Review: Here we have UK commercial house duo Copyright with their first Defected joint of 2015. "Be Together" is a big room chunk of funk-edged house - all rolling filtered grooves and soulful repetitive vocals courtesy of Andre Espeut. "Miss My Love" is the edgier of the two - all retro jackin 80s grooves and swirling synth riffs. Destined for some chart action for sure....
The Revenge - "Incredible Shellsuit" - (5:40) 125 BPM
Ole Biege & Ronte Monte Mo - "Marinade" - (7:35) 123 BPM
Kasper Bjorke - "Apart" (feat Sosa Ey - Michael Mayer remix) - (8:36) 124 BPM
HVOB - "Lion" (Stimming remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
Various - "Songs For Clubs 3" (continuous DJ mix by Zoo Brazil) - (1:01:38) 124 BPM
Review: It's been 16 months since the release of the second installment of John 'Zoo Brazil' Anderson's Songs For Clubs series. This third volume is, then, long overdue. As with its' predecessors, Songs For Clubs 3 lives up to its name, with Anderson picking out (and mixing, on the included bonus DJ mix) an atmospheric blend of tracks from across the deep house, tech-house and minimal-influenced techno spectrum. The tracklist is certainly strong, with contributions from Tiefschwarz, Michael Mayer, The Revenge (the brilliant "Incredible Shellsuit"), Romanthony and Matthew Styles, whose thrilling "Dominion" is probably the collection's standout moment. That said, Copyright's big room deep house banger "Submarine" certainly pushes it close.
Review: Mark Knight's label brings together some of the sounds that were showcased over the course of the ADE. Basement Jaxx kick start the compilation with the stomping disco house of "Never Say Never", while Harry Romero shows that he's not just a US house head. Working with Doorly, he drops "The Truth", a tough techno track, led by heavy claps. The techno influence lingers on Maceo Plex's "Conjure Superstar", which features an unusual combination of rave sirens and sublime, 808 State-style synths. As is the case in the wider electronic world, this reinvention of the past is in abundance on Amsterdam 2014 and apart from Plex's track, the most impressive contribution is Dosem's "Chase the Link", which sounds like a particularly dark version of vintage Lil Louis.
Review: It's been a while since we last enjoyed brand new Copyright originals, but the wait's been seriously worth it. The duo have hinted at a return to their deeper, groove-laden roots and both "Move Over" and "Submarine" rep this direction consummately. "Move Over" bounces with a mid '90s bassline while laser-reaching arpeggios tickle and tease in the same way early Deep Dish productions did. "Submarine", meanwhile, chugs with the help of some great dubbed-out percussive textures and expert vocal sample choppery. Two killer tracks, two guaranteed ways to hypnotise your floor this summer.
Review: Hitting the summer with a two-pronged attack, Copyright have certainly left their mark on 2012's sunny season. Igniting the vibe in May with "You Got Me", they're keeping it burning with this beautiful slice of electronic soul. Ann Saunderson's vocals work perfectly over the simple-but-effective three chord riff, armed with striking, sing-along lyrics her dulcet tones have echoed around the walls of Pacha long after they close the doors on another sexy night. Perhaps a tiny bit more synth-driven and less organic than Copyright's previous, this is a most refreshing moment in house music.