It's been two years since Chris 'Cromby' McCormick made his debut on Love Revolution, delivering two solid deep house tracks. This follow-up on Berlin-based Tenderpark is an even more assured affair, with the producer showcasing a trio smooth, mature deep house cuts. First he drops "The Good Shit", mixing snappy drum machine hits with hazy chords, baked vocal samples and a Chez Damier style bassline, before tipping his hat to the spacey sounds of Detroit on the oven-hot futurism of "Planets". Finally, he channels his inner Ron Trent on the deep, bumpin' and really rather picturesque "Smoke & Bubbles".
Three very different mixes make up this latest release from Belfast duo Bicep's label. In its Original Form, 'Retribution' is a spaced-out deep house jam with a nice warm, chunky bassline, shimmering synths and tons of dancefloor energy, but the two rerubs take us into completely different territory. In DeFeKT's hands the track becomes an exercise in 80s electro nostalgia, albeit with a hint of prog and the fuller sound that comes from modern production methods, while Shanti Celeste's Chill Mix draws on the very deepest of dubstep and the LA beats scene for inspiration.