Review: A confirmed presence within the landscape of UK dance music for the best part of 15 years, Hypercolour has cultivated its own constellation of artists while becoming a port of call for those hitting their peak within pseudo-mainstream house music. It's Patterns compilation series has always offered rare cuts and remixes from its roster of artists and from the get go here a lesser known Zodiac impresses out of the blocks with a banging dub techno joint "GhostNet". Sebastian Mullaert & Boelja go hardcore Swedish bleeptronic in "Who Are You Really?" with FRAK also included with an old school and lo-fi 909 workout "Berga Magic". Roman Flugel hits a sweetspot as usual next to some lowly jackin tracks by London Modular Alliance, a vocal breakbeat number of classical drum and bass refrain by Mathew Herbert to some tongue cheek rave by Luke Vibert and much much more! Approved.
Review: Not to be confused with the Irish hardware mangler The Cyclist, Toronto producer Mark Penner continues his mutant disco adventures as Cyclist with a fine release for the emergent Mani/Pedi label. Lead track "Incoming Instructions" is the most derange five minutes of disco we have heard this week with echoes of vintage In Flagranti throughout and a killer shift in tone midway through. Following this, "Meta" feels like Penner is playing it a bit straighter down the path to cosmic jam enlightenment and the B side houses remixes from Brioski and Alexander Robotnick. Of the two it's Brioski that really impresses with a narcotic rework that feels like it's been chewing on sugar cane for days.