Review: At the start of the year RADAINT offered up a second label retrospective, "Reflection Volume 2". Now they've decided to look forwards instead, delivering a new set of exclusive, previously unheard cuts on the latest edition in their ongoing "Future" series. Progressive house veteran Dave Seaman kicks things off with the trance-inducing electronic bliss of "Stealing Amber" - all bubbly lead lines, rising chords, sustained bass tones and trance styl;e builds - before a string of lesser-celebrated artists make their mark. We're particularly enjoying the weighty, extra-percussive pulse of Jochen Pash's "Foreign Lands", the Innervisions style Afro-house/tech-house fusion of Yamil's "Wahya", the deliciously wide-eyed dreaminess of Jimmy Hop's "Other Side" and the throbbing, slowly building intensity of Nick Jojo's "Almarah", but the quality threshold remains high throughout.
Review: The legendary 3D DJs aka Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman & Danny Howells return to complete their trilogy of EPs for Seaman's Selador imprint. The third installment of their collaborative album project sees each of them contribute an individual track. It's Howells who kicks things off with the slinky and hypnotic groove of "Shortwave", followed by Emerson who contributes the balmy percussive tech house journey of "Sleeping Bag' featuring subtle balearic undertones. It's boss man Seaman hammering the message home with the powerful, peak time dancefloor drama of "Press 1 For Human". All for one and one for all, three is the magic number.