Review: Bremen, Germany's Die Vogelperspektive are back with some more tough and moody grooves on the Wall Smash EP. Wasting no time getting down to business on the fierce people mover that is the title track, featuring liberal white noise washes, a humming sub bass and gutsy rhythm: this ticks all the right boxes. "Marshmallow" is much dubbier and smooth with darkly emotive pads, sultry vocal loops and all round eerie atmosphere; nice one! Finally "White Cherry" is a slinky tech house journey that you can imagine trancing out to under a strobe light at Ritter Butzke next weekend at some ungodly hour of the morning.
Into Lala - "In The Woods" (Pophop remix) - (7:49) 118 BPM
Die Vogelperspektive - "Mighty Fat" (feat JPattersson - Pophop & Stephan Zovsky remix) - (4:49) 94 BPM
Pophop Essential-Tracks (continuous DJ mix) - (1:08:26) 120 BPM
Review: Thanks to releases from peeps like Kombinat100, Lula Circus, Konfetti Klub Ensemble, and Andre Crom, among others, the Acker imprint is quietly racking up enough catalogue credentials to compete with some of the big boys in the deep house circles. They've decided to switch things up a bit with this new album, deciding to go for a full-blown compilation, masterfully put together by their trusted Pophop. There's tunes from regular label attendees, all reworked from Pophop himself, who drops a gorgeous slice of Afro-rhythmic house in his edit of Il Civetto's "Liberte Ana" as an opener. His remix of "Helva Salva" from Timboletti is also an exquisite deep house bullet, beautifully put together with the help of some acoustic harmonies, but these are just to give you a taster. The man has a very particular remix and edit sound, and you'd be silly not to give this a go. Proper bang for your buck, right here!