Review: Reviewed is Suol's new digital-only compilation series, and has apparently been designed to showcase the tracks and remixes of some of the label's most productive artists. This first volume focuses on the prolific Chopstick & Johnjon, gathering together 14 career highlights and a non-stop DJ mix of the same material. Predictably, there's much to enjoy, from the darting Latin pianos, soulful vocals, slab bass and jumpy beats of the duo's "rediscovered" remix of Siri Svegler's "Silent Viewer", to the trippy, bass-heavy hypnotism of "A New Dub", a fine collaboration with old pal Fritz Kalkbrenner. Other highlights include the stomping blues-house voodoo of "Listen", the woozy, late night deep house dreaminess of "Birds", and the melodious, riff-heavy hustle of "Rebound".
Review: Phwoar! Whether you've experienced this crew's massive arena-filling Exodus parties or not, this 32-track release is a fitting finale to yet another monstrous year for Chuckie and friends. A sizzling sonic snapshot of the Dirty Dutch family their most extended, we're treated to cuts from across the board - from the rampant tech-electro of Marco V's "Solid Sounds" to the groovier, squelchier vibes of Sebastian Leger's rub of Format B. A true spread with every hour of the night in mind, this is the most comprehensive project the double D crew have curated to date.
Review: Riding a wave of Zdarlight since 2005, legendary contemporary electro act Digitalism make their way from the annals of French label Kitsune to Gerd Janson's equally influential Running Back! With Gerd himself remixing the duo's "Destination Breakdown" back in 2016, he invites Digitalism to his label for five of the freshest tracks we've heard from the project in years. Still harking back to the wonder years of that French electro sound, Digitalism returns with a new selection of melodic, inspired and colourful electro numbers: you pick the hit. Tracks like "Promises" bring back memories of Kavinsky's golden days (now commonly associated with the movie Drive) while there's dubby, colourful and techno beats in "Flash Forward". "Visuals" sees the pair dial up a vocal, piano-laced electro ballad, with good times to be had in "Reality 2". And for some refined EDM flavours without the overhaul look to "Trans Global Ltd".
Review: If you haven't heard Digitalism's full length DJ Kicks mix yet, we strongly suggest you do... Arguably one of the strongest DJ mix brands in existence, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to you that Digitalism's entry to the series rocks harder than Slash doing work experience in a quarry. It also features these seven exclusives, five of which are brand new works from the duo themselves and the other two are rather resplendent edits. The highlight for most will be their emotive take on The Rapture's "Sail Away". Awe-inspiring pianos and a deep, driving beat, if you're looking to cause major dancefloor meltdown any time soon, look no further. And that's just one of seven incredible tracks.
Review: Making for a great entry into K7's always essential DJ Kicks series, German electro-house duo Digitalism aka Jens Moelle and Ismail Tufekci pick out some interesting selections from amongst their peer group. WhoMadeWho's shuffle beat disco ace "The Sun" finds a welcome home amongst a new mix of The Rapture's "Sail Away" and an edit of Gai Barone's "Alicudi" from the Digitalism pair. However special props have to go out to the quite-stunning waves of pitched-up chords that make Kulsch's "Lorely' an instant classic. Available as individual, unmixed tracks or as a continuous DJ mix.