Review: Beard-touting, Vienna-based producer Dorian has been bothering clubs throughout 2014 with his unique brand of hellraising, high-energy D&B smackdowns. It's in this though, the Unknown EP, that we can really start to hear his sounds come together. A fan of big, brash bass and ripped-up samples, there's still elements of chopped and changed individuality throughout, but what's here in the finished product is a cohesive, highly impressive piece of work. Not bad for a sub-genre vastly underrated by the beard-stroking massive.
Review: One of Vienna's many talented D&B troopers, Dorian makes his Cre8 debut with two understated rollers that wouldn't have gone amiss back in the era... Ten gallon subs, rolling drums and a groove so heavy it could make Randall blush, "Bluds" is all about the jungle swing while "Call It What You Want" takes more of a melodic bassline approach with a hook that's reminiscent of Moving Fusion's late 90s work. Authentic.
The Dealer & Space Motion - "Push" - (6:38) 126 BPM
Saccao & Anturage - "Cyclops" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Agatha Pher - "My Only Way" - (6:53) 123 BPM
Kevin McKay - "Glasgow Underground Ibiza 2017: 1AM - 2AM" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:09:16) 123 BPM
Kevin McKay - "Glasgow Underground Ibiza 2017: 2AM - 3AM" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:12:00) 124 BPM
Kevin McKay - "Glasgow Underground Ibiza 2017: 3AM - 4AM" (continuous DJ mix 3) - (1:04:15) 124 BPM
Review: Glasgow Underground's Ibiza compilations are traditionally the biggest releases of the year for label head honchos Sam Dexter and Kevin McKay. It's stated they 'have been working their socks off to collect the best selection of cuts' and aimed squarely at White Isle dancefloors this Summer. Starting off with Sante Sansone's remix for the aforementioned McKay. This 'Italian stallion' drops his usual disco style for "What U Want", Barcelona's finest De La Swing impresses us as always with the rolling peak time stomper "No Rules" and also Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh's "What We Gonna Do?" (Kevin McKay remix) really brings the funk like no other on this disco-fied joint. It's a whopper here: comprised of a few dozen tracks, it's all damn good value and there's enough surefire grooves on here to keep the kids on your dancefloor groovin and movin' all Summer. And if you can't be bothered with all that: it's conveniently mixed up to perfection across three volumes by McKay himself.