Review: Tronic introduced the Rockets series to introduce new artists as well as providing a platform for established producers. On this sixth volume, both groups are well-represented. Veterans like Kaiserdisco and Karotte come together to deliver the tranced out "Redneck", German DJ George Perry drops the tough tribal "Eptu" and the prolific Matt Sassari delivers a hypnotic disco house banger, "Minor Elixir". There are also some superb contributions from newer artists: Anton X's "Phoenix" is a hypnotic techno roller, with some neat trance undercurrents, while The Southern's "Skank" is redolent of the steely 90s rhythms of Detroit artists like Stacey Pullen.
Review: Mark Knight & Co. are straight up with their latest title - but considering their current 15th birthday celebrations, these guys can do whatever they want - they hardly do wrong anyway! House, Tech House, Techno Vol 2 does exactly what is says on the tin with a whopping 62 tracks and three continuous mixes - each dedicated to said subgenre. From that massive remix of Fatboy Slim's "Right Here, Right Now" by current scene favourites CamelPhat, Saved main man Nic Fanciulli's collaboration with Damon Albarn on "Saying" (Kolsch remix), label head honcho Knight himself steps up to deliver the pumping and white noise filled "We Get High From The Music" (feat Mr V) and the inimitable Danny Howells is always welcome - particularly with a track as electrifying as the recently released "Isolar".