Review: Fabricio Pecanha has an impressive biography, having been named Brazil's top DJ on no less than six occasions and featuring in DJ Magazine's infamous Top 100 DJs poll on more than one occasion. Here, he turns his attention to production with "Gangsta", a rolling, electronic deep house groove that makes excellent use of woozy melodies and a pitched-down hip-hop vocal. There are numerous remixes to choose from, with Michael Morae's intricate, sub-heavy take and the spooky LOOP Remix impressing most. Those after a bit more bounce should check out the gargantuan, analogue bassline-sporting bonus cuts "Bad Boy" and "The Run".
Review: For an artist who was catapulted onto the international stage by asking "Who's Afraid Of Detroit?", things have come full circle. Claude Von Stroke's latest venture takes him back to the Motor City and features a recording of his DJ set from the recent Movement festival. Fittingly, it starts with the steely electro of Van Stroke's own "Maharaja" before heading into the stripped back techno of Tom Reed & Sonik's "Alert", veering into harder sounds courtesy of Will Clarke & Born Dirty's relentless "Boss Man" and peaking with the raw, percussive "Loud!" by Alex Rubia and Maiki. As homecomings go, it's an impressively raucous one.