Review: Since his acclaimed release "Gazebo" on Border Community back in 2005, Toronto-based producer Jake Fairley aka Fairmont has displayed an ability to fuse well crafted songwriting with powerful electronic attitude. Following up his last appearance on BEDDIGI123, his eagerly awaited follow-up, the Scropulus EP, unveils another immaculate track collection. From the seething and dirty EBM-influenced pulse of "Frozen In Glass", the similarly noirish arpeggiations creep their way into the hypnotic progressive house journey of the title track and all culminating with the atmospheric minimal house journey that is "Terminal Z" harking back to his sound in the mid noughties and closing out one killer release.
Review: Each edition of the Four To The Floor series always presents four tracks that are some of the strongest secret weapons from the sets of label co-head Solomun. Now in its 16th installment, be captivated by Lone Romantic Maceo Plex on the epic dancefloor drama of "Mutant Magic" and its killer vocal, Canadian veteran Fairmont is in fine form and serves up the moody tunnel vision of "Plastic Head TV" while Nico Garreaud's "Louisville Lip" (Abaze edit) is aimed squarely at the main room at peak time and The Vinyl Depreciation Society provide more sonic narratives - best heard under the strobelight - on "Princept".