Review: We all know by now that John Digweeds Bedrock bring the heat to the floor, and over the past year they have been at their very best. This latest release is a real gem with two of our favourite forward thinking producers coming together. Belgian techno don Marco Bailey hot on the heels of his 'High Volume' album, locks horns with fellow countryman Filterheadz for two wicked tech-meets-prog smashers. First up is the dark and twisted 'Mansion' with a throbbing bottom end and eerie fills, while 'Avenue' in perfect contrast is lighter and funkier with a relentless techno rhythm and the Filterheadz trademark tribal vibes flashing through. This is a partnership that most definitely works, more of the same please!
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: There's no mistaking the sound of Filterheadz, who bring the infectious party vibes with every production, holding onto their unique tribal-tech sound that never fails to rock a crowd. 'The Game' is a return to their very best with its relentless rolling groove, funky chopped up bassline and all-round "fun". As with many of the Filterheadz anthems this will appeal to all styles from house to trance and absolutely everything in-between. Expect the likes of Carl Cox to be dropping this peaktime across the globe.
Review: Following on from last year's collaboration on Analytic Trail, Filterheadz and Gaston Zani get together once again for this outing on Tronic. The title track is a heads-down, pumping affair, populated by muffled vocal samples and leading into tripped out synth builds. On "Fortitude", they head down a visceral route; the bass is dark and pumping and builds and builds throughout the arrangement, while the use of ominous, industrial riffs lends the arrangement extra menace. On "Possession", the trio serve up their darkest track on the release, with spiralling acid and ominous rave riffs supporting ponderous vocal samples.