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: Up next on Nick Curly & Gorge's 8 Bit imprint is another killer three tracker by the ever impressive Dutchman Franky Rizardo, hot off the success of the 'X Marks The Spot' and 'Glow' EPs released over the last 12 months to much fanfare. While most of the world's nightclubs remain closed for the foreseeable future, there is no doubt that "Dusty Mornings" will go down a treat on makeshift living room dancefloors with its deep and sensual groove. But come next year when we hope for a return of normality, the B side stompers "Gritty Fuze" and "Spirit Walk" respectively are sure to bang the party with their slick UK tech house influenced style.
Review: Big time player for the likes of Defected, Off Recordings, Simma Black and Saved, Dutch DJ and festival specialist Franky Rizardo debuts on Knee Deep In Sound! Arriving on Hot Since '82's label with this two-track Sprinkler single, Rizardo looks to trance, minimal and techno with warmer housey atmospheres, most overtly in this single's alternative number "You" through its funkier groove, mellow rhythm and bassline flow. If timed well "Sprinkler" should set off the ice canons with its massive melody, tearing synth progressions and epic peaks pushed over the line with jungle and breaks.
Review: Flying Dutchman Franky Rizardo has reached another high with his new killer for Barcelona's always reliable Stereo. The Tempo EP is indeed, like its name may suggest, at a faster one - with the main room at peak-time in mind. He's set a particular standard after releases on top labels like Rejected, Circus and 8 bit. "I'm Feeling" gets properly slinky and hypnotic with its dubby chords and strict rhythms all working together in tunnelling fashion. The title track up next chugs along like a steam train and reaches near tribal moments with its groove-driven rhythmicity - engineered for proper heads down moments on the dancefloor.
Review: Impeccably groomed Dutchman Franky Rizardo returns with some surefire main room tech house on Nic Fanciulli's always reliable Saved imprint. Starting out with the rolling, vocal led groove "Get Some Love" which is heavy on the bass and tough on the rhythm, this one's restrained enough to lead into, or out of the peak time. Second offering "Power Flanger" goes deeper and has a more organic feel with its warm bassline, dusty hi-hats and just like it says on the tin; a flanged drum loop which carries the track nicely.