Review: Sean "Puffy" Coombs decision to join forces with veteran big room house producer Guy Gerber still seems odd, despite the success of the duo's Ibiza-friendly (and free-to-download) 11 11 album. Here, one of that album's highlights, Tourist Trap, gets the big name remix treatment. Jamie Jones kicks things off with a typically woozy, bleep-heavy tech-house rework, before Gerber joins forces with David K for a dark, stripped-back take that seems to shuffle between the speakers like an old man on crack. There's more than a touch of Balearic dreaminess about Visionquest's excellent interpretation, while Soul Clap steal the show with a dreamy, woozy, electrofunk-influenced remix that's blessed with a brilliant, slowed-down breakdown.
Review: If you had Guy Gerber down as just another producer from Israel, you're sorely mistaken. "Steady" maps out a new direction for house; its drums are heavy, the synths eerie and a mournful, new wave bassline underpins Jaw's dreamy vocals. It's one of the most unusual house productions Juno Plus has heard this year, and it provides ample opportunity for Midland to deliver a stunning remix. He makes the drums heavier, beefs up the beats and delivers a buzzing bassline that sends the arrangement whooshing into the cosmos. Gerber's own "The Golden Sun & The Silver Moon", which fuses a rolling rhythm with chiming chords, completes the package.
Review: On one hand, it's quite a surprise to see one-time prog houser Guy Gerber throw his lot in with Seth Troxler's achingly hip Visionquest label. On the other, it makes perfect sense. Visionquest has long been obsessed with soft focus melodies and dreamy compositions, and "The Mirror Game" - a loose deep houser blessed with cascading melodies and progressive atmospherics - ticks all those boxes. "One Day In May" opts for a more old skool house approach, mixing shuffling, West Coast deep house percussion with woozy chords and heady vocal samples. Gerber rounds off the EP by dropping that most prog house of selections - a beatless ambient version of the comfy title track.
Review: It wouldn't be the weekend without another collection of classic tracks from the Bedrock vaults, and this latest 10 is filled with some killers.. all for just L5.99. The real stand outs here are; 'Under Pressure' and 'Gekko' by Guy J, John Digweed & Nick Muir collaboration 'Aquatonic', and the acid rave anthem 'Sabotage' from Pete Heller. There are some more recent sound also, notabaly from Jim Rivers on 'Empathy'. Tracks like this are also great to throw in a mix and add a special dynamic to set, as let's face it.. they all sound ultra fresh even to this day
Terry Grant - "I'll Kill You" (feat Jennifer Horne - Luke Chable remix) - (11:21) 129 BPM
Suicide Sports Club - "Last Ghost In Town" (Redanka remix) - (9:18) 128 BPM
Review: We really don't want this series to end, as the surprises and instant hits of reminiscing on the 'good ol days' springs up with every volume. A label that defined a generation and broke boundaries for much that's out there today. On the 6th installment they resurrect timeless anthems such as 'Pushin Too Hard' from Saints & Sinners, Guy Gerbers 'Stoppage Time', the Redanka remix of 'Lost Ghost In Town' by Suicide Sports Club, and countless others. At just L5.99, the touch of nostalgia is an absolute must.
Review: It's hard to believe that Sven Vath's empire has been in existence for 11 years, but what's easier to comprehend is the label's unerring knack of releasing killer club techno. This compilation gives some of Vath's favourite artists - like Roman Flugel and Steve Rachmad - as well as newbies like Patrick Kunkel, who also provides a DJ mix, a chance to rework the catalogue. From Visionquest's murky but driving take on Dinky's "Acid in My Fridge" through the abrasive, jacking Flugel remix of Martin Buttrich's "Hunter", Carlo Lio's tribal take on Dubfire vs Huntemann's "Diablo" and the fist-pumping, big room techno of Paul Ritch's interpretation of 2000 & One's "Tropical Melons", there can be no doubt about this compilation's dance floor credentials.
Review: Supplement Facts label boss Guy Gerber returns with his new EP, "Hate / Love," featuring three tracks of beauty and brooding menace. The title track is a deep and mysterious jaunt into exotic atmospheres, experienced through a sense of nervous watchfulness. The laid back yet menacing vocals are provided by P. Diddy's new Dirty Money Crew member, Dawn Richard. His graceful vocals add a relaxing sentiment that wonderfully plays off the track's edgy, uneasy undertones. "Lost In You Like A Chinese Cookie" continues the theme, rolling along amid tribal beats and skipping, melodic synths. Still wrapped in the depth of wildness, the Israeli lifts things a little higher than the preceding number. That said, he plunges back into the depths and far beyond with the EP's standout track, "Stockholm Syndrome." Classic 909s mix with growling basslines and an equally snarling vocal to create this dancefloor bomb. Perfect for small, sweat-filled, dark box rooms with unfeasibly large soundsystems.