Review: Following a recent sell-out London show to celebrate the milestone anniversary of Digweed's iconic and genre leading record label he drops volume 14, and to us it sounds like one of the biggest and best yet. Across the 21 tracks, label favorites get a good showing, with; Pig & Dan's 'Crazy', Guy J with 'Mish Mash', and 'Whispering Leaves' from Marco Bailey. Plus a plethora of new talent coming through such as Maxime Dangles on 'Unsteady Curve'. Check out the tasty Electric Rescue mix of Digweed & Muir collab 'Raise'.. This is an essential for prog heads.
Review: Guy J is a minimal/dream artist hailing from Israel (think Guy Gerber, Chaim etc) whose proggy productions led to an impressive long player on Bedrock. No one can argue that it's a fine line between nu-disco and trance, nobody except Guy J that is, and here on Octavia he blurs the line as best he can. The title track is a glistening and intricate pulsator that resonates with chimes and dreamy pads. "Release Me" on the other hand is the kind of spacey hiNRG favoured by the late great Patrick Cowley. Seductive stuff.
Review: Israeli progressive house hero Guy J's career has gone from strength to strength in the last few years with most of his epic journey tracks being released on the legendary John Digweed's Bedrock imprint. Quite fitting then that he now releases his first full length for the label, with they describe as "a vast melting pot of sonic exploration." Starting out with the driving percussive techno of "Bungalow" and the heavenly "8 Minute Flight" it's then business as usual on tracks like "Fools Dont Last" or "Live Another Day" which nail that progressive journey sound that he's now synonymous with. Other highlights include the dark groove of "Nirvana" the eleven minute long epic "The Love & The Fear" and the atmospheric slow burner "Paradox". There's a lot to get through but it's all killer, no filler. Also comes as two continuous mixes as bonus tracks by Guy J himself.
Review: Since the resurgence of John Digweeds pioneering label, there has been a noticeable focus on just a couple of new generation talents to spearhead the future. Following in the mist of the likes of Steve Lawler, and Danny Howells, Guy J has become the sound of modern day bedrock. Following on from his 1000 Words album, here we have some fresh licks on the LPs highlights. Sian goes in super deep on 'My Thought Of You', while Hybrid Soundsystem get some breaks vibes going on 'Fly'. There is also a hot new Original 'Shining' which has been getting heavy plays the past few weeks... No filler, all killer!
Review: With Bedorck having pioneered electronic music since '98, it is quite a milestone to reach the 100th release, and what high expectations set for Guy J & Henry Saiz to deliver. Unsurprisingly, they rise to the occasion with two tracks that showcase all the Bedrock history whilst firming looking ahead to the sounds of tomorrow. 'Meridian' sees the two come together for a groovy and melodic progger that has peaktime smacked all over it, on the flip Saiz goes it alone for the massive piano led 'La Marea', one of the largest progressive tracks of the year... Both of these need to be at the front of your wallet immdediately!!