Review: South London's King of 'African driven bass music' is back with two new remarkable tracks, "Lockdown" and "Glacier". Both are produced with the kind of precise, clinical expertise normal seen in keyhole surgeons. The former is all digital ripples in shimmering synth pools and pristine beats, whilst the latter mixes pan pipe riffs, night jungle percussion and vocal moans. Holloway's remix ups the percussive elements whilst stripping a lot of the rest away, and Majora gets deep and trippy with the title track.
Review: Soupu Music has been going strong since 2010, giving us some of the funkiest house cuts around and now they're back with a monstrous-sized compilation inspired by African beats. There are thirty five chunks of house delight right here, so naturally we're not going to spoil it all for you but there are certainly some Juno HQ picks here - Pepesoup's "Pump Tire" is about as gnarly as you can go for house music and Smoove Kriminal's "Magma (VIP)" is kinda like grime back in the early 00's, but with an Afro touch, whilst DJ Sawman's "The Rise" blends sweet UK funky rhythms with chugging deep house chords.