Denis Horvat - "Portrait Of A Lady" - (7:40) 124 BPM
Skatman - "Funkadelic" - (5:19) 121 BPM
Jonathan Kaspar - "In My Head" - (7:24) 123 BPM
Zakir - "Saw This Saw" - (6:39) 121 BPM
Keith Holland - "Nostalgia" - (6:43) 120 BPM
Dominik Marz - "Trip Club" - (5:58) 83 BPM
EdOne - "Mjolnar" - (6:00) 120 BPM
Apste - "Breep" - (6:34) 125 BPM
Ditian - "Visionaria" - (6:32) 120 BPM
Alex Medina - "Paramita" - (6:52) 122 BPM
Review: Dixon & Ame's esteemed Innervisons imprint returns with its annual round up of the very best in advanced house and emotive techno on the 15th edition in its Secret Weapons series. They have once again done a fine job of curation, with all artists representing its distinct sonic aesthetic, with highlights coming from: Chloe Caillet on the deep and introspective electro cut "Moonwalk", rising Israeli Tal Fussmann really nails the label's futuristic vibe on the suspenseful "Persona" and esteemed Dutch duo Glowal give you another taste of their intelligent indie-dance sound on "Figures". Elsewhere, the ever impressive Floyd Lavine takes a more experimental path on his hi-tech cut "Blackalicious" (feat Wayne Snow) and Spanish producer EdOne delivers the mandatory serving of dancefloor drama on the sublime "Mjolnar".
Review: Hardt Antoine makes his debut on Kompakt with an unforgettable EP. "Nobody's Watching" revolves around a throbbing bass and snappy rhythm. But it's the ghostly, atmospheric synth that elevates it to a different level. In contrast, "All We See" is a modern take on trance, with acid pulses and dreamy melodies coming together over a pulsating groove. "Radial" is different again - this time, Antoine conjures up a dramatic ambient track focused on crashing piano keys and gurgling 303s. The release also features an alternate 'Freedom' take on "All We See" - which sees a tougher rhythm provide the backdrop for the trance melodies.
Review: TAU bosses Adana Twins have always used the label's annual Spektrum compilations to showcase the quality and variety of the imprint's output, with tracks coming from both established artists and new signings. They've stuck to the same principles on volume four in the series, resulting in another strong collection of guaranteed dancefloor hits and pleasant surprises. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the psychedelic, post-tech-house trip of AIKON's 'Magenta', the deep space electro shuffle of 'Forever Mornings' by Echnonomist, and the bouncy, acid house-goes-boompty sweatiness of SXF's 'Workshop 5', to the throbbing Itali-disco revivalism of GUMM's 'Heroes Call', the sleazy TB-303 insanity of Adana Twins' 'Feel The Acid', and the fuzzy, hypnotic Berlin house haziness of 'The Covenant' by Volar.