Review: For some of the biggest drums you'll hear this side of 2015 check out DJ Vapour's opening track "Beet Root Juice" - then enter that huge synth. Anthemic production right there. ESP delivers the rave synths and 'y'all ready for this' vocal with some classic sampling added in "Good Times", while Suspect Chin does the same in "Miss You" - pitch that up! For a hi-octane club track which flexes its drums, spits acid and wobbles with bass look to Inidigo Virus' "Will Power".
Review: The latest release on DJ Vapour's 36 Hertz Recordings revisits the rave era with such clout and command, it genuinely feels like 1992. "Feel The Vibe" is a ruthless breakbeat cut sprung with the finest Prodigy-style detuned synths, "On The Run" comes complete with heavenly pianos, "Here We Go" attacks with rattling breakbeats and a tightly looped vocal while "Woah Iz Me" closes the show with a rich insanity riff and neat flips between between bold splashy amens and a more stripped back body-moving riddim. Whistle crew - you'd better be ready!
Review: Fiedel is the latest Berghain resident DJ to contribute to its mix series and this sampler release captures the machine-driven energy of his varied sets. Electric Indigo's contribution, "Registers", is a cavernous, steely arrangement designed for maximum impact in the Berlin club's high-ceilinged main room, while Stefan Rein's "Panther" is more of a heads-down banger, charged to provide a boost to tired dancers. Fiedel makes a diversion with the off centre broken beats and odd but inspired combination of industrial drums and animal sounds on rRoxymore's "Tropicalcore", while Fiedel himself gets down and dirty with fellow resident Boris for the bleep-heavy, tone-shifting "Div'hain".