Review: Aries 2018-released debut album Jungle Style just keeps on giving with another badass bounty of versions. Featuring a whole range of skilled breakbeat craftsmen from hyped newcomers and hidden talents to some of the best in the game, highlights hit from all corners including Saxxon's jazz-tinged tear-up on "Sundays", Kreed's dancehall stepper twist of "I & I" and Benny Page's heavily supported version of "Herbsmoke". High grade business.
Review: Something of a treat here from Barcelona's Hivern Disc label, as they deliver the first in a series of digital-only releases focusing on analogue-heavy house jams. Stylistically, much of the material sits somewhere between classic Chicagoan acid, vintage deep house and the retro-futurist new school doodlings of the 100% Silk label, without particularly sounding like any. There's a glacial melancholy to the woozy melodies and vintage jack of Aster's superb "Olde", while T&J's afro-tinged "Drum & Synths" sounds like it was beamed down from some distant star. Kresy's "En Bypass"exudes a delicious warmth, whilst Marc Pinol's "Solve Et Coagula" has an analogue swing and clattering groove all of its own. Formidable fare.