Forget Me Not - "Should Be Stronger" (vocal mix) - (5:39) 62 BPM
Shenoda - "Bubbles" - (5:34) 63 BPM
Bareskin - "Flow" - (6:09) 126 BPM
Zumo - "Flirt" (Alex Jones Black & Blue Rejig mix) - (6:56) 59 BPM
Review: Hypercolour sub label Losing Suki has been quietly doing its thing while its big brother deals in the more high profile cases within the realms of deep and tech house. However there have been some underground smashes within the sixteen releases thus far, including Last Magpie's "Roots" which fittingly kicks off this retrospective compilation of the strongest slammers on the label to date. Fusing low end pressure and polished modern house dynamics at one turn, and then reaching for delicate deep soul tones at the next, the Suki sound is a diverse one but it all sits comfortably together on this compilation. Huxley brings the choppy garage firepower, while Robert Cashin heads into tripped out minimal territory, and the good wagon Losing Suki keeps on rolling.
Review: The day-glo synths come ripping out of Bwana's studio like there's no tomorrow on "It Ain't Done Til It's Over", pausing only for some powerful woodblock hits to echo at the end of each bar. Otherwise the details and delirium gets piled on in hefty measure on each track from the fresh-faced producer, keeping things melodic and meaningful in every shifting segment. XI turns out an interesting remix that slows the 2-step shuffle right down and bolsters it with haunting and contrasting synth parts. Jack Dixon opts for a more linear house take that still manages to straddle the contemporary hybrid juncture of electronic music.