Review: Ultra Bass are ecstatic to present a new banger, "When I Get You Home", by Birmingham heroes Collabor8. Roping in the smooth, emotional RnB vocals of Jay Harvey the track is an uplifting slice of sleek and warm pop-garage. If that's too commercial for you, then they've kindly submitted an "alternative mix" too, which strips things down to shuffle beats and old skool stabs. Elsewhere Thorn's mix opts for a more underground sound featuring a cool ascending riff and Dominic Bullock delivers an infectious moody house rework.
Review: Listening to Miami 2014 it sounds like this year's WMC will be dominated by interpretations of classic US house. Prok & Fitch's "South Keys (original club mix)" is a storming tribal affair, while the key changes and heavy low end on My Digital Enemy's "Change" is reminiscent of New Jersey garage. Garage of a UK variety is audible on the rolling snares and rubbery bassline of Hot Since 82 's "Hot's Groove", but in the main, this compilation is US-dominated. Piemont's "Microsleep (original mix)" recalls the darkest excesses of Armand Van Helden house, replete with scary sirens, while the Kevin Knapp take on Richy Ahmed's "The Drums" is a clap-heavy Chicago jam.