Review: Hailing from Hoboken, New Jersey (birthplace of Frank Sinatra), Joey Anderson has released two previous long-players on Dekmantel. Here, though, he comes to Los Angeles-based Avenue 66 with an album that sits somewhere between deep house, indie-dance and experimental electronica. Anderson's mournful, Yorke-like vocals on cuts like 'Beside Me' and 'Cindy' won't suit everyone, but if you're looking for deep, drifty house grooves to see you through the wee small hours then the likes of 'Bounce With It' and 'Can Not', both drawing heavily on early Chi-town/acid tropes, should do the job nicely, while 'Heaven Help Us' or 'Ocean' will suit those who like things a little more leftfield.
Review: A true staple of the Amsterdam scene, the Rush Hour affiliated Yuri Boselie aka Cinnaman takes up the reins for local institution Dekmantel's extended tenth birthday celebrations with this mastermix. It takes in the entirety of the 10 volume edition - what an effort. What may seem as an outrageous challenge - what with the compilation's genre diversity and wide rage of tempos - it's a success, for they've certainly found the right candidate. Cinnaman plays a wide range of styles anyway, and is never afraid to mix the known with the unknown - he has a reputation for his remarkable combinations and transitions. From moments of sublime ambience (Italian ambient legend Gigi Masin with the utterly evocative "Maja") to bass heavy electro bounce (courtesy of Egyptian Lover or Syracuse & Epsilove), right through to techno bangers of the cerebral variety (by Donato Dozzy & Peter Van Hoesen or local hero Talismann) and stuff by Bufiman or Tony Allen - it's a solid effort here by one of Holland's finest selectors.