Review: There's plenty of mischief going on over at Subliminal studios recently, with the golden trio of Morillo, Romero, and Nunez once again coming together in musical harmony (no doubt packing the weaponry for Miami WMC). Following on from 'My Melody', here they conjure up yet another instant smash, made for rocking the sexiest dancefloors on the planet. Its chunky and driving house music that will work just as well in progressive, or even early trance sets. All their classic sounds and flavours are in there and the infectious Latin vocal gives it even more standout quality and likeability. This one is going to blow over the coming weeks!!
Review: It must be pure party times when these lot come together, as Subliminals troublesome trio are back for yet another house bomb created to rock the sexiest parties around the globe. 'The Porno' is a funky, tribal house monster with all the flair and energy of a carnival and the sleaze of a smoke filled underground club. It gradually builds, with fills and synth flashes as well as a women's climaxing vox which is sure to send the pulse rates sky high along with the energy and atmosphere. Morillo and his world famous label back to their best, they can do no wrong right now.
Give It Up (Harry Romero & Erick Morillo & Antranig mix) - (5:31) 128 BPM
Review: "Crack that whip"!! The madness of Miami is over, and word of the street is the Subliminal and Morillo parties were some of the craziest (which is no real surprise). With the barrage of quality music from the labels three linchpins; Morillo, Romero, & Nunez being thick and fast leading to dance music's messiest week, we are happy to see there is no sign of slowing down. What's more, for 'Give It Up' they get another house music legend in the mix, as New Jerseys Cevin Fisher brings even more magic. Big driving bassline, and party fuelled tribal rythms fuel this one, along with an instantly cheer raising and classic sounding vocal. The original is hot enough, although for something even naughtier head for the alternative from Morillo, Romero and Antranig.
Review: Morillo and his crew are on a serious roll right now. Reminding everyone of their demonstrative house legacy, every single Subliminal release has killed it this year. The second instalment of March's massive "Jungle Blood" is no exception. Morillo and Romero's Dirty Blood mix is especially interesting; looking to UK's chubby bass speed garage sound, it's a deep, dark underground bubbler that barely references the original. Looking for something closer to the source? Plastik Funk's remix takes the acid licks and hype-heaving peaks of the original and presents them in a dramatic synth-horn format that wouldn't go amiss on Mad Decent. Huge.
Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Morillo & Nunez Dirty dub mix) - (6:29) 128 BPM
Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Romero mix) - (7:03) 128 BPM
Review: Morillo's Subliminal label continues a solid run this year with this insanely catchy number from Nunez and Baggi Begovic. There is no getting away from the famous vocal sample which instantly brings it to the mainstream, and the retro bassline and snappy house beats make it even more crossover. If you feel it is a little too gimmicky the main man steps up for a a Dirty Dub remix that strips back on the vocal and takes it back into the underground clubs, most definitely where its at and sounding much more at home with Subliminal. Romero delivers with an acid laded mix to complete the package nicely.
Review: These new versions of Nunez and Morillo's 'Addicted' are high impact, main room affairs. Taking the drum-heavy, signature Subliminal sound a few notches further, Harry Romero & Juan Diaz' version of "Addicted" sees droning waves of sound unfold over churning filters. Buried somewhere in the midst is a screeching diva vocal, striving to get out. Armand Pena's remix is just as dark, its snares rolling and crashing in as bionic riffs go into overdrive and wild acid licks prevail. Finally, Pascal Moreno's take on "Addicted" delivers another big-room moment; this time the focus is on dramatic break downs, swooshing trance riffs and a vocal asking 'people are you ready' - surely no one could be prepared for such a euphoric release?
Review: A whopping 32 tracks of vital tech-house from the Cr2 staple, available as either separate tracks or as a couple of continuous DJ mixes, and featuring a bevy of truly special tunes - check out the heart-stoppingly smooth and beautiful breakdown in the middle of One Hand's "New Day" for example, or the subtle, almost whisper-quiet vocal touches during "Tufi" by Darko De Jan. Special points should also go out to Mark Reeve's "JB's Boogie" for sampling James Brown in a thrillingly original way - a rare skill after almost 30 years of Godfather pilfering.