Review: Ohh my days!! Collaborations don't come much hotter than the S man himself teaming up with fellow heavy hitter Sidney Sampson. With the very fitting lead vocal line "This is house music", that pretty much sums up the power riff bomb that 'Flashing Lights' is. What with genres and pigeon holes being so last year, the house music legends lay down a peak-time onslaught of the senses and ear drums with rolling percussion, meaty bottom end and a stadium sized lead riff. Whether your a house, trance, electro, or progressive DJ.. This could easily grab tune of the night status. A priceless weapon to be packing in the wallet over the coming months!
Review: Guy J's progressive house roots shine through on this first contribution to the Balance series. It's not just the sound - occasionally downtempo, always atmospheric and sometimes deliciously dreamy - but also his choice of tunes; each of the 13 tracks has been reconstructed or re-edited by the experienced Israeli producer. While this would be seen as self-indulgence in others, it gives the mix a coherence and fluidity that's never less than attractive. Wisely, he mixes it up throughout, flitting between dreamy deepness (Juan Deminicis), trippy dancefloor intensity (his edit of Radio Slave's version of APM 001's "Migrants"), picturesque goodness (Nevar's "Phases of Grief") and darting, melodic techno (Echomen).