Review: Chiwax has built up a reputation for reissuing lost classics, but for Ghetto Traks, they have approached a contemporary producer. That said, the title track is a pounding ghetto affair, like Robert Armani at his meanest and Phuture out front on vocals. "Auto ML" is inspired by a similar period in Chicago dance music history, with Kaptain Cadillac delivering a primal ghetto techno workout that is held down by percussive bursts that have metallic strength. "Afia" is slightly less intense, but it still resounds to the screeching sirens that made Armani standards like Circus Bells such classics, while the self-explanatory "Work Dat" is an abrasive journey into Chicago jack trax, led by a snaking bass and rolling snares.
Review: The masterful Lazy Flow has cooked up a rather special compilation for France's Folistar, showcasing the French capital's best and brightest house music stars. Although you get a mixed and continuous version of this comp, you can also cop the singles. All centred around the 4/4 continuum and the Chicago dynasty, it's up to you to hear what you require for your weekend evening sets...bumping, deep, hard and dubby, its all in here. Comprehensive to say the least!