Jimpster - "Ceilings" (feat Laura Barrick) - (6:31) 124 BPM
Brian Ring - "Love Taken Over" - (7:21) 123 BPM
Clavis - "Cydalise" - (6:32) 123 BPM
Shur-i-kan - "Beach Life" - (5:59) 122 BPM
Review: Its 20 years of Jamie Odell aka Jimpster's revered deep house imprint and he's celebrating in great style with this 20 track compilation that demonstrates that business is as good as ever and they're testament to how much the label has remained relevant. The label head honcho himself appears of course; first with Luv Jam on the smooth and dubby "We Play Pads" and the sombre and emotive "Ceilings" featuring Laura Barrick. Other highlights include Bulgarian hardware maverick KiNK's "Roads", Detroit Swindle's fiercely bumpin' "Race Against The Machine" and Pittsburgh Track Authority's magnificent high tech soul jam "Oculus Sinister".
Review: Berlin's Toy Tonics are back with London's Lancelot, who is really on a roll at the moment having appeared on the likes of Freerange, W&O Street Tracks and Arjunadeep to name a few. "7am In The Afternoon" is a tough and dusty serving of deep house with a generous splash of 303 aid squelch. "Again And Again" is smooth and emotive deep house of the techy tip which has deserved him an upcoming release on Freerange while "Lorikeets" goes for some stomping tech house flavour more suited to energized dancefloor moments.
Review: Australian producer Lance 'Lancelot' Gurisik had something of an impressive debut year in 2014, releasing a trio of acclaimed deep house singles on Anjunabeat. Here, he transfers to W&O Street Tracks with more atmospheric, evocative, late night fare. He begins with the title track, a dreamy and hugely enjoyable blend of drifting chords, tactile synth-bass and loose, cymbal-heavy percussion that benefits greatly from an extended breakdown. Things get a little livelier on "Everything On Its Way Down" - think hissing percussion, darting melodies and smooth powder house bottom-end - while the sun-kissed "Closer" achieves a near perfect balance between bass-heavy dancefloor hedonism and crystal clear melodic fluidity.