Review: This is something of an all-star hook-up, as atmospheric deep house specialists Julien Chaptal (Remote Area, 20:20 Vision) and Lauhaus (Remote Area, Infacto) join forces to lay down some murky, Afro-influenced wonkiness for Supplement Facts. "Jujuman" is a real 4am special, all mangled African chants, stripped-back grooves, weird noises and near-pagan FX. There's plenty going on, but the sparseness of the production gives it a real "voodoo" feel. Franck Roger remixes, turning in a decidedly intoxicating slab of afro-acid weirdness that's worth the admission price alone. Suitably deep bonus cut "Watching You" is worth a listen, too.
Review: Radio 1 DJ Heidi provides a taster for her latest compilation on the German label. Lauhaus & Kabale und Liebe and Mathias Kaden cover the stripped back sound, with the former's "Who Called Kenny?" revolving around a subtle disco filter and a breathy vocal and Kaden's "Jackathon" offering for a blacker timbre and fuller beats. Soul Clap meanwhile, represent the more tripped out side to Heidi's DJing: "Incoming Bitch (Get Low!)" features spacey synths and a warm, nagging bleepy riff. Best of all though is Swiss veteran Deetron's "The Juggler". Based on a jacking rhythm and littered with stuttering vocal snippets, its acid line purrs like a BMW cruising through an Alpine pass.