Review: Since arriving on the house scene about three years ago, Daley Padley aka HS82, has soared to some dizzying heights. Having already released a mix album with Pete Tong this year, he's now back with a solo one, 2015: The Review. Its full of fresh, upbeat house productions, some of our faves include Montel's disorientating "I Cant Remember", Sindey Charles and Sante's acid-pop stomper "Blade" and the retro 80s chaos of vintage jacker "Libertine" by Steve Lawler.
Review: Next up on Loco Dice's esteemed Desolat imprint are the UK's kings of peak time tech house: none other than Jon Kong and Chris Aidy aka Leftwing & Kody. They head up the wicked Lost Records, in addition to appearances on top labels Viva Music, Hot Creations and Knee Deep In Sound. The tough, rolling and funky "Snap Back" features a euphoric drop or two and is a right thriller. "The Hills" gallops along fiercely - this intense drum track and DJ tool features the signature boom and crack of the TR-909 throughout. Finally they save the best for last on the absolutely mental "Want It" (feat Avon Shay) this is exactly the kind of jam that'll have the kids going bananas on The White Isle this Summer, we'd count on it!
Review: Bumping and shuffling tech house for the peak time by London's Leftwing & Cody. Known for their work on such labels as Hot Creations and Viva, they are stepping out on Hot Since '82's Knee Deep In Sound. Tracks "Carnival" and "Control" are rolling, druggy, peak time numbers that just reek of a main room dancefloor on the island and demand your attention, just as much as anything on Gruuv, put it that way! But it's third track "Crazy" which is the real highlight here and just like the name, it's all that. A latin infused percussive workout that you could imagine Steve Lawler or Paco Osuna hammering out. Interested yet?
Review: 2019 was a massive year for British duo Leftwing : Kody with releases on Sola, Moon Harbour and of course their own respected label: Lost. They they kick off 2020 with a big bang on their new anthem "Without You". This one is yet another euphoric, big room club banger which oozes class and emotion, with sublime vocals from singer/songwriter Camden Cox. With its tunnelling arpeggiated bass and infectious stabs mixed with the duo's knack for tough rolling drums - expect to be sharing this one a lot this year!
Review: Under No Illusion is a label owned and run by Ki Creighton: who is no stranger to house music. He has been on the scene since the early 90s and has been majorly influencing matters both north and south of the border. As a producer / DJ and label boss at the aforementioned, as well as one half of Carlisle based Superbrand Uber he is crtainly a busy man. Based in Annan (south west Scotland), this year will see Ki release tracks on his own UNI imprint as well as Yousef's highly regarded Circus Recordings. Highlights on the label's second various artists compilation include: Italian Pirupa's rolling peak time tech house monster "Everyday" and Lost head honchos Leftwing & Kody who bring the goods as always on their jacking killer "Drum Roll" that really lives up to its name. Expecting to be hearing these jams on The White Isle this summer.