Review: Although Ryan Aitchison AKA Mella Dee initially founded Warehouse Music to showcase his rave-igniting wares, he's recently started using the label to showcase other artists' tracks. For this EP he's turned to Iile Records regular Leo Pol, a French producer whose reputation is undoubtedly rising fast. The Parisian producer is in fine form from the off, wrapping tactile deep house chords, undulating piano lines, and jaunty bass around a pumping, peak-time ready beat on "Privet". He goes in even harder on the insanely sub-heavy, electro-meets-techno bounce of standout "Xeniouski", before delivering a more robotic form of electro on "I Know What You Want". Closer "A Base De Kus", meanwhile, is a deliciously dark and mind-altering slab of acid-fired techno intensity.
Beaucoup Nice - "Esclavage" (Paso remix) - (5:17) 131 BPM
Review: There's something pleasingly matter-or-fact about D.KO's latest compilation style EP, which arrives with little fanfare or fuss but an assured sense of purpose. Label regular Mad Rey sets the tone with "Alfa", a driving but spacey chunk of peak-time deep house that wraps stabbing string riffs, jazzy synth bass and floatation tank pads around a bustling rhythm track. Leo Pol ups the tempo a little on the sumptuous, sunrise-ready deep house/electro fusion of "For The Femmester", while LB aka Labat offers up the kind of dusty, warm and meandering sample-house cut that we'd expect to hear from S3A. If that's not enough to wet your whistle, check the woozy deep house musicality, bustling broken beat rhythms and dewy-eyed vibes of Paso's remix of "Esclavage" by Beaucoup Nice.