Review: Finnish legend Lil Tony has beat a path away from former collaborators FBI with his Raw Trax releases, the second of which confirms his status as a true house master. Solid State is over 10 minutes long and full of pitch-perfect piano sounds that don't even sound looped - every 8 bars is unique and thrillingly different. Karamba is a pared down tech fest that sets itself up brilliantly for some rising, 1- note strings after a couple of minutes. Classic. Final tune Checkpoint Charlie is bass heavy and moody as hell, reducing itself down to some chunky organ stabs before letting fly with a jacking beat. All round masterfulness, this is well worth checking out.
Review: Moodmusic owner Sasse delivers the seventh instalment of their Nightstarter series. Featuring highlights from upcoming releases and unreleased exclusives from Sasse, under both his Freestyle Man and Sassomatic monikers, and Gegenheimer, this is a slice of Moodmusic not to be missed.