Review: Roots For Bloom's consistently on-point SHAG Edits jams continue with typically steamy results. Ethyene takes the lead with a big swooning string sample and shuffling Buckethead style beats, LK brings up the rear slowly and smoulderingly with a delicious slo-mo cosmic chugger, Georgi Barrel's "Up The Hill" is another big sample groove with more than a whiff of Sneak's "Can't Hide From Your Bud" to it. Finally David Moran closes the show with the sexiest jam of the set; the boogie breaks badness of "Weak". Strong
Review: In the space of two releases, Australian imprint Big Doint seems to have become one of the most hyped imprints on the planet. In many ways, it's understandable; the label's trademark blends of deep house and disco have a genuine freshness that's hard to dislike. This two-track blast from LK (AKA Lee Konitz) has thrills by the bucket load, with lead cut "Body & Soul" - a percussive house jam built around a ludicrously flexible funk bassline - sounding like an anthem in waiting. "Perhentian" is deeper and jazzier, coming on like Francis Inferno bonding with Moodymann over several blunts and an all-night session on the MPC.
Review: The comic book-inspired Quartet Series returns to action, with another four studio superheroes joining the label's unofficial 'League of Extraordinary House Producers'. Returning hero Nachtbraker kicks things off with "Dobie", a quirky foray into percussion rich, jazz-house territory that packs serious dancefloor punch. Laurence Guy successfully breaks up the beats on the deep and woozy "Love & Be Loved", while Tommy Vicardi Jnr works his DJ Sneak style beats and cut-up samples hard on the deliciously energetic "Aplomb". Finally, LK doffs a cap to R&B, hip-hop and Detroit deep house on the pitched-down 4/4 shuffle of closer "Honey", which should appeal to those who enjoy the work of Marcel Vogel, Inkswel and Andres.