Review: London label Decay is back with more tough rolling tech-house for the main room. This time courtesy of Oblack head honchos Snna and Nacho Arauz aka Los Pastores - with the Reminder EP. The bouncy title track gets a sleek makeover by Leftroom boss Matt Tolfrey, but the dark and dubby groove of "Challenger" up next, however, is the highlight. The Spanish duo enlist Igor Vicente for another rework, which takes the track down funkier, sunnier and fun-loving territory until the slamming techno of "Cap Down" closes out proceedings.
Review: Fast-rising Spanish duo Los Pastores build on the more broken tones they've been exploring on labels such as Roush and Deeperfect with a debut on Miami-based Mr Nice Guy imprint. Each cut taking us back to the source in their own inimitable stripped-back style, "Seed Of Black" takes us back to Shut Up & Dance's early work, "Cocktelator" is a ball-busting block party jammer while "Stroller Up" fizzes with wild breaks and spins with acid like Dust-era Chems. Comparisons don't get much better than that.