Review: Arguably the most notable thing about this third volume in Full Pupp's "Splits" series - aside from the fact that it's really rather good - is the appearance of Doc L Junior, one of the unsung heroes of Norwegian dance music (he first started DJing and producing music in the '90s). His contribution, the quirky dub-disco/Munich Machine/Erot fusion of "C'est Ca", feels like a long-lost gem from the "Bergen Wave" era of Norwegian dance music. It's great, and about the most Norse thing you'll hear this month. Elsewhere, Frantzvaag doffs a hat to vintage Those Norwegians releases on Paper Recordings via the low-slung, filter-heavy disco-house of "Saitama", while MI re-edits "Sampletune" into a suitably celebratory chunk of left-of-centre disco cheeriness.
Review: A true (and somewhat rare) success story of the, producer-ran-record-label within a large empire, is John O'Callaghans Subcultre (via Armada). Over the past few years JOC's hands on approach has kept a perfect balance between new, and established talent with just the right amount from his own studio. This March collection is prime example, featuring; Ost & Meyer, Gareth Emery, KhoMha, Super8 & Tab, plus the Jorn Van Deyhnhoven remix of 'The Real You' from Dark Matters, and the banging Heatbeat cut of Parker & Hanson - 'Afterthought'. 16 full length tracks for just L7.49!!
Review: One of just a handful of names worthy of legendary status in electronic music is original superstar DJ, Paul Oakenfold. A true pioneer for trance and the scene in general, his work rate and clear-cut passion doesn't falter even to this day. Here we have a brand new collection of tracks from his DJ Box (or should that be USB stick), on his own Perfecto label (now part of the Armada group). Highlights amongst this tasty lot include; Omnia & The Blizzard Remix of 'Phoenix From The Flames', Sean Truby & Craig Purvis 'Beyond The Horizon', and Tom Fall's remix of Temple One ft Neev Kennedy 'Love The Fear'.. Cop all 11 full length tracks for just L5.99!!