Review: Compilation mixer Mar-T, Ramon Tapia and a host of others deliver a fair share of toolish, tribal house on Amnesia Ibiza Electronica - but that's only part of the story. The compilation also features the deranged, woozy horn sound of Betook's "Rusty Trombone"; the aggro, abrasive house of Danny Daz's "Ghetto Fab" and the excellent, shuffling 808 drums and resonating bass of Audiofly's "No Props". Techno is also catered for, with Antonio del Prete dropping a spine-tingling big room groove and Kabale Und Liebe & Lauhaus dropping a stripped back take on Alexis Carbrera's "Wherever", while the rumbling bass and detached vocals of DJ T's edit of Tensnake's "Around The House" sounds like an alternative summer anthem.
Jose De Divina - "Africanismo" (DC 10) - (10:16) 126 BPM
Alchemic Storm - "I Wish" (Osuna Saga Records remix - Paradise) - (9:36) 127 BPM
Paco Osuna - "Freak" (Cocoon) - (6:26) 125 BPM
David Moreno - "New Sound Technology" (Ibiza Global radio) - (5:03)
Review: Compiling releases by some of the islands' most revered spinners, French label DJ Center strike gold with this great collection of sun-kissed Balearica and straight-up house joy. Cafe Del Mar, Space, Amnesia, DC10, and Bora Bora are all represented here with tunes from Robbie Rivera, Cesar Del Rio, David Moreno and Paco Osuna. Two to check out include Alchemic Storm's tribal-carnival beast "I Wish" and the stripped down, Todd Edwards-like funk of Gee Moore's brilliant "Take U Inside".