Review: New on the ever dependable Poker Flat Recordings is a three tracker from Marcos in Dub, a Madrid based DJ and producer with a string of exceptional releases to his name. Prepare to surrender to the void once you hear the hypnotic and dub-laden tones of "Mood", a cleverly executed track with stunning chord progressions, immaculate programming and blissful chord progressions. The remix up next by New York City legend Joeski takes things down a much deeper route on this respectful rendition and retains those magical chords we were mentioning earlier. The second original offering entitled "Root" sees the Spanish producer get back to the program in a dubby fashion, that takes its cues from Detroit legends like Deepchord or Luke Hess: in all its cavernous and glacial glory. We are particularly enjoying Poker Flat's explorations of bass heavy and delay drenched grooves of late and can't wait for what's in store next!
Review: House DJs MYNC offer an exhaustive overview of the tracks that rocked the long-running White Island venue this summer. In the soulful corner, there's the Maxi Soundsystem take on Boris Dlugosch's "Look Around You". Featuring Roisin Murphy on vocals, it does a lot to sweep away the rainy autumn blues. Ten Walls deliver the trancey goods in the shape of "Gotham", which revolves around a belching bassline, but the most notable aspect of Ibiza 2013 is the way minimal producers have come into the house fold. Loco Dice borrows a prog house bassline for 'Detox' and Luciano's "Rise Of The Angel" - remixed here by Andrea Oliva - is a piano-led, wide eyed deep anthem.