Review: Off the back of one of the year's biggest techno releases 'Waitin' For My Baby's Car", Frenchman Mat Sassari is up next on ever reliable London label CR2 with the moody, dub-inflected tech-house stomper "Put A Record On" - which will work well when played in the main room at warm-up, or back room alike. Following up some killer releases in recent times for the likes of Tronic, Glasgow Underground and Stereo Productions - it is safe to say that Sassari is still one to watch in 2019 and beyond!
Review: It's that time of year again for electronic music's biggest industry event at Amsterdam Dance Event - and you can bet that Mark Brown & Co. will be there representing their esteemed Cr2 imprint. They've no doubt got great a swag of hit predictions and bangers alike in their record bags, many of them featured right here for preview on their 2019 compilation. Highlights are not limited to: the rising Matt Sassari's stompin' vocal techno thriller "Waitin'", the real sound of UK tech house courtesy of Will Taylor's "Just Another Dream" (extended mix) and equally swing-fuelled and tough rolling are Italian pair Luigi Rocca & Federico Buratti on "La Votre". Elsewhere the ever reliable CASSIMM delivers the slinky and hypnotic "Unknown", Samuel Dan & Juanito will get those hands in the air with the very Hot Creations sounding "Sprint" and closing out with Rubix' infectious Inner City tribute "Paradiso" (extended mix).
Review: Tronic introduced the Rockets series to introduce new artists as well as providing a platform for established producers. On this sixth volume, both groups are well-represented. Veterans like Kaiserdisco and Karotte come together to deliver the tranced out "Redneck", German DJ George Perry drops the tough tribal "Eptu" and the prolific Matt Sassari delivers a hypnotic disco house banger, "Minor Elixir". There are also some superb contributions from newer artists: Anton X's "Phoenix" is a hypnotic techno roller, with some neat trance undercurrents, while The Southern's "Skank" is redolent of the steely 90s rhythms of Detroit artists like Stacey Pullen.