Knowhat - "The Magician" (original mix) - (8:13) 125 BPM
Review: Riva Starr's Snatch! celebrate 10 years in the game in 2020, and this collection rounds up the best of their output over the latter half of that first decade. Tuff, chuggy tech-house is, unsurprisingly, the dominant sound here, but it's by no means all that's on offer - Rogue D flirts with 80s boogie on 'Take It Easy', for instance, while Soul Speech loops up Heatwave's 'Boogie Nights' on 'Soul Speech'. With tracks from the heavy-hitting likes of Max Chapman, Darius Syrossian, Steve Bug, Groove Armada, Wade and Denis Cruz, and cheeky reworks of classics like 'My Beat' and 'Pride (A Deeper Love)', there's useful ammunition here for house jocks of many different micro-persuasions.
Review: Michael Bibi is the founder of influential record label Solid Grooves, which is renowned for their parties in London and Ibiza and bringing you hot artists like Carloh, Dateless and Josh Butler in recent times. Making his debut on Repopulate Mars, Bibi delivers the goods once again on the Garden Of Groove EP, featuring the downright dirty and bass-driven title track with its infectious vocal, the ghetto house sampling main room bounce of "Funk Flex"with its raging Reece bassline and an absolutely neon-lit rework of the title track by label head honcho Lee Foss with rising Mancunian Mason Maynard - the glistening arpeggio on this one is absolutely electrifying.