Review: Swiss minimal maestro Mirko Loco is back, this time on Visionquest with the Alba Mons EP. Lead track "Evolyon" is the kind of reduced and experimental yet intricate journey that has earned him releases on the likes of Cadenza previously. It's the remix of by Romanian heroes Livio & Roby though which really does it for us! Stripped back, bumping and downright weird; this one was no doubt perfected at Bucharest's finest afterhour shindigs! Finally "The Hutchinson Effect" closes the EP out in wonderfully hypnotic and melodic fashion.
Review: It's that time again: Sven Vath's powerhouse Cocoon Recordings presents the next volume in its alphabetically themed series and brings out all the big guns in typical fashion. There are many highlights, but for our money we'd bet on fellow Frankfurt homeboys Einzelkind, Robin Schulz & Rhythm Factory who team up for the bouncy, late night tech house of "N.2guts", masked Berlin techno impresario Redshape on the brooding dark journey track 'The Choice", Glaswegian legend Alex Smoke with the funky microhouse jam "Porridge" and of course Ovum Recordings man/Philly's finest Josh Wink with the droning peak time acid trip "Buoyantly Grounded". It will take you ecstatic heights like he has done previously.