Review: Hamburg's Diynamic are back with another volume in their Four To The Floor series, aimed squarely at the dancefloor with their energised techno leaning grooves. First up, Human Machine presents the melodic trance induction of "Africa" complete with emotive pads and soaring arpeggios, then there's Neapolitans Moonwalk with "Orbital", a dark and atmospheric journey track that would make even DJ Tennis stand up and notice! Alex Schaufel then presents the oddly titled "Black Drumma" which provides a tough and gutsy groove balanced out by some smooth gamelan melodies. Finally Frenchman Marst appears with the slinky and bittersweet tech house drifter "Aquamoor" which is utterly sublime.
Review: There's no prizes for guessing the direction that this split release on Monika Kruse's label takes. Right from the get-go, Joyhauser sets the pace with the dark, rolling "Killer Queen", a heads-down affair led by a buzzing bass. On Patrik Berg's "Galactica", a more frenetic tempo prevails, with the Terminal M artist delivering a master class in warbled acid builds, which make for an intense peak time affair. In contrast, Teenage Mutants & Moonwalk draw from the legacy of electronic disco to help shape the epic synth-led builds of "Urania", before Skober brings the release to a rolling, hardcore riff-sampling climax on the aptly-named "Raving Ethos".
Review: Oliver Koletzki's minimal label pushes the contemporary club sounds that fit right in with the current status quo. Moonwalk and Rafael Cerato's "Phenomena" is a dark, melodic, journey track that would make Tale Of Us or Mind Against stand up and notice. Boy Next Door's killer peak time anthem "Lovely L" features a massive and razor sharp bassline supporting equally fierce elements for dance floor mayhem. Also of honourable mention are Berlin legends Channel X with the wonky and downright epic killer "Supernova" which will no doubt rock the house and KlangKuenstler's dark, rusty and downright bangin' "Drunk In Chicago".