Review: Five mixes on offer here, though as these break down into the original Radio/Extended versions and a Remix, Dub and Radio Edit from Bay Area house veteran Jarred Gallo, there are really only two! The former could work in soulful house and contemporary soul/R&B spots alike, while Gallo's passes rock a somewhat heftier bottom end that make them the pick for less specialist house floors. In either case, the female vocal is complemented by the unmistakeable hip-house rap stylings of the inimitable Mr V. If you're looking for trad-style soulful/vocal house grooves this week, this is a very solid bet.
Review: Man of the moment Archie Hamilton (FUSE London) is hot off some great remixes for the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest and Lazare Hoche and continues on with his winning streak of hot releases here. This new one comes courtesy of his very own Moscow label named "Make A Difference". This collaboration with New York City house music royalty Mr. V (Sole Channel Music) is a great meeting of creative minds, that sees his unmistakable vocal delivery accompanying yet another of Hamilton's rolling and funked-up tech house grooves - this one is sure to burn up the dancefloor. There are a bunch of reworks featured in addition: a handy acapella for those you wanting more of Victor Font's lovely vox, a dub mix for those of you who aren't and if that was not enough - there's a wicked VIP mix for your value.
Review: Although famed for delivering killer cuts of vintage disco and boogie jams, Razor-N-Tape has released plenty of life-affirming house jams, too. As if to prove the point, JKriv and Aaron Dae's Brooklyn-based imprint has decided to release a second selection of back catalogue house highlights. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the bluesy bounce of JKriv and Free Magic's "Eunice" and the classic deep house warmth of Jimpster's killer remix of Mr V's "Something Wit Jazz", to the fizzing synth riffs and life-affirming percussive shuffle of "Stretchin" by Luvless and the groovy, jammed-out musical headiness of Lay-Far's tidy remix of "Just One" by Body Music. Also worth plenty of peak-time plays is Chrissy's chunky revision of Ragtyme's rap-laced 1987 Chicago jam "Fix It Man".