Review: Next up on Reinier Zonneveld's label is a 303-heavy dance floor compilation. The label owner sets the ball rolling with the pile-driving rhythm of "I Can't Sleep", which features wild rave stabs and repetitive vocal samples populating its pulsating acid lines. Roberto Capuano's "A Ray of Light" is more epic, with trance hooks accompanying an ominous bass, while there's also a trance influence on Beico's "Dear Loneliness". Meanwhile, the mood darkens on Harvey McKay's "Circular Dimension", a steely jacking affair that's inspired by 90s Chicago techno. Uto Karem's contribution ventures farther down the intensity route, with the Italian producer deploying pounding kicks and a growling bass on the relentless "Zero Gravity".
Review: Clocking in at over 60 tracks, Orbit is a look back at some of the standout releases on Tronic over the past year. The compilation covers a massive range of styles and moves from Eric Sneo and DJ Rush's ghetto techno collaboration, "Take Me Back", and the pounding tribal rhythms of Gaston Zani and Filterheadz' "Perspective" into more tranced out territories thanks to the emotive builds of "Tesla" from veteran German producer Oliver Lieb. There are plenty of other twists and turns here: label owner Christian Smith's long-standing studio partner Jon Selway delivers an excellent, rumbling electro take on Nematic's "Pecular", while Drunken Kong drops a throbbing tech-house groove in the form of "The Line".