Having featured on one of Get Physical's compilations in 2013, Deutsche, together with partner Musoe team up again with vocalist Nick Maurer for more dirty house music. "Ready" is already championed by big names like Christian Smith, Marco Bailey and Stacey Pullen and it's not hard to understand why. In its original format, the tough tribal drums, combined with dubby bass and a vocalist who talks about 'rising up to take your life into your own hands', is an irresistible combination. The remixes are also of a high quality; Alex Dolby's take is mechanical and angular, an effortlessly modern iteration of trackiness, while Oliver Huntemann goes down the party techno route accompanied by insistent filters and big ghostly filters.
According to JD Twitch's sales notes, Luke Solomon and former Greenskeepers man Nick Maurer decided to join forces as Powerdance in reaction to "the bland, soulless dance music that's infiltrating clubs the world over". Certainly, there's little bland or soulless about opener "Mysterious Space Plane", which not only jacks harder than Ron Hardy after a face full of amphetamines, but also boasts a typically eccentric vocal from Maurer (this, incidentally, is given additional prominence on the accompanying, beat-less Reprise version). Elsewhere, "More Fire" takes TB-303-driven acid house into deep space, while "Fire Beat" offers a stripped-back, percussion heavy take on the same cut.
Six months on from the release of Luke Solomon and Nick Maurer's Body Movement EP on Classic, three tracks from that set get the remix treatment. There's a vintage feel about Jordan's heavy, acid-and-boompty influenced take on "The Acid Games", which sounds like vintage Classic or Dotbleep Recordings material from the mid 2000s (this is a good thing, by the way). Psychedelic acid lines come to the fore even more on Denney's remix of "Body Movement", which also features some suitably snappy drum machine hits and a suitably wild spoken word vocal from Maurer. Borrowed Identity do their best DJ Sneak impression on their version of "Dance Electric" - all thunderous, sub-heavy funk basslines, restless rhythms and drowsy deep house chords.
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