Review: The latest instalment of Crosstown Rebels' long-running Get Lost series comes from odd German deep house/tech house fusionist Acid Pauli, a man who looks more like a hairy Open University geology lecturer than a top-flight DJ. Reflecting Pauli's own style, the compilation's 41 unmixed tracks touch on shuffling, eyes-closed deepness, tactile techno, dream house and tongue-in-cheek silliness (the brilliant space-pop of "In My Spaceship" by Jan Turkenburg. More impressively, there are a string of previously unseen exclusives, including excellent tracks from Nicolas Jaar, Nu and Acid Pauli himself.
Review: Berlin hero Nico Stojan is back with his new track Blue Hour; a lush, drifting and atmospheric journey that is perfect for Sunday afternoons at Kater Holzig as it is for an All Day I Dream party. There's a bunch of killer remixes too by the who's who of tech house at the moment. Our picks are the equally as emotive and immaculate production on Markus Homm's remix, David Mayer's Life & Death style remix (complete with mandatory wonky synth lead), Thugfucker's dark rendition perfect for that wee bit of dancefloor drama and of course the legendary Guillaume Coutu Dumont who, as always, presents his wonderfully hypnotic style of minimalism and exoticism.