Review: With the summer moving rapidly through it's paces, Moveltraxx have once again delivered a heavyweight selection, this time launching their awesome 'TRAXXOLOGY' compilation, exploring a sunshine-fueled collection of dancefloor originals. We see the project explore numerous different areas, from the heavily sampled vocal chops of DJ Tameil's 'Rude Boy Giddy Up and Mighty Mark & TT The Artist's 'Say Yeah', through to the more disco-laced drives of Dudley Slang's 'Glaiatoreyz' or Househead Samira's 'Radio Safia'. The range is very impressive across this wicked 15 track collection, with our favourites including the warm chord lines of Lil 'Tal's Radio edit version of Paul Johnson's 'Dance With Me', next to the glittering landscapes of Kozee's 'Tropical Pizza'. Awesome work!
Review: The joy of the digital download editions of the DJ Kicks series is not so much the included DJ mix - which, of course, is invariably excellent - but the accompanying full-length, DJ friendly tracks gathered by that edition's selector, in this case Elevate Berlin record store owner (and fine producer) Cinthie Christl. Her mostly club-friendly selections are little less than superb, moving from driving, organ-and-bass-rich U.S-style house (Terrence Parker, Niles Cooper, Sandil, her own exclusive 'Organ (DJ Kicks)') and life-affirming piano-house (Ruff Stuff), to deep two-step (Camion Bazar), slamming techno-funk (Anil Aras), dusty techno (Adriyano), deep breakbeat wooziness (Ben Hauke) and deep, dreamy acid jack ('Anna Wall'). In other words, it's a blindingly good selection - and Cinthie's DJ mix is wildly entertaining, too.