Review: DC Breaks haven't released an album since 2017, which feels like a million years ago even if it isn't, so this LP is a very special occasion indeed. It's classic DC Breaks and the duo are back on top form, as DCXV rolls out with aplomb across a broad range of clubland flavours including features from Eve Lazarus, Coppa and Niara Scarlett. It's the first track that really has us taken, as euphoric piano chords build delightfully through vocal samples and serious suspense, and the release when it comes is pure, octane-driven drum & bass of the best kind. There is dirty neurofunk on 'Club Thug', slower breaks work on 'Get Down' and much more. Big ups.
Review: A four-track re-edits EP from Re-Loved here. Indonesia's Per QX is up first with 'Feed Me', a low-slung disco-funker topped with an impassioned diva vocal, before Get Down Edits bring us 'Suite Magic', a reworking of Le Pamplemousse's 1978 hit 'Sweet Magic' (possibly via Matrix's 'Get Out' from 1992, an early Kerri Chandler production which also sped up the sample to the tempo heard here). Chewy Rubs once more looks to Latin music for inspiration on 'Munky Fonkey', which rocks disco strings and a half-sung/half-shouted Mexican vocal, while the EP's completed by Maffa's 'Love's Generosity', a sumptuous, near-instrumental workout with an authentic late 70s feel.