Review: Seattle deep house hero Dave Pezzner's career is still going strong, making it big around eight years ago on big imprints of the time such as Neurotraxx and Freerange. Fast forward to now, he's right at home appearing on the imprint of fellow 'best' coasters Dirtybird, who present his new single Hand That Feeds; a deep tribal house journey that's bound to create some proper esoteric moments on a dancefloor near you soon. Second offering "Right Place Right Time" gets a bit more fierce, relying on a stripped yet functional groove with some woozy and tripped out loops on top, that's sure to hypnotise the crowd into submission.
Review: It's that time again; west coast institution Dirtybird announce this year's Campout Compilation featuring an all-star cast who serve up some seriously bass-heavy tech house party vibes for the real freaks! Opening proceedings in great style is label mainstay Justin Martin with Ardalan on "Function" featuring the naughty vocals by PartyPatty on this boompty, sleazy and downright funky groove. Petz head honchos in Berlin Catz N Dogz serve up the the rolling and drugged out "Fixation", Bristol electro house hero Will Clarke gives us the typically buzzy and bouncy "Can You Funk" and for Spanish progressive house hero German Brigante is business as always on his darkly epic journey "Noose". Their latest acquisition, the young gun Justin jay presents the stripped down and bouncy teen spirit of "Hit It (original mix)" too. If that was not enough, Seattle legend Pezzner compiles all the tracks in a continuous mix for your listening pleasure.
Marc Romboy vs Blake Baxter - "Freakin'" (original) - (6:54) 125 BPM
Van Bellen - "Let Me Take You On A Journey" (Guy Mantzur & Roy Rosenfeld remix) - (8:31) 124 BPM
Abysm - "Future Love" - (5:29) 124 BPM
Guy Mantzur & Roy RosenfelD - "Hidden Karisma" - (8:18) 124 BPM
Andre Hommen - "Macro" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Technasia - "Hold Me" - (9:40) 128 BPM
Olaf Pozsgay - "Glacck" - (8:12) 125 BPM
Nicolas Masseyeff - "Systematic 77 Megamix" (By Nicolas Masseyeff) - (1:59:52) 124 BPM
Roy RosenfelD - "Systematic 77 Megamix" (By Roy Rosenfeld) - (1:59:40) 122 BPM
Review: Marc Romboy's esteemed tech house imprint has reached its 77th release? You bet! And it goes out all guns blazing this time around with a massive compilation with some great tracks, new and old, by the likes of Robert Babicz, Guy Mantzur, Wehbba and Stephan Bodzin. There are some pretty kick ass remixes on offer too by the likes of Adam Port, Adriatique, Nick Curly and Petar Dundov. Highlights? Head honcho Romboy's rendition of OCH's "Time Tourism", Ibadan boss Jerome Sydenham's ecstatic "Systematic Dub" and Technasia's druggy and tunnelling odyssey "Hold Me".