Review: It's that time again for Mark Brown and the gang's summer season on The White Isle. While the likelihood of said festivities eventuating this year may be a bit up in the air, you can rest assured that they'll have no qualms bringing the party direct to you - wherever you are! Ibiza 2020 features s whopping 40 tracks which will no doubt keep the party going well beyond the summer season, with highlights not limited to: label staple Matt Sassari with the ethereal stomper "Put A Record On", a certain David Morales golden oldie given a modern twist by the boss man on The Face Vs Mark Brown's "Needin' U" (Dimitri From Paris remix), a meeting of two great minds on Nile Rodgers vs Eats Everything's "Do What You Wanna Do" (Eats Everything Haus rework) and one of several appearances on here by the legend from down under Sneaky Sound System in the form of "Can't Help The Way That I Feel" (David Penn remix - extended mix). Elsewhere, industry titans such as Carl Cox, Paul Woolford, Green Velvet & Junior Sanchez receive some worthy remixes.
Review: You can always count on veteran DJ Mark Brown to bring the goods courtesy of his Cr2 Live & Direct Radio Show every month, where he presents the latest and very best in global tech house. The track list compiled from his recent August 2019 podcast is featured here in its entirety and if you're a DJ - there's all you need right here! Highlights not limited to: the return of Steve Angello with the ever reliable Eric Prydz on new hit "Woz Not Woz" (Club mix), the electrifying vocal house bomb by Colour Castle "Night Road" (feat Damon Trueitt - Martin Badder remix - extended), through to Material boss Mihalis Safras remixing legends Green Velvet & Junior Sanchez's new thriller "Heavy Mental" and then into tough rolling action for the main room with the ever reliable Leeds producer Jey Kurmis going deep down and dirty on "Jas".
Review: Jamie Jones returns to his Hottrax imprint for a various artists release. Named after his respected Ibiza party series, Paradise marks the Hot Creations founder's first original solo material since launching the label in 2013. Joining him are three respected producers. Jones kicks things off with the intoxicating bass-heavy bounce of "Under My Control", Finland's Kiki follows up an appearance on Exploited with the dub inflected tech house of "ALT:TUDE", heavyweight Parisian POPOF (Mindshake/MOOD) gets groovy on "Nowhere 2 Go" and Spanish artist Rafa Barrios, who's recently released on Sola and Stereo Productions presents "Lawless" which is aimed squarely at the mainroom dancefloor with that massive drop.
Review: It's that time of year again, when deals are made and stars are born in The City Of Magic. In preparation for Miami's Winter Music Conference, Mark Knight & Co. serve up their hit predictions on Toolroom Miami 2019 - accept no substitute! Across a whopping 62 tracks, there's all you need to hear, right here, across the event's five consecutive days and compiled in three continuous mixes, appropriately titled: The Poolside Mix, The Club Mix and rather appropriately The Afterclub Mix. Highlights not limited to: Illyus & Barrientos swingin' diva antics on "Shout", chief Mark Knight with Danny Howard channeling early noughties tech house on the polyrhythmic "You Can Do It Baby", French bass-house hero Shiba San on the super boompty "Crush That" through to legend ATFC on the epic "Strong 2 Survive" (Dario D'Attis extended mix) and Israeli progressive house expert Khen on the slinky and hypnotic "Pecas" (original mix).
Review: Popof is Alexandre Paounov, a DJ and producer from France who has become a staple of Jamie Jones Hot Creations imprint, in addition to running his long running Heretik project and eponymous imprint. There is also of course Form-Music, where he takes up the reins and leads things in the right direction on the Bowo EP. From the druggy afterhours bounce of the title track, the super tight minimal tech-house groove of "Striker" (calling to mind the sound of the mid noughties) and some sleek acid house shenanigans on "W.T.A". You can bet on more surefire grooves by a guy who's on his way to scene veteran status by now!