Rafael Cerato & Artbat - "Uplift" - (8:00) 124 BPM
Definition - "Pretend To Fly" - (6:53) 122 BPM
Review: Hamburg house heroes Diynamic are back with Four To The Floor 08 where they serve up some tough main room tech house to get your people moving! First up is the Afro futurist journey that is "Zulu" by Brigado Crew & Crisstiano which will appeal to fans of Innervisions or Yoruba Soul. The harbour city's favourite sons Adana Twins serve up the dark journey track "Uncompromising" which will transfix crowds with its sense of dancefloor drama. Rafael Cerato & Artbat's soulful tech house journey "Uplift" had us reminiscing about the Dennis Ferrer sound of old while finally Definition's "Pretend To Fly" is certainly geared for those hands in the air moments; expect a reaction from the crowd when this one drops. Either when that roaring vintage synth arpeggio comes creeping in or the heartfelt vocals alike.
Review: Marc Romboy's long running Systematic label welcomes a new name into the fold in the shape of Raphael Cerato. Bucolik continues the London-dwelling producer's prolific output so far in 2015, with the four track EP his third in as many months. Check his releases on Junodownload and you'll see Cerato has been a part of the minimal scene for a few years now and adding Romboy's long running Systematic to his discography can only further his exposure as a producer. All three of his original tracks are impeccably produced, differing in tone from the moody opener "Dioniso" to the eyes-wide-shut epicness of the title track and the celebratory "Highland". German pair Gorge and Markus Homm round out the release with a tracky remix of "Dioniso".
Review: Oliver Koletzki's minimal label pushes the contemporary club sounds that fit right in with the current status quo. Moonwalk and Rafael Cerato's "Phenomena" is a dark, melodic, journey track that would make Tale Of Us or Mind Against stand up and notice. Boy Next Door's killer peak time anthem "Lovely L" features a massive and razor sharp bassline supporting equally fierce elements for dance floor mayhem. Also of honourable mention are Berlin legends Channel X with the wonky and downright epic killer "Supernova" which will no doubt rock the house and KlangKuenstler's dark, rusty and downright bangin' "Drunk In Chicago".