Review: Since launching in 2017, Lee Burridge and HOJ's Tale + Tone label has carved a niche as the preferred home for artists whose ultra-melodic, evocative music sits somewhere between deep house, tech-house and progressive house. On this EP they add another fitting name to the roster: sometime Stil Vor Talent artist Raw Main. Check first the gently rising and falling tech house/deep house fusion of sparkling opener "Le Chat Noir", before admiring the hypnotic, late-night grooves and gently undulating synthesizer lead lines of "Pigalle". Listeners who love the rich musicality and slow-burn positivity of progressive house will love "Garden of Eden", the EP's most expansive and musically intricate moment, while "Montrematre" is a fine fusion of rolling tech-house drums, opaque chords, squelchy bass and intoxicating additional percussion.
Review: We tend to think of All Day I Dream's particular brand of melodious and atmospheric house music as being summery and sun-kissed, but as this second "Winter Sampler" proves, many of the label's tracks that sound just as good on crystal clear winter mornings. Musically, much of the material tiptoes the fine line between tech-house, deep house and what would once have been classic progressive house, with highlights provided by Zone+ (the drowsy and glacial dancefloor hypnotism of "The Muse"), Makebo & Anomita (the simmering bliss of "Symphonic Fantasy"), Katrinka (the deep, chunky Afro-house of "Mila") and Tim Green (the bubbly, snow-flecked electronics and Innervisions-esque grooves of "Sowa").