As you'd expect, there's plenty of dancefloor heat to be found on this sixth volume in Mother Recordings' ongoing Mother Is Best series. Check, for example, the booming, bass-heavy, bongo-laden carnival-house thrust of Cozzy D's slamming opener, "Jungle Bells", the fizzing New York freestyle stabs and funky house bounce of Bohemien and Raf Parola's "Crash Love" and the preacher vocals-over-colossal sub-bass flex of Clyde P's "Bob Likes House"; all three sound like sweaty, peak-time anthems in the making. There's plenty to enjoy elsewhere, too, not least the (sampled) screaming diva vocals, grandiose builds and even bigger drops of Claus Casper and Freiboitar's rubbery, disco-fuelled "Feel You".
Ki Creighton's Under No Illusion is back with Illusionists Vol 3, where the Annan based label boss (and Uber Carlisle resident) teams up with Makanan on the tough rolling main-room people mover "Countdown", the always reliable Huxley delivers the evocative dancefloor drama of "Half Moon" and Brett Gould & Majesty team up with what seemed like only White Isle hedonism purely in mind: on the terrific "Get Low". Following up some terrific releases by Yost Koen, Cloonee and Jay De Lys - it is further proof that this label is on fire at the moment.