Sardinian producer Arp XP should be a name all D&B fans know and love by now. A constant source of innovative rolling tunes somewhere between deep and liquid, his presence at Sun & Bass each year has become mandatory. Joining Metalheadz with Polish Cylon crew member Reza, "No Control" is laden with razor-sharp production and laced with an inky blackness reserved usually for the likes of Enei and Icicle. "Unknown Feelings" has an unbelievable resonating bassline - if you've heard it out, you'll remember. We can't recommend it enough, each tune is a diamond. Buy this EP.
House fans who remember the original dance music explosion will be thrilled to learn that K-Klass have a release on Mjuzieek Remixed. The UK house music veterans bring it back to their roots with some help from remixer Antoine Cortez, who provides a filter-heavy disco house version of "Let the Freak", the act's collaboration with Reza. Younger audiences may not get the significance of the sped up vocals and ravey riffs to K Klass's background - they cut their teeth playing at mega-raves in the early 90s - but a similar set of influences also prevail on the Jerome Robins remix of Mike Newsman & Antoine Cortez's "Got Me Now", with Minnie Mouse on helium vocals fused with rolling, tribal drums. The last track on the release, the Nervous Kid remix of "Shame" also mines the early 90s for its screaming diva vocal and euphoric piano lines.