Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from Toolroom's "Poolside Ibiza" compilation strand, namely groovy nu-disco, house and laidback Balearic beats inspired by afternoons spent lounging by the water in stonking White Isle heat. Naturally, there are plenty of gems to be found amongst the 40 unmixed tunes selected by chosen DJs Moullinex and Xinobi, from their own collaborative post-punk/dub number "X Marks The Spot", to the slick '80s synth-pop dreaminess of Tensnake's fine remix of Xinobi's "Far Away Place" and the drowsy, Morricone-influenced soundscape weirdness of Simple Symmetry's remix of Moscoman's "I Ran". Throw in some seriously good cuts from Felipe Gordon, Donald Dust, Pin Up Club and Meera (whose carnival-ready boogie jam "Fine Without You" stands out), and you have a fine collection of summery cuts.
Review: Olivier Mateu has had a long association with Mobilee and on Petropolis, he shows why he is such a valued artist. "Cily", with its chiming chords and flowing groove, is redolent of much of the label's deeper output, but he delves into less well-known territories on "Sulfuric State". There, eerie synths and dank 303 lines collide for an atmospheric trip through the outer regions of deep house. However, it's on the title track and "Capitelle" where Mateu really surprises. Tonal bleeps, twitchy drums and growling bass all combine to make for some of the darkest underground house this side of Nu Groove.