Review: Berlin's masked crusader returns! In an effort to resimulate his nightlife experiences with recent audiences as seen at his new event series The Masquerade, he's been led to create these delightful mixes featuring a collection of edits, exclusives and remixes which come as two parts: day and night. In the Berlin based producer's own words: "The night mix is one for your perfect club night. The day mix is the ice cubes in your cocktail". With that in mind, highlights on the former came in the form of some great remixes by the man himself, such as Ultra Nate vs Roland Clark with the rather bittersweet "The First Time Free", Simion vs MD X-Spress' "God Made Me Feel It" and Subb-An's slinky hit from a few years back "This Place (Nic Fanciulli Remix)". On the latter, chill or cruise to Canadian deep house godfather Nick Holder's remix of Daniel Steinberg's "No One Can Change Me" or Kapote's "Fuck Music" given one funky and lo-slung makeover by Berlin-Hamburg connection Session Victim.
7th Wonder (RC Brown Eyed Buddhist mix) - (7:11) 126 BPM
7th Wonder (RC dub mix) - (3:35) 126 BPM
7th Wonder (RC instrumental mix) - (7:10) 126 BPM
7th Wonder (RC Transplant remix) - (7:25) 125 BPM
Review: Having risen from the ashes in May after a two year break, Jellybean's Jellybean Soul imprint have made their return loud and clear with a string of genuinely funky deep house imprints. With singer/producer/all-round-superstar Clark at the helm, "7th Wonder" is no different. Passing the mic duties over to Dawn McClain for this one, here we find Clark committed to studio details. Exploring a tribal soul path, each of the rubs is a subtle variation on a deep swinging, jacking percussion-heavy arrangement. Those looking for a full-flavoured vocal rub should jump on the Brown Eyed Buddhist mix while those on a bigger, trance-tinged mainroom mix should be all over his Transplant mix. Wonderful.