Ernesto Romeo - "Kobalt" (feat Jimmy Van M & uan Hansen - Synthwork) - (6:28) 121 BPM
Kobalt (Anormal rework) - (7:12) 121 BPM
Review: Bedrock deserves praise for releasing music by Juan Hansen. In his native Argentina, he has impressed with his live performances, and now he teams up with veteran DJ Jimmy Van M to finally release some music. The title track is a squelchy, moody house workout, with Hansen's vocals rising up dramatically over the throbbing low end. On "Madin", the pair focus on an acid-laced groove that builds and builds on the back of rolling snares to reach a dramatic crescendo. The release also contains two fine alternate versions of "Kobalt": the Synthwork take is deeper and pulsating, while on the Anormal rework, a wonderfully dubbed out version prevails. Presumably this is not the last we'll hear of Hansen.
Lars Behrenroth - "Nature Doesn't Distort" - (6:57) 117 BPM
Benedikt Frey - "Girl From Venus" (feat Jonas San) - (9:13) 121 BPM
Romeo C & Alhan G - "Unforgettaable" - (3:38) 157 BPM
Review: Benedikt Frey heads this latest offering from the Batti Batti label, teaming up with jonas.san for "Girl From Venus", which pair the former's signature raw drums with the latter's outtakes of muted trumpet. Complementing this, Batti Batti's own Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana lay down a typically deep atmospheric houser with a few twists and hidden melodies in the shape of title track "Tribal Roots" and the EP is further embellished by productions from debutant Lars Behrenroth and Mexican duo Romeo C & Alhan G who have previously been featured on a digital Batti Batti release.