Review: British DJ/producer wAFF is up next for the second release on his Nature label, with four surefire tech house cuts. "Mesmerized" is a tunnelling and hypnotic number featuring Shyam P's vocals that add to its overall intoxicating effect. The dubby "To The Floor" and the boompty, bass-driven minimal of "SummerZ" make perfect tackle for the afterhours, and "Slut Drop" closes it out with it's sunny and funky groove that seriously needs to be played on a terrace this summer - good vibes.
Review: As you might expect, these remixes of Rich Nxt's 'Natural', a fine collaboration with Shyam P first featured on last year's Know The Score album, are rather impressive. Former dubstep don turned disco, house and techno enthusiast Skream steals the show with his sizeable revision, which adds beefy sub-bass, angular electronic sounds, oddball riffs and Shyam P's fine lead vocals to a seriously heavy, glitch-flecked tech-house beat. Seb Vito takes a different approach on his rework, reaching for spacey synth sounds, woozy chords and hybrid two-step/techno beats. It's a fine remix all told and one that should appeal to the growing legion of DJs who reach for both tech-house and UK garage.
Night Owl (Secondcity extended remix) - (6:21) 127 BPM
Night Owl (Jansons extended remix) - (6:55) 125 BPM
Review: Annan's Ki Creighton is resident DJ at Carlisle's Uber club and runs the respected Under No Illusion imprint - which in recent times has delivered wicked music by Jay De Lys, Yost Koen and Cloonee. He strikes out on his own here for Manchester's Kaluki with a bit of help from Shyam P on "Night Owl" - a serving of bouncy and pop-inflected tech house in the vein of Hot Creations or Repopulate Mars. There are some terrific remixes included worthy of your attention too: Secondcity's extended remix is tough rolling groove action for the main room at peak-time, while Jansons extended remix is a right banger featuring a powerful rhythm section reaching near tribal moments.