Review: Iranian producer Amidi is a stalwart of the Dubai house and techno scene, as well as running vinyl-only label Volt Music. Here, he comes to Germany's Chiwax with four cuts from the more minimal, experimental end of the deep house spectrum. All four come packed with glitches and odd beeps n' bleeps, making them best suited to small-hours play: 'Craft 07' itself is a trippy affair full of sub-aquatic sounds and assorted otherwordly noises, 'Minute Grande' leans towards 'melodic' territory, 'Sloppy Gravity' owes a debt of inspiration to Detroit techno and 'Catnip' is a mellower, late night jam.
Review: The third and final part in Dial's compilation series brings together some well-known names and emerging producers. Tracey opens up the release with the dreamy, downtempo "Chapter 1", while on "Cuba", Lerosa delivers a fine, stripped back percussive track, underpinned by a throbbing bass. Anton Kubikov's "Night Road Blue" delivers the kind of mysterious, expansive techno that the label is best known for - with the added bonus of a rubbery double bass - and in contrast, Siamak Amidi brings the compilation down a weirder route with the woozy soundscapes and ticking percussion of "Kandoo", while DJ Jus-Ed impresses as always with the lithe claps and murky bass of "Synth Sex".