Review: Three very tracky but perfectly serviceable deep/disco house chuggers here from London's Simon Shaw, coming on his own Sense Traxx label. 'Music And Rhythm' itself is up first, looping up tuff, tribal-tinged drums, big undulating bass, male vocal micro-snips and warping pianos redolent of early Madhouse Records, and scattering other spoken vocal bites over the top. 'Yeaahhh!' operates in similar territory but is a bit more upbeat, driving and peaktime-oriented, while completing the EP is 'Jazz Flute', an unsurprisingly jazzy, off-kilter affair which actually only features a few short bursts of the titular instrument.
Review: Four very serviceable dancefloor-oriented deep housers make up this latest offering from Berlin stable We_R House, who are celebrating their third birthday this year. 'Crystal' is an eyes-down chugger built to carry floors into the small hours with a decidedly rave-y b-line, female vocal snips and saxophone wails. 'Meth' is a slightly more driving affair with the very lightest of prog/melodic twists, while 'Late Night In Milan' has a dusty, shuffling kinda feel that means it wouldn't sound out of place on Madhouse. Completing the EP is the lolloping 'It's Not The Way', which will delight fans of labels like Salted and Transport.