Review: Don't worry if you weren't able to get to hear veteran DJ and Bedrock co-founder John Digweed's recent set at Treehouse in Miami's South Beach, because its all here for you to enjoy. There are a whopping 41 tracks included, spread over three mixes and also provided in their individual form including such gems as Agoria's moody synth-drenched reworking of Damian Lazarus' "Vermillion", the fuzzy Fairlight fancy of Solaris Heights's "Nightfall" and Digitaria's Art Of Noise-style electro jam "Little Boy".
Review: Despite his young age, Squire has already released records on big labels such as Get Physical, Rebellion, My Favorite Robot and Parquet Recordings. "Truthful Groove" is a stunning showcase of deep electronic soul. He masterfully weaves psychedelic rhythms with ethereal soundscapes unlike any we've heard before. The entire EP is a deep journey of dance floor rockers. Both heady and groovy, these cuts are sure to bring energy and character to dance floors across the world. are sure to bring energy and character to dancefloors across the world.
Review: Barcelona producer Squire releases his new Turning Points EP via Germany's 3000 Grad Records. Following up top releases on labels such as Get Physical, Rebellion, My Favorite Robot Records, Tenampa, and Parquet Recordings - this new six track EP features the hazy and esoteric "Grassroots" and the tribal raindance of "Panda Girl" - which also receives a terrific remix from label staple Timboletti. While the original version of "Prime Bass" existed as an adrenalised yet slinky tech house groove, the rework provided by duo Mollono.Bass & Marc Vogler provides something more mellow and cerebral - perfect for trancing out with your head down as the sun comes up during the afterhours.
Review: Back in 2016, following up the success of their respected Supernature label, Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito (AKA Audiofly) launched a fresh new music platform in the form of Flying Circus Recordings. Azimute, Francesca Lombardo and Raw District have all featured thus far amongst others and now they hand over the reins to Spanish rising star Squire who maintains the status quo wonderfully on The Seven Principles EP. Moody and atmospheric dancefloor drama is well in order from the get go - as heard on the slinky progressive house groove "Lost Again". The remix up next by Venetian producer Olderic takes things further down the left hand path - that seething Reese bassline is certainly a nice touch and just adds to the suspense. For variety, he has a deeper and more uplifting contribution on here in the form of "Red Dot", a slinky and sensual groove with hypnotic elements that is perfect for those cool down moments.
Review: The newest single from Barcelona's Squire dives deeper into late night house grooves for discerning DJs. Following up great releases by the young producer on the likes of Flying Circus Recordings, Kindisch, Bar25 Music and now Smoke N Mirrors out of San Francisco. "Move, Dance, Rewind" is a deep and slow burning tech house groove that will provide ample mood lighting early in the evening. This one really builds up to something powerful. "Parallel Frames "is the heaviest of the bunch - this slinky and hypnotic number on the progressive vibe is perfect to play later on in the morning as the sun comes up.
Review: Fresh from fine outings on Get Physical and Mobilee, Squire returns to Earthly Delights with a new set of remixes of tracks from his 2018 EP "Breaking Points". Sometime Dantze artist Raw Main steps up first with a loose, languid, melodious and subtly sun-kissed revision of "Reaching The Fairway" that wraps Innervisions style electronics, ricocheting synth riffs and dusty female vocal samples around a suitably shuffling and tactile groove. Kieran Fowkes collaboration "Hiding With You" is then offered up in two new variations: an ultra-deep, woozy and emotion-rich interpretation by El Mundo, and an Atalaia take that layers psychedelic electronics, marimba style melodies, booming bass, twinkling piano touches and additional percussion hits over a stomping beat.
Review: Just look at this tracklist; 21 reminders of how crucial Skint's role has been over the last 20 years of dancefloor heritage. Selected by Spanish producer Affkt, each one revisits a different dance destination; Fatboy's formative big beat epiphanies, Radio Slave's early techno excursions, Noisia's groundbreaking adventures into the electro field, Spada's acid analogies and Audiofly's one-way ticket to dreamy psychedelia. Each track is an exciting chapter in both Skint's repertoire and house music's never ending story: this is one essential history lesson.