Review: Leipzig's Sven Tasnadi has been a judicious purveyor of smoking' tech-house ever since the late noughties, and the man has landed on every label worth landing on. Poker Flat, Liebe Detail Smallville, you name it; this time he drops down four belters on the incorrigible 20:20 Vision, all of them ready to rock your heart out on the dance floor. "Backpack" is a classic tech slicer without a care in the world, and the same goes for the dusty-footed "All The Way". "What?!" is the quirky brother of the lot, a disjointed, drunken house banger with a wobbly but of bass in its circuitry, and "Different Times" goes for the murky makeover thanks to its swamped melodies and cavernous groove. Hot tickets!
Review: German minimal maestro Sven Tasnadi returns. He's known for some massive tunes in the mid-noughties minimal boom on labels such as liebe*detail, Smallville and on fellow Leipziger Matthias Tanzmann's now defunct Cargo Edition. Speaking of which, the latter's main imprint Moon Harbour is where Tasnadi has found his comfort zone of late, but this release on Berlin powerhouse Katermukke is a welcome addition to his discography too. The moody and atmospheric journey track "Change" features some captivating use of melody over brooding bass frequencies, tightly programmed rhythms and evocative pads: it's altogether a wonderful combination of elements geared to create perfect dancefloor drama. This track was part of Katermukke's 150 compilation (which Tasnadi did a fabulous DJ mix for) alongside fellow tech house heroes Lady M, Paji and Dirty Doering.