Review: The title track may come as a surprise to those who have followed Middleton throughout the years. Although he has flirted with many different sounds and styles over the years, he hasn't really dipped his toes in minimalism until now. Of course, this being Middleton, his approach is radically different to everyone else, as a heavy, timestretched bass soundtracks an insane frequency-shifting climax. "Hawke's Groove" sees the UK producer revert to his deep house type. Its bass is resonating and cloaked in an acidic undercurrent, while woozy chords bubble underneath the surface. But the most important aspect of this track is the fact that it's dedicated to the late, great Kenny Hawkes.
Review: This latest bumper-packed compilation from the mighty CR2 label is pretty much all you'll need to get yout through this summer season, if not the whole year! Yep the classic imprint has done it again, rounding up Todd Terry, label boss Mark Brown and the CR2 Allstars to each deliver sizzling summery mixes with a combined tracklist of 57 tunes! A selection of the many highlights includes the melancholy Italo disco vibes of "Epiphany (Copy Paste Soul mix)" by The Golden Boy, the nasty low-down jacker "Starfucker" by Audion, the techno lazer funk jam "Funky Tees(Tee's Freeze mix)" by Todd Terry himself and and the moody trance of Superpitcher's DJ Hell rework, "Je Regrette Everything".