Review: "!Kollections" banner. Each focuses on a certain aspect of the long-running label's vast back catalogue. The fourth edition, for example, focused on disco. "Reflections", the latest volume, is not as tight stylistically and instead gathers together tracks that tend towards the deep, poignant, beautiful and melancholy. There are many treats amongst the 27 showcased selections, with highlights including an impeccable chunk of string-laden downtempo pop from DJ Tennis and Fink, a dreamy slice of loved-up house warmth from Lone, the bustling, dream house era Mediterranean holiday memories of Mugwump's "God is Gracious" and the thrusting, big room-friendly late night hypnotism of Dubfire's "Dust Devil".
Kiko King & Creativemaze - "Wolves" - (3:35) 120 BPM
WOODJU - "Irradiant" - (3:17) 142 BPM
Review: The Obia EP sees trip-hop pioneer Tricky select a host of artists, some of which he discovered on his worldwide travels. The EP is bookended by tracks ("Damballah" and "Irradiant") from Russian hero WOODJU - the former haunted trap/witch house, the latter betraying tormented breaky cinematic vibes. Fellow Russian Syava contributes "Nenaviju Izmenu", which is quirky hip-hop. Elsewhere Massive Attack's 3D appears as 'Euanwhosarmy' for the gentle and glitchy "For Nothing" and Berlin duo Kiko King & Creativemaze deliver two contemplative hip-hop tracks, "Tin Man" and "Wolves". Finally Tricky himself appears with CASISDEAD on the standout creeped-out punky bass tale "Does It".