Review: Dutch duo Tunnelvisions are back on Amsterdam-based Atomnation with their third outing entitled Channel Tropico. Raynor de Groot and Emiel van den Dungen have noticeably extended their repertoire with divergent material. It's an EP that's on rotation in many DJ sets and a must have for both new fans and Tunnelvisions fans from day one. From the emotive electro bass of "Rain Dance", to the sun-kissed balearic boogie-funk of "Culture Shock" or "Tucan" which will hypnotise you into submission with its lush tribal rhythms and sublime chime melody - more impressive material from Atomnation here that's highly recommended.
Review: To date, Dutch duo Tunnelvisions has impressed with a pair of albums and a swathe of singles that mix deep house grooves with cosmic vibes and psychedelic intent. They're at it again here on a two-tracker that's worth serious attention. First up is "Tucan", a deliciously sweet and humid number that sees chiming leading lines, melodic flashes and psychedelic motifs tumble down over a thickset analogue bassline and rainforest-fresh layered percussion. It's one of the pair's strongest cuts to date and packs some serious emotional punch. Almost equally as good is "Raindance", an intergalactic excursion whose rubbery breakbeats, starburst electronics and elongated low-register tones conjure a suitably spacey mood.
Review: Part two of Tunnelvision's Celestial remixes on Yor Kultura include four artists: UK emotive house hero Mike Greene aka Fort Romeau delivers his idiosyncratic touch to the tribal house cut "Rafaka's Song", Berlin's David Mayer goes all magickal on the dancefloor drama of "Oishi's Sword", Madrid-based Italian Bawrut goes down a retro route on his rendition of "Imaja's Drum" and label bosses themselves Yor Kultura go down an arcane route on the spiritual raindance vibe of "Umaid Dance" which will take you deep into the Amazon.
Review: Next up on Amsterdam based Atomnation are Tunnelvisions, with their second full-length album for the label. On The Celestial Ritual, the Dutch duo comprised of Emiel van den Dungen and Raynor de Groot deliver 11 unique club tracks that fall into the category of slow grooving and psychedelic house music. Highlights include the emotive electronic soul of "Nalulu's Sand", the deep and magical hypnotism of "Ottakar's Sky" through to the slow burning trippiness of "Khan's Mantra" or the deep tribal meditation of "Imaja's Drum" and its enchanting vocals. An impressive body of work awaits you from this ascendant duo.
Review: Tunnelvisions twosome Raynor de Groot and Emiel van den Dungen impressed with last year's debut album, Midnight Voyage, a set of decidedly organic club tracks inspired by various rivers and deserts. Here, they present new versions of two of that set's standout cuts, "Guava" and "Kahana". Luca Musto's interpretation of the latter, a mid-tempo Balearic deep house shuffler rich in steel drum style melodies and drowsy, elongated synthesizer chords, is clearly one of the EP's standout moments alongside Area's thrillingly heavy and druggy acid house take on "Guava", which boasts some seriously wild TB-303 lines. Check also de Groot and van den Dungen's superb Night Mix of the same track, which makes great use of Rio Carnival style drums (similar in style to SheBoom's contributions to Paul Simon's "The Obvious Child").