Clark - "Strength Through Fragility" - (2:18) 125 BPM
Nosaj Thing - "2K" - (2:32) 135 BPM
Review: Danish power trio of electro-pop persuasion consisting of of drummer/DJ/producer Tomas Barfod, and the two-headed vocal monster singer/bassist Tomas Hoffding, AKA Bon Homme and singer/guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg present us with a dreamy, deep and ethereal journey much in the vein of their own productions as a continuous mix. Highlight include The Acid's "Ra" (David August Remix), George Fitzgerald's melodic journey track "Your Two Faces" and DJ Tennis with "Diversions" and the Roman Flugel remix of it which is just amazing. All in all a consistent mix that'll help you drift away wonderfully. Available as individual tracks plus a bonus continuous mix.
Review: While most of us have never heard of Winston, fellow dusty-fingered record collectors hold him in high esteem. On his contribution to Z Records' essential "Under The Influence" series it's easy to see why. His selections are uniformly superb and, bar a handful of cuts, almost unknown to anyone outside the serious collecting community. For proof, check the celebratory, slap-bass propelled disco-funk of Doug Payne and Polygon's "Holiday", the heady, high-octane disco thrills of Expose's "I Just Wanna Dance With You", the low-slung early funk-rap headiness of Jungle Band's "Jungleland (Part 2)" and the wickedly percussive salsa-disco heaviness of Suave's "Salsa Gon Gitcha". In other words, it's a killer collection of top-notch cuts that you'll never have heard before. What's not to like?
DJ Bee - "No Drama" (Bonetti remix) - (7:41) 123 BPM
Review: "Perspectives" is a new compilation series from Adaption Music that sees respected and up-and-coming DJs gather together some of their favourite deep house releases. Volume one comes courtesy of Yan Gordo, an artist who has been serving up singles (and a sole album, last year's overlooked "Roller Disco") since 2012. There's plenty to get the juices flowing within his action-packed 20-track selection, with highlights including the bouncy, tech-tinged warmth of Julian Sanza's "London Story", the rolling and melodious goodness of Tom Conrad's "Cascaded Jade" (one of a handful of memorable contributions by the producer), the starry peak-time bounce of Demarkus Lewis's "I Had U First (Roland Nights Mix)" and the U.S garage influenced deep house soul of Gordo's own "Take It Easy".