The Revenge - "Incredible Shellsuit" - (5:40) 125 BPM
Ole Biege & Ronte Monte Mo - "Marinade" - (7:35) 123 BPM
Kasper Bjorke - "Apart" (feat Sosa Ey - Michael Mayer remix) - (8:36) 124 BPM
HVOB - "Lion" (Stimming remix) - (5:54) 124 BPM
Various - "Songs For Clubs 3" (continuous DJ mix by Zoo Brazil) - (1:01:38) 124 BPM
Review: It's been 16 months since the release of the second installment of John 'Zoo Brazil' Anderson's Songs For Clubs series. This third volume is, then, long overdue. As with its' predecessors, Songs For Clubs 3 lives up to its name, with Anderson picking out (and mixing, on the included bonus DJ mix) an atmospheric blend of tracks from across the deep house, tech-house and minimal-influenced techno spectrum. The tracklist is certainly strong, with contributions from Tiefschwarz, Michael Mayer, The Revenge (the brilliant "Incredible Shellsuit"), Romanthony and Matthew Styles, whose thrilling "Dominion" is probably the collection's standout moment. That said, Copyright's big room deep house banger "Submarine" certainly pushes it close.
Don Blackman - "Holding You Loving You" - (4:09) 79 BPM
Leroy Hutson - "Cool Out" - (2:59) 68 BPM
Zero 7 - "Truth & Rights" - (4:37) 72 BPM
The Stylistics - "People Make The World Go Round" - (6:15) 83 BPM
Late Night Tales - "Late Night Tales: Zero 7 - Another Late Night Continuous Mix" (continuous DJ mix - remastered) - (1:05:26) 91 BPM
Review: Taken from the nocturnal stashes of Zero 7 main men Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, the 17 tracks that go into this latest instalment of the Late Night Tales series provides a fascinating mix of hip-hop, soul, dub and acoustica. Fans of Zero 7's distinctive laidback hip-hop style will certainly appreciate beats from soulmates such as Yesterday's New Quintet or The Cinematic Orchestra (as on the classic "Channel 1 Suite"), while soul hunters will go nuts for the incredible '70s jazz-funk snap of Sylvia Striplin's "You Can't Take Me Away". With other names like Souls of Mischief, Don Blackman, Slum Village and The Stylistics included, this is a perfectly crafted late night journey.
Review: Liverpool legend and Circus resident Yousef returns with a full length in the form of "In The Process Of Eight" which demonstrates just how capable this legend is in the studio, even getting compiled and mixed by the one and only Carl Cox too! It's swirling, uplifting and progressive business as you'd expect with captivating female vocals on tracks such as "Float Away". "Believe" and "Let Go" get funkier with some early evening tech house vibes on a darker tip with some great vocals. He also collaborates, surprisingly, with Frankfurt hero Reboot on "Renaissance" getting an infectious tribal groove happening and with Uner on "I Need You" which takes things on a more straight up, dark and chugging tech house trip. Some diverse sounds on offer here from a master DJ of two decades experience.