Review: Previously spotted laying down beats for the Foreign Beggars, Vato's official hook-up with Lethal B and Donaeo is a match made in electro-grime heaven. While Vato's vibrant riffage still packs a large punch, there's heaps of space for Lethal's aggression and Donaeo's soulful croons. Remix-wise we're spoilt for choice. Most notably Deekline's exclusive-to-Juno booty bass romp. Elsewhere we find Andi Durrant dusting his piano off, Jaxxon preaching in the church of synths, Max NRG getting sprightly on a drumstep riddim, Substantial Error serving up a slo-mo stomp and Skitzofrenix cooking up the dreamiest trap you ever did hear.
Review: This compilation to celebrate Miami 2014 features 67 tracks in total, each one resonating with forward-thinking creativity and contemporary commercial dancefloor charm. There are millions of highlights but be sure to check out the slamming stomps and vocal edits on "Unspoiled Perfection", Angello, Matisse & Sadko's cathedral-level synth anthem "SLVR" and the mad-jack fusion of Nile Rodgers and Eats Everything "Do What You Wanna Do". These are just three of many - CR2 have raised the bar ridiculously high right here.
Review: Mad Decent's unpredictable Jeffrees off-shoot is a one-stop-shop for all things electric - a matter of days ago they gave away a psychedelic folk EP from Jahan Lennon and now there's this outrageously eclectic dancefloor attack. The sixth volume in the series, you should know the score by now; from the juicy sub-satisfaction and trap-door riddim of Sibot's "Magnetic Gem" to the sexy leftside R&B of Liz's "Underdogs" via the more peaktime squeaks and tribal pounding of Lady Bee's "Sweet Like Chocolate", Jeffree's currency is the complete unknown. And long may they prosper!