Review: Following up some impressive ones on Houseum, Chat Noir and Unknown To The Unknown, Vitess joins the London-based label Dansu Discs with his Hacking System EP, where he delivers a release full of classic house and early trance motifs - an aesthetic that the Parisian is becoming increasingly renowned for. From the heady bleeps and breaks rave energy of "Computer System", more euphoria awaits you on the low end driven "Holy Kush" that's aimed squarely at the main room dancefloor. Elsewhere, enjoy the ride on the throwback to the Second Summer Of Love with the retro elevation of "Eurostep" which also receives a groovy UK tech house rework by label alumnus ADMNTi - founder of the 4Plae Records and Yamanu imprints.
Review: Hexagonal Club isn't a real nightclub, just the name given by Paris-based Pont Neuf to their compilations showcasing fresh electronic grooves from up-and-coming French artists (France being known colloquially as 'l'Hexagone', you see). And what a compilation Volume 2 is: few things in life get this writer as excited as a collection of quality deep house jams from people you've never heard of, and this album ticks that particular box nicely! The over-riding influence is deep house from the Heard/Trent/Damier school but there's room too for everything from the Italo/prog stylings of Fasme's 'Turbo Blaster' to the left coast-ish bump of THEOS's 'Wanna Go Out'. Get 'em while they're chaud, people!