Play 2092 (Alk-e-d & Beeno remix) - (4:56) 157 BPM
Review: Next up from Hardcore Energy we welcome back the wonderful sounds of Acen, who returns to pay homage to 'Play 2092', a hard hitting creation that has here been re-purposed with three shimmering remix creations. The first comes to us from Danny Styles, who reworks the track into a maze of junglist drums and sizzling sublines, before we jump into the super emotive harmonic structures of the Liquid remix. Finally, Alk-e-d & Beeno give the original a major chop-heavy overhaul, slicing up the drums to create something truly magnificent.
Review: 2019 was a massive year for Pets Recordings with an impressive late run of releases from artists like Truncate, Mathias Kaden and Psychemagik. Belgian producer Beton opens the Polish label's 2020 account with this Dockside single, some three years after his debut opus via Pets Recordings back in 2017. Launching his own label Trek U that same year, with a release on Twin Turbo in 2018, too, Beton resurfaces with the sound of breaks and nostalgic rave in "Dockside", with its raw kick drum and liquid bass a super combi alongside playful synths and melodies. "Transmodal" on the flip looks towards old school trance and breaks again with touches of acid and cathedral atmospheres in this snare-heavy trip through the abyss.
Review: If you're looking for some funk bootleg action and can handle a light cheese topping then this four-track EP from Funk Fusion is well worth investigating. Cut & Shut's 'Hey Jimmy' mashes together Jimi Hendrix's 'Hey Joe' and Tupac's 'Troublesome', Ghetto Cats' 'Funky Smell It' is a simple re-edit of Parliament's 'Flashlight', Sticky Icky's 'Dollar Bill' pits Aloe Blacc's chart smash against the vocal from Wu-Tang Clan's 'C.R.E.A.M', while Cut & Shut return to close out the EP with 'Summer Freeze', a slo-mo nu-funk cover of the Isley Brothers complete with an uber-squelchy, bruk beat-style bassline.