Review: Three distinctly outer space-themed cuts from Greece's Alex Celler, each with a linear minimal/tech skeleton that has other, interloping musical influences draped elegantly and classily across it. 'Ancient Astronuats' has the weird, wired mystical stirrings of early Black Dog about it, complete with melting, bendy electro notations that coax it along and add a psychedelic dimension. 'Stargate To Cosmos' has a playful, Drexciyan feel to it, with crunchy, organic drum beats flirting alongside the more rigid electrics. 'Object In The Sky' is the most minimal of the pack, sleek and stalker-like, but still contains enough action - mainly floating around up there in the ether - to hold and build attention.
Review: The Hardcore Energy team have assembled a very cool collection of dancefloor ready weapons here as they invite the sounds of Borai inside for a heavily sampled display of breaks-inspired marvelousness. We open up with the old school vocal repetitions and chunky breakbeat drum lines of 'Lets Jet Out', which through a subtle, reesey bass pulsation below, really gets the party started. From here, the dizzying shaker lines and moogy pulses of 'Get On Down' give us a more airy arrangement, giving us a nice sense of contrast, before 'Call Me' sends us straight back to the underground with an unorthodox showcasing of old school synthesizer bleeps, soulful vocal drives and sharpened breakbeat drums for good measure. Lovely work!