Review: Fouk member Johannes Peeman has delivered some superb solo EPs as Junktion, including killer outings on Times Are Ruff, Sleazy Beats Black Ops and, most regularly, OUTPLAY. Here he returns to the latter label with his first fresh EP in almost 18 months. Peeman hits the ground running with swinging, loose-limbed sample-house workout 'Just a Disco Thing', where jazzy bass, tight organ stabs, sparkling synths and funk vocal snippets cluster around a superb broken house rhythm, before opting for a chunkier, woozier deep house sound on 'Real To Me'. Elsewhere, 'I Got Somebody (Yeah Man)' is a rolling deep house warmer blessed with squelchy synth-bass, while 'Tribute' is a superb slab of detailed, musically expansive deep house with an exquisitely dreamy, head-in-the-clouds finish.
Review: For the 112th edition of the fantastic 'Katakana Edits' series, DJ Turmix is back inside for another fabulous display of international music fusion and intricate sampling displays. We begin our dive with 'Cocinando', a bubbling combination of lively drum arrangements, percussive pulses and groovy brass riffs, followed by the more jungle-like drum designs and smile-inducing melodies of 'Latin Soul'. The whole project lets off a smooth feeling, with each track being processed to absolute perfection, including the old school bass moogs and more hectic breaksy sampling of the next track 'Pow Pow'. The pace then increases to it's most rapid as 'Yeah Baby' delivers a super-sonic display of jungle-drum work and distant LFO warbles to round the EP out with a hectic landing and putting the finishing touches on a masterful display.