Review: Abase (Hungarian producer Szabolcs Bognar) teams up with Australia's Ziggy Zeitgeist (real name Zeke Ruckman) on an EP that'll suit those who like it downtempo, experimental and world music-oriented. In fact, of the six cuts on offer, only 'Body Mind And Spirit' and 'Phoenix Rising' have anything to do with "deep house" at all - and even then they're strictly for floors that lean heavily towards the soulful/bruk beat end of the spectrum. Elsewhere, 'Elevation' and 'Meditation' blend ambient and jazz influences, 'Saturn Return' comes on like Incantation gone prog and 'Nuit Des Torres' is a midtempo beats thang.
Review: To celebrate Phil Mison's fourth LP under the Cantoma moniker - an album that took in collaborations with Quinn Lamont Luke, Hush Forever, Suad Khalifa, Apres Midi, David Philips and Luna Asteri - its remixers are equally exciting in Mathew Herbet, Ruff Dug and Leo Mas & Fabrice. Ruff Dug simultaneously balances post punk and Italo disco in his melancholic yet wholly uplifting remix, with Mathew Herbet heading straight into indie, disco and pop territory that will appeal to fans of a New York City sound. And for something a little deeper house leaning but still loungey, ambient jazz, and groovy - Leo Mas & Fabrice hit the spot!