Review: Although many are aware of fluoro-topped dance showman Green Velvet and his anthem 'La La Land', maybe not so many know of his long history releasing important second wave Chicago house records under the Cajmere moniker. Hopefully that's all about to change with this new 29-track retrospective. Beginning with his brain-melting debut, "Percolator", we also get treated to sleazy camp "Chit Chat", retro diva house (Deep Sensation - "Get Together"), beautiful ecstasy-house (Johnny Fiasco - "Taurus"), gospel-house ("Feelin' Kinda High"), deep 90s memories (GU - "The Wheel") and the Prince-does-electro-house of "Only 4 U". 20 years on and still sounding fresh!
Review: Now this most certainly is a treat as we jump into a fiery new compilation and mix project from the Hot Cakes team, who invite the sounds of Lady Waks inside for a feature length exploration into breaks and bass music. It's a truly all star cast for this one as we dive into original creations from the likes of Stanton Warriors, Jay Robinson, Them&Us, Benny Page, Deeklike & Ed Solo, Origin8 & Propa, alongside many many more. Featuring fifty-nine outstanding breakbeat epics alongside a full length studio mix from Lady Waks, this is a perfect showcasing of the breaks and D&B sound in 2021, with highlights including the smooth soundscaping of Firestar Soundsystem's 'Pressure', the intense vocal pressure of 'Trigger' from Phibes and of course the nostalgic drum rolls of 'Boom Baby' from Slip 187 & Rax. Incredible stuff!
Review: You know those tunes that worm their way into your head and permanently tattoo themselves onto your ear drums? Then you'll know all about "Spaceman". Hooky, euphoric and unarguably hedonistic, Hardwell has delivered one almighty peaktime banger here. Busting moves on the dancefloor polished and primed by the likes of Will.I.Am, Guetta and the Swedish House Mafia, this combines all the best elements of electro, house and trance with a vocal that demands radio attention. Looking for something a bit harder? Then head directly to the Headhunterz remix for a rub so hardcore technotastic it's almost got a donk on it. Dubsteppers should opt for Drown The Fish's remix while moombahton fans will be more than happy with the downpitched Naffz remix.