Berlin's Daniel Haaksman is famous for helping introduce the world to baile funk. Since then his inspiration has shifted from South America to Africa and here he really explores that continent on second album "African Fabrics". There are 11 tracks that feature many styles and collaborations, highlights of which include the kinetic Afro grooves of "Akabongi" featuring Township Tech hero Spoek Mathambo, the electro tribal ritual of "Kaggua" and the off-the-wall percussive mantra "Black Coffee". An essential release.
Berlin tech house hero Daniel Steinberg returns with another sure-fire groove in the form of "Let Me Down", on the legendary Defected, no less. It's about time for Steinberg, who has been at it for over a decade now. It's the killer remix by fellow Germans and rising stars Tube & Berger here though, who give the track a truly massive, stadium size remix which has the potential to be one of this year's house anthems. With that huge bassline, soaring diva vocals and absolutely mental synth solo in the middle, it's gonna be one of the those tracks you're gonna be hearing a lot of: trust us!