According to our researchers (two people sat in the corner trawling through Internet search results), Fracture is the debut release from the previously unheralded Michael Iwatsu. It boasts one original production - naturally called "Fracture" - and a rather tasty Soulphiction remix. In its original form, "Fracture" is something of a spine-tingling deep house epic; 10 minutes of twinkling, heart-aching pianos, loose-limbed jazz-house grooves, fizzing electronic motifs and the kind of dusty, late night warmth that made early St Germain records so wonderful and intoxicating. The Soulphiction "Jazzed-Up" remix is a little more straightforward in feel, with looped jazz motifs slowly rising above a tougher, heavier drum track. It is, of course, very good.
If you don't keep a close eye on vinyl releases, you may have missed two stellar 12" singles from Noche Espanola - a dancefloor-focused, mid-tempo Balearic house project from White Isle chill-out veteran Phil Mison. This eponymous first digital download outing gathers together all four floor-focused cuts from those two EPs. First you'll find two versions of "Noche Espanola": the hybrid dub disco/Mediterranean nu-disco cheeriness of Mison's original mix, and an arguably superior Dub revision that smothers an Idjut Boys style bassline in sumptuously spacey chords and synths. "Domino" is also available in two variations: the equally dreamy, sun-kissed and jaunty "Outdoors Mix" and the more robust, percussive and acid-flecked "Indoors Mix".