&Friends' second salvo comes from Harry Parsons, a producer best known for his disco-fired edit work for the Birmingham-based Shadow City label. The original version of "Eden" is a decidedly celebratory affair, with Parsons playing around with piano and vocal loops from a rush-inducing, life-affirming disco smasher over a heavy house rhythm. The producer's use of filters and breakdowns to build energy is, naturally, also second to none. Theo Kottis provides the obligatory remix, serving up a piano-laden, filter- heavy disco-house workout that's almost as essential as Parsons' original version.
Having put out material on Sasha and Yousef's labels, Vonda7 now delivers a three-tracker for Radio 1 DJ Monki's label. The title track is a bouncy tech-house affair. Featuring a combination of soulful vocals with squelchy acid lines, tough kicks and surging chords, it sees Vonda7 manage the rare feat of making underground dance music with a catchy edge. On the London Summer version of "The Choice Is Yours", Vonda7 does it again: Diva Ladee Chico's spine-tingling tones unravel over a building cacophony of acid and an old school UK house bass, while the focus shifts to a more murky acid sound on the '90s on Acid' version.
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