Review: Having first appeared in its original form earlier in the year, Maya-Jane Coles' deep and bumpin' "Get Away" single gets reinvented by occasional Crosstown Rebel Subb-An. He predictably goes deeper and dubbier, switching between rock solid grooves and short, vocal-laden breakdowns before introducing a sublime, rush inducing extended breakdown. When that's amply tingled spines, he then reintroduces the dubby deep house groove for a heads-down trot to the finish line.
Review: German born, London based DJ and producer David Bieger crafts a unique style of timeless house and techno to connect like minded people and shake up dance floors. Appearing here for local imprint 1trax who have released such heavy hitters of late like Kameleon, Jay Tripwire and tINI: this one is another fine addition to you any serious DJs' sonic arsenal. Starting off with the deep, slinky and downright moody tech house of "Formulaz" which is also quite minimal and will work a treat as well at the afterhours as it would the warm up set. Next offering "Nautilus" is a tribal house number that's definitely for the afterhours, no arguments there! It's hypnotic syncopated rhythms, pulsating bass and woozy synths are perfect for that headspace!
Review: If you're looking for minimal house that doesn't sound like it has got stuck in a ping-pong ball machine, then you need to check out Zero Gravity. Justme's approach is redolent of a time when producers didn't feel the need to lace their arrangements with massive effects and as such the title track is a stripped back groove that gradually adds in acidic undercurrents. It's a similar tale on "303py", where a more laid back rhythm prevails, while on "The DUB", the vocal samples sound more spaced out. Dean Barred also delivers a fine, tracky take on the title track.
Review: For their second release on MN2S offshoot 1Trax, Kameleon deliver a pair of dark, techy, heads-down grooves. There's a clandestine spookiness to "Common Threat", which partly derives from the duo's use of unusual vocal samples, paranoid riffs and off-key electronics. It sounds like the sort of thing you'd get locked into at six in the morning in some Ibizan superclub. "Dark Passenger" retains the wide-eyed, fidgety mood, utilizing some curious melodies and darkroom noises to good effect. Bulgarian producer JustMe provides the obligatory remix, turning the title track into a hissing chunk of atmospheric, shuffling, horror-fixated tech-house.