Review: Wonky, dirty, bassline house for freaks on offer here from Eugene, Oregon's Aaron Jackson. Expect to hear more of this guy in the near future. Appearing here on Dallas based imprint Audiophile XXL. Starting out with the deep and dirty "Eye Don't Need You" featuring the sickest bassline this side of "Doom's Night" he then gets stuck in with "Changing Me (feat Megan Hamilton)" where he teams up with local producer Free Fall on an anthemic main room house stormer that you could imagine Golf Clap dropping at peak time to stadium sized crowd at Coachella.
Review: Trawling through the annals of Juno Download can sometimes feel like a lost cause, but then sometimes you'll come across a release which stand out from the rest. Take a listen to the hook and drop of Bijou's "We Don't Stop" and you quickly realise all that trawling was worth it. Furthermore there's the Eve-sampling warehouse boom of "Pump That" featuring Juany Bravo and the funky, Chicago house influenced "I Need A breakbeat".
Review: Anyone who thought Defunct! were out of the game are gravely mistaken, as the dancefloor duo Jack Stuart and Slade Templeton are back with a bang. Playful and inventive, the title track takes a commercial house formula and mixes it up with quirky sounds and vocal snippets for a bit of fizzy fun. For those want it hard and dirty, it's got to be "We Got it Locked", a relentless bass pounder that's set to destroy everything in its path.
Review: Orange County's Dillon Nathaniel is back on Audiophile XXL. "Bang To This" is a reliable tech house DJ tool with functionality to cross over into other sub genres easily; that bassline... and that breakdown, wow! "Play This Record" sets the record straight on this jackin' electro house jam; yet another monster bassline on show. Finally "Aristocrat" gets on the more minimal tip and his is best offering here, borrowing equally from dub techno and electro house on this unholy mixture that works well; one for the after-hour party!
Review: Dallas, Texas' Audiophile XXL follows up a great release by Aaron Jackson last month with a new one by Orange County duo Dillon Nathaniel and Dateless with' The Works EP. First track "On The Flow" is deep and dirty, early evening electro house for freaks with its catchy "get your ass on the floor" vocal refrain really setting the vibe. Next up "The Works" gets much more intense with its massive bassline and razor sharp synth lead working in unison towards pure dancefloor euphoria. "Fight The Power" gets back on the deep electro house tip with Public Enemy samples used intermittently on top of a deep groove and seriously wonky bass. Finally "Super Soaker" is dirty and nasty and should only be allowed for the afterhours with its dark strings and grimy bass with druggy pitch shifted vocals "my bass is like a super soaker, you know what I mean?"
Review: Although a relatively new name on the scene, Inkline has hit the ground running with solid, killer dance cuts that don't' mess about. "Shard" is a lacerating slice of tough and techy 4x4 with a little garage bounce for good measure. The title track meanwhile, is even more merciless, with deep bass judders and snappy snares. People get ready to move!
Review: The titles of James Mannon's releases to date have all had a sinister edge, and the Kill Him EP is probably the darkest yet. The music too follows this aesthetic to a tee, with three aggressive and unrelenting new cuts found here. "Lullaby" is punchy late night garage, the title track meanwhile is a killer slice of messy electro-bass mayhem and "We Burnin Up" is eccentric breaky wobble with a smidgeon of dub for good measure.