Review: Blues vocals and electronic beats have a long history, from 'Alabama Blues' and Moby's 'Play' album to the likes of Jon Hopkins and John Grant. Sydney's Colour Castle draw on that noble tradition here, drafting in vocalist Truiett for a cut that, its original form, sounds like it's aimed at daytime radio play. If that's a bit too polite for you, though, then the Club Mix dirties things up considerably via the addition of snare rolls and a huge warping bassline, while additional Extended and Club Mix Extended passes do pretty much what they say on the tin.
Review: Production pair Cosmic Boys will be name-checked by every big-room DJ this summer, judging on this release. The title track is built on a thumping tech-house rhythm, but it's really the epic, swirling synths that drop and build throughout the arrangement which make it so distinctive - in a similar manner to DJ Jean's massive "The Launch". In contrast to the title tracj, "Infini" is much more visceral, with the pair dropping dark rave riffs over an equally tough, pumping groove. The label has also tapped Marc Maya to rework the title track, which results in a deeper, more moody techno alternative.