Review: Originally from Chicago but now resident in LA, Alex Kidd gives shouts out to his adopted city on this new two-track release via Crude Trax. The title track walks the line between hypey electro and smoothed-out funky mainroom influences nicely - keeping the bass and drums heavy but not so they get in the way of the gleaming pads and shiny synth stabs that let the track launch. "Project Blue" however throws everything at the wall - adding some nifty LFO wobbles to the bass and dropping an upfront beat that won't fail to set a dancefloor on fire.
Review: Three tracks of very large disco-house from LA resident Herrera, who brings the strings out in droves on the enormous jack-fest that is "If You Believe". "Chi-City Groove" is just as urgent, built on short samples with disjointed vocals left in the loop for maximum craziness, he handles it beautifully by filtering down for brief drops and then unleashing it soon after for a full on torrent of glitterball house. With "Discotopia" also included, these are three house nuggets not to be slept on.
Review: A few years ago Dutch DJ Bart Bmore bolted Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" onto the start of his mix of Larry Tee's "I Love You". Now American producer Alex Kidd has gone one stage further and has set the enormous choir and brass of that distinctive blast of classical music up against some seriously chunky electro beats. It's pretty crazy stuff, but he manages to pull it off with style. Remixes come from Lazy Rich, Dynamic Dual and Kidd himself.