Review: Filta Freqz may well be the most prolific production outfit in house right now. Last year, they released over 30 digital singles, mostly on their own label, Seventy Four. Here they graduate to the big leagues via a single on Defected offshoot DFTD. Opener "Master Blaster" is something of a bumpin' peak-time treat - a cheery, break-driven hip-house worthy of original, late "80smaestros Fast Eddie and Tyree Cooper. The track's genius lies in its' killer combination of tweaked funk samples, rap vocal snippets, snaking sax motifs and no-nonsense house beats. The turn-of-the-90s vibe continues on "Show Me", where classic vocal snippets ride another bumping, disco-fired groove.
Review: London based Rinse FM hosts Mak & Pasteman land on DFTD for the first time after some hot releases for Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Lobster Boy, Unknown To The Unknown and of course their own Materials imprint, to name but a few. Fresh off the back of their standout remix of The Utopia Project on DJ Haus in The House mix late last year, too. It might be a debut release on the label for the hot duo, but the story remains the same: the EP is totally representative of their production skills and in the words of the label themselves 'is a certified basement banger.' With those classic hands in the air piano stabs and diva vocal loops over a relentless warehouse stomp, a remark like that is spot on!