Review: Dangerous Girl finds Italian-in-Berlin Adapter (AKA producer Antonio Russo) in fine form, delivering a pleasingly eclectic EP for Get Physical. The title track, a tribute to '80s electro and synth-funk complete with winding melodies and cheap sci-fi electronics, offers a radio and dancefloor-friendly opening, before "Me & You" scampers off on a Visionquest-does-pop tip. It's similarly undulating, with atmospheric vocals and a bubbling, tech-tinged groove. Finally, vocalist Jesse Monroe lends a hand on "Remember", a rave-inflected stomp through flickering strobelights accompanied by the sickly-sweet smell of human sweat. It's foreboding, intoxicating and atmospheric: just what you want at three in the morning when your feet are telling you to go home.
Review: Agent! is the alias for Andreas Schreck, who has previously released on Cocoon. While the German producer's style is loosely based on minimal house, Sultan also throws up a number of surprising twists and turns. The title track, a collaboration with Cologne's Pompe, uses insistent horn riffs and sweaty vocal snippets to create a lively, building groove. On "Alien Nation", Schreck flies solo, but retains an idiosyncratic edge. Hip-hop scratches, repetitive vocal snippets, crowd cheers and a buzzing bass ensure that the production is livelier than a betting office during Cheltenham. Andre Salata turns "Nation" into a deeper, more driving affair, but the quirky, original material impress most here.
Review: German house duo Andhim have been whipping up a storm with their releases on Get Physical, Terminal M and Sunset Handjob, fusing Caribou-friendly pastoral tones with intricate, glitchy electronics, and they're at it once again on this new single for DJ T's label. "Spayce" is a soaring beast that rides on an energetic beat even as the effervescent synths reach skywards. "Domplatte" plies a slightly more measured trade, even if the sound is no less plush and fulsomely produced with its swathes of vocal coos and hooky chords. When it comes to emotive house music for starry nights these guys really know what they're doing
Review: In the years since the initial success of Azari & III, the former has embarked on a solo career where he's released a handful of underground classics under the name Dinamo Azari. His new project (the first as Azari) fuses the commercial accessibility of his past with his masterful knowledge of the dance music underground. The result is "Gotasoul', featuring vocals from James Baley and Mixhell on the TB-303, which channels the vibe of classic acid house while instilling a truly modern edge. Remixes come courtesy of Aquarian: whose Umami '93 Remix is a bangin' techno rendition that borrows from the best of early '90s rave hallmarks in the vein of Shed or Tuff City Kids, while the Vibe Lords remix goes for a more mellow tech-house vibe.
Review: Ben Hoo(Kindisch/Ovum/Highgrade) returns to Get Physical with a new EP featuring "Reaching" a deep and dreamy tech house cut with ethereal qualities, including an Enzo Leep remix which is more energised and slinky: it is sure to work out well on the dancefloor. We're very excited to see what Ben will do at the reigns of the next Get Physical Ibiza compilation, coming soon!
Review: Ben Hoo has released mainly on Kindisch, including an album, Collection. Now he takes his sound to the mother label, Get Physical. Fans of dreamy deep house will find much to love here, as Hoo presides over a sprawling release. The title track kick starts the release with hushed sounds and abstract, mid tempo drums, while "Meet in the Middle" sees him up the ante somewhat. Revolving around a stripped back, subtle groove and glitchy percussion, it builds in a subtle, elegant fashion. Also on offer is a remix of the title track by US producer Pezzner. Centred on a rolling groove and organic drums, it's a subtle but fitting finale to this fine EP.
Review: London born, Ibiza dwelling DJ Ben Hoo takes up the reins for Get Physical's annual Ibiza compilation, featuring the rising stars/hit predictions for the tech house sound in summer 2018. Hoo has been a staple of the Berlin based institution in recent years, so they couldn't have found a better mascot for the label at present. His mix serves up 15 killer tracks, all available individually for your convenience. Highlights include his remix of System Of Survival 's "Kutting" (feat Vhelade) which delves deep into the exotic, the rhythmic grooviness of Spain's Clara Brea on "707Minor7" and NG Trax head honcho Nima Gorji - who appears twice with his trademark rolling/tribal tech-house of "Look Back" and "Delusion" respectively.