Review: On Territory, Sidney delivers a hard-hitting take on DJ tool house. The title track is reminiscent of 90s tribal with dense drums leading into a filtered breakdown. The key difference however is the male vocal narrative that sounds like a booze-bloated comedian performing on the blue rinse circuit. On the other hand "Karma" is rolling and looser, with firing percussion underpinning a repetitive vocal chant, while "Sandbox Love" is all about the bassline, as a massive sub provides the basis for neat infectious disco filters and rich, sensuous strings. Sidney returns to his love of dense drums on "Big Bada Boom", to which he applies a rolling rhythm.
Review: This four-tracker strikes a balance between the deep / tool house divide, but also invokes the spirit of 90s loop techno. Kerkhoff's "Reloaded" is a rolling DJ tool that alternates between deep and disco stabs, while Minicoolboyz' "Deeplines" is trackier, its heavy bongo drums underpinning vocal snippets and lush chords. However, it's Chizhik and Mehta's contribution that makes the most impact. "Chaos Theory" is a groovy but insistent tribal rhythm powered by heavy drums and a muffled, filtered vocal. The Rino Cerrone version brings back memories of late 90s techno, with a dense, loopy take - the only difference being that this time, the arrangement is in keeping with current trends and is at a house tempo.
Review: Eyerer cleverly unites a range of different sounds and styles on this release. "Navigate" is a pulsing groove that juxtaposes the scary synths of mutant disco with the curdling death rattle of classic acid trax. By contrast, "No Way Out" is a cold, minimal groove, but the addition of vocalist Boot Slap lends it a soulful feeling. Best of all though is closing track "The Rolls". Here, Eyerer uses a pounding electronic bass and a repetitive, old school vocal sample that he cleverly filters all the way through the arrangement. It sounds like a lean, streamlined version of Trevor Rockliffe's late 90s tribal house.