Review: The latest cat to make it onto the Knightwerk imprint is Awnil, who makes his debut here with a firmly blazing collection of tunes - four summer dance anthems to lift your spirits and take you onto the dancefloor. "Waves" kicks the party off with style and glam, launching a poppy house attack that will undoubtedly appeal across demographics, while the title tune "Amour Miami" takes inspiration from early 00's electro-house. "Interlude" provides a bit of fresh air thanks to a gentle, ambient-led groove, "Paloma" kick-starts another raucous electro-house vibe, and "Beach Daze" bangs the beats out in a distinctively 'tech' sort of mannerism. Club weapons.
Review: PlayPlay's original version of "It's Only 3AM" was a successful attempt at merging electro together with fiery shades of bass, culminating in a wonderfully expansive form of dance music. Here, we have the remix onslaught, kicking off with Scottie B's pumping, break-heavy house rework, followed by DavOmakesbeats' more melodic injection of vocals and mystic charm, Jasmine Infiniti Queen Of Hell and her tech-minded reinterpretation, James Bangura's deep house charmer, and Suzi Analogue's itchy footwork version. Blinding stuff.
Review: Next up from the KnightWerk team we see them take in a very tidy new selection from Tearz, a producer whose unique approach to bass music is earning him a fair few plaudits. We kick this one off with a look at 'Hunt With A Rake', an unusual blippy belter, driven by punchy kick smashes and creepy looped vocal lines. Next, the percussive flavours enhance significantly as the intricate rhythms of 'Quintana' are ushered forward', followed closely by 'Trinity River', a carnival ready roller jam packed with shimmering rhythmic delays and vibrant marching feel. Top work!
Review: [RE]SOURCES head honcho Tommy Kid is DJ/producer/promoter based in Paris who also does a weekly show on Rinse France. His new jam "Raptor" is dark, deep dubstep on the street level that's as polyrhythmic as you like and rolls pretty damn well, too. It also comes with some wicked remixes by some global up and comer of the bass music scene. First up is Los Angeles' self confessed 'professional badass' Ana Sia with her rendition: which is more chilled and merges deeper tech house elements into the mix to sublime effect. Finally UK's Murder He Wrote of Roska Kicks & Snares fame throws down a truly bass heavy assault that strips the tracks down to its raw element.