Review: Liquicity champions Cartoon present two more slices of their signature animated sound: "Here" is a heartfelt three-minute love story driven by Wurffel's authentic and emphatic vocal dexterity while "Feeling" shows the Estonian trio's deeper side as they navigate us through a maze of humanised synth tones with a similar stepped drum arrangement to that of Camo & Krooked. Vibrant.
Review: Fresh from their hugely popular Banks bootleg, Estonian trio deliver their debut Liquicity EP. Rainbow flavoured vibes a-go-go (think early Stan SB), "Made Me Feel" is the ultimate 80s gym workout with added 21st century exercises while "One Day" toots a more emotional trumpet. An ideal soundtrack to the climax of an emotional teen-movie, it's the perfect track for those heartfelt, hug-it-out moments all good dancefloor demand at one stage of the night.
Review: Liquicity proudly presents Voyage 1, a journey into the heart of the music that makes this crowd tick, courtesy of some of their favourite players. First up to share their delights is Champion and as "What I Need" takes off hard into the stratosphere after a strong intro featuring powerful vocals and souped-up synths he sets his sights on becoming D&B royalty. Fracus & Darwin roll up next, driving "Succeed" forward with lyrics from Mark Slammer and restrained percussion and pads fighting it out in a tight space of experimental production. It's a real mid-release treat. "Closer" acts as respite as Hugh Hardie plays with inspiring samples, retro sounds and soaring strings. Finally, Feint slams some serious dancefloor vibes into the mix, stabbing those synths and dropping the chorus hard. It's a right old mixture, you'll love it.
Review: Having built up an immaculate body of work that belies his young age on labels such as Fokuz and UKF's new talent championing platform Pilot, Dutch firebrand Edlan lays down his biggest EP to date on the mighty Liquicity. Four originals and three versions in weight, this shimmers and glows with his now trademark soulful prowess as we glide from the emotional yearns and soft flutters of "Go Back Home" to the more turbulent introspective bumps and jumps of "Middle Of Nowhere". Landing just in time for the sunnier season, you can expect plenty of picture perfect sunset moments to every track on this EP all summer long. Home is where the vibe is...
Feeling This Way (feat Charlotte Haining) - (3:50) 87 BPM
Waterborne (instrumental) - (3:04) 87 BPM
Feeling This Way (instrumental) - (3:51) 87 BPM
Review: They say that music is truly international now, and they are right - this new release by Estonian producer Futuristik sounds like it was made in a big Los Angeles studio. "Waterbourne" features walls of trancey synths, flourish-heavy RnB beats and heavily compressed EDM production. With big radio-friendly vocals by Miyoki this tune is primed to smash the charts. "Feeling This Way" however, boasts sugary vocals courtesy of Charlotte Haining and fuses tropical house with super light, fruity DnB production. Pop-dance gold.
Pola & Bryson & Telomic - "Whisper To Me" (feat Sammie Bella - Telomic remix) - (5:40) 172 BPM
Review: Liquicity is Maduk's Netherlands-based liquid leviathan, a platform which celebrates music that puts your arms in the hair and a smile on your face. It's all about the happy vibes and the warm sounds. Their latest VA EP is, accordingly, in that vein and it's a corker, with 8 tracks of sumptuous liquid from the likes of Makoto, Telomic and Polygon, all of which are remixes. The best is Telomic's reinvention of Pola & Bryson's 'Whisper To Me' featuring Sammie Bella, which has a delightfully crisp percussive underpinning and an equally joyous bassline, all of which sit just beneath Sammie's idyllic vocals. This is Liquicity to its core - check the release.
Review: Fresher than a mojito-flavoured slushy and tighter than your summer short-shorts, Maduk's latest remixes are a breath of summery lushness under the guise of two powerful late night club anthems. Misun's "Eli Eli" uses tastily unique vocals to best effect with big, lazy bass and a rock and roll-tinted guitar lick to lift the 170bpm rollout. Low5 and T:Base get the Maduk treatment too for the soaringly beautiful "Rollercoaster", taking strings and Jess' soulful vocals to new levels of summertime heights. Essential listening.