Review: Serious business right here from Liquid: Addiction played a huge role in liquid's earliest chapters with releases on Fabio's genre-coining Creative Source imprint alongside Carlito with records the likes of Technimatic and Lenzman have cited as key inspirations. Here he returns to the game with the consistently on-it Villem who has done no wrong on Headz, Spearhead, Dispatch and Utopia. It's a match made in heaven; classy but weighted, timeless yet rooted in the foundations... "Make Me Feel Fine" is a Planet V era style jazzy bassline bumper while "Someone Somebody" is a roomier soul shake-down. Naturally both kill it. Tip.
Rose Garden (feat Wednesday Amelia) - (6:40) 175 BPM
92 Frequencies - (5:38) 174 BPM
Review: Usually spotted hanging around with dBAudio, dRamatic goes solo with two delicious workouts on Liquid V: "Rose Garden" is powered with a classic amen pattern while vibrantly coloured with a dominant piano hook and arresting vocals from Wednesday Amelia. "92 Frequencies" takes us deeper into the dance with a really loose and funky bass texture that Ram's Chords has made a signature in recent years. Two stand-up examples of dRamatic's skills, both work a treat.
Review: As one of liquid's finest stars, dRamatic pairs with Japan's freshest producing talent Deeizm for "Here With You", a much-needed spark of sunshine for these freezing evenings. Combining sparkling diva vocals with bright brass and snappy percussion, it's a complete sensory overload, but in a good way. Big and brash and almost overwhelmingly upbeat, imagine yourself transported to a land where Black Friday never happens and there's always a rum in your hand. That's what these guys did, and it made them create this perfect little number.
Review: Earmarked by many as a D&B producer to watch over 2010, Eveson lives up to the hype with this trio of old-skool influenced bangers on Liquid V. With sampled breaks dominating the beats, "So Fine" is minimal but heart-wrenchingly beautiful, with warped vocal shots riding over some subdued chords that are deliberately kept in the background. "Found A Groove" repeats the same trick, with tambourine-heavy breaks keeping the funk while an eerie, reverbed piano builds in the distance. Ending on a slower, downbeat note, "Transitory Spaces" recalls classic Photek material mixed with garage-flavoured vocals. As soul-enhancing as it is banging, Eveson really delivers well on this single.