Review: With this EP from DJ Psychiatre - a return to the label following 2021's 'Never Complain' and last year's 'Lucidity EP' - Shall Not Fade offshoot has notched up half a century of releases. The formidable five-tracker is a fitting way to celebrate the landmark, with the French producer variously treating us to huggable, sunrise-ready deep house bliss (the wonderfully emotive and loved-up 'Something That You Feel'), ultra-deep, bassline-driven funkiness (the similarly impressive 'An Emotion, Whatever'), tactile and gently bleeping dancefloor melodiousness (the picturesque 'It Is Your Only Choice'), mid-tempo loveliness (the 'dancing in your mind' sofa delight that is 'Play The Music') and acid-flecked sci-fi house ('NMAV'). An inspired EP all told.
Review: In the space of a handful of EPs and contributions to compilations, Edinburgh-based Astro has developed a trademark sound that tends towards the starry and intergalactic. He further expands on this attractive sonic blueprint on Into The Past, the producer's most sizable offering yet. There's plenty to set the pulse racing across the six tracks on show, from the piano-powered, peak-time sci-fi house of the title track, to the squelchy, loved-up deep house bliss of 'Calipso' and the driving, immersive dancefloor futurism of 'Mars'. Also worth checking is ultra-deep shuffler 'Celestial', whose heavy sub-bass adds serious dancefloor weight, and the atmospheric, undulating brilliance of 'Strange Object'.
Review: Having previously impressed via an appearance on Shall Not Fade's fifth anniversary compilation, Sylvain Creton AKA DJ Psychiatre has been offered a chance to showcase his developing sound via an EP on the Bristol imprint's Lost Palms offshoot. His trademark sound is dreamy, warming and colourful, with immersive pads, shimmering lead lines and ear-pleasing musical flourishes riding tactile house and breakbeat grooves. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the cheery, sunrise-ready shuffle of 'Very Funky, Very Soulful', and the ultra-deep late-night sleaze of 'Never Complain', to the woozy, drifting haziness of 'Keep This Sound Going' and the bleeping, Rhodes-sporting lusciousness of closing cut 'Le Ciel'.
Review: Since debuting via a well-received collaboration with pal DJ Swagger back in 2016, DJ Aedidias has only released a handful of singles, mostly on rather obscure imprints. This first outing on Lost Palms, then, amounts to the producer's highest-profile release to date. It's quietly impressive, too. For proof, check out bass-heavy opener 'Hypnotize', where drowsy deep house chords ride a bumpin' late-night beat, the spacey ambient chords and snappy US garage drums of 'Seductive', and the jazzier and arguably cheerier 'L'Aquitaine', where he makes use of some rather good synth stabs. Elsewhere, 'Ineedyourightnow' strikes a superb balance between sub-heavy hypnotism and dewy-eyed deep house bliss, while DJ Swagger's remix of L'Aquitaine is a heady, saucer-eyed wonder.
Review: Since first emerging in 2018, San Francisco artist Computer Data has offered up a handful of decent EPs on fairly obscure labels. This outing on Lost Palms is therefore is his most high profile release to date; happily, he's made the most of the opportunity. Across the six tracks you'll find a range of grooves and moods, from the ethereal, winter-crisp deep house beauty of "Abendrot" and the deep techno hustle of "Baum", to the bleeping, 21st century electro/breakbeat/deep house fusion of "Selbstbesinnungen" and the life-affirming ambient drift of "Healintro". Arguably best of all though is the rolling breakbeat house lusciousness of opener "Keinrussich".