Review: Introducing KUCKA! A hotly tipped, fresh and new artist to emerge in full debut form via LuckyMe. A Liverpool born vocalist and producer now residing in Australia - explaining something of her connection to the Future Classic label and Dro Carey - she now drops her first studio album. Synth heavy, bass inspired and vocal driven, Wrestling is certainly connected to a world of postmodern new age pop! A prime example being the '90s R&B motifs in "Afterparty" alongside deeper dancefloor connections in tracks like "Joyride" and "No Good For Me". Threading the album with a sequence of futuristic pop and fusion crossover in tracks like "Real", "Drowning" and "Ascension", KUCKA's debut, Wrestling, wins hands down.
Review: Dawn Chorus is the latest album from Jacques Greene and it marks a big shift in his production approach. While his previous work was sample-based, this new long player sees him team up with musicians and singers to create a more organic sound. This approach is really brought to life on the single "Do It Without You", where dusty break beats underpin dreamy vocals, while "Let Go", featuring Rochelle Jordan, is a sublime piece of electronic pop. Meanwhile, the Moodymann-esque, soulful vocal house of "For Love" is sure to seduce dancers at sun-kissed festivals - and demonstrates that Greene has really come of age as a producer.