Review: Last time out, Spanish star AFFKT impressed with a fine collection of atmospheric, heavily electronic tech-house treats on Sasha's Last Night on Earth label. Here the prolific producer uses his first appearance on Mobilee to cannily combine elements of deep house, tech-house and sparkling synthesizer music. Opener 'Torpedo' is bold and beautiful, with undulating lead lines and sparkling chords riding rolling drums and an arpeggio-style bassline. The latter - a Moroder-inspired concoction without any shadow of a doubt - naturally comes to the fore on the throbbing and uplifting accompanying remix by MUSUMECI. The EP's other cut, 'Melabufa', sees AFFKT sail closer to progressive neo-trance pastures with predictably musically-rich and synthesizer-heavy results.
Review: A stalwart on labels such as Dynamic, KX, Crosstown Rebels and his own ELEMENTS, Sweden's Jonas Rathsman returns with his new one for Anja Schendier's Mobilee imprint. 'No Surprise' is the EP you might expect from an artist championed by the likes of Pete Tong; the title track has that futuristic style of melodic deep house with a hint of Afro house elements and charming vocals, followed by the slinky and hypnotic mood music of "Fading Memories". Closing out this terrific EP is the heartfelt and bittersweet ambient epic "Uno" which is perfect to open or close a DJ set on a rather evocative note.