Review: Just on the tail end of the season, Berlin's esteemed Mobillee label returns with the sixth installment of their Rooftop Summer series with some of this year's greatest hits and near misses. The ever reliable Rodriguez Jr. joins forces with Liset Alea on the glassy-eyed and bittersweet "Au Revoir Paris" (instrumental), Luke Alessi engineers an advanced form of deep house on "Molecular Motions", while local legendas Smash TV keep the electroclash vibe alive on the energetic "Loneliness", Luke Alessi serving up proper dancefloor drama on "Nothingness" and AFFKT closes it out in style on the dreamy and evocative "Nothing's Gonna Change My World" among many more.
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.