Review: 'Constantly on the hunt to find new species in their audio adventures', Artenvielfalt are a German duo on a mission to champion 'art and diversity'. Not sure how arty new track "Luv It" is, but, as a tough ghetto house grinder, it certainly gets the job done. Remix highlights include Moonbootica's positively apocalyptic tropical house slammer of a mix and Less Hat's a sumptuously deep electro rework. Elsewhere bonus track "Real Shit" is luxuriously produced late night dancefloor fodder with an electronica sheen.
Review: Some dance music production is super-raw and some is titanium-plated slickness. German duo Fromdroptildawn are all about the latter. Here they present their "Blacklist" - a homage to all their heroes of house read out over a steely percussive machine. Remix-wise Sasch BBC & Caspar deliver a gyrating trancey rework and Robert Mycer turns in a deep but pumpin' shuffle-house hoedown.
Review: The Moon Boutique crew is off to the Amsterdam Dance Event, so to mark the occasion they've decided to offer up this five-track sampler of forthcoming label delights. Marc Werner and Thomas Beyer kick things off with "Streets" a deliciously off-kilter chunk of moody tech-house rich in delay-laden percussion hits and drowsy arpeggio style synthesizer melodies, before Dry and Bolinger deliver a fuzzy, bass-heavy take on Kennedy and Claus Casper's warm, classic-sounding vocal house cut "I Gotta Know". Sandar Sanchez takes us to a darker and more muscular place on the booming late night throb of "Gainz", while Masaje injects piano house with steroids on the acid-fired thrust of "One Family". To round things off, ND Catani breaks up the beats and reaches for the echoing female vocal samples on trippy early morning number "Lifting Me".