Aside from a string of successful EP's on the steady ship known as Toy Tonics, Berliners Black Loops have been nomadic in terms labels, and that just suits them down to the bone given their eccentric strain of house. We love "Cassette 5.1", it's a traditionally driving house tune with big chords and a begrime mentality, remixed here by Ed Herbst into a deeper, more gentle beast. Then there's "Rue De La Paix", a kick-heavy chugger that sits under the deep house umbrella but that does a lot more in terms of style and swagger; Baldo is on the remix duties for this one, dropping a beautiful woozing bass into the mix, accompanied by a Mr Fingers-style synth wormhole.
Barcelona's Neovinyl are back following up some great efforts in recent times by the likes of Black Loops and Ouer. It is now over to label head honcho Carlo to provide the grooves. He's now based in Berlin and is letting the sound of his new hometown take hold. From the dusty MPC-driven deep house of "Oshana", to the smooth and sexy soul jam that is "Sugar Sweet Sunshine" that is looped-up to perfection. Finally, he brings the power on the funky and rolling disco house of "Three Days In A Row" which takes its cues from late '90s funky house - not a bad thing by our standards!