Review: Macedonia's Alek Solitrov's tracks are infused with distinct techniques that gush contentment, or, as his profile says it best: "His production leaves relentless energy on the house music paradigm." Despite his young age, the maturity of Alek Soltirov's output is evident and coming out on labels such as King Street Sounds, Nervous Records and now US imprint Salted with the Make Me Float EP. The title track is a sexy and irresistible late night house journey, that relies on age old elements above passing trends. It's channeling a vibe that sits somewhere between early 90s NYC style jams and the smooth vibes of Dessous Recordings. "It's Over Now" calls to mind Big Apple greats like Dennis Ferrer back in the day, while "Yesterday" is for relaxing at the bar beforehand or the chill-out alike on this homage to the Naked Music sound. But hey, this is on the legendary Miguel Migs label isn't it; so go figure!
Review: Alek Soltriov has been on fire of late, delivering a string of well-regarded EPs for the likes of King Street Sounds, Juiced, Blacksoul and Different Attitudes. It's little surprise, then, to find that this first solo single for Miguel Migs' Salted label is also rather good. The headline attraction is undoubtedly opener "Marvin", a formidably chunky, bass-heavy affair that wraps soulful Marvin Gaye vocal samples and glassy-eyed piano riffs around a typically tough deep house groove. There's plenty to admire elsewhere, though, from the elastic drums and mind-altering electronics of "Another Level" to the skipping, garage-influenced early morning trip that is "New Days".
Review: Miguel Migs respected Salted Music returns with this piping hot compilation of various artists, featuring the creme de la creme in deep house music at present. The Flavor Saver series has been a long time favourite among many discerning DJ's with open minded palates, because of the consistent and diverse selections always on display. Sicilian DJ Domenico Albanese (City Soul/2elle) serves up the smooth and sexy disco loops of "Bodywork", Leeds based Aussie Karl Sierra presents the classic, New York City vibe of "Back In The Day" and San Diego's Jesusdapnk & Memo Rex serve up some funky vocal house for the late night on "The Break" which will take you way back to the sounds of the late '90s heyday.