Review: While yet to really hit the dizzy heights, Cassimm has delivered a string of rock-solid EPs over the last couple of years. "Never Mind" is the London-based producer's first outing on Sense Traxx, and it's really rather good. Blessed with bold builds, big drops and an addictively retro-futurist feel, Cassimm's original version wraps sharp, rave-inspired riffs and impassioned vocal samples around a ludicrously bass-heavy groove. The Mad Villains remix tones down the rumbling sub-bass a little (though not that much) while retaining the original's bustling drums, adding some woozy chords for a hybrid deep house/UK garage feel. Greco (NYC) has no qualms about going all-out on his remix, which is a bustling, bass-heavy stomper designed for major peak-time rotations.
Review: Since debuting in 2011, Ossie has notched up releases on some seriously impressive labels, not least Hyperdub, 20:20 Vision, Wolf Music and Exploited. Here he notches up his first release of 2019: a label debut for Sense Traxx featuring two forthright, bass-heavy rollers. Particularly impressive is techno-temper opener "Better Days", a post-dubstep/UK funky style workout where stabbing vocal samples and jazzy organ motifs skip above a sub-heavy, headline-grabbing bassline and a bustling broken house rhythm. "Change" is pretty tasty, too, with Ossie effortlessly flitting between backwards string samples, rubbery jazz-funk bass and chunky disco-house grooves.
Review: Three very tracky but perfectly serviceable deep/disco house chuggers here from London's Simon Shaw, coming on his own Sense Traxx label. 'Music And Rhythm' itself is up first, looping up tuff, tribal-tinged drums, big undulating bass, male vocal micro-snips and warping pianos redolent of early Madhouse Records, and scattering other spoken vocal bites over the top. 'Yeaahhh!' operates in similar territory but is a bit more upbeat, driving and peaktime-oriented, while completing the EP is 'Jazz Flute', an unsurprisingly jazzy, off-kilter affair which actually only features a few short bursts of the titular instrument.