Review: Javi Bora's popular and prolific Too Many Rules label has now been operating for two years, so to mark the occasion he's decided to offer-up this epic, 30-track retrospective of the imprint's output to date. There's naturally much to admire, including a string of fine cuts from the boss man (Chus and Cheballos's slamming, bass-heavy take on his hook-up with Huxley, "You're Everything", and the lolloping collaboration with Iban Montoro and Jazzman Wax, "Fresh Prince", being our picks), a terrifically bouncy, tech-tinged vocal number from Jairo Beltrami ("Don't Love Me"), multiple muscular workouts from legendary Chicagoan producer DJ Sneak (check the breathless, extra-percussive "Rising") and a notable disco-house workout from Junior Sanchez. Throw in headline-grabbing remixes from Groove Armada, Demuir and Roger Sanchez, and you have a seriously solid set.
Review: The Chi-town legend that is DJ Sneak brings us two contrasting cuts. 'Stars' itself is a techy, jackin' affair centred around an indecipherable female vocal snip that loops for much of the track's duration, underpinned by no-nonsense chugging beats and some off-kilter organ parps. 'Stayin' High', on the other hand, is a deeper, more musical ride infused with a little Latin flava and topped with snatches of soulful male vocal. So our advice is to go for 'Stayin' High' if you're just warming the floor up, or 'Stars' if they're already bouncing away nicely and you wanna keep 'em there!