Review: Following a recent collab with DJ Funk on Dirty Bird the Gettoblaster duo outta Chicago & Detroit team up with windy cindy legend DJ Deeon for a single and remixes that enters itself into the stadium realm. "The 302" hinges itself on a staccato synth line that laughs in the face of the EDM idiosyncrasies this EP touches on. Big room reworks come from all three remixers giving their own warehouse vibe to a straight up 909 workout. Paul Johnson liquifies the elements in his mix while DJ Haus adds a new melody to a hugely explorative and reimaginative mix. Leaving wild card entry Patrick Topping to turn in a trance-out slice of vocal booty house.
Review: Trick is Patrick Topping's new label, and he has set it up as a platform for his own productions and to showcase the work of emerging artists. It gets off to a flying start with this three-tracker. On the title track, Topping weaves a crackling electronic riff over stomping kicks and a buzzing rhythm. It's an intoxicating combination - exactly the kind of material you'd expect to hear in one of his DJ sets. On "Tasty on the Cobbles", the UK producer drops a party track that resounds to high pitched bleeps as well as chant samples and wild rave riffs, while he rounds off this fine label debut with the rolling, filtered "Clamped".
Review: Newcastle-based Patrick Topping recently launched his Trick label ( and an equally successful event series of the same name) and he's back with its next instalment, featuring the electrifying retro jacker "Turbo Time". This is followed by the tunnelling peak time banger "Let Wa Gan" and getting back to the program in neon-lit fashion on the glittering synthpop thriller "Galaxy" featuring Liset Alea on vocals. After recent appearances on Unknown To The Unknown and Hot Creations, Topping continues with his rather impressive musical output of late.