Review: Evangelical deep house from Tronic Soundz second This Is Awesome compilation, bringing together a string of dubbed out, acousmatic and synth-based cuts good enough for the poolside manners of Miami and beyond. Ferns, bright lights, a bar, good atmosphere...white pants and gold chains...even hawaian shirts...or is that just from listening to Forteba's "Olive & Fruit". Get your heavier tracks still but with that discotheque touch in Ecilo's "Revisited" next to some neo-classical and acoustic tips from Paul2Paul's "Let Me Be" (think Robert Miles) and G.Pal's techier "Holdin On". Some trance minimalisms from Maxie Konig in "Radio Brehst" and the sweet as dubbed-out funk from Nacho Romero's remix of "Limited Edition". This Is Awesome, totally wicked.
Review: German label Tronic Soundz drops a compilation that does exactly what it says on the tin, bringing together some of contemporary techno's finest releases. Maceo Plex's edit of Der Dritte Raum's "Hale Bopp" turns the trance classic into a sleek techno affair, while Humantronic's "Invado" is a similar linear rhythm with a focus on the dance floor. Meanwhile, on "Fire", CJ Bolland veers into dark electro territory, while another 90s veteran Frank de Wulf, drops a hypnotic, stripped back rhythm on "Fifth Insight". Ramping up the intensity levels, Sikora's "Plough" is a dark, stepping techno track that has echoes of the Fachwerk catalogue.