Review: The founder of Northern Line Records, DJ Paleface, hands the reigns over to Xylo for his slick new piano-tinged pop-garage blinder, "Look Into My Eyes". There's also the added bonus of remixes too, three of 'em to be precise: S Dub's thumping jazzy roller, A Lister's sleek tech-step rework and Tempo Elektrik's totally huge piano-house anthemic jam.
Review: Two new sizzlers here from UK garage-meister Billy Kenny; his productions always perfectly straddle the fine line between garage and deep house and these are no different. "Burnin' Up" is livelier of two - a big room banger with an infectious ascending/descending bassline and wailing diva samples. Our favourite though, is "Your Dreams" - a sleek slice of late night moodiness.
Review: A retro house duo hailing from Southend, Sab & Keelan have already played with the likes of My Nu Leng and Redlight. Their recent hit "Used To Be" is presented here in all its deep, trancey, '90s house glory, but it's all about the three remixes - each as good as the other. Mark Radford delivers some seriously killer spacey garage-house, whilst Two Rhodes come up with some genuinely futuristic sci-fi UKG, laced with ravey stabs for good measure. This leaves Olivrx to wrap up the package nicely with a mean and messy bass roller. Every one's a winner.
Review: Up and coming producer Ste E follows up the killer Invade EP on Domino Effect with a debut for self-proclaimed "future house and garage" label Xylo. The producer fits right in with "Thousand Times", whose savvy combination of rave-inspired bass, bright stabs and infectious vocals are the kind of thing that might give Eats Everything a run for his money. "Show Me" is a much moodier number, with a darker melody bringing out the melancholy in the lead vocals sample, coming across like the perfect contemporary updating of mid-90s house music.
Enough Is Enough (Golf Clap remix) - (7:25) 123 BPM
Enough Is Enough (DJ Paleface remix) - (6:36) 123 BPM
Enough Is Enough (Jerome Price remix) - (6:10) 123 BPM
Enough Is Enough (Mark Martin & Kettridge remix) - (7:19) 123 BPM
Review: London label Xylo is committed to supporting new talent in the worlds of future house and garage. Both collide here with Tommy MC enrolling the talents of Freddie Franklin for one smooth roller. The jazzy stabs and cocktail house of "Enough Is Enough" is commercial gold, whilst the remixes - including the tough electro-house one by Golf Clap and the cool raw jacker by Jerome Price - will tickle the fancy of more underground listeners.