Following on from Dogma, his collaboration with Kompakt's Michael Mayer back in 2016, Kolsch now invites Tiga to work with him for the second release on IPSO. It's a great meeting of minds; from the Turbo boss' side, there's an intuitive understanding of dance floor dynamics borne out by years spinning in clubs. It is articulated here by the percussive rhythm that underpins "Hal", while, from Kolsch's side come those frazzled vocal samples and the wide-eyed chord builds. Unite all of these elements and the track is just as powerful as the super computer of the same name from the seminal 2011: A Space Odyssey.
The mighty Matador is back on his brilliant Ruckus imprint, that has been bringing in the goods of late with electrifying releases by the likes of Carlo Ruetz, Alex Preda and Russell - to name but a few. The label head honcho serves up half a dozen peak time executions on the Air EP, that are aimed squarely at the main room. From the brooding and slinky dancefloor drama of "Itajai" with its buzzing synth melody, or the euphoric progressive house style of "Moonman" or "Shamen" - the latter led by an enchanting vocal reminiscent of Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry. Finally, the emotive and bittersweet title track is perfect for those heads-down moments in the club, particularly under the strobe light.