Review: Based in Hamburg, TAU is a label started in 2018 by Benjamin Busse and Friso Traas aka Adana Twins, that has released tracks by scene heroes such as Glowal, Echonomist, The Cheapers and many more. The label presents their second instalment in the 'Spektrum' various artists sampler, which features top shelf material by the likes of: Southern Italian duo Underspreche who deliver the entrancing pizzicato inflected vibes of "My Beloved", German veteran Ruede Hagelstein delivering impeccable dancefloor drama as always on "Aschera", ascendant Berliners Local Suicide teaming up with Duro main man Theus Mago on the dark disco odyssey "Technican" and Watergate's sound engineer in residence Biesmans, who provides yet more successful efforts in his newfound love of music production on the neon-lit Italo acid energy of "Wild Wild World".
Review: Over the past few years Australian songstress Emma Hewitt has steadily and credibly worked her way from features on producers records to becoming a name in her own right. Her lyrical talents are as strong and unique as her tone and delivery and here we have a classy array of new remixes for a track lifted from her 'Burn The Sky Down' album. Mikka thrashes out a heavily electro influence party starter, with Dabruck & Klein following suit. Both will do the damage however for us its fellow countryman TyDi who produces something more sympathetic to the Original.
Review: Sharing associations with labels like Mobilee, Get Physical and Bedrock, LA duo Dance Spirit arrive on Balance Music out of Australia. Delivering the pair's first release for 2020 it sees Dance Spirit reach deep into synth-laden, arpeggiotic, progressive electro territory. WIth the searing strings of "Close To The Sun'' combining with the percussive melodies of its bassline and skittering hi-hats, similar rhythms and deep tones match its aquatic counterpart in "Roses". For something a little harder and dubbed out there's "What A Soul Sounds Like", a minimal-esque power ballad of crackles, fizzles and pop given an ambient remix with its groove and drums totally removed for a science function blast of sound.