Review: Austrian producer Philipp Straub has previously appeared on top labels such as Bedrock and Ovum, while Brazil's Morttagua heads up the Timeless Moments label and podcast. For their debut release on Australia's Balance, they serve up an atmospheric expression in dancefloor drama on the mesmerising epic "Bwell". With its foreboding bassline contrasted by a rich tapestry of lush melodies, it is just as worthy of a moment in the club as the fine remixes which come as part of the package. London-based Mexican Betoko gets onboard with a sublime rework which accentuates those plucked strings, while Staub himself hammers the message home with his sensual deep house perspective.
Review: Longstanding German label Plastic City return with Radio Show Season Eight, featuring boss man Terry Lee Brown Jr doing what he does best on the evocative dub house journey "Lightseeker" (a remix of the artist Phable), while more Basic Channel inspired tracks come from Alex Connors & Hardy Heller, whose remix of Maxie Koenig 's "Buddhas Breath" explores similarly cavernous and glacial territory. Elsewhere, pursuing more quality standards are: Gabriel Sordo (Mex) on the bass-driven late night deepness of "Lunario", Smalltown Collective with the funky and acid washed tech house of "Nobody" and Rene Onze with the sleazy afterhours minimal bump of "Schnurz".