Originally featured on their celebratory XV compilation back in 2017, Berlin clubbing institution Watergate have reissued one of the the standout tracks here by Hamburg hero Matthias Meyer and Berlin's Sebastian Waack aka Ryan Davis. The track "Hope" in its original form was a lush and hypnotic drifter, geared for some life-affirming moments on the dancefloor. The rework featured here by Bedrock head honchos John Digweed & Nick Muir takes the track into much more adrenalised and tunnelling territory, with its trance arpeggios and tight rhythm arrangement making for great dancefloor dynamics - but the breathtaking orchestral arrangements of the original are left intact. New track "Love Letters From Sicily" could equally have had a home on All Day I Dream - its ethereal daydream qualities make it perfect for a Sunday afternoon rooftop party downtown.
Where on earth did this monster come from?! Mark Knights Toolroom Trax label have unearthed a real treat from Trisco. It goes to show what good A&R'ing is all about, as in it's Original form this isn't the most striking of tracks. However, the techno elements and potential floor appeal clearly had an impact on the team. Handing the remix baton to Paul Thomas & Sonny Wharton, who smash it out the park with a rocking tech house remix that will do the business in pretty much any set of any style. What's more, Eddie Halliwell gets stuck in on an alternative take, having only recently got behind the studio dials, this is an exciting first glimpse at what he is capable of.