Review: Although there's always been some subtle variety within Innervisions' output, Dixon and Ame's imprint has become known for a particular type of grandiose, tech-tinged house. Props to them, then, for releasing this EP of arpeggio-driven, 1980s style Italo-disco created by contemporary Italian producers. Muscemi and Phunkadelica kick things off, first layering exotic Middle Eastern synthesizer melodies over druggy arpeggio lines on "Babilonia", before slowing the tempo a little via the ghostly tunefulness, robotic vocals and chugging bottom-end of "Velluto Blue". Stereocalypse then takes over, serving up two more killer cuts: the long, bold chords, slap bass and rush-inducing melodies of "Lone Solo Drummer", and the Rimini '84 pomp of the arguably superior "The Cunning Man".
Review: German producer Basti Grub hails from Frankfurt and runs the Hohenreglar imprint, in addition to appearances for Exploited, Desolat and Mobilee. He has also produced German legend Timo Maas in recent times, so if that doesn't prove that his star is on the rise - then what more proof do you need! Here he presents the 82nd edition in Wuppertal based Faze Mag's legendary mix series featuring top tracks such as Frankey & Sandrino's "Wega", George Morel's "Yesterday Made Today" (Basti Grub Remix) [Feat. Lady Jxne] and Moscoman's "Song for Bourdain". Not to mention several exclusives by the man himself in one continuous hi-octane mix that will knock your socks of!