Review: Making its way inland is a new label from the Lobster Theremin magnate called Distant Horizons, launched this year with Tom Jarmey's Amber Glass LP. Next up on the freshly minted platform is Sneaky Social Club mainstay Chavinski with a heavily house and discofied five-track EP infected with tinges of dub, bass culture and splashes of UKG. For your disco tip head straight to tracks like "Fantasy" and "Rushin" that bring back to life the Rush Hour Amsterdam house sound of the 2010s, with "Hit The Way" delving deeper into post-dubstep and sub-pop sounds. Calm and stormy two step with UKG sentimentality and heavier basslines hover and hum under lighter, inspiring tones in "Baby" whereas "Buy A Dream" treads into percussive, intelligent dub techno territory ala Mark Fell as Sensate Focus.
Review: We tend to think of All Day I Dream's particular brand of melodious and atmospheric house music as being summery and sun-kissed, but as this second "Winter Sampler" proves, many of the label's tracks that sound just as good on crystal clear winter mornings. Musically, much of the material tiptoes the fine line between tech-house, deep house and what would once have been classic progressive house, with highlights provided by Zone+ (the drowsy and glacial dancefloor hypnotism of "The Muse"), Makebo & Anomita (the simmering bliss of "Symphonic Fantasy"), Katrinka (the deep, chunky Afro-house of "Mila") and Tim Green (the bubbly, snow-flecked electronics and Innervisions-esque grooves of "Sowa").