Review: With releases on labels like Defected and Get Physical to his credit, it is fair to say that Alessandro Magani aka Flashmob is one of the hottest tickets in house music right now. This is abundantly clear on The Lone Brazilian, his Hot Creations debut. The title track sees him sampling tribal chants and an ethnic vocal over a robust bass and tough, punchy drums. It makes for an intoxicating combination and is sure to cause mayhem whenever it's dropped. By contrast, "Lower Level" is more tracky and sees him opt for a murky bass and rolling snares to achieve the same effect as "Brazilian".
Review: We here see somewhat of a colossal arrangement as the team behind the legendary Bass Machine arrive with a sixteen track selection, coming together as the third edition of their 'Drop The Bass' series. We see numerous appearances from the likes of Messy Fergusson, Danny Wood, Generator, Dub White and more, with different artists supplying a different number of contributions. For us the stand out tracks on this one have to include Yaroslav Adullin's breaksy UKG hybrid in 'Underground Addict', along with the super nostalgic melodic grooves of the bassline mix of 'Blow Your Mind' from Mark Krupp.
Review: Get Twisted's Tough Love serve up their new thriller here on German label Kittball, which features a remix from Italian veteran Flashmob. A highly acclaimed duo nigh on eight years now, the London-based pair are long celebrated for having additional releases on Nothing Else Matters and Kenny Dope's Dope Wax. "The Light" is a driving, bouncy and vocal-led house masterpiece that's destined to rock main room dancefloors all throughout 2019 and beyond. Flashmob's rework sees the Hot Creations/Snatch! affiliated artist serve up a deep down and dirty rendition that's roughed-up and swingin' just enough for late night antics.