Review: Ivy Lab's Halogenix invites into his wardrobe for a cheeky fashion parade on Perez's 1985. Riffling through his range of jumpsuits, he treats us to a range of outfits; first we have his And Alix's slinky skin-tight "Broken" which groans with such bass pressure it's hard to breathe, then we have the loose and floaty two-tone outfit "The Night" with Solah where light shades refresh each other with raw soul. Deeper down the rails we glide for a minimal low cut roller laced with rich wavy synths and a hip-hugging breakbeat. Finally the acid-bubbling, block-knocking title track is a bulletproof heat resistant jumpsuit; the likes of which are usually worn by superheroes... Heroes like you when you drop this to an unexpecting crowd.
Review: Not content with serving up one of this year's best LP length examples of electronic music fusionism as part of Ivy Lab, Laurence Reading has also made great strides with his solo output as Halogenix. After a continual stream of Halogenix 12"s for the likes of Critical and Dispatch, Reading landed on Metalheadz earlier this year with All Blue, a four track single that felt right at home on the label. The relationship between Halogenix and Metalheadz is strengthened further as he goes toe to toe with Goldie on this Broken Man 12". Up top is the Goldie's pensive original, with the production clearly presented as the musical backdrop for those mournful vocals. For the remix Halogenix plays on this mood, yet teases a bit more of a dancefloor vibe out of the track.