Review: This jam-packed collection boasts ten new remixes of tracks from Max Cooper's 2016 album Emergence, a largely downtempo set inspired by his live audio-visual performances. As you'd expect, many of the reworks are dancefloor focused, with Vessels, Joe Farr (whose distorted, industrial-tinged techno take on "Panned" is a definite highlight) and techno veteran John Tejada all delivering standout interpretations. These fine remixes are accompanied by similarly impressive rubs that don't strive as hard for club plays, with Hidden Orchestra's symphonic version of "Symmetry" and Tom Hodge's intricate, melodious rework of "Cyclic" standing out.
Marc Romboy vs Blake Baxter - "Freakin'" (original) - (6:54) 125 BPM
Van Bellen - "Let Me Take You On A Journey" (Guy Mantzur & Roy Rosenfeld remix) - (8:31) 124 BPM
Abysm - "Future Love" - (5:29) 124 BPM
Guy Mantzur & Roy RosenfelD - "Hidden Karisma" - (8:18) 124 BPM
Andre Hommen - "Macro" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Technasia - "Hold Me" - (9:40) 128 BPM
Olaf Pozsgay - "Glacck" - (8:12) 125 BPM
Nicolas Masseyeff - "Systematic 77 Megamix" (By Nicolas Masseyeff) - (1:59:52) 124 BPM
Roy RosenfelD - "Systematic 77 Megamix" (By Roy Rosenfeld) - (1:59:40) 122 BPM
Review: Marc Romboy's esteemed tech house imprint has reached its 77th release? You bet! And it goes out all guns blazing this time around with a massive compilation with some great tracks, new and old, by the likes of Robert Babicz, Guy Mantzur, Wehbba and Stephan Bodzin. There are some pretty kick ass remixes on offer too by the likes of Adam Port, Adriatique, Nick Curly and Petar Dundov. Highlights? Head honcho Romboy's rendition of OCH's "Time Tourism", Ibadan boss Jerome Sydenham's ecstatic "Systematic Dub" and Technasia's druggy and tunnelling odyssey "Hold Me".
Aldo Vanucci - "You're All Show" (feat Kylie Auldist - Dr Meaker remix) - (4:41) 178 BPM
Featurecast - "Ego Tripping" (feat Farina Miss - Deekline & Ed Solo remix) - (4:40) 170 BPM
Robin Parris - "Feeling Alright" (feat Kelly Hayden - instrumental) - (4:15) 174 BPM
Review: Is there no end to Jalapeno's flavour range? Constantly splashing their signature funk to any genre or corner of the dance they feel, Brighton-nee-London indie Jalapeno dust off the handsome array of D&B originals and remixes they've released plus a selection of brand new cuts such as Serum's sublime homage to De La Soul & Chaka Khan's "All Good" and a chilly graveyard staunter from Cybass ("Departure") Other highlights include Max Sedgley's Moulin Rouge-burning soul-stamper "What've I Got To Do", Dr Meaker's instant-smile inducing party-primed remix of Aldo Vanucci, Technimatic's sunset twist of Ephemerals and the unabashed vibes of Deeline & Ed Solo's Featurecast remix. And that's not even half of it. Tasty.