The Martinez Brothers - "Mistakes" - (6:36) 129 BPM
Trevor Rockcliffe - "Visions Of You" (feat Blake Baxter - Carl Cox remix) - (6:48) 137 BPM
Paul Johnson - "House Illusion" - (3:15) 130 BPM
Party Crashers - "Come And Get It" - (6:16) 135 BPM
Sir Lord Commix - "Chicago Jazz" - (4:55) 127 BPM
K Alexi Shelby - "Spanish Fly" - (5:04) 135 BPM
Review: New York City wunderkinds The Martinez Brothers have proudly proclaimed that London institution fabric has been essential to the story of their journey as DJs, and has remained close to their hearts ever since we played there the first time back in 2013. Growing up on the streets of The Bronx, Chris & Steve went on to tour the world with dance music royalty such as Dennis Ferrer, Erick Morillo and Louie Vega before they had even finished high school and run two acclaimed labels - Cuttin' Headz and Tuskegee with Seth Troxler. It's a diverse yet consistent mix, a journey through the history of house music's groove featuring legends such as K. Alexi, Blaze and Dan Curtin, trough to hometown heroes like Lil' Louie Vega and heroes of the new school of minimal house like Varhat and Floog.
Review: Six years on from launching the It's A Summer Groove series, Joey Negro returns with a fifth selection of sunshine-friendly tracks from the Z Records vaults. While much of the label's output - soulful, accessible, funky and heavily influenced by disco, funk and boogie - could be described as "summery", there's something particularly bright and breezy about the 21 tracks gathered together here. Highlights are naturally plentiful, from the smooth disco-soul goodness of the Reflex's recent remix of the Sunburst Band's "The Secret Life of Us", and the terrace-friendly piano house of Shur-I-Kan's rework of Zo & Erro & Phonte, to the vibraphone-laden boogie-house goodness of Rainbow Connection and Taka Boom's "Surrender".