Review: It's been two years since Liondub last spun us around the globe with their long-running Jungle To The World series. But now biting into their 10th year, it's the perfect time to boost up the vaults with 18 specials, exclusives and unreleased versions. Pure high grade jungle through and through: we range from the utterly gully and industrial strength badness such as RAW's "Lock Up" to smoother skank-shined bubbly rollers such as Johnny Osbourne & Bladerunner's "Night Fall Dub" via slippery tech missiles like the dangerous darkside steps of Mr Explicit's "Crystal Blue" and the 24th century jazz of Jayline & Dutty Dubz long-awaited VIP of "Bacardi & Coke". And that's just four of the 18 weapons on offer here. Authentic jungle for 10 years and counting.
Gavin Boyce - "Divine In You" (Fish Go Deep remix) - (6:19) 124 BPM
Jay Tripwire - "Body To Body" (Audio Soul Project remix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
T.O.S. - "Only When I'm Late" - (7:17) 124 BPM
Gavin Froome - "Sunsets" - (8:05) 126 BPM
Review: While most of today's hyped Vancouver producers were still wearing nappies, Luke McKeehan's Nordic Trax label was representing the city's small but committed deep house community. The long-serving imprint has now notched up two decades, and here delivers an anniversary compilation rich in Nordic Trax classics, previously unheard cuts and McKeehan's catalogue favourites. In some ways, it feels like an education and history lesson all rolled into one, neatly representing 20 years of deep house development. Highlights come thick and fast from start to finish, from DJ Harri and the Revenge's 2004 gem "Slackjaw" and a vintage Audio Soul Project remix of Jay Tripwire, to the seductive sounds of label regulars Gavin Froome, Gavin Boyce and JT Donaldson.