Review: Bay Area house hero and Dirtybird co-founder Justin Martin is back following up 2013's Ghettos & Gardens with his new full length LP Hello Clouds, a collection of fine moods and grooves that see him collaborate with some of his favourite artists at the moment. He's quoted as saying "I reached out to specific artists who currently inspire me". Highlights include the title track where he collaborates with London pop chanteuse FEMME on this low slung acid groove. More great talents from London appear such as Lena Cullen, lending her fine vocals to the dark futurism of "Odyssey" and Bristolian rising star and fellow Dirtybird alumni Will Clarke appears too, lending his midas touch to "Back To The Jungle" which is bumpy and as bass driven as you could possibly imagine. The Amen break on top is totally killer too.
Review: Bay Area tech house hero and Dirtybird Stalwart Justin Martin released his full length Hello Clouds to a great reception last year and now it's time for a remix package that is equally impressive. Featuring the likes of Walker & Ryce, Ardalan and Chris Lorenzo amongst several others; it is so hard to choose favourites among such a talented bunch. But for our money we'd bet on the following: South African Kyle Watson with his take on "Odyssey" which takes the track down even deeper and dreamy territory; if not for that serious grinding bassline. Brit in Los Angeles Doorly is here with a typically explosive remix: this time on the epic acid journey "Midnight" while fellow Brit Jakwob delivers deep tech house in fine form on his version of the title track. Also of important note: witness the return of legendary Brazilian drum and bass don DJ Marky who appropriately remixes the track "Back To The Jungle" and its all quite fitting really.