Review: Described by Running Back boss Gerd Janson as an "ode to the miraculous grip a piano still holds over almost any dancefloor", KiNK's latest EP is naturally awash with cuts that will get dancers reaching for the air piano faster than you can say "old school banger". The Bulgarian's banged-out piano motifs naturally come to the fore on heavyweight stomper "RAW", but also play a key role on "To Love You", a rush-inducing chunk of rave era house giddiness that's set to soundtrack a fair few loved-up moments this summer. The vocal version is the killer mix as far as we're concerned, but there are Instrumental and acapella takes, too. We'd also recommend checking the acid-fired, Head High style piano-techno of "I Remember (303 Version)".
Review: The boss is back! The legendary UK pioneer and Bedrock head honcho gives us a live set from Canada's second city, complete with crowd noise. Digweed's knack for sniffing out the most cutting edge progressive and tech house grooves is second to none and you can bet that this set is chock block full of narrative, innovative grooves: one journey you'll never forget! Featuring contributions from Germany's Recondite ("Tame"/"Baro"), Glasgow's Sei A ("You Can Bring"), Berlin's Smash TV ("Cascadia"/"God Key") and Los Angeles' Eagles & Butterflies amongst a host of other big names. Also comes as six continuous mixes for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
Review: Steve Bug has never made a secret of his love of Chicago house, and on his latest label compilation, delivers the eerie synths and doubled-up claps of "Jack Is Back". Like-mind Martin Landsky also focused on Chicago with his bass-heavy "V2U" and Redshape's view of the Windy City is coloured by the slamming acid of "Funny Green Hat". Deeper house influences are also audible - on Deetron's "The Maze" and Ribn's "Pancake", a paean to Carl Craig at his most sensual. However, the contribution that impresses most is KiNK & Neville Watson's "Night Time Raw", which forges LFO-style bleeps to the duo's usual jacking, insistent rhythms. It's a case of one step back and three steps forward.