Review: NYC's Manik made a big splash when he appeared on the scene fives years ago with releases on Culprit, Poker Flat and Ovum. He's managed to keep up with the game and still bringing the goods since his relocation to new hotspot Los Angeles. Teaming up with local chanteuse Cari Golden (of Narcotourist who has also lent her talents to the likes of DJ T and Fur Coat) he serves us with "Recourse" a smooth and slinky tech house groove that's made for sexy dancefloor moments and sure make the walls sweat too. Ode to his new hometown "Los Angeles" is a bit darker though with those emotive pads and rusty, dirty rhythm patterns: unlike its namesake it has a distinct Detroit vibe to it though ,which is great anyway!
Review: Josh Wink's institution is back and giving us a massive forecast for the musical climate on The White Isle this summer and it looks like it's gonna be pretty hot! Sure enough most of this heat is coming from Ovum's current label roster and it's all good on Ovum Over Ibiza 2016. We're pretty sure that New Yorker by way of Los Angeles' MANIK's "Recourse" will be remembered beyond this year due to its slinky deepness, as will Nottingham's Dudley Strangeways with his tunnelling piece"'Keep It Clean". Delft boss Ambivalent also appears with the epic and melodic journey track "Phase Doubt" as does New York City legend Harry Romero, surprisingly, with the peak time techno monster "What What" which really packs a punch!