Review: It would be fair to say that Macc and Loz Contreras have made something a splash in the D&B scene since first joining forces back in 2013. It's also true that few contemporary producers are capable of delivering such musically rich, soul-flecked liquid funk. Their trademark sound - rolling breaks, sparkling electronic, carefully selected samples and melodies aplenty - is much in evidence throughout this fine debut album, which gathers together both previously released singles and previously unheard fare. Highlights come thick and fast, from the disco-sampling dancefloor bliss of "Better World" and the sun-soaked brilliance of bass-heavy carnival roller "Wanna Be Your Lover", to the sub-heavy assault that is "Switch". A handful of remixes from other artists - including liquid soul mate S.P.Y - complete a quality package.
Review: One of Fokuz's many success stories, Macca returns from his SGN adventures to the Dutch imprint with four evergreen work-outs. "Artifact", a sinewy stepper laced with an exquisite alien squirming b-line, sets the tone as "Intelligence" follows with a Critical-like thump-and grind wriggle and "What" shocks-out with a 1.21giggawatt high voltage bassline and some cracking rim shots. If that's not enough, he's also VIP'd the dickens out of last year's "Switch". Tunnelling business.