Review: After this album's rocket ship intro we're subject to a bevvy of spaced out, trippy beats, liquid basslines and cosmic synths. To a back drop of future music, vocals in "Get Phunky" and "Soulmakers" wax lyrical about the good old days, while tracks like "Rawtone" lets the drums and percussion do all the talking. The smooth tone of Sophie Taylor's vocals offset the screaming synths in "Clarity", while "Wisodom" sees dubbed out piano chords sing a euphoric progression. Get yourself to Berlin and live this music to blood orange sunrise.
Review: Mathias Kaden is a long time alumnus of the Freude Am Tanzen family out of Jena, learning the ropes from the very best; namely the Wignhomy Brothers. His recent long player Energetic originally came out in mid-2015, but now gets the remix treatment from an all-star cast. "Energie" gets a re-rub from Kompakt main man Michael Mayer, who turns it into one of those dark and melodic journey tracks that will fit into the current status quo of similar tracks by the likes of Life & Death and Innervisions. Dresden dusty house hero, the Uncanny Valley affiliated Cuthead, gives "Korokana" a nice urban flavoured rework and the mysterious Redshape gives "Clarity" his trademark rusty and reductionist sound. Let's not forget Nick Curly's contributions; he gives "Get Phunky" a dose of the Mannheim sound. Its driving, percussive tech house groove is relentless and there's a dub version for those of you less keen on Aquarius Heaven's vocals.