Review: This set of Moby remixes is the latest to appear this year, in quick succession after versions of his classics appeared on Drumcode. For this release, Coyu's label has commissioned a wide range of styles. Julian Jeweil turns "Porcelain" into an almost unrecognisable acid stomper, while at the other end of the spectrum, Victor Ruiz' take on "Go" fuses its unmistakable sample with a deep, rolling techno rhythm. For a pure, unadulterated hands in the air feeling, Reinier Zonneveld's take on "Natural Blues" is the version to head for, but for more serious techno fans, there's the ominous bass of Ruiz' 'Warehouse' take on "Go" and the deeply melodic Oxia version of "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad" to contend with.
3 Of Us - "The Land Of Flux" (extended mix) - (5:35) 130 BPM
Sam Traxx - "Live As One" - (7:45) 118 BPM
Cool Jack - "Get Me Going" (Young Club version) - (4:29) 130 BPM
Review: Buffalo Boots, Britpop, Alcopops and Chris Evans; the '90s were a mixed bag indeed. One thing that the final decade of the 20th century did do well was dance music and here we get a selection of 36 more underground tracks from that time. Highlights include the sizzling nu-NRG of "To The Rhythm" by Divine Dance Experience, the bizarre, randy trance of "I'm A Sex Maniac" by Dick, the stabby vogue jam "Cauz I'm Learn" by Old Skool and the deep early Red Zone (aka David Morales) remix of System 3 Request "Desafinado".
Review: Ibiza institution Cafe Mambo needs little introduction. Starting as a sunset hangout, it soon became a perfect venue for the island's pre-parties and has developed an iconic status worldwide. It has served up thousands of sunsets since it first opened it's doors in 1994 and here's Sunset to Afterdark: an expertly crafted collection compiled by the team behind the successful Future Disco series and Needwant label. This one takes you from those unforgettable sunsets to, like the name suggests, the nighttime where things really heat up. If there is one essential soundtrack required this summer, this is it. Highlights not limited to: Zero 7's sublime drifter "Last Light", Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak's emotive and bittersweet little ditty "Stumble" (Blue Hotel Mix) through to the gorgeous remix of Tempelhof & Gigi Masin's "Blue 13" by Declasse main man Steve Coby. There's even a bit of slinky and uptempo tech house from hot UK duo Dusky. Comes with two continuous mixes for your convenience: Sunset and Afterdark, naturally.