Review: Pig & Dan have enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Cocoon that stretches back over a decade. The pair's latest release on Sven Vath's imprint will not disappoint fans of their big room sound. First up it's the title track; over understated beats, they lay down a moody, pounding bass and niggling, metallic percussion before letting loose with a wild, system-levelling filter. "Lost Another Angel" isn't as visceral; based on a similar, rolling rhythm and featuring a menacing bass, this time it's all about the melancholic melodies, Weave their way up through the arrangement, it guarantees that the Spanish duo will find favour with trance DJs as well as techno selectors.
Christian Smith & John Selway - "Delirium" - (7:45) 128 BPM
Dr. Motte - "Faze DJ-Set 88" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:11:07) 128 BPM
Review: Love Parade founder Dr Motte celebrates 30 years of the landmark event with this fine mix of underground classics. It starts with the timeless trance of Der Dritte Raum's "Hale Bopp" and Tube & Berger's electro house banger "The Young & The Wild Ones". As one of Berlin's most established DJs, Motte's sound is also rooted in techno, and he doesn't disappoint here, dropping the low-slung minimalism of Joey Beltram's remix of Abe Duque & Blake Baxter's "Let's Take It Back" as well as tougher tunes like the hammering, Chicago style of DJ Rush & Eric Sneo's "Take Me Back" and the bugged out acid on Christopher Kah's "Heatwaves".