Review: 10 years deep and counting; DJ Hybrid's Audio Addict are celebrating the big milestone with a whole brace of absurd updates on already slamming originals. Digging deep over the archives, the likes of Kastro, Hexa, Rantic, Dunk, Shayper, Zoro, Epicentre and many more all get their grubby mitts on some serious Audio Addict classics. Highlights include Zoro's brilliantly bubblesome old school twist on DJ Hybrid's 'Mix & Blend', Crossy's spacefunk bass grunts on his remix of Kartoon's 'Soundboy Surrender' and Epicentre's insane twists and touches on his remix of Scattyone's 'Give It To Me'. And that's just the tip of the remix iceberg. Huge shouts to Audio Addict for 10 years of ardent, loyal service!
Review: Oh hello there Audio Addict. Celebrating their 10th anniversary in true style, DJ Hybrid's label call up some serious names to get their remix claws into many of the label's classics. Comprising the likes of Gray, DJ Gaw, K-Jah, Section, Conrad Subs, Parallel, Disrupta and so many more on-point names in modern D&B, each cut gets turbo-charged and subverted to the max. With 26 remixes, there are too many highlights to mention but you'd be mad to sleep on Disrupta's savage take on Hybrid's 'Shoot 'Em Up', Parallel's epic sweeps on Swerve's 'Massive & Crew' or GLM's cosmic take on Section's 'Perfect Space'. Happy anniversary.
Review: Shockingly this is Brazilian Danilo Ercole's debut on Black Hole, a label that seems so perfect for his unique sound that has garnered the support of everyone from Armin, to Emery over the past couple of years. Featuring a catchy topline from Roberta Harrison, which is the backbone of 'Meet You Where You Are', his blend of progressive and tech are met with a fidgety electro bass-line and soaring evolving lead. Ryan Mendoza leads the charge on the remixes with a housier cut which we feel nails the arrangement and will have the biggest crowd reaction, and has a more dynamic genre range. On the flipside, if you are after something deeper head straight for the Amex mix.
Review: Here we find a bag of mellowed out tech at its finest as Melokolektiv slap the name onto this brand new release alongside the Galaktika imprint. The title track 'Where Are You Earth' is stunning, made of up of luscious layers of atmospheric texture pulsating amidst subtly reverberated chord structures and blissfully smooth drum processing. We step up a gear with 'How To Be Drawn' as more aggressive subs and acidic melodies combine over softened spacey pads above. We then have the super experimental breaksy space and metallic arpeggiation of 'Control The Night' before moving into some high profile remixes. Mark E send 'How To Be Drawn' to the chop shop with an imaginative semi industrial revamp, whilst Langenberg techs it up with some moogish design and apocalyptic soundscaping.
Where Are You? (Simon LeSaint remix) - (9:09) 124 BPM
Where Are You? (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:46) 121 BPM
Where Are You? (Jedsa Soundorom remix) - (6:09) 124 BPM
Where Are You? (Simon LeSaint dub remix) - (9:09) 124 BPM
Where Are You? (Pete Hebert dub remix) - (6:46) 121 BPM
Review: French house legend (via Belgium) Charles Schillings returns for Parisian imprint Follentz with "Where Are You" which features a bit of help on vocals by the amazing KuKu. This soulful tech house cut features some romantic guitar licks and sharp drums. There is also some very impressive remixes on offer as part of the package too. They're all good, but for our money we'd sure bet on Simon Le Saint's very Innervisions sounding deep Afro tech-house rendition, the always reliable nu disco freak Pete Herbert (Reverso 68) with his funky and feel good version. Lasltly, Jesda Soundorom (yes, that is the brother of Dyed from Apollonia!) with his deep and slinky tech house mix optimised for late night sleaze for Paris' most discerning dancefloors.