Review: For this second set of remixes of tracks from their tenth anniversary album "Find Your Rhythm", 6th Borough Project have roped in some of their closest musical pals to provide sparkling new revisions. Predictably, all and sundry do a fine job. OOOFT! leads the way with a woozy, spacey and impeccably constructed "Deep Mix" of "Bad News", while Frederick delivers two tasty revisions of "Right Next Time", of which the driving, percussive and spaced out "Elegant Remix" is our pick. Elsewhere, Deep Space Orchestra's luscious rework of the same track is a loved-up, slow-building intergalactic treat, while the Haku Dub of "Release" is a bouncy and bounding workout rich in Red Zone style riffs and squelchy acid lines.
Review: Craig Smith and Graeme Clark have gathered together an impressive crew of producers to remix tracks from last year's 10th anniversary full-length, "Find Your Rhythm". Perhaps the most high profile of the lot, Alexander Lay-Far, provides the most stunning of the five included revisions, delivering a punchy, breakbeat-driven version of "Back Where It All Began" rich in fluttering synths, cut-up samples and subtle nods to disco and deep house. Also tickling our fancy is Afrobad's jaunty, polyrhythmic take on "Find Your Rhythm" and Deep Space Orchestra's sub-heavy, intergalactic revision of "One Way Out", which comes accompanied by lots of subtle nods towards bleep-era UK techno. To complete a brilliant package, both Matthias Schober and Jad Lee (as Jad & The) serve up wonderfully deep, floor-ready revisions.
King Of My Castle (Crazibiza remix) - (6:28) 126 BPM
Review: It's time to step inside the Strictly time machine once again. Our destination is the year 2000, and our consummate pilots on this historic journey are Hungarian house stars Crazibiza. They've taken Wamdue Project's turn-of-the-century chart-buster and given it a full-flavoured contemporary sheen with complete respect. Adding a juicy Paul Johnson-style bass shuffle to the enveloping groove, it's an out-and-out jacking house gem. Drop this and you'll be king of any dancefloor's castle.
Release Me Now (Riot Act electro remix) - (6:06) 128 BPM
Review: The second release on the Uplifting Rhythm label sees rave mainstay Flashback return with this new project and three, genre-hopping accompanying mixes. The breakbeat mix of "Release Me Now" is actually pretty fast and trancey stuff, complete with vintage drum samples and an addictive vocal arrangement, while the break-step mix slows proceedings down and switches between half-step on the choruses and full-pelt rhythms on the verses. The Riot Act electro mix however is the pick of the three - squeezing all the tricks in the book into a furious six minute bass-fest.
Review: Three years on from their last full-length excursion - the fine Borough 2 Borough on Delusions of Grandeur - Craig Smith and The Revenge return with their third 6th Borough Project album. Predictably, it's a fine set, with the duo tweaking their now familiar blueprint - think sample heavy, Balearic-minded deep house built around killer grooves and impeccable production - to guarantee a slightly more eclectic listening experience. So, while there are moments of locked-in dancefloor hypnotism - see "The Weight" and acid-gospel thump of "Tainted Dub" - they're accompanied by trips into wide-eyed, loved-up two-step territory (brilliant closer "Back Where It All Began"), seductive, synth-heavy dreaminess (Paul Joseph hook-up "Find Your Rhythm"), intoxicating downtempo chuggers ("Someday"), and much more besides.