Review: Hailing from Wales, but Bristol-based and with his heart even further afield, Sean McCabe is a strong UK presence on the international soulful house circuit thanks to album, It's Time. "Everything's Alright" was on that LP and it now gets a variety of remix treatments; Art Of Tones opts for breezy, melodic production, complete with New York organ riffs and hints of gospel. Elsewhere McCabe delivers his own dub version which is much more clubbier and boasts a slight speed garage edge. Also included is the ponderous "Love For Life" which is presented in two deeper forms by John Morales.
Review: With the 2016 Ibiza summer season in full swing, Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee has gathered together a bumper collection of label tracks that are currently doing the business on the White Isle. There are few surprises amongst the 28 selections - think swinging piano-house, soulful grooves, sun-kissed broken beat, contemporary disco reworks and synth-heavy boogie-house - but the quality threshold remains remarkably high throughout. Highlights include Lee's glistening 2016 re-rub of his vintage Doug Willis anthem "Spread Love", a deliciously loose and synth-laden Fouk rework of The Sunburst Band, the bad-ass boogie business of Spirit Catcher's "Rendez-Vous", and a killer 1995 rework of Fonda Rae's "Over Like A Fat Rat" from U.S house legend Victor Simonelli.