Review: Dewalta and Mike Shannon's collaborations stretch all the way back to 2011 with releases on Shannon's Cynosure. Now they debut on Visionquest with their distinctive brand of stripped back house. The title track starts the EP with an off-centre groove, hiccuping vocals and reverberating percussion. Meanwhile, "Courtside" sees the pair opt for a somewhat straighter but equally effective track, as eerie, filtered builds unravel over steely percussion and crisp drums. A similar approach is audible on "Playing Field", with the pair dropping mournful synths loops over an understated but robust groove. Rounding off this fine release is the deeper, pulsating "18.104.22.168", which sounds a bit like Pepe Braddock doing minimal.
Review: Scotsman Andy Duguid returns home and to his very best for the latest on Magik Muzik. For those who fell in love with 'Miracle Moments' and 'Don't Belong', this will hook you instantly. A pacier groove and electro bass-line provide a solid tech-prog backbone, while upcoming songstress Shannan Hurley ('Lost In Space' fame with Julian Vincent) delivers a soft and hypnotic vocal which becomes the heart in which Andy's guitar plucks pump even more emotion and energy too. Both EC Twins and Dexlafunk turn in solid remixes leaning more on the electro edge, but for us it's all about the stunning Original.