Review: On Territory, Sidney delivers a hard-hitting take on DJ tool house. The title track is reminiscent of 90s tribal with dense drums leading into a filtered breakdown. The key difference however is the male vocal narrative that sounds like a booze-bloated comedian performing on the blue rinse circuit. On the other hand "Karma" is rolling and looser, with firing percussion underpinning a repetitive vocal chant, while "Sandbox Love" is all about the bassline, as a massive sub provides the basis for neat infectious disco filters and rich, sensuous strings. Sidney returns to his love of dense drums on "Big Bada Boom", to which he applies a rolling rhythm.
Review: If Ibiza-ian tech house was a genre then Kling Klong's "Ibiza Not Ibiza" would be its defining soundtrack. Martin Eyerer has compiled no less than 29 tracks commissioned from his label Kling Klong, which also includes a continuous DJ mix by Rainer Weichhold. Weichhold's other contribution comes via a Steve Mac remix to his and Boundzound's "Jerk Chicken". Dutch Messrs Bart Skills and Anton Pieete supply remixes for Nicole Moudaber and Tony Dee, while Martin Eyerer's own work receives two classic remakes from Bushwacka and Steve Lawler, as does Tim Xavier courtesy of Fabrizio Maurizi and Joel Mull. Other names to be assigned remix duties include Alli Borem, Daniel Stefanik, Douglas Greed and Sante. The compilation also commissions tracks from up and coming names such as DJ Simi with "Big Rip", Jaceo's sketchy "Baby Bottle" and Solo with a funky Plant 74 remix to "Cringe" by Tripmastaz.