Review: "Back & Forth" is the collaboration between Chi-town legend DJ Sneak and Miami booty-bass hero Jesse Perez. It is a dope hip-hop jam that features vocals from KE and reminiscent of the '90s with its broken drum beat and spoken word lyrics. Sneak himself says that he wanted to create 'a street smart dance floor track with powerful latino sounds and all the right ingredients for a club banger'. Young Brazilian talent DJ Lukke is first to remix it, co-produced alongside Blakkat aka Mark Bell goes for a bass-heavy reggaeton influenced bounce while the legendary Ricardo Villalobos goes deep into the afterhours with his hypnotic minimalist rendition that is as idiosyncratic as ever,
Fall's Away (Just Be instrumental remix) - (7:14) 124 BPM
Review: In something of a surprising move, Sergio 'Delete' Munoz's Fur Coat project returns to Crosstown Rebels with a former member of UK girl group All Saints in tow. Mel Blatt makes all the right moves for a sterling house vocal, keeping the soul piled on thick, while Fur Coat's production makes for a dextrous ride through intricate, textured deep house peppered with found sounds, dusty vinyl rips and an addictive rubbery bassline. DJ Sneak is backing things up with a classically bumping remix that leans on his usual funk licks and splashy hats for the heat of the night, while Just Be head into a more psychedelic territory peppered with colourful synths, but anchored by a humming pad that sits underneath the charming sonic decoration.
Review: Northern garage-turned-UK-funky 90s veterans Andy Jay & Stee team with reggae MC Rubi Dan to deliver this new anthem, which has been signed by alcohol giants Malibu. The title track is a body-movin', tropical beat-led, banger. DJ Q's "Back To 99" mix does what it says on the tin evoking the spirit of old skool UK garage for maximum joy. Fonti & Buskin bring out some serious bass and trumpets on their re-rub, it's all xylophone on Roll Out's mix and things get deep and jackin' on Dumplin's re-work.