Review: We are all well aware that trance is the form of EDM that allows for the most true musicality and classic routings, and Russian Alexander Popov leads the charge on this blessing. A man who could no doubt compose and conduct an orchestra, brings that epic depth of sound and melodic beauty to the dance floor, with the atmospheric 'Attractive Force' reflecting that perfectly. Making sure there is still plenty of power to keep the energy up he adds a subtle tech-trance edge, doing just enough to not interfere with the beauty. Stunning release once again from Popov.
Review: The busiest man in trance is back with the 5th Chapter in his acclaimed and always anticipated Universal Religion compilation. Considered by many (and rightly so) as the barometer on all that is hot, this edition is no different. Across the 18 unmixed full length tracks you'll find the likes of; Ashley Wallbridge, Markus Schulz, Alex MORPH and BT, alongside numerous heads up from promising talents like; Shogun, James Dymond and Proculture. Starting at just L7.49 it's an absolute steal... That's less than 99p per track!!
Review: An offshoot of UK label Riddim Fruit, Booty Fruit is an imprint dedicated to mash-ups, bootlegs and edits that drops Homemade Bullets as its first release this week. Mr. Mention melts the Stereo MCs' "Connected" with the accapella from "Classic", a prestigious posse cut from a couple of years ago featuring Nas, Kanye, Rakim and KRS-1, while Dedy Dread cooks up a fun mix of chirpy reggae and Wyclef Jean. Funk Ferret chooses to add some big beats to UB40's perennial classic "Red Red Wine", and to round things off, One Funky Soul gives Jeru Tha Damaja a Northern Soul twist on "So Called Bro's".