Andrea Calella Presents Giardini Miri - "Quanta Genti Porti" (feat Lady Fly - Kari's Midnight Sun remix) - (7:55) 118 BPM
Review: Label Worx sub label present the very best of house music emerging from the fertile Croatian scene - the eighth edition no less. The influence of UK tech house, stateside funky house and the modern sound of progressive house all make their mark on this terrific compilation showcasing the nation's youngblood. Highlights came courtesy of: DJ Kingdom on "Time To Get Down" (Jay Williams remix), Bruno Costa's terrific "Mineral" (original mix), the raw energy of Nytxpress Musiq's "Just Once" (original mix) and James Meid on "Sometime" (original mix).
Review: Half the fun of each new Ibiza season is the accompanying DJ mix albums that ensue. Here it's the turn of Z Records' legend, Joey Negro, who compiles and selects Z Records Presents Ibiza 2017. With Joey Negro you know you will always get an expert blend of house and disco, new and old. Here we see exclusives rub shoulders with first time digital virgins. Highlights include Dr Packer's thumping edit of "Change Position (88)" by Brooklyn Express, the hazy bass twangs of "Phantom" by A Band Called Flash and the warm electro of "It's More Fun To Compute" by Negro himself.
Review: It sounds like Ibiza 2013 will be remembered as the year that the piano returned. At least that's the sense one gets from listening to the latest Toolroom compilation. From C2's edit of new school house act Bicep's "Vision of Love" to the trance meets old school techno of Kaiserdisco's "Night & Day", the plaintive ivory keys loom large. Of course there are exceptions, like Breach's stripped back, abrasive remix of Jamie Jones' "Tonight In Tokyo", but when even the darker tracks, like Ejeca's "Witchdokta" sampling, break beat house monster "Rosario", drops into an evocative piano break down, you know that it's the dominant sound of the season.