Review: Heartbeat Revolutions, the Buenos Aires-based label headed up by Julian Sanza of Silver City/Spirals fame, serve up another of their occasional re-edit EPs. First to get the treatment is Gilberto Gil's 'Toda Mehina Bahiana' from 1979, followed by Eddy Grant's 'Electric Avenue' from 1982. The source for Chuckie Stronger's 'Doing It' is unidentified but clearly hails from the 80s boogie era, while 'Two Sisters' draws on Roy Ayers' 'Kwajilori' (a late 70s recording released in 2005) and finally William DeVaughan's 'Be Thankful For What You Got' (1974) gets speeded up and injected with a lil' Latin flava on 'Just Be'.
Review: Following on from Chuckie's huge "Let The Bass Kick", the Dutch electro supremo joins forces with fellow countryman Gregor Salto on this equally massive ode to Las Vegas debauchery. Using a defiantly Euro-friendly lead as a bridge to the bleeped-out chorus, the pair construct a hot and heavy electro winner that you can bet the house on.
Review: Loco Dice's label has always been supportive of underground artists and the release of The Watcher is no exception. The work of the mysterious Chuckie, the title track was supposedly recorded back in 2009 and appears to have been signed by Desolat back in 2015. This makes it even more impressive, as it sees Chuckie conjure up a rolling, hypnotic dance floor track that touches on the rolling dynamism of techno, the steely precision of minimalism and electro house at its bass-heavy grittiest. "Watcher" swings and grooves its way through a series of filtered break downs - no wonder then that it has been a secret DJ weapon for Loco Dice.