Review: Dutch producer Funkerman not only runs the Flamingo label with Fedde Le Grand, but has also had a string of huge hits like their collaborative "Wheels In Motion" or "Speed Me" from 2006. E3's mix gives the latter a sped-up and rather radical re-rub, adapting the classic Korg M1 organ part from Robin S's "Show Me Love" into a huge Dutch house stomper that dices up section of the original's vocals like a DJ cutting in between tracks live. It works well, updating a big tune for modern dancefloors and maintaining momentum throughout.
Review: Glasgow Underground's contribution to the 2020 Miami sampler mountain may well induce feelings of deja vu: not only does it include multiple tracks from label boss Kevin McKay recent much-vaunted 'No Samples...' covers album, but much of the rest is in a similar vein, with McKay and a selection of musical buddies reworking a load more house classics to bring them in line with 21st Century production values. To our ears, though, it's the fresh cuts here that are the more interesting, and happily there are plenty of those on offer, too, coming from the likes of Vanilla Ace, Mirko & Maex, Reblok, Adapter, Sam Dexter and Elliot Fitch.
DJ Funkadelic & Beauriche - "Subway" (feat Taleen - radio edit) - (3:33) 128 BPM
Review: An ace collection from Black Hole Holland which showcases some of the hottest funky electro-tech out there in the world right now. Recent releases like 2Special's "Balalaika" and Garrett & Ojelay's disco-stomper "My Salsoul Symphony" (no prizes for guessing the sample source) are certified bangers, while Jordy Lishious' enormous electro beast "Lump" deserves special praise for having one of the biggest drops heard in a long time. With beauties from Jesse Voorn, Glenn Morrison, Rio Vegas and Virtual Vault also included - as well as The Rivera Project's enormous version of "Young Folks" - this is one collection to definitely sink your teeth into.