Review: Dubsided has been the usual home for Nadastrom's output, the shady tech house head who has been delivering the goods over the last five years, but Soul Side feels like his natural home, a perfect ground for the mesmerising sonics of a house tune such as "Jupiter", most likely spawning its sounds from the mythical Roland synth. "Chivas" is our choice on here, though, and its rigged percussion pattern takes us to a territory that we very much love at the moment, an improvisational space jam for the deeper moments in a set, and a groove that can be enjoyed both off and on piste.
Review: Los Angeles transplant from NYC DJ Sabo serves up a great long player courtesy of his own respected Sol Selectas imprint entitled Vibe Quest. Leap deep into the exotic across the album's dozen or so tracks. As he describes himself, the album is "a sonic landscape that crosses several musical borders with mixtures of tropical poly-rhythms, warm bass frequencies, rich percussion." Sounds good already right? Our favourites were the dark and woozy Afro house of "Coconut Mantras", the sexy dancefloor drama of tech house slow burner "Sure & Pure", "Fantastico" which is definitely the most high octane offering and we must certainly mention the two bass heavy explorations of latin exotica performed alongside Nadastrom & Melo such as "Hang On" and "Timbiqui Hasta DC".