Review: The 'Katakana Edits' series dives headlong into its second century with a five-tracker from label stalwart DJ Laurel, and the Belarussian re-edit don has dug nice and deep this time out. 'You Are My Everything' is based on The Real Thing's 'You To Me Are Everything' (1976) and 'Everybody Needs Somebody' and Ann Margret's 'Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes' (1983) gets reworked as 'Everybody Needs Somebody'; the source material for the rest has our disco detectives beat (despite the nagging familiarity of that main riff on 'Take Me'), but that surely just makes these tracks even more effective as DJ weapons!
Review: Sei A aka Andy Graham follows 2016's Space in your Mind long player with this expansive project. Once again, he has chosen Aus as the outlet for his work, with Will Saul's label providing him with the platform to deliver his distinctive take on dance music. Underpinned by dream-like textures, Kinetic Action unravels at an unhurried pace; there's the layered ambience of "Random Rules"; the muggy, seductive break-beat led "Halo" and "High", a dubbed out house groove. Graham's production throughout the album is flawless, which allows him to move effortlessly between languid pieces like "Foundation" and more urgent, break beat tracks like "Forget Now".