Review: Already proving to be a staple in sets from big name electro heads such as Herve, AVH, 2ManyDJs, Zinc and the Bloody Beetroots, "I Need" is a triumph from Aussie-born, London-dwelling duo The Loops Of Fury. Anyone who heard the enormous "Rack 'Em" from last year will get the gist straight away - slowly rising electro leads jiggle between huge drums and Sebastian-styled funk bass shots, while a sly and pitched-up Motown vocal sample ushers in a breakdown of astral pads and even a brief drop of the Amen break as well. It's got it all, and it's no surprise that so many heavyweight DJs are rinsing this one hard at the moment.
Review: When we look back at the past few years, it's impossible to pick out one tune from the Woodsman which is anything other than brilliant. from 'Advanced' and 'Monotone' to more recent 'Champagne Dream'. The latest High Contrast sleeve with his name across the top is due to a wicked new remix of last years 'Inside Me' from Tiesto favourite Bassjackers. Who sympathetically inject a little more attitude and grit than the Original, with the standout male vocal still intact.. This is big!!
Review: Synonymous with the anthemic sax of his huge, genre-defining electro smash "Destination Calabria", Italian producer Alex Gaudino works similar magic with "Chinatown" - a mighty proggy electro/trance hybrid that typically doesn't skimp on the fizzing beats and epic melodies.
Review: With a back catalogue bulging with formidable electro house bangers for labels like Spinnin' and Doorn, you'd expect this latest audio missive from Nick "Starkillers" Terranova to be equally as robust. You'd be correct. Now on serial hit-chasers Azuli, Terranova is in fine form on this vocal builder. After a moody, surprisingly deep start, "Shut It Down" soon morphs into a twisted electro banger. After a brief vocal breakdown to catch its breath, it then ratchets up another ten notches in pursuit of total dancefloor domination!
Review: Out on N-Type's Wheel & Deal imprint, London duo Soap Dodgers build on their recent support from Skream and Youngsta with these two new tracks. The huge, kuduro-rhythmed "Rachel Went South" is perfect for spinners who like to rise up into the 140bpm zone and proves a very solid worker with some scratchy bleeps and thick kicks keeping every second thrilling. On the flip, the equally sharp "Belly" dips low for a polyrhytmic half-step snare but keeps the adrenaline pumping thanks to plenty of itchy 808 hits and addictive acapella shots.