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Faul & Wad Ad VS PNAU - Changes - (Relentless)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 House
Faul &  Wad Ad vs PNAU’s Youtube and DMC World Online hype track now surfaces with remixers revisioning it from every angle possible.   In its original skin, ‘Changes’ is a piano soaked, children’s choir voiced, saxophone-powered, punter harpoon.  It has always been a solid dancefloor bet but now with remixes from Bontan, Marlon Hoffstadt and HRRSN, Robin Schulz, Tocadisco, and Stefan Dabruck, the deep / peak time house glitterati set to work on its underground metamorp...
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Calvin Harris - Summer - (Columbia Records)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 House
Calvin Harris, the UK’s favourite number one hit machine, returns with ‘Summer’ another storming pop dance track that is destined to go exactly the same way (unless Kiezla’s ‘Hideaway’ gives him a run for his millions). It’s hooky, fizzy, pumping, filtered, singalongatothemax, finishes leaving you wanting more and will grace every A-list radio playlist globally bar none. It’s that good. 5/5 Reviewed By Paulette...
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Iggy Azalea - Fancy FT CHARLI XCX - (Virgin EMI)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 House
Who dat Who Dat ? I_G_G_Y … You’ll hear this booming from luxury cars in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo and everywhere in between since ‘Fancy’ is a depth charged, spaced out electro jam. ‘Classic, expensive, you don’t get to touch’ trills Azalea just to make sure you know that she’s a bad assed b*tch who likes high living and that you can’t afford her. Taken from her debut album ‘The New Classic’ – Iggy does battle à la pop bling  kerching, laying waste to lesser bisssshes with a lash...
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Mason Feat Lizzie Massey - Someone I’m Not - (Great Stuff)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 House
Tough beats, stabbing synth pads, an introspective folk-tinged vocal and plucked guitar melody blend together to give Mason’s unusual progressive houser a keen radio edge. Kolombo pushes it all through the digital grinder for a robot voiced, anti-gravity booted, electro session. Grum delivers a hi nrg electro disco workout that channels the spirits of Giorgio Moroder, Goldfrapp and Cerrone. Haunting and catchy, Ante Perry loops and filters the vocals stirring them well into the plucky, spirited ...
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Jackbeats - Beatbox - (OWSLA)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 House
 Jackbeats’ beatboxed hip-houser seduces from the first unst to the last with squeaks, squelches, acid bleeps and spoken vocal prompts that take your coat, prep you for battle and push you out onto the dancefloor to throw a few shapes. Once you get into the unts unts, un un unts zone you’re set for contorting yourself to the sort of  p-funk soaked synth-electro jam that keeps lino factories in business to this day. Don your shiny tracksuit then pop, lock and snake to this. 3.5/5 Rev...
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Adrian Barron - Flashback - (No Brainer Music)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 House
Is it a ‘Flashback … dream’ that Calvin Harris’s lyrics have been timestretched and refreshed for the 2014 shufflers ? I think not. Kenny Keys straddles tech and bouncy old skool house offering bass and beauty by the bucket load. The Rytter  & Index mix is corpulent, flatulent & parping yet bright with a high chance of coolness. Zuper.  As for the bonus tracks, ‘Turn It Out’ and ‘I Don't Mind’ are skippy and rocking, the latter dissecting the lyrics of 'Ain't Too Proud To ...
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Rank 1 & Dennis Sheperd - Freudenrausch - (High Contrast)

Monday, 17 March 2014 Tech / Electro
The collaboration between legends Dennis Sheperd & Rank 1 has been circling the rumour mills since Late 2012 so when Sheperd tweeted that they were both back in the studio again earlier this year, it fuelled massive excitement about them finally getting together for the first time. The result of that collaboration was definitely worth waiting for as they’ve put together an absolute corker. ‘Freudenrausch’ crackles with fast paced tech stabs, trance sub undertones and smooth piano cuts befor...
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Mr Oizo - Wrong Cops (Best Of) - (Ed Banger / Because)

Friday, 14 March 2014 Albums
It has always been abundantly clear that Mr Oizo is in this game for the music. Many lesser artists would be flogging a tune like ‘Flat Beat’ to death, but an awful lot – much of it good – has happened to him since then. ‘Wrong Cops’ brings out the best in him – his sense of humour, short attention span and knack for a good riff all present and correct. A lot of the music is typically off the wall, funky and irreverent. ‘Cut Dick’ has one of those riffs that never stops, but in ‘Flip Bat’ you ca...
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Lo-Fang - Blue Film - 4AD

Friday, 14 March 2014 Albums
There are a lot of single-act, one-man electronic operations around at the moment. So how does Lo-Fang (aka Matthew Hemerlein) make himself different? Well he’s classically trained and able to play a lot of different instruments, so along with his soulful voice – a big factor in the appeal of this album – we get unexpected instrumental contributions like the plucking of a violin. In terms of the song content, ‘Boris’ is endearing and suggestive, while ‘When We’re Fire’ crackles with atmosphere. ...
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Katy B - Little Red - Columbia

Friday, 14 March 2014 Albums
Katy B’s second album confirms the talent revealed in the making of her first album ‘On A Mission’ wasn’t a passing phenomenon. Put simply, she can’t help writing great pop songs – but manages to build on that by making them sound like they’ve been written by someone who goes clubbing a lot, which essentially she still does. So these are three minute pictures of nights out with friends, relationships that form but then become strangely vulnerable, and the feelings that go with dancing at the end...
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AFMB - A Forest Mighty Black - Drumpoet Community

Friday, 14 March 2014 Albums
It is a lifetime since Bernd Kunz’s last long playing release, ‘Mellowdramatic’, which was in 1997. That was a lot slower than the music he makes now, which takes elements of hip hop but crafts some deliciously dark, often deep house as the end result. ‘Suite For B-Boy’ is one of the best tracks to fuse the two elements, but ‘And You Know’, featuring Geraldine Roth, is a complete winner, the loop from the singer stretching from the poolside to the middle of the dancefloor. It’s clear a lot of ti...
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Christian Prommer - Übermood - Compost Black

Friday, 14 March 2014 Albums
This is Christian Prommer’s first solo album, breaking out from the Trüby Trio and Drumlesson projects that he has been with so effectively. A taste for jazz music has followed him, and so has a talent for making house music that doesn’t necessarily work in units of four beats, which is always a plus. Because of that his particular brand of house music is interesting, with some of the shapes shifting unusually, but with things that everyone will recognise from classic house too. Highlights inclu...
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Chasing Kurt - From The Inside (Remixes) - (DFTD)

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
DFTD release Chasing Kurt’s ‘From The Inside’ together with four must play remixes or rather four fail safe go-to’s for any self respecting deep / soulful house dj. The Original is a big, marshmallow cuddle for the lovesick, lovelorn and broken hearted. The Henrik Scwarz mix takes care of the underground with an ascending / descending trombone sounding synth hook that drives the track into your psyche like a gigantic medical staplegun. Add some heartstring-tugging violins and emotive ivory tickl...
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Jade Blue & Frequency - Lately - (Black Butter Records)

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
Fresh out of the packet for 2014 comes Jade Blue & Frequency - newcomers to the Black Butter roster. There are no genre boxes that it will comfortably sit in since it nonchalantly mashes jacking and vocal house, garage, grime, super helium time stretched vocals a bit of peak time progressive yet works beautifully. The instrumental works the swells, foaming white noise breakdowns and reversed rolls much harder and is just as delicious. It’s a monster and you’ll hear it a lot – no question. ‘M...
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Man Without A Clue - When I Play This Record - (DFTD)

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
Picture the scene: young, pony-tailed, white vest and short wearing shuffler goes up to dj ‘Hey – mate, have you got that one that goes … ‘I really don’t like it - when you interrupt me - when I play this record’? * dj gives punter a withering look and replies sarcastically * ‘Yes, I’m playing it now, now take the hint and p*ss off’. Love it or hate it (and if you haven’t been hearing it non stop already why not?) you are going to hear this record a lot over the next year. Marrying a tweaking, r...
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Kidnap Kid - Stronger / Like You Used To - (Black Butter Records)

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
‘Stronger’ isn’t your run of the mill house track. Its indie roots reach through the surface, then bury deep via the bassline for a funk-infused journey to the core of your being. A ghostly female vocal drifts in and out, entwining itself around the beat like a cardiomyocyte until it plants itself inside your head, pounding and pulsing in time with your heartbeat. ‘Like You Used To’ is the less challenging but no less gratifying listen. It’s a straight up, love lost ballad that marries a sweet v...
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Amine Edge & Dance - Porn Bass EP - (CUFF)

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
‘The Porn Bass Ep’ (only the second issue on Amine Edge’s Cuff Recordings label) flies at you like a titanium-gloved bitchslap. Here you get four tracks of increasing strength and power for your money. ‘Came Around’ is a lights off, heads down, dance like no-one’s watching cut that uses Justin Timberlake’s ‘What Goes Around’ to excellent effect. ‘Put It On Your Ass’ ups the tempo for a romp through thumping hip house territory. ‘The Nine-The Oh-The Motherfucking Nine’ is a seismic, aural treat t...
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Bontan - Move On Out - Toolroom Records

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
Following on from his chart success with his remix of Pleasurekraft’s ‘I Got A Feeling’, Bontan makes his debut on Toolroom Records with ‘Move On Out’ an Adeva ad lib sampling, bumping garage groove. It’s bouncier than Pamela Anderson’s boobs and has a similar mass appeal. 3 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette...
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Hotmouth - Juxtapose - Mau5trap

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
What do you get when you mix a tinkling blues piano roll with House of Daft Punk ‘Derezzed’ sounding synths? Juxtapose that’s what. It’s like having a sugar rush when you’re on ecstasy. 3 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette...
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Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City - Bad Girl - (KMS)

Friday, 14 March 2014 House
If Inner City, The Reese Project, Reese and Santonio or anything released on the KMS roster figure anywhere in your record collection then the resurrection of Inner City should make you clap your hands with glee. In the original mix, Kevin Saunderson lays down homage to the #1 diva Donna Summer and all things disco with this sweet house vocal track ‘Bad Girl’. It’s almost like old times as Paris Gray tears up the vocal leaving the pianos to do the rest. This is funky house sounding as fresh as e...
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