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Various – Hot Mix 5 – (Midnight Riot)

Thursday, 10 December 2015 Compilations
And so the House Music story continues, develops and thankfully becomes more nuanced with the arrival of another piece of the 1980’s Chicago jigsaw. Like any city it has its own story to tell with many interweaving parts existing beyond the clique, which if you look reveals the weird and wonderful in all its glory. Yam Who’s Midnight Riot supply an insight into the Hot Mix 5 episode via this nineteen track compilation of mainly new reworks. It’s always good to hear fresh interpretations of timel...
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Linda Lamb and the Gipsy Family – Ground – (Police Records)

Thursday, 10 December 2015 House
The Police imprint always manages to throw something altogether addictive up into the air for you to grab hold of. And once again Linda Lamb’s ice-cool vocal comes packed full of attitude to fully charge the accompanying PunkRocked Edit, we’re talking glorious fuzzy guitars and rocky drumming too! However, perhaps more relevant to this magazine is the David Carretta and Workerpoor remix which fuses hot electronics together with caustic sounds which challenge the commanding vocal line further sti...
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Dan Ghenacia & Chris Carrier - Sweet Heart EP – (Apollonia Music)

Thursday, 10 December 2015 House
Dan Ghenacia & Chris Carrier’s jittery funk sits so easily upon Apollonia that you want it to push firmly at the edges to start making make sense. ‘Schatzi’ follows up on your expectation with a shuffling drum groove that soon gets agitated by all sorts of sounds and effects but which crucially keeps you locked into its way of thinking. ‘Habibi’ then fuels the fire with funkier breaks coursing several minutes of tense soundscapes, leaving the chiming tones of the rolling ‘Cherie’ to end on a...
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Luca Guerrieri - 'Destino' - (Double Vision Studio Records)

Friday, 04 December 2015 House
After a phenomenal year, largely due to the success of his D:Vision release 'Harmony' (BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart No.1), Italy's Luca Guerreri is back once again to seduce our dance floors with his special blend of dramatic string symphonies weaved with contemporary House flavours. 'Destino', set for release on Luca's own label Double Vision Studio Records, comes with dramatic classical style strings and is backed by a monstrous bass hook that growls over sublime Techy beats. Also on the package is...
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Vanni & Fav - 'Do Do Do' - (Favouritizm)

Friday, 04 December 2015 House
After the buzz of their underground smash 'Are You Dancing?' in Spring and a long hot Summer messing about in the Med, Vanni & Fav are back on their production perches, working on a series of tasty cuts for the new season. 'Do Do Do' is a melodic Tech House groove where dark and eery synth stabs meet delicate, pretty melodies. It's weaved together by a hypnotic Techno loop that bleeps it's way through the track before giving way to Fav's vocal which is complimented by a powerful piano hook -...
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L’amour Disco Ft. Andrea Love - 'No Regrets' (Remixes) - (La Danse Music)

Friday, 04 December 2015 House
Originally released in Spring to great acclaim, with it's heartbeat firmly planted in NY Disco, 'No Regrets' from L'amour Disco and Chicago Diva Andrea Love now gets a full glittering make-over for a brand new release in time for the party season on La Danse Music! The remixes encapsulate the essence of Andrea's vocal prowess crossing into House and Nu Disco genres. BKT's Latin Excursion mix brings his signature Soulful vibe with a scintillating dance floor groover. The Tekky Vibez remixes go st...
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Joyce Muniz - 'Tilt Forward EP' - (20/20 Vision)

Friday, 04 December 2015 House
Joyce Muniz unleashes yet another stunning EP full of underground flavours on 20/20 Vision. 'Tilt Forward' is a 4 tracker EP that happily cruises between cutting edge Tech, deep percussive grooves and innovative cut up vocal treatments. The title track comes ripe with bubbling techno soundscapes, catchy rhythmic vocals that groove along the deep beats. 'On You' comes with a percussive Deep House groove underpinned by a a fat bass wobble and big room chord stabs. 'Day Hazed' shimmies down the min...
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Eugene Glasgow - 'Someday EP' - (MustHaveSoul)

Friday, 04 December 2015 House
One of UAE's best loved club brands, 'MustHaveSoul', are set to re-launch with their own record label this Winter, kicking off the party with Eugene Glasgow's ace two tracker'Someday EP'. 'Someday' is a cool and sophisticated old school flavoured slab of House Music laced with jacking beats and cool vocal loops that dance around an infectious hook backed with a deep bass rumble. 'I'll Do Anything' comes with a classy deep vibe touched with jazzy undercurrents as it's Leftfield keys trip though a...
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Various Artists - ‘DJ Sneak presents: Magnetic Cuts V4' - (Magnetic Recordings)

Friday, 04 December 2015 Compilations
Esteemed underground House label Magnetic Recordings reveal the fourth instalment of their acclaimed 'Magnetic Cuts' compilation series. Jam packed with illustrious four-to-tha-floor treats, there's Jackin Chi-Town grooves, disco peppered swirling House jams and underground Tech on offer! ‘Magnetic Cuts V4' features 4 meaty servings of raw House from the boss, DJ Sneak, including 'All Jazzed Out'; Fries & Bridges 2009 remix of 'Funky Rhythm'; the giant self defining filtered groove that is '...
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Groove Odyssey presents 'House Legends Vol 1 - The Basement Boys' - (Groove Oddyssey Records)

Friday, 04 December 2015 Compilations
UK Soulful music pioneers, Groove Odyssey, get set to unleash their brand new 'House Legends' compilation series. And taking the controls are 2 true legends from the House fraternity, with no less than 30 years of production and experience behind them, Baltimore's The Basement Boys. Teddy Douglas & DJ Spen have together and individually created some of Soulful Houses prominent classics. Many feature on this beautifully crafted album that journeys through their giant musical achievements and ...
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Various Artists - Pop Ambient 2016 - (Kompakt)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Compilations
Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series is a regular fixture in the calendar, a reliable source of electronically sourced relaxation tracks since it started all the way back in 2001. As with previous incarnations the approach is one finding total bliss but not without a bit of exploration and experimentation on the way. The warm wash of sound that is Stephan Mathieu’s ‘April im Oktober’ drifts overhead beautifully, as does Anton Kubikov’s ‘April’, with a very lazy riff that can be picked out from the float...
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Various Artists - Artifact - The Dawn Of Creation Records 1983-85 - (Cherry Red)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Compilations
“Who needs parallels? We've got all the cynicism we need!” So says Everett True on The Legend!’s ‘Melt The Guns’, one of the earliest recordings put into this handsome and brilliantly packaged document charting the early days of Creation Records. For anyone interested in where music was just after the height of punk, this is an engaging listen, especially when you know what Creation was to go on and become with the likes of Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Their ‘...
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Various Artists - Sven Vath In The Mix - The Sound Of The 16th Season - (Cocoon)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Compilations
Sven Vath’s annual Ibiza celebration returns to brighten up the darkest nights, and does so with another pair of mixes to document the 16th season. The first mix goes deep to start with, some lovely mellow stuff from DJ Koze and Metaboman gradually gathering pace to the robust house of Mattheis’ ‘Prism 2’ and the starry-eyed ‘Drifting’ from Jacek Sienkiewicz. CD2 goes straight for the no-nonsense techno, and it’s here that Deetron’s ‘The Believer’, Floorplan’s vivid ‘Ritual’ and Gary Beck’s reas...
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Johannes Heil - The Black Light - (Exile)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
This is a concept techno album. But don’t run for the hills just yet, as Johannes Heil’s concept is relatively easy to make sense of! It’s all about the forces of light and dark (hence the title) and it explores these themes through music that is both minimal and effective, generating a lot of energy but still making itself suitable for home listening at night. The album is set out in ten ‘Scenes’, Heil deliberately evading the use of descriptive titles, possibly inviting the listener themselves...
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Leo Abrahams - Daylight - (Lo Recordings)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
Leo Abrahams has an enviable contact book. He has worked closely with Brian Eno, playing a big part in his ‘Small Craft On A Milk Sea’ album of 2010, but that is just the tip of the iceberg, for he has credits with Frightened Rabbit, Wild Beasts, David Holmes and Paolo Nutini, which gives you an idea of his reach. ‘Daylight’ reflects that musical openness, though there are very strong hints of Eno throughout – never a bad thing, of course! They make themselves known in ‘Halo Effect’, which has a...
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Bibio - FI - (Warp)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
While we wait for a new album from Bibio, due early next year, it is a pleasure to explore the reissue of his first album ‘Fi’, where the foundations for his current work are laid. What is immediately obvious is the almost complete lack of percussion, which gives us a chance to enjoy Bibio’s ear for colour and texture, which works by channelling the spirit of British folk pop greats such as Nick Drake and Fairport Convention without ever making explicit reference to their work. There are some lo...
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The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young Remixed - (Southern Fried Records)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
Remix albums are a rarer breed these days, but this enjoyable and varied collection of 2 Bears rerubs shows there is plenty of life in the old dog yet. The concept works because they present ‘The Night Is Young’ in the same order as the album, only with a wide variety of studio talent behind the remixes. That means we get to enjoy everything from the busy Fracture’s Astrophonica dub of ‘Money Man’, featuring Stylo G, to the piano-led house of Emmanuel Satie’s take on ‘Get Out’, and the classy co...
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Cubenx - Banquet - (Infiné)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
On the evidence of ‘Banquet’, Cubenx is enjoying an exploration of new sounds, breaking free of the techno mould he was previously in without totally leaving it behind. There are some inventive beats and vocals here, nicely structured in the context of an album to give contrasting moods and pictures. The title track crackles with atmospherics, Pris Wayland’s contribution elevating it to a powerfully dark piece of music, while ‘Ryo’ has an endearing offbeat warmth. ‘Drizzling Lemon Pearls’ is a l...
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Mano Le Tough - Trails - (Permanent Vacation)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
Mano Le Tough’s second album finds him negotiating a number of different styles, in a way that brings together a coherent and cosmopolitan album to reflect the variety of music he plays as a DJ. Knowing how to blend light and shade is a critical part of his success, with vocal tracks like ‘Empty Early Years And The Seed’ complemented by the Balearic haze of ‘Sometimes Lost’, a lovely and rather sultry piece of work. He also has the confidence to make more of his vocals, with a quite ominous and ...
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Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants (Deluxe Edition) - (Universal Music Catalogue)

Thursday, 03 December 2015 Albums
Without question, ‘Second Toughest In The Infants’ is one of the great electronic albums of the 1990s, establishing Underworld as one of the premier league bands in dance music. Aided by the placement of ‘Born Slippy’ in the Trainspotting film, it was brash and party-fuelled on one hand, but capable of some much softer subtleties on the other. Its appeal has continued to last, and listening back to the album it sounds every bit as vital and exciting as it did first time around. Underworld fans w...
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