Sonar Kollektiv continues to be a stimulating label for new sounds and a wide variety of musical approaches, and compilations like this go to show just how versatile they are. Sonar Kollekting 2 has a nice level of exclusives, like Pitto’s moody ‘Being’ and Jad & The Ladyboy’s ‘Underwater’, which leaves its catchy hook embedded in your brain. There are remixes too, such as the glitchy Nikitch rework of Comixxx’ ‘Can U Feel?’, or the excellent Betelgeize take on Tim Aminov’s ‘One Lone Survivor’, with Pete Josef on typically beguiling vocal duties. Further exclusives from Comixxx, The Mixtapers and Glow In The Dark complete a collection of few musical rules, touching by turns on soul, jazz, funk, house and well written singer-songwriter material. If you want to broaden your horizons and get to know something new in any of these areas, go and ‘Kollekt’!

Ben Hogwood
4 out of 5