1 ALEX CELLER – STOP THE GROOVE – CDRSlick production from this 18 year old new comer. One of the most interesting productions you’ll hear this year!2 MR G – SHELTER – PHOENIX GAnything coming out from this man is good. Shelter moves towards the old school feel with that familiar Mr G sound. Buy it!
3 CARASSI & MATT – LOW – KOLLATop production on this gem from Italy. Nicely moves a deep tribal groove with a low pitch subtle bass driving along.
4 ANTONIO LARA – NATIVE – MUEVery empty track yet very effective Ethnic feel. There’s some good stuff coming out of Spain recently and this is fine a example.
5 BEAR WHO – EL SALSERO – CAMOUFLAGEBear Who is without a doubt one of my favourite producers. Salsero have great sample vocals on a true Rumba play. Top marks!
6 HARDCELL – JETLINER – SKUNKWORKSMany techno producers throw Latin samples without understanding or knowing how to make Latin music. Jetliner is not the case; this is intelligent use of Latin beats.
7 RINO CERRONE – UNKNOWN – ELPVery enigmatic record from a double pack with not much info.Well made Latin Techno again. A must have for any groove player.8 TIM DADDY – NITE DADDY – MISSILE 56Extraordinary bootleg remake of Kathmandu’s classic “The Break”. This record has been sampled many times but this one stays true to the original.9 KARMANZ – SULFATE – ORGNice progressive tribal track with great dynamics and sound. Lots of energy and subtle synths to good effect.10 STEVE O’SULLIVAN – BREEZER DUB – MOZAICMozaic is constantly putting out the best techno for my taste. All releases have a great understanding of groove and this is no exception.
11 ILLUSION – OUTSTRETCHED – INTENSIVDriving Latin track with some Cuban percussive arrangement.Works the clave every 16 bars to devastating effect. Nice tool too!
DTPM ‘Sydney vs London’ Compilation mixed by Alan Thompson & Ariel is out now on DTPM Recordings