Various Artists – All Gone Future Sounds Mixed By Pete Tong & Reboot – Ith / Defected

Pete Tong delivers possibly one of his best ever mixes here, a really substantial set that builds confidently from the cool depths of Frank B’s ‘Chain of Fools’. Early highs come courtesy of Fauvrelle’s winsome ‘Make It Better’ and a captivating remix of Alt-J’s ‘Something Good’ from Tong & Rogers, while the strong finish is down to Loopsize’s ‘Kontrol Punkt’ and Tong’s own ‘Dawn’. Perhaps not surprisingly the mood darkens a bit for Reboot’s set, but it’s a cracking listen once again, with some really full bodied bass and beats on show for James Talk’s ‘Amy’s Groove’ in particular. With not a dud on show in nearly 30 tracks this can be confidently recommended as a choice house collection to carry our dancing feet into 2013. A bit dark at times, for sure, but that only adds to the appeal.

5 out of 5

Reviewed By Ben Hogwood