Josh Wink reworks a characteristically ethereal and seductive number from Vince Watson to give it more of a functional dancefloor sheen, building over a smooth percussive groove for several minutes towards a mesmerising explosion of ambient melody; packing enough power to make the dancefloor collectively fall over. A secret weapon worth packing into your arsenal.
Who needs real sunshine when you have Tippa Irie in your life? This is a re-working of Tippa’s 1984 track ‘It’s Good To Have The Feeling’. Non-reefer-smoking garage legend Deekine brings us a happy go lucky, shiny, smiley slab of jungle. Not particularly one for the heads, it has an accessible vibe without being overwhelmingly cheesy.
Out on Christmas Day, this truly is messianic house music from Unknown to the Unknown's Hot Haus imprint. 'Vision' is so simple it's come full circle into genius territory — just a loop tough enough to crack walnuts in its thighs, a stabbing synth bass and a lady insisting that things will be alright. What else is there? 'Solstice', with its bassline of purest rubber, emulates such dazzling simplicity, before dropping a delectable rave pad just before it makes its excuses and packs up. 'Element' is a little more engineered, more sedate by comparison, perhaps, but nonetheless fabulous for it. So, so good.
Manc MC Burgundy Blood's debut album 'Suede Comet' has been leaking tracks for a while now and this is the latest joint — typically dusted insanity ("I'm like Orpheus/pop a tampax in every orifice") and production part Bollywood, part Pete Rock. The album also features cameos from Kool Keith, Sadat X, Meyhem Lauren, X-Ray, Konny Kon & Chalk. Check this and you'll want to check IT. Make sure you do both.