Dons of all things rave-edged and breakbeat-fuelled at faster tempos, Top Drawer Digital, bring us a typically boisterous 145bpm killa featuring jackhammer bass, sirens and Prodigy-esque keys, plus a stirring "big shout to all the massive" vocal.
Well-dressed Parisian duo Get A Room! surface again on Yuksek’s Partyfine label with this EP of pop, electro and disco tracks. The music is catchy and has a cool ‘Italians Do It Better’ feel to it, especially in moments like ‘Leave This Town’ and its dub version, but head for a bonkers reworking from the prolific The Emperor Machine and a sleazy new-wave fix from the brilliant Remain.
French duo Monoblok&PSLKTR are back on Meant with an EP of darkwave/goth dance tracks accompanied by a bunch of mixes from the likes of Arnaud Rebotini, My Favorite Robot and Rework. Highlights come from Blackstrobe’s Arnaud Rebotini, who works a cool, noir-ish touch into ’Walking Disaster’ and a tense disco-dub from Canadian trio, My Favorite Robot. All round good effort with strong supporting remixes and solid original productions too.
Props here for pushing the breakbeat envelope, even if the results seem pretty far-out. Pyramid and Colombo give us an avant-garde blend of lilting grunge guitar and epic female vocals, as well as a superpowered piano and string-fuelled breakdown. The first drop plumps for a noisy barrage of bass over simple drum work, but the second suddenly pulls on its funky boots and starts dancing on the ceiling. Did the production duo — one from Spain, the other from London — take one half of the tune each?