Usually begin my set with this one, great opening track to built up fast.
Killer new-wave/disco hybrid from Jonathan Kusuma, who reaches out from his base in Indonesia to Parisian label I’m A Cliché. Four tracks feverishly whip up energy with incessant bass arpeggios and strobing disco fx, resulting in a wild ride that falls somewhere between the sounds of It’s A Fine Line and In Flagranti. Brilliantly original material from a producer that deserves a lot of attention from now on.
Starting up the machine at Buzzin Fly HQ again, Ben Watt puts new creative endeavours on hold (a forthcoming memoir has been nominated for the coveted Samuel Johnson Prize) to focus on some new remixed versions of tracks from his recent album, ‘Hendra’. Enter production buddies Ewan Pearson and Charles Webster to rework the ‘Golden Ratio EP’, both finding killer results. Webster effortlessly words a signature deep house tone as Pearson does a fine job editing the jaunty new-wave album cut, ‘Nathaniel’.
Berlin house stable Exploited Records show here they're not immune to the kind of epic melodies that are infiltrating the genre at large, and Adana Twins get in on the progressive action with their remix here. The solid house groove perfectly meets an electro bassline, while the melodies are all hands-in-the-air. Epic, groovy and fun in equal measure.