Tenacious party duo from Chicago, Shaun J. Wright & Alinka, debut their label with this tricky disco number. In tow, two mixes from Kim Ann Foxman and Stereogamous twist up the strobing, Tenaglia-inspired disco-fantasy of the original into their respective proto-house variations; both of these warped, system-testing mixes are strewn with the right amount of dazzling disco effects. ‘Journey into the Deep’ turns out to be a promising start and gets a full recommendation.
Having distanced themselves from that frequently (over)used and much abused chill-out tag, for which they became so well-known, Messrs Binns and Hardaker return once again for another lesson in perfectly pitched electronic pop. Taking in vocal-led, arpeggiated synth house, pitched down kosmiche and super smooth, late night 4/4 pop, it’s all about that sharp, smooth production style and their meticulous attention to detail.
Some tracks build into anthems over time through repetition. Others hit you with an instant feeling on the first play. Frontliner's latest production is very much the latter. Everything about this track is cutting-edge hardstyle, but whether it’s the vintage style vocal or epic melody, something hits you with a warm feeling of nostalgia the first time you hear it. A true example of music with feeling and emotion, and a perfect end-of-night anthem from the melody man of Holland.
Mindfair’s chugging disco track gets this smart reworking from Velvet Season & the Hearts of Gold. For those who need an intro to VS & THOG, Joel Martin and Gerry Roney have, respectively, been involved in Quiet Village/Churchill’s Leopards and DJ Harvey’s infamous Black Cock label, and between them they run the label, Luck Hole Records. Adding a proto-house/new wave touch with primitive drum machines, their remix curdles the original ‘Ceremony’ into something darker and more potent — oozing something oddly sophisticated and strangely elegant. Immerse yourself.