Following business on the likes of Dirt Crew and Detroit Swindle's fledgling Heist Recordings, Dutchman Nachtbraker clubs this one out of the park for easily Huddersfield's finest house label Hudd Traxx — nearing 50 releases and 10 years in the game. Loose and staggeringly funky, 'Zachtjes' is an incendiary piece of work, with a solid mix from Borrowed Identity. 'Oversteppen', on the flip, slow burns its way to glory, a glorious slab of space house.
Muscular new-wave/disco hybrid on Tronik Youth’s Nein label, which has maintained quality levels throughout their catalogue. Part of the UK’s Clueless System Crew, Spanish production duo, Dr Beat & Borja Campion as Two Mamarrachos, have settled into a new sound, following the years spinning acid house. This lively label debut sees strong mixes from the likes of Rodion, Factory Floor, Pete Herbert & Phil Mison under their Reverso 68 guise, and Damon Gee.
With only one released track to his name, French producer Amevicious has received a load of attention since Trax Magazine tagged him “one to watch in 2015”. His cool, noirish disco style is spread across this seven-track EP (also check his excellent ‘Fashion is not a Reason’ from the ‘Long Long Summer’ comp of last year), and boasts a selection of remixes from Johnson, Mr. Cogs and the excellent In Flagranti.
Master of all things tech, Argy teams up with Re-tech for a monster release on Gearbox Digital, who have been flying the hard dance/ tech dance flag for a while now in the UK. Stripping things back here in true techno style with a simple yet effective melody, subby kicks on the main section before building up again with a triplets section for the final drop, when things get a bit more ferocious.