Chirpy disco/deep house three-tracker from new label signing, Pleasure Planet. Title track features a vocal delievery from the one-and-only Kim Ann Foxman.
If there’s one part of the universe that understands drum & bass like its British creators and guardians, it’s Russia. From St Petersburg comes a new label. Their first release certainly sets an unorthodox, exceptionally high precedent. Tumbling breaks pay homage to the Amen-dominated days, while a poltergeist-frosted vocal soars angelically over the rough and rugged backdrop. This stunning track is a soul searcher and will cause as much devastation to the dancefloor as it will enlightenment through your headphones.
British house music stalwart, Classic, is back with its doors wide open for business again with this strobing disco homage to NYC house music. 'Dan's Jam' and 'This Feeling' lament one of the Big Apple's greatest clubs, Sound Factory, with dark, wild-pitch touches, nodding to Farley & Heller's Roach Motel. Clearly titled, 'Trippy Pumper' lets loose a fierce bass arpeggio to get a Balearic overhaul from Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s and a brilliant, techy dub ver- sion from Caravan label boss, October.
A decent low-end take, but nothing quite tops the original and its hypnotic charm, that still has enough bass to get by.