Released as a double header and forming part of ‘The Orange Collection’ on Eskimo, these are two slices of psychedelic-tinged modern disco, that in equal measure capture the Balearic crossover sound of Eskimo. Coming straight out of Australia and featuring Dan Whitford from Cut Copy on synths, it has enough appeal for both floor and headphones alike. The David Byrne sound-a-like ‘This Place Was Meant For Me’ gets the thumbs up here.
Great new bouncy hardstyle release here from one of the original pioneers of the hardstyle scene, featuring a pitch-bending main melody hook and nasty drops.
A journeyman producer, who has called a number of labels home since bobbing up on the scene in 2009, drops a tight little two-tracker plus remixes on this L.A. label. Think bass-loaded, chunky knit drums and a smattering of treated key action and you’re on point. Both ‘Semibreves’ and ‘Green Grass’ are solid DJ tools. But check Timo Maas’s remix, who really pulls and extends the low-end wob to superb effect.
A thing of beauty from the man like Troxler, unleashed on Tuskegee Music, his endeavour with the Martinez Brothers which dubs itself a 'label of cultural heritage'. Grand ambitions indeed, but to be fair, this really is very good indeed. 'CZ' is a hypnotic, vibe-heavy groove, buzzing with tension. A track to lose yourself in. Over, there's 'Junkyard Tool', equally as substantial, with fuzzy piano stabs and a distant diva, hinting at nostalgia but in a most classy fashion. This is the way to do classic house, not just slapping the Robin S organ on everything and thinking you're clever.