Every single thing I've heard from Luca's new 'Dyin' Proof' set makes me more intrigued to hear it. Measured, intense flows, gorgeous production. Keep an eye peeled.
Nick Rowland & Dave Wright were instrumental in the UK hard trance movement back in the very early 2000s, and so it only seems fit that they are back on the re-launched Tidy Two with their trademark uplifting hard trance sound. 'God Fearing Man' features an epic melodic trance breakdown, heavy rolling basslines and bubbling acid lines. Not trying to break the mould but sitting well within it, I’m sure this will appeal to a lot of the fans of UK sounds.
Sometimes, the lure of properly deciphering a release is enough to warrant repeated listens and Liar’s 'Scorpio EP' is something I’ve listened to (objectively) a lot. Now, I think I get it, or the bare bones of what the tracks are about at least: essentially they’re club constructions but they’re the bastardised offspring of a hundred club construction ideas at once: equal parts thundering relentless percussion, warped synths and perplexing sampled density that’s kind of spellbinding.
iBreaks Records is a decade in the business this month, and what better way to celebrate than a fresh double-tracker from Latvian label mainstays Under This? Lead track 'Olympus' combines washed-out synths and stormy atmospherics with stompy drums and throbbing bass for a trademark progressive belter, while AA 'Battlefield' is a dark and energetic acid roller with psy-tech undertones. The ideal soothing soundtrack to get bent-out-of-shape to at a festival of your choice.