The residents at the Jaunt parties deliver a decent, disco-fuelled deep house cut with ‘Kevins Spacey’, but this release is all about the oceanic chords and tight drums on Fred P’s reshape of ‘Morgans Freeman’.
One of the hottest rising talents in the hardcore scene, hailing from Italy, Advanced Dealer eases off the gas (relatively speaking, of course) for a bouncy triplet, super euphoric anthem. The happy melody reminds me of some of the early Art of Fighters work from the turn of the millennium with its erratic intensity. This track even seems to break the golden hardcore rule, and pitches the kick to follow the melody when it drops. A production technique used in hardstyle, but usually frowned upon in the rougher hardcore sound. But the support this track has had on the scene shows to break the mould and make a hit, you have to throw the rulebook away.
To be honest the drop on ‘Sequential Circles’ comes as a bit of a surprise from Bristolian duo, Outboxx — it’s tougher, leaner and more immediate than a lot of what’s come before from them. ‘Moon Loop’ also corroborates that statement neatly.
With The Qult sound sweeping across key festivals in Europe this year, championed by Q-Dance, we have seen a greater output of releases of this sound from the key acts driving it forward. Already well-known for his techy hard dance sounds Ukrainian act Diablik suits this movement well, with his new release reworked by Italian partners in crime Antolini & Montorsi for a driving sub-heavy club banger.