Journeyman steps up to join some of the best names on the Anjunadeep stable, with an inconceivably lush fusion of deep house and progressive. Featuring one of those rare house vocals that manages to be mesmerising, haunting and deep (assisted by a little digital trickery around the edges), ‘Crash Reel’ begins in its breakdown, electronic noise swirling around its string and chime melodies, before giving way to a heavy hit of bass and some proper progressive bombast. One of the sleeper hits of the year, ‘Crash Reel’ will get inside your head.
Having previous encounters with the likes of DFA, Visionquest and Hot Creations, the duo step over to LA’s Culprit label (run by the trio, Droog) for this rambunctious, party-ready, electro-disco single. Launching into the ghastly-titled, yet fully-functional bounce of ‘Ibiza Bass’, it’s fun all the way via old school basslines, pumped '80s-style drum machines and cute, familiar disco vocal hooks.
Ben Watt reactivates his Buzzin' Fly label for a one-off release, a clutch of joyous mixes of 'Golden Ratio' and 'Nathaniel' from his album 'Hendra'. Charles Webster and Ewan Pearson do the honours.
Killer new-wave/disco hybrid from Jonathan Kusuma, who reaches out from his base in Indonesia to Parisian label I’m A Cliché. Four tracks feverishly whip up energy with incessant bass arpeggios and strobing disco fx, resulting in a wild ride that falls somewhere between the sounds of It’s A Fine Line and In Flagranti. Brilliantly original material from a producer that deserves a lot of attention from now on.