In its original format, ‘Clusters’ is an excellent, edgy, piano–led off-beat groove — and Rivet’s remix is also very impressive. Adding a stepping rhythm and garbled foreign language samples, he turns it into a deft dancefloor groove.
F8trix is a real rising talent from Holland with major support from hardstyle heavyweights such as DBSTF and Isaac. His latest track showcases a fresh approach to the hardstyle sound: tough and techy vibes with enough bite to keep the hard dancefloors happy, but also relevant in the greater 'EDM' picture, with a killer melody and hands up party vibe. A cross scene hit for sure!
Two veterans collaborate here on a trance stomper that goes in hard with the techy grooves, but keeps things light in terms of the trance melodies. ‘Taiko’ has an electro bassline to die for, as well as polished rhythmic elements that deliver plenty ofimpact. When the trance breakdown does arrive, it’s suitably restrained and moves quickly back into the tougher grooves. The sort of record to whip out when you need to pack a proper punch.
Reissue of a rare moment in the history of proto-Chicago house. A very significant production from 1985 by Razz aka Ralphie Rosario and Matt Warren.