Lane 8 completely remakes Above & Beyond’s vocal trance anthem into a seductive deep house record with some gorgeous melodic flourishes. It’s perfect for those summer vibes, though some DJs might want to remove the questionable vocals altogether with a dub version.
How often do you hear a club record that summons genuine euphoria? It’s what trance producers are constantly striving for, though Glaue catches lightning in a bottle here with ‘C Landing’. It all comes down to its epic two-minute breakdown, which he’s cleverly chosen to spotlight by placing it in the opening of the record. It eventually builds to a drop that establishes it as a mainroom melodic anthem, and the exhilaration levels are kept in the red for the duration.
You can always rely on Hospital to add a drop of golden fun to the ever-darkening scene. Logistics returns to his solo endeavours for this release, using the classic imprint blueprint, which he himself helped to create. The track is reminiscent of a time when drum & bass haunts were filled with lovely uplifting chords, its euphoric bassline inducing nostalgia. The real gem on this EP however, is the flip ‘Triangles’.
The world's biggest and most prolific hard house label Tidy is back on fine form — having just delivered a weekender to over 2000 clubbers along with sister brand Ideal in April, it's time to get the label moving again. This new release from newcomer Damo Cassetti goes back to the '90s Tidy sound, to where it all began, with groovy percussion, rap vocals and garage-sounding funky basslines. Keep an eye on this label, as it brings back nostalgic sounds in 2014.