LTN is proving as prolific as he is diverse, churning out uplifting trance records while also showing here that he can take things very, very deep when he’s so inclined. ‘Teardrop’ is an excellent offering on the Enhanced label’s progressive offshoot; the grooves are house-inspired, while the powering bassline is pure progressive. LTN weaves the ambient elements into the tune beautifully, using them eventually to usher in the melodic hook. Deep and gorgeous, the B-side ‘Hopes and Fears’ is equally worth taking a look at.
Oh my giddy, always good to have new Tessela drilling holes in your buggered and oversaturated eardrums, and with his new tenure on R&S we find him in suitably uncompromising spirits. ‘Rough 2’ is good, yet feels a little expected. ‘Butchwax’ is more like it; bat-shit crazy, tough wormhole drums and more complexity than Phillip Glass on LSD, with a splash of Afrika Bambaataa tossed in for a retro wet dream. ‘C’mon, Let’s Slow Dance’ is like Dizzie said, “Bonkers”.
Welcome, come in. Please, take off your hats and coats. Have a drink, here are some canapés. Do you have your earlplugs? No, well we can give you some. Please step into the bass chamber and let it blow your tiny little mind. Murky, mucky and riddled with face-aching menace, the Akkord boys come with an altogether more esoteric four-track EP, plumbing the abyss that little bit further.
This eighth release from A Harmless Deed comes courtesy of the label’s co-founder, Argentinean, Madrid-raised Damian Schwartz, under his guise as Epiphany (Schwartz has run the imprint with Jose Cabrera since 2012, presenting tracks from the likes of Fred P and Marcos Cabral). 'Let the Boys Be' is gently acidic, classic by both nature and construction, emotional and oh-so-very deep, while 'Player' too evokes the fine house music of decades gone by, tingling ride cymbals and a dirty synth cutting through. Very nice.