Tenacious party duo from Chicago, Shaun J. Wright & Alinka, debut their label with this tricky disco number. In tow, two mixes from Kim Ann Foxman and Stereogamous twist up the strobing, Tenaglia-inspired disco-fantasy of the original into their respective proto-house variations; both of these warped, system-testing mixes are strewn with the right amount of dazzling disco effects. ‘Journey into the Deep’ turns out to be a promising start and gets a full recommendation.
Trance’s goggle-eyed fixation with ‘Adagio’ takes another turn. One of two new versions that dropped literally side by side into the inbox the other week, Sixma’s comes underpinned by industrial levels of side chain compression and tremulous wobble-bass. Like Tiësto’s treatment, Mark’s lead is of the caustically bleached-out variety. Unlike Tiësto’s, it does away, almost entirely with the (titular) strings.
The pioneer of the freestyle movement’s latest production is a high energy, house-influenced, triplet stomper guaranteed to get any hard party rocking.
After his dalliances with Pinch’s Tectonic and Cold Recordings imprints, Manchester resident Acre’s productions seem to have grown a bit more steely and have become a bit more worldly at the same time. Retaining that all important swing and the ruggedness he’s shown before, the three tracks on the inaugural 12” for Project 13 display Acre’s capacity to write engaging, functional techno flawlessly. Awash with texture ‘Retrograde Loops’ is the best thing I’ve heard all month.