These two acts have been on fire over the last 12 months so a collaboration was always going to make an impact. 'Raise Your Hands' is a high energy party track with mind-warping attention to detail. From the glitched-out melody to the intricate kick fills, this track drips love and attention in the production department. Not to focus solely on the technical prowess, the track has all the ingredients to make a summer festival anthem, with its playful euphoric and bouncy nature, hype vocal, and high energy drop.
There simply isn’t another label doing the type of music Orjan Nilsen’s I.M.O. does. Eccentric, sonorous, quirky and mod-wheel-fixated, they always have one swiveled eye on the dancefloor. You’ll be many things. Bored, though, won’t be one.
UK producer Owain Kimber comes good with three tracks that inhabit the interzone that dissects sublime deep house, dubby techno and bugged-out trackiness. The dramatic keys and pulsing bass of 'Night Echoes' is the most DJ-friendly, but it’s the shimmering, sensuous synths of ‘New Horizon’ that really hit the mark.
Stompy tech-funk with a cool vocal and plenty of tough low-end from the Hong Kong-based former Torture Garden queen, complete with a lorryload of remixes in a variety of flavours. Funkanomics' funk-flavoured workout is the best of the bunch.