Enhanced drops another particularly effective electro-trance-EDM fusion that comes loaded with some particularly spiky, stomping grooves, plus an '80s-drenched riff in the chorus that lifts it into ‘anthem’ territory. A functional peaktime homerun that’ll work on an assortment of dancefloors.
Acid-flecked vocal monster in a Prodigy stylee from London-based MC Punkture. A brace of house/garage mixes from Paleface tone down the grimy noisenik tendencies of the original to complete the package.
Playaz' little sister label is rapidly gaining support, and with releases like this it is clear to see why. This is a gloriously dark roller with a silky, luxurious vibe. The gorgeous female vocal works with a cannily-placed layer of soft pads to lift the bassline from its depths, and mirror its nasty undertone. It feels weighty, full-bodied and decadent, and when it drops no-one will be able to resist a good old-fashioned skank.
Andre Lira, aka Doctor Jeep, is a New York-based producer ploughing a similar house-influenced broken beat furrow to sometime collaborator Tony Quattro. 'Angel' is a rolling, dubbed out, tech-flavoured 808 groove with extra urban attitude, while 'Control' plumps for eclectic beats, doomcore bass and industrial-strength percussion. Meanwhile, 'Grim Reaper' is like a lucid nightmare in the seventh layer of Hades, complete with machine-tooled rhythms, wigged out snatches of half-heard vocal and deathly effects. A remix of 'Angel' by Bristol's Archive is the best track on the package, the UK producer stripping back the original's noizenik tendencies for a classy little reworking that ticks all the right boxes.