Swedish Mafioso Steve Angello recognises the supreme power of Grum here, entrusting him to rework his latest vocal anthem — already kissed by the chords of the Temper Trap. The result? A stupendously explosive package of electro and peaktime trance, which kicks into high gear with a breakdown that’s executed with enough precision to make your eyes roll into the back of your head. Delivering all the thrills of trance, without really being trance. Grum, we salute you.
A new vinyl release in this legendary cut 'n' paste happy hardcore series from DJ Slipmatt. Over 20 years from the first, and sounding as fresh as ever.
After only a few releases, the four producers who make up G.H.O.S.T have gained real respect from fans and peers. 'Syrup' is a deep and atmospheric roller with soft, floating pads and a mysterious air. The deadly bass is omnipresent throughout. Light waves lap in the background along with a dulled layer of smooth white noise, which make the clean crispness of the breaks and strings gleamingly obvious in comparison. A beautiful drop of dark liquid.
Out on Christmas Day, this truly is messianic house music from Unknown to the Unknown's Hot Haus imprint. 'Vision' is so simple it's come full circle into genius territory — just a loop tough enough to crack walnuts in its thighs, a stabbing synth bass and a lady insisting that things will be alright. What else is there? 'Solstice', with its bassline of purest rubber, emulates such dazzling simplicity, before dropping a delectable rave pad just before it makes its excuses and packs up. 'Element' is a little more engineered, more sedate by comparison, perhaps, but nonetheless fabulous for it. So, so good.