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Clusters (Remixes) - Dronelock - Shadow Story

In its original format, ‘Clusters’ is an excellent, edgy, piano–led off-beat groove — and Rivet’s remix is also very impressive. Adding a stepping rhythm and garbled foreign language samples, he turns it into a deft dancefloor groove.

Code of Silence (Remix) - Lil Dap - King Underground

Superb Lewis Parker rerub of Group Home veteran's track, interpolating elements of 'Livin' Proof' (deliciously) and laying down some seriously lambent jazzadelia over the rock-solid beats. As ever with Parker, excess to requirements and thus absolutely spot-on. 

Run - Genix - Anjunabeats

Slotting in neatly with the groove-driven, electro variant on the trance genre that’s been working so well in the clubs lately, Genix proves for the umpteenth time that he’s effortlessly able to stand out from the pack. ‘Run’ is grounded by a particularly lush, melodic electro bassline that bubbles vibrantly in the breakdown, granting it a real sense of trance euphoria. The production is gritty and rock-infused, though delivered with impeccable studio work.  

Congo Beat the Drum feat Major Mackerel - Kalbata & Mixmonster - Freestyle

Such a cracking little album released a few months ago by Freestyle Records, it wasn’t going to be long before they set some of the bass scene’s luminaries upon the cuts. Pulling out one of the standout tracks for a tasty bass cubed remix is Kahn, immediately sliding the fader into dutty dancehall licks with an exotic Middle Eastern spice and extra dread sauce.