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.
Forward-thinking music from Vision Fortune with tongue firmly in cheek. Sonically challenged awkwardness in the key of drone.
Manc MC Burgundy Blood's debut album 'Suede Comet' has been leaking tracks for a while now and this is the latest joint — typically dusted insanity ("I'm like Orpheus/pop a tampax in every orifice") and production part Bollywood, part Pete Rock. The album also features cameos from Kool Keith, Sadat X, Meyhem Lauren, X-Ray, Konny Kon & Chalk. Check this and you'll want to check IT. Make sure you do both.
The masked leader of the harder styles, ranking No.39 in last year's DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Angerfist continues his assault on your ears with a brand-new three-disc album. The title track from this LP sends a clear message of what he stands for. Put simply, hard and fast music. With vocals from MC Nolz, this track is almost a call to arms for the hardcore army to unite and rebel against the mainsteam. This will certainly strike a chord with fans of the harder styles, and no doubt raise roofs around the world for months to come.