With hardstyle conquering new territories, it's great to see local talent coming through. This new euphoric hardstyle release from Chilean hardstyle act Noiseshock showcases the harder sounds sweeping South America at the moment.
Much like Bloom did on his hyper-mechanised 'Hydraulics EP', Damu seems to have been spending a lot of his time meticulously carving out a niche for his slew of newly toughened, reinforced club cuts. Having tripped up a lot of people’s expectations with his debut album, this new bout of tunes switches the tide once again — a clutch of heavily processed, finely chiselled, minimal elements that shine, especially on the title track and ‘Whirlybird’.
Cologne pair andhim present the latest excursion of their 'super house' sound. And to be fair, for all its self-aggrandisement, it is pretty super. And it's house. So here we are. Despite spelling issues, 'Spayce' has got oodles of swing among all the bleeping electronica, a clattering anthem, layered with glorious noise. 'Domplatte' is a tad more understated, but it lacks not ambition. When the drums roll back in after each classy break, all becomes abundantly clear. Very good indeed.
It says a lot about where the Bristol-based producer Guido is now that his latest 12” offering is two takes of the same coin — one side sheer pop shimmer and the other confounding club focused rhythmics. While it doesn’t reach the searing heights of 2009’s ‘Beautiful Complication’, ‘Moment’ still beautifully encapsulates his compositional knack, illustrating the fact that he’s a fucking talented square peg trying to fit in the round hole of dancefloor music.