The lead track from Croquet Club’s second offering on Anjunadeep has been turning a few heads. It’s a stellar mix of soulful vocals, summery progressive vibes and seductive synth blasts.
Spain's Perfect Kombo is one third of Iberian triumvirate Breaks Mafia. Here he delivers a double dose of techy noisenik breakbeat with plenty of searing atmospherics and tight keyboard work. 'Generick' opts for crisp Far Too Loud-style glitch-bass and electric synth stabs over a massive kick-snare combo, while 'Intercooler' sends down rugged and brooding psy-tech bass, '80s-style keyboard stabs and classy percussion hits. One for DJs who tread the darker, more abrasive corners of the breakbeat genre.
One of the pioneers of the hardstyle sound teams up with studio partner E-Force for this brutally raw affair on A2 Records. Without a shred of euphoria, this is as nasty as it gets.
UK producer Owain Kimber comes good with three tracks that inhabit the interzone that dissects sublime deep house, dubby techno and bugged-out trackiness. The dramatic keys and pulsing bass of 'Night Echoes' is the most DJ-friendly, but it’s the shimmering, sensuous synths of ‘New Horizon’ that really hit the mark.