Review: Super Tuff is a relatively new concern hailing from Brooklyn, committed to presenting a broad range of talent from the more curious corners of the house spectrum. On this third release we're introduced to the delightful sound of DJ Heure, who unfurls wonderful pattering percussion, jazzy notes and a mellow, ambient finish to pull at the heartstrings. There's a slightly more forthright thump to Hot Coffee's "On The Verge", but it's still a dusky twist on the typical deep house formula. Label boss M. Vaughan brings things a little more upfront on "Man 2 Man", and top-drawer German producer Tilman weaves a rich and invigorating tale with his swooning "A Day To Remember".
Review: Belarus' Iner launches a new label with a strong cast of international names all pushing a deep and distinguished strain of house music for those who want soul and invention in equal measure. Tilman is up first with 'Sweet Dreamer', a mellow, looped up roller. Sune's 'Flutes' takes a breezier approach shaped out by fluttering jazz funk motifs. Yann Polewka celebrates the sweetest Philly strings and some classic vocal licks for a disco-infused burner you can't help but love. Iner himself keeps things loose and organic on the wonderful 'Respectfull Kind Music', while Scruscru goes for a sleek approach to chopped up funky house. That leaves it to Buzz Compass to get heady and hazy with the bass-leaning cuts coursing through 'That Nighter'.
Jevantte - "Mr Piano Man" (Well Being Dusted remix) (6:24)
Ari Bald & Martín Miguel - "Every Body Party" (6:09)
Tilman - "Thinkin Of It" (5:22)
Higgins - "Looking Back" (7:55)
Review: More from NYC party crew Kaviar Disco Club, who follow up their rather fine debut EP of reworks with a second selection of pumped up, floor friendly tweaks. To kick things off, they offer up a previously unheard "Well Being Dusted" mix of vintage Jevantte cut "Mr Piano Man", breaking up the beats a little to bring the deep house cut's smooth grooves bang up to date. There's more of an old school disco flavour elsewhere across the EP, with Ari Bald and Martin Miguel's smooth, rolling house take on a horn-toting, synth-heavy electrofunk classic ("Every Body Party") being followed by the bumping, hard-spun disco-house thrills of Tilman's "Thinkin Of It". Higgins' "Looking Back" takes a similar approach, with the producer working his magic on a soaring orchestral disco workout.
Review: Malmo's Honey Butter Records is run by Sune & Vitamin D, and they call out to friends from far and wide on their new various artists EP. 'Pelican Disco' features five tracks that range from jovial jazz and disco delights to downright machine stomp. Starting with Liverpool's Lucas Welle (Roots For Bloom) who delivers the lo-slung groove that is "By All Means", while Just Baker also appears on the A aide with the late night boogie-down antics of "Dreamin'". On the flip, we've got Tilman & Will Buck with some rather hypnotic slo-mo percussive action on "Untitled Island" followed by Aussie larrikin Jad & The with the emotive deepness of "Phife Tip".