Review: Big Stick's 7 Days Entertainment delivers more of the same quality house music from the Motor City that it has fast become renowned for. The Strickmaster's latest release comes from none other than his own offspring, the supremely talented Generation Next, whose Ender 12" will definitely appeal to anyone that checked last year's Like Father, Like Son. Lead cut "Ender" is uplifting and soulful with its tough beat, mesmerising pianos and that bassline! "Dream States" is all dreamy keys and cowbells; what more you want? (its equally as funky!). Closing out proceeding is "Joni" taking things deeper but that 808 beat is absolutely tight!
Review: Having already released more material in the past year than producers manage in five, it seems appropriate to remove the "rising" tag from the Detroit-based teenager Generation Next's description, especially when confronted by the quality of the productions on Medication. Adopting a tougher stance than on the deeper sounds of his previous issues on 7 Days Entertainment, the EP explores a number of acidic permutations; "Sum Light" sees a finely tuned 303 line hopping amidst crisp drum machine rhythms, while "Acid Alcohol" sees a livelier variation on the same theme augmented by brisk 808s. However, it's "Generic Current" that offers the most impressive cut, a heady combination of droning bass and sci-fi lead that sounds like it should be soundtracking a malevolent cyborg stalking the streets of Detroit.