Review: London producer JVXTA made quite a splash with the Rudy's Disc 31 12" last year, fitting right in on the emergent Homage label out of New York. Now the label have done the right thing and commissioned a raft of remixes to present some fresh angles on those righteous house heaters. Cinthie comes correct with two loud and proud takes on "Brawn" that keep the powerful vocals front and centre while dropping two very different kinds of peak time house fireworks to propel them. Black Loops gets busy with "Rudy's Disc 31," twisting it up into a wriggling, bugging groove that celebrates the funky roots of the track while keeping it bumping in all the right places. K2k takes things deeper on their version of "State Of Nature," weaving an emotive, dubby tapestry of synths around the original vocal.
Review: New York meets Brighton as both label and artist step out on wax for the first time. This is a new, exciting realm for Homage, but they surely know they're onto a winner with the feel good disco edit tones of Tech Support. There are classics embedded into these fine jams, with "Feel It" coming on particularly summery in its laid back disco funk stylings. "Inside Out" is slightly more looped up, but no less uplifting, while "Clarity" heads into a more woozy, filtered groove that feels inspired by the likes of Theo Parrish's Ugly Edits. By way of contrast "Sugar" is a much more electronic affair that kicks with purpose while simultaneously reaching for the stars.