Review: Tessellate are back for their sixth release, with another one by France's Xavier Dusclaux AKA Armless Kid. After a number of impressive outings on the likes of Rekids, Let's Play House and Traxx Underground, Dusclaux turns to the London based label with three riveting tracks for any dancefloor occasion. From the hi-tech soul of "Drop Down" and it's honorable nod to the Detroit sound (not to mention an evocative rework by hot duo Opal Sunn) to the swing-fuelled tech house hypnotism of "Category" (featuring MJOG) and the sensual late night deepness of "Les Bo Jours" (Wonky Funky) - this certainly is one well rounded EP by an ascendant producer.
Review: Having spent the last couple of years establishing the Tessellate label via fine EPs from the likes of Aleksandir and Armless Kid, imprint co-founders Max van Dijk and Oli Hiam have decided the time is right to debut their new production project, The Trip. "Wet Your Whistle" is certainly a confident and quietly impressive debut, with the title track adding a little intergalactic futurism and acid-flecked psychedelia to a retro-futurist deep house groove. They continue to join the dots between the eras on "Miss The Point", where glitchy tech-house style electronics and acid flashes leap above a chunky groove and bold organ stabs. The flipside boasts two versions of "Friend Request": their own bouncy, bass-heavy, skipping and acid-flecked "Sax Mix", and the weighty, off-planet tech-house flex of the Mbius rework.