Review: Silat Beksi appears on the What You Want imprint with a powerful little two-tracker in the same style as Romania's Slow Life entourage, and by that we mean that this is some poppin' minimal tech-house with extra levels of dread bass. "Shushu" clicks and staggers steadily, pushing through its dubwise flex with a freedom that's rarely heard in what is commonly thought of as 'dance' music. On the flipside, "Java" is similarly headstrong and floor-bound, with the addition of smoky harmonics that render it bizarre and alluring all at the same time. Top gear.
Review: Ray Mono first made his mark on the scene back in Leeds, where he promoted the successful Mono_Cult parties, before stepping out of the shadows with his own productions on Downhill, Draft and Oscillate. He's recently debuted on vinyl, with a release for Berlin's Pleasure Zone and now follows that up with this great one for What You Want. The German label being home to great releases by heavy hitters such as Costin Rp, Cntrl and Silat Beksi recently. Mono serves up some loopy and funked-up tech house that rolls deep, in the vein of homeboy Jack Wickham as heard on hot jams like "It's Never Over or "Equanimity". Full Measure" on the flip was the one which really did it for us though - a cyclical, swing-fuelled, futurist groove that could rock dancefloors from London all the way to Bucharest.