Review: Hailing from the new and mysterious Vara label, this four track double pack makes a bold statement about the intentions of the label, offering a decidedly ambitious product for a second release populated by relatively unknown producers. Lucky then that all the tracks on the release are worthy of their own side of wax as they plumb the depths of minimal tech house with fearless abandon. Arapu keeps the beat twitchy as he lets globulous sub bass design provide the warmth in the track, while Dubsons get into a lighter frame of mind with a breezy beat and atmospheric swirls of chord. Faster brings things back to a darker context with that fearful clang of church bells and plenty of decay and reverb around to fill in any untoward gaps, leaving it to Costy & Gerardo to finish the deal with a stoutly stripped down, cyclical burner for the deepest of dancefloor contemplators to get lost in.
In The (Last) Moment (Robag Ponk Pramen NB remix) (8:02)
Review: Barcelona-based tech house heroes Anthony Middleton and Luca Saporito are back. This time for Damian Lazarus' esteemed Crosstown Rebels imprint with "In The (Last) Moment". The track is equally esoteric as it is atmospheric in the tradition of the label's new sound and perfect for drifting. The woozy, journey like aesthetic is only intensified by Georgia Lewis' hypnotising vocal efforts. On the lip we've got added dance floor drama and cerebral stimulus courtesy of the master himself Robag Wruhme; who as always turns in an emotive and bittersweet epic on "In The (Last) Moment (Robag Ponk Pramen NB remix)" complete with his trademarks: glitchy sound design, beautiful string arrangements and the usual Midas touch for pure deepness.
Review: Germany's All Day I Dream has been going strong on the deep house front since 2011, showcasing artists such as Audiofly and Lee Burridge along the way. It's time for their first summer sampler series, and three artists go head to head on this devilish little EP. Newcomer Bedouin is up first with "Flight Of Birds", and Eastern jam with subtle tribal swings and melancholic strings; Spectral Sounds' Daso teams up with Anouk Visee for the techy house swinger that is "James Better"; and Gorje Hewek collaborates with Izhevski on the supremely meditative minimal number, "Zakkat". Cool and collected DJ tools.
Review: Eisfach Records come along with a new sure shot for 2007 called "Who Is?" by Bedrud, Grolle and Giese. on the a-side the minimal, groovy, dub mix surprises by its playful parts, tribalistic influences and a driving bass groove. The fuck mix on the flip is a little more melodic, with some dark, laidback vocal cuts. "Who Is?" already has massive support from Timo Maas.