Erell Ranson – Where The Clouds Are [MySelf Recordings]
Erell Ranson gets deep on his own MySelf imprint, and he just keeps getting better. ‘A Different Light’ is a really nice, deep electro-tinged thing which he splices with spooky bass lines and emotional synth lines. On the flip, Paul Mac has remixed for ‘A Different Light’ that will take the track onto any floors. Finally, ‘Where The Clouds Are’ is in the same vein but with a more melodic feel. Another very good release !
- A1. A Different Light
- B1. A Different Light (Paul Mac remix)
- B2. Where The Clouds Are
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Lee Holman – Travelling EP [Mowar]
Ireland’s young gun Lee Holman takes on a melodic voyage on the Mowar thing. A good, well-rounded package – Very playable / versatile. Very atmospheric / gorgeous. Driving without speeding, deep without being impenetrable. ‘Depart’ is the one for me here, an epic journey that is right up my street. Hurrah !
- A1. Depart
- A2. Transit
- B1. Arrival
- B2. Return
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Matt Chester – Endless Days [11th Hour]
11th Hour at its finest. Matt Chester is back on his home and in fine form. ‘Cold Restraint’ is exactly what I love about techno – it features his trademark Detroit-influenced lush pads and melodies, floating / ebbing over rough beats. Yes, yes yes and yes !! On the A-side, ‘Kick It’ comes in original stellar electro funk and a fantastic DJ 3000 remix. Motech head honcho DJ 3000 excels with an epic interpretation that is simply outstanding. All in all a top notch package.
- A1. Kick It
- A2. Kick It (DJ 3000′s Motech remix)
- B1. Cold Restraint
- B2. Down & Out In EC2
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Santiago Salazar / Silent Servant – Santuario / Lo Profundo [Historia y Violencia]
Santiago Salazar and Silent Servant have launched a brand new label, Historia y Violencia (History and Violence). This release in particular stuck out for me because of the Hard Wax-ish qualities and deep and dark atmosphere, which segues neatly into the Historia y Violencia signature track with its many influences worn lightly and blended successfully. Santiago drops a heavy minimal-techno with a twisted groove, which builds into pure electronic madness. Silent Servant brings a proper deep and dubby techno, which draws you right in from the start. Excellent.
- 01. Santiago Salazar – Santuario
- 02. Silent Servant – Lo Profundo
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