Christian Burkhardt, Sascha Dive – Fast Forward EP – Deeperfect

Let’s begin the new decade at this point. Like House Music never really died, it just altered mutating into new, equally exciting forms. And you get that feeling as the bass and drums kick into gear on Forward, suggesting a yearning fed by rigorous rhythms and tough, hard-edged production values. Funky yet technological. Backward, doesn’t do so but points at ways forward via emotive voices alongside pounding beats, all creating a sense of resonating space. Finally, Per Hammar remixes Backward highlighting seductive, breathy vocals plus a definitive sting in the percussive tail as underlying sounds unfold to heighten, then explode tension.

Release: January 10

Christian Burkhardt – Wrecking EP – Hottrax

Christian Burkhardt’s fizzy production positively sparkles with imagination fusing the words liquid and funk together explosively. Wrecking Loop opens working a series of bass sounds into distraction as the excitement gets twisted, feeling nervous around the edges. However, dig deeper and a wealth of atmospheres are revealed lending it even more notable distinction. The aptly titled, Bass Love follows channelling the 1990’s into the equation as tough drums offset the low-end amid the loop of nostalgic voices. The crunchy, Swiffer ends adding the sting of Acid over shuffling beats and a bunch of attitude, completing via delicious intensity in brutal stereo.

Release: October 4