James Solace – Setting Sun / The Light – Four Thirty Two

This production by James Solace ignites the imagination as darkly flavoured, filtered grooves heat up the landscape of potential. You get the sense that each layer of Setting Sun has been carefully crafted placing all sounds in order of impact, and yet the arrangement feels distinctly soulful with shimmering arpeggios offset by waves of emotive motifs alongside tough drums. Remixes come from the excellent East End Dubs who doesn’t fail to disappoint adding an extra energetic hit with fiery snares plus rugged bass, and from VONDA7 who’s heavier sequence more than enhances the Acid experience. Second track, The Light expands the theme via similar attributes, this time with a vocal enhancement, and is accompanied by a breezier Jansons version.

Release: April 24




SEFF – Needle To The Groove – Hottrax

What I love here is that this says it all. It’s a mad, crazy combination of ideas that all at once fuel the psyche with excitement and the need to play at full volume. At first the furious basslines and chiming keys may seem like that’s all there is but behind all that bumping intensity is a rich array of possibilities rushing forward from hot breakbeats to heavenly vocal ambience. This is an excellent, forward-thinking production. And you’re going to love it. Next is Burnski’s new alias James Solace who takes a breath while highlighting and then transforming Needle To The Groove into a more progressive, cosmically charged epic. What more could you ask for?

Release: June 15