White Cliffs – Brace Yourself – Repopulate Mars

Expect the unexpected. Repopulate Mars weren’t supposed to drop chopped-up, slung low music like this oozing more than vibrant, summertime relief. But then again who cares about rules as addictive melodies such as these drift across guitars which sing and sting, and all the while this downtempo treat fizzes with a gentle excitement that positively ripples. Rawthentic co-owner Nathan Barato then delivers upon the promise with a beefed-up remix lifting up the tempo while injecting a robust energy into its driving grooves, this time shimmering via heady, synthesized motifs.

* The label is donating all profits from the release to climate change / conservancy via chosen charities Earth Justice and Rainforest Alliance

Release: March 27

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Mason Maynard – The Feeling EP – Repopulate Mars

If House music is meant to be inherently funky then both of Mason Maynard’s productions for this 50th release define the term perfectly. The Feeling, captures the moment neatly via a looped, nagging series of vocal edits as the hot bassline takes centre stage in amongst the Chicago flavoured drums, capturing the influences without overtly repeating them. The even better and very excellent, Boundaries then takes that classic bass signature still further stamping it indelibly over addictive, tough beats and a wonderfully breathy, voice which contains a message we could all do with hearing a lot more of.

Release: March 8