Having shone a bright light for British club music throughout 2012 both under his own name and as one half of Hoxton Whores, Kevin Andrews dons his own take on ‘The Battle’ for World Sound. Off the back of last year’s ‘Crack House’ alongside Jason Chance, Andrew’s take on the original deals a firm hand of the main room etiquette that this London-based producer has become more than accustomed to over the years. Laced with strong leads and driving beats throughout, the originals haunting sample work builds perfectly into the upfront House get-up that has made Andrews one of the more promising British contenders to emerge upon the digital market.
Out now on Beatport.
Words by Dan Carter
A definite taste-maker in the tech house scene, Tomcraft’s Great Stuff Recordings’ ‘quality-over-quantity’ approach has never proven anything but a winning formula amidst the industry’s most lucrative state thus far. But however attempting to drop the ultimate soundtrack for the summer season, Great Stuff release episode four of their “Grooves” compilation series, featuring a remarkable 14 tech-oriented cuts.
Blazing through a selection from the likes of Ant Brooks, Christian Cambas, NDKj, Sergio Fernandez amongst others, Italy’s Marco Lys unites with Hoxton Whores and Hurr for a Pleasurekraft-esque contribution. Teeming with chunky kicks and playful, vocal-sounding lead play, ‘Novosibirisk’ acts as something of a stellar asset to the Munich-based imprint’s latest offering, still leaving plenty of room for the Balearic groove of Rob Mirage’s ‘New Jack Funk’ and others to help make up one of Great Stuff’s most consistent compilations to date.
Following up last year’s highly successful Miami compilation from Mark Knight’s Toolroom Records, an equally impressive 2012 edition has been released, jam packed with exclusive contenders for this year’s Miami Music Week. Now boasting an exclusive signing with the renowned imprint as the next wave of their undeniable eye for ecstatic Electronic talent, CaPa leads the way for the label’s updated roster on the route to Miami in less than a month with a blissful offering. Whereas ‘Atlantis’ blasts through a stern wave of euphoric leads, London duo Hoxton Whores take it upon themselves to deliver a modern remodel of Blue Boy’s ‘97 original, consisting of unremitting vocal lines and captivating grooves.
With early approval from Axwell, Toolroom call upon the young talents of Toronto’s Mark Mendes for ‘Arisana’. Featuring the heavy-stepping properties of early Deadmau5, this outing does not only encapsulates the impressive steps taken by Mendes lately, but Mark Knight’s undisturbed passion for bringing new blood to the forefront of Electronic Dance music.
Returning after the remix for Sander Kleinenberg, the drum-specialist that is René Amesz continues to impress with this bumpy and delightful contribution to what is looking to be a successful second and certainly not final Toolroom Miami compilation, leaving room for Gina Star’s synth-tinged revamp of ‘Beautiful World’ to take an essential position amid this 41-track package.
/Anton & Dan Carter
A few good releases today. Especially Deniz Koyu’s remix of My Feeling by Yenson and Moguai’s Re-Edit of his own tack Oyster, them are huge! Don’t forget to check out the other mixes and releases aswell. ENJOY!
Yenson – My Feeling (Original + Remixes)
Moguai – Oyster (Original, Re-Edit & Michael Woods Remix)
Amanda Wilson, Redroche & Olav Basoski – Not over You (Incl. Tom Geiss, Idriss Chebak & Hoxton Whores Mixes)