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Review: David Duriez Reborn EP

Label: Gourmet

Gourmet offers up "spiritual awareness" from Brique Rouge label founder David Duriez. With its spoken-word message, this tightly produced record is strong enough 2 exorcise any demon on the dancefloor and dark enough 2 shine through the soul. Read more » 

Review: I'm Not a Gun Everything At Once

Label: City Centre Offices

He's a slippery character, that John Tejada. Just when you think you've got a hold on where he's coming from-along comes another project, or alias, and he wriggles free. Everything At Once, sees the prolific producer pair up with guitarist and bassist Takeshi Nishimoto-with heavily folk-accented electronica the end result. Perhaps ironically, on an album dominated by subtlety and soft swathes of sound, the urgent "Make Sense And Loose"-where the guitar is underpinned by sharp beats and distorted bass growls-proves a standout, and a possible hit on the more adventurous dancefloor. Read more » 

Review: Gold Chains Young Miss America

Label: Pias

Gold Chains's debut full-length is full of musings on the evils of fame and crass materialism, although to try to make out any sort of linear storyline from his lyrics would be a total waste of time. Chains bounces back and forth between rapping about sex and offering social commentary, throwing in plenty of metaphors along the way. Read more » 

Review: Various Artists Blueprint 3

Label: Slip n Slide Blue

Gathering tracks from some of the most ultra-reliable labels on the globe at the moment (Ubiquity, 20:20, Guidance, Mantis) Slip n Slide Blue's latest outline of deep house and broken beats is as delightful as ever. Mixed by Aloha Pussycat Steve Jones, there's precious little here that won't enchant you. While the likes of Silicone Soul's remix of Random Factor and Q-Burn's "This Time" are serene floaty stuff, the later stages throw up a few quirkier gems like Annie's "Greatest Dub" and Wordless People's squeaking exclusive "Sunrise." True house with a special twist! Read more » 

Review: Gotan Project Santa Maria (Tom Middleton's Cosmos Mix)

Label: XL

Ex-Jedi Tom Middleton adds his signature Cosmos touch to this Gallic tango trio's "Santa Maria," taken from their debut album. Middleton spices up the original with sizzling synths and building beats on the main side, while Peter Kruder weighs in on the flip with a quirky, off-kilter, beat-driven retool. A tasty little package. Read more » 

Review: G-Squad Dance

Label: Muzica

G-Squad continue their innovation. With its churning chords, chiming atmospheres, sweet soul vocal sample, rolling rhythm and overwhelming tumbler of a bassline, "Dance" is a prime example of an energetically Zen d&b dancefloor arrangement. And watch for the flip's vertically designed, almost pogo-ready "Bonnie & Clyde," loaded with nifty electronic effects and a well-reverbed tympani drum on the one. Bam! Read more » 

Review: Various Artists Watch How the People Them Dancing-Unity Sounds from the London Dancehall, 1986-1989

Label: Honest Jon's

Everything gone computerized!

Review: DJ Killer This Is

Label: Functional Breaks

Ever feel like your breaks collection is about to become moldy and disintegrate because all your tracks have started to sound exactly alike? Spain's DJ Killer has some fresh produce for you. "This Is" and the flip's "I Want Your Love" bend today's formula while injecting some breaks and synths from the mid-'90s for a refreshingly different sound. Expect raw bass and long, drawn-out storytelling. This is dance music for your head as well as for your bottom. Read more » 

Review: Dino Felipe Econo EP

Label: Schematic

Dino will make all you "straight boys" wet! You might as well feather him down with a palm leaf. On this 12", Dino is making his version of rave music. Crusty noise over classic techno after a bass ball beat loop from the year 1952, crashes a melodic piano then collides into a wall of angel dust. After Xanax, conversation and sex comes Dino. Read more » 

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