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Review: Tony Senghore The Music EP

Label: F4

San Diego's fledgling F4 imprint offers its second platter, letting your boy Senghore set the tone for summer. A vocal sample from cool ruler Gregory Isaacs floats over chunky beats, bright key chords and lovely, unobtusive strings in anticipation of a nicely twisted breakdown. Sunscreen on, hands up. Read more » 

Review: Filter Science Darkness Falls (Joey Beltram Rmx)

Label: STX

How does Beltram keep a half-bar loop so exciting throughout the entire remix? Now that's an art. This one-sided pink vinyl release is disco to the max that's friendly to both house and techno fans with its skilful filtering and pitch shifts. Read more » 

Review: Dylan Drazen & Tim Xavier Heavy Flow

Label: Blueline

Chicago's leader in profuse audio assaults materializes this round with an EP charged with lustful dreamscape techno. Set for the floor of a poorly lit dance dwelling, the textures here complement the complexity of the US techno sound. An enchantingly vibrant mix-down; this duo oozes audio cleanliness. Read more » 

Review: PTY LTD Who's Been Watching You

Label: Gallery

Three of house music's finest producers pool their efforts for this second release on the Gallery imprint. On the main side, Derrick Carter knocks out a freaky, complex blend of beats and vocal samples which breaks briefly for a ray of pure sunshine before dipping back into darkness. JT Donaldson and Tim Shumaker work it on the flip with a smooth blend of piano, shuffling beats and Moog-like chords for all the lovers out there. Read more » 

Review: Butch Kassidy Sound System Brothers & Sisters

Label: Parisonic

The monsieurs of Parisonic license and remix this gorgeous dub stepper from the Red Hook label. Black Ltd. riff off the intro's '60s-concert-environment footage before thumping into a disco-ey jam with relentless bass and subtle wah guitar. Rufuss retain the authentic dubwise feeling in their uptempo treatment. Dangerous, this one. Read more » 

Review: Alexi Delano & Robert Manos Round and Round Remixed

Label: Statra

Statra round up a dream trio of post-house remixers to have a crack at Delano & Manos's sleeper vocal jam from last summer. Metro Area give it their subtle Reagan-era synth tinge, while JT Donaldson stays in classic territory with a new bassline. It's Webster who takes the tune to understated yet narcotic heights, subsuming the rhythm in a dusky electronic atmosphere. State of the art. Read more » 

Review: Jon Cutler Feat. Luna Alone

Label: Distant Records

Jon comes through again with another fine production, which features a very souful hypnotic vibe with all the right elements. Luna's vocals are laid back but inspirational. The single's also got some good DJ tools: a bonus beat, a capella and sound fx track. Read more » 

Review: Inaya Day vs. D-Squared Save Me

Label: Look At You

Look At You drops another bomb, a soulful gospel venture for the peak hour of a set, and a very powerful vocal performance from Inaya. The two mixes here compliment the lyrics and melody nicely. The original vocal mix is a bit deeper, while the Indeep remix is stronger overall. Read more » 

Review: Idjut Boys Saturday Night Live (Volume 2)

Label: Glasgow Underground

If you're looking for a change of pace, then this is for you. While it's still a dance compilation, there's a variety of BPMs, and the selection is very eclectic. Listening to it at moments took me back to David Mancuso's loft. Read more » 

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