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Alejandro Lopez pres. Jandroide Coracion ( Soma )

Jandroide is a pseudonym for Spanish producer Alejandro Lopez, newly signed to Soma Records. His first releases released on the Minimise label.

Title track Grande Coracion is a jacking house workout with a minimal edge. The driving bassline takes you on a journey with a pounding rhythm in complete control of your feet. On the flip Haunted Chamber is a freaky cut of glass melodies and pulsating rhythm. Closing the E.P What is Spanish Dust gets a groove on with tis cracked rhythms, patchwork samples and jazzy brass and basslines....

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Frankie Flowerz - Sweet Dreams e.p ( Hypercolour )

The foufth release on Brighton based hypercolour records - Berlin's Frankie Flowerz with past releases on Crosstown Rebels drops his trademark throbbing basslines and cool synth sounds. Definatley one for the early hours dancefloors combining a building bassline with some well crafted squelches. The a-side features a remix from Alexander Maie who takes a slightly more " techy " approach to the track.

Definately a worthwhile purchase with supporters like John Digweed and Laurent Garnier who have charted past Hypercolour releases.

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Estroe - Lovely Sadness ( Neuton Music )

Deep post Detroit techno from Amsterdam born DJ Estroe. Sublime bass sounds and groovy hand claps very reminicent of early 90's techno from across the pond. All in all a quality release with a ten minute Jamie Anderson remix on the flip side. Whats not to like ;-)

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Andy Cato - Volume 4 ( Pack Up and Dance )

Continuing with Andy Cato's soundrack to his Pack up and Dance label is the fourth release. First up is Morton Lighthouse - if you've been lucky enough to catch Andy d.j'in this summer you'll recognise this straight up. A massive rolling groove that keeps on bouncing..

Second is Cosmic Force - quite an obscure groove with lots of pads and a quirky guitar riff to boot. Apparantly its Andy Cato on guitar and drum duty on this track..

Moving onto Andy Cato's own remix of Uppers on the South Downs - a massive bassline with  a full seven minutes locked into the groove, taking no prisoners on the way.

Finally the last two tracks are remixes of Cosmic Force - Francois Dubois takes a deep house take and turns out a gem in my opinion, very classy. Soul Minority finish off the honours with another deep affair butt his time slightly more " electronic " feeling, charted by Martin Romboy in his Top 10

 

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Bushwaka! - Long Distance ( Olmeto )

Following on from the massive " Remember " takes some beating but " Long Distance " is mighty close... If percussion sounds are coming back then these Bushwaka trademark snare rolls are the reason why. Dark repetitive synth stabs and hypnotic bleeps keep the listener hooked... ace

 

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Onderklank - Neon Lights ( Surprise )

Released on Belgium label Surprise this has to be our track of the summer - melodic drums deep synth sounds that build throughout the complete track make this a stunning record. Quite who Onderklank are remains a mystery but do we care as long as they continue to releaae gems such as this...

 

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