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Your Love - Da Tweekaz feat Popr3b3l - Dirty Workz

With hardstyle getting increasingly raw every month, it's great to have an act doing the exact opposite. These guys keep delivering party vocal hardstyle anthems as part of their #Tweekay14 series and I absolutely love it! This new release features a catchy male vocal by Popr3b3l, soaring hard trance melodies and bags of fun for dancefloors and summer festivals.

Hue-Man Made - Damon Bell - Meda Fury

Best of luck trying to extricate 'Hue-Man Made' from your brain once it's taken root. Using a Malian vocal and bassline, the crowning jewel in Deepblak alumnus Damon Bell's four-tracker for the R&S affiliated alt-house label Meda Fury is a real piece of Afro-house mastery, thick with brass and flutes, but eschewing the obvious tropes wheeled out when house music meets the music of Africa. It's bare and brilliant. 'Radius', with its scattered percussion, coagulates into a pulsing 4/4 come the final act. 'Enthusiastic Minor' is beamed in from deepest space, while closer 'Resist Her' is a lo-fi piano house anthem truly inspired in its simplicity.  

Kut Me Sum - Janette Slack & Some DJ feat Tuhin Chisti - Slack Trax

Stompy tech-funk with a cool vocal and plenty of tough low-end from the Hong Kong-based former Torture Garden queen, complete with a lorryload of remixes in a variety of flavours. Funkanomics' funk-flavoured workout is the best of the bunch. 

Laika - Panthera Krause - Riotvan

Inspired by the pioneering hound Laika, the unfeasibly brave Russian space dog who became the first animal to orbit the Earth, this gorgeousness from Robert Panthera Krause pays a most fitting tribute. 'Through My Mind' is blissful, yet strangely melancholy. The throbbing 'Isla' is all minor chords and building textures too, resplendent with soothing flutes. 'If' wilfully breaks up beats, before hitting its pulsing rhythm about halfway through. 'Dubček', meanwhile, is delightful dub house disco, loaded with ghostly orchestral stabs.