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Swinger - Nick Karsten - Always Alive

The Always Alive stable explodes here with a record that’s a near-perfect fusion of trance energy, electro toughness and mainstage appeal. ‘Swinger’ launches quickly into its dirty electro bassline, which packs sufficient quantities of stomp and swagger, until its breakdown where Slovenian newcomer Nick Karsten teases out a synth riff that could have been plucked straight from an '80s Van Halen radio anthem. Questionable as this might sound, ‘Swinger’ is executed so well that its charms are impossible to resist. A versatile, crowd-pleasing stomper that comes frontloaded with fistpump.

Parody/Progresso - Bottin - Bear Funk

Unstoppable disco machine Bear Funk keeps turning out these quality releases, and over the years we’ve heard some gems from the likes of Todd Terje, Idjut Boys, Brennan Green and Lexx. Now, Steve Kotey’s label makes some more room for one of its longest-serving members, the giallo-disco operator, Bottin, who is back with two tracks of tense, atmospheric, electronic disco; including a collaborative effort with familiar, Rodion. Ace.

Let Me Go (Vintage & Morelli Remix) - LTN feat Arielle Maren - Enhanced Progressive

While LTN’s original situated itself more on the more sugary trance spectrum, this rework from Vintage & Morelli swaps out the big melodic hooks for a more stripped-back drive, a pulsing tech house bassline and a smooth, glossy sheen of melody this time around, with it all dropping away for a proper progressive trance breakdown. Cleverly balanced in its appeal. 

Shuvit! - Dan Lissvik - Smalltown Supersound

In the mid '00s, Dan Lissvik caused the biggest waves in the Balearic pool with the now classic ‘West Coast’ album as Studio, and went on to score production points for the likes of A Mountain of One to Kylie. After somewhat of a hiatus, he makes a return and finds a suitable home amongst Smalltown Supersound with these three tracks of refined and sumptuously delivered disco-noir. Lush.