Ghetto Funk's signature hip-shaking midtempo vibe is in full effect on this double-header of squelchy, organic bass and chunky breakbeats. Bristol's Howla takes a soulful female vocal and shakes out a killer slice of brass-fuelled wiggle-funk on 'Gunfunk', before Guildford's Wbbl joins him in the studio on the manic, jazzy ass-shaker that is 'Crazy Paver'. A brace of bouncy floorfillers from a couple of welcome new names on the scene.
Brand new act Audiometrics take on this classic hardstyle track by one half of Showtek, DJ Duro, showcasing that for a brand new act on the scene they already have their production values nailed down to compete with the best. Keep an eye on these guys into 2015...
Whatever rock Martin Freeland’s been hiding under for the last decade, I’m damn glad he’s emerged from it. ‘Vice Versa’ certifies that M.W.N.N. has all the life skills necessary to exist in Goa trance’s second golden age.
Trance’s goggle-eyed fixation with ‘Adagio’ takes another turn. One of two new versions that dropped literally side by side into the inbox the other week, Sixma’s comes underpinned by industrial levels of side chain compression and tremulous wobble-bass. Like Tiësto’s treatment, Mark’s lead is of the caustically bleached-out variety. Unlike Tiësto’s, it does away, almost entirely with the (titular) strings.