Iron Curtis – The K.M.S. Years EP (Office)
Office Recordings 04 circles in memories: The record is about Iron Curtis’ time at Karl-Marx-Straße Berlin, where he used to live next door to label head Baaz and graphic designer Chris Fladung. Very nice and pumping house tunes. Great release!
2 Bit Crew – 2 Bit Crew 03 (2 Bit Crew)
By their standards, Danish duo 2 Bit Crew enjoyed a very productive 2014, releasing well-received singles on Deso, Luvdancin’ and their own self-titled imprint. Here they return to the latter with three more sumptuous chunks of tactile, arms-spread deepness. All tracks do have a nice, deep groovy and housy atmosphere!
Giammarco Orsini – Experiential Learning (Heko Records)
Italian imprints Heko Records starts the game with a young home talent Giammarco Orsini that delivers 2 brilliant tracks full of grooves and two remixes signed by the house master Transitive Elements and the French Half Baked resident Robin Ordell. This first edition is limited to 300 copies and won’t be released digitally!
Seuil – Chocolate Gangsta (Eklo)
Vinyl Only Release, Eklo 031 comes from label head Seuil, bringing some swing-time beats with Chocolate Gangsta Ep. A three-track package, the A side consists of two 909 swingy cuts, paying tribute to the 2000 s micro house sound. On the B side, a long and trippy house flavour for the late nights. Tainted with weird vocals to twist your mind.
Various Artists – Vol.1 (Rutilance)
This double 12” by Rutilance Recordings will blow you away. Proper house music by a bunch of different artists such as Janaret, Theo Muller, Marotti, Kicks, Ortella, Jon Jastszebski and DJ Steaw. Pumping kicks, awesome baselines and nice synths, what is not to like?
Route 8 – This Raw Feeling (Lobster Theremin)
Route 8 finally returns to Lobster Theremin with a very special four-track white label of emotive dreamscape house and heady techno. Expanding on the ideas and themes he explored on last years Dry Thoughts EP, Route 8 slides fresh out of his New Age synth shell for 2015, adding crystalline electro and tool-room clattering house to his emotionally charged sound palette.
Various Artists – Strength in Numbers (Thema)
All bets are off with the third vinyl sampler from Thema’s Strength In Numbers compilation, as the wide-reaching nature of the NYC label truly reveals itself with four varied and striking diversions into critical house music. Pressing on translucent, neon green coloured vinyl. Tracks by Mr. G, Cesare vs. Disorder, Raudive and Suburb.
Various Artists – Various Artists 02 (Sol Asylum Germany)
Sol Asylum is back with their usual bag of tricks: effective and minimalistic tech-house built for the floor all coated and packaged in beautiful artwork. First up, Spell remixes “Broken” by Odd into a wavey, dubby sort of joint; Julie Marghilano delivers the utterly shimmering “Dragon Drops”, and our favourite tech-house gal Miss Jools is as reliable as ever with her signature brand of percussive house on “Calima”.