Review: Time for the host to show up: HomeMadeZucchero co-founder Giesse gets in the game with a one track EP plus Demdike Stare's rmx able to fully scan one composition from two absolutely different perspectives. Main track Goji is a deep and overwhelming embrace among decadent IDM sounds, grooves oscillating between jungle and drum'n'bass, and rarefied atmospheres based on vague hip-hop reminiscences turned into echoing and saturnine shards.
The remix brought by Demdike Stare, strips the original piece to its bare bone by subtracting elements and shaping everything in three different blocks, working like independent acts that climax in a stunning drums maelstrom and resolves into a dramatic ending tending to a relentless sonic collapse.
Review: After 7 club-orientated releases that have found their way into a wide variation of record bags from Midland, Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos, Ryan Elliot, Craig Richards, to Patrick Topping, INSTINCT goes further into his sound over 10 tracks for the LP. Not to be missed.
Shine On Through (feat Mountain & Karina Ramage) (1:00)
Kosa (feat Keeno) (1:00)
The Encounter (feat Bop) (1:00)
Miles Ahead (feat DJ Marky) (1:00)
Morning Sunrise (feat Danny Wheeler, G Force & Blu James) (1:00)
Tokyo '96 (feat SPY) (1:00)
Show Me How You Feel (1:00)
Dive (feat Polaris) (1:00)
Liberta (feat Urbandawn) (1:00)
Living For (feat Paul T & Edward Oberon) (1:00)
Mystic Crystals (feat Technimatic) (1:00)
Nexus (feat Pola & Bryson) (1:00)
Merchant Blessing (feat MC Conrad) (1:00)
Review: Makato is often cited as one of the pioneering founders of Japan's drum & bass scene. He's now up to his sixth studio album and it finds his airy, rolling, sweet flowing beats all present and correct. "Tomodachi Sessions" derived from a series of collaborations with close friends who have all played a part in his 25 year career. DJ Marky, S.P.Y, Bop and MC Conrad all feature and lend their own personalities to an album that offers celebratory hands in the air tracks like "Shine On Through" next to more late night dancers like "Transparent" and melodic explorations like "Show Me How You Feel".