Review: The Unblock label hits its seventh release with a split EP featuring rising talents Tato and Tijn. The sound on the 12" fits right in with the previous transmissions from Tuccillo, Tomoki Tamura and more besides, taking a quirky approach to stripped down house and techno dynamics to create intriguing party fodder for inquisitive dancers. Tato's "Estic" does a wondrous job of twisting up tribal percussion with a snaking minimal groove, while "Lusyourmaind" brings a cheeky housey shuffle to the proceedings while keeping things a little mysterious in the same breath. Tijn's "Stranger Things" is a light and airy minimal house jam that contrasts neatly with the hook running through the centre of "Piano Tool".
Review: It's certainly not easy keeping up with Tuccillo. The relentlessly productive producer has been constantly firing off dancefloor bombs on labels as respected as Visionquest, One, Holic Trax and 8bit for years, but never before has he turned his hand to an album. Finally, he's decided to do the right thing and give us a deeper insight into his sound, and he's doing it on his own Unblock label. Fans will get everything they crave on A Part Of 20, as Tuccillo indulges his dancefloor sound and keeps the quality level as high as ever. There are some choice guest turns from vocalists on "Tonight", "Feeling Hot" and "Again", but throughout the album Tuccillo's commitment to the stripped down, emotive house groove remains constant.