Review: Clearly in deference to the Artificial Intelligence era of techno, Dendren appears seemingly out of nowhere with a double pack album that makes all the right moves in lush, ambient techno. While the formula of plush pads and synths over jagged drum machine beats may be familiar, it's not often captured with the right spirit in these times. However Dendren has got it just right, and manages to keep things interesting between the nine tracks by pitching in with varied keys and some off beat sampling which hints at the younger age of the music. Amidst all the dreamy floatation tank techno, you can even hear a slither of Moon B-style boogie courtesy of the cold-chilling "Yes Or No".
Review: After the well-received Dendren double-pack, Untangle follow suit swiftly with another mysterious slab of wax from the hitherto unknown Hotel Crew. With the craftily titled Room Service EP, they make four stout testaments to the emotional depths deep house can travel to. With a focus on blissful swathes of blue-hued melody, each of the tracks is positively doused in regal plumes of synths to varying ends. "Endless Corridor" may pack a little more funk than the rest with its squelchy bassline and nagging hats, while "You Wanted Me" strips everything back to a veritable floatation tank of dub echoes, but really the whole record glides in its own seductive way.