There’s a bit of production mojo back in Levente Márton’s Sunny Lax system of late. After last month’s ‘Karma’ on Anjunabeats, ‘Luna’s gracefully castaway melodica continues to rally his cause.
Timely cover of Womack & Womack's classic 'Teardrops' anthem in a midtempo breakbeat stylee, though not really a patch on the original. Remixes come from Jayl Funk, Jump the Gun and label boss man chief D-Funk.
Cyber Dance head Ali Renault takes time for another superb release on his discreet minimal wave/disco transmittal, Vivod. The title track is a midtempo, mechanical ballad, detailed with wistful, veiled synth touches expressing a deep, ultramarine mood. The b-side, the brisk ‘Birdial’ is steered by a propulsive motorik and a strong, melodic lead; this is some of the best material Renault has produced, pulling two needed tracks into one hardy single release.
Having studied Sound Design & Music Production at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, you would expect the music of Dorian Concept to have a certain creative edge… and that it does. Limbering up for the release of his forthcoming full-length, ‘Draft’ is an understated but heady mix of fluid sound design, deep basslines and techy two-step beats, all cosseted within a rich analogue warmth.