"Great funky techno record. Energetic and organic-sounding."
It took a little while for the momentum to build behind Boratto’s return to the spotlight, though by the time he was unleashing ‘The Joker’ to a massive crowd at Kompakt’sparty at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), its dancefloor power had become known to many; even Above & Beyondwho aired it to tens millions at their ABGT100 broadcast at Madison Square Gardens. Boratto talks of a ‘movement’ in underground house where melody is being embraced once again, and with harmony always being his calling card, this was the perfect record to return him to the zeitgeist. One of the year’s best anthemic records.
Old farts at play all the way this month and though you couldn't exactly call this track a 'progression' from what Wu have done before, it's just glorious to hear them all back together again, an irresistible sense of triumph and drama that's impossible to hold back. Makes you miss ODB as well. The swarm is back on.
Luke Vibert is a certified badman, but here gets out-gullied by Falty DL on a remix that takes his ‘Stabs of Regret’ original to new heights, new spaces and places. Kinetic drums, schizoid synth patterns and the ability to squeeze breaks through a prism in a slightly different way deserve plaudits from all. Dope.