These two Italian hardcore DJ/producers have been rising through the ranks at an alarming rate, after last year's slew of killer productions. Continuing this trend for 2015, AniMe’s latest EP includes this collab, which has been destroying dancefloors on early promo already. With the hands up euphoric melody we’ve come to expect from Advanced Dealer, coupled with the cool bouncy beats AniMe is know for, this is certainly a winning combo. I hope to hear more from this duo in the future.
With a debut album ready to go on Double Six, Yannick Ilunga teases us with this solo-produced taster EP. And quite a thing of beauty it is too, echoes of Wild Beasts, Joy Division and Talking Heads, all overlaid through sparse productions that build and drop with equal measures of tension and harmony. In the legacy of emotive acts like Sebastien Tellier, a great signing for Double Six.
Italian hardstyle legend Tatanka’s tracks are always well-thought-out and unique productions, and this is no different, featuring a church organ in the breakdown (which has to be a first in hardstyle), building with big soaring melodies, before dropping with some raw beats and dark key changes. Still at the very top of his game after a decade in the scene — respect!
Heaviness from Pierre Codarin on Huxley and Jimmy Posters' Saints & Sonnets. 'First Date' — arguably not first date music — is superbly weird, while 'Trauma' lets loose an angular groove.