Hospital's little sister sure knows how to pick ‘em. No stranger to the scene, well-respected Sunchace sets out to soothe away worldly woes with this beautiful collection of downtempo tracks. Starting in the realms of minimalism, the intro creates a synth-led skeleton, the bass and beats as subtle and natural as a heartbeat, with a power and dependence to match. The track's brought to life by the silky, soulful vocal.
Muscular new-wave/disco hybrid on Tronik Youth’s Nein label, which has maintained quality levels throughout their catalogue. Part of the UK’s Clueless System Crew, Spanish production duo, Dr Beat & Borja Campion as Two Mamarrachos, have settled into a new sound, following the years spinning acid house. This lively label debut sees strong mixes from the likes of Rodion, Factory Floor, Pete Herbert & Phil Mison under their Reverso 68 guise, and Damon Gee.
Rebourne is back with another monstrous single. After his Money Shot in last month's issue, he teams up with Faizar to deliver what in my opinion is a modern-day take on hard trance. Featuring epic catchy main melody, spoken male sampled vocal and oozing with power and drive on all of the drops. Rebourne has defined his sound and I hope we see a lot more releases from him this year.
Anjunabeats newcomer Jason Ross delivers a titan of a bigroom record here. Propelled with an extravagant stomp that explodes with rolling percussion and big, techy synth stabs, those grooves are just so polished. When the breakdown hits, it’s rueful emotion instead of overcooked melodrama, but of course that’s before the euphoric melodies detonate after the drop. It might come from the Anjuna camp, but this record is versatile enough to work for an array of main stage DJs. Stadium-strength ‘Trance 2.0’ doesn’t get any better than this.