I said it the first time I heard it and I’ll say it again: ‘Cold Grip’ feels like Bloom’s taken this whole industrial grime thing way too far. Like, bro, there’s fully no turning back now. I don’t know how you could even match the depth of the 'Hydraulics' EP’s caverns, let alone work to beat it. Still, it’s nice to know the lad hasn’t just been sitting around painting watercolours for the last 18 months...
“The original of this track is brilliant, but the remix sees Headhunterz put his distinct touch on it to take it to the next level. Guaranteed dancefloor destroyer.”
Argentinian don Hernan Cattaneo wields ‘Fragile Circle’ like a weapon in his ‘Balance’ series mix. It’s a progressive masterpiece that channels the classic moments of the genre, its heavy Latin percussion offering the perfect frame for the melodic elements to weave gently in and out of. Classic or not, it’s produced with such richness that it’s almost like it’s organic and alive.
Killer new-wave/disco hybrid from Jonathan Kusuma, who reaches out from his base in Indonesia to Parisian label I’m A Cliché. Four tracks feverishly whip up energy with incessant bass arpeggios and strobing disco fx, resulting in a wild ride that falls somewhere between the sounds of It’s A Fine Line and In Flagranti. Brilliantly original material from a producer that deserves a lot of attention from now on.