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03 - The Parallel - ExAequo

Colin McKeown has been putting out records for the past five years, mixing musical Detroit influences with sharp dancefloor rhythms — and this release is one of the most well-rounded examples of his work. ‘Distance’ kick-starts the release with firing percussion and passionate chord surges while ‘Neutrino’ sees him veer into dub techno territories, as machine-gun claps provide the backdrop for expansive chords. Finally, the shimmering chords and dreamy pads of ‘Responder’ point to the need for McKeown to finally record an album.

 
Lucy in the Sky EP - Alt-A - V.I.M. RECORDS

Sturdy psy-tech here from Huddersfield-based producer Mark Holbrook. Lead track 'Lucy in the Sky' (thankfully not in any way a Beatles cover) samples some wigged-out American nutters going on about connections to the divine while Holbrook smashes out massive synth chords with one hand and waves his lighter furiously in the air with the other. Support tracks 'Hallucinations', 'Sonic Overload' and 'Beside Me' all follow a similar psy-trance-influenced path, with Holbrook showing off an impressive knack for euphoric keyboard work and weirdy-beardy samples, should you like that sort of thing. 

Showtime - Advanced Dealer feat MC Axis - Traxxtorm

One of the hottest rising talents in the hardcore scene, hailing from Italy, Advanced Dealer eases off the gas (relatively speaking, of course) for a bouncy triplet, super euphoric anthem. The happy melody reminds me of some of the early Art of Fighters work from the turn of the millennium with its erratic intensity. This track even seems to break the golden hardcore rule, and pitches the kick to follow the melody when it drops. A production technique used in hardstyle, but usually frowned upon in the rougher hardcore sound. But the support this track has had on the scene shows to break the mould and make a hit, you have to throw the rulebook away.

Skin Deep - Solis & Sean Truby feat Audrey Gallagher - Infrasonic Records

A little help from Audrey Gallagher on vocals and Standerwick capably twiddling remix knobs helps Solis and Sean to the duo’s biggest hit to date. Well-produced, hooky and compelling gear.