And speaking of labels who haven’t graced TIWWD for a while… I do really like Riva Starr’s Snatch! label, and they do send me stuff… it’s just that they never, EVER include a release date. So I can’t review their releases because I have no idea whether what they’ve sent came out two weeks ago or isn’t out for another three months. Luckily, though, they’ve entrusted this ‘best of’ set to the Defected empire (specifically sub-label ITH), who do grasp the basics of promo… so finally Snatch! can get some TIWWD love.
So, Square Pegs Round Holes, then. It’s a two-disc affair, with one disc home to 15 gems from the back catalogue and the other containing 15 previously unreleased and/or forthcoming nuggets, all lovingly blended together by Riva Starr himself. With the promo mixes not trackmarked, it’s hard to tell exactly which track is which, but better-known names involved include Santos, Pirupa, Tuccillo, &ME, Deepshakerz, Sascha Sonido, Kaiserdisco and David Keno, while the music runs the house gamut from deep to tech to acid… with the emphasis on jackin’ party vibes, with nary a slip on the quality front along the way, and with both mixes flowing smoothly from start to finish.
It’s a pity there’s no unmixed version, but still, a finer 2hrs 35mins of non-stop house goodness you’ll be pushed to find this month.
Out: Last week
About: You can find Snatch! on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.