Tony Lionni feat Maria Marcial – Do You Believe EP

April 30, 2014 in Singles

Tony Lionni Do You Believe Madhouse RecordsManc producer Tony Lionni, who lives in Berlin these days, returns to Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records for this three-track EP.

The title cut, in its original form, is a mellow, trad-style soulful houser that recalls the likes of Ananda Project or Stephanie Cooke, albeit its sweetly tinkling ivories and even sweeter full vocal from Ms Marcial are accompanied by a ruff-edged Chi-town bassline that gives the track that little extra bite. Francois Dubois, AKA Funk D’Void, gives us a helpfully-titled Francois Dubois AKA Funk D’Void Remix that, with its sparser, techier production and downpitched vocal, is aimed straight at the afterhours floors, while rounding out the package is the instrumental Black Orchid, presented here in Martin Patino Remix form – a considerably pacier affair than …Believe with lively, skippy beats reminiscent of early UKG.

It’s the Funk D’Void mix that takes top honours for me, but all three cuts are quality for sure.

Out: This week

About: Find Madhouse on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Nir Shoshani – Singular EP

April 28, 2013 in Singles

Nir Shohani Singular EP Punch MusicGonna try and rattle quite quickly through a few bits tonight… TIWWD is in the middle of packing to move house at the moment and time is short.

Kicking off tonight then we have a five-tracker from Israel’s Nir Shoshani, coming of course on Punch Music – the label he co-owns that’s been making a serious impact on the world techno stage these past couple of years. The darkly melodic and constantly evolving Midnight Sail would be my pick, but the chunkier Sinai is also pretty groovy in a Bladerunner-esque kinda way, while collabs with Roland M Dill and the legendary Funk D’Void (the disco-stabbed Scorpio’s Theme) should serve to pique the interest of many buyers, too.

Out: This week

About: You can find Punch Music on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Nadja Lind & Paul Loraine – Making A Difference [Remixed]

February 26, 2013 in Singles

Nadja Lind Paul Loraine Making A Difference LucidflowIt’s been a long, hectic day, so just the one review tonight, and we’re gonna head into deep but house-ified techno territory with this latest from the ever-excellent Lucidflow, featuring some big name remixes of a cut that was first out in 2011 (er, I’m told, must have passed yours truly by at the time).

The original of Making A Difference puts several contrasting vocals – a woman talking about “making a difference, leading a more compasstionate life,” Arab-sounding female wails and blues-y male woahs – over crisp beats and an ominous, yet strangely comforting bassline. The Helmut Erbritsch remix is quite similar but perhaps with a little more big room drama, while Funk D’Void takes us into funk-fuelled Detroit-y pastures and the mighty Silicone Soul serve up a Hypnohouse Dub that does very much what it says on the tin, bringing the ethereal arabesque vox to the fore and adding all manner of subtle bleeps and wibbles to keep fried minds guessing.

For me, it’s a toss-up between the Original and the Silicon Soul rub but truth be told, there’s not a duff cut in sight. A superb package.

Out: This week

About: You can find Lucidflow on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Vince Watson – Reshapes

June 30, 2012 in Singles

Vince Watson Rehapes Bio
Something of a killer remix package here, as Vince Watson hands over five of his own tracks, on his own Bio label, to a bunch of remixers. And you just might have heard of some of them… Joris Voorn works his magic on Intuitions, Funk D’Void takes on A Very Different World, Steve Rachmad remixes Aurelon, Psycatron does the honours on Pressure and DJ Rolando serves up a rerub of Sequential.
With big-hitting names like that on board you don’t really need to me to explain too much I don’t think… suffice to say if tough, techy house/prog and house-y techno are your bag then this EP will suit you down to the ground, with Funk D’Void’s deep, constantly evolving and indeed somewhat epic take on A Very Different World taking top honours for me.
Out: This week
About: Can’t seem to find a Bio website as such, but here’s Mr Watson’s own website, Facebook and Soundcloudlinks… you can HEAR THIS for yourself at the latter.