Review: Casa Voyager records has scored something of a coup here by persuading Detroit's Filthiest - better-known as ghetto-tech and booty bass veteran DJ Nasty - to share some of his "Private Stock" of club-ready cuts. He begins in confident mood via "Dolemite", a brilliant fusion of fizzing '80s funk synths, ghetto-tech attitude and bumpin' electro drums, before unleashing the buzzing electronics and punishing beats of "Trauma". Curiously, there's a little UK garage flava to snappy and soul-fired flipside opener "Deuce and a Quarter", while "The Chase Scene" is as warm, musically rich and melodious as anything the producer has released to date (and that's saying something).
Review: Casa Voyager's second release comes courtesy of Kosh, a producer who debuted on the label's previous, compilation style 12". The '80s electro revivalist kicks things off with "Catch the Train", where ghostly, Kraftwerk style synth melodies and punchy vocal samples cluster around a Drexciya style rhythm track, before wrapping spacey, Motor City style electronics in crunchy breakbeats on "Null 212". B-side opener "Electronic Setups" is a drifting, intergalactic and evocative shuffle through deep electro pastures, while "Bug in the System" combines snappy electro beats and squeezable acid bass with the kind of beguiling, almost melancholic chords more often found in early '90s ambient records.