Review: Aurelien Riviere's work as Doubtingthomas has been a staple of the tech-house stronghold since the late 00s, and he is often cited as a name which brought zest and freedom to the genre, unlike many of his more loop-minded contemporaries. He returns to Eastenderz with a tactile three-tracker, headlined by "Dem Unbekannten", a bleepy technoid bullet which evolves ever so gently into an endlessly hypnotic tunnel of atmospherics. "Bastide" is similarly shape-shifting, except the execution is more mechanical and dub-minded, whereas swarm heads deep into the minimal whirlpool. Effective tools for the open-minded tech-head.
Review: The Eastenderz label drop their 20th outing to date, just in time for the Easter weekend! That means you'll be able to smash out some killer house on the floor, and these tools are just what you need to do be able to do that. Wickham's "Digsy" kicks off with a delightful injection of bass, pushing a fat groove over a vast 7 minutes of bounciness, while Viceversa's "Aden" tones the pace down and heads into the murkier end of the deep house scale. On the flip, Doubtingthomas comes thorugh with "Jegun", a space-age roller with vast synths extending the track's reach, leaving Cosmjn's "Butterfly Drop" to deliver one final shot of bass-driven house that can only be smashed out on a jam-packed dancefloor. Badness from the Eastenderz!