Review: Showtime ladies and gentlemen, Desert Sound Colony's Holding Hands reaches the big one-oh with Gallegos and Baby Rollen and the results are every bit as sweaty and heavy as you'd hoped they'd be. Gallegos kicks off solo with the acid stampede "Blue Mountain" before Baby comes on board with "Underwater". Strutting breaks with just the right levels of dubby synths and elastic acid; this could easily be a 1999 jam. Flip to the B for some even hairier escapades as "B45" digs even deeper into breakbeat culture with a stripped back b-boy feel and velveteen rave pads before Gallegos finishes the EP with the stunning piano-tickled curveball "SHOULDACOULDAWOULDA". Rave on!
Review: This slick package of high grade weaponry is the second and final part of the Gargoyle Classics reissues series. It turns attention to Baltimore in the mid 90s, a time when techno, IDM, electro, rave and breaks were all freely colliding with one another. The result is a four tracker that you would have a hard time placing given its timeless appeal. From the slick electro techno funk of "I Said" to the more bouncy techno remix via the turbo charged bass of "Ten After 3" and freaky sci-fi work out that is "Do You Believe" (Space Evader mix), this is perfectly red hot tackle.