Review: Newcomer JVXTA has been spotted previously on his own label Hardmatter, but you wouldn't think it's early days for the UK producer listening to the assured NY house flex of his guaranteed dancefloor bomb "Brawn." It also stand to reason that promising new Big Apple house label Homage have reached out across the Atlantic to make a fruitful connection, resulting in a crucial grip of contemporary house jams with classic touches in all the right places. As well as the garage swing of "Brawn" there's uptempo strutting aplenty to be had with "Rudy's Disc 31," while "When We Kiss" takes things in a sweeter, deeper direction. "State Of Nature" throws down tribal percussion and woozy synths for a heady track that contrasts neatly with the other more upfront offerings.
Review: Mr. Sunshine is a new production duo hailing from London, and they're not pulling any punches as they land on HOMAGE with nothing to lose and everything to prove. "U Don't Know Me" is a truly deadly tech house bomb laced with massive bass flex and choppy vocals flown in from the UK garage tradition. Justin Cudmore turns the original into an acid-laced thumper precision engineered for the peak time. On the B-side, "My Knife" brings more wobbly b-line badness to get the kids freaking, and then "God Chord" brings a more urgent techy jack revolving around a mean bass and refined synth lead.