Review: The Sound Warrior label focusses on releasing music by female house and techno producers, an extended collection of women who share a similar vision of dance music. The label is run by Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini 9 - the latter being part of NY's Plan B imprint alongside DJ Spider - and the girls are back with two new faces for the label's fourth outing. Daniela La Luz's "Milkus" is a mid-tempo chugger with evil percussion and a funky chord hook, while "The Only" by Whim EE is darker, more deranged and of a lo-fi nature. On the flip, Mayanja's "Night Walker" is a tribal affair with a deep, growling bassline and "Limbic Resonance" by Dakini 9 is the hardest cut of them all, the certified techno head-nodder among the deeper tracks. Tough.
Review: Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini 9's Sound Warrior label continues to fly the flag for female house producers, this time inviting North Carolina DJ Lady Fingers to make an appearance with the smoky throwdown of "Depth". Mayanja herself then steps up with the ethereal, broken beat tones of "Get Off My Back," Berlin-based Ena Lind takes things in a dramatic, evocative direction on "High & Over" before Lady Blacktronika delivers her inimitable style of shimmering house music with the hi-hat shaking "Chance Of Love." Executed with warmth and intrigue, the Warrior Formulation 12" is another direct hit for Sound Warrior - as if we expected anything less.
Review: Hitting their third release with a fierce selection of fighting tones, the Warrior Sound imprint continues to draw on the immediate circle of artists hovering around the Plan B crew to deliver forward thinking and downright dirty house and techno tackle. Jay Mond leads the way with the abrasive synth tones and brooding atmosphere of "Green Adventures", before Jenifa Mayanja cools the flaring tempers with the swirling, melodic warmth of "Wide Asleep". Lilith turns up the heat with the steamy bass-laden groove of "Shadow Boxing" and label boss Dakini9 has a stubborn thump at work on "NRG & Power" with subtle touches of melody and sampling drifting over the top.