Ah, it is that time of the year again. ADE.
Accompanied with the Amsterdam Dance Event, an influx of new music from DJs large and small quickly fill taste-maker and label promo inboxes all around Europe.
The first release we will be taking a look at is OneFold’s sub-label – OneFold DGTL and their ‘ADE Sampler’ album. This 8-track VA is overflowing with high-energy Tech House monsters. There is atleast one track in here for everyone, from bass lovers to more classic house fans, with a few we would tip to break into the Beatport charts, after seeing the crowd reaction to when we have played them out. Full breakdown below…
Carl Antony – Diddy Bom (Original Mix): Full with distorted vocals and fx. Having no clear defined breaks and drops allows the track to maintain its energy from start to finish. Head-bopper for those late night weary shoulders. 7/10
Electrik Cat – Making Music (Original Mix): Weird and wonderful. A brilliant show stopping second break down with a generous helping of crowd chants and whistles give the track a little edge. 8/10
Fraser Whalen & Jacque Saravante – Pump Up The House (Original Mix): The track title gives everything away here. A running low bassline and fiery percussion layers give that classic feel. Great early doors floor mover. 7.5/10
Joaquin Koen – Classic Style (Original Mix): Similarly to his ‘Rock & Flow’ EP that we reviewed last month, Joaquin Koen produces another high-energy vintage Tech House groove. Heavy hats, rolling snares and warping chords, the trademark sound we are coming to expect from a Joaquin Koen production. 6.5/10
LATECOMER & ALBT – Time out (Original Mix): Vocal shouts and rolling snares. Nice little two-stepper, using a tribal drum pack to great effect here. 7/10
Luke Hassan – Who Got Yo Back (Original Mix): Addictive and memorable vocals, thick and funky bassline, punchy drops. Great little tempo builder in mainroom sets. 8/10
Ryan Shepherd – Hip-Hop-Loco (Original Mix): Our pick of the release. Seriously fun, funky and heavy dancefloor weapon. Vintage sound samples and strong crowd-pleaser vocals, perfect for prime-time set energy. Big. 9/10
Wobble&BlackArt – Hurting Bombs (Original Mix): All the makings of a Tech House classic, huge rolling snares and synth stabs, a chunky bassline and change-tempo break downs give the whole track great dancefloor effect. A fantastic DJ tool to have ready on those USBs. 7.5/10
Our Score: 7.5/10 (Full Album)
Label: OneFold DGTL
Traxsource Exclusive: 13/10/17
Worldwide Release: 27/10/17