Review: In You Records – Amsterdam VA Vol.1

The second major album to feature on The 5:15 dropping in time for this years ADE, after we reviewed OneFold DGTL‘s ADE Sampler, comes from In You Records and their handpicked selection of Tech House tasters. In only two years In You have already imprinted their sound onto thousands; up-front Tech House that just makes you want to dance, and this album is no different. A 15-strong platter with something to suit every crowd, each track adding a little extra variety, exactly what we expect of the yearly ADE targeted VAs that appear in our inbox.

In the interest of word counts we will select a handful of favourites from the release, but the entire album is worth exploring if you are looking for set gems for your sets. In no particular order…

01-Sheba-[Socials]

Mij Mack, Piers Baillie – Sheba (Original Mix)

A thick but simple bassline gives ‘Sheba’ some floor shaking power. Tribal percussion layers compliment the tribal chant vocals, similar to the recent hit ‘Tribesman’ by Solardo, to complete the track. Overall, a great tempo builder.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/3x6yGfWHUMgjr7kPz9gL9V

 

Josh Pearce – Get It Right (Luca Secco & Craftkind Remix)

An uplifting vocal track full of funk, breaks and percussion. The vintage-feel synth layers give ‘Get It Right’ a cutting edge and plenty of crowd controlling energy.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2znXHzGvI0JJ9ohk124UUd

 

Menesix – Emergency (Original Mix)

Heavy contrast between build-ups and drops make ‘Emergency’ a lot of fun. Vocal stabs, sirens, vinyl scratches and 90’s house feeling chords suddenly switch into a low flowing bassline, layered with crowd noise and a strong kick. Our pick of the release.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2e7PB8C3bt0X7Fz6b9ENIX

 

Fraser Whalen – Most Wanted (Original Mix)

As huge fans of his tracks ‘Grove St.’ and ‘GET UP’ for their straight up party vibes, we were a little surprised to hear ‘Most Wanted’, though not disappointed. A chunky bassline heavier than his previous releases makes for a slightly darker feel, with echoing vocal shots and immersive break downs. A powerful track.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/0Nfxsdr2B4fts2Ua3EZpPc

 

RIFFA, Rupert Wall – Main Power (Jovan Vucetic Remix)

This remix makes for a strong set weapon, with plenty of electronic samples and rolling snares, ‘Main Power’ does exactly what its name would suggest, injecting a lot of energy to any dance-floor. A great well rounded track that would suit many sets.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/6CksCpBJiTzG9HvsCnBIP0

 

04-Get-it-right-[Socials]

Tracks from Blu LeopardFAKE SELFAlex Twitchy and Andruss, Pinco, MXWLL, James DX, Hot Mustard, Andy Peimbert, and Casillas Twins complete this huge collaborative album.

Full Album Preview:

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/4c85R8D7NSUrOfh755Yk0A

 

Our Score: 7.5/10

Label: In You Records

Release Date: 06/10/17

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