The Grind

Featuring a classic house music gospel monologue for those needing to see the light, Alpha Zoo, he of the ‘Popo’ programme, gets deep, funky and diligent for Artwrk. ‘The Grind’ demonstrates the sort of dancelfoor tunnel vision that won’t be put off its stride, pledging allegiance to a bassline pivot, and watching all other production…

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Want U

A feat of engineering given ‘Want U’ is a slow burner reaching heady heights in just over three minutes, Taras van de Voorde tinkers with the essence of classic house. As hypnotic as he is down to earth, the Rotterdam producer is clear-cut in his execution – vocal and piano loops provide a natural warmth,…

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Insane World

Enter the ‘Insane World’ of Belgium’s Maxi Meraki – actually it’s not as crazy as that, being a deep melodic roller, but the faintly somber vibe in deep concentration, provides ideal salvation for a recovering clubbing community. Ethereal vocals strike out to apply a short sharp shock to the system, an almost out of body…

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People (Hold On)

The return of the deadly Waste Only duo looks out over the warehouse and moves to the grinding of wall-to-wall bodies, following their previous artwrk bid to ‘Break the Needle’. While everybody’s doing their own thing, the proclamation of ‘People (Hold On)’ rallies the masses with convincing assurance, as much as it sounds like a…

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Popo

Defining the rules of the dancefloor from A through to Z, Rotterdam’s Beatport-scaling Alpha Zoo gets ‘Popo’ popping. In at the deep end and activated by the sort of endless bassline chug that flips hip bones for miles around, Alpha Zoo strategically drops in rap samples and catchy computerized stabs, and jumbles the glitching title…

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Break The Needle

No time to Waste: artwrk newcomer Waste Only aims to put turntables in a chokehold with a funky but dead serious piece of prime time house, pinned by an addictive chord stab and percussion skittering around it. With a commanding loop of vocal joining in, the producer duo claims the W with something deep and…

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Way Too Long

Funky feels from Antwerp’s Maxi Meraki, targeting the Balearic hot spots he’s become accustomed to with deep, focused house composing suave vocals and pianos striding about the place with a splash of salsa to them. While there’s plenty of groove as standard from the Roger Sanchez/Mark Knight-supported spinner – springy bass, a warm blast of…

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