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COMPILATION: Various Artists - MadTech:Summer (MIXMAG COMP OF THE MONTH)

MadTech Records looks towards sun drenched terrace and warmer climes with its various artists ‘Summer 17’ compilation released 21st July.

Madhouse Records offshoot MadTech has been steadily rising up the ranks over the past few years, tipping the focus over to the more Techy end of the spectrum as the name would suggest the sub-label has welcomed the likes of Cera Alba, Bontan, Josh Butler and Montel onto its roster. Here though we see the label move away from the dark rooms and 3am stompers with a nod toward the summer, welcoming an array of hotly tipped contemporary house producers and some household names for this new compilation.

Man Without A Clue’s ‘In Da House’ sets the tone with frenzied rhythms, square wave choppy bass hits and jazzy synth licks before Wheats ‘Sensate’ introduces bright stab sequences, piano chords and diva vocal licks. Tommy Vercetti’s ‘Want Ya’ adds an infectious swing into the mix via 909 drums, organ hooks and hypnotic vocal shots. The recent Made By Pete & Hilton Caswell ft Jem Cooke ‘Remember’ also makes a welcome return on the package.

London’s Kalyde delivers a typically unique offering with ‘Snake Eyes’ fusing a gritty bass lead and acid blips with tension building strings and processed vocals before Mad Villains strip things back to bumpy bass, filtered vocals and direct four-four drums. Golf Clap deliver ‘Rush’ to follow, a raw groove-driven number led by a snaking low end drive and an amalgamation of stabs and vocal hits ahead of closing cut Copy Paste Soul’s smooth arpeggio and airy pad fuelled ‘Mistical’.

MadTech’s ‘Summer 17’ compilation is out now.

    Man Without A Clue – In Da House
    Wheats – Sensate
    Tommy Vercetti – Want Ya
    Made By Pete & Hilton Caswell ft. Jem Cooke – Remember
    Kalyde – Snake Eyes
    Mad Villains – Baby ft. Rai Knight
    Golf Clap - Rush
    Copy Paste Soul - Mistical

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