Review: Tessellate are back for their sixth release, with another one by France's Xavier Dusclaux AKA Armless Kid. After a number of impressive outings on the likes of Rekids, Let's Play House and Traxx Underground, Dusclaux turns to the London based label with three riveting tracks for any dancefloor occasion. From the hi-tech soul of "Drop Down" and it's honorable nod to the Detroit sound (not to mention an evocative rework by hot duo Opal Sunn) to the swing-fuelled tech house hypnotism of "Category" (featuring MJOG) and the sensual late night deepness of "Les Bo Jours" (Wonky Funky) - this certainly is one well rounded EP by an ascendant producer.
Review: Following fine EPs from T. Jacques and Armless Kid, Tessellate's third single of 2020 comes courtesy of London-based Kylin Tyce. While the producer's previous EP for Oldivibes, January 2019's "Conscience", delivered warm and drowsy tech-house goodness, his latest EP explores the hybrid UK garage/tech-house style that's currently all the rage. Opener "Do Your Thing" is a sexy and seductive slab of bouncy two-step blessed with seriously weighty sub-bass, while "Further South" fixes classic garage organ stabs, dreamy deep house chords and tasty saxophone motifs to a lolloping house groove. Tyce explores the Todd Edwards school of late '90s speed garage on brilliant flipside opener "Thinkin'", before the "Perception Mix" re-casts the same track as a hot-stepping slab of tooled-up two-step.