Review: Mella Dee's Warehouse Music doesn't try to be smart or clever, but it does bang, and what more can you ask for from a dance producer? The title of his latest suggests he was in a particularly direct mood when putting these tracks together and so it proves: "Techno Belter" is built on big, bulky drums with prickly synth details, and "Silver Street" has wonky chords bringing an inebriated feel to the cantering kicks below. Floatation Device does a great job of sprinkling in some cosmic dust on his mix of "Jack U Later" and "Stack Select" is pure Jeff Mills minimalism. Great stuff.
Review: Mella Dee's much loved and hugely impactful Warehouse Music label is back with more of its big room bangers from the boss himself. "Sidney Street" is pure bait, with a naughty bassline that harks back to an old school garage sound and has fist pumping vocals, while "Dev Green" layers in cantering techno kicks and haunting pads for a more spooky vibe. There's then a more high speed but just as kicking groove on "Eccy Road" which is hyper speed, paranoid and infectious. The clipped techno funk on "Copley Road" closes out a very versatile and useful EP.