Boomkat Product Review:
Spatial's Infrasonics imprint expands its remit with a new release featuring the debut productions from Ike Release and two gems from underground stepper Hot City. While the label has become known for Spatial's pristine 2-step refluxes, this instalment moves from the darker edges of the floor into the dancing zone with Ike Release's two breakstep meets dubtech styles, carving out hard-skipping rhythms and low-rubbing garage bass under bright and airy dubchord sequences sounding like the best of London's current rave styles transplanted to somewhere in Berlin. Hot City makes sure it comes crashing back to London on his pair of winners though, starting with the EBM kicks of 'Setting Me Free' fashioned into something far funkier and late-90's urban-garage-bleep styled. Check his killer Fact mix for all the reference points that never really reached the North back then! His 'No More' cut follows with a very tasty rave-house anthem in the making. Massive twelve.