Boomkat Product Review:
Vector Lovers kick off this latest Soma selection with 'A Field', whose test tone beginnings are fairly in keeping with the title, faintly suggesting a bit of an electromagnetic induction vibe, I suppose. Next up comes some good old-fashioned IDM from Black Dog, followed by a trancey nine minuter from the Slam camp. Repeat Repeat provide a high calibre remix of Let's Go Outside's 'I'll Lick Your Spine' that melds solid minimal beat programming with some darkside sauciness from a mucky female vocal. It all thickens up a bit during the compilation's mid-section, with Silicone Soul's tuneful '3am' and Funk D'Void's soulful electrohouse. Lee Van Dowski's 'The Strike Pandemonium' marks another peak with lots of high end, digital definition on the compressed beat and a panoramic synth delay maxing out the spatial dynamics of the mix. Changing the tone, My Robot Friend's 'Rapture' gets a Vector Lovers overhaul, which is all very pop-friendly and civilised, only for Alex Smoke's reductive reworking of The Unknown Wanderer's 'Don't Start Just Finish It' to turn things around again.