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Everything on Jacktone is essential, especially the genre-shattering records from Lone Dancer.
Gene Hunt is frequently compared to Ron Hardy, but with records like this Gene can make a fair claim to being the next Larry Heard.
Everyone needs a little nitroglycerin in their sets and "The Acid" will blow a f---ing hole in your head.
Crazy remixes from Spence Chicago and Leandro Di make this Smashing Trax EP irresistible.
Plastik People serves up more rare UK Garage tracks. There's much in Danny J Lewis' amazing UKG catalog that still needs to be heard and this is a great leap into it.
Hot wired: a frenzy of percussion captured on wax by DJ Pepo's Synthesis.
The 2013 Nathan Adams track "I Wonder" gets some expert remixes from Louie Vega and Sean McCabe on the latter's Good Vibrations label.
Like an R&B ballad fractured and pieced back together in a new, dynamic shape, "I Am Love" by Giorgio Luceri and Gregg Fore is a triumph.
Daisy Cutter by JEM is one of the most slickly produced experimentally inclined records I've heard in all of 2018.
Memoirs of Naive from Art Crime is bursting with beauty, from emotional techno through deep house on into disconnected and ethereal ambience. Out in July 2018 on vinyl from Private Persons in Russia.
Gianni Bini & The Rituals let the music do the talking on his new smooth house track from veteran Italian label Oceantrax.
The Beginning from Another Day shows every side of Spencer Kincy aka Gemini's multifaceted music talents.
This split EP features Autre and D Roots, two up and coming producers remixed by Juju and Jordash and Hiver.
Re-Animator from Ironfist and Madame de Fer is brutalism in sound and marks the debut of Rabotat Records from Los Angeles.
5 Magazine's Terry Matthew sits down for a cover story with French Deep House producer and DJ Brawther, following the release of his amazing debut album Transient States.
The journey is the reward on this back of the crate selection, Dixia Sirong's Di Er EP, released in early 2018 by Inner Balance.
Rousing deep house and techno from Whim-ee and Myles Sergé on the Technorama-released Community EP, featuring superb remixes from Detroit's Norm Talley and Plural.
Disco lives on! Reel People cover "Can't Fake The Feeling" with Navasha Daya on vox & the legendary John Morales cutting tape.
The original mix of Tanz Exotique from Cowboy Rhythmbox's 4th EP sounded like a grab bag of samples run through the mind of an idiot savant until they came together as a near note-perfect track.
Deep stabs and dives into soul - they cut the edge off the electro on "Feel It Now," a new single from South African producer Cornelius SA and Zimbabwean-born vocalist Jackie Queens.