Xxx 004 – Part One [XXX0041]

“XXX004 is a compilation that will take you on a trip full of emotions. We carefully selected nine different tracks by nine different artists released on two different vinyl, suitable for all type of situations. Part one is dancefloor ready with four tracks produced by artists from all over Europe. The cover is designed by artofsomething, a well known artist in Amsterdam nightlife. His artwork fits perfectly with the infinite nature of this release. Watch the dance floor while playing them out loud.

Simple Symmetry – Xxx002 [XXX02]

Having initially made their name as off-kilter disco producers, Simple Symmetry first ventured into the world of melodious deep house with last year’s Near East Confusion on Low Budget Family. Here the Russian duo delivers the second EP on Holland’s XXX label, unveiling a trio of new cuts. They begin with the curious but entertaining Italo disco-deep house fusion of “Chemical Wedding Of Christian Rosenkreutz” before moving into deeper, more tactile territory with the Steve Hillage guitars, dreamy chords and chugging grooves of “Best Ice Cream In Guwahati”. The latter is remixed by Public Possession’s Marvin & Guy, who emphasize the track’s sleazier elements. Arguably best of all, though, is “Whip Me In The Saloon”, which sounds like a cracking tribute to mid-80s Chicago house with added piano solos.