DJ Fronter brings the tribal bounce to 1605 in a twofold drum attack. It's the vocal manipulation of the title track that gets things going, as a juicy sub bass makes the groove even tighter, while choppy drums bump and grind accordingly. "I Do Not Understand" is the equivalent of a sonic monster, with pitched vocals over a sharp rhythm section. Meanwhile, an aggressive bassline and constant rises kick things up a notch or three.
Artist: DJ Fronter Label: 1605 Music Therapy Cat. No.: 1605107 Release Date: 18.07.2012
Once again we have unearthed some precious gems of the groove variety for our newest volume of the Platform series. Starting off with some serious groove business, Hellomonkey's hypnotic vibe is closely followed by Unique & Adoo's "Duplex" and the Tech House mood continues as Oscar L & Joseph DL come up with their quirky offering. Things toughen up with "We Love Bangers", bringing the stabs and galloping bass to the table, before Paul Strive houses things up once again with the subliminal "Thesis".
Artist: Various Artists Label: 1605 Music Therapy Cat. No.: 1605108 Release Date: 25.07.2012
Milestones are never forgotten. When "Sunshine" was doing the rounds back in the day, everyone and their mother was on it, and rightly so. Naturally it was up to 1605 to bring the anthem of anthems to the spotlight once again and hit everyone where it hurts, with five completely different renditions. Umek sets the record straight with a monstrous interpretation, ready to stand the test of times to come. The journey continues with D. Ramirez and his bouncing version, while Uto Karem goes the subliminal route. The mighty Filterheadz themselves have done a hi-octane 2012 remix, Filthy Rich goes for a luscious vibe, and in case you misplaced it, or have been living under a rock for the past years, the original mix is here as well.
Artist: Various Artists Label: 1605 Music Therapy Cat. No.: 1605109 Release Date: 06.08.2012
Release/catalogue number: BTIC055 Release date: Aug 6, 2012
01. Christian Smith - Indulge Me [Plus 8 Records] 02. Oscar L - All About The Music [Sphera] 03. UMEK - Coridor To Jungle [Agile] 04. Steve kid - Disturbed [Soundcloud] 05. Roland M Dill - Tacit Blue [Herzblut] 06. Mazu - Temple Transfer (Nicole Moudaber Remix) [Waveform] 07. Sam Paganini - Eros [Drumcode] 08. Riva Starr & Ramon Tapia - Freedom [Snatch!] 09. Winx vs Nic Fanciuli - Don't Laugh 2012 [Saved] 10. Redhead - Black Mornings [Respect] 11. Roy RosenfelD - Paid Off  12. Kernel Key - Omnia Tempus Habent (Oliver Giacomotto Remix) [Definitive] 13. Adoo & Unique - Duplex  14. Jay Lumen & Gary Beck - Lotus [Drumcode] 15. Sons Of The Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out [Suburban Base]
1605: Superskank - Good Time (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [1605-110]
Superskank's epic "Good Time" gets the Olivier Giacomotto treatment, and even if you've been living under a rock and never heard the original, you will still freak out with this monster. An almost jacking rhythm section kicks things off, and the juicy bass holds everything tightly together before the anthemic vocal kicks in and reminds us what we're listening to. Characteristic, sharp stabs are added in order to toughen things up, while the drums grind away effortlessly into good times indeed.
1605: Eric Sneo ft. Chris The Voice - Shut Up And Dance [1605-111]
Eric Sneo brings the noise indeed and Chris The Voice proves to be a wicked commander-in-chief. Starting off with the Pleasurekraft remix, we are of course treated to a completely different angle than that of the original, complete with anthemic stabs and quirky vocal play. A funked-out bassline sets the tone and the duo's signature rhythm section stomps happily through the night. The Night On Fire Mix rolls right in with militant stabs and sonar bleeps, letting grinding hats and the vocal do their business. Stabs twist and turn, while the drums pound away into a frenzy. The original mix offers a more roots approach, with sweet distortion taking over the stripped-down interpretation and Techno sensibilities oozing out of every crack. Pleasurekraft's dub seals the deal emphasizing on their own melodic elements, for those who are down with the more instrumental side of things.
Artist: Eric Sneo feat. Chris The Voice Label: 1605 Music Therapy Cat. No.: 1605111 Release Date: 27.08.2012
01. Eric Sneo feat. Chris The Voice - Shut Up And Dance (Pleasurekraft Remix)
02. Eric Sneo feat. Chris The Voice - Shut Up And Dance (Eric Sneo's Night On Fire Mix)
03. Eric Sneo feat. Chris The Voice - Shut Up And Dance (Original Mix)
1605: UMEK - It Is Simple But It Works Like Fcuk [1605-112]
There is no reason to be subtle with titles, and this one says it all. The 1605 leader rolls the beats with unparalleled ease, making the whole affair seem like a walk through the park. The rubber-band bassline provides the juice and the sparse percussion and genius edits provide the brain stimulation. Keeping the arrangement spanking clean, a warped vocal in the breakdown signals ensuing mayhem, and each consecutive element falls neatly into place. Sinisa Tamamovic goes the dub route, with clever effects and a snappy rhythm section, while DJ PP funks things up with meaty percussion and neat little tricks. The Filterheadz remix boasts almost-tribal sensibilities, which provide, in essence a proper drum attack. Intricate programming and some psycho medicine are the perfect combination to seal the deal.
Uto Karem is simply unstoppable. Just as we are recovering from one giant attack, he fiercely whips out the next. So this time, we have to deal with "Green Pulse" and its intoxicating, funky bassline. A steamrolling rhythm section makes sure that everything chugs along in perfection, and uplifting vocal snippets sprinkle extra spice where needed. Vocals seem to be the game of the day though, as more sample madness ensues, and manic snare roll rises keep us too high to fly. In case that wasn't enough, there is also a Vocal Tool for those special moments we all love and cherish.