After a WMC sampler that took in tracks from Ian Pooley, Vincenzo, Francois Dubois and Raxon the Dubai imprint delivers its Sonar Sampler featuring cuts from Downtown Party Network, Seva K, Raxon, Wagon Cookin (feat Gabriella Smith) and Sin Tek. Audio Tonic's reputation was built on a weekly radio show and club night in Dubai, providing middle-eastern house fans with a stready stream of quality and the label is no different. In just over ten releases the label has seen a swell of support taking in everyone from Faze Action and Gerd through to Xpress2 and Groove Armada. Across the Sonar Sampler release were treated to a range of sleek, electronic house music that focuses on melody. From trippy/hooky counterpoint of Downtown Party Network's When Tomorrow Comes onwards, the tracks are standout. Seva K's loose, low slung funk in Stay Forever is suitably sun-soaked for a Sonar sampler while label stalwart Raxon, continues a superb run with a retro-futuristic disco-houser 100 Years. Wagon Cookin feat Gabriela Smith deliver the hookiest part of the EP with the full vocal, poppy sounding Playground while Sin Tek rounds things off with the frenetic 80s synth workout that is Golden Age. A refreshingly upbeat and melodic set of tracks, this is yet another markedly interesting release for the Audio Tonic camp.
Golden Age (Original Mix) Sin Tek
07:15 Indie Dance / Nu Disco