Eloi Brunelle / Various 5

This selection of Brunelle’s work is hand-picked and mixed together by his partner in crime François Lebaron, as a celebration of the fifth anniversary of Eloi’s critically acclaimed Episonlab label. The album is a cross-section of the most danceable cuts from his funky tech-house library of compositions and remixes. Although predominantly minimalist, the build-ups and breakdowns are well crafted in both the tracks and the mixing and as a mix it is tight throughout. A few sections drag a little but these are overshadowed by highlights such as "Town Hall Take One” and "Rotation”. As both a mix and a compilation it is the perfect celebration and representation of five years of Epsilonlab and Brunelle’s ascent. (Epsilonlab)