Gavin Keitel/Various Electric Volume 1

Gavin Keitel’s mix features many of the deep and rumbling tech and progressive house tracks of this year. They’re all well mixed and have a good flow, as there is a natural progression in the disc. Top tracks include the wonderfully melodic "Snabeln” by Hugg and Pepp, the very odd "Soul Sounds” by Sasse, with its weird synth stabs and creepy vocals, and "Jittery Heritage” by Einmusik, which is pretty much like it’s name suggests. In between those are quality sounds from Broker/Dealer, Inaqui Marin and Robert Babicz. It’s an enjoyable mix that strikes a balance between known and unknown tracks while moving through many flavours of house music. (Stomp/EQ)