Addison Groove: Transistor Rhythm LP (50 Weapons) Took a while to get into and whilst I don't think it quite works as an album, there are some pretty boss moments buried in this debut. Previously known for his contributions to footwork / juke, he takes signature elements of those genres and mangles it to his own ends. It's nonetheless slickly produced, maybe too polished for its own good. But with seriously wonky moments like the forward march of 'Beeps', the rave-inducing shuffle of 'Skylight' and the party-electro-a-go-go of 'Incredibly Exhausted Bunny Ears', you can't be too churlish.
Big Strick: 100% Hustler LP (FXHE) The insanely great FXHE label from Detroit has, in a very short space of time, completely flipped and inverted my idea of what house music should be. The crude Windows generated graphics and suggested street-level danger are perfect marketing devices for their unique take on dancefloor economics. This album is typical of the output: loaded with ideas, ruthlessly efficient, raw production and driving the agenda of 4/4 to the next level. All killer, no filler.