DENIS SULTA – MSNJ (!K7)

We knew Heckter Barbour aka Denis Sulta was capable of big things, but this track really hits another level. Featured on Jackmaster’s forthcoming DJ Kicks mix, ‘MSNJ’ is built for a Mediterranean sunrise (or ceiling-banging at 3AM in the Sub Club), employing soaring chords and a super emotive vocal sample. This will be around all summer and we can’t wait to hear it on a serious soundsystem. (Buy)



ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS – STRINGS (Glasgow Underground)

Following a funky, groove-driven outing on Exploited, our favourite Glaswegian duo, Illyus & Barrientos, have dropped one of their hottest tracks to date. ‘Strings’ has been blowing up on Radio 1 recently, and with a bouncy bassline, soul-diva vocal and of course, glitterball strings, it’s easy to hear why. With echoes of Santos ‘Camels’ and numerous other turn-of-the-millennium classics, this is feel-good fodder at its finest. (Buy)



OOFT! – THE MASTERS SERIES VOL. 2 (Masterworks Music)

Someone else who deals in golden grooves is Ali Herron aka OOFT! His latest release on Masterworks Music is irritably smooth, seducing the dancefloor with a delicious disco loop on lead track ‘I Am Love’. B-Side ‘On The 25th Day', meanwhile, goes deeper into the night with a bubbling bassline and hypnotic chords. (Buy)



ITALIA90 – STREETLADY (Morris Audio)

Finally, we’re delighted to see these guys claim their first official release. You may have heard Italia90’s standout contribution on Huntley + Palmers ‘Clyde Built’ compilation, and their first cut to wax is just as tasty. ‘Streetlady’ is a shuffling heater hooked on warm, filtered bass and some very catchy vocal samples. Drop this one early to get people moving. (Buy)