Stelios Vassiloudis & Sasse – Options And Futures EP 
Greek producer/dj Stelios Vassiloudis (pictured above) teams up once more with Berlin-based Klas Sasse, following their 2011 outing on Bedrock. This time round, the pair find a home with Audiomatique, and use it as the perfect platform to launch another assault on the dance floor. The ‘Options and Futures EP’ sees the well-traveled collaborators speculating on house’s enduring ability to thrill. The original mix fires along at pace, building and building via frenetic synths, and a well-placed vocal stab that references some of the kinetic energy of early house. The whole thing holds together perfectly and is as euphoric a moment as you will hear this year – this will ring out on floors across the globe. The Phonogenic mix is a different affair – a deeper more spacey voyage but maintaining the taught sense of tension throughout. Dubbed out effects lend it a very late night appeal, somewhere between the main room and the after party.