Changing Shape – Never Ends

SexOnWax has established a reputation as a leader in the progressive scene, and this gem from Omid 16B’s alter ego Changing Shape does the label proud. Quintessentially synth-driven, the tight arpeggiated bassline draws on acid influences, never overstepping the mark, and remains juxtaposed expertly against the track’s beats, creating a mid-set must. Buy:

NEW5 – Surprised

Leading Omid 16B’s SexOnWax imprint into new sonic territory is the aptly-named ‘Surprised’ by NEW5. Opening with an evolving, enveloping filmic sequence, it’s just over 2 minutes into the track before the beats drop. Languorously building on the opening sequence, the rhythm drives things forward whilst the synth-work lies irresolutely upon it, determined to take things easy. A grooving, chilled number perfect for summer. Buy on Beatport:

Feroziana – Revival

Following on from his last release, Feroziana once again returns to the SexOnWax Recordings label with ‘Revival’. The subtle start to this track does not last long, quickly harnessing a heavy electronic energy that is sustained throughout. This track is certainly one for the early hours and underground nights. Buy:

Matt Caine – Emerson

Matt Caine returns to the SexOnWax Recordings imprint with his latest release ‘Emerson’. Melodic elements are placed carefully throughout, creating an interesting and inviting sound. The track maintains a steady tempo, and is combined with an overall upbeat feel throughout; easily pleasing to listeners across a variety of dancefloors and sure to keep feet moving. Buy:

Various Artists – Head 2 Toe Dec28

Various Artists – Head 2 Toe

To celebrate a year full of achievement for Omid 16B’s SexOnWax Recordings, ‘Head 2 Toe’ brings together 18 tracks on the label over the last 12 months. With contributions from Danny Howells, Alex George, Dale Middleton, Namtjira, Erich Von Kollar, Porra, Ignas Klej Darin Epsilon and more, plus remixes from Re Dupre, Dark Soul Project and System Divine make this superb compilation the perfect way to ring in the new year. Buy:

Memory – Spoon Of Baby

Deep and immersive from the off, Memory’s ‘Spoon Of Baby’ creates a whole melodic universe from evolving pads, soaring synths and enveloping vocals. ‘Etnia’ is a laid-back, engrossing journey through progressive tropes. Together these are two stand-out tracks that really defines the SexOnWax Recordings sound. Buy: