Balance Presents: Natura Sonoris mixed by Henry Saiz (2XCD)
The bods behind Australia's Balance label were chuffed with Henry Saiz's 2011 contribution to their long-running mix series, so asked him to provide another volume. Saiz decided to use it as an excuse to promote his Natura Sonoris label, gathering together two discs worth of previously unreleased material from his growing roster of artists. To make it extra special, he also utilized an impressive array of homemade field recordings. The resultant two disc throw-down is undeniably magical, with Saiz shuffling his way through deep and trippy tech-house, rubbery dancefloor electronica, drowsy ambient, fuzzy Balearic house, hushed late night grooves and becalmed experimental soundscapes. Oh, and a dash of "tropical pagan" (look it up: it's definitely a thing).
Label: Balance Music