&Lez is an upcoming European producer, and if Mind Blow is anything to go on, we'll be hearing a lot more about him over the coming years. The release begins in dramatic fashion with "Colybri". A tough, hammering rhythm and frazzled acid provides the peak-time backdrop for a hypnotic, chant-like vocal that's not dissimilar to the vocals on vintage Technasia records. "Underware" sees &Lez change tact; while there are vocals present here as well, they have a stream of consciousness feel and rather oddly refer to Santa Claus. Unfolding over a rolling, dubby groove, the net effect is a tripped out, but clubby track. Mindshake owner Paco Osuna remixes "Colybri", and in the process reduces some of the original's ferocity, putting a pulsing bass and euphoria-inducing builds to the fore.
Seven months on from the release of their fine debut album, Be Nice To Each Other (a title that seems more apt with every passing day), Paper Recordings stalwarts 2 Billion Beats are given the remix treatment. Richard Seaborne ropes in pal GizMo to lend a hand on his rework of "Papa", a thrillingly driving, low-slung affair built around live disco bass, glistening organ stabs and rolling percussion, while Brighton's Leon Sweet casually joins the dots between rolling nu-disco and melodious deep house on his interpretation of "Slow Down". Arguably best of all, though, is Magnus International's rework of 2011 single "To Andromeda", which sees the Oslo producer pepper a loose limbed jazz breakbeat with typically woozy, Scandolearic chords and tasty analogue synthesizer melodies.