We've been fans of Brummies Secret Life Music since 2015's Moogie Wonderland EP by Napoleon: the comeback of sorts by one half of legendary UK duo Bent. Curated over by Pete Gooding and Phil Dockerty, these guys seriously know what they're doing and to prove that they've decided to up their game with this new remix album by Steve Miller aka Afterlife; a legendary downtempo producer and owner of Subatomic UK with additional releases on Hed Kandi and Defected over the years. Many of these tracks throughout his career get some brilliant makeovers here; some of our favourites were by nu-disco hero Max Essa with his neon-lit boogie down rendition of "Makes Me Feel", good mate and chill-out king Chris Coco's lush ambient take on "Blue Bar" (getting some proper Craig Armstrong moments happening) and of course Simon Mills (aka Napoleon!) with the sexy late night deepness of "Falling".
Nang proffer another fully stacked release - with No Logo the new project of Ibiza fixture Pete Gooding and Steve Miller aka chill out stalwart Afterlife. The first fruits borne of their new endeavour are the decidedly bossa centric thrills of "Party Animal" which is characterized by the suitably breathy vocal turn from Gallic singer Marion Benoist. Given the jazzy leanings of the source its little surprise the accompanying remixes vary in tone to quite a degree. Disco heads will no doubt be drawn towards the refix from Argentinean residing Toomy Disco, with a cowbell heavy groove embellished by one of the Romanian's best basslines to date. Gooding aims for the beachside bars on his effort whilst Andy Mowatt positions his remix for the terraces! The ever impressive Sioux City Boys win out however with a glitchy house refix that is reminiscent of the Electric Chair anthem "4 x 3" from Capoeira Twins.