Dark Side Of The Disco (original mix) - (6:00) 120 BPM
Dark Side Of The Disco (dub mix) - (8:24) 120 BPM
Dark Side Of The Disco (Tronik Youth Paradise dub mix) - (6:11) 118 BPM
Dark Side Of The Disco (Dubka mix) - (6:10) 120 BPM
Dark Side Of The Disco (Severino mix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
Sometimes, with disco, the twee factor can really go up to 11. Here though, psychedelic beat meister Auxiliary Tha Masterfader gives us the "Dark Side Of Disco". The original is a slice of doom-tingle arpeggiation reminiscent of early Black Strobe and also appears as a longer, more minimal dub. Remix-wise Tronik Youth delivers a charmingly shimmery "Paradise Dub", Dubka goes for the full Chemical Brothers-style acid and Horse Meat Disco legend Severino delivers the best of the lot - a searing, Patrick Cowley-style hiNRG pounder.
It's time for some deep psychedelic disco now, courtesy of the brilliantly named Auxiliary Tha Masterfader. "Masterfader Theme" leads with a hypnotic bass walk that gorges its own groove with filter flicking charm. With slippery, sexy synths placed careful over the top, this theme is built to last and offers more on every listen. "Mirrorball" follows on a very similar funky bass vibe but with added Vocodered vocals and a more textured melody on the synths. "Let's Go" finishes the set with a more dreamy motif, complete with wah-wah guitars, slap bass and a chorus so sweet and simple even your mother's humming it. Remix-wise the Cosmonauts get busy on "Mirrorball" not once but twice! Like everything else on this EP both of which require immediate attention...