Munich-based studio boffin Moullinex quietly impressed with his recent debut album, the jaunty and synth-heavy Flora. Here, he delivers extended, club-friendly versions of six album staples. His style - bubbling, smile-inducing nu-disco with just the right balance between electrofunk revivalism and synth-heavy house - is best expressed on the chunky "Deja vu", but there are plenty more reasons to be cheerful. The snappy, loose-limbed "Let Your Feet (Do The Extra Work)" is a cheery, stab-laden delight, while "Flora" is almost unbelievably upbeat (and all the better for it). There's also some joyous, piano-laden house shuffle in the shape of the grinning "Sunflare", and a rubbery chunk of cheeky synth-funk ("Hypnotize") that's almost impossible to dislike.
Portugal's Moulinex, otherwise known as Luis Clara Gomes, has made his name on his native Discotexas label, an outlet reserved for positive, disco-filtered house music. This latest effort sees Gomes' "Take A Chance" tune being rewired, remangled and transformed by a pair of remixers; the first is by Satin Jackets who goes for a strictly hazy, utterly boogied-out approach for the summer months, while Black Loops takes care of turning the original into a dark, dubby and pulsating floor stomper with subtle filter-house waves.