This autumn, the Pizzico Nobel label is celebrating five years in the game with a series of special releases. This single from genre-straddling German production boffins Space Ranger is one of these releases. "Downer" is, perversely, dizzyingly upbeat, sitting somewhere between space-obsessed nu-disco (unsurprisingly, given their pseudonym), undulating melodica and granite-clad deep house. It's heavily electronic, leaning more towards electro-disco than deep house, but will work just as well in house sets as nu-disco ones. The solid remix package includes a lush, melody-driven rub from Johnny Paguro and a super-deep rework from Fratelli Rivera full of analogue bass and long, intergalactic chords.
German disco-loving trio Space Ranger are back with their latest exploration of pop-infused cosmic goodness for their regular homestead Lovemonk. Working alongside Good Night Keaton, "Push Button Bang" puts paid to any Autumnal blues with a soaring, roaming epic rich in vocals, twinkling arpeggios and an addictive bassline pluck. "Intenzo" is a techier affair that swaps Balearic soulfulness for mechanical intent, although it doesn't shy away from engrossing melodic content before the tune is out. On remix duties Kresy takes the title track and does a very subtle job of dubbing the original out, while Jori Hulkkonen does some clever harmonising in his choice of chords to add a new emotional slant to an already heartfelt jam.