Greece's George Issakidis returns to the inimitable Kill The DJ imprint with a second EP of wavy electronics and silky digital beats. The title track "Cherry Red" is a proper groover, where the glitchy percussion sits tighly next to one hell of a bassline, reminding us of dBridge's more recent 4/4 output. There's a few remixes inside, too, where It's A Fine Line transforms the title track into a bleepy, Kraftwerk-inspired number, while Dzir retains the humongous bass conjured by Issakidis albeit for a noticeably deeper turn in the beats and percussion. Brilliant stuff - don't miss it.
Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany's Museum of Love project has always been an enticing proposition. The duo's two singles to date, "Down South" and "Monotronic", tickled the fancy of all those with a penchant for wide-eyed, Balearic-leaning pop - all soft-focus electronics, shuffling rhythms and yearning vocals. This much-discussed debut album continues in a similar vein - albeit with a little more grittiness in places - with Mahoney doing his best Bryan Ferry impression over McNany's warm, loose and melodious production. It's a formula that guarantees great results, from the low-slung, disco-influenced shuffle of the trumpet-laden "The Who's Who Of Who Cares", to the classic DFA swagger of the raucous rock-out "The Large Glass".