Here's an unlikely combination: synth-heavy nu-disco re-rubs of a bizarrely titled dubstep wobbler from producer A Contrari. How very post-modern! It's little-known producer Serj V who delivers the unlikely combination, a sludgy fusion of Euro-disco arpeggios, bold synths, floppy-haired posturing and odd, cut-up auto-tune vocals. Exactly what it has to do with fish we'll never know, but it has a cutesy kind of appeal. Olej's Deep Lake remix, meanwhile, casts a line into deeper waters, offering up a fluid, downbeat house version that ebbs and flows delicately. It's arguably the more impressive of the two versions, if only for its unflinching dedication to ticklish melodies.
The fantastically named A/Jus/Ted - veteran producers Justin Strauss and Eddie Mars on a collaborative tip - make their debut on Under The Shade. "A Brighter Light", featuring the treacle-thick soul vocals of Jeremy Glenn, sits somewhere between electro-soul, early Chicago house and Balearic nu-disco. As you'd probably expect from the soul-minded Strauss, the resultant track is effortlessly soulful, quietly uplifting and brilliantly produced. The same could be said of the more instrumental Re A/Jus/Ted remix, which blends skittering proto-house rhythms and electrofunk dub elements with woozy modern deep house. Like the original, it's excellent.