One half of Hot Creations Chicago's Lee Foss sure is a rolling stone. Not content with running the label, there's Hot Natured as well as his other project with MK known as Pleasure State and he's now started another label named after his famed White Isle shindig: Repopulate Mars. In the words of the man himself, its mission is "alien funk for the generation that will repopulate Mars"and we couldn't have thought up a more apt description. 4th Measure Men & Sonny Fodera's "Don't Touch Me When I'm Dancing" is going to be anthem on Ibiza this summer with 'that' bassline and it's deep, sexy and overall sleazy vibe that'll make the walls sweat. The deep and boompty tech house of Eskuche & Nu Sky's "Ninety Nine" is reminiscent of the classic Jamie Jones/Freak 'N Chic sound that's made a comeback due to young guns such as Jey Kurmis while Flavio Acaron's "Matters Of The Soul" is indeed quite soulful with its mild Detroit aesthetic, mainly in the funky acid bassline and emotive strings that has great dancefloor impact.
4th Sign is a brand new project featuring Ondule label boss and French Touch revivalist, Joss Moog and Around7 (aka Sebastien Guertau, Parisian producer/musician). This is their debut release under their new moniker and they're very excited about it indeed. "Eloge De La Lenteur" roughly translates into English as 'in praise of slowness', and it's none more apt here, as the vibes stay chilled throughout its six tracks. Highlights include the smoldering loops of opener "Sparks", the frisky chirp-house of "Chelou" and the jazzy, broken beat soul of "Beautiful Friendship". Slow rules!