Lovefingers seems to be struggling a little with what to write on ESP Institute's distinct centre labels. For this Juan Ramos 12" - the producer's first for the New York based imprint - he's posed a question: "what colour Speedo should she wear this summer?" By the sounds of the fuzzy, broken beats, popping electronics, tribal percussion hits, drunken melodies and stretched out chords that mark out "Last Of The Natives", we'd suggest a rich shade of green. That said, if you also take the woozy, intense and cluttered - but nevertheless impressive - flipside "Enemy Of Enemy" is friend into consideration, dark brown might be a better option.
Bordello A Parigi's long-running Riviera Disco series is undeniably nostalgic in outlook, serving up new music inspired by imaginary European beach holidays in the early-to-mid-80s. That's not meant as a criticism, as the music is invariably superb. This sixth installment delivers plenty of sparkling, retro-futurist thrills, from the tactile, slightly melancholic synth-disco shuffle of John Parsley & Jack Pattern's "Sequential Move", to the classic, arpeggios-and-cheery melodies of Luca Dell'Orso's ZYX style Italo-disco bubbler "Wave No. 3". Those fantasizing about sweaty, late night dances in sticky, sea front clubs should head for the muscular grooves, druggy arpeggios and spacey melodies of Daniel Kyo's "Cami De Pinedo", and the eyes-closed bliss of Mystery of Science's luscious "Planet of Love".