&Lez is an upcoming European producer, and if Mind Blow is anything to go on, we'll be hearing a lot more about him over the coming years. The release begins in dramatic fashion with "Colybri". A tough, hammering rhythm and frazzled acid provides the peak-time backdrop for a hypnotic, chant-like vocal that's not dissimilar to the vocals on vintage Technasia records. "Underware" sees &Lez change tact; while there are vocals present here as well, they have a stream of consciousness feel and rather oddly refer to Santa Claus. Unfolding over a rolling, dubby groove, the net effect is a tripped out, but clubby track. Mindshake owner Paco Osuna remixes "Colybri", and in the process reduces some of the original's ferocity, putting a pulsing bass and euphoria-inducing builds to the fore.
Adesse Versions is undoubtedly a canny fella. Few others would have thought have re-casting Yardborough & Peoples' "Don't Stop The Music" is a sweaty acid jam, but that's exactly what he's done here. It sounds like he's replayed the bassline on a TB-303, accompanying it with clattering drum machine percussion, wonky acid lines and a plethora of delay-laden vocal samples. It's a simple idea, brilliantly executed. Elsewhere, he cuts up a well-known, disco-era soul groover and turns it into a chunky house loop-jam ("Slide"), before beefing up the beats and reaching for the TB-303 once more on disco-acid stomper "Kameleon". File under: guaranteed party-starters