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14 May 12
Played by: Borgie, Juno Recommends Disco, Juan Soto, La Royale, Leg Jazz, Bufi, Gavinho, Moon Runner
Review: Like many Electrique Music releases, there's something strangely pleasing about this single from the previously unknown Alcatraz. There's a stripped-back, punk-funk influenced groove (check the chunky live bassline), twittering nu-disco synths, a touch of deep house charm (via classic pianos and pads) and a breezy Spanish vocal. While simple but effective, it's also incredibly charming, too. The obligatory big name remix comes from Rodion, who laces the piano and vocals over a sturdy electro-disco groove that's broader than Broadway. Avanti also remix, delivering a rework that sounds like a grumpier take on Holy Ghost.
21 Nov 12
12 Sep 12
Played by: Julian Sanza, Stan Tropic, Cloned In Vatican!, Alexander Robotnick, Sw, Juno Recommends Disco, Marbeya Sound, Drop Out Orchestra, Martin Brodin, Trujillo, Cyclist, La Royale, Bufi, Salon Acapulco, Moon Runner, Richmed, Andre Vii, An Architect
Review: Andre VII is one of the leading lights in Mexico's nu-disco scene, which has flourished over the last 18 months thanks to the efforts of the Electrique Music imprint. Here, he returns to said label with a relentless burst of acid disco. Like many of the label's releases, "Discoteca Clandestina" sits somewhere between revivalist house (check those pianos and acid squiggles) and rubbery, low-slung disco (clipped guitars, heavy electric bass) - with a dash of electro-disco thrown in (Moroder-ish appreggios). Bottin provides the headline remix, dusting down his vocoder for a spot of revivalist nu-Italo. Bufi's remix - leaning more heavily on disco-funk influences - is also worth a listen.
13 Jun 12
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01 Nov 12
Played by: Spilt Milk, Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show), Kid Color, Electric Boogie (Ism Midnight Riot), La Royale, Bufi, Inigo, Future Feelings, Richmed, Lazy Kiss
Review: By the sounds of things, if you're of the nu-disco persuasion, Mexico is really kickin' off these days. Bufi is one of that city's leading lights as can be evidenced here. "Training Tofu" is like one of those club records from the 80s that's equal parts new wave, disco and house...proto house in other words. In Ron Hardy was around today he'd be slammin this! On the remix front we have glacial electro soul from Heko, killer, Bobby O-style, electro-disco from Andre VII and cool punk-funkisms from Avanti. Top-notch all round.
06 Jun 12
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14 Mar 12
Played by: Rotciv, DJ Friction (Germany), Marbeya Sound, Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show), Cosmonauts, Karim, Juan Soto, Dirty Mckenzie, La Royale, Leg Jazz, Bufi, Inigo, Moon Runner
Review: For the third volume in Electrique Music's Late Night Songs series, Bufli and La Royale join forces. "Michael" is an interesting cut, mixing elements from punk funk (the low-slung bassline), disco (the unfussy percussion), garage (cut-up vocal hits and New Jersey-ish organs), boogie (twiddly, Prelude-ish synths) and nu-disco (everything else) to create a beguiling midtempo groover. The addition of some sparse, reverb-laden vocals gives the whole thing a distinctly laidback late night vibe, though there's enough oomph to proceedings to suggest a positive dancefloor response. It's arguably the strongest track in the series to date, and well worth a listen.
30 Jan 13
Played by: Spec., Julian Sanza, Fingerman, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Alessandro Otiz, Bufi, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Spilt Milk, Thomass Jackson, Nine Lives, Tulioxi, Inigo, Future Feelings, Monkey Boots
Review: Along with the likes of Daniel Maloso, Bufi and La Royale are leading a very healthy Mexican scene that's heavily indebted to 80s disco and proto-house. This isn't the first time these two have collaborated and you can hear why - they have a genuine chemistry that results in some excellent retro dance bangers. "Paris" sees lean, mean, neon bass notes lock over 4/4 nu-disco drums in an intense mechanical groove. Hazy vocals and heavy breathing jostle for position with high drama cosmic synthlines in what's basically a dubbed-out Italo winner.
14 Nov 12
23 May 12
Review: I bet the producers behind this synth-heavy electrofunk/acid house fusion chuckled when they decided to credit it to 'Eddie Mercury'. That cheeky sense of fun is present throughout the EP, from the nagging simplicity of the squidgy original version of "In Mexico", to the Robotnick-on-speed silliness of Andre VII's pumping, techno-tinged Italo rework. See also the '80s bass, freestyle and Italo mash-up madness of the Zombies In Miami Remix, and the wonky sub, skewed beats and mildly disturbing oddness of the Rubinskee dub Del Sesierto version. As ever with Electrique Music, the emphasis is on fun, but the sounds are more than interesting enough to warrant investment.
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10 Oct 12
Played by: Julian Sanza, Gazeebo, Cloned In Vatican!, Sequencers, La Royale, Inigo, Andre Vii, Lazy Kiss
Review: Mexico City's hyped Electrique Music label regular send out cheeky bootlegs and promo-only remixes via their Saturday Night Delight E-Newsletter. Here, they give a taste of what to expect via a new track from La Royale and Yesco that bites Frankie Goes To Hollywood's infamous '80s smash. To be honest, there's little of the original included bar a few of Holly Johnson's vocal yelps, and for all intents and purposes it's a new track. Said track sounds like a cross between The Flirts' Bobby 'O' produced "Passion", Discovery-era Daft Punk and chugging, Italo-style nu-disco. It's actually quite good, regardless of the famous 'Frankie' vocal.
20 Jun 12
15 Feb 12
Review: "Soul Train" marks the debut of newcomer Pato Watson, a producer who resides in Mexico. With only one track, it's a skinny offering, but don't let that put you off. "Soul Train" itself is pleasingly atmospheric, chugging along on a wave of nagging synth hooks, loose, snare-heavy disco beats, echo-laden percussion and long, drawn-out chords. Crucially, there are also some glistening synth melodies that sound like they've been beamed down from the stars. Killer.