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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.