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.
"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.