The Future Disco crew has described this tenth volume in their popular compilation series as "the closing of a chapter". In effect, though, it's business as usual, with the un-credited compilers gathering together their usual mix of nu-disco, Balearic-minded floor-fillers, and house cuts inspired by original disco and boogie. Among the many highlights you'll find the deep disco wooziness of Snacks' "Matinee", a throbbing Tiger & Woods remix of Kraak & Smaak's "Way Back Home", the bombastic disco-techno of Adesse Versions' "Explain It", and some Italo-disco influenced Scandolearic business from Skateboard. Oh, and DJ Koze's anthem-like Disco Edit of Lapsley's "Operator", which is undoubtedly one of the dancefloor success stories of 2016.
The mighty Future Disco have built a strong reputation through their high quality compilations and here they aim to 'pay homage to the long-standing love affair between dance music and disco'. They've scored a coup with the much sought after "Whats A Girl To Do" - a long lost cut from Fatima Yamaha (aka Seymour Bits) that's samples Lost In Translation. There are a further 16 tracks and a DJ mix too. Highlights include Joe Goddard's sumptuous mid paced rework of "Square 1", the sparse strings and guitars samples of "Oma Doris" by HNNY and the Italo disco classic "Dirty Talk".
The fabulously named Bicente Milloto Da Palma has been releasing material under the Vhyce alias since the turn of the decade, mostly on digital imprints Club Sweat and No Brainer. Here he appears on Future Disco with the rather fine "Just to Make Me". It begins as a drowsy deep house chugger before blossoming into a spiraling, pandemonium-sparking chunk of disco-house brilliance complete with killer samples from a lesser-known disco-soul gem. In some respects, it has a similar feel and vibe to Tom Trago's much-loved (and rather brilliant) "Use Me Again". The headline remix comes from ONSRA, whose chunky, filter-heavy "French Touch" style tweak somehow makes a big track even bigger, though Till Von Sein's beautifully deep and dreamy rework is also superb.
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