Coyote's long running Is It Balearic imprint finally transfers their finest release to date onto the digital realm. It's clear that Sean Hardway's ongoing sting alongside Mr Weatherall at their sub 122bpm A Love from Outer Space parties is having just the right sort of effect on his productions. "Mania Theme" crawls into action, driven by gurgling analogues and twisting metallic rhythms, accruing laser guided synth lines and rasping percussion along the way as the track builds towards the most angelic of mid way luv'd up moments before falling foul to gravity and starting its descent again. There could be few ways to possibly improve upon the track, and a well chosen Andy Weatherall remix is one of them, aligning the track to his recent lineage of mind bogglingly good rockabilly aesthetics applied to a discotheque template. The moment where a humongous organ arises through the mist will surely remain one of this year's highlights on wax. It's might be considered thankless task trying to match such a remix, but Toby Tobias' widescreen jackers version on the flip gives the track a different context that is just as rewarding!
You know what you're getting from Coyote's label - sun-kissed grooves tailor-made for White Isle inclined DJs with exquisite taste. This latest single from Portugal's Social Disco Club is a good example. "Peaceful Warrior" is a chugging mid tempo house/nu-disco groove pepped up by lazy West Coast guitar solos, flutes and the deftest of 303 touches. It's pretty tasty, all told, though the remixes really take it to another level. Soft Rocks provide a low-slung, punk-funk influenced take (very Rong Music), the Pacific Horizons mix focuses more on the acid freakery, and the Pharoa Black Magic mix opts for something altogether more OTT - think Reverso 68 jamming with the Phenomenal Handclap Band.