Given their long association with the Luv Shack label, it's quite a surprise to find that Roshambo marks Jakobin & Domino's first EP for the Vienna imprint since 2014. As if making up for lost time, the EP is packed with fresh new cuts. The title track is a dreamy, sun-kissed deep house treat, which benefits greatly from hazy Brazilian vocal samples and a rolling breakbeat backing. "Can't Help It" is a chunkier, New Jersey influenced affair, while the impressive "Mooguai" is a sparkling combination of deep house grooves and spiraling, nu-disco synths. Finally, there are two versions of "Polar 7"; the duo's Chicago acid-influenced original, and a disco-tinged, pumped-up rework from Lukas Poellaur.
After working relentlessly for three years to establish the label, the crew behind Luv Shack has been enjoying some much-needed time off. Suitably refreshed, they return with a first EP of 2016: a fine three-tracker from Space Echo (AKA label co-founder Lee Stevens and fellow Austrian Christoph 'caTekk' Abele). Happily, there's plenty to admire, from the loopy, smoky, blues-house shuffle of opener "Go Down" - where infectious, impassioned vocal samples ride a loopy, string-drenched groove - to the fantastically righteous '70s-funk-goes-acid stomp of closer "Rainbow Power". "Rare Function", another trip into chunky disco-house territory that boasts some notable electric piano samples, is also quietly impressive.