Queensland-based party-starters 95 Royale specialize in the kind of sweaty, filter-heavy, sampleadelic disco-house fare that was once the preserve of pasty-faced Europeans (think Joey Negro, early Cassius etc.). "Spend My Time", their latest missive, is a straightforward chunk of hustlin' disco-house built around the sort of gargantuan groove that seems to scream: "DANCE NOW!". The vocal and horn samples are well chosen, the loops addictive, and the filters tweaked within an inch of their lives. It's not particularly revolutionary, but that's neither here nor there; if you're after a big, heavy, hook-laden chunk of disco-house, "Spend My Time" should suit you down to the ground.
Closer To Me (Ride The Universe remix) - (5:12) 126 BPM
Closer To Me (Leon Du Star remix) - (6:40) 126 BPM
Closer To Me (Love mix) - (5:29) 126 BPM
This guy is a Dutch disco-house producer and resident DJ at Air club in Amsterdam. His thing is feel-good dance music and judging by this new single, he certainly has nailed this style! The "Classic mix" of the title track is a sing-a-long, poppy vocoder and bass-fest. The "Ride The Universe mix" is total 80s electro-disco abandon and the Love mix is 80s again, but more dreamy, like Zoot Woman. Leon Du Starr wraps things up with a more loopy, house-funk interpretation.
It's time for some deep psychedelic disco now, courtesy of the brilliantly named Auxiliary Tha Masterfader. "Masterfader Theme" leads with a hypnotic bass walk that gorges its own groove with filter flicking charm. With slippery, sexy synths placed careful over the top, this theme is built to last and offers more on every listen. "Mirrorball" follows on a very similar funky bass vibe but with added Vocodered vocals and a more textured melody on the synths. "Let's Go" finishes the set with a more dreamy motif, complete with wah-wah guitars, slap bass and a chorus so sweet and simple even your mother's humming it. Remix-wise the Cosmonauts get busy on "Mirrorball" not once but twice! Like everything else on this EP both of which require immediate attention...
German duo Final DJs serve up the Gossip Country EP, with the title track an 80s leaning synth heavy jam reminiscent of classic Kavinsky and Bag Raiders tackle. "Salt On Our Skin" is a more ethereal affair, with chunky bass stabs occupying the nether regions while gently rippling arpeggios float about like fluffy clouds, while "A Long Way Home" uses filtered, trancey chords to epic effect. And do check remixes of "Gossip Country" and "Salt On Our Skin" from Justin Faust and Sebastian Scotch respectively!