Review: Deep house and disco collide on this four-track sampler EP from long-running French stable Robsoul. Jade Cox gets the ball rolling in funked-up disco-house fashion, looping up a female "dancing with my eyes, realise" vocal snippet atop a phat bassline and funk guitar chops. Paul Najero & Jr Quijada's 'Go Dancing' also channels late 90s filter disco - and is a surprisingly uptempo offering from a duo known for very deep grooves - before we take a left turn into warm, chunky deep house territory with Max Hebert's 'Push The Button'. Calabasa's 'Catching Wesley' then plays us out on a slightly more organic-sounding funk tip, albeit still with nice crunchy 4/4s in place to drive it along.
Review: What a compilation we have here as the wonderful Killer Smile invite some of the most exciting faces in new school breaks together for a sumptuous four-tracker to launch the new 'Faces' series. This first volume opens up with Manix supplying the party flavour on 'The Feeling', a breathy throwback to the nineties with nostalgic chord progressions and chunky breakbeat design, before Foul Play mellows the mood with his more melancholic design within 'Black Sun', remixed exclusives for us here by Skeleton Army. Next up, the party takes a lively twist as Denham Audio arrives with 'Mercury Tint', a groovy entanglement of clean drum processing and big room subs, before the high tempo snare rolls and euphoric synth melodies of Mani Festo's 'Spiral' see us out in style. What a drop!