Review: Earlier in the year, Algy Strutt's "Future Flashback" made an appearance on Paper Disco's sixth "Trash The Wax" compilation. Due to popular demand, the cut is now appearing as a single alongside a slew of previously unheard remixes. Strutt's original version remains a gnarled, fuzzy and forthright treat, with TB-303 style acid lines and hairy rock guitar riffs riding a throbbing, Italo-influenced nu-disco grooves. The next track is a debut remix by the Gouranga clan with an 80s style synth bass pumping throughout. Spanish producer James Rod emphasizes the groove's trippy feel on his pulsating, mind-altering revision, while Norwegian legend Rune Lindbaek offers up an analogue-rich take that smartly re-imagines the track as a thrusting Italo-disco throb-job. Those hankering after a heavier dose of acid flavour are also catered for via the EP-closing "Badass Version".
Review: In the words of Paper Disco, episode six of their floor-friendly "Trash The Wax" series delivers "plenty of party pumping offerings". Predictably, proof of the set's club-ready status arrives via Hi-FI Sean's compilation opening remix of IPG v Hot Toddy's "Slow Motion Cowboy", which delivers a funk-fuelled riot of delay-laden guitars, funk rock attitude and sizzling dub disco grooves. Naturally, the rest of the collection is similarly strong. Highlights include a rare production outing from Bill Brewster (the throbbing, off-kilter Italo-disco him of "4 U Blue"), the Balearic Italo-disco bliss of Richard Norris's "Glow", the dreamy, arpeggio-driven nu-disco warmth of Kooky and Damoon's "Walk Back Into My Life" and Sheffield stalwart Solid State's deep, epic revision of "Remnants" by Speed For Lovers.