Review: Veteran Swedish producer Beat Fanatic (Ture Sjolberg) knows a thing or two about a dancefloor teasing re-edit gem. Here on Tricky Situation he tackles the evergreen 1970s Ned Doheny classic Get It Up For Love, or rather a slowed down rework version, which ends up sounding like the Gypsy Kings jamming with some drunk cowboys. That's a good thing by the way. Martin Davies also joins the party, bringing along some peyote fuelled nu-disco meanderings with him. Never has something so silly sounded so good!
Review: Hot on the heels of Swedish producer Ture Sjolberg's recent single "Fire & Pain" comes a special remix from the mighty Los Grandes boss Dynamicron. His signature nu-disco sound is put to great effect here, with the original being turned into a seven minute adventure into 80s darkrooms, full of dry ice and carrying the distinct whiff of amyl nitrate. Fuelled by an arpeggiated bassline and a hunger for decadence this electro-disco banger would make the great Patrick Cowley very proud.
Review: One of Sweden's most prolific producers delivers another good value offering, boasting five more tried-and-tested reworks for disco dancefloors. As with many of Ture Sjoberg's recent releases, there's a distinct Scandolearic flavour to proceedings, with a number of tracks - most notably the two Giorgio Moroder inspired cuts, "From Munich To Eternity" and "Disko Lucifer" - offering a heady take on European disco grooves. While all good, the real stand out takes a more traditional electro-funk form. "Black Satin Disconights" is a simple but effective synth disco jam that cleverly rides a thick P-funk bassline and sweet guitars for eight pleasing, floor-teasing minutes.
Review: Sweden's Ture Sjolberg is a prolific chap. This is his seventh Beatfanatic album since 2004 (not counting several sets recorded under various other pseudonyms) and sees him further exploring his new-found love of progressive European nu disco, deep house and twinkling dancefloor Balearica. There are, of course, hints to his break-digging past, but the overall feel is far more Scandolearic - as if he's been casting a few envious glances to his celebrated Norwegian neighbours. When he gets it right - such as on the delicious "Can't Go Dub", the jazzy "Dancefeber" or dreamy "A Lost Place In Space" - the results are spellbinding.