Review: Geneva (formerly Amsterdam) based Night Noise serve up a new one by Mark Cooper's Bedford Falls Players: a collective of DJ's heavily influenced and inspired by the early acid house and balearic experience including Terry Farley, Justin Drake, Alan MacKenzie and Rob Webb amongst others. On "Moon: Chapter 1" (Agent Cooper's "Peak" Time Warm Up mix) it's an interesting genre defying one, we must say. Gloomy dub chords soar over cavernous beats and a howling EBM style arpeggio. There's some dark and reductionist Italo business up next on "Chapter: 3" (Agent Cooper's Black Lodge Excursion) which will appeal to fans of the Correspondant sound. It gets remixed up next - they save the best for last with Duncan Gray of Tici Taci's deep and lo slung balearica rendition.
Review: Amsterdam's Night Noise have saving up a present for their ever-devoted, and here is a festive bundle, Amuse Bouche, that reveals the kind of treats they have in store for us in 2016. There are six artists showcased here, all with their own take on 21st century disco. Highlights include Ujin Ray's sombre robo-funk joint "Traum", the glacial Nordic-style synth fantasy of "Lost Patrol" by AWITW and EP highlight, the skin crawling, post-punk evil disco of "Orasol Fate" by FLVN.
Review: Celebrating 10 years in the game with a sound coming live and direct from Madrid, Spain, Logical brings together a huge commemorative compilation championing the label that has come to define itself over the past decade. Pushing deeper, often lower slung sounds of progressive house, disco, techno and trance, label owner Javier Busto appears throughout the release alongside highlights from Caberet Nocturne, John Parsley and Barcelona-based producer Kairos. Expect an era's worth of 100 BPM throb-jobs, psychedelic, mind-altering dark disco chuggers to contemporary dutch takes on Italo-disco and waves of trippy, acid-tipped electronics.