Review: Two very playable disco-house/nu-disco cuts here from Boogietraxx, AKA Brandon Keeks, a New Yorker and self-described "rhythmic renovator of retro funk" who's now based in Austin, Texas. Whether they're original cuts or re-edits isn't entirely clear - if they're edits, then Keeks has dug impressively deep for source material - but no matter. 'Dancin' is a pleasant lil' filter disco groover with a looped female "don't stop dancing" vocal, while 'Soothing Groove' sits somewhere between late 70s disco and early 80s boogie and sports a suitably smooth male vocal - and either should keep disco floors groovin' along nicely.
Review: Having recently notched up a sixth year in business, Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint is in a celebratory mood - hence this all-action round-up of recent delights and unheard treats from the disco-loving label. Encompassing no less than 30 tunes, the collection giddily skips between warming beatdown disco (P-Sol's "Walter"), Mark E style slo-mo loop jams (Vigi's "I'll Be There") and glassy-eyed Balearic nu-disco (Picklejam's "Untitled Love"), before raising its hands skywards as the peak-time party-starters begin to appear thick and fast. Highights in this category include the vibrant jazz-house flex of Dexter Jones' "Swing Thing", the bustling boogie re-edit business of Monsieur Von Pratt's "Let's Dance" and the hearty disco-funk heaviness of Chewy Rubs' "Funky Bee Bop".