Review: With its touchy-feely pianos, baggy disco shuffle and hazy, blue-eyed soul vibe, "You Should Know" has all the makings of a summer radio hit. It's the sort of thing we've come to expect from Breakbot, but it is also arguably one of his best singles to date. Predictably, it comes with a bulging remix package. There's a tasty, decidedly looser Alternate Take, a pleasingly analogue, early house-influenced rework from Busy P & Boston Bun, and a jaunty piano house tweak from Homework Le Bain. If that wasn't enough, The Swiss turn it into a wide-eyed Ibizan anthem. Good stuff, all told.
Review: Their first label compilation since 2008, Busy P rallies up his talented troops for a collection of exclusive tracks to celebrate a decade of electro excellence. And we mean excellence. Each cut sparkles with its maker's idiosyncrasies; Krazy Baldhead lays down his most textured cosmic melodies, Busy P gets sleazy and old school Chicago with Thunderbird Gerard, Justice give their star-gazing air-guitar basher a truly majestic rework and Oizo gets his slo-mo hammer on with some gorgeous jacking de-pitched synth stabs. There's loads more to chew on here, and not a dull moment throughout. Here's to another decade.
Review: No one does contemporary disco like Dimitri From Paris. And no one has the compilation licensing clout like Defected. Naturally this is a match made in glitterball heaven as DFP spans 40 years of grooves with a spotless collection of his own edits and upfront jams. Ranging from his own twists on standard disco gems such as "Le Freak" and "Lost In Music" to the likes of Disclosure's "F For You" and Todd Terje's "Delorean Dynamite" this is, without question, one of Defected's most extensive, expansive and exciting collections to date - which really is saying something. A natural fit for all house, disco and funk fans young and old.