Review: Austin's Silver Rider returns to Whiskey Disco with his fourth split EP for the label, this time in cahoots with South London oppo Bustin' Loose. The pair contribute two re-edits apiece, though sadly the only source we can identify is Skyy's 'First Time Around' (1979), which forms the basis for 'Roundhouse'. Elsewhere, 'You're The One' bites an unidentified, male-voiced 80s soul/boogie jam, 'Those Ol' Days' is a laidback funk-soul groove with a "one thing" female vocal loop while 'Home Way Phase' is more energetic and rocks another looped female vocal ("my past experience has taught me what I know now").
Review: Having started life in 2017 as a regular party at Shoreditch Platform in London, the Disco Express has now spawned an offshoot record label focused on heavyweight ready re-edits. The label's inaugural Disco Ride is a thrill-a-minute excursion packed to the rafters with playable, peak-time ready goodness, with highlights including the hard-wired disco-funk bounce of 'Ngi' by SDS, where sharp strings and hazy male vocal snippets rise above a stomping, low-slung groove, and the soaring, string-laden rush of Soundsmith's 'Disco Ride', which brilliantly sets the tone up top. Elsewhere, party and label founder Bustin' Loose chips in with the swirling and hazy, mid-tempo goodness of 'Can You Feel It?' and Pete Maxey adds sharp nu-disco synths to a deep disco-tech groove ('For the Love of Music').