Review: Bordeaux's Jerome Da Silva aka Damon Jee is one of the most consistent, respected yet understated artists in electronic noir, and has been sculpting his psychedelic signature for years - mainly for legendary Canadian imprint Definitive. On his scorching new EP for Berlin's Correspondant, we have the moody disco growler "The Drifter" complimented by its suave bluesy guitar riffs (vaguely reminiscent of the Scatt Bros classic "Walk The Night") followed by the elevating and strobe-lit euphoria of "Keeper".
Review: House, techno, disco and Italo collide on a five-track EP that would doubtless be causing havoc on a wide range of dancefloors this summer, if only we were allowed to get to any! In their original form 'Thrills', 'Antiheroe' and ''Kronos' (in Wild Mix form) look to Italo and EBM for inspiration: see, for instance, the title track's throbbing bassline and distorted, spoken vocal. The three remixes, meanwhile, give the tracks a more contemporary makeover, with 'Kronos' getting a technoid refix on the Chaman Mix, and 'Antiheroe' and 'Thrills' dragged into dark prog territory. Your living room disco awaits...
Review: Damon Jee and Snem K havce moved from party-ready house and techno to far-out swarms of Neo-romantic cold wave...and that's absolutely fine by us! The duo team up for this new EP on Rotten City Flies, kicking of with the nostalgic yet progressive dance aesthetics of "Dear Humans" - sounding a list like Ian Curtis in his golden days - before dropping into the steelier sounds of "Do Carry On", another 80s-leaning dance number. There's two remixes on the flip: Demian's more house-centric version of the title track, whereas legend Mugwump transforms "Do Carry On" into a cinematic big beat roller that'll do more than fine at most festivals. BAD!
Review: Veteran French electro-disco dude Damon Jee is back and we're glad to report he's still keeping things goth. The Summer No Summer EP features two slow and deep body music cuts. The title track is minutes of depressed electro-pop, in the coolest possible way, whilst "Cuir Rouge" is a suspense-filled slice of menacingly throbbing new beat. Also the former is given a post-punk overhaul by Hardway Bros, whilst the latter reappears as a livelier Giorgio Moroder-esque "Il Est Villaine Cuir" reinterpretation.
Review: Cardini & Co. glance over the last few years of their discography over at Correspondant, serving up a finely curated selection of their trademark brand of dark disco on 'Collection Vol 1'. It features all the modern classics you could possibly need compiled in one package: from Gerd Janson's low slung remix of Yovav's "Caribbean Zen Mode", Julian Stetter's utterly mesmerising epic "Bushwick" and the neon-lit glory of Krystal Clear's reinterpretation of Terr's "Neuromancer" to more recent additions to the catalogue like Fideles' balearic tinged nu-disco groove "Brain Machine". Elsewhere, there are some proper anthems that couldn't possibly have been overlooked, such as Damon Jee's awe-inspiring "Charmaniac", Maceo Plex with the moody "Mutant Disco" (feat. Maars) and eclosing it out are label staples Red Axes with the very track which set them on course for success seven years ago - "Caminho De Dreyfus".