Review: Pierre Cocordan started his production career as Dan Corco 20 years ago with a string of Motor City inspired techno and electro releases, but in recent times he's gravitated towards deep house. He's in straight up celebratory house party mode on this celebratory Robsoul Recordings outing, offering up a quartet of cuts that mostly combine chunky, club-ready beats with samples from vintage disco, Italo and new wave tunes. He opens with some swinging, loose-limbed disco-house in the shape of 'Lets Jamming Right'[sic], before delivering some far-sighted deep house/Motor City techno fusion via EP highlight 'Spring Tales'. 'Temptation' is a muscular chugger that successfully tools-up a classic Italo-disco jam, while 'The Way I Feel' re-imagines a much-loved '80s boogie classic as a Tiger & Woods style loop jam.
Review: Barely a month has passed since Dan Corco's Robsoul debut, "Dance Therapy", hit download stores, but already the long-serving - if frustratingly little-known - producer has delivered a sequel. Like its predecessor, there's much to enjoy, from the supple, loose-limbed shuffle of "U Can Try Tonight" - all electrofunk synthesizer flashes, soulful male vocal samples and chunky deep house grooves - to the hypnotic disco-house loops and bass breakdowns of closing cut "Tchoz". Sandwiched in between you'll find the bombastic peak-time bounce of boompty style workout "On The Bit" and the fluttering, synth-laden filtered disco-house excitement of "Phasys".
Review: Phil Weeks' long-running French house/deep house label Robsoul Recordings round up the best of their 2020 output in one high-VFM package. As per Robsoul's MO generally, you won't find a lot in the way of navel-gazing introspection or pointless, self-indulgent experimentalism here - Robsoul have always specialised in dropping beats to move your feets and this year's crop doesn't disappoint! The wonky, jazzy garage of The Mekanism's 'Signs', the raw jack of Joss Moog's 'So Good So Fresh', Demuir's strutty hip-houser 'Nice And Dutty' and Jade Cox's looping, west coast-ish 'Realise' are just some of the highlights of a fine collection.