Review: There's no shortage of dark, throbbing leftfield disco around right now. If such is your bag, then here's a two-track, four-mix EP you might wanna check for. Opener 'Paninari On Acid' blurs the lines between Italo, EBM/new beat and acid house, while Niv Ast's remix pushes the track more firmly into the 'acieeeed!' zone and is the pick to these ears. The EP's other original, 'Tenere', is an even moodier, midtempo affair - if you were soundtracking a brutal spy thriller set in early 80s Berlin, it'd be perfect - while a techno-Italo rerub from Fabrizio Mammarella completes the package.
Review: Keeping up with appearances Boite Music introduces a new VA projecting a sound that takes in slow-mo acid, electro and proto-techno sounds by Mexico's Alex Aguayo's next to the atmospheric, percussive and rhythm heavy "Sumo" by Alberto Melloni. Manuel Costela looks to the stars and New York for inspiration in the Nord-electronics of his track "Cosmos", with a dusty, beatdown and funkfied highlight coming out of Daniel Monaco & Ricardo Ruben post-punk, new wave session, "Italorama". Prepare for landing.
Flagio M - "I Want Your Love" (Salta & Roma remix) - (7:09) 115 BPM
TX Connect - "Danza Futura" - (5:45) 126 BPM
Dan L - "Una Melodia Triste" (Salta & Roma remix) - (9:07) 110 BPM
Review: Grab a cold beer, whip off your shoes and head down to the shore: Bordello a Parigi's brilliant "Riviera Disco" series is turning ten with an expansive collection of cuts guaranteed to get you dancing on the shore shirtless. There's naturally a retro-futurist feel throughout, with all 11 tracks making use of the chugging arpeggio style basslines and colourful, mid-'80s synthesizer melodies of Italo-disco. Highlights come thick and fast, from the jaunty melodies and Bobby 'O' Orlando grooves of Daniel Monaco & Don Voyage's "Tropical Disaster" to the bold, spacey melodies and effortlessly joyous vibe of Bijou's "Hotsy Totsy (Instrumental Mix)". Also worth checking is the tongue-in-cheek vocal brilliance of Salta and Roma's 1984 style tweak of Flagio M's "I Want Your Love".