Review: Future Disco invites you poolside and guides you through the long hot summer days, where the parties begin early and finish late. Taking you from lounging by the pool under the clear blue sky to sunset house, this is perfect for any laidback occasion. an essential summer soundtrack that features key artists such as: Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak who present the sensual lo-slung disco of "Don't Want This To Be Over" (Jean Tonique Remix), U.S. artists David Marston & Life On Planets who team up for the evocative deep house groove of "Contortions" feat. Hannah Noelle & Dan Izco, and Berlin-by-way-of Vancouver artist Jayda G who serves up the hypnotic Detroit vibe of "Rishikesh". Elsewhere, the ever reliable Butch delivers the main room dancefloor drama of "Lale", and Brazilian techno legend Renato Cohen makes his comeback on "Sweet Nightmare" but makes a departure from what we're used to on this funky house anthem. Also comes with a continuous DJ mix.
Review: "!Kollections" banner. Each focuses on a certain aspect of the long-running label's vast back catalogue. The fourth edition, for example, focused on disco. "Reflections", the latest volume, is not as tight stylistically and instead gathers together tracks that tend towards the deep, poignant, beautiful and melancholy. There are many treats amongst the 27 showcased selections, with highlights including an impeccable chunk of string-laden downtempo pop from DJ Tennis and Fink, a dreamy slice of loved-up house warmth from Lone, the bustling, dream house era Mediterranean holiday memories of Mugwump's "God is Gracious" and the thrusting, big room-friendly late night hypnotism of Dubfire's "Dust Devil".
Do It All For You (feat Aquiles Navarro) - (6:44) 120 BPM
Feel Your Soul (feat Frano) - (5:40) 127 BPM
Trust Me (feat Aquiles Navarro) - (4:15) 75 BPM
Review: The Under The Covers EP is a collaborative project started by David Marston and Brigitte Zozula. During an impromptu rehearsal session, Marston and Zozula decided to record reinterpretations of songs they had previously written and performed together - fusing elements of disco, jazz, reggae, dub and Latin music. They then brought in frequent collaborators Adam Francis (bass), Aquiles Navarro (trumpet) and Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic (keys) to help them bring the covers to life. The musicians have varied backgrounds, but their friendship and musical synergy helped them to create beautiful and sonically diverse versions of the songs. The material on the EP consists of a rework of their last hit "Pussy", originally written by Marston with Wolf + Lamb regular Nick Monaco, "Trust Me", written/composed by Marston and Zozula, and some songs inspired by African soul ballads.
Review: San Francisco's Nick Monaco brings his experiences within his hometown's nightlife culture into his own 'carefree, cosmic experimental pop sound', recently heard on his album Half Naked for Soul Clap's Crew Love label. Here he collaborates his fellow Crew Love alumnus David Marston from Kingston, Jamaica for the rather explicit "Pussy". Its risque lyrics are contrasted by an addictive modern synth-pop accompaniment with smooth arpeggios, soaring synth leads and rusty machine rhythms.
Review: The fledgling Cool Kid Music return with the debut release from the promising David Marston. "What We've Got" is the perfect track for the dying days of summer, filled with minimal garage beats, smooth melodies and vocals that have been shattered into a thousand glassy pieces. "Top Off" is the real killer though, a smooth piece of rubbery future soul with an R&B sensibility that recalls the devastating jams of Jacques Greene rolled into an unexpectedly threadbare sensibility.