Review: If you're after a near faultless selection of peak-time ready house and disco jams, this special Amsterdam Dance Event compilation from Yam Who's Black Riot could just be the ticket. There's a good mixture of fresh floor-fillers - see the sample-heavy, boompty style Chicago house pulse of The Phantom Revenge's "Workout Music", Phonik D's piano-laden disco-house romp "Talking Vintage" and the smooth, life-affirming deep house warmth of Thatmanmonkz's hazy revision of Amp Fiddler's "Your Love Is All I Need" - and recent revisions of classic cuts. In this category you've find a superb Hi-Fi Sean revision of Psychotropic's rave-era anthem "Hypnotic", a sparkling Kiko Navarro re-make of Kenny "Jammin" Jason's "Can U Dance 2015" and a wonderful, filter-sporting disco-house take on CN Williams "Mr Bump Man" by Yam Who and Jaegerossa.
Review: Whiskey Disco presents a quartet of blisteringly good reworks from Dead Rose Music Company and Satin Jackets on this fine release. Dead Rose Music Company open proceedings in style with "Nothin To Ya", a brilliantly low-slung, bass-heavy re-edit-turned-remix of the Jones Girls' "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" that turns the delightful original into a dubbed-out chunk of dancefloor chugginess. The more upbeat "Too Late", based on a lesser-known favourite, is almost as good. Satin Jackets' "The Hustle" provides some looser - but still formidably heavy - dewy-eyed disco-soul thrills, while "I Can See The Light" is more Balearic than a wet, sloppy kiss from a grinning stranger.
Review: Having previously impressed with his left-of-centre Friends of Friends imprint, Leeor Brown has teamed up with LA pal David Fisher to launch Young Adults, a new label dedicated to the fluid sounds currently coming out of the disco and house scenes. This first label sampler sets their stall out impressively. Starting with the brilliant "Jus Us" by LA's own Suzanne Kraft - a Paul Simpson style proto-house jam with a deliciously old skool vocal - the EP works through a variety of comfy, touchy-feely flavas. There's a dash of loopy deep house goodness from Dead Rose Music Company, some lush, cowbell-driven vocal deepness from Urulu and a touch of retro-futurist acid goodness from LOL Boys and Grown Folk. Recommended.