Review: Discotron's moniker conjures up images of neon-lit androgynes smooching to pulsating, electronic disco. The reality, however, has more in common with the wedding reception approach of say, N-Trance and their 1995 smash, Stayin Alive. Here on My Nu Joint EP, he takes the formula forward by sampling Sister Sledge masterpiece My Forbidden Lover, looping it, coating it swirly swishes and hip-hop 'ughs'. "Ghetto Funk" meanwhile merges a Salsoul style groove with some (Q-Tip?) rapping. Sneer all you like but when these drop at your reception and there's pure delirium on the dancefloor, who's laughing last eh?
Review: Rising electro star Alex Metric, who recently joined the BBC's In New DJs We Trust team and delivered a storming mix of Gorillaz' "Stylo", releases these two storming tunes under his Discotron alias. "Stand Up" is a beefed up disco edit and similar in vibe to Duck Sauce's recent smash �Anyway�. Putting huge beats and filters under quality disco never goes out of fashion, and "Stand Up" is a huge, soulful anthem in the making.Same goes for "Get Up & Boogie", which samples Silver Connection's tune of the same name with devastating effect. The perfect balance between the soul of disco and the speaker-busting power of electro, these two tunes come highly recommended.