Review: Previously, Mullet faves Casio Social Club have largely delivered sprightly, tongue-in-cheek revisions of '80s electrofunk and synth disco. Here, they pop up on Eskimo with arguably their strongest release to date - a bass-heavy blend of Italo, deep house and tactile Balearic pop that simply twinkles with dancefloor intent. It also features some wonderful piano stabs, too, making it more E'd-up than your average Shoom punter circa 1989. Djuma Soundsystem & Kolombo's "Cherimoya", meanwhile, slows the pace for a similarly touchy-feely blend of sparse nu-disco and eyes-wide-shut electronic soul. Arguably Eskimo's best for some time, and definitely worth investigating.
Review: After Norweigian DJ/producer Mikkas Skuldstad aka Djuma Soundsystem's entry into Get Physical's Body Language series, here comes a second standalone EP taken from it that features three tracks plus one exclusive remix. Italian duo Armonica deliver some moody and melodic dancefloor drama on their take of "Soma", Team Distant take on "Menage A Moi" with a distinct tribal feel while rising South African producer Karyendasoul goes deep into the exotic with his hypnotic rework of "Duende" Closing out another vital package are Bongo & Pusk who remix their own collaboration with Djuma Soundsystem.
Review: The Copenhagen based, Norwegian DJ and producer Mikkas Skulstad is better known as Djuma Soundsystem - and has appeared for the likes of Noir Music, Chapter 24 and Crosstown Rebels. Skulstad returns for a terrific new journey on Los Angeles based Sol Selectas with "Saguaro" - a moody and atmospheric expression in minimal/tech-house that will take you deep into the exotic. Citymatine and Aether Club resident Sobek then follows up with an emotive rework that is right in line with the label's aesthetic. Second original offering "Kawahagi" similarly gets some ancient and folkloric vibes into the fold, followed by more remixes - California native Kincaid's rendition getting some 303 acid in action, while ascendant duo Fake Mood's remix gets some hypnotic polyrhythms in full effect.
Review: Get Physical role into the new year with an ode to the past of a pretty one good just gone with a 2019 various artist compilation drawing upon the straight up club manner of the label alongside some curios from the year that was. These special interest tracks include the refreshingly cosmic aqua italo remix of Soul Spaces' "Lotus Eater", tomping soft club kicks adding that extra touch. There's acoustic fringe funk and atmospheric numbers to go by on Daniel Dubb and DJ T account, with sparse, reduced minimal taking up abstract forms in Enzo Leep & Alffie's "Morning Fragments". Always deep always trippy, the compilation goes off like fireworks on your new year's eve!