Review: The force is strong in this debut E.P from Double F.O.G, a debutant nu-disco Jedi operating from Bandolier's hidden base on Tatooine. The intergalactic action begins with "Death Star Express", which is the kind of all-electronic, synthesizer-heavy nu-disco workout that would get storm troopers hot under the collar at Darth Vader's bi-weekly discoid rave-ups. Despite the presence of chunkier, house style beats, "R2 Disco" has a more classic synth-disco feel, with swirling electronic strings and Clavinet lines combining to impressive effect. "Who's Your Daddy?" is an even more driving, funk-fuelled affair full of elastic synth-bass, vocoder vocals and bubbly melodies, while the heavier but similarly minded closer "It's Time To Go" sounds like it was created to get Ewoks break-dancing at their regular forest jams.
Review: Bandolier presents a second salvo from fast-rising disco Jedi Double F.O.G, whose label debut last autumn remains one of the nascent imprint's strongest collections of cuts. Pleasingly, there's plenty to set the pulse racing this time round, too. Check first the hypnotic, mind-altering bump of "Hot & Wet", where punk-funk style sax loops and mangled vocalizations ride a rubbery mutant disco groove, before turning your attention to the electric piano-laden reggae-nu-disco fusion of "Who's Afraid of Disko Dreng", a wild but hugely attractive affair that defies easy categorization. Finally, the mysterious producer reaches for the cowbells on druggy and driving closer "I Do Anything", a throbbing late night fusion of angular arpeggio bass, mind-altering motifs and dreamy chords.
Review: The team behind Thunder Jam is dreaming of a "Fantasy Fling". Given that the compilation is an expansive, 21-track affair (sorry), it would be safe to say that they're thinking of a steamy, all-action romance rather than a disappointing one-night stand. Musically, the cuts on offer tend towards the warm and loved-up, with Adata's dreamy deep house opener "Marlena Soul" and the glassy-eyed Balearic disco heat of Aure Zwins' "Long Way" setting the tone. Highlights include the loopy, filter-heavy bounce of Celestino's Lionel Richie-sampling "Rhythm", the twinkling, picturesque nu-disco cheeriness of Double F.O.G's "Bang Bao Boulevard", the synth-heavy boogie revivalism of "Fangkok" by Ivan Fabra and the low-slung dub disco-goes-jazz flex of Noil Rago's "J.Club".