Review: Zurich-based combo Dragon Suplex are getting some serious attention online; in fact, their recent sneaky rework of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's "Say, Say, Say" has notched up almost 20,000 plays on Soundcloud. Here they pop up on Mullet with an EP of "deep disco" - a kind of chunky, feelgood fusion of rubbery deep house and nu-disco. There's plenty to admire, from the Hot Creations-ish hustle of "Keep On" and yearning positivity of "One Question", to the sampled R&B vocals, electrofunk synths and mid-'80s Fleetwood Mac melodies of "I Should Have Told You". Best of all, though, is the chiming, picturesque "First Kiss", which sounds like a late summer anthem in the making.
Review: Sounding like a killer death move in an '80s 8-bit wrestling game, Dragon Suplex immediately fits right in with the Mullet aesthetic, even before we've heard the music. Speaking of which we get four retro tinged jams, just the way label boss Casio Social Club likes it. Highlights include the smooth but tough electro-house groover, "Something Something", the Shannon-esque "Playing With Me" and the vapour trail synth-washed "Proud".
Review: Last year's First Kiss EP from Zurich-based Dragon Suplex was one of Mullet's biggest hits to date, so it's little surprise to see the picturesque title track getting the remix treatment. The Swiss duo steps up first, transforming their nu-disco and boogie influenced original into a booming but baggy, garage-influenced synth-house anthem. Label owners Casio Social Club reach for the organs on their vintage '92 US garage-inspired rework, while Odahl's strobe-friendly house refix benefits greatly from tons of cut-up organs, synths and vocals. Fishing Vest go deeper, offering up a mix that sounds like the Pet Shop Boys after a fist full of happy pills, while Joeblack drops the stand-out version: a total boogie overhaul that sounds like it could have been produced in 1983.
Review: It's been two years since the last installment of Justin 'Casio Social Club' Winks's Remix Collection series. This third installment focuses largely on reworks from the last couple of years - mostly for material on his own Mullet Records imprint - and sees him joining the dots between vintage electrofunk, nu-disco, synth-pop and organ-laden '90s house. Highlights are plentiful, and include a superb, synth-laden dub of Tad Wily's "Go Ahead" (complete with percussion borrowed from a BB&Q classic), a freestyle revision of Timmy Vegas's "Don't Stop", and a radio-friendly '90s house re-fix of Muddyloop's "If This Isn't Love". Oh, and two stellar versions of cuts from fast-rising Brazilian nu-disco starlet Joeblack.