Review: German duo Final DJs serve up the Gossip Country EP, with the title track an 80s leaning synth heavy jam reminiscent of classic Kavinsky and Bag Raiders tackle. "Salt On Our Skin" is a more ethereal affair, with chunky bass stabs occupying the nether regions while gently rippling arpeggios float about like fluffy clouds, while "A Long Way Home" uses filtered, trancey chords to epic effect. And do check remixes of "Gossip Country" and "Salt On Our Skin" from Justin Faust and Sebastian Scotch respectively!
Review: Although they hail from Germany, this duo's hearts are most definitely rooted in France, or more specifically, the French sound. Once again "Moonshine" mines that familiar territory of sugary, compressed 80s synth-pop in the vein of well, almost anything on labels like Valerie. Auxiliary The Masterfader keeps it 80s, but more electro-funk, Phunktastike goes for a classic Alan Braxe-style workout, while CRAM go for a slightly housier interpretation.
Review: Stuttgart duo Final DJs hook up with Dim Mak vocalist Patrick Baker for a euphoric summer hit for all the lovers out there called, fittingly, "Summer Nights". Should Bag Raiders' "Shooting Star" have been a favourite you'll be happy to read this single treads a similar path as glittering arpeggios and synths ring out like a classic Cut Copy or Holy Ghost production, and should you want that extra heartfelt dose of warmth, let Baker's wispy croon do the talking.
Review: Cardiff's nu-disco label Pole Position are in good spirits, and with this album marking their golden jubilee of releases, who can blame them? 50 releases is a good time to take stock of all you've achieved, and glancing at this 15 song tracklisting it's clear they've accomplished quite a lot indeed. Highlights include the deep and soothing Balearic soul of "After Rain", the sensual mong-house of DATO's "We Could Be Dancing" and the blissed out electro-funk of "For The Sake Of Love".