Review: FLXXX are Mexican duo Ands Mega & Montessori who throw down some deep and dark nu disco on "Mayo Kayer" this one is super spacey much like the grooves of fellow Mexico expat Man Power. "Delores" is more stripped back and low slung with a sick arpeggio and rich string tapestries while "Mayan Ghost" is the real highlight; a sinister late night tech house jam with razor sharp synths and a whole lot of grit. There's some pretty sick remixes too; particularly by Neil Parnel aka Nein Records boss Tronik Youth who turns in a bleepy and adrenalised remake of "Mayan Ghost" that is so made to play.
Review: According to their Soundcloud profile, FLXXX are Ands Mega & Montessori from Puebla, Mexico. It's a project created by two young friends who share ideas and tastes within the concept of music and parties. They've previously offered up stuff on the likes of Nein Records, Play Pal Music and Wonder Stories and deliver this sweet new one for German imprint Emerald & Doreen. "Funeral" is a serving of slow burning and gutsy EBM attitude with some stylish vintage arpeggios, rusty beats and delay drenched post punk vocals. There's a couple of great remixes too: Alda's rendition stays on with the same aesthetic but replaces the preset with a dirty synth bass and some slamming Linn drums. The LosBikini remix is definitely the most dancefloor effective; this cosmic/Italo influenced synth journey is a wild one indeed!
Review: To celebrate five years of releasing new wave-inspired, left-of-centre goodness, Madrid's Play Pal Music has put together this celebratory compilation of previously unheard treats from the label's growing roster of artists. As you'd expect, the tone is dark, druggy and psychedelic from the word go, with Rambal Cochet's hallucinatory, slo-mo opener "Dark Caravan" neatly signposting what's to come. There are of course plenty less intense moments scattered throughout the compilation - see the tasty tracks by Did Virgo and Amevicious, Vereno and Club Bizarre, for starters - but a low-slung, heavyweight jam is never far away. To our ears, the best examples come from Curses (the wonky disco-punk of "More Cherry Pie"), Theus Mago (the Motorik throb of "Low Cost Interstellar Drive") and Nozz (grandiose soundtrack Italo throb-job "Clock").