Futureboogie's annual multi-artist EP has become as big a part of our summer as tedious festival queues, soggy outdoor parties and complaining about the British weather. Label stalwart Christophe kicks off this sixth edition via the clattering machine drums, glistening Balearic flourishes and thrillingly psychedelic acid lines of "West Side Critters", before Zombies in Miami go all Eastern on the sitar-sporting house exotica of "The Legends of the Hidden Temple". There's more of a sun-warmed Balearic feel to the shuffling beats, tumbling chords and jangling pianos of Forriner's tasty "Spero", while Yuki Tosaya steals the show with "Acid Dawn Breaks", which is the kind of saucer-eyed, sunrise thriller that was all the range back at the turn of the '90s.
Fresh from lighting up Futureboogie Recordings' Summer Riot VI EP with the piano-laden delight of "Spero", rising star Forriner delivers a fine debut EP for Man Power's Me Me Me label. There's loved-up positivity by the boat load to be found on "Goodnight", a spacey, synthesizer-heavy workout that sits somewhere between Italian dream house, pitched-down Motor City techno and glistening nu-disco. The producer's love of glassy-eyed synthesizers and gently unfurling melodies is explored further on the similarly delicious "Fizzy Pinballs". Shit Robot takes on remix duties, first transforming "Goodnight" into a sleazy chunk of dark-room Italo-disco (the "Remix"), before layering copious amounts of delay-laden percussion atop a restless dub disco groove on his EP standout Dub.
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