Review: To date, Mexico-based producer Future Feelings has tiptoed the fine line between deep house and nu-disco. "Stay On The Scene", though, is an altogether murkier affair, with pulsating, Jaydee style Belgian bass and trippy electronics underpinning a gnarled spoken vocal. It's more akin to something that you'd find on Hot Creations or Crosstown Rebels than Electrique, but that's no criticism. The strangely titled "Eddie Mercury (Mike Dub)" version is, if anything, even more intense, with darker textures and some twisted acid touches. It's a real late night, heads-down hip-wiggler. It's probably the pick of the two tracks, which is some compliment given the qualities of the original version.
Review: It's been some 18 months since Seattle-based nu-disco producer Futurewife made his debut on Mexican imprint Mix La Fun. Here he delivers the belated follow-up, an expansive six-track set featuring three original productions and a trio of tasty remixes. His style - cut-up, eccentric and funky, with curious instrumentation and an unfussy joviality - is arguably best showcased by the wonky funk of "As Luck Would Have It", though the filter-heavy disco-house blast of "Come To Love" runs it close. Remix-wise, there are particularly good versions of "As Luck Would Have It" by Heion (baggy Balearic nu-disco) and Dynamicron, whose slowed-down interpretation sounds both strangely druggy and intensely sober. Either way, it's delightfully exotic and pleasingly humid.
Review: Dynamicron's Los Grandes label is fast becoming one of the more reliable sources of contemporary disco. Their Black Lace compilations, which feature tracks that sit somewhere between straight-up edits and disco-tinged house productions, have proved particularly popular. There's predictably plenty to enjoy on this sixth instalment in the serious, from the righteous rubbery bass and space synths of Sunner Soul's "One Game" and heavyweight Italo pulse of Nicko's "Electronic Disguise", to the bouncy cut-up disco house antics of Mr Moustache Love's "El Coca", and Plastic Fantastic's dreamy downtempo gem "Beyond The Horizon". While the latter stands out like a sore thumb next to such boisterous dancefloor fare, it arguably provides the album's most startling moment.