Review: While this release might not be the highest profile of disco compilations to land in recent times it does feature some great artists, namely the mighty Eddie C and Greta Cottage Workshop's Paxton Fettel. The former delivers a snare thwacking remix of Trujillo's "Fruit Punch" that's full of the Canadian's trademark use of singing guitars, while the latter, on the other hand, provides a class original that's filtered, lo-fi and full of loving melody. Other highlights include Mario Basanov's clubby remake of "Love Someone", and tougher, phased beats can be heard on Florian Anders "Back Down, Back Up". And for that extra bonus there's a DJ mix of all the tracks by Trujillo. Get. On. Board.
Review: It's a been year since Barcelona's Apersonal dropped the first volume of Coastal Soul, doesn't time fly when your having fun? Vol 2 marks their fourth anniversary and once again it's another continuous mix by label co-founder Andres Vegas. He doesn't disappoint either - further pursuing the sounds previously explored and adding to their repertoire too. Highlights include the sultry jack of "LA Melody (Session Victim mix)" by Egyptian Nipples, the deliciously warped electro-house-pop "More For The Less" by Mario Basanov and the slo-mo, fuzzy-sludge house of "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" by Michael J Collins.
Review: Barcelona's nu-disco label, Apersonal, are currently celebrating their third birthday, and to mark the occasion label co-founder Andres Vegas delivers this sizzling late summer mix. The label's vibe is all about deep, sunkissed Balearica that is explored to the nth degree over the space of (just over) and hour. It's a wondrous journey with select highlights including Jay Shepheard's mesmerising, early Beloved sounding "Here Comes", the hazy mid 80s digital soul of "After Midnight", the looped white heat funk of "Tryin To Be Me" and the Italo-disco/acid house hybrid "Bottle Of Mine" by Egyptian Nipples.