Review: The relationship between Pole Position and Welsh producer Honom is in rude health - with the label commissioning a string of new mixes of his already popular tunes. Speaking of which, "Bedcat" sounds like Les Rhythmes Digitales doing Italo-disco (a very good thing in our book!). Remix-wise Satin Jackets take the track into the immaculate melodic electro-house places occupied by the likes of Billon. Frankie Goes Deep actually goes very Madonna circa Holiday for his remix and Cassara delivers the standout track here sounding like The Killers and Duran Duran jamming in the south of France.
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".
Review: Straight outta Cardiff, Pole Position's releases have been reaching far and wide with such disparate names as Robert Owens and Etienne De Crecy supporting this new release. As the title suggests, "Sebastian's Birthday" is a big, exploding champagne bottle of celebratory Italo-disco joy. Remix -wise Black Magic Disco deliver an awesome deeper take that still has its heart firmly residing in the mid-80s. Nathan Swiss concentrates on up-funking the bassline while Phunktastike strip things back for a mellower party vibe.