Review: Disco really doesn't come much more lo-slung and sleazy than this druggy small-hours epic from UK producer Jay Rossi. In its Original form, 'Hot Like The Sun' centres round a heavyweight, slo-mo bassline that it tops with assorted 80s Euro-sounding synths and the classic vocal from C'hantal's 'The Realm' - that's the "it's the point of highest intensity" one, for the uninitiated. Remix-wise the Instrumental is self-explanatory, Kiwi adds some gnarly rave synth stabs while Craig Bratley drops the vocal and gives the drums a lil' extra swing. A surefire attention-grabber whichever rub you plump for.
Review: A warm welcome back to sometime Wonder Stories, Silhouette Music and Roam Recordings artist Jac The Disco, who here returns to the Spin On This label, which is the artists very own imprint. It's a suitably strong EP all told, with two solid 'JTD' originals being backed by similarly strong remixes. Opener 'Manglik' is a metronomic, chugging affair, with Jac The Disco peppering a throbbing, Mororder style arpeggio bassline with rising and falling synthesizer melodies and spacey electronic flourishes. Eric Duncan piles on the wide-eyed chords and synthesizer sounds on his excellent remix, while "Goddess" is a much more spacey and cosmic chunk of pulsating electronic disco. Arguably even better is Juan Maclean's accompanying rework, which gives the track a bigger, more acid-flecked feel.
Review: New York label Wonder Stories presents the Highest Heights EP by East London DJ stalwart Jac The Disco. His career in the capital DJing at venues like fabric, XOYO, 93 Feet East and the Queen of Hoxton has left him with an insider's knowledge of what works on the dancefloor. The spiritual and cosmic nu-disco journey "Highest Heights" would make even Todd Terje stand up and notice, while the lo-slung slo-mo shenanigans of "Good Time" are perfect to play during a sunset: cannot wait to play this one next Summer! It also gets a remix up next by label boss Aimes, who takes it out from the beachfront and into the stratosphere on this euphoric and acid inflected boogie down version.
Review: Night Noise Music has decided to start a compilation series. Enitled "Night Noises" (we see what they did there), each volume will offer up previously unheard cuts from label stalwarts and guest artists they admire. There's plenty to set the pulse racing on this launch edition, from the gently bubbling acid lines and glistening guitar riffs of Tuiloxi's chugging dub disco opener ("Winter Afro Acid") and the druggy Italo-disco/proto-house flex of "Quirked" by Aimes, to the weighty and exotic disco pump of Jack Carel's Bollywood-inspired "Eastern Journey" and the throbbing cosmic disco psychedelia of Roe Deers' dark and pulsating "Prince". Superb stuff all told.