Kalle, Magnus & Daniel - "Ny, Lang" (Prins Thomas edit) - (6:32) 120 BPM
Review: Prins Thomas's Full Pupp label turned 15 in 2020, and here's the final installment in a series of five various artist EPs (Vols 1-4 plus, confusingly, 'FPXX15') they've been releasing to mark the occasion. As with the other volumes, all four cuts are brand new productions from label regulars, and as per the label's MO generally, all four blur the boundaries between deep house and nu-disco, with Jarle Brathen's 'Vaguely Wavey' probably the pick for house floors, and Velferd's 'Returning' the one to head for if you're in search of some of that shimmer-y, sparkly 80s Euro flava. Scandi-disco at its best.
Review: To kick-start a fourth year of disco-fuelled madness, Hot Digits chief Fingerman has put together this sizeable compilation of previously unheard exclusives. As you'd expect, there's far more killers than fillers to be found amongst the 28-track deep selection or re-edits and original productions. Highlights include the clarinet-laden electrofunk-meets-disco bounce of Frank Virgilio's "It's Your Boogie Baby", the disco-goes-hip-hop flex of Tony Disco's delicious "Rolling Paper", the sparkling nu-disco goodness of "When It Comes To Funk" by Stephen Richards, the driving disco-house bump of Ash Reynolds' "Cold Girl" and the fuzzy electrofunk wobble of Don Dayglow's "Many Things". Throw in fine contributions from Chewy Rubs, Le Visiteur, norse man Jarle Brathen and, of course, Fingerman, and you have a must-buy collection of cuts.