Review: When it comes to blending classic disco and bumpin' peak-time house, few can match Joey Negro - a man who has been offering up disco-fied house jams since the early '90s. There are naturally plenty of his own tracks and remixes on "Put Some Disco In The House", an expansive collection of quality disco-house moments, with highlights including the rolling disco-boogie heat of "Put The Music On It (Original Disco Mix)", the chunky, walking bass-propelled "Dancing Into The Stars" (with Horse Meat Disco and Angela Johnson) and a slamming rework of Sessomato's jazz-funk flavoured "Moody". There's plenty of heat to be found elsewhere, too, with standouts including JKriv and Adeline's "Vertigo", Opolopo's boogie-tinged revision of Sylvester classic "I Need You" and the spiraling disco pump of Yam Who and Jaegerossa's "Grateful".
Review: Over the last twelve years, Dewalta has developed his Meander imprint into one of the most definitive labels in minimal techno, with releases from some of the scene's biggest names such as Ion Ludwig, Kamran Sadeghi and The Mole, through to current favourites of the Rominimal movement such as Cristi Cons, Barac and Sublee. Taking up the label's next release, this could be its most ambitious yet in the form of Lyra: a two part series with the first volume focusing on his moody and highly engineered cuts focused on the dancefloor, while the second - featured here - inaugurates the new Horizons for his new ventures into ambient soundscapes. From the grand and majestic opus "North Star", through to the cavernous and introspective dub reduction of the title track and the sinister drone experiments of "Pulses" - this was a much anticipated release and worth the wait. Highly recommended.