Previously, Mullet faves Casio Social Club have largely delivered sprightly, tongue-in-cheek revisions of '80s electrofunk and synth disco. Here, they pop up on Eskimo with arguably their strongest release to date - a bass-heavy blend of Italo, deep house and tactile Balearic pop that simply twinkles with dancefloor intent. It also features some wonderful piano stabs, too, making it more E'd-up than your average Shoom punter circa 1989. Djuma Soundsystem & Kolombo's "Cherimoya", meanwhile, slows the pace for a similarly touchy-feely blend of sparse nu-disco and eyes-wide-shut electronic soul. Arguably Eskimo's best for some time, and definitely worth investigating.
Kolombo aka Belgian producer Olivier Gregoire delivers a deeply trippy take on deep house for Kompakt. The title track is based on doubled up broken beats that house swirling chords, sassy cowbells and midway through a second, tranced out melody line. Just when you thought that the arrangement couldn't get any wackier, Gregoire sends the listener down the rabbit hole with a wild psychedelic segue. "Sustain" starts life as a more conventional deep house arrangement, its steely drums housing washes of warm synths. But clearly Gregoire has a short attention span because after a few minutes, he introduces a mournful organ coda that sounds like the work of a drunken Theremin player.