Review: Based out of Guadalajara, Mexico, Calypso Records as a label has slowly bubbled to the surface since appearing on the scene in 2017. Founded by Thomass Jackson and Inigo Vontier, the label gives a full debut and EP to French producer Kubebe out of Lille, gifting a high profiled remix from Thomas Von Party. Filled with rain, watery percussion and dripping field recordings in tracks like "Yonaguni" and "Surin", Kubebe indulges in a world of ambient and exotica that meets house music and new age styles. With more direct future funk and suggestive French electronic elements in "Angiyu", find some tougher disco industrialisms and new wave influences in the title-track given an tribal and rhythm centric 'Collapsing Lifestyle' remix by TVP.
Review: Mexican imprint Duro may have walked steadfast down the left hand path of late, with their knack for moody industrial influenced music, but the first installment in their new 'Muy' compilation series sees them celebrate their 4th birthday in fine fashion - with the label and its cohorts returning to their nu-disco roots in delightful fashion. Kubebe delves deep into lo-slung territory on the mesmerizing groove of "Lagomar", Lithuanian Roe Deers offers up some cut-up classic house shenanigans on "Florida", Wolfstram does deep into the exotic (Disco Halal style) on "Ritual Of Nothing" and Hanzo & Yaman deliver the neon-lit body music of "Supergeil".