Review: Editorial's latest EP comes from Lemon Mint, a Mexico City-based nu-disco/deep house fusionist who has previously released material on Midnight Riot and Hotbox. The four tracks here offer a neat summary of his trademark sound. "Spiral" is a dreamy, head-in-the-clouds chugger with just a whisper of acid to push things forwards, while "The Rubdown" effortlessly joins the dots between the sweaty, loop-heavy style of Tiger & Woods, and Lemon Mint's own deep and hypnotic explorations. Elsewhere, "Tornado" makes merry with sun-bright nu-disco chords, rolling beats and superb electric guitar riffs, while "Messages" sees the Mexican deliver a distinctive rework of a 1960s soul gem.
Review: Following hot on the heels from outings on 1978 Music Co, Logical and La Talacha, Lemon Mint transfers to Hotbox Recordings for his latest trip into hazy, disco-sampling deep house territory. He smartly explores different moods and tempos across the six original tracks, from the paring horns, woozy loops and head-nodding bump of opener "Just Like You", to the beachside bump and glistening guitars of "Maximino", the EP's most up-tempo moment. Highlights are pleasingly plentiful, with the '80s house-goes-Latin bliss of "Esmerelda" standing out. There's also a tasty bonus in the shape of a Funk District remix of "Just Like You", which somehow manages to make the groovy original even sunnier.
Review: Marseille based label The Exquisite Pain is back after a great release by fellow Frenchman Squarewave. Now it's the turn of Mexico's Lemon Mint who has done stuff previously on Hotbox and Deep Sense. He teams up with homeboy Supervo on "Lowriding" a deep, low slung nu-disco jam packed with enough funk and vibes of the cosmic kind for some serious travelling without moving if you know what we mean! Club Bizarre (Days Of Being Wild) deliver a wicked remix which stays true to the original but gives it more adrenalin and added dance-floor mojo. Finally Romanians the Gemini Bros deliver a fully tripped out cosmic excursion with some acidic bass and wonky synth leads to propel you into the cosmos.
Review: New Mexican disco edits label Deep Sense throws its first release in our direction. A various artist compilation showcasing their new found roster of talent. There's so much to choose from on here but for our money, we'd put a wager on Monsieur Van Pratt's Ghostbusters referencing nu-disco floor filler "Ecto 1", the throwback deep house vibes of Perfect Straight's "Sundaze" which sounds like a lost tape off of Prescription or Alleviated while The Funk District's "Bodyshaker" gos for the tightly looped disco DJ tool vibe like early Nick Holder or Moodymann and thats right up our alley!