Review: Calling upon a deeper shaman from the inner exotics, producer from planet earth Leonor arrives on the Shango label following a run of impressive releases for others like Tom Tom Disco, Playground (Arg) and Ombra International. Sending in the sounds and field recordings of an alluring medina, "Curandero" and its atmospherics are underpinned by an industrial disco rhythm and wailing motifs that comes packed with a Feller remix channelling the spirits of Major Lazer, while Rabih Rizk's version opts from something '90s, tribal and trance. Alongside this is the slower, tropical motion and rainforest vibes of a slightly grungy "La Creacion", with Buddha Bar vibes abound in DBRA's remix, next to some horn-blowing, psychedelic acid funk in "Poder Cosmico".
Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from Toolroom's "Poolside Ibiza" compilation strand, namely groovy nu-disco, house and laidback Balearic beats inspired by afternoons spent lounging by the water in stonking White Isle heat. Naturally, there are plenty of gems to be found amongst the 40 unmixed tunes selected by chosen DJs Moullinex and Xinobi, from their own collaborative post-punk/dub number "X Marks The Spot", to the slick '80s synth-pop dreaminess of Tensnake's fine remix of Xinobi's "Far Away Place" and the drowsy, Morricone-influenced soundscape weirdness of Simple Symmetry's remix of Moscoman's "I Ran". Throw in some seriously good cuts from Felipe Gordon, Donald Dust, Pin Up Club and Meera (whose carnival-ready boogie jam "Fine Without You" stands out), and you have a fine collection of summery cuts.