Review: More from Luv Shack stalwart Lesale, who delivers a quick follow-up to June's rather fine "Mister Easy EP". The headine attraction is undoubtedly the producer's "Baguette Magique" (snigger), a deliciously loved-up, bouncy and positive chunk of disco/deep house fusion smothered in clanking percussion hits, spine-tingling strings and wonky, Syclops-esque electronics. Roman Rauch remixes, seemingly drawing influence from classic, turn-of-the-90s New York deep house and quirky acid tracks. Elsewhere, "House Rules" is a fine chunk of sun-kissed disco-house classiness that seemingly unfurls itself as the track progresses, while "Jungle Breeze" brilliantly joins the dots between early Italian dream house and contemporary tropical house.
Review: For this latest instalment by House Of Records the compilation-focused label turns to Jeudi, a Hamburg-based operation that's been releasing laidback, often minimal and disco-tinged house since 2010. This 12-track compile features music from names like HNNY who provides a summery, Axel Bowman-like disco-house groover, while James Silk & Lee M provide some Ibiza popping, bassline house. There's also some downbeat disco from Lesale and some dubbier moves by Monitor 66.