Review: Since ditching his juke-focused "Murderbot" project a few years back, Chris "Chrissy" Shively has found success as a producer of giddy, good-time dance music shot through with references to all manner of classic UK and U.S styles and sub-genres. "Resilience", his first full-length as Chrissy, continues on this theme, delivering a whirlwind trip through three decades of sweaty, party-starting UK and U.S dance music. Shively begins with the smile-inducing rave revivalism of "Like A Fantasy" and the "Sweet Harmony"-esque "Do What You Feel", before in sequence turning his hand to 1980s piano house ("Your Ghost"), heavy London hardcore ("We Need Love"), acid-fired ghetto-house ("U Can't Stop"), Kariya (the "I Want You Tonight" style brilliance of "So I Go Dancing") and early jungle/drum and bass ("Call On Me").
Review: You'd expect a compilation curated by open-minded DJ/producer Hunee to be eclectic in nature, and Hunchin' All Night is just that and more. Marketed simply as "a collection of his favourite dancefloor cuts from the '70s until modern time", the compilation set is packed with obscure and inspired jams in a variety of styles. Compare, for example, the gentle but tribal rhythms and new age synthesizers of Carlos Maria and Nuno Canavarro's "Blue Terra" with the glistening, mid-80s Balearic jazz-funk brilliance of Stanislas Tohon's "Owhaaou" (as re-edited by French digger Raphael Top-Secret), or even the Clavinet-heavy Highlife brilliance of Pat Thomas's "Yesu San Bra Disco Hi Life". And that's before we get to the acid-flecked techno madness of Villa Abo and Hunee's wonderfully dreamy and dubbed-out pulse of Mappa Mundi's "Trance Fusion".