Review: Gameboyz are are a Spanish trio based in Badajoz who have released previously on Nein and Madrid's Rotten City. Their new release for Melomana sees them throw down some seriously acidified electro-house on "Kakum" with a bit of help from homeboy Mijo. While "Chaka Chaka" shows a bit more restraint on this bumpy minimal/tech house jam with some sweet bleepiness and pitch shifted vocals that calls mind mind early Run Stop restore and m_nus releases. These guys have some potential!
Review: It is now over to hot Berlin DJ/blogger duo Local Suicide on San Francisco's Roam Recordings, following up some great releases by electro punks Aimes, John Parsley and Zombies In Miami. Teaming up with Mexico City's Alex Sander aka Mijo on the boompty late night sleaze of "Edo Kai Tora" which gets a majorly brooding remix up next by Berlin veteran Sascha Funke. Next up "Ganz Falsch" is a properly neon-lit nu-disco jam, that's bound to get you boogying right into the stratosphere. It too receives a rework: it's over to Moscow's Simple Symmetry of Multi Culti and Correspondant fame, who gets into some rowdy punk-funk antics in the vein of Red Axes or Autarkic.
Review: With releases on labels like Roam and Shara Music, Mijo's star was already in the ascent, and this EP for Duro will only serve to consolidate his reputation. Based on a rugged rhythm and a low-slung bass, the title track resounds to niggling percussive ticks and dubbed out claps. It sounds like a refined, futuristic take on electro house. The label has commissioned a series of remixes that vary in sound and style: Paulor's take is laden down with dramatic strings and guitar power chords, while on the Dyor interpretation, a radically different approach prevails with lo-fi guitar riffs and hypnotic pulses providing a more refined flavour. Finally, there's The Chica's take, a cut-up version peppered with New York house horns.
Review: Shara music emerges with a concept that glitters by love for a very special woman named Sara. The producer of Barcelona Owen Ezard presents his new record label, Shara Music, and it starts nothing more, nothing less with this great piece of EP signed by the mexico-Italian couple Mijo & Rodion. A futuristic sound ep charged with hints Techno Latin and classical Italo influence also with the remixes included of "Chapo Guzman" and our great Damon Jee. Exceptional beginning for this label and where in addition They have prepared for us a lot of amazing references that will see the light as the year progresses. First reference Shara Music... SHM001 is coming up
Review: Since launching back in 2012 with a suitably grisly EP from Moon Runner, Disque-Discos' occasional Discorror series has provided listeners with an impressive catalogue of horror-influenced, heavily electronic disco jams. This fifth installment, arriving just in time for Halloween, offers more of the same. There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the John Carpenter-on-steroids pomp of Comegatos' "Ultratumba" and psycho strings of Gameboyz dark italo jam "Casa De Morte", to the throbbing bass, snappy analogue hits and moody electronics of Inigo Vontier's "Camino A Mordor". Arguably even better is the deliciously camp stomp of "Palo Oscurito" by Roman & Castro, and the sludgy, mid-tempo pulse of Tronik Youth's standout "The Machines Are Coming".