Review: Duro's fourth-anniversary compilation series continues with another all-action collection of cuts from their roster of mostly Mexican artists. Fausto sets the tone with "Rumble", a deliciously raw, low-slung affair in which echoing post-punk guitar riffs ride unfussy drums and a booming analogue bassline, before Darlyn Vys layers psychedelic guitars and wild vocals atop a throbbing, arpeggio style groove. Jepe's "Rosmarin" breathlessly joins the dots between robo-disco and acid house, Mordisco's "Sacromonte" is a chugging slab of synth-heavy horror disco and Carisma's "Oto Planeta" is a dark Italo-disco throb-job laden with redlined electronics and foreboding chords. It's an excellent EP for those who like their disco grooves dark, druggy and unflinchingly heavy.
Review: Granada-based twosome Mordisco make their first appearance on historic Manchester label Paperdisco following previous outings on My Favourite Robot, Midnight Riot, NDYD Records and Spa in Disco. The Spanish duo kicks things off with "Musica De Baille", a bouncy, percussion and delay-rich slab of tropical nu-disco/chunky house fusion that rises and falls in all the right places. The duo's ability to craft slowly building, life-affirming goodness is further confirmed by second track "Nahual", where jangling piano riffs, swirling chords and sampled choral vocals triumphantly rise above a foreboding, shuffling house groove.
Review: It may be detox January for some, but for Yam Who, it's champagne o'clock as he sees his label series reach its tenth volume. There's a mind boggling 27 tracks featured here, a veritable smorgasbord of deliciously disco tuneage. Highlights include the chaotic hiNRG of Seamus Haji's "ReLoved", the tough, but soulful, jacker "Many Lovers" by Judge Funk and the smooth, synth-boogie of "Takes Me Out" by G Prajekts.