Portugal's Moulinex, otherwise known as Luis Clara Gomes, has made his name on his native Discotexas label, an outlet reserved for positive, disco-filtered house music. This latest effort sees Gomes' "Take A Chance" tune being rewired, remangled and transformed by a pair of remixers; the first is by Satin Jackets who goes for a strictly hazy, utterly boogied-out approach for the summer months, while Black Loops takes care of turning the original into a dark, dubby and pulsating floor stomper with subtle filter-house waves.
Since transferring to Discotexas (he was previously associated with Gomma), Munich man Moullinex has delivering some impressive outings, not least the loose, jangly and life-affirming dancefloor cheeriness that is recent single "Love, Love, Love". Here, it gets given the remix treatment by a trio of talented producers. Up first is Larse, whose intoxicating version laces the original's multi-tracked, dream-pop style vocal hooks over a rolling, acid-flecked, analogue style house groove. Switchdance opts for a hazier, slightly deeper approach - think haunting flute lines, slightly foreboding bass and bubbly electronics - while Les Loups weighs in with a jaunty, energy-packed, disco-flecked deep house rub.
Munich-based studio boffin Moullinex quietly impressed with his recent debut album, the jaunty and synth-heavy Flora. Here, he delivers extended, club-friendly versions of six album staples. His style - bubbling, smile-inducing nu-disco with just the right balance between electrofunk revivalism and synth-heavy house - is best expressed on the chunky "Deja vu", but there are plenty more reasons to be cheerful. The snappy, loose-limbed "Let Your Feet (Do The Extra Work)" is a cheery, stab-laden delight, while "Flora" is almost unbelievably upbeat (and all the better for it). There's also some joyous, piano-laden house shuffle in the shape of the grinning "Sunflare", and a rubbery chunk of cheeky synth-funk ("Hypnotize") that's almost impossible to dislike.
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.
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