Rheinzand - "Mr Mercury" - (6:40) 100 BPM
   
Mandy Smith - "I Just Can't Wait" (Instrumental) - (4:40) 115 BPM
   
Marta Acuna - "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Disco Version) - (6:14) 112 BPM
   
System Olympia - "Close to my Nebula" - (3:27) 108 BPM
   
Mildlife - "Magnificent Moon" - (8:51) 112 BPM
   
Das Komplex - "Slap" - (4:12) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nu Guinea - "Je Vulesse" - (4:47) 117 BPM
   
Forgotten Corner & Khidja - "Tatooine Moons" - (7:14) 106 BPM
   
Pamela Nivens - "It's You I Love" - (4:05) 114 BPM
   
Hugh Mane - "Real Sucker For Your Love" - (6:32) 109 BPM
   
Switchdance - "Arabian Ride" - (6:06) 105 BPM
   
Land Of Light - "A Strange Attractor" (Peaking Lights Remix) - (9:59) 80 BPM
   
Mr Marvin - "Entity" (Jazzy Mix) - (4:19) 104 BPM
Review: Any time that DJ Harvey gives us a sneak peek into the current contents of his record bag - sorry, USB stick - is a cause for celebration. As you can imagine, we're cock-a-hoop that he's decided to deliver a follow-up to his superb 2017 compilation "The Sound of Mercury Rising". As with its predecessor, volume two offers a giddy skip through chiming, synth-heavy original Balearic classics (Mandy Smith, Hugh Mane), weirdo European disco (Marta Acuna), evocative electronic soundscapes (System Olympia), blue-eyed synth-pop (Pamela Nivens), drum machine-powered Middle Eastern madness (Switchdance's sublime "Arabian Ride")and a swathe of tasty contemporary cuts (the jaunty jazz-funk of Midlife, Das Komplex's ace "Slap", Nu Guinea's splendid "Je Vulesse" and Peaking Lights remix of Land of Light being the highlights).
PIKESCD 002
27 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Prelude (feat Tony Allen) - (2:53) 105 BPM
   
Howls (feat Tony Allen) - (4:01) 110 BPM
   
Open Paths - (4:36) 81 BPM
   
Ng Theme - (3:28) 100 BPM
   
Stasis (Calm Before The Storm) - (3:14) 110 BPM
   
Ta Storm - (4:57) 129 BPM
   
The Birds Rejoice - (4:02) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Phunkhysteria - (2:27) 141 BPM
   
The Sun Returns - (3:58) 100 BPM
Review: Italian duo Nu Guinea has previously proved adept at creating humid, sultry deep house and tropical-infused electronics. Here, they focus a little more on the latter with a concept album based around the distinctive Afrobeat rhythms of legendary drummer Tony Allen. With his blessing, and that of the Comet label on which he's been releasing since the 1980s, the Early Sounds Recordings pair has cut-up and re-constructed Allen's drums, combining them with their own steamy electronics, vintage synthesizer lines and classic drum machines. It's an intoxicating and hugely entertaining blend that sits somewhere between their previous outings, Danny Wolfers' material under the Nacho Patrol guise, and the dreamy late '80s/early '90s work of forgotten Italian producer Mr Marvin.
COMET 072
06 May 16
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Nuova Napoli - (3:38) 80 BPM
   
Je Vulesse - (4:48) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ddoje Facce - (4:21) 104 BPM
   
Disco Sole - (4:23) 112 BPM
   
Stann Fore - (4:09) 108 BPM
   
aA Voce ae Napule - (3:30) 75 BPM
   
Pareva Ajere - (4:33) 70 BPM
Review: On their debut album, 2016's the Tony Allen Experiments, Naples twosome Nu Guinea re-invented tracks by the legendary Afro-beat drummer as synth-heavy chunks of deep jazz-funk and nu-Balearica. For this follow-up - their first full length entirely made up of their own compositions - the duo serves up a set of jazz-funk, disco and boogie cuts rich in both their trademark colourful analogue synthesizer sounds and live instrumentation. It's a formula that guarantees a string of memorable highlights, from the sun-kissed peak-time brilliance of "Disco Sole" and rubbery, funk-fuelled "Je Vulesse" (a killer vocal number), to the wobbly downtempo trip of "A Voce E Napule" and Mizell Brothers fizz of closer "Parev Ajare", the album's most synthesizer-heavy cut.
NG 01
27 Apr 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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