Review: High-camp punk-funk/disco-not-disco thrills here from Pantalon, supplied in your choice of three mixes. 'In The Nick Of Time' features a main sung/spoken vocal and a second that consists of a man's voice ominously intoning the title: it's likely to prove something of a 'love it or hate it' affair, but we're firmly in the former camp! Birdee's mix foregrounds the ESG-like bassline and features stabs redolent of the classic 'Weekend', the more synth-tastic Future Mix has almost a Belgian New Beat feel and Hober Mallow takes us into more stripped-back, dubbed-out territory, with much Levan-esque echo in evidence.
Review: Notching up a decade in the business is big news for any label, so congratulations must go to Yam Who's ISM label. He's decided to mark the imprint's first decade in some style via a series of compilations that highlight some of the killer nu-disco, boogie, disco, house and Balearic jams nestling in ISM's bulging back catalogue. Highlights are plentiful throughout, from the Imagination-inspired electrofunk flex of Ron Basejam's killer rework of Alena's "Changes" and the synth-heavy rush of Balearic disco maestro Pete Herbert's revision of M Roberto & Nikolay Denev's "Be Yourself", to the breezy, soul-fired dancefloor warmth of Jonathan Ryno's "Don't Know Love" and Mark E's terrifically loved-up deep house tweak of Robot 84's "Lookin' For Love".