Review: Girlhood is an acclaimed new French movie about a disillusioned young girl who joins a female gang in order to escape her dead end life. To add to the drama French electronic producer Para One has been drafted in to score the flick. It's a richly rewarding 10-track listen that fully complements the film's highs and lows: from the sweeping synth emotion of beatless opener "Neon" to the glass chime whimsy of closer "Girlhoood (reprise)", taking in the otherworldly synthpop of "Slow Down" along the way.
Review: Taken from last year's spotless album Passion, "Every Little Thing" takes contemporary R&B-fuelled hip-hop and runs it through a more futuristic bass machine. Here we find it delivered in myriad remix options from sensual cosmic soul-hop (Canblaster remix) to end-of-night hug-athon euphoria (Girl Unit remix). For those who love Cam'rom, Irfane and Tekilatex's fluid rap there's a handy acapella. And for those who don't love it, there's an instrumental.