Review: Relative newcomers on the scene, Patawawa, are not your average nu-disco act. For a start they're a trio (Sam Wilmot, Rory Lovatt, and Beth Garrett), they don't re-edit, they play live and they don't even hail from anywhere trendy (they're from Derbyshire, a fact that, they believe, lends their music a certain cheekiness). Here we find their recent Chic-esque single, Red & White, reworked by the one and only Dr Packer. He's done a sterling job of retaining almost all the elements of the original song but added some looser disco-house groove and swing. Imagine if they made an album!
Review: If you're in the mood for some sun-kissed sounds tailor-made for sun-kissed pool parties and lazy afternoons on the beach, Future Disco's latest compilation could be just the ticket. You get 18 unmixed tracks for your DJ sets, plus a non-stop mix to help while away the hours while your skin turns a lovely shade of red. Musically, it's a mixture of baggy Balearic disco-pop (Luxxury, Stavanger Hunt and Future Disco's "Another Lifetime", dub disco influenced grooves (Soulwax remixing Tendts, the low slung strut of Lowheads' "Seven Afro Mood"), dreamy deep house sexiness (Henrik Vilard, Moon Boots) and evocative nu-disco haziness (the Italo-influenced thrust of 16BL's ace "You Are High"). More importantly, the quality threshold remains high throughout.