Review: If you're after a near faultless selection of peak-time ready house and disco jams, this special Amsterdam Dance Event compilation from Yam Who's Black Riot could just be the ticket. There's a good mixture of fresh floor-fillers - see the sample-heavy, boompty style Chicago house pulse of The Phantom Revenge's "Workout Music", Phonik D's piano-laden disco-house romp "Talking Vintage" and the smooth, life-affirming deep house warmth of Thatmanmonkz's hazy revision of Amp Fiddler's "Your Love Is All I Need" - and recent revisions of classic cuts. In this category you've find a superb Hi-Fi Sean revision of Psychotropic's rave-era anthem "Hypnotic", a sparkling Kiko Navarro re-make of Kenny "Jammin" Jason's "Can U Dance 2015" and a wonderful, filter-sporting disco-house take on CN Williams "Mr Bump Man" by Yam Who and Jaegerossa.
Review: There's naturally plenty to set the pulse racing on this collection of "Footure Classics" (we chuckled, at least) from Phonk D's reliable Footjob imprint. Former Stupid Human regular Le Rubique kicks things off with the loose and groovy "Pata Pata", where elongated organ chords, disco style bass guitar motifs, parping synth-horns and classic Afrobeat vocal samples ride a live-sounding house groove. Phonk D and Triotitat offer some deeper and dreamier thrills via the classic piano house flex of "Another Piano Song", before Lukas Lehmann and Pallaspeople serve up a more low-slung tech-tinged take on deep house blessed with serious alien synthesizer sounds. To round things off, Sascha Ciminiera steals the show via "Don't Bring That Low", a rolling and groovy peak-time workout smothered in snaking horn solos and huggable piano riffs.
Review: If you're looking for an eclectic bunch of 4/4 floorfillers, this goodtime four-tracker from the mysterious Martin Ruppert camp should fit the bill. Check, for example, the heavy, relentless bass guitar loops, bouncy disco-house drums and cut-up vocal and orchestral samples driving Phonk D's party-starting "Gonzo", and the low-slung, psychedelic drug-chug that is Le Rebrique's hypnotic, filter-heavy "Keep The Flow". Elsewhere, Jacob Stoy and Le Rubrique join forces on the beach-warm, picturesque deep house flutter of "Cafe KOZ", while Dan Bay tiptoes the fine line between sub-heavy dub pressure and lo-fi deep house on the spaced-out goodness of "Kurdistan Dada".
Review: For his latest audio adventure, Footjob founder Phonk D has joined forces with old pal Le Rubrique for a joint foray into the world of quirky disco-house. Opener "Flying Circus" is something of a cheeky dancefloor treat, and features the duo melding cut-up elements from a familiar, disco-era anthem with swinging house beats and a seriously chunk bassline. Borrowed Identity provides a smoother but still eccentric deep house revision of that tune, before Phonk and Rubrique wrap spacey, stretched-out synth chords over a snappy house groove on the quietly impressive "Latenight Flight". A tasty package is completed by the wonky, Syclops-style electronics, slipped Italo-disco arpeggio lines and hazy disco samples of "In The Air".