Review: In sporting terms, statistics tell us that teams do better on "home turf". It seems a fitting title then for House of Disco's latest multi-artist extravaganza, which is the musical equivalent of a thumping 5-0 home win with free beers and hugs at full time. The standard is uniformly high throughout, from the bounding bounciness of LPM's rap-sampling disco-house cut "Get With It", to the impeccably warm and sun-kissed jazz-house vibes of Purple Ice's "Adeus". In between you'll find the rolling, synth-heavy warmth of Mix & Fairbanks' deliciously loved-up "Shergar's Revenge" and "Me, You, Us", a chunky sample-house number by Shee full of swirling strings, looped guitar riffs, hazy chords and righteous spoken word samples.
Review: For their latest release, the Poetry In Motion crew has recruited up-and-coming producer Purple Ice, AKA Ireland-based French house enthusiast Rob Marsini. There's much to admire about "Mas Amor", a chunky, piano-laden peak-time house cut rich in rubbery disco bass, filtered Latino vocal samples and bustling, bouncy drums. The Hurlee remix successfully breaks up the beats while retaining the core 4/4 rhythm, at the same time adding some even warmer instrumentation and extended female vocal samples. Poetry In Motion bosses Tete De La Course, meanwhile, somehow make the Greystones-based producer's original track even bouncier and bass-heavy on their tasty Latin house rework.