Review: Last Autumn SHANGO offered up "Fairy Of The Lake", a deliciously psychedelic and mind-altering compilation rich in chugging nu-disco and feverish tropical concoctions. This follow-up EP boasts seven fresh reworks of tracks on the set, some of which are arguably even better than their predecessors. We're particularly enjoying Alceo's atmospheric, slow-build mid-tempo deep house revision of Anber's "Ayaz", the sunrise-ready fusion of tech-house, Afro-house and dream house that is the Anatolian Sessions remix of CharliEM's exotic "Torpedo", and the heady, slo-mo musical fever of Ben Eager, RobinG and NIGAN's remix of Elias Fasos and Risk (GR), though others may naturally gravitate towards the hard analogue synth lines, druggy grooves and mind-altering female vocals of Jose Salano's EP-ending tweak of Juliano Gomez.
Review: If you're a fan of tropical disco and deep house - or at the very least electronic music that combines a variety of global sounds with a humid and psychedelic ethos - then we'd heartily recommend this compilation from Shango Records. Beginning with the head-nodding haziness of Lola Villa's "Wendys of Death", the set shuffles (and later dances) its way through pitched-down cosmic disco (Prado's unsettling "Tiete") and feverish, slo-mo house hypnotism (Traum's sub-heavy "Ajulejo" and the 'bad acid trip' vibes of Dn H's faintly foreboding "Mosular Spheres"), before gradually upping the tempo in pursuit of sweatier dancefloor thrills. In this category we'd put Guy Mayaan's "Stars Ceremony", a percussion-laden slab of tech-house/space disco fusion that cannily increases in intensity throughout.