Review: Parisian pair Politics of Dancing have decided to celebrate the 5th birthday of their namesake record label by release a string of EPs containing unheard tracks from friends and contemporaries. Naturally they feature on "Part 1" with "Peace", a deliciously deep early morning workout that wraps dreamy pads and dubbed-out synthesizer riffs around an especially huggable electronic groove. There are naturally plenty of highlights elsewhere across the EP though. Check first Boris Werner's "Omar Coming", a chugging and bass-heavy affair rich in mind-altering electronic effects, funky bass and layered percussion, before gaping in wonder at the New York, mid-1990s vibes of Djebali and Stephan Bazbaz's "J'Adore". The contribution by Rowlandz, a thickset number that matches a chunky groove with jaunty Clavinet stabs and electric piano flourishes, is also luscious.
Review: Since inaugurating their collaboration-focused P.O.D Cross label a couple of years back, production duo Politics of Dancing have showcased studio hook-ups with artists including Sebo K, D'Julz, Djebali, Cab Drivers and Crhis Carrier. They begin their latest two-track missive by joining forces with Talman Records founder Okain to deliver a boisterous, bass-heavy bounce through chunky drums, deep sub-bass, dubbed-out synthesizer motifs and drowsy aural textures. They're next joined by born collaborator Rowlanz, whose recent releases have all been in cahoots with like-minded producers. Their collaborative cut fuses the dreamy, ear-pleasing sonics of hazy deep house with the rolling, glitch-sporting grooves of quality tech-house. It's an undeniably alluring affair.