Review: The Bicep boys have really been pushing their Feel My Bicep label this year, putting out strong material at a furious rate. Their latest single comes from Eden Burns and Tomas Krammer's Sandboards project. While the duo recently contributed a track to an EP on Krystal Clear's Cold Tonic imprint, the Visa EP is their debut single proper. "Visa" is something of a gem, and peppers a snappy rhythm track with sun-bright melodies and synth lines reminiscent of Red Rackem's ubiquitous "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger". James Clarke dons the Shinra alias to deliver a superb remix that looks to electrofunk and classic IDM for inspiration, while "Pink Slippz" sits somewhere between early trance, 1994 style intelligent techno, and mind-altering Italo-disco.
Adam Port - "Tonight" (Adam Port 12" Autobahn edit) - (6:14) 122 BPM
Skatebord - "The Bells Of Mist" - (9:29) 111 BPM
Tensnake - "Freundchen" - (6:11) 121 BPM
Pale Blue - "The Math" - (5:50) 124 BPM
Sandboards - "Nothing But A Freak" - (5:16) 120 BPM
Cubenx - "First Wave Front" - (7:24) 122 BPM
VIMES - "Mind" (Reprise) - (8:45) 115 BPM
Various - "Future Disco Vol 10: Complete, Repeat, A Disco Drama" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:08:46) 120 BPM
Review: The Future Disco crew has described this tenth volume in their popular compilation series as "the closing of a chapter". In effect, though, it's business as usual, with the un-credited compilers gathering together their usual mix of nu-disco, Balearic-minded floor-fillers, and house cuts inspired by original disco and boogie. Among the many highlights you'll find the deep disco wooziness of Snacks' "Matinee", a throbbing Tiger & Woods remix of Kraak & Smaak's "Way Back Home", the bombastic disco-techno of Adesse Versions' "Explain It", and some Italo-disco influenced Scandolearic business from Skateboard. Oh, and DJ Koze's anthem-like Disco Edit of Lapsley's "Operator", which is undoubtedly one of the dancefloor success stories of 2016.