Review: Amsterdam's Night Noise have saving up a present for their ever-devoted, and here is a festive bundle, Amuse Bouche, that reveals the kind of treats they have in store for us in 2016. There are six artists showcased here, all with their own take on 21st century disco. Highlights include Ujin Ray's sombre robo-funk joint "Traum", the glacial Nordic-style synth fantasy of "Lost Patrol" by AWITW and EP highlight, the skin crawling, post-punk evil disco of "Orasol Fate" by FLVN.
Review: The Sinchi Music collective open the Nightnoise account for 2018 with this wildly diverse but inspired release. The title track is a pulsating, electronic disco groove, led by a pumping bass and mysterious synths. On "Hyperborea", the collective sticks to a similar path, only this time the synths are more epic and the melodies exude mysterious qualities. Nightnoise's mission is to navigate a path through disco, electro and techno: on the Rigopolar remix of the title track, this artistic intent results in a swing towards rumbling tribal techno and reverberating claps, while the Rollover version of "Hyperborea" concludes the release in a hail of warbling acid.
Review: Amsterdam based Sinchi Music is back with the Never Lost Never Found EP which serves up some deep and slinky tech house. "Never Found" features gentle 303 acid flourishes over a restrained groove. "Never Found" is a delightful ambient house makeover with an electro beat that is just made for drifting. The remix of "Never Lost" by man of the moment; Tel Aviv's Moscoman is just as low slung and funky as you'd expect but with the right amount of funk and wonk in the melody: quality as always! Oli Warriner's remix of "Never Found" is more on the straight up techno tip, albeit a restrained one; featuring booming 808 and haunting industrial textures building the right amount of drama and atmosphere.
Review: A musical collective unified through a 'search of truth through their chosen medium', Sinchi Music have arrived brandishing a double hitter - the "Exhale EP". First up is the pulsating analogue throb of "Aether Drift" which is remixed into a moody electro-house bounce by Gemini Brothers. Meanwhile the deep dark and tormented EBM of "Silicone Sweat" is reworked into creeped-out slo-mo electro-disco by FLVN. Depressed disco at its finest.