Elena (Julien Gral & Aartwell remix) - (6:15) 128 BPM
Elena (Dolfeels remix) - (5:00)
Review: The second vinyl sampler to accompany BBE's hook-up with disco legend John Morales is just as delicious as the first, with essential takes on classics from Teddy Pendergrass, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway and Inner Life all worth investigating. If this isn't enough for you, be sure to check the comprehensive 18 track double CD compilation, also out this week.
Review: Remarkably, Medhi Benjelloun had barely turned 17 when he released his first EP as Petit Biscuit. A year on, and with his 18th birthday fast approaching, the French Moroccoan starlet is ready to deliver his debut album. By anyone's standards, it's a hugely entertaining and well-produced affair, with Benjelloun effortlessly joining the dots between slick synth-soul, jazzy Balearica, toasty electronica, tactile pop, Dam Funk, the chopped and screwed future R&B of Hudson Mohawke and the kind of glistening, sun-kissed deep house that Southern French producers have become renowned for in recent years. That it's so assured and immaculately produced is testament to the French youngster's incredibly advanced studio skills, while the music itself is imaginative and attractive enough to appeal to both serious heads and more casual listeners.