Review: Following successful flirtations with Bordello a Parigi and Smile For A While, Hard Ton returns to Luv Shack. This time, the Italian duo has got original disco-house hero Spiller (he of "Groovejet" fame) in tow. "Right Now" offers a perfect fusion of loopy, disco-house riffs, swinging deep house beats, and the kind of vocal that should get them going out on the dancefloor. While it's good, the accompanying remixes from Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca are even better. Choose between the Italo-house/electrofunk fusion of the Erodisctotique Mix, and the piano-heavy thrills of the duo's Dubstrumental, which sounds like something that would have been popular at the Paradise Garage circa 1989.
Review: He of "Groovejet" and "Crybaby" fame, Spiller just doesn't quit. And good for him; he knows his funky house science! And here he's folding in a little jazz sensibility; both in the minor chords and the unpredictable jumps and twists in the arrangement. Nina Miranda's smoky vocals play up to this fusion well, making it yet another Spiller 'deal sealer'. Remix-wise Bottin goes for a Greg Wilson style electro boogie flavour, the Supermen Lovers throw in a few more wukka-wukkas and big fat Hammond and even Spiller gets in on the remix action with a warped jam of filters and chopped vocals. Easily his most leftfield moment to date.
Review: Wild West Recordings always try their best to replicate the no-holds-barred, anarchic nature of life on the 19th century, American frontier and they do so via the aggressive tones of modern D&B. This is a best-of compilation of tracks that have come out through the label and it puts that ethos on good display, featuring some seriously weighty acts like Nu:Elementz and Ironlung. The former's contribution is especially potent, a gargling display of production intensity and a lesson to all budding artists out there in how to create a knockout jump-up track, its biting bass stabs teaching you all you need to know. Ironlung's tune - 'Dreaming' - is equally as naughty but it rests on a much more potent set of drum hits, giving it an extra oomph that you can certainly hear. The others are just as good - check 'em.