Californian producer The Beat Broker has always been one of the more reliable names in the cosmic side of nu-disco. His productions are, naturally, heavily electronic, but have a wide-eyed druggy feel that makes them particularly attractive. "Tower of Power", his second single for Stevie Kotey's Bear Funk imprint, offers more stargazing electronic disco. The title track, all alien synths, tumbling chords and hissing drum machine grooves, is particularly good, with the Main Stem's accompanying remix - which adds some tasty percussion and stretches out the track to ten mesmerising minutes - is even better. The breezy, dreamy "Hold Your Horses" - wall of sound nu-disco with a jaunty groove - is also superb, as is the grandiose Balearic blast of "Come Back To Me".
His heart may be Balearic, but The Beat Broker resides in California. Still, the sun shines brightly in both locations and that's the most important thing when you're in the business of brokering sunkissed dance music. Having released numerous singles on Steve Kotey's Bear Funk label, he now returns with a full-length offering, Back To Business, on the same imprint. There are nine new jams to get stuck into, highlights of which include the bleepy, shimmering 303 disco of "Groove Glide", the chiming, yacht-rock-at-sunset haziness of "Living On The Edge" (feat Sorcerer) and clean Italo disco joy of "New Business