Review: Siberia's Alexandr Chebankov, AKA Sunner Soul, covers quite a range of contemporary disco ground across a mere five tracks here. The first two, 'Carefully Crafted' and 'Get Your Boogie', come from the more funk-fuelled end of the nu-disco spectrum, with phat-ass b-lines and, on the latter, chanted vox and wukka-wukking geetars. 'No One Can Like I Do' then takes us into Hed Kandi-esque disco-house territory, whlle 'Sweet Stuff Memories' and 'Softly Infusion' itself (the latter credited to The Sunshine Disco Club) are slightly deeper cuts that'll go down well wherever soulful house and broken beat/nu-jazz are played.
Review: Despite hailing from the frozen wilds of Siberia, Sunner Soul has always offered up music - be it re-edits, unlicensed reworks or original productions - that tends towards the warm, sunny and summery. He's at it again here, heading up a shared EP with the mysterious Sunshine Disco Club (most likely another alias of the same producer) that bristles with smiling positivity from start to finish. Of his three cuts, we're particularly enjoying the life-affirming piano solos and jazzy good-time grooves of "Skyline Boulevard" and the heady disco release of "Insurance Policy", where effects-laden orchestration clusters around a fizzing, hot-to-trot groove. The Sunshine Disco Club then takes over with the sumptuous, soft-touch 80s soul/synth-wave goodness of "Space Jam", before skipping through piano-house/80s electrofunk fusion on the rather fine "System Mode".
Review: Russian producer Sunner Soul has forged a reputation as one of the more reliable sources of slinky, sensual, slo-mo grooves. Here, he expands the repertoire of his reliable Vintage Music label by snapping up a couple of similarly minded producers and laying down an EP so laidback and silky that it's virtually horizontal. His quietly soulful chugger "Love You Anyway" stands out, but there's plenty more to enjoy - not least the starburst disco-boogie rush of The Sunshine Disco Club's "The Pleasure Boat". Banana Lover provides a trio of eyes-closed, super slow groovers, of which the blissful "Favorite Thriller" is arguably the pick.
Review: Vintage Music, helmed by Russian re-editor, remixer and producer Sunner Soul, has proved to be one of the more reliable edit-focused imprints over the last few years, delivering tidily tooled-up reworks that are rarely less than impeccably produced. We can confirm that the label's standards remain high on its latest missive, an expansive set headed up by Sunner Soul himself. He begins by turning a 1982 Gwen McRae heater into a bouncy chunk of boogie-house warmth ("Burning On The Dancefloor"), before successfully tweaking a soulful electrofunk workout ("Pump Up The Boogie") and a jazz-funk flavoured summery treat ("Sea Creatures"). Elsewhere, he joins forces with Kirton to adjust an '80s soul dancefloor smash ("Your Love"), while The Sunshine Disco Club weighs in with the rubbery synth-funk bliss of "Electronic Romance".
Review: Traditionally, Sunner Soul's loopy, loved-up disco, soul and boogie revisions have tended towards the slow and sensual. This time round, though, the Vintage Music boss is targeting peak-time dancefloors, starting with the chunky, bass-heavy disco-house dustiness of "What Are You Waiting For". He also serves up a mid-tempo chunk of disco-sampling, sub-heavy deep house wooziness (the ace "Ready To Pump") and a rolling, 110 BPM chunk of orchestral disco chunkiness ("Ultrafunk Orchestra"). The EP also includes a tasty bonus in the shape of The Sunshine Disco Club's "Sweet Journey (Synth Jam)", where warm pianos and winding, D-Train style synth solos rise above a dusty, spaced-out groove.
Review: Hot on the heels of last month's label sampler, Siberian disco fantasist Alexander Chebankov delivers a new selection of songs from his stable. Chebankov himself, under his Sunner Soul alias, is one of the two artists featured; delivering the tight filtered funk of "The Dream Bird", the laid back cosmic jam "Day After Day" and the sweaty cowbell workout that is "Anytime To Funk". The Sunlight Disco Band step up to handle the other three tunes here: the light and breezy, almost French touch-esque "Streetlight", the looped exoticism of "Renaissance Hotel" and the quirky 80s-style party romp "Morning Exercise".
Review: With seemingly no online presence, exactly who's behind The Sunshine Disco Club isn't clear, but on this EP he/she/they serve up nine cuts coming mostly from the synthier, more spangly-sparkly end of the nu-disco spectrum - the album wouldn't have sounded out of place on Nang, for instance. 'Space Jam' brings the 80s soundtrack vibes, 'Sweet Journey (Synth Jam)' is aptly subtitled, 'Morning Exercise' has a nagging Euro-style synth hook, while cuts like 'Pleasure Boat' and 'Electronic Romance' take us into straight-up boogie territory. There's perhaps no clear standout but the EP, which approaches album length, is definitely one to check all the same.
Review: Via his Vintage Music imprint, Sunner Soul man Alexandr Chebankov keeps serving up the hits. Here he gathers together another bumper selection of seductive sunshine slow jams and dancefloor-ready goodtime grooves to soundtrack your summer. Naturally, there are plenty of his warm, sample-heavy productions and re-edits present (our favourites include the jazzy disco rush of "Summertime", his gentle and groovy rework of much-loved Letta Mbulu Balearic fave "Normalizo" and the bumpin', bass-heavy disco house bustle of "Disco Orchestra"), alongside similarly impressive outings from Kid Goodman (the sublime '80s house revision "Nice and Slow"), Lolita Knox (a tooled-up flip of a Cheryl Lynn anthem) and the Sunshine Disco Club (the Balearic dancefloor breeze of "Morning Exercise").
Review: Vintage Music, Siberia-based producer Sunner Soul's disco and house-leaning imprint, continues to impress with tracks that blur the boundaries between re-edits and original production. This first label compilation - exclusive to Junodownload - does an excellent job in outlining his party-friendly vision, gathering together both heard and unheard productions from himself, Symbol Skrip and The Sunshine Disco Club (his joint project with Banana Lover). Highlights are plentiful, from the surging electrofunk-meets-French Touch of "Baby" (a cut-up of an old D-Train classic) and uncomplicated sweetness of Sunner Soul's own "Disco Action", to the delicious Jimmy Ross revisionism of Banana Lovers' "Pleasure Boat" and the disco-flecked deep house bliss of Symbol Skrip's "You Attract Me".