Review: Recent Los-Angeles finding, Turbotito, is making some serious waves on Bordel - cold, freezing waves that we love. Back on Bordel, this is a remix affair, spear-headed by the artist's original version of "Different", a bittersweet electronic lullaby for the lovers...and even the haters. The first remix by Norwegian legend Kasper Bjork comes through with a punchier drum machine and a little less vocal action, while the Gemini Brothers launch a more progressive house reframing, and Kasper Bjork's dub mix closes things off with a deep, heartfelt groove. Bliss.
Review: LA synthpop producer Turbotito (aka Filip Nikolic)'s fey indie take on the genre has seen him recently collaborate with Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier. Here he's back with a new three track EP. The title track features urgent chugging rhythms laced with sugary synth chords and sing-along vocals and "Different" (which features Baby Alpaca) evokes memories of 1980s 'sophisti-pop' acts like Black. "Don't Talk" meanwhile, is moody, slow Eurodisco like that made by David August. The title track is also turned into cool electro-disco by Mondowski and cool deep house by Max Pask. There's even a Turbotito remix of a dreamy Baby Alpaca track too!
Review: Having previously released Orange, Blue, Green and Pink "collections", Eskimo Recordings continues its' colour-coordinated theme with a Yellow compilation. As usual, the collection draws on material from both established names and lesser-known talents, and does a bang-up job joining the dots between hazy Balearic pop, nu-disco, indie-dance and colourful, soft-focus house. While it's all of a high standard, we're particularly enjoying the sparkling dub disco-goes-Balearic flex of Satin Jackets' dub of Du Tonc's "We Can Hold On", the trippy analogue bump of Man Power's "Fisky", the splendid rush of Luxury's baggy disco groover "Breathe", and the camp, Italo-disco thrust of "El Wild" by the brilliantly named Zombies In Miami.