Review: Belgian duo Renaud Deru and Andy Faisca describe the Mustang sound as "psyche pop disco". It's a fairly spot-on description for the new wave/nu-disco grooves showcased on this debut single. "Apocalypso" itself is a high-energy hotch-potch of 80s Eurodisco stomp, cheap sounding synth pomp and prog-rock influenced cosmic oddness. It has its tongue firmly pressed into cheek, and is all the better for it - we mean, how else would they have been able to get away with audacious guitar solos and Casio keyboard strings!? The marvelously named "Dick Reverse" cuts down the campery in favour of a midtempo psychedelic disco groove with subtle pop overtones.
Review: Abracada are bang on the money this year - in the realms of discofied danceteria the Gallic imprint has dropped no less than three essential releases in 2010 anddistinctly balearic tinged dance music since their Diva Edits dropped on Mindless Boogie last summer. Remixes guess what - number four is just as good. The Belgian trio that make up Villa have been impressing with their for everyone from the risible Ali Love to NYC duo The Golden Filter have followed and got big support from Erol Alkan et al. 'Beats of Love' is essentially a chugging slo mo disco burner cover of the 1984 one hit wonder by compatriots Nacht Und Nebel. What really sets it apart is Villa enlisting the breathy vocal talents of The New Sins aka the swoonworthy Lou Hayter (NYPC). No remixes here - just a nice dubbed out version which concentrates on the groove.