Purveyor of all things nice, sugar and spice, Boite Music is a constant source of inspiration for the disco tripper and E-dancer. Embracing all manner of obscure synth, chugging Balearic and power disco, it’s marquee artists are found in Ainz, Ivan Fabra and Manuela Costela next to the odd Rayko and Alex Aguyao featurette too. Topped in the charts by Pete Herbet, Fran Deeper and Sauco furthermore, Boite Music prides itself on delivering a reliable, steady stream of new wave dance music for no matter the discotheque.
Review: Boite Music is the baby brother of Fran Deeper's Spa In Disco stable, specialising in "synth, chugging Balearic and power disco". If you've yet to dip into the label's catalogue - or simply just can't get enough of it - then this nine-track compilation is well worth a listen. It begins with a throbbing and pulsating slab of exotic, Italo-tinged nu-disco (Cobertizo's 'Inana') and ends with the mind-mangling dark-Italo chug of Manuel Costela's synth-heavy 'Girls of the Night'; in between, you'll find a variety of trippy, heavily electronic treats including such highlights as the Bobby Orlando-on-sleeping pills shuffle of 'Glide' by Saturno 5, the occidental disco exoticism of Jason Core's 'Istanbul', and the atmospheric, delay-laden vocal nu-disco pulse of Rayko's 'Solstice'.
Review: Mexican artist La Guardia De La Luz continues to notch up releases on much-loved labels, with this outing on Boite Music following well-regarded EPs for Rare Wiri, Hell Yeah and Paper Recordings. The headline attraction is undoubtedly title track 'Teleport', a near ten-minute slab of ear-pleasing aural colour that adds jaunty organ stabs, intergalactic ambient chords, deep space melodies and swirling electronics to a head-nodding, hip-hop style downtempo beat. The producer's interest in the star-gazing end of ambient and Balearica continues on '3D25D (The Prophet-Earth's Bifurication)', while 'Antennae' is a hypnotic, locked-in chugger rich in spacey electronic. On 'Buen Viaje' the Mexican cannily blurs the boundaries between bleeping deep house and shuffling Balearic nu-disco, hefore 'Gamma/Ghost Heart' gently brings us back down to earth via gaseous chords, delay-laden melodies and enveloping ambient textures.
Review: Given a debut proper on Boite Music following a series of cuts spread across a selection of various artist releases, it sees the Spanish producer deliver three muscular, musical and disco-powered electronic burners that arguably make up the label's strongest release to date. Leading with something melodic and trancey (with the slightest touches of baerlic post-punk) in its lead cut, Fabra's sounds burst through the speakers all the more in "Hey! Found Da". With a spectacular slice of star-sailing synth music rounding out a trio of hugely explosive dance tracks, there's no denying the quality of Fabra's studio and output here. Rider of the storm!
Review: Pumping as always Boite Music introduces the spiralling and EBM-driven sounds of Manuver! With a touch of Italo, goth and exotica added to the mix, Peaces finds its sound through middle eatsern motifs, primitive electronics and electro melodies while still holding down something that's as disco as it is post punk. Mysterious dancer.
Review: Boite Music once again with some '80s inspired sounds coming out of the Picklejam factory! With three solid numbers to draw upon here, "Therapy" looks to the cowbell and a synth section good enough for any New York city montage, with "Social Intercourse" serving up a cooler slice of breakin '80s new wave, instrumental synth. With a touch of Italo adding to the slo-mo flair of "Belmont" this Picklejam Therapy EP is something like Beverly Hills Cop meeting the closing credits of Top Gun, and a little bit of Baywatch thrown in.
Review: Despite working under an Italian name - 'altoparlante' is Italian for 'loudspeaker' - Altoparlante actually hails from Mexico City. Here, after several releases on Spa In Disco, he comes to recently launched sub-label Boite Music, which was set up to explore "the dark side of different kinds of electronic music". 'Te Vo A Llevar' opens with mournful trumpet and a nagging electronic disco beat (both of which play throughout) before introducing the very 80s-sounding sing-song male vocal, sung in Spanish, and is likely to prove most popular with those who like to pepper their club sets with global music influences.
Review: Whether he's got his deep house or his disco hat on, the arrival of a new release from Costela always cheers this reviewer up and this latest outing for Boite Music is no exception! 'Cheer Up' in its Original form is a little more heavily electronic, 80s-sounding and Italo-leaning than much of his previous output - it's druggy, hypnotic and thoroughly on-trend right now, but for me it's the hazy, blissed-out Paper Street Soul Remix, which has a very Nang-y nu-disco vibe, that takes top honours. Not least for daring to bust out a full-on 80s guitar solo - shoulderpads and bubble perms ahoy!
Review: Release #11 here from Boite Music, a sub-label of Fran Deeper's Spa In Disco that was launched late last year and specialises in slightly darker, more leftfield sounds influenced by indie-dance, Italo, synth-wave and Balearica. Italo/cosmic disco lovers will lap up the contributions from Fausto and AINZ, while Ric Piccolo's 'Tus Secretos' sits somewhere between Nang-style nu-disco, progressive house and 80s synth-pop. The pick for this reviewer, though, is Fred Berthet & Berry's 'Hedonist', which has a slightly more upbeat, house-y feel than the rest of the EP despite operating in very similar musical territory.
Review: Roam Recordings head honcho Jason Peters is up next on Boite Music: the new sub label of Mallorca-based Spa In Disco. You're in good hands with this Californian scene veteran on "Kensington '' a groovy slab of nu-disco goodness with a noirish swagger, that chugs away in a fashion that you've come to expect from the man. Spanish percussionist and producer G. Zamora hops onboard for a woozy and hypnotic remix, complete with charming latin vocals. The San Francisco-based Peters then closes it out with the dark disco throb-job of "Along The Road". More great material from Fran Deeper's label that's worthy of your attention.
Review: Boite Music up once again with a new selection of tracks featuring some cosmic funk and heavy beat down percussion disco from Molinar - next to Rayko's psychedelic, electro, P-funk and industrial banger, "Mezcal Punch". Spain's Ivan Fabra - known for records on Internasjonal and Codek - adds a touch of instrumental house to this EP via "Evolving Pads" with MI.RO getting a little post-punk, funk and dubby in "The Hero Is You". All board.
Review: Bringing a sweet middle eastern vibe of vocals and traditional guitars to "Istanbul", Jason Core hits at the sweet spot as to why the Turkish capital is loved and adored by so many. Pitching the sound of euro dance with primitive electronics and pulsating Ibiza grooves, Sauco's mix turns in a slight industrial and instrumental disco vibe, placing heavy drums up front that allow the original's guitars to haunt the background. Sunset electronica.
Review: Keeping up with appearances Boite Music introduces a new VA projecting a sound that takes in slow-mo acid, electro and proto-techno sounds by Mexico's Alex Aguayo's next to the atmospheric, percussive and rhythm heavy "Sumo" by Alberto Melloni. Manuel Costela looks to the stars and New York for inspiration in the Nord-electronics of his track "Cosmos", with a dusty, beatdown and funkfied highlight coming out of Daniel Monaco & Ricardo Ruben post-punk, new wave session, "Italorama". Prepare for landing.
Review: Slamming disco tech boogie from Boite Music's From Beyond that brings remixes from Sauco and Mi.ro on this Dial Operator single. Pushing a heavy 80s synth tip on the title track this is real driving music surely designed for the club. Sauco sends his version through phase filter or dubby funk and Laurie Anderson motifs while keeping the original's beat intact, with Mi.ro turning to something deep and dubby in his bass-centric remix. Operator please!