14 May 12
Tema De Alcatraz (radio edit) - (3:42) 114 BPM
Tema De Alcatraz (club edit) - (6:20) 114 BPM
Tema De Alcatraz (La Version De Rodion) - (7:19) 115 BPM
Tema De Alcatraz (La Version De Avanti) - (5:56) 115 BPM
Review: Like many Electrique Music releases, there's something strangely pleasing about this single from the previously unknown Alcatraz. There's a stripped-back, punk-funk influenced groove (check the chunky live bassline), twittering nu-disco synths, a touch of deep house charm (via classic pianos and pads) and a breezy Spanish vocal. While simple but effective, it's also incredibly charming, too. The obligatory big name remix comes from Rodion, who laces the piano and vocals over a sturdy electro-disco groove that's broader than Broadway. Avanti also remix, delivering a rework that sounds like a grumpier take on Holy Ghost.
09 Feb 15
Myoosic (original mix) - (8:50) 118 BPM
Myoosic (Mekanikos remix) - (7:35) 118 BPM
Myoosic (Idoit remix) - (8:54) 124 BPM
Review: As their name suggests, Italian duo Alien Alien make music that isn't of this world. On the title track, the bass is loose and lumbering as it moves up and down a few notes, the hissing percussive layers cloaking the arrangement in mist and all the while an indistinct vocal mutters "Myoosic". The Mekanikos remix is also unusual; the beats are slower and almost at a hip-hop pace - for a split second, they sound like Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" on downers - and the arrangement is submerged in an acid-fried dub cloud. Idoit's remix picks up the pace and transports Alien Alien's original track into a skeletal rhythmic framework, a place where it sounds like the robots have taken over from the little green men.
21 Nov 12
Discoteca Clandestina (The Deadstock 33s remix) - (6:35) 117 BPM
Discoteca Clandestina (Zombies In Miami remix) - (5:39) 116 BPM
Discoteca Clandestina (Love Bites remix) - (6:18) 123 BPM
Discoteca Clandestina (Max Jones remix) - (8:33) 120 BPM
Discoteca Clandestina (Rafa Navajas remix) - (5:58) 118 BPM
12 Sep 12
Discoteca Clandestina - (6:53) 117 BPM
Discoteca Clandestina (Bottin remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
Discoteca Clandestina (Bufi remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
Played by: Julian Sanza, Stan Tropic, Irregular Disco Workers, Alexander Robotnick, SW, Juno Recommends Disco, Marbeya Sound, Drop Out Orchestra, Martin Brodin, Trujillo, Cyclist, LA ROYALE, Bufi, Salon Acapulco, MOON RUNNER, Richmed, Andre VII, An Architect
Review: Andre VII is one of the leading lights in Mexico's nu-disco scene, which has flourished over the last 18 months thanks to the efforts of the Electrique Music imprint. Here, he returns to said label with a relentless burst of acid disco. Like many of the label's releases, "Discoteca Clandestina" sits somewhere between revivalist house (check those pianos and acid squiggles) and rubbery, low-slung disco (clipped guitars, heavy electric bass) - with a dash of electro-disco thrown in (Moroder-ish appreggios). Bottin provides the headline remix, dusting down his vocoder for a spot of revivalist nu-Italo. Bufi's remix - leaning more heavily on disco-funk influences - is also worth a listen.