Review: There are cuts to suit a range of tastes on this three-tracker from Germany's Enduro Disco, a purveyor of "contemporary disco for the discerning ear". 'Julio' itself blends elements of 70s disco and 80s boogie and European electronica, and could find favour on a range of floors. The 80s vibes come further to the fore on 'One Jam', which also has vaguely tropical overtones, while completing the package is 'Standing Up', a more meandering and contemplative affair with a slight leftfield twist. It's all perhaps more suited to long afternoon sets than peaktime dancefloor action, but worth checking all the same.
Review: Spaziale Recordings boss Stefano Ritteri takes centre stage for the latest edition of Shir Khan presents Black Jukebox 32! Turning in four sweet electro based tracks that reference all manner of killer groups, genres and dance styles, get your fandangled industrial Italo electro from "Donna" - as if somehow inspired by Yello - next to some gushing disco expressions in "Slow Tripping" to make any dancer drunk with love. Pushing towards a slightly new wave tip in "Brutesque" (as if slightly referencing Stereolab & Nurse With Wound) there's more joy to be found in the deep and spacey UKG of "Robot Luv". Can you feel it.
Review: Some 12 months after we offered lavish praise for its predecessor, volume five in Shir Khan's "Exploited Ghetto Trax" compilation series arrives. As usual, he's selected some absolute bombs from the Exploited catalogue, enthusiastically sprinting between the drowsy deep house warmth of Kotelekk and Zadak's "The Big Feeling", the jazzy peak-time breakbeats of Enduro Disco, the heart-warming disco-house rush of Art LeRock's "When", the late night deep-tech hypnotism of Marcus Meinhardt's Innervisions-esque "House of Beats (Dub)" and the snappy early morning heaviness of Anti-Anti's warehouse-ready "Heat". There are naturally plenty more highlights elsewhere across the set, but for space reasons we can't champion them all. In a word: essential.