Last year, Z Records regular Opolopo decided to spread his wings, pitching up on Kerri Chandler's Madhouse label with the cheeky, soul-fired classic house brilliance
of "Lowlife". Here he continues label hopping by bringing his good-time take on house to Good For You for the very first time. Predictably, the Stockholm producer hits the mark straight away, underpinning fizzing synthesizer riffs and smart electronic melodies with ballsy sub-bass and skipping, New Jersey-influenced beats on outstanding opener "Big Boy Pants". He opts for a more in-your-face feel on "Ed Witten", where life-affirming synthesizer solos and jammed-out piano riffs rise above a rubbery but relentless, disco-influenced deep house groove.
We might still be in the depths of winter, but the outdoor temperature seems to have had little effect on DirtyTwo. The Norwegian pair, who have previously released on Local Talk and Large, deliver a sun-kissed two tracker. "Slingan" resounds to seductive, woozy organ playing and crisp, punchy drums and is sure to become the ideal soundtrack at Adriatic beach bars. "DiscoDisco!", as its name suggests, is influenced by the sounds of the 70s. Drawing on the same disco hook used in Armand Van Helden's "You Don't Know Me", albeit with a slower backing tempo, DirtyTwo's use of a Moog makes it feel spacier than the US producer's 90s smash.