Alan Dixon - "Nowhere To Run" (Johannes Albert remix) - (6:41) 124 BPM
Alan Dixon - "Nowhere To Run" (radio edit) - (3:48) 124 BPM
Review: Nu-disco and classic house revivalist Alan Dixon has previously proved adept at making "big" tunes, though we're not sure he's ever released anything quite as colossal as 'Nowhere To Run' - a surging, energy-packed workout that adds enormous piano riffs, sustained fairground organ chords and fizzing electronic motifs to a throbbing, Italo-disco style groove. It sounds like one of those tunes guaranteed to send the crowd into a frenzy every time it's dropped. Long-serving producer Johannes Albert handles the obligatory remix, retaining the track's rush-inducing piano riffs while re-framing it as a glassy-eyed, hands-in-the-air house anthem of the sort that was all the rage in the mid 1990s.
Review: A few weeks back, London duo LiiN dropped their debut album, Fentanyl Flowers. Here one of the set's standout tracks, twisted new wave-meets-nu-disco vocal number 'A Possible Maybe', is given a single release via Alan Dixon's Love Attack label. Fittingly he delivers the headline remix, re-framing the track as a sharp, angular chunk of throbbing dark Italo/peak-time house fusion. The pair then deliver a trio of dancefloor-minded 'Night' versions of album tracks: an extended, deeper and more hypnotic revision of 'A Possible Maybe', a chunky ska/dub disco/new wave rework of 'Dirty Lies', and a funky, low-slung, disco-tinged mix of 'Sway' that sounds like it was influenced by the early 80s work of Talking Heads.
Review: After some great collaborations with Nicola Maddaloni and Dennis Taylor, Maltese producer AP is back with another glorious disco heater on "Mood To Dance" for the Love Attack label. Full of funky and neon-lit feel good energy for the late night, it is backed by the sweltering Latin house of "Sao Paulo" and the late night mood music of "Ready For Love".
Review: Alan Dixon has been a producer on the rise for some time, so it makes sense that he's decided to launch his own label, Love Attack. Release number one comes courtesy of exiled Geordie Geoff Kirkwood AKA Man Power, who offers up a trio of typically well-made tracks. Kirkwood impressively sets the tone with opener 'Copheid Variable (Part 1)', a drowsy, string-drenched chunk of evocative dancefloor electronica rich in deep sub-bass, creepy chords and densely layered Latin percussion, before offering up the hushed, early morning house hypnotism of 'Blazhko Effect'. The EP's unifying theme of starry, detached melodiousness is arguably best exemplified by closing cut 'Copheid Variable (Part 2)', a looser and even more emotive interpretation of the startling opening track.