Review: panish label Night Shift welcome Belgian duo Chasse to drop some seriously classy dancefloor jams for those who really know how to move. "Pilot" is an effervescent cut that places musicality at the front of the mix, all nimble keys and live drum funk of the highest order. "Dig Him" is an uplifting disco workout that loops it up in all the right places, and "Oh Franck" pumps the rhythm section a little more to head towards the house heads. "In Your Stride" is an unabashed reworking of "Boogie Nights" that takes on a dreamy quality as it chops the original into a fresh configuration.
Review: Madrid native and disco devotee Javi Frias comes correct with two quite different tracks on this latest dispatch from his own Night Shift label. 'Just Give It Up' has a chorus reminscent of Sparks' 'Beat The Clock', and similarly comes that place where disco and new wave collide, with the whole track underpinned by a throbbing synth line that suggests the influence of a certain Mr G Moroder, though the full female vocal helps ensure the soul is still in full effect. 'Come On & Take Me', on the other hand, takes a much rawer, more funk-inspired path, complete with male harmonies and brass fanfares.
Review: The first EP on new edit imprint Nightshift Recordings comes from Javi Frias, an experienced scalpel fiend whose rearrangements have previously appeared on Street Edits, Midnight Riot and Giant Cuts. The four reworks here all sound like they've been extensively tried and tested on dancefloors, and tend towards the party-starting variety. The Madrid-based producer wisely keeps things varied, pairing the sweet and groovy "Make It Happen" with the boogie-era gospel disco of "Power". Then, you'll find the sweaty, tooled-up, peak-time disco-house pump of "Gonna Feel So Good" and the punchy, horn-heavy disco-funk swagger of "Hard Edge & Paint"
Review: Spanish funk, soul and disco champion Javi Frias returns with the second release on his Night Shift label, bringing more of that classically informed party-starting business for those who love their classic disco edits. "Tender Feeling" sounds like a perfect transplant from the dancefloor of Studio 54, while "Move To The Groove" is equally entrenched in the finest 70s-styled heat. "Supah Stah" and "Swahili Dance" are equally no slouches when it comes to channeling the best elements of that golden era disco sound - Javi Frias has this music in his blood and anyone that feels the same will be all over this record, dancers and DJs alike.
Review: You need to know two things about Never Dull. Firstly, his real name is Alberto Santiago, and he hails from his near-namesake city of San Diego. And secondly, he specialises in creating old school-tastic funk, soul and disco tracks that sound like they surely HAVE to be re-edits, but are in fact original productions. The four cuts here certainly had us fooled, so if it's authentically 70s sounding grooves you're after but you'd like to avoid the obvious and over-played then this EP is a must-check, with 'Since I've Been Gone' and 'All The Way' the standouts.