Review: Istanbul-based duo Paradisko apparently have a passion for "palm trees and pizza", as well as Scandolearic grooves, classic garage and deep house. "Chewing Gun", their debut single, includes audible nods to most of those things (bar the pizza and palm trees, naturally), delivering a bubbly, piano-heavy blast of Balearic nu-disco with all the dancefloor chops of contemporary house. Nu-disco veteran Mighty Mouse ups the tempo and intensity on his deliciously wide-eyed version - Balearic with balls, perhaps - while Digits deliver a lovingly cute synth-heavy version that bristles with vivid electronic melodies. Arguably the best version, though, comes from Xinobi, who adds a little spookiness whilst retaining the original's breezy Balearic spirit.
Review: RVLTN is the debut single from the interestingly named Pineapple Pop, and offers a sweet, bold and delightfully summery fusion of styles that should appeal to those who like their house music bold, attractive, and capable of inspiring the raising of hands towards the heavens. Certainly, Pineapple Pop's original version is a kaleidoscopic affair, full of rave-influenced riffs, bustling UK bass, rolling house rhythms and all manner of cheeky samples. The accompanying remix package is good, too, with Bit Funk's glitchy, main room house roller and Maxin Lany's deeper, outsider house influenced effort both impressing. Best of all, though, is In Flagranti's rework, which turns the track into a disco-punk-meets-acid smasher in their inimitable style.