Distant City Lovers (original mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
Elektric Wave (original mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
Silver & Gold - (5:54) 120 BPM
Against All Odds (original mix) - (0:48) 90 BPM
Phreaky Secret (feat Taylor) - (8:08) 120 BPM
Distant Past (original mix) - (7:32) 120 BPM
Lighting Darkness (original mix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
Review: Having made his debut for Miguel Campbell's Outcross Recordings way back in 2011, Iain O'Hare is one of the label's longest serving artists. Neon Logic sees him dip his toes into the choppy waters of the album format for the first time, following a string of well-received singles. Interestingly, the album supplements his usual chunky, good-time deep house with a wealth of material that looks to the likes of Metro Area, Tiger & Woods, Daft Punk and Tensnake for inspiration. That means a succession of synth-heavy dancefloor workouts that gleefully blur the boundaries between electrofunk, nu-disco and deep house. There are occasional nods towards vintage electro and Italo-disco, too, all wrapped in O'Hare's rubbery, squeezable synths and bouncy beats.
Review: It's been a long time that Miguel Campbell's label has been dishing out slick, modern disco house pearlers, and the mission continues apace as Matt Hughes makes an appearance with this confident long player. Across 13 tracks Hughes explores refined musicality, focusing on unfussy arrangements that lay down pure good vibes dance music to appeal across the board. There are some particular moments that stand out, such as the laid back funk licks of "Synthetic Love" with its restrained Metro Area-style groove, while "Night Call" makes a leap towards Balearic bliss with its smooth guitar lines and soothing pads.