Review: French multi-instrumentalist and producer Jean Tonique first pricked our consciousness last year, with his expansive debut EP, You. "Guest", featuring the slinky vocals of Iris, was one of the standout tracks of that set, offering a fluid, warm and evocative take on nu-disco. Here, the track gets remixed, with a trio of new versions complimenting Tonique's excellent original. The Beatbangers & Boogie Vice deliver a heavy, UK Garage influenced house revision, while Young Franco goes further into dreamy Balearic house territory. Finally, Tonique provides his own deliciously downtempo "Alternate Vision" that recalls the best work of Sebastien Tellier.
Review: Jean Tonique has been serving up slabs of goodness for a couple of years now, with each successive EP offering a little more dancefloor fire than its predecessor. For that reason we weren't surprised to discover that his first offering of 2020, "Scrambled Eggs", is one of his strongest releases to date. For proof, check out the heavy disco-funk bass, sweaty loops, bustling beats and sun-kissed synthesizer lines of righteous opener "Dance", and the bouncy, French Touch-influenced cheeriness of the similarly inclined - but arguably even better - "Menari". Closing cut "Ballare", which reminded us a little of Daft Punk classic "One More Time", is also well worth a listen.