Review: Nine months after his last outing, long-serving nu-disco producer DJ EQ returns with an expansive EP on regular home Stardust Records. There's plenty to sink your teeth into amongst the six tracks on offer, with the prolific producer flitting between TB-303-fired psychedelic disco chuggers (title track "Acid Disco"), cheery, sun-flecked disco-house ("Soul '64"), high octane, tooled-up and effects-laden takes of well-loved NYC disco classics (the heavyweight "Jinx"), filter-sporting dancefloor cheeriness (the blue-eyed soul/AOR disco bounce of "Paradise (DSYL)" and Tiger & Woods style boogie-house loop jams ("Recovery Waves" and "Aqua Velvet"). In other words, the EP boasts plenty to excite those who operate in the no-man's-land between house and disco.
Review: Nu-disco scene stalwart DJ EQ returned to action a couple of months back with one of his most robust and quietly impressive EPs to date. There's plenty to enjoy on this swift follow-up, which delivers a perfect balance between celebratory peak-time fare and warm-up ready slo-mo workouts. In the latter category you'll find the languid, sun-kissed synth-boogie goodness of "Oasis", the blissful, instrumental '80s soul seduction of "Chillin" and the "Nights Over Egypt" revisionism of "Siesta". For those looking for sweatier thrills, we'd suggest checking out the dizzying piano solos and thrusting boogie-house thrills of "Endless Summer" and the soothingly slick fusion of blue-eyed soul and disco-house that is "F.Y.L".
Review: Italian electro-house rocker Msystem brings a bucket load of bang to the table with this Acid Disco Freaks EP - channelling the Mothership Connection with his Funkadelic-sampling remix of his own "We Live Forever" leading off a club-ready set of filtered loops and punchy snares, as heard especially on the Djedtronic-esque title tune