Review: First out in 2005, this track by Anane gets new mixes from Mike Dunn that tone down the exuberant Latin flourishes of the original, making for a smoother ride that will play well alongside the deep, soulful grooves flooding out of South Africa these days. The BlackBall Vox mix is the most faithful to the original version but if the vocal's a little syrupy-sweet for you then there are BlackBall Mental, Black Glitter Mental and Black Glitter Dub mixes to choose from. Completing the package is Detroit veteran Rick 'The Godson' Wilhite's piano-looping remix of 'Standing In Line' from 2010's 'Ananesworld' album.
Review: Glasgow's Shaka Loves You has rightly earned a reputation as disco-centric duo on the rise. Because of this, it's little surprise to see them at the controls on Bomb Strikes' first foray into the disco-focused compilation market. The Scottish pair have naturally pulled out all the stops for the occasion, selecting 20 hot-to-trot cuts that aptly blur the boundaries between disco, funk, nu-disco, electro and boogie. Highlights include, but are in no way limited to, the hazy, sun-kissed soul of Lack of Afro's "Back To The Day", the thickset P-funk revivalism of Kraak & Smaak's "Dynamite" and the rubbery disco-house-meets-UK soul flex of the Reflex's remix of Omar's "Vicky's Tune". Throw in a tasty selection of the pair's productions and you have a suitably strong collection.