Review: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Boris Dlugosch's debut single, "Keep Pushin" - something of a chunky, funky house anthem in its' time - a swathe of remixes were released last year. 12 months on, Peppermint Jam delivers three more reworks, each of which just missed the cut in 2015. Session Victim steps up first, utilizing snippets of the now famous vocal over a dreamy deep house groove, rubbery bass and subtle disco touches. Hyped disco-house twosome Purple Disco Machine deliver a bouncy Dub blessed with an extended, teased-out build-up and killer breakdown, before Oliver Dollar tips a wink to the French Touch sound with a tough, hard-edged disco-house Dub.
Review: German electro-house supremo, Boris Dlugosch, has been around the block - producing killer tunes with his Peppermint Jam pals Mousse T and Michi Lange for around 20 years now. Here he takes time to present unreleased work (that extends far beyond that Moloko remix), including his and Mousse T's slick '80s disco take on Roisin Murphy classic "Never Enough", the slammin' joyful garage of DJ Spen's version of "Live Your Life Your Way" and the cool, sleazy grind of "Keep Pushin On". Quality stuff.
Boris Dlugosch - "Keep Pushin" (Joel Alter dub) - (7:20) 123 BPM
Dualton & Wollion - "Undisputed" - (8:59) 123 BPM
Ron Carroll - "The Only Way Is Up" (Disco Darling dub mix) - (7:12) 126 BPM
Review: It's official: Peppermint Jam are the busiest label operating out of Germany right now. Not a month goes by without a killer compilation release, and this no exception. Showcasing the label's broadest range, Back Home Vol 4 stretches from sultry, funk soul house vibes (Ferry Ultra's "Why Did You Do It") to padded-thud deep house hypnosis (M-Lito's "Doped") via the shuffling funky techno and hymnal organs of Javier Orduna & Inigo Oruezabal's "Solid Union". What's more, it does it with a heartfelt dancefloor-focused consistency. Home is where the groove is...
Review: Whether you throw like a girl or like a man, we all know the most important thing is being able to catch - a skill that's essential throughout the duration of this slick sonorous compendium from Peppermint Jam. Exploring their extensive catalogue for their most relentless, nagging workouts, Peppermint Jam have compiled an array of cuts that surge with sonic infection. From Sharam Jey's pumping, spiked out electro twist of Warren G to the deep filtered loops and cosmic overtones of Selected Works' "Weekender" via Disco Darling's insistent thuds on Ron Carroll's "The Only Way Is Up", Peppermint Jam's ability to curate a consistent collection is currently impeccable. A must for all groove catchers.