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.
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: It has been quite the musical transformation of Australian west coast legend Greg Packer. A veteran of Perth's electronic music scene, who long time championed the sounds of drum & bass/jungle for a couple of decades, he created the the Dr. Packer alias as an outlet for his new found love of disco and has since enjoyed some of the biggest success in his career thus far. Ahead of a full-length album coming on Glitterbox Recordings, the reigning king of disco re-edits presents four of his versions of soulful dancefloor favourites old and new, giving a flavour of what's to come from the LP. From the uplifting soul power of LaTrece's "I Want To Thank You" (Dr Packer Re Edit), a downright electrifying slo-mo take on a funky house classic to "Bad Habit" by ATFC featuring Lisa Millett, and Soul Rebels powerful 'I'll Be Good" featuring Lisa Miller.