Review: Disko's latest digital-only release is a meeting of musical minds. It features two groovy, musically rich disco-house collaborations co-produced by sometime Large Music contributor Paul Rudder and fast-rising talent Tete de la Course. While "Cadillac Disco" - a tasty fusion of rolling, bass-propelled grooves, wild flute solos, punchy horns and cheeky vocal samples - is rather good, it's opener "Makin' The Magic" that hits home hardest. A smooth but bumpin' dancefloor shuffler with bold organs, jangling acoustic guitars and eyes-closed vocal samples, it sounds like the kind of track that will easily slip into both house or disco sets. Roberto Rodriguez provides the obligatory remix, gently tugging the track further towards disco-tinged deep house territory.
Review: Having established the On A Mission label back in 2014 to release their debut single as The Groove Brothers, old pals Jef K and Rhythm&Soul have finally got around to putting out the label's first long player. Fittingly, it comes from the duo, and features a far wider variety of musical treats than we've seen on previous releases. While largely rooted in their usual brand of dusty, chunky house, there are notable variations and diversions throughout. Check, for example, the hip-house revivalism of "De La Thang", the intricate musical flourishes and jazz-flecked grooves of "Funky Path", and the sample-heavy, interlude style opener "We're On A Mission".
Review: They say it's only a matter of time before America eventually closes in on Cuba and renders it Disneyfied. Well, with that eventuality in mind, it's recommended you check out this record ASAP as a great reminder of the authentic sound of old Cuba. The Bahama Soul Club were spawned from the creative team around Oliver Belz and aims to creative 'a delicious clash of Soul, Jazz and Latin with a vintage feel'. Here, on their third studio album, they've gone and done it! Highlights include the sassy "Moaners", the lean, mean "Cuervo Gold" and the quirky "Broken Piano".