Review: Athens-based George X is up next on local label Keyfound. With previous releases on Tale + Tone, Souksonic, The Soundgarden and Do Not Sit, you can be assured of the quality that awaits on his new Mysterious Love EP. The title track is a dreamy and sensual journey complete with exotic instrumentation, backed by an ultra deep composition. The slinky and hypnotic vibes continue on "I'll Be With You" featuring some seductive flamenco guitar work - which is perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon rooftop party. Closing it out is vocal number "Only Want" which is injected with the perfect amount of dancefloor dynamics, yet still retaining evocative qualities similar to the previous tracks.
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.