Review: International Peoples Gang are Martyn Watson and Ric Anderson-Peet who have recorded sporadically over the last 20 years. They team up with Crazy P main man Sean Todd aka Hot Toddy from Nottingham on "Slow Motion Cowboy", which was originally released back in 2016. These killer remixes come courtesy of the revamped Sean Dickson of The Soup Dragons: now known as Hifi Sean with his Big Beat Boutique sounding version. Indeed it's a throwback to the late '90s. The EP's highlight comes courtesy of Reverso 68's Pete Herbert who comes in with a sexy and slinky nu-disco rendition. Finally we get treated to a tidy 2017 remaster for fans of the original. All killer no filler right here, dig it!
Review: In the words of Paper Disco, episode six of their floor-friendly "Trash The Wax" series delivers "plenty of party pumping offerings". Predictably, proof of the set's club-ready status arrives via Hi-FI Sean's compilation opening remix of IPG v Hot Toddy's "Slow Motion Cowboy", which delivers a funk-fuelled riot of delay-laden guitars, funk rock attitude and sizzling dub disco grooves. Naturally, the rest of the collection is similarly strong. Highlights include a rare production outing from Bill Brewster (the throbbing, off-kilter Italo-disco him of "4 U Blue"), the Balearic Italo-disco bliss of Richard Norris's "Glow", the dreamy, arpeggio-driven nu-disco warmth of Kooky and Damoon's "Walk Back Into My Life" and Sheffield stalwart Solid State's deep, epic revision of "Remnants" by Speed For Lovers.
Review: Half the fun of each new Ibiza season is the accompanying DJ mix albums that ensue. Here it's the turn of Z Records' legend, Joey Negro, who compiles and selects Z Records Presents Ibiza 2017. With Joey Negro you know you will always get an expert blend of house and disco, new and old. Here we see exclusives rub shoulders with first time digital virgins. Highlights include Dr Packer's thumping edit of "Change Position (88)" by Brooklyn Express, the hazy bass twangs of "Phantom" by A Band Called Flash and the warm electro of "It's More Fun To Compute" by Negro himself.