Review: Now here is the ultimate playlist for your Ibiza season. Mark Knight and Co. present Poolside Ibiza 2019 mixed by Opolopo. His impressive musical career spans over two decades, with releases on prestigious labels such as Om, Tru Thoughts, Local Talk, Z Records, Especial, and a successful career as a globetrotting DJ. The compilation contains three brand new exclusive productions from the man himself, alongside a hand-selected a range of essential cuts - all in all there's 26 tracks and a beautifully crafted DJ mix. Highlights come from: ascendant Brit Cody Currie on the lo-slung Berlin tribute "Oderberger", Worthy & Option4's "Workin'" (feat Leela D - Kisch remix), UK deep house legend Atjazz on the super soulful "Love Someone" (feat Robert Owens - Atjazz Heads Down mix) and the man Phil Gerus doin' his thing on "Better Think Twice".
Review: If you're after some unabashedly retro disco and disco-house thrills, this latest comp from French label Springbok will serve you nicely. With 15 tracks there's no room to detail them all, but to pick some highlights, Tommy Glasses' 'Your Love' channels 80s garage, label boss Stephane Deschezeaux's 'Jump!' harks back to French touch of the late 90s and samples a famous Stacy Lattislaw vocal while it's at it, Saskin S makes similarly free with Randy Crawford on 'Streets', Alan Junior ploughs a deeper furrough on the jazz-funk inspired 'Groove Me', and JB Boogie's 'Woodoo Lady' is a proper brass-parpin' funk fest that sounds 40 years out of date, but in the best way possible.