Review: Here is a selection of the finest reworks and remixes from the two most definitive disco labels. Thriving in the New York club scene of the 70's and 80's, West End is the definitive disco label, alongside the equally legendary New York City label Salsoul Records. They present some of the faces who soundtracked that movement. In this collection you'll find versions by remix extraordinaires like Tom Moulton and Shep Pettibone, NYC legends Danny Tenaglia and Masters At Work, Aussie veterans Late Nite Tuff Guy and Dr. Packer, as well as Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro, Michael Gray and many more across 30 tracks.
Review: It's become something of a cliche to point out Rayko's restless productivity, but it's nevertheless true that the Spanish producer does release rather a lot of material. To be fair to the Madrid man, this four-tracker for Midnight Riot is one of his stronger efforts. He begins with the life-affirming pianos and gospel vocals of "Hallelujah", before providing a sun-kissed re-dub of Fleetwood Mac's Balearic classic "Big Love" (here re-titled "Alone"). "That Sound" delivers an attractive blend of wiggly boogie synths, sharp riffs and fuzzy rock guitars, while "Get Loose" is a mostly instrumental re-recording of the Aleems' breakdance era electrofunk classic of the same name.