Review: Disco heroes Psychemagik are known for their delightful edits, groove strewn beats and feel-good rhythms, a style which naturally filters through into their self titled label. Valley Of Paradise, their second release on the imprint, opens with the title track, a more downtempo and ambient offering than the disco we usually see from these guys. Splashes of bells, gentle vocal harmonies and light guitars meander through the dreamy arrangement of the first half until an equally mesmerising string arrangement flies through. Up next, "Star Lazer" has a more familiar sound, with heavy disco synths, vocodered vocals and an undeniable groove.
Review: In order to keep the funk wolf from the door, veteran Parisian re-edit DJ Moar returns with a quick stop-gap one-off "Top Jeebin'". Steering further away from the housier stuff he's released of late, this track reignites his love affair with hip-hop, being a killer mash-up of Audio Two's "Top Billin" and a classic James Brown instrumental.