Various - "Disco Groove: Funky House Anthems" (continuous DJ mix 1 by Love Assassins) - (1:02:08) 128 BPM
Various - "Disco Groove: Funky House Anthems" (continuous DJ mix 2 by Love Assassins) - (1:04:21) 130 BPM
Review: Purveyors of all things funky and house, Big In Ibiza's Love Assassins take the reigns for this new collection of sun-kissed house nuggets. The Assassins' own take on Moloko's "Sing It Back" is a highlight, as is Vee Scott's gloriously camp and disco-flavoured "Gimme Your Love". Bassmonkey's mix of Tito Puente Jr's is an unexpected gem, while LA's signature mixes of "The Boy Is Mine" and "Teardrops" are here in full force too.
Review: An 18-track compilation here from Yam Who?'s uber-hip Midnight Riot label, featuring tracks from as many different artists. There aren't many A-list names on offer but the respected likes of Ivan Pica, Ken@Work, Sean Scanlan and Frank Virgilio are all represented, and given the sheer number of tracks it's going to be a very fussy disco/boogie/disco-house lover indeed who doesn't find SOMETHING to enjoy! Standouts for this writer include Pica's struttin', funk-fuelled 'I Don't Care' and Pierre-M & Ant Klent's equally funky 'Smiley Face'; also worthy of note are covers of The Clash and Terence Trent D'Arby, courtesy of Ken@Work and Lee Wilson respectively.
Review: Iason Chronis has released a ton over music under the Mason alias over the last two decades, though nothing quite as cheery, celebratory, colourful and mixed-up as this album on Toolroom. His third full-length in total, "Frisky Biscuits" was produced during lockdown and was intended to be a much-needed shot of musical positivity. We'd say he's hit the mark, delivering a set that cheerily struts between strobe-lit disco-house fun, revivalist boogie, his interpretation of South African kwaito/mid-'80s dance music, Italo-disco, skewed synth-pop, squelchy, synth-laden hip-hop, hands-in-the-air piano anthems and the odd quirky, smile-inducing interlude. It's the kind of album that will put a great big smile on your face, whatever your mood.