Pauline Anna Strom - "In Flight Suspension" - (7:45) 106 BPM
Review: Shanti Celeste is your selector for this third instalment in the compilation series from the Croatian festival of the same name. The eclecticism of the Bristol native's DJ sets is renowned and that's more than adequately reflected here, with cuts ranging from the footwork/electro of Paco Pack's 'Slap That Bass' to the slo-mo, lo-fi electronica of Seekers International's 'FurdaMurda', and from the spaced-out disco-house of Fade 2 End's 'Feel The Magic', via the lavish Detroit techno of Cari Lekebusch's 'Output 2.1', to near-ambient closer 'InFlight Suspension' from US 80 synth-botherer Paulina Anna Strom. One thing's for certain - you're not going to get bored!
Review: Yam Who?'s ISM label come through with a four track slice of disco centric Futurism, featuring the man Yam himself alongside PBR Streetgang and Ron Basejam. It's the latter who takes the lead with a remix of Alena's "Changes" that sees her sultry vocal teased by a most excellent of analogue synth leads that splurges brilliantly across the crisp mid tempo chug. Yam Who? teams up with vocalist Natasha Watts for the similarly bottom heavy bump of "I'm In Love" which has a certain warehouse appeal to it. Up next, PBR pay respect to the godfather of soul James Brown with the gritty flex of "J2thaB" with the sadly departed Mr Brown strangely sounding at times like he wants to go to Tesco. We always took him for a Waitrose man, but regardless this is probably the track you'll reach for most! Finally Brothers Young do their thing to a Trammps classic, with little more than the bassline retained. Big tip!