Review: Here comes a lavish disco drop from the Redux Inc stable who present this fat and loud serving of party provisions. First up is T.S. Monk's 'Candidate For Love' which gets re-rubbed by Casa Blanco for a sizzling peak time disco inferno. Then Incognito and Jocelyn Brown's perennial 'Always There' gets sent into the cosmos thanks to 'Re-Invention Of Time' version, while Lonnie Liston Smith's 'Expansions' gets turned out in style with the 'Sands Till The End Of Time mix'. Finishing with yet another banger, Sylvester's 'I Need You' gets the 'NS & LG Phunky' treatment with all the wildest hooks of the seminal disco track buffed up and placed front and centre.
Review: Belgian producer M-Zine and Doc Scott's ThirtyOne Recordings is definitely a combination to get excited about. M-Zine makes tough, rolling beats for the likes of Dispatch and Overview, and his partnership with one of the scene's best curators has unsurprisingly birthed an instant classic of an EP. Redux is filled with metallic textures and other-worldly scapes, an abstract EP but one that's still deeply tied to fractious clubland rhythms. 'The Dread' is a great example, with a simple, repetitive structure but one whose expertly crafted bassline bores a hole into your soul with its perfectly balanced groove and sheer clarity of sound. One for the heads.