Review: Chi-town veteran Ron Carroll serves up some solid gold disco-house action on the ever-checkable Midnight Riot. 'Fever' is served in just the two mixes, so it's a good thing they're quite different. Carroll's original centres around a chugging bass-and-guitar riff, which is topped with a semi-chanted female vocal and soaring, analogue-sounding synth squiggles. Qwestlife's Extended Remix then makes more use of the latter while toning down the bass somewhat, resulting in a pass that's a touch smoother and more sophisticated than the original, even if it doesn't make quite such an immediate impact. You'll know which is right for you!
Review: Over the past few years, Qwestlife - AKA Yam Who's Andy Williams and new partner-in-crime Tom Laroye - have become go-to sprinklers of magic disco dust in the same way the likes of Dr Packer, Richard Earnshaw and Dave Lee were before them. Here, Midnight Riot gather together 11 of their best re-rubs, and just one look at the artist roster - Mannix, Ron Carroll, Andre Espeut, Nick Reach Up, Rony Breaker - should be enough to get lovers of the soulful stuff salivating, with standouts for this writer including the boogie nouveau of Jack Tyson Charles's 'Best Friend' and The Wandas' dreamy, soul-drenched 'Baby Don't You Go'.