Review: Glasgow's Shaka Loves You has rightly earned a reputation as disco-centric duo on the rise. Because of this, it's little surprise to see them at the controls on Bomb Strikes' first foray into the disco-focused compilation market. The Scottish pair have naturally pulled out all the stops for the occasion, selecting 20 hot-to-trot cuts that aptly blur the boundaries between disco, funk, nu-disco, electro and boogie. Highlights include, but are in no way limited to, the hazy, sun-kissed soul of Lack of Afro's "Back To The Day", the thickset P-funk revivalism of Kraak & Smaak's "Dynamite" and the rubbery disco-house-meets-UK soul flex of the Reflex's remix of Omar's "Vicky's Tune". Throw in a tasty selection of the pair's productions and you have a suitably strong collection.
The Martinez Brothers - "Mistakes" - (6:36) 129 BPM
Trevor Rockcliffe - "Visions Of You" (feat Blake Baxter - Carl Cox remix) - (6:48) 137 BPM
Paul Johnson - "House Illusion" - (3:15) 130 BPM
Party Crashers - "Come And Get It" - (6:16) 135 BPM
Sir Lord Commix - "Chicago Jazz" - (4:55) 127 BPM
K Alexi Shelby - "Spanish Fly" - (5:04) 135 BPM
Review: New York City wunderkinds The Martinez Brothers have proudly proclaimed that London institution fabric has been essential to the story of their journey as DJs, and has remained close to their hearts ever since we played there the first time back in 2013. Growing up on the streets of The Bronx, Chris & Steve went on to tour the world with dance music royalty such as Dennis Ferrer, Erick Morillo and Louie Vega before they had even finished high school and run two acclaimed labels - Cuttin' Headz and Tuskegee with Seth Troxler. It's a diverse yet consistent mix, a journey through the history of house music's groove featuring legends such as K. Alexi, Blaze and Dan Curtin, trough to hometown heroes like Lil' Louie Vega and heroes of the new school of minimal house like Varhat and Floog.