Review: As the title suggests, this fantastic - and let's face it, pleasingly epic - compilation showcases some of the many disco-centric cuts in the Z Records vaults, throwing in a few exclusives (see Dave Lee's fantastic, hybrid disco-boogie rework of Firefly's 'Love is Gonna Be on Your Side') for good measure. Such is the high-quality threshold that picking stand outs is tough, but our picks of a very strong bunch include the slick, boogie-funk brilliance of Crackazat's 'Sensationalized', Larry Levan's vintage, delay-heavy synth dub of Johnny Dynell's 'Rhythm of Love', the stomping disco-house release of 'Gotta Thing (2021 Remaster)' by Foreal People, Taana Gardner and Dave Lee, and John Morales' epic rework of Sean McCabe's 'Love For Life'. As the old saying goes, this is all killer and no filler.
Review: Following on from two very popular editions of the compilation series, the Wang Records team once again return to the fantastic 'Avirex Airwaves' project for a sparkling third collection. If you are looking to find the hottest new names in UKG music, then you really need look no further, with this selection including the fantastic sounds of Phil Murray, Dominus, Tuff Trax, WZA, Zefer, Just Jack and more throughout. They never seem to drop the ball in the Wang camp, with this latest collection focussing on much more abstract sonic themes, from the glittering melodic twists of Badger's 'Canopy', to the punchy snare flicks and sweeping atmospheric textures of IndiAlman's 'Infatuated', which give us two different ends of the garage spectrum. Our highlights have to include the super clean basslines and distant vocals of 'Falling' from Sensa, alongside the fabulous chord work of 'Be', created by Mar'One and LPACA. Awesome work!