Review: London based Alien Disco Sugar produces quality remixes, edits and original tracks. He returns on Greece's Digital Wax Productions with Gravity Stars & More Sugar - The Best Of Vol 2. From the lo-slung boogie of "Forgetin", the pure disco inferno of "Feel Like I Feel", the massive horns arrangement of "Funkin' Around" or the classic soulful vibes of "Your Love" - this collection of classics is timeless and all have been respectfully edited by the man - just the way we like it. It's a whopper of a compilation, with 26 tracks all in all. And if that was not enough, they are all mixed to perfection on not one, but two continuous mixes - which had us boppin' about the office all day and will no doubt have you dancin' the nights way too - well into 2018! Other than a release by Frey Bentos, Digital Wax has served as an outlet solely for Alien Disco Sugar throughout the better part of 2017.
Review: Given the sheer volume of material he releases, Alien Disco Sugar is undoubtedly worthy of a "best-of". Happily, Gravity, Stars & Sugar provides just that, gathering together 24 of his best re-edits, remixes, mash-ups and original productions. Unsurprisingly, it's a cheery, fun-time affair, with material veering from the disco-house swing of "Music Sounds Better With You" tribute "Better With You" to sensual, filter-heavy slow jams (see "I Can So Give You Love", in particular), via a swathe of red-hot, dub-flecked disco, boogie, Balearic and P-funk revisions. As if that wasn't enough to tempt you, he's also included a pair "best of" DJ mixes to help entertain you on long drives, train journeys, and during the two weeks you'll have to wait for his next EP.
Review: KS French spreads the love for his latest French Kiss release - gathering an all-star cast of re-edit dons to share the load over these six tracks. Never just content with straightforward editing, French Kiss releases always add extra production techniques to the loops, creating something fresh in the process. Highlights here include KS French's own "Money We Make It" which cleverly incorporates a Marvin Gaye vocal into a deep funk shuffle, the loopy, phased guitar heaven of P Sol's "Feel Me Baby" and the tough, stomping warped disco house of "Another Wish" by DJ Moar. C'est bon!
Review: The ever meticulous Persnickety All Stars are already back with a new single, and this time they've got company in the form of the one and only DJ Bang. "Sheik Chic" isn't a Middle Eastern take on Nile Rogers veteran disco act, but it does tweak, speed up and subtly extend their iconic "Chic Cheer". "One Hundred And Nine" is a killer 80s electro-soul-pop gem, the kind of thing you'd hear in Beverly Hills Cop. DJ Bang also works "I Don't Know" into a long and writhing funk snake complete with screeching sax and sighing ladies. Party time!