Review: Nouveau Balearic peddlers The Project Club are back for a split EP with Twisted Tongue in order to prolong the summer vibes...and we're not complaining! First up, the former deliver their trademark 'dreamy guitar' and soothing beats while enlisting the emotive vocals of Johanna Lee. Twisted Tongue's "Jammin For Sojka" follows with arpeggiated bleeps, an electro-house bassline, North African-style percussion and self-empowering lyrics. Both acts collide too on Project Club's soulful and sublime remix of "The Full Sentence". Chillout never sounded so good!
Review: This Parisian ensemble arrived in the late '90s, fusing all kinds of rhythms and instruments with a DJ's approach. This saw them rocket to success with help from the likes of Gilles Peterson, and here they've decided to remind listeners of their dance culture roots. Club Secreto is their first compilation of remixes and over the course of 12 tracks we get an exotic mix of sounds including digital cumbia from Lagartijeando, tropical bass from Poirier, Daniel Haaksman's Soca from Berlin, Parisian swing from Nicolas Repac and finally an Arizona acoustic 'version' from Calexico. Good stuff!
Review: Although famous for straight-up house productions, Joey Negro's Z Records has spent the last few years cosying up to the nu-disco crowd. Here, many of the label's most disco-centric releases get a new lease of life, on a collection that gleefully joins the dots between nu-disco, disco-flecked house, boogie and electrofunk revivalism. There's another chance to check the Revenge's excellent edit of Chapter 3's "Smurf Trek", remixes from Faze Action, Tornado Wallace and The Idjut Boys, a smattering of classic re-edits from Onur Engin and Red Greg, and plenty of original material from Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee under a multitude of aliases. Oh, and a sparkling 60-minute bonus DJ mix from Faze Action.