Review: Germany's kings of the compilation, ChinChin, recently dropped ChinChin Present 2015, a widescreen view of their current roster highlights. Now they've followed it up with a more specific collection, The Art Of Electro Swing Volume 4. It shares some tracks with the former but still forms its own cohesive shape with 17 delicious variants this iconic sound. Highlights include Pep's Show Boys thumping electro-swing rework of Louis Armstrong's "Cuban Pete", the spooky electro-pop refrains of "Alibi Afternoon" and Sound Nomaden's epically catchy housed-up rejig of "Goin' Wild".
Review: DJ Farrapo is an eclectic Italian DJ whose sets range from bossa nova to D&B. His 2017 'Nu Swing Experience' album did exactly what it said on the tin, but here four tracks from the album are treated to quite radical remixes. Morru's rerub of 'The Dream Becomes Dirty', for instance, blends dancehall and calypso influences, while DJ Martiotta & Drumgenius rework 'Good Life To You' into a Latin funk workout with hip-hop vocals. Abraham Licorne's take on the same track maintains the electro-swing feel but ups the tempo and beefs up the beats, while finally Sound Nomaden take 'It's Getting Late' to the house floors.