Review: Whiskey Disco's latest four-track salvo acts as a showcase for two long-term friends of the label and occasional contributors. Osmose handles the virtual A-side, enthusiastically jumping in at the deep end via the muscular, peak-time San Francisco disco pump of "My Body" before reaching for the crunchy Clavinet lines on dubbed-out, mid-tempo roller "Oh Midnight". Not to be outdone, Thoma Cher brilliantly loops up and teases out a familiar disco favourite on the peak-time bounce of "All You Need" (once the vocal drops, you'll have whipped your shirt off and be dancing on the nearest table) before unveiling a fantastic impression of The Revenge (circa his early slo-mo disco-house outings) on the hazy and hypnotic "Fright Night".
Review: For the latest offering from the Whiskey Disco stable, Is It Disco?, label boss Sleazy McQueen has decided on making it a 'more the merrier' affair. As a result we get six disco heads over the course of 4 tracks. Olivier Boogie kicks off with the edgy and live vibes of the Michael Zager-style anthem "No Goodbye", the neon arpeggios of Alkalino's Italo-disco jam, "Cosmic Disko" and the hazy, afternoon heatwave Balearica of "Something About" by Thoma Cher.
Review: Every 12 months, Fingerman's prolific Hot Digits imprint serves up an epic compilation entirely made up of exclusive, previously unheard re-edits, reworks and original productions. They're invariably excellent and this year's edition - the fifth in total - is even more epic than usual. There's naturally plenty to set the pulse racing amongst the dancefloor focused 32-track selection, from the throbbing Italo-disco style electronic sleaziness of Peza's "I Gotta Little Love" and the bouncy, acid-flecked cheeriness of Limpdisco's "Rush Hour", to the angular nu-disco heaviness of Andy Kidd's "The Dope Cube", the sparkling 80s boogie goodness of LUP INO's "Don't Stop Fooling" and and disco-funk-goes-house pump of Fingerman's "Family Ties". Keep an eye out too for rock solid rubs by Dr Packer, Chuggin Edits, Rayko and Andy Buchan.
Review: U.S. imprint based out of Dallas, Audiophile XXL, has been unstoppable over the last year with a continuous onslaught of up and coming North American producers and their take on tech house, electro house and west coast bass sounds. This compilation showcases the labels current array of talent with eighteen tracks certainly guaranteed to destroy a dancefloor near you. Highlights include Los Angeleno Dillon Nathaniel's "Transcend" a bass heavy cut for late night parties on Hollywood Boulevard and sure to get some gun fingers in the air. Oregon's Aaron Jackson appears with "Get Some Jungle In Ya Jungle" which has some totally absurd vocoder and beat repeat action and rising British producer James Mannion: whose grime infused jam "BS7" is proper UK street sound.