Sampler release featuring some of today’s talent paying homage to the legendary French disco producer, Cerrone. Featuring Get A Room!, Alan Braxe and Beth Ditto covering ‘Supernature’.
Bristol collective, Futureboogie, step into the new year with this glowing, electro-disco EP from Lonely Boy. With a name that’s cropped up before on labels such as Miguel Migs’ Salted Music and the Inland Knights’ Drop Music, Joshua Heath’s Lonely Boy has found a suitable place in and amongst that mid-paced disco sound that Futureboogie has been pushing of late. To top things off, The Emperor Machine enters with a gnarly yet appropriate remix.
Props here for pushing the breakbeat envelope, even if the results seem pretty far-out. Pyramid and Colombo give us an avant-garde blend of lilting grunge guitar and epic female vocals, as well as a superpowered piano and string-fuelled breakdown. The first drop plumps for a noisy barrage of bass over simple drum work, but the second suddenly pulls on its funky boots and starts dancing on the ceiling. Did the production duo — one from Spain, the other from London — take one half of the tune each?
Swooping down into the blackened abyss, a flash of colour, a flex of muscle, the strong line of a granite jaw cutting through the smog, you can just make out the Marvel-esque features of Chris Finke’s Bodyjack as he scoops this good but rather aimless EP out of the volcano of forgotten house 12”s and into the realm of something vaguely, but thankfully, danceable. Long live the Bombastic Mr Bodyjack.