Ilya Santana in a playful disco mood, with this EP of lively, cosmic curiosities. Includes remix versions from Rayko, Thomas Jackson and more.
The studio collaborators summon summery bliss in this record for Macarize. A nice heavy house groove pins things down nicely, so the producers can indulge in some real larger-than-life melodic elements, in the form of scattered electro bleeps that build into a fully-fledged trance harmony, before the breakdown ushers in a vocal that signals even more good times. ‘Remember’ is the electro-progressive equivalent of a cheesy grin on your face.
Exquisite. Really feeling anything this label stamp their names on, real grown up drum & bass. If you’re a fan of laid-back '90s hip-hop, it won’t be hard to find solace in this track. A cool, profound drum pattern that wouldn't be found too far from a mixtape of Common or Talib Kweli, but with a tiny glimmer of a flickering 170 ever so slightly tapping away in the background.
Amiable character from the Chicago scene, Chrissy Murderbot (AKA Chrissy) swaps some of his notorious disco knowledge with production partner TZ for this EP of immediate, party-ready disco edits. Chopped-up, refixed and filtered, these four cuts span reproduced classics and some lesser-known gems. My personal highlights are a clever, rearranged version of the B52s’ ‘Good Stuff’, here disguised as ‘Lovely Stuff’ and a killer, killer wigged-out dub mix of Mike Mareen’s heartbreaking, Euro-disco essential ‘Dancing in the Dark’, here as the cryptic, “Dubbing in the Dark’.