Quite possibly one of the finest examples of underground electronic disco, from production powerhouse Nic Martinelli and David Todd. The duo produced all the greats from the disco era, but it’s their work for West End that’s amongst the most notable. Their spacey disco dub mix of Raw Silk’s ‘Just In Time’ was released in 1983, alongside this Hi-NRG/proto-house blueprint with a cross-sexual vocal from Shirley Lites. A hugely influential and important record, and a favourite spin at the time for the likes of Ron Hardy and Tony Humphries.
Luke Vibert’s junglist alter-ego as first seen on Rephlex back in the day, returns on Falty DL’s label for more Amen fun. Brilliant retroactive vibes!
A great track from the Belgian freestyle master Pat B’s latest album. This track manages to fuse the elements of at least three different styles into one. The overall groove of the track is firmly planted in Pat’s bread and butter, tek/jump, with the melody and synth work of a classic '90s Euro hard trancer. This is all glued together with a Dutch influenced hardstyle kick, making for one of the most unique tracks I’ve heard in some time. It jels together perfectly and is a sure-fire hit on the dancefloor.
With his own personal stock rising since the announcement of his forthcoming album on Planet Mu, Gobstopper boss Mr Mitch seems to be subconsciously pre-empting the melodic twists in his own music with his label’s latest: Loom’s 'Grade EP'. Loom’s style is like a digital arpeggio, with frequencies bouncing up and around like bubbles but it’s when he combines the gloss of it with his drum work on ‘Grade’ and ‘Rain Falls Hard Here’ that it really comes good.