Berkshire breakbeat duo Se7en Deadly Breaks plump for a washed-out, epic reworking of Ben & Lex's original, sending down heavily-reverbed piano licks, descending bass and snatches of delayed vocal for a heady festival-flavoured workout. Impressive.
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’.
This new hot hardstyle duo have been delivering hit after hit this year. Now signed to Scantraxx Records, they are part of the next generation of acts pushing through the ranks, soon to be headliners in their own right. This new release shows their skills as producers, with an infectious catchy vocal steering away from the obvious, combined with uplifting melodies and impeccable production techniques.
This record deals in the kind of bombast that will prove a little too much for some. Is that a Southern Baptist Choir it’s sampling? Our advice, though, is to just close your eyes and not to fight it. And when that grandiose bassline kicks in, raise your hands and show us some believin’.