Who knows what the MC5 would have made of this squelchpunk Prodigyesque cover that has its tongue firmly in cheek? Weirdly, a little dancefloor humour can sometimes work wonders.
Heralds of the modern disco scene come out of a quiet period with a remix package from duo, Blamma! Blamma! - inviting the likes of Andy Cato, Psychemagik, Kiani vs Red D and Eelke Kleijn to do their bidding. Groove Armada's Andy Cato serves up a Balearic ace alongside a slow electro manoeuvre from the Psychmagik boys. Two rousing deep house remixes from Kiani vs Red D and Eelke Kleijn round off this tidy return.
As a patchwork of internally comtempla- tive electronica, Leyland Kirby’s work excels with tracks called things like ‘Diminishing Emotion’ and ‘Breaks My Heart Each Time’, built expertly out of a delightfully corroded sound palette; but as a listen, it’s nothing if not fractured.
Making a debut on Astro Lab previously, La Mverte embarks upon a solo journey on Her Majesty's Ship with four tracks inspired by Italo-disco, minimal- synth and coldwave. Immediate highlight is the mid-tempo, industrial-tinged title track that nods to Dopplereffekt's classic 'Infophysix', but there are other great moments to subvert your dancefloor with — the flickering acid-disco of 'Crash Course', both in original and Acid Washed remix versions.