Weatherall flips brother Noel’s latest single with the High Flying Birds into a tense, building and hypnotix fix for the death disco.
With a little production help from neighbouring Italo-disco compadre Rodion, Bottin drops this sharp, two-track single for long-supporting UK nu-disco label, Bearfunk. Keeping a mood that’s positively upbeat, ‘Parody’ shuffles along to a particularly rippling, analogue disco groove with neatly cascading arpeggios and shimmering fx. On the flipside, ‘Progresso’ rolls out a tracky, proto-house tune with some biting, ‘punk-funk’ snares. Monster.
Like an archetypal dubstep blueprint, Kahn has managed to craft two tracks which simultaneously transports you back to Mass, DMZ in early 2006 in a fog of weed smoke and Foreign Export swagger, whilst still feeling totally relevant in 2015. The sound has almost been waiting these past nine years for everyone else to come full circle to appreciate its broad influences, open mindedness and discerning palate. Superb.
Dons of all things rave-edged and breakbeat-fuelled at faster tempos, Top Drawer Digital, bring us a typically boisterous 145bpm killa featuring jackhammer bass, sirens and Prodigy-esque keys, plus a stirring "big shout to all the massive" vocal.