NIBC's brilliantly stabby 'Love Lesson' gets further lessons in love from Ian Pooley, Hans Berg and Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer). The latter is quite superb.
Unstoppable disco machine Bear Funk keeps turning out these quality releases, and over the years we’ve heard some gems from the likes of Todd Terje, Idjut Boys, Brennan Green and Lexx. Now, Steve Kotey’s label makes some more room for one of its longest-serving members, the giallo-disco operator, Bottin, who is back with two tracks of tense, atmospheric, electronic disco; including a collaborative effort with familiar, Rodion. Ace.
Less a re-release than a bona fide public service, this repressing of tracks from Kenny Larkin's seminal 'The Chronicles' deserves a spot in everyone's collection. Perfection.
2020 Vision mastermind and 'king in the north' (as far as house music goes), Ralph Lawson busts loose for Jonny White's No. 19 with a moody, unctuous houser, co-produced by long-time cohort and Random Factor mastermind Carl Finlow, and Italian stallion Tuccillo. There's a wealth of mixes and dubs to choose from, but the 2020 Vision remix is stunning, with echoes of Round Two's seminal 'New Day', with all its pulsing, fuzzy synths. The piano-flecked vocal is no slouch either.