Alan Dixon - "Ambient Braindisk" (Drums mix) (5:49)
Zombies In Miami - "Panoramica" (6:36)
Hokaiido - "Talisman" (6:35)
Review: Bizarrely, Running Back boss Gerd Janson describes this multi-artist EP as "a sampler for a hypothetical mixtape". Perhaps he should make that imaginary mix a reality, because all four cuts are quality. Check first the throbbing and pulsating brilliance of Storken's "Lille Vals", which sounds like an Italo-disco obsessive's take on Bobby Orlando's mid-1980s work (with a little NYC freestyle thrown in) before donning your extra-special dancing shoes to shuffle along to Alan Dixon's new dancefloor "Drums Mix" of his synthesizer soundscape "Ambient Braindisk". Zombies In Miami deliver the goods on bleeping, synth-laden nu-disco throb-job "Panoramica", while Hokaiido's "Talisman" offers the perfect combination of delay-laden proto-house drums on steroids, bold freestyle bass and cheery synthesizer melodies.
Review: Mexican duo Canibal and Jenice have been performing their brand of electro-disco under the Zombies in Miami name since the turn of the decade and arrive on Bordello A Parigi following turns on the like-mined Correspondent and Love On The Rocks. This two-track single, Turquoise, sounds tailor-made for the Bordello cause - especially the title track! One of those crisp modern Italo dramas to grab you immediately, "Turquoise" thrusts forth with thrilling arpeggiated synths, icy key stabs and Jenice's deep set vocals. Underpinning all this is a wondrous electro-disco groove. 'Hipodromo' is a fine retro-groove B-side, expertly programmed to feel like an extended swirl of a mirror ball.