Review: The Dessert Island Discs series continues with yet more arch remixes from across the disco and boogie spectrum. Bubbles The Pimp kicks off the A side with a tasteful treatment of Gil Scott Heron's "Winter In America," which gets rustled up into a sweet and sassy house number with a cheeky acid b-line underneath. Nelly Wilson whips up a storm on the tightly clipped, peak time-oriented "Trapped & Confused". Pierre Pressure's "Love & Beyond" takes it easy on the B side with plenty of fluttering synth wobbles to offset the choppy funk of the guitar - it's a cosmically enhanced floor burner to get you all astral under the collar.
Review: Sean McCabe initially launched Good Vibrations a few years ago as a regular party in Bristol, with the assistance of local soulful house legend Deli G. This 12" marks the debut of the freshly minted offshoot label and sees McCabe join forces with regular collaborator Nathan Adams. Predictably, it's another superb slice of dancefloor soul music, with Adams' impeccable vocal a snug fit with McCabe's skipping drums, sumptuous Rhodes chords and bubbly electronic bassline. Arguably even better is Louie Vega's ten-minute Roots Mix, which replaces some of McCabe's electronics with more traditional instrumentation for an even richer and warmer dancefloor experience. McCabe's Nostalgic Dub, complete with fresh paino and synth solos, is also superb.
Politics Of Dancing X Chris Carrier - "Track 1" (6:45)
Politics Of Dancing X Nail - "Track 2" (7:35)
Review: Politics Of Dancing continue their adventures in the studio with friends and kindred spirits, this time teaming up with two tech house titans that paved the way for the sound they're immersed in today. Fellow Parisian Chris Carrier sounds right at home sparring with S.M.A.L.L and Paco on "Track 1", where an irresistible bassline groove underpins some acid licks that burrow deep into the night time frame of mind. On the flip Nail is the partner of choice, and the UK veteran helps whip up a crisp and chunky workout heavy on the drums - a serious DJ workout for those craving solid gear for their sets.