Review: Internasjonal's refreshingly worldwide focus continues apace here with a comprehensive label debut from Belgrade-based musician and producer Nenad Markovic. Despite high profile names like Mark E, Hunee and Mano Le Tough appearing on the label, Internasjonal has largely been a platform for unheralded talent to shine and Markovic certainly does that with Kayto. This seven track album presents the eminently talented Croatian to have a true mastery of his instruments and a production style that is effortlessly contemporary in it's approach to disco. The bugged out jazz house of "Theme" and the Balearically inclined "Weather" are standouts on a fine debut release.
Review: Melbourne music-maker Roland Tings is the latest talent from down under to make his name on the other side of the world. His early productions for 100% Silk caught the ear of Prins Thomas, who promptly ordered a debut album for his Internasjonal label. That album has finally arrived and, predictably, it's rather good. Largely cheery and melodious, it fuses the humid warmth of a Melbourne summer - as captured in the material of many of the city's beat-makers - with the synthesizer-heavy tunefulness of Scandolearic nu-disco and a myriad of classic house influences. He moves between tempos regularly, too, with some of the album's slower moments - particularly the early Aeroplane style Balearic chug of "Devotion" - outwitting their more obviously floor-friendly counterparts.