Review: Permanent Vacation continues to commission new remixes of Philip Lauer and Gerd Janson's retro-futurist Tuff City Kids project. Predictably, there's plenty to set the pulse racing on this third volume in the ongoing series. KiNK steals the show with an EP-opening remix of Joe Goddard collaboration "Tell Me" that sits somewhere between sweaty, breakbeat-driven rave revivalism and glassy-eyed piano house cheeriness. Over on side B, Sascha Funke delivers a hybrid deep house/nu-disco take on "Wake People" that's warm, melodious and ear-pleasing, while Prins Thomas delivers a more up-tempo and organic-sounding remake of the same track that's even dreamier and loved-up.
Review: Mexican duo Canibal and Jenouise aka Zombies in Miami take us back to the future on their delightful nu-disco debut album. On it, they craft a world of melodic magic, sprinkle the whole thing in disco dust and charge ahead on shimmering arps and rugged drum breaks. It's a hybrid, fusionist sound, with techno and house also colouring these most brightly coloured airways on tracks like the freewheeling and piano laced 'Frodo' and skyward 'Laser Cat.' Add in various other moments of lush Italo arpeggio lines, house pianos and imagined and mythical soundscapes in the stars and you have a fantastic first album.