Jacques Renault's new release for Hand of God sees the New Yorker return to his roots with a pair of distinctly heavyweight disco jams. Lead cut "Marilyn's Gold" sounds like it was inspired by Renault's superb remix of Midnight Magic's "Beam Me Up". It has a similarly prominent disco bassline, this time sitting atop some of the greatest drums ever to grace a disco record. They may not be original - anyone with a serious interest in disco will spot the source - but they still sound great. On top of this, Renault throws all manner of bizarre and brilliant loops and samples and the effect is mesmerizing. "Pleasure", up next, offers some light relief, sounding like Basement Jaxx's "Fly Life" recreated by Patrick Adams. It boasts the sort of deadly dancefloor groove that's near impossible to dislike. Furthermore, the action all revolves around a near-perfect disco bassline. Honestly, it's a killer. Throw in some well-timed vocal hooks and Renault's usual late night production sheen, and you've got a real winner. If they're not dancing to this in sweaty Brooklyn basements already, they soon will be.
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