Nang just turned 5 and this summer drops its fifth "Beach Disco Session" compilation, mixed this time by former label's artists Situation. The UK-based artists have carefully chosen 15 records from the present and the past, moving towards different genres and comprising music from the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Chris Coco, Greg Wilson, Justin Martin, Prins Thomas, Max Hessa and Hiem amongst others. 'Beach Disco Session' fuses and heterogeneous range of styles, going from the dreamy Nu Disco remix by Andrew Weatherall of Baldelli and DJ Rocca's 'Complotto Geometrico, to the Bassy House mix by Justin Martin of 'Mushroom', passing through Ill Advised and his acidy uplifting Disco and the relentless groove of Prins Thomas' remix of Todd Terje. The result is an outstanding collection of music included in one captivating summery mix.
Proper Heat are an exquisite alliance of three musicians deeply mad about jazz, house, disco and electronics. Karolis Ramoška, Martin Virgin & Saxtone. Here they are joined by drummer Stepan Bitus and guitar player Lukas Zinkevicius. "For The Love" shows off the smooth voice of Karolis, the sophisticated musicality and studio / electronic wizardry of Martin & Saxtone. A package greater than the sum of the parts, if there ever was one. Stylish adult-disco-pop for the Nang generation.
The Weatherall remix initiates with a gentle bounce. The synth lines begin to peak and trough whilst back-drafted guitar riffs ring home around the affected vocal sample that oozes in. A subtle cybernetic atmosphere builds around the melodic rhythm which in turn ebbs and flows through out. It's seeping with that Weatherall magic, making it perfect for any time of night.
After his previous collaborations with Lindstrom et. al. we we're very excited to see what Prins Thomas would conjure up for this remix. Cosmic energy instantly emanates from the mix, giving a lighter vibe to the melodic depth that the Weatherall mix delivered. It boasts slightly more acidic elements that switch the dancefloor mentality from 'steady groover' to 'floor-mover.'
To finish, Luke Solomon provides a weirdo-disco rendition, full of elastic synth work, a bumping house groove and plenty of raw soul. Probably the more energetic of the three, Solomon proves that he deserves his place as Disco House royalty.