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.
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.
10 years together, Nick "Nico" Eastwood and David "Bozzy" Boswell formed Hiem from the ashes of Sheffield collectives The All Seeing I and Venini. Wearing their influences firmly on their sleeve (Sparks, Van Der Graff Generator, Daft Punk, Roxy Music). Those influences shine through on the album version of "Freaky Nights", but with this single release we plough slightly deeper and dancier fields.
First up is title track 'Fly to Sea', reminiscent of 80s era Disco Funk, while still keeping the production nice and fresh.
Next up we have 'Modern Music' which expands down a more cosmic pathway.
The prolific Irregular Disco Workers sign on for remix duties of 'Fly to Sea' taking it on a more dance floor route.
'Sitizen' closes the EP with more cosmic feel-good disco stylings.
'Rusos Theme' is proper Nu Disco, all the parts are right there, catchy vocal hooks, spacey synth lines and Balaeric guitar licks, we dare you not to smile while listening to this.
Pete Herbert delivers a more dance floor oriented version with both Vocal and Dub versions.
To finish off the single Rayko steps up with the aptly titled 'Italo Fitness' a more slo-mo affair, leaning on the italo of yester year.
Keep your eyes open for his album dropping soon!
The album draws influences from his musical youth right to the present, citing the down tempo output of Cinematic Orchestra and Kruder & Dorfmeister to underground '80s heroes Patrick Cowley and Arthur Russell, right up to a eclectic mix of contemporaries including Clown & Sunset, Gatto Fritto and Todd Terje.
We kick off the record with the title track, a mystifying groover with slinky drums, a bold piano riff and teasing electronics and guitars. A real restrained masterpiece. 'Innerspaceman' is an exercise in Cosmic downtempo brilliance, complete with ethereal vocal harmonies and mad synth runs.