Review: Berlin's Geoff Kirkwood, also known simply and boldly as Man Power, is back on France's Correspondent imprint with a series of remixes; these tunes are versions of the best cuts from his self-titled album that dropped at the tail-end of 2015. Moscoman proceeds to transform "Beilsteiner" into a wonky, euphoric house tune fit for the more daring of dance floors, whereas Suede goes for a poppy kind of vibe on his 80s take of "Ten". On Side B, Jmii heads down into the sonic abyss with his beautiful reinterpretation of "Hunting Swan", and "Boys Beware" is morphed into a minimal, progressive house excursion by Pale Blue, with his Drum-A-Pella version.
Review: Ms Cardini presents four more fabulous excursions in indie dance music, courtesy of her always reliable house of Correspondant. Following up the first volume which had some highly valued contributions courtesy of Khidja and Jonathan Kusuma, the second edition features hot Tel Aviv duo Red Axes with the dark disco odyssey of "Earth Core" and Fort Romeau's surprising appearance on the A side. The flip showcases the fresh sound of Colli Alban firstly. His track "Walking In The Night" is a real highlight, where he serves up some darkwave slo-mo trance. Finally label staple Javi Redondo impresses as always on the dreamy and hypnotising groove of "Heroin" channelling the majestic vibe of fellow Cologne label Kompakt.
Review: We last heard from Javi Redondo back in 2014. Then, he was delivering skewed electro on Meant Records. Two years on, he's joined Jennifer Cardini's Correspondant label, and returns with a trio of tracks that impressively widen his musical horizons. Opener "Summer On Repeat" is quietly sunny and positive, with rising and falling melodies, and acid lines, riding a sparse but space-filling midtempo, cosmic disco groove. In contrast, "Sun Sign" is a virtual star-shower of wonky synth-bass, off-key electronics and trippy melody lines, while "Narcotic Love" expertly fuses elements variously inspired by Italo-disco, electrofunk, and early Chicago house.
Review: Bursting onto the scene with some impressive releases on Hotflush and Permanent Vacation, Danielle Caldelas aka Terr presents a brand new thriller on Correspondant. The Neuromancer EP features yet more of her trademark dark romantic techno, with influences of EBM, synth-pop and house. From the sultry and euphoric title track that's packed full of soaring synths, rushy arpeggios and a distinct retro flair throughout, the falling acid of "Multiverse" with its unashamed Kraftwerk influence or the roaring and neon-lit remix by New York by way of Dublin's Krystal Klear on the flip.
Review: Jennifer Cardini rounds up the best in modern indie dance in one compilation on her always reliable Correspondant imprint. All the usual suspects appear, as well as some fresh debutants. Israeli duo Red Axes are on form as always on the cosmic exotic vibe of "Disco Arp", while homeboy Moscoman delivers some tripped-out tunnel vision on"Wakalaka Beach". Elsewhere, British synth magician Black Merlin provides the chilling ambient soundscape of "Sub Conscious", Moscow's Simple Symmetry handed in one of the highlights in the form of their noir synthpop epic "Suspiria" and Black Spuma's Fabrizio Mammarella delivers the neon-lit modern Italo antics of "Diavoli".