Review: Presented on a rather striking green vinyl seven-inch, the latest volume in the hot-to-trot Made To Dance edits series could well be the mysterious crew's finest work to date. Our pick of the pair is undoubtedly A-side "Olhos Negro", a lightly tooled-up rendition of a suitably spacey samba-disco number rich in rubbery slap-bass, typically Brazilian percussion, jaunty guitars, blue-eyed soul vocals and dancing horns. That said, the more stomping and celebratory "Senorita Get Down", a bouncy AOR disco number powered forwards by undulating bass, ear-catching piano stabs, mazy horns and winding synth solos, is also a sizzling, summery treat.
Review: The people behind the Made To Dance re-edit series keep their cards close to their chest, offering up little information about their identities or aims other than some admirable words about drawing on "different musical traditions going beyond classifications". It would be nice to know a little more, because their occasional releases - and this tidy "45" in particular - are really rather good. A-side "Lothar" sees the mystery scalpel fiends make merry with a Latin jazz number, to which they've added squelchy acid lines and a little more dancefloor weight. Arguably even better is percussive and funky flipside "Bad Bad Puma", a tooled-up disco-jazz number that cleverly blends glistening guitar solos, wild Hammond organs, loose-limbed drum-breaks and locked-in, house-style kick-drum patterns.