Disco Baby (Floating Points & Red Greg edit) (3:55)
Review: If online chatter is to be believed, this tasty 7" from Floating Points' Melodies label is one of the most keenly anticipated disco releases of the year. For starters, the A-side boasts an obscure (but in demand) solo production from Manhattan Transfer keyboardist Yaron Gershovsky. "Disco Baby" is a prime chunk of jaunty, jazz-funk influenced disco-funk, the keyboardist's own jammed-out riffs and solos taking pride of place in the mix alongside punchy horns and a lolloping groove. Arguably even better, though, is Floating Points and Red Greg's flipside re-edit, which plays around with the original version's all-too-short drum break before letting the synths, keys and horns really sparkle.
Hwe Hwe Mu Na Yi Wompena (Ben Gomori Message Of Love edit) (7:15)
Hwe Hwe Mu Na Yi Wompena (Ben Gomori Message Of Love live dub) (5:56)
Review: Afrobeat revivalists Yaaba Funk are getting a welcome new lease of life here, as the Sterns Edits crew turns in a trio of fresh reworks from their largely overlooked 2010 album "Afrobeast". Contemporary broken beat hero Danvers handles side A, turning in a swinging, hot-stepping revision of sun-kissed juju number "Oman Foa" that adds just the right amount of modern dancefloor clout to an otherwise perfect Afro-soul workout. Over on side B, Ben Gomori offers up two versions of "Hwe Hwe Mu Na Yi Wompena": a spacey Afrobeat/Afro-disco style peak-time "Message of Love Edit" and the arguably superior - and certainly impressively bass-heavy - "Message of Love Live Dub".
Review: Here's something to raise the spirits: a double-pack containing a quartet of Andrew Weatherall remixes of "Frautonium", the opening track from Yello's largely disappointing 2016 full-length, Toy. Cannily, the former Lord Sabre has taken elements from the Swiss veterans' original version and made four varied new tracks. "Warehouse" is a trippy chunk of techno built around rubbery drums and wild electronics, while "Half-Life" is a woozy chunk of throbbing late night cosmic house. "Battery", meanwhile, laces kosmiche synths and trippy electronics over an electro-influenced new wave beat, before the gently positive "Reactor" sees him in full-on A Love From Outer Space mode. There's also a tasty bonus in the shape of a luscious ambient rework of "Lombok" by former Yello manager (and Shamen collaborator) Ian Tregoning.