Review: Magic Wand have been offering up the finest disco edit wares since 2010, and they hit their twelfth release with yet more tempo and era spanning delights from forgotten corners. Mushrooms Project lay the warbling French space synth tones on heavy for their edit of "Capeesco Mina", while Coyote gets into an utterly blissful mindset on the gentle swaying acoustic funk of "Sevilla 9". The Two Mamarrachos get the soul stirring on their heartfelt treatment of "Buenos Sencillos", and then the most overtly clubby moment comes in at the 11th hour from Stupid Human with the urgent throb of "La Grenouille".
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Psychemagik's Danny McLewin has been quietly cooking up some choice edits under the Skyrager alias lately, and here he is launching a new label Magic Wand Special Editions with four finely thought-out groovers for those who like their Balearic business smooth and silky. There's a hefty dose of soul pouring out of these cuts, leading in with the synth-tastic sweep of "Dream Merchant" before "Hawaiian Love Song" slides in with some seductive Rhodes licks and romantic vocals. "Magik Mountain" is blue-eyed boogie of the highest calibre, and "Yeah Yeah Yeah" edges a little understated disco into the mix for long, balmy nights dancing under the moon with your beloved.
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Having previously contributed to the Ruf Kutz series, Manchester-based editor extraordinaire Andi Hanley lands on Magic Wand with some off-grid treatments seriously worthy of your attention. First up on the A side is "Tied Up (Hanners edit)," which locks into a snaking, submerged and deliciously tense Afro work out for show-stopping dancefloor drama. "Happy Together" is much smoother by comparison, all laid back island boogie with cheery synth strings and ample bass sleaze to keep you warm at night. "Lucky Number" is a peppier 70s flavoured strutter that teases its ingredients out over a sustained set of riffs.