Review: Los Angeles disco Stus Pleasure Of Love return with their fifth edition of piping hot edits, respectfully respliced for your convenience. This one features co-founder of the local Heat-Wave party series (and one half of Cosmic Kids) Daniel Terndrup, who goes one-for-one with Trap.Avoid member Patrick Billard aka DJ Duckcomb on these four cuts. Kicking off the A side is Billard, who takes the razor to a wonderfully sunkissed/tropical style tune on "Carribean Son", while Terndrup gets properly lo-slung on the cheeky and rather familiar groove of "Kinikos TV". On the flip, it's all about "Caja Negra" (DT & DC version Acido) where they join forces on this tripped-out tribal Italo number.
Azoto - "Any Time Or Place" (Mix & Fairbanks edit) (6:27)
Purple (Mix & Fairbanks edit) (6:00)
Bee Side (Mix & Fairbanks edit) (6:54)
Forever (Mix & Fairbanks edit) (5:38)
Review: For the third release on new Los Angeles based label Pleasure of Love, Dublin's Mix & Fairbanks deliver tasteful and classy reinterpretations of Italo, African house and rare '80s disco. The Orange Tree Edits, 045 Recordings and Hot Digits affiliates have saved some of their best material yet this 12 inch. Check first the looped-up disco funk of Azoto's "Any Time Or Place", before moving on to the neon-lit Afro boogie down antics of "Bee Side", the futuristic spacey vibes of "Purple" and arguably best of all, their banger of a peak-time disco edit of closer "Forever".
Review: Following a successful run of disco deviance on top labels such as GAMM, Basic Fingers, Barefoot Beats and Tugboat, Toronto's Patchouli Brothers are up next on the sixth edition of the "Pleasure of Love" edit series. The "Beam Me Up" hosts have a proven track record with the ol' razor and tape, distilling rare and underappreciated cuts and turning them into peak time dancefloor gems. These four cuts on volume six are no exception. Our picks: the joyous and sunkissed "Made In France" (tres bien!), followed by the carnival energy of "Soca Danny" with its powerhouse brass section and the classic Stateside vibe of "Crossed Your Mind" on the flip.