Review: 17 immaculate edit 12"s deep and this anonymous crew are still bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Side A is all about the rampant disco chugs with tightly plucked guitar and a thumping freight train energy while side B takes a diversion towards more Italo pastures. Full sleaze, no cheese and heaps of lavish string strikes; these won't be secret for very long.
Review: Glasgow's Secret Squirrel series is back with a pair of club-ready edits and this nineteenth edition is one energetic and super sexy disco express that will be well familiar to collectors here on the A side. On the flip, things get more deep down and funky (not to mention loose) with this sunny and feel-good jam that has been extended and streamlined for any DJ set in the most respectful manner.
Review: Some people shake their hips. Others shake their money makers. This anonymous longstanding editor crew shake their furry tales. And as we hit number 20 in their series of sassy party versions, we're reminded there's a lot to shake to. "Track One" shakes with a slight carnival theme thanks to its punchy horns before dropping into swooning funk guitars. "Track Two" shakes with much more disco deviance thanks to its stomping thumping Hi-NRG kicks, gutsy vocal loop and lolloping slap bass. It pops. But ssshhhhh.... some squirrels are best kept secret.
Review: The mysterious nut-gathering disco fiends at Secret Squirrel continue their razor-sharp edit work with two more incredibly funky slices of nu-disco. Side A is a spirited fusion of wah wahs, filters and a tight vocal loop from Ike Strong's "Boogie Land" while Side B is a slower, acid-tickled jam that takes Blair's "Nightlife" and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Both are stunning and are guaranteed to sell out like the previous SS editions.
Review: The disco loving yet secretive Sciuridaens return with an eighth volume of finely teased productions primed for deployment on the discotheque. We are still none the wiser on who is behind the Secret Squirrel project despite some scurrilous rumours but it's clear by now they have quite the knowledge of funk, boogie, Italo, acid, disco and vintage house. Up top it's a funk-flecked disco number that feels like the tempo has been nudged down slightly, adding a subtle druggy feel to those Philly strings. It's good but Secret Squirrel really hit the spot with the think break-infused '90s era filtered house burner that sits on the flip. Some vocal hook on this one.