Review: When it comes to fiendishly floor-friendly, rave-igniting house, techno and electro fusions, Steel City Dance Discs usually hits the spot. Certainly this debut outing from Mesme - a new signing for Mall Grab's popular imprint - is both surprisingly assured and deliciously tough. Check first the bass-heavy electro swing of opener "Ghosting", before admiring the devilishly sweaty (and weighty) broken techno business of "My Blunt" and the more up-tempo, ghetto-tech/Aux 88 style electro fusion of "Smooth Alligator". Over on side B she wraps ghostly chords and cut-up female vocal snippets around a chunky, post-electro beat ("Now I'm Sick") and reaches for waves of glistening synthesizer melodies on the brain-dance style bustle of "Polygon Lover".
Review: London-based producer Nite Fleit has been busy over the past couple of years slinging out rough and ready club cuts with bags of personality on labels like Unknown To The Unknown and Planet Euphorique. Now she returns to Steel City Dance Discs, the Australian label that provided her first break back in 2018, with a new EP, with some rabble rousing rave busters that span styles, gleefully cherry picking the feistiest ingredients to make surefire bangers. "All New Low" is particularly fierce with its massive monosynth bassline grind and ear-snagging sample hooks. Elsewhere there's plenty of electro punishment waiting - don't sleep on B2 belter "Little Monsters" in that regard.