Review: Get your motors running! Hamburg DJ and occasional editor Automart drives off the forecourt with one of his first originals. With its stately tempo and soft harmonics creating a smooth discoid ride, "Discover Me" sets to cruise control in a subtly addictive unhurried speed. Loaded with both vocal and instrumental versions from Tom Noble, there's plenty of mileage in the tank on this one.
Review: Tom Noble's Superior Elevation label started life as a home for reissues of obscure disco and boogie material, but has since widened its remit to include original productions. Here, Noble welcomes fellow Brooklyn resident Willie Burns to the label for a spot of sweaty, basement-bothering house business. Intriguingly, Burns original - nestled on the flipside - is the looser of the two, with dexterous percussion hits accompanying restless drum machine hits and a killer, New Jersey influenced bassline. Noble chooses not to emphasize these disco elements, instead delivering a wild, low-slung, dub style reinterpretation that turns it into a surging, late night house stomper.
Review: The fact that Phil Gerus doesn't care if we're plastic should come as something of a relief to any Lego mini-figures or Playmobil people reading this review. In fact, such is the funk-fuelled, Clavinet-heavy brilliance of the Moscow producer's latest chunk of authentic disco/electrofunk fusion - fittingly coming out on Tom Noble's Superior Elevation imprint - that we could imagine those made of rigid, oil-based materials shaking a fabricated limb or two. If anything, Noble's accompanying remix - a bustling chunk of arpeggio-rich space disco that sounds like a cross between Lindstrom, Prins Thomas and French Euro-disco pioneers Space - is even better.