(image stolen from TommyBoy)
We are always up for a hot compilation, and Lo Recordings will be delivering the goods in May with the third chapter in the Milky Disco series – “Milky Disco 2: Let’s Go Freak Out” (Volume 1.5 can be sourced via iTunes).
The dark-disco feast features Black Devil Disco Club restructured by Richard Sen and This Is Not An Exit’s cloaked alien lords, Brain Machine, plus some of 2OJFG’s favourite sounds; the hallucinatory long lost cousin to Debbie Deb, Nite Jewel, the murderous vocoders of Pink Stallone, the soaked by summer rain synths of Subway and the chilled dæmon funk of Gatto Fritto.
Chilled By Nature’s “Otherworld” is given the double re-rub treatment and renamed to “Otherness”, firstly by Windsurf who creates a syrupy dub of looping bleeps that bleed into each other through cascading bass. Black Mustang follows with a colder and denser mix, stealthily photocopying in black and white the main arpeggiated synth bassline from Chris & Cosey’s “This Is Me” over snapping syndrums and the less reckless parts from the chattering killing doll vocals of that Akira track. Both can already be found on 12″.
Also featured is a remix of stellar-chic beat vampires, Glass Candy, by elfin god of backward slow motion disco epics Johan Agebjörn. Its pretty rare that Glass Candy get officially remixed, so its nothing short of perfect when the remixer is an acolyte of the nu generation of ambient disco, a fellow who can stand alongside luminaries of the darklights like Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas and Gavin Russom.
It all starts off very familiar with a subtle shattered echoing glaze, transporting Ida No to the vast hallways a mile under the surface of Mars. Then the song is dragged into a sound vortex, colours inverting and synths polarizing, singed by stray laser-beams. New vistas of jagged red rock are formed by the corrosive acidic beats and pulses of the deconstructed original.
Cargo in Shoreditch, London hosts the release party for “Milky Disco 2”, on Sunday April 12th.
LIVE: BLACK DEVIL DISCO CLUB
DJS: SOFT ROCKS + RICHARD SEN + BLACK MUSTANG + GATTO FRITTO + JOHN POWER