Monday, 24 February
Belgium's Eskimo Recordings present 'The Blue Collection' of moody nu disco, electronica and indie dance, following up 2013's 'Pink Collection' on their colour series. 12 tracks range from the trim disco soul of Freeform Five's 'Leviathan' sporting a great vocal by Roisin Murphy, thru Belgian boogie trance of Julian Sanza's 'The Feeling', to sleazy, low-slung electro from Volta Cab on 'Smoke Some KIll', the bent disco electronics of Michocan's 'The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand', Nteibint's dreamy chugger 'Never Without You' and proggy party vibes of Eelke Kleijn's hang-inflected swinger 'A Tale Of Two Lovers'.
MJC tailors twelve tracks of moody tech-house pop on her 2nd album, 'Comfort'. She's accompanied by some respectable guest vocalists, notably Karin Park, Kim Ann Foxman, Tricky and Miss Kittin, on at least half the record, while her own vocals take centre stage elsewhere. Her signature full bodied production style is in full effect, too, designed for optimal impact on set of Funktion Ones and little white earbuds alike, and sounding best on her low-slung stalkers house groove for the Tricky-starring 'Wait For You' or the oily, submerged slink of 'Easier To Hide'.