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Thursday, 12 February

SURGEON - Fixed Action Pattern, TOKEN
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SURGEON

Fixed Action Pattern

TOKEN

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TOKEN46

Masterful modular techno poundings from the Brummie techno boss - his first proper Token release following a remix of Grovskopa's 'Sex and Violins' in 2008. Both cuts are recognisably Surgeon productions, but perhaps not instantly so due to his new palette of modular synths. The original 'Fixed Action Pattern' galvanises signature shuffle and bruising kicks with a bristling, chaotic noise energy that's a thrilling new addition to his sound, whilst the aquatic Dub carves the groove to a solemn halfstep lurch steeped in sepulchral groans and consumed by oncoming waves of masticated electricity. It's a real burner.
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SURGEON - Fixed Action Pattern, TOKEN
IBEYI - Ibeyi, XL Recordings

IBEYI

Ibeyi

XL Recordings

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: XLLP665

"Ibeyi deliver their self titled debut album. Produced by Richard Russell at his west London Residence La Revolution studio and released on XL Recordings. Ibeyi are 19 year old French Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins combine modern pop, hip hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father’s Yorùbán culture."
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INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS - Inflatable Boy Clams, Superior Viaduct
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INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS

Inflatable Boy Clams

Superior Viaduct

Format_dot_vinyl2x7" // £16.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SV035

*First-time reissue comes from the original master tapes. Recommended for fans of Kleenex / Liliput, Raincoats, And Bush Tetras* "San Francisco provocateurs Inflatable Boy Clams recorded one of the greatest all-female art punk records ever made, a wrongfully obscure five-song double 7-inch EP which has garnered a cult following ever since its initial release on Subterranean Records in 1981. While the music blends simple instrumentation and captivating, quirky lyrics, the artwork looks like an early Rough Trade single, complete with posh Winogrand-esque photo of the group. M… Read more
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INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS - Inflatable Boy Clams, Superior Viaduct
LORY D - Strange Days (Vol. 3), NUMBERS
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LORY D

Strange Days (Vol. 3)

NUMBERS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NMBRS38

The Italian master tends to his flock with a pair of outstanding club trax. There's no messing with either side: uptown he teases the infectiously supple swing and belly-twisting organ chord progression of 'grnHF' pointed for lip-smacking 3am moments; 'Acidspix' rides the other side of the wave with a darker acid techno drive shaped by strobing synthlines and rumbling, testy groove with a blossoming climax. Highly recommended.
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PSYCHIC TV - Alien Be-In Remix EP, Dark Entries Records
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PSYCHIC TV

Alien Be-In Remix EP

Dark Entries Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £13.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE079

Reissue of Psychic TV's evil '89 acid house jam, now backed with remixes by Silent Servant, Fred Gianelli, and John Tejada. Skull side gets down with the "Didjeridu" acid and whale noises of 'Alien Be-In' taken from PTV's 'Towards Thee Infinite Beat' (1990), beside a pumping update from Fred Gianelli. The Psychic side turns out a slower, concentrated remix from Silent Servant trading the "didj" sound for one of his signature synth lashes before teaming up with John Tejada for a slinkier, sleazier take.
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NU-SOUND II CREW / MAGNUS II - Spilt EP, Dark Entries Records
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NU-SOUND II CREW / MAGNUS II

Spilt EP

Dark Entries Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £13.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE081

Dark Entries scan Detroit circa 1986/1993 with a split reissue of DJ Maestro's rare-as-f*©k electro trax. Cutting his teeth as a DJ while stationed with the Marine corps in California, early '80s, The Maestro would move back to the 313 where he was taught how to programme Roland 808, 909, Linn drum and Boss DR-55 by none other than Juan Atkins. In 1986 he released the uptempo electro burner, 'The Speed Of Light', which has been trimmed down to three tracks for this reissue, including the Cybotron-styled title track and the brooding robo-boogie of '1001 Beats' with its Batman riff… Read more
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NU-SOUND II CREW / MAGNUS II - Spilt EP, Dark Entries Records
DIE FORM - Die Puppe, Dark Entries Records
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DIE FORM

Die Puppe

Dark Entries Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE082LP

Reissue of an exceptional French industrial side from 1982. Minimal, erotic, and utterly captivating, Die Form's debut album works where it matters, galvanising steely 808 rhythms and lustrous ARP2600 synthlines with frisky discipline and tales of death and bestiality. In the best sense, there are clear lines to be drawn between Die Form and the likes of TG or early Chris & Cosey - the non-linear drum programming; the possesed vocals and lyrical content; the finely crafted and subtle atmospheres - most likely due to similar influences and production palette, but there's also something compellingl… Read more
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DIE FORM - Die Puppe, Dark Entries Records
THE SUPREME JUBILEES - It'll All Be Over, Light In The Attic

THE SUPREME JUBILEES

It'll All Be Over

Light In The Attic

Format_dot_vinylLP // £18.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: LITA120LP

*First ever LP reissue, 24bit / 96kHz remastering with Liner notes by Jessica Hundley interviewing the band, plus rare archive photographs housed in an expanded deluxe Stoughton gatefold “Tip-On” jacket* "If God had a disco, the DJ would be playing California gospel-soul group The Supreme Jubilees. “We won’t have to cry no more,” the tuxedo-clad group would sing, in high, angelic vocals over smooth grooves. “It’ll all be over.” Prepare to dance and contemplate death all at the same time. A band of brothers and cousins, the group was founded from two familes: brothers Joe and … Read more
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THE SUPREME JUBILEES - It'll All Be Over, Light In The Attic
ZS - Xe, Northern Spy Records
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ZS

Xe

Northern Spy Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: NS062LP

**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** "Since 2000, founder Sam Hillmer has remained Z's purveying constant, and with the addition of loose-limbed, meditative percussionist Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Man Forever), and virtuosic avant-classical guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins, the band has found its epochal lineup. The trio's vision is crystallized on Xe, Zs' first full-length featuring the new trio, and first proper since 2010's critically acclaimed New Slaves. Hillmer, Fox and Higgins-three supremely heavy sages who exchange their pulsating phraseology with a mind-blowin… Read more
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ZS - Xe, Northern Spy Records
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE - Hexadic, Drag City
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SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE

Hexadic

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC616

The hiatus is over: Six Organs of Admittance rise again with a stunning new slab on Drag City three years since 'Ascent'. Conspicuous by his absence, Chasny seems to have spent his time regressing to birth a more primordial approach to the neck of the guitar, now returning with Noel Von Harmonson (Drums), Rob Fisk (Bass), and Charlie Saufley (Bass) to help flesh out, transcribe and unravel his cryptic dreams. The result is is looser, broader Six Organs of Admittance to the one we remember, adroitly feeling out lonely blues beside face-aching feedback throwdowns, doomy flamenco flour… Read more
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SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE - Hexadic, Drag City
SIR RICHARD BISHOP - Tangier Sessions, Drag City
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SIR RICHARD BISHOP

Tangier Sessions

Drag City

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DC618

"Sir Richard Bishop is back with a fresh album and a fresh guitar! On Tangier Sessions, Sir Richard’s mythic guitar playing reaches a new degree of ingenuity and esteem. While traveling in Geneva, Bishop stumbled upon a modest, yet enchanting guitar, hidden on a shelf. He left the shop empty handed, but for days the guitar haunted him! He returned to purchase the instrument, mesmerized by the incredible sounds it produced when played. Utilizing this new and mysterious guitar, “Frontier” is an enduringly majestic composition, one of several songs on Tangier Sessions to feature Sir… Read more
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SIR RICHARD BISHOP - Tangier Sessions, Drag City
PERC & KAREEM - 10 Years Of Perc Trax (EP3), Perc Trax
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PERC & KAREEM

10 Years Of Perc Trax (EP3)

Perc Trax

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TPT066

Perc and Kareem split EP 3 of Perc Trax's 10 Year anniversary sessions. Berlin's Kareem puts down thick kicks and insectoid percussion amid the noxious, nautical atmosphere and stare-down noise swells of 'Just When You Thought It Was Over'; Perc shares the noisier sentiment in the blistering B-side of 'Volley'.
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TROPICS - Rapture, INNOVATIVE LEISURE
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TROPICS

Rapture

INNOVATIVE LEISURE

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: IL2026V

"The new album from Tropics, aka 27 year old Chris Ward, looks outwards, armed with a newfound confidence that foregrounds his vocal performance and songwriting. It’s a musical progression that mirrors a personal one: the early Tropics output was all made in the idyllic, if isolated setting of Ward’s grandmother’s empty house in the seaside town of Southsea, which he moved into after graduating from university to focus on writing and recording. He was alone there - “like, really alone. For days, I had literally no distractions.” Having moved to London in 2013, Ward now splits his time between the ci… Read more
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TROPICS - Rapture, INNOVATIVE LEISURE
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - No More Shall We Part (Vinyl Reissue), Mute
*Heavyweight 180gram wax, Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road studios. Includes a download coupon* ‘No More Shall We Part’ was released in April 2001 and was the eleventh studio record by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The album came after a 4-year gap from recording, following the much acclaimed ‘The Boatman’s Call’ album and was met with mostly positive reviews. The album showcases the virtuoso talents of The Bad Seeds, with elaborate instrumental sections on nearly every track. Also, Cave’s lyrics are les… Read more
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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - No More Shall We Part (Vinyl Reissue), Mute
BURTO REYNOLDSU - Burto Reynoldsu EP, Kouk

BURTO REYNOLDSU

Burto Reynoldsu EP

Kouk

Format_dot_vinylEP // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KOUK001

Strident tech-house minimalism with an ambient edge by Burto Reynoldsu. A-side sports a supple, bass-heavy roller with hovering pads reminding of vintage NWAQ; B-side percolates smudged organ chords inna dub-house motion with 'Smoke', and brings lithe congas and swirled atmospheres to the mix with 'Kin_En'.
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SUKEBE - Feel So Fine, LAST RECORDS
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SUKEBE

Feel So Fine

LAST RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: LAST96

Slick Japanese disco edits pruned by Last Records' Sukebe. Features the kinky twizt of Junko Ohashi's perky 'Feel So Fine' up top, and the slow grinding organ/harpsichord groove of Mari Natsuki's 'Uragiri' down below.
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2+2=5 - INTO THE FUTURE, MANNEQUIN
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2+2=5

INTO THE FUTURE

MANNEQUIN

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MNQ058

**Cult Italian wave classic, reissued for the first time since 1981** "On a cold autumn evening in Milan in 1981, Nino La Loggia met Giacomo Spazio for the first time. Both were regulars of Bar Concordia, one of the few meeting places for the post punk generation. Nino, along with Marco Philopat (now an established writer), had given birth to the HCN, one of the pioneering punk bands of the peninsula. Meanwhile, Giacomo was a performance artist interested in graphics and was looking for a new form of painting that was innovative and provocative. When the two met sparks flew. The two had the sa… Read more
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2+2=5 - INTO THE FUTURE, MANNEQUIN
THOMAS BRINKMANN - When the Music..., Third Ear Recordings
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THOMAS BRINKMANN

When the Music...

Third Ear Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 3EEP201410

Class techno session from the master. 'When The Music…' follows Brinkmann's Guy Martin-dedicated EP with four sleek bits of dancefloor momentum ranging from the full flight of 'Odecca' to cruising house in '8 Ba' and the oil-spattered razz of 'Moto', taking a slower off-road vibe with 'Step a Nova'.
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K15 - Mist, No Room For Air
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K15

Mist

No Room For Air

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £8.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: NR4A01

Achingly good soul from Detroit's K15 on No Room For Air - the sister label to Kyle Hall's Wild Oats. Hitting levels of Sa-Ra-esque psychedelic lustre and Dilla-style bump, A-side glydes in with buttered strings and rhodes laced to button cracking drums and celestial vocal - basically instant classic business - followed thru with the FlyLo/Alice Coltrane vibings of Twilight', and a lip-bitingly sweet remix of Zhane's '90s soul peach, 'Crush' that's been in demand for years now. Don't sleep!
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CHRIS MOSS ACID - The Acid That Ate Bournemouth EP, DON'T RECORDINGS
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CHRIS MOSS ACID

The Acid That Ate Bournemouth EP

DON'T RECORDINGS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DONT026

Loony 303 attacks from the English south coast for Jerome Hill's label. It's all about the batsh*t crazy A-side, 'Acid 209' with its sci-fi intro and rail-gun intro giving way to a blistering, uptempo jack-off, UK style.
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I.A. BERICOCHEA - Wake Up EP, IDLE HANDS
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I.A. BERICOCHEA

Wake Up EP

IDLE HANDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: IDLE027

New on Idle Hands - Four tracks of slinky mnml tech-house with a latinate accent by Spanish producer, I.A. Bericochea.
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NOZINJA / TESSELA - Wa Chacha, Bleep
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NOZINJA / TESSELA

Wa Chacha

Bleep

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

WORLD

Cat. Number: BLP005

South African accelerationism meets crushed techno concrète in 'Wa Chacha' for Bleep. Shangaan Electro boss, big "Dog" Nozinja pelts out one of his signature 180bpm+ missiles peppered with piquant stabs and pinging rhythmelodies; Tessela systematically deconstructs the same elements to a quasi-speed bump tumbled with hi-tech electro-acoustic dynamics for a similarly forward, yet much slower style. Wicked.
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RICARDO DONOSO - Saravá Exu, Denovali Records
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RICARDO DONOSO

Saravá Exu

Denovali Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £20.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: DEN223LP

**180g vinyl in gatefold sleeve with printed inners. Inc. digital download code redeemable from the label. Tectonic electronics, RIYL Emptyset, Paul Jebanasam, Alva Noto** "In contrast with the continual pursuit of achievement, that today's culture teaches us, the theme of Descent, found in many myths in the shape of the hero going underground to pass a period of solitude, is no longer represented. A cultural space existed in most traditional societies for such a period in a person's life and it was seen as necessary in order for the initiate to re-connect with their past and concomitantly … Read more
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RICARDO DONOSO - Saravá Exu, Denovali Records
RICARDO DONOSO - Deterrence, Denovali Records
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RICARDO DONOSO

Deterrence

Denovali Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £18.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: DEN222LP

**180g vinyl in gatefold sleeve with printed inners. Inc. digital download code redeemable from the label** 'Deterrence' is the formerly cassette-only 2010 release by Ricardo Donoso. It plumbs a darker, primordial space that pre-echoes the submerged qualities of his excellent albums for Digitalis, drawing us into abyssal zones of bleakest ambient electronics perfused with looming electro-acoustic structures that tesselate in the pitch blacknuss or scrape the clammy walls of his shapeshifting chambers.
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MNLTH (MONOLITH) - Time EP, WEME
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MNLTH (MONOLITH)

Time EP

WEME

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: WEME029

Review to follow shortly…
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SHXCXCHCXSH - RJRJRFFRJRJ EP (Black Vinyl Reissue), AVIAN
**Black vinyl reissue with insert** Dance-mauling industrial acid and techno experiments from the excellent Avian camp. One bone-grinding acid banger and a hollowed-out test beat on the A-side; some crafty spectral churn and a galloping industrial banger on the flip. Smart.
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DISTRICT - Alpha House, Chestplate

DISTRICT

Alpha House

Chestplate

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: CHST035

District brings some burly 2-step pressure to Chestplate. 'Alpha House' flexes nifty hi-hat shuffles and swinging snares around an almighty subbass shape; 'Inorganic' double dips with proper, El-B styled swerve. More stuff like this, please.
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HORNSEY HARDCORE - Get Busy / Pressure, UNKNOWN LABEL

HORNSEY HARDCORE

Get Busy / Pressure

UNKNOWN LABEL

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

JUNGLE / FOOTWORK

Cat. Number: STU016.5

Bleeps, breaks and bass from Jerome Hill on proper '92 'ardcore razz. Check 'Get Busy' for some thunderous megadome action, and flip to 'Get Busy' for that zig-zagging Altern-8 style beside a handy Amen break loop and a stack of scratch samples.
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PLUSH - Free And Easy, Groove Line
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PLUSH

Free And Easy

Groove Line

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: GLR120006

*Fully licensed and taken from the original master tapes, remastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering, and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy - pressed on 180g vinyl* "Groove Line Records open their 2015 with our debut half-speed mastered 12” single. First in line for the super deluxe treatment are Plush’s 1982 singles, Free And Easy (Tee Scott Remix) and Burnin’ Love. Plush were a short lived Synth-Dance group (with a young Siedah Garrett in their ranks) who were taken under the wing of R&B hit makers Rene & Angela releasing one self-titled LP in 1982 from which both of these singles originate. S… Read more
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PLUSH - Free And Easy, Groove Line
NO ZU - Medusa Music, HOME LOAN RECORDS

NO ZU

Medusa Music

HOME LOAN RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: HLR004

Dope boogie from the southern hemisphere, courtesy Melbourne's NO ZU. The clipped cowbell strut and breathy Greek vocals from Margerita Strateas on 'Greek Key (Heat Beat Mix)' really hit the mark; likewise the mutant funk of 'Mystic C (Medusa Mix)' and the tribal canter of 'Perfume (Percussion Head Edit)' for the disco sophisticates.
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