Boomkat Product Review:
15 years since their fantasy disco scene-defining 1st volume, Johnny Jewel’s IDIB lasso Sally Shapiro, Desire, Farah, Lovelock and the kreme of their field for a 27-song, 2-hour re-up
Where previous volumes took their sweet time to arrive, ‘Volume 4’ graces the ‘floor only two years since the last, and nobody’s complaining. From its slo-mo, dry-iced covers of Jennifer Lopez’ ‘Waiting For Tonight’, Don Henley’s ’Boys of Summer’ and even flipping R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’, thru to exclusive pearls by our disco queen crush, Sally Shapiro, and Johnny Jewel as Desire, it’s the ideal soundtrack for late summer into silly season.
We find Ms. Shapiro in an exclusive, strutting remix of ‘Moonlight Dance’ by Tommy ’86, and triple-filtered to Italo-house perfection on ‘Purple Coloured Sky’, while ol’ faithful ringleader Johnny Jewel gives up the dreamy Moroder-esque glyde of ‘Silver Machine’, while label veteran Farah transforms R.E.M. into chic disco wallflower, and mutual soul Wolfram sparkles on the opening gambit ‘Sad Ibiza Song’.
There’s also stacks of new faces and names to flirt with, working the room between the sugary sweet downtempo elegance of Orion and Talvi, to gallic sleaze from Double Mixte, the flash chops of LA doll Glüme on ‘Dangerous Blue’, the dusky stroll of ‘Hazel Eyes’ by Club Intl, cinematic synth blush by Mesh Kimono, and the forlorn croon of Double Mixte to close the curtains.