The third release in a series of releases under the ‘Elements’ tag finds the Belgian talent known as Leatho making dubstep in that very specific Bristol sound championed by the likes of Joker, Guido and Gemmy — so expect lots of dreamy, thrilling synth action, twisted R&B vocals and references to “purple” things.
If there ever was a release you had to force yourself to listen to through sheer professional stubbornness, this has to be up there. The superbly named Noisestorm flobs out a pop and bass remix which sounds like a fairy with severe food poisoning letting out a fart. Making matters worse, the Unlike Pluto remix is insipid, floppy and dull.
Weatherall flips brother Noel’s latest single with the High Flying Birds into a tense, building and hypnotix fix for the death disco.
With a little production help from neighbouring Italo-disco compadre Rodion, Bottin drops this sharp, two-track single for long-supporting UK nu-disco label, Bearfunk. Keeping a mood that’s positively upbeat, ‘Parody’ shuffles along to a particularly rippling, analogue disco groove with neatly cascading arpeggios and shimmering fx. On the flipside, ‘Progresso’ rolls out a tracky, proto-house tune with some biting, ‘punk-funk’ snares. Monster.