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Future Disco - Dance Club: Various Artists (Future Disco)

Future Disco-Dance Club: Various Artists (Future Disco) REVIEW @BluesandSoul.com

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UK release date 21.05.2021

Hard to believe we’re on episode 14 of this much-cherished compilation series and, satisfyingly, the quality remains sky high. Future Disco head honcho Sean Brosnan once again selects strongly, corralling 18 tracks with abundant thrust and flair and, this time round, a particular focus on danceability.

Dimitri From Paris & Aeroplane’s swirling opener “Can’t Get Enough” (remixed by Yuksek, and featuring Leela on vocals) leads smartly into the peacocking funk-strut of Black Hawks of Panama’s “Feel For You” (remixed by Ron Basejam) before an arresting shift in gear that includes Theo Kottis’ exclusive super-fuelled, super-loopin’ edit of “Seventies”, Chevals’ similarly-paced and toned “All I Wanna Do Is Love You” and, firmly in retro-house territory, COEO’s piano-stabbing gem “I Can Never Be Yours”.

The second half of the album diversifies further without losing momentum. Mix & Fairbanks’ deep house dive “Red Light Runner”, Jansons’ electro-fied take on Tommy Farrow’s “Let’s Just” and Catz ‘N Dogz’ pulsing synth-propelled collabo with Gerd Janson, “Modern Romance” all demonstrate emotion and energy enough to grip the stiffest of dancefloors. Janson appears again, alongside Jacques Renault, for blindingly bright disco-flourish “Never Saw Never”, an apt flagbearer for “Dance Club” in its stirring, kinetic mix of both retro and modern dancefloor lore.
Words BEN LOVETT

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