Review: A double dose of goodness here, as Whiskey Disco regulars Pontchartrain and thatmanmonkz serve up two tasty new re-edits apiece. It's the former who handles side A. He begins with the breezy, tropical-sounding disco stomp of "La Magie" - all punchy horns, classic disco bass, fizzing synth lines and glassy-eyed female vocals - before brilliantly reworking a suitably obscure disco/jazz-funk instrumental (the suitably spacey "Hey Mariposa"). Arguably even better is "Luh Me On Mi Celly", the low-slung, stretched-out dub disco revision that counts as thatmanmonkz's first contribution to the EP. His second, "Radiation Steppa", is a fizzing, synth-heavy disco-boogie number blessed with passionate male group vocals.
Review: Sheffield-based East Midlander Scott "Thatmanmonkz" Moncrieff takes a break from delivering dusty deep house twelves to serve up some sizzling-hot re-edits on Whiskey Disco. The Shadeleaf Music founder begins strongly, first slicing, dicing and dubbing a sax-heavy, disco-funk floor-filler ("Gimme Skin"), before exploring impassioned, soul-fired disco-funk pastures on the chorus-heavy "Yuh Can Ged It". The fun continues on the flip side, where Moncrieff underpins a lolloping disco groove with subtle house drums on "Shek Dat". Fittingly, he saves the best till last, reaching for the filters on a soaring edit of a spiraling disco workout that sounds like a peak-time anthem in the making. As they'd say in the Steel City, "Tha nailed it, pal".