Review: French edit maestro Chevals has been busy with releases on Whiskey Disco, Kolour LTD, Tropical Disco and Editorial over the past year. That should tell you all you need to know about how seriously rated this guy is in the scene, and it's no different as he lands on Masterworks with this tasteful 10" gem. "It's Just A Feelin" is an infectiously upbeat heater that brings out the best elements of disco and house in perfect synergy. "The Way U Move" is a dreamier affair with more overt funk stylings and a subtly cosmic tint to the keys - one to get starry eyed and sway to.
Review: This EP from Miami-based producer His Dirty Secrets is undoubtedly one of the strongest EPs to appear on Masterworks Music yet. Opener "Floatin" is a warm and woozy affair, with the Floridian studio combining his own slick beats and rich musicality with excerpts from a wavy, jazz-funk original. "Fantom (African Woman)" sees him doffing a cap to Fela Kuti while sticking with the laidback, deep house/Balearic disco fusion vibe, while "All The Way" is the kind of soaring, string-drenched, filter-heavy disco outing that should get dancers sweating out on the floor. He rounds things off with the loose and bumpy "Prelude", which includes some killer vocal samples and cut-up excerpts from a very famous disco classic.
Review: Danny Worrall goes by the name of 80s Child, and it's kind of apt given his label's persistent use of disco-house thrills that have something subtly italo-leaning about them. The Masterworks Series is the third instalment, and it comes as a nice pre-xmas treat courtesy of the Masterworks Music imprint. Disco deviant The Silver Rider is on the case a two-part stunner: "Another Day" is a mid-tempo, house-not-house charmer that rolls its delightful groove over a bed of jazzy nuances and percussive muscle, whereas "Eazy Breezy" heads further down the house trail thanks to a dusty 4/4 rhythm, and a glorious succession of playful harmonic that are tailor-made for the opening sets.