Italian/German label Slow Motion Records are celebrating being in existence for five strong years with the release of their first ever compilation. Titled Italian Dance Wave (Disco Uno), the record will lay out a selection of label boss Franz Underwear’s secret crate weapons from the likes of Clap Rules, Riders Of The Lost Arp and this stormer from Italian analog Disco/ElectroPop maestro Bottin. Check it out.
Even before pressing play, Acid Disco (No Fear) had out interest piqued. We’ve made no secret in the past of our love for slick Disco mixed with Acid burbling, we feel it’s a sorely underexplored musical avenue, so a title like Acid Disco made us sit up and take notice. Bottin really delivers with this one. It’s a strong retro Disco tune, loaded with vintage synths. An infectious bassline and stabbing keys ride a beat that veers between Disco and House. Running alongside this is a deft 303 hook, slickly filtering in and out of the track, giving it that extra kick. RoboDisco with a twist. Awesome stuff!””
♫ Bottin – Acid Disco (No Fear)
Italian Dance Wave (Disco Uno) is released 27th January.
We posted the Villa reMix of Ali Love’s forthcoming single ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ a while back, it was just one more reason to get exited about his, should-be-out-an-time-now, new album, ‘Love Harder’.
Well, ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ drops this week and right here you can check out the original, which is a funkin’ cool Disco-Pop jam that has the potential to propel Mr. Love chartwards. Bottin, who always captivates with his deep synth mixes, pushes things over to the cosmic side of Disco making Ali’s smooth funk sound like a robot invasion from the 70’s.
Y’know, it fells like i have been waiting a lifetime for someone to do a decent reMix of my third favourite Simple Minds song, ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’.
Enter Bottin to save the day, ‘cos this reMix he has just dropped is awesome! Part Nu-Disco, part Italo and keeping everything that made the original special. Dropping a kick and an arpeggiated bassline in the makes all the difference, and then the song just opens up for Bottin’s synth work.