A new compilation of deep disco from four different producers on Amplified’s Disco In Distress series. Russian producer Lay-Far uses some canny mid-tempo glitterball samples on «Yellow» but mostly keeps them filtered deep under some Revenge-style drums, while Lump takes a vocal from a Bill Withers-esque singer and layers it nicely over a classy house backing. Mudeg supplies a bubbly future-bass number, complete with some gurgling retro acid lines on «Luv No Guarantee» while Nicholas’ funky and slow «Wind City» rounds off the collection in a soulful, Roy Ayres-ish mood. played by: Gerd, Visti, Jacques Renault, Solab, Amplified Orchestra, Cottam, Outernational Holland, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Get Down Edits, East Soul Person
Intriguingly, the title track does not take inspiration from the excesses of late 70s Rimini but rather the jazzy house of 90s New York as sweet strings push the arrangement into a filtered breakdown. The Big Apple’s influence comes to the fore on the Eddie C rework of «Italo Slot», where funk guitar stabs are fused with a walking bassline. However, the Italo influences finally surface on «El Sexto», where airy synths are combined with stacatto drums for the most dance floor moment on the release. Completing the package is Trujillo’s remix of the title track, which offers a more laid back, windswept version.