Beatdown disco rework specialists Smokecloud have assembled a crack team of troops for their latest salvo into no-man’s-land. Leading the charge and lobbing the first «Disco Grenade» is label chief Osmose, who contributes two tight cuts: loopy, filter-sporting disco chugger «Disco Luv» — a study in ear-pleasing, head-nodding hypnotism rich in musical positivity — and the more up-beat disco-funk thrust of flipside opener «U Promised Me», which sees him make merry with a cheery AOR disco favourite. Elsewhere, Oldchap delivers the obligatory slo-mo disco flier — think 98BPM beats, rising backing vocals, disco-rock grooves and jaunty Rhodes stabs — while The Funk District’s «A Gangster Film» is a Blaxploitation-inspired bouncy disco-house treat.
Osmose / Oldchap / The Funk District – Disco Grenade EP
A1: Osmose — Disco Luv 116 Bpm (6:05)
A2: Oldchap — Sheriff’s Horse 98 Bpm (5:41)
B1: Osmose — U Promised Me 124 Bpm (6:04)
B2: The Funk District — A Gangster Film 120 Bpm (5:53)