Futureboogie are kicking off 2015 with I Like Disco, a new release from Lonely Boy, real name Joshua Heath.
The title track is an funky electro cut full of elastic bass and clean lines that feels modern whilst drawing on plenty of memories from the past. There are hints of mid-noughties tech-house, the Get Physical label and early Crosstown Rebels... It's slick and catchy without spilling its guts. Emperor Machine provides a remix that toughs up the original, pulling back on the whirling synth melodies and beefing out the sharp basslines and chunky drums - it is distinctly Emperor Machine in other words.
B-side The Subtle Frenzy is a slow building track, percussive elements echo and bounce like ping pong balls whilst a progressive groove is gradually layered on thicker and thicker to create something clearly created for peaking dancefloors.
The release closes with digital exclusive Take Your Time. It is a more measured, slower building track with a melody that loops whilst a set of loose percussion shuffles on. It is a more ominous and less certain conclusion for the release, but just as good as everything else here.
I Like Disco is out now through Futuireboogie.