Moullinex came to my attention almost a year ago when he provided the standout remix of Munk's MunkySound. Here he is back in the Gomma stable with his first new material since his Flora album.
Lisbon-based Moullinex has a lot on his plate, with this release, a new album in the works and a number of remixes lined up, including one for the currently hyped Röyksopp / Robyn collaboration... All this and he also runs the Discotexas label.
A two-track release, Love Magnetic opens with the title track and it pushes Moullinex's trademark sunny straight-up house sound. A sturdy beat backs up a track where the real fun is in the slight disco touches and Luis Clara Gomes' soulful vocal. It is approachable, funky and has summer printed all the way through... but sadly isn't quite as much fun as that Munk track.
And to be honest, neither is the second track - though it doesn't really try to be. In comparison to Love Magnetic, Time and Tide is a deep cut with throbbing bass and and muted pads that delivers on the cosmic front but never feels like it quite reaches the heights it aspires to.
Both tracks here do the job but neither feels quite fully realised - good, but not quite great, they will sit well in many DJ sets but you are unlikely to want to listen repeatedly at home.
Love Magnetic is out on 13 June through Gomma, pre-order from Amazon.co.uk on MP3 [affiliate link].