It falls to Franz to start the party, setting phasers to stun with a mid tempo burner full of synth power, snapping snares and a spoken female vocal full of mystery and drama. Turn your eye shadow up to about 85% opacity and glide into your favourite Sci Fi club scene. It's another absolute essential from Australia's reigning Italo champ Hysteric on the A2, who turns out a playful synthpop stomper called "Pleides". Digi-marimbas, fanfares and a golden groove bathes in Yello, before some jazzy guitar lends a little extra texture to the chorus.
At this point, I think the garies Matt and I took earlier must be kicking in, coz "Osdorp Discoteca" has me sweating and slamming my body round the shop like I'm lost in a warehouse somewhere outside Stoke in 1991. Proggy and powerful, this is a total acid smash. Speaking of acid, Cherrystones has absolutely soaked the B2 in LSD, transforming whatever the OG is into a fever dream of backmasked vocals, odd dancehall riddims, psych and synthery.
A1. Franz Scala - Sweet Carillon
A2. Hysteric - Pleides
B1. Beatfoot & DJ Dollpin - Osdorp Discoteca
B2. Cherrystones - Gom Reg Raga