Moustache Records’ occasional series of multi-artist EPs, You Can Trust a Man With a Moustache, finally reaches its fourth instalment, some 13 years after volume one landed in stories. The formula remains the same: think muscular, throbbing and wildly camp fusions of High-NRG, Italo-disco and turn-of-the-80s European electro-disco. This is arguably best exemplified via the throbbing, Bobby Orlando-meets-Giorgio Moroder thrust of John Noseda’s ‘Climax’, which fittingly builds to a breathless conclusion as the track progresses. Elsewhere, Perdu brilliantly doffs a cap to Pet Shop Boys’ chart-topper ‘Heart’ on ‘Mind Phrases’ (we think Chris Lowe would approve), while there’s a similar mid-80s PSB feel about the shiny chords, throbbing sequenced bass and memorable lead lines of Kendal’s ‘Mort Sur La Dancefloor’.
A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Aaron Maple, Alexis le Tan, Anatolian Weapons, Curses, Daniel Monaco, Disco Morato, Facets, Fabrizio Mammarella, Hysteric, Jonny Rock, Perdu, Thomass Jackson, Younger Than Me, Zombies in Miami and many more.
The 04AM A-side contains two South-African 80’s Bubblegum tracks, revamped by young DJ and producer Perdu. He provided the tracks with delicate intros and rearranged them with new percussion, synths and deeper basslines. On the flip Afrobot delivers two kind of New Beat cuts, making the originals more abstract by some heavy chopping, reducing the amount of samples used, and adding disco breaks to the track Jungle.