Review: Since debuting in 2013, the occasional "Florence" series of sneaky house remixes and re-makes has delivered some high quality revisions. This is the hush-hush series' second release of the year and, like its predecessor, boasts two club-friendly tweaks. The first sees our mysterious hero work his or her magic on a dewy-eyed, harp-laden sliver of soft-focus downtempo soul, underpinning elements of the familiar original track with jazzy percussive flourishes and a smooth, tech-tinged deep house beat. "Bobby", meanwhile, is a lolloping mid-tempo affair, brilliantly combining sections from a yearning version of "California Dreaming" with rolling hip-hop style breakbeats. Both cuts are sympathetic to their source material whilst adding the right amount of dancefloor weightiness.
Review: Since 2013 the Florence series of shadowy 12" singles from unknown artists has provided a steady string of contemporary reworks of notable - and in some cases, lesser-known - songs. This time round, the mystery producer involved has set his sights on New Order classic "Blue Monday", with A-side cut "New" delivering a pitched-down, beefed-up revision of the dancefloor classic that comes complete with fresh Clavinet notes and acid style motifs. Over on side B, "Jungle" is a wonderfully sweaty, bass-heavy affair in which the Jungle Brothers Todd Terry-produced hip-house anthem "I'll House You" is turned into a bustling, big room-friendly chunk of arms-aloft messiness.