Chamboche – On The Streets review

Artist: Chamboche
Title: On The Streets
Label: Under The Shade
Genre: Disco/Nu-Disco
Format: 12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

Nottingham based producer Chamboche drops his second release on Jisco Music offshoot, Under the Shade. “On the Streets” brings two new tracks from the disco head, reinforced by two excellent remixes from Toby Tobias and Brontosaurus.

Under the Shade are getting quality records out on a regular basis at the moment. Last month they unleashed Mark E’s epic “White Skyway” and with another Ilija Rudman effort still to come, “On the Streets” underlines the emphatic productivity of the imprint. Indeed it was Chamboche’s “Ipso Facto” EP that launched the label in August last year. Now he returns for their seventh release, delving into the disco house sound that is fast becoming his trademark.

Veteran house honcho Toby Tobias leads proceedings with his shimmering remix, with a relatively slow paced piece of Balearic goodness. It chugs along with warmth and depth courtesy of retro keyboard lines and some spiralling snyth arpeggios. The live sounding slap bass guitar gives the remix an endearingly natural flavour, not to mention bags of funky attitude.

The Friends edit comes next, upping the tempo and adding a sense of urgency to the track. An incessant Italo bassline provides the backbone here as the arpeggios are sent through the filters to heighten their effect. It manages to feel subtle whilst keeping things pumping, a difficult craft to master. Rekids talent Brontosaurus comes in to lighten things up on his effervescent remix of “The Problem” before Chamboche displays his power disco forces once more with the November edit of the same tune.

Review: Tom Jones