Scottish disco producer Al Kent is resident at Manchester’s Northern Disco club night and the man behind the live disco collective The Million Dollar Orchestra, who released the Better Days album last year to much acclaim.
The Secret Sounds EP comes from the mind of this true disco connoisseur, drawing from influences that range from Northern Soul to psychedelia, while reinterpreting and restructuring each track in a way that generates endless intrigue.
The standout tracks are hard to decide, but “Come Back Home” and “Strung Out” stayed in my head for long after I listened. This is an ambitious, meticulously sourced and composed disco which is essential for all lovers of the genre.
Review: Peter Carroll