Review: If it's authentically 80s-sounding electro tackle you're after, then allow us to point you in the direction of Furious Frank's '2 Frank 2 Furious', which opens what's only the second-ever release from Melbourne, Australia-based label Global Skywatch. Arthur Miles' 'Native Way', which follows, is a more current-sounding affair that could easily slide into melodic/progressive sets, while on the flip, 48V's 'In Place' is a sparse, steppy number - think a slo-mo take on footwork and you're somewhere in the ball park! - before the same artist's 'Prospecting' closes out the EP with nine minutes of cinematic ambience.
Review: Butter Sessions latest must-check release comes courtesy of Melbourne-based rising star Furious Frank, whose recent EP on Paper-Cuts was particularly impressive. "Ahora Si" is similarly inspired, with the young Australian producer placing Ivy Barkakati's "Sueno Latino" style whispered vocal over a bold, alluring blend of jangling dream house pianos, rugged acid lines, sunrise-ready chords and loose-limbed analogue beats. He provides his own dream house style interpretation (the brilliant "Frank's Sunrise Mix") before inviting Ivan to give his take on the track. He adds some tribal percussion whilst retaining the cut's inherent dreaminess before Canadian producer D. Tiffany re-imagines "Ahora Si" as a bass-heavy chunk of UKG/breakbeat house fusion.