Album Review: Various Artists – ‘Diskotopia Volume 1’

February 20, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
(Diskotopia)
(Diskotopia)

Diskotopia can be linked to forward thinking dance labels such as Night Slugs or Hessle Audio, but in actuality prove here how wide ranging their sound can be. The compilation crams in expected genres like house and techno while also admirably including influences such as jazz and R’n’B. Highlights include the melodic ‘Ghost House’ from house/bass music producer Optimum, smooth yet glitchy R’n’B from Awa on ‘She Sea’ and some percussive, bassy wonders from Lamin Fofana with ‘Nia Long’. There’s plenty more to appreciate, with a wealth of enjoyable tunes here for those into their experimental sounds. A strong label to watch in the future.