Lagardere & Roxane – Dancing Around Me – Vanina Hänin Digital

Cover art by Lydia Frost

There is something deliciously sleazy about this new production that proves too tempting to resist. Unforgiving beats, fuzzy bass and the excitable whir of electrical impulses inform the arrangement as Roxane’s smoky vocal only adds to the sizzling tension. It almost feels 1980’s in the very best sense of the term, although is clearly rooted in the technology of here and now. Remixes come from Sergei Eiland and Fanatic Funk who both provide sterling versions injecting extra energy and sparkle into the rhythms, although the stripped down nature of the original has a particular appeal.

Release: October 25

Lagardere – Wild Child – Vanina Hänin

It’s easy to get excited about this. Primarily because the vocal is so resistant to the cliqued charms of soulfulness. So much so that Wild Child tells its own story as abundant, fiery attitude explodes with devilish charm across tough, infectious synthesized motifs and fevered drum machines. And the craziness only gets really crazy the further you get into it. I get the impression Alan Vega would have approved. The contrasting and first-rate remix comes from a low-slung Daniel Zuur who drives the kick drums and sounds in telling fashion, plus there is also an instrumental version of the original should the voices scare too much.

Release: December 21