TEKI LATEX Party De Plaisir (EMI) French rap is damn hot right now, and Paris's TTC crew are at the top of their game. The debut album by their main dude, Teki Latex, delivers all the dirty synthesizer-fuelled club bangers and typically French sense of camp you'll ever need.
PLAYGROUP/ALTER EGO The Kings Of Electro (BBE) No one really agrees on what electro means any more, so the two discs in this set explore two overlooked aspects of the sound. Playgroup goes with the definition from back in the early days of hiphop and breakdancing, while Alter Ego goes the Detroit techno route for his DJ mix.
DISCOVERED (Rapster) Since Daft Punk are suddenly cool again, what better time to investigate the sources of their inspiration? This compilation of tunes sampled by the duo is a wild and wacky collection of classic dance-floor funk oddities.
GHISLAIN POIRIER No Ground Under (Ninja Tune) On this release, Montreal's Ghislain Poirier nails that dancehall-techno-electro-hiphop vibe that's been murdering dance floors lately. A slamming collection of urban music for outsiders.
EWAN PEARSON Piece Work (Fabric) The extremely prolific producer easily fills two CDs with remixes, transforming for the dance floor songs from the Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers and many more. Electro-house thumpers that are often better than the originals.