Various Artists ‘Repopulation EP’ (Repopulate Mars)

Lee Foss has a new label, pushing a sound that is in his own words “alien funk for the generation that will Repopulate Mars”. To roll it out he’s enlisted a mixture of heavy hitters and upcoming talent to showcase the sounds he’s looking to champion – and avoided the route of pushing himself too. Modesty goes a long way sometimes DJs.

The first track is the monster ‘Don’t touch me when I’m dancing’, which sees MK roll out the seemingly extinct alias 4th Measure Men and go head to head with man of the moment Sonny Fodera. The result is a great heads down groover, built around a simple enough refrain vocal refrain “don’t touch me when I’m dancing, when I’m dancing all night long”. Think a broodier and less tongue in cheek version of Tiga and Audio’s eternal ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ and it’s obvious this is a cut that will work across a host of floors this summer; it bleeds Ibiza 2016.

It’s not the only goodness on offer, Eskuche & Nu Sky turn in a decent effort on ‘Ninety Nine’, a reverberating bassline morphing into a sparkling synth led breakdown which utilises an obvious but effective Jay-Z sample. ‘Matter of the Soul’ is more impressive, a neon delight which bouncily shuffles along before entering peak time in gleeful fashion. This is robotic sunshine for the upcoming silly season.

4 out of 5

Reviewed by Jimmy Coultas