Various Just Another Taste of Electronic Watusi Boogaloo

This peep into Swedish pop electronica is primarily made up of three bands (Babalu, Oh Polo and Mains Ignition), all part of a club night/collective that spawned their label Electronic Watusi Boogaloo, now distributed by Kindercore this side of the pond. The beats are light and funky house bouncers that reveal a commonality of sound, and Babalu emerges the most consistently engaging over their four tracks. The guileless use of cheesy lounge on Oh Polo's "Deep Throat" makes you wonder about the Swedes' sense of humour; the whole collection would benefit from more contrasts like the darker tone contributed on the only track from Biowire. Just Another Taste isn't peak after peak, but its lack of low points bodes well. (Kindercore)