Kitsuné Maison compilations always contain some of the best and sometimes largely undiscovered electronic wonders. Their latest and 12th compilation album, The Good Fun Issue serves its purpose with 15 feel good songs that could compile the soundtrack to any party worth going to. There’s an 80s disco influence throughout the record and this isn’t your typical autumn/winter release, as its jam packed with songs you’d expect to hear at a club night on a hot summer evening. It’s refreshing to listen to something upbeat on a cold winter’s eve instead of the expected Bon Iver on repeat as the days get darker and darker until you stop believing in sunlight.

Mark Ronson’s ‘Record Collection’ is transformed into a synth fuelled, samba tinged dance track with the help of Plastic Plates and it overshadows the original track which just sounded whiny and ‘blah’, as did the rest of that underwhelming Mark Ronson album. Computer Magic’s ‘Ex Believer’ resides in a completely different category of electronic music with 80s influenced synths and sultry vocals that would’ve fit right in on the soundtrack of any iconic teenage 80s film. There’s almost a sci-fi element to it as the synths sound alien at times and reminiscent of the music you’d expect featured on old TV programmes like Look Around You.

Trophy Wife have been highly talked about in the past year for their ‘ambitionless office disco’. As they’re part of the Blessing Force label and regarded as one of the most recent acts ready to break from Oxford, it’s no surprise that they’re featured on this compilation. ‘Surfacing’ doesn’t quite have the instant charm of earlier songs and just comes off sounding lackluster with hushed vocals and the same chord progression that features in most of their songs. It’s a disappointing effort from the trio who impressed with the likeability of their debut single, ‘Microlite’.

The compilation finishes off with a Pyramid remix of Heartsrevolution’s ‘Teenage Teardrops’, sounding like an almost identical but friendlier version of Crystal Castles’ early material which also evokes some of the electronic charm of Justice when they were starting out. It’s hard to listen to this Kitsuné Maison compilation the whole way through but there are several hidden gems that make it worth listening to a lengthy and slightly same-y album.