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24 Jul 06
11 Oct 12
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Homegroove Project, Dirty Channels, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Dopefish, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends Electro House, Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Claudio Giordano, Audiojack, Pan-Pot, David Keno, Andhim, Jack Fell Down, Grass Green, Jakobin&domino, Nicola Brusegan, Seth Troxler, Lineki
25 Feb 10
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), The Revenge, Alex Dallas (The Lost Men,drumpoet), Spettro, Krl, Sean Gormally (Sean And Dev), Combo (Bangana/Sumo), Jerome Sydenham, Marcel Knopf, Shadow Dancer, Sean Brosnan, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Alkalino, Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Future Classic DJS, Burnski, Juno Recommends Deep House, Tom (Shur-I-Kan) Szirtes, Chubby Dubz, Kelvin K - Grassroots, Resident Advisor, Nacho Marco, Kruse & Nuernberg, James Johnston (No Matter What), Tasun, Trickski, Juno Download Special Edition, Sccucci Manucci, King Jackal, Bloc Party 2011, Leg Jazz, Groove Armada, Embryo
21 Jan 13
Played by: Spec., DJ Drm (Bastard Jazz / Bstrd Boots), Los Charly's Orchestra, Andrew Allsgood (Free Association), Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Alessandro Otiz, Dionigi, Cc:disco!, Dirty Mckenzie, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Future Feelings, Philosophy Of Sound, Kono Vidovic, Nu Disco Fever
Review: These guys have been flying the flag for quality amongst the disco re-edit community for a while now. This new two-tracker is being hailed as one of their best yet, with the title track being a lean, super-perky chopped up floor filler with infectious female vocals and a just-go-with-it Euro-rap. The second track is from the other side of the tracks: it's the type of slow n sleazy new wave-disco tune you can imagine in a dark early 80s New York fleapit, where the cast of Liquid Sky hang and dance in a beautifully nonchalant manner.
19 Oct 10
Played by: Rotciv, DJ Luiz Pareto, Tronik Youth - No Dice Edits, Fish Go Deep, Michael Mckenna (Keep Schtum), Yam Who?, Combo (Bangana/Sumo), Los Charly's Orchestra, Romanto (Young Society/Daredomusic), Chris Coco, Shadow Dancer, Ashley Beedle, Dirt Crew, Juno Recommends Disco, Downtown Party Network, Chamboche, Fromage Disco, DJ Raw Sugar, Spring Chart, John Talabot, King Jackal, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jacques Renault, The Dead Rose Music Company, Random Soul, Lexx, Manuel Tur, Storm Queen/Morgan Geist
02 Nov 08
21 Feb 11
Review: Compiled and mixed by Seven, and featuring a host of big players in the dubstep scene, Live Beyond's first release is an important one amongst a sea of digitised fodder. With two contributions for the release, Benny Page kicks things off with "Rank" and "Liar Liar", delivering enough grimy synth bass to give the neighbours something to complain about. Featuring a catchy hook and a twisted guitar riff, Seven & N Type's "Pacific States" delves deep, as does Ben Verse's "Venomous" and Lurka's "Prophet (VIP)", which, with its hypnotising dubbed out rhythms and sparse cavernous vocals, is a definite highpoint. Purely for the dancefloor, 501's "White Lies" is bound to keep feet moving with its massive synth lines and equally colossal build up. For originality, Crushington's "Paper Walls" is a definite highlight, bringing a blend of intricate rhythms, deadly bass, ravey stabs and train passing sounds expertly together. Taking things to subaqueous levels, the aptly named Subreachers come correct with "Future Blindness", while Seven delivers a trademarked quality stonker with "Subconscious" and The Dynamics finish off proceedings with their political speech fuelled "Changes". With 10 exclusive tracks and a bonus mix from DJ Seven, this is an enchanting foray for the label and definitely worth the binary it's written on.
25 Oct 04
09 Jan 12
Played by: King DJ/Regalia Recordings, Darren James, Bonar Bradberry, Giom, Peter Edison, Sean Gormally (Sean And Dev), DJ Friction (Germany), Superbreak, DJ Steef, Inland Knights, Juno Recommends Deep House, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Bruno Browning, Neil Diablo, Freddy Love, Djuma Soundsystem, Questionmarq, Space Ranger, Martin Brodin, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Ian Metty, Gitchell Moore, Paolo Madzone Zampetti, Don Crisp, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Resident Advisor, Andre Vii
Review: With remixes from Crosstown Rebels man Maceo Flex and Hot Creations type Danny Daze, Ellum Audio are clearly aiming high with their second release. Bazar's original version of "Hard To Find" is pretty tasty, though, sounding like a delightful high-octane fusion of touchy-feely E-house, off-kilter electronic disco and 80s synth frippery (check the "Blue Monday" syn-voice chords). Plex delivers an even more wide-eyed version, dipping the tempo slightly and contrasting rubbery funk basslines with typically blissful builds. Danny Daze, meanwhile, works a spooky, low-slung groove before throwing in some twinkling pianos and washes of sleazy synths.
11 Jun 07
MANDY vs Booka Shade - "O Superman" (feat Laurie Anderson - Tribute To Sunsetpeople - Original Idea By Patrik Dechent) - (5:54) 130 BPM
Played by: Apple Rochez
29 Oct 10
Played by: Philly Blunt, Visti, Bmd, Straightoffthefloors.com, Fort Knox Five, DJ Wood (Ghettofunk/Bombastic Jam), Cal Bass / Home Breakin Records, Neighbour, Nick Thayer, Hot Toddy, Patrick Alavi, Badboe, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Audited Beats, All Good Funk Alliance, John Devecchis, Rhythm People, Pimpsoul, Neon Steve
28 Jan 13
Played by: Gazeebo, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Sleazy Mcqueen, Fingerman, Dave Allison, Superbreak, Jayl Funk, Maurice Aymard, Venice Beach, Juno Recommends Disco, S22, Alessandro Otiz, Freddy Love, Disco B, Cc:disco!, Thomass Jackson, Willo, B.g. Baarregaard, Kono Vidovic, Monkey Boots, Vinyladdicted, Faux Métier
Review: Beards. Where'd they come from, eh? One minute it was all asymmetrical haircuts and 80s electro-pop, then the beards & disco brigade arrived. Well successful re-edit imprint Whiskey Disco proves that beards are still big and happening. YSE has a shady house music history but here displays his love of disco with four quality reworks. "Freeze Frame" is a vocoder-led slow building chant-a-long, "I Own The Boogie" is a deep and intense disco funker with killer basslines (both electronic and live), "Warm Wind Brewing" is a Fantasy Island/Love Boat romantic journey and "Here I Come Again" ends things with some raw disco seduction.
07 Apr 08
20 Feb 12
Drum And Bass
Played by: Ronin Selecta [bassdrive.com], Physical Illusion, Mutated Forms, Hidden Riddim, Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, Terminal State (Vanguard Audio), Hospital Records DJ Chart, Breakbeat.is, Amoss, Rack N Ruin
Review: Bristol boys Die and Break team up for this stunning release on Shy FX's Digital Soundboy label. Title track "Grand Funk Hustle" kicks things off with a shimmy of keys, sax, vocal and shuffling bongo beats, before we are taken into a dutty bassline roller. Next up, "Tear Down" is all muffled beats, echoing vocals, punchy drums and grinding subs for the duration, before we are taken onwards, ever onwards, through "Deep Search" with its rumbling subs and atmospheric pressure to "Peace & Dub" feat. MC Fats. If you've not seen the video for this, check it. The track itself is a glorious homage to dub. Superb.
12 Sep 11
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Hong Kong Ping Pong, DJ Stex, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Tosses & Varvez, Riddim Fruit
Review: Four hip-hop/breaks/nu-funk gems from the mash-up specialists at Booty Fruit, as this latest volume of their "Homemade Bullets" series takes in, amongst other things, Jackson 5 strings on "Grand Daddy Represent" and a Paul McCartney classic on the punning "Lady Mad On Her". Check it!
16 Jul 12
Played by: DJ Rudd, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Actual Sounds, Hidden Riddim, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, Quincy Jointz, The Funk Hunters, Rory Hoy
Review: The second in Booty Fruit's "Proper Produce" series sees four new funk-propelled mash ups hitting the virtual shelves this week. Among the highlights, Beastie Boys fans will certainly appreciate El Bomba & Hidden Riddim's "Dr Fluteski", which uses the same sample source as the NYC legends' "Flute Loop", while The Allergies give Blueboy's "Remember Me" an '80s soul rerub.
06 Jun 12
Played by: Dave Lee / Joey Negro, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Jask, Reed And Radley, Grant Nelson, Wascal, Boris Dlugosch, Justin Miller, Yukari Bb, Cbas, Brisa, DJ Steef, Flash Atkins, Henri Kohn, Sw, Tommy Largo, Hot Toddy, Alkalino, Dairmount (Room With A View Recs), Juno Recommends Deep House, Frank Booker, Kruse & Nuernberg, Freddy Love, Fredeverything, Pat Lok (Homebreakin/On The Fruit), Karim, Sccucci Manucci, Trujillo, Antek, Massimiliano Guaiana, Al Macario, Black Jack, Detroit Swindle, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Nolan, Peppe Citarella
Review: Not content with releasing records that pay homage to the sounds of the '90s, Local Talk bosses Mad Mats and Tooli have now signed a tune made by a production act that were last heard of in the '90s (well, 1999). "Breaking", then, is the first Kyodai record for nearly 13 years. It sounds like it was made back then, offering a smooth, piano-laden fusion of alien synths, shuffling beats and cut-up vocal stabs. It's tasty, but the real fun is to be had on the "90s Mix" and "90s Dub", both of which up the organ count in a tribute to mid-'90s New Jersey garage.
21 Dec 09
03 Apr 09
13 May 09
30 Nov 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Timewarp, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Sol Power All-Stars, Killer Funk Records Usa, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Manjah
Review: Fresh-faced funkateer Manjah steps up to the party-hardy Katakana series, and does so with distinction. It's a game of two halves as the first two cuts are dedicated to chanteuses Smokey Robinson and Donna Hightower. Both powered by swashbuckling 60s funk riffs, these are authentic edits done with true creativity. Later on in the EP we head West to the Caribbean as Manjah gets his skank on with Dancehall Queen. Those with a penchant for Greek taverna flavours should hold tight for the rustic groove on "Orienta Patria". Nice work.
22 May 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Played by: Santero, Smutlee, Lifecycle, Mental Overdrive, Odiggity, Monkey Beats, Tom Central, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), Dominic Martin Aka Domsko), Flash Atkins, Mooqee, Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage, Pan-Pot, Hxdb, The Funk Hunters, Shouts!, Greenmoney, Urban Knights, Liz-E, D3adl1ne, Rack N Ruin, Nhan Solo, Soul Clap, Black Butter Records, Zombie Nation, Laidback Luke
Review: Having made his debut on Claude Von Stroke's Dirtybird way back in 2005, multi-talented San Fran electro-bass producer Justin Martin makes his full-length debut with this excellent LP. Luckily for fans of last year's excellent, juke-influenced collaboration with Ardalan, "Lezgo", there's a VIP mix included here that makes for a bigger, more building rerub, while Martin also does a great job covering Goldie's seminal "Kemistry" - adding some real venom and bite in the process. Look out for the deep and twisting "Ruff Stuff" and the syrupy "Night Calling" too.
19 Aug 10
21 Nov 08
12 Sep 11
01 Jul 02
30 Jan 11
Review: Swapping previous collaborator Krafty Kutz for the Beatvandals on the latest in the Insane Bangers series of hip-hop/breakbeat bootlegs, A Skillz brings home two more battle weapons and party-starters for your delectation. "Hot Dogg" lays the acapella from Snoop's "Drop It Like It's Hot" over some nicely rounded beats and bass, while "Money Banger" has a lot of fun with the O Jay's "For The Love Of Money", blending in cuts from MOP's "Ante Up" and Frankie Cutlass' "Puerto Rico" for good measure.
18 Feb 11
Review: This batch of Beatvandals floor fillers initially surfaced 7 years ago on wax and has been long deleted on the format. It finally gets a digital release as a 3 track download which gathers the vocals and rhythms of the first lady of freaked out hip hop, a certain infamous rock band who just called it quits, the Bussa Bus and even a Toots tried & trusted classic all to be reworked with Beatvandals mash up treatment .It ultimately delivers a fun release that is basically a no brainer for a packed dancefloor.
15 Jul 10
31 Aug 11
18 Nov 11
22 Oct 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, All Good Funk Alliance, Jayl Funk, Actual Sounds, Sard Boogie, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Dastardly Kuts, Killer Funk Records Usa, DJ Axe, Rory Hoy, D-Funk, Ez Icarus, Telephunken, Barrio Jazz Gang, Mashed Up Funk, Leo Leonardi Aka Funky Brothers
Review: There ain't no party like a Tru Funk Nu Party! Seriously now, not even S-Club could match the supersize funk flavours this label have been dishing up this year, and this latest compendium is no exception. Highlights include Sammy Senior's overhaul of Nelly's "Country Grammar", Lakeshore Drive's super laidback Q-Tipper "Funk'n Outta Bounds" and DJ Axe's percussion heavy sample-fest "Funky Town". Tru Funk have excelled themselves on this package.
04 Apr 11
Played by: DJ Kid Stretch, Chudy, Mooqee, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Tim Livingstone, B-Dub, Rhythm People, Juno Best Sellers 2012
Review: Two masters of bootleg-style, hip-hop/funk mash ups team up for this latest instalment in Bombstrikes' series of party rocking tuneage. A Skillz and Beatvandals play a blinder on "Sunshine" - speeding up Roy Ayres' bonafide classic "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" with a tight beat layered underneath and chopped up respectfully. "Slapdance" however sees the pair take the beat from NERD's debut single "Lapdance" and cover it in well-crafted acapella cuts to make it a heavy-hitting floor filler.
06 Dec 10
15 Jun 10
04 Feb 10
UK Funky/UK Garage
10 Sep 09
01 Sep 08
03 Oct 11
06 Aug 12
Andrea Britton & Alexander Roggendorf - "Not Before I See You First" (Andi De Luxe remix) - (6:59) 120 BPM
Played by: Dicky Trisco, Stan Tropic, Chudy, Superbreak, Deepshizzol On Deepvibes Radio 16.0, Disco Tech, Juno Recommends Disco, J&m Brothers, Rony Breaker, Alessandro Otiz, The Glue, Ilya Santana, Space Ranger, Bruno From Ibiza, Elly K, Dublin Aunts, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Heion, Nine Lives, Nhan Solo
Review: Since launching last year, House of Disco Records has made something of a splash, offering an array of disco-influenced deep house cuts with a decidedly atmospheric flavour. Here they join forces with the similarly minded Dikso label for an expansive compilation featuring fresh cuts from both imprints' artists. There's much to admire, from the casual soulfulness of Nihan Solo's super-deep "Hey Girl" (inspired, perhaps, by dewy-eyed '80s soul) to the delay-laden, low-end wobble of Daniel Solar's "Hush" and Unsui's excellent slo-mo acid jam "Anata". Best of all, though, is Volta Cab's "What It Feels Like", a supreme example of super-sensual warm-up fare.
30 Sep 10
29 Oct 07
Drum And Bass
31 Aug 12
Played by: Lee Daley:contentmcr/Beef/Huddtraxx, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Visti, Peter Edison, Craig Hamilton, Reed And Radley, Grant Nelson, Wascal, Justin Miller, Billy W., Stupid Human, Redsoul, Krl, Cbas, Ralf Gum, Sw, Alkalino, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Josh Wink, Jkriv (Deep And Disco/Razor-N-Tape), Kruse & Nuernberg, Fredeverything, Kingthing, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Karim, The Littlemen, Trujillo, Adam Moss, Murray Richardson, Kito Jempere / Spdsc, Resident Advisor, Willo, B.g. Baarregaard, Edit Murphy, Franky Rizardo, Oliver Smith
Review: Having come to the fore via some rather divisive edits of Dorian Concept, Steve Reich and Mariah Carey, the Stockholm based producer HNNY serves notice of his capacity for original productions with this rather fine release on the Local Talk label. This fifteenth release for Mad Mats' resolutely deep house operation maintains the standards set by previous emissions, and it's easy to see why opening track "For The Very First Time" has already been embraced by HNNY's former overseers Studio Barnhus. That all too authentic take on the early 90s NYC house sound is a good primer for what to expect from hereon in, with the similar equation of pitched vocal snatches craftily twisted around infectious yet simplistic melodic motifs and thick bass lines also characterising "Apricots". Do check the percussive 10 minute long behemoth that is "Trummor" for an example of what else HNNY can do - an expert DJ tool in the mould of how they used to be done, back in those days.
01 Oct 12
26 Mar 09
27 Dec 06
09 Sep 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
01 Apr 12
Played by: Matt Quirk (Trendy Mullet), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Grant Nelson, Chrissy Murderbot, Justin Miller, Electronic Youth, Golden Fleece, Flash Atkins, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Maurice Aymard, Hot Toddy, Dirt Crew, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, S22, Kruse & Nuernberg, Freddy Love, Tura, Adam Moss, Mike Hindle - Immersed Audio, Elly K, Groove Armada, Phonique
Review: Given the mystery surrounding this release - unnamed "well known London DJ/ producer" joins forces with (also uncredited) "star Bristol musician and vocalist" - it would be easy to let the music pass you by. Yet "It's You" is excellent - arguably one of the strongest Futureboogie releases to date. It eschews the label's usual styles in favour of a low-slung combination of sparse, Hot Creations-ish house rhythms, soul-aching vocals and Prince-ish 80s funk squelch. It's a great combination. Crazy P man Ron Basejam offers a deep and sunny house interpretation, whilst Bristolian housers Eats Everything and Christophe deliver a fluid fusion of disco percussion and bubblin', retro-futurist acid house.
05 Oct 07
04 Feb 13
Played by: Chudy, DJ Aka (Funk Moguls), Johnnypluse(Bulabeats Records), Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Ez Icarus, Tosses & Varvez, Jiggyjoe
Review: Masters of the crafty art of bootlegism and funk edits, the not-so-pseudonymous Defkline and Red Polo get busy on four classics with crucial party-boosting results. "Space Cowboy" takes the Steve Miller classic and coats it with a whole slew of classic rhymers from ODB to Fiddy. "Turn The Beat Around" takes the disco classic of the same name and reboots it with chunky house 4/4. "It Ain't No Good", meanwhile, takes De La Soul and Chaka Khan's soul-blistered ballad and gives it just a cheeky mild skank. "Shystie's Disco" brings us to a fitting climax with ripples of glitterball-twisting electro boogie vibes.