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29 Apr 13
Curtis Hairston - "I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit)" (John Morales M & M mix) - (7:42) 119 BPM
Radiance - "You're My Number 1" (feat Andrea Stone - John Morales original M & M mix) - (8:05) 118 BPM
Review: Barely Breaking Even know that if you're going to release a series of remixed classic underground New York house, you better get the right remixer. Veteran Bronx DJ John Morales is one half M&M productions, who were there at the time and remixing all the greats and the very goods too! Here's 21 unreleased cuts from their vaults, highlights including the deep and percussive "Always There", the synths-meets-funk-meets guitars of "Do What You Want To", the raunchy growler "If You Know Like I Know" and their ragtime-indebted version of stone cold classic "Is It All Over My Face".
12 May 13
Various - "Defected Presents For The Love Of House Volume 2 Mix 1" (continuous DJ mix by Juan Corbi) - (1:12:52) 125 BPM
Various - "Defected Presents For The Love Of House Volume 2 Mix 2" (continuous DJ mix by Juan Corbi) - (1:13:25) 124 BPM
Urban Blues Project presents Michael Procter - "Love Don't Live" (original vibe mix) - (7:09) 121 BPM
18 Mar 13
Played by: Bmd, Chudy, Actual Sounds, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Killer Funk Records Usa, Badboe, Turntill, Ez Icarus, Warson, Essex Groove
Review: Tru Funk have taken the nu-funk ball and run so far with it they're in a stadium four towns over. This debut full lengther from fellow Polish party starter BMD is a fine example; a collection of his previous buzz-rubs and a few newies thrown in for good measure, it's all about the booties and beef-ups. All presented in a bulbous mid-tempo breaks style, highlights include a respectfully muscular reboot of Jamie Lidell's "Feels Good", a heads-down 80s synth funk shuffle ("Off The Catwalk") and a salacious twist on Scissor Sisters with Bootsy-level slap bass freakiness ("Yo Mama").
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.
17 Sep 12
Played by: Clairvo (Mustbeat), Bmd, DJ Stex, Chudy, Badboe, Trotter, Jayl Funk, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Funky House, DJ Axe, The Funk Hunters, Ez Icarus, Warson, Telephunken, Bialson Hajsy
Review: Ah, this is what we like to see: an album dedicated to Kiefer Sutherland's nail-biting anti-terrorist series 24. Can't quite see how raw-assed party bombs, funk bullets and cheeky bootlegs relate to the ongoing mission of keeping the western world safe? It's simple. Take some time to study the dirrty south chants and upbeat Rhodes flavours of "Boogie On Tape", the razor-sharp riddim of the previously-released D&B-driven Tupac dedication "Snake Faces", or indeed the high-flying disco delight of Jenny Burton booty "Number One".... If these don't reflect the same killer instinct and ruthless efficiency as Jack Bauer, nothing will.
14 Apr 13
Drum And Bass
Review: Shogun Audio's Alix Perez is one of the scene's most interesting producers, providing a genuine buzz for each new track he puts out there. Featuring storming remixes from artists across the full spectrum of dance music, the hip hop inspired beats of "Annie's Song" is first given the jungle treatment from Hospital Records don S.P.Y before Shadow Child rips up the stylesheet and presses on with a full-on garage bouncer. Maddslinky, Zed Bias' UK funky alter-ego chops up the original to hit the dancefloor with a blast from the past and finally "We Could Have Been" rounds up the release with a trip down more familiar rolling Alix Perez territory. So many styles, so many talents, it's a must have yet again from one of D&B's big guns.
10 Aug 11
22 Mar 13
Played by: Tronik Youth - No Dice Edits, Gazeebo, Fingerman, Juno Recommends Deep House, John Warren (Aural Graffiti), Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Cc:disco!, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), B.g. Baarregaard, Grass Green, Monkey Boots
Review: Colorado label Gazeebo International has cut a steady path through the dance world over the last few years with their unique blend of erotically charged slo-mo disco. Label stalwart DJ Steef provides their latest release, which features five slice of quirky leftfield dance. "Source Bal" is total stoned-on-a-beach cosmic disco joy, "Music Of The Hot" is heavily compressed electro-disco, "Satisfied V1" is loopy minimal tech-house with a surprise blues vocal sample, "Tiger Lady" is more your Italo-disco fare and finally "Satisfied V2" goes deeper than original for some afterhours vibes.
29 Apr 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Played by: Basement Freaks
Review: Smokey Bandits are a side project of producers George Fotiadis & Dimitris Nassios (of Basement Freaks/Quasamodo fame). Unsurprisingly their favourite movie is Smokey & The Bandit and this mutual love has resulted in this cowboy themed long player. "Revolucion Valienete" kicks off with a down Mexico way trumpet vibe, "Cattledrive" is a jazzy shuffle number, "The Rooster" touches of Latino trip-hop and "A Son's Lament" end proceedings with some widescreen orchestrated beats.
19 Feb 13
Review: Here's a challenge to all you crate diggers out there, according to Jazzman's DJ Fryer they always dig deeper! The results show in this excellent double LPs-worth of vintage prime cuts that sound surprisingly dance-floor friendly rather than quaint. Highlights include the intense funk assault of "Wake Up", the classy, shimmering "Teacherman", the emotional "Lost In The Crowd", the puny "Rollercoaster" and Ashley Beedle's re-edit of "Keep Her Happy".
13 May 13
Drop Out Orchestra - "All The Time We Need" (feat Kinema - Casio Social club remix) - (6:51) 119 BPM
Played by: Chudy
Review: Hats off to 80s-obssesed Mullet Records man Casio Social Club; he's been releasing synth-pop influenced electro-house at a tireless rate for a few years now. This album collects the best of his remixes of other acts and it's an impressive selection: from the pulsating electro-soul of "Can You Feel It", to the Thin White Duke-ish, bass-driven new wave of "Right Off", the italo-disco pop of "Thinking Of You" and the Jam & Lewis vibes of "Forever Lasting". In short, packed full of retro dynamite.
08 Apr 13
Played by: Homegroove Project, Juno Recommends Deep House, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Huxley, Cosby (Car Crash Set), Kono Vidovic, Dale Howard, Two Charming Men, Benny Kane
Review: Huxley seems to be everywhere right now. Hot on the heels of Tsuba's recent retrospective of his career to date comes this typically ballsy two-tracker for the omnipresent Hypercolour. Both "Bellywedge" and "Little Things" continue his ongoing flirtation with the bassier end of house, delivering rumbling garage basslines, cut-up vocal hits and far-sighted atmospherics. Both are, predictably, suitably large, with the marimba melodies, garage vocals and bowel-bothering sub of "Bellywedge" just edging out the Lone-ish rave revival flex of the stab-tastic "Little Things". Expect to hear both tracks a lot over coming months.
13 May 13
Review: Canada's Homebreakin' label, so often a home to P-funk and electro influenced party-starters, welcomes a new name to its roster, Laberge. "Falling Away" is a little different to their usual fare, with the title track delivering a deep, shimmering chunk of R&B-influenced nu-disco. Chris James' remix brings out the garage elements of the original (think pitched-up, messed around with vocals) and adds some shuffling beats, while Terrence Pearce's version is a wide-eyed chunk of UK garage nostalgia. As for the bonus tracks, "At Night" is a soaring slice of slo-mo electrofunk (think big synths and big vocals), while "Yesterday" is a near perfect example of how to execute slo-mo nu-disco.
22 Feb 13
24 Apr 13
Played by: Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Sean Danke, Resident Advisor, Timo Maas, Troy Pierce, DJ Hell, 2000 And One
Review: Richie Hawtin's label has long been associated with the minimal sound, but this release frees itself from that sound. The title track is stripped back, but it serves up a new take on classic electro thanks to its shuffling 808s and woozy, reflective synths. Tale of Us return to a more conventional approach on "Discochord" but they still avoid hiccupping mnml sounds and the squelchy acid line is accompanied by atmospheric synths. Finally, "Lost City" is more grimy and nocturnal, but again the menacing 808s and reflective synths make it sound a million miles away from the label's trademark sound.
22 Apr 13
Drum And Bass
Review: There is a slick bounce to "Rare Groove" that perhaps only Savage Rehab could get away with. Being so unashamedly funky in a game where straight-faced hardmen poses are rife can bring its own problems, but with vibes coming in thick and fast from co-conspirator Saxxon throught this unique EP, there's no time to worry about all that; everyone is just far too busy dancing. Add the emotively dark "Step Inside", the irrepressible flair and snap of "Neck Funk" and the nasty neuro-jungle madness that is "Rise Up" and you find yourself in possession of one of this year's most impressively unique releases. Big sounds, bigger grooves.
11 Mar 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Review: It's nearly two years since this Bristolian duo, comprising siblings Matt (trombone) and Andrew (trumpet) Colman, dropped their eponymous debut on Adam Scrimshire's Wah-Wah 45s imprint. Of course they've always worked with a wide selection of other artists, and now we have loads of others lining up to remix them. Highlights of this remix album include the soulful acoustic crunk of "Some Other Wonder (Jimmy Flamente mix)", the Dick Tracy jazz of "The Chief (Herma Puma's Noir edit)" and the moody electro-disco of "Some Other Wonder (Bman mix)".
17 May 13
Review: Esteemed Canadian deep house producer Fred Everything's "Mercyless" dates back to 2008; in its original form it was a funk-infused, feelgood 90s-inspired house anthem. In the hands of AtJazz it was turned into an introspective piece of after hours house with soft organ tones and shuffling percussion. This release presents the "Unreleased Astro remix" from AtJazz; subtly different to the original remix, it emerges in a slightly more vivid form, but with all the mellowness of the original.
15 Apr 13
Review: Germany's Tramp are at it again, the little er, tramps! The 'it' of course being tirelessly digging for, and re-releasing, vintage long-lost soul gems. There's a whopping 19 in total here, with plenty of highlights including the smile-inducing "Soul Chicken", the trumpet freak-out of "Funky Screw", the hip jazz of "Behind The Face", the equally sublime and nasty "Pat's Rubber Band" and the intense, wiry funk of "Tend To Your Business (Pt2)".
25 Mar 13
Review: When Peggy Lee slinked around in the 50s to the sultry strains of "Fever", could she ever have imagined that half a century later, people like Romare would be turning her tune into a weed smokin', love makin' slo-mo RnB jam? Unlikely to say the least, but "Your Love (You Give Me Fever") is on the money and respectful, if different to the original's mood. Elsewhere, "Jimi & Faye" is a warped take on blues, "Taste Of Honey" recalls the days of daisy age hip-hop and "Hey Now" is a weary and haunting piano lament.
22 Jun 12
Aquasky - "Have A Good Time" (feat Acafool - Herve 'The Count Of Monte Cristal' & Sinden Remix) - (5:27) 129 BPM
The Body Snatchers - "Call Me" (feat Sporty-O & Yolanda - Lee Mortimer's 'Troll Under the Bridge' Mix) - (6:07) 125 BPM
Aquasky - "Give It Up - Old Skool Style" (feat Ragga Twins - Trevor Loveys Vocal Mix) - (6:40) 128 BPM
Review: A huge collection of new electro house and breaks from the Passenger label, this 33-track compilation sees the cream of the current crop of bass-heavy producers gathered together in style. Names like Aquasky, Nick Thayer, Black Noise, Lee Mortimer and Noisia are all represented here, while lesser known gems like Heavy Feet's "I Am Here" and Phetsta's "Four Eight Three" sit nicely in this bleeped-out sweat fest.
17 Oct 08
Aquasky - "Give It Up (Old Skool Style)" (feat Ragga Twins - Aquasky Clunk Clik Dub) - (5:56) 132 BPM
Tom Real & The Rogue Element presents... Disco Of Doom - "The Click" (Zombie F***ers remix) - (5:09) 128 BPM
The Body Snatchers - "Call Me" (feat Sporty-O & Yolanda - Lee Mortimer's 'troll under the bridge' mix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
22 Apr 13
Drum And Bass
Review: The Run Tingz crew have been broadcasting their own nasty brand of bass from the South West since 2010. After cementing their place in the scene as one of the more original junglist labels and collaborative efforts, they've offered up a string of high-energy jungle and jump-up inspired releases. YT has long been a reggae and dancehall vocalist of distinction and working together with ragga D&B veterans Serial Killaz to produce some top notch remixes from his latest album "Revolution Time" they've created some serious jungle mashups worthy of any dancefloor. Big jungle sounds from some of the industry's finest.
20 Jun 12
03 May 13
Played by: Benny Kane
Review: Benny Kane and Dr Specs hook up with one of dancehall's most distinctive vocalists Daddy Freddy. The result? A dark, near-menacing stepper with a heavy, ominous vibe. Remix-wise every bass base is covered: Benny Kane adds a tropical hollow-bass stomp, 6BLOCC cause 808 meltdown on their Trapped Out rub, Skanx sharpens his rave breaks so much they can cut your ears from 50 paces, Black & White up the tempo for a hectic laser-puncher of "Tarantula" proportions and Rebel Sonix outlays two different versions; one laden with bleeps, the other laden with jaunty skanks and high end screams. Immense.
04 Apr 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Review: Believe it or not, but DJ Shotnez (aka Ori Kaplan) was a founding member of Gogol Bordello. Now he makes inspired fusion hip-hop featured here in four tracks with corresponding mixes. Highlights include the catchy and quirky "Hoje Festa", the gypsy beat of "Part Of The Glory (feat Balkan Beat Box)" and the feelgood cumbia (with a hint of Lambada?) of the Superpendejos mix.
04 Mar 13
Played by: Dicky Trisco, Discomendments, Fingerman, Pete Herbert, Chris Deepak, Juno Recommends Disco, Jkriv (Deep And Disco/Razor-N-Tape), Alessandro Otiz, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Vladislav Moustache Love, Future Feelings, Monkey Boots, Lazy Kiss, Dixfisical
Review: Brighton's Alphabet City is clearly destined for the nu-disco premier league if he keeps dropping bombs like this! "Colder Boogie" is a gloriously mournful mid-tempo electro-house yearner that swaggers along in a melancholic stupor - evoking memories of awesome Noughties Belgian labels like Strobe or Suicide. Dicky Trisco meanwhile, steps in, puts an arm round its shoulder, says 'cheer up mate' and takes it out dancing where there's music and lights and lots of pretty girls. Pete Herbert also delivers a mix that's cleverly somewhere in between the previous two. Hot stuff!
13 May 13
Drum And Bass
Review: Samurai, the hugely respected drum & bass label that under the watchful eye of DJ Presha brings the world the finest in deep, dark beats from beyond the 170+ realm. This time they've hit up ASC once more for his own mashed up brand of techno-infused drum & bass straight from his own cold, calculating mind. Close, creeping and stunningly hard, although "Polemic" is softened slightly by a swirling sci-fi synth, there's no mistaking its clinical edge. "Oracle" takes off-beats and creates a master work of atmospherics with them. Minimal and clean, it builds to a shuffling crescendo amidst the smallest of pad interference. Unnervingly good.
19 Mar 13
Played by: Jm Jackmaster, Spinforth, Chudy, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Basement Freaks, Essex Groove
Review: One of the scene's most consistent and unabashed funkers Skeewiff follow up their 'sensually inspired' EP with a sweaty clutch of respectful remixes. It's a vibrantly international affair too as Fab Samperi polishes up the sexy French tones of "Mr Debonair" and Omegaman turns his Cuban heels into a pair of Cuban stilts on "No Puede Esperar". Elsewhere we find Jiggyjoe giving "Heatwave" go-faster stripes and Skeewiff going head-to-head with Shawn Lee on a live, organic D&B slammer rub of "I Got Soul". Unleash the animal in you and grab this today!
15 Apr 13
Played by: Dicky Trisco, Sleazy Mcqueen, Fingerman, Cloned In Vatican!, Alexander Robotnick, Juno Recommends Disco, Jkriv (Deep And Disco/Razor-N-Tape), Peza, Monkey Boots
Review: To date, it's been with their carefully chosen remixes that File Under Disco has most impressed. Here, JKriv and the Disco Machine's recent "Make It Acid" gets a typically out-there dub disco makeover from the Idjut Boys. The veteran duo's remix pits dubbed-out disco drums and echo-laden vocals against a battery of acid field guns - all 303 tweakery, mind-melting riffery and undulating electronics. For those who navigate a course through the twin attractions of house and disco, it should be essential listening. The shorter "Bonus Mix", meanwhile, peppers a robust, cowbell-laden drum track with occasional blasts of eye-watering 303 madness.
07 May 13
Played by: Dionigi
Review: Old pals and regular collaborators JKriv and Lou Teti join forces for the first time in a while, this time on the latter's ever-reliable Tigers on a Leash imprint. The main attraction here is arguably Flori's delightfully baggy, near Balearic pop rework of "Ditar", which opens the EP. It takes the loose, laidback, instrumental disco-funk of the original (very Brooklyn, it has to be said) and turns it into something almost fragile - a woozy Balearic pop cut that should appeal to all those dreaming of summers dancing under the stars in far-flung places. "After The Disco" meanwhile, a jaunty, jumpy slice of simmering deep house, is also pretty impressive.
07 May 13
Played by: Cosby (Car Crash Set)
Review: Utilising drum & bass siren Riya's silken vocals on a bass release might be this year's best idea yet. Weaving in and out of that house and dubstep and garage and footwork sound we're all so keen on right now, technical beats and lush atmospherics keep harsh synth stabs in check in the title track, while "Absense" and "Ruff" shake off their Mr Whippy soft sweetness and launch into an icy world of techy house and cool sampling perfect for late night dancefloors filled with long-haired girls and pastel strobes. For extra pop-quiz cool points, Kiri's remix of "Mindgames" was recently played in a Disclosure mix for Rinse FM. You're in with the Eton Messy crowd now, guys.
14 Feb 12
Played by: Juno Recommends Dancehall/Ragga
17 May 13
Review: With his previous disco re-edits for German imprint Replay, Frico has usually dug a bit deeper, sourcing more obscure material. This time round though he's going straight for Loose Joints' tried and tested "Is It All Over My Face", and due to his decision to really only make it slightly dubbier, gets away with it. "Together For Ever" re-jigs Exodus' 1979 disco classic and makes the most of its frenetic Latino percussion and hyper elasticized bassline.
06 May 13
Review: Returning to Nicolas Jaar's Clown And Sunset stable after his debut in 2011, Valentin Stip is delving into more of his folky electronica with excellent results. "Wit(z)" floats suspended in a murk of melancholic elements before a more discernable rhythm cuts through to bring the track into focus. "Hiathaikm" is a more low-slung affair that revels in mournful keys and a delicate beat, while "Angst" is a bold study of reverbs and the vocals that fuel them. Across the whole release, introspection is the driving force, reaching for a rich spread of instrumentation and sound sources through which to weave a sad but engaging tale.
10 May 13
Review: Here we have two rare-as-hen's teeth cuts from disco-era boy/girl duo Aurra. They largely released on Salsoul and had the likes of Larry Levan remix them, so you can kind of guess what to expect. "Satisfaction" is classic early 80s electro-boogie that recalls the sleazy glamour of Prince proteges Vanity 6. "My Lovin Is For You" is more the kind of jheri-curled smooth ballad that the likes of Champagne were known for.
11 Mar 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Played by: Juno Recommends Brokenbeat/Nu Jazz, Killer Funk Records Usa, DJ Jimi Needles, Spilt Milk, Cayetano, Cocaine On Her Dress
Review: Parisian funk and soul producer Guts claims that he has always been a fan of the music of spaghetti westerns, Luis Bacalov in particular. Now in the wake of Tarrantino's recent remake, he claims that Quentin has handed him a creative baton to tackle this gem by his hero Bacalov. Not wishing to meddle too much, he has left most of the twangs and strings untouched, merely adding some tweaks and tougher beats to great effect. Elsewhere we also get the loungey "Technova", the vintage sounding "Mambo Flying Party" and the perky "Music For Fun".
04 Mar 13
20 Apr 13
UK Funky/UK Garage
Played by: Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage
06 May 13
23 Mar 13