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SWITCH GENRE
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Revisions Vol 5
GAMM 097
25 Jul 14
Funk
Revisions Vol 5 by The Reflex on Gamm Cue Track
Bongle Joogie - (6:36) 53 BPM
Revisions Vol 5 by The Reflex on Gamm Cue Track
Sept-Amber - (5:57) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.49
Played by: Jamie Fatneck
Review: A lot of re-edit producers seem to be reappearing following a fairly long hibernation period. It can't be a coincidence that the sun's out too - as re-edits are good times music. The Reflex are finally back and there'll be some mighty good times soundtracked by "Bongle Joogie", an almost seven-minute muscled up version of Kool And the Gang's monster party jam. Meanwhile, Earth, Wind & Fire's timeless hit "September" gets tweaked into a floaty cloud of party joy, with some pretty impressive acapella breaks too.
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Mind Biscuit
GGR 006
14 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mind Biscuit by Monkey Boots on Grass Green Cue Track
Impossible Need (original) - (8:23) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mind Biscuit by Monkey Boots on Grass Green Cue Track
Yearning For You (original) - (7:39) 120 BPM
Mind Biscuit by Monkey Boots on Grass Green Cue Track
Yearning For You (Reed & Radley dub) - (6:59) 120 BPM
Mind Biscuit by Monkey Boots on Grass Green Cue Track
A Lullaby For Spiderman (The Phantom Flan Flinger remix - free track) - (9:28) 100 BPM
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Review: "Mind Biscuit": Something tasty for your brain to chew on while your feet mulch up the dancefloor. Manchester crew Monkey Boots lay down two jack-slapping originals that dig deep into the true deep house psyche. "Impossible Need" comes with smoky vocal and smouldering bass vibes on the groove while "Yearning For You" slaps with a lighter sensation, all wafty minor key organs and soul-stirring vocals. Remix-wise Reed & Radley subvert "Yearning For You" with a little more space and reverbed magic while The Phantom Flan Flinger gets all reflective and shimmering on the Balearic bomb "Lullaby For Spiderman". Beautiful.
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Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013
RRCOMP 002
11 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Don't Stop The Music (Frico edit) - (8:53) 99 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Keep On Dub (Frico edit - 2014 remaster) - (6:57) 118 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Check Out This Groove (Frico edit) - (9:12) 123 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Sunshine Of Your Love (Frico edit) - (4:45) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
I Love You Dancer (Frico edit) - (7:24) 115 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Dazz (Frico edit - 2014 remaster) - (6:10) 109 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Dancer (Frico edit) - (7:39) 122 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Funkin' For Jamaica (Frico edit) - (5:13) 111 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Groovin' You (Frico edit) - (8:27) 122 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Sittin' At The Dock Of The Bay (Frico edit) - (3:26) 117 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Action 78 (Frico edit) - (4:34) 126 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
The More I Get, The More I Want (Frico edit) - (7:00) 120 BPM
Best Of Replay Vol 2: Frico Edits 2003 2013 by Frico on Replay Germany Cue Track
Together Forever (Frico edit) - (12:27) 122 BPM
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Review: To celebrate the first 10 years of his occasional Replay Records re-edit series, DJ Friction has decided to collect together some of his finest re-edits for the imprints under the Frico moniker. There's naturally much to enjoy, from brilliant '80s NYC style re-dubs of D-Train's "Keep On" and Exodus's "Together Forever" (the latter stretched out to a trippy 13 minutes), to party-friendly cuts of soul and funk classics from Spanky Wilson (the superbly choppy "Sunshine of Your Love") and Peggy Lee (a riotous rework of her classic over of Otis Redding classic "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"). Friction is, unsurprisingly, reverential to the source material while adding just enough fancy effects and production tricks to emphasize each track's dancefloor potential.
4
Surgery Edits Vol 3
DD 023
21 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Can U Remember - (7:19) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Change Of Heart (Epic Voyage) - (6:36) 107 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Stay With Me - (6:15) 105 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Luv Ya Lady - (5:46) 115 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Music In The Air - (6:14) 111 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Searching - (6:29) 116 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Doin' It (Cos It Feels Good) - (7:58) 108 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 3 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
You Can't Play Around - (6:27) 111 BPM
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Review: Surgery Edits Vol 3 sees Aussie editor Dr Packer apply the knife to a selection of stone cold disco and funk classics. Extending and exciting at every opportunity, there's an emphatic headnod to the '80s throughout as we ignite with crisp revisions of both Jocelyn Brown's "Somebody Else's Guy" and Change's "Change Of Heart". As the doctor digs deeper we're treated to savage synth boogie badness by way of the slap-bass and horn heavy "Luv Ya Lady", a dubby dedication to George Benson's "Give Me The Night" and some cool filtered flurries on Lace's "Can't Play Around". Weighing in at near-album size, edit collections don't come much more extensive than this.
5
Black Butter Spread Love Vol 4
BLKBTR-SLCD 04
14 Jul 14
Bass
Love You Long Time by Allmostt on Black Butter Cue Track
Allmostt - "Love You Long Time" - (5:04) 126 BPM
Something North by Bnry on Black Butter Cue Track
Bnry - "Something North" - (5:15) 61 BPM
C U Coming by Marshall F on Black Butter Cue Track
Marshall F - "C U Coming" (5AM mix) - (5:26) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Wob by Allmostt on Black Butter Cue Track
Allmostt - "The Wob" - (5:20) 126 BPM
Cowbell by Sly-One on Black Butter Cue Track
Sly-One - "Cowbell" - (4:35) 126 BPM
Around You by Bnry on Black Butter Cue Track
Bnry - "Around You" - (6:20) 122 BPM
You Don't Make Proper Sounds by 2ndSun on Black Butter Cue Track
2ndSun - "You Don't Make Proper Sounds" - (5:38) 60 BPM
Horsemen by Goldffinch on Black Butter Cue Track
Goldffinch - "Horsemen" - (5:40) 62 BPM
Gully Creeper by Jaded on Black Butter Cue Track
Jaded - "Gully Creeper" - (6:15) 62 BPM
Chain Reaction by Troy Gunner on Black Butter Cue Track
Troy Gunner - "Chain Reaction" - (6:45) 62 BPM
What Is Drugs by Rain City Riot on Black Butter Cue Track
Rain City Riot - "What Is Drugs" - (5:19) 62 BPM
The Signal by Dvwlx on Black Butter Cue Track
Dvwlx - "The Signal" - (6:36) 128 BPM
When I'm Alone by Dvwlx on Black Butter Cue Track
Dvwlx - "When I'm Alone" - (5:17) 64 BPM
Centerfold by Sly-One on Black Butter Cue Track
Sly-One - "Centerfold" - (4:35) 64 BPM
The Dark I Feel by South Soul Project on Black Butter Cue Track
South Soul Project - "The Dark I Feel" - (7:12) 63 BPM
Buss The Skeng by Jaded on Black Butter Cue Track
Jaded - "Buss The Skeng" - (5:27) 126 BPM
Short Circuit by Troy Gunner on Black Butter Cue Track
Troy Gunner - "Short Circuit" (feat My Nu Leng) - (4:26) 65 BPM
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Review: The London crew who've given us the likes of Rudimental, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City and many other acts, Black Butter have been spreading love for four years now. Judging by this sumptuous set, they're not stopping any time soon. Arguably the darkest collection of the series to date, it ranges from sinewy, waspy bass jackers (DVWLX's - "When I'm Alone") to late night tech funk Berlin-style lazer-fests (BNRY's "Something North") via slinky somnambulant hazy techno (Troy Gunner's "Chain Reaction") and twisted, paranoid UKG hybrid (Jaded's "Gully Creeper"). Each one primed for total dancefloor destruction, Black Butter have delivered a premium package right here.
6
Polyphony
NHS 258DD
21 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
As Sure As Sunrise (feat Hugh Hardie) - (4:19) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Triangles - (4:35) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Forevergreen (feat Will Robert) - (4:39) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Polyphony (feat Sonic) - (5:17) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Seasons (feat Lifford) - (4:47) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Sparks - (5:10) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Homeward Bound - (4:36) 191 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Somersaults - (4:19) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Stutter (feat Nu:Tone & Maduk) - (4:39) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
No Hurry Time - (6:04) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Transcending - (5:42) 174 BPM
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Kestral - (4:36) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Polyphony by Logistics on Hospital Cue Track
Wanderlust - (5:22) 174 BPM
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Review: Logistics is back! More or less absent in a solo capacity since dropping the 2012 anthem Fear Not, Matt Gresham delivers Polyphony his sixth Logistics album in as many years for Hospital Records. Long term fans of both Logistics and Hospital will immediately resonate with the 13 tracks here with Gresham signalling a return to the vivid, life affirming brand of drum and bass that helped establish the classic Hospital sound. Uplifting piano chords, euphoric basslines and sublime vocal chops abound on Polyphony with a raft of collaborators including new names such as Hugh Hardie and Maduk as well as veteran producer Sonic and Gresham's brother Dan Nu Tone.
7
Re Edits & More Vol 3
EDR 022
24 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Love Will Bring Us Back Together by Roy Ayers on EDR Cue Track
Roy Ayers - "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" (DJ Vas rework) - (6:21) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Imagination by BB & Q on EDR Cue Track
BB & Q - "Imagination" (DJ Vas rework) - (4:47) 117 BPM
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Crown Heights Affair on EDR Cue Track
Crown Heights Affair - "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (DJ Vas rework) - (5:12) 120 BPM
Use Your Body & Soul by Crown Heights Affair on EDR Cue Track
Crown Heights Affair - "Use Your Body & Soul" (DJ Vas rework) - (5:36) 117 BPM
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Played by: Superbreak
Review: The last missive from DJ Vas HQ was way back in November of last year. Thankfully the summer's sunny allure seems to have got his creative juices flowing and now we have four new offerings for our aural pleasure. Roy Ayers' "Our Love Will Bring Us Back Together" is teased out into sinewy, high-end boogie and BB&Q's "Imagination" home is improved, getting rebuilt into lasered robot funk. Crown Heights Affair also get two hip swaying brassy tracks featured here, rounding off the euphoric party vibes in style.
8
Midnight Riot Vol  7
MIDRIOTVOL 7
09 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Youre My Last Chance by Digital Human on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Digital Human - "Youre My Last Chance" - (6:10) 117 BPM
Wonderland by Late Nite Tuff Guy on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Late Nite Tuff Guy - "Wonderland" (LNTG Muscle mix) - (7:22) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Contagious by 80s Child on Midnight Riot Cue Track
80s Child - "Contagious" - (6:01) 117 BPM
Hearts Not Innit by JJ & GG on Midnight Riot Cue Track
JJ & GG - "Hearts Not Innit" - (7:07) 118 BPM
Im Searching (For Your Love) by Ziggy Phunk on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Ziggy Phunk - "Im Searching (For Your Love)" - (7:24) 115 BPM
Get Up by Wonkars Edits on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Wonkars Edits - "Get Up" - (7:12) 106 BPM
Your Game by Hi 5 Orchestra on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Hi 5 Orchestra - "Your Game" - (9:27) 115 BPM
BOH by G & D on Midnight Riot Cue Track
G & D - "BOH" - (6:40) 115 BPM
Nights To Makin by Ro Lo on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Ro Lo - "Nights To Makin" - (7:25) 106 BPM
Fly Away by Hold Tight on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Hold Tight - "Fly Away" - (6:39) 116 BPM
Leroy by Phil Jaimes on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Phil Jaimes - "Leroy" - (5:52) 120 BPM
Shine by Glen Groovement on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Glen Groovement - "Shine" - (6:47) 110 BPM
Pretty Baby by Korama on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Korama - "Pretty Baby" - (6:20) 110 BPM
Trotting Hotly by Boogiemann & Stan Tropic on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Boogiemann & Stan Tropic - "Trotting Hotly" - (6:34) 114 BPM
Try Makin Luv by Fingerman on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Fingerman - "Try Makin Luv" - (6:42) 114 BPM
Disco Scene by TV on Midnight Riot Cue Track
TV - "Disco Scene" - (5:49) 118 BPM
One by Rayko on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Rayko - "One" - (6:24) 105 BPM
Discoklubb by Goldboy on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Goldboy - "Discoklubb" - (6:29) 110 BPM
U Know How To Love Me by Wish & Consyn on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Wish & Consyn - "U Know How To Love Me" - (7:21) 113 BPM
Keep On by Weedyman on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Weedyman - "Keep On" - (5:47) 105 BPM
Poolside by Voodoo Whiskey on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Voodoo Whiskey - "Poolside" - (6:58) 102 BPM
Cant Lose by Mista Shifta on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Mista Shifta - "Cant Lose" - (3:08) 111 BPM
Girl Meets Boy by Tony Johns on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Tony Johns - "Girl Meets Boy" - (6:04) 120 BPM
A Real Mother by Berry Juice on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Berry Juice - "A Real Mother" - (4:37) 110 BPM
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Review: Yam Who?'s Midnight Riot label is one of the big daddies of the current nu-disco scene. His eponymous compilation series are known for their ridiculously high levels of quality and this latest one is no different - there's a whopping 24 tracks to choose from. Strangely the label boss doesn't seem to appear this time round but we do get the silky electro-house of Digital Human's "You're My Last Chance", the killer cyborg electro-funk of 80s Child's "Contagious" and the other-worldly deep-jacking soul of "U Know How To Love Me".
9
Red Runner EP
TART 029
14 Jul 14
Deep House
Red Runner EP by Wayne Snow on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Red Runner - (4:07) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Red Runner EP by Wayne Snow on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Under The Moon - (5:35) 105 BPM
Red Runner EP by Wayne Snow on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Red Runner (Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND remix) - (6:25) 121 BPM
Red Runner EP by Wayne Snow on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Red Runner (Session Victim remix) - (7:43) 125 BPM
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Review: This is a special EP because it marks the first results of the recent collaboration between Parisian Afro-beat label, Comet, and Danish deep house imprint, Tartelet. The music reflects this unique fusion by pairing the remarkable vocals of Nigerian-born songwriter Wayne Snow to soulful house. It's a sublime release with the Metro Area-esque soulful punk-funk-disco house of "Red Runner" leading the charge. Remixes come courtesy of Glenn Astro & INMYRMIND (raw, off kilter house) and Session Victim (trance-ish prog euphoria). "Under The Moon", however, is a deep and eerie skewed-funk grind.
10
Shag Edits Volume 3
RFBR 008
09 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Cheap Thrills by M James on Roots For Bloom Cue Track
M James - "Cheap Thrills" - (8:32) 120 BPM
That Groovy Thing by Jamie Trench on Roots For Bloom Cue Track
Jamie Trench - "That Groovy Thing" - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Roots For Bloom SHAG Edits series returns with volume 3. M.James brings us a track that will catch any music lovers ear. With the crisp percussion, delicate guitar riffs, a bassline that keeps evolving throughout and that vocal, this one ticks all the boxes. On the flip label boss Jamie Trench maintains the general feel for the record. This one focusing on a simpler yet just as effective bassline and obviously being heavily reliant on the sample being in the shag edits series. If you're looking for that record that stands out from the rest, this is the weapon you need.
11
Funky Heroes Vol 5
DD 022
17 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Funky Heroes Vol 5 by Disco Tech on DiscoDat Cue Track
Jamaican Funk - (5:57) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Funky Heroes Vol 5 by Disco Tech on DiscoDat Cue Track
Bitter Love - (6:32) 110 BPM
Funky Heroes Vol 5 by Disco Tech on DiscoDat Cue Track
Funk Train - (7:39) 103 BPM
Funky Heroes Vol 5 by Disco Tech on DiscoDat Cue Track
Get Some - (4:31) 88 BPM
Funky Heroes Vol 5 by Disco Tech on DiscoDat Cue Track
Time To Do - (5:47) 119 BPM
Funky Heroes Vol 5 by Disco Tech on DiscoDat Cue Track
Walk On - (4:09) 101 BPM
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Review: Sympathetic re-edit guy Disco Tech is back home at DiscoDat following a brief appearance on Editor's Kutz. Yes, Mr Tech doesn't like to interfere with the original production of his source material, he just tweaks and extends instead. Here we have six sizzling gems, the highlights of which include the loco '70s grind of "Funk Train", the slo-mo orchestrated disco stroller "Get Some" and the euphoric female fronted funk jam of "Time To Do".
12
Inna Mi Draw
LNDB 021
21 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Inna Mi Draw by Nico D feat Turbulence on Liondub International Cue Track
Inna Mi Draw (original mix) - (3:58) 168 BPM
Inna Mi Draw by Nico D feat Turbulence on Liondub International Cue Track
Inna Mi Draw (Potential Badboy remix) - (5:12) 175 BPM
Inna Mi Draw by Nico D feat Turbulence on Liondub International Cue Track
Inna Mi Draw (Serial Killaz remix) - (5:23) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Inna Mi Draw by Nico D feat Turbulence on Liondub International Cue Track
Inna Mi Draw (Curfew Steppas remix) - (5:16) 58 BPM
Inna Mi Draw by Nico D feat Turbulence on Liondub International Cue Track
Inna Mi Draw (Voltage remix) - (4:30) 171 BPM
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Review: Four massive remixes and the original "Inna Mi Draw" reach our eager ears in this blazer from Liondub Int. Messing with the smooth reggae and dancehall vibes of the original stylings, Potential Badboy add a swagger and sway for the first rework. The legendary Serial Killaz push their junglist flex, Curfew Steppas take things a little bit leftfield with on-point off-beat riddims and finally, Voltage twists the original into his own jump-up fantasy. A blistering release from one of the best labels of its type out there - get on it!
13
The Chop 40
ED 40
08 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Chop 40 by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Dance 2 Da Musique - (7:27) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Chop 40 by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Push Da Groove - (6:12) 102 BPM
The Chop 40 by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Pinky - (6:34) 100 BPM
The Chop 40 by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Bounce & Shake - (5:51) 110 BPM
The Chop 40 by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Sho Nuff - (6:09) 118 BPM
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Review: Having previously appeared on a dizzying number of split EPs from the Chopshop and Editorial labels (amongst others), Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee are finally given a release they can call their own. The Chop 40 (we sniggered, at least) is typical of their output to date, flitting between loopy, filter-heavy takes on sumptuous soul and disco jams (see the baggy house grooves and classic horns of "Push Da Groove" and slap bass-boasting "Bounce & Shake"), straight-up funk edits (the riotous "Sho'nuff") and slower excursions. It's the latter that arguably stand out here, with the string-laden sweetness of "Dance 2 Da Musique" and decidedly Balearic "Pinky" both impressing.
14
Shake Ya Booty
BB 069
14 Jul 14
Breakbeat
Shake Ya Booty by Dusty Tonez on Bulabeats Cue Track
Shake Ya Booty - (3:51) 110 BPM
Shake Ya Booty by Dusty Tonez on Bulabeats Cue Track
Have A Party - (4:57) 106 BPM
Shake Ya Booty by Dusty Tonez on Bulabeats Cue Track
Funky Music - (3:18) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Shake Ya Booty by Dusty Tonez on Bulabeats Cue Track
Nod Ya Head - (4:05) 105 BPM
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Review: Four firing party pieces here from nu-funk's Irish ambassador DT, where we find him tricking out some of modern history's most formative classics. "Shake Ya Booty" lives up to its title with salubrious grooves and a quick-switch dynamic to sharp mid-range bass, "Have A Party" takes a Jackson Five standard and processes it through an industrial strength low-end machine, "Funky Music" pays homage to Wild Cherry by way of seriously swashbuckling beats and an arrangement that twists and develops on every 16. Finally "Nod Ya Head" ignites with an instantly engaging skank riff and a bassline so squidgy and funky it could make Bootsy Collins titter like a schoolgirl.
15
Doctor's Orders EP
HB 006
30 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Doctor's Orders EP by Dr Packer on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
Can't Hide - (9:13) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Doctor's Orders EP by Dr Packer on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
Jam Packed - (5:57) 109 BPM
Doctor's Orders EP by Dr Packer on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
Intense Boogie - (5:29) 115 BPM
Doctor's Orders EP by Dr Packer on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
I Like Sunshine - (6:47) 106 BPM
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Review: It's been an impressive debut year from Australian producer Greg Packer, whose re-edits and remixes under the Dr Packer alias have won him a legion of fans around the world. Here, he makes his Hotbox Boogie debut with a quartet of floor-friendly, house-focused reworks of disco and boogie classics. David Joseph's Paradise Garage classic "You Can't Hide You Love" gets a thickset, 21st century makeover on "Can't Hide", while a familiar talkbox-boasting electroboogie cut gets straightened out and toughened up on "Jam Right". Best of all, though, is "I Love Sunshine", a singalong deep house take on Maze's "Joy & Pain" which utilises elements from both the original and live versions of the track.
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With A Twist Vol 1
HS 005
25 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Strategy (Dopeshoes edit) - (6:02) 107 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Groove On (IMFROMULL edit) - (6:41) 105 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
You Wanna Get Up (Dr Packer Funkout) - (6:24) 112 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
A Get Off (Mr Absolutt edit) - (6:53) 115 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Jam Master - Party Lights - (6:17) 116 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Back To Love (Alan Mooney edit) - (7:47) 112 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Shoot Your Shot (Bachteen Reboogie) - (6:56) 113 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Can You Handle It (DJ Broadhurst edit) - (7:55) 110 BPM
Right Here With Me by Black Amex on Handshakes Cue Track
Black Amex - "Right Here With Me" - (10:33) 120 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Time Traveler (Funk Hunk edit) - (5:38) 122 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Looking Up To You (Breixo edit) - (5:13) 118 BPM
Last Night by B-Jam on Handshakes Cue Track
B-Jam - "Last Night" - (5:26) 125 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
She's A Bad Mama Jama (JR Dynamites Disco Rework) - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Punches (The Silver Rider edit) - (7:05) 110 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Over You! (SanFranDisko edit) - (7:08) 110 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Coconut Groove (Cookie Dough edit) - (6:53) 113 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
TV (Chewy Rubs edit) - (5:25) 118 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Joy & Pain (Marathon edit) - (11:32) 105 BPM
With A Twist Vol 1 by Various on Handshakes Cue Track
Message In Our Music (CBS edit) - (4:17) 127 BPM
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Review: All re-edit labels have their own twist on things and Handshakes' thing is classic funk. After messing around with singles for a while, they've bitten the bullet and delivered a long player. It's been worth the wait too as there's a whopping 19 tracks to choose from featuring a mix of names both familiar and new. Highlights include the touchy-feely throb of "Groove On (IMFROMULL edit)", the grey leather slip on electro-funk of "You Wanna Get Up (Dr Packer Funkout)" and the raw, slap-bass heaven of Jam Master's "Party Lights".
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Katakana Edits Vol 18
KE 9018
18 Jul 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Kung Fu Love by Bonnie & Klein on Katakana Edits Cue Track
Bonnie & Klein - "Kung Fu Love" - (7:17) 147 BPM
That's Alright by LCA & Voodoocuts on Katakana Edits Cue Track
LCA & Voodoocuts - "That's Alright" - (4:13) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dubshine by Timewrap on Katakana Edits Cue Track
Timewrap - "Dubshine" - (5:45) 106 BPM
Swingin' by DJ Oli Garch on Katakana Edits Cue Track
DJ Oli Garch - "Swingin'" - (5:17) 97 BPM
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Review: Just four tracks to be found on the Katakana Edits crew's latest instalment their ongoing disco comp series. Still, it's all about the quality, not the quantity and there's plenty of that still to be found. Bonnie & Klein deliver the warped hypnotic funk of "Kung Fu Love", LCA & Voodoo Cuts serve up a vintage-jazz-meets-daisy-age-rap joint, old skool ragga-roots is the order of the day on Timewrap's good time anthem, "Dubshine". Oligarch arrives with the raucous "Swingin'" to wrap things nicely, and nicely he does.
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Hot Summer Bombs EP
SRAS 003
17 Jul 14
Breakbeat
Hot Summer Bombs EP by BONDi Stereo on Scour Cue Track
Funky Style - (3:41) 110 BPM
Hot Summer Bombs EP by BONDi Stereo on Scour Cue Track
Hot Summer Bombs - (3:56) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hot Summer Bombs EP by BONDi Stereo on Scour Cue Track
Pretty Girl - (4:01) 110 BPM
Hot Summer Bombs EP by BONDi Stereo on Scour Cue Track
Say Hey! - (3:51) 110 BPM
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Review: Looking for some seasonal slammers? Aussie funkster Bondi Stereo has put on a spread of such proportions it will feed you (and your floor) well into the colder months; bulging with obese drum dynamics, rifled with references and drenched in shiny wet funk, each of these tracks show BS at his very best. Highlights include the refreshed and rechunked version of DJ T Rock & Squahy's "Nice Pretty Girl With A Crooked Smile" ("Pretty Girl") and the turbo-charged take on Nice & Smooth's "Hip-Hop Junkies" ("Funky Style"). The expert manipulation of Joe Cocker's "Summer In The City" hasn't gone unnoticed either. Here's hoping for a summer as hot as these tracks!
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Demon EP
WHEELYDEALY 045
21 Jul 14
Deep Dubstep
Chronik by Demon on Wheel & Deal UK Cue Track
Demon - "Chronik" - (5:03) 140 BPM
Break Point by Demon on Wheel & Deal UK Cue Track
Demon - "Break Point" - (5:01) 94 BPM
Salvation by Demon on Wheel & Deal UK Cue Track
Demon - "Salvation" - (5:05) 140 BPM
Genocide by Demon on Wheel & Deal UK Cue Track
Demon - "Genocide" (feat Beezy) - (5:29) 140 BPM
Terminate by Demon & Biome on Wheel & Deal UK Cue Track
Demon & Biome - "Terminate" - (5:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Macabre Unit founder Demon on Wheel & Deal with his first dubstep release since autumn 2013? Yes please! "Chronik" goes for the jugular with fast-paced industrial strength beats and a magic, lava-like flow. "Break Point" flips around a cool vocal sample axis. Twisting and turning with well-oiled prowess, there's a strong sense of dark funk throughout. "Salvation" tips a nod to the murkier, moodier halfstep foundations but does so with some really cruel twists on the fills. "Genocide", meanwhile, is a truly dark 4/4 composition that gives Beezy's conscious, thought-provoking sermon the space it deserves. Finally we hit the Biome collaboration. Last spotted together two years back with the massive "Incubus", they make up for lost time with a supreme halfstepper than munches dungeon motifs before spitting them back out in the most subversive way possible thanks to an almost psy-like synth arpeggio. Stupendously immersive.
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Purpose
VSN 018
14 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Purpose by Noisia on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Oh Oh - (6:46) 172 BPM
Purpose by Noisia, Phace on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Noisia, Phace - "Purpose" - (4:50) 172 BPM
Purpose by Noisia on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Running Blind - (5:34) 172 BPM
Purpose by Noisia on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Shaking Hands - (5:12) 172 BPM
Asteroids by Noisia, Prolix on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Noisia, Prolix - "Asteroids" - (5:37) 172 BPM
Long Gone by Noisia, Evol Intent on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Noisia, Evol Intent - "Long Gone" - (6:46) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Purpose by Noisia on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Stamp Out - (5:41) 172 BPM
Purpose by Noisia on Vision Recordings Cue Track
Leopard Slug - (4:09) 172 BPM
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Played by: Kitech, Chromatic
Review: You open your inbox and you see a new Noisia track. To hear it, all you have to do is press the play button. What do you do? If your answer is "press that button", you've missed out an important safety step, friend. Get yourself some protection first, because the ceiling is about to fall in. Darker than tarmac, more twisted than Hannibal; broken and beaten beyond belief, when Noisia are good, they're fantastic, and this EP shows exactly how good they can be. "Purpose" blends insanity with precision, "Running Blind" is equally epic and mindblowing, and "Asteroids" features Prolix for a classic neuro shakedown. Another surprising guest appearance is made by Evol Intent, tuning in for something as delicate and melancholy as these guys get in "Long Gone". A behemoth of an EP from the best in the game.
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Tasty Beats Vol 3
TF 39
30 Jun 14
Breakbeat
Gangsta Lick by Tom Showtime on Tru Funk Cue Track
Tom Showtime - "Gangsta Lick" - (4:17) 52 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dope Noise by DiscObeta on Tru Funk Cue Track
DiscObeta - "Dope Noise" - (5:28) 152 BPM
Dig Ma Bounce by Phibes on Tru Funk Cue Track
Phibes - "Dig Ma Bounce" - (3:56) 110 BPM
Roses (All I Want) by Spox on Tru Funk Cue Track
Spox - "Roses (All I Want)" - (4:10) 122 BPM
Freestyle Extravaganza by DJ Clairvo on Tru Funk Cue Track
DJ Clairvo - "Freestyle Extravaganza" - (4:15) 120 BPM
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Review: Every now and then, in between artist EPs, Tru Funk knock out a mini compilation of bootlegs where the original artists get spliced together like Frankenstein's monsters of funk. Highlights of this five tracker include Tom Showtime's fusing of Khia's famously filthy My Neck, My Back with some of Snoops' Gangsta Luv on "Gangsta Lick", Phibe's totally eccentric party smasher "Dig My Bounce" (which mixes Missy Elliot with No Diggity) and Spox's electro funk monster "Roses" which beefs up Haywood's '80s classic of the same name.
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WE MEAN DISCO!! Allstar Nuggets Volume 3
WMD 020
15 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Every Time by Alan Mooney on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Alan Mooney - "Every Time" - (6:33) 113 BPM
Knockin by Fingerman on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Fingerman - "Knockin" - (8:53) 108 BPM
Coffy Is The Color by Bachteen on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Bachteen - "Coffy Is The Color" - (5:24) 120 BPM
Hes So Shy by Butch Le Butch on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Butch Le Butch - "Hes So Shy" - (8:15) 120 BPM
Sweeter As The Days Goes By by DJ Prime on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
DJ Prime - "Sweeter As The Days Goes By" - (6:36) 104 BPM
Lovin Daddy by Disco Tech on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Disco Tech - "Lovin Daddy" - (8:26) 108 BPM
Find My Way by Frico on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Frico - "Find My Way" - (6:47) 124 BPM
Double Express by G & D on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
G & D - "Double Express" - (7:37) 119 BPM
Boogie Magic by Get Down Edits on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Get Down Edits - "Boogie Magic" - (7:25) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Love Never by Keith Dumpson on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Keith Dumpson - "Love Never" - (7:01) 118 BPM
Lets Groove by Ken At Work on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Ken At Work - "Lets Groove" - (5:14) 116 BPM
Stop The Bajon by Max K on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Max K - "Stop The Bajon" - (6:39) 104 BPM
Love Is The Message by Pied Piper on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Pied Piper - "Love Is The Message" (MFSB Superbreak Tribute) - (8:16) 115 BPM
I Want You For Myself by Ramsey Hercules on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Ramsey Hercules - "I Want You For Myself" (Tribute To The Duke) - (6:56) 120 BPM
Fire by Revivra aka Estephe & Vulzor on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Revivra aka Estephe & Vulzor - "Fire" (Ohio Players Tribute Rework) - (9:01) 123 BPM
Weekend by RLP on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
RLP - "Weekend" (Larrys Jam Tribute mix) - (8:00) 126 BPM
You Can Win by The Apple Scruffs on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
The Apple Scruffs - "You Can Win" (Bileo Was Here mix) - (6:56) 130 BPM
Get Up And Boogie by Tim Zawada on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Tim Zawada - "Get Up And Boogie" - (6:39) 125 BPM
Can You Get Down by JSKI on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
JSKI - "Can You Get Down" (Universe City extended Tribute) - (9:33) 123 BPM
Boogie Jungle by Tony Johns on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Tony Johns - "Boogie Jungle" - (7:30) 105 BPM
Only You by 80s Child on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
80s Child - "Only You" - (6:30) 113 BPM
Get Yourself Together by We Mean Disco on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
We Mean Disco - "Get Yourself Together" (Movin Brass Deconstruction) - (10:13) 117 BPM
West Coast Pop Lock by Ronnie Hudson on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Ronnie Hudson - "West Coast Pop Lock" - (5:19) 120 BPM
I Love You More by Rayko on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Rayko - "I Love You More" (Dragon Soul Rene&Angela Tribute) - (12:22) 106 BPM
We Still Look For Love by Dany B on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Dany B - "We Still Look For Love" (LW Tribute mix) - (8:54) 120 BPM
Follow Me by Womack Reworks on WE MEAN DISCO!! Cue Track
Womack Reworks - "Follow Me" - (8:18) 112 BPM
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Review: We Mean Disco! deal in quality and they also like to tease - they released a short preview of their latest comp a whole month ago, whetting appetites to a frenzy. Well, Allstar Nuggets Volume 3 is finally here and it's bursting with a whopping 26 pumpers including the chrome and carpet slap-bass jam "Double Express", the breezy Eurodisco of Butch Le Butch's "He's So Shy" and Max K's uplifting retweak of Tullio De Piscopo's hazy classic "Stop Bajon".
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The LUCA EP
NUUD 004
14 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
The LUCA EP by Jay Ru on Nude_isco Cue Track
It's Cool - (6:58) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The LUCA EP by Jay Ru on Nude_isco Cue Track
(Oh Baby) Sexy Sexy - (7:18) 110 BPM
The LUCA EP by Jay Ru on Nude_isco Cue Track
Enjoy Yourself (feat Johnny Collins) - (7:07) 110 BPM
The LUCA EP by Jay Ru on Nude_isco Cue Track
Edit Life - (6:56) 103 BPM
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Review: Rising Irish star Jay Ru recently smash it with City Vibes on Midnight Riot. Now he brings the heat once more with the brilliantly melodramatic Boney M disco rework "It's Cool", the deep house and soul vibes of "(Oh Baby) Sexy Sexy", the new-wave-funk-meet-R&B of "Enjoy Yourself" and "Edit Life" - a cheeky rejig of Prince's glorious '80s hit, Pop Life.
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Disco Cakes Vol 13
DC 0013
07 Jul 14
Bass
Pump Up The Volume by Deekline & Hotline Zero on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Deekline & Hotline Zero - "Pump Up The Volume" (original mix) - (3:28) 140 BPM
Top Rankin by Deekline & Ed Solo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Deekline & Ed Solo - "Top Rankin" (Slynk remix) - (4:48) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
All Gravy by Deekline & Ed Solo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Deekline & Ed Solo - "All Gravy" (Hotline Zero remix) - (3:38) 110 BPM
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Review: It's refreshing to see Disco Cakes add a little something different into the mix of their mash-ups: bass! So in a bold fusion of old and new we get the likes of Deekline & Hotline Zero's "Pump Up The Volume" which takes M/A/R/R/S' 80s hit and marries it to a fizzy Drop It Like It's Hot hip-hop jam. Slynk also has a stab at "Top Rankin" which takes Althea & Donna's perennial 70s party anthem and successfully welds it to some steely big beat sounds and finally Hotline Zero's remix of "All Gravy" gets all tropical bass on our case.
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Fusci
OT 008
23 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fusci by Boot & Tax on Optimo Trax Cue Track
Fusci - (7:20) 110 BPM
Fusci by Boot & Tax on Optimo Trax Cue Track
Confuzed House - (7:18) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fusci by Boot & Tax on Optimo Trax Cue Track
Occhi Blue - (8:08) 120 BPM
Fusci by Boot & Tax on Optimo Trax Cue Track
Il Canto - (5:16) 123 BPM
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Review: JD Twitch seems to have an obsession with Italian music; amazingly, four of the first eight releases on the excellent - and typically hard to pin down - Optimo Trax imprint have come from Italian bands and producers. This second EP from Milanese twosome Boot & Trax fits into that category. It's as stylish and - on occasions - dark as you'd perhaps expect, variously being influenced by '80s industrial, fizzing post-punk, chugging Chicago house and strobelight electronica. There's naturally much to enjoy, from the hypnotic, left-of-centre Italian house revivalism of "Il Canto" and fuzzy "Ochhi Blu", to the energetic, darkwave-meets-punk funk rush of the irrepressible title track.
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Love Taking Over EP
17STEPS 001
14 Jul 14
Deep House
Love Taking Over EP by Dusky on 17 Steps Cue Track
Love Taking Over - (6:22) 125 BPM
Love Taking Over EP by Dusky on 17 Steps Cue Track
Inta - (5:56) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Love Taking Over EP by Dusky on 17 Steps Cue Track
Expectations - (6:14) 122 BPM
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Played by: Eric Sharp, Eric Rug
Review: Having built an impressive reputation via releases on Aus Music and Naked Naked, British house duo Dusky have decided to launch their own label, 17 Steps. This first release - from the duo themselves, naturally - suggests the label could be a force to be reckoned with in coming years. There's a thrillingly saucer-eyed feel about "Love Taking Over", which peppers a robust, sub-heavy groove with drifting alien synths, wonky pads and choice vocal samples. "Inta" is more obviously accessible, with classic house pianos and spoken vocal stabs providing the track with bags of energy. "Expectations" sees the duo return to familiar influences, with acid bass and attractive hooks riding a bustling, US garage-influenced groove.
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City Vol 2
BFRC 004
27 Jun 14
Bass
Crazy Hype by Crown Duels & Resonate on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Crown Duels & Resonate - "Crazy Hype" - (6:02) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Areosoul by Otik on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Otik - "Areosoul" - (4:20) 134 BPM
Crater Face by Pelikann on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Pelikann - "Crater Face" - (5:18) 129 BPM
Whats's That by Brent Kilner on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Brent Kilner - "Whats's That" - (4:00) 128 BPM
Olisha's Call by Scullious & One Over on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Scullious & One Over - "Olisha's Call" - (6:20) 128 BPM
Black Chrome by Dosage & Ricin on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Dosage & Ricin - "Black Chrome" - (4:32) 64 BPM
So Shady by Joey Harmless on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Joey Harmless - "So Shady" - (5:47) 123 BPM
Dont Play Me by Kaasi & Bambarra on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Kaasi & Bambarra - "Dont Play Me" (Allmostt remix) - (5:05) 63 BPM
Full Tilt by Kiri & Nab on Bear Fresh Cue Track
Kiri & Nab - "Full Tilt" - (5:20) 63 BPM
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Review: Bear Fresh have been pushing their more deep house-influenced side of late, but now they're revisiting their more urban-orientated "City" series to redress the balance. This second volume keeps the vibes going with nine killer tracks, highlights of which include the wobble-heavy stepper "Crazy Hype" by Crown Duels & Resonate, the apocalyptic 4x4 meanness of "Crater Face" by Pelikan, the tremor-inducing low end of future-laser-house belter, "Olisha's Call" by Scullious & One Over and, the frankly nuts, military bombardment of "Full Tilt" by Kiri & Nab.
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Use 2 Hold Me & Let Me Be The One
ISM 044X
14 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Use 2 Hold Me & Let Me Be The One by Alena on ISM Cue Track
Use 2 Hold Me (Yam Who? remix) - (6:06) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Use 2 Hold Me & Let Me Be The One by Alena on ISM Cue Track
Let Me Be The One (80's Child remix) - (5:44) 114 BPM
Use 2 Hold Me & Let Me Be The One by Alena on ISM Cue Track
Use 2 Hold Me (Inkswel remix) - (4:00) 114 BPM
Use 2 Hold Me & Let Me Be The One by Alena on ISM Cue Track
Let Me Be The One (Yam Who? remix) - (5:40) 114 BPM
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Review: Alena is a London boogie singer who has found a kindred creative spirit in ISM labelboss Yam Who?. Following the success of Changes, they're back with more original material, with "U Used To Hold Me" being a beautifully authentic slice of mid '80s Brit-synth-funk: crisp, digital and very, very catchy. Inkswel mischievously warps the tune into twisted dysfunctional punk-funk, but '80s Child goes a bit more commercial with his take on the already poppy "Let Me The One".
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The Co-Op EP
LTX 003
18 Jul 14
Deep House
Vitamin C by Chesus & Timmy P on Local Talk Cue Track
Chesus & Timmy P - "Vitamin C" - (6:33) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bust Them Wifes by Zoa Zoe on Local Talk Cue Track
Zoa Zoe - "Bust Them Wifes" - (5:31) 126 BPM
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Review: By diligently releasing quality underground jams, Stockholm's Local Talk continue to prove that the Scandinavians aren't just all about the stadium-filling jock-house of Swedish House Mafia. Here in typically reasonable Scandi style they divide this EP equally between two talented acts. First up Chesus & Timmy P serve up some pretty serious tackle in the form of "Vitamin C" - all New York claps and rolls, diva vocals, retro organ riffs and trippy stereo-panned loops. Zoe Zoe, on the other hand, opts for deep US garage married to relentless hip-hop samples on the slammin' "Bust Them Wifes".
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Dub Dread 5 (Sampler)
DREADUK 028
14 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Dub Dread 5 (Sampler) by Ray Keith on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Greedy Me - (7:01) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dub Dread 5 (Sampler) by Ray Keith on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Going In Hard - (6:42) 58 BPM
Waste Man Dem by Renegade Live, Ray Keith on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Renegade Live, Ray Keith - "Waste Man Dem" - (6:47) 175 BPM
Dub Dread 5 (Sampler) by Ray Keith on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Dub 1 - (7:26) 175 BPM
Waste Man Dem by Renegade Live, Ray Keith on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Renegade Live, Ray Keith - "Waste Man Dem" (The Domino Effect remix) - (3:26) 140 BPM
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Review: Jungle legends really don't come any bigger than Ray Keith. Dread founder and all round agenda-setter, here we find him unleashing some long-awaited originals. "Greedy Me" takes a well-known vocal and lays it down gracefully over a rush-fuelled full throttle breakbeat groove. "Going In Hard" contrasts this completely with industrial strength and halfsteps that wouldn't go amiss on Exit. Further on, "Waste Man Dem" is a Dub Phizix-style vocal cut from Ray's Renegade Live outfit while "Dub 1" is a turbo charged homage to synths with cool use of a Roberta Flack vocal. Each one of them primed for destruction, it's clear Ray hasn't lost his touch.
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Tasty Beats Vol 2
TF 37
28 Apr 14
Breakbeat
Smokin Funk by DJ Maars on Tru Funk Cue Track
DJ Maars - "Smokin Funk" - (4:08) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
U Know It by Chudy on Tru Funk Cue Track
Chudy - "U Know It" - (3:41)
Party Like We Do by Shaka Loves You on Tru Funk Cue Track
Shaka Loves You - "Party Like We Do" - (3:46)
Jungle Soul by Mako & Mr Bristow on Tru Funk Cue Track
Mako & Mr Bristow - "Jungle Soul" - (2:25) 129 BPM
Feel Good by Warson on Tru Funk Cue Track
Warson - "Feel Good" - (3:31) 127 BPM
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Review: Tru Funk have cooked up yet another funk feast, and there's plenty at the table for everyone. Maars kicks off proceedings with a skank-soaked ode to Biggie's "Machine Gun Funk". Chudy, meanwhile, presses the disco button with a series of well-known disco licks and piano hooks. Further on we find Shaka Loves You fusing Stevie Wonder and DJ Kool with infectious results and we get lively to Mako & Mr Bristow's firing Motown jungle flavours. Finally Warson maintains the 170 vibe for the EP climax as "Feel Good" rolls with sizzling soulful charm. Yummy.
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Runnin' Out Of Night
FILEUNDERDISCO 12
07 Jul 14
Deep House
Runnin' Out Of Night by Jardin Studio Orchestra on File Under Disco Cue Track
Runnin' Out Of Night (original mix) - (6:34) 118 BPM
Runnin' Out Of Night by Jardin Studio Orchestra on File Under Disco Cue Track
Love Beyond (JKriv mix) - (7:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Runnin' Out Of Night by Jardin Studio Orchestra on File Under Disco Cue Track
Runnin' Out Of Night (Ray Mang mix) - (7:27) 118 BPM
Runnin' Out Of Night by Jardin Studio Orchestra on File Under Disco Cue Track
Love Beyond (original mix) - (6:05) 108 BPM
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Review: NY disco from Japan via England... Max Essa continues to rule the disco roots in the far east, and he does so with a highly distinctive yet super authentic sound that digs deep into the roots while looking into the future. At once dreamy, Balearic and glamorous, "Runnin' Out Of Night" is coated with crystalline pianos and wafty pads before we drop into a slick, thick guitar and bass groove. For added measure File Under Disco have commissioned two remixes; JKriv gets spacy and dubby on "Love Beyond" while Ray Mang adds a little jazz-flecked perk to "Runnin' Out Of Night". The only thing you'll be running out of is time to play all three in one set.
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Enigma Orion & Other Stories
361015 6683636
24 May 14
Minimal/Tech House
Enigma Orion & Other Stories by Dj Kalos/Dynamicduo on Morefashion Cue Track
Orion (remix) - (4:41) 122 BPM
Enigma Orion & Other Stories by Dj Kalos/Dynamicduo on Morefashion Cue Track
Enigma - (5:00) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Enigma Orion & Other Stories by Dj Kalos/Dynamicduo on Morefashion Cue Track
Orion - (6:41) 126 BPM
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Got To Give
888831 114826
13 Jul 14
Bass
Got To Give by Apexape/Chris Lorenzo on Speakerbox Media Cue Track
Got To Give (Heavier mix) - (8:00) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Got To Give by Apexape/Chris Lorenzo on Speakerbox Media Cue Track
Got To Give (Lighter mix) - (8:00) 126 BPM
Got To Give by Apexape/Chris Lorenzo on Speakerbox Media Cue Track
Listen Up - (6:31) 126 BPM
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Review: Bristol's shady Apexape and Chris Lorenzo (of Cause & Effect fame) have teamed up, and with their sizzling anthem "Got To Give" appearing in two forms, it's a match made in dancefloor heaven. The 'heavier' mix is just that - with a descending doom-bass riff luring us into the kind of bass-house Hades to which you must surrender. The 'lighter' mix is only slightly softer with bouncy and percussive garage-house intonations abound. 'Listen Up" is perfect mid-set fodder - all skippy beats and lovely deep synth washes. A class act.
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Gravity EP
BBH 031DD
21 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Gravity EP by Nitri feat Release/Arpxp on Chronic Cue Track
Old Poison - (6:04) 57 BPM
Gravity EP by Nitri feat Release/Arpxp on Chronic Cue Track
Revolution Groove (feat Release) - (5:33) 174 BPM
Gravity EP by Nitri feat Release/Arpxp on Chronic Cue Track
Move On (feat ArpXP) - (5:02) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gravity EP by Nitri feat Release/Arpxp on Chronic Cue Track
Gravity - (5:36) 172 BPM
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Review: A team of essential underground D&B names gives this release some weight, but as always with these guys, it's the tracks that really speak for themselves. Breaking things in gently with a shoulder-shrugging old-skool vibe, "Old Poison" moves swiftly into overdrive with the nastiest bassline in minimal history. "Revolution Groove" offers a touch of sunlight - ready for Sun and Bass thanks to Release's influence - but "Gravity" plummets back down to the underworld, with "Move On" giving Arp XP the floor for some depth-charge bass infiltration and old-school Amen largeness.
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Mr Ruff (Dubble D Presents Moodymanc)
LT 048
06 Jun 14
Deep House
Mr Ruff (Dubble D Presents Moodymanc) by Dubble D pres Moodymanc on Local Talk Cue Track
Morning - (6:32) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mr Ruff (Dubble D Presents Moodymanc) by Dubble D pres Moodymanc on Local Talk Cue Track
Mr Ruff (Kyodai remix) - (6:05) 123 BPM
Mr Ruff (Dubble D Presents Moodymanc) by Dubble D pres Moodymanc on Local Talk Cue Track
Mr Ruff - (6:45) 123 BPM
Mr Ruff (Dubble D Presents Moodymanc) by Dubble D pres Moodymanc on Local Talk Cue Track
Mr Ruff (Dubble dub) - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Review: Yet more upfront house music from the Local Talk posse, this time looking to Moodymanc to serve up the chunky peak-time goods, kicking off with the jazzy lilt of "Morning". It's a feisty little number, keeping the beats strictly uptempo even as the samples come drifting in and out hypnotically. "Mr Ruff" has a choppier edge to it, throwing down Soundstream-esque stabs amongst a stout set of drums. Kyodai remixes "Mr Ruff" into a smoother blend, letting mellow chords merge into one another while the rhythm section holds it down with grace and patience, making for an emotive cut in the process.
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Meltdown EP
877009
07 Jul 14
Bass
Meltdown EP by Distro on 877 Cue Track
Meltdown - (5:36) 129 BPM
Meltdown EP by Distro on 877 Cue Track
Meltdown (Flava D remix) - (4:35) 129 BPM
Sleepless by My Nu Leng & Distro on 877 Cue Track
My Nu Leng & Distro - "Sleepless" - (4:09) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Meltdown EP by Distro on 877 Cue Track
Pinnacle - (5:04) 129 BPM
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Review: Brighton bass evangelists 877 have the likes of GoldFFinch and My Nu Leng amongst their roster and can now boast the addition of the hotly tipped Distro too. Featuring the moody garage-flecked "Pinnacle" and the deep, wobble-heavy 4x4 of the title track, Flava D also remixes the latter into end-of-the-world speed garage. However, it's the thrilling collision of Bristolian heroes Distro and My Nu Leng on the big-beat- meets-disco-in-bass-town shenanigans of "Sleepless" that's getting the real hype from the likes of B Traits and Monki right now. On fire!
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Raw Cuts Remixes
MCDE 1211
18 Jul 14
Deep House
Raw Cuts Remixes by Motor City Drum Ensemble on MCDE Recordings Cue Track
Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pittman remix) - (7:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Raw Cuts Remixes by Motor City Drum Ensemble on MCDE Recordings Cue Track
Raw Cuts (Mike Huckaby remix) - (6:50) 123 BPM
Raw Cuts Remixes by Motor City Drum Ensemble on MCDE Recordings Cue Track
Raw Cuts (Recloose remix) - (6:28) 122 BPM
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Review: Given the "contemporary classic" status of Danilo Plessow's Raw Cuts series - arguably a string of 12" singles that helped redefine deep house for a new generation - the announcement of a surprise remix release is enough to make even the most level-headed DJs go weak at the knees. Pleasingly, said remixers more than live up to the hype. Marcellus Pittman's version - smooth and deep, but with enough raw disco cut-ups and wonky Detroit swing to impress those who like it raw - is particularly good, though Mike Huckaby's locked-in deep house groover is not far behind. There's also a superb version from Recloose, whose crackly, shuffling beats, sweeping pads and soulful vocal samples recall his earliest productions for Planet E.
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Mad Summer EP
FOTE-E 001
24 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mad Summer EP by Old Nick on SWEEP Cue Track
Mad Summer Dub - (5:32) 100 BPM
Mad Summer EP by Old Nick on SWEEP Cue Track
Mad Summer - (5:32) 100 BPM
Mad Summer EP by Old Nick on SWEEP Cue Track
CSC (masteredit) - (4:40) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Please Don't Slip, Trip, Or Fall Off EP
DOGD 38
06 Jun 14
Deep House
Please Don't Slip, Trip, Or Fall Off EP by Thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Girl I Know It - (6:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Please Don't Slip, Trip, Or Fall Off EP by Thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Blowin' My Mind - (7:08) 116 BPM
Please Don't Slip, Trip, Or Fall Off EP by Thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Be With Me (feat Dnae) - (5:15) 116 BPM
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Review: Shadeleaf Music founder Thatmanmonkz is arguably one of Sheffield's unheralded heroes, with a spell in soulful bassheads Small Arms Fiya and a residency at the city's anything-goes Join The Dots night amongst his bulging CV. Here he delivers three chunks of deliciously soulful deep house for Freerange offshoot Delusions of Grandeur. The raw, bass-heavy, woozy and bumpin' "Girl I Know" is probably the standout, though the looser, groovier "Blowin' My Mind" - which comes laden with heady Rhodes keys and a lolloping bassline - pushes it close. Dnae collaboration "Be With Me" - a seductive trip into Moodymann-ish deep and soulful territory - is also pretty darn hot.
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Freestyle 4 Funk 3 (Compiled By Timewarp)
TMDG 136
23 Jun 14
Funk
The Inside Man by Funky Destination on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Funky Destination - "The Inside Man" (Soopasoul remix) - (7:17) 57 BPM
Ghetto Drunk by Timewarp Inc on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Timewarp Inc - "Ghetto Drunk" (feat Tonkin) - (4:43) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Thud by Dubble D on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Dubble D - "Thud" - (5:44) 106 BPM
Flowers by Jayl Funk on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Jayl Funk - "Flowers" - (4:14) 58 BPM
Gimme One More by The Worldstylers on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
The Worldstylers - "Gimme One More" (Niles Philips remix) - (3:48) 104 BPM
Soul Sugar by Afternoons In Stereo on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Afternoons In Stereo - "Soul Sugar" - (5:08) 100 BPM
You Gotta Shake It All Up by Funky Destination on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Funky Destination - "You Gotta Shake It All Up" (feat Power Soul Sistas) - (3:39) 115 BPM
Keep That Beat by Umbo on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Umbo - "Keep That Beat" (feat Mila) - (5:14) 129 BPM
Mista Produca Dub by Quincy Jointz on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Quincy Jointz - "Mista Produca Dub" - (4:16) 108 BPM
New Kind Of Nothing by Pour Soul on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Pour Soul - "New Kind Of Nothing" - (4:55) 53 BPM
Bullshit by Timewarp Inc on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Timewarp Inc - "Bullshit" (Niles Philips remix) - (4:25) 101 BPM
Rempeto by AUditors DOmination on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
AUditors DOmination - "Rempeto" (Niles Philips remix) - (4:27) 111 BPM
Driving Force by Pour Soul on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Pour Soul - "Driving Force" - (3:32) 51 BPM
Night & Day by Leon on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Leon - "Night & Day" - (4:42) 110 BPM
Dream The Impossible by AfroQBen on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
AfroQBen - "Dream The Impossible" (Drumspyder remix) - (5:05) 96 BPM
Electric by Apedroid on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Apedroid - "Electric" (feat Nell Halford) - (3:38) 90 BPM
Juicy Lucy by Zamali on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Zamali - "Juicy Lucy" - (4:18) 94 BPM
Nice To Meet You by Leon on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Leon - "Nice To Meet You" (Dave Allison remix) - (6:25) 52 BPM
Disco Size by Bonnie & Klein on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Bonnie & Klein - "Disco Size" - (6:40) 50 BPM
Afrofunk by Timewarp Inc on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Timewarp Inc - "Afrofunk" (Timewarp remix) - (6:00) 55 BPM
Nose Dive by Niles Philips on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Niles Philips - "Nose Dive" (feat Tonkin - Valique future boogie main mix) - (5:17) 59 BPM
My Way by Trotter on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Trotter - "My Way" (70thfloor disco evil remix) - (4:53) 126 BPM
Sunday Jam by Umbo on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Umbo - "Sunday Jam" (Basement Freaks remix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
Yuil Disco Breaks by Timewarp Inc on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Timewarp Inc - "Yuil Disco Breaks" (Valique emancipation remix) - (7:02) 112 BPM
Blast by Quincy Jointz on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Quincy Jointz - "Blast" (feat Geriba & MC Fava - Valique ghetto disco acid mix) - (6:29) 120 BPM
Fixated by Danny Massure on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Danny Massure - "Fixated" - (3:59) 62 BPM
School Of Groove by Leon on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Leon - "School Of Groove" - (4:27) 56 BPM
Palace Of Light by AUditors DOmination on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
AUditors DOmination - "Palace Of Light" (Empresarios remix) - (4:58) 120 BPM
Disko Star by Zamali on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Zamali - "Disko Star" - (5:34) 59 BPM
Cafe by AfroQBen on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
AfroQBen - "Cafe" (feat Solomon Albert - Trotter remix) - (5:14) 62 BPM
Funky Jazzy Lesson by Trotter on Timewarp Greece Cue Track
Trotter - "Funky Jazzy Lesson" - (4:11) 108 BPM
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Review: It seems that Timewarp's rare funk compilations are like buses: you wait ages then three arrive at once. Well, not quite - the second instalment in this series arrived two years ago, precisely half the time between that and the first one. So by our calculations the next one should arrive in a year's time. That gives us just enough time to fully absorb all 31 bangers featured here, including the backbeat swagger of "Ghetto Drunk", the shimmering '70s glamour of "Soul Sugar" and the lush, luxury disco of Timewarp's own remix of "Afrofunk".
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INeedU/1_2_3_4
SHA 081
20 Jul 14
Footwork/Juke
INeedU/1_2_3_4 by Rockwell on Shogun Audio Cue Track
INeedU - (5:23) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
INeedU/1_2_3_4 by Rockwell on Shogun Audio Cue Track
1_2_3_4 - (4:43) 87 BPM
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Review: One of drum & bass' true innovators, Rockwell spends his time wisely over at Shogun Audio creating only the best messed-up beats from a mind-bendingly diverse spectrum of influences. "INeedU" is a skitterish firefly of a track, complete with hyped-up ADD beats stolen from a Rave mixtape circa '93 and samples from every corner of his record collection. "1_2_3_4" features harsher than harsh pads throughout, creating a hard techno blast through the neon wormhole of Rockwell's D&B fever fit. More Bangface than Sun and Bass, it's an amazing mental breakdown of a tune that somehow works itself out into quite the little mover. Be prepared for a scare.
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Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On
CBSPECIAL 24
15 Jul 14
Funk
Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On by Funky Destination on Cold Busted Cue Track
Brothers & Sisters This Sound Run Town - (4:13) 118 BPM
Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On by Funky Destination on Cold Busted Cue Track
Mama Used To Tell Me - (4:48) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On by Funky Destination on Cold Busted Cue Track
In My Soul - (3:45) 60 BPM
Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On by Funky Destination on Cold Busted Cue Track
Feel This Song - (3:53) 116 BPM
Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On by Funky Destination on Cold Busted Cue Track
Roll On You - (5:00) 117 BPM
Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On by Funky Destination on Cold Busted Cue Track
Something To Funk On - (4:19) 120 BPM
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Review: Croatian musician-turned-DJ (turned DJ-musician) Vladimir Sivc (aka Funky Destination) is back, this time on Cold Busted, with the Gonna Give Ya Something To Funk On EP. Combining live instruments with an ear for the dancefloor, he presents us with six sizzlers, all with a retro feel. Highlights include reggae-rock hybrid opener "Brothers & Sisters This Sound Run Town", the Long Train Running-esque loops of "In My Soul" and the vintage funky drummer, Acid Jazz vibes of "Roll On You".
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Serious EP
D 6016
15 Jul 14
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Serious (vocal mix) - (5:13) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Serious (instrumental) - (5:06) 85 BPM
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Serious (808 Party refix) - (5:13) 85 BPM
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Serious (808 Party refix instrumental) - (5:12) 85 BPM
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Give Love (vocal mix) - (5:47) 80 BPM
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Give Love (instrumental) - (5:47) 80 BPM
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Jungle Stabbin' (vocal) - (5:50) 57 BPM
Serious EP by 6blocc feat Junior Demus on Digital 6 Cue Track
Jungle Stabbin' (instrumental) - (5:50) 57 BPM
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Played by: 6Blocc
Review: DJ Muggs producer and self-styled woofer cooker, LA's 6Blocc enjoys an illustrious heritage, and a very exciting future. Fusing the best elements of jungle, ragga, bass music and dubstep, "Serious" flexes around a very well known horn sample and some guttural lyrics flows from Junior Demus. Four-version heavy, it ranges from the full-bodied, breakbeat-heavy original to the thugged-out Miami bass style 808 twist. "Give Love" takes the skank factor further to the fore as Demus gets sexy over a groove that teases with so much digidub pleasure it's likely to stick in your brain. Finally we hit "Jungle Stabbin." All rusty amens and mangled horns, it lives up to its title in every possible way. Lighter!
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Disco Boogie Classics Volume 5
DISC 005
18 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Disco Boogie Classics Volume 5 by Disco Boogie Classics on Giant Cuts Cue Track
Dance (Move Ya Body) - (6:58) 121 BPM
Disco Boogie Classics Volume 5 by Disco Boogie Classics on Giant Cuts Cue Track
Jump To The Edit - (6:46) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Disco Boogie Classics Volume 5 by Disco Boogie Classics on Giant Cuts Cue Track
Feel It - (6:20) 117 BPM
Disco Boogie Classics Volume 5 by Disco Boogie Classics on Giant Cuts Cue Track
Limited Search - (7:10) 114 BPM
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Review: The Giant Cuts crew have been keeping the boogie side of the disco fire burning with their Disco Boogie Classics series for over a year now, and on this essential release they reach their fifth volume. Once again the source material is a closely guarded secret, but whether it's the cowbell-heavy, Rhodes-led funk of "Dance (Move Ya Body)", the smooth licks and sweltering '80s production of "Jump To The Edit", the party starting vocal on "Feel It" or the deep down disco sleaze of standout track "Limited Search", there's something here for everyone to get their own disco dancefloors bumping.
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64 Ways: The Remixes
DIRT 079
16 Jun 14
Deep House
64 Ways: The Remixes by Detroit Swindle feat Mayer Hawthorne on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - original mix) - (4:44) 115 BPM
64 Ways: The Remixes by Detroit Swindle feat Mayer Hawthorne on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kerri Kaoz Chandler vocal remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
64 Ways: The Remixes by Detroit Swindle feat Mayer Hawthorne on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kerri Kaoz Chandler instrumental remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
64 Ways: The Remixes by Detroit Swindle feat Mayer Hawthorne on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Detroit Swindle 65th way dub) - (7:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
64 Ways: The Remixes by Detroit Swindle feat Mayer Hawthorne on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne - Kraak & Smaak remix) - (7:03) 116 BPM
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Review: Detroit Swindle have been showing distinct signs of musical development in recent times, filling their debut album Boxed Out with sensual but floor-friendly deep house shot through with classic American influences. 64 Ways, featuring the delicious vocals of Stones Throw-affiliated blue-eyed soul boy Mayer Hawthorne, is a perfect example. Here, the slinky original is joined by a slew of new remixes. The undoubted highlight is Kerri Chandler's vocal take, which ekes even more soul out of Hawthorne's vocal before charging off on a tough, chunky percussive tip. Elsewhere, the Amsterdam duo delivers a tasty piano-heavy late night Dub, before fellow Dutch producers Kraak & Smaak weigh in with a stab-happy retro-futurist late '80s Belgian house take.
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Work Out EP
G 13024
21 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Work Out EP by MacKy Gee on G13 Cue Track
Work Out - (5:48) 180 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Work Out EP by MacKy Gee on G13 Cue Track
Load It (feat Thunda Banton - vip) - (4:32) 175 BPM
Work Out EP by MacKy Gee on G13 Cue Track
Signs Of Evil - (4:34) 175 BPM
Work Out EP by MacKy Gee on G13 Cue Track
Bounce (vip) - (4:24) 180 BPM
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Brothers & Sisters
MSNCD 001
23 Jun 14
Techno
In Brackets by Dark Sky on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Dark Sky - "In Brackets" - (6:26) 120 BPM
Brown Oxford by Archie Pelago on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Archie Pelago - "Brown Oxford" - (4:22) 120 BPM
Yacht Cruiser by Lumigraph on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Lumigraph - "Yacht Cruiser" - (6:31) 52 BPM
Woo Ha by General Ludd on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
General Ludd - "Woo Ha" - (5:55) 125 BPM
People Are Changing by Keita Sano on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Keita Sano - "People Are Changing" - (5:45) 123 BPM
Coleas Lullaby by Hank Jackson on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Hank Jackson - "Coleas Lullaby" - (3:56) 138 BPM
Shave by Hank Jackson on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Hank Jackson - "Shave" - (4:35) 126 BPM
Moscato B by Anthony Naples on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Anthony Naples - "Moscato B" - (5:24) 131 BPM
C by General Ludd on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
General Ludd - "C" - (9:02) 126 BPM
Cinema Club by Archie Pelago on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Archie Pelago - "Cinema Club" - (4:52) 125 BPM
Dawn Corner by Boya on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Boya - "Dawn Corner" - (6:33) 128 BPM
Shower Scene by Alex Burkat on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Alex Burkat - "Shower Scene" - (4:53) 117 BPM
Rare Bloom by Dark Sky on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Dark Sky - "Rare Bloom" - (6:05) 123 BPM
Kenosha (Amytal) by Gunnar Haslam on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Gunnar Haslam - "Kenosha (Amytal)" - (5:02) 95 BPM
Clear by Dark Sky on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Dark Sky - "Clear" - (5:22) 120 BPM
Brothers & Sisters by General Ludd on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
General Ludd - "Brothers & Sisters" - (5:09) 120 BPM
The House Of Haab by Archie Pelago on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Archie Pelago - "The House Of Haab" - (4:56) 92 BPM
Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom by Gunnar Haslam on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Gunnar Haslam - "Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom" - (2:41) 148 BPM
IYP by Dark Sky on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Dark Sky - "IYP" - (5:51) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ingram by Keita Sano on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Keita Sano - "Ingram" - (5:44) 124 BPM
The Idler by Boya on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Boya - "The Idler" - (7:00) 123 BPM
Cape Horn by Lumigraph on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Lumigraph - "Cape Horn" - (4:15) 125 BPM
Drummer Trix by Keita Sano on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Keita Sano - "Drummer Trix" - (5:23) 120 BPM
Frederyck Swerl by Archie Pelago on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Archie Pelago - "Frederyck Swerl" - (8:23) 138 BPM
Mad Disrespect by Anthony Naples on Mister Saturday Night Cue Track
Anthony Naples - "Mad Disrespect" - (5:42) 120 BPM
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Review: New York's venerable Mister Saturday Night imprint - an offshoot of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin's party series of the same name - has spent the last couple of years building a reputation as a go-to label for those who like their house and techno eccentric and left-of-centre. Here, they present a showcase of their output to date that mixes previously vinyl-only singles - see Lumigraph's "Yacht Cruiser", the murky jazz-house flex of Archie Pelago's "Brown Oxford" and General Ludd's sweaty "Woo-Ha" - with a swathe of previously unreleased cuts. These are uniformly excellent, with the murky future voodoo of General Ludd's "C" and Archie Pelago's jazz-funk jam "Cinema Club" standing out.
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Om Unit Presents: Cosmology
CBR 009
21 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Nuff Music by Om Unit & Moresounds on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Om Unit & Moresounds - "Nuff Music" - (3:42) 159 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
V7STX by Kromestar on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Kromestar - "V7STX" - (4:22) 162 BPM
Hunch by Danny Scrilla & Om Unit on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Danny Scrilla & Om Unit - "Hunch" (Epoch remix) - (4:48) 140 BPM
X by Danny Scrilla on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Danny Scrilla - "X" (VIP) - (6:06) 85 BPM
Sound Bizness by Moresounds on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Moresounds - "Sound Bizness" - (4:31) 160 BPM
I Bus' The Mic by EAN on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
EAN - "I Bus' The Mic" - (4:06) 53 BPM
Active Transformation by Boxcutter on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Boxcutter - "Active Transformation" (feat Star Fu) - (3:45) 160 BPM
Geometry by Danny Scrilla & Epoch on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Danny Scrilla & Epoch - "Geometry" - (3:48) 140 BPM