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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
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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".
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Dub Dread 5
DREADUK 029
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
The Outer Pull by Mara Man on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Mara Man - "The Outer Pull" - (4:58) 175 BPM
You Bring Me Down by Renegade Live on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Renegade Live - "You Bring Me Down" (feat Ray Keith) - (6:18) 58 BPM
Sinking Feeling by Savage Rehab on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Savage Rehab - "Sinking Feeling" (feat Messenjah) - (6:49) 174 BPM
Turn by Cabin Fever UK on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Cabin Fever UK - "Turn" - (3:44) 175 BPM
Call On You by Deploy on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Deploy - "Call On You" - (4:27) 175 BPM
Septic by Mainc, Trouble on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Mainc, Trouble - "Septic" (Vip remix) - (5:12) 175 BPM
Disclosure by Dubbist on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Dubbist - "Disclosure" - (5:13) 58 BPM
A Wicked Man by Tuscan on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Tuscan - "A Wicked Man" - (4:32) 175 BPM
Snake Oil by Sure Shock on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Sure Shock - "Snake Oil" - (4:58) 175 BPM
Divine Patterns by Ninja & Vital Sense on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Ninja & Vital Sense - "Divine Patterns" (feat BtheChemist) - (5:57) 172 BPM
We Got You by Nautilus on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Nautilus - "We Got You" - (5:31) 174 BPM
In My Head by Hiest on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Hiest - "In My Head" - (6:09) 58 BPM
Set Me Free by Jinx on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Jinx - "Set Me Free" (feat Shyna) - (5:11) 175 BPM
Everything Is Different Now by Bladerunner on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Bladerunner - "Everything Is Different Now" - (5:00) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Just A Moment by N Dread on Dread Recordings Cue Track
N Dread - "Just A Moment" (Vip remix) - (5:29) 172 BPM
Sirens Calling by Excalibur on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Excalibur - "Sirens Calling" (feat Essence) - (4:26) 175 BPM
Black Dragon by Mr Explicit on Dread Recordings Cue Track
Mr Explicit - "Black Dragon" (Vip remix) - (5:36) 58 BPM
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Review: Dread Recordings unleash their fifth mixtape of dancefloor stormers, and with 17 massive tracks to choose from, they're not mucking about. Spanning the entire genre of drum and bass from its old school beginnings to modern minimal and everything in between, there's something for every picky sub-genre bass aficionado. This tracklist of rising stars like Excalibur, Mara Man and Deploy sit alongside the likes of Savage Rehab and Renegade Live to pull off the biggest D&B event of the year. Hold tight, this is gonna get messy.
8
Past & Future EP
PLAYAZ 051D
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Past & Future by Annix on Playaz Cue Track
Annix - "Past & Future" - (5:15) 173 BPM
Battle Station by Decimal Bass on Playaz Cue Track
Decimal Bass - "Battle Station" - (4:48) 175 BPM
Visions by Konichi on Playaz Cue Track
Konichi - "Visions" - (4:45) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Take It Back by Annix on Playaz Cue Track
Annix - "Take It Back" - (4:31) 173 BPM
Near Me by Decimal Bass on Playaz Cue Track
Decimal Bass - "Near Me" - (4:25) 175 BPM
Entrance by Konichi on Playaz Cue Track
Konichi - "Entrance" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Review: A full-flavoured six-track slab of naughtiness right here from Annix and its two members. The title track steps so sharply there's a danger you may cut your ears but the moody minor piano chords and a dramatic drop make for the perfect ointment. "Take It Back" is a much skittier, switchy rave homage that jitters and jumps with a cool sense of unpredictability. Decimal Bass's contributions add further weight and range: "Battle Station" will unleash your inner ugly with a bassline that's so wild and unkempt it will genuinely sweep you off your feet while "Near Me" is a soaring vocal workout that's almost reminiscent of the Ram Trilogy material 15 years ago. Konichi's creations add further contrast: "Visions" looks towards deeper corners of the dance as it rolls with bulbous bass and Daft Punkian vocal work, while "Entrance" scuffs and growls with heady hypnosis. Truly something for everyone.
9
Desire Paths
SHACD 009
27 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Perseverance - (3:44) 58 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Beneath The Skies - (5:12) 175 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Looking For Diversion (feat Lucy Kitchen) - (4:35) 174 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Stolen Hours (interlude) - (1:29) 133 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Music Is Music - (6:02) 57 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Night Vision - (5:16) 175 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Innermost - (4:57) 58 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Imperfections (interlude) - (1:56) 140 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Tectonic - (4:52) 58 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Mucky Jeff - (3:49) 194 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
One Way - (5:12) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Like A Memory (feat Pat Fulgoni) - (5:35) 175 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Desire Paths (interlude) - (1:11) 165 BPM
Desire Paths by Technimatic on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Lost Time - (5:31) 58 BPM
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Played by: Zen Dub
Review: In their official biography, Technimatic describe their particular take on musically rich liquid D&B as "hyper-coloured". In many ways, it's an apt description. Certainly, there's a baggy vibrancy to this belated debut album, which is gloriously breezy and deliciously soulful from start to finish. There's an almost horizontal feel to the duo's classic blends of vintage jungle rhythms, drifting vocals - most notable on the beautiful "Looking For Diversion", featuring the folksy voice of Lucy Kitchen - twinkling pianos, undulating strings and sun-bright chords. This kind of liquid jungle is always eminently listenable, but Andy Powell and Peter Rogers' particular take on the style is more cultured and mature than most. As a result, Desire Paths is an impressive and hugely enjoyable body of work.
10
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 Biggest-selling track on this release
Mad Summer EP by Old Nick on SWEEP Cue Track
CSC (masteredit) - (4:40) 122 BPM
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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!
12
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.
13
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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Insided
TEP 024
21 Jul 14
Deep House
Insided by DJ Steef on The Exquisite Pain Recordings Cue Track
Insided (Jad & The Ladyboy Reinterpretation) - (4:54) 118 BPM
Insided by DJ Steef on The Exquisite Pain Recordings Cue Track
Insided (Mono vocal mix) - (7:10) 116 BPM
Insided by DJ Steef on The Exquisite Pain Recordings Cue Track
Insided (original mix) - (7:00) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Back For More Part 2 (remixes)
PAR 026
28 Jul 14
UK Garage
Back For More Part 2 (remixes) by Mr Dubz on Project Allout Cue Track
Back For More Part 2 - (5:21) 133 BPM
Back For More Part 2 (remixes) by Mr Dubz on Project Allout Cue Track
Back For More Part 2 (Flava D remix) - (3:45) 132 BPM
Back For More Part 2 (remixes) by Mr Dubz on Project Allout Cue Track
Back For More Part 2 (Spooky remix) - (5:51) 136 BPM
Back For More Part 2 (remixes) by Mr Dubz on Project Allout Cue Track
Back For More Part 2 (Deadbeat UK remix) - (5:10) 133 BPM
Back For More Part 2 (remixes) by Mr Dubz on Project Allout Cue Track
Back For More Part 2 (Moony remix) - (4:42) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Back For More Part 2 (remixes) by Mr Dubz on Project Allout Cue Track
Back For More Part 2 (Dr Cryptic remix) - (5:53) 133 BPM
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Review: Undiluted chop-slapping 4/4 speed garage vibes from genre-melting UK filth peddler Mr Dubz, "Back For More" ignites with a salvo of old school detuned synth stabs before switching the unpredictability vibe with a bassline so sick it needs medical health insurance. Remix-wise Flava D focusses purely on the darkness with a fine-tuned bass warp, Spooky adds a sinewy grimey flavour, Deadbeat gets twisted with a repurposed dubstep bassline, Moony injects a jazzier sensation with chopped vocals and neat organ additions while Dr Cryptic closes the show on a heavy edge with a bassline that dynamically flickers from far away to right in your face. All angles covered, whichever remix fits your set the best, we guarantee you'll be coming back for more.
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Smoke & Mirrors EP
SMOKEDIGI 014
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Smoke & Mirrors EP by Jaydan/Upfront on Smokin Riddims Cue Track
Mirrors - (6:11) 175 BPM
Smoke & Mirrors EP by Jaydan/Upfront on Smokin Riddims Cue Track
Blow Out - (4:28) 175 BPM
Smoke & Mirrors EP by Jaydan/Upfront on Smokin Riddims Cue Track
Empty Threats - (4:27) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Smoke & Mirrors EP by Jaydan/Upfront on Smokin Riddims Cue Track
Fear Nothing - (4:27) 175 BPM
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Review: Jaydan and Upfront are a monstrous partnership. Both highly skilled in the heavy, show-stopping jump up dynamics, the pair complement each other perfectly. "Mirrors" is a composition of true contrast as the floaty ravey synths give way to a crude, potty mouthed bass lick. "Blow Out" lives up to its name with a vicious midrange bass lead that swipes and swathes with undiluted menace and neat switch ups on the fills. Further on we hit "Empty Threats", a track that swings with more of a triplet flavour and a much darker, deeper bass texture that groans ominously over the funky drum dynamic. "Fear Nothing" finishes the set on a stark steppy note. Armed with yet another concrete-ripping bassline, the real action can be found amid the subby bubbles on the fills. Heavyweight.
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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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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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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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Call You Back
FF 054
28 Jul 14
Bass
Call You Back by Billy Kenny on Four40 Cue Track
Call You Back - (5:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Call You Back by Billy Kenny on Four40 Cue Track
Work - (5:32) 62 BPM
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Review: The UK's Billy Kenny makes his debut on the always-on-point, Four40! Kenny is a pure garage wizard, with a sound that could seriously rip up the floor. "Call You Back" features one of those basslines which you can leave on loop for hours, allowing it to seduce you into its incessant rhythm, providing a tune for the late-night hours that you can mix in with just about anything. "Work" is similarly funky and loaded with bone-shaking low-end, except this time Mr.Kenny is in an even nastier mood. Fire!
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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.
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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.
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Groove With It
LFR 007
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Groove With It by Break on Life Recordings Cue Track
Groove With It - (4:26) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Groove With It by Break on Life Recordings Cue Track
Soldier - (6:19) 174 BPM
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Played by: Zen Dub
Review: What can we say about Break that hasn't already been said? This man is D&B mythology - every producer namechecks, every DJ represents, every soldier on the dancefloor knows that Break equals neck-snapping quality of the highest order. Both tunes on this release are, it goes without saying, superb, but both come from different dark places. "Groove With it" is the stepper you want, "Soldier" is the heavy, bottomed-out, snare-flailing dangerzone you need. Drum and bass for the connoisseur who still likes to get messed up when it suits. Beautiful.
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Calypso Allstars Volume 6
CALYPSOD 006
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Black Jack by Turno on Calypso Muzak Cue Track
Turno - "Black Jack" (Heist remix) - (4:18) 180 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
U'll Die by Ceph on Calypso Muzak Cue Track
Ceph - "U'll Die" - (4:24) 175 BPM
The Experiment by Too Greezey on Calypso Muzak Cue Track
Too Greezey - "The Experiment" - (5:15) 175 BPM
Unspeakable by Sativa Dub, Silent Type & Skore on Calypso Muzak Cue Track
Sativa Dub, Silent Type & Skore - "Unspeakable" - (4:27) 175 BPM
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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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Darknet
UA 007
28 Jul 14
Deep Dubstep
Darknet by Indiji on Uprise Audio Cue Track
Darknet - (6:58) 140 BPM
Darknet by Indiji on Uprise Audio Cue Track
Shake The Foundations - (6:30) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Hotly tipped emerging talent from London, Indiji lets rip with his Uprise debut. "Darknet" comes with a bassline heartbeat that palpitates so hard and erratically it's borderline coronary. Squiggling and wriggling over the industrial strength swing, it instantly captures you right in depths of your belly. Further on we hit "Shake The Foundations", a track that truly lives up to its name. Demonstrative spatial science is applied as a rich warm bassline plays one-note chicken with the titanium riddim. Debuts really don't come more authoritative than this; we're anticipating big things for Indiji in the near future.
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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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The Beggars Don't Choose (Remixes)
WDR 013
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
The Beggars Don't Choose (Remixes) by Eazy on Walking Dead Recordings Cue Track
Lost One (Macky Gee remix) - (4:24) 178 BPM
The Beggars Don't Choose (Remixes) by Eazy on Walking Dead Recordings Cue Track
Vengeance (Dominator remix) - (4:20) 178 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Beggars Don't Choose (Remixes) by Eazy on Walking Dead Recordings Cue Track
No Shame (Lyptikal remix) - (4:50) 178 BPM
The Beggars Don't Choose (Remixes) by Eazy on Walking Dead Recordings Cue Track
Legal Crime (VIP) - (5:07) 133 BPM
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Out There
36HTZ 042
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Out There by DJ Hybrid on 36 Hertz Recordings Cue Track
Nothing Left - (5:11) 176 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Out There by DJ Hybrid on 36 Hertz Recordings Cue Track
Bring It On - (5:56) 58 BPM
Out There by DJ Hybrid on 36 Hertz Recordings Cue Track
Smash & Grab - (4:28) 58 BPM
Out There by DJ Hybrid on 36 Hertz Recordings Cue Track
Reach (feat My Selecta) - (4:21) 149 BPM
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Review: Crisp, futuristic sounds come courtesy of UK's own J Hybrid, a producer who's seemingly more prolific every single month that passes. This time he turns his paranoid junglist sounds to 36 Hertz, and first track "Nothing Else" is a blending high-powered dancefloor filler powered by the manifestly dark thoughts that fill his best productions. "Bring It On" changes the mood completely, with sizzling horns sampled over big punches of bass and jungle breaks and as "Smash and Grab" moves into cinematic territory with widescreen atmospherics we almost forgot where we were...until the drop. "Reach" rounds this stonker of an EP up with the soundtrack to a true old school rave. Bring the energy.
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Sneaky
OT 009
21 Jul 14
Deep House
Sneaky by Jasper James on Optimo Trax Cue Track
Sneaky - (6:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sneaky by Jasper James on Optimo Trax Cue Track
Listen To My Buttons - (6:53) 122 BPM
Sneaky by Jasper James on Optimo Trax Cue Track
V Moog - (6:16) 125 BPM
Sneaky by Jasper James on Optimo Trax Cue Track
V Moog (Hillhead Young Team remix) - (6:38) 125 BPM
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Re Visions Vol 3: The Stevie Edition
GAMM 082
28 Sep 12
Funk
Re Visions Vol 3: The Stevie Edition by The Reflex on Gamm Cue Track
I Wish - (9:24) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Re Visions Vol 3: The Stevie Edition by The Reflex on Gamm Cue Track
Higher Ground - (6:33) 125 BPM
Re Visions Vol 3: The Stevie Edition by The Reflex on Gamm Cue Track
Sir Duke - (6:39) 106 BPM
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Review: Gamm is an established re-edit and mash-up label that's managed to repeatedly dig up new-old gems since the early Noughties. Having previously tackled Marvin Gaye's back catalogue, The Reflex return with a new EP and this time they've gone Stevie Wonder crazy; providing re-workings of three of the great man's tunes. First up is "I Wish", a nine minute elaboration of the one people think is called 'Sneakin' Out The Back Door...' and one which does a lot to reverse the damage done by Will Smith on his "Wild Wild West" tune. "Higher Ground" is teased out and into a more DJ-friendly format and finally things on high with "Sir Duke" (the one everyone thinks is called 'You Can Feel It All Over'), which gets embellished with a subtle 4/4 beat and big, splashy and celebratory cymbals.
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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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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
Gentrification by Om Unit & Danny Scrilla on Cosmic Bridge Cue Track
Om Unit & Danny Scrilla - "Gentrification" - (3:58) 86 BPM
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V's Edits Two Years Anniversary Edition
VHR 25
14 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Whole Lotta by Zed Leppelin on Vehicle Cue Track
Zed Leppelin - "Whole Lotta" (V dub edit) - (6:08) 101 BPM
Believer by Johnny Crash on Vehicle Cue Track
Johnny Crash - "Believer" (V Pick Up edit) - (5:56) 124 BPM
Like Dancing by Rose-Rolls on Vehicle Cue Track
Rose-Rolls - "Like Dancing" (V Triple Bass edit) - (5:28) 113 BPM
Lose Your Elf by DP on Vehicle Cue Track
DP - "Lose Your Elf" (V Daft & The Dafter edit) - (7:42) 110 BPM
Hush by Billy Royal on Vehicle Cue Track
Billy Royal - "Hush" (V edit) - (3:44) 111 BPM
Machine by J5 on Vehicle Cue Track
J5 - "Machine" (V Low Bars edit) - (5:02) 114 BPM
Good Or Bad by All Brown on Vehicle Cue Track
All Brown - "Good Or Bad" (V edit) - (5:36) 114 BPM
Slip & Do It by Wetty Bright on Vehicle Cue Track
Wetty Bright - "Slip & Do It" (V Feels So Good edit) - (5:56) 105 BPM
Still You by Augustine & Edwardian Hipsters on Vehicle Cue Track
Augustine & Edwardian Hipsters - "Still You" (V Ancora edit) - (4:56) 115 BPM
Thank You by Fly & Samily Stone on Vehicle Cue Track
Fly & Samily Stone - "Thank You" (V To The Bone edit) - (8:29) 115 BPM
Come Together by The Monk on Vehicle Cue Track
The Monk - "Come Together" (V edit) - (4:28) 120 BPM
Lonely Town by Will Bothers on Vehicle Cue Track
Will Bothers - "Lonely Town" (V Dark Streets edit) - (6:27) 98 BPM
One Step by Maxime Brown on Vehicle Cue Track
Maxime Brown - "One Step" (V dub edit) - (6:11) 111 BPM
On The Road by Carabas on Vehicle Cue Track
Carabas - "On The Road" (V edit) - (6:00) 120 BPM
Wild Boys by DD on Vehicle Cue Track
DD - "Wild Boys" (V Re-extended edit) - (7:29) 118 BPM
You Got Me, Really by Skinks on Vehicle Cue Track
Skinks - "You Got Me, Really" (V Under extended Peak edit) - (4:39) 128 BPM
Lucinda by Betty's on Vehicle Cue Track
Betty's - "Lucinda" (V Where's 1 edit) - (4:44) 110 BPM
Some Body 2 Love by Aifferson J-Plane on Vehicle Cue Track
Aifferson J-Plane - "Some Body 2 Love" (V edit) - (3:58) 130 BPM
Cause! by Party Schmitt on Vehicle Cue Track
Party Schmitt - "Cause!" (V dub & Bass version) - (5:02) 122 BPM
Summer In The City by The Laughing Spoonful on Vehicle Cue Track
The Laughing Spoonful - "Summer In The City" (V Somesynth edit) - (6:08) 110 BPM
Belly Boogie by TMT Orchestra on Vehicle Cue Track
TMT Orchestra - "Belly Boogie" (V edit) - (7:07) 110 BPM
(This Will Be) Everlasting by Natalie's on Vehicle Cue Track
Natalie's - "(This Will Be) Everlasting" (Summerlove V edit) - (5:32) 124 BPM
Highest Ground by Wonder's on Vehicle Cue Track
Wonder's - "Highest Ground" (V Clap & Bass edit) - (5:17) 123 BPM
Bonnie & Clyde by Monsieur S & Mademoiselle B on Vehicle Cue Track
Monsieur S & Mademoiselle B - "Bonnie & Clyde" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (5:31) 108 BPM
Get It On by TRAX on Vehicle Cue Track
TRAX - "Get It On" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (5:07) 128 BPM
Crosstown by Jimmie's on Vehicle Cue Track
Jimmie's - "Crosstown" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (2:55) 115 BPM
Last Strike by IBB on Vehicle Cue Track
IBB - "Last Strike" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (7:28) 106 BPM
Master Blaster by Stevie's on Vehicle Cue Track
Stevie's - "Master Blaster" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (7:14) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rose Of Duffy by The H Experiment on Vehicle Cue Track
The H Experiment - "Rose Of Duffy" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (3:31) 128 BPM
Sunshine by Another Dimension on Vehicle Cue Track
Another Dimension - "Sunshine" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (4:26) 120 BPM
Will Survive by Pancake on Vehicle Cue Track
Pancake - "Will Survive" (V Old-Skool edit - bonus track) - (5:13) 96 BPM
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Review: What more can we possibly say about nu-disco producer Valique and his two-year bootleg/edit/mash-up blitzkreig that we haven't already said? Listening back over these 31 offerings it becomes apparent that this is simply the soundtrack to one seriously mighty party. There are simply just so many dancing-on-tables moments here (we'll let him away with some of the shockers) including the grooved up DM cover "Personal Jesus" by Johnny Cash, the surreal, intoxicating deep disco take on Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and the dreamy paradise melodies of "Still You". Here's to the next couple of years!
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Brazilian Team Mixed By DJ Patife
LUVBT 001
28 Jul 14
Drum And Bass
Brazil by Zilli on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Zilli - "Brazil" (feat Laddy EMZ) - (7:32) 174 BPM
I Never Tought by Mayforms on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Mayforms - "I Never Tought" - (5:33) 174 BPM
Got Me Waiting by Critycal Dub on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Critycal Dub - "Got Me Waiting" - (5:07) 175 BPM
All Night Long by Oliver Ferrer on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Oliver Ferrer - "All Night Long" - (4:59) 173 BPM
Someone by Andrezz on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Andrezz - "Someone" - (5:41) 172 BPM
Danco Sem Parar by Subsid on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Subsid - "Danco Sem Parar" - (6:05) 172 BPM
Bare Your Soul by Simplification & Translate on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Simplification & Translate - "Bare Your Soul" (feat Regina) - (6:15) 174 BPM
Flash by DJ Chap on LuvDisaster Cue Track
DJ Chap - "Flash" - (5:48) 172 BPM
Pressure by Drumagick on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Drumagick - "Pressure" - (6:14) 175 BPM
Can You Get It by Level 2 on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Level 2 - "Can You Get It" - (5:09) 175 BPM
Ask Me A Question by CABLE on LuvDisaster Cue Track
CABLE - "Ask Me A Question" - (5:38) 173 BPM
Rude Clap by L-Side on LuvDisaster Cue Track
L-Side - "Rude Clap" - (5:38) 57 BPM
Falling Down by Poeck on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Poeck - "Falling Down" (feat Anne Noronha) - (5:38) 172 BPM
The Last Of Us by Dirtbag on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Dirtbag - "The Last Of Us" - (6:08) 172 BPM
Moon Green by DJ Rusty on LuvDisaster Cue Track
DJ Rusty - "Moon Green" - (4:53) 175 BPM
Moves Your Soul by Young G on LuvDisaster Cue Track
Young G - "Moves Your Soul" - (5:40) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Extra Minutes by DuoScience on LuvDisaster Cue Track
DuoScience - "Extra Minutes" - (5:41) 170 BPM
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Played by: Zen Dub
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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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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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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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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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