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Deep In The Jungle Anthems 3
DEEPIN 032
13 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Epicentre - "Foundation" - (5:06) 57 BPM
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DJ Cautious - "Fat Booty" (Brian Brainstorm remix) - (4:53) 175 BPM
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DJ Hybrid - "What Else" (VIP mix) - (5:12) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sound Shifter - "They Call It Murder" - (5:55) 175 BPM
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RMS - "Burning Up" - (5:29) 175 BPM
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Java - "Junglestep" (DJ Hybrid remix) - (4:24) 175 BPM
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BassFlexx - "Original Plameican Bwoy" - (5:42) 175 BPM
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DJ Cautious - "Rough Love" (K Jah remix) - (6:36) 175 BPM
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Section - "Black Magic" - (5:40) 58 BPM
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Hungry T - "Space Chase" (Sound Shifter remix) - (5:15) 175 BPM
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MSdoS - "Unidentified" - (4:48) 176 BPM
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Riffz & Jahnglist Bwoy - "Bad Luck" (DJ Hybrid remix) - (4:57) 170 BPM
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Evade - "Reverse" - (6:22) 171 BPM
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DJ Hybrid - "Timeless" (DJ Vapour remix) - (5:06) 55 BPM
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DJ Cautious - "Slam" - (5:11) 175 BPM
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Brocka T - "All Krew" - (5:00) 57 BPM
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Riffz & BassFlexx - "Turn Dem Back" - (5:56) 175 BPM
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Kartoon - "Everyday Erbalist" (Xian Juan remix) - (4:31) 170 BPM
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Dcision & RMS - "Freedom Mofo" - (5:07) 58 BPM
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Pull Up Collective - "Big Up" (Epicentre remix) - (4:33) 59 BPM
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DJ L.A.B - "Eradication" (VIP mix) - (5:32) 174 BPM
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Junglistic - "Now Hear Dis" - (5:57) 162 BPM
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The Mighty Dreadnaut - "Junglist Ronin" (DJ Hybrid remix) - (5:00) 175 BPM
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RMS - "Ghetto Messiah" (Dope Ammo remix) - (3:58) 175 BPM
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Kumarachi - "Lovebox Return" - (4:52) 58 BPM
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Jumanji - "Kung Fu Tiger" - (5:55) 58 BPM
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Pull Up Collective - "Bumbaclaat" - (4:23) 58 BPM
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Epicentre - "Duppied Inna Dance" - (4:30) 174 BPM
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Jungle Citizenz - "Transmission" - (4:27) 175 BPM
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SR - "Tokyo Soul" - (5:51) 175 BPM
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Barbican - "Fires At Night" - (5:55) 176 BPM
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Kumarachi - "Atoms" (feat Kay Lee) - (6:20) 174 BPM
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RMS - "Forward Ever" - (4:46) 175 BPM
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Review: Nothing says happy new year better than a 33-track jungle package. Ripping into the year in the same spirit they shredded 2016 with, DITJ have delivered something serious special here as some of modern jungle's finest creative minds: the never-failing DJ Hybrid slams the hammer down with the enormous VIP of "What Else", RMS continues his rich vein of form with some dagger-like samplecraft on the dancehall scorching "Burning Up", Section conjures up the spirit of Raindance past with some crafty drum-dicing "Black Magic" while Evade will turn you inside out on his trippy-assed amen omen "Reverse"... And that's just four of over thirty moments. Trust... We can't stress how massive this is.
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He Is The Voice I Hear
WSB 001
09 Jan 17
Deep House
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He Is The Voice I Hear - (10:29) 118 BPM
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Review: There's naturally been plenty of hype surrounding The Black Madonna's "He Is The Voice I Hear", which originally dropped on a single-sided 12" at the tail end of 2016. It's undoubtedly the fast-rising Chicagoan's best record to date, and feels like an unashamed tribute to Patrick Cowley's fine productions for disco icon Sylvester. While there are mournful notes - check the extended, beat-less piano intro -it doesn't take long to turn into a deliciously muscular, Italo-disco style chugger laden with razor-sharp strings, bubbling acid lines, and the kind of fluid piano solos that were once a hall mark of Frankie Knuckles' remixes. In other words, it's a fine contemporary disco record from one of dance music's most notable DJs of recent times.
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Playaz Drum & Bass 2016
PLAYAZDIGITAL 011
02 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Potential Badboy - "Revolution" (feat Demolition Man & Show Stephens - Tyke remix) - (5:02) 175 BPM
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Jam Thieves - "Minimal Funk" - (4:27) 174 BPM
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Decimal Bass - "Work For Nothing" - (4:49) 173 BPM
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Taxman - "Too Bad" (remix) - (5:13) 175 BPM
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BassBrothers - "WTF" - (4:27) 174 BPM
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Tyke - "Dream Catcher" (feat Yisrael) - (4:27) 177 BPM
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Jam Thieves - "Obey The Curfew" - (4:52) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Annix - "Jungle Consumes Everything" (feat Teddy Killerz) - (4:03) 174 BPM
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Sub Zero & Majistrate - "Weapon Of Choice" - (4:48) 174 BPM
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Konichi - "Reverse Cold" - (4:31) 172 BPM
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BassBrothers - "Dunno A Dread" - (4:06) 175 BPM
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Drumsound & Bassline Smith - "Cobra" - (4:13) 174 BPM
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Shimah - "Original Sound" - (6:41) 172 BPM
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Jam Thieves - "The Hangman" - (4:28) 172 BPM
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Decimal Bass - "Taken It All" (feat Benji Clements) - (4:38) 173 BPM
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Sub Zero & DJ Limited - "How To Act" - (5:16) 175 BPM
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BassBrothers - "I'm Out" (feat Kyara) - (4:46) 175 BPM
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Taxman - "Nightshade" (Upgrade remix) - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Jam Thieves & BassBrothers - "Favela" - (4:33) 172 BPM
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Tyke Featuring Daddy Earl - "Lose Control" - (4:47) 175 BPM
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Annix - "Crash" - (4:04) 174 BPM
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Majistrate & Turno - "Worlds End" - (5:16) 175 BPM
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Jam Thieves - "Doping" - (4:25) 175 BPM
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Prestige - "Life & Death" - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Annix - "Slaughtered" (feat Ragga Twins) - (3:20) 174 BPM
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Played by: 6Blocc
Review: Time flies when you're a junglist... Reflecting the bossman DJ Hype's all-style signature as a selector, Playaz output covered the spectrum in style last year. You want sun-dappled soulful fire? Look for Potential Badboy. You want dirt munching gully? Look for Annix. You want leftfield stripped back surreal dark funk? Look for Bass Brothers or Jam Thieves. You want to get knocked the heck out? Look up Taxman, Prestige and Tyke. So many corners covered they smashed walls down to create new ones, Playaz killed it in 2016... Here are 25 reasons why.
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The Reload Lp (Part 4)
GUN 020
25 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Turno & Stormin MC - "Rakklesnake" - (5:18) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heist - "Hit The Beans" - (4:54) 175 BPM
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Murdock - "Creator" - (5:29) 175 BPM
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Jaydan - "Murdering Monster" - (3:44) 175 BPM
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Jack The Ripper - "He Takes It In Water" - (4:26) 175 BPM
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RV & Garry K - "Chemtrails" - (5:15) 174 BPM
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Skinley - "Step Up" - (4:07) 174 BPM
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Jaxx - "Combinations" - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Jeopardize - "The Whole Shebang" - (4:27) 175 BPM
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Vacuum - "Gone" - (4:30) 175 BPM
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Blackley - "TMI" - (4:30) 175 BPM
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Meladee - "Weed Eatter" - (4:24) 175 BPM
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Fubar - "Cruisin" - (4:32) 180 BPM
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Kre & Basshoven - "Train Wreck" - (3:44) 175 BPM
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Rowney & Propz - "In Demand" - (4:32) 175 BPM
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Complex - "Courser" - (4:34) 178 BPM
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Danee B - "Revenge" - (4:27) 173 BPM
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Phobos D - "Klepton" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Replicant - "Suicide" - (4:25) 175 BPM
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Sly - "Raw" - (3:39) 175 BPM
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Ruffstuff - "Than Thing" (aka Lean) - (4:26) 175 BPM
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Raz - "Confined" - (3:01) 172 BPM
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Danger - "Cut That" - (3:42) 175 BPM
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Played by: Sektor, 6Blocc
Review: SHOTS FIRED! Gun Audio continue their Reload series with another epic slab of forthright freshness from some of the most respected names in the game: From master craftsman OGs like Heist, Murdock, Rowney & Propz and Jaydan to unavoidable hurter heroes Turno to exciting new talents like Jaxx, Vacuum and Meladee, it's a premiership rollcall each packing a heavyweight punch. Highlights across the 23-strong collection include Jaydan's reverse-stringing, cat-strangling freak out on "Murdering Monster", the hornet bass shakes and switches of Jaxx's "Combinations" and the frog chorus on Blackley's "TMI" but that really is the tip of the most explosive V/A album Gun Audio have ever detonated. Reload means reload.
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Formation 2016 (unmixed tracks)
FORMLP 021D
13 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Soul Savaz - "In Your Name" (feat DJ SS, High Roll & Victor) - (5:15) 174 BPM
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Bladerunner - "Pulsar VIP" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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DJ SS - "Spiritually Connected" (feat Victor) - (5:59) 175 BPM
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NC-17 - "Bronx Roller" - (4:27) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spexion - "Cabin Fever" (DJ SS remix) - (5:20) 175 BPM
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High Roll - "Reverser VIP" - (5:51) 174 BPM
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Sweet N Sikka - "Rebuke" - (4:03) 172 BPM
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Cyclic & DJ SS - "Nostalgia" - (5:40) 175 BPM
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Spexion - "Votex" (Sikka remix) - (5:01) 175 BPM
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Benny V, Dfrnt Lvls & Entice MC - "Skank Pit" - (4:23) 174 BPM
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Slavedrivers - "Stranger Danger" - (5:13) 172 BPM
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Druggy & Rad - "Shackout" - (3:13) 170 BPM
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DJ SS & MC Warren G - "Walk Through The Valley" - (6:14) 170 BPM
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Bladerunner - "Love So True" - (5:15) 175 BPM
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Soul Savaz, DJ SS, High Roll, Victor & Tisu - "From My Heart To The Heavens" - (6:00) 173 BPM
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Dushi - "Summertime" - (4:17) 175 BPM
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DJ SS & Greenlaw - "New Jazz" - (6:47) 170 BPM
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Decline & Ignore - "Shadows" - (4:56) 172 BPM
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High Roll & NC-17 - "Jazz Noir" - (4:29) 175 BPM
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DJ SS & Critical Impact - "This Is For The Streets" - (6:00) 175 BPM
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Kihmera - "No Turning Back" - (4:50) 175 BPM
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High Roll - "Make Up Your Mind" (feat DJ SS) - (5:58) 174 BPM
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NC-17 - "4 Da Headz" (feat Ray Uptown) - (4:09) 174 BPM
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Subsonik - "Spectre" - (5:57) 175 BPM
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Rockman - "Snow Walk VIP" - (5:00) 174 BPM
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Oder - "Four Thousand Miles" - (4:38) 174 BPM
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Alter Ego & Scoop - "Galactic Spies" - (5:12) 175 BPM
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Sweet & Sikka - "The Countdown" - (4:19) 174 BPM
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Oder - "Dance 2 The Rhythm" - (4:40) 174 BPM
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Rockman - "The Machine" - (3:49) 174 BPM
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Sikka & DJ SS - "Bring It Low" - (4:34) 174 BPM
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DJ SS & Critical Impact - "Switch Plate" - (5:53) 175 BPM
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Formation 2016 (continuous DJ mix) - (1:07:33) 175 BPM
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Review: Formation, officially the longest running drum & bass label of all time, battens down the 2017 hatches with an incredible package of future fire. Gloves are off from the starts as the likes of Bladerunner charges up "Pulsar" with giddy VIP energy and NC-17 tickles our classic jungle fancy with "Bronx Roller" within the first few tracks while, deeper into the selection, Sweet & Sikka go all-out tech funk naughty with "Rebuke" and Benny V, Dfrnt Lvls & Entice get you thrusting lighters you didn't even know you owned. It's great to see label founder and all-round legend SS appearing so heavily across the album with his tracks, too... "Love So True" is a masterclass in classic early 2000s style dreamy soul, "New Jazz" takes us back to an EZ Rollers era and his Soul Saverz material continue to carve its own exciting unique conscious path. No other label has the heritage of Formation.
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Funk Diversity EP
HOTDIGIT 028
19 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Coming On Strong - (8:27) 103 BPM
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Don't Really Wanna Stop - (7:17) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I'm Gonna Getcha - (7:50) 108 BPM
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In The Rain - (6:36) 108 BPM
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Want Me - (5:27) 116 BPM
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We Can Dance - (5:38) 121 BPM
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Andy C Nightlife 6
RAMMLP 19D
22 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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DC Breaks - "Shaman" - (5:07) 175 BPM
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Mind Vortex - "Hotbox" - (4:32) 172 BPM
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Audio - "Headroom VIP" (original mix) - (5:16) 174 BPM
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Mind Vortex - "Gravity" - (4:29) 174 BPM
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Wilkinson - "Direction" - (4:47) 174 BPM
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Frankee - "Black Heart" - (4:54) 174 BPM
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Andy C - "Workout" - (4:07) 174 BPM
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Culture Shock - "Troglodyte" - (5:15) 174 BPM
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Loadstar & Jakes - "Warrior" - (3:50) 174 BPM
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Fourward - "Streetknowledge" - (5:12) 175 BPM
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Cabin Fever - "Hard Goin" - (4:35) 175 BPM
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Bass Brothers - "Jamaican Thug" - (4:50) 175 BPM
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Sub Focus - "Druggy" - (4:49) 174 BPM
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DC Breaks - "Swag" - (5:11) 174 BPM
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Hive - "Neo" (Audio remix) - (6:03) 174 BPM
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Gridlok & Prolix - "Riot" - (5:07) 172 BPM
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Audio - "Bag Of Bones" - (5:24) 174 BPM
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DC Breaks & Camden Cox - "Burning" - (4:45) 175 BPM
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DC Breaks - "Slugs" - (4:56) 175 BPM
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June Miller & Nymfo - "Misfits" - (4:44) 172 BPM
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Kove - "Searching" - (4:13) 174 BPM
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Wilkinson - "Afterglow" - (3:45) 174 BPM
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Major Lazer & Amber Coffman - "Get Free" (Andy C remix) - (5:20) 176 BPM
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Seba - "Under The Sun" - (6:13) 175 BPM
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Rudimental & Foxes - "Right Here" (Andy C remix) - (3:14) 174 BPM
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Chase & Status & Moko - "Count On Me" (Andy C mix) - (4:18) 172 BPM
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Break - "Music Is Better" - (5:36) 174 BPM
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Emperor & Enei - "Liberation" - (2:30) 172 BPM
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Camo & Krooked - "Ruhepuls" - (4:24) 175 BPM
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Chris SU & Mira - "Together In The Night" - (5:20) 174 BPM
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Sub Focus - "Eclipse" - (4:41) 174 BPM
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Wilkinson - "Take You Higher" - (4:47) 174 BPM
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Un-Cut - "Midnight" (MIST VIP remix) - (6:24) 175 BPM
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D Bridge & Vegas - "True Romance VIP" - (6:27) 174 BPM
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Chords - "Biting Point" - (5:41) 175 BPM
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DJ Fresh & Rizzle Kicks - "Skyhighatrist" (instrumental) - (3:06) 174 BPM
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Shimon & Andy C - "Quest" - (6:06) 164 BPM
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Netsky - "Tomorrow's Another Day VIP" - (5:41) 175 BPM
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Andy C - "Haunting" - (5:40) 174 BPM
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Delta Heavy - "Turbine" (original mix) - (4:34) 174 BPM
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Rene LaVice - "Style Biters" (original mix) - (4:28) 174 BPM
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Camo & Krooked - "Afterlife" (Bcee remix) - (4:28) 175 BPM
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SPY - "Warrior Dub" - (5:23) 175 BPM
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High Contrast - "If We Ever" - (5:07) 173 BPM
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Unknown Error & Janine Small - "Rising" - (4:55) 172 BPM
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DC Breaks - "Proton" - (5:09) 175 BPM
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Chase & Status & Liam Bailey - "Blind Faith" (Loadstar remix) - (4:11) 173 BPM
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Loadstar - "Dr. Karg" (Abstr4ct remix) - (4:10) 172 BPM
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Break - "Steam Train" - (5:58) 174 BPM
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Mob Tactics - "Wolf Trap" - (5:33) 175 BPM
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Gridlok & Prolix - "Revenge" - (4:36) 172 BPM
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Eastcolors - "Murderer" (Audio & Meth remix) - (4:30) 172 BPM
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L 33 - "Discrete" - (4:55) 172 BPM
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Rene LaVice - "Portland" - (4:31) 173 BPM
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Kelle - "Radiophobia" - (4:27) 57 BPM
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Dub Phizix - "Happy Five" - (6:30) 58 BPM
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Chase & Status - "No Problem VIP" - (4:31) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Xtrah - "The Base" - (4:55) 57 BPM
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Stealth & Codebreaker - "Nightfall" - (5:27) 59 BPM
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Black Sun Empire - "Arraikis" (Noisia remix) - (6:11) 58 BPM
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Hazard - "Time Tripping" - (5:14) 175 BPM
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The Prototypes - "Just Bounce" - (3:40) 174 BPM
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InsideInfo & Mefjus - "Mythos VIP" - (5:12) 172 BPM
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Teddy Killerz - "Impossible" - (6:09) 172 BPM
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Dizzee Rascal - "I Don't Need A Reason" (Mampi Swift remix) - (3:54) 175 BPM
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Fresh - "The Gatekeeper" - (5:23) 58 BPM
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Chords - "Amygdala" - (5:20) 174 BPM
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Black Sun Empire & Jade - "Deadhouse" (Inside Info & Mefjus remix) - (5:41) 174 BPM
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Lynx - "Shimmy" - (4:56) 175 BPM
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Calyx & Teebee - "Strung Out VIP" - (4:59) 172 BPM
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TC - "Tap Ho" - (4:35) 172 BPM
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Dose - "Bounce Off" - (3:44) 174 BPM
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Wilkinson & Arlissa Ruppert & Paris Williams - "Heartbeat" (Calyx & TeeBee remix) - (3:53) 174 BPM
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Loadstar & Jenn D - "Losing You" (DnB mix) - (4:30) 140 BPM
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Hamilton - "F**k It Up" - (3:42) 174 BPM
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June Miller - "From Autumn To Ashes" - (4:13) 174 BPM
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Sub Focus - "Swamp Thing" - (4:27) 174 BPM
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Wilkinson - "Casino" - (4:26) 174 BPM
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Sub Focus & Alice Gold - "Out The Blue" - (4:37) 174 BPM
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Commix - "Be True" - (6:45) 174 BPM
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Andy C - "Red Mix" - (1:00:41) 176 BPM
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Andy C - "Green Mix" - (1:04:27) 176 BPM
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Andy C - "Blue Mix" - (1:11:19) 176 BPM
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Paris Edits Vol 4
GAMM 106
06 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Everybody, Free Your Body - (8:59) 130 BPM
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Don't YouKnow, Baby - (5:11) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: YAM WHO?
Review: G.A.M.M's man in Paris, Young Pulse, is a talented chap. His periodic re-edit releases on the long-serving Swedish label have been amongst the most impressive rework-heavy EPs of recent years. Volume 4 is a little less expansive than usual, boasting just two cuts; happily, though, both are superb. "Everybody, Free Your Body" is a soaring, spiraling rearrangement and extension of The Dells largely overlooked 1977 album cut "Get On Down", which sounds like the stuff memorable midnight moments are made of. On the virtual flipside you'll find the similarly soulful and funk-fuelled "Don't YouKnow, Baby", a superb straightening out and subtle beef-up of L.T.D's 1980 jam "Don'tcha Know".
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Boyz N The Jungle
D 6054
11 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Afrika - (5:30) 170 BPM
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Bad Cop - (5:55) 175 BPM
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Church Booty - (5:12) 58 BPM
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Crenshaw And Century - (4:49) 170 BPM
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Ghetto Reality - (4:01) 157 BPM
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Ice Cream Man - (5:14) 175 BPM
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In The Hood - (4:43) 170 BPM
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Last Call - (4:40) 172 BPM
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Liquid Memories - (7:00) 170 BPM
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Mark - (4:21) 175 BPM
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Nobody - (4:57) 175 BPM
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Paralysis - (6:15) 58 BPM
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Problems - (7:50) 175 BPM
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Ricky - (5:56) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Who Dat - (6:20) 175 BPM
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Played by: 6Blocc
Review: Having paid homage to cult Mexican gangster film Mi Vida Loca last year, 6Blocc takes time to celebrate another classic movie Boyz In The Hood with another concept album. Taking samples from the film and weaving them into gully floor heaters, 6Blocc shows us his darkest skills with a palette of sounds. "Church Booty" refuses to quit with its relentless back/forth sub ripples, "Crenshaw & Century" is a Tom & Jerry level jungle joint full of twisted amen edits and Ice Cube freshness, "In The Hood" slinks and tickles with "Pulp Fiction" style minimalism while "Mark" flips the mean and moody halftime bird with cosmic grit. These are just a handful of highlights.
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Raven
EMR 20
26 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Raven - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Higher - (4:27) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cruisin - (4:27) 172 BPM
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Get Away - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Rebellion - (4:30) 174 BPM
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War Of The Worlds - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Played by: Rebellious
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Surgery Edits Vol 9
DD 037
10 Oct 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Give It Up - (9:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disco Squares - (8:52) 116 BPM
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Party Time - (5:31) 113 BPM
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Your Love Baby - (8:06) 120 BPM
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Try My Luv - (7:35) 118 BPM
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Footsteps - (5:51) 113 BPM
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Move That Bottom - (6:14) 104 BPM
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Smoov Groove - (6:45) 115 BPM
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Review: The latest volume in the Surgery Edits series is something of an epic affair, with scalpel-wielding hero Dr Packer offering up no less than eight intricate procedures. It's naturally a mixed bag, with the Australian offering gently beefed-up and quantized versions of both well-known cuts (a well-loved Marvin Gaye classic gets the treatment on "Give It Up", while "Disco Squares" is a punchy revision of a Rick James produced Teena Marie favourite) and lesser-known floor-fillers (the bubbly '80s soul flex of "Your Love Baby", the heavyweight P-funk strut of "Move That Bottom"). There's not a duffer in sight, with jazz-funk style closer "Smoov Groove" and righteous disco-funk bumper "Party Time" arguably the pick of an impressive bunch.
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Jazz Or Funk EP
HOTDIGIT 027
28 Nov 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Love & Sadness - (7:21) 102 BPM
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I'm In Your Life - (5:34) 118 BPM
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I'm In Your Life (Voodoo Whiskey remix) - (6:37) 121 BPM
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Jazz Or Funk? - (4:40) 120 BPM
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Jazz Or Funk? (Twisted Soul Collective remix) - (8:32) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Enclosure - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Review: We've come accustomed to Kiu D delivering warm, groovy, floor-friendly music that blurs the boundaries between re-editing, remixing, and original production. He's at it again on this first outing for Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint. The EP's four original tracks utilize big chunks of killer old soul, funk, disco and jazz-funk jams, but combine these elements with chunky house beats and woozy deep house flourishes. This is arguably best exemplified on the tactile, sun-kissed swing of "I'm In Your Life" and surging, solo heavy "Jazz or Funk". The package is completed by two tasty reworks: a bass-heavy disco-house revision of "I'm In Your Life" by Voodoo Whiskey, and Twisted Soul Collective's righteous, party disco remix of "Jazz or Funk".
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Migration
ZENDNL 236
13 Jan 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Migration - (5:27) 122 BPM
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Break Apart (feat Rhye) - (4:34) 120 BPM
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Outlier - (7:55) 117 BPM
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Grains - (4:28) 127 BPM
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Second Sun - (3:43) 76 BPM
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Surface (feat Nicole Miglis) - (4:11) 110 BPM
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Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat Innov Gnawa) - (5:02) 58 BPM
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Kerala - (3:57) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ontario - (3:52) 90 BPM
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No Reason (feat Nick Murphy) - (7:28) 121 BPM
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7th Sevens - (5:07) 59 BPM
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Figures - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Played by: Domshe
Review: Given his impressive track record, hopes are naturally high for Bonobo's sixth album, Migration, which is his first full-length since 2013. Happily, it's a majestic affair, with the producer delivering another sumptuous set of tracks. It was partly inspired by an extended period musing on the nature of personal identity, and the role that nationality plays in that. This concept is translated via thoughtful lyrics, and songs that draw musical influence from the four corners of the globe. It's not a big stylistic leap, of course - his bread and butter remains yearning, emotion-rich downtempo music built around gently jazzy grooves and impeccable live instrumentation - but given that few artists do it better than Bonobo, we'll forgive him for that.
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Katakana Edits Vol 44
KE 9044
19 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Night Strangers - (4:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On Fire - (6:20) 117 BPM
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Review: The honour of curating the 44th instalment of Katakana's Edits series has fallen on Disco Funk Spinner, a much respected re-edit guy whose work has appeared on the likes of Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit and Sound Exhibitions. Here though he only manages to provide two jams, but it's quality, not quantity, right? First up we get "Night Strangers" which takes loops from Candi Staton's Bee Gees cover (Nights On Broadway) and adds an accelerated disco house tempo and subtle but funky embellishments. On the digital flip is "On Fire", a clever rework of Peggy Lee's indestructible classic, Fever. Hot stuff!
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Turn Off The Light
DF 049
04 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Let The Spirit Move Me - (6:32) 110 BPM
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No Attitude - (7:18) 105 BPM
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Turn Off The Light - (6:57) 108 BPM
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Funk Is On Fire - (6:17) 103 BPM
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I Got - (8:26) 110 BPM
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I Need You - (6:24) 110 BPM
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Lovin You - (7:21) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: For this 49th serving of Disco Fruit, label boss Tonbe has turned to regular contributor Mitiko. Turn Off The Light is a weighty package, with seven sneaky reworks, cut-ups and sample-heavy club tracks to choose from. We're particularly enjoying the groovy, Sade-style dancefloor smoothness of "Let The Spirit Move Me", the jazzy disco bliss of "Turn Off The Light", and the drowsy, mid-tempo deep house shuffle of "I Need You", though there are plenty more highlights elsewhere. Check, for example, the glistening guitar solos of soft-focus disco closer "Lovin You" and the 105 BPM disco-funk party that is "No Attitude".
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Good Time EP
VMR 050
09 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Prelude - (1:03) 138 BPM
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Fuwafuwa Groove - (5:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Good Time - (5:57) 116 BPM
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Dreamin - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Ready To Back - (5:13) 115 BPM
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Rescue Of Time - (5:14) 120 BPM
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Review: Sunner Soul is clearly determined to start 2017 in a positive mood. His first EP of the year urges us to have a Good Time, with the producer doing his bit to spread sunshine via a string of impressively warm and summery re-edits. He begins with a blissful ambient tool - perfect for mix intros and such - before expertly reworking a global disco shuffler ("Fuwafuwa Groove"). The swirling peak-time disco of "Good Time" is next, followed by an expertly executed cut-up of Evelyn 'Champagne' King boogie classic "Love Come Down" that offers a subtle nod towards Tiger and Woods. The sweaty disco-funk bump of "Ready To Back" and horn-heavy groover "Rescue Of Time" complete an excellent package.
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Dispatch 100 Part 2: The Past Blueprint Edition
DIS 1002
16 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Artificial Intelligence - "Rise & Shine" - (5:56) 174 BPM
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Tactile - "Aldabra" (Commix remix) - (5:18) 174 BPM
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Chris SU, Ant TC1 & Stress Level - "Waves" - (6:03) 174 BPM
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Survival - "Alpine" - (6:40) 175 BPM
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Survival & System - "Caught On Me" (feat Ben Hedwin) - (5:55) 58 BPM
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Duo Infernale - "Against The Grain" - (6:20) 176 BPM
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Zero T & Survival - "No More" (feat. Steo) - (5:55) 174 BPM
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Break & Survival - "Your Time Will Come" - (5:35) 174 BPM
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Nymfo - "Recollection" - (4:50) 175 BPM
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Marcus Intalex - "Stark" - (6:37) 174 BPM
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Marcus Intalex - "Virgo" - (5:12) 173 BPM
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Octane & DLR - "Back In The Grind" (Cern & Dabs remix) - (4:51) 172 BPM
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Zero T - "Roxy Music" - (5:42) 174 BPM
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Survival - "Dub Soldier" - (4:55) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gerra & Stone - "Too Deep" - (4:55) 172 BPM
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Skeptical - "Process Of Elimination" - (7:21) 174 BPM
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Survival - "Sky" (Break remix) - (5:17) 172 BPM
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Hybris, Quadrant, D-Struct & Iris - "Graphene" - (4:52) 173 BPM
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Octane & DLR - "Set Up The Set" (feat Script) - (5:39) 172 BPM
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Octane & DLR - "Murmur" (feat Break) - (5:12) 174 BPM
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Played by: High Roll, Sektor, 6Blocc
Review: 20 tracks. Count them...Twenty tracks of solid drum & bass gold as Dispatch continues to celebrate its 15th year in the game with some of the very best from its catalogue: AI's Moroder-style "Rise & Shine" opens with non-stop memory pleasure. Other highlights include Commix's grizzly on his "Aldabra" remix, Survival appears multiple times with timeless art forms such as his "Nightflight" style stepper "Dub Soldier" and his and System's 4 Hero level cosmic funker "Caught On Me". Elsewhere Marcus we have two impeccable Intalex classics - the sci-fi iced-out synth washes of "Stark" and his soulful heads-down piano-laced roller "Virgo" - and Gerra & Stone takes things right back to the dungeon on "Too Deep". That's just the tip of the iceberg - this is proof of Dispatch's pure quality and commitment to the cause.
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Broken Soul
SWEET 027
09 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Nice Tune - (4:37) 175 BPM
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Escape - (4:45) 175 BPM
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Wood Pecker - (4:34) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lifeline - (4:45) 175 BPM
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Review: And so the Modified Motion & Faction onslaught continues. Shotting out peaktime hype sirens at their most prolific rate to date, they step over to Sweet Tooth with four more high grade cuts. Both the fittingly titled "Nice Tune" and the rougher, looser hurter "Escape" tap into the mid-to-late 2000s jumpy sound where the dynamics were crafted to sweep you off your feet. "Wood Pecker" takes a deeper twist with its harmonic bass and creepy string sample while "Lifeline" seals the deal with a twist on the detuned Prodigy style rave synths. Think later era Bad Company with a dash of Sub Focus - it's that heavy.
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Diamond
LDDR 065
13 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Big Time - (4:01) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Face The Pressure - (4:06) 175 BPM
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Review: Majistrate and Voltage: two diamonds in the D&B rough, the middle ground shared by these two titans is the holy land most producers invest years of studio craft in discovering. The riffy funk of Voltage, the sheer weight and energy of Majistrate, the cheekiness of the pair of them - both "Big Time" and "Face The Pressure" hit like you'd want them too. The former on a riff-focused bass trip, the latter on more dense, layered peak time flattener.
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Get Me A Drink EP
DIKSOF 026
16 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Makin' The Magic (original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
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Makin' The Magic (Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo) remix) - (5:48) 115 BPM
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Cadillac Disco (original mix) - (6:49) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Disko's latest digital-only release is a meeting of musical minds. It features two groovy, musically rich disco-house collaborations co-produced by sometime Large Music contributor Paul Rudder and fast-rising talent Tete de la Course. While "Cadillac Disco" - a tasty fusion of rolling, bass-propelled grooves, wild flute solos, punchy horns and cheeky vocal samples - is rather good, it's opener "Makin' The Magic" that hits home hardest. A smooth but bumpin' dancefloor shuffler with bold organs, jangling acoustic guitars and eyes-closed vocal samples, it sounds like the kind of track that will easily slip into both house or disco sets. Roberto Rodriguez provides the obligatory remix, gently tugging the track further towards disco-tinged deep house territory.
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Roller Boogie, Vol  2
MIDRIOTBOOGIE 2
12 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Judge Funk - "Heads" - (6:52) 118 BPM
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Big Danny Kane - "Need Ur Love (feat. Lorrie)" - (5:44) 119 BPM
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Rayko - "Get Away" - (6:52) 114 BPM
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Odyssey - "Inside Out" (Rahaan remix) - (7:23) 114 BPM
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Natasha Watts - "Streetlife" - (5:57) 116 BPM
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Doctorsoul - "Sleepwalkin'" (Wake Me Up dub Rework) - (6:24) 117 BPM
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Ziggy Phunk - "Those Tears" - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Pappa Told Me" - (5:18) 118 BPM
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Dave Gerrard - "Love Will Fix It" - (6:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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South Beach Recycling - "Just A Little" - (7:51) 118 BPM
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J&M Brothers - "Give It All" - (5:42) 110 BPM
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James Rod - "Kissing You" - (7:11) 111 BPM
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Re-Loved, Seamus Haji - "Need A Little More" (Yam Who? Rework) - (5:55) 112 BPM
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Mr Absolutt - "Night Driver" - (7:17) 111 BPM
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Misumami - "Prove It" (Yam Who? mix) - (4:50) 107 BPM
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Mike Lero & Dima Sever - "Superstitious" - (5:53) 99 BPM
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Saucy Lady - "Magic Dust" (E-Live remix) - (4:30) 118 BPM
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Phunktastike - "Different Ways" - (6:08) 112 BPM
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Andre Espeut - "In Her Eyes" (Ourra remix) - (7:06) 115 BPM
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San Miguello - "Get Back" - (5:08) 106 BPM
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Roller Boogie, Vol. 2 (continuous DJ mix) - (1:00:00) 117 BPM
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Klp Records Presents The Remixes LP Past, Present & Future
KLPR 018
16 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Crisis & Ikon B - "Kills Every Sound" (DJ Hybrid remix) - (5:17) 172 BPM
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DJ Monk - "Dance Hall Style" (DJ Choppah Relick) - (5:10) 176 BPM
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Papa G - "Unity" (Sound Shifter remix) - (4:42) 58 BPM
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DJ Monk - "Deal Wid It" (Ray Keith 2016 Relick) - (6:41) 175 BPM
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Lion-uk - "Inna Heart" (DJ QT remix) - (5:15) 175 BPM
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DJ Monk - "I Spy Eye Nuh See" (Serum & Serial Killaz 2016 Refix) - (5:01) 173 BPM
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Inna Culture - "Ganja Man" (Ikon B & Crisis remix) - (5:05) 176 BPM
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DJ Monk - "Nu Jack City" (Dapz 2016 Relick) - (5:23) 175 BPM
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DJ QT - "Jungle Riddim" (Lion-uk remix) - (5:07) 175 BPM
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DJ Monk - "Deal Wid It" (DJ Vapour 2016 Tear Up Refix) - (5:38) 174 BPM
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Ikon B & Crisis - "Stop Fighting" (Papa G Riddim Refick) - (5:12) 175 BPM
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DJ Monk - "Jungle Tempo" (Aries 2016 remix) - (4:50) 58 BPM
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Lion-uk - "Freaky Fly Girl" (DJ Monk 2016 Relick) - (5:09) 175 BPM
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DJ Monk - "I Spy Eye Nuh See" (Inna Culture 2016 remix) - (5:18) 175 BPM
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DJ Monk - "Good Body Girl" (Serum 2016 Refix) - (6:00) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: DJ Hybrid
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Godfather
190296 987069
13 Jan 17
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Birds N Bars - (6:30) 140 BPM
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Bring Them All/Holy Grime (feat Devlin) - (3:17) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Name Brand (feat JME, Frisco & J2K) - (3:42) 93 BPM
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Speakerbox - (3:12) 140 BPM
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Back With A Banger - (3:03) 140 BPM
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Joe Bloggs (feat Newham Generals & President T) - (3:27) 141 BPM
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Pattern Up Properly (feat Flowdan & Jamakabi) - (2:47) 140 BPM
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Can't Go Wrong - (3:04) 140 BPM
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Bang (feat Ghetts) - (2:59) 141 BPM
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U Were Always (feat Skepta & Belly - Part 2) - (3:36) 134 BPM
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On This (feat Chip, Ice Kid & Little D) - (3:40) 140 BPM
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Bait Face (feat Scratchy) - (2:47) 140 BPM
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My Direction - (2:46) 140 BPM
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Like It Or Not (feat Breeze) - (3:06) 138 BPM
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Lucid - (3:40) 140 BPM
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Laptop (feat Manga) - (2:58) 136 BPM
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P Money (feat P Money - remix - Bonus) - (3:01) 142 BPM
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Lonely Planet
RBCD 09DIGITAL
13 Jan 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Lonely Planet - (3:47) 69 BPM
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Trance Encounters - (5:19) 95 BPM
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Today (feat Sui Zhen) - (4:57) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Warp Odyssey - (5:40) 118 BPM
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Voices - (8:54) 80 BPM
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Kingdom Animalia - (4:32) 74 BPM
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Healing Feeling - (3:47) 120 BPM
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Review: Aussie adventurer Tornado Wallace seems to be getting better with age. Over recent years, he's delivered a string of brilliantly evocative, sun-kissed releases for the likes of ESP Institute, Beats In Space and Second Circle. Lonely Planet is his debut album, and it could well be his strongest release to date. The seven tracks are dreamy, trippy and atmospheric - we'd expect nothing less - and draw on a far wider palette of Balearic influences than we've heard on previous experiences. Coupled with a new-found desire to include more live instrumentation (particularly glistening, Peter Green style guitar passages, drums and exotic flutes), the result is an album that's as evocative, dreamy and humid as anything he's produced to date. In other words, it's a great album and comes highly recommended.
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Northern Beats Vol 2
BCD 009
02 Jan 17
Soul
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Hiphoppapotamus - "Disco Shame" - (3:54) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aldo Vanucci - "Chickens" - (3:49) 95 BPM
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Retro The Robot - "Backyards & BBQs" - (3:12) 76 BPM
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BadboE - "Breaking Down Motown" - (5:27) 128 BPM
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Daytoner - "Help Me" - (3:38) 133 BPM
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DJ Ozyboy - "Grape Vine" - (3:45) 114 BPM
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F-Block - "Yo My Girl" - (3:06) 150 BPM
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Shimi Sonic - "Lulu Loves" (BC edit) - (3:07) 108 BPM
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Superfort - "Daddy Love" - (2:56) 64 BPM
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Leygo - "Feels Good" - (3:21) 126 BPM
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Played by: Spinforth, Jayl Funk
Review: Almost one year ago exactly, 'international funk barons', Beatnik City introduced us to their first selection of sensitively retouched northern souls gems on the first volume of this occasional series. Now having fully ingested all the goodness contain therein, we're ready for the next helping. There are ten new wonders to get lost in here. Highlights include hearing The Spinners' timeless melodies given a light and breezy Latin makeover on "Disco Shame", BadboE's smokin' breaks rework of a Velvelettes classic on "Breaking Down Motown" and finally Leygo's percussion-lead stomper, "Feels Good".
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Summer Of My Life EP
WD 40
26 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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B.G Baarregaard - "Astarjatning" - (6:34) 114 BPM
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B.G Baarregaard - "Astargardurinn" - (6:34) 110 BPM
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Closed Paradise - "Breakin' Down" - (6:33) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Closed Paradise - "Wolf Sisters" - (7:04) 100 BPM
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Bad Soul EP
FKR 135
10 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Godfather Edit - (5:16) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Party Noize - (4:46) 126 BPM
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Cola Freak Baby - (4:33) 116 BPM
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Give It Up - (5:43) 108 BPM
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Review: 2017 has started with a bang for fans of French Kiss Records label boss KS French. First was a new instalment in the "Supa Funky Edits" series and now we have a rare full solo EP from man himself. Here on the Bad Soul EP French goes for a vintage soul influenced sound, particularly the sassy and brassy James Brown-sampling opener, "Godfather Edit". Elsewhere there's a nod to his fellow countrymen Daft Punk on the Edwin Birdsong-sampling "Cola Freak Baby", the stomping, bass-fuelled shakedown of "Party Noize" and woozy sax-led boogie on the lo-fi "Give It Up".
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Lifetime
PLV 071DD
30 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Command Strange & Alibi - "Skyline" - (5:58) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zero Sugar - (4:56) 172 BPM
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Command Strange & Satl - "Life" (feat Pouyah) - (4:50) 174 BPM
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Theres A Better Way
AOR 073
13 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Hash Cakes - (4:27) 175 BPM
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Theres A Better Way - (4:16) 180 BPM
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2 Drops - (4:26) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hoo Baby - (4:31) 175 BPM
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Review: Ripping the heart out of 2017's kneecaps, Jedi continues his relentless proliferation of absolute gully. "Hash Cakes" wakes, bakes and shakes with a squidgy bass, sharp drums and an expertly dug sample. "There's A Better Way" follows with a really cool twist on a classic Kathy Brown vocal while "2 Drops" is straight out of the book of Playaz circa 2007 - buzzy, hooky and just on the right side of silly. Saving the best for last, "Hoo Baby" closes with one of Jedi's best vibes to date as swooning vocal coos melt into a bassline so cheeky it will have you dancing the chicken dance from here until 2019.
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Jungle Came First EP
STREETLIFE 012
19 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Jungle Came First - (5:16) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sub Dub - (4:30) 176 BPM
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Tubes & Springs - (5:22) 174 BPM
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Prophecy - (4:52) 176 BPM
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African Drums - (4:52) 176 BPM
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Surgery Edits Vol 8
DD 035
22 Mar 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Feel Acid - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Flow - (6:35) 118 BPM
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Somebody Else - (8:14) 110 BPM
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Flashing Lites - (5:48) 106 BPM
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Xpand Your Mind - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Do Your Thang - (5:31) 116 BPM
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Tropical Jump - (6:10) 112 BPM
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Beautiful People - (5:02) 107 BPM
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Review: Whoever said that disco was dead was not aware of Dr Packer and his life-restoring scalpel skills. The cover of this eighth installment of edits reveals the good doc and colleagues hard at work resurrecting a giant disco ball and the sonic results can be heard on this mini-album. Highlights include the slinky clap-along, "Somebody Else", the noodle-bass moog boogie of "Xpand Your Mind" and the breaks-laden cocktail grind of "Tropical Jump". Good to hear disco has checked outta hospital and back on the dancefloor in full health.
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Ammo Box V3
NATTY 024
02 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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T>I - "Regulate" - (5:57) 175 BPM
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Hoogs - "R Ting" - (4:30) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Coda - "Back It Up" - (5:23) 174 BPM
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Jaxx & Dub General - "Game Of Chess" - (4:07) 175 BPM
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Flat T - "Halo" - (5:29) 175 BPM
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Review: Raising tension and attention with every release right now, Natty Dub return with yet another BS-free collection from some of the underground's most respected individuals. T>I loosens the bass strings for his slinked out dark-jazz stepper "Regulate", Hoogs puts all the aces in their places with a precision space-reggae gully jam "R Ting", Coda goes all bubble-bass a la mid 90s V on "Back It Up" and Jaxx & Dub General roll out with pure grumble groove and classic jump up spoken samples. Finally Flat T brings business to a close with a deal-breaking late 90s Bristol-flavoured cut where the spooked-out bass has a life of its own. Immense.
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Jazzy Days, Jazzy Nights
APERSONAL 25
04 Nov 16
Deep House
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Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
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Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
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Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
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Review: After an extended summer break, Apersonal Music returns to action via a first EP in five years from Cisco Cisco. It opens with the comforting shuffle of "Jazzy Days", where intricate electric piano lines, woozy chords and soulful vocal samples ride a near horizontal, slow-house groove. It's accompanied by a trademark Ron Basejam remix, which retains the rich, jazzy deep house feel of the original, whilst adding a little more disco swagger. Further disco and boogie influences can be heard on "Jazzy Nights", which is a flickering, synth-heavy deep house treat. Andre Vegas' smooth, sweet and sultry interpretation of that track rounds off a fine E.P.
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CDM Vol 1
RR 101D
13 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nut Butter - (6:34) 116 BPM
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Aladdin's Groove - (6:52) 130 BPM
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Dance Party - (6:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wooden Doll - (6:31) 116 BPM
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Review: There's not much info about this latest offering from the Giant Cuts camp, other than that the four tracks are "classic disco modifications". In practice, that means expert cut and paste re-arrangements of the kind of vintage disco material that was once all the rage in New York City. Check, for example, the early Leroy Burgess vocals, rising orchestration and extra-percussive groove of "Nut Butter", the "Open Sesame"-era disco voodoo of "Aladdin's Groove" - here made even more alluring by the addition of some tasty dub delay - and the break-driven disco-funk thrills of "Wooden Doll", which sounds like a rework of a forgotten T-Connection cut. Also superb is the celebratory bounce of "Dance Party", which smartly focuses on a rubbery groove, layered percussion hits and memorable vocal passages.
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Definition
ELMDIGI 013
06 Jan 17
Drum And Bass
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Dark Nine Seven - (5:07) 175 BPM
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Definition Of A Roller - (5:37) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jaybee & Airstrike - "Ain't It Somethin" - (5:30) 175 BPM
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Bottlecap Riddim (feat Calculon) - (5:19) 175 BPM
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Wasssup (feat Dave Owen & DLo) - (5:37) 172 BPM
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Played by: 6Blocc
Review: There's a reason Randall hangs out with Jaybee when he's Stateside... He knows how to roll the ish out. Classically trained with his own sense of ruthless dark funk, every tune has consistently slapped and this Elm Imprint EP is no exception. "Dark Nine Seven" is straight out of the book of Blue Note while "Definition Of A Roller" lives up to its name while nodding respectfully at the likes of Spirit and Digital in the process. "Ain't It Something" jumps with a jazzy twist to the drums and an old school nod with the timestretched MC sample. Two collabos close the show.Calculon gets mucky on the tripped out halftime dub stomper "Bottlecap Riddim" while longstanding collaborator Dave Owen brings DLo into the fold for some straight up space age funk. Authentic.
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AKA DJ Butcher
CHOPDIGI 086
09 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Music Turns Me On - (5:30) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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However Do You Want Me - (5:09) 104 BPM
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Paradise - (4:55) 102 BPM
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Bright Lights (The Charms Of Chamille mix) - (5:43) 102 BPM
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Turn It Up - (5:44) 110 BPM
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Real Brothers - (5:35) 116 BPM
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The Beat - (5:02) 120 BPM
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Sol Wrap (vocal mix) - (6:29) 106 BPM
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Where's The Funk - (4:52) 114 BPM
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No Taboos - (4:59) 90 BPM
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The Perfect High - (4:11) 105 BPM
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Review: Back in the day, US rock band Kiss created quite a furore when they were finally unmasked. Now it's the turn of veteran re-edit maestro DJ Butcher who, for this new LP, now steps beyond the moniker to reveal himself as George Kelly. Staying true to his heart he album delivers 11 tracks of what he does best - expert disco scalpel jobs. Highlights include the retweaked Eric B & Rakim/Coldcut jam "Music Just Turns Me On", the six-minute, string laden clap along "Turn It Up" and the squelchy funk grooves of "No Taboos".
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Surgery Edits Vol 7
DD 034
23 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Little Bit Of Razz - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Friday's Enemy - (7:07) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Doctor - (7:54) 113 BPM
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Nightlife - (6:00) 105 BPM
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B There - (5:23) 118 BPM
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Kingston Rudeboy - (6:37) 97 BPM
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Ecstasy - (6:20) 103 BPM
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Shame (VIP mix) - (6:30) 125 BPM
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Review: For a seventh time, Perth-based scalpel fiddler Dr Packer opens his surgery doors and invites us inside. As usual, his cheery, floor-friendly reworks strike the right balance between contemporary dancefloor chops (beefed-up bottom end, well-placed filters, and so on), and treating the source material with due reverence. Happily, there's not a duffer in sight, and even his reworks of stone cold classics (see Oliver Cheetham tweak "Friday's Enemy", First Choice revision "Love Doctor" and housed-up Evelyn 'Champagne' King stomper "Shame (VIP)") are different enough to be worthwhile additions to your collection. Highlights are plentiful, but check - in particular - the string-laden disco chug of "Ecstasy" and "Nightlife", a thickset '80s boogie rub full of sparkling synthesizers and heavy bass.
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Sound:2017
MFSOUND 001
21 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Kanine - "Light It Up" - (6:48) 175 BPM
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Jayline - "Legendary Engram" (VIP) - (4:27) 175 BPM
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Levela - "The Juggler" - (4:26) 175 BPM
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Freek - "Phat Cat" (feat Kit Rice) - (3:43) 175 BPM
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Envenom - "The Bug" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Hizzleguy - "Big Sound" - (4:26) 175 BPM
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Dub Zero - "Chill Pill" (VIP) - (4:29) 175 BPM
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D-Code - "Popshow" - (4:24) 178 BPM
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Nostalgia - "Freak Face" - (4:30) 174 BPM
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Gnome - "I Like U" - (5:34) 175 BPM
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Freek - "Welcome Welcome" - (4:41) 175 BPM
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Vacuum - "Bullet Truck" - (4:34) 175 BPM
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Jayline - "Graveyard" (feat Lateman/VIP) - (4:33) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pave - "You Should Know" - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Jayline - "On The Road Again" (feat Funsta) - (4:33) 175 BPM
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Enta - "Wrath" - (4:06) 175 BPM
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Levela - "Mafia" (VIP) - (4:02) 175 BPM
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Freek - "Make Some Noise" (Lustral Remix) - (4:29) 175 BPM
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Envenom - "Swampville" - (4:49) 175 BPM
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Nostalgia - "Bonus Stage" - (4:27) 174 BPM
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Pave - "Diamond" - (4:47) 175 BPM
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Lustral - "Blood Tears" - (4:57) 175 BPM
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Freek - "Once Again" (feat Kit Rice) - (5:08) 175 BPM
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Heads
MIDRIOTD 079
26 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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We Want Prince (Yam Who? Rework) - (5:31) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heads - (6:52) 118 BPM
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Rubbanova - (8:05) 124 BPM
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We Want Prince - (5:31) 118 BPM
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Deal With This - (5:45) 123 BPM
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Review: If you swap the first letters of Judge Funk's name, you get Fudge Junk. We're still trying to work out if that actually means anything at all. However, whilst we all ponder that existential question, lets listen to the music. Yam Who? pack five JF tracks in this single on their Midnight Riot label. Including their own take on "We Want Prince", where the original's crowd-chanting elastic bass hysteria becomes the funkiest disco-funk this side of Minneapolis. Elsewhere "Heads" is thumping mid-80s electro soul, "Rubbanova" is brassy, Loveboat-era boogie and "Deal With This" is deliriously glamorous shimmering disco-house escapism.
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Binary/Codes
BINARYLP 01
30 Dec 16
Drum And Bass
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Stranjah - "Test Tube" - (4:56) 172 BPM
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Blanca And Medika - "Moveya" - (6:02) 57 BPM