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Summer Soundbwoy Vol 2
BOOTYFRUIT 017
10 Apr 14
Dancehall/Ragga
Summer Soundbwoy Vol 2 by DJ Maars on Booty Fruit Cue Track
Biggie Bam - (4:39) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Summer Soundbwoy Vol 2 by DJ Maars on Booty Fruit Cue Track
Ruffneck - (3:39) 103 BPM
Summer Soundbwoy Vol 2 by DJ Maars on Booty Fruit Cue Track
Regulate The Dance - (4:39) 96 BPM
Summer Soundbwoy Vol 2 by DJ Maars on Booty Fruit Cue Track
Make Ya Say - (4:10) 101 BPM
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Disco Cakes Vol 11
DC 011
17 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Disco Cakes Vol 11 by Defkline/Red Polo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
If You Really Want To Party With Me (nu disco mix) - (5:52) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Disco Cakes Vol 11 by Defkline/Red Polo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
If You Really Want To Party With Me (hip hop mix) - (5:21) 110 BPM
Disco Cakes Vol 11 by Defkline/Red Polo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Streetwise Rock Box (original mix) - (4:45) 105 BPM
Disco Cakes Vol 11 by Defkline/Red Polo on Disco Cakes Cue Track
Come Baby Come (original mix) - (4:13) 72 BPM
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Review: If anyone can fuse Q-Tip, Busta and Sister Sledge, it's the Disco Cakes head honchos Defkline and Red Polo. In fact their baking is so sweet they've cooked up two versions; a funk-fuelled disco jam and a swaggering, breakbeat-heavy hip-hop version. Naturally both cuts are so tasty your dancefloor will be munching out of the palm of your hand. Further on we're punched with a bass-battered nu-funk version of Joan Jett's "I Love Rock N Roll" and sweet-talked by the sexy dancehall version of early 90s hip-hop crew K7 on "Come Baby Come". Yummy.
3
Ragga Party Jams Vol  10
DDD 044
07 Apr 14
Breakbeat
Hypocrites by Larry Skg on Dirty Dubster Digital Cue Track
Larry Skg - "Hypocrites" - (2:49) 146 BPM
Just Like Music by DJ Maars on Dirty Dubster Digital Cue Track
DJ Maars - "Just Like Music" - (3:48) Biggest-selling track on this release
Here Comes The Mashupper by DJ Rebel on Dirty Dubster Digital Cue Track
DJ Rebel - "Here Comes The Mashupper" - (4:25)
I Shot Big L by DJ Feva on Dirty Dubster Digital Cue Track
DJ Feva - "I Shot Big L" - (5:23) 144 BPM
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Review: Dirty Dubster's popular Ragga Party Jams series continues, with another quartet of dubwise mash-ups and reggae/hip-hop futures. Larry SKG kicks things off with "Hypocrites", an expertly crafted fusion of a classic soulful reggae riddim and well-chosen hip-hop samples. DJ Maars' "Just Like Music" blends a familiar rap vocal and sunshine reggae jam with vocal cuts from a classic Marvin Gaye slow jam, while DJ Rebel's "Here Comes The Mashupper" layers a skanking riddim with all manner of familiar vocal samples. Best of all, though, is "I Shot Big L", in which Bob Marley takes a trip into scratchy reggae hip-hop territory. It shouldn't work, but it's sympathetically produced and sounds like a sunshine anthem in the making.
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Back But Half Remixes
APERSONAL 15
31 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
Back But Half (Lauer remix) - (6:39) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
Botle Of Mine (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
LA Melody (Session Victim remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
Weekend Lover (Luvless remix) - (6:31) 115 BPM
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Review: After successfully releasing the debut of EGYPTIAN NIPPLES (duo act formed by Massimiliano Pagliara and Jules Etienne) with the 5 track EP "BACK BUT HALF" Apersonal Music now reveals the remix pack for the mini-album, commissioning 4 experienced producers seeking to maintain the high quality and old school vibe of the original tracks. German producer Lauer maintains the old school US vibe of "Back But Half", while Jay Shepheard gives a clubby dancefloor twist to the electro gem "Bottle Of Mine". Session Victim (Retreat / Delusions Of Grandeur) wisely understood the coastal vibe of the original EP (and album cover) by remixing "L.A. Melody" towards a Caribbean taste with a Berlin vibe. Last but not least, Luvless (Rose Records / Razor N Tape) takes "Weekend Lover" and transformes it into a dreamy sound blaster for that special moment in your DJ set. Someone said after party?
5
We Gotcha 2
UUME 02
14 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Around The World by Mackadena, MC Random & MC Fats on U Understand Me Music Cue Track
Mackadena, MC Random & MC Fats - "Around The World" (A Sides remix) - (5:44) 174 BPM
Moment In Time by A SIdes & MC Fats on U Understand Me Music Cue Track
A SIdes & MC Fats - "Moment In Time" (SPY remix) - (5:18) 175 BPM
Temperature's Rising by A Sides & MC Fats on U Understand Me Music Cue Track
A Sides & MC Fats - "Temperature's Rising" (Command Strange remix) - (6:00) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Eye Contact by TC & MC Fats on U Understand Me Music Cue Track
TC & MC Fats - "Eye Contact" - (4:46)
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U EP
EXIT 050
07 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
U EP by Alix Perez on Exit Cue Track
U - (4:36) 170 BPM
Sludge by Alix Perez & Stray on Exit Cue Track
Alix Perez & Stray - "Sludge" - (4:42) 170 BPM
Make It Worth by Alix Perez, DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn on Exit Cue Track
Alix Perez, DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn - "Make It Worth" - (5:34) 165 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
U EP by Alix Perez on Exit Cue Track
Gully Halves - (4:08) 170 BPM
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Review: Alix Perez on Exit? That's enough to make most D&B aficionados froth at the mouth. Throw in collabs with the equally hot Stray and two of footwork's most demonstrative players and you've got a release so cool it comes with its own beard. "U" is a rifle-like jitter-jam of cuts and chops, all massages together to juke glue. "Sludge", meanwhile, lives up to its name in every way. A funky post-dubstep downbeat strutter, it wonks as hard as it works. The truly unique "Make It Worth", meanwhile, is an eerie stepper that morphs from subtle to stately drama with a Detroit style heaviness and a grime vocal loop. Finally we hit "Gully Halves" which, as the title suggests, is a waspy paranoid bassline on a dark stroppy halfstep. Four incredible future jams from the Shogun superstar... This is next level business.
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Boomin' Da Box
ED 35
07 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Boomin' Da Box by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Upside Da Funk - (6:39) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Boomin' Da Box by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Boogie Flight - (5:21) 109 BPM
Boomin' Da Box by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Phunkosphere - (7:07) 113 BPM
Boomin' Da Box by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Crusin' - (5:28) 117 BPM
Boomin' Da Box by Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee on Editorial Cue Track
Let's Go! - (6:39) 119 BPM
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Party People
OM 23
14 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Party People by Golden Teacher on Optimo Music Cue Track
Love - (8:16) 129 BPM
Party People by Golden Teacher on Optimo Music Cue Track
Party People - (7:10) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Party People by Golden Teacher on Optimo Music Cue Track
After Party People - (5:23) 120 BPM
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Review: Ever since JD Twitch rebooted Optimo Music, it's been the irregular transmissions from Glasgow act Golden Teacher that has hit the spot each and every time. The amalgamation of two diverse bands from the city -noise punk outfit Ultimate Thrush and analogue house duo Silk Cut, Golden Teacher first emerged on Optimo Music early last year with a pretty apt description of sounding like "Arthur Russell's Dinosaur L jamming with Bobby O, K Alexi Shelby, Liaisons Dangereuses and Imagination, with some voodoo drummers and Sly & Robbie". Steadily building up a reputation for some riotous live performances, Golden Teacher are a class above because they manage to distill this energy into their recorded output too. Party People features three such examples, with A-side cut "Love" the kind of production that sufferers of LCD Soundsystem withdrawal will embrace and cherish for years to come.
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Countdown EP
SHA 077
13 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Countdown EP by Fourward on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Countdown (feat Kyza) - (4:37) 175 BPM
Countdown EP by Fourward on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Wise Guys - (5:16) 175 BPM
Countdown EP by Fourward on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Phase Align - (4:35) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Countdown EP by Fourward on Shogun Audio Cue Track
Countdown (instrumental mix) - (4:37) 175 BPM
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Review: Vienna-based D&B outfit Fourward aren't about to sit back and let their good name carry itself through the ranks. Releasing on Shogun Audio this high-octane mix of neuro and hard stepping floor fillers takes the group to the next level, pushing their influences from Noisia and Ed Rush & Optical to Icicle and Alix Perez through each finely tuned track. From the dark lyrics of "Countdown" featuring Kyza on vocals to the neurofunk masterpiece that is "Phase Align", this is a bad little EP that blows up first, asks questions later. Get your crash helmets ready.
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SoulTrip V3
FKR 016
17 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
SoulTrip V3 by KS French on French Kiss Cue Track
Dont Make Me Bad - (7:57) 106 BPM
SoulTrip V3 by KS French on French Kiss Cue Track
BrodwayStar - (8:15) 106 BPM
SoulTrip V3 by KS French on French Kiss Cue Track
Can Deny - (6:03) 105 BPM
SoulTrip V3 by KS French on French Kiss Cue Track
This Time - (5:08) 116 BPM
SoulTrip V3 by KS French on French Kiss Cue Track
Serious Part 2 - (6:21) 113 BPM
SoulTrip V3 by KS French on French Kiss Cue Track
I Like Sunshine - (7:14) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: KS French
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Holy Hustler EP
MIDRIOTD 010
24 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Holy Hustler EP by Twisted Soul Collective on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Holy Hustler - (6:57) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Holy Hustler EP by Twisted Soul Collective on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Dusty Love - (6:28) 116 BPM
Holy Hustler EP by Twisted Soul Collective on Midnight Riot Cue Track
BB Man - (7:35) 118 BPM
Holy Hustler EP by Twisted Soul Collective on Midnight Riot Cue Track
Magic Chant - (6:33) 106 BPM
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Review: With early support from Greg Wilson, Fingerman and Yam Who? it's a pretty good bet that this new EP from Surrey's The Twisted Soul Collective is going places. "Holy Hustler" kicks thing off with a slow deep disco throb before introducing some retro hip-house samples. Things go up a gear with the golden voiced euphoria of Dusty Springfield on "Dusty Love", before we are drawn into hypnotic Latin groove of the sax brandishing "BB Man". Things wrap up with a nightcap in the form of frisky cocktail house number "Magic Chant".
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Give It All
FF 049
14 Apr 14
Bass
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Give It All - (5:00)
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Give It All (bass mix) - (5:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Came Into My Life - (4:37)
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Source - (5:50)
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Review: With their influences ranging from chart-baiting house music to skippy garage and deeper moods, Nu Era stride forth on their debut single for Four40 as representatives of the West Midlands scene. "Give It All" screams crossover appeal with its canny mix of vocals, strings and chords precision placed for maximum ear-worming, while the "Bass Mix" brings a much ruder underground twist on the track. "Came Into My Life" rides a more electro influenced beat but keeps the cheerful melodic elements and chipmunk vocal slices present and correct, leaving it to "Source" to bring a techno edge to proceedings with its nasty synth line and strict 4/4 jack.
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Feeling Good
GF 003
11 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Feeling Good by DeejayKul on Basic Fingers Cue Track
Feeling Good (DeejayKul meets Soultechnic Deepa mix) - (7:57) 124 BPM
Feeling Good by DeejayKul on Basic Fingers Cue Track
Feeling Good (Classic Love Deep mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Edit fiends Basic Fingers usually reserve their tastiest material for the occasionally used Gold Finger offshoot. That's arguably the case here, as Deejaykul delivers a sumptuously deep and soulful house interpretation of the much-played "Feeling Good" (think Nina Simone, though this version has a delicious male vocal). The A-side DeejayKul meets Soultechnic Deepa mix is particularly potent, with intricate Latin percussion, smooth pads and sensual vocal riding an effortlessly sunny groove. There's a bit more vintage US garage on the other track, where the Classic Love Deep mix laces soft-focus chords and classic organs over a typically skippy groove. Impeccable stuff, all told.
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Don't Stop
TF 36
04 Apr 14
Breakbeat
Don't Stop by Warson on Tru Funk Cue Track
Louder - (4:00) Biggest-selling track on this release
Don't Stop by Warson on Tru Funk Cue Track
Love Theme - (3:58) 120 BPM
Don't Stop by Warson on Tru Funk Cue Track
Happy Song - (3:42) 127 BPM
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Played by: Warson
Review: Polish producer Warson has been providing funk-minded breakbeat heads with formidable dancefloor fare since 2011. Here, he pops up on his own Tru Funk imprint with another trio of tried-and-tested floorfillers. "Louder" kicks things off in style, lacing cut-up horns, funk vocal samples and bubbling electronics over a bass-heavy midtempo breakbeat-funk groove. "Love Theme" ups the tempo, basing the action around a classic loose-but-tight breakbeat rhythm. Musically, it has a richer and more expansive feel, with bouncy pianos, sharp strings and fluid funk guitars perfectly accompanying the two prominent vocal samples. He really lets loose on "Happy Song", a jump-up drum and bass roller built around samples from a heavyweight '70s funk rock jam.
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Love Is What We Need
CHOPDIGI 040
04 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Love Is What We Need by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ill Advised - "Love Is What We Need" - (6:13) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Slim Shaddy by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "Slim Shaddy" - (4:41) 116 BPM
Suck My Sausage by Voodoo Whiskey on Chopshop Cue Track
Voodoo Whiskey - "Suck My Sausage" - (5:06) 113 BPM
Drama Queen by Rotkraft on Chopshop Cue Track
Rotkraft - "Drama Queen" - (5:09) 110 BPM
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Review: Chopshop boss DJ Butcher has never been afraid to share the wealth and this latest is release is no different, featuring four different producers with four different tunes. Butcher bravely steps up with the Eminem-meets-70s soul "Slim Shaddy", Ill Advised goes loop-crazy for the celestial funk joy of "Love Is What We Need" and Voodoo Whiskey goes for the bass twang jugular with "Suck My Sausage". Finally the curtain closes with the tight and sophisticated disco-funk inferno that is "Drama Queen". Hot stuff!
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Remember Your Rootz
DRP 010T
14 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Remember Your Rootz by Dom & Roland on Dom & Roland Productions Cue Track
Remember Your Rootz - (4:57) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Remember Your Rootz by Dom & Roland on Dom & Roland Productions Cue Track
Freeze - (5:34)
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Review: Yes! Dominic Angas returns with his first Dom & Roland transmission of 2014 and many will be glad to hear it contains the monumental exercise in Amen murder known as "Remember Your Roots". Slammed in the club by the likes of Goldie, Audio, Break, and Klute, there's been the usual online clamour for "Remember Your Roots" since it first appeared on the Metalheadz Rinse show in December. And rightly so, as it kicks like a farmyard full of mules wearing steel toe capped footwear, but amidst the Amen filled onslaught, rumbling bass lines and that staccato riff, it's Dom's implementation of classic samples that rams home where his roots are! Don't sleep on the B-side either as "Freeze" is every bit as potent a dancefloor cut, a classic arrangement of strings and breakbeats that's befitting of spinnage at the iconic Metalheadz residency at Blue Note.
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New Blood EP
RAR 01
12 Mar 14
Breakbeat
Bodymovin' by Tonic on Rise Above Recordings Cue Track
Tonic - "Bodymovin'" - (4:08)
Horns & Hussies by Howla on Rise Above Recordings Cue Track
Howla - "Horns & Hussies" - (3:40)
Someway Out by JFB on Rise Above Recordings Cue Track
JFB - "Someway Out" - (6:42)
Around U by WBBL on Rise Above Recordings Cue Track
WBBL - "Around U" - (4:39) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Fresh-faced nu-funk crew Rise Above call in some big names for their debut quadlet of bass-bitten buzz cuts. Tonic takes the Beasties and drags them into a post apocalyptic future where ugly basslines reign supreme. Howla switches and slams with a series of tightly edited horns and a blisteringly heavy groove. JFB, meanwhile, lays down a bed of rusty bass, sharp breakbeats and an array of cool scratches before dropping into Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower". Last but definitely not least, WBBL finalises this big debut release deal with a show-stopping disco twist on Mariah Carey. Launch releases don't come any bigger than this.
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Surgery Edits Vol 1
DD 017
17 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Surgery Edits Vol 1 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Want My Soul - (6:51) 110 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 1 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Strawberries - (6:16) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Surgery Edits Vol 1 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Smiling - (6:18) 102 BPM
Surgery Edits Vol 1 by Dr Packer on DiscoDat Cue Track
Give It All You Got - (7:37) 103 BPM
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Review: Thwack! That's the sound of those rubber gloves being smacked on in preparation for the procedure that's about to commence. Don't worry though, it's not a cavity search, the mysterious Dr Packer is about to apply his precision scalpel skills to some vintage sounds in an operation bound to make these oldies seem younger, fresher, sexier, groovier. There are four incisions here, each as fine as the last. Highlights include the Hall & Oates goes Balearic roller "Want My Soul", the warm Italo goodness of "Smiling" and the swishy Loveboat-isms of "Give It All You Got".
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Forgotten Funk EP
BBH 029DD
07 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Forgotten Funk by Jaybee & Andy Sim on Chronic Cue Track
Jaybee & Andy Sim - "Forgotten Funk" - (5:58) 175 BPM
Don't Front by Jaybee & Dave Owen on Chronic Cue Track
Jaybee & Dave Owen - "Don't Front" - (5:33) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Juggling Sound by Jaybee on Chronic Cue Track
Jaybee - "Juggling Sound" - (5:12) 175 BPM
Check This Out by Jaybee on Chronic Cue Track
Jaybee - "Check This Out" - (5:11) 175 BPM
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Played by: Spaceriderz
Review: Part of the V Recordings family, Chronic is Bryan Gee's baby. Established in 1996, the label has stayed true to its roots by releasing only the finest in roof-raising, booty shaking soulful floor-fillers. Jaybee and Andy Sim get to it on "Forgotten Funk" which harks back to the glory days of funk-fuelled D&B. They haven't forgotten. "Don't Front" sees Dave Owen joining Jaybee for a laid back roll through fast-moving soundscapes with a deadly bassline worth a severe snarl - just wait until it drops. "Jugging Sound" changes things up totally with stressy pads and a bigger attitude than Arnie, and finally "Check This Out" steps it out like a cocky young thing, staring out inferior basslines from a mile away. An EP full of surprises, get on it.
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Hello World EP
CRIT 075
07 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Hello World EP by Emperor & Mefjus on Critical Music Cue Track
Disrupted - (5:57) 164 BPM
Signalz by Mefjus on Critical Music Cue Track
Mefjus - "Signalz" (Emperor remix) - (5:53) 172 BPM
Hello World EP by Emperor & Mefjus on Critical Music Cue Track
Void Main Void - (6:57) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Precursor by Emperor on Critical Music Cue Track
Emperor - "Precursor" (Mefjus remix) - (5:57) 172 BPM
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Review: Grab those dearest to you and nail down anything of value because Critical's latest release is epic on a grand scale and it's going to blow everything away. We're talking nuclear, apocalyptic style. Forget Noah and his sailing trip. There's a lot of joy in hearing these two producers work together - two similar twisted styles interlocking seemingly effortlessly, creating havok at the touch of a button. It's like magic. Dark, weighty and intense, at times it feels like they're going right over the edge...but they always manage to pull it back for another drop. Soon to be heard in clubs everywhere to the tune of thousands of contorted bodies moving in unison, there's always one release a year you'll kick yourself for sleeping on. Don't let it be this one.
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Killer Funk Disco Vol 5
KFDD 005
07 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Killer Funk Disco Vol 5 by Killer Funk Disco Allstars on Killer Funk Disco Digital Cue Track
Rescue The Edit (Don?t Be Such A Moody Man) (Texas Toni Happy As Larry Woods re-edit) - (2:47) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sly & Robbie Disco by Less Vocal Stayin DJ Edit on Killer Funk Disco Digital Cue Track
Less Vocal Stayin DJ Edit - "Sly & Robbie Disco" - (5:05) 83 BPM
Killer Funk Disco Vol 5 by Killer Funk Disco Allstars on Killer Funk Disco Digital Cue Track
Is That A Firecracker In Your Pocket Harvey Or You Just Pleased To See Me (Texas Toni Explosive Bang edit) - (4:14) 124 BPM
Killer Funk Disco Vol 5 by Killer Funk Disco Allstars on Killer Funk Disco Digital Cue Track
Mmmm?. Tiger Can You Switch Over To The Golf Channel Please (5 Under Par edit) - (4:12) 115 BPM
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Review: There's something pleasing about the no-nonsense approach of the Killer Funk Disco crew. Their edits cut straight to the chase, chopping, looping and tweaking the key passages - percussive breaks, grooves and choruses, mainly - of their excellent source material. They're in fine form on this fifth volume in the series, which originally dropped on vinyl a few years back. Variously you'll find a perfectly pitched re-cut of a classic dubwise cover of "Staying Alive" ("Sly & Robbie Disco"), horn-totin', hands-in-the-air disco-funk ("Rescue The Edit"), string-laden low-slung disco ("Is That A Firecracker In Your Pocket Harvey...") and a slap-bass sporting disco singalong ("Mmm, Tiger..."). All killer, no filler.
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Funky Execution
DDR 012
03 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Funky Execution by DJ Moar on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
Disco Jazzers Delight - (5:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Funky Execution by DJ Moar on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
Funky Execution - (4:25) 112 BPM
Funky Execution by DJ Moar on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
It's A Fire - (4:52) 118 BPM
Funky Execution by DJ Moar on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
Oh Come Baby - (4:56) 120 BPM
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Review: Parisian DJ Moar seems to be enjoying his recent solo forays so much that it's amazing that he still finds time to release stuff with his band Venice Beach too (but somehow he does). Here he presents four more sweaty, slap-bassy, late night pelvis grinders, the most of obvious of which "Disco Jazzers Delight" takes the overly familiar ("Rappers' Delight") and rearranges it into something completely fresh and new. Elsewhere the source material is less obvious but equally as good and funky with the clean, tight and linear '80s soul grooves of the title track, "Funky Execution" being a real highlight.
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Linda's Theme
AUS 1458
31 Mar 14
Minimal/Tech House
Linda's Theme by Tom Demac on Aus Music Cue Track
Linda's Theme - (6:57) 122 BPM
Linda's Theme by Tom Demac on Aus Music Cue Track
Vocoders Revenge - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Linda's Theme by Tom Demac on Aus Music Cue Track
Day's With Poly - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Review: Having made his Aus debut last year, restless producer Tom Demac makes his return to Will Saul's ever-dependable stable of talent with Linda's Theme. The title track is a raucous combination of raw, off-kilter drums and resonant 303 bass in the Gerry Read mould, characterised by its bold sample which sounds like it was ripped from a lost psychedelic 7" from the 1960s. "Vocoder's Revenge" is a little more what we'd expect from the producer, combining deep, sleazy sub bass and the titular vocoder which sounds like a codeine addled Daft Punk, while "Days with Poly" starts out as a stern tech house bumper before travelling into more emotive territory thanks to its soulful female vocal and warm pads. For peak time house fare, you'll find little better this month, that's for sure.
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CHST031
CHST 031
14 Apr 14
Deep Dubstep
CHST031 by District on Chestplate UK Cue Track
Roys Theme - (5:30) 140 BPM
CHST031 by District on Chestplate UK Cue Track
Aftermath - (5:14) 140 BPM
CHST031 by District on Chestplate UK Cue Track
Tempest - (5:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: District deliveries seem to land but once a year, and each one has been a full-frontal, multi-style show stopper. This is no exception as we find him exploring the true spirit of dub on "Roy's Theme" by way of a slow and steady 4/4 that kicks through the wonderfully mournful sonic sludge. "Aftermath" continues this pensive theme but does so with gurgling sub bubbles and an array of iced-out mechanical flourishes. "Tempest" completes the set with the darkest message of the EP thanks to its electro bass murmurs, brutal halfstep and vicious FX. Exceptional contemporary dubstep.
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Control EP
ENDG 051
07 Apr 14
Bass
Control EP by Branko on Enchufada Cue Track
Dirty Works (feat Eloq & TT The Artist) - (4:01) Biggest-selling track on this release
Control EP by Branko on Enchufada Cue Track
Control (feat Yadi & Bert On Beats) - (3:44) 140 BPM
Control EP by Branko on Enchufada Cue Track
Broken (feat JSTJR) - (3:56)
Control EP by Branko on Enchufada Cue Track
Don't Touch That (feat Astronomar & SK Simeon) - (4:00)
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Serious
NUUD 002
14 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Serious by Billy Griffin on Nude_isco Cue Track
Billy Griffin - "Serious" (Funk Hunk edit) - (4:33) 113 BPM
Not Tonight by Junior on Nude_isco Cue Track
Junior - "Not Tonight" (Funk Hunk edit) - (5:13) 105 BPM
Come & Get My Lovin' by Barbara Fowler on Nude_isco Cue Track
Barbara Fowler - "Come & Get My Lovin'" (Funk Hunk edit) - (4:22) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I'm On Fire by Cheryl Lynn on Nude_isco Cue Track
Cheryl Lynn - "I'm On Fire" (Funk Hunk edit) - (4:45) 104 BPM
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Review: Colorado-based producer Funk Hunk has already built up quite a following on SoundCloud for his "buff" re-edits of '80s boogie and disco classics. Here, he makes his commercial debut on the amusingly titled Nude_isco label with four cheeky scalpel jobs. There's a sensual feel about his loopy, immersive re-cut of Billy Griffin's '80s soul jam "Serious", while Junior's "Not Tonight" gets impressively chopped and reworked in an '80s edit style. His rework of Barbara Fowler's stone cold classic "Come & Get My Loving" expertly emphasizes the original's excellent synths and singalong chorus, before he gets all Tiger & Woods (with a touch more vocal and extra filters) on Cheryl Lynn's long-forgotten 1981 track "I'm On Fire".
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Rip The Funk
CHOPDIGI 037
08 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
What We Gonna Do Here - (5:27) 116 BPM
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Fifty Four - (5:56) 111 BPM
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Drop The Pieces - (5:38) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Rip The Funk - (7:56) 108 BPM
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Review: Stafford-based producer Dave Gerrard specializes in creating cut-and-paste tracks that blend the best elements of familiar disco, funk, boogie and hip-hop jams. What really marks him out, though, is the classy way that he does it. Check out the way he shifts between basslines, grooves and samples on the boogie-tinged house jam "What We Gonna Do Here" (inspired, if that's the word, by Midnight Express's "Danger Zone") or the way he breathes new life into the Average White Band on the thrilling "Drop The Pieces". There's also a riotous tribute to the giants of P-Funk on "Rip The Funk", arguably the EP's strongest moment.
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Road Block
RTZD 008
14 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Road Block by J Man feat Parly B on Run Tingz Recordings Cue Track
Road Block - (5:35) Biggest-selling track on this release
Road Block by J Man feat Parly B on Run Tingz Recordings Cue Track
Road Block (Terrahawk remix) - (4:56) 175 BPM
Road Block by J Man feat Parly B on Run Tingz Recordings Cue Track
Road Block (Sleepy Time Ghost vocal remix) - (4:42) 175 BPM
Road Block by J Man feat Parly B on Run Tingz Recordings Cue Track
Road Block (Sleepy Time Ghost dub remix) - (4:43) 175 BPM
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Review: Run Tingz Digital tear a hole into the new season with their first release of 2014. Living up to its name, "Road Block" is a party-packed skanker that's set to become a summer anthem , courtesy of the label's very own J.Man. Signed exclusively in 2013, his agenda-setting remixes of undisputed Run Tingz classics has cemented his name as one of the best in the business. This is his debut original project with the label, building on his already impressive profile. Complete with his signature jungle drumming and instantly recognisable horn riffs (taken from The Aggravators' "Rockers Almighty" no less) it's the perfect complement to the impeccable lyrical talent of Parly B. One firing original, three vibing versions; Run Tingz Digital are tearing up the dance with promise. Jump on this now!
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Safe Edits Vol 3
DWADSSEV 3
07 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Safe Edits Vol 3 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
Just What I Need - (6:40) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Safe Edits Vol 3 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
Feels Good - (5:55) 124 BPM
Safe Edits Vol 3 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
How G - (4:40) 109 BPM
Safe Edits Vol 3 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
Tell Me I'm Dreaming - (6:27) 120 BPM
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Review: Safe can be London slang for 'cool', or like on this comp's sleeve, it can mean solid (which might actually also be slang for 'cool') like an actual safe. Either which way, the re-edits here are cool. There are four bangers to choose from - all party funk with added 'I swear I know this' raps, all beefed up and filtered into next week. Guaranteed to leave the dancefloor dribbling, drooling and thoroughly loving it.
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Mustafa & Abdul
EES 006
07 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mustafa & Abdul by Khidja on Emotional Especial Cue Track
Mustafa - (7:54) 98 BPM
Mustafa & Abdul by Khidja on Emotional Especial Cue Track
Mustafa (Timothy J Fairplay remix) - (7:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mustafa & Abdul by Khidja on Emotional Especial Cue Track
Abdul - (5:37) 80 BPM
Mustafa & Abdul by Khidja on Emotional Especial Cue Track
Abdul (Juju & Jordash remix) - (6:30) 80 BPM
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Review: Emotional Especial return with a release from Romanian duo Khidja that comes packing some excellent remixes from senor Fairplay and Juju & Jordash! Brought to the attention of EE thanks to Hardway Brother Sean Johnston, who returned from a Bucharest DJ gig singing the praises of two young DJs, Khidja's productions are as impressive as their selections on the evidence here. "Mustafa" is more immediate with shuffle percussion, swirling sirens and acid bubbles leading to a perfect horn break. In the hands of Mr Fairplay, the track takes on anthemic qualities; the stabbing bass and build have allegedly seen howls of appreciation when it's dropped at A Love From Outer Space. "Abdul" finds Khidja in a more calming mood reminiscent of Art of Noise, though the kick and bass ensure there is plenty of rhythmic emphasis, whilst the Juju & Jordash remix edges towards a Balearic digidub vibe.
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The Check EP
BSDIGIMUSIC 012
28 Mar 14
Breakbeat
Loves Me by Bryx & Neon Steve on Bomb Strikes Cue Track
Bryx & Neon Steve - "Loves Me" - (4:16) Biggest-selling track on this release
The Check EP by Bryx on Bomb Strikes Cue Track
Pop That - (4:33)
The Check EP by Bryx on Bomb Strikes Cue Track
Check It - (3:46)
The Check EP by Bryx on Bomb Strikes Cue Track
The Fool - (3:28)
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Review: Canadian nu-funk upstart Bryx returns to Bomb Strikes after a brief hiatus with four more floor-shredding slammers. First up is a daring twist on Portishead. Taking the original's haunting undertones and ripping them into pieces with searing bass, it's a bold move but one that pays off. Elsewhere we get itchy and scratchy to the sawtooth heavy "Pop That", we get psychedelic and soulful on "Check It" and end on a raucous bass-ravaged high with "The Fool". Four big bass blasters, one cheeky release, Bryx is back and he's not taking any prisoners.
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Painted Lady EP
DOGD 36
04 Apr 14
Deep House
Painted Lady EP by Franc Spangler on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Painted Lady - (7:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Painted Lady EP by Franc Spangler on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Lumpsucker - (5:47) 120 BPM
Painted Lady EP by Franc Spangler on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Camberwell Beauty - (6:12) 115 BPM
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Review: With just one other record consigned to the project it's not often we witness label boss Jimpster turning his hand to his discofied alias on Delusions Of Grandeur. Any keen followers of the label will be more than satisfied with the vibe on offer, as a slower kind of house groove takes hold for three tracks infused with spiritual sampling, starting with the wistful, soulful tones of "Painted Lady". "Lumpsucker" has a stronger electronic vein running through its core, matching Chicago drums and snaking arpeggios with washes of chords to keep the mood mellow, before "Camberwell Beauty" scrubs out the edges and drifts deep down into a sumptuous pillow of laconic house.
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Like You (remixes)
GPM 226
11 Apr 14
Minimal/Tech House
Like You (remixes) by Hot Since 82 on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Like You - (7:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Like You (remixes) by Hot Since 82 on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Like You (Audiojack Ruff Cut) - (7:33) 123 BPM
Like You (remixes) by Hot Since 82 on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Like You (Franck Roger remix) - (7:38) 122 BPM
Like You (remixes) by Hot Since 82 on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Like You (Exacta remix) - (7:15) 120 BPM
Like You (remixes) by Hot Since 82 on Get Physical Germany Cue Track
Like You (John Jogurt remix) - (7:06) 122 BPM
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Review: Daley Padley's music draws on classic house and garage and re-presents these sounds for a contemporary audience. Irrespective of whether or not he is plundering old records, there is no doubt that he does it remarkably well. "Like You" is a typical Padley track, its dark riffs reminiscent of Nu Groove back catalogue and the rumbling bass inspired by early '90s UK progressive labels like Guerilla. The remixes follow a different direction: Audiojack turns the track into a stripped back affair with ricocheting percussion, sweaty vocals and wobbling bass prevailing and Exacta's version is a heavier, tribal affair. Best of all though is the Franck Roger version, its deranged horn riffs unfolding over broken beats.
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E Versions #1
MERC 013
17 Mar 14
Deep House
E Versions #1 by E Versions on Merc Cue Track
Mingo - (11:35) 119 BPM
E Versions #1 by E Versions on Merc Cue Track
Kahn - (11:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: E Versions is a brand new edit-focused offshoot of Merc, seemingly allowing label boss Mark E an outlet for some of his unreleased reworks. Given the title, the spotters out there might easily guess what the source material for "Kahn" is, and it immediately calls to mind all those great reworks the Midlands-based producer did for Jiscomusic, Running Back and Golf Channel in the pre-disco edit flood era. It's complemented by "Mingo" which is much more indicative of the brand of hypnotic machine music Mark E is currently specialising in, and will appeal to fans of drums!!!
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Origination EP
HNGRDIGI 027
07 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Origination EP by Raz on Hangar Cue Track
Origination - (4:25) 175 BPM
Origination EP by Raz on Hangar Cue Track
Dutty Gal - (4:11) 175 BPM
Origination EP by Raz on Hangar Cue Track
Sweet Vibrations - (4:24) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Origination EP by Raz on Hangar Cue Track
New One - (4:25) 175 BPM
Origination EP by Raz on Hangar Cue Track
Down On Me - (4:25) 175 BPM
Origination EP by Raz on Hangar Cue Track
Recall - (4:25) 175 BPM
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Played by: Spaceriderz
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Fill Me In/Double Take
FOKUZ 064
07 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Fill Me In by Incident on Fokuz Cue Track
Incident - "Fill Me In" - (5:43) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Double Take by Bcee on Fokuz Cue Track
Bcee - "Double Take" - (4:58) 175 BPM
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Review: Challenge: Make Craig David sound lush, deep and dangerous. No problem - challenge accepted. Hungarian outfit "Incident" take things down to the depths of dark D&B, dragging an old chart garage classic with them. The result is a chilling roller made for basement dancefloors with just a touch of irony. Gotta love some irony. On the other side, BCee's "Double Take" is a think of light, airy beauty. Soaring like a bird in a summer breeze this tune's got it all - Brazilian flavas, rolling bassline, orchestral sampling. It's a perfect spring day wrapped up for your headphones.
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Can't Get Enough EP
RETRO 012
15 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Can't Get Enough EP by Rayko on Retrospective Cue Track
Can't Get Enough (Rayko Tiger soul edit) - (6:52) 112 BPM
Can't Get Enough EP by Rayko on Retrospective Cue Track
Rock My World (Rayko Tribute edit) - (7:26) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Can't Get Enough EP by Rayko on Retrospective Cue Track
Step Out Of My Dreams (Rayko Tiger soul edit) - (5:33) 115 BPM
Can't Get Enough EP by Rayko on Retrospective Cue Track
Touch Me (Rayko Untouchable edit) - (8:55) 115 BPM
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Review: Re-edit don Rayko still seems to be able to pull gems out of the bag at an alarming rate. Here he's done it again with a selection 'cheeky' edits, some more obvious than others. "Can't Get Enough" is made for those in love with the glistening dry ice electronics of mid-80s soul, Linn drum breaks and all. "Rock My World" is a re-work of Wacko Jacko's opinion-dividing 2001 comeback single, "Step Out Of My Dreams" is killer West End-style electro-disco and finally "Touch Me" sees Cathy Dennis' late '80s pop tune reduced to a ferociously funky guitar and cowbell workout.
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Phase Seq One
HOME TAPING 18
14 Apr 14
Deep House
Phase Seq One by Simba on Home Taping Is Killing Music Cue Track
Phase Seq One (original mix) - (8:25) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Phase Seq One by Simba on Home Taping Is Killing Music Cue Track
Phase Seq One (The Black Madonna's Lost In Chicago mix) - (7:56) 115 BPM
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Review: Surprisingly little information exists online about new Home Taping artist Simba. BY the sounds of "Phase Seq One", though, he's something of a talent. You see, "Phase Seq One" is deep, crackly, woozy and soulful, sounding not unlike the heady productions of Detroit heavyweights Andres and Moodymann - all warm loops, bumpin' beats, classic soul vocal samples and just the right amount of filter tweakery. As debuts go (assuming this is his debut), it's pretty damn hot. The Black Madonna delivers the obligatory remix, stripping back the original and adding a little more drum machine oomph to the beats. The resultant version - blessed with occasional intricate keys and the usual BM Chicago soul - is something of a late night triumph.
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Free (The Ray Mang Versions)
REGDIGI 015
14 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Free (The Ray Mang Versions) by Mari on Mangled Cue Track
Free (Ray Mang remix extended verison) - (8:32) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Free (The Ray Mang Versions) by Mari on Mangled Cue Track
Free (Ray Mang remix instrumental verison) - (6:03) 116 BPM
Free (The Ray Mang Versions) by Mari on Mangled Cue Track
Free (Ray Mang remix single verison) - (4:27) 116 BPM
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Review: After a brief hiatus Mangled returns in with some Ray Mang versions of a song from Italian singer Mari (Marina Conti). Mari's album 'Gentle Beauty' produced together with singer songwriter Mozez (of Zero 7 fame) was released back in 2012 on Numen Records. Ray Mang took a shine to the second single 'Free' taking the Vocals and piano from the original and re-crafting it into a stellar piece of modern euphoric disco.
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Platinum Breakz Vol 4
METALP 002T
14 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
War Horse by Artificial Intelligence on Metalheadz Cue Track
Artificial Intelligence - "War Horse" (feat DRS) - (4:54) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Paradigms by Loxy & Resound on Metalheadz Cue Track
Loxy & Resound - "Paradigms" - (6:24)
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Bring Me Down 2014
361015 5380550
17 Mar 14
Breakbeat
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down 2014 (feat Zac Toms) - (6:14) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down 2014 (feat Zac Toms - Odysseus welcome to the dark house remix) - (5:27) 124 BPM
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down 2014 (feat Zac Toms - origin remix) - (7:11) 126 BPM
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down (feat Zac Toms - vocal mix) - (5:47) 129 BPM
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down 2014 (feat Zac Toms - instrumental mix) - (6:04) 129 BPM
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down (feat Zac Toms - instrumental mix) - (5:45) 129 BPM
Bring Me Down 2014 by Stanton Warriors feat Zac Toms on Cheap Thrills Cue Track
Bring Me Down (warrior mix) - (4:18) 129 BPM
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Review: Originally released in 1999, Stanton Warriors' remix of Zac Toms' "Bring Me Down" was one of the West Country duo's earliest outings. Springing and vibing with turn-of-the-century UKG class, the original represents the act's roots with groove and distinction and still sounds amazing to this day. Rebooted 15 years later, it's still as fresh and funky. Highlights across this generous package include the jazzy keys on Odysseus's Dark House remix, the deep, dubby Serious Danger-style chugging vibe of Origin's remix and of course the swaggering chest-press breakbeats of the 2014 mix. Make no mistakes; this will never bring you down.
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Headroom EP Part 5
VPR 059
01 Apr 14
Drum And Bass
Woodblock Riddim by KG on Viper Recordings Cue Track
KG - "Woodblock Riddim" - (4:30) 175 BPM
Ringtone Raver by Prolix on Viper Recordings Cue Track
Prolix - "Ringtone Raver" - (4:04) 172 BPM
Seeds by Trei on Viper Recordings Cue Track
Trei - "Seeds" - (5:08) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
War Master by NC-17 & Soulculture on Viper Recordings Cue Track
NC-17 & Soulculture - "War Master" - (5:14) 174 BPM
Digital Murder by Insomniax on Viper Recordings Cue Track
Insomniax - "Digital Murder" - (5:56) 175 BPM
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Played by: Spaceriderz
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Boogie Culture Vol 3
BC 003
07 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Boogie Culture Vol 3 by Boogie Culture on Boogie Culture Cue Track
Disco Show - (5:41) 123 BPM
Boogie Culture Vol 3 by Boogie Culture on Boogie Culture Cue Track
The Bob Crew - (4:51) 115 BPM
Boogie Culture Vol 3 by Boogie Culture on Boogie Culture Cue Track
Live In It - (6:08) 115 BPM
Boogie Culture Vol 3 by Boogie Culture on Boogie Culture Cue Track
Wind & Fire - (5:12) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Superbreak
Review: We've all heard of suspension of disbelief, right? Well, on "Disco Show" Boogie Culture is all about the suspension of disco-belief: the suspension of those brief grooves of pleasure tucked deep within a good disco tune, but looped and teased out forever. Meanwhile on "The Bob Groove" we learn the joys of heavy breath beat and on "Live With It" we visit the southern land of soulful diva funk. Finally things are wrapped up with the warm and luxuriant "Wind & Fire". Roll up, roll up! Get your quality edits here!
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Lost
TOYT 018
07 Apr 14
Deep House
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Lost - (5:28) 120 BPM
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Lost (NT89 remix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Klum - (6:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Rise - (5:53) 122 BPM
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Stand - (5:09) 126 BPM
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Played by: Ricardo Baez
Review: Having previously signaled his intent with a couple of tracks on split EPs, Rome-based producer Whitesquare presents his debut solo EP for Toytronics. His style sits somewhere between vintage analogue house and the deep modern tech-house of fellow Italians Tale of Us, with added deep house dreaminess liberally spooned into the mix. It's a sound that's never less than enveloping, and highlights are pleasingly plentiful. Choose between the yearning, late night haziness of "Lost", the tactile riffs and tweaked acid bass of "Klum", the stripped-back late night bass pleasure of "Rise", and the booming, garage-influenced strut of "Stand". If that's not enough, the NT89 remix of "Lost" is also a bit of a peach.
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Octofiga EP
SCCUCCI 008
21 Mar 14
Deep House
Lover's Theme by Coeo on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Coeo - "Lover's Theme" - (7:56) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Instrument by Mirage Man Feat Skwirl on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Mirage Man Feat Skwirl - "Instrument" - (7:02) 120 BPM
Moat by Mella Dee on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Mella Dee - "Moat" - (7:21) 124 BPM
Road Trippy by Timmy P on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Timmy P - "Road Trippy" - (6:03) 123 BPM
Doing Keys by Jack Fell Down on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Jack Fell Down - "Doing Keys" - (5:42) 122 BPM
Blue Drop by Funk Butcher on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Funk Butcher - "Blue Drop" - (5:44) 120 BPM
Believe In Love by James Fox on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
James Fox - "Believe In Love" - (6:04) 117 BPM
We Could by Will Berridge on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Will Berridge - "We Could" - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Review: The eighth release on Sccucci Manucci sees the imprint pack a hefty eight productions that traverse various house sounds from around the world onto two slabs of handstamped wax. From Coeo's bouncy and vocal track through to Mella Dee's dark and distinctively UK-centric track the label has tried to explore the sheer wealth of production talent on offer at the moment.
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Bad Habit 4 E/Lets Get Ridicolous
OMIGI 052
07 Apr 14
Scouse House
Bad Habit 4 E/Lets Get Ridicolous by Sonic Mine on Omode Hard Spain Cue Track
Bad Habit 4 E - (5:37) 150 BPM
Bad Habit 4 E/Lets Get Ridicolous by Sonic Mine on Omode Hard Spain Cue Track
Lets Get Ridicolous - (6:00) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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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Premier Etage Reworks
UOPS 015
07 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Premier Etage Reworks by Fatneck on Undercover Operations Cue Track
Sandy Haired Seppuku - (8:08) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Premier Etage Reworks by Fatneck on Undercover Operations Cue Track
Purple Kerfuffle - (7:12) 120 BPM
Premier Etage Reworks by Fatneck on Undercover Operations Cue Track
Lets Twerk - (8:01) 120 BPM
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Played by: Jamie Fatneck
Review: Chopshop's Undercover Operations imprint has tended to explore floor-friendly disco rubs and house dubs. However for this newie by Fatneck, the source material for these edits journey into poppier territory: "Sandy Haired Seppaku" takes the clenched-buttock cocaine-funk of Inxs' Suicide Blonde and loops it until you find yourself dancing on tables in some bar or other. Elsewhere the mighty Prince gets worked over twice: first on the sped up electro-pop of Controversy ("Purple Kerfuffle") and Lets Work which gets teased out into the eight minute long elastic funk jam "Let's Twerk".
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Sure Shot Edits
DDR 011
13 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sure Shot Edits by KS French on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
The Groove - (6:26) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sure Shot Edits by KS French on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
Dancin With My Love - (5:46) 108 BPM
Sure Shot Edits by KS French on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
True Funk Affair - (6:14) 116 BPM
Sure Shot Edits by KS French on Diggin Deeper Cue Track
They Say Nothin - (5:27) 115 BPM
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Review: Some records are funky, some are really funky and then some are so funky that they actually become 'fonkeh'. For Diggin Deeper, KS French has gone 'fonkier', delivering four sumptuously plump disco nuggets: the loopy backbeat 'n' keys driven "The Groove", the Chic-getting-lasered diva soul of "Dancin' With My Love", the celebratory clap-a-long "True Funk Affair" and finally, the tight 'n' sassy funk of "They Say Nothin".
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Tuff Cut # 002
LNTGTC 02
27 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Tuff Cut # 002 by Late Nite Tuff Guy on Tuff Cut Cue Track
Reality - (7:36) 103 BPM
Tuff Cut # 002 by Late Nite Tuff Guy on Tuff Cut Cue Track
Nobody - (8:41) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The Australian edit machine known across the globe as Late Night Tuff Guy offers up two sublime dancefloor weapons from his armoury for the second in his series of limited, hand stamped Tuff Cuts 12"s - here available digitally. "Ain't Noboby" from Rufus and Chaka Khan is a classic, and has been subjected to numerous edits and reworks over the years; this version from Late Night Tuff Guy belongs amongst the better ones, looping and extending the original and laying it over his trademark crunchy slo mo beats. On "Reality", the "Back To Life" accapella is joyously diced and laid down over a glistening disco production from the Nile Rogers and Bernie Edwards discography.
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