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Work It Out EP
PLAYAZ 059D
26 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
Work It Out by Annix on Playaz Cue Track
Annix - "Work It Out" - (3:43) 172 BPM
Too Late by Konichi on Playaz Cue Track
Konichi - "Too Late" - (4:35) 175 BPM
England by Decimal Bass on Playaz Cue Track
Decimal Bass - "England" - (4:28) 174 BPM
97 Track by Annix on Playaz Cue Track
Annix - "97 Track" - (3:36) 178 BPM
Battle Station by Decimal Bass on Playaz Cue Track
Decimal Bass - "Battle Station" (VIP) - (4:49) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Those Days by Konichi on Playaz Cue Track
Konichi - "Those Days" - (5:13) 172 BPM
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Played by: S Man, Zen Dub
Review: Whether they playing with themselves or playing with each other as Decimal Bass, Annix and Konichi are two of the most creative minds jump up drum & bass has seen since TC came through with "Deep" over 10 years ago. Highlights include the sexy vocal sample and infectious congas of "Work It Out", the outrageously nasty hook on "England" and Konichi's complete liquid switch flicker "Those Days". No stone unturned, Annix and Konichi are at their most extensive and exciting right here. Stunning.
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Bermuda EP
MCDE 1213
26 Jun 15
Deep House
Bermuda EP by Harvey Sutherland on MCDE US Cue Track
Bermuda - (6:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bermuda EP by Harvey Sutherland on MCDE US Cue Track
New Paradise - (6:50) 119 BPM
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Review: Last year, Melbourne's Harvey Sutherland signaled his arrival in emphatic fashion with the acclaimed Brothers EP for Voyage Recordings - a sumptuous, soul-flecked EP of boogie-influenced deep house. Here, he continues to impress with a superb tracks for Dani Plessow's MCDE imprint. "Bermuda" is deliciously warm and summery, with jaunty boogie synths and cascading chords riding a smooth, shuffling deep house groove. "New Paradise" works the same formula hard, with dreamy, held-note chords and bubbly synthesizer melodies wrapping themselves around loose, analogue-sounding percussion and a rich bassline. If there were any doubts about his talents moving forward, this should dispel them. Clearly, Sutherland is here to stay.
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Brazil Breakdown Vol 3
GAMM 101
26 Jun 15
Funk
Brazil Breakdown Vol 3 by Aroop Roy on Gamm Cue Track
Brilhantina - (4:46) 105 BPM
Brazil Breakdown Vol 3 by Aroop Roy on Gamm Cue Track
Quem Vai Querer - (5:04) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Brazil Breakdown Vol 3 by Aroop Roy on Gamm Cue Track
O Mestre - (7:08) 60 BPM
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Review: Aroop delivers the third instalment of his "Brazil Breakdown" series with three of his floor-fired reworks to date. "Brilhantina" is a percussion-heavy slice of four-to-the-floor soul with synths straight out of the Detroit playbook. "Quem Vai Querer" ups the ante with a juicy bottom end (think mid 00's Yam Who), feel-good chants and a conga roll so hypnotic you'll be shaking your hips for hours. Finally we hit "O Mestre"; rich in warm reverbed synths and coated with a pristine-polished 80s soul vocal, this will work well on both sides of the night. Honey coated warm up or an emotional finale.
4
Glow Of Love (V's Edits Vol 17)
VHR 34
17 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Slave To Love by Bryan Ferry on Vehicle Cue Track
Bryan Ferry - "Slave To Love" (Valique remix) - (5:26) 75 BPM
Heart B by MJ on Vehicle Cue Track
MJ - "Heart B" (V's Top Room edit) - (6:47) 103 BPM
UGGI by Piss Off & Honey on Vehicle Cue Track
Piss Off & Honey - "UGGI" (V's edit) - (7:26) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Easy To Love by Tom Sawyer on Vehicle Cue Track
Tom Sawyer - "Easy To Love" (V's edit) - (5:42) 105 BPM
Sooner Or Later by Billy Tall on Vehicle Cue Track
Billy Tall - "Sooner Or Later" (V's edit) - (8:26) 112 BPM
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Review: Valique's decision to shift his emphasis from funk breaks to disco edits a few years back now seems a wise one. His popular V's Edits series is now on its 17th volume, and as usual there's plenty of tried-and-tested dancefloor fodder on offer. While the EP's most outstanding track is a winding, decidedly Balearic, downtempo remix of Bryan Ferry's "Slave To Love", the rest of the EP is a funky and forthright as you'd expect. Highlights include a bouncy rework of Michael Jackson ("Heart B"), and an oh-so-smooth cut-up of Billy Paul (the sumptuous strings and eyes-closed guitar solos of "Sooner or Later"), but to be honest it's all pretty darn tasty.
5
Funk The Boogie EP
HOTDIGIT 012
15 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Funk The Boogie EP by Casual Connection on Hot Digits Music Cue Track
Listen - (5:54) 95 BPM
Funk The Boogie EP by Casual Connection on Hot Digits Music Cue Track
Give It To Ya - (5:54) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Funk The Boogie EP by Casual Connection on Hot Digits Music Cue Track
Such A Feeling - (5:57) 106 BPM
Funk The Boogie EP by Casual Connection on Hot Digits Music Cue Track
Push It In The Groove - (5:54) 113 BPM
Funk The Boogie EP by Casual Connection on Hot Digits Music Cue Track
Time Is The Magic - (6:05) 112 BPM
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Review: Over the last couple of years, Lukas Ru-Kasu has established himself as one of the re-edit scene's leading lights, with a super-smooth, filter-heavy style all of his own. Having previously released EPs on Midnight Riot, Llama Farm and DiscoDat - amongst others - the Western Australia producer arrives on Fingerman's Hot Digits label with five more tried-and-tested dancefloor delights. As usual, there's a mix of the familiar ("Give It To Ya", a tweak of Mary Jane Girls' "All Night Long") and lesser known (the delicious '80s soul flex of "Listen" and "Such a Feeling"). Best of all, though, is "Push is the Groove", a killer p-funk rework in his loopy, house-friendly style.
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True Form
META 028
22 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
True Form by Jubei on Metalheadz Cue Track
Congo - (5:16) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
True Form by Jubei on Metalheadz Cue Track
Paragon (feat Rumour) - (4:55) 172 BPM
True Form by Jubei on Metalheadz Cue Track
Out Of Sight (feat Tyrone) - (4:49) 175 BPM
True Form by Jubei on Metalheadz Cue Track
Cold Corner (feat Steo) - (5:25) 172 BPM
True Form by Jubei on Metalheadz Cue Track
Haunt - (4:37) 175 BPM
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Played by: Asbo Records
Review: Jubei writing about his true form gets everyone nervous, because if the stuff he was pushing out before wasn't raw enough, how much darker can it get? True to form, this extended EP is a gold ticket to all that's good in the world of drum and bass here in the middle of the 2010s. From start to finish those bottomless basslines roll out into huge caverns of sound, where empty space plays with constricted percussion and tight, original song writing and stunning musical ideas from like-minded producers. Jubei is killing it and if you're in his way, prepare to be converted.
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Re-Edits & More Vol 5
EDR 025
27 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Re-Edits & More Vol 5 by DJ Vas on EDR Cue Track
Go Get The Money - (5:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Re-Edits & More Vol 5 by DJ Vas on EDR Cue Track
Double Journee - (5:34) 124 BPM
Re-Edits & More Vol 5 by DJ Vas on EDR Cue Track
Hold On Me - (5:45) 107 BPM
Re-Edits & More Vol 5 by DJ Vas on EDR Cue Track
Gigolo - (5:01) 109 BPM
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Review: Some re-edit guys go for pop, some do disco and others opt for novelty jams. Not French funkateer DJ Vas, however, nope, no-way, not ever. He deals exclusively in quality, sumptuous disco. Here he delivers four more cuts, you know, the ones that sound like silly o'clock joy at the Paradise Garage - the loose, Fender Rhodes back beat shuffle of "Go Get The Money", the sparkly tingles of spacey funker "Double Journee", the slappy raunch-bass of "Hold On Me" and the New York in the bad old days electro-funk joint "Gigolo". The real deal.
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XTC
PAMPA 024
19 Jun 15
Techno
XTC by DJ Koze on Pampa Germany Cue Track
XTC - (8:19) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
XTC by DJ Koze on Pampa Germany Cue Track
Knee On Belly - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Review: Ah, it's finally the summer and where would we be without a DJ Koze record to accompany those long, open-air parties? The title track is a lush, string-filled affair that chugs along slowly. It's made all the more trippy by a female vocal whose narrative begins with the claim that 'everyone is experimenting with ecstasy' and who goes on to talk about lies and meditation. If that sounds too cosmic for you, then we recommend that you check out "Knee on Belly". It could be the German artist's version of '90s disco house, but realized against a gentle minimal house backdrop.
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Kill Frenzy EP
HEIST 010
18 May 15
Deep House
Kill Frenzy EP by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Kill Frenzy - (6:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Kill Frenzy EP by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Lefty's Bar - (5:55) 120 BPM
Kill Frenzy EP by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Ken Sent Me - (6:10) 118 BPM
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Review: Daniel Leseman and Hans 'Junktion' Peeman first joined forces under the Fouk moniker late last year, delivering an impressive debut EP, First Things First, that skillfully combined the former's jazz-tinged rhythms with the latter's smooth deep house nous. There are plenty more reasons to be cheerful on this debut for Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings imprint, not least the driving bass, jaunty jazz samples and warm chords of "Kill Frenzy". There's even more soul present on the loose house beats, glassy-eyed vocal samples and rich textures of "Leftys Bar", while "Ken Sent Me Release" is as woozy, wavy and dreamy as you'd expect. Soothing stuff, all told.
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Figure Of Speech
FRD 202
25 May 15
Deep House
Figure Of Speech by Detroit Swindle on Freerange Cue Track
Figure Of Speech - (6:39) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Figure Of Speech by Detroit Swindle on Freerange Cue Track
Victoria's Secret - (6:56) 118 BPM
Figure Of Speech by Detroit Swindle on Freerange Cue Track
Live At The Cosmic Carnival - (6:53) 125 BPM
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Review: Amsterdam's Detroit Swindle duo pair up and land back on Jimpster's Freerange imprint...and you know that means swinging, dusty house grooves for all! The title track "Figure Of Speech" is a pleasant, beautifully Detroitified house swayer featuring some heavy chord action, and "Victoria's Secret" adds a further layer of beat-swing around cheery melodies for the summer haze. Flip the disc and you got "Live At The Cosmic Carnival", a disco-fuelled house anthem and another floor-filler to fill Swindle's ever-impressive catalogue.
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Radio Koko
NMBRS 40
22 Jun 15
Deep House
Radio Koko by Kornel Kovacs on Numbers Cue Track
Lighthouse - (7:16) 124 BPM
Radio Koko by Kornel Kovacs on Numbers Cue Track
Gangsta - (6:42) 120 BPM
Radio Koko by Kornel Kovacs on Numbers Cue Track
Malon - (5:50) 83 BPM
Radio Koko by Kornel Kovacs on Numbers Cue Track
Pantalon - (4:21) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Here's something of a pleasant surprise: Studio Barnhus co-founder Kornel Kovacs turning up on Glasgow's masters of all things dancefloor-friendly, Numbers. While there's a little more of a garage swing to opener "Lighthouse" - think darting string samples, booming sub-bass and energetic deep house drums - the Swede doesn't seem to have wandered that far off-piste. So, we get some undeniably classy, jazz-flecked deep house (the rubbery and flexible "Gangsta"), a surging, saucer-eyed dose of piano revivalism ("Malon", featuring Marcus Price, and some suitably jumpy drums), and, best of all, the late '80s Paradise Garage Latin house brilliance of "Pantalon". Stellar stuff, all told.
12
Walk
DOGD 47
29 Jun 15
Deep House
Walk by Dan Shake/Medlar on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Walk - (6:09) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Walk by Dan Shake/Medlar on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Walk (Soulphiction remix) - (6:22) 120 BPM
Walk by Dan Shake/Medlar on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
I On You - (6:12) 118 BPM
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Review: Delusions Of Grandeur have been relatively quiet on the release front this year, but they're back with a bang thanks to this latest collaborative effort from Dan Shake and Medlar. The former has gotten a name thanks to being the first non-Detroiter on Moodymann's Mahogani Music, while the latter has been pushing his disco-friendly take on house music largely via the Wolf Music imprint. They got two cuts on here, the first one being a boogie-leaning, hazy summer club jam in the form of "Walk", and the second one a jazzier affair with plenty of soulful vocals and tribal drums called "I On You". Philpot bossman Soulphiction takes care of transforming "Walk" into a pot of filter-licking madness, where the percussion is stretched and freaked out further out into the ether compared to the original. What a package!
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Neck Breakerz Vol 1
BBR 002
14 Jun 15
Breakbeat
Party Your Ass Off by El Bomba on Breakerz Banquet Cue Track
El Bomba - "Party Your Ass Off" - (3:58) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Check Out Da Flow by Knuckle Fingerz on Breakerz Banquet Cue Track
Knuckle Fingerz - "Check Out Da Flow" - (4:56) 106 BPM
West Coast Don by Cris Crucial on Breakerz Banquet Cue Track
Cris Crucial - "West Coast Don" - (4:20) 58 BPM
You Wanna Hear Dis by Breakerz Allstarz on Breakerz Banquet Cue Track
Breakerz Allstarz - "You Wanna Hear Dis" - (3:53) 110 BPM
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Review: Breakerz Banquet switch the feast to a BBQ flex with a quartet of laid back summer vibes. Fresh from fronting the label launch, El Bomba takes the lead with "Party Your Ass Off". A refreshingly honest ode to smoking, drinking and fun times, it's an instant smiler. Knuckle Fingerz plays the spot-the-sample game with a whole range of well-known lyrical hooks and a Tribe Called Quest level groove. Cris Crucial plays a similar rap homage with added Dee-lite and Maars. Finally the whole team collide for the 'banger' of the bunch... Muscular drums, a clinically obese groove and party chants a-go-go, if you're not popping within 30 seconds, your volume function is faulty. Yummy.
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Just EP
AUS 1580
22 Jun 15
Deep House
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Just - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Celeste - (6:03) 125 BPM
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Back 2 U - (7:44) 122 BPM
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Back 2 U (instrumental) - (7:44) 122 BPM
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Outlaw EP
IMRV 013
29 Jun 15
Deep Dubstep
Key by LAS, Mikael on Innamind Recordings Cue Track
LAS, Mikael - "Key" - (4:43) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Outlaw by LAS, Mikael on Innamind Recordings Cue Track
LAS, Mikael - "Outlaw" - (4:50) 140 BPM
Drumspeak by LAS, Mikael on Innamind Recordings Cue Track
LAS, Mikael - "Drumspeak" - (4:36) 140 BPM
Farout by LAS on Innamind Recordings Cue Track
LAS - "Farout" - (3:14) 140 BPM
Shut by Mikael on Innamind Recordings Cue Track
Mikael - "Shut" - (5:03) 140 BPM
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Review: Fresh from developing their Blacklist project, Innamind return their focus to the mother label with a collabo joint of heavyweight proportions. From the sleazy live bass lollops and dancefloor creeper sensations of "Outlaw", you know you're in for a treat. Other highlights include "Farout", where strange mid-range bass tones skip playfully around a heavily textured vocal sample, and "Drumspeak", where immense layers of percussion and rhythms are stitched with serious attention to detail. Powerful.
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Pool Sonics Volume 1
DWADSEP 21
15 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Pool Sonics Volume 1 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
2 B Dancin' - (6:44) 125 BPM
Pool Sonics Volume 1 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
Can't Lose - (6:33) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pool Sonics Volume 1 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
My Eyes Of You - (6:57) 124 BPM
Pool Sonics Volume 1 by Alien Disco Sugar on Digital Wax Productions Cue Track
Funk In Your Mind - (7:21) 116 BPM
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Review: Grecian scalpel specialist DJ Leonidas keeps busy, releasing a new EP of cheerful, floor-friendly reworks every month. This month's instalment, Pool Sonics, begins with "2 Be Dancin", a shirts-off disco onslaught full of overblown strings, slammin' beats and parping horns. There's a looser, groovier feel about the slick, trumpet solo-laden disco-soul-goes-house of "Can't Lose", before he delivers a dose of camp Broadway disco in the shape of "My Eyes Of You" (yep, a cover of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"). Finally, "Funk In Your Mind" heads back towards the underground via rubbery disco-rap and some killer synths.
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Birth Of Love EP
HB 012
23 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Birth Of Love EP by Labor Of Love on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
The Time Is Now - (7:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Birth Of Love EP by Labor Of Love on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
Ah Suki Suki - (6:46) 107 BPM
Birth Of Love EP by Labor Of Love on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
Everybody's Movin - (7:08) 117 BPM
Birth Of Love EP by Labor Of Love on Hotbox Boogie Cue Track
Sing All Night - (6:13) 113 BPM
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Review: The mysterious Labor of Love crew has quietly been building a reputation online for some time now, via a combination of free edit giveaways and occasional contributions to compilations from Hot Digits and Deep Sense. Here, they present their debut EP for Hotbox Boogie, a collection of tried-and-tested reworks that offer the perfect balance between house-friendly chunkiness and original disco/boogie flavours. There's much to admire throughout, from the extended saxophone breaks and rubbery disco-funk shuffle of "The Time Is Now", to the hypnotic, Italo-influenced drug-chug of "Ah Suki Suki", seemingly a rework of Fern Kinney's "Groove Me". Best of all, though, is "Sing All Night", a delay-heavy dub disco re-cut of Gaz's "Sing" that wisely emphasizes the classic drum breaks and killer bassline.
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Neon Disco
SE 222
20 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Neon Disco by Deelicious on Sound Exhibitions Cue Track
Easy Lover - (7:02) 108 BPM
Neon Disco by Deelicious on Sound Exhibitions Cue Track
Tripping Out - (6:12) 107 BPM
Neon Disco by Deelicious on Sound Exhibitions Cue Track
Goody Goody - (6:39) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Neon Disco by Deelicious on Sound Exhibitions Cue Track
Dreams - (7:23) 104 BPM
Neon Disco by Deelicious on Sound Exhibitions Cue Track
We Beg Your Pardon - (6:23) 107 BPM
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Review: With Neon Disco, Italian producer Dimitri Ferrari welcomes a new name to his Sound Exhibitions label. Disco/house fusionist Dee-Licious hails from Leeds, and makes the kind of baggy, sun-kissed, groovy reworks that gleefully blend the boundaries between the humble re-edit and more ambitious original productions. The five tracks here all seemed designed to work well at summer festivals, from the breezy beats and spiralling strings of "Easy Lover" and hazy, filter-heavy pulse of "Goody Goody", to the sensual '80s soul/Jam & Lewis style goodness of "Dreams". Best of all, though, is the low-slung, stripped-back disco-funk meets-house bump of "We Beg Your Pardon".
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The Parish Rumors EP
HEIST 009
06 Apr 15
Deep House
The Parish Rumors EP by Brame & Hamo on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Parish Rumors - (6:19) 124 BPM
The Parish Rumors EP by Brame & Hamo on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Ghetto For You - (6:22) 116 BPM
The Parish Rumors EP by Brame & Hamo on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Hotshot - (4:36) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Following impressive collaborative outings on Dirt Crew and their own Splendor & Squalor label, Brame and Hamo once again join forces, this time for Detroit Swindle's Heist Recordings. Predictably, there's genuine warmth throughout, as the duo showcases more tactile deep house compositions. Opener "Parish Rumours" sets the tone, lacing filter-clad female vocal samples and twinkling melodies over a compressed, cymbal-heavy groove. The filters once again come to the fore on the sweet, soul-sampling "Ghetto For You", while "Hotshot" delivers the kind of loose, hazy and jazz-flecked deep house jam - think hazy horns, tumbling chords, held-note strings and bluesy vocal cut-ups - that evokes images of humid days reclining on Adriatic terraces and Mediterranean cliff-tops.
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New Adventure In Modern Jazz
LV 049DD
22 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
New Adventure In Modern Jazz by Saxxon feat Jon Scott on Liquid V Cue Track
Never Give Up - (5:56) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
New Adventure In Modern Jazz by Saxxon feat Jon Scott on Liquid V Cue Track
The Only One - (5:58) 175 BPM
New Adventure In Modern Jazz by Saxxon feat Jon Scott on Liquid V Cue Track
Talking Jazz (feat Wednesday Amelia) - (6:19) 173 BPM
New Adventure In Modern Jazz by Saxxon feat Jon Scott on Liquid V Cue Track
Sunset Strip - (5:33) 174 BPM
New Adventure In Modern Jazz by Saxxon feat Jon Scott on Liquid V Cue Track
New Adventures Long Player (feat Wednesday Amelia) - (20:53) 174 BPM
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Played by: S Man, Zen Dub
Review: If you're left scratching your head after reading the title of this release, nothing we say here can help you. Saxxon has become Liquid V's leading authority on jazz and all its sexy nuances. This EP has been tailored to suit those of a more soulful persuasion - and that's not to say there's nothing here for the bass heads - the level of low weightiness is off the scale. Let the jazz and the bass melt together into a perfect world of deep, funky relaxation.
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Good To Have The Feeling
JC 038
01 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
Good To Have The Feeling by Deekline/Tippa Irie on Jungle Cakes Cue Track
Good To Have The Feeling (original mix) - (4:04) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Good To Have The Feeling by Deekline/Tippa Irie on Jungle Cakes Cue Track
Good To Have The Feeling (Voltage & Nicky Blackmarket remix) - (4:31) 175 BPM
Good To Have The Feeling by Deekline/Tippa Irie on Jungle Cakes Cue Track
Good To Have The Feeling (Speed Garage mix) - (5:06) 194 BPM
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Review: With the summer just starting to show face, it's about time Hot Cakes' main man Deekline rolled up to deliver one of his sunniest efforts in years. Teaming up with the mighty Tippa Irie, get ready for a slice of reggae-infused jungle, perfect for some laid-back listening. Voltage and Nicky Blackmarket get their mitts on it too with their darkened remix, with breaks eking out every bit of attitude from that sunny facade. We knew there was some badness in there somewhere. Lastly, get ready for a Speed Garage remix, taking tips from the old school in a big way as the sound of UKG reigns supreme once again.
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This Music
TTB 44
26 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
This Music by Damageman on Ten Ton Beats Cue Track
This Music - (4:25) 174 BPM
This Music by Damageman on Ten Ton Beats Cue Track
What The Fuck Was That - (4:30) 174 BPM
This Music by Damageman on Ten Ton Beats Cue Track
Tricks - (4:27) 175 BPM
This Music by Damageman on Ten Ton Beats Cue Track
3 Seconds - (4:26) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
This Music by Damageman on Ten Ton Beats Cue Track
Control - (4:27) 174 BPM
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Review: South east soundboy Damageman digs deep into the jump psyche with this muscular collection of big bass bust-ups. "This Music" comes with a really rounded smooth bassline that almost purrs in a similar way to Urban Takeover many moons ago. "What The Fuck Was That" is much more upfront and gritty, coming on strong like a Logan D or Tyke blunderbuss. Elsewhere "Tricks" combines at least four different basses to create one overwhelmingly nasty message, "3 Seconds" rasps with a cement-melting metallic bassline and wins the 'best sample' award this season while "Control" closes the show with a bubbly bass dynamic that's not dissimilar to a young Original Sin. Comparisons in this league don't come any higher.
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The Rainbow Song
LT 060
05 Jun 15
Deep House
The Rainbow Song by Art Of Tones on Local Talk Cue Track
The Rainbow Song - (7:35) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Rainbow Song by Art Of Tones on Local Talk Cue Track
The Rainbow Song (S3A Broken STL remix) - (5:42) 119 BPM
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Review: Following a surprise outing on House of Disco, Ludovic Llorca returns to Local Talk for the first time since 2013's much played The Same Thing EP. In its' original form, The Rainbow Song is a near perfect example of Llorca's particular brand of deep house - all stretched-out chords, a bustling bassline, tough but shuffling beats, cute cowbells and bluesy vocal samples. It sounds like an underground summer anthem in waiting. There's more of a funk-flecked urgency about the excellent S3A Broken STL Remix, which introduces further vocal samples and, arguably, an even more addictive groove. Certainly, it feels a little wilder than the original, whilst retaining Llorca's unique deep house perspective.
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Let's Party EP
BBP 108
26 Jun 15
Breakbeat
Let's Party EP by Arteo on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings Cue Track
Lets Party - (5:17) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Let's Party EP by Arteo on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings Cue Track
Everywhere I Go - (5:12) 112 BPM
Let's Party EP by Arteo on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings Cue Track
Nobody Else - (4:13) 110 BPM
Let's Party EP by Arteo on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings Cue Track
Time & Place (Badboe mix) - (4:22) 149 BPM
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Review: Lashings of Latvian party pounding right here... Having developed a reputation for carving up a repertoire of detailed bootlegs, Arteo goes legit with this fizzy four tracker. "LetAss Party" is full of big beat twists and turns. Think Wiseguys on steroids and a team of award winning life coaches. "Everywhere I go" is a heavier, more club-focused jam with a wiggly metallic bassline and a super-tight sample on the breakdown. "Nobody Else" does the mid-range bass jitterbug in a way so sassy it could make Featurecast blush while BBP label boss Badboe brings the finale fire with a slinky, squelchy take on "Time & Place". Essential party business for the summer and beyond.
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Printing
FOTO 013
22 Jun 15
Deep House
Printing by DJ Steef on FOTO Recordings Cue Track
Shaking (original mix) - (5:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Printing by DJ Steef on FOTO Recordings Cue Track
Freeters (original mix) - (6:30) 110 BPM
Printing by DJ Steef on FOTO Recordings Cue Track
Shaking (The Revenge remix) - (7:32) 120 BPM
Printing by DJ Steef on FOTO Recordings Cue Track
Mojica Tribe (original mix) - (6:13) 115 BPM
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Review: Marseille's finest DJ Steef steps up to the plate for the next Foto release, supplying three hefty house tracks of varying tempo's and moods. Main jam 'Shaking' kicks off proceedings with a chopped-up break and kicking groove before a piano-laden mid-section sends the temperature rising. Next up Freeters hits heavy on the pitch-down vibe with some wonky electronics underpinned by a solid 4/4 low end. Over on the flip big bossman The Revenge hits back with a trademark stripped-out mix of Shaking which is heavy on the machine funk. Rounding things off Mojica Tribe is an altogether deeper number with smooth pads and an ethereal atmosphere.
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Summer Came My Way
SWSD 001
22 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Summer Came My Way by Greg Wilson feat The Reynolds on Super Weird Substance Limited Cue Track
Summer Came My Way (Luxxury club mix) - (9:17) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Summer Came My Way by Greg Wilson feat The Reynolds on Super Weird Substance Limited Cue Track
Summer Came My Way (Walter Ego mix) - (4:43) 105 BPM
Summer Came My Way by Greg Wilson feat The Reynolds on Super Weird Substance Limited Cue Track
Summer Came My Way (Luxxury radio mix) - (4:36) 106 BPM
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Review: For all the success of his re-edits, original Greg Wilson compositions have been few and far between since the veteran DJ's return to action in the early 2000s. "Summer Came My Way" - designed as a vehicle for Merseyside sisters Katherine and Carmel Reynolds - is his first production of note since 2008's Yolanta Sy collaboration with Ilija Rudman. Reworked into a midtempo chunk of hazy, Balearic disco by L.A's Luxxury, it seems destined to become something of an anthem at sun-baked summer festivals. Luxxury's versions - available in radio-friendly and full-on 10 minute variants - are joined by a brilliantly deep, electronic, downtempo revision from Walter Ego that gives due prominence to Katherine Reynolds' brilliant lead vocals.
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Fear Bites
SPEAR 061
22 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
Fear Bites by Riya on Spearhead Cue Track
Fear Bites (feat Dynamite MC, Villem & McLeod) - (4:33) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fear Bites by Riya on Spearhead Cue Track
I Don't Need (feat Break) - (5:18) 172 BPM
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Played by: Cod3x
Review: Riya gets her own release. It's about freaking time. The soulful siren of the underground for ten years, there aren't many people who are better connected or more respected amongst the 'good guys' of UK, European and Brazilian drum and bass than this lady. She's a force to be reckoned with. Working with Dynamite MC, Villem, McLeod and Break on this stunner of a two-track, the beats drop hard and the bass rolls deep. But really, what did you expect? If you call yourself a drum and bass fan, pick this up as soon as your fingers stop tapping to the sample of "I Don't Need".
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Good Things EP (remixes)
BC003R
05 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Good Things by Chezz on Boogie Cafe Cue Track
Chezz - "Good Things" (original mix) - (5:40) 115 BPM
Here With Me by Newman on Boogie Cafe Cue Track
Newman - "Here With Me" (original mix) - (5:40) 114 BPM
Low Key Disco by Childs & Moore on Boogie Cafe Cue Track
Childs & Moore - "Low Key Disco" (original mix) - (6:29) 120 BPM
Good Things by Chezz on Boogie Cafe Cue Track
Chezz - "Good Things" (Piers Kirwan remix) - (7:13) 113 BPM
Here With Me by Newman on Boogie Cafe Cue Track
Newman - "Here With Me" (Dave Gerrard remix) - (5:04) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Good Things by Chezz on Boogie Cafe Cue Track
Chezz - "Good Things" (Noel Watson Modulation re edit mix) - (6:52) 115 BPM
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Review: Having previously proved their credentials in the re-edit arena, Bristol's Boogie Cafe crew has decided to move into the realm of original production. Happily, the material here is pleasingly good, with Chezz's woozy, organic, soul-flecked deep house opener - featuring some superb samples and cowbells aplenty - standing out. Newman's luscious, electric piano-heavy, edit-not-edit "Here With You" also impresses, while Childs & Moore's "Low Key Disco" lives up to its' name. Of the remixes, it's probably Dave Gerrard's rubbery, swinging interpretation of "Here With You" that takes the plaudits, but both reworks of the Chezz tune are also solid.
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Sunshine EP
CHOPDIGI 062
19 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sunshine EP by Le Visiteur on Chopshop Cue Track
Groove - (5:46) 123 BPM
Sunshine EP by Le Visiteur on Chopshop Cue Track
Let The Sunshine - (5:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sunshine EP by Le Visiteur on Chopshop Cue Track
My Gang - (5:33) 120 BPM
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Review: On his first outing on DJ Butcher's Chop Shop imprint, Edinburgh-based producer Le Visiteur has clearly got his sights set on outdoor parties. The Sunshine EP is nothing less than a celebration of the kind of dusty, down-low disco that sounds great blasting out of sound systems on Adriatic boat parties, Ibizan terraces and impromptu pub garden rave-ups. All three tracks are killer, from the sinewy, string-drenched, hands-in-the-air disco of "Groove", to the gospel disco brilliance of "Let The Sunshine". "My Gang", a suitably heavy rearrangement of Hamilton Bohannon's "Me & My Gang", is pretty hot, too.
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The Rising
WID 013
22 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
Jeff by K Motionz & Nightfang on Wobble Infection Digital Cue Track
K Motionz & Nightfang - "Jeff" - (4:26) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Animal Thing by Nightfang on Wobble Infection Digital Cue Track
Nightfang - "Animal Thing" - (4:30) 175 BPM
Bad Trip by Nightfang on Wobble Infection Digital Cue Track
Nightfang - "Bad Trip" - (4:28) 175 BPM
The Rising by Nightfang on Wobble Infection Digital Cue Track
Nightfang - "The Rising" - (4:28) 175 BPM
Darkside by Nightfang on Wobble Infection Digital Cue Track
Nightfang - "Darkside" - (4:24) 175 BPM
Colors by Nightfang on Wobble Infection Digital Cue Track
Nightfang - "Colors" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Hype Ting
ZEUSSOUND 001
21 Jun 15
UK Garage
Hype Ting by Mike Delinquent Project/MC Neat on Zeus Sound Cue Track
Hype Ting (club mix) - (4:38) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hype Ting by Mike Delinquent Project/MC Neat on Zeus Sound Cue Track
Hype Ting (radio edit) - (2:49) 132 BPM
Hype Ting by Mike Delinquent Project/MC Neat on Zeus Sound Cue Track
Hype Ting (dub mix) - (4:34) 132 BPM
Hype Ting by Mike Delinquent Project/MC Neat on Zeus Sound Cue Track
Hype Ting (instrumental) - (4:35) 132 BPM
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Review: Blimey! London's Mike Delinquent steps out of his usual Champion home and he's brought along the legendary MC Neat with him on the ones and twos, for the newly founded Zeus Sound. The two have conjured four cuts of their new "Hype Ting" cut, the club and radio mixes being the two floor-fillers, a pair of UK garage steppers that take us back to the early noughties when the likes of Oxide & Neutrino were churning out tunes. You also get a deeper dub mix of the original, leaving room for the percussion to flex, and an instrumental, for the DJs.
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All Blue EP
META 023
08 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
All Blue EP by Halogenix on Metalheadz Cue Track
All Blue (feat. Cleveland Watkiss) - (5:09) 172 BPM
All Blue EP by Halogenix on Metalheadz Cue Track
Beyond The Bounds - (5:21) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
All Blue EP by Halogenix on Metalheadz Cue Track
Shank - (5:24) 172 BPM
All Blue EP by Halogenix on Metalheadz Cue Track
Shores - (5:35) 172 BPM
All Blue EP by Halogenix on Metalheadz Cue Track
Paper Sword - (4:29) 174 BPM
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Review: The latest Halogenix release offers further evidence of Laurence Reading's growth as a solo producer away from the Ivy Lab trio, and lands him a debut on Metalheadz. Arriving with a full colour sleeve, the All Blue EP opens with a breezy relaxed roller of a title track that's further enhanced by the hushed vocal delivery of veteran singer Cleveland Watkiss. "Beyond The Bounds" is quite soulful too, though the bassline feels a lot more muscular whilst B-side opener "Shank" finds Halogenix veering off into a techier sound. Final track "Shores" brings a vocal element back into play, and it's a seductive one that will hook you right in.
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Sureshot Cuts EP
FKR 078
23 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sureshot Cuts EP by Rare Cuts on FKR Cue Track
Be Thankful - (8:53) 94 BPM
Sureshot Cuts EP by Rare Cuts on FKR Cue Track
I Will Love You Alone - (6:28) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sureshot Cuts EP by Rare Cuts on FKR Cue Track
Street Tough - (6:41) 94 BPM
Sureshot Cuts EP by Rare Cuts on FKR Cue Track
Sugar Free - (5:26) 102 BPM
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You Remember
INT 027
22 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
You Remember by Dawn Wall on Integral Cue Track
Simple Mind - (4:30) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
You Remember by Dawn Wall on Integral Cue Track
You Remember - (4:35) 174 BPM
You Remember by Dawn Wall on Integral Cue Track
If I Smiled - (4:35) 174 BPM
You Remember by Dawn Wall on Integral Cue Track
Saigon Blaze - (4:48) 173 BPM
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Played by: Sektor
Review: Just who is Dawn Wall? And how does their sound simultaneously manage to feel comfortingly familiar and fresh? Equal parts deep and light, twinkling melodiousness marks "Simple Mind" as the ultimate EP opener, giving plenty of hints of the goodness yet to come. "You Remember" is a reckless banger, rolling out once more, this time with a moodier angle for the dancefloor. "If I Smiled" offers a little warmth and romance, and final track "Saigon Blaze" shimmers with exotic sounds and that trademark rolling bass.
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Egoi­sta
HVN 028
15 Jun 15
Minimal/Tech House
Egoi­sta by Marvin & Guy on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Egoista - (7:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Egoi­sta by Marvin & Guy on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Cancion (Para Ti) - (7:00) 118 BPM
Egoi­sta by Marvin & Guy on Hivern Discs Cue Track
The Man Who Lost The Hat - (8:20) 120 BPM
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Review: Marvin Dan III and Lee "The Black Belt" Guy debut on the excellent Hivern Discs with the Egoista release and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what makes a dancefloor tick. Most recently spotted on US label Young Adults, Marvin & Guy are known best for the series of cosmic disco mind benders issued for Let's Get Lost, On The Prowl, and their own eponymous label. That sense of cosmic sprawl is very much in evidence on this three-track release, with the seven minute title cut setting the tone, sounding akin to one of Joakim's more epic productions. The star gazing "Cancion (Para Ti)" has Lena Willikens set-opener written all over it whilst "The Man Who Lost The Hat" adopts a somewhat darker tone, despite the silly title. More great music from the Hivern crew.
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In The Water
LTX 005
26 Jun 15
Deep House
In The Water by Black Fan on Local Talk Cue Track
In The Water - (6:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
In The Water by Black Fan on Local Talk Cue Track
Dancin' Together - (6:28) 120 BPM
In The Water by Black Fan on Local Talk Cue Track
J2015 - (7:19) 121 BPM
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Review: Black Fan has only put out one EP on Wolf Music Recordings prior to this latest outing on Sweden's excellent Local Talk stable. His music is characterized by deep, dubby and raw beats coated in a distinctive party flavor, qualities heard loud and clearly on the wonky bumps of "In The Water". "Dancin' Together" takes the more soulful approach, where choppy female vocals ride above jittery chords and starry pads, whereas "J2015" is an altogether dustier affair, a quick-firing mass of percussion shots and siren-like melodies.
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Bulldoze
TEC 085
29 Jun 15
Bass
Bulldoze by Walton on Tectonic Cue Track
Wrench - (5:08) 128 BPM
Bulldoze by Walton on Tectonic Cue Track
Flute Riddim - (5:35) 86 BPM
Bulldoze by Walton on Tectonic Cue Track
Bulldoze - (5:56) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bulldoze by Walton on Tectonic Cue Track
LEAN - (4:58) 129 BPM
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Review: Having previously impressed with a trio of fine EPs and a similarly well-regarded album on Hyperdub some years back, Walton makes the move to Pinch's Tectonic imprint. He kicks things off with the grizzled, post-dubstep sparseness of "Wrench", all thunderous riddims, spooky electronics and spaced-out hits. There's an almost broken beat feel about the mangled grooves, pulsating sub and twittering melodies of "Flute Riddim", while the title track sees him go deep into heavyweight bass territory via drawn-out electronic textures, ragga vocal samples and bouncing beats. He closes proceedings with "L.E.A.N", a deeper, more ghostly trip full of crystalline electronics and spaced-out, half-step beats.
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Disco Stomp EP
MMD 008
29 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Disco Stomp EP by Chewy Rubs on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Love Thingy Mi Jig (exstemded mix) - (9:25) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Disco Stomp EP by Chewy Rubs on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Makes You Blind (Don't Stop edit) - (7:59) 118 BPM
Disco Stomp EP by Chewy Rubs on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Keep On Givin' It Up (Chewy Story Of Our Lives Rub) - (9:12) 120 BPM
Disco Stomp EP by Chewy Rubs on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Burning Up (Chewy Rubs BSP dub) - (6:31) 120 BPM
Disco Stomp EP by Chewy Rubs on Masterworks Music Cue Track
Found Love (Chewy Rubs dub) - (7:45) 116 BPM
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Review: UK veteran edit master Chewy Rubs steps out of his own Chewy outlet and lands on the old-school-friendly Masterworks Music. He's in a disco mood, as per usual, and he's mashing up samples and beats like no tomorrow; we have five juicy pieces of dancefloor gold on here, the more magical moments residing in the funky and riff-driven "Makes You Blind" (Don't Stop edit)", the man's BSP dub of the string-heavy "Burning Up", and his dubbier dub of "Found Love". Party tools.
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Voyage Sampler 01
VYG 01
04 May 15
Deep House
Kackwursthouse by CTEPEO 57 on Voyage Recordings Cue Track
CTEPEO 57 - "Kackwursthouse" - (5:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rosebud by Harvey Sutherland on Voyage Recordings Cue Track
Harvey Sutherland - "Rosebud" - (4:49) 114 BPM
Dreams On Kepler by Andy Hart on Voyage Recordings Cue Track
Andy Hart - "Dreams On Kepler" - (5:46) 119 BPM
Gravy by Saine on Voyage Recordings Cue Track
Saine - "Gravy" - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Review: Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Voyage Recordings are a new label with a thing for the deeper side of life. That's all good with us, especially when it's as slickly produced as the four tracks found here. With all their key artists making appearance, we get gently washed out to sea on tranquil waves of slo-mo dance starting with CTEPEO 57's jazzy, stoned-house, the velvety smoocher "Rosebud", the lean and serene bliss-house of "Dreams on Kepler" and moody electro-house closer "Gravy". Slick!
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The Butchers Apprentice EP
CHOPDIGI_ 060
18 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Butchers Apprentice EP by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Get On Up - (5:04) 102 BPM
The Butchers Apprentice EP by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Say Yes Sir - (4:55) 119 BPM
The Butchers Apprentice EP by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Shake At The Disco - (4:58) 100 BPM
The Butchers Apprentice EP by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
What You Gonna Do Now - (5:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Dave Gerrard has been a member of the Chop Shop family for some time, making his first contribution to one of their split EPs way back in 2012. Here, he returns with his third EP for DJ Butcher's imprint, following appearances on Sound Exhibitions and Hot Digits. He begins in sensual fashion, dropping a straightened-out, string -laden head-nodder ("Get On Up") for the slo-mo disco crew. "Say Yes Sir" sees him turn a classic chunk of rabble-rousing funk into a hip-wigglin' house shuffler, while "Shake At The Disco" sees him return to a slower tempo with a killer chunk of horn-heavy disco-funk. He rounds things off with "What You Gonna Dow", a James Brown style funk number given a swinging 4/4 makeover.
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Imminent Danger
DIG101REC 023
22 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
Imminent Danger by Danger on Digital 101 Recordings Cue Track
Imminent Danger (feat Nightfang) - (4:30) 175 BPM
Imminent Danger by Danger on Digital 101 Recordings Cue Track
Back It Up - (4:30) 175 BPM
Imminent Danger by Danger on Digital 101 Recordings Cue Track
Respect - (4:28) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Imminent Danger by Danger on Digital 101 Recordings Cue Track
Save You - (4:28) 175 BPM
Imminent Danger by Danger on Digital 101 Recordings Cue Track
No Danger - (4:32) 175 BPM
Imminent Danger by Danger on Digital 101 Recordings Cue Track
Every Dog Has His Day (with Jack The Ripper) - (4:31) 175 BPM
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Party Rocker EP
GGD 13
29 Apr 15
Breakbeat
Party Rocker EP by Father Funk on Goodgroove Cue Track
Jungle Strut - (3:26) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Party Rocker EP by Father Funk on Goodgroove Cue Track
Party Rocker - (2:52) 110 BPM
Party Rocker EP by Father Funk on Goodgroove Cue Track
Start Movin' - (3:52) 104 BPM
Party Rocker EP by Father Funk on Goodgroove Cue Track
Kinda Groovy - (4:39) 110 BPM
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Review: Pater party starter Father Funk shows us who's the daddy with four more slinky, sample-soaked nu-funk jams. Ranging from the ballsy swing of "Jungle Strut" to the more salubrious, well-oiled slinks and winks of "Start Movin'", once again FF's EP lives up to its title in every way... Climaxing with a smoky-eyed shake up of Dusty Springfield's "Spooky". Sexy.
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Inside The Box EP
CRIT 082
29 Jun 15
Drum And Bass
Inside The Box EP by Kasra/Enei on Critical Music Cue Track
Inside The Box - (3:56) 172 BPM
Inside The Box EP by Kasra/Enei on Critical Music Cue Track
Words - (5:27) 57 BPM
Inside The Box EP by Kasra/Enei on Critical Music Cue Track
Overthinking (feat DRS) - (4:11) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Inside The Box EP by Kasra/Enei on Critical Music Cue Track
Arcana - (5:12) 172 BPM
Inside The Box EP by Kasra/Enei on Critical Music Cue Track
Greed - (4:39) 172 BPM
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Played by: Gerra & Stone, Cod3x
Review: A king selector and respected label director first and foremost, Critical bossman Kasra doesn't dish out sonic sermons very often. But when he does, it's always worth paying attention. Especially when Russian demon Enei is on board, too. Five tracks in total, we range from the swampy half time sludge of "Inside The Box" to the early Metalheadz ice and depth plunge breaks of "Words" via the peaktime heads down stepper "Arcana". The real highlight, though, is "Overthinking". Haunted pianos, ghostly breakbeat flickers and paranoid poetry from everyone's favourite MC, DRS, this is up there with "Count To 10". Yeah, it's that good.
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Benny Blanco
SOS 039
24 May 15
UK Garage
Benny Blanco by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Benny Blanco - (5:16) 126 BPM
Benny Blanco by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Tech Leopard - (5:49) 128 BPM
Benny Blanco by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Benny Blanco (Spoils remix) - (5:08) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Benny Blanco by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Benny Blanco (Conducta remix) - (5:43) 136 BPM
Benny Blanco by Majora on Sounds Of Sumo Cue Track
Tech Leopard (Doctor Jeep remix) - (4:32) 128 BPM
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Review: Relative newcomer Majora, is a producer who loves division - he divided his time between Bath and Bristol and his sound between 'house, grime and garage'. He doesn't seem to extend this philosophy to record labels though, as he seems to be happy residing with Sounds Of Sumo, who give us a new release package. The title track is thick, gloopy jazz-step meets wobble (turned into heavy 4x4 by Spoils and campy speed garage by Conducta) and "Tech Leopard" takes things even deeper for a deliciously tropical head-nodder (turned raucous carnival jam by Doctor Jeep). Boom!
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Cloud Generator EP
RB 054
23 Mar 15
Techno
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Cloud Generator - (7:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Diversion - (6:39) 125 BPM
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Pocket Piano - (6:43) 125 BPM
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Pocket Piano (breakbeat mix) - (6:08) 83 BPM
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Review: Strahil Velchev has been a lot of places in his prolific career thus far, but he's never been to Running Back before. With the title track the Hungarian production power house steps up to the plate with a surefire peak time rocker, piling on thick electro synth lines and plenty of techno tension built for the large-scale experience. "Diversion" is no less catchy even if its temperament is far sunnier, working that playful edge that has always accompanied Kink tracks, but then "Pocket Piano (Breakbeat Mix)" throws a curveball in the shape of an old-skool breakbeat groove colliding with warm and fluffy arpeggios before opening up into a joyous piano rave experience.
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Kojak EP
CHURCHW 004
25 May 15
Deep House
Kojak EP by Laurence Guy on Church Cue Track
Kojak - (5:01) 121 BPM
Kojak EP by Laurence Guy on Church Cue Track
W.L.Y.B - (6:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Kojak EP by Laurence Guy on Church Cue Track
Stavros - (5:38) 119 BPM
Kojak EP by Laurence Guy on Church Cue Track
Rizzo - (6:07) 121 BPM
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Played by: Vhyce
Review: The strength of Church continues to build with a fine back catalogue covering the likes of Happa and Seb Wildblood amongst many others, and now they follow up Ishmael's release with this selection from new London hopeful Laurence Guy. The funk gets laid on nice and thick on this spread of deep house delectations, with the title track heading out into blissful downtempo territory before kicking into simmering disco groove. "W.L.Y.B" plies a trade in delicate keys and sizzling drums of the highest order while a cheeky bump amps up the appeal of "Stavros". "Rizzo" finishes the EP off with another wistful ride through all kinds of soul signifiers that pack a mean punch.
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Basement Trax Vol 2
O-TON 089
22 Jun 15
Techno
Basement Trax Vol 2 by Len Faki on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
B-PAX - (7:14) 124 BPM
Basement Trax Vol 2 by Len Faki on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
For Real - (6:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Basement Trax Vol 2 by Len Faki on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Hainish Cycle - (6:37) 124 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Len Faki returns to his resident label with Basement Trax Vol 2. which as the name suggests, provides banging, subterranean club tools for dusty basements and abandoned power plants alike, with some of his finest work since the tracks on his Berghain 03 mix several years ago. Who could forget The Obliteration of The Berghain and Rainbow Delta. The tracks on here are a return to form by an artist now considered one of the modern greats. The pounding kick drum workout of "B-PAX" is as well engineered as only a Berghain resident could execute. We predict the chugging epic "For Real" will be destroying dancefloors worldwide this summer. Finally the gritty, entrancing bassline faces off with mutant melody in yet another peak time journey on "Hainish Cycle".
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Judas/What You Thinking
HSDG 019
01 Jul 15
Drum And Bass
Judas/What You Thinking by Turno on Higher Stakes Cue Track
Judas - (4:24) 178 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Judas/What You Thinking by Turno on Higher Stakes Cue Track
What You Thinking (feat Pretty P) - (4:30) 174 BPM
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Review: Dark and menacing is how Turno's playing it with "Judas" and to be honest, he's nailing it. Ram-packed with techy madness and hard and fast snares, this is jump up for the connoisseur. "What You Thinking" is a total turnaround in style, choosing smooth rolling bass and the heartfelt vocals of Pretty P. Come mid-set, this'll be a must-play. Two blinders.
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Get On Down EP
MR- 002
26 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Get On Down EP by Lord Funk on Marilin Cue Track
Get On Down - (6:20) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Get On Down EP by Lord Funk on Marilin Cue Track
How Sweet The Love Can Be - (8:01) 123 BPM
Get On Down EP by Lord Funk on Marilin Cue Track
Black Lagoon (retouch) - (7:58) 117 BPM
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Review: In recent years, Paris seems to have become awash with disco re-editors, most of whom - and in particular the well-loved Venice Beach and KS French - seem to specialise in adding a little filter-heavy house bounce to their '70s and '80s source material. Lord Funk - real-name Dalmasso Romain - is part of the same Parisian scalpel set, and here pops up on Marilin following a number of outings on Boogie Butt. Choose between the lolloping disco-funk sunshine of "Get On Down", the tough boogie looseness of "How Sweet The Love Can Be" - complete with bongo workouts and killer synthesizer lines - and the cuddly Balearic disco sweetness of "Black Lagoon (Retouch)".
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Riccio EP
EDWAX 10
20 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
Riccio EP by Riccio on Editorial Cue Track
I've Loved It - (5:30) 108 BPM
Riccio EP by Riccio on Editorial Cue Track
Put Some Love In Your Life - (7:20) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Riccio EP by Riccio on Editorial Cue Track
Flute - (5:36) 110 BPM
Riccio EP by Riccio on Editorial Cue Track
Little Drummer - (5:00) 97 BPM
from $2.07
Review: Super Value Edits frontman Riccio touches down on the similarly discofied Editorial outlet with four freaky-deaky disco joints in an ultra-sleek, contemporary flavour. "I've Loved It" is a grizzly boogie attack complete with a funky guitar riff and wailing vocals, "Put Some Love In Your Life" is slower, more soulful and utterly sexy, while "Flute" is a wonderful DJ tool that'd go down a storm in any Moodymann set. "Little Drummer" provides something more tropical and this release is seriously recommended for the disco heads!
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