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The Philly Vanilli Tribute Mixes Vol 1
WMD 070
31 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (Philly Vanilli rework) - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Off The Wall (Philly Vanilli's Piss On The Wall rework) - (5:18) 122 BPM
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Don't Stop Til You Smoke Enough (feat Derrick Layo Trinity - Philly Vanilli's Ganya Generation) - (7:30) 90 BPM
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Review: You may have already figured out that We Mean Disco's latest re-edit EP is an unashamed tribute to the self-styled King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. As usual, man of mystery Philly Manilli is at the controls, adding his distinctive touch to two Jacko classics, and a much-loved disco reggae cover version. The Manilli man's version of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" builds up brilliantly in a similar manner to The Reflex's various MJ revisions, while his rework of "Off The Wall" turns the disco classic into a loopy, floor-friendly house jam. The package is completed by a tasty, dub-wise rearrangement of Derrick Laro and Trinity's killer 1980 reggae re-invention of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough".
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Quart Sector 2
EASTDE 02
23 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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One DJ 2016 - (6:16) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Temptation (feat Makoto) - (4:59) 174 BPM
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Into Time - (5:27) 174 BPM
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Moon Raker - (5:35) 174 BPM
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Stay - (5:50) 170 BPM
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Amended EP
PLAYAZ 070D
26 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Too Bad (remix) - (5:13) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nightshade (Upgrade remix) - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Original Ninja (BassBrothers remix) - (4:45) 175 BPM
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Creepshow (VIP) - (4:26) 175 BPM
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Still Rockin': V's Edits Vol 25
VHR 48
05 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Zed Leppelin - "Heartbreaker" (V's dub mix) - (7:16) 100 BPM
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MJJ - "Stop Your Pressure" (V's Determined mix) - (7:03) 106 BPM
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J Hammond - "Fantasy" (V's edit) - (8:17) 112 BPM
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The Militia - "Roxanne" (V's Disco & Rock mix) - (6:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Timmy Tommy - "Live Together" (V's Yes We Can edit) - (7:06) 107 BPM
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Review: Vehicle have been contributing to the contemporary nu-disco scene like few others labels and, to them, nothing is an obstacle, and no genre or style should be excluded. Zed Zeppelin's dub version of "Heartbreaker" is a refreshing disco take on the original, with its riffs still intact and rolling; "Stop Your Pressure" by MJJ takes Michael Jackson to a next level; J Hammond's "Fantasy" is a disco beauty; The Militia's version of "Roxanne" by Police moves those infamous vocals to new and interesting pastures; Timmy Tommy's "Live Together" is an devilish little monster that manages to fuel house with a crazy set of organs.
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Big Up
DEEPIN 029
19 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Live & Let Live - (4:34) 58 BPM
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Pull Up Collective - "Big Up" - (4:32) 176 BPM
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Yeah Man - (4:30) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pull Up Collective - "Big Up" (Kartoon remix) - (4:22) 176 BPM
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Played by: DJ Hybrid
Review: It's a Bristol thing: Deep In The Jungle mainstay Audiomission rallies up the crew for four skank-packed jungle workouts. Together they lay down "Live & Let Live" and "Yeah Man" - the former hits with bouncy mid 90s jungle mischief, hurts with modern production and massages with a conscious vocal line while the latter whisks us back to the rushiest of rave meltdowns. Elsewhere Pull Up Collective go solo with the siren wailing jungle blazer "Big Up" a track that's transformed into a ragged edge amen war cry by Kartoon. Proper.
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Rituals Remixed
CRIT 092LTD
16 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Homeworld (feat Charli Brix - Break remix) - (5:00) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just One Look (feat Charli Brix - Signal remix) - (4:53) 170 BPM
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Iron Curtain (Fre4knc remix) - (4:18) 174 BPM
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Vertigo (Current Value remix) - (5:21) 172 BPM
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Collision EP
TITAN 034
16 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Fever - (5:08) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disconnected - (4:58) 174 BPM
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Sonar - (4:35) 174 BPM
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Unstoppable - (4:58) 175 BPM
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Freundchen EP
426003 8314401
26 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Freundchen - (6:11) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tazaar - (6:11) 122 BPM
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No Fool - (6:23) 124 BPM
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Review: After a few quiet years, Tensnake returned to form in 2015, and has so far enjoyed a productive 2016. Freudchen is his second EP of the year, and offers a back-to-basics collection of dancefloor-ready club tracks. The title track, where vocal flourishes, synth stabs and life-affirming disco samples ride a hard-edged, undulating Italo-disco style arpeggio, is undoubtedly the highlight, though there are still reasons to be cheerful elsewhere. With its' occasional African vocal samples, jaunty riffs and carnival-friendly whistles, "Tazaar" sounds like the German producer's take on the late '80s Inner City sound, while "No Fool" layers a relentless, thumping, kick-drum driven beat with distinctly Balearic flourishes.
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Thinking About Tomorrow/On The Edge
DISLTD 025
23 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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DLR - "Thinking About Tomorrow" - (6:05) 172 BPM
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On The Edge - (5:01) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Total Science and DLR... Need we say any more? DLR sets the tone with his own "Thinking About Tomorrow" where a precision balanced warm tech groove carries jazz chords to unknown hypnotic pastures. "On The Edge", meanwhile, hurtles jauntily into funky town with a bassline that staggers dangerously behind the kicks creating a tripped out groove that really shouldn't work... But does. Innovative and true to the craft - Dispatch never disappoint.
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Dapva 1.0
DUBZ 019
13 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Hedex - "OMG" - (4:24) 175 BPM
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Dilate - "Fruitloop" - (4:22) 180 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ironlung - "Warfare" - (4:27) 175 BPM
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K Motionz - "Twirl" - (5:51) 175 BPM
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Review: Guv's Dubz Audio imprint goes from the strength to strength, consistently identifying the originators in an increasingly cluttered market. "DAPVA" is the label's first v/a collection, featuring one of the label's most consistent artists (Hedex) and three label debuts from men who need no introduction. Hedex is all about the heavily coded funk in the riff, Dilate conjures up a cool subby roller with added industrial strength percussion while Ironlong brings the one-note riff hype in a similar way to Tyke or Hazard. Finally, K Motionz closes the show with some subversive drama as the build craftily teases into a hair-raising drop you'd never expect. Damagement.
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Katakana Edits Vol 44
KE 9044
19 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Night Strangers - (4:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On Fire - (6:20) 117 BPM
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Review: The honour of curating the 44th instalment of Katakana's Edits series has fallen on Disco Funk Spinner, a much respected re-edit guy whose work has appeared on the likes of Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit and Sound Exhibitions. Here though he only manages to provide two jams, but it's quality, not quantity, right? First up we get "Night Strangers" which takes loops from Candi Staton's Bee Gees cover (Nights On Broadway) and adds an accelerated disco house tempo and subtle but funky embellishments. On the digital flip is "On Fire", a clever rework of Peggy Lee's indestructible classic, Fever. Hot stuff!
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Platinum
LDDR 060
09 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Salvage - (4:32) 175 BPM
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D'Stress - (4:01) 176 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Years & Years - (4:52) 174 BPM
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Torn (VIP) - (4:01) 178 BPM
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Three
MFM 088
14 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Shadowstep - (4:25) 175 BPM
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Swampville - (4:49) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rebirth - (5:12) 175 BPM
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Half Step Harry - (4:51) 175 BPM
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Reality - (4:56) 175 BPM
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Waxed - (5:29) 175 BPM
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Ram Dance Man EP
EXIT 069
23 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Ram Dance Man (feat Trigga & Fox) - (3:25) 57 BPM
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Bedspring Riddim - (4:40) 170 BPM
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Suga Rush - (4:56) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stanna Stairlift - (4:04) 165 BPM
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Review: Chimpo on Exit. Is the world ready for this? Probably not. But since when did that stop guys like these? Especially with Trigga and Fox going toe-to-toe on the motorway-shredding rampage session "Ram Dance Man". Elsewhere "Bedsprings Riddim" warms up with sultry, jazzy come-to-bed tones before dropping into squeaky dancehall hanky-panky dopeness, "Suga Rush" has a touch of the old schools to its pads, breaks and pitched up vocal sample while "Stanna Stairlift" eases us into the groove with soft goosebump pads before dropping into some broad canvas stroke breaks which wouldn't have gone amiss on an old Big Bud record. Magnificent.
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Feel The Fire EP
DF 043
14 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feel The Fire - (7:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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If It Feels Good - (6:02) 107 BPM
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Striking Back - (5:10) 112 BPM
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Turn Me On - (8:05) 120 BPM
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Review: 2016 has been a good year for re-editor Evil Smarty. He's already put out killer material on Midnight Riot and Masterworks Music, and here pops up on Tonbe's Disco Fruit imprint for the first time. He gets down to business straight away with "Feel My Fire", a superb re-cut of the Osmonds' "I,I,I" that benefits greatly from some fresh new acid lines. "If It Feels Good" sees him in a celebratory mood (think sing-along disco funk with swinging new locked-in drums), while "Striking Back" - all elastic slap bass, dubbed-out Latin horns and disco-funk swagger - sounds tailor-made for sweaty, late night dancefloors. Finally, he ratchets the percussion up further on the hustling, T Connection style heavy disco of "Turn Me On".
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No Nonsense EP
KILLAZ 028DIG
02 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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No Nonsense - (4:53) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dread - (4:26) 175 BPM
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Simple Simon - (4:27) 175 BPM
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Sqwark - (4:26) 175 BPM
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Ammunition - (4:31) 175 BPM
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Blipschord - (5:08) 175 BPM
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The Mammoth
FLXA 058
16 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Philth - "Mammoth" - (5:59) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Philth & Bredren - "Cetacean" (Babylon VIP) - (5:47) 175 BPM
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Philth - "The Sign" (feat Dubz D - Neve remix) - (4:56) 175 BPM
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Philth - "Perpetual Motion" (feat Daniela Rhodes) - (6:24) 175 BPM
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Tides
DOGD 54
16 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Full Moon - (5:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Star Ritual - (5:20) 120 BPM
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Glass Waves - (5:49) 119 BPM
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Played by: Jimpster, Ben Sun
Review: Ben Sun made his debut back in 2013, delivering a chunk of life-affirming deep house for Quintessentials' Thanks You Freaks compilation. Three years on, Delusions of Grandeur has handed him the opportunity to showcase his talents over a three-track E.P. His style, which blends elements of electronic disco, deep house and glassy-eyed Balearica, is perfectly suited to the Freerange offshoot. Particularly enjoyable is "Star Ritual", where trippy, delay-laden boogie vocal samples ride a reverb-heavy, African-influenced drum rhythm and undulating, analogue bassline. Elsewhere, shirts may be removed for the bleep-heavy nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Full Moon", while the overwhelmingly tactile "Glass Waves" is little less than a piano-heavy chunk of early Italian deep house revivalism.
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Fotspor (Remixes)
OLS 015
09 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Fotspor (Todd Terje Disco mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fotspor (Todd Terje Disco dub) - (4:27) 120 BPM
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Fotspor (Bobby Spice remix) - (5:45) 119 BPM
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Fotspor (Bjorn Torske remix) - (7:20) 113 BPM
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Fotspor (Rune Lindbak remix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Holm CPU's Fotspor, a 1981 blue-eyed soul cut featured on the band's one and only album, .Login, is little-known outside of its' native Norway. In a bid to change that, Todd Terje has assembled a crack team of remixers to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The man himself delivers a pair of reworks: a confident Disco Remix that subtly beefs up the shuffling, dewy-eyed original, and a brilliant, Idjut Boys style Disco Dub (think heavy percussion, space echo, and a greater role for the original bassline). Bjorn Torske successfully takes a similar approach on his blazed dub disco reinterpretation, while Rune Lindbeak somehow turns it into a throbbing chunk of synth-heavy weirdo house.
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Love & U
EDWAXED 16
07 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Like U Do" - (7:01) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pontchartrain - "Luv 2 U" - (6:23) 105 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Love Is U" - (7:32) 118 BPM
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Sould Out & The Funk District - "Love 2 Dub You" - (6:39) 103 BPM
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Jockey Jams
TOYT 057
08 Aug 16
Deep House
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Black Loops - "Sex" - (6:26) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moritz Butschek - "Waterfalls" (feat Ferdinand Zar) - (6:25) 128 BPM
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Pixel82 & Justamine - "Going On" (Jad & The Ladyboy remix) - (5:08) 125 BPM
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Doug Gomez - "Make Your Body Move" - (7:43) 118 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Toy Tonics latest trick is Jockey Jams, the first in an 'irregular series of various artist EPs'. They've rustled up an interesting mix too, starting with the warm mid-paced throb of "Sex' by Black Loops, which features the voice of Scarlett Johansen (from the movie Her). Elsewhere "Waterfalls" by Moritz Butschek, which has that sleazy DJ Hell sound, Portugal's Pixel82 sees his diva house jam Going On given a choppy, hypnotic rework by Australian surfer dude Jad & The Ladyboy. Lastly New York's Doug Gomez wraps things up nicely with the clavinet-driven old school funk joint "Make Your Body Move".
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Dying To Dance
MMD 020
09 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lonely Town Lonely Street - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trust Me - (4:30) 118 BPM
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Dying To Dance - (5:26) 117 BPM
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Mechanical Body - (6:12) 102 BPM
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Change Of Mind - (6:28) 113 BPM
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Review: Lately Leeds' Deelicious has seen his loose and groovy tunes grace the likes of Sound Exhibitions and Disco Fruit. Here he rolls out five sizzling new bangers. The urgent slice of socially conscious funk, "Lonely Town Lonely Street", kicks things off, "Trust Me" incorporates housier filtered loops into the mix and the title track is celebratory slice of disco-pop with some ace bloc-rocking breaks and punk-funk bass work. Elsewhere we enter orbit with the melodramatic sci-fi boogie of "Mechanical Body" and "Change Your Mind" is an amazing example of early underground dance music reconfigured by a 21st century perspective.
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Snooze 4 Love (Remixed)
OLS 014
22 Jul 16
Progressive House
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Snooze 4 Love (Dixon remix) - (7:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Snooze 4 Love (Luke Abbott remix) - (6:49) 118 BPM
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Pollo Con Pollo EP
HEIST 019
25 Jul 16
Deep House
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Gotta Act To React - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pollo Con Pollo - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Intermezzlow - (3:16) 108 BPM
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Intermezzo - (6:37) 116 BPM
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Gotta Act To React (Float mix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
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Review: Nachtbraker's latest expansive EP for Heist Recordings - his first release of 2016 - boasts a host of hot, floor-friendly excursions. The EP's first two missives offer two distinctly different takes on disco-house - the throbbing sub-bass, extra percussion hits and early Daft Punk riffs of "Gotta Act To React", versus the smooth, classic disco-sampling loop-jam "Pollo Con Pollo" - before the woozy, drawn out "Intermezzlow" allows the Dutch producer to showcase the groovy, downtempo side to his work. The accompanying "Intermezzo" is a jazzy, percussive deep house variation on the same sun-kissed theme, while "Gotta Act To React (Float Mix)" re-casts the EP's opening tune as a hazy deep house bumper.
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All Talk EP
CRIT 090
16 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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All Talk - (3:51) 170 BPM
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Persuade (feat Foreign Beggars) - (3:26) 170 BPM
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Vision (feat DRS) - (3:34) 57 BPM
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Hanging On You - (4:53) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Delusions - (3:08) 57 BPM
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More Or Less - (4:10) 170 BPM
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Valentine's Groove
ROYAL 32
15 Jul 16
Deep House
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Valentine's Groove - (7:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strings - (8:10) 122 BPM
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Review: While his live appearances are placing him on the radar of ever more enlightened house heads the world over, Kink is showing no signs of slacking on the production front either. The clue is in his name, and as ever there are plenty of subtly shimmying tricks in the Bulgarian mastermind's grooves to keep the stiffest of dancers shaking on the off-beat. "Valentine's Groove" is a masterclass in jazz-inflected deep house, all fuzzy chord stabs and badass bass for the funkiest shape flingers. "Strings" meanwhile reaches for a more emotive feeling, lashing on the Detroit romanticism to a wonderfully bombastic end.
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Decapitate
YGUNS 007
12 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Solix - "Funny" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Solix - "Decapitate" - (4:24) 178 BPM
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Solix - "Antics" - (4:34) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Solix & Bou - "Force" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Solix - "Stabby" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Solix/Dutta & Bou - "Respect" - (4:28) 175 BPM
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Review: Firing tomorrow-talent from Manchester, Solix has an exciting future ahead of him. Proof? This massive six-pack bass attack. Sitting on the funkier side of jump up, there's a mischievous charm to the young producer that's instantly distinctive; the crafty triplet on the riff and Goodfellas sample on "Funny", the playful sense of contrast on "Force" as the middy hits and guttural low-swung bass go toe-to-toe and brilliant sample use on the laser-pinging "Stabby" are three of the many highlights you need to check right here.
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Dj's Delight
MMD 021
06 Jun 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Lovin' - (7:07) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's Not Over - (7:02) 119 BPM
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Monday Blues - (7:30) 122 BPM
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Nuthin' Goin' On - (6:23) 107 BPM
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Not Forgotten - (6:31) 114 BPM
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Review: Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's recent Vinyl TV show depicted the birth of New York black party culture with the mighty Kool Herc at the helm. Here Dr Packer riffs off that same imagery too, even if his edits are more in the disco vein than that of Herc's hard funk breaks. There are a whopping six edits to wrap your ears around here, highlights include sensuous 70s boogie, complete with electro bassline, of "Disco Lovin", the protracted hiNRG New Order loops of "Monday Blues" and the shimmering, dry ice soul of "Chocolate Boogie". Fun music for fun times!
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It Can Hurt You/Into The Dark
DUBZ 020
20 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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It Can Hurt You - (4:34) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Into The Dark - (4:58) 174 BPM
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Review: Frequently flexing around A.M.C's signature Titan sound (but not afraid of a little liquid soul when the time is right) Dub Motion reminds us who's boss with two more muscular peaktimers. All riff and iron trousers, "It Can Hurt You" is a real barnstorm banger with jump-up energy but techy weight. "Into The Dark" takes a deeper route with evocative synth arpeggios, a breathy vocal but equal gravity in the drums and low end. Two sides to one very heavy coin, Dub Motion's currency is high right now.
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Funk And Grime - EP
AIRMILES 005
16 Sep 16
Bass
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Lemon Trees (feat D Double E) - (4:00) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Works Haffi Run (feat Ghetts) - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Mad Ting (feat JME - Flava D remix) - (3:20) 135 BPM
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Lemon Trees (instrumental) - (4:00) 140 BPM
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Works Haffi Run (instrumental) - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Played by: BURNIE
Review: This is some big dog business, a new Butterz special that'll please the bass and grime crews alike. Swindle is the producer, a UK badman who has appeared on labels like Mala's Deep Medi Musik, and he's accompanied by the creme de la creme of grime vocalism. "Lemon Trees" is a fast, choppy bass swinger powered by funky synth melodies and D Double E's inimitable swagger, while UK hip-hop rapper Ghetts spills some truth over "Works Haffi Run". Flava D and JME go for a head-to-head battle on the house-driven dubstep hybrid that is "Mad Ting", and to cap it all of you got an instrumental each of "Lemon Trees" and Works Haffi Run". BAD.
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South City
SHA 111
02 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Babylon Step - (5:15) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heaven Sent You - (5:37) 173 BPM
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South City - (5:16) 174 BPM
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Isolution - (4:59) 174 BPM
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Review: Surely one of the most consistent-yet-stealthy operators on Shogun this year, cool-handed Eddie Ed.It delivers yet another barbed soul dispatch on Friction's stainless stable. With its mild dubby touches and heads-down focus there's more than a whiff of classic Total Science to "Babylon Step", "Heaven Sent You" keeps our focus firmly on the floor with a beautiful BMT style far-away vocal technique and grumbling, sludgy bassline, "South City" will be the highlight for many thanks to its sunset vocal harmonies and angular Break-style drop while "Isolution" closes the show on a much gnarlier note with its depth-plunge bass funk. Four examples of D&B properness right here.
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Disco Inn
WD 33
05 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Inn - (7:38) 114 BPM
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Undercover Lover - (6:21) 116 BPM
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Kaffibarinn - (7:24) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: FINGERMAN, 80's Child
Review: Icelander-in-Oslo BG Baarregaard has so far proved adept at releasing both re-edits and original productions, along the way delivering EPs for Paper Disco, Disco Volante and Whiskey Disco. This EP sees him return to the latter with a trio of sparkling, floor-friendly re-edits. Choose between the dashing synth-boogie explorations of the proto-Metro Area slickness that is "Disco Inn", the delay-heavy, dubbed-out P-funk explorations of "Undercover Lover", and our pick of the trio, "Kaffibarinn". The genius of this latter track lies in its' tasty use of subtly changing TB-303 bass, clipped disco guitars, and twinkling deep house flourishes. It's musically hard to pin down, but sounds like a genuine floor-filler in the making.
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Party Breaks Vol 10
TF 54
12 Jul 16
Breakbeat
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Bang 'n Mash - "I Got Soul" - (3:44) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chudy - "So What?" (Remastered) - (4:00) 155 BPM
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DJ Clairvo - "Hear Me Now All Massive" - (4:02) 108 BPM
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Funkosol Beats - "Funky Steps" - (3:04) 107 BPM
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DJ Axe - "I'm Gonna" - (4:27) 115 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of Tru Thoughts' recent Tasty Beats compilation, the firmly party orientated label has rustled up a tenth instalment of their Party Breaks series. Now it's time to shake it up at every house party you can find this summer! Highlights include Bang N Mash's funky old skool Eric B mash-up "I Got Soul", Chudy's "So What?" which intertwines the Tom Tom Club and Destiny's Child to sizzling effect and finally DJ Clairvo who fuses big beat, ragga and vintage organ stabs on "Here Me Now All Massive". Boom!
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Temper
NBD 028
16 Sep 16
Bass
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Temper - (5:06) 126 BPM
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Flashlight - (6:01) 124 BPM
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Wavvves - (4:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It's safe to say that Kry Wolf now has a rather impressive catalogue behind him, and nothing but quality under his belt. The man behind the Sounds Of Sumo label drops his latest release for Night Bass and it seems like the perfect place for his wondrous bass cuts. "Temper" is a slow, shape-shifting beast with a rattling percussion hook that wraps perfectly around the tune's knotted swarms of swamp bass, whereas "Flashlight" unleashes a bit of four-to-the-floor beneath a sea of rave sirens and purring bass tones. "Wavvves" feels like the last piece of hardcore continuum, a break-heavy, pseudo jungle killer to tie this man's bass experimentalism in the best possible way. Hot!
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Swing That Funk
BBP 124
21 Sep 16
Breakbeat
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B-Side - "It's Poppin" - (4:15) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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F-Block - "Walk In Place" - (4:43) 134 BPM
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The Swing Bot - "Turn Up The Swing" - (4:49) 120 BPM
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Kibosh - "Free Wheelin Franklin" - (4:16) 108 BPM
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Leygo - "Swing Strike" - (2:54) 55 BPM
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Blitzkrieger - "Hit Em Hard" - (3:47) 115 BPM
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Review: The Danish may be all serious about design, but when it comes to partying the Breakbeat Paradise crew prove that they can be as frivolous as the rest of us. Here they've rustled up a bumper packed collection of cheeky if disposable mash-ups and edits of the kind that'll go down a storm in bars and house parties. There are six offerings some highlights of which include the squelchy retro funk breaks of "Walk In Place" by F-Block, the cut-up go-go boogie of "Free Wheelin Franklin" by Kibosh and the raw big beat swing hybrid "Hit Em Hard" by Blitzkrieger.
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Apache Line
AMA 017
16 Sep 16
Deep House
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Mandala - (6:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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EisTee - (5:17) 124 BPM
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Apache Line (feat Youandewan) - (6:07) 126 BPM
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Youandewan - "Yo Endlos" - (5:38) 126 BPM
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Played by: & my mother say
Review: Steve Huerta's first single for Amadeus, 2014's Apotheke, was widely praised for its' fusion of bumpin' deep house grooves and trippy, tech-tinged sounds. In contrast, Apache Line begins with "Mandala", a breezy, warm and lightly melodious deep house cut that benefits greatly from some intricate synth-work throughout. The deep and musically rich vibe continues on the Kaidi Tatham style broken beat-meets-jazz-funk flex of "EisTee", before Youandewan lends a hand on the bumpin', late night shuffle of "Apache Line". Youandewan gets a chance to go solo, too, completing a fine EP with the deliciously hypnotic, ocean-deep throb of "Yo Endlos".
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Labyrinth
PERMVAC152- 1
23 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Labyrinth (Club mix) - (6:40) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Labyrinth (TCK mix) - (6:53) 122 BPM
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Labyrinth (Morgan Geist remix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
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Tuff City Kids - "Labyrinth" (DJ Oyster Drum & Bass dub) - (4:17) 122 BPM
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Review: As Tuff City Kids, Lauer and Gerd Janson are masters at delivering raw-as-sandpaper jackin' house-pop (just the way we like it). Here though with the help of Norwegian popette Annie they indulge their hidden campy side on the monumentally fun "Labyrinth". With a classic mid-80s arpeggiated energy, the track perfectly straddles the fine line between Italo Disco and early Jamie Principle (think Bad Boy) with a hint of the Smalltown Boys. Their own TCK rework steers things more towards the Ron Hardy side of town, and there's also some tasty reworks by Morgan Geist and DJ Oyster too.
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Chrissy Edits
RNTD 021
29 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Discoglide - (5:57) 125 BPM
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Ragtyme - "Fix It Man" (feat T C Roper - Chrissy's Fixer Upper mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Every Person - (7:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Standing Passengers - (5:07) 125 BPM
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Review: Since ditching his bass music-inspired Chrissy Murderbot alias some time back, Smart Bar resident Christopher Shively has become a man in demand. Following a string of hot deep house productions for Classic, Freerange and Chi-Steez, he pops up on Razor 'N' Tape with a quartet of killer re-edits. He begins with the bassline-driven disco-funk stomp of "Discoglide", before applying his magic touch to Ragtyme's forgotten 1987 hip-house jam, "Fix It Man", in the process toughening up the original's classic Chicagoan groove. Shively successfully dips the tempo to deliver a dubbed-out, extra-gritty interpretation of Double Exposure classic "Everyman" (here re-titled "Every Person"), before reaching for the horns on the righteous disco stomp that is "Standing Passengers".
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The High R8 Remix
HIGHR8DIGI 033
19 Aug 16
Drum And Bass
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Hoogs - "The Comet" (Majistrate remix) - (4:26) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nu Elementz - "Supply & Demand" (Dominator remix) - (3:45) 175 BPM
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Sub Killaz - "Horror" (Nu Elementz remix) - (4:23) 175 BPM
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Filthy Habits - "Hidden Secrets" (Upgrade remix) - (4:31) 175 BPM
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Dub Berzerka - "Born Bad" (Filthy Habits remix) - (4:25) 176 BPM
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Review: Milton Keynes High R8 Digital are back with more dark side drum and bass shenanigans courtesy of their most recent recruits. Starting out with Hoogs' "The Comet (Majistrate remix)" which is reminiscent of classic Andy C or DJ Zinc from the early noughties, there's honourable mentions also to Sub Killaz with their stripped back and absolutely sketchy offering "Horror (Nu Elementz remix)" and of course Filthy Habits' "Hidden Secrets (Upgrade remix)" which is a seriously wonky journey through the dark side of breakbeat science. His remix up next of Dub Berzerka's "Born Bad" likewise demonstrates that this fella certainly 'ain't messing around!
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Katakana Edits Vol 43
KE 9043
26 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Thank You (Cosmic Funk mix) - (7:55) 112 BPM
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Thank You (Stripped Groove mix) - (6:43) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The thing about the Katakana Edits series is that, with each new release, sometimes it's a compilation, sometimes there's a solitary curator. Here on their 43rd outing they keep it nice and simple - two sizzling summer edits by Rocknrolla Soundsystem. A Dutch foursome (Sebastian, Raymond, Martijn Bosch and Joris), here the soundsystem present two contrasting versions of the same tune - "Thank You". Firstly the Cosmic Funk mix is an eight-minute funk escalator that builds on a brassy, sassy swaggering groove. Meanwhile the Stripped Groove mix keeps the cool 70s vibes but strips everything back to a hip, loose jam.
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Triple Loop
RB 167
16 Sep 16
Deep House
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Triple Loop - (5:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Etincelles - (5:59) 123 BPM
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La Minute De Vitesse - (6:03) 122 BPM
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Hey Mr DJ - (6:11) 125 BPM
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Review: Since making his debut on the label in 2006, Joss Moog has been one of Robsoul Recordings most prolific artists. The Parisian specializes in the kind of fuss-free, club-ready tackle that blends elements of "French Touch" style disco-house, the "boompty" deep house funk of Derrick Carter, and more tech-tinged, bass-heavy excursions. These influences can be clearly heard on the four tracks that make up "Triple Loop", all of which could be regarded as proper dancefloor jackers. Highlights wise, we're particularly enjoying the jazzy organ riffs and chunky U.S deep house style of "Hey Mr DJ" and the Carter-esque heavy Chicago bump of "Triple Loop", though it's all pretty damn good.
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Allergens
MEDIC 61DD
02 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Your Way - (5:03) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wish List - (4:57) 174 BPM
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Allergens - (4:31) 174 BPM
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Velvet Glove - (4:06) 175 BPM
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Review: His first full body of work since 2015's breath-taking album Perspectives, Anile returns to the top of the class with an A* quartet of smouldering workouts. "Your Way" tips a wry nod at Logistics' early work with its tubular bassline and hazy arpeggio, "Wish List" is all about the loose, relaxed drum groove while "Allergens" stacks up on some beautifully chewy reese gluten while "Velvet Glove" will flatten you with bass before picking you up with delicate soul pianos... Before flattening you again. Anile is in a league of his own.
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Scatter/Inhibitor
QRN 2008
16 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Scatter - (4:26) 58 BPM
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Inhibitor - (5:11) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: They just keep on coming... Zero T and Fierce are smashing out some of the most concentrated, thoroughbred drum & bass this year. But then what did you expect from two legends of this calibre? Both bringing out contrasting sides to each other (Zero T highlights Fierce's funk while Fierce encourages Zero T's darker side) each track has been a guaranteed killer. "Scatter" punches with sky-scraping drums, classic FX and a stretched MC vocal. "Inhibitor" plays the perfect foil as the wasp nest bass takes the lead role and the drums roll gently in the background. Timeless.
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Unbreakable Remix EP
DIS 099
09 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Unbreakable (feat Lucy Kitchen & Stephen McCleery - Zero T remix) - (5:14) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Plates (Blocks & Escher remix) - (5:45) 170 BPM
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Almost U (Mako's Faithful remix) - (4:49) 58 BPM
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Unbreakable (feat Lucy Kitchen & Stephen McCleery - Zero T's instrumental remix) - (5:13) 174 BPM
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Review: Remix alert: Dispatch return to Gerra & Stone's well-marked "Unbreakable" EP with a clutch of remixes from some of D&B's most respected names. First up Zero T adds a little more pace and uplift to the naked soul depths of "Unbreakable", Blocks & Escher take the jungle frenzy of "Plates" and add a tunnelling dark room drum thump and bring our attention to different elements of the original in their own pace, Mako pays very close attention to the lucid liquid of the original "Almost U" while adding a little more muscle to the bassline and flex to the instrumentation. Exemplary remixes to the very core.
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Make Me Move
MAC2DIGI 015
26 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Make Me Move - (5:54) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Bartender - (6:03) 175 BPM
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Light The Beacons - (5:52) 58 BPM
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Electric Bongo Disco
FB 024
25 Aug 16
Breakbeat
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Sugarhill Bongos - (4:50) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hype Fresh Mine - (3:48) 60 BPM
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Refried Beans - (3:52) 55 BPM
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Electric Ruffneck - (3:36) 125 BPM
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Review: Famed for their Stank Soul Edits vinyl series, Mako & Mr Bristo return on Funk Blasters with the mightily titled, Electric Bongo Disco. The name captures the vibes on here pretty well - four vintage cuts loved for their breaks gently souped up for modern dance floors. Opener is "Sugar Hill Bongos", which lovingly updates a Sugarhill Gang classic. Elsewhere "Hype Fresh Mine" is poppy disco meets hip house, "Refried Beans" is a sweet vintage B-boy gem and "Electric Ruffneck" really goes there, sampling Edie Grant and somehow making it actually sound cool! Now that's talent.
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Across The Sea (Remixes)
HOPHO 012
08 Sep 16
Breakbeat
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Across The Sea (Club version) - (4:05) 113 BPM
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Across The Sea (Funkanomics remix) - (4:28) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Across The Sea (DJ Love remix) - (6:07) 142 BPM
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Review: Nuremberg's Jayl Funk is becoming one of the most important producers and DJs in the funky breaks scene. He returns on his own Honkey Phonk label with "Across The Sea (Club version)" a soul funk excursion in the vein of Teddy Pendergrass or Chic but hey don't ask us, ask the DJ or keep diggin' Daddy O! There's also two killer remixes at hand; first up is Funkonomics with a rendition which goes for a more stripped and '80s sound with synth funk bass, 808 hi-hats and vocoded vocals. Finally DJ Love's remix is definitely the party starter on here, with its hip-hop inspired block rocking' beats.
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Rare Function EP
LUV 019
08 Jul 16
Deep House
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Go Down - (7:27) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rare Function - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Rainbow Power - (6:42) 119 BPM
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Review: After working relentlessly for three years to establish the label, the crew behind Luv Shack has been enjoying some much-needed time off. Suitably refreshed, they return with a first EP of 2016: a fine three-tracker from Space Echo (AKA label co-founder Lee Stevens and fellow Austrian Christoph 'caTekk' Abele). Happily, there's plenty to admire, from the loopy, smoky, blues-house shuffle of opener "Go Down" - where infectious, impassioned vocal samples ride a loopy, string-drenched groove - to the fantastically righteous '70s-funk-goes-acid stomp of closer "Rainbow Power". "Rare Function", another trip into chunky disco-house territory that boasts some notable electric piano samples, is also quietly impressive.
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Street Lights/Jungle Side
DETAIL 016
19 Sep 16
Drum And Bass
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Street Lights (feat Master X) - (4:07) 174 BPM
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Jungle Side - (5:25) 171 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Street Lights (feat Master X - radio edit) - (2:26) 174 BPM
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Review: Lynx is hammering them out right now. His once-dormant label Detail now charging back on turbo cylinders, he's returning to a wide range of archive material and finally giving it the life it deserves. Each cut unique and repping a different side to the longstanding artist, it's Lynx at his most unpredictable and exciting: "Street Lights" rolls with a TC-style vocal charm and stretchy, elastic bass groove while "Jungle Side" is a far-out trip down future's memory lane with its stuttering FX and staggered breaks. True originality.
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Cin Cin
CINCIN 003
26 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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V - "La Nouvelle Epoque" - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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V - "Mon Vieil Amour" - (6:23) 122 BPM
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Ripperton - "Poor Kid Maad City" - (8:18) 120 BPM
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Ripperton - "Michelada" - (7:00) 122 BPM
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Review: Like its predecessors, Cin Cin's third release showcases cuts from two different producers. First to the plate is the mysterious V, whose "La Nouvelle Epoque" expertly tips a hat to Italo-disco, proto-house, and new wave synth-pop. Follow-up "Mon Vieil Amour" takes a similar approach, with twinkling synthesizer lead lines tumbling over a slightly darker, woozier groove. Swiss veteran Ripperton handles the virtual flipside. His first missive is "Poor Kid, Maad City", a hypnotic and tactile chunk of metronomic deep house full of dreamy loops, reverb-heavy riffs and bubbling electronics. He then rounds off a fine EP with the dubwise, bass-heavy deep house throb, cyclical organ motifs and choice vocal cuts of "Michelada".
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