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20 Feb 09
Played by: Gavin Boyce (Nordic Trax), Iacobucci, Jask, Dirty Channels, Nick Chacona, Dan Mela, Werner Niedermeier (Soul Camp), Juno Download, Art Of Tones, Will Saul, Chuck Daniels, Juno Download, Justin Johnson, Lovebirds, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends Funky House, Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Mr Scruff, Henrik Schwarz, Dubble D/Moodymanc, Roberto Rodriguez, Jay Shepheard, The Revenge, Scott Grooves, The Fix, Mike Monday, Honesty (Slope), Kelvin K - Grassroots, Endemic Digital, Baldino, Chamboche, Marlon D, Vicmoren, Smoove, Muzikman Edition, Homero Espinosa, Jd73, Oded Nir
17 Sep 10
Played by: Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Gavin Boyce (Nordic Trax), Giom, Timewarp, Billy Bogus, Barry Jackson, Scenery Records, Max Duke, Dave Allison, Chris Coco, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Maurice Aymard, Andre Lodemann, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Dinka, Nacho Marco, Cottam, Space Ranger, Tura, D-Funk, Sccucci Manucci, Brandon Bass, Mop Mop, Frankman, Aki Bergen, DJ Assassin (Recode Recordings), Audio Parallax Records
22 Oct 09
Played by: DJ Haze, Pete Dafeet, Matt Quirk (Trendy Mullet), Hernan Cerbello, Grant Nelson, Fish Go Deep, Frank Solano, Recloose, Los Charly's Orchestra, Lee Fraged, Sean Brosnan, Pete Herbert, Andre Lodemann, Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Tom Lown (Acryl/Um Records/Lmd), Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Lawnchair Generals, Frank Booker, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Axer Rouf, Kelvin K - Grassroots, Endemic Digital, Ben Watt, Juno Download, Chamboche, Leigh Morgan, James Johnston (No Matter What), Silicone Soul
16 Apr 10
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Glyn Bush, Chris Lynch / Of Norway, Lpz, Mop Mop, Sean Gormally (Sean And Dev), Faze Action, Los Charly's Orchestra, Kisk, Anthony Mansfield, Alkalino, Leigh Morgan, Juno Recommends Deep House, Tom (Shur-I-Kan) Szirtes, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Vadim Griboedov, Sccucci Manucci, Mypairofshoes, Peza
Review: Finally! Motor City Drum Ensemble aka Danilow Plessow drops the Raw Cuts series into one neat little package. Ubiquitous in 2009, the series showcased the Stuttgart native's ability to combine warm pads and luscious synths to create a house sound with a decidedly classicist tip. On this EP you'll also find two new jams from the Plessow-produced Jayson Brothers and a couple of new MCDE tracks, the highlight being "Prayer".
17 Feb 12
01 May 08
23 Jan 12
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Dicky Trisco, The Beat Broker, Justin Miller, Fingerman, Stan Tropic, DJ Friction (Germany), Neighbour, Combo (Bangana/Sumo), Chris Coco, Hot Toddy, Chris Deepak, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Tom (Shur-I-Kan) Szirtes, Chas Bronz, Moustache Mamas, Richard Rossa, Downtown Party Network, Max Riolo (Digital Imprint Trax), Megadon Betamax, Freddy Love, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Martin Brodin, Simonlebon, Elly K, Marvin Zeyss, Get Down Edits, Alberto Sabatini, Robbert Mendez, Nicc Johnson, Nhan Solo
Review: Newcomers Luv Shack Records have a simple agenda: to prove that the city of Vienna is home to a hotbed of new production talent. This first split EP, featuring four distinct cuts from some of their homegrown artists, suggests that they could do good things in 2012. LeSale starts things off with "Make Me Feel So Good", a fabulously luxurious chunk of goodtime disco with a distinct soulful twist. Burnin Tears offer a dub fusion of sun-kissed nu-disco and organic deep house, while Jakobin & Domino jack it out with the delightfully bumpin' acid track "Night Glow". A thrilling slab of piano heavy, late night nu-disco from The Beautiful People completes a fine package.
01 Jul 12
Played by: Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Santero, Grant Nelson, Lud Dub, Ya Dun Know, Odiggity, Monkey Beats, Tom Central, Moony, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), Brisa, Toyboy & Robin, Flash Atkins, Shadow Dancer, Borgie, Alkalino, Roberto Rodriguez, Lakosa, Juno Recommends Deep House, Claudio Giordano, Mark Knight, Aka Tell (A.g.trio), DJ Cure (Aufect Recordings), Rodriguez Jr, Vorres - Juno, Commodore 69 (Hot N Heavy), Kissy Sell Out, The Littlemen, Sccucci Manucci, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Mike Hindle - Immersed Audio, Cyantific, Black Jack, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Deepski, Sounds Of Sumo, D3adl1ne, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Nine Lives, Resident Advisor, Joey Negro, Electronic Youth, Allmostt, Black Butter Records, Joyce Brooke, Soaka, Matt Love, Filthy Rich (Toolroom/Great Stuff)
Review: Broadwalk Records, the new label from Bristol house producer Julio Bashmore launches in fine style with the eminently classy Au Seve. Young Bashmore has an obvious talent for productions dripping in hooky qualities (see his still slay em jam "Battle For Middle You" as well as production credits for "Youth Soul" icon Jessie Ware) and "Au Seve" totally belongs in this canon, slipping carnival ready melodic touches and simple vocal loops over a dusted house mainframe dominated by rasping kicks and a killer rising bass line.
21 Jun 11
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Ndv (Polar Pair/Botanika), Ross Couch, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Nick Dare, Spettro, Redsoul, Cbas, DJ Friction (Germany), Dave Allison, Neighbour, Kisk, Romanto (Young Society/Daredomusic), Da Funk, Venice Beach, Juno Recommends Deep House, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Free Magic, Nacho Marco, J&m Brothers, Rony Breaker, Marbeya Sound, Freddy Love, Fredeverything, Wagon Cookin, Matt Prehn, Raw Club Radio, Al Macario, Agentq, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Jesus Pablo, Deadly Sins, Alberto Sabatini, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Joey Negro
22 May 09
Played by: Outmode's, Pete Dafeet, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Cisco (Need Light Records), DJ Luiz Pareto, The Revenge, Shadow Dancer, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Lawnchair Generals, Downtown Party Network, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Axer Rouf, Kelvin K - Grassroots, Autodisco DJS, Jimpster, Andre Lodemann, Kid Circus Aka Coolhurst, Steve Bug, Groove Armada
26 Oct 09
Funkagenda & Kim Fai present Yam Yam - "Gayfest" (Funkagenda's Toolroom Knights mix - Juno Exclusive track) - (6:51) 126 BPM
Played by: Paris Avenue, DJ Mibor, Alex Spadoni, Nick & Danny Chatelain, Donald Wilborn, Juno Recommends Progressive House, Cloverfield, Axer Rouf, DJ Lazz (The Soulkeys Projects Band, Jay Mcknight, Trim The Fat (Type Six), Thomas Gold, Mark Knight, Koen Groeneveld, Kim Fai, Brandon Bass, Gareth Bilaney
22 May 09
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Ross Couch, Pete Dafeet, The Beat Broker, Hernan Cerbello, Maelstrom, Art Of Tones, Cloned In Vatican!, Shadow Dancer, Acos Coolkas, Lovebirds, Quarion, Juno Recommends Deep House, Baldino, Resident Advisor, Tim Sweeney Beats In Space, Xpress 2, Groove Armada, Kenny Douglas, Enzo Canale, Telesynth
10 Nov 11
Played by: B-Jam, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Rotciv, Julian Sanza, Homegroove Project, Minimatic, Maurice Aymard, Hot Toddy, Chas Bronz, Deadly Sins, Richard Rossa, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Marbeya Sound, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Sccucci Manucci, Martin Brodin, Casual Encounters, Michelle Owen, Electric Boogie (Ism Midnight Riot), Dirty Mckenzie, Joseph Terruel, Tosses & Varvez, Al Macario, Matthew Kyle, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Don Crisp, Leg Jazz, Villa Savoye, Things Happen
Review: The finest moustache bearer since Selleck rocked the TV as Magnum PI returns. That's correct, Sccucci Manucci drop a long awaited second release on the fledgling imprint, enlisting a premier cast of continental friends to lay down some class A discoteria! Securing the talents of Runaway's Jacques Renault is no mean feat for the self styled "purveyors of fine music," and the On The Prowl boss serves up a beefy disco funk edit in the vein of his killer Public Release twelve from last year. In support, a cast of rising UK talent serve note of their budding prowess, with Tenth Circle's Zoo Look indulging in some monstrously expansive beatdown a la The Revenge on the aptly titled "Early Doors". Casino Times provide the "why didn't I think of that" moment with "That's The Truth," a Bashmore style take on the De La Soul & Chaka Khan collab which has been burning up sound systems from London to Petrcane this summer. Young one Picture House ends proceedings with aplomb on "Blaxploitation" a gritty shaker reminiscent of Eddie C in his pomp.
12 Apr 10
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Alex Dallas (The Lost Men,drumpoet), Rudy's Midnight Machine, Gareth Cheshire, Recloose, Faze Action, Kid Who, Cloned In Vatican!, Ben Pistor, Dan Mela, Alfred Azzetto, Jerome Baker, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, In Flagranti, Matt Waites, Juno Download, John Talabot, Erol Alkan, Voltage (Cutters Records)
Review: On the Prowl launch their new sub label with help from legendary New York house producer, Marcos Cabral. "OTP Party Breaks Volume 1", which also features collaboration between Cabral and Shux, drops two tracks of the warm, disco flavoured, deep house that is currently making a storm over in New York City.
This first release is poised to set the tone of the whole imprint, who are expected to put out distinctly NY flavoured records from the city's favourite artists and producers. Marcos Cabral from Runaway certainly fits the bill, having also released on the likes of DFA, I'm A Cliche, Muke and Rekids, he is a true legend on the city's house scene. He collaborates with Chinatown Records partner Brennan Green on the EP's opening track, "Lifetime Groove," an epic twelve minute journey through laid back and groovy disco house. It has a classic feel right from the start with a retro bassline but with Balearic overtones and a dubby, feel good sentiment.
On the flip, Cabral lays his hand to Lil Louis' classic garage house track "Club Lonely." It is a simple rework, using straight forward loops and samples. The chord stabs keep the club vibes strong as repetitive saxophone flurries continue to build the tension. Bringing the 90s anthem up to date, Cabral gets a mainstay of Runaway's set on record at long last.
Marcos Cabral brings us a slice of classic New York house on "OTP Party Breaks." By merging the old sounds of the city with the new, he has managed to make a lasting impression in the now. This will get everyone up on their feet.
07 Jul 10
Played by: DJ Agent 86, Olivier Desmet, Tomson, Platform, Redsoul, Juno Download, Maelstrom, Faze Action, Shadow Dancer, Francesco Chiocci, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, Baldino, Peter Hook
Review: With Juno Records hitting its tenth release we revisit another classic from the archives of electronic music royalty. Producer, label boss, DJ & remixer extraordinaire, Charles Webster will need no introduction to house music lovers, and it's his 1998 collaboration with renowned UK vocalist Shara Nelson which gets a 2010 touch up. Originally out on the seminal label Pagan, "Sense of Danger" was a real deep house anthem back in '98, so it was imperative to leave it in good hands for the remix duties. And Popular People's Front, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Calibre and Jonno & Tommo all fall into that category. Mysterious disco collective PPF and Stuttgart native MCDE go deep on their mixes, both turning in two killer reworks each. Calibre plumps for a sun-soaked laid back D&B vibe, while Jonno & Tommo keep the pads warm and vocals sleazy. Oh, and there's even the original '98 version in there for good measure!
11 Dec 06
Played by: Eric Rug
05 Nov 12
Played by: Homegroove Project, Ya Dun Know, Dave Allison, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), Sw, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Chris Deepak, Juno Recommends Deep House, Max Riolo (Digital Imprint Trax), S22, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Commodore 69 (Hot N Heavy), Fab Mayday, Shouts!, Karim, Sccucci Manucci, Leg Jazz, Nine Lives, Ramsey Hercules, Willo, Jack Fell Down, Top Billin DJ Team, Richmed, Felipe Le Conteè
Review: Sccucci Manucci once again proves its dancefloor chops with its fifth release, the Cinquemila Lire EP, which sees the London based imprint curl its moustache in the direction of deep house. Manchester based duo Toyboy & Robin open proceedings with "No More Sunshine", an insouciant mix of soulful vocals, shuffling garage percussion and burning deep house organ stabs. It's a heady, intoxicating mix, and it's one that's matched on the A-Side by Sahin Meyer's effort; the husband and wife duo turn in the gorgeous "Spread Love", a cut that wrings every last drop of emotion out of a classic, drummy arrangement. Flip over for "Saif" by Illyus, a twinkling late night excursion into melodic, star gazing house, and "Feel Love" by Firas, one half of the Waze & Odyssey, who rounds off another killer Sccucci 12-inch with raw-thentic smacky beats and an addictive loopy vocal and bassline.
01 Oct 12
Played by: Hybu, Pete Dafeet, Lee Daley:contentmcr/Beef/Huddtraxx, Homegroove Project, Boris Dlugosch, Ya Dun Know, Dirty Channels, Gazeebo, Mike Millrain (Soul Revolution ), Andrew Allsgood (Free Association), Sw, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Dopefish, Chris Deepak, Juno Recommends Deep House, DJ Cure (Aufect Recordings), Commodore 69 (Hot N Heavy), Shouts!, Karim, Sccucci Manucci, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Raw Club Radio, Dublin Aunts, Homero Espinosa, Sounds Of Sumo, Mario Basanov, Willo, Jack Fell Down, Embryo, Derek Avari, Young Hand, Cosby (Car Crash Set)
Review: With an excellent release on Tusk Wax in his armoury and a notable collaboration with Bicep on their recent Aus EP, Norn Irish lad Ejeca seems primed to follow the trajectory set by the aforementioned burger loving duo. The Horizons EP, his debut for the Needwant imprint sees Ejeca throwing down three tracks that are very much steeped in the same vocal lead New Jersey garage sound that Bicep are currently plundering to great effect, not least on the thickly infectious title track that demonstrates Ejeca's ease for crafting a killer breakdown. "Dazed" eschews the reliance on vocals for some deft chord usage and excellent drum programming, while "See Through You" shimmers with garage indebted warmth.
01 Aug 11
21 Jun 12
Played by: Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), King DJ/Regalia Recordings, Homegroove Project, Lud Dub, Monkey Beats, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), Dominic Martin Aka Domsko), Shadow Dancer, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Alessandro Otiz, DJ Whitecoat, Mista Men, Tura, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), David Keno, Joseph Terruel, Al Macario, Don Crisp, Sounds Of Sumo, D3adl1ne, Resident Advisor, Lucent
Review: The ever-rising Mosca makes a logical addition to the Hypercolour canon with his thoroughly contemporary hybrid house sound. The title track on this strong four-tracker looks set to become an omnipresent jam with its nagging synth hook honed for late night devastation, while the beat stays militantly funky thoughout. "Murderous" too taps into this coolly delivered well of nocturnal delight, with just a whisper of garage woven into the sexy swagger of the track. Things get a little snappier on the clipped groove of "Accidentally", bolstered by an arresting turn from the one and only Robert Owens on vocal.
01 Jan 10
24 Sep 12
Played by: Vision Collective, DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Jimpster, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Dirty Channels, Gazeebo, Redsoul, Cbas, Jamie 3:26, Dave Allison, Recloose, DJ Steef, Flash Atkins, Chris Coco, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Hot Toddy, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Claudio Giordano, Vermelho, The Funk Hunters, Freddy Love, Sequencers, Cc:disco!, Raw Club Radio, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Roy Gilles, Don Crisp, Murray Richardson, Thomass Jackson, Lesale, Derek Avari, Grass Green, Nu Disco Fever
Review: Recloose on Delusions of Grandeur? Yes please! "Don't Get Me Wrong" is classic Matt Cicioine, packed full of his usual musicality and dense, melodic production. It sounds like an unlikely fusion of distant, long-forgotten disco and spine-tingling deep house, with more atmospheric vocal samples and live instruments than you can shake a smelly stick at. It's heady and intoxicating, coming on like a classic house production made somewhere between Detroit and New York. The driving "Shimmy" continues the murky, retro-futurist trend and is just as engaging. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a lovingly fluid, decidedly Balearic rework of the title track from Melbournite Tornado Wallace that's quite possibly the best thing he's done to date. Splendid!
18 Jun 12
Played by: B-Jam, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Low Slung, Lpz, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Stan Tropic, Faze Action, Superbreak, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Venice Beach, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Alessandro Otiz, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Tasun, Tura, D-Funk, Sccucci Manucci, Trujillo, Elly K, Tosses & Varvez, Al Macario, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Ruben & Ra, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Heion, Willo, Moon Runner
Review: The Sccucci Manucci label has done a fine job of handpicking artists on the rise for their releases to date, collaring the likes of Casino Times, Francis Inferno Orchestra and Toomydisco as well as the odd established name like Jacques Renault. The label's fourth release Forza Quattro is still grounded in the disco/house sensibility that has served them so well, though the presence of Waze & Oddysey demonstrates the Sccucci A & R team are willing to deviate. The elusive US pair are in the midst of a hot patch right now with releases already burning on Body Work and Southern Fried and plenty more due over the coming months, so their presence here is a real coup. "I Can't Hear You" sounds vaguely like a extra bouncy cover of the classic "RIP Groove" and definitely ranks alongside their output to date. The EP also has tempo traversing contributions from Fil Lavin, Sellouts and Deadly Sins, with the latter's slow and chuggy "Don't You Know" a particular highlight.
17 Jul 09
19 Jun 11
Played by: Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Luke Pompey, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Cbas, DJ Friction (Germany), Martin Haberland, Romanto (Young Society/Daredomusic), Mike O'mara(Development Music), Inland Knights, Future Classic DJS, Juno Recommends Deep House, Claudio Giordano, Deepgroove, Free Magic, Ladybugz, James Curd, Neil Diablo, Alex Gopher, Vicmoren, Tad Wily, Jean Claude Gavri, Bottin, The Magician
31 May 08
17 Jan 11
Played by: Billy Bogus, Discomendments, Scenery Records, D-Pulse, Yam Who?, Dave Allison, Recloose, Superbreak, Chris Coco, Sean Brosnan, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Juno Recommends Disco, John Devecchis, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Trujillo, Sare Havlicek, Frawl, Jt Donaldson, Musumeci, Matthew Kyle
Review: The underground disco network operated by Under The Shade reaches out to Australia to showcase the sounds of Francis Disco Inferno. Fans of the Wolf Music and Dikso imprints might be familiar with the work of the young Melbourne based producer, and the rest of you will probably make a mental note to keep your ears peeled for future FDI missives on the potential shown here. There's an inherent warmth to the rich piano melodies that filter through "Meet me In Salt Lake City" but the sloppy drum hits give the track an unpolished idiosyncratic feel that's all too absent from contemporary disco tinged house. Soul Clap drag the track back towards proto house territory with a stripped to the bone warehouse rhythmic thrust running throughout, dark pulses of bass augmented by reverberant key stabs and subaqueous melodies. In contrast, the remix from Eddie C embellishes all the elements, dipping the track in a swathe of delightfully bubbling delay.
25 Feb 10
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), The Revenge, Alex Dallas (The Lost Men,drumpoet), Spettro, Krl, Sean Gormally (Sean And Dev), Combo (Bangana/Sumo), Jerome Sydenham, Marcel Knopf, Shadow Dancer, Sean Brosnan, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Alkalino, Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Future Classic DJS, Burnski, Juno Recommends Deep House, Tom (Shur-I-Kan) Szirtes, Chubby Dubz, Kelvin K - Grassroots, Resident Advisor, Nacho Marco, Kruse & Nuernberg, James Johnston (No Matter What), Tasun, Trickski, Juno Download Special Edition, Sccucci Manucci, King Jackal, Bloc Party 2011, Leg Jazz, Groove Armada, Embryo
11 Oct 12
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Homegroove Project, Dirty Channels, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Dopefish, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends Electro House, Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House, Claudio Giordano, Audiojack, Pan-Pot, David Keno, Andhim, Jack Fell Down, Grass Green, Jakobin&domino, Nicola Brusegan, Seth Troxler, Lineki
09 Jan 12
Played by: King DJ/Regalia Recordings, Darren James, Bonar Bradberry, Giom, Peter Edison, Sean Gormally (Sean And Dev), DJ Friction (Germany), Superbreak, DJ Steef, Inland Knights, Juno Recommends Deep House, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Bruno Browning, Neil Diablo, Freddy Love, Djuma Soundsystem, Questionmarq, Space Ranger, Martin Brodin, G-Blaster (Rotarydisco76), Ian Metty, Gitchell Moore, Paolo Madzone Zampetti, Don Crisp, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Resident Advisor, Andre Vii
Review: With remixes from Crosstown Rebels man Maceo Flex and Hot Creations type Danny Daze, Ellum Audio are clearly aiming high with their second release. Bazar's original version of "Hard To Find" is pretty tasty, though, sounding like a delightful high-octane fusion of touchy-feely E-house, off-kilter electronic disco and 80s synth frippery (check the "Blue Monday" syn-voice chords). Plex delivers an even more wide-eyed version, dipping the tempo slightly and contrasting rubbery funk basslines with typically blissful builds. Danny Daze, meanwhile, works a spooky, low-slung groove before throwing in some twinkling pianos and washes of sleazy synths.
07 Apr 08
06 Jun 12
Played by: Dave Lee / Joey Negro, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Jask, Reed And Radley, Grant Nelson, Wascal, Boris Dlugosch, Justin Miller, Yukari Bb, Cbas, Brisa, DJ Steef, Flash Atkins, Henri Kohn, Sw, Tommy Largo, Hot Toddy, Alkalino, Dairmount (Room With A View Recs), Juno Recommends Deep House, Frank Booker, Kruse & Nuernberg, Freddy Love, Fredeverything, Pat Lok (Homebreakin/On The Fruit), Karim, Sccucci Manucci, Trujillo, Antek, Massimiliano Guaiana, Al Macario, Black Jack, Detroit Swindle, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Nolan, Peppe Citarella
Review: Not content with releasing records that pay homage to the sounds of the '90s, Local Talk bosses Mad Mats and Tooli have now signed a tune made by a production act that were last heard of in the '90s (well, 1999). "Breaking", then, is the first Kyodai record for nearly 13 years. It sounds like it was made back then, offering a smooth, piano-laden fusion of alien synths, shuffling beats and cut-up vocal stabs. It's tasty, but the real fun is to be had on the "90s Mix" and "90s Dub", both of which up the organ count in a tribute to mid-'90s New Jersey garage.
15 Jul 10
31 Aug 12
Played by: Lee Daley:contentmcr/Beef/Huddtraxx, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Visti, Peter Edison, Craig Hamilton, Reed And Radley, Grant Nelson, Wascal, Justin Miller, Billy W., Stupid Human, Redsoul, Krl, Cbas, Ralf Gum, Sw, Alkalino, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Josh Wink, Jkriv (Deep And Disco/Razor-N-Tape), Kruse & Nuernberg, Fredeverything, Kingthing, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Karim, The Littlemen, Trujillo, Adam Moss, Murray Richardson, Kito Jempere / Spdsc, Resident Advisor, Willo, B.g. Baarregaard, Edit Murphy, Franky Rizardo, Oliver Smith
Review: Having come to the fore via some rather divisive edits of Dorian Concept, Steve Reich and Mariah Carey, the Stockholm based producer HNNY serves notice of his capacity for original productions with this rather fine release on the Local Talk label. This fifteenth release for Mad Mats' resolutely deep house operation maintains the standards set by previous emissions, and it's easy to see why opening track "For The Very First Time" has already been embraced by HNNY's former overseers Studio Barnhus. That all too authentic take on the early 90s NYC house sound is a good primer for what to expect from hereon in, with the similar equation of pitched vocal snatches craftily twisted around infectious yet simplistic melodic motifs and thick bass lines also characterising "Apricots". Do check the percussive 10 minute long behemoth that is "Trummor" for an example of what else HNNY can do - an expert DJ tool in the mould of how they used to be done, back in those days.
01 Oct 12
01 Apr 12
Played by: Matt Quirk (Trendy Mullet), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Grant Nelson, Chrissy Murderbot, Justin Miller, Electronic Youth, Golden Fleece, Flash Atkins, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Maurice Aymard, Hot Toddy, Dirt Crew, Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, S22, Kruse & Nuernberg, Freddy Love, Tura, Adam Moss, Mike Hindle - Immersed Audio, Elly K, Groove Armada, Phonique
Review: Given the mystery surrounding this release - unnamed "well known London DJ/ producer" joins forces with (also uncredited) "star Bristol musician and vocalist" - it would be easy to let the music pass you by. Yet "It's You" is excellent - arguably one of the strongest Futureboogie releases to date. It eschews the label's usual styles in favour of a low-slung combination of sparse, Hot Creations-ish house rhythms, soul-aching vocals and Prince-ish 80s funk squelch. It's a great combination. Crazy P man Ron Basejam offers a deep and sunny house interpretation, whilst Bristolian housers Eats Everything and Christophe deliver a fluid fusion of disco percussion and bubblin', retro-futurist acid house.
10 Jul 12
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Lee Daley:contentmcr/Beef/Huddtraxx, Ross Michael, Santero, Grant Nelson, Wascal, Cbas, Tom Central, Framewerk, Ricky Simmonds (DJ Rsi), Toyboy & Robin, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Alkalino, Juno Recommends Deep House, Claudio Giordano, Sean Danke, Kruse & Nuernberg, Tura, Groove Armada, Resident Advisor, Manhattan, Journeys By DJS, Black Butter Records, Joyce Brooke, Duke Dumont
Review: Earlier this year, Dusky duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman popped up on Will Saul's Simple Records, delivering dizzying blends of deep house and garage. Here they re-release "Flo Jam", the lead cut from their recent EP of the same name on Dogmatik. It's a delicious track, all told, sitting somewhere between the crystal clear melodies of Futureboogie Recordings (think Eats Everything, Christophe or Crackazat rather than Julio Bashmore), German deep house and classic Chicagoan acid. There's enough old skool swing to make it interesting, but plenty of contemporary style to impress the hipsters.
11 Jun 10
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Pete Dafeet, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Matt Quirk (Trendy Mullet), Bonar Bradberry, Giom, Fish Go Deep, Straightoffthefloors.com, Si Muir, Tomson, The Revenge, Rico Casazza, Redsoul, Scenery Records, Gareth Cheshire, Shadow Dancer, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Maurice Aymard, Hot Toddy, Jerome Baker, Alkalino, Andre Lodemann, Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Frank Booker, Tony Lionni, Cottam, James Johnston (No Matter What), Sleazy Beats Recordings, Toomy Disco, Sccucci Manucci, Eddie C, Willo
Review: More discerning discotheque cuts for the cowbell connoisseur from the Delusion of Grandeur imprint, this time calling on Australian playboy Tornado Wallace. The Melbourne resident has impressed with previous pitched down mutant discoid cuts for the Sleazy Beats and Murmur imprints, but the Paddlin' EP sees Tornado Wallace go deep. The title track has a main groove that throbs away underneath fizzling Detroit pads whilst funk grunts fight for your attention with soaring synth washes. "Swimmin" reworks proceedings, switching down the tempo slightly but bringing the groove topside for a splendid sun kissed chugger. Firecracker/Prime Numbers don Linkwood jumps on board to deliver a soaring seven minute remix that brings to mind the Pepe Bradock classic "Deep Burnt".
12 Jun 11
Played by: DJ Haze, Pete Dafeet, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Visti, Julian Sanza, Giom, The Revenge, Dave Allison, Dominic Martin Aka Domsko), Romanto (Young Society/Daredomusic), Peter Lcg Christianson, Chris Coco, Shadow Dancer, Alkalino, Andre Lodemann, Tom Lown (Acryl/Um Records/Lmd), Juno Recommends Deep House, Deadly Sins, Tim Livingstone, Kelvin K - Grassroots, Sean Danke, Javi Lopez, Kruse & Nuernberg, Kraak & Smaak, Trujillo, Wagon Cookin, Brandon Bass, Phasen, Matt Prehn, Elly K, DJ Assassin (Recode Recordings), David Hoggard (Mit Hus Recordings), Linosaur, Pete Gooding, Julien Sandre, James Kumo, Fear Of Theydon, Igor Brzovic, Bobby Champs, Archie Pelago
08 Jul 11
12 Jul 11
Played by: Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Philippos N (Freshit Recordings), Matty Gillespie (Ibiza Sonica), Michael Mckenna (Keep Schtum), Slow It Down, Fingerman, Dave Allison, Milton Jackson, Superbreak, Peter Lcg Christianson, Chris Coco, The Warm Signal, Tom Lown (Acryl/Um Records/Lmd), Juno Recommends Deep House, Deadly Sins, Frank Booker, Timo Camillo (26 Tea Drops Int), Kruse & Nuernberg, Cottam, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Sccucci Manucci, Antek, Al Macario, Matthew Kyle, House Of Disco Records, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Muzikman Edition, Marvin Zeyss, Get Down Edits, Adham Zahran, 7 Love Records, L'atelier
Review: Victoria's finest come together to launch the Melbourne Deepcast imprint, proving that there's much more to the city than great coffee. Up first is Lewie Day - perhaps better known to the record buying public as Tornado Wallace - who drops the immensely pleasing soulful mid tempo bump of "Some Kind Of Man", a sample-heavy house jam that has been receiving a lot of love on the Juno office turntable. This is followed by "Devoted", an effort from MD head honcho Andy Hart that shimmers with Motor City soul - watch out for those keys! Up next there's some eagerly anticipated new tackle from Fantastic Man, with the deep groove/low slung riffage of "From Start To Finish" sounding like a snug fit for the 6th Borough Project back cat, while Weekend Express's "Deeper" bristles with vintage Chicago vibes. An auspicious debut.
04 Apr 12
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Adam B (Homegrown Music/Palooza), Homegroove Project, Lpz, DJ Friction (Germany), Chris Coco, Mike O'mara(Development Music), Dirt Crew, Juno Recommends Deep House, Frank Booker, Scope, J&m Brothers, Freddy Love, Fredeverything, Brett Johnson, Sccucci Manucci, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Oded Nir, Willo, Nicholas
Review: Stepping up to Home Taping Is Killing Music, the increasingly impressive Italian producer Nicholas drops this slinky groover with all the classic elements a house head could wish for. Diva vocal snippets? Check. Bouncing hats? Present. Vibing keys? All there. Grooving bassline? Relentless. If "Love Message" doesn't get into the majority of record bags it will be very surprising indeed. "From The Roots" is a more streamlined affair, with punchy drums and a serious disposition for the fist-pumpers out there. Clearly well versed in the language of house music, Nicholas is turning into a very eloquent artist indeed.
23 Apr 09
03 Dec 12