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Jungelknugen (remixes)
OLS 017
24 Feb 17
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Jungelknugen (Four Tet remix) - (8:00) 122 BPM
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Jungelknugen (Prins Thomas remix) - (8:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Don Dayglow, Ear Trumpet
Review: Cheekily, Todd Terje has decided to put out these remixes of forthcoming album track "Jungelknugen" before we've had a chance to hear the original version. While it's hard to know how revolutionary these remixes are - or otherwise - it's fair to say that both Four Tet and Prins Thomas have brought their A-game. Keiran Hebden steps up first, layering up looped, kosmiche style synthesizer refrains, wide-eyed piano motifs, low-slung analogue bass, and the kind of jazzy, off-kilter drum machine beats that simultaneously feel loose and sturdy. While undoubtedly impressive, it lacks the hustle and bustle of Prins Thomas's interpretation, which is drive forwards by heavy, bleep techno style sub bass and the producer's own groovy disco drums.
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Testify/Can't U
LT 074
27 Jan 17
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Jamie 326 & Masalo - "Testify" - (8:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sameed - "Can't U" - (4:42) 123 BPM
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Sameed - "Dusty Jazz" - (5:53) 120 BPM
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Review: Since first dropping on wax in the autumn, this multi-artist affair has gone on to be one of Local Talk's most popular releases in years. It's easy to see why. Jamie 326 and Masalo's "Testify" is a fabulously urgent concoction - a low-sling, disco-tinged deep house bomb built around a restless rhythm track, impassioned, gospel style vocal snippets, and killer Clavinet lines. Sameed's dustier, sweatier "Can't U" offers a different slant on the same idea, offering a basement-bothering stomper that utilizes many of the same samples. Finally, the same artist delivers something looser in the shape of deep jazz-house jam "Dusty Jazz".
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Mydonna
TOYT 062
17 Feb 17
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Mydonna - (6:52) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mydonna (Alternate cut) - (6:52) 126 BPM
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Torrow - (8:52) 120 BPM
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Coast To Coast - (3:52) 123 BPM
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Review: Following a recent dalliance with Brooklyn-based Razor 'N' Tape Reserve, COEO returns to the loving arms of Toy Tonics with another solid four-track excursion. Happily, they hit the ground running with the rushing positivity of "Mydonna", a bumpin' chunk of peak-time house goodness built around some superb disco samples and a bustling groove. The accompanying, "alternate cut" smartly emphasizes some of the original instrumentation, whilst adding some subtle swing to the disco-house drums. On the flip, you'll find the deep, smooth and sensual "Torrow", and the breezy, atmospheric, piano-laden shuffle of "Coast To Coast".
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Self Portrait
BERGLP 001
17 Feb 17
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April Fool - (5:40) 120 BPM
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Hot Weekend (feat City Hayes) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Something That I Thought About - (3:19) 127 BPM
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Video version 2) - (8:48) 125 BPM
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Mad House - (4:53) 83 BPM
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Tomato Pope - (6:07) 126 BPM
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The Music (feat Rick Wade) - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Kos Mich - (6:19) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sel - (5:58) 100 BPM
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You Used To Make Me Feel - (3:45) 129 BPM
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Review: After years slaving away at house music's coalface, Red Rack'em is now big news. Given the runaway success of "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger", now seems an opportune moment for Danny Berman to release his second full-length under the alias. Predictably, Self Portrait is an assured, confident and hugely enjoyable set, effortlessly slipping between hazy house (check Rick Wade hook-up "The Music"), analogue-rich deep tech-house jams, loose, jazz-flecked workouts (the ace "Mad House"), disco-tinged fare ("Kos Mich"), and hard-to-describe weird-outs ("Sel", "You Used To Make Me Feel"). Naturally, it also includes fine versions of his 2016 anthem, and killer recent single "Tomato Pope".
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Mangroove
MAEVE 10D
20 Jan 17
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Pisco - (7:45) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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L5 Syndrome - (7:30) 120 BPM
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Mangrove - (7:38) 122 BPM
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Review: Frankfurt innovator Rajko Muller returns as Isolee, working his magic this time for The Drifter's rather impressive Maeve imprint; which in recent times has brought us fantastic work by Ed Davenport, Baikal and Ripperton. "Pisco" is a slow burning groove with phased marimbas that cause a hypnotic dream state, while "L5 Syndrome" dives deeper: this smooth and introverted trip is definitely suited to the early night as it is for the afterhours and reminds us of his seminal, earlier works in the nineties for imprints like Playhouse. Finally, the title track is where Muller saves the best for last; this dubby, lo-slung groove is drenched in delayed and reverberated aesthetics. More great work by one of electronic music's true innovators.
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He Is The Voice I Hear
WSB 001
09 Jan 17
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He Is The Voice I Hear - (10:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: There's naturally been plenty of hype surrounding The Black Madonna's "He Is The Voice I Hear", which originally dropped on a single-sided 12" at the tail end of 2016. It's undoubtedly the fast-rising Chicagoan's best record to date, and feels like an unashamed tribute to Patrick Cowley's fine productions for disco icon Sylvester. While there are mournful notes - check the extended, beat-less piano intro -it doesn't take long to turn into a deliciously muscular, Italo-disco style chugger laden with razor-sharp strings, bubbling acid lines, and the kind of fluid piano solos that were once a hall mark of Frankie Knuckles' remixes. In other words, it's a fine contemporary disco record from one of dance music's most notable DJs of recent times.
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Teen Bee
ESP 047
16 Jan 17
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Grace - (7:05) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Illustrations & The Large - (5:54) 117 BPM
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Teen Bee - (5:49) 117 BPM
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Review: By anyone's standards, ESP Institute enjoyed a hugely successful 2016, delivering a string of fine singles and killer albums from Moscoman and Lord of the Isles. This first digital missive of 2017 is equally as impressive, and comes from the previously unheard Nancy Azzuro. Opener "Grace" is undoubtedly impressive; a rolling trip into 21st century dub disco territory blessed with killer percussion work and an addictive electronic bassline. "Illustrations & The Large" is a deliciously woozy and melodious chunk of softly spoken Balearic deep house, while the loopier "Teen Bee" fixes ghostly melodies onto a loose and warm disco-house groove.
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The Magic Room
PLAY 013
25 Nov 16
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The Magic Room (Dino Lenny & Seth Troxler Re edit) - (8:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Magic Room (Luke Solomon's 'Live Forever' remix) - (9:12) 120 BPM
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The Magic Room (Doorly Re Chunk mix) - (8:11) 120 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to refer to Dino Lenny as a "veteran": the Italian producer has been churning out dancefloor hits since the dawn of the '90s. This release sees him join forces with Cajual and Hot Creations regular Doorly for a loving tribute to the joys of club culture. The action centres on a meandering, largely spoken vocal describing a mesmerizing late night dancing experience in "The Magic Room". On the lead version - a tasty re-edit by Lenny and Seth Troxler - this is accompanied by "Lazy" style pianos, and a chunky, disco-tinged house groove. The low-slung guitars and bass are pushed to the fore on Doorly's energy-packed remix, while Luke Solomon doffs a cap to the jazz-flecked boompty sounds of Chicago on his busy rework.
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Love Is Not A Game (feat. Kathy Brown) [Remixes]
826194 116545
24 Feb 17
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Love Is Not A Game (full Intention remix) - (5:41) 124 BPM
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Love Is Not A Game (J Majik Rollers mix) - (5:04) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: DJs and dancers of a certain age should recognize "Love Is Not A Game". The breezy, summery drum & bass cut, featuring soulful house style vocals by Kathy Brown, became something of an anthem following its release on Defected back in 2001. This re-release boasts two fresh remixes for 2017. Full Intention kick things off with an evocative, occasionally spine-tingling big room house version that places Brown's version atop a chunky, late night groove. Fittingly, J Magik provides the second re-rub, a "Rollers Mix" that fixes rubbery synth-bass and snippets of Brown's headline-grabbing vocals to a punchy, hybrid D&B/house groove.
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For You (DJ Koze remixes)
K7 337EPD
24 Feb 17
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For You (DJ Koze club mix) - (5:58) 124 BPM
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For You (DJ Koze club instrumental) - (5:57) 124 BPM
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For You (DJ Koze Mbira remix full version) - (6:55) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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For You (DJ Koze Mbira instrumental) - (6:56) 124 BPM
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Review: Michael Mayer's deeply majestic and romantic "For You" featuring Hot Chip's Joe Goddard on vocals was a hit in late 2016 and now gets a series of brilliant remixes by the one and only DJ Koze. The man from Hamburg delivers a bunch of equally dreamy and candlelit renditions; in particular the "Mbira Mix" which accentuates those ethereal and mesmerising bell tones from the original into something even more hypnotising and special. The "Club Mix" however is definitely a great upbeat rendition were the harbour city hero works his magic as always; creating an epic moment of life affirming bliss for late night dancefloors.
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The Remixes
CLR 014
10 Feb 17
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Funk Bomb (feat Billy "Bass" Nelson - Doc Martin & Blakkat Sublevel live remix) - (6:14) 124 BPM
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Future 4 Love (feat Nick Monaco & Billy "Bass" Nelson - Jolly Mare remix) - (6:48) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dirty Leslie (feat Wolf + Lamb - Obas Nenor remix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
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Numb (feat Ebony Houston & Aquiles Navarro - David Marston & Myles Karp remix) - (6:16) 114 BPM
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Played by: Space Echo, Rebellious
Review: As the rather functional title suggests, this EP gathers together some fresh remixes of tracks from Soul Clap's superb 2016 full-length, the similarly imaginatively titled Soul Clap. Deep house veterans Doc Martin and Blakkat step up first, laying down a chunky but trippy re-make of "Funk Bomb" that sounds a little like a classic track by The Beloved. The Jolly Mare version of "Future 4 Love" is an attractive fusion of rubbery dub disco grooves and thrusting Italo-disco influences, while Obas Nenor does a terrific job in re-casting Wolf+Lamb collaboration "Dirty Leslie" as a quirky chunk of Mungolian Jet Set style nu-disco eccentricity. If you're after something a little more slick and soulful, David Marston and Myles Karp's gentle, trumpet-laden version of "Numb" more than fits the bill.
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Is Everything
BARN 048
30 Jan 17
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Snowwhite - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Baby - (3:12) 100 BPM
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Freeeze - (2:37) 105 BPM
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XXX200003 - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Are You Mad? Cause I'm Not Mad... - (7:39) 124 BPM
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Review: The genius of Baba Stiltz productions - aside from their consistent high quality, of course - has always been their eccentric unpredictability. His latest EP for Studio Barnhus - his first for the Swedish label since the tail end of 2015 - sticks to this script. Across the five tracks, you'll hear tactile and dreamy deep house bliss ("Snowwhite"), future R&B-informed vocal synth-pop ("Baby"), bubbly, sun-kissed synthesizer Balearica ("Freeeze"), and hypnotic, loved-up tech-house brilliance (the superb "Are You Mad? Cause I'm Not Mad"). Arguably most impressive of all, though, is the humid "XXX200003", which gently rises on waves of marimba melodies, African-influenced percussion, and fireside-hot chords.
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Joy, Ease, Lightness
361459 9598199
09 Dec 16
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Change - (4:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Like You Wanna - (4:14) 122 BPM
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Tolle - (5:06) 122 BPM
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Iigo - (4:32) 121 BPM
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Review: Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei is a talented chap. Not content with pulling up trees under his given name, he's decided to debut a new alias via a killer new EP for Rhythm Section International. All four tracks are deliciously hazy, effortlessly soulful and hugely groovy, as Rakei deftly showcases his many talents. He begins with the Prince-tinged purple funk of "Change", before fusing clipped funk guitars, broken house beats and confident vocals on the superb "Like You Wanna". "Tolle" sees him slip further towards toasty, low-slung deep house territory, before he breaks up the beats and fires up the Rhodes on deliciously jazzy closer "Ligo".
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Jazzy Days, Jazzy Nights
APERSONAL 25
04 Nov 16
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Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
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Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
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Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
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Review: After an extended summer break, Apersonal Music returns to action via a first EP in five years from Cisco Cisco. It opens with the comforting shuffle of "Jazzy Days", where intricate electric piano lines, woozy chords and soulful vocal samples ride a near horizontal, slow-house groove. It's accompanied by a trademark Ron Basejam remix, which retains the rich, jazzy deep house feel of the original, whilst adding a little more disco swagger. Further disco and boogie influences can be heard on "Jazzy Nights", which is a flickering, synth-heavy deep house treat. Andre Vegas' smooth, sweet and sultry interpretation of that track rounds off a fine E.P.
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A Very Nice Combinado Volume Dos
YAYHF 03D
27 Jan 17
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Paulor - "La Race" - (6:58) 121 BPM
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Roman Flugel - "Deo" (Pachanga Boys' New Blazer edit) - (5:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fantastic Twins - "Holiday" - (6:03) 73 BPM
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Kasper Bjorke - "Choir Of Young Ravers" - (7:32) 113 BPM
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Zombies In Miami - "Flashback Mantra" - (7:10) 120 BPM
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Review: The latest missive from the Pachanga Boys' consistently impressive Hippie Dance label is an expansive affair. It gathers together a quintet of tried-and-tested dancefloor workouts, beginning with the dark and woozy, post-punk house throb of Paulor's "La Race". The Pachanga Boys weigh I with a previously unheard edit of Roman Flugel's wonky, bass-heavy box-jam "Deo", before Julia Dessagne dons the Fantastic Twins alias on the creepy, organ-heavy pulse of "Holiday". Elsewhere, Kaspar Bjork delivers a slick but atmospheric chunk of synth-heavy house ("Choir of Young Ravers"), and Zombies In Miami get all trippy and hypnotic on the mystical house of "Flashback Mantra".
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It's Happening/Our Crazy
PETS 073
02 Dec 16
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It's Happening - (6:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Our Crazy - (7:10) 122 BPM
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Review: Polish heavyweights Catz 'N' Dogz has had a quiet year by their usually prolific standards. It would be fair to say, though, that these two cuts have been worth waiting for. "It's Happening" is a warm, rich and groovy affair, with fluttering deep house notes playing second fiddle to a booming disco bassline, flanged vocal samples and huggable drums. "Our Crazy" feels dirtier and a little more intense, with restless arpeggio lines and nagging electronic percussion combining perfectly with the duo's deliciously dense, tribal-influenced drums and chiming, marimba style lead lines. It's the kind of track you whack on to raise the temperature on the dancefloor when things are flagging, and every DJ needs a few of those in the crates.
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In Yer Face Bicep Remixes
FMB 007
30 Sep 16
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In Yer Face (Bicep remix) - (7:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Yer Face (Bicep Acid dub) - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Review: For those of a certain age, the opening seconds of 808 State's 1991 rave anthem "In Yer Face" - a combination of memorable melody lines and loved-up chords - are still capable of setting the pulse racing. Bicep have taken on the task of updating Graham Massey and company's anthem for a new generation, serving up two fresh interpretations. Wisely, they emphasize the spine-tingling goodness of the Manchester outfit's chord progressions on their A-side remix, getting rougher, tougher and weightier as the track progresses. Their flipside acid dub - where electro-inspired breakbeats, heavy bass and floatation tank melodies are expertly combined with ragged TB-303 lines - recalls the similarly-minded thrills of DJ Parrot and Mark Brydon's 'Sunshine Dub' of DJ Mink's early Warp slammer "Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?".
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Wega EP
IV70D
10 Feb 17
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Wega - (6:42) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pollux - (7:42) 121 BPM
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Played by: Ben Gomori, Giom, Domshe
Review: German duo Frankey & Sandrino are back again on Innervisions their third release for Dixon and Ame's label thus far. On "Wega" it's a deep and spacey tech house affair, with exotic choral chants reminiscent of Villalobos' "Enfants" used sparingly over a tunneling and entrancing groove. Next offering "Pollux" is the real winner on here though. This darkly minimal house experiment builds gradually into a chill and glitchy house jam with sparse rhythm arrangements and buzzy melodies.
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Purple Hills
ADID 017
24 Feb 17
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Purple Hills (original mix) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Purple Hills (YokoO remix) - (7:16) 122 BPM
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C Vogt & Patrick Jeremic - "Pour Eternel" (original mix) - (7:28) 121 BPM
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Shape Of My Voice
0 F0C5D
17 Feb 17
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Train Music - (6:18) 128 BPM
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Two Billion Light-Years Of Silence - (5:38) 130 BPM
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Untitled 2 - (3:47) 156 BPM
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Train Music (Andres Aguirreas Spicy Paracousia mix) - (7:05) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It is over to Sapporo's Jun Kimata aka BirdMan for the Forbidden Colours imprint out of Bilbao (Spain), who've previously delivered great work by the likes of label boss Aitor Etxebarria aka EL_TXEF_A, Eduardo de la Calle and Andres Aguirre. The Shape Of My Voice EP starts off with the driving and tunneling deep electro workout "Two Billion Light-Years Of Silence" that's dripping in futurist aesthetic, while "Track 2" is a more dystopian affair on this dark ambient/drone piece. Then we have "Train Music" which effectively bridges the gap between hypnotic techno and deep house (the label's preferred aesthetic of late) and rather inventively indeed. The "Spicy Paracousia remix" by the aforementioned Aguirre takes the track on wonderfully spaced out deep house journey over its glorious seven minutes. Nice one!
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Changes
FRD 221
27 Jan 17
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Changes (Adam Port remix) - (8:19) 122 BPM
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Changes - (7:25) 122 BPM
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Changes (Jimpster remix) - (6:45) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: German house fusionist Adam Port first hooked up with the Stereo MC's some years back, with the veteran British hip-hop duo featuring on his 2014 cut "Place". On "Changes", he laces a particularly world-weary, emotion rich vocal from mic man Rob B over a rich, bouncy, synth-laden deep house groove and intertwined electronic melodies. His own remix, which kicks off the EP, pushes the track further towards Innervisions style late night tech-house territory. Arguably the most impressive version of all, though, comes from Freerange boss Jimpster, who re-imagines "Changes" as a handclap-heavy chunk of dusty late night deep house that benefits greatly from some warm chords and sweaty percussion hits.
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Going Going Going
K 7343D
10 Feb 17
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Export Import - (6:46) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hausner - (5:59) 128 BPM
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Friday - (7:28) 120 BPM
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Wo-tan - (5:24) 120 BPM
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China Bar - (4:48) 98 BPM
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Loveboat - (6:44) 98 BPM
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Tommy - (6:01) 118 BPM
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Supersunday - (7:27) 118 BPM
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Amber November - (5:37) 121 BPM
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Dr. Dings - (3:34) 110 BPM
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Olympia - (3:41) 129 BPM
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Shoulder Angel - (4:37) 122 BPM
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Review: 2017 marks two decades since the release of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber's first album under the Tosca alias, the undeniably baked Opera. Given their length of service, it's heartening to see that their desire to create evocative, dubbed-out music remains undimmed. There's plenty to enjoy on Going Going Going, their first studio set for three years. Check, for example, the swirling, late night stroll through Istanbul that is "Amber November", the dub-meets-jazz warmth of "Friday", the flowery piano lines and jangling acoustic guitars of "Supersunday", and the thrillingly trippy, krautrock-influenced ambient dub of "Olympia". It would be churlish to say that it's a return to form - they've always been reliable, after all - but it's certainly one of their more impressive full-length outings.
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Oasis
OND 010
03 Feb 17
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Oasis - (5:44) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gogospel - (5:55) 125 BPM
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Green Grass - (5:19) 115 BPM
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Hold On - (5:21) 126 BPM
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Oasis (Deep mix) - (6:52) 122 BPM
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Played by: & my mother say
Review: Back in 2015, Joss Moog and Around 7 joined forces to deliver Ondule Recordings' debut release. Two years on, and with the label now riding high, they once again get together to serve up some serious dancefloor treats. Unlike their previous EP, which featured solo productions, Oasis is a genuine joint effort. In general, the tracks pair bumping, U.S-house influenced beats, dusty samples, and the kind of bold, tactile electronics that made Red Rack'em's "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger" such a hit. We're particularly enjoying the urgent preacher vocals, solid kick drums and psychedelic flute solos of "Gogospel", the musically rich, head-in-the clouds deep house warmth of "Green Grass", and the deliciously percussive, edit-not-edit brilliance of "Hold On".
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Knee Deep In Sound: BPM 2017 Sampler
KD 039
13 Jan 17
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Habischman - "Moan" - (8:04) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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James Grow - "Te Mar" - (8:30) 122 BPM
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Piem & Spencer K - "Lowrider" - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Veerus & Maxie Devine - "The Church" - (7:19) 124 BPM
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Review: It is that time of year again and Hot Since 82's Knee Deep In Sound is back with some treats that are going to be unleashed at the Mexican super-festival this year. Iman Habib aka Habischman is a super talented production phenomenon that brings you "Moan", a driving progressive house style journey much like the following slow burner by James Grow entitled "Te Mar". Piem & Spencer K's "Lowrider" is more typical faire of the label on this bouncy and rolling tech house groover that will rock White Isle punters this year too. Druggy afterhours minimal is covered courtesy of Veerus & Maxie Devine who serve up the rather Mobilee-ish "The Church".
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Get Down Brother
TOYT 060
09 Dec 16
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The Nose - (8:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get Down Brother - (8:09) 120 BPM
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Uhh Baby - (5:56) 116 BPM
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Uhh Baby (Brame & Hamo remix) - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Review: Toy Tonics are getting their money's worth out of Kapote. Since making his debut for the label 18 months ago, the Berlin-based producer has had a hand in no less than four other EPs. There's no messing around on this latest four-track missive, as he launches himself at the dancefloor with the rubbery, punk-funk bass, fizzing percussion and jazzy disco samples of "The Nose". He heads for smoother, groovier deep house pastures on "Get Down Brother", before dipping the tempo a little on the shuffling, pie-eyed disco-house goodness of "Uhh Baby". That track also gets the remix treatment from Irish twosome Brame & Hamo, whose jazzy-but-driving interpretation makes excellent use of clattering drum machine hi-hats.
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LK Tapes
LPH 049
17 Feb 17
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Umbanda (original mix) - (6:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lindos (original mix) - (6:12) 123 BPM
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Damn Shame (feat Yooj - dub) - (6:19) 125 BPM
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LK Tape Track (original mix) - (4:56) 123 BPM
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Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: There were slim pickings in 2016 for fans of Steve Huerta. After a prolific few years, the Los Angeles-based producer seemed to take a step back, releasing just one 12" single in 12 months. Happily, LK Tapes - his first outing on Brooklyn's Let's Play House - was worth the wait. Rich, melodious, woozy and analogue-rich, its' four loved-up tracks are amongst the producer's best work to date. Highlights are plentiful, from the woozy, sunset-friendly chords, glistening melodies and Larry Heard bottom-end of "LK Tape Track" and hazy, toaster-warm shuffle of "Lindos", to the fuzzy analogue beats, tactile chords and dream house sensibilities of sublime opener "Umbanda".
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Origins Vol 3
NEO 030
13 Feb 17
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& My Mother Say - "The Rock" - (6:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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B&S Concept - "Myself" - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Jean Jacques aka 1980 - "Jazzy Bboy" - (6:51) 122 BPM
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Lotche - "Low Jazz" - (6:24) 123 BPM
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Fahrenheit/Celsius EP
CPG 007
03 Feb 17
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Fahrenheit - (5:18) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Celsius - (5:12) 115 BPM
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Celsius (Lauer remix) - (6:46) 115 BPM
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Farenheit (Jack Pattern Alien dub) - (6:32) 108 BPM
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Review: Norfolk's Cosmic Pint Glass label has barely put a foot wrong since launching back in 2015. Their latest release, an EP from occasional Young Adults contributor and Cosmic Kids member Daniel T, is predictably impressive, too. "Fahrenheit" sets the tone, with rich, Dam Funk style synthesizer chords and Freestyle-esque manipulated vocal samples clustering aroud a dirty analogue bassline and loose drum machine groove. The producer wanders further towards outer-space Italo-disco territory on "Celsius", which feels like a darker, druggy riff on the same blueprint. Phillip Lauer expertly re-interprets the latter track as a jaunty chunk of Balearic nu-disco, before Swiss trio Jack Pattern turn "Fahrenheit" into a dubby, ultra-cosmic epic.
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Migration
ZENDNL 236
13 Jan 17
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Migration - (5:27) 122 BPM
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Break Apart (feat Rhye) - (4:34) 120 BPM
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Outlier - (7:55) 117 BPM
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Grains - (4:28) 127 BPM
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Second Sun - (3:43) 76 BPM
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Surface (feat Nicole Miglis) - (4:11) 110 BPM
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Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat Innov Gnawa) - (5:02) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kerala - (3:57) 125 BPM
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Ontario - (3:52) 90 BPM
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No Reason (feat Nick Murphy) - (7:28) 121 BPM
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7th Sevens - (5:07) 59 BPM
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Figures - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Review: Given his impressive track record, hopes are naturally high for Bonobo's sixth album, Migration, which is his first full-length since 2013. Happily, it's a majestic affair, with the producer delivering another sumptuous set of tracks. It was partly inspired by an extended period musing on the nature of personal identity, and the role that nationality plays in that. This concept is translated via thoughtful lyrics, and songs that draw musical influence from the four corners of the globe. It's not a big stylistic leap, of course - his bread and butter remains yearning, emotion-rich downtempo music built around gently jazzy grooves and impeccable live instrumentation - but given that few artists do it better than Bonobo, we'll forgive him for that.
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Future Sounds Of Jazz Volume 13
CPT 4923
03 Feb 17
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Van Hai - "Dernier Amour" (Ripperton's No Love Lost Reshape) - (9:07) 120 BPM
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FaltyDL - "Some Jazz Shit" - (6:14) 114 BPM
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Mr Raoul K - "Sene Kela" (feat Sona Diabate - Mr Raoul K & Laolu version) - (7:23) 118 BPM
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Gabriele Poso - "Roots Of Soul" (Atjazz remix) - (7:25) 120 BPM
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Karim Sahraoui - "Fathers Legacy" - (8:10) 127 BPM
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Rancido - "The Encounter" (feat Kems) - (6:17) 105 BPM
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Montezumas Rache - "Wu Du Wu" - (8:52) 110 BPM
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Matanza - "Existencia" (Acid Pauli remix) - (7:11) 101 BPM
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Peter Kruder - "Memento" - (6:05) 120 BPM
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Marsmobil - "Saan" - (3:27) 81 BPM
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Butch & C Vogt - "The Infamous" (original mix) - (8:21) 124 BPM
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Chaos In The CBD - "Digital Harmony" - (8:10) 122 BPM
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Axel Boman - "Nokturn" - (9:30) 130 BPM
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MLiR - "Spanish Lo-Life" - (7:41) 125 BPM
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Tribilin Sound - "Negroide" - (4:01) 72 BPM
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Tony Allen - "African Man" (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer remix) - (12:13) 115 BPM
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Manuel Tur - "Ela" - (6:51) 128 BPM
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Lagerfeltz - "Uitaar" - (4:11) 125 BPM
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Jonny Faith - "Dapple City" - (2:47) 113 BPM
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Bing Ji Ling - "Twilight" - (3:51) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Rebellious
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Intermission
GRM 009
10 Feb 17
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Venerda - (7:08) 122 BPM
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Sabato - (6:24) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Domenica - (8:01) 120 BPM
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Review: Carlos "Carlo" Alvarez returns to Good Ratio Music for the first time since 2015, and this time he's got company. All three tracks on Intermission were co-produced by Black Loops, a Berlin-based Italian who has previously released solo material on Toy Tronics and Gruuv. All three cuts here are rich, loose and funk-fuelled, with the duo doing their best to combine carefully chosen disco and jazz-funk samples with their own beats and basslines. The real killer is arguably "Venerdi", in which swirling strings and clipped guitars ride a loose-but-bumpin' disco-house groove. If you're after something altogether deeper, check the clicking drum machine percussion, gentle chords and bubbly electronics of closer "Domenica".
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Kon & The Gang
BBE 362CDG
19 Aug 16
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Kon - "Timeless" - (8:06) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rainer TrAbby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy - "Closer" - (6:30) 111 BPM
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Serge Gamesbourg - "Do It Well" - (6:49) 114 BPM
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Bosq - "Out Of My Head" - (7:56) 117 BPM
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Kon - "Can't Get Enough" - (8:41) 115 BPM
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Kon - "Awe Baby" (Medlar remix) - (7:15) 115 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "Back 2 Luv" (feat Steven Klavier) - (6:25) 123 BPM
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Scott ThatManMonkz - "I Like To Feel Your Eyes On Me When I Look Away" (feat J Gordon) - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Doc Daneeka - "I Promise" (feat Seven Davis Jr - Kon Rework) - (5:46) 120 BPM
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Joy Jones - "Over" (Osunlade remix) - (6:52) 121 BPM
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Caserta - "Hooked On Ya" - (6:13) 118 BPM
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Review: Boston master digger Kon presents Kon & The Gang, a splendid selection of low slung grooves, slo-mo house and deep disco. The 'king of edits' serves up exclusive, unreleased music from himself and a variety of his current favourite artists including Truccy (better known as Compost's Rainer Truby and Corrado Bucci) who present "Closer", a gorgeous house jam with a rolling groove featuring all the good stuff: swirling Rhodes keys, groovy congas and hypnotic vox. Man on the moment Eli Escobar from NYC who offers up the infectious Bushwick loft party vibes of "Back 2 Luv (feat Steven Klavier)". Doc Daneeka, most usually known for his techno work also appears with the ultra deep "I Promise (feat Seven Davis Jr - Kon Rework)" which was a real highlight too!
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Valentine's Groove
ROYAL 32
15 Jul 16
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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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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (KiNK & Leopard Eats Luke Remixes)
826194 341046
13 Jan 17
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (KiNK remix) - (8:03) 127 BPM
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Leopard Eats Luke edit) - (7:47) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Given the success of Red Rack'em's hard-to-beat "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger", we were initially skeptical of this remix package. Happily, all involved have done a good job in offering a fresh slant on one of the club hits of 2016. KiNK steals the show with a version that strips out much of the original's disco flavour, instead combining Rack'em's wonky electronics with trippy new noises and freakishly druggy elements. The result is a fine chunk of heavyweight weirdo-house. Classic chief Luke Solomon joins forces with the mighty Eats Everything and Lord Leopard on the virtual flipside, serving up a skewed version that veers from loose disco-house warmth to brain-melting electronic wonkiness, and back again.
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Sound Travelling
PURELP 05
13 Feb 17
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Afrotronic (original mix) - (6:58) 127 BPM
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Global Warning (original mix) - (6:50) 129 BPM
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Enjoy The Moments (original mix) - (5:31) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feel The Space (original mix) - (5:33) 128 BPM
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The Peacemaker (original mix) - (6:24) 87 BPM
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Face Your Fear (original mix) - (6:15) 128 BPM
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Seek And You Will Find (original mix) - (7:35) 130 BPM
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Different Faces (original) - (6:12) 130 BPM
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Dillema (original) - (6:59) 134 BPM
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Review: Dutch techno powerhouse Chinedum Nwosu aka Shinedoe presents a reissue of her debut album on 2000 & One's 100% Pure imprint in 2006. It's a pretty straight ahead affair on here from the Intacto Records boss, with some powerful dancefloor oriented techno cuts and a few pleasant surprises, actually. After the deep acid opener "Afrotronic" we are treated to the emotive hi-tech soul on "Enjoy The Moments" (and later the kind of Sueno Latino sounding "Seek And You Will Find", there are the functional stripped back DJ tools like "The Peacemaker" and "Face Your Fear", too. The powerful Detroit influenced closer "Dilemma" ends this impressive album in style, awash in shimmering arpeggios and an adrenalised yet funky groove. Elsewhere, the track "Feel Your Space" is so obviously a zeitgeist of the mid noughties bleepy minimal boom, but the rest of the tracks can still hold their weight and sound contemporary enough for playing on modern dancefloors. Stood the test of time indeed!
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Weval Remix
KOMPAKTDIGITAL 079
17 Feb 17
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Ways To Go (Margot mix) - (7:11) 119 BPM
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Ways To Go (Red Axes mix) - (6:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Youare Mine (Kasper Bjorke mix) - (7:28) 122 BPM
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Review: Dutch duo Weval's eponymous debut album was arguably one of the most underrated records of 2016. Here, tracks from that hard-to-define set - think minimal wave-inspired synth-pop fused with ambient and elements of Detroit futurism - are given the remix treatment. Italian twosome Margot steps up first, delivering a version of "Ways To Go" that smothers a wonky, off-kilter drum pattern with woozy, stretched-out cathedral chords, tactile hand percussion, and atmospheric vocal snippets. Red Axes drag the same track towards the dancefloor via relentless bass, skittish drum machine percussion and delay-laden handclaps, before Kaspar Bjorke steals the show with a dewy-eyed, early morning Balearic house re-make of "You Are Mine".
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Old Tales From The Future
FREES 08
23 Feb 17
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Disco Space Booster - (6:28) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Old Tales From The Future - (6:44) 115 BPM
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Flying Jam - (5:21) 115 BPM
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Heavy Load - (5:19) 115 BPM
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Review: Moscow's Peter Serkin may sound like a 70s sci-fi actor, but fact he's a nu-disco producer who also answers to the name Bip Soup. Actually quite a few of the song titles here sound like 70s sci-fi films too, if the music sounds more from a saucier type of 70s flick. "Disco Space Booster" is a super smooth boogie in zero gravity, whereas the gentle wah-wah's and luscious bass funk of "Old Tales From The Future" evokes more beachside vibes. Meanwhile elsewhere, both "Flying Jam" and "Heavy Load" are more percussion-led cocktail house gems in the vein of Metro Area.
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Vibe Telemetry
RBCD 08DIGITAL
14 Oct 16
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147 Stars - (4:29) 159 BPM
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Sierra - (6:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tripping Beauty - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Datajungel - (6:33) 116 BPM
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Highs And Bungalows - (1:33) 115 BPM
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See Hex & Moon - (6:55) 123 BPM
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Mezcal Eclipse - (6:47) 68 BPM
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Expanse - (2:36) 133 BPM
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EntropikAllia - (5:25) 124 BPM
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Untitled - (6:09) 125 BPM
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Flow System - (4:12) 123 BPM
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DTMF - (7:19) 125 BPM
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Review: Henning "Telephones" Severud has repeatedly pointed out that Vibe Telemetry, his debut album, was an attempt to capture a very particular, hard-to-define feeling. Whether or not he succeeded is hard to know, but it's certainly a hugely atmospheric album. It's easy to pick out influences - the jangling, wide-eyed bliss of vintage Italian deep house, the comforting warmth of Balearic disco, the masculine throb of Italo, the blissful melodiousness of new age, and the loved-up colours of early '90s ambient house, for starters - but the resultant tracks don't specifically sound like any of these things. They're warm, colourful, spacey, tactile and hugely atmospheric, with dancefloor ready-cuts - "Sierra", "See Hex & Moon", the hectic "Mezcal Eclipse" - being joined by more hazy, horizontal fare.
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Balance Presents Sudbeat (unmixed tracks)
BAL 020D
24 Feb 17
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Hernan Cattaneo - "Balance Presents Sudbeat" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:18:41) 105 BPM
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Hernan Cattaneo - "Balance Presents Sudbeat" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:17:57) 122 BPM
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Toki Fuko - "An Odor" - (8:59) 53 BPM
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Sahar Z & Navar - "The Dogma Code" - (7:07) 105 BPM
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Anton Tumas & Eugene Toale - "Endless Story" - (6:13) 105 BPM
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Ben Shaw - "Above The Clouds" - (6:39) 105 BPM
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Conures - "Elegy" - (6:05) 53 BPM
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Kevin Di Serna & Ditian - "Everest" - (7:17) 105 BPM
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Ian Dillon - "Embers" - (6:42) 105 BPM
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Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Fantasy" - (7:24) 105 BPM
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Khen - "Never Lose Your Innocence" - (9:20) 104 BPM
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Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Closer" (feat Oriana Favaro) - (6:42) 105 BPM
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Nick Warren & Tripswitch - "Savannah" - (7:22) 110 BPM
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Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Perpetual" - (9:16) 110 BPM
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Konvex & The Shadow - "Rubalove" - (5:34) 110 BPM
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Giddyhead - "Smile Riven" - (7:38) 110 BPM
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Henry Saiz - "Life Is..." - (6:16) 98 BPM
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Simon Vuarambon & Sidartha Siliceo - "Liberation" - (6:15) 120 BPM
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Tara Brooks - "Yugen" - (8:20) 120 BPM
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VERLK - "Lakebed" - (6:15) 123 BPM
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Dance Spirit - "Kaleidoscope" - (9:47) 121 BPM
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Audio Junkies & Lonya - "Ima" - (8:27) 120 BPM
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Navid Mehr - "Random Act Of Kindness" - (7:31) 121 BPM
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Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Deneb" - (8:37) 122 BPM
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Juan Deminicis - "Suburbean" - (6:42) 122 BPM
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Facundo Mohrr & Valdovinos - "Random Walks" - (8:01) 122 BPM
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Guy Mantzur - "Requiem For Us" - (8:57) 122 BPM
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Chicola - "Clockers" - (4:17) 122 BPM
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Nick Varon - "Sivota" - (8:00) 122 BPM
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Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile - "Pressure Drop" - (9:38) 122 BPM
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Guy J - "Brothers Vibe" - (8:31) 122 BPM
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Crudito Sava - "Todo Y Nada" - (7:42) 123 BPM
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Review: "Global in ethos; South American in spirit." That's how Argentinian progressive house guru Hernan Cattaneo describes his acclaimed Sudbeat label, which was founded in 2009. This sublime new compilation is compiled entirely of unreleased and exclusive material from the label's roster in collaboration with Australian imprint Balance Music. Featured are two mixes which the man himself describes as "the perfect example of Sudbeat's identity that of course is also mine as a DJ." On the amazing journey that is the first mix, it's a mix of old school versus new school in the form of newcomers like London's Guy Shaw with his deep and slow burning "Above The Clouds", Israeli rising star Khen with the ethereal deepness of "Never Lose Your Innocence" and legend of the old school Nick Warren who's back in form on "Savannah" featuring Tripswitch. The second mix is more energetic and features new tracks by leaders of the new garde such as Guy J and Guy Mantzur plus an exclusive track by Cattaneo himself; the entrancing and adrenalised "Pressure Drop".
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Magic Edition
FATLP 016
17 Feb 17
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Consoli - (5:15) 122 BPM
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Purple Magic - (7:03) 118 BPM
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Magnetic - (6:49) 118 BPM
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Yellow Magic - (7:22) 124 BPM
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Segelboot - (5:09) 124 BPM
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Trsnumak - (6:37) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bug & Fred - (6:35) 117 BPM
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Black Magic - (6:13) 126 BPM
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Free Me - (6:31) 123 BPM
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Monofile - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Bower - (7:04) 125 BPM
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Distance - (6:50) 116 BPM
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Red - (6:52) 119 BPM
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Feel One - (6:52) 112 BPM
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Review: Magic Edition, Taron-Trekka's second full-length excursion, draws together tracks originally released on a trio of EPs (Purple Magic, Yellow Magic and Black Magic), between 2014 and 2016. Given that those three 12" singles contained some of the experienced German duo's most inventive work, it's not surprising that the material sits well together. It's largely melodious and musically rich, with tracks giddily blending elements of deep house, tech-house, acid, electro, IDM, jazz, soul and techno in its' myriad forms. Much of it is hard to accurately describe stylistically - never a bad thing in our book - but it's all hugely entertaining.
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Pusic Records Cody Currie EP
PSC 008
05 Dec 16
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Down On Disco Street - (6:05) 119 BPM
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Asteroid Belt - (7:13) 117 BPM
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Down On Disco Street (Moony MeAss Not So Disco remix) - (6:31) 126 BPM
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Apollo 11 - (7:17) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Djembe! - (7:40) 117 BPM
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Laura Palmer EP
PRDIG 13
13 Jan 17
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Laura Palmer - (6:46) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shabbat Jam - (6:14) 113 BPM
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Urquinaona - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Laura Palmer (Aubrey remix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of the underrated Memories From Another Planet EP on his D.KO Records imprint, Ralph 'Flabaire' Manauri brings his brand of smooth and groovy deep house to Popcorn. He begins confidently, channeling the atmospheric spirit of Twin Peaks on the swirling, soundscape deep house shuffle of "Laura Palmer". He doffs a cap to the disco-flecked warmth of vintage East Midlands deep house productions on "Shabbat Jam", before fusing gentle acid lines, dreamy textures and bubbly melody lines on the enjoyable "Urquinaona". British techno veteran Aubrey weighs in with a fine remix of "Laura Palmer" that cannily turns the track into a melodious, hypnotic tech-house roller.
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3 Year Of Arupa Music
ARUPA 023
14 Feb 17
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Alt.Society - "Hi-NRG" - (9:42) 120 BPM
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Belogurov & Orbit - "Roar" - (9:16) 125 BPM
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Crisna - "Musoka" - (7:48) 125 BPM
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Danny Vibe - "Miss You" - (7:30) 130 BPM
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Erro - "Unkown" - (7:25) 126 BPM
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Furz & Maxi Fried - "What About" - (7:47) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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ImAman - "Promenade" - (6:09) 125 BPM
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Josh Baker & Ryan Murray - "2" - (6:47) 126 BPM
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Kepler - "Light Curves" - (6:52) 124 BPM
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Locic - "My Self" - (8:07) 126 BPM
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Mella - "Back To Another Life" - (7:15) 126 BPM
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Michael James - "Disasteroid" - (8:23) 124 BPM
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Ile Degare - "0x00016" - (8:11) 125 BPM
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Niccolo Borgi - "Marasma" - (7:13) 125 BPM
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PrA Jescu - "Just A Second" - (8:03) 123 BPM
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Realplastic - "Lack Of Shoes" - (9:21) 124 BPM
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Rowlanz - "Sol" - (7:09) 124 BPM
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Modebaku - "Synthesis" - (9:04) 124 BPM
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Fabiuzzo & Senoo - "Crisp" - (7:36) 124 BPM
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Suli - "Valve" - (6:11) 124 BPM
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German Friedrich - "7.1v164" - (6:50) 127 BPM
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Wax On Mare St, James Puentes, Dissonance & Miina - "Pillow Talk" - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Scoth - "Culture" - (6:47) 119 BPM
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Jacques Renault Edits
LTP 003
15 Jul 16
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Henry Rodrick - "Into The Sunshine" - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Black Fan - "Black Fan With A Van" - (6:12) 120 BPM
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HNNY - "Hotline Riddim" - (6:44) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adesse Versions - "Wash My Car" - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Jesse Futerman - "Jesse Is A Gambler" - (4:31) 115 BPM
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DJ Duke presents Freedom - "Seven 50 Stalkers Closer" - (5:14) 124 BPM
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Outboxx - "Denim Shorts Dream" - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Son Of Sound - "Violent Violet" - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Mateo & Matos - "MAW G Stomp" - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Fulbert - "Full Time House" - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Crackazat - "Somewhere Elsewhere" - (4:32) 128 BPM
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Will Berridge - "I'm The Jacques" - (6:49) 122 BPM
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Review: Local Talk's Edits compilation series has already garnered high quality contributions from the much-loved Swede HNNY and German producer Kyodai; this third one sees the label look across the Atlantic and welcome producer, DJ, label owner and all around good guy Jacques Renault into the fold. The Let's Play House co-founder has plenty of form when it comes to the edit (anyone remember those killer Wurst Edits he did with Marcus Cabral as Runaway?) and this delve through the Local Talk archives demonstrates his poise for the form remains unfettered. Rifling through the main label archives plus their OneOffs, 1nce Again and the LTX series, Renault delivers a supreme 12-track selection that will feature prominently on your USB stick playlists. His tweak of "Denim Shorts Dream" by Bristol house unit Outboxx is a particular highlight.
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Defected Presents House Masters: Junior Jack
826194 345792
24 Feb 17
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Junior Jack - "Thrill Me" - (6:31) 125 BPM
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Junior Jack - "Stupidisco" (extended version) - (8:00) 125 BPM
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Junior Jack - "E Samba" (Club mix) - (7:13) 125 BPM
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Junior Jack - "Da Hype" (Junior Jack Club mix) - (9:24) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Glory - "Hold Me Up" (feat Jocelyn Brown - JJ's vocal mix) - (7:46) 128 BPM
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See You Dancin - (11:09) 125 BPM
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Soho - "Hidden Sun" - (6:44) 128 BPM
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Thick Dick - "Insatiable" (Junior Jack & Kid Cremme vocal mix) - (9:44) 128 BPM
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Major Boys - "Time & Time Again" (feat Kathy Brown - Junior Jack mix) - (8:51) 125 BPM
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DJD & The Hydraulic Dogs - "Shake It Baby" (Junior Jack remix) - (8:05) 126 BPM
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My Feeling (Kick 'N' Deep mix) - (6:32) 131 BPM
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ATFC - "Sleep Talk" (feat Lisa Millett - Junior Jack Club mix) - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Deep Walker - "Just Deep" - (6:21) 125 BPM
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Mr Jack & Olivier Gosseries - "Voodoo Curse" (Mr Jack Jazzy Futuristic mix) - (7:57) 126 BPM
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Fayleine Brown - "Joy" (Mr Jack Smooth dub) - (7:23) 125 BPM
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Junior Jack, Kid Creme & Private Tools - "Tool #2" - (7:28) 127 BPM
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Maphia Ltd - "Chasing #1" - (6:32) 125 BPM
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Kings Of Tomorrow - "Thru" (Junior Jack remix) - (10:04) 125 BPM
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Mr Jack, Daddy K & Funky Frosties - "The Phonk" (dub mix) - (5:37) 131 BPM
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Soho - "Good Times" - (4:55) 125 BPM
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Life - (9:42) 126 BPM
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Mr Jack & Olivier Gosseries - "Give It Up!" - (6:17) 126 BPM
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Kluster - "My Love" (feat Ron Carroll - Junior Jack vocal mix) - (8:47) 128 BPM
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Junior Jack, Kid Creme & Private Tools - "Tool #1" - (6:32) 125 BPM
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Mr Jack - "Wiggly World" (Cool dub) - (6:55) 127 BPM
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Mr Jack & Olivier Gosseries - "I Know!" (Soggy mix) - (5:55) 129 BPM
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Nu Rican Kidz - "Excuse Me!" (131 BPM mix) - (7:35) 133 BPM
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Cb Milton - "Get Into My Life" (Mr Jack's Speedy Garage Mx) - (7:52) 131 BPM
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Family Groove - "People" (24th Street mix) - (5:24) 124 BPM
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Mr Jack - "Only House Muzik" (Jack's Dream mix) - (11:08) 130 BPM
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Review: Given his length of service and long relationship with Defected, it was probably only a matter of time before Junior Jack was given the House Masters treatment. As with previous installments in the series, the collection gathers together highlights from the Belgium-based producer's 25-year career, serving up both original productions - early Defected highlight "This Feeling", the massive "Thrill Me" and notable "E Samba", for starters - with key remixes (check his revisions of Thick Dick, DJD presents Hydraulic Dogs and ATFC), lesser-known productions under alternative aliases (1990s cuts as Mister Jack, in particular) and collaborations with pal Kid Creme. It's a fittingly comprehensive overview of the producer's career, and contains just as many forgotten gems as well-known classics.
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In The Morning/I Deserve To Breathe
VR 169
17 Feb 17
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In The Morning (Rhemi remix) - (8:29) 123 BPM
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In The Morning (Rhemi remix instrumental) - (8:29) 123 BPM
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In The Morning (Rhemi remix Beats) - (4:13) 123 BPM
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In The Morning (Louie Vega album Long mix) - (7:37) 123 BPM
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In The Morning (Louie Vega album Long mix Tv) - (7:37) 123 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (GU's CVO Chicago House mix) - (8:15) 124 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (Chymamusique vocal remix) - (7:33) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Deserve To Breathe (Chymamusique InstrOrgan remix) - (7:32) 124 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (Phil Asher Stripped mix) - (8:51) 124 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (Phil Asher dub) - (9:00) 124 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (Phil Asher remix) - (8:48) 124 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (Louie Vega New remix) - (7:42) 124 BPM
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I Deserve To Breathe (Louie Vega New remix instrumental) - (7:34) 124 BPM
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A Learning Curve
LO 156
10 Feb 17
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Mr G - "Navigate" - (6:06) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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K15 - "The Guilt Within" - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Review: Lo Recordings has taken pride in exploring a wide and broad range of sounds. To mark 20 years of their imprint, they've taken a bold approach to their output, further exploring developments in electronic music today. As known users and fans of the MPC, both Mr. G and K15 were given the same samples dug out of the Lo Recordings archives to create a track which would showcase their techniques and methods. This then became the theme in a series of three releases to come out throughout the year from the pair. The legendary Colin McBean delivers the funk as always on his contribution "Navigate" where tribal rhythms face off with mesmerising chords and rolling bass; not to mention those crashing Mr. G hi-hat rides that are his trademark. K15's "The Guilt Within" goes for something deeper and emotive: geared more for the early evening or the chill-out alike, channeling the vibes of classic Larry Heard with its melancholic pad sweeps, immaculate rhythm programming and stylish Juno 106 bassline.
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My Bleep
VD 26
09 Jan 17
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My Bleep (original mix) - (7:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Bleep (ambient mix) - (5:45) 133 BPM
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Just Did It - (4:37) 132 BPM
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CMP135 - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Review: Efde has only a few releases to his credit, but this outing on Tom Trago's label trumps his previous output. In its original format, the title track combines soaring trance melodies, rolling snare drums and a central riff that gets more and more noisy as the arrangement progresses. It makes for an intoxicating combination and is redolent of "Primary Roots", one of Trago's own, earlier productions. There is an eerie ambient version of the title track, but it's clear from the rest of the release that Efde's real home is out on the dance floor. "Just Did It" is a pulsing, electronic bass-heavy affair, while on "CMP135", he mines a deeper but still driving house sound.
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