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The Night Shift
ED 60
27 Jan 16
Peaches by Jus Tadi on Editorial Cue Track
Jus Tadi - "Peaches" - (7:38) 107 BPM
Do Your Thing by Matt Hughes on Editorial Cue Track
Matt Hughes - "Do Your Thing" - (5:32) 111 BPM
Come On by P SOL on Editorial Cue Track
P SOL - "Come On" - (5:31) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Burning by Serge Gamesbourg on Editorial Cue Track
Serge Gamesbourg - "Burning" - (6:47) 107 BPM
Myrtle by Long Island Sound on Editorial Cue Track
Long Island Sound - "Myrtle" - (5:49) 116 BPM
Be Free by The Owl on Editorial Cue Track
The Owl - "Be Free" - (6:20) 112 BPM
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Review: Editorial are back with another mini compilation: hallelujah! It's more on the deeper tip than the disco one this time around, but it's all the same quality you expect from this camp as always! Jus Tadi's dreamy and lush deep house vibes come courtesy of "Peaches", Matt Hughes serves up some deep down and dirty funk on "Do Your Thing", plus there's some chilled-out balearic business covered also by P SOL on "Come On". A Salsoul sounding re-edit by Serge Gamesbourg (!) on "Burning" is a worthy addition and some sexy deep house to close out proceedings courtesy of Long Island Sound and The Owl respectively. All killer no filler!
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Coeur D'artichaut
D.KO 01
15 Jan 16
Biblife by Flabaire on D.KO Cue Track
Flabaire - "Biblife" - (6:43) 120 BPM
I Never by Paso on D.KO Cue Track
Paso - "I Never" - (7:11) 120 BPM
Quartier Sex by Mad Rey on D.KO Cue Track
Mad Rey - "Quartier Sex" - (7:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I Never by Paso on D.KO Cue Track
Paso - "I Never" (Petr Serkin remix) - (5:41) 115 BPM
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Review: Sexy Parisian deep house: what more can we say? D.KO are the right crew for the job, as we'll explain. Local lad Flabaire has appeared previously on Serie Limitee and Organic Music. "Biblife" is sombre and soulful deep house reminiscent of the emotive style of legends like Pepe Braddock or Schmoove. Paso Music head honcho: Paso, also appears here with the deep and sultry groove of "I Never" which is perfect for the early evening or afterhours alike. Petr Serkin gives the track a pretty decent remix treatment too, retaining the deep funky groove but with some help from some dreamy pads and cowbells which work a treat. Ma Rey's "Quartier Sex" is definitely the fiercest offering on here; tough and thumping peak time house reminiscent of Phil Weeks.
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Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP
HEIST 014
25 Jan 16
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Child Of The Universe - (7:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Worldwide Deluxe Edition - (6:56) 120 BPM
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut - (6:59) 124 BPM
Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP by Frits Wentink on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Yeah But Maybe Never - (6:32) 123 BPM
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Review: Part of the appeal of Frits Wentink's productions has always been their inherent wonkiness. While his take on deep house has always drawn on classic US house influences, these are often combined with curious synth melodies, off-kilter jazz samples or subtle nods towards UK garage. All of these inspirations can be heard on the Dutch producer's latest outing for Heist Recordings. There's much to admire on the toy-box melodies and bumping beats of "Child Of The Universe", the fluid, late night deepness of "Worldwide Deluxe Edition", and the drunken jazz-house shuffle of closer "Yeah But Maybe Never". Best of all, though, is "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut", a delicious fusion of slipped US garage grooves, heady late night vocal samples and wild, P-funk-on-acid synth lines.
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Take U 2 My House
DOGD 51
05 Feb 16
Take U 2 My House by Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony - "Take U 2 My House" (Jimpster remix) - (7:07) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Take U 2 My House by thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Jus Anutha Wunna Deez (Ge-ology remix) - (7:00) 116 BPM
Take U 2 My House by Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Thatmanmonkz/Khalil Anthony - "Take U 2 My House" - (6:37) 123 BPM
Take U 2 My House by thatmanmonkz on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Jus Anutha Wunna Deez - (5:19) 120 BPM
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Review: Delusions Of Grandeur, easily one of the most consistent deep house labels to come out of the post-minimal era, returns with that guy we all love, Thatmanmonkz. Himself and Chicago's Khalil Anthony are remixed by the equally consistent Jimpster, who delivers the goods by laying down some utter tech house quality on "Take U 2 My House", while Detroit's Ge-ology takes on "Jus Anutha Wunna Deez", and comes out the other end with a murky, beat-heavy house monster that bumps so perfectly along. The originals are sexier, chunkier in the mix, and backed by some killer vocals, particularly "Take U 2 My House" - what a beaut! Recommended and tipped!
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Square Lane EP
DIRT 094
25 Jan 16
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Uncle Buck - (7:35) 117 BPM
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Problem Child - (6:38) 118 BPM
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Uncle Buck (Brame & Hamo remix) - (5:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Neck Of The Woods - (6:10) 120 BPM
Square Lane EP by Harry Wolfman/Loz Goddard on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Sundays - (5:11) 119 BPM
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Review: Dirt Crew's latest trip into hazy, soft focus deep house territory is an all-UK collaboration between London-based House of Disco regular Harry Wolfman and Manchester's Loz Goddard. They begin with the watery chords, off-kilter samples and eyes-closed grooves of "Uncle Buck", before reaching for the cascading synth solos on the classic New Jersey deep house bump of "Problem Child". You'll find a little more nu-disco influence on the bolder, more heavily electronic bump of "Neck Of The Woods", while the slap-bass boasting "Sundays" is a breezy, sun-flecked treat. If this isn't enough to get the juices flowing, check Brame & Hamo's remix of "Uncle Buck", which brilliantly re-casts the original as a loose chunk of jazz-funk inspired, organic house goodness.
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The Roundup Pt 2
HEIST 013
09 Nov 15
Lefty's Bar by Fouk on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Fouk - "Lefty's Bar" (Brame & Hamo remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hotshot by Brame/Hamo on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Brame/Hamo - "Hotshot" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 119 BPM
You're Out Of Your Element by Nachtbraker on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Nachtbraker - "You're Out Of Your Element" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
Alright We'll Be by Detroit Swindle on Heist Recordings Cue Track
Detroit Swindle - "Alright We'll Be" (M ono remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
Delaware State Route by M Ono on Heist Recordings Cue Track
M Ono - "Delaware State Route" (Nachtbraker remix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
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Review: On 2014's The Roundup, Heist Recordings family members remixed leading label releases from the previous 12 months. It was such a success that Detroit Swindle has decided to repeat the exercise, with similarly positive results. Across the five tracks, you'll find a groovy, clavinet-and-Rhodes heavy loop jam (Brame & Hamo's remix of Fouk's "Lefty's Bar"), some boogie-flavoured, soulful deep house haziness (Fouk reworking Brame & Hamo), a dash of broken deep house funk (Detroit Swindle's take on Nachtbraker's "You're Out Of Your Element"), and a wonderful combination of undulating breakbeat-house rhythms and eyes-closed musical touches (Nactbraker re-wiring M Ono's "Delaware State Route"). In other words, it's business as usual from one of deep house's most consistent labels.
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Growl
FRD 209
29 Jan 16
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Growl (feat Shaun J Wright) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Presidential Astrologer - (5:57) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Presidential Astrologer (Savile remix) - (6:33) 120 BPM
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Loudness Wars - (6:03) 125 BPM
Growl by Chrissy on Freerange Cue Track
Growl (feat Shaun J Wright) - (6:39) 120 BPM
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Review: You have to admire the work ethic of Smart Bar resident Chrissy, whose reputation as a house and disco DJ/producer has recently grown following years championing Juke under the Chrissy Murderbot guise. Here he pops up on Freerange with an EP of perfectly pitched deep house grooves. "Growl", featuring the unfussy vocals of Shaun J Wright, offers a great balance between quiet soulfulness and frayed, analogue-inspired deep house sleaze. The producer's love of wobbly, analogue sounding riffs and classic drum sounds comes to the fore on "Presidential Astrologer" (which is also smartly remixed by Savile), while "Loudness Wars" is a Classic Music-style stomper that's guaranteed to get 'em sweating out on the dancefloor.
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A Minor Thought
SMALLVILLECD 11
05 Feb 16
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
123 - (5:46) 125 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
A Minor Thought - (5:59) 123 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Loop No 1 - (6:12) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Morning Groove - (5:10) 121 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Woman To Woman - (5:34) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Alone - (5:30) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Stotheh - (6:09) 121 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Chemistry - (7:35) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
Time To Reflect - (5:50) 118 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
You Neva Know - (5:47) 122 BPM
A Minor Thought by Moomin on Smallville Germany Cue Track
UnshapeD - (5:33) 120 BPM
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Review: While Moomin may have been one of Smallville's most consistent artists, he's not released that much for the Hamburg imprint in recent times. A Minor Thought is his second full-length, and first since acclaimed 2011 debut The Story About You. Fans of that album will be pleased to discover A Minor Thought picks up where it's predecessor left off, with the producer laying down a series of opaque deep house jams rich with live instrumentation, jazzy samples, delicious musical touches and interesting ideas. Highlights are plentiful, from the loose-limbed grooves, dreamy pads and snaking clarinet lines of "Morning Groove" and effortlessly whimsical "Alone", to the tech-tinged loveliness of "Chemistry" and jazz-flecked bliss of "You Neva Know".
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High Point On Low Ground
DKMNTL 030
01 Feb 16
High Point On Low Ground by Palms Trax on Dekmantel Holland Cue Track
High Point On Low Ground - (5:29) 124 BPM
High Point On Low Ground by Palms Trax on Dekmantel Holland Cue Track
Cloud City - (6:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
High Point On Low Ground by Palms Trax on Dekmantel Holland Cue Track
Paws - (5:03) 124 BPM
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Played by: George Fitzgerald
Review: Having initially impressed with two fine singles on Lobster Theremin, Jay "Palms Trax" Donaldson joined the growing Dekmantel with 2015's In Gold. Here, he delivers his second EP for the acclaimed Amsterdam imprint. Opener "High Point On Low Ground" is a cheery, life-affirming delight, with layers of glistening, analogue-sounding synthesizer lines riding a rubbery electronic bassline and breezy deep house beats. You'll find nods to Giorgio Moroder, grandiose Italian piano house and spine-tingling Balearica on the notably large "Cloud City", while "Pause" is a punchy electro-meets-acid track with a sunny, melodic twist. He rarely fails, and this is another ear catching three-tracker.
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Secrets & Lies
PLAYRJC 039
15 Jan 16
Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson Germany Cue Track
Facing The Sea - (6:34) 125 BPM
Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson Germany Cue Track
Seventyfour - (5:24) 100 BPM
Secrets & Lies by Fort Romeau on Live At Robert Johnson Germany Cue Track
Secrets & Lies - (9:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: It can be hard to predict what Fort Romeau will do next. While he's always excelled at making evocative, melancholic blends of vintage deep house, instrumental synth-pop and glistening electronica, he's prone to frequent stylistic shifts, as his eccentric 2015 outings on Cin Cin and Running Back neatly demonstrated. For this EP on Live At Robert Johnson, he's back to his deep and emotion-rich best, laying down a trio of tracks that emphasise mood, melody and simple beauty over the demands of the dancefloor. "Facing The Sea" is the most obvious club-friendly of the three - think chugging, hissing rhythms, winding melodies and Behaviour-era Pet Shop Boys chords - though it's the intensely beautiful "Seventyfour" that really stands out.
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Art Of War EP
REKIDS 085
05 Feb 16
Art Of War EP by Peggy Gou on Rekids Cue Track
Troop - (5:53) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Art Of War EP by Peggy Gou on Rekids Cue Track
In Sum - (6:36) 122 BPM
Art Of War EP by Peggy Gou on Rekids Cue Track
Troop (Galcher Lustwerk remix) - (7:25) 124 BPM
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Played by: Felipe Le Conteè
Review: Rekids' first 12" of 2016 comes from a previously untapped talent, Berlin-based producer Peggy Gou. The South Korea-born DJ/producer's sound has been influenced, in part at least, by that of her mentors and piano tutors Nu Guinea (a duo whose releases for Early Sounds have been superb). Certainly, you can hear their tropical take on deep house in opener "Troop", whose Afro-influenced beats combine brilliantly with Gou's humid melodies and beautiful chords. She flips the script slightly on "In Sum", where spacey, Detroit-influenced electronics envelop a snappy deep house rhythm. A fine debut EP is brought to a close by Galcher Lustwerk's remix of "Troop", which takes the track further towards Detroit techno territory via deep space electronics and cymbal-heavy beats.
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Hot Medusa
LT 065
08 Jan 16
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Hot Medusa (Kai Alce remix) - (5:49) 123 BPM
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Hot Medusa - (6:04) 95 BPM
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Purple Dust - (6:54) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hot Medusa by Munk on Local Talk Cue Track
Hot Medusa (Kai Alce dub) - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Review: Given that he released his first record under the Munk moniker way back in 2000, it would be fair to describe Mathias Modika as a "veteran". The Gomma founder has released a wide variety of music under the alias over the years, much of it with a jazzy bent. He's at it again here, with title track "Hot Medusa" offering a 95 BPM stroll through hazy, guitar solo-laden downtempo pastures. Even better is "Purple Haze", which combines bumpin' deep house, woozy chords and notable Todd Edwards influences on a particularly tasty, mid-tempo shuffler. Best of all, though, are Kai Alice's two deep, jazz-house remixes of "Hot Medusa", which blend bossa influences with all manner of tasty musical flourishes.
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Poolside Australia 2016 (unmixed Tracks)
TOOL 440/01Z
29 Jan 16
Archetype by Luke Million on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Luke Million - "Archetype" (feat Jeswon) - (3:16) 110 BPM
Into You by Acaddamy & Billy Kenny on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Acaddamy & Billy Kenny - "Into You" (Brett Gould's Habitual mix) - (5:50) 123 BPM
Puppet Theatre by Claptone on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Claptone - "Puppet Theatre" (feat Peter/BjA¶rn/John) - (4:14) 115 BPM
Red Sky by Moon Boots on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Moon Boots - "Red Sky" - (6:16) 120 BPM
How Many Times by Elderbrook X Andhim on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Elderbrook X Andhim - "How Many Times" - (4:10) 122 BPM
Drums Rockin by Low Steppa on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Low Steppa - "Drums Rockin" - (5:51) 123 BPM
Power Of The Underground by Sidney Charles on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Sidney Charles - "Power Of The Underground" - (6:23) 125 BPM
A Simple Design by The Juan Maclean on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
The Juan Maclean - "A Simple Design" (Purple Disco Machine remix) - (7:26) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Do You Feel Me by NY's Finest on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
NY's Finest - "Do You Feel Me" (City Soul Project Club mix) - (7:14) 122 BPM
Have It All by Acaddamy on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Acaddamy - "Have It All" (feat Kris Kiss - The Beatangers remix) - (5:05) 120 BPM
Higher by NVOY on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
NVOY - "Higher" - (3:24) 122 BPM
Stop The Music by ANOTR on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
ANOTR - "Stop The Music" - (6:11) 125 BPM
Rewind It Back by HR & SKI on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
HR & SKI - "Rewind It Back" - (6:04) 124 BPM
Incoming Instructions by Cyclist on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Cyclist - "Incoming Instructions" - (4:49) 118 BPM
Disco Machine by Auxiliary Tha Masterfader on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Auxiliary Tha Masterfader - "Disco Machine" (Italo Brutalo remix) - (5:38) 120 BPM
Get Sick by CamelPhat on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
CamelPhat - "Get Sick" - (6:31) 123 BPM
Klimb by Daniele Di Martino on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Daniele Di Martino - "Klimb" - (5:01) 118 BPM
Karate by Porsches on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Porsches - "Karate" (POOLCLVB remix) - (4:34) 120 BPM
Cross That Road by Saccao & Moe Turk on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Saccao & Moe Turk - "Cross That Road" - (7:23) 122 BPM
Whitness by Miguel Bastida on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Miguel Bastida - "Whitness" - (6:43) 124 BPM
Losing You by MANT on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
MANT - "Losing You" - (5:56) 123 BPM
Wait For You by Catchment on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Catchment - "Wait For You" - (5:28) 124 BPM
Know Me by Meramek on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Meramek - "Know Me" - (6:00) 123 BPM
Naked by Fish From Japan on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Fish From Japan - "Naked" (Balearic dub) - (5:52) 123 BPM
Hollow by Benson on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Benson - "Hollow" (feat Thom Crawford - Young Franco remix) - (4:18) 120 BPM
Pop & Snare by DJOKO & Rich Pinder on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
DJOKO & Rich Pinder - "Pop & Snare" - (5:14) 125 BPM
The Whistle by Mauro Picotto on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Mauro Picotto - "The Whistle" - (6:18) 122 BPM
Barbarians by Escort on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Escort - "Barbarians" (Tiger/Woods remix) - (7:12) 118 BPM
I Need Your Love by Sollors on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Sollors - "I Need Your Love" - (7:01) 123 BPM
Fastlane by Romuald & Madji'k on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Romuald & Madji'k - "Fastlane" (Mighty Mouse remix) - (5:21) 120 BPM
Always by Favored Nations on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Favored Nations - "Always" - (3:30) 118 BPM
Fractals17 by Nikitin on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Nikitin - "Fractals17" - (6:54) 118 BPM
ICU by Nathan Dalton on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Nathan Dalton - "ICU" - (5:12) 124 BPM
U Got Me by Moods on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Moods - "U Got Me" - (3:24) 115 BPM
Iam No Good Feat. Her Favorite Flavor by Disco Despair on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Disco Despair - "Iam No Good Feat. Her Favorite Flavor" (Roisto remix) - (4:11) 116 BPM
Say It Again by Mark Maxwell on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Mark Maxwell - "Say It Again" (feat Jason Gaffner) - (4:31) 125 BPM
Dorsia by Kraver & NSFW on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Kraver & NSFW - "Dorsia" - (5:00) 120 BPM
PiA±a Colada by Colour Vision on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Colour Vision - "PiA±a Colada" - (5:33) 108 BPM
Poolside Australia 2016 by Luke Million on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Luke Million - "Poolside Australia 2016" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:08:14) 121 BPM
Poolside Australia 2016 by Acaddamy on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Acaddamy - "Poolside Australia 2016" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:15:05) 123 BPM
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Up All Night
NP-101D
02 Jun 15
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
The Formula - (7:34) 124 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Visions - (2:35) 116 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
NY So Hi - (6:04) 122 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Seein You - (5:34) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Love Away - (6:39) 122 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Thank You Les - (6:50) 125 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Sweet Love - (4:20) 119 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Up All Night - (6:22) 120 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Get Over - (1:45) 105 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Makes Me Feel - (5:47) 124 BPM
Up All Night by Eli Escobar on Night People NYC Cue Track
Tension - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Review: As Eli Escobar let's it be known in "The Formula" that he's 'got something for you' as the sweet chorale chimes. There's a subtle Osunlade vibe to this album, the American's first, and Rhodes be flaying on "Visions" as they vamp to a climax like a Bootsy Collins solo. It's all stripped back business of "NY So Hi" - get down to this! And for some quality, sustained loops check out "Thank You Les". "Up All Night" is a dubbed-out, cool-as, disco-tinged burner and there's a whole load to discover here in a debut album rich with the type of soul you can only get from the streets of the big apple.
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Say It
LPH 041
05 Feb 16
Say It by Klaves on Let's Play House US Cue Track
Say It - (4:14) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Say It by Klaves on Let's Play House US Cue Track
Say It (Baba Stiltz remix) - (5:36) 122 BPM
Say It by Klaves on Let's Play House US Cue Track
Awake - (4:50) 121 BPM
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Played by: Felipe Le Conteè
Review: The first Let's Play House single of 2016 comes from 20-something producer Klaves, a Polish starlet whose previous releases have doffed a cap to classic UK garage, '90s US house, and contemporary bass music. "Say It", the title track from this EP, boasts all the ingredients of classic US garage, including rolling organ riffs, skipping beats, soulful vocal samples and occasional jazzy flourishes. Studio Barnhus regular Baba Stiltz emphasizes Klaves' jazzier stylings on his dusty, warm deep house revision, which makes great use of vintage vinyl crackle and some new piano motifs. Finally, Klaves delivers one more chunk of well-lit USG revivalism, offering up the looser and more organic sounding "Awake".
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Backstabber EP
DIRT 093
30 Nov 15
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Hump - (6:46) 118 BPM
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Backstabber - (6:47) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Time Is Of The Essence - (6:43) 122 BPM
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Monday Mourning - (6:32) 118 BPM
Backstabber EP by Nachtbraker on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Yaaa - (6:42) 120 BPM
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Review: Following quietly impressive outings on Hudd Trax and Heist, Nachtbraker returns to Dirt Crew Recordings, the label on which he made his recording debut in early 2014. There's much to admire, beginning with the rich, analogue-sounding chords, loosely programmed deep house beats and cute electric piano flourishes of "Hump". "Backstabber" and "Time Is Of The Essence" are chunkier, bass-heavy, late night affairs, with the latter subtly doffing a cap towards Floating Points more dancefloor-friendly excursions. Frenetic, hissing jazz percussion comes to the floor on deep roller "Monday Morning", before "Yaaa" brings the curtain down on another solid EP via smooth grooves, comforting chords and well-placed hip-hop samples.
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Mink & Shoes
PMEP 002
18 Sep 15
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (feat Navid Izadi - original mix) - (7:16) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (dub mix) - (7:24) 116 BPM
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (feat Navid Izadi - Lokier remix) - (7:11) 119 BPM
Mink & Shoes by Psychemagik feat Navid Izadi on Psychemagik Cue Track
Mink & Shoes (feat Navid Izadi - radio edit) - (3:46) 116 BPM
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Review: Having spent the last couple of years focusing on re-edits and crate digging compilations, Psychemagik return to the realm of original production. Featuring the woozy vocals of Navid Izadi, "Mink & Shoes" sounds like the kind of wonky, heavily electronic house roller that you'd expect to find on Crosstown Rebels or Hot Creations, albeit with a little Freaks style bumpin' eccentricity mixed in. It's accompanied by a decidedly trippy, undulating late night dub from Psychemagik themselves, while Mexican producer Yoan Lokier gets busy on the flip. Her version is feels more trippy, with intoxicated, new wave influenced synths taking pride of place amongst a glam-style triple-beat drum pattern. It brings out the wonkiness of Izadi's vocal, which is certainly no bad thing.
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WOLFEP032
WOLFEP 032
01 Feb 16
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Kinda Man (Intro) - (1:45) 103 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Manchester Beat - (5:48) 122 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
You Brought Me - (5:59) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Crushin' (Skit) - (0:26) 115 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Tell Me Why - (6:29) 118 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
So Far (feat Janine Small) - (6:05) 118 BPM
WOLFEP032 by KRL on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
261 (Outro) - (1:53) 95 BPM
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Played by: Akio Imai
Review: KRL's latest release - his first since 2013, coincidentally - is not so much an EP as a mini-album. Featuring a trio of hazy, quick fix interludes and a quartet of dancefloor-friendly house jams, WOLFEP032 sees the Wolf Music regular in fine form. "Manchester Beat" is a loose, oven-fresh groover built around looped, warehouse-friendly riffs, Lone style electronics and cut-up hip-hop vocal samples, while "You Roll Me" continues the late night, old skool vibe by way of gospel vocal snatches, bold chords and Balearic synthesizer flourishes. KRL joins forces with vocalist Janine Small on the tactile, groovy and luscious "So Far", but it's the retro-futurist pianos and classic US garage bump of "Tell Me Why" that really steals the show.
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Take It Easy
826194 325695
22 Jan 16
Take It Easy by Gershon Jackson on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Take It Easy (Sonny Fodera/Mat Joe remix) - (6:47) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Take It Easy by Gershon Jackson on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Take It Easy (Eli Escobar remix) - (6:47) 124 BPM
Take It Easy by Gershon Jackson on Strictly Rhythm Cue Track
Take It Easy (Mike Dunn Blackball Ezee Mixx) - (7:50) 83 BPM
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OFUNSOUNDMIND016
OFUNSOUNDMIND 016
15 Jan 16
OFUNSOUNDMIND016 by Solardo on Of Unsound Mind Cue Track
Acid Rocks - (6:49) 122 BPM
OFUNSOUNDMIND016 by Solardo on Of Unsound Mind Cue Track
Dance The Disco - (7:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
OFUNSOUNDMIND016 by Solardo on Of Unsound Mind Cue Track
Control Time - (6:51) 122 BPM
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Sand EP
S4AW 006
18 Jan 16
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Sand (original mix) - (7:48) 122 BPM
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Sand (Move D remix) - (7:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Mmmh Jaaazz (original mix) - (6:08) 108 BPM
Sand EP by Kolja Gerstenberg on Smile For A While Cue Track
Driftin' (original mix) - (6:02) 120 BPM
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Review: We have now reached the point in dance music where the parents of today's stars were in 1990s electronic acts. The father of Sunset, aka 22-year old Olja Gerstenberg, was in classic live act, Afrotrance. However Olija has gone more for a leftfield house sound, with "Sand" mixing moody electro-house with gospel vocals, the slow "Mmm Jazz" is all loopy early 90s New York vibes with warped Stevie Wonder vocals, whilst "Drfitin'" recalls the days of classic speed garage. House legend Move D also delivers a tidy stripped down rework of the title track.
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Update
HFCOMP 005
08 Jan 16
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Colt (George FitzGerald remix) - (5:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Airless (Grain remix) - (7:15) 126 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Bad Ink - (7:17) 120 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Lack Of Light - (7:22) 124 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
31 - (8:01) 120 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Crispy Duck - (8:39) 125 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Vomee - (7:25) 120 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Colt - (6:26) 125 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Black Deep - (7:09) 127 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Move Your Body Back - (7:47) 124 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Wandering Hands - (7:48) 123 BPM
Update by Dense & Pika on Hotflush Recordings Cue Track
Crackling - (7:08) 125 BPM
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Review: Featuring tracks from their Colt release as well as remixes and some extra material, Update serves as a reminder of why UK duo Alex Jones and Chris Spero aka Dense & Pika are one of the most vital acts in crossover techno. The pair's "Bad Ink" is a tough, bleep-heavy roller that bristles with nervous energy, "Lack of Light" trips the light fantastic with its wild rave stabs and "Crispy Duck" veers towards bass with its stepping rhythm and gut-wrenching subs. Hotflush mainstay George Fitzgerald delivers a breathy but nonetheless driving take on "Colt", while Grain drops a heads-down, banging tribal interpretation of "Airless".
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Safari Park Nonsense
DABJDIG 01
15 Jan 16
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Foundations - (7:26) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Morse Dance - (5:53) 125 BPM
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Urgent - (5:33) 127 BPM
Safari Park Nonsense by Big Miz on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams Cue Track
Winger - (6:11) 124 BPM
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Review: Dixon Avenue Basement Jams: accept no substitute. The Glasgow label brings back local lad Big Miz on Safari Park Nonsense, following up last year's brilliant Midnight Man Handle. First track "Foundations" is a snarling acid house jam with booming 808 rhythms and a vocal repeating the titles very refrain. "Morse Dance" is more traditional deep house fare that fits in with the current status quo while "Urgent" returns to the fierce 808 heavy house with US influences with some absolutely smashing male vocals. Finally "Winger" goes out all guns blazing and reintroducing some 303 groove and a shed load of swing and shuffle to boot.
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Rhemi/Nachtbraker - remixes
ZEDD 12237
25 Jan 16
Rhemi/Nachtbraker - remixes by Opolopo on Z Records Cue Track
Feels Good 2 Me (Nachtbraker Desperately Wants To Know remix) - (5:53) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rhemi/Nachtbraker - remixes by Opolopo on Z Records Cue Track
Spare Me The Details Feat Erik Dillard (Rhemi remix) - (6:22) 123 BPM
Rhemi/Nachtbraker - remixes by Opolopo on Z Records Cue Track
Spare Me The Details (Rhemi instrumental mix) - (6:22) 123 BPM
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Review: Released last June, Opolopo's Superconductor LP, is the gift that keeps on giving. We've had a string of album tracks remixed ever since and here is the latest batch. First up Nachtbreaker tackles Feels Good 2 Me, delivering a muscular, celebratory house workout in the process. The euphoria escalates on Rhemi's rework of "Spare Me The Details" - all jazzy synths and sing-along vocals. There's even an instrumental in case the latter proves a bit too much for those who don't like to be distracted from the groove.
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Blast From The Past
VIS 283D
05 Feb 16
Blast From The Past by Spirit Catcher on 20:20 Vision Cue Track
Blast From The Past - (6:40) 118 BPM
Blast From The Past by Spirit Catcher on 20:20 Vision Cue Track
Closer - (6:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Blast From The Past by Spirit Catcher on 20:20 Vision Cue Track
Routing Madness - (6:40) 123 BPM
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Played by: Felipe Le Conteè
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Collapsed EP
PETS 061
18 Dec 15
Collapsed EP by Ashworth on Pets Recordings Germany Cue Track
Money - (6:29) 124 BPM
Collapsed EP by Ashworth on Pets Recordings Germany Cue Track
Speedo - (6:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Collapsed EP by Ashworth on Pets Recordings Germany Cue Track
Collapse (Atmos version) - (6:46) 123 BPM
Collapsed EP by Ashworth on Pets Recordings Germany Cue Track
Thirst - (5:52) 126 BPM
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Review: Joseph Ashworth is a master when it comes to groovy tech-house steppers, and his tunes have taken him from label to label, from one beat to the next thanks to his magnetic style. First up on this new EP for Pets Recordings is "Money", and its groove is full of energy thanks to the thick layers of percussion and melodies, while "Speedo" does more of the same but heads into deeper, more mystical territories. "Collapse" itself is more of a big room banger banger powered by big chords and chunky beats, but it's actually "Thirst" that gets all the attention from us; the tune's banging, full-bodied and full of the kind of gear that makes you swing. Tough, effective tunes that deliver the goods on all fronts.
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Good Timin' EP
RB 057
05 Oct 15
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Studio E - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Laxmi Tool - (5:12) 119 BPM
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Harpa - (6:42) 120 BPM
Good Timin' EP by Jex on Running Back Germany Cue Track
La Casa - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Review: Through releases on his own Good Timin' imprint - both solo, and as part of Conga Radio - Jex Opolis has proved adept at re-packaging a variety of NYC-friendly influences, from boogie and analogue funk, to proto-house and early garage-house. "Studio E", the opening cut from this first Jex EP for Running Back, doffs a cap to both the muscular throb of Twilo era Danny Tenaglia, and the Italo-influenced shuffle of dark-room nu-disco. Elsewhere, he expertly combines Konk style Latin-disco percussion with an undulating, analogue house bassline on "Laxmi Tool", fuses Scandolearic disco and vintage deep house influences ("Harpa"), and returns to his warm boogie influences on the Metro Area-ish "La Casa".
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Figure Of Speech
FRD 202
25 May 15
Figure Of Speech by Detroit Swindle on Freerange Cue Track
Figure Of Speech - (6:39) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Figure Of Speech by Detroit Swindle on Freerange Cue Track
Victoria's Secret - (6:56) 118 BPM
Figure Of Speech by Detroit Swindle on Freerange Cue Track
Live At The Cosmic Carnival - (6:53) 125 BPM
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Review: Amsterdam's Detroit Swindle duo pair up and land back on Jimpster's Freerange imprint...and you know that means swinging, dusty house grooves for all! The title track "Figure Of Speech" is a pleasant, beautifully Detroitified house swayer featuring some heavy chord action, and "Victoria's Secret" adds a further layer of beat-swing around cheery melodies for the summer haze. Flip the disc and you got "Live At The Cosmic Carnival", a disco-fuelled house anthem and another floor-filler to fill Swindle's ever-impressive catalogue.
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Back In The Days
TOYT 046
08 Feb 16
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Back In The Days - (5:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Jugendstil - (5:47) 116 BPM
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
+++ - (5:47) 123 BPM
Back In The Days by COEO on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Humbled (Bonus Track) - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Played by: Akio Imai, Jon Delerious
Review: To date, Bavarian duo Coeo has released a number of quietly impressive deep house singles on a variety of labels, including Let's Play House, Seven Music and Dabit. Back In The Days sees them return to the Toy Tonics imprint they last graced back in 2014. There's a classic disco-house-meets-contemporary deep house feel to the groovy and attractive title track, while "Jugendstil" adds hazy jazz influences to the same successful formula. The bizarrely titled "+++" throws African vocal and drum samples into the mix, combining them with bold string riffs and unfussy house beats to excellent effect. Finally, bonus track "Humbled" sees the duo return to their filter-sporting best, with the results sounding like a fusion of Soundstream and Tom Trago.
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Best Of 2015
RHM 2015
04 Dec 15
Cross Road by Hunee on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Hunee - "Cross Road" - (6:50) 124 BPM
A213 by Joy Orbison on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Joy Orbison - "A213" - (5:08) 126 BPM
Midnight On Rainbow Road (BAB 5) by Leon Vynehall on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Leon Vynehall - "Midnight On Rainbow Road (BAB 5)" - (6:23) 109 BPM
Low Tension by Soichi Terada & Manabu Nagayama on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Soichi Terada & Manabu Nagayama - "Low Tension" (Alternative version) - (5:44) 120 BPM
Moonlight Fantasy by Vincent Floyd on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Vincent Floyd - "Moonlight Fantasy" - (4:38) 123 BPM
Do It Again by Shinichiro Yokota on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Shinichiro Yokota - "Do It Again" - (5:46) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No More Pain Mix by No Pain on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
No Pain - "No More Pain Mix" - (6:49) 124 BPM
Make It Hard by 2000black on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
2000black - "Make It Hard" - (5:38) 125 BPM
Breaking by AKSK on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
AKSK - "Breaking" - (4:17) 151 BPM
Ron Hardy (Dedication To You) by Ron Trent on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Ron Trent - "Ron Hardy (Dedication To You)" - (9:14) 123 BPM
Dance Of Life by James Mason on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
James Mason - "Dance Of Life" - (7:44) 132 BPM
Soul With Milk by Sumy on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Sumy - "Soul With Milk" - (5:05) 120 BPM
I Dream You by Vincent Floyd on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Vincent Floyd - "I Dream You" - (5:04) 124 BPM
Rare Happiness by Hunee on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Hunee - "Rare Happiness" - (5:51) 120 BPM
Fat Ass Pigeons by Awanto 3 on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Awanto 3 - "Fat Ass Pigeons" - (8:32) 126 BPM
Turn Left Here by Orlando Voorn on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Orlando Voorn - "Turn Left Here" - (9:15) 107 BPM
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Review: Rush Hour's annual, digital-only Best Of collections are rarely anything less than superb, and this year's offering is no different. Featuring tracks from a variety of 2015 releases - singles, albums, comps and obscure re-issues - it offers a near constant stream of hits, and very little misses. Highlights include the undulating, Detroit-influenced hypno-house of Joy Orbison's "A213", the faintly unsettling, impassioned deep house stomp of No Pain's "No More Pain Mix", the expansive jazz-funk-meets-disco of James Mason's rescued "Dance Of Life", and the rave era-inspired techno pump of Awanto 3's "Fat Ass Pigeons". Oh, and 2000Black's "Make It Hard", arguably one of the left-of-centre underground anthems of the year.
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In Spirals
CORRESPONDANT 40
29 Jan 16
In Spirals by Massimiliano Pagliara/Benoit Gagnon on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
In Spirals - (6:15) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
In Spirals by Massimiliano Pagliara/Benoit Gagnon on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Agamous - (6:23) 124 BPM
In Spirals by Massimiliano Pagliara/Benoit Gagnon on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Go South - (6:32) 120 BPM
In Spirals by Massimiliano Pagliara/Benoit Gagnon on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Don't Push Me - (6:48) 126 BPM
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Review: Last year, Benoit Gagnon sent some tunes to Massimilano Pagliara in order to receive critical feedback. However, the Live At Robert Johnson regular was so inspired by what he heard, though, that he decided to add his own "personal analogue touch". Here, the unusual collaborations get an airing on Jennifer Cardini's Correspondant [sic] label. First up is "In Spirals", a trippy, slowly building groover built around snappy analogue drum hits and a rolling dub disco bassline. The duo reaches for the winding acid lines and drawn-out chords on the hissing "Agamous", before Pagliara's Italo-disco/John Carpenter inspired synthesizer lines come to the fore on the brilliant "Go South" and standout "Don't Push Me".
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Netflix & Chill EP
AUS 1587
13 Nov 15
Netflix & Chill EP by Fold on Aus Music Cue Track
Calmer Mood - (6:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Netflix & Chill EP by Fold on Aus Music Cue Track
Wallop - (6:32) 127 BPM
Netflix & Chill EP by Fold on Aus Music Cue Track
Dreamscape - (7:02) 130 BPM
Netflix & Chill EP by Fold on Aus Music Cue Track
Dreamscape (Kassem Mosse remix) - (4:52) 133 BPM
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Review: London producer Fold has built up a small but respectable discography of 12" releases, largely for local capital concerns Man Make Music and Electric Minds. He's also got something of a penchant for humorous titles, which is on full display for this debut Fold 12" on Will Saul's Aus Music label. Calling your record Netflix and Chill might put off the house purists with no time for internet memes, but you can't fault the standards of Fold's productions here. Lead cut "Calmer Mood" features some fine sampling over skipping drums and a hefty bassline, whilst the appropriately named "Wallop" could be mistaken for a Maurice Fulton track. On the B-side, the drum heavy jungle-house hybrid makes for a refreshing change of tone and is backed by a killer Kassem Mosse remix.
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Playa Del Carmen 2016
SP 165
01 Feb 16
Firefly by Dennis Cruz on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Dennis Cruz - "Firefly" - (6:27) 120 BPM
Feel The Bass by Fernando Campo on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Fernando Campo - "Feel The Bass" - (5:57) 124 BPM
Cosmology by Ben Grunnell on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Ben Grunnell - "Cosmology" - (7:24) 122 BPM
Sweet Voyage by German Garcia on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
German Garcia - "Sweet Voyage" - (6:51) 122 BPM
Abisinia by Chus/Ceballos/DJ Chus/Pablo Ceballos/Leonardo Gonnelli on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Chus/Ceballos/DJ Chus/Pablo Ceballos/Leonardo Gonnelli - "Abisinia" (feat GiGi - Yousef Circus remix) - (7:32) 125 BPM
Chimba by Anthony Attalla on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Anthony Attalla - "Chimba" - (6:16) 125 BPM
Sensational by Emanuele Inglese on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Emanuele Inglese - "Sensational" - (6:47) 123 BPM
Stompin' by Javi Colors on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Javi Colors - "Stompin'" - (6:17) 124 BPM
Gooonaa Doo by Sebastian Xottelo/Juan Archila on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Sebastian Xottelo/Juan Archila - "Gooonaa Doo" - (7:38) 125 BPM
Smiless by Vidaloca on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Vidaloca - "Smiless" - (5:59) 123 BPM
Timeless by Supernova on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Supernova - "Timeless" - (7:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Whatever by Ruben Mandolini on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Ruben Mandolini - "Whatever" - (6:37) 124 BPM
Pretty Twist by Metodi Hristov on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Metodi Hristov - "Pretty Twist" - (7:04) 123 BPM
25 Minutes by Paul C/Paolo Martini on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Paul C/Paolo Martini - "25 Minutes" (Playa edit) - (4:52) 125 BPM
Lights Out by Piem on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Piem - "Lights Out" - (6:18) 123 BPM
The Wild Adventure by Javi Bora on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Javi Bora - "The Wild Adventure" - (8:26) 123 BPM
Wild Life by Dee Montero on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Dee Montero - "Wild Life" - (7:16) 122 BPM
Gangster by DJ Fronter on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
DJ Fronter - "Gangster" (Playa edit) - (5:04) 123 BPM
Champion Sound by Joeski on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Joeski - "Champion Sound" (Tini Garcia remix) - (6:28) 123 BPM
Riddim by Andy Slate on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Andy Slate - "Riddim" - (8:03) 124 BPM
Complicado by Level Groove on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
Level Groove - "Complicado" (Playa edit) - (4:58) 124 BPM
Bomba Clack by DJ Dep on Stereo Productions Spain Cue Track
DJ Dep - "Bomba Clack" (Playa edit) - (5:54) 123 BPM
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Party Rock
MJAMS 02
18 Dec 15
Party Rock by Felipe Sa on Magic Jams Cue Track
Party Rock (feat Ye:Solar - Noema's Magic Jam) - (7:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Party Rock by Felipe Sa on Magic Jams Cue Track
Party Rock (Felipe's 2015 mix) - (8:11) 120 BPM
Party Rock by Felipe Sa on Magic Jams Cue Track
Party Rock (Snacks remix) - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Review: Felipe Sa hasn't had a long and illustrious musical career as of yet, but the same goes for the Magic Jams label, who are only on their second release to date. Flirting with both house and nu-disco, Felipe Sa manages to inject a glorious air of playfulness into "Party Rock", a feel-good dance tune charged with the vocals of Ye:Solar. Felipe's 2015 remix of the same track injects a steadier dose of drums and percussion into the mix, alongside a joyfully stuttering bassline, while the Snacks remix is a proper house banger, complete with hypnotic chords and that unmistakable Chicago/Detroit flavour.
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The Muth
FRD 207
11 Dec 15
The Muth by Soul of Hex on Freerange Cue Track
The Third Eye - (6:40) 121 BPM
The Muth by Soul of Hex on Freerange Cue Track
The Muth - (5:36) 120 BPM
The Muth by Soul of Hex on Freerange Cue Track
The Muth (Henry Wu remix) - (6:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Muth by Soul of Hex on Freerange Cue Track
Sly Batuque - (5:29) 120 BPM
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Review: While Soul of Hex's 2014 debut, Lip Reading, was pretty good (and was accompanied by a tasty Larry Heard remix), it's safe to say that this belated follow-up on Freerange is even better. Deep, jazzy and undulating, much of it sounds like a cross between Moodymann, the smoky fare served up recently on Rhythm Section International, and the disco-tinged, oddball house goodness associated with some Sex Tags Mania output. Highlights are naturally plentiful, from the electric bass-driven deep disco-house grooves of "The Muth", and delay-laden sax samples of deep jazz-house shuffler "The Third Eye", to the warm, compressed, hip-wigglin' goodness of "Sly Batique". Rhythm Section man Henry Wu remixes "The Muth", adding a harder edge, sweatier feel, and some decidedly alien synth lines.
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Toransu EP
FP 050
15 Jan 16
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Meiro - (10:43) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Luftspeiling (12" Versjon) - (7:27) 113 BPM
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Trans (12" Versjon) - (5:39) 115 BPM
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Toransu - (6:54) 119 BPM
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Luftspeiling (Bogus Beat) - (5:00) 113 BPM
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Stockholm Express (Chmmr Change Trains remix) - (6:13) 118 BPM
Toransu EP by Prins Thomas on Full Pupp Norway Cue Track
Aoa (Kort Miks) - (5:58) 118 BPM
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Review: A decade after opening its' doors, Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label - a long-running showcase for Norwegian talent - has reached 50 releases. Fittingly, the imprint's figurehead has decided to mark the occasion with a double-pack of his own material - his most expansive offering since the Prins Thomas III LP in 2014. Highlights are plentiful, from the fluid, broken rhythms, undulating electronics and bubbling acid lines of the quietly grandiose "Meiro", and trance-inducing, dark nu-disco of "Trans (12" Version)", to the Chicago acid-influenced dancefloor wonkiness of "Toransu". The package also contains a tasty "bonus beat" rub of one of the tracks, and previously unheard remixes from Chmmr and Kort.
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Spread Love Vol 6
BLKBTRSL 6
18 Nov 15
Watchu Got by Memory Service on Black Butter Cue Track
Memory Service - "Watchu Got" - (4:05) 123 BPM
Dreaded Woman by Marshall F on Black Butter Cue Track
Marshall F - "Dreaded Woman" - (4:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fiya by Sly One on Black Butter Cue Track
Sly One - "Fiya" - (6:32) 130 BPM
Frankie by MAX on Black Butter Cue Track
MAX - "Frankie" - (6:34) 123 BPM
Tonight by Basically on Black Butter Cue Track
Basically - "Tonight" - (6:01) 124 BPM
Pace by Tian Karl on Black Butter Cue Track
Tian Karl - "Pace" - (6:43) 126 BPM
Half Penny by Kalyde on Black Butter Cue Track
Kalyde - "Half Penny" - (6:53) 125 BPM
Who's The Boss by Loud Luxury on Black Butter Cue Track
Loud Luxury - "Who's The Boss" - (4:15) 124 BPM
Retox by Pote on Black Butter Cue Track
Pote - "Retox" - (4:34) 133 BPM
Creeper by Echoes & Knight on Black Butter Cue Track
Echoes & Knight - "Creeper" - (4:23) 128 BPM
Spider by Cause & Affect on Black Butter Cue Track
Cause & Affect - "Spider" - (4:18) 127 BPM
Soul Fever by Mij Mack on Black Butter Cue Track
Mij Mack - "Soul Fever" - (4:00) 125 BPM
More by Tian Karl/Dubka on Black Butter Cue Track
Tian Karl/Dubka - "More" - (6:41) 123 BPM
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Tales From The Loft EP
SIMBLK 061
01 Feb 16
Tales From The Loft EP by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Where We Come From - (5:00) 123 BPM
Tales From The Loft EP by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Lagjet - (5:37) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tales From The Loft EP by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
On The Estate - (6:01) 124 BPM
Tales From The Loft EP by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Hangin On - (5:18) 123 BPM
Tales From The Loft EP by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Tales From The Attic - (4:11) 121 BPM
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The Sound Of Simma Black 2016
SIMBLKC 007
15 Jan 16
About Time by Low Steppa & Martin Ikin on Simma Black Cue Track
Low Steppa & Martin Ikin - "About Time" (feay Elisabeth Troy) - (6:16) 124 BPM
Kontrol by Low Steppa & Martin Ikin on Simma Black Cue Track
Low Steppa & Martin Ikin - "Kontrol" - (6:02) 124 BPM
Free Flow by Robosonic on Simma Black Cue Track
Robosonic - "Free Flow" (feat KRS-One - Low Steppa remix) - (5:29) 123 BPM
Free Flow by Robosonic on Simma Black Cue Track
Robosonic - "Free Flow" (feat Jeru The Damaja - Genghis Clan remix) - (4:23) 124 BPM
Drums Rockin by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Low Steppa - "Drums Rockin" - (5:53) 123 BPM
The Art by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Low Steppa - "The Art" - (5:29) 123 BPM
Be-Bop by Want More on Simma Black Cue Track
Want More - "Be-Bop" (Shiba San edit) - (4:43) 123 BPM
Frankie Says House by Want More & Tank Edwards on Simma Black Cue Track
Want More & Tank Edwards - "Frankie Says House" - (5:22) 125 BPM
Baby We by Maximono & Billy Kenny on Simma Black Cue Track
Maximono & Billy Kenny - "Baby We" - (6:14) 124 BPM
Surrender Yourself by The Checkup on Simma Black Cue Track
The Checkup - "Surrender Yourself" - (7:42) 122 BPM
The Theme by Scott Diaz & Matt Jam Lamont on Simma Black Cue Track
Scott Diaz & Matt Jam Lamont - "The Theme" - (5:36) 123 BPM
Aku Aku by Catchment on Simma Black Cue Track
Catchment - "Aku Aku" - (5:11) 124 BPM
I Ain't Gonna by Skapes & Ke-An on Simma Black Cue Track
Skapes & Ke-An - "I Ain't Gonna" - (5:57) 124 BPM
Shake by DJ E-Clyps on Simma Black Cue Track
DJ E-Clyps - "Shake" - (5:17) 124 BPM
Wicked Love by Dennis Quin on Simma Black Cue Track
Dennis Quin - "Wicked Love" - (4:56) 124 BPM
What We Need by KORT & Elementary on Simma Black Cue Track
KORT & Elementary - "What We Need" (feat Jessica Wilde) - (5:46) 122 BPM
Moment by AndMe on Simma Black Cue Track
AndMe - "Moment" (feat Leah Lost) - (6:28) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dossa by Maur on Simma Black Cue Track
Maur - "Dossa" - (5:32) 123 BPM
Feel Good by Frame on Simma Black Cue Track
Frame - "Feel Good" - (5:22) 126 BPM
Acid Rain by Apollo 84 on Simma Black Cue Track
Apollo 84 - "Acid Rain" - (5:43) 123 BPM
I Feel by Hidden State on Simma Black Cue Track
Hidden State - "I Feel" - (5:36) 122 BPM
If You Want Me by Tru Concept & DevelopMENT on Simma Black Cue Track
Tru Concept & DevelopMENT - "If You Want Me" (feat Romany) - (5:01) 124 BPM
Looking by Tempo Elektrik on Simma Black Cue Track
Tempo Elektrik - "Looking" - (5:15) 124 BPM
On My Mind by Kactuz & Coeus on Simma Black Cue Track
Kactuz & Coeus - "On My Mind" - (5:45) 123 BPM
No Idea by Plastik Soul on Simma Black Cue Track
Plastik Soul - "No Idea" - (5:22) 123 BPM
Crying For You by Habit To Others on Simma Black Cue Track
Habit To Others - "Crying For You" (S Chu Rework) - (6:28) 125 BPM
Fight For Love by Craig Chambers on Simma Black Cue Track
Craig Chambers - "Fight For Love" - (6:52) 122 BPM
Can't Help Myself by Andi Rivera on Simma Black Cue Track
Andi Rivera - "Can't Help Myself" - (5:44) 124 BPM
Lost Our Mind by Low Steppa & Reset Safari on Simma Black Cue Track
Low Steppa & Reset Safari - "Lost Our Mind" - (7:52) 124 BPM
The Panel by Low Steppa on Simma Black Cue Track
Low Steppa - "The Panel" - (4:39) 124 BPM
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Dope
PLAY 007
23 Oct 15
Dope by Butch on Play It Say It Cue Track
Dope - (8:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dope by Butch on Play It Say It Cue Track
Praise The Lord - (7:36) 124 BPM
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Review: German house hero Butch is back on the scene and doing what he does best: cleverly sampled disco house tracks reminiscent of his 2010 breakthrough hit "No Worries" on Cecille. "Dope" is filtered funky house at its finest, reminiscent of late noughties anthems by Brian Tappert and Eddie Amador, while "Praise The Lord" samples James Brown and Todd Terry at the same time on this cheeky, funked up hoedown that ticks all the right boxes. This will have just as many girls as boys on the dancefloor. It's imperative!
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2:48 EP
VD 23
26 Jan 16
2:48 EP by Simon Weiss on Voyage Direct Cue Track
Television - (6:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
2:48 EP by Simon Weiss on Voyage Direct Cue Track
Television (Dexter remix) - (5:57) 126 BPM
2:48 EP by Simon Weiss on Voyage Direct Cue Track
Ghost - (4:41) 124 BPM
2:48 EP by Simon Weiss on Voyage Direct Cue Track
Super Sub - (5:25) 122 BPM
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Review: Dutch producer Simon Weiss has been steadily releasing since 2010 and now presents us with a great new one for the Voyage Direct label helmed by celebrated compatriot Tom Trago. Leading the way is "Tele-Vision", a funky and rolling retro techno jam whose melody is vaguely reminiscent of an old Suburban Knight classic. There's then a remix of this track by Klakson head honcho Dexter, who does a good job by not diverting a great deal from the original, just turning it into a more reliable tool version with some sublime analogue synth textures over the top: oh so typical of his style. Moving on, "Ghost" will totally bang the party with its epic arpeggios that gallop away eloquently while there's more throwback sounds on "Super Sub" which is reminiscent of classic Virgo 4.
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The Heights B/w Safe House
ESP 041
29 Jan 16
The Heights B/w Safe House by Damien Lynch on ESP Institute Cue Track
The Heights - (7:57) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Heights B/w Safe House by Damien Lynch on ESP Institute Cue Track
Safe House - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Review: According to ESP Institute, Damien Lynch is "a gentleman you've met in a past life". That's certainly true for those who checked his previous productions under the obscure Sarsparilla [sic] and Diamond Dagger aliases. Unlike those, which were inspired by classic electro and Italo-disco, the two tracks that make up this ESP Institute debut are deep, woozy, atmospheric and sensory. First up is "The Heights", where fluttering riffs, horizontal chords and luscious melodic flourishes ride a gradually building - and eventually pulsating - groove. "Safe House" is a more melancholic affair, despite the presence of some particularly bold and heavy percussion, with lilting marimba melodies, undulating arpeggio lines and tear-jerking pads catching the ear.
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Correspondant Xmas Compilation 2015
CORXMAS 02
18 Dec 15
Bielsteiner by Man Power on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Man Power - "Bielsteiner" (feat M.Rolfe) - (3:27) 103 BPM
Dogs Of BKK by Sexy Lazer & Oculus on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Sexy Lazer & Oculus - "Dogs Of BKK" - (7:24) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Automotion by Javi Redondo on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Javi Redondo - "Automotion" - (6:55) 107 BPM
Slow Feat. Mijo by Max Jones on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Max Jones - "Slow Feat. Mijo" - (6:16) 118 BPM
Somewhere by Javi Redondo on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Javi Redondo - "Somewhere" - (7:42) 108 BPM
Kiloton by Man Power on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Man Power - "Kiloton" (Hardway Bros remix) - (8:24) 105 BPM
The Wurlitzer Wank by Munk on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Munk - "The Wurlitzer Wank" - (6:11) 110 BPM
Baal (Lauer Remix) by Bird Of Paradise on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Bird Of Paradise - "Baal (Lauer Remix)" - (6:34) 118 BPM
Heartbreak Kids by Roman Fluegel on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Roman Fluegel - "Heartbreak Kids" - (7:04) 120 BPM
Disturbed by Offset on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Offset - "Disturbed" (Jarle BrAtthen remix) - (7:27) 119 BPM
Imagine Life by Moscoman on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Moscoman - "Imagine Life" - (7:36) 120 BPM
In The Ballroom by Cardini&Shaw on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Cardini&Shaw - "In The Ballroom" - (4:48) 110 BPM
Lucha Libre by Demian on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Demian - "Lucha Libre" - (6:59) 116 BPM
Wonky by Chloe on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Chloe - "Wonky" - (7:01) 121 BPM
Spicy Stick by Red Axes on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Red Axes - "Spicy Stick" - (5:55) 122 BPM
Something Is Wrong by Vox Low on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Vox Low - "Something Is Wrong" (Boot & Tax remix) - (8:01) 110 BPM
Bullschnitzel by The Mansisters on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
The Mansisters - "Bullschnitzel" - (6:13) 122 BPM
Black Purple by Zombies In Miami on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Zombies In Miami - "Black Purple" (Marvin & Guy Black remix) - (9:48) 120 BPM
Ritmo Extraterrestre by Theus Mago on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Theus Mago - "Ritmo Extraterrestre" - (7:14) 121 BPM
Stillness Of Mind by Thomass Jackson/Beyou on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Thomass Jackson/Beyou - "Stillness Of Mind" - (4:39) 118 BPM
Neurosis by Carreno Is LB on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Carreno Is LB - "Neurosis" (Danny Benedettini's DMX remix) - (6:01) 122 BPM
White Funk by The Hacker on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
The Hacker - "White Funk" - (7:16) 120 BPM
Metamorfosi by Agents Of Time on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Agents Of Time - "Metamorfosi" - (7:17) 125 BPM
This Is Not The End by Zombies In Miami on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Zombies In Miami - "This Is Not The End" (Capablanca remix) - (6:28) 118 BPM
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Just EP
AUS 1580
22 Jun 15
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Just - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Celeste - (6:03) 125 BPM
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Back 2 U - (7:44) 122 BPM
Just EP by Bicep on Aus Music Cue Track
Back 2 U (instrumental) - (7:44) 122 BPM
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Bugged Out 5 Years Of The Weekender
TOOL 44801Z
08 Jan 16
Right Here, Right Now by Fatboy Slim on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Fatboy Slim - "Right Here, Right Now" (original mix) - (6:27) 125 BPM
The Giver by Duke Dumont on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Duke Dumont - "The Giver" (Tiga remix) - (7:30) 124 BPM
Careless by Dusky on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Dusky - "Careless" (original mix) - (6:30) 121 BPM
A Track Called Jack by Armand Van Helden on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Armand Van Helden - "A Track Called Jack" (Low Steppa Deep Vibe) - (5:18) 123 BPM
Erotic Discourse by Paul Woolford on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Paul Woolford - "Erotic Discourse" (Dense & Pika remix) - (7:25) 124 BPM
NE1BUTU by Scuba on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Scuba - "NE1BUTU" (original mix) - (4:40) 128 BPM
Big Fun by Kevin Saunderson on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Kevin Saunderson - "Big Fun" (feat Inner City - Simian Mobile Disco remix) - (9:07) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Garden by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - "Garden" (Jesse Rose remix) - (7:27) 126 BPM
Just by Bicep on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Bicep - "Just" (original mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Nothing Ever Hurts by Shadow Child & Ben Pearce on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Shadow Child & Ben Pearce - "Nothing Ever Hurts" (feat Laurel - original mix) - (5:31) 124 BPM
Der Alte by Kasch on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Kasch - "Der Alte" (original mix) - (5:44) 124 BPM
Mars by Fake Blood on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Fake Blood - "Mars" (original mix) - (4:21) 126 BPM
City Life by DJ T on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
DJ T - "City Life" (feat Cari Golden - Maceo Plex remix) - (7:29) 121 BPM
Calling Every Day by Catz Eats Dogz on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Catz Eats Dogz - "Calling Every Day" (original mix) - (5:57) 126 BPM
Bang! by Erol Alkan on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Erol Alkan - "Bang!" (original mix) - (5:26) 124 BPM
Rosalie by Green Velvet & Carl Craig on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Green Velvet & Carl Craig - "Rosalie" (original mix) - (5:28) 124 BPM
Child by George Fitzgerald on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
George Fitzgerald - "Child" (original mix) - (6:34) 123 BPM
New Generation by Jonas Rathsman on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Jonas Rathsman - "New Generation" (original mix) - (6:54) 125 BPM
Acid by Toddla T Sound on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Toddla T Sound - "Acid" (original mix) - (5:12) 123 BPM
A Simple Design by The Juan Maclean on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
The Juan Maclean - "A Simple Design" (Deetron remix) - (7:23) 122 BPM
From The Dark by Maya Jane Coles on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Maya Jane Coles - "From The Dark" (feat Moggli - original mix) - (6:41) 120 BPM
Still Lemonade by Skream on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Skream - "Still Lemonade" (original mix) - (7:57) 125 BPM
Dance Energy by Mumdance & Logos on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Mumdance & Logos - "Dance Energy" (89 mix) - (3:39) 125 BPM
Let The Beat Control Your Body by Brodinski on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Brodinski - "Let The Beat Control Your Body" (feat Louisahhh!!! - original mix) - (5:11) 126 BPM