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Perth
RB 068DIGITAL
15 Sep 17
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Perth - (5:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Perth (Chord mix) - (5:10) 125 BPM
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Perth (Beat mix) - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Review: KiNK's taster for his up and coming album on Running Back is here. We don't know if the title is inspired by the Scottish town that techno larrikins Clouds are from, or the sleepy mining town in Western Australia: it's anyone's guess! The Bulgarian hardware maverick brings us some funked up disco loops, reminiscent of DJ Sneak's Sneaky Trax imprint back in the day. "Perth" is a prime example of his unstoppable knack for good times. Taken from the new Playground LP, the three versions here are dripping with grease. Split between the original, a chord mix (which is brooding and epic) and a funky beat version full of sultry latin percussion: it's all you ever wanted from a single. Perfect house music for techno DJs and techno music for disco DJs.

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Cant Hold It EP
HEIST 026
31 Jul 17
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Cant Hold It - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Just Not Norma - (6:19) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tamarindus Hollandicus (original mix) - (7:34) 123 BPM
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Tamarindus Hollandicus (Willie Burns remix) - (5:18) 129 BPM
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Review: After an extended hiatus, Detroit Swindle returns to action for the first time since the autumn of 2016. Predictably, they're in fine form throughout. We're particularly enjoying title track "Can't Hold It", a bumping and energy-packed deep house cut smothered in swinging drum fills and what sound like jazz-funk instrumental samples. The warm, summery action continues on "Just Not Norma", a superior chunk of life-affirming disco-house deepness whose beats are pleasingly jazzy and dexterous. Arguably best of all, though, is the more heavily electronic "Tamarindus Hollandicus", where new age melodies and fizzing electronics weave in and out of a restless synth bassline and Italo-disco style percussion. Willie Burns' remix, a fusion of scattergun-techno attitude, proto house drum delays and swirling synths, is also superb.
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Running Back Mastermix (unmixed tracks)
RBTHUMPCD 1
15 Sep 17
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Todd Terje - "Ragysh" - (8:49) 120 BPM
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Roy Comanchero - "The Delete Of Society" - (5:29) 118 BPM
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Tiger & Woods - "Don't Hesitate" - (6:46) 120 BPM
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Tiger & Woods - "Time" - (6:45) 120 BPM
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Jex - "La Casa" - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Tiger & Woods - "No More Talking" - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Precious System - "The Voice From Planet Love" (original mix) - (10:11) 120 BPM
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Precious System - "The Voice From Planet Love" (Beat-A-Pella) - (3:11) 120 BPM
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Leon Vynehall - "Beau Sovereign" - (5:51) 121 BPM
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Shan - "Work It" (Piano mix) - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Redshape - "Dogz" - (5:28) 123 BPM
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Mr. G - "Ben & Gerd" (Killin' It M Day) - (6:23) 126 BPM
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Heaven And Earth - "Prescription Every Night" - (10:03) 125 BPM
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Paul Woolford - "Forevermore" (edit) - (5:51) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Matthew Styles - "Hot!" - (6:18) 128 BPM
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Shan - "Bassline Party" - (6:01) 122 BPM
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Tony Humphries - "Running Back Mastermix" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:12:49) 120 BPM
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Review: The choice of Tony Humphries to mix Running Back's first label compilation is a significant one. Getting his big break in the early '80s as an understudy for the legendary Shep Pettibone's Kiss FM show, Humphries went on to become one of the defining DJs of house music's formative years, with residencies at New Jersey's Club Zanzibar and London's Ministry of Sound. His previous mixes illustrate his continuing ability to bridge dance music's past and present and his new one for Gerd Janson's imprint will mark its fifteenth anniversary. It is a timely reminder of what has made the Frankfurt powerhouse remain on many favourite label lists for over a decade. It's a mix of golden oldies and recent classics alike: from Todd Terje's smash hit from several years ago "Ragysh" and the anthemic "The Voice From Planet Love" by Precious System, through to more recent bombs. Two by Running back alumnus Shan ("Bassline Party"/"Work It") and the legendary Mr G's Motor City ode "Ben & Gerd" (Killin It M Day).

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Permanent Vacation X (10 Years Label Anniversary)
PERMVAC 1602
01 Sep 17
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Red Axes - "Eastern Crown" - (6:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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John Talabot - "The Strange Silence" - (9:23) 119 BPM
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TB & Bostro Pesopeo - "Violet" - (5:37) 120 BPM
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Pional - "State Of Presence" - (6:33) 121 BPM
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Lake People - "Morrow" - (4:55) 126 BPM
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Daniel Bortz - "Chasing Worms" - (6:28) 125 BPM
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Benjamin Froehlich - "IAMBD" - (7:46) 120 BPM
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Woolfy vs Projections - "Astronaut" - (6:43) 53 BPM
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Mano Le Tough - "Full On Spring" - (5:46) 112 BPM
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Lord Of The Isles - "Out Here" - (8:02) 116 BPM
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Tensnake - "Cielo" - (6:24) 121 BPM
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Tuff City Kids - "Hardlake" - (7:14) 116 BPM
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Joakim - "Camino De La Luna" - (8:46) 124 BPM
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The Drifter - "Space Ramp" - (7:09) 121 BPM
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Lauer - "Falling Back Up" - (6:36) 117 BPM
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New Jackson - "There Will Always Be This Love" (feat Margie Jean Lewis) - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Joakim - "Camino De La Luna" (dub version - Bonus Track) - (7:41) 124 BPM
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Played by: Domshe
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Misses Madame Mademoiselle EP
HEIST 027
11 Sep 17
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M.m.m (feat San Proper's Elegy) - (7:00) 130 BPM
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M.m.m (feat San Proper's Elegy - Session Victim remix) - (5:24) 122 BPM
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Hamdi (original mix) - (7:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hamdi (Bil mix) - (5:25) 120 BPM
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Review: Story has it that a bunch of Amsterdam's current scene heroes had studios in the basement of a hotel opposite the former iconic Trouw nightclub (RIP). One morning, local enfant terrible San Proper happened to cross paths with Nachtbraker (early on a Tuesday morning) and that's how this collaboration of sorts came about. More specifically, San Proper "casually grabbed a microphone.. Nachtbraker pressed record, Dr. Proper got his inner Mick Jagger on, and behold: Misses, madame, mademoiselle was born". Hear the cowboy of minimal house croon over Nachtbraker's funky disco loops on "M.m.m" (feat San Proper's Elegy), while Hamburg's finest Session Victim remix the track next: giving it more dancefloor dynamic. Second original offering "Hamdi" is a hammering disco house joint that will really rock the house, while the remix up next by Bli takes it down a couple of notches, plus a slight Afro touch into something deeper to mood light the early evening.
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Small Steps
SPA 032
08 Sep 17
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Small Steps - (4:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Smoke - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Wiper & True - (6:08) 118 BPM
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Small Steps (Andy Buchan remix) - (6:22) 116 BPM
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Review: Originally started in Mexico, Fran Deeper now runs the Spa In Disco imprint out of Mallorca in Spain. Over the last few years has brought us some killer jams by the likes of Rayko, Super Agente 86, Jose Hdez and David Manso to name but a few. It is now over to Italian guy in Bristol Kiu D with the Small Steps EP. Beginning with the deeply percussive nu-disco joint that is the title track, "Smoke" gets all sexy and housey on us in a very late night fashion. "Wiper & True" gets some Kaidi Tatham style nu-jazz soul vibes into the mix: that Herbie Hancock style synth bass really doing the business. Finally, there's a remix by the formerly Dubai based Brit Andy Buchan with an irresistible nu-disco makeover of "Small Steps".
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Bicep
ZENDNL 244
01 Sep 17
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Orca - (4:33) 123 BPM
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Glue - (4:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kites - (6:26) 136 BPM
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Vespa - (1:26) 154 BPM
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Ayaya - (3:36) 109 BPM
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Spring - (6:54) 118 BPM
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Drift - (4:54) 127 BPM
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Opal - (4:31) 130 BPM
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Rain - (5:51) 82 BPM
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Ayr - (5:00) 80 BPM
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Vale - (4:57) 128 BPM
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Aura - (5:16) 123 BPM
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Review: The long awaited, self titled debut album from Irish power duo Bicep is the perfect summation of their career to date. Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson have created a singular and unique album, founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro and Italo disco: but all the time bearing their unique signature. The duo felt that UK institution Ninja Tune was a perfect fit for them and gave them the total freedom to express themselves artistically, describing the label's broad scope that has, in turn, helped them to thrive. They display a strong technicality and a desire to experiment, but still with a melodic touch which runs throughout the entire record. It is this approach to creativity which has allowed Bicep to establish a unique position in the industry, in the face of a crowded global dance stage.
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Emulators
RB 066DIGITAL
08 Sep 17
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Emu - (6:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Emu II - (5:53) 125 BPM
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Emu III - (7:14) 103 BPM
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Emu III (Birdy Bonus Beat) - (4:40) 126 BPM
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Emu IV (Digital Bonus) - (7:12) 120 BPM
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Review: For his last appearance on Running Back, Fort Romeau unashamedly paid tribute to the legendary Fairlight CMI sampling computer. On this follow-up, he turns his attention to another legendary piece of kit from the early 1980s: the more affordable E-Mu series of sampling keyboards/digital workstations. Naturally, the assembled "Emulators" are rich in vibrant and colourful synthesizer motifs, crunchy drum machine hits, elastic basslines and nods towards the kind of club-ready instrumental synth-pop jams that many would consider "Balearic". Highlights-wise, we're particularly enjoying the full-throttle hustle of "Emu" (think Chicken Lips meets early Italian dream house), the glistening ambient rush of "Emu III" and the undulating, acid-flecked cheeriness of digital-only bonus cut "Emu IV". That said, the thrillingly percussive "Bonus Birdy Beats" version of "Emu III" is pretty smart, too.
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Proton Blue
LT 079
15 Sep 17
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Proton Blue (original mix) - (7:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Called My Name (original mix) - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Proton Blue (Deep Orbit) - (7:52) 120 BPM
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Called My Name (Meet The Band) - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Review: Given that this is Ben Worrall's fourth Crackazat 12" for Local Talk in less than three years, it would be fair to say the project now has a regular home. As with many of his recent tracks, "Proton Blue" looks to classic US garage for inspiration, peppering a bouncy groove with rich organ stabs and jazzy synthesizer melodies. It's accompanied by the alternative "Deep Orbit" version, a more hypnotic and slightly more spacey interpretation that gives greater prominence to the producer's jazzy synthesizer riffs. "Called My Name", meanwhile, is a soulful, jazzy and fluid affair blessed with a hazy vocal and some luscious jazz guitar. The cut's loose and languid jazz-funk influences are explored further on the arguably superior "Meet the Band" remix.
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Leaving This Planet
EGLO 56
25 Aug 17
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Song For A Friend (feat Cropper) - (4:23) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mind Body & Soul - (4:37) 120 BPM
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Blow Your Mind - (4:21) 91 BPM
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S.S.D.P - (6:43) 92 BPM
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Review: Since going solo last year, former Onra collaborator Byron Blaylock has yet to put a foot wrong. Each successive EP has brought with it a swathe of killer new jams straddling the blurred lines between soul, jazz, hip-hop, deep house and jazz-funk. There's more of the same on Leaving This Planet, the Alabama-raised producer's first EP for the mighty Eglo. So while opener "Song for a Friend" is a superior, jazz-flecked deep house bumper smothered in killer electric piano solos, the track that follows, "Mind, Body & Soul" is a squelchy tech-jazz masterpiece. It's the same story on the flip, as floor-friendly jazz-breaks ("Blow Your Mind") make way for a heady trip into intergalactic jazz-funk territory ("SSDP"). As the worn-out old saying goes, this is "all killer, no filler".
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Edmond
FP 059
08 Sep 17
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Edmond (Part 1) - (13:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Edmond (Part 2) - (7:42) 120 BPM
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Montague Grant - (13:19) 124 BPM
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Played by: Cannibal Ink
Review: Prins Thomas's pleasingly varied production career takes another twist here. Having variously helped to define the Scandolearic disco sound, paid tribute to wonky krautrock workouts and recorded some of the best ambient music of the last few years, the Oslo producer has decided to take a different path on "Edmond". An epic split into two parts, "Edmond" combines dense, Sotofett/Bjorj Torske style hand percussion work, electrofunk influenced synths and the producer's usual picturesque melodies to predictably brilliant effect. There's more percussive fun to be had on the wonky, bass-heavy and trippy flipside "Montague Grant", which smothers layered tribal percussion in trippy acid lines, delay-laden synth doodles and deep space chord sequences.

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The Deadpool EP
LIH 021
10 Apr 17
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Karizma - "Work It Out" (original mix) - (4:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Marcel Vogel - "I Got Jesus" (original mix) - (6:34) 117 BPM
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Karizma & Marcel Vogel - "I Got Jesus" (Karizma Stomp dub) - (7:48) 117 BPM
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Review: Lumberjacks In Hell just keep on trucking, this time calling upon the legendary skills of Karizma in setting their latest EP alight. "Work It Out" is a fiery slice of gospel choppery, whipping up a fevered line in vocal insistence that hardly needs a rhythm section to make you move, but still has the necessary goods underneath the hood. Marcel Vogel follows a similar tact on "I Got Jesus", spacing the jam out and working a bit more groove, but certainly tapping into the same spiritually enhanced vein. Karizma then returns to make an aptly named "Stomp Dub" of the track, rounding off an absolute beast of a party record.
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Don't Let Go EP
PFR 190
08 Sep 17
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Don't Let Go - (6:17) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dance With Me - (7:34) 123 BPM
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Feel It - (6:47) 123 BPM
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Review: Nuremberg's Markus Homm has released on a who's who of respected labels over the years such as Highgrade, 8 bit, Saved and Bondage but now makes his debut on Hamburg institution Poker Flat. Starting off with the rolling, driving and absolutely energetic title track: this one is perfect for the peak time. The energy level remains the same for the slinky and hypnotic "Dance With Me" featuring some smooth vocals that add to its overall euphoric qualities. Finally "Feel It" is a change of vibe altogether: this one is rather moody and more suited to the early evening or afterhours alike. With its dub techno influence all over the bassline, haunting chords and delay drenched textures: this is perfect mood lighting if we've ever heard it!
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Rhea
PAPDLS 230
07 Sep 17
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The Uprise (original mix) - (6:21) 123 BPM
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The Uprise (Galactica mix) - (5:38) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Faith (feat Mikey Rapheal) - (7:15) 110 BPM
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Played by: Cuz Electric
Review: Following an extended hiatus, Daco returns to Paper Recordings with an EP stuffed full of high-grade dancefloor moments. Opener "The Uprise" is particularly potent, featuring as it does a killer combination of "I Feel Love" style arpeggio bass, Kraftwerkian computer vocals, driving beats, spacey chords and some superbly manipulated spoken word samples ("the money, the drugs, the oil, the guns, the war, the uprising!"). It's followed by a proto-house and Italo-disco influenced alternative version that is arguably even closer in tone to vintage Giorgio Moroder, while bonus cut "Faith" is a deep, woozy and dreamy chunk of Balearic house laden with melancholic strings and a superb vocal by Mikey Raphael.
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EP
HOTDIGIT 036
11 Sep 17
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Break A Leg - (5:31) 118 BPM
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The Funk - (6:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Doubt - (6:07) 116 BPM
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Resaca - (6:18) 113 BPM
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In Doubt (Stephen Richards remix) - (7:14) 116 BPM
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Resaca (Chewy Rubs From The Deep dub) - (7:03) 118 BPM
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Review: Hot Digits enjoyed Kellini's last EP so much that they asked him to come back and this time he's brought fellow Norwegian Saskin S: who follows his The Game EP from last year. The two bring some serious heat with this bunch of energetic nu-disco cuts. Starting off with the neon-lit boogie of "Break A Leg" followed by the low slung groove of "In Doubt" which really takes things deep. It comes alongside remixes from rising Irish producer Stephen Richards, whose rendition of "In Doubt" gets some groovy summertime vibes happening (to get any decent Disco Stu in the mood) while Chewy Rubs' From The Deep dub of "Resaca" takes things down a darker and headier route: which would be perfect for late night mood lighting on the dancefloor.

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Subway
DROP 84
18 Aug 17
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Say Watt - (8:10) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Walk On - (6:53) 121 BPM
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Review: Some 19 years on front the release of their debut single - on, of course, Drop Music - Inland Knights are still going strong. First up on the prolific duo's second single of 2017 is "Say Watt", a formidable peak-time workout built around rubbery disco bass, jazzy keys and their usual no-nonsense, East Midlands deep house beats. Interestingly, "Walk On" sees them depart from their trademark style, instead delivering a shuffling electro/deep house/acid hybrid featuring the kind of wayward vocal that was once all the rage in quirky Japanese pop songs. Crucially, when they allow the beats and acid lines room to breathe, it's something of a heavyweight jam.

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Endless Summer EP
HEIST 024
08 May 17
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Afrorleans - (8:16) 118 BPM
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Luanda Dub - (7:55) 115 BPM
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Endless Summer - (6:36) 122 BPM
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Endless Summer (Soulphiction remix) - (5:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: To date, Swiss quartet Alma Negra has carved a successful niche as makers of heavily percussive EP singles that look to the rhythms of Africa for inspiration. This outing for Heist Recordings draws on many similar influences, but shuffles further towards original production than their rework style back catalogue. Opener "Afrorleans" is a jaunty trip into shuffling Afro-house territory in the company of a cabal of Cajun musicians, while "Luanda Dub" is a booming, bass heavy late night trip full of swirling vocal samples and densely layered drum hits. If you are after some party-starting Afro-disco/deep house fusion of standout, then "Endless Summer" and a cracking Soulphiction remix of the same track will pushes a rubbery disco bassline to the fore to devastating effect.
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Summer Riot VI
FBR 052
18 Aug 17
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Christophe - "West Side Critters" - (6:05) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zombies In Miami - "The Legends Of The Hidden Temple" - (6:31) 119 BPM
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Forriner - "Spero" - (6:50) 115 BPM
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Yuki Tosaya - "Acid Dawn Breaks" - (7:55) 115 BPM
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Review: Futureboogie's annual multi-artist EP has become as big a part of our summer as tedious festival queues, soggy outdoor parties and complaining about the British weather. Label stalwart Christophe kicks off this sixth edition via the clattering machine drums, glistening Balearic flourishes and thrillingly psychedelic acid lines of "West Side Critters", before Zombies in Miami go all Eastern on the sitar-sporting house exotica of "The Legends of the Hidden Temple". There's more of a sun-warmed Balearic feel to the shuffling beats, tumbling chords and jangling pianos of Forriner's tasty "Spero", while Yuki Tosaya steals the show with "Acid Dawn Breaks", which is the kind of saucer-eyed, sunrise thriller that was all the range back at the turn of the '90s.
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Hidden Dimension
UYSR 048
08 Sep 17
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Hidden Dimension - (7:12) 116 BPM
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Hidden Dimension (Kora (CA) remix) - (7:27) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nemesis - (5:12) 118 BPM
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Nemesis (Tara Brooks remix) - (7:50) 120 BPM
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Played by: Heizo Murakami
Review: Hraach is an Armenian born producer currently living in Spain. He began producing in 2011 and it is apparent that he has found his true calling. Having released under labels such as Sol Selectas, Akumandra (Andante), The Purr-Soleid and now Germany's Underyourskin: who present his fabulous Hidden Dimension EP. Starting out with the deep and mesmerising title track, which also gets remixed by Montreal's Kora (Kindisch/Earthly Delights) who takes it deeper into slinky tech house territory. Second original track "Nemesis" delves into the exotic with its lovely harpsichord melody but balanced by that razor sharp bassline. The remix up next by Tara Brooks from Los Angeles is even spacier and would be perfect to play at sunrise.
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Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 18
BJ 18
09 Jun 17
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Downtown - (6:23) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One Way - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Take Life Easy - (5:52) 120 BPM
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Ugly House - (6:02) 118 BPM
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Review: Dutchman Bas Roos is the latest producer to contribute to Exploited's Shir Khan-curated Black Jukebox series. He kicks off a fine EP via "Downtown", a lumpy, bumpy chunk of dusty, piano-laden peak-time goodness driven forwards by bustling drums and a killer disco style bassline. You'll find more blissful piano solos on the similarly hustling, low-slung "One Way", which also makes great use of impassioned disco-soul vocal snippets and restless handclap samples. Elsewhere, "Take Life Easy" is an impeccable hybrid of jazzy disco samples and swinging deep house percussion, while "Ugly House" sounds like a long lost collaboration between Kevin Saunderson's Inner City Project, Chez Damier and Sheffield-based dusty house specialist Thatmanmonkz.
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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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The Balearic Disco Drop
TSUBACD 038
01 Sep 17
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Fernando - "Sometimes" - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Elaborate Hoax - "Happy Valley" (Reverso 68 mix) - (5:47) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aural Distortion - "Overlap" (An-2 mix) - (6:54) 122 BPM
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Williams - "Pinball" (Fort Romeau mix) - (6:10) 110 BPM
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Craig Bratley - "Computer Controlled" (Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold mix) - (8:57) 116 BPM
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AudioJack - "Traction" (Lauer remix) - (7:31) 122 BPM
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Mic Newman - "Knickerbocker" (Mark E mix) - (6:22) 120 BPM
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Craig Bratley - "Mannequin" (feat Penuckle - Ewan Pearson mix) - (7:26) 100 BPM
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Luv Jam - "Animattic" - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Kevin Griffiths - "Los Pollos Hermanos" - (6:20) 112 BPM
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Craig Bratley - "Analogue Dreams" - (8:08) 110 BPM
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Played by: Chris Massey
Review: Esteemed British house/disco imprint Tsuba has since moved to the sunny shores of Adelaide in Australia, but it has not diminished founder Kevin Griffiths ear for quality. He recently presented the whopper compilation entitled The Deep House Drop. Now, it's quite fitting that at the peak of Summer they should serve up The Balearic Disco Drop, right? London nu-disco hero Pete Herbert works his magic as always on the slo-mo boogie of Elaborate Hoax's "Happy Valley" (Reverso 68 mix), the acclaimed British producer Fort Romeau delivers a stunning rework of William's "Pinball" that's deeply evocative as ever. Gruuv head honchos Audiojack remixed by the one and only Lauer, you say? You betcha, from back in 2014, actually, and it's pretty darn magical. Magic Feet's Craig Bratley appears here several times, but it's all about Ewan Pearson's darkside/smack electro rework of "Mannequin" that almost reaches the same depths of Carl Finlow.
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Alcoholics Cocktail
SPA 033
15 Sep 17
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Alchoholico - (7:09) 105 BPM
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Nobody 2 Luv (original Funk mix) - (6:46) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nobody 2 Luv (House mix) - (6:40) 110 BPM
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Nobody 2 Luv (instrumental House mix) - (6:40) 110 BPM
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Cold Heart EP
17STEPS 014
26 Jun 17
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Cold Heart - (6:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Psychic Life Coach - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Bowed - (6:07) 126 BPM
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Balfour Betty - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Review: Dusky has certainly made the most of running the 17 Steps label. Astonishingly, this is the duo's 16th release on the imprint since it launched back in 2014. As usual, there's plenty to admire across the four-track EP, starting with the poignant chord progressions, rubbery synth-bass, "Show Me Love" organ stabs and trippy late night atmospherics of "Cold Heart". Their penchant for hustling low-end and grandiose synthesizer flourishes is explored further on "Psychic Life Coach", while the superb "Bowed" sees them doffing a cap to both John Carpenter and Patrick Cowley. For those seeking fluttering riffs, heavy analogue bass and breezy, summery vibes, closer "Balfour Betty" should be essential listening.
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Brazil Breakdown Part 4
GAMM 112
18 Aug 17
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Flecha De Foga - (5:54) 112 BPM
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Todo Mundo Tem Amor - (6:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Aroop Roy returns to his "Brazil Breakdown" series for the first time in over two years. Not even taking a whole slew of singles on the likes of Basic Fingers, DOC, Kampana and House Of Disco into account, he's more than made up for lost time. "Flecha De Fogo" is a heavy sunset soul piece that works around a Nazare Pereira samba with woozy chords, layered percussion and an alluring vocal. "Todo Mundo Tem Amor" takes us deeper into Aroop's dancefloor psyche with a much more driving beat. Golden.
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Woman Of The Ghetto
PETS 085
25 Aug 17
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Woman Of The Ghetto (Catz 'n Dogz remix) - (5:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Woman Of The Ghetto (Catz 'n Dogz Beat remix) - (5:21) 124 BPM
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Woman Of The Ghetto (Catz 'n Dogz radio edit) - (3:48) 124 BPM
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Review: Over the last two decades, countless produdcers have sampled or remixed Marlena Shaw's "Woman of the Ghetto", with St Germain famously using it as the basis for jazz-house classic "Rose Rouge". Only last month, it was re-shaped into a chunk of Balearic hip-hop bliss by Akshin Alizadeh on a fine 7-inch single. Now, Polish big guns Catz 'n' Dogz get their chance to re-imagine it for 21st century house dancefloors. The main "Remix" that kicks off proceedings is particularly potent, as the long-serving duo lace snippets of Shaw's vocal over a jaunty but driving, stab-heavy groove before unleashing an avalanche of mind-altering acid lines. The alternative "Beat Mix", which as the name suggests is all about densely layered percussion and sweat-soaked peak-time fun, is also superb.
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Marmora's Theme EP
17STEPS 015D
11 Sep 17
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Marmora's Theme - (6:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Marmora's Theme (Tuff City Kids remix) - (6:18) 125 BPM
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OTH - (6:57) 116 BPM
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Reservior - (5:00) 120 BPM
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Review: Following up the Cold Heart EP by label bosses Dusky, 17 Steps present a new one by Kiwi: the London producer's debut on the label. Having recently released on labels such as Futureboogie, Correspondant and Optimo Music, his distinctive sound is a mix of Italo, techno and electro. The uplifting epic "Marmora's Theme" is powered by a razor sharp arpeggio and balanced out by those hands in the air style piano loops. We were about to draw comparisons to scene heroes Tuff City Kids, but whaddya know: they're up next on the remix! They work their magic as always with a retro flavoured piece of dancefloor drama: they found it fitting to throw in a gnarly Reese bassline too. Epic!
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Peace Moves EP
DKMNTL 051
07 Jul 17
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Peace Moves (original mix) - (6:33) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Peace Moves (DJ Normal 4 Ever Armistice mix) - (7:56) 119 BPM
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Peace Moves (Pulse mix) - (9:31) 111 BPM
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Graffiti Moves - (5:14) 116 BPM
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Review: Salon Des Amateurs' Bufiman makes his Dekmantel debut with two left-of-centre, broken beat mind-melters. "Peace Moves" is a lo-fi, almost sludgy dive into a synth swamp where flurries of cosmic synth licks swoon and tease above your heard. "Graffiti Moves" takes an even trippier twist over a similarly low-and-slow drum arrangement but with added sparkling percussion. Throw in two cutlass-sharp versions of and you've got yourself a watertight declaration of peace. Absurdly on-point as always from Dekmantel.
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Roar Groove Meets Dirt Crew Vol  2
DIRT 106
10 Jul 17
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Every Night - (6:49) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Grit - (6:56) 122 BPM
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Never Learn - (8:15) 122 BPM
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Krokodille - (6:55) 123 BPM
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Review: For his second outing on Dirt Crew, Roar Groove boss The Revenge is in full-on peak-time mode. There's no hypnotic slow house chuggers or mid-tempo loop bumpers, just a quartet of tried-and-tested slammers. The veteran Scottish producer gets straight down to it with the loopy disco-house celebration of "Every Night", where judicious chops are used to incite a rapturous response on dancefloors, before cooling things down a little via the retro-futurist, late '90s New York house bump of "Grit". "Never Learn" is a percussive and stripped back outing that pits vintage, Tenaglia style drums and bass against wonky, alien electronics, while "Krokodile" sounds like a Chicago jack-track after a round of shooters with the Emperor Machine.
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City Jams
HOTSHIT 032
16 Jun 17
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City Jams - (5:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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City Jams (DJ Deeon remix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Anonymous - (5:59) 125 BPM
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Brexit Jazz Remix EP
CPT501- 3
15 Sep 17
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Brexit Jazz (Konvex & The Shadow + Melokolektiv remix) - (6:14) 124 BPM
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Brexit Jazz (New version) - (4:11) 74 BPM
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Brexit Jazz (Letryp remix) - (4:13) 120 BPM
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Brexit Jazz (CRS + BRG remix) - (7:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brexit Jazz (Giorgio Luceri remix) - (8:38) 148 BPM
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Brexit Jazz (ReKaB remix) - (6:26) 124 BPM
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Review: Compost Records launched a remix contest for Brexit Jazz's "Brexit Jazz": one of the spontaneously jammed gems created by Beanfield, Roberto Di Gioia (Marsmobil) and Compost head Michael Reinboth the day after the Brexit plebiscite. The Brexit will be a long story, that's why the remix contest was launched. Of the 80 submissions, here are the winners and they sure made a great effort. Konvex & The Shadow + Melokolektiv's remix goes for that progressive deep house sound that wouldn't have sounded out of place on Compost Black several years ago. Letryp or CRS + BRG's remixes, respectively, are soulful nu-jazz renditions calling to mind the work of the Mantis Recordings label.
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Si Jambo
MC 035
28 Aug 17
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2Tac Onana - (4:13) 106 BPM
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Si Jambo - (5:34) 110 BPM
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Something For The Mind - (3:41) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Non-Binary Joys On The Venus Holodeck - (5:46) 110 BPM
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Czary Mary - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Review: Having set out their stall via a fine first collaborative release on Bordello a Parigi a couple of months back, Mytron and Ofofo pitch up on Multi-Culti. As you'd expect from a label with such a strong track record of multi-cultural musical fusion, much of the EP defies easy categorization. Sure, you'll find a chunk of Italo-influenced electro ("Non-Binary Joys on the Venus Holodeck") and a couple of slabs of madcap disco-funk fusion ("Si Jambo" and "2Tac Onana"), but also a heavyweight slab of low-slung punk-funk/post disco ("Czary Mary"). Oh, and the skewed electro-funk-meets-intergalactic synth pop insanity of "Something for Your Mind", which also boasts some notably brain-melting vocoder action. More, please!
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Talkin Bout Life
HOD 017
10 Apr 17
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Talkin Bout Life (original mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Together (original mix) - (7:25) 123 BPM
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Talkin Bout Life (Brisa remix) - (4:23) 120 BPM
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Review: Aroop Roy is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the UK and now residing in Tokyo. Be prepared for one well funky and soul infused journey on "Talkin Bout Life" which is perfect to bring in the summer of 2017. Funky elements, a serious horns section and strong vocals hold up this brilliant track. It's a more straight ahead deep house affair on the rather evocative "We Together" and actually its the kind of track you could imagine Derrick May or Dixon playing out; there are definitely elements of 'hi-tech soul' in it. The Brisa remix of Talkin Bout Life" on the flip is a worthy addition also.
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Charmer Remixed (Part 3)
DIFU 310DS2
08 Sep 17
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The Music Got Me (Darius Syrossian remix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
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Write Your Name (Emanuel Satie remix) - (7:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Party Girl (Shit Robot remix) - (7:07) 124 BPM
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Sucio #1
PRDD 000036
09 May 17
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Phonk D - "Gonzo" - (6:20) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jacob Stoy & Le Rubrique - "Cafe KOZ" - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Dan Bay - "Kurdistan Dada" - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Le Rubrique - "Keep The Flow" - (6:10) 105 BPM
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Review: If you're looking for an eclectic bunch of 4/4 floorfillers, this goodtime four-tracker from the mysterious Martin Ruppert camp should fit the bill. Check, for example, the heavy, relentless bass guitar loops, bouncy disco-house drums and cut-up vocal and orchestral samples driving Phonk D's party-starting "Gonzo", and the low-slung, psychedelic drug-chug that is Le Rebrique's hypnotic, filter-heavy "Keep The Flow". Elsewhere, Jacob Stoy and Le Rubrique join forces on the beach-warm, picturesque deep house flutter of "Cafe KOZ", while Dan Bay tiptoes the fine line between sub-heavy dub pressure and lo-fi deep house on the spaced-out goodness of "Kurdistan Dada".
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Bar 25: Zeitgeist (unmixed tracks)
BAR 2555Z
04 Aug 17
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Oceanvs Orientalis - "Tarlabasi" (Be Svendsen remix) - (9:05) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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BONDI - "Fight For Peace" - (5:21) 114 BPM
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Nico Stojan - "Use Your Wings" - (8:58) 120 BPM
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Paul Schal & Fish Eye Collective - "It's About Time" (feat Robert Owens) - (8:35) 120 BPM
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Kotelett & Zadak - "Siwa" - (7:24) 113 BPM
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Guido Schneider - "Transformation" - (13:58) 124 BPM
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MoodMachine & Madmotormiquel - "Curveball Kimono" - (7:42) 119 BPM
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Joy Wellboy - "Before The Sunrise" (Dixon remix) - (8:30) 121 BPM
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Pilocka Krach - "Discolight" (Acid Pauli remix) - (5:16) 118 BPM
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Wareika - "In Dieser Stadt" - (7:06) 115 BPM
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Matt John & Super Flu - "She's Durch" (Super Flu's Stormy Road) - (6:49) 122 BPM
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Agents Of Vibe - "Rollout" - (8:39) 121 BPM
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Acid Pauli & Nico Stojan - "Acid Revisited" - (7:48) 123 BPM
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Frivolous - "For The Message" (Don Ramon & San Marcos Don't Stop Mumble mix) - (6:58) 122 BPM
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Autotune - "True Lights" (feat Dirty Paul) - (7:36) 123 BPM
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Benno Blome & Daniel Dreier - "Breaking Through" (Fish Eye Collective remake) - (7:53) 122 BPM
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Click Click & Sense Of Sun - "Around 6 O'Clock" - (7:08) 120 BPM
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DkA - "Paranoia" - (7:16) 120 BPM
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Tilman Von Stieglitz - "My Arrangements" - (7:11) 120 BPM
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Korsakow - "Red Sugar" - (4:54) 108 BPM
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Pier Bucci - "Dos Mundos" - (8:39) 120 BPM
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The Cheapers - "The Black Bell" - (8:05) 123 BPM
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Strolch - "Kati Yake" - (9:02) 81 BPM
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Danny Faber - "Bar 25: Zeitgeist" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:12:34) 122 BPM
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Danny Faber - "Bar 25: Zeitgeist" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (55:58) 120 BPM
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Spinna Refreaks Vol 1
GAMM 113
08 Sep 17
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Don't You Blow (DJ Spinna Refreak) - (6:54) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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So You Say (DJ Spinna Refreak) - (8:13) 125 BPM
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Review: Long-running rework imprint GAMM has pulled off something of a coup here, persuading the legendary DJ Spinna to offer up two of his most cherished, off-the-books remixes. He's in full-on house mode, serving up interpretations that layer soulful vocals over tactile grooves. He begins with "Don't You Blow", where mazy, high register synth solos wrap themselves around skipping beats and a killer analogue bassline. It's this mind-altering combination, as much as the quality of the all-female vocals, that make the cut such a hit. There's a slightly more "classic soulful house" feel to Spinna's version of "So You Say", with impeccable vocals and snaking sax parts riding a rich, warm and evocative groove built around bouncy drum machine beats and disco style bass guitar.
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Underground Mental Resurrection
IV 74
01 Sep 17
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Hand Made - (7:58) 123 BPM
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Underground Mental Resurrection - (7:04) 123 BPM
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Analog Suite - (7:34) 123 BPM
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Survival - (6:33) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nothing Really Matters - (7:54) 125 BPM
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Definitions - (7:36) 123 BPM
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Amuchina Bar - (6:32) 125 BPM
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Darkness Into Light - (6:08) 123 BPM
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Review: Sicilian hi tech soul merchant Toto Chiavetta returns to the esteemed Innervisions imprint. Recently quite the stalwart of the Berlin based label, Chiavetta turns in an impressive effort on his second LP, described by label co-founder Kristian Beyer as "one of the best records we ever put out. The future of house music comes with a unique sound!" It's hard to disagree with him; the sheer quality of this release is evident the moment you put it on. Opening cut "Hand Made" is the kind of darkly futuristic mood lighting that you could imagine label co-head Dixon playing in one of his epic sets. "Analogue Suite" or "Survival" respectively delve further into late night dancefloor drama on these druggy and tunnelling strobe-lit affairs. There is light at the end of that tunnel though, rest assured; particularly on the uplifting and afro inflected "Nothing Really Matters" (which is more familiar of his usual work) or the trippy, intergalactic techno-soul of "Definitions".
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Handz Up
826194 377694
08 Sep 17
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Handz Up (Happy Clap mix) - (6:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Handz Up (Cratebug's Acid Reflux) - (7:56) 125 BPM
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Review: Eli Escobar is turning into a one-man anthem machine. Since joining the Classic Music ranks a couple of years back, the New York producer has been responsible for a string of insatiable dancefloor hits. Predictably, "Handz Up" is another belter: a jaunty, piano-laden roller that smartly builds in intensity throughout. Escobar achieves this primarily through the layering and manipulation of impassioned gospel style vocal samples, bold piano riffs and occasional Church organ, though the stomping, handclap-heavy beat also plays a significant part. Chicagoan scalpel fiend Cratebug - better known for his killer re-edits - provides the obligatory remix, re-imagining the track as a sleazy chunk of head-cracking, mind-altering acid house/gospel house fusion. It's a filthy remix, all told, and offers a druggy alternative to Escobar's cheery original version.
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Two Bar House Music & Chord Stuff Vol 1
WOLF 2BAR01
22 Sep 17
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Theme 01 - (5:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Theme 02 - (4:48) 115 BPM
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Theme 03 - (4:50) 120 BPM
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Theme 04 - (6:03) 120 BPM
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Review: First in a three part series by Dutch producer Frits Wentink, presented in a hand stamped picture sleeve. Wentink has been one of The Netherlands' most steady artists since his first release in 2012. As the head honcho of both Will & Ink and Bobby Donny, he is known for pushing quality house music. Starting off with with the neon-lit late night groove of "Theme 01", the slo-mo boogie down groove of "Theme 02" is equally impressive and had us reminiscing of classic Metro Area. "Theme 03" is the EP's most straight up moment: this kind of dusty deep house with sexy retro synths and sleek vox samples are right up our street. "Theme 04" is a woozy and disjointed groove, with its broken beats and skittering melodies getting and inventive groove on: that's for sure.
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Doppelgaenger 01
KM 038
11 Sep 17
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Adam Port - "I Never Wear Black" (Simple Symmetry remix) - (6:37) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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&ME - "One On One" (feat Fink - Bedouin remix) - (7:44) 121 BPM
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Rampa - "Newborn Soul" (Redshape remix) - (9:05) 120 BPM
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Folha De Jurema
MAGIC 07
22 Sep 17
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Folha De Jurema - (4:23) 90 BPM
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Folha De Jurema (Xique-Xiqueas Dragonfruit mix) - (8:28) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Folha De Jurema (Crussen's Creamy Cocodub) - (7:37) 53 BPM
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Folha De Jurema (Carrot Green's Granola mix) - (7:39) 104 BPM
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Review: Nicola Cruz returns with another spellbinding fusion of Afro Brazilian charm in the form of "Folha De Jurema". With the dusky dulcets of Arteria FM, the dusty strums of Spaniol and sultry plucks of Salvador Arguaya, Cruz commands a decorated cast as they explore a mystical new vision of a traditional Brazilian folk standard. The remixes are just as warm and alluring as Xique Xique adds a little steel string tension, Crussen maps out a chugging Scandinavian odyssey and Rio's Carrot Green brings us back home to the motherland with a poignant, hazy flutter of house soul. Stunning.
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Welcome To Paradise (Italian Dream House 89-93)
ST 003
24 Mar 17
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Key Tronics Ensemble - "Calypso Of House" (Paradise mix) - (9:08) 80 BPM
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Dreamatic - "Audio Trip" - (6:48) 124 BPM
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Night Communication - "Nocturne Seduction" - (6:11) 120 BPM
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Agua Re - "Holy Dance" (Large Sound mix) - (4:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep Choice - "Fix Of 4:38 PM" - (6:30) 120 BPM
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High Tide - "Time Unlimited" - (5:29) 120 BPM
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Don Pablo's Animals - "Paranoia" - (5:17) 116 BPM
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Open Spaces - "Sunrise Paradise Garage" - (5:20) 123 BPM
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Jacy - "Trax" - (5:34) 123 BPM
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K2 - "In My Garden" - (5:37) 128 BPM
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Last Rhythm - "Last Rhythm" (ambient mix) - (5:06) 122 BPM
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Z 99 - "Welcome To Paradise" (Nightfly version) - (6:09) 122 BPM
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Extreme - "Trasparenza" - (4:40) 126 BPM
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707 Boyz - "Emotions" - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Morenas - "Somnambulism" - (5:55) 122 BPM
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Now Now Now - "Problem" (Abyss version) - (8:25) 114 BPM
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Q-Base - "Il Sole/The Sun" (Deep mix) - (8:10) 107 BPM
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Sasha - "A Key To Heaven For A Heavenly Trance" (Night Dubbing mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
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The Sky - "Dreams" (Club version) - (4:59) 120 BPM
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Leo Anibaldi - "Elements" - (7:30) 120 BPM
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Jacy - "Dance To The House" - (5:22) 124 BPM
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Decoded EP
OM 015
15 Sep 17
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System Translator - (6:30) 120 BPM
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Keyboard Warrior - (6:29) 119 BPM
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Simulation Bamboo - (6:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Man Machine Interface - (6:35) 103 BPM
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Review: Casino Times is the project of producers Joseph Spencer and Nicholas Church that was born out of a love for disco and odd electronics. Since first starting in 2010, the duo has steadily been crafting a back catalogue that reflects their varied tastes and unique approach to music. This has seen them release on a wealth of respected labels such as Wolf Music, Futureboogie Recordings & Permanent Vacation, just to name a few. The Decoded EP consists of four tracks highlighting a distinct development of their musical style. Starting off with the off-kilter retro sci-fi vibe of "System Translator" which then leads into the seductive classic house of "Keyboard Warrior". "Simulation Bamboo" is absolutely lush: this serving of neon-lit deep house was definitely a highlight. Finally "Man Machine Interface" really has attitude: in an '80s experimental pop kind of format.
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The Perfect Circle
DH 011
25 Aug 17
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The Perfect Circle - (8:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ha Lalla - (6:57) 122 BPM
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Slower Circle - (4:18) 105 BPM
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Review: Name a highly respected and innovative label in techno and there's a strong chance Chaim has blessed it. Moscoman's Disco Halal is a perfect fit for Chaim who's signature flexes around the alluring, mystical and hypnotic aesthetics and instrumentations of the east. "Perfect Circle" is the perfect example as it charms the softest of snakes from the deepest of pockets then brainwashes them with an array of trippy vocal stutters and spine-rippling chords. "Ha Alla" maintains the spiritual feels with a little more steel drum introspection while "Slower Circle" takes elements of the lead track and brings them right down into a low-lidded slumber jam. Sweet dreams.
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Virtual Emotion/Supernova
ML 2236
18 Sep 17
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Virtual Emotion (Main) - (7:55) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Virtual Emotion (dub) - (6:51) 118 BPM
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Supernova (Main) - (7:42) 121 BPM
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Supernova (dub) - (7:02) 121 BPM
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Review: Eleven years after he introduced us to his Mr White alias with the acidic bliss of "The Sun Can't Compare", Heard returns with two more extensive, immersive and stylised slices of house. "Virtual Emotion" is a breath-taking progressive odyssey that resonates in that perfect sweet spot between house and techno. "Supernova" takes a much more structured route with full nagging vocals and a sense of proto house theatre running throughout. With promise of a new album (his first in over 12 years), it's an exciting time to be a Larry Heard fan.
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Move
FRD 225
09 Jun 17
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Move - (5:49) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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B.o.o.m - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Into My Brain - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Turn Me On - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Review: The recording career of Salzburg's Bernard Weiss, AKA Demuja, has followed the well-trodden path of multiple compilation appearances followed by well-received EPs for a couple of little-known labels. There's a feeling that he just needs a breakthrough, and this single on Jimpster's Freerannge label could provide it. Certainly, the four included tracks are amongst his strongest to date. Choose between the sumptuous, shuffling deep house dreaminess of "Move", the warehouse-friendly thrills of "B.o.o.m", the hard-wired Italo-disco revivalism of "Into My Brain" - all raging arpeggio lines and dreamy pads - and the fireside-warm deep house/disco fusion of "Turn Me On". The latter's fusion of live instrumentation, evocative vocal samples and rolling house drums is particularly inspiring.
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It's You
ERC 039
26 Jun 17
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It's You (New York - London mix) - (7:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's You (Free House mix) - (5:20) 120 BPM
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It's You (NU Style mix) - (4:08) 120 BPM
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Review: Emotional Rescue continues its Dancefloor series apace with this choice reissue of an early deep house gem outside the usual thoroughfare of Chicago house history. Produced by Andrew Komis, "It's You" is a 1989 update of the ESP classic of the same name, and its various mixes have been cult favourites with all kinds of DJs for many years. The "New York - London Mix" is a stripped back slice of sensuality with a killer bassline and lean and mean drums behind the sultry vocal, whereas the "Free House Mix" takes a turn into bubbling electro and acid without losing that smouldering sassiness. The "NU Style Mix" is an added treat that places the emphasis on the drums, screaming out for some seriously creative mixing.
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