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Valentine's Groove
ROYAL 32
15 Jul 16
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Valentine's Groove - (7:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strings - (8:10) 122 BPM
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Review: While his live appearances are placing him on the radar of ever more enlightened house heads the world over, Kink is showing no signs of slacking on the production front either. The clue is in his name, and as ever there are plenty of subtly shimmying tricks in the Bulgarian mastermind's grooves to keep the stiffest of dancers shaking on the off-beat. "Valentine's Groove" is a masterclass in jazz-inflected deep house, all fuzzy chord stabs and badass bass for the funkiest shape flingers. "Strings" meanwhile reaches for a more emotive feeling, lashing on the Detroit romanticism to a wonderfully bombastic end.
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Rare Function EP
LUV 019
08 Jul 16
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Go Down - (7:27) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rare Function - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Rainbow Power - (6:42) 119 BPM
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Review: After working relentlessly for three years to establish the label, the crew behind Luv Shack has been enjoying some much-needed time off. Suitably refreshed, they return with a first EP of 2016: a fine three-tracker from Space Echo (AKA label co-founder Lee Stevens and fellow Austrian Christoph 'caTekk' Abele). Happily, there's plenty to admire, from the loopy, smoky, blues-house shuffle of opener "Go Down" - where infectious, impassioned vocal samples ride a loopy, string-drenched groove - to the fantastically righteous '70s-funk-goes-acid stomp of closer "Rainbow Power". "Rare Function", another trip into chunky disco-house territory that boasts some notable electric piano samples, is also quietly impressive.
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I Just Canat
LT 070
17 Jun 16
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I Just Canat (Get Over It) - (6:02) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dirty Stories - (7:57) 121 BPM
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Review: French legend Ludovic Llorca is back under the Art Of Tones guise for the always impressive Local Talk. Acid soul funk? You bet! Take a listen to I "Just Can't (Get Over It)" and you'll believe there is such a thing. On the flip, the smooth and soulful groove continues on "Dirty Stories" which has an undeniably French touch about it, with good use wonky synths, emotive strings and SP1200 style vocal cut ups. Deepness in the vein of Pepe Braddock or Chateau Flight.
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Jacques Renault Edits
LTP 003
15 Jul 16
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Henry Rodrick - "Into The Sunshine" - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Black Fan - "Black Fan With A Van" - (6:12) 120 BPM
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HNNY - "Hotline Riddim" - (6:44) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adesse Versions - "Wash My Car" - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Jesse Futerman - "Jesse Is A Gambler" - (4:31) 115 BPM
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DJ Duke presents Freedom - "Seven 50 Stalkers Closer" - (5:14) 124 BPM
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Outboxx - "Denim Shorts Dream" - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Son Of Sound - "Violent Violet" - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Mateo & Matos - "MAW G Stomp" - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Fulbert - "Full Time House" - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Crackazat - "Somewhere Elsewhere" - (4:32) 128 BPM
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Will Berridge - "I'm The Jacques" - (6:49) 122 BPM
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The Ceaper Buing EP
HEIST 018
13 Jun 16
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The Door - (6:07) 121 BPM
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Glimpse Of Light - (5:22) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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UV Lights - (5:15) 118 BPM
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Wakee - (6:42) 100 BPM
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The Door (Mr Tophat remix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
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Review: Quite remarkably, Obas Nenor's 2015 debut 12", My Way Home, appeared on Moodyman's Mahogani Music imprint. Since then, he's released hot material on Strictly Rhythm and Sol Power Sound. Here, he pops up on Detroit Swindle's Heist imprint with another strong collection of hazy, low-slung deep house shufflers. He begins with the loose, cheesecake-rich warmth of "The Door", before dipping the tempo a little on the funk-infused groove jam "Glimpse Of Light". There's a pleasingly bluesy feel about the bold and melodious "UV Lights", while "Wakee" offers a nu disco-influenced take on Detroit Beatdown. Mr Tophat's dense, deliciously percussive remix of "The Door" completes an excellent package.
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QS002
QS 002
11 Jul 16
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S3A - "Antois Benime" - (5:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ponty Mython - "Lovin You Is A Pleasure" - (5:44) 115 BPM
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NY*AK - "Lovess" - (7:42) 100 BPM
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D-Ribeiro - "Mansa II" - (5:22) 124 BPM
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Review: Complete with superhero comic book cover art, Quartet Series go on to explain that for the second outing in their Series, French fry and Parisian Concrete resident S3A (Sampling As An Art, Faces) infuses the good guys with some positive energy. They're not wrong; this one is reminiscent of MCDE's Raw Cuts series; pure disco cut-up goodness. Ponty Mython's "Lovin' You Is A Pleasure" goes for more of the tropical, low-slung house vibe to fuel exotic daydream fantasies while Newcastle's NY*AK does slo-mo house good a proper covered in the right amount of dust and smokiness.
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Menace II Society
UTTU 063
08 Jul 16
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I've Always Liked Grime - (6:48) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Black Palms - (5:24) 125 BPM
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Menace II Society - (6:39) 128 BPM
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Played by: Jakobin & Domino
Review: Jordan Alexander's been rinsing it under his Mall Grab moniker, and every release since his debut back in 2015 has been hotly tipped by us here at Juno towers. EP's for Church, 1080p and Collect-Call have now earned him a spot on Unknown To The Unknown, one of our favourite labels and surely one of the most diverse, too. "I've Always Like Grime", as the name implies, is a house track made by someone who listened to high doses of Crazy Titch and Plastician back in the day, but "Black Palms" does its best to distance itself from the UK thanks to some pretty nasty acid bumps, and "Menace II Society" heads to Chicago with its singular vocal sample and dusty house flex. Sick!
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Soften The Wireless EP
HEIST 017
09 May 16
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Khan's Bargain - (5:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Khan's Bargain (Tom Noble remix) - (7:11) 120 BPM
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The Blues - (6:55) 128 BPM
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It Won't Be Long - (5:53) 124 BPM
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Varkala - (6:32) 119 BPM
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Review: Nebraska has been a busy boy of late, delivering killer material on both Mister Saturday Night and Delusions of Grandeur. Here he dons his favourite balaclava and joins Detroit Swindle's Heist. He begins with the groovy, loose and low-slung disco-house bump of "Khan's Bargain", which is also brilliantly remixed by obscure boogie specialist Tom Noble. The tempo increases dramatically on the wide-eyed deep house sprint of "The Blues", before Nebraska enhances his Balearic house credentials thanks to the blissful synthesizer arpeggio lines and swirling chords of "It Won't Be Long". The spacey, string-drenched shuffle of "Varkala" draws a fine EP to a close.
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Correspondant Compilation 04
CORRESPONDANT SP 04
10 Jun 16
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Die Wilde Jagd - "Drachenfels" - (8:16) 99 BPM
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Vox Low - "I Am A Strange Machine Sometimes" - (7:49) 50 BPM
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Chida - "Aoyama Tunnel" - (6:02) 54 BPM
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Gilad Kahana - "Africa Sheli" (Red Axes remix) - (7:35) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Javi Redondo - "Narcotic Luv" - (7:08) 118 BPM
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Axel Boman - "The Chains Of Liberty" - (6:51) 111 BPM
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Man Power - "Cine" - (5:26) 100 BPM
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Borusiade - "Nihilist Conga" - (4:49) 100 BPM
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Autarkic - "Accidents" - (6:41) 116 BPM
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Jonathan Kusuma - "Metro Mini" - (5:42) 113 BPM
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Init - "Prelog Strain" - (6:53) 117 BPM
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Dollkraut - "Bonnie Said" - (3:36) 52 BPM
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Yovav - "Running Wave" - (4:19) 110 BPM
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Rina - "Pianista" - (6:50) 52 BPM
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Kiwi - "Cormorant" - (6:13) 117 BPM
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Social Housing
HTH 058D
10 Jun 16
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Ode To A Broken Heart - (3:58) 114 BPM
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The Landsberger Funk - (7:00) 113 BPM
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Fantasy - (4:04) 127 BPM
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Tim's Keys (feat Timothy Blake) - (6:31) 123 BPM
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I'm So Glad (feat Jocelyn Brown - Satisfied mix) - (5:01) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Summer Memory - (7:27) 117 BPM
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Six Sixty Groove - (5:20) 127 BPM
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Locked Out - (5:25) 119 BPM
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Feel The Music - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Wake Up, Baby! - (6:03) 117 BPM
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Something In Yr Head - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Apple Of My Eye (feat Timothy Blake) - (5:35) 125 BPM
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Review: Such has been the rise of Marquis Hawkes in recent times that this debut album must mark as one of the most anticipated house sets of 2016. Happily, Social Housing is a superb showcase not only for Hawkes' talents, but also his understanding of house music in its' many myriad forms. The album does include, of course, a sprinkling of jackin' workouts, but these are outnumbered by such thrilling chunks of loved-up positivity as the Tiger & Woods style loop funk of "Fantasy", the Theo Parrish-ish jazz fuzziness of "Summer Memory", and the cheeky, Todd Edwards style cut-up garage of "Something In Yr Head" [sic]. The album's most potent moment, though, is "I'm So Glad", a collaboration with Jocelyn Brown that already ranks among 2016's most potent tunes.
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Beware Of The Dog/Truly
AUDAZ 121
11 Jul 16
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Alkalino - "Beware Of The Dog" - (6:46) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tico Torres - "Truly" - (5:07) 125 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino
Review: Tico Torres is officially the drummer of Bon Jovi. However it appears that in his downtime he likes to produce underground dance music. Here he teams up with Audaz boss Alkalino for a short, sharp two-track single. The latter rocks up first to deliver "Beware Of The Dog", a super cool, sultry tech-house sizzler with echoes of Good Life and the kind of ominous vocal samples found in early rave. Torres meanwhile, delivers a more wholesome retro jam, "Truly", which delivers a swinging '60s groove complete with Hammond organs.
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The Roundup Pt 2
HEIST 013
09 Nov 15
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Fouk - "Lefty's Bar" (Brame & Hamo remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brame/Hamo - "Hotshot" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 119 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "You're Out Of Your Element" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
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Detroit Swindle - "Alright We'll Be" (M ono remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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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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Turn It Out
DOGD 52
06 May 16
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Turn It Out (Dave Aju remix) - (4:51) 123 BPM
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Turn It Out (feat Dave Aju) - (4:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Boogie Down (feat Erik Rico - Laurence Guy remix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
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For Bae - (6:26) 119 BPM
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Review: Scott Moncrief's quietly confident debut album Columbising has been one of the sleeper hits of 2016, with the Sheffield-based East Midlander serving up an effortlessly soulful set that joins the dots between hip-hop, broken beat, boogie, and U.S deep house. This follow-up EP showcases one of the album's highlights, Dave Aju collaboration "Turn It Out." Aju takes the deliciously loose and live-sounding original - all jumpy clavinet lines, swinging deep house drums and urgent vocals - and turns it into a stripped-back, heavily electronic broken house gem. Elsewhere, Lawrence Guy delivers a wonderfully warm, rich and soulful deep house interpretation of Erik Rico hook-up "Boogie Down", before Moncrief enlists the honeyed-tonsils and impeccable piano playing skills of regular collaborator Pete Simpson, on the jazzy gospel-house deepness of "For Bae".
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Diffraction EP
VIS 291
17 Jun 16
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Folded Reality - (6:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moving Up - (5:31) 125 BPM
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Stills - (8:04) 123 BPM
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Chase - (6:29) 124 BPM
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LZD IV
WOLFEP 034
01 Jul 16
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Tide In - (6:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Channel - (4:21) 119 BPM
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Pelagos - (7:23) 123 BPM
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Tide Out - (6:19) 125 BPM
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Review: Having previously plied their trade on ManMakeMusic, Christian Piers and Leon Vynehall have been persuaded to bring their Laszlo Dancehall project to Wolf Music. Happily, this first collaborative effort since the tail end of 2013 is every bit as essential as its' three predecessors. They begin with the baggy deep house grooves, stretched-out chords and bustling bass of the hypnotic "Tide In", before adding booming sub-bass and twinkling keys to the jazzy, Andres style swing of "Channel". "Pelagos" is a little bolder percussively, but still revolves around organic, jammed-out keys (not to mention some subtle disco drum samples), while "Tide Out" offers a thrilling, everything-but-the-kitchen sink take on the EP's opening track.
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Planet FMDX Part 1
ROYAL 34
08 Jul 16
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Planet FMDX (mix 909) - (6:27) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Planet FMDX (mix 707) - (7:19) 123 BPM
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Visitors - (5:57) 122 BPM
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The Cube - (7:29) 125 BPM
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Played by: Marquez Ill
Review: Dutch Veteran Gerd's career stretches back an impressive 22 years. Planet F.D.M.X Pt 1 sees him return to Clone's retro-futurist Royal Oak offshoot for the first time in five years. Interestingly, opener "Planet F.D.M.X (909)" doffs a cap to early Warp "bleep and bass" releases, while also paying tribute to the spacey techno sounds of Detroit. There's a slightly more Larry Heard feel to the accompanying "707" mix of the same track, with deliciously deep chords and bright stabs accompanying a "Can You Feel It" style groove. On the flip, he's in full on space mode on the wonderfully attractive and rubbery "Visitors", while "The Cube" bounces along on a wave of vintage acid style refrains, jackin' beats and dreamy, drawn-out chords.
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20 Years Of Freerange Pt One
FRD 214
24 Jun 16
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KiNK - "Roads" - (7:11) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tim Toh & Ranavalona - "All I See" (Jimpster remix) - (6:15) 118 BPM
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The New Tower Generation - "Eyes Don't Lie" - (6:36) 116 BPM
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Luv Jam & Jimpster - "We Play Pads" - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Review: This year marks two decades since Jamie 'Jimpster' Odell founded Freerange Records. To celebrate 20 years in the game, Odell has put together a five-disc vinyl boxset of previously unheard material, which is also being released on a number of digital EPs. There's much to admire on this first volume, from the hazy deep house chug of KiNK's "Roads", and the glitchy, broken-house thrills of Odell's Jimpster remix of Tim Toh & Ranavalona's "All I See", to the loose, jazzy deepness of The New Tower Generation's "Eyes Can See". Best of all, though, is "We Play Pads", a wonderfully deep, melodious, hazy and evocative chunk of boogie-influenced deep house from Luv Jam & Jimpster.
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Lidl Girl
HOTC 079
17 Jun 16
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POPOF - "Lidl Girl" (original mix) - (4:29) 123 BPM
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Lidl Girl (Kerri Chandler remix) - (5:49) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lidl Girl (Magda remix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Lidl Girl (Carl Cox remix) - (6:08) 126 BPM
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Lidl Girl (Shaun Reeves & Tuccillo remix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
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20 Years Of Freerange Pt Two
FRD 215
01 Jul 16
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Andre Lodemann - "Last Exit" - (7:49) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Squares - "Spark's Entry" - (7:08) 112 BPM
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Tony Lionni - "Woman" - (6:33) 121 BPM
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Sam Matters - "Your Mind" - (6:33) 121 BPM
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Pedre Son Eclat
FBR 042D
29 Apr 16
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Pedre Son Eclat - (6:21) 118 BPM
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Pedre Son Eclat (Man Power remix) - (6:53) 121 BPM
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You Feel It - (5:54) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tears - (5:20) 116 BPM
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Review: Ron & Neil is an all-star collaboration between old buddies Jim "Ron Basejam" Baron (Crazy P), and Rack 'N' Ruin boss man Neil Diablo. Pedre Son Aclat marks the project's first appearance, with the three original tracks sitting somewhere between shimmering nu-disco, sparkling powder house, and disco-influenced grooves. The title track sets the tone, layering up colourful synthesizer chords and melodies. While tasty, Man Power's bubbly, Balearic style revision - all analogue synths, cheap drum machine hits and sleazy vocals - is arguably more satisfying. "You Feel It" is a creepy, low-slung deep house/disco hybrid blessed with killer percussive flourishes and a weighty punk funk bassline, while "Tears" is a glassy-eyed fusion of warehouse-friendly electronics and disco-funk hedonism.
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Looking For Mushrooms EP
DIRT 098
27 Jun 16
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Looking For Mushrooms (feat Das Eb) - (7:24) 122 BPM
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Tsukiji - (7:39) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Octocat - (7:02) 124 BPM
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Red Fox - (8:57) 120 BPM
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Review: Dirt3000's unstoppable force known as Dirt Crew is back with Berlin local tech house hero Tigerskin, who enlists a bit of help from Grambow on the smooth and melodic deep house of "Looking For Mushrooms (featuring Das Eb)". On "Tsukiji" they go for more of an uplifting house tune complete with swing fuelled rhythm, happy pianos and bumpy bassline that'd make even Kollektiv Turmstrasse stand up and notice! "Octocat" goes for something techier, darker and low-slung; better for the afterhours and finally "Red Fox" goes for more of the hazy and esoteric vibe that'll help you drift like a Crosstown Rebels or All Day I Dream track.
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Paper Cuts #3
PAPDLA 211
09 Jun 16
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Kimo - "Whirl" (original mix) - (6:57) 115 BPM
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Diskobeistet - "Gammal Morro" (original mix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
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Mezman - "TNA" (original mix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
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Ralph Myerz presents REC - "Dirty Diva" (feat Nomi Ruiz - Ralph Myerz remix) - (7:02) 121 BPM
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Flash Atkins/2 Billion Beats - "Wilco" (original mix) - (7:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Neil Quigley - "Loops For Peace" (original mix) - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Acid House Creator" (original mix) - (7:36) 115 BPM
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Doc L Junior - "Twilight" (original mix) - (8:50) 115 BPM
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Kit Tacchini - "New York Steak Of Mind" (original mix) - (5:40) 120 BPM
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De Fantastiske To - "Folk Og Ferie" (original mix) - (7:38) 120 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "The Moodyman" (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:44) 122 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Drug Empire" (original mix) - (6:22) 116 BPM
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Daco - "Meine Killer" (feat Die Hexen - original mix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Leon Sweet - "Zed" (original mix) - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Ralph Myerz/The Kosmik Diamondz - "Lett Sommarmat" (original mix) - (7:54) 125 BPM
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Kit Tacchini - "Bada Boom" (original mix) - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Kimo - "Born Out" (original mix) - (7:48) 118 BPM
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De Fantastiske To - "Dragsug" (original mix) - (8:47) 110 BPM
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Leon Sweet - "Below" (original mix) - (9:45) 112 BPM
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Diskobeistet - "Birkelunden" (original mix) - (7:09) 120 BPM
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Richard Seaborne - "Times Are Hard" (Chris Massey 4am remix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Daco - "Struck Out" (original mix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys" (original mix) - (6:24) 110 BPM
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De Fantastiske To - "Monokrom" (feat Ost - original mix) - (8:05) 120 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "Apollo 303" (original mix) - (7:06) 108 BPM
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Ralph Myerz/The Kosmik Diamondz - "Acid 4 Eddie" (original mix) - (14:10) 114 BPM
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Weedyman - "Feel It" (original mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Rave-Enka - "Antibac" (original mix) - (9:54) 108 BPM
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Richard Seaborne - "Let's Get Serious" (Flash Atkins' Balls To The Wall mix) - (8:42) 119 BPM
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Review: Weighing in at a whopping 29 tracks deep, the latest instalment in the re-born Paper Recordings' label compilation series, Paper Cuts, is something of a sprawling epic. It draws mostly on material released over the last two years, which has seen a dramatic increase in the volume of label missives. Taking in a wide array of house, disco and Balearic flavours, it's tightly packed with dancefloor-friendly treats. Highlights are, of course, plentiful, from the cheery Scandolearic shuffle of Diskobeistet's "Gammal Morro" and the dreamy deep house throb of Neil Quigley's gorgeous "Loops For Peace", to the wonky rave revivalism of Flash Atkins' "Drug Empire", and the sparkling Italo-disco revivalism of Leon Sweet's "Below".
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In Reverse EP
HEIST 015
29 Feb 16
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More Everything Please - (7:00) 124 BPM
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Future Imperfect - (8:12) 126 BPM
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Howsmusic - (7:36) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Reverse - (7:53) 119 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Detroit Swindle has been on a great run of form, with last year's The Punch Drunk EP amongst their strongest work to date. This first missive of 2016 is equally as strong, offering four chunks of heavy dancefloor ammunition. "More Everything Please" sees them pepper a chunky house groove with restless disco cowbells and rolling, off-kilter organ riffs, while "Future Imperfect" sounds like their take on humid, tropical-influenced deep house. Elsewhere, there's a comforting warmth and hazy funk about woozy deep house stomper "Howsmusic", and the disco-sampling "In Reverse" sits somewhere between a locked-in disco-house thumper, and the looser, more soulful work of Detroit's Andras.
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Frangipan To L.A. EP
FBR 043D
10 Jun 16
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Luca Frangipan (Main mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Luca Frangipan (dub mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
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Groovin To LA (Main mix) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Groovin To LA (dub mix) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Review: Given their extensive shared musical history and influences, you'd expect this hook-up between former Classic/Music For Freaks types Luke Solomon and Jonny Rock to contain some belting cuts. Predictably, it does. Dancefloor sweatiness is guaranteed from the start, via the undulating, Moroder-inspired bass guitar, spacey electronics, clipped guitars and dense disco percussion of "Luca Frangipan", and its' suitably trippy, more heavily electronic companion Dub. There's a breezier, looser feel to "Groovin' To La", which expertly teases out soulful vocal samples and soaring strings atop a bouncy Italo-disco/deep house/classic disco fusion groove. The accompanying Dub mix is, if anything, even stronger. Sadly, this digital version of the EP doesn't feature DJ Fett Burger & Jayda G's killer remix, so you'll have to buy the 12" to get that.
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Call Of The Valley
OUIE 001D
08 Jul 16
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Call Of The Valley - (9:05) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kaya - (8:39) 118 BPM
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Acid Revisited - (7:48) 123 BPM
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Defected Presents House Masters - Todd Terry
826194 332198
24 Jun 16
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Everything But The Girl - "Missing" (Todd Terry remix) - (4:09) 123 BPM
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The Todd Terry Project - "Weekend" (Club version) - (5:46) 123 BPM
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The Jungle Brothers - "I'll House You" (Club mix) - (4:55) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bizzare Inc - "I'm Gonna Get You" (Tee's Urban Dance mix) - (7:00) 123 BPM
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Playgroup - "Front 2 Back" (feat KC Flightt - Todd Terry remix Re-edit) - (6:25) 127 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Something Going On" (feat Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown) - (6:49) 128 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Keep On Jumpin" (feat Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown - Tee's Freeze mix) - (8:55) 124 BPM
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BME - "Pray" (feat Leroy Burgess - Tee's Freeze mix) - (7:53) 123 BPM
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Darryl James & David Anthony - "You Make Me Happy" (feat Fay Victor - Todd Terry Re-edit) - (7:30) 122 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Play On" (feat Tara McDonald - Tee's EQ mix) - (5:11) 128 BPM
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Todd Terry All Stars - "Get Down" (feat Kenny Dope/DJ Sneak/Terry Hunter & Tara Mcdonald - Kenny Dope original) - (5:53) 127 BPM
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Royal House - "Can You Party" (Club mix) - (6:04) 123 BPM
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The Todd Terry Project - "Bango" (To The Batmobile/Club Bang) - (5:26) 82 BPM
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Black Riot - "A Day In The Life" (Club mix) - (5:31) 120 BPM
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Black Riot - "Warlock" (Club mix) - (6:03) 121 BPM
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Masters At Work - "Alright Alright" (Club mix) - (6:34) 116 BPM
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Masters At Work - "Dum Dum Cry" (Dum Club version) - (8:16) 116 BPM
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House Of Gypsies - "Samba" (Tee's Freeze mix) - (5:34) 125 BPM
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Gypsymen - "Babarabatiri" (Tee's Latin mix) - (8:20) 125 BPM
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Gypsymen - "Camarera" - (6:18) 130 BPM
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House Of Gypsies - "Sume Sigh Sey" (Maw remix) - (7:45) 128 BPM
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Dred Stock - "Pump/Dress It" (Rah Freeze mix) - (5:47) 123 BPM
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CLS - "Can You Feel It?" (Music House mix) - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Desire/What I Want" - (6:18) 120 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Put Your Hands Together" - (7:01) 122 BPM
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Todd Terry & Sound Design - "Make The Beat Pound" - (5:34) 125 BPM
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Sax - "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" (feat Elan - Halloween mix) - (4:19) 123 BPM
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Hardhouse - "Check This Out" (Club version) - (5:15) 80 BPM
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Hardhouse - "Voices In My House" (Voice dub) - (6:04) 120 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Rock 2 The Beat" - (7:22) 126 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Drop That" - (6:48) 124 BPM
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Lime Life - "Baby Can You Reach" (original Acetate mix) - (8:08) 126 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Can You Dig It" - (7:14) 126 BPM
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Todd Terry - "Ready To Go" (Tee's InHouse dub) - (5:35) 126 BPM
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Todd Terry & Sound Design - "Razen Theme" - (7:15) 123 BPM
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Review: Defected's ongoing House Masters series should be essential listening for anyone keen to discover more about the recording careers of some of the scene's most iconic producers. Certainly, this latest installment, chronicling NYC legend Todd Terry's finest moments, contains far more hits than misses. At 35 tracks deep, it's a bit of a beast, but features not only all of his best-known productions ("Weekend", "Can You Party", "I'll House You", "Bango (To The Batmobile)", his remix of Everything But The Girl's "Missing"), but also a swathe of lesser-known remixes (A slammin' version of Bizarre Inc's "I'm Gonna Get You"), Dubs (a brilliantly stripped-back version of Hardrive's "Voices Inside My House") and original productions (the hip-house era madness of Black Riot's "Warlock").
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7am In The Afternoon
TOYT 056
11 Jul 16
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7am In The Afternoon - (6:50) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Again & Again - (7:21) 122 BPM
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Lorikeets - (5:39) 123 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Toy Tonics are back with London's Lancelot, who is really on a roll at the moment having appeared on the likes of Freerange, W&O Street Tracks and Arjunadeep to name a few. "7am In The Afternoon" is a tough and dusty serving of deep house with a generous splash of 303 aid squelch. "Again And Again" is smooth and emotive deep house of the techy tip which has deserved him an upcoming release on Freerange while "Lorikeets" goes for some stomping tech house flavour more suited to energized dancefloor moments.
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Cassette EP
TOYT 053
20 Jun 16
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Cassette 2 - (7:01) 124 BPM
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Cassette 7 - (6:50) 122 BPM
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Cassette 2 (COEO remix) - (7:04) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cassette 7 (Carlo remix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Review: Hardworking Italian duo Riccardo Paffetti and Gabriele Michelli have enjoyed a relatively low-key career to date, despite the obvious quality of their chunky, bass-heavy deep house releases. This latest EP for Toy Tronics - their first for a year - is once again packed full of tried-and-tested dancefloor fare. They begin with the hazy, jazz-flecked bump of "Cassette 2", where sparkly keys and delay-laden vocal samples ride a deep and chunky groove, before ramping up the pressure with the robust analogue beats and bleep-era sub-bass of "Cassette 7". COEO adds even more swing to "Cassette 2" on a toe-tapping, hip-wiggling revision, while Carlo turns "Cassette 7" into a low-slung, Derrick Carter style boompty thumper.
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Beautiful / Dub Side 3
YUM 029
24 Jun 16
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Beautiful - (4:30) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dub Side 3 - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Beautiful (Kry Wolf remix) - (5:25) 124 BPM
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Beautiful (Lord Leopard remix) - (5:55) 125 BPM
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Review: Italian electro-pop freaks Crookers are back! They make deep house these days and don't do too badly at it. "Beautiful" features a bossa-jazz flavour over its woozy esoteric beats. "Dub Side 3" is more direct like the name would suggest on this dark and low slung journey track that will appeal to Crosstown Rebels fans. Elsewhere there's a couple more remixes of "Beautiful" which are equally impressive but for our money it's all about Kry Wolf's druggy, party-starting tech house makeover which will get the adrenalin levels peaking with its tough beat, funky bassline and trippy elements all working in harmony.
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20 Years Of Freerange Part Five
FRD 218
22 Jul 16
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Jimpster - "Ceilings" (feat Laura Barrick) - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Brian Ring - "Love Taken Over" - (7:21) 123 BPM
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Clavis - "Cydalise" - (6:32) 123 BPM
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Shur i kan - "Beach Life" - (5:59) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Like its' predecessors, the fifth installment in Freerange's ongoing 20th anniversary EP series contains some killer new cuts. Fittingly, it's label boss Jimpster who leads the charge, encouraging us to sway in the afternoon sunshine on the deep, tactile and woozy "Ceilings" (which also features evocative vocals from Laura Barrick). The water-side, alfresco dancing vibe is accentuated by Shur-I-Kan on "Beach Life", a hazy, wide-eyed trip into symphonic deep house territory that ranks amongst his finest productions to date. Elsewhere, Brian Ring melds Mascara-clad '80s new wave and early Chicago house on the fine "Love Taken Over", while Clavis layers dreamy marimba melodies on top of huggable deep house grooves on the delightful "Cydalise".
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Aus100
AUSDTM 100
08 Jul 16
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Bwana - "VVedding" - (5:01) 140 BPM
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Komon - "Euclidean" - (6:50) 117 BPM
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Cottam - "Brand New" (dub) - (6:19) 114 BPM
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Fold - "All City" - (7:15) 115 BPM
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Marquis Hawkes - "No Rush" - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Timothy Blake - "Soul Without Shame" - (4:46) 122 BPM
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Shenoda - "Minute" - (5:51) 120 BPM
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DJ October - "Drama Queen" - (7:24) 124 BPM
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Pearson Sound - "Standoff" - (6:17) 128 BPM
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Nick Hoppner - "Pnuema" - (5:31) 120 BPM
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Appleblim - "Twinkle" - (5:20) 84 BPM
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Midland - "Decompression Suite" - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Huxley - "Bisto Inferno" - (7:41) 120 BPM
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Sei A - "Wan Hunner" - (6:03) 127 BPM
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Bicep & Hammer - "ARACARI" - (5:00) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sideshow - "Yek Do" - (5:55) 119 BPM
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Youandewan - "Sicko" - (5:17) 124 BPM
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Breach & DJ Dust - "Win Ugly" - (7:40) 123 BPM
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DJ T - "Under The Radar" - (8:06) 123 BPM
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Deetron - "Cycle" - (6:21) 128 BPM
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Will Saul & DJ October - "Dimension One" - (7:30) 121 BPM
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Trevino - "Shimmer" - (8:12) 126 BPM
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Komon & Will Saul - "Circadian" - (6:12) 125 BPM
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Lee Jones - "Nocturne" - (6:03) 124 BPM
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Will Saul - "AUS100" (continuous mix) - (1:17:30) 124 BPM
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Played by: Pablo del Monte, S-File, Abra
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DJ-Kicks (unmixed Tracks)
K7 327DTM
19 Feb 16
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Yaw - "Where Will You Be" - (4:12) 155 BPM
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Cody ChesnuTT - "Serve This Royalty" - (5:42) 84 BPM
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Dopehead - "Guttah Guttah" - (2:35) 87 BPM
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Jitwam - "Keep Your Business To Yourself" - (3:12) 159 BPM
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Talc - "Robot's Return" (Modern Sleepover Part 2) - (5:35) 92 BPM
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Beady Belle - "When My Anger Starts To Cry" - (5:23) 90 BPM
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Shawn Lee - "Kiss The Sky" (feat Nino Moschella) - (3:38) 86 BPM
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Jai Paul - "BTSTU" - (3:33) 90 BPM
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Flying Lotus - "Tea Leaf Dancers" (feat Andreya Triana) - (3:12) 133 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Les Nuits" - (3:42) 95 BPM
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Rich Medina - "Can't Hold Back" (feat Sy Smith - Platinum Pied Pipers remix) - (3:58) 100 BPM
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Julien Dyne - "Stained Glass Fresh Frozen" (feat Mara TK) - (3:58) 101 BPM
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Little Dragon - "Come Home" - (4:13) 110 BPM
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AndrA©s - "El Ritmo De Mi Gente" (feat Lady) - (3:22) 101 BPM
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Fort Knox Five - "Uptown Tricks" (feat Mustafa Akbar - Rodney Hunter remix) - (4:11) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Daniel Bortz - "Cuz You're The One" - (6:25) 111 BPM
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JosA© GonzA?lez - "Remain" - (3:45) 113 BPM
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Big Muff - "My Funny Valentine" - (3:59) 118 BPM
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Les Sins - "Grind" - (5:18) 120 BPM
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Tirogo - "Disco Maniac" - (4:25) 120 BPM
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S L F & Merkin - "Tag Team Triangle" - (9:43) 125 BPM
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Joeski - "How Do I Go On" (feat JesAnnte) - (8:16) 123 BPM
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Kings Of Tomorrow - "Fall For You" (feat April - Sandy Rivera's Classic mix) - (5:37) 123 BPM
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Soulful Session & Lynn Lockamy - "Hostile Takeover" - (4:24) 126 BPM
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Anne Clark - "Our Darkness" - (6:30) 131 BPM
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Peter Digital Orchestra - "Jeux De Langues" - (4:19) 110 BPM
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Noir & Haze - "Around" (Solomun Vox) - (6:58) 115 BPM
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Marcellus Pittman - "1044 Coplin" - (3:59) 119 BPM
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Lady Alma - "It's House Music" - (5:37) 120 BPM
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Daniela La Luz - "Did You Ever" - (6:30) 120 BPM
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DJ-Kicks (continuous DJ mix By Moodymann) - (1:19:46) 122 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Studio K7 has pulled off something of a coup in getting Kenny Dixon Jr. to agree to compile and mix the latest installment in the long-running DJ Kicks series. It is, somewhat remarkably, the legendary Detroiter's first commercially available mix set. This triple-vinyl edition features a whopping 19 cuts - all in unmixed form - from the 30 track mix. Musically, it's a blazed, jazzy, soulful and groovy as you'd expect, and contains a mixture of downtempo beats, nu-jazz and hazy house cuts from the likes of Flying Lotus, Dopehead, Peter Digital Orchestra, Nightmares On Wax, Soulful Session and Lady Alma.
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Osa EP
IV 65
24 Jun 16
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Osa - (5:08) 120 BPM
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Andever - (5:55) 120 BPM
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Nock - (7:20) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Master magician Lorenz Brunner is back as Recondite on Innervisions serving up three perfectly executed dark journey tracks for maximum dancefloor drama. Starting out with the brooding mystery groove of "Osa" whose sombre yet razor sharp melodics guide you down the abyss, he's then on to "Andever" which is a bit more uplifting with some bass driven deepness and haunting bell melodies reminiscent somewhat of the classic sound of German imprint Dial. Finally "Nick" hammers the message home in esoteric and transcendental fashion with its epic and wandering arpeggio backed by trancey atmosphere engineered for total dancefloor bliss.
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Deep Step Part 2
SOULR 0008
04 Aug 14
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Stone Cold Steppaz - "Too Blind" - (6:03) 134 BPM
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Large Joints - "I Can't Wait" - (6:50) 134 BPM
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DTI - "In The Dub Of It" - (5:21) 133 BPM
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Mike Millrain - "Can't Do Without" (Large Joints version) - (4:48) 129 BPM
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Urban Myths - "Without You" - (6:17) 131 BPM
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DJ South Central - "Ghetto Funk" - (5:48) 132 BPM
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Mike Millrain - "I Told You" (Urban Myths remix) - (5:06) 133 BPM
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D-Base - "Good Body Girlz" - (6:16) 134 BPM
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DJ South Central - "Gotta Leave" - (5:52) 133 BPM
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Mike Millrain - "Love All Night" (Urban Myths remix) - (5:16) 129 BPM
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Large Joints - "Friends" (dub plate remix) - (6:28) 131 BPM
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D-Base - "Believe In Yourself" - (6:23) 133 BPM
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DJ South Central - "Wicked Sound" - (6:50) 133 BPM
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Mike Millrain - "Inside Me" (Large Joints remix) - (6:31) 129 BPM
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Stone Cold Steppaz - "Hit 'Em" (dub) - (6:17) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Various Artists - "Deep Step Part 2" (Mike Millrain continuous DJ mix) - (58:59) 134 BPM
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Review: Mike Millrain's Soul Revolution is fast-becoming the number one hotspot for modern garage cuts and funky house belters, and Deep Step Part 2 provides another massive compilation from the label, with Millrain himself appearing on many different tracks throughout. The DJ South Central tunes are the stand-outs for us, bringing together elements of UK bass, house and even a touch of juke to get yourself moving sideways. Another must have for anyone into funky, brain-twisting floor funk!
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Thrills
HVN 035
17 Jun 16
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Thrills - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bailar - (6:13) 116 BPM
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Tightbrass - (5:48) 77 BPM
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Tightbrass (Christian S remix) - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Tightbrass (Christian S Angry dub) - (6:05) 118 BPM
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Thrills (John Talabot Early edit) - (6:11) 120 BPM
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Review: Juan Miguel Bassols first pricked our consciousness way back in 2012, when he delivered a fine debut under the JMII moniker on 100% Silk. He's not released all that much since, making this first appearance on Hivern Discs his highest profile EP to date. There's naturally much to admire amongst the three original productions present, from the stripped-back but melodious acid house shuffle of "Thrills", to the wild lead lines and chugging bottom end of the analogue synth-heavy proto-house snap of "Tightbrass". Christian S provides two tasty reworks of that cut, including a dark and seductive "Angry Dub". A woozy, dreamier John Talabot re-edit of "Thrills" completes an excellent package.
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Solomun (Selected Remixes 2009-2015)
DIYNAMICCD 15
01 Jul 16
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Broken Bells - "Holding On For Life" (Solomun remix) - (4:18) 115 BPM
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Noir & Haze - "Around" (Solomun Vox mix) - (6:58) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ron Carroll & Superfunk - "Lucky Star" (Solomun remix) - (5:27) 120 BPM
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Tiefschwarz - "Corporate Butcher" (feat Mama - Solomun remix) - (5:32) 124 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak - "Let's Go Back" (feat Romanthony - Solomun remix) - (7:12) 123 BPM
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Editors - "Our Love" (Solomun remix) - (5:52) 124 BPM
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Foals - "Late Night" (Solomun remix) - (8:24) 122 BPM
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Lana Del Rey - "West Coast" (Solomun remix) - (8:07) 120 BPM
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Paul Kalkbrenner - "Cloud Rider" (Solomun remix) - (6:33) 123 BPM
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Liu Bei - "Atlas World" (Solomun Day remix) - (6:18) 120 BPM
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Luca C & Brigante - "Flash Of Light" (feat Roisin Murphy - Solomun mix) - (8:08) 118 BPM
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Whilk & Misky - "Clap Your Hands" (Solomun remix) - (4:18) 121 BPM
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Josef Salvat - "Hustler" (Solomun remix) - (4:13) 110 BPM
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Stimming - "Una Pena" (feat Paulo Olarte - Solomun vocal mix) - (9:08) 125 BPM
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Edu Imbernon & Los Suruba - "Punset" (Solomun remix) - (8:46) 125 BPM
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So Phat! - "A Love Bizarre" (Solomun dub remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Blutsbruder" (Solomun remix) - (7:25) 125 BPM
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Elekfantz - "Diggin' On You" (Solomun remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Palm Skin Productions - "Magnetic North" (Solomun remix) - (6:52) 124 BPM
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Claude VonStroke - "The Clapping Track" (Solomun remix) - (7:01) 122 BPM
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Marbert Rocel - "Cornflake Boy" (Solomun dub remix) - (6:18) 125 BPM
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Tiger Stripes - "Hooked" (Solomun remix) - (7:48) 127 BPM
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Tiga & Audion - "Let's Go Dancing" (Solomun remix) - (7:33) 125 BPM
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Gunnar Stiller - "Tiago's Destiny" (Solomun remix) - (5:23) 126 BPM
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Played by: Domshe
Review: Hamburg house hero Solomun presents a couple of dozen remixes compiled between 2009 - 2015 and he's definitely been a busy guy between running the Diynamic label and being quite amusing on Boiler Room Tulum. He takes his deft hand to remixes for pop acts such as Lana Del Rey's "West Coast", Foals "Late Night" and Editors "Our Love" through to Hamburg locals Kollektiv Turmstasse's Berlin legend Paul Kalkbrenner's "Cloudrider" and Tiga & Audion's killer "Let's Go Dancing". And yes his remix of Noir & Haze's "Around" does indeed makes an appearance as well.
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10 Years Of Tsuba Essentials
TSUBACD 031
06 Jun 16
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Kevin Griffiths - "Cantona Kung Fu" - (7:04) 122 BPM
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Moodymanc - "Black Paint" (Larry Heard's After Dark mix) - (7:55) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Okain - "Scream" (Nina Kraviz mix) - (12:41) 120 BPM
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Justin Drake & Kevin Griffiths - "Midnight Special" - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Dyed Soundorom - "Tapioka" - (6:15) 123 BPM
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Franck Roger - "Don't U Know" - (6:33) 122 BPM
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Hector - "Hide" - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Sascha Dive - "Jus Groove" - (10:02) 120 BPM
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Peace Division - "Eh Oh Um" - (8:56) 122 BPM
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Nina Kraviz - "Okain's Scream" (Sebo K mix) - (7:43) 125 BPM
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Detroit Swindle - "That Freak Stuff" - (6:06) 122 BPM
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Federico Molinari - "Party Faktor" (Justin Drake mix) - (8:03) 124 BPM
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Peace Division - "Gotta Have You" (Rozzo mix) - (8:23) 123 BPM
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Aural Distortion - "Plasma" (Peter Dildo mix) - (8:19) 124 BPM
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Moodtrap - "Out Of Time" - (6:39) 122 BPM
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Milton Jackson - "Sub Rosa" - (6:24) 121 BPM
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Tazz - "Underground 07" - (6:47) 123 BPM
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Moodtrap - "Make It Right" - (7:03) 123 BPM
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Ethyl & Huxley - "Reflexions" (Aybee dub) - (5:29) 124 BPM
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Tazz - "Giovanni's Keys" (Matthew Styles mix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
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Spencer Parker - "Neon" (Guy Gerber & David K mix) - (7:10) 127 BPM
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Okain - "O'Clock" (Gerd's Deep mix) - (8:44) 123 BPM
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Kevin Griffiths - "Acid Splash" (Leon Vynehall Translation) - (8:25) 122 BPM
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Mic Newman - "Knickerbocker" - (6:41) 120 BPM
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Jordan Peak - "Kinda Fine" (Steffi mix) - (5:58) 119 BPM
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David K - "73 Tomtom Avenue" (Jimpster remix) - (7:56) 125 BPM
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The Carter Bros - "Loving You Is Easy" - (5:23) 119 BPM
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Fred Everything & Shur-I-Kan - "Common Ground" (dub) - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Huxley - "No Matter What" (MK dub) - (6:49) 122 BPM
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Spencer Parker & Ian Pooley - "Feel The Same" - (6:50) 122 BPM
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Fernando - "Sometimes" - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Kevin Griffiths - "Mojib's Imperial" - (5:55) 116 BPM
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Craig Bratley - "Computer Controlled" (Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold mix) - (8:57) 116 BPM
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Sebo K - "Aquamarine" (Mr Fingers Ultraviolet mix) - (8:42) 119 BPM
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Midnight Special - "Hogs Back" - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Review: Ten years of Tsuba already? The London-based house imprint run by Kevin Griffiths has presented a fine palette over the years showcasing the many shades of house music; deep, techy or otherwise. On 10 Years Tsuba Essentials he presents a series of greatest hits and near misses; the latter thankfully served up on point this time around. Highlights include the darkly emotive hit Moodymanc - "Black Paint" (Larry Heard's After Dark mix), while the man returns under his famous Mr Fingers guise for the stunning rework of Sebo K's "Ultramarine". There's the sleazy afterhours deepness of Sascha Dive "Jus Groove", and Adelaide enfant terribles The Carter Bros with the funky discofied party starter "Lovin' You Is Easy" among many more.
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Running Hot EP
IV 64
13 May 16
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Running Hot - (6:05) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Krystal Close - (5:25) 122 BPM
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Keeping The Book - (5:01) 121 BPM
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Odessa Step Sequence - (8:13) 125 BPM
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Keeping The Book (feat Steve Rachmad - Steve Rachmad version 1) - (5:56) 126 BPM
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Keeping The Book (feat Steve Rachmad - Steve Rachmad version 2) - (5:53) 121 BPM
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Review: On German producer and Aleph label founder Aera's latest release, the coalescing of influences from the past forty years of electronic music is audible. From the early electronic-style noises that warble over the bubbly acid pulse on the title track to the deeper than deep house of "Krystal Close" and the Mathew Jonson-sounding micro-trance melodies of "Keeping the Book", Running Hot is nothing if not adventurous and diverse. Innervisions also deserves praise for its choice of remixer; Steve Rachmad is not the most immediate name one would associate with the German label, but he does a fine job here, turning "Keeping the Book" into a deep, pulsing techno track, accentuating the original version's beautiful spacey-ness.
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Back In The Days
TOYT 046
08 Feb 16
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Back In The Days - (5:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jugendstil - (5:47) 116 BPM
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+++ - (5:47) 123 BPM
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Humbled (Bonus Track) - (7:32) 120 BPM
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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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Stay
DINER 002
15 Jul 16
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Stay - (8:24) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Venus Requiem - (5:57) 115 BPM
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Played by: Jakobin & Domino
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20 Years Of Freerange Part Three
FRD 216
08 Jul 16
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Detroit Swindle - "Race Against The Machine" - (6:42) 124 BPM
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Manuel Tur - "Computer Chess" - (6:15) 119 BPM
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Soul Of Hex - "Jynmu" - (5:46) 120 BPM
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Lancelot - "Tarantism" - (8:19) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Idea
FRD 211
13 May 16
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The Idea (feat Lazarusman) - (8:19) 121 BPM
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The Idea (feat Lazarusman - Frankey & Sandrino remix) - (7:28) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rise - (8:48) 121 BPM
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Review: Hyenah's previous EPs for Freerange, both released back in 2014, portrayed him as the natural heir to both Joe Clausell and Osunlade. "The Idea", featuring fellow deep, Afro-influenced house explorer Lazarusman, only emphasizes this first impression, with a spiritual, spoken word vocal riding a slowly evolving, Innervisions-style deep and techy groove. Frankey & Sandrino push the latter elements to the foreground on their intoxicating, late night interpretation - all spine-tingling breakdowns, swirling electronics and tech-tinged rhythms - before Hyenah delivers the impeccable solo cut "Rise", whose African percussion hits and synthesized marimba melodies perfectly compliment his rolling, soft-touch beats.
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Phreeky
826194 335199
17 Jun 16
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Phreeky (feat Vanessa Daou & Nomi Ruiz) - (5:46) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Can't Stop Dancing (feat Nomi Ruiz) - (5:58) 126 BPM
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Review: Having previously plied his trade on a number of New York-affiliated imprints (Wurst, Night People NYC and Nervous offshoot Nurvous amongst them), Eli Escobar makes his debut on Transatlantic label Classic. Opener "Phreeky" features contributions from regular collaborators Vanessa Daou and Nomi Ruiz, and is little less than a killer combination of classic piano-house grooves, party-starting disco samples, relentless cowbells and choice old school vocal samples. It's something of a belter, all told, and one of Classic's strongest releases of recent times. Escobar continues this retro-futurist feel on the Masters At Work-via-Detroit-and-Chicago vibe of "Can't Stop Dancing", where vibraphone solos and whispered female vocals ride an Andres-styles deep house rhythm.
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Church Volumes 002
CHURCHV 002
03 Jun 16
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DJ Aakmael - "Just A Track" (Part 7) - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Aquarium - "Slow Sunset Drive" - (4:31) 109 BPM
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Laurence Guy - "Wish I Knew" - (5:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Debukas - "Gas & Air" - (6:51) 117 BPM
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Review: We're absolutely loving the deep and soulful grooves of Richmond, Virginia's DJ Aakmael of late. Whether it's on his own Unxposd imprint or London keepers of the new garde Church; who presented us his brilliant Beautiphul EP back a couple of months ago. On Church Volumes 002, he gives us "Just A Track (Part 7)", a dusty deep house jam with soul samples reminiscent of classic Nick Holder. Speaking of which, Laurence Guy goes for the same vibe on "Wish I Knew"; we really liked this smooth, summery and low-slung groove. Honourable mention to Debukas also; on "Gas & Air" he offers up something a bit more on the techy lo-fi tip influenced by early Chicago/Detroit.
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Blush EP
GRD 003
29 Apr 16
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Blush - (6:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Outpost - (6:02) 121 BPM
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Holdup - (5:39) 131 BPM
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Review: Harry Agius aka Midland is back: does he ever find time to sleep? Following up the Akase side project he's involved in with Robbie Redway and some killer releases on Aus Music, Feel My Bicep and of course his own Graded imprint which this appears on; making it the label's third release already. "Blush" is a slow burning and emotive piece with an epic vintage synth arpeggio and soulful strings backed by the most restrained beat. "Outpost" gets a bit more fierce with a tougher beat and a free running arpeggio that reeks havoc much like Carl Craig's classic remix of "Falling Up". Finally "Holdup" hammers the message home gloriously with its off kilter yet hypnotic beat and sombre yet emotive atmosphere.
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Get Lost V
CRMCD 020D
12 Nov 12
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Ammer & Console - "Dann Ist Elektronische Musik An Meinem Ohr" (feat Reinhard Furrer) - (1:34)
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NU - "Man O To" - (9:34) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Normal Brain - "Music" - (4:19) 118 BPM
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Soul Center - "What You're Doin" (Acid Pauli edit) - (5:24) 107 BPM
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Kadebostan - "Love In Looxor" - (6:47) 110 BPM
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Raz Ohara - "El Zahir" (Acid Pauli's Acid dub) - (6:30) 112 BPM
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Gunther Lause - "Mountain" - (8:19) 110 BPM
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Console - "Gruner Raum" - (4:28) 123 BPM
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Jan Turkenburg - "In My Spaceship" - (4:53) 110 BPM
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Acid Pauli & Laura Weider - "Oregano" - (3:48) 114 BPM
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Move D - "Things Will Come (For Those Who Wait)" - (2:38) 118 BPM
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Ian Simmonds - "The Wendelstein Variations" - (8:06) 120 BPM
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Stimming - "November Morning" - (8:26) 114 BPM
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Juno6 - "Dead Cities" (Douglas Greedremix) - (7:47) 120 BPM
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Nicolas Jaar - "Play The Drums For Me" - (2:38) 115 BPM
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NU - "EARTH" - (11:57) 115 BPM
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Stephen Brown - "Cane't 2" - (8:09) 126 BPM
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Acid Pauli - "Farewell Fred" - (8:13) 118 BPM
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Various - "Get Lost" (continuous DJ mix 1 by Acid Pauli) - (1:11:35) 112 BPM
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Acid Pauli - "Music Is Silence" - (5:58) 122 BPM
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Pele & Nico Stojan - "Belladonna" - (7:44) 122 BPM
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Dop - "Foly" (feat Sibiri Samake) - (7:01) 122 BPM
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Dop - "Ikarus" - (10:05) 120 BPM
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Acid Pauli & Nannue Tipitier - "Zeit loschen" - (4:40) 124 BPM
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Gunjah & Nicone - "Peaz, Luv & Harmonium" - (10:00) 123 BPM
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Taron Trekka - "G Samsa" - (5:29)
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Sis - "Machiste" - (12:38) 124 BPM
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Kabale Und Liebe - "Una Y Nada" - (7:28) 125 BPM
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Tempo Di Roma - "Move Your Bones" - (10:08) 124 BPM
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Dirty Doering - "Ete Pluvieux" - (8:57) 124 BPM
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Amirali - "Hear Me" - (6:10) 122 BPM
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Calico Horse - "Idioteque" - (2:54) 119 BPM
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BlackIsBeautiful - "Pergamon" - (8:17) 120 BPM
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Francesca Lombardo - "Is It True" - (6:09) 121 BPM
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Metrika - "Aok Ot" - (5:11) 120 BPM
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Console - "Trainset" - (6:23) 120 BPM
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Monkey Maffia - "I Know You Nms" - (6:32) 126 BPM
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Rayon - "Libanon 7" - (1:37) 108 BPM
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Lou Kasard - "Once Upon" (feat Benno) - (8:08) 118 BPM
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Autechre - "Overand" - (7:30) 120 BPM
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The Band That Never Met - "I'm On Fire" - (4:13) 118 BPM
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Lake Powel - "Bright Eyes, Dirty Hair" - (8:13) 118 BPM
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Various - "Get Lost" (continuous DJ mix 2 by Acid Pauli) - (1:17:47) 121 BPM
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Review: The latest instalment of Crosstown Rebels' long-running Get Lost series comes from odd German deep house/tech house fusionist Acid Pauli, a man who looks more like a hairy Open University geology lecturer than a top-flight DJ. Reflecting Pauli's own style, the compilation's 41 unmixed tracks touch on shuffling, eyes-closed deepness, tactile techno, dream house and tongue-in-cheek silliness (the brilliant space-pop of "In My Spaceship" by Jan Turkenburg. More impressively, there are a string of previously unseen exclusives, including excellent tracks from Nicolas Jaar, Nu and Acid Pauli himself.
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II
KRD 172
15 Jul 16
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Deeper - (5:04) 122 BPM
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Feel Da Muzik - (5:48) 117 BPM
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D.o.n.t. - (5:33) 118 BPM
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The Light - (6:37) 122 BPM
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Last Summer - (7:13) 114 BPM
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Your Love - (5:43) 115 BPM
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Join Hands - (6:40) 120 BPM