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Rivers Of The Red Planet
TARTALB 003
14 Apr 14
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Intro - (2:55)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Itzehoe - (4:55) 118 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Superswiss - (1:09)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Running (feat Wayne Snow) - (4:16)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Jazz 104 - (1:07) 118 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Tamboule Fudgemunk - (6:02) 122 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Quackeljochen - (5:17) 120 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Ohne Erdung - (2:01)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Mulholand Drive - (2:04) 134 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Drums Of Death - (6:07) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Vino Rosetto (album version) - (6:01) 123 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Speed Metal Jesus - (2:13)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Buchsenoffner - (3:39) 115 BPM
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Jane (FArr Hannah) (feat Wayne Snow) - (3:55)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Medley Of The Drifters - (1:37)
Rivers Of The Red Planet by Max Graef on Tartelet Germany Cue Track
Outro - (1:44)
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Played by: Nachtbraker
Review: Riding high on the buzz he has generated in the last twelve months, Max Graef delivers this album to Tartelet as a man very much in demand. His style, fuelled on the foundations of sampling funk and soul to a brilliantly modern end, has more space to breathe on this LP, but still the fundamentals remain. "Itzehoe" struts on a lazy jazzed-out sizzle of drums and beautiful Rhodes notes while "Tamboule Fudgefunk" punches its way through woozy synth work and a righteous beat and "Drums Of Death" struts on a perfect disco groove replete with live instrumentation, but there's a wealth of other tempos and styles all shot through with the homespun jazz charm that Graef has made his own of late.
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Boxed Out
DIRTCD 06
24 Mar 14
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
BYO - (6:34) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
64 Ways (feat Mayer Hawthorne) - (4:44) 115 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Me, Myself & You - (6:44) 115 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Thoughts Of She - (6:06) 122 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Monkey Wrench - (7:16) 111 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Shotgun - (5:55) 122 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Center Of Gravity (feat Sandra Amarie) - (5:46) 117 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
For The Love Of - (3:44)
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
The Fat Rat - (6:45) 122 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
He's Just This Guy, You Know? - (5:59) 124 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Huh, What! - (5:59) 123 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
F6 - (6:53) 124 BPM
Boxed Out by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
You, Me, Here, Now - (4:53)
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Review: It's been a swift rise for Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets, the Amsterdam-based pair known as Detroit Swindle, since they first appeared together across a clutch of 12"s in 2012. Though Detroit Swindle have graced Tsuba, Heist, Freerange and Murmur over this period, it's Dirt Crew Recordings they are most closely associated with so it makes perfect sense for Dales and Smeets to issue their debut LP on the German label. Boxed Out features some thirteen tracks and features guest spots from Mayer Hawthorne and Sandra Amarie. The horizontal beatdown of "You, Me, Here, Now" and Quantic sampling "Thoughts Of She" are highlights.
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Back But Half Remixes
APERSONAL 15
31 Mar 14
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
Back But Half (Lauer remix) - (6:39) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
Botle Of Mine (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
LA Melody (Session Victim remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
Back But Half Remixes by Egyptian Nipples on Apersonal Music Cue Track
Weekend Lover (Luvless remix) - (6:31) 115 BPM
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Review: After successfully releasing the debut of EGYPTIAN NIPPLES (duo act formed by Massimiliano Pagliara and Jules Etienne) with the 5 track EP "BACK BUT HALF" Apersonal Music now reveals the remix pack for the mini-album, commissioning 4 experienced producers seeking to maintain the high quality and old school vibe of the original tracks. German producer Lauer maintains the old school US vibe of "Back But Half", while Jay Shepheard gives a clubby dancefloor twist to the electro gem "Bottle Of Mine". Session Victim (Retreat / Delusions Of Grandeur) wisely understood the coastal vibe of the original EP (and album cover) by remixing "L.A. Melody" towards a Caribbean taste with a Berlin vibe. Last but not least, Luvless (Rose Records / Razor N Tape) takes "Weekend Lover" and transformes it into a dreamy sound blaster for that special moment in your DJ set. Someone said after party?
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Give It All
FF 049
14 Apr 14
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Give It All - (5:00)
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Give It All (bass mix) - (5:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Came Into My Life - (4:37)
Give It All by Nu Era on Four40 Cue Track
Source - (5:50)
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Review: With their influences ranging from chart-baiting house music to skippy garage and deeper moods, Nu Era stride forth on their debut single for Four40 as representatives of the West Midlands scene. "Give It All" screams crossover appeal with its canny mix of vocals, strings and chords precision placed for maximum ear-worming, while the "Bass Mix" brings a much ruder underground twist on the track. "Came Into My Life" rides a more electro influenced beat but keeps the cheerful melodic elements and chipmunk vocal slices present and correct, leaving it to "Source" to bring a techno edge to proceedings with its nasty synth line and strict 4/4 jack.
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Music For The Uninvited
302402 4D
24 Mar 14
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Inside The Deku Tree - (3:59) 120 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Goodthing - (6:24) 123 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Be Brave, Clench Fists - (6:45) 122 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Pier Children - (6:15) 125 BPM
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
It's Just (House Of Dupree) - (8:45) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
Christ Air - (3:19)
Music For The Uninvited by Leon Vynehall on 3024 Cue Track
St Sinclair - (3:51) 122 BPM
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Review: Martyn's 3024 label returns with an extensive collection of works from rising UK house man Leon Vynehall. Originally debuting on Well Rounded Records' Housing Project sub-label back in 2012 with the Mauve EP, Vynehall has since become one of the UK's most in-demand of the new wave of young house producers, releasing subsequent records for George Fitzgerald's ManMakeMusic and Will Saul's Aus as well as collaborating with blog house survivor A1 Bassline under the Laszlo Dancehall alias. Having debuted on 3024 with last year's Open platter, Vynehall is back with Music For The Uninvited, a seven-track collection of tracks supposedly inspired by rides to school in his mother's car as a child in which he would listen to "mixed hip-hop, funk & electro tapes, Janet Jackson albums, Style Council and Stiff Little Fingers". Whilst there is plenty of the individual house sound Vynehall has developed on offer here ("It's Just (House Of Dupree)" is a certified jam) there are also more tranquil moments to bask in such as "Inside The Deku Tree" and "St Sinclair" which bookend this excellent release.
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Feeling Good
GF 003
11 Apr 14
Feeling Good by DeejayKul on Basic Fingers Cue Track
Feeling Good (DeejayKul meets Soultechnic Deepa mix) - (7:57) 124 BPM
Feeling Good by DeejayKul on Basic Fingers Cue Track
Feeling Good (Classic Love Deep mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Edit fiends Basic Fingers usually reserve their tastiest material for the occasionally used Gold Finger offshoot. That's arguably the case here, as Deejaykul delivers a sumptuously deep and soulful house interpretation of the much-played "Feeling Good" (think Nina Simone, though this version has a delicious male vocal). The A-side DeejayKul meets Soultechnic Deepa mix is particularly potent, with intricate Latin percussion, smooth pads and sensual vocal riding an effortlessly sunny groove. There's a bit more vintage US garage on the other track, where the Classic Love Deep mix laces soft-focus chords and classic organs over a typically skippy groove. Impeccable stuff, all told.
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Linda's Theme
AUS 1458
31 Mar 14
Linda's Theme by Tom Demac on Aus Music Cue Track
Linda's Theme - (6:57) 122 BPM
Linda's Theme by Tom Demac on Aus Music Cue Track
Vocoders Revenge - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Linda's Theme by Tom Demac on Aus Music Cue Track
Day's With Poly - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Review: Having made his Aus debut last year, restless producer Tom Demac makes his return to Will Saul's ever-dependable stable of talent with Linda's Theme. The title track is a raucous combination of raw, off-kilter drums and resonant 303 bass in the Gerry Read mould, characterised by its bold sample which sounds like it was ripped from a lost psychedelic 7" from the 1960s. "Vocoder's Revenge" is a little more what we'd expect from the producer, combining deep, sleazy sub bass and the titular vocoder which sounds like a codeine addled Daft Punk, while "Days with Poly" starts out as a stern tech house bumper before travelling into more emotive territory thanks to its soulful female vocal and warm pads. For peak time house fare, you'll find little better this month, that's for sure.
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SAVED100
SAVED 100
25 Mar 14
Ids Ate My Ego by Alex Tepper on Saved Cue Track
Alex Tepper - "Ids Ate My Ego" - (7:33) 124 BPM
Around You by Gary Beck on Saved Cue Track
Gary Beck - "Around You" - (5:08) 125 BPM
Say What by Gary Beck on Saved Cue Track
Gary Beck - "Say What" (Adam Beyer remix) - (9:01) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Illin by Julien Chaptal on Saved Cue Track
Julien Chaptal - "Illin" (Tom Trago remix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
Everyday Weekend by Lauren Lane on Saved Cue Track
Lauren Lane - "Everyday Weekend" - (7:25) 123 BPM
Darkness Of Change by Leon & Toky aka Superhero on Saved Cue Track
Leon & Toky aka Superhero - "Darkness Of Change" (Paolo Roccos Late Morning dub) - (7:02) 123 BPM
Supersnout by Mark Broom on Saved Cue Track
Mark Broom - "Supersnout" (Danny Daze LSD mix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
Frame Of Mind by Mark Fanciulli on Saved Cue Track
Mark Fanciulli - "Frame Of Mind" - (6:39) 124 BPM
Sacrifice by Mark Fanciulli on Saved Cue Track
Mark Fanciulli - "Sacrifice" (Nic Fanciulli remix) - (7:35) 123 BPM
The Social by Nic Fanciulli on Saved Cue Track
Nic Fanciulli - "The Social" - (7:43) 123 BPM
Feel It by Nic Fanciulli/&ME on Saved Cue Track
Nic Fanciulli/&ME - "Feel It" - (7:25) 124 BPM
Back by Philip Bader on Saved Cue Track
Philip Bader - "Back" - (7:45) 124 BPM
Getting Lost by Philip Bader on Saved Cue Track
Philip Bader - "Getting Lost" (Just Be In The Music mix) - (7:23) 123 BPM
Anger Management by Robert Dietz on Saved Cue Track
Robert Dietz - "Anger Management" - (8:54) 125 BPM
The Look by Spencer Parker feat Dan Beaumont on Saved Cue Track
Spencer Parker feat Dan Beaumont - "The Look" (Directors Cut Signature mix) - (8:00) 122 BPM
Get Loose by Stacey Pullen on Saved Cue Track
Stacey Pullen - "Get Loose" - (6:43) 123 BPM
Reaching by Steve Mac on Saved Cue Track
Steve Mac - "Reaching" (Joris Voorn rework) - (6:12) 125 BPM
This Place by Subb-an on Saved Cue Track
Subb-an - "This Place" (Samul remix) - (6:02) 124 BPM
Song Bird by Terrence Parker on Saved Cue Track
Terrence Parker - "Song Bird" - (7:53) 130 BPM
Matters by &ME on Saved Cue Track
&ME - "Matters" (Mark Fanciulli remix) - (7:26) 123 BPM
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Painted Lady EP
DOGD 36
04 Apr 14
Painted Lady EP by Franc Spangler on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Painted Lady - (7:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Painted Lady EP by Franc Spangler on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Lumpsucker - (5:47) 120 BPM
Painted Lady EP by Franc Spangler on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Camberwell Beauty - (6:12) 115 BPM
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Review: With just one other record consigned to the project it's not often we witness label boss Jimpster turning his hand to his discofied alias on Delusions Of Grandeur. Any keen followers of the label will be more than satisfied with the vibe on offer, as a slower kind of house groove takes hold for three tracks infused with spiritual sampling, starting with the wistful, soulful tones of "Painted Lady". "Lumpsucker" has a stronger electronic vein running through its core, matching Chicago drums and snaking arpeggios with washes of chords to keep the mood mellow, before "Camberwell Beauty" scrubs out the edges and drifts deep down into a sumptuous pillow of laconic house.
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E Versions #1
MERC 013
17 Mar 14
E Versions #1 by E Versions on Merc Cue Track
Mingo - (11:35) 119 BPM
E Versions #1 by E Versions on Merc Cue Track
Kahn - (11:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: E Versions is a brand new edit-focused offshoot of Merc, seemingly allowing label boss Mark E an outlet for some of his unreleased reworks. Given the title, the spotters out there might easily guess what the source material for "Kahn" is, and it immediately calls to mind all those great reworks the Midlands-based producer did for Jiscomusic, Running Back and Golf Channel in the pre-disco edit flood era. It's complemented by "Mingo" which is much more indicative of the brand of hypnotic machine music Mark E is currently specialising in, and will appeal to fans of drums!!!
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Phase Seq One
HOME TAPING 18
14 Apr 14
Phase Seq One by Simba on Home Taping Is Killing Music Cue Track
Phase Seq One (original mix) - (8:25) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Phase Seq One by Simba on Home Taping Is Killing Music Cue Track
Phase Seq One (The Black Madonna's Lost In Chicago mix) - (7:56) 115 BPM
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Review: Surprisingly little information exists online about new Home Taping artist Simba. BY the sounds of "Phase Seq One", though, he's something of a talent. You see, "Phase Seq One" is deep, crackly, woozy and soulful, sounding not unlike the heady productions of Detroit heavyweights Andres and Moodymann - all warm loops, bumpin' beats, classic soul vocal samples and just the right amount of filter tweakery. As debuts go (assuming this is his debut), it's pretty damn hot. The Black Madonna delivers the obligatory remix, stripping back the original and adding a little more drum machine oomph to the beats. The resultant version - blessed with occasional intricate keys and the usual BM Chicago soul - is something of a late night triumph.
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Lost
TOYT 018
07 Apr 14
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Lost - (5:28) 120 BPM
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Lost (NT89 remix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Klum - (6:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Rise - (5:53) 122 BPM
Lost by Whitesquare on Toy Tonics Cue Track
Stand - (5:09) 126 BPM
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Played by: Ricardo Baez
Review: Having previously signaled his intent with a couple of tracks on split EPs, Rome-based producer Whitesquare presents his debut solo EP for Toytronics. His style sits somewhere between vintage analogue house and the deep modern tech-house of fellow Italians Tale of Us, with added deep house dreaminess liberally spooned into the mix. It's a sound that's never less than enveloping, and highlights are pleasingly plentiful. Choose between the yearning, late night haziness of "Lost", the tactile riffs and tweaked acid bass of "Klum", the stripped-back late night bass pleasure of "Rise", and the booming, garage-influenced strut of "Stand". If that's not enough, the NT89 remix of "Lost" is also a bit of a peach.
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On My Mind (remixes)
BR 015
30 Mar 14
On My Mind (remixes) by Royal T/Flava D on Butterz Cue Track
On My Mind (version one) - (6:29) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
On My Mind (remixes) by Royal T/Flava D on Butterz Cue Track
On My Mind (version two) - (3:37) 136 BPM
On My Mind (remixes) by Royal T/Flava D on Butterz Cue Track
On My Mind (version three) - (4:57) 125 BPM
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Review: Royal T and Flava D step out with their first collaborative outing. An outing that's been so fruitful, it's spawned three different versions. Rub one is all about the classic 4/4 UKG vibes as the beats slap and tickle beneath a series of jazzy organ hits. The much darker, ruder rub two flexes back to the turn of the century when grime, breaks and garage were enjoying one of the finest three-ways UK music has ever experienced. Finally we hit rub three, all foaty, skippy and dreamy, it's a two-step journey into the most luxuriant of dancefloor pastures. What a collaboration, we've got Royal T and Flava D on our minds in a major way!
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Ghana
LOFT 002
14 Apr 14
Ghana by Dorsia on LOFT Cue Track
Ghana (original mix) - (6:30) 118 BPM
Ghana by Dorsia on LOFT Cue Track
Ghana (HNNY remix) - (4:55) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ghana by Dorsia on LOFT Cue Track
Ghana (Jay Shepheard remix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Ghana by Dorsia on LOFT Cue Track
Ghana (Roberto Rodriguez remix) - (7:23) 118 BPM
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Review: For their second outing, LOFT Records have turned to London-based rising stars Dorsia. The duo is on fine form on "Ghana", an attractive chunk of bass-heavy, tech-tinged deep house that benefits greatly from a superb cut-up vocal, subtle melodies and just the right amount of winding analogue electronics. The remix package is impressive, too, with Jay Shepheard's foreboding, gently sweaty take - all acid bass, rising chords and US garage era organ stabs - just edging out Roberto Rodriguez's deep, woozy, enveloping version as our personal favourite. That said, HNNY's loose, analogue-heavy deep house revision is pretty tasty, too.
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Octofiga EP
SCCUCCI 008
21 Mar 14
Lover's Theme by Coeo on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Coeo - "Lover's Theme" - (7:56) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Instrument by Mirage Man Feat Skwirl on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Mirage Man Feat Skwirl - "Instrument" - (7:02) 120 BPM
Moat by Mella Dee on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Mella Dee - "Moat" - (7:21) 124 BPM
Road Trippy by Timmy P on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Timmy P - "Road Trippy" - (6:03) 123 BPM
Doing Keys by Jack Fell Down on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Jack Fell Down - "Doing Keys" - (5:42) 122 BPM
Blue Drop by Funk Butcher on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Funk Butcher - "Blue Drop" - (5:44) 120 BPM
Believe In Love by James Fox on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
James Fox - "Believe In Love" - (6:04) 117 BPM
We Could by Will Berridge on Sccucci Manucci Cue Track
Will Berridge - "We Could" - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Review: The eighth release on Sccucci Manucci sees the imprint pack a hefty eight productions that traverse various house sounds from around the world onto two slabs of handstamped wax. From Coeo's bouncy and vocal track through to Mella Dee's dark and distinctively UK-centric track the label has tried to explore the sheer wealth of production talent on offer at the moment.
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Illumination (Remixed)
PH 32RMXD
04 Apr 14
Illumination (Remixed) by Erol Alkan on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
A Hold On Love (Tom Trago Tokyo mix) - (7:20) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Illumination (Remixed) by Erol Alkan on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Bang! (Emperor Machine extended) - (8:21) 124 BPM
Illumination (Remixed) by Erol Alkan on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Check Out Your Mind (u version) - (5:49) 129 BPM
Illumination (Remixed) by Erol Alkan on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Bang! (Beau Wanzer adjustment) - (5:16) 123 BPM
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Review: Released last November, Illumination was just the debut EP we could have hoped for from veteran DJ Erol Alkan; straddling the line between touchy-feely piano house, pounding acid and oddball breakbeat, it was as honest encapsulation of the man's idiosyncratic approach as you could expect. It's something that follows on to this collection of remixers, which gives a diverse selection of producers a crack at creating something new from Alkan's orginals. Rush Hour's Tom Trago turns in the most conventional remix, and deeper version of the '90s-influenced "A Hold On Love", while The Emperor Machine adds some expectedly trippy dub effects to "Bang!". U's version of "Check Out Your Mind" is even more twisted than the chopped up original, but for us it's L.I.E.S. and Nation affiliate Beau Wanzer's take on "Bang!" that stands out, removing all the sharp edges and turning it into an effective techno bludgeoning tool that will shake sweaty basements apart.
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Sweet Life EP
FINA 014DJ
16 Feb 14
Sweet Life EP by Rick Wade on Fina Cue Track
Sweet Life - (5:06) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sweet Life EP by Rick Wade on Fina Cue Track
Sweet Life (Mr Beatnick remix) - (7:00) 110 BPM
Sweet Life EP by Rick Wade on Fina Cue Track
The Chateau - (5:45) 110 BPM
Sweet Life EP by Rick Wade on Fina Cue Track
Jazz Militia - (5:52) 120 BPM
Sweet Life EP by Rick Wade on Fina Cue Track
Sweet Life (Tom Taylor & Simon Morell remix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
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Review: The original deep house don Rick Wade is back in action with yet more of those soul-rooted tones to tickle your emotions and speak to your inner funk. This time he's been snapped up by 20:20 offshoot Fina who know a thing or two about the genre, and Mr. Wade has responded by pushing his sound further into sumptuous sample-laden territory that wakes up his somnambulant sound into something almost feisty. "Sweet Life" rolls on a heartfelt beatdown with romantic string swells and guitar licks, while "The Chateau" gets into a nasty groove with plenty of live drums and dramatic horn blasts before a more typical Wade style emerges on the steady grooving "Jazz Militia". To cap it all off Mr Beatnick delivers a remix of "Sweet Life' that works some fulsome bass into a sparser construction with dazzling results.
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Correspondant Compilation 02
CORRESPONDANTD 02
24 Mar 14
Decay by Hofbahn on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Hofbahn - "Decay" - (7:13) 105 BPM
Hula by Manpower on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Manpower - "Hula" - (5:00) 112 BPM
Synced Below by Massimiliano Pagliara on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Massimiliano Pagliara - "Synced Below" (full version) - (7:28) 112 BPM
14.06.13 by Hardway Bros on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Hardway Bros - "14.06.13" - (6:41) 112 BPM
Dogs Of BKK by Sexy Lazer & Oculus on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Sexy Lazer & Oculus - "Dogs Of BKK" - (7:24) 100 BPM
Fax, Flipper & Cigarets by Golden Bug & Lady Maru on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Golden Bug & Lady Maru - "Fax, Flipper & Cigarets" (feat Lady Maru) - (4:52) 115 BPM
Caltrops by Geoffroy Mugwump & DC Salas on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Geoffroy Mugwump & DC Salas - "Caltrops" - (6:17) 118 BPM
One Night At Nuba by Kasper BjArrke on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Kasper BjArrke - "One Night At Nuba" - (4:40) 124 BPM
Nyctophilia by Carreno Is LB on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Carreno Is LB - "Nyctophilia" - (5:05) 120 BPM
Prejoy by The Asphodells on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
The Asphodells - "Prejoy" (Barbaric Splendour version) - (9:54) 120 BPM
This Is X by Red Axes on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Red Axes - "This Is X" (feat Jen) - (6:53) 117 BPM
Insight by Javi Redondo on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Javi Redondo - "Insight" - (7:05) 100 BPM
Trommer Og Bass by Andre Bratten on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Andre Bratten - "Trommer Og Bass" - (6:55) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Blown Away by Danny Benedettini on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Danny Benedettini - "Blown Away" - (6:10) 115 BPM
You Know Too Much by Dionigi on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Dionigi - "You Know Too Much" - (5:15) 128 BPM
Hunters In The Snow by Paresse on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Paresse - "Hunters In The Snow" - (4:54) 95 BPM
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Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition)
DOGCD 03DJU
07 Mar 14
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Intro - (0:49) 133 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Our Love - (5:15) 100 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
U Know U - (5:47) 106 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Think It Over - (6:22) 112 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
In Your Arms - (5:03) 110 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Through The Night - (5:29) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
The Callback - (6:32) 90 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Back 2 Black - (6:20) 114 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Read My Mind - (7:12) 118 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Interlude - (0:33) 129 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
FEEL - (6:16) 118 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
The Vibes (album mix) - (6:03) 116 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Walk Away - (5:29) 95 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
Outro - (0:48) 126 BPM
Borough 2 Borough (Juno Edition) by 6th Borough Project on Delusions Of Grandeur Cue Track
The Vibes (Chicago Damn remix) - (5:28) 115 BPM
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Review: It's three years since Craig Smith and Graeme Clark impressed with One Night In The Borough, a landmark album that epitomized all that was good about the cut-and-paste, disco-sampling deep house scene of the time. This sophomore set offers more of the same, delivering tracks that ride a range of tempos in their trademark deep, loopy, hypnotic and pleasingly baggy style. While there are plenty of surprisingly supple, heavily electronic uptempo cuts on offer (see "Feel", the disco rush of "In Your Arms" and the classic, Frankie Knuckles-ish US house of "Read My Mind"), they're still at their best when operating at a slower tempo, as the deliciously jazzy "Walk Away" and sensual throb of "Through The Night" neatly prove.
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Don't Put Me In Your Box: The Remixes
HYPE 036
31 Mar 14
Don't Put Me In Your Box: The Remixes by Maya Jane Coles on Hypercolour Cue Track
Something In The Air (Bonobo remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Don't Put Me In Your Box: The Remixes by Maya Jane Coles on Hypercolour Cue Track
Parallel Worlds (Kowton remix) - (6:09) 121 BPM
Don't Put Me In Your Box: The Remixes by Maya Jane Coles on Hypercolour Cue Track
Something In The Air (Dark Sky remix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Played by: Tom Taylor, Bonobo
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In Tune Itions EP
DIKSOF 016
24 Mar 14
In Tune Itions EP by Death On The Balcony on Dikso Cue Track
Speak On The Subject (original mix) - (7:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
In Tune Itions EP by Death On The Balcony on Dikso Cue Track
Make A Move (original mix) - (7:13) 122 BPM
In Tune Itions EP by Death On The Balcony on Dikso Cue Track
Heart For Rent (original mix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
In Tune Itions EP by Death On The Balcony on Dikso Cue Track
Heart For Rent (Daniel Solar remix) - (7:36) 120 BPM
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Review: London-based Death From The Balcony (AKA producers Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves) is a good signing for Daniel Solar's Dikso label. Their style - fluid, melodic, deep and optimistic, with gentle hints of disco and boogie amongst the deep house rhythms - perfectly matches Dikso's atmospheric approach. There's more than a hint of late night soul about the chunky "Speak On The Subject", whose vintage US house grooves are peppered with hazy samples and twinkling pianos. "Make A Move", with its dreamy chords and Balearic melodies, is an altogether more warming affair, while "Heart for Rent" is simultaneously melancholic and deliciously upbeat. Daniel Solar remixes the latter track, adding some bouncy nu-disco flavour whilst retaining the original's picturesque qualities.
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Soul Power
LUV011-2DIG
28 Oct 13
Soul Power by Space Echo on Luv Shack Cue Track
Soul Power - (7:05) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Soul Power by Space Echo on Luv Shack Cue Track
Soul People - (6:10) 119 BPM
Soul Power by Space Echo on Luv Shack Cue Track
Soul Power (radio edit) - (3:37) 120 BPM
Soul Power by Space Echo on Luv Shack Cue Track
Soul People (radio edit) - (3:51) 119 BPM
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Review: Gospel vocals, super charged Stevie Wonder inspirations, Daniel Wang disco bleeps - a little bit of Ed Banger-esque sample structure - and new age P-funk meets classic Bootsy Collins. That's one way of explaining the new EP by Space Echo on Luv Shak; "Soul People", however, is a truly sombre and deep house affair. And with two radio edits thrown in, Pete Tong will be licking his lips.
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So You Say
BIS 014
08 Apr 14
So You Say by Matt Karmil on Beats In Space Cue Track
So You Say (Dirty Tape Heads mix) - (6:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
So You Say by Matt Karmil on Beats In Space Cue Track
Wheel - (5:39) 122 BPM
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Review: With just the one cheekily titled release to his name, Matt Karmil may not be a name familiar to all, but the rising UK producer is one that you are likely to spot with increasing regularity as 2014 rolls on. Late next month, Karmil will grace the Popnoname label with a debut album and here he becomes the first UK correspondent on Tim Sweeney's ever prosperous Beats In Space label. Spend some time with the two tracks on So You Say and you'll wonder why you hadn't heard the name Matt Karmil before, as both are richly detailed house jams with the capacity to scoop up dancefloors and take them somewhere else entirely.
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Gets Deep (includes Big Man Dub)
LSR 013D
07 Apr 14
Gets Deep (includes Big Man Dub) by The Legendary 1979 Orchestra on Legendary Sound Research Cue Track
Gets Deep - (7:20) 124 BPM
Gets Deep (includes Big Man Dub) by The Legendary 1979 Orchestra on Legendary Sound Research Cue Track
Amsterdam Zest - (4:20) 120 BPM
Gets Deep (includes Big Man Dub) by The Legendary 1979 Orchestra on Legendary Sound Research Cue Track
Love Is Everywhere - (9:11) 122 BPM
Gets Deep (includes Big Man Dub) by The Legendary 1979 Orchestra on Legendary Sound Research Cue Track
Big Man Dub (Juno exclusive track) - (6:25) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: If you're looking for a bit of variety and a high quality threshold, this EP from the ever-reliable Legendary 1979 Orchestra should be right up your alley. Contrast, for example, the liquid, Afro-tinged deep house smoothness of "Gets Deep", with the slap bass-propelled deep disco of "Amsterdam Zest", or the rubbery Balearic-meets-electrofunk-meets-deep house groove of "Love is Everywhere". Best of all, though, is the Juno exclusive track "Big Man Dub", a delay-laden, organ-sporting chunk of bounciness that boasts a terrific vocal breakdown, subtle synth-strings and some decidedly bold synth riffs. Like the rest of the EP, it's perfectly pitched.
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The Watergate Files
WGVINYL 016
14 Apr 14
The Watergate Files by Kerri Chandler on Watergate Cue Track
Mama (feat Jerome Sydenham) - (6:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Watergate Files by Kerri Chandler on Watergate Cue Track
Think Of Something - (7:15) 124 BPM
The Watergate Files by Kerri Chandler on Watergate Cue Track
Mama (feat Jerome Sydenham - Voyeur remix) - (8:55) 124 BPM
The Watergate Files by Kerri Chandler on Watergate Cue Track
Mama (feat Jerome Sydenham - La Fleur remix) - (6:39) 123 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino, Chris Coco
Review: Helge Tommervag aka Mind Over Midi has been making music for many years. The Norwegian native was famous for his raucous and uncompromising approach to techno in the '90s, but he's slowly moved towards less constrictive terrain. The always-wonderful Diametric label presents an ample collection of his new sound - one that's inherently deep and aqueous, where the synths feel loose and percussion is scarce if at all existent. There's a sense of transportation throughout the whole LP, where Tommervag's wailing atmospherics and pensive arrangement are worthy of a proper listen. No laptop speakers or ear-buds. Sit back, blast it loud and be off on your way to the cosmos. Recommended to fans of everything from Klaus Schulze to Aphex Twin.
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I Want You To Know: The Underground Remixes Part 2
DDSR 006
10 Mar 14
I Want You To Know: The Underground Remixes Part 2 by Groove Committee on Deep Down Slam Cue Track
I Want You To Know (Nicholas & Marcoradi rework) - (8:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I Want You To Know: The Underground Remixes Part 2 by Groove Committee on Deep Down Slam Cue Track
I Want You To Know (original bonus beats) - (5:15) 122 BPM
I Want You To Know: The Underground Remixes Part 2 by Groove Committee on Deep Down Slam Cue Track
I Want You To Know (DJ Steaw remix) - (7:17) 123 BPM
I Want You To Know: The Underground Remixes Part 2 by Groove Committee on Deep Down Slam Cue Track
I Want You To Know (A Demetrio Giannice mix dub) - (7:36) 122 BPM
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Review: Groove Committee's "I Want To Know", produced by Victor Simonelli and a huge club anthem on its initial release on Nu Groove back in 1991, is something of a timeless US house classic. It's nice to see, then, that these new remixes are suitably reverential to Simonelli's original. Revivalist house specialist Nicholas (no stranger to reworking old Nu Groove classics) joins forces with fellow Italian Marcoradi to deliver a brilliantly breezy, piano-heavy take that perfectly captures the spirit of the original. DJ Steaw thickens the beats and adds a little acid spice on his similarly piano-centric rework, while Demetrio Giannice opts for a vintage Italian deep house vibe on his pleasingly tactile take.
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Dirtybird Bbq
DB- 106
25 Feb 14
Buggin by Justin Martin on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Justin Martin - "Buggin" - (3:59) 120 BPM
Okay by Shiba San on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Shiba San - "Okay" - (5:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Drop It by Catz N Dogz on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Catz N Dogz - "Drop It" - (4:52) 125 BPM
I Enter by SecondCity & Tyler Rowe on Dirtybird US Cue Track
SecondCity & Tyler Rowe - "I Enter" - (4:42) 123 BPM
Breathing Room by Ghostea on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Ghostea - "Breathing Room" - (5:09) 125 BPM
Martian Landing by Christian Martin on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Christian Martin - "Martian Landing" - (6:17) 126 BPM
Da Noyz by Nick Olivetti & Alli Borem on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Nick Olivetti & Alli Borem - "Da Noyz" - (7:44) 126 BPM
Le Voyou by Justin Jay on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Justin Jay - "Le Voyou" - (6:02) 118 BPM
Icancu by Galen on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Galen - "Icancu" - (6:36) 123 BPM
The Tickle by Cause & Affect on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Cause & Affect - "The Tickle" - (5:27) 126 BPM
No Excuses by Ardalan on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Ardalan - "No Excuses" - (6:24) 125 BPM
Claude Vonstrokes Dirtybird BBQ by Claude VonStroke on Dirtybird US Cue Track
Claude VonStroke - "Claude Vonstrokes Dirtybird BBQ" (continuous mix) - (46:55) 123 BPM
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Review: Rarely is there a compilation as hotly anticipated as this little baby. Compiled by the master and captain of Dirtybird Records himself Mr Claude VonStroke, this is the culmination of a year's worth of curation on his part. Featuring appearances from Justin Martin, Ghostea, Catz N Dogz, Cause and Affect and Claude himself, it's a huge collection of Dirtybird house including the massive dancefloor hit "Okay" by Shiba San - Claude Von Stroke's personal fave. This has to be this year's first truly essential purchase. Don't think, just bag.
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Do It
DABIT 007
09 Mar 14
Do It by Coeo on DaBit Cue Track
Do It (original mix) - (6:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Do It by Coeo on DaBit Cue Track
Do It (Steve Huerta dub mix) - (6:35) 124 BPM
Do It by Coeo on DaBit Cue Track
Do It (Vorres 808 rework) - (6:33) 118 BPM
Do It by Coeo on DaBit Cue Track
I Will (original mix) - (6:53) 121 BPM
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Review: Having met at school, sharing a passion for music and skating, Florian Vietz and Andreas Hopfl met at high school, the Coeo duo's name supposedly comes from a health and safety warning adorning the side of a coffee cup, which read "Contents Hot". It's something shared in this simmering collection of raw house tracks, with "Do It" starting hard and staying hard, and "Will I" features beautifully crafted vocals and an almost percussive arpeggio lead which sits mellifluously on floating pads and raw piano chords. Remixes come courtesy of Steve Huerta and Vorres, who add their resective dubby and gospel-esque approaches to the source material.
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Machine Code
GRU 032
07 Apr 14
Machine Code by Audiojack on Gruuv Cue Track
Machine Code - (7:40) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Machine Code by Audiojack on Gruuv Cue Track
Indigo - (6:39) 122 BPM
Machine Code by Audiojack on Gruuv Cue Track
Machine Code (Paul C & Paolo Martini remix) - (6:58) 123 BPM
Machine Code by Audiojack on Gruuv Cue Track
Indigo (Alexis Raphael remix) - (6:12) 123 BPM
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Played by: Anja Schneider
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Better Than This
ABM 001
23 Mar 14
Better Than This by Paul Johnson on Area Boy Music Cue Track
Better Than This (Dego & Kaidi 2000 Black mix) - (4:19) 104 BPM
Better Than This by Paul Johnson on Area Boy Music Cue Track
Better Than This (Director Cut Classic Soul mix) - (7:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Better Than This by Paul Johnson on Area Boy Music Cue Track
Better Than This (original) - (4:12) 104 BPM
Better Than This by Paul Johnson on Area Boy Music Cue Track
Better Than This (Soul Talk remix) - (4:04) 104 BPM
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Devil Dance
CRM 123
14 Apr 14
Devil Dance by Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels Cue Track
Devil Dance - (7:58) 125 BPM
Devil Dance by Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels Cue Track
Devil Dance (Mr G NY Tribal dub) - (7:11) 126 BPM
Devil Dance by Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels Cue Track
Devil Dance (Adam Beyer remix) - (8:19) 125 BPM
Devil Dance by Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels Cue Track
Silhouette Of A Ghost - (6:41) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Devil Dance by Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels Cue Track
Devil Dance (Mr G NY dub) - (7:04) 126 BPM
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Played by: Zohdy & Senna
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Breathe
BLKBTR 57
06 Apr 14
Breathe by Woz on Black Butter Cue Track
Breathe - (4:59) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Breathe by Woz on Black Butter Cue Track
Cold - (4:27) 125 BPM
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Review: For his first release of the year, moody bass beau Woz is sticking with Black Butter - the killer bottom end-loving label who has helped make him who he is today. He's been away a while, but he's back with a bang on "Breathe": a thumping sleazy houser full of urgent twitchy hi-hats, sultry vocals and a particularly nasty bassline, and that's before the creepy sound effects filter in along with an eerie piano coda. However, if you fancy your bass on the deeper side, "Cold", with its slinky linear groove and dubby pads, is the one for you.
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Glitz
CCS 085
14 Apr 14
Glitz by Soulphiction on Circus Company France Cue Track
Glitz - (6:06) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Glitz by Soulphiction on Circus Company France Cue Track
Jinx - (6:17) 117 BPM
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Futurists
MB 021D
07 Apr 14
Vibe by Sidney Charles on Moda Black Cue Track
Sidney Charles - "Vibe" - (6:32) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Itchy Fingaz by REbEL, Twon on Moda Black Cue Track
REbEL, Twon - "Itchy Fingaz" - (5:50) 122 BPM
Call Girl by Dudley Strangeways on Moda Black Cue Track
Dudley Strangeways - "Call Girl" - (7:05) 122 BPM
Call Me Back by Fauvrelle on Moda Black Cue Track
Fauvrelle - "Call Me Back" - (6:27) 124 BPM
What Am I by Elias Tzikas on Moda Black Cue Track
Elias Tzikas - "What Am I" - (6:45) 125 BPM
This Is Inside by Roberto Palmero on Moda Black Cue Track
Roberto Palmero - "This Is Inside" - (7:06) 123 BPM
Memories Of A Great Night by Javi Bora, Le Vinyl on Moda Black Cue Track
Javi Bora, Le Vinyl - "Memories Of A Great Night" - (7:41) 125 BPM
Hats & Nuts by Lrusse & Bleecker on Moda Black Cue Track
Lrusse & Bleecker - "Hats & Nuts" - (6:01) 118 BPM
Futurists by Jaymo, Andy George on Moda Black Cue Track
Jaymo, Andy George - "Futurists" (mix) - (36:52) 123 BPM
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Review: Jaymo & Andy George's Moda Black present Futurists, a double vinyl collection of forward thinking, underground artists including Sidney Charles, REbEL & Twon, Dudley Strangeways, Fauvrelle, Elias Tzikas, Roberto Palmero, Javi Bora & Le Vinyl and Lrusse & Bleecker. Fuelled by Jay and Andy's unquenchable thirst for new music, Futurists is, in their words, "a chance to shine the spotlight on some really creative new school producers who are making music for all the right reasons - they're doing things their own way and they're doing it with passion and soul". Sidney Charles sets the tone with the bass heavy groove of "Vibe", whilst this release also sees the newly formed duo REbEL & Twon shine with "Itchy Fingaz". Long term Moda affiliate Dudley Strangeways has previously impressed with releases on Klasse, Holic Trax and Albion Records and does so once more with the robust UK House stylings of "Call Girl". Be sure to check "Hats And Nuts" from Lrusse & Bleecker, the recently formed alias of Behling & Simpson which caps off this fine collection!
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Decay
DIALCD 30
31 Mar 14
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Some Kind Of Up & Down Yes - (5:58) 126 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Drop Frame - (4:59) 126 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Transducer - (6:08) 125 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Solaris - (6:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Decay - (7:53) 130 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Subatomic - (4:44) 125 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Track 93 - (5:08) 131 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
The Meadow - (5:55) 122 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Parallaxis - (6:24) 128 BPM
Decay by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Ohara - (1:23) 136 BPM
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Review: Dial regular Efdemin returns with a third album of a respected career, with the autumnal theme of Decay inspired by the German producer's three-month artist residency in Kyoto, Japan. Sollmann immersed himself in the local culture while in Kyoto, attending ceremonies with monks at temples and visiting local instrument makers. This results in a ten track set that canvasses the sort of poignant, introverted house music that's characterised much of Phillip Sollmann's work as Efdemin to date. There are however a few stylistic surprises along the way - the stripped back, jacking "Transducer" or the fusion of jazzy licks and noisy bursts of percussion that makes up the title track - but overall you'd be hard pushed to think of a better label to house Decay than Dial.
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Jolly Jams Sampler 1
JJ 015
14 Apr 14
Horny Morning Loop by DJ Kaos on Jolly Jams Cue Track
DJ Kaos - "Horny Morning Loop" (Dr Dunks Kaotic mix) - (9:07) 123 BPM
Afterhours by Softwar on Jolly Jams Cue Track
Softwar - "Afterhours" - (5:40) 122 BPM
Screamer by Split Secs on Jolly Jams Cue Track
Split Secs - "Screamer" - (5:09) 118 BPM
Red Axes by Unknown Artist on Jolly Jams Cue Track
Unknown Artist - "Red Axes" (Jaques Renault remix) - (7:12) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Motorjam by Tiago on Jolly Jams Cue Track
Tiago - "Motorjam" (original mix) - (6:09) 120 BPM
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OneOffs #4
1F 004
14 Feb 14
Shuga by Combo on OneOffs Cue Track
Combo - "Shuga" - (6:54) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Look Out by Tim Vita, Oliver Gehrmann & Xaver Hirsch on OneOffs Cue Track
Tim Vita, Oliver Gehrmann & Xaver Hirsch - "Look Out" - (6:02) 116 BPM
Pino by Sasse on OneOffs Cue Track
Sasse - "Pino" - (7:54) 120 BPM
Feel Me by Tom Noir on OneOffs Cue Track
Tom Noir - "Feel Me" - (6:05) 123 BPM
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Review: Local Talk offshoot One-Offs returns with an all-star cast, and an inspired quartet of house cuts. Combo kicks things off with "Shuga", a dreamy, woozy and tactile trip into touchy-feely deep house territory that benefits from some serious analogue bassline pressure. Tim Vita, Oliver Gehrmann and Xaver Hirsh join forces on "Look Out", a sumptuously deep trip into organ-flecked US garage pastures. Veteran Moodmusic boss Sasse impresses with the bubbling electronics, rolling grooves and tech-tinged atmosopherics of "Pino", before Tom Noir's hip-wigglin' vintage US garage jam "Feel Me" draws proceedings to a close in significant style. Impressive stuff, all told.
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The Wish
FRD 190
18 Apr 14
The Wish by Hyenah on Freerange Cue Track
The Wish (dub) - (7:38) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Wish by Hyenah on Freerange Cue Track
King Kobra - (6:55) 119 BPM
The Wish by Hyenah on Freerange Cue Track
The Wish (Manoo Likes Apfelschorle remix) - (9:51) 123 BPM
The Wish by Hyenah on Freerange Cue Track
The Wish (Manoo Darkside remix) - (9:23) 123 BPM
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Review: Jimpster's Freerange label has always been good at spotting and developing new talent. Here, they give a debut to little-known producer Hyenah. He impresses with "The Wish (Dub)", an undulating chunk of atmospheric late night deep house in the label's trademark style - think ricocheting percussive hits, rolling chords, rising chords and fluid electronics. It's the sort of hypnotic, ethno-tinged fare you'd expect to hear on Innervisions, which is praise in itself. There's more Joe Claussell style African drum hits on the deeper but no less intoxicating "King Kobra", while Manoo impresses with a pair of uptempo, techno-tempo remixes. It's the 10-minute "Manoo Likes Apfelschorle Remix" that stands out, though the surging future voodoo of his "Darkside Remix" is also pretty formidable. Impressive stuff all round.
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Daze And Night EP
FBR 024
13 Apr 14
Daze And Night EP by Admin on Futureboogie Recordings Cue Track
Daze & Night - (6:08) 120 BPM
Daze And Night EP by Admin on Futureboogie Recordings Cue Track
Disco Systems - (5:08) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Daze And Night EP by Admin on Futureboogie Recordings Cue Track
Slick Back - (5:35) 119 BPM
Daze And Night EP by Admin on Futureboogie Recordings Cue Track
Westcountry Girl - (5:00) 122 BPM
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Live Jamz 1
PHP 068
17 Jan 14
Live Jamz 1 by SoulPhiction on Philpot Germany Cue Track
Mind & Body - (7:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Live Jamz 1 by SoulPhiction on Philpot Germany Cue Track
All Lights Go Off - (5:02) 122 BPM
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Review: There's a raw, sweaty, back-in-the-day feel to this two-track taster of tracks from Philpot boss Soulphiction's live set. "Mind & Body" is built around formidably loose and organic sounding disco drums, complimented by a familiar extended vocal sample from a stone cold disco classic. Yet it also has warm keys and just the right amount of deep house pads. The results are electrifying, offering just the right balance between disco release and contemporary house chops. "Mind & Body", on the other hand, is deep house all the way - think undulating grooves, wide-eyed elecric piano chords, hissing cymbals and the most delicious "wet" electric bassline you'll hear all month. Stellar stuff, all told.
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WOLFEP024
WOLFEP 024
31 Mar 14
WOLFEP024 by Frits Wentink on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Goose - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
WOLFEP024 by Frits Wentink on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Geese - (5:59) 118 BPM
WOLFEP024 by Frits Wentink on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Geeses - (5:59) 118 BPM
WOLFEP024 by Frits Wentink on Wolf Music Recordings Cue Track
Geeses (Ishmael remix) - (5:42) 117 BPM
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Played by: Chris Massey, Tom Taylor
Review: While he's hardly a newcomer - his first release on Holland's Triphouse dropped at the tail end of 2012 - there's still something fresh and exciting about the booming, bass-heavy productions of Dutch 20-something Frits Wentink. All three of the original tracks here are undeniably sparse, offering dubbed-out, delay-laden takes on stripped-back US house, with sub-heavy basslines and cut-up vocal samples providing the obligatory contemporary twist. The wonky, acid-flecked "Goose" is probably the pick of the trio, though the quirky, twisting "Geeses" is not far behind. There's also a remix of the latter track from Wolf regular Ishmael, who effortlessly blends Wentink's bass-heavy rhythms with his own starbust synths and subtle nu-disco influences.
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Rose Cutz EP
RNTD 005
20 Jan 14
Right Now by Luvless on Razor-N-Tape Cue Track
Luvless - "Right Now" - (5:58) 113 BPM
Castles In The Sky by Luvless on Razor-N-Tape Cue Track
Luvless - "Castles In The Sky" - (6:19) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
We Need To by Luvless on Razor-N-Tape Cue Track
Luvless - "We Need To" - (5:38) 100 BPM
Bobby's Theme by Martin Hayes on Razor-N-Tape Cue Track
Martin Hayes - "Bobby's Theme" - (6:08) 105 BPM
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Review: When this split EP from rising talents Luvless and Martin Hayes first dropped on rose-red wax last autumn, it picked up support from a wide range of DJs (Maxxi Soundsystem, Daz-I-Kue, OOFT and Doc Martin included). It's easy to see why. Luvless's shuffling, sample-heavy blends of dewy-eyed deep house and sugary disco fit into a range of sets, while the familiar samples ("Just the Two of Us" gets filtered to oblivion on the chugging "Castles in the Sky") guarantees a flicker of recognition from difficult dancefloors. The real stand-out moment, though, comes from Martin Hayes, whose delicious "Bobby's Theme" gets just the right balance between disco-funk reverence and sinewy, deep house sensuality.
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Uncanny Valley 20
UV 020
28 Mar 14
Art Of The Track by RVDS & K'Alexi Shelby on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
RVDS & K'Alexi Shelby - "Art Of The Track" - (8:26) 129 BPM
Obsessed by Credit 00 on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Credit 00 - "Obsessed" - (5:49) 118 BPM
Function by Optokoppler on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Optokoppler - "Function" (feat Ewa Smyk - Sneaker's 'My Puss' 7er Remodel) - (6:53) 126 BPM
2x4 by CVBox on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
CVBox - "2x4" - (4:45) 123 BPM
Der Don by Jacob Korn on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Jacob Korn - "Der Don" - (6:23) 120 BPM
Puli Kali by Steve Kasper & Gotterkreis on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Steve Kasper & Gotterkreis - "Puli Kali" (Rooted dub) - (4:43) 125 BPM
Good4Soul by Lounge 44 on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Lounge 44 - "Good4Soul" - (6:26) 120 BPM
Sur La Plage by Jacob Korn & Cuthead aka Kornhead on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Jacob Korn & Cuthead aka Kornhead - "Sur La Plage" - (6:15) 110 BPM
In Der Weltraumdiskothek by DC Production on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
DC Production - "In Der Weltraumdiskothek" - (6:56) 120 BPM
Nuthin Wrong Here by Scherbe on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Scherbe - "Nuthin Wrong Here" - (6:02) 115 BPM
Space Dancer by Sandrow M & K_Chico on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Sandrow M & K_Chico - "Space Dancer" - (5:24) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
My Time by Filburt on Uncanny Valley Germany Cue Track
Filburt - "My Time" - (4:48)
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There's No Time
HOTC 044
14 Apr 14
There's No Time by Fur Coat on Hot Creations Cue Track
There's No Time (original mix) - (9:03) 121 BPM
There's No Time by Fur Coat on Hot Creations Cue Track
There's No Time (WAFF Warehouse remix) - (7:06) 125 BPM
There's No Time by Fur Coat on Hot Creations Cue Track
Together (original mix) - (6:51) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Zohdy & Senna
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Live At Palladium
RB 131
10 Jan 14
Live At Palladium by Phil Weeks on Robsoul France Cue Track
Live At Palladium - (7:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Live At Palladium by Phil Weeks on Robsoul France Cue Track
You Want My Love - (6:22) 111 BPM
Live At Palladium by Phil Weeks on Robsoul France Cue Track
Demain A Jamais - (4:40) 110 BPM
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Review: Paris-based deep house veteran Phil Weeks is usually a reliable source of bittersweet, floor-friendly fodder. This new three-tracker for his own Robsoul label is another winner. "Live at Palladium", with its jazzy keys, warm groove and soulful vocal samples (what appears to be Marvin Gaye, no less), is impeccable; a real winter warmer. The edit-not-edit deep disco house of "You Want My Love" - all filtered vocals, shuffling grooves, twittering flutes and subtle pianos - is, if anything, even better. The closing track, "Demain A Jamais", is similarly inspirational, sounding as it does like a cross between Pepe Bradock's "Deep Burnt" and chunky, bumpin' Chicagoan deep house.
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Best Of Frankie Knuckles
888003 442696
01 Jan 09
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
You Got The Love - (6:34) 112 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Let The Music Use You - (7:55) 124 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Move Your Body - (6:43) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Waiting On My Angel - (4:01) 125 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Children Of The Night - (3:55) 121 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Your Love - (6:43) 118 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
La Vie - (3:56) 131 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Baby Wants To Ride - (8:34) 133 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Boom Boom - (7:45) 119 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
It's A Cold Winter - (5:43) 130 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Face The Bass - (4:20) 125 BPM
Best Of Frankie Knuckles by Frankie Knuckles on Trax US Cue Track
Bad Boy - (6:15) 131 BPM
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Played by: Carl Cox
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Drone Logic
45268
07 Oct 13
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Water Jump (album version) - (8:29) 120 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Free Floating - (6:29)
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Drone Logic - (7:09) 114 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
These Nights Never End - (5:46) 112 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Naive Response - (5:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Platform Zero - (3:03) 120 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Need Electric (album version) - (6:09) 122 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
All I Need - (6:55) 118 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Spring 27 - (1:41) 110 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Simulrec - (6:02) 110 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
New Energy (Live Through It) - (5:54) 134 BPM
Drone Logic by Daniel Avery on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Knowing We'll Be Here - (5:42) 120 BPM
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Review: Having given keen listeners a healthy preview in his Fabriclive mix last year, the artist formerly known as Stopmakingme delivers his full-length album for Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound. It's a limber brew that channels a strong dose of analogue trickery through smart and snappy beat constructions, all bubbling, aquatic synths and troubled delays propelled by unfussy drum patterns so that the melodies can do the talking. Primarily this is a dancefloor album, moving from peppy breakbeat driven numbers to gently bumping house, but always the playful, ineffably warm synth work sets the tone, from "Naive Response"s robotic charm to "Drone Logic"s soaring grind. It's an album brimming in confidence and nailed with precision, and it's packed full of incredibly usable floor rockers to boot.
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Luvmaschine
TSUBA 073
14 Apr 14
Luvmaschine by Luvless on Tsuba Cue Track
Luvmaschine - (6:54) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Luvmaschine by Luvless on Tsuba Cue Track
Down With You Baby - (6:43) 106 BPM
Luvmaschine by Luvless on Tsuba Cue Track
Be Mine - (6:50) 111 BPM
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Huh, What! EP
DIRT 076
27 Jan 14
Huh, What! EP by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Huh, What! (original mix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
Huh, What! EP by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Huh, What! (Laszlo Dancehall Exercise) - (6:27) 125 BPM
Huh, What! EP by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
The Fat Rat - (6:45) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Huh, What! EP by Detroit Swindle on Dirt Crew Germany Cue Track
Monkey Wrench - (7:16) 111 BPM
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Review: Dutch duo Detroit Swindle are set to release their hotly-anticipated debut album, Boxed Out, on Dirt Crew this March. This EP gives a taste of what's to come, offering three album tracks and a booming Laszlo Dancehall rework of the title track (think '90s Sound Factory-era NYC tribal stomp). There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the retro-futurist garage keys and bumpin' grooves of "The Fat Rat", and the midtempo Balearic house sweetness of "Monkey Wrench" (think warm keys and swooshing electronics), to the hands-in-the-air, vests-off throb of "Huh, What!", the EP's most rush-inducing moment.
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Third Dimension EP
FAM 017
07 Apr 14
Third Dimension EP by Montel on Foot & Mouth Cue Track
Garage Stories (vibe 1) - (8:41) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Third Dimension EP by Montel on Foot & Mouth Cue Track
Garage Stories (vibe 2) - (7:56) 124 BPM
Third Dimension EP by Montel on Foot & Mouth Cue Track
I Can't Wait (original mix) - (7:36) 120 BPM
Third Dimension EP by Montel on Foot & Mouth Cue Track
NASA (original mix) - (7:44) 123 BPM
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