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Review: Further reason to attach words of glowing praise to Angular Recordings comes in the shape of this release from the mysterious E Gold. "Separate Our Hearts" is a one off collision between the duo and Plus Ultra vocalist Alexis Mary, with E Gold laying a backdrop of snapping percussion and vintage analogue synth gargles upon which Mary's distinct vocals sit with aplomb. Keeping things in the family, Plus Ultra band member Chris Flatline slows proceedings down on his Distance remix, giving Mary's vocals an ethereal hue and adding his own synth flourishes. Tom Furse of the The Horrors puts all the elements through the aural grind, chopping up and relooping extracts and regurgitating them over a snapping drum machine groove which is finally joined by Mary's vocals around the four minute mark. Finally the hotly tipped Ghost Hunter wraps the vocals in a blanket of fragile and oh so beautiful downbeatisms.
22 Apr 13
Review: London based DJ and producer Earl Grey has tried his hand at numerous styles over the years, most notably house, techno and electronica, without finding his true calling. Here, he may have found his sound. Not Everyone's Cup of Tea is built around the sort of sharp, alien synths most frequently found in synthwave and leftfield electro-pop productions. Throughout, there are used to good effect on tracks that veer from ice-cold, slo-mo synthwave (see the delightful, vocoder-clad "Through The City") and drifting atmospherics ("Jus Clap"), to stylish nu-disco ("Pong") and skewed synth-funk (the mascara-boasting "Regent's Park"). Impressive stuff, all told.
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Review: Bearing witness to Skream's more understated appreciation of all things disco, his Disfigured Dubz label drops this very wonderful slice of boogie-shaped brilliance this week courtesy of Brian Gibbs (aka Echo Park). Reminding of greats like Change, Bill Wolfer and Yarborough & Peoples, Gibbs keeps things slow and assured on this lush single, complete with a gravelly and slightly vocodered vocal. Instra:mental's Jon Convex has recently followed his partner Alex "Boddika" Green into the solo-sphere and turns in a blinding minimal bass remix complete with detuned robo vocals, while 12th Planet & Finch work up a hot dubstep rave mix to round off this excellent release.
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Played by: Dave Allison, Superbreak, Chris Deepak, Venice Beach, The Funk Hunters, Joseph Terruel, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Thomass Jackson, Willo, Inigo, B.g. Baarregaard, Future Feelings, Richmed
Review: The Editorial re-edit label have a deep sense of purpose and that is to hunt down as many top notch spliced and diced classics and release them quick smart. With over 20 releases in just a few years, they must be pretty good at their job. DJ Steef begins proceedings with the slow and loungey "Rising South Coast", before the temperature rises with the guitar-driven and string-laden funk of DJ Moar's 'Funky French' really starts the party. Things get slow and saucy again though, on Hotbox's "Can't Get Enough" before we get in a sublime disco-house spin with Thomass Jackson's "Luv Doctor". Things end in an upbeat fashion with "Music Is Love" an early 70s slow funk anthem re-tweaked by Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee.
03 Oct 12
Played by: B-Jam, Jimmythetwin, Timewarp, Gazeebo, Chudy, Dave Allison, Trotter, Superbreak, Disco Tech, Juno Recommends Disco, The Funk Hunters, Freddy Love, D-Funk, Vladislav Moustache Love, Martin Brodin, Cc:disco!, Get Down Edits, Juno Best Sellers 2012, Willo, Kono Vidovic, Richmed, Nu Disco Fever
Review: The scalpel fiends and rework hounds behind the Editorial label rarely disappoint, and this latest split EP is packed with floor-friendly midtempo goodies. The most revelatory cut of all is Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee's "Slow Fire", a delicious 109 BPM bumper that re-casts Gwen McRae's electrofunk-era disco bomb as a stoned head-nodder. It works so well that you wonder why nobody's done it before. Elsewhere, there's some sweet groovery from Feza, a surprisingly percussive disco-funk jam from the usually dawdling 78 Edits, and a decidedly Balearic jazz-funk excursion from Manmademusic and Freshtone. Really, it's only the usually on-point B-Jam who lets the side down with the so-so "Everyday".
12 Sep 12
19 Feb 13
Played by: Fingerman, Dave Allison, Superbreak, Hot Toddy, Juno Recommends Disco, Cc:disco!, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Ramsey Hercules, Vinyladdicted
Review: There's something admirable about the no-nonsense approach of the Editorial camp. While steeped in a deep love of the disco sound and the genre's deep history, the edits and reworks they release are first and foremost tried-and-tested dancefloor bumpers. The four cuts here are a great case in point. Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee's "Do It One More Time" is a hustlin', low-slung treat (recasting Harvey Mason's "Groovin You" as a sweaty chugger), while Rabo & Snob's "Camel Filter" romps along on a formidable disco-funk flex. The biggest surprise, though is Vinyladdicted's "Alright", a rush-inducing chunk of Balearic disco.
10 Apr 12
Played by: Timewarp, DJ Goodka From The Groovologists, Dave Allison, Disco Tech, Juno Recommends Disco, Husky (Random Soul), Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights)
Review: Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee are arguably Editorial's most overworked duo; rarely a release slips out of the label's clandestine, underground HQ without at least one of their sneaky re-cuts on it. Here, they deliver two smart and sassy re-interpretations. The first, "Inner City", is a dubby, jazzy take on Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" that profits from some booming house bottom end. "Magic", on the other hand, has a delightful looseness - all lazy, loping breaks, sweet jazz guitars and rasping horns. Another solid Editorial EP is completed by Virgin Magnetic Material's "Fly", a faithfully Balearic re-incarnation of Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like An Eagle".
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Review: Dessert Island sounds like fun - all apple crumble with a retro disco soundtrack (we'd certainly holiday there!). On "Jus Sayin", Edit Me arrives with a totally retro poolside bar vibe - shimmering orchestration, jazzy drums and a lazy soulful glow. Sandy Roland however, is going for some crazy 80s night action, with "5 Simple Steps" soundtracking an open air Miami disco, a joyous jumble of freestyle electro, pastels and OTT strings.
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Review: With just a pair of low-key releases to their name thus far, Egyptian Hip Hop step up to the ever-steady R&S with this powerful synth-pop track which should find a mass crossover appeal. There's no doubt the Wolf + Lamb crew will be swooning over the impeccable 80s stylings, but in truth the British band pull off the feat with far more conviction than most of their analogue machine mining peers. It's all in the delicate delivery which captures the kind of fragility that made some of the original synth pop so arresting, from considered arpeggios to tender pads and underpinned by distant, gated drums.