|MY CURRENCY: USD | MY COUNTRY: USA|
Features the latest dance music news, interviews, music and tech reviews, podcasts & more...Visit Juno Plus
DJ & STUDIO EQUIPMENT
Massive range of equipment and accessories for DJs and studio use.Visit Juno DJ
VINYL & CDs
25 Oct 10
Played by: Ross Couch, Rocky (X-Press 2), Visti, Kraak & Smaak, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Straightoffthefloors.com, The Revenge, Gazeebo, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Slow It Down, Da Sunlounge, Neighbour, Combo (Bangana/Sumo), Los Charly's Orchestra, Hot Toddy, Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Juno Recommends Disco, Husky (Random Soul), Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Fredeverything, Distant People, Space Ranger, Mop Mop, Antek, Mustang, Leg Jazz
10 Dec 12
Played by: Dave Lee / Joey Negro, DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Rudy's Midnight Machine, Ralf Gum, Juno Recommends Disco, Donka
Review: Given his history as a maker of lusciously melodic, soul-flecked electronic music, Martin 'Atjazz' Iveson is a smart choice to remix the latest chunk of boogie-soul from Dave Lee's Sunburst Band project. Iveson's vocal mix is something of a morning fresh blast-from-the-past - a shuffling, Osunlade-ish fusion of Darian's soulful vocals, twinkling pianos and jazzy house percussion. His Syncopated Dub is even better, all warm synths, Henrik Schwarz-ish builds, twinkling pianos and shuffling rhythms. For those looking for a quick percussive hit, Iveson has also provided an excellent Beat Skit. Not to be outdone, Dave Lee also provides a clutch of remixes. Of these, it's the sweet boogie-soul groovery of the Joey Negro Dub that most impresses.
04 Dec 12
Review: Nine Lives is producer/DJ Nick Shaw who has been spinning across the globe for the last 15 years. He's only recently entered the world of production though, but things have been going well since his debut 1985 - The Edits dropped earlier this year. This new tune, "What Would She Do" is his most ambitious yet, eschewing his previously beloved samples for a more straight up pop dance number. Boasting strong multi-layered female vocals that sit a top a summery feelgood backdrop in the vein of Fred Falke, we could be looking at a crossover hit here!
21 Jan 13
30 Jan 13
21 Feb 11
16 May 11
Played by: Gazeebo, Trotter, All Good Funk Alliance, Juno Recommends Disco, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Audited Beats, Tosses & Varvez, Gsd
Review: Canadian nu funkateer Neighbour returns to regular haunt Homebreakin with perhaps his strongest offering to date in the shape of "Toute Freak". Whilst there are definite strains of nu funk present via the groove and jelly wobbling bass, Neighbour showers proceedings in a glistening electro pop sheen - check the crafty Donna Summer sampling too! In addition to Neighbour's own accomplished more subtle dub take there is some big remix action on the flip. Aussie producer DCUP focuses on the electro house possibilities on a remix that's French in tone and replete with a killer kick drum, whilst Bumper transforms the track into a modern day low slung robo boogie epic!
10 Sep 12
15 Nov 10
Played by: Downtown Party Network
28 Feb 11
Review: Joey Negro's Soul Of Disco series has always been a great source of forgotten disco gems for those who like their dance music rich, stringy and soulful. This third two-disc selection from the Z Records boss is no different. For disco diggers, there's plenty to enjoy, be it the rich, horn-drenched instrumental grooves of Board Of Directors' "Hanging Tough", the raw, clavinet groove of Loi's "Body Contact" or the wobbly synth bass and perfect percussion of Phenomenal's "One Two Three". With a smattering of bonus re-edits from Joey Negro himself for those who like their grooves a bit more DJ-friendly, The Soul Of Disco 3 is nigh on essential.
26 Jun 06
13 Jun 05
Played by: In Flagranti
20 Aug 12
The Secret Life Of Us (feat Donna Gardier & Diane Charlemagne - Joey Negro extended mix) - (6:40) 117 BPM
21 Sep 09
10 Oct 11
Played by: Visti, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Sean Gormally (Sean And Dev), Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Juno Recommends Funky House, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Rony Breaker, Mighty Mouse, Cosmonauts, Questionmarq, Ellen Allien, Leg Jazz, Stephane Deschezeaux, Yass, Spirit Catcher
Review: Recently, Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee has successfully mined a rich seam of boogie and New York synth disco in his house productions. This collaboration with vocalist Joel Edwards continues that trend, fusing sparkling electrofunk synths and a deliriously positive vocal from Edwards with chunky house bottom end. The results are faithfully solid, offering a sharp and synth-heavy take on Lee's traditional disco-house sound. On the remix front, the usually synth-boogie heavy Spirit Catcher flip the script, this time turning in two versions dripping in cute disco touches and colossal old skool garage organs. As remixes go, they're pretty special.
01 Jul 10
29 Jun 12
18 Jun 12
21 Mar 11
21 Mar 11
07 Oct 09
Played by: Tim Sweeney Beats In Space
04 Jun 12
Played by: DJ Nova (Rodon Fm 95), Slow It Down, Fingerman, Sw, Daniel Lucas, Juno Recommends Disco, Rony Breaker, Sccucci Manucci, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Nhan Solo
Review: The Dikso imprint doffs their collective cap at the current amalgamation of disco and house with a quartet of floor burners on the seventh edition of the Super Sound series, making for a fine 10th release from the label! Mother Recordings boss Nhan Solo opens proceedings with "Supervisor", a finely crafted gem that starts off a bit disco (check that slap bass line son) before mutating into some kind of post Hot Creations house behemoth while you are busy trying to figure out what that vocal sample says. Alongside this Dikso head Daniel Solar teams up with rising talent Huxley and the impressively voiced Miss Bee for "Dancing With Your Heart" which has more than a touch of vintage Moloko about it - do check! Up next Mexican duo Balcazar & Sordo bring the chunky disco/house vibes with the ever present soar of "Stay With Me" while Satin Jackets drops the most overt disco moment on "One More Chance" which is owned by the glistening vocals from Natalie Conway.
18 Jul 11
Played by: Rotciv, Fingerman, Cbas, Dave Allison, Superbreak, Hot Toddy, Juno Recommends Disco, Deadly Sins, Fromage Disco, Sccucci Manucci, 78 Edits, Random Soul, The Unity Agency, Linosaur
Review: It's good to see the Dikso label make an appearance on digital download. So far, they've impressed on vinyl with a series of killer 12" singles full of slinky, next-level disco/house edit fusions. This digital edition of the second Super Sound Single release features must-have cuts from Nicholas and Daniel Solar. The former's "Without You" is one of his best moments to date, offering a long but not so loopy midtempo disco-soul jam that's just made for summer. Solar's "Fake It", meanwhile, builds a killer disco/house groove around a spectacularly rubbery bassline and some slick jazz-funk guitars. Killer stuff.
08 Oct 09
08 Aug 11
Played by: Fort Knox Five, Kinky Movement, DJ Stex, Chudy, Neighbour, Trotter, J Boogie, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Elly K
Review: Neighbour's "Summertime Girls" couldn't really get any more summery unless Homebreakin Records started handing out a free Hawaiian shirt and Strawberry Daiquiri with every purchase. The Canadian producer serves up a real gem, with the shimmering funk riffage that characterises his style working brilliantly between wriggling synths and a catchy vocal hook. "Summer Holiday", up next, bangs harder with ripping electro-house synth action, a quicker tempo and rapped vocal (there's a handy dub version too). Another killer fusion of electro, disco and breakbeat from Neighbour.
11 Mar 13
Review: Nav's "Space Chase" is arguably a slept-on classic. Initially recorded and released in 1996 by Navid Nourizadeh (brother of Omid '16B' Nourizadeh), it sits somewhere between spacious deep house, Detroit futurism and proto nu-jazz. Built around loose drums, darting synths and a killer double bass loop, it impressively rises and falls for 10 eventful minutes. In a way, it sounds like Paperclip People produced by the Burrell Brothers, with Rainer Truby on percussion duties. Which, to our ears at least, is a great combination. The (slightly edited) original version - here in remastered form - is accompanied by the vintage deep tech-house delights of the House Mix.
01 Nov 10