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Exclusive compilation of Juno's favourite Late Night Tales' tracks available at a special low price, including voucher for 25% discount on further LNT downloads
Here at Juno HQ, we rather like the long running Late Night Tales series, where esteemed bands, musicians, producers and DJs give us a taste of what post-club listening is like round their gaff. To celebrate the series, we've put together a little low-price bundle featuring some of our favourite tracks from the unmixed versions of the compilations. There's plenty to enjoy, from the shuffling goodness of Kenny Dixon Jnr's slightly overlooked remix of Innerzone Orchestra, and the Balearic goodness of Steve Miller Band and Chris Rea, to the classic hip-hop styles of Mos Def and Souls of Mischief. As if that wasn't enough for less than a fiver, you also get 25 per cent off any downloads from the LNT catalogue. Bargain!
06 Mar 10
21 Feb 11
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Julian Sanza, Timewarp, Stan Tropic, Yam Who?, Dave Allison, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, John Devecchis, DJ Raw Sugar, 78 Edits, Doctormusic Project, Matthew Kyle, Jean Claude Gavri
Review: This seven-track collection of disco re-edits from the Editorial camp has a lot to offer - not least previously unreleased cuts from fast-rising scalpel starlets Matthew 'MK' Kyle and Rayko. It's Kyle who steals the show, laying down a typically groovesome deep house/disco cut that boasts some particularly blissful jazz-funk guitar samples. Rayko's cut - a dancefloor-friendly re-dub of "What Did You Do To Me?" - is as solid and playable as you'd expect. Elsewhere, debutant Noodleman excels with the deep fried cosmic funk of "Teachin' & Tryin", and Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee bring the heavyweight party flavours with "Get Some".
17 Jul 12
29 Oct 12
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27 Dec 11
24 Oct 11
Played by: Rudy's Midnight Machine, Chris Coco, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, In Flagranti, Bravura, Monkey Boots
Review: Factory Records has always been a source of fascination for music historians and reissue merchants, though their focus has usually been on the label's indie credentials. Here crate-digging experts Strut take a different approach, shining a light on the label's contribution to dancefloor culture in the post-punk years. Largely steering clear of the biggest anthems, FAC Dance offers a good mix of familiar tunes ("Love Tempo", "Confusion", "Cold As Ice" etc), long-forgotten gems (see the alt electro-funk of A Certain Ratio and Marcel King's E'd-up Hacienda anthem "Reach For Love") and genuine curiosities (check The Duratti Column's dubbed-out proto Balearica, the piano-laden Latino vibes of Quando Quango's "Genius" and Biting Tongues oddball post-punk Afro-fusion). A fitting tribute to a truly visionary label.
01 Mar 13
Uptown Funk Empire - "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" (feat Noel Mc Koy - Uraz Kurt remix) - (6:39) 118 BPM
Review: France's Soulab label is largely known for it's jazzy, soulful sounds. Here though, it's all about the lazy, hazy sounds of the 70s & 80s. Over 13 tracks we get taken on an analogue party heavily indebted to the likes of Roger Troutman & Shalamar. The mellow g-funk of Uptown Funk Empire's "Take You Out" starts things lying down, before the electro-soul of Fatback 4Way's "Sweet Summer Daze" livens things up. From then on we get classic boogie (Cool Million "Lift Me Up") , retro pop (Confection "Lift Me Up") and even flute-core (Uptown Funk Empire "Boogie").
31 May 13
04 Oct 10
07 Sep 12
Slow Motion Replay - "Tell Me Bedtime Story" (feat Leslie Carter - Soul Source Production remix) - (5:55) 125 BPM
Uptown Funk Empire - "Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now" (feat Noel Mc Koy - The Gemini Bros Afternoon edit) - (5:37) 121 BPM
Played by: Reed And Radley
25 Jun 12
Played by: DJ Butcher (Chopshop Music), Gazeebo, Faze Action, Superbreak, Jkriv (Deep And Disco/Razor-N-Tape), Tasun, Del Strange
Review: Although famous for straight-up house productions, Joey Negro's Z Records has spent the last few years cosying up to the nu-disco crowd. Here, many of the label's most disco-centric releases get a new lease of life, on a collection that gleefully joins the dots between nu-disco, disco-flecked house, boogie and electrofunk revivalism. There's another chance to check the Revenge's excellent edit of Chapter 3's "Smurf Trek", remixes from Faze Action, Tornado Wallace and The Idjut Boys, a smattering of classic re-edits from Onur Engin and Red Greg, and plenty of original material from Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee under a multitude of aliases. Oh, and a sparkling 60-minute bonus DJ mix from Faze Action.
05 Mar 12
22 Oct 12
25 Jun 12
Sly & Lovechild - "The World According To Sly & Lovechild" (Andrew Weatherall Soul Of Europe mix) - (8:21) 120 BPM
Review: It's a commonly held belief that, bar a few exceptions, early UK house wasn't very good. Here, Richard Sen sets out to prove otherwise, digging through the archives to unearth a string of dusty gems. Eschewing the usual hits ("Carino", "Voodoo Ray" etc), Sen proves conclusively that British producers were every bit as talented as their Chicago and New York counterparts "back in the day". Interestingly, many of the cuts here are deeper and more musically well-rounded than their US equivalents - hell, Baby Ford's "Crashing" could easily pass for Dream 2 Science or Mr Fingers - while the more aggressive acid cuts (see the contributions from Man With No Name and Return Of The Living Acid) are every bit as raw as you'd expect.
23 Jul 12
Solex & Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer - "Bon Bon" (Solex vs Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer) - (2:26) 93 BPM
09 Aug 12
01 Dec 07
Played by: Tim Sweeney Beats In Space
28 Jan 08
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30 Jul 12
18 Mar 13
Played by: Cloned In Vatican!
15 Apr 09
03 Dec 12
Review: Champion of freaky twists on disco roots, Justin Velor hands his tracks over to a host of remixers for this new 12" on the sturdy Brutal Music imprint. Psychemagik brings a lazy kind of deep house sound, letting languid chords and forlorn guitars hover in between the low slung roll of the beat, proving to be something of a foil to the rest of the EP. Cherrystones immediately ramp up the intensity with a ranging drum workout and swathes of shapeless guitar wails and distortion on a thoroughly oppressive tip. The Go! Team are last up, and they reappropriate "Galiano Rocks" into a squalling riot of punk attitude and effervescent energy.
15 Jan 13
Played by: Kono Vidovic
Review: Having recently signed an artist deal with Vendition Records, Dutch nu-disco DJ, Kono Vidovic, has recently made the step up from spinner to producer. This is his second release and it's a classy one. Vidovic is fond of deep, laconic grooves and that's what "From Lisa With Love Is All About". Built around a cheeky sample of Kelly Charles's 'You're No Good For Me' (previously used by the Prodigy), Vidovic pitches the vocal down to sit within an infectious melancholic electro-house setting.
15 Oct 12
Review: Amsterdam-based Kono Vidovic is arguably best known for his Dirty Future Disco mixtapes, which have been a huge hit online (just check his Facebook page or Soundcloud profile for proof). In recent times he's moved into production, and here drops a pleasingly baggy single for Vendition. "Lion El'Groove" sits somewhere between lazy Balearic disco and sprightly deep house, delivering formidably positive vibes throughout. There's not much to it, but enough detail - nice clipped disco guitars, tasty chords, occasional vocal samples, p-funk squiggles - to suggest it will fit in a variety of sets.
27 Nov 08