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Kiss U All Over EP
WD 37
28 Nov 16
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Pontchartrain - "Life Saver" - (6:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Osmose - "Broadway Kiss" - (6:27) 118 BPM
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Derek Kaye - "Holdin' On" - (7:57) 117 BPM
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Rulefinn - "I Got Your Wang" - (6:37) 114 BPM
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Review: Sleazy McQueen's Whiskey Disco label seems to be on fire at present, with new EPs of white-hot edits appearing on an almost weekly basis. Predictably, there's more high-grade material on this latest split artist four-tracker. Pontchartain kicks things off with a brilliantly dubbed-out take on Gayle Adams classic "Lifesaver" (previously successfully extended and re-touched by FLX One a few years back), before Osmose delivers organ solos, orgasmic groans and rump shaking beats on "Broadway Kiss". Derek Kaye's "Holdin' On", a deliciously celebratory number full of cheery scat vocals and incessant grooves, and "I Got Your Wang", a cheery, sun-kissed chunk of disco perfection from Rulefinns Kravstor.
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Jazz Or Funk EP
HOTDIGIT 027
28 Nov 16
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Love & Sadness - (7:21) 102 BPM
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I'm In Your Life - (5:34) 118 BPM
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I'm In Your Life (Voodoo Whiskey remix) - (6:37) 121 BPM
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Jazz Or Funk? - (4:40) 120 BPM
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Jazz Or Funk? (Twisted Soul Collective remix) - (8:32) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Enclosure - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Review: We've come accustomed to Kiu D delivering warm, groovy, floor-friendly music that blurs the boundaries between re-editing, remixing, and original production. He's at it again on this first outing for Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint. The EP's four original tracks utilize big chunks of killer old soul, funk, disco and jazz-funk jams, but combine these elements with chunky house beats and woozy deep house flourishes. This is arguably best exemplified on the tactile, sun-kissed swing of "I'm In Your Life" and surging, solo heavy "Jazz or Funk". The package is completed by two tasty reworks: a bass-heavy disco-house revision of "I'm In Your Life" by Voodoo Whiskey, and Twisted Soul Collective's righteous, party disco remix of "Jazz or Funk".
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Retro Future Disco
RW 035
28 Nov 16
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James Rod - "Macro City" - (7:36) 111 BPM
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Ilya Santana - "I Wanna Be With You" - (5:58) 115 BPM
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Psychemagik - "Hot Head Disco" - (5:12) 120 BPM
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Phunktastike - "I Wanna Feel Your Love" - (5:08) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Situation - "Freedom" - (4:15) 112 BPM
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In Flagranti - "Walking In The Rain" - (6:07) 115 BPM
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Jay Airiness - "Riding" - (4:48) 108 BPM
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Yam Who? - "In Your Eyes" - (6:22) 98 BPM
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Rayko - "You Are The Best" - (7:47) 118 BPM
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Planet Jumper - "An Elegy To The Broken & Never Weres" - (8:13) 110 BPM
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Dennis Kane - "Maybe" - (9:33) 88 BPM
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The Two Mamarrachos - "Do The Zru" - (5:08) 89 BPM
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Mr. Absolutt - "It's Allright" - (5:52) 120 BPM
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Review: Spanish producer Rayko has delivered some impressive dancefloor magic courtesy of his Rare Wiri label. Ranging from re-edits to deep nu-disco and everything in between, the imprints sound is all encompassing. That philosophy is fully explored here on Retro Future Disco, bringing all kinds of disco approaches to the table. Highlights include the schmokin' 70s jazz-funk of "Hot Head Disco" by Psychemagik, the legendary Il Flagranti's rare re-edit of new wave classic "Walking In The Rain" by Flash & The Pan and the dreamy, star-crossed synth-pop of "In Your Eyes" by Yam Who? Something for everyone here.
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The Boogie Box #4 (50th Vehicle Release)
VHR 50
15 Nov 16
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The Gap - "At The Disco" (V's Shaking It) - (5:36) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tyronson - "The Surf" (V's Elektro edit) - (7:03) 118 BPM
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Rolls Royce - "Served" (V's First Come edit) - (6:08) 112 BPM
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Rocker's Exchange - "Sunshine" (V's Doing Fine edit) - (7:44) 118 BPM
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BBQ Band - "Imagination" (V's Party Lights edit) - (7:43) 117 BPM
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Archy Bells - "You Could Make It" (V's Glad edit) - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Brass Destruction - "Shake" (V's Nuyorika edit) - (6:55) 120 BPM
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Willy Hutch - "Gonna Party" (V's edit) - (5:31) 106 BPM
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Review: Russian re-edit Tsar, Valique, is marking the 50th release by his label, Vehicle, with this special fourth edition of The Boogie Box series. It's jam-packed with eight new scalpel jobs to enjoy. Highlights include the sizzling electro-funk of "The Surf" by Tyronson, the Rick James-style glitter-boogie of "Imagination" by BBQ Band, the tight, light swing of "At The Disco" and the tough, thumping punk-funk-house of "Shake" by Brass Destruction - a simmering, claustrophobic strutter. Here's to another 50 releases!
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JKriv Edits
RNTD 024
21 Nov 16
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JKriv - "The Queen On Her Throne" - (8:06) 110 BPM
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Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - "Bukom Mashie" (JKriv's King Mashie edit) - (8:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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JKriv - "Queen's Beats" - (4:31) 110 BPM
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Review: The kind of names and quality of releases that Brooklyn's Razor N Tape has supported puts them in the disco premier league. Here they enlist Jkriv to provide us with dancing fodder that isn't throwaway stuff. First is his rework of "Bukom Mashie" by Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band. The latter, his "King Mashie edit", is a raucous slice of bassy and brassy percussive Afrobeat. Elsewhere an O'Jays classic gets stretched out into eight minutes of slow bump bliss on "The Queen On Her Throne" and resurfaces in a deliciously spare dub called "The Queens Beats". Top notch!
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Rhodes Trip
ED 71
28 Nov 16
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Can You Dig It - (6:33) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Magic Touch - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Check This Out Yo! - (6:18) 117 BPM
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Soul Energy - (6:42) 115 BPM
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Review: We're not sure what Hotmood got up to on his recent Rhodes Trip, but whatever it was, it was good enough to result in his latest EP on the mighty Editorial. Boasting four tracks, the EP features the freshest sounds from nu-disco world capital Mexico. "Can You Dig It" opens with smooth, jazzy and Latin-tinged poolside boogie, "Magic Touch" follows up with some looped saxy -fizz, whilst "Check This Out Yo!" veers into funky/disco house territory and "Soul Energy" wraps things up with a heady Fender-Rhodes-lead groover. Slick stuff.
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Surgery Edits Vol 9
DD 037
10 Oct 16
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Give It Up - (9:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disco Squares - (8:52) 116 BPM
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Party Time - (5:31) 113 BPM
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Your Love Baby - (8:06) 120 BPM
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Try My Luv - (7:35) 118 BPM
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Footsteps - (5:51) 113 BPM
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Move That Bottom - (6:14) 104 BPM
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Smoov Groove - (6:45) 115 BPM
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Review: The latest volume in the Surgery Edits series is something of an epic affair, with scalpel-wielding hero Dr Packer offering up no less than eight intricate procedures. It's naturally a mixed bag, with the Australian offering gently beefed-up and quantized versions of both well-known cuts (a well-loved Marvin Gaye classic gets the treatment on "Give It Up", while "Disco Squares" is a punchy revision of a Rick James produced Teena Marie favourite) and lesser-known floor-fillers (the bubbly '80s soul flex of "Your Love Baby", the heavyweight P-funk strut of "Move That Bottom"). There's not a duffer in sight, with jazz-funk style closer "Smoov Groove" and righteous disco-funk bumper "Party Time" arguably the pick of an impressive bunch.
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Disco Tools V1
RH 042
23 Nov 16
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Trip Love - (5:22) 118 BPM
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Boogie Feets - (4:19) 100 BPM
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Come To Mama - (4:36) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just Dance - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Les Bourges - (5:54) 119 BPM
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Orca
FBR 048
25 Nov 16
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Orca - (7:23) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Minke - (6:43) 125 BPM
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Logman's Beak - (5:33) 124 BPM
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Pygmy - (6:32) 122 BPM
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Review: Next up on Bristol's Futureboogie is Alex Warren aka Kiwi who has had previous releases on the likes of Optimo Music, Blase Boys Club and Sneaky Music in addition to promoting for well known London parties and clubs like Orlando Boom/Kate Boss and The Nest. The versatile producer wastes no time getting stuck in, starting out with the explosive "Orca" which features one of the most amazing arpeggios this side of "I Feel Love". There's more vintage, synth driven disco vibes on "Minke" or "Logmans Break" while the feel good nu-disco vibes of "Pygmy" are reminiscent of modern greats like Jay Shepheard or Milton Jackson.
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Katakana Edits Vol 44
KE 9044
19 Sep 16
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Night Strangers - (4:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On Fire - (6:20) 117 BPM
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Review: The honour of curating the 44th instalment of Katakana's Edits series has fallen on Disco Funk Spinner, a much respected re-edit guy whose work has appeared on the likes of Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit and Sound Exhibitions. Here though he only manages to provide two jams, but it's quality, not quantity, right? First up we get "Night Strangers" which takes loops from Candi Staton's Bee Gees cover (Nights On Broadway) and adds an accelerated disco house tempo and subtle but funky embellishments. On the digital flip is "On Fire", a clever rework of Peggy Lee's indestructible classic, Fever. Hot stuff!
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Trash The Wax Vol  4
PAPDLA 220
10 Nov 16
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Let's Move" (original mix) - (5:47) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reggie Got Beats - "It's On Tonight" (feat Kari Eskild - 12" disco edit) - (6:07) 113 BPM
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Electric Pendergrass - "Girls Like Me" (original mix) - (5:41) 105 BPM
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DJ Rocca & Chris Massey - "The Trunk" (original mix) - (5:05) 110 BPM
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Bruno Belissimo - "El Origen De Todo" (original mix) - (4:07) 103 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "Bob" (original mix) - (6:46) 120 BPM
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B0ka - "Broedrene Hermanos" (original mix) - (6:59) 117 BPM
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Cuz Electric - "Lullaby" (feat Megan Jones - original mix) - (6:45) 115 BPM
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Daco - "I Heard It" (original mix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Dagfest - "Love The Ooh" (original mix) - (4:05) 114 BPM
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Deckard - "Gotta Love For You" (original mix) - (6:54) 120 BPM
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Gold Boy - "Toxic Love" (original mix) - (7:03) 114 BPM
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Ichisan - "Am Bam" (original mix) - (6:20) 120 BPM
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James Rod - "Several Sideral" (original mix) - (5:10) 115 BPM
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Kooky & Damoon - "Take Me Down" (feat Courtnay Reddy - original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
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Kornum & Karma - "Think" (original mix) - (6:04) 123 BPM
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Moerk - "Fuck Off, Freddie" (original mix) - (3:38) 118 BPM
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Nutritious - "Fantasia" (original mix) - (7:31) 120 BPM
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Pablo & Shoey - "Space Horns" (original mix) - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Picotropico - "Time Will Tell" (feat J M Ledezma - original mix) - (7:35) 110 BPM
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Situation - "Chuck The Souffle" (Das Bitter rework) - (9:08) 126 BPM
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Solid State - "Can U Rock" (original mix) - (7:10) 118 BPM
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Review: Paper Disco's Trash The Wax compilation series certainly offers a lot of bang for your buck. This fourth installment continues the trend, serving up 22 tried-and-tested dancefloor jams for disco-loving DJs. As usual, the selected tracks are a mixture of killer edits (Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee, Solid State, Electric Pendergrass, DJ Rocca & Chris Massey), sparkling remixes (a tasty '80s electrofunk rework of Reggie Got Beats' "It's On Tonight" by Norwegian eccentric Ralph Myerz), and stellar original productions (see 2 Billion Beats' "Bob", Daco's Gladys Knight-sampling throb-job "I Heard It", Picotropico's decidedly Balearic "Time Will Tell"). There's possibly a little more Italo-disco on this edition, but that's no bad thing - especially as the arpeggio-heavy cuts showcased here are universally excellent.
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Jazzy Days, Jazzy Nights
APERSONAL 25
04 Nov 16
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Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
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Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
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Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
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Review: After an extended summer break, Apersonal Music returns to action via a first EP in five years from Cisco Cisco. It opens with the comforting shuffle of "Jazzy Days", where intricate electric piano lines, woozy chords and soulful vocal samples ride a near horizontal, slow-house groove. It's accompanied by a trademark Ron Basejam remix, which retains the rich, jazzy deep house feel of the original, whilst adding a little more disco swagger. Further disco and boogie influences can be heard on "Jazzy Nights", which is a flickering, synth-heavy deep house treat. Andre Vegas' smooth, sweet and sultry interpretation of that track rounds off a fine E.P.
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Future Disco Vol 10: Complete, Repeat, A Disco Drama
NEEDCD 025D
25 Nov 16
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Snacks - "Matinee" - (6:28) 118 BPM
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Rhyze - "Just How Sweet Is Your Love" (Walker & Royce remix) - (7:42) 119 BPM
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Kraak & Smaak - "Way Back Home" (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
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Lopsley - "Operator" (DJ Koze's Disco edit) - (5:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Leon Revol - "Cantik" - (8:36) 119 BPM
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Ocho - "Vines" (Darshan Jesrani instrumental mix) - (8:28) 118 BPM
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Franc Moody - "Yuri" - (5:51) 124 BPM
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Marquis Hawkes - "I'm So Glad" (Paul Woolford remix) - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Adesse Versions - "Explain It" - (6:13) 124 BPM
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Adam Port - "Tonight" (Adam Port 12" Autobahn edit) - (6:14) 122 BPM
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Skatebord - "The Bells Of Mist" - (9:29) 111 BPM
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Tensnake - "Freundchen" - (6:11) 121 BPM
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Pale Blue - "The Math" - (5:50) 124 BPM
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Sandboards - "Nothing But A Freak" - (5:16) 120 BPM
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Cubenx - "First Wave Front" - (7:24) 122 BPM
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VIMES - "Mind" (Reprise) - (8:45) 115 BPM
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Various - "Future Disco Vol 10: Complete, Repeat, A Disco Drama" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:08:46) 120 BPM
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Review: The Future Disco crew has described this tenth volume in their popular compilation series as "the closing of a chapter". In effect, though, it's business as usual, with the un-credited compilers gathering together their usual mix of nu-disco, Balearic-minded floor-fillers, and house cuts inspired by original disco and boogie. Among the many highlights you'll find the deep disco wooziness of Snacks' "Matinee", a throbbing Tiger & Woods remix of Kraak & Smaak's "Way Back Home", the bombastic disco-techno of Adesse Versions' "Explain It", and some Italo-disco influenced Scandolearic business from Skateboard. Oh, and DJ Koze's anthem-like Disco Edit of Lapsley's "Operator", which is undoubtedly one of the dancefloor success stories of 2016.
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The Magic Room
PLAY 013
25 Nov 16
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The Magic Room (Dino Lenny & Seth Troxler Re edit) - (8:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Magic Room (Luke Solomon's 'Live Forever' remix) - (9:12) 120 BPM
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The Magic Room (Doorly Re Chunk mix) - (8:11) 120 BPM
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Played by: Holiday 80
Review: It would be fair to refer to Dino Lenny as a "veteran": the Italian producer has been churning out dancefloor hits since the dawn of the '90s. This release sees him join forces with Cajual and Hot Creations regular Doorly for a loving tribute to the joys of club culture. The action centres on a meandering, largely spoken vocal describing a mesmerizing late night dancing experience in "The Magic Room". On the lead version - a tasty re-edit by Lenny and Seth Troxler - this is accompanied by "Lazy" style pianos, and a chunky, disco-tinged house groove. The low-slung guitars and bass are pushed to the fore on Doorly's energy-packed remix, while Luke Solomon doffs a cap to the jazz-flecked boompty sounds of Chicago on his busy rework.
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Don't Mess With Us
DF 047
30 Nov 16
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Don't Mess With Us - (5:35) 118 BPM
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Johnny's Destiny - (5:51) 118 BPM
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Gambling Face - (6:47) 112 BPM
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Sweet Love - (7:03) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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So Easy - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Those Days - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from Serbian scalpel maestro Tonbe. His frequent EPs are aimed fairly and squarely at the dancefloor, delivering a mixture of re-edits, reworks and sample-heavy productions that don't try too hard to impress. This latest EP is full of such cheery, tried-and-tested cuts, from the rolling jazz breaks, comfy Rhodes stabs and fluttering soul vocals of "Gambling Face", and punchy disco-house flavours of "Sweet Love", to the rich, organ-flecked soulfulness of "Those Days", and riotous, disco-goes-hip-house opener "Don't Mess With Us". In other words, it's another rock-solid collection of tasty peak-time bangers from one of the edit scene's most reliable producers.
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Lost In Grooves
CHOPDIGI 085
02 Dec 16
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Fantasy Love Affair - "Lost In Venice" - (5:03) 107 BPM
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Levantine - "Atmosphere" - (7:00) 110 BPM
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C Da Afro - "The Sexy Groove" - (5:24) 97 BPM
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DJ Laurel - "Rising On Top" - (5:41) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Greek re-edit powerhouse, Chopshop, is back this time with a new various artist's compilation, Lost In Grooves. There's plenty of jollies to be had here, beginning with the high drama of "Lost In Venice" a swirling disco features golden tonsilled sirens and bug thumping drums. Elsewhere Levantine's "Atmosphere" recalls the good old days of French Touch, with its warm, filtered loops, C Da Afro opts for lazy beats and sumptuous strings on "The Sexy Groove" and DJ Laurel mellows things out with some silky 80s synth funk grooves on "Rising On Top". Slick!
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Calore EP
MIDRIOTD 084
28 Nov 16
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Wings Of Love - (8:09) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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African Food - (6:11) 124 BPM
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Wings Of Love (Kiu D remix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
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Instant Party - (7:00) 120 BPM
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Review: Italian duo Mena and Melgado step up to the plate with their first appearance on Midnight Riot, bringing with them a quartet of funk-fuelled dancefloor bombs. They begin in confident mood, successfully looping up a breezy, impassioned vocal sample over a tooled-up disco-boogie groove on "Wings of Love", before "African Food" sees them stick a house rocket underneath a horn-heavy Afro-funk jam. "Instant Party" happily lives up to the promise of its' title, with chopped-up chants, spiraling sax links and goodtime grooves ensuring an energetic, club-ready feel. The EP also includes a tasty remix of "Wings of Love" from Masterworks and Hot Digits man Kiu D, who successfully drags the track further towards bumpin' disco-house territory.
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Heads
MIDRIOTD 079
26 Sep 16
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We Want Prince (Yam Who? Rework) - (5:31) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heads - (6:52) 118 BPM
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Rubbanova - (8:05) 124 BPM
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We Want Prince - (5:31) 118 BPM
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Deal With This - (5:45) 123 BPM
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Review: If you swap the first letters of Judge Funk's name, you get Fudge Junk. We're still trying to work out if that actually means anything at all. However, whilst we all ponder that existential question, lets listen to the music. Yam Who? pack five JF tracks in this single on their Midnight Riot label. Including their own take on "We Want Prince", where the original's crowd-chanting elastic bass hysteria becomes the funkiest disco-funk this side of Minneapolis. Elsewhere "Heads" is thumping mid-80s electro soul, "Rubbanova" is brassy, Loveboat-era boogie and "Deal With This" is deliriously glamorous shimmering disco-house escapism.
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Disco Darling EP
WD 38
05 Dec 16
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Andy Ash - "You've Been Found" - (6:46) 121 BPM
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Vincenzo De Bull & Halve Soul - "Cherry Pie" - (7:44) 104 BPM
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Rabo & Snob - "Darling" - (7:14) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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JP Source - "Rollergirl Return" - (7:10) 107 BPM
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Played by: FINGERMAN
Review: Whisky Disco invite a trio of fresh faces to their ever-growing talent troupe for the Disco Darling EP. Andy Ash takes the lead with a loopy, strutting slice of sample-laced house that wouldn't go amiss in a Mark Farina set while Vincenzo De Bull & Halve Soul lower the tempo, invite us on a Balearic picnic and insist we gobble up huge chunks of Sade's "Cherry Pie". Deeper into the EP we find firm label friends Rabo & Snob laying down a velvet bed of Rhodes and vocal harmonies before the final label newcomer JP Source plays a slo-mo game of sample patty-cake with loopy disco mischief.
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Super Groove V7
FKR 131
01 Dec 16
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KS French - "Monsieur Groove" - (5:47) 116 BPM
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KS French - "Keep On Brother" - (6:08) 100 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Dirty Boogie" - (4:24) 98 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Funk Me" - (4:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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That's What We Doin' EP
HB 018
22 Nov 16
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Favors - (6:05) 90 BPM
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That's What We Doin' - (5:46) 108 BPM
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Just For You - (6:33) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Here on Labor Of Love EP covert disco spy Labor Of Love delivers three cuts on the That's What We Doin' EP, and all of them look the American soul sounds of the glittering 1980s - "Favours" kicks things off as a slow jam with chiming keys, clavinet grooves and smooth n breezy vocals, next the title track is a faster golden boogie jam, the kind that Metro Area looked to for inspiration and lastly "Just For You" is the kind of raw bass strutter that would have set the coolest New York funk clubs alight back in the day.
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Salty Vibes Vol 3
DWADSEP 37
14 Nov 16
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Nipple - (7:30) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Up Up 2 The Sky - (6:03) 112 BPM
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Boogie No More - (6:56) 122 BPM
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Tokyo Dancer - (6:15) 117 BPM
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Do It - (5:56) 117 BPM
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Review: Everyone knows that the best popcorn is sweet and salty. Alien Disco Sugar knows it for sure, hence his Salty Vibes series. Here on the third outing for the series, we get five re-edits where the quality makes up for the fairly obvious choice of source material. Highlights include "Nipple" where Grace Jones' Nipple To The Bottle gets pureed and poured into a warm house vessel, "Up Up 2 The Sky", where Silver Convention's Fly Robin Fly gets beefed up into tough electro-house and "Boogie No More" where A Taste Of Honey's classic gets a Bucketheads-ish type of makeover.
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Monsieur Raw Edits EP
FKR 130
29 Nov 16
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Bustin Out - (4:47) 100 BPM
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Champagne Groove - (7:06) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funky Diva - (5:53) 106 BPM
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Make It Better - (4:38) 108 BPM
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Masterworks Vol 2
MMD 023
25 Jul 16
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80's Child - "Computerized" - (6:35) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fingerman - "Get My Luvin'" - (8:06) 111 BPM
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Dan Johnson - "Love That Dancer" - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee - "Feel Good Jam" - (6:45) 107 BPM
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Chris Shennan - "We Got 'em" - (6:10) 118 BPM
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Peza - "Filmed Message" - (7:08) 103 BPM
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Heion - "Caught Up" - (5:27) 118 BPM
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James Rod - "Chekking Down" - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Living In A Fantasy" - (6:06) 117 BPM
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The Silver Rider - "Keep On Feeeeling" - (6:55) 114 BPM
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Mystep - "Hit Record" - (6:41) 117 BPM
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RobJamWeb - "Qu'est-Ce Que L'amour" - (7:41) 101 BPM
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Soultronic/Kiu D - "My Man" - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Rare Cuts - "Out To Get 'cha" - (5:50) 100 BPM
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Voodoo Whiskey - "You Stole My Heart" - (4:14) 92 BPM
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Lux Experience - "Seven" - (6:23) 117 BPM
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Joutro Mundo - "Video Games" - (6:03) 118 BPM
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Deelicious - "Much Too Much" - (6:16) 111 BPM
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Situation - "Mr Joseph" - (6:19) 113 BPM
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Mr Absolutt - "Yellow Moon" - (6:24) 97 BPM
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Ziggy Phunk - "The City" - (6:29) 96 BPM
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P Sol - "Give Me" - (6:44) 115 BPM
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Chuggin Edits - "Playboy" - (6:55) 108 BPM
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Chewy Rubs - "Conquest" - (7:15) 117 BPM
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Thatneedsanedit - "Lost In T'maze" - (8:53) 100 BPM
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Topic Of Conversation - "So Good" - (7:49) 117 BPM
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Review: Nu-disco hero 80s Child has come a long way since Masterworks Vol 1, the inaugural release on his Masterworks label a year and a half ago. Now we have the follow-up and it reveals how the label's sound has grown. There are 26 sizzling bangers on board this time, boasting a million delirious dance floor moments. Highlights of which include the fizzy thump-funk of 80s Child's "Computerized", Peza's doomy analogue electro mash up "Filmed Message" and the smooth, synthetic boogie of "Much Too Much" by Deelicious.
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Dying To Dance
MMD 020
09 May 16
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Lonely Town Lonely Street - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trust Me - (4:30) 118 BPM
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Dying To Dance - (5:26) 117 BPM
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Mechanical Body - (6:12) 102 BPM
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Change Of Mind - (6:28) 113 BPM
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Review: Lately Leeds' Deelicious has seen his loose and groovy tunes grace the likes of Sound Exhibitions and Disco Fruit. Here he rolls out five sizzling new bangers. The urgent slice of socially conscious funk, "Lonely Town Lonely Street", kicks things off, "Trust Me" incorporates housier filtered loops into the mix and the title track is celebratory slice of disco-pop with some ace bloc-rocking breaks and punk-funk bass work. Elsewhere we enter orbit with the melodramatic sci-fi boogie of "Mechanical Body" and "Change Your Mind" is an amazing example of early underground dance music reconfigured by a 21st century perspective.
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Button Pusher (Remixes)
HOTDIGIT 026
24 Oct 16
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Button Pusher (Dr Packer remix) - (6:48) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Button Pusher (LTJ remix) - (7:44) 108 BPM
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Button Pusher (Martin Hayes remix) - (5:31) 116 BPM
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Mainliner (Bonus Tool) - (7:37) 118 BPM
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Review: "Button Pusher", Gregg 'Fingerman' Holmes' hot-to-trot 2015 disco edit, remains one of Hot Digits' best-selling tracks. It makes perfect sense, then, that Holmes has decided to get it remixed. Aussie maestro Dr Packer steps up first, filtering out the swirling strings and adding wavering TB-303 lines on a superb disco-acid interpretation. Predictably, Italian slo-mo don LTJ takes the opposite approach, dipping the tempo and wisely sticking closer to Holmes' sumptuous source material. The final version comes from deep house sort Martin Hayes, who turns "Button Pusher" into a stomping chunk of filter-heavy disco-house energy. As if that wasn't enough to get you to part with your hard earned cash, Holmes has also included another disco-house smasher in the shape of "Mainliner (Bonus Tool)".
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Surgery Edits Vol 8
DD 035
22 Mar 16
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I Feel Acid - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Flow - (6:35) 118 BPM
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Somebody Else - (8:14) 110 BPM
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Flashing Lites - (5:48) 106 BPM
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Xpand Your Mind - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Do Your Thang - (5:31) 116 BPM
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Tropical Jump - (6:10) 112 BPM
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Beautiful People - (5:02) 107 BPM
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Review: Whoever said that disco was dead was not aware of Dr Packer and his life-restoring scalpel skills. The cover of this eighth installment of edits reveals the good doc and colleagues hard at work resurrecting a giant disco ball and the sonic results can be heard on this mini-album. Highlights include the slinky clap-along, "Somebody Else", the noodle-bass moog boogie of "Xpand Your Mind" and the breaks-laden cocktail grind of "Tropical Jump". Good to hear disco has checked outta hospital and back on the dancefloor in full health.
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Volume Three
PR 03
21 Oct 16
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Dance To Love - (6:07) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Think I Can Feel Something - (7:20) 115 BPM
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Perfecto - (6:53) 110 BPM
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Review: The third installment of the Paradise Row series reunites regular studio pals Dicky Trisco and Pete Herbert, following the latter's solo missive earlier in the year. Naturally, the three tracks offer cheery, floor-friendly explorations of many of the duo's well-known influences - think Italo-disco, proto-house, dub disco, Balearic and boogie - and it's hard to find fault with any of them. "I Think I Can Feel Something", which sounds like a long lost Paul Simpson production with added freestyle and Balearic disco influences, is arguably the highlight, though the Italo/electrofunk fusion of "Perfecto", and Michael style early Chicago house vibes of "Dance To Love" aren't far behind.
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Back In The Day EP
RNTD 022
03 Oct 16
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Back In The Day - (7:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Estrelar - (4:39) 104 BPM
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Back In The Day (Daniel Leseman remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Last Night - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Review: Back In The Day marks the second appearance from Local Talk regulars Dirtytwo on J Kriv and Aaron Dae's Razor 'N' Tape imprint. Like their last outing, Back In The Day sees them offering up an impressive blend of bumpin' house and filter-heavy re-edits with a heavy emphasis on party starting. While the murky, basement-bothering title track, and Daniel Leeseman's baggier, disco-house rework, are impressive, it's the EP's other two tracks that are really floating our boat. Check, in particular, the string-laden, bass-heavy sleaze of "Last Night", which boasts a spine-tingling breakdown and some decidedly sweaty female vocals. That said, the slower "Estrelar" - a chopped-up, looped, filter-fiddling rework of the Marcos Valle track of the same name - is also rather fine.
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Surgery Edits Vol 7
DD 034
23 Nov 15
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Little Bit Of Razz - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Friday's Enemy - (7:07) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Doctor - (7:54) 113 BPM
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Nightlife - (6:00) 105 BPM
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B There - (5:23) 118 BPM
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Kingston Rudeboy - (6:37) 97 BPM
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Ecstasy - (6:20) 103 BPM
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Shame (VIP mix) - (6:30) 125 BPM
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Review: For a seventh time, Perth-based scalpel fiddler Dr Packer opens his surgery doors and invites us inside. As usual, his cheery, floor-friendly reworks strike the right balance between contemporary dancefloor chops (beefed-up bottom end, well-placed filters, and so on), and treating the source material with due reverence. Happily, there's not a duffer in sight, and even his reworks of stone cold classics (see Oliver Cheetham tweak "Friday's Enemy", First Choice revision "Love Doctor" and housed-up Evelyn 'Champagne' King stomper "Shame (VIP)") are different enough to be worthwhile additions to your collection. Highlights are plentiful, but check - in particular - the string-laden disco chug of "Ecstasy" and "Nightlife", a thickset '80s boogie rub full of sparkling synthesizers and heavy bass.
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Bad Reputation
803146 6701554
10 Oct 16
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Bad Reputation (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix) - (6:09) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bad Reputation (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Funkadiba) - (5:34) 60 BPM
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Review: Italy's Psycho Radio and LC Anderson are two house collectives that have stuck close to another over the last fifteen years. They both deal in straight-up electro house but, not that tacky gear, just the good shit. It's no wonder they land on the mythical Rebirth with a new EP, but the real surprise comes from the remixers at the helm of "Bad Reputation". The legendary Daniele Baldelli, one of the pillars of the Italian cosmic wave teams up with Marco Dionigi with a reinterpretation of the original tune; the result is a percussion-heavy, tribal house chugger with that same sleaziness that made the former artist so renowned. There's a Funkadiba version, too, which brings in a tighter bassline to the picture, along with an added layer of vocal swagger. BIG.
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Beer Garden Boogie
ED 70
08 Nov 16
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Basement Jazz - (5:33) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disco Thang - (6:14) 109 BPM
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Down With The Grooove - (5:13) 111 BPM
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Come Back Baby - (4:44) 112 BPM
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Get Down - (5:40) 113 BPM
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Review: Editorial regulars Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee join forces once more, this time to celebrate the joys of drunkenly dancing in a pub's backyard. There's a definite alfresco looseness to electric piano-laden jazz-funk opener "Basement Jazz", while the groovy and hypnotic "Disco Thang" - which boasts a sneaky nod or two to Yellow Magic Orchestra - may cause a few dancers to spill their pint. Elsewhere, a P-funk classic gets turned into a shuffling house number on "Down With The Groove", the duo drops some more low-slung, string-laden disco on "Come Back Baby", and "Get Down" is a riotous fusion of rubbery disco-boogie grooves, punchy horns, and funk-fuelled freestyle vocals.
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Intermission EP
MMD 026
11 Nov 16
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Latino Gino - (5:38) 117 BPM
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Room Full Of Strangers - (5:36) 100 BPM
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Somethin' Shady - (5:35) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What You Gonna Do - (5:33) 102 BPM
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Review: By the power of Greyskool, scalpel fiends Dave Gerrard and Rob Bairstow pop up on Masterworks Music with the follow-up to their 2015 debut, Inside The Box. They begin with a cheeky curveball: a punchy and floor-friendly re-imagining of Gino Latino's 1988 Euro-house hit "Welcome". "Room Full of Strangers" is a fine scalpel work of Candi Staton's superb, mid-tempo disco anthem "Nights On Broadway" - this time with a little extra low-end chug - while "Something Shady" is a fine rework of Labi Siffre's "I Got The..." that subtly gives it a little more dancefloor oomph. Finally, they make a play for "end of night edit of the year" with a tastily looped-up rearrangement of Stephanie Mills' super-sweet "Wha'cha Gonna Do With My Lovin".
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Secret Ninja New Edits
AUDAZ 1305
21 Nov 16
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Lusophony - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Hit The Ground - (6:33) 116 BPM
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Not In Your Eyes - (6:00) 110 BPM
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Promesas De Amor - (6:43) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dj's Delight
MMD 021
06 Jun 16
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Disco Lovin' - (7:07) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's Not Over - (7:02) 119 BPM
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Monday Blues - (7:30) 122 BPM
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Nuthin' Goin' On - (6:23) 107 BPM
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Not Forgotten - (6:31) 114 BPM
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Review: Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's recent Vinyl TV show depicted the birth of New York black party culture with the mighty Kool Herc at the helm. Here Dr Packer riffs off that same imagery too, even if his edits are more in the disco vein than that of Herc's hard funk breaks. There are a whopping six edits to wrap your ears around here, highlights include sensuous 70s boogie, complete with electro bassline, of "Disco Lovin", the protracted hiNRG New Order loops of "Monday Blues" and the shimmering, dry ice soul of "Chocolate Boogie". Fun music for fun times!
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Dance To The Groove
SPA 021
02 Dec 16
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Dance To The Groove (original mix) - (6:58) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Key (Rayko Re edit) - (7:18) 116 BPM
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Dance To The Groove (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:05) 110 BPM
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Dance To The Groove (Frank Agrario remix) - (8:08) 100 BPM
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Dance To The Groove (Parissior remix) - (7:26) 112 BPM
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Shut It
NAAR 005
05 Dec 16
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Shut It (original mix) - (7:41) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shut It (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi remix) - (5:29) 114 BPM
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Zona De Perigo (original mix) - (7:23) 110 BPM
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Review: Eric Duncan may be best known for his sterling work in Rub N Tug amongst many other projects, but now he's also to be found cruising the highways and byways of the late night disco underworld under his own name. This release on Not An Animal represents everything you want to hear in a sleazy party spot, with throbbing arpeggios and shimmering lead lines hovering in a perfect retro-futurist reverie that comes on like second nature to the NYC producer. Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi turn in a remix of "Shut It" that raises the temperature a touch without losing that addictive veneer, making this a record perfect for all kinds of neon-lit abandon.
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Motor City Booty (The Remixes)
MIDRIOTMCB 002
03 Oct 16
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown - Qwestlife remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir - John Mork & Andrew Emil remix) - (8:34) 122 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 1 (feat Dames Brown - Sam Redmore remix) - (8:36) 127 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 2 (feat Dames Brown - Eli Escobar remix) - (8:15) 127 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need (Thatmanmonkz remix) - (6:34) 122 BPM
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Superficial (Mark E remix) - (7:42) 110 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need (Big Danny Kane remix) - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay (Inkswel remix) - (5:52) 111 BPM
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Send A Message (Kid Sublime remix) - (5:54) 110 BPM
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir - Marten Roberto & Nikolay Danev remix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
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Superficial (Judge Funk remix) - (4:50) 116 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena - DJ Raw Sugar remix) - (5:09) 107 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Situation remix) - (5:17) 106 BPM
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Return Of The Ghetto Fly (feat Neco Redd - Peza remix) - (5:50) 104 BPM
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Superficial (Chewy Rubs remix) - (8:58) 114 BPM
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown - Modified Man remix) - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Bittersuite remix) - (6:35) 118 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 2 (feat Dames Brown - De Fantastiske To remix) - (9:49) 124 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay (Mr Mulatto remix) - (5:22) 111 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena - Heion remix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Henri Le Blanc remix) - (5:47) 116 BPM
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Review: Midnight Riot isn't messing around with this collection of remixes of tracks from Detroit veteran Amp Fiddler's recent Motor City Booty set. Label boss Yam Who has pulled out all the stops, drawing on both Midnight Riot regulars and genuinely hot talents such as Eli Escobar (whose slick, soulful house rub of "Soul Fly Part 2" is a highlight), Thatmanmonkz, Inkswel and Mark E (who genuinely steals the show with a dreamy, mid-tempo take on "Superficial"). Taken as a whole, it's far more "killer" than "filler", with sterling contributions from Sam Redmore (dub-flecked Afro-house goodness), Kid Sublime (sun-kissed boogie-soul), chewy Rubs (low-slung disco-house heaviness), and Modified Man (synth-heavy broken beat).
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Hotel Victoria EP
WD 36
24 Oct 16
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Kto Dat Nam Deszcz - (6:35) 108 BPM
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Bez Tego I Owego - (6:24) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zabawa W Stylu Folk - (6:00) 118 BPM
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Teleniedziela - (7:57) 118 BPM
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Review: Thanks to the sterling work done by the Very Polish Cut-Outs series, we're now all familiar with the previously hidden world of eccentric Eastern European disco. Now that label is no more, fellow Poles Holiday 80 are keen to continue its' good work. The Hotel Victoria EP contains fantastic reworks of four obscure, Balkan disco treats. It's packed with smashers from start to finish; check, for example, the acid-laden, muscular disco-strut of "Teleniedziela", the spiraling, rock-tinged camp of the charged-up "Zabawa W Stylu Folk", and the shuffling, filter-heavy sweetness of early '80s gem "Kta Dat Nam Deszcz". Best of all, though, is the American style disco-funk hustle of "Bez Tego I Owego", which contains some particularly wild organ solos.
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You Get By
WD 39
05 Dec 16
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You Get By - (7:22) 120 BPM
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You Get By (Love Dance remix) - (6:32) 115 BPM
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Believe - (6:35) 115 BPM
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Together - (6:00) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The terrible twosome from Tel Aviv are back! Yes, Rabo & Snob have rustled up more boogie treats for our dancing pleasure, and a pleasure it is. First is the pumping Italo-disco fizz of "You Get By", which is turned into slinky peep-show grooves by Love Dance. Elsewhere we get the muscular disco rock of "Believe" and last but not least the elastic bass arpeggiations and percolating synths of "Together". Ace.
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Funk Ride
ED 68
05 Oct 16
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Matt Hughes - "Biodigital Jazz" - (4:53) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Joseph Terruel - "Basics" - (6:01) 117 BPM
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Woodhead - "Hopeless Situation" - (5:48) 102 BPM
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Napoleon - "Little Sailor" - (5:43) 100 BPM
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Old Chap - "I've Got The Groovy Touch" - (4:19) 113 BPM
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Feza - "Discotizer" - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Review: Editorial love slo-mo disco grooves and their latest comp, Funk Ride, is packed full them. Matt Hughes kicks off the Balearic party with elasticated basslines, bongos and poolside sunset vibes on "Biodigital Jazz", Joseph Terruel, ups the tempo a fraction for the dreamy boogie of "Basics" and Woodhead whips out the brass section and tight guitar licks for "Hopeless Situation". Elsewhere Napoleon drops the fuzzy funk loops on the hazy boogie jam "Little Sailor" whilst we drift away on the blue-sky chords of Old Chap's "I've Got The Groovy Touch" and Feza closes with the compressed live funk anthem "Discotizier".
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Z Records Presents Ibiza 2016
ZEDDDIGICD 038
05 Aug 16
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Crackazat - "What You're Feeling" (original mix) - (7:21) 124 BPM
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The Foreign Exchange - "Can't Turn Around" (Shino Blackk edit) - (7:36) 123 BPM
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Doug Willis - "Spread Love" (JN 2016 retouch) - (5:56) 124 BPM
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Kenya - "Let Me" (Sean McCabe Main vocal remix) - (8:21) 120 BPM
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Opolopo & Erik Dillard - "Spare Me The Details" (Rhemi remix) - (6:22) 123 BPM
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Sessomatto - "I Need Somebody" (Akabu remix) - (6:36) 121 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Here Comes The Sunburst Band" (Fouk remix) - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Do What You Feel" (Steve Mill remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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Loose Change - "Straight From The Heart" (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Joey Negro - "Love Hangover" (2016 Remaster) - (6:56) 121 BPM
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Mastermind - "Happy Music" (Dr Packer remix) - (7:07) 121 BPM
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Spirit Catcher - "Rendez-vous" (original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
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Sean McCabe & Erik Dillard - "Everything's Alright" (Art Of Tones remix) - (7:08) 122 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Can't Get High Without U" (2016 Remaster) - (6:32) 128 BPM
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Fonda Rae - "Over Like A Fat Rat" (Victor Simonelli Club mix) - (10:13) 122 BPM
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Opolopo - "Feels Good 2 Me" (Nachtbraker Desperately Wants To Know remix) - (5:53) 120 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Garden Of Love" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (6:51) 127 BPM
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Joey Negro - "I Can Feel Your Body Rock" (JN Serious mix) - (7:14) 122 BPM
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Portia - "Never Gonna Give You Up" (JN extended mix) - (8:29) 123 BPM
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Sean McCabe & Hannah Khemoh - "Reach Out" (Atjazz remix - Joey Negro edit) - (6:44) 124 BPM
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Opolopo - "Candy Coated Perfection" (Pezzner Solar dub) - (7:14) 120 BPM
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A Bitch Named Johanna - "Freak It" (Tony Humphries instrumental) - (5:23) 123 BPM
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Sessomatto - "Moody" (Joey Negro Club mix 2016 Remaster) - (8:06) 128 BPM
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Samson & Delilah - "I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away" (Dr Packer remix) - (6:54) 117 BPM
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Darlene Davis - "Making It" (Sean P edit) - (8:26) 122 BPM
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Cela - "Im In Love" (Joey Negro edit) - (7:19) 124 BPM
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Ramona Brooks - "I Don't Want You Back" (original mix) - (4:46) 118 BPM
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AC Soul Symphony - "Still In Love" (Joey Negro Love Symphony mix) - (7:46) 127 BPM
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Review: With the 2016 Ibiza summer season in full swing, Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee has gathered together a bumper collection of label tracks that are currently doing the business on the White Isle. There are few surprises amongst the 28 selections - think swinging piano-house, soulful grooves, sun-kissed broken beat, contemporary disco reworks and synth-heavy boogie-house - but the quality threshold remains remarkably high throughout. Highlights include Lee's glistening 2016 re-rub of his vintage Doug Willis anthem "Spread Love", a deliciously loose and synth-laden Fouk rework of The Sunburst Band, the bad-ass boogie business of Spirit Catcher's "Rendez-Vous", and a killer 1995 rework of Fonda Rae's "Over Like A Fat Rat" from U.S house legend Victor Simonelli.
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Don't Hold Back
CHOPDIGI 083
18 Nov 16
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Saint Mathieu - "What The Funkin Idea" - (5:48) 118 BPM
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DJ Laurel - "Don't Hold Back" - (5:04) 104 BPM
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Dave Gerrard - "Glow Of Dub" (Morning mix) - (7:25) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cordycep - "The Key" - (8:28) 122 BPM
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Review: Another month, another solid split EP from long-running edit imprint Chopshop. This time round, there's no unifying concept, just a quartet of cuts guaranteed to get things going out on the dancefloor. Saint Mathieu kicks things off with a chunky, party-starting rearrangement of a lesser-known European P-funk workout from the turn of the '80s, before DJ Laurel drops the cheery, chop-heavy disco-house chug of "Don't Hold Back". Label regular Dave Gerrard steals the show with "Glow Of Dub (Morning Mix)", a superior rework of a tactile, '80s soul favourite, while Cordycep closes proceedings with a hard-edged scalpel rework of a throbbing, early '80s, Prelude style electrofunk-meets-rap stomper ("The Key").
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Pollo Con Pollo EP
HEIST 019
25 Jul 16
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Gotta Act To React - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pollo Con Pollo - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Intermezzlow - (3:16) 108 BPM
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Intermezzo - (6:37) 116 BPM
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Gotta Act To React (Float mix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
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Review: Nachtbraker's latest expansive EP for Heist Recordings - his first release of 2016 - boasts a host of hot, floor-friendly excursions. The EP's first two missives offer two distinctly different takes on disco-house - the throbbing sub-bass, extra percussion hits and early Daft Punk riffs of "Gotta Act To React", versus the smooth, classic disco-sampling loop-jam "Pollo Con Pollo" - before the woozy, drawn out "Intermezzlow" allows the Dutch producer to showcase the groovy, downtempo side to his work. The accompanying "Intermezzo" is a jazzy, percussive deep house variation on the same sun-kissed theme, while "Gotta Act To React (Float Mix)" re-casts the EP's opening tune as a hazy deep house bumper.
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Hot Digits: Year Two
HOTDIGITMAXI 002
16 May 16
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Get Down Edits - "Anytime (She Goes Away)" - (6:50) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eyeco M - "Keepin' It To Myself" - (6:50) 103 BPM
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Martin Hayes - "Chain Of Love" - (5:33) 102 BPM
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Dawn Again - "Shadow Of The Gibb" - (6:39) 104 BPM
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Bad Barbie Vs Evil Smarty - "Tonight" - (7:53) 106 BPM
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Tomas Malo - "High Flyer" - (6:18) 110 BPM
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P-Sol - "Can't You See" - (6:46) 110 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Sing A Happy Song" - (6:53) 113 BPM
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Fingerman - "We Gon' Rock" - (7:38) 110 BPM
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LTJ - "Fat Thing" - (6:45) 110 BPM
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Chewy Rubs - "Bullet Dodger" - (8:00) 110 BPM
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Deelicious - "Can't Live Without You" - (5:31) 111 BPM
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Kiu D - "Do It Bad" - (5:32) 116 BPM
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Weedyman - "And Ode To? (Where Ya Wanna Go)" - (7:18) 118 BPM
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Raw-Artes - "C' Mon Back" - (7:11) 118 BPM
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Jay Ru - "Disco Music (Right On Time)" - (7:19) 113 BPM
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Rafael Fernandez - "Vintage Wine" - (6:50) 118 BPM
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Melon Bomb - "Breakin' It Down" - (8:08) 115 BPM
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Rayko - "Round One" - (8:04) 115 BPM
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James Rod - "Hot & Sexy" - (7:28) 120 BPM
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Ash Reynolds - "Remind Me" - (6:53) 116 BPM
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Appo - "Sunshine" - (6:52) 117 BPM
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Massimo Vanoni - "Seven Steps To The Groove (Deep Mix)" - (7:36) 120 BPM
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Goldboy - "Tisno Hermanos" - (7:51) 115 BPM
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Dave Gerrard - "Body Strike" - (6:59) 123 BPM
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Situation - "Soul Revival" - (6:14) 122 BPM
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Twisted Soul Collective - "Qualified" - (7:16) 125 BPM
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Various - "Hot Digits: Year Two Retrospective" (continuous mix By Fingerman) - (1:09:32) 115 BPM
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Review: Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint has packed in a lot of releases over the past 12 months, as this expansive roundup of the label's second year in business proves. Featuring 27 tracks and a bonus mix by the South Coast dwelling label boss, there's naturally plenty to admire. Highlights include, but are not limited to, the rolling, head-nodding grooves of Eyeco M's "Keeping It To Myself", the killer proto-house throb of "Tonight" by Bad Barbie vs Evil Smarty, the sexy, string-drenched disco loveliness of P-Sol's "Can't You See", LTJ's trumpet-boasting funk bumper "Fat Thing", and the hard-wired, bass-heavy rework of Julia & Company's "Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)" by Melon Bomb. It is, though, all pretty darn hot.
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On Te L'avait Dit/Spies Are Watching Me
FVR 127
11 Nov 16
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On Te L'avait Dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend) - (7:38) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spies Are Watching Me (Africaine 808 remix) - (5:53) 127 BPM
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On Te L'avait Dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco dub) - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Review: Favorite Recordings has pulled out all the stops on this tasty E.P, which features big name remixes of tracks from Patchworks man Bruno Hovart's Afro-disco side project, Violaa. The headline attractions are undoubtedly Dimitri From Paris's two reworks of "On Te L'Avait Dit". The Parisian disco maestro delivers a fiendishly percussive, horn-heavy Super Disco Blend - complete with original vocal - before working the drums and delays further on a fine accompanying Super Disco Dub. Golf Channel regulars Africaine 808 provide the other remix, laying down a delightfully loose, organic and percussive interpretation of former single "Spies Are Watching Me". Smartly, they push some of the previously unheard instrumentation to the fore early on, before unleashing Violaa's original horns and vocals.
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The Best Of Stephane Deschezeaux
SBK 95
28 Nov 16
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Standing Room - (5:00) 114 BPM
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Deeper - (6:46) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Prime Time - (5:41) 116 BPM
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On The Line - (6:29) 115 BPM
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Make It Hot - (7:28) 120 BPM
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I Give It All To You (feat Enois Scroggins) - (6:02) 114 BPM
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The Virtual Love - (5:56) 100 BPM
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High Level - (6:54) 118 BPM
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87 - (4:40) 118 BPM
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Satisfied - (7:02) 116 BPM
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Review: Having gleefully flitted between labels since first popping his head above the parapet five years ago, Stephane Deschezeaux has decided the time is right to settle down. This expansive EP-come-compilation gathers together the best of his nu-disco and sample-heavy edit productions for the Springbok label he founded some years back. There's naturally plenty of dancefloor fire to be found throughout, from the chunky disco-house strut of "Deeper", and synth-heavy '80s soul re-edit business of "Prime Time", to the undulating synth bass and life-affirming pianos of "Make It Hot". Also worth checking is the twinkling, Loose Ends-meets-Onra style slow jam, "The Virtual Love", and the thrusting, hard-edged electrofunk of "87".
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Riot In Lagos
MIDRIOTRIOTLAGOS 001
24 Oct 16
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Perdu - "Cece" - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Bosq - "More Heavy" (feat Kaleta) - (7:12) 120 BPM
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Mena & Melgado - "African Food" - (6:11) 124 BPM
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FSQ - "Shaking My Damn Head" (feat Dolette McDonald) - (4:49) 120 BPM
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Yam Who? - "How We Do" - (5:49) 112 BPM
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Seamus Haji & Reloved - "2000 Black" - (6:55) 125 BPM
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Drop Out Orchestra - "Jin Go La" - (5:47) 125 BPM
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South Beach Recycling - "Bongo Man" - (5:01) 129 BPM
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Judge Funk - "Plastic People" - (6:06) 108 BPM
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Hober Mallow - "Egbe Mi O" - (6:43) 97 BPM
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Jonny Walters - "Jam Bo Ree" - (3:43) 114 BPM
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Diesler & Yam Who? - "Afro Funky" (feat Andre Espeut) - (5:33) 115 BPM
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Showfa - "Hotfire" - (5:39) 121 BPM
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Chewy Rubs - "Africa" - (7:43) 118 BPM
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Clock Dagger - "Hankuri" - (4:07) 110 BPM
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Rayko - "Black Mama" (Cosmic Club edit) - (6:48) 108 BPM
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Henri Le Blanc - "Jungle Juice" - (5:54) 122 BPM
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Odyssey - "Aint No Dubbin Us Now" (Ron Basejam remix) - (7:07) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: As you might extrapolate from the title, Riot In Lagos is Midnight Riot's tribute to the endearing influence of African dance music. In typical style, this is achieved through a blend of contemporary productions, sample-heavy cuts and edits of original African material. The standard is impressively high throughout, with little in the way of fluff or filler. Highlights include, but are not limited to, the inspired deep house/Afro-disco fusion of Mena & Melgado's "African Food", the rich deep house bump of Yam Who's "How We Do", the dense percussion and glistening guitars of Drop Out Orcherstra's Candido tribute, "Jin Go La", and the pitched-down, Fela-in-dub chug of Hober Mallow's "Egbe Mi O". Oh, and Jonny Walters' hypnotic Afro-boogie shuffler "Jam Bo Ree".
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Kloof Diggin
WD 35
10 Oct 16
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Peace, Love & Harmony - (9:35) 121 BPM
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Disco De Moda - (6:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Private Life - (6:42) 105 BPM
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Review: This collaborative EP featuring reworks by Whiskey Disco boss Sleazy McQueen and fellow Florida resident Romano Arcaini first appeared on vinyl almost a year ago. Since then, prices for second hand copies have gone through the roof, making this digital download edition particularly welcome. It's undoubtedly a very strong collection of re-edits, too. Not only does it boast the ten-minute trip into life-affirming disco territory that is "Peace, Love & Harmony" - think swinging drum breaks, strong vocals, phased funk guitars and twinkling pianos - but also a killer chunk of saucer-eyed Italo-disco sleaze ("Disco De Monda"). The final track, a Clavinet-heavy warm-up shuffler entitled "Private Life", is also killer.
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