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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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The Philly Vanilli Tribute Mixes Vol 1
WMD 070
31 Aug 16
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Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (Philly Vanilli rework) - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Off The Wall (Philly Vanilli's Piss On The Wall rework) - (5:18) 122 BPM
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Don't Stop Til You Smoke Enough (feat Derrick Layo Trinity - Philly Vanilli's Ganya Generation) - (7:30) 90 BPM
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Review: You may have already figured out that We Mean Disco's latest re-edit EP is an unashamed tribute to the self-styled King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. As usual, man of mystery Philly Manilli is at the controls, adding his distinctive touch to two Jacko classics, and a much-loved disco reggae cover version. The Manilli man's version of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" builds up brilliantly in a similar manner to The Reflex's various MJ revisions, while his rework of "Off The Wall" turns the disco classic into a loopy, floor-friendly house jam. The package is completed by a tasty, dub-wise rearrangement of Derrick Laro and Trinity's killer 1980 reggae re-invention of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough".
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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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ZigZagging Compiled & Mixed By Opolopo
ZEDDDIGICD 039
23 Sep 16
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The Sunburst Band - "Everyday" (original mix) - (7:21) 105 BPM
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Opolopo & Diane Charlemagne - "Round And Round" (Opolopo 4 To The Floor mix) - (8:35) 120 BPM
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Electric Empire - "Always" (Joey Negro Classic mix) - (7:09) 123 BPM
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Opolopo & Pete Simpson - "Staying Power" (feat Pete Simpson - The Reflex Revision) - (7:28) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Doug Willis - "Midnight Sun" (original mix) - (7:12) 131 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Here Comes The Sunburst Band" (Fouk remix) - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Opolopo & Paul Randolph - "Sustain" (Opolopo Extra Bounce mix) - (6:40) 124 BPM
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Sean McCabe & Hannah Khemoh - "Reach Out" (extended mix) - (7:40) 124 BPM
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Mistura & Kendra Cash - "Smile" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:16) 124 BPM
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The Sunburst Band & Angela Johnson - "In The Thick Of It" (Opolopo Boogie Bodyland dub) - (7:14) 123 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Face The Fire" (Marlow & Truby dub) - (7:36) 114 BPM
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Tarantulaz - "Stop The World" (Tarantulaz Club mix) - (6:51) 120 BPM
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DJ Fudge & Kiko Navarro - "So Tight" (Club mix) - (7:47) 120 BPM
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Michelle Weeks - "Follow Your Dreams" (Sounds Of Life Main mix) - (5:50) 126 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "He Is" (Joey Negro Unreleased dub) - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Akabu - "Raw Love" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:00) 126 BPM
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Secret Sounds - "Come Back Home" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:23) 127 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Survivin'" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:30) 124 BPM
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Doug Willis - "Tonight's The Night" (original mix) - (5:43) 123 BPM
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Mistura - "Think Positive" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (9:45) 126 BPM
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Sean McCabe - "Holding On" (Crackazat remix) - (7:03) 119 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Master Rocker" (original mix) - (5:36) 118 BPM
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Zo! & Erro & Phonte - "We Are On The Move" (Joey Negro Revival mix) - (7:05) 123 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "We Can Live Forever" (Simon Grey dub) - (7:00) 125 BPM
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Joey Negro & Thelma Houston - "I Need Somebody Tonight" (Audiowhores remix) - (6:43) 123 BPM
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The Blackbyrds - "Mysterious Vibes" (Masters At Work Main mix) - (10:03) 85 BPM
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Agora - "Montayo" (Mark Grant Club mix) - (7:53) 124 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Educated Funk" (original mix) - (2:44) 105 BPM
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Opolopo - "Get On Up" (original mix) - (5:34) 120 BPM
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Men From Mars - "Get Down Tonight" (original mix) - (11:55) 124 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Can't Get High Without U" (Joey Negro Philly World mix) - (7:32) 128 BPM
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Akabu - "Crystalized" (original Underground mix) - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Jakatta - "Shimmering Stars" (Rulers Of The Deep mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "New York City Woman" (original mix) - (5:35) 123 BPM
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Z Factor - "Somebody" (Rubba dub) - (4:53) 126 BPM
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Thelma Houston - "All Of That" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
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Doug Willis - "Think" (original mix) - (5:40) 124 BPM
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The Sunburst Band & Diane Charlemagne - "My Way" (feat Diane Charlemagne - original mix) - (5:38) 102 BPM
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Various - "ZigZagging" (Mixed By Opolopo) - (1:13:59) 123 BPM
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Review: Joey Negro has ordained Scandi producer Opolopo to work his magic on this, the latest Z Records comp. This he does and then some, literally zig zagging his way through Z Records' back catalogue like a louche disco serpent. He eventually whittled things down to 35 tracks, all of which are contained here both as full tracks and within his DJ mix. Exclusives include new Opolopo reworks of "Staying Power" and his own "Sustain". Other highlights include the speedy smooth funk of "Midnight Sun" by Doug Willis and the sensual grooves of "Face The Face" by The Sunburst Band.
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Feel The Fire EP
DF 043
14 Sep 16
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Feel The Fire - (7:18) 115 BPM
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If It Feels Good - (6:02) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Striking Back - (5:10) 112 BPM
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Turn Me On - (8:05) 120 BPM
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Review: 2016 has been a good year for re-editor Evil Smarty. He's already put out killer material on Midnight Riot and Masterworks Music, and here pops up on Tonbe's Disco Fruit imprint for the first time. He gets down to business straight away with "Feel My Fire", a superb re-cut of the Osmonds' "I,I,I" that benefits greatly from some fresh new acid lines. "If It Feels Good" sees him in a celebratory mood (think sing-along disco funk with swinging new locked-in drums), while "Striking Back" - all elastic slap bass, dubbed-out Latin horns and disco-funk swagger - sounds tailor-made for sweaty, late night dancefloors. Finally, he ratchets the percussion up further on the hustling, T Connection style heavy disco of "Turn Me On".
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Still Rockin': V's Edits Vol 25
VHR 48
05 Sep 16
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Zed Leppelin - "Heartbreaker" (V's dub mix) - (7:16) 100 BPM
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MJJ - "Stop Your Pressure" (V's Determined mix) - (7:03) 106 BPM
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J Hammond - "Fantasy" (V's edit) - (8:17) 112 BPM
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The Militia - "Roxanne" (V's Disco & Rock mix) - (6:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Timmy Tommy - "Live Together" (V's Yes We Can edit) - (7:06) 107 BPM
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Review: Vehicle have been contributing to the contemporary nu-disco scene like few others labels and, to them, nothing is an obstacle, and no genre or style should be excluded. Zed Zeppelin's dub version of "Heartbreaker" is a refreshing disco take on the original, with its riffs still intact and rolling; "Stop Your Pressure" by MJJ takes Michael Jackson to a next level; J Hammond's "Fantasy" is a disco beauty; The Militia's version of "Roxanne" by Police moves those infamous vocals to new and interesting pastures; Timmy Tommy's "Live Together" is an devilish little monster that manages to fuel house with a crazy set of organs.
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Kon & The Gang
BBE 362CDG
19 Aug 16
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Kon - "Timeless" - (8:06) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rainer TrAbby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy - "Closer" - (6:30) 111 BPM
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Serge Gamesbourg - "Do It Well" - (6:49) 114 BPM
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Bosq - "Out Of My Head" - (7:56) 117 BPM
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Kon - "Can't Get Enough" - (8:41) 115 BPM
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Kon - "Awe Baby" (Medlar remix) - (7:15) 115 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "Back 2 Luv" (feat Steven Klavier) - (6:25) 123 BPM
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Scott ThatManMonkz - "I Like To Feel Your Eyes On Me When I Look Away" (feat J Gordon) - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Doc Daneeka - "I Promise" (feat Seven Davis Jr - Kon Rework) - (5:46) 120 BPM
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Joy Jones - "Over" (Osunlade remix) - (6:52) 121 BPM
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Caserta - "Hooked On Ya" - (6:13) 118 BPM
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Review: Boston master digger Kon presents Kon & The Gang, a splendid selection of low slung grooves, slo-mo house and deep disco. The 'king of edits' serves up exclusive, unreleased music from himself and a variety of his current favourite artists including Truccy (better known as Compost's Rainer Truby and Corrado Bucci) who present "Closer", a gorgeous house jam with a rolling groove featuring all the good stuff: swirling Rhodes keys, groovy congas and hypnotic vox. Man on the moment Eli Escobar from NYC who offers up the infectious Bushwick loft party vibes of "Back 2 Luv (feat Steven Klavier)". Doc Daneeka, most usually known for his techno work also appears with the ultra deep "I Promise (feat Seven Davis Jr - Kon Rework)" which was a real highlight too!
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Party Breaks Vol 10
TF 54
12 Jul 16
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Bang 'n Mash - "I Got Soul" - (3:44) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chudy - "So What?" (Remastered) - (4:00) 155 BPM
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DJ Clairvo - "Hear Me Now All Massive" - (4:02) 108 BPM
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Funkosol Beats - "Funky Steps" - (3:04) 107 BPM
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DJ Axe - "I'm Gonna" - (4:27) 115 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of Tru Thoughts' recent Tasty Beats compilation, the firmly party orientated label has rustled up a tenth instalment of their Party Breaks series. Now it's time to shake it up at every house party you can find this summer! Highlights include Bang N Mash's funky old skool Eric B mash-up "I Got Soul", Chudy's "So What?" which intertwines the Tom Tom Club and Destiny's Child to sizzling effect and finally DJ Clairvo who fuses big beat, ragga and vintage organ stabs on "Here Me Now All Massive". Boom!
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Freundchen EP
426003 8314401
26 Aug 16
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Freundchen - (6:11) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tazaar - (6:11) 122 BPM
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No Fool - (6:23) 124 BPM
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Review: After a few quiet years, Tensnake returned to form in 2015, and has so far enjoyed a productive 2016. Freudchen is his second EP of the year, and offers a back-to-basics collection of dancefloor-ready club tracks. The title track, where vocal flourishes, synth stabs and life-affirming disco samples ride a hard-edged, undulating Italo-disco style arpeggio, is undoubtedly the highlight, though there are still reasons to be cheerful elsewhere. With its' occasional African vocal samples, jaunty riffs and carnival-friendly whistles, "Tazaar" sounds like the German producer's take on the late '80s Inner City sound, while "No Fool" layers a relentless, thumping, kick-drum driven beat with distinctly Balearic flourishes.
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Jockey Jams
TOYT 057
08 Aug 16
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Black Loops - "Sex" - (6:26) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moritz Butschek - "Waterfalls" (feat Ferdinand Zar) - (6:25) 128 BPM
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Pixel82 & Justamine - "Going On" (Jad & The Ladyboy remix) - (5:08) 125 BPM
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Doug Gomez - "Make Your Body Move" - (7:43) 118 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Toy Tonics latest trick is Jockey Jams, the first in an 'irregular series of various artist EPs'. They've rustled up an interesting mix too, starting with the warm mid-paced throb of "Sex' by Black Loops, which features the voice of Scarlett Johansen (from the movie Her). Elsewhere "Waterfalls" by Moritz Butschek, which has that sleazy DJ Hell sound, Portugal's Pixel82 sees his diva house jam Going On given a choppy, hypnotic rework by Australian surfer dude Jad & The Ladyboy. Lastly New York's Doug Gomez wraps things up nicely with the clavinet-driven old school funk joint "Make Your Body Move".
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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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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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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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Fotspor (Remixes)
OLS 015
09 Sep 16
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Fotspor (Todd Terje Disco mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fotspor (Todd Terje Disco dub) - (4:27) 120 BPM
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Fotspor (Bobby Spice remix) - (5:45) 119 BPM
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Fotspor (Bjorn Torske remix) - (7:20) 113 BPM
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Fotspor (Rune Lindbak remix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Holm CPU's Fotspor, a 1981 blue-eyed soul cut featured on the band's one and only album, .Login, is little-known outside of its' native Norway. In a bid to change that, Todd Terje has assembled a crack team of remixers to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The man himself delivers a pair of reworks: a confident Disco Remix that subtly beefs up the shuffling, dewy-eyed original, and a brilliant, Idjut Boys style Disco Dub (think heavy percussion, space echo, and a greater role for the original bassline). Bjorn Torske successfully takes a similar approach on his blazed dub disco reinterpretation, while Rune Lindbeak somehow turns it into a throbbing chunk of synth-heavy weirdo house.
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Love & U
EDWAXED 16
07 Sep 16
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Like U Do" - (7:01) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pontchartrain - "Luv 2 U" - (6:23) 105 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Love Is U" - (7:32) 118 BPM
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Sould Out & The Funk District - "Love 2 Dub You" - (6:39) 103 BPM
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Tides
DOGD 54
16 Sep 16
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Full Moon - (5:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Star Ritual - (5:20) 120 BPM
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Glass Waves - (5:49) 119 BPM
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Played by: Jimpster, Ben Sun
Review: Ben Sun made his debut back in 2013, delivering a chunk of life-affirming deep house for Quintessentials' Thanks You Freaks compilation. Three years on, Delusions of Grandeur has handed him the opportunity to showcase his talents over a three-track E.P. His style, which blends elements of electronic disco, deep house and glassy-eyed Balearica, is perfectly suited to the Freerange offshoot. Particularly enjoyable is "Star Ritual", where trippy, delay-laden boogie vocal samples ride a reverb-heavy, African-influenced drum rhythm and undulating, analogue bassline. Elsewhere, shirts may be removed for the bleep-heavy nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Full Moon", while the overwhelmingly tactile "Glass Waves" is little less than a piano-heavy chunk of early Italian deep house revivalism.
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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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Heaven
OMD 08D
23 Sep 16
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Heaven - (5:21) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heaven (edit) - (6:49) 119 BPM
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Garland Jeffreys - "Escape Goat Dub" - (5:10) 74 BPM
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Smouche - (2:59) 91 BPM
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Review: Here JD Twitch, head honcho Glasgow institution Optimo, proudly presents a rarity from the unique artist Dennis Bovell. Described as being a 'musical polymath, top flight producer, dub legend and one of the finest artists the UK has ever produced', Bovell released an album in 1981 called Brain Damage which was an absolutely bonkers fusion of Afrobeat, funk, dub, jazz, blues and more. Everybody bought Duran Duran's record instead of course, but justice prevails here as both "Heaven" and "Smouche" are rescued and re-released from the LP. Also featured is the awesome Garland Jeffreys experiment "Escape Goat Dub". Absolutely essential.
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Anniversary Edits
DD 036
08 Aug 16
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DreadLock - (5:57) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Slick - (8:22) 116 BPM
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Let Me Be Good - (6:40) 118 BPM
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Feel About U - (6:04) 95 BPM
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Jamaican Funk - (5:57) 113 BPM
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Cover Me - (6:30) 122 BPM
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Devils Work - (5:07) 100 BPM
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I Like The Feeling - (6:07) 103 BPM
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Keep Forgettin - (6:26) 97 BPM
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Love Inside - (4:26) 110 BPM
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You're A Winner - (6:20) 112 BPM
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Mellow Mellow - (7:09) 90 BPM
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Stars In The Ghetto - (8:49) 100 BPM
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Stormy - (6:22) 91 BPM
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Hard Burn - (5:52) 109 BPM
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LAST FUNK - (5:48) 112 BPM
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Pretty Baby - (7:46) 100 BPM
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The One - (6:34) 90 BPM
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Take It - (6:09) 101 BPM
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Loose My Head - (6:25) 101 BPM
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Too Funkay - (6:27) 110 BPM
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You Got The Stuff - (5:35) 103 BPM
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Feel Like Dancin' - (6:16) 110 BPM
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Take Me As I Am - (5:21) 82 BPM
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Review: We're not quite sure what Disco Tech is celebrating with the Anniversary Edits, but there's no doubting that it's a bumper collection, stuffed full of tried-and-tested dancefloor rearrangements. Across the 24 tracks, you'll find reworks of familiar favourites ("Dreadlock", "Jamaican Funk", 'Keep Forgettin"), and lesser-known gems ("I Like The Feeling", the deliriously elastic disco workout that is "You're A Winner"), as well as edits that span a wide range of moods and tempos. Highlights naturally come thick and fast, from the pitched-down, boogie-era reggae-disco of "Feel About U" (a killer edit of a tasty cover of an Evelyn "Champagne" King staple), to the subtly beefed up disco-funk strut of "Too Funkay").
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Stand On The Word
ELLP 002
26 Aug 16
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Stand On The Word (studio version) - (5:03) 108 BPM
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Clap On - (3:30) 75 BPM
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Praises - (4:05) 130 BPM
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Stomp - (3:41) 128 BPM
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Destiny - (3:58) 120 BPM
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Wade In The Water - (3:44) 101 BPM
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Crazy - (3:30) 112 BPM
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Whole World - (2:19) 123 BPM
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Can You Feel It - (4:42) 126 BPM
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Stand On The Word (1982 version) - (4:46) 107 BPM
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Stand On The Word (Dimitri From Paris Sunday Morning remix) - (5:36) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stand On The Word (Cinnamon Springs remix) - (5:04) 108 BPM
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Review: In 2007, renowned French producer Julien Jabre tracked down the American gospel singer Phyliss McKoy Joubert on MySpace. Joubert was already a cult figure for house aficionados thanks to "Stand on the Word", a song she wrote and performed with her "Celestial Choir" in 1982 that became a staple of the club scene in New York. It resurfaced as a mysterious bootleg in 2000. Julien, who'd fallen in love with the song, was eager to remix and officialy rerelease it. When he finally reached out to Phyliss, she explained the multitrack tape had been lost. The only thing to do was rerecording it-along with 10 other tracks. Today on French label Elias, Julien and The Joubert Singers are releasing "Stand on the Word" in its original and unique 1982 version (mistakenly named after Larry Levan) and 3 brand new mixes including a fresh Dimitri From Paris remix. That's how the Good Lord works!
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Street Disco
MMD 019
11 Apr 16
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Street Disco - (7:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Your Luv - (8:21) 121 BPM
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Freak Mouse - (7:57) 118 BPM
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Prance With Me - (7:38) 123 BPM
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Review: Despite hailing from modern day Norway, Lux Experience's heart remains firmly in the USA during the heady days of the 1970s. Nothing wrong with that as nothing really tops the thrill of the original disco explosion during that wild decade. Here he unearths four more long gems from that time and retweaks them for contemporary dancefloors. "Street Disco" is and accelerated proto-hiHRG opener, "Your Luv" begins as classic French Touch-style diva loops before expanding into more stripped backed boogie and "Freak Mouse" is a bass driven chant-along. Lastly "Prance With Me" wraps things up with some seriously elastic party vibes.
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Labyrinth
PERMVAC152- 1
23 Sep 16
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Labyrinth (Club mix) - (6:40) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Labyrinth (TCK mix) - (6:53) 122 BPM
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Labyrinth (Morgan Geist remix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
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Tuff City Kids - "Labyrinth" (DJ Oyster Drum & Bass dub) - (4:17) 122 BPM
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Review: As Tuff City Kids, Lauer and Gerd Janson are masters at delivering raw-as-sandpaper jackin' house-pop (just the way we like it). Here though with the help of Norwegian popette Annie they indulge their hidden campy side on the monumentally fun "Labyrinth". With a classic mid-80s arpeggiated energy, the track perfectly straddles the fine line between Italo Disco and early Jamie Principle (think Bad Boy) with a hint of the Smalltown Boys. Their own TCK rework steers things more towards the Ron Hardy side of town, and there's also some tasty reworks by Morgan Geist and DJ Oyster too.
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RH Edits V9
RH 038
23 Jul 16
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KS French - "The Disco Way" - (5:02) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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MR Given Raw - "Got Competition Baby" - (4:35) 110 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Bless Soul" - (4:43) 116 BPM
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LE Smooth - "Dance Baby Dance" - (6:52) 112 BPM
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Review: KS French and Mr Given Raw have forever been uber tight, now though they've let their hair down and embraced a menage a trois with the equally ridiculously monikered, Le Smooth. As per usual label boss KS French is up first, with the urgent fizzy shuffle of "The Disco Way" (a Carl Bean re-edit), before Mr Given Raw delivers both the tough and brassy funk stomp of "Got Competition Baby" and the hard disco house of "Bless Soul". Lastly the meat in this boogie sandwich is provided by Le Smooth, who provides spacey synths and clavinet grooves on "Dance Baby Dance".
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Love's Like Dancin
TD 015
01 Jul 16
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Love's Like Dancin - (6:31) 115 BPM
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Love's Like Dancin (Ron Basejam mix) - (7:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lovebirds - "Feel The Bern" - (7:00) 116 BPM
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Lovebirds - "Feel The Bern" (Talkbox edit) - (6:59) 116 BPM
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Review: Stee Downes and Lovebirds' are old pals, and first joined forces for a 12" on Winding Road Records five years ago. Their joint effort on this fine EP, "Love's Like Dancing" is something of a cheery, mood-enhancing treat. A slick vocal number that should suit both disco and house floors, it sounds like classic Blackjoy fused with Lovebirds' usual brand of colourful deep house positivity. Crazy P man Jim Baron dons his now familiar Ron Basejam guise on the remix, delivering a bouncy nu-disco/deep house fusion. Lovebirds goes solo on the woozy, Rhodes-laden deep house haziness of "Feel The Bern", while the accompanying Talkbox Edit adds woozy, robotic vocals into the mix whilst retaining the track's original feel and structure.
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Katakana Edits Vol 43
KE 9043
26 Aug 16
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Thank You (Cosmic Funk mix) - (7:55) 112 BPM
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Thank You (Stripped Groove mix) - (6:43) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The thing about the Katakana Edits series is that, with each new release, sometimes it's a compilation, sometimes there's a solitary curator. Here on their 43rd outing they keep it nice and simple - two sizzling summer edits by Rocknrolla Soundsystem. A Dutch foursome (Sebastian, Raymond, Martijn Bosch and Joris), here the soundsystem present two contrasting versions of the same tune - "Thank You". Firstly the Cosmic Funk mix is an eight-minute funk escalator that builds on a brassy, sassy swaggering groove. Meanwhile the Stripped Groove mix keeps the cool 70s vibes but strips everything back to a hip, loose jam.
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Disco Inn
WD 33
05 Sep 16
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Disco Inn - (7:38) 114 BPM
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Undercover Lover - (6:21) 116 BPM
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Kaffibarinn - (7:24) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: FINGERMAN, 80's Child
Review: Icelander-in-Oslo BG Baarregaard has so far proved adept at releasing both re-edits and original productions, along the way delivering EPs for Paper Disco, Disco Volante and Whiskey Disco. This EP sees him return to the latter with a trio of sparkling, floor-friendly re-edits. Choose between the dashing synth-boogie explorations of the proto-Metro Area slickness that is "Disco Inn", the delay-heavy, dubbed-out P-funk explorations of "Undercover Lover", and our pick of the trio, "Kaffibarinn". The genius of this latter track lies in its' tasty use of subtly changing TB-303 bass, clipped disco guitars, and twinkling deep house flourishes. It's musically hard to pin down, but sounds like a genuine floor-filler in the making.
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Goodgroove Disco Series
GGD 16
29 Apr 16
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Wild Mild West - (3:47) 116 BPM
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Too Strong - (4:28) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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EveryMoney - (5:51) 108 BPM
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Hold Tight - (4:44) 120 BPM
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Review: Bristol's X-Ray Ted is about the light and fun party jams, no cool digger's obscurities welcome here. Here he serves four guaranteed floor fillers starting with "Mild Mild West", a loose-limbed disco rendition of the Good The Bad and The Ugly theme, next "Too Good" sees Aretha Franklin get a house-shaped whoosh under her backside, "EveryMoney" meanwhile sees some vintage soul fused with classic Kelis and ODB and finally "Hold Tight" sees the show close with some sizzling neon-flecked arpeggiated disco..
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Way Back Home EP
RNTD 020
15 Aug 16
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - original mix) - (6:35) 120 BPM
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Seb's Party (original mix) - (6:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun Alt mix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods Alt mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM
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Review: Razor 'N' Tape has been slowly expanding its' outlook in recent years, focusing on original productions just as much as re-edits. Here, they've pulled off something of a coup by snapping up two fresh cuts from Dutch heavyweights Kraak & Smaak. There's the clipped Chic guitars, jaunty analogue bass, undulating Syclops lead lines and gravelly soul vocals of "Way Back Home", and the filter-heavy disco-house throb of "Seb's Party". The package also includes two tasty re-rubs apiece from Ben Sun and Tiger & Woods. Sun offers up a smooth, nu-disco/deep house fusion, followed by a chunkier, classic house sounding affair, while Tiger & Woods offer two superb variants on the same throbbing, electrofunk-meets-Balearic piano house template.
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Classics Of Arrikitaun Vol 3
RW 032
12 Sep 16
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Rayko - "Boogie Nights" - (5:01) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rayko - "Bamboo" - (6:50) 117 BPM
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James Rod - "Groove Of Midnight" - (6:36) 109 BPM
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James Rod - "Strange Games" - (6:24) 115 BPM
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Review: Rayko and James Rod continue to explore their Classics Of Arrikitaun, serving up a third volume of left-of-centre disco, boogie and Balearic edits. Label boss Rayko kicks things off, first serving up a driving, P-funk era disco-rock cut-up ("Boogie Nights"), before travelling into outer space via the cosmic disco/nu-disco/psychedelic boogie fusion of "Bamboo". James Rod opts to calm things down a bit with the taut drum breaks, twinkling pianos and crotch-stirring strings of "Groove of Midnight", a Love Unlimited Orchestra rework with tasty new synths. He rounds off a fine package with the hustling groove, well-placed dub delays and sweeping strings of "Strange Games".
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Future Disco Vol 9/A Disco Love Affair
NEEDCD 023D
12 Feb 16
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Fatima Yamaha - "Whatas A Girl To Do" - (7:26) 120 BPM
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Lxury - "Square 1" (Joe Goddard remix) - (4:09) 118 BPM
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An-2 - "Lazy Sun" (feat D-Pulse - Spoiled Youth mix) - (5:19) 115 BPM
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Hnny - "Oma Doris" - (5:33) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Usio - "Gonna Make It" - (5:40) 124 BPM
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I-Robots - "Dirty Talk" (feat Donna McGhee - club version) - (7:37) 121 BPM
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New Order - "Tutti Frutti" (Tom Trago's Crazy Days remix) - (10:31) 123 BPM
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Hess Is More - "Youarenotaprimate" (Dimitri From Paris At The Loft instrumental) - (8:42) 122 BPM
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PBR Streetgang - "Page One" (Tuff City Kids remix) - (7:23) 120 BPM
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Jesper Ryom - "Apolune" - (6:42) 123 BPM
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Coeo - "Native Riddim" - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Sirens Of Lesbos - "Polynesian Dance" - (7:34) 128 BPM
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Vessels - "Elliptic" (Barker/Baumecker remix) - (8:50) 123 BPM
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Boxed In - "All Your Love Is Gone" (Joshua James remix) - (6:23) 121 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Drug Empire" (Future Disco edit) - (5:00) 116 BPM
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Ashworth - "Cork" (Kris Davis/Yost remix) - (7:04) 119 BPM
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Jonas Saalbach - "Ancient Lake" - (8:29) 117 BPM
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Various - "Future Disco Vol 9/A Disco Love Affair" (continuous mix) - (1:13:36) 121 BPM
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Review: The mighty Future Disco have built a strong reputation through their high quality compilations and here they aim to 'pay homage to the long-standing love affair between dance music and disco'. They've scored a coup with the much sought after "Whats A Girl To Do" - a long lost cut from Fatima Yamaha (aka Seymour Bits) that's samples Lost In Translation. There are a further 16 tracks and a DJ mix too. Highlights include Joe Goddard's sumptuous mid paced rework of "Square 1", the sparse strings and guitars samples of "Oma Doris" by HNNY and the Italo disco classic "Dirty Talk".
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Chrissy Edits
RNTD 021
29 Aug 16
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Discoglide - (5:57) 125 BPM
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Ragtyme - "Fix It Man" (feat T C Roper - Chrissy's Fixer Upper mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Every Person - (7:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Standing Passengers - (5:07) 125 BPM
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Review: Since ditching his bass music-inspired Chrissy Murderbot alias some time back, Smart Bar resident Christopher Shively has become a man in demand. Following a string of hot deep house productions for Classic, Freerange and Chi-Steez, he pops up on Razor 'N' Tape with a quartet of killer re-edits. He begins with the bassline-driven disco-funk stomp of "Discoglide", before applying his magic touch to Ragtyme's forgotten 1987 hip-house jam, "Fix It Man", in the process toughening up the original's classic Chicagoan groove. Shively successfully dips the tempo to deliver a dubbed-out, extra-gritty interpretation of Double Exposure classic "Everyman" (here re-titled "Every Person"), before reaching for the horns on the righteous disco stomp that is "Standing Passengers".
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Cin Cin
CINCIN 003
26 Aug 16
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V - "La Nouvelle Epoque" - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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V - "Mon Vieil Amour" - (6:23) 122 BPM
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Ripperton - "Poor Kid Maad City" - (8:18) 120 BPM
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Ripperton - "Michelada" - (7:00) 122 BPM
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Review: Like its predecessors, Cin Cin's third release showcases cuts from two different producers. First to the plate is the mysterious V, whose "La Nouvelle Epoque" expertly tips a hat to Italo-disco, proto-house, and new wave synth-pop. Follow-up "Mon Vieil Amour" takes a similar approach, with twinkling synthesizer lead lines tumbling over a slightly darker, woozier groove. Swiss veteran Ripperton handles the virtual flipside. His first missive is "Poor Kid, Maad City", a hypnotic and tactile chunk of metronomic deep house full of dreamy loops, reverb-heavy riffs and bubbling electronics. He then rounds off a fine EP with the dubwise, bass-heavy deep house throb, cyclical organ motifs and choice vocal cuts of "Michelada".
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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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Work That Body (Frico Edits)
RR 023
16 Sep 16
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Work That Body - (9:08) 126 BPM
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Jump For Joy - (5:49) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Martin "Frico" Welzer is one of the nu-disco scene's longest serving editors, having put out his first rare groove reworks on Replay Records back in 2003. His re-edits are usually relatively faithful to the source material, offering astute rearrangements - sometimes with a touch of delay, or the odd filter sweep - that steer clear of cheap thrills. That's certainly the case on his latest pair of tasty tweaks. "Work That Body" is a killer, nine-minute chunk of jazz-funk influenced disco-funk, with well-judged instrumental sections and extended drum breaks eventually giving way to sweaty vocal sections. On "Jump For Joy" he presses the button marked "carefree disco fun", expertly cutting up a vintage Jackson Five cut for maximum dancefloor pleasure.
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Rare Function EP
LUV 019
08 Jul 16
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Go Down - (7:27) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rare Function - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Rainbow Power - (6:42) 119 BPM
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Review: After working relentlessly for three years to establish the label, the crew behind Luv Shack has been enjoying some much-needed time off. Suitably refreshed, they return with a first EP of 2016: a fine three-tracker from Space Echo (AKA label co-founder Lee Stevens and fellow Austrian Christoph 'caTekk' Abele). Happily, there's plenty to admire, from the loopy, smoky, blues-house shuffle of opener "Go Down" - where infectious, impassioned vocal samples ride a loopy, string-drenched groove - to the fantastically righteous '70s-funk-goes-acid stomp of closer "Rainbow Power". "Rare Function", another trip into chunky disco-house territory that boasts some notable electric piano samples, is also quietly impressive.
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Holding You Tight (Dr Packer Remixes)
826194 335694
23 Sep 16
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Holding You Tight (Dr Packer remix) - (6:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Holding You Tight (Dr Packer instrumental) - (6:48) 114 BPM
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Holding You Tight (extended DJ mix) - (5:38) 114 BPM
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Holding You Tight (Dr Packer accapella) - (6:31) 112 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Sure Thing's revivalist '80s electrofunk gem "Holding You Tight" has become something of an anthem since it was first released back in 2012, something no doubt assisted by a Defected reissue two years ago. This time round, there's another chance to savour the Extended DJ Mix - arguably still the strongest version of DJ Die, Christophe and Joker's slick original - plus three previously unheard rubs from Aussie disco deviant Dr Packer. His two main mixes (one full vocal, the other instrumental) retain the synthesizer-heavy feel of the original, whilst adding some rich new chords and a chunkier, snare-heavy rhythm track. For those DJs who like to get creative, Packer has also provided an extended, delay-laden accapella.

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Life's Dancers
ZENDNLS 437
02 Sep 16
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Lifeas Dancers (Floating Points remix) - (9:41) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lifeas Dancers - (4:37) 56 BPM
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First Time - (6:01) 61 BPM
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Played by: Jimpster
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Salty Vibes Vol 2
DWADSEP 34
01 Aug 16
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Sexy Sugar - (5:45) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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People All Over The World - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Get Lifted - (5:30) 117 BPM
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Down On It - (6:06) 112 BPM
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Do It Good - (6:11) 116 BPM
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People All Over The World (extended mix) - (7:44) 120 BPM
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Don't Turn Your Back On Love - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Review: While the Salty Vibes title makes us think of rum old seadogs, there's little nautical about Alien Disco Sugar's latest expansive collection of re-edits. As usual, though, there's plenty to enjoy across the seven tracks, beginning with the hard-worked filters, impassioned vocals, and grandiose disco bump of opener "Sexy Sugar". Other highlights include two versions of string-drenched mirrorball anthem "People All Over The World", the looped slap bass and razor-sharp guitars of "Do It Good" (a killer version of a Rahaan favourite), and closer "Don't Turn Your Back On Love", a house-friendly re-work of a shimmering, synth-laden '80s soul bumper.
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The Street
HOTDIGIT 024
12 Sep 16
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Drop The Beat - (5:43) 100 BPM
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Downtown - (6:04) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jump Street - (5:22) 113 BPM
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Game - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Light In The Darkness - (5:44) 100 BPM
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Review: Gregg "Fingerman" Holmes has clearly been monitoring the career of Saskin S. The Norwegian producer's stock has steadily risen in the two years since he made his debut - thanks in no small part to a string of well received releases - and here Holmes has offered him a first release for Hot Digits. He begins with the dreamy, hypnotic "Drop The Beat", where old school hip-hop vocal samples mingle with cymbal-heavy drum machine percussion, soft focus chords and delay-laden horn snippets, before dropping the pitched-down dub disco shuffle of "Downtown". The producer's deep house influences come to the fore on the sun-kissed bliss of "Jump Street", while "Game" sees him take a slightly deeper, tougher approach to deep house/disco fusion.
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Goodgroove Disco Series
GGD 15
14 Feb 16
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Make It Last - (5:26) 122 BPM
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If You Give (feat Dave Towers) - (5:24) 112 BPM
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Turn It Loose - (4:02) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shake It - (5:48) 107 BPM
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Review: Having spent much of their nine-year existence blazing a trail for good-time party breaks and ghetto funk, the crew behind Goodgroove Records has decided to turn their attention to disco. The first Disco Series release comes from Glaswegian party-starters Shaka Loves You, whose punchy, horn-heavy take on nu-disco owes much to their funk breaks background. There's much fun to be had throughout, from the electric piano heavy, organic disco-house bump of opener "Make It Last", to the toe-tapping, 107 BPM disco-funk-meets-ragga goodness of closer "Shake". In between, they stroll further towards summery funk territory on "Turn It Loose", and layer snaking saxophone lines over a rolling groove on the tasty "If You Give".
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The Sound Of Glades Remixes
IFEEL 058D
16 Sep 16
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Glade Runner (Tolouse Low Trax remix) - (6:09) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aiolos (Wolf Muller version) - (7:34) 95 BPM
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Aiolos (Cass version) - (7:07) 104 BPM
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Soften The Wireless EP
HEIST 017
09 May 16
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Khan's Bargain - (5:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Khan's Bargain (Tom Noble remix) - (7:11) 120 BPM
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The Blues - (6:55) 128 BPM
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It Won't Be Long - (5:53) 124 BPM
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Varkala - (6:32) 119 BPM
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Review: Nebraska has been a busy boy of late, delivering killer material on both Mister Saturday Night and Delusions of Grandeur. Here he dons his favourite balaclava and joins Detroit Swindle's Heist. He begins with the groovy, loose and low-slung disco-house bump of "Khan's Bargain", which is also brilliantly remixed by obscure boogie specialist Tom Noble. The tempo increases dramatically on the wide-eyed deep house sprint of "The Blues", before Nebraska enhances his Balearic house credentials thanks to the blissful synthesizer arpeggio lines and swirling chords of "It Won't Be Long". The spacey, string-drenched shuffle of "Varkala" draws a fine EP to a close.
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Permanent Vacation 4
PERMVAC 1502
19 Aug 16
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Hi & Saberhagen - "Spreepark" - (5:31) 103 BPM
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Carrot Green - "Vodou" - (7:34) 103 BPM
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Young Marco - "Dreamless" - (6:24) 113 BPM
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Fantastic Man - "Seaside Special" - (5:56) 113 BPM
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Prins Emanuel - "Ivys Boogie" - (5:31) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alex Burkat - "Brooklyn Bridge" - (4:57) 117 BPM
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Man Power - "Pelame" - (7:04) 112 BPM
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Benedikt Frey - "Lucid Dream" - (5:50) 114 BPM
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Hugh Mane - "Interstellar" - (8:18) 117 BPM
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Cleveland - "Rio" - (7:51) 118 BPM
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Mapache - "Let Me Sleep" - (6:55) 119 BPM
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Suzanne Kraft - "Tiles" - (4:05) 90 BPM
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Review: A decade has passed since Tom Bioly and Benjamin Frohlich launched their Permanent Vacation label with a compilation of the same name. This fourth instalment sticks to the same formula as its' predecessors, serving up evocative, emotion-rich music that's tickled the fancy of Bioly and Frohlich over the last two years. Predictably, there's much to enjoy throughout, from the hammock-fresh laziness of Carrot Green's dreamy "Vodou", and the instrumental, Balearic synth-pop of Fantastic Man's "Seaside Special", to the tribal drums, jazz bass and ghostly chords of Benedikt Frey's "Lucid Dream". They predictably finish with a flourish, following Mapache's hallucinatory deep house shuffler "Let Me Sleep", with the dubby Balearic beauty of Suzanne Kraft's blissful "Tiles".
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Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol 2
ZEDDCD 038DD
04 Mar 16
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The O'Jays - "I Love Music" (Joey Negro Sweet Music mix) - (8:06) 124 BPM
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Patti LaBelle - "Music Is My Way Of Life" (Joey Negro Funk In The Music mix) - (7:53) 115 BPM
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Pockets - "Come Go With Me" (Joey Negro Found A Place mix) - (7:50) 120 BPM
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Gwen McCrae - "Keep The Fire Burning" (Joey Negro Feed The Flame mix) - (7:18) 125 BPM
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The Trammps - "Can We Come Together" (Joey Negro Philly dub Excursion) - (8:34) 120 BPM
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George Benson - "Love Ballad" (Joey Negro Jazzy Reprise) - (7:05) 114 BPM
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Gladys Knight & The Pips - "Taste Of Bitter Love" (Joey Negro Disco Re-blend) - (6:49) 112 BPM
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Kleeer - "Open Your Mind" (Joey Negro Seeekret mix) - (8:59) 120 BPM
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Nicolette Larson - "Lotta Love" (Joey Negro Yacht Disco mix) - (6:53) 116 BPM
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Robert Palmer - "Every Kinda People" (Joey Negro Multicultural Multitrack mix) - (7:24) 96 BPM
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Christopher Cross - "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro extended Disco mix) - (8:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Thelma Houston - "I'm Here Again" (Joey NegroA Ready To Roll mix) - (6:24) 122 BPM
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Cheryl Lynn - "You Saved My Day" (Joey Negro Tell The World mix) - (8:54) 112 BPM
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Willie Hutch - "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" (Joey Negro Return Of The Mac mix) - (6:34) 115 BPM
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Norman Connors - "Stella" (Joey Negro Jazz Ride) - (6:24) 110 BPM
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Jean Carn - "Time Waits For No One" (Joey Negro extended Disco mix) - (6:36) 121 BPM
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Loose Change - "Straight From The Heart" (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove mix) - (6:46) 120 BPM
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Wanda Walden - "Dont You Want My Lovin" (Joey Negro Back To 81 mix) - (7:31) 116 BPM
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People's Choice - "Here We Go Again" (Joey Negro Philly Stomp mix) - (7:00) 125 BPM
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Review: Given his credentials and track record, it's unsurprising that original disco and boogie artists are willing to let Joey Negro play around with their biggest hits. His first stab at this kind of multi-track remix, 2014's Remixed With Love, was such a success that he's decided to unleash another swathe of revisions over two vinyl double-packs. This edition features some killer reworks, including a sublime, on-point rearrangement of Gwen McRae's "Keep The Fire Burning" and a rolling, dubbed-out version of Grace Jones' "Pull Up To The Bumper" that rivals Larry Levan's classic remix. The veteran producer also successfully turns Pockets' "Come Go With Me" into a classic soulful house rub, and pushes Thelma Houston's "I'm Here Again" further towards disco anthem territory.
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Can't Give It Up
FILEUNDERDISCO 14
27 May 16
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Can't Give It Up (original mix) - (6:12) 116 BPM
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Can't Give It Up (instrumental mix) - (6:14) 116 BPM
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Can't Give It Up (Dicky Trisco mix) - (10:31) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Rather surprisingly, this is File Under Disco's first release of 2016. Happily, it's a bit of a doozy, with Brooklyn's J Kriv gathering together The Disco Machine band for the first time since 2013's much-played "Make It Hot". Escort's Adeline Michele guests, adding strong, catchy and attractive vocals to an authentic NYC disco bomb built around a Chic style groove, fluid synths, crunchy Clavinet lines and cowbell-heavy percussion. The authenticity of J Kriv's production is highlighted on the accompanying Instrumental, while old pal Dicky Trisco does his best Walter Gibbons impression on a near 11-minute remix that allows each instrumental part room to breathe.
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Pudding
FASRAT 008
19 Sep 16
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Pudding - (5:57) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Saw - (4:14) 90 BPM
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Piano - (4:07) 86 BPM
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Concrete Jungle - (5:40) 94 BPM
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One Moment - (8:35) 116 BPM
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Played by: In Flagranti
Review: Das Komplex is a Polish producer who had been anonymously producing tunes in his remote hometown for nearly a decade before being recently discovered. Ever since his big break he's kept the jams a' comin' - here he serves up some "Pudding" and who are we to refuse? There are five courses, sorry, tunes to enjoy here - the laid back and sunny disco-funk of the title track, the dubbed out haze of "Saw", the deep, slo-mo beats of "Piano", the breathy nature-referencing grooves of "Concrete Jungle" and lastly, the fluffy analogue swirls of the dreamy "One Moment". Textbook chill.
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Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn (unmixed tracks)
BBE 130CDG
21 Apr 10
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Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (Kon's Multi remix) - (6:32) 118 BPM
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The Mazyck Project - "More Power To You" - (4:38) 120 BPM
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Randolph Baker - "Getting Next To You" - (5:28) 115 BPM
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Fred Prescott & The Jeff Band - "Come Fly With Me" - (3:47) 112 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (Kon's edit) - (4:41) 116 BPM
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Gerard 'PJ' Browne - "Sexy Lady" - (5:10) 119 BPM
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Twilight - "Play My Game" - (3:15) 122 BPM
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The Edge Of Daybreak - "EOD (Edge Of Daybreak)" - (4:00) 126 BPM
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Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 1) - (3:50) 128 BPM
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Taxie - "Rock Don't Stop" - (3:23) 123 BPM
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Backyard Construction - "I Want Your Lovin'" - (3:50) 124 BPM
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Bomp - "Funk INA Ghatto" (feat Austin & Jones) - (4:54) 106 BPM
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Dizzy K - "Saturday Night Raps" - (5:14) 114 BPM
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Bomp - "Disco Power" - (4:54) 115 BPM
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Tee Mac - "Living Everyday" (feat Majorie Barnes) - (5:18) 116 BPM
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Effi Duke & The Love Family - "The Time Is Come" - (4:42) 115 BPM
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Christy Essien Igbokwe - "You Can't Change A Man" - (3:57) 122 BPM
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Harry Mosco - "Step On" - (6:37) 121 BPM
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Doris Ebong - "Boogie Trip" - (5:26) 121 BPM
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Galaxy - "Galaxy" - (6:51) 119 BPM
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Dizzy K - "Take It To The DJ" - (4:33) 122 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (vocal) - (4:04) 116 BPM
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SFB - "Burnin' Up" (instrumental) - (4:20) 117 BPM
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Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 2) - (3:05) 129 BPM
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Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (original version) - (3:43) 118 BPM
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Shake - "Lost In Space" - (5:12) 116 BPM
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Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" - (6:17) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Harry Mosco - "Sexy Dancer" - (6:36) 119 BPM
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Goddy Oku (M Hygrades) - "Don't Ask Me" - (5:37) 118 BPM
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Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Kon) - (48:17) 118 BPM
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Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Amir) - (46:20) 118 BPM
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Review: BBE unearth another batch of rare and underexposed disco cuts on Off Track Vol 3. Compiled by the crate digging New York/Boston based duo Kon & Amir, the release gives an authentic representation of Brooklyn's ghetto, funk and afro music scenes. Sophisticated tracks for real music heads
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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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The Mango Beats EP
CHOPDIGI 072
22 Apr 16
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Generation Five - (5:01) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Repeat The Funk - (5:49) 111 BPM
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You Got The Stuff - (6:42) 103 BPM
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Review: Stafford's Dave Gerrard has been around for over 30 years so you can trust the DJ on this one. He's back on his usual stomping ground for more disco goodies on DJ Butcher's Chopshop out of Athens, Greece. He first takes the knife to the Jackson 5's "Dancing Machine" on "Generation 5" (great edit this one!), then he turns in an edit of a proper soul funk classic on "Repeat The Funk" (any guesses?) but finally he gives a Bill Withers classic a makeover on "You Got The Stuff". Class!
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