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The Big Cover Up
OLS 013
17 Jun 16
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Firecracker - (6:31) 126 BPM
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Disco Circus - (6:42) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Baby Do You Wanna Bump - (5:33) 120 BPM
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La FAtte Sauvage - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Daniel Maloso remix) - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Firecracker (Dan Tyler remix) - (6:41) 126 BPM
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La FAtte Sauvage (Prins Thomas remix) - (7:49) 123 BPM
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Disco Circus (Ayvind Morken remix) - (6:21) 124 BPM
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Review: Todd Terje & The Olsens come correct with their first recorded material after an extended bout of them treating festival audiences to some of the Norwegian's best-loved material, not to mention some killer cover versions. Indeed it's the latter, oft-derided method of recording that forms the basis of this delightfully-presented double pack (we love a good Big Trouble In Little China reference) as Terje and the group rip through renditions of some disco standards from Martin Circus, YMO, Vangelis and more. Given Terje's lengthy range of official and under-the-counter edits, news of this new project makes perfect sense to us. In addition to these cover versions, Olsen have also commissioned some remixes with arch Terje colluder Prins Thomas involved along with Comeme artist Daniel Maloso.
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Dj's Delight
MMD 021
06 Jun 16
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Disco Lovin' - (7:07) 116 BPM
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It's Not Over - (7:02) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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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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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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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Paper Cuts #3
PAPDLA 211
09 Jun 16
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Kimo - "Whirl" (original mix) - (6:57) 115 BPM
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Diskobeistet - "Gammal Morro" (original mix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
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Mezman - "TNA" (original mix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
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Ralph Myerz presents REC - "Dirty Diva" (feat Nomi Ruiz - Ralph Myerz remix) - (7:02) 121 BPM
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Flash Atkins/2 Billion Beats - "Wilco" (original mix) - (7:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Neil Quigley - "Loops For Peace" (original mix) - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Acid House Creator" (original mix) - (7:36) 115 BPM
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Doc L Junior - "Twilight" (original mix) - (8:50) 115 BPM
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Kit Tacchini - "New York Steak Of Mind" (original mix) - (5:40) 120 BPM
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De Fantastiske To - "Folk Og Ferie" (original mix) - (7:38) 120 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "The Moodyman" (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:44) 122 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Drug Empire" (original mix) - (6:22) 116 BPM
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Daco - "Meine Killer" (feat Die Hexen - original mix) - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Leon Sweet - "Zed" (original mix) - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Ralph Myerz/The Kosmik Diamondz - "Lett Sommarmat" (original mix) - (7:54) 125 BPM
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Kit Tacchini - "Bada Boom" (original mix) - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Kimo - "Born Out" (original mix) - (7:48) 118 BPM
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De Fantastiske To - "Dragsug" (original mix) - (8:47) 110 BPM
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Leon Sweet - "Below" (original mix) - (9:45) 112 BPM
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Diskobeistet - "Birkelunden" (original mix) - (7:09) 120 BPM
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Richard Seaborne - "Times Are Hard" (Chris Massey 4am remix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Daco - "Struck Out" (original mix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Flash Atkins - "Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys" (original mix) - (6:24) 110 BPM
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De Fantastiske To - "Monokrom" (feat Ost - original mix) - (8:05) 120 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "Apollo 303" (original mix) - (7:06) 108 BPM
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Ralph Myerz/The Kosmik Diamondz - "Acid 4 Eddie" (original mix) - (14:10) 114 BPM
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Weedyman - "Feel It" (original mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Rave-Enka - "Antibac" (original mix) - (9:54) 108 BPM
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Richard Seaborne - "Let's Get Serious" (Flash Atkins' Balls To The Wall mix) - (8:42) 119 BPM
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Review: Weighing in at a whopping 29 tracks deep, the latest instalment in the re-born Paper Recordings' label compilation series, Paper Cuts, is something of a sprawling epic. It draws mostly on material released over the last two years, which has seen a dramatic increase in the volume of label missives. Taking in a wide array of house, disco and Balearic flavours, it's tightly packed with dancefloor-friendly treats. Highlights are, of course, plentiful, from the cheery Scandolearic shuffle of Diskobeistet's "Gammal Morro" and the dreamy deep house throb of Neil Quigley's gorgeous "Loops For Peace", to the wonky rave revivalism of Flash Atkins' "Drug Empire", and the sparkling Italo-disco revivalism of Leon Sweet's "Below".
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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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Classics Of Arrikitaun Vol 2
RW 029
13 Jun 16
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Rayko - "Betcha" - (7:25) 112 BPM
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Rayko - "Headlines" - (7:09) 110 BPM
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James Rod - "Silver Bike" - (6:31) 111 BPM
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James Rod - "The Name Of Love" - (6:19) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Back in March, Rayko and James Rod launched their Classics of Arrikitaun series with an EP of largely impressive re-edits on Rare Wiri. This second volume delivers more breezy, midtempo goodness for those who like their grooves sunny and synth-heavy. Predictably, Rayko's two contributions tend towards the Balearic boogie, with the drifting, delay-laden vocals, rubbery synth-bass and glistening guitars of "Betcha" just elbowing out Midnight Starr cut-up "Headlines" in the "highlight" stakes. As for Rod, he urges us to grab a glass of something cool, sweet and refreshing on the piano-laden disco shuffle of "Silver Bike", before closing his eyes and raising his arms heavenward on the sensual boogie throb of "The Name Of Love".
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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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Editor's Kutz #6
EDITORSKUTZ 006D
20 Jun 16
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VinylAddicted & Sleazy McQueen - "Free" (From Social Narcotics) - (5:51) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Stellar Dub" - (5:11) 111 BPM
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The Silver Rider - "Good Luvin' Baby" - (7:22) 110 BPM
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Doc Jam - "In Your Eyes" - (5:31) 118 BPM
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Review: Few re-edit series of recent times have been quite as consistent as the Editor's Kutz EPs. We can happily report that they've maintained these high standards on volume six. Vinyladdicted and Sleazy McQueen join forces on the opener, a rolling, head-nodding stoner rock re-cut that makes excellent use of subtle disco-house trickery. Regular studio buddies Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee do an excellent job in looping up and dubbing out Marcus Valle's Balearic disco classic "Estrellar" (here re-titled "Stellar Dub"), while The Silver Rider chops between drum rolls and charity shop disco thrills on "Good Lovin' Baby". Finally, Doc Jam turns a well-known disco staple into a Soundstream style cut-up disco-house shuffler.
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The Ceaper Buing EP
HEIST 018
13 Jun 16
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The Door - (6:07) 121 BPM
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Glimpse Of Light - (5:22) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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UV Lights - (5:15) 118 BPM
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Wakee - (6:42) 100 BPM
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The Door (Mr Tophat remix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
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Review: Quite remarkably, Obas Nenor's 2015 debut 12", My Way Home, appeared on Moodyman's Mahogani Music imprint. Since then, he's released hot material on Strictly Rhythm and Sol Power Sound. Here, he pops up on Detroit Swindle's Heist imprint with another strong collection of hazy, low-slung deep house shufflers. He begins with the loose, cheesecake-rich warmth of "The Door", before dipping the tempo a little on the funk-infused groove jam "Glimpse Of Light". There's a pleasingly bluesy feel about the bold and melodious "UV Lights", while "Wakee" offers a nu disco-influenced take on Detroit Beatdown. Mr Tophat's dense, deliciously percussive remix of "The Door" completes an excellent package.
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Last Edits Pt 1
AUDAZ 109.5
07 Mar 16
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Body & Soul - (6:37) 117 BPM
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Legends - (7:48) 120 BPM
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How Do I Feel - (8:28) 125 BPM
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Off U Go - (8:10) 115 BPM
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Jazz E Regrooved - (5:16) 114 BPM
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We Got It - (7:09) 120 BPM
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Can't Take It No More - (7:28) 120 BPM
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I'm Gonna Party - (6:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Munich-based Alkalino (aka Lino Rodrigues) has been delivering top notch re-edits for years now, so there's no chance of him quitting, despite the title of his new series. We've seen the list of his upcoming releases, and these are certainly not his Last Edits. There are quite a few newbies on here, eight to be precise so there's a lot to choose from. Our favourites happen to be the dreamily seductive disco throb of "Body & Soul", the austere mechanics of New Order redux, "How Do I Feel" and the low slung driving space disco of "We Got It".
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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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Hot & Bothered EP
RNTD 016
18 Apr 16
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Hot & Bothered - (6:44) 112 BPM
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I'm Wishin' - (5:30) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fling Cleaning - (6:14) 112 BPM
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Visions Of You - (3:11) 100 BPM
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Review: Brooklyn's Razor-N-Tape reach out to the Lowlands and coax Hans Peeman into donning his Junktion alias for a new four-track EP on their Razor-N-Tape Reserve label. Living up to it's dignified and reserved billing, this release on the offshoot finds the Nijmegen-based Peeman laying down some luscious, colourful disco vibes that will brighten up any sun laden afternoon on the terrace. Title track "Hot & Bothered" sets the tone with a summery vibe underpinned by some bumping drums, whilst "I'm wishin'" glides with a subtle house bump and some wonderful vocal touches. "Fling Cleaning" sees Peeman veer off into disco chug territory, whilst "Visions of You" ends the EP on a soulful note.
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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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Social Housing
HTH 058D
10 Jun 16
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Ode To A Broken Heart - (3:58) 114 BPM
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The Landsberger Funk - (7:00) 113 BPM
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Fantasy - (4:04) 127 BPM
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Tim's Keys (feat Timothy Blake) - (6:31) 123 BPM
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I'm So Glad (feat Jocelyn Brown - Satisfied mix) - (5:01) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Summer Memory - (7:27) 117 BPM
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Six Sixty Groove - (5:20) 127 BPM
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Locked Out - (5:25) 119 BPM
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Feel The Music - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Wake Up, Baby! - (6:03) 117 BPM
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Something In Yr Head - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Apple Of My Eye (feat Timothy Blake) - (5:35) 125 BPM
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Review: Such has been the rise of Marquis Hawkes in recent times that this debut album must mark as one of the most anticipated house sets of 2016. Happily, Social Housing is a superb showcase not only for Hawkes' talents, but also his understanding of house music in its' many myriad forms. The album does include, of course, a sprinkling of jackin' workouts, but these are outnumbered by such thrilling chunks of loved-up positivity as the Tiger & Woods style loop funk of "Fantasy", the Theo Parrish-ish jazz fuzziness of "Summer Memory", and the cheeky, Todd Edwards style cut-up garage of "Something In Yr Head" [sic]. The album's most potent moment, though, is "I'm So Glad", a collaboration with Jocelyn Brown that already ranks among 2016's most potent tunes.
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Disco Reposado
ED 65
15 Jun 16
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Special Q - "Midnight Pillow" - (3:51) 97 BPM
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Tomas Malo - "Fill My Heart" - (5:39) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Robjamweb - "Oh Brother" - (6:48) 105 BPM
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Barry Prophet - "Here To Stay" - (6:29) 108 BPM
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Gradient Logic - "Confused" - (8:38) 119 BPM
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Tonbe - "So Tired" - (6:56) 118 BPM
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Last Edits Part 2
AUDAZ 120
02 Jun 16
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What To Do - (7:51) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No Tomorrow (version 1) - (6:08) 115 BPM
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Have Some Fun - (7:20) 120 BPM
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No Tomorrow (version 2) - (6:42) 115 BPM
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Mu Mu - (7:08) 120 BPM
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Sharing & Caring - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Things Will Come Your Way - (6:27) 104 BPM
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Review: You can't keep a good man down and unsurprisingly Audaz boss Alkalino is already back following his recent 'farewell' Final Edits release. Although his allegiance has switched more towards contemporary house productions lately, his definitive resignation from disco edits is still a long way off. Here we have seven of his latest scalpel jobs, all of which provide serious shape throwing dancefloor possibilities. Highlights however, include the incessant Afro-influenced funk stomp of "What To Do", the new romantic ennui of "No Tomorrow (Version 2)" and the arpeggiated body music of "Mu Mu" which tackles a rave gem by The KLF.
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Midnight Patrol
JJ 029
17 Jun 16
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Midnight Patrol - (8:05) 122 BPM
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Stranger - (7:55) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Punky Skit - (1:25) 110 BPM
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Boogie Down - (4:42) 102 BPM
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Psychdelic Supermarket - (5:34) 99 BPM
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Hello Hello - (3:17) 100 BPM
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Ocean Rhythms - (7:30) 135 BPM
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Played by: JB Dizzy
Review: DJ Kaos doesn't put out many re-edits these days, but when he does, they're invariably superb. This seven-track set of fresh reworks contains some of his finest scalpel work to date. The headline attraction is undoubtedly "Midnight Patrol", a brilliant rearrangement of the Valverde Brothers' 1978 disco cover of JJ Cale's "After Midnight" that makes much of the winding synth solos and gospel backing vocals. There's plenty of other killer material throughout, though, from the synth-laden cosmic disco throb of "Stranger", and 135 BPM tropical drum workout "Ocean Rhythms", to the '70s rock surge of "Psychedelic Supermarket" (a tasty re-cut of The Who favourite "Eminence Front"). All killer, no filler.
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The Boogie Box #3
VHR 45
18 Apr 16
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Kc/Sub - "Make A Little Love" (V's edit) - (5:20) 114 BPM
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People's Voice - "We Got The Direction" (V's edit) - (6:54) 107 BPM
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Deodata - "P Gunn" (V's Psychedelic Trigger edit) - (5:46) 114 BPM
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Princess - "Sexy Dancer" (V's Body edit) - (5:37) 121 BPM
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Bobby Thirthon - "The Groove" (V's 2016 Check Out edit) - (7:37) 118 BPM
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Mr Faded/Blackhead - "No Stoping Now" (V's edit) - (7:37) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Russian disco edit fiend Valique serves up another hot Boogie Box and we're up to number three already! Highlight's on here not limited to Princess' smooth ergonomics displayed on the re-splice of the Prince classic "Sexy Dancer", Feel The Vibe's great cover of "Get Down Tonight" looped for your pleasure by Kc/Sub and they save the best for last with Mr Faded/Blackhead's (aka McFadden & Whitehead's) 1979 classic "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". They are all 're-re-edited' by the way: by none other than Valique himself. Trust the DJ!
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Simple Pleasures
CHOPDIGI 076
13 Jun 16
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Simple Pleasures - (5:03) 104 BPM
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Simple Pleasures (George Kelly mix) - (5:17) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Simple Pleasures (instrumental) - (5:03) 104 BPM
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Review: Stroud collective Situation has long been among the most reliable re-editors on the nu-disco scene. Further proof that they barely put a foot wrong arrives in the form of "Simple Pleasures", a deliciously jazzy chunk of breezy dancefloor goodness that effortlessly combines glistening guitars, warm organ stabs, shuffling soul breaks and a life-affirming female vocal. For those who can take or leave the vocal, the boys from the Five Valleys have included an excellent instrumental version. There's a tougher, more upbeat remix present, too, with Chop Shop boss George Kelly turning the swinging original into a metronomic disco-house chugger. While good, it lacks a little of the alluring looseness of Situation's original version.
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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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Happy EP
VMR 045
09 Jun 16
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Hang On - (5:16) 114 BPM
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Happy - (5:17) 115 BPM
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All Right - (5:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Label-hopping Siberian Sunner Soul is in a cheery mood, which may - in part, at least - be down to his return to the Vintage Music imprint he founded in 2009. The positively titled Happy EP begins with "Hang On", a deliciously hazy, dreamy chunk of fluttering disco-meets-deep house bliss built around slowly shifting loop patterns, stretched-out builds, cut-up samples and bouncy bottom end. Horn-heavy title track "Happy" is little less than a rush-inducing romp through party-starting disco-funk cheeriness, while "All Right" sees him expertly re-arrange (and tool-up) a shuffling, sun-kissed disco-funk cut full of rising string lines, fizzing jazz-funk synths and punchy horn lines. In other words, it's an EP chock full of mood enhancing moments.
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Turn It Out
DOGD 52
06 May 16
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Turn It Out (Dave Aju remix) - (4:51) 123 BPM
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Turn It Out (feat Dave Aju) - (4:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Boogie Down (feat Erik Rico - Laurence Guy remix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
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For Bae - (6:26) 119 BPM
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Review: Scott Moncrief's quietly confident debut album Columbising has been one of the sleeper hits of 2016, with the Sheffield-based East Midlander serving up an effortlessly soulful set that joins the dots between hip-hop, broken beat, boogie, and U.S deep house. This follow-up EP showcases one of the album's highlights, Dave Aju collaboration "Turn It Out." Aju takes the deliciously loose and live-sounding original - all jumpy clavinet lines, swinging deep house drums and urgent vocals - and turns it into a stripped-back, heavily electronic broken house gem. Elsewhere, Lawrence Guy delivers a wonderfully warm, rich and soulful deep house interpretation of Erik Rico hook-up "Boogie Down", before Moncrief enlists the honeyed-tonsils and impeccable piano playing skills of regular collaborator Pete Simpson, on the jazzy gospel-house deepness of "For Bae".
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Mangwana
FAR 029
09 May 16
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Mangwana - (5:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chiiko - (4:28) 97 BPM
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Mangwana (A Vision Of Panorama mix) - (6:44) 120 BPM
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Mangwana (Paradise '89 dub) - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Kumbengo (Tropical mix) - (4:56) 120 BPM
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Kumbengo (100% Humidity dub - Juno Exclusive) - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Review: On paper, this collaboration between veteran Balearic/disco/house fusionists Faze Action, and Zimbabwean drummer-turned-vocalist Zeke Manyika has all the makings of a humid, sun-kissed classic. Happily, "Mangwana" - a kind of late '80s Hugh Masekela Balearic afro-house jam full of punchy horns, chiming synth melodies and chanted African vocals - is every bit as alluring as you'd expect. The Waiting For The Rain-era Masekela influences are even stronger on the delicious A Vision of Panorama mix, while the Paradise '89 Dub pushes the track further towards dubbed-out New York house territory while beefing up the backing track a little. Elsewhere on the EP, you'll find two superb versions of the percussive, tropical '80s workout "Kumbengo" (including a heavy, Junodownload-only Dub), and the hazy downtempo goodness of "Chiiko".
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Tools For Groovin V2
FKR 106
14 Jun 16
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Got To Get - (4:33) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get It On - (4:13) 114 BPM
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Brown Groove - (4:20) 114 BPM
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Review: KNG, the partnership of KS French and Mr Given Raw is back with three new disco edits, and they're summer sizzlers the lot of them. "Got To Get" is a bawdy, swingin' swagger of vintage disco-rock, whilst "Get It On" introduces tougher French house beats and loops to the mix. Lastly "Brown Groove" turns its filters to 11 for a low-slung cocktail house jam. Groovy!
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The Best Of Disco Demands: A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music (compiled by Al Kent)
BBE 173CDG
09 Jan 12
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Cheryl Berdell - "Giving It All To You" - (6:10) 128 BPM
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Executive Suite - "Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me)" - (5:46) 125 BPM
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Disco Warriors - "Cumbaya Disco" - (5:48) 121 BPM
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The Sandpebbles Of Barbados - "Suntan" - (4:59) 127 BPM
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The Fans - "Dr Dunk (Ballad Of Dr J)" - (4:45) 129 BPM
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TC & Company - "Let's Go Disco" - (6:11) 134 BPM
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Chocolate & Joy - "Dog It" - (6:40) 134 BPM
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Omni - "Disco Socks" - (4:44) 126 BPM
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Curtis - "How Can I Tell Her" - (8:33) 127 BPM
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Silver & Platinum & Gold - "Just Friends" - (4:45) 119 BPM
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The Peoples' Workshop - "Funkathone" - (5:18) 130 BPM
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Chocolate City Connection - "Take The Music To The Party" - (6:36) 121 BPM
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Universal Robot Band - "Disco Boogie Woman" - (6:31) 123 BPM
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Stringfield Family - "The Sound Of Disco Rock" - (5:17) 129 BPM
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The Firebolts - "Everybody Party (Get Down)" - (7:23) 126 BPM
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Livin' Proof - "Theme From Livin' Proof" - (7:26) 120 BPM
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Puff - "(You Got Me) In The Mood" - (7:04) 133 BPM
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Cordial - "Wave" - (7:41) 136 BPM
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Don Renaldo Strings - "Fiddlin' Around" - (2:37) 120 BPM
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Jimmy Sabater - "To Be With You" - (7:15) 131 BPM
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Crosstown Traffic - "Party People" - (7:27) 130 BPM
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Alex & His Soul Messengers - "Hail To Guyana" - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Harold Butler & The Connection - "Gold Connection" - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Ike Noble - "Dance, Dance, Dance To The Music (Y'All)" - (6:03) 129 BPM
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The Legal Defense - "The Disco Stomp" - (4:26) 124 BPM
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Panache - "Sweet Jazz Music" - (7:32) 126 BPM
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Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion - "Get Ready" - (6:16) 134 BPM
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Arts & Craft - "I've Been Searching" - (7:36) 123 BPM
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Hot Ice - "Dancing Free" - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Volstarr - "Dancin'" - (4:10) 126 BPM
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Superbs - "Party Together" - (6:47) 131 BPM
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Gordon's War - "The Rock Is Gonna Get You" - (6:04) 129 BPM
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Alice Street Gang - "Bahia (Also Sprach Zarathustra)" - (5:47) 126 BPM
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Althea Forest & Togetherness - "Hey Mister" - (5:53) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mirror - "Give It Up" - (4:59) 123 BPM
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The Live Experience - "Disco Joint" - (6:11) 122 BPM
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Bobby Sanders & Magic - "Strung Out" - (3:49) 123 BPM
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The Good Life Ltd - "I Got It" - (7:59) 131 BPM
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Al Tanner - "Doing Our Own Thang" - (6:34) 137 BPM
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Arthur King - "Fear" - (7:05) 132 BPM
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Sylvano Santorio - "We've Got It" - (7:24) 134 BPM
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Mr Q - "Party Party" - (5:29) 117 BPM
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Power Of Attorney - "You Got Over On Me" - (2:53) 117 BPM
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Sizzle - "Love Is All Around" (feat La Rom Baker) - (8:48) 123 BPM
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Brooklyn Express - "Back In Time" - (6:38) 108 BPM
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Review: Long before disco-digging and needless re-editing became the pastime of a generation, Glaswegian graphic designer-turned-DJ Al Kent was doing both. For proof, check his acclaimed, illicit Disco Demands series. Originally launched in 2000 as an outlet for his obsession with barely-known 1970s dance music, it quickly became a conduit for his painstakingly faithful re-edits of long-forgotten disco records. Having seen his stock rise of late, BBE have decided to re-issue each of the five volumes in one bumper box set. For those with a love of disco's stranger fringes, The Best Of Disco Demands should be required listening. With 45 stonking cuts - some re-edits, others original studio versions - across five discs, it's an essential indulgence for disco heads everywhere.
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Frangipan To L.A. EP
FBR 043D
10 Jun 16
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Luca Frangipan (Main mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Luca Frangipan (dub mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
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Groovin To LA (Main mix) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Groovin To LA (dub mix) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Review: Given their extensive shared musical history and influences, you'd expect this hook-up between former Classic/Music For Freaks types Luke Solomon and Jonny Rock to contain some belting cuts. Predictably, it does. Dancefloor sweatiness is guaranteed from the start, via the undulating, Moroder-inspired bass guitar, spacey electronics, clipped guitars and dense disco percussion of "Luca Frangipan", and its' suitably trippy, more heavily electronic companion Dub. There's a breezier, looser feel to "Groovin' To La", which expertly teases out soulful vocal samples and soaring strings atop a bouncy Italo-disco/deep house/classic disco fusion groove. The accompanying Dub mix is, if anything, even stronger. Sadly, this digital version of the EP doesn't feature DJ Fett Burger & Jayda G's killer remix, so you'll have to buy the 12" to get that.
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Juicy Fruit
JAL 217
10 Jun 16
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Prescription (feat Eric Biddines) - (4:38) 122 BPM
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So Clear (feat Meeka Kates) - (4:13) 108 BPM
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I Don't Know Why (feat Mayer Hawthorne) - (4:01) 122 BPM
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My Mind's Made Up (feat Berenice Van Leer - Album version) - (4:01) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stumble (feat Parcels) - (4:30) 91 BPM
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Hands Of Time (feat Alxndr London) - (5:44) 116 BPM
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Smile (feat Eric Biddines) - (5:05) 110 BPM
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U R Freak (feat Ivar) - (3:52) 118 BPM
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Toxic Love Affair (feat Ivar/Sanguita) - (4:33) 105 BPM
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Lake Eerie - (3:00) 126 BPM
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Alone With You (feat Cleopold) - (4:24) 118 BPM
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You Don't Owe Me (feat Ivar) - (4:53) 109 BPM
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Private Moon - (3:27) 120 BPM
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Review: The bubbly JalapeNo imprint has been the main home to Kraak & Smaak's house-minded output over the years - although a few outings on the Spinnin' labels certainly help to cement their status as veritable nu-disco specialists - and this extensive new album Juicy Fruit feels like a natural place for them to be right now. We're talking about thirteen classy disco-leaning house gems here, all of them perfectly suitable for dancefloor domination and Saturday evening seduction. This is for the dancers, the swingers and party starters; it feels like the sort of ticket you don't get too often, an energetic and fun collection of great dance SONGS. Indulge.
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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┬áReady 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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Salty Vibes Vol 1
DWADSEP 33
22 Jun 16
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Funkin Around - (6:36) 117 BPM
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Feel It - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Rescue - (5:58) 121 BPM
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Midnight - (5:31) 106 BPM
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Sunshine Rays - (6:09) 123 BPM
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Black Enough 4 U - (6:15) 100 BPM
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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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Look What You've Done To Me EP
MSN 021
29 Apr 16
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Done My Best - (5:33) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Look What You've Done To Me - (7:59) 104 BPM
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SOS Dub - (6:49) 120 BPM
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Review: Ali "Nebraska" Gibbs last outing on Mister Saturday Night, 2015's Stand Your Ground, saw the producer treating listeners to a quartet of tracks that touched on a multitude of house styles. This follow-up has a similar feel. He begins with the loose-but-bold drums, electric piano solos, disco strings and occasional punchy horns of "Done My Best", before dropping down into slower, deeper, dub-tinged territory via the toasty electric bass, stretched-out chords, mid-tempo grooves and pitched-down horns of "Look What You've Done To Me". He rounds off another fine outing with "S.O.S Dub", a crackling, unfeasibly atmospheric journey through dub house grooves, fluttering chords and creepy electronics.
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Discotizer EP
GC 007D
13 Jun 16
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Discotizer - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Let's Shake Some Action - (6:13) 124 BPM
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Memories - (5:03) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Do You Want My Sugar - (7:30) 128 BPM
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Review: Drummer-turned-producer Javi Frias is fast becoming a familiar face on the re-edit scene, having previously released hot-to-trot material on Street Edits, Midnight Riot and About Disco. This time round, the Madrid Man is plying his trade on long-running scalpel imprint Giant Cuts. He aims for the jugular from the word go, making merry with rising strings, punchy horns, dreamy vocals and killer disco grooves on title track "Discotizer". The more disco-funk informed "Let's Shake Some Action" keeps the pressure on, via vibraphone solos and urgent female vocals, while the essential "Memories" is shot through with dancefloor urgency. Finally, disco-house loop jam "Do You Want My Sugar" raises the tempo to 128 BPM, with Frias building the intensity throughout.
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Bedroom Warmers EP
TIMES 002
11 May 16
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Luvless - "What You Got" - (5:20) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mannmademusic - "Jazzy Manoeuvres" - (6:53) 109 BPM
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La Tuerie - "Show Me Love" - (5:27) 95 BPM
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VinylAddicted - "Be Free" - (7:21) 114 BPM
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Review: Wonderful Times carry one carefree as they always have, and drop four magnetic disco bombs for the contemporary sort of soul DJ. In running order, we have "What You Got" by Luvless, a sublimely hummable little sun-kissed disco melter for the warm-up hours, the housier, more funk-filled bomb that is "Jazzy Manoeuvres" by Mannmademusic, the slo-mo house nodder that is "Show Me Love" by La Tuerie, and "Be Free" by VinylAddicted, a straight-up funk monster that is so groovy it doesn't even need a 4/4 beat. Wonderfulz.
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
WAXED: 14
08 Mar 16
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Peoples Groove" - (7:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Matt Hughes - "Sunshine" - (6:09) 104 BPM
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The Owl - "Pimp Talk" - (6:38) 116 BPM
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Rahaan - "Fine Feelings" - (7:28) 115 BPM
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Review: Whilst others are only just getting back to speed, re-edit chiefs Editorial have already been back delivering a packed schedule of choice jams since January. The heat doesn't let up yet either with this new multi-artist mini comp. Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee start proceedings with the uplifting clavinet boogie of "Peoples Groove" and Matt Hughes' "Sunshine" takes what sounds like a subtle O'Jays sample and gives it a laid back disco sheen. Elsewhere The Owl's "Pimp Talk" provides perfect evening cocktails by the pool vibes and Rahaan closes the show with the chic electro-boogie of "Fine Feelings".
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Phreeky
826194 335199
17 Jun 16
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Phreeky (feat Vanessa Daou & Nomi Ruiz) - (5:46) 122 BPM
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Can't Stop Dancing - (5:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: MANIK
Review: Having previously plied his trade on a number of New York-affiliated imprints (Wurst, Night People NYC and Nervous offshoot Nurvous amongst them), Eli Escobar makes his debut on Transatlantic label Classic. Opener "Phreeky" features contributions from regular collaborators Vanessa Daou and Nomi Ruiz, and is little less than a killer combination of classic piano-house grooves, party-starting disco samples, relentless cowbells and choice old school vocal samples. It's something of a belter, all told, and one of Classic's strongest releases of recent times. Escobar continues this retro-futurist feel on the Masters At Work-via-Detroit-and-Chicago vibe of "Can't Stop Dancing", where vibraphone solos and whispered female vocals ride an Andres-styles deep house rhythm.
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NYC Edits
RH 035
14 Jun 16
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LE Smooth & KS French - "NYC Stars" - (5:09) 114 BPM
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LE Smooth - "Hard To Find" - (4:57) 115 BPM
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LE Smooth - "Smile In My Face" - (5:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Le Smooth seems to be a new addition to the Rebel Hearts stable, with little information available online about his or her identity. NYC Edits appears to the mysterious scalpel fiend's debut release, and is packed full of low slung dancefloor treats inspired by The Big Apple. Opener "NYC Stars" is a chunky, mid-tempo disco-house collaboration with label regular KS French, full of snaking saxophone solos and bumpin' beats, while the dustier "Hard To Find" makes merry with an obscure old NYC funk jam. Best of all, though, is "Smile On My Face", a cracking re-cut of an urgent, string-laden, constantly rising disco bomb that should raise the temperature out on the dancefloor.
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Digger Raw Edits V3
FKR 105
10 Jun 16
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Stomp Groover - (5:02) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Three - (5:42) 106 BPM
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After All (SoulTool edit) - (3:55) 99 BPM
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Review: Since joining the FKR family a couple of years back, Mr Given Raw has provided the French Touch-inspired edit imprint with a series of killer interpretations of soul, funk and disco tunes. This third volume in his Digger Raw Edits series contains three more white-hot cut-jobs. "Stomp Groover" takes a killer jazz-funk number, chops it up, teases it out, beefs up the bottom end and turns it into a solo-laden romp. In contrast, "Three" sticks closer to the label's filter-heavy disco-house blueprint, providing a teased and tweaked version of a familiar funk classic from the disco era. Finally, the French digger-turned-editor dips the tempo on "After All (Soul Tool Edit)", a baggy, sun-kissed shuffle through what appears to be a lesser-known Marvin Gaye gem.
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Super Cuts V6
FKR 097
15 Mar 16
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KS French - "Still On The Case" - (4:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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MR Given Raw - "Beggin You" - (5:49) 110 BPM
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KnG Edits - "Give You Up" - (6:35) 114 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Funky Mama" - (4:31) 102 BPM
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Review: KS French and Mr Given Raw are like two peas in a pod. A disco-shaped pod. Here they join forces again, both providing both solo tracks and a joint collaboration too. Label boss KS French plonks a platform show on the dancefloor first with the tight James Brown-sampling funk of "Still On the Case". Then MGR takes over for two sizzlers - the catchy soul-pop lament "Beggin You" and the psychedelic soul stomp of "Funky Mama". Finally the titans clash on the phased disco-boogie joy of "Never Give You Up". Good times.
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LA Creme Edits V5
FKR 103
14 May 16
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KS French - "Stronger" - (5:47) 119 BPM
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KS French - "SuperLady" - (4:57) 118 BPM
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KS French - "All Your Love" - (6:03) 103 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Do I Told Ya" - (6:20) 100 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "2 Together" - (5:57) 118 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Steady Jam" - (5:12) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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KnG Edits - "Damn Girl" - (4:58) 114 BPM
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KnG Edits - "Tell Me Why" - (7:08) 100 BPM
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Belabouche - "Sexy Thing" - (4:50) 105 BPM
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KS French - "Mr Sweetness" - (4:22) 103 BPM
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KS French - "She Say Fonk" - (4:31) 114 BPM
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KS French - "Disco Night" - (6:53) 112 BPM
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KS French - "Back To You" - (4:52) 113 BPM
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KS French - "Like This Before" - (6:54) 112 BPM
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Get Loose
MIDRIOTD 070
02 May 16
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Halleluyah - (7:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alone - (6:51) 115 BPM
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That Sound - (6:18) 116 BPM
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Get Loose - (6:15) 114 BPM
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Review: It's become something of a cliche to point out Rayko's restless productivity, but it's nevertheless true that the Spanish producer does release rather a lot of material. To be fair to the Madrid man, this four-tracker for Midnight Riot is one of his stronger efforts. He begins with the life-affirming pianos and gospel vocals of "Hallelujah", before providing a sun-kissed re-dub of Fleetwood Mac's Balearic classic "Big Love" (here re-titled "Alone"). "That Sound" delivers an attractive blend of wiggly boogie synths, sharp riffs and fuzzy rock guitars, while "Get Loose" is a mostly instrumental re-recording of the Aleems' breakdance era electrofunk classic of the same name.
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Paradise Goulash
541416 507275
16 Oct 15
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Paradise Goulash (continuous mix 1) - (1:17:24) 100 BPM
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Paradise Goulash (continuous mix 2) - (1:16:54) 119 BPM
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Paradise Goulash (continuous mix 3) - (1:16:55) 123 BPM
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Turns - "Forever More Pt III" - (5:34) 79 BPM
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Gabor Szabo - "Galatea's Guitar" - (5:38) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brian Bennett Band - "Drum Odyssey" - (5:34) 98 BPM
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Aqua Bassino - "Ibiza" - (11:19) 106 BPM
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Claude Speeed - "VIN" - (1:30) 79 BPM
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Sun Araw a - "Ma Holo" - (8:47) 70 BPM
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Richard Schneider Jr - "Samba Trip" - (5:50) 105 BPM
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Mistral - "Starship 109" - (3:01) 105 BPM
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The Durian Brothers - "Weggeputscht" - (7:12) 90 BPM
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Zazou Bikaye And CY1 - "Lamuka" - (5:20) 86 BPM
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Berliner Ring - "El Amarna" - (8:06) 100 BPM
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C Cat Trance - "Dalbouka" - (4:09) 97 BPM
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A Split Second - "Scandinavian Bellydance" - (6:14) 100 BPM
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TM404 - "303/303/303/303/606" - (6:54) 129 BPM
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RVDS - "Nerds" - (7:09) 110 BPM
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Len Leise - "Dance Of The Ghosts" - (5:11) 109 BPM
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NSI - "Nikita" - (6:17) 100 BPM
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Wally Badarou - "Voices" - (3:17) 71 BPM
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Jan Akkerman - "Tranquilizer" - (4:14) 117 BPM
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Bjarrn Torske - "Nestor" - (8:12) 103 BPM
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Actress - "Xoul Particles" - (7:26) 110 BPM
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Son sine - "Upekah" - (8:57) 120 BPM
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Hakimonu - "Cadence 1/Native A" - (8:04) 115 BPM
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Donato Dozzy And Tin Man - "Test 7" - (8:10) 118 BPM
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I Cube - "Falling" - (6:17) 112 BPM
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Hieroglyphic Being - "Imaginary Soundscapes 9" - (12:24) 127 BPM
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Forever Sound - "Glowworm" - (9:12) 120 BPM
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Odd Numbers - "Riviera" - (7:24) 120 BPM
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Dreamatic - "I Can Feel It" (Enzo Elia GFR edit) - (4:24) 83 BPM
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SW - "Untitled" - (7:42) 133 BPM
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Pev And Kowton - "Low Strobe" - (6:25) 81 BPM
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Joachim Holm And Alejandro Mosso - "Tre Melodi" - (12:07) 81 BPM
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Robert Hood - "Drive (The Age Of Automation)" - (5:54) 128 BPM
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Abdulla Rashim - "Moral Blinds" - (7:06) 125 BPM
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Dirty Jesus - "Don't Fuck With My Shit" (RV Cock's Black Cock mix) - (8:50) 119 BPM
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Marcos Cabral - "Sweet & Sour" - (5:25) 120 BPM
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Box Saga - "Zen And The Art Of Deadlines" - (7:47) 118 BPM
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BjArrn Torske - "Nitten Nitti" - (5:00) 120 BPM
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Les Big Byrd - "Roundhouse Blues" - (7:43) 137 BPM
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A - "The Subdubba Beat" (Stockholmia Glue mix) - (19:43) 118 BPM
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Petar Dundov - "Sailing Off The Grid" - (13:20) 117 BPM
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Louis Haiman - "Ghosts Of Gratiot" - (6:26) 125 BPM
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Evigt Marker - "Hagre" - (8:26) 125 BPM
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Morphosis - "Silent Screamer" - (7:08) 123 BPM
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Sebbo - "Watamu Beach" (Moritz Von Oswald Rework) - (10:28) 126 BPM
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Young Marco - "Biology Theme" - (6:04) 123 BPM
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Luke Abbott a - "Modern Driveway" - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Zadig - "Quiet Orbit Around Gladia" - (10:22) 120 BPM
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Marcellus Pittman - "The Mad Underdog" - (8:48) 122 BPM
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Stefan Vincent - "Fool Me Again" - (5:43) 130 BPM
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Blacknecks - "Don't Dream It Be It" - (5:02) 123 BPM
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Siriusmo - "Liu" - (5:20) 110 BPM
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Il Guardiano Del Faro - "Ma Ci Pensi Io E Te" - (3:38) 77 BPM
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Johanna Billing - "This Is How We Walk On The Moon" - (5:16) 83 BPM
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Krater - "Labyrint" - (4:56) 80 BPM
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Kurt Vile - "Baby's Arms" - (3:58) 110 BPM
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Review: This triple-album collection is something of a treat for Prins Thomas fans. Released as an accompaniment to his epic, three-disc Paradise Goulash mix, it's entirely made up of previously unreleased re-edits from the Norwegian maestro. Musically, it's as cosmic and varied as you'd expect, variously touching on ambient (Claude Speed), Balearic jazz (Gabor Szabo), Middle Eastern oddness (Cat Trance), synth-samba (Richard Schneider Jnr), modern classical (a Johanna Billings cover of Arthur Russell's "This Is How We Walk On The Moon"), and all manner of hazy, sun-kissed grooves. There's little slamming dancefloor fare, but plenty of unique versions of overlooked, little known or forgotten musical gems. For that alone, it should be an essential purchase.
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Les SureShot Cuts V2
RH 032
07 May 16
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KnG Edits - "You Know The Vibe" - (6:52) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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KS French - "Back Love Drift" - (4:41) 100 BPM
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My Business - "Belabouche" - (7:13) 119 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Glad You Here" - (5:07) 118 BPM
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KS French - "Groove Made Me Do It" - (5:11) 116 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Love Me" - (5:52) 112 BPM
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Belabouche - "Fantasy" - (6:07) 107 BPM
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KS French - "In The Dark Soul" - (4:04) 100 BPM
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MR Given Raw - "Shake Your Body" - (5:45) 107 BPM
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KS French - "Amour Hapiness" - (5:02) 108 BPM
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Givenchhy Edits - "Men Like Me" - (6:33) 116 BPM
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KS French - "It Takes Two" - (6:04) 114 BPM
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KS French - "Step Life" - (6:56) 114 BPM
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KS French - "Not This Time Girl" - (4:57) 105 BPM
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Spring Thing
ED 63
04 May 16
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Gotta Give It Up" - (5:59) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Serge Gamesbourg - "Good 4 Ya" - (6:49) 102 BPM
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Jus Tadi - "Save It For Later" - (7:19) 110 BPM
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Jay Airiness - "Closer & Closer" - (5:23) 107 BPM
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I Gemin - "Funk E Music" - (6:09) 117 BPM
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Joutro Mundo - "Fired Up" - (7:52) 116 BPM
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Napoleon - "Overdose" - (6:38) 115 BPM
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Dagfest - "Brighter" - (5:00) 116 BPM
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Topic Of Conversation - "The Color Of Leaves" - (7:00) 114 BPM
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Review: The best thing about spring is all the new stuff starts to arrive. Editorial have taken this idea quite literately and have rounded up a whole bunch of fresh new faces and tunes. There are nine fine jams contained on Spring Thing comp, some of the (many) highlights include the sweet and tender boogie-pop of "Good 4 You" by the artfully-punned Serge Gamesbourg, the throbbing bass loops of the sublime "Closer & Closer" and the mesmerising fusion of punk-funk bass and sunshine keyboard melodies on "Brighter" by Dagfest.
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Sugar - The Reflex Revision & Instrumental
BBE 365SDG
29 Apr 16
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Sugar (The Reflex Revision) - (6:59) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sugar (The Reflex instrumental) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Review: "Sugar" lay unissued for many years, before finally seeing the light of day on BBE's 2003 set of previously unheard Roy Ayers' recordings, Virgin Ubiquity. It was later remixed by Dave Lee under his familiar Joey Negro pseudonym, and here gets the multi-track edit treatment from French scalpel specialist The Reflex. He typically does a good job of building energy and excitement throughout the vocal version's seven-minute duration, showcasing different instruments (vibraphone, horns, bass, guitars) and the track's alternating male and female vocals, in the manner of Tom Moulton or Walter Gibbons. The accompanying instrumental is tasty, too, but lacks a little of the vocal revision's soulful charm.
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Let Me (Sean McCabe Remixes)
ZEDD 12240
17 Jun 16
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Let Me (Sean McCabe Main vocal remix) - (8:21) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Let Me (Sean McCabe's Let Me Out dub) - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Let Me (Sean McCabe Classic Soul mix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
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Review: Chicago's Kenya is a housewife who became an esteemed Christian soul singer following a 'cosmic enlightenment' that showed her the way. Having heard "Let Me" (from her My Own Skin album), Joey Negro has signed her up, enlisting Sean McCabe to rework the tune for the right kind of dancefloors. Clocking in around nine minutes, the "vocal mix" a smooth and luxurious ride through vintage jazzy house, dripping in golden-toned Fender Rhodes chords. Elsewhere there's the aquatic sounding '90s retro house of the "Let Me Out Dub" and the Brand New Heavies-esqe organic jazz-funk of the "Classic Soul Mix". Chic.
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Gravity, Stars & Sugar
DWADSAL 1
07 Dec 15
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Better With You (ADS original mix) - (6:15) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Stop - (6:26) 124 BPM
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Fantasy II - (6:38) 106 BPM
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Anyway You Wanna - (6:30) 111 BPM
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Blows My Mind - (6:36) 117 BPM
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Get Over You - (6:37) 107 BPM
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Love Thang - (7:52) 120 BPM
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Unlimited Alien Phunk (instrumental mix) - (6:12) 123 BPM
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Get Your Body Up - (6:47) 111 BPM