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Michael The Lion
SCR 035
14 Jul 17
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Side Of Life - (5:06) 121 BPM
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The Changer - (7:22) 113 BPM
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Get It On (Bosq remix feat Amy Douglas) - (8:05) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get It On (DJ Bruce's Feeling mix feat Amy Douglas) - (2:57) 116 BPM
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Get It On (DJ Bruce's On & On mix feat Amy Douglas) - (9:06) 117 BPM
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Review: Given his history in the disco re-edit scene, it's perhaps unsurprising that Michael Fichman's first EP for Soul Clap contains a couple of bona fide mirrorball treats. Chief amongst these is "Get it On (Bosq Remix)", a brilliant chunk of revivalist vocal disco full of authentic instrumentation, including Nile Rodgers style guitars, a fine walking bassline and on-point percussion. DJ Bruce provides two killer, gospel inspired revisions of the track, too: the pared-back, pianos-and-bongos vibe of the "Feeling Mix" and the stretched-put, organ heavy gospel disco roller that is the standout "On & On Mix". Fittingly, both make much of Amy Douglas's inspired vocal. Elsewhere, "Side of Life" is a preacher-sporting chunk of sunshine disco and "The Changer" joins the dots between chugging dub disco and throbbing Italo-disco.

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Truelight - EP
826194 370299
14 Jul 17
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In My Hands - (7:11) 116 BPM
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One True Light - (6:08) 120 BPM
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In My Hands (Hot Toddy remix) - (7:11) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One True Light (Ron Basejam remix) - (4:33) 105 BPM
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Review: Following on from their successful hook up with 2020 Vision, nu-disco heroes Crazy P have now joined forces with the Classic label (how has this not happened before?!) and here we get the "Truelight EP". Spacey retro soul balladry gives way to filthy cosmic funk on "One True Light" and "In My Hands" is nasty Padlock EP-style disco of the highest order. Hot Toddy (aka Chris Todd of Crazy P) remixes the latter into hypnotic acid and band co-founder Ron Basejam turns the former into chugging, sun-warped Balearic boogie.
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Produced With Love
ZEDDCD 041DD
30 Jun 17
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Joey Negro - "Prove That You're Feeling Me" (feat Diane Charlemagne) - (5:21) 114 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Must Be The Music" (The original Disco mix) - (7:24) 121 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Overnight Sensation" (feat Diane Charlemagne) - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Distorting Space Time" - (8:16) 122 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Won't Let Go" (feat Linda Clifford) - (6:35) 123 BPM
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Joey Negro & Horse Meat Disco - "Dancing Into The Stars" (feat Angela Johnson) - (9:26) 120 BPM
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Joey Negro - "It's More Fun To Compute" - (6:23) 120 BPM
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Joey Negro - "In Search Of The Dream" (feat Angela Johnson) - (8:01) 123 BPM
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Joey Negro - "I Recognise" (feat Sacha Williamson) - (6:21) 120 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Stomp Your Feet" - (9:22) 120 BPM
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Alex Mills - "Into The Blue" - (6:48) 118 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Everything" (feat Lifford) - (5:25) 120 BPM
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The O'Jays - "Message In Our Music" (Joey Negro remix) - (8:18) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spanish Hustle - "The Fatback Band" (Joey Negro remix) - (6:17) 122 BPM
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Gwen Guthrie - "What A Life" (Joey Negro remix) - (6:19) 122 BPM
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Peven Everett - "Love Is Thicker Than Water" - (5:51) 122 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Free Bass" (feat Julian Crampton - Joey Negro Funk Equation mix) - (6:25) 118 BPM
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Melba Moore - "Anyway" (Joey Negro remix) - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Latican Boogie" - (5:44) 115 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Must Be The Music" (Disco Boogie Xtravaganza dub) - (5:27) 121 BPM
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Review: Influential and prolific, Dave Lee has been one of house music's major proponents of soulful, disco-tinged, vocal tracks. Without question, he was instrumental in its development. Produced With Love is only the second ever Joey Negro album to be released and the first for more than 20 years. It proves that dance music with character still exists and rather than rely on sampling older records, the overwhelming majority of music is newly recorded. Rest assured that there's quite the supporting cast here, on the vocal front: the late great Diane Charlemagne on "Overnight Sensation", Canadian songstress and frequent Nick Holder collaborator Sacha Williamson on "I Recognize" and the legendary Linda Clifford on "Won't Let Go". Fellow London disco dons Horsemeat Disco collaborate on "Dancing Into The Stars" too. The second half of the collection focuses on Lee's impeccable remixes and yes: there is a version of "Must Be The Music" and a track by the inimitable Peven Everett entitled "Love Is Thicker Than Water" alongside several other gems.
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Surrender
REGRD 004D
21 Jul 17
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Surrender - (6:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gentle Place - (6:16) 124 BPM
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Review: If you've been to a festival this summer, it's likely that you will have heard "Surrender", the first collaboration between Running Back man Gerd Janson and Black Jukebox curator Shan. A pleasing slab of feel-good disco-house with added carnival percussion, the track's appeal likes as much in the duo's ability to place life-affirming peaks (built around colossal disco samples) in all the right places as the rock solid nature of the production. Basically, it sounds like an anthem and is fast turning into one. There's a similarly old school feel to "Gentle Place", too. The track's analogue bassline and layered, carnival house style percussion is brilliantly off-set by the kind of swirling Balearic chords and eyes-closed vocal samples so familiar from Janson's Talamanca System work with Phillip Lauer and Mark Barrott.
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Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 18
BJ 18
09 Jun 17
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Downtown - (6:23) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One Way - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Take Life Easy - (5:52) 120 BPM
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Ugly House - (6:02) 118 BPM
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Review: Dutchman Bas Roos is the latest producer to contribute to Exploited's Shir Khan-curated Black Jukebox series. He kicks off a fine EP via "Downtown", a lumpy, bumpy chunk of dusty, piano-laden peak-time goodness driven forwards by bustling drums and a killer disco style bassline. You'll find more blissful piano solos on the similarly hustling, low-slung "One Way", which also makes great use of impassioned disco-soul vocal snippets and restless handclap samples. Elsewhere, "Take Life Easy" is an impeccable hybrid of jazzy disco samples and swinging deep house percussion, while "Ugly House" sounds like a long lost collaboration between Kevin Saunderson's Inner City Project, Chez Damier and Sheffield-based dusty house specialist Thatmanmonkz.
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Blessin'
GAMM 111
21 Jul 17
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Blessin' - (11:23) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Whole Lotta Love (Back To The Box edit) - (14:08) 113 BPM
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Review: Also known as Jamie 3Too6, this badass Chicago dude knows his disco and delivers it in devastating quantities he does, with relish. "Blessin'" is an uplifting slice of live, drivin' funk, the kind that slayed the Garage of an evening. Digital B-side "Whole Lotta Love (Back To The Box Edit)" sounds like NOIA covering Led Zeppelin - all dirty electronic riffs and 4/4 beats that slowly escalate over the course of 14 minutes!

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Chimicalissimo
PERMVAC 1591
21 Jul 17
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Chimicalissimo - (9:17) 120 BPM
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Chimicalissimo (Black Spuma remix) - (7:27) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chimicalissimo (dub mix) - (8:02) 120 BPM
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Review: Considered the anti-hero of disco music, Argoman literally means 'lazy man', however it's also a combination of three Italian producer's names who started the project about one year ago. Any guesses who they might be? We will leave that to you! The track "Chimicalissimo" is new wave Italo disco at its finest, featuring peak-time dancefloor energy completely produced with analogue synths and drum machines. Gerd Jason and Fabrizio Mammarella team up again as Black Spuma and their remix turns the track into a slow burning disco monster. The dub version gives more space to a melancholic piano melody that culminates through analogue arpeggios to an unstoppable build.
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Hot Digits: Year Three
HOTDIGITMAXI 003
29 May 17
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Andy Kidd - "Mellow Choice" - (6:09) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rare Cuts - "That's What You Say" - (4:35) 87 BPM
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Twinzz - "On Broadway" - (7:03) 100 BPM
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Bad Barbie vs Evil Smarty - "Come On" - (8:02) 104 BPM
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Rabo & Snob - "Vero Dance" - (4:44) 100 BPM
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DJ Steef - "Lust Of Dust" - (5:54) 100 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Gonna Make It Right" - (6:03) 102 BPM
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Mosaik - "New York" - (6:04) 111 BPM
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Down Under Disco - "If I Was" - (7:07) 110 BPM
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Woodhead & Bikes - "The Shuffle" (edit) - (6:10) 114 BPM
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Get Down Edits - "Melt Your Heart" - (6:32) 104 BPM
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Stephen Richards - "Work It Just A Little" - (7:01) 110 BPM
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Dawn Again & Franco Lobo - "Ex Bikie" - (5:45) 111 BPM
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Beatboy - "Yes Child" - (5:53) 110 BPM
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Hotmood - "Juicy Groove" - (6:52) 108 BPM
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Tomas Malo & Rafa Navajas - "Mezcalero" - (6:39) 107 BPM
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Joseph Terruel - "Turca" - (5:15) 111 BPM
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SR Edits - "What You Say?" - (8:24) 110 BPM
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Cordycep - "Let's Go Back" - (6:15) 118 BPM
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James Rod - "Every Time I See" - (6:02) 114 BPM
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Touchsoul - "Foreign Love" - (6:28) 115 BPM
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That Needs An Edit - "Take Yo' Acid" - (7:32) 105 BPM
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Shit Hot Soundsystem - "Slow Down (Do It Tonight)" - (6:53) 118 BPM
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Fingerman - "Embrace U Give" - (7:45) 117 BPM
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The Starkiller - "Acid Baby" - (6:12) 116 BPM
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Appo - "Shante's Vibes" - (8:41) 120 BPM
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Chewy Rubs - "Memory" - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Andy Buchan - "This Love" - (6:11) 116 BPM
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Ooft! - "Burnin' Love" - (6:37) 116 BPM
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Tripmann - "Julian In London" - (6:22) 121 BPM
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Chris Shennan - "Can't Shake" - (5:47) 119 BPM
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Twisted Soul Collective & Natasha Kitty Katt - "Paradise" - (8:31) 120 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "Tomorrow, Today" - (6:58) 121 BPM
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Various Artists - "Hot Digits: Year Three Retrospective Mix" (Fingerman mix) - (1:09:41) 112 BPM
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Stomp Your Feet (Incl Hot Toddy Remixes)
ZEDD 12247
02 Jun 17
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Stomp Your Feet (Joey Negro extended mix) - (9:22) 120 BPM
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Stomp Your Feet (Hot Toddy remix) - (8:46) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stomp Your Feet (Joey Negro Boogie Bump dub) - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Stomp Your Feet (Hot Toddy Underwater dub) - (9:00) 120 BPM
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Stomp Your Beats (original mix) - (3:39) 120 BPM
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Review: Z Records head honcho, Joey Negro, is back with a super sunny party jam, "Stomp Your Feet", of which the "Extended Mix" is a warm and bouncy retro boogie clap-fest. Negro also provides a spicier dub and the Tropical percussion loop-fest "Stomp Your Beats". However it's Hot Toddy's remixes here, a pulsating arpeggiated space-disco rework of the tile track and a fizzy and aquatic "Underwater Dub", that really stand out.
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MAss Profundo
DKMNTL 049
30 Jun 17
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MAss Profundo - (6:12) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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TropicaA§ovas - (5:50) 80 BPM
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Selva CAssmica - (5:36) 83 BPM
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Plantas Falsas - (6:13) 109 BPM
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Move
FRD 225
09 Jun 17
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Move - (5:49) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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B.o.o.m - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Into My Brain - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Turn Me On - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Review: The recording career of Salzburg's Bernard Weiss, AKA Demuja, has followed the well-trodden path of multiple compilation appearances followed by well-received EPs for a couple of little-known labels. There's a feeling that he just needs a breakthrough, and this single on Jimpster's Freerannge label could provide it. Certainly, the four included tracks are amongst his strongest to date. Choose between the sumptuous, shuffling deep house dreaminess of "Move", the warehouse-friendly thrills of "B.o.o.m", the hard-wired Italo-disco revivalism of "Into My Brain" - all raging arpeggio lines and dreamy pads - and the fireside-warm deep house/disco fusion of "Turn Me On". The latter's fusion of live instrumentation, evocative vocal samples and rolling house drums is particularly inspiring.
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Wanna Give It Up
826194 363291
21 Jul 17
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Wanna Give It Up (full Intention remix) - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Wanna Give It Up (Dr Packer's Lego's dub remix) - (6:33) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wanna Give It Up (Jamie 3:26 Disco Party version) - (7:58) 122 BPM
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Wanna Give It Up (Lego's dub) - (5:54) 125 BPM
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Played by: 80's Child
Review: Originally released in 2007, Chicago heavyweight Ralphi Rosario released this pumping big room disco house tool which is reissued on digital in its three dubbed out versions. Another Windy City legend in the form of Lego: responsible for that anthem "El Ritmo De Verdad" back in the day appears, with his fierce and dusty rendition. The equally revered industry veteran from down under: Mr Greg Packer, dons his nu-disco alias again on a sparking dub remix of the previously mentioned version by Lego. Finally, it's back over to the locals in the form of 'Chicago's own' Jamie 3:26 with the "Disco Party Version" which does exactly what is says on the tin: we particularly enjoyed this one.
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The Sun Comes Up
FRD 226
07 Jul 17
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The Sun Comes Up (feat Jinadu - Peggy Gou 6am mix) - (6:39) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silent Stars - (6:33) 125 BPM
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Where You Are (feat Khalil Anthony - Urulu remix) - (6:39) 126 BPM
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The Sun Comes Up (feat Jinadu) - (5:48) 105 BPM
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Review: With its flowering piano motifs, hazy chord progressions, African-influenced percussion, soulful Jinadu vocals and blissful, midtempo deep house vibe, "The Sun Comes Up" is not only one of Jimpster's most evocative releases in years, but also the undoubted highlight of the Freerange co-founder's recent album, Silent Stars. This deserved single release not only contains the peerless original version, but also a pleasingly wide-eyed, early house-meets-modern-deep house "6AM Mix" by Peggy Gou. Elsewhere, there's another airing for the warm and woozy, similarly Afro-influenced "Silent Stars" and a fluid, broken house revision of "Where You Are" by Steve Urulu. Essential stuff, all told.

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WOLFEP040
361497 6438223
21 Jul 17
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Here I Am - (5:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Freshly Squeezed - (6:11) 120 BPM
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One Way Ticket - (7:09) 120 BPM
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Flip The Script - (5:36) 118 BPM
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Played by: Leg Jazz
Review: David Cabanne (no, another one!) is based in Bordeaux, France. The young producer has released for Waxtefacts Records and Khasia Hills Records previously but now for Brighton based house heroes Wolf Music. First, we have the dusty and disco-fied deepness of "Here I Am" and "Freshly Squeezed" respectively which utilise rusty and skittering old drumcomputer patterns with tastefully borrowed diva vocal samples to stunning effect. Then, the solemn and emotive "Flip The Script" closes out this fine little EP out in style.
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Get Me A Drink EP
DIKSOF 026
16 Dec 16
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Makin' The Magic (original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
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Makin' The Magic (Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo) remix) - (5:48) 115 BPM
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Cadillac Disco (original mix) - (6:49) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Disko's latest digital-only release is a meeting of musical minds. It features two groovy, musically rich disco-house collaborations co-produced by sometime Large Music contributor Paul Rudder and fast-rising talent Tete de la Course. While "Cadillac Disco" - a tasty fusion of rolling, bass-propelled grooves, wild flute solos, punchy horns and cheeky vocal samples - is rather good, it's opener "Makin' The Magic" that hits home hardest. A smooth but bumpin' dancefloor shuffler with bold organs, jangling acoustic guitars and eyes-closed vocal samples, it sounds like the kind of track that will easily slip into both house or disco sets. Roberto Rodriguez provides the obligatory remix, gently tugging the track further towards disco-tinged deep house territory.
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Egzotik
LENGLP 011
14 Jul 17
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Bazaar - (2:17) 134 BPM
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Tangerine Dream - (5:39) 91 BPM
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Zorba The Greek - (3:43) 105 BPM
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Mirage - (7:05) 109 BPM
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Return To Paradise - (5:42) 96 BPM
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Le Voyage De Space - (5:50) 94 BPM
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Hiyar - (5:38) 55 BPM
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The Catcher In The Rye - (1:20) 96 BPM
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Ashoka - (6:51) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mount Damavand - (5:46) 101 BPM
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Sacred Valley - (5:31) 56 BPM
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Love - (1:51) 93 BPM
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Jungle Flower - (2:50) 92 BPM
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Lost Bedouin - (5:40) 95 BPM
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Adios - (4:04) 106 BPM
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Played by: In Flagranti
Review: Ali Kuru took a decision some years ago not to seek publicity, preferring instead to let his music speak for itself. Egzotik, his long awaited debut album, seems to have a fair few stories to tell. Smothered in evocative field recordings made around his home city of Istanbul, the album is notable for fusing exotic Persian instrumentation with grooves and sounds more readily associated with cosmic disco, krautrock, dub, Balearica and Detroit beatdown. On paper, it's an unusual combination that should sound forced or contrived. In reality, it's a brilliant example of an artist with a singular artistic vision achieving his goals. Put it this way: it's amongst the most inspired and enjoyable debut albums we've heard this year.
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Erodiscotique EP 4
GOMMA 222
16 Jun 17
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One For Frankie - (7:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't You Feel The Same - (5:36) 125 BPM
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Zanzibar - (5:49) 122 BPM
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Review: Here's something to cheer: the first EP from Dimitri From Paris and DJ Rocca's collaborative Erodiscotique project following the release of last year's superb debut album on BBQ Japan. As usual, their inspirations and musical reference points tend towards the vintage. Opener "One For Frankie", for example, smothers a vintage Chicago house groove with the kind of dreamy, positive and melodious musical flourishes that were a hall mark of Frankie Knuckles best productions, while "Zanzibar" pays tribute to the bustling, percussive, synth-heavy pressure of early '80s NYC and NJ "proto-house" productions. "Don't You Feel The Same", on the other hand, wraps sweet Balearic synth lines around a chunky, "French Touch" style disco-house groove.
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Body Funk
CLUBSWE 087A
25 May 17
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Body Funk - (7:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Body Funk (Dub version) - (7:23) 122 BPM
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Glitterbox - Love Is The Message
826194 350390
17 Mar 17
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Simon Dunmore - "Glitterbox - Love Is The Message" (continuous mix 1) - (1:16:56) 122 BPM
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Simon Dunmore - "Glitterbox - Love Is The Message" (continuous mix 2) - (1:19:04) 118 BPM
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First Choice - "Let No Man Put Asunder" (Frankie Knuckles 12" remix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
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Ralphi Rosario & Linda Clifford - "Wanna Give It Up" (Lego's dub - with Linda Clifford) - (5:54) 125 BPM
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Loose Change - "Straight From The Heart" (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove mix) - (6:29) 120 BPM
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Jackie Moore - "This Time Baby" (Special 12" version) - (7:13) 124 BPM
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Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" (Maw remix) - (7:01) 114 BPM
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Gino Soccio - "Try It Out" - (8:16) 113 BPM
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King Unique - "Love Is What You Need/Look Ahead" (Dr Packer remix) - (7:41) 123 BPM
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Robin Beck - "Sweet Talk" - (6:15) 118 BPM
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Jocelyn Brown - "Love's Gonna Get You" (Dance mix) - (8:37) 109 BPM
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Eleanor Mills - "Mr Right" (The Right mix) - (6:04) 117 BPM
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Red Rack'em - "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger" (Luke Solomon & Terry Grant live Disco Revision) - (7:40) 126 BPM
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Modern Romance - "Salsa Rappsody" (dub Discomix) - (8:25) 122 BPM
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War - "Galaxy" - (8:14) 119 BPM
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Thelma Houston - "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" (extended version) - (6:16) 111 BPM
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First Choice - "Double Cross" (Danny Tenaglia Swing mix) - (8:32) 116 BPM
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Colonel Abrams - "Music Is The Answer" - (6:41) 121 BPM
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MFSB - "Love Is The Message" - (11:33) 116 BPM
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Inner Life - "I Like It Like That" (Special Club version) - (7:47) 117 BPM
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Franky Rizardo - "Same Man" (James Curd 'Work This Beat' remix) - (7:05) 123 BPM
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Soul Rebels - "I'll Be Good" (feat Lisa Millett - Dr Packer remix) - (6:29) 115 BPM
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The Goodfellas - "Soul Heaven" (Pasta Boys/Bini & Martini mix) - (8:01) 126 BPM
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Soulsearcher - "Feelin' Love" (Soulsearcher Club mix) - (7:06) 126 BPM
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Midland - "Final Credits" - (7:19) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sunkids - "Rescue Me" (feat Chance - MAW Magic Sessions mix) - (8:01) 126 BPM
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Michelle Ayers - "Respect" (Def Classic mix) - (6:30) 123 BPM
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B-Classic - "Remember" (E-Smoove Underground mix) - (5:53) 122 BPM
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Kings Of Tomorrow - "Tear It Up" - (5:14) 124 BPM
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Big Moses - "Brighter Days" (feat Kenny Bobien - Mousse T Fierce vocal mix) - (7:55) 126 BPM
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Robert Hood - "Dancer" - (7:02) 122 BPM
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Mone - "Love Don't Pay The Rent" (Scott Wozniak remix) - (7:54) 126 BPM
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Magic - "Magic" - (9:13) 125 BPM
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Ron Basejam - "The Carrington Spirituals" - (6:18) 115 BPM
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Alan Junior - "It's Time To Dance Together" - (5:24) 118 BPM
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Gershon Jackson - "Love Desire" (Mike Dunn's Blackball Love mix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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The Rase (The Ron Allen Sound Experience) - "Get On Up" (Groovy Disco mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Rob Mello - "Fantasize" (feat Cecile - vocal Club mix) - (7:45) 128 BPM
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Severino - "Smoking" (feat Princess Magnifique) - (6:20) 121 BPM
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Funkier Than That
HS 008
07 Jun 17
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Funkier Than That - (4:56) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pushin On - (5:18) 104 BPM
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Making Love - (4:58) 123 BPM
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YYT Shake (Funk Hunk remix) - (4:36) 59 BPM
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Review: As we've learned in the past the Funk Hunk likes muscle, lots of disco muscle. His edits are never weak. So it's business as usual on Funkier Than That, his latest selection of edits. There are four cuts here to get up and down to. "Funkier Than That" is a snappy, Minneapolis-style majestic funker, "Pushin' On" is perky synth-pop and "Making Love" is fast, sweaty and a thrill a minute. Lastly "YYT Shake (Funk Hunk remix)" is a cool slice of vintage B-Boy hip-hop.
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Sucio #1
PRDD 000036
09 May 17
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Phonk D - "Gonzo" - (6:20) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jacob Stoy & Le Rubrique - "Cafe KOZ" - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Dan Bay - "Kurdistan Dada" - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Le Rubrique - "Keep The Flow" - (6:10) 105 BPM
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Review: If you're looking for an eclectic bunch of 4/4 floorfillers, this goodtime four-tracker from the mysterious Martin Ruppert camp should fit the bill. Check, for example, the heavy, relentless bass guitar loops, bouncy disco-house drums and cut-up vocal and orchestral samples driving Phonk D's party-starting "Gonzo", and the low-slung, psychedelic drug-chug that is Le Rebrique's hypnotic, filter-heavy "Keep The Flow". Elsewhere, Jacob Stoy and Le Rubrique join forces on the beach-warm, picturesque deep house flutter of "Cafe KOZ", while Dan Bay tiptoes the fine line between sub-heavy dub pressure and lo-fi deep house on the spaced-out goodness of "Kurdistan Dada".
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Funkynoizer
FILEUNDERDISCO 15
19 Jun 17
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Funkynoizer (original mix) - (5:28) 118 BPM
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Funkynoizer (Selvagem Farofa mix) - (5:42) 116 BPM
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Funkynoizer (Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco mix) - (7:49) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funkynoizer (DJ Rocca Boogie mix) - (6:05) 118 BPM
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Review: The fabulous "Funkynoizer" is typical of Daniele Baldelli and DJ Rocca's previous collaborative work, melding as it does spacey, cosmic electronics and alien noises with delay-laden guitar flourishes, funk-fuelled bass and dubbed-out horn lines. It's really rather good and comes accompanied by a trio of remixes. Selvagem embraces the duo's instinctive musical insanity while dragging "Funknoizer" further towards dub disco territory, before Pete Herbert and Dicky Trisco lay down a summery, dub-flecked Balearic disco interpretation. DJ Rocca rounds things off with a "Boogie" mix of his own that cannily draws out the original's synth bassline while adding jangling piano riffs seemingly inspired by Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real".
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Picture Off Delight
HOTDIGIT 035
03 Jul 17
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Do To Me - (6:28) 105 BPM
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Varighet - (5:53) 115 BPM
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I Forgars - (7:08) 118 BPM
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Picture Off Delight - (6:24) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Landomrader - (6:37) 120 BPM
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Varighet (Fingerman's Boogie Beatdown) - (8:12) 114 BPM
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Review: Norway's Kellini has been tentatively branching out from his safe enclave at the Walking Disco label, dipping his toe of late in the waters of new and different labels like Thunder Jam and now, Hot Digits. Its been good for him to stretch his creative legs, with this new five track EP a case in point. Displaying a newfound maturity, highlights of the release include the West End Records-style warm boogie of "Varighet", the title track's raunchy arpeggiated knees up and the moody electro-funk of "Landomrader". Quality retro dancefloor vibes.
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Whiskey Ginger EP
RNTD 029
03 Jul 17
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Whiskey Ginger - (6:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aldo Raine - (5:29) 117 BPM
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New Canvas - (7:45) 124 BPM
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Camille 2000 - (5:22) 112 BPM
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Review: With Daniel leseman and Hans Peeman riding high on the success of their recent With Lasers EP on Heist, Razor 'N' Tape has decided to deliver a digital version of lasr year's previously vinyl-only Whiskey Ginger EP. There's much to admire throughout, from the classic disco walking bass, lolloping drums and swish, boogie style synth flourishes of "Whiskey Ginger", to the delightfully fuzzy, P-funk flavoured synth jam, "New Canvas". Elsewhere, "Camille 2000" is an exquisite trip into deep house/boogie fusion, while "Aldo Raine" is as warm, dusty and dancefloor friendly as any organic deep house cut you'll hear this year.
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It's You
ERC 039
26 Jun 17
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It's You (New York - London mix) - (7:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's You (Free House mix) - (5:20) 120 BPM
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It's You (NU Style mix) - (4:08) 120 BPM
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Review: Emotional Rescue continues its Dancefloor series apace with this choice reissue of an early deep house gem outside the usual thoroughfare of Chicago house history. Produced by Andrew Komis, "It's You" is a 1989 update of the ESP classic of the same name, and its various mixes have been cult favourites with all kinds of DJs for many years. The "New York - London Mix" is a stripped back slice of sensuality with a killer bassline and lean and mean drums behind the sultry vocal, whereas the "Free House Mix" takes a turn into bubbling electro and acid without losing that smouldering sassiness. The "NU Style Mix" is an added treat that places the emphasis on the drums, screaming out for some seriously creative mixing.
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Dub Shaker
NMD 020
29 Jun 17
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Steam (original mix) - (5:20) 115 BPM
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Can't Do My Thing (original mix) - (5:08) 115 BPM
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Reflect (original mix) - (6:20) 118 BPM
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Steam (Dicky Trisco remix) - (10:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Talkin Bout Life
HOD 017
10 Apr 17
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Talkin Bout Life (original mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Together (original mix) - (7:25) 123 BPM
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Talkin Bout Life (Brisa remix) - (4:23) 120 BPM
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Review: Aroop Roy is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the UK and now residing in Tokyo. Be prepared for one well funky and soul infused journey on "Talkin Bout Life" which is perfect to bring in the summer of 2017. Funky elements, a serious horns section and strong vocals hold up this brilliant track. It's a more straight ahead deep house affair on the rather evocative "We Together" and actually its the kind of track you could imagine Derrick May or Dixon playing out; there are definitely elements of 'hi-tech soul' in it. The Brisa remix of Talkin Bout Life" on the flip is a worthy addition also.
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Phlipper EP
RB 064DIGITAL
09 Jun 17
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Phlipper - (6:50) 125 BPM
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Phlipper Tool - (1:15) 111 BPM
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Muscle - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Vizzi Vazzi - (6:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: German house label Running Back has featured the likes of Radio Slave and Boris Dlugosch in its schedules. Now its time for cult hero Philipp Lauer to join the party and he's marked the occasion with the Phlipper EP, possibly his most Italo disco-influenced release yet. Basically the whole record is the sound of summer holiday fun - the title track is breathy retro Eurotrance, (think the Rhythm Of The Night) all stonewashed synths and hands-in-the-open-night-air melodies. "Muscle" meanwhile is more your 80s Outrun-style arpeggio disco and "Lauer Vizzi" is pure late 80s Italo house joy think Rimini via the Hacienda.
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Ali Kuru (Remixes)
LENG 036
07 Jul 17
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Ashoka (Daniele Baldelli & Dario Piana remix) - (5:47) 56 BPM
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Zurna (Craig Bratley remix) - (5:46) 56 BPM
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Return To Paradise (Nicola Cruz remix) - (5:40) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lost Bedouin (Peter Power remix) - (8:41) 90 BPM
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Review: Turkey's Ali Kuru specialises in slow, textured and deep beats with sultry, exotic overtones. His forthcoming LP "Egzotik" has elements of the type of noirish Mediterranean vibes peddled by Guy Gerber or David August. Here we have a selection of remixes of mainly album tracks. First up Italian cosmic legend Daniele Baldelli and Dario Piana team up for a killer electronic body music remix of "Ashoka". Next, Craig Bratley delivers a moody, minimal rework of "Zurna", "Return To Paradise" is turned into a traditional clippety-clop clap-along by Nicola Cruz and lastly "Lost Bedouin", reworked by Peter Power, recalls a million 90s chillout rooms.
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Tecno Misogino
LDNRDS 16
07 Jul 17
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Tecno Misogino - (6:52) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Francesca (Wild At Heart) - (6:10) 122 BPM
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Can You See Her - (7:12) 120 BPM
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Tecno MisAggino (Sebastian Voigt remix) - (6:04) 118 BPM
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Tecno Misogino (Bufy remix) - (7:15) 118 BPM
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Review: It sounds like Moderna and Theus Mago have tapped into the zeitgeist on their latest release. In particular, the title track, with its rumbling bass and cold bleeps, provides a background for a woman singing 'your techno is misogynist", first in Spanish and then in English. Hopefully it'll serve to get more labels, DJs and artists to grapple with this important issue. Elsewhere, the pair deliver a grinding, noisy workout on "Francesca (Wild at Heart)" , while they opt for a different approach on "Can You Se Her". Tripped out and stripped back, its druggy vocals and intergalactic sounds make for an inspired, unusual track.
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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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Disco Cuts Vol 1
RNTD 013
05 Oct 15
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JKriv - "So True" (JKriv's Sunny Splice) - (5:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep&Disco - "Feel The Rhythm" - (7:38) 116 BPM
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Lovebirds - "Donwanchooback" - (6:05) 119 BPM
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Ron Basejam - "Someday" - (5:41) 118 BPM
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Only Children - "Falling" - (5:58) 110 BPM
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Martin Hayes - "Bobby's Theme" - (6:08) 105 BPM
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Deep&Disco - "So Tight" - (7:40) 112 BPM
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Frank Booker - "Cosmos" - (7:07) 115 BPM
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Ron Basejam - "Love Don't Wait" - (5:46) 115 BPM
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Luvless - "Castles In The Sky" - (6:19) 100 BPM
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Review: Here, Aaron Dae and JKriv gather together some highlights from the first three years of their popular re-edit imprint, Razor 'N' Tape. Given the label's infamously high hit rate, it's little surprise to find that Disco Cuts Volume 1 is full of tried-and-tested dancefloor smashers - the kind of dub-flecked, handily compressed jams that work wonders in both disco and house sets. Highlights are naturally plentiful, from the dubby pulse of Deep&Disco's ace Chic rework "Feel The Rhythm", and the cheery '80s soul revivalism of Ron Basejam's gospel boogie cut "Someday", to the undulating grooves of Luvless' "Castles In The Sky" (you can guess the identity of the original source material) and head-nodding pulse of Only Children's chugging "Falling".
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Bad Side
ICP 280
21 Jul 17
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Bad Side (feat Anduze) - (6:05) 100 BPM
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The Camelwalk
CRE 051
10 Jul 17
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The Camelwalk - (8:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Camelwalk (Rayko Spiritual Wiri mix) - (5:21) 115 BPM
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The Camelwalk (Inigo Vontier mix) - (8:04) 119 BPM
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The Camelwalk Dub Bonus Beat - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Played by: In Flagranti
Review: In Flagranti have carved their own niche in dance music since back in the Electroclash days. This is due to their sexually charged analogue disco-funk style and sound. Here they rustle up "The Camelwalk" for Codek, a tune that sounds like a frisky Red Axes doing the soundtrack for a 70s porno with help from Bobby Konders (lots of flute!). Rayko's "Spiritual Wiri mix" features tough 4/4 drums, bass twangs, ascending arpeggios and yes, those flutes again. Inigo Vontier's mix revisits deepest, crackliest 80s Chicago and there also some cool retro beats featured in the bonus dub mix too.
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Friends EP
WS 019
17 Jul 17
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Pryamid Scheme (original mix) - (6:33) 114 BPM
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432 Evergreen (original mix) - (6:06) 114 BPM
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Dharamsala (original mix) - (7:37) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pryamid Scheme (Lawrence Lee Control mix) - (6:07) 126 BPM
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Review: Fresh from a much-charted EP on Hot Digits, Dawn Again re-emerges from the Melbourne disco scene to deliver a fine EP on Wonder Stories. The producer's naturally instinct is to keep things woozy, hazy and mid-tempo, mixing colourful nu-disco synths with a laidback, Balearic sensibility. This head-in-the-clouds vibe can be heard on both opener "Pyramid Scheme" (easily the EP's standout moment) and "Dharamsala", where a rising and falling bassline wraps itself around a densely layered drum track and exotic Indian instrumentation. Elsewhere, "432 Evergeen" is dark, moody and chugging, while Lawrence Lee Control re-imagines "Pyramid Scheme" as a stab-heavy slab of rave-era house madness.
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Listen To Your Heart Part Two
DOGD 59
30 Jun 17
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Shadows - (5:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Unchained - (3:00) 91 BPM
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Up To Rise (LP mix) - (5:25) 121 BPM
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Over & Over - (2:43) 105 BPM
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Review: Session Victim's recent album, Listen to Your Heart, may well be the acclaimed German duo's strongest to date - and that's saying something. This second sampler EP boasts a quartet of cuts that perfectly encapsulate the album's sun-kissed warmth and heady Balearic ethos. Those seeking club-ready thrills should first head for "Shadows", a rolling fusion of rolling house grooves, disco strings and dusty samples, before checking the jazz-fuelled deep house hustle of "Up To Rise (LP Mix)". While naturally impeccable, there's an argument to say that the EP's downtempo moments are arguably even better. "Unchained", a sublime fusion of head-nodding beats, drowsy instrumentation and head-in-the-clouds electronics, is particularly alluring.
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Peace Moves EP
DKMNTL 051
07 Jul 17
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Peace Moves (original mix) - (6:33) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Peace Moves (DJ Normal 4 Ever Armistice mix) - (7:56) 119 BPM
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Peace Moves (Pulse mix) - (9:31) 111 BPM
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Graffiti Moves - (5:14) 116 BPM
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Review: Salon Des Amateurs' Bufiman makes his Dekmantel debut with two left-of-centre, broken beat mind-melters. "Peace Moves" is a lo-fi, almost sludgy dive into a synth swamp where flurries of cosmic synth licks swoon and tease above your heard. "Graffiti Moves" takes an even trippier twist over a similarly low-and-slow drum arrangement but with added sparkling percussion. Throw in two cutlass-sharp versions of and you've got yourself a watertight declaration of peace. Absurdly on-point as always from Dekmantel.
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Grieve Not, But Try Again EP
DLM 014
07 Jul 17
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Easter - "Champagne" (Luke Abbott remix) - (4:28) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mutado Pintado Presents Sworn Virgins - "Lazy Boy" (Tom Of England Speed edit) - (6:06) 123 BPM
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Manfredas - "Pink Industry" (Richard Norris remix) - (7:22) 58 BPM
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Golden Bug - "Physical Disco" (Cowboy Rhythmbox edit) - (6:10) 120 BPM
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Easter - "The Softest Hard" (ChloeI remix) - (5:30) 110 BPM
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Made In The Shade
505537 3532660
23 Jun 17
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Batu Karang - (7:02) 107 BPM
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Time - (4:26) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pass Me By (feat Robert Owens - Pete Herbert remix) - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Made In The Shade - (4:30) 115 BPM
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Washed Up - (5:42) 118 BPM
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Sun Fish - (5:24) 115 BPM
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Night Boat - (6:34) 118 BPM
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Ruby Star - (3:33) 120 BPM
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Review: Given that Pete Herbert has done more than most to define the synth-heavy nu-disco sound, it's pleasing to see that he's finally got round to recording a debut solo album. Made in the Shade naturally encapsulates all that's good about Herbert's work - think colourful synthesizers, loved-up pianos, dreamy chords, rich analogue synth-bass, Italo-disco style arpeggio lines, disco cowbells and an saucer-eyed Balearic mindset - while delivering a string of tracks that sound as good slouched on the sofa at home as they do while dancing in the sunshine. Highlights come thick and fast, from the classic Italo-house surge of "Washed Up" and T-Coy-does-nu-disco cheeriness of "Night Boat", to the soul-flecked tingle of Robert Owens hook-up "Pass Me By" and groovy, acid-flecked deepness of proto-house shuffler "Time".
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SUPER SINGERS
LGF DIGIT 002
14 Jul 17
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Take Me (Lego ReFunk) - (7:41) 88 BPM
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Ghetto Woman (Lego ReFunk) - (5:35) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trick Under The Table (Lego Make Up) - (6:47) 98 BPM
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Nous Horizon Vol 2 (Re-Works & Edits)
361497 6075510
07 Jul 17
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Sweet Addiction (live edit) - (5:35) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Keep Looking In My Eyes (Get A Room remix) - (4:53) 113 BPM
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Live Alone (Juveniles remix - Part 1) - (3:23) 115 BPM
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Break My Heart (version 1 dub) - (3:52) 120 BPM
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Sunrise (Destino dub) - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Live Alone (Juveniles remix - Part 2) - (5:28) 124 BPM
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Make It Easy (edit) - (4:33) 115 BPM
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Golden Age (Jacques Renault remix dub) - (5:15) 118 BPM
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Break My Heart (Dimitri From Paris vocal remix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
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Sunrise (Synapson remix) - (3:36) 118 BPM
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I Don't Care (edit) - (4:20) 118 BPM
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We Love (Ccolo remix) - (3:56) 109 BPM
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Make It Happen (Le Comte remix) - (5:00) 138 BPM
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Break My Heart (Dimitri From Paris dub remix) - (5:27) 124 BPM
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Played by: Kraak & Smaak
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Ulibis EP
HOD 018
17 Jul 17
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Epiphany Five - (6:05) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Y'Suls Ball - (6:59) 114 BPM
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Ulibis - (9:53) 121 BPM
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Played by: 80's Child
Review: Following a loan move to Dirt Crew, Harry Wolfman returns to longtime home House of Disco. Happily, there's much to enjoy on the producer's first outing for the London label in two years. He begins with the smiling warmth of "Epiphany 5", a rolling chunk of P-Funk-meets-disco-house fusion full of whizzing synth lines, rubbery synth bass and jammed-out keys. "Y'Sul's Ball" sees him jog into bouncy disco-funk edit territory - think sweaty, live-sounding percussion, sweet jazz-funk flourishes and hard-pressed horn lines - while "Ulbis" doffs a cap towards the likes of Chaos in the CBD and Mall Grab via a dusty, jazz-fired deep house workout.
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Funk Rockin' Beats
HOTDIGIT 034
12 Jun 17
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Get Up! Get Back! - (7:28) 111 BPM
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Close To The Ground - (7:00) 108 BPM
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Shacked! - (9:15) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rock On - (7:52) 123 BPM
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Review: Mexican party-starter Fernando Mendoza AKA The Funk District has been in a rich vein of form since making his debut on Hotbox Boogie back in 2015. Two years and umpteen releases later, he pops up on the Fingerman-helmed Hot Digits Music for the very first time. He kicks things off with the bumping, hip-hop style funk breakbeats, wild harmonica and guttural male vocals of swamp funk rework "Get Up! Get Back!", before underpinning a sleazy disco-funk gem with bustling house beats on "Close to the Ground". 'Shacked", meanwhile, is a stomping, filter-heavy rearrangement of one of the best-loved, break-driven disco-funk slammers (later covered by A Certain Ratio, fact fans) and "Rock On" is a no nonsense, tooled-up disco-rock banger.

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Just One EP
RNTD 026
01 May 17
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Just One (original mix) - (7:07) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just One (Lay-Far remix) - (5:18) 122 BPM
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Get It Baby (Drum mix) - (6:05) 118 BPM
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Get It Baby (Patchworks remix) - (6:53) 118 BPM
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Get It Baby (Wurli mix) - (6:50) 118 BPM
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Review: Sorry, no slow and dark Belgian New Beat here, as this is a whole different kettle of 'Body Music'. Instead we have a satisfying selection of delicious disco and house gems. Here renowned Brooklyn re-edit label Razor-N-Tape have rustled up quite an EP led by the original mix of "Just One", an enrapturing loop of Chic-era guitars, pianos and soulful vocals. The Lay-Far remix is a soft, deep and dreamy excursion. The Drum mix of "Get It Baby" recalls the early boogie synth of Patrick Cowley, while Patchwork goes for pure analogue disco and Wurli drops a killer electronic space-house joint.
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Electric Mind
RW 041
17 Jul 17
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Electric Mind - (7:11) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Electric Mind (Rayko Cosmic Western remix) - (7:08) 103 BPM
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Electric Mind (James Rod remix) - (6:43) 112 BPM
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Review: It's time to welcome back Spanish nu-disco veteran Ilya Santana, who has been missing in action, presumed DJing, for the best part of two years. As comebacks go, "Electric Mind" is pretty darn good. Underpinned by druggy, Italo-disco style arpeggio lines and squeezable synth-bass, the slo-mo shuffler's best asset is undoubtedly the wild variety of vintage synthesizer lines that Santana smartly layers on top. The remixes are rather tasty, too. There's a decidedly Baldelli-esque, guitar-laden "Cosmic Western" remix from Rare Wiri boss man Rayko, while label regular James Rod pushes up the tempo and emphasizes Santana's Italo-disco influences on his dancefloor-friendly revision.
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Why Can't We Both Be Right
FINA 024
21 Jul 17
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Why Can't We Both Be Right - (7:06) 118 BPM
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Morning In A Boeing 747 - (5:17) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rejoice - (6:21) 116 BPM
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Surf Mode (feat Soul Of Hex) - (5:22) 114 BPM
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Played by: Akio Imai
Review: Long established label-hopper Ponty Mython (AKA Russian producer Alexander Pietnev) adds another imprint to his resume via a rock solid four-tracker for 20:20 Vision offshoot Fina. He begins with "Why Can't We Both Be Right", a bustling but groovy deep house cut full of woozy vocal samples and crunchy drum machine handclaps, before jazzing up the beats and reaching for the swirling orchestral samples on lolloping groover "Morning in a Boing 747". EP highlight "Rejoice" sees him successfully revisit his disco-house roots, while Soul of Hex hook-up "Surf Mode" sits somewhere between humid afternoon disco and chunky deep house.
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Ooh What A Life/Heaven
RBSSS 1
02 Jun 17
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Ooh What A Life - (7:58) 120 BPM
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Heaven - (7:36) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: For the first volume in Running Back's "Super Sound" re-edit series, boss-man Gerd Janson joins forces with Shan to tart up two lesser-known cuts from the Gibson Brothers, a sibling trio best known for their 1978 Caribbean disco hit "Cuba". They begin with a brilliant, dub disco style re-arrangement of 1979 cut "Ooh What A Life", whose celebratory vocals, chic-like guitars, vibraphone solos and rising orchestration all combine to create maximum dancefloor joy. It has the feel of a summer disco anthem in waiting. Once you've got your breath back, check the duo's version of "Heaven", which re-casts the T.K Disco cut as a hard-wired, bass-heavy disco-house jam full of razor-sharp strings, jangling pianos and bustling electric bass.
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Disco: The Collection
190295 818272
05 May 17
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The Trammps - "Disco Inferno" (single edit) - (3:11) 129 BPM
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Chic - "Good Times" - (3:43) 111 BPM
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Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing" - (4:04) 106 BPM
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Spinners - "The Rubberband Man" - (3:33) 98 BPM
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Chaka Khan - "I'm Every Woman" - (4:07) 115 BPM
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Candi Staton - "When You Wake Up Tomorrow" - (6:46) 116 BPM
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Larry Graham - "Sooner Or Later" - (3:28) 115 BPM
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Patrice Rushen - "Look Up" - (3:41) 131 BPM
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Ben E King - "Supernatural Thing" (Part 1) - (4:11) 94 BPM
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Aquarian Dream - "Fantasy" - (3:34) 133 BPM
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Gino Soccio - "Dancer" - (3:32) 121 BPM
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Blue Magic - "Sideshow" - (4:06) 133 BPM
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Herbie Mann - "Hi-Jack" - (5:14) 121 BPM
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Kleeer - "Keeep Your Body Workin'" - (5:19) 126 BPM
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Womack & Womack - "Love Wars" - (5:56) 121 BPM
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Norma Jean Wright - "Saturday" - (6:03) 131 BPM
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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - "December, 1963 Oh What A Night!" - (3:17) 104 BPM
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KC & The Sunshine Band - "That's The Way I Like It" - (3:05) 109 BPM
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Sister Sledge - "We Are Family" (single version) - (3:36) 117 BPM
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Stacy Lattisaw - "Jump To The Beat" - (3:33) 119 BPM
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George Benson - "Give Me The Night" - (5:01) 110 BPM
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Hot Chocolate - "Every 1's A Winner" (single version) - (4:49) 109 BPM
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Spinners - "Working My Way Back To You" - (4:02) 122 BPM
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Chic - "Everybody Dance" - (4:08) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mass Production - "Firecracker" - (5:03) 127 BPM
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Gwen McCrae - "All This Love That I'm Givin'" - (3:53) 113 BPM
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Five Special - "Why Leave Us Alone" (single edit) - (3:43) 124 BPM
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Stargard - "Runnin' From The Law" - (4:42) 112 BPM
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T-Connection - "Do What You Wanna Do" (edit) - (3:32) 113 BPM
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Norma Jean Wright - "Sorcerer" - (5:00) 111 BPM
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The Jimmy Castor Bunch - "Space Age" - (3:21) 115 BPM
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Narada Michael Walden - "I Should've Loved You" (edit) - (3:57) 114 BPM
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Timmy Thomas - "Touch To Touch" - (4:43) 109 BPM
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Bette Midler - "My Knight In Black Leather" - (4:52) 128 BPM
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Aquarian Dream - "You're A Star" - (5:31) 126 BPM
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Candi Staton - "Young Hearts Run Free" - (4:09) 115 BPM
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Patrice Rushen - "Forget Me Nots" - (4:35) 115 BPM
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Rose Royce - "Is It Love You're After" (edit) - (3:50) 119 BPM
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George McCrae - "Rock Your Baby" - (3:20) 104 BPM
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Dr. John - "Right Place Wrong Time" - (2:53) 104 BPM
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Sister Sledge - "He's The Greatest Dancer" - (3:34) 114 BPM
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Chaka Khan - "Clouds" - (4:25) 115 BPM
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Blue Magic - "Welcome To The Club" - (5:11) 125 BPM
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Stargard - "Wear It Out" - (5:17) 124 BPM
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Deodato - "Whistle Bump" - (4:32) 118 BPM
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Donald Byrd - "Love Has Come Around" - (3:41) 112 BPM
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KC And The Sunshine Band - "Shake Shake Shake Shake Your Booty" - (3:05) 112 BPM
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Chic - "Le Freak" (single edit) - (3:34) 121 BPM
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Trussel - "Love Injection" - (7:49) 113 BPM
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Larry Graham - "Stand Up And Shout About Love" - (4:12) 100 BPM
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Narada Michael Walden - "Tonight I'm Alright" - (5:15) 121 BPM
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Phreek - "Weekend" - (3:45) 129 BPM
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Ben E King - "Supernatural Thing" (Part 2) - (3:14) 94 BPM
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Maskindans
OLS 018
12 Jun 17
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Maskindans - (9:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Maskindans (Erol Alkan Rework) - (7:28) 120 BPM
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Maskindans (radio edit) - (3:34) 120 BPM
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