Skip Navigation

SHOW TITLES SOLD
Click Here to subscribe
1
The Philly Vanilli Tribute Mixes Vol 1
WMD 070
31 Aug 16
BUY
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (Philly Vanilli rework) - (7:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Off The Wall (Philly Vanilli's Piss On The Wall rework) - (5:18) 122 BPM
BUY
Don't Stop Til You Smoke Enough (feat Derrick Layo Trinity - Philly Vanilli's Ganya Generation) - (7:30) 90 BPM
from $1.93
Review: You may have already figured out that We Mean Disco's latest re-edit EP is an unashamed tribute to the self-styled King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. As usual, man of mystery Philly Manilli is at the controls, adding his distinctive touch to two Jacko classics, and a much-loved disco reggae cover version. The Manilli man's version of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" builds up brilliantly in a similar manner to The Reflex's various MJ revisions, while his rework of "Off The Wall" turns the disco classic into a loopy, floor-friendly house jam. The package is completed by a tasty, dub-wise rearrangement of Derrick Laro and Trinity's killer 1980 reggae re-invention of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough".
2
Still Rockin': V's Edits Vol 25
VHR 48
05 Sep 16
BUY
Zed Leppelin - "Heartbreaker" (V's dub mix) - (7:16) 100 BPM
BUY
MJJ - "Stop Your Pressure" (V's Determined mix) - (7:03) 106 BPM
BUY
J Hammond - "Fantasy" (V's edit) - (8:17) 112 BPM
BUY
The Militia - "Roxanne" (V's Disco & Rock mix) - (6:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Timmy Tommy - "Live Together" (V's Yes We Can edit) - (7:06) 107 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Vehicle have been contributing to the contemporary nu-disco scene like few others labels and, to them, nothing is an obstacle, and no genre or style should be excluded. Zed Zeppelin's dub version of "Heartbreaker" is a refreshing disco take on the original, with its riffs still intact and rolling; "Stop Your Pressure" by MJJ takes Michael Jackson to a next level; J Hammond's "Fantasy" is a disco beauty; The Militia's version of "Roxanne" by Police moves those infamous vocals to new and interesting pastures; Timmy Tommy's "Live Together" is an devilish little monster that manages to fuel house with a crazy set of organs.
3
Masterworks Vol 2
MMD 023
25 Jul 16
BUY
80's Child - "Computerized" - (6:35) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Fingerman - "Get My Luvin'" - (8:06) 111 BPM
BUY
Dan Johnson - "Love That Dancer" - (8:04) 120 BPM
BUY
Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee - "Feel Good Jam" - (6:45) 107 BPM
BUY
Chris Shennan - "We Got 'em" - (6:10) 118 BPM
BUY
Peza - "Filmed Message" - (7:08) 103 BPM
BUY
Heion - "Caught Up" - (5:27) 118 BPM
BUY
James Rod - "Chekking Down" - (7:32) 119 BPM
BUY
Dr Packer - "Living In A Fantasy" - (6:06) 117 BPM
BUY
The Silver Rider - "Keep On Feeeeling" - (6:55) 114 BPM
BUY
Mystep - "Hit Record" - (6:41) 117 BPM
BUY
RobJamWeb - "Qu'est-Ce Que L'amour" - (7:41) 101 BPM
BUY
Soultronic/Kiu D - "My Man" - (6:01) 120 BPM
BUY
Rare Cuts - "Out To Get 'cha" - (5:50) 100 BPM
BUY
Voodoo Whiskey - "You Stole My Heart" - (4:14) 92 BPM
BUY
Lux Experience - "Seven" - (6:23) 117 BPM
BUY
Joutro Mundo - "Video Games" - (6:03) 118 BPM
BUY
Deelicious - "Much Too Much" - (6:16) 111 BPM
BUY
Situation - "Mr Joseph" - (6:19) 113 BPM
BUY
Mr Absolutt - "Yellow Moon" - (6:24) 97 BPM
BUY
Ziggy Phunk - "The City" - (6:29) 96 BPM
BUY
P Sol - "Give Me" - (6:44) 115 BPM
BUY
Chuggin Edits - "Playboy" - (6:55) 108 BPM
BUY
Chewy Rubs - "Conquest" - (7:15) 117 BPM
BUY
Thatneedsanedit - "Lost In T'maze" - (8:53) 100 BPM
BUY
Topic Of Conversation - "So Good" - (7:49) 117 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Nu-disco hero 80s Child has come a long way since Masterworks Vol 1, the inaugural release on his Masterworks label a year and a half ago. Now we have the follow-up and it reveals how the label's sound has grown. There are 26 sizzling bangers on board this time, boasting a million delirious dance floor moments. Highlights of which include the fizzy thump-funk of 80s Child's "Computerized", Peza's doomy analogue electro mash up "Filmed Message" and the smooth, synthetic boogie of "Much Too Much" by Deelicious.
4
Freundchen EP
426003 8314401
26 Aug 16
BUY
Freundchen - (6:11) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Tazaar - (6:11) 122 BPM
BUY
No Fool - (6:23) 124 BPM
from $1.93
Review: After a few quiet years, Tensnake returned to form in 2015, and has so far enjoyed a productive 2016. Freudchen is his second EP of the year, and offers a back-to-basics collection of dancefloor-ready club tracks. The title track, where vocal flourishes, synth stabs and life-affirming disco samples ride a hard-edged, undulating Italo-disco style arpeggio, is undoubtedly the highlight, though there are still reasons to be cheerful elsewhere. With its' occasional African vocal samples, jaunty riffs and carnival-friendly whistles, "Tazaar" sounds like the German producer's take on the late '80s Inner City sound, while "No Fool" layers a relentless, thumping, kick-drum driven beat with distinctly Balearic flourishes.
5
Kon & The Gang
BBE 362CDG
19 Aug 16
BUY
Kon - "Timeless" - (8:06) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Rainer TrAbby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy - "Closer" - (6:30) 111 BPM
BUY
Serge Gamesbourg - "Do It Well" - (6:49) 114 BPM
BUY
Bosq - "Out Of My Head" - (7:56) 117 BPM
BUY
Kon - "Can't Get Enough" - (8:41) 115 BPM
BUY
Kon - "Awe Baby" (Medlar remix) - (7:15) 115 BPM
BUY
Eli Escobar - "Back 2 Luv" (feat Steven Klavier) - (6:25) 123 BPM
BUY
Scott ThatManMonkz - "I Like To Feel Your Eyes On Me When I Look Away" (feat J Gordon) - (6:38) 118 BPM
BUY
Doc Daneeka - "I Promise" (feat Seven Davis Jr - Kon Rework) - (5:46) 120 BPM
BUY
Joy Jones - "Over" (Osunlade remix) - (6:52) 121 BPM
BUY
Caserta - "Hooked On Ya" - (6:13) 118 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Boston master digger Kon presents Kon & The Gang, a splendid selection of low slung grooves, slo-mo house and deep disco. The 'king of edits' serves up exclusive, unreleased music from himself and a variety of his current favourite artists including Truccy (better known as Compost's Rainer Truby and Corrado Bucci) who present "Closer", a gorgeous house jam with a rolling groove featuring all the good stuff: swirling Rhodes keys, groovy congas and hypnotic vox. Man on the moment Eli Escobar from NYC who offers up the infectious Bushwick loft party vibes of "Back 2 Luv (feat Steven Klavier)". Doc Daneeka, most usually known for his techno work also appears with the ultra deep "I Promise (feat Seven Davis Jr - Kon Rework)" which was a real highlight too!
6
Dj's Delight
MMD 021
06 Jun 16
BUY
Disco Lovin' - (7:07) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
It's Not Over - (7:02) 119 BPM
BUY
Monday Blues - (7:30) 122 BPM
BUY
Nuthin' Goin' On - (6:23) 107 BPM
BUY
Not Forgotten - (6:31) 114 BPM
from $1.93
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!
7
Dying To Dance
MMD 020
09 May 16
BUY
Lonely Town Lonely Street - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Trust Me - (4:30) 118 BPM
BUY
Dying To Dance - (5:26) 117 BPM
BUY
Mechanical Body - (6:12) 102 BPM
BUY
Change Of Mind - (6:28) 113 BPM
from $1.93
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.
8
Tides
DOGD 54
16 Sep 16
BUY
Full Moon - (5:47) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Star Ritual - (5:20) 120 BPM
BUY
Glass Waves - (5:49) 119 BPM
from $1.93
Played by: Jimpster
Review: Ben Sun made his debut back in 2013, delivering a chunk of life-affirming deep house for Quintessentials' Thanks You Freaks compilation. Three years on, Delusions of Grandeur has handed him the opportunity to showcase his talents over a three-track E.P. His style, which blends elements of electronic disco, deep house and glassy-eyed Balearica, is perfectly suited to the Freerange offshoot. Particularly enjoyable is "Star Ritual", where trippy, delay-laden boogie vocal samples ride a reverb-heavy, African-influenced drum rhythm and undulating, analogue bassline. Elsewhere, shirts may be removed for the bleep-heavy nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Full Moon", while the overwhelmingly tactile "Glass Waves" is little less than a piano-heavy chunk of early Italian deep house revivalism.
9
Fotspor (Remixes)
OLS 015
09 Sep 16
BUY
Fotspor (Todd Terje Disco mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Fotspor (Todd Terje Disco dub) - (4:27) 120 BPM
BUY
Fotspor (Bobby Spice remix) - (5:45) 119 BPM
BUY
Fotspor (Bjorn Torske remix) - (7:20) 113 BPM
BUY
Fotspor (Rune Lindbak remix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
from $1.93
Played by: FINGERMAN, BRENDON P
Review: It would be fair to say that Holm CPU's Fotspor, a 1981 blue-eyed soul cut featured on the band's one and only album, .Login, is little-known outside of its' native Norway. In a bid to change that, Todd Terje has assembled a crack team of remixers to drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The man himself delivers a pair of reworks: a confident Disco Remix that subtly beefs up the shuffling, dewy-eyed original, and a brilliant, Idjut Boys style Disco Dub (think heavy percussion, space echo, and a greater role for the original bassline). Bjorn Torske successfully takes a similar approach on his blazed dub disco reinterpretation, while Rune Lindbeak somehow turns it into a throbbing chunk of synth-heavy weirdo house.
10
Love & U
EDWAXED 16
07 Sep 16
BUY
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Like U Do" - (7:01) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Pontchartrain - "Luv 2 U" - (6:23) 105 BPM
BUY
Dr Packer - "Love Is U" - (7:32) 118 BPM
BUY
Sould Out & The Funk District - "Love 2 Dub You" - (6:39) 103 BPM
from $1.93
11
Katakana Edits Vol 44
KE 9044
19 Sep 16
BUY
Night Strangers - (4:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
On Fire - (6:20) 117 BPM
from $1.93
Played by: Sould Out
Review: The honour of curating the 44th instalment of Katakana's Edits series has fallen on Disco Funk Spinner, a much respected re-edit guy whose work has appeared on the likes of Midnight Riot, Disco Fruit and Sound Exhibitions. Here though he only manages to provide two jams, but it's quality, not quantity, right? First up we get "Night Strangers" which takes loops from Candi Staton's Bee Gees cover (Nights On Broadway) and adds an accelerated disco house tempo and subtle but funky embellishments. On the digital flip is "On Fire", a clever rework of Peggy Lee's indestructible classic, Fever. Hot stuff!
12
Jockey Jams
TOYT 057
08 Aug 16
BUY
Black Loops - "Sex" - (6:26) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Moritz Butschek - "Waterfalls" (feat Ferdinand Zar) - (6:25) 128 BPM
BUY
Pixel82 & Justamine - "Going On" (Jad & The Ladyboy remix) - (5:08) 125 BPM
BUY
Doug Gomez - "Make Your Body Move" - (7:43) 118 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Berlin's Toy Tonics latest trick is Jockey Jams, the first in an 'irregular series of various artist EPs'. They've rustled up an interesting mix too, starting with the warm mid-paced throb of "Sex' by Black Loops, which features the voice of Scarlett Johansen (from the movie Her). Elsewhere "Waterfalls" by Moritz Butschek, which has that sleazy DJ Hell sound, Portugal's Pixel82 sees his diva house jam Going On given a choppy, hypnotic rework by Australian surfer dude Jad & The Ladyboy. Lastly New York's Doug Gomez wraps things up nicely with the clavinet-driven old school funk joint "Make Your Body Move".
13
Stand On The Word
ELLP 002
26 Aug 16
BUY
Stand On The Word (studio version) - (5:03) 108 BPM
BUY
Clap On - (3:30) 75 BPM
BUY
Praises - (4:05) 130 BPM
BUY
Stomp - (3:41) 128 BPM
BUY
Destiny - (3:58) 120 BPM
BUY
Wade In The Water - (3:44) 101 BPM
BUY
Crazy - (3:30) 112 BPM
BUY
Whole World - (2:19) 123 BPM
BUY
Can You Feel It - (4:42) 126 BPM
BUY
Stand On The Word (1982 version) - (4:46) 107 BPM
BUY
Stand On The Word (Dimitri From Paris Sunday Morning remix) - (5:36) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Stand On The Word (Cinnamon Springs remix) - (5:04) 108 BPM
from $1.93
Review: In 2007, renowned French producer Julien Jabre tracked down the American gospel singer Phyliss McKoy Joubert on MySpace. Joubert was already a cult figure for house aficionados thanks to "Stand on the Word", a song she wrote and performed with her "Celestial Choir" in 1982 that became a staple of the club scene in New York. It resurfaced as a mysterious bootleg in 2000. Julien, who'd fallen in love with the song, was eager to remix and officialy rerelease it. When he finally reached out to Phyliss, she explained the multitrack tape had been lost. The only thing to do was rerecording it-along with 10 other tracks. Today on French label Elias, Julien and The Joubert Singers are releasing "Stand on the Word" in its original and unique 1982 version (mistakenly named after Larry Levan) and 3 brand new mixes including a fresh Dimitri From Paris remix. That's how the Good Lord works!
14
Surgery Edits Vol 8
DD 035
22 Mar 16
BUY
I Feel Acid - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
The Flow - (6:35) 118 BPM
BUY
Somebody Else - (8:14) 110 BPM
BUY
Flashing Lites - (5:48) 106 BPM
BUY
Xpand Your Mind - (6:34) 123 BPM
BUY
Do Your Thang - (5:31) 116 BPM
BUY
Tropical Jump - (6:10) 112 BPM
BUY
Beautiful People - (5:02) 107 BPM
from $1.93
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.
15
Feel The Fire EP
DF 043
14 Sep 16
BUY
Feel The Fire - (7:18) 115 BPM
BUY
If It Feels Good - (6:02) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Striking Back - (5:10) 112 BPM
BUY
Turn Me On - (8:05) 120 BPM
from $1.93
Review: 2016 has been a good year for re-editor Evil Smarty. He's already put out killer material on Midnight Riot and Masterworks Music, and here pops up on Tonbe's Disco Fruit imprint for the first time. He gets down to business straight away with "Feel My Fire", a superb re-cut of the Osmonds' "I,I,I" that benefits greatly from some fresh new acid lines. "If It Feels Good" sees him in a celebratory mood (think sing-along disco funk with swinging new locked-in drums), while "Striking Back" - all elastic slap bass, dubbed-out Latin horns and disco-funk swagger - sounds tailor-made for sweaty, late night dancefloors. Finally, he ratchets the percussion up further on the hustling, T Connection style heavy disco of "Turn Me On".
16
Pollo Con Pollo EP
HEIST 019
25 Jul 16
BUY
Gotta Act To React - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Pollo Con Pollo - (7:32) 120 BPM
BUY
Intermezzlow - (3:16) 108 BPM
BUY
Intermezzo - (6:37) 116 BPM
BUY
Gotta Act To React (Float mix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Nachtbraker's latest expansive EP for Heist Recordings - his first release of 2016 - boasts a host of hot, floor-friendly excursions. The EP's first two missives offer two distinctly different takes on disco-house - the throbbing sub-bass, extra percussion hits and early Daft Punk riffs of "Gotta Act To React", versus the smooth, classic disco-sampling loop-jam "Pollo Con Pollo" - before the woozy, drawn out "Intermezzlow" allows the Dutch producer to showcase the groovy, downtempo side to his work. The accompanying "Intermezzo" is a jazzy, percussive deep house variation on the same sun-kissed theme, while "Gotta Act To React (Float Mix)" re-casts the EP's opening tune as a hazy deep house bumper.
17
Way Back Home EP
RNTD 020
15 Aug 16
BUY
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - original mix) - (6:35) 120 BPM
BUY
Seb's Party (original mix) - (6:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
BUY
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun Alt mix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
BUY
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
BUY
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods Alt mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Razor 'N' Tape has been slowly expanding its' outlook in recent years, focusing on original productions just as much as re-edits. Here, they've pulled off something of a coup by snapping up two fresh cuts from Dutch heavyweights Kraak & Smaak. There's the clipped Chic guitars, jaunty analogue bass, undulating Syclops lead lines and gravelly soul vocals of "Way Back Home", and the filter-heavy disco-house throb of "Seb's Party". The package also includes two tasty re-rubs apiece from Ben Sun and Tiger & Woods. Sun offers up a smooth, nu-disco/deep house fusion, followed by a chunkier, classic house sounding affair, while Tiger & Woods offer two superb variants on the same throbbing, electrofunk-meets-Balearic piano house template.
18
Disco Inn
WD 33
05 Sep 16
BUY
Disco Inn - (7:38) 114 BPM
BUY
Undercover Lover - (6:21) 116 BPM
BUY
Kaffibarinn - (7:24) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.93
Played by: FINGERMAN, 80's Child
Review: Icelander-in-Oslo BG Baarregaard has so far proved adept at releasing both re-edits and original productions, along the way delivering EPs for Paper Disco, Disco Volante and Whiskey Disco. This EP sees him return to the latter with a trio of sparkling, floor-friendly re-edits. Choose between the dashing synth-boogie explorations of the proto-Metro Area slickness that is "Disco Inn", the delay-heavy, dubbed-out P-funk explorations of "Undercover Lover", and our pick of the trio, "Kaffibarinn". The genius of this latter track lies in its' tasty use of subtly changing TB-303 bass, clipped disco guitars, and twinkling deep house flourishes. It's musically hard to pin down, but sounds like a genuine floor-filler in the making.
19
Party Breaks Vol 10
TF 54
12 Jul 16
BUY
Bang 'n Mash - "I Got Soul" - (3:44) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Chudy - "So What?" (Remastered) - (4:00) 155 BPM
BUY
DJ Clairvo - "Hear Me Now All Massive" - (4:02) 108 BPM
BUY
Funkosol Beats - "Funky Steps" - (3:04) 107 BPM
BUY
DJ Axe - "I'm Gonna" - (4:27) 115 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Hot on the heels of Tru Thoughts' recent Tasty Beats compilation, the firmly party orientated label has rustled up a tenth instalment of their Party Breaks series. Now it's time to shake it up at every house party you can find this summer! Highlights include Bang N Mash's funky old skool Eric B mash-up "I Got Soul", Chudy's "So What?" which intertwines the Tom Tom Club and Destiny's Child to sizzling effect and finally DJ Clairvo who fuses big beat, ragga and vintage organ stabs on "Here Me Now All Massive". Boom!
20
Anniversary Edits
DD 036
08 Aug 16
BUY
DreadLock - (5:57) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Slick - (8:22) 116 BPM
BUY
Let Me Be Good - (6:40) 118 BPM
BUY
Feel About U - (6:04) 95 BPM
BUY
Jamaican Funk - (5:57) 113 BPM
BUY
Cover Me - (6:30) 122 BPM
BUY
Devils Work - (5:07) 100 BPM
BUY
I Like The Feeling - (6:07) 103 BPM
BUY
Keep Forgettin - (6:26) 97 BPM
BUY
Love Inside - (4:26) 110 BPM
BUY
You're A Winner - (6:20) 112 BPM
BUY
Mellow Mellow - (7:09) 90 BPM
BUY
Stars In The Ghetto - (8:49) 100 BPM
BUY
Stormy - (6:22) 91 BPM
BUY
Hard Burn - (5:52) 109 BPM
BUY
LAST FUNK - (5:48) 112 BPM
BUY
Pretty Baby - (7:46) 100 BPM
BUY
The One - (6:34) 90 BPM
BUY
Take It - (6:09) 101 BPM
BUY
Loose My Head - (6:25) 101 BPM
BUY
Too Funkay - (6:27) 110 BPM
BUY
You Got The Stuff - (5:35) 103 BPM
BUY
Feel Like Dancin' - (6:16) 110 BPM
BUY
Take Me As I Am - (5:21) 82 BPM
from $1.93
Review: We're not quite sure what Disco Tech is celebrating with the Anniversary Edits, but there's no doubting that it's a bumper collection, stuffed full of tried-and-tested dancefloor rearrangements. Across the 24 tracks, you'll find reworks of familiar favourites ("Dreadlock", "Jamaican Funk", 'Keep Forgettin"), and lesser-known gems ("I Like The Feeling", the deliriously elastic disco workout that is "You're A Winner"), as well as edits that span a wide range of moods and tempos. Highlights naturally come thick and fast, from the pitched-down, boogie-era reggae-disco of "Feel About U" (a killer edit of a tasty cover of an Evelyn "Champagne" King staple), to the subtly beefed up disco-funk strut of "Too Funkay").
21
Permanent Vacation 4
PERMVAC 1502
19 Aug 16
BUY
Hi & Saberhagen - "Spreepark" - (5:31) 103 BPM
BUY
Carrot Green - "Vodou" - (7:34) 103 BPM
BUY
Young Marco - "Dreamless" - (6:24) 113 BPM
BUY
Fantastic Man - "Seaside Special" - (5:56) 113 BPM
BUY
Prins Emanuel - "Ivys Boogie" - (5:31) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Alex Burkat - "Brooklyn Bridge" - (4:57) 117 BPM
BUY
Man Power - "Pelame" - (7:04) 112 BPM
BUY
Benedikt Frey - "Lucid Dream" - (5:50) 114 BPM
BUY
Hugh Mane - "Interstellar" - (8:18) 117 BPM
BUY
Cleveland - "Rio" - (7:51) 118 BPM
BUY
Mapache - "Let Me Sleep" - (6:55) 119 BPM
BUY
Suzanne Kraft - "Tiles" - (4:05) 90 BPM
from $1.93
Review: A decade has passed since Tom Bioly and Benjamin Frohlich launched their Permanent Vacation label with a compilation of the same name. This fourth instalment sticks to the same formula as its' predecessors, serving up evocative, emotion-rich music that's tickled the fancy of Bioly and Frohlich over the last two years. Predictably, there's much to enjoy throughout, from the hammock-fresh laziness of Carrot Green's dreamy "Vodou", and the instrumental, Balearic synth-pop of Fantastic Man's "Seaside Special", to the tribal drums, jazz bass and ghostly chords of Benedikt Frey's "Lucid Dream". They predictably finish with a flourish, following Mapache's hallucinatory deep house shuffler "Let Me Sleep", with the dubby Balearic beauty of Suzanne Kraft's blissful "Tiles".
22
Chrissy Edits
RNTD 021
29 Aug 16
BUY
Discoglide - (5:57) 125 BPM
BUY
Ragtyme - "Fix It Man" (feat T C Roper - Chrissy's Fixer Upper mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
BUY
Every Person - (7:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Standing Passengers - (5:07) 125 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Since ditching his bass music-inspired Chrissy Murderbot alias some time back, Smart Bar resident Christopher Shively has become a man in demand. Following a string of hot deep house productions for Classic, Freerange and Chi-Steez, he pops up on Razor 'N' Tape with a quartet of killer re-edits. He begins with the bassline-driven disco-funk stomp of "Discoglide", before applying his magic touch to Ragtyme's forgotten 1987 hip-house jam, "Fix It Man", in the process toughening up the original's classic Chicagoan groove. Shively successfully dips the tempo to deliver a dubbed-out, extra-gritty interpretation of Double Exposure classic "Everyman" (here re-titled "Every Person"), before reaching for the horns on the righteous disco stomp that is "Standing Passengers".
23
Rare Function EP
LUV 019
08 Jul 16
BUY
Go Down - (7:27) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Rare Function - (6:21) 122 BPM
BUY
Rainbow Power - (6:42) 119 BPM
from $1.93
Review: After working relentlessly for three years to establish the label, the crew behind Luv Shack has been enjoying some much-needed time off. Suitably refreshed, they return with a first EP of 2016: a fine three-tracker from Space Echo (AKA label co-founder Lee Stevens and fellow Austrian Christoph 'caTekk' Abele). Happily, there's plenty to admire, from the loopy, smoky, blues-house shuffle of opener "Go Down" - where infectious, impassioned vocal samples ride a loopy, string-drenched groove - to the fantastically righteous '70s-funk-goes-acid stomp of closer "Rainbow Power". "Rare Function", another trip into chunky disco-house territory that boasts some notable electric piano samples, is also quietly impressive.
24
Katakana Edits Vol 43
KE 9043
26 Aug 16
BUY
Thank You (Cosmic Funk mix) - (7:55) 112 BPM
BUY
Thank You (Stripped Groove mix) - (6:43) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.93
Review: The thing about the Katakana Edits series is that, with each new release, sometimes it's a compilation, sometimes there's a solitary curator. Here on their 43rd outing they keep it nice and simple - two sizzling summer edits by Rocknrolla Soundsystem. A Dutch foursome (Sebastian, Raymond, Martijn Bosch and Joris), here the soundsystem present two contrasting versions of the same tune - "Thank You". Firstly the Cosmic Funk mix is an eight-minute funk escalator that builds on a brassy, sassy swaggering groove. Meanwhile the Stripped Groove mix keeps the cool 70s vibes but strips everything back to a hip, loose jam.
25
Classics Of Arrikitaun Vol 3
RW 032
12 Sep 16
BUY
Rayko - "Boogie Nights" - (5:01) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Rayko - "Bamboo" - (6:50) 117 BPM
BUY
James Rod - "Groove Of Midnight" - (6:36) 109 BPM
BUY
James Rod - "Strange Games" - (6:24) 115 BPM
from $1.93
Played by: BRENDON P
Review: Rayko and James Rod continue to explore their Classics Of Arrikitaun, serving up a third volume of left-of-centre disco, boogie and Balearic edits. Label boss Rayko kicks things off, first serving up a driving, P-funk era disco-rock cut-up ("Boogie Nights"), before travelling into outer space via the cosmic disco/nu-disco/psychedelic boogie fusion of "Bamboo". James Rod opts to calm things down a bit with the taut drum breaks, twinkling pianos and crotch-stirring strings of "Groove of Midnight", a Love Unlimited Orchestra rework with tasty new synths. He rounds off a fine package with the hustling groove, well-placed dub delays and sweeping strings of "Strange Games".
26
Hot Digits: Year Two
HOTDIGITMAXI 002
16 May 16
BUY
Get Down Edits - "Anytime (She Goes Away)" - (6:50) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Eyeco M - "Keepin' It To Myself" - (6:50) 103 BPM
BUY
Martin Hayes - "Chain Of Love" - (5:33) 102 BPM
BUY
Dawn Again - "Shadow Of The Gibb" - (6:39) 104 BPM
BUY
Bad Barbie Vs Evil Smarty - "Tonight" - (7:53) 106 BPM
BUY
Tomas Malo - "High Flyer" - (6:18) 110 BPM
BUY
P-Sol - "Can't You See" - (6:46) 110 BPM
BUY
Dr Packer - "Sing A Happy Song" - (6:53) 113 BPM
BUY
Fingerman - "We Gon' Rock" - (7:38) 110 BPM
BUY
LTJ - "Fat Thing" - (6:45) 110 BPM
BUY
Chewy Rubs - "Bullet Dodger" - (8:00) 110 BPM
BUY
Deelicious - "Can't Live Without You" - (5:31) 111 BPM
BUY
Kiu D - "Do It Bad" - (5:32) 116 BPM
BUY
Weedyman - "And Ode To? (Where Ya Wanna Go)" - (7:18) 118 BPM
BUY
Raw-Artes - "C' Mon Back" - (7:11) 118 BPM
BUY
Jay Ru - "Disco Music (Right On Time)" - (7:19) 113 BPM
BUY
Rafael Fernandez - "Vintage Wine" - (6:50) 118 BPM
BUY
Melon Bomb - "Breakin' It Down" - (8:08) 115 BPM
BUY
Rayko - "Round One" - (8:04) 115 BPM
BUY
James Rod - "Hot & Sexy" - (7:28) 120 BPM
BUY
Ash Reynolds - "Remind Me" - (6:53) 116 BPM
BUY
Appo - "Sunshine" - (6:52) 117 BPM
BUY
Massimo Vanoni - "Seven Steps To The Groove (Deep Mix)" - (7:36) 120 BPM
BUY
Goldboy - "Tisno Hermanos" - (7:51) 115 BPM
BUY
Dave Gerrard - "Body Strike" - (6:59) 123 BPM
BUY
Situation - "Soul Revival" - (6:14) 122 BPM
BUY
Twisted Soul Collective - "Qualified" - (7:16) 125 BPM
BUY
Various - "Hot Digits: Year Two Retrospective" (continuous mix By Fingerman) - (1:09:32) 115 BPM
from $1.93
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.
27
Goodgroove Disco Series
GGD 16
29 Apr 16
BUY
Wild Mild West - (3:47) 116 BPM
BUY
Too Strong - (4:28) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
EveryMoney - (5:51) 108 BPM
BUY
Hold Tight - (4:44) 120 BPM
from $1.93
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..
29
Can't Give It Up
FILEUNDERDISCO 14
27 May 16
BUY
Can't Give It Up (original mix) - (6:12) 116 BPM
BUY
Can't Give It Up (instrumental mix) - (6:14) 116 BPM
BUY
Can't Give It Up (Dicky Trisco mix) - (10:31) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.93
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.
30
Cin Cin
CINCIN 003
26 Aug 16
BUY
V - "La Nouvelle Epoque" - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
V - "Mon Vieil Amour" - (6:23) 122 BPM
BUY
Ripperton - "Poor Kid Maad City" - (8:18) 120 BPM
BUY
Ripperton - "Michelada" - (7:00) 122 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Like its predecessors, Cin Cin's third release showcases cuts from two different producers. First to the plate is the mysterious V, whose "La Nouvelle Epoque" expertly tips a hat to Italo-disco, proto-house, and new wave synth-pop. Follow-up "Mon Vieil Amour" takes a similar approach, with twinkling synthesizer lead lines tumbling over a slightly darker, woozier groove. Swiss veteran Ripperton handles the virtual flipside. His first missive is "Poor Kid, Maad City", a hypnotic and tactile chunk of metronomic deep house full of dreamy loops, reverb-heavy riffs and bubbling electronics. He then rounds off a fine EP with the dubwise, bass-heavy deep house throb, cyclical organ motifs and choice vocal cuts of "Michelada".
31
The Boogie Box #2
VHR 43
22 Feb 16
BUY
DB - "Fame" (V's Bumpy Way To The Top edit) - (5:48) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
The Controller - "Turn That Boogie Loose" (V's edit) - (6:02) 110 BPM
BUY
Eddie - "Going Up" (V's In Smoke edit) - (7:06) 116 BPM
BUY
TENCC - "Dreadlock Holiday" (V's edit) - (5:51) 110 BPM
BUY
Roy Avers - "Can't You See Me" (V's edit) - (6:20) 116 BPM
BUY
CHA - "You Gave Me Love" (vs edit) - (7:12) 117 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Valique is currently neck and neck with Rayko in a furious battle for the title of disco's most prolific re-editor. Here he nudges in front by a nose thanks to another six-track selection of dancefloor-ready reworks. As usual, he adds his magic touch to a range of well loved and lesser-known cuts, kicking off with an undulating, party-hearty extension of David Bowie's "Fame". Stylistically, he keeps things eclectic, variously touching on hazy disco-funk ("Turn That Boogie Loose"), camp disco (the string-drenched, arms-aloft "Going Up"), white boy reggae-pop (a cheery, stretched out rendition of 10CC's "Dreadlock Holiday"), and heavily percussive disco-rock (the subtly house-friendly, filter-rich "You Gave Me Love").
32
ZigZagging Compiled & Mixed By Opolopo
ZEDDDIGICD 039
23 Sep 16
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "Everyday" (original mix) - (7:21) 105 BPM
BUY
Opolopo & Diane Charlemagne - "Round And Round" (Opolopo 4 To The Floor mix) - (8:35) 120 BPM
BUY
Electric Empire - "Always" (Joey Negro Classic mix) - (7:09) 123 BPM
BUY
Opolopo & Pete Simpson - "Staying Power" (feat Pete Simpson - The Reflex Revision) - (7:28) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Doug Willis - "Midnight Sun" (original mix) - (7:12) 131 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "Here Comes The Sunburst Band" (Fouk remix) - (5:28) 120 BPM
BUY
Opolopo & Paul Randolph - "Sustain" (Opolopo Extra Bounce mix) - (6:40) 124 BPM
BUY
Sean McCabe & Hannah Khemoh - "Reach Out" (extended mix) - (7:40) 124 BPM
BUY
Mistura & Kendra Cash - "Smile" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:16) 124 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band & Angela Johnson - "In The Thick Of It" (Opolopo Boogie Bodyland dub) - (7:14) 123 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "Face The Fire" (Marlow & Truby dub) - (7:36) 114 BPM
BUY
Tarantulaz - "Stop The World" (Tarantulaz Club mix) - (6:51) 120 BPM
BUY
DJ Fudge & Kiko Navarro - "So Tight" (Club mix) - (7:47) 120 BPM
BUY
Michelle Weeks - "Follow Your Dreams" (Sounds Of Life Main mix) - (5:50) 126 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "He Is" (Joey Negro Unreleased dub) - (7:02) 126 BPM
BUY
Akabu - "Raw Love" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:00) 126 BPM
BUY
Secret Sounds - "Come Back Home" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:23) 127 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "Survivin'" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (7:30) 124 BPM
BUY
Doug Willis - "Tonight's The Night" (original mix) - (5:43) 123 BPM
BUY
Mistura - "Think Positive" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (9:45) 126 BPM
BUY
Sean McCabe - "Holding On" (Crackazat remix) - (7:03) 119 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "Master Rocker" (original mix) - (5:36) 118 BPM
BUY
Zo! & Erro & Phonte - "We Are On The Move" (Joey Negro Revival mix) - (7:05) 123 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "We Can Live Forever" (Simon Grey dub) - (7:00) 125 BPM
BUY
Joey Negro & Thelma Houston - "I Need Somebody Tonight" (Audiowhores remix) - (6:43) 123 BPM
BUY
The Blackbyrds - "Mysterious Vibes" (Masters At Work Main mix) - (10:03) 85 BPM
BUY
Agora - "Montayo" (Mark Grant Club mix) - (7:53) 124 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "Educated Funk" (original mix) - (2:44) 105 BPM
BUY
Opolopo - "Get On Up" (original mix) - (5:34) 120 BPM
BUY
Men From Mars - "Get Down Tonight" (original mix) - (11:55) 124 BPM
BUY
Joey Negro - "Can't Get High Without U" (Joey Negro Philly World mix) - (7:32) 128 BPM
BUY
Akabu - "Crystalized" (original Underground mix) - (6:27) 125 BPM
BUY
Jakatta - "Shimmering Stars" (Rulers Of The Deep mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band - "New York City Woman" (original mix) - (5:35) 123 BPM
BUY
Z Factor - "Somebody" (Rubba dub) - (4:53) 126 BPM
BUY
Thelma Houston - "All Of That" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
BUY
Doug Willis - "Think" (original mix) - (5:40) 124 BPM
BUY
The Sunburst Band & Diane Charlemagne - "My Way" (feat Diane Charlemagne - original mix) - (5:38) 102 BPM
BUY
Various - "ZigZagging" (Mixed By Opolopo) - (1:13:59) 123 BPM
from $1.93
Played by: Susanne Alt, 80's Child
Review: Joey Negro has ordained Scandi producer Opolopo to work his magic on this, the latest Z Records comp. This he does and then some, literally zig zagging his way through Z Records' back catalogue like a louche disco serpent. He eventually whittled things down to 35 tracks, all of which are contained here both as full tracks and within his DJ mix. Exclusives include new Opolopo reworks of "Staying Power" and his own "Sustain". Other highlights include the speedy smooth funk of "Midnight Sun" by Doug Willis and the sensual grooves of "Face The Face" by The Sunburst Band.
33
Pudding
FASRAT 008
19 Sep 16
BUY
Pudding - (5:57) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Saw - (4:14) 90 BPM
BUY
Piano - (4:07) 86 BPM
BUY
Concrete Jungle - (5:40) 94 BPM
BUY
One Moment - (8:35) 116 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Das Komplex is a Polish producer who had been anonymously producing tunes in his remote hometown for nearly a decade before being recently discovered. Ever since his big break he's kept the jams a' comin' - here he serves up some "Pudding" and who are we to refuse? There are five courses, sorry, tunes to enjoy here - the laid back and sunny disco-funk of the title track, the dubbed out haze of "Saw", the deep, slo-mo beats of "Piano", the breathy nature-referencing grooves of "Concrete Jungle" and lastly, the fluffy analogue swirls of the dreamy "One Moment". Textbook chill.
34
Private Wax Vol 2: Super Rare Boogie & Disco Compiled By ZafLoveVinyl
BBE 310CDG
30 Oct 15
BUY
Starvue - "Love Affair" - (7:12) 121 BPM
BUY
Infinity - "Queen Of My Universe" - (3:12) 120 BPM
BUY
Rena - "Dance It Off" - (7:09) 129 BPM
BUY
Lou Johnson - "Keep That Fire Burning" - (11:48) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Executive Force - "Drop That Body" - (3:50) 116 BPM
BUY
Larry Bailey - "Groove With Me" - (4:28) 124 BPM
BUY
Enlightment - "Burning Flame" - (3:24) 103 BPM
BUY
Moods - "Live Today" - (3:23) 134 BPM
BUY
The N Cee - "Say You Want To Party" - (2:54) 115 BPM
BUY
Royal Flush - "Funk Power" - (5:54) 107 BPM
BUY
New Xperience - "Frisco Disco" - (6:12) 126 BPM
BUY
Karizma - "Will You Dance With Me?" - (4:03) 122 BPM
BUY
Nina Dunn - "Stay & Dance" - (5:13) 122 BPM
BUY
Sneak E - "Land Of Stuphph" - (3:51) 101 BPM
BUY
True Feelings - "Love Me, Love Me" - (8:20) 133 BPM
BUY
Wes Black - "I Feel Good" (feat The Star West Orchestra) - (7:17) 133 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Few possess the musical knowledge and crate-digging skills of LoveVinyl's Zaf, whose 2012 collection of private-press disco, funk and boogie, Private Wax, was arguably one of the best compilations of recent years. Here, he returns to the world of ultra-rare records - specifically, those pressed in tiny quantities and often distributed by the artists' themselves - for a belated follow-up. As you'd expect, highlights come thick and fast, from the urgent, 12-minute disco-soul hustle of Lou Johnson's "Keep That Fire Burning", and the synth-driven soul sweetness of Englightenment's "Burning Flame", to the sparkling electrofunk brilliance of Karizma's "Will You Dance With Me", and the blue-eyed disco bliss of True Feelings' clavinet-laden groover "Love Me, Love Me". It is, though, all pretty darn tasty.
35
Labyrinth
PERMVAC152- 1
23 Sep 16
BUY
Labyrinth (Club mix) - (6:40) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Labyrinth (TCK mix) - (6:53) 122 BPM
BUY
Labyrinth (Morgan Geist remix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
BUY
Tuff City Kids - "Labyrinth" (DJ Oyster Drum & Bass dub) - (4:17) 122 BPM
from $1.93
Review: As Tuff City Kids, Lauer and Gerd Janson are masters at delivering raw-as-sandpaper jackin' house-pop (just the way we like it). Here though with the help of Norwegian popette Annie they indulge their hidden campy side on the monumentally fun "Labyrinth". With a classic mid-80s arpeggiated energy, the track perfectly straddles the fine line between Italo Disco and early Jamie Principle (think Bad Boy) with a hint of the Smalltown Boys. Their own TCK rework steers things more towards the Ron Hardy side of town, and there's also some tasty reworks by Morgan Geist and DJ Oyster too.
36
The Street
HOTDIGIT 024
12 Sep 16
BUY
Drop The Beat - (5:43) 100 BPM
BUY
Downtown - (6:04) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Jump Street - (5:22) 113 BPM
BUY
Game - (6:48) 120 BPM
BUY
Light In The Darkness - (5:44) 100 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Gregg "Fingerman" Holmes has clearly been monitoring the career of Saskin S. The Norwegian producer's stock has steadily risen in the two years since he made his debut - thanks in no small part to a string of well received releases - and here Holmes has offered him a first release for Hot Digits. He begins with the dreamy, hypnotic "Drop The Beat", where old school hip-hop vocal samples mingle with cymbal-heavy drum machine percussion, soft focus chords and delay-laden horn snippets, before dropping the pitched-down dub disco shuffle of "Downtown". The producer's deep house influences come to the fore on the sun-kissed bliss of "Jump Street", while "Game" sees him take a slightly deeper, tougher approach to deep house/disco fusion.
37
LE Smooth Edits V2
RH 040
06 Sep 16
BUY
The Rain - (5:11) 104 BPM
BUY
Love Affair - (5:24) 106 BPM
BUY
Used Me - (4:36) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.93
Played by: KS French, MR Given Raw
Review: New York scalpel fiend Le Smooth first popped up on Rebel Hearts back in June 2016. Le Smooth Edits V2 is the man or woman of mystery's third EP for the label, and contains a trio of head nodding, slo-mo jams. Arguably the most impressive of the lot is "Love Affair", a gorgeously sweet and breezy rework that's blessed with all manner of glistening guitar passages, eyes-closed vocal harmonies and twinkling electric piano solos. That said, the 99 BPM disco-funk shuffle of "Used Me" - all winding trumpet solos and undulating, bass-heavy grooves - is also rather impressive, while "The Rain" delivers the kind of super-smooth, Jheri curl-sporting chunk of '80s soul goodness that should prove popular with boogie DJs.
38
The Sound Of Glades Remixes
IFEEL 058D
16 Sep 16
BUY
Glade Runner (Tolouse Low Trax remix) - (6:09) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Aiolos (Wolf Muller version) - (7:34) 95 BPM
BUY
Aiolos (Cass version) - (7:07) 104 BPM
from $1.93
39
Love's Like Dancin
TD 015
01 Jul 16
BUY
Love's Like Dancin - (6:31) 115 BPM
BUY
Love's Like Dancin (Ron Basejam mix) - (7:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Lovebirds - "Feel The Bern" - (7:00) 116 BPM
BUY
Lovebirds - "Feel The Bern" (Talkbox edit) - (6:59) 116 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Stee Downes and Lovebirds' are old pals, and first joined forces for a 12" on Winding Road Records five years ago. Their joint effort on this fine EP, "Love's Like Dancing" is something of a cheery, mood-enhancing treat. A slick vocal number that should suit both disco and house floors, it sounds like classic Blackjoy fused with Lovebirds' usual brand of colourful deep house positivity. Crazy P man Jim Baron dons his now familiar Ron Basejam guise on the remix, delivering a bouncy nu-disco/deep house fusion. Lovebirds goes solo on the woozy, Rhodes-laden deep house haziness of "Feel The Bern", while the accompanying Talkbox Edit adds woozy, robotic vocals into the mix whilst retaining the track's original feel and structure.
40
Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn (unmixed tracks)
BBE 130CDG
21 Apr 10
BUY
Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (Kon's Multi remix) - (6:32) 118 BPM
BUY
The Mazyck Project - "More Power To You" - (4:38) 120 BPM
BUY
Randolph Baker - "Getting Next To You" - (5:28) 115 BPM
BUY
Fred Prescott & The Jeff Band - "Come Fly With Me" - (3:47) 112 BPM
BUY
SFB - "Burnin' Up" (Kon's edit) - (4:41) 116 BPM
BUY
Gerard 'PJ' Browne - "Sexy Lady" - (5:10) 119 BPM
BUY
Twilight - "Play My Game" - (3:15) 122 BPM
BUY
The Edge Of Daybreak - "EOD (Edge Of Daybreak)" - (4:00) 126 BPM
BUY
Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 1) - (3:50) 128 BPM
BUY
Taxie - "Rock Don't Stop" - (3:23) 123 BPM
BUY
Backyard Construction - "I Want Your Lovin'" - (3:50) 124 BPM
BUY
Bomp - "Funk INA Ghatto" (feat Austin & Jones) - (4:54) 106 BPM
BUY
Dizzy K - "Saturday Night Raps" - (5:14) 114 BPM
BUY
Bomp - "Disco Power" - (4:54) 115 BPM
BUY
Tee Mac - "Living Everyday" (feat Majorie Barnes) - (5:18) 116 BPM
BUY
Effi Duke & The Love Family - "The Time Is Come" - (4:42) 115 BPM
BUY
Christy Essien Igbokwe - "You Can't Change A Man" - (3:57) 122 BPM
BUY
Harry Mosco - "Step On" - (6:37) 121 BPM
BUY
Doris Ebong - "Boogie Trip" - (5:26) 121 BPM
BUY
Galaxy - "Galaxy" - (6:51) 119 BPM
BUY
Dizzy K - "Take It To The DJ" - (4:33) 122 BPM
BUY
SFB - "Burnin' Up" (vocal) - (4:04) 116 BPM
BUY
SFB - "Burnin' Up" (instrumental) - (4:20) 117 BPM
BUY
Kenny Mann Jr & Liquid Pleasure Band - "Tin Top" (part 2) - (3:05) 129 BPM
BUY
Donny McCullough - "From The Heart" (original version) - (3:43) 118 BPM
BUY
Shake - "Lost In Space" - (5:12) 116 BPM
BUY
Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" - (6:17) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Harry Mosco - "Sexy Dancer" - (6:36) 119 BPM
BUY
Goddy Oku (M Hygrades) - "Don't Ask Me" - (5:37) 118 BPM
BUY
Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Kon) - (48:17) 118 BPM
BUY
Various - "Off Track Vol III: Brooklyn" (continuous mix by Amir) - (46:20) 118 BPM
from $1.93
Review: BBE unearth another batch of rare and underexposed disco cuts on Off Track Vol 3. Compiled by the crate digging New York/Boston based duo Kon & Amir, the release gives an authentic representation of Brooklyn's ghetto, funk and afro music scenes. Sophisticated tracks for real music heads
41
Turn It Out
DOGD 52
06 May 16
BUY
Turn It Out (Dave Aju remix) - (4:51) 123 BPM
BUY
Turn It Out (feat Dave Aju) - (4:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Boogie Down (feat Erik Rico - Laurence Guy remix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
BUY
For Bae - (6:26) 119 BPM
from $1.93
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".
42
RH Edits V9
RH 038
23 Jul 16
BUY
KS French - "The Disco Way" - (5:02) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
MR Given Raw - "Got Competition Baby" - (4:35) 110 BPM
BUY
MR Given Raw - "Bless Soul" - (4:43) 116 BPM
BUY
LE Smooth - "Dance Baby Dance" - (6:52) 112 BPM
from $1.93
Review: KS French and Mr Given Raw have forever been uber tight, now though they've let their hair down and embraced a menage a trois with the equally ridiculously monikered, Le Smooth. As per usual label boss KS French is up first, with the urgent fizzy shuffle of "The Disco Way" (a Carl Bean re-edit), before Mr Given Raw delivers both the tough and brassy funk stomp of "Got Competition Baby" and the hard disco house of "Bless Soul". Lastly the meat in this boogie sandwich is provided by Le Smooth, who provides spacey synths and clavinet grooves on "Dance Baby Dance".
43
All Nite
ED 59
06 Jan 16
BUY
All Night Boogie - (6:53) 114 BPM
BUY
Call The Doctor - (7:16) 116 BPM
BUY
No Love Like Saturday - (7:31) 116 BPM
BUY
Everlasting - (7:31) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.72
Review: Aussie edit maestro Dr Packer enjoyed a productive 2015, delivering top-selling releases for such labels as DiscoDat, Masterworks Music and Hot Digits. Here, he kick-starts 2016 with All Nite, another white-hot collection of tried-and-tested reworks. As usual, there's much to admire, from the piano-heavy, hands-in-the-air goodness of Inner Life re-rub "All Nite Boogie", to the rolling, anthem-like sweetness of "Everlasting", a well-crafted snip of the Whispers' "And The Beat Goes On". In between, you'll find similarly solid versions of Diana Ross ("Call The Doctor") and Cherelle and Alexander O'Neal ("No Love Like Saturday"). The source material may be a little on the well-known side, but the edits are pretty tasty.
44
GAMM 100 (Anniversary Edits)
GAMM 100
24 Jul 15
BUY
The Reflex - "Burn The Disco (Out)" (The Reflex revision) - (7:32) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Moplen - "Shake Your Body" (Moplen remix - DJ Friendly version) - (7:41) 119 BPM
BUY
Moplen - "Shake Your Body" (Moplen remix) - (7:17) 119 BPM
from $1.93
Review: It's time to raise a glass of something cold, fizzy and boozy to the long-running G.A.M.M imprint, which celebrates a century of releases with a trio of new disco-era Michael Jackson reworks from regular contributors Moplen and The Reflex. As usual, The Reflex hits the spot, playing around with the original parts to deliver a punchy, floor-friendly extension of Off The Wall cut "Burn This Disco Out" that sounds like some mythical, long lost Tom Moulton remix. Moplen weighs in with two versions of Jacksons' banger "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)"; a DJ-friendly effort that begins with easily mixable grooves, and a superior, mostly instrumental 'Remix' that builds up masterfully via a sumptuous, orchestral intro.
45
Super Cuts V6
FKR 097
15 Mar 16
BUY
KS French - "Still On The Case" - (4:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
MR Given Raw - "Beggin You" - (5:49) 110 BPM
BUY
KnG Edits - "Give You Up" - (6:35) 114 BPM
BUY
MR Given Raw - "Funky Mama" - (4:31) 102 BPM
from $1.93
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.
46
Soften The Wireless EP
HEIST 017
09 May 16
BUY
Khan's Bargain - (5:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Khan's Bargain (Tom Noble remix) - (7:11) 120 BPM
BUY
The Blues - (6:55) 128 BPM
BUY
It Won't Be Long - (5:53) 124 BPM
BUY
Varkala - (6:32) 119 BPM
from $1.93
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.
47
Tom Of Brooklyn Edits
RNTD 019
18 Jul 16
BUY
Summerjam - (6:00) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Disco Maniac - (6:57) 123 BPM
BUY
Dreamin Again - (6:52) 121 BPM
BUY
Heavy Danse - (4:31) 122 BPM
from $1.93
Review: Razor N Tape has been predictably coy about the identity of new signing Tom of Brooklyn. Whoever the New York man of mystery is, he's certainly capable of crafting hot-to-trot edits that pay due reverence to their obscure source material. There's much to admire on this fine debut EP, from the chopped-up, late night hustle of the delightfully percussive "Disco Maniac", to the loopy disco-funk swing of "Dreamin' Again". Elsewhere, the Big Apple scalpel fiend makes merry on the low-slung, delay-laden disco drum workout "Heavy Dense", and pays tribute to sweltering temperatures and long, lazy days on the shuffling standout "Summerjam". Superb stuff, all told.
48
RH Edits V8
RH 037
13 Jul 16
BUY
Ready - (4:56) 114 BPM
BUY
Wheel Edit - (6:11) 119 BPM
BUY
Le Soul Theme - (5:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
from $1.93
Review: There is an assurance of filter-rich funk of the highest quality when the Rebel Hearts crew roll into town, and it's no different as Mr Given Raw returns to the fray with a new salvo of glimmering disco edit jewels. Amongst the essential jams given a respectful re-rub is the perennial "Wheel Me Out" from Was (Not Was), here buffed up into an elongated whirlwind of poppin' bass and carnival drums. That's just the tip of this party-starting iceberg, where no classic is off limits and the focus is placed on all the sweetest spots in the original groove.
49
Heaven
OMD 08D
23 Sep 16
BUY
Heaven - (5:21) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Heaven (edit) - (6:49) 119 BPM
BUY
Garland Jeffreys - "Escape Goat Dub" - (5:10) 74 BPM
BUY
Smouche - (2:59) 91 BPM
from $1.93
Played by: Empresarios
Review: Here JD Twitch, head honcho Glasgow institution Optimo, proudly presents a rarity from the unique artist Dennis Bovell. Described as being a 'musical polymath, top flight producer, dub legend and one of the finest artists the UK has ever produced', Bovell released an album in 1981 called Brain Damage which was an absolutely bonkers fusion of Afrobeat, funk, dub, jazz, blues and more. Everybody bought Duran Duran's record instead of course, but justice prevails here as both "Heaven" and "Smouche" are rescued and re-released from the LP. Also featured is the awesome Garland Jeffreys experiment "Escape Goat Dub". Absolutely essential.
50
Flash A Flashlight
COS 014DIG
16 Sep 16
BUY
Flash A Flashlight - (6:34) 115 BPM
BUY
Flash A Flashlight (Gerd Janson vocal edit) - (7:22) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BUY
Flash A Flashlight (Gerd Janson dub edit) - (5:49) 115 BPM
BUY
Flash A Flashlight (DJ Bradz - Old School mix) - (7:47) 124 BPM
BUY
Flash A Flashlight (DJ Bradz - Soul Cafe mix) - (5:34) 124 BPM
from $1.93
Add to Wishlist
Add to Chart
Add to Wishlist
Add all tracks to Chart