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Testify/Can't U
LT 074
27 Jan 17
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Jamie 326 & Masalo - "Testify" - (8:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sameed - "Can't U" - (4:42) 123 BPM
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Sameed - "Dusty Jazz" - (5:53) 120 BPM
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Review: Since first dropping on wax in the autumn, this multi-artist affair has gone on to be one of Local Talk's most popular releases in years. It's easy to see why. Jamie 326 and Masalo's "Testify" is a fabulously urgent concoction - a low-sling, disco-tinged deep house bomb built around a restless rhythm track, impassioned, gospel style vocal snippets, and killer Clavinet lines. Sameed's dustier, sweatier "Can't U" offers a different slant on the same idea, offering a basement-bothering stomper that utilizes many of the same samples. Finally, the same artist delivers something looser in the shape of deep jazz-house jam "Dusty Jazz".
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The Men In The Glass Booth
BBE 191CDG
27 Jan 17
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Leon Collins - "I Just Wanna Say I Love You" (John Luongo remix) - (3:57) 112 BPM
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Marboo - "What About Love" (Tony Gioe remix) - (4:50) 60 BPM
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Double Exposure - "Ten Per Cent" (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound Acetate edit) - (4:20) 124 BPM
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Juggy Murray Jones - "Inside America" (Rick Gianatos Disco Queen Acetate edit) - (5:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hot Ice - "Dancing Free" (John Luongo remix) - (9:02) 119 BPM
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The Sunshine Band - "Black Water Gold" (Sunshine Sound Acetate edit) - (4:00) 111 BPM
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The Salsoul Orchestra - "Magic Bird Of Fire" (Francois Kevorkian Sunshine Sound Acetate edit) - (6:37) 128 BPM
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The Salsoul Orchestra - "It's Good For The Soul" (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound Acetate edit) - (4:16) 62 BPM
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Double Exposure - "My Love Is Free" (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness remix) - (4:54) 114 BPM
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Fay Hauser - "Reaching Out For Happiness" (Jonathan Fearing remix) - (7:24) 63 BPM
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Ripple - "The Beat Goes On & On" (Jim Burgess remix) - (6:45) 126 BPM
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Love Symphony Orchestra - "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" (Tom Savarese remix) - (12:43) 125 BPM
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Tony Valor Sound Orchestra - "Love Has Come My Way" (Jim Burgess remix) - (6:49) 125 BPM
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Ruby Andrews - "I Wanna Be Near You" (John Morales Sunshine Sound Acetate edit) - (5:26) 124 BPM
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TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra - "I've Been Looking For Somebody" (Walter Gibbons remix) - (6:44) 64 BPM
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Lake Shore Drive - "The Disco Scene" (Rick Gianatos remix) - (5:38) 113 BPM
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TC James & The Fist O Funk Orchestra - "Bumpsie's Whipping Cream" (Tom Savarese remix) - (6:14) 116 BPM
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Skip Mahoney - "Janice" (Bobby DJ Guttadaro remix) - (6:56) 67 BPM
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The Salsoul Orchestra - "My Number's Up" (Tee Scott remix) - (7:25) 62 BPM
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The Skyliners - "The Love Bug" (David Todd remix) - (5:16) 125 BPM
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Aura - "L.A. Sunshine" (Robert Ouimet remix) - (7:02) 63 BPM
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Sparkle Tuhran & Friends - "Handsome Man" (Bobby DJ Guttadaro remix) - (5:48) 60 BPM
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First Choice - "Love Thang" (Tee Scott remix) - (7:56) 111 BPM
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Kay Gee's - "Burn Me Up" (Jellybean Benitez edit) - (7:49) 60 BPM
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Brooklyn Express - "Love Is The Message" (Tee Scott remix) - (9:15) 58 BPM
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Chain Reaction - "Changes" (Jellybean Benitez remix) - (7:46) 123 BPM
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John Gibbs & The Jam Band - "J'Ouvert" (Frank Sestito remix) - (5:21) 113 BPM
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Bunny Sigler - "By The Way You Dance" (Bobby DJ Guttadaro remix) - (9:14) 62 BPM
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The Salsoul Orchestra - "It's Good For The Soul" (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness version) - (7:05) 62 BPM
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Gladys Knight & The Pips - "It's A Better Than Good Time" (Walter Gibbons remix) - (12:03) 119 BPM
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Review: In 1976 the unstoppable music monster that is disco finally broke out across New York City, turning it into the coolest place on earth, probably before and certainly since. It was the first time that DJs ventured into the studio to create jams aimed directly at their dancefloors. Now Bare Breaking even have painstakingly assembled about 30 of the most essential tunes from this time. What you'll encounter here are the ground breaking edits and remixes by some of the most important figures of the period including Walter Gibbons, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez and John Luongo. Priceless.
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Mydonna
TOYT 062
17 Feb 17
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Mydonna - (6:52) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mydonna (Alternate cut) - (6:52) 126 BPM
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Torrow - (8:52) 120 BPM
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Coast To Coast - (3:52) 123 BPM
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Review: Following a recent dalliance with Brooklyn-based Razor 'N' Tape Reserve, COEO returns to the loving arms of Toy Tonics with another solid four-track excursion. Happily, they hit the ground running with the rushing positivity of "Mydonna", a bumpin' chunk of peak-time house goodness built around some superb disco samples and a bustling groove. The accompanying, "alternate cut" smartly emphasizes some of the original instrumentation, whilst adding some subtle swing to the disco-house drums. On the flip, you'll find the deep, smooth and sensual "Torrow", and the breezy, atmospheric, piano-laden shuffle of "Coast To Coast".
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Roller Boogie, Vol  2
MIDRIOTBOOGIE 2
12 Dec 16
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Judge Funk - "Heads" - (6:52) 118 BPM
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Big Danny Kane - "Need Ur Love (feat. Lorrie)" - (5:44) 119 BPM
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Rayko - "Get Away" - (6:52) 114 BPM
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Odyssey - "Inside Out" (Rahaan remix) - (7:23) 114 BPM
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Natasha Watts - "Streetlife" - (5:57) 116 BPM
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Doctorsoul - "Sleepwalkin'" (Wake Me Up dub Rework) - (6:24) 117 BPM
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Ziggy Phunk - "Those Tears" - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Pappa Told Me" - (5:18) 118 BPM
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Dave Gerrard - "Love Will Fix It" - (6:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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South Beach Recycling - "Just A Little" - (7:51) 118 BPM
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J&M Brothers - "Give It All" - (5:42) 110 BPM
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James Rod - "Kissing You" - (7:11) 111 BPM
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Re-Loved, Seamus Haji - "Need A Little More" (Yam Who? Rework) - (5:55) 112 BPM
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Mr Absolutt - "Night Driver" - (7:17) 111 BPM
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Misumami - "Prove It" (Yam Who? mix) - (4:50) 107 BPM
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Mike Lero & Dima Sever - "Superstitious" - (5:53) 99 BPM
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Saucy Lady - "Magic Dust" (E-Live remix) - (4:30) 118 BPM
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Phunktastike - "Different Ways" - (6:08) 112 BPM
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Andre Espeut - "In Her Eyes" (Ourra remix) - (7:06) 115 BPM
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San Miguello - "Get Back" - (5:08) 106 BPM
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Roller Boogie, Vol. 2 (continuous DJ mix) - (1:00:00) 117 BPM
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Disco Galaxie
WD 42
06 Feb 17
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Jacques Renault - "Disco Galaxie" - (6:50) 120 BPM
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Love Dance - "Who Is He" - (7:43) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kon - "Promised Land" - (9:02) 122 BPM
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Review: Some eighteen months after it first dropped on wax, Whiskey Disco's brilliant Disco Galaxie EP finally gets a digital download release. Given the quality on show, it should be an essential purchase for any club-focused disco DJ. The real killer is Kon's "Promised Land" edit, a thrillingly epic re-arrangement of a long slung, bass-driven disco monster that slowly builds to a dubbed-out crescendo over nine mesmerizing minutes. Elsewhere, Jacques Renault's "Disco Galaxie" is an authentic scalpel rework of a swirling, string-laden space disco stomper, while Love Dance moves towards Philadelphia Soul territory on the impassioned disco hustle of "Who Is He".
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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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All Night Long
MIDRIOTD 091
13 Feb 17
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All Night Long - (5:02) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eleven - (5:23) 110 BPM
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Howlin' - (4:20) 112 BPM
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Review: For the latest release on his prolific Midnight Riot label, Yam Who has parachuted in special scalpel agents Disco Troopers. The all-action All Night Long EP is a perfect showcase of their style, which blends big disco samples and even larger beats with original electronic elements inspired by acid house and Italo-disco. The EP's headline attraction is undoubtedly opener "All Night Long", which underpins surging orchestral disco samples with heavy analogue bass and crunchy house beats. The strangely familiar "Eleven" sees them expertly blended druggy TB-303 motifs with spacey chords and Italo-disco style arpeggio lines, while "Howlin" is a fuzzy, cosmic disco vocal cut for dancefloors that like their grooves wavy and psychedelic.
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Sunner Soul Presents Vintage Music Selection Vol 8
VMR 052
13 Feb 17
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Sunner Soul - "All Right" - (5:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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James M - "Your Love" (Sunner Soul edit) - (4:11) 85 BPM
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Gradient Logic - "Excited" - (7:48) 103 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Got The Floor" - (5:32) 114 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Alfa Disco" - (4:48) 114 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Hang On" - (5:16) 114 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Happy" - (5:17) 115 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Space Sheriff" - (4:15) 108 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Hold On Tight" - (5:32) 115 BPM
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Sunner Soul - "Transatlantic" - (5:28) 125 BPM
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Gradient Logic - "Litt Time" - (7:52) 114 BPM
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Funk Departures - "Real Sekele" (Sunner Soul edit) - (5:57) 116 BPM
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Played by: Sunner Soul
Review: Long serving re-editor Sunner Soul is one of the disco scene's more reliable scalpel fiends, releasing regular doses of hazy, good-time grooves on the Vintage Music outlet he founded some years back. Further proof of his skills - and those of his label artists - can be found on this eighth expansive Vintage Music compilation. It gathers together a scintillating selection of reworks that veer from good-time disco smashers and groovy warm-up gems, to scorching disco-funk slammers and bouncy, sun-kissed shufflers. Happily, there's a mix of old-fashioned rearrangements and tooled-up reworks, with source material that's both well known and obscure.
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Teen Bee
ESP 047
16 Jan 17
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Grace - (7:05) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Illustrations & The Large - (5:54) 117 BPM
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Teen Bee - (5:49) 117 BPM
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Review: By anyone's standards, ESP Institute enjoyed a hugely successful 2016, delivering a string of fine singles and killer albums from Moscoman and Lord of the Isles. This first digital missive of 2017 is equally as impressive, and comes from the previously unheard Nancy Azzuro. Opener "Grace" is undoubtedly impressive; a rolling trip into 21st century dub disco territory blessed with killer percussion work and an addictive electronic bassline. "Illustrations & The Large" is a deliciously woozy and melodious chunk of softly spoken Balearic deep house, while the loopier "Teen Bee" fixes ghostly melodies onto a loose and warm disco-house groove.
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Ritual Chants/Beach
541416 508014D
13 Feb 17
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El Sueno De Hyparco - "Rhodas" - (6:56) 93 BPM
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Tony Wilson - "Hangin' Out In Space" - (6:15) 87 BPM
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Zru Vogue - "Do The Zru" - (3:56) 97 BPM
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Golden Hands - "Take Me Back" - (7:41) 100 BPM
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Adrian Gurvitz - "New World" - (4:22) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hitomi Tohyama - "Wanna Kiss" - (4:30) 107 BPM
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Chagrin D'Amour - "Ciao Katmandou" - (3:01) 73 BPM
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Amini - "Habibi" - (6:49) 113 BPM
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Electric Machine - "Fancy Good" - (4:09) 109 BPM
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Jean Guy Ruff - "Cover Girl" - (3:17) 112 BPM
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JM Black - "Lipstick/Shout!" - (6:00) 112 BPM
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Danny Boy - "Discomix" - (5:14) 114 BPM
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Review: Having sold out on vinyl at the tail end of 2016, it's heartening to see Pyschemagik's epic Ritual Chants compilation series finally appear on digital download. As the title suggests, Beach is the most laidback, loved-up and Balearic of the three collections, and contains all manner of weird, wonderful and evocative fare - most of which is suitably obscure and hard-to-find. Highlights are naturally plentiful, from the reggae-goes-cosmic trip of Tony Wilson's "Hangin' Out In Space", and fuzzy, calypso-rock bounce of Adrian Gurvitz's "New World", to the eccentric Balearic disco shuffle of Amini's "Habibi" and quirky electro-boogie silliness of Danny Boy's "Discomix", a 1983 Dutch release that's guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of even the grumpiest dancers.
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Surrender
MIDRIOTD 089
30 Jan 17
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Don't You Want Me - (6:45) 116 BPM
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Surrender - (5:47) 110 BPM
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Supermoon - (6:20) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Given the quality of Steve Werkshy' Young's expansive, nine-track debut on Late Shift - 2016's Reworks & More - we're not surprised that Yam Who has signed him to Midnight Riot. His first outing on the popular edit imprint contains a trio of immaculately crafted reworks. On opener "Don't You Want Me", he carefully fuses elements of '80s soul, jazz-funk and soul-flecked deep house to create a loose, saucer-eyed gem. He utilizes all of his knowledge of build-and-release structure on the similarly soulful "Surrender", which sounds like a 21st century update of the kind of proto-house dubs that were popular in the Paradise Garage circa 1986. He rounds off the EP with "Supermoon", a chunk of loopy, filter and delay heavy disco-house that rises and falls in all the right places.
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Self Portrait
BERGLP 001
17 Feb 17
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April Fool - (5:40) 120 BPM
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Hot Weekend (feat City Hayes) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Something That I Thought About - (3:19) 127 BPM
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Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Video version 2) - (8:48) 125 BPM
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Mad House - (4:53) 83 BPM
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Tomato Pope - (6:07) 126 BPM
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The Music (feat Rick Wade) - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Kos Mich - (6:19) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sel - (5:58) 100 BPM
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You Used To Make Me Feel - (3:45) 129 BPM
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Review: After years slaving away at house music's coalface, Red Rack'em is now big news. Given the runaway success of "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger", now seems an opportune moment for Danny Berman to release his second full-length under the alias. Predictably, Self Portrait is an assured, confident and hugely enjoyable set, effortlessly slipping between hazy house (check Rick Wade hook-up "The Music"), analogue-rich deep tech-house jams, loose, jazz-flecked workouts (the ace "Mad House"), disco-tinged fare ("Kos Mich"), and hard-to-describe weird-outs ("Sel", "You Used To Make Me Feel"). Naturally, it also includes fine versions of his 2016 anthem, and killer recent single "Tomato Pope".
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A Very Nice Combinado Volume Dos
YAYHF 03D
27 Jan 17
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Paulor - "La Race" - (6:58) 121 BPM
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Roman Flugel - "Deo" (Pachanga Boys' New Blazer edit) - (5:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fantastic Twins - "Holiday" - (6:03) 73 BPM
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Kasper Bjorke - "Choir Of Young Ravers" - (7:32) 113 BPM
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Zombies In Miami - "Flashback Mantra" - (7:10) 120 BPM
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Review: The latest missive from the Pachanga Boys' consistently impressive Hippie Dance label is an expansive affair. It gathers together a quintet of tried-and-tested dancefloor workouts, beginning with the dark and woozy, post-punk house throb of Paulor's "La Race". The Pachanga Boys weigh I with a previously unheard edit of Roman Flugel's wonky, bass-heavy box-jam "Deo", before Julia Dessagne dons the Fantastic Twins alias on the creepy, organ-heavy pulse of "Holiday". Elsewhere, Kaspar Bjork delivers a slick but atmospheric chunk of synth-heavy house ("Choir of Young Ravers"), and Zombies In Miami get all trippy and hypnotic on the mystical house of "Flashback Mantra".
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He Is The Voice I Hear
WSB 001
09 Jan 17
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He Is The Voice I Hear - (10:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: There's naturally been plenty of hype surrounding The Black Madonna's "He Is The Voice I Hear", which originally dropped on a single-sided 12" at the tail end of 2016. It's undoubtedly the fast-rising Chicagoan's best record to date, and feels like an unashamed tribute to Patrick Cowley's fine productions for disco icon Sylvester. While there are mournful notes - check the extended, beat-less piano intro -it doesn't take long to turn into a deliciously muscular, Italo-disco style chugger laden with razor-sharp strings, bubbling acid lines, and the kind of fluid piano solos that were once a hall mark of Frankie Knuckles' remixes. In other words, it's a fine contemporary disco record from one of dance music's most notable DJs of recent times.
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The Remixes
CLR 014
10 Feb 17
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Funk Bomb (feat Billy "Bass" Nelson - Doc Martin & Blakkat Sublevel live remix) - (6:14) 124 BPM
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Future 4 Love (feat Nick Monaco & Billy "Bass" Nelson - Jolly Mare remix) - (6:48) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dirty Leslie (feat Wolf + Lamb - Obas Nenor remix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
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Numb (feat Ebony Houston & Aquiles Navarro - David Marston & Myles Karp remix) - (6:16) 114 BPM
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Played by: Space Echo, Rebellious
Review: As the rather functional title suggests, this EP gathers together some fresh remixes of tracks from Soul Clap's superb 2016 full-length, the similarly imaginatively titled Soul Clap. Deep house veterans Doc Martin and Blakkat step up first, laying down a chunky but trippy re-make of "Funk Bomb" that sounds a little like a classic track by The Beloved. The Jolly Mare version of "Future 4 Love" is an attractive fusion of rubbery dub disco grooves and thrusting Italo-disco influences, while Obas Nenor does a terrific job in re-casting Wolf+Lamb collaboration "Dirty Leslie" as a quirky chunk of Mungolian Jet Set style nu-disco eccentricity. If you're after something a little more slick and soulful, David Marston and Myles Karp's gentle, trumpet-laden version of "Numb" more than fits the bill.
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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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Welcome To The Mutant Disco EP
SPRECHEN 008
06 Feb 17
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Take Me Higher - (5:33) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spanglish - (6:24) 111 BPM
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Take Me Higher (Gina Breeze remix) - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Spanglish (Rave-Enka remix) - (9:48) 119 BPM
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Review: For the latest EP on his fast-rising Sprechen imprint, Chris Massey has joined forces with Spanish producer James Rodriguez. As the title makes clear, the two original productions showcased here were inspired by the druggy, off-kilter world of early '80s mutant disco. They begin with "Take Me Higher", where effects-laden vocal samples and disco string stabs rise above a trippy, Italo-disco style arpeggio, before dipping the tempo on the spaced-out, proto-techno era electronic shuffle of "Spanglish". Gina Breeze provides a chunkier, heavier, dubbed-out interpretation of "Take Me Higher", before Rave-Enka turns "Spanglish" into a new beat-meets-early UK rave smasher.
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Orca
FBR 048
25 Nov 16
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Orca - (7:23) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Minke - (6:43) 125 BPM
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Logman's Beak - (5:33) 124 BPM
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Pygmy - (6:32) 122 BPM
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Review: Next up on Bristol's Futureboogie is Alex Warren aka Kiwi who has had previous releases on the likes of Optimo Music, Blase Boys Club and Sneaky Music in addition to promoting for well known London parties and clubs like Orlando Boom/Kate Boss and The Nest. The versatile producer wastes no time getting stuck in, starting out with the explosive "Orca" which features one of the most amazing arpeggios this side of "I Feel Love". There's more vintage, synth driven disco vibes on "Minke" or "Logmans Break" while the feel good nu-disco vibes of "Pygmy" are reminiscent of modern greats like Jay Shepheard or Milton Jackson.
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The Magic Room
PLAY 013
25 Nov 16
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The Magic Room (Dino Lenny & Seth Troxler Re edit) - (8:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Magic Room (Luke Solomon's 'Live Forever' remix) - (9:12) 120 BPM
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The Magic Room (Doorly Re Chunk mix) - (8:11) 120 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to refer to Dino Lenny as a "veteran": the Italian producer has been churning out dancefloor hits since the dawn of the '90s. This release sees him join forces with Cajual and Hot Creations regular Doorly for a loving tribute to the joys of club culture. The action centres on a meandering, largely spoken vocal describing a mesmerizing late night dancing experience in "The Magic Room". On the lead version - a tasty re-edit by Lenny and Seth Troxler - this is accompanied by "Lazy" style pianos, and a chunky, disco-tinged house groove. The low-slung guitars and bass are pushed to the fore on Doorly's energy-packed remix, while Luke Solomon doffs a cap to the jazz-flecked boompty sounds of Chicago on his busy rework.
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Paris Edits Vol 4
GAMM 106
06 Jan 17
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Everybody, Free Your Body - (8:59) 130 BPM
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Don't YouKnow, Baby - (5:11) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: G.A.M.M's man in Paris, Young Pulse, is a talented chap. His periodic re-edit releases on the long-serving Swedish label have been amongst the most impressive rework-heavy EPs of recent years. Volume 4 is a little less expansive than usual, boasting just two cuts; happily, though, both are superb. "Everybody, Free Your Body" is a soaring, spiraling rearrangement and extension of The Dells largely overlooked 1977 album cut "Get On Down", which sounds like the stuff memorable midnight moments are made of. On the virtual flipside you'll find the similarly soulful and funk-fuelled "Don't YouKnow, Baby", a superb straightening out and subtle beef-up of L.T.D's 1980 jam "Don'tcha Know".
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Slow Down EP
VMR 051
30 Jan 17
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Sunner Soul - "Slow Down" - (5:08) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sunner Soul - "Loveline" - (5:08) 115 BPM
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Fresh Wesley - "House Party" (VMR edit) - (5:18) 102 BPM
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Review: Here we have the second release of the year from our favourite Russian disco don, Sunner Soul. He's taking it mellow for January, hence the title "Slow Down EP". There are three slinky cuts to enjoy, two of which are by the man himself, with the title track being a delicious slice of four to the floor retro boogie, and "Loveline" rocking the percussion-heavy spacey funk vibe. Lastly we encounter the laid back, elastic bass and clavinet-laden funky sing-along "House Party" by Fresh Wesley and re-edited by VMR.
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Jazzy Days, Jazzy Nights
APERSONAL 25
04 Nov 16
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Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
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Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
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Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
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Review: After an extended summer break, Apersonal Music returns to action via a first EP in five years from Cisco Cisco. It opens with the comforting shuffle of "Jazzy Days", where intricate electric piano lines, woozy chords and soulful vocal samples ride a near horizontal, slow-house groove. It's accompanied by a trademark Ron Basejam remix, which retains the rich, jazzy deep house feel of the original, whilst adding a little more disco swagger. Further disco and boogie influences can be heard on "Jazzy Nights", which is a flickering, synth-heavy deep house treat. Andre Vegas' smooth, sweet and sultry interpretation of that track rounds off a fine E.P.
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LYSaR/NONE
FP 055
17 Feb 17
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None - (7:11) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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None (Willy Nickersen remix) - (5:02) 109 BPM
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LYSaR - (7:08) 124 BPM
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LYSaR (Willy Nickersen remix) - (5:11) 124 BPM
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Review: The latest Norwegian talent to join the Full Pupp family is Laars, a producer previously known for his involvement with Norse disco band Tog. The two tracks showcased here neatly fit into the Scandolearic blueprint, with Laars layering rising, blissfully Balearic synthesizer melodies over a chugging, arpeggio-style groove on brilliant opener "None". He flips the script a little on "LYSaR", clustering fizzing, intergalactic electronics, deep space riffs and jammed-out Clavinet lines around a rolling, cowbell and bongo heavy rhythm track. Willy Nickerson handles remix duties, first serving up a loose, dense, druggy and pitched-down interpretation of "None", before turning "LYSaR" into a spacey chunk of Afro-disco madness.
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Hotel Victoria EP
WD 36
24 Oct 16
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Kto Dat Nam Deszcz - (6:35) 108 BPM
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Bez Tego I Owego - (6:24) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zabawa W Stylu Folk - (6:00) 118 BPM
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Teleniedziela - (7:57) 118 BPM
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Review: Thanks to the sterling work done by the Very Polish Cut-Outs series, we're now all familiar with the previously hidden world of eccentric Eastern European disco. Now that label is no more, fellow Poles Holiday 80 are keen to continue its' good work. The Hotel Victoria EP contains fantastic reworks of four obscure, Balkan disco treats. It's packed with smashers from start to finish; check, for example, the acid-laden, muscular disco-strut of "Teleniedziela", the spiraling, rock-tinged camp of the charged-up "Zabawa W Stylu Folk", and the shuffling, filter-heavy sweetness of early '80s gem "Kta Dat Nam Deszcz". Best of all, though, is the American style disco-funk hustle of "Bez Tego I Owego", which contains some particularly wild organ solos.
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Fire! Fire!
PERMVAC 1561
17 Feb 17
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Theme From "Fire! Fire!" - (6:54) 119 BPM
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Despierta/Tus Sentidos (feat Zombies In Miami) - (8:31) 116 BPM
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Mother Nature Is Calling You - (9:14) 122 BPM
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Moreno - (6:11) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Having previously released music on a swathe of highly regarded labels - Correspondant, Hivern Discs and Young Adults included - Marvin & Guy pops up on Munich's long running Permanent Vacation imprint. The Italian duo is in typically eccentric mood, serving up a quartet of cuts that seem keen to avoid easy categorization. Check, for example, the psychedelia meets Itallo-disco at the Cosmic Club vibes of "Theme From 'Fire! Fire!'", the baggy and Balearic-minded shuffle of vocal curio "Mother Nature Is Calling You", and the clandestine, high octane thrills of "Moreno", which sounds like the '88 version of The KLF's "What Time Is Love" after a session in Italy's sleaziest club.
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Hope You Can Wait
JAL 232
03 Feb 17
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Hope You Can Wait - (3:15) 120 BPM
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Hope You Can Wait (Hot Toddy remix) - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Hope You Can Wait (Hot Toddy dub) - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bedroom Lies
ALPACA 036X
17 Feb 17
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Lose Your Love - (6:11) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Want Me, Hold Me - (6:11) 113 BPM
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Sxxy Dancer - (6:00) 120 BPM
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The Lady - (4:48) 117 BPM
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Fahrenheit/Celsius EP
CPG 007
03 Feb 17
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Fahrenheit - (5:18) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Celsius - (5:12) 115 BPM
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Celsius (Lauer remix) - (6:46) 115 BPM
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Farenheit (Jack Pattern Alien dub) - (6:32) 108 BPM
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Review: Norfolk's Cosmic Pint Glass label has barely put a foot wrong since launching back in 2015. Their latest release, an EP from occasional Young Adults contributor and Cosmic Kids member Daniel T, is predictably impressive, too. "Fahrenheit" sets the tone, with rich, Dam Funk style synthesizer chords and Freestyle-esque manipulated vocal samples clustering aroud a dirty analogue bassline and loose drum machine groove. The producer wanders further towards outer-space Italo-disco territory on "Celsius", which feels like a darker, druggy riff on the same blueprint. Phillip Lauer expertly re-interprets the latter track as a jaunty chunk of Balearic nu-disco, before Swiss trio Jack Pattern turn "Fahrenheit" into a dubby, ultra-cosmic epic.
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Uno Y Dos
TTD 037
03 Feb 17
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Uno Y Dos - (6:33) 95 BPM
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Uno Y Dos (instrumental version) - (6:29) 95 BPM
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Medicine Man - (6:59) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Medicine Man (instrumental version) - (7:01) 118 BPM
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Uno Y Dos (Jonathan Kusuma remix One) - (6:02) 117 BPM
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Medicine Man (Acid Hamam remix) - (11:22) 114 BPM
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Uno Y Dos (Jonathan Kusuma remix Two) - (7:29) 110 BPM
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Medicine Man (Richard Rossa remix) - (6:11) 111 BPM
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Bargrooves AprAss Ski 6.0
826194 350291
10 Feb 17
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Bargrooves Apres Ski 6.0 (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:29:12) 122 BPM
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Bargrooves Apres Ski 6.0 (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:15:04) 122 BPM
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Anabel Englund - "London Headache" (Purple Disco Machine remix) - (8:43) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Red Rack'em - "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger" - (8:09) 125 BPM
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Dennis Ferrer - "Right Thing" (feat Ben Westbeech) - (8:15) 123 BPM
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Black Motion - "Rainbow" (feat Xoli M) - (5:34) 124 BPM
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Sonny Fodera - "Promises" (feat Richard Walters) - (4:11) 122 BPM
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ATFC - "No Victim Song" (feat Hannah Williams) - (7:28) 125 BPM
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Jon Cutler - "It's Yours" (feat E-Man - Joey Negro remix) - (7:50) 126 BPM
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GotSome - "Just A Feeling" (Franky Rizardo remix) - (5:12) 125 BPM
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Jonas Rathsman - "Tobago" (Volta Bureau remix) - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "Winter's Anthem" - (9:27) 120 BPM
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Fred Everything - "Believe" (feat Kathy Diamond - Tanner Ross remix) - (7:10) 118 BPM
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Terrence Parker - "Finally" (feat Reno Ka - Louie Vega's Dance Ritual mix) - (9:59) 122 BPM
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Michelle Weeks & Dawn Tallman - "We're Gonna Make It" (feat Laquana Jones - DJ Spen mix) - (7:04) 127 BPM
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Kings Of Tomorrow - "You Got Me Dancing" - (4:54) 126 BPM
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The DangerFeel Newbies - "Swingin' With The New Jacks" (Kai Alce DISTINCTIVE remix) - (5:37) 123 BPM
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Toto Chiavetta - "Revolution Has Come" - (5:15) 125 BPM
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Metro Area - "Pina" (SWAG's 'Mas Jugo' dub) - (7:57) 122 BPM
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Noir - "Music 4 Me" - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Huxley & Shenoda - "Premier" - (5:25) 123 BPM
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Larse - "Wanna Be Like You" (feat Lisa Shaw) - (6:10) 121 BPM
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My System Echo - "So Near" - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Funky People - "Funky People" (feat Cassio Ware - Knee Deep's Funky Club mix) - (6:58) 122 BPM
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Magic - "Magic" - (9:13) 125 BPM
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Andrea Oliva - "Decomposing" - (7:39) 123 BPM
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Cuebur - "I See You" (feat Vikter Duplaix) - (5:20) 120 BPM
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Nomumbah - "Words" - (5:47) 122 BPM
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Soul Minority - "Feel Da Muzik" - (5:48) 117 BPM
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Miguel Migs - "We Can Make It" (feat Omar) - (5:06) 120 BPM
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The Hue - "Spaced Out" - (5:58) 109 BPM
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Matthias Vogt - "Falling" (feat Andrew Herbertson - full vocal) - (5:00) 124 BPM
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Today Is The Day
ATH 041
03 Feb 17
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Today Is The Day (Hot mix) - (3:18) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Today Is The Day (Shadow Hills mix) - (3:18) 114 BPM
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Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: Massive boogie joint from 1982, Frazelle's "Today Is The Day" packs the same punch it did 35 years ago; stomping beats, salubrious guitars, widescreen production and gutsy vocals from Ken Frazelle himself. Powerful in the lyrical, technical and party dynamics this is a huge dancefloor record... This reissue is long overdue. You know what to do.
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Intermission
GRM 009
10 Feb 17
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Venerda - (7:08) 122 BPM
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Sabato - (6:24) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Domenica - (8:01) 120 BPM
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Review: Carlos "Carlo" Alvarez returns to Good Ratio Music for the first time since 2015, and this time he's got company. All three tracks on Intermission were co-produced by Black Loops, a Berlin-based Italian who has previously released solo material on Toy Tronics and Gruuv. All three cuts here are rich, loose and funk-fuelled, with the duo doing their best to combine carefully chosen disco and jazz-funk samples with their own beats and basslines. The real killer is arguably "Venerdi", in which swirling strings and clipped guitars ride a loose-but-bumpin' disco-house groove. If you're after something altogether deeper, check the clicking drum machine percussion, gentle chords and bubbly electronics of closer "Domenica".
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Flying Circus EP
FJ 008
06 Feb 17
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Flying Circus - (6:39) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flying Circus (Borrowed Identity remix) - (6:08) 121 BPM
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Latenight Flight - (6:29) 116 BPM
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In The Air - (6:04) 117 BPM
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Review: For his latest audio adventure, Footjob founder Phonk D has joined forces with old pal Le Rubrique for a joint foray into the world of quirky disco-house. Opener "Flying Circus" is something of a cheeky dancefloor treat, and features the duo melding cut-up elements from a familiar, disco-era anthem with swinging house beats and a seriously chunk bassline. Borrowed Identity provides a smoother but still eccentric deep house revision of that tune, before Phonk and Rubrique wrap spacey, stretched-out synth chords over a snappy house groove on the quietly impressive "Latenight Flight". A tasty package is completed by the wonky, Syclops-style electronics, slipped Italo-disco arpeggio lines and hazy disco samples of "In The Air".
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Disco Forever The Sound Of Underground Disco
BBECD 034D
25 Nov 08
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Various Artists - "Dimitri From Paris Mix" (continuous mix) - (1:13:58) 120 BPM
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Eastside Connection - "You're So Right For Me" - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Milton Hamilton - "My Love Supreme" - (5:42) 127 BPM
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Charanga 76 - "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" - (9:43) 114 BPM
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The LTG Exchange - "Corazon" - (6:26) 127 BPM
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Dc La Rue - "Cathedrals" - (7:33) 119 BPM
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La Pregunta - "Chameleon" - (7:28) 119 BPM
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Crashers - "Flight To Jamaica" (original 12") - (5:14) 115 BPM
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Two Man Sound - "Que Tal America" (Richie Rivera's edit) - (4:48) 129 BPM
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Touch - "Love Hangover" (original album) - (3:58) 116 BPM
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Silver, Platinum & Gold - "I Got A Thing" (Dimitri From Paris Richard Jones, Andrae Moore's disco re-edit) - (7:23) 133 BPM
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Pat Lundy - "Work Song" (original 12") - (7:24) 120 BPM
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Skylite - "Smile" (original 12") - (8:35) 125 BPM
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Jimmy Roma - "Beyond The Galaxy" (original 12") - (6:55) 132 BPM
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Bambu - "I Don't Wanna Lose It" - (9:25) 129 BPM
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Jeanne Napoli - "Lets Make Love" (12") - (7:21) 128 BPM
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Love Committee - "Just As Long As I Got You" (Dimitri From Paris' disco re-edit) - (7:49) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Universal Robot Band - "Barely Breaking Even" (John Morales long version) - (11:02) 115 BPM
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Brainstorm - "We're On Our Way Home" (parts 1 & 2) - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Lonely Planet
RBCD 09DIGITAL
13 Jan 17
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Lonely Planet - (3:47) 69 BPM
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Trance Encounters - (5:19) 95 BPM
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Today (feat Sui Zhen) - (4:57) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Warp Odyssey - (5:40) 118 BPM
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Voices - (8:54) 80 BPM
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Kingdom Animalia - (4:32) 74 BPM
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Healing Feeling - (3:47) 120 BPM
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Review: Aussie adventurer Tornado Wallace seems to be getting better with age. Over recent years, he's delivered a string of brilliantly evocative, sun-kissed releases for the likes of ESP Institute, Beats In Space and Second Circle. Lonely Planet is his debut album, and it could well be his strongest release to date. The seven tracks are dreamy, trippy and atmospheric - we'd expect nothing less - and draw on a far wider palette of Balearic influences than we've heard on previous experiences. Coupled with a new-found desire to include more live instrumentation (particularly glistening, Peter Green style guitar passages, drums and exotic flutes), the result is an album that's as evocative, dreamy and humid as anything he's produced to date. In other words, it's a great album and comes highly recommended.
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Way Back Home EP
RNTD 020
15 Aug 16
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - original mix) - (6:35) 120 BPM
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Seb's Party (original mix) - (6:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun Alt mix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods Alt mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM
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Review: Razor 'N' Tape has been slowly expanding its' outlook in recent years, focusing on original productions just as much as re-edits. Here, they've pulled off something of a coup by snapping up two fresh cuts from Dutch heavyweights Kraak & Smaak. There's the clipped Chic guitars, jaunty analogue bass, undulating Syclops lead lines and gravelly soul vocals of "Way Back Home", and the filter-heavy disco-house throb of "Seb's Party". The package also includes two tasty re-rubs apiece from Ben Sun and Tiger & Woods. Sun offers up a smooth, nu-disco/deep house fusion, followed by a chunkier, classic house sounding affair, while Tiger & Woods offer two superb variants on the same throbbing, electrofunk-meets-Balearic piano house template.
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Sign
ISM 080X
03 Feb 17
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Control (original mix) - (5:41) 120 BPM
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Sign (Yam Who? remix) - (7:07) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Life (original mix) - (5:43) 120 BPM
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Sign (original mix) - (5:24) 119 BPM
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Review: For a short while back in the late 80s there was luxurious crossover of house, soul and hip-hop. These Soul II Soul/Cold Cut & Lisa Stansfield-style vibes were explored more recently with Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore but here on the Sign EP Kane & Gleeson really go for it. "Control" and "Sign" both feature the style's deep, rolling bass, fuzzy synths, gentle piano and soulful vocals. Elsewhere "Life" is a bit housier with late 80s Ibiza vibes thrown into the mix (think French Kiss/Sueno Latino) and the title track is given a disco makeover by none other than YamWho?
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Inside The Outside
NEIN 1706
10 Feb 17
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Inside The Outside - (5:55) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hot - (4:34) 120 BPM
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Inside The Outside (Low Manuel mix) - (5:27) 118 BPM
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Inside The Outside (Dombrance mix) - (6:12) 116 BPM
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Hot (Alda mix) - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Review: Tronik Youth's Nein is the go-to label for anyone who loves punky alternative electronic dance music. The anti EDM label if ever there was one, here they bring us Inside The Outside by the Berlin-dwelling Pardon Moi (aka James Brook & Thomas Freudenthal). The title track is a hauntingly stunning cold wave lament in the vein of early 80s band New Musik. Low Manuel turn the tune into a minimal electro-pop ballad and Dombrance fleshes it out with beefy beats and synth pads. Meanwhile "Hot" is pure late 70s analogue electronics that's given a glammy electroclash makeover by Aida.
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Okay Okay/Hey Ciao Tu (Officially Edited & Remastered)
EDITORSKUTZ009D
23 Jan 17
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Okay Okay (Remastered) - (4:18) 113 BPM
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Okay Okay (Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted edit) - (6:05) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Okay Okay (Lillo Carillo & Deaf Kick edit) - (6:19) 120 BPM
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Hey Ciao Tu (Guido Minisky/The Reflex edit) - (6:21) 123 BPM
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Review: For this release, Editor's Kutz has flipped the script slightly, officially licensing a couple of classic Italian disco cuts by author-turned-composer Pino D'Angio. The freshly re-mastered "Okay Okay" is something of an eccentric curiosity, with D'Angio providing super-fast Italian rap vocals over a groovy disco backing-track loosely based on McFadden & Whitehead's "Ain't No Stopping Us Now". It's accompanied by two fresh re-edits: a subtle, punchier touch-up from Sleazy McQueen and Vinyladdicted, and a filter-heavy disco-house interpretation by Lilo and Deaf Kick. Finally, and arguably most impressively, the Reflex subtly adjusts Guido Minisky's brilliant re-edit of D'Angio's sax-laden, boogie era jazz-funk workout "HeyCiao Tu".
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Poly Valence EP
LF 001D
09 Feb 17
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Movin' On - (6:32) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Poly Valence - (6:12) 120 BPM
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#5 - (5:44) 118 BPM
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Movin' On (Awanto 3 remix) - (9:27) 110 BPM
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DTO - (7:10) 120 BPM
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I Got - (4:37) 123 BPM
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I Got (Sjamsoedin remix) - (6:57) 126 BPM
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Awake Again - (3:10) 113 BPM
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Review: This debut from Dutch imprint Le Freund, produced by sometime Rhythm Section International producer Duke Hugh, won heaps of praise when it was recently released on vinyl. Thrillingly, this expanded digital download edition boasts four additional tracks. There's plenty to set the pulse racing throughout, from the fireside-warm broken house/space boogie fusion of "Movin' On" and analogue deep house melodiousness of "Poly Valence", to the ultra-deep hypnotism of "I Got" and the poignant melancholy of "Awake Again". Awanto 3's epic remix of "Movin On" - a feast of delay-laden percussion hits, jaunty synth bass and loved-up chords - is also pretty darn hot.
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Heads
MIDRIOTD 079
26 Sep 16
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We Want Prince (Yam Who? Rework) - (5:31) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Heads - (6:52) 118 BPM
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Rubbanova - (8:05) 124 BPM
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We Want Prince - (5:31) 118 BPM
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Deal With This - (5:45) 123 BPM
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Review: If you swap the first letters of Judge Funk's name, you get Fudge Junk. We're still trying to work out if that actually means anything at all. However, whilst we all ponder that existential question, lets listen to the music. Yam Who? pack five JF tracks in this single on their Midnight Riot label. Including their own take on "We Want Prince", where the original's crowd-chanting elastic bass hysteria becomes the funkiest disco-funk this side of Minneapolis. Elsewhere "Heads" is thumping mid-80s electro soul, "Rubbanova" is brassy, Loveboat-era boogie and "Deal With This" is deliriously glamorous shimmering disco-house escapism.
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Raw Instrumental 2
PW 12
27 Jan 17
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The Rhythm - (6:11) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oh Baby - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Can't Live Without Your Love - (7:27) 120 BPM
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Night Drive - (4:48) 120 BPM
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House Head - (7:41) 122 BPM
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Oh Baby (instrumental) - (5:43) 123 BPM
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Losing My Edge - (7:17) 123 BPM
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Excess - (6:11) 124 BPM
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Review: Parisian house gangster and all round unstoppable force Phil Weeks is back: on Robsoul of course! With Raw Instrumental 2 be prepared for some rough and raw, looped up shenanigans that all wear the unmistakable grit of the Akai MPC on them. Starting off in fine form with the deep down and dirty jack of "The Rhythm" or the brazen disco flava of "Can't Live Without Your Love" or the lo-slung funk dynamics of "Night Drive". There's fine form later on and throughout, such as on the fittingly titled "House Head" which really works that infectious sense of swing that the big white box does oh so well. We must also mention the gutsy closer "Excess" which works those dusty loops into a mighty crescendo just like the Chi-town master DJ Sneak could do back in the day.
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Good Time EP
VMR 050
09 Jan 17
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Prelude - (1:03) 138 BPM
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Fuwafuwa Groove - (5:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Good Time - (5:57) 116 BPM
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Dreamin - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Ready To Back - (5:13) 115 BPM
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Rescue Of Time - (5:14) 120 BPM
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Review: Sunner Soul is clearly determined to start 2017 in a positive mood. His first EP of the year urges us to have a Good Time, with the producer doing his bit to spread sunshine via a string of impressively warm and summery re-edits. He begins with a blissful ambient tool - perfect for mix intros and such - before expertly reworking a global disco shuffler ("Fuwafuwa Groove"). The swirling peak-time disco of "Good Time" is next, followed by an expertly executed cut-up of Evelyn 'Champagne' King boogie classic "Love Come Down" that offers a subtle nod towards Tiger and Woods. The sweaty disco-funk bump of "Ready To Back" and horn-heavy groover "Rescue Of Time" complete an excellent package.
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Lost In Echo
MIDRIOTD 090
06 Feb 17
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You Don't Know - (6:26) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tell Me Something - (6:20) 107 BPM
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Say You'll Be - (5:35) 106 BPM
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Review: Greek re-editor and remixer C Da Afro was one of the nu-disco success stories of 2016, so hopes are naturally high for his first outing of 2017. Lost In Echo is predictably strong, offering up a trio of tracks that gleefully blurs the boundaries between re-editing and original production. We're particularly enjoying the low-slung disco-funk grooves, fluid additional percussion hits, breezy vocals and dub disco effects of "Say You'll Be Mine", though sweet, boogie-based opener "You Don't Know" - all meandering organ lines, loved-up chord progressions, rubbery guitars and sing-along vocals - is arguably the EP's most floor-friendly moment. The pitched-down disco camp of "Tell Me Something" is pleasingly dubbed-out, too.
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Just Do You
SNDW 12024D
09 Dec 16
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Just Do You (feat Mara TK) - (6:19) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just Do Dub - (6:21) 63 BPM
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Only You (feat Toby Laing) - (6:50) 63 BPM
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Just Do You (instrumental) - (6:19) 63 BPM
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Played by: BRENDON P, Folamour
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All Humans After All
LIH 020
16 Jan 17
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Tanzania - (6:35) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Need Me - (7:15) 122 BPM
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Are You Somebody - (6:19) 117 BPM
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Humans After All - (6:51) 122 BPM
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Review: Fresh from an acclaimed outing on FACES, Giovanni Damico pops up on Marcel Vogel's inspired Lumberjacks In Hell label. The Italian producer is naturally in fine form here, with "Tanzania" - a breezy, house-friendly rework of what sounds like a Tanzanian boogie cut - being one of the most addictive and life-affirming edits we've heard this month. You'll find more wiggling synthesizer lines on the deliciously dreamy and evocative deep house shuffler "I Need Me", while "Are You Somebody" is a successful exercise in subtly beefing up a low-slung disco-funk number. As if that wasn't enough to set the juices flowing, he completes a brilliant E.P with the jazz-fuelled deep house smokiness of "Humans After All".
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Electric Blue/Pearl
CINCIN 006
10 Feb 17
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New Jackson - "Electric Blue" (original) - (9:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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New Jackson - "Ghost Stomp" (Orginal) - (4:36) 120 BPM
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Elliott Lion - "Pearl" (original) - (5:51) 125 BPM
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Elliott Lion - "Athens" (original) - (7:53) 125 BPM
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The Best Of Disco Demands: A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music (compiled by Al Kent)
BBE 173CDG
09 Jan 12
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Cheryl Berdell - "Giving It All To You" - (6:10) 128 BPM
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Executive Suite - "Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk'in With Me)" - (5:46) 125 BPM
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Disco Warriors - "Cumbaya Disco" - (5:48) 121 BPM
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The Sandpebbles Of Barbados - "Suntan" - (4:59) 127 BPM
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The Fans - "Dr Dunk (Ballad Of Dr J)" - (4:45) 129 BPM
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TC & Company - "Let's Go Disco" - (6:11) 134 BPM
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Chocolate & Joy - "Dog It" - (6:40) 134 BPM
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Omni - "Disco Socks" - (4:44) 126 BPM
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Curtis - "How Can I Tell Her" - (8:33) 127 BPM
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Silver & Platinum & Gold - "Just Friends" - (4:45) 119 BPM
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The Peoples' Workshop - "Funkathone" - (5:18) 130 BPM
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Chocolate City Connection - "Take The Music To The Party" - (6:36) 121 BPM
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Universal Robot Band - "Disco Boogie Woman" - (6:31) 123 BPM
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Stringfield Family - "The Sound Of Disco Rock" - (5:17) 129 BPM
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The Firebolts - "Everybody Party (Get Down)" - (7:23) 126 BPM
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Livin' Proof - "Theme From Livin' Proof" - (7:26) 120 BPM
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Puff - "(You Got Me) In The Mood" - (7:04) 133 BPM
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Cordial - "Wave" - (7:41) 136 BPM
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Don Renaldo Strings - "Fiddlin' Around" - (2:37) 120 BPM
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Jimmy Sabater - "To Be With You" - (7:15) 131 BPM
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Crosstown Traffic - "Party People" - (7:27) 130 BPM
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Alex & His Soul Messengers - "Hail To Guyana" - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Harold Butler & The Connection - "Gold Connection" - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Ike Noble - "Dance, Dance, Dance To The Music (Y'All)" - (6:03) 129 BPM
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The Legal Defense - "The Disco Stomp" - (4:26) 124 BPM
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Panache - "Sweet Jazz Music" - (7:32) 126 BPM
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Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion - "Get Ready" - (6:16) 134 BPM
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Arts & Craft - "I've Been Searching" - (7:36) 123 BPM
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Hot Ice - "Dancing Free" - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Volstarr - "Dancin'" - (4:10) 126 BPM
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Superbs - "Party Together" - (6:47) 131 BPM
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Gordon's War - "The Rock Is Gonna Get You" - (6:04) 129 BPM
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Alice Street Gang - "Bahia (Also Sprach Zarathustra)" - (5:47) 126 BPM
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Althea Forest & Togetherness - "Hey Mister" - (5:53) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mirror - "Give It Up" - (4:59) 123 BPM
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The Live Experience - "Disco Joint" - (6:11) 122 BPM
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Bobby Sanders & Magic - "Strung Out" - (3:49) 123 BPM
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The Good Life Ltd - "I Got It" - (7:59) 131 BPM
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Al Tanner - "Doing Our Own Thang" - (6:34) 137 BPM
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Arthur King - "Fear" - (7:05) 132 BPM
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Sylvano Santorio - "We've Got It" - (7:24) 134 BPM
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Mr Q - "Party Party" - (5:29) 117 BPM
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Power Of Attorney - "You Got Over On Me" - (2:53) 117 BPM
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Sizzle - "Love Is All Around" (feat La Rom Baker) - (8:48) 123 BPM
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Brooklyn Express - "Back In Time" - (6:38) 108 BPM
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Review: Long before disco-digging and needless re-editing became the pastime of a generation, Glaswegian graphic designer-turned-DJ Al Kent was doing both. For proof, check his acclaimed, illicit Disco Demands series. Originally launched in 2000 as an outlet for his obsession with barely-known 1970s dance music, it quickly became a conduit for his painstakingly faithful re-edits of long-forgotten disco records. Having seen his stock rise of late, BBE have decided to re-issue each of the five volumes in one bumper box set. For those with a love of disco's stranger fringes, The Best Of Disco Demands should be required listening. With 45 stonking cuts - some re-edits, others original studio versions - across five discs, it's an essential indulgence for disco heads everywhere.
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