|MY CURRENCY: USD | MY COUNTRY: USA|
Features the latest dance music news, interviews, music and tech reviews, podcasts & more...Visit Juno Plus
DJ & STUDIO EQUIPMENT
Massive range of equipment and accessories for DJs and studio use.Visit Juno DJ
VINYL & CDs
11 Jun 13
10 Jun 13
10 Jun 13
Played by: Spilt Milk
Review: For his latest release, Spain's Angel Funke dips his toes in the still waters of collaboration, teaming up with the less flamboyantly monikered Alex Brinken. It's all about the party for these producers, they don't really do the chin stroking stuff. Instead they prefer to make music to have fun to. "Disco Bologna" combines 'Ring My Bell'-style musical motifs and Speak & Spell vocals, two retro sounds that you would never had heard at the same time (unless you brought your kids out clubbing. If so, bad parent!). Elsewhere the best remix the most intense one, supplied by The Funky Factory.
10 Jun 13
Review: One of Kojak Giant Sounds' best moments comes to digital for the first time. These two Lefttside Wobble edits originally slipped out on 12" in 2010, and have remained in the box of discerning DJs ever since. The uplifting, low-down version of Ashford and Simpson's "Don't Cost You Nothing" is teased and tweaked to perfection, with the track's celebratory feel and springy groove rightly treated with respect. The drum breaks sound fiercer than ever, too, with plenty of subtle build and the odd dose of tape delay to keep things moving. The dubby, extended rework of Esther Philips' "All The Way Down" - all relentless bass, dubwise effects and Blaxploitation hustle - is also killer. Don't sleep.
27 May 13
Played by: Moonoton
Review: Beastie Respond aka Tobias Pedersen was due for an LP on his home label, Teal Recordings, an imprint reserved solely for the most cutting-edge house-bass hybrids and including some seriously tough works by none other than Kowton and West Norwood Cassette Library! His debut full-length work comes in the form of eleven, rough and ready dance-floor cuts spanning techno, electro, broken beat and all things bass-heavy. We certainly have a good few tips out of the bag, including the wonderful opener that is "Werk", a kind of sci-fi induced head-nodder; the grinding Afrika Bambaata bass of "Sunkisz"; "Fictitious Nostalgia" with its humming low-ends and videogame atmospherics; and the jungle-glitch patterns of "UL90". Beastie Respond comes through thick and fast.
01 Jun 13
Review: Welcome to the future. Welcome to the past. Whichever direction you wish to travel, the Capitan will take you there in style. Cruising in a gas-guzzling disco edit machine, his vibes sing to any floors from the 70s right through until tomorrow. Each of these grooves have already been tried and tested with full vocals attached now Chopshop have commissioned a full set of instrumentals for added DJ creativity. Highlights include the reverb saturation on "Firehoes" guitar licks, the Chic-style bass juice on "Love Me Crazy" and the heavy horn action on "Play It Again". Ideal for all summer shenanigans, Futuro and Chopshop have delivered some serious goodness right here.
22 May 13
Review: On a retro TV show, Imagination singer Lee John discussed how everybody thought they were an impossibly glamourous an beautifully produced American soul act...until they learnt that they were from Brixton. After that they were just dismissed as a camp joke. Thankfully the passing of time has proved them to be the former, resulting in many respectful tributes, if maybe one too many unnecessary re-edits. Also included are retweaks of Alphonse Mouzon's wonderful "Everybody Get Down" and the electro-squiggles/funk of Stephanie Mills' "You Can Get Over".