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Dying To Dance
MMD 020
09 May 16
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Lonely Town Lonely Street - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trust Me - (4:30) 118 BPM
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Dying To Dance - (5:26) 117 BPM
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Mechanical Body - (6:12) 102 BPM
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Change Of Mind - (6:28) 113 BPM
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Review: Lately Leeds' Deelicious has seen his loose and groovy tunes grace the likes of Sound Exhibitions and Disco Fruit. Here he rolls out five sizzling new bangers. The urgent slice of socially conscious funk, "Lonely Town Lonely Street", kicks things off, "Trust Me" incorporates housier filtered loops into the mix and the title track is celebratory slice of disco-pop with some ace bloc-rocking breaks and punk-funk bass work. Elsewhere we enter orbit with the melodramatic sci-fi boogie of "Mechanical Body" and "Change Your Mind" is an amazing example of early underground dance music reconfigured by a 21st century perspective.
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Street Disco
MMD 019
11 Apr 16
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Street Disco - (7:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Your Luv - (8:21) 121 BPM
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Freak Mouse - (7:57) 118 BPM
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Prance With Me - (7:38) 123 BPM
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Review: Despite hailing from modern day Norway, Lux Experience's heart remains firmly in the USA during the heady days of the 1970s. Nothing wrong with that as nothing really tops the thrill of the original disco explosion during that wild decade. Here he unearths four more long gems from that time and retweaks them for contemporary dancefloors. "Street Disco" is and accelerated proto-hiHRG opener, "Your Luv" begins as classic French Touch-style diva loops before expanding into more stripped backed boogie and "Freak Mouse" is a bass driven chant-along. Lastly "Prance With Me" wraps things up with some seriously elastic party vibes.
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Eloge De La Lenteur Part 2
ONDLP 02
13 May 16
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The Movement - (3:28) 117 BPM
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No Trouble No Men - (6:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep Dip - (5:07) 124 BPM
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The Right Color - (3:45) 109 BPM
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Hot Saussice - (6:15) 125 BPM
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Lunatique - (4:20) 93 BPM
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Review: Back in March, Ondule label boss Joss Moog and Sebastien "Around7" Guertau unveiled their 4th Sign project, launching with a fine collection of soul-flecked deepness. This speedy follow-up is every bit as alluring, with the French duo effortlessly floating between a variety of dancefloor moods and tempos. Contrast, for example, the smoky, mid-tempo jazz-house of "The Movement", the string-drenched, sumptuously soulful bump of "Deep Dip", and the near horizontal, slow house head-nod of closer "Lunatique". For those keen on more energetic dancefloor flavours, they've also included a pair of charged-up disco house smashers ("The Right Color", and "Hot Saussice").
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10 Years Of Tsuba Pt 2
TSUBA 085B
16 May 16
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Galcher Lustwerk - "Nu Day" (Jimpster edit) - (5:47) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Williams - "Pinball" (Fort Romeau mix) - (6:10) 110 BPM
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Roy Comanchero - "Hypba" - (5:58) 118 BPM
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Kevin Griffiths - "Satori" - (5:42) 118 BPM
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Review: Tsuba's ten year anniversary - that's right, it has been that long already - has been marked with hit after hit from a wide selection of artists from across the house kingdom. In fact, for this 2nd instalment of the festivities, we have White Material frontman Galcher Lustwerk remixed by the inimitable Jimpster, with the latter putting a more starry-eyed mechanic onto the original; For Romeau complete the A-side with a vintage-sounding remix of "Pinball" by Williams. On the flip, Roy Comanchero drops the Chicago bass over a minimal sort of percussion groove on "Hypba". Kevin Griffiths adds a little acid to the jingly 707 beat of "Satori", and completes a stellar EP from the magnetic Tsuba.
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Get Loose
MIDRIOTD 070
02 May 16
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Halleluyah - (7:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alone - (6:51) 115 BPM
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That Sound - (6:18) 116 BPM
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Get Loose - (6:15) 114 BPM
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Review: It's become something of a cliche to point out Rayko's restless productivity, but it's nevertheless true that the Spanish producer does release rather a lot of material. To be fair to the Madrid man, this four-tracker for Midnight Riot is one of his stronger efforts. He begins with the life-affirming pianos and gospel vocals of "Hallelujah", before providing a sun-kissed re-dub of Fleetwood Mac's Balearic classic "Big Love" (here re-titled "Alone"). "That Sound" delivers an attractive blend of wiggly boogie synths, sharp riffs and fuzzy rock guitars, while "Get Loose" is a mostly instrumental re-recording of the Aleems' breakdance era electrofunk classic of the same name.
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Pascia
RB 162
15 Apr 16
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Pascia - (6:58) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Damnson - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Pascia (Voodoo Effect mix) - (5:55) 124 BPM
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Pasciaa (dub) - (6:07) 124 BPM
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Wolfep033
WOLFEP 033
21 Mar 16
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Get Together - (5:51) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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2poor4change - (4:51) 113 BPM
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2poor4change (Hodini remix) - (3:10) 116 BPM
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Get Together (Space BE Awkward mix) - (6:48) 121 BPM
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Review: The story of how this record on Wolf Music came to be is a shining beacon of how the underground works at its finest. Booked to play Dortmund venue Oma Doris last year, the Wolf lads were handed a CD of demos from young resident DJ Mr Fries which had them very impressed. Soon after label and artist shook hands, and now Mr Fries becomes Wolf Music's Dortmund correspondent with this blissful 5 track EP. The young German is a fine fit for the Wolf cause, brandishing a deep take on house that's got just the right amount of dust and plenty of soul in the samples used. We'd wager Mr Fries was signed up on the strength of lead track "Get Together" alone! Money $ex Records alumnus Hodini and long-time Wolf affiliate Garth BE provide extra sweetness on remix duties.
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BonusBeats Vol 1
HOME TAPING 21
09 May 16
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Hot Summer Nights - (7:03) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Atmo (feat Paul Cut) - (6:56) 125 BPM
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Together Beats - (5:44) 123 BPM
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Something To Believe - (6:11) 125 BPM
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Review: Hometaping Is Killing Music, the Scottish imprint devoted to the underground, is back this time with Italian young gun Nicholas on the Bonus Beats 1 EP. Things kick off with "Hot Nights" which offers as deadly a sample usage of Minnie Ripperton as the Linkwood classic "R.I.P.". Also on the A side is "Atmo" featuring Paul Cut; more deep and soulful funk grooves for fans of KDJ style jams. On the flip we've got the pumping percussive DJ tool "Together (Beats)" which is a welcome addition to any serious DJs arsenal and finally "Something To Believe" which gets back on the soul train in delightful '70s retrovert fashion.
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Pusic Records Va 007
PSC 007
06 May 16
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Funkyjaws - "Burr" (Sam Irl remix) - (4:21) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Snacks - "Between You & Me" (Ooft! remix) - (6:40) 119 BPM
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Mazzomba - "Untitled 1" (Uffe remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
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Andy Hart/Max Graef - "Gefleckte Gauklerblume" (Borrowed Identity remix) - (6:26) 122 BPM
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7 Citizens - "Muse" (Snuff Crew remix) - (8:07) 124 BPM
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Played by: GOLDBOY, Weedyman
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Back In The Days
TOYT 046
08 Feb 16
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Back In The Days - (5:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jugendstil - (5:47) 116 BPM
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+++ - (5:47) 123 BPM
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Humbled (Bonus Track) - (7:32) 120 BPM
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Review: To date, Bavarian duo Coeo has released a number of quietly impressive deep house singles on a variety of labels, including Let's Play House, Seven Music and Dabit. Back In The Days sees them return to the Toy Tonics imprint they last graced back in 2014. There's a classic disco-house-meets-contemporary deep house feel to the groovy and attractive title track, while "Jugendstil" adds hazy jazz influences to the same successful formula. The bizarrely titled "+++" throws African vocal and drum samples into the mix, combining them with bold string riffs and unfussy house beats to excellent effect. Finally, bonus track "Humbled" sees the duo return to their filter-sporting best, with the results sounding like a fusion of Soundstream and Tom Trago.
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10 Years Of Tsuba Pt 1
361459 7581322
04 Apr 16
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Detroit Swindle - "Not Another Sometimes" - (5:58) 124 BPM
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Matthew Styles - "Off The Grid" - (7:53) 125 BPM
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The Carter Bros - "Tempting Fate Disco" - (6:24) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: 10 Years of Kevin Griffiths respected house imprint already? You bet and they're celebrating in style with some staples of their artist roster in the form of Amsterdam's Detroit Swindle with their bleepy and bumpy tech house jam "Not Another Sometimes", UK underground stalwart now based in Berlin Matthew Styles is back too with the soulful, hi-tech melodicism of "Off The Grid" and Adelaide heroes Gavin and Tim Carter are on form as always with the dirty, jackin' and downright funky "Tempting Fate Disco" whose loopy disco goodness will set any dancefloor on fire.
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If Only I Could
826194 325893
01 Apr 16
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If Only I Could (Liem remix) - (7:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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If Only I Could (Boston Bun remix) - (5:32) 128 BPM
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If Only I Could (Sir Piers & Russ Jay 'curious' remix) - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Brazil Breakdown Part 2
GAMM 096
12 Sep 14
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Xico Da Silva - (7:28) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Gira - (6:51) 110 BPM
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Esquindin Din - (5:03) 105 BPM
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Review: Aroop Roy - London based soul boy 'of many dimensions' - has been pretty silent for nearly a year. Perhaps he just went on holiday in some exotic far-flung dimension, but he's back now, all guns blazing. Brazil Breakdown Part 2 features three spicy cuts of feverish retro Latin funk, all boasting irresistible beach party grooves and seductively catchy vocals.
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Remixes From The Other Side (Part II)
CRM 158
13 May 16
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Trouble At The Seance (Kolsch remix) - (8:58) 123 BPM
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Adventures Of The Ancient Moons (Juan Atkins/Kimyon Huggins remix) - (6:40) 122 BPM
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Sacred Dance Of The Demon (Gorgon City remix) - (7:20) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eyes Won't Let Me Hide (DrumTalk remix) - (6:57) 135 BPM
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We Will Return (Francesca Lombardo remix) - (6:57) 123 BPM
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Played by: Pablo del Monte
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Thug Life
MIDRIOTD 061
01 Feb 16
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Thug Life - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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When You Get The Groove - (5:56) 124 BPM
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Gwen - (7:55) 114 BPM
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Real Love - (6:18) 123 BPM
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Movin' - (6:57) 123 BPM
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Sylvia - (5:57) 94 BPM
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Review: Midnight Riot's latest recruit, the wonderfully named His Dirty Secrets, hails from the steamy, sleazy surrounds of Miami. His music is similarly saucy, with this debut EP offering a sextet of tracks that effortlessly blend soul, disco, funk and boogie samples with his own warm, goodtime house sounds. There's naturally much to admire, from the funk-goes-house hustle of "When You Get The Groove" and bouncy, string-laden disco-house stomp of "Real Love" (built around an oh-so familiar classic), to the loved-up, slo-mo chug of "Sylvia", and rich deep house opener "Thug Life". All told, it's a strong collection of tried-and-tested dancefloor grooves.
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Toasty
LOB 024
06 May 16
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Toasty - (5:39) 125 BPM
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Review: It's Friday so that means another taster from Redlight's upcoming Templates Mixtape Vol 1. is here. According to the Lobster Boy main man, "Toasty" is a "cheeky little belter" and bodes well for the overall mixtape. Driven forward by Redlight's trademark feel-good basslines and crisp drum programming, there is a gal-force energy to "Toasty" that the dancefloor will immediately resonate with.
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Gruff EP
HOD 014
29 Jan 16
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Gruff - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Gruff (Ron Basejam remix) - (8:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Freebooter - (5:39) 122 BPM
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Orchard - (6:13) 118 BPM
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Gruff (Snacks remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
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Freebooter (Harry Wolfman remix) - (5:05) 126 BPM
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Review: Not quite house, not quite disco, Fouk (aka Daniel Leseman and Hans 'Junktion' Peeman) straddle both worlds, utlising the best of both in their quest for the ultimate groove. Here they present the gruff EP, comprising a set of three truly accomplished recordings - the loungey shimmer of "Gruff", the filtered loop boogie of "Freebooter" and the live sounding jazz-funk of "Orchard". The best remix is Snacks' rework of the title track - all squelchy disco synths.
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The Talking Machine
SUARA 219
09 May 16
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The Talking Machine - (7:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Retroverb - (5:30) 122 BPM
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Review: Feline-loving German guy, Superlover, is the latest artist to grace the Suara label. As a producer, this guy is simply fuss-free; choosing to believe in the redemptive power of straight up feel-good house music. There are two sizzling tracks here for DJs heads and dancefloors hearts alike - "The Talking Machine" is a mid-paced funky house stomp, all repetitive bass loops and filters galore. "Retroverb" on the other hand, fully embraces disco, with vintage piano and bass samples and wild disco ball abandon. Hot!
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Are You Ready
091012 387166
20 May 16
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Are You Ready - (6:24) 120 BPM
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A New Day
VR 162
20 May 16
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A New Day (Louie Vega original remix) - (8:55) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A New Day (Louie Vega original remix Inst) - (8:55) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Vega Claussell dub) - (8:11) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Vega Claussell dub Inst. W Pad) - (8:24) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Vega Jazzie B Spirit mix) - (9:59) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Vega Tosca Solo mix) - (9:58) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Vega Jazzie B Spirit mix Inst) - (9:59) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Louie Vega Caron Wheeler mix) - (5:58) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Ron Trent remix) - (8:27) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Ron Trent remix Inst) - (8:27) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Shelter vocal mix) - (7:11) 123 BPM
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A New Day (Shelter vocal mix Inst) - (7:11) 123 BPM
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Review: A master at work with or without partner Kenny Gonzales, Louie Vega is back with "A New Day", his latest solo effort. Of course he always gets a strong vocalist involved and this single is no different, with the mighty Caron 'Soul II Soul' Wheeler drafted in to hit those notes. The original is a smooth slice of warm and soulful house and there are more remixes than you could ever wish for too. Highlights include Jazzie B's stunningly evocative and hauntingly tribal rework, Ron Trent's sparse and percussive remix and Shelter's positive Latin house rejig. A classy release indeed!
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Cin-Cin
CINCIN 002
01 Apr 16
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Todd Osborn - "We Gonna Jak" - (7:43) 125 BPM
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Todd Osborn - "On The T" - (4:26) 124 BPM
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Laurence Guy - "Ubik" - (7:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Laurence Guy - "One For You, Lou" - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Review: Detroit legend Todd Osborn aka Soundmurderer appears on the second edition of Cin Cin following up a great one by Fort Romeau/Nick Hoppner. "We Gonna Jak" is gritty acid house, plain and simple and the way God intended. "On The T' ups the ante using the same method put really accentuates the 303 abuse over a rusty and clattering drum machine workout. On the flip we have the mysterious Laurence Guy who has appeared previously on London imprint Church. "Ubik" is a gorgeous and sunny deep house jam with uplifting and mesmerising layers of pads and a funky and immaculately programmed rhythm. "One For You, Lou" is ever deeper, mysterious and underground with throbbing bassline and dust covered rhythm supporting cut up vocals and eerie Wurlitzer keys.
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Storytelling EP
RB 163
13 May 16
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Another Day - (6:27) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep Inside Of You - (6:58) 120 BPM
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Storytelling - (6:27) 120 BPM
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Delight - (6:44) 124 BPM
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Played by: Weedyman
Review: A resident of Silicon Valley, this son of a discerning funk and soul collector now sees his tasteful beats reach a wider audience, release his latest jam The storytelling EP on Parisian label Robsoul. There's more than a nod to the vintage sound of French touch house in the slammin' disco loops of opener "Another Day". Elsewhere things gets deeper on the low slung and jacking "Deep Inside Of You", the retro loops return on the more proggy/tribal title track and the mellow twang-bass joint "Delight" wraps things up nicely.
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The Reflex Revisions
WAHDIG 62
29 Apr 16
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Funky Spider Dance - (7:01) 131 BPM
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A Fifth Of Beethoven - (7:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Back Home... Sweet Home - (7:29) 116 BPM
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Diskette - (7:10) 122 BPM
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Played by: Alioscia mele
Review: The Wah Wah 45s label is responsible for rescuing of the work of long forgotten Canadian/Haitian pianist, Henri-Pierre Noel. Both his 1979 debut Piano and its early 80s follow-up One More Step have been rediscovered and repressed by the label, and here we get a selection of cuts from the latter all reworked by the French producer The Reflex. There are four killer reworks here - the pumped up Afro-disco belter, "Funky Spider Dance", the boogie-up clavinet heavy take on "A Fifth Of Beethoven", the ramshackle island grooves of "Back Home...Sweet Home" and toughened up raw funk of "Diskette". Class.
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DABJ Allstars Vol 2
DABJ- 1219
25 Mar 16
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Denis Sulta - "TIME 4 PRAYER" - (5:21) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fear E - "Candi's Quadra" - (6:52) 120 BPM
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CT Trax - "Walk For Me" - (4:46) 125 BPM
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CT Trax - "Toxic" - (4:44) 127 BPM
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Review: Following the success of their first all-star EP, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams has once again assembled the crew for a second throw-down. Dennis Sutra goes for the jugular on opener "TIME 4 PRAYER", where ghetto-house style cut-up vocal snippets ride a thumping, 128 BPM groove, while "Fear E" reaches for the classic house vocal samples on the low-slung warehouse jack of "Candi's Quadra". Speaking of jack-tracks, you'll struggle to find more muscular thrills than the fuzzy electronics, stomping beats and hedonistic intent of CT Trax's "Walk For Me". The same outfit's surging acid jam, "Toxic", pulls down the curtain on another killer DABJ release.
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Who Is He?
826194 329495
22 Apr 16
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Who Is He? - (5:50) 122 BPM
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Review: Italian house duo Elio Alaia Aurelio Gallo are pretty stoked to already have had their track "Who Is He?" hyped on Traxsource Live by John Julius Knight. It's a sure sign that this thumping feelgood house reworking of a Bill Withers track is destined to be a club hit from the get go. Backed by a warm lolloping bassline, the tune boasts soothing soulful vocals and ominous trumpets that fuse together seamlessly.
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Deep Inside EP
BRR 094
16 May 16
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Deep Inside - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Break Up - (5:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Break Up (Bass dub) - (5:18) 122 BPM
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Played by: Ross Couch
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Don't Go
XLXV 1510
25 Oct 04
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Don't Go (Kicks Like A Mule mix) - (5:35) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Second Movement - (5:06)
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Don't Go (original mix) - (5:11) 132 BPM
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Headstrong - (5:47)
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Among Wolves
COR 12135
11 Mar 16
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Among Wolves - (9:15) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Over The Water - (10:12) 123 BPM
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Review: The UK's Tim Green made it big in the late noughties minimal boom with big tracks on respected imprints like Four:Twenty, Dirtybird and of course Cocoon who present us with his new one titled Among Wolves. The tile track is the kind of emotive and melodic tech house that's bound to prick up ears and get feet moving in any situation; there's some real rich synth work on this one but just wait until that Frankie Knuckles style melody comes creeping in. Also of note is "Over The Water" which is darker and funkier. More suited to the earlier hours of the evening to set the mood but equally as emotive and with high production values.
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Political Dance #1
DKMNTL 034
20 May 16
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Keep Love On Me - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Body Issue - (8:48) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tube Life - (5:47) 123 BPM
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This Is Hand - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Longest Way Between Two Points - (4:34) 158 BPM
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Review: Man of many pseudonyms Natal Zaks brings his Central project to Dekmantel, with the first of a series of EPs entitled Political Dance. It's an expansive affair, with the Danish producer delivering a quintet of tracks that meld distinctive Detroit techno, early US deep house, broken beat and deep space ambient influences into attractive new shapes. Highlights abound, from the rolling, loved-up grooves of the starry "Keep Love On Me", and Motor City deep house shuffle of "Body Issue", to the horizontal bliss of "Longest Way Between Two Points", and tech-jazz swing of standout "This Is Hand". Impressive stuff, all told.
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Feed The Horse
HOMETAPING 20
14 Mar 16
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Feed The Horse - (5:46) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Heat - (7:52) 120 BPM
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You And Nothing Else - (7:03) 105 BPM
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Review: It's been some three years since Jeremy Duffy's last outing under the Duff Disco alias. This, then, is a welcome return to action. His first EP for Home Taping Is Killing Music is full of atmospheric, analogue-sounding deep house cuts that sound tailor made for pitch-black basements and similarly sweaty, late night dancefloors. He begins with the ragged bass wobble, disco-influenced percussion and metallic melodies of "Feed The Horse", before exploring sturdier tech-house-meets-deep-house territory on the marginally more up-tempo "The Heat". Best of all, though, is closer "You & Nothing Else", which boats a killer analogue bassline and some seriously drowsy chords.
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Secret Sunday Lover
LIWM 001
07 Oct 08
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Secret Sunday Lover (original radio edit) - (3:46) 112 BPM
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Secret Sunday Lover (Ilija Rudman dub remix) - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Secret Sunday Lover (Greg Wilson edit) - (7:04) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Secret Sunday Lover (DJ Sing Marcus J Knight remix) - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Secret Sunday Lover (Ilija Rudman vocal mix) - (5:20) 120 BPM
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Secret Sunday Lover (Ignition Loversbeat remix) - (5:44) 122 BPM
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Secret Sunday Lover (original 12) - (5:25) 112 BPM
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The Reason EP
BBHM 029
16 May 16
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You're The Reason - (6:45) 121 BPM
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You're The Reason (Husky's BHM Deluxe mix) - (6:57) 121 BPM
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My Body Needs It - (5:50) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Body Needs It (The Checkup remix) - (7:30) 120 BPM
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Hot Medusa
LT 065
08 Jan 16
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Hot Medusa (Kai Alce remix) - (5:49) 123 BPM
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Hot Medusa - (6:04) 95 BPM
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Purple Dust - (6:54) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hot Medusa (Kai Alce dub) - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Review: Given that he released his first record under the Munk moniker way back in 2000, it would be fair to describe Mathias Modika as a "veteran". The Gomma founder has released a wide variety of music under the alias over the years, much of it with a jazzy bent. He's at it again here, with title track "Hot Medusa" offering a 95 BPM stroll through hazy, guitar solo-laden downtempo pastures. Even better is "Purple Haze", which combines bumpin' deep house, woozy chords and notable Todd Edwards influences on a particularly tasty, mid-tempo shuffler. Best of all, though, are Kai Alice's two deep, jazz-house remixes of "Hot Medusa", which blend bossa influences with all manner of tasty musical flourishes.
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In And Out Of My Life
826194 331191
29 Apr 16
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In And Out Of My Life (Dario D'Attis remix) - (8:00) 122 BPM
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In & Out Of My Life (Armand Van Helden mix - Shan & Gerd Janson edit) - (6:16) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In And Out Of My Life (AV8 mix) - (5:37) 123 BPM
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Played by: Felix and Fregonese
Review: For clubbers of a certain age Tonja Dantzler's "In And Out Of My Life" will bring a nostalgic tear to the eye, but the younger generations will enjoy hearing it for the first time thanks to Defected's decision to re-issue this 1993 house classic. Presented here is the almighty monster of the original AV8 mix, which is all multilayered diva vocals, raw 909 beats and a classic retro organ bassline, peerless dance music really. Also included is a newer edit of Armand Van Helden's remix by Shan & Gerd Janson and finally a contemporary, less raw deep house update by Dario D'Attis.
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A Place In My Heart (feat. Kym Mazelle)
826194 331795
13 May 16
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A Place In My Heart - (5:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Place In My Heart (More Than A dub) - (4:25) 126 BPM
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Review: Originally a fidget house duo, Crookers quickly became the sole project of Francesco 'Phra' Barbaglia with a revolving open door policy regarding collaborations. Since arriving on the scene in nearly a decade ago Crookers has worked with many famous names, and here he adds the legendary Kim Mazelle to the list. Technically he's used the acapella from Mazelle's long lost 90s single A Place In My Heart, but we won't worry about that. Instead we'll concentrate on the success of the diva's commanding vocals, which echo above the pulse of Phra's atmospheric minimal house backing track. A guaranteed summer anthem.
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Clap Yo Handz
826194 334994
20 May 16
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Clap Yo Handz - (7:19) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Clap Yo Handz (dub) - (5:43) 124 BPM
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Rising Sun, Falling Coconut EP
HEIST 014
25 Jan 16
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Child Of The Universe - (7:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Worldwide Deluxe Edition - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Rising Sun, Falling Coconut - (6:59) 124 BPM
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Yeah But Maybe Never - (6:32) 123 BPM
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Review: Part of the appeal of Frits Wentink's productions has always been their inherent wonkiness. While his take on deep house has always drawn on classic US house influences, these are often combined with curious synth melodies, off-kilter jazz samples or subtle nods towards UK garage. All of these inspirations can be heard on the Dutch producer's latest outing for Heist Recordings. There's much to admire on the toy-box melodies and bumping beats of "Child Of The Universe", the fluid, late night deepness of "Worldwide Deluxe Edition", and the drunken jazz-house shuffle of closer "Yeah But Maybe Never". Best of all, though, is "Rising Sun, Falling Coconut", a delicious fusion of slipped US garage grooves, heady late night vocal samples and wild, P-funk-on-acid synth lines.
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The Roundup Pt 2
HEIST 013
09 Nov 15
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Fouk - "Lefty's Bar" (Brame & Hamo remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brame/Hamo - "Hotshot" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 119 BPM
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Nachtbraker - "You're Out Of Your Element" (Detroit Swindle remix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
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Detroit Swindle - "Alright We'll Be" (M ono remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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M Ono - "Delaware State Route" (Nachtbraker remix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
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Review: On 2014's The Roundup, Heist Recordings family members remixed leading label releases from the previous 12 months. It was such a success that Detroit Swindle has decided to repeat the exercise, with similarly positive results. Across the five tracks, you'll find a groovy, clavinet-and-Rhodes heavy loop jam (Brame & Hamo's remix of Fouk's "Lefty's Bar"), some boogie-flavoured, soulful deep house haziness (Fouk reworking Brame & Hamo), a dash of broken deep house funk (Detroit Swindle's take on Nachtbraker's "You're Out Of Your Element"), and a wonderful combination of undulating breakbeat-house rhythms and eyes-closed musical touches (Nactbraker re-wiring M Ono's "Delaware State Route"). In other words, it's business as usual from one of deep house's most consistent labels.
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Square Lane EP
DIRT 094
25 Jan 16
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Uncle Buck - (7:35) 117 BPM
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Problem Child - (6:38) 118 BPM
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Uncle Buck (Brame & Hamo remix) - (5:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Neck Of The Woods - (6:10) 120 BPM
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Sundays - (5:11) 119 BPM
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Review: Dirt Crew's latest trip into hazy, soft focus deep house territory is an all-UK collaboration between London-based House of Disco regular Harry Wolfman and Manchester's Loz Goddard. They begin with the watery chords, off-kilter samples and eyes-closed grooves of "Uncle Buck", before reaching for the cascading synth solos on the classic New Jersey deep house bump of "Problem Child". You'll find a little more nu-disco influence on the bolder, more heavily electronic bump of "Neck Of The Woods", while the slap-bass boasting "Sundays" is a breezy, sun-flecked treat. If this isn't enough to get the juices flowing, check Brame & Hamo's remix of "Uncle Buck", which brilliantly re-casts the original as a loose chunk of jazz-funk inspired, organic house goodness.
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Phenomena
361459 6433721
08 Feb 16
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Phenomena - (6:48) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Phenomena (dub) - (6:48) 123 BPM
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Interlude - (8:00) 122 BPM
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Interlude (Kevin Griffiths Acid dub) - (6:21) 122 BPM
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No Way Back
VEXDIGI 453
01 Sep 10
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No Way Back (vocal mix) - (4:56) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No Way Back (instrumental mx) - (4:53) 127 BPM
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Sliced Africa
DIAL 69
02 Mar 15
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Black Towers - (11:45) 115 BPM
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Sliced Africa - (6:30) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spiritual Enhancer - (4:25) 110 BPM
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Review: It promises to be yet another interesting year for Dial Records with an upcoming compilation and the tantalising prospect of a debut album from White Material man DJ Richard on the horizon. Before that, it's Herr Flugel that kicks proceedings off with a new three track release that sounds and feels every bit as vibrant as this stellar 2014 LP Happiness Is Happening. Sliced Africa opens with "Black Towers" a racketing slab of epic deepness that appears suited to the early morning moments, whilst the title track has our Roman veering off into more tropical territory. Some superb drum programming on this one. To close "Spiritual Enhancer" adopts a more contemplative poise, easing down the tempo and providing the warm up DJs with a digital B-side gem to cherish.
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Political Dance #2
DKMNTL 035
20 May 16
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Convenient Departures - (7:34) 118 BPM
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Detour King - (7:09) 120 BPM
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Political Dance - (7:31) 117 BPM
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H Ain't Nothing But A Number - (7:40) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Natal Zaks is a talented chap. To date, he's released a large amount of very good material, under numerous pseudonyms, for a wide variety of labels. Here he returns to Dekmantel with the second part of the Political Dance series, under the now familiar Central guise. Just like its' predecessor, it's a deliciously positive, melodious and atmospheric affair. The brilliant "Detour King" sounds like Space Dimension Controller, Vincent Floyd and Boyd Jarvis jamming on Mars, while "Political Dance" is a deliciously loved-up journey into early New Jersey deep house, with some distinctively spacey flourishes to boot. Zaks also doffs a cap to ambient house era intelligent techno on the luscious "Convenient Departures".
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Dance MF
HOTSHIT 024
26 Feb 16
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Dance MF - (5:39) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shake Dat Azz - (4:36) 128 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino, Alioscia mele
Review: Fierce, new wave hip-house and garage vibes from Utrecht's Anil Aras on DJ Haus' imprint for serious house heads only. On the A side is "Dance MF" a wicked DJ tool that features one brutally booming 909 kick you'll ever hear, supported by funky breaks and hip hop vocal samples. On the flip it's the kind of Jersey sound that'd make Todd Edwards stand up and notice on "Shake Dat Ass" with its hissing, swing fuelled shuffle, more hip-house samples and 909 boom taking it all the way home!
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Soul Power
LUV011-2DIG
28 Oct 13
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Soul Power - (7:05) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soul People - (6:10) 119 BPM
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Soul Power (radio edit) - (3:37) 120 BPM
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Soul People (radio edit) - (3:51) 119 BPM
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Review: Gospel vocals, super charged Stevie Wonder inspirations, Daniel Wang disco bleeps - a little bit of Ed Banger-esque sample structure - and new age P-funk meets classic Bootsy Collins. That's one way of explaining the new EP by Space Echo on Luv Shak; "Soul People", however, is a truly sombre and deep house affair. And with two radio edits thrown in, Pete Tong will be licking his lips.
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Lost In The Rhythm
FLK 066
17 May 16
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Lost In The Rhythm - (3:06) 121 BPM
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Review: Following their successful collaboration, Delight, back in 2012, Leeds electro-swing producer and sultry singer Octavia Rose have decided to rekindle the magic on new one-off, "Lost In The Rhythm". Once again the rule here is 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it', but although this new ditty sounds familiar, it's never dull. Stomping along at 120bpm, Rose lays down a catchy 20s/30s style vocal over a classic swing strum before the tune surprisingly opens up into some infectious synthy electro-pop, catching everyone by surprise once more. Another hit to be sure.
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Nothing Like This
825646 481750
18 Mar 16
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Nothing Like This - (3:03) 124 BPM
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Review: Here we have a classic cross generational hit, with young Bristol duo Blonde (aka Adam Englefield & Jake Manson) teaming up with the mighty Craig David. Since his well-documented 'rise and fall', David decamped to Miami where he muscled up and lived the dream. Now he's back on the comeback trail and the UK is loving him again. With smooth melodic garage/house anthems like this one he's destined to become even bigger than the first time round.
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Brighter Days
CAJ 284
31 Mar 03
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Brighter Days (Louie's Masters At Work mix) - (10:40) 124 BPM
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Brighter Days (original mix) - (5:44) 124 BPM
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Brighter Days (Underground Goodies mix) - (5:30) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Brighter Days (Cajmere's new vocal mix) - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Brighter Days (Tee Dope mix) - (6:53) 124 BPM
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Brighter Days (Todd's TNT dub) - (5:02) 124 BPM
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Send Me Love
NLR 16006
01 Apr 16
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El-B - "Send Me Love" - (5:36) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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El-B/Daniel Shea - "Holding Back" - (4:53) 134 BPM
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Review: Krissi Bee's Northern Line Recordings Established in 2006. In his own words "Northern Line Records have been consistently releasing QUALITY! underground music and will remain to do so." Proper UK garage vibes the way god intended on "Send Me Love" with all the right amount of shuffle and soul and sampling Ce Ce Penniston is always the best way to get on anyone's good books! He ups the tempo on "Holding Back" a sexy 2 step jam featuring Daniel Shea's great vocals.
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