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Destroy The Image
STSM 01
25 Nov 16
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Chris Lorenzo - "Intro" - (2:08) 128 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo & Chris Lake - "We Are" (feat Sam Nicolosi) - (4:45) 123 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Afterparty" (feat Sonny Fodera) - (4:50) 126 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo & DJ Zinc - "Purple Toe" - (4:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chris Lorenzo - "Come Down" - (3:48) 128 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Sleep Talk" (feat Alex Mills) - (5:53) 125 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Promised Land" - (5:08) 125 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Spliff Break" - (2:41) 86 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo & Katy B - "I Wanna Be" (instrumental) - (4:24) 120 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Bad Bitch" - (3:31) 128 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Enemys" - (4:09) 124 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Off" - (5:19) 124 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Get Enough" - (1:12) 86 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Together" - (3:42) 125 BPM
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Review: Originally known as one half of UKG/UK funky/house fusionists Cause & Effect, Chris Lorenzo has decided to venture out on his own for debut album, Destroy The Image. The Birmingham-based producer is known for his love of collaborating and over the 14 tracks here we encounter hook ups with Alex Mills, DJ Zinc and Sam Nicolosi. Highlights include the creeped-out techno mantra of "Come Down", the radio-friendly EDM anthem, "We Are" and the dirty tropical baile attack, "Bad Bitch".
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JKriv Edits
RNTD 024
21 Nov 16
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JKriv - "The Queen On Her Throne" - (8:06) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - "Bukom Mashie" (JKriv's King Mashie edit) - (8:03) 124 BPM
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JKriv - "Queen's Beats" - (4:31) 110 BPM
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Review: The kind of names and quality of releases that Brooklyn's Razor N Tape has supported puts them in the disco premier league. Here they enlist Jkriv to provide us with dancing fodder that isn't throwaway stuff. First is his rework of "Bukom Mashie" by Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band. The latter, his "King Mashie edit", is a raucous slice of bassy and brassy percussive Afrobeat. Elsewhere an O'Jays classic gets stretched out into eight minutes of slow bump bliss on "The Queen On Her Throne" and resurfaces in a deliciously spare dub called "The Queens Beats". Top notch!
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Secret Ninja New Edits
AUDAZ 1305
21 Nov 16
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Lusophony - (5:32) 120 BPM
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Hit The Ground - (7:35) 116 BPM
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Not In Your Eyes - (6:00) 110 BPM
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Promesas De Amor - (6:43) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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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Calore EP
MIDRIOTD 084
28 Nov 16
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Wings Of Love - (8:09) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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African Food - (6:11) 124 BPM
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Wings Of Love (Kiu D remix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
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Instant Party - (7:00) 120 BPM
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Review: Italian duo Mena and Melgado step up to the plate with their first appearance on Midnight Riot, bringing with them a quartet of funk-fuelled dancefloor bombs. They begin in confident mood, successfully looping up a breezy, impassioned vocal sample over a tooled-up disco-boogie groove on "Wings of Love", before "African Food" sees them stick a house rocket underneath a horn-heavy Afro-funk jam. "Instant Party" happily lives up to the promise of its' title, with chopped-up chants, spiraling sax links and goodtime grooves ensuring an energetic, club-ready feel. The EP also includes a tasty remix of "Wings of Love" from Masterworks and Hot Digits man Kiu D, who successfully drags the track further towards bumpin' disco-house territory.
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Trash The Wax Vol  4
PAPDLA 220
10 Nov 16
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Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Let's Move" (original mix) - (5:47) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reggie Got Beats - "It's On Tonight" (feat Kari Eskild - 12" disco edit) - (6:07) 113 BPM
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Electric Pendergrass - "Girls Like Me" (original mix) - (5:41) 105 BPM
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DJ Rocca & Chris Massey - "The Trunk" (original mix) - (5:05) 110 BPM
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Bruno Belissimo - "El Origen De Todo" (original mix) - (4:07) 103 BPM
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2 Billion Beats - "Bob" (original mix) - (6:46) 120 BPM
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B0ka - "Broedrene Hermanos" (original mix) - (6:59) 117 BPM
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Cuz Electric - "Lullaby" (feat Megan Jones - original mix) - (6:45) 115 BPM
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Daco - "I Heard It" (original mix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
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Dagfest - "Love The Ooh" (original mix) - (4:05) 114 BPM
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Deckard - "Gotta Love For You" (original mix) - (6:54) 120 BPM
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Gold Boy - "Toxic Love" (original mix) - (7:03) 114 BPM
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Ichisan - "Am Bam" (original mix) - (6:20) 120 BPM
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James Rod - "Several Sideral" (original mix) - (5:10) 115 BPM
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Kooky & Damoon - "Take Me Down" (feat Courtnay Reddy - original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
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Kornum & Karma - "Think" (original mix) - (6:04) 123 BPM
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Moerk - "Fuck Off, Freddie" (original mix) - (3:38) 118 BPM
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Nutritious - "Fantasia" (original mix) - (7:31) 120 BPM
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Pablo & Shoey - "Space Horns" (original mix) - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Picotropico - "Time Will Tell" (feat J M Ledezma - original mix) - (7:35) 110 BPM
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Situation - "Chuck The Souffle" (Das Bitter rework) - (9:08) 126 BPM
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Solid State - "Can U Rock" (original mix) - (7:10) 118 BPM
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Review: Paper Disco's Trash The Wax compilation series certainly offers a lot of bang for your buck. This fourth installment continues the trend, serving up 22 tried-and-tested dancefloor jams for disco-loving DJs. As usual, the selected tracks are a mixture of killer edits (Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee, Solid State, Electric Pendergrass, DJ Rocca & Chris Massey), sparkling remixes (a tasty '80s electrofunk rework of Reggie Got Beats' "It's On Tonight" by Norwegian eccentric Ralph Myerz), and stellar original productions (see 2 Billion Beats' "Bob", Daco's Gladys Knight-sampling throb-job "I Heard It", Picotropico's decidedly Balearic "Time Will Tell"). There's possibly a little more Italo-disco on this edition, but that's no bad thing - especially as the arpeggio-heavy cuts showcased here are universally excellent.
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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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Played by: Holiday 80
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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Back In The Day EP
RNTD 022
03 Oct 16
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Back In The Day - (7:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Estrelar - (4:39) 104 BPM
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Back In The Day (Daniel Leseman remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Last Night - (6:07) 120 BPM
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Review: Back In The Day marks the second appearance from Local Talk regulars Dirtytwo on J Kriv and Aaron Dae's Razor 'N' Tape imprint. Like their last outing, Back In The Day sees them offering up an impressive blend of bumpin' house and filter-heavy re-edits with a heavy emphasis on party starting. While the murky, basement-bothering title track, and Daniel Leeseman's baggier, disco-house rework, are impressive, it's the EP's other two tracks that are really floating our boat. Check, in particular, the string-laden, bass-heavy sleaze of "Last Night", which boasts a spine-tingling breakdown and some decidedly sweaty female vocals. That said, the slower "Estrelar" - a chopped-up, looped, filter-fiddling rework of the Marcos Valle track of the same name - is also rather fine.
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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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In Yer Face Bicep Remixes
FMB 007
30 Sep 16
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In Yer Face (Bicep remix) - (7:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Yer Face (Bicep Acid dub) - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Review: For those of a certain age, the opening seconds of 808 State's 1991 rave anthem "In Yer Face" - a combination of memorable melody lines and loved-up chords - are still capable of setting the pulse racing. Bicep have taken on the task of updating Graham Massey and company's anthem for a new generation, serving up two fresh interpretations. Wisely, they emphasize the spine-tingling goodness of the Manchester outfit's chord progressions on their A-side remix, getting rougher, tougher and weightier as the track progresses. Their flipside acid dub - where electro-inspired breakbeats, heavy bass and floatation tank melodies are expertly combined with ragged TB-303 lines - recalls the similarly-minded thrills of DJ Parrot and Mark Brydon's 'Sunshine Dub' of DJ Mink's early Warp slammer "Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?".
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Galactic Ecstasy
KITJEN 005
25 Nov 16
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Galactic Ecstasy - (7:51) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acid Martin - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Legoman - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Review: Even by his usual high standards, this EP from Melbourne producer Fantastic Man is pretty darn special. It begins with the tactile, loved-up brilliance of "Galactic Ecstasy", where glistening, intergalactic synthesizer lines and chiming melodies tumble down over restless acid lines and a hustling rhythm track. "Acid Martin" boasts a little more jacking intent, whilst retaining the new age influenced melodies and humid textures more associated with Young Marco's work. He closes proceedings with the superb "Legoman", where winding, intelligent techno style melodies rub shoulders with lusciously deep chords and Project Pablo style deep house breakbeats.
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Journey To Solar
ELLLP 01D
18 Nov 16
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The Replicant V1 - (6:22) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shoulder Of Orion - (7:54) 122 BPM
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Motor Rotor - (7:45) 121 BPM
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Love On Time - (7:03) 123 BPM
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The Replicant V2 - (6:22) 122 BPM
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Played by: DIONIGI, Domshe, MasterSlave
Review: Maceo Plex returns on his respected Ellum Audio imprint with a new album. Here the fellow known to his Mum as Eric Estornel presents some highly engineered grooves that reflect his extensive background in producing techno and electro; way back to his modest Dallas, Texas beginnings under the tutelage of greats like Gerard Hanson (Covenxtion/E.R.P.) where he used such aliases as Mariel Ito and Maetrik. Return to Solar is certainly diverse in its execution of various moods and grooves but overall has a definite sense of soul and emotion throughout. We particularly enjoyed the the intelligent electro of "The Replicant V1" or "Love On Time", the hi-tech soul of "Shoulder Of Orion" and the tough futurist stomp of "Traktion".
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Party In The Hills EP
DIRT 102
28 Nov 16
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Party In The Hills - (5:41) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Closing Title Song (original mix) - (5:33) 124 BPM
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Closing Title Song (Laurence Guy remix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
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Backyard Stories - (7:13) 124 BPM
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Played by: Ashley Beedle
Review: Having put out their last release on Chez Damier's Balance imprint (the rather fine Tried & Tested EP), 25 Places return to their previous home, Dirt Crew Recordings. As you'd expect, the Party In The Hills EP contains another clutch of floor-friendly deep house explorations. The title track, which successfully blends chopped-up Brazilian vocal samples, sustained note chords, dirty analogue bass and a hustling deep house groove, is undeniably the EP's strongest moment, though the bold and fizzing "Closing Title Song" and chiming, riff-heavy "Backyard Stories" aren't far behind. Those who fancy something a little more ragged should check Laurence Guy's disco-house-meets-acid rework of "Closing Title Song".
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Move D Presents House Grooves Vol 1
MFM 03
21 Oct 16
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I Gave My Love (original edit) - (6:31) 122 BPM
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Babyphonk (DJ Chicken No Guitar edit) - (6:06) 118 BPM
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I Gave My Love (Shan & Gerd Janson edit) - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep (feat Seebase - DJ Oyster edit) - (5:50) 124 BPM
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Review: Only those with long memories will remember David 'Move D' Moufang's short-lived Housegrooves alias. It was only used for a single 1993 release, Volume 1, a 12" that has long been in-demand amongst deep house diggers. Misfit Melodies have decided to give it the reissue treatment, partnering two of the EP's most lauded cuts with fresh remixes and edits. In the former category you'll find the low-slung analogue bass, rolling beats and spacey synth melodies of "I Gave My Love", and the more bumpin', New Jersey influenced Seebase collaboration "Deep", which here gets a slight edit from DJ Oyster. The most impressive rework comes from Shan and Gerd Janson, who turn "I Gave My Love" into a saucer-eyed chunk of piano-heavy, rave-era breakbeat-house bliss.
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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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Don't Mess With Us
DF 047
30 Nov 16
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Don't Mess With Us - (5:35) 118 BPM
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Johnny's Destiny - (5:51) 118 BPM
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Gambling Face - (6:47) 112 BPM
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Sweet Love - (7:03) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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So Easy - (6:24) 120 BPM
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Those Days - (6:08) 120 BPM
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Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from Serbian scalpel maestro Tonbe. His frequent EPs are aimed fairly and squarely at the dancefloor, delivering a mixture of re-edits, reworks and sample-heavy productions that don't try too hard to impress. This latest EP is full of such cheery, tried-and-tested cuts, from the rolling jazz breaks, comfy Rhodes stabs and fluttering soul vocals of "Gambling Face", and punchy disco-house flavours of "Sweet Love", to the rich, organ-flecked soulfulness of "Those Days", and riotous, disco-goes-hip-house opener "Don't Mess With Us". In other words, it's another rock-solid collection of tasty peak-time bangers from one of the edit scene's most reliable producers.
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Love Songs/Part Two
ZENDNL 234
11 Nov 16
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Who To Love? - (3:16) 118 BPM
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All Night - (4:54) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Je T'aime - (6:56) 115 BPM
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Honey - (5:39) 120 BPM
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Come Close To Me - (6:41) 110 BPM
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Don't Stop - (4:08) 97 BPM
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Who Loves You? - (8:25) 115 BPM
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L.U.V - (6:24) 93 BPM
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New Love - (6:29) 120 BPM
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My Last Affair - (5:36) 114 BPM
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Review: Archie 'Romare' Fairhurst is a productive chap. This sophomore album appears barely 12 months after his acclaimed debut full-length, Projections. It sees him revisiting a theme first explored on 2013's Love Songs: Part One EP on Black Acre. According to the press release, it's a musical journey through affairs of the heart, moving from the gentle sensuality of melodious beat jam "Who Do You Love", to the sexually-charged dancefloor thrills of restless house cut "New Love", via the gooey-eyed spooning electronica of "L.U.V", and the sweaty, post-punk disco blues of stand-out "All Night". As usual, it's tricky to pin down musically - Fairhurst has always had a thing for darting between sounds and styles at will - but is immaculately produced and hugely entertaining.
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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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Matching Half
DOGD 55
21 Oct 16
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Matching Half - (6:53) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Up To Rise - (7:45) 121 BPM
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Matching Half (Byron The Aquarius remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Review: Matthias Reiling and Hauke Freer return with the Matching Half EP. The Berlin-Hamburg connection present two cuts of feelgood deep house with a loose and live feel, no doubt inspired by their energetic live performances. The title track features some funky disco style drumming beneath some emotive strings, jazzy Rhodes keys and xylophones; all working in perfect harmony. There's also a killer remix of said track by Detroit's finest: Byron The Aquarius, who has appeared recently on Wild Oats and S3A. His version gets well funkier and injects a truckload of soul into it, naturally! Second original offering "Up To Rise" is the deepest journey on offer and has a definite summertime vibe about it.
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Chorus
MNSW 004
30 Sep 16
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Chorus - (6:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Madame X - (6:35) 120 BPM
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Emotional Breakdown - (5:30) 83 BPM
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Review: Bulgarian hardware maverick KiNK is back, this time on Singapore based Midnight Shift who have presented great releases previously by L/F/D/M, Mr G and John Heckle. First track "Chorus" features hands in the air synth stabs that resonate and modulate to a mighty crescendo over a dry, skittering rhythm. Second offering "Madame X" delves deeper on this low slung acid number, where the signature wobble of the Roland TB-303 faces off with a bare bones TR-909 rhythm; simple yet effective. Finally "Emotional Breakdown" goes for some off kilter electro flavour with its broken beat accompanied by emotive pads and spacey modular squeals on this fine example of deconstructed hi-tech soul.
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Xaxoeira
MAGIC 06
21 Oct 16
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1542 - (5:47) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Xaxoeira - (6:37) 100 BPM
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Rio Negro - (5:52) 102 BPM
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Xaxoeira (Nicola Cruz remix) - (6:08) 105 BPM
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Apnee - (5:52) 53 BPM
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Review: Sao Paulo deep house producer Xique-Xique's Xaxoeira EP was originally released in 2014 but now sees a deserved vinyl release. Starting out with the very All Day I Dream-ish "1542" which is complete with lush xylophone melodies, woozy synths and smooth beats, he's then into the slow burning title track, which comes complete with cosmic atmosphere and sultry French vocals; just perfect for drifting. Ecuador's Nicola Cruz delivers a fine remix, staying on the same Lee Burridge style vibe of the first track and is perfect for an open air rooftop party near you next Summer.

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Masterworks Vol 2
MMD 023
25 Jul 16
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80's Child - "Computerized" - (6:35) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fingerman - "Get My Luvin'" - (8:06) 111 BPM
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Dan Johnson - "Love That Dancer" - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Ed Wizard/Disco Double Dee - "Feel Good Jam" - (6:45) 107 BPM
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Chris Shennan - "We Got 'em" - (6:10) 118 BPM
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Peza - "Filmed Message" - (7:08) 103 BPM
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Heion - "Caught Up" - (5:27) 118 BPM
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James Rod - "Chekking Down" - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Dr Packer - "Living In A Fantasy" - (6:06) 117 BPM
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The Silver Rider - "Keep On Feeeeling" - (6:55) 114 BPM
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Mystep - "Hit Record" - (6:41) 117 BPM
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RobJamWeb - "Qu'est-Ce Que L'amour" - (7:41) 101 BPM
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Soultronic/Kiu D - "My Man" - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Rare Cuts - "Out To Get 'cha" - (5:50) 100 BPM
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Voodoo Whiskey - "You Stole My Heart" - (4:14) 92 BPM
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Lux Experience - "Seven" - (6:23) 117 BPM
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Joutro Mundo - "Video Games" - (6:03) 118 BPM
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Deelicious - "Much Too Much" - (6:16) 111 BPM
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Situation - "Mr Joseph" - (6:19) 113 BPM
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Mr Absolutt - "Yellow Moon" - (6:24) 97 BPM
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Ziggy Phunk - "The City" - (6:29) 96 BPM
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P Sol - "Give Me" - (6:44) 115 BPM
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Chuggin Edits - "Playboy" - (6:55) 108 BPM
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Chewy Rubs - "Conquest" - (7:15) 117 BPM
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Thatneedsanedit - "Lost In T'maze" - (8:53) 100 BPM
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Topic Of Conversation - "So Good" - (7:49) 117 BPM
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Review: Nu-disco hero 80s Child has come a long way since Masterworks Vol 1, the inaugural release on his Masterworks label a year and a half ago. Now we have the follow-up and it reveals how the label's sound has grown. There are 26 sizzling bangers on board this time, boasting a million delirious dance floor moments. Highlights of which include the fizzy thump-funk of 80s Child's "Computerized", Peza's doomy analogue electro mash up "Filmed Message" and the smooth, synthetic boogie of "Much Too Much" by Deelicious.
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Jacques Renault Edits
LTP 003
15 Jul 16
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Henry Rodrick - "Into The Sunshine" - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Black Fan - "Black Fan With A Van" - (6:12) 120 BPM
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HNNY - "Hotline Riddim" - (6:44) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adesse Versions - "Wash My Car" - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Jesse Futerman - "Jesse Is A Gambler" - (4:31) 115 BPM
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DJ Duke presents Freedom - "Seven 50 Stalkers Closer" - (5:14) 124 BPM
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Outboxx - "Denim Shorts Dream" - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Son Of Sound - "Violent Violet" - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Mateo & Matos - "MAW G Stomp" - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Fulbert - "Full Time House" - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Crackazat - "Somewhere Elsewhere" - (4:32) 128 BPM
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Will Berridge - "I'm The Jacques" - (6:49) 122 BPM
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Review: Local Talk's Edits compilation series has already garnered high quality contributions from the much-loved Swede HNNY and German producer Kyodai; this third one sees the label look across the Atlantic and welcome producer, DJ, label owner and all around good guy Jacques Renault into the fold. The Let's Play House co-founder has plenty of form when it comes to the edit (anyone remember those killer Wurst Edits he did with Marcus Cabral as Runaway?) and this delve through the Local Talk archives demonstrates his poise for the form remains unfettered. Rifling through the main label archives plus their OneOffs, 1nce Again and the LTX series, Renault delivers a supreme 12-track selection that will feature prominently on your USB stick playlists. His tweak of "Denim Shorts Dream" by Bristol house unit Outboxx is a particular highlight.
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Ground Floor
WAP 395DD
25 Nov 16
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Nightmares On Wax - "World Inside" (feat Andrew Ashong) - (9:04) 120 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Scratch That!" - (6:05) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nightmares On Wax - "Reclaim The Balcony" (feat Wolfgang Haffner) - (6:43) 118 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax & Acid Mondays - "Dirty Triumphant" - (8:30) 123 BPM
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Review: Nightmares on Wax main man George Evelyn cut his teeth at soul and funk all-dayers in the 1980s - he was a teenage breakdancer - before falling in love with house and techno. Both of these aspects of his heritage are reflected on Ground Floor, which he's trailed as an attempt to go back to his roots. The EP opens with the stretched-out, soulful deep house of "World Inside", which not only boasts a wonderful vocal from Andrew Ashong, but also snappy, dub-influenced rhythm patterns reminiscent of some of his early bleep productions. That aspect of his career is also referenced on "Reclaim The Balcony", a breakbeat-driven house bumper that boasts some seriously heavy sub, and electro-tinged wobbler "Dirty Triumphant", which was co-produced by Acid Mondays.
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The Circular City EP
HEIST 020
03 Oct 16
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Circular City - (7:12) 116 BPM
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Circular City (feat Zilla - Matthew Herbert's Let Yourself Go mix) - (6:54) 116 BPM
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Sugar Sugar - (6:21) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Runningoutof... - (7:54) 123 BPM
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Circular City (Matthew Herbert's Let Yourself Go instrumental mix) - (7:30) 116 BPM
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Review: There's very little to fault about Detroit Swindle's latest EP, which comes backed with remixes from born-again glitch-house maestro Matthew Herbert. The latter delivers a pair of quirky but typically inspired remixes of lead cut "Circular City". Whereas the Swindlers' original is built around rising and falling synthesizer melodies lines, drowsy bass, restless stabs and wonky bass, Herbert's versions cannily create energy and action via wild electronics and low-slung analogue instrumentations. The instrumental is good, but it's the version he's done featuring vocalist Zilla that really stands out. Elsewhere, "Sugar Sugar" is a smile-inducing chunk of deep house positivity, while "Runningoutof" melds their usual melodious dancefloor funk with a dash of Italo-disco.
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Sunset Vista EP
QUINTESSE 51
21 Nov 16
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Slap Dancer - (5:53) 120 BPM
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Duplicity - (5:41) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flavour - (5:49) 113 BPM
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Sunset Vista - (6:32) 108 BPM
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Review: Los Goddard continues his steady rise up the deep house ranks. He's delivered some excellent material this year already, via EPs on Razor 'N' Tape Reserve and Dirt Crew Recordings (the latter in cahoots with Harry Wolfman). This EP on Quintessential may be his strongest to date. There's naturally much to admire, from the woozy, pitched down vocals, rich keys, woozy chord progressions and crunchy drums of "Slap Dancer", to the sensual dreaminess of rolling groover "Flavour". The EP's title track, a pitched-down shuffler complete with sustained note strings, bubbly acid lines, crispy drum machine handclaps and sumptuous chords, is also excellent.
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Motor City Booty (The Remixes)
MIDRIOTMCB 002
03 Oct 16
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown - Qwestlife remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir - John Mork & Andrew Emil remix) - (8:34) 122 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 1 (feat Dames Brown - Sam Redmore remix) - (8:36) 127 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 2 (feat Dames Brown - Eli Escobar remix) - (8:15) 127 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need (Thatmanmonkz remix) - (6:34) 122 BPM
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Superficial (Mark E remix) - (7:42) 110 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need (Big Danny Kane remix) - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay (Inkswel remix) - (5:52) 111 BPM
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Send A Message (Kid Sublime remix) - (5:54) 110 BPM
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir - Marten Roberto & Nikolay Danev remix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
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Superficial (Judge Funk remix) - (4:50) 116 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena - DJ Raw Sugar remix) - (5:09) 107 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Situation remix) - (5:17) 106 BPM
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Return Of The Ghetto Fly (feat Neco Redd - Peza remix) - (5:50) 104 BPM
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Superficial (Chewy Rubs remix) - (8:58) 114 BPM
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown - Modified Man remix) - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Bittersuite remix) - (6:35) 118 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 2 (feat Dames Brown - De Fantastiske To remix) - (9:49) 124 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay (Mr Mulatto remix) - (5:22) 111 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena - Heion remix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Henri Le Blanc remix) - (5:47) 116 BPM
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Review: Midnight Riot isn't messing around with this collection of remixes of tracks from Detroit veteran Amp Fiddler's recent Motor City Booty set. Label boss Yam Who has pulled out all the stops, drawing on both Midnight Riot regulars and genuinely hot talents such as Eli Escobar (whose slick, soulful house rub of "Soul Fly Part 2" is a highlight), Thatmanmonkz, Inkswel and Mark E (who genuinely steals the show with a dreamy, mid-tempo take on "Superficial"). Taken as a whole, it's far more "killer" than "filler", with sterling contributions from Sam Redmore (dub-flecked Afro-house goodness), Kid Sublime (sun-kissed boogie-soul), chewy Rubs (low-slung disco-house heaviness), and Modified Man (synth-heavy broken beat).
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W:/2016ALBUM/
MAU5CD 0232
02 Dec 16
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4ware - (8:39) 128 BPM
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2448 - (6:24) 128 BPM
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Cat Thruster - (5:36) 58 BPM
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Deus Ex Machina - (6:31) 128 BPM
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Glish - (2:10) 128 BPM
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Imaginary Friends - (7:46) 128 BPM
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Let Go (feat Grabbitz) - (6:18) 128 BPM
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No Problem - (6:59) 57 BPM
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Snowcone - (5:14) 98 BPM
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Three Pound Chicken Wing - (6:22) 128 BPM
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Whelk Then - (5:39) 57 BPM
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Let Go (faet Grabbitz - extended edit) - (11:31) 128 BPM
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Velvet Revolver
RUKUS 007
21 Nov 16
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Velvet Revolver - (7:09) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Vicar - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Space Charmer - (7:18) 122 BPM
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Clowns - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Bells And Whistles - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Review: The fourth release on Rukus shows how far its owner, Matador, aka Gavin Lynch has come. Having made his name with releases on Richie Hawtin's Minus, the title track seems to channel John Carpenter's dystopian soundtracks and fuse them with a contemporary disco-noir groove. "The Vicar" sees the Irish producer make a return of sorts to club techno with its buzzing bass and stuttering vocal, but Lynch quickly makes a shift back to the disco sound he explored on the title track with "Space Charmer". There, an ominous, throbbing bass and minor key trance hooks vie for attention and the interplay creates wonderful tension. "Clowns" and "Bells And Whistles" are like halfway houses between Lynch's techno and newly-found disco style, with the latter impressing thanks to its incessant cow bells.
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Push It Along EP
HEIST 021
07 Nov 16
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Tout It - (7:33) 123 BPM
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E To E (Ge-Ology remix feat MdCL) - (6:13) 123 BPM
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E To E (original mix) - (5:35) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Push It Along - (5:29) 120 BPM
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Ebony Roses - (4:33) 125 BPM
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Review: By his own prolific standards, 2016 has been a relatively quiet year for Adesse Versions, AKA hyped producer Kevin Gorman. Happily, Push It Along was worth the wait. You'll struggle to find a track with as much pent-up energy as opener "Tout It" - think spiralling, constantly building synthesizer motifs, electronic bleeps and a dense, bass-heavy rhythm track - while "E to E (Original Mix)" joins the dots between filter-heavy disco house and more muscular, warehouse-friendly vibes. Elsewhere, he doffs a cap to Theo Parrish on the jazzy deep house thrust of "Push It Along", before finishing with the deep, dreamy, dubby and beat-free warmth of "Ebony Roses".
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Defected Presents Most Rated 2017
826194 340544
02 Dec 16
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Various - "Defected Presents Most Rated 2017" (continuous mix 1) - (1:23:34) 124 BPM
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Various - "Defected Presents Most Rated 2017" (continuous mix 2) - (1:26:32) 124 BPM
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Various - "Defected Presents Most Rated 2017" (continuous mix 3) - (1:24:28) 124 BPM
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Sonny Fodera - "You & I" (feat Janai - extended mix) - (6:31) 124 BPM
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Offaiah - "Trouble" (Club mix) - (7:21) 124 BPM
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Dennis Ferrer - "Bubbletop" (feat Sagine - DF's Bubble Wrapped mix) - (6:13) 124 BPM
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Disclosure - "Boss" - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Raumakustik - "Dem A Pree" (Patrick Topping remix) - (7:33) 127 BPM
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Duke Dumont - "Be Here" - (5:15) 124 BPM
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Ultra Nate & Roland Clark - "The First Time Free" (Claptone remix) - (5:38) 120 BPM
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Sam Divine & Curtis Gabriel - "Confessions" (feat Nat Conway) - (5:33) 123 BPM
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Blaze - "Lovelee Dae" (Bicep remix) - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Anabel Englund - "London Headache" - (5:25) 115 BPM
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Emanuel Satie & Roberto Rodriguez - "Ride Your Body" (feat Max C - Sabb Afterdark mix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Kolsch - "Grey" - (4:53) 125 BPM
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Marquis Hawkes - "I'm So Glad" (feat Jocelyn Brown - Paul Woolford remix) - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Sorry I Am Late" (Richy Ahmed remix) - (6:26) 125 BPM
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Mighty Dub Katz - "Just Another Groove" (Boris Dlugosch remix) - (4:58) 124 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "I Need U" - (5:34) 122 BPM
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Convertion - "Let's Do It" (Krystal Klear NY mix) - (9:22) 120 BPM
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Red Rack'em - "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger" - (8:09) 125 BPM
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Harry Romero - "Back" (feat Robert Owens - Kolsch extended remix) - (11:00) 125 BPM
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Solardo - "Tribesmen" - (7:17) 124 BPM
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Black Riot - "A Day In The Life" (full Intention remix) - (5:45) 123 BPM
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Floorplan - "The Heavens & The Earth" - (7:04) 127 BPM
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Charles Ramirez & Luca M & JUST2 - "Up & Down" - (8:05) 123 BPM
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Mat Joe - "Weego" - (7:10) 126 BPM
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Dennis Ferrer - "Right Thing" (feat Ben Westbeech) - (8:15) 123 BPM
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Duke Dumont - "Worship" - (6:56) 126 BPM
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Whitesquare - "Delysid" - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Chris Lorenzo - "Sleep Talk" (feat Alex Mills) - (5:53) 125 BPM
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Lee Walker & DJ Deeon - "Freak Like Me" (Sonny Fodera remix) - (6:54) 123 BPM
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Soul Of Hex - "The Clapper" - (6:36) 123 BPM
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Alaia & Gallo - "Who Is He" (feat Kevin Haden - Claptone remix) - (5:35) 121 BPM
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Raf Rundell - "Right Time" - (5:07) 120 BPM
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SIS - "Nebuchadnezzar" - (11:18) 125 BPM
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Soul Vision - "Don't Stop" (Dario D'Attis remix) - (6:55) 123 BPM
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Full Intention - "Keep Pushing" - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Man Without A Clue - "Found The Way" (feat Russoul) - (6:01) 123 BPM
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Sandy Rivera & David Penn - "Listen Again" (feat LZ Hall) - (6:02) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shuya Okino - "Still In Love" (feat Navasha Daya - Alaia & Gallo remix) - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "Up All Night, Pt 2" - (5:59) 123 BPM
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Catchment - "Trapped" (extended mix) - (4:44) 124 BPM
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ATFC - "No Victim Song" (feat Hannah Williams) - (7:28) 125 BPM
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Juan Maclean's Peach Melba - "Boy" - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Marlin - "Urgent Power" - (5:39) 124 BPM
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Luca Cazal - "A Thing Called J" (feat S L F) - (7:06) 124 BPM
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DJ Cameo & Junction 13 - "Morning Rain" (feat Manny) - (5:10) 125 BPM
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Demuir - "Story Of A DJ" (feat Mark Farina) - (6:32) 124 BPM
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Arnold Jarvis - "Take Some Time Out" (Ilija Rudman Reconstruction mix) - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Z Records Presents Ibiza 2016
ZEDDDIGICD 038
05 Aug 16
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Crackazat - "What You're Feeling" (original mix) - (7:21) 124 BPM
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The Foreign Exchange - "Can't Turn Around" (Shino Blackk edit) - (7:36) 123 BPM
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Doug Willis - "Spread Love" (JN 2016 retouch) - (5:56) 124 BPM
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Kenya - "Let Me" (Sean McCabe Main vocal remix) - (8:21) 120 BPM
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Opolopo & Erik Dillard - "Spare Me The Details" (Rhemi remix) - (6:22) 123 BPM
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Sessomatto - "I Need Somebody" (Akabu remix) - (6:36) 121 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Here Comes The Sunburst Band" (Fouk remix) - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Do What You Feel" (Steve Mill remix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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Loose Change - "Straight From The Heart" (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Joey Negro - "Love Hangover" (2016 Remaster) - (6:56) 121 BPM
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Mastermind - "Happy Music" (Dr Packer remix) - (7:07) 121 BPM
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Spirit Catcher - "Rendez-vous" (original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
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Sean McCabe & Erik Dillard - "Everything's Alright" (Art Of Tones remix) - (7:08) 122 BPM
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Joey Negro - "Can't Get High Without U" (2016 Remaster) - (6:32) 128 BPM
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Fonda Rae - "Over Like A Fat Rat" (Victor Simonelli Club mix) - (10:13) 122 BPM
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Opolopo - "Feels Good 2 Me" (Nachtbraker Desperately Wants To Know remix) - (5:53) 120 BPM
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The Sunburst Band - "Garden Of Love" (Joey Negro Club mix) - (6:51) 127 BPM
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Joey Negro - "I Can Feel Your Body Rock" (JN Serious mix) - (7:14) 122 BPM
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Portia - "Never Gonna Give You Up" (JN extended mix) - (8:29) 123 BPM
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Sean McCabe & Hannah Khemoh - "Reach Out" (Atjazz remix - Joey Negro edit) - (6:44) 124 BPM
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Opolopo - "Candy Coated Perfection" (Pezzner Solar dub) - (7:14) 120 BPM
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A Bitch Named Johanna - "Freak It" (Tony Humphries instrumental) - (5:23) 123 BPM
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Sessomatto - "Moody" (Joey Negro Club mix 2016 Remaster) - (8:06) 128 BPM
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Samson & Delilah - "I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away" (Dr Packer remix) - (6:54) 117 BPM
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Darlene Davis - "Making It" (Sean P edit) - (8:26) 122 BPM
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Cela - "Im In Love" (Joey Negro edit) - (7:19) 124 BPM
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Ramona Brooks - "I Don't Want You Back" (original mix) - (4:46) 118 BPM
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AC Soul Symphony - "Still In Love" (Joey Negro Love Symphony mix) - (7:46) 127 BPM
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Review: With the 2016 Ibiza summer season in full swing, Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee has gathered together a bumper collection of label tracks that are currently doing the business on the White Isle. There are few surprises amongst the 28 selections - think swinging piano-house, soulful grooves, sun-kissed broken beat, contemporary disco reworks and synth-heavy boogie-house - but the quality threshold remains remarkably high throughout. Highlights include Lee's glistening 2016 re-rub of his vintage Doug Willis anthem "Spread Love", a deliciously loose and synth-laden Fouk rework of The Sunburst Band, the bad-ass boogie business of Spirit Catcher's "Rendez-Vous", and a killer 1995 rework of Fonda Rae's "Over Like A Fat Rat" from U.S house legend Victor Simonelli.
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Love Is Gone
DOGD 56
02 Dec 16
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Love Is Gone - (4:25) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bald Spot Jam - (5:51) 122 BPM
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MTV Cars - (5:47) 127 BPM
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Wa I O - (6:46) 129 BPM
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Sleep - (3:26) 125 BPM
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Review: U-Dee is a fresh alias from Uffe Christensen, whose two fine albums for Denmark's Tartelet Recordings portrayed him as a man who doesn't like to settle on one groove or stylistic idea for too long. The deep house material showcased on this Delusions of Grandeur outing is notably warmer, richer, and looser than we've come to expect, with an in-built jazziness and quiet soulfulness that's rarely less than impressive. Of course, there are tougher moments - see the fizzing, sweat-soaked drum machine workout "MTV Cars", and the delay-heavy madness of "Sleep" - but for the most part Christensen keeps things rich, organic and lo-fi. Highlights include the breezy, Afro-tinged warmth of "Wa I O", and the jazzy, pared-down soulfulness of "Love Is Gone".
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There Is No Right Time
AUSCD 008D
14 Oct 16
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Have The Guts - (4:34) 82 BPM
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Be Good To Me Poly - (5:06) 69 BPM
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Waiting For L - (5:08) 126 BPM
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Time To Leave - (3:01) 93 BPM
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10405 - (5:55) 117 BPM
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Our Odyssey - (7:50) 124 BPM
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Something Keeps Me Real Quiet - (5:47) 128 BPM
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Left On Lucy (feat Huerta) - (6:39) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Earnest Kelly - (7:27) 133 BPM
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4D Anxiety - (5:39) 91 BPM
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Review: Yorkshire's Ewan Ewan (drum roll!) has relocated to Europe's new capital of electronic music; Berlin, like most ambitious young producers do these days. Despite being on a roll previous to his relocation, there's no doubt that the vibes and sounds of the German capital have rubbed off on him, as clearly heard on his new LP entitled There Is No Right Time. The dusty and lo-fi sounds of hip-hop inspired/disco-fied Berlin deep house are aplenty on this fine EP which covers a wide variety of moods and grooves. Highlights not limited to: the emotive deepness of "10405", the rusty and vintage lo-tech soul of "Waiting For L" or "Left On Lucy" (featuring fellow expat Steve Huerta) and the wonderful "Earnest Kelly" which you could imagine playing during a car chase in an '80s action film.
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Valentine's Groove
ROYAL 32
15 Jul 16
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Valentine's Groove - (7:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strings - (8:10) 122 BPM
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Review: While his live appearances are placing him on the radar of ever more enlightened house heads the world over, Kink is showing no signs of slacking on the production front either. The clue is in his name, and as ever there are plenty of subtly shimmying tricks in the Bulgarian mastermind's grooves to keep the stiffest of dancers shaking on the off-beat. "Valentine's Groove" is a masterclass in jazz-inflected deep house, all fuzzy chord stabs and badass bass for the funkiest shape flingers. "Strings" meanwhile reaches for a more emotive feeling, lashing on the Detroit romanticism to a wonderfully bombastic end.
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Freundchen EP
426003 8314401
26 Aug 16
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Freundchen - (6:11) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tazaar - (6:11) 122 BPM
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No Fool - (6:23) 124 BPM
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Review: After a few quiet years, Tensnake returned to form in 2015, and has so far enjoyed a productive 2016. Freudchen is his second EP of the year, and offers a back-to-basics collection of dancefloor-ready club tracks. The title track, where vocal flourishes, synth stabs and life-affirming disco samples ride a hard-edged, undulating Italo-disco style arpeggio, is undoubtedly the highlight, though there are still reasons to be cheerful elsewhere. With its' occasional African vocal samples, jaunty riffs and carnival-friendly whistles, "Tazaar" sounds like the German producer's take on the late '80s Inner City sound, while "No Fool" layers a relentless, thumping, kick-drum driven beat with distinctly Balearic flourishes.
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Soften The Wireless EP
HEIST 017
09 May 16
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Khan's Bargain - (5:29) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Khan's Bargain (Tom Noble remix) - (7:11) 120 BPM
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The Blues - (6:55) 128 BPM
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It Won't Be Long - (5:53) 124 BPM
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Varkala - (6:32) 119 BPM
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Review: Nebraska has been a busy boy of late, delivering killer material on both Mister Saturday Night and Delusions of Grandeur. Here he dons his favourite balaclava and joins Detroit Swindle's Heist. He begins with the groovy, loose and low-slung disco-house bump of "Khan's Bargain", which is also brilliantly remixed by obscure boogie specialist Tom Noble. The tempo increases dramatically on the wide-eyed deep house sprint of "The Blues", before Nebraska enhances his Balearic house credentials thanks to the blissful synthesizer arpeggio lines and swirling chords of "It Won't Be Long". The spacey, string-drenched shuffle of "Varkala" draws a fine EP to a close.
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Somethin' Wit Jazz Remixes
RNTD 023
24 Oct 16
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Jimpster remix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Jimpster dub) - (6:37) 122 BPM
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Session Victim remix) - (5:10) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (The Planty Herbs remix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (The Planty Herbs dub) - (5:19) 120 BPM
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Review: The Razor 'N' Tape crew is getting progressively bold when it comes to picking their releases. Having recently tasted success with a tasty Kraak & Smaak remix package, they've decided to commission new remixes of a genuine NYC house classic: Mr V's 2005 jam "Somethin' Wit Jazz". British deep house star Jimpster steps up first, providing both a flowing, musically expansive Remix - blessed with flowing synth-work, hustling percussion and, of course, Mr V's urgent vocal - and a darker, wonkier Dub full of delay-laden drum hits. The Party Herbs expertly channel the spirit of hip-house and boogie on their snappy, synth bass-heavy reworks, while Session Victim steals the show with a fluid, flowing version full of swinging jazz breaks and jammed-out instrumentation.
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The Beat
DC 162
10 Oct 16
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The Beat (feat ZAee) - (7:49) 128 BPM
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Surrender - (6:04) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mega - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Flow - (6:10) 125 BPM
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The Beat (vocal Tool) - (3:03) 131 BPM
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Really Ties The Room Together EP
DIRT 101
24 Oct 16
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Really Ties The Room Together - (6:14) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rew - (7:15) 124 BPM
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Rew (Rerub) - (5:09) 122 BPM
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Review: Just like a well-placed lamp, coffee table or framed painting of dogs playing pool, Nachtbraker's latest EP for Dirt Crew Recordings Really Ties The Room Together. Interior design advice aside, the title track is one of his strongest for some time; a thrusting, energy-packed bumper packed full of intricate percussion hits, cyclical chords, fuzzy vocal samples, occasional horn stabs and subtle Latin influences. The fun continues with the warm, low-slung bass, drowsy chords and metronomic drum hits of "Rew". Arguably best of all, though, is the accompanying "Rerub" of that track, which transforms it into a swinging, acid-laden jacker.
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London Underground 2016 (unmixed tracks)
TOOL 515/02Z
04 Nov 16
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Nicole Moudaber & Skin - "These Walls Are Made Of Water" (Pan-Pot remix) - (7:06) 124 BPM
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808 State - "In Yer Face" (Bicep remix) - (7:41) 125 BPM
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Booka Shade - "In White Rooms" (Jonas Rathsman Reprise) - (7:25) 122 BPM
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Matador - "Drifting" (Oliver Huntemann remix) - (7:24) 121 BPM
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Raumakustik - "Dem A Pree" (Patrick Topping remix) - (7:33) 127 BPM
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Noir & Hendrik Burkhard - "Lost & Broken" (original mix) - (6:18) 125 BPM
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Harvey McKay - "Terma" (original mix) - (6:50) 125 BPM
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Mat Joe - "Nonstop Nonsense" (original mix) - (7:09) 125 BPM
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Leonardo Gonnelli - "Whaa" (Mathias Kaden Work That Bassline remix) - (6:30) 125 BPM
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Sidney Charles - "Justice" (original mix) - (9:51) 126 BPM
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DJ PP & Jack Mood - "Pump" (original mix) - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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STRiCKLAND - "Say What?" (original mix) - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Dataworx - "Fracture" (original mix) - (6:07) 125 BPM
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Luca Debonaire & Benny Camaro - "Tribulations" (original mix) - (6:00) 125 BPM
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Vidaloca - "If U Want" (Dale Howard remix) - (6:17) 123 BPM
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Felix Krocher - "Just Bang" (original mix) - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Joe Mesmar - "Transistor Rhythm" (original mix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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Low Steppa & Bot - "Vibe With Me" (original mix) - (5:30) 123 BPM
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Agent Orange - "U Need It" (original mix) - (7:19) 125 BPM
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Filterheadz - "Clockwise" (original mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM
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Hotspot & Komaroff - "Resistance" (feat Dangur) - (5:44) 122 BPM
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Gorge - "Yemaya" - (7:33) 123 BPM
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Mendo - "Music Power" (Metodi Hristov remix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Rektchordz - "So Simple" (original mix) - (7:03) 123 BPM
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Dario DaAttis - "Diversity" (original mix) - (7:32) 122 BPM
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Wade - "Disco Breakin" (original mix) - (6:03) 124 BPM
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Solarc - "Ghosts" (Who Else remix) - (6:50) 124 BPM
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T.Williams & James Jacob - "The Hive" (original mix) - (6:06) 124 BPM
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Thomas Schumacher - "Kickschool 79" (Oliver Schories remix) - (6:26) 124 BPM
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Di Chaira Brothers - "Rawside" (Rich Wakley Warehouse Treatment) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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John Moss - "All Night" (original mix) - (5:56) 124 BPM
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Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan - "Sensation" (original mix) - (8:48) 125 BPM
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Bill Rogers - "Competition" (Orginal mix) - (6:13) 122 BPM
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Optimuss - "Barbados" (original mix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
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Chay & Dead Space - "Talkina" (original mix) - (7:21) 124 BPM
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Tuff London & Steve Edwards - "Front Line" (original mix) - (6:04) 122 BPM
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Marcellus Wallace - "I Got Some" (original mix) - (6:06) 122 BPM
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Steve Nash - "Taubenhaucher" (Basti Grub remix) - (11:08) 122 BPM
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Will Gold - "Re Wired" (original mix) - (6:03) 123 BPM
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Ronnie Spiteri - "System Check" (original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Al Gibbs & Steve O - "Congestion" (original mix) - (6:01) 125 BPM
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Tomy DeClerque - "Klaxon" (original mix) - (7:41) 127 BPM
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The Deepshakerz - "What Can I Do?" (original mix) - (7:14) 122 BPM
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Animal Trainer - "Ignis" (original mix) - (7:56) 121 BPM
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DJ Dextro - "Rituals" (original mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Various - "London Underground 2016" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:19:02) 123 BPM
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Various - "London Underground 2016" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:17:23) 125 BPM
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Snabsnus
TOYT 061
11 Nov 16
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St Hippolyte - (7:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The A - (5:44) 121 BPM
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Leeched Love Boils - (6:26) 115 BPM
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Snabsnus - (5:39) 118 BPM
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Review: Rhode & Brown, AKA Munich-based producers Friedrich Trede and Stephan Michael Braun, are no newcomers. They first appeared on Toy Tonics back in 2013, and have been regular contributors to the label ever since. There's naturally much to admire on this latest annual missive, from the dreamy deep house, ragged acid and UK breakbeat fusion of opener "St Hippolyte", to the Andres style deep house jazz of hazy closer "Snabsnus". There are treats in between, too, including a further acid exploration ("The A"), and the sun-kissed positivity of the pleasingly loose and languid "Leeched Love Boils".
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Second Year Of Saucy
SAUCY 033
04 Nov 16
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Inkline - "Summer Rain" (original mix) - (5:31) 124 BPM
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Drifta - "Shook" (feat Katie Coleman - Guardate remix) - (4:16) 121 BPM
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Melod!k - "JFK" (KGreen remix) - (5:43) 123 BPM
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Mike Jones - "Don't Stop" (Jack Swaffer remix) - (7:24) 123 BPM
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DevelopMENT - "Dem Boy Sound" (original mix) - (4:45) 128 BPM
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Joedan - "Pacific Swag" (Mij Mack remix) - (3:57) 130 BPM
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Drifta - "Hit The Dancefloor" (feat Victor Mizer) - (3:35) 136 BPM
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Lucent - "Reach Out To You" (original mix) - (5:29) 130 BPM
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Surplus & Drifta - "Outside Of Me" (Jay Robinson remix) - (4:01) 130 BPM
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Pelikann - "Tight" (VIP mix) - (4:26) 135 BPM
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Drifta - "Ride The Wave" (feat Nuala - Barely Royal & Bunnie remix) - (4:42) 133 BPM
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Fish - "Calling" (original mix) - (5:07) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Negativ - "Infinite" (original mix) - (5:17) 130 BPM
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Karl Vincent & Tee - "Warning" (original mix) - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Mike D-Fekt - "Wot" (Deadbeat UK remix) - (5:23) 132 BPM
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Underground Traffic - "PPH" (Pelikann's K-Spoon remix) - (4:07) 130 BPM
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Spekktrum & Spooky - "House Of Haunted Horrors" (original mix) - (4:54) 132 BPM
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TZ - "Dappa Riddim" (VIP mix) - (5:46) 133 BPM
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Underground Traffic - "Boss Skag" (VIP mix) - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Dosage - "Panama Peppers" (Kursa remix) - (4:08) 128 BPM
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Libra - "Torches" (feat Natalie Holmes - Tru Fonix remix) - (5:09) 125 BPM
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Libra - "Torches" (feat Natalie Holmes - Bcee remix) - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Surplus - "Do It" (Random Movement remix) - (5:13) 131 BPM
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Drifta - "Fake It Ft Kelly Pepper" (Salaryman remix) - (4:09) 130 BPM
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Played by: Tigs, Mr LA
Review: Before delivering the promised 'arsenal of dutty new tunes for all you functioning bass addicts' next year, fledging bass label Saucy round up this one with a selection of all their best stuff from their sophomore year. There are a whopping 24 tracks to get your teeth into, highlights of which include the insanely catchy moody pop of opener "Summer Rain" by Inkline, the slamming garage/house of "Don't Stop (Jack Swaffer remix)" by Mike Jones and the eccentric beats and creeped out sounds of the "House Of Haunted Horrors" by Spooky and Spekktrum. What a label, what a year!
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Unfinished Business, Vol  4 - Compiled & Mixed By Luke Solomon
826194 338749
21 Oct 16
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Luke Solomon - "Unfinished Business Vol 4" (continuous mix Pt 1) - (1:11:01) 122 BPM
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Luke Solomon - "Unfinished Business Vol 4" (continuous mix Pt 2) - (1:17:51) 123 BPM
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Honey Dijon - "Houze" (feat Seven Davis Jr - Deetron extended remix) - (7:59) 125 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "Chaka Khan" - (5:30) 125 BPM
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Red Rack'em - "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger" - (8:09) 125 BPM
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Mr G - "Precious Cargo" (feat Blondewearingblack - Mr G's Out dub) - (8:09) 124 BPM
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Bertha - "Huzzah/Listen" - (10:03) 122 BPM
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Gershon Jackson - "Love Desire" (Mike Dunn's Blackball Love mix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Joeski - "Clap Yo Handz" (feat E-Man) - (7:19) 124 BPM
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Ilija Rudman - "In Her Eyes" (feat Andre Espeut) - (5:10) 115 BPM
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Lukatron - "Someone's Calling My Name" (Demo version) - (7:29) 120 BPM
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Chrissy - "Join Me" (feat Miles Bonny - Rahaan Re-edit) - (7:59) 113 BPM
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Tim Deluxe - "Jas" (Eli Escobar remix) - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Denney - "Visualise" (Luke Solomon remix) - (8:36) 124 BPM
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Eric Kupper & Kenny Summit & Proper - "Over Here" (Deeper mix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Luke Solomon - "Stop The Riot" (feat Sam Lynham - PBR Streetgang remix) - (7:54) 122 BPM
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Luca Cazal - "Z's House" (feat Rogue D) - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Demuir - "Here's To Friday" (feat Cynthia Amoah) - (7:23) 124 BPM
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Emilie Nana - "Music" (Manoo remix) - (7:38) 122 BPM
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Luke Solomon - "Dance Electric" (feat Nick Maurer - Borrowed Identity remix) - (7:06) 124 BPM
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Till Von Sein - "U N U" - (5:46) 123 BPM
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Adam Curtain - "Talking In Your Sleep" (feat Gloria Adereti) - (6:31) 123 BPM
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Chris Simmonds - "Lonely Disco Dancer" - (8:31) 124 BPM
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Josh Butler - "On The Edge" (feat Kerrie-Anne - Origins dub) - (6:52) 124 BPM
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Eli Escobar - "Miss My Luv" - (5:59) 122 BPM
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My System Echo - "My Revival" (Ron Basejam remix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
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Hannah Holland - "High Over You" (feat Imma/Mess) - (4:55) 124 BPM
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Home & Garden - "Sexuality" (feat Colette - JT's Porno Beat Down remix) - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Honey Dijon - "Houze" (feat Seven Davis Jr - Mark Farina remix) - (6:42) 124 BPM
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Kat Williams - "Acid Mood" - (8:08) 121 BPM
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Dave Aju - "Freeez" (SoulPhiction Re-rub) - (6:47) 119 BPM
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Homero Espinosa & Mark Farina - "It's All Right" (feat Ori Kawa) - (6:11) 120 BPM
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Mikey V - "Illusions" - (8:28) 123 BPM