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The Future Is Ours EP
CHOPDIGI 016
16 Nov 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
My Desire by Andrew Clarke on Chopshop Cue Track
Andrew Clarke - "My Desire" - (6:04) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Quested by Yam Who? on Chopshop Cue Track
Yam Who? - "Quested" - (5:24) 113 BPM
The Future Is Ours by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "The Future Is Ours" - (6:13) 118 BPM
House Of Fools by Appo on Chopshop Cue Track
Appo - "House Of Fools" - (8:08) 120 BPM
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Review: Re-edit heavy hitters Chopshop are back following their recent killer Greg Wilson/Groove Armada EP, and the big guns are out in force. Andrew Clarke is first up with "My Desire", an exotic funk bass and shimmering grand piano orgy. Then Yam Who? arrives at the party armed with "Quested": an immense synth-boogie looper that will slay you without even trying. Not to be outdone, DJ Butcher's "The Future Is Ours" risks weirding out the dancefloor with its twisted leftfield funk, and succeeds (possibly due to the dog barking bit). Lastly Appo ends with a classic: an arpeggiated disco cover of Chain Of Fools.
Chopshop Music Digital Release 06
CHOPDIGI 06
14 Oct 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Humerus Groove by Andrew Yukon on Chopshop Cue Track
Andrew Yukon - "Humerus Groove" - (5:41) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fired Up by Cazbee on Chopshop Cue Track
Cazbee - "Fired Up" - (5:46) 117 BPM
Axxeman by Drop Out Cutz on Chopshop Cue Track
Drop Out Cutz - "Axxeman" - (4:21) 92 BPM
Funky Games by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "Funky Games" - (4:00) 108 BPM
Won Doe by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ill Advised - "Won Doe" - (4:21) 103 BPM
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What's The Colour
CHOPDIGI 038
17 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
What's The Colour by Angel Funke & Alex Brinken on Chopshop Cue Track
Angel Funke & Alex Brinken - "What's The Colour" - (7:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Zombie by Angel Funke on Chopshop Cue Track
Angel Funke - "Zombie" - (5:50) 121 BPM
Nu Funk A Go by Angel Funke & Alex Brinken on Chopshop Cue Track
Angel Funke & Alex Brinken - "Nu Funk A Go" - (4:48) 124 BPM
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Review: Spanish producers Angel Funke and Alex Brinken are experienced heads in the disco-house game. Here they join forces with an EP for party-starters Chopshop. Lead cut "What's The Colour" sets the tone, building a sparkling deep house/disco hybrid following a superb, cowbell and bongo-laden intro. It's based around a groove that recalls the late '90s productions of disco-house specialists Peppermint Jam. Funke's "Zombie" adds a little Afrobeat shuffle to the formula, building into a percussive frenzy via relentless organs and electric piano keys. The collaborative "Nu Funk A Go" slows things down, offering a spooky, smoky trip into classic trip-hop territory.
Appochop EP
CHOPDIGI 010
01 Jun 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Appochop EP by Appo on Chopshop Cue Track
Getaway - (6:05) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Appochop EP by Appo on Chopshop Cue Track
Fantasy Island - (8:40) 90 BPM
Appochop EP by Appo on Chopshop Cue Track
Devil Woman - (6:10) 107 BPM
Appochop EP by Appo on Chopshop Cue Track
Dub A Little Love - (9:17) 100 BPM
Appochop EP by Appo on Chopshop Cue Track
Cocaine - (7:51) 100 BPM
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Review: Middlesborough-based DJ/producer Appo has been mixing up and chopping up tracks since the late '70s. Here he makes his first appearance on re-edit imprint Chopshop with a five-track, pick 'n' mix assortment of floor-friendly reworks that touches on Balearica, AOR and, of course, disco. In the latter category come slo-mo disco-reggae drum workout "Fantasy Island" and scream-along disco-soul anthem "Getaway". Weirdly, two of the best cuts are also the most esoteric selections. Appo must have had his tongue firmly pressed in cheek when chopping up Cliff Richard's "Devil Woman" (really) and JJ Cale's "Cocaine". Both tracks are given a surprisingly Balearic new lease of life.
Capitan Futuro (instrumentals)
CHOPDIGI 024
01 Jun 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Capitan Futuro (instrumentals) by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Booty Xpress (instrumental mix) - (4:16) 105 BPM
Capitan Futuro (instrumentals) by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Play It Again (instrumental mix) - (3:41) 100 BPM
Capitan Futuro (instrumentals) by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Love Me Crazy (instrumental mix) - (5:47) 112 BPM
Capitan Futuro (instrumentals) by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Firehoes (instrumental mix) - (4:21) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Welcome to the future. Welcome to the past. Whichever direction you wish to travel, the Capitan will take you there in style. Cruising in a gas-guzzling disco edit machine, his vibes sing to any floors from the 70s right through until tomorrow. Each of these grooves have already been tried and tested with full vocals attached now Chopshop have commissioned a full set of instrumentals for added DJ creativity. Highlights include the reverb saturation on "Firehoes" guitar licks, the Chic-style bass juice on "Love Me Crazy" and the heavy horn action on "Play It Again". Ideal for all summer shenanigans, Futuro and Chopshop have delivered some serious goodness right here.
Natural Fun EP
CHOPDIGI 013
01 Sep 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Natural Fun EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Natural Fun - (5:02) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Natural Fun EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Gimme Some More - (6:06) 106 BPM
Natural Fun EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Dancehall Style - (5:53) 100 BPM
Natural Fun EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Girls Wanna Dance - (5:58) 120 BPM
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Review: Chopshop regulars DJ Butcher and BnC have enjoyed considerable success since joining forces as Captain Futuro. Unlike their solo releases, which flit between funtime disco re-edits and housed-up party jams, their Captain Futuro material delves into the party-hearty world of hip-hop, old skool electro and, in this case, reggae. Both the cheeky "Natural Fun" (it samples, we think "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun") and "Dancehall Style" meld together elements of reggae, disco, hip-hop and electrofunk, largely with great success. "Gimme Some More" recreates classic '80s electro, while closer "Girls Wanna Dance" offers a new take on perennial party fave "I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
The Captain Returns EP
CHOPDIGI 09
01 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Captain Returns EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Firehoes - (4:21) 114 BPM
The Captain Returns EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Play It Again - (3:42) 100 BPM
The Captain Returns EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Like We Use To Say - (3:41) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Captain Returns EP by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Freak The Groove - (4:45) 110 BPM
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Review: Something a little different from the Chopshop camp, as DJ Butcher and BnC join forces for a project inspired by the disco-biting world of early hip-hop. It's a definite progression for the Chopshop crew, who previously stuck largely to straightforward re-edits and mash-ups. Of course, there's plenty of reliance on classic samples - see the bumpin', jazz-flecked disco breaks of "Like We Say" and rubbery disco-funk groovery of "Freak The Groove" - but also plenty of invention within the bouncin', block-party grooves of "Firehoes" and "Play It Again". It's the latter - all head-nodding bump, twittering flutes, disco horns and addictive rap - that really stands out.
Chopshop Music Turns Me On Vol 2
CHOPDIGI 020
01 Mar 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Love Me Crazy by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Capitan Futuro - "Love Me Crazy" - (5:47) 112 BPM
Twisted Message by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Dave Gerrard - "Twisted Message" (DJ Butcher mix) - (5:45) 101 BPM
However Do You Want Me by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "However Do You Want Me" - (5:09) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Superstition by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ill Advised - "Superstition" - (5:18) 98 BPM
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Review: With a sly wink and a beckoning wave of the hand, Chopshop invite us into their boudoir for another seductive trip into slinky rework territory. As usual, many bases are covered. Captain Futuro kicks things off with "Love Me Crazy", a slo-mo disco-flecked hip-hop head-nodder. Label supremo DJ Butcher turns Dave Gerard's "Twisted Message" (a sneaky bootleg version of the Furious Five classic) into a disco funk-breaks smasher, before laying down some revivalist rare groove fun in the shape of his own "However Do You Want Me" (a rework of Soul II Soul's "Back To Life"). A decidedly sensual package is completed by the misty-eyed headiness of Ill Advised "Superstition" (yep, a remake of that "Superstitition").
Novena EP
CHOPDIGI 032
01 Nov 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Novena EP by Carrot Green on Chopshop Cue Track
Leadbelly - (5:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Novena EP by Carrot Green on Chopshop Cue Track
Novena - (7:16) 107 BPM
Novena EP by Carrot Green on Chopshop Cue Track
Novena (DJ Butcher edit) - (6:08) 108 BPM
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Review: Hailing from Rio De Janeiro, producer Carrot Green's latest offering his a house prayer, literally a "Novena". The title track manages to combine a hypnotic funk with a nocturnal spiritualism. Elsewhere "Leadbelly" boasts a deep Chicago bassline thrills with Afro overtones, while "Novena" is chopped and housed up by DJ Butcher.
You Don't Know EP
CHOPDIGI 017
01 Dec 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
You Don't Know EP by Cazbee vs DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
You Don't Know - (6:28) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
You Don't Know EP by Cazbee vs DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Hyped Up - (3:21) 92 BPM
You Don't Know EP by Cazbee vs DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
In Search Of Phenomena - (5:16) 123 BPM
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Review: Label regular Cazbee has hooked up with Chopshop boss himself, DJ Butcher, for a new three-track groove-fest. Title track, "You Don't Know", is a slow burner, coming across like The Scissors Sisters doing a 70s ballad...produced by Morcheeba. "Hyped Up" is more party-orientated fare, capturing a killer vintage funk sample, looped over an almost AC/DC-style 4/4 beat and adorned with rationed synth flourishes. Finally, "In Search Of Phenomena" is fast and furious disco-funk, with rolling bongos and a meaty bass synth riff, all punctuated with some effective action from the brass section.
Chopshop Music Digital Release 08
CHOPDIGI 08
17 Feb 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Nautilus by Copycat on Chopshop Cue Track
Copycat - "Nautilus" - (4:08) 101 BPM
The Boss by Discotech on Chopshop Cue Track
Discotech - "The Boss" - (5:13) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
It Sure Is Funky by DJ Raw Sugar on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Raw Sugar - "It Sure Is Funky" - (6:24) 86 BPM
Give It To Me Baby by DJ Agent 86 on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Agent 86 - "Give It To Me Baby" - (5:18) 118 BPM
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Review: Having previously delivered both chunky disco edits and cheeky, bootleg style reworks, the usually reliable Chopshop crew offer up an EP dripping with soul and funk. Included is a loose, hip-hop tempo rework of deep jazz-funk standard "Nautilus" from Copycat (ideal for those bar sets/warm up moments), a head-nodding, heavy 4/4 tweak of an odd electrofunk record from DJ Raw Sugar, and a dubbed-out take on James Brown ("The Boss") by Discotech. Best of all, though, is DJ Agent 86's "Give It To Me Baby", a cheeky, horn-toting rework of freaky 80s funk legend Rick James.
Chopshop Music Digital Release 07
CHOPDIGI 07
09 Dec 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Chopshop Music Digital Release 07 by Daniel Lucas on Chopshop Cue Track
Unlock The Future (original mix) - (7:45) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Chopshop Music Digital Release 07 by Daniel Lucas on Chopshop Cue Track
Unlock The Future (George Kelly mix) - (6:24) 116 BPM
Chopshop Music Digital Release 07 by Daniel Lucas on Chopshop Cue Track
Stroller Of The Backlands (original mix) - (5:45) 115 BPM
Chopshop Music Digital Release 07 by Daniel Lucas on Chopshop Cue Track
Stroller Of The Backlands (Space Ranger mix) - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Rip The Funk
CHOPDIGI 037
08 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
What We Gonna Do Here - (5:27) 116 BPM
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Fifty Four - (5:56) 111 BPM
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Drop The Pieces - (5:38) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rip The Funk by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Rip The Funk - (7:56) 108 BPM
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Review: Stafford-based producer Dave Gerrard specializes in creating cut-and-paste tracks that blend the best elements of familiar disco, funk, boogie and hip-hop jams. What really marks him out, though, is the classy way that he does it. Check out the way he shifts between basslines, grooves and samples on the boogie-tinged house jam "What We Gonna Do Here" (inspired, if that's the word, by Midnight Express's "Danger Zone") or the way he breathes new life into the Average White Band on the thrilling "Drop The Pieces". There's also a riotous tribute to the giants of P-Funk on "Rip The Funk", arguably the EP's strongest moment.
Slo Grind
CHOPDIGI 028
12 Aug 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Soul Shadow by DJ Ace on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Ace - "Soul Shadow" - (6:48) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Slo Grind by Peter Francis & James Omerta on Chopshop Cue Track
Peter Francis & James Omerta - "Slo Grind" - (6:56) 107 BPM
Remind Me by Andy Kidd on Chopshop Cue Track
Andy Kidd - "Remind Me" - (8:25) 91 BPM
The Perfect High by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "The Perfect High" - (4:11) 105 BPM
Ultima Chance by Rotarydisco76 on Chopshop Cue Track
Rotarydisco76 - "Ultima Chance" - (4:52) 106 BPM
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Review: Having spent recent times darting between proper party fodder and strobelight disco delights, the Chopshop crew return with an EP the dips the tempo and depends the grooves for an altogether more slow burn feel. As usual, there's plenty to devour, from the warm chords and deep house sassisness of Peter Francis and James Omarta's "Slo Grind", to the lolloping, break-driven jazz-funk of Dj Butcher's "The Perfect High". Elsewhere, Andy Kidd doffs a cap to '80s rare groove with the soulful head-nodder "Remind Me" (arguably the EP's stand out track), and Rotarydisco76 impresses with the blazed, wide-eyed deep Latin funk of "Ultima Chance".
Chopshop Vol 5
CHOP 005
08 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Chopshop Vol 5 by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Music Turns Me On (DJ Butchers Mashup) - (5:30) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Chopshop Vol 5 by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Wanna Know (DJ Butchers Mashup) - (6:03) 112 BPM
Chopshop Vol 5 by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Simon Says Space (DJ Butchers Mashup) - (6:13) 115 BPM
Chopshop Vol 5 by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
The Beat (DJ Butchers Mashup) - (5:02) 120 BPM
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Head Nodding Jazz EP
CHOPDIGI 036
24 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Head Nodding Jazz EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Disco Nite - (5:00) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Head Nodding Jazz EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Ef U En Kay - (4:51) 114 BPM
Head Nodding Jazz EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Real Brother - (5:35) 116 BPM
Head Nodding Jazz EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Where's The Funk - (4:52) 114 BPM
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Review: There's something pleasingly old-fashioned about DJ Butcher's approach. Steadfastly committed to toasty, feelgood grooves, his productions veer from hip-hop influenced cut-and-paste creations to straight-up edits and sample-heavy blends. You'll fittingly find all three styles here, from the pleasingly sweet feelgood electrofunk grooves of "Disco Nite", and sample-heavy boogie bounce of "Ef U En Kay", to the "To Be Real" biting jazz-funk niceness of "Real Brother". Even better is the Rhodes-laden deep boogie-funk headiness of "Where's The Funk", which fittingly boasts some heavy percussive breaks and killer old school vocal samples.
Need Some EP
CHOPDIGI 012
03 Aug 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Need Some EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Boyz - (5:16) 120 BPM
Need Some EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Need Some (vocal mix) - (5:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Need Some EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Need Some (dub mix) - (5:55) 120 BPM
Need Some EP by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
The Partay Has Just Began - (4:40) 115 BPM
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Review: To date, DJ Butcher has earned himself a reputation as a purveyor of fine party-starting tackle - the kind of edits-not-edits that blur the boundaries between remixes, mash-ups and original productions. This latest EP for his Chopshop label continues on a similar theme, with lead cut "Boyz" sitting somewhere between old skool electro, breaks, house and boogie. "Need Some" - available in vocal and dub flavours - sounds like a long lost New York freestyle cut from 1985 (no bad thing in our book), while "The Party Has Just Began" [sic] fixes heavy synth bass to the sort of acid-laden breakbeat-house jam that was all the rage around '89-90. All four tracks are, of course, buckets of fun.
Sol Wrap
CHOPDIGI 019
01 Feb 13
Hip Hop/R&B
Sol Wrap by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Sol Wrap (vocal mix) - (6:29) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sol Wrap by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Sol Wrap (Leftside Wobble mix) - (6:48) 106 BPM
Sol Wrap by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Sol Wrap (Timewrap mix) - (6:13) 106 BPM
Sol Wrap by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Sol Wrap (instrumental mix) - (4:49) 106 BPM
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Review: After honing his skills with a series of well-regarded re-edit releases, DJ Butcher changes tack here, delivering a devilishly sweet fusion of deep electrofunk, B-boy breaks and old skool hip-hop vocals. Clearly designed as a tribute to late '70s/early '80s hip-hop (check out the Sugarhill Gang/Furious Five style vocals), "Sol Wrap" has enough about it to suggest that it will easily slip into contemporary party sets. There's an instrumental, too, for those who can't be doing with the vocal, while Leftside Wobble offers up a slick remix that replaces the bass with pulsing vintage synth hits. The Latin-flavoured Timewrap Remix is pretty tasty, too.
The Breaks
CHOPDIGI 043
02 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Feature Presentation (Intro) - (1:27) 133 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
California Getaway - (6:08) 120 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Sex Education - (5:20) 124 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
That's Right - (6:53) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Disco Owl - (4:21) 115 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Breakdown - (4:32) 90 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Dreaming Of You - (5:39) 75 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Mustang Boss - (5:22) 116 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
All Rise - (5:08) 84 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
When She Was Sleeping - (4:20) 85 BPM
The Breaks by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
Exodus (Outro) - (1:43) 101 BPM
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Review: To mark the fifth anniversary of his re-edit imprint ChopShop, label owner DJ Butcher now presents his long awaited debut long player, "The Breaks". It's an ambitious project that took at least a year of deep digging, sourcing, remastering and editing. It was a labour of love of course, and this album has clearly been crafted with lots of love - with plenty of newly restored and delicately tweaked rare '70s funk gems, including the much-sampled bassline of "That's Right", the laser-tom drum assault of "Disco Owl" and the spacey Californian yacht rock of "Breakdown".
Chopshop Music Turns Me On Volume 3
CHOPDIGI 039
01 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Paradise by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "Paradise" - (4:55) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Miss You by JMRS on Chopshop Cue Track
JMRS - "Miss You" (original mix) - (6:56) 116 BPM
Good Time Groove Train by Situation on Chopshop Cue Track
Situation - "Good Time Groove Train" - (7:08) 107 BPM
Miss You by JMRS on Chopshop Cue Track
JMRS - "Miss You" (Romin remix) - (6:16) 116 BPM
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Review: The much-loved Chopshop label is back with four more saucy retakes for your aural pleasure. Label boss DJ Butcher kicks off proceedings with the shimmering bass odyssey of "Paradise", and next is JMRS' new cover of The Stones' "Miss You" which livens up this disco-rock classic with perky guitar and a Lionel Richie-esque vocal, finally the slinky female fronted funk of "Good Time Groove Train" leads us into Ronin's stormin electro-disco remix of "Miss You" - easily the coolest joint on this excellent EP.
The Real Fingerman
CHOPDIGI 022
05 Apr 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Real Fingerman by Fingerman on Chopshop Cue Track
I Know It's Mine - (7:03) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Real Fingerman by Fingerman on Chopshop Cue Track
Lenny's Disco - (7:51) 115 BPM
The Real Fingerman by Fingerman on Chopshop Cue Track
Outta Sight - (8:12) 116 BPM
The Real Fingerman by Fingerman on Chopshop Cue Track
Honk Honk - (9:44) 120 BPM
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Review: Trust us, in our experience when encountering someone who goes by a nickname like Fingerman, it's usually best not to enquire as to how they came to be christened so. Here though he seems intent for us to know his true story, and luckily for us he's explaining it through the language of music. "I Know Its Mine" is a snazzy, brassy anthemic jam, "Lenny's Disco" is super camp fun of the Carl Bean variety, "Outta Sight" is more low-slung stuff, and "Honky Honk", with its incredible sliding bassline, is the sound of a roof being raised!
Greg Wilson Versions
CHOPDIGI 015
02 Nov 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Greg Wilson Versions by Groove Armada on Chopshop Cue Track
The Girls Say (Greg Wilson version) - (6:40) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Greg Wilson Versions by Groove Armada on Chopshop Cue Track
DIY Disco (Greg Wilson version) - (9:04) 123 BPM
Greg Wilson Versions by Groove Armada on Chopshop Cue Track
Love Sweet Sound (Greg Wilson version) - (8:33) 123 BPM
Greg Wilson Versions by Groove Armada on Chopshop Cue Track
Save Our Soul (Greg Wilson version) - (6:31) 130 BPM
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Review: Clash Of The Titans here, with Clapham house heroes Groove Armada having their back catalogue given a good seeing to by Manchester's tape-wielding disco maniac, Greg Wilson. It's quality from the get go, starting with "The Girls Say" now reworked into an awesome early 80s synth funk workout that would make Rick James proud. "DIY Disco" is celebratory retro electro-disco at it's finest, while "Love Sweet Sound" is a happy-sad cowbell disco journey of immense proportions. Finally we end proceedings on old skool electro tip with 'Save Our Souls" sounding like a vocodered alien invasion.
Summer Is Early Volume 2
CHOPDIGI 027
02 Aug 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Why Not by Groove Motion on Chopshop Cue Track
Groove Motion - "Why Not" - (7:45) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Glow At Night by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Dave Gerrard - "Glow At Night" (dub) - (4:50) 117 BPM
Boomerang by Ilya Santana on Chopshop Cue Track
Ilya Santana - "Boomerang" - (5:16) 115 BPM
Mazed Projections by Touchsoul on Chopshop Cue Track
Touchsoul - "Mazed Projections" - (6:29) 120 BPM
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Review: More gung-ho re-edit and rework business from the long-running Chopshop imprint, this time with a distinctly summery feel. As usual, there's plenty of variety, and tried-and-tested reworks that lock classic cuts into contemporary trends. Groove Motion gets things going with a distinctly dubbed-out take on Carly Simon's Balearic classic "Why" - think filters and delay aplenty - before Dave Gerrard delivers a sparkling, loopy dub of "Glow at Night" - all lazy jazz guitar solos, flexible disco bass, twinkling pianos and clipped guitars. Ilya Santana provides some decidedly dubby, quirky early '80s post-punk chunkiness in the shape of the excellent "Boomerang" (probably our pick), before Touchsoul instils some percussive swing and disco-funk sassiness to his late night delight "Mazed Projections".
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams
CHOPDIGI 045
01 Aug 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Tell Me What To Do - (5:38) 104 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Save Me - (5:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Please You - (6:40) 111 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Overnight Sensation - (5:20) 120 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Is It Love Is It - (5:54) 116 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Love Is What We Need - (6:13) 114 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Tequila Love - (4:01) 112 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Kick It Live - (5:27) 116 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
State Indie (vocal mix) - (5:32) 85 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Going Outro My Head - (4:41) 96 BPM
Fat Sams Cosmic Jams by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Fame - (4:57) 96 BPM
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Review: Ill Advised and DJ Butcher go way back, so when it came time for the former to release a full length LP, it made total sense that the latter would release it via his Chopshop imprint. Fat Sams Cosmic Jams features 11 nu-disco cuts, all of which are strictly party joints including the deep synthy boogie loops of "Please You", the 120 bpm hands-in-the-air, almost French Touch-esque "Overnight Sensation", the beefed-up hi-NRG of "Is It Love Is It" and the nasty, block rockin' electro-funk of "Kick It Live".
Ill Advised Part One
CHOPDIGI 030
04 Oct 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Ill Advised Part One by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ride The Wind - (5:07) 125 BPM
Ill Advised Part One by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Hurt Me - (6:26) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ill Advised Part One by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Gone Skiing - (6:35) 125 BPM
Ill Advised Part One by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
New York Nights - (5:17) 110 BPM
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Review: This latest release by Ill Advised is a perkier affair than we've come expect from DJ Butcher's edit label Chopshop of late. Yes its been slo-mo city round Chopshop towers recently, nowt wrong with that of course, but these four tracks are all peak time disco sizzlers where the likes of Christopher Cross and Elbow Bones' The Racketeers get edited to within an inch of their lives ("Ride The Wind", "New York Nights").
Chopshop Music Turns Me On
CHOPDIGI 011
06 Jul 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Inside Out by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ill Advised - "Inside Out" - (4:09) 104 BPM
Booty Xpress by Capitan Futuro on Chopshop Cue Track
Capitan Futuro - "Booty Xpress" - (4:18) 105 BPM
In The Mix by Dave Gerrard on Chopshop Cue Track
Dave Gerrard - "In The Mix" - (6:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Music Turns Me On by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "Music Turns Me On" (Greg Wilson Re-Touch) - (8:11) 136 BPM
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Review: By now, we should all know what to expect from re-edit/mash-up/rework specialists Chopshop; namely the kind of sophisticated, floor-friendly concoctions that appeal to both geeks and party-starters alike. This split EP features plenty more material to tickle the fancy of DJs, from the Clav-heavy disco groovery of Ill Advised's "Inside Out" (a smart Odyssey cover) and block party disco-funk of Captain Futuro ("Booty Express"), to the needless-but-fun Indeep cut-up "In The Mix" by Dave Gerrard. Best of all, though, is the fluid re-touch by Greg Wilson of DJ Butcher's "Music Turns Me On", a sweet cut-and-paste effort that's pitched just right.
Love Is What We Need
CHOPDIGI 040
04 Apr 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Love Is What We Need by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ill Advised - "Love Is What We Need" - (6:13) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Slim Shaddy by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "Slim Shaddy" - (4:41) 116 BPM
Suck My Sausage by Voodoo Whiskey on Chopshop Cue Track
Voodoo Whiskey - "Suck My Sausage" - (5:06) 113 BPM
Drama Queen by Rotkraft on Chopshop Cue Track
Rotkraft - "Drama Queen" - (5:09) 110 BPM
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Review: Chopshop boss DJ Butcher has never been afraid to share the wealth and this latest is release is no different, featuring four different producers with four different tunes. Butcher bravely steps up with the Eminem-meets-70s soul "Slim Shaddy", Ill Advised goes loop-crazy for the celestial funk joy of "Love Is What We Need" and Voodoo Whiskey goes for the bass twang jugular with "Suck My Sausage". Finally the curtain closes with the tight and sophisticated disco-funk inferno that is "Drama Queen". Hot stuff!
Sweet Ill Ridin Funk
CHOPDIGI 034
06 Dec 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Save Me by Ill Advised on Chopshop Cue Track
Ill Advised - "Save Me" - (5:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wasn't I Your Friend by Leon Sweet on Chopshop Cue Track
Leon Sweet - "Wasn't I Your Friend" - (6:23) 105 BPM
Burn It Up by Jayl Funk & SDJP on Chopshop Cue Track
Jayl Funk & SDJP - "Burn It Up" - (5:07) 110 BPM
Baboon by The Silver Rider on Chopshop Cue Track
The Silver Rider - "Baboon" - (5:48) 106 BPM
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Review: For this latest Chopshop release, label boss DJ Butcher has decided to present a smorgasbord of his roster, the prime cuts if you will. Ill Advised presents the fast n' furious raw vintage funk of "Save Me", Leon Sweet's "Wasn't I Your Friend" is slower, more sensual and guitar-led, "Burn It Up" is straight outta the mid 80s with a digital sheen and linn drums aplenty and things wind up nicely with The Silver Rider's eccentric chant of "Baboon".
Vision Of Sound EP
CHOPDIGI 026
12 Jul 13
Electro
Vision Of Sound EP by Leftside Wobble on Chopshop Cue Track
Arcade Funk - (6:35) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Vision Of Sound EP by Leftside Wobble on Chopshop Cue Track
Kinky Girl - (6:34) 120 BPM
Vision Of Sound EP by Leftside Wobble on Chopshop Cue Track
Vision Of Sound - (6:35)
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Moplen Chops
CHOPDIGI 023
03 May 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Moplen Chops by Moplen on Chopshop Cue Track
Ma Foom Bey (edit) - (6:27) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Moplen Chops by Moplen on Chopshop Cue Track
Ain't Nothin' Goin' On (edit) - (9:09) 108 BPM
Moplen Chops by Moplen on Chopshop Cue Track
Cavern (edit) - (6:59) 116 BPM
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Review: Here Chopshop welcome Moplen to their clan with an introductory EP of re-jigs. It's an impressive start: "Ma Foom Bey" is brooding Afro house with a slightly Chi-town undercurrent, 80s disco staple "Ain't Nothin Goin On But The Rent" gets a respectful nip and tuck while "Cavern" ends things with a way-out and noodley adaptation of Liquid Liquid's "Cavern".
Superman EP
CHOPDIGI 018
07 Jan 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Superman EP by Rayko on Chopshop Cue Track
Shake Your Body - (8:02) 112 BPM
Superman EP by Rayko on Chopshop Cue Track
Superman - (5:46) 100 BPM
Superman EP by Rayko on Chopshop Cue Track
The Beat Goes On - (8:00) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Superman EP by Rayko on Chopshop Cue Track
Put The Freez On - (6:47) 118 BPM
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Review: Serial re-edit fiend Rayko enjoyed a busy 2012, releasing countless well-regarded EPs of floor-friendly electrofunk and disco rubs. Here he kicks off 2013 with a first solo outing on Chopshop. Like previous outings, it provides a quartet of synth heavy re-dubs and the odd peaktime re-cut (see the mostly instrumental take on The Whispers' "And The Beat Goes On"). Opener "Shake Your Body" is probably the standout, building a formidable electrofunk groove around thickset synths and heavy low-end. "Put The Freez On" ups the tempo and laces chunks of vocal over a particularly sweet and soul-flecked synth groove, while "Superman" rolls along on a Roger Troutman flex - all heavy P-funk synths and fancy talkbox vocals.
Chopshop Music Digital Release 05
CHOPDIGI 05
20 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Give Me Your Love by Rayko on Chopshop Cue Track
Rayko - "Give Me Your Love" (edit) - (7:07) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Juicy Fruit by Rotciv on Chopshop Cue Track
Rotciv - "Juicy Fruit" (edit) - (6:00) 116 BPM
Give U More by Touchsoul on Chopshop Cue Track
Touchsoul - "Give U More" (edit) - (5:38) 115 BPM
Share The Night by Beaten Space Probe on Chopshop Cue Track
Beaten Space Probe - "Share The Night" (edit) - (8:27) 106 BPM
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No Camping EP
CHOPDIGI 029
02 Sep 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
No Camping EP by Situation on Chopshop Cue Track
Dance Boogie - (6:04) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No Camping EP by Situation on Chopshop Cue Track
Moody Shake - (8:12) 110 BPM
No Camping EP by Situation on Chopshop Cue Track
Sweet Music - (6:57) 103 BPM
No Camping EP by Situation on Chopshop Cue Track
Unique Groove - (7:46) 121 BPM
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Review: For their latest release, DJ Butcher's much-loved bootleggy edit label Chopshop have secured hip disco dons Situation. They've not held back either, serving up four new tracks for our delight. It's a slo-mo affair, with most tracks under the 110 bpm mark; highlights include "Dance Boogie" which is based around that famous Steal My Sunshine sample, the blissed-out Latin funk of "Sweet Music" and the attitude-heavy snazzy disco grooves of "Unique Groove".
Disco Non Stop
CHOPDIGI 044
14 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mary by Ten Different on Chopshop Cue Track
Ten Different - "Mary" - (5:22) 110 BPM
Disco Strings by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "Disco Strings" - (6:33) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Don't Stop by DJ Moar on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Moar - "Don't Stop" - (5:41) 125 BPM
Big Apple Rock by Corsican Brothers on Chopshop Cue Track
Corsican Brothers - "Big Apple Rock" - (7:11) 125 BPM
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Review: More killer edits from the Chopshop boys, who this time provide us with "Disco Non Stop" - a collection of tunes by four different producers. It's top-notch party fodder as always, but special shoutouts go to "Mary" by Ten Different, where (an apparent) mid-eighties Rick James goes slo-mo house, labelboss DJ Butcher who gives us the frenetic cosmic banger "Disco Strings" and the Corsican Brothers and their accelerated hiNRG epic, "Big Apple Rock".
Bird Beat
CHOPDIGI 041
02 May 14
Breakbeat
Bird Beat by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Bird Beat (9 Number edit) - (4:37) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bird Beat by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Bird Beat (Cuts edit) - (5:04) 106 BPM
Bird Beat by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Bird Beat (DJ Butcher Club dub) - (5:20) 55 BPM
Bird Beat by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Bird Beat (DJ Ace remix) - (4:49) 106 BPM
Bird Beat by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Bird Beat (instrumental) - (5:02) 106 BPM
Bird Beat by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Bird Beat (bonus beats) - (2:43) 53 BPM
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Review: Classic b-boy business from start to finish, Tom Drummond steps forward with a slice of premium party breaks that sits somewhere between Ugly Duckling and Abdominal. A flavour array ensues as we're bombarded with creative twists; the scratch-heavy, breakdance-ready chops of the Cuts edit, the neat sweet organ blasts of DJ Butcher's sexy disco twist and DJ Ace's serious attention to detail on the drums all score high on the funk-o-meter. Flipping the bird has never been so essential.
Party Time
CHOPDIGI 031
18 Oct 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Party Time by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Party Time (original mix) - (4:18) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Party Time by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Party Time (instrumental mix) - (4:17) 120 BPM
Party Time by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Party Time (DJ Butcher mix) - (5:27) 120 BPM
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Rebounce
CHOPDIGI 035
11 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Rebounce by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Rebounce (original mix) - (4:42) 117 BPM
Rebounce by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Rebounce (instrumental) - (4:42) 117 BPM
Rebounce by Tom Drummond on Chopshop Cue Track
Rebounce (No Diggity edit) - (4:42) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Tom's cheeky productions have surfaced on a plethora of cheeky edit labels including Drum Beats, Chunky Traxx and Shak. However he seems to be settling in with the infamous Chopshop and here he's stays put for a hip hop fuelled corker. "Rebounce" is a slinky funky breaks number coupled with Timbaland's rap from Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody" for a more hands-in-the-air party anthem. If, for some bizarre reason, it fails to work, then call in the does-what-it-says-on-the-tin "No Diggity Edit" which will destroy all and sundry and then some!
Under Chopshop Dub
CHOPDIGI 042
23 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Cairo by Voodoo Whiskey on Chopshop Cue Track
Voodoo Whiskey - "Cairo" - (6:58) 106 BPM
Viva La Raza by DJ Ace on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Ace - "Viva La Raza" - (5:27) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Under My Dub by Situation on Chopshop Cue Track
Situation - "Under My Dub" - (5:58) 125 BPM
No Taboos by DJ Butcher on Chopshop Cue Track
DJ Butcher - "No Taboos" - (4:59) 90 BPM
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Review: DJ Butcher's excellent re-edit label Chopshop has entertained many different takes on disco, but has yet to tackle dub. Until now that is. Here we get four different artists all delivering some seriously dubbed out sonic adventures. Voodoo Whiskey goes first with the seriously cool, low-slung funk haze of "Cairo", while DJ Ace's "Viva La Raza" manages to combine Balearic beats with very light reggaeton vibes. Situation take it further with a totally toasted version of The Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb", whilst the label boss himself wraps up things with the laid back, glistening electro-funk of "No Taboos".
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