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30 Nov 09
03 May 11
Played by: Rudy's Midnight Machine, Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Funky House, Downtown Party Network, Afterlife, Ilya Santana, Dirty Mckenzie, Pete Gooding, Pete Gooding
Review: Nang proffer another fully stacked release - with No Logo the new project of Ibiza fixture Pete Gooding and Steve Miller aka chill out stalwart Afterlife. The first fruits borne of their new endeavour are the decidedly bossa centric thrills of "Party Animal" which is characterized by the suitably breathy vocal turn from Gallic singer Marion Benoist. Given the jazzy leanings of the source its little surprise the accompanying remixes vary in tone to quite a degree. Disco heads will no doubt be drawn towards the refix from Argentinean residing Toomy Disco, with a cowbell heavy groove embellished by one of the Romanian's best basslines to date. Gooding aims for the beachside bars on his effort whilst Andy Mowatt positions his remix for the terraces! The ever impressive Sioux City Boys win out however with a glitchy house refix that is reminiscent of the Electric Chair anthem "4 x 3" from Capoeira Twins.
15 Mar 10
23 Aug 10
08 Aug 11
Review: Pizzico Records boss Billy Bogus transfers to London nu-disco titans Nang for this low-slung saunter into moody disco territory. "Terror Island" is an odd but endearing specimen: its childlike synthesized flute loops and fluttering electronic riffs suggest innocent playfulness, while the growling bass, clipped guitars and thick percussion are much more menacing. The resultant mix is creepy, but strangely funky, too. Fellow Italians Mushrooms Project and Enzo Ponzio take it turns to remix, with the latter's string stabs and chugging 'is-it-Balearic' groove just edging out the former's dark nu-disco concoction. A very solid package, all told.
30 May 11
Review: All-star nu-Italo collaboration alert! Two masters of the contemporary Italian disco scene collide on one stylish release for Nang, and the results are pretty much as you'd expect. Being Nang, there's a whiff of synth-pop about the original mix, but the vocoder-riffic vocals largely play second fiddle to analogue groovery, fuzzy cosmic rock riffage and bubbling synth meldodies. Somehow, "Shooting Star" manages to simultaneously sound old and new - like on of those odd records Daniele Baldelli used to champion, given a 21st century kick up the backside. There's an ace dub for those who dislike the vocals, while Toomy tries to channel the ghost of Barry Mason on his "Body"-aping remix.
04 Oct 10
30 Apr 12
Played by: DJ Nova (Rodon Fm 95)
03 Oct 11
13 Apr 09
09 Jul 12
Review: Italo vibes don't come more authentic than this 29 year old beauty.... Experiencing Cori's original back in 83 must have been like taking a future tablet and landing in the 21st century. Seriously forward thinking, heedlessly groovy and unashamedly funky, it still stands tall by today's standards. There have been various unofficial edits and dubs over the years but it seems Nang's been giving the green light for this full release, complete with a sprawling dub that highlights and accentuates all the best elements of Cori's original. For good measure the slightly less-timeless original b-side "Mirror Of Your Own World" has been thrown in too. How delightful!
24 Aug 09
13 Sep 10
24 Jan 11
Review: For those with an interest in the lefttield side of European disco, the recent renaissance of legendary Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli has been an exciting development. For those outside of Northern Italy, Baldelli remained a marginal figure for many years. Although he - and, it could be argued, compatriot Beppe Loda - invented the cosmic disco sound in the late 1970s and early 80s, it's only in the last decade that the sound has been celebrated across the globe. This collaborative EP with fellow Italian spinner DJ Rocca is his first release since 2009. It sees the duo give contemporary nudisco a fresh new twist, adding obvious Italo, cosmic and old skool electro influences. Nowhere is this more evident than on lead track "RoBa Che Scotta", where the veteran duo add simplistic, stargazing melodies to a rough, appregiated groove. There's beauty within the heavy analogue beats and bassline, but they never lose sight of the dancefloor. Ichisan provides a slightly grubbier, disco-centric rework for those who dig straight-up nudisco. The EP finishes with the title track. Similarly melodic and intergalactic in its construction, 'Space Scribble' has an endearing, child-like quality thanks to a sprightly mix of original electro beats, swirling chords and analogue synth riffery. It's a great end to Baldelli's best EP yet.
30 Jan 12
11 Feb 13
25 Feb 13
19 Mar 12
Review: Here, nu-disco heavyweights Nang join forces with Ilija Rudman's Red Music imprint to present two brand new remixes of cuts from New Jersey disco revivalists Escort. Rudman's own remix of album track "Cameleon Chameleon" is probably the pick. He manages to put his own mark on the Kid Creole-ish original whilst retaining many of the original elements (the strings, guitars, bits of the vocal), adding a heavyweight synth bassline and some gorgeous electronic flourishes. On the (virtual) flipside, Max Essa tries a similar trick with "Starlight", arranging the original's standout elements around a dubby, cowbell-driven boogie groove. Both remixes are fairly reverential, but also add something new.
21 Nov 11
28 Jan 13
27 Feb 12
09 Jul 12
04 Apr 11
Review: It's nice to see Cologne veteran Justus Kohncke turning up on decidedly shiny nu-disco imprint Nang. While something of a maverick -see his "pop ambient" releases and love of expansive, melodic noodling - you can't fault his more dancefloor-centric offerings. "Fussmachine" is another departure, a loose deep house groover that manages to fuse rumbling, low-end pressure, jazz-flecked beats and hustling organ stabs with a whisper of retro piano house chic. It's hard to accurately describe, to be honest, but it's certainly very good - and nowhere near as cheesily "big" as some of the elements suggest. Lasertom provides a superficial nu-disco rework for the Nang faithful, while "Renewal" trots off in a pleasingly spacious, stargazing direction.
27 Feb 12
12 Sep 11
28 Feb 11
Review: Following its appearance on Nang's recent compilation "The Array Volume 2", Nuuro's "Avila" gets a single release. For those with a passion for swirling synthesizer atmospherics, it comes highly recommended. Though slightly dancefloor minded in construction, its waspish, autotune-laden vocals and bubbly electronics suggest Nuuro intended to pitch it at a leftfield pop audience - there's certainly an 'in the know' feel to proceedings. Cool kids take note. Lusty Zanzibar provides the obligartory remixes, upping the atmosphere to paranoia-inducing levels of late night smokiness. There's also a bonus cut, "After A Night Out", which demonstrates Nuuro's love of floor-friendly punk-funk shoutiness.
07 Feb 11
18 Feb 13
10 May 10
Played by: Rotciv, Vincent Inc, Gareth Cheshire, Juno Download, Chris Coco, DJ Magazine, Tom Lown (Acryl/Um Records/Lmd), Juno Recommends Disco, Juno Recommends Deep House, Downtown Party Network
Review: The Nightdance EP is the exact point where Pete Gooding and Chris Coco meet. Not only does the EP combine Coco's trendsetting, cutting edge ethos with Gooding?s more commercial, big room sentiment but it also serves as the audio overview of the pair's joint musical journey so far. The two producers met one evening behind the decks at Ibiza?s sun kissed Cafe Mambo, another poignant factor considering the summery feel of this EP. Following further live dates together, the pair started to throw their own parties at The Player in Soho. Known and loved for its eclecticism, the night also brought the two producers closer together musically. Following a few hazy post-The Player sessions at Pete's Camden pad, their collaborative production was ready and primed for a release as we set off into the summer months.
"Nightdance" conjures up all the images and emotions of a summer's evening at places such as the aforementioned Cafe Mambo. It has a relaxed, bouncing house groove but with a space disco feel that gives it a sense of laid back euphoria. Pete Gooding himself makes his first vocal appearance with an equally blissful soft and hushed vocal. Tokyo based Max Essa turns in sexy, hypnotic remix with an early proto-house, while Tony Humphries gets the groove going with wonderfully live sounding percussion. Toby Tobias however, widens the appeal by stripping the track of its sunny flavour and replacing it with some minimalist disco grooves. Gooding and Coco return to close the EP with "The Player." Again featuring Pete?s vocals, this is a mid-tempo burner that keeps the groove laid back and contented. This time though, the track is awash with acid overtones, pointing to the era of house music that both producers keep close to their hearts.
Slotting perfectly onto Greg Wilson?s Nang offshoot, Pete Gooding and Chris Coco bring some dynamic, feel good future disco to our summer. The Nightdance EP is sure to keep outdoor terraces and day time parties on the boil for the next few months.
05 May 11
22 Aug 11
Review: This week's Nang release comes from little-known label regulars Pharao Black Magic. They're perhaps not a particularly well-known name, despite having provided numerous remixes for Nang in the past. They certainly fit the label's sound like a glove, here offering up a big, haircut-tastic, nu-disco-with-bells chunk of piano-laden bliss that should appeal to Nang's strong fan base. For those with more refined tastes, there's a pleasingly Balearic rub from Coyote that turns the hectic original into an atmospheric, midtempo wiggler. There's also more smile-inducing piano shenanigans in the form of bonus cut "Mambo Marimba", which boasts trance-like build-ups and, strangely, no marimbas!
16 Jan 12
27 Jun 11
Played by: Gazeebo
Review: With a whopping 10 tracks to choose from, The Move EP isn't so much an extended single as a big screen epic, with Charlton Heston acting out the life of a world-weary nu-disco producer over the course of six synth-heavy hours. Thrill as Heston's Balearic pop groover "The Move" gets likened to The Pet Shop Boys after a heavy night in Rimini! Swoon as dashing remixer Ichisan takes Heston down the disco and gets girls salivating with his rubbery bassline prowess! Gawp in wonder as James Bright delivers his first great remix! Sit in silence while Heston tries to get people excited about the B-Sides! You get the idea.
06 Dec 10
Review: Nang are definitely not a label who abide by the platitude that Christmas is for winding down, dropping what seems like their 136th release this year in the shape of We Are Ready by Lithuanian electro disco pulsers Proper Heat. Lead by front man Martin Virgin, the band deal in a sort of burning retro futurist disco glamour that seems a perfect fit for Nang. Complementing the title track, Tokyo based Max Essa gets involved on remix duties laying some lightly throbbing disco action down for the club mix and a delightfully groove heavy dub mix!
14 Jan 13
Review: With this, his latest release, Rayko makes the leap from disco/funk re-edit man to bona fide producer. Serving as a taster for his upcoming long player, "The Cave" is a classy seven-minute 80s synth-disco odyssey straight out of Miami Vice. Cold, glistening pads wash around a pulsating arpeggiated bassline like a crisp white sport scar against an azure sky. Ohm Fat's 'Transcended' mix, stays on similar territory but with a more urgent bassline, however if it proves too urgent for you, you can always opt for the extra dub mix which suitably chills the whole thing out.
31 May 10
Played by: Rudy's Midnight Machine, Nick Chacona, Gareth Cheshire, Juno Recommends Disco, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Downtown Party Network
Review: Nang go full throttle on exposing the world to the delights of Sare Havlicek. Having liked what they heard when the Slovenian took part in their recent John Carpenter tribute and Space Remix projects, Nang are now putting out an album from Havlicek. As a taste of what to expect, we get "Dreams In Light", a lovely vocal disco bomb very much in the vein of Crazy P. Hannah Mancini's crisp vocals float perfectly in sync over Havlicek's perfectly arranged melodies and warm bass lines. London Disco veteran Ray Mang (DFA/Eskimo/Mangled) is on remix duties, offering up an Attakshak remix which adds extra glisten and a lofty near nine minute dub which is matched by Havlicek's own dubbed version.
13 May 13
19 Nov 12
Review: Perennial synth-fancier, nu-disco producer and occasional nu-Balearic type Sare Havlicek makes a welcome return to Nang with a particularly expansive EP. With its flowing strings, retro synths and drum machine shuffle, "Diamondback (Parts 1 & 2)" sounds like ABC's "The Look Of Love" as re-invented for the nu-disco generation. It's rather pleasing and very attractive, all told, and arguably one of Havlicek's finest outings to date. "Diamondback (Part 3)" shuffles further towards the world of cock-rockin' AOR disco (whilst, of course, retaining some of those gorgeous strings and synths). The remaining mixes sit somewhere in between the two, adding and subtracting big pianos, vocals or heartier bass.
23 May 11
Review: Former Slovenian techno pioneer Sare Havlicek has enjoyed a new lease of life since shacking up with Tirk offshoot Nang and re-focusing on sun-drenched nu-disco. This single features tongue-in-cheek Balearic lounge groover "White Russian (Lazy Summer)" - see the silly electric guitar solos and soaring strings of the Cocktail Mix - getting remixed by Loveunlimited, Max Essa and Chris Coco. While the latter's mix is probably destined for a million "Chill Out" comps, Essa and Loveunlimited provide smart and pleasingly melodic nu-disco rubs. The latter's string-drenched electro-funk version is probably the pick of the EP, but Essa's more uptempo take isn't far behind.
28 Dec 10
17 Oct 11
28 May 12
Played by: Chas Bronz