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Ron Basejam Edits
RNTD 008
19 Jan 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Love Don't Wait - (5:46) 115 BPM
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Someday - (5:41) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Supply - (4:39) 102 BPM
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Review: There's a touch of the Clash Of Titans here, with prominent Brooklyn re-edit label Razor N Tape recruiting James Baron (Ron Basejam/Crazy P) for a heavyweight nu-disco release. Baron doesn't disappoint either, delivering three tough disco housers that touch on 80s electro-boogie ("Love Don't Wait"), soulful gospel ("Someday") and loopy, filtered funk ("We Supply").
Just One EP
RNTD 026
01 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Just One (original mix) - (7:07) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Just One (Lay-Far remix) - (5:18) 122 BPM
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Get It Baby (Drum mix) - (6:05) 118 BPM
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Get It Baby (Patchworks remix) - (6:53) 118 BPM
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Get It Baby (Wurli mix) - (6:50) 118 BPM
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Review: Sorry, no slow and dark Belgian New Beat here, as this is a whole different kettle of 'Body Music'. Instead we have a satisfying selection of delicious disco and house gems. Here renowned Brooklyn re-edit label Razor-N-Tape have rustled up quite an EP led by the original mix of "Just One", an enrapturing loop of Chic-era guitars, pianos and soulful vocals. The Lay-Far remix is a soft, deep and dreamy excursion. The Drum mix of "Get It Baby" recalls the early boogie synth of Patrick Cowley, while Patchwork goes for pure analogue disco and Wurli drops a killer electronic space-house joint.
Dynamics EP
RNTD 007
14 Jul 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nobody Believed (intro) - (3:18) 133 BPM
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If It Wasn't For You - (6:13) 115 BPM
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Interlude - (2:28) 97 BPM
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Dynamics - (5:12) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Dreams - (6:41) 113 BPM
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Outro - (1:41) 95 BPM
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Review: The Dynamics EP marks the artist debut from Caserta, a future star for sure. He tries his hand at a bit of everything over these six tracks, including the deep cowbell soulful grooves of "If It Wasn't For You", the lean sample-laden electro-house of "Dynamics" and the elegantly wasted, blissed out synthpop of "My Dreams". It's all sewn up with quirky interludes and outros too, making for an impressively cohesive release.
Chrissy Edits
RNTD 021
29 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Discoglide - (5:57) 125 BPM
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Ragtyme - "Fix It Man" (feat T C Roper - Chrissy's Fixer Upper mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Every Person - (7:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Standing Passengers - (5:07) 125 BPM
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Review: Since ditching his bass music-inspired Chrissy Murderbot alias some time back, Smart Bar resident Christopher Shively has become a man in demand. Following a string of hot deep house productions for Classic, Freerange and Chi-Steez, he pops up on Razor 'N' Tape with a quartet of killer re-edits. He begins with the bassline-driven disco-funk stomp of "Discoglide", before applying his magic touch to Ragtyme's forgotten 1987 hip-house jam, "Fix It Man", in the process toughening up the original's classic Chicagoan groove. Shively successfully dips the tempo to deliver a dubbed-out, extra-gritty interpretation of Double Exposure classic "Everyman" (here re-titled "Every Person"), before reaching for the horns on the righteous disco stomp that is "Standing Passengers".
Light Star
RNTD 017
16 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Light Star - (6:22) 121 BPM
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Review: Munich-based twosome Coeo are probably best known for their various house excursions on Toy Tonics and Let's Play House. This time out, they're in a more disco-minded mood, delivering a killer re-interpretation of Escort's 2006 classic "Starlight" for Brooklyn scalpel specialists Razor 'N' Tape. Wisely, they tease out the Brooklyn band's killer groove - think Chic style guitar riffs and Konk drums - for two minutes before introducing the track's famous synth lines. By the time the vocals kick in, you'll be in full on "reaching for the lasers" mode. While the original didn't necessarily need messing with, the duo's edit turns it into an even bigger anthem. Hold tight!
The Remedy
RNTD 006
03 Mar 14
Deep House
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The Remedy - (6:20) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Remedy (TwoDirty remix) - (6:18) 113 BPM
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The Remedy (TwoDirty instrumental) - (6:18) 113 BPM
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The Remedy (Caserta Knows The Cure remix) - (5:45) 118 BPM
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The Remedy (Grey Area remix) - (5:51) 118 BPM
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The Remedy (Duu Ben remix) - (6:03) 113 BPM
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Review: Having first dropped on fluorescent yellow vinyl back in November, Dirtytwo's baggy, string-laden Razor 'N' Tape debut, "The Remedy", finally makes it to digital download. The original - a tactile US garage-influenced deep house take on Diana Ross's disco classic "Love Hangover" - is joined by a quartet of similarly classic-sounding remixes. DirtyTwo throw in a few more original disco elements on their TwoDirty Remix (which, incidentally, also comes in instrumental form), Caserta drops some piano house riffs and booming garage bass on his rework, while Grey Area go all Balearic on their deliciously saucer-eyed version. Finally, Duu Ben sprints back towards the disco on his chunky, percussive interpretation.
Back In The Day EP
RNTD 022
03 Oct 16
Deep House
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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.
Edits
RNTD 012
14 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Wizard Funk - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Cream - (4:51) 114 BPM
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The Moment - (6:07) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alright - (3:32) 70 BPM
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Review: Long-standing French funk veteran Vas delivers another deep disco dispatch... "Wizard Funk" lives up to its name with a ballsy, almost dubby stomp and a bassline so juicy it could grow flowers in the desert. "Cream" dims the lights, dips the tempo and slowly strips off every musical garment to reveal a slinky, naked bassline. "The Moment" is subverted repurpose of Inner Life's Salsoul standard "Moment Of My Life" where the groove and backing vocals hog the spotlight. Ending on a sweet, skanky high, Vas brings this show to an end with a beautiful rework of Keith Hudson & Family Man's "I'm Alright". Sporting a new coat of drums and a tripped out synth lines, it's an instant soul soother... And a great way to end an awesomely broad EP.
Onde Anda LP
RNTD 030
31 Jul 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Fatnotronic - "7, 8 E 1" - (5:41) 96 BPM
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Fatnotronic & In Flagranti - "Botoque" - (5:46) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fatnotronic & Felipe Sa - "Formula 1" - (3:47) 94 BPM
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Fatnotronic & In Flagranti - "Me Diga" - (4:37) 92 BPM
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Fatnotronic - "E Um Barato" - (5:16) 125 BPM
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Fatnotronic & Felipe Sa - "Onde Anda" - (5:18) 87 BPM
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Fatnotronic - "Margarida" - (4:15) 116 BPM
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Fatnotronic & Maffalda - "Blaus" - (4:15) 112 BPM
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Review: Cosmic-minded Brazilians get busy with Razor N Tape with an artistically presented eight track collection of native edits and originals. Charming from the off-beat funk of "7 8 E 1", we're soon hammered by the steady stamps of "Botoque", massaged by the come-to-bed soul of "Formula 1" and whipped into a shamanistic frenzy by the percussion-fuelled "E Um Barato". Complete with a cheeky little 7" brother - that features the acid slapping Latin club smasher "Margarida" and the ghetto-busting funk of "Blaus" - these are the type of packages RSD was invented for. Party time.
Whiskey Ginger EP
RNTD 029
03 Jul 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Whiskey Ginger - (6:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aldo Raine - (5:29) 117 BPM
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New Canvas - (7:45) 124 BPM
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Camille 2000 - (5:22) 112 BPM
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Review: With Daniel leseman and Hans Peeman riding high on the success of their recent With Lasers EP on Heist, Razor 'N' Tape has decided to deliver a digital version of lasr year's previously vinyl-only Whiskey Ginger EP. There's much to admire throughout, from the classic disco walking bass, lolloping drums and swish, boogie style synth flourishes of "Whiskey Ginger", to the delightfully fuzzy, P-funk flavoured synth jam, "New Canvas". Elsewhere, "Camille 2000" is an exquisite trip into deep house/boogie fusion, while "Aldo Raine" is as warm, dusty and dancefloor friendly as any organic deep house cut you'll hear this year.
Make Me Feel EP
RNTD 003
08 Mar 13
Deep House
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Here's To You Mr Robinson - (6:01) 118 BPM
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Make Me Feel - (6:17) 115 BPM
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Where You Belong - (5:54) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: A belated but welcome return for Brooklyn's Razor 'N' Tape crew. This time round, though, they're not cutting-up classic boogie tunes in a Tiger & Woods-ish disco-house style. Instead, they offer up three woozy, all-enveloping deep house cuts from The Groovers. "Here's To You Mr Robinson" laces a classic jazz vocal over a smooth-as-silk deep house groove, while "Make Me Feel" turns a delicious jazz-funk jam into a deep, soulful treat - all twinkling Rhodes, edible horns and sweeping strings. "Where You Belong", on the other hand, goes further into slow dance territory, lacing fluid funk guitars, sensual pianos and a delightful vocal over a deep rare funk groove.
JKriv Edits
RNTD 024
21 Nov 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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JKriv - "The Queen On Her Throne" - (8:06) 110 BPM
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Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - "Bukom Mashie" (JKriv's King Mashie edit) - (8:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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!
Hot & Bothered EP
RNTD 016
18 Apr 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hot & Bothered - (6:44) 112 BPM
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I'm Wishin' - (5:30) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fling Cleaning - (6:14) 112 BPM
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Visions Of You - (3:11) 100 BPM
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Review: Brooklyn's Razor-N-Tape reach out to the Lowlands and coax Hans Peeman into donning his Junktion alias for a new four-track EP on their Razor-N-Tape Reserve label. Living up to it's dignified and reserved billing, this release on the offshoot finds the Nijmegen-based Peeman laying down some luscious, colourful disco vibes that will brighten up any sun laden afternoon on the terrace. Title track "Hot & Bothered" sets the tone with a summery vibe underpinned by some bumping drums, whilst "I'm wishin'" glides with a subtle house bump and some wonderful vocal touches. "Fling Cleaning" sees Peeman veer off into disco chug territory, whilst "Visions of You" ends the EP on a soulful note.
Way Back Home EP
RNTD 020
15 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - original mix) - (6:35) 120 BPM
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Seb's Party (original mix) - (6:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun Alt mix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods Alt mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM
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Review: Razor 'N' Tape has been slowly expanding its' outlook in recent years, focusing on original productions just as much as re-edits. Here, they've pulled off something of a coup by snapping up two fresh cuts from Dutch heavyweights Kraak & Smaak. There's the clipped Chic guitars, jaunty analogue bass, undulating Syclops lead lines and gravelly soul vocals of "Way Back Home", and the filter-heavy disco-house throb of "Seb's Party". The package also includes two tasty re-rubs apiece from Ben Sun and Tiger & Woods. Sun offers up a smooth, nu-disco/deep house fusion, followed by a chunkier, classic house sounding affair, while Tiger & Woods offer two superb variants on the same throbbing, electrofunk-meets-Balearic piano house template.
Lovebirds Edits
RNTD 009
11 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Free (Lovebirds Beautiful rework) - (7:19) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Donwanchooback (Lovebirds edit) - (6:05) 120 BPM
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Review: Given that this two-tracker is one of Razor-N-Tape's strongest releases to date, it's good to see it coming out digitally at long last, some 6 months on from its initial vinyl release. Lovebirds man Sebastian Doring takes time out from crafting luscious deep house to deliver a pair of similarly warm and sensual re-edits. "Free (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework)" kicks things off, delivering a wonderfully tactile and breezy blend of Balearic sunshine, reggae-disco rhythms and just the right amount of deep house swagger. "Downandchooback (Lovebirds Edit)" is a more traditional affair, with Doring cutting up a familiar disco favourite, extending the groove in all the right places whilst giving the original vocal pride of place in the nix.
Drunken Monk EP
RNTD 028
05 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Juicy Lucy - (5:42) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lovin' - (6:03) 111 BPM
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Moovish - (6:26) 117 BPM
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Something Special - (6:08) 115 BPM
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Review: After some brilliant appearance on Dirt Crew,Quartet Series & Quintessentials, Manchester-based DJ and producer Loz Goddard is back on a solo flex with the Drunken Monk EP for the Reserve sublabel from NYC edit crew Razor N Tape. Four tracks deep, this EP has that slinky, glossy feel to it that sounds just right on Razor N Tape, with the Love Unlimited Orchestra does disco house shuffle of "Lovin'". Then "Moovish" sees young Loz veer off into heavily filtered house territory, throwing in what sounds like some nifty RAMP sampling while he's at it. The appropriately-titled "Something Special" rounds out the P in fine style with a bit of a French Touch.
Rose Cutz EP
RNTD 005
20 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Luvless - "Right Now" - (5:58) 113 BPM
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Luvless - "Castles In The Sky" - (6:19) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Luvless - "We Need To" - (5:38) 100 BPM
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Martin Hayes - "Bobby's Theme" - (6:08) 105 BPM
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Review: When this split EP from rising talents Luvless and Martin Hayes first dropped on rose-red wax last autumn, it picked up support from a wide range of DJs (Maxxi Soundsystem, Daz-I-Kue, OOFT and Doc Martin included). It's easy to see why. Luvless's shuffling, sample-heavy blends of dewy-eyed deep house and sugary disco fit into a range of sets, while the familiar samples ("Just the Two of Us" gets filtered to oblivion on the chugging "Castles in the Sky") guarantees a flicker of recognition from difficult dancefloors. The real stand-out moment, though, comes from Martin Hayes, whose delicious "Bobby's Theme" gets just the right balance between disco-funk reverence and sinewy, deep house sensuality.
Beatin' Tha Breaks
RNTD 010
10 Jul 15
Deep House
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Beatin' Tha Breaks (Fouk remix) - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beatin' Tha Breaks (Freddie Joachim remix) - (4:08) 91 BPM
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Review: Brooklyn label Razor-N-Tape get in on the Record Store Day action with this special edition of Beatin Tha Breaks from Nashville-based Magic In Threes. It's the remixes that come first, with Dutch artist Fouk going into similar house territory to Kenny Dope with plenty of live instrumental touches blessing the bristling percussion. It's a totally different vibe on the Freddie Joachem remix, with the Californian opting for some midtempo funk breaks that stay closer to the sound of Magic In Threes' original version. This closes out the RSD release on the B-side and is an easy-breezy affair dripping with soulful guitars and harmonies.
Martin Hayes Edits
RNTD 027
22 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get On Down - (6:08) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Make Me Dance - (5:14) 113 BPM
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Tight Spot - (5:38) 120 BPM
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Ol' Funky Music - (5:42) 109 BPM
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Review: Mixmag recently named Razor-N-Tape as one of the most influential disco labels of the last decade. Certainly, there are few edit imprints whose releases are quite as consistently good. Predictably, this four-tracker from Leipzig's Martin Hayes is another doozy. Check, for example, the righteous slap bass, punchy horn lines, eyes-closed guitar solos and layered drum hits of boogie-era disco roller "Get on Down" and the densely percussive disco-funk brilliance of "Tight Spot", where fittingly razor-sharp guitar riffs and woozy synthesizer lines help push the action forwards. Also worth a listen is EP closer "Ol' Funky Music", a pleasingly laidback and groovy affair with plenty of neat instrumental flourishes to accompany the hip-hop style breakbeats.
Michael The Lion Edits
RNTD 015
29 Feb 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Any Time - (6:56) 120 BPM
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The Don - (5:39) 119 BPM
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Get More - (6:18) 128 BPM
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909s & Herb (feat Sammy Bananas) - (6:35) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Michael The Lion pops up on the ever-reliable Razor N Tape imprint following high quality outings on Soul Clap and Giant Cuts. This time round, he's following the Kon blueprint of blending edit style rearrangement with the heavyweight swing of house production. He begins with the soulful disco-house throb of "Anytime" - all extended percussion breaks, piano-heavy sweetness and life-affirming vocals - before charging off on a cheeky Italo-disco direction with "The Don". "Get More" is a killer, high octane re-cut of Lorraine Johnson's obscure cover of Teddy Pendergass favourite "The More I Get, The More I Want", while closer "909s and Herb" - a co-production with Sammy Bananas - blends elements from Herb Alpert disco classic "Rise" with all manner of brand new synths, drums and samples.
Misiu Edits
RNTD 032
02 Oct 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Loose Change - (6:35) 107 BPM
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All A Dream - (5:46) 116 BPM
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Roll The Dice - (5:57) 120 BPM
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Black Magic - (5:47) 122 BPM
Somethin' Wit Jazz Remixes
RNTD 023
24 Oct 16
Deep House
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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.
Somethin' Wit Jazz Remixes
RNTD 025
27 Mar 17
Deep House
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (feat James Duncan - Jimpster remix - Luke Solomon Body edit) - (6:20) 128 BPM
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Played by: Heizo Murakami
Only Children Edits
RNTD 001
12 Nov 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Falling - (5:58) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Whatever Makes U - (6:21) 120 BPM
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Innertubes
RNTD 011
10 Aug 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Intro - (0:24) 80 BPM
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Lil Triceratops - (3:34) 102 BPM
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Power Questing - (2:48) 112 BPM
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Sew Brand New - (3:50) 95 BPM
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Penwick Pool - (3:32) 90 BPM
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One Of Thees Daze - (4:13) 96 BPM
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Spread Lurve - (5:06) 96 BPM
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Tubin' - (3:48) 118 BPM
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3rd Eye - (2:23) 77 BPM
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Urrday Pool - (3:41) 90 BPM
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3rd Eye (Luvless remix) - (6:47) 118 BPM
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Sew Brand New (Junktion remix) - (5:27) 110 BPM
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Tubin' (DJ Vas remix) - (5:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One Of Thees Daze (Thatmanmonkz remix) - (6:31) 118 BPM
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Power Questing (Superprince remix) - (5:56) 119 BPM
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Review: The vibes here are strictly West Coast. Innertubes is a ten-track collection of hazy warm pool parties, music with a vintage Instagram filter applied. Highlights include the gentle chipmunk funk of "Power Questing" and the rolling 70s keyboard joint "Penwick Pool". There are also five bonus remixes included for those craving more housed-up beats.
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
RNTD 004
06 Sep 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine - (4:18) 86 BPM
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Music Overflow - (4:28) 88 BPM
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Late Nite Tuff Guy edit) - (5:21) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Music Overflow (Grey Areas tokyo 2 amsterdam mix) - (7:20) 119 BPM
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Music Overflow (Luvless remix) - (6:30) 115 BPM
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Leftside Wobble carnival mix) - (6:27) 87 BPM
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Review: Who can deny anything Roy Ayers, really? Japanese pianist and electronic music producer Kan Sano reworks the American soul, funk and jazz legend's infamous hit "Everybody Loves The Sunshine". He breaks down the sugar-dusted original into something freeform, downtempo and acid jazz leaning, while on the virtual flip, "Music Overflow", sounds exactly like a production you would make after being inspired by sunshine, soul, Roy Ayers and a room full of drum machines and synthesisers.
Tom Of Brooklyn Edits
RNTD 019
18 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Summerjam - (6:00) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disco Maniac - (6:57) 123 BPM
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Dreamin Again - (6:52) 121 BPM
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Heavy Danse - (4:31) 122 BPM
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Review: Razor N Tape has been predictably coy about the identity of new signing Tom of Brooklyn. Whoever the New York man of mystery is, he's certainly capable of crafting hot-to-trot edits that pay due reverence to their obscure source material. There's much to admire on this fine debut EP, from the chopped-up, late night hustle of the delightfully percussive "Disco Maniac", to the loopy disco-funk swing of "Dreamin' Again". Elsewhere, the Big Apple scalpel fiend makes merry on the low-slung, delay-laden disco drum workout "Heavy Dense", and pays tribute to sweltering temperatures and long, lazy days on the shuffling standout "Summerjam". Superb stuff, all told.
Chill Cuts Vol 1
RNTD 018
21 Jun 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Caserta - "Nobody Believed" (intro) - (3:18) 100 BPM
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JKriv - "Dee's Keys" (JKriv rework) - (7:04) 101 BPM
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POOLS - "One Of Thee's Daze" - (4:13) 96 BPM
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Luvless - "We Need To" - (5:38) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Junktion - "Visions Of You" - (3:11) 100 BPM
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DJ Vas - "Cream" - (4:51) 57 BPM
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Kan Sano - "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" - (4:18) 90 BPM
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Magic In Threes - "Beatin' Tha Breaks" (Freddie Joachim remix) - (4:08) 91 BPM
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Late Nite Tuff Guy - "My Sugar Is Gone" - (8:05) 93 BPM
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The Groovers - "Where You Belong" - (5:54) 87 BPM
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House Cuts Vol 1
RNTD 014
19 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Magic In Threes - "Beatin' Tha Breaks" (Fouk remix) - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Only Children - "Whatever Makes U" - (6:21) 120 BPM
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POOLS - "Tubin'" (DJ Vas remix) - (5:52) 122 BPM
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Lovebirds - "Free" (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework) - (7:19) 119 BPM
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The Groovers - "Here's To You Mr Robinson" - (6:01) 118 BPM
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Kan Sano - "Music Overflow" (Grey Area's Tokyo 2 Amsterdam mix) - (7:20) 119 BPM
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POOLS - "Sew Brand New" (Junktion remix) - (5:27) 110 BPM
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Dirtytwo - "The Remedy" - (6:20) 118 BPM
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Caserta - "Dynamics" - (5:12) 121 BPM
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Kan Sano - "Music Overflow" (Luvless remix) - (6:30) 114 BPM
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Review: Back in the 80s, re-edit heroes Razormaid literally cut and spliced tapes of popular tunes into new shapes and sounds. Thirty years on and although the formats have changed the philosophy remains the same. Aaron Dae and JKriv's label Razor 'N' Tape specialises in chopped up disco but here they looked to house instead. There are ten wondrous jams on this album, our favourites including the smooth Balearic work out "Free" (Loverbirds' clever Donald Fagen rework), the skippy afterhours garage of "Music Overflow" and the cool and deep "Dynamics".
Disco Cuts Vol 1
RNTD 013
05 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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JKriv - "So True" (JKriv's Sunny Splice) - (5:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Deep&Disco - "Feel The Rhythm" - (7:38) 116 BPM
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Lovebirds - "Donwanchooback" - (6:05) 119 BPM
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Ron Basejam - "Someday" - (5:41) 118 BPM
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Only Children - "Falling" - (5:58) 110 BPM
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Martin Hayes - "Bobby's Theme" - (6:08) 105 BPM
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Deep&Disco - "So Tight" - (7:40) 112 BPM
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Frank Booker - "Cosmos" - (7:07) 115 BPM
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Ron Basejam - "Love Don't Wait" - (5:46) 115 BPM
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Luvless - "Castles In The Sky" - (6:19) 100 BPM
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Review: Here, Aaron Dae and JKriv gather together some highlights from the first three years of their popular re-edit imprint, Razor 'N' Tape. Given the label's infamously high hit rate, it's little surprise to find that Disco Cuts Volume 1 is full of tried-and-tested dancefloor smashers - the kind of dub-flecked, handily compressed jams that work wonders in both disco and house sets. Highlights are naturally plentiful, from the dubby pulse of Deep&Disco's ace Chic rework "Feel The Rhythm", and the cheery '80s soul revivalism of Ron Basejam's gospel boogie cut "Someday", to the undulating grooves of Luvless' "Castles In The Sky" (you can guess the identity of the original source material) and head-nodding pulse of Only Children's chugging "Falling".
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