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Casual Boogie
SCD 004
13 Jul 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Casual Boogie - (4:52) 120 BPM
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Casual Boogie (Drop Out Orchestra remix) - (5:37) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Casual Boogie (Rocco Raimundo reconstruction) - (7:38) 120 BPM
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Casual Boogie (Andrew Clarke remix) - (6:37) 118 BPM
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Review: Skycreaker return after nine months of virtual silence with a sterling slab of disco from label mainstays Casual Encounters. Loaded with the ever-reliable disco bleeps, a strong-but-too-overpowering beat, an outlandishly sexy bassline and some rather dashing synthwork, you'll be doing more than a mere casual boogie to this when you hear it in all its full length glory. There's some very tasty remix action on show, too; Drop Out Orchestra add extra emphasis to the bassline, Rocco Raimundo takes things into much deeper territories while Andrew Clarke reworks the focus towards the synths. Blame it on the boogie...
Atomic Grooves Vol 1
SCD 002
25 Nov 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ejeca - "Was I Here" - (6:40) 110 BPM
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Flash Mode - "Solo Flight" - (8:38) 112 BPM
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Casual Encounters - "Million Dollar Smile" - (5:44) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mike Salta - "Outrun" (Stripped version) - (9:00) 116 BPM
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Review: Scandinavian nu-disco imprint Skycreaker debuted recently with a solid three-tracker from electrofunk/nu-disco fusionist Satin Jackets. Here, they attempt to give a flavour of the label's future direction with a split, four-track EP. There's plenty of promise amongst the grooves, which casually flit between boogie-flavoured house, compressed electrofunk and off-kilter deepness. Casual Encounters impress with their synth-heavy "Million Dollar Smile", while Flash Mode layer up the organs on the deep and dreamy "Solo Flight". There's also a deliciously deep and atmospheric chunk of late night house from Ejeca and a long, midtempo builder from Mike Salta. On this evidence, Skycreaker will be a label to watch in 2012.
Everytime You Cry
SC 005
28 Sep 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Everytime You Cry (Satin Jackets remix) - (8:54) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Everytime You Cry (Peter Visti remix) - (5:21) 115 BPM
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Everytime You Cry (SoundSAM remix) - (6:01) 105 BPM
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Everytime You Cry (GrooveU & Dr Benz remix) - (5:58) 118 BPM
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Everytime You Cry (original mix) - (7:01) 115 BPM
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Simple Questions
SCD 003
27 Feb 12
Deep House
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Simple Questions - (6:50) 118 BPM
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Take More Lessons - (6:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Disturb Jackson - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Simple Questions (Ejeca remix) - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Take More Lessons (Casual Encounters remix) - (5:43) 120 BPM
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Review: Russian spoonerism-turned-producer Ponty Mython has slowly been building his profile via a series of releases and collaborations that sit somewhere between classic deep house, acid, electrofunk and shiny nu-disco. This EP for Skycreaker is probably his strongest release to date, thanks in no small part to comfortable head-nodding grooves of warm house opener "Simple Questions". There are other attractions, though. "Take More Lessons" bounces around impressively, "Don't Disturb Jackson" sounds like a Russian take on Julio Bashmore and Ejeca turns the title track into a sub-heavy future garage/ghetto-house swinger.
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