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Hot Digits: Year Eight
Various
Hot Digits: Year EightFORTHCOMING EXCLUSIVE
  
   
Ross Fitz - "Stormy Weather" - (6:06) 110 BPM
   
Noil Rago - "George's Groove" - (7:14) 112 BPM
   
Lasso D'Amore - "Oh So Happy" - (7:34) 112 BPM
   
Double F.O.G. - "Cheese On Toast" - (5:49) 110 BPM
   
Kaiden - "Going South" - (4:47) 112 BPM
   
Leon Dahl - "Check It Out" - (6:57) 113 BPM
   
Pete Ellison - "Too Funky In Here" - (6:23) 114 BPM
   
Oldchap - "The Best In Me" - (4:44) 116 BPM
   
Ian Upfold - "It's Not The Lock" - (7:38) 118 BPM
   
I Gemin - "Use The Force" - (5:03) 117 BPM
   
The Magic Track - "Jedi Funk" - (4:56) 118 BPM
   
Kornum - "Don't Go Away" - (6:09) 117 BPM
   
J.B. Boogie - "Black Sugar" - (6:28) 120 BPM
   
Jet Boot Jack - "Feel This One" - (6:14) 120 BPM
   
Get To Know - "The Feeling" - (6:13) 120 BPM
   
JisCo DaZz - "Body Vibes" - (5:51) 121 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "More Cowbell" - (6:52) 120 BPM
   
Ezirk - "Broken Heart" - (5:22) 120 BPM
   
Fingerman & Chewy Rubs - "Jus' Get Down" - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
Groovemasta - "Feel The Funk" - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
Liam Dunning - "Just Somebody" - (6:42) 120 BPM
   
Fray Bentos - "Stay At Mine" - (7:48) 120 BPM
   
Even Funkier - "Party On The Move" - (6:09) 121 BPM
   
Belabouche - "Mary Mary" - (6:55) 123 BPM
   
Andy Kidd - "Dub Sensation" - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Rare Dance" - (5:35) 123 BPM
   
Twin Sun - "We're Gettin' In" - (5:14) 123 BPM
   
GMGN - "Cuz I'm Naked" - (5:34) 124 BPM
   
Boogietraxx - "The Same Mistake" - (4:20) 127 BPM
   
Stephen Richards - "Losing Control" - (7:27) 125 BPM
HOTDIGITMAXI 008
30 May 22
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Do Deep'n'disco, Vol 38
Various
   
Paul Johnson - "Party All Night Long" (original mix) - (6:15) 128 BPM
   
Frankie Fandango - "Fall Down" (2020 rework) - (7:02) 119 BPM
   
Matt Lender - "Conversazione" (original mix) - (2:34) 120 BPM
   
Andy Bach - "Going Back" (original mix) - (5:18) 120 BPM
   
Tony Soprano - "So In Love With You" (2020 rework) - (7:35) 100 BPM
   
Le Babar - "Shake N Bake" (original mix) - (6:07) 122 BPM
   
Alexny - "That's Right" (original mix) - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Igor Gonya - "Gigil" (original mix) - (5:11) 124 BPM
   
Mike Chenery - "We Got Da Funk" (original mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boogie Boots - "Miracles" (2022 rework) - (5:42) 111 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Road To Barca" (original mix) - (6:51) 122 BPM
   
GABI & Low Attitude - "Over Again" (feat LyRanda Aalece - extended mix) - (5:07) 121 BPM
   
Boblebad - "Festfolk" (original mix) - (6:42) 122 BPM
   
Picotropico - "Inmovil" (feat Sima Itayim - original mix) - (6:06) 108 BPM
   
FUNKYBEAT - "Gonna Be A Nice Day" (original mix) - (4:56) 118 BPM
   
Neon States - "A Little Piece Of You" (feat Xona - Dfusion 80's Nu Disco instrumental) - (7:24) 116 BPM
   
Dennis Bune - "The Funk U Want" (club mix) - (5:24) 121 BPM
CSCOMP 2880
25 Mar 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dance With Me EP
   
Dance With Me - (6:46) 110 BPM
   
Basement Funk - (6:33) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nite Walking - (6:38) 108 BPM
Review: Three very serviceable disco jams here from Andy Buchan, a UK producer who, to be fair, can usually be relied upon to come up with the goods. Whether these tracks are best described as re-edits or simply sample-based productions is debatable, but 'Dance With Me' lifts chunks from Peter Brown and Betty Wright's 1977 TK Disco cut of the same name, while 'Basement Funk' revisits the bassline from Ver Jaxx's millennium anthem 'Red Alert'. As for 'Nite Walking', it's a string- and sax-drenched midtempo affair with a suitably hazy, Qaalude-infused kinda feel, and really rather sumptuous.
HGR 025
18 Mar 22
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Piano Hands
   
Piano Hands - (6:45) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ghosts Of Yanquin - (6:50) 122 BPM
   
Take Me Dancing - (5:35) 126 BPM
   
Piano Hands (Glenn Davies remix) - (6:58) 121 BPM
Review: Given the title you can probably guess what instrument takes centre stage on this latest EP from UK disco regular Andy Buchan, which is brought to you by the goodly folks at Citizens Of Vice. 'Piano Hands' itself is, unsurprisingly, a piano-led instrumental that sits right on the house/disco cusp and also sports some fine strings, while Glenn Davies' remix is a treat for house floors that like it deep and soulful. Elswhere there's plenty more ivories action to be found on the boogie-esque 'Ghosts Of Yanquin', before the piano-free 'Take Me Dancing' plays us out on a blissy, euphoric kinda tip.
COV 030
25 Feb 22
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Edgy Future Discotheque Vol 3
Various
   
Bill Brewster - "Macumba Espanol" (Black Eyes 8th Re-Dimension) - (7:24) 126 BPM
   
The Yum Yum Club - "An Acid Love Feel Track" (feat Maria Uzor - original mix) - (7:04) 125 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Reasons" (original mix) - (6:34) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tom2Trax - "Grafter" (original mix) - (4:55) 132 BPM
   
Yootis - "Preach" (original mix) - (8:18) 125 BPM
Review: No less a personage than dance music historian extraordinaire Bill Brewster is the man wearing the 'selecter' hat for this five-track V/A offering from Stretford-based Sprechen. Andy Buchan's 'Reasons' is a reworking of Ian Dury classic 'Reasons To Be Cheerful', Yum Yum Club's 'An Acid Love Feel Track' bites Donna Summer and Yootis's 'Preach' takes liberties with the Peech Boys' 'Don't Make Me Wait'; that suggests the other two cuts may also be re-edits, though if that's true we couldn't tell you what of! All the same, these are five reliable workouts that'll get contemporary disco floors shimmying for sure.
EFD 3
18 Jan 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sunshine
TDR 258
31 Dec 21
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Trash The Wax, Vol 9
Various
   
Paper Street Soul - "Notes On You" (original mix) - (7:44) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Andy Buchan - "Road To Barca" (original mix) - (6:51) 122 BPM
   
Dastardly Bounder + Flying Mojito Bros - "Sumthin' Funky" (original mix) - (5:47) 112 BPM
   
Gina D. - "This Time" (original mix) - (5:22) 120 BPM
   
Boblebad - "Festfolk" (original mix) - (6:42) 122 BPM
   
Dan Wainwright - "Take It Easy" (original mix) - (6:59) 94 BPM
   
Coy - "Dog Psychology" (original mix) - (7:01) 120 BPM
   
Fabio Santanna & Processman - "Na Linha Do Equador" (Processman remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
   
Jahn Solo - "Dance For Me" (original mix) - (4:25) 115 BPM
   
J Kara - "Talk To Me" (original mix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
   
The Secret Soul Society - "D For Damaga" (original mix) - (5:03) 114 BPM
   
Paul Shaw - "Chances" (original mix) - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
Picotropico - "Inmovil" (feat Sima Itayim - original mix) - (6:06) 108 BPM
   
James Rod & Aleito - "Raum 909" (original mix) - (6:11) 110 BPM
Review: Paper Disco's 'Trash The Wax' series reaches its ninth installment, meaning you've probably got some inkling as to the kind of leftfield-leaning electronic disco grooves that make up most of the album already. That's not to say there's not plenty of variety on offer, though: Dan Wainwright's Beloved-esque 'Take It Easy', for instance, is quite a long way from the rolling, jazz-tinged deep house of J Kara's 'Talk To Me', and quite a long way again from the cosmic/Italo throb of James Rod & Aleito's 'Raum 909'. Jahn Solo's 'Dance For Me' is the one cut here that could be classed as 'trad-style' - otherwise, this is an album that will please those interested in exploring contemporary disco's outer fringes.
PAPD 315
10 Nov 21
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Retro Future Disco Vol 3
Various
   
Ilya Santana - "Lost In Philadelphia" - (5:17) 106 BPM
   
Hoochie Coochie Papa - "Space Revolution" - (8:24) 115 BPM
   
Funk Hunk - "Shun" - (6:28) 129 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Living Stereo" - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Robert Ouimet & Dave Godin - "Future Feels Alright" - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Family Kings" - (6:39) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rayko - "Metropolis" - (10:06) 114 BPM
   
Alkalino - "I Don't Need You" - (6:36) 123 BPM
   
The Beatbroker - "Belong 2 Me" - (6:13) 104 BPM
   
Hysteric - "Love At First Sight" - (6:30) 118 BPM
Review: Rare Wiri's 'Retro Future Disco' series, launched in 2016, reaches its third installment - and with 10 tracks on offer, many of them coming from scene big-hitters like Alkalino, Ilya Santana, C Da Afro, Andy Buchan and of course label boss Rayko, nu-disco lovers will be salivating already! Generally speaking it's synth-tastic grooves inspired by Italo and cosmic disco that lead the charge here - though, given the talent roster, you'd expect a certain degree of stylistic variety, and you'll find such in Buchan's rawer, more funk-leaning 'Family Kings' and the soulful vibes of The Beatbroker's 'Belong 2 Me'.
RW 124
27 Sep 21
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Tell You
   
Tell You - (6:26) 123 BPM
   
Acid Flex - (7:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BOITE 031
21 Aug 21
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Carnival
   
Carnival - (6:09) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Doo Wop - (5:33) 116 BPM
SPA 138
25 Jun 21
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Baby I'm Not Sure
   
Baby I'm Not Sure (original mix) - (6:15) 123 BPM
   
Baby I'm Not Sure (Bustin' Loose remix) - (5:44) 123 BPM
   
Baby I'm Not Sure (Stephen Richards remix) - (6:59) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Leeds disco don Andy Buchan returns to his own Hot Gorilla label with a cut that in its Original form blends nu-disco and house influences, its walking disco b-line, handclaps and full-throated female vocal married to sprightly, plinky-plonk pianos. Remix duties are taken care of by a brace of equally respected contemporaries, with London's Bustin' Loose taking things slightly deeper and adding some nice squelchy synth action and string sweeps, while Ireland's Stephen Richards drops the tempo and tones down the housier elements on a rub that leans just a little bit closer to traditional disco and funk.
HGR 014
18 Jun 21
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Hot Digits: Year Seven
Various
   
Stephen Richards & Ian Upfold - "Sunday Best" - (7:39) 105 BPM
   
Uptown Funk - "Whip Out Cha' Thing!" - (6:44) 105 BPM
   
Double F.O.G. - "Auto Cruise" - (7:22) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ross Fitz - "I Miss Your Love" ('85 mix) - (7:34) 108 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Baller" - (6:04) 112 BPM
   
Fingerman & Henri Le Blanc - "Leave Your Cares Behind" - (7:20) 114 BPM
   
The Velvet Stripes - "Oigalo Bien" - (4:57) 115 BPM
   
The Magic Track - "Turn On, Warm Up, Make Out" - (5:00) 116 BPM
   
Akeem Raphael - "Disco Responsibility" - (5:07) 116 BPM
   
Picklejam - "Endorphin Simulation" - (7:13) 116 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "Dreaming" - (6:05) 118 BPM
   
I Gemin - "Love Lesson" - (5:23) 118 BPM
   
Good2Groove - "Horny Moment" - (6:16) 118 BPM
   
Shalvoy - "Boss Lady" - (5:34) 116 BPM
   
Even Funkier - "Shake Your You Know What" - (5:04) 119 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs - "Get Busy" - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
Lasso D'amore - "How We Go It" - (7:08) 120 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "The Disco Rhythm" - (5:50) 120 BPM
   
Lup Ino - "Cassan Over" - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Pete Le Freq - "You're My Life" - (5:25) 120 BPM
   
Jet Boot Jack - "Get Up & Live It" - (6:43) 120 BPM
   
Downunder Disco - "The Feeling" - (6:57) 122 BPM
   
Noil Rago - "Feel" - (6:13) 121 BPM
   
Andy Kidd - "Southside Dub" - (6:19) 123 BPM
   
Get Down Edits - "Give A Little More" (Daz Old Skool Vibes mix) - (6:07) 122 BPM
   
Ezirk - "Our Love Story" - (5:48) 122 BPM
   
Twin Sun - "Night Dancer" - (6:16) 123 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Too Hot To Stop" - (6:04) 124 BPM
   
Reece Johnson - "Dance Dance" - (5:13) 129 BPM
   
Robert Ouimet, Dave Godin & Tony Johns - "Business Boogie" - (6:16) 125 BPM
Review: Unlike many of its rivals, Fingerman's Hot Digits label doesn't fill its' obligatory annual compilation with back catalogue cuts. Instead, we're offered a vast number of previously unheard re-edits, remixes and original productions. It's a successful blueprint and one religiously adhered to on Hot Digits: Year Seven, the popular imprint's latest must-check collection. There's not enough room to single out every sonic highlight, but our current favourites include the breezy boogie squelch of Ross Fitz's 'I Miss Your Love ('85 Mix)', the driving deep house haziness of Fingerman and Henri Le Blanc's 'Leave Your Cares Tonight', the neo-trance cheeriness of Picklejam's 'Endorphin Situation' and the stab-happy, peak-time house retro-futurism of 'The Feeling' by Downunder Disco.
HOTDIGITMAXI 007
31 May 21
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Long Time (Original Mix)
HGR 012
14 May 21
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Evol Lady
   
Evol Lady (original mix) - (6:46) 122 BPM
Review: Less than a month has passed since Andy Buchan's last outings - an expansive EP on Hot Digits and a single-tracker on Hot Gorilla - and he's already back in action. We're not complaining though, because Buchan has been one of the most consistent producers in the modern disco scene for some time now. 'Evol Lady' is bouncy, positive, cheery and life-affirming, with Buchan making great use of sparkling, house style piano riffs, squally sax solos, chunky house beats and undulating orchestral samples lifted from a familiar disco record. It's a genuine hands-in-the-air affair that's bound to get people going out on the dancefloor when music festivals return this summer.
HGR 010
19 Mar 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Basement Beats
   
Basement Beats (original mix) - (6:28) 119 BPM
Review: A single-tracker here from Leeds lad Andy Buchan, who's known for releases on Peppermint Jam, Audaz, Rare Wiri, Chopshop, Spa In Disco and Midnight Riot, among other well-respected labels, as well as his many re-edits. 'Basement Beats' is a rolling, party-hearty funk/soul cut with something of a late 60s feel, and centres around a looped female vocal snip saying "down, down, down" (or something very similar) atop scorching Hammonds and rinky-tink pianos, with a couple more vocal snips accompanying the breakdown around the four-minute mark. Simple stuff, perhaps, but it's groovy, baby... it's outta sight!
HGR 008
19 Feb 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Awayo EP
   
Awayo - (6:37) 119 BPM
   
Disco Down - (6:25) 121 BPM
   
Swing That Thing - (6:04) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dream Walking - (7:02) 109 BPM
   
Disco Down (Get Down Edits remix) - (7:17) 119 BPM
Review: Five very solid contemporary funk/disco jams make up this EP from Andy Buchan a native of Leeds. The vaguely Afro-tinged 'Awayo' itself marries fluttering funk guitars to synth strings, female wails and some hefty bottom-end squelch, while 'Disco Down' ain't nothin' but 6m40s of rolling groove. The lively, jazzy 'Swing That Thing' takes us into housier, more uptempo territory; then we drop back down into 'Dream Walking' (think the Bee Gees with added funk sleaze) before 'Disco Down' gets reworked for house floors, with a vocal chant added, on the Get Down Edits Remix.
HOTDIGIT 081
15 Feb 21
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Your Love
   
Your Love (Creative Sauce edit) - (6:07) 110 BPM
   
Can't Hide (J Biss edit) - (6:38) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: After previous releases on such acclaimed disco labels as Spa In Disco, Rare Wiri, Midnight Riot, Paper Disco and Audaz, Leeds native Andy Buchan (alongside partner-in-crime Conan The Selector) set up his own Hot Gorilla imprint earlier this year. This sixth EP from the label sees him providing two very authentically late 70s-sounding gems, with 'Your Love' a hazy, lazy affair that sports a sensual, breathy female vocal and some understated house-y pianos, while 'Can't Hide' is a more funk-oriented, Latin-tinged near-instrumental cut whose sampled female vocal is buried deep in the mix.
HGR 006
06 Nov 20
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Voodoo Disco
   
Voodoo Disco (original mix) - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Voodoo Disco (Jet Boot Jack remix) - (7:10) 118 BPM
   
Voodoo Disco (Funk Edwards remix) - (8:01) 122 BPM
Review: More hot-to-trot heaviness from Andy Buchan, one of the nu-disco scene's genuine rising stars. In keeping with his other recent outings on Hot Gorilla, "Voodoo Disco" is a funky and forthright affair, with hard-wired, energy-packed Clavinet motifs, sampled female vocals, swelling strings and bubbly electronic lead lines leaping above an electro-tinged beat. Jet Boot Jack delivers a far funkier version rich in stomping drums, Chic style bass and guitars, and a sprinkling of soul horns, while Funk Edwards cheekily re-imagines the track as a throbbing slab of Italo-disco-meets-nu-disco. Both reworks are excellent, though it's Buchan's original mix that we think hits home hardest.
HGR 005
11 Sep 20
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Ibiza Beats (Tech House Edition) Vol 2
Various
   
Kayligs - "Liyana" - (4:49) 123 BPM
   
DJ Storm & Ash - "Toxic" - (7:02) 128 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Take A Chance" (Darko De Jan remix) - (7:16) 121 BPM
   
Toti LWR - "Ombre Dans La Lumiere" (feat Dora Pj - Groove Salvation remix) - (7:52) 120 BPM
   
Sergio Pardo - "Tribalisim" - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Fran Guzman - "Trio De Ases" - (6:22) 123 BPM
   
Mirelle Noveron - "A Bailar" (radio edit) - (3:44) 124 BPM
   
Carlos Mendes - "Baila Mas" - (8:19) 124 BPM
   
Optimuss - "To My Love" - (7:17) 125 BPM
   
Rokaman - "Juno" - (6:25) 125 BPM
   
Someone Blitz - "Corrida" (Tito Goya's Tech Lake mix) - (3:24) 125 BPM
   
Traumfabrik - "Meeting Adil" - (11:52) 125 BPM
   
Robbi Altidore - "Make It" - (5:22) 125 BPM
   
Shishkin & Roman D - "Bongaman" - (6:29) 127 BPM
   
Beedeep - "Don't Stop" - (6:56) 125 BPM
   
DJ Formick - "Inevitable" - (6:02) 126 BPM
   
Jason Gomez - "Body Language" - (11:57) 128 BPM
   
Nic&Peter - "Hullabaloo" - (6:17) 126 BPM
   
Sue La Vie - "Confusion" - (7:43) 125 BPM
   
Chrome Inc - "Cromatico" (Absolut Progression mix) - (3:34) 128 BPM
   
Simone De Biasio - "Baby" - (7:09) 124 BPM
   
Rachel Adams - "Paradise For Me" - (11:00) 127 BPM
   
Vicente Ferrer, Victor Perez & Phil Daras - "Cocain" - (4:34) 124 BPM
   
Percy Kelly - "Keep In Touch" - (10:53) 125 BPM
   
Barry Obzee - "La Muzica House" - (6:15) 124 BPM
   
CRT - "Make Some Noise" - (6:45) 123 BPM
   
Mehdi Maghraoui - "Funky Fucker" - (7:14) 128 BPM
   
Dan McKie & Allister Whitehead - "Prince Of Wales" (Luca Lento remix) - (5:27) 128 BPM
   
Alsahm - "La Balafon De Casamance" - (6:09) 122 BPM
WWNIGHT 136R
21 Aug 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Don't Do That EP
   
Don't Do That (J Cas edit) - (7:18) 119 BPM
   
Kosmick Funk (Rock Me Baby edit) - (6:55) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Andy Buchan's third EP in as many months on Hot Gorilla is another sweaty, celebratory treat, though we'd expect little less from one of nu-disco's genuine rising stars. This time round he's not serving up sizzling original productions, but rather two hot-to-trot re-edits that should appeal to all those who like their disco to sound weighty, funky and horn-heavy. He begins with "Don't Do That (J Cas Edit)", an energetic slab of party-heavy disco funk rich in wild sax lines, bumpin' house beats, ceaseless male group vocals and crunchy electric guitar licks, before dipping the tempo a little on the beatdown-goes-psychedelic funk haziness of "Kosmick Funk (Rock Me Baby Edit)". The latter is equally as heavy as its predecessor and arguably twice as hedonistic, despite its lolloping mid-tempo beats.
HGR 004
14 Aug 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Groove Gangsters Vol 1 (Tech House Criminals)
Various
   
Beautiful Dreams - "Teen Beat" (original mix) - (4:37) 129 BPM
   
Gaty Lopez - "The Flash" (original mix) - (6:27) 124 BPM
   
JK15 - "Dreams" (original mix) - (5:09) 124 BPM
   
Dany Cohiba & Teknoize - "Loco Emotion" (original mix) - (6:18) 125 BPM
   
Anton Stellz - "Combine" (original mix) - (8:03) 124 BPM
   
Alexander Dolce - "Take Me Back" (original mix) - (3:37) 126 BPM
   
Topo - "Away Days" (original mix) - (6:51) 124 BPM
   
NerveStrain - "Magnitudo" (original mix) - (6:28) 126 BPM
   
Jefty - "Raise The Bar" (feat Jibberish) - (7:01) 124 BPM
   
Sin Gas - "Don't Let Me Down" (Astronauts remix) - (3:37) 127 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Take A Chance" (Darko De Jan remix) - (7:16) 121 BPM
   
Mistique 70 - "Witchcraft" (original mix) - (9:42) 125 BPM
   
King Bahia - "Push" (original mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
77 Qbik - "Space Travel" (original mix) - (3:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Max Porcelli & A-Drex - "Involved" (original mix) - (6:20) 121 BPM
   
Jon T. Jones - "Lonely Days" (original mix) - (4:51) 127 BPM
   
Paul Nunez - "The Fox" (original mix) - (3:34) 127 BPM
   
Silver City - "Silver City" (original mix) - (3:30) 128 BPM
   
Beatmechanic - "Evolution Of House Music" (original mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
   
Richard Harrington - "Justify" (original mix) - (6:46) 124 BPM
   
Martin Frank - "Africana" (original mix) - (5:17) 124 BPM
   
Zagma - "Stair" (original mix) - (6:38) 124 BPM
   
The Sloppy 5th's - "Flygirl Got Dissed" (original mix) - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
North Soul - "Nobody Knows" (Stockholm City mix) - (3:10) 126 BPM
   
Wrighty - "Static" (original mix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Ang3lino - "Patakaran" (Piero Mas remix) - (7:08) 128 BPM
   
Syn & Roc - "Vocalicious" (Hernan Tapia remix) - (7:13) 127 BPM
   
Nuyorica - "Djack" (Blinders remix) - (7:44) 125 BPM
   
Falomir! - "Chanelando" (Sebastian Roter remix) - (7:35) 125 BPM
   
DJ Flore - "Shaken" (Frederick Stoned remix) - (6:07) 126 BPM
EPHNTC 094
31 Jul 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Kingfisher Funk EP
   
Kingfisher Funk (original mix) - (7:16) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kingfisher Funk (Reece Johnson remix) - (5:38) 125 BPM
   
Kingfisher Funk (Chewy Rubs reshuffle) - (7:37) 120 BPM
Review: In the past we've referred to Andy Buchan as one of nu-disco's rising stars. These days, he's well established, offering up tunes that regularly incorporate a wide range of influences whilst retaining the celebratory excitement associated with the contemporary disco scene. "Kingfisher Funk" sits somewhere between a re-edit and an original production, with Buchan reaching for humid, delay-laden horn samples, an Escort-esque revivalist disco groove, echoing female vocal snippets and just the right amount of trippy electronics. His fine original mix comes backed with two hot-to-trot reworks: a sped-up, filter-sporting disco house bumper from Reece Johnson, and a brighter, breezier dub disco style "reshuffle" from prolific producer Chewy Rubs.
HGR 003
24 Jul 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Higher EP
   
Higher (original mix) - (6:58) 119 BPM
   
Higher (Conan The Selector Funk remix) - (6:50) 115 BPM
   
Higher (Fingerman's Old Skool rework) - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Man of the moment Andy Buchan is back in action, transferring from Citizens of Vice to up-start imprint Hot Gorilla in order to release one of his strongest cuts to date. In its original form, "Higher" is a deliciously bouncy, sun-soaked and thrillingly positive affair. It sees Buchan pepper a baggy and bouncy Balearic disco groove with arms-raised old school piano stabs, colourful synth doodles and a handful of short vocal samples. It's undoubtedly celebratory, as are the accompanying remixes. Pal Conan The Selector brilliantly re-imagines "Higher" as a sweaty fusion of rolling disco house and low-slung, sax-sporting funk, while Fingerman explores similar sonic territory before re-tooling the track as a piano-heavy rave roller in its latter stages.
HGR 002
12 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hot Digits: Year Six
Various
   
P-Sol - "Walter" - (5:16) 89 BPM
   
Vigi - "I'll Be Right There" - (4:38) 95 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "Dee Smile" - (5:23) 100 BPM
   
Vibes4YourSoul - "Acaraje" - (5:00) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Picklejam - "Untitled Love" - (7:35) 106 BPM
   
Ross Fitz - "Keep Movin'" - (8:03) 107 BPM
   
J.B. Boogie - "Give Your Luv" - (6:08) 109 BPM
   
Jay Ru - "Now Is The Time" - (6:15) 108 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "I Feel Free" - (5:16) 111 BPM
   
Ed Ayers & Sunner Soul - "Your Mind" - (5:08) 115 BPM
   
Lasso D'amore - "The Way We Used To Do It" (Reprise mix) - (5:58) 114 BPM
   
Noil Rago - "Adventure" - (6:07) 115 BPM
   
James Rod - "Zreef Love" - (6:48) 115 BPM
   
Stephen Richards - "Curves" - (6:54) 116 BPM
   
Dave Mathmos - "Hide Luv" - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
Dexter Jones - "Swing Thing" - (5:28) 120 BPM
   
I Gemin - "Really Love" - (4:56) 120 BPM
   
Monsieur Van Pratt - "Let's Dance" - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Paul Older - "Your Time" - (7:11) 120 BPM
   
Sauco - "Keep The Spirit Alive" - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs - "Funky Bee Bop" - (6:44) 121 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Reflective Jam" - (6:24) 124 BPM
   
Vince Delano - "Serious Feeling" - (6:52) 121 BPM
   
Tomas Malo - "Depaysement" - (6:37) 122 BPM
   
Down Under Disco - "Can't Stop Now" - (7:40) 121 BPM
   
Don Dayglow - "Kakapo" - (7:47) 122 BPM
   
Ian Upfold - "Night Walking" - (7:07) 122 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Do It Again" - (6:46) 125 BPM
   
Boogietraxx - "Nothing But U" - (6:39) 126 BPM
   
The Funk District - "Everybody Say Hey!" - (6:31) 130 BPM
Review: Having recently notched up a sixth year in business, Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint is in a celebratory mood - hence this all-action round-up of recent delights and unheard treats from the disco-loving label. Encompassing no less than 30 tunes, the collection giddily skips between warming beatdown disco (P-Sol's "Walter"), Mark E style slo-mo loop jams (Vigi's "I'll Be There") and glassy-eyed Balearic nu-disco (Picklejam's "Untitled Love"), before raising its hands skywards as the peak-time party-starters begin to appear thick and fast. Highights in this category include the vibrant jazz-house flex of Dexter Jones' "Swing Thing", the bustling boogie re-edit business of Monsieur Von Pratt's "Let's Dance" and the hearty disco-funk heaviness of Chewy Rubs' "Funky Bee Bop".
HOTDIGITMAXI 006
01 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Kosmick
   
Kosmick - (7:39) 122 BPM
   
Come My Way - (6:33) 122 BPM
   
2049 - (6:59) 119 BPM
   
Come My Way (Paper Street Soul remix) - (7:51) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: For the label's sixteenth release, Citizens of Vice welcomes back rising star Andy Buchan, a producer who has previously plied his wares on Rare Wiri, Hot Digits and Masterworks Music. Opener "Kosmick" lives up to its name, with Buchan peppering a sturdy, arpeggio-driven grooves with waves of colourful synthesizers, sparkling aural textures and some suitably saucer-eyed melodies. "Come My Way" offers a chunkier, more groove-focused take on the same spacey nu-disco sound with the addition of tougher, house-style drums and wavy male vocal samples, while "2049" is powered forwards by stomping drums, sustained chords and a squelchy synth bassline. To round off the EP, "Come My Way" is turned into a dreamy slab of spaced-out synth-soul by the Paper Street Soul crew.
COV 016
27 Apr 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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5 Years Of Masterworks Music
Various
   
80's Child - "Closer 2 Your Luv" - (7:29) 110 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Corner St. Boogie" - (6:55) 118 BPM
   
Deelicious - "Lonely Town Lonely Street" - (6:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ian Ossia - "Papa's Stoned" - (7:30) 122 BPM
   
Sweet Tooth - "Midnight Kiss" - (3:54) 120 BPM
   
Francis Overcast - "Tired" (Ruff Diamond remix) - (7:22) 121 BPM
   
Chevals - "This Time Is Dedicated To Love" - (7:03) 119 BPM
   
The Funk District - "The Funky Joint" - (7:39) 124 BPM
   
Gledd - "Light Of Florence" - (7:55) 122 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Say A Prayer" (Crown Heights edit) - (7:25) 119 BPM
   
ANKLE RELEASE - "Penache" - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
Kiu D - "Addiction" - (6:37) 118 BPM
   
Chris Grubizna - "Right On U" - (6:20) 117 BPM
   
Dirtyelements & Drunkdrivers - "You Must Try" - (6:06) 116 BPM
   
Polygon - "W2" - (6:25) 117 BPM
   
Fabiolous Barker - "Back On Love" - (7:14) 122 BPM
   
Oldchap - "But My Brother Say" - (5:58) 119 BPM
   
Coutel - "This Is Love" - (6:41) 95 BPM
   
80's Child - "Move Ya Hips" - (7:53) 102 BPM
   
Lup Ino - "You Cant Lose" - (6:08) 122 BPM
   
Lux Experience - "Street Disco" - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
The Silver Rider - "The Walk" - (5:44) 107 BPM
   
Monsieur Van Pratt - "The Real Thing" - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Saint Paul - "Relieve Your Mind" - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Get My Luvin'" - (8:06) 111 BPM
   
OOFT! - "On The 25th Day" - (5:34) 115 BPM
   
More Lotion - "Havent Been Funked Enough" - (7:27) 117 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "After The Dance" - (5:56) 122 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Waves Of Funk" - (6:15) 120 BPM
   
TV - "Love Situation" - (8:03) 118 BPM
   
Platzdasch - "Gleitsicht" - (8:02) 112 BPM
   
Kiu D - "You Don't Have To" (Bachgenaur remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
   
Woodhead - "Be With You" - (5:27) 116 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Raw Dance" - (6:06) 118 BPM
   
RocknRolla Soundsystem - "The Lovely Ones" - (7:40) 121 BPM
   
Valique - "Think About It" (Not Too Long edit) - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
Ziggy Phunk - "Destiny" - (5:36) 115 BPM
   
Mike Woods - "Hot Your Hot" - (6:00) 122 BPM
   
Rayko - "Looks Like Love" - (9:06) 120 BPM
   
Alkalino - "What To Do" - (8:01) 115 BPM
   
RobJamWeb - "Qu'est-Ce Que L'amour" - (7:41) 101 BPM
   
Kiu D - "Discoteque" - (5:46) 110 BPM
   
Rare Cuts - "Holding On" - (5:16) 94 BPM
   
That Needs An Edit - "Let Me Show You" - (6:50) 115 BPM
   
Chuggin Edits - "Grandma Bill" - (6:00) 116 BPM
   
Obas Nenor - "Stay" - (6:22) 118 BPM
   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Do It Tonight" - (6:49) 106 BPM
   
Tomas Malo - "After The Rain" - (7:18) 106 BPM
   
Dave Gerrard - "Imagination" - (6:12) 107 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Bizarre Love" - (5:41) 114 BPM
Review: You're only five years old once, so why not celebrate in style? And here Warrington lad Danny Worrall's disco and re-edits label Masterworks Music do just that, with an anniversary collection packing a whopping 50 back catalogue nuggets. You'll excuse us the full track-by-track, then, but suffice to say that this is the label that helped launch the careers of Dr Packer and Natasha Kitty Katt, both of whom feature here, and with names like Ziggy Phunk, Rayko, Alkalino, Chuggin' Edits and Fabiolous Barker also on bill, you should already have a pretty good idea what to expect. Classy stuff all round, and a great VFM package - here's to five more years!
MMD 088
20 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Brand New Girl
   
Brand New Girl (Gilly Barner edit) - (6:29) 122 BPM
   
Bless My Soul (Bettye Swan edit) - (7:01) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Disco Overtime (G'night edit) - (6:18) 112 BPM
   
Let's Dance (JB's Bo Horne edit) - (6:30) 115 BPM
Review: If you were looking to nominate a producer for the (entirely imaginary) "nu-disco don of 2019" award, Andy Buchan would be a strong contender. Here he rounds off a hugely successful year via a four-track missive on Masterworks Music. He begins with a driving slab of tooled-up funk fuzziness (the straightened-out righteousness of "Brand New Girl (Billy Garner Edit)", before flexing his disco muscles on the string-laden, percussion-heavy mid-tempo sweetness of "Bless My Soul (Bettye Swan Edit)". 'Disco Overtime (G'Night Edit)" is a filter-sporting take on a mid-80s dancefloor gem rich in soulful vocals, glistening guitars and colourful synths, while "Let's Dance (JB's Bo Horne Edit)" re-imagines a sing-along 1980s classic as a bump-along exercise in filter disco.
MMD 087
16 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Superman
   
Superman Bump - (6:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Feel Good - (6:37) 122 BPM
SNDRSDGTL 040
06 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Para Dice
   
Para Dice - (6:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Waspy - (7:23) 120 BPM
SPA 055
30 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Trash The Wax Vol 7
Various
   
Bill Brewster - "Foster Parent" (original mix) - (6:37) 100 BPM
   
Kooky & Damoon - "Funkin' Bumpin'" (feat Ben Sargent - original mix) - (5:47) 124 BPM
   
Girls Of The Internet - "Slurry" (original mix) - (6:07) 118 BPM
   
Yam Who Jaegerossa - "Delirium" (feat Jacqui George - Ronald Christoph & Danny Russell remix) - (5:59) 120 BPM
   
James Greenwood - "Edit X" (original mix) - (6:14) 127 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Acidisco" (original mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gael De L'Ivresse - "Don Celsius" (feat Sophie De L'Ivresse - original mix) - (6:00) 124 BPM
   
Processman & Septembro - "It's Carnaval" (Processman's Disco Funk remix) - (5:30) 116 BPM
   
LP Martin - "Good" (original mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
   
Studebaker Hawk - "Warm My Body" (original mix) - (6:21) 130 BPM
   
Brian SNR - "She's Superfly" (dub mix) - (7:38) 110 BPM
   
R-04 - "Mode Selector" (original mix) - (4:54) 120 BPM
   
From Beyond - "Smoker's World" (original mix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
   
Daco - "Drones" (original mix) - (6:03) 115 BPM
PAPDA 267
17 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hot Digits: Year Five
Various
   
Old Chap - "Hey Mister" - (4:37) 98 BPM
   
Peza - "I Gotta Little Love" - (6:18) 103 BPM
   
Shit Hot Soundsystem - "Sweetest Feeling" - (7:26) 104 BPM
   
Ruff Diamond - "Get Higher Baby" - (6:10) 107 BPM
   
Cuz Electric - "Corner Pocket" - (6:08) 112 BPM
   
Limpodisco - "Rush Hour" - (6:57) 114 BPM
   
Picklejam - "The Effect Of Cosmic Rays" - (6:26) 112 BPM
   
Smashed Atoms - "Say It Again" - (8:32) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stephen Richards - "GoGo" - (7:44) 110 BPM
   
Andy Kidd - "The Dope Cube" - (5:16) 118 BPM
   
Thoma Cher - "I Got What You Need" - (6:20) 113 BPM
   
JB Dizzy - "Everybody Dancin'" - (7:39) 112 BPM
   
SR Edits - "Feelings" - (6:25) 112 BPM
   
Tomas Malo & Rafa Navajas - "The Chosen One" - (6:15) 115 BPM
   
That Needs An Edit - "Luv Won't Wait" - (7:29) 116 BPM
   
LUP INO - "You Stop Fooling" - (5:39) 116 BPM
   
Ross Fitz - "Found Dub" - (7:37) 120 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Win Your Love" - (6:20) 120 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs & North Laine - "Let Your Body Go" - (5:35) 120 BPM
   
Labor Of Love - "Stargazer" - (6:22) 116 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Family Ties" - (7:02) 117 BPM
   
Lego Edit - "Dance Girl" - (5:27) 119 BPM
   
Chuggin Edits - "Fly Robin Fly" - (6:37) 117 BPM
   
Rayko - "Tribaldome" - (6:02) 120 BPM
   
Vincenzo De Bull - "The Bruce Line" - (8:05) 120 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "B. Blood" - (6:17) 121 BPM
   
Down Under Disco - "Reach Out" - (7:23) 117 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Ignition" - (6:44) 117 BPM
   
Manuel Costela - "Feelings Of Guilt" - (7:21) 115 BPM
   
Lasso D'Amore - "Island Life" - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Massey & Reeta - "Feel The Rush" - (5:53) 125 BPM
   
Doctorsoul - "Spirit Of The Night" - (6:54) 120 BPM
Review: Every 12 months, Fingerman's prolific Hot Digits imprint serves up an epic compilation entirely made up of exclusive, previously unheard re-edits, reworks and original productions. They're invariably excellent and this year's edition - the fifth in total - is even more epic than usual. There's naturally plenty to set the pulse racing amongst the dancefloor focused 32-track selection, from the throbbing Italo-disco style electronic sleaziness of Peza's "I Gotta Little Love" and the bouncy, acid-flecked cheeriness of Limpdisco's "Rush Hour", to the angular nu-disco heaviness of Andy Kidd's "The Dope Cube", the sparkling 80s boogie goodness of LUP INO's "Don't Stop Fooling" and and disco-funk-goes-house pump of Fingerman's "Family Ties". Keep an eye out too for rock solid rubs by Dr Packer, Chuggin Edits, Rayko and Andy Buchan.
HOTDIGITMAXI 005
27 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Down
   
What You Do 2 Me - (7:00) 123 BPM
   
Get Down - (6:52) 121 BPM
   
Dubble D - (6:17) 122 BPM
   
What U Do 2 Me (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Citizens of Vice's latest on-point EP comes courtesy of Andy Buchan, a producer, remixer and re-editor who has previously released umpteen EPs on labels such as Midnight Riot, Hot Digits, Paper Disco, and Masterworks Music. To our ears, the standout cut is undeniably opener "What U Do 2 Me", a joyously summery and rush-inducing affair that layers bouncy piano riffs, elastic synth bass and pitched-down vocal samples over a suitably big and ballsy groove. Pete Herbert takes a different tack on his remix, re-imagining the cut as a sparkling, synth-heavy chunk of proto-house/Balearic nu-disco fusion. Elsewhere, "Get Down" is a driving chunk of organ-sporting nu-disco/deep house fusion, while "Dubble D" sees Buchan pepper another sturdy groove with jaunty synth-riffs, sunset-ready piano stabs and Italo-influenced electronics.
COV 006
24 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cleaning Up?
   
Clean Up Your Own Yard (J Moore edit) - (7:01) 122 BPM
   
Fortunate Son (Ccr edit) - (6:27) 125 BPM
   
Say Wot (A Sensible Captain edit) - (6:47) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Former DJ Mag Middle East editor Andy Buchan is undoubtedly one of the rising stars of the nu-disco and re-edits scene. His reworks are always of a solid standard - and often even higher - making each successive release a "must-check". Predictably he's in fine form on this Alpaca Edits outing, brilliantly kicking things off with the jaunty, peak-time-ready disco-soul stomp of "Clean Up Your Own Yard (J Moore edit)". Arguably even better is "Fortunate Son (Ccr Edit)", a percussion-rich rework of a flash-friend funk-rock classic, while closing cut "Say Wot (A Sensible Captain Edit)" is baggy, bouncy, giddy and blessed with the kind of bassline that will be stuck in your head for days. And yes, it is a revision of an overlooked Captain Sensible classic.
ALPACA 061X
18 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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10 Years Of Rare Wiri Vol 2
Various
   
James Rod - "So Easy" (James Rod Re-edit) - (6:00) 96 BPM
   
Rayko - "Body Language" (Rayko Re-edit) - (7:56) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tonbe - "Unreal" (Tonbe Re-edit) - (6:32) 115 BPM
   
In Flagranti - "Walking In The Rain" (In Flagranti Re-edit) - (6:07) 115 BPM
   
Rayko - "Dust Woman" (Rayko Re-edit) - (5:12) 107 BPM
   
Yam Who? - "In Your Eyes" (Yam Who? rework) - (6:22) 98 BPM
   
James Rod - "ItAss All" (James Rod & Fran Deeper Re-edit) - (6:50) 117 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Lost & Found" (Andy Buchan Re-edit) - (5:36) 118 BPM
   
James Rod - "The Name Of Love" (James Rod Re-edit) - (6:19) 111 BPM
   
Dim Zach - "All The Ways To Love Your Woman" (Dim Zach Re-edit) - (6:01) 109 BPM
   
Ziggy Phunk - "One Evening" (Ziggy Phunk Re-edit) - (6:17) 112 BPM
   
Rayko - "Bamboo" (Rayko Re-edit) - (6:50) 117 BPM
   
Ilya Santana - "Clash" (Ilya Santana Re-edit) - (5:42) 116 BPM
   
Psychemagik - "Hot Head Disco" (Psychemagik Re-edit) - (5:12) 120 BPM
   
Jay Airiness - "Funky Flip" (Jay Airiness Re-edit) - (6:39) 107 BPM
Review: Following a fine retrospective of "original productions and reworks" earlier in the month, the Rare Wiri label has prepped another killer compilation to help mark the imprint's 10th birthday. This time round, boss man Rayko has gathered together some of the label's most potent re-edits. The quality threshold remains impressively high throughout, with highlights including James Rod's chugging and cheery disco-boogie shuffler "So Easy", the dreamy deep house throb of In Flagranti's loopy version of "Walking In The Rain", the sparkling saccharine soul/jazz-funk flex of Yam Who's revision of "In Your Eyes" and the pulsating Italo-disco/disco-funk fusion of Ziggy Phunk's take on "One Evening". Throw in a clutch of top-notch Rayko re-edits and the result is an essential collection of floor-focused reworks.
RW 055
22 Feb 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Masterworks Legends Vol 2
Various
   
Kiu D - "Dynamite" (Dr Packer remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
That Needs An Edit - "Let Me Show You" - (6:50) 115 BPM
   
OOFT! - "I Am Love" - (7:12) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Closed Paradise - "The Vision" - (8:11) 109 BPM
   
Woodhead - "Whenever Your Around" - (6:30) 112 BPM
   
The Silver Rider - "Another Day" - (6:44) 116 BPM
   
Natasha Kitty Katt - "24 Hour Sesh" (feat Krane) - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Voodoo Whiskey - "Get Next To You" - (5:43) 118 BPM
   
Kiu D - "Timeline" - (6:39) 118 BPM
   
80's Child - "Heartbreaker" - (8:06) 115 BPM
   
Obas Nenor - "Candies" - (5:54) 121 BPM
   
James Rod - "Stay Mine" - (5:58) 107 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Work & Results" - (7:21) 117 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Say A Prayer" (Crown Heights edit) - (7:25) 119 BPM
   
Coutel - "See The Light" - (6:54) 118 BPM
   
Ponchartrain - "No Romance" - (7:19) 125 BPM
   
Valique - "One Chain" (Makes No Prison edit) - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Rare Cuts - "I Didn't Take" - (7:11) 114 BPM
   
Tomas Malo - "Pay Cut" - (7:35) 116 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Hundred Of Times" - (7:03) 116 BPM
Review: The first "Masterworks Legends" compilation saw label boss Danny Worrall giving digital debuts to a whole host of previously vinyl-only cuts. We're not sure whether he's taken the same approach this time round, but the quality of the material remains pleasingly high. Beginning with Dr Packer's hot-to-trot revision of Kiu D's Blaxploitation disco workout "Dynamite", Worrall offers up a swathe of hypnotic, disco-tinged house head-nodders (Ooft's "I Am Love" being a glassy-eyed standout), tasty '80s electrofunk revisions (Woodhead, The Silver Rider, Coutel, his own '80s Child project), thumping disco club cuts (Natasha Kitty Kat, Kiu D, James Rod, Ponchartrain) and sparkling nu-disco box jams (Gradient Logic). If you're looking for more tried-and-tested treats to pep up your sets, you should add this to your cart right now.
MMD 072
04 Feb 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hot Digits 50
Various
   
Frank Virgilio - "Seven Swords" - (6:49) 110 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Feel Like Dancing" - (9:00) 108 BPM
   
The Funk District - "Close To The Ground" - (7:00) 108 BPM
   
B-jam - "Sundog" (Fingerman's Acid Doge Rework) - (6:45) 103 BPM
   
Deelicious - "Ridin' High" (Fingerman's Luv Junkie rework) - (8:29) 106 BPM
   
Pontchartrain - "Monkey See" - (6:58) 108 BPM
   
Casual Connection - "Such A Feeling" - (5:57) 106 BPM
   
Melon Bomb - "Sheets" - (7:28) 110 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Button Pusher" (Dr Packer remix) - (6:48) 110 BPM
   
Chuggin Edits - "Love Me No More" - (6:45) 112 BPM
   
Massimo Vanoni - "I See You" (Fingerman's Disco Odyssey Re-edit) - (9:20) 111 BPM
   
Kellini - "Picture Off Delight" - (6:24) 111 BPM
   
Smashed Atoms - "Cut This Way" - (7:10) 113 BPM
   
Stephen Richards - "Making Music" (Get Down Edits remix) - (6:02) 113 BPM
   
Shit Hot Soundsystem - "Talk" - (7:43) 116 BPM
   
Dave Gerrard - "Something That You Do" - (6:23) 114 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Spunky Funk" - (7:55) 115 BPM
   
Tomas Malo - "Body Magick" - (6:41) 116 BPM
   
C Da Afro - "Secret Sounds" (Natasha Kitty Katt remix) - (6:01) 118 BPM
   
Kiu D - "Jazz Or Funk?" (Twisted Soul Collective remix) - (8:32) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chewy Rubs - "Shake It Now" - (8:02) 117 BPM
   
Mix & Fairbanks - "URD1" - (6:26) 118 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Spectral" (Dr Packer's Acid Disco mix) - (6:47) 120 BPM
   
Down Under Disco - "Horn Bag" - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
Goldboy & Bachengaur - "We Are Serious" - (7:00) 121 BPM
Review: Fingerman's Hot Digits label has now notched up 50 releases. To celebrate this landmark occasion, the man himself has selected 25 of his favourite cuts from the label's rapidly expanding back catalogue. As a showcase for everything that's good about the imprint, it does a bang up job, gleefully jogging between exotic mid-tempo disco and disco-funk (Frank Virgilio, Dr Packer, The funk District), slo-mo disco-acid (Fingerman's tremendous rework of B-Jam's "Sundog"), kaleidoscopic, reworked '80s boogie business (Casual Connection, Melon Bomb, the hard-tweaked filters and heady loop business of Chewy Rubs), tried-and-tested party-starters (Smashed Atoms, Get Down Edits remixing Stephen Richards) and giddy peak-time workouts (Shit Hot Soundsystem, Dave Gerrard, Thomas Maslo, Kiu D). As the old saying goes, this is all killer, no filler.
HOTDIGIT 50COMP
17 Dec 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Big Poppa
   
Big Poppa (original mix) - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
Big Poppa (Kellini remix) - (5:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Big Poppa (Don Dayglow remix) - (6:06) 120 BPM
   
New Life (original mix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
New Life (Cuz Electric remix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
New Life (Belabouche remix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
PZR 0027
09 Nov 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Deja Vu
   
Imagine This (Crescendolls edit) - (5:04) 115 BPM
   
U Did It (Fatboy Ann edit) - (5:27) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What The Jezahel (Birley Shassey edit) - (5:03) 114 BPM
Review: Alpaca Edits are back with one of the scene's most favoured editors at present: Andy Buchan. The Leeds based disco DJ first cut his teeth playing in Dubai a while back, where he was editor of DJ Mag Middle East. Nowadays, you can find him playing across the UK and presenting his highly sought after resplices on top labels like Hot Digits, Masterworks, Spa In Disco and Audaz. His new Deja Vu EP features the disco inferno of "Imagine This" (Crescendolls edit), the lo-slung boogie down vibe of "U Did It" (Fatboy Ann edit) and the flamboyant What The "Jezahel" (Birley Shassey edit) - which was our favourite of the bunch.
ALPACA 055X
15 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Big Do
   
The Big Do - (6:49) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Same As It Ever Was - (6:53) 119 BPM
Review: It's been a great year for fast-rising nu-disco producer, remixer and re-editor Andy Buchan. Fresh from impressing via appearances on Spa In Disco, Masterworks Music and Hot Digits, Buchan pitches up on Midnight Riot with two of his strongest revisions to date. While "Same As It Ever Was" is close to his usual style - think rolling house style beats, swishy noises, rich deep house chords and tons of synthesizer-wielding nu-disco swagger - it's title track "The Big Do" that's really got us hot under the collar. For starters, it's propelled forwards by some seriously good slap bass, with hazy, soul-flecked vocal samples, slick Rhodes style chords, starry eectronics and no-nonsense beats only serving to enhance the glassy-eyed, loved-up mood. Like much of Buchan's output, it has all the right ingredients.
MIDRIOTD 156
01 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Trash The Wax Vol 6
Various
   
IPG V Hot Toddy - "Slow Motion Cowboy" (Hifi Sean remix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
   
Diskobeistet - "Don't Let Me Down" (original mix) - (5:30) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bill Brewster - "4 U Blue" (original mix) - (6:24) 112 BPM
   
Richard Norris - "Glow" (original mix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
   
DJ Counselling - "Bare Emotions" (original mix) - (4:25) 118 BPM
   
Flash Atkins - "Let's Do It" (original mix) - (5:18) 110 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Wun Two" (original mix) - (6:05) 121 BPM
   
Feverfew - "Freaky Sticks" (original mix) - (6:01) 118 BPM
   
From Beyond - "Do It Good" (original mix) - (5:25) 119 BPM
   
Smashed Atoms - "Another Man" (original mix) - (6:37) 114 BPM
   
James Greenwood - "Can't Explain" (original mix) - (6:51) 121 BPM
   
Kooky & Damoon - "Walk Back Into My Life" (feat Courtnay Reddy - original mix) - (7:18) 110 BPM
   
Minus The Majors - "Why Do I Go Out Dreaming?" (original mix) - (6:21) 86 BPM
   
The Funk District - "Let's Rock Some More" (original mix) - (7:07) 115 BPM
   
Tony Disco - "Booty Call" (original mix) - (5:51) 108 BPM
   
Algy Strutt - "Future Flashbacks" (Cotton Bud Kick Trick mix) - (7:21) 106 BPM
   
Speed For Lovers - "Remnants" (Solid State version) - (9:23) 113 BPM
Review: In the words of Paper Disco, episode six of their floor-friendly "Trash The Wax" series delivers "plenty of party pumping offerings". Predictably, proof of the set's club-ready status arrives via Hi-FI Sean's compilation opening remix of IPG v Hot Toddy's "Slow Motion Cowboy", which delivers a funk-fuelled riot of delay-laden guitars, funk rock attitude and sizzling dub disco grooves. Naturally, the rest of the collection is similarly strong. Highlights include a rare production outing from Bill Brewster (the throbbing, off-kilter Italo-disco him of "4 U Blue"), the Balearic Italo-disco bliss of Richard Norris's "Glow", the dreamy, arpeggio-driven nu-disco warmth of Kooky and Damoon's "Walk Back Into My Life" and Sheffield stalwart Solid State's deep, epic revision of "Remnants" by Speed For Lovers.
PAPDA 241
22 Sep 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Masterworks Music Vol 3
Various
   
The Funk District - "The Funky Joint" - (7:39) 124 BPM
   
Oldchap - "To The Top" - (5:19) 115 BPM
   
80's Child - "Move Ya Hips" - (7:53) 102 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Your Big Chance" - (5:45) 116 BPM
   
Chuggin Edits - "Getaway 2 Disco" - (5:43) 118 BPM
   
Deelicious - "Where I Wanna Be" - (6:26) 119 BPM
   
Mike Woods - "Touch Of Spice" - (7:05) 124 BPM
   
Woodhead - "I Want To Dance" - (5:43) 116 BPM
   
Lux Experience - "Stroke Of Fongk" - (6:13) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hotmood - "Raw Dance" - (6:06) 118 BPM
   
Kellini - "Dagstur" - (6:20) 120 BPM
   
Platzdasch & Dix - "Phoenix" - (7:17) 115 BPM
   
Lup Ino - "Lying To My Lie" - (6:02) 118 BPM
   
South Beach Recycling - "So Good" - (7:34) 115 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Funky Thing" - (6:12) 110 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs - "No Sugar" (Slo Mo Skank) - (7:12) 108 BPM
   
Lego Edit - "Africana Girl" (Lego Afro cut) - (8:31) 116 BPM
   
Pete Le Freq - "The Flow" - (6:34) 113 BPM
   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "C Ya On The Flipside" - (5:22) 111 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "Djmba In The Jungle" - (6:07) 97 BPM
   
C.Da Afro - "Boogie Baby" - (6:40) 112 BPM
   
HP Vince & Dave Leatherman - "Sweet Honey" - (5:39) 115 BPM
   
Henri Le Blanc - "Still Love You" - (4:50) 114 BPM
   
Lavan - "Night Flight" - (5:43) 117 BPM
   
Saskin S - "Danze Pa Min Groove" - (5:46) 123 BPM
MMD 057A
06 Aug 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Take You There
   
Take You There - (6:44) 121 BPM
CLIPP 025
19 Jul 18
Deep House
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Hot Digits: Year Four
Various
   
80's Child - "All She Needs" - (8:13) 85 BPM
   
Chuggin' Edits - "Let It Go" - (5:40) 88 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "It's Your Boogie Baby" - (7:46) 97 BPM
   
Antton - "Back 4 More" - (7:07) 100 BPM
   
Sould Out - "Fun Kit" - (5:53) 101 BPM
   
JB Dizzy - "Find A Way" - (6:21) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tony Disco - "Rolling Paper" - (5:13) 108 BPM
   
IO - "Midnight On The Bay" - (6:42) 105 BPM
   
SR Edits - "Just Us" - (8:03) 105 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Life's So Ordinary" - (6:00) 110 BPM
   
Le Visiteur - "No Stoppin' Us" - (7:17) 113 BPM
   
Stephen Richards - "When It Comes To Funk" - (7:51) 111 BPM
   
Ash Reynolds - "Cold Girl" - (7:27) 119 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Montuno" - (6:38) 120 BPM
   
Ed Mahon - "Monty's Nemesis" - (7:38) 116 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs - "Wick-A-Dee-Wack" - (7:20) 116 BPM
   
DJ Moar - "Love Situation" - (6:10) 118 BPM
   
ThatNeedsAnEdit - "Norwegian Friend" - (7:26) 116 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Ace Values" - (7:04) 113 BPM
   
Don Dayglow - "Many Things" - (6:14) 114 BPM
   
Cuz Electric - "Dan Tada Riddem" - (6:44) 120 BPM
   
Jarle Brathen - "Ai Ai Cabron" - (6:26) 117 BPM
   
EditR & Dimitry Soul - "On My Mind" - (7:39) 119 BPM
   
Parissior - "Corrupted" - (6:06) 117 BPM
   
Bizcutz - "She Don't Want" - (7:54) 120 BPM
   
Kellini - "Earthship" - (5:52) 121 BPM
   
Down Under Disco - "Say More?" - (7:24) 122 BPM
   
Kiu D - "Twenty One Eight" - (8:28) 122 BPM
Review: To kick-start a fourth year of disco-fuelled madness, Hot Digits chief Fingerman has put together this sizeable compilation of previously unheard exclusives. As you'd expect, there's far more killers than fillers to be found amongst the 28-track deep selection or re-edits and original productions. Highlights include the clarinet-laden electrofunk-meets-disco bounce of Frank Virgilio's "It's Your Boogie Baby", the disco-goes-hip-hop flex of Tony Disco's delicious "Rolling Paper", the sparkling nu-disco goodness of "When It Comes To Funk" by Stephen Richards, the driving disco-house bump of Ash Reynolds' "Cold Girl" and the fuzzy electrofunk wobble of Don Dayglow's "Many Things". Throw in fine contributions from Chewy Rubs, Le Visiteur, norse man Jarle Brathen and, of course, Fingerman, and you have a must-buy collection of cuts.
HOTDIGITMAXI 004
28 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Robot Future
   
Future Robot - (6:11) 121 BPM
   
Future Robot (Don Dayglow remix) - (6:48) 121 BPM
   
No Smoke (Koro Koro edit) - (5:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Smiling nu-disco producer Andy Buchan made a big impression in 2017, thanks in no small part to well-received releases on Thunder Jam, Chopshop and Disco Fruit. Here he pops up on Spa in Disco following tasty 2018 outings on Hot Digits and Masterworks Music. "Future Robot" is something of a rushing, life-affirming treat, with waves of Italo-disco style synths, P-funk squiggles and robotic vocoder vocals rising above a snappy nu-disco beat. Dubai's Don Dayglow does a solid job on the remix, emphasizing the track's Italo-disco influences via a bld and druggy new arpeggio style bassline. To complete the package, Bunchanan takes his scalpel to No Smoke's 1989 UK Afro-house classic "Koro Koro", somehow making it even more percussive and bass-heavy.
SPA 040
20 Apr 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Out All Nite
   
Spectral - (7:20) 115 BPM
   
Out All Nite - (6:11) 119 BPM
   
Mind Blown - (6:08) 121 BPM
   
Your Promise - (6:45) 109 BPM
   
Spectral (Dr Packer's Acid Disco mix) - (6:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Out All Nite (Rubberlips remix) - (6:31) 110 BPM
Review: It's fair to say that Andy Buchanan is on a roll. He enjoyed a hugely successful debut year in 2017 and has since kept up the pressure via EPs on Spa in Disco and Masterworks Music. His Hot Digits debut is a typically cheery and positive affair, with rolling, Italo-disco inspired opener "Spectral" - all restless arpeggio lines, dreamy chords and rising melodies - setting the tone. Of the four original tracks on show, the throbbing and attractive "Mind Blown" is probably the pick, though the Balearic boogie/laidback piano house flex of "Your Promise" is almost as inspired. Aussie adventurer Dr Packer heads up the remix package with a simply scorching, TB-303 heavy "Acid Disco" remake of opener "Spectral".
HOTDIGIT 042
15 Apr 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Say A Prayer EP
   
Say A Prayer (Crown Heights edit) - (7:25) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Same Love (Withering Bill edit) - (6:06) 108 BPM
   
Caught Up (Prime Cut edit) - (6:24) 118 BPM
   
Keep On Burning (Latimore edit) - (6:04) 107 BPM
Review: A dance music journalist who headed up DJ Magazine Middle East, an award-winning DJ and now a rising producer- formerly Dubai based Brit Andy Buchan continues on with his winning streak of late, cementing his status with a well deserved release on Masterworks. Following up releases on top labels such as Spa In Disco, Chopshop and Alpaca Edits, the man in Leeds serves up a nifty edit of good old fashioned soul funk on "Say A Prayer" (Crown Heights edit), some neon-lit '80s R'n'B on the sweltering "Caught Up" (Prime Cut edit) or even some lo-slung shenanigans on the slo-mo disco antics of "Keep On Burning" (Latimore edit).
MMD 047
05 Mar 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Bag Of Tricks Vol 3
Various
   
80's Child - "What Would You Do" - (7:45) 121 BPM
   
Ronsta Trax - "Free To Be Me" - (7:05) 122 BPM
   
Hotmood - "This Is How I Do" - (6:24) 118 BPM
   
Fingerman - "Missin' Luv" (VIP Soul edit) - (6:54) 112 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "What I Got" - (6:57) 120 BPM
   
The Funk District - "Holiday Action" - (6:05) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Platzdasch & Dix - "Opposites Attract" - (7:00) 115 BPM
   
Pete Le Freq - "Let You Go" - (6:38) 117 BPM
   
Downunder Disco - "Party Down" - (7:31) 120 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Take The Wild Ride" (Barrabas edit) - (6:19) 112 BPM
   
Jay Ru - "Just Be Thankful" - (7:50) 98 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs - "Future Love" - (7:28) 116 BPM
   
Chuggin Edits - "Midnite Madness" - (6:19) 120 BPM
   
Rafael Fernandez & Sould Out - "Diamond Dance" - (6:47) 107 BPM
   
Kornum & Karma - "Leaving You" - (4:47) 116 BPM
MMD 044A
11 Dec 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Caught In The Middle
   
Caught In The Middle - (5:37) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kos Mick - (6:39) 119 BPM
   
Dancing Tight - (5:57) 119 BPM
   
Space Chant - (5:57) 120 BPM
Review: York based label specialising in soul, funk and nu/old disco edits. They make what they like in headphones come out the big speakers - and hopefully some vinyl releases are coming soon. Next up for the label is Andy Buchan, who is back in his home of the United KIngdom after a long stint in Dubai. Here the Leeds based artist delivers "Caught In The Middle" and it hurts not knowing the name of the early '80s disco diva he sampled on this wicked edit. Next up "Kos Mick" does exactly what it says on the tin with this cosmic synth journey that reaches near intergalactic moments. There's also some super soulful galaxian vibes on "Dancing Tight" and "Space Chant" gets some Afro vibes in the house. In addition to deejaying and production, Buchan is a copywriter, editor and journalist who worked at DJ Mag Middle East. He is also a self-confessed expert muffin maker.

ALPACA 041X
27 Oct 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Summer Compilation
Various
   
Rayko - "Funk Hole" - (4:48) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Situation - "Take This Beat" - (5:58) 105 BPM
   
Ccccchaves - "Fendas" - (8:32) 110 BPM
   
Angelo M - "Funky Freak" - (4:54) 105 BPM
   
Fran Deeper - "Yes I Do" - (6:04) 116 BPM
   
Ilya Santana - "Babies" - (5:42) 115 BPM
   
James Rod - "Natureza Viva" - (6:28) 114 BPM
   
Ziggy Phunk - "Take My Love Away" - (7:26) 114 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Whatcha Gonna Do" - (6:04) 114 BPM
   
Frank Agrario - "Metro" - (7:24) 117 BPM
   
Limpopo - "Love Is..." - (6:32) 119 BPM
   
Planet Jumper - "The Wolves at Our Heels" - (7:52) 113 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Got It" - (6:00) 122 BPM
   
Jay Airiness - "Break My Love" - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Vicmoren - "Boogy Down" - (7:13) 118 BPM
   
Dark Punk Hippies - "Girl Scouting" - (7:10) 114 BPM
   
Phunktastike - "Para Ti" - (6:20) 121 BPM
   
Parissior - "Get It Girl" - (6:15) 115 BPM
   
Julian Sanza - "Celebrate" - (7:17) 123 BPM
   
Kiu D - "Cafe" - (6:58) 122 BPM
   
Alan Junior - "Sunshine Boogie" - (4:58) 118 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Oh Baby" - (5:46) 113 BPM
SPA 036
27 Oct 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Fruit Selection Vol 6
Various
   
Chuggin Edits - "Stomp !" - (5:57) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gradient Logic - "I Want You Slide" - (7:38) 119 BPM
   
Loshmi - "No Way" - (5:16) 103 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Ain't No Love" - (7:14) 100 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Don't Stop" - (7:07) 115 BPM
   
Mitiko - "NY City" - (6:59) 103 BPM
   
Tonbe - "15th Street" - (7:39) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "The Way You Love Me" - (6:52) 100 BPM
   
VIGI - "I Got You" - (7:31) 119 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Into The Night" - (6:11) 116 BPM
DF 060
06 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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