Review: While Christos Antoniou AKA C Da Afro releases rather a lot of tidy re-edits, he often saves his best work for Midnight Riot. Or at least that's how it seems to us. Certainly, there's much to enjoy on the Greek producer's latest outing on Yam Who's label. Highlights include "Feel Like Dancing" - a rolling, pumped-up revision of a 1986 94 East private press jam to which Antoniou has added a thickset synth bassline - and the soaring orchestration and thumping disco-house grooves of "Heaven". Slick P-funk revision "Tonight" - all bubby synths, kaleidoscopic solos and Roger Troutman style talkbox vocals - is also worth a listen.
Review: York based Alpaca Edits is run by Pete Le Freq and makes make what you like in the headphones come out the big speakers with their top edits, reworks and remixes. Now he has hot C Da Afro - see what he did there - from Greece who has appeared previously for Midnight Riot, SpringBok, Editorial and Spa In Disco. Filtered late-night Miami vibes abound on "Touching You Feeling You", sexy deep disco for lovers awaits you on "Weekend Madness" and "With Cristine In The Disco" features some sultry saxophone action that would make a grown man cry.
Review: Grecian producer C Da Afro is notoriously prolific, delivering new reworks and edits on an almost weekly basis. The fact that he rarely puts a step wrong, despite this epic productivity, is particularly impressive. For further proof, check out the three nu-disco productions showcased on Don't Stop Groovin. There's something almost overwhelmingly positive about the cascading synthesizer melodies, tumbling lead lines, clipped guitars, and retro-futurist boogie grooves at the heart of "Unlimited Time", while "Don't Stop Groovin (Disco Dub)" melds the loopy, boogie-house funk of Tiger & Woods with the thrusting, disco-house hustle of vintage "French Touch" material. Further peak-time sweatiness is also supplied in the shape of "DiScO Sex", a raunchy disco-house stomper laden with twittering flute solos.
Review: Greek re-editor and remixer C Da Afro was one of the nu-disco success stories of 2016, so hopes are naturally high for his first outing of 2017. Lost In Echo is predictably strong, offering up a trio of tracks that gleefully blurs the boundaries between re-editing and original production. We're particularly enjoying the low-slung disco-funk grooves, fluid additional percussion hits, breezy vocals and dub disco effects of "Say You'll Be Mine", though sweet, boogie-based opener "You Don't Know" - all meandering organ lines, loved-up chord progressions, rubbery guitars and sing-along vocals - is arguably the EP's most floor-friendly moment. The pitched-down disco camp of "Tell Me Something" is pleasingly dubbed-out, too.
Review: Thanks to a clutch of solid releases on Midnight Riot, About Disco, SpinCat and Disco Future, 2016 has been a successful year for C Da Afro. Here, the Greek producer draws it to a close via a first outing on Disco Fruit. "I Love You Forever" is beautifully sweet and sugary, with the producer fusing his own nu-disco electronics and slow house beats, with extensive elements of a forgotten '80s soul jam. The '80s grooves return on jazz-funk-meets-electrofunk shuffler "One Step", before he ups the tempo considerably on the bumping "The Groove of Love", where chiming synthesizer melodies and smooth vocals are accompanied by bouncy house beats and a killer synth bassline.
Review: On his latest EP for Fingerman's Hot Digits label, Athens hero C Da Afro is in full-on synth-boogie mode. Raiding his collection of '80s soul records for inspiration, the prolific producer offers up a trio of reworks rich in bold synth-bass, dewy-eyed vocals and colourful melodies. Choose between the aptly titled "Slick", the elastic, P-funk-tinged bounce of "Can't Get Enough" and the fliter-and-saxophone-sporting haziness of "Gonna Get You", another '80s soul revision that's been subtly tooled up for contemporary dancefloors. Remix wise, the killer contribution comes from Chewy Rubs, whose Dub mix of "Slide" is an on-point study in hard synth bass, ricocheting guitars, chunky guitars, echoing vocal samples and delay-laden synthesizer flashes.
Review: Edit imprint Furious Mandrill has barely put a foot wrong since debuting back in November 2016. The label's latest hot-to-trot missive comes from C Da Afro, a talented Greek producer and re-editor who has spent the last five years releasing party-starting grooves on some of the rework scene's most lauded labels. He kicks things off with "Only", a rework of a killer Nigerian boogie favourite smothered in glistening new pianos, meandering synth solos and cowbell driven disco drums. It's a tasty and tactfully execution revision, all told. "Serious Jam" inhibits similar sonic territory, serving up a sparkling tweak of another boogie-era Nigerian instrumental rich in jaunty piano stabs, elastic bass and glassy-eyed dancefloor positivity.
Review: Fresh from lending his sublime scalpel skills to Editorial as part of the label's latest multi-artist extravaganza, C Da Afro returns to Disco Fruit with another tasty two-track missive. The Grecian producer is in predictably fine form on chunky, bass-heavy opener "Music Is Love", where dubbed-out vocal snippets, jazzy guitar motifs, swirling strings and fuzzy organ riffs cluster around a rubbery, all action disco-house groove. "Sugar Love" is an altogether more synth heavy beast, with C Da Afro applying his successful formula - all beefed-up bottom end and excitement building filter sweeps - to a dazzling slab of colourful '80s Euro-boogie goodness.
Review: In a sea of wonked-out cosmic/Italo-influenced productions, this EP from C Da Afro stands out like a beacon for those in search of more straight-up disco pleasures. 'My Disco Lady' has a harmonised "super lady, super girl" female chorus, a struttin' bassline and synthesized brass stabs, while 'Move Your Feet' is an uptempo cut that sits right on the disco/disco-house cusp and sports some fine Philly-like strings. The sax-tastic 'Let's Go Downstairs' then nudges closer to jazz-funk territory, while completing the EP is 'Keep It Real', with hefty drums, house-y pianos and parping sax designed to give the dancefloor a proper workout.
Review: Athens based C Da Afro is radio Producer and owner Of Nitro Radio 102.5 FM. He delivers some neon-lit boogie down funk on his new offering entitled "Too Hot To Handle". With previous releases on Editorial Records, Spa In Disco, Alpaca Edits and fellow Greek George Kelly's Chop Shop Music: this guy certainly ain't messing around! For something a bit more low-slung (and definitely slo-mo) we'd say next offering "Passion Fruit" is certainly a tip for the early evening or late night alike. Finally "Rebel Disco" gets some swagger on via a '70s rock/disco fusion reminiscent of Frank Farian's legendary work in the era. These edits certainly are obscure enough (by our standards anyway) and certainly sound respectful - which is the main thing. Above all they are reliable dancefloor fodder for any discerning nu-disco DJ and we'd recommend them for sure.