Review: Liverpool based disco label Cosmic Boogie have built a strong reputation for themselves for the past few years for their brilliant 12" releases, including edits from legends such as Greg Wilson and Ashley Beedle, relative newcomers such as Leftside Wobble and productions from Mr Boogie himself. This digital release is the first label compilation, collecting all its releases thus far, previously only available on wax. Of the multitude of great tweaks on offer here, highlights include Ashley Beedle's edit of Bill Withers' "Railroad Man" replete with a weirdo 60s organ solo, Greg Wilson's edit of Strutt's euphoric "Time Moves On", and Cosmic Boogie's peak time version of War's "Youngblood", which takes the marimba and piano driven funk of the original and recuts it to powerful effect. Also be sure to check Leftside Wobble's edit of Patti Jo's "Ain't No Love Lost", with its strange hybrid of 60s Spector produced girl-group pop and Paradise Garage disco.
Review: Four excellent new funk/soul/disco bombs from the Whiskey Disco label, with some surprising covers and peerless edits for your aural delectation. Anthony Mansfield sets about deconstructing a fresh cover of "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, while fans of Philly/Al Green-esque slow '70s funk will love Cosmic Boogie's soft-touch edit of "How Can You Say Goodbye". Rayko ups the tempo a little with his mix of the boogie wonder "S&M (Sexy Music), while WD label-head Sleazy McQueen has a lot of fun with Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do", looping up instrumental sections just right for a new perspective on this classic Stevie joint.
Review: Bristol's Bedmo Disco Records launches with a very special EP from rising star and friend of the family Cosmic Boogie. The Liverpudlian DJ/producer - famous for his releases on Disco Deviance and on his own Cosmic Boogie imprint - has contributed a white-hot EP of scintillating disco, electrofunk, boogie and P-Funk. From the sensual grooves of 'Catch 22' to the cheeky 'Let's Jam' and uplifting 'Calling Lenny', there's something to suit every discerning disco dancefloor.