17 Apr 12
08 Feb 11
12 Jun 15
DJ Ace - "Der Kommissar" - (6:18) 120 BPM
George Kelly - "Vanilla Ice Cream" - (4:57) 118 BPM
Brick Fever - "A Lot To Offer" - (5:49) 116 BPM
Review: Fancy flavours may be all the rage, but there's little more delicious and refreshing on a hot summer's day than a cornet stuffed to the brim with vanilla ice cream. Certainly, that's the view of the guys and gals at Chopshop, who've named their latest collection of party-starting disco and electrofunk jams after the stuff. As usual, there's much to enjoy, from the rubbery bass and twinkling chords of Quincy Jointz and Shaddy's breezy "Rebel On The Run", to the sun-baked disco-house warmth of Brick Fever's "A Lot To Offer". As for George Kelly's title track, we can safely say it's the lick (sorry).
12 Aug 13
DJ Ace - "Soul Shadow" - (6:48) 111 BPM
Peter Francis & James Omerta - "Slo Grind" - (6:56) 107 BPM
Andy Kidd - "Remind Me" - (8:25) 91 BPM
DJ Butcher - "The Perfect High" - (4:11) 105 BPM
Rotarydisco76 - "Ultima Chance" - (4:52) 106 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, FINGERMAN, Irregular Disco Workers, Superbreak, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Hero Records, The Funk Hunters, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), DJ FUDGE
Review: Having spent recent times darting between proper party fodder and strobelight disco delights, the Chopshop crew return with an EP the dips the tempo and depends the grooves for an altogether more slow burn feel. As usual, there's plenty to devour, from the warm chords and deep house sassisness of Peter Francis and James Omarta's "Slo Grind", to the lolloping, break-driven jazz-funk of Dj Butcher's "The Perfect High". Elsewhere, Andy Kidd doffs a cap to '80s rare groove with the soulful head-nodder "Remind Me" (arguably the EP's stand out track), and Rotarydisco76 impresses with the blazed, wide-eyed deep Latin funk of "Ultima Chance".
23 May 14
Voodoo Whiskey - "Cairo" - (6:58) 106 BPM
DJ Ace - "Viva La Raza" - (5:27) 110 BPM
Situation - "Under My Dub" - (5:58) 125 BPM
DJ Butcher - "No Taboos" - (4:59) 90 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, YAM WHO?, Dave Allison (Editorial), Scott K. [BOXmusic], Jay Airiness / Moar / Venice Beach, Kiu D, Juno Recommends Disco, Richard Rossa, DISCO B (LATE NIGHT SESSIONS), Get Down Edits, SITUATION
Review: DJ Butcher's excellent re-edit label Chopshop has entertained many different takes on disco, but has yet to tackle dub. Until now that is. Here we get four different artists all delivering some seriously dubbed out sonic adventures. Voodoo Whiskey goes first with the seriously cool, low-slung funk haze of "Cairo", while DJ Ace's "Viva La Raza" manages to combine Balearic beats with very light reggaeton vibes. Situation take it further with a totally toasted version of The Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb", whilst the label boss himself wraps up things with the laid back, glistening electro-funk of "No Taboos".