Review: With just 10 tracks to choose from, this Miami sampler from Doorly's Reptile Dysfunction label is a positively humble affair compared to some, but then again, a little bit of quality control never went amiss! The album takes in a range of house styles, from Griff (UK)'s piano-sprinkled 'Gonna Tell You' to Aniche's techy, Indian-infused 'Third Eye' to Rominimal don Horatio's JA-inspired 'Dub Nation', but unlike some of the 30- and 40-track beasts that are landing in stores right now, the standard is consistently high throughout, making this a very worthwhile addition to your basket. File under "good things come in small packages"!
Review: Reptile Dysfunction boss Martin Doorly reckons that he has 'put his balls on the line' with this release - but we're pretty certain it will appease the label's most devoted fans and new ones alike. Teaming up with the mysterious Tan Dem on the Nismo's Groove EP for the lo-slung funk groove of "Mummas A Bean", he then goes solo for the remainder - where he serves up the neon-lit Italo influenced anthems 'Drop The Needle" and the electrifying "On The Upside. The sun kissed boogie-down jam "Cafe Mambo Disco Pumper" was on-point also. The now Los Angeles based Doorly has recently made the move back to Europe, where he nailed these killer grooves in his brand new studio in Ibiza.
Review: Reptile Dysfunction's latest EP is packed to the rafters with peak-time fare. It's the first volume in what the label promises will be a continuing series and offers up a quartet of slamming, disco-fired "Club Edits". Predictably, Soul Clap steals the show with "Moov to Tha Beat", a swirling, string-laden workout laden with dreamy pads, well-placed delay effects and bubbly analogue drums. Doorly does a brilliant job combining aquatic P-funk bass and thrill-seeking disco samples on the superb "Lads Lads Lads", while Rick Trainor and Noah Schy's "Take It Down" is an impressively sweaty sample-house workout built around the principle of teasing out the action for maximum impact. As for Charlie Rope's "All For You", it's a shirts-off disco-house stomper that just gets bigger and bigger throughout.
Doorly, Charlie Rope - "My Thoughts Exactly" (original mix) - (6:20) 120 BPM
Ruby's Kimono (original mix) - (5:34) 126 BPM
When You Love (original mix) - (5:10) 124 BPM
When You Love (Blantyre Reptilian Road Rage remix) - (6:45) 125 BPM
Doorly, Charlie Rope - "My Thoughts Exactly" (Doorly's Acapella Tool) - (6:06) 120 BPM
Review: Doorly's Reptile Dysfunction follows up great releases by the likes of Idris Elba and and DJ Sneak by introducing an exceptional new talent to the world, this time with a feel good house and disco packed EP from up and coming producer Charlie Rope from the UK. Heavily influenced by the likes of Larry Levan, Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles and Giles Peterson, Charlie Rope's love of classic house music and disco is apparent in his productions, which are also driven by a desire to bring people together through music. His debut EP is a joyous, life-affirming jaunt through house, disco and acid. From the Studio 54-inspired respectful disco edits "J'Adore 54" and "Ruby's Kimono", he teams up with label boss Doorly on the funked-up breakbeat driven house "My Thoughts Exactly" (original mix) to the classic Chicago bounce of "When You Love".
Review: It would be fair to refer to Dino Lenny as a "veteran": the Italian producer has been churning out dancefloor hits since the dawn of the '90s. This release sees him join forces with Cajual and Hot Creations regular Doorly for a loving tribute to the joys of club culture. The action centres on a meandering, largely spoken vocal describing a mesmerizing late night dancing experience in "The Magic Room". On the lead version - a tasty re-edit by Lenny and Seth Troxler - this is accompanied by "Lazy" style pianos, and a chunky, disco-tinged house groove. The low-slung guitars and bass are pushed to the fore on Doorly's energy-packed remix, while Luke Solomon doffs a cap to the jazz-flecked boompty sounds of Chicago on his busy rework.
Review: For those of you who can't make it, you can still enjoy these very tracks that will be thrashed on San Francisco institution Dirtybird's US tour this summer. This is the third edition of their Summer BBQ compilation titled Secret Sauce and it features an all-star cast. Starting things off in spectacular fashion with Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson teaming up with L.A's Doorly on the wicked "Neanderthal', there's the wonky, bassbin rattling deepness of label mainstay Christian Martin (with Ardalan) on "Flight of The Pterodactyl" and rising star Justin Jay's pop-inflected epic "Broke The Law" featuring a bit of help from mates Sascha Robotti, Henry Was and vocals by Josh Taylor.