Review: It's been a good while since the mighty DJ Butcher served us up one of his meaty selections of disco off-cuts for our listening pleasure. DJ "S" begins by tackling the mighty 70s jam "Shaft" - adding a thumping great house kick to bring it up to date. Elsewhere we get filtered French-touch style grooves on Vaudafunk's "Somebody's Stole My Nuggets" and HP Vince's "Funky Disco Party" is all about the hedonistic loops. Finally we end with an extremely familiar funk riff, toughed up to devastating effect on S Nolla's "Do You Wanna".
Review: A decade has now passed since George Kelly established the Chopshop imprint as an outlet for goodtime grooves, sneaky reworks and club-ready re-edits that blur the boundaries between disco and house. To celebrate the fact, he's gathered together some of his label highlights on an expansive compilation. It's arguably best enjoyed via his action-packed DJ mix, which is tucked away at the end of the collection, though DJs will delight at the sheer volume and quality of the unmixed cuts on offer. Our favourites include the rubbery bounce of HP Vince's appropriately titled "Funky Disco Party", Kelly's killer Marlena Shaw revision ("Raised In The Ghetto"), the bustling funky house pleasures of HP Vince and Dave Leatherman's "Back 2 The Old Skool (House Mix)") and the disco-rap goodness of Captain Futuro's "Club Warzone".
Review: Dutch producer HP Vince has certainly paid his dues: this guy has been around for ages and during his time has worked with everyone from Tiesto to Laidback Luke, honing his craft across several genres. Nu-disco is his thing these days though, and his funky lo-slung jams (usually in collaboration with sidekick Dave Leatherman) have been featured on top labels such as Chop Shop, Vamos and Solid State Disco in recent times. Now for London's Prison Entertainment, he serves up some looped-up party down business on "Last Night" featuring some familiar hooks or two - oldies but goodies indeed! Second offering "The Preacher" is a fervent and energetic classic house jam, that can really push the crowd to the next level.
Review: H.P. Vince is Vincent Kriek: a Dutch house producer that for close to two decades has released various strains of dance music under about a dozen aliases not limited to Black Onyx, Upsilon and Kompressor to name but a few. Here on "Wait A Minute" he serves up a well executed remix of a certain urban soul-funk classic for a modern audiences on Babert's Disco Revenge imprint. This is totally hot!
Review: Hard working Dutchman HP Vince is no Chopshop newcomer, having previously released numerous solo and collaborative EPs for the much-loved rework label over the last 18 months. Here he provides a sequel to April 2018's Get Down Funk EP, in the process delivering three more celebratory edits-not-edits. He begins by tidily rearranging, dubbing out and beefing up Whispers classic "The Beat Goes On", with the resultant cut sitting somewhere between loopy disco-house and classic disco. His love of filter tricks, swishy noises, big builds and even bigger drops comes to the fore on horn-heavy disco-house outing "The Brass Song", while stand-out "Just Think" sticks a rocket under a breakbeat-driven funk classic with beguiling, party-starting results.