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: 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: Active in the dance scene since the early nineties, Dutch producer Vincent Kriek aka HP Vince started the famous P.I.M.P. project on Touche records together with Jamez. He is a versatile producer if it comes to styles, but house and disco are his biggest love. Running his own label since 2014, Nite Tunes aims to release different styles on the techier and deeper tip. 2017 is a big year focussed on funky disco house on great labels like Solid State Disco, WhoreHouse, DiscoRevenge, Redisco and Springbok in addition to some great work with new partner in crime Dave Leatherman. He also recorded with superstar DJ Laidback Luke on Groove Alert as Dubbing Double. He is back with his second Chop Shop EP for George Kelly's label, featuring three jackin' disco jams to get your party going. We are a fan of anything on this Greek label for its quality and this is no exception.
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.