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Flabaire - "Biblife" - (6:43) 120 BPM
   
Paso - "I Never" - (7:11) 120 BPM
   
Mad Rey - "Quartier Sex" - (7:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paso - "I Never" (Petr Serkin remix) - (5:41) 115 BPM
Review: Sexy Parisian deep house: what more can we say? D.KO are the right crew for the job, as we'll explain. Local lad Flabaire has appeared previously on Serie Limitee and Organic Music. "Biblife" is sombre and soulful deep house reminiscent of the emotive style of legends like Pepe Braddock or Schmoove. Paso Music head honcho: Paso, also appears here with the deep and sultry groove of "I Never" which is perfect for the early evening or afterhours alike. Petr Serkin gives the track a pretty decent remix treatment too, retaining the deep funky groove but with some help from some dreamy pads and cowbells which work a treat. Ma Rey's "Quartier Sex" is definitely the fiercest offering on here; tough and thumping peak time house reminiscent of Phil Weeks.
D.KO 01
15 Jan 16
Deep House
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Never Know (dub mix) - (3:37) 132 BPM
DKORL01BTI 01
25 Feb 20
UK Garage
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Bounce - (3:57) 52 BPM
   
Dreamz - (4:59) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Double Jeu (Part 2) - (5:58) 120 BPM
   
Tak Phonk (dub) - (4:46) 119 BPM
   
Minnesota Fats - (5:27) 117 BPM
   
T2dp Riddim (dub Phonk) - (4:11) 86 BPM
   
Comme Un Battement De Sexe (dub) - (3:43) 114 BPM
   
Balabushka - (4:12) 120 BPM
   
Outro - (2:04) 96 BPM
Review: Hailing from Paris (where else?) Mad Rey is a producer who must be permanently in the mood for love - making the most sultry and raunchy deep house going. Every release on his D.KO label has been frisky as hell, and now we get a whole nine tracks of his saucy joints to cavort with. Highlights include the hazy bootycall beats of opener "Bounce", the haunting disco-noir temptress "Minnestoa Fats" and the smooth late 80s sax-tasy house of "Balabushka". An impressive long player if ever there was one!
DKO 16
25 Jun 17
Funky/Club House
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Brazil Melancholia - (8:05) 125 BPM
   
Phonk - (6:43) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Mamie's Records is a record label based in Paris and founded in 2007, curated by La Mamie's that represents local electronic music artists. Up next for their fourth release is local hero Quentin LeRoy aka Mad Rey - who most of you may know from his output on local imprint D.Ko and a great one on REKIDS earlier this year too. He serves up some deeply emotive and swing-fuelled grooviness on the bittersweet "Brazil Melancholia" and this is followed by the classic Windy City acid house aesthetic of "Phonk" which calls to mind the best of Trax Records' heyday.
MAMIE 004
27 Jul 18
Deep House
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Double Jeu - (8:01) 135 BPM
   
Tribute To Roy Ayers - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
Royal Bar - (6:17) 69 BPM
   
Real Shit - (8:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Since Quentin Leroy made his vinyl debut with "Quartier Sex" five years ago, he's gone on to release acclaimed material on such labels as Rekids, Money $ex and, of course, D.KO. Yet as this first digital edition of his celebrated debut proves, his productions were always on the money. For proof, check the sample-happy snap of "Double Jeu", where angular analogue bass and Chicago style jacking drums come accompanied by spacey synths and funk-fuelled riffs, and the hypnotic, reliably relentless pump of late night stomper "Royal Bar". Elsewhere, Leroy impresses with a lolloping saunter through deep and woozy house territory ("Real Shit") and doffs a cap to Vibraphone king Roy Ayers on the jazz-funk/deep house fusion of "Tribute To Roy Ayers".
DKO 02
01 Jan 19
Deep House
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La Chapelle (dub mix) - (6:05) 119 BPM
   
Hard Ferailleurs - (5:12) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
MSW (dub mix) - (6:09) 126 BPM
   
Impuissance (dub mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
D.KO 07
09 Dec 16
Deep House
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Jaja Californien - (5:16) 116 BPM
   
Song 741 - (5:40) 118 BPM
   
Dis Poem - (5:16) 120 BPM
   
Commune (Les Pigeons) - (6:14) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: D.KO records boss Mad Rey is a Paris based producer with further affiliations with Red Lebanese and Babylon Rockers. He inaugurates new label VERTV, imagined by the three Parisian producers and DJs: Neue Grafik, Hybu and EVANS. Opening with "JaJa Californien" which is a dusty, smoked out and sampledelic deep house jam in the vein of Glenn Astro or Max Graef. The same goes for "Song 741" with its playground samples and deep house keys a recurring theme throughout, it sounds great. "Commune (Les Pigeons)" however gets on a much tougher tip and could easily mix/ transition into techno in a DJ set, with its furious drums and sharp saw wave stabs. We're likin' it!
361459 6712598
29 Jan 16
Deep House
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Hanzo - (2:16) 112 BPM
   
U.M.A - (5:11) 115 BPM
   
18 Everywhere - (6:39) 127 BPM
   
I'll Never Forget You - (5:29) 140 BPM
   
Quantum Lag - (3:22) 113 BPM
PRMSSS 004
01 Mar 18
Funky/Club House
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Never Know (dub mix) - (3:37) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bon Souvenir (dub mix) - (6:16) 133 BPM
   
Go Fast (dub mix) - (3:45) 68 BPM
   
Make It Right - (4:52) 125 BPM
   
Balle Perdue (dub mix) - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Le Dernier Mot - (3:18) 113 BPM
Review: Although he's occasionally made guest appearances on other labels - most notably Rekids, Money $ex and Vertv - Quentin Leroy AKA Mad Rey has been a key member of the D.KO family since the label's launch six years ago. Here he returns to the French imprint for the first time in two years with a predictably solid collection of cuts. Four of the six cuts are designated as dub mixes, with the French producer variously offering up techno-tempo loopy deep house ("Never Know"), Mella Dee style techno-disco ("Bon Souvenir"), warehouse-ready ghetto-tech sleaze ("Go Fast") and lo-fi Chicago jack on steroids ("Balle Perdue"). Elsewhere, "Le Dermier Mot" is the kind of drowsy deepness found on Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works Volume 1", while "Make It Right" is a breezy piano-house treat.
D.KORL 01
20 Mar 20
Deep House
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Mad Rey - "Alfa" - (4:49) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Leo Pol - "For The Femmester" - (7:50) 132 BPM
   
LB aka LABAT - "Nevertoomuch" - (6:49) 120 BPM
   
Beaucoup Nice - "Esclavage" (Paso remix) - (5:17) 131 BPM
Review: There's something pleasingly matter-or-fact about D.KO's latest compilation style EP, which arrives with little fanfare or fuss but an assured sense of purpose. Label regular Mad Rey sets the tone with "Alfa", a driving but spacey chunk of peak-time deep house that wraps stabbing string riffs, jazzy synth bass and floatation tank pads around a bustling rhythm track. Leo Pol ups the tempo a little on the sumptuous, sunrise-ready deep house/electro fusion of "For The Femmester", while LB aka Labat offers up the kind of dusty, warm and meandering sample-house cut that we'd expect to hear from S3A. If that's not enough to wet your whistle, check the woozy deep house musicality, bustling broken beat rhythms and dewy-eyed vibes of Paso's remix of "Esclavage" by Beaucoup Nice.
DKO 25
05 Apr 19
Deep House
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Mad Rey - "L'anguille" (Dodson Beat) - (4:34) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mad Rey - "Afterwork" - (6:10) 116 BPM
   
Mezigue - "House Mezigue L'homme Du Temps" - (6:55) 148 BPM
   
Mezigue - "New DWN With It Version 1.2" - (5:43) 133 BPM
Review: Fresh from their grinder and ready to roll, D.KO regulars Mad Rey and Mezigue present some "Spliff Shit". It's Mad Rey who handles side A, first serving up a rolling chunk of fliter-heavy, sample-driven deep house rich in loopy orchestral strings and head-nodding disco instrumentation ("L'anguille (Dodson beat)"), before diving deep into crystal clear seas on the wonderfully evocative and hazy "Afterwork". Mezigue, meanwhile, raises a few eyebrows - in a positive sense, of course - with the skittish 148 BPM beats, analogue Motor City bass and classic deep house chords of "House Mezique L'Homme Du Temps", before wrapping acid lines and loved-up electronics around a no-holds-barred techno rhythm on EP highlight "New DWN With It Version 1.2".
D.KO 22
24 Sep 18
Deep House
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Rafiki - "La Fourche" - (7:16) 120 BPM
   
Monomite - "City Life" - (5:22) 119 BPM
   
Neue Grafik - "Moutons Electriques" - (6:33) 123 BPM
   
Lieu Saint - "Sale Paradis" - (4:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mad Rey - "Travail De Porc" - (5:13) 125 BPM
Review: The free spirited sound of underground Parisian house soul; Neue Grafik, Hybu and EVANS' new label hits release three with a new homegrown concept; "Icone" is a home for the city's kindred spirits to unite and share smoky, soft-focus narratives. The woozy horns of Rafiki's "La Fourche", Monomite's somnambulant soul on "City Life", Neue Grafik's broken-drum cascades on "Moutons Electriques", Lieu Saint's subverted Jersey-scented filtered house on "Sale Paradis" and the iconic drum machine technoid stutters and oceanic washes of Mad Rey's "Travail De Porc". Each cut unrestrained and hugely versatile; Vertv are not to be diverted from.
VRTV 003
27 Oct 17
Deep House
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Ralph & Larry Houl - "Human Danger" - (5:43) 124 BPM
   
Paso - "Jeep Me Up Losange" - (7:42) 114 BPM
   
Mad Rey - "Join The Groove" (feat Jim Irie) - (6:06) 115 BPM
   
Folamour - "Le Vieux Carre" - (6:55) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DKO 04
09 Dec 16
Deep House
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Various
   
Larry Houl - "Acid BerbArre" - (7:19) 131 BPM
   
Flabaire - "Linguine Alle Vongole" - (5:51) 132 BPM
   
Mad Rey - "Yes Papi Bounce" - (4:58) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paul Cut - "Walk" - (6:35) 125 BPM
   
Cire Chaude - "Le Second Volet De Paris First" - (5:58) 130 BPM
   
Sandro - "Camel Crush" - (4:53) 120 BPM
   
BrAque - "Maracuja" - (6:05) 90 BPM
   
Rag Dabons - "Vagalam" - (7:29) 120 BPM
DKO 15
02 Aug 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Bamao Yende - "Echauffement 1st Kata" - (5:17) 127 BPM
   
Fa Mao - "Injabulo" - (5:48) 120 BPM
   
Amor Satyr - "Takusunazara" - (3:32) 136 BPM
   
Greg - "Ka Bum Ce Tambem Bate" - (5:07) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Puzupuzu - "Muro" - (5:17) 130 BPM
   
Fatal Walima - "Coaster Collage" - (3:46) 134 BPM
   
DJ Lycox - "Overdose" - (2:49) 130 BPM
   
Nyoko Bokbae - "Chien De Chien" - (3:45) 87 BPM
   
Waldman - "Fighter Spirit" - (7:34) 131 BPM
   
Sottoh - "Suggestions" - (5:35) 126 BPM
   
Mad Rey - "Usss Dub" - (6:27) 124 BPM
   
Kabaka - "Untitled" - (6:09) 120 BPM
   
Moku John - "Immrtlt Pst Mrtm" - (4:10) 68 BPM
BKR 001
05 Jul 18
Funky/Club House
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