20 May 13
Stay Up Here - (7:34) 113 BPM
Stay Up Here (dub mix) - (6:24) 113 BPM
Stay Up Here (Bonar Bradberry remix) - (7:04) 118 BPM
Stay Up Here (The Rhythm Odyssey mixture) - (7:51) 121 BPM
Stay Up Here (radio edit) - (3:30) 113 BPM
Review: Somnambulant sonic flavours abound as NY house duo make their debut on Southern Fried with "Stay Up Here". Swaying with delicate pianos yet pumping with a prominent acid hook and sparkling with Miss Bee's lush vocal, it's deep without any danger of limpness. Remix-wise both Bonar Bradberry and The Rhythm Odyssey deliver the goods. Bonar spaces things out a little and adds a trippier, more yearning edge to the groove while The Rhythm Odyssey (AKA Dean Meredith from Chicken Lips) dub-funks out the whole affair with a powerful synth bassline. Lovely.
29 Aug 11
Just Think About (original mix) - (6:58) 120 BPM
Just Think About (Art Of Tones disco mix) - (7:50) 120 BPM
Just Think About (Social Disco Club & Mirror People remix) - (5:47) 120 BPM
Just Think About (Mario dub mix) - (8:34) 120 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, Pharao Black Magic, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Art Of Tones, Irregular Disco Workers, Deepshizzol on Deepvibes Radio 16.0, Mike O'Mara, Hot Toddy, Dairmount (Room With A View), Juno Recommends Disco, Husky, JUSTIN WINKS (CASIO SOCIAL CLUB), Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Nacho Marco, The Owl, Drop Out Orchestra, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Campari_safari, Cyclist, Random Soul, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Mario Basanov, Fabiano, Black Magic Disco
Review: Judging by the inherent floating sensation that runs through "Just Think About It", it would seem that Lithuanian producer Mario Basanov has found his muse in Miss Bee. Regular followers of Under The Shade output will know the former has already worked his magic with the latter, having remixed her collaboration with Rampi earlier this year. It's a partnership that works wonders, with Miss Bee's sultry tones the perfect match for Basanov's elastic treatment of analogue sounds and upwards glancing melodics. The usual array of remixes sees Art Of Tones calling shotgun and delivering a remix that swerves proceedings down a decidedly rump shaking disco path, with some excellent key stabs throughout. This is matched by the Social Disco Club and Mirror People remix that builds brilliantly from the glistening opening few bars into an excellent live disco chug - just wait for those piano lines to come soaring in!
10 Dec 12
Weak Knees - (5:46) 120 BPM
Weak Knees (Bronx remix) - (7:53) 114 BPM
Weak Knees (Eddie Mars remix) - (6:58) 120 BPM
Weak Knees (JKriv remix) - (5:23) 120 BPM
Weak Knees (JKriv & Lou Teti dub) - (6:10) 120 BPM
Weak Knees (LT's redo) - (5:30) 120 BPM
Review: Aspiring vocalist, Miss Bee, hasn't been shy lending her vocals to a host of dance-pop releases of late. Now however, she turns her hand back to her more rare solo outings. "Weak Knees" features a gentle, sun-bleached electro-house backing with a melody that's vaguely reminiscent of Mason's Exceeder. Complimenting the beats, Bee's jazzy voice comes on like that gal in Morcheeba, but it's the inclusion of a full-on shredding lead guitar that marks this tune as a bit out of the ordinary. Of the five remixes included here, its Eddie Mars' bouncy electro-house mix that's just pips the others at the post.
25 Mar 13
Too Cold For Love (original mix) - (7:19) 120 BPM
Too Cold For Love (Manolo remix) - (7:14) 120 BPM
Too Cold For Love (Satin Jackets Underwater remix) - (8:15) 109 BPM
Played by: Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95
Review: Following a recent single on Deep & Disco, Monsoon Season are back, again with vocalist Miss Bee, on Glam Jam. Back too is their glacial, shimmering Balearic sound, with "Too Cold For Love" being a long and bouncey electro-house roller - a track that Manolo toughens up a little and drenches in beautifully sweet synths. Finally, Satin Jackets slow things right down for a dream-like synth odyssey that makes the listener dream of palm trees and blue skies.
10 Sep 12
Green On Blue (original mix) - (4:00) 101 BPM
Green On Blue (Moon Boots mix) - (4:54) 112 BPM
Green On Blue (Satin Jackets remix) - (6:53) 103 BPM
Green On Blue (James Johnston remix) - (6:51) 122 BPM
Green On Blue (Arsenii deep vocal mix) - (5:49) 110 BPM
Green On Blue (Arsenii deep dub) - (5:49) 110 BPM
Green On Blue (Arsenii alternate mix) - (5:09) 101 BPM
Played by: B-Jam, Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Sleazy McQueen, FINGERMAN, Dave Allison (Editorial), Chris Coco, Juno Recommends Disco, Vermelho, JKriv (Razor-N-Tape), Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Kid Color, TURNTILL, Tura, Trujillo, CC:DISCO!, Chrissy
Review: Founded in 2011 by producer Jkriv, Brooklyn's Deep & Disco Recordings aims to provide an outlet for all that modern disco, soul and funk that's getting made right now. This single, their latest release, is a slice of super-mellow and laid back Balearic funk awash with the breathy vocals of Miss Bee. Accompanying the original is a complete spectrum of remixes the best of which include the piano-stabbin' Studio 54isms of the Moon Boots mix, and the Miami Vice synth paradise of the Arsenii alternate mix.
25 Apr 11
Feel It Burn (feat Miss Bee - Ray Mang remix) - (7:49) 100 BPM
Feel It Burn (feat Miss Bee - Mario Basanov remix) - (6:46) 115 BPM
Feel It Burn (feat Miss Bee - original) - (7:51) 100 BPM
Panzerotti (Bonar Bradberry remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
Played by: Philippos N (Freshit Recordings), Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Marco Febbraro, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Irregular Disco Workers, Andrew Clarke, Chris Coco, JUSTIN WINKS (CASIO SOCIAL CLUB), Marcus Marr, Ilya Santana, Erdbeerschnitzel, 6th Borough Project
Review: The newly rebranded Under The Shade come correct with the latest disco talent to surface from the prodigious shores of Italy. Rampi has form, having contributed bass duties to several tracks for The Heels Of Love and his debut solo endeavour certainly impresses. Revolving around a languid beat and an analogue bassline that gets stretched out brilliantly, "Feel It Burn" is made all that more special by the soft vocal turn from UTS acolyte Miss Bee. UTS regulars Ray Mang and Mario Basanov step up for remix duties - the former adds some crunch to the beat and really goes to town on that grinding analogue bass, whilst the Lithuanian goes for a glistening house refix that's underpinned by an electrofunk bassline Dam Funk would applaud. Furthermore, Bonar Bradberry dusts off his cowbell for an uptempo dextrous and thumping disco take on another Rampi production "Panzerotti" which should be filed under Class A Coconut Shaker.
01 Oct 12
Just One Touch (original mix) - (7:21) 117 BPM
Just One Touch (The Mekanism remix) - (5:54) 122 BPM
Just One Touch (Francis Inferno Orchestra remix) - (8:19) 121 BPM
Just One Touch (instrumental mix) - (7:21) 117 BPM
Played by: Pete Dafeet, Strangelove, ROTCIV, Oscar Brown (Low Slung), Peter Edison, Monkey Boots, Gazeebo, Irregular Disco Workers, Andrew Clarke, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Deep House, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Enzo Canale, CC:DISCO!, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Thomass Jackson, Tulioxi, Reed & Radley
Review: Having made his name with some impressive edits, Portugal's Social Disco Club is now pushing on as a producer of suitably atmospheric deep house jams. "Just One Touch" sees him pop up on the always reliable Under The Shade imprint with the sort of warm, touchy-feely, piano-heavy vocal that will have dancers reaching for the lazers in no time. As usual, Under The Shade are on-point with their choice of remixers. First, The Mekanism give the original some bumpin', garage-influenced swing - all fluid electric pianos and drawn-out chords - before Francis Inferno Orchestro goes all dark, tribal and intoxicating. With an instrumental thrown in for good measure, there's plenty to get excited about.