Review: For this latest missive from Wall Of Fame HQ, we see label stalwart Buggin' Out sharing the love with P Sol on a rare split release. The former is up first, reworking the Isley Brothers' legendary synth soul classic "Between The Sheets" on "All I Know", before delivering "Party Girl", another killer slice of '80s electro-boogie muscle. P-Sol on the other tackles Larry Levan's mighty "Hopscotch' on "Do It Again", before wrapping things up with the slow soul grind of "Sunshine".
Review: Wall Of Fame label boss Patrick O'Sullivan teams up with Buggin' Out to bring you the label's debut release. Lead track "Omar" reworks a fairly obscure early 80's R&B track into a dancefloor burner. "Pay Attention" captures a great piano driven soul loop, just the right amount of additional drum elements and some rap vocal snippets on this super dope hip-hop joint on the NYC style tip. P-SOL reworks a particular Roy And Ecstasy disco classic while still keeping the integrity of the original track. "Passion" finishes off the EP as P-SOL has a take on a classy ride into the sunset!
Review: New York City's Wall Of Fame was established in August of 2014 by P-SOL. They really live up to their name on their new various artists release, which features an all star cast if we've ever seen it! Starting off with Aussie legend Dr. Packer who serves up some instant funk (see what we did right there?) on his truly burning "Instant Groove" while Guildford's Evil Smarty serves up a new rendition of a certain Ms. Vega classic on "4 Love". Elsewhere, Brighton's Fingerman gets down with a deep disco joint for lovers in the form of "Boogie Change Up" and finally the label boss himself - the always reliable Patrick Sullivan aka P SOL gets down with some hazy '70s rock swagger on "Let It Go". This follows up some great releases by UK's Andy Buchan and Napoleon, Munich's Alkalino and Javi Frias. For those of you that are chasing some 'respectful edits' look no further!
Review: For as long as any of us can remember, the Editorial label has led the way in multi-artist re-edit EPs. Their latest missive is, unsurprisingly, a bit of a Christmas cracker. Tomas Malo kicks things off with "Welcome Distraction", a filter disco-house revision of Escort's 2006 revivalist disco gem "Starlight", before label regulars Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee drop the ultra-positive, disco-with-bells-on fun of "Your House Tonite". Pontchatrain gets "Nasty" with a chunk of righteous, floor-friendly disco-rock/house fusion, Sunner Soul delivers some horn-totin' disco-funk brilliance, and P-Sol confirms a "Luv 2 Dance" by cutting up a familiar old disco staple. As for Mars, he heads for the end-of-night close dance via sensual R&B vocals, nods to P-funk and some superbly sumptuous synths.
Review: Editorial are back with another mini compilation: hallelujah! It's more on the deeper tip than the disco one this time around, but it's all the same quality you expect from this camp as always! Jus Tadi's dreamy and lush deep house vibes come courtesy of "Peaches", Matt Hughes serves up some deep down and dirty funk on "Do Your Thing", plus there's some chilled-out balearic business covered also by P SOL on "Come On". A Salsoul sounding re-edit by Serge Gamesbourg (!) on "Burning" is a worthy addition and some sexy deep house to close out proceedings courtesy of Long Island Sound and The Owl respectively. All killer no filler!
Review: Brighton's Hot Digits have managed to generate a roster boasting some pretty established names on the re-edit scene. Here, on Hot Jints Vol 2, they've rustled up some newer names to mix with the old. P-Sol delivers some swishy sun bleached laid back grooves on "The Closed Door", "Keep On Ducking", by Raw Artes & Jack Whitey, is a jauntier affair - all clavinet-fuelled funk, Causal Connection's "Sun Glider" opts for a fine duel between elastic slap bass and linear guitar licks, and finally Fingerman closes the show with the uplifting orchestrated harmonies of "Summertime Stringz".
Review: Eleven months have passed since the release of Patrick "P-Sol" Sullivan's last collection of "Excursions", so this return to Royal Soul is well overdue. He eases us in gently via "Running Out of Time", a string-drenched shuffle through sun-kissed slo-mo disco territory that underpins swirling orchestral loops and summery grooves with the most subtle of house style drums. "Fire Quiet" is even deeper and more loved-up, offering up a chugging, head-nodding take on a trumpet-laden groover rich in hazy guitars and toasty bass guitar, while "Break An Egg" is an all-action version of a busy disco-funk track full of insanely heavy bass, clipped funk guitars and jangling piano motifs. Arguably best of all is the soulful smoothness of lolloping closing cut "Outside My Love", where cute guitar licks and sun-soaked pianos catch the ear above another locked in, filter sporting groove.
Review: Following a surprisingly quiet year, Patrick "P-Sol" Sullivan returns to local label Wall of Fame with an undeniably eclectic three-track salvo. The New York producer kicks things off with "Say What", an impressively warm, woozy and soul-flecked chunk of sample-heavy deep house rich in swinging beats, jazzy double bass and dewy-eyed vocal samples, before dropping the tempo and reaching for the jaunty electric piano riffs on dub disco rework "Bird Call". Arguably even better is closing cut "Want To Hold You", a head-nodding and toe-tapping disco-funk slow jam whose punchy horns, loved-up vocals and sweeping strings inevitably catch the ear.
Review: New Yorker Patrick Sullivan aka P-Sol strikes back on Sao Paulo's Royal Soul - the first 100% Brazilian based nu-jazz/Nufunk/downbeat label since 2006. P-Sol runs the imprint Wall Of Fame, which has seen many of his own releases and has put out music on various labels such as Editorial, Hot Digits, Groove Democracy, Masterworks Music, Discodat and Los Grandes. Dealing with Viennese downbeat influences crossing his typical disco way - this dude goes straight to the point with these classy leftfield beats. From the soulful urban blues of "And You Say", the lo-slung deep disco jam "East New York" or "Wonderfool" with its evocative and sun-kissed groove which perfectly soundtracks this fabulous summer in The Big Apple at present.
Review: Rejoice! New Yorker P-Sol (aka Pat Sullivan) has returned to local imprint Wall Of Fame for this latest four tracker. Each track here is a joy to behold with the fun beginning on twangy, spandex clad early 80s slap bass funk opener "Today". Elsewhere the druggy loops of "Love Me Hardly" whisking us off to a deep world of psychedelic house and "South Side" taking us back down with some quality smooth and soulful grooves. Lastly "That Kid Is Noise" closes the show with some spooky downtempo vibes.
Review: New York City's Pat Sullivan aka P SOL is back on Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint out of Brighton. He gets a seriously blunted soul boogie jam going on "When I See You", while on "The Big Sur" he gets some '80s, French touch style filtered disco style happening. The same goes for "Nicole" with it's sleazy funk groove channeling those kind of DJ Falcon style classic vibes. Finally "Secrets" gets back into the low slung/slo-mo disco vibes made for summertime drifting.
Review: NYC's Pat Sullivan appearers for local imprint Wall Of Fame, following up his brilliant ode to hero Gil Scott-Heron "No Category" last year. Now for some more low slung deep disco goodness on the Sound Check EP. On this one we really enjoyed "Hear That" and "You Feel Fine" in all their funky, soulful and uplifting glory. Plus there's "Light The Sky" for something a lot more dirty and dusty; this is the kind of loopy late night disco house that's so inspired by KDJ that we're lovin' it!
Review: NYC's P-Sol aka Pat Sullivan is proving to be a deft hand at re-edits, reworking some serious funk and soul classics for modern dancefloors. He's also served up some pretty decent nu-disco as you've all surely noticed, but on "No Category" he lends his midas touch to Gil Scott Herron's "Is That Jazz?" from the classic 1984 album Reflections. On the second track "Uptown Celebration" he provides us with a sombre and soulful excursion through the modern deep house sound with a duty rhythm, glistening and emotive chords and a nice bumpy bassline. Oh, and still utilising Gil Scott-Herron's unmistakeable vocals like before. Definitely check this out!
Review: Just weeks have passed since he treated us to volume one, NY P-Sol editor returns with another varied selection of disco funk versions. "On A Trip" adds a little contemporary production magic to the Garden Of Eden's long-lost classic. "Good Years" is a full fuelled funk bluster with an empowering spoken word sample, "Body Language" slaps hard with squidgy synth bass boogie punches, while "This Must Be Home" takes Eno & Byrne on a whimsical funk mission in a Cadillac made of pure post-disco magic.
Review: Rising nu-disco hero P-Sol is back with a mixed bag - his words, not ours - of his latest reworks. As always with this guy, it's all about hazy funk jams and "Harlem World" kicks things off being exactly that with its rolling bass, gently wafting strings and lazy disco groove but adding a gangsta twist. Elsewhere we get the likes of spaced-out disco raunch on "Needy", retro dubby block party jams ("Perfect Combination") and far-out, wah-wah drenched, '70s funk rock on "Be Alright".
Review: Given the EP's title, you'd expect this latest split EP from the Royal Soul camp to be full of the kind of fun-time fare that makes you want to shake your ample assets. Happily, that's exactly what's on offer. P-Sol gets things rolling via the bouncy disco-funk-goes-house shenanigans of "Shape Up's", before fellow experienced producer Trotter expertly throws together samples from all manner of familiar tunes on the party-starting funk breaks explosion of "Trotter vs Sahntisan & Foo". Zel's tasty midtempo shuffler "Disco Speech" - all undulating disco bass, punchy ska horns and lolloping drums - offers a pleasingly groovy alternative to the full-throttle fare elsewhere on the EP, while Cupcake Project steals the show via the rubbery P-funk re-edit action of "Hey Baby". In summary: rock solid party jams.
Review: Having recently notched up a sixth year in business, Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint is in a celebratory mood - hence this all-action round-up of recent delights and unheard treats from the disco-loving label. Encompassing no less than 30 tunes, the collection giddily skips between warming beatdown disco (P-Sol's "Walter"), Mark E style slo-mo loop jams (Vigi's "I'll Be There") and glassy-eyed Balearic nu-disco (Picklejam's "Untitled Love"), before raising its hands skywards as the peak-time party-starters begin to appear thick and fast. Highights in this category include the vibrant jazz-house flex of Dexter Jones' "Swing Thing", the bustling boogie re-edit business of Monsieur Von Pratt's "Let's Dance" and the hearty disco-funk heaviness of Chewy Rubs' "Funky Bee Bop".
Review: Nu-disco hero 80s Child has come a long way since Masterworks Vol 1, the inaugural release on his Masterworks label a year and a half ago. Now we have the follow-up and it reveals how the label's sound has grown. There are 26 sizzling bangers on board this time, boasting a million delirious dance floor moments. Highlights of which include the fizzy thump-funk of 80s Child's "Computerized", Peza's doomy analogue electro mash up "Filmed Message" and the smooth, synthetic boogie of "Much Too Much" by Deelicious.
Review: Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint has packed in a lot of releases over the past 12 months, as this expansive roundup of the label's second year in business proves. Featuring 27 tracks and a bonus mix by the South Coast dwelling label boss, there's naturally plenty to admire. Highlights include, but are not limited to, the rolling, head-nodding grooves of Eyeco M's "Keeping It To Myself", the killer proto-house throb of "Tonight" by Bad Barbie vs Evil Smarty, the sexy, string-drenched disco loveliness of P-Sol's "Can't You See", LTJ's trumpet-boasting funk bumper "Fat Thing", and the hard-wired, bass-heavy rework of Julia & Company's "Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)" by Melon Bomb. It is, though, all pretty darn hot.
Review: Fingerman's Hot Digits imprint has always reflected his production style, delivering releases that gleefully blur the boundaries between re-edits, remixes and original material, and blend elements of disco, funk, soul, boogie and deep house. This groovy, warm and floor-friendly formula is much in evidence on this first anniversary compilation. Featuring a blend of previously released gear, exclusives and a bonus DJ mix from Fingerman, Hot Digits: Year One is an effortlessly entertaining collection. There's naturally much to admire, from the subtle house beats and P-funk synths of Fingerman's own "Shine Yo Litez" (a rework of an old Grangers tune), and the disco-funk chunkiness of Groove Motion's "Party Now", to the compressed, dubbed-out disco house madness of Chewy Rubs' "Let It Go".
Review: Editorial is one of the leading re-edit labels currently doing the business, so it's only fitting that they should enlist some leading re-editors for Love Dubs. Australia's Dr Packer leads the charge with a sublime spaced out version of Teena Maries' slap bass classic Behind The Groove. Further highlights include the slo-mo, hands in the air vibes of "Bionic Love" by Robjamweb and the orchestrated '70s glamour beat of "Smile" by Black Rebel.
Review: Editorial's policy of giving their split EPs of edits and reworks a distinctive theme has always been a bit of a winner. Here, they return to the world of slo-mo, soul-flecked edits, with a quintet of sumptuous scalpel works for our delectation. 78 Edits impresses with the winding sax, horizontal bump and head-nodding grooves of "Meet Patti", while DJ Moar offers up a slinky, electric bass-driven ride into slow disco-house territory in the shape of the Rhodes-laden "King Bob". Hot Box and P-Sol both deliver heavily compressed, filter-sporting toe-tappers for those warm-up moments where you just want to get locked into the groove, while Jona Saucedo brilliantly combines dubbed-out modern soul vocals with an attractive loop from Fonda Rae's boogie classic "Touch Me".
Review: KS French spreads the love for his latest French Kiss release - gathering an all-star cast of re-edit dons to share the load over these six tracks. Never just content with straightforward editing, French Kiss releases always add extra production techniques to the loops, creating something fresh in the process. Highlights here include KS French's own "Money We Make It" which cleverly incorporates a Marvin Gaye vocal into a deep funk shuffle, the loopy, phased guitar heaven of P Sol's "Feel Me Baby" and the tough, stomping warped disco house of "Another Wish" by DJ Moar. C'est bon!