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Boogie BodegaEXCLUSIVE
   
Son Of Zeus (Anthony Mansfield edit) - (6:58) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
How Can You Say Goodbye (Cosmic Boogie edit) - (7:58) 91 BPM
   
S&M (Sexy Music) (Rayko club mix) - (6:43) 110 BPM
   
Do I Do (Sleazy McQueen re-edit) - (8:17) 113 BPM
Review: Four excellent new funk/soul/disco bombs from the Whiskey Disco label, with some surprising covers and peerless edits for your aural delectation. Anthony Mansfield sets about deconstructing a fresh cover of "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, while fans of Philly/Al Green-esque slow '70s funk will love Cosmic Boogie's soft-touch edit of "How Can You Say Goodbye". Rayko ups the tempo a little with his mix of the boogie wonder "S&M (Sexy Music), while WD label-head Sleazy McQueen has a lot of fun with Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do", looping up instrumental sections just right for a new perspective on this classic Stevie joint.
WD 5
06 Jun 11
Funk
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Cuz Electric - "Got The Feeling" - (6:15) 110 BPM
   
Monsieur Van Pratt - "Tonight Baby" - (6:41) 120 BPM
   
Rayko/Fran Deeper - "Abracadabra" - (5:34) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hotmood - "Rapture" - (5:38) 122 BPM
Review: Spain's Rare Wiri serve up four disco/nu-disco cuts that aren't actually as Latin-leaning as the title may lead you to believe. Label boss Rayko and Fran Deeper join forces on a cover of The Steve Miller Band's classic 'Abracadabra' that has a few flamenco guitar flourishes at the start, sure, and the panpipes that grace Hotmood's 'Rapture' (NB: not the Blondie track) hint at South/Central American influences, but elsewhere Cuz Electric's 'Got The Feeling' is a sleazy electric disco-funker with an early 80s feel while Monsieur Von Pratt's 'Tonight' is sheer late 70s NYC exuberance. So check for this whether you're a Latin lover or not!
RW 078
11 May 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slow Steps - "We Won't Have To Cry No More (re-work)" - (7:31) 90 BPM
   
Dino Soccio - "West Athena Funk" - (4:56) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
MARS - "Sleazy Gurl" - (5:27) 101 BPM
   
Rayko - "Magic Number" - (7:19) 118 BPM
   
Danny DeLuxe - "The Best Years" - (4:17) 108 BPM
   
RobJamWeb - "Do It Like You Do" - (8:09) 115 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Show Me Your Love" - (5:12) 120 BPM
Review: Editorial are back with more throwback disco sounds for our decadent dancefloor (guilty) pleasure! Starting out with the sublime deep soul of Slow Steps "We Won't Have To Cry No More (re-work)" they then launch into Los Angeles' Dino (yes, not Gino!) Soccio's "West Athena Funk" which stays on the soul train for a while until the epic boogie drama of Rayko's "Magic Number" ups the tempo, good and proper. Danny Deluxe serves up some summery Balearic vibes on "The Best Years" but they leave the best for last with Sunner Souls' "Show Me Your Love", a funky disco house groove for late night fashion crowds, which is ironically by a Siberian producer! We can dig it!
ED 57
05 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Down Edits - "Strategy" - (7:18) 98 BPM
   
The Legendary 1979 Orchestra - "Treating Me" - (6:30) 114 BPM
   
Rayko - "Put Your Body In It" (Rayko Body Shop edit) - (7:55) 115 BPM
   
Late Nite Tuff Guy - "Wishing" (Late Nite Tuff Guy Dream remix) - (6:27) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Ireland's Get Down Edit's have developed a real reputation for quality, with many established DJs counting themselves as fans. Even a quick listen to this EP and you'll know why: there's no cheese to found, only well crafted reworks of classy tunes allowed. Label bosses Daz and Martin are first up with the string-laden slow motion "Strategy". The Legendary 1979 Orchestra's "Treating Me" is a steamy stomp with a big chorus, while Stephanie Mill's "Put Your Body In It" is beefed up in fine style by Rayko; Last but not least, Late Night Tuff Guy turns Rose Royce's "Wishing On A Star" into an incredible, and almost unrecognisable, trippy electronic odyssey!
GDE 003
21 Oct 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ichisan - "Snow Shower" - (8:13) 110 BPM
   
Ilya Santana - "You Are The One" - (7:32) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rayko - "Spaceship Crash" - (7:47) 110 BPM
RW 004
30 Dec 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ilya Santana - "Instrumental Odyssey" (Julian Sanza remix) - (5:53) 114 BPM
   
Ilya Santana - "Instrumental Odyssey" (Phunktastike remix) - (7:18) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rayko - "White Russian" (Sportloto remix) - (5:23) 118 BPM
   
Rayko - "White Russian" (Lone Soldier remix) - (5:56) 105 BPM
Played by: Rayko
Review: All of a sudden, Rayko is getting a little nostalgic. Here, he goes Back To The Roots of his Rare Wiri imprint, offering up brand new remixes of the cuts that appeared on the label's first release way back in 2008. First up, Phunktastike and Julian Sanza remix Ilya Santana's "Instrumental Odyssey". Sanza steals the show with a sparkling Balearic disco re-rub built around his own rubbery electric bass, chugging beats and flowery synth solos. There's a similarly terrace-friendly feel about Sportito's breezy and atmospheric take on Rayko's "White Russian", while Lone Soldier turns the same track into a low-slung, Italo-influenced chugger.
RW 020
29 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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James Rod - "So Easy" - (6:00) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
James Rod - "Hit!" - (6:01) 120 BPM
   
Rayko - "Whats Your Doing" - (8:08) 112 BPM
   
Rayko - "Get Your Loving" - (7:16) 110 BPM
Review: Madrid's Rayko and James Rod go way back, with a long hearty history of collaborations. One of their key projects is the Classics Of Arrikitaun series and now we have here a fourth instalment. James is up first this time, delivery two new tunes: the light and breezy boogie of "So Easy" and the moody electro arpeggios (and Italo disco melodies) of "Hit!". Rayko starts tough we a raw and chunky vintage funk banger called "What's Your Doin" before going all synthy on the smooth 80s RnB of "Get Your Loving".
RW 037
27 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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George Kelly/Various
   
DJ Ace - "Der Kommissar" - (6:18) 120 BPM
   
Capitan Futuro - "Club Warzone" - (4:41) 125 BPM
   
SAM PaLmER - "Ride The Wind" - (5:07) 125 BPM
   
Corsican Brothers - "Big Apple Rock" - (7:11) 125 BPM
   
Le Visiteur - "Let The Sunshine" - (5:39) 118 BPM
   
SAM PaLmER - "Hurt Me" - (6:26) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
George Kelly Feat BnC - "We Feelin' Good" (vocal mix) - (5:19) 118 BPM
   
The Silver Rider - "Burro E Somburro" (TSR extended edit) - (6:08) 115 BPM
   
Situation - "Billy Groove" - (6:56) 115 BPM
   
George Kelly - "The Future Is Ours" - (6:13) 118 BPM
   
The Silver Rider - "Feeeelings" (TSR Slo edit) - (7:25) 115 BPM
   
Love Drop - "To Prove My Love" - (8:24) 118 BPM
   
Ten Different - "Capital Woody Cats" - (5:09) 119 BPM
   
DJ Agent 86 - "Give It To Me Baby" - (5:18) 118 BPM
   
Shit Hot Soundsystem - "Gandalf The Party Wizard" - (7:45) 114 BPM
   
Rayko - "Shake Your Body" - (8:02) 112 BPM
   
NBMD - "Use The Stuff You Loose" - (6:20) 113 BPM
   
Dave Gerrard - "Glow At Night" (dub) - (4:50) 117 BPM
   
Hi My Name Is Chopshop (DJ mix by George Kelly) - (1:14:30) 119 BPM
Review: Under the DJ Butcher alias, George Kelly has turned the Chop Shop imprint into one of the world's most reliable sources of party-starting re-edits, remixes, mash-ups and sample-heavy productions. Hello My Name Is... Chop Shop celebrates the label's successes so far, with a hot-to-trot DJ mix from the man himself being joined by 18 hand picked highlights from the vaults. Tiptoeing the fine line between original scalpel-work (see the high-tempo, summery celebration of Le Visiteur's "Let The Sunshine" and Corsican Brothers' ace "Big Apple Rock"), house-friendly rubs (Sam Palmer's filter-drenched "Hurt Me", an excellent Latin disco-house cut from The Silver Rider), and balls-out, party starting cut-ups (the block party flex of DJ Agent 86), Kelly has curated an excellent selection of peak-time gems.
CHOPDIGI 065
07 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tout Le Monde (original extended version) - (4:56) 128 BPM
   
Tout Le Monde (original radio edit) - (3:55) 128 BPM
   
Tout Le Monde (Andrea Flash remix) - (5:45) 128 BPM
   
Tout Le Monde (Micky Uk remix) - (5:37) 128 BPM
   
Tout Le Monde (Micky UK radio remix) - (3:34) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tout Le Monde (Marco Veneziano remix) - (4:38) 128 BPM
   
Tout Le Monde (Samuel Love remix) - (6:02) 128 BPM
BIT 413
19 Jun 12
Funky/Club House
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DiscofobiaEXCLUSIVE
   
Failing To Get Under (Perishable Vertebrate edit) - (7:46) 105 BPM
   
Glazed Dog (Perishable Vertebrate edit) - (6:52) 120 BPM
   
Disco-Fobia (Rayko Drunken Monkey edit) - (6:31) 103 BPM
   
I Got Your Number (Rayko Dragon Soul edit) - (7:35) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
WD 9
28 Sep 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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On The BeatEXCLUSIVE
   
On The Beat (Rayko edit) - (6:24) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Satisfaction (Rayko edit) - (7:24) 110 BPM
   
Time Bandits (Rayko edit) - (7:00) 115 BPM
   
Sneak Preview (Rayko edit) - (9:44) 100 BPM
Review: Every now and then Spanish disco maverick Rayko gets the time to release some of his in-demand edits on his own label, Rare Wiri Feelings. Maybe it was the Christmas lull, but he's found the time again, and here we have On The Beat. The title track cruelly, but beautifully, teases out B. B. & Q. Band's "On The Beat" to heavenly effect, "Satisfaction" is a moody glam stomp and "Sneak Preview" is slick soul pop, but it's the funk meets Italo-disco of the euphoric "Time Bandits" that's the standout here.
RWRK 009
19 Jan 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Camel Rider - (10:35) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Camel Rider (Iron Horse remix) - (7:23) 105 BPM
FNK 12
26 Oct 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Roller DiscoEXCLUSIVE
   
In Love (Rayko edit) - (5:44) 113 BPM
   
Piano (Rayko edit) - (6:44) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Two new fresh edits here from Spanish nu-disco hero Rayko. Although his debut album, Rebirth, came out recently, he's already left it behind in favour of new electro-boogie to plunder and rejig. "In Love" features the kind of laser-sharp basslines that could cut through a car, tight-as-a-gnat's-chuff guitar and seductive female sirens on vocals. However, it's the synth-drenched electronic rare groove of "Piano" that really nails it for us.
RWRK 005
17 Sep 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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PlayEXCLUSIVE
   
Peyote Warrior - (8:00) 112 BPM
   
Lucky Strike - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
Juno Lover - (6:10) 114 BPM
   
Play - (6:56) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: There's life in them there '80s yet, at least according to Spanish producer Rayko who returns here with an EP of tunes that could come straight from an episode of Miami Vice circa 1985. Brooding digital synth washes rule the roost with "Peyote Warrior" being all angsty electro-disco basslines, tropical pads and guitar wails, "Lucky Strike" features live-sounding bass and drums with layers melancholic electronics on top, "Juno Lover" is the sound of a stakeout under palm trees at night and "Play" the urgent and percussive soundtrack to a fictional car chase. You can almost smell the sunblock!
RWRK 006
06 Oct 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slow Motion (original mix) - (5:49) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Slow Motion (James Rod mix) - (6:20) 116 BPM
SPA 001
14 Nov 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Witness - (8:08) 115 BPM
   
The Rhythm - (6:10) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Away - (6:52) 114 BPM
   
60 Yard - (7:51) 115 BPM
Review: Rayko either never sleeps, or just works ridiculously quickly. Either way, his productivity is hugely impressive. Here he pitches up on Midnight Riot with another quartet of colourful re-edits in his distinctive style. The sax-laden '80s soul bounce of "Witness" - seemingly toughened-up with extra synth arpeggios - leads the way, before "The Rhythm" provides a dubby nu-disco-meets-Italo, instrumental work-out. The Spaniard is particularly good at crafting new dubs of classic boogie cuts, and "Get Away" - a smooth, head-nodding re-dub of Carol Williams' "Can't Get Away (From Your Love)" - is one of his finest to date. Finally, "60 Yard" goes further towards eyes-closed territory, as he extends and tweaks a guitar solo-laden chunk of '80s soul/synth-pop fusion.
MIDRIOTD 049
14 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Halleluyah - (7:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Alone - (6:51) 115 BPM
   
That Sound - (6:18) 116 BPM
   
Get Loose - (6:15) 114 BPM
Review: It's become something of a cliche to point out Rayko's restless productivity, but it's nevertheless true that the Spanish producer does release rather a lot of material. To be fair to the Madrid man, this four-tracker for Midnight Riot is one of his stronger efforts. He begins with the life-affirming pianos and gospel vocals of "Hallelujah", before providing a sun-kissed re-dub of Fleetwood Mac's Balearic classic "Big Love" (here re-titled "Alone"). "That Sound" delivers an attractive blend of wiggly boogie synths, sharp riffs and fuzzy rock guitars, while "Get Loose" is a mostly instrumental re-recording of the Aleems' breakdance era electrofunk classic of the same name.
MIDRIOTD 070
02 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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You Like To Dance - (6:29) 119 BPM
   
Rolling - (7:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
B-boyz - (6:09) 112 BPM
   
Tornado - (7:25) 112 BPM
Played by: Alkalino, 80's Child
Review: There are plenty of similarities between Iberian scalpel friends Rayko and Alkalino, from their prolific nature, to the tightened up-but-still groovy nature of their ubiquitous re-edit releases. Here, Spaniard Rayko brings his brand of goodtime grooves to Portuguese Alkalino's Audaz imprint, with fittingly solid results. As usual, there's much to admire, from the string-laden, sun-soaked disco-funk bagginess of "You Like To Dance", to the deliciously dubbed-out electrofunk bounce of standout "B-Boyz". There's much to admire elsewhere, of course, with both the sinewy "Rolling" (think classic dancefloor soul business given a nu-disco makeover) and the almost overwhelmingly Balearic Italo rearrangement "Tornado" impressing.
AUDAZ 79
27 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feelings For You - (9:10) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Headline - (10:19) 108 BPM
   
Rock Me - (8:25) 115 BPM
   
Saturday Knight - (6:46) 115 BPM
Review: Given his hectic DJ schedule, it's amazing that Rayko somehow finds time to knock out a new EP every few months. Like many of his releases, Rock Me straddles the blurred line between boogie re-edits and original production. This is particularly evident on "Feelings For You", which mixes elements of Gwen McRae's brilliant "All This Love I'm Giving" with bold, occasionally ragged synthesizer lines and a rolling, bottom-heavy groove. He explores rubbery, bouncing Italo-disco territory on the rather good title track, while stand-out "Saturday Knight" - all '80s soul vocal samples and oh-so familiar, Metro Area style bass - is the kind of surprisingly addictive groover that could ignite any nu-disco or deep house set.
RW 022
20 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Surrender (original mix) - (6:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Surrender (Slync remix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Surrender (Disco Doubles remix) - (6:52) 120 BPM
   
Surrender (Tulioxi remix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Surrender (Dim Zach remix) - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
Surrender (Copa Turbo remix) - (4:16) 113 BPM
Played by: JAMES ROD, Goby
Review: James Rod works with disco don Rayko a lot, often appearing on his Rare Wiri label. Now the favour is returned as Rayko brings the disco heat to Rod's Golden Soul imprint. On "Surrender" Rayko is found in full 80s mode, re-editing some prime FM-friendly synth-soul with added AOR guitar licks. Like stretching the instrumental break from a Lionel Richie b-side and turning into a cool Daft Punk jam. There are plenty of cool remixes too, highlights of which include Dim Zack's sleek Paradise Garage-style rework and Tulioxi's deep space disco version.
GS 004
22 Mar 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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ContagiousEXCLUSIVE
   
Contagious (Rayko edit) - (6:41) 115 BPM
   
Whip (Rayko edit) - (5:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love Come Down (Ruben & Ra remix) - (6:08) 116 BPM
   
Love Come Down (Rayko edit) - (5:43) 116 BPM
Review: Spanish edit maestro Rayko pops up on Ruben & Ra's Retrospective imprint with a clutch of synth-heavy electrofunk re-rubs. As the title suggests, the lead track is a heavyweight cut-up of The Whispers' 1984 Reggie Calloway-produced synth-funk jam "Contagious". Like the rest of the edits here (particularly the lush "Whip"), it strikes a neat balance between thick instrumental grooves and the original's simple vocal hooks. There are two versions of twinkling 80s soul groover "Love Come Down" - a smart edit from Rayko and a remix from Ruben & Ra that sounds like a breezier version of Tiger & Woods.
RETRO 003
01 Aug 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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StopEXCLUSIVE
   
Stop - (6:55) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
SPICY DI017
29 Aug 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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This Is ItEXCLUSIVE
   
My Lady (Rayko Unlimited Love Dragon Soul edit) - (8:28) 100 BPM
   
After The After (Rayko After edit) - (7:12) 100 BPM
   
Turn Me On Again - (6:41) 110 BPM
   
This Is It (Rayko edit) - (6:28) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Spanish re-edit hero Rayko had a productive 2011, releasing some of the best cut-ups and disco reworks of the year. Here he begins 2011 in similar fashion, delivering four more tried and tested slabs of dancefloor funk. Opener "My Lady" does a terrific job at re-modelling a Prince-era, slap-bass heavy 80s jam, removing all but snatches of the vocal in favour of more instrumental groovery. "After The After" continues on a similar theme, going deeper into slow dance territory, while "Turn Me On Again" builds brilliantly over six delightfully sensual minutes. "This Is It", meanwhile, adds some head-nodding house flavours to a simmering 80s soul jam. Solid.
RWRK 001
16 Jan 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Funkin In Your Mind (Rayko mind fucker edit) - (7:32) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Concious Of My Conscience (Rayko mighty dragon soul edit) - (6:41) 114 BPM
   
Come & Get It (Rayko mighty dragon soul edit) - (8:42) 117 BPM
   
Get It Off The Ground (Rayko edit) - (5:29) 105 BPM
   
Love Wars (Rayko dragon soul edit) - (7:46) 115 BPM
   
Keep Giving Me Love (Rayko red dragon soul edit) - (7:48) 115 BPM
   
You're No Better Than A Common Thief (Rayko edit) - (6:51) 111 BPM
   
I Can Do It (Anyway You Want) (Rayko edit) - (7:46) 115 BPM
GVRLP 002
19 Jun 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Can't Get Enough (Rayko Tiger soul edit) - (6:52) 112 BPM
   
Rock My World (Rayko Tribute edit) - (7:26) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Step Out Of My Dreams (Rayko Tiger soul edit) - (5:33) 115 BPM
   
Touch Me (Rayko Untouchable edit) - (8:55) 115 BPM
Review: Re-edit don Rayko still seems to be able to pull gems out of the bag at an alarming rate. Here he's done it again with a selection 'cheeky' edits, some more obvious than others. "Can't Get Enough" is made for those in love with the glistening dry ice electronics of mid-80s soul, Linn drum breaks and all. "Rock My World" is a re-work of Wacko Jacko's opinion-dividing 2001 comeback single, "Step Out Of My Dreams" is killer West End-style electro-disco and finally "Touch Me" sees Cathy Dennis' late '80s pop tune reduced to a ferociously funky guitar and cowbell workout.
RETRO 012
15 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Promised Land - (8:37) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bring On The Night - (6:56) 113 BPM
   
What I Like - (6:15) 115 BPM
   
Slipping Away - (7:25) 113 BPM
   
Dont Make Me Waiting - (8:25) 115 BPM
Review: Having recently released his debut album proper - the vibrant nu-disco pulse of Rebirth - Spanish producer Rayko returns to the re-edit scene with which he makes his name. The Elektroboogie EP is typical of his style, delivering a mix of Balearic curiosities (the jangling, sunshine-friendly goodness of "Bring On The Night"), rubbery disco (the loopy electrofunk flavour of "Don't Make Me Waiting"), thick-set electrofunk ("What I Like"), dubby proto-house (a memorable version of Samson & Delilah's 1984 Paradise Garage classic "I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away") and well-known anthems (a tougher rearrangement of Joe Smooth's end of night Chicago house classic "Promised Land").
RW 014
12 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Win U BackEXCLUSIVE
   
You Are The Best - (8:26) 105 BPM
   
Bored - (9:15) 110 BPM
   
Win U Back - (6:49) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Mr prolific Rayko is back with yet more gems. If you thought that Chromeo were the only folk out there rockin' that whole mid-80s electro-boogie thing, you'd be wrong. This EP could be straight out of the US club charts, circa 1986. "You're The Best" might easily be Chaka Kahn jammin' in the Danceteria, "Bored" is Miami freestyle meets Jam & Lewis with lashings of harsh string stabs for '80s overload. Finally, "Win U Back" takes a pinch of Shalamar, sprinkles in some Pointer Sisters and mixes it up for a frothy Soul Weekender explosion.
RWRK 004
20 Nov 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hal 9000EXCLUSIVE
   
Hal 900 (Beatfanatic mix) - (9:09) 100 BPM
   
Tubular Pipes & Hal 9000 (original mix) - (8:39) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Wanda Jackson
SPICYDI 008
16 May 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Radioactivity (Somerville & Wilson Promethium remix) - (7:49) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Altered States (Popescu & Santai remix) - (7:24) 118 BPM
RWRK 010
23 Feb 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dance (Rayko Old School Dance edit) - (6:40) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Electric (Rayko Electric edit) - (6:44) 115 BPM
   
City Street (Rayko Machucambu edit) - (8:48) 110 BPM
   
Dont Be Cold (In The Summer Of Love) (Rayko edit) - (8:48) 110 BPM
MIDRIOTD 031
12 Jan 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Buenaventura - (6:20) 108 BPM
GSR 032
27 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Never Too LateEXCLUSIVE
   
Information - (7:00) 105 BPM
   
Show Me The Way - (8:04) 115 BPM
   
For You - (7:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Some Girls - (6:41) 110 BPM
   
Live It Up - (8:17) 112 BPM
   
Happy Days - (10:09) 115 BPM
   
Pretty Boy - (7:42) 110 BPM
   
Cold Hearted - (6:46) 118 BPM
RWRK 003
03 Jan 13
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Shake Your Body - (8:02) 112 BPM
   
Superman - (5:46) 100 BPM
   
The Beat Goes On - (8:00) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Put The Freez On - (6:47) 118 BPM
Review: Serial re-edit fiend Rayko enjoyed a busy 2012, releasing countless well-regarded EPs of floor-friendly electrofunk and disco rubs. Here he kicks off 2013 with a first solo outing on Chopshop. Like previous outings, it provides a quartet of synth heavy re-dubs and the odd peaktime re-cut (see the mostly instrumental take on The Whispers' "And The Beat Goes On"). Opener "Shake Your Body" is probably the standout, building a formidable electrofunk groove around thickset synths and heavy low-end. "Put The Freez On" ups the tempo and laces chunks of vocal over a particularly sweet and soul-flecked synth groove, while "Superman" rolls along on a Roger Troutman flex - all heavy P-funk synths and fancy talkbox vocals.
CHOPDIGI 018
07 Jan 13
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Histeria - (4:44) 110 BPM
   
Soldados - (7:03) 115 BPM
   
Fiesta - (4:10) 120 BPM
   
Samurai - (6:44) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Rayko
RW 047
02 Jul 18
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Spelling Love - (9:20) 105 BPM
   
Lucky Lately - (6:11) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Beat - (7:58) 115 BPM
   
Changes - (7:30) 115 BPM
Played by: Rayko, Limpodisco, Sould Out
Review: Four varied tracks make up this new EP from Spanish nu-disco producer Rayco Pena. 'Spelling Love' has a distinctly 80s feel, thanks not least to a very new wave-y vocal. 'Lucky Lately' also harks back to the 80s, but this time we're talking glitzy US boogie rather than angsty European synth-pop. 'Beat' has something of a Prince-y vibe about it, and then we're back in boogie territory again for EP closer 'Changes'. Pastiches these tracks may be, but paying homage to great music of yore isn't a crime - especially not it's when done as convincingly as the four tracks here.
RW 051
19 Oct 18
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Kick It Out - (7:37) 110 BPM
   
Loredana - (6:19) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Give It On - (7:09) 120 BPM
   
Out Of Control - (5:56) 120 BPM
Review: Nu-disco don Rayko digs deeper than most for re-edit ammunition, and the original sources for this quartet have us stumped. 'Kick It Out', though, is a languid, looping funk/disco groove that'll be ideal for daytime or warm-up sets, and sports 80s-sounding synth stabs to match the party-style rap vocal. 'Loredana' places a sultry, half-whispered female vocal (possibly from the Swiss rapper of that name?) atop a full-phat funky backdrop, while 'Give It On' and 'Out Of Control' pay homage to the boogie era of the early-mid 1980s, and may inspire a sudden urge to equip yourself with a shiny suit (shoulder pads a must) and a high-top fade.
735119 069883
08 Apr 19
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Space Pig Lover - (6:02) 90 BPM
   
Autopower - (8:38) 110 BPM
   
New Horizon - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Oopart - (5:47) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Prolific Spanish producer Rayko brings you four slices of synth-tastic nu-disco with a prog twist here. The title track is a lazy, hazy affair in which untold layers of analogue sound oscillate their way in and out of the picture. 'Autopower' is a tad funkier in feel and, with its sense of repressed energy, would make a great building track, while slightly more standard-issue Balearic/nu-disco vibes can be found on 'New Horizon'. But for some truly out-there thrills, head for 'Oopart', a guitar-led affair that comes on like Ripperton jamming with space rock diehards Ozric Tentacles.
RW 052
29 Nov 18
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Mercy - (6:47) 98 BPM
   
Dust Woman - (5:12) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fly - (5:41) 94 BPM
   
Amigo - (6:46) 90 BPM
Review: Spanish nu-disco don Rayko (Raico Pe?a) revisits four 60s/70s faves with impressive results. Marvin Gaye's 'Mercy, Mercy Me' becomes lazy, lounge-y groover 'Mercy', with fat live bass and looped snatches of Gaye's vocal floating over the top; Steve Miller Band's 'Fly Like An Eagle' becomes blissy, druggy throbber 'Fly' and Ray Carlos's 'Amigo' is, er, Roberto Carlos's 'Amigo' but a bit more Balearic! The jewel in the crown, though, is 'Dust Woman', a frankly superb reworking of Fleetwood Mac's 'Gold Dust Woman', with added eerie howls, that will cause some real 'WTF?' moments on dancefloors...
RW 053
14 Dec 18
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Shame - (7:23) 117 BPM
   
Queen - (5:44) 115 BPM
   
Overtime - (6:41) 110 BPM
   
Cosmic Rider - (5:06) 117 BPM
   
Get Up - (7:22) 115 BPM
   
Mama - (5:16) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: There can be few harder working producers in the contemporary disco scene than Rayko, who seems to drop a new album or collection of re-edits every other week. That the vast majority of these hit the spot is great credit to his finely honed production skills and instinctive grasp of what works on dancefloors. There's plenty to admire on this latest collection of synth-laden '80s re-edits and makeovers, from the undulating guitars, synth-house grooves and spacey sound effects of "Queen", to the camp Euro-throb, fizzing electronics and wide-eyed stare of "Cosmic Rider". Elsewhere, there's some hard-wired P-funk in the shape of "Get Up", and a subtly tooled-up re-fix of Wuf Ticket's cheeky electro jam "Ya Mama".
RW 024
16 Nov 15
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Tigerblood - (8:00) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dust - (7:14) 115 BPM
RWRK 002
12 Apr 12
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PeopleEXCLUSIVE
   
People (Rayko 12) - (8:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Heads Together (Rayko dub edit) - (6:14) 113 BPM
   
Revue - (8:21) 115 BPM
   
Searching To Find The One - (6:07) 115 BPM
   
People (Rayko extended Birthday edit) - (10:58) 118 BPM
Review: Barely a week goes by without the release of another 12" or digital single for perpetual re-edit don Rayko. Luckily, this synth-heavy selection box of house-friendly electrofunk dubs is probably one of his strongest releases of recent times. Arguably the strongest cut is "People", which is available in two versions; a tidy 7-minute Rayko 12 mix, and an extended, Tiger & Woods style builder that stretches out for 11 synth-laden minutes. Elsewhere, check the Prince-ish "Revue", sweet "Searching To Find The One" and "Heads Together", a sprightly dub of an '80s O'Jays fave.
RETRO 006
13 Mar 12
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Relax - (6:44) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dare - (6:24) 105 BPM
   
Man - (8:28) 117 BPM
Review: Madrid's disco don Rayko, is back on his own label for some pastel coloured edits on Rare Wiri Feelings Vol 1. Unbelievably he's tackled Frankie's '80s disco-sex-punk anthem "Relax" - possibly the most re-edited/bootleged '80s tune ever. However he turns it into a smoother electro-house workout, which largely works. "Dare" sees Linndrum fills compete with elastic slap bass resulting in a mid-80s Miami freestyle showdown and finally Hall & Oates' classic "Family Man" gets dubbed out in fine style.
RWRK 007
29 Oct 14
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Time To Move - (7:17) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sweet Somebody - (7:51) 114 BPM
   
Time - (7:12) 110 BPM
   
This Is Your Time - (7:16) 110 BPM
Review: Having spent the last few months unleashing original productions, Spanish producer Rayko returns to his roots with another EP of delay-laden, synthesizer-heavy re-edits. In truth, few rework boogie and electrofunk gems quite as well as the Madrid-based man, so Sweet Somebody is undoubtedly welcome. Naturally, highlights come thick and fast. "Time To Move" expertly dubs out a chiming, loose and oh-so familiar mid-80s boogie classic, while "Sweet Somebody" offers a grandiose, immersive take on a big, Italo-influenced dancefloor-pop anthem. The chugging, intoxicating "Time" is, if anything, even better, with cut-up vocals and sharp guitars riding a dubby, chugging electrofunk groove. Finally, a big chunk of '80s soul gets the extended treatment on "This Is Your Time".
HB 011
28 Apr 15
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Dance To The Groove (original mix) - (6:58) 100 BPM
   
The Key (Rayko Re edit) - (7:18) 116 BPM
   
Dance To The Groove (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:05) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dance To The Groove (Frank Agrario remix) - (8:08) 100 BPM
   
Dance To The Groove (Parissior remix) - (7:26) 112 BPM
SPA 021
02 Dec 16
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No Stopping (feat Tania Haroshka) - (6:55) 115 BPM
   
Crazy (original Balearic mix) - (6:14) 110 BPM
   
Robot Life (edit) - (4:57) 110 BPM
   
Cosmic Pirate (feat Danielle Moore) - (5:56) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ocarina Of Time - (5:12) 120 BPM
   
HOT (feat Tania Haroshka) - (4:43) 116 BPM
   
U (feat Tania Haroshka) - (6:21) 114 BPM
   
Space Boat (feat Tania Haroshka) - (6:21) 110 BPM
Review: Along with Sheffield combo Hiem, Rayko is fast becoming Nang Records' most reliable artist. It would be fair to say that his latest album, No Stopping - his fourth in total and first since 2014 - is undoubtedly his strongest yet. Blessed with some fine guest vocals from Tania Haroshka and, perhaps more impressively, Crazy P's Danielle Moore, the set features much more "live instrumentation" - most notably bass and electric guitars - than the Spaniard's previous full-lengths. This adds an extra level of musical richness to the Madrid man's synthesizer-heavy tracks, which once again flit between hard-edged nu-disco, sun-kissed Balearica, revivalist electrofunk sweetness and the kind of cosmic disco that we would once have expected to hear from Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi.
5055373533605
03 Nov 17
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Jamming With You - (6:56) 115 BPM
   
Biopic - (6:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Comando Bicicleta - (6:33) 100 BPM
   
Running Under The Moonlight - (8:24) 110 BPM
505537 3536279
28 May 12
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Heart Heart - (5:17) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Out Of Funk - (10:19) 110 BPM
   
Normal - (7:55) 107 BPM
Review: This year Spanish label Rare Wiri Records celebrates their 10th Anniversary with some really special tunes coming out on vinyl and digital formats via Raico Pena's beloved Madrid based imprint. Here we have the lo-slung boogie down groove of "Heart Heart", the respectful edit of a familiar underground goodie on "Out Of Funk" and the sexy neon-lit mood lighting of "Normal". Some great releases from the label in 2017 from the likes of Andy Buchan, Jay Airiness and James Rod so it is good to see a return to from from the label.
RW 043
29 Jan 18
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Complication - (7:06) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Build Me A Bridge - (6:46) 113 BPM
   
Fascination - (7:32) 115 BPM
   
Wanna - (6:54) 118 BPM
Review: Recently, long-serving scalpel fiend Rayko has been sharing top billing with pal James Rod on the decidedly eccentric Classics of Arrikitaun series. This outing on Thunder Jam - the Spaniard's first for the label, according to our resident nu-disco nerd - sees him hog the limelight via a quartet of synth-heavy '80s soul, boogie and electrofunk reworks. He begins in confident fashion via the smooth, dewy-eyed vocals, heavy synth bass and jaunty keyboard solos of "Complication", before heading further towards Jam and Lewis territory on the electric guitar solo-laden bounce of "Build Me a Bridge". Elsewhere, "Fascination" provides Jheri curls, fretless bass and delay-laden vocals by the skip-load, while fine closer "Wanna" is a dreamy, saucer-eyed rearrangement of a familiar favourite from 1982.
TJ 055
05 Mar 18
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Straight From The Heart - (6:53) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Waiting Too Much - (7:55) 115 BPM
   
Rescue - (8:04) 115 BPM
   
Crush - (5:45) 114 BPM
   
Challenger - (8:16) 114 BPM
   
Ever Be Lonely - (6:36) 108 BPM
Review: They say that if you play every re-edit released by Rayko back-to-back, it would take you the same amount of time to listen as it would to get to the moon. The Spaniard seems keen to extend that imaginary journey further (to Mars, perhaps) as he's back with another rock-solid six-track salvo of tried-and-tested re-arrangements. We're particularly enjoying the squeezable, thickset electrofunk re-rubs "Waiting Too Much" and "Rescue" (notably, the latter also boasts a thrillingly heavy and prominent new synth bassline), though cheery electro-era synth-pop cut-job "Crush" is pretty darn tasty, too. Arguably the most sizeable peak-time revision of the lot is opener "Straight From The Heart", in which the Spanish tinkerer delivers a heavy, dubbed-out and celebratory take on a well-known disco anthem.
MIDRIOTD 110
28 Aug 17
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Complication - (7:06) 115 BPM
   
Build Me A Bridge - (6:46) 113 BPM
   
Fascination - (7:32) 115 BPM
   
Wanna - (6:54) 118 BPM
TJ 055
05 Mar 18
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