Glow Of Love (Yam Who? vocal dub mix) - (7:29) 118 BPM
Glow Of Love (Yam Who? extended remix) - (7:06) 120 BPM
Glow Of Love (Yam Who? instrumental) - (7:06) 120 BPM
Review: Yam Who? recently teamed up with vocalist Brian Lucas on a cover of James Ingram classic 'Yah Mo Be Be There'; now he provides three mixes of the singer's latest outing, which finds him collaborating with fellow Midnight Riot regular Sean Scanlan. It'll surprise no one to learn that uplifting soulful house is the order of the day here - for stylistic pointers, see Blaze, 'The Way You Love Me', Opolopo, and most of Yam Who?'s own back catalogue - with 'Glow Of Love' served up in fairly self-explanatory Yam Who? Extended, Yam Who? Instrumental and Yam Who? Vocal Dub flavas.
Review: Essex boy Sean Scanlan has been DJing since the late 90s, but didn't make his production debut until 2013 - and now Yam Who? & Jaegerossa are drafted in to give his first-ever single some of their trademark disco polish. Their Extended Vocal Remix is the main event, and the closest in feel to the original 2013 release - an uplifting disco-houser in the classic Hed Kandi vein. If that's a bit poppy for your tastes, though, you can always head for the Instrumental, where the staccato strings and shimmering geetar really shine through. A beatless Reprise completes the package.
Review: Sean Scanlan's been a leading DJ draw on Essex's house and disco circuit since the late 90s, when he was still a teenager, playing everywhere from Hed Kandi parties to U18's nights. Now he's based in Mallorca and is putting those 20+ years of DJ experience to good use in the studio, with a little help from Yam Who? & Jaegerossa, who bring us Main Vocal, Instrumental and Stringapella remixes of this recent offering. The influence of Essex's No 1 disco don, a certain Mr Lee, is written all through this one like a stick of rock - so much so, in fact, that it's probably not too much of a simplification to say that if you dig Joey Negro, you'll almost certainly dig this.
Review: Something of a meeting of the generations here, as Sean Scanlan - an Essex DJ/producer whose career dates back to the late 90s - teams up with Octavia Lambertis, a US vocalist who started out in the mid-80s boogie era and has since worked with the likes of Angel Moraes, Lenny Fontana and Pete Heller. That gives them some pretty serious house n' disco roots, and it shows, with 'Get Out Of My Own' a sumptuously produced, string-drenched Saturday night mirrorball extravaganza sporting two female vocals (one sung, the other chanted and reminiscent of ESG's 'Erase You'), with a matching instrumental also supplied.
Review: It may have been a pretty rubbish year in general, but Midnight Riot has done its best to keep us entertained via a wealth of disco and boogie-centric EPs. If you missed out on many of the label's 2020 treats, don't worry, because they've gathered together the best of their recent output on this epic compilation. Drawing on original nu-disco, revivalist disco, feel-good house, synth-heavy boogie sounds and gently tooled-up edits, highlights are predictably plentiful. Our picks include the summery soulful house goodness of 'Nothing But the Music (Hotevilla Mix)' by Platinum City, the nu-boogie brilliance of Qwestlife's remix of 'Savage' by Tommy Glasses, the loopy disco-house joy of Mottes 'The Horse Ride' and Yam Who's 'Full Vocal Mix' of Sam Shelley's sunshine disco number 'Groove It'.
Review: As it is now 15 years since the birth of his Yam Who? project, Midnight Riot main man Andy Williams is naturally in a celebratory mood. To mark the occasion, he's releasing a series of 'Best of' collections featuring a mixture of original productions and remixes. There's naturally tons to set the pulse racing on this second compilation, from the chunky revivalist boogie brilliance of Williams' previously unreleased dub of the Patchworks Band's 'Rock Your Body' and the Rhodes-laden, jazz-funk-goes-nu-disco warmth of his revision of Situation's superb 'Take Me Or Leave Me', to the bass-heavy, string-laden disco-house chunkiness of his Din Jay remix ('Sweet & Sour') and the soulful house-meets-electrofunk goodness of the Phil Jaimes' rework ('My Sensitivity').
Review: Sadly we fear more than love may be needed to fix 2020, but those plucky Midnight Rioters are on hand to give it a go anyway, as they serve up a 19-track compilation of disco, nu-boogie, disco-house and soulful house grooves, with the emphasis firmly on dancefloor thrills and belt-along vocals. Some of tracks are re-edits (Musta's 'I Like Dance', for instance, reworks Cheryl Lynn's classic 'Got To Be Real'), some are original productions; all are built with slinky hips and dancing feet in mind, and with cuts from the likes of Situation, Andre Espeut and Natasha Katt, not to mention Rony Breaker's soulful anthem-of-the-moment 'Change', disco dollies will be more than satisfied.
Review: When it comes to celebratory, life-affirming musical positivity, you can't beat Midnight Riot's ongoing "Disco Made Me Do It" compilation series, which gathers together a mixture of re-edits, reworks and original productions from the label's vast roster of artists. At 24 tracks deep it's a bit of an epic, though we can happily confirm that the quality threshold remains impressively high throughout. Our current favourites include the Redux Inc re-edit of Casa Blanco's P-funk flavoured hip-wiggler, "Funk & Dub With You", the rushing, piano-powered house bounce of "Got Me" by Ladies on Mars, label boss Yam Who's sparkling nu-boogie revision of Phil Jaimes' "My Sensitivity" and the deep, groovy '80s soul flex of Chevals' "Thank You For The Ride".