Review: The cheeky scamps at Editorial can usually be relied on to bring the goodness. This latest split EP is, predictably, bulging with highlights. Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee drop a bit of deep house/rubbery disco fusion on the head-nodder's fave "The Way You Move", while Aussie Jad & The Ladyboy ops for a sinewy, seductive, ultra-deep house vibe on his sumptuous "Love Is". B-Jam's "Have Some" is an almost X-rated chunk of electrofunk cut-up madness, all backwards cuts, grunting grooves and stuttering edits. There's a dash of straight-up disco in the form of Joutro Mundo's stretched-out "Body Heat", while Tonbe impresses with "Hot Ivy", a hip-grinding slice of electrofunk badness with analogue synths by the shipload.
Review: Serbian disco head Tonbe has previously impressed with a string of EPs in which he effortlessly joins the dots between disco, funk, soul and house. On this debut album, he's at it again, delivering a 10-track collection of contemporary disco-funk jams smothered in clipped guitars, rubbery basslines, sturdy house beats and rasping horns. While the formula is simple, the results are never less than excellent. From the winding flute solo and double bass pressure of "Double Bass Rules" and loose funk shuffle of "Horny & Sexy", to the smooth Hammond and swinging beats of "Raw Taste", Detective's Story is a veritable sprint through head-nodding, toe-tapping, hip-wigglin' dancefloor goodness.
Review: Fans of Serbia's Milos Djordjevic (aka Tonbe) can rejoice in the knowledge that he appears to have reverted to much larger releases again (he was just delivering or two track singles for a while). Here he rustles up no less than seven new funky jams for our dancing feet. The overall mood is that of early 80s space boogie with highlights including the Pollard Syndrum-drenched retro grooviness of "Saturday", the dirty punk-funk bass of the raw and lean "Explore Your Fantasy" and the filtered electro-funk fun of "Give Me All".
Review: Of late, disco house heister Tonbe has kept us going on a diet on tiny party morsels, but now delivers this meaty five-track serving. He's got his happy hat on this time round with all tracks having a certain celebratory fizz and bounce. Coming across as a mad hybrid of Boney M and Jamiroquai, "Feel The Night", begins things with a flurry of feet. From there "Down On Me", rolls out the filtered funk, "One More Time" is hip-house UK style, and "Her Garage" is perky boogie-diva shizzle. Finally, "Your Joy" is poppy house-funk at its finest.
Review: Tone has taken his playful and colourful brand of house music to pretty much every label that's had a great 2015 on our Juno download charts. This week, the dance cat returns to Disco Fruit with five soulful-to-the-ear house magnets that range from the deepest of deep, to the jazziest of jazzy. The opener "All I Want ", for instance, is a gorgeous blend of disco and house magic, while the title track "Analog Funker" has perhaps the funkiest baseline we've heard all year round - it just goes on and on, and we can't get enough of it. Dope.
Review: Hot on the heels of his recent album Detective's Story, Serbina nu-disco man Tonbe is already back with a sizzling new four-track single. It's a rollicking ride through slickly produced vintage sounds taking in silky '80s synth soul on "Give Me All", filtered disco funk on "When I Meet You", '70s-style analogue boogie on "Keep On" and the cosmic groove live jam of "Saturday". The package is also beautifully complimented by a Shalamar-esque remix by re-edit hero, Yam Who?.
Review: It would be fair to say that Yam Who's Midnight Riot imprint is good at spotting talent on smaller labels and giving them a bit of a push. The latest to receive this treatment is Tonbe (AKA Serbian producer Milos Djordjevic). The Big Game Fishing EP is arguably his strongest EP to date, and sees him going deeper into disco production whilst retaining his usual house-friendly dancefloor sensibility. Opener "Original Tool" - all rousing horns, clipped guitars, smothering organs and chunky beats - is particularly potent. The deep house-boogie fusion "Money Maker" is tasty, too, while "Explore Your Fantasy" expertly layers parping horns and funk guitars over a slap bass-propelled groove. Closer "Disco Nights" - a breezy, summery nu-disco jam destined for heavy rotation in sunny climes - is also pretty nifty.
Review: Although he's released a multitude of singles of late, this new long player by Serbian nu-disco buccaneer Tonbe (aka Milos Djordevic) boasts all new material. Everything he's explored in the past - disco, boogie, electro and house are all present and correct over the course of these nine funky workouts. Highlights include the slightly cold, early 80s new-wave-house of "I Feel Your Love", the sensuous and smoky, late night Metro Area-isms of "Giving A Rush" and the slow-mo synth-pop-body-music of "Little Things".
Review: Following a recent acclaimed re-edits outing under his alternative Loshimi alias, Serbian producer Milos Djordjevic once again dons the Tonbe guise for a trip into cheery disco-house/nu-disco/deep house fusion. As usual, he has his eyes fixed firmly on the dancefloor, delivering a quintet of tracks that lace chunky house grooves with all manner of authentic disco elements (think clipped guitars, rubbery bass, slippery synths and breezy vocals). There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the Clavinet-laden disco-funk thrills of "Give Me Funk", to the dreamy vocal sweetness of "This Is The Place", via the sharp string stabs and parping horns of "Disco Frisco".
Review: Serbia's Tonbe, who goes by the name of Milos Djordjevic, returns to his home label Disco Fruit with a new bundle of party-friendly disco stompers, five funky and soulful late night swingers tailored for hip-swaying action. The production on these little bombs is rather impressive thanks to Tonbe's groovy hooks and pin-point arrangements, something can be heard loudly on the beat-heavy "Always On My Mind", the utterly funky and string-heavy "Dig It", and of course the electro-flavoured "Disco Laser".
Review: Prolific Serbian producer Tonbe (aka Milos Djordjevic), sticks to his own Disco Fruit label for his latest missive, the "Dance & Romance EP". There are four new jams to groove to - the clavinet-driven space funk of "Clavs Rules", the raw trumpet fuelled title track, the 70-style wah-wah guitar freakout "Four Roses" and the lively filtered boogie of "Once Again".
Review: Serbia's Milos Djordjevic has been sonically branching out of late, stepping beyond the nu-disco formula to re-edit other genres that tickle his fancy. Here he tackles g-funk in fine style, delivering five blunt-smokin' west coast jams all souped up with disco beats. Highlights include the funked up electro-pop-hop of "Rhapsody", the smooth and shimmering sleepy fender rhodes dreamer "Shots" and the pumpin synth-heavy looper "How We Do This". Ain't nothin but a (disco) g-thang!
Review: By anyone's standards, this is a bumper selection of re-edits from Disco Fruit big cheese Tonbe. Amongst the 12 tracks you'll find a head-nodding chunk of horn-heavy funk ("It's Not Over"), a tooled-up peak-time disco-funk smasher ("The Beginning"), some Talkbox-sporting P-funk madness ("Never Enough"), a dash of deep space Italo-disco/electrofunk fusion (the superb "Unreal") and even a big dollop of hands-in-the-air piano house fun (skipping, turn of the '90s workout "I Can't Help Myself" and the slightly deeper but no lass glassy-eyed "Love And Sunshine"). It's the kind of collection that DJs will want to keep on their USB sticks at all times; it's not just the diversity that impresses, but also Tonbe's high quality threshold. Put simply, there's very little filler and plenty of killer cuts.
Review: In previous outings, 27 year-old Serbian producer Tonbe displayed signs of potential, without ever really nailing it. This one-track missive for Vendition, though, is pretty spot on. As the title suggests, "Malibu" is a sumptuous, sun-flecked nu-disco groover with picturesque '80s pop melodies aplenty. The use of classic synths suggests that Tonbe is a keen admirer of '80s soul and boogie, while the clipped guitars and sharp, layered production recall the beach-friendly nu-disco sounds of Sare Havlicek and the Nang label. Expect to see "Malibu" popping up on many a nu-Balearic compilation next summer.
Review: Nu-disco is in the blood of Serbian producer Milos Djordjevic aka Tonbe. But of late he's branched out, exploring the re-recording of soul classics and such. Here he sticks to his roots but applies them to a more contemporary electro house format. "You Got Me Down", featuring a female soul vocals, tough 4/4 drums and quirky keyboards, the result almost sounds like a hybrid of club music and 80s yuppie pop a la Swing Out Sister or Belouis Some. "Freaky Disco" applies the same format to an instrumental take on Rick James' "Superfreak".