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Apersonal Music is Andres Vegas’ balearic, nu-disco and deep house label based in Barcelona, Spain. Born in 2010, Apersonal has so far flung out feel-good grooves from the likes of: Lauer, Session Victim, Jimpster, Ron Basejam, Ponzu Island, Mario Basanov, Massimiliano Pagliara, Cisco Cisco, Trujillo, Paxton Fettel... the list goes on.
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Crispy Reds
Smooth Glisten - (3:57) 110 BPM
Crispy Reds - (4:24) 120 BPM
Crispy Reds (Cisco Cisco remix v1) - (5:10) 118 BPM Hot
Crispy Reds (Cisco Cisco remix v2) - (7:04) 120 BPM
Silver Pavilion - (3:48) 115 BPM
Review: Cale Parks is best known as the drummer for US indie/art-rockers Aloha, but for the past 10 years or so he's been maintaining a separate, parallel career as a solo producer of mostly downtempo electronic music. Here, he comes to Spain's Apersonal Music with an EP that opens with the deep, dreamy and unhurred 'Smooth Glisten'. Vintage house, funk and Balearic tropes then combine on 'Crispy Reds' itself, which comes with two quite space-y and out-there (but still plenty danceable) remixes from Cisco Cisco, before the EP's completed by the light, floaty Balearica of 'Silver Pavilion'.
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APERSONAL 40
14 Jun 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
Crispy Reds (Cisco Cisco Remixes)
Crispy Reds (Cisco Cisco remix V1) - (5:10) 118 BPM
Crispy Reds (Cisco Cisco remix V2) - (7:04) 120 BPM Hot
Played by: RSS Disco
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APERSONAL 40R
14 Jun 24
Disco/Nu-Disco
Lost In Paradise EP
Es Camp (2024 remastered) - (4:50) 55 BPM
Es Camp (Max Essa Romantic Break mix) - (4:40) 110 BPM
California Sunrise... Do You Remember? - (4:49) 125 BPM
Lost In Paradise - (6:58) 120 BPM
Lost In Paradise (Eddie C remix) - (8:28) 120 BPM Hot
Es Camp (Max Essa remix) - (6:25) 55 BPM
Review: Apersonal Music is framing Jona Jefferies' latest EP as a 'refreshing nod to the golden era of '90s music'. It's certainly true that the original tracks on show contain a wealth of audible references to music of the period, though they're far more imaginative and well-made to be considered hollow nostalgia. For proof, check the dreamy, slow-motion Balearic swell of 'Es Camp', the swelling sun-soaked ambience bliss of 'California Sunrise...Do You Remember? and the cheery, percussion-rich deep house excellence of 'Lost In Paradise'. Max Essa delivers two revisions of 'Es Camp' 'the trip-hop breakbeat-powered colour of the 'Romantic Break Mix' and a slow-motion Balearic house 'Remix' - while Eddie C re-imagines 'Lost In Paradise' as a break-powered slab of psychedelic San Francisco deep house from the mid 1990s.
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APERSONAL 39
24 May 24
Balearic/Downtempo
Lost In Paradise
Lost In Paradise - (6:58) 120 BPM
Lost In Paradise (Eddie C remix) - (8:28) 120 BPM Hot
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APERSONAL 39A
17 May 24
Deep House
Swamp Chronicles
Shoyu - (5:06) 117 BPM
The Swamp - (5:33) 110 BPM
Kirk - (5:27) 115 BPM
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APERSONAL 38
03 Nov 23
Deep House
Disco No.1
Various
Trujillo - "Looking Up Through You" (original mix) - (4:52) 112 BPM
Andres Vegas & Gota Rai - "La Isla Blanca" (remastered 2023) - (7:02) 105 BPM
Joseph Terruel - "Tryin To Be Me" (original mix) - (5:41) 100 BPM
Mathieu Cle - "To Begin With" (original mix) - (5:06) 105 BPM
Pablo Sanchez - "Discofix" (original mix) - (5:33) 110 BPM Hot
Trujillo - "Send Me Away" (feat Bernardo Risquez - original mix) - (6:02) 100 BPM
Paxton Fettel - "She's All Right" (original mix) - (5:27) 118 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "If You Want Me" (original mix) - (6:53) 108 BPM
Jerome C - "Keeping Funk Alive" (original mix) - (6:14) 114 BPM
Egyptian Nipples - "Back But Half" (remastered 2023) - (6:07) 116 BPM
Trujillo - "Brothers Groove" (remastered 2023) - (6:05) 116 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Brothers In Arms" (original mix) - (6:58) 110 BPM
Jules Etienne - "Don't Wanna Talk About It" (remastered 2023 - feat Dysco D) - (5:15) 110 BPM
Ponzu Island - "Ponzu Delta" (original mix) - (3:44) 120 BPM
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APERSONALLP 11
03 Mar 23
Disco/Nu-Disco
Apersonal Remixed: Nights
Various
Michael J Collins - "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" (Soul Clap Jungle mix) - (5:34) 123 BPM
Trujillo - "Acapulco Gold" (Ron Basejam remix) - (7:25) 116 BPM Hot
Trujillo - "You Keep Me" (Cosmic Kids remix) - (5:23) 110 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Brothers In Arms" (LTJ X-Perience remix) - (8:13) 110 BPM
Egyptian Nipples - "Back But Half" (Lauer remix) - (6:39) 116 BPM
Trujillo - "Baby You're Still The Same" (Mark E remix) - (10:02) 106 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "If You Want Me" (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:10) 108 BPM
Paxton Fettel - "She's All Right" (Jimpster remix) - (7:45) 121 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Brothers In Arms" (Kaspar & Vahagn remix) - (7:01) 119 BPM
Small Temple - "Time Like Wind" (Lauer Italo dub) - (6:58) 122 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Jazzy Nights" (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
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APERSONALLP 10
13 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Apersonal Remixed: Days
Various
Trujillo - "Everytime I Think Of U" (feat Paulo Olarte - Telephones Activated mix) - (8:24) 112 BPM
Ponzu Island - "Super Koto" (Andras Fox extended mix) - (5:39) 120 BPM
Jules Etienne - "Free As A Man" (Jex Opolis remix) - (5:55) 121 BPM
Egyptian Nipples - "L.A. Melody" (Session Victim remix) - (6:06) 117 BPM
Trujillo - "Baby You're Still The Same" (Social Disco Club remix Feat. Lucy Walker) - (6:44) 114 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Higher" (Greg Wilson remix) - (6:56) 121 BPM
Volta Cab - "Ice" (Cisco Cisco remix) - (6:34) 116 BPM Hot
J.E.E.P. - "Palast Der Republik" (Rotciv remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
Trujillo - "Fruit Punch" (Eddie C 1994 remix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Jazzy Days" (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM
Trujillo - "Everytime I Think Of U" (feat Paulo Olarte - Kiss Me Again remix) - (6:55) 114 BPM
J.E.E.P. - "Luftbrucke" (Discodromo remix) - (9:23) 121 BPM
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APERSONALLP 009
29 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fruit Punch (Eddie C 1994 Remix)
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APERSONAL 36
18 Mar 22
Deep House
Life In High-Pants
Castle Of Ponzuvania - (3:43) 130 BPM
Life In High-Pants - (3:13) 119 BPM Hot
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APERSONAL 35B
17 Dec 21
Electro
FantAsian Prince
FantAsian Prince - (4:36) 98 BPM
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APERSONAL 35A
22 Oct 21
Balearic/Downtempo
Day For Night
Day For Night - (5:19) 55 BPM Hot
Day For Night (Andres Vegas 5am edit) - (4:15) 55 BPM
Review: Former Cafe del Mar resident and all-round Ibiza legend Bruno From Ibiza teams up once more with vocalist Moon Yet here. Imagine Crazy P trying to sneak their way onto a 'Too Slow To Disco' compilation with a midtempo groover topped with a jazz-inflected female vocal and sprinkled with Rhodes in the mid-section and you've got a pretty good idea what the original of 'Day For Night' sounds like, while Andres Vegas' 5am Edit houses things up just ever so slightly in a 'Marshall Jefferson remixing Soul Family Sensation in 1990' kinda way.
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APERSONAL 34
30 Jul 21
Balearic/Downtempo
Fall Again
What Would I Do (Without You) - (6:08) 115 BPM
What Would I Do (Without You) (NicoJP remix) - (4:03) 88 BPM
Twin Flame - (7:06) 116 BPM Hot
Review: Home to such great artists as Trujillo, Michael J Collins, James Teej and Paxton Fettel, Apersonal Music welcomes in the sounds of Paradism. Leading with the track "Twin Flame", it's bumpy, clapping and shuffle groove pushes disco to the max - with wandering synthlines adding to its cosmic flow. On the flip Paradism throws in a slightly techier and percussive "What Would I Do (Without You)" that looks to futuristic oriental electro themes that trip in and out of disco. NicoJP breaks it down into a syncopated and lo-fi groove, adding a cherry on top to a sweet single.
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APERSONAL 33
16 Jul 21
Deep House
La Isla Blanca
Jona Jefferies - "Es Camp" - (4:46) 55 BPM
Andres Vegas & Gota Rai - "La Isla Blanca" - (7:00) 105 BPM
Trujillo - "Brothers Groove" - (6:05) 58 BPM Hot
DJ Dayjob - "Electric Nova" - (4:09) 128 BPM
Review: Get down with the phat beats of DJ Dayjob and the searing synth line of "Electric Nova" to get the party started - Apersonal Music's La Isla Blanca EP is banging! Bringing us back down from the clouds and into the tropics is Trujillo's "Brothers Groove" which stays there, hot and heavy, thanks to the jungle bar atmospheres, jazz funk melodies and baerlic grooves of Andres Vegas & Gota Rai's "La Isla Blanca". With Jona Jefferies lastly dropping in with a lo-fi blend of stuttering synths and vocal melodies, she sees out an EP evenly balanced between the tropics and stratosphere.
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APERSONAL 32
04 Jun 21
Balearic/Downtempo
Haiku
Haiku - (5:42) 100 BPM
A Sisifo - (4:03) 103 BPM
La Sera - (6:45) 103 BPM Hot
Su Un Panorama Di Immagini E Acrilici - (5:26) 93 BPM
Giungla D'Acciaio - (7:33) 102 BPM
Eco E Narciso - (8:38) 60 BPM
Review: Having released music from the likes of Michale J Collins, Mario Bassanov and Paxton Fettel in the past, Apersonal Music now introduces the music of Juri Corrado and Nathan Dawidowicz, aka Juna. Described as a conjunction of free verse and analog soundscapes, the studio-proud Berlin pairing combine downtempo dance music with funky, vintage and retroactive stylings, coming across as a lost and forgotten Italo synth pop duo in "La Sera". With new age, exotic and trip hopping ambient sessions in "Giungla D'Acciaio" to some moody bassline love ballads in "A Sisifo", Juna are keeping a new kind of synth pop alive with touches of Detroit electro and '80s film score inspirations. Soundtrack you next drive into the setting sun with "Su Un Panorama Di Immagini E Acrilici".
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APERSONAL 31
13 Jul 20
Balearic/Downtempo
Time Like Wind
Time Like Wind - (6:52) 61 BPM
Time Like Wind (Lauer remix) - (4:16) 61 BPM
Time Like Wind (Lauer Italo dub) - (6:58) 61 BPM Hot
Time Like Wind (Andres Vegas remix) - (4:53) 122 BPM
Review: Debutants Small Temple has asked for anonymity in a bid to let their music do the talking. Happily, the "secret trio of producers" has undoubtedly hit to the spot with "Time Like Wind", a deliciously dreamy vocal number that wraps gently drifting cosmic chords and subtle instrumental flourishes around a sparse, swinging early morning groove. The headline grabbing remixes come from wide-eyed retro-futurist Phillip Lauer, whose typically synth-heavy "Remix" and "Italo Dub" versions sound like the kind of rush-inducing, high-grade synth-pop the Pet Shop Boys might have made in 1990 after an evening out on happy pills. Andres Vegas provides the other rework, a horizontal slab of tropical Balearica that's even more delicious than a slap up meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
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APERSONAL 30
03 Jun 19
Balearic/Downtempo
Coastal Soul Vol 4
Various
Jimpster - "Closer To You" (original mix) - (5:32) 100 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Jazzy Days" (original mix) - (7:05) 109 BPM
Trujillo - "Talkina About Music" (original mix) - (7:19) 114 BPM
Jules Etienne - "Donat Wanna Talk About It" (feat Dysco D - original mix) - (5:19) 110 BPM
Trujillo - "Every Time I Think Of You" (feat Paulo Olarte - Kiss Me Again remix) - (6:55) 114 BPM
Kiss Me Again - "Garden Waves" (original mix) - (4:21) 115 BPM
Ponzu Island - "Ponzu Beach" (original mix) - (2:15) 120 BPM
Paxton Fettel - "Sundown, As The Beat Gently Skips" (original mix) - (5:14) 122 BPM
Jules Etienne - "Free As A Man" (Jex Opolis remix) - (5:55) 121 BPM
Ponzu Island - "Super Koto" (Andras Fox extended mix) - (5:39) 120 BPM Hot
Michael J Collins - "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" (Soul Clap Jungle mix) - (5:34) 123 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "Jazzy Nights" (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
Andres Vegas - "Coastal Soul Vol 4" (continuous mix) - (58:54) 120 BPM
Review: Thanks to the slowly shifting warmth, gentle breeziness and sun-kissed appeal of the twelve tracks on Coastal Soul Volume 4, we now have a strong desire to kick off our shoes and flop down on the nearest sandy beach. You'll struggle to find a more languid and life-affirming chunk of jazz-funk/deep house/soul fusion than Jimpster's "Closer To You", while Kiss Me Again's gorgeous "Garden Waves" is arguably best enjoyed while sipping something boozy, cold and fruity. Highlights continue to come thick and fast throughout, from the subtly D-Train influenced throb of Jex Opolis's remix of Jules Etienne's "Free As A Man", to the lazy sunset warmth of Andras Fox's hybrid electronic/organic Balearic house take on Ponzu Island's "Super Koto".
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APERSONALLP 007
21 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sounds For The Garden
Free As A Man - (4:30) 121 BPM
Free As A Man (Jex Opolis remix) - (5:55) 121 BPM
Don't Wanna Talk About It (feat Dysco D) - (5:19) 110 BPM
Rythm For The Garden (Part 1) - (5:05) 118 BPM Hot
Review: Following his recent strong turn on Cocktail D'Amore, Jules Etienne makes a trip back to Apersonal Music with more of that island groove for the smoothest slack-wearers in town. "Free As A Man" is a beautifully laid back but funky offering that speaks to all kinds of good times. Jex Opolis turns in a remix of the track that has a little more bite to suit the later demands of the dancefloor. "Don't Wanna Talk About It" sees Etienne linking up with Disco D and winding all kinds of slick strutting business into his sound, and then "Rhythm For The Garden" heads off into wonderful tribal percussion that serves as a handy tool for DJs who want to get some rich drum sounds into their set.
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APERSONAL 28
12 Jan 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
Everytime I Think Of U
Everytime I Think Of U (feat Paulo Olarte) - (6:08) 104 BPM
Everytime I Think Of U (feat Paulo Olarte - Telephones activated mix) - (8:24) 56 BPM Hot
Hola Como Estas (feat Paulo Olarte & Daniel Grau) - (6:00) 108 BPM
Everytime I Think Of You (feat Paulo Olarte - Kiss Me Again remix) - (6:55) 57 BPM
Review: It's been relatively quiet from Trujillo recently, but now the Venezuelan producer casts out a transmission from his Berlin base to let everyone know that all is well and we can get back to the business of smooth grooving. "Everytime I Think Of U" speaks to the Balearic tendencies embedded in the producer's aesthetic, with a reflective vocal swirling amidst dreamy guitar chops and swooping synth warbles of a strictly blissed out nature. Telephones does a sterling job of remixing the original version into a warm and funky deep house jam peppered with organic delights. Kiss Me Again comes back to Apersonal Music, with an Afro-house-disco remix of "Everytime I Think Of U".
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APERSONAL 27
09 Jun 17
Balearic/Downtempo
Jazzy Days, Jazzy Nights
Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM Hot
Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
Review: After an extended summer break, Apersonal Music returns to action via a first EP in five years from Cisco Cisco. It opens with the comforting shuffle of "Jazzy Days", where intricate electric piano lines, woozy chords and soulful vocal samples ride a near horizontal, slow-house groove. It's accompanied by a trademark Ron Basejam remix, which retains the rich, jazzy deep house feel of the original, whilst adding a little more disco swagger. Further disco and boogie influences can be heard on "Jazzy Nights", which is a flickering, synth-heavy deep house treat. Andre Vegas' smooth, sweet and sultry interpretation of that track rounds off a fine E.P.
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APERSONAL 25
04 Nov 16
Deep House
Ponzu Beach
Welcome To Ponzu Island - (3:08) 105 BPM
Super Koto - (4:44) 120 BPM Hot
Ponzu Beach - (2:15) 120 BPM
Ponzu Logic - (3:55) 115 BPM
Super Koto (Andras Fox extended mix) - (5:39) 120 BPM
Ponzu Logic (Trujillo Deep Caribe remix) - (6:08) 117 BPM
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APERSONAL 24
10 Jun 16
Deep House
Foundations
Various
James Teej - "Light & Love" - (5:28) 123 BPM
C-Rock - "Life Is A Beach" (Brett Johnson remix) - (9:07) 118 BPM
Adham Zahran, Hisham Zahran - "Get Down On It" - (7:19) 115 BPM
Egyptian Nipples - "Back But Half" (Lauer remix) - (6:39) 116 BPM
Sello - "Praise Him" - (9:08) 119 BPM
Bedford Falls Playersl - "Ballad Of Hardrock" (Ashley Beedle's Housin' vocal) - (7:28) 122 BPM
Leonid - "Brother" - (6:13) 119 BPM
Jerome C - "The Wind" (Quarion remix) - (7:27) 121 BPM
James Teej - "City Celebrity" - (7:43) 110 BPM Hot
Alexander Maier - "Socializing" - (7:40) 115 BPM
Review: The Apersonal label are masters of jumping between house and disco - that's disco with a modern twist, of course - and their releases have come from a wide selection of European talent over the past few years. This time, the label have put together a compilation, one big release to showcase what they're all about. House master James Teej opens the festivities with the docile and ethereal dance gem that is "Light & Love", a gorgeous blend of sounds that's followed by even more chord-heavy madness with C-Rock, Sello and Leonid, among others. This is dance music for the coasts, a bundle of beautiful music to warm your soul.
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APERSONAL LP 06
11 Dec 15
Deep House
Never/Forever
Never Forever - (6:55) 122 BPM Hot
The Sky Fell Out - (6:40) 120 BPM
The Beautiful Dream - (6:58) 127 BPM
What It Means To You - (7:54) 125 BPM
Review: A shining light on the East Midlands house scene with Rhythm Plate, YSE has been carving more of a solo niche of late. His thing is woozy and bassy off-kilter house, and on Never/Forever he does this particularly well. The title track is the most conventional on here: all deep and retro 90s house vibes and the dreamy and emotional gospel grooves of "The Sky Fell Out" is an EP highlight. Elsewhere "The Beautiful Dream" is a skippy bleep-fest and "What It Means To You" wraps things up with scattershot brittle beats and dubby rhythms.
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APERSONAL 22
30 Oct 15
Deep House
Afterglow EP
Afterglow - (5:35) 121 BPM Hot
Real Talk - (6:10) 122 BPM
Lumiere - (6:00) 120 BPM
Terra Firma - (7:32) 117 BPM
Review: Connor 'Debonair' Bevan burst onto the scene in 2012, delivering an impressive debut EP for Kolour Recordings, as well as tracks for split EPs from House of Disco, Editorial, Whiskey Disco and Much Love. Three years on, he returns with arguably his most polished set of tracks to date. Committed to a dreamy, atmospheric take on deep house, all four tracks bristle with tactile dancefloor intent. Arguably the most impressive cut is "Terra Firma", where Bevan smartly combines "Deep Burnt" style strings, bass-heavy grooves and yearning vocal samples, though the chunkier, retro-futurist bounce of "Real Talk" is not far behind. The twinkling electronics, tumbling pianos and enveloping grooves of "Afterglow" are pretty darn tasty, too.
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APERSONAL 20
11 Sep 15
Deep House
Backwards
Backwards (original mix) - (7:47) 123 BPM
Athabasca (original mix) - (6:58) 120 BPM
Backwards (Massimiliano Pagliara remix) - (7:00) 124 BPM
Backwards (Luvless mix) - (7:16) 118 BPM Hot
Backwards (string mix) - (7:49) 123 BPM
Played by: Trujillo
Review: Backwards EP is the first collaboration between Moodmusic head Sasse and Maurice Aymard. Backwards is a fresh take on house music with touches of disco, electronica and techno mixed in to the equation forming a beautiful mixture of forward thinking club music with a hands in the air factor. Athabasca forms a perfect companion to Backwards, taking a more disco approach to things and letting the steam build up before dropping into deep house territory. Remixed comes courtesy of Massimiliano Pagliara and Luvless.
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APERSONAL 021
13 Jul 15
Deep House
Feel Up!
Feeling Up - (7:28) 121 BPM Hot
Get Them Up - (5:41) 121 BPM
Back Down, Back Up - (7:43) 121 BPM
Review: Feel Up marks the debut of Berlin-based producer Florian Andres, and it's a rather impressive first outing. There's something particularly enjoyable about the bumping drums, hypnotic loops, extended filter tricks and heavyweight bass of "Get Them Up", which sounds a little like Soundstream after a dose of herbal remedies. "Backl Down, Back Up" is suitably warm and fluid, with repetitive string and piano loops creating a positive mood, while opener "Feeling Up" - all dubby house rhythms and eyes-closed melodies - is the aural equivalent of a cooling breeze on a particularly sticky day.
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APERSONAL 19
30 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Secret Ingredient Is Crime EP
She's All Right - (5:27) 118 BPM Hot
She's All Right (Jimpster remix) - (7:45) 121 BPM
Sundown, As The Beat Gently Skips - (5:16) 122 BPM
Tripped Out - (5:27) 107 BPM
Soul Orbit - (4:47) 125 BPM
Review: Danish deep house talent Paxton Fettel unleashes three disco-infused house cuts through disco specialists Apersonal Music. Fettel joins the family of the label's fine roster of retro-tone music makers backed up with a Jimpster remix. Always in the search of timeless music pieces the Spanish imprint sure found a fine exponent of their unique trippy melodic universe with Fettel's offer on this EP. "She's All Right", "Sundown, as the Beat Gently Skips" and "Tripped Out" make a solid statement of nu-disco editing in a house fashion, new to the artist but with a solid experience on the label's trajectory. To push the boundaries of Fettel's sound no other than high-fi music creator Jimpster to remix "She's All Right", opening a special space for the track on any dance floor filled with raving house lovers.
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APERSONAL 18
16 Feb 15
Deep House
The Wind
The Wind - (7:16) 118 BPM
The Wind (Quarion Bethlehem remix) - (7:27) 121 BPM
Keeping Funk Alive - (6:14) 114 BPM
Keeping Funk Alive (Toby Tobias remix) - (6:02) 118 BPM
You Better Think - (6:05) 116 BPM Hot
Review: Jerome C, born and raised at Haifa City Port in Israel, is a declared fan of vintage gear; always looking to explore the special analog sound. He creates music with a sumptuous mixture of house, disco, funk, and hip-hop. Most house fans will know Jerome for his production partnership with Double Hill that saw them grace Soul Clap's Double Standard label with the excellent I Need Love EP a few years back. The Wind finds Mr C surface on Spanish label Apersonal Music with a trio of productions characterized by the analog raw gear sounds. "The Wind", "Keeping Funk Alive" and "You Better Think" are all deep house gems that roll over warm sonic waves and melodic bassline beats. Remixes come from Quarion and Toby Tobias, with the former adding some uplifting, melodic vibes to the title track, whilst the latter flushes "Keeping Funk Alive" with darker hues.
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APERSONAL 17
11 Aug 14
Deep House
Coastal Soul Vol 2
Various
Egyptian Nipples - "Weekend Lover" - (4:53) 108 BPM
No Regular Play - "Ladyluck" (Slow Hands remix) - (6:27) 112 BPM
JEEP - "Palast Der Republik" - (5:30) 112 BPM
Maurice Aymard - "Asunto De Amor" (feat Paulo Olarte) - (4:47) 105 BPM
Jerome C - "You Better Think" - (6:05) 116 BPM
Egyptian Nipples - "LA Melody" (Session Victim remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
Mario Basanov - "More For The Less" (feat Jeremy Glenn - Mario Re dub) - (7:05) 115 BPM
Michael J Collins - "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" (Maurice Aymard remix) - (6:25) 108 BPM
Garnica - "Getting" (Massimiliano Pagliara remix) - (7:46) 116 BPM
JEEP - "Luftbruecke" (Trujillo remix) - (5:42) 108 BPM Hot
Various - "Coastal Soul Vol 2" (bonus continuous DJ mix by Andres Vegas) - (58:53) 116 BPM
Review: It's a been year since Barcelona's Apersonal dropped the first volume of Coastal Soul, doesn't time fly when your having fun? Vol 2 marks their fourth anniversary and once again it's another continuous mix by label co-founder Andres Vegas. He doesn't disappoint either - further pursuing the sounds previously explored and adding to their repertoire too. Highlights include the sultry jack of "LA Melody (Session Victim mix)" by Egyptian Nipples, the deliciously warped electro-house-pop "More For The Less" by Mario Basanov and the slo-mo, fuzzy-sludge house of "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" by Michael J Collins.
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APERSONALLP 004
04 Aug 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Gems From The Vault Gold Edition
Various
Sasse - "Malta" - (7:57) 117 BPM
Gota Rai & Andres Vegas - "Tellem" - (7:16) 110 BPM
Alexander Maier - "Socializing" - (7:40) 115 BPM Hot
Summits - "What's Your Trip" - (7:14) 116 BPM
Pablo Sanchez - "Discofix" - (5:33) 110 BPM
JEEP - "Omar" - (8:12) 119 BPM
Igor Jadranin - "Vanilla Light" - (5:55) 124 BPM
Review: Barcelona's Apersonal Music weren't joking when they christened their new rarities compilation Gems From The Vault: Gold Edition. This release is only set to confirm the reputation for quality, with not one duff track to be found. There's seven tracks in total that cover a wide range of ideas - all deep of course - including the bouncing satin-like electro-house of "Malta" by Moodmusic's Sasse, the better-than-lose-yourself-to-dance, funked up New Romantic-isms of "Discofix", the head-trip tech-house vibes of "Omar" by JEEP and the sublime haunted new beat of "Tellem" by Gota Rai & Snres Vegas. Gems indeed!
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APERSONAL 016
12 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Back But Half Remixes
Back But Half (Lauer remix) - (6:39) 116 BPM Hot
Botle Of Mine (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:13) 120 BPM
LA Melody (Session Victim remix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
Weekend Lover (Luvless remix) - (6:31) 115 BPM
Review: After successfully releasing the debut of EGYPTIAN NIPPLES (duo act formed by Massimiliano Pagliara and Jules Etienne) with the 5 track EP "BACK BUT HALF" Apersonal Music now reveals the remix pack for the mini-album, commissioning 4 experienced producers seeking to maintain the high quality and old school vibe of the original tracks. German producer Lauer maintains the old school US vibe of "Back But Half", while Jay Shepheard gives a clubby dancefloor twist to the electro gem "Bottle Of Mine". Session Victim (Retreat / Delusions Of Grandeur) wisely understood the coastal vibe of the original EP (and album cover) by remixing "L.A. Melody" towards a Caribbean taste with a Berlin vibe. Last but not least, Luvless (Rose Records / Razor N Tape) takes "Weekend Lover" and transformes it into a dreamy sound blaster for that special moment in your DJ set. Someone said after party?
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APERSONAL 15
31 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
Luftbrucke
Luftbrucke (original mix) - (7:02) 116 BPM
Luftbrucke (Discodromo remix) - (9:23) 121 BPM
Palast Der Republik (original mix) - (5:30) 112 BPM
Palast Der Republik (Rotciv Remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM Hot
Goldman Sachs Building (original mixESA011391201) - (5:07) 92 BPM
Review: Here we have a real meeting of minds with Barcelona's Apersonal music recruiting nu-disco don JEEP aka Jules Etienne for their latest offering. "Luftbrucke" is a gloriously glossy slice of the kind of instrumental Italo-disco that boasts unmistakable waft of beach (Discodromo extends the dreaminess in his mix). "Palast Der Republick" introduces a few strokes of acid house as well floaty vocals to the JEEP formula, while Rotciv drops the acid and ups the house. Finally "Goldman Sachs Building" closes proceedings with a slo-mo end of summer lament, compete with depressed trumpet. Hot!
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APERSONAL 014
11 Nov 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Back But Half EP
Back But Half - (6:06) 116 BPM Hot
Bottle Of Mine - (6:54) 114 BPM
LA Melody - (6:10) 114 BPM
Week-end Lover - (4:53) 108 BPM
Monaco - (5:53) 116 BPM
Review: We're not sure where they found the time, but Live At Robert Johnson's Massimiliano and Gui.Tar/The Hints' Etienne - both super prolific producers - have collided for a floor-stopping fivesome of deep Balearic workouts, all of which have been composed organically with real instruments, vintage analogue machines and no MIDI whatsoever. The result ranges from Quiet Village-meets-Arthur Russell glamour of "Back But Half" to the Footprintz-meets-Ayers vibery of "Weekend Lover". Deep, gossamer-smooth and warmer than a Spanish summer, let's hope they find time to continue developing this amusing titled project.
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APERSONAL 013
08 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
More For The Less
More For The Less - (6:46) 105 BPM Hot
More For The Less (Mario dub) - (7:14) 115 BPM
More For The Less (Pablo Bolivar & Maurice Aymard remix) - (6:40) 113 BPM
More For The Less (Michael J Collins feat Benito remix) - (5:04) 105 BPM
More For The Less (Mario redub) - (7:05) 115 BPM
Review: Super-shimmering vibes from Lithuanian producer Basanov on this release: "More For Less" is a purring piece of disco that doesn't sound too far away from fellow Eastern European electro boogie peddler Illija Rudman. Coated with Canadian vocalist Jeremy Glenn's emphatic vocal, it's an instant soul smoocher. Remix-wise Mario provides his own more stripped back underground house twist, Pablo and Maurice serve up a subtle early Get Physical style Euro version and Michael J Collins presses the 'weird' button as we drift in a laidback Mushroom Jazz style groove. Beautiful.
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APERSONAL 012
11 Mar 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
Gems From The Vault Vol 2
Igor Jadranin - "Countless Nights" - (8:44) 110 BPM
Davide Franca - "Love Devotion & Logomotion" - (5:05) 113 BPM
Joseph Terruel - "Tryin To Be Me" - (5:41) 100 BPM Hot
Review: Here we have the second instalment of rarities from the vaults of Apersonal Music. Leading the way in this collection of 'ones that got away' is the loopy, sloppy-disco house of Igor Jadranin's "Countless Nights", the soundtrack to the messiest imaginary party ever. Next up, Michael Bow's 1980s Italo-disco hit "Love & Devotion", is slowed and warped (almost out of all recognition) into a mellow electro-boogie gem by Davide Franca. Lastly, Joseph Terruel ends things with the insistent, yet lazy, orchestrated funk of "Tryin To Be Me".
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APERSONAL 011
17 Dec 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Gems From The Vault
Trujillo - "Send Me Away" (feat Bernardo Risquez) - (6:02) 100 BPM
Ilya Decado - "Sweet Street Moments" - (8:02) 105 BPM Hot
Pablo Sanchez - "Our Closing Circle" - (5:54) 105 BPM
Review: This is something of a "bits and pieces" release from Apersonal, featuring as it does previously unreleased cuts from various label regulars. That said, the quality threshold remains impressively high. Venezuelan producer Trujillo continues his fine run of form with "Send Me Away". Easily the stand out, it moves from clav-heavy deep house head-nodder to disco acid wig-out, finally finishing as a disco-soul singalong. Ilya Decado's "Sweet, Sweet Moments" delivers some hustling disco/house fusion with just the right amount of hands-aloft build, before Pablo Sanchez rounds things off with the drifting Balearic disco shuffle of "Our Closing Circle".
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APERSONAL 010
03 Sep 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Acapulco Gold
Acapulco Gold (original mix) - (5:32) 116 BPM
Acapulco Gold (Ron Basejam remix) - (7:25) 116 BPM Hot
You Keep Me (original mix) - (6:04) 100 BPM
You Keep Me (Cosmic Kids remix) - (5:23) 110 BPM
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APERSONAL 009
06 Jun 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Midnight Love
To Begin With - (5:06) 105 BPM Hot
Sucker For A Pretty Face (Mathieu Cle edit) - (5:47) 113 BPM
Black Mysteries - (4:28) 88 BPM
After Midnight (Mathieu Cle edit) - (6:12) 102 BPM
Review: Having previously released a sole EP of warm, disco-flecked deep house, French producer Matthieu Cle gets to showcase a wider range of musical styles on this four-tracker. There are two original productions and two re-edits. Of the latter, his tweak of 80s soul smoocher "After Midnight" is probably the pick, though the straightforward rework of West Philips' "Sucker For A Pretty Face" will get a greater dancefloor reaction. Really, though, it's the original tracks that steal the show, with the super slo-mo "Black Mysteries" - like Matthew Kyle on smack - just edging out the chiming 80s goodness of "To Begin With". A mixed bag that's well worth a listen.
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APERSONAL 008
09 Jan 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
Mixed Remix Vol 1
Various
Cisco Cisco - "Brothers In Arms" (LTJ Experience remix) - (8:13) 110 BPM Hot
Volta Cab - "Ice" (Cisco Cisco remix) - (6:34) 117 BPM
Michael J Collins - "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" (Maurice Aymard remix) - (6:25) 108 BPM
Cisco Cisco - "If You Want Me" (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:10) 108 BPM
Michael J Collins - "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" (Soul Clap Jungle mix) - (5:34) 123 BPM
Trujillo - "Baby You Are Still The Same" (Mark E remix) - (10:02) 106 BPM
James Teej - "City Celebrity" (Death On The Balcony remix) - (7:40) 118 BPM
Trujillo - "Fruit Punch" (Toby Tobias remix v2) - (5:21) 116 BPM
Volta Cab - "Why You Come Back Here" (Trujillo dub remix) - (5:44) 115 BPM
Review: Having previously released six quietly confident releases from the likes of Volta Cab, Trujillo and James Teej, Spanish deep house/disco fusionists Apersonal Records gather together some of their favourite remixes on one extended digital EP. It's a good collection, casually flitting between solid rubs from label stalwarts and notable big name remixes. Of these, look out for Soul Clap's excellent version of Michael J Collins' "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" - a joyous fusion of dubwise bass, drifting sax and sugary-sweet melodic builds - and Mark E's Trujillo rework. This touchy-feely slo-mo builder is reminiscent of the Black Country producer's fine early work on Jigsaw.
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APERSONALLP 002
14 Nov 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fame
Fame - (11:10) 110 BPM Hot
City Celebrity - (7:43) 110 BPM
Fame (Cisco Cisco remix) - (6:33) 110 BPM
Review: James Teej's work hasn't ever really edged towards the funkier side of house music; however Fame on Apersonal Music sees the producer enter hitherto uncharted waters. An underlying funk rolls with immediate effect on both "Fame" and "City Celebrity", with the title track playing with synth snarls, groove ridden guitar licks and a wailing vocal; a belting summer hit if ever we heard one. Up next, the Cisco Cisco remix strips things back and focuses on a pushing key sequence and addictive rhythm section that moves things forward. Last but by no means least, "City Celebrity" sees a plucked bass guitar that swallows the bottom end and bounces perfectly against the electric keyboard arrangement up front. Solid release.
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APERSONAL 007
05 Oct 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Higher
Higher (original mix) - (7:08) 108 BPM Hot
Brothers In Arms (original mix) - (6:58) 110 BPM
Higher (Greg Wilson version) - (6:56) 121 BPM
Brothers In Arms (Kaspar & Vahagn remix) - (7:01) 119 BPM
Review: This big disco release sees Portuguese duo Cisco Cisco return to Apersonal Music, complete with a remix from the legendary Greg Wilson. "Higher" is a slow moving number with a classic feel, but it's the jagged guitar samples that give the whole thing its jerky energy. The Greg Wilson version of "Higher" will go down well with many, taking the pushing the guitars to the back of the mix, and replacing their jumpy movement with some staccato rap samples, placed firmly in the foreground. It shouldn't work, but in Wilson's hands it does, adding an incredible new mood to the track. "Brothers in Arms" treads similarly deep ground with its cowbell led rhythm and snipped yet ecstatic vocal samples. This digital version also features a remix not on the vinyl pressing, which is perhaps the best track on the release. Kaspar & Vahagn remix "Brothers in Arms", adding a slightly techier element with a buzzing arpeggio running throughout and squelchy bassline that runs underneath layers of electrifying pads.
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APERSONAL 006
19 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Why You Came Back Here
Why You Came Back Here - (6:09) 105 BPM Hot
Surfing On Delay - (4:53) 100 BPM
Ice - (4:13) 112 BPM
Watch Your Back - (6:14) 104 BPM
Review: Relative newcomers Volta Cab are fast becoming a name to watch. Through a handful of releases - most notably for Solardisco - they've developed a uniquely attractive sound that sits somewhere between the higher echelons of nu-disco and old skool flavoured deep house. The four cuts here are among their best; the title track offers a synth-laden fusion of electrofunk, deep house and Balearica, while "Watch Your Back" comes on like a sumptuous take on classic house. "Ice", meanwhile, is melodic and electronic, while "Surfing On Delay" pairs piano house attitude with laidback groovery to great effect. Excellent stuff.
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APERSONAL 005
09 May 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fruit Punch
Fruit Punch (original mix) - (4:48) 116 BPM
Fruit Punch (Eddie C remix) - (7:14) 116 BPM
Fruit Punch (Toby Tobias remix V2) - (5:22) 116 BPM
Looking Up Through You (original mix) - (4:53) 112 BPM Hot
Fruit Punch (Toby Tobias remix V1 - digital exclusive) - (7:31) 116 BPM
Review: For their fourth release Apersonal return to South America for more glistening production bumps from the man known as Trujillo. There's an inherent warm late night sensation running through "Fruit Punch" which seems perfectly suited to the tropical climes of Caracas, Venezuela that Trujillo calls his home. A slinky transition from live bass and shimmering keys into the tight drums augmented by delay, intermittent cowbell and subaqueous pads lays down the foundation for the arrival of some delightfully MOR guitar work. Apersonal retain the high calibre of remixers that have distinguished their releases to date with "Fruit Punch" being treated to a tweak from Eddie C that retains the original feel but lays the emphasis on that sultry synth line and swerves the track in the direction of the dancefloor via an intricately layered house groove that occasionally drops into jacking bedlam. Toby Tobias was so enamoured with the track he submitted two mixes, with our favourite version ('V2') adding some throb to the bass and covering it in a gloriously reverberant sheen. To round matters off, Trujillo drops "Am I Looking Up To You", a delightfully dusty sojourn between edit and original production. Quality, as ever, from the Spanish imprint.
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APERSONAL 004
25 Feb 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
Nothing Wrong With Holding On
Nothing Wrong With Holding On (original mix) - (7:42) 72 BPM
Nothing Wrong With Holding On (Soul Clap Jungle mix) - (5:34) 123 BPM Hot
Nothing Wrong With Holding On (Maurice Aymard remix) - (6:25) 108 BPM
Review: Fledgling Barca based label Apersonal grace us with the digital version of their third release and the standard set by the inaugural Trujillo 12" featuring Mark E and Social Disco Club remixes is more than maintained here. Venturing across the Atlantic for the first time, the label has secured some blissful late night house movements from Michael J Collins - surely the most Balearic name on the circuit right now - who really impressed with his Ilija Rudman remix on Electric Minds earlier this summer. Driven by broken house rhythms and some neat Fulton style hand claps, "Nothing Wrong With Holding On" is a delightfully idiosyncratic departure from the normal nu-disco template. Heavily phased saxophone lines cross with looped vocal chants atop the warm electro bassline with a panache you'd expect from someone who has featured on Wolf & Lamb. Keeping things close Boston's greatest Soul Clap pop up with a remix that adds some urgency to the tempo but retains the off key rhythms. Sumptuous Detroit style pads drenched with emotion rise gradually through and there's a rather tasty percussion heavy breakdown midway through. A big tip!
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APERSONAL 003
10 Jan 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
If You Want Me
If You Want Me (original mix) - (6:53) 108 BPM
If You Want Me (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:10) 108 BPM Hot
Giro Disco (original mix) - (7:12) 103 BPM
Review: The debut release by Portuguese producer Cisco Cisco, "If You Want Me" is a deliciously deep voyage through cosmic beats and honey-coated atmospherics. Coming in at a slowish, nu-disco tempo, it radiates Balearic goodness all the way, as does Jay Shepheard's slightly more tech-edged mix which works in some truly impressive and subtle filter breaks along with lovely bassy pads. With another CC newie, "Giro Disco", also included, this is an impressive debut all round.
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APERSONAL 002
06 Dec 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
Baby You're Still The Same
Baby You're Still The Same (original mix) - (6:06) 106 BPM
Baby You're Still The Same (Social Disco Club Sexual Flashback mix feat Lucy Walker) - (6:43) 114 BPM Hot
Baby You're Still The Same (Mark E remix) - (10:02) 106 BPM
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APERSONAL 001
05 Nov 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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