30 Mar 15
Feeling Up - (7:28) 121 BPM
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.
13 Jul 15
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
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.
11 Mar 13
More For The Less - (6:46) 105 BPM
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
Played by: Andy Warburton, Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Homegroove Project, Valique, Casio Social Club, Maurice Aymard, Juno Recommends Disco, JKriv (Razor-N-Tape), Freddy Love, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Moustache Love, CC:DISCO!, Mario Basanov, Kono Vidovic, Nu Disco Fever, Disco Doubles
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.
06 Dec 10
If You Want Me (original mix) - (6:53) 108 BPM
If You Want Me (Jay Shepheard remix) - (7:10) 108 BPM
Giro Disco (original mix) - (7:12) 103 BPM
Played by: Straightoffthefloors.com, Billy Bogus, SCENERY RECORDS, Superbreak, Alexander Robotnick, Flash Atkins, Maurice Aymard, Juno Recommends Disco, Giant Cuts, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Space Ranger, Trujillo, MyPairOfShoes, Matthew Kyle, Volta Cab
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.
19 Jul 11
Higher (original mix) - (7:08) 108 BPM
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
Played by: Billy Bogus, DJ Friction (Germany), Dave Allison (Editorial), Superbreak, Maurice Aymard, Spilt Milk, Jules Etienne J.E.E.P.
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.
04 Nov 16
Jazzy Days - (7:05) 109 BPM
Jazzy Days (Ron Basejam remix) - (6:27) 115 BPM
Jazzy Nights - (8:14) 115 BPM
Jazzy Nights (Andres Vegas Stripped mix) - (7:07) 118 BPM
Played by: Dave Lee / Joey Negro, DAVE GERRARD, Valique, FINGERMAN, YAM WHO?, Dario Piana, Jean Jacques Smoothie, Superbreak, BACHGENAUR, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Tonbe, Trujillo, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Massimo Vanoni (The Smoker), BRENDON P, 80's Child, Sould Out, Bach Music, SEEN ON TV, & my mother say, Cuz Electric
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.
10 Jan 11
Nothing Wrong With Holding On (original mix) - (7:42) 72 BPM
Nothing Wrong With Holding On (Soul Clap Jungle mix) - (5:34) 123 BPM
Nothing Wrong With Holding On (Maurice Aymard remix) - (6:25) 108 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, DNArt (Shift Ltd), Recloose, Superbreak, Shadow Dancer, Maurice Aymard, Juno Recommends Disco, DIONIGI, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Glass Coffee, Trujillo, Touchsoul, JT Donaldson, Volta Cab
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!
11 Sep 15
Afterglow - (5:35) 121 BPM
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.
31 Mar 14
Back But Half (Lauer remix) - (6:39) 116 BPM
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
Played by: Chris Massey, Alkalino, Pete Herbert, Dairmount (Room With A View), Freddy Love, Jamie Fatneck, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Trujillo, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Get Down Edits
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?
16 Feb 15
She's All Right - (5:27) 118 BPM
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
Played by: Ross Couch, OOFT!, Buzz Compass, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Dave Allison (Editorial), Sahin Meyer, Kisk, Maurice Aymard, Alkalino, BACHGENAUR, Juno Recommends Deep House, Ash Reynolds, Kraak & Smaak DJs, Trujillo, Weedyman, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Soultronic, B.G. Baarregaard, Coeo, 80's Child, Paxton Fettel, Nachtbraker, Danijel Kevic, I Gemin, Fouk, Bodhi
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.