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Bandolier

Bandolier is the record label brought to you by UK DJ and producer Chewy Rubs. Expect a steady stream of Discofied edits, boogie down productions, indie disco and house with new original product and of course the legendary edits by the big hairy one and his friends.
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Return From A Far
   
Muffin Bizniz (Chewy Rubs dub Ting) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Happy When Your Free (Chewy Rubs dub) - (8:06) 120 BPM
   
Ecstasy (original mix) - (6:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
El Coco (Chewy Rubs Club Rewarp) - (8:07) 120 BPM
Review: Four predictably fine slices of contemporary funk 'n' boogie courtesy of Hereford's own disco don Chewy Rubs. While retro-flavoured vibes may dominate, Mr Rubs shows a healthy disregard for convention or stylistic 'historical accuracy' - so 'Muffin Bizniz' marries scorching 60s Hammond funk to a "raggamuffin bizness and ting" vocal, while the early 80s boogie/funk groove of 'Ecstasy' (think Cameo or Rick James) gets augmented by the "acid... ecstasy" vocal snip from Beltram classic 'Energy Flash'. Meanwhile, it it's sheer squelchy bass and soaring strings retro disco silliness you're after then head for 'Happy When You're Free'.
BAN 032
26 Nov 21
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Crate Diggin'
   
Dig It (original mix) - (6:15) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You've Got To Live (Chewy's Jack In The Bounce dub) - (4:19) 120 BPM
   
Music (original mix) - (6:00) 119 BPM
   
Destiny (original mix) - (5:27) 120 BPM
Review: Always a pleasure when a new release from Mr Rubs lands in the inbox! 'Dig It' kicks things off this time, a disco chugger that's dripping in restrained energy and comes topped with two male voices ("Can you dig it?"/"Yeah, I can dig it"). 'You've Got To Live' is a big, strutty funker designed to induce the throwing of shapes out on the dancefloor, while 'Music' is more the kind of sparse, stripped-down throbber that'll see you through the wee small hours nicely. Completing the EP is 'Destiny', a disco-house-boogie concoction with a looped female vocal and subtle hints of jazz around the edges.
BAN 030
08 Oct 21
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Distance Living EP
   
Distance Living - (5:48) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dog Day Afternoon - (7:13) 125 BPM
   
Other Side Of The Storm - (6:48) 119 BPM
   
Stress Release - (5:53) 120 BPM
Played by: FINGERMAN
Review: A four-track EP here from Ian Upfold, a Brighton, UK-based DJ and producer whose output has spanned both re-edits and original material. We're in the latter mode here, with 'Distance Living' a midtempo affair that'd work well for afternoon, bar or warm-up play, 'Dog Day Afternoon' a chunky lil' mover that'll appeal to disco, funk and deep house floors alike, 'Other Side Of The Storm' an unlikely but effective combination of sleazy funk grind and a full preacherman vocal that has something of a Roland Clark-ish feel, and 'Stress Release' a brass-dripping workout for the jazz-dancers. Good stuff all round.
BAN 029
21 May 21
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Creatively Spawned EP
   
Pluckers Luck (original mix) - (6:59) 120 BPM
   
Feel The Groove (Chewy Rubs 'Be Alright' dub) - (4:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boogie 1Nite (original mix) - (5:12) 120 BPM
   
Get A Lift (original mix) - (5:40) 120 BPM
Review: Chewy Rubs is one nu-disco producer who's never afraid to throw in the odd curveball, and seldom has this been more evident than on 'Pluckers Luck', which sounds like a crazed disco producer jamming with an entire Russian orchestra - pretty sure we actually heard a bassoon in there at point! And there's DEFINITELY a kazoo... The EP's other three cuts are all perfectly serviceable nu-disco jams, by turns eyes-down ('Feel The Groove'), uplifting ('Boogie 1Nite') and lo-slung and funky ('Get A Lift'), but it's 'Pluckers Luck' that'll have 'em running up to the booth demanding track IDs.
BAN 028
07 May 21
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Tempted
   
Tempted (vox edit) - (7:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tempted (Chewy Rubs Rollin' dub) - (5:28) 120 BPM
Review: Chewy Rubs joins forces once more with fellow nu-disco fave North Laine on a 70s-style disco cut that's offered up for public consumption in a choice of two mixes. The lead Vox Edits tops a bed of rolling funk bass and disco geetar chops with a soulful male vocal, brass fanfares and, around the four-minute mark, some fine vibes work, while the matching Chewy Rubs Rolllin' Dub pretty much does what it says on the tin, looping up sections of the track to create a chuggin', Sneak-y workout that'll be perfect for keeping fired-up floors moving in-between the anthems.
BAN 027
12 Mar 21
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Grand A.M.
   
Grand A.M. - (7:34) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sangria - (7:44) 120 BPM
   
Summer Stages - (7:09) 112 BPM
Review: Irish DJ/producer Richards returns to Chewy Rubs' Bandolier Records with a three-track EP. The vaguely Crazy P-ish 'Grand AM' itself is a contemporary disco/funk/pop groover centred around a cascading bass riff and a distinctive half-sung, half-hummed female vocal. The Latin-flavoured, instrumental 'Sangria' is another funk jam but with brass taking the lead, before the EP's completed by 'Summer Stages', another very individual-sounding affair that centres around an ominous, looping bassline with something of a horror soundtrack feel. It all adds up to an EP whose originality puts it head and shoulders above a sea of near-identikit modern disco releases.
BAN 026
26 Feb 21
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Voodoo Disco
   
Voodoo Disco (original mix) - (7:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Have A Bit Of Fun (original mix) - (6:05) 120 BPM
   
Golden Fire (Jet Flame dub) - (7:52) 120 BPM
   
Welcome (Head Bumpin' Droid dub) - (6:04) 119 BPM
Review: This reviewer always experiences something of a frisson when a new Chewy Rubs promo lands in the inbox, and this latest offering doesn't disappoint, packing two slabs of party-hearty, authentically 70s-sounding funk squelch ('Voodoo Disco' and 'Have A Bit Of Fun') and two tracks ('Golden Fire' and 'Welcome') that lean more towards disco-house and nu-disco. As with much of Chewy's output, it's hard to tell if these tracks are straight re-edits or just heavily sample-based productions, but no matter - if they're re-edits, the source material is sufficiently obscure that they'll sound "new" to most ears regardless!
BAN 025
01 Jan 21
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Frankly Speaking
   
Voices - (5:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love Thief - (7:24) 119 BPM
Review: Frank Virgilio is a house and disco DJ from Naples who, with 30 years experience behind the decks, made the move into production around 2015. Here, he serves up two deep house nuggets for Chewy Rubs' Bandolier label (est. 2018). Up first is 'Voices', which after a breathy, grunted intro settles down into a heavy, bass-y tribalistic groove topped with a nagging keys riff and sweeping disco strings. 'Love Thief', meanwhile, is another chuggy affair centred around a bassline that recalls Adamski's 'Killer', which it pairs with chanted disco vocal snips. Both are solid set-builders that will work on house and disco floors alike.
BAN 024
23 Oct 20
Deep House
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Vol.3
   
Future Ready - (7:44) 120 BPM
   
Precious - (6:40) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Night Out - (6:25) 116 BPM
   
Who's Having All Your Love - (7:51) 120 BPM
Review: Some 17 months after their first collaborative edits EP first hit Juno Download's virtual shelves, buddies Chewy Rubs and North Laine return with a third (and possibly final) collection of joint reworks. They begin in confident mood via "Future Ready", a gently tooled-up, house style extended edit of the Winners' NYE-friendly disco gem "Get Ready For The Future", before turning a sweaty disco-funk workout into a beefy, peak-time-ready chunk of disco/deep house fusion ("Precious"). "Night Out" is a bouncy and cheery revision of a synth-laden 80s soul/electrofunk number, while "Who's Having All Your Love" is a killer flip of a glassy-eyed old school-house number that may well be the EP's standout moment.
BAN 023
31 Jul 20
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Deep Under EP
   
Do The Disco - (6:01) 120 BPM
   
No Strutting - (8:01) 120 BPM
   
Pianomania - (6:51) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Starlight - (7:23) 91 BPM
Review: "Shall we go to the disco?" asks opener 'Do The Disco', but it's a fairly rhetorical question because after hearing the four tracks here, resistance to such an idea is gonna be pretty much futile! 'Do The Disco' is a looping affair but with a sound palette that's wide-ranging enough for things not to get boring. 'No Strutting' is a more contemplative, introspective kinda cut (albeit still very struttable, despite the title), while the instrumental and fairly self-explanatory 'Pianomania' takes us down a housier route before 'The Starlight' plays us out on a more chilled note - one for the Balearic jocks.
BAN 022
03 Jul 20
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Locked In
   
Breakout - (5:58) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Normalism - (6:32) 120 BPM
Review: UK-based Bad Barbie teams up with Chewy Rubs to deliver more of her disco re-edits here on the 'Locked In' EP, with forays into funk, house and reggae. She's known for her radio show on Kane FM, where her love of music and lively personality get a chance to shine, not to mention maintaining a rather curious Instagram account. Partner in crime Chewy Rubs is no stranger to the scene either, and heads up this very label: Bandolier Records. Get utterly hypnotised by the funked-up disco loops of "Breakout" which is sure to turn up the heat on the dancefloor, while the deeper and more low-slung groove attack of "Normalism" is reminiscent of the Chicken Lips/Bearfunk style - perfect boogie down vibes to play at sunset!
BAN 021
22 May 20
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Sunken Ship EP
   
Sunken Ship - (7:35) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shifting Sand - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Like Electricity - (6:47) 118 BPM
   
Flower Press - (7:29) 120 BPM
Review: Some records take a little longer than others to really sink in. Take 'Sunken Ship', for instance: why, it could well be a full 30 seconds or so before it has you on your feet! But that simple looping, chugging bassline is a call to the dancefloor if ever we heard one, and once the matching keys come in, at around the two-minute mark, it's game over. Coming a close second to the title track is 'Flower Press', an urgent, pulsating jam with an organ line that's positively straining at the leash, while disco-funker 'Like Electricity' and the slightly housier 'Shifting Sand' complete a very fine package.
BAN 020
17 Apr 20
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Beam EP
   
Echo The Love - (6:53) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Bubble - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Silent Caller - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
Beam - (6:30) 118 BPM
Review: The nu-disco scene's favourite Wookee, Chewy Rubs, has dedicated much more time to collaborations of late. He's already joined forces with Fingerman and North Laine, and here shares the results of studio time spent with the previously unheard M.O.K.E. There's much to set the pulse racing throughout, from the rolling nu-disco warmth of EP opener "Echo The Love", where bubbly electronic motifs and surging synth lines ride an elastic groove, to the weirdo vocals and disco-tech vibes of the rather ear-pleasing "Silent Caller". Best of all though is title track "Beam", a fine chunk of 21st century Italo-disco/house fusion full of sparkling refrains, sleazy analogue bass and dreamy, sun-kissed melodies.
BAN 019
27 Mar 20
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Vol 2
   
Night Cruising - (8:08) 120 BPM
   
Second Chance - (7:03) 118 BPM
   
Biological - (6:12) 116 BPM
   
Lovin U - (7:01) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: In between promoting the latest Star Wars flick and fighting the evil Empire, hairy re-editor Chewy Rubs has somehow found time to join forces with old pal North Laine for a second collaborative EP on Bandolier. They begin by offering a punchy instrumental take on Deodato's horn-heavy jazz-funk era gem "Night Cruiser" (here re-named "Night Cruising") before successfully looping up a soaring, over-the-top disco classic ("Second Chance"). "Biological" is a fine, floor-friendly revision of a lesser-known swamp funk gem, while closing cut "Lovin'U" is a slightly tooled-up version of a glassy-eyed '80s soul sing-along. As the old saying goes, this EP is "all killer, no filler".
BAN 018
20 Dec 19
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Barrio Fever
   
Barrio Fever - (5:15) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Not Whom You Seem - (7:32) 121 BPM
Review: Previously best known for offering up a handful of tasty singles on Sleazy Deep, Skeleton Keys pops up on Bandolier with a first solo single in almost 12 months. First up is "Barrio Fever", a wonderfully dubbed-out, bass-heavy and dancefloor-friendly revision of a much-loved disco-era chunk of Latin funk headiness. Skeleton keys has wisely retained many of the key original elements - think glistening guitar riffs, layered percussion and ear-catching horn motifs - while beefing up the bass and adding plenty of delay effects. "Not Whom You Seem" gives a similar sonic treatment to what sounds like an early 80s synth pop/AOR disco workout. It's good, though we still prefer "Barrio Fever".
BAN 017
06 Dec 19
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Burning Sun EP
   
Second Chance - (6:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burning Sun - (6:36) 117 BPM
   
Two Of Everything - (6:20) 112 BPM
   
Rounded Corners - (6:20) 122 BPM
Review: Ian Upfold's first two solo EPs on Bandolier were both rather impressive, so it's no surprise to find that his lasting outing is also packed to the rafters with synth-heavy, left of centre dancefloor treats. We're not quite sure whether they're re-edits or original tracks, but it many ways it doesn't matter; regardless, what you get is superb. Check first the off-kilter broken house beats, double-tracked bass (guitar/TB-303 style acid) and sparse but positive melodic elements of "Second Chance", before admiring the throbbing Italo-style arpeggio bass, droning electronics and heady chords of "Burning Sun". "Two of Everything" sounds like a bubbly Balearic cover of M's "Pop Musik" minus the vocals, while "Rounded Corners" is a chunky bounce through disco-house/deep house/gospel fusion.
BAN 016
22 Nov 19
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Power Tools EP
   
Disco Hook (original mix) - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Party Tool (Chewy Rubs G Funk Disco dub) - (4:48) 118 BPM
   
Garage Disco IV (original mix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
   
Hypnotizin' (Chewy Rubs Rollin Rub) - (5:31) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Tom Vine AKA Chewy Rubs fires forth four more salvoes from his disco machine gun. 'Disco Hook' gets the ball rolling, a lively affair that sports some killer space disco stabs and a looped "disco music" vocal, and that recalls Joey Negro's work with The Trammps. 'Party Tool (Chewy Rubs G-Funk Disco Dub)' is another one that doesn't take much explaining, given that the relevant keywords are right there in the title; ditto 'Garage Disco IV', which rocks a super-infectious bassline not dissimilar to last year's 'Sombrero' and old-school "jack!" vocal samples, while finally 'Hypnotizin', as you've probably already guessed, borrows from Raw Silk.
BAN 015
25 Oct 19
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Disco Quavers EP
   
Disco Quavers - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Theory Funker - (6:31) 118 BPM
   
Maintain The Groove - (7:36) 118 BPM
   
Maintain The Acid - (6:06) 118 BPM
Review: For those who didn't live through the '90s, it was once the done thing to refer to ravers by their rhyming slang title: "Quavers". Therefore this collaborative EP from Chewy Rubs and Fingerman is aimed fairly and squarely at disco ravers. The title track brilliantly sets the tone, peppering a low-slung disco-house groove with intergalactic electronics, echoing spoken word samples and delay-laden string stabs. "Theory Funker" is a lesson in disco-tech heaviness - all swirling samples and acid-fired electronics - while "Maintain the Groove" is a lolloping dance into hazy dub disco territory. The most "disco-rave" cut of all, though, is closer "Maintain The Acid", a mind-altering re-make of the above cut smothered in psychedelic TB-303 acid lines and echoing disco samples.
BAN 014
26 Jul 19
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Secret Combination EP
   
Secret Combination - (6:33) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Mover - (8:01) 112 BPM
   
Bouncy Castle - (7:25) 117 BPM
   
Lone Wolf - (7:00) 120 BPM
Review: We were genuinely impressed by Ian Upfold's first outing on Bandolier last December, so hopes are naturally high for this relatively speedy follow-up. There's a wonderfully languid but elastic feel to opener "Secret Combination", a jolly fusion of Italo-disco style bottom end and cheery nu-disco melodies. Upfold wraps his distinctively lo-fi synthesizer motifs around a slightly wonky, chugging mid-tempo groove on "The Mover", before moving towards breezier nu-disco/disco-house territory on the unflinchingly sunny "Bouncy Castle". If that's not enough to wet the whistle, the Brighton producer offers up a superb climax in the shape of the "Bladerunner"-era Vangelis inspired nu-disco bounce of "Lone Wolf".
BAN 013
07 Jun 19
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Furry Movers
   
Furry Mover (Chewy Rubs Future Boogie Bump) - (8:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Up Off Your Arse - (5:57) 118 BPM
   
Love Your Glow - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Get Enough - (7:44) 120 BPM
Review: The ever-prolific Chewy Rubs issues forth four more re-edited vintage dancefloor nuggets from his secret underground lair. The funk-fuelled boogie of 'Furry Mover' (a rework of One On One's 'Body Music' from 1981) opens proceedings, followed by 'Get Up Off Your Arse' (original source unknown), which has another big PHAT bassline, dramatic synth stabs and a western movie-like trumpet/bugle line. 'Love Your Glow' has an early 80s feel and much use of filters and FX, while completing the EP is 'Get Enough', a more smooth-rollin' affair that harks back to first-generation disco-house of the mid-90s.
BAN 012
10 May 19
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Hot 'N' Wet
   
Hot 'N' Wet - (7:23) 107 BPM
   
Who's Afraid Of Disko Dreng - (8:17) 118 BPM
   
I Do Anything - (7:15) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Bandolier presents a second salvo from fast-rising disco Jedi Double F.O.G, whose label debut last autumn remains one of the nascent imprint's strongest collections of cuts. Pleasingly, there's plenty to set the pulse racing this time round, too. Check first the hypnotic, mind-altering bump of "Hot & Wet", where punk-funk style sax loops and mangled vocalizations ride a rubbery mutant disco groove, before turning your attention to the electric piano-laden reggae-nu-disco fusion of "Who's Afraid of Disko Dreng", a wild but hugely attractive affair that defies easy categorization. Finally, the mysterious producer reaches for the cowbells on druggy and driving closer "I Do Anything", a throbbing late night fusion of angular arpeggio bass, mind-altering motifs and dreamy chords.
BAN 011
05 Apr 19
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Disco Habana EP
   
Disco Habana - (7:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nuances - (6:23) 111 BPM
   
Nuances (Chewy Rubs Breakers Dozen dub) - (8:42) 116 BPM
Review: The clue's in the title with this latest from UK label Bandolier, as Irish producer Richards serves up three slices of Latin-tinged disco. 'Disco Habana' itself is a midtempo, shuffling affair with a fluttering, insistent flamenco guitar line by way of a lead, augmented by female "yeah-yeahs" and the occasional space disco stab. 'Nuances', which follows, is more of a straight-up looping funk groove with a spoken male "I just finally feel I belong somewhere, you know?" vocal sample. Label boss Chewy Rubs then completes the EP with his Breakers Dozen Rub of the latter, which is a little more in-your-face sonically.
BAN 010
01 Mar 19
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Laine Rubs Vol 1
   
Feel How You Love - (6:32) 118 BPM
   
DehctiwS - (6:48) 118 BPM
   
Lets Take A Ride - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
Sombrero - (6:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Four more vintage gems get a 21st Century makeover on this joint EP from North Laine and the ever-prolific Chewy Rubs. First up is a faithful refresh of Sharon Redd's Prelude classic 'Love How You Feel', which lets Redd's spirited vocal do the heavy lifting. Then there's 'DehctiwS', a beefed-up take on an unknown disco/boogie nugget, followed by 'Let's Take A Ride', wherein Fat Larry's Band's 'Center City' gets a glitzy, shmaltzy reboot. But the MVP award goes to 'Sombrero', which is as infectious and irresistible a slice of stomping, piano- and flute-sprinkled Latin disco as you're likely to come across this year.
BAN 009
01 Feb 19
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30 & Rolling EP
   
30 & Rolling - (5:39) 109 BPM
   
Sick Day Jam - (6:56) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love's Gonna Get You - (7:34) 117 BPM
   
Natural High - (7:18) 120 BPM
Review: Synth-y, squelchy contemporary disco bordering on slo-mo house is the order of the day on this four-tracker from rising Brighton producer Ian Upfold. '30 & Rolling' itself foregrounds a hefty walking b-line and Flat Eric-ish wobbles, while 'Sick Day Jam' contains nods to both early prog ? la Guerrilla Records and 80s electro. 'Love's Gonna Get You' then delves into the mists of time for inspiration and comes out clutching a famous Jocelyn Brown vocal from 1987, before 'Natural High' adds a little Balearic flavour with its Italo-house piano and sampled, spoken self-help vocal.
BAN 008
14 Dec 18
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Shaken Not Stirred EP
   
Take My Love (Chewy Rubs Deep Disco Vox) - (7:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love A Groove (Chewy Rubs Extended-It) - (8:42) 116 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs & Moke - "Garage Disco III" - (9:04) 120 BPM
   
Rake The Moon (Chewy Rubs Space Dust Rub) - (7:07) 118 BPM
Review: Like fictional super-spy James Bond, Chewy Rubs prefers his re-edits "Shaken Not Stirred". "Took My Love Away (Chewy Rubs Deep Disco Vox"), the opening cut from the Star Wars-loving producer's latest EP, is every bit as potent and tipsy as a pint of Vodka Martini, with deliciously glassy-eyed female vocal snippets rising above a loopy disco-house groove. Similarly impressive is chugging, mind-altering throb-job "Love A Groove (Chewy Rubs Extend-it)", where spacey synthesizer arpeggio lines and quirky vocal samples rise above a pulsating, mid-'80s dancefloor groove. Elsewhere, "Garage Disco III" is a electric piano-heavy revision of a mid-80s NYC house jam rearranged in cahoots with pal Moke, while "Rake The Moon (Chewy Rubs Space Dust Rub)" is a creepy, ever-growing, house-friendly tweak of a weirdo space disco workout.
BAN 007
09 Nov 18
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Death Star Disco
   
Death Star Express - (6:24) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
R2 Disco - (6:44) 112 BPM
   
Who's Your Daddy? - (5:38) 118 BPM
   
It's Time To Go - (7:07) 118 BPM
Review: The force is strong in this debut E.P from Double F.O.G, a debutant nu-disco Jedi operating from Bandolier's hidden base on Tatooine. The intergalactic action begins with "Death Star Express", which is the kind of all-electronic, synthesizer-heavy nu-disco workout that would get storm troopers hot under the collar at Darth Vader's bi-weekly discoid rave-ups. Despite the presence of chunkier, house style beats, "R2 Disco" has a more classic synth-disco feel, with swirling electronic strings and Clavinet lines combining to impressive effect. "Who's Your Daddy?" is an even more driving, funk-fuelled affair full of elastic synth-bass, vocoder vocals and bubbly melodies, while the heavier but similarly minded closer "It's Time To Go" sounds like it was created to get Ewoks break-dancing at their regular forest jams.
BAN 006
28 Sep 18
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Wiggle Juice
   
Garage Disco II - (6:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chewy Rubs & Moke - "Control Z" - (6:08) 119 BPM
   
I Didn't Know - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Hanging By A String - (4:45) 118 BPM
Review: Since launching the Bandolier digi-label earlier this year, hairy scalpel sort Chewy Rubs has served up some seriously fine cuts. Predictably, there's plenty more dancefloor gold to be found on the rework Wookie's latest four-track missive. "Garage Disco II", a rolling peak-time sequel that wraps new synth parts and sampled disco orchestration around a seriously muscular, shirts-off peak-time groove, sets the tone, before our hero joins forces with Moke for the disco-fied deep house roll of "Control Z". He returns to straight re-edit pastures on the fiendishly heavy, low-slung dub disco pump of "I Didn't Know", while "Hanging By A String" is a wonderfully cheery and sun-kissed exploration of orchestral disco pastures.
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31 Aug 18
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Slices From Devices
   
Chewy Rubs - "Garage Disco" (Chewy Rubs dub) - (8:37) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chewy Rubs & Moke - "Keep Improving On" (Bubble dub) - (7:20) 120 BPM
   
Chewy Rubs - "Somebody That Loves You" (T&B Perc dub) - (6:22) 117 BPM
Review: Hirsure, Star Wars-loving scalpel fiend Chewy Rubs is one of the disco scene's more reliable re-editors. Over the years, he's delivered superb floor-friendly re-rubs for most of the scene's most checked labels, often prioritizing percussive grooves and low-slung basslines. That's exactly what you get with "Garage Disco (Chewy Rubs Dub)", the opening gambit from the disco Wookie's latest EP. The track is built around heavy, rubbery punk-funk style bass, dense pots-and-pans percussion and some mind-altering dub effects, but retains a strong link with peak-time dancefloors throughout. Elsewhere, Moke lends a hand on the driving, dub disco-meets-disco-house bounce of "Keep Improving On (Bubble Dub)", while "Somebody That Loves You (T&B Perc Dub)" is low-slung, bass-heavy dub disco delight.
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18 May 18
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Boogie Bigness
   
Funky Musik - (5:55) 112 BPM
   
I Get Satisfied - (5:55) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boogie Bigness - (5:12) 114 BPM
Review: The Chuggin Edits crew is renowned for serving up, well, chugging disco reworks. We were a little surprised, then, when we discovered that they've pushed up the tempo a little on this latest Bandolier excursion. This is not a criticism, though, because all three tracks hit the spot. We're particularly enjoying "I Get Satisfied", a bouncy, brilliantly edited and subtly tooled-up version of a jazz guitar and Hammond organ-powered funk workout slightly reminiscent of Mr Scruff's "Get a Move On". Elsewhere, "Boogie Business" is a densely percussive, trumpet-heavy jazz-funk-neets-disco-house slammer, while "Funky Music" is a hazy, flute-heavy chunk of summery, mid-tempo bliss.
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20 Apr 18
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Five-O Disco
   
Here Come's The Law (Rollin dub mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
The Game (original mix) - (6:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Some Lovin' (Disco dub mix) - (6:36) 122 BPM
   
Doing It Tonight (original mix) - (8:00) 120 BPM
Review: Hairy heroics: Chewy returns to the controls of his own new label Bandolier with four more expert edits. "Here Comes The Law" struts with brilliant momentum that's both gradual and dynamic before paying off with big funk sleaze. Elsewhere "The Game" is more of a hip-slinker with its trouser dropping slinky bassline, alluring percussion and sexual come-from-nowhere sax antics while "Get Some Lovin'" is the ultimate soaking wet chugger with lolloping slap-bass and classic loopy discoid vocal shots. Finally "Doing It Tonight" goes back to the source with brazen orchestral blasts over an addictive stripped back groove before dropping into a very well-known hook mid-way. The perfect tool for the best creative DJs, Chewy's got you covered.
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30 Mar 18
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Volume 1
   
Baby Get Down - (5:58) 114 BPM
   
Disco Chicago - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
Strange Love - (8:19) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chewy Rubs & Charles Christian - "Watch Out" - (5:48) 118 BPM
Review: Britain's premier disco wookie, Chewy Rubs, has decided to launch his own label, Bandolier Records. Here, he delivers the debut release, an enjoyable mixture of original tracks and sneaky, peak-time re-edits. He begins with the mid-tempo throb of "Baby Get Down", a colourful, bass-heavy fusion of hip-house, boogie and warehouse-friendly deep house, before charging towards peak-time via the classic disco/sparkling nu-disco fusion of "Disco Chicago". "Strange Love" is a pulsating, mind-altering re-edit rich in heavy bass, rising orchestration and cut-up freestyle vocal samples, while fine closer "Watch Out" (co-produced by Charles Christian) sits somewhere between hypnotic, Afro-tinged house and Clavinet-sporting disco-chug.

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19 Jan 18
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