The Mysterious Cities Of Delay (original mix) - (8:35) 120 BPM
   
Boozefinger (original mix) - (5:54) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sooper Noodle (original mix) - (5:22) 120 BPM
BE 002.
24 Jun 02
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Duke - (7:26) 113 BPM
   
Mr Parker - (5:43) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spinner - (7:00) 117 BPM
BE 004
07 Dec 02
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lubritz (original mix) - (6:26) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Farout (original mix) - (7:25) 124 BPM
   
Nail Graf (original mix) - (10:45) 123 BPM
BFK 019
01 May 06
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Eee (original mix) - (1:36) 140 BPM
   
Dressing (original mix) - (6:57) 123 BPM
   
Jino (original mix) - (3:54) 122 BPM
   
Easy Altz (original mix) - (6:13) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sky (original mix) - (3:48) 114 BPM
   
Farout (original mix) - (7:22) 124 BPM
   
Tune In (original mix) - (5:47) 123 BPM
   
Lubritz (original mix) - (6:17) 122 BPM
   
Nail Graf (original mix) - (10:39) 123 BPM
   
Esmola Amigo (original mix) - (5:04) 122 BPM
   
Sof 4 (original mix) - (4:47) 120 BPM
   
Everything Is Ok (original mix) - (5:16) 105 BPM
   
Yoyi (original mix) - (3:16) 108 BPM
BFKCD 001
17 Mar 06
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Theme From Another World (part 1) - (2:15) 123 BPM
   
Caravan - (3:20) 120 BPM
   
Disco Ritmo - (4:46) 121 BPM
   
Brown Sugar Jam - (5:37) 112 BPM
   
Theme From Another World (part 2) - (8:19) 120 BPM
   
Secret Carnival (short) - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Gipsy Dream - (7:05) 118 BPM
   
Got The Flavor - (4:58) 115 BPM
   
Sultano - (7:15) 119 BPM
   
1979 - (10:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Acid Test - (6:19) 104 BPM
   
Theme From Another World (part 3) - (1:22) 126 BPM
   
You See Light, I See Dark (long) - (7:27) 116 BPM
   
Heavy Water - (6:35) 120 BPM
   
Corridor - (5:39) 119 BPM
   
Happy Days - (4:57) 97 BPM
   
Intercity - (7:14) 91 BPM
   
Into The Void - (9:13) 118 BPM
   
In A Blue Dream - (6:57) 120 BPM
   
Above The Cornerstore - (5:45) 117 BPM
   
1978 - (5:33) 111 BPM
   
Under The Bridge - (6:46) 73 BPM
BFKCD 009
19 Apr 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lagos Tahoe - (5:25) 115 BPM
   
Lagos Tahoe (Leftside Wobble remix) - (5:43) 119 BPM
   
Lagos Tahoe (Al Kent remix) - (7:45) 115 BPM
   
Lagos Tahoe (Frank Agrario remix) - (6:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lagos Tahoe (Mushrooms Project remix) - (10:57) 111 BPM
BFK 059
09 Sep 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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City Of The Dead - (3:34) 89 BPM
   
Zombie Nations - (4:10) 120 BPM
   
Winka Wonka - (5:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Afro Sundays - (4:31) 78 BPM
   
The Grey Booze - (3:48) 106 BPM
   
Chic Disco - (5:05) 110 BPM
   
Fishsticks - (4:12) 105 BPM
   
The Snatch - (5:25) 115 BPM
   
Lagos Tahoe - (5:25) 115 BPM
Review: Sometimes the myth of a band is better than the reality. This may be the case with fuzzy post-punk-meets-Afro-disco three-piece The Bank. According to Bear Funk's press blurb, the band moved to Lagos to play weddings, and Upper Class, their debut full-length, features "lost recordings". In fact, they're a trio from Bologna. Music, they sit in their own odd space, somewhere between post-punk groovery, baggy indie and decidedly loose afro-funk. It's a good combination, musically, and comes loaded with plenty of sneaky, tongue in cheek humour. Critically, there are also some real gems on Upper Class, with the cheapskate spy chase vibes of "The Snatch" (snigger) and wonky "Zombie Nation" standing out.
BFKLP 024
09 Jul 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tower Of Power - (7:26) 116 BPM
   
Tower Of Power (The Main Stem remix) - (10:06) 116 BPM
   
Hold Your Horses - (6:43) 119 BPM
   
Come Back To Me - (7:02) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Californian producer The Beat Broker has always been one of the more reliable names in the cosmic side of nu-disco. His productions are, naturally, heavily electronic, but have a wide-eyed druggy feel that makes them particularly attractive. "Tower of Power", his second single for Stevie Kotey's Bear Funk imprint, offers more stargazing electronic disco. The title track, all alien synths, tumbling chords and hissing drum machine grooves, is particularly good, with the Main Stem's accompanying remix - which adds some tasty percussion and stretches out the track to ten mesmerising minutes - is even better. The breezy, dreamy "Hold Your Horses" - wall of sound nu-disco with a jaunty groove - is also superb, as is the grandiose Balearic blast of "Come Back To Me".
BFK 063
24 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Beat To The Street - (5:56) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deep Breath - (5:59) 120 BPM
   
Energy - (6:14) 118 BPM
   
High Life - (6:24) 100 BPM
   
Summer In A Day - (6:15) 110 BPM
   
Departure - (6:15) 112 BPM
   
Believe It - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
New Visions - (6:27) 122 BPM
   
Rolling Thunder - (8:08) 120 BPM
BFKLP 025
13 May 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Witches Crew - (3:04) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vampire State Building - (5:53) 110 BPM
   
Where The Angels Fear To Tread - (2:45) 134 BPM
   
Any Soul You Could Buy - (3:24) 96 BPM
   
Miss Morgue - (2:26) 110 BPM
   
Feed Your Demons - (4:50) 101 BPM
   
Blood Supreme - (3:37) 80 BPM
   
Slash Me Tender - (2:46) 102 BPM
   
Surrender To The Shadows - (3:46) 110 BPM
   
Permanent Midnight - (2:45) 93 BPM
BFKCD 013
06 Sep 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back From Mystery City - (4:29) 115 BPM
   
Hurt Me - (4:25) 88 BPM
   
A Darker Shade Of Noir - (2:52) 87 BPM
   
Nights Are So Long - (2:40)
   
Beautiful Addiction - (4:03) 133 BPM
   
Every Wild Desire - (3:29) 89 BPM
   
The Weight Of Darkness - (4:19) 133 BPM
   
Early Dawn Bites & Electric Spirits - (3:09) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deadlier Than Love - (3:20) 112 BPM
   
Far From The City Lights - (4:09) 111 BPM
BFKCD 022
19 Mar 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back From Mystery City (Subterranean version) - (5:32)
   
Beautiful Addiction (Self Destruction version) - (4:44)
   
Witches Crew (Mater Suspiriorum version) - (1:34) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blood Supreme (Prague Symphony orchestra version) - (3:26)
   
A Darker Shade Of Noir (Bad Mojo version) - (2:53)
   
Surrender To The Shadows (Orchestra From Nowhere version) - (1:55)
   
Permanent Midnight (Noir Swing version) - (2:03)
   
The Weight Of Darkness (Nocturno version) - (3:26)
   
Miss Morgue (Deep Red version) - (1:47)
   
Vampire State Building (White Light-White Heat-White Noise version) - (5:18)
BFKCD 028
21 Jan 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Disco For The Devil (Faze Action remix) - (6:07) 128 BPM
   
Disco For The Devil (In Flagranti mix) - (6:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Disco For The Devil (Sare Havlicek remix) - (5:25) 128 BPM
   
Disco For The Devil (Telonius remix) - (6:21) 123 BPM
   
Disco For The Devil (original instrumental mix) - (5:07) 128 BPM
   
Planeti (extended mix) - (6:16) 127 BPM
BFK 042
09 Nov 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco For The Devil - (5:07) 128 BPM
   
Sciarando El Scuro - (6:04) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cosmic Pizza - (7:41) 126 BPM
   
Bianca - (5:48) 120 BPM
BFK 043
08 Jun 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Horror Disco - (6:03) 126 BPM
   
Theme From St Mark 30124 - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
No Static - (5:10) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Disco For The Devil - (5:07) 128 BPM
   
Auricola Judae - (5:05) 111 BPM
   
Venezia Violenta - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
Sciarando El Scuro - (6:04) 121 BPM
   
Magnetic Cat - (5:37) 127 BPM
   
Slashdance - (5:06) 120 BPM
   
Mary Lewis - (5:57) 115 BPM
   
Roger Bacon - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Bianca - (5:00) 120 BPM
   
Undercover Monkey - (6:11) 127 BPM
   
Endless Mother - (5:34) 110 BPM
BFKCD 007
06 Jul 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Bottin - "Parody" - (13:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bottin & Rodion - "Progresso" - (5:24) 120 BPM
Played by: Richard Rossa
Review: It was on Bear Funk label that Bottin made his debut back in 2009. Ever since, he's saved much of his best material for Steve Kotey's lauded imprint. Although this is his first missive on the label since 2013, it happily contains some killer material. 13-minute opener "Parody" is certainly special, with waves of bubbling, almost Balearic synthesizers riding a chunky, low-slung, Italo influenced groove. It builds slowly, coming to a climax with three minutes of acid-flecked madness. Flip to the virtual B-side for "Progresso", a hook-up with old pal Rodion that somehow feels breezier despite the presence of spitting electronics and some killer analogue synthesizers
BFK 064
30 Mar 15
Deep House
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Lies - (3:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flow Of Persuasion - (8:07) 124 BPM
   
Poison Within (feat Steve Strange) - (4:12) 121 BPM
   
Lust For Deception - (6:10) 118 BPM
   
Bottin/Rodion - "All For One" - (4:39) 120 BPM
   
Plastic Forgery - (5:09) 124 BPM
   
Dirty Continuum - (6:55) 126 BPM
   
Spacetime Syndrome - (5:51) 115 BPM
   
Lies (feat Lavinia Claws - reprise) - (4:08) 118 BPM
BFKCD 031
02 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Poison Within (album version) - (4:12) 121 BPM
   
Poison Within (Mason's Methylpenthynol remix) - (5:32) 126 BPM
   
Poison Within (Bottin's Neon dub) - (4:12) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Poison Within (instrumental) - (4:12) 121 BPM
   
Poison Within (radio edit) - (3:28) 121 BPM
Played by: Richard Rossa
Review: Putting the Italo back into disco, Venice-based Bottin's been on a serious mission throughout 2014. His album Punica Fides has been received in every possible corner a glitterball can reach (and beyond) and this hook-up with legendary Visage singer Steve Strange is something of a coup-de-grace, tying new wave tendrils across three decades with consummate ease. The original struts with focus as Steve's distinctive tones unravel themselves between spiky leads and soft, emotional chords. Mason are the ideal remixers; champions of the original electrohouse sound, they've given the original a packet of steroids so strong your eyes are 20 times more muscular reading this description.
BFK 062
04 Aug 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Svolvar (original) - (7:49) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Artic Floors (original) - (9:06) 120 BPM
   
Teate (original) - (7:32) 122 BPM
   
Curcuma (original) - (7:00) 122 BPM
   
Up To Skyrocket (original) - (9:27) 128 BPM
   
Waves (original) - (6:51) 96 BPM
   
Sunset On Cienfuegos (original) - (6:54) 120 BPM
   
Rego-Dancer (Leo's Revenge) (original) - (7:07) 120 BPM
   
Wondering (original) - (6:11) 120 BPM
   
Spacewalk (original) - (6:53) 120 BPM
BFKCD 004
17 Nov 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Curcuma - (6:59) 122 BPM
   
Wondering - (6:14) 120 BPM
   
Waves (Max Essa remix) - (8:29) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BFK 031
21 Jul 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Angel Dust Swan Dive (original mix) - (7:26) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Being (original mix) - (6:09) 124 BPM
BFK 012
01 Feb 05
Disco/Nu-Disco
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A Cambria Heights Affair (original mix) - (9:37) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lucidia (original mix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
BFK 024
19 Mar 07
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Oh Uiba (In Flagranti remix) - (5:43) 122 BPM
   
Fantasmi (Mock & Toof remix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
   
Pericoloso (Daniel Maloso remix) - (6:10) 118 BPM
   
Silver Mountains (Emperor Machine Special re-extended mix) - (11:17) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Killer remix package of oddball Italian outfit Clap Rules featuring remixes from modern disco deities In Flagranti, Mock & Toof, Daniel Maloso and Emperor Machine. First up In Flagranti turn "Oh Uiba" into the kind of stop-start arpeggiated throbber last heard on their brilliant edit of Diana Ross. Mock & Toof - who once upon a time released some excellent Clap Rules material on their now defunct Tiny Sticks label - give "Fantasmi" a slow, sleazy robotoic overhaul, while "Pericoloso" gets a loose limbed Italo tweak by Mr Maloso and the Emperor Machine round off a killer package in appropriate fashion, turning "Silver Mountains" a frankly epic 11-minute extended mix.
BFK 054
07 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Silver Mountains - (5:42) 90 BPM
   
Get Excited - (4:16) 100 BPM
   
Fantasmi - (5:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pericoloso - (5:40) 115 BPM
   
Golden Hands - (1:30) 95 BPM
   
Oh Uiba - (5:18) 110 BPM
   
Azzardo - (6:37) 123 BPM
   
Aria Tre - (2:32) 97 BPM
   
Approccio - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
Ecoteca - (1:22) 110 BPM
Played by: Marc Houle
Review: This debut album from Fabrizio Mammarella's oddly-named Clap Rules trio offers a quirky, offbeat take on electrofunk that's hard to pin down. While there are distinct acid house, dub disco, Italo-disco, P-funk and synth-pop influences, for the most part Golden Hands offers a talkbox/vocoder-heavy fusion of Krystal Klear/Chromeo-ish 80s boogie revivalism and oddball Italian disco-pop. While that may seem on paper like a recipe for audio gorgonzola, it's actually rather splendid. Musically, there's an excellent balance between cheeky dancefloor funk, wonky electronic workouts and lazy, semi-Balearic synthscapes. As a result, the album simply flies by.
BFKCD 019
04 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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David Coleman - "Coleman's Cantina" - (6:07) 128 BPM
   
Stranger - "Birthday Song" - (2:01) 131 BPM
   
Stranger - "Doin' It" - (6:24) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Foolish Fellas - "The Scut" - (6:19) 120 BPM
BE 001
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mystery Guest (Darkfader's Darklord dub) - (8:06) 125 BPM
   
Tear Up (original mix) - (6:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Richard Rossa
BFK 015
01 Jun 05
Disco/Nu-Disco
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What The Fuck Do You Want With Us, Earthlings - (4:43) 110 BPM
   
Mermaids Of Lunaris - (4:21) 106 BPM
   
Escape From Martius 42 - (5:28) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BFK 029
17 Mar 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Whoops! Wrong Planet (original) - (5:04) 89 BPM
   
Secretly Mercurian (original) - (6:13) 130 BPM
   
Weightlessmotionless (original) - (6:14) 110 BPM
   
What The Fuck Do You Want With Us Earthlings? (original) - (4:42) 110 BPM
   
I'm So Silver (original) - (5:39) 116 BPM
   
Mermaids Of Lunaris (original) - (4:22) 106 BPM
   
Where Were You In 5079 (original) - (3:52) 114 BPM
   
Lost In My Room (original) - (7:01) 91 BPM
   
Escape From Martius 42 (original) - (5:28) 125 BPM
   
Pretty Radiant (original) - (6:45) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Eau De Space N 5 (original) - (4:59) 120 BPM
BFKCD 003
29 Sep 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Where Were You In 5079? (original) - (3:52) 114 BPM
   
Where Were You In 5079? (Toby Tobias dub) - (5:52) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Where Were You In 5079? (Toby Tobias Proton mix) - (10:48) 123 BPM
BE 018
09 Jun 07
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The Bush (original mix) - (7:48) 123 BPM
   
Second Moon (original mix) - (7:10) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brainzoo (original mix) - (5:45) 81 BPM
BFK 002
01 May 03
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The Bush (Theo 2) - (9:20) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In The Bush (Theo beats) - (5:24) 117 BPM
Played by: The Zars
BFK 005
01 Dec 03
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The Bush - (7:48) 123 BPM
   
Second Moon - (7:10) 123 BPM
   
Brainzoo - (5:45) 80 BPM
BFK 002
01 May 03
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Done Did It (original mix) - (5:24) 119 BPM
   
The One Spot (original mix) - (6:28) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deco Drive (original mix) - (7:00) 116 BPM
BFK 025
15 Mar 07
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Drive Time (original) - (7:42) 110 BPM
   
Back To The Beach (John Daly remix) - (7:58) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BFK 037
09 Feb 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back To The Beach - (6:49) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dead Acrobat - (5:22) 95 BPM
   
Telepath - (8:02) 105 BPM
Played by: The Beat Broker
BFK 030
21 Apr 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Guess You Get A Tan In California - (6:08) 108 BPM
   
Aztec - (8:56) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lotion - (6:40) 100 BPM
   
After The Orgy - (4:28) 75 BPM
   
Lamma Island, 5AM - (4:14) 96 BPM
BE 014
10 Jan 06
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Moonlight & A New Direction - (5:39) 112 BPM
   
White Shoes, Blue Dreams - (5:39) 105 BPM
   
El Pilota - (4:39) 111 BPM
   
Glass Bottomed Boats - (3:27) 99 BPM
   
One Night Out Of Seven - (3:54) 115 BPM
   
Saturation (dub) - (5:39) 108 BPM
   
We Can Run - (5:42) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Naked Horse Back Rider - (5:18) 96 BPM
   
Wrong Villa - (4:45) 95 BPM
   
Enoshima Mon Amor - (4:40) 95 BPM
   
Mirage - (4:19) 110 BPM
   
Love On The Water - (5:38) 112 BPM
Played by: Max Essa
BFKCD 012
18 Oct 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slo-Mo Sapien (original) - (6:29) 85 BPM
   
Nightbeat (original) - (5:51) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Telepath (original) - (8:07) 105 BPM
   
Back To The Beach (original) - (6:50) 112 BPM
   
Rooftop Rendez Vous (original) - (7:53) 112 BPM
   
Cycle Ride (original) - (3:52) 92 BPM
   
I Guess You Get A Tan In California (original) - (6:01) 108 BPM
   
Drivetime (original) - (7:36) 110 BPM
   
Pagoda (original) - (5:19) 103 BPM
   
Emotional Athlete (original) - (6:32) 100 BPM
   
Dead Acrobat (original) - (5:24) 95 BPM
   
Lamma Island, 5 AM (original) - (4:15) 96 BPM
Played by: The Beat Broker
BFKCD 005
20 Mar 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Midnight & A New Direction (Special dub mix) - (5:40) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Midnight & A New Direction (Visti & Meyland remix) - (6:29) 93 BPM
   
One Night Out Of Seven (12'' dub mix) - (6:03) 115 BPM
   
Glass Bottomed Boats (12'' mix) - (8:06) 108 BPM
Review: On this sparkling EP, a selection of cuts from nu-disco adventurer Max Essa's White Shoes Blue Dreams album get a dancefloor makeover. Aside from a wonderful slo-mo chugger from Eskimo Recordings veterans Visti & Meyland (think dubbed-out nu-disco with a vaguely Balearic shimmer), Essa handles remixing duties himself. This works particularly well on the special dub version of "Midnight & A New Direction", which just bristles with authentic 80s dub disco percussion, clipped guitars and heavyweight electric bass. Opener "Glass Bottomed Boat" is worth a look, too, if only for the Gino Soccio-ish backing groove and kaleidoscopic melodies.
BFK 052
07 Feb 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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White Shoes Blue Dreams (original mix) - (5:22) 105 BPM
   
White Shoes Blue Dreams (Roberto Auser remix) - (6:15) 110 BPM
   
White Shoes Blue Dreams (Marbella mix) - (7:45) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BFK 049
23 Aug 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Coast To Coast (Heading East) - (8:11) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Coast To Coast (Disco Doubles remix) - (7:22) 109 BPM
Played by: Tronik Youth, Cyclist
Review: Bear Funk's Japan-based international correspondent Max Essa may be positioned in Tokyo, but judging by his music, his heart is firmly under a palm tree, somewhere in Miami (preferably in 1985). Although the two mixes here of "Coast To Coast" take different directions, they both originate from the same roots in the funkier end of Italo disco. The Heading East mix is deliciously melancholic beach side funk; in the vein of cult Italo hit KKK by Gang. Disco Doubles however channel the Human League's "Seconds" on their mix before elevating the tune into an epic, trancey Jan Hammer-style whitewash. Gorgeous.
BFK 060
07 Oct 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Last Chance For Love (Sand Dune mix) - (6:12) 100 BPM
   
Coast To Coast (Heading East) - (8:11) 108 BPM
   
Stupid Smile (Sunset Party dub) - (5:42) 111 BPM
   
Unstoppable (extended instrumental mix) - (6:26) 108 BPM
   
Asleep At The Wheel (Sunset mix) - (4:46) 100 BPM
   
Won Ton Sunrise (12'' mix) - (6:29) 110 BPM
   
Life Times - (5:07) 118 BPM
   
Cactus Time Frame (Jingumae version) - (7:26) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Take My Hand (Sunset mix) - (5:54) 89 BPM
   
Trust The Wind (long version) - (5:58) 105 BPM
   
Back To Blue (Den-en-Toshi Narcolepsy mix) - (3:43) 100 BPM
   
Fifth Of The Eighth (extended version) - (6:14) 112 BPM
Review: There's always been something decidedly Balearic about the productions of Tokyo-based Brit abroad Max Essa, but on this fifth full-length for Stevie Kotey's Bear Funk label he's really pushed the boat out (presumably into the Mediterranean Sea). Beginning with the silly, sun-kissed, Hong Kong Syndikat-ish Balearic-pop of "Asleep at the Wheel", Won Ton Sunrise offers a wide-eyed saunter through hazy, sun-kissed, slightly eccentric pastures. Along the way, he turns his hand to Vangelis-ish dreaminess (the excellent title track), eccentric, offbeat new wave ("Take My Hand"), stylized Italo-pop ("Stupid Smile") and piano-laden instrumental pop ("Back To Blue"). The album's finest moment, "Cactus Time Frame", even has echoes of Mandy Smith's Balearic classic, "I Just Can't Wait".
BFKCD 030
12 Aug 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Asleep At The Wheel - (5:16) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Back To Blue - (3:15) 100 BPM
   
Won Ton Sunrise - (4:14) 108 BPM
   
Unstoppable - (4:00) 105 BPM
   
Cactus Time Frame - (4:35) 108 BPM
   
Take My Hand - (4:59) 89 BPM
   
Trust The Wind - (5:01) 105 BPM
   
Last Chance For Love - (3:57) 100 BPM
   
Stupid Smile - (3:44) 111 BPM
   
Fifth Of The Eighth - (4:22) 112 BPM
Review: There's always been something decidedly Balearic about the productions of Tokyo-based Brit abroad Max Essa, but on this fifth full-length for Stevie Kotey's Bear Funk label he's really pushed the boat out (presumably into the Mediterranean Sea). Beginning with the silly, sun-kissed, Hong Kong Syndikat-ish Balearic-pop of "Asleep at the Wheel", Won Ton Sunrise offers a wide-eyed saunter through hazy, sun-kissed, slightly eccentric pastures. Along the way, he turns his hand to Vangelis-ish dreaminess (the excellent title track), eccentric, offbeat new wave ("Take My Hand"), stylized Italo-pop ("Stupid Smile") and piano-laden instrumental pop ("Back To Blue"). The album's finest moment, "Cactus Time Frame", even has echoes of Mandy Smith's Balearic classic, "I Just Can't Wait".
BFKLP 026
27 May 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Won Ton Sunrise (12" version) - (6:29) 110 BPM
   
Won Ton Sunrise (Kim & Buran Sunseeker remix) - (4:08) 120 BPM
   
Won Ton Sunrise (Easy M remix) - (4:39) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Won Ton Sunrise (Kim & Buran Moonseeker remix) - (3:36) 120 BPM
Review: There's always been something decidedly Balearic about the productions of Tokyo-based Brit abroad Max Essa, but on this fifth full-length for Stevie Kotey's Bear Funk label he's really pushed the boat out (presumably into the Mediterranean Sea). Beginning with the silly, sun-kissed, Hong Kong Syndikat-ish Balearic-pop of "Asleep at the Wheel", Won Ton Sunrise offers a wide-eyed saunter through hazy, sun-kissed, slightly eccentric pastures. Along the way, he turns his hand to Vangelis-ish dreaminess (the excellent title track), eccentric, offbeat new wave ("Take My Hand"), stylized Italo-pop ("Stupid Smile") and piano-laden instrumental pop ("Back To Blue"). The album's finest moment, "Cactus Time Frame", even has echoes of Mandy Smith's Balearic classic, "I Just Can't Wait".
BFK 058
19 Aug 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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A Place - (4:34) 100 BPM
   
Float - (6:02) 96 BPM
   
Stationary - (5:24) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
From Out There - (5:34) 110 BPM
   
Decadance - (8:10) 115 BPM
   
Lapa - (7:01) 115 BPM
   
Venetian Mask - (6:05) 117 BPM
   
Scraps - (4:59) 121 BPM
   
Tropics - (7:45) 118 BPM
   
Blooming - (5:28) 114 BPM
   
Suspended Animation - (4:49) 118 BPM
   
Hang On - (8:03) 114 BPM
BFKLP 027
11 Feb 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Decadance - (8:10) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Decadance (Max Essa remix) - (6:03) 115 BPM
BFK 057
10 Dec 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Riviera's Boogie - (5:28) 120 BPM
   
Riviera's Boogie (Goat Dance Phazer Gun dub) - (6:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BFK 033
30 Jun 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Country Clonk 2004 (original) - (5:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Country Clonk (Faderflippers remix) - (6:07) 126 BPM
   
Country Clonk (Lindstrom remix) - (11:29) 118 BPM
BFK 004
01 Jul 04
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sizzle - (7:13) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
High Voltage - (5:56) 112 BPM
   
Zap Pow - (5:15) 116 BPM
BE 011
02 Jan 06
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The System (special 12" overload) - (8:33) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In The System (Loggaphon remix) - (7:31) 118 BPM
BE 015
01 Dec 06
Disco/Nu-Disco
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