25 Jul 16
Pushin' On (Eli Escobar remix) - (7:27) 118 BPM
Pushin' On (Vhyce remix) - (6:14) 118 BPM
Pushin' On - (6:54) 118 BPM
La Cupola - (5:52) 118 BPM
Review: Daniel Solar's hook-up with longtime pal Andi De Luxe was one of the undoubted highlights of his 2015 debut full-length, Rubicon. Here, the superb original - an undulating, bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed trip into deep house/disco fusion - is joined by two new remixes. Fast-rising production starlet Eli Escobar steps up first, dragging the track further into dreamy, U.S style deep house territory whilst retaining the original's deliciously elastic bassline. Vhyce sticks closer to the original, adding some well-placed filters for extra disco-house pleasure. There's also a rather tasty bonus cut in the shape of "La Cupola", where razor-sharp disco samples, sustained note strings and twinkling pianos ride an extra-percussive house groove.
20 May 13
Faith (LeSale remix) - (6:51) 119 BPM
Faith (Hannes Fischer remix) - (7:00) 121 BPM
Walk On Us (Marc Poppcke remix) - (7:30) 120 BPM
Review: Through the medium of his Dikso imprint, Daniel Solar unveils these remixes of label stalwarts Robeto Calzetta and Twin Soul (aka Remco Custers - with a name like that why change it?!). On to the music and "Faith" gets a soft n smooth Mediterranean house workover by LeSale and a thick n creamy minimal house whisk up by Hannes Fischer. Elsewhere "Walk On Us" gets a muscular electro-house pump up by Marc Poppke.
04 Feb 13
Review: Dikso boss Daniel Solar presents this acclaimed label's 11th outing and its first of 2013: a three tracker from rising Dutch duo Roberto Calzetta and Remco Custers (aka Twin Soul, but with a name like that he didn't really need to change it). "Faith" is an infectious foray into the world of bouncy electro-house, not unlike Felix Da Housecat's collaborations with Tyrone Palmer or Harrison Crump. "Terra Cutter" is electro-disco with lashings of gorgeous synth-pop melodies and finally the instrumental "Walk On Us" wraps things up on a euphoric Italo-disco high.
17 Mar 17
Future (original mix) - (5:08) 120 BPM
Future (Daniel Solar remix) - (6:27) 118 BPM
Never Again (original mix) - (5:29) 118 BPM
Review: The Dikso crew is rather enthusiastic about its latest signing, Italian Carmine Giuliano. In the sales notes accompanying this debut EP, they describe the Campania-based deep house producer as a "seriously talented guy". That praise is more than justified, with "Future" offering a near perfect balance of life-affirming chord progressions, filtered vocal samples and bustling, club-ready beats. "Never Again" sees the Italian producer tweak the same basic blueprint with similarly impressive results, as fluid piano lines, dreamy chords and cut-up vocal samples envelop a slightly jazzier deep house groove. Dikso label boss Daniel Solar provides the obligatory remix, delivering a wonderfully synth-heavy interpretation of "Future" that bristles with Balearic disco intent.
30 Nov 15
Fascination - (6:43) 110 BPM
Drowning - (5:24) 114 BPM
Daniel Solar/Andi De Luxe - "Pushin' On" - (6:54) 118 BPM
Wait & See - (5:38) 120 BPM
Don't Let Go - (6:05) 121 BPM
Moment To Shine - (6:12) 125 BPM
The Flow - (5:45) 118 BPM
Echoes - (7:30) 120 BPM
The Void - (7:30) 120 BPM
Times Of Science - (5:32) 114 BPM
Friction - (5:42) 110 BPM
Review: And just like that, Daniel Solar drops an LP on his own Dikso! On Rubicon, the busy house producer goes for the midas touch, a closer inspection into the disco realms of the genre, and the guy comes out with a wide selection of elegant tunes for the midnight dance. With over ten tracks on offer, Solar explores all the possibilities a house album can offer, but if you want spoiler then think Chicago, Detroit, NY and even a bit of London!
14 Mar 16
Times Of Science (Giom remix) - (6:56) 121 BPM
Drowning (Patryk Molinari Siren dub) - (7:02) 121 BPM
The Flow (Acid Kinski remix) - (7:16) 115 BPM
Played by: Giom
Review: House man Daniel Solar made some big waves last year with his Rubicon album, released through his own Dikso label. Now we get to revisit some of its key tracks in remixed form. There are three tunes here that get respectively overhauled, the first up being "Times Of Science" which gets turned into a beautifully mournful and deep late night jam by Giom. Elsewhere we submerge even further down with the hypnotic linear grooves of "Drowning (Patrik Molinari's Siren Dub)". Finally we end on the trippy electroclash of Acid Kinski's revamp of "The Flow".
12 Dec 14
Tide Waves (original mix) - (7:28) 120 BPM
Tide Waves (Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe remix) - (7:20) 120 BPM
Cosmic Alone (original mix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
Ride Tide (original mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM
Played by: Matt Masters (Freerange), Andi de Luxe, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Space Echo, Daniel Solar, Daso
Review: Apparently, deep house producer Daso - famed for his outings on Connaisseur Recordings and Still Von Talent - has been looking for an outlet to release the disco side of his work for some time. Here, he finally gets that chance with an EP of shimmering, melodious nu-disco chuggers on Dikso. Opener "Tide Waves" is particularly beautiful, with smothering strings, twinkling keys and bubbling electronics riding a sun-kissed Balearic disco groove. "Cosmic Alone" doffs a cap to Italo whislt retaining Daso's deft nu-disco touch, while standout "Ride Tide" is a Scandolearic disco gem with definite hints of Diskjokke, Blakbelt Andersen and Magnus International. Best of all, though, is Daniel Solar and Andi De Luxe's voluptuous synth-house rework of "Tide Waves".
01 May 15
Soul Searching (original mix) - (7:28) 122 BPM
Soul Searching (Daso remix) - (6:09) 122 BPM
Synthetic Senses (original mix) - (7:52) 122 BPM
Treat Me Right (original mix) - (8:32) 122 BPM
Review: It's approaching summer and it's time to give the party people what they want; floating beats, warms synths, holiday vibes and good times. Here, Death On The Balcony delver it all and more across these four-tracks, which is best heard "Soul Searching". Daso adds a funky synth line to their remix, and across the board it's more hi-fi than the original. "Synthetic Senses" is an energetic production made for the peak time, while "Treat Me Right" provides a perfect balance between deep and moody theme, to outright sultriness.
24 Mar 14
Speak On The Subject (original mix) - (7:36) 122 BPM
Make A Move (original mix) - (7:13) 122 BPM
Heart For Rent (original mix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
Heart For Rent (Daniel Solar remix) - (7:36) 120 BPM
Review: London-based Death From The Balcony (AKA producers Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves) is a good signing for Daniel Solar's Dikso label. Their style - fluid, melodic, deep and optimistic, with gentle hints of disco and boogie amongst the deep house rhythms - perfectly matches Dikso's atmospheric approach. There's more than a hint of late night soul about the chunky "Speak On The Subject", whose vintage US house grooves are peppered with hazy samples and twinkling pianos. "Make A Move", with its dreamy chords and Balearic melodies, is an altogether more warming affair, while "Heart for Rent" is simultaneously melancholic and deliciously upbeat. Daniel Solar remixes the latter track, adding some bouncy nu-disco flavour whilst retaining the original's picturesque qualities.
26 Oct 11
Duff Disco - "I Won't Forget" (original mix) - (7:18) 109 BPM
We Play - "The Music We Play" (Mam remix) - (5:25) 122 BPM
Larse - "So Much Fun" (original mix) - (7:25) 118 BPM
Andi De Luxe - "Boobsie Collins" (original mix) - (7:07) 105 BPM
Played by: Chris Coco, Maurice Aymard, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), The Tortoise, AnteK, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Oded Nir
Review: Dikso unveil their fifth EP of pan European disco meets house moments which commences in fine form with the ubiquitous Duff Disco. The London based producer is cranking up the heat and delivers a finely poised deep house bump on "I Won't Forget" with the glowing chords and delicate keys riding the muscular house groove with real aplomb. The surfeit of angelic cooing that gently ripples in the nether regions has the requisite emotive effect and the belated arrival of some twisting acid just demonstrates his variety. Alongside this, "The Music We Play" from We Play - the latest alias of two producers with far too many to list - gets a French House revision from Leeds based Mam which dovetails nicely with the loose boogie joint that is "So Much Fun" from German producer Larse. Dikso's own Andi De Luxe makes his belated label appearance to round off proceedings with the low slung beatdown sounds of "Boobsie Collins".
16 May 16
Harlem Streets - (6:32) 120 BPM
Call The Cops - (6:15) 119 BPM
Call The Cops (Claus Casper & Jean Philips remix) - (6:29) 119 BPM
Dear Mom - (6:47) 122 BPM
Played by: Spilt Milk
Review: The 23rd release on Daniel Solar's Dikso imprint comes from rising talent Freiboitar. The Cologne-based producer has previously contented himself with making straight-up house, but here showcases his skills with a bunch of disco samples, a set of filters, and some groovy house rhythms. There's plenty to enjoy throughout, from the loved-up positivity of "Harlem Streets", where filtered vocal hooks and horn lines cluster around a sun-kissed disco groove, to the heavyweight, low slung hustle of peak-time scorcher "Dear Mom". Eyes-closed, filter-disco shuffler "Call The Cops" also gets remixed by Chris Caspar and Jean Philips, who cannily emphasize the track's in-built positivity.
25 Aug 17
New Life (original mix) - (6:26) 120 BPM
New Life (Freiboitar remix) - (6:47) 119 BPM
Old Friend (original mix) - (5:53) 120 BPM
Review: Over the past 28 months, Hurlee has showcased his wares on a variety of well-regarded labels, including Papa, Mood Funk and Frigo Vide. On this latest three-track missive, he's pitched up on Dikso in order to demonstrate his grasp of summery disco-house dynamics. The warm, tactile and bouncy "New Life" is our pick of the bunch. It not only boasts chunky drums and some suitably warm and melodious filtered loops, but also some suitably rush-inducing female vocal samples (taken not from a disco record, but what appears to be a superior '80s pop record). Freiboitar's slightly beefier and loopier remix is decent, too, but lacks the spine-tingling vocal breakdowns that mark out Hurlee's original version. The EP is completed by the cheery, horn-heavy disco-house bump of "Old Friend".
12 Sep 16
Annapurna - (7:27) 120 BPM
Annapurna (Nicone remix) - (7:29) 120 BPM
Annapurna (Rayko remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
10 Vorne - (6:51) 99 BPM
Review: It looks like Jan Mir's time may have finally come. His career to date has been a stop-start affair, but the fact that this Dikso debut follows hot on the heels of a well-regarded EP on Ritter Butzke Studio suggests that he's finally building momentum. Lead track "Annapurna" blends elements of deep house, cosmic disco, and the kind of slow-burning epics that have become the hallmark of Floating Points, while "10 Vonne" is a superior slice is ultra-deep, pitched-down house (think Detroit Beatdown with occasional nu-disco synth lines, and you're close). Rayko and Nicone, who opts for a spacey, trance-like tech-house vibe, both remix "Annapura". The former's chunkier disco interpretation, complete with Nile Rodgers style guitar parts, is our pick of the pair.
10 Aug 11
James Johnston - "Give Me A Shock" - (7:45) 100 BPM
Daniel Solar - "Way Back Home" - (7:23) 105 BPM
Andy Hart - "Keep On" - (6:15) 114 BPM
15 Apr 13
Dynamic Duo (original mix) - (6:21) 112 BPM
Love Is The Answer (original mix) - (7:15) 107 BPM
Hot (Adana Twins Twistin' Bassline remix) - (6:18) 115 BPM
Hot (original mix) - (6:03) 106 BPM
Lay It (original mix) - (6:06) 106 BPM
Played by: Dicky Trisco, Tronik Youth, Sleazy McQueen, DJ Friction (Germany), Dave Allison (Editorial), Chris Deepak, Jay Airiness / Moar / Venice Beach, Juno Recommends Disco, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Moonoton, Glass Coffee, Young Adults, Get Down Edits, B.G. Baarregaard, Miles Reverse, Reed & Radley, Jakobin & Domino, Disco Doubles, RalphMyerz
Review: Larse is a hard act to track down and although we don't know much about them, one thing we do know is that Larse is very good at getting backsides moving. This turbo-themed EP boasts 4 original deep body-disco cuts, the standouts being the sublime and totally glamorous "Hot" and the (possibly even better?) Adana Twins remix, which is indeed based around a twisting bassline. What's not to love?
25 Dec 11
Night Rhythm (dub mix) - (6:48) 120 BPM
Night Rhythm (Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe dub mix) - (7:19) 118 BPM
Review: Re-working a smash hit such as 1994's "Rhythm Of The Night" from Corona (originally inspired by 1987's "Save Me" from Say When) is very brave indeed; and it's exactly what Roberto Rodriguez as Manolo has done with a little help from Daniel Solar and Andi De Luxe undertaking the remixes. Four versions of the newly titled "Night Rhythm" span the double sided vinyl with Manolo's mix tweaking the original with a sultrier bassline, disco guitar licks and pitched down vocal. Remixed by German duo Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe, "Night Rhythm" is transformed again to expose another feel altogether via an electro tinged melody . Manolo's chilled out, groovy and deep Dub version is the pick of the bunch, and comes remixed by Daniel and Andi.
04 Jun 12
Nhan Solo - "Supervisor" - (5:52) 120 BPM
Huxley & Daniel Solar - "Dancing With Your Heart" (feat Miss Bee) - (6:43) 119 BPM
Balcazar & Sordo - "Stay With Me" - (7:31) 117 BPM
Satin Jackets - "One More Chance" (feat Natalie Conway) - (8:10) 112 BPM
Played by: Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Slow It Down, FINGERMAN, SW, Daniel Lucas, Juno Recommends Disco, Rony Breaker, Sccucci Manucci, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Nhan Solo
Review: The Dikso imprint doffs their collective cap at the current amalgamation of disco and house with a quartet of floor burners on the seventh edition of the Super Sound series, making for a fine 10th release from the label! Mother Recordings boss Nhan Solo opens proceedings with "Supervisor", a finely crafted gem that starts off a bit disco (check that slap bass line son) before mutating into some kind of post Hot Creations house behemoth while you are busy trying to figure out what that vocal sample says. Alongside this Dikso head Daniel Solar teams up with rising talent Huxley and the impressively voiced Miss Bee for "Dancing With Your Heart" which has more than a touch of vintage Moloko about it - do check! Up next Mexican duo Balcazar & Sordo bring the chunky disco/house vibes with the ever present soar of "Stay With Me" while Satin Jackets drops the most overt disco moment on "One More Chance" which is owned by the glistening vocals from Natalie Conway.
18 Jul 11
Played by: ROTCIV, FINGERMAN, Dave Allison (Editorial), Superbreak, Hot Toddy, Juno Recommends Disco, Giant Cuts, Fromage Disco, Sccucci Manucci, 78 Edits, Random Soul, The Unity Agency, Linosaur
Review: It's good to see the Dikso label make an appearance on digital download. So far, they've impressed on vinyl with a series of killer 12" singles full of slinky, next-level disco/house edit fusions. This digital edition of the second Super Sound Single release features must-have cuts from Nicholas and Daniel Solar. The former's "Without You" is one of his best moments to date, offering a long but not so loopy midtempo disco-soul jam that's just made for summer. Solar's "Fake It", meanwhile, builds a killer disco/house groove around a spectacularly rubbery bassline and some slick jazz-funk guitars. Killer stuff.
16 Dec 16
Makin' The Magic (original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
Makin' The Magic (Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo) remix) - (5:48) 115 BPM
Cadillac Disco (original mix) - (6:49) 113 BPM
Played by: DAVE GERRARD, Valique, FINGERMAN, YAM WHO?, Jean Jacques Smoothie, BACHGENAUR, Juno Recommends Disco, Tonbe, J&M BROTHERS, TURNTILL, Massimo Vanoni (The Smoker), Stephen Richards, Sould Out, Disco Funk Spinner(DFS), Rebellious
Review: Disko's latest digital-only release is a meeting of musical minds. It features two groovy, musically rich disco-house collaborations co-produced by sometime Large Music contributor Paul Rudder and fast-rising talent Tete de la Course. While "Cadillac Disco" - a tasty fusion of rolling, bass-propelled grooves, wild flute solos, punchy horns and cheeky vocal samples - is rather good, it's opener "Makin' The Magic" that hits home hardest. A smooth but bumpin' dancefloor shuffler with bold organs, jangling acoustic guitars and eyes-closed vocal samples, it sounds like the kind of track that will easily slip into both house or disco sets. Roberto Rodriguez provides the obligatory remix, gently tugging the track further towards disco-tinged deep house territory.
01 Oct 12
Shur-i-kan - "In Love" - (5:28) 115 BPM
Larse - "Tonite" - (6:24) 125 BPM
Daniel Solar - "Burning Up" - (6:32) 110 BPM
Satin Jackets - "Never Say Never" (feat Linda Mathews) - (8:27) 115 BPM
Played by: Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, ROTCIV, Oscar Brown (Low Slung), Peter Edison, THE GROOVERS, Slow It Down, FINGERMAN, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Husky, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Vermelho, Kerry and Casio, Alessandro Otiz, Kruse & Nuernberg, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Dublin Aunts, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Reed & Radley, Allen Craig, Felipe Le Conteè
08 Feb 12
Social Disco Club - "You Got To Stay" - (6:39) 122 BPM
Kitano - "For The King" - (7:09) 114 BPM
Soho808 - "Turning Slow" (feat Lydia Caesar) - (6:05) 112 BPM
Satin Jackets - "Girl, Forever" - (7:23) 111 BPM
Satin Jackets - "Girl, Forever" (reprise) - (7:55) 110 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, Marco Febbraro, Homegroove Project, Peter Edison, Justin Miller, PEZNT, Mannmade music, Sean Gormally (Love the Bomb), Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Chris Deepak, Juno Recommends Disco, Sccucci Manucci, Matthew Kyle, Get Down Edits, Nhan Solo
Review: The esteemed Dikso imprint presents the sixth edition of their Super Sound Singles series with quite the all-star continental line up. Representing Portugal is the prolific and magnificent Social Disco Club, whose "You Got To Stay" nestles nicely between house and disco, whilst Kitano's "For The King" plunges deep into the chugging, bass heavy house refrain. Soho 808 are on top form at the moment with appearances on Wurst and Mystery Meat and their return to the Super Sound series is magnificent. "Turning Slow" features the Ditto style vox of Lydia Caesar and present a near flawless contemporary update on the classic disco sound. The excellently named Satin Jackets close this release with aplomb on the twilight tinged "Girl, Forever".
16 Nov 11
A Walk In The Park (original mix) - (6:36) 118 BPM
A Walk In The Park (The Revenge Walk In The Dark remix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
A Walk In The Park (Pional remix) - (7:06) 117 BPM
Can You Really Know (feat Aniya Ouu - original mix) - (7:18) 111 BPM
Review: The consistently impressive Dikso imprint returns with label stalwart Daniel Solar taking the reigns of this four track EP. The uptempo vibe, burning chords and occasional acid squiggles on "A Walk In The Park" make it primed for immediate club play, while "Can You Really Know?" featuring Aniya Ouu bumps hard at a slower, sultrier pace. You'll also find two remixes from a couple of Juno's favourite producers - The Revenge and Pional - with the former taking "A Walk In The Park" into deeper, Theo Parrish-esque shuffle territory, while the latter tweaks the same track into a sweetly melodic roller. Quality from start to finish here!
11 Nov 13
Someday (original mix) - (6:48) 120 BPM
Someday (Kruse & Nuernberg remix) - (7:50) 123 BPM
Daniel Solar, Mario Aureo & Stee Downes - "I Do Believe" (original mix) - (7:00) 120 BPM
Daniel Solar, Mario Aureo & Stee Downes - "I Do Believe" (Mario Aureo stripped down version) - (6:58) 120 BPM
Cookie Dough (original mix) - (6:25) 115 BPM
Played by: Monkey Boots, Goshawk/Rhythm Plate, FINGERMAN, YAM WHO?, Alexander Robotnick, Woodhead, The Funk Hunters, The Glue, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Grass Green, Jay Da Headslick (Venice Beach)
Review: Having previously blurred the boundaries between disco and house, Daniel Solar returns to Dikso with his most "house" release yet. With its big pianos, relentless synth bassline, bubbling electronics and early Strictly Rhythm grooves, "Someday" sounds like a ready-made peaktime anthem. Kruse and Nuremberg go a little deeper on their rework, but retain the original's old school air of abandon. Steve Downes and Mario Aureo lend a hand on "I Do Believe", a warm deep house vocal cut that has just enough rough hustle to impress. Aureo also provides a pared-down remix that sounds like it was tailor-made for igniting parties in sweaty basements at 4am (deep house finger point at the ready, kids). Finally, "Cookie Dough" sees Solar return to his disco roots with a Soundstream style cut-up of Brenda Taylor's "You Can't Have Your Cake & Eat It Too"). Arguably, it's the EP's strongest moment.
09 Jun 14
State Of Bliss (original mix) - (7:46) 120 BPM
State Of Bliss (Death On The Balcony remix) - (8:32) 120 BPM
Desire (original mix) - (6:01) 122 BPM
1989 (original mix) - (7:19) 120 BPM
23 Apr 12
Autodeep & Romorri - "Make You Mine" (KRL remix) - (6:30) 116 BPM
Larse - "So Much Fun" (Roberto Rodriguez remix) - (6:54) 118 BPM
Duff Disco - "I Won't Forget" (Homework Perspective) - (6:47) 118 BPM
Soho808 - "Turning Slow" (feat Lydia Caesar - Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe remix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
Daniel Solar - "Can You Really Know" (Downtown39 Remix) - (6:30) 110 BPM
Andi De Luxe - "Boobsie Collins" (Satin Jackets remix) - (7:32) 111 BPM
Played by: OOFT!, Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, AUDIOPROPHECY, FINGERMAN, Dave Allison (Editorial), Deepshizzol on Deepvibes Radio 16.0, Mad and Spectral, Roberto Rodriguez, Sccucci Manucci, LIMPODISCO, HWah
Review: The ever-flourishing Dikso imprint turns in some of its finest remixes to date for digital consumption. The wonderfully stompy Roberto Rodriguez remix of Larse's "So Much Fun" is a long time favourite here at Juno HQ, as is the sultry Homework "Perspective" of Duff Disco's slow burner "I Won't Forget" and the sweat-riddled, Strictly Rhythm-in-its-90s-pomp cut "Turning Slow" by Soho808, as reigged by Daniel Solar.
26 Aug 13
Matt Meler - "Rhythm Of A Miracle" (feat Kathy Diamond) - (5:57) 110 BPM
Roberto Calzetta & Twin Soul - "Harmonic Flower" - (8:40) 120 BPM
EBO - "Still Running (My Heart)" - (6:10) 118 BPM
Jay West - "So Right" - (6:57) 108 BPM
EBO - "Still Running (My Heart)" (Craig Hamilton remix) - (7:19) 118 BPM
Roberto Calzetta & Twin Soul - "Fairy Tale" - (6:36) 118 BPM
Played by: Buzz Compass
Review: Daniel Solar's Dikso label is dedicated to a super slick Mediterranean disco house sound. This series has excelled in getting this approach heard and the latest instalment is no different. "Rhythm Of A Miracle" begins with a touch of diva-tinged, shimmering electro-house, before "Harmonic Flower" (by Dutch label regulars, Roberto Calzetta and Twin Soul) fuses electro-disco with piano house. EBO's "Still Running" is sleek and sultry hip-house (also given a loungey house makeover by Craig Hamilton), "So Right" goes back to the 70s for some looped funk and "Fairy Tale" ends this on a sunkissed Italo-disco high.
26 Aug 11
Ooft - "Hit For Six" (original mix) - (5:32) 108 BPM
Autodeep/RoMorri - "Make You Mine" (original mix) - (7:22) 110 BPM
Daniel Solar - "Baby's Tears" (original mix) - (6:33) 113 BPM
Soho808 - "Get Up Disco" (original mix) - (7:44) 106 BPM
Review: Daniel Solar's Dikso imprint hits the spot on their fourth Super Sound release, with some multi national discoid business that reaches from Germany to NYC via Glasgow. It's the latter that reps first with FOTO boss Ooft dropping the constantly building elastic analogue mid tempo tribalist bump of "Hit For Six", which sets the tone nice and deep. Burrowing further is "Make You Mine" from Autodeep and RoMorri which kind of sounds what you' expect the unholy union of Prince, R Kelly and flexing 303 minimalist bump to sound like. Solar meanwhile drops the insistent slick loopy disco house of "Baby's Tears" which aptly demonstrates the producer's talent for slicing up arrangements. Proceedings slow down for the closing gambit from New York producer Soho808 with the sultry twilight disco chug of "Get Up Disco" a gentle cacophony of late night strings, liquid melodies and heart melting vocal harmonies.
15 Jun 15
Lies (original mix) - (7:17) 119 BPM
Lies (Larse remix dub) - (7:16) 119 BPM
As Cold As The See (original mix) - (6:50) 122 BPM
As Cold As The See (Luvless remix) - (6:46) 117 BPM
Played by: Vhyce
Review: Belgium's Vhyce has a reputation for always delivering high-end house productions and this latest for Dikso keeps up the good work. "Lies" is an ecstasy-drenched slab of uplifting, soulful house complete with shimmering, dreamy synths. The Larse remix takes the same tune down into some dark and sweaty basements for techy after-hours sleaze, while "As Cold As The See" comes up for air in a more upmarket cocktail bar for some housier action, also taken into loopy deep and soulful territory by Luvless.
18 Sep 15
Struggle (original mix) - (5:48) 122 BPM
Struggle (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:45) 122 BPM
Can't Get Away (original mix) - (5:54) 120 BPM
Can't Get Away (Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe remix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
Played by: Juno Recommends Minimal/Tech House
Review: Belgian upstart Vhyce follows up releases on Sweat It Out! and Club Sweat with this tasty four tracker featuring some sure fire main room house on the funky tip. The original of "Struggle" ticks all the boxes with its tough shuffling rhythm, rolling bass and sexy vocals. He gets in London legend and Reverso 68 main man Pete Herbert in for a remix who gives it a tremendous nu-disco makeover and is the real highlight on here. "Can't Get Away" is more on the soulful tech house tip that fans of Greg Fenton or D'julz would truly be all over! The remix of it by Berlin favourites Daniel Solar and Andi De Luxe is tight peak time tech house that fans of the Frankfurt/Mannheim sound will definitely dig!