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Disco Fruit is a Serbian label founded in 2014 by Milos Djordjevic aka Tonbe. The label hand-picks the juiciest disco, house and funk cuts to satisfy any groover’s appetite. Disco Fruit is home to a sweet selection of artists including: Loshmi, Mitiko, Hotmood, Dr Packer, 84Bit, Evil Smarty, C. Da Afro, Tonbe and more. Disco Fruit’s sister label is house label, Hellcat Tunes. Tasty.
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Disco Fruit Selection Vol 9
   
Loshmi - "Boogie" - (5:10) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loshmi - "In Love" - (5:32) 120 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Return" - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Baby I Want You Back" - (6:46) 82 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Fancy Dancer" - (6:07) 100 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Funky Turns Me On" - (4:26) 100 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Jazz De Primavera" - (4:52) 114 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Look For The Magic" - (5:38) 122 BPM
   
Mitiko - "On The Dance Floor" - (5:47) 107 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Angel" - (5:51) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Come Around" - (5:15) 119 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Funk Me" - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Late Night Burbon" - (4:58) 121 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Never Let Me Go" - (7:03) 105 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Perfect Plan" - (5:40) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Shy Town" - (4:53) 122 BPM
Review: On the whole, it might be better if Milos Djordjevic (Tonbe/Loshmi) and Sasha Mitich (Mitiko) weren't quite so talented - that way, yours truly wouldn't have written so many glowing reviews of their releases that it's getting quite embarrassing now. I should probably just buy a set of Tonbe pillowcases and have done with it! Anyway, here's another joint outing from the two Balkan boogie merchants, which - like previous installments - includes a mix of new and previously released material, spans funk, disco, boogie and soul, and features both original (albeit often sample-based) productions and Loshmi's masterly reworkings of cuts from Barbara Streisand, Mark Morrison and more. Sterling stuff all round - again, just like previous installments.
DF 150
02 Sep 22
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Through The Shadows
   
Come Around (original mix) - (5:15) 119 BPM
   
Come Around (instrumental) - (5:15) 119 BPM
   
I Wanna Be With You (original mix) - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
I Wanna Be With You (instrumental) - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
Late Night Burbon - (4:58) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Why Tonbe isn't more widely renowned is a mystery: for my money, he's one of the most accomplished and consistent producers working in the modern disco arena. And oh BOY does he have a way with a drawn-out stab! He proves the latter once more on 'Come Around', a midtempo jam that you can call disco, soul or boogie as you see fit, and which comes with or without the harmonised male and female vocals. There are some superb jazz keys on 'Late Night Burbon', too, but the stone-cold killer is 'I Wanna Be With You' - file under "deep, smooth, sultry, gorgeous".
DF 149
05 Aug 22
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Generate Love
Generate LoveEXCLUSIVE
   
Baby I Want You Back - (6:46) 82 BPM
   
Funky Turns Me On - (4:26) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Generate Love - (6:09) 113 BPM
   
I Can Teach Ya - (4:33) 108 BPM
   
I Like What You Doing - (4:26) 117 BPM
   
If I Had You - (4:54) 104 BPM
   
Visions From My Soul - (5:41) 85 BPM
DF 148
01 Jul 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rules
RulesEXCLUSIVE
   
Rules Of The Dance - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Better Than This - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Better Than This (instrumental) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Dusty Floor - (7:20) 120 BPM
   
Perfect Plan - (5:40) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: There was a time when Tonbe was sticking out a fresh EP almost every week. While the Serb is still prolific, he's calmed down a bit in recent times, wisely prioritising quality over quantity. Rules, the nu-disco scene stalwart's latest release, is highly enjoyable and naturally packed with peak-time ready treats. Check first opener 'Rules of the Dance', a chunky, filter-sporting slab of disco-funk/French touch fusion that's as weighty and excitable as they come, before getting your ears around the loved-up deliciousness of glassy-eyed '80s soul re-edit 'Better Than This' (and its accompanying instrumental mix). Elsewhere, 'Dusty Floor' sees him add echo-laden guitar links and jammed out electric piano motifs to a bubbly, post-electro beat, while 'Perfect Plan' is a sun-splashed slab of Balearic boogie with added deep house weight.
DF 147
17 Jun 22
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One Way
One WayEXCLUSIVE
   
In Love - (5:32) 120 BPM
   
In Love (dub mix) - (5:32) 120 BPM
   
Return - (5:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Going Home - (5:19) 122 BPM
   
Drive Around - (5:54) 124 BPM
   
Rock Baby - (6:16) 122 BPM
Review: Serbian nu disco don Tonbe reassumes his Loshmi re-edit disguise for this six-tracker on his own Disco Fruit. A cheeky refix of Barbara Streisand's early 80s soul classic 'Woman In Love' serves as the lead track and and is presented in vocal and dub flavas, followed closely by an endlessly looping instrumental take on 'Return Of The Mack' that'll have you running off to find an acapella pronto! Elsewhere, 'Going Home' and 'Drive Around' draw on unidentified sources from somewhere around the Kraftwerk/Yello region, while the squelchy 'Rock Baby' has an early 80s Euro/electro feel. But 'In Love' is the killer.
DF 146
03 Jun 22
Deep House
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Fancy Dancer
Fancy DancerEXCLUSIVE
   
Back To Funk - (6:42) 114 BPM
   
Can't Hide Love - (6:17) 123 BPM
   
Woman Saying - (5:51) 121 BPM
   
Someone Like You - (5:58) 118 BPM
   
Your Life - (5:40) 122 BPM
   
Fancy Dancer - (6:07) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Basement Jam - (6:16) 86 BPM
Review: This latest album-length excursion by Montenegran nu disco regular Sasha Mitich finds him largely exploring and expressing his love for all things 80s - perhaps never more so than on 'Someone Like You', which could have come straight from the soundtrack of some coming-of-age movie starring at least one of the Brat Pack. Elsewhere, 'Back To Funk' brings the 80s boogie vibes, 'Woman Saying' recalls the likes of Fern Kinney or The Captain & Tenille and 'Your Life' slips in some cheeky Bee Gees bites, but the standout by far is the ultra-funky 'Fancy Dancer', a rework of the Commodores cut of the same name from 1976.
DF 145
20 May 22
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Powerful Funk
Powerful FunkEXCLUSIVE
   
14th Street - (6:15) 110 BPM
   
15th Street - (7:39) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
After All - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Ain't Nothing Wrong - (5:31) 122 BPM
   
All About Grooves - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
Another Bite - (6:14) 118 BPM
   
Beat Me Like A Funk - (6:31) 124 BPM
   
Could've Been Better - (7:44) 119 BPM
   
Dig It - (6:00) 114 BPM
   
Funk Love - (5:46) 120 BPM
   
Funker - (6:00) 112 BPM
   
Funkstar - (6:12) 116 BPM
   
Gem Picker - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Golden Days - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Good Taste - (5:35) 120 BPM
   
If You Feel - (6:38) 120 BPM
   
It's Time To Get Funkee - (4:55) 122 BPM
   
Live My Life - (5:24) 123 BPM
   
Move That Ass - (6:41) 116 BPM
   
My Way - (6:33) 122 BPM
   
Ram Tam Tam - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
Raw & Dirty - (5:34) 120 BPM
   
Shake That Booty - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Sweet Love - (7:03) 118 BPM
   
This Is Party - (6:15) 119 BPM
   
Unreal - (6:32) 115 BPM
   
Zezalica - (7:01) 119 BPM
Review: Tonbe's music has spanned a range of styles from Balearica to boogie, but when he calls his latest long-playing offering 'Postive Funk' you kinda know what to expect, don't you? Thankfully the titular promise is one on which he more than delivers, with the album striking a nice balance between raw, 70s-sounding funkers like 'Funkstar' and 'Dig It', and more 80s- or pop-flavoured nuggets such as 'Ain't Nothing Wrong' or 'Live My Life'. Highlights for yours truly include '15th Street' (home to some extremely cool Hammond licks) as well as 'Another Bite', which takes some downright liberties with a Queen classic.
DF 144
06 May 22
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Gulf
GulfEXCLUSIVE
   
Triton Funk - (6:11) 115 BPM
   
Jazz De Primavera - (4:52) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Simmer Down - (6:59) 121 BPM
   
El Sonido De Cattaro - (5:38) 114 BPM
   
Again - (5:54) 115 BPM
Review: A new five-tracker from Montenegran nu-disco stalwart Mitiko is always something to take note of, and this latest Disco Fruit offering doesn't disappoint. The EP starts out in chunked-up boogie territory with 'Triton Funk', which sports some killer 80s sax work, and ends with the blissed-out Balearic pop of 'Again'. In-between you'll find the sunny, horn-soaked Latin vibes of 'El Sonido De Catarro' and a serviceable cover of Bugz classic 'Simmer Down'... oh, and what for this writer is by far the standout, 'Jazz Da Primavera', which fuses jazz and garage tropes in a fashion that's reminiscent of vintage Eight Ball material, or possibly early Nice N' Ripe.
DF 143
15 Apr 22
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Limit
LimitEXCLUSIVE
   
My Family (2022 mix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
To The Limit (original mix) - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
To The Limit (dub mix) - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Funk Me (original mix) - (5:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Funk Me (dub mix) - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Thank You (original mix) - (6:33) 122 BPM
Review: The ever-prolific Tonbe steps up with his latest EP, which features four tracks in a total of six mixes. "My Family" kicks us off in pulsing, surging disco-house/nu-disco territory, and is followed by "To The Limit", which finds the Serbian stalwart veering towards 00s soulful house territory. There are more straight-up house vibes on closer "Thank You", a spritely piano romp graced by the unmistakeable tonsils of certain Mr Owens, but only after we've had "Funk Me", an irresistible combination of a big, dirty funker of a bassline and a markedly Crystal Waters-ish vocal loop. It's rare for a Tonbe set not to come packing at least one stone cold killer, and this time out, "Funk Me" fits the bill admirably.
DF 142
01 Apr 22
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Two Bags Of Grass
   
Only Yours - (5:05) 84 BPM
   
Phase One - (5:53) 99 BPM
   
Two Bags Of Grass - (4:36) 92 BPM
   
Mesmerizing Tapes - (5:31) 102 BPM
   
Get On - (6:29) 95 BPM
   
Funky Mood - (5:11) 97 BPM
   
On The Dance Floor - (5:47) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Tonbe
Review: I've no idea whether Mitiko actually intended the title of this seven-track offering to double as a 'serving suggestion' but it certainly works as one, as the Montenegran disco stalwart gives the dancefloor stompers a swerve and turns his energies to ploughing a much more laidback furrow. The shimmering piano chords and lazy, low-slung b-line that kick off 'Only Yours' set the tone for an album that seldom gets above walking pace but still manages to cram in nods to a wide range of influences - see, for instance, 'Phase One''s genius marriage of a Phuture vocal snip to some superbly smooooooooooth jazz-funk geetar licks, and was that a cheeky James Ingram bassline too? File under mellow horizontal loveliness.
DF 141
18 Mar 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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World Beyond
World BeyondEXCLUSIVE
   
Shy Town - (4:53) 122 BPM
   
If You Want Me (original mix) - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
If You Want Me (dub mix) - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
Over You - (6:03) 121 BPM
   
Angel - (5:51) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Serbian disco stalwart Milo? Đorđević AKA Tonbe AKA Loshmi brings us what is simultaneously one of his housiest EPs to date and one of his most varied. 'Shy Town' opens with crisp 4/4s before settling down into a smoother funk/soul ride. 'If You Want Me', with its archetypal Tonbe combo of a fragile female vocal and some absolute killer stabs, is arguably the lead track as it comes in Vocal and Dub flavas, while completing the EP are the Om/Naked-esque soulful house groover that is 'Over You' and 'Angel', a floaty, drifty affair with a wistful female vocal. Good stuff as ever from a producer that doesn't get half the attention he deserves.
DF 140
04 Mar 22
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Magic EP
Magic EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Look For The Magic - (5:38) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Simmer Down - (6:59) 121 BPM
   
You Are The One - (6:17) 123 BPM
Review: Here comes Montenegro's ever-reliable Sasha Mitich with a three-tracker for Serbian label Disco Fruit. 'Look For The Magic' places an infuriatingly familiar-sounding "life can be so stressful" diva vocal atop lashings of fat, squelchy bass, while 'Simmer Down' reworks Reel People's (now 20-year-old!) broken beat/soulful house classic of the same name. 'You Are The One', meanwhile, rocks another diva vocal snip ("sometimes I say I'm through with you", not the Jocelyn one you're thinking of) which it pairs with crisp, lively percussion and an intricate but still impressively hefty b-line. All told, three cheeky sample-based groovers that'll keep 'em shimmying along nicely.
DF 139
11 Feb 22
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Neon District
Neon DistrictEXCLUSIVE
   
Never Let Me Go (original mix) - (7:03) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Never Let Me Go (dub mix) - (7:03) 105 BPM
   
New Vision - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Robbery In Progress - (5:44) 118 BPM
   
So Real (original mix) - (5:34) 120 BPM
   
So Real (dub mix) - (5:34) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Four tracks in a total of six mixes make up this latest EP from ever-prolific Serbian discomeister Tonbe. 'Never Let Me Go' is up first, blending late 70s/early 80s jazz-funk and contemporary pop influences and coming in vocal and dub flavas. There's a distinct pop feel, too, to the 80s-influenced 'New Vision' and 'Robbery In Progress' - both all bright analogue synths and lashings of cowbell - which just leaves us with the two rubs of 'So Real', which continues in the same 80s pop-leaning groove established by the two previous cuts and is available, again, with or without the female vocal.
DF 138
21 Jan 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Fruit Sampler 03
   
Hotmood - "My Dream Come True" - (5:10) 122 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Are You Ready" - (7:19) 110 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Yes It Is" - (5:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brian SNR - "Wanna Kiss You" - (6:54) 116 BPM
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit bring us an EP packing one track apiece from some of the biggest names on the contemporary disco scene. 'My Dream Come True' from Mexican fave Hotmood is a hazy, looping affair with a soulful male vocal, while Montenegro's Mitiko reworks Fatback classic 'Do The Bus Stop' as 'Are You Ready'. We stay in re-edit mode as label boss Tonbe, in his Loshmi guise, revists Jimmy Bo Horne's 'Is It In?' on 'Yes It Is', before finally Brian SNR closes out the EP with 'Wanna Kiss You', which sports an almost punk-funk/new wave-style vocal and some glorlously cheesy 80s sax work.
DF 137
07 Jan 22
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Best Of 2021
Best Of 2021EXCLUSIVE
   
Mitiko - "Back To Dance" - (7:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mitiko - "Discofied" - (7:15) 103 BPM
   
Mitiko - "I Shot The Sheriff" - (6:33) 122 BPM
   
Mitiko - "My Cherie Amour" - (5:34) 103 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Oops Upside" - (6:58) 106 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Rumor Has It" - (6:37) 124 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Turbo Flop" - (5:55) 104 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Colegiala" - (6:22) 118 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Fantasy" - (5:35) 116 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Just Dance" - (5:40) 120 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Yes It Is" - (5:23) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Dub Thing" - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Easy Dancin'" - (5:21) 110 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Life & Joy" - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Pontiac GTO" - (6:11) 117 BPM
   
Tonbe - "This Is Party" - (6:15) 119 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Varadero" - (5:13) 115 BPM
Review: Last month saw two East European disco favourites, Serbia's Tonbe AKA Loshmi and Montenegro's Mitiko, joining forces for a split EP on the former's Disco Fruit label. Now the same imprint brings us this joint collection that gathers together the best of the two producers' 2021 output, in all three of their guises. The tracks involved are a mixture of re-edits, covers and original material; more importantly, both producers are ludicrously prolific, which means they had a huge catalogue to draw from. And that in turn means there's nary a track that puts a foot wrong here - making this an essential purchase for anyone who hasn't picked these cuts up on various EPs along the way.
DF 136
03 Dec 21
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All I Care For
   
All I Care About Is You - (5:26) 119 BPM
   
Rumor Has It - (6:37) 124 BPM
   
You Can Do It - (6:23) 109 BPM
   
But It's Funky Music - (8:16) 116 BPM
   
What A Life - (6:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
While You Can - (7:51) 122 BPM
   
Bright Like Sunshine Day - (5:37) 106 BPM
Review: Ludicrously prolific Montenegran producer Sascha Mitich needs no introduction to disco buyers, and now here comes his latest offering, which packs seven 70s-tastic re-edits. Among those sources we can identify this time around are Donna Summer's 'Rumour Has It', The Gibson Brothers' 'What A Life' and 'You' (presented here as 'All I Care About Is You' ) and an unidentified, male-sung take on 'I Can See Clearly Now', while of the tracks whose origin remains unknown, the standout for this reviewer is 'But It's Funky Music', whose gloriously cheesy squealin' Moogs give it something of a US sitcom theme vibe.
DF 135
05 Nov 21
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Musica Latina
Musica LatinaEXCLUSIVE
   
Loshmi - "Colegiala" - (6:22) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loshmi - "Portoriko" - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Pretty Chiquita" - (5:54) 118 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Mentirosa" - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Con Sabrosura" - (7:58) 119 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Mira Que Eres Linda" - (6:27) 122 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Todo Por El Son" - (7:40) 110 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Ven Pa Ca" - (4:59) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Varadero" - (5:13) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Last Mojito" - (5:48) 120 BPM
Review: What we have here is arguably the first ever two-man disco threeway, as Serbian disco don Tonbe (Milo? Đorđević) teams up with his Montenegran oppo Mitiko (Sasha Mitich) and himself in his Loshmi guise. As for the album that's emerged from their joint efforts, well, the clue's in the title, as the two nu-disco stalwarts dive into a big cupboard full of flamenco guitars, marimbas and mariachi trumpets, and come out clutching 10 Latin-infused dancefloor shakers built for effortless grooving in the summer sunshine. Highlights, you ask? Check the low-slung funk of 'Con Sabrosura' or the jazzy shuffle of 'Portoriko'.
DF 134
15 Oct 21
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Passion For Fruit
   
Acting Like A Diva - (5:08) 120 BPM
   
New Vision - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
All I Need - (5:40) 118 BPM
   
Supernova (original mix) - (5:48) 120 BPM
   
Supernova (dub mix) - (5:48) 120 BPM
   
Life & Joy - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
Losing Control (original mix) - (5:04) 120 BPM
   
Losing Control (dub mix) - (5:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trabajar - (4:51) 122 BPM
   
For This Joy - (4:45) 124 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Tonbe's super-prolific output never ceases to amaze - he seems to churn out album-length releases on an almost monthly basis, and this writer is yet to encounter one that didn't include at least one or two stone-cold killers. In this case, I'd refer you to the sultry, grown-up, Stonebridge-esque house-pop of 'All I Need', and specifically the drop that occurs around the 3:20 mark - pure class. Also worthy of note are 'Trabajar' with its attention-getting bass-y intro, complex percussion and Afro vox, and closer 'For This Joy' with its rave-tastic bassline and cheeky Fedde Le Grand-nodding "put your hands up for this joy" vocal. And if you like those, there are seven more where they came from - and doubtless 10 more in just another few weeks!
DF 133
01 Oct 21
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Turbo Flop
Turbo FlopEXCLUSIVE
   
Turbo Flop - (5:55) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kaskazi Muziki - (7:17) 125 BPM
   
Running Into You - (5:10) 95 BPM
Review: Three varied cuts make up this latest EP from Montenegran nu-disco stalwart Mitiko, coming on Tonbe's Disco Fruit. The EP opens with 'Turbo Flop', a moody, atmospheric affair with an undulating main synth riff that's similar in cadence to a Native American chant, and that's augmented from around the 1:30 mark by plangent electric guitar. 'Kaskazi Muziki' is a more uptempo cut with a plinky-plonk synth hook, fat funk bass and a male vocal in an unidentified language, and will work on house and disco floors alike, while the slow-grindin', Hammond-flecked 'Running Into You' drops the tempo once more and takes us a little closer to traditional funk/soul pastures.
DF 132
17 Sep 21
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Serious Edits Vol 18
   
Automatik - (6:44) 116 BPM
   
Just Dance - (5:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Just Dance (dub mix) - (5:40) 120 BPM
   
Dark Night - (5:17) 125 BPM
   
Dark Night (dub mix) - (5:17) 125 BPM
   
Ghost Killer - (5:15) 116 BPM
   
Ghost Killer (dub mix) - (5:15) 116 BPM
Review: The Serbian disco magician known as Tonbe once more dons his Loshmi guise to get busy on the re-edits tip, bringing us his reinventions of four classic cuts of yore. 'Automatik' doesn't actually differ too much from The Pointer Sisters' original, except for getting a bit wonkier and druggier in the breakdown; somewhat more radical in approach are his reworkings of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' and Ray Parker Jr's 'Ghostbusters', but for sheer brass neck the prize goes to 'Dark Night', which somehow manages to drag Deep Purple's 'Black Night' kicking and screaming onto the disco dancefloor.
DF 131
03 Sep 21
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Closer To Me
Closer To MeEXCLUSIVE
   
Closer - (7:17) 122 BPM
   
Varadero - (5:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Golden Days - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
I've Been Searching - (6:30) 123 BPM
   
Ven Pa Ca - (4:59) 122 BPM
   
I Saw You Walking Down The Street - (5:04) 120 BPM
   
Senegalese - (4:50) 120 BPM
   
El Mariachi - (6:46) 124 BPM
   
Last Mojito - (5:48) 120 BPM
   
Move That Ass - (6:41) 116 BPM
   
Beat Me Like A Funk - (6:31) 124 BPM
Review: By our reckoning Serbia's Milos Djordjevic, better known as Tonbe, has AT LEAST a dozen album-length releases to his name, but he shows no signs of slowing down just yet! Here comes another one, wherein fairly 'authentic-sounding' disco and boogie grooves like 'Closer' and 'Golden Days' are interspersed with more lounge-y and Latin-flavoured cuts such as 'Varadero' and 'Ven Pa Ca'. Elsewhere, Tonbe flirts with the sound of West African reggae on 'Senegalese' while 'El Mariachi' brings the Western movie theme vibes, before the album comes to a close with a slab of heavy, geetar-squawlin' Blaxploitation funk in the form of 'Beat Me Like A Funk'.
DF 130
13 Aug 21
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My Touch
My TouchEXCLUSIVE
   
Rotate - (6:37) 122 BPM
   
Journey To Downtown - (6:52) 124 BPM
   
Blue Lagoon - (6:04) 122 BPM
   
Dub Thing - (5:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Know I Love You - (5:15) 122 BPM
   
Running - (5:24) 123 BPM
   
Right Here Right Now - (5:28) 123 BPM
   
Take Me Higher - (5:59) 123 BPM
   
Out Of My Head - (5:15) 122 BPM
   
Beside Me - (5:52) 124 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: He's by far better known for his disco output but as this full-length offering shows, the Serbian don known variously as Tonbe and Loshmi is no slouch in the house department either! Recent single 'Rotate', featuring the golden tonsils of Robert Owens, sets out the album's stall nicely, with the remaining nine tracks ranging from the lounge-y 'Journey To Downtown' with its vibes and sax, via the reggae-tinged 'Dub Thing', to the organ-led NJ garage vibes of 'Right Here Right Now', the uplifting piano stomp of 'Take Me Higher' and the positively sublime closer 'Beside Me'. A triumph.
DF 129
16 Jul 21
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Delicious LP
Delicious LPEXCLUSIVE
   
Afro Vibrations - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Clean Cuts - (5:37) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Love To Boogie - (6:06) 122 BPM
   
I Was Never Fan Of Sampling - (6:23) 115 BPM
   
Let's Ride - (7:11) 108 BPM
   
Mr. Funkyman - (7:09) 115 BPM
   
My Disco Collection - (6:16) 112 BPM
   
Shiny Stockings - (6:21) 118 BPM
   
Tropical - (5:50) 114 BPM
   
You Are A Star - (6:38) 118 BPM
Review: Over the past five years Mexico's Guillermo Gonzalez Santana, better known as Hotmood, had dropped a good 30 or so singles/EPs on a number of imprints including Tonbe's Disco Fruit, who now round up his previous output for the label in album form. Regular disco buyers may have most of what's here in their collections already, then, but if you've yet to get acquainted this is the perfect opportunity to do so, with standouts including the irresistible lil' jazzy, funky hip-wriggler that is 'Mr Funkyman', the laidback, handclap-tastic disco groove of 'My Disco Collection' and the looping cut-up soul of 'Clean Cuts'.
DF 128
02 Jul 21
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Serious Edits Vol 17
   
Bomb On Me - (6:40) 123 BPM
   
Physic - (5:28) 123 BPM
   
Physic (dub mix) - (5:28) 123 BPM
   
Fantasy - (5:35) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Waiting - (5:58) 99 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: The artist often known as Tonbe returns to regular home Disco Fruit with five more Serious Edits for those who like their disco colourful, synth-heavy and with a subtle house twist. After opening with the P-funk-influenced, cowbell-sporting swirl of 'Bomb on Me', the Serbian producer delivers two versions (vocal and dub) of 'Physic', a cheery, squelchy tweak of the Olivia Newton-John track of the same name with added house pianos. Elsewhere, 'Fantasy' is a low-slung revision of what sounds like a classic Talking Heads cut, while 'Waiting' is a slo-mo Balearic treat full of glistening guitars, tactile AOR grooves and sunset-ready synthesizer chords.
DF 127
18 Jun 21
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Essence
EssenceEXCLUSIVE
   
Oops Upside - (6:58) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What Goes Around - (6:48) 90 BPM
   
Step Off The Train - (7:23) 105 BPM
   
Essence Of House - (7:00) 108 BPM
   
Serious Collection - (6:23) 107 BPM
Review: The titles here might suggest a re-edits EP but rest assured the five tracks ARE actually original, albeit sample-based, productions. 'Step Off The Train', for instance, does indeed bite EBTG's 'Missing' as you'd expect, but simply takes a two-line vocal snip and loops it up over a slo-mo grinder that sits right on the deep house/nu-disco cusp, while 'Oops Upside' is another house/disco fusion that draws not on The Gap Band but on a female-sung cover thereof. So let's not worry about sources and inspirations and just say these are five classy midtempo groovers that'll suit more discerning nu-disco floors down to the ground.
DF 126
04 Jun 21
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Good Taste
Good TasteEXCLUSIVE
   
Sugar - (4:51) 117 BPM
   
Good Taste - (5:35) 120 BPM
   
Funker - (6:00) 112 BPM
   
Pontiac GTO - (6:11) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bad Habits - (4:40) 120 BPM
   
Don't Let Me Go - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Autumn Delight - (5:01) 115 BPM
Review: There are producers out there who'll spend months agonising over a snare sound or a clap, and who'll turn out maybe two or three tracks a year. At the other end of the spectrum are artists like Tonbe, who are seemingly capable of knocking together an album's worth of material by lunchtime, and frequently do! Both approaches can, of course, turn up gold - in this case, see the wonky Hammond shuffle that is 'Funker', or the summery good-time funk of 'Pontiac GTO'. This latest offering also finds Tonbe exploring poppier territory on cuts like 'Sugar' and 'Don't Let Me Go'.
DF 125
07 May 21
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Disco Fruit Sampler 02
   
Hotmood - "You Are A Star" - (6:38) 118 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "So Good For Me" - (6:03) 113 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Back To Dance" - (7:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loshmi - "Regah" - (6:56) 110 BPM
Review: Here's one of those releases that really doesn't need a lot of explaining - anyone with even a passing interest in nu-disco should be more than familiar with all four artists involved, as well as the label! Hotmood brings the 70s vibes on the string-drenched, guitar-flecked 'You Are A Star', C Da Afro fast-forwards to the 80s boogie era with the shiny-suited 'So Good For Me', while Loshmi arguably gets the most inventive, mixing up Afro, Latin and spy movie soundtrack vibes on 'Regah'. It's the lazy, laidback funk/jazz-funk of Mitiko's 'Back To Dance', though, that takes the gold.
DF 124
23 Apr 21
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Stomp
StompEXCLUSIVE
   
Boogie Down - (4:59) 101 BPM
   
Desperately - (7:57) 116 BPM
   
Here I Come - (8:25) 121 BPM
   
Disco Stomp - (8:38) 105 BPM
   
East Coast Groove - (7:06) 121 BPM
   
Foot Stompin Music - (8:05) 122 BPM
   
My Cherie Amour - (5:34) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: This is at least the tenth album-length release that Montenegro's Sascha Mitich has produced for Serbian label Disco Fruit, a work rate rivalled only by label boss Tonbe (AKA Loshmi). As ever, the seven tracks featured here blur the lines between re-edits and sample-based productions, with the energetic, good time Afro-tropical vibes of 'Desperately' (think Barrabas, Osibisa) the standout for this reviewer, and the Hammond-sporting (and fairly self-explanatory) 'Foot Stompin' Music' a close second. A lounge-y cover of Stevie Wonder classic 'Ma Cherie Amour' may prove a little more Marmite ("you either love it or hate it"), but isn't without its charms.
DF 123
09 Apr 21
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All About Grooves
   
Live My Life - (5:24) 123 BPM
   
My Way - (6:33) 122 BPM
   
This Is Party - (6:15) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
All About Grooves - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
After All - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Change The Mood - (7:05) 117 BPM
   
How Far You Can Go - (5:41) 116 BPM
   
Because Of You - (6:06) 120 BPM
   
Nocturnal Moves - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
Keep On Moving Keep On Grooving - (6:47) 119 BPM
   
Fight For Love - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Never Alone - (5:56) 120 BPM
Review: The trouble with Tonbe is you've no sooner finished reviewing one long-player than the next one arrives! With such a prolific output, it's all the more wonder that the Serbian nu-disco stalwart manages to maintain the quality standard - but make no mistake, quality is what you get here. One or two tracks (eg opener 'Live My Life') veer a little too far down the pop route, but just check out the strutty 'This Is Party', euphoric Hammond workout 'Change The Mood' or the jazz-tastic closing triptych that begins with 'Keep On Moving, Keep On Grooving' and you'll surely agree that Tonbe is a rare talent indeed.
DF 122
19 Mar 21
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Serious Edits Vol 16
   
Yes It Is - (5:23) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Across The Floor - (5:28) 114 BPM
   
In The Club - (5:40) 118 BPM
   
Neon Rider - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Right Size - (4:49) 118 BPM
   
Rampage - (5:36) 113 BPM
   
On The Street - (5:22) 120 BPM
   
No Way - (5:16) 103 BPM
Review: Turns out Milos Djordjevic, AKA Serbian re-edit king Loshmi, has something of an Eddy Grant fixation. He must have, because two of the Guyanese-British reggae star's tracks get a Loshmi makeover here - namely 'Rampage' and 'Boys In The Street'. Elsewhere, 'No Way' is another reggae edit, 'Across The Floor' and 'In The Club' draw on unidentified boogie sources, Jimmy Bo Horne's 'Is It In' from 1980 gets reworked as 'Yes It Is', Salsoul Orchestra get the treatment on 'Right Size' and - perhaps tread carefully with this one! - 'Neon Rider' revisits the theme to a certain 80s TV series starring The Hoff...
DF 121
05 Mar 21
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Sexy Lady
Sexy LadyEXCLUSIVE
   
Are You Ready - (7:19) 110 BPM
   
Get Down - (6:59) 115 BPM
   
I Shot The Sheriff - (6:33) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Do Something - (5:58) 119 BPM
   
Sexy Lady - (7:05) 106 BPM
   
On Ya - (7:00) 100 BPM
   
Lonely Days - (5:37) 115 BPM
Review: Prolific Montenegrin producer Mitiko (real name Sasha Mitich) will need no introduction to nu-disco lovers by now, and here he brings us seven more very playable nuggets on a release you can call an EP or LP as you see fit! 'Are You Ready' revisits Fatback Band's classic 'Do The Bus Stop' - serviceably if perhaps a little unnecessarily - while Marley/Clapton classic 'I Shot The Sheriff' gets covered (not re-edited) inna disco style; the other five cuts are similarly 70s-themed, with the slow-moving, sleazy funk of 'On Ya' leading the charge for this reviewer on the strength of that squelch bassline alone.
DF 120
12 Feb 21
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Easy Dancin'
Easy Dancin'EXCLUSIVE
   
Easy Dancin' - (5:21) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ram Tam Tam - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
To The Top - (5:03) 118 BPM
   
Mr. Robot - (5:34) 118 BPM
   
Let The Spirit - (5:19) 112 BPM
   
Happy Crowd - (5:00) 120 BPM
Review: Serbia's Milos Dordevic, AKA Tonbe/Loshmi, proves his mastery of the nu-disco game in just two tracks here! Submission 1: opener 'Easy Dancin', which has a wistful female vocal, spacey Dave Lee-esque Rhodes doodles and, most importantly, what is possibly the greatest stab ever recorded (check it at 0:32). Submission 2: 'Ram Tam Tam', which (after another excellent stab) centres around a rising Hammond riff that never quite resolves - ideal for building energy levels to fever pitch just before you drop that "right, everyone up!" anthem. Four more solid nu-disco/boogie cuts are just the icing on what's already a pretty unmissable cake.
DF 119
22 Jan 21
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Lay Down
Lay DownEXCLUSIVE
   
Discofied - (7:15) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Real Nasty - (6:36) 98 BPM
   
Eye On The Sparrow - (8:55) 100 BPM
   
Lay Down On Me - (6:08) 97 BPM
   
It's For You - (6:45) 94 BPM
   
Thank You For Tonight - (6:32) 102 BPM
   
Universal Love - (5:11) 90 BPM
Review: The 70s force is strong in this one... listen to this latest full-length collection from Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich, AKA Mitiko, and you may have to remind yourself, as this writer did, that you're actually listening to a brand new album and not a set of re-edits! There are no spangly Nang-esque synths here, no wonked-out Italo-cosmic excursions, just seven slabs of fat-assed funk ('Real Nasty'), lavish disco-soul ('Thank You For Tonight') and, perhaps most interestingly, a couple of tracks ('Lay Down On Me', 'Universal Love') that lean towards a mellower, more 'crossover' style ? la Bill Withers or The Bellamy Brothers.
DF 118
08 Jan 21
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Always Like This
   
Ain't Nothing Wrong - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
Funk Love - (5:46) 120 BPM
   
Days Like This - (4:55) 122 BPM
   
It's Time To Get Funkee - (4:55) 122 BPM
   
Raw & Dirty - (5:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shake That Booty - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Never Be Like You - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
I Can't Stop - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Without You - (5:28) 120 BPM
   
White Shirt - (4:28) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Juno Download
Review: There's a lot to admire about Tonbe's boundary-blurring, edit-not-edit releases on Disco Fruit, particularly the attractiveness of the material on offer and their good-value nature. His latest release, Always Like This, naturally ticks both of these boxes, cannily combinig elements of good-time house, electrofunk, jazz-funk and nu-disco. There's no weak links, just 10 party-hearty treats to savour. Our picks of a very strong bunch include the bouncy disco-house cheeriness of 'Days Like These', the bustling jazz-house beats and tidy organ stabs of 'Raw & Dirty', the Clavinet-sporting, cowbell-laden stomp of 'Shake That Booty' and the classic, late '80s NYC garage-house goodness of 'Without You'. Instant fun-times.
DF 117
18 Dec 20
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Wrong Direction
   
Akugen - (7:11) 122 BPM
   
Coming Back Around - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
It's A Long Ride - (7:48) 121 BPM
   
Living After Time - (7:08) 122 BPM
   
Looking Back - (6:22) 123 BPM
   
Now I Can See - (7:33) 117 BPM
   
Somebody To Love Tonight - (7:05) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Times Like This - (5:36) 100 BPM
   
Tour De Happiness - (5:54) 122 BPM
   
Wrong Direction - (7:22) 116 BPM
Review: Prolific Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich, better known to disco lovers as Mitiko, returns to his regular home of Disco Fruit with, incredibly, his third full-length release of the year, following June's 'Disko Diss' and September's 'Best Of'. Things get off to a flying start with the stunning 'Akugen', as deep house, disco and Balearica collide in the heart of the rain forest. Elsewhere, cuts like 'It's A Long Ride' and 'Living After Time' have a more soulful feel, 'Now I Can See' is a dubby late-night groove, and 'Tour De Happiness' and 'Looking Back' house things up a little, making for a varied and enjoyably listen all round - though 'Akugen' remains the stone-cold killer.
DF 116
04 Dec 20
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Tracks From Vinyls Vol 2
Various
   
Evil Smarty - "Feel The Fire" - (7:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Evil Smarty - "This Is" - (6:48) 115 BPM
   
Evil Smarty - "If It Feels Good" - (6:02) 107 BPM
   
Evil Smarty - "The Get Down" - (6:57) 98 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Ain't Nuthin' To It" - (6:08) 118 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Bon Dapp" - (5:50) 122 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Sunday's Calling" - (7:33) 111 BPM
   
Dave Allison - "Trade Off" - (6:22) 123 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Far Away" - (6:43) 120 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Feel Me" - (6:03) 107 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "I Want You Slide" - (7:38) 119 BPM
   
Gradient Logic - "Talk About" - (7:11) 117 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Drugstore" - (5:32) 114 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Sweet & Nasty" - (5:54) 116 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Still Loving You" - (5:24) 116 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Wsoop Wsoop" - (5:43) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Broken Heart" - (7:31) 116 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Clavs Rules" - (6:46) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Dig It" - (6:00) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Disco Frisco" - (7:19) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Feel So Good" - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Feel The Night" - (6:43) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Give Me Funk" - (6:54) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I Feel Energy" - (6:34) 118 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I'm The One" - (6:46) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I'm The One" (Alkalino remix) - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Street Groove" - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Something Jazzy" - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
V & Funky Junkie - "Yugoslavia" - (6:53) 122 BPM
   
V & Funky Junkie - "Katastrofa" - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
V & Funky Junkie - "Frka" - (7:07) 100 BPM
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit label offer digital buyers another high-VFM collection of tracks that were previously only available on wax, with the album's 31 cuts coming from just six artists including scene faves Tonbe and Loshmi and label regular Evil Smarty. Between them, they run the gamut from scorching, bottom-heavy funk (Evil Smarty's 'The Get Down', Dave Allison's 'Ain't Nuthin To It', Loshmi's 'Drugstore') to deep n' soulful house (Tonbe's 'Broken Heart'), via Gradient Logic's glacial boogie nouveau and jazzier cuts like Dave Allison's 'Trade Off' and Tonbe's 'Something Jazzy'. It's more one for the jazzbos and funkateers than outright disco dollies, admittedly, but on the whole that's probably a good thing...
DF 115
06 Nov 20
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Tracks From Vinyls Vol 1
Various
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (Dr Packer remix) - (5:54) 121 BPM
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (Hotmood remix) - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (original mix) - (5:59) 121 BPM
   
84Bit - "Mamma Jamma" (Tonbe remix) - (6:46) 116 BPM
   
Dr Packer & Loshmi - "House In Downtown" - (6:32) 117 BPM
   
Dr Packer & Loshmi - "In Case Of Emergency" - (7:04) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Evil Smarty - "The Groove To Make You Dance" - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Afro Vibrations" - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Clean Cuts" - (5:37) 116 BPM
   
Hotmood - "I Love To Boogie" - (6:06) 122 BPM
   
Hotmood - "I Was Never Fan Of Sampling" - (6:23) 115 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Let's Ride" - (7:11) 108 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Mr. Funkyman" - (7:09) 115 BPM
   
Hotmood - "My Disco Collection" - (6:16) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Shiny Stockings" - (6:21) 118 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Tropical" - (5:50) 114 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Soul Food" - (5:58) 105 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Gem Picker" - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Get Loose" - (7:52) 121 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Make It Last Forever" - (6:56) 120 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Rough" - (6:37) 121 BPM
Review: Serbia's Disco Fruit bring us a digital collection of tracks that were (mostly) previously only available on wax. Label boss Tonbe supplies four of 'em, and with most of the rest coming from equally familiar names such as Dr Packer, Hotmood, Mitiko and Loshmi, you know the bar's set high! Stylistically, the album ranges from authentic-sounding low-slung funkers like Hotmood's 'Let's Ride' and Tonbe's 'Gem Picker' to the breezy uptempo soul of 84Bit's 'Mamma Jamm' and the boogie nouveau of Dr Packer & Loshmi's 'In Case Of Emergency', while special shout-outs go to Evil Smarty, who almost out-Fatbacks Fatback, and to Mitiko's excellent reworking of the mighty Janet.
DF 114
09 Oct 20
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Best Of
Best OfEXCLUSIVE
   
Don't Stop - (7:07) 115 BPM
   
Ain't No Love - (7:14) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Breathe - (7:56) 122 BPM
   
Celebremos - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
Come Back Once More - (6:55) 108 BPM
   
Disko Adriatiko - (7:28) 114 BPM
   
Do You Really Want My Love - (8:42) 120 BPM
   
Get Me Some Luvin - (5:17) 105 BPM
   
Give It Up - (6:16) 115 BPM
   
It's Over, It's Over - (5:51) 96 BPM
   
Love Somebody Today - (6:38) 123 BPM
   
Magic Masquerade - (7:28) 107 BPM
   
Mentirosa - (6:22) 120 BPM
   
Money Honey Money - (7:28) 100 BPM
   
Nights Near The Fire - (7:14) 90 BPM
   
Now I'm Living In Ecstasy - (6:12) 105 BPM
   
Oaria Raio - (6:30) 104 BPM
   
Ohio - (6:52) 118 BPM
   
Only Love Can Save Me - (7:50) 121 BPM
   
So Bad - (7:15) 118 BPM
   
The Power Of Woman - (5:57) 108 BPM
   
Think This Time - (7:14) 117 BPM
   
What Have You Done For Me - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
You Know I Like It - (6:26) 114 BPM
   
You Make Me - (6:50) 120 BPM
Review: Montenegrin producer/re-editor Sasha Mitich, better known as Mitiko, has been extremely prolific since emerging onto the scene around five years ago, reliably turning out a new album-length EP every few months - which has left him with a rich back catalogue to plunder for this 'best of' compilation. Most of the tracks here would appear to be re-edits rather than original productions, but if so then he's dug admirably deep - there are reworks of cuts by Sister Sledge, Janet Jackson and Kool & The Gang ('Celebremos' was the band's own Spanish-language version of 'Celebration'), but most of the other source material escapes us. Which, of course, just makes this set sound all the fresher!
DF 113
18 Sep 20
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Disco Fruit Sampler 01
   
Hotmood - "I Love To Boogie" - (6:06) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Evil Smarty - "The Groove To Make You Dance" - (5:49) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Soul Food" - (5:58) 105 BPM
Review: Here we have four more sure-fire bullets for your disco machine gun, coming courtesy of Serbia's Disco Fruit label. Mexico's Hotmood is up first with the fairly self-explanatory 'I Love To Boogie', which is followed by 'The Groove To Make You Dance', a reworking of T-Connection's 1977 TK Disco classic 'Groove To Get Down' by Guildford's own re-edit don Evil Smarty. Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich, AKA Mitiko, then takes liberties with Janet Jackson (and gets away with it) on 'What Have You Done For Me', before label co-owner Loshmi plays us out with laidback, headnodding instrumental 'Soul Food'
DF 112
28 Aug 20
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Funk Off
Funk OffEXCLUSIVE
   
Funk Off - (6:05) 113 BPM
   
Motherfunker - (5:00) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Motherfunker (Tonbe mix) - (5:39) 59 BPM
Review: The words 'funk' and 'funky' are two of most over-used and wantonly misapplied in the entire musical lexicon, but rest assured they're employed entirely appropriately here! 'Funk Off' is an authentically fat n' squelchy, late 70s/early 80s-sounding affair, but with a modern twist - to contemporary ears, that bassline will recall both Daft Punk's 'Da Funk' and Basement Jaxx's 'Remedy'. 'Motherfunker' operates in similar territory, but with something of a Compass Point-like swing to the bass and topline hints of 'Ashes To Ashes'-era Bowie, while Tonbe provides a rerub of the latter that packs a heftier kick, presumably to enable smoother transition onto house floors.
DF 111
14 Aug 20
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My Sugar
My SugarEXCLUSIVE
   
Can't Wait No Longer - (6:17) 108 BPM
   
Eighties Lady - (6:44) 115 BPM
   
Hold Me - (7:42) 111 BPM
   
House Of Love - (5:54) 119 BPM
   
My Sugar - (6:40) 102 BPM
   
Oaria Raio - (6:30) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Straight To Your Arms - (5:30) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Since a young age, Montenegro-based Mitiko has shown a great passion for music. 10 years ago his productions began to surface, many tracks in the vein of nu-disco and deep house found on such labels as Fruity Flavor and Cherry Cola Records - and of course his very own Disco Fruit. Following up his previous long player from last month entitled 'Summer' he's already back into the groove with 'My Sugar', featuring a fine collection of sweltering edits. From the roaring vocals on the uplifting "Can't Wait No Longer", the neon-lit '80s pop vibe of "Hold Me", the slo-mo boogie down feels of the title track and last but not least - an oldie but a goodie to be heard on "Straight To Your Arms".
DF 110
31 Jul 20
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Summer LP
Summer LPEXCLUSIVE
   
Those Years - (7:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
If You Feel - (6:38) 120 BPM
   
Dark Room - (6:14) 110 BPM
   
Always There - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Good Girl - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Freaky Situation - (5:13) 122 BPM
   
Definition Of Dance - (6:13) 122 BPM
   
Latina - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
Long Hot Summer - (5:47) 123 BPM
   
Take You Out - (6:44) 123 BPM
   
Stick Together - (7:20) 120 BPM
   
Rock Baby Rock - (6:44) 120 BPM
   
Rock Baby Rock (version 2) - (5:30) 123 BPM
   
The Moment Is Eternity - (5:36) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, Kongisto, Paul Older
Review: Fresh from impressing via a first outing on Hot Digits, Tonbe returns to his own imprint, Disco Fruit, with an overflowing picnic basket of summery dancefloor treats. The emphasis throughout is on musical warmth, with elements borrowed from a variety of lesser-known jazz-funk, disco and electrofunk cuts combining well with the producer's own deep house sounds and largely club-focussed drums. The results are uniformly entertaining and enjoyable, with highlights including the boogie fizz of "Always There", the Bongo-riffic West Coast deep house bounce of "Freaky Situation", the carnival-ready roll of "Latina" and the Chimes style breakbeat soul heat of "Stick Together".
DF 109
17 Jul 20
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Disko Diss
Disko DissEXCLUSIVE
   
Disko Diss - (7:42) 123 BPM
   
Le Soleil Pour Demain Matin - (7:42) 122 BPM
   
Only Love Can Save Me - (7:50) 121 BPM
   
Pray For Another Day - (7:42) 124 BPM
   
Really Wanna Know - (7:34) 124 BPM
   
Rhythm Algorithm - (7:40) 122 BPM
   
Sound Of The Rain - (6:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tell Me - (7:50) 120 BPM
   
Always There - (7:30) 124 BPM
   
Breathe - (7:56) 122 BPM
Review: Montenegran producer Sasha Mitich returns to Serbia's Disco Fruit with his second album proper, which follows 2018's 'Disko Adriatiko'. We're in nu-disco/disco-house territory as opposed to straight-up 70s pastiche - in fact it's 80s boogie/electrofunk, rather than 70s disco per se, that's the most obvious influence, particularly on cuts like 'Pray For Another Day'. But the album's perhaps at its most interesting when it crosses over into other musical pastures: there's some fine jazz-funk playing to be heard on Ronnie Laws/Incognito cover 'Always There', for instance, while the standout for this reviewer is jazz-fuelled deep houser 'Sound Of The Rain' - think St Germain jamming with the Average White Band!
DF 108
26 Jun 20
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For My People
For My PeopleEXCLUSIVE
   
For My People (2020 mix) - (5:50) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Back In Time - (5:15) 119 BPM
   
Easy Summer Wind - (6:52) 110 BPM
   
Thankful - (5:48) 118 BPM
   
Cobbon Sound - (6:31) 120 BPM
   
Dobar Groove - (5:09) 115 BPM
Review: It would be fair to say that Tonbe is pretty prolific. Since his last outing on Disco Fruit - the label he founded and runs, remember - in March (2020), the Serbian producer has made numerous outings on Little Jack, Zero Eleven and Puro Music. Given this release schedule you'd expect "For My People", his latest mini-album on Disco Fruit, to be a bit flabby, but it's genuinely another hit-filled treat. Our picks of a very strong bunch of disco, boogie and house-flavoured reworks include the "2020 Mix" of "For My People", a sax and jazzy bass guitar-dominated dancefloor treat, the hazy Balearic disco warmth of "Easy Summer Wind", the pulsating P-funk bounce of "Thankful" and the chunky, percussion-rich peak-time goodness of "Dobar Groove".
DF 107
05 Jun 20
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Mentirosa
MentirosaEXCLUSIVE
   
Todo Por El Son - (7:40) 110 BPM
   
Mentirosa - (6:22) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aqua Fria - (7:24) 120 BPM
   
Mira Que Eres Linda - (6:27) 122 BPM
   
El Camaron - (7:44) 122 BPM
Review: Something of a departure for Mitiko here: a regular on Disco Fruit, the Montenegran producer is best known for disco and boogie vibes that pay very faithful homage to the sounds of the 70s and 80s, but on this five-tracker he takes a left turn into Latin music territory. Disco jocks who favour rhythmic workouts over serotonin-rush diva vocals will find this an EP that's worth exploring, and while its appeal to the disco beards in cities such as Manchester or Berlin may be somewhat limited, that's certainly not gonna be the case in party destinations like Miami, Ibiza or Mexico.
DF 106
15 May 20
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Beach View
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Come Back Once More - (6:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Automatic Move - (7:12) 117 BPM
   
To The Boogie Found - (6:56) 121 BPM
   
We Are Stelar Funk - (6:30) 121 BPM
   
How Sweet It Used To Be - (6:29) 111 BPM
   
What She Wants - (5:57) 104 BPM
   
How I Feel - (6:02) 98 BPM
Review: For his last outing on Disco Fruit, Montenegro-based Mitiko served up some "Naughty Things". On his return to the label, he's decided to share his "Beach View". It's a fine vista which naturally comes accompanied by the kind of warm, sun-kissed re-edits that will sound suitably saucy blasting out of the windows of locked-down houses this summer. Highlights are plentiful, from the low-slung, delay-laden Stevie Wonder revision that kicks things off ("Come Back Once More"), to drowsy, synth-laden jazz-funk-meets-electrofunk goodness of "To The Boogie Found", via the grandiose disco stomp of "How Sweet It Used To Be" and the pitched-down, R&B-goes-house warmth of closing cut "How I Feel".
DF 105
10 Apr 20
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Disco Fruit Selection Vol 8
Various
   
Brian SNR - "Down 4 Some Loving" - (6:51) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brian SNR - "Let's Dance" - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Music Is Love" - (5:34) 118 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "Thick As A Brick" (The ReThink) - (6:05) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Afro Vibrations" - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Mr. Funkyman" - (7:09) 115 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Bitange" - (7:06) 118 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Palm Springs" - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Almost Made You Cry" - (8:07) 121 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Back To Dance" - (7:16) 105 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Celebremos" - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Give It Up" - (6:16) 115 BPM
   
Mitiko - "It's Over, It's Over" - (5:51) 96 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Too Hot To Trot" - (6:02) 118 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Gem Picker" - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I Don't Belong To You" - (5:57) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Make It Last Forever" - (6:56) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Fresh from the market, Disco Fruit offers up a suitably large pallet of juicy re-edits, tasty revisions and sun-ripened reworks. As you'd expect, there's plenty to get your teeth into from start to finish. Our highlights include the fuzzy 21st century disco-funk of Brian SNR's "Down For Some Loving", the bouncy, synth-bass-propelled funkiness of C Da Afro's "Music Is Love", the sleazy sweatiness of Frank Virgilio's flash-fried "Thick As A Brick (The ReThink)", the throbbing goodness of Loshmi's Italo-disco/80s rock revision "Palm Springs", the mid-tempo disco bliss of Mitiko's "It's Over, It's Over" and the disco-house bump of Tonbe's "Make It Last Forever".
DF 104
20 Mar 20
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Naturally Artificial LP
   
Another Bite - (6:14) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Regularno - (5:52) 116 BPM
   
Pelin - (7:44) 118 BPM
   
Drunk Robot - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
Really Fresh - (6:07) 119 BPM
   
Let's Groove Baby - (6:10) 118 BPM
   
Samo Iluzija - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Strange Things - (6:09) 119 BPM
   
Robin's Flight - (6:08) 118 BPM
   
Her Desires - (6:00) 118 BPM
   
Sunny August - (5:32) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, SUNNER SOUL
Review: It's only been five months since Disco Fruit overlord Tonbe (real name Milos Djordjevic) offered up his fourth full-length excursion, but he's already offering up album number five. The Serbian producer begins with a squelchy synth-funk cover of Queen Classic "Another One Bites The Dust" (renamed "Another Bite") and ends with the cowbell-laden nu-boogie smoothness of "Sunny August"; in between, you'll find a fine selection of colourful, synth-heavy workouts that successfully blend bold melodies and ear-catching chords with beats that variously touch on house, disco, Italo, freestyle and electro. It's a coherent and entertaining set with plenty of dancefloor-ready club cuts for all those who dig melody-driven nu-disco.
DF 103
06 Mar 20
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Naughty Things
   
Bad Man Of The West - (7:00) 113 BPM
   
Gonna Block This City - (6:42) 117 BPM
   
Having Any Doubts - (6:12) 121 BPM
   
Nights Near The Fire - (7:14) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On The Rock - (6:38) 118 BPM
   
Somebody To Love Tonight - (6:58) 110 BPM
   
Standing On The Line - (6:03) 119 BPM
Review: Montenegro's own disco don Mitiko clearly isn't a subscriber to the "less is more" theory: since 2016 he's put out no fewer than nine albums, all on Disco Fruit, and now here comes number 10. Don't expect any huge, groundbreaking innovation here: faithful homages, not sonic experiments, are Mitiko's stock-in-trade. But from the chuggy, laidback 'Nights Near The Fire' to the 80s boogie of 'Having Any Doubts' and 'Standing On The Line', and from the jazz-funk groove of 'On The Rock' to the unabashed cheesy/novelty vibe of 'Bad Man Of The West', it's all well executed and authentic-sounding, making this an enjoyable listen all the same.
DF 102
24 Jan 20
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Mamma Jamma
Mamma JammaEXCLUSIVE
   
Mamma Jamma (original mix) - (5:59) 121 BPM
   
Mamma Jamma (Dr Packer remix) - (5:54) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mamma Jamma (Hotmood remix) - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
Mamma Jamma (Tonbe remix) - (6:46) 116 BPM
   
HN (original mix) - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
HN (Mitiko remix) - (8:29) 123 BPM
Review: 2019 was a busy year for 84bit, a producer who released a mixture of deep house and nu-disco jams on a variety of largely digital-only labels. "Mamma Jamma" is his debut for Disco Fruit and features a number of notable cuts. Chief amongst these is the title track, a bustling, bass-heavy chunk of booming disco-house that's subsequently taken in a funkier direction by the ubiquitous Dr Packer, Hotmood and Tonbe, whose fine revision is looser, warmer and baggier. The EP also boasts two versions of "HN": an electric piano-laden original mix that expertly joins the dots between elecro, funk breaks and disco-funk, and a bubbly nu-disco revision by label regular Mitko.
DF 101
10 Jan 20
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