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Sensitive
FAR 016
25 Oct 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sensitive (Pete Herbert Insensitive edit) - (4:35) 123 BPM
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Sensitive (Special Disco mix) - (6:08) 123 BPM
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West Coast Lady - (5:34) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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He Is Coming - (4:53) 115 BPM
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Review: Legendary UK disco imprint Faze Action Records returns with more sweat-drenched dancefloor goodness, this time from the live Andromeda Orchestra outfit. Alongside the requisite Special Disco Version of lead track "Sensitive" (which is ace) we're treated to a typically lush and percussive remix from man like Pete Herbert. Up next, "West Coast Lady" shimmers with a vintage moog bassline, while "He Is Coming" boasts shimmering synths, a slick bassline and a particularly epic vocal backing! This is proper disco music that has been played, not programmed, with live bass, guitar, piano, solina and disco breaks. Don't sleep!
Take Me High EP
FAR 026
02 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Take Me High - (6:35) 125 BPM
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Take Me High (Rudy's Midnight Machine mix) - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Kano Line Dance - (6:09) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Solonoid - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Take Me High (ST House mix - Juno exclusive mix) - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Review: Given the high quality musical skills of Faze Action's Simon and Robin Lee, you'd expect any side or solo projects to be blessed with the same expansive musicality. That's certainly the case on this second solo EP from one half of the brothers, which doffs a cap to classic New York disco. The title track's the real killer, with live bass, guitars, vocals, drums and keys combining on an authentically warm, loose and floor-friendly disco jam. The disco-funk-meets-Italo flex of "Kano's Line Jam" is almost as good, while "Solonoid" brilliantly pits rubbery disco bass and hissing percussion against Arthur Russell style cello and vintage synthesizers. A pair of throbbing, 21st century dancefloor reworks of the classic-sounding title track complete a great package.
Don't Lose Control
FAR 019
25 Jun 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Don't lose Control (Original mix) - (6:39) 122 BPM
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Don't lose Control (Faze Action edit) - (5:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't lose Control (Original mix) - (7:19) 117 BPM
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We Rock (White Kappa Tracksuit mix) - (6:55) 122 BPM
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We Rock (Instrumental) - (7:19) 117 BPM
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Review: This latest missive from the Faze Action camp should appeal to all those who still wig out on a Saturday night to original New York electrofunk dubs, freestyle and proto-house. "Don't Lose Control" is faithful to the sound of early '80s New York, coming on like a cross between Serious Intention and D Train (presuming Hubert Eaves III went a bit crazy on the Tape Echo). The White Kappa Tracksuit mix flips the script slightly, throwing in block rockin' electro and Italo disco influences (with, perhaps, a smidgeon of Rockers Revenge). "We Rock" travels further in this direction, dubbing out body-poppin' electro in the style of Todd Terry's early productions for T La Rock.
Freak For Your Love
FAR 018
28 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Freak For Your Love (original mix) - (4:56) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Freak For Your Love (New Wave disco dub mix) - (4:56) 122 BPM
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Freak For Your Love (ST house mix) - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Freak For Your Love (ST house dub mix) - (5:40) 120 BPM
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Freak For Your Love (Italo Boogie mix) - (5:32) 122 BPM
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Freak For Your Love (Jonno & Tommo remix) - (6:40) 122 BPM
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Review: Faze Action have never been comfortable with the nu disco tag, and in an age where it's dominated by digitally designed and somewhat pedestrian in its tempo the Lee brothers return with a dynamic live sound that sets them apart. "Freak for Your Love" is the lead track from their forthcoming album Information Overload and straddles a sick dubbed out punk funk groove that brings to mind the sort of incessantly sweat inducing music DFA was releasing in the label's first few years. A pleasant new direction for Faze Action is explored further on the accompanying "New Wave Disco Dub Mix" that delves further into the realm of echo and delay over that strident groove. The mysterious ST contributes two rerubs that switch the emphasis up towards a throwback bumping 90s house flex without loosing the original's charm.
Tattoo Man
FAR 010
21 May 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tattoo Man (7 radio mix) - (3:37) 120 BPM
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Tattoo Man (live extended rerub) - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Tattoo Man (Special disco mix) - (5:30) 120 BPM
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Tattoo man (Agogo dub mix) - (5:06) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tattoo Man (Rudy's Midnight Machine mix) - (6:04) 117 BPM
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Tattoo Man (Rudy's Midnight Machine dub - Juno exclusive) - (5:30) 117 BPM
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Review: Disco cognoscenti and brothers in arms Faze Action return to the production fold with "Tattoo Man", coming at you like the theme song for an 80s action show. Recorded in the studio with a live band, the track combines infections bass, drums, congas and keys that give "Tattoo Man" a wonderfully loose and genuine feel. There are a whole load of different versions - a 7" radio edit, a live extended rerub, a special disco mix, an agogo dub for the boogie heads and a couple of remixes from Rudy's Midnight Machine - making this the ultimate single package for discerning disco jocks. This has already been getting love from Pete Herbert, Hunee, Jim Stanton and Joey Negro - so get on it fast.
Stratus Energy
FAR 008
03 Jun 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Intro - (0:30) 79 BPM
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Goodlovin - (5:55) 126 BPM
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Hypnotic - (5:18) 118 BPM
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Venus & Mars - (5:26) 112 BPM
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Starship - (4:26) 118 BPM
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Danae's Journey - (4:27) 110 BPM
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Stratus Energy - (5:21) 124 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer - (5:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disco Warrior - (6:22) 125 BPM
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Weightless - (2:15) 74 BPM
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Keep It Coming - (4:58) 124 BPM
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Remixed
FAR 012
12 Oct 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Wanna Dancer (The Revenge remix) - (6:17) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Wanna Dancer (The Revenge dub mix) - (6:43) 121 BPM
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Danae's Journey (Boogie Central Remix) - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Starship (TARAS3000 remix) - (6:20) 118 BPM
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Starship (TARAS3000 dub mix) - (6:18) 118 BPM
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To The Sunset & Beyond Vol 1
FAR 028
17 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Floating World - (4:51) 110 BPM
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Weightless - (2:15) 74 BPM
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There's No Time - (4:43) 140 BPM
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Heartbeat - (5:44) 75 BPM
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Horizons - (5:08) 115 BPM
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Echoes Of Your Mind - (4:35) 97 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer - (5:40) 121 BPM
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Danae's Journey - (4:27) 109 BPM
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Caruso's Monkey House - (3:37) 73 BPM
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In The Trees - (7:47) 121 BPM
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Samba (Rae & Christian mix) - (6:18) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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To Love Is To Grow - (5:15) 116 BPM
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Kariba (12) - (8:42) 126 BPM
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Freak For Your Love (Dave Allison remix) - (4:58) 113 BPM
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A Day To Go - (5:31) 113 BPM
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Prisoner Of Your Love (Percappella mix - exclusive) - (3:02) 120 BPM
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Review: While they may have spent the last few years focusing on disco, Italo and electrofunk revivalism, the Lee brothers have released their fair share of deliciously Balearic material over the years. It's this side of their work that's showcased on To The Sunset & Beyond, a compilation that picks breezy, humid and sun-kissed highlights from their 20-year career. There's naturally plenty to get the juices flowing, from the cello-laden brilliance of stone cold classic "In The Trees", and the twinkling samba-soul of "Heartbeat", to the blustery live Afro-house of "Kariba" and string-laden ambience of "Weightless". There's also another chance to revisit Rae & Christian's cheery, rolling remix of "Samba", which first surfaced on Nuphonic way back in 1999.
Remixes#1
FAR 027
27 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Magic Touch (Paradise '89 House mix) - (6:08) 118 BPM
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Magic Touch (Dicky Trisco World Premier dub) - (6:06) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Echoes Of Your Mind (Phil Mison's Balearicos House mix) - (6:26) 97 BPM
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Floating World (Chuggy dub) - (7:35) 116 BPM
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Review: 15 months on from the release of their superb Body of One full length, Faze Action brothers Robin and Simon Lee have decided to get the album remixed. They start the ball rolling by delivering an '89 style Balearic house dub of "Magic Touch" - all "Good Life" riffs, chopped-up, cowbell-laden percussion and expansive piano solos - before Dicky Trisco weighs in with a more synthesizer-heavy, boogie-inspired re-dub of the same track. Phil Mison reinvents "Echoes of Your Mind" as a drifting Balearic chugger, complete with his own additional guitar, bass and keys, before Emotional emperor Stuart "Chuggy" Leath does his best Dunkelziffer impression via a woozy, fluid and wide-eyed take on "Floating World".
Prisoner Of Your Love EP
FAR 023
29 Sep 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Prisoner Of Your Love - (5:19) 121 BPM
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Prisoner Of Your Love (dub mix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
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Prisoner Of Your Love (An Eric Dunks Duncan remix) - (7:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Prisoner Of Your Love (Rudy's Midnight Machine mix) - (5:21) 120 BPM
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Prisoner Of Your Love (Percappella mix) - (3:02) 120 BPM
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Review: Faze Action present their first single from their new LP "Prisoner of Your Love", including the outstanding 808-infused mix from Eric Duncan (Rub n'Tug). Eric has been showcasing the mix in his recent sets with DJ Harvey causing a stir on dance floors. The package also includes the original mix, dub mix and a Rudy's Midnight Machine Mix which takes on a late 80s Balearic house sound with a more stripped-back feel.


Time By Your Side EP
FAR 025
01 Dec 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Time By Your Side (original mix) - (5:13) 119 BPM
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Time By Your Side (Pete Herbert Vox mix) - (5:59) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Time By Your Side (Andromeda Orchestra mix) - (7:12) 122 BPM
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Time By Your Side (Rudy's Midnight Machine mix) - (6:02) 120 BPM
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Time By Your Side (Pete Herbert dub mix) - (5:59) 119 BPM
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Time By Your Side (Sahin Meyer Soul Fire Sauce mix) - (7:52) 118 BPM
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Review: Faze Action's Body of One album, released earlier this year, was something of an overlooked gem; a beautifully produced set that joined the dots between the Lee brothers' many influences, whilst retaining a sophisticated pop sensibility. "Time By Your Side", a retro-futurist house gem featuring the great vocals of Mary Moore, was undoubtedly one of the highlights. Here, that track gets remixed no less than five times. Pete Herbert delivers excellent vocal and dub versions with his usual delay-laden, synth-heavy nu-disco feel, while Andromeda Orchestra turns it into a warm, organic disco gem (complete with new beats, guitars and bass). Elsewhere, there are tasty deep house reworks from Rudy's Midnight Machine and Sahin Mayer.
Original Disco Motion (remixes)
FAR 005
17 Jul 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Original Disco Motion (Jay Shepheard main mix) - (8:34) 126 BPM
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Original Disco Motion (Jay Shepheard dub) - (6:02) 126 BPM
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Original Disco Motion (Faze Action dub) - (5:39) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Keep It Coming
FAR 001
08 Jun 07
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Keep It Coming (Special disco mix) - (7:05) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Keep It Coming (dub) - (6:05) 124 BPM
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Keep It Coming (beats) - (3:13) 124 BPM
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Played by: Sleazy McQueen
Stratus Energy
FAR 002
18 Oct 07
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Stratus Energy (Special Disco mix) - (5:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stratus Energy (original mix) - (6:35) 124 BPM
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Disco Warrior
FAR 003
12 Feb 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Warrior (special disco mix) - (6:44) 125 BPM
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Disco Warrior (dub) - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Body Of One
FAR 022LP
13 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Prisoner Of Your Love - (5:19) 121 BPM
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Stuck - (4:13) 120 BPM
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Echoes Of Your Mind - (4:35) 97 BPM
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Body Of One - (6:23) 119 BPM
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Time By Your Side - (5:13) 119 BPM
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Magic Touch - (5:22) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Freak For Your Love - (5:12) 122 BPM
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Caruso's Monkey House - (3:37) 73 BPM
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Floating World - (4:51) 110 BPM
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Review: Brothers Simon and Robin Lee have long excelled at the album format, delivering occasional sets that ripple with impressive musicality, sinewy strings, cozy downtempo moods and upbeat dancefloor moments. Body of One, their fourth full length (their first dropped on Nuphonic back in 1997), continues this trend, offering a compelling trip through the pair's myriad influences. After opening with a sweaty post-punk thumper ("Prisoner of Your Love"), we're variously treated to Italo-influenced vintage house ("Magic Touch"), rubbery disco-funk ("Freak For Your Love"), Arthur Russell-influenced tropical downtempo pop ("Caruso's Monkey House"), dreamy Balearica ("Floating World") and string-laden gorgeousness. As for the title track, it sounds like So-era Peter Gabriel.
To The Sunset & Beyond Vol 2
FAR 031
24 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Moving Cities (Alternative version) - (6:24) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tattoo Man (Agogo dub mix) - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Samba (feat Nina Miranda - radio edit) - (3:57) 118 BPM
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Stuck - (4:13) 120 BPM
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Got To Find A Way (feat Zeke Manyika) - (5:43) 122 BPM
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Danaes' Journey (Boogie Central mix) - (6:34) 120 BPM
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Time By Your Side - (5:13) 119 BPM
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Venus & Mars - (5:26) 112 BPM
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Kumbengo (feat Zeke Manyika) - (4:52) 120 BPM
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Magic Touch (Paradise '89 mix) - (6:08) 118 BPM
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Walking Time - (3:55) 122 BPM
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Echoes Of Your Mind (Phil Mison's Balearicos mix) - (6:26) 97 BPM
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Mas - (5:53) 124 BPM
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Plans & Designs (String Reprise) - (2:29) 74 BPM
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To Love Is To Grow (feat Zeke Manyika - Rudy's Midnight Machine mix Juno Exclusive) - (5:38) 114 BPM
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Review: Given the success of Faze Action's first trawl through the more sun-kissed sections of their vast back catalogue, it's little surprise to see the Lee brothers deliver a second volume. As with its predecessor, To The Sunset & Beyond shuffles around stylistically, taking in lilting Brazilian flavours (1999 single "Samba", the folksy "Struck"), Afro-influenced electrofunk (recent Zeke Manyika collaborations "Got To Find A Way" and "To Love Is To Grow"), dub disco (the Boogie Central mix of "Danae's Journey"), and, of course, plenty of cello-laden treats (a rare alternative version of "Moving Cities", the wonderful, Arthur Russell-ish "Venus & Mars"). In other words, it's a deliciously summery collection of tried-and-tested tracks. Recommended.
Good Lovin'
FAR 007
23 Apr 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Good Lovin' (Special disco mix) - (6:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Good Lovin' (Reflex mix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
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Good Lovin' (Shogone Deep mix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
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Good Lovin' (instrumental mix) - (6:14) 126 BPM
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Good Lovin' (Full Motion mix - Juno exclusive bonus track) - (6:30) 126 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer
FAR 009
17 Jul 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Wanna Dancer (Special disco mix) - (6:54) 121 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer (Reflex dub mix) - (4:17) 121 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer (disco rock dub mix) - (5:23) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Wanna Dancer (Old School house mix) - (4:33) 120 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer (Old School house Juno exclusive dub mix) - (6:15) 120 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer (radio edit) - (4:00) 121 BPM
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I Wanna Dancer (Old School extended 12" mix) - (6:22) 120 BPM
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Vamos Pintar EP
FAR 034
24 Nov 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Vamos Pintar (original mix) - (6:10) 121 BPM
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Vamos Pintar (Max Essa Slo-Mo Bubble dub) - (6:19) 90 BPM
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Vamos Pintar (Max Essa extended Club mix) - (8:45) 121 BPM
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Vamos Pintar (Paradise '90 dub) - (5:07) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vamos Pintar (ST House mix) - (6:28) 121 BPM
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Played by: FINGERMAN, BACHGENAUR
Review: Faze Action teams up with Nina Miranda for the jazzy disco tones of "Vamos Pintar", and the results are magic. This is unabashedly joyous, flamboyant dance music rich with vibraphone licks, synth stabs and a catchy vocal hook about painting, which Max Essa then slows down to a Balearic strut on his "Slo Mo Bubble Dub" mix before offering up a more energetic "Extended Club Mix". The real gem on the record comes with "Paradise 90 Dub", which faithfully champions the Larry Levan school of party music, and everyone knows that means guaranteed club heat.
Mangwana
FAR 029
09 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mangwana - (5:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chiiko - (4:28) 97 BPM
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Mangwana (A Vision Of Panorama mix) - (6:44) 120 BPM
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Mangwana (Paradise '89 dub) - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Kumbengo (Tropical mix) - (4:56) 120 BPM
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Kumbengo (100% Humidity dub - Juno Exclusive) - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Review: On paper, this collaboration between veteran Balearic/disco/house fusionists Faze Action, and Zimbabwean drummer-turned-vocalist Zeke Manyika has all the makings of a humid, sun-kissed classic. Happily, "Mangwana" - a kind of late '80s Hugh Masekela Balearic afro-house jam full of punchy horns, chiming synth melodies and chanted African vocals - is every bit as alluring as you'd expect. The Waiting For The Rain-era Masekela influences are even stronger on the delicious A Vision of Panorama mix, while the Paradise '89 Dub pushes the track further towards dubbed-out New York house territory while beefing up the backing track a little. Elsewhere on the EP, you'll find two superb versions of the percussive, tropical '80s workout "Kumbengo" (including a heavy, Junodownload-only Dub), and the hazy downtempo goodness of "Chiiko".
FAR: The Story So Far - Nu Disco & Future House Classics
FAR 020
11 Dec 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Faze Action - "Hypnotic" (disco mix) - (6:23) 118 BPM
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Andromeda Orchestra - "Sensitive" (Pete Herbert Insensitive edit) - (4:33) 123 BPM
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Faze Action - "Tattoo Man" (Ago Go dub mix) - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Faze Action - "Stratus Energy" (special disco mix) - (5:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Faze Action - "Original Disco Motion" (Jay Shepheard mix) - (8:32) 126 BPM
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Faze Action - "I Wanna Dancer" (special disco mix) - (6:54) 121 BPM
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The Shack - "Touch It" (original mix) - (6:48) 118 BPM
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Faze Action - "Good Lovin'" (special disco mix) - (6:11) 126 BPM
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Rudy's Midnight Machine - "Lifestyle 101" - (7:20) 122 BPM
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Faze Action - "I Wanna Dancer" (old school house mix) - (4:31) 120 BPM
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Rudy's Midnight Machine - "Open To Your Love" - (6:47) 118 BPM
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The Shack - "One & Only" (Faze Action dub mix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
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Faze Action - "Goodlovin'" (Shogone deep mix) - (5:52) 126 BPM
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Faze Action - "I Wanna Dancer" (The Revenge remix) - (6:15) 81 BPM
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Del Strange - "We Rock" (instrumental mix) - (7:19) 117 BPM
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Faze Action - "Keep It Coming" (special disco mix) - (7:03) 124 BPM
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Faze Action - "I Wanna Dancer" (disco rock dub mix) - (5:23) 121 BPM
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Faze Action - "Disco Warrior" (special disco mix) - (6:44) 125 BPM
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Rudy's Midnight Machine - "Dib Dab" - (5:46) 75 BPM
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Faze Action - "Freak For Your Love" - (4:54) 122 BPM
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Faze Action - "Spark" (dub mix) - (5:35) 118 BPM
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Faze Action - "Starship" - (4:26) 118 BPM
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Del Strange - "Don't Loose Control" (Faze Action Ain't No Stoppin edit) - (5:34) 122 BPM
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Miss Cheesecake - "You Must Create" (Faze Action mix - Juno exclusive track) - (5:26) 119 BPM
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The Story So Far Faze Action (continuous DJ Mix by Faze Action) - (59:50) 120 BPM
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Review: Incredibly, brothers Robin & Simon Lee have been providing us with their slick updates of the classic disco and house sound since 1995! This bumper 25-track collection tells the story from the birth of FA Records in 2006. There's a lot to tell too; it's packed with enough vintage-sounding grooves to shame the Paradise Garage. Highlights include Jay Shepheard's breezy remix of FA's debut "Original Disco Motion", FA's own Rocker's Revenge-esque, "Hypnotic (disco mix)", the linear, chugging arpeggiation of "Touch It" by The Shack, the loopy robot-funk of "Lifestyle 101" by Rudy's Midnight Machine, the moody "revenge mix" of FA's "I Wanna Dancer" and the killer retro house-isms of Miss Cheesecake's "You Must Create", exclusively provided for us lucky folks!
Get Off The Floor
FAR 014
26 May 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Off The Floor - (5:35) 115 BPM
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You Must Create - (5:41) 116 BPM
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You Must Create (Faze Action mix) - (5:28) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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You Must Create (instrumental) - (5:39) 116 BPM
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Review: Horse Meat Disco member Luke Howard debuts the Miss Cheesecake nom de plume for a shiny new release on the venerable London institution otherwise known as Faze Action Records. Electronic bass and piano action abounds on "Get Off The Floor" which features some delightfully lo-fi robotic vocals and a relentlessly driving groove, while "You Must Create", which features Luke's own vocals, is dripping in neon-tinged 80s dancefloor sweat. Up next is a typically lush proto house remix of "You Must Create" from label chiefs Faze Action which really could be the theme tune to a 1983 moustache-riddled cop action flick set in San Francisco, alongside an instrumental version of the original cut.
Let It Happen EP
FAR 021
18 Feb 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Let It Happen (original mix) - (5:42) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Work It (original mix) - (6:06) 120 BPM
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Turn Me On (Rudy's edit) - (5:58) 120 BPM
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Let It Happen (Faze Action edit) - (5:09) 119 BPM
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Turn Me On (original mix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Let It Happen (Faze Action instrumental dub) - (5:09) 119 BPM
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Review: A welcome return for Faze Action's synth-laden side project, this time with more electrofunk and Italo-inspired dancefloor jams. "Let It Happen" gets the perfect balance between synth-funk authenticity, Italo melodies and delicious disco guitars, while Faze Action's own Instrumental Dub puts more emphasis on the two sparring basslines (one a rubbery electric bass effort, the other a thickset synth one). The storming "Work It" wanders more towards synth-wave and Italo territory, whilst retaining Faze Action's usual swinging disco pulse. Best of all, though, is the sparse but delightfully funky "Turn Me On", an exercise in vintage synth fetishism with added talkbox. It's almost enough to make Roger Troutman jealous.
The Reception
FAR 006
30 Nov 08
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Reception (part 1) - (4:49) 127 BPM
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The Reception (part 2) - (5:15) 127 BPM
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The Reception (part 3) - (5:21) 127 BPM
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The Reception (dub) - (4:32) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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By Nature EP (Exclusive)
FAR 030
29 Sep 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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By Nature - (6:29) 101 BPM
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Sky Goddess - (3:49) 97 BPM
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Shimmering Coast - (4:40) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fortune Lagoon - (4:26) 110 BPM
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Body Wave - (6:07) 108 BPM
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Body Wave (Naked Essentials dub) - (5:08) 108 BPM
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Review: You might know Robin Lee and Simon Lee as the mythical Faze Action duo. The two brothers have been foundational pillars to the whole nu-disco wave and, before that, the re-edit school of thought behind disco and boogie. We've always been fans. Both of their productions and expansive DJ sets. Rudy's Midnight Machine is their second alias, and this time they come through with their second release under that name for their own Faze Action imprint. The lead track "By Nature" is a feel-good house-not-house warmer with a gentle, summery touch, which is followed by the more precocious groove and tempo of "Sky Goddess". Calling this material 'balearic' wouldn't really do it justice because tunes like "Shimmering Coast" or Fortune Lagoon" have much more to offer than the genre's typical 'lounge approach. "Body Wave" is a little funkier and more jazz-laden, with a dub mix that brings out its bass more. Wonderful.
Lifestyle 101 EP
FAR 013
22 Dec 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lifestyle 101 (original mix) - (7:22) 122 BPM
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Lifestyle 101 (dub mix) - (7:30) 122 BPM
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Raw (original mix) - (6:53) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Raw (dub mix) - (6:08) 123 BPM
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Raw (instrumental) - (6:51) 123 BPM
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Resolve Revolver EP
FAR 024
03 Nov 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Resolve Revolver - (6:05) 122 BPM
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S Line - (6:01) 114 BPM
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Bikini Ammunition - (6:39) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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High Powered (original Disco mix) - (4:31) 108 BPM
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Review: A side project of Faze Action's Robin Lee, it's been a while since we heard any new material from Rudy's Midnight Machine. Well it seems the machine is now well oiled and ready to go again, with four new tracks lined up. As expected, deep disco is the order of the day with highlights including the bleeped out Rocker's Revenge-esque jam "Resolve Revolver", the minimal electro-house bouncer "Bikini Ammunition" and the trippy, percussive loops and general weirdness of "High Powered (Original Disco Mix)".
Open To Your Love EP
FAR 011
06 Jul 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Open To Your Love - (6:49) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Open To Your Dub - (5:43) 118 BPM
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Dib Dab - (5:48) 75 BPM
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Street Museum - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Street Museum Dub (Juno Exclusive) - (5:24) 120 BPM
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Review: Since 2006 Faze Action's eponymous label has been cranking out their own productions, releasing such dance floor killers as "Hypnotic", "I Wanna Dancer" and those remixes of the track that started it all - "Original Disco Motion". Here comes the new slab, this time around it's Robin manning the faders and knobs as Rudy's Midnight Machine. "Open To Your Love" opens with a steady bouncing groove punctuated by crisp 808 snares and stabby chords. It's definitely going straight for the retro house jugular but still has enough oomph about it to appeal to young waifs as well as misty eyed rave granddads. "Dib Dab" slips back a few more years for its electro dance feel, coming on like a long lost tougher dub of Shannons' "Let the Music Play". It's a tune that wears its heart on its sleeve with orchestra stabs, proto garage baseline and sampled vocal chops, pretty much guaranteed to get any party moving with a cheeky smile on its face. "Street Museum" is the most recognizably Faze-esque track, with New Order-ish synth melody lines, a nagging rhythm guitar and a whole heap of delay on the drums. In other words, a sure fire disco winner.
One & Only EP
FAR 017
07 Dec 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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One & Only - (5:54) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shack Attack - (6:46) 122 BPM
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One & Only (Faze Action mix) - (6:06) 118 BPM
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One & Only (Faze Action dub mix) - (6:08) 118 BPM
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One & Only (The Shack dub mix) - (6:10) 118 BPM
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Touch It
FAR 015
07 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Touch It (original mix) - (6:48) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Stop (original mix) - (5:38) 120 BPM
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Touch It (Faze Action dub mix) - (5:23) 118 BPM
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Touch It (dub mix) - (6:21) 118 BPM
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Review: Faze Action maintain their fine run of form in 2011 with this four tracker from The Shack, aka Guy Williams and Dan Williams (not related!) Both have been active in dance music from the early 90s ,with Guy holding DJ residencies at clubs such as the Ministry Of Sound and Turnmills during their pomp while Dan Williams aka D.R.W carved a career as a singer/songwriter. Together as The Shack they have absolutely nailed it with "Touch It", a sleazy-does-it Italo peak time jam. Arpeggiated synth lines, catchy vocal hooks and instant bassline work in jotous unison with some cowbell carnage. The EP comes replete with a dub version and boogie influence Faze Action remix. Rounding off the release is another original cut, namely "Don't Stop", in which tough drums combine with a late night vocal intoning the track title to bewitching effect. This Shack Attack has already found its way into the record bags of Pete Herbert and Severino - expect it to be in many more come summer's end.
Late Night Essentials Vol 1
FAR 032
18 Nov 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rudy's Midnight Machine - "Open To Your Love" - (6:47) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Faze Action - "Vortex" - (7:10) 122 BPM
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Del Strange - "Don't Lose Control" (Faze Action edit) - (5:34) 122 BPM
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Faze Action - "Good Lovin'" (Sho Gone Deep mix) - (5:52) 126 BPM
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Faze Action - "Freak For Your Love" (S T House mix) - (6:23) 121 BPM
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Faze Action - "Prisoner Of Your Love" (An Eric Dunks Duncan mix) - (7:33) 121 BPM
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Faze Action - "Mangwana" (feat Zeke Manyika - Paradise '89 dub) - (5:56) 120 BPM
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Faze Action - "I Wanna Dancer" (Old School House mix) - (6:22) 121 BPM
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The Shack - "Touch It" (Faze Action dub) - (5:23) 118 BPM
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Rudy's Midnight Machine - "Resolve Revolver" - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Rudy's Midnight Machine - "Lifestyle 101" - (7:20) 122 BPM
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Miss Cheesecake - "You Must Create" - (5:33) 116 BPM
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Faze Action - "Spark" - (5:38) 118 BPM
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Faze Action - "Magic Touch" (Paradise '89 mix) - (6:08) 118 BPM
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Faze Action - "Time By Your Side" - (5:13) 119 BPM
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Andromeda Orchestra - "Take Me High" (Rudy's Midnight Machine mix) - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Faze Action - "Hypnotic" (dub) - (6:36) 118 BPM
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Faze Action - "In & Out" - (7:17) 120 BPM
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Andromeda Orchestra - "Take Me High" (S T House mix) - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Review: Nu-disco pioneers, Faze Action (brothers Simon and Robin Lee) have a long and respected history, not least due to the sterling work of their legendary label, FaR. Here they collate a heady selection of sizzling bangers from their impressive back catalogue. There's a whopping 19 gems to get your teeth into, highlights including the Les Rhymes Digitales meets Studio 54 vibes of "Don't Loose Control" by Del Strange, the perky italo-disco/house hybrid "Freak For Your Love (ST House Mix)" and the Afro-jackin' acid flashback that is "Mangwana feat Zeke Manyika (Paradise '89 dub)".
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