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Shake It Up/Cosmic Jam
FVR 105
20 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Shake It Up (feat Alicia Blue Eyez Smith - extended 12 version) - (7:32) 88 BPM
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Cosmic Jam (extended 12 version) - (7:02) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Throughout the latter half of the noughties, musical fusionists 7 Samurai made regular appearances on G.A.M.M and Poets Club Recordings, delivering reworks and original tracks that somehow joined the dots between jazz-dance, dub, deep house, soul, hip-hop and Latin beats. Here the duo returns on France's Favorite Recordings with their first new material for well over four years. Flipside "Cosmic Jam", dedicated to Patrick Forge, is arguably the pick of the two tracks, with rich Rhodes riffs and Herbie Hancock style space synths riding a dubby, rolling deep house groove. That said, Alicia Blue Eyez Smith hook-up "Shake It Up" - a loose, twinkling chunk of cosmic disco inspired dub-soul fusion - is pretty darn tasty, too.
Open Up Your Eyes (Remixes)
FVR 139
09 Mar 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Open Up Your Eyes (Patchworks Disco remix) - (5:59) 116 BPM
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Open Up Your Eyes (album version) - (2:49) 113 BPM
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Open Up Your Eyes (Jex Opolis remix) - (7:32) 120 BPM
Time To Decide
FVR 134
19 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Time To Decide - (3:21) 78 BPM
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Beautiful Lady - (3:15) 94 BPM
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Get It Up For Love - (5:47) 82 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Let Nobody Know - (5:05) 114 BPM
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Open Up Your Eyes - (2:49) 113 BPM
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Since I've Been Loving You - (3:39) 125 BPM
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Supervision - (2:22) 102 BPM
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Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: Despite his classical training, composer-turned-producer Al Sunny is more interested in classic soul, West Coast rock and the sun-kissed fusion work of 1970s Brazilian artists. Time To Decide is his debut album, and it's really rather good. Sunny is a talented songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist capable of creating perfectly produced songs that bristle with warm, sun-kissed nostalgia. Highlights include the Steely Dan-esque vibes of "Beautiful Lady", the dancefloor-friendly jazz-funk headiness of "Don't Let Nobody Know" and "Open Up Your Eyes", and the brilliant "Since I've Been Loving You", which sounds like a tooled-up take on Beatles circa "Got To Get You Into My Life". Sunny's cover of Ned Doheny's "Give it Up For Love" is also something of a treat.
Le Premier Disco Sans Toi
FVR 138
12 Jan 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Le Premier Disco Sans Toi - (7:18) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Le Premier Disco Sans Toi (dub version) - (4:40) 120 BPM
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Moonbeach Disco (dub version) - (5:35) 120 BPM
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Review: Russian saxophonist Andre Solomko has been featured on Favorite Recordings before, delivering a couple of albums that cheerily riffed on smooth jazz and '80s jazz-funk. He's flipped the script on this return to the noted French label, laying down a righteous slab of club-ready disco-funk with noted Afro-disco influences. Naturally, Solomko's killer saxophone solos take pride of place on "Le Premier Disco Sans Toi", rising above a groovy backing track rich in jaunty Clavinet riffs and William Onyeabor style Moog flourishes. It's backed by an alternately wavy and beefed-up Dub Mix and a solo heavy Dub of "Moonbeach Disco", a Balearic disco excursion rich in jazz-funk influences.

Ou Es Tu Maintenant (Bonus Edition)
FVR 070
30 Nov 12
Funk
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I Recall - (4:09) 104 BPM
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Grooving With Grover In Paradise - (10:33) 112 BPM
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Summer 77 - (4:36) 90 BPM
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Ou Es Tu Maintenant - (8:08) 109 BPM
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We Had Some Good Years Together - (7:21) 69 BPM
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I Recall (instrumental version) - (4:22) 112 BPM
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Disaster (Bonus Track) - (8:59) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Afternoon (Bonus Track) - (4:13) 88 BPM
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Arian
FVR 128
02 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Your Love Makes Me A Winner - (4:57) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Canat Say Goodbye - (3:35) 103 BPM
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Sure Itas Funky - (5:35) 124 BPM
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Still Together - (3:39) 84 BPM
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Lutas Velikim Gradom - (4:23) 109 BPM
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Nisam Taj - (3:19) 104 BPM
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Luduj Sa Mnom - (5:10) 123 BPM
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Novi Susret - (3:29) 84 BPM
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Review: Macedonia has never been known as a hotbed of disco. It's perhaps this that makes Arian's eponymous 1981 album such a remarkable set. Here re-mastered and reissued by Favorite for the first time since it was initially released in ultra-limited quantities, the set is bristling with dewy-eyed, boogie era disco treats. It was recorded in New York with local musicians, and you can tell. There's a genuine authenticity to the likes of AOR disco anthem "Your Love Makes Me A Winner", the punchy, horn-heavy disco-boogie brilliance of "Can't Say Goodbye", K.I.D style dancefloor heaviness of "Sure It's Funky" and blue-eyed soul shuffler "Still Together". As with the original album, the reissue also contains Croatian language versions of the same superb tracks.
Solar
FVR 100
22 May 15
Deep House
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Solar (intro jam) - (2:06) 134 BPM
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Uma Onda - (5:02) 98 BPM
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Vento Sul - (5:10) 119 BPM
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Melt The Night (feat Leon Ware) - (5:35) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Agua - (5:15) 146 BPM
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Kalunga - (1:59) 100 BPM
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Solar - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Beyond The Sea - (5:49) 100 BPM
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O Mar, O Samba E O Sol - (5:01) 94 BPM
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Stop! Look, Listen (To Your Heart) (feat Leon Ware & Guida De Palma) - (4:20) 73 BPM
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Rio 82 (live version) - (5:16) 98 BPM
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Played by: Guilhem Monin
Melt The Night
FVR 111
23 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Melt The Night (XL Middleton remix) - (5:26) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Melt The Night (original album version) - (5:35) 93 BPM
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Melt The Night] (instrumental version) - (5:34) 93 BPM
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Played by: JimmyTheTwin
Glow Of Love
FVR 104
03 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Glow Of Love - (5:55) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Glow Of Love (Waxist dub version) - (8:09) 119 BPM
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Mystic Voyage
FVR 040
26 Mar 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Mystic Voyage - (2:33) 100 BPM
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Una Peripecia - (2:52) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Buddy Sativa is another of the French soul jazz artists causing a stir at the moment. On "Mystic Voyage" he drops two tracks that merge keys, brass sections, bass and percussion in that classic Parisian way. A talented musician, Sativa knows how to compose music in various different styles and is therefore able to communicate his vision of music across a number of platforms.

His first instrument of composition was always keys, then came the machines and samples, allowing him to build the tracks around his key parts. The title track is a cover of Roy Ayers, reworked with Savita?s own approach. For him, Ayers' music was essential to the development of his own and was therefore an obvious choice for someone to cover. After a hazy intro, Sativa sets off into his improvisational swing jazz style. A big band with bright brass joins a heavy rhythm section in a full on jazz tribute to the original. Sativa's interest in and knowledge of rhythm, particularly through west African drums, becomes more apparent on "Una Peripecia" though. Although it is actually Onra on drumming duty within the track, we hear all the elements of percussion that Sativa holds dearly.

His workout on the keys joins Onra's drums and deep bass, creating a latin jazz feel that resides throughout. This is imaginative and improvisational jazz with a contemporary feel. As French imprint Favourite Recordings continue to press music of this sentiment to such high standards, the world is becoming more and more familiar with the likes of Buddy Sativa.
An Eye For An Eye
FVR 118
17 Jun 16
Pop
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Never Gonna Stop Lovin' You - (3:37) 119 BPM
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One More Try For Love - (3:58) 74 BPM
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Love You Out Of Your Mind - (3:15) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I'll Try A Little Every Day For You - (3:20) 66 BPM
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Crack The Whip - (3:20) 84 BPM
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Standby Lover - (4:09) 92 BPM
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Keep On Running - (3:17) 87 BPM
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Making Love For The First Time - (2:57) 106 BPM
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Be My Baby - (2:55) 91 BPM
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An Eye For An Eye - (3:55) 119 BPM
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Right Through The Heart - (4:01) 78 BPM
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Review: 1981's An Eye For An Eye is, to this day, the only LP produced by Byrne & Barnes together, and it's as playful and fresh as the first day it came out. While it's a little more on the synth side of things, it reminds us of other blue-eyed soul artists such as Ned Doheny, and throughout its eleven tunes, there's plenty of romance, mystique and soul-ridden funk. Think of it as the prototypical bridge between a 70's jazz-funk LP and the beginning of pop music as we know it today. Blue-eyed soul at its finest!
I Believe!
FVR 129
03 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Believe - (4:27) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lord! - (4:13) 119 BPM
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Weave Come To Praise Him - (3:02) 129 BPM
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Jaylis & Family
FVR 021
27 Feb 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Jaylis & Family - (4:01) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Peril En La Demeure - (1:32) 120 BPM
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Spirit Of Johannesbourg - (3:27) 115 BPM
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I Ata A Yoyo - (3:22) 111 BPM
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Boogaloo Pow - (3:17) 120 BPM
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Just Crusin - (3:53) 116 BPM
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The Last Morning
FVR 043
24 Sep 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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The Last Morning - (5:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Return Of Hiphopotamus - (4:10) 112 BPM
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Music Life
FVR 119
06 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Music Life - (6:47) 106 BPM
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Nostalgie - (4:55) 131 BPM
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Ti Gacon - (5:05) 119 BPM
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Santo Domingo - (6:29) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lan Mise - (5:27) 138 BPM
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Fantastic Girl - (5:42) 118 BPM
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Review: Led by zouk music hero, Franck Donatien, Crystal was an eight-piece combo from the French West-Indies. They originally released two albums back in the mid-'80s, and now Favorite Recordings have proudly acquired the rights to reissue the first one, 1984's Music Life. Boasting bass, guitars, synthersizers, two drummers and a whole brass section, to name but a few, this ain't no minimalist jam. Instead there are six examples of high-end musicianship, songs and grooves. Highlights include the strutting clavinet-heavy boogie of "Music Life", the proggy Cuban jazz freak out "Santo Domingo" and the Latin cocktail lounge seducer "Lan Mise".
Cut Basic
FVR 013
23 May 08
Hip Hop/R&B
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Let's Go - (0:53) 95 BPM
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Down - (1:41) 104 BPM
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Brown Sugar - (1:38) 94 BPM
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Do You Know My Position ? - (1:48) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Machine - (1:33) 125 BPM
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Darling - (1:50) 93 BPM
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Aurora - (1:07) 124 BPM
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Groove Machine - (1:22) 101 BPM
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Move - (1:32) 116 BPM
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BABB - (0:36) 90 BPM
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Ufo - (1:08) 114 BPM
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Sexy Soul - (1:41) 91 BPM
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Cosmos Riddim - (1:51) 123 BPM
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Trop Loin - (2:37) 98 BPM
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Where Is Your $ ? - (2:57) 90 BPM
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Automatic Robot - (1:11) 109 BPM
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Call The Police - (1:30) 129 BPM
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Hair Spray - (2:06) 103 BPM
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The Bachelor - (1:07) 109 BPM
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Why You?
FVR 048
26 Nov 10
Funk
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Why You? - (4:10) 111 BPM
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Throught Good & Bad (45 remix) - (3:40) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Boogie Down Bombers
FVR 041
25 Jun 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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The Boogie Down Bombers (feat Diamond D & Sadat X - main mix) - (3:11) 91 BPM
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The Boogie Down Bombers (feat Diamond D & Sadat X - instrumental) - (3:43) 91 BPM
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You're Gonna Learn (feat Andy C - Upbeat version) - (3:15) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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You're Gonna Learn (feat Andy C - OG version) - (3:21) 119 BPM
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You're Gonna Learn (feat Andy C - OG instrumental) - (3:25) 119 BPM
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Review: Jackson Jazz & DJ Suspect, aka the Funk League, enlist the services of Ugly Duckling's Andy C and NYC rappers Diamond D & Sadat X on the The Boogie Down Bombers EP. An ebullient mix of funk and hip-hop ensues, with the title track coming in at a hip-hop tempo with tinny percussion and some killer scratching. Next up is another b-boy jam "You're Gonna Learn", which speeds up the tempo and sees Andy C on lyrical duties, and, unsurprisingly, he doesn't disappoint. The Ugly Duckling man even does a decent Brian Clough impersonation, boasting that he's "not the best, but definitely in the top 1". Loads of fun all round and big props to the ever reliable French label Favorite.
Dreamer Of Life
FVR 117
22 Apr 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dreamer Of Life - (3:50) 78 BPM
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If There's A Chance Tomorrow - (4:35) 134 BPM
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Parchment Farm - (3:31) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Golden Lady - (4:31) 103 BPM
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She's My Lady - (3:31) 78 BPM
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Moondance - (5:06) 77 BPM
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You Must Have - (2:08) 71 BPM
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Things Were So Easy - (4:16) 89 BPM
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Haven't We Met - (2:24) 102 BPM
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Review: A blue eyed soul singer from Hawaii, Greg Yoder first this LP, Dreamer Of Life, back in 1976. Now French label Favourite have acquired the rights to this long forgotten musical anomaly. Appearing on the cover like a kind of American soft rock radio hero, the record serves up a deeper, more interesting artist at work. "If There's A Chance Tomorrow" is like a particularly dreamy Bee Gees ballad, "Parchment Farm" is a bizarre, xylophone-drenched jazz-scat jive and "Golden Lady" is pure beach-waves-at-night romanticism. Further on we get Latin trumpet lounge on "She's My Lady" and even campfire balladry on the mournful "You Must Have". A rare find.
My Little Green Box
FVR 053
10 Jun 11
Funk
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My Little Green Box - (4:01) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Was Born To Love - (3:44) 126 BPM
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Miss Patty - (4:25) 75 BPM
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Never Give Up - (3:48) 78 BPM
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Lost Girl - (3:57) 67 BPM
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Trickery Shit - (4:06) 87 BPM
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Coming Back - (3:46) 79 BPM
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So Wrong - (4:01) 98 BPM
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Spin Me Around - (3:53) 106 BPM
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Catch A Fire - (2:59) 126 BPM
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Full Of Love - (3:51) 100 BPM
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Review: A full-length album from modern soul singer Hawa, who first came on our radar after the effortlessly funky single "The Best Is Yet To Come" (done in collaboration with Mr President). Here, all manner of rootsy and organic funk styles are out in force: the Motown-ish swing of "I Was Born To Love" for example, the slow skank of the title tune and "Never Give Up", and the slo-mo fusion of "Trickery Shit" all demonstrate Hawa's dynamism, while the excellent Northern Soul swagger of "Coming Back" has "single" written all over it.
Dance
FVR 027
17 Jul 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Dance - (4:14) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sweet Lucky Day - (3:21) 113 BPM
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Damages / Beam Me Up
FVR 082
03 May 13
Euro Dance/Pop Dance
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Damages - (3:24) 81 BPM
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Beam Me Up - (3:30) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On & On
FVR 034
06 Nov 09
Funk
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On & On (feat Sadat X) - (3:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On & On (Claon & Jazzy P remix) - (3:53) 120 BPM
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On & On (Patchworks remix) - (3:29) 120 BPM
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Through Good & Bad (feat The Large Professor) - (2:55) 95 BPM
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Through Good & Bad (instrumental) - (2:56) 95 BPM
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What's Wrong With Groovin'? - (2:25) 104 BPM
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On & On (reprise) - (2:37) 120 BPM
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Played by: Fort Knox Five, Smoove
Natureza
FVR 133
28 Apr 17
International
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Pessoas - (4:30) 86 BPM
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Natureza - (3:54) 118 BPM
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Felicidade - (4:18) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Um CaroA§o - (3:51) 65 BPM
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Se Foi - (4:36) 95 BPM
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Maria - (3:53) 82 BPM
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Perto De Ti - (5:12) 117 BPM
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Babado Forte - (3:19) 92 BPM
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If I Ruled The World
FVR 042
26 Mar 12
Hip Hop/R&B
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If I Ruled The World - (4:56) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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She Song - (4:25) 101 BPM
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Review: This release marks the debut of Anglo-french singer Joy Poirel (AKA Joyzza) and backing combo The Joyous Juice (Florian "Flow" Pellissier, Thibaut Brandalise and Virgile Raffaeli). Both tracks are rather charming, offering a sweet, soft-focus take on soul laden with jazz-funk intent. "If I Ruled The World" is an unlikely success in many ways, proof that strange, soulful covers of old Nas hip-hop classics can work well. Even better, though, is original composition "She Song". Poirel's vocals soar, while the Joyous Juice's backing is noticeably tougher and breezier, with some neat jazz guitar touches and a Latin finish to the beats. In a word: summery.
I Love You
FVR 123
28 Oct 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Love You (Long version) - (6:55) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Love You (Short version) - (4:01) 120 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Karriem's super-sweet "I Love You" has been on many disco diggers' wants lists for some time. Happily, Favorite Recordings has licensed it, offering up not only a timely vinyl repress, but also this first ever digital-download edition. As it was back in 1979, "I Love You" remains a whisker away from disco perfection, with Karriem's fine vocals and killer electric piano solos riding a loose groove full of clipped guitars and high-grade percussion. Like the original 12", too, this release boasts both 'Long' and 'Short' versions; naturally, it's the brilliant extended mix that packs the most punch.
Playin'
FVR 094
29 Aug 14
Funk
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Playin' (feat Amalia - Seventy-Five remix) - (3:53) 54 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vapors/Huge - (3:38) 53 BPM
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Review: Fans of French producer Hugo LX's work with The Funk League, Large Professor and Diamond D will be pleasantly surprised by his new venture under the Kenjanai guise. Forthcoming debut album Faceless Heroes sees him explore more experimental and retro-futuristic sounds - often bordering on ambient or chill out. Here, this teaser reveals the funkier side of the record, with acclaimed nu-funk singer Amalia (Opolopo) delivering some seductive vocals over a punk funk groove. Meanwhile "Vapors/Huge" is a more downtempo, glitchy jazz funk instrumental.
Faceless Heroes
FVR 093LP
30 Jan 15
Hip Hop/R&B
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Hajime Ni - (0:59) 101 BPM
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What You've Been Missing (feat Oddisee) - (1:58) 98 BPM
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Paris Is Killing Me - (1:37) 96 BPM
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Faded (feat Elzhi & Amalia) - (3:03) 102 BPM
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Vapors - Yuge - (3:38) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Playin' (feat Amalia - Seventy-Five remix) - (3:53) 108 BPM
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Shin' Ya - (1:59) 120 BPM
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Beyond The Black Horizon - (0:39) 77 BPM
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Den'Sen - (0:49) 86 BPM
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Steamclock Heart (feat Amalia) - (2:54) 99 BPM
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Akegata (Part 2) - (0:32) 118 BPM
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Some Other Stuff - (2:19) 104 BPM
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Untitled - Ascent - (2:59) 92 BPM
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Saigo Ni - After All - (1:22) 90 BPM
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What You've Been Missing (feat Oddisee - remix) - (1:59) 101 BPM
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Sambadi
FVR 077
17 May 13
Funk
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Sambadi (Main mix) - (4:34) 100 BPM
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Sambadi (Patchworks remix) - (4:19) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Here we have the debut album from self-confessed 'sunshine pop' musician Lucas Arruda. Now 30, Lucas spent his formative years playing in hard rock bands but was converted to soul and jazz by a deadly seductress (a vintage Fender Rhodes actually) in his early 20s. This impressive long-planned long player features a cornucopia of styles and moods, including the lazy 70s soul of opener "Physis", the gentle Rio-funk of "Tamba (Pt1), the smooth vocals of "Who's That Lady?" and the lilting bossa nova of "Alma Nova".
Sambadi
FVR 080
12 Apr 13
Funk
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Physis - (1:13) 72 BPM
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Tamba (Part 1) - (7:08) 110 BPM
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Batuque - (5:36) 130 BPM
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Who's That Lady - (3:38) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rio Afternoon - (1:35) 115 BPM
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Na Feira - (1:27) 100 BPM
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Sambadi - (5:16) 100 BPM
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Carnival - (3:28) 98 BPM
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Alma Nova - (5:31) 115 BPM
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Tamba (Part 2) - (4:41) 110 BPM
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Review: Here we have the debut album from self-confessed 'sunshine pop' musician Lucas Arruda. Now 30, Lucas spent his formative years playing in hard rock bands but was converted to soul and jazz by a deadly seductress (a vintage Fender Rhodes actually) in his early 20s. This impressive long-planned long player features a cornucopia of styles and moods, including the lazy 70s soul of opener "Physis", the gentle Rio-funk of "Tamba (Pt1), the smooth vocals of "Who's That Lady?" and the lilting bossa nova of "Alma Nova".
Earthrising
FVR 114
17 Jun 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cosmic Awakening - (4:42) 99 BPM
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Lovestruck - (4:34) 115 BPM
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Purple Galaxy - (4:39) 118 BPM
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Earth Boogie - (3:42) 119 BPM
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Togetherness - (5:40) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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At The Flamingo Inn - (6:41) 108 BPM
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The Third Eye - (4:42) 104 BPM
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Played by: Superbreak, JB Dizzy
Review: The man behind the Magic Source project, German producer Bjorn Wagner, is best known for creating revivalist funk and soul under a dizzying variety of aliases. Magic Source, though, takes a different approach, with Wagner applying his magic touch to the world of cosmic disco. Earthrising is the project's first full-length, and is built around straight-to-tape recordings of Wagner and his numerous musical collaborators. Undeniably dusty in feel, the album's seven tracks variously touch on Afro-funk, Space style French cosmic disco, hustling disco-funk, Caribbean disco-funk, and tricky-to-pigeonhole workouts. As you'd expect, it's wonderfully played and produced, with Wagner capturing the spirit of the original era, whilst putting his own distinctive spin on proceedings.
Lovestruck
FVR 121
29 Apr 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lovestruck - (4:44) 115 BPM
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Lovestruck (Patchworks Special Disco remix) - (5:06) 122 BPM
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Lovestruck (Africaine 808 NYC No Wave dub) - (5:14) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lovestruck (Voilaaa Le remix) - (5:03) 115 BPM
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Review: Favorite Recordings deals only in the best disco-minded club music, and you can always count on them to deliver a new artist with a bag full of surprises and delight. "Lovestruck" is a heavy, sticky 70s-style nugget tailor-made for the sunny weather and that sweet smell of freshly cut grass. There's a string of sexy remixes that follow: Patchworks adds to the percussion roll and the bumpiness of the groove, while Golf Channel's Africaine 808 dubs the shit out of the original by adding girth and menace to the low-ends, only to be stripped-down further by Voilaaa's own masterful reinterpretation.
I 'll Do Anything For You (Part 2)
FVR 014
20 Jun 08
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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I ll Do Anything For You (Yann Kesz remix) - (5:06) 120 BPM
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I ll Do Anything For You (Dal Gren remix) - (3:36) 122 BPM
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I ll Do Anything For You (Freddie Cruger remix) - (5:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I ll Do Anything For You (original extended version) - (5:53) 120 BPM
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We've Only Just Begun (Remixes)
FVR 004
02 Mar 07
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Lee McDonald - "We've Only Just Begun" (Patchworks remix) - (5:38) 100 BPM
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Lee McDonald - "We've Only Just Begun" (Patchworks instrumental remix) - (5:24) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Mr Day, 7 Samurai
I'll Do Anything For You
FVR 009
30 Nov 07
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I'll Do Anything For You (Patchworks remix) - (5:47) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I'll Do Anything For You (original mix) - (3:46) 120 BPM
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I'll Do Anything For You (The Dynamics remix) - (3:15) 120 BPM
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I'll Do Anything For You (instrumental dub version - previously unreleased) - (5:38) 120 BPM
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The Collected Sounds Of Patchworks Vol 1
FVR 079
12 Apr 13
Funk
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Metropolitan Jazz Affair - "Yunowhatthislifeez" (2003 Motorcity mix) - (4:44) 110 BPM
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Mr President - "The Best Is Yet To Come" (Exclusive extended mix) - (6:40) 70 BPM
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Patchworks - "Summertime" - (4:52) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Pretty self-explanatory title here, veteran French producer Patchworks presents two shining examples of his famously exemplary productions. First up is the 2003 Motorcity mix of Metropolitan Jazz Affair's "Yunowhatthislifeez" which is light and breezy with hazy trumpets and laconic, slappy bass. Mr President's "The Best Is Yet To Come" is a thrilling dead ringer for the urgent 70s soul of Curtis Mayfield. Also included is bonus cover of Gershwin's standard "Summertime", turned into a loungey Latino workout by Patchworks himself.
Natural
FVR 012
18 Apr 08
Funk
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Natural (Patchworks remix) - (4:07) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Natural - (4:31) 105 BPM
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Mariana - (3:14) 89 BPM
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Sunshine Love - (4:23) 123 BPM
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Nova Temporada De Verão (Patchworks remix) - (4:06) 113 BPM
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Nova Temporada De Verão - (4:18) 113 BPM
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Played by: Charles Maurice
What Needs Mama
FVR 039
02 Apr 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Whats Need Mama - (4:12) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What Needs Mama (Dwilt Sharpp remix) - (3:56) 96 BPM
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Review: As vocalist with funky sensations The Dynamics (famous for their awesome covers of "Seven Nation Army" and "Move On Up" amongst others) Cameroon-born Mounam has already delighted legions of fans with her unique and soulful tones. Now she steps out on a solo mission, backed up by Parisian band Trevor and Lisa, and it's a resounding success. Tight brass and afro-beat drums give Mounam the perfect backing for her sharp and powerful vocals, as does the slower Dwilt Sharp mix that accompanies the single.
Dry Up In The Sun
FVR 062
16 Apr 12
Funk
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Food For Soul - (3:22) 120 BPM
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One Step - (3:28) 126 BPM
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Forgotten Realms - (4:47) 126 BPM
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Right On - (3:57) 115 BPM
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Follow You - (5:12) 78 BPM
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Caveman - (3:25) 66 BPM
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Head Down In The Water - (4:16) 103 BPM
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Queen Of The Minstrels - (5:05) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dry Up In The Sun - (2:43) 122 BPM
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Party Party - (6:14) 115 BPM
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Forgotten Realms (radio edit) - (3:24) 126 BPM
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Let Yourself Go - (2:56) 73 BPM
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Caveman
FVR 089
17 Jan 14
Funk
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Caveman - (3:25) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Caveman (instrumental) - (3:28) 66 BPM
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Review: Although it's easy to assume that the eponymous Mr Day is a breathing, shimmying, real life soul-pop star, he is in fact, a band. Led by retro fixated frontman Eric Duperray, the band who also comprise Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart, and jazzers Raphael Chambouvet and Remy Kaprielan, have released two cult albums: Small Fry and Dry Up In The Sun. "Caveman" is taken from the latter and is an exhilarating slice of Stax-like Northern Soul, injected with the raw ferocity of their notoriously sizzling live shows.
If I Can Love You
FVR 026
08 May 09
Funk
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If I Can Love You - (3:52) 76 BPM
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If I Can Love You (DJ Vadim feat Yarah Bravo remix) - (4:33) 79 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Patchworks
Soul On Wax
FVR 008
20 Jul 07
Funk
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Soul On Wax (original mix) - (4:24) 68 BPM
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Soul On Wax (Rythm N Breaks edit) - (4:08) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Mr Day
Small Fry
FVR 032
25 Feb 10
Funk
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Small Fry (album mix) - (4:36) 124 BPM
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Small Fry (Patchworks Disco mix) - (4:00) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The multi talented Mr Day provides another release on Favourite Recordings with "Small Fry." Perfectly in tone with label and artist, this soulful release offers the original alongside a disco mix from Patchworks.

Hailing from France, Mr Day has his highly insurable fingers in several pies. He is the singer for both the French jazz combo, Metropolitan Jazz Affair and The Dynamics. He has also featured on highly acclaimed productions by Patchworks, Boozoo Bajou and Mr President not to mention his own electro soul releases on indie label Rotax. Now, Favourite recordings will be unleashing his debut solo album next month and have therefore decided to release "Small Fry" as a taster of the album which goes by the same name.

Displaying his immensely soulful disposition, the track Evokes classic 70s soul from the likes of Marvyne Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green. Its composition is sparse and roomy, each sound is given space to breathe as this easy and enveloping track unfolds with swagger and finesse. Effortlessly suave, "Small Fry" perhaps hints at the kind of pure soul music, dipped in elegance that we can expect from the forth coming full length. It is a beautiful track that also touches on Northern soul and Motown whilst keeping Mr Day's unique own sound.

Completing the package is fellow Frenchman, Patchworks. The esteemed producer and long time collaborator with Mr Day gives us a fresh and upfront disco-soul remix. More suited to the dancefloor than the original, his remix still retains the warm, vintage style that his production is known for.
Small Fry
FVR 037CD
20 Apr 10
Funk
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Tears Of Joy - (3:40) 72 BPM
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Small Fry - (4:36) 124 BPM
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If I Can Love You - (3:53) 76 BPM
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Spookie - (4:22) 110 BPM
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Get Your Point Over - (4:35) 113 BPM
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Soul On Wax - (4:27) 68 BPM
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Straggler - (2:56) 94 BPM
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That 's How I Feel About You - (3:40) 70 BPM
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Heaven Knows - (5:15) 73 BPM
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Precious - (4:13) 120 BPM
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No Time - (3:39) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get It On - (3:49) 103 BPM
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Don't You Stay Outside Tonight - (4:44) 117 BPM
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Both Sides - (4:53) 86 BPM
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Get Your Point Over
FVR 010
21 Dec 07
Funk
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Get Your Point Over - (6:04) 113 BPM
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Spooky (Patchworks remix) - (4:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get Your Point Over (Patchworks remix) - (3:53) 114 BPM
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Spooky - (4:21) 110 BPM
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Tears Of Joy
FVR 018
05 Dec 08
Funk
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Tears Of Joy (album version) - (3:45) 72 BPM
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Tears Of Joy (The Dynamics version) - (4:09) 73 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Mr Day
The Best Is Yet To Come - remixes EP
FVR 057DG
21 Oct 11
Funk
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The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Mr Day & Hawa - original version) - (4:32) 70 BPM
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The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Mr Day & Hawa - Taggy Matcher remix) - (4:13) 70 BPM
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The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Mr Day & Hawa - Radek remix) - (3:53) 80 BPM
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The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Mr Day & Hawa - Lemy Leopard house remix) - (2:49) 128 BPM
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The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Mr Day & Hawa - BoastFull remix) - (4:01) 70 BPM
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The Best Is Yet To Come (feat Mr Day & Hawa - B-Boys mix) - (3:59) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Number One
FVR 046
09 Mar 11
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Mr President Theme - (1:36) 136 BPM
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Meet Again - (4:06) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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From South To North - (4:47) 130 BPM
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Celebrate - (4:14) 127 BPM
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Tribute To RZA - (4:13) 97 BPM
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Love & Happiness - (5:02) 115 BPM
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The Best Is Yet to Come (feat. Mr Day & Hawa) - (4:32) 140 BPM
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Left And Right - (5:11) 113 BPM
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Get It Sometime - (4:56) 126 BPM
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You Move Me - (4:02) 123 BPM
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Ginger X Walk - (6:03) 102 BPM
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Homeless Soul - (5:05) 89 BPM
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Bike Riding - (4:16) 139 BPM
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Who's Gonna Fall - (6:18) 88 BPM
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Trouble - (4:46) 124 BPM
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Hips Shaking
FVR 091
16 May 14
Funk
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Gimme All What You Got - (2:53)
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Hips Shaking - (6:05) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Candyman - (5:02)
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City Rocking - (5:15)
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I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - (4:05)
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Shitty Lines - (4:16)
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I Get So Crazy - (7:23)
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Hips (Reprise) - (4:11)
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South Street Walk - (2:18)
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It's Christmas Time
FVR063DG
12 Dec 11
Funk
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It's Christmas Time - (4:14) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Before The Peaks Turn Red - (3:59) 129 BPM
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