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Aventador
AventadorEXCLUSIVE
   
Aventador - (6:42) 120 BPM
   
Deserto - (7:02) 112 BPM
Played by: D.S.D., Andy Buchan
Review: Madrid's Azaria and Brazil's Hoochie Coochie Papa join forces on this two-track EP for James Rod's Spanish-based Golden Soul label. What they've come up with between them are two big n' balls-y synth cuts that you could pretty much file under disco, techno or prog as you see fit, because both 'Aventador' and 'Deserto' should go down a storm on any dancefloor where big n' balls-y synth cuts are played! 'Aventador' has an intense, ominous, eve-of-the-war kinda feel, while 'Deserto' is just a little lighter on its feet and sports some pleasing snake charmer-esque flourishes towards the end.
GS 078
13 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Italoatomical Gems Vol 2
   
Two Heads Are Better - (5:44) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Skyler - (6:36) 102 BPM
   
Out The Invaders - (6:02) 106 BPM
GS 047
06 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Boogie On Groove (Re-Edits)
   
Furour Love (Jr Boogie Inferno re-edit) - (7:22) 113 BPM
   
Groovin On Boogie (Jr Disco Boogie re-edit) - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Running Of My Love (Jr Boogie Inferno re-edit) - (7:10) 116 BPM
GS 029
06 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Brazil Is Boogie Vol 2
   
You Are Me Dream (Sambasoul re-edit) - (7:06) 108 BPM
   
Pernangola (Boogie Groovie re-edit) - (7:46) 99 BPM
   
Minsumobo - (5:46) 117 BPM
Played by: Kongisto
GS 035
06 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ereh
   
Avirt - (7:52) 110 BPM
   
Ereh - (8:20) 110 BPM
   
Rolod - (8:20) 116 BPM
GS 032
05 May 22
Deep House
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Black Dress
   
Black Dress - (6:20) 123 BPM
   
High Life - (6:31) 125 BPM
   
Let Me Love You - (4:54) 120 BPM
   
Tremors - (4:32) 125 BPM
GS 051
04 May 22
Deep House
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Paralatino
   
Spacial Rod Paradise - (6:42) 116 BPM
   
Paralatino - (4:58) 116 BPM
   
Marthian - (6:02) 117 BPM
GS 041
04 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Playme Classics
   
Stardlord - (6:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Low Me - (6:44) 114 BPM
   
Mtaw - (7:44) 112 BPM
GS 009
04 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sweet Slow Disco Reworks
   
All The Way (Sweet Slow Disco rework) - (6:14) 103 BPM
   
Bold Morris (Sweet Slow Disco rework) - (6:04) 116 BPM
   
Call Heart (Epic Love rework) - (5:00) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cant Stop Love You (rework) - (8:00) 118 BPM
   
Chance To Dance (rework) - (6:34) 117 BPM
   
City Girl (re-edit) - (6:06) 112 BPM
   
Follame Ya (Torremolinos 88 re-edit) - (7:24) 106 BPM
   
Helene (Sweet Slow Epic Disco rework) - (6:06) 110 BPM
   
Lillo Down (rework) - (6:52) 114 BPM
   
Love Amplification (rework) - (7:16) 119 BPM
   
Me Whistler (rework) - (6:40) 118 BPM
Played by: Kongisto
GS 006
04 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In The Business Of Burning
   
Dont Want To Test Where This Fire Is From - (8:18) 105 BPM
   
Galaxies Collapsing On Each Other - (7:48) 114 BPM
   
In The Business Of Burning - (8:00) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Monkeys With Money & Guns - (8:32) 107 BPM
GS 012
04 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nostalgia
   
Nostalgia - (9:36) 119 BPM
   
Cadenas - (12:16) 112 BPM
   
Cable A Tierra - (7:18) 116 BPM
GS 050
04 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Future Italohouse
   
Ccotutto (Italian Boogie Madness re-edit) - (6:20) 106 BPM
   
Splendido Splendente (Rettore Super House re-edit) - (5:46) 117 BPM
   
Ok Ok (Italo House re-edit) - (6:52) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
GS 034
04 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ufos
   
Ufos - (7:18) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Isidisco Ball - (7:56) 115 BPM
   
She Doesn't - (7:25) 118 BPM
GS 060
03 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Acid Rules
   
Night Rules - (7:51) 120 BPM
   
Acid Monster - (8:51) 120 BPM
GS 065
30 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Always Here
   
Always Here - (6:14) 114 BPM
   
Ese Rhythm - (6:52) 119 BPM
   
Mazalan - (6:36) 119 BPM
GS 042
30 Apr 22
Deep House
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Egyptian Beads
   
Egyptian Beads - (5:52) 112 BPM
   
Egyptian Hierogliphy - (5:52) 112 BPM
GS 071
30 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Golden Pleasure
   
Ha Wont - (5:58) 118 BPM
   
Bass For The Lovers - (7:30) 113 BPM
   
Cuts Shakes More Shakes - (4:16) 107 BPM
   
Reeles The Moon - (6:24) 116 BPM
   
All Hombra Di Una Colt - (5:38) 114 BPM
GS 001
29 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Citizen Laws LP
   
Film Theorie - (5:20) 111 BPM
   
Film Theorie (instrumental) - (5:20) 111 BPM
   
Citizen Laws - (7:45) 103 BPM
   
Supermoon - (5:56) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Supermoon (instrumental) - (5:56) 108 BPM
   
The Last Dark Cosmos - (6:48) 118 BPM
   
Traveller - (4:54) 111 BPM
GS 019
29 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Kosmicher Gesant
   
Kosmicher Gesant - (6:10) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Farrah Durch Tempelhof - (6:14) 113 BPM
   
Farrah Durch Tempelhof (Aleito remix) - (6:44) 121 BPM
GS 077
15 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Kawasaki Love Foundation
   
Kawasaki Love Foundation - (7:29) 125 BPM
   
Kupek (Il Cane Dallospazioesterno) - (6:52) 127 BPM
   
Kawasaki Love Foundation (James Rod remix) - (7:32) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kawasaki Love Foundation (Aleito remix) - (6:19) 124 BPM
GS 076
22 Mar 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lluis Ribalta & Aleito - Our Universe
   
Aleito - "Our Universe" (Lluis Ribalta mix) - (9:26) 120 BPM
   
Lluis Ribalta - "Our Universe" (Aleito mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: JAMES ROD
GS 075
11 Mar 22
Deep House
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The Cosmic Wheel
   
The Cosmic Wheel - (5:12) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Cosmic Wheel (James Rod remix) - (5:24) 114 BPM
   
Digital - (5:50) 60 BPM
   
Digital (Henri Le Blanc remix) - (4:29) 60 BPM
Played by: Henri Le Blanc, Imanol
GS 074
11 Feb 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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Disconaut
   
Disconaut - (7:19) 127 BPM
   
Disconaut (James Rod remix) - (7:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Disconaut (Macho Cutie remix) - (5:07) 127 BPM
   
Disconaut (Aleito remix) - (6:52) 121 BPM
Played by: JAMES ROD, Imanol
GS 073
14 Jan 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Stranger Tribute
   
Stranger Tribute - (7:17) 116 BPM
   
Stranger Tribute (dub version) - (7:17) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stranger Tribute (Stephen Richards remix) - (7:28) 116 BPM
Review: Ukrainian duo Limpodisco step up with a track that defies easy categorisation, sitting somewhere between nu-disco, deep house, Balearica and electro-funk, while on the remix front you get a Dub that gives the track a serious acid injection, plus a Stephen Richards Remix that takes us a little closer to straight-up nu-disco. As such, 'Stranger Tribute' could slot into a variety of DJ sets and serve as an attention-getter in any of them, though it's the Dub that stands out for this reviewer - there are few things that can't be improved via the addition of a lil' 303 squelch!
GS 072
06 Sep 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Egyptian Beads
   
Egyptian Beads - (5:52) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Egyptian Hierogliphy - (5:52) 112 BPM
Review: The land of the Pharaohs provides the inspiration for this two-tracker from Madrid native Rams, which comes on James Rod's Golden Soul label. 'Egyptian Beads' itself opens with portentous, plodding drums, a hefty throbbing bassline and indecipherable spoken vocal snips, alongside which various synths drift in and out of the mix, all of which adds up to a cut that's druggy, hazy, hypnotic and at times almost apocalyptic in feel. The accompanying 'Egyptian Hieroglyphic' has a very similar MO, but is just a tiny bit pacier. Neither will go down well at your local Ritzys, but either/both should keep more "educated" disco floors grooving along nicely.
GS 071
30 Aug 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Voyage Of Miyagi
   
The Voyage Of Miyagi - (8:11) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Voyage Of Miyagi (Azaria remix) - (8:34) 120 BPM
Review: Spanish nu-disco don James Rod returns to Golden Soul with a synth-tastic disco epic that's served in your choice of two quite different flavas. Rod's original is heavily influenced by cosmic disco and new beat/EBM, starting out with a simple locomotive-like chug before atmospheric FX usher in the layers of synths that just keep on building, the whole thing getting more and more spaced-out as it progresses. The accompanying Azaria Remix takes the mood to its natural conclusion, abandoning any 'disco' pretensions entirely and instead aiming straight at the progressive house floors.
GS 070
23 Aug 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Juegos
   
Juegos - (7:24) 122 BPM
   
Flauta - (8:08) 120 BPM
   
Flauta (Aleito remix) - (6:34) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ocho - (5:42) 119 BPM
Review: Argentinian producer Francisco Gigena AKA Panko, known mostly for releases on U're Guay Records and Moiss Music, comes to Golden Soul, and the four tracks he bring with him fit the label's more electronic remit down to the ground. Italo/cosmic disco was clearly the prime inspiration here, but these tracks could slot just as easily into progressive/melodic house sets - 'Juegos' especially - while 'Ocho' could pass for a late 80s Belgian new beat record on a dark night. On the remix front, Aleito transforms the dramatic, brooding 'Flauta' into a peaktime throbber with something of a Grid-ish feel.
GS 069
02 Aug 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Blessing
   
Blessing - (6:45) 116 BPM
   
Blessing (Belabouche remix) - (7:46) 116 BPM
   
Freshhigh - (6:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Freshhigh (Grey Pantone remix) - (5:16) 140 BPM
   
Freshhigh (James Rod remix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
Review: Golden Soul bring us a couple of Italo/cosmic workouts courtesy of Spanish producer Ivan De La Rouch and fellow countryman and frequent collaborator Rams. The mid-paced 'Blessing' then gets a slightly tuffer, dubbier makeover from Italy's Belabouche, whose work has previously appeared on Midnight Riot and FKR, while the more funk-fuelled 'Freshhigh' is given an apocalyptic-sounding and lightly acidic refix from the mighty James Rod. The most dramatic remix, though, comes from Berlin's Grey Pantone, in whose hands 'Freshhigh' becomes a high-octane techno/electro workout to punish even the most energised of dancefloors.
GS 068
19 Jul 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Extraordinary Things
   
Extraordinary Things - (6:24) 110 BPM
   
Visions Master - (6:32) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Extraordinary Things (James Rod remix) - (6:42) 120 BPM
Review: Having previously cropped up on Rare Wiri and Super Spicy, among other labels, Mexican nu-disco producer Esteban Ochoa, better known as Flight Status, comes to James Rod's Golden Soul with an EP packing two original tracks plus a remix from the label boss himself. 'Extraordinary Status', in its original form, sits somewhere between Italo nouveau and spangly Nang-esque nu-disco, while 'Visions Master' operates in very similar territory but leans perhaps a little more overtly to the 80s side of the equation. Rod's remix then beefs up the title track and adds a little sci-fi flava to ensure maximum peak-time stompery
GS 067
05 Jul 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Confuse
   
Confuse - (6:51) 124 BPM
   
Falling Times - (7:24) 123 BPM
   
Decadence - (7:09) 122 BPM
   
Confuse (Jose Rodriguez remix) - (7:49) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ever (Ever dub & Banon remix) - (6:28) 60 BPM
Review: Two established Spanish artists, Carlos CMIX and Howard Mind, join forces as CMIND on this EP for James Rod's Golden Soul. There's an annoying tendency in rock circles to label anything with a drum machine "disco" or "electro", and an equally annoying tendency in dance circles to call anything with a slightly aggressive vocal "punky". This, though, is the real deal on both counts, as the pair serve up four indie/electro/EBM-inspired tracks in five mixes that recall the likes of Slab!, Meat Beat Manifesto or even Leftfield's classic John Lydon collab 'Open Up'. Music for manning the barricades to...
GS 066
21 Jun 21
Coldwave/Synth
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Night Rules
   
Night Rules - (7:51) 120 BPM
   
Acid Monster - (8:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Spanish producer Adri?n Calystarr comes to James Rod's Golden Soul Records with an EP that packs two tracks of dark, electronic disco. 'Night Rules' itself is up first, a moody, midtempo affair that's got an almost new beat-ish feel, with shakers, sci-fi synths and disembodied fragments of barely-there vox sitting atop its incessant bass chug and driving 4/4 kick. 'Acid Monster' is similar in MO but picks up the pace a little, with the otherworldly synths and whispered vocals now joined by the unmistakeable squelch of the TB-303 and an indecipherable background chant that recalls Paper classic 'The Book'.
GS 065
07 Jun 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Faster Than Light
   
Faster Than Light - (6:42) 116 BPM
   
Faster Than Light (Ivan De La Rouch remix) - (5:53) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Faster Than Light (Azaria remix) - (6:35) 117 BPM
   
Tropic Of Venus - (6:14) 119 BPM
Review: East London-based From Beyond, who's also one-half of Machine Disco and whose name may or may not betray an 80s horror fixation, brings us the glacial, synth-tastic 'Faster Than Light', a track that draws heavily on early 80s electro and Italo-disco for inspiration. On the remix front, Ivan De La Rouch takes us into darker, more EBM/new beat-ish territory, while Azaria's rework is more faithful to the original but does add a little low-end heft. The EP's completed by 'Tropic Of Venus', which is similar in MO to the title track but perhaps just a little bit warmer and more organic-sounding.
GS 064
24 May 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Displacement 77
   
Displacement 77 (original mix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
   
Displacement 77 (Kate Stein remix) - (6:54) 120 BPM
   
Prometheus (original mix) - (7:45) 118 BPM
   
Prometheus (James Rod remix) - (7:38) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If dark, moody, synth-y disco is what floats your boat, you'll find same by the bucketload on this two-track, four-mix EP from the Spanish duo of David Martin and Diego Gomez, better known as K-Effect. 'Displacement 77' blends influences from Italo disco and Belgian new beat and serves them up with a 'French Kiss'-like throb, and comes accompanied by a more stripped-back remix from Kate Stein. The sweeping, dramatic 'Prometheus' then goes full-on Italo, before being handed over to James Rod for a remix whose slo-mo, sleazy grind is almost apocalyptic in feel, and which to these ears is the EP standout.
GS 063
08 Feb 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Fantastic Date
   
Fantastic Date (original mix) - (7:07) 119 BPM
   
Fantastic Date (James Rod remix) - (9:40) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fantastic Date (Azaria remix) - (8:31) 122 BPM
Review: For a certain type of buyer, anything with the names Aleito, James Rod and Azaria attached to it is likely to be an essential purchase, but let's try and describe it anyway! Synth-y nu-disco is, naturally, the order of the day here, with Aleito's original mix topping a bass-y, chugging groove with Italo-esque synths that wibble and flutter like it was going out fashion, while Rod beefs things up considerably on a mix that could find itself surprisingly at home on progressive/melodic house floors, and Azaria goes for the jugular with a rub that ticks the box marked 'eyes-down and driving'.
GS 062
01 Feb 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Unknown Lover
   
Unknown Lover - (6:25) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Unknown Lover (Aleito remix) - (7:22) 119 BPM
   
Unknown Lover (James Rod remix) - (5:12) 121 BPM
   
Never Forget - (4:33) 107 BPM
Review: There's certainly no shortage of synth-led, Euro/Italo-inspired disco around right now, and here we get four more slices of such to choose from courtesy of Vigi, a producer from Nice, France whose work has previously appeared on Spa In Disco, Slightly Transformed and NDYD Records, among others. There are three rubs of 'Unknown Lover' but they don't vary hugely, truth be told: Aleito's mix is a tad darker, James Rod's a touch more psychedelic and druggy, but these are very subtle distinctions. Bonus cut 'Never Forget', meanwhile, couldn't be more Moroder-esque if it changed its name to Giorgio!
GS 061
21 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ufos
   
Ufos - (7:18) 115 BPM
   
Isidisco Ball - (7:56) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
She Doesn't - (7:25) 118 BPM
Review: Spain's Alfonso Gill, AKA Fonsi G, steps up to the plate with three synth-led slices of contemporary disco. The Italo-esque title track 'Ufos' is a chugging, looping, throbbing affair with a suitably sci-fi feel to the synths, 'Isidisco Ball' operates in similar musical territory but has, perhaps, a slightly more organic, funky vibe about it, while 'She Doesn't' has a distinctly Giorgio Moroder/Patrick Cowley kinda feel and a stabbed-in "dance, dance, dance, dance" female vocal. With two of the tracks having already been premiered by Mixmag and DJ Mag Spain, this EP should do well, so don't sleep!
GS 060
14 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Need You
   
I Need You - (6:10) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Need You (Alberto Melloni remix) - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
I Need You (Downunder Disco remix) - (6:48) 107 BPM
Review: Hoochie Coochie Papa's last outing on Golden Soul, Diskotanssi, delivered deliciously deep blends of pulsating Italo-disco revivalism and druggy nu-disco. On 'I Need You', he dips the tempo and flips the script slightly, placing a headline-grabbing, each-catching, TB-303 style acid melody atop warm, glassy-eyed synth chords, wavy vocal snippets and gentle, electrofunk influenced drums. It's a warming and sunset-ready affair all told. Alberto Mollini opens the accompanying remix package by re-casting the track as a 21st century Italo-disco throb-job, before Aussie edit fiends Downunder Disco deliver a deep, starry nu-disco interpretation that's as loved-up as they come.
GS 059
07 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Revelation
   
Revelation - (5:26) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Revelation (Lebollet remix) - (6:40) 118 BPM
   
Revelation (James Rod remix) - (7:22) 117 BPM
Review: Hailing from Riccione, Italy, former guitarist turned electrodisco DJ and producer Albert Melloni owns and runs the Raibano Records label. Here, though, he comes to Golden Soul with a track that lifts the vocal from Imagination's 'New Dimension' (1983), and that's served up in a choice of three mixes. Melloni's original is a fast-paced throbber with weighty 4/4s, big dramatic piano chords and something of an 80s feel. Madrid's Lebollet (Miguel Redondo) takes us down a druggier, more acidic path, while a mellower, dubbier pass from James Rod completes the EP. It's Leee John's distinctive falsettto that carries it, though, whichever rub you opt for!
GS 058
30 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Time Travel
   
Time Travel - (6:12) 120 BPM
   
Time Travel (Andrea Rucci remix) - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Wake - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Wake (Alberto Melloni remix) - (5:10) 125 BPM
   
Wake (Jb Dizzy remix) - (7:14) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Mexican producer Alex Aguayo comes to Spanish label Golden Soul with an EP that packs two tracks in a total of five mixes. In its original form, 'Time Travel' itself is a hazy, pulsing affair that blends influences from nu-disco and progressive house and simply oozes sunshine, while Cosmic Sumo boss Andrea Rucci turns in an even more euphoric remix. 'Wake', meanwhile, is an energetic, Italo-inspired, trance-tinged cut that's available in techy, throbbing Original, hi-octane Alberto Melloni Remix or slowed-down 'n' sleazed-out JB Dizzy Remix flavours, with the latter rub the EP standout for this reviewer.
GS 057
16 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Robot In Mars
   
Robot In Mars (original mix) - (7:47) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Robot In Mars (Aleito remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
   
Robot In Mars (From Beyond remix) - (7:31) 111 BPM
   
Robot In Mars (James Rod Cosmic vocal darkness remix) - (8:20) 115 BPM
Review: Spain's Javier Busto - a Madrid DJ/producer who's not to be confused with the modern classical composer of the same name - brings the Euro/Italo disco vibes on 'Robot In Mars', a very early 80s-sounding affair augmented by a BIG electric guitar riff. Remix-wise, Aleito serves up some small hours insanity on his dark n' spacey rub, From Beyond opt for crunchier beats, chipmunk'd vocal trickery and a liberal serving of acid, while for big room drama, look no further than James Rod's Cosmic Vocal Darkness Remix. Intense, sleazy and sure to be big on floors where chest harnesses and amyl nitrate are popular.
GS 056
09 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Aire
   
Dansari - (5:44) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Alphard - (6:22) 118 BPM
   
Alphard (Daniel Monaco remix) - (7:12) 111 BPM
   
Alphard (Aleito remix) - (6:45) 116 BPM
Review: JGR is Julian Garcia-Reyes, a Chilean DJ/producer who's now based in Madrid, and this EP for Golden Soul packs four synth-heavy tracks that blur the boundaries between nu-disco, Italo, progressive house and synth-pop. 'Dansari' is led by a plinky-plonk synth riff that's vaguely reminiscent of Bronski Beat's 'Smalltown Boy', which it marries to synthesized strings that hint at a love of Visage. The accompanying 'Alphard' is a darker, more driving affair that could easily cross over onto prog floors, before remixes from Daniel Monaco and Aleito nudge it further down the roads marked 'mid-80s Berlin' and 'Burning Man-style playa house' respectively.
GS 055
21 Sep 20
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Diskotanssi
   
Diskotanssi - (7:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Diskotanssi (Alex Aguayo remix) - (6:36) 120 BPM
   
Diskotanssi (James Rod remix) - (6:36) 118 BPM
   
Musiikkitanssi - (6:09) 115 BPM
   
Musiikkitanssi (Dany Dorado Deep Toy remix) - (8:28) 110 BPM
Review: Disco Balls regular Hoochie Coochie Papa made a fine first appearance on Golden Soul back in 2019, impressing us with a single that giddily paid tribute to Italo-disco and mid-'80s Hi-NRG. "Diskotanssi", the mysterious producer(s) sequel, offers a spacey, deeper take on Italo-disco revivalism, with shimmering lead lines and buzzing bass rising above straightforward beats and a pulsating, arpeggiated bassline. Fine alternative takes are provided by Alex Aguayo (brighter and breezier) and James Rod (darker and chunkier), before Hoochie Coochie Papa returns with the crystalline lead lines, trance-inducing bass and sparkling synthesizers of "Musiikkitanssi". Dany Dorado remixes, re-imagining it as a sludgy and hypnotic throb-job.
GS 054
14 Sep 20
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Trippin
   
Trippin - (3:03) 118 BPM
   
Trippin (C'mon! remix) - (3:18) 118 BPM
   
Trippin (Aleito Destiny Flow remix) - (6:27) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trippin (Cloon remix) - (4:06) 80 BPM
Review: Debutant Devakuo has yet to make his mark in music, though last year he did provide some beats for a Spanish hip-hop album by Madrid-based MC Rayden. "Trippin" is his first solo single, and it's really rather good. In its original form, the track features a quirky, heavily accented male vocal riding a mixture of tipsy, drunken synth sounds, similarly woozy chords and dusty, head-nodding hip-hop beats. The "C'mon Mix" that follows re-casts the track as a bass-heavy, percussive chunk of eccentric house rich in jazz-funk flourishes, while the Alieto Destiny Flow Remix sits somewhere between chugging nu-disco and rushing neo-trance. To complete the packafe, Cloon re-imagines the track as a slab of quesy late night electro.
GS 053
13 Jul 20
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Always Here
   
Always Here (Jarle B remix) - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Always Here (Downunder Disco remix) - (8:12) 117 BPM
GS 052
06 Jul 20
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Black Dress
   
Black Dress - (6:20) 123 BPM
   
High Life - (6:31) 125 BPM
   
Let Me Love You - (4:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tremors - (4:32) 125 BPM
GS 051
29 Jun 20
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Nostalgia
   
Nostalgia - (9:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cadenas - (12:16) 112 BPM
   
Cable A Tierra - (7:18) 116 BPM
GS 050
18 May 20
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Body Resonance
   
Body Resonance - (5:37) 115 BPM
   
Body Resonance (Hoochie Coochie Papa remix) - (7:04) 110 BPM
   
Body Resonance (Aleito remix) - (6:18) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wave Resequence - (6:16) 115 BPM
   
Wave Resequence (James Rod Club vocal remix) - (6:52) 117 BPM
   
Wave Resequence (James Rod vocal Darkness dub remix) - (7:06) 117 BPM
Review: Following appearances on Paper Disco and Nein, From Beyond transfers to James Rod's Golden Soul imprint. The London-based artist offers up two original tracks, which come accompanied by a pair of remixes each. "Body Resonance" is an ear-pleasing slab of colourful, mid-tempo nu-disco laden with bold synthesizer melodies, sparkling electronics and undulating acid lines, while "Wave Sequence" sees From Beyond pepper a metronomic analogue bassline with razor sharp funk-rock guitar riffs, bubbly acid lines and waves of sleazy electronics. James Rod's reworks of that track are worth a listen, particularly the chugging, acid-heavy late-night flex of the "Darkness Dub". If that doesn't float your boat, Aleito's rising and falling revision of "Body Resonance" features some deliciously loved-up new melodies and a sparkling, synth-heavy vibe.
GS 049
11 May 20
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Straeae
   
Straeae - (5:28) 125 BPM
   
Straeae (Azaria remix) - (6:47) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Straeae (James Rod remix) - (6:02) 117 BPM
Played by: JAMES ROD, Kongisto
Review: Spanish nu-disco label Golden Soul call on the services of the mysterious Sportello, then get Azaria and James Rod in to take care of remix duties. They're billing it as 'Italo' but the Original Mix comes on more like a cross between nu-disco and progressive/melodic house - an unusual fusion that's arguably more interesting than slavish early 80s pastiche anyway! Azaria's refix has a heavyweight druggy, chuggy feel, leaving only the James Rod Remix to bring Italo lovers the dose of glacial analogue synths they've been fiending for. The hummability factor may be low but these tracks will sound great at 3am in dark rooms.
GS 048
04 May 20
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Italoatomical Gems Vol 2
   
Two Heads Are Better - (5:44) 116 BPM
   
Skyler - (6:36) 102 BPM
   
Out The Invaders - (6:02) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Back in November 2019, Golden Soul Records chief James "Rod" Rodriguez released "Italoatomical Gems", a tidy collection of re-edits of largely lesser-known Italo-disco gems that the Spanish producer had subtly tooled-up and taken in a different direction. He's at it again on this hastily released single, which was produced in isolation during Spain's COVID-19 lockdown. There's plenty to set the pulse racing, not least the throbbing, delay-laden late night pressure of "Skyler", where pulsing deep space chords and slivers of melody rise above a chugging, arpeggio-driven electronic groove. Elsewhere, "Out The Invaders" is a little darker and moodier in tone, with reggae style stabs and plenty of glassy-eyed electronic flourishes, while EP opener "Two Heads Are Better" is a stripped-back, faintly foreboding throb-job.
GS 047
20 Apr 20
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Haerum
   
Haerum - (6:58) 124 BPM
   
Haerum (Daniel Monaco remix) - (6:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Haerum (James Rod remix) - (7:06) 122 BPM
Review: 'Haerum', the debut release from young South Korean producer Boudhicca, first emerged last year as part of a split EP with June Hyeong Kim on his studio.weather label. Now Spanish nu-disco don James Rod licenses the track to his Golden Soul label, complimenting the ambient-leaning melodic techno vibes of the Original with a sleazy, synth-y Eurodisco rework of his own that sounds like it's rushed here straight from 1984, and drafting in fellow glitterball-botherer Daniel Monaco to provide his own darker, more Italo-inspired and far more understated alternative version. Dancing will ensue, mark our words!
GS 046
09 Mar 20
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