10 Apr 17
Talkin Bout Life (original mix) - (6:56) 120 BPM
We Together (original mix) - (7:25) 123 BPM
Talkin Bout Life (Brisa remix) - (4:23) 120 BPM
Played by: Buzz Compass, FINGERMAN, BRISA, BRUNO FROM IBIZA, Michael The Lion, LIMPODISCO, Alan Dixon, Ear Trumpet (The Weekend Soul), That Needs an Edit, Sould Out, SITUATION, Bach Music
Review: Aroop Roy is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the UK and now residing in Tokyo. Be prepared for one well funky and soul infused journey on "Talkin Bout Life" which is perfect to bring in the summer of 2017. Funky elements, a serious horns section and strong vocals hold up this brilliant track. It's a more straight ahead deep house affair on the rather evocative "We Together" and actually its the kind of track you could imagine Derrick May or Dixon playing out; there are definitely elements of 'hi-tech soul' in it. The Brisa remix of Talkin Bout Life" on the flip is a worthy addition also.
18 Apr 16
Devil The Difference (original mix) - (5:36) 118 BPM
Boogie With Billy (original mix) - (5:43) 120 BPM
Devil The Difference (Future dub) - (5:33) 118 BPM
Played by: Ross Couch, Dicky Trisco, Matt Quirk (Twerk Douglas), YAM WHO?, DJ Friction (Germany), BACHGENAUR, Juno Recommends Disco, Tonbe, J&M BROTHERS, Rayko, Alan Dixon, BRENDON P, Jakobin & Domino, 80's Child, Boogie Down Edits
Review: Ever since their first releases on 20:20 Vision back in 2005, Art Of Tones have steadily grown into purveyors of fine deep house, and you can rest assured that you'll always receive nothing but quality from them. As of late, they've been more closely associated to London's House Of Disco Records, an imprint onto which they return to herein with three smackers, starting with the disco-laced groove that is "Devil The Difference", a soulful house joint with nothing but vibes spilling from every corner. On the flip, "Boogie With Billy" adopts a similar formula to a more electronic rhythm that recalls material from the mighty 80's imprint SAM, while the 'future dub' of "Devil The Difference" twists the original into a deeper, more heady cut for the deep hours...
25 May 15
When I Hear That Music - (5:35) 115 BPM
Kag - (5:37) 80 BPM
We Know How To Work It (feat Danielle Moore) - (5:48) 115 BPM
The Fire - (6:47) 113 BPM
When I Hear That Music (reprise) - (4:48) 113 BPM
Played by: Dave Lee / Joey Negro, George Kelly, Hakatone, DAVE GERRARD, FINGERMAN, YAM WHO?, Javi Frias, Dave Allison (Editorial), Los Charly's Orchestra, BACHGENAUR, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Tonbe, Jay Ru, DISCO B (LATE NIGHT SESSIONS), Ziggy Phunk, KS French, BRENDON P, 80's Child, Le Visiteur, SITUATION, SEEN ON TV
Review: Here's a treat for fans of Crazy P's brand of rich, disco-tinged deep house: a return to solo action from founder member Jim Baron (under his now familiar Ron Basejam alias) after a four-year absence. Predictably, he hits the ground running, expertly fusing Italo, disco and baggy deep house influences on opener "When I Hear That Music" (check the Reprise mix, too, for a sparser, chunkier version). The sample-heavy "Kag" is slow, sensual and typically delicious, while fellow Crazy P member Danielle Moore adds her distinctive vocals - ratcheted up a notch in true Prince style - on the killer nu-disco jam "You Know How To Work It". Speaking of Prince, there's more than a little of the Purple One about the synth-laden "The Fire".
10 Jun 13
Baby (Ron Basejam remix) - (8:07) 114 BPM
Baby (Monitor 66 remix) - (6:11) 118 BPM
Baby (Debonair remix) - (7:09) 119 BPM
Baby - (7:15) 114 BPM
Review: Norwegian producer Finnebassen gives London label House Of Disco Records its eighth EP. In parts, the title track "Baby" sounds like Timbaaland snuck in the studio after a slow-mo-ish Finnebassen production session to add his trademarked telephone EQ'd ugh vocal. House Of Disco Records staple Monitor 66 supplies a slightly Daft Punk remix to the EP, which in parts, paints metal imagery of Ed Banger act Breakbot dancing on glass. Ron Basejam gets all Stevie Wonder up in his remix, while Debonair pushes things a little deeper with dubby synths that are brought back to life by a minimalist Michael Bolton sax similar to Cut Copy's "Hearts On Fire".
29 Jan 16
Gruff - (5:04) 120 BPM
Gruff (Ron Basejam remix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
Freebooter - (5:39) 122 BPM
Orchard - (6:13) 118 BPM
Gruff (Snacks remix) - (6:50) 120 BPM
Freebooter (Harry Wolfman remix) - (5:05) 126 BPM
Played by: Dave Lee / Joey Negro, Smashed Atoms, Platzdasch, PHIL DISCO, FINGERMAN, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), YAM WHO?, Dave Allison (Editorial), Superbreak, Kisk, Alkalino, BACHGENAUR, Richard Rossa, Tonbe, Weedyman, Alan Dixon, Get Down Edits, Murder He Wrote, BRENDON P, The Ivory Boy, JB Dizzy, 80's Child, Mark Knight, SITUATION, Olivier (La Freund Recordings)
Review: Not quite house, not quite disco, Fouk (aka Daniel Leseman and Hans 'Junktion' Peeman) straddle both worlds, utlising the best of both in their quest for the ultimate groove. Here they present the gruff EP, comprising a set of three truly accomplished recordings - the loungey shimmer of "Gruff", the filtered loop boogie of "Freebooter" and the live sounding jazz-funk of "Orchard". The best remix is Snacks' rework of the title track - all squelchy disco synths.
17 Jul 17
Review: Following a loan move to Dirt Crew, Harry Wolfman returns to longtime home House of Disco. Happily, there's much to enjoy on the producer's first outing for the London label in two years. He begins with the smiling warmth of "Epiphany 5", a rolling chunk of P-Funk-meets-disco-house fusion full of whizzing synth lines, rubbery synth bass and jammed-out keys. "Y'Sul's Ball" sees him jog into bouncy disco-funk edit territory - think sweaty, live-sounding percussion, sweet jazz-funk flourishes and hard-pressed horn lines - while "Ulbis" doffs a cap towards the likes of Chaos in the CBD and Mall Grab via a dusty, jazz-fired deep house workout.
06 Nov 17
In The Genes - (8:00) 120 BPM
Love Music - (6:34) 120 BPM
Love Can Set You Free - (6:15) 118 BPM
Played by: Smashed Atoms, ROTCIV, Kraak & Smaak, Frankee More, Rudy's Midnight Machine, FINGERMAN, YAM WHO?, Chris Rhythm / SUPER MOTION, Dj steef, Hot Toddy, Spilt Milk, Jay Airiness / Moar / Venice Beach, BACHGENAUR, Juno Recommends Disco, Tonbe, J&M BROTHERS, Domshe, LIMPODISCO, BRENDON P, 80's Child, Stephen Richards, Andy Buchan, Sould Out, SITUATION, Down Under Disco, Henri Le Blanc, Disco Funk Spinner(DFS), Melon Bomb
Review: Long-serving disco-house fusionist Hot Toddy (AKA Crazy P co-founder Chris Todd) is in a loved-up mood on this rather tasty three-tracker. Surprisingly, it's his first solo single for some five years, and his first for House of Disco. It's the breezy, funk-fuelled A-side "In The Genes", in which Todd expertly fuses together elements most often found in proto-house, NYC boogie, early house and disco-funk records, that stands out, though the standard naturally remains high elsewhere. "Love Music", for example, is a wonderfully sauced-eyed stroll through dreamy deep house/disco fusion, while closer "Love Can Set You Free" sits somewhere between stripped-back disco-house, percussive boogie and Idjut Boys style dub disco.
02 Nov 11
Luminodisco - "Too Night" - (6:32) 111 BPM
Rocco Raimundo - "Give Me Your Love" - (9:46) 105 BPM
Matthew Kyle - "Toni" - (7:05) 105 BPM
The Groovers - "All Night" - (9:25) 109 BPM
Played by: B-Jam, Mat Hoods, Julian Sanza, SUBSOIL RECORDINGS, Gazeebo, Hot Toddy, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Giant Cuts, The Owl, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Sccucci Manucci, Joseph Terruel, LIMPODISCO, PHUNKTASTIKE, Matthew Kyle, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Digitalworkx, Heion, Mixmaster Morris
Review: The first House of Disco 12", released in the summer, set out the label's stall as a home for superior atmospheric, touchy-feely house with more than a dash of disco. This second full-length, featuring tracks from various fast-rising disco/house producers, raises the bar further. There's much to enjoy, from the comfy soul cut-ups and rock solid grooves of Matthew Kyle's "Toni" and the classic deep house blues of Luminodisco's "Too Night" to the E'd-up end of night goodness of The Groovers' "All Night". Best of all, though, is Rocco Raimundo's "Give Me Your Love", a teasing, tantalizing close dance with Luther Vandross and the girl of your dreams.
05 Aug 13
Nyx - (6:11) 120 BPM
Virago - (8:03) 120 BPM
Vitae (feat Bit) - (6:47) 117 BPM
Cur (feat Oh Deer) - (6:46) 122 BPM
Played by: Juno Recommends Deep House
Review: There's been plenty of interest in Swedish combo Monitor 66 since they made their debut on House of Disco last summer with the much-played and well-loved "Triscuits". Here, they return to David Magnier's label with another four slices of woozy, picturesque, synth-heavy deep house. Their formula - twiddly synths, chunky bottom end, soft-touch production and R&B vocal samples - gets pulled in different directions, but largely remains intact throughout. The impressively melodic and wonderfully pretty "Virago" impresses most, though the bubbling nu-disco brightness of "Vitae" is arguably the most floor-friendly of the quartet. In truth, it's all good, and should earn them even greater recognition.
15 Oct 12
Triscuits (original mix) - (5:39) 108 BPM
Triscuits (PBR Streetgang remix) - (6:23) 119 BPM
Triscuits (Dead Rose Music Company remix) - (7:24) 120 BPM
Triscuits (Roberto Rodriguez remix) - (6:17) 108 BPM
Played by: Irregular Disco Workers, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, JKriv (Razor-N-Tape), Fernando, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Kito Jempere, Thomass Jackson, Nu Disco Fever, Lennox Hortale
Review: The hype surrounding Swedish trio Monitor 66 can't have passed you by. If it has, then this debut single for House of Disco is as good a place as any to start. It pitches them as vaguely Balearic deep house heroes with a passion for cut-up R&B vocals, cheery nu-disco synths and chiming melodies. What they're doing isn't particularly new, but it is very now. Hence the hype, presumably. "Tricsuits" is pretty good, though, and comes with a range of hard-hitting remixes. There's the cascading late night deepness-meets-warehouse bass of the Dead Rose Music Company rework, a perfectly pitched tweak from PBR Streetgang, and a fantastically over-blown rework from Roberto Rodriguez. The latter is so large it's almost comically camp.
24 Aug 11
Nicholas - "Talking About Love" - (7:02) 100 BPM
Francis Inferno Orchestra - "Sun Up" - (8:00) 116 BPM
Toomy Disco - "Outstanding" - (6:32) 100 BPM
Psychemagik - "Carnaval De Trancoso" (edit) - (8:26) 114 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, Mat Hoods, Marco Febbraro, Tal M. Klein, Justin Miller, Rudy's Midnight Machine, GOLDEN FLEECE, Ben Pistor, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Downtown Party Network, Hero Records, The Owl, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Joseph Terruel, AnteK, Matthew Kyle, Magnier (House of Disco), The Legendary 1979 Orchestra
Review: The House of Disco site launches its new label endeavour of the same name with an impeccable selection of cosmopolitan sounds from four of the contemporary disco scene's most valued selectors. The ubiquitous Nicholas kicks things off with the slinking "Talking About Love" which leans on a soul classic with aplomb, and it's matched by the most upwardly mobile number on this release from Australia's Francis Inferno Orchestra. "Sun Up" is driven by one of those incessantly energetic filtered cores and surrounded by a thumping groove and leaves you gasping for the moment the vocal hook and hats finally kick in. Up next everyone's favourite South American dwelling East European exponent of super slow disco does his thing on "Outstanding" whilst Psychemagik indulges in some carnival leaning house boom on "Carnaval De Transoco". A deft release that corners all aspects of the modern discoteria needs.
02 Jul 12
OOFT! - "Mazin" - (6:34) 95 BPM
Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe - "Seventh" - (6:42) 115 BPM
Debonair - "Your Love" - (5:41) 120 BPM
Late Nite Tuff Guy - "I'm Goin' Outta My Head" - (6:02) 110 BPM
Played by: OOFT!, Dicky Trisco, Jask, Gazeebo, FINGERMAN, Stan Tropic, Maurice Aymard, Mike W - Kolour LTD, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Juno Recommends Disco, Frank Booker, Pat Lok (Homebreakin/On The Fruit), Tasun, Sccucci Manucci, Trujillo, Sean Innit, Dublin Aunts, Satin Jackets, Rocco Raimundo, Get Down Edits, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Heion, Lovewithme
Review: One year in and the 'House of Disco' label continues to move from strength to strength. The label, spawned from a blog to which is shares it's name, has risen majestically to the top of an ever increasing pile of disco imprints. There is no real mystery surrounding its success, only the best productions and edits find their way onto the labels releases, carefully hand picked with due care and attention. The digital age has made owning a label no longer the pastime of millionaire playboys with a penchant for cylindrical percussive instruments, any Tom, Dick & Harry can claim to own a label these days, and often all three do... it would be churlish to suggest there are no decent digital only imprints out there, a couple of labels spring to mind, however, the discerning jock understands that any label willing to take the time, effort and risk of pressing up some vinyl must really believe in what they are doing and have a deep understanding of the scene's DJs and fans. This, the fourth release on the label entitled 'Busy Tone EP' is a great example of the complimentary A&R which is a mainstay of the label. First up we have a slo-mo looper from Scottish producer (Ali) OOFT! The track respectfully uses a synth and vocal sample from disco group 'Maze', slowly building into a real crowd pleaser. Next up we have German duo Daniel Solar & Andi De Luxe, taking time out from running their own label (Dikso) to drop the string led dance floor bomb 'Seventh'. 'Debonair' makes his second outing on the 'House of Disco' this time turning in an impeccable rework of the Garage classic 'Just How Sweet is Your Love'. And last up we have loop master 'Late Nite Tuff Guy' who brings the EP to a chugging finale, amazing strings and a hypnotic beat make this one of the highlights of the EP. Collectively; this is a great package, individually; all the tracks are must haves.
01 Oct 12
Go On & Fly - (7:20) 105 BPM
Keep On Keepin On - (7:34) 110 BPM
Love Glow - (8:29) 100 BPM
Night Moves - (7:15) 108 BPM
Played by: Gazeebo, Dave Allison (Editorial), Juno Recommends Disco, Vermelho, CC:DISCO!, Nine Lives
Review: Aussie adventurer Rocco Raimundo seems to get better with each release. Having previously impressed with some solid edits-not-edits on Disco Deviance and Bedmo Disco, he's now been snapped up by the House of Disco collective. On The Rocks is arguably his strongest release to date. It develops his filter-heavy, '80s-soul sampling midtempo groovery furthery. "Keep On Keepin' On" brilliantly flips a classic Whispers track, while "Go On & Fly" seductively shimmies between the speakers like a lothario on heat. "Love Glow" inserts some wide-eyed bump into proceedings, while "Night Moves" slowly moves towards musical orgasm with all the style of an E'd-up character in a Mills and Boon novel.
26 Aug 13
Say You Will - (6:26) 120 BPM
Say You Will (Dublin Aunts Day Rave mix) - (5:46) 120 BPM
Say You Will (LeSale remix) - (6:48) 118 BPM
More Than Enough - (5:41) 125 BPM
More Than Enough (Sixth Avenue Express remix) - (5:49) 125 BPM
Review: David Magnier's House of Disco imprint continues its quest for world domination with an EP from fast-rising producer Rogue Vogue (French Express, Deep&Disco, Shiny Disco Club etc.). His sound - a blend of stylish, jumpy deep house, '80s soul and electrofunk influences - is a perfect fit for House of Disco. Choose between the old skool flavour of "Say You Will", and the US garage-influenced, Luther Vandross sampling "More Than Enough" (for the record, the latter is our pick). Remix-wise, there's much to admire, including a piano-laden blast of Balearic sunshine in the form of Dublin Aunts' rework of "Say You Will", and a deliciously deep and tactile take on the same track from LeSale.
09 Dec 13
I See - (5:44) 118 BPM
Clandestine - (7:09) 118 BPM
There's No Time - (6:45) 116 BPM
My Love Is Alive - (5:58) 113 BPM
Review: London-based production duo Sixth Avenue Express have been making a name for themselves of late, thanks to a series of tracks that blend midtempo nu-disco chug with elements inspired by contemporary powder house. The four tracks on this EP perfectly demonstrate this approach; there's some bass-heavy, cut-up bounce on the rolling "Clandestine", a cascade of tumbling synth melodies, piano hooks and pitched-up vocal samples on the deeper "I See", and the unusual fusion of pitched-down modern deep house vocals and sprightly electrofunk synth bass ("There's No Time"). Best of all, though, is the thrillingly melodic "My Love Is Alive", a gorgeously positive blast of wide-eyed deep house blessed with some wonderfully fluid piano playing.
28 Oct 16
Burnin' (original mix) - (6:38) 118 BPM
Matinee (original mix) - (6:28) 118 BPM
Deep Fry (original mix) - (5:34) 120 BPM
Deep Fry (Fouk remix) - (6:09) 120 BPM
Burnin' (Soultage remix) - (7:12) 120 BPM
02 Apr 12
The Treatment - "Waves" - (5:11) 112 BPM
Satin Jackets - "How Long Can I Wait For You" - (7:47) 109 BPM
Roberto Rodriguez - "Mustat Varjot" - (8:22) 105 BPM
Debonair - "Why" - (5:36) 110 BPM
Played by: B-Jam, ROTCIV, Oscar Brown (Low Slung), Superbreak, SW, Jay Airiness / Moar / Venice Beach, Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Karim, Sccucci Manucci, Trujillo, Dirty McKenzie, Touchsoul, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Ruben & Ra, Bufi, Heion, Lovewithme, B.G. Baarregaard, Phonique, RalphMyerz
Review: Since launching last year, disco/house website House of Disco's in-house (sorry) imprint has proved to be a rich source of atmospheric, groove-heavy slo-mo and midtempo tackle. Here they deliver four more sparkling cuts for the dancefloor. The Treatment's "Waves" builds a delightfully touchy-feeling synth-house jam around the groove from Surface's "Falling In Love", while Satin Jackets deliver a cosy, piano house-inspired nu-disco sparkler. Roberto Rodriguez opts for a more Balearic nu-disco feel on "Mustat Varjot", while Debonair turns a familiar disco staple into a rising disco/house banger - all twisted vocal samples, intricate percussion and heavy low-end bounce. Job done.
10 Nov 14
Celebre (Kickflip Mike remix) - (5:48) 121 BPM
Celebre (The Revenge remix) - (5:27) 115 BPM
Celebre (original mix) - (8:23) 115 BPM
Slurpsville (The Revenge remix) - (7:05) 120 BPM
Slurpsville (original mix) - (8:01) 120 BPM
Spezzatura (original mix) - (7:19) 119 BPM