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Birthed in 2010 by founders Simon Purnell and Paul ‘Mudd’ Murphy, Leng have gone from strength to strength since their inception as an effortlessly forward-thinking disco/nu-disco label, making their presence felt with a hybrid of danceable, mid-tempo swing and sauce. A fascinating insight into suave, stylish bubblers and psychedelic, toe-tapping funk numbers, Leng never fail to keep you dancing from dusk til’ dawn, a quality and facet nailed down by heavily supported star appearances from 40 Thieves, Daniele Baldelli, Apiento & Co, Earthboogie and Cantoma amongst many others, ensuring that the sun is always shining when it comes to Leng’s storied, funkadelic roots.
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Luzes Da Cidade
Luzes Da CidadeCOMING SOON
  
   
Luzes Da Cidade (original mix) - (6:42) 120 BPM
   
Luzes Da Cidade (instrumental Flute mix) - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Luzes Da Cidade (Saidera remix) - (7:53) 124 BPM
   
Deixa Tudo Fluir (Uprockin' dub) - (6:40) 105 BPM
LENG 060
08 Jul 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Day By Day EP
   
The Ray & John - "Day By Day" (instrumental) - (6:07) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Angel'o - "Angelo" - (5:20) 120 BPM
   
All Trouvee - "Darling" - (3:49) 113 BPM
   
Angel - "Tomorrow Night" (original mix) - (3:53) 100 BPM
   
Eggs Time - "Feeling Action" - (4:11) 102 BPM
   
Angel - "Tomorrow Night" (Special remix) - (9:04) 98 BPM
Review: Did you ever get a record come along and think, "I shouldn't really like this, but I do?" That's the vibe this reviewer's getting from this V/A Day By Day EP, which can best be described as delivering on the promise of 80s pop in a way that ACTUAL 80s pop seldom did! From the gently shimmering 'Angelo' and the funk-fuelled, ABC-ish sophisti-pop of 'Darling', to the more soulful 'Tomorrow Night' and 'Feeling Action', there are some seriously classy grooves here that have won the heart of even this confirmed 80s-phobe - check 'em out for yourself and see if YOU can resist.
LENG 059
10 Jun 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Waving
   
Punta Allen - (8:12) 106 BPM
   
Waving - (9:16) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Window Spells (feat Max Giovara) - (5:10) 108 BPM
   
The Jamail Pass - (6:10) 101 BPM
   
The Hipstick Rhino - (6:32) 54 BPM
   
Silver Peace - (8:09) 59 BPM
   
Down My Soul - (7:50) 124 BPM
   
La Di Da Di - (7:01) 118 BPM
   
Patrol De Caribe - (8:04) 111 BPM
   
Bay Rocker - (6:04) 112 BPM
   
Prezend - (6:38) 111 BPM
   
Angels Of Rhythm (Still Bouncing - feat Harriet Summer) - (6:13) 58 BPM
   
Ripped Sky - (5:12) 116 BPM
   
Large Stacks - (6:51) 61 BPM
   
Take The High Road - (5:38) 57 BPM
   
Diva - (7:24) 121 BPM
   
Keep Mashing - (5:57) 117 BPM
Review: A couple of years back, Leng welcomed Greek DJ/producer Lex to the label roster. Real name Alex Andrikopoulos, he's well known in his home city of Athens where he ran the Radical Soundz record shop. Now the Athenian has returned with his debut album for the esteemed London nu-disco label titled Waving, which appears on the back of a handful of EPs for a variety of labels (Samosa, B2, Frole). Whether it's the blissed-out balearica of last year's well received first single "Punta Alien", the late night boogie-down vibe of "Window Spells" (feat Max Giovara), the lo-slung dance floor heater "La Di Da D"i, to the sultry and deep mood music of "Angels Of Rhythm" (Still Bouncing - feat Harriet Summer) or the lovely closer "Keep Mashing" with its classic UK broken beat influence - Waving is his boldest and strongest statement yet as a producer.
LENGLP 017DD
22 Apr 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dance Par Amour
   
Dance Par Amour (extended vocal) - (9:33) 123 BPM
   
Dance Par Amour (Erotique dub) - (8:58) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dance Par Amour (extended instrumental) - (9:16) 123 BPM
   
Dance Par Amour (Erotique instrumental) - (8:53) 123 BPM
   
Dance Par Amour (vocal edit) - (4:25) 123 BPM
Review: Under the Emperor Machine alias, Andrew Meecham (he of Chicken Lips/Bizarre Inc fame) can do no wrong. It's been a wee while since his last single under the alias, but this return to action - which also marks his debut on Leng Records - is little less than stunning. Featuring the stylish, echo-laden vocals of Severine Mouletin, the EP-opening 'Extended Vocal' mix offers a perfect balance between sleazy, sparse, leftfield '80s synth-pop and the mind-altering, dubbed-out electronic disco that's long been one of Meecham's calling cards. He moves further in the latter direction on the superb 'Erotique Dub', doffing a cap to all those killer Chicken Lips dubs he co-produced along the way. Throw in instrumental takes of both mixes and a radio-friendly 'Vocal Edit' and you have a genuinely essential EP.
LENG 058
05 Nov 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Susta (Ron Trent Remixes)
   
Susta (Ron Trent remix) - (7:19) 115 BPM
   
Susta (Ron Trent dub) - (7:26) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: David Harks is a British singer-songwriter based in Berlin, who used to be the frontman of an indie band. Since deciding to explore the world of electronic music he's worked with Nang regulars Satin Jackets and become a member of the FSOL-affiliated Amorphous Androgynous collective; then, back in March, he teamed up with nu-disco veteran Mudd, AKA Paul N Murphy, on 'Susta', and now here come two fresh rubs courtesy of deep house legend Ron Trent. Think the kind of soulful, sophisticated grown-up dance pop peddled by the likes of Moloko, Crazy P or Ananda Project, and you'll have a good idea what to expect here.
LENG 057
22 Oct 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Alloteva EP
   
Alloteva - (4:37) 126 BPM
   
Deflector - (4:53) 108 BPM
   
Sonora - (3:56) 108 BPM
   
Time Is Plastic - (4:38) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The disco scene's obsession with all things cosmic and Italo continues, but that's no reason for founding father Daniele Baldelli to rehash his own past - so don't expect cosmic-by-numbers on this team-up with his old Pedivelle Records mucker Dionigi. Instead you get the largely organic funk workout 'Alloteva', the low-slung, cinematic jazz-funk of 'Deflector', Latin-tinged midtempo number 'Sonora' and the deep n' moody 'Time Is Plastic'. But those are very broad-brush descriptions: Baldelli's 45+ years' DJing and production experience mean he's able to mine a wide variety of sources for inspiration, making for an EP that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.
LENG 056
01 Oct 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Punta Allen EP
   
Punta Allen - (8:11) 106 BPM
   
The Jamail Pass - (6:10) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lex (Athens) & Harriet Summer - "Angels Of Rhythm (Still Bouncing)" - (6:12) 116 BPM
Review: A man of many hats, DJ/producer Lex (Athens) co-owns Greece's Quantized Music label and for many years ran one of the nation's most important dance vinyl stores, Radical Soundz, as well as co-hosting the successful club night MOVE. Here he serves up three midtempo electronic workouts, with the title track (named after a Mayan fishing village) a laidback, looping, tropically-infused groove and 'The Jamail Pass' busting out the Hammond organ and a guitar line reminiscent of Izit's 'Beefa classic 'Stories', before 'Angels Of Rhythm (Still Bouncing)' takes us on proper deep funk excursion and no mistake, guv'nor.
LENG 055
13 Aug 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Little Boxes (incl. 40 Thieves Version)
   
Little Boxes (original mix) - (8:33) 125 BPM
   
Little Boxes (feat Guavatron - 40 Thieves version) - (10:25) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: San Francisco's Cole Odin, a purveyor of "psych-rock, tech-hop, deep-balearic, chug-house", teams up with Berlin-based Canadian slo-mo don Eddie C on a languid, sinuous, constantly evolving instrumental workout that's two parts sleazy Berlin disco to three parts acid-fried west coast love-in, with a hint of Far Eastern exotica thrown in for good measure. Fellow Californians 40 Thieves then deliver a remix that somehow manages to emphasise all three aspects at once, aided and abetted by some six-string magic from Florida jam band Guavatron. Merry pranksters and disco dancers the world over should be more than satisfied.
LENG 054
09 Jul 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Scelle En Cristal
   
Marche - (6:36) 91 BPM
   
She Won't Answer My Calls - (3:41) 98 BPM
   
Invincible Line - (4:34) 99 BPM
   
Les Portes - (5:55) 72 BPM
   
Les Portes De La Perception - (6:39) 92 BPM
   
Je Ne Peux Pas - (3:54) 112 BPM
   
Look Within - (4:11) 102 BPM
   
Passion - (6:37) 107 BPM
   
Creme Solaire - (4:52) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Whale Song - (4:51) 88 BPM
Review: Harvey Couture hails - like the legendary Sabreman! - from Ashby De La Zouch in Leicestershire, and here he comes to London-based "midtempo dancefloor specialists" Leng with his debut long-player. If your nu-disco tastes tend towards authentic-sounding pastiches of 70s/80s grooves, this album might not be for you: its blend of nu-disco, leftfield and electronic pop stylings is perhaps more likely to appeal to fans of acts like Hot Chip or LCD Soundsystem. Standouts include 'Passion', with its nods to early 80s Bowie, and the Cold War funk of 'Creme Solaire'.
LENGLP 016DD
26 Mar 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Silken Moon (Demi Riquisimo Remix)
LENG 053
05 Feb 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ten Years Of Leng Records 2010-2020
Various
   
Harks & Mudd - "Susta" (instrumental) - (5:27) 95 BPM
   
Mountaineer - "Golden Chalk" (version Idjut) - (9:39) 75 BPM
   
Fernando - "Blue Impala" (original mix) - (6:54) 116 BPM
   
40 Thieves - "Backward Love" (original mix) - (5:23) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lex (Athens) - "DF Bounce" (original mix) - (5:41) 115 BPM
   
Ali Kuru - "Luna" (original mix) - (8:54) 112 BPM
   
Mushrooms Project - "Hello Darling" (original mix) - (7:43) 110 BPM
   
Cole Odin - "Numbers Game" (original mix) - (4:39) 102 BPM
   
Harvey Couture - "Les Portes De La Perception" (original mix) - (6:36) 92 BPM
   
Tiago - "The Source" (Mudd's Slow Rave mix) - (7:01) 103 BPM
   
Apiento & Co. - "She Walks" (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:16) 110 BPM
   
Cantoma - "North Shore" (Max Essa instrumental) - (8:06) 108 BPM
Review: Since launching at the dawn of the decade, Paul 'Mudd' Murphy and Simon Purnell's Leng label has risen to become one of the most consistent nu-disco labels around, with a trademark style that cannily combines chugging grooves, dub disco rhythms, and clear West Coast psychedelic rock and contemporary Balearica influences. It's for this reason that this celebratory 10th birthday compilation is such a treat. The multitude of highlights includes, but is no way limited to, the kaleidoscopic nu-disco rush of Pete Herbert's vintage remix of Apiento's 'She Walks', the kraut-folk-goes dub insanity of the Idjut Boys remix of Mountaineer's 'Golden Chalk', the intense drug-chug of Mudd's 'Slow Rave' mix of Tiago's 'The Source', and the late-night exotica of 'Luna' by Turkish producer Ali Kuru.
LENGLP 015
04 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sofian
   
Sofian (12" mix) - (8:48) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sofian (Loyal remix) - (6:34) 100 BPM
   
Sofian (radio edit) - (5:20) 95 BPM
Review: We're firmly of the opinion that Payfone's last single, 'One Night in Sant Celoni', was the Phil Passera-helmed project's strongest single to date. The good news is that this follow-up for Paul 'Mudd' Murphy and Simon Purnell's Leng label is even better. In its original form, 'Sofian' is an atmospheric, low tempo nu-disco chugger powered forwards by a superb, analogue-sounding synthesizer bassline, smothered in ear-catching guitar motifs and electric piano riffs, and topped off by a sleazy spoken word vocal from former French affair chanteuse Barbara Alcindor. The accompanying Loyal Remix by Payfone founder member Jimmy Day the tempo a little, dubs the track out further and adds tons of ace new slow-motion percussion solos. It's a fine revision, but we still prefer the heady and horizontal original mix.
LENG 051
30 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Leng Records - Label Sampler 001
   
Q&A - "Revolving Mirrors" - (5:31) 120 BPM
   
Q&A - "Pulse" - (8:52) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lex (Athens) - "Max Pen" - (6:51) 110 BPM
   
Lex (Athens) - "GP Score" - (5:42) 114 BPM
LENG 050
30 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ello Koko
   
Ello Koko (original mix) - (6:59) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ello Koko (Flamingo Pier remix) - (5:17) 115 BPM
   
Ello Koko (JKriv remix) - (5:50) 122 BPM
Review: Tigerbalm is the new solo alias of Earthboogie member Nicola Robinson, who started work on her vibrant (and rather good) debut single "Ello Koko" while travelling in Lombok, Indonesia. The track features musical mates Alex Searle (guitar and bass) and Patrick Dawes (percussion) and sees Robinson giddily join the dots between dub disco, tropical house and more Balearic pastures via low-slung bass, South East Asian percussion, Indonesian vocal samples and bright and breezy guitar riffs. Flamingo Pier provides an outstanding revision that adds more synth-heavy colour while making more of Dawes dense percussion, while J Kriv re-imagines it as a ludicrously heavy chunk of bass-driven Afro-house/dub disco fusion. In a word: ace!
LENG 049
24 Jul 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lunares EP
   
Lunares - (6:33) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Island Visitors - (5:28) 80 BPM
   
Saxolicious - (6:31) 100 BPM
Review: Both veterans of The White Isle, Italy's DJ Pippi and native Ibizan Willie Graff found time between sundown sets to make music together in the former's home studio. The result is their debut on Leng with a typically warm and woozy collection of cuts entitled the "Lunares EP" - named after the Spanish word for polka dots. Features the low lung balearic funk of the title track, the sensual beachside slow burner that is "Island Visitors" with its neon-lit Italo flourishes, as well as the fittingly named "Saxolicious" which goes down a loungey and jazzy early '00s deep house route that's reminiscent of Atjazz. Balmy tunes that are perfect for the summer season.
LENG 048
12 Jun 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Oil Painting
   
Side Scan - (5:22) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Steam Engine - (6:05) 112 BPM
   
Jasmine Flavour - (5:11) 107 BPM
   
Slinky Funk - (4:49) 115 BPM
   
Automatic Amplitude - (4:36) 118 BPM
   
Column - (4:07) 111 BPM
   
Oil Painting - (4:45) 103 BPM
   
Positive Flow - (4:14) 112 BPM
Review: Over the years Daniele Baldelli has released quite a few albums, though it would be fair to say that none are anywhere near as good as this terrific collaboration with fellow Italian scene legend Marco Fratty. The genius of "Oil Painting" lies in the pair's ability to fuse chugging, typically cosmic grooves and mind-altering synthesizer motifs with the hot-to-trot grunt of funk-rock and disco-funk. It's a template that guarantees a string of high quality cuts from start to finish, with our favourites including the arpeggio-driven throb of organ-heavy smasher "Steam Engine", the melodious dub disco flex of "Jasmine Flavour", the Cymande tribute "Slinky Funk", the eye-closed rock guitar solos and trippy cosmic disco grooves of "Column", and the Nu Guinea-on-steroids flex of "Positive Flow".
LENGLP 014DD
17 Apr 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Susta (The Emperor Machine Remixes)
   
Susta (original mix) - (5:26) 95 BPM
   
Susta (Emperor Machine vocal mix) - (8:49) 95 BPM
   
Susta (Emperor Machine Lovers dub) - (8:50) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Susta (Emperor Machine instrumental) - (8:27) 95 BPM
   
Susta (radio edit) - (4:27) 95 BPM
Review: In its original form, Paul 'Mudd' Murphy's first collaboration with David Harks and Icelandic songstress JaneLy is a bubbly and hugely evocative chunk of Balearic synth-pop that sounds like a sunset anthem in waiting. It's genuinely great, and the Emperor Machine's accompanying remixes are equally as inspired. The former Chicken Lips man delivers Vocal and Instrumental versions of his main pass - a typically sparse, mind-altering affair that wraps analogue synth bubbles and wayward electronics around a chugging beat - as well as an even more spaced out "Lovers Dub" that cleverly incorporates a few more elements from Harks and Murphy's original whilst adding copious amounts of delay and even more cosmic electronics.
LENG 047
06 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Creepy Steve/Human Call (Joel Harrison Remix)
   
Creepy Steve (original mix) - (8:07) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Human Call (Joel Harrison remix) - (7:11) 125 BPM
Review: Earthboogie is currently on a break, so it's likely that this fine single is the last we'll hear from them for a year or two. First up is "Creepy Steve", a previously unheard workout that wraps lashings of Latin style percussion, spacey synthesizer noises, fuzzy guitar solos and African style vocals around a mid-tempo dub disco influenced groove. Arguably even better is Joel Harrison's remix of the title track from the band's superb debut album "Human Call". He retains some of the Afro-centric elements and live instrumentation but also adds dreamy, Larry Heard style chords, thrusting drums and some suitably wide-eyed musical touches. The result is a spacey deep house gem that's as warm and comforting as it is dancefloor friendly.
LENG 046
06 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Last Night In Sant Celoni
   
Last Night In Sant Celoni (12" mix) - (7:07) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Last Night In Sant Celoni (In Flagranti remix) - (7:22) 106 BPM
   
Last Night In Sant Celoni (instrumental) - (7:07) 105 BPM
   
Last Night In Sant Celoni (radio edit) - (5:28) 105 BPM
Review: Last year Payfone main man Phil Passera moved to Sant Celoni, a historic Catalonian town to the North West of Barcelona. It clearly provided him with much needed inspiration, because his latest single is a beautifully Balearic, soft-focus love song between two women set in the historic town. The song is wonderfully woozy and sun-kissed, with drowsy bi-lingual vocals, glistening guitars and warm synths rising above a languid rhythm track. In Flagranti handle remix duties, offering up a revision that joins the dots between dub, Balearic synth-pop and proto house. Solid instrumental and radio edit versions complete a must-check package.
LENG 045
26 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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5-2-9/The Fox With The Dog
   
5-2-9 - (6:40) 110 BPM
   
The Fox With The Dog - (5:07) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Leng has offered up some decent debuts over the last few years. This two-tracker from previously unheard Moscow producer Takovoi is another. "5-2-9" is particularly potent, with the Russian wrapping snaking, delay-laden sax samples, warm chords, blissful synthesizer arpeggio lines and faintly foreboding electronic stabs around a heady, pleasingly chugging dub disco groove. "The Fox With The Dog" features a similarly tasty fusion of psychedelic electronics, layered percussion and glassy Balearic flourishes. This time, though, the breakbeat-driven groove is altogether heavier, helped in no small part by some seriously weighty electro bass and the notable presence of mind-altering, TB-303 style acid lines.
LENG 044
15 Feb 19
Deep House
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Bella Topa
   
Bella Topa (original mix) - (5:31) 95 BPM
   
Bella Topa (Fede Club Reconstruction Slow) - (6:18) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bella Topa (Fede Club Reconstruction Fast) - (11:53) 120 BPM
Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: Born in Italy, based in London, the name of Paolo Guglielmino AKA Super Paulo should be familiar to nu-disco buyers by now, but this latest offering for Leng Records may well be his finest work to date. In its Original form, 'Bella Topa' seamlessly blends early hip-hop beats, hints of Eastern mysticism, plangent west goast geetars, lounge-y flourishes and more into a druggy, chuggy mid-paced disco-funk groover that can rival the best of Compass Point Studios' legendary output, while the Club Reconstruction Fast and Club Reconstruction Slow mixes offer two alternate takes. A triumph.
LENG 043
19 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Earthboogie The Remixes
   
High Minded Man (Gerd Janson Deep House mix) - (6:38) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Earthboogie & Nina Miranda - "Silken Moon" (Pete Herbert remix) - (7:24) 120 BPM
   
High Minded Man (Gerd Janson Deep House dub) - (6:32) 119 BPM
Review: Earthboogie's debut album, Human Call has rightly earned praise upon its release earlier in the year, with listeners responding positively to its sticky and humid dancefloor fusions of African and South American rhythms, chunky dub disco, retro-futurist house, spacey analogue electronics and sun-kissed Balearica. Hot on the heels of that release, Leng Records has sourced new remixes of two album highlights. The remix of "High Minded Man" from Running Back label boss Gerd Janson is an electrifying classic house rendition with an Afro influence that's just as neon-lit as you'd expect. Next, synthesizer-wielding Balearic stalwart Pete Herbert gives "Silken Moon" the late night boogie-down vibe that this veteran of nu-disco always does so well.
LENG 042
17 Aug 18
Deep House
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Solitary High Social Club City 2 City Star 2 Star EP
   
City 2 City Star 2 Star - (5:15) 59 BPM
   
Am I Tripping - (5:26) 55 BPM
   
Love Life - (5:12) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Snowflakes On Her Lips - (5:47) 60 BPM
   
City 2 City, Star 2 Star (Reprise) - (2:25) 120 BPM
Review: The Leng label has managed to put together a handsome trio of producers with this latest EP, managing to find some painfully common grounds between Phil Gerus (Futureboogie / Sonar Kollektiv), Lay-Far (Local Talk), and newcomer Solitary High School. Together, this quirky selection of house-not-house producers have dropped four magnificent summer anthems, glazed in a noticeably neo-romantic coating, tapping into both the disco and coldwave bubbles. Pleasingly eerie synths are blended with steady drum-machine rhythms that permeate an undeniably boogie element from their low-ends, especially on the masterful "Love Life", an excellent example of modern sampling.
LENG 041
29 Jun 18
Coldwave/Synth
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Human Call
   
Overground - (7:22) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
High Minded Man - (7:04) 119 BPM
   
Silken Moon (feat Nina Miranda) - (7:14) 120 BPM
   
The Getaway - (7:03) 124 BPM
   
Human Call - (9:49) 123 BPM
   
Northern Light - (3:43) 122 BPM
   
Stargazin' (feat Nina Miranda) - (5:36) 122 BPM
   
Broken Rules Arrangement - (7:56) 107 BPM
Review: The East London-based duo of Izaak Gray and Nicola Robinson have previously released a pair of EPs on Leng, showcasing their unique musical vision. This vision has never been clearer than it is on Human Call - a vibrant eight track album that combines African and South American dance music with a wide range of complimentary sounds. From spacey analogue electronics, and sun-kissed Balearica through to jazz, dub and disco. Throughout, Gray and Robinson showcase an impressive level of musicianship, combining dusty drum machines and warm analogue synthesizers with razor-sharp electric guitars, rich bass, cascading saxophone solos and hazy, life-affirming vocal harmonies.
LENGLP 013
25 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mushrooms Project Vs Earthboogie Remix EP
   
Mushrooms Project - "Dubby Bolas" (Earthboogie remix) - (8:33) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Earthboogie - "Route Ten To Interzone" (Mushrooms Projct rework) - (7:58) 59 BPM
Review: More sleazy, mid-tempo and laid-back percussive styles courtesy of The Mushrooms Project - it's what they're becoming known for really. They are back on London's Leng with a sound that immediately resonated with rising stars and newly signed label mates Earthboogie. "Dubby Bolas"is actually from the Italian duo's 2016 LP Rivea Corymbosa. It really excited Earthboogie - who turned it into cosmic/balearic tinged ambient house journey. Equally, the Mushrooms were fans of the Afro disco sound that the Londoners displayed on their debut track "Route Ten To Interzone" which they have now respectfully reworked featuring a little bit more dancefloor dynamic.
LENG 040
18 May 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Search Of Indigo EP
   
Search Of Indigo - (5:27) 101 BPM
   
Natural 77 - (5:46) 103 BPM
   
Sundown Visions - (6:02) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Frontera - (4:31) 87 BPM
Played by: BALEARIC
LENG 037
23 Feb 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Egzotik Remixes Part Two
   
Jungle Flower (Ichisan dub) - (7:27) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ashoka (Canson remix) - (7:22) 116 BPM
   
Jungle Flower (Xinobi remix) - (6:26) 100 BPM
   
Tangerine Dream (Oceanvs Orientalis remix) - (6:28) 100 BPM
LENG 039
12 Jan 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Egzotik
   
Bazaar - (2:17) 134 BPM
   
Tangerine Dream - (5:39) 91 BPM
   
Zorba The Greek - (3:43) 105 BPM
   
Mirage - (7:05) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Return To Paradise - (5:42) 96 BPM
   
Le Voyage De Space - (5:50) 94 BPM
   
Hiyar - (5:38) 55 BPM
   
The Catcher In The Rye - (1:20) 96 BPM
   
Ashoka - (6:51) 112 BPM
   
Mount Damavand - (5:46) 101 BPM
   
Sacred Valley - (5:31) 56 BPM
   
Love - (1:51) 93 BPM
   
Jungle Flower - (2:50) 92 BPM
   
Lost Bedouin - (5:40) 95 BPM
   
Adios - (4:04) 106 BPM
Review: Ali Kuru took a decision some years ago not to seek publicity, preferring instead to let his music speak for itself. Egzotik, his long awaited debut album, seems to have a fair few stories to tell. Smothered in evocative field recordings made around his home city of Istanbul, the album is notable for fusing exotic Persian instrumentation with grooves and sounds more readily associated with cosmic disco, krautrock, dub, Balearica and Detroit beatdown. On paper, it's an unusual combination that should sound forced or contrived. In reality, it's a brilliant example of an artist with a singular artistic vision achieving his goals. Put it this way: it's amongst the most inspired and enjoyable debut albums we've heard this year.
LENGLP 011
14 Jul 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Ali Kuru (Remixes)
   
Ashoka (Daniele Baldelli & Dario Piana remix) - (5:47) 56 BPM
   
Zurna (Craig Bratley remix) - (5:46) 56 BPM
   
Return To Paradise (Nicola Cruz remix) - (5:40) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lost Bedouin (Peter Power remix) - (8:41) 90 BPM
Review: Turkey's Ali Kuru specialises in slow, textured and deep beats with sultry, exotic overtones. His forthcoming LP "Egzotik" has elements of the type of noirish Mediterranean vibes peddled by Guy Gerber or David August. Here we have a selection of remixes of mainly album tracks. First up Italian cosmic legend Daniele Baldelli and Dario Piana team up for a killer electronic body music remix of "Ashoka". Next, Craig Bratley delivers a moody, minimal rework of "Zurna", "Return To Paradise" is turned into a traditional clippety-clop clap-along by Nicola Cruz and lastly "Lost Bedouin", reworked by Peter Power, recalls a million 90s chillout rooms.
LENG 036
07 Jul 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Out Of The Blue
Phil Mison/Various
   
The Cactus Rose Project - "Jelly" (original mix) - (6:16) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Leston Paul - "Santa Cruz" (original mix) - (4:08) 99 BPM
   
Dancing Fantasy - "Voodoo Jammin'" (Eros mix) - (6:26) 90 BPM
   
Bandolero - "RAvves Noirs" (instrumental) - (4:09) 81 BPM
   
Don Carlos - "Aqua" (Part One) - (6:28) 93 BPM
   
Language - "Tranquility Bass" (original mix) - (5:14) 120 BPM
   
Kamasutra - "Sugar Step" (original mix) - (6:18) 109 BPM
   
Moodswings - "The Jazz Man" (original mix) - (5:36) 60 BPM
   
Congarilla - "Sacred Tree" (original mix) - (3:01) 107 BPM
   
Red Sun - "Honey From The Baka" (original mix) - (6:35) 115 BPM
   
Coste Apetrea - "Hej DA¤r" (original mix) - (4:18) 89 BPM
   
Christoph Spendel Group - "Forever" (original mix) - (3:40) 110 BPM
   
Frank De Wulf - "The End" (original mix) - (6:58) 69 BPM
   
Cantoma - "Gambarra" (unreleased mix) - (4:59) 105 BPM
Review: Out Of The Blue, Phil Mison's first compilation for some time, was apparently inspired by his first few trips to the White Isle of Ibiza, and specifically the unlikely set of circumstances that led to him filling in for Jose Padilla at Cafe Del Mar. Musically, it's reflective of the story, joining the dots between impossible-to-find rarities (see the loved-up instrumental jazz-rock of "Jelly" by The Cactus Rose Project and the life-affirming fusion business of Christoph Spendel Group's "Forever", for starters), huggable Balearic synth-pop, flamenco-inspired sunset gems, and a smattering of head-in-the-clouds Italian dream house killers. Given Mison's heritage and status as one of Balearica's top selectors, it's perhaps unsurprising that Out Of The Blue is undeniably brilliant.
LENGCD012DD
09 Jun 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Mr Mystery EP
   
Mr Mystery - (5:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Route Ten To Interzone - (5:40) 61 BPM
   
The E.B Theme - (5:51) 120 BPM
Review: Earthboogie - aka London soundsystem owners Izaak Gray and Nicola Robinson - make their wax debut with three raw, groove laden disco blends. Digging deep into both afrofunk and Italo roots, there's a universal musical language that grabs you physically across all three cuts. "Mr Mystery" sits between Booker T & The Mgs and Daniele Baldelli while "Route Ten To Interzone" is an energetic township jam with added synth sheen. Finally we're seduced by the Balearic weaves, ripples, twangs and horns of "The EB Theme". A rainbow of vibes from start to finish, this one's hard to put down.
LENG 035
19 May 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Zero Gravity EP
   
Infinity Machine - (6:50) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
If You Drive - (5:38) 115 BPM
   
Air Vibes - (6:01) 118 BPM
Review: For all his skills as a DJ - and, let's face it, he pretty much created the Afro-cosmic DJ style all on his own - Daniele Baldelli's productions have not always hit the mark. It's heartening to report, then, that this collaboration with Dario Piana for Leng Records is arguably the best thing he's produced to date. "Infinity Machine", where wild, effects-laden Clavinet lines, jammed-out electric piano chords and meandering synthesizer solos ride a particularly druggy arpeggio bassline, sets the tone magnificently, before the Italian duo jogs towards dub disco territory on the percussion rich "If You Drive". Badlelli's love of spacey synths, crunchy guitars and tactile synth bass comes to the fore on closer "Air Vibes", which also boasts a wonderfully tactile breakdown.
LENG 034
07 Apr 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mandari EP
   
Zurna - (5:47) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Causa - (7:46) 55 BPM
   
Mandari - (6:58) 111 BPM
   
Avaz - (6:05) 53 BPM
Played by: Richard Rossa, BALEARIC
LENG 032
24 Feb 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Natural 77 EP
   
Backwards - (7:01) 105 BPM
   
Natural 77 - (5:46) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Attic Party - (7:34) 114 BPM
Played by: Rocco Universal
Review: By his usually prolific standards, Fernando Pulichino has had a very quiet 2016. In fact, this fine EP for Leng is his first, and presumably only, release of the year. It wuld be fair to say that it's been worth the wait, though. As usual, each of the three tracks is built around his own fine instrumentation; check, for example, the spacey synths, tactile synth-bass and freshly baked guitars of opener "Backwards". Arguably even better is the funk-fuelled Balearic blues workout "Natural 77", which boasts Pulichino's own freestyle vocals, razor-sharp funk-rock guitars, and one of the producer's traditional rubbery basslines. Closer "Attic Party", a breezy trip through deep space via the Adriatic, is also rather good.
LENG 033
09 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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What We Tellin Them/Lucas Valley Dr
   
What We Tellin Them - (5:51) 111 BPM
   
Lucas Valley Dr - (8:32) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
LENG 031
09 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rivea Corymbosa
   
Rivea Corymbosa - (4:44) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rio Paraiba Do Sol - (8:24) 99 BPM
   
Dirty Bolas - (6:55) 97 BPM
   
Coracao - (4:37) 90 BPM
   
Pulsacao - (8:44) 105 BPM
   
Baiano - (4:19) 130 BPM
   
Dubby Bolas - (9:48) 97 BPM
Review: Ah yes, it's the unstoppable Mushroom Project back to dominate our nu-disco charts with their inimitable swagger, and it's the Leng label that welcomes the back with open arms. To be honest, we're overjoyed to see them again, especially if they're bringing this many tunes along with them - all marvellously diverse and rich in harmonic texture. "Rivea Corymbosa" and "Rio Paraiba Do Sol", for example, are simply two sublime slice of balearic funk, while other tunes like "Dirty Bolas" veer onto more beat-laden territories. Tribalism and funk are very much at the core of all these tunes, and while it's all too easy to go for the big names and forget those riding below the radar, this release by Mushroom Project is both some of the best music these guys have put out, and makes for one of the best EPs on our charts this week. Warmly recommended.
LENGCD 010
02 Dec 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Spaghetti Saloon
   
Spaghetti Saloon (original mix) - (6:34) 120 BPM
   
Spaghetti Saloon (Banjo dub) - (5:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spaghetti Saloon (Piano dub) - (5:26) 120 BPM
Review: Is that a snake in your boot or are you dancing like a crazy horse at this divine piece of honky tonking wild west funk? Created through a chance encounter in a shoe shop, Frankie Valentine and Thomas Sciurpa written something truly original here. Sitting somewhere between The Grid and Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, each version is a gallant trip through dusty plains with big instrumentation, a bareback sense of groove and more banjo pistol whips than your doctor would recommend. Let's hope more chance encounters happen in the future.
LENG 030
04 Nov 16
Funky/Club House
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Dirty Bolas/Sunset Ballad
   
Dirty Bolas - (6:58) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunset Ballad - (9:31) 90 BPM
LENG 029
12 Aug 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Frontier/Coming In
   
Frontier - (7:20) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Coming In - (7:29) 57 BPM
LENG 028
24 Jun 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Path Of Tranquility
   
The Path Of Tranquility - (6:47) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Masons Arms - (7:38) 105 BPM
   
Long Slide - (5:56) 80 BPM
LENG 027
27 May 16
Balearic/Downtempo
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Tiny Islands
   
Tiny Islands (original mix) - (6:33) 116 BPM
   
Tiny Islands (Ray Mang's Eel Pie Rebake) - (6:46) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Pete Herbert
LENG 026
26 Apr 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Luna/Araf
   
Luna - (8:52) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Araf - (6:28) 116 BPM
Played by: RSS Disco
Review: Turkish producer Ali Kuru is now some ten years into his recording career. While he's yet to receive serious attention, there's some undoubted gold to be found amongst his bulging discography. This first outing for the ever-reliable Leng imprint is arguably one of his strongest EP's to date, and once again showcases his Balearic-minded blends of traditional Turkish instrumentation, dub disco grooves, and downtempo nous. "Luna" is particularly fine, with exotic Turkish sounds gently unfurling over a warm, deep and dubby groove. He raises the tempo a little on "Araf", with fluttering flutes and Middle Eastern vocal snippets riding a metronomic groove built around reclaimed samba percussion and foreboding bass.
LENG 025
15 Feb 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Magik Sunset - The Edits
   
P'Cock - "Telephone Song" (Andi Hanley edit) - (6:56) 82 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Francis Lai - "Young Freedom" (Mudd's extended edit) - (5:37) 93 BPM
Review: Psychemagik's recent, two-part Magik Sunset compilation was arguably one of the best of the year, with the crate-digging twosome gathering together an impressively obscure selection of Balearic-minded nuggets. Here, two compilation highlights get the re-edit treatment. Veteran New York crate digger and occasional Rong Music contributor Andi Hanley steps up first, providing a sensationally sensual extension of P'Cock's blazed, blue-eyed soul tinged dub disco head-nodder "Telephone Song". It's impeccable in its' execution, with Hanley brilliantly emphasizing the original's smooth, reggae-influenced groove. Label boss Mudd handles Francis Lai's "Young Freedom", once again stretching out the original's blazed groove before making high with the spiraling synthesizer lines and horizontally inclined strings.
LENG 023
04 Dec 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Basement EP
   
The Basement (feat MT) - (5:33) 113 BPM
   
Second Tongue - (6:43) 107 BPM
   
Carpet Stains - (5:31) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It would be fair to say that Auf Togo's releases for Leng are sporadic, to say the least. While there are good reasons for this - Sasa Crnobrnja is busy with In Flagranti, while Clement Cochot-Coloum has his hands full with the Fabulous Penetrators - it's still frustrating for those who enjoy their undeniably quirky take on Balearic-rock fusion. Happily, this third EP - their first since 2013 - is chock full of highlights. Opener "The Basement", featuring MT, is an undeniably eccentric chunk of leftfield, AOR-influenced disco-pop, while "Second Tongue" blends undulating dub disco grooves with blazed, spoken vocals and punk-funk attitude. Closer "Carpet Stains", meanwhile, is a more obviously up-tempo, rock-influenced affair, with the duo's bold guitar chords counter-balanced by shimmering electronics and lilting melodies.
LENG 024
28 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Magik Sunset (Part Two)
Psychemagik/Various
   
John Keating - "In Search Of Atlantis" (original mix) - (9:15) 83 BPM
   
Orchester Ambros Seelos - "Mondgesicht" (original mix) - (3:27) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Plaisirs Erotique - "Special Ero" (original mix) - (9:02) 134 BPM
   
Francis Lai - "Young Freedom" (original mix) - (3:26) 93 BPM
   
Glenn - "Zeit" (original mix) - (3:57) 139 BPM
   
Jack Adkins - "Sunset Beach" (original mix) - (6:19) 100 BPM
   
Instrumental Group Cabas - "Cry In The Night" (original mix) - (2:48) 99 BPM
   
Frederic Castel - "Open Up" (original mix) - (3:35) 111 BPM
   
The Electric Connection - "Cry Of The Lone Wolf" (original mix) - (4:47) 118 BPM
   
Fabio Fabor - "Idolo Moresco" (original mix) - (4:01) 109 BPM
   
The Primates - "King Kong" (original mix) - (5:08) 102 BPM
   
Tony Sinclair Orchestra - "Walkin' Through The Night" (original mix) - (3:45) 96 BPM
   
Trepidant's - "Far Away" (original mix) - (3:52) 91 BPM
   
Magik Sunset (Part Two) (continuous DJ mix) - (1:01:56) 100 BPM
Review: There are few record collectors and DJs with crates quite as deep as Psychemagik. They've already proved this beyond doubt via a trio of brilliant Magik compilations for Paul Murphy and Simon Purnell's Leng label. Magik Sunset Part 2 continues this run, gathering together another double-album's worth of fantastic obscurities from the worlds of stoner disco, left-of-centre rock, psychedelia and Balearica. As usual, there are some genuine "how did I not know about this record" moments, from the star-kissed Balearic jazz of Fabio Fabor and saucer-eyed white boy reggae-rock of the Trepidants, to the Flamenco-tinged AOR disco shuffle of Jack Adkins' "Sunset Beach".
LENGCD 009DD
04 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Psychemagik Presents Magik Sunset: Part One
Various
   
Bobby Brown - "My Hawaiian Home" (original mix) - (3:55) 129 BPM
   
Kathy Stack - "Summer Wind" (original mix) - (3:23) 75 BPM
   
Mother Funk - "Sunshine" (original mix) - (3:53) 126 BPM
   
Jack Adkins - "American Sunset" (original mix) - (4:28) 83 BPM
   
Greg Sonnleitner - "Misunderstood" (original mix) - (3:47) 91 BPM
   
Nathan Perkins Band - "Soul Keepers" (original mix) - (3:26) 71 BPM
   
Crossection - "Over Again" (original mix) - (2:34) 112 BPM
   
Majik - "Take Me There" (Psychemagik edit) - (6:34) 88 BPM
   
Jake Hottell - "Horizon" (original mix) - (3:20) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Electric Connection - "Groovy" (original mix) - (4:06) 118 BPM
   
Gene Lawrence - "After Sunrise" (original mix) - (5:37) 76 BPM
   
P'Cock - "Telephone Song" (original mix) - (3:45) 83 BPM
   
Terry Brooks & Strange - "High Flyer" (original mix) - (3:48) 96 BPM
   
Various Artists - "Magik Sunset Part One" (Psychemagik continuous DJ mix) - (55:44) 118 BPM
LENGCD 008DD
27 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Singularity / Ergosphere
   
Singularity - (8:26) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ergosphere - (6:29) 90 BPM
Review: Slippery synth disco abounds as Grecian newcomers Thanasis Skouzis and George Fountzoulas develop their Bonnie & Klein brand on Leng. "Singularity" is straight out of the late 80s play book thanks to its array of flutes and wind elements. "Ergosphere", meanwhile, is a much slower affair with a drone-like dynamic that builds more and more momentum as more elements are introduced into the mix. Truly hypnotic.
LENG 022
02 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Giant Desert
   
Giant Desert (vocal mix) - (5:32) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Giant Desert (extended dub) - (6:47) 85 BPM
Review: Former Silver City man Fernando Pulichino seems to be mellowing with age. Having previously explored punk-funk, nu-disco and deep house on his solo releases, he's now switched his focus to dub-influenced, slo-mo Balearic synth-rock. Many of the old trademarks are still present - think rubbery live bass, fluorescent, vintage-sounding synths and unfussy beats - but are here joined by fuzzy guitar solos and an evocative vocal from guest star Fiorucci. It's a potent blend, reminiscent of early '80s cosmic rock with a little more nu-disco nous. The original vocal version is joined by a delicious Extended Dub, which impressively stretches out the infectious, head-nodding groove.
LENG 021
20 Oct 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Sandpiper (Psychemagik/Cantoma Remixes)
   
The Sandpiper (Psychemagik remix) - (5:23) 86 BPM
   
The Sky Is Yours (Cantoma remix) - (5:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: 40 Thieves long awaited debut album, The Sky Is Yours, was something of an epic; 10 years in the making, it stretched out across two CDs and four slabs of vinyl. Here, two tracks from the album get the remix treatment, with crate diggers-turned-party animals Psychemagik and Phil Mison's Cantoma outfit at the controls. Psychemagik's version of "The Sandpiper" is particularly good, delivering a heady, Arabic-influenced slice of chugging, eyes-wide-shut Balearica that benefits greatly from a rubbery groove and woozy chords. Mison takes a different approach on his rework of "The Sky Is Yours", laying down a version that sounds like T-Coy making late '80s Italian house. It is, all told, the epitome of Balearic house.
LENG 019
23 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Down In California (Psychemagik & Albion Edits)
   
Down In California (Psychemagik edit) - (6:47) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Down In California (Albion edit) - (5:06) 111 BPM
Played by: Jamie Fatneck
LENG 018
26 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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