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Monkey - (8:22) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Monkey (Beyonders remix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
As The Cube Is To The Square - (7:52) 131 BPM
Review: Hot on the heels of the release of his first single of 2021, the bustling, breakbeat-powered rave intensity of 'Sorted', Man Power returns to action with something equally as impactul. In its original form 'Monkey' does a brilliant job in balancing euphoric and sleazy electronic elements, with sparkling chords and excitable stabs vying for sound space with jacking house drums and a near psychedelic acid bassline. Those thrillingly wayward TB-303 sounds come to the fore on the accompanying 'Beyonders Testify mix', which also features ethereal flute sounds, foreboding bass, sparse electro drums and some lovely vocalisations. To round off a typically quirky EP, the Geordie producer gets into throbbing techno mode on late-night workout 'As The Cube Is To The Square'.
08 Oct 21
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Sorted - (6:46) 133 BPM
Sorted (Dharma remix) - (7:17) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Glossolalia - (7:31) 132 BPM
24 Sep 21
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The Reef
El Carbonara - (8:12) 118 BPM
El Carbonara (REES & Sahar remix) - (6:37) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Reef (Beef mix) - (5:31) 128 BPM
The Reef (Acid dub) - (6:08) 128 BPM
The Reef (Fall Forward & Grainger remix) - (6:09) 128 BPM
Boput - (8:44) 100 BPM
Boput (Kiaki remix) - (7:43) 105 BPM
Review: No idea who GUN are (other than that they're almost certainly not the 90s guitar band) but here they come to Man Power's Me Me Me with three tracks served in a total of seven mixes. 'El Carbonara' is a dark cosmic/Italo chugger that's given an acidic, proggy makeover by REES & Sahar, while with 'The Reef' you can choose between old school Italo-house (Beef Mix), 80s/electro-inspired nu-disco (Fall Forward & Grainger Remix) or straight-up acid (Acid Dub). The standout for yours truly though is 'Boput', which is dark, slow and moody AF in its original form before the Kiaki Remix takes it darker, slower and moodier still!
MMM 25
13 Aug 21
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Robotic Souls EP
Sparking Plugs - (4:57) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Do Androids Dream - (6:09) 120 BPM
Pick Your Dead Self - (6:27) 124 BPM
Sparking Plugs (Prins Thomas remix) - (9:31) 115 BPM
Sparking Plugs (Hardway Bros Sueno Cosmico) - (8:56) 113 BPM
Review: We don't know much about Deo'Jorge, other than that he's a New York-based DJ/producer who has run or managed countless events over the years. This outing on Me Me Me appears to be his debut EP and if so it's a hugely impressive first outing. The three original tracks on show each cannily combine throbbing, Italo-disco style arpeggiated basslines, thumping beats, sparkling synthesizers and the kind of Balearic musical flourishes often associated with Norway's space disco specialists. It's certainly fitting then that one of those, Prins Thomas, provides a predictably epic, constantly-rising revision of 'Sparking Plugs' that emphasises Deo'Jorge's subtle musical nods towards krautrock. In contrast, the Hardway Brothers' revision joins the dots between throbbing cosmic disco and the breezy brilliance of 'Sueno Latino'.
MMM 24
16 Jul 21
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Ultraviolet - (6:59) 126 BPM
Conservation Of Momentum - (6:03) 125 BPM
Vulture - (5:05) 118 BPM
Magnet - (5:33) 118 BPM
Ultraviolet (Roman Flugel remix) - (5:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ultraviolet (Cici remix) - (7:22) 126 BPM
Review: Not much is known about Colors In Waves, the latest artist to release on Man Power's label, but one thing is certain - if you're looking for a distinctive take on house and techno, you've come to the right place. "Ultraviolet" starts the release in murky mode, with analogue riffs underpinned by a niggling acid line. On "Conservation of Attention", a similar tone is audible, as murky sound scapes are fused with a warbling bass, but on "Vulture", Colors In Waves throws off the lo-fi sounds in favour of spaced out Italo synths, while "Magnet" continues this journey, riding a throbbing groove. Roman Flugel's trippy take on the title track completes this exemplary release.
MMM 23
28 May 21
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I Can't Explain
I Can't Explain - (6:55) 124 BPM
Leave Me When You Can - (6:34) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Aint No Thing Baby - (8:46) 122 BPM
City Life Disco - (8:55) 124 BPM
I Can't Explain (Alinka remix) - (7:10) 126 BPM
Review: Following years of extended service on DFA Records, Juan Maclean and regular collaborators Nancy Whang and Nicholas Millhiser have begun popping up on all manner of labels (most recently Aus and, more surprisingly, Going In - the latter with a 52-minute ambient track). Here they debut on Me Me Me, flitting between driving and percussive disco-house (the loopy and hedonistic 'I Can't Explain' and the celebratory release of 'City Life Disco'), sweaty early morning house sleaze ('Leave Me When You Can') and hazy hypnotism ('Ain't No Thing Baby', where echoing flute sounds occasionally rise above a tracky but unusual groove). Alinka provides the EP's only remix, a tooled-up, nu-disco style revision of 'I Can't Explain' that somehow sounds both loose and locked-in at the same time.
MMM 22
23 Apr 21
Deep House
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Age Of Intimacy
When It's Gone - (4:50) 58 BPM
The Priestess Of Darkness - (4:44) 59 BPM
Don't Be Sad Cause It's Over, Be Happy Cause It Happened - (4:34) 60 BPM
Through The Window - (4:44) 58 BPM
Don't Be Sad Cause It's Over, Be Happy Cause It Happened (Alan Dixon remix) - (7:08) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MMM 21
11 Mar 21
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Batbox - (7:09) 120 BPM
Airheads - (8:35) 120 BPM
Buffalo - (5:28) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Airheads (Man Power remix) - (9:17) 124 BPM
Review: Next up on Man Power's label is this collaboration between two of Bristol's most respected underground producers. The title track is a dramatic affair that resounds to soaring strings and a cascade of tripped out electronic tones. "Airheads" follows a similar aesthetic trajectory, but sees the duo add in a pulsating bass and clicking percussion to drive the musical elements. Meanwhile on "Buffalo", they go deeper. Teeming with expansive synths and underpinned by a lithe, wiry rhythm, it makes for a distinctive take on Detroit techno. Man Power's epic remix of "Airheads", where the melodies reach euphoric levels, completes this excellent EP.
MMM 20
11 Feb 21
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Remixes By Man Power (2013 - 2016)
Made In Sane - "Flying Circuits" - (7:43) 96 BPM
9dw - "Hot Shot" - (7:08) 95 BPM
Atella - "Mechanical Sparrow" - (8:32) 52 BPM
Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca - "Pink Ghost" - (10:08) 60 BPM
Kauf - "A Ruin" - (8:59) 61 BPM
Bryan Ferry - "Midnight Train" - (7:12) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Woolfy vs Projections - "Chances Are" - (8:07) 124 BPM
Alexander Khov - "Radiowave" - (6:54) 61 BPM
Naduve - "A Trip In Tel Aviv" - (8:43) 118 BPM
Zombies In Miami - "This Is Not The End" - (6:30) 61 BPM
Ess O Ess - "Re Enter" - (7:55) 123 BPM
Tronik Youth - "Zulu Whisky Hotel" - (8:05) 125 BPM
Naduve & Katzele - "Nein" - (7:41) 129 BPM
Omer - "Dust" - (7:15) 63 BPM
Review: Take it back to the mid-20-teens and Newcastle Upon Tyne's Man Power, aka Geoff Kirkwood, was only just getting out of bed. With early releases on Jennifer Cardini's Correspondent and later John Talabot's Hivern Discs, Man Power has taken it all the way through ESP Institute, Optimo Trax and Throne Of Blood to Skint, DFA and of course the project's home label, Me Me Me. With a spotlight over three years of remix work that sees Me Me Me lift a selection of remixes made over Bryan Ferry to Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca, Man Power takes it back to the roots with a rework of Woolf vs Projections and Tronik Youth! With the heaviness of Man Power's remix to Ess O Ess a highlight too, expect a touch of acid, EBM, Italo and kosmische inspirations woven in and around bustling drum machines, analog synths and plenty of Man Power.
MMM 19
11 Dec 20
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Swell (Explicit)
Open - (0:29) 59 BPM
Cine Fume - (5:44) 60 BPM
2 Prayers - (4:28) 76 BPM
Pentangle Tangle - (2:35) 64 BPM
He Don't - (3:55) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sit Still - (1:53) 60 BPM
It Never Entered My Mind - (3:10) 67 BPM
Gaps - (6:46) 72 BPM
A Man In Distress - (4:33) 61 BPM
Tracy - (7:27) 110 BPM
MLP 04
27 Nov 20
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He Don't
He Don't - (3:55) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
He Don't (Man Power remix) - (7:02) 117 BPM
He Don't (MPX remix) - (5:53) 134 BPM
He Don't (Man Power remix instrumental) - (7:02) 117 BPM
He Don't (clean edit) - (3:55) 102 BPM
MMM 18
20 Nov 20
Hip Hop/R&B
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Kissing Stones
Feelings From The Depth Of My Soul - (3:01) 149 BPM
Exited - (6:24) 120 BPM
Esmarelda - (7:30) 120 BPM
Redemption - (8:01) 124 BPM
Kissing Stones - (8:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sticks N Stone - (5:45) 120 BPM
42ha252 - (4:54) 120 BPM
Mangio - (5:50) 122 BPM
Mislead - (7:03) 127 BPM
Looping - (8:02) 120 BPM
Mist - (4:52) 110 BPM
The Space Between Words - (4:11) 107 BPM
Review: Craig McNamara aka Last Magpie was behind a series of releases on Electric Minds and Hypercolour, but by 2015 he decided to take some time out from music to live the quiet life in the Lake District. Now he's back with a debut album that speaks to this period of reflection. It moves in tone from the sweeping ambience of "Feelings From The Depth Of My Soul" to "Exited", a more tense, droning affair, but that dreamy sensibility is also audible on the low-slung, deep house of "Esmarelda" and "Redemption". At the same time, Kissing Stones shows that McNamara hasn't lost his knack of crafting dance floor grooves, as the title track's electronic rhythm and the dense "Looping" both demonstrate.
MLP 03
19 Jun 20
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A Day Seems Wasted When We Don't Meet - (10:19) 117 BPM
It Was Only An Orange - (6:23) 112 BPM
Jesus Toy - (7:31) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tygers - (9:19) 136 BPM
Immortal And LIfesize - (7:30) 143 BPM
Sekhmet Shuffle - (6:52) 126 BPM
Boneyard - (12:21) 130 BPM
The Air Burns Around Her - (9:16) 123 BPM
Review: Economy is Man Power's second artist album and follows a collaboration last year with Juan McClean as Juan Power. "A Day Seems Wasted When We Don't Meet" starts the album off in a brooding manner, with its booming bass and ghostly melodies unravelling over a skeletal rhythm, and "Jesus Toy" follows in a similar mode with its hollowed out drums and eerie synth lines. On "It Was Only An Orange", robust drums see Man Power draw on his love of disco, allied with woozy synths and ticking percussion. While there are more uptempo tracks here, including the insistent "Tygers", the real strength of Economy lies in Man Power's ability to craft teased out, atmospheric chuggers like "Boneyard".
22 May 20
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Facebook Makes You Hate Everyone (Statement 1 Of 8)
The Ecstasy - (6:37) 121 BPM
Klytus I'm Bored - (7:14) 126 BPM
IPCRESS - (6:04) 127 BPM
The Clocks Were Striking 13 - (4:43) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
01 May 20
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Twitter Makes Everyone Hate You  (Statement 2 Of 8)
Maybe I Should Take One More - (6:21) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ghost Of A Flea - (7:27) 130 BPM
How I Learned To Stop Worrying - (6:04) 85 BPM
Io - (8:57) 128 BPM
01 May 20
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Likes Aren't Love (Statement 4 Of 8)
The Ancient Of Days - (7:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Torque - (7:14) 129 BPM
The Ether Dome - (9:39) 123 BPM
Blush Response - (7:50) 123 BPM
01 May 20
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Instagram Makes You Hate Yourself (Statement 3 Of  8)
Chymera - (5:53) 127 BPM
Mountain King - (8:15) 129 BPM
RAVEHAWK! - (5:00) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Glossolalia - (7:31) 132 BPM
01 May 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Me Me Me Present Now Now Now 15
Yolks - (6:03) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Acetate - (7:12) 128 BPM
Synthony - (7:42) 133 BPM
Falkor - (7:55) 115 BPM
NNN 15
27 Mar 20
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Me Me Me Present: Now Now Now 14  - DIY 1990 "Odisea EP"
Odisea - (11:55) 129 BPM
Vita - (8:35) 129 BPM
Apolo - (7:00) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Obsolencia Programada - (3:56) 117 BPM
TV - (4:08) 142 BPM
Review: This is DIY 1990's second release on Man Power's Me Me Me sub-label and sees this emerging artist draw on a range of underground influences. There's the title track's electronic pulses and raw break beats, while on "Vita", DIY 1990 opts for a synth-heavy, Italo Disco track with its warm hooks and dubbed out claps pushing the arrangement into a blissed out direction. "Apolo" also mines melodic influences, but on this occasion against the back drop of a niggling acid line, while "Obsolencia Programada" is a raw electro affair, led by steely 808s and dubbed out percussion.
NNN 14
13 Mar 20
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Live For Love
Live For Love - (6:01) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Freak (feat Ted Rogers) - (6:01) 128 BPM
Live For Love (Schmutz remix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
Live For Love (Stevie R Evil Disco remix) - (6:36) 108 BPM
Review: A DJ for the past decade, including a residency at Manchester's renowned HomoElectric party, Gina Breeze is now translating her skills behind the decks to production. Issued on Man Power's label, this release starts with the title track's trippy, groove. Peppered with vocal snippets and infectious hooks, it's an alluring electronic disco affair. Gina goes deeper on "Freak"; recruiting Ted Rogers to do vocals, she combines a warbling bass and tight claps to create a hypnotic underground house track. The label has tapped two remixers; Schmutz turns the title track into an ominous, churning chord techno workout, while Stevie R pushes in a radically different direction with a low-slung disco remake.
NNN 13
28 Feb 20
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Man Power Presents: Bed Wetter "Billy Mill Is Dead"
Auntie Joan From Cullercoates - (3:37) 107 BPM
Len & Betty - (3:38) 87 BPM
Fuschias For Jim - (3:34) 70 BPM
Thelma I Just Forgot (I'm Sorry) - (4:38) 146 BPM
Riveting At Wallsend West - (5:23) 105 BPM
First Metro First Light - (5:01) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
It's Not All Black & White - (4:29) 150 BPM
Only A Piece Of Khaki - (3:08) 138 BPM
The Childrens Choir In Newcastle Sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow For BBC's Children In Need - (2:51) 142 BPM
Kathy (Please Read My Birthday Card) - (6:40) 120 BPM
MLP 01
21 Feb 20
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Me Me Me Presents Now Now Now 12
Leipzig Push - (7:19) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Underwater Yoga - (7:06) 129 BPM
Underwater Yoga (Bryan Kessler remix) - (6:29) 129 BPM
Sweep - (7:09) 125 BPM
Review: Clearly inspired by US house and techno, Irish pair Schmutz drop a fine dance floor EP. "Leipzig Push", with its shuffling drums, booming bass and outer-spaces tones, sounds inspired by the like of Shake and Theo Parrish. On "Underwater Yoga", the bass is to the fore again, with a menacing low end supporting UR-style melodies and a series of epic break downs. Meanwhile, "Sweep" is more ominous as Schmutz combine a menacing low end with frosty synth shards. The label has tapped Bryan Kessler to remix "Yoga", and the German artist drops a stripped back, drum-heavy take that's tailored for long mixes.
NNN 12
14 Feb 20
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Bryan Kessler "Rough Club Poetry" (Now Now Now 10)
Even My Cigarettes Taste Like You - (5:11) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Punx Eat Little Kids - (5:57) 127 BPM
Time To Upgrade Your Mind - (5:48) 130 BPM
My Snare Is A Weapon - (7:27) 126 BPM
Rough Club Poetry - (5:12) 130 BPM
All Drums In - (3:13) 120 BPM
You Aint Tired - (3:36) 151 BPM
Review: Bryan Kessler goes all drums in for a release not to be overlooked in the annual 'best of' lists that go around this time of year. And we'll be the first to say, don't sleep! Rough Club Poetry is Bryan Kessler's way of throwing down a new dialogue at this generation's ravers, dropping drum tracks as raw Steve Poindexter, Mike Dunn and those Disco Nihilist cuts from Running Back. Find the hits in "All Drums In" - a banging electro-acoustic number - to the roof raising "My Snare Is A Weapon" and percussion assault that is "Time To Upgrade Your Mind". With streaks of post punk, 80s new wave and vogue threaded through the rest of the LP too, it's "You Ain't Tired" that'll slap you round most.
NNN 10
03 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Me Me Me Presents: Now Now Now 09
Voices In Time - (7:13) 125 BPM
What They Do - (7:11) 125 BPM
Tableau - (6:59) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Voices In Time (Elliot Adamson remix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
Review: The mysterious Vyvyan (whose true identity is a closely guarded secret) returns to Man Power's Me Me Me label with this four-track EP. Opener 'Voices In Time' comes on like a cross between minimal and mid-00s electro house, while a more percussive and in-your-face remix from Elliot Adamson closes out the EP on a driving, acid-flecked note. In-between you'll find loopy tech-houser 'What They Do' with its hip-house vocal and incessant, rough-edged bass throb, and 'Tableau', which treads similar ground to 'Voices In Time'. All told, the EP's four jagged, energetic cuts defy easy categorisation, and as such could work on quite a range of dancefloors.
NNN 09
20 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Me Me Me Present: Now Now Now 08 - Fairmont
Strothers - (7:18) 120 BPM
Doreen - (6:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dijon - (6:41) 123 BPM
NNN 08
06 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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"The Extended Play EP"
Night War - (7:45) 130 BPM
10 11 - (10:11) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sweet Cornelius - (7:01) 120 BPM
Night War (Terr remix) - (5:39) 126 BPM
Night War (Zombies In Miami remix) - (6:35) 126 BPM
Review: Next up on Me Me Me is label owner Man Power with a riotous release. It starts off with the pulsating "Night War", which fuses dramatic stabs with a solid, pulsating electronic groove. On "1011", Man Power opts for a more grimy approach, with a scuffled rhythm and staccato beats underpinning churning chords. Meanwhile "Sweet Cornelius" sees him deliver a more stripped back take on this track, with noisy bleeps and rickety drums prevailing. On "Night War", he opts for a more upbeat approach, as wild electronic stabs unfold over a pumping groove and incessant snare rolls. Rounding off the release, Zombies in Miami delivers a tough, acid-heavy take on "War".
NNN 07
22 Nov 19
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Me Me Me Present: Now Now Now 6 "La Ruta Natural"
La Ruta Natural - (9:09) 126 BPM
Secuenciias Y Substancias - (9:04) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Reinicio - (4:00) 129 BPM
La Ruta Natural (radio edit) - (4:00) 126 BPM
Secuenciias Y Substancias (radio edit) - (4:00) 129 BPM
Review: Having previously released on Lobster Theremin, DIY 1990 now make an appearance on Man Power's Me Me Me imprint. "La Ruta Natural" is an intense slice of pulsating techno, led by wild acid squelches and a blistering rhythm. On "Secuenciias Y Substancias", DIY 1990 also drops gurgling 303 lines that recall Hardlfoor at their peak over steely drums and percussion. In contrast, "Reinicio" is far deeper and more mournful, as ethereal melodies swirl in over rolling back beats. There are also radio edits of "La Ruta Natural" and "Secuenciias Y Substancias", with both alternative versions focused on causing maximum dance floor impact.
NNN 06
08 Nov 19
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Me Me Me Present/Now Now Now 05 - Forinner
Rum Chata - (8:21) 115 BPM
Pale Blue Dot - (10:37) 124 BPM
David Peckham - (6:14) 125 BPM
Rum Chata (Club Tularosa remix) - (7:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The latest volume in Me Me Me's "Now Now Now" series - the fifth in total - comes from Lee "Last Waltz" Forster and Oli "Traela" Warriner's Forriner project, which debuted on Man Power's imprint two years ago. They begin in fine fashion via the weighty, arpeggio-style bass, layered percussion and horror soundtrack chic of "Rum Chata", before channeling the spirit of Manchester proto-house heroes and Latin music obsessives T-Coy on the bright-and-breezy throb-job "Pale Blue Dot". "David Peckham" is a fine chunk of tropical-tinged nu-disco/house fusion, while the Club Tularosa remix of "Rum Chata" is a dark, percussion-laden sprint through peak-time dark room dynamics.
NNN 05
25 Oct 19
Deep House
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Me Me Me Presents Now Now Now 04 - Club Tularosa
Starlight Ceremony - (7:18) 117 BPM
Kenji - (8:19) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Solux And Vision - (5:40) 126 BPM
Starlight Ceremony (Marvin And Guy remix) - (6:03) 118 BPM
Starlight Ceremony (The Juan Maclean remix) - (6:56) 118 BPM
NNN 04
16 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Me Me Me Presents Now Now Now 03
Gardeniod - (7:00) 122 BPM
Machu Picchu - (9:20) 122 BPM
Elements X - (8:32) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Elements X (radio edit) - (4:07) 122 BPM
Review: For the third installment in Me Me Me's Now Now Now series, they have tapped Italian A7S for a collection of wicked tracks. Alex Scarica is a Parma-based DJ and producer, who is also a resident at the club Red in his hometown - which is inside of a deconsecrated church. He debuted on Abstract Theory Records out of Bologna earlier in the year and if this release proves anything - he's certainly rising up the ranks. From the darkly low slung groove of "Gardeniod", to the slinky and hypnotic journey of "Mach Picchu" which calls to mind the sounds of fellow countrymen on Life & Death, to the deeply emotive bounce of "Elements" which comes with a handy radio edit - this is hot!
NNN 03
30 Aug 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Coat Bra Pants
Coat Bra Pants - (6:02) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Coat Bra Pants (Charlie Nobody remix) - (6:19) 125 BPM
Coat Bra Pants (Gerd Janson remix) - (5:45) 124 BPM
Coat Bra Pants (Gerd Janson Cosmic dub) - (6:36) 120 BPM
Review: Publicity-shy man or woman of mystery Vyvyan won plenty of plaudits for 2018 debut EP "Source Me", a suitably sleazy mish-mash of dancefloor-centric tropes that propelled the shadowy artist towards rising star status. The good news is that this follow-up for Me Me Me is just as good. "Coat Bra Pants" is a quirky affair, with the producer wrapping saucer-eyed rave style riffs and mind-mangling electronics around a bombastic, sub-heavy bassline and sweaty, loose-limbed drums. The accompanying remixes are suitably strong, too. The star of the show is Running Back boss Gerd Janson, who first serves up a bouncy, turn-of-the-90s style ravey house "Remix" before laying down a "Cosmic Dub" that re-imagines the track as a wayward dub disco epic.
MMM 17
05 Jul 19
Deep House
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NNN02: Ben Caldwell
Sixteen - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Impernum - (6:47) 125 BPM
Impernum (Wes Baggaley remix) - (6:55) 130 BPM
Bub - (4:54) 110 BPM
Bub (Jaye Wards Deep Bump remix) - (5:46) 120 BPM
Sixteen (radio edit) - (3:31) 128 BPM
Review: Following the appearance of one of his tracks on last year's Me Me Me compilation in aid of refugees, Ben Caldwell now makes his full debut for the label. NNN02 fluctuates in style and sound from the scatter-gun sirens and pumping bass of "Sixteen" to the brooding techno chords of "Impernum" and the deep, balmy house of "Bub". In recognition of Caldwell's across the board approach, Man Power's imprint has commissioned remixes which range from Wes Baggaley's firing , percussive version of "Impernum" to Jay Ward's abstract, glitchy version of "Bub" as well as a more user-friendly 'radio edit' of "Sixteen".
NNN 02
21 Jun 19
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Now Now Now 1: Man Power (This Is Not An Album)
Ghost - (6:48) 117 BPM
Bi Product - (5:28) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I Feel Luv - (7:03) 103 BPM
Juzwunq - (8:17) 124 BPM
Murder Depot - (7:31) 124 BPM
Bullwinkle - (8:29) 125 BPM
Simplex - (8:00) 127 BPM
Asale Asale - (7:52) 125 BPM
Played by: MAN2.0
Review: Man Power (AKA long-serving DJ/producer Geoff Kirkwood) has gone to great lengths to play down the significance of this sophomore set, even going so far as to slap the words "This is not an album" on the front cover. However you want to describe it, "Now Now Now 1" is a quality collection of cuts. Beginning with the atmospheric, bleep sporting mid-tempo throb of "Ghost", Kirkwood serves up an analogue rich selection of club-ready cuts that cannily meld elements of Italo-disco, freestyle, acid jack, tribal workouts (see percussive standout "Murder Depot"), big room humdingers (the piano-sporting, acid-flecked brilliance of "Bullwinkle") and hazy European tech-house (the horror-fired hum of "Simplex").
#NNN 01
03 May 19
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Rok The Hall/Like That
Rok The Hall - (6:18) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rok The Hall (Johnny Aux remix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
Like That - (7:16) 125 BPM
Like That (Frank Butters remix) - (6:42) 125 BPM
Rok The Hall (instrumental) - (6:16) 123 BPM
Review: This latest chapter on Man Power's Me Me Me sees Bristolian Christophe step up to the plate, a producer probably best known for his superb releases on Futureboogie, but who has also previously featured on the label as a remixer and contributor to last year's charity compilation. His new thriller "Rok The Hall" is a jacking and acidified thriller of the retroactive kind - think classic Trax Records. It then receives a very Mr Fingers sounding remix by Danish artist Johnny Aux. The TB-303 antics return on the euphoric and emotive energy of "Like That" which also receives a worthy rendition - this time by the ever reliable Frank Butters.
MMM 16
12 Apr 19
Deep House
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The Serpent
The Serpent (original mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
The Serpent (Austin Ato remix) - (7:49) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Unse (original mix) - (8:00) 124 BPM
Unse (Kiwi remix) - (8:00) 124 BPM
Review: Over the last few years, Ian Blevins has released a handful of uniformly excellent EPs on some seriously storied record labels, not least Lovefingers' ESP Institute and Aussie imprint Not An Animal. Predictably, his latest outing - a label debut for Man Power's Me Me Me stable - is also rather good. Many will fall for the dreamy warmth of "Serpent", where elongated, alien-sounding chords and gentle acid lines cruise along above a sweaty, loose-limbed analogue house rhythm, while "Unse" is dark, druggy and foreboding with Orbital style lead lines and restless, heavyweight drums. Austin Alto's remix of "Serpent" is as saucer-eyed, breezy and melodious as analogue-rich house music gets, while Kiwi's take on "Unse" mis metallic, sub-heavy and driving with occasional melodic flourishes.
MMM 15
01 Mar 19
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Cubed - (5:28) 125 BPM
Cubed (Edmondson remix) - (6:31) 128 BPM
Rotation - (7:07) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rotation (Vin Sol remix) - (5:21) 126 BPM
The Life To Come - (6:14) 116 BPM
Played by: Dario Piana
Review: Earlier this year, Irish producer Marcus Lambkin delivered his first new material for two years as part of Me Me Me's second all-star "We We We" EP. Here the former DFA man returns to Man Power's label with a typically solid single. There are three original cuts to choose from: the gently spacey, funked-up deep house throb of "Cubed", the deep Chicago jack-meets-Balearic acid rush of "Rotation" and the sleepy warmth of "The Life To Come", where elongated chords and rich electric piano motifs ride a chunky, bass-heavy house groove. Edmundson re-imagines "Cubed" as a blissful chunk of deep house/two-step fusion, while Vin Sol wraps "Rotation" in raw analogue bass, mind-altering stabs and undulating acid lines.
MMM 14
02 Nov 18
Deep House
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Valhalla - (9:31) 123 BPM
Fidelity - (7:45) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: After a slew of releases for labels like ESP Institute, Optimo and Correspondant, Man Power returns to his own imprint. It's only his second release on Me Me Me, but the UK producer has pulled out all of the stops. "Valhalla" draws on spell-binding strings and a brooding bass to create a sumptuous, spaced out slice of electronic disco. According to Man Power himself, he tried to be majestic when writing "Valhalla", and it sounds like he succeeded. Next on his to-do list is big room house, which is the aim for the title track: there, dramatic woodwind swoops in to support mysterious vocals, brooding bass and the kind of dramatic builds that would be more common on an Ame record. Clearly, Man Power has achieved both of his goals.
MMM 13
28 Sep 18
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The Sound Of
He Can Ride - (5:32) 125 BPM
Dah Dah Dah - (6:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Maelstrom - (6:21) 127 BPM
Ben's Groove - (5:42) 121 BPM
Played by: Mike Woods
Review: Austin Ato is Colin Bailey of Oban, Scotland who has released previously on the likes of Fantasy Streetwear, Phonica and Futureboogie. He is back, this time on Man Power's always reliable Me Me Me imprint with The Sound Of : this is a belter of an EP which features the funky and lo-slung party vibe of "Dah Dah Dah" or "Ben's Vibe" doing the business in super soulful fashion - the latter in particular with its George Benson sample. Also of worthy note, check the neon-lit euphoria of "Maelstrom" nailing some throwback acid house vibes. Following up terrific releases on the label by Elliot Adamson, Artist Deleted and Vyvyan - the goods just keep on comin'!
MMM 12
13 Jul 18
Deep House
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Source Rocks/Wu Me Seh
Source Rocks (original mix) - (7:07) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Source Rocks (Paul Woolfordas 48hr Fever Dream) - (8:14) 128 BPM
Wu Me Seh (original mix) - (7:00) 124 BPM
Wu Me Seh (Christophe remix) - (6:00) 122 BPM
Played by: PBR Streetgang
Review: More mystery material from Man Power's Me Me Me label, which of late has delivered a number of fine EPs from publicity-shy producers under hush-hush aliases. Vyvyan (real identity withheld) is clearly a confident guy or gal, as the two original tracks showcased on the EP - the fuzzy, sub-bass-heavy, dub disco meets drunken acid house shuffle of "Source Rocks" and the dirty, late night analogue hum of "Wu Me Seh" - are pretty darn hot. Happily, the remixes are rather tasty, too. There's a druggy, dark, Italo-disco-inspired rework from Bristol-based Welshman Christophe (he of Futureboogie Recordings fame) and a fantastic rub of "Source Rocks" by Paul Woolford that sounds like a cross between his Special Request project (albeit pitched-down a bit) and Pet Shop Boys classic "West End Girls".
MMM 11
06 Apr 18
Deep House
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We Have Love
We Have Love - (6:20) 125 BPM
We Have Love (Dauwd remix) - (5:51) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
PSG - (7:06) 120 BPM
PSG (ASOK remix) - (8:05) 128 BPM
MMM 10
12 Mar 18
Deep House
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Track Deleted
Track Deleted (Discodromo's Belgian remix) - (6:02) 123 BPM
Track Deleted (Bezier's Short remix) - (8:08) 130 BPM
Track Deleted (Bezier's Long remix) - (11:12) 130 BPM
Track Deleted (Vyvyan remix) - (6:37) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Apparently, we'll never get to hear the original version of "Track Deleted", as the mystery producer involved was a little worried about getting gripped for crimes against sampling. Instead, we'll just have to make do with these tasty revisions (which, incidentally, are free of any trace of the offending sample). Honey Sound System sort Bezier steals the show with a pair of chiming, bustling, 130 BPM revisions that thrillingly change shape several times as the track progresses. His Long Mix, in particular, sounds like an unlikely collaboration between Orbital and Patrick Cowley. Elsewhere, Vyvvyan's version is a grinning sprint through punk funk/deep nu-disco fusion, while Discodromo's all-action Belgian Remix fittingly sounds like a long-lost, new beat-era Ghent warehouse anthem.

02 Feb 18
Deep House
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FSOP (original mix) - (9:18) 119 BPM
FSOP (Cosmin TRG remix) - (5:30) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FSOP (dub version) - (9:20) 119 BPM
Review: Raj Pannu has worked with everyone from Giles Peterson to Richie Hawtin and Ninja Tune to the BBC, so it's quite a coup for house label Me Me Me to release the esteemed DJ's first ever recorded material. "FSOP" is a fittingly inspirational affair; live drums and loose percussion power its ramshackle groove, a bass that belches like a searchlight in the fog gives it extra muscle and its jazzy, out there textures lend it a suitably mysterious undercurrent. In short, it's a mini-masterpiece. Me Me Me has drafted in Cosmin TRG to reshape it, and he turns it into a claustrophobic slice of peak-time techno, its bass imploding in a tonal climax as dense percussion clatters away in the background.
MMM 09
15 Dec 17
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Goodnight/Fizzy Pinballs
Goodnight (original mix) - (7:59) 123 BPM
Fizzy Pinballs (original mix) - (7:24) 118 BPM
Goodnight (Shit Robot remix) - (6:24) 123 BPM
Goodnight (Shit Robot Disco dub) - (6:30) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Future Bones
Review: Fresh from lighting up Futureboogie Recordings' Summer Riot VI EP with the piano-laden delight of "Spero", rising star Forriner delivers a fine debut EP for Man Power's Me Me Me label. There's loved-up positivity by the boat load to be found on "Goodnight", a spacey, synthesizer-heavy workout that sits somewhere between Italian dream house, pitched-down Motor City techno and glistening nu-disco. The producer's love of glassy-eyed synthesizers and gently unfurling melodies is explored further on the similarly delicious "Fizzy Pinballs". Shit Robot takes on remix duties, first transforming "Goodnight" into a sleazy chunk of dark-room Italo-disco (the "Remix"), before layering copious amounts of delay-laden percussion atop a restless dub disco groove on his EP standout Dub.
01 Dec 17
Deep House
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Wake Up
Wake Up - (8:58) 120 BPM
Wake Up (Elliot Adamson remix) - (6:09) 115 BPM
Coming Round - (7:26) 123 BPM
Coming Round (Rex The Dog remix) - (7:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Wake Up marks a belated return to action from Liam Wachs, previously famous for helming the Desert Sound Colony project on Scissor & Thread. Now operating as DSC, this four-tracker is Wachs's debut solo release under the freshly minted alias. He serves up two top-notch original tracks: the loose-but-punchy deep house cut "Wake Up", where trippy, textured guitar and flute sounds combine with dreamy pads and a jaunty analogue synth bassline, and the Balearic techno throb of "Coming Round", which includes a stylish vocal from Wachs and some seriously rugged electronics. The accompanying remix package is headed up hotly tipped newcomer Elliot Anderson's sleazy Italo-disco style makeover of "Wake Up" (arguably the EP's standout moment), though Rex The Dog's rolling-but-wild house remake of "Coming Round" is also pretty strong.
23 Jun 17
Deep House
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Make It Right
Make It Right - (8:08) 107 BPM
Rubber Bullet - (7:14) 116 BPM
Make It Right (Andrew Weatherall vocal remix) - (8:16) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Make It Right (Andrew Weatherall instrumental remix) - (8:16) 111 BPM
Rubber Bullet (ESS O ESS Short version) - (5:52) 120 BPM
Rubber Bullet (ESS O ESS Long version) - (8:18) 120 BPM
12 May 17
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Soak (original) - (6:58) 120 BPM
Soak (Man Power remix) - (6:18) 123 BPM
Soak (Axel Boman dubb) - (7:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Soak (Bird Of Paradise remix) - (6:00) 120 BPM
Review: The latest missive on Mexico-based Geordie Geoff 'Man Power' Kirkwood's MeMeMe label comes from two previously unheralded talents, James Hadfield and Danny Lynton. "Soak" is a warm and toasty treat, which layers cut-up African vocals and woozy chords over a shuffling, loose-but-locked in disco-tech groove. For those looking for potential "moments", the track boasts a wonderfully wide-eyed, Balearic-minded breakdown. It comes accompanied by a trio of impressive remixes. Kirkwood's own Man Power remix is a trippy, Afro-acid treat, while Axel Boman turns the track in a sparking chunk of Balearic/two-step garage fusion. The wonky, metallic and deliciously bass-heavy Bird of Paradise remix completes a fine package.
10 Mar 17
Deep House
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Tunnel Snakes
Tunnel Snakes - (6:48) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
You've Changed - (7:02) 121 BPM
Itchy - (7:32) 123 BPM
Tunnel Snakes (Red Axes & Naduve remix) - (4:25) 95 BPM
Review: It's been a while since we last heard from Last Waltz, a fact partly explained by solo success enjoyed by one third of the North East combo, Geoff 'Man Power' Kirkwood. Fittingly, it's on his recently launched MeMeMe label that they've resurfaced, whipping their tops off for a spiraling, synth-laden sprint through Italo-disco territory on the excellent "Tunnel Snakes". Elsewhere, they drop a dash of Balearic deep house in the shape of "You've Changed", and doff a cap to basement-bothering early Danny Tenaglia productions on "Itchy". If that's not enough to get the juices flowing, the EP also contains a fantastic Red Axes & Naduve remix of "Tunnel Snakes", which turns the track into a post-punk influenced chunk of tropical voodoo madness.
09 Dec 16
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Tachyon (original mix) - (10:48) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tachyon (DJ Tennis remix) - (10:22) 124 BPM
Played by: RSS Disco
Review: Mexico-based Geordie Man Power has been on the rise for some time, picking up plaudits for the quality of his releases on Throne of Blood, ESP Institute, Hivern Discs and Correspondant. Now, he's decided to go it alone, launching the MeMeMe label as a vehicle for his own productions. "Tachyon" is something of a sleazy, late night treat, with the British ex-pat concentrating the action around a deliciously dirty, mutant Italo arpeggio, nagging electronic loops, and punchy drum machine percussion. DJ Tennis takes the track in a different direction, smothering Man Power's sleazy groove in melodious marimba lines, drowsy chords and elastic electronics.
14 Oct 16
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