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Contagious
MIDRIOTDAL 001
15 Sep 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Contagious - (6:01) 117 BPM
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I've Been Watching U - (7:55) 115 BPM
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Hot - (7:23) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Crazy Bout My Love - (7:34) 114 BPM
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I Can't Wait - (8:02) 116 BPM
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Rocket Ship - (6:28) 100 BPM
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Something In Your Eyes - (7:07) 110 BPM
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Cocktails For 2 - (6:24) 110 BPM
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Confusion - (7:19) 106 BPM
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In Your Life - (7:23) 112 BPM
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Review: Warrington's Danny Worral has carved out a niche for himself delivering robust, floor-friendly re-edits that specifically rework synth-laden '80s electrofunk, soul and boogie jams. Here he presents his first album of reworks for regular home Midnight Riot. The source material is a mixture of the well known and slightly obscure, with the likes of the Whispers, Prince and the Aleems under the scalpel. Worral keeps the feel of the original tracks - including, in most cases, the vocals - giving them a little more contemporary dancefloor swing, largely thanks to extra-fat beats, subtle house rhythms and thick synth basslines. It's an attractive proposition for anyone who enjoys synth-laden '80s jams. Highlights are plentiful, from the glassy-eyed fun of the title track through to the soulful house shuffle of closer "In Your Life".
Hotline EP
MIDRIOTD 036
09 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Flashback - (7:33) 108 BPM
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In Our Lives - (7:04) 113 BPM
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Run From My Love - (6:51) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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This Love - (6:47) 113 BPM
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Review: Warrington-based 80s Child is turning into a one-man re-edit machine, delivering floor-friendly touch-ups of synth-heavy electrofunk, 80s soul and boogie jams on a regular basis. There's naturally much to admire about this third EP for regular home Midnight Riot, from the rolling boogie-house revision of stone cold classic "Flashback" - all carefully cultivated loops, filters and metronomic pulse - to the chiming synthesizer melodies, vocal breakdowns and delay-laden drums of "This Love". Arguably best of all, though, is the heavyweight swing, looped vocals and killer synth bass flex of "Run From My Love", one of his strongest rubs to date.
Night Vision
MIDRIOTD 007
10 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Make You Mine - (7:30) 115 BPM
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Hot - (7:29) 118 BPM
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I Cant Go 4 That - (7:54) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Future Is Clear - (8:43) 106 BPM
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Secret Love - (8:09) 115 BPM
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Review: Following a pair of well-received outings on Ruben & Ra's Retrospective imprint, 1980s re-edit specialist Danny Worrall pops up on Midnight Riot with another five-track collection of electrofunk rubs. There's plenty of party-starting fodder on show, from the bustling horns and rubbery grooves of opener "Make You Mine" to the Prince style Purple Funk throb of "Hot", and shiny synths and looped vocals of "My Future is Clear". Arguably best of all, though, is the sumptuous '80s soul re cut "Secret Love". There's also a version of Hall & Oates "I Can't Go For That", though it barely changes the original's winning formula.
Cruise Control
MIDRIOTD 015
12 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Missing - (5:36) 112 BPM
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Control - (5:40) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kiss U - (5:53) 105 BPM
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Be Together - (6:58) 103 BPM
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All Alone - (8:08) 112 BPM
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Review: Warrington-based 1980s obsessive Danny "80s Child" Worrall tends to eschew the obvious, delivering re-edits of '80s soul jams and overproduced, mid-'80s electrofunk curiosities. He's at it again here, dropping five more soulful, synth-laden nuggets for the Midnight Riot label. There's some saucer-eyed '80s soul in the shape of the touchy-feely "Missing", some gigantic, radio-friendly synth-rock ("Control"), and a dash of deliciously smooth, slow-dance fare ("Kiss U"). Better still is the New Jack Swing-flavoured dayglo rush of "Be Together", and "All Alone", a riotous electrofunk jam built around a familiar bassline and Shep Pettibone style drum edits.
Motor City Booty
MIDRIOTMCB 001
18 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Return Of The Ghetto Fly (feat Neco Redd) - (3:50) 104 BPM
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Superficial - (4:50) 116 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown) - (5:51) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir) - (6:30) 122 BPM
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Soul Fly Pt 1 (feat Dames Brown) - (3:31) 138 BPM
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Soul Fly Pt 2 (feat Dames Brown) - (6:10) 138 BPM
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown) - (4:39) 118 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need - (5:22) 120 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena) - (4:11) 114 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay - (4:33) 111 BPM
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Send A Message - (4:52) 98 BPM
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Review: The Sound of Detroit by one of it's unsung heroes, Amp Fiddlers new album Motor City Booty coming straight off the D Funk assembly line, a full on dance floor affair from Motown to P-Funk, Techno and Neo Soul. This 11 track album produced by Amp Fiddler & Yam Who? includes the massive 'Soul Fly' sounding like a Mark Ronson production had he been hanging out with George Clinton's Parlet followed by the bonafide P-Funk anthem 'Steppin' both featuring the stunning vocals by the Dames Brown girls. Amp Fiddler is credited for taking both a young J Dilla and also Q-Tip under his wing teaching them his Akai MPC techniques, setting the path for some of Hip Hops finest recordings which have defined the shape of things to come. His musical collaborations & current duties include: Moodymann's musical maestro, keyboard wizard for Theo Parrish's live band, a longstanding Funkadelic member, co-writer for Sly & Robbie, Prince, Maxwell, Jamiroquai & Seal to name a few.
Motor City Booty (The Remixes)
MIDRIOTMCB 002
03 Oct 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown - Qwestlife remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir - John Mork & Andrew Emil remix) - (8:34) 122 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 1 (feat Dames Brown - Sam Redmore remix) - (8:36) 127 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 2 (feat Dames Brown - Eli Escobar remix) - (8:15) 127 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need (Thatmanmonkz remix) - (6:34) 122 BPM
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Superficial (Mark E remix) - (7:42) 110 BPM
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Your Love Is All I Need (Big Danny Kane remix) - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay (Inkswel remix) - (5:52) 111 BPM
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Send A Message (Kid Sublime remix) - (5:54) 110 BPM
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1960 What? (feat London House Cats Choir - Marten Roberto & Nikolay Danev remix) - (7:34) 122 BPM
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Superficial (Judge Funk remix) - (4:50) 116 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena - DJ Raw Sugar remix) - (5:09) 107 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Situation remix) - (5:17) 106 BPM
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Return Of The Ghetto Fly (feat Neco Redd - Peza remix) - (5:50) 104 BPM
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Superficial (Chewy Rubs remix) - (8:58) 114 BPM
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Steppin (feat Dames Brown - Modified Man remix) - (5:54) 115 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Bittersuite remix) - (6:35) 118 BPM
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Soul Fly Part 2 (feat Dames Brown - De Fantastiske To remix) - (9:49) 124 BPM
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Funk Is Here To Stay (Mr Mulatto remix) - (5:22) 111 BPM
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I Got It (feat Alena - Heion remix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
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Slippin On Ya Pimpin (feat Dames Brown - Henri Le Blanc remix) - (5:47) 116 BPM
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Review: Midnight Riot isn't messing around with this collection of remixes of tracks from Detroit veteran Amp Fiddler's recent Motor City Booty set. Label boss Yam Who has pulled out all the stops, drawing on both Midnight Riot regulars and genuinely hot talents such as Eli Escobar (whose slick, soulful house rub of "Soul Fly Part 2" is a highlight), Thatmanmonkz, Inkswel and Mark E (who genuinely steals the show with a dreamy, mid-tempo take on "Superficial"). Taken as a whole, it's far more "killer" than "filler", with sterling contributions from Sam Redmore (dub-flecked Afro-house goodness), Kid Sublime (sun-kissed boogie-soul), chewy Rubs (low-slung disco-house heaviness), and Modified Man (synth-heavy broken beat).
I Need To Know
MIDRIOTD 102
15 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Need To Know - (4:59) 121 BPM
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Too Late - (5:38) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Midnight Riot begins its second century of releases with what appears to be a label debut. They're keeping tight-lipped about the identity of Barbi (and pretty much everything else about this release), so we'll quickly move on to the two tasty tracks that make up the EP. Opener "I Need To Know" is something of a bustling, rolling, bass-heavy disco-funk treat, where punchy horns, cut-glass strings, bluesy guitars, incessant Hammond lines and gravel-throated vocals wrap themselves around a relentless groove. Flip to the virtual B-side for "Too Late", a similarly inclined chunk of effects-laden, horn heavy disco haziness with plenty of bottom-end bounce.
Belabouche
MIDRIOTD 012
05 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slide Into Your Heart - (7:25) 118 BPM
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Son Of Slave - (7:42) 116 BPM
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The Way We Live - (6:28) 99 BPM
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Money Runner - (5:49) 116 BPM
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Open Your Mind - (6:39) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Those who follow Belabouche on SoundCloud will know just what a prodigious re-editor he is; not a week seems to pass without a clutch of new scalpel works from the talented Italian producer. Here he brings his effortlessly soulful, loose-limbed approach to Yam Who's Midnight Riot label for the first time. All five tracks are excellent, with the baggy, string-drenched disco-soul bump of "Slide Into Your Heart" and dubwise funk thrust of "Money Runner" standing out. He mixes up the tempos well, with the EP's two slower moments - the sinewy jazz-funk headiness of "Open Your Mind" and intoxicating, horn-heavy "The Way We Live" - being particularly potent. If you're after edits that match dancefloor chops with an easy soulfulness, this should be an essential purchase.
Stella
MIDRIOTD 076
11 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Octopussy - (6:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The One (feat Princess Freesia) - (5:46) 123 BPM
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Rock Me - (6:19) 121 BPM
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Need Ur Love (feat Lorrie) - (5:44) 119 BPM
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Review: Keeping the fire burning for disco freaks everywhere, Big Danny Kane sidles up to Midnight Riot with a plush EP of rich, warm groovers for all kinds of different times of night. "The One" especially shines with its punchy electro funk b-line and a hook vocal turn from Princess Freesia, capturing that mid-'80s mood in an impeccable fashion. "Octopussy" and "Rock Me" inject a little more house-minded pump into the proceedings, but the chunky synth lines and slick rhythmic edits still represent the core of Daddy Kane's ample repertoire. Keep an ear out for the radio-friendly funk of "Need Ur Love" which comes on like late era Fatback Band and sounds all the better for it.
Get Up EP
MIDRIOTD 054
26 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Up - (7:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Yes I Know My Way - (4:20) 105 BPM
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Um Ba Yao - (5:52) 124 BPM
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Reggae Tempo - (5:08) 110 BPM
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Review: 2015 has been a good year for Olivier Tunier, arguably one of the re-edit scene's most under-appreciated scalpel specialists. Having already unleashed fine EPs on Whiskey Disco, Phat Elephant and Hot Digits, the Amsterdam-based producer delivers another cracking quartet of reworks on Midnight Riot. As usual, he touches on a number of styles, moving from the percussive, strobe-lit disco hustle of the superb "Get Up", to the straightened-out Caribbean disco grooves of "Reggae Tempo", via the dense tropical percussion, jaunty horns and sweet Brazilian vocals of "Um Ba Yao". Best of all, though, is "Yes I Know My Way", a blinding blast of audio sunshine blessed with breezy piano hooks, impassioned blue-eyed soul vocals and deliciously swinging beats.
The Coburg Disco Association
MIDRIOTD 100
01 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Booshank - "Maxine" - (2:39) 120 BPM
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Inxxxwel - "Half Pipe" - (5:19) 115 BPM
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Paz - "Pre-Historic" - (5:23) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rela - "So Beautiful" - (4:06) 101 BPM
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Review: Whisper it quietly, but this is Midnight Riot's one-hundredth release. Label boss Yam Who isn't making much of a song and dance about such a momentous occasion, though The Coburg Disco Association is certainly a strong offering. What's arguably most impressive is the hazy, hip-hop-minded fusion of elements driving Inkswel's brilliant "Half Pipe" (credited to his INXXXWEL alter-ego), which combines the producer's love of squelchy analogue synth bass and swinging, MPC-driven beats with hazy rap samples and elements borrowed from a classic chunk of early '80s disco-boogie. You'll find a similar ethos at the heart of Rela's blissful, R&B/Balearica fusion "So Beautiful", too. Elsewhere, Booshank peppers a rock solid proto-house groove with alien electronics and swirling vocal samples, while Paz expertly rearranges a killer Afrobeat excursion.
Soul Grooves
MIDRIOTD 074
20 Jun 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I've Got This Feeling - (5:11) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soul Groove - (6:16) 120 BPM
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You Make Me Feel So Good - (4:56) 119 BPM
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Review: Grecian DJ/producer C Da Afro is beginning to build up an impressive discography. Impressively, Midnight Riot is the 20th label he's released on to date. Soul Grooves is his first EP for the imprint, and contains a quartet of floor-friendly tracks that sit somewhere between remixes, re-edits and original productions. So while "Soul Groove" is based heavily on Matsubara's Paradise Garage fave "S.O.S (Society Of Soul)", C Da Afro has added a swathe of new synthesizer parts to compliment the original's killer jazz-funk guitars. We must presume the same process has been followed on the tactile electrofunk bomb "I've Got This Feeling", and the almost overpowering synthesizer bliss of Balearic boogie closer "You Mae Me Feel So Good".
Too Hot To Handle
MIDRIOTD 118
23 Oct 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Too Hot To Handle - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Passion Fruit - (5:09) 103 BPM
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Rebel Disco - (6:42) 111 BPM
Lost In Echo
MIDRIOTD 090
06 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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You Don't Know - (6:26) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tell Me Something - (6:20) 107 BPM
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Say You'll Be - (5:35) 106 BPM
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Review: Greek re-editor and remixer C Da Afro was one of the nu-disco success stories of 2016, so hopes are naturally high for his first outing of 2017. Lost In Echo is predictably strong, offering up a trio of tracks that gleefully blurs the boundaries between re-editing and original production. We're particularly enjoying the low-slung disco-funk grooves, fluid additional percussion hits, breezy vocals and dub disco effects of "Say You'll Be Mine", though sweet, boogie-based opener "You Don't Know" - all meandering organ lines, loved-up chord progressions, rubbery guitars and sing-along vocals - is arguably the EP's most floor-friendly moment. The pitched-down disco camp of "Tell Me Something" is pleasingly dubbed-out, too.
Space Beyond
MIDRIOTD 053
19 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feel My Life - (5:47) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Together (guitar mix) - (5:13) 115 BPM
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Bad Disco Lady - (5:15) 124 BPM
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Review: Grecian producers C Da Afro and J.B Boogie first joined forces last year, releasing an E.P of filter-heavy disco/house fusions on SpinCat Records. Here, the Athens-based duo delivers more similarly celebratory, party-ready fare for Midnight Riot. They begin with the rolling, 109 BPM goodness of "Feel My Life", a delicious fusion of sparkling synths, glittery guitar lines, smooth vocals and head-nodding grooves. "Together (Guitar Mix)" craftily turns a lesser-known, mid-tempo boogie jam into a guitar and synth solo-laden, eyes-closed monster. Best of all, though, is the shirts-off pomp of "Bad Disco Lady", which gains much of its dancefloor power thanks to the combination of extended, filter-laden breakdowns and notable drops.
Jump
MIDRIOTD 029
22 Dec 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Jump (feat J Squared) - (4:26) 122 BPM
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Pumpin' It Up - (5:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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You're The One - (6:20) 108 BPM
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Melody - (6:34) 108 BPM
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Played by: JimmyTheTwin
Review: Such Is Yam Who's commitment to nu-disco, that even during the festive season his Midnight Riot label is pumping out numerous winter warmers. This Jump EP contains four retro-futuristic joints all of which are culled from only the most neon lit of '80s dancefloors. Highlights include the chopped up robo-funk "Jump", the slow and low, leather tracksuited bassy grind "You're The One" and the tougher, electronic rare groover "Melody".
Why Waste Your Time
MIDRIOTD 098
17 Apr 17
Deep House
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Why Waste Your Time - (6:51) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Why Waste Your Dub - (6:20) 126 BPM
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Who's At The Front Door - (5:36) 120 BPM
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Review: Having previously tasted success by delivering re-edits and reworks of disco and boogie cuts, the latest Midnight Riot missive flips the script. It features rising house producer Chaka Kenn delivering reworks that pay tribute to the glory days of house in the late 1980s. "Why Waste Your Time" is a perfectly executed revision of a well-known favourite from the turn of the '90s, with the producer making great use of the original's sparking piano riffs, synthesized string stabs, bouncy synth bassline and snippets of the familiar vocal. It's accompanied by an arguably even stronger Dub and "Who's At The Front Door", which seemingly stitches together bits from classic deep house tracks that all have the same title (listen, and you'll get what we're on about).
Cosmo Disco
MIDRIOTD 095
27 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Cosmo Disco - (6:20) 118 BPM
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To The Party - (6:45) 112 BPM
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YTOFM - (7:54) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gonna Make You Feel - (7:19) 116 BPM
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Review: UK comer Chewy Rubs (Deep Sense/Chopshop/Situation Sounds) is up next for London's Midnight Riot. It's all things retro ("Cosmo Disco"), slo-mo ("To The Party") and indeed lo-slung ("Gonna Make You Feel"), these four lush and loopy disco jams that still retain their dusty and vintage sensibilities and are quality jams that are welcome additions to any serious Disco Stu's arsenal.

Chewy Rubs
MIDRIOTD 006
20 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Universal Love - (7:12) 118 BPM
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Party & Get On Down - (7:24) 114 BPM
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Ill Tell You - (7:22) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Let It Lay - (8:25) 116 BPM
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Played by: Brett Johnson
Review: Unheralded re-edit master Chewy Rubs pops up on Midnight Riot with four more tried-and-tested chunks of discoid gold. The rubbery, delay-laden boogie of "Universal Love" - think slap-bass, echoing vocal samples, synth squiggles and shuffling house drums - kicks things off, before "Party On & Get Down" successfully rearranges a smooth disco-funk shuffler. There's a dash of subdued disco bounce in the shape of "I'll Tell You", before "Let It Lay" delivers the knock-out punch - a righteous chunk of squidgy P-funk with just the right amount of delay-laden low-slung disco flavour. All four tracks are expertly teased and tweaked, suggesting they'll prove popular on disco floors over the next few months.
Free Love
MIDRIOTD 117
16 Oct 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Simple City - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Everybody Follows A Leader (Retro dub) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Sesh 1 (feat M Christian - Disko Tech) - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Feel Good Today - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Talk About Free Love - (8:32) 117 BPM
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Played by: BRENDON P, Chewy Rubs
Review: The re-edit scene's tallest, most hirsute scalpel fiend invites us to step aboard the Millennium Falcon for a five-track party of intergalactic proportions. There's naturally much to set the pulse racing, from the epic, proto-house style delays and sharp synth stabs of sleazy electrofunk chugger "Everybody Follows A Leader (Retro Dub)", to the hard, sax-laden disco funk romp of "Feel Good Today" and locked-in Balearic deep house trip of "Talk About Free Love". Also impressive is the hairy one's loose, jazzy and rolling hook-up with Disko Tech sort M Christian, "Sesh 1". In other words, it's another strong set of reworks from a galaxy far, far away.
Thru The Night
MIDRIOTD 024
13 Oct 14
Deep House
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Thru The Night - (7:01) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Truth - (7:41) 115 BPM
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Love Sunday - (6:24) 111 BPM
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If U Want Me - (6:12) 105 BPM
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Pressure - (5:02) 96 BPM
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Your Girl - (5:10) 100 BPM
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Review: Combining tech house with a disco sound may not seem an obvious pairing, but that is where this London producer is coming from, and he does it extremely well. "Thru The Night" is dreamy, housed up, electro-soul, "Truth" adds trancey gospel to the mix and "Love Sunday" sprinkles some spaced out disco dust on the Cherille/Alexander O'Neal classic Saturday Love. It's all mesmerising snowflakes-at-night deep and electro-house on "If U Want Me". "Pressure" is fluffy clouds o'clock - all blissed out electro-pop- whilst "Your Girl" ends things on a haunting disco high.
Hounds
MIDRIOTD 112
11 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hounds (Yam Who? remix) - (7:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hounds - (6:49) 115 BPM
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Repose (Crystal Touch remix) - (4:01) 113 BPM
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Repose - (7:25) 113 BPM
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Disco Poison
MIDRIOTD 077
25 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Step Into The Mood - (6:06) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Disco Poison - (5:39) 115 BPM
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Hope You Feel The Same - (5:01) 115 BPM
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Funkador - (5:39) 125 BPM
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Review: Dexter Jones is an artist so new he hasn't even finished his SoundCloud profile yet. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how Yam Who? roll when searching for the latest talent for their Midnight Riot label. He may be a newbie but Jones has the production chops of a veteran. "Step Into The Mood" starts things with some tight funk guitar, bongo rhythms and falsetto vocals. Next, "Disco Poison" is all about mellow keys and afternoon poolside fantasy, "Hope You Feel The Same" is pure 80s chrome and carpet slap-bass-boogie and "Funkador" is a dreamy up tempo disco house serenade.
Innocence
MIDRIOTD 111
04 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Innocence - (4:22) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Abigale - (5:49) 103 BPM
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Do You - (5:50) 112 BPM
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Amour Inconditionnel - (4:41) 120 BPM
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Review: Greek producer Dim Zach has been successfully plying his trade as a DJ - and latterly producer - for the best part of three decades. Innocence marks the first appearance on Midnight Riot from the self-styled "Balearic vibes master". He hits the ground running, doffing a cap to the rush-inducing electrofunk-soul of Imagination on dreamy synth-heavy opener "Innocence". In true Balearic fashion, he reaches for the acoustic guitars on tactile, 103 BPM shuffler "Abigail" before gently jogging into sun-kissed nu-disco territory on chiming, Italo-disco influenced bubbler "Do You". Those looking for a more peak-time tempo should head to "Amour Inconditionel", a wonderfully rich and colourful tribute to classic Italian dream house full of whispered female vocals, tumbling chords and looped organ riffs.
Yes U Can
MIDRIOTD 094
20 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Yes U Can - (5:35) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Inch Of A Prince - (6:47) 110 BPM
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Review: Prolific scalpel sort Disco Funk Spinner returns to Midnight Riot with another double dose of tried-and-tested re-edit business. Many diggers will recognize the source material for "Yes U Can", a 1982, P-funk flavoured jam from a roller-boogie great (and his macho accomplice) that the Disco Funk spinner has subtly toughened up and straightened out via the use of organic sounding additional percussion. In contrast, "Inch of a Prince" is a sleazy, seductive, eyes-closed disco smoker full of breathy female vocals, crisp guitar licks, sparkling melody lines and a suitably elastic bassline. Like its predecessor, it's a rock solid edit that should suit all those who like to sprinkle a little eccentric disco magic into their sets.
All Night Long
MIDRIOTD 091
13 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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All Night Long - (5:02) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eleven - (5:23) 110 BPM
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Howlin' - (4:20) 112 BPM
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Review: For the latest release on his prolific Midnight Riot label, Yam Who has parachuted in special scalpel agents Disco Troopers. The all-action All Night Long EP is a perfect showcase of their style, which blends big disco samples and even larger beats with original electronic elements inspired by acid house and Italo-disco. The EP's headline attraction is undoubtedly opener "All Night Long", which underpins surging orchestral disco samples with heavy analogue bass and crunchy house beats. The strangely familiar "Eleven" sees them expertly blended druggy TB-303 motifs with spacey chords and Italo-disco style arpeggio lines, while "Howlin" is a fuzzy, cosmic disco vocal cut for dancefloors that like their grooves wavy and psychedelic.
Turn It Up EP
MIDRIOTD 005
06 Jan 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Partay Everybody - (4:31) 116 BPM
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Love Affair - (6:00) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Turn It Up - (5:44) 110 BPM
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Grab A Girl - (6:15) 110 BPM
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On The Down Low
MIDRIOTD 109
07 Aug 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Floor Wax - (4:09) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bones To Pick - (5:34) 103 BPM
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Table Manners - (4:21) 102 BPM
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Shunters - (7:00) 123 BPM
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Review: Yam Who? have always worn their disco hearts on the disco sleeves. Here however they've gone covert, signing DL Edits to their Midnight Riot label. The results are five shifty edits that get up to all kinds of shizzle when no one's looking. First we get "Floor Wax" which is irresistible early 80s pop-rap with a little modern umph in the drums dept. Next up is "Bones To Pick" sees a tight, 70s style funk riff cruise underneath a husky hip-hop vocal. "Table Manners" is classic mid 80s linn drum soul and lastly "Shunters" wraps things up with some furious and frenetic Afrobeat mayhem.
Power
MIDRIOTD 092
06 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hustler - (6:50) 117 BPM
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Power - (5:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Slyde The Boogie - (7:12) 117 BPM
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Party - (6:48) 124 BPM
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Review: Don Dayglow is the new disco rework project from Abu Dhabi-based DJ/producer Adam Hignell, who originally rose to prominence under the Ewan Hoozami alias. As you'd expect, Power is full of party-friendly treats, from the filtered disco loops, percussive build-ups, heavily worked samples and Leroy Burgess style vocals of "Hustler", to the hard-wired P-funk cut-ups of "Slyde 2 Boogie" and high-octane disco-funk heaviness of "Party", which accompanies an all-new arrangement of a well-loved classic with tasty new percussion. Arguably best of all, though, is "Power", an irrepressible disco-boogie romp full of rubbery slap bass, punchy horns, celebratory vocals and addictive synthesizer flourishes.
Toys Of Joy
MIDRIOTD 062
08 Feb 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dot 40 - "I Believe" - (8:27) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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GG - "Salsa" - (6:45) 123 BPM
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Fatneck - "Circulate" - (7:55) 105 BPM
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A Digital Needle - "Who Is He" - (8:04) 120 BPM
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Cid & Fancy - "On The Road Again" - (8:24) 132 BPM
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Review: Midnight Riot's latest re-edit/rework outing is an all-star affair, with a variety of cheeky scamps delivering a track each. Dot 40 manage to turn in a genuinely revelatory version of a classic in "I Believe", which impressively chops and loops a Jackson Sisters' classic before unleashing the song's party-starting powers as it progresses. GG re-invents a Modern Romance classic as a spiraling, Latin nu-disco throbber, while A Digital Needle make merry with another familiar disco-soul classic, impressively teasing out the vocal and instrumental solos. Best of all, though, is Fatneck's "Circulate", which subtly breathes new life into a White Isle-friendly blue-eyed soul classic.
Touch Of Magic
MIDRIOTD 022
08 Sep 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Touch Of Magic (epic voyage) - (7:53) 104 BPM
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I Wanna Know - (6:17) 106 BPM
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Papa Told Me - (5:18) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Paradise - (6:13) 110 BPM
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Taxis In Space - (5:24) 110 BPM
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Work It Out - (5:51) 102 BPM
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Review: Although known as a nu-disco re-edit label, Midnight Riot regularly prefers the synthy, glitzy soul side of the '80s. No problem there, as much of that stuff crossed over to the disco side of things in that wonderful era of musical cross-pollination. Leading the charge is "Touch Of Magic", which basically takes all the best bits of Rose Royce's 1984 tropical synth-soul gem Magic Touch and makes it ten times better, Elsewhere we get a further five more slices of this shizzle including the deep, almost Balearic "Paradise" and the totally buggin' freak funk of "Taxis In Space".
Take It
MIDRIOTD 065
07 Mar 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hot - (6:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't Want To Stop - (7:14) 116 BPM
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Take It - (4:53) 117 BPM
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The Disco Beat - (6:01) 107 BPM
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Review: Guildford-based Evil Smarty is arguably best known for his collaborative work with Bad Barbie, though he has previously put out solo releases on Tonbe's Disco Fruit imprint. Here, he goes it alone once more, delivering a four-track missive of cheery reworks for Midnight Riot. "Hot" is a prize chunk of rolling disco-house built around a rising and falling piano line, jaunty horns, occasional synths and a booming groove. "Don't Want To Stop" is a starry disco-funk affair that benefits greatly from a beefed-up bassline and notable Clavinet lines, while "Take It" sees him charge off successfully into Afro-funk territory. Finally, he slows things down a little on the dreamy and loved-up "The Disco Beat".
The Disco Seen
MIDRIOTD 037
13 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Downside Up - (6:46) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Get Enough - (7:52) 92 BPM
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My Bell - (6:24) 121 BPM
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Your Love - (5:39) 94 BPM
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Liquid Gold
MIDRIOTD 050
21 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Liquid Gold - (6:52) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Music (Yam Who? re-edit) - (7:46) 126 BPM
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The Real Thing - (6:54) 122 BPM
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Music (Jack To The Sound mix) - (5:52) 126 BPM
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NRG - (5:16) 122 BPM
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Review: Argentinian-in-London seems to be building up something of a head of steam this year, delivering a swathe of fine releases on the likes of Sound Exhibitions, Masterworks Music, Hotbox Music and Midnight Riot. Here he returns to the latter with more tried-and-tested blends of disco re-edits and groovy house rhythms. His default mode - as expertly outlined on the soaring sweetness of "The Real Thing" and "Liquid Gold" - is effortless party starting, offering exactly the right balance between 21st century house swing and cheery disco authenticity. The EP also boasts a couple of reworks-of-edits, most notably from Midnight Riot boss Yam Who. His chunky, loopy version of "Music" is an undoubted EP highlight.
In Dust We Trust
MIDRIOTD 042
25 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Paradise - (6:38) 120 BPM
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Yes, I'm Sorry (FabioLous Re Based Funk mix) - (6:21) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tattoo (FabioLous anthem mix) - (6:16) 121 BPM
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Make Love To Me - (6:51) 122 BPM
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Limbo - (6:26) 112 BPM
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Review: An Argentinian born, London dwelling, veteran DJ with about three decades experience of rocking dancefloors, Fabiolous Barker is a seasoned pro. Here he delivers more of his hard-hitting disco house reworks for Midnight Riot. There's a maturity to these tunes - with highlights including the deep and synthy sauce-house grinder "The Paradise", the campy '70s disco-rocker "Tattoo" and the cool Miami freestyle electro restyling of Bryan Ferry's "Limbo". Sophisticated boogie!
Party Rockers
MIDRIOTD 067
23 Mar 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rescue My Love - (5:13) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Want U Back - (8:10) 119 BPM
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Bottoms Up - (6:36) 104 BPM
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The Touch (Funkahouse) - (5:17) 104 BPM
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Cool Jam - (4:51) 125 BPM
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Inside Out
MIDRIOTD 104
19 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Inside Out - (6:26) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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2 Late - (6:13) 97 BPM
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Meltin Melton - (7:25) 114 BPM
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Somebody Else - (6:36) 107 BPM
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Review: To us the name Frank Virgilio conjures up impressions of an Italian-American medallion man, a master of disco, strong cologne and exposed chests (of all kinds). The distinct waft of the 1970s will emanate from your speakers when you press play. There are four tough and strutting cuts here, as hard hitting as Rocky. "Inside Out" sees the Gibbs take ecstasy and get looped outta their minds, "2 Late" is a slow, New Beat style re-edit of an electro soul gem and "Meltin Melton" is a loose and live heavy funk cut. Lastly "Somebody Else" ends things with some serious, chopped-up attitude.
One Nite
MIDRIOTD 088
26 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lovin - (7:27) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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One Nite - (6:12) 105 BPM
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Do It - (7:07) 105 BPM
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Funk Pimpin EP
MIDRIOTD 040
28 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Down - (6:30) 115 BPM
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This Funk Is Solid - (6:58) 105 BPM
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Disco Fever - (6:04) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Running Back - (7:10) 127 BPM
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Hustler's Supreme
MIDRIOTD 039
27 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Never Danced - (6:27) 122 BPM
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So In Love - (5:44) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't You Want Me (Minnie Extension) - (8:00) 120 BPM
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Review: Scalpel fiend Justin Green dons his GG Edits guise for another outing on Midnight Riot, some 10 months on from his last outing. As usual, there's much for dusty-fingered crate diggers to enjoy. Opener "Never Danced" is an undulating, string-laden disco singalong, with Green getting just the right balance between the bold vocals and extended instrumental passages. "So In Love" is a loose, baggy and hugely enjoyable extension of a familiar soul classic, while "Don't You Want Me (Minnie Extension)" takes a trip into the world of rare groove and '80s soul, adding some booming - if pleasingly swinging - percussion to cater for the needs of 21st century dancefloors.
Striped Red
MIDRIOTD 055
02 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Make Lemons Not War - (5:07) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Striped Red - (4:16) 120 BPM
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Cashford & Pimpson - (4:17) 125 BPM
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Senior Runner - (5:12) 123 BPM
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Sterling Red - (5:01) 124 BPM
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Played by: YAM WHO?, 80's Child
Review: Boston, Massachusetts-based Brit Ben Adams has previously contributed tracks to Midnight Riot compilations, so it's little surprise to see him being given a full EP on which to showcase his wares. Under the GMGN guise, Adams has developed a sound that joins the dots between surging, party-friendly house, disco re-edits, and punchy, electro-influenced breaks. That fun-time, floor-friendly blend is evident through the five tracks here, from the sweaty bump of opener "Make Lemons Not War", to the bustling, bass music-influenced disco-house throb of "Senior Runner". Arguably the best of a strong bunch of "Striped Red", which sees Adams' make merry with weighty beats, crunchy looped guitars, tweaked filter effects and some seriously heavy horn solos.
Chronicles II
MIDRIOTD 086
12 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Check That Attitude - (4:38) 118 BPM
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The Feelings Right - (4:52) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In The Groove - (5:28) 117 BPM
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Review: Those with good memories may remember GMGN's first outing on Midnight Riot, 2015's Striped Red EP. It was something of a party-starting affair, with the Boston-based producer gleefully joining the dots between surging house, dusty disco, and punchy, electro-influenced breaks. This follow-up is similar in ethos, but sticks more closely to a sample heavy disco-house blueprint. First he works the filters hard on sweet shuffler "Check That Attitude", before letting the orchestration and vocals flow on the similarly minded "The Feeling's Right" (which, it seems, doffs a rather large cap to Michael Jackson). Finally, he reaches for the rubbery disco-funk bass on the chunky, undercover bounce of "In The Groove".
Inside The Box
MIDRIOTD 048
24 Aug 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Saving My Love In - (4:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hesitate - (5:32) 109 BPM
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Definate Strangeness - (5:19) 115 BPM
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Who Do You Think You Are - (4:36) 100 BPM
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Review: Another week, another new set of high grade re-edits from the Midnight Riot label. This time round, label boss Yam Who hands a debut to Stafford-based Dave Gerrard and Rob Bairstow's Greyskooledits project. Predictably, they head straight for peaktime dancefloors with opener "Saving My Love In", a brilliantly cut-up, hustlin' rework of a well-known disco classic. They dip the tempo a little on "Hesitate", impeccably stretching out and tweaking Salsoul Orchestra's "Runaway" for modern dancefloors. Even better is "Definite Strangeness", a brilliantly dubbed-out, beatbox electro tweak of Barbara Mason's "Another Man", while "Who Do You Think You Are" sees the duo brilliantly chop-up funk classic "Mr Big Stuff" in a vintage hip-hop breaks style.
To The Music
MIDRIOTD 046
27 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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To The Music - (7:48) 115 BPM
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Money - (7:27) 112 BPM
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Nothing Can - (7:18) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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So Good To Me - (7:45) 115 BPM
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Review: Hampshire-based Groove Motion - AKA DJ/production duo Wayne Altham and Jack Henwood - describe their style as "bangin' soulful music". Certainly, there's plenty of soul to be found throughout this debut release for Midnight Riot. Throughout, they impeccably blur the boundaries between re-edits, remixes and original productions, delivering new takes on classic tracks with plenty of cool musical flourishes. Check, for example, the deliciously evocative piano solos on their breezy house version of The Jones Girls' "Nights Over Egypt" (here renamed "To The Music"), or the sparkling guitars and tactile chords of Sade re-cut "Nothing Can". There's also a cheery, sun-flecked goodness to "So Good To Me", their house-friendly version of Donald Byrd's Paradise Garage classic "Love Has Come Around".
Tropical Golf
MIDRIOTD 044
06 Jul 15
Funky/Club House
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Headstrong - (6:32) 117 BPM
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Fade To Blue - (6:02) 118 BPM
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Bottlejack Stripdown - (5:56) 120 BPM
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50 Dog, 100 Dog - (7:48) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: North Sea dweller and nu-disco diver Headpocket hasn't rested on his laurels since the recent release of his Tubular Vision album, already returning with this Tropical Golf EP on the mighty Midnight Riot. There are four new sizzlers here, all of which veer on the deep side of things but it different ways: "Headstrong" is synth-drenched 80s disco-soul, "Fade to Blue" is soothing piano house, "Bottlejack Settledown" fuses holiday cocktail-house vibes with live funk guitar, but best of all is "50 Dog 100 Dog" which is a deliciously melancholic sunkissed Balearic/Italo-disco instrumental. Gorgeous!
Slipped Discs Vol 2
MIDRIOTD 113
18 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Down (feat Andre Espeut) - (5:41) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jumpy - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Charlie - (6:29) 120 BPM
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Kinky - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Played by: YAM WHO?, Cuz Electric
Review: Fresh from scoring a summer club hit with his Crystal Waters-sporting gospel-house smasher "Testify" (re-released in July by Defected with a swathe of fresh reworks), Hifi Sean once again joins forces with Las Vegas-based chum Shalvoy for a second serving of Slipped Discs on Midnight Riot. As with the material showcased on volume one, these are not re-edits, but rather club tracks that cleverly combine elements from familiar disco and boogie jams with their own beats and musical flourishes. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the hard-wired, proto-house jack of Andre Espeut collaboration" Get Down" and thrusting Italo-disco sleaziness of "Jumpy" and "Charlie", to the Konk-in-space heaviness of hypnotic late night roller "Kinky".
Slipped Discs Vol 1
MIDRIOTD 072
23 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Darling - (7:21) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Soviet - (6:38) 112 BPM
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Femme - (5:40) 94 BPM
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Kids - (6:27) 88 BPM
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Review: Having recently delivered a killer 12" with P-funk legend Bootsy Collins, Hifi Sean joins forces with Las Vegas-based New Yorker Peter Shalvoy on Midnight Riot. The experienced twosome delivers a quartet of floor-friendly cuts that gleefully blur the boundaries between disco re-edits, loopy disco-house, and the kind of sample-heavy, cut-up dancefloor fare championed by Tiger & Woods. Our pick of the bunch is probably the slo-mo disco-funk sleaze of "Femme", with the similarly dubby, low-slung and trippy "Kids" (a significantly scrambled rework of a familiar classic) not far behind. Those seeking more up-tempo, peak-time thrills should check the Italo disco-tinged throb of "Soviet", or the hypnotic dancefloor pressure of "Darling".
Thug Life
MIDRIOTD 061
01 Feb 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Thug Life - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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When You Get The Groove - (5:56) 124 BPM
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Gwen - (7:55) 114 BPM
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Real Love - (6:18) 123 BPM
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Movin' - (6:57) 123 BPM
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Sylvia - (5:57) 94 BPM
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Review: Midnight Riot's latest recruit, the wonderfully named His Dirty Secrets, hails from the steamy, sleazy surrounds of Miami. His music is similarly saucy, with this debut EP offering a sextet of tracks that effortlessly blend soul, disco, funk and boogie samples with his own warm, goodtime house sounds. There's naturally much to admire, from the funk-goes-house hustle of "When You Get The Groove" and bouncy, string-laden disco-house stomp of "Real Love" (built around an oh-so familiar classic), to the loved-up, slo-mo chug of "Sylvia", and rich deep house opener "Thug Life". All told, it's a strong collection of tried-and-tested dancefloor grooves.
Groove Me
MIDRIOTD 080
03 Oct 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Boogie - (6:47) 124 BPM
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Teacherman (Hobers No Fool remix) - (5:55) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Groove Me (Yam Who? re-edit) - (6:34) 127 BPM
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Make U C - (7:41) 117 BPM
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Double Nelson - (6:38) 117 BPM
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Review: Hober Mallow is an Aussie disco house guy who is now being given wider attention thanks to Yam Who? with this, his first release appearing on their Midnight Riot imprint. "Boogie" sees shimmering Fender Rhodes chords glisten over looped percussive breaks, his own "No Fool" remix of "Teacherman" is an extended slice of heartbroken disco er, joy, "Make You See Me" is a deep, miasmic pool of gloopy boogie, 'gloogie' even, and "Double Nelson" meanwhile, is seven minutes of solid DJ tool grooves. Yam Who? liven things up though with their re-edit of "Groove Me" - laser driven funky house banger.
Fan The Flames
MIDRIOTD 081
10 Oct 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back To The Dancefloor - (6:19) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Give It All - (5:42) 110 BPM
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You Got Me - (6:09) 112 BPM
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Dubbing Funk - (6:35) 115 BPM
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Review: Andalusian siblings the J&M Brothers are no newcomers to music production. Over the last six years, they've released a range of house, techno and disco tracks on a wide variety of labels. Fan The Flames sees them pop on Midnight Riot for the first time, with a quartet of tasty cuts that sneakily combine classic disco samples with their own beats, synths and musical flourishes. Cheery opener "Back To The Dancefloor", for example, embellishes samples from a killer old Peter Brown disco cut with sparkling new synths and wavering melody lines, while "Give It All" beefs up a head-nodding, 110 BPM disco-funk groove with chunkier drums and throbbing bass. Elsewhere, "You Got Me" is a sun-kissed chunk of Italo-disco/Balearic boogie fusion, while "Dubbing Funk" lives up to its' self-explanatory title.
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