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Highlife Disco
   
Work It Out - (7:19) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Time's Running - (6:47) 120 BPM
   
Roller Skate INC. - (6:32) 120 BPM
   
Highlife Music - (6:59) 120 BPM
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Review: The 10th release from Javi Frias' Night Shift label comes from Ibiza-based Solazz, who serves up four very solid disco/funk jams. 'Work It Out' kicks things off in decidedly Rick James-esque mode, before 'Time's Burning' takes us down a slightly more soulful route while rocking a 'Disco's Revenge'-like bassline. 'Roller Skate INC' comes next and calls to mind Vaughan Mason & Crew's 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll', before finally we come to the title track, the unsurprisingly Afro-inspired 'Highlife Music'. Whether these four cuts should be framed as re-edits or original productions isn't entirely clear, but there's no doubting their dancefloor appeal.
SHIFT 010
07 Jan 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sunset Disco EP
   
Give Love - (7:30) 120 BPM
   
Noche Tropical - (7:22) 114 BPM
   
Are You Ready Fellas? - (5:35) 115 BPM
   
Dance With Me - (6:35) 108 BPM
   
Musical Connection - (5:10) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Spanish disco stalwart Javi Frias brings us a five-tracker on his own Night Shift label. The label was once best known for its re-edits but what we have here are original productions, starting with the sunny, uptempo organ-led groover that is 'Give Love' before detouring into loungier, Latin-leaning territory for 'Noche Tropical'. 'Are You Ready Fellas?' with its familiar titular vocal shout then adds a rawer funk edge, before the pace drops back down for 'Dance With Me', another laidback, tropically infused cut that paves the way for reggae-tinged closer 'Musical Connection'. A solid selection of tracks that gel together well
SHIFT 009
05 Nov 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Groovecat
   
Groovecat - (6:37) 128 BPM
   
Groovecat (LondonGround remix) - (6:10) 127 BPM
NS 002
05 Nov 21
Minimal/Tech House
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8 And 8
   
8 And 8 - (6:13) 126 BPM
   
8 And 8 (Yaya remix) - (6:11) 124 BPM
NS 001
30 Jul 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Discollection II
   
Cool Love - (6:25) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get A Little - (6:20) 120 BPM
   
Want My Love - (6:28) 120 BPM
   
Whatever U Want - (6:42) 120 BPM
Review: Javi Frias's Madrid-based house and disco label Night Shift bring us a re-edits EP from San Diego's Alberto de Santiago, AKA Never Dull - and it has to be said he's dug admirably deep for inspiration, because we can only identify the source material for two of the four tracks on offer. The vocoder-sporting 'Whatever U Want' draws on Lace's 'Can't Play Around', a Paradise Garage staple from 1982, while 'Give A Little' is a rework of Peaches & Herb's 1980 roller disco anthem 'Funtime'. 'Cool Love' and 'Want My Love' have us beat, but expect similarly lavish, soulful disco/boogie stylings
SHIFT 008
07 May 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Universal Sound EP
   
Universal Sound - (5:42) 124 BPM
   
On Fire - (5:45) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Guitar Jam - (5:19) 122 BPM
   
Really Need To Talk - (6:07) 106 BPM
Review: Since making his bow on Street Edits six years ago, Javi Frias has delivered a string of fine rework EPs for the likes of Midnight Riot, Tropical Disco and, most frequently, his own Night Shift imprint. Here he returns with his first EP of 2021, a typically club-ready selection of re-edits. The fast-rising Spanish producer hits the ground running with a sweaty, subtly beefed-up take on an old Controllers classic (the house-style revision that is 'Universal Sound'), before delivering a more reverential - but no less rolling - revision of a lesser-known disco-funk cut 'On Fire'. 'Guitar Jam' lives up to its' name - think loose-limbed disco-funk featuring effects-laden guitars -while 'Really Need To Talk', a sublime rearrangement of a 1970s modern soul gem, is our pick of a very strong bunch.
SHIFT 007
19 Feb 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Party Music EP
   
Party Music - (6:41) 122 BPM
   
Keep On - (5:51) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
So Tight - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Everything - (6:12) 118 BPM
Review: It feels like barely any time has passed since Javi Frias last set our bags alight with "Just Give It Up", but he's back once more on his own Night Shift with more of those oh-so-cool edits to share with the world. The strain of disco funk he's digging into on this EP is just sublime, particularly with the self-explanatory "Party Music" and sweet string sizzle of "Keep On". Following, there's a fiercer uptempo slant to "So Tight" and a more classic soul feel to "Everything" - one to bring a crowd together in a moment of heartfelt expression whether they know the words or not.
SHIFT 006
03 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Discollection EP
   
Love Sauce - (5:25) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Since I've Been Gone - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
Most Expensive Diamond - (6:03) 117 BPM
   
All The Way - (6:36) 121 BPM
Review: You need to know two things about Never Dull. Firstly, his real name is Alberto Santiago, and he hails from his near-namesake city of San Diego. And secondly, he specialises in creating old school-tastic funk, soul and disco tracks that sound like they surely HAVE to be re-edits, but are in fact original productions. The four cuts here certainly had us fooled, so if it's authentically 70s sounding grooves you're after but you'd like to avoid the obvious and over-played then this EP is a must-check, with 'Since I've Been Gone' and 'All The Way' the standouts.
NSR 005
02 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Just Give It Up
   
Just Give It Up - (8:24) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Come On & Take Me - (9:23) 123 BPM
Review: Madrid native and disco devotee Javi Frias comes correct with two quite different tracks on this latest dispatch from his own Night Shift label. 'Just Give It Up' has a chorus reminscent of Sparks' 'Beat The Clock', and similarly comes that place where disco and new wave collide, with the whole track underpinned by a throbbing synth line that suggests the influence of a certain Mr G Moroder, though the full female vocal helps ensure the soul is still in full effect. 'Come On & Take Me', on the other hand, takes a much rawer, more funk-inspired path, complete with male harmonies and brass fanfares.
NSR 004
15 Apr 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In Your Stride EP
   
Pilot - (5:23) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dig Him - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
Oh Franck! - (5:32) 116 BPM
   
In Your Stride - (6:09) 121 BPM
Review: panish label Night Shift welcome Belgian duo Chasse to drop some seriously classy dancefloor jams for those who really know how to move. "Pilot" is an effervescent cut that places musicality at the front of the mix, all nimble keys and live drum funk of the highest order. "Dig Him" is an uplifting disco workout that loops it up in all the right places, and "Oh Franck" pumps the rhythm section a little more to head towards the house heads. "In Your Stride" is an unabashed reworking of "Boogie Nights" that takes on a dreamy quality as it chops the original into a fresh configuration.
NSR 003
02 Jul 18
Funky/Club House
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Move To The Groove EP
   
Tender Feeling - (6:19) 123 BPM
   
Move To The Groove - (6:50) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Supah Stah - (7:09) 119 BPM
   
Swahili Dance - (6:01) 121 BPM
Review: Spanish funk, soul and disco champion Javi Frias returns with the second release on his Night Shift label, bringing more of that classically informed party-starting business for those who love their classic disco edits. "Tender Feeling" sounds like a perfect transplant from the dancefloor of Studio 54, while "Move To The Groove" is equally entrenched in the finest 70s-styled heat. "Supah Stah" and "Swahili Dance" are equally no slouches when it comes to channeling the best elements of that golden era disco sound - Javi Frias has this music in his blood and anyone that feels the same will be all over this record, dancers and DJs alike.
NSR 002
19 Feb 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Make It Happen EP
   
Make It Happen - (6:49) 122 BPM
   
Power - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gonna Feel So Good - (5:40) 127 BPM
   
Hard Edge & Paint - (5:50) 130 BPM
Review: The first EP on new edit imprint Nightshift Recordings comes from Javi Frias, an experienced scalpel fiend whose rearrangements have previously appeared on Street Edits, Midnight Riot and Giant Cuts. The four reworks here all sound like they've been extensively tried and tested on dancefloors, and tend towards the party-starting variety. The Madrid-based producer wisely keeps things varied, pairing the sweet and groovy "Make It Happen" with the boogie-era gospel disco of "Power". Then, you'll find the sweaty, tooled-up, peak-time disco-house pump of "Gonna Feel So Good" and the punchy, horn-heavy disco-funk swagger of "Hard Edge & Paint"
NSR 001
05 Feb 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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