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Love Don't Wait - (5:46) 115 BPM
Someday - (5:41) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
We Supply - (4:39) 102 BPM
Review: There's a touch of the Clash Of Titans here, with prominent Brooklyn re-edit label Razor N Tape recruiting James Baron (Ron Basejam/Crazy P) for a heavyweight nu-disco release. Baron doesn't disappoint either, delivering three tough disco housers that touch on 80s electro-boogie ("Love Don't Wait"), soulful gospel ("Someday") and loopy, filtered funk ("We Supply").
RNTD 008
19 Jan 15
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Just One (original mix) - (7:07) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Just One (Lay-Far remix) - (5:18) 122 BPM
Get It Baby (Drum mix) - (6:05) 118 BPM
Get It Baby (Patchworks remix) - (6:53) 118 BPM
Get It Baby (Wurli mix) - (6:50) 118 BPM
Review: Sorry, no slow and dark Belgian New Beat here, as this is a whole different kettle of 'Body Music'. Instead we have a satisfying selection of delicious disco and house gems. Here renowned Brooklyn re-edit label Razor-N-Tape have rustled up quite an EP led by the original mix of "Just One", an enrapturing loop of Chic-era guitars, pianos and soulful vocals. The Lay-Far remix is a soft, deep and dreamy excursion. The Drum mix of "Get It Baby" recalls the early boogie synth of Patrick Cowley, while Patchwork goes for pure analogue disco and Wurli drops a killer electronic space-house joint.
RNTD 026
01 May 17
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Nobody Believed (intro) - (3:18) 133 BPM
If It Wasn't For You - (6:13) 115 BPM
Interlude - (2:28) 97 BPM
Dynamics - (5:12) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
My Dreams - (6:41) 113 BPM
Outro - (1:41) 95 BPM
Review: The Dynamics EP marks the artist debut from Caserta, a future star for sure. He tries his hand at a bit of everything over these six tracks, including the deep cowbell soulful grooves of "If It Wasn't For You", the lean sample-laden electro-house of "Dynamics" and the elegantly wasted, blissed out synthpop of "My Dreams". It's all sewn up with quirky interludes and outros too, making for an impressively cohesive release.
RNTD 007
14 Jul 14
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Discoglide - (5:57) 125 BPM
Ragtyme - "Fix It Man" (feat T C Roper - Chrissy's Fixer Upper mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
Every Person - (7:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Standing Passengers - (5:07) 125 BPM
Review: Since ditching his bass music-inspired Chrissy Murderbot alias some time back, Smart Bar resident Christopher Shively has become a man in demand. Following a string of hot deep house productions for Classic, Freerange and Chi-Steez, he pops up on Razor 'N' Tape with a quartet of killer re-edits. He begins with the bassline-driven disco-funk stomp of "Discoglide", before applying his magic touch to Ragtyme's forgotten 1987 hip-house jam, "Fix It Man", in the process toughening up the original's classic Chicagoan groove. Shively successfully dips the tempo to deliver a dubbed-out, extra-gritty interpretation of Double Exposure classic "Everyman" (here re-titled "Every Person"), before reaching for the horns on the righteous disco stomp that is "Standing Passengers".
RNTD 021
29 Aug 16
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Light Star - (6:22) 121 BPM
Review: Munich-based twosome Coeo are probably best known for their various house excursions on Toy Tonics and Let's Play House. This time out, they're in a more disco-minded mood, delivering a killer re-interpretation of Escort's 2006 classic "Starlight" for Brooklyn scalpel specialists Razor 'N' Tape. Wisely, they tease out the Brooklyn band's killer groove - think Chic style guitar riffs and Konk drums - for two minutes before introducing the track's famous synth lines. By the time the vocals kick in, you'll be in full on "reaching for the lasers" mode. While the original didn't necessarily need messing with, the duo's edit turns it into an even bigger anthem. Hold tight!
RNTD 017
16 May 16
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Like It Is - (5:55) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Nigerian Affair - (6:53) 112 BPM
Honey (Skit) - (1:26) 116 BPM
Long Night Ahead - (7:12) 125 BPM
Pajama Stomp - (6:31) 118 BPM
Review: Since the Disco Volante EP first appeared on wax a couple of years back, COEO has gone on to release a trio of sought-after EPs on Toy Tonics. Despite its' vintage, the five-tracker remains one of the Munich duo's strongest releases and sees them blend samples from classic recordings with their own drums and musical flourishes. Check first the breezy Afro-beat-goes-disco cheeriness of "Nigerian Affair", before whacking on the wonderfully rich keys and organic deep house bump of "Pajama Stomp", and the riotous, high-octane disco-house loop-funk of "Long Night Ahead". Best of all, though, is opener "Like It Is", a sweet, dewy-eyed, string-drenched soul revision that achieves the perfect balance between dancefloor grunt, and paying due reverence to the German pair's horn-heavy source material.
RNTD 036
07 May 18
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So Tight - (7:40) 112 BPM
Feel The Rhythm - (7:38) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
RNTD 002
10 Dec 12
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The Remedy - (6:20) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Remedy (TwoDirty remix) - (6:18) 113 BPM
The Remedy (TwoDirty instrumental) - (6:18) 113 BPM
The Remedy (Caserta Knows The Cure remix) - (5:45) 118 BPM
The Remedy (Grey Area remix) - (5:51) 118 BPM
The Remedy (Duu Ben remix) - (6:03) 113 BPM
Review: Having first dropped on fluorescent yellow vinyl back in November, Dirtytwo's baggy, string-laden Razor 'N' Tape debut, "The Remedy", finally makes it to digital download. The original - a tactile US garage-influenced deep house take on Diana Ross's disco classic "Love Hangover" - is joined by a quartet of similarly classic-sounding remixes. DirtyTwo throw in a few more original disco elements on their TwoDirty Remix (which, incidentally, also comes in instrumental form), Caserta drops some piano house riffs and booming garage bass on his rework, while Grey Area go all Balearic on their deliciously saucer-eyed version. Finally, Duu Ben sprints back towards the disco on his chunky, percussive interpretation.
RNTD 006
03 Mar 14
Deep House
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Back In The Day - (7:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Estrelar - (4:39) 104 BPM
Back In The Day (Daniel Leseman remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
Last Night - (6:07) 120 BPM
Review: Back In The Day marks the second appearance from Local Talk regulars Dirtytwo on J Kriv and Aaron Dae's Razor 'N' Tape imprint. Like their last outing, Back In The Day sees them offering up an impressive blend of bumpin' house and filter-heavy re-edits with a heavy emphasis on party starting. While the murky, basement-bothering title track, and Daniel Leeseman's baggier, disco-house rework, are impressive, it's the EP's other two tracks that are really floating our boat. Check, in particular, the string-laden, bass-heavy sleaze of "Last Night", which boasts a spine-tingling breakdown and some decidedly sweaty female vocals. That said, the slower "Estrelar" - a chopped-up, looped, filter-fiddling rework of the Marcos Valle track of the same name - is also rather fine.
RNTD 022
03 Oct 16
Deep House
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Wizard Funk - (5:42) 126 BPM
Cream - (4:51) 114 BPM
The Moment - (6:07) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Alright - (3:32) 70 BPM
Review: Long-standing French funk veteran Vas delivers another deep disco dispatch... "Wizard Funk" lives up to its name with a ballsy, almost dubby stomp and a bassline so juicy it could grow flowers in the desert. "Cream" dims the lights, dips the tempo and slowly strips off every musical garment to reveal a slinky, naked bassline. "The Moment" is subverted repurpose of Inner Life's Salsoul standard "Moment Of My Life" where the groove and backing vocals hog the spotlight. Ending on a sweet, skanky high, Vas brings this show to an end with a beautiful rework of Keith Hudson & Family Man's "I'm Alright". Sporting a new coat of drums and a tripped out synth lines, it's an instant soul soother... And a great way to end an awesomely broad EP.
RNTD 012
14 Sep 15
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Fatnotronic - "7, 8 E 1" - (5:41) 96 BPM
Fatnotronic & In Flagranti - "Botoque" - (5:46) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fatnotronic & Felipe Sa - "Formula 1" - (3:47) 94 BPM
Fatnotronic & In Flagranti - "Me Diga" - (4:37) 92 BPM
Fatnotronic - "E Um Barato" - (5:16) 125 BPM
Fatnotronic & Felipe Sa - "Onde Anda" - (5:18) 87 BPM
Fatnotronic - "Margarida" - (4:15) 116 BPM
Fatnotronic & Maffalda - "Blaus" - (4:15) 112 BPM
Review: Cosmic-minded Brazilians get busy with Razor N Tape with an artistically presented eight track collection of native edits and originals. Charming from the off-beat funk of "7 8 E 1", we're soon hammered by the steady stamps of "Botoque", massaged by the come-to-bed soul of "Formula 1" and whipped into a shamanistic frenzy by the percussion-fuelled "E Um Barato". Complete with a cheeky little 7" brother - that features the acid slapping Latin club smasher "Margarida" and the ghetto-busting funk of "Blaus" - these are the type of packages RSD was invented for. Party time.
RNTD 030
31 Jul 17
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Whiskey Ginger - (6:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Aldo Raine - (5:29) 117 BPM
New Canvas - (7:45) 124 BPM
Camille 2000 - (5:22) 112 BPM
Review: With Daniel leseman and Hans Peeman riding high on the success of their recent With Lasers EP on Heist, Razor 'N' Tape has decided to deliver a digital version of lasr year's previously vinyl-only Whiskey Ginger EP. There's much to admire throughout, from the classic disco walking bass, lolloping drums and swish, boogie style synth flourishes of "Whiskey Ginger", to the delightfully fuzzy, P-funk flavoured synth jam, "New Canvas". Elsewhere, "Camille 2000" is an exquisite trip into deep house/boogie fusion, while "Aldo Raine" is as warm, dusty and dancefloor friendly as any organic deep house cut you'll hear this year.
RNTD 029
03 Jul 17
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Here's To You Mr Robinson - (6:01) 118 BPM
Make Me Feel - (6:17) 115 BPM
Where You Belong - (5:54) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: A belated but welcome return for Brooklyn's Razor 'N' Tape crew. This time round, though, they're not cutting-up classic boogie tunes in a Tiger & Woods-ish disco-house style. Instead, they offer up three woozy, all-enveloping deep house cuts from The Groovers. "Here's To You Mr Robinson" laces a classic jazz vocal over a smooth-as-silk deep house groove, while "Make Me Feel" turns a delicious jazz-funk jam into a deep, soulful treat - all twinkling Rhodes, edible horns and sweeping strings. "Where You Belong", on the other hand, goes further into slow dance territory, lacing fluid funk guitars, sensual pianos and a delightful vocal over a deep rare funk groove.
RNTD 003
08 Mar 13
Deep House
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JKriv - "The Queen On Her Throne" - (8:06) 110 BPM
Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - "Bukom Mashie" (JKriv's King Mashie edit) - (8:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
JKriv - "Queen's Beats" - (4:31) 110 BPM
Review: The kind of names and quality of releases that Brooklyn's Razor N Tape has supported puts them in the disco premier league. Here they enlist Jkriv to provide us with dancing fodder that isn't throwaway stuff. First is his rework of "Bukom Mashie" by Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band. The latter, his "King Mashie edit", is a raucous slice of bassy and brassy percussive Afrobeat. Elsewhere an O'Jays classic gets stretched out into eight minutes of slow bump bliss on "The Queen On Her Throne" and resurfaces in a deliciously spare dub called "The Queens Beats". Top notch!
RNTD 024
21 Nov 16
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Eunice - (5:30) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Emmanuel - (5:41) 121 BPM
Eleanora - (4:42) 76 BPM
RNTD 032
13 Nov 17
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Hot & Bothered - (6:44) 112 BPM
I'm Wishin' - (5:30) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fling Cleaning - (6:14) 112 BPM
Visions Of You - (3:11) 100 BPM
Review: Brooklyn's Razor-N-Tape reach out to the Lowlands and coax Hans Peeman into donning his Junktion alias for a new four-track EP on their Razor-N-Tape Reserve label. Living up to it's dignified and reserved billing, this release on the offshoot finds the Nijmegen-based Peeman laying down some luscious, colourful disco vibes that will brighten up any sun laden afternoon on the terrace. Title track "Hot & Bothered" sets the tone with a summery vibe underpinned by some bumping drums, whilst "I'm wishin'" glides with a subtle house bump and some wonderful vocal touches. "Fling Cleaning" sees Peeman veer off into disco chug territory, whilst "Visions of You" ends the EP on a soulful note.
RNTD 016
18 Apr 16
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Way Back Home (feat Ivar - original mix) - (6:35) 120 BPM
Seb's Party (original mix) - (6:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Ben Sun Alt mix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
Way Back Home (feat Ivar - Tiger & Woods Alt mix) - (7:51) 120 BPM
Review: Razor 'N' Tape has been slowly expanding its' outlook in recent years, focusing on original productions just as much as re-edits. Here, they've pulled off something of a coup by snapping up two fresh cuts from Dutch heavyweights Kraak & Smaak. There's the clipped Chic guitars, jaunty analogue bass, undulating Syclops lead lines and gravelly soul vocals of "Way Back Home", and the filter-heavy disco-house throb of "Seb's Party". The package also includes two tasty re-rubs apiece from Ben Sun and Tiger & Woods. Sun offers up a smooth, nu-disco/deep house fusion, followed by a chunkier, classic house sounding affair, while Tiger & Woods offer two superb variants on the same throbbing, electrofunk-meets-Balearic piano house template.
RNTD 020
15 Aug 16
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Free (Lovebirds Beautiful rework) - (7:19) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Donwanchooback (Lovebirds edit) - (6:05) 120 BPM
Review: Given that this two-tracker is one of Razor-N-Tape's strongest releases to date, it's good to see it coming out digitally at long last, some 6 months on from its initial vinyl release. Lovebirds man Sebastian Doring takes time out from crafting luscious deep house to deliver a pair of similarly warm and sensual re-edits. "Free (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework)" kicks things off, delivering a wonderfully tactile and breezy blend of Balearic sunshine, reggae-disco rhythms and just the right amount of deep house swagger. "Downandchooback (Lovebirds Edit)" is a more traditional affair, with Doring cutting up a familiar disco favourite, extending the groove in all the right places whilst giving the original vocal pride of place in the nix.
RNTD 009
11 May 15
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Icarus - (4:27) 81 BPM
Icarus (Tall Black Guy feat 80's Babies remix) - (4:55) 89 BPM
Icarus (Tall Black Guy instrumental) - (4:55) 61 BPM
Icarus (Moods remix) - (5:22) 100 BPM
Icarus (JKriv remix) - (4:36) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Razor-N-Tape presents "Icarus", a slice of chilled out analogue soul by Lovebirds aka Sebastian Doering with remixes. The original is a deep soul jam reminiscent of Roy Ayers' Ramp project, while the Tall Black Guy's remix gets more of an R&B swagger on in style. We particularly enjoyed JKriv's lush little boogie down rendition, which really hit that sweet spot in all its neon lit glory. Each mix gets its own side in this EP, with stunning full color artwork, making it a truly special package perfect for both
RNTD 038
30 Jul 18
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Juicy Lucy - (5:42) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lovin' - (6:03) 111 BPM
Moovish - (6:26) 117 BPM
Something Special - (6:08) 115 BPM
Review: After some brilliant appearance on Dirt Crew,Quartet Series & Quintessentials, Manchester-based DJ and producer Loz Goddard is back on a solo flex with the Drunken Monk EP for the Reserve sublabel from NYC edit crew Razor N Tape. Four tracks deep, this EP has that slinky, glossy feel to it that sounds just right on Razor N Tape, with the Love Unlimited Orchestra does disco house shuffle of "Lovin'". Then "Moovish" sees young Loz veer off into heavily filtered house territory, throwing in what sounds like some nifty RAMP sampling while he's at it. The appropriately-titled "Something Special" rounds out the P in fine style with a bit of a French Touch.
RNTD 028
05 Jun 17
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Luvless - "Right Now" - (5:58) 113 BPM
Luvless - "Castles In The Sky" - (6:19) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Luvless - "We Need To" - (5:38) 100 BPM
Martin Hayes - "Bobby's Theme" - (6:08) 105 BPM
Review: When this split EP from rising talents Luvless and Martin Hayes first dropped on rose-red wax last autumn, it picked up support from a wide range of DJs (Maxxi Soundsystem, Daz-I-Kue, OOFT and Doc Martin included). It's easy to see why. Luvless's shuffling, sample-heavy blends of dewy-eyed deep house and sugary disco fit into a range of sets, while the familiar samples ("Just the Two of Us" gets filtered to oblivion on the chugging "Castles in the Sky") guarantees a flicker of recognition from difficult dancefloors. The real stand-out moment, though, comes from Martin Hayes, whose delicious "Bobby's Theme" gets just the right balance between disco-funk reverence and sinewy, deep house sensuality.
RNTD 005
20 Jan 14
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M.ono - "Just Like Magic" - (7:03) 118 BPM
M.ono - "Eins A Legge" - (6:43) 122 BPM
Luvless - "Rising Youth" - (6:32) 118 BPM
Luvless - "File Save As" - (4:54) 90 BPM
Luvless - "Stretchin'" - (6:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: From Germany with love: dynamic duo M.Ono and Luvless return to RNT with five more funk odysseys. M.One takes the lead; "Just Like Magic" is all about the big string swings and urgent soulful snippets while "Eins A Legge" jitters to a more persistent filtered groove. Deeper into the trip Luvless sends us into untold euphoric states on "Rising Youth", he takes us deep down the sleazy beat rabbit hole on "File Save As" and wraps up the package with the vibrant elastic synth strikes on "Stretchin'". What a way to kick off 2018.
RNTD 034
12 Jan 18
Deep House
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Beatin' Tha Breaks (Fouk remix) - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Beatin' Tha Breaks (Freddie Joachim remix) - (4:08) 91 BPM
Review: Brooklyn label Razor-N-Tape get in on the Record Store Day action with this special edition of Beatin Tha Breaks from Nashville-based Magic In Threes. It's the remixes that come first, with Dutch artist Fouk going into similar house territory to Kenny Dope with plenty of live instrumental touches blessing the bristling percussion. It's a totally different vibe on the Freddie Joachem remix, with the Californian opting for some midtempo funk breaks that stay closer to the sound of Magic In Threes' original version. This closes out the RSD release on the B-side and is an easy-breezy affair dripping with soulful guitars and harmonies.
RNTD 010
10 Jul 15
Deep House
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Get On Down - (6:08) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Make Me Dance - (5:14) 113 BPM
Tight Spot - (5:38) 120 BPM
Ol' Funky Music - (5:42) 109 BPM
Review: Mixmag recently named Razor-N-Tape as one of the most influential disco labels of the last decade. Certainly, there are few edit imprints whose releases are quite as consistently good. Predictably, this four-tracker from Leipzig's Martin Hayes is another doozy. Check, for example, the righteous slap bass, punchy horn lines, eyes-closed guitar solos and layered drum hits of boogie-era disco roller "Get on Down" and the densely percussive disco-funk brilliance of "Tight Spot", where fittingly razor-sharp guitar riffs and woozy synthesizer lines help push the action forwards. Also worth a listen is EP closer "Ol' Funky Music", a pleasingly laidback and groovy affair with plenty of neat instrumental flourishes to accompany the hip-hop style breakbeats.
RNTD 027
22 May 17
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Any Time - (6:56) 120 BPM
The Don - (5:39) 119 BPM
Get More - (6:18) 128 BPM
909s & Herb (feat Sammy Bananas) - (6:35) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Michael The Lion pops up on the ever-reliable Razor N Tape imprint following high quality outings on Soul Clap and Giant Cuts. This time round, he's following the Kon blueprint of blending edit style rearrangement with the heavyweight swing of house production. He begins with the soulful disco-house throb of "Anytime" - all extended percussion breaks, piano-heavy sweetness and life-affirming vocals - before charging off on a cheeky Italo-disco direction with "The Don". "Get More" is a killer, high octane re-cut of Lorraine Johnson's obscure cover of Teddy Pendergass favourite "The More I Get, The More I Want", while closer "909s and Herb" - a co-production with Sammy Bananas - blends elements from Herb Alpert disco classic "Rise" with all manner of brand new synths, drums and samples.
RNTD 015
29 Feb 16
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Loose Change - (6:35) 107 BPM
All A Dream - (5:46) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Roll The Dice - (5:57) 120 BPM
Black Magic - (5:47) 122 BPM
Review: Mike Misiu is no newcomer to the edits game, having previously contributed to releases on Secret Squirrel and Bastedos. Here he joins another renowned rework outfit, Brooklyn disco swingers Razor 'N' Tape, bringing with him a tight collection of floor-friendly revisions. He opens with the rising and falling disco orchestration, crunchy Clavinet lines and subtle acid tweaks of 107 BPM winner "Loose Change", before wrapping more TB-303 lines and heavy analogue bass around delay-laden boogie vocals and proto-house beats on the brilliant "All A Dream". Elsewhere, "Roll The Dice" is a gently dubbed chunk of masculine peak-time disco-funk, while "Black Magic" is an undulating, filter disco treat.
RNTD 031
02 Oct 17
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (feat James Duncan - Jimpster remix - Luke Solomon Body edit) - (6:20) 128 BPM
RNTD 025
27 Mar 17
Deep House
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Somethin' Wit Jazz (Jimpster remix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
Somethin' Wit Jazz (Jimpster dub) - (6:37) 122 BPM
Somethin' Wit Jazz (Session Victim remix) - (5:10) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Somethin' Wit Jazz (The Planty Herbs remix) - (5:51) 120 BPM
Somethin' Wit Jazz (The Planty Herbs dub) - (5:19) 120 BPM
Review: The Razor 'N' Tape crew is getting progressively bold when it comes to picking their releases. Having recently tasted success with a tasty Kraak & Smaak remix package, they've decided to commission new remixes of a genuine NYC house classic: Mr V's 2005 jam "Somethin' Wit Jazz". British deep house star Jimpster steps up first, providing both a flowing, musically expansive Remix - blessed with flowing synth-work, hustling percussion and, of course, Mr V's urgent vocal - and a darker, wonkier Dub full of delay-laden drum hits. The Party Herbs expertly channel the spirit of hip-house and boogie on their snappy, synth bass-heavy reworks, while Session Victim steals the show with a fluid, flowing version full of swinging jazz breaks and jammed-out instrumentation.
RNTD 023
24 Oct 16
Deep House
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Falling - (5:58) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Whatever Makes U - (6:21) 120 BPM
RNTD 001
12 Nov 12
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Intro - (0:24) 80 BPM
Lil Triceratops - (3:34) 102 BPM
Power Questing - (2:48) 112 BPM
Sew Brand New - (3:50) 95 BPM
Penwick Pool - (3:32) 90 BPM
One Of Thees Daze - (4:13) 96 BPM
Spread Lurve - (5:06) 96 BPM
Tubin' - (3:48) 118 BPM
3rd Eye - (2:23) 77 BPM
Urrday Pool - (3:41) 90 BPM
3rd Eye (Luvless remix) - (6:47) 118 BPM
Sew Brand New (Junktion remix) - (5:27) 110 BPM
Tubin' (DJ Vas remix) - (5:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
One Of Thees Daze (Thatmanmonkz remix) - (6:31) 118 BPM
Power Questing (Superprince remix) - (5:56) 119 BPM
Review: The vibes here are strictly West Coast. Innertubes is a ten-track collection of hazy warm pool parties, music with a vintage Instagram filter applied. Highlights include the gentle chipmunk funk of "Power Questing" and the rolling 70s keyboard joint "Penwick Pool". There are also five bonus remixes included for those craving more housed-up beats.
RNTD 011
10 Aug 15
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine - (4:18) 86 BPM
Music Overflow - (4:28) 88 BPM
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Late Nite Tuff Guy edit) - (5:21) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Music Overflow (Grey Areas tokyo 2 amsterdam mix) - (7:20) 119 BPM
Music Overflow (Luvless remix) - (6:30) 115 BPM
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Leftside Wobble carnival mix) - (6:27) 87 BPM
Review: Who can deny anything Roy Ayers, really? Japanese pianist and electronic music producer Kan Sano reworks the American soul, funk and jazz legend's infamous hit "Everybody Loves The Sunshine". He breaks down the sugar-dusted original into something freeform, downtempo and acid jazz leaning, while on the virtual flip, "Music Overflow", sounds exactly like a production you would make after being inspired by sunshine, soul, Roy Ayers and a room full of drum machines and synthesisers.
RNTD 004
06 Sep 13
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Summerjam - (6:00) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Disco Maniac - (6:57) 123 BPM
Dreamin Again - (6:52) 121 BPM
Heavy Danse - (4:31) 122 BPM
Review: Razor N Tape has been predictably coy about the identity of new signing Tom of Brooklyn. Whoever the New York man of mystery is, he's certainly capable of crafting hot-to-trot edits that pay due reverence to their obscure source material. There's much to admire on this fine debut EP, from the chopped-up, late night hustle of the delightfully percussive "Disco Maniac", to the loopy disco-funk swing of "Dreamin' Again". Elsewhere, the Big Apple scalpel fiend makes merry on the low-slung, delay-laden disco drum workout "Heavy Dense", and pays tribute to sweltering temperatures and long, lazy days on the shuffling standout "Summerjam". Superb stuff, all told.
RNTD 019
18 Jul 16
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Drum Jawn - (10:21) 116 BPM
Love Is Da Need - (7:08) 117 BPM
So Damn Good - (8:47) 127 BPM
Just Fakin' It - (7:51) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It was back in 2016 when Razor 'N' Tape persuaded heavyweight re-editor Leonard Part Six - the man behind the brilliant Underdog Edits series - to release an EP of reworks with them. Now, that previously vinyl-only four-tracker has finally made it to digital download. The EP's standout moment remains the deliciously epic "Drum Jawn", a formidably percussive, 12-minute epic that incorporates elements from a number of tracks (some you know and some you won't) and just grows in intensity throughout. Elsewhere, he serves up some soaring soulful disco ("Love is Da Need"), cuts-up and rearranges a disco-funk era jazz-funk jam ("So Damn Good"), and has his wicked way with a stone cold disco classic on celebratory closer "Just Fakin' It".
RNTD 035
23 Feb 18
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Magic In Threes - "Beatin' Tha Breaks" (Fouk remix) - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Only Children - "Whatever Makes U" - (6:21) 120 BPM
POOLS - "Tubin'" (DJ Vas remix) - (5:52) 122 BPM
Lovebirds - "Free" (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework) - (7:19) 119 BPM
The Groovers - "Here's To You Mr Robinson" - (6:01) 118 BPM
Kan Sano - "Music Overflow" (Grey Area's Tokyo 2 Amsterdam mix) - (7:20) 119 BPM
POOLS - "Sew Brand New" (Junktion remix) - (5:27) 110 BPM
Dirtytwo - "The Remedy" - (6:20) 118 BPM
Caserta - "Dynamics" - (5:12) 121 BPM
Kan Sano - "Music Overflow" (Luvless remix) - (6:30) 114 BPM
Review: Back in the 80s, re-edit heroes Razormaid literally cut and spliced tapes of popular tunes into new shapes and sounds. Thirty years on and although the formats have changed the philosophy remains the same. Aaron Dae and JKriv's label Razor 'N' Tape specialises in chopped up disco but here they looked to house instead. There are ten wondrous jams on this album, our favourites including the smooth Balearic work out "Free" (Loverbirds' clever Donald Fagen rework), the skippy afterhours garage of "Music Overflow" and the cool and deep "Dynamics".
RNTD 014
19 Oct 15
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JKriv - "So True" (JKriv's Sunny Splice) - (5:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Deep&Disco - "Feel The Rhythm" - (7:38) 116 BPM
Lovebirds - "Donwanchooback" - (6:05) 119 BPM
Ron Basejam - "Someday" - (5:41) 118 BPM
Only Children - "Falling" - (5:58) 110 BPM
Martin Hayes - "Bobby's Theme" - (6:08) 105 BPM
Deep&Disco - "So Tight" - (7:40) 112 BPM
Frank Booker - "Cosmos" - (7:07) 115 BPM
Ron Basejam - "Love Don't Wait" - (5:46) 115 BPM
Luvless - "Castles In The Sky" - (6:19) 100 BPM
Review: Here, Aaron Dae and JKriv gather together some highlights from the first three years of their popular re-edit imprint, Razor 'N' Tape. Given the label's infamously high hit rate, it's little surprise to find that Disco Cuts Volume 1 is full of tried-and-tested dancefloor smashers - the kind of dub-flecked, handily compressed jams that work wonders in both disco and house sets. Highlights are naturally plentiful, from the dubby pulse of Deep&Disco's ace Chic rework "Feel The Rhythm", and the cheery '80s soul revivalism of Ron Basejam's gospel boogie cut "Someday", to the undulating grooves of Luvless' "Castles In The Sky" (you can guess the identity of the original source material) and head-nodding pulse of Only Children's chugging "Falling".
RNTD 013
05 Oct 15
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Caserta - "Nobody Believed" (intro) - (3:18) 100 BPM
JKriv - "Dee's Keys" (JKriv rework) - (7:04) 101 BPM
POOLS - "One Of Thee's Daze" - (4:13) 96 BPM
Luvless - "We Need To" - (5:38) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Junktion - "Visions Of You" - (3:11) 100 BPM
DJ Vas - "Cream" - (4:51) 57 BPM
Kan Sano - "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" - (4:18) 90 BPM
Magic In Threes - "Beatin' Tha Breaks" (Freddie Joachim remix) - (4:08) 91 BPM
Late Nite Tuff Guy - "My Sugar Is Gone" - (8:05) 93 BPM
The Groovers - "Where You Belong" - (5:54) 87 BPM
RNTD 018
21 Jun 16
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Michael The Lion - "Any Time" - (6:56) 120 BPM
Body Music - "Just One" - (7:07) 122 BPM
DJ Vas - "The Moment" - (6:07) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Junktion - "I'm Wishin'" - (5:30) 117 BPM
Deep&Disco - "So Tight" - (7:40) 112 BPM
Tom Of Brooklyn - "Summerjam" - (6:00) 117 BPM
Fatnotronic - "Margarida" - (4:15) 116 BPM
COEO - "Light Star" - (6:22) 121 BPM
Martin Hayes - "Get On Down" - (6:08) 114 BPM
Chrissy - "Discoglide" - (5:57) 125 BPM
Review: Since launching back in 2012, Brooklyn imprint Razor-N-Tape has been responsible for releasing some of the finest reworks the re-edit scene has to offer. For proof, check out this second trawl through the label's rapidly expanding back catalogue. There's nary a duffer in sight, with highlights including the mid-tempo, eyes-closed disco brilliance of Michael The Lion's "Any Time", the swirling deep house/disco fusion of Junktion's "I'm Wishing" and the tactile boogie throb of Deep&Disco's sought-after "So Tight" (the best Thelma Houston rework we've ever heard), to the spiraling saxophones of Tom of Brooklyn's tasty "Summer Jam" and COEO's wonderfully evocative and slightly beefed-up Escort rework, "Light Star".
RNTD 037
08 Jun 18
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