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Razor-N-Tape

Razor-N-Tape is a Brooklyn-based label that releases feel-good disco and deep house that is, as label heads JKriv and Aaron Dae put it: ‘Good for dance!’. Founded in 2012, and oozing with funk and soul, the label has released beautiful beats from the likes of: COEO, Fouk, Junktion, Ron Basejam, Eli Escobar, Lovebirds, DJ Vas and more.
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Beam Me Up (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - (8:31) 118 BPM
   
Beam Me Up (Kim Ann Foxman's Beam Me To The Basement mix) - (5:50) 113 BPM
   
Beam Me Up (Each Other remix) - (8:55) 119 BPM
Played by: JAMES ROD
RNTD 067
25 Jun 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Agua (Jimpster remix) - (6:15) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Agua (Jimpster dub) - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
Agua (Diogo Strausz & JKriv remix) - (7:08) 110 BPM
   
Agua (JKriv & Diogo Strausz dub) - (6:08) 113 BPM
Review: For their latest trick, Razor-N-Tape Reserve has decided to breathe new life into 'Agua', one of the standout cuts from Brazilian band Baianasystem's chronically overlooked 2018 album O Futura Nao Demora. Freerange main man Jimpster delivers two wonderfully breezy and life affirming reworks: a fully-formed remix that wraps Antonio Carlos' vocal and splashes of the original's samba-soaked instrumentation (jazz guitars, warming horns, vintage synth sounds and so on) around a tactile deep house groove, and a deeper, dreamier and especially groovy Dub. After that Diego Strausz and JKriv take over, first re-framing the track as an extra-percussive chuck of acid-speckled nu-disco (their remix), before brilliantly stripping back the cut on their disco instrumental style Dub mix.
RNTD 066
04 Jun 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Yom Yom - (5:03) 115 BPM
   
Have You Seen My Lady - (6:34) 115 BPM
   
Yom Yom (dub mix) - (7:14) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Adjinu - (6:13) 54 BPM
Review: They might hail from Israel, but much of Rabo & Snob's music is not influenced by Middle Eastern musical culture, but rather the rhythms, vocals and instrumentation of the African continent. The pair continue this approach on their first Razor 'N' Tape outing, with opener 'Yom Yom' cannily combining squelchy synth bass, fizzing electronics and slick Afro-synth drums with Ghanaian vocals and distinctively West African melodic phrasing. Later in the EP you'll also find a more hypnotic, percussion-rich Dub Mix of the same track that's also well worth checking. Elsewhere, 'Have You Seen My Lady' is darker and sleazier, with low-slung bass, creepy chords and warehouse-ready stabs, while the similarly weighty and locked-in 'Adjinu' makes great use of Acid Arab style electronics and a very 'LFO'-esque analogue bassline.
RNTD 063
30 Apr 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Firewalker (JKriv remix) - (6:14) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Culebro (Black Science Orchestra remix) - (6:27) 120 BPM
   
Village Hustle (Bosq remix) - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
Culebro (Black Science Orchestra dub) - (8:21) 120 BPM
Review: irst released on vinyl three years ago and now finally available on digital download, this must-check EP showcases a quartet of killer re-rubs of back catalogue tracks by L.A-based Afro-Latin funk fusionists Jungle Fair. The headline attraction is undoubtedly a pair of reworks by Ashley Beedle and Rob Mello's reborn Black Science Orchestra project - their first revisions for over 15 years. They first serve up a wonderfully percussive, analogue bass-propelled deep Afro-house remix of 2014 cut 'Culebro', before reaching for the delays and delivering an arguably even better dancefloor 'Dub'. You'll also find JKriv re-imagining 2013 single 'Firewalker' as a bumpin' chunk of horn-heavy dub disco, and a cracking Latin disco take on 'Village Hustle' courtesy of Bosq.
RNTD 061
06 Apr 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Fine Time - (7:00) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Stop For Nothing - (7:08) 115 BPM
   
Everybody Clap - (6:11) 120 BPM
   
Panic In Fort Greene Park (12 inch mix) - (7:05) 115 BPM
   
Panic In Fort Greene Park (extended mix) - (13:03) 115 BPM
Review: Almost three years after it first appeared on wax, Juan Maclean's Razor 'N' Tape Reserve debut has finally landed on digital download. It's an excellent collection of club-focused, often sample-heavy cuts, no doubt drawn from his personal stash of cuts created for his DJ sets. There's plenty to set the pulse racing from start to finish. Check first the percussive pump of peak-time disco loop-jam 'Fine Time', before getting your ears around the classic boogie-meets-NYC house fusion of 'Don't Stop For Nothing', which offers sly nods towards a number of classic cuts including Toney Lee's 'Reach Up'. Elsewhere, 'Everybody Clap' is a dustier, looser and hazier deep house excursion, while 'Panic In Fort Greene Park' sees MacLean smother a trippy and hypnotic groove in spacey motifs and acid-style electronics.
RNTD 065
02 Apr 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Love Is Madness (The Friends & Lovers dub) - (7:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I-80 - (5:46) 125 BPM
   
Love Is Madness (Demuja remix) - (5:55) 125 BPM
   
Love Is Madness - (7:02) 119 BPM
Played by: Pontchartrain
Review: The latest producer to pop up on Razor 'N' Tape's Reserve sub-label is Detroiter Pontchartrain, whose previous outings on Lovedancing, Whiskey Disco, Kolour Ltd and Soul Clap Records were all mighty impressive. There's much to enjoy here, too, as he swaps tooled-up re-edits for colourful original productions. Check first 'I-80', where bubbly and emotive melodies cluster around a tactile house groove and deliciously dreamy chords, before wrapping your ears around closing cut 'Love & Madness', an off-kilter late night number rich in undulating synth-bass, drifting electric piano chords, atmospheric vocal samples and spacey synthesizer flourishes. This comes accompanied by two reworks: a jazzy, sensual and squelchy Demuja Remix that should get deep house heads in a spin, and the producer's own sunrise-ready Friends & Lovers Dub.
RNTD 051
19 Mar 21
Deep House
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Searching For Your Love - (6:24) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Trinity - (4:17) 125 BPM
   
What It Is - (6:07) 124 BPM
   
You Can't Stop The Profit - (4:33) 117 BPM
Review: There aren't many producers working on the soulful and jazzy end of the dance music spectrum with quite as a strong a discography as Alexander Lay-Far. Whatever label he's operating on, the Russian producer always delivers the goods. He's done it again here on his first Razor 'N' Tape Reserve outing. Over the course of four must-check tracks, he confidently bounces between jazz-funk-flavoured broken beat/deep house fusion ('Searching For Your Love', with its' ace slap-bass and starry keys); deep and jazzy breaks (the head-nodding, toe-tapping 'Trinity'), warehouse-ready late night hedonism ('What It Is', with its Yorkshire bleeps, raw analogue bass, bouncy beats and soulful vocal samples) and bluesy, sample-heavy jazz-house ('You Can't Stop The Profit'). In a word: ace!
RNT 052
12 Mar 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Those Quiet Eyes Of Yours - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
There's A Part Of Me That's Always True - (5:31) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Now That You Caught My Heart For The Evening - (6:56) 116 BPM
   
That Night At El Bukowski - (4:47) 120 BPM
Review: Man-of-the-moment Felipe Gordon returns to the Razor 'N' Tape camp with a fresh selection of sample-heavy house cuts following a collaborative re-edit outing on the imprint alongside pal Vagabundo Club Social in 2019. He hits the ground running with blissful and tactile opener 'Those Quiet Eyes of Yours', where effortlessly jazzy and laidback guitar licks and woozy synth sounds ride a squeezable TB-303 bassline and dusty deep house drums. The acid bass remains on the more boisterous and bustling 'There's a Part of Me That's Always True', while 'Now That You Caught My Heart This Evening' makes great use of jazzy electric piano flourishes, sampled orchestration and eyes-closed, samba style vocal snippets. More warming, glassy-eyed fun can be found on toasty deep house closing cut 'That Night at El Bukowski', where twinkling motifs, jazz-funk and bubbly electronics catch the ear.
RNTD 050
05 Mar 21
Deep House
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Stuff - (9:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Story - (7:05) 101 BPM
Review: There's no doubt that Danny Krivit is the best in the business when it comes to crafting purist re-edits that focus on rearrangement rather than cheap production trickery. This two-tracker on hometown imprint Razor 'N' Tape offers further proof of the veteran scalpel fiend's undoubted abilities. He first turns his attention to a starry, space-age disco number with jazz-funk influences, brilliantly teasing in the song via sax-heavy loops before unleashing the song's verses, choruses and punchy, horn-heavy grooves. It's nine-minutes of top-quality deep disco bliss. In contrast, 'Story' is ultra-deep, slow and immersive, with "Mr K" making merry with a super-sweet, string-laden number full of Philly Soul style orchestration, eyes-closed backing vocals and sumptuous disco grooves. Delicious!
RNTD 064
26 Feb 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Emancipacao - (5:02) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
50 Anos Em 5 - (4:34) 115 BPM
Review: Razor 'N' Tape's first missive of 2021 is a confident and ear-catching affair from Brazilian musician/producer Diogo Strausz, who previously released on the Brooklyn-based imprint as one half of Balako. We're particularly enjoying opener 'Emancipacao', a warming and gently breezy, carnival-ready affair that makes great use of both an infectious, bouncy rhythm and the kind of mazy synthesizer motifs that were once the preserve of Brazilian jazz-funk legends Azymuth. The influence of Azymuth can also be heard on squelchy, spacey and piano-rich virtual B-side '50 Anos Em 5', which is every bit as colourful and rhythmically addictive as its' predecessor.
RNTD 060
22 Jan 21
Deep House
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Son Of Sound - "Your Voodoo's Broken" - (6:36) 114 BPM
   
Nenor - "Gonna Do" - (6:32) 117 BPM
   
Jungle Fire - "Culebro" (Black Science Orchestra remix) - (6:27) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cody Currie - "Make Love" - (6:27) 122 BPM
   
Felipe Gordon - "There's A Part Of Me That's Always True" - (5:31) 124 BPM
   
Loz Goddard - "Juicy Lucy" - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Golden Dawn Arkestra - "Children Of The Sun" (Austin Ato remix) - (12:21) 122 BPM
   
Magic In Threes - "Chupa Cabra" (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 115 BPM
   
Adeline - "When I'm Alone" (Dirty Channels remix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
Dirtytwo - "Back In The Day" (Daniel Leseman remix) - (6:08) 120 BPM
Played by: JUAN SOTO, Mr Doris
RNTD 059
18 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nebraska - "Instant Pressure" - (6:51) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
HADE - "Jeep Cherokee XJ" - (2:47) 98 BPM
   
Lovebirds & Galliano - "Icarus" (Moods remix) - (5:22) 100 BPM
   
Golden Dawn Arkestra - "Cosmic Dancer" - (4:32) 117 BPM
   
Son Of Sound - "What Do You Feel" - (6:14) 57 BPM
   
Pools - "Regativity" - (3:22) 102 BPM
   
Body Music - "Get It Baby" (Patchworks remix) - (6:53) 59 BPM
   
Felipe Gordon - "Those Quiet Eyes Of Yours" - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
Magic In Threes - "Chupa Cabra" - (1:39) 105 BPM
   
Lay-Far - "Searching For Your Love" - (6:24) 62 BPM
RNTD 058
18 Dec 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Adeline - "When I'm Alone" (JKriv & Peter Matson remix) - (6:11) 119 BPM
   
Elia Y Elizabeth - "Alegria" (Yuksek remix) - (4:18) 111 BPM
   
DJ Monchan - "Reaction Control" (DJ Monchan edit) - (6:38) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Junktion - "Fling Cleaning" - (6:14) 112 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Seb's Party" - (6:38) 121 BPM
   
Golden Dawn Orchestra - "Cosmic Dancer" (JKriv remix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
   
Arsenii - "Jungle Melody" (Arsenii edit) - (5:47) 110 BPM
   
Body Music - "Just One" (original mix) - (7:07) 122 BPM
   
Jungle Fire - "Village Hustle" (Bosq remix) - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
POOLS - "Eye Deer" - (2:44) 96 BPM
RNTD 057
18 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ain't The Way - (6:36) 110 BPM
   
Found Love - (6:28) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hageby In Your Eyes (feat Roman Andren) - (7:04) 106 BPM
   
Hageby In Your Eyes (feat Roman Andren - extended mix) - (8:54) 106 BPM
Review: Label regulars Dirtytwo make a welcome return to Razor 'N' Tape Reserve, the Brooklyn imprint's sub-label dedicated to original music and sample-heavy productions. The begin in stunning fashion with 'Ain't The Way', a warming, positive, glassy-eyed loop jam that's as colourful as joyous as the Tiger & Woods jams it most resembles. Speaking of joy, you'll find plenty of that on 'Found Love', a piano-sporting, breakbeat-driven deep house jam that makes great use of a vocal snippet from a live version of Maze classic 'Joy & Pain'. Elsewhere, they pay tribute to their hometown via two versions of 'Hageby in Your Eyes', a wonderfully evocative fusion of Balearic boogie and pitched-down house made in cahoots with Roman Andren.
RNTD 049
07 Dec 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Alegria (Demi Riquisimo remix) - (9:31) 110 BPM
   
Alegria (Yuksek remix) - (4:18) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Soy Una Nube (Bosq remix) - (5:47) 126 BPM
   
Alegria (Vagabundo Club Social remix) - (6:04) 120 BPM
   
Alegria (original mix) - (3:59) 105 BPM
   
Soy Una Nube (original mix) - (2:45) 122 BPM
Review: Here's something special from Razor 'N' Tape: a fresh set of remixes of two lesser-known 1970s "Tropicalia" classics from Colombian duo Elia Y Elizabeth. You'll find the original tracks - the shuffling, horn-sporting rare groove brilliance of 'Alegria' and the MPB-influenced South American pop of 'Soy Una Nube' - tucked away at the end of the EP, after a quartet of inspired reworks. Unknown artist Demi Riquisimo kicks things off with a brilliant cowbell-driven, acid-flecked tropical house re-imagining of 'Alegria', before Yuksek re-imagines the same track as a humid, piano-sporting dub disco number. Elsewhere, Bosq gently toughens up the 'Soya Una Nube' while adding tons of delay and reverb, before Vagabundo Social Club steals the show with a rubbery disco take on 'Alegria' that's as celebratory as they come.
RNTD 056
30 Nov 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Intro/Sunned - (1:38) 98 BPM
   
Trife Lite - (2:30) 97 BPM
   
Floatunda - (4:34) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dip Dang - (3:38) 97 BPM
   
Glide - (3:12) 82 BPM
   
Regativity - (3:22) 102 BPM
   
Say That - (3:03) 72 BPM
   
Eye Deer - (2:44) 96 BPM
   
Weid Zone - (1:53) 94 BPM
   
Vibe That - (4:17) 84 BPM
   
Name - (2:29) 134 BPM
   
Shear - (3:59) 85 BPM
   
Sunned (continuous DJ mix) - (45:13) 96 BPM
Review: If you're in the mood for some lazy, languid, sofa and warm-up friendly grooves, we'd heartily recommend this second Razor N Tape outing from Los Angeles crew Pools. Utilsing their trusty MPC, a wealth of hazy disco and jazz-funk samples, and complimentary sun-baked instrumentation, the beat-making combo saunters between confirmed head-nodders, hypnotic mid-tempo grooves and seductive slow house - all crafted with one eye on musicality and the other on capturing a mellow vibe. It's a fine collection all told, with the pair's slow-motion dancefloor grooves sounding just as good at home as they do on a club soundsystem. Musical vitamin D for the lockdown generation: what's not to like?
RNTD 053
12 Oct 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Chupa Cabra (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 115 BPM
   
Chupa Cabra (original mix) - (1:39) 105 BPM
   
Work Tapes (Patchworks remix) - (4:29) 110 BPM
   
Come On Down (Lay-Far remix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Work Tapes (original mix) - (2:17) 109 BPM
   
Come On Down (original mix) - (3:07) 62 BPM
   
Finnish Funk (COEO remix - [digital only bonus track]) - (6:10) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Finnish Funk (original mix - [digital only bonus track]) - (2:53) 92 BPM
Review: The latest missive on Razor N Tape's original production-focused Reserve offshoot should delight all those who love revivalist instrumental funk-fusion. It comes courtesy of Nashville combo Magic In Threes, who offer-up four original tracks: laidback and jaunty groover 'Chupa Cobra', Blaxploitation style wiggler 'Work Tapes', high-octane spy-chase dancer 'Come On Down' and the Jimi Tenor style lounge funk tease of 'Finnish Funk'. Each comes accompanied by a killer remix. We'd recommend checking out Bruno 'Patchworks' Hovart's Fela Kuti-inspired afrobeat rework of 'Work Tapes', COEO's loopy, bass-heavy house interpretation of 'Finnish Funk' and Fouk's sparkling jazz-funk take on 'Chupa Cobra' - all are utterly inspired.
RNTD 055
05 Oct 20
Funk
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Say What U Wanna Say - (8:58) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jeep Cherokee XJ - (2:47) 98 BPM
   
My Thang - (8:27) 114 BPM
   
Range Rover HSE - (2:39) 99 BPM
Review: First released on wax almost three years ago, Hade's first edits EP for Razor 'N' Tape has finally made it to digital download. This is undoubtedly a great thing, because it's arguably one of the Brooklyn imprint's strongest collections of cuts to date (and that's saying something). He opens via the sweaty, occasionally dubbed-out disco-funk goodness of "Say What You Wanna Say", whose combination of killer grooves and slowly building heaviness guarantees good times. He flips the script entirely on "Jeep Cherokee XJ", crafting a killer hip-hop jam out of dusty jazz samples and boom-bap beats, before dancing his way through an early slab of harmonica-laden disco-rap ("My Thang"). To round things off, Hade once more joins the dots between hip-hop and jazz on hazy closing cut "Range Rover HSE".
RNTD 046
27 Jul 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Strong Feeling - (7:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Down On Bitter End - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Start Again - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
Up Up To The Sky - (6:32) 108 BPM
Review: Almost three years have passed since Philadelphia duo Superprince debuted on Razor 'N' Tape with a vinyl-only EP of rather good re-edits. Here that four-tracker finally makes it to digital download. It's worth picking up, if only for the flute-laden, horn-heavy bounciness of down-low disco-funk rework "Strong Feeling" (a fine revision of Morning, Noon & Night's "Feelin' Strong"). The highlights down end there, either, with "Down On Bitter End" providing a chunky, peak-time-ready revision of a Vicki Sue Robinson disco anthem, "Start Again" offering a breezy new spin on a lesser celebrated One Way cut and "Up Up To The Sky" turning Silver Convention's "Fly Robin Fly" into a hypnotic chunk of mid-tempo disco hedonism.
RNTD 033
22 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Children Of The Sun (Austin Ato remix) - (12:21) 122 BPM
   
Cosmic Dancer (JKriv remix) - (6:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cosmic Dancer (Dicky Trisco remix) - (6:40) 117 BPM
   
Children Of The Sun - (4:27) 122 BPM
   
Cosmic Dancer - (4:32) 117 BPM
Review: Golden Dawn Arkestra, an Austin, Texas-based collective led by Ethiopian-American Zapot Mgwana, come to Razor-N-Tape touting a couple of tracks taken from their 2018 long-player of the same name, complete with a bunch of new remixes. In their original form, both 'Children Of The Sun' and 'Cosmic Dancer' are authentic-sounding homages to 70s Afro-funk, with the latter adding a little Theremin-fuelled lounge-y flavour. Austin Ato's remix takes the title track into deep, dreamy house territory, while JKriv and Dicky Trisco rework 'Cosmic Dancer' into a psychedelic nu-disco jam ? la The Phenomenal Handclap Band and a midtempo disco-Balearic roller respectively.
RNTD 048
15 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Movin' Smoke - (6:26) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Infinity I & II - (5:30) 116 BPM
   
Make Love - (6:27) 122 BPM
   
Magic City - (5:46) 115 BPM
Review: On the releases he's offered up to date, Cody Currie has barely put a foot wrong, delivering a swathe of top-notch tracks that effortlessly join the dots between dusty, soul-flecked U.S deep house and hip-hop style sample-based beat jams. This time round he's on a more disco and boogie-centric tip, though his trademark production style remains. We get the rolling, sun-kissed warmth and gentle filter tweaks of wide-eyed disco house shuffler "Movin' Smoke", the slack-tuned jazz snares, swirling chords and bubbly synth samples of "Infinity I & II" and the string-drenched orchestral disco-house glee of "Magic City". Our pick of a very strong bunch is "Make Love", where Currie's ability to manipulate samples within a bumping deep house framework once again comes to the fore.
RNTD 045
09 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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When I'm Alone - (5:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
When I'm Alone (instrumental mix) - (5:17) 122 BPM
   
When I'm Alone (Jacques Renault remix) - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
When I'm Alone (Jacques Renault Dubstrumental) - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
When I'm Alone (Dirty Channels remix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
When I'm Alone (Dirty Channels dub) - (4:55) 125 BPM
   
When I'm Alone (JKriv & Peter Matson remix) - (6:11) 119 BPM
Review: Escort frontwoman Adeline is in fine form on "When I'm Alone", a revivalist leftfield disco cut that she co-produced with Morgan Willey from Brooklyn band Midnight Magic. With its walking bass, crunchy clavinets, woozy synths and fine lead vocal, it reminded us a little of Midnight Magic classic "Beam Me Up". Jacques Renault delivers a slightly heavier, house-influenced remix with subtle Italo-disco style arpeggio lines, as well as a percussion-heavy "Dubstramental" that's arguably even better. Dirty Channels offers "Remix" and "Dub" revisions that wrap the original's killer bassline in sweaty disco-house beats, while Adeline's sometime band mate JKriv joins forces with Underground System Afrobeat Peter Matson on a remix that sounds like vintage Escort with added dub delays.
RNTD 047
26 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Your Voodoo's Broken - (6:36) 114 BPM
   
No Bullets Left - (6:41) 122 BPM
   
Nude Jerzee - (6:14) 126 BPM
   
What Do You Feel - (6:14) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: First released on vinyl two years ago, Henry Maldonado's Razor 'N' Tape Reserve outing as Son of Sound is finally available on digital download. It's worth a listen, for sure, not least for the mind-altering electronic bass, locked-in drums, mazy synth melodies and hazy vocal samples of quirky (but superb) opener "Your Voodoo's Broken". Naturally there's plenty to admire elsewhere across the four-track excursion, from the spacey peak-time bustle of "No Bullets Left", to the slipped disco house bliss of "What Do You Feel", via the spiraling electronics, early Chicago house style bass and pumping beats of "Nude Jerzee".
RNTD 044
13 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Bullfight Of Love - (7:23) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Everybody - (5:25) 118 BPM
   
The Music - (6:02) 124 BPM
   
Seven Eleven - (7:03) 119 BPM
Review: Much has changed for Eli Escobar in the three years that have passed since this edits EP first appeared on wax. In that time, he's released umpteen albums of original music and found himself an in-demand DJ and remixer. Naturally, the four edits showcased on this Razor 'N' Tape outing have undoubtedly stood the test of time. Check first killer opener "Bullfight of Love", a percussive and occasionally foreboding revision of a Chaz Jankel classic jam rich in elastic slap-bass, punchy horns and eyes-closed guitar solos, before turning your attention to the bongo breaks, dub effects and heavy disco-funk bottom end of "Everybody". Elsewhere, "The Music" is a Clavinet-sporting disco-funk bounce-along and "Seven Eleven" is a breezier chunk of glassy-eyed disco sleaze.
RNTD 043
04 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Drill Deep - (9:02) 120 BPM
   
Instant Pressure - (6:51) 105 BPM
   
Keep On Keepin? On - (6:41) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: First out as a 12-inch only release in 2017, this three-tracker from Nebraska, AKA UK producer Alistair Gibbs, packs funked-up fun by the trunkload. 'Drill Deep' has a looping "deep within it" male vocal sample, brass fanfares, a full-phat bassline and soaring Philly strings. 'Instant Pressure' is a hazy, lazy affair that centres around a muffled, throbbing bassline and chunks of the vocal from Jhelisa Anderson's 'Friendly Pressure' (albeit without the "bada-bada-ba" bit), and finally 'Keep On Keepin' On' is a sumptuous midtempo disco-funker that could've beamed straight in from 1975, complete with full female vocal about suffering in the ghetto.
RNTD 042
04 Feb 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Your Love Is Saved (MFR Collective edit) - (7:09) 128 BPM
   
Your Love Is Saved (Sewer Beats) - (2:05) 127 BPM
   
Gettin' Down (MFR Collective edit) - (8:10) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: YAM WHO?, Giant Cuts
RNTD 041
21 Dec 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Lovebirds - "Icarus" (feat Galliano & 80s Babies- Tall Black Guy remix) - (4:55) 89 BPM
   
Luvless - "File Save As" - (4:54) 90 BPM
   
JKriv & Free Magic - "Eleanora" - (4:42) 76 BPM
   
Fatnotronic & Felipe Sa - "Formula 1" - (3:47) 94 BPM
   
Kan Sano - "Music Overflow" - (4:28) 88 BPM
   
JKriv - "The Queen On Her Throne" - (8:06) 55 BPM
   
Martin Hayes - "Ol' Funky Music" (Martin Hayes edit) - (5:42) 55 BPM
   
POOLS - "Penwick Pool" - (3:32) 90 BPM
   
The Groovers - "Make Me Feel" - (6:17) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Caserta - "My Dreams" - (6:41) 57 BPM
Review: For their latest trick, Razor-N-Tape chiefs J Kriv and Aaron Dae have decided to take a trawl through the horizontally inclined parts of the label's bulging back catalogue. "Chill Cuts Volume 2", then, is packed to the rafters with blazed and blunted beats, from the woozy hip-hop deepness of Tall Black Guy's head-nodding rework of Lovebirds' "Icarus" and the bluesy, turn-of-the-millennium downtempo beats of J Kriv and Free Magic's "Eleanora", to the Moon B style slow P-funk revivalism of Kan Sano's "Music Overflow" and the Rhodes and Moog-laced sumptuousness of "Penwick Pool" by POOLS. If it's warm, toasty and laidback dancefloor disco you're after, The Groovers "Make Me Feel" is also well worth a check.
RNTD 040
23 Nov 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Dirtytwo - "Back In The Day" - (7:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
JKriv & Free Magic - "Eunice" - (5:30) 122 BPM
   
Mr V - "Somethin' Wit Jazz" (Jimpster remix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
   
Fouk - "Whiskey Ginger" - (6:00) 124 BPM
   
Luvless - "Stretchin" - (6:25) 122 BPM
   
Ragtyme - "Fix It Man" (feat T.C. Roper - Chrissy's Fixer Upper edit) - (6:08) 125 BPM
   
M.ono - "Eins A Legge" - (6:43) 122 BPM
   
Body Music - "Just One" (Lay-Far remix) - (5:18) 122 BPM
   
Loz Goddard - "Something Special" - (6:08) 115 BPM
   
Kraak & Smaak - "Way Back Home" (Ben Sun remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
Review: Although famed for delivering killer cuts of vintage disco and boogie jams, Razor-N-Tape has released plenty of life-affirming house jams, too. As if to prove the point, JKriv and Aaron Dae's Brooklyn-based imprint has decided to release a second selection of back catalogue house highlights. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the bluesy bounce of JKriv and Free Magic's "Eunice" and the classic deep house warmth of Jimpster's killer remix of Mr V's "Something Wit Jazz", to the fizzing synth riffs and life-affirming percussive shuffle of "Stretchin" by Luvless and the groovy, jammed-out musical headiness of Lay-Far's tidy remix of "Just One" by Body Music. Also worth plenty of peak-time plays is Chrissy's chunky revision of Ragtyme's rap-laced 1987 Chicago jam "Fix It Man".
RNTD 039
16 Nov 18
Deep House
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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
Balearic/Downtempo
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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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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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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
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
Balearic/Downtempo
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
Disco/Nu-Disco
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