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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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I Found Love
I Found Love (Perel remix) - (6:56)
I Found Love - (7:31)
I Found Love (Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca Erodiscotique remix) - (6:57)
I Found Love (Sophie Lloyd remix) - (8:48) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Midnight Magic brings some hot and love-filled vibes to Razor-N-Tape's new EP. Kicking things off is a sensational remix by Perel of their hit track 'I Found Love,' which is a powerful and emotional disco-house anthem that will have you reaching for the sky with a rush of energy. The original version of the track is a bit more subdued but still exudes an infectious party spirit. Next up, Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca offer their cosmic touch with a subtle but groovy Erodiscotique remix. Finally, Sophie Lloyd takes the reins with her glossy synth work on her remix, adding her own spin to this already sensational release. Get ready to experience a musical journey filled with passion, energy, and pure disco magic!
RNTD 090
05 Apr 23
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Burning Bridges EP
Burning Bridges - (4:01)
Burning Bridges (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - (8:58) Biggest-selling track on this release
It Was The Summer - (3:53)
It Was The Summer (Each Other remix) - (7:42)
Review: Last heard collaborating with Horse Meat Disco on Glitterbox (2021's 'Sanctuary'), New York collective Phenomenal Handclap Band have decided to showcase their new material on a growing NYC institution: Aaron Dae and J Kriv's popular Razor N Tape imprint. They're in fine form on title track 'Burning Bridges', a squelchy, lyrically bittersweet chunk of disco-boogie revivalism that's as stylish and classy as they come. Norwegian master Prins Thomas provides a pleasingly extended, Clavinet-heavy dancefloor tweak for those that want bolder disco thrills, before the band offers up the psychedelic and Balearic experimentation of 'It Was The Summer'. That, too, comes backed by a fine remix: the squelchy, mind-mangling, TB-303 driven acid thrills of the Each Other mix.
RNTD 089
10 Mar 23
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Club Level
Club Level (original mix) - (4:14) Biggest-selling track on this release
Club Level (Eli Escobar remix) - (4:57)
Review: Two mixes to choose from of this latest bullet from 79.5, a New York outfit whose line-up includes Dap Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss. In its Original form, 'Club Level' sits somewhere between 80s boogie and the smooth jazz-funk of the same era, being a languid affair that's driven along by a moody bassline, haunting keys and airy fem vox with a "say you wanna, say you wanna fly" chorus, while a droning sax lends proceedings an almost cinematic air. Eli Escobar's remix swaps out the beat for something a tad livelier, drops the sax drone and adds analogue synth sparkles to give the track a more straight-up nu disco feel.
RNTD 087
21 Dec 22
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Family Affair Vol 2
Boo Williams - "Besty Smith" - (6:57) Biggest-selling track on this release
SMTHNG SMTIME, Megatronic & Edseven - "Luck (With You)" - (4:07)
Ben Sun - "Harvest" - (7:06)
Nenor - "Do You Remember" (feat Jenny Penkin - Red Axes remix) - (5:24)
Frank Booker - "Time Won't Wait" - (5:26)
JKriv - "Your Love Is The Sun" - (6:01)
Philippa - "Things I'd Like To Be" - (4:12)
JKriv & Brandon Markell Holmes - "Something Else" (Peter Matson remix) - (6:01)
Lovetempo - "Turnaround" - (4:54)
Underground System - "Into The Fire" (Mike Misiu remix) - (9:12)
RNTD 088
16 Dec 22
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Palago Remixes
Palago (Jose Marquez remix) - (8:10) 118 BPM
Haja Fe (Faze Action remix) - (5:16) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Electromandinga (Diogo Strausz remix) - (6:22) 119 BPM
Portao De Ferro (Carrot Green Dance mix) - (6:34) 118 BPM
Palago (SekoBass remix) - (2:45) 111 BPM
Review: Pedro Guinu's first album for Razor N Tape, 'Palago', was a wholehearted tribute to Brazilian music of the 1970s and '80s that we'd argue is one of the slept-on sets of 2021. This follow-up EP brings the Brazilian's trademark sound bang up to date via a wealth of quietly impressive remixes. Jose Marquez kicks things off with a fine revision of the title track that sits somewhere between classic Azymuth, nu-disco and samba, before Faze Action deliver a groove-driven, Clav-happy Balearic disco rework of 'Haje Fe'. Elsewhere, Diogo Strausz steals the show with a percussion and synth-laden revision of 'Electromandinga' hat straddles jazz-funk and synth-boogie, Carrot Green dances his way through a squelchy house-not-house revision of 'Portao De Ferro', and SekoBass opts for a hot-stepping, sun-soaked sound on a fine re-wire of 'Palago'.
RNTD 085
02 Dec 22
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Dance To Keep From Crying (Extended)
Cor.Ece & JKriv - "Dance To Keep From Crying" (extended mix) - (7:58) 121 BPM
Cor.Ece & Danny Kane - "What's The Word" (original mix) - (4:51) 117 BPM
Cor.Ece & Dave Giles II - "Possibly Impossible" (Crackazat dub) - (5:08) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cor.Ece & Dave Giles II - "Possibly Impossible" (extended mix) - (6:47) 120 BPM
Cor.Ece & Danny Kane - "What's The Word" (Bad Colours remix) - (3:50) 121 BPM
Review: Sometime Honey Dijon collaborator Cor.Ece impressed us back in the summer with the 'Dance To Keep From Crying EP'. This speedy sequel sports a mixture of extended takes of tracks from that set, and remixes of others. The extended take on the title track, made in cahoots with Razor N Tape co-founder J Kriv, is simply gorgeous: a fine mix of proto-house, boogie and nu-disco sounds topped off with a genuinely soulful lead vocal. Acid-flecked, piano-sporting soulful deep house cut 'What's The Word' (with Danny Kane) is tastefully extended before Bad Colours delivers a sub-heavy, Todd Edwards-inspired revision. Dave Giles II hook-up 'Possibly Impossible', a squelchy bass-propelled nu-disco-meets-house number, is not only extended by also remixed by Crackazat, who gives it a jazzy, Rhodes-laden, Afro-tinged deep house flavour.
RNTD 086
18 Nov 22
Deep House
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Palago - (3:19) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Portao De Ferro - (3:24) 57 BPM
Haja Fe - (3:01) 93 BPM
Eletromandinga - (2:00) 128 BPM
Ceu De Sangue - (3:23) 110 BPM
Amanha - (2:34) 83 BPM
Raridade - (2:59) 87 BPM
Achei Amor - (3:22) 74 BPM
Joana Joa - (2:36) 95 BPM
Chorando Pitanga - (3:28) 111 BPM
Review: Here we have the debut long player from Pedro Guinu, a Brazilian artist who's currently based in Rio De Janeiro. The album, intended as a tribute to the greats of the Brazilian scene of the 70s, was recorded live in the studio and as such captures the raw, organic feel of recordings of that era well. Obviously, it'll be of most interest to Brazilian music buffs, but good places to start for the rest of us would be the slightly funkier 'Raridade', the hip hop-leaning 'Joana Joa' or the bruk beat-ish 'Electromandinga', the latter making great use of what sounds like a feedback hum.
RNTD 083
28 Sep 22
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On That Day EP
And Others - (6:06) 123 BPM
Gonna Do - (6:32) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
On That Day - (6:28) 121 BPM
Fire & Water - (5:50) 120 BPM
Review: The 54th release on Razor 'N' Tape's original production-focused 'Reserve' offshoot is a belated digital edition of Nenor's first outing for the imprint, On That Day, which first surfaced on vinyl nearly two years ago. It remains a brilliant four-tracker all told, with the Israeli producer confidently strutting between jazzy, jammed-out and pleasingly organic disco/deep house fusion (spacey synth solo-laden opener 'And Others'), analogue bass-propelled early morning deep house bliss ('Gonna Do'), jazz-flecked sunshine brilliance (the jazz-funk leaning, life-affirming giddiness of the title track) and low-slung, late-night goodness (the slightly dubbed-out, filter-sporting haziness of 'Fire & Water').
RNTD 054
09 Sep 22
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Dance To Keep From Crying EP
Possibly Impossible (feat Dave Giles II) - (4:26) 120 BPM
Nothing But Me - (3:52) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Soul Train Babies (pt 1 - feat Darrell J. Hunt) - (1:25) 110 BPM
Sky85 - (4:01) 115 BPM
Soul Train Babies (pt 2 - feat Darrell J. Hunt) - (0:48) 121 BPM
Dance To Keep From Crying (feat JKriv) - (3:55) 121 BPM
What's The Word (feat Danny Kane) - (4:51) 117 BPM
RNTD 082
12 Aug 22
Funky/Club House
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Something Else EP
Something Else (feat Brandon Markell Holmes) - (6:09) 122 BPM
Try Again (feat Phenomenal Handclap Band & Nic Hanson) - (5:18) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Shoulda Been Me (feat Toribio - original mix) - (6:20) 118 BPM
Shoulda Been Me (feat Toribio - Alton Miller remix) - (6:30) 118 BPM
Review: The Brooklyn-based producer, DJ, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist JKriv steps in on his own label Razor-N-Tape to deliver a trio of all-original cuts on his Something Else EP. Starting with the late night boogie-down vibe of 'Something Else' featuring totally electrifying vocals by Brandon Markell Holmes. Following is the low-slung disco heater 'Try Again' featuring Phenomenal Handclap Band and another irresistible vocal courtesy of Nic Hanson. Carry on and it's all about 'Shoulda Been Me' (feat Toribio) which receives a spiritual deep house rework by the one-and-only Alton Miller that's worth the admission alone.
RNTD 081
22 Jul 22
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Sunshine EP
Sunshine (feat Clara Gispert - original mix) - (4:26) 114 BPM
Sunshine (feat Clara Gispert - JKriv Beach Burn mix) - (7:19) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Jungle Deep (extended mix) - (7:08) 118 BPM
Sunshine (feat Clara Gispert - JKriv SPF76 mix) - (5:06) 115 BPM
Jungle Deep (extended vocal) - (7:07) 118 BPM
Review: Two tracks in a total of five mixes make up this EP from Kokoro Disco-San, AKA the Barcelona-based trio of Lalo Lopez, Miguelito Superstar and Thompson. In its Original form, 'Sunshine' is an unsurprisingly summery and mellow nu-disco joint that, as we move on up through the Beach Bum Edit and SPF76 Mix rubs from label boss JKriv, gets progressively more electronic, the former adding an 80s squelch b-line and the latter throwing in some fine stabs, while 'Jungle Deep' is a slice of moody tropical disco served with or without a spoken female vocal. I'd go 'with' if I were you...
RNTD 079
29 Jun 22
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Take My Time EP
How Can I Be Free (feat Jenny Penkin) - (5:00) 123 BPM
Do You Remember (feat Jenny Penkin) - (5:17) 120 BPM
Gonna Take My Time - (5:56) 119 BPM
Work That - (5:51) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Do You Remember (feat Jenny Penkin - Red Axes remix) - (5:24) 124 BPM
Review: Razor 'N' Tape Reserve's latest release is a label debut from Nenor, an Israeli producer previously best known for being one half of Mahogani Music-signed duo Rabo & Snob. He begins by offering up two cuts featuring vocalist Jenny Penkin: the attractive nu-disco/deep house fusion of 'How Can I Be Free' and the giddy nostalgic rush of revivalist number 'Do You Remember', which joins the dots between rushing piano house and late '80s Larry Heard productions. Red Axes provide a fantastic rework of the latter cut, retaining some of the dreamier and more life-affirming elements while also giving it their usual chunky grooves and psychedelic tinge. Elsewhere, 'Gonna Take My Time' is a locked-in late night delight full of sharp stabs, and 'Work That' is a restless, energy-packed late-night delight.
RNTD 077
01 Jun 22
Deep House
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Into The Fire EP
Into The Fire - (4:43) 123 BPM
He Said, She Said - (3:23) 70 BPM
Desnuda - (5:48) 120 BPM
Into The Fire (Andres remix) - (5:30) 123 BPM
Desnuda (Yuksek remix) - (4:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: A decidedly pop-tastic release from Razor-N-Tape here, coming from Underground System, a multiracial, NYC-based indie-dance live band who cite Fela Kuti as a primary influence and whose work has previously appeared on Soul Clap Records, Planet E and Hell Yeah Recordings. Both 'Into The Fire' itself and the vaguely new wave-tinged 'He Said, She Said' have something of a Hot Chip-ish kinda feel, while on 'Desnuda' the band take a left turn into more reggae-leaning territory. The standout for this writer, though, is Yuksek's remix of 'Desnuda', which packs lashings of fat, squelchy 80s bass.
RNTD 078
18 May 22
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Distant Messenger EP
Transmission - (6:30) 123 BPM
Sable Sun (feat Jon Sable) - (6:59) 126 BPM
Tremors - (5:34) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Red Light - (6:39) 126 BPM
Review: Here's an EP that's been on fairly constant rotation since landing in this reviewer's inbox on Monday morning - and if your tastes lean towards the deepest and spaciest of house grooves, your experience of it may be very similar! 'Transmission' will provide the perfect accompaniment to those late-night, sofa-bound excursions into inner space, while 'Sable Sun' has a mellower vibe and 'Red Light' takes us into the 4am deep jackin' zone. The real killer, though, is 'Tremors', which rocks the kind of bassline (so sumptuous and warm you could swim in it) not often heard since all those classic Italian dub house records on Irma and Antima 30 years ago. Absolutely outstanding.
RNTD 076
20 Apr 22
Deep House
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Possibly Impossible
Possibly Impossible - (4:26)
Possibly Impossible (Crackazat remix) - (4:18) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Fresh from hitting the headlines thanks to a couple of killer collaborations with Honey Dijon, vocalist and songwriter Cor.Ece pitches up on Razor N Tape for the very first time. 'Possibly Impossible' was produced by label co-founder JKriv and sees Cor.Ece deliver layered, superbly soulful vocals over a backing track rich in squelchy, spacey synth-bass, twinkling electronic motifs and beats that sit somewhere between futurist deep house and the classier end of nu-disco. Musical polymath Crackazat takes the track to whole new heights on his accompanying remix, which combines live jazz and jazz-funk instrumentation with tougher, more locked-in house beats and a weightier bassline.
18 Feb 22
Funky/Club House
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Emancipacao Extended
Emancipacao (extended mix) - (7:46) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
50 Anos Em 5 (extended mix) - (7:03) 115 BPM
Emancipacao (Ron Trent remix) - (9:11) 82 BPM
Review: Diego Strausz's first outing on Razor-N-Tape, a vinyl-only offering released in early 2022, was a thrillingly vibrant and hard-to-pigeonhole affair, with the Paris-based Brazilian joining the dots between Batacuda, South American disco, boogie and deep jazz-funk. Here the EP finally lands digitally, albeit in expanded form. We get previously unheard extended versions of the single's two tracks: 'Emancipacao', a kind of extra-squelchy, rhythmically rubbery and deliciously dreamy tribute to Azymuth, and '50 Anos Em 5', a TB-303 acid-sporting slab of Latin jazz-fusion with bonus spacey synths. Perhaps the package's most notable moment though is Ron Trent's inspired remix of the title track, which in typical fashion sees the legendary deep house producer add extra layers of musicality, sun-kissed positivity and plenty of killer house-not-house beats.
RNTD 074
28 Jan 22
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Clasico EP
Strings Of The Afterlife - (6:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Fall Of A Withered Empire - (5:37) 120 BPM
Clasico - (7:22) 124 BPM
Julia & Luis - (4:48) 120 BPM
Review: Man-of-the-moment Felipe Gordon was little more than a Columbian producer with promise when he first appeared on Razor N Tape Reserve back in 2019. Since then, he's chalked up impressive, jazz-funk influenced deep house releases for all manner of high-profile labels including Heist, Local Talk and Shall Not Fade. This belated return to Razor N Tape is great, too. Opener 'Strings of the Afterline' is pleasingly hazy and dreamy whilst boasting Gordon's usual synth-heavy squelch, while 'The Fall of a Withered Empire' is a rare vocal number with a deep jazz-house feel. Elsewhere, 'Classico' is a bouncy, classic-sounding deep house bounce-along rich in sparkling synth riffs, while 'Julia Y Lewis' is a more languid and laidback chunk of jazz-sampling, funk-fuelled deep house haziness.
RNTD 072
05 Jan 22
Deep House
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Family Affair Vol 1
Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca - "Days Of A Better Paradise" - (5:58) 124 BPM
Clive From Accounts - "It's Not That I Don't Care" - (5:11) 105 BPM
Ben Sun - "The Answer" - (4:28) 88 BPM
Misiu - "Love Me Do" - (6:06) 123 BPM
Eli Escobar & Lauren Flax - "Just A Feelin'" - (6:52) 122 BPM
Saucy Lady - "Passport To My Love" - (5:51) 118 BPM
Sentimental Animals - "Love Vibration" (JKriv's Acid dub) - (7:00) 122 BPM
Jungle Fire - "Atomico" (Snake In Da dub) - (5:32) 124 BPM
Daniel T - "Trinidad Trouble" (Daniel T edit) - (5:02) 116 BPM
Lay-Far - "Acid-Funk Bass Extended Tool" - (5:06) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Family Affair Vol 1 (Continues DJ mix) - (48:24) 123 BPM
Review: It's taken a while, but Razor N Tape has finally decided to drop a compilation after years spent serving up tasty EPs. Made up entirely of previously unheard fodder, Family Affair Volume 1 giddily flits between delay-laden proto-house brilliance (Dimiti From Paris and DJ Rocca, JKriv dubbng out Sentimental Animals), slo-mo deep house/deep nu-disco fusion (Clive From Accounts), jazzy head-nodders (Ben Sun), dubby hypno-house (Misiu), string-drenched peak-time house creepiness (Eli Escobar and Lauren Flax), Escort style disco-boogie revivalism (Saucy Lady), Afrobeat (Jungle Fire), extra-percussive tropical disco (Daniel T in re-edit mode) and loopy, acid-fired breakbeat house deepness (Lay-Far). In other words, it's a fantastic collection of cuts tailor-made for sweaty dancefloors.
RNTD 073
17 Dec 21
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Strictly Business EP
Tell Me - (5:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Without Your Love - (6:13) 124 BPM
Strictly Business - (5:26) 120 BPM
Yukon - (4:47) 129 BPM
Review: With this entertaining EP, former Outplay contributor Clive From Accounts becomes the latest producer to contribute to Razor N Tape's excellent Reserve series of original productions. He's delivered a sublime EP all told, with opener 'Tell Me' providing a near perfect blend of driving disco-house, saucer-eyed deep house and foreboding, warehouse-ready motifs. He opts for a breezier, jazzier and more colourful deep house sound on bona-fide ear-pleaser 'Without Your Love', dives into deeper waters via the dusty deep house/jazz-funk fusion of 'Strictly Business' and looks skywards on spacey closing cut 'Yukon', a thoroughly emotive and intergalactic breakbeat roller.
RNTD 070
12 Nov 21
Deep House
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Midnight Swing EP
Midnight Swing - (6:28) 122 BPM
Blue Ciel - (6:03) 122 BPM
Blue Ciel (Cody Currie remix) - (5:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Broken Idyll - (5:52) 120 BPM
Review: The latest artist to join Razor N Tape's original production-focused Reserve imprint is UC Beatz, a storied deep house producer whose bulging discography contains all manner of warming, club-ready treats. There's plenty of subtle variety to be found on the Midnight Swing EP, with the Brussels-born artist flitting between hazy, organ-sporting late-night chunkiness (the classic-sounding title track, which makes use of some vintage vocal snippets), airy colourfulness (the ultra-positive electronic melodies, lo-fi machine drums and tactile chords of 'Blue Ciel', and revivalist, mid-90s New Jersey garage/New York deep house fusion ('Broken Idyll'). Label regular Cody Currie provides the sole remix: a gorgeously airy, warm and sun-kissed revision of 'Blue Ciel' that's simply sublime.
RNTD 071
17 Sep 21
Deep House
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Atomico EP
Atomico (Felipe Gordon remix) - (6:57) 121 BPM
La Kossa (JKriv Elektrikossa dub) - (6:35) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Atomico (DJ Nu-Mark remix) - (3:55) 123 BPM
La Kossa (Snake In Da Bronx dub) - (4:16) 116 BPM
Biri Biri (Samual Miles remix) - (4:47) 138 BPM
Review: Three years after Jungle Fire joined Razor N Tape Reserve, the label has decided to offer up a swathe of new remixes of some of the band's classic cuts. It's a simple idea, executed brilliantly. Man of the moment Felipe Gordon excels on a jazz-funk and nu-disco-tinged deep house re-frame of 'Atomico', before label co-founder J Kriv delivers a thrillingly squelchy, driving disco dub of 'Le Krossa'. Legendary turntablist DJ Nu-Mark offers a superbly funky rework of 'Atomica' that embraces the track's Afrobeat roots, band-member Patrick Bailey joins the dots between electro and Afro-funk on his deliciously spacey 'Snake in Da Box Dub', and Samuel Miles opts to layer up breathless, energetic percussion on his fine remix of 'Biri Biri'.
RNTD 069
17 Sep 21
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Love Vibration EP
Sentimental Animals & Nicki B The Vagabond - "Love Vibration" (original Disco mix) - (6:20) 122 BPM
Sentimental Animals & Nicki B The Vagabond - "Love Vibration" (Yuksek remix) - (6:46) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sentimental Animals & Nicki B The Vagabond - "Love Vibration" (Basement mix) - (7:24) 122 BPM
Loose Rules - (4:49) 114 BPM
Review: If you're not familiar with Sentimental Animals, there's a good reason for that: it's a brand-new Transatlantic collaboration between old pals Dicky Trisco and Razor N Tape Records' co-founder J Kriv. 'Love Vibration', their debut single, is simply superb, offering an attractive, colourful and addictive trip through hybrid disco-boogie territory complete with dextrous bass guitar, authentic turn-of-the-80s beats and a fine lead vocal from Nicki B. The pair also offers up a superb, proto-house inspired 'Basement Mix' (think Paul Simpson, Winston Jones, Boyd Jarvis etc), and 'Loose Rules', a more organic slab of disco warmth smothered in Chic-style guitars and mazy piano solos. To complete a superb package, Yuksek offers up a slightly tougher and more driving disco-house rework of 'Love Vibration'.
RNTD 068
30 Jul 21
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Beam Me Up (Remixed)
Beam Me Up (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - (8:31) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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
Review: A decade ago, New York band Midnight Magic delivered arguably THE greatest disco anthem of the 21st century, the sing-along classic that is 'Beam Me Up'. Fittingly, Razor 'N' Tape has decided to mark the record's anniversary by delivering a trio of fresh remixes. Full Pupp boss and Scandolearic disco king Prins Thomas leads the charge with a richly percussive, constantly building peak-time revision that adds wriggling acid lines and delay-laden horn solos whilst retaining the original's core elements (think walking bass, celebratory vocals and cheery piano stabs). Elsewhere, Kim-Ann Foxman re-imagines the cut as a sleazy, mid-tempo acid disco chugger and Each Other re-frames it as a surging, arpeggio-driven dance through camp Italo-disco pastures. Ace!
RNTD 067
25 Jun 21
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Agua Remixes
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
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Yom Yom EP
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
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Firewalker EP
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
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Panic In Fort Greene Park EP
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
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Love Is Madness EP
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: KX9000, 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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The Trinity EP
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
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Those Quiet Eyes EP
Those Quiet Eyes Of Yours - (6:48) 120 BPM
There's A Part Of Me That's Always True - (5:31) 124 BPM
Now That You Caught My Heart For The Evening - (6:56) 116 BPM
That Night At El Bukowski - (4:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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Mr. K Edits
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
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Emancipacao EP
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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House Cuts Vol 3
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
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Chill Cuts Vol 3
HADE - "Jeep Cherokee XJ" - (2:47) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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
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Disco Cuts Vol  3
Adeline - "When I'm Alone" (JKriv & Peter Matson remix) - (6:11) 119 BPM
Elia Y Elizabeth - "Alegria" (Yuksek remix) - (4:18) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DJ Monchan - "Reaction Control" (DJ Monchan edit) - (6:38) 119 BPM
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
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Found Love EP
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
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Remixes De Oro
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
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. 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
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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
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Work Tapes EP
Chupa Cabra (Fouk remix) - (5:09) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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
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
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HADE Edits
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
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Superprince Edits
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
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Children Of The Sun EP
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
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Movin' Smoke EP
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
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When I'm Alone
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
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The Dusty Files EP
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
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Eli Escobar Edits
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
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Drill Deep EP
Drill Deep - (9:02) 120 BPM
Keep On Keepin? On - (6:41) 101 BPM
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
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MFR Collective Edits
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
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Chill Cuts Vol 2
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
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House Cuts Vol 2
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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