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A Brighter Light - (7:32) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Brighter Light (Lars Vegas Juiced mix) - (7:47) 122 BPM
   
A Brighter Light (re a/jus/ted mix) - (7:38) 119 BPM
   
A Brighter Light (instrumental) - (7:00) 119 BPM
Review: The fantastically named A/Jus/Ted - veteran producers Justin Strauss and Eddie Mars on a collaborative tip - make their debut on Under The Shade. "A Brighter Light", featuring the treacle-thick soul vocals of Jeremy Glenn, sits somewhere between electro-soul, early Chicago house and Balearic nu-disco. As you'd probably expect from the soul-minded Strauss, the resultant track is effortlessly soulful, quietly uplifting and brilliantly produced. The same could be said of the more instrumental Re A/Jus/Ted remix, which blends skittering proto-house rhythms and electrofunk dub elements with woozy modern deep house. Like the original, it's excellent.
UTS 040
09 May 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feels LikeEXCLUSIVE
   
Feels Like (original mix) - (7:21) 100 BPM
   
Feels Like (Downtown Party Network remix) - (7:32) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love (Toby Tobias mix) - (7:19) 115 BPM
   
Love (original mix) - (6:42) 105 BPM
Review: Always keen to indulge in the new talent as well as the established, Under The Shade turn to Alphabet City for their next release. The producer has already turned heads with releases for Traveller Records and the Kojak imprint, but this might be his finest work to date. There's a booming quality that runs throughout the glistening mid tempo bump of "Feels Like" which demands play at high volume, from the solo arpeggios of the opening bars to the crisp drums and frosted vocoder flourishes. Lithuanian duo Downtown Party Network (remember them?) awake from their production slumber with a remix that adds some weight to the percussive bump and introduces a rough new bassline for a totally different kick. There's also another original Alphabet City jam in the shape of "Love", which spreads some heavy Moroder vibes over rich layers of rhythm. UK stalwart Toby Tobias remixes the track, opting for an upwards reaching synth monster which you need to check!
UTS 022
04 Apr 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Caribbean Girl (original) - (9:09) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Caribbean Girl (Ilya Santana remix) - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
Caribbean Girl (Nick Chacona remix) - (8:11) 125 BPM
   
Caribbean Girl (Ichisan remix) - (7:44) 120 BPM
   
Caribbean Girl (New Found Land Exclusive Juno remix) - (8:09) 105 BPM
UTS 004
26 Apr 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Just Think About (original mix) - (6:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Just Think About (Art Of Tones disco mix) - (7:50) 120 BPM
   
Just Think About (Social Disco Club & Mirror People remix) - (5:47) 120 BPM
   
Just Think About (Mario dub mix) - (8:34) 120 BPM
Review: Judging by the inherent floating sensation that runs through "Just Think About It", it would seem that Lithuanian producer Mario Basanov has found his muse in Miss Bee. Regular followers of Under The Shade output will know the former has already worked his magic with the latter, having remixed her collaboration with Rampi earlier this year. It's a partnership that works wonders, with Miss Bee's sultry tones the perfect match for Basanov's elastic treatment of analogue sounds and upwards glancing melodics. The usual array of remixes sees Art Of Tones calling shotgun and delivering a remix that swerves proceedings down a decidedly rump shaking disco path, with some excellent key stabs throughout. This is matched by the Social Disco Club and Mirror People remix that builds brilliantly from the glistening opening few bars into an excellent live disco chug - just wait for those piano lines to come soaring in!
UTS 028
29 Aug 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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On The Bounce - (6:56) 121 BPM
   
On The Bounce (S.A.S. remix) - (6:53) 122 BPM
   
Guess Who - (6:30) 120 BPM
   
Guess Who (No Regular Play remix) - (7:29) 118 BPM
   
Loose Grip (original digital exclusive) - (6:45) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The usually reliable Bonar Bradbury takes a break from PBR Streetgang duty to strike out on his own, this time for Under The Shade. "On The Bounce" is typical of Bradbury's style, being a grunting, sweaty house chugger built around disco drums and thick, electrofunk style synth bass. The S.A.S remix draws out the vintage house elements, while retaining the original's air of late night abandon. "Guess Who" plows a similar deep house-goes-disco furrow, while the No Regular Play remix delivers blossoming riffs and tactile nu-disco chords. Digital bonus "Loose Grip" impresses, too, offering a loopy, touchy-feely filter groove built around Change's disco classic "Hold Tight".
UTS 035
04 Jun 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Raum Strasse (Ray Mang remix) - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
Raum Strasse (original) - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Turning Loose (original) - (6:01) 117 BPM
   
Turning Loose (Ron Basejam remix) - (5:53) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
UTS 014
06 Sep 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ipso Facto (original) - (10:52) 115 BPM
   
Ipso Facto (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Feverish (The Revenge remix) - (7:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feverish (original mix) - (8:31) 122 BPM
UTS 001
10 Sep 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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On The Streets (Toby Tobias remix) - (6:05) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On The Streets (Friends edit) - (8:58) 115 BPM
   
The Problem (Brontosaurus remix) - (7:29) 117 BPM
   
The Problem (November edit) - (7:30) 113 BPM
Review: Nottingham based producer Chamboche drops his second release on Jisco Music offshoot, Under the Shade. "On the Streets" brings two new tracks from the disco head, reinforced by two excellent remixes from Toby Tobias and Brontosaurus.

Under the Shade are getting quality records out on a regular basis at the moment. Last month they unleashed Mark E?s epic "White Skyway" and with another Ilija Rudman effort still to come, "On the Streets" underlines the emphatic productivity of the imprint. Indeed it was Chamboche?s "Ipso Facto" EP that launched the label in just August last year. Now he returns for their seventh release, delving into his disco house sound that is fast making a name for himself.

Veteran house head Toby Tobias leads proceedings with his shimmering remix of "On the Streets." It is a relatively slow paced piece of Balearic house come disco. It chuggs along with warmth and depth courtesy of retro keyboard lines and some spiralling snyth arpeggios. The live sounding slap bass guitar gives the remix an endearingly natural flavour, not to mention bags of funky attitude. The Friends edit comes next, upping the tempo and adding a sense of urgency to the track. An incessant Italo / electro disco bassline provides the backbone here as the arpeggios are sent through the filters to heighten their effect. It manages to feel subtle whilst keeping things pumping, a difficult craft to master. Rekids talent Brontosaurus comes in to lighten things up on his effervescent remix of "The Problem" before Chamboche displays his power disco forces once more with the November edit of the same tune.

As Under the Shade's reputation continues to grow without limit, so too does Chamboche's. With more releases already in the pipeline, it is great to see the producer following in the industrious ways of his label. We just can't wait to hear what's next.
UTS 007
29 Mar 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Smoke Screen (original mix) - (7:53) 120 BPM
   
Smoke Screen (Bicep remix) - (6:36) 121 BPM
   
Smoke Screen (KRL remix) - (6:21) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mind Your Mind (original mix) - (10:08) 120 BPM
Review: Big things were rightfully expected of Chamboche when he was granted the honour of the debut release on Jiscomusic's shiny new label Under The Shade back in 2009, but this new EP for the same label is the producer's first in two years. The period out of the spotlight hasn't affected his production poise, with "Smoke Screen" every bit as infectious as his previous output, twisting a hefty vocal sample around a stripped back groove that morphs brilliantly into full scale colour. Under The Shade continue their rep for well chosen remixes, securing a beast from Bicep which tweaks the vocal to fit perfectly atop a constantly elevating procession of machine made emotion. Not to be outdone, Wolf Music acolyte KRL also excels with a dubbier rendition that toys with the vocal even more amid a more expansive pattern of sounds. Proceedings close with another Chamboche original in the form of "Mind Your Mind" which unfurls with signature mind bending glee.
UTS 034
14 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Closer (Runaway remix) - (6:09) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Closer (original) - (6:18) 109 BPM
   
The Show Must Go On (original mix) - (7:21) 113 BPM
   
The Show Must Go On (Moscow remix) - (7:03) 118 BPM
Review: For their latest offering, Under The Shade have turned to Nottingham's Chamboche - the nearest thing the imprint has to a label stalwart (it was he who provided the label's first ever release). Lead cut "Closer" is an interesting concoction; a bongo-laden deep house/nu-disco fusion that quickly builds into a spiraling dancefloor headtrip. If Mark E made appregiated electronic disco, it would sound something like this. Flipside "The Show Must Go On" inhabits a similar headspace. Building the action around a chunky house groove, it utilizes some distinctly old skool Detroit synth sounds alongside the sort of touchy-feely pads that are guaranteed to give you goosebumps. It's quietly uplifting - a bit like watching a distant sunrise from the comfort of a cozy seafront hotel. As usual, there are a couple of remixes to tickle the tastebuds. While Moscow's piano heavy nu-disco take on "The Show Must Go On" excites, it's the Runaway Remix of "Closer" that really impresses. Continuing their recent forays into bumpin' deep house territory, the New York duo offer up a bassy, retro-futurist rework that should cause serious damage on purist house dancefloors.
UTS 017
06 Dec 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Te Quiero (Eddie Mars remix) - (6:58) 115 BPM
   
Te Quiero (Pink Stallone remix) - (2:52) 107 BPM
   
Te Quiero (Pink Stallone dub) - (4:18) 107 BPM
   
Te Quiero (Drrtyhaze remix) - (6:52) 112 BPM
   
Te Quiero (Phoreski remix) - (7:15) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Trujillo
Review: This smart, five-track package is something of a departure from the Under The Shade camp. Rather than the slick nu-disco the label is famous for, "Te Quiero" offers a variety of warm and fuzzy, DFA style remixes of self-styled Brooklyn jam band Chica Vas. There's a soaring, cosmic disco-rock mix from Eddie Mars, a pair of lo-slung slo-mo reworks from Pink Stallone (think a dirtier, synth-laden version of the Phenomenal Handclap Band) and a gem of a Balearic nu-disco workout from NYC's own Drrtyhaze. Throw in another dubbed-out excursion from Phoreski, and you've got a killer package. Good work UTS.
UTS 021
28 Mar 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The 87 (original mix) - (6:31) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The 87 (DJ Kaos Soul Caravan remix) - (6:38) 114 BPM
   
Non Stop (original mix) - (6:28) 71 BPM
   
Non Stop (Fabrizio Mammarella remix) - (8:28) 110 BPM
Review: On his previous solo excursions for Redux and Solardisco, Silver City and 2020 Soundsystem bass player Fernando variously fused punk-funk, dub disco and synth heavy nu-disco. Here, he's at it again, showcasing his credentials for the always-impressive Under The Shade. "The 87" is typical Fernando, with swishy electro-funk synths, high pitched vocal hooks and bubbling chords dancing around a typically rubbery bass guitar line. There's also a tasty DJ Kaos remix, which offers a kind of wall-of-sound production take on the surprisingly sparse original. On the (virtual) flip you'll find "Non Stop" (with accompanying Fabrizio Mammarella re-rub), a heavy and hooky electronic disco banger that almost outshines the A.
UTS 025
27 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Meet Me In Salt Lake City (original) - (6:10) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Meet Me In Salt Lake City (Soul Clap remix) - (7:39) 119 BPM
   
Meet Me In Salt Lake City (Eddie C mix) - (8:21) 117 BPM
   
Me & You (original) - (6:56) 107 BPM
Review: The underground disco network operated by Under The Shade reaches out to Australia to showcase the sounds of Francis Disco Inferno. Fans of the Wolf Music and Dikso imprints might be familiar with the work of the young Melbourne based producer, and the rest of you will probably make a mental note to keep your ears peeled for future FDI missives on the potential shown here. There's an inherent warmth to the rich piano melodies that filter through "Meet me In Salt Lake City" but the sloppy drum hits give the track an unpolished idiosyncratic feel that's all too absent from contemporary disco tinged house. Soul Clap drag the track back towards proto house territory with a stripped to the bone warehouse rhythmic thrust running throughout, dark pulses of bass augmented by reverberant key stabs and subaqueous melodies. In contrast, the remix from Eddie C embellishes all the elements, dipping the track in a swathe of delightfully bubbling delay.
UTS 019
17 Jan 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Tom Sinder - (6:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Moody - (5:58) 113 BPM
UTS 003
30 Oct 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Crazy - (5:24) 115 BPM
   
Crazy (Bubble Club remix) - (6:31) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crazy (Walter Jones remix) - (6:07) 120 BPM
   
Crazy (Drrtyhaze remix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
UTS 015
25 Oct 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Donna Nook (original mix) - (7:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Donna Nook (Name In Lights remix) - (7:15) 115 BPM
   
Donna Nook (John Daly remix) - (5:59) 120 BPM
Played by: BRENDON P
Review: It's been a while since we last heard from Hotel Motel, the studio partnership of producer Alex Tapper and veteran DJ/journalist Bill Brewster. Here they return to Under The Shade after a two-year break. Like many UTS releases, "Donna Nook" sits somewhere between deep house and nu-disco, with alien melodies, classic garage organs and a formidable synth bassline sitting atop crispy disco percussion. Name In Lights deliver the first of two remixes, a breezy dub-disco take that casually flutters its way between the speakers. A solid package is completed by a classic deep house version from John Daly, whose chugging, melodic grooves are near-Balearic in their airy blissfulness.
UTS 032
02 Apr 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Paying The Price (original mix) - (7:26) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Novak (original mix) - (6:36) 112 BPM
   
Paying The Price (house mix) - (7:32) 120 BPM
   
Paying The Price (house instrumental mix) - (7:32) 120 BPM
Review: Following a handful of remixes and a wickedly old skool single for Home Taping Is Killing Music, Hotel Motel aka DJ History's Bill Brewster and production partner Andrew Tepper turn up on the ever-excellent Under The Shade imprint. The original version of "Paying The Price", featuring disco chanteuse Kathy Diamond, is the real killer. Diamond's immaculate vocal, boosted with just the amount of reverb and delay, sits atop a sparse, sparkling groove that's judged to perfection. That cowbell-heavy beat work perfectly with the nagging electro bassline and simple synth and guitar melodies - all, of course, dubbed to within an inch of their lives. You can bask in the loveliness of the groove thanks to the inclusion of "Novak", basically a reworked instrumental dub of the vocal original. The package is completed by vocal and instrumental house takes which offer solid alternatives for DJs of a more house-friendly persuasion. The vocal version, in particular, is worth a look, if only for the addition of a backing male vocal that adds an extra dimension to the mix.
UTS 018
10 Jan 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Magnetic Field - (6:43) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Magnetic Field (Off Key Hat remix) - (8:20) 122 BPM
   
Rear Window - (6:13) 113 BPM
   
Magnetic Field (Walter Jones remix) - (7:14) 115 BPM
Review: Our ears continue to be dazzled by Slovenian disco type Ichisan who makes an appearance on the ever great Under The Shade imprint after two great EPs on Solardisco and Airtight last year. "Magnetic Field" is a fine slice of soaring cosmic delight with a gentle chugging bass line propelling the floor friendly groove. Ichisan opts for a more electro boogie feel on "Rear Window," a slap bass odyssey with some exceptional synth stab action. Two masterful remixes round off a typically fine Under The Shade release. The Off Key Hat gets tweaked out on acid on their take of "Magnetic Field" whereas DFA dude Walter Jones goes for the deep chug with glorious dubbed out synths.
UTS 010
07 Jun 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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There Is Always Time To Change - (7:44) 112 BPM
   
There Is Always Time To Change (Andy Ash remix) - (7:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Love Is So Real - (7:39) 114 BPM
   
Witness The Invisible - (7:11) 112 BPM
UTS 030
24 Oct 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hot Contact - (6:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hot Contact (Ichisan remix) - (8:04) 120 BPM
   
Falling - (8:16) 115 BPM
   
Falling (Son Of Sound remix) - (5:43) 115 BPM
UTS 013
02 Aug 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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White Skyway - (9:04) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nocturn - (7:38) 114 BPM
UTS 006
19 Feb 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Intimate Stranger (extended mix) - (8:29) 121 BPM
   
Intimate Stranger (Fabrizio Mammarella remix) - (7:22) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Intimate Stranger (Mercury remix) - (6:41) 121 BPM
   
Intimate Stranger (Plastic Plates remix) - (5:34) 120 BPM
   
Intimate Stranger (instrumental) - (8:21) 121 BPM
Review: Gomma boss Munk (AKA producer Matthias Modica) has rarely strayed from the comforting bosom of his own imprint, so it's a surprise to see him popping up on Under The Shade. "Intimate Stranger" has an immediacy that suggests it could be a big dancefloor hit in coming months. Its' driving, classic house bassline and alien rave stabs work perfectly with the soaring, pitched-up female vocal and accompanying organs. There's a decent instrumental, too, for those who prefer their grooves stripped-back. Remix-wise, choose between the murky acid of Fabrizio Mammarella (our pick), the prog house-tinged beauty of Mercury's interpretation, or the electrofunk-goes-rave antics of Plastic Plates' dizzying rework. All are pretty hot.
UTS 042
17 Feb 14
Deep House
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Tropikal Mushrooms (Phoreski remix) - (6:53) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tropikal Mushrooms (original) - (8:20) 115 BPM
   
From Tropik To Space - (8:23) 115 BPM
   
From Tropik To Space (Mark E remix) - (5:46) 115 BPM
UTS 011
19 Jul 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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So Mr Leary (Richard Sen remix) - (7:10) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
So Mr Leary (Mushrooms Project remix) - (8:53) 118 BPM
   
So Mr Leary (Ray Mang remix) - (7:48) 118 BPM
UTS 016
15 Nov 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Touchdown (original mix) - (7:15) 120 BPM
   
Disco Touchdown (Dr Dunks remix) - (7:53) 120 BPM
   
Touch The Sky (E Track) - (7:37) 111 BPM
   
Touch The Sky (Eddie Mars remix) - (6:29) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Those who keep an eye on the more discerning end of the disco spectrum will know the Stockholm trio Name In Lights for their fine work on the FEED imprint, as well as gracing the good ship Wurst with a remix of Nick Chacona late last year. The latter should act as a beacon of taste, as does this full release for the always solid Under The Shade label which should see the trio gain wider appreciation. There's an undeniable quality to the deftness that lead track "Disco Touchdown" switches from the opening chunky disco groove into an even more substantial house bump replete with an all encompassing piano hook. Dr Dunks arrives next on remix duties and retains the originals' conceptual switch, growing from glistening dubby disco into something wholly more euphoric once the rising arpeggio pulse pushes its way to the fore. Up next, "Touch The Sky (E Track)" is a leaner groove, filled with expansive melodic touches that suddenly burst into a loose disco jaunt with a delightful vocal hook. Brooklynite Eddie Mars adds some nice electronic bass bounce to the track on a nicely paced cosmic shuffler of a remix.
UTS 029
03 Oct 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Close (original mix) - (7:23) 122 BPM
   
Close (Alphabet City mix) - (6:02) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Close (Ben Pearce remix) - (6:02) 122 BPM
   
Close (Son Of Sound dub) - (6:03) 122 BPM
UTS 033
02 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Night Vision (original 12' mix) - (6:36) 110 BPM
   
Night Vision (Brennan Green vocal mix) - (8:09) 123 BPM
   
Night Vision (Iron Curtis remix) - (7:45) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Night Vision (Ultracity Epic dub mix) - (7:29) 115 BPM
   
Night Vision (Brennan Green dub - digital exclusive) - (6:12) 123 BPM
Review: If a young George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley were transported via Delorean from Watford circa 1981 to modern day Brooklyn then they might settle down in Wburg and make the sort of glistening, groove ridden take on electronic disco that Native Underground specialise in. Or they might get the first flight back and audition for X Factor - we'll never know. Regardless, Native Underground's addition to the Under The Shade roster is a worthy successor to their debut release for Wurst last year, with the insistent arpeggios and sun licked Balearic guitars making "Night Vision" a perfect fit for repeat play in Petrcane this summer. There is a suitably fine supporting cast of remixers, with Native Underground's neighbour Brennan Green taking the lead on a revision that twists the track into an uptempo romp filled with loose jointed percussive flourishes - adding a hint of urgency to Javi Silva's vocal contribution. Elsewhere Iron Curtis excels, twisting the track towards a deep NJ garage flex with the vocals submerged far beneath a bassline lead that hugs the ankles - watch out for that big acid line that arrives midway through - and there's even a couple of dub versions included too.
UTS 024
30 May 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Real Connoisseur - "Nobody's Fool" (original mix) - (7:52) 124 BPM
   
Ben Pearce - "Just Enough" (original mix) - (6:27) 118 BPM
   
Real Connoisseur - "Nobody's Fool" (Ben Pearce remix) - (5:26) 124 BPM
   
Ben Pearce - "Just Enough" (Real Connoisseur remix) - (5:26) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Some bright spark at Under The Shade had the idea of offering a split EP from Ben Pearce and Real Connoisseur, getting each to remix the other's track. It's a neat idea, and one that guarantees a quartet of solid tracks. First, the originals. Real Connoisseur kicks things off with "Nobody's Fool", a sparse, bubbling jam that pits garage-influenced drums against acid-era low end and some superb cut-up vocal samples. Pearce's "Just Enough" is a deep, heady, intoxicating affair, all long, drawn out chords, tech-house influenced synths and drifting vocal samples. Pearce's remix of "Nobody's Fool" gives it a massive kick up the backside thanks to some big organs and sweaty drums, while Real Connoisseur's rework of "Just Enough" turns it into a simmering garage/powder house blend.
UTS041
01 Jul 13
Deep House
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Dancing In Time (original mix) - (7:03) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dancing In Time (Mugwump remix) - (7:39) 120 BPM
   
Dancing In Time (No Regular Play remix) - (7:17) 120 BPM
   
Dancing In Time (Bop & Daniele B remix) - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
Dancing In Time (Mugwump dub) - (7:04) 120 BPM
Review: Across a multiplicity of releases and remixes on labels such as ThisIsNotAnExit, RVNG INTL and Lo there's always been a unique quality to the music of Pink Stallone that's been hard to pin down and slap an easily digestible label on. A deft combination of classic song writing and eminently danceable rhythms that stay close to the 4/4 axis yet contain a distinctly liquid feel is the best way to describe the New Jersey musicians' latest production in tow with singer Joey Washington - the elastic, twilight delight that is "Dancing In Time". Another gold star in the Under The Shade release schedule, the slow burn of the original is complemented by a stack of fine remixes. Mugwump call shotgun with a decidedly low slung revision that places the emphasis squarely on how deep the bassline can grab your guts - a pleasantly reserved effort from the Belgian duo, who also contribute a dub version. Wolf + Lamb duo No Regular Play opt for the more percussive approach, with stuttering patterns augmented by some dizzying subaqueous chord patterns in the early moments, though the vocals signal a shift into something wholly more satisfying.
UTS 027
22 Aug 11
Deep House
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Mine (Eddie Mars remix) - (7:10) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mine (The Revenge Mining mix) - (7:08) 112 BPM
   
Mine (original mix) - (5:40) 113 BPM
   
Mine (Sas remix) - (8:21) 122 BPM
Review: Further ensconcing themselves in the Under The Shade family, Pink Stallone present a second single on the label which sees the act swell their numbers with the addition of Vietcong Disco's Eddie Mars. Once again featuring the vocal swagger of Joey Washington, "Mine" is perhaps the finest Pink Stallone production to date, a low centre of gravity chugger filled with intergalactic funk overtones. Eddie Mars himself contributes a remix that effortlessly veers from shimmering disco to 808 heavy acid within the space of the track, whilst there are further remixes enclosed from SAS and The Revenge. The former's effort is aligned to their endeavours for the Foot & Mouth imprint, all loose drums, elastic bass and subaqueous vocal treatment, whilst our Graeme comes through with a trademark Revenge remix, heavily stripped back disco dub brilliance.
UTS 031
28 Nov 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feel It Burn (feat Miss Bee - Ray Mang remix) - (7:49) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feel It Burn (feat Miss Bee - Mario Basanov remix) - (6:46) 115 BPM
   
Feel It Burn (feat Miss Bee - original) - (7:51) 100 BPM
   
Panzerotti (Bonar Bradberry remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
Review: The newly rebranded Under The Shade come correct with the latest disco talent to surface from the prodigious shores of Italy. Rampi has form, having contributed bass duties to several tracks for The Heels Of Love and his debut solo endeavour certainly impresses. Revolving around a languid beat and an analogue bassline that gets stretched out brilliantly, "Feel It Burn" is made all that more special by the soft vocal turn from UTS acolyte Miss Bee. UTS regulars Ray Mang and Mario Basanov step up for remix duties - the former adds some crunch to the beat and really goes to town on that grinding analogue bass, whilst the Lithuanian goes for a glistening house refix that's underpinned by an electrofunk bassline Dam Funk would applaud. Furthermore, Bonar Bradberry dusts off his cowbell for an uptempo dextrous and thumping disco take on another Rampi production "Panzerotti" which should be filed under Class A Coconut Shaker.
UTS 023
25 Apr 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Games - (5:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It Doesn't Matter - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
Blinders - (7:18) 123 BPM
Played by: Sean Roman, BlackHeart
Review: Pinning down Canadian producer Sean Roman can be tricky. At times, his productions glisten with a hazy disco sensibility, while at others they recall the powdery fluidity of Art Department and the Visionquest crew. Here, he pops up on the ever-reliable Under The Shade imprint with a trio of touchy-feely tracks variously influenced by electrofunk, classic house, synth-pop, UK bass and Italo. While "Games" - all undulating synth bass, hazy vocals, subtle disco guitars and baggy groove - has the most crossover potential, it's the string-laden, late night bounce of "It Doesn't Matter". This soft focus rave revival theme is continued on "Blinders", which drapes exotic samples and dense percussion over a booming UK garage groove.
UTS 043
19 May 14
Deep House
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What Am I Gonna Do? (dub mix) - (3:50) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Ilija Rudman continues his love affair with 80s disco with a dubbed out reworked version of Tafuri's 1989 Sleeping Bag house classic.This dub sticks with the repeated chorus rather than a full vocal, backed by a throbbing electronic bass and a smattering of percussion with light keyboard and dreamy synth touches.
UTS 008
26 Apr 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Casual Joys (original mix) - (6:59) 115 BPM
   
Casual Joys (Pete Herbert remix) - (6:05) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Casual Joys (Mark E remix) - (7:44) 115 BPM
   
Casual Joys (instrumental) - (4:28) 115 BPM
   
Casual Joys (Jacques Renault) - (6:38) 123 BPM
UTS 005
30 Nov 09
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Augusta (feat Patriarca - original mix) - (6:23) 124 BPM
   
Augusta (feat Patriarca - Toomy Disco remix) - (6:34) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ocean Blur (original mix) - (6:35) 109 BPM
   
Ocean Blur (Name In Lights remix) - (6:05) 109 BPM
   
Ocean Blur (Sean Roman remix) - (6:19) 118 BPM
Review: It's been a while since we last heard from former 2020 Vision stalwarts Silver City, AKA Argentinean producers Fernando Pulichino and Julian Sanza. Thankfully, time doesn't seem to have dented their dancefloor instincts. "Augusta", their first single since 2008, is typical of their style, fusing live drums and punk-funk bass with moody pianos, a dash of acid tweakery and a sprinkling of nu-disco synths. "Ocean Blur" goes deeper and groovier, sounding not unlike an Electronic or New Order instrumental after several hours baking in the summer sun. Of the three included remixes, it's the Name In Lights version of "Ocean Blur" that most impresses, thanks largely to a chugging analogue groove and twinkling pianos.
UTS 036
09 Jul 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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One To Pray To (Beg To Differ remix - feat Snax) - (7:25) 119 BPM
   
One To Pray To (original - feat Snax) - (5:37) 115 BPM
   
Fire Dance (original) - (7:54) 120 BPM
   
Fire Dance (Ray Mang remix) - (7:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
One To Pray To (Beg To Differ instrumental) - (7:21) 119 BPM
Review: Self-proclaimed "King of Kong" Maximillian Skiba pitches up on the mighty Under The Shade with a memorable EP. While Snax collaboration "One To Pray To" is good - and Beg To Differ's excellent electrofunk re-jig even better - it's "Fire Dance" that's the real-standout. It's undoubtedly one of the Polish producer's best tracks yet - a riotous collision of original disco flavour (clavinets, rubbery live bass etc) and noughties nu-disco chops (synth strings, tinkling pianos, cascading electronics etc). There's a sturdy Ray Mang remix, too, which adds a thick synth bassline and some excellent dub effects for a rock-solid dancefloor feel. Both are proper disco killers.
UTS 020
21 Feb 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Just One Touch (original mix) - (7:21) 117 BPM
   
Just One Touch (The Mekanism remix) - (5:54) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Just One Touch (Francis Inferno Orchestra remix) - (8:19) 121 BPM
   
Just One Touch (instrumental mix) - (7:21) 117 BPM
Review: Having made his name with some impressive edits, Portugal's Social Disco Club is now pushing on as a producer of suitably atmospheric deep house jams. "Just One Touch" sees him pop up on the always reliable Under The Shade imprint with the sort of warm, touchy-feely, piano-heavy vocal that will have dancers reaching for the lazers in no time. As usual, Under The Shade are on-point with their choice of remixers. First, The Mekanism give the original some bumpin', garage-influenced swing - all fluid electric pianos and drawn-out chords - before Francis Inferno Orchestro goes all dark, tribal and intoxicating. With an instrumental thrown in for good measure, there's plenty to get excited about.
UTS 037
01 Oct 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Try (original - Miss Bee vocals) - (9:25) 107 BPM
   
The Try (The Off Key Hat remix) - (5:26) 107 BPM
   
Highway 24 - (9:03) 117 BPM
   
Highway 1 - (6:03) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
UTS 009
10 May 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Static Friction (original mix) - (7:04) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Static Friction (Mario Basanov remix) - (5:40) 115 BPM
   
Static Friction (Alphabet City remix) - (5:55) 115 BPM
   
Disco Lights (original mix) - (6:34) 110 BPM
Review: The continual ascent of Argentina dwelling disco deviant Toomydisco is charted further by the producer's debut appearance on Under The Shade in the company of some fine remixes. Possibly the most potent example of the power of Soundcloud, in little over a year Toomy Disco has graduated from releasing productions via the website to dropping disco heat on some truly stush imprints. "Static Marauder" finds the Buenos Aires resident in languid form, pushing out shimmering disco rhythms over a bubbling 808 flecked groove that sits perfectly amidst your warm-up armoury. The accompanying remix from Mario Basanov is much more spritely, with excellent rhythmic stabs and vocal intonations riding the flexing live disco beat with satisfying aplomb - just wait for the explosion of pianos! Alphabet City also remixes the track, showing off his talent for crafting loopy hypnosis and cascading showers of analogue texture. Another original track in the shape of "Disco Lights" ends this release on a decidedly Gatekeeper-go-Balearic vibe.
UTS 026
25 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Every Second (feat Javi) - (4:50) 120 BPM
   
Every Second (feat Javi - Bronx remix) - (7:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ain't You (Downtown Party Network remix) - (6:34) 120 BPM
   
Ain't You - (7:57) 120 BPM
Review: Rather than plunder the early 80s electro end of synth pop, Wichniowski seem to be more influenced by the glossy productions of the end of that decade. Specifically on "Every Second" by um, Johnny Hates Jazz. Wait! Don't leave! Give it a chance and you'll find yourself seduced by the shimmering synth work and impossibly catchy effete vocal melody. Or maybe the surprisingly authentic sounding Balearica of "Ain't You" will grab you. If you're really looking for club action though, we guarantee that if Bronx's euphonic piano house mix doesn't do it for you, DPN's filthy house growler totally will.
UTS 039
03 Jun 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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