Fluto - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
The Light - (6:28) 125 BPM
Played by: Dj XS (FVUK), RSS Disco
Review: Dusty, slammed down disco-house cosmiq. Whatever you wanna call it; space western discoteque pop from the techno future is still fun too. With dub trailing atmospheres streaking across the face of tracks like "The Light", all three here surf the skywaves of Detroit techno and Chicago house, lifting key notes and aquatic stabs from somewhere deeper in between too. Ripping key-tars and twangs bring the funk in "Volpi Polari" with "Fluto" going to Eiffel tower heights of Jean Michelle Jarre trance and '90s warehouse beats to lift you high.
PLAYRJC 058D
10 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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So Tight - (5:59) 125 BPM
Review: It feels like barely any time has passed since Javi Frias last set our bags alight with "Just Give It Up", but he's back once more on his own Night Shift with more of those oh-so-cool edits to share with the world. The strain of disco funk he's digging into on this EP is just sublime, particularly with the self-explanatory "Party Music" and sweet string sizzle of "Keep On". Following, there's a fiercer uptempo slant to "So Tight" and a more classic soul feel to "Everything" - one to bring a crowd together in a moment of heartfelt expression whether they know the words or not.
SHIFT 006
03 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Ketiov - "Guiri" - (5:12) 126 BPM
   
Throwing Snow - "Remainisce" - (5:10) 125 BPM
   
Man Power - "Redux" - (8:38) 126 BPM
   
Xinner aka Robotron - "Aurora" - (6:39) 127 BPM
   
Norwell - "Sphere" - (6:09) 127 BPM
RVRT 015XMAX
24 Dec 19
Deep House
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Disco Train - (6:25) 125 BPM
Review: After a collaboration with label staple (and all round German legend) Mousse T recently, Sebastian Doering aka Lovebirds decided to come back to Peppermint Jam with another EP. The Hamburg based producer (and Teardrop label boss) presents the charmingly titled 'New Shit Has Come To Light' which serves up three expressions in timeless deep house - and are as sexy and emotive as you like it! From the sensual late night mood music of "Glove", to the evocative breaks-driven vocal charmer "Da Sixty" and the funky sun-kissed soul power of "Disco Train" closing out this fine EP.
PJMS 0237
20 Dec 19
Deep House
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Arthur Baker - "Reachin'" (feat Minnie Gardner - Hifi Sean & Yam Who's edit) - (7:14) 126 BPM
   
Lenny Fontana/Shirley Lites - "Fire" (Ron Carroll's Disko Vibe) - (5:58) 125 BPM
   
Babert/Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue - "Good Lyfe" (Alax Dixon remix) - (6:19) 126 BPM
   
Record Playerz - "Hi NRG" (Inflagranti remix) - (5:53) 126 BPM
   
Ziggy Phunk - "Boogie Movements" - (6:45) 126 BPM
Review: As the year comes to a close, labels are naturally offering up celebratory compilations showcasing their strongest releases of 2019. The latest comes from Midnight Riot, a prolific imprint that rarely fails to serve up the fieriest contemporary disco heat. As you'd expect, the 26-track selection includes a blend of superb original productions (the nu-disco soul warmth of Jack Tyson Charles' "Glory", Alton Edwards sweaty, synth-bass propelled boogie-house gem "I Just Wanna Spend Time With You", the swirling disco headiness of Arthur Baker's "Reachin' Out") and re-edits/reworks (Dr Packer's gospel boogie revision "The Power", C Da Afro's disco-funk slammer "Party Purpose" and the suitably celebratory "Boogie On Time" by Ladies On Mars). As you'd expect, the quality threshold remains impressively high throughout.
MIDRIOTFINEST 2019
13 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
DJ Die & Pinch - "Jungle Reflection" (original mix) - (4:19) 128 BPM
GF 031
13 Dec 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Various
   
Z Factor - "Gotta Keep Pushin'" (Grant Nelson remix) - (6:12) 125 BPM
Review: This excellent collection from Z Records draws together some of boss man Joey Negro's favourite label cuts of 2019, many of which he of course had a hand in either producing or remixing. There are naturally tons of superb multi-track remixes of disco gems old and new (see the versions of the O'Jays, Delia Renee, Tamiko Jones and Double Exposure), as well as fresh revisions of vintage Joey Negro house productions under other aliases (Doug Willis, Z Factor, Foreal People) and a swathe of killer cuts that join the dots between disco and house (Sunkids and Chance, Four80 East and CeCe Peniston, Bobby D'Ambrosia and Michelle Weeks). Throw in tracks and remixes from the likes of Fouk, Crackazat and Lay-Far and you have a superb collection of peak-time-ready workouts.
ZEDDCD 048DD
06 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rhythm & Waves - (6:29) 125 BPM
Review: With "Rhythm & Waves", Russian producer Sunner Soul seems to be daydreaming of sunnier and warmer times. There's certainly something suitably sun-kissed about the title track, which gently beefs up and re-arranges a bouncy, Clavinet-heavy chunk of groovy disco-funk that comes smothered in atmospheric party sounds. The tighter, slap bass-sporting "Universal Disco" explores similar sonic territory, while "Red Hot Disco" sees him layer up the percussion and filter sweeps on a joyful, mid-set workout. Elsewhere, "Let's Somebody Love" is a soaring slice up tooled-up disco-soul and "Get ready With Me" is a fine slab of string-laden boogie brilliance that sounds like it was beamed down from a distant disco planet.
VMR 074
02 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Bushbaby - "She Knows It" - (6:29) 125 BPM
   
Mofaux - "Maybe Someday" - (4:38) 126 BPM
   
Tengu - "Bacardi Breezer" - (4:41) 126 BPM
Review: The Southpoint unit have had yet another sparkling year, with their sound constantly evolving at the forefront of UK bass music's ever expanding boundaries and parameters. This year they have taken it to the next level, with the seventh edition of their 'Southpoint Presents' series launching across all platforms, including bangers from the likes of KXVU, Jakebob, Bushbaby, Muttley, Moony, Mofaux, Dunman, Drax, Movement, Tengu and more. We also see Presents debuts for the likes of MPH, On1, Negativ and Daffy, arguably rendering their strongest compilation in the series.
STPT 058
24 Dec 19
UK Garage
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Jack Junior - "Someone 2 Hold" - (3:58) 129 BPM
Review: If we were to give an award for label of the year based entirely on consistency, it would be hard to see Four40 not running away with it as they finally round off what has been an untouchable year with one last killer compilation. Royal Flush takes the role of compiler on this one, pulling in some scorchers from the likes of Soulecta, ZeroFG, Jack Junior, Tuff Culture, Earthnut and of course Royal Flush himself. There are a couple of tracks here we feel really hold their own amongst a stacked line up, with Pavv's classic sounding '3210' being one of them, alongside 'Guilty Twitches' from Ozwald and the choppy vibes of 'Love Is Coming' from the legendary EL-B.
FF 204
20 Dec 19
UK Garage
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Feelin Good (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
Review: We were rather astonished to discover that "24/7 Love Affair" is Michael Baumann's first album as Soulphiction for 11 years. We were a little less surprised to find that it's superb. In fact, we'd go as far as to say that it could be considered a "best practice" example of the kind of loose, sample-heavy, soul-fired deep house that is all the rage right now. Yet the album's epic length - it comprises no less than 17 tracks - also allows Baumann to mix it up a little too, with a swathe of ocean-deep club jams being joined by search diversions as the morning-fresh broken beat loveliness of "Jus Listen", the stomping disco-funk of "The Mood", the bustling breakbeats of "A Freak" and the blazed instrumental hip-hop of "Good Night Ema".
LTCD 013
29 Nov 19
Deep House
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Jack Back vs Cevin Fisher - "2000 Freaks Come Out" (extended mix) - (6:40) 125 BPM
   
Leftwing/Kody - "I Feel It" (extended mix) - (5:52) 126 BPM
   
KC Lights - "SOL" (extended mix) - (5:08) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hannah Wants & Kevin Knapp - "Call Me" (extended mix) - (5:51) 126 BPM
   
Illyus & Barrientos - "Shout" (extended mix) - (5:42) 125 BPM
   
Booka Shade - "Trespass 2019" (Mark Knight extended mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
Ben Remember - "It Ain't Easy" (extended mix) - (6:27) 125 BPM
   
Eli Brown - "Always" (extended mix) - (5:23) 125 BPM
   
Amine Edge & Dance - "Baby Don't Go" (extended mix) - (5:38) 125 BPM
   
Mark Knight vs Mr Roy - "Something About U" (extended mix) - (6:57) 125 BPM
   
Todd Terry & Tuff London - "Psychodrama" (feat Jasmien Nanhekhan - extended mix) - (7:04) 125 BPM
   
Maxinne - "Just Wanna" (extended mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
Siege vs Cevin Fisher - "Consciousness" (extended mix) - (6:07) 126 BPM
   
Sharam Jey & Andruss - "Right Back" (feat Dewitt Sound - extended mix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
   
Tube & Berger - "Guess Who's Jack" (extended mix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
   
Tuff London - "Something" (extended mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
   
Huxley - "Made Up My Mind" (extended mix) - (5:42) 125 BPM
   
Martin Ikin - "Following" (feat Hayley May - extended mix) - (5:51) 126 BPM
   
Dakar - "Hold Fast" (extended mix) - (6:04) 125 BPM
   
Dale Howard - "Rogue Keys" (extended mix) - (7:25) 125 BPM
   
Illyus & Barrientos - "The One" (extended mix) - (5:50) 125 BPM
   
Ben Remember - "Wurkin" (extended mix) - (6:42) 125 BPM
   
Siege - "Thinking" (extended mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
   
Dosem - "Unfolding" (extended mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
DJ PP & Sean Finn - "Vision Of Love" (extended mix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
   
Mant - "Lonely Days" (feat Hayla - extended mix) - (7:03) 126 BPM
   
DJ SKT - "Raindrops" (extended mix) - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Andrew Meller - "2000 Souls" (extended mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
   
Simon Kidzoo - "Gah Damn" (extended mix) - (5:39) 125 BPM
   
Mike Ivy/Luv Junkie & DJ Gomi - "Touch" (Frederick & Kusse extended mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
Dombresky & Lucati - "Like This" (extended mix) - (4:36) 125 BPM
   
Fabio Neural & DJ Fronter - "Remeniss" (extended mix) - (6:04) 126 BPM
   
Husko - "Strange" (extended mix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
Review: It has been quite a year for the Toolroom institution. Celebrating their 15th birthday last year, they weren't ones to rest on their laurels, instead going full steam ahead with a bunch of genre defining compilations this year. But most importantly they have been instrumental in the comeback of funky house after a 20 year dormancy, with killer releases by the likes of Weiss, Cashio and boss man Mark Knight himself. Add to that one banging party at Chicago Social Club for Amsterdam Dance Event and it's evident that these guys are proper 24 hour party people. With a glorious year sadly coming to an end, celebrate a wonderful one that was on Best Of Toolroom 2019 with highlights not limited to: the rework of the Cevin Fisher classic "Freaks Come Out" by Jack Back, Hannah Wants & Kevin Knapp's deep down and dirty "Call Me" (extended mix), UK heroes Alan Fitzpatrick & Wheats delivering the certified banger "M27" and New York legend Todd Terry teaming up with Tuff London on "Psychodrama" featuring Jasmien Nanhekhan. If that was not enough, ascendant producer Maxinne delivers two mixes compiling all the tracks: one smooth House mix followed by a thumping Tech House mix.
TOOL 85801Z
22 Nov 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Strong Feeling - (7:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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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Destination Mars (Raxon remix) - (6:23) 128 BPM
   
Destination Mars (Shall Ocin remix) - (7:07) 128 BPM
Review: Produced in the early part of this year, "Destination Mars" marks Maceo Plex's terrific return to Drumcode for the first time since 2014. The track is a powerful main room thriller: steely and barrelling with equal parts tension and suspense, plus featuring vocals by the legendary Josh Wink of Ovum Recordings. On the remix front, we have label staple Raxon delivering a slinky and adrenalised rework which sees the Emirati producer at the top his production game, while the hypnotic perspective by Argentina's Shall Ocin is perfect for those heads down moments - and will draw you further down into the vortex.
DC 216
23 Dec 19
Techno
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Everything Matters (Aiobahn remix) - (3:58) 128 BPM
   
Lift Me From The Ground (feat Sofie Winterson - Manila Killa remix) - (4:35) 128 BPM
   
Forever Free (feat Duskus - Janee remix) - (2:55) 126 BPM
BBX 0241
10 Jan 20
Progressive House
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Razor X Hamdi - "What You Gonna Do" (Prod Retrospect) - (4:34) 128 BPM
Review: 2019 has been a resounding success for the 1Forty imprint, with a fantastic run of releases under their belt across the realms of multiple different genres. Today we check out their last drop of 2019 as they continue their run of funky and garage compilations. Firstly, they bring together both Muder He Wrote and Logan for a tasty roller by the name of 'Worthwhile', before Razor & Hamdi bring down the vocal fire over Retrospects funky infused 'What You Gonna Do'. Next, the vocal flavours and nostalgic chords come to life in Higgo's smooth UKG smash entitled 'Soul 2 Soul' before LR Groove & Dryman conclude proceedings with 'Life Form', a stomping, carnival-ready creation!
1FFNG 004
16 Dec 19
UK Garage
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Welcome To Ohio - (5:44) 125 BPM
   
That's What U R - (6:26) 126 BPM
   
Forever Pimpin' - (5:33) 127 BPM
   
Supersally - (5:06) 128 BPM
   
Yo - (5:55) 126 BPM
   
4th Sign - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
Tokyo Nights - (6:21) 126 BPM
   
EGo - (6:40) 125 BPM
RBCD 74
20 Dec 19
Deep House
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C Da Afro & JB Boogie - "One Minute For Love" (original mix) - (6:41) 127 BPM
Played by: Vincent Inc
Review: If the January blues have hit you hard, we'd suggest diving into this celebratory label compilation from Springbok Records. At 15 tracks deep it's something of an epic, with the collected cuts blurring the boundaries between re-edits, remixes and original productions. There's plenty of chunky, filter-heavy disco-house cuts to be found throughout, with highlights including Andy Bach's piano-laden "Systematic", the bassline-driven brilliance of Curtis Scott's "The Truth" and the livewire peak-time excitement of Moggy Bee's "Satisfaction, Body Action", which breathes new life into a boogie-era disco classic. Elsewhere there are rock solid re-edits from Hp Vince, J.B Boogie, C Da Afro and Dave Leatherman and Bruce Nolan.
SBK 179
13 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Music For Clubs (feat Lorenz Rhode) - (6:30) 125 BPM
Review: Detroit Swindle is amongst the most reliable artists operating in the overgrown no-man's-land between house, disco and boogie. That much is confirmed by "The Life Behind Things", which marks their first outing on Heist since last year's "High Life" LP. Title track "The Life Behind Things" is positive, ear-pleasing and dancefloor friendly, with the experienced pair peppering bouncy beats and thickset synth bass with joyous organ riffs (reminiscent of those found on Timmy Thomas soul classic "Why Can't We Live Together"), wobbly acid lines, jaunty piano stabs and female vocal snippets. Lorenz Rhode collaboration "Music For Clubs" is arguably even more rush inducing in its retro-futurist piano house intent, while Isoul8's remix of the title track is a swirling, soulful and decidedly tactile chunk of deep house brilliance.
HEIST 041
28 Oct 19
Deep House
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Various
   
Andrew Meller - "Born Slippy" (Reincarnation edit) - (4:09) 125 BPM
   
Kevin McKay & Marco Anzalone - "Technologic" (original mix) - (4:36) 126 BPM
   
Joshwa (UK) - "You're Not Alone" (Club edit) - (4:17) 125 BPM
   
Kevin McKay & Start The Party - "I Feel Love" (original mix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
   
Mendo - "Shine A Light" (original mix) - (3:59) 125 BPM
   
Robbie Rivera & Billy Paul W. - "Sex" (Matt Sassari remix) - (3:34) 126 BPM
   
Junior Jack - "E Samba" (Matt Sassari remix) - (3:52) 126 BPM
   
Midnight City - "Say Hello" (original mix) - (3:26) 126 BPM
   
CASSIMM & IDA FLO - "Best Friend" (original mix) - (3:33) 126 BPM
   
Matt Sassari - "Your Body" (original mix) - (3:09) 128 BPM
   
Hyslop - "What We Gonna Do" (original mix) - (3:40) 125 BPM
   
Peter Brown & The Cube Guys - "Do You Want To Play House" (original mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
   
Kevin McKay & Matt Fontaine - "Get Get Down" (original mix) - (5:27) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Reblok - "Fire" (original mix) - (3:15) 128 BPM
   
Sam Dexter - "Tell Me" (Marco Anzalone remix) - (3:03) 126 BPM
   
Husko & AP - "One Night Stand" (original mix) - (3:50) 125 BPM
   
Elliot Fitch - "The Tribe" (original mix) - (4:01) 125 BPM
   
Kevin McKay & Marco Anzalone - "Technologic" (Kevin's ViP edit) - (3:35) 126 BPM
   
Husko & Elliot Fitch - "Desert Sun" (original mix) - (3:50) 125 BPM
   
Pinto (NYC) - "Closer" (original mix) - (6:20) 126 BPM
   
Kevin McKay - "Fever Called Love" (original mix) - (4:28) 126 BPM
   
The Cube Guys & Olav Basoski - "Disko Selekta" (original mix) - (3:27) 125 BPM
   
Nautica (UK) - "Take You Down" (original mix) - (2:34) 127 BPM
   
David Jackson - "Insane" (original mix) - (7:06) 125 BPM
   
ADYN - "Touch Me" (original mix) - (3:51) 125 BPM
   
Joshwa (UK) - "Do Your Thing" (original mix) - (3:43) 125 BPM
   
Sam Dexter - "Share A Little Ecstasy" (Midnight City remix) - (5:07) 126 BPM
   
DJ Mes & Rescue - "We Get High" (original mix) - (4:36) 125 BPM
   
Dirtydisco & Adam Nova - "Blow My Mind" (original mix) - (3:12) 126 BPM
   
Joshwa (UK) - "Bang" (original mix) - (6:18) 125 BPM
   
Romanthony - "Let Me Show You Love" (Flashmob remix) - (6:48) 125 BPM
   
Lenn & Lexx - "Get The Party Started" (Club mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
GU 450Z
27 Dec 19
Funky/Club House
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South Street Player - "(Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind?" (The Club mix) - (8:20) 126 BPM
   
George Morel - "Let's Groove" - (6:57) 125 BPM
   
Armand Van Helden - "Witch Doktor" - (6:46) 126 BPM
   
Josh Wink - "Higher State Of Consciousness" (Tweekin Acid Funk mix) - (6:17) 126 BPM
   
Planet Soul - "Set U Free" (Fever mix) - (9:49) 126 BPM
   
Lil' Mo' Yin Yang - "Reach" (Little "More" mix) - (7:52) 126 BPM
   
Black Magic - "Freedom" (Make It Funky - Color 1 On & On Strong vocal mix) - (13:37) 125 BPM
   
Ultra Nate - "Free" - (5:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Powerhouse - "What You Need" (feat Duane Harden - full Intention Power mix) - (8:08) 126 BPM
   
Wamdue Project - "King Of My Castle" (Roy Malone's King mix) - (4:58) 125 BPM
   
Dennis Ferrer - "Sinfonia Della Notte" - (7:24) 126 BPM
405053 8596519
13 Dec 19
Deep House
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Brightest Lights (feat POLICA) - (6:52) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brightest Lights (feat POLICA - edit) - (4:01) 125 BPM
Review: Two years on from his last album-length outing under the Lane 8 alias, tech house/progressive house fusionist Daniel Goldstein returns with an action-packed set featuring a mixture of songs and instrumentals. "Brightest Lights" is melodious, imaginative and musically intricate, with Goldstein effortlessly jogging between sun-baked mid-tempo workouts, icy synth-pop influenced goodness, cheery dancefloor workouts and the kind of glistening electronic goodness that sounds as good on the radio as it does in the club. At a notably dull and depressing time of the year, this kind of celebratory musical positivity is more than welcome.
TNHLP 002D
10 Jan 20
Deep House
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Various/Solee
   
Solee - "Life On Mars" - (8:57) 125 BPM
   
Alyne - "No One Saves You" - (8:40) 126 BPM
   
Oliver Winters - "Obscurity" - (6:47) 125 BPM
   
Room Service (DE) - "White Line" - (7:41) 125 BPM
PARQUETCOMP 031
06 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Hungry Child (Popof remix) - (6:26) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hungry Child (Makeness remix) - (6:45) 127 BPM
   
Hungry Child (KiNK mix) - (5:41) 127 BPM
   
Hungry Child (KiNK mix edit) - (3:56) 127 BPM
   
Melody Of Love (Marquis Hawkes remix) - (6:38) 127 BPM
   
Spell (Gerry Read remix) - (4:57) 126 BPM
DOMDIG 489
13 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Body Language Pro - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
Let Me Come Into Your Life - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
The Lone Dancer - (6:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Next on Sleazy McQueen's ever reliable Lovedancing label is a proper stalwart of the New York City music scene who should need no introduction - the one the only The Juan Maclean. On his new EP The Lone Dancer, get stoned into the groove of the infectious disco house stomper "Body Language Pro" which then receives a worthy rework by label main man McQueen in collaboration with Cole Medina, and followed by the lo slung boogie down antics of "Let Me Come Into Your Life".
LD 11
15 Nov 19
Funky/Club House
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I Do It Naturally - (5:46) 125 BPM
Played by: BURNIE
Review: Following a run of vinyl-only EPs on Automatic Writing, Negentropy and Butter Side Up, Sweely returns to the digital domain via his first EP for Distant Hawaii for over two years. He kicks things off by lacing distant female vocal samples and ultra-deep chords over a techno-tempo speed garage beat on "You Can Try This", before wrapping squelching, acid-style electronics and doom-laden chords around a bouncy drums on "Feeling Cozy". The four-to-the-floor garage influences return on the Grant Nelson-doing-deep house flex of "I Do It Naturally", while closing cut "The Never Ending Groove" is a pleasingly elastic jog through jazzy deep house territory.
HAWAII 019
20 Dec 19
Deep House
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It's The Freqqin' Weekend - (7:41) 125 BPM
Review: Multi-track maestro Pete Le Freq is back with a third selection of hot-to-trot reworks created using original vocals and instrumentation from a range of disco and boogie-era cuts. He successfully teases and filters out the Jackson Sisters on "Refreq'ed Miracle", before putting his stamp on Phreek's Patrick Adams-produced Paradise Garage anthem, "Weekend". He then delivers two storming cuts based on Dan Hartman's "Relight My Fire": an extended instrumental ("Pete's Got Vertigo") and a sing-along version with added Loleatta Holloway ("Relight Dan's Fire"). Elsewhere, he successfully tampers with a Salsoul classic ("Twenty Percent") and sticks a bouncy house beat beneath a string-laden disco classic ("Luv Town").
ALPACA 069X
09 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Enamour - "Amnesia" (original mix) - (6:14) 125 BPM
   
Christian Bonori - "State Of Mind" (Citizen Kain remix) - (8:00) 125 BPM
   
Sharam - "Exodus" (original mix) - (8:01) 126 BPM
   
Sinisa Tamamovic - "Rings" (Egbert remix) - (7:31) 129 BPM
   
CJ Jeff - "Eye Contact" (Mathias Kaden's full Contact remix) - (6:21) 127 BPM
Played by: Deep Dish
Review: Fill yer boots for the ravers out there that ain't no stranger to the club and kick drums, yer tech house fillings are here, a whole year's worth. Deep Dish's label out of Washington has been prolific as always on the release front this year with a stream on sunwashed Ibiza compilations coming out alongside EPs from CJ Jeff, Olivier Giacomotto and Sinisa Tamamovic to name a few, all of which feature here. Alongside other influential label member Sharam, Made By Pete delivers two cuts with the synth driven "Hawkins" and Enamours' deep tribal mix to "Aikido". Our pick though being Dubspeeka's remix to Sharam's "Secret Parkway" which sounds like a 2019 remake of Mike Huckaby's legendary track "Sandcastle".
YRD 057
10 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Rewire (original mix) - (7:19) 128 BPM
   
Rewire (Relix remix) - (6:47) 128 BPM
Review: Making his first appearance on Constant Sound, Subb-An comes correct with the deadly breaks flow of "Access" that pivots neatly between bass music and the minimal house blueprint. "Rewire" is a much lighter affair thanks to a classy chord sound that modulates at the core of the track, bringing a melodic hook into the mix to wonderful effect. Burnski and Michael James then team up as Relic to deliver a remix of "Rewire" that's heavy on the funk, doing a great job of tweaking that chord line and pouring some serious heft into the lower regions of the frequency range.
CS 019
10 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Last Song (Catz 'n Dogz remix) - (5:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: RSS Disco
Review: Cologne cronies ANDHIM add some bells and whistles to a vinyl only release they did last year on top of some new touches to their Buenos Aires EP. Pitched down monotonous rave tones spring to life in an acid tripping remix to "Duno" - getting all UK hardcore on your ass - with Polish duo Catz n Dogz building their drum machines, percussion layovers and white noise build ups to dramatic effect that extend themselves into tearing basslines and tropical crescendos. Benjamin Frohlich also chooses an exotic route in his remix to "Aires", with a spiralling arpeggiator and fluctuating keys pumping in sweet unison and melody.
SF 10
10 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Parris Mitchell & Nina Kraviz - "Feel My Butterfly" (Ghetto Acid mix) - (7:27) 129 BPM
   
CamelPhat & Riva Starr - "Crystal Clear" (feat Ursula Rucker - original mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "The Way" (original mix) - (5:33) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Craig Williams - "Don't Let Go" (feat Vula - Josh Butler remix) - (6:18) 128 BPM
   
Riva Starr & Arthur Baker - "Now Hands Clap" (original mix) - (6:18) 128 BPM
   
Hector Couto - "Fly It Off" (original mix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
Riva Starr - "Feel It" (original mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
   
Riva Starr - "Around Me" (feat Dajae - original mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
   
Jay De Lys - "Basketball" (original mix) - (7:26) 125 BPM
   
Ramin Rezaie - "Werkin'" (original mix) - (6:42) 125 BPM
   
CamelPhat & Riva Starr - "Electricity" (feat Mikey V - original mix) - (7:58) 125 BPM
   
Sorley - "She Freeks" (original mix) - (6:58) 125 BPM
   
Aliens Bad Brothers & Big Martino & Stephan Barbieri - "It's Family" (original mix) - (7:03) 126 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "It Feels" (original mix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
   
SYAP - "Madness" (original mix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
   
Leon (Italy) & Shaf Huse - "Get Back" (original mix) - (6:13) 126 BPM
   
Stefano Kosa - "Last Call" (original mix) - (7:21) 125 BPM
   
Craig Williams - "Don't Let Go" (feat Vula - original mix) - (6:48) 128 BPM
   
Riva Starr - "The Wickedest Sound" (Deeon extended remix) - (5:12) 125 BPM
   
Lele Sacchi - "New Soul Sensation" (Chambray remix) - (4:51) 126 BPM
   
Riva Starr - "In The Zone" (original mix) - (6:52) 126 BPM
   
Gel Abril - "Barbarella" (original mix) - (6:35) 127 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "OMS" (original mix) - (5:18) 128 BPM
   
Flampino - "Together" (original mix) - (5:22) 125 BPM
   
Gianni Ruocco & Le Roi Carmona - "You Should Get To Know Me" (original mix) - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
Ramin Rezaie - "Funk Nation" (original mix) - (7:07) 127 BPM
   
Hector Couto - "Terrace Paranoid" (original mix) - (5:28) 126 BPM
   
Rogue D & Memoryman (aka Uovo) - "Everytime" (original mix) - (6:51) 126 BPM
   
Greeko - "Boreal" (original mix) - (6:58) 126 BPM
   
Jay De Lys - "Lemon Haze" (original mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
   
Gel Abril - "We Save" (original mix) - (7:40) 125 BPM
   
Knowhat - "The Magician" (original mix) - (8:13) 125 BPM
   
Sorley - "Limbo" (original mix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
   
Mark Broom - "Let You Know" (original mix) - (5:39) 128 BPM
   
Dennis Quin - "Twerkolator" (original mix) - (5:22) 125 BPM
SNACAT 009
30 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Freedom Engine - "A Box Full Of Magic" - (5:32) 129 BPM
   
Stump Valley - "Magnifico Notturno" - (5:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Roza Terenzi - "Open Me" - (7:09) 126 BPM
   
Terrace - "Bewitched" - (7:09) 126 BPM
   
Palms Trax - "To Paradise" - (6:12) 126 BPM
   
Stellar OM Source - "White Echoes" - (5:13) 127 BPM
Review: Its festival operation may have enjoyed its most successful year so far, but Dekmantel remains true to its underground roots on this look back at 2019. There's the off beat disco of Freedom Engine, Mathew Jonson's new project, as well as left of centre curveballs from Lamellen and Epsilove. That said, the Dutch collective also understand what's needed to rock a dance floor. Fittingly, 2019 includes the electronic disco of Jex Opolis "Earth Boy" and Betonkust & Palmbomen II's acrid acid workout "Underground Dance Floor", which both appeared on the label earlier this year- as well as the timeless icy techno classic of Terrace's "Bewitched".
DKMNTL 2019
16 Dec 19
Techno
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It's Not Cold In Tromso (Jad & The remix) - (4:44) 126 BPM
Played by: Kisk
Review: The term 'deep house' is applied so freely these days that at times it can seem meaningless, so be grateful that we still have the likes of Goddard around to remind us all what those words really mean! 'Fourth Dimension' is an instrumental jam centred around a squelchy bassline and fluttering, cascading synths, while 'Signals' channels vintage Chi-town deepness from the late 80s/early 90s. 'It's Not Cold In Tromso' is a more leftfield affair with pounding 4/4s and YMO-ish synths, while completing the package is the Jad & The Remix of the latter, a glacial, futuristic pass with acid house and electro influences.
APLTD 012
06 Jan 20
Deep House
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Various/Night Bass
   
Shift K3Y - "To The Floor" - (3:30) 128 BPM
   
Phlegmatic Dogs - "Cuatrocats" (Volac remix) - (4:23) 126 BPM
   
Corrupt (UK) - "It's Not OK" (feat Natz) - (3:48) 128 BPM
   
Volac - "Tell You" - (4:23) 126 BPM
   
Notion - "Deadly Weapon" - (4:06) 126 BPM
   
Taiki Nulight - "Soundwave" (feat Dread MC) - (4:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
MNNR & Tombz - "Who's She" - (4:23) 125 BPM
   
Bushbaby - "Naughty Pleasure" - (5:08) 126 BPM
   
Hotfire - "Do Or Die" - (4:04) 127 BPM
   
SQWAD - "Like That" - (4:01) 128 BPM
Review: So at this point it's difficult to find the words to describe Night Bass, who have pushed out one of the most relentless release schedules we have ever witnessed here at JunoDownload over the last 12 months. The 4x4 giants have here assembled what they believe to be their best releases of 2019 into one handy selection, featuring absolute stormers from the likes of legendary faces such as Taiki Nulight, Shift K3y, Bushbaby, Notion, Corrupt, Phlegmatic Dogs and more, including a feature from label founder and worldwide dance music legend: AC Slater. What a year it has been for Night Bass, and we can't see them slowing down.
NBD 104
27 Dec 19
Bass
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Kino-Sloga - (6:14) 126 BPM
Review: Ichisan's 2017 debut album on Bordello A Parigi was arguably a little overlooked, which is something of a surprise considering the quality of the assembled Balearic, synth-wave, nu-disco and Italo-disco tracks on show. Hopefully the same fate won't befall his sophomore set, "Polykarp", because it's every bit as alluring and ear pleasing. It offers up a similarly colourful and vibrant collection of synth-heavy tracks, with highlights including the acid-flecked Italo/nu-disco fusion of "Polykarp", the Lindstrom style space disco positivity of "Kino-Sloga", the Todd Terje-esque Scandolearic dancefloor warmth of "Gonzo-Bossa Nova" and the Italian dream house revivalism of "Halo House".
NANG 195
13 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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One More Chance (Memory Tapes remix) - (3:35) 127 BPM
Review: French house legend Alan Braxe teamed up with Parisian "urban folk, ghetto funk and soulful pop" duo The Spimes to release the original 'Moments In Time' EP back in 2013, and now it's back with a whole bunch of new remixes, just in time for the new decade. The mood overall is "The Beloved meets 80s synth-pop in Ibiza", with the new rubs of 'Time Machine' ranging from the spangly and dancefloor-friendly (Le Crayon) to the laidback and dreamy (Chateaubriand), and 'One More Chance' served in your choice of glacially chilled or fat-assed n' strutty flavas courtesy of Memory Tapes and Lifelike, respectively.
366372 9066848
03 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Throwing Snow - "Remainisce" - (5:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: BURNIE
Review: To celebrate the fifth birthday of their essential Riverette label, Spanish twosome Dos Attack has put together a series of sizzling EPs featuring a wealth of previously unheard music. Volume two begins with Throwing Snow's "Reminisce", a bass-heavy broken beat number rich in tribal percussion sounds, dreamy chords and eyes-closed melodies, and continues with a spot of organ-heavy Afrobeat-deep house fusion by Marcel Vogel ("Blaze"). Pepe joins the dots between turn-of-the-90s Italian deep house and Balearic nu-disco on the life-affirming warmth of "Linda's Retreat", while Medlar wraps rising and falling synthesizer melodies around a lo-fi drum machine beat on the equally lovely "606".
RVRT015 X2
23 Dec 19
Deep House
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Various
   
Kiko - "Panovision" - (6:25) 126 BPM
   
Thousand Sirens - "Kahlil" - (6:33) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Thousand Sirens - "Humanizm" - (6:30) 125 BPM
   
VNTM - "Orange Skies" - (8:15) 126 BPM
   
Drunken Kong - "Uncovered" - (7:54) 127 BPM
   
Drunken Kong - "The Eye" - (6:40) 126 BPM
Review: Initially materialising as a fully fledged happening, Stil Vor Talent's latest compilation kicks off 2020 with a big bang. The Last Trip is a mini-compilation of party-friendly styles under the techno umbrella, rolled into 12 exclusive tracks - featuring legends and newcomers alike. There are two selections from Malandra Jr, with the seething banger "Poison" leading the charge, Citizen Kain is no stranger to the label either and his two contributions come in the from of the moody hypnotiser "Crush" followed by the adrenalised peak time groove "Balance". Elsewhere, Heerhorst get on his tunnel vision on the dark journey "Hydra", Transcode explores classic trance melodies and Reese basslines on the epic "Molecular Cloud", the ever reliable scene stalwart Olivier Giacamoto serves up the minimal tech house jam "Bonobo" and Made In Paris wraps up this fine package in style with the slick nightmoves of "Conjure".
SVT 266
04 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Marshall - "Woman" (original mix) - (4:37) 125 BPM
   
Revels On Poolside - "Party In Your Feet" (original mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
Franx Pappa - "Jam On It" (original mix) - (5:08) 128 BPM
LWNDS 14
23 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The DBG - (5:55) 125 BPM
   
The DBG (Mark Broom remix) - (5:49) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Busy - (6:06) 127 BPM
Review: Shadow Child aka Simon Neale returns with a bang to Hot Creations. The title track is a wild techy banger, peppered with the type of high-pitched squelches that Timo Maas used to specialise in during the early 90s. Underpinned by a tough but bouncy bass, it makes for a superb piece of party techno. On "Get Busy", Neale delivers a stripped back but equally effective track; powered by rolling snares and featuring an insistent vocal sample at its heart, once again, the use of surging bass is sure to keep dance floors busy. Mark Broom also weighs in with a remix of "DBG", turning it into a rolling, filter-heavy techno track that is infused with incessant disco stabs.
HOTC 142
29 Nov 19
Techno
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L4LV - (5:37) 128 BPM
   
Five/Four - (5:13) 129 BPM
Played by: S-File, Mark Broom
Review: Hardgroove have released some serious names in the techno scene before now - the likes of Mella Dee, Borrowed Identity and Charles Green. It's no surprise considering Ben Sims is at the helm, and that equally explains the fact that the legendary Mark Broom has graced the label with his latest set of taut, main room club cuts. "Outta Sight" is a mean-tempered workout with a whiff of electro in the lead synth refrain, but it's not as outwardly malevolent as noisy juggernaut "L4LV". "Five/Four" has big room chords and massive splashing rides to get fists shaking - the consummate peak time belter. "TR1" takes things in a more dungeon-esque direction, using guttural rhythmic incisions to drag you into the depths of the night.
HARDGROOVE 28
29 Nov 19
Techno
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All My People In The House - (6:12) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Showcasing a wide range of sounds has always been very important to Dirtybird head honcho Claude Vonstroke. After 15 years of releasing two track EPs with a crazy A side and a deeper/weirder B side, he's been on to a winning formula all this time - so why stop now! Bringing the sound of the west (best) coast once again in the form of the boompty main room blip, bleep 'n blurp of "All My People In The House" (a big hit at this year's annual Campout we're sure), he then goes even further into the afterhours with studio assistant, friend and modular expert Wyatt Marshall - who collaborates with him on the sensual and evocative B side track "Youngblood".
DB 216
13 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Don't Turn Your Back (Harry Romero remix) - (6:26) 126 BPM
   
Don't Turn Your Back (Carl Cox 'ASW' remix) - (6:26) 128 BPM
Review: Delivering his first piece of solo produced music for more than a decade, Hot Creations welcome the legendary Danny Tenaglia with "Don't Turn Your Back" - a sweltering and hypnotic tribal tech house workout that calls to mind the seminal sounds he was responsible for at the turn of the millennium. On remix duties are some equally legendary figures of electronic music: Harry "Choo Choo" Romero of Subliminal fame injects some latin flair into the track, while the larger than life Carl Cox delivers not one but two renditions - the tough and functional main remix with dub techno inflections, and a slinky rolling groove on his "ASW" remix.
HOTC 139
11 Oct 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Avidel - "Bajareque" - (9:13) 125 BPM
   
Etc.u - "Lakehouse Party" - (9:25) 126 BPM
   
Chico Fadelli - "Lilith" - (8:55) 126 BPM
   
Mera - "Reptilia" - (9:45) 125 BPM
   
Javier Labarca - "Sairee" - (8:17) 125 BPM
   
Oscar Saliba - "Cold Air" - (7:38) 126 BPM
   
Valts Incis - "Nostalgia" - (7:02) 126 BPM
   
Vlf & Perpetual - "Kkkzzz" - (8:11) 126 BPM
   
Spiri:tual - "Postare Licitata" - (7:39) 126 BPM
   
Tiril - "Mojo" - (8:46) 125 BPM
   
Suceava - "Softporn" - (12:17) 125 BPM
   
Mircea - "PH 7" - (7:25) 125 BPM
   
Andrey Djackonda - "Perci" - (7:46) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vloon - "Hamze Sentir" - (7:38) 125 BPM
   
German Luque - "Pr87" - (10:56) 128 BPM
TZH 127
24 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Yamona (Detroit Swindle remix) - (6:17) 125 BPM
Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: Legendary compilers Strut continue their celebration of Ghana's indigenous highlife by
converging the voice and modern African sounds of Pat Thomas and the Kwaishibu Area Band with the alt-contemporary-isms of Detroit Swindle's house and disco. The pair reinforce the skipping, lighter and feel good rhythms of KAB's original instrumentation of "Yamona" and pitch the timeless and iconic voice of Pat Thomas central to the mix, resulting in a peak time number of mass appeal.
STRUT 219S
13 Dec 19
International
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Out Of Time (Above & Beyond Club mix) - (3:46) 128 BPM
   
Is It Love? (Above & Beyond Club mix) - (3:54) 128 BPM
   
Alone Tonight (Above & Beyond's Gorge Update) - (3:56) 128 BPM
   
Out Of Time (Above & Beyond extended Club mix) - (6:16) 128 BPM
   
Is It Love? (Above & Beyond extended Club mix) - (6:58) 128 BPM
   
Alone Tonight (Above & Beyond's extended Gorge Update) - (5:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ANJ 592D
20 Dec 19
Progressive House
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Don't Stop No Sleep (Robert Hood remix) - (6:44) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Stop No Sleep (Tale Of Us remix) - (7:30) 128 BPM
Review: Radio Slave's 2014 release gets the remix treatment from some of the biggest names in house and techno. First up is Robert Hood's version, where the Detroit veteran takes the original track's vocal loop and sets it against firing percussion and a barrelling techno rhythm. It builds up to a heady climax courtesy of some churning chords. Meanwhile, the Tale of Us interpretation focuses on letting the vocal unravel over a juddering kick, wiry percussion and dramatic chords - while the formidable pairing of Roman Poncet and DJ Deep head down a similar route, albeit one inhabited by garbled synth hooks and crisp claps.
REKIDS 148
27 Dec 19
Techno
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Various
   
Yulia Niko - "Acid Meow" - (7:04) 126 BPM
   
Samim - "Heater" (Tube & Berger remix edit) - (3:31) 125 BPM
   
Roland Leesker - "Music Is Here" (DJ Pierre Jack remix) - (5:16) 126 BPM
   
Reboot - "Pollo Al Sillao" (Nakadia remix) - (7:03) 125 BPM
   
Mr Joe - "Liberation" - (8:02) 126 BPM
GPMCD 228
16 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Adisyn - "Morph" - (6:59) 125 BPM
   
Gabriel Sordo (Mex) - "Something About My Past" - (7:53) 129 BPM
KDDA 032
03 Jan 20
Deep House
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Kuar (Henrik Schwarz remix) - (8:23) 125 BPM
   
Kuar (Don't Let Your Vote Be Fake Newsed mix) - (8:52) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: Second time around for South Sudanese musician and political activist Emmanual Jal's "Kuar" single, which first landed on Innervisions a decade ago. That time, there was a lot of heat around Henrik Schwarz's headline-grabbing remix, which re-imagined Jal's traditional Sudanese track as a tech-tinged chunk of Afro-house brilliance rich in bold bass, trippy electronics, layered percussion and rave-ready late night riffs. That fine rework is given another airing here alongside a previously unheard Schwarz mix subtitled "Don't Let Your Vote Be Fake Newsed". This revision strips out much of Jal's vocal, instead offering a pumped up, riff-heavy variation on Schwarz's original remix.
IV29S
17 Jan 20
Deep House
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Various
   
Funkineven & Fatima - "Phoneline" - (4:34) 126 BPM
   
Steve Spacek - "Garage Days" - (6:33) 127 BPM
   
Floating Points - "Sparkling Controversy" - (7:53) 125 BPM
   
The Abstract Eye - "The Abstract Eye" (feat Steve Spacek) - (6:44) 128 BPM
   
Destiny71z - "Marmot Black" - (4:13) 126 BPM
   
Floating Points - "ARP2" - (2:22) 125 BPM
EGLO 74
06 Dec 19
Funky/Club House
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Various
   
Carlo Lio & Jon Rundell - "Parallax" - (6:25) 126 BPM
   
Hyperloop - "A Journey" - (6:56) 125 BPM
   
Secret Cinema - "Creaking" - (6:39) 127 BPM
Review: With a hot run of records this year coming from Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens and Industrialyzer alone, Second State Audio closes out 2019 with a compilation taking in tracks from label regulars and newcomers, with highlights coming from Secret Cinema, Gary Beck and Carlo Lio. The latter hooks up with John Rundell with a techy number of warehouse beats and neon synths in "Parallax", while Beck turns in a booming slab of vocal dub techno with "Rapture". Raffaele Rizzi supplies some darker synth and rave inspirations in "Fluorescence" with more '90s influnces abound in Hyperloop's "A Journey". For something more industrial and militant there's JNO & Giovanni Carozza' "Crispy" with Sara Simonit delivering some classy streamlined techno in "13 Guns". Chk chk.
SNDST 071
03 Jan 20
Techno
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Various
   
Dosem - "Do It Anyway" (original mix) - (6:12) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Huxley & Montel - "Bradleye" (original mix) - (7:31) 125 BPM
   
George Smeddles - "Sexy Dancer" (original mix) - (6:45) 125 BPM
   
Piero Pirupa - "Coco Mama" (original mix) - (6:20) 125 BPM
   
Christian Cambas & Spektre - "Rebel Without A Cause" (Uto Karem remix) - (6:41) 126 BPM
   
George Privatti - "Como Te Jaumas" (original mix) - (7:48) 125 BPM
   
Vibe Killers - "Club 53" (feat Marie Berson - original mix) - (6:27) 125 BPM
   
Riaz Dhanani & Harry Ley - "No Time" (original mix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
Saeed Younan - "Don't Stop Won't Stop" (Anthony Attalla remix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
   
Piero Pirupa - "Fire" (Tim Baresko remix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
   
Anthony Attalla - "Rock The Beats" (original mix) - (5:39) 125 BPM
INC10YEARS 02
30 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Arc Mode - (5:44) 129 BPM
   
Arc Mode (Mark Broom remix) - (4:58) 129 BPM
   
Astral Cell - (6:07) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: S-File, DJ Lukas
Review: Kirk Degiorgio and Coyu's Suara label are probably not names that one would normally put together, but Arc Mode sees the revered techno producer deliver a tougher than usual release. On the title track he delivers a series of frazzled acid lines, realised against the backdrop of a firing rhythm, while "Redeemer" sees him venture farther down the rabbit hole, courtesy of a panel beating, pounding rhythm. By contrast, "Astral Cell" is deeper and more tripped out, thanks largely to its hypnotic pulses and rolling groove, but this release is all about the peak time, as displayed so effortlessly by Mark Broom's tough, metal-plated take on "Arc Mode".
SUARA 381
13 Jan 20
Techno
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Help Da Music - (5:25) 125 BPM
   
Luv Maschine - (10:30) 127 BPM
Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: If you've ever heard 'Another Brick In The Wall' and thought "What this really needs is an extended Italo synth intro," then this is the EP for you, as the Pirate Edits crew serve up 16 more dancefloor reworks of vintage favourites including Sister Sledge's 'Lost In Music', Space's 'Carry On, Turn Me On', Chaka Khan's 'I Know You, I Live You' and The Joubert Singers' 'Stand On The word', as well as many other, more obscure disco and boogie nuggets. There's a slightly 'kitchen sink' approach to the production at times, but disco and funk spinners should still find plenty of fresh dancefloor ammunition here.
MFPIRATEEDITSVOLUME 12
13 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Another World - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Another World Revisited (Florist remix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
Played by: Escape Artist
Review: Those with a good knowledge of Melbourne's vibrant club scene should already be familiar with Escape Artist, a producer who has previously released suitably psychedelic deep house club cuts on Salt Mines. This outing on Kalahari Oyster Cult picks up where previous EPs left off, first offering up a fine slab of psychedelic acid/electro/breakbeat/deep house fusion ("Another World"), before charging on to symphonic, hybrid broken techno/electro (the rather fine "Digtal Natives") and soaring, string-laden breakbeat-house lusciousness ("Inner City Pressure (Relief Mix)"). A must-have EP is completed by Florist's fine re-imagining of "Another World", which is deep, groovy, hypnotic and spaced-out while remaining formidably dancefloor friendly.
OYSTER 19
08 Jan 20
Deep House
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Various
   
Ossaim - "The Way Back" - (7:14) 125 BPM
   
Enzo Leep & Alffie - "Morning Fragments" (feat Emma Barber) - (7:56) 127 BPM
   
Theo Meier - "Walker" - (6:30) 125 BPM
   
Insolate - "Nada" (Andrea Ljekaj remix) - (6:18) 127 BPM
Review: Get Physical role into the new year with an ode to the past of a pretty one good just gone with a 2019 various artist compilation drawing upon the straight up club manner of the label alongside some curios from the year that was. These special interest tracks include the refreshingly cosmic aqua italo remix of Soul Spaces' "Lotus Eater", tomping soft club kicks adding that extra touch. There's acoustic fringe funk and atmospheric numbers to go by on Daniel Dubb and DJ T account, with sparse, reduced minimal taking up abstract forms in Enzo Leep & Alffie's "Morning Fragments". Always deep always trippy, the compilation goes off like fireworks on your new year's eve!
GPMCD 227
04 Jan 20
Deep House
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Kas:st & Be No Rain - "Hold Me To The Light" (Tale Of Us remix) - (6:38) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Be Yourself - (6:37) 126 BPM
AL 032
13 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Brr Baby Brr - (6:48) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Silver Star - (6:24) 126 BPM
   
Downtown - (6:22) 127 BPM
Review: It is certainly a big week for Jamie Jones' powerhouse Hot Creations, with a right banger by Mancunian Joseph Edmund, and now this riveting new EP by Italian native Fabio Neural - who teams up with growing Columbian talent DJ Fronter on the Brr Baby Brr EP. Some of you may remember their last track "Remeniss" on Toolroom a little while back. More surefire party starters on this one we can assure you: from the deep down and dirty rolling drama of the title track (which is perfect tackle for the afterhours), to the ravey peak time banger that is "Silver Star" (sure to cause some madness in the main room) and the pummelling dancefloor fury of "Downtown" which could have equally been at home on a label like Drumcode or Suara.
HOTC 144
27 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Aki - "London Sound" (feat MC Alistair) - (3:33) 129 BPM
   
Badger - "The Other Side" (feat Mollie Smart) - (2:49) 128 BPM
   
Bassic - "Saxual" - (3:32) 128 BPM
   
Bean - "Your Love" - (5:35) 128 BPM
   
Kirbs - "Love Dat" - (4:17) 128 BPM
   
Albzzy - "Straight 100's" (feat SK) - (4:02) 129 BPM
   
Francois/Riddim Commission - "Winning" (feat Stush) - (4:01) 128 BPM
361640 2952211
27 Dec 19
UK Garage
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Phase Two - (6:29) 129 BPM
Review: With a slew of inter-threaded releases to her name since 2012 Brazlian DJ and producer Anna has slowly ascended through the ranks of techno by the way of releases for Novamute and Kompakt Extra. This has come by the way of labels like Twin Turbo and Terminal M with her arrival at Drumcode coming with three deep and driving techno tracks designed for warehouse play. Full throttle Detroit acid rears its head at large in "Dimension" while "Phase Two" sends in a deeper sail of luminous scandic trance and linear Italian techno. The title track merges both previous styles substituting acid lines for percussive bass stabs, with the added touch of rave atmospheres and arpeggios. Missiles.
DC 215
02 Dec 19
Techno
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Various
   
Kai Randy Michel - "Turn Back" (original mix) - (6:56) 127 BPM
   
Enclave - "Mercenarium" (original mix) - (5:24) 128 BPM
   
Demia E.Clash & KnowKontrol - "Inside" (2019 remake) - (6:47) 128 BPM
   
Anonyme Sequence - "Heilung" (Helmut Kraft remix) - (7:19) 125 BPM
   
Mike Rud - "Interval" (Matt Mus remix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
DARKNETCD 14
10 Jan 20
Techno
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REN 250006D
10 Jan 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Marombo - (7:04) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Marombo (Part II) - (6:32) 125 BPM
Played by: LEGO EDIT
SCEP 489
06 Dec 19
Deep House
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Various/Seamus Haji
   
PEZNT & Alaia & Gallo - "Burn" (extended mix) - (5:40) 125 BPM
   
ATFC & Seamus Haji - "Oh Yeah!" (extended mix) - (6:32) 126 BPM
   
Seamus Haji - "Give You Love" (extended mix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
   
GlammaPunx - "Back In The Day" (extended mix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
The Wizard Brian Coxx & Caribbean Zoul - "Warehouse" (original mix) - (6:54) 125 BPM
BLDC 031
13 Dec 19
Funky/Club House
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Various
   
JGE - "Running Out Of Time" - (4:16) 128 BPM
   
Tekraw & Dread MC - "Don't Bother Act" - (3:20) 128 BPM
   
Moda - "Obelisk" - (3:53) 127 BPM
   
Papps - "Breathe" - (3:54) 126 BPM
   
Subshock & Evangelos - "Fool" - (3:48) 128 BPM
Review: 2019 is a year which has seen a major shift in the landscape of music, both in regards to the status of the genre worldwide, and the evolution of the sound itself. One of the leading projects in the more tearout corner of bassline is of course CruCast, a label that remain at the forefront of the sound, shutting down raves around the country every weekend. This latest helping from them comes in the form of a twenty track strong compilation project, featuring some absolute heat from the likes of Papps, Moda, Tengu, JGE, Jay Faded and more. There are a couple of clear standouts for us, with the super original bass rhythms of 'Don't Bother Act' from Tekraw and Dread MC being an immediate earworm, along with the super oldschool niche vibes of 'On My Mind' from Vamos.
CRU 87
20 Dec 19
UK Garage
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Various
   
Fabro - "Summer Grooving" (Rafael Cancian remix) - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
Rafael Cancian - "Deep Thought" (original mix) - (6:46) 125 BPM
   
Rafael Cancian - "The Shark Jazz" (dub mix) - (5:56) 126 BPM
Review: About Disco's latest compilation focuses on the work of label boss Rafael Cancian, a Brazilian producer who recently made a rare appearance on Razor 'N' Tape. He begins with a deliciously warm and heady Balearic nu-disco revision of Corsican Brothers' "Beuna Vista", before offering up his own piano-powered peak-time groover, "Metaphors of Detroit", and the jaunty New Jersey deep house bump of Left & Right's "Eating The Corners". The highlights continue to appear thick and fast throughout, with our current favourites including a P-funk flavoured rework of C Da Afro, the bustling bass guitars and thrilling piano solos of "Sweet Flute" and the saucer-eyed rush of "Give Me The Moon", the adds another layer of delay-laden muscularity to Chilly's disco classic "For Your Love".
AD 003
16 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Neutron Star - (8:18) 128 BPM
   
Stellar Colision - (7:22) 126 BPM
   
Magnetar - (8:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Magnetic Fields - (8:20) 128 BPM
IAR 254
30 Dec 19
Techno
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Various
   
Marcel Dettmann - "Taste 2.0" - (5:42) 127 BPM
   
Cassy - "Joey" - (5:36) 126 BPM
   
Sasha - "Comet Chaser" - (7:11) 126 BPM
   
Pinch & Trim - "That Wasn't It" - (2:43) 128 BPM
   
Mantra - "Embers" - (5:22) 127 BPM
   
B.Traits - "Mameya" - (6:06) 126 BPM
Review: Take a look down the tracklist of Fabric 20th anniversary release and you'll be met with a generation of artists that have helped shape the institution in all manner of ways, be it legendary DJ sets or residencies to previous releases to the FabricLive mix compilations and so on. Inside you'll find a who's who of genre influencers, be they Margaret Dygas and Marcel Dettmann with their European minimal and techno connection, to the more left field and UK-centralised club sounds from Pinch & Trim, Call Super and Special Request. Classics have been leafed from Source Direct, UNKLE and Shackleton, with B.Traits, Maya Jane Coles and Daniel Avery rankable alongside Sascha, Nina Kraviz and Groove Armada in filling a most influential time capsule of club music and DJ culture history.
FRO 000D
06 Dec 19
Techno
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Vesta - (7:33) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crossed Wires - (5:42) 126 BPM
   
Kamek - (6:31) 128 BPM
Review: Within the UK, we have seen a real rise in popularity with the more experimental, unusual side of bass music, a sound that the team at Jelly Bean Farm have now been championing for a hot minute. This latest four track piece from Squane is a perfect example of just how cool it can get, as we kick off proceedings with a look at the silky subs and subtle breakbeats of the title track 'Vesta'.The smooth vibes continue as we parade through the luscious synthesizer sweeps of 'Crossed Wires' and clicky rhythms of 'Peculiar Duality'. Finally, 'Kamek' lands with colourful percussive melodies and bubbling atmospherics to round us off with a bang!
JBF 012
13 Dec 19
Bass
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Ctron E - (5:11) 125 BPM
Played by: Tech Support
Review: Philip Lauer's long-running relationship with Permanent Vacation continues with a release that deftly mines 80s influences. The title track sees the storied producer marry cascading Chicago drums and a pulsating bassline with synth pop melodies that come together to create an infectious dance floor track. On "You Know", a similar approach is audible, this time with epic melodies accompanying soaring vocals. In contrast, "Body Chck" is a low-slung electro roller, featuring high pitched vocal samples. But it's only a temporary divergence and on "Ctron E", he moves back towards the dance floor with uplifting melodies and a high-tempo electronic disco groove.
PERMVAC193- 1
20 Dec 19
Electro
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Various
   
Och - "Soul Burner" (original mix) - (6:49) 125 BPM
   
Ripperton - "Lost In Colors" (Tobias Welcome Song) - (8:50) 125 BPM
   
Spirit Catcher - "Under Elvis" (Mr G's In Memory Of My King) - (6:37) 126 BPM
   
Marc Romboy & Booka Shade - "Everyday Of My Life" (original) - (6:53) 125 BPM
   
Dualton - "Face Off" - (7:41) 126 BPM
   
Stephan Bodzin & Marc Romboy - "Ferdinand" - (7:26) 125 BPM
   
Marc Romboy & Chelonis R Jones - "Helen Cornell" (Jerome Sydenham remix) - (6:40) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Patrice Baumel - "If Not Now, When?" (original mix) - (5:31) 128 BPM
405681 3161571
20 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Gaza Border Violence - (3:42) 129 BPM
Review: Bergsonist aka Selwa Abd follows 2017's From Dualism To Monism long player with this collection of left of centre tracks. Drawing on her Eastern roots, Middle resounds to organic drum sounds. At times chaotic and dense, audible on the title track's clattering arrangement, in other instances club-friendly and direct - just check "Gaza Border Violence" or the electronic groove of "Otology" - it marks her out as an artist with a unique approach. In case you are in any doubt about Bergsonist's capabilities, on "Magnesium" she deconstructs beat down house and adds extra, textured layers that are nothing short of hypnotic.
OMLP 16D
17 Jan 20
Techno
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Various
   
KETTAMA - "In The Garage" - (5:23) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rick Wade - "In Mah Mind" (Harrison BDP remix) - (7:35) 127 BPM
   
Harrison BDP - "Watching The World Go By" - (9:34) 126 BPM
   
1-800 Girls - "Don't Wanna Stop" - (6:36) 125 BPM
   
Harrison BDP - "Red Sky" - (6:18) 128 BPM
   
Zoo Look - "Next Time" - (6:23) 125 BPM
   
Contours - "5th Planet" - (5:43) 125 BPM
   
Adryiano - "U Used 2 Know Me" - (6:58) 129 BPM
   
Soela - "Sensual" - (6:06) 125 BPM
Review: Now into its fifth year, KGW's Shall Not Fade imprint has long been a reliable source of dusty deep house and rugged, warehouse-ready workouts. To kick-start 2020, the label has decided to celebrate this facet of their output via an expansive compilation of previously released highlights. There's a peak-time ready feel from start to finish, with our picks of a very impressive bunch including the bustling, riff-heavy techno pump of KETTAMA's "In The Garage", the sunrise-ready, melody-heavy bliss of Harrison BDP's epic "Watching The World Go By", the sleazy, acid-fired growl of Big Miz's "Primordial Soup" and the dusty-but-sparkling, emotive rich broken house brilliance of Contours' "Fifth Planet". In a word: essential.
SNFC 004
17 Jan 20
Deep House
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TOYT 104
29 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Get Over - (5:22) 127 BPM
Review: German percussionist Kolja Gerstenberg makes no attempt to hide his love for the drums on this razor sharp drop for Lumberjacks In Hell, building on his previous outings on Suol and Smile For A While. The drums are sizzling hot on "Feel Yo", tastefully overdriven and embellished with some MPC-style sample juggling that should satisfy those who like their house tracks hot as Dante's inferno. "Where They're From" is no slouch either, keeping the pressure up with a liberal dose of soul poured in for good measure. The keys and live bass on "Want You" add to the feverish mood, and then "Get Over" sends things spiraling out on a Latin-spiced cosmic journey.
LIH 037
29 Nov 19
Deep House
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(All Night) Rhythm - (5:40) 126 BPM
   
Tonight (Boy) - (5:58) 126 BPM
   
Interlude 3 - (0:51) 127 BPM
Review: Here's something to set the pulse racing: a brand new album from sometime Classic Music Co contributor Eli Escobar, a producer who has proved to be one of the most distinctive and consistent in house music over the last few years. "Last Summer" contains a mixture of short interludes and inspired, almost uniformly dancefloor-friendly workouts that bring together a range of complimentary influences. Our picks include the atmospheric and acid-fired deep house warmth of "Flashing Lights", the muscular peak-time Moroder-isms of "(All Night) Rhythm", the melodious, sun-kissed Balearic house brilliance of "Blu" and the woozy warmth of "Last Night".
NP 109
15 Nov 19
Deep House
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WrinklesEXCLUSIVE
   
Watchme - (5:38) 129 BPM
Review: As the year comes to a close, we can safely say that it has been an incredible 12 months for the more experimental sounds within electronic music. We have noticed a real surge in individualism, with this latest drop from the Beat Machine team providing a perfect example. For this one, Soreab is joined by Parallax's sharp vocal prowess on a system-ready title track named 'Wrinkles', built around tripletted rhythms and rolling kick drum patterns. We continue to take in the taste of originality as the acidic bass tones and super choppy drum rhythms on 'Watchme' take us for a real ride into the unknown. On remix duty for this one, we see Basic Rhythm give a tidy re-lick to 'Wrinkles', with the ever-ready Benton on hand to dish out a vibrant dose of breaksy goodness on his overhaul of 'Watchme'.
BMR 022
03 Jan 20
Footwork/Juke
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Pressure (DJ Haus remix) - (5:33) 128 BPM
Review: Truncate debuts on Pets Recordings with a fine jacking release. "Pressure" sees the US producer divert somewhat from his chosen script, dropping a raw, analogue track. Built on a skeletal rhythm and pile-driving percussive, these elements support a pitch-bent vocal. The title track marks a return to the type of sound that Truncate is more commonly known for. However, in part, the aesthetic of "Pressure" remains, thanks to the use of insistent percussion and intense siren riffs unravelling over one of Truncate's typical rolling groove. DJ Haus is tasked with reworking "Pressure" and turns in an excellent version that focuses on fusing the vocal sample with a grinding bass.
PETS 112
22 Nov 19
Techno
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Various
   
Hanna - "Spaceland" - (5:56) 125 BPM
   
Nu-Era - "Mirror Images" - (6:07) 127 BPM
Review: Swiss DJ Sassy J now curates the second compilation in the Patchwork series, for Dutch imprint Rush Hour. For the past 14 years, she has run a night of the same name in her hometown Bern, and another in London. Showcasing music by many of the artists that have joined her throughout the years in clubs, on the radio and at home, this release is made up of new and unreleased tracks, capturing a sound that has continued to evolve in its restless search for new musical directions. From the deep, soulful and emotive tones of Warm's "Blue Sunrise" or 2000Black's "Plastic Jam", to Afro influenced spiritual life music as heard by the lady herself (with Alex Attias) on "Jelly Bubble Rise", through to RH label staple Aardvark's hi-tech soul deconstruction "Aap Noot" and Mr Fingers stone cold classic "Survivor" - Sassy J takes you on an evocative sonic journey from start to finish.
RHMC 004
13 Dec 19
Deep House
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Various
   
Dave Simon - "Methagem" - (7:06) 129 BPM
PLUS 8138
13 Dec 19
Techno
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Werq Feel Gruv Vogue - (6:14) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The 3nity Returneth (dub mix) - (9:37) 126 BPM
   
The 3nity Returneth (instrumental mix) - (9:37) 126 BPM
Review: Since making his debut on Peetah Music in 2001, Demuir has built up a rock solid catalogue of club-ready deep house jams. Here the Toronto-based producer follows up recent outings on Robsoul, Hot Creations and Desolat with a first appearance on Heist Recordings. He hits the ground running with a muscular deep house loop jam weighty enough for peak-time plays ("Werq Feel Gruv Love"), before layering up spacey synths, heady string samples and rubbery house beats on "The 3nity Returneth (Dub Mix)"."Philippine Sunrise" is arguably the best of a strong bunch: a melodious, warm and intoxicating deep house workout full of intricate musical detail and colourful electronics. That comes back by a tasty revision by Lady Blaktronika that sounds like it was designed for locked-in, late night dancefloors.
HEIST 042
02 Dec 19
Deep House
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X Marks The Spot - (6:41) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aerosol - (7:33) 127 BPM
8 BIT 154
20 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Maceo Plex - "Mutant Magic" - (6:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nico Garreaud - "Louisville Lip" (Abaze edit) - (6:25) 125 BPM
Review: Each edition of the Four To The Floor series always presents four tracks that are some of the strongest secret weapons from the sets of label co-head Solomun. Now in its 16th installment, be captivated by Lone Romantic Maceo Plex on the epic dancefloor drama of "Mutant Magic" and its killer vocal, Canadian veteran Fairmont is in fine form and serves up the moody tunnel vision of "Plastic Head TV" while Nico Garreaud's "Louisville Lip" (Abaze edit) is aimed squarely at the main room at peak time and The Vinyl Depreciation Society provide more sonic narratives - best heard under the strobelight - on "Princept".
DIYFTTF 16D
08 Nov 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Groove Junkies - "Catch Your Shine" (feat Kathie Talbot - Groove Junkies 2020 Re-Touch) - (7:33) 128 BPM
   
The Little Big Band - "Pressure" (Disco Vibe) - (8:12) 125 BPM
GCM 074
19 Dec 19
Deep House
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004EXCLUSIVE
   
032 - (7:00) 125 BPM
   
036 - (9:29) 125 BPM
   
040 - (7:43) 127 BPM
Played by: BRENDON P
Review: The way Audaz has been churning out these Lolita collections lately, you'd think "possession of an unreleased re-edit" had just been made a crime under German law! But the quality standard shows no sign of slipping, so that's hardly cause for complaint. Standouts of this fourth volume include '038', which revisits Kim And Rasa's obscure 1982 Ghanaian funk/rap jam 'Love Me For Real', '035' with its fusion of country rock guitar and sweet female disco vox, and '037', which reworks Brass Construction's 'Changin' from 1975. Dead Or Alive get the Lolita treament, too, on '032'.
LOLITA 004
14 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Mo'funk & Roland Clark - "Bring Together" - (5:37) 128 BPM
   
Chris Stussy - "Bad Memory" - (6:22) 126 BPM
   
REda DaRE - "Loose Jointed" - (8:18) 125 BPM
   
Demuir - "From Paris To Strasbourg" - (5:54) 126 BPM
   
Elliot Schooling - "I Need That Music" - (6:24) 125 BPM
   
Lekind - "Millennials" - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
D.S. Priest - "When I See You" - (7:39) 126 BPM
   
Mo'funk - "Feel That Way Again" - (8:58) 126 BPM
   
Robb Swinga - "Don't Stop Rockin'" - (6:46) 125 BPM
   
Dan Corco - "Golden Ratio" - (6:32) 125 BPM
RBCD 75
03 Jan 20
Deep House
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Burn This - (10:01) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burn This (Flight Mode's dub) - (7:32) 128 BPM
Review: First unleashed on vinyl this time last year, Flight Mode and Joel Brittain's first collaborative EP has finally made it to digital download. This is undoubtedly a good thing, because "Burn This" is superb. In its' original form, the track is a near perfect fusion of dub disco heaviness - chunky bass guitar, delay-laden horn snuppets, crunchy drums - and the kind of electronic instrumentation and mood-enhancing chords more often found in straight-up deep house cuts. There are two tidy accompanying remixes: a sparkling, synth-heavy Balearic house revision by Medlar and a suitably trippy, spaced out Flight Mode dub that's arguably even more driving and floor-friendly than the original mix.
DOGD 75
10 Oct 19
Deep House
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Various
   
Spencer Brown & Qrion - "Safeway Sushi" - (4:28) 125 BPM
   
Moon Boots - "Clear" (feat Nic Hanson) - (4:32) 128 BPM
ANJCDCO 196D
18 Dec 19
Deep House
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Various
   
Silver Convention - "Madhouse" - (7:11) 127 BPM
Review: One of two turntablist-oriented compilations this week from School Yard Breaks, but where 'Dusty Fingers' is jazzy and cinematic in mood, this one's smooth and soulful, with cuts from well-known veteran players like Mandrill, Larry Sanders, Con Funk Shun and Silver Convention nuzzling up alongside contributions from lesser-known 60s and 70s artists (The Soul Tornadoes, Kansas City Express, Lee Williams) and contemporary practitioners (Finland's Soul Investigators). Highlights include Silver Convention's phat, sleazy 'Madhouse', Lee Moses's country-soul-blues take on 'Hey Joe', Art Butler's Hammond-tastic 'Soul Brother' and a blistering James Brown medley courtesy of the Max Greger Orchestra.
SOULTREATS34 SUPERSOULHITS9836
18 Dec 19
Soul
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Various
   
Subsonic - "Love" - (3:52) 128 BPM
   
Hoda/Eloquin - "Kicks" (feat Dread MC) - (4:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: BURNIE
Review: One thing we have noticed about the CruCast release model, is that it is perfectly balanced between their more established faces and a constant wave of exciting newcomers. This release pays homage to the first of those options as CruCast roll out the red carpet for an all-star affair as the likes of Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, TS7, Tsuki and more come together for a scorching selection of brazen bassy badness. There are some tasty pieces involved, but the ones that leap out the most have to include Skue-K's colourful rework of Bru-C & D Double's 'Heater', along with a vibrant VIP mix of 'Jungle' from Nu Aspect.
CRU 88
25 Dec 19
UK Garage
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Breezin' - (8:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Can't Wait - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Bellisimo - (6:10) 125 BPM
   
The Power - (6:12) 125 BPM
   
Elektribes - (6:10) 127 BPM
   
Need Ur Love (Stalagmite mix) - (7:51) 127 BPM
GDRLP 614PT1
29 Nov 19
Deep House
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Passion (Passion) - (6:27) 125 BPM
NEIN 2001
17 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Super Sharp Shooter (Neon Steve remix) - (4:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Let's Get Together (Le Duke remix) - (4:24) 127 BPM
BBASS 075
17 Jan 20
UK Garage
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Dark Water - (7:55) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Some six months on from his last appearance on Lost Palms, rising star Harrison BDP returns to the Shall Not Fade offshoot with another must-check EP. It's arguably one of his most energetic and forthright releases to date, too, with opener "The Devil In Disguise" cheerily doffing a cap towards the piano-sporting, gospel-tinged techno rush of Motor City artists Terrence Parker and Floorplan. In contrast "Dark Water" is spacey, deep and dubby - if no less dancefloor-ready - while title track "Cathedrals" is a lusciously melodious shuffle into heavily electronic deep house territory. As if that wasn't enough to set the pulse racing, "Reflections" sees the Cardiff producer brilliantly join the dots between jazz-house, two-step garage and futurist techno.
PALMS 024
17 Jan 20
Deep House
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Various
   
I Hate Models - "Crossing The Mirror" - (9:00) 128 BPM
Review: With industrial techno brandishing its other cheek these days with a burgeoning cast of new producers on the scene, it's the likes of Ansome and I Hate Models that this sound is looking to. Add some heavier Italian wares and harder Australian stuff from Rvde and Tymon, and you have the summation of Perc Trax in 2019. With Ali Wells' dropping in himself with the tongue in cheek Three Tracks To Send To Your Ghost Producer EP, this compilation lifts a visceral selection of music to feature across the label this year. All menacing and with a story to tell, Perc Trax in 2019 presented a fresh and hazardous form of ballistic techno in its approach to crunching drums and new school industrial aggression. Check it here.
TPTDIGI 069
20 Dec 19
Techno
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Warhol - (6:08) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
At Spoerri's (ANOTR remix) - (6:33) 128 BPM
Review: Originating from the Istanbul electronic music scene, Zurich-based Onur Ozman adds to his busy schedule of releases this year by debuting on Jamie Jones' Hottrax. Having previously released on Constant Circles, Sincopat and Kwench Records, Ozman brings his delicate and emotive production to the forefront for these three originals on the At Spoerri's EP. From the bittersweet and evocative title track, the tough rolling main room bounce of "KMIYH" and the emotive off-kilter electro of "Warhol". As a bonus, Amsterdam based duo ANOTR deliver a remix of the title track, and while these guys may be Dutch they sure know how to nail that timeless UK tech house sound.
HXT 049
20 Dec 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Warehouse - (4:06) 128 BPM
   
Warehouse (extended mix) - (6:36) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ANJ 593D
08 Jan 20
Progressive House
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