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Looney ToonzEXCLUSIVE
   
Looney Toonz - (4:28) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Silly Symphonies - (3:42) 175 BPM
   
Road Runnah - (4:26) 175 BPM
   
Leghorn Foghorn - (4:26) 175 BPM
Review: The Eternal Muzic crew are back in town and they have an offering, courtesy of Runnah. It's a fiery, no-nonsense release that sits in the familiar vein of Souped Up influenced music, with catchy hooks and the urban-edged knack that only jump-up D&B has. 'Looney Toonz' is our favourite, with a punching, pitched-down back end that pulses and sways alongside its percussive cousin and to great effect - this one would go down well on any UK dancefloor. The rest of the release is equally slick - Eternal Muzic have killed it once more.
EMR 34
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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J Select - "Glitch" - (4:52) 174 BPM
   
Kamoh - "How To Lose Friends" - (4:01) 175 BPM
   
Foks - "Tocsin" - (3:03) 174 BPM
   
Erbman - "Ride Or Die" - (5:12) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Burnzy & Joely - "Radioactive" - (4:01) 58 BPM
   
T Zone - "Methods" - (4:23) 175 BPM
Review: Audio Addict are one of the most prolific labels in the game and an imprint which we regularly feature in these pages, mostly because of their penetrative ability to get the heart pumping with some dirty jump up. This is the second instalment in their New Addictions series and it's a percy, with contributions from J Select, Kamoh, Erbman , Burnzy and Joely and T Zone. J Select comes out the blocks straight away with 'Glitch', a giant, cavernous stepper with oodles of space in the arrangement for its multitude of coarse basses to blow you away. Erbman has the other highlight, with a growling, wobbling underground of sounds below its skipping drum line. Big stuff.
ADDICT 078
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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SuperEXCLUSIVE
   
Clowned - (4:23) 175 BPM
   
Cooperate - (4:23) 175 BPM
   
Not Another Roller - (4:28) 175 BPM
   
Super - (4:23) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nautik & BlckHry - "Apart" - (4:26) 175 BPM
   
Super (Sota remix) - (2:59) 175 BPM
Review: Nautik is one of those artists with a low-key fantastic back-catalogue and after a bit of a slow-down in terms of output, he's back on Pick N Mix with a fierce EP that shows off some serious production skills. 'Super' is one of the stronger tracks, an expansive, growing number that starts in small pieces and gradually puts itself together, each synth sounds wicked and the combination of all of them is next level. 'Clowned' is very creative and has a unique rhythmic structure that some won't like but that others will love and regardless, it's a top-level cut to round out the release. Yes mate!
PNM 011
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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On Road (feat Reeality) - (4:27) 175 BPM
   
Kill A Rat - (3:53) 175 BPM
   
Forces (feat Sam Harris) - (4:48) 172 BPM
   
Middle Finger Riddim - (2:59) 175 BPM
   
Everybody Waan - (3:14) 175 BPM
   
Death Rattle - (4:35) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Brian Brainstorm
Review: Liondub's Street Series is one of the longest running and best introductory series' in the business, pulling through some lesser known talent on an almost monthly basis with condense yet expansive collections of music. This time it's the turn of Higher Sector, who lays down the gauntlet from the outset with 'Kill A Rat' - a huge jungle number with towering high points that tumble down into jarringly cool low points. It's a bit of a ballad to be honest. 'Forces' feat. Sam Harris is the other highlight, a pummelling roller with a wobbling sub and deliciously satisfying percussive snaps. Lovely stuff.
LDSSVOL 042
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Hi Jack - (5:43) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sure Thing - (6:10) 100 BPM
   
Zina - (5:10) 120 BPM
   
Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night - (4:46) 98 BPM
   
When Love Is New - (6:32) 115 BPM
   
Bateu, Doeu - (5:11) 100 BPM
Review: The latest in the 'Katakana Edits' series comes once more from label regular DJ Laurel, who delivers six soul/funk/disco cuts that, as a rule, seek simply to update the source material for contemporary floors rather than rework anything too radically. That source material this time out includes Herbie Mann's 'Hijack' from 1974, Millie Jackson's 'Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night' from 1979 and Arthur Prysock's 'When Love Is New' from 1976 on a straight disco tip, as well as the lounge-y, Latin vibes of Carmen Costa's 'Bateu, Doeu' from 1973 - the other two have us beat, but all six cuts are very playable.
KE 9097
20 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
Prestige - "A Ghost" - (3:39) 175 BPM
   
RV - "Assassins Deserve To Die" - (3:54) 174 BPM
   
Too Greezey - "Be Mine" - (4:30) 175 BPM
   
Sam Harris - "Boom Ting" - (5:30) 172 BPM
   
Mentah - "Can't Control It" - (4:34) 175 BPM
   
Agro & Diligent Fingers - "Clap Up" (feat Diligent Fingers) - (4:00) 180 BPM
   
Warhead - "Cranked" - (4:32) 172 BPM
   
Yatuza & Master Error - "Distance" - (4:28) 175 BPM
   
Agro & Mentah & Charlie Rotten - "Don Daddaz" (feat Mentah & Charlie Rotten) - (4:37) 180 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Warhead & Dutta - "Don't Test" (Dutta remix) - (4:26) 175 BPM
   
Guzi & Peggy Sewage - "Eyes Turn To Black" - (4:24) 174 BPM
   
Dunk - "Funkytown" - (4:33) 172 BPM
   
Nick The Lot - "Gunshot" - (4:12) 175 BPM
   
A N F M - "Hazzard" - (4:28) 175 BPM
   
Warhead - "Huh" - (4:23) 175 BPM
   
Too Greezey - "I'm Back" - (4:36) 175 BPM
   
Agro - "It Came From Under Me" - (3:40) 175 BPM
   
Dialogue - "Jazz Hands" - (4:13) 175 BPM
   
DJ Hybrid - "Kung Fu Master" - (5:51) 176 BPM
   
Mentah - "Lock The Door" - (4:21) 178 BPM
   
DJ Hybrid & Agro - "Murder Soundboy" - (4:38) 175 BPM
   
Mentah & Jaydan - "No Disrespect" (Jaydan remix) - (4:27) 175 BPM
   
Nick The Lot - "Over The Moon" - (4:05) 175 BPM
   
Version - "Plissken" - (4:30) 173 BPM
   
Leaf & Too Greezey - "Run The Riddim" - (3:42) 175 BPM
   
Ghxsty - "Simmer" - (3:41) 173 BPM
   
Vital - "Spiritual Vampires" - (4:21) 176 BPM
   
Rob Blaze - "The Only" - (4:27) 175 BPM
   
Damage Report - "World Eater" - (4:34) 175 BPM
   
Gravit-E - "Zombies" - (4:27) 177 BPM
Review: Everyone likes a good compilation, right? What's better than having as big a range of artists as possible in one condensed place? It's essentially an album with the ease of listening of a single, so we're all for it. Subliminal have come out with the 2020 edition in their Riddim Return series and it's packed full of bangers, across a range of styles, and it's one of those albums which doesn't try to be cool or sophisticated by chucking in a few fillers for the sake of diversity - it's just hard stuff here. It works great, with Sam Harris' tendency for muscular minimosity coming on loud and clear on Boom Ting, a wickedly devilish and driving roller.
SLR 070
20 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Various
   
Brian SNR - "Down 4 Some Loving" - (6:51) 114 BPM
   
Brian SNR - "Let's Dance" - (6:26) 120 BPM
   
C. Da Afro - "Music Is Love" - (5:34) 118 BPM
   
Frank Virgilio - "Thick As A Brick" (The ReThink) - (6:05) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Afro Vibrations" - (6:22) 112 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Mr. Funkyman" - (7:09) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loshmi - "Bitange" - (7:06) 118 BPM
   
Loshmi - "Palm Springs" - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Almost Made You Cry" - (8:07) 121 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Back To Dance" - (7:16) 105 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Celebremos" - (6:40) 121 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Give It Up" - (6:16) 115 BPM
   
Mitiko - "It's Over, It's Over" - (5:51) 96 BPM
   
Mitiko - "Too Hot To Trot" - (6:02) 118 BPM
   
Mitiko - "What Have You Done For Me" - (6:05) 115 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Gem Picker" - (6:22) 117 BPM
   
Tonbe - "I Don't Belong To You" - (5:57) 122 BPM
   
Tonbe - "Make It Last Forever" - (6:56) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe
Review: Fresh from the market, Disco Fruit offers up a suitably large pallet of juicy re-edits, tasty revisions and sun-ripened reworks. As you'd expect, there's plenty to get your teeth into from start to finish. Our highlights include the fuzzy 21st century disco-funk of Brian SNR's "Down For Some Loving", the bouncy, synth-bass-propelled funkiness of C Da Afro's "Music Is Love", the sleazy sweatiness of Frank Virgilio's flash-fried "Thick As A Brick (The ReThink)", the throbbing goodness of Loshmi's Italo-disco/80s rock revision "Palm Springs", the mid-tempo disco bliss of Mitiko's "It's Over, It's Over" and the disco-house bump of Tonbe's "Make It Last Forever".
DF 104
20 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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020EXCLUSIVE
   
191 - (8:30) 120 BPM
   
192 - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
193 - (6:54) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
194 - (8:33) 125 BPM
   
195 - (6:23) 122 BPM
   
196 - (6:24) 116 BPM
   
197 - (6:03) 115 BPM
   
198 - (7:12) 100 BPM
   
199 - (6:27) 104 BPM
   
200 - (6:13) 125 BPM
Review: Audaz's re-edit series reaches its 20th installment, which is remarkable when you consider that they only kicked things off in October! This latest outing finds the mysterious Lolita digging deeper than ever, so much so that we can only identify the source material of three cuts here: '191' reworks Change's Jocelyn Brown-vocalled 'Angel In My Pocket' and '199' revisits Astrud Gilberto's 1972 Brazilian fave 'Take It Easy My Brother Charlie', while '200' is based on The Stranglers' 1986 hit 'Always The Sun'. Most of the rest of the EP appears to draw on African and Latin music for inspiration, but we venture back into disco territory on '194' and the excellent '198'.
LOLITA 020
12 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Smooth GrooveEXCLUSIVE
   
Smooth Groove - (4:56) 175 BPM
   
Roll & Roll - (4:54) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Illmatic - (4:56) 58 BPM
   
Gliese 581 - (5:18) 175 BPM
Review: Tomoyoshi is definitely one of the best producers out there and,with previous releases on a host of other labels, his aggressive sound is back with a vengeance here, as well as being cut through with some lighter bits. Packed with harsh, barking tones and a stripped-back, funky aesthetic, Tomoyoshi doesn't waste any time in laying out the rules: there are none. 'Smooth Groove' is the title tune and its aptly named, with a luscious set of pads and a real feeling of relaxation that's nonetheless underpinned by a powerful percussive set and stonking low end. Wicked.
ORKR 033
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Dancing In Madness - (5:58) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dont Hold Back - (6:51) 119 BPM
   
Feel Good 2 U - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
Handle With Care - (6:38) 122 BPM
   
Sunrise Jam - (5:18) 122 BPM
Review: St Petersburg resident Sunner Soul has had releases on the likes of Acryl Music, Midnight Riot, Tronic and Armada, but this five-track EP comes on his own Vintage Music label. Opener 'Dancing In Madness' ain't nothin' but a lazy summer groove complete with crowd noise and mucho use of the filters, 'Don't Hold Back' is in a similar vein but has a phatter bottom-end and 'Feel Good 2 U' is another late 90s filter disco throwback, before 'Handle With Care' leads us down a slightly more sophisticated jazz-funk path and 'Sunrise Jam' plays us out with jazz piano and energising James Brown-like whoops and shouts.
VMR 075
09 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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019EXCLUSIVE
   
181 - (5:23) 125 BPM
   
182 - (6:08) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
183 - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
184 - (5:36) 120 BPM
   
185 - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
186 - (7:01) 120 BPM
   
187 - (5:22) 113 BPM
   
188 - (6:31) 120 BPM
   
189 - (4:51) 109 BPM
   
190 - (7:58) 92 BPM
Played by: BRENDON P, Kongisto
Review: No 19 in the series and Audaz's team of hard-working re-edit elves show no signs of slacking off just yet! This latest instalment is very much the proverbial game of two halves, with the first four tracks looking to 80s synth-pop and Italo sources for inspiration: Visage's 'Move Up' provides the basis for '181' and '183' is all Moroder throb and vocodered vocal, while '184' throws us a Dire Straits-shaped curveball that leads nicely into a second half drawing on some very eclectic source material, including Johnny Cash ('189'), Roisin Murphy ('190') and Cheri's 1982 disco/boogie hit 'Murphy's Law'.
LOLITA 019
05 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Exile - "ESP" (Jayline remix) - (4:55) 174 BPM
   
Teej & Phoroptic - "Valhalla" (Shadre & Salvage remix) - (4:06) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The three artists here are all well-known names these days, having been smashing the jump-up circuit for a number of years across the UK. They've all made a load of massive tracks and the three of them have collaborated on two remixes that make for a wicked EP. Jayline is on remix duties with 'ESP' and it's made us wonder how he packs so much sheer energy into his synth lines and the clarity he composes throughout the range is properly sick. Shadre & Salvage jump on 'Valhalla' with ease, getting straight to it with a quickfire intro that descends into a hellishly aggressive mash of bass synths of varying persuasions. Sick release this.
PFB 023
25 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Soul ShakersEXCLUSIVE
   
Do The Thang - (5:18) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Make Some Love - (5:25) 112 BPM
   
Spaced Drumz - (5:27) 117 BPM
   
Pumped - (4:25) 98 BPM
Review: There are plenty of re-editors and rework merchants with larger discographies than Editorial regulars Ed Wizard and Disco Double Dee, though few who deliver quite as consistently. Further proof arrives via their first outing of 2020, "Soul Shakers", a four-track collection of reworks based around breathing new life into dusty soul jams. The sweatiest and more obviously peak-time focused cut is undoubtedly the dense and energy-packed percussion workout "Spaced Drumz" (and yes, it lives up to the title), though celebratory disco-soul rework "Make Some Love" will also get hearts pounding out on the dancefloor. Of the EP's two slower and chuggier moments, it's the wonderfully hazy opener "Do The Thang" that's our pick.
ED 90
03 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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City CentreEXCLUSIVE
   
Adzzy & PAB MC - "City Centre" (vocal mix) - (4:27) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Adzzy & Kaitlin Bissett - "Rush" - (4:27) 174 BPM
Review: Our favourite Welsh label is back with its next outing, this time a distinctly sleek single from the veteran that is Adzzy, who is blending belligerent and beautiful beats in a brash but belated way here. The first side, with Cardiff based MC P.A.B is a big, dancefloor piece of work with a menacing vocal line and low frequency construction to match, the synergy between the two is tangible and the results are wicked. The flip is our favourite, an absurdly deep number featuring Kaitlin Bissett on vocals and a luxuriously wallowing wall of sub bass which envelops the whole tune with forward movement and fluidity. Awesome stuff.
INC 016
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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018EXCLUSIVE
   
171 - (7:20) 120 BPM
   
172 - (5:15) 110 BPM
   
173 - (7:32) 115 BPM
   
174 - (6:10) 115 BPM
   
175 - (8:12) 100 BPM
   
176 - (4:44) 110 BPM
   
177 - (8:13) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
178 - (6:37) 105 BPM
   
179 - (6:24) 105 BPM
   
180 - (7:25) 110 BPM
LOLITA 018
27 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Hey Jenny EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Hey Jenny Hey - (4:27) 174 BPM
   
Mystics - (3:48) 174 BPM
   
Gravity - (4:51) 174 BPM
   
Something In My Soul - (4:08) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Atlantic Connection has been releasing liquid drum & bass for a very long time and has built up a concurrently extensive reputation for excellence. This is his first EP for a little while and its coming on Liquid Lab, and instead of the usually sample focused sound it's a tad deeper, a just that bit more on the electronic side of things. That's expressed in the title tune 'Hey Jenny Hey', which drops off into a bouncing array of low frequency energy in lovely style. We're also fans of the slightly heavier touches of 'Gravity' and the rolling funk of 'Something In My Soul'. Banging.
LL 007
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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017EXCLUSIVE
   
161 - (8:12) 115 BPM
   
162 - (6:41) 120 BPM
   
163 - (6:47) 124 BPM
   
164 - (6:05) 113 BPM
   
165 - (5:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
166 - (5:56) 105 BPM
   
167 - (7:41) 114 BPM
   
168 - (7:46) 120 BPM
   
169 - (6:11) 125 BPM
   
170 - (4:51) 114 BPM
Review: The latest in Audaz's prolific re-edit series is very much the proverbial game of two halves. The first four cuts all draw on early-mid 80s dancefloor sources, including P-Funk All Stars' 'Hydraulic Pump' ('162') and the Ronnie Laws version of 'Always There' ('164'), but the rest of the EP looks to classic rock and pop for inspiration, presenting us with Lolita'd up takes on The Byrds' 'Time Of The Season' ('165'), David Bowie's 'Starman' ('166'), Nik Kershaw's 'I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' ('167'), The Cure's 'The Walk' ('168') and The Stranglers' 'Always The Sun' ('169'). If you play multi-genre DJ sets, there's some useful ammunition here!
LOLITA 017
20 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Monkey Style - (4:33) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Avast - (4:23) 175 BPM
Played by: Ego Trippin, Complex
Review: Spaow has channelled the chaotic energy of the monkey for this EP, a musical dexterity which has permitted him to create this absolute fire of a single. 'Monky Style' rolls out above a set of heavyweight drums and crashing hi-hats, which underpin a complex, chaotic yet precise mash of intertwined bass synths and old-school sampling. 'Avast' opens with a heavy arrangement that's matched in its upbeat drum lines, a serene moment of construction in what quickly turns into a very rough sea full of choppy basses and dirty sonics. Banging.
G4NDIGI 026
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Billy Idle - "White Wed" (V's Start Again mix) - (8:31) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deep Turtle - "Hush" (V's edit) - (6:09) 110 BPM
   
Fuse - "Starlit" (V's Overnight mix) - (7:40) 121 BPM
Review: When rocking the V's Edits guise, Valique has a bit of a soft spot for spoonerisms and chuckle-some tweaks of artist names and track titles. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the identity of the vintage rockers whose tracks have been given the touch-up treatment on "Rock We Dance - The Brits". Billy Idol classic "White Wedding" is the first to get a good going over, with Valique turning it into a confirmed indie-dance smasher thanks to some beefy new beats, weightier bass and wiggly, TB-303 style acid lines. Deep Purple's "Hush" is then turned into a psychedelic disco-rock bumper, before the veteran DJ/producer offers up "Starlit" by "Fuse" - a deeper fusion of moonlit psychedelia, nu-disco colour and club-focused grooves.
VHR 073
27 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Untitled EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Shablamidi Shablamda - (6:46) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
All You Wanna Do Is Party - (6:34) 106 BPM
   
Up Your Bottom - (6:11) 108 BPM
   
Come On Over To My Place - (6:38) 117 BPM
   
Now That I Have Found You - (6:24) 107 BPM
   
Times - (6:34) 101 BPM
Review: Chuggin Edits still chuggin' for the best of dancefloors. The slamming of kick drums, snap of white noise and all matter of loops, sounds and samples sent through the filters in this latest release for the discofied Slightly Transformed. This newest streak of funk, disco and boogie bangers sees strings and soul vibrations layered over the top slap of a Daft Punk inspired bassline (in "All You Wanna Do Is Party") to the piano led disco romances of "Come On Over To My Place". Even housier still is "Now That I Have Found You" and don't be afraid of the '70s leisure suite that is "Times". Still Chuggin'.
ST 028
27 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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DNZ
   
The Day It Rained Forever - (4:58) 145 BPM
DNZF 750
24 Mar 20
Scouse House
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022EXCLUSIVE
   
211 - (7:05) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
212 - (5:24) 115 BPM
   
213 - (7:46) 119 BPM
   
214 - (7:06) 131 BPM
   
215 - (6:09) 110 BPM
   
216 - (8:32) 120 BPM
   
217 - (6:48) 121 BPM
   
218 - (5:36) 131 BPM
   
219 - (8:50) 102 BPM
   
220 - (6:29) 77 BPM
Played by: Kongisto
Review: With the Lolita re-edit series reaching its 22nd installment, you should be familiar with the general vibe/ethos/MO by now, so we'll dive straight in. For '212', read Skatt Brothers' 'Walk The Night' from 1979, while '214' bites L'Ectrique's 'Struck By Boogie Lightning' from the same year. '215' reworks Space's classic 'Magic Fly', '217' revisits Bionic Boogie's 'Risky Changes' (1977) while Shakatak's 'Easier Said Than Done' (1981) is reinvented on '219'. The rest of the EP draws on unidentified Eurodisco/Italo/coldwave sources, with the obligatory curveball coming in the form of '220' - Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' as you've never heard it before.
LOLITA 022
26 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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016EXCLUSIVE
   
151 - (6:40) 120 BPM
   
152 - (6:33) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
153 - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
154 - (7:28) 123 BPM
   
155 - (7:53) 115 BPM
   
156 - (8:27) 120 BPM
   
157 - (6:19) 124 BPM
   
158 - (8:44) 115 BPM
   
159 - (5:54) 115 BPM
   
160 - (7:14) 105 BPM
Review: Hidden away below the streets of Munich is a top secret workshop where dozens of Ableton-trained monkeys beaver away 24/7 producing re-edits for the 'Lolita' series - there has to be, because nothing else could explain the rate at which these ten-track EPs have been landing! Classic cuts getting the treatment this time out include MJ's 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough' ('151'), The Trammps' 'Rubber Band' from 1975 ('152'), Strafe's 1984 electro-disco nugget 'Set It Off' ('155') and Brit-funkers Central Line's 'Walking Into Sunshine' from 1981 ('158'), while if anyone cares to ID the infuriatingly familiar "come back lover come back" vocal on '156' they just might stop one Juno reviewer from going round the twist...
LOLITA 016
13 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Feel So EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Feel So - (6:47) 125 BPM
   
K10 - (7:07) 128 BPM
   
Heist - (7:07) 128 BPM
   
Nikkis - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Codes - (7:29) 124 BPM
Played by: BURNIE
Review: Next up from the Soulserious camp, we see them unveil a very interesting project indeed as they welcome the sounds of Far From Perfect, a producer whose unique combination of tech and garage themes is seeing him pick up a fair bit of interest. This EP features five corkers, kicking off with the acidic bass tones of the title track 'Feel So', the extra-terrestrial bass zooms of 'K10' and super grizzly sub textures and angelic vocal layers of 'Heist'. Next up, we take a bit of a UKG twist as 'Nikkis' provides us with some seriously groovy nostalgic drum work, finishing up the stuttered rhythms and metallic bass slaps of 'Codes'. Wicked stuff!
SSR 088
06 Mar 20
UK Garage
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InfiltrateEXCLUSIVE
   
Shayper - "Infiltrate" - (4:57) 174 BPM
   
Shayper & Guzi - "Stop Motion" - (3:43) 174 BPM
   
Shayper - "Nagato" - (4:52) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shayper - "Rever" - (5:20) 174 BPM
   
Shayper - "Marianas" - (4:37) 58 BPM
   
Shayper & Substance - "Hypometric" - (4:27) 174 BPM
Review: Sub-Division have absolutely bloody killed it with this one. Featuring 5 cuts from Shayper including features from Guzi and Substance, Infiltrate is a collection of pure, gully numbers that all sit comfortably within the scene trends at the moment. All 5 of these could be talked about it in detail, but 'Nagato' stands out for the sheer audacity of its sub bass, a wobbling, pulsating wall of energy that pushes out into all corners of the range. 'Rever' is also top stuff, with a wonderfully solid percussive line and a grungy, gargling back end that'll have any head screwing their face up. Bangers!
SDR 007
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Dead & BuriedEXCLUSIVE
   
Speaker Louis & Veak - "Dead & Buried" (original mix) - (4:51) 176 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Speaker Louis & Ranking Dixi - "Double Trouble" (vocal mix) - (4:22) 174 BPM
   
Speaker Louis & Veak - "Dead & Buried" (Conrad Subs remix) - (4:46) 168 BPM
   
Double Trouble (instrumental mix) - (4:22) 174 BPM
Played by: Brian Brainstorm
MAAD 017
20 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Ghosn AttachesEXCLUSIVE
   
Men In Soggy Sorrow (Kid Panel remix) - (4:12) 130 BPM
   
Breakin' For You (Kuplay remix) - (4:00) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hymn Of The Moog (Rory Hoy remix) - (4:09) 126 BPM
   
The Bully (Macho remix) - (4:17) 130 BPM
Review: Yet again, it appears that Nipponeer Japan have pulled out a box of magic as they welcome The Darrow Chem Syndicate in for a super groovy four track selection under the EP title 'Ghosn Attaches'. They have selected four potent remixes for our enjoyment, kicking off with Kid Panel's spicy rethink of 'Men In Soggy Sorrow', overhauling the twanging western vocals with silky breakbeat action. Next, Kuplay unleashes a vibrant roller rework of 'Breakin' For You' alongside Rory Hoy's rave synth heavy emulation of 'Hymn Of The Moog'. Finally, Macho steps up for a drum heavy take on 'The Bully', rounding the project off in style.
NPR 012
30 Mar 20
Breakbeat
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Beam EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Echo The Love - (6:53) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Bubble - (7:00) 120 BPM
   
Silent Caller - (6:16) 120 BPM
   
Beam - (6:30) 118 BPM
Played by: CHEWY RUBS, 80's Child
Review: The nu-disco scene's favourite Wookee, Chewy Rubs, has dedicated much more time to collaborations of late. He's already joined forces with Fingerman and North Laine, and here shares the results of studio time spent with the previously unheard M.O.K.E. There's much to set the pulse racing throughout, from the rolling nu-disco warmth of EP opener "Echo The Love", where bubbly electronic motifs and surging synth lines ride an elastic groove, to the weirdo vocals and disco-tech vibes of the rather ear-pleasing "Silent Caller". Best of all though is title track "Beam", a fine chunk of 21st century Italo-disco/house fusion full of sparkling refrains, sleazy analogue bass and dreamy, sun-kissed melodies.
BAN 019
27 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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021EXCLUSIVE
   
201 - (5:57) 120 BPM
   
202 - (5:39) 110 BPM
   
203 - (5:34) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
204 - (6:22) 130 BPM
   
205 - (6:50) 115 BPM
   
206 - (6:51) 120 BPM
   
207 - (5:43) 124 BPM
   
208 - (6:24) 120 BPM
   
209 - (7:06) 111 BPM
   
210 - (5:22) 95 BPM
Played by: Kongisto
Review: The prolific Lolita crew return with yet another 10-track remix EP. Where some volumes in the series have leaned heavily towards a particular sound (be it disco, African music or 80s rock/pop) in terms of source material, 'Vol 21' sees them casting their net far and wide, reworking cuts as diverse as CJ & Co's 1977 disco strutter 'We Got Our Own Thing' (now reinvented as '201'), Vanilla Ice's 1990 novelty rap hit 'Ice Ice Baby' ('206') and Jona Lewie's 1980 new wave/synth-pop nugget 'You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties' ('210'), as well as an assortment of unidentified Italo, Eurodisco and coldwave obscurities.
LOLITA 021
19 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Bon SouvenirEXCLUSIVE
   
Never Know (dub mix) - (3:37) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bon Souvenir (dub mix) - (6:16) 133 BPM
   
Go Fast (dub mix) - (3:45) 68 BPM
   
Make It Right - (4:52) 125 BPM
   
Balle Perdue (dub mix) - (5:59) 125 BPM
   
Le Dernier Mot - (3:18) 113 BPM
Review: Although he's occasionally made guest appearances on other labels - most notably Rekids, Money $ex and Vertv - Quentin Leroy AKA Mad Rey has been a key member of the D.KO family since the label's launch six years ago. Here he returns to the French imprint for the first time in two years with a predictably solid collection of cuts. Four of the six cuts are designated as dub mixes, with the French producer variously offering up techno-tempo loopy deep house ("Never Know"), Mella Dee style techno-disco ("Bon Souvenir"), warehouse-ready ghetto-tech sleaze ("Go Fast") and lo-fi Chicago jack on steroids ("Balle Perdue"). Elsewhere, "Le Dermier Mot" is the kind of drowsy deepness found on Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works Volume 1", while "Make It Right" is a breezy piano-house treat.
D.KORL 01
20 Mar 20
Deep House
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Go To HellEXCLUSIVE
DNZ
   
Go To Hell - (6:32) 150 BPM
DNZ 397
24 Mar 20
Scouse House
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Away/FocusEXCLUSIVE
   
Focus - (4:34) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Away - (4:34) 175 BPM
Review: Barrelling around the corner and into deep town is Dotronix, whose newest single on Switch! Recordings excels in a gnarly, minimal and over the top fashion. The first cut - Focus - smacks of the recent scene takeover by the likes of Serum and Benny L, it's rambunctious bassline swirling round in huge, naughty sub-bass pulses that'll leave you delighted by their length and scope. 'Away' is even more in your face and arguably the better of the two, a delicate balance being struck between percussive weight and the sensitive delineation of its elements. A proper smasher that will give you a naughty bass face and will definitely get your head nodding, a pattern carried across to the other four tunes here.
SWITCHRECORD 023
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Missing YouEXCLUSIVE
DNZ
   
Missing You - (5:23) 145 BPM
DNZF 738
26 Feb 20
Scouse House
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Secret Stuff EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Feel Alive - (6:27) 150 BPM
   
For The Light - (4:03) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wanna Up To Dance - (4:33) 150 BPM
   
You & Me - (3:13) 150 BPM
DEXX 061
25 Mar 20
Scouse House
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Do It Backwards (vocal mix) - (6:39) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shoey's Acid Trip (original mix) - (5:36) 119 BPM
   
Do It Backwards (Pablo's Air Raid dub) - (6:54) 119 BPM
Review: If you're looking for some mixed-up disco-tech goodies to allieviate boredom and spread vibes during these troubled times, we'd heartily recommend this EP from former Paper Disco and Fatty Fatty Phonographics artists Pablo & Shoey. Check first the EP-opening "Vocal Mix" of "Do It Backwards", a gloriously kaleidoscopic affair that flits between bursts of disco-sampling joy and percussion-laden, acid house-inspired nu-disco wonkiness. The EP also includes an alternative "Air Raid Dub" from Pablo which expertly tools up the more trippy and acid-fired elements of the track while retaining some of the disco cheeriness present in the pair's original mix. The release's other cut, "Shoey's Acid Trip", lives up to its name by sounding like a Maurice Fulton outing as Syclops after a sweaty fight with a Roland TB-303.
SM 034
23 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Crack FoxEXCLUSIVE
   
Crack Fox - (5:31) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Regular Customer - (5:08) 137 BPM
   
Blinky - (4:31) 129 BPM
   
Other Worlds - (4:55) 128 BPM
Review: Constant Sound's electro arm, Infiltrate, calls upon the considerable talents and technical heft of London Modular Alliance for a bruising EP of body-popping exploration strapped to a tough n' funky beatdown. "Crack Fox" is as nervy and nimble as the title might suggest, while "Regular Customer" takes things in a hyper-detailed direction compatible with the kind of advanced machine funk you expect from Silicon Scally. "Blinky" follows suit with another artfully woven web of twitchy synth hooks and deftly sequenced drums, and then "Other Worlds" switches things up with some seriously hefty bass pressure pivoting around a dubstep attitude towards space and moodiness.
INFILTRATE 04
20 Mar 20
Electro
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Various
   
The Ruse - "Flares" (feat SB1) - (5:16) 172 BPM
   
SB1 - "Falling Star" (feat General Jah Mikey) - (4:39) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Armada - "Exacto" - (5:57) 175 BPM
   
Koruptid - "LSD" - (4:27) 174 BPM
   
Pish Posh - "Destruction" (feat SB1) - (4:34) 174 BPM
   
Sinister Dosage - "Strut" - (3:49) 174 BPM
   
The Ruse - "Time Out" - (7:02) 174 BPM
   
SB1 - "Party Rock" (feat Koruptid) - (4:36) 176 BPM
   
The Ruse - "Flares" (Sinistarr remix - feat SB1) - (6:19) 172 BPM
   
SB1 - "Falling Star" (SB1 remix - feat General Jah Mikey) - (4:51) 172 BPM
   
Pardeeboi - "Welcome To Detroit" (feat CPG) - (7:02) 174 BPM
SPD 010
24 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Say NothingEXCLUSIVE
   
Say Nothing - (4:27) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sounds Of Anarchy - (4:00) 140 BPM
   
System - (4:07) 140 BPM
Review: We do always end up with a smile on our face when we see a new project from Dubtribu land in store, as we just know we won't be disappointed. This time around they invite the heavy hitting sounds of Takjacob inside for a monstrous three track exploration into 140 music, kicking off with the lethal melodic reese leads of the title track 'Say Nothing', kicking us off with a serious bang. Next, the electricity is turned up as 'Sounds Of Anarchy' is unveiled, packed full of fuzzy synthesizer pulses and plucked arpeggios, before we round up on the pulsating 808 slaps and glittering harmonic layers of 'System'. What a project this is!
DTR 033
27 Mar 20
Deep Dubstep
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015EXCLUSIVE
   
141 - (6:43) 113 BPM
   
142 - (7:41) 120 BPM
   
143 - (6:47) 120 BPM
   
144 - (6:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
145 - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
146 - (5:30) 115 BPM
   
147 - (7:37) 105 BPM
   
148 - (6:19) 115 BPM
   
149 - (7:44) 120 BPM
   
150 - (5:07) 100 BPM
Review: This is Volume 15 in Audaz's 'Lolita' series, so you should have some idea what to expect by now! But for newbies, the 'Lolita' EPs are made up re-edits of classic disco, funk and pop cuts, largely from the 70s and 80s, with this latest outing including the Lolita take on tracks such as First Choice's 'Dr Love' (now known as '144'), Gene Chandler's 'When You're #1' ('148') and Tommy Tate's 'For The Dollar Bill' (or '149'). And yes, okay, those are the only three whose original source we can name off the top of our heads... but with earlier installments having leaned perhaps a little too heavily on the well-known and familiar, that's a good thing.
LOLITA 015
06 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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CirclesEXCLUSIVE
DNZ
   
Circles - (5:04) 145 BPM
DNZF 741
02 Mar 20
Scouse House
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P.I.M.P (Everybody! Ihhha!) - (6:44) 145 BPM
   
Drugs - (5:00) 145 BPM
   
Tetta - (5:25) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Drop Da Bass - (5:39) 145 BPM
   
Put Your Hands - (5:31) 145 BPM
   
Turn The Bass - (5:39) 145 BPM
   
Put Da Brass Disc On - (4:46) 145 BPM
   
Pump This Party - (6:00) 145 BPM
   
4 Rules - (6:52) 142 BPM
   
Baby - (4:56) 130 BPM
CORECDIG 065
13 Mar 20
Scouse House
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Pumpingland Anthem (VIP mix 1) - (3:52) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pumpingland Anthem (VIP mix 2) - (3:51) 150 BPM
DEXX 062
25 Mar 20
Scouse House
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The Festival EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Soulstice - (6:52) 119 BPM
   
Maceos - (4:37) 120 BPM
   
Stardust - (7:17) 120 BPM
   
Let's Dance - (5:40) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Thanks to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the festival season has been unofficially cancelled. Situation think we should still all party - alone, of course - while in isolation so have served up 'The Festival EP' - a suitably good-time collection of cuts that should inspire you to dance around the living room. The set the tone with the jazz-funk-meets-deep house brilliance of "Soulstice" - check the lazy guitar solos, Rhodes chords and bubbly bass guitar - before doffing a cap to one of Glastonbury's most celebrated behind-the-scenes spots on the similarly languid, live-sounding "Maceos". "Stardust" is a rich, wah-wah-guitar flecked shuffle through deep disco pastures, while "Let's Dance" is an energetic slab of Prince style purple funk complete with fizzing slap bass and wavy, eyes-closed guitar solos.
SITU 036
27 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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We Are FamilyEXCLUSIVE
DNZ
   
We Are Family - (6:59) 150 BPM
DNZF 734
20 Feb 20
Scouse House
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Below Deck - (6:02) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Calamidade - (6:36) 132 BPM
   
Continental - (5:46) 133 BPM
   
Letter Boy - (5:41) 136 BPM
Review: Following a release on Affekt at the start of this year, Hollden delivers this heads-down release for Spanish imprint Rhod. "Below Deck" resounds to tough, dense drums and a psychedelic riff running through it, while on "Calamidade", Hollden opts for a more visceral approach, as acrid electronic textures unravel over a rough, rolling rhythm. "Continental" sees the Portuguese producer explore a more minimal approach, with a steely, stripped back rhythm underpinning a mysterious synth pattern and chattering percussion. It's only a temporary divergence from his signature sound however, and he closes out this release with the rolling, tribal techno of "Letter Boy".
RRBC 017
18 Mar 20
Techno
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008EXCLUSIVE
   
071 - (7:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
072 - (5:55) 120 BPM
   
073 - (7:30) 112 BPM
   
074 - (6:58) 112 BPM
   
075 - (5:04) 115 BPM
   
076 - (5:33) 115 BPM
   
077 - (5:16) 110 BPM
   
078 - (7:35) 120 BPM
   
079 - (6:59) 113 BPM
   
080 - (5:17) 108 BPM
Review: Ten more re-edits from Audaz's mysterious Lolita here. No idea what the source for opener '071' was but it's ended up as bluesy, organ- and harmonica-driven house stomper in the vein of Lemon Interrupt's classic 'Big Mouth', and sets the tone nicely for an EP that packs some killer dancefloor grooves, including a sterling re-edit of Geraldine Hunt's 1980 disco gem 'Can't Fake The Feeling' ('076'), a throbbing, Balearic take on 'Another Brick In The Wall' ('073'), the white-socked boogie of '077' and the driftaway space-lounge loveliness of '078' - though a beefed-up take on 'Oh What A Night' ('075') is probably one for the wedding jocks...
LOLITA 008
12 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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ExtinctionEXCLUSIVE
   
Body Count (original mix) - (4:41) 140 BPM
   
The Fallen (original mix) - (4:41) 140 BPM
   
The Fallen (Internal Frequency remix) - (4:54) 140 BPM
   
Extinction (original mix) - (5:08) 140 BPM
   
Extinction (Steven Lorenz remix) - (4:41) 140 BPM
   
L Nix - "Gravity Distortion" (original mix) - (4:13) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
L Nix - "Gravity Distortion" (Outsider remix) - (4:54) 140 BPM
   
Seam Splitter (original mix) - (4:17) 140 BPM
Played by: NAZA
Review: Now what a selection we have here from L Nix & Outsider, two heavyweight faces in the dubstep community who have linked up here to provide us with an absolute madness, courtesy of Iron Shirt Recordings, who just so happen to be smashing it themselves. We kick off with a look at L Nix rolling out solo on the gnarly LFO flexes of 'Gravity Distortion', before the pair leap into four potent collaborations, with the lethal reese bass structures of 'Extinction' and the spacious arrangements of 'Seam Splitter' being the two stand outs tracks. As well as this 'The Fallen' faces a hefty makeover from Internal Frequency who rejigs the track into a bubbling ball of spacey goodness.
IRON 042
19 Mar 20
Deep Dubstep
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Feel A Little Love - (4:44) 123 BPM
   
Make Me Feel Like Dancin' - (5:02) 120 BPM
   
On My Mind - (4:01) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wild Blood - (5:03) 124 BPM
SUPA 009
27 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Summer - (5:39) 150 BPM
DEXX 059
24 Feb 20
Scouse House
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EmbraceEXCLUSIVE
   
Charlie - (3:39) 175 BPM
   
Soldier - (4:23) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Embrace - (4:23) 175 BPM
   
Balthromaw - (3:39) 175 BPM
BR 047
31 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Monkey HangerEXCLUSIVE
   
G.H & Salmon - "Monkey Hanger Feat. Salmon" - (4:18) 180 BPM
   
Safari - (4:30) 175 BPM
   
Careless - (3:40) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HYDAU 007
28 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Big SoundEXCLUSIVE
   
Big Sound - (4:39) 140 BPM
   
Conquering Lion - (3:44) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jamaica - (4:36) 140 BPM
   
Monolith - (4:12) 140 BPM
FA 043
30 Mar 20
Deep Dubstep
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Jack The Ripper - "Money Up" - (3:42) 175 BPM
   
Lymitless - "Shooter" - (4:23) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NWSD 022
30 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Follow Me Into The Shadows (Darren Glancy & Alec Fury remix) - (6:57) 145 BPM
   
Darren Glancy & SonicSound - "Hungry Eyes" (original mix) - (7:13) 140 BPM
   
Turn Around (original mix) - (5:21) 145 BPM
   
Darren Glancy & Bridson - "Voodoo" (feat Allison - Darren Glancy 2020 remix) - (7:13) 140 BPM
   
Alec Fury - "Let's Go Dreaming" (original mix) - (5:20) 145 BPM
   
You Should Be Sorry (original mix) - (4:57) 170 BPM
   
Darren Glancy & Alec Fury - "Faded" (original mix) - (5:29) 140 BPM
   
Stars Collide (original mix) - (7:12) 140 BPM
   
Darren Glancy & SonicSound - "Boys Of Summer" (original mix) - (7:12) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crazy About Your Love (original mix) - (8:05) 140 BPM
   
Hold On To Me (original mix) - (7:21) 140 BPM
   
Follow Me Into The Shadows (original mix) - (8:07) 140 BPM
HDRR 0010
27 Mar 20
Hard House
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Another Bite - (6:14) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Regularno - (5:52) 116 BPM
   
Pelin - (7:44) 118 BPM
   
Drunk Robot - (6:21) 121 BPM
   
Really Fresh - (6:07) 119 BPM
   
Let's Groove Baby - (6:10) 118 BPM
   
Samo Iluzija - (5:42) 118 BPM
   
Strange Things - (6:09) 119 BPM
   
Robin's Flight - (6:08) 118 BPM
   
Her Desires - (6:00) 118 BPM
   
Sunny August - (5:32) 120 BPM
Played by: Tonbe, SUNNER SOUL
Review: It's only been five months since Disco Fruit overlord Tonbe (real name Milos Djordjevic) offered up his fourth full-length excursion, but he's already offering up album number five. The Serbian producer begins with a squelchy synth-funk cover of Queen Classic "Another One Bites The Dust" (renamed "Another Bite") and ends with the cowbell-laden nu-boogie smoothness of "Sunny August"; in between, you'll find a fine selection of colourful, synth-heavy workouts that successfully blend bold melodies and ear-catching chords with beats that variously touch on house, disco, Italo, freestyle and electro. It's a coherent and entertaining set with plenty of dancefloor-ready club cuts for all those who dig melody-driven nu-disco.
DF 103
06 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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012EXCLUSIVE
   
111 - (8:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
112 - (6:14) 118 BPM
   
113 - (5:30) 120 BPM
   
114 - (4:44) 120 BPM
   
115 - (8:40) 120 BPM
   
116 - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
117 - (6:10) 110 BPM
   
118 - (6:08) 120 BPM
   
119 - (6:43) 120 BPM
   
120 - (7:45) 85 BPM
Played by: BRENDON P
Review: This latest installment in Audaz's re-edit series gets off to a flying start, with '101' reworking King's 1984 pop smash 'Love And Pride' into a Brit-funk workout that'd be worthy of contemporaneous acts like Cymande or Central Line. Buy the EP for that track alone and you'll be getting your money's worth, because it really is a killer - in which case the other nine high-quality reimaginings of Gwen McCrae's 'Funky Sensation' ('117'), The Escorts' 1981 boogie jam 'Make Me Over' ('115') and assorted unidentified boogie, funk and Afro cuts are merely a bonus!
LOLITA 012
16 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dark RoseEXCLUSIVE
   
Dark Rose - (5:45) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pure - (6:45) 128 BPM
Review: Back to basics. If '90s warehouse techno is your concern. Mosher brings his two-track Dark Rose to Hotmind and does so with a scintillating double of purified techno. Straight up four-to-the-floor drums dosed nicely in reverb hold a groove for a gnarly synth form and reform in "Pure" but it's all about the title track here; a dark, long winding and synth-driven techno burner. Hell yeah.
MO 01
19 Mar 20
Techno
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Magic Eyes - (8:24) 128 BPM
   
Hamburger Man - (5:00) 126 BPM
   
Charlotte - (4:16) 115 BPM
   
Fossil Eyes - (4:31) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunny Faces - (4:16) 117 BPM
Played by: Vincent Inc
Review: Obscure Japanese disco outfit The Eastern Gang released two albums on the Invitation label, 1979's 'The Flasher' and 1980's 'Magic Eyes' - and that's about all we (or the internet!) know about them, except that four tracks from the former and the title track from the latter are now being reissued right here. Note the date of those original releases - we're talking quite late in the disco era, so there's a strong Euro influence to the five tracks here, and at times a slight whiff of Boney M-style cheese. One more for the high-camp floors than the serious Italo chin-strokers then, but an enjoyable romp all the same.
1LIFE 20
16 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nomad LPEXCLUSIVE
   
Nomad - (2:56) 156 BPM
   
Authority - (5:10) 140 BPM
   
Relic - (4:08) 140 BPM
   
Imperial - (4:35) 140 BPM
   
Sand - (0:47) 142 BPM
   
Shuji - (4:55) 120 BPM
   
Garden - (0:41) 154 BPM
   
Shizen - (3:51) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Facade - (4:15) 140 BPM
   
Wasureru - (4:06) 140 BPM
   
Flash - (5:03) 140 BPM
Review: When it comes to long-form dubstep projects, it is often easy to get bogged down, with a lot of producers wanting to write the same track over and over again 12 times. Off-Switch Audio however have provided us with a very special project indeed as they welcome Nuboid's outstanding 'Nomad' LP. From the intense soundscapes of 'Authority', and sweeping eastern flute melodies of 'Shuji', to the grimey reese lines of 'Relic', this project showcases an incredible level of versatility from start to finish. Our highlights from this one have to include the pleasing reversed-string melodies and smooth drum work of 'Shizen', alongside the plucky arpeggios and unpredictable rhythmic switch ups of 'Flash'. We would highly recommend listening through this one on long play!
OSD 002
27 Mar 20
Deep Dubstep
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The Dark Side Of The Mood - Pt 1 (Pt 1) - (6:11) 180 BPM
   
Uprising - (7:20) 58 BPM
   
The Black Lake - (7:16) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Dark Side Of The Mood - Pt 2 (Pt 2) - (6:51) 180 BPM
   
The Black Lake (Antares VIP) - (4:10) 58 BPM
BPR 034
28 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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DeasilEXCLUSIVE
   
Deasil (original mix) - (7:32) 121 BPM
A 005
31 Mar 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Sambao - (6:43) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Not By Change - (6:59) 115 BPM
   
Stop - (7:18) 115 BPM
   
Sambao (Fingerman & Belabouche rework) - (6:57) 102 BPM
HOTDIGIT 068
30 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Orlov's Casket - (7:36) 155 BPM
   
Acid Genie - (4:21) 91 BPM
   
Nxt1 - (4:54) 134 BPM
   
Voyager-2 - (5:22) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Contact - (5:18) 91 BPM
   
Nxt1 (Gantz remix) - (3:53) 134 BPM
BMR 023
30 Mar 20
Bass
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Para Days - (4:08) 57 BPM
DIGITAL 112
27 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Alone (The Pet Shop mix) - (5:51) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Alone (The Pet Shop dub) - (5:51) 116 BPM
   
Midnight Cocktail (Limpodisco remix) - (5:36) 116 BPM
Played by: Kongisto
Review: 'Alone' Part 1, released just a month ago, centred around the Hall Mix, which lifted the bassline from Hall & Oates classic 'I Can't Go For That'. So we won't insult your intelligence by explaining which 80s pop survivors Part 2's Pet Shop Mix pays tribute to in similar fashion! What we will tell you is that, as per Part 1, there's an accompanying vocal-free pass for the more underground floors, while bonus cut 'Midnight Cocktail also returns, here remixed by Limpodisco in a wonkier nu-disco style compared to the boogie nouveau vibes of Part 1's original mix.
GAN 030
27 Mar 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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FoibleEXCLUSIVE
   
Foible - (4:13) 174 BPM
   
Momo J - (3:50) 174 BPM
   
Renovation - (4:51) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
LQBDIG 415
31 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Covid 19 (Lock Down mix) - (4:10) 180 BPM
   
Covid 19 Riddim (Riddim mix) - (3:33) 180 BPM
SVM 053
31 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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Candy Skank - (4:36) 149 BPM
   
Lorins Dance - (5:24) 135 BPM
   
Rhythm 20 - (4:23) 57 BPM
   
Same Feeling - (4:48) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It's a great time for breakbeat in general, with new heavyweight releases dropping every week, thanks primarily to the consistency of top labels such as Funk Blasters. They here welcome sounds of fan favourite Morlack across four wicked originals, beginning with the spooky themes and grizzly synth rolls of 'Candy Skank'. Next, 'Lorins Dance', in which we hear choppy vocal slaps forged together with smooth jazzy saxophone lines before 'Rhythm 20' lets a funkadelic bassline run riot. Finally, the euphoric harmonic structures of 'Same Feeling' work as an excellent sign out for a top quality body of work.
FB 036
05 Mar 20
Breakbeat
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014EXCLUSIVE
   
131 - (6:35) 115 BPM
   
132 - (6:51) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
133 - (7:06) 120 BPM
   
134 - (5:43) 120 BPM
   
135 - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
136 - (6:59) 122 BPM
   
137 - (7:12) 120 BPM
   
138 - (6:57) 110 BPM
   
139 - (7:40) 100 BPM
   
140 - (6:36) 90 BPM
Played by: Alkalino, Kongisto
Review: The juggernaut that Audaz's 'Lolita' series of re-edit EPs has become lurches on remorselessly, with two more 10-track collections landing in stores this week alone. With the series now comprising a whopping 150 tracks, it's not suprising that this latest installment sees 'Lolita' digging deeper than ever for source material: '137' reworks Syreeta's 'Can't Shake Your Love' from 1981 (a Larry Levan classic) while '139' loops up Lowrell's 1979 soul jam 'Mellow Mellow (Right On)' to devastating effet, but that's about as much as we can tell you! Still, if its party-starting disco, boogie and 80s pop flavas you're after, you'll find them in abundance here.
LOLITA 014
30 Jan 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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New WorldEXCLUSIVE
   
New World - (3:59) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DEXX 060
25 Feb 20
Scouse House
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Love Breaks Down - (5:52) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Into You - (6:08) 116 BPM
   
3-29am - (6:29) 117 BPM
   
Into You (Brooks From Eindhoven remix) - (6:31) 118 BPM
COV 015
30 Mar 20
Deep House
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AmericaEXCLUSIVE
   
America - (6:18) 119 BPM
   
Low - (6:42) 119 BPM
   
Whoah - (5:57) 119 BPM
NEO 075
30 Mar 20
Deep House
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FunkymanEXCLUSIVE
   
Funkyman - (5:24) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Goin Down - (5:25) 121 BPM
   
Good Things - (6:11) 115 BPM
SE 689
29 Mar 20
Funk
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OutliersEXCLUSIVE
   
Outliers - (5:50) 123 BPM
   
What I Mean - (6:17) 124 BPM
   
Salt - (6:34) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Taking inspiration from the film Aliens, Pvt Vasquez sends in three dubbed out techno bombs with none more undeniable than "What I Mean". It's been a while since we heard this classic formula dublicated so well. For the housier option there's "Salt" which does away with saw waves for classic rhode stabs and deeper house reverb to match. The Heavyweight title goes to "Outliers" with its warehouse reverb, industrial atmospheres and squashed grooves. Deep deep in dub.
CSD 04
20 Mar 20
Minimal/Tech House
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DecayEXCLUSIVE
   
Insanity Dub - (7:04) 130 BPM
   
Rusty Flashback - (7:38) 123 BPM
   
Garden Of Corrosion - (5:59) 126 BPM
   
Pepper Jones - (8:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Building on the momentum of the strong reissue programme undertaken at Thule Records HQ, Thor returns to the fray with some new productions that add a new chapter to the story of Icelandic techno. Of course, the unique atmosphere the label carved out in the 90s has been left intact - the dubby processing and icy melodies abound throughout, creating utterly immersive techno and house variations in the process. "Insanity Dub" has a live feel to its drum set which injects a curious disco energy into the mix, while "Rusty Flashback" takes things in a subtle tech house direction. "Garden Of Corrosion" stands apart with its slender sound palette, placing the emphasis on groove and swing, while "Pepper Jones" ramps the dub techno exploration up to 11. If you love the sound of Thule, you're going to love this.
THL 024
20 Mar 20
Techno
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DzopaEXCLUSIVE
   
Dzopa - (7:56) 124 BPM
NRD 008
27 Mar 20
Electro
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Various
Remind Me Vol 4EXCLUSIVE
   
Supernatural - "Fruit Beats" (original mix) - (7:06) 144 BPM
   
Eye Contact - "Cube N Sys" (original mix) - (5:53) 144 BPM
   
Complex - "Sweet Poison" (original mix) - (7:53) 142 BPM
   
System Failure - "Dubel Feced" (original mix) - (6:22) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mad Actors - "Beyond Imagination" (Atomic Pulse remix) - (7:39) 142 BPM
   
Sunny Cloud & DJ Mirko - "Hot Chili" (original mix) - (6:59) 140 BPM
   
Supernatural - "Photographic" (original mix) - (7:41) 140 BPM
   
Pulsar - "Prorpio Prototopotype" (original mix) - (7:38) 140 BPM
   
Eye Contact - "Play It Loud" (original mix) - (5:38) 144 BPM
   
Perplex & Complex - "I Fly With You" (original mix) - (7:43) 145 BPM
VEL 042
18 Mar 20
Psy/Goa Trance
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Funk Business - (5:02) 116 BPM
   
Thin Line Afro - (4:16) 105 BPM
   
Afro Ride - (4:10) 110 BPM
   
Funk Premier - (4:02) 118 BPM
   
Move In The Floor - (3:30) 60 BPM
   
Again - (2:36) 119 BPM
SE 690
31 Mar 20
Funk
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RevivalEXCLUSIVE
   
A Lovely Morning - (1:57) 148 BPM
   
Humans Are Wired - (3:04) 125 BPM
   
Revival - (3:53) 159 BPM
   
La Festa - (5:10) 132 BPM
   
Castlebay - (3:49) 127 BPM
   
Consoul - (2:08) 158 BPM
   
Level Ten - (4:07) 135 BPM
   
Pure? - (4:48) 134 BPM
   
Trip Hop If You Like - (5:30) 117 BPM
   
Risen - (7:45) 120 BPM
U4E 1018A
31 Mar 20
Breakbeat
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LostEXCLUSIVE
   
Lost - (5:12) 122 BPM
BMR 27
31 Mar 20
Minimal/Tech House
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ContagiousEXCLUSIVE
   
Contagious - (4:35) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Contagious (dub mix) - (5:10) 130 BPM
BIP 313
26 Mar 20
Electro
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Baby Come BackEXCLUSIVE
   
Everybody Get Down - (4:30) 131 BPM
   
Funk Transplant - (3:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Vincent Inc
WMN 46
25 Feb 20
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Acid Ever AfterEXCLUSIVE
   
Acid Odyssey - (8:19) 125 BPM
   
African Demon - (6:16) 130 BPM
   
Primitive Frequencies - (3:03) 140 BPM
BIP 314
30 Mar 20
Electro
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Cyber CriminalEXCLUSIVE
   
Cyber Criminal - (3:09) 124 BPM
XLGC 1027
30 Mar 20
Hip Hop/R&B
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Brain DamageEXCLUSIVE
   
Brain Damage - (7:00) 133 BPM
CAT 01
30 Mar 20
Techno
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Hide Your Heart - (5:10) 175 BPM
   
Don't Leave Me - (5:21) 174 BPM
EVOR 022
30 Mar 20
Drum And Bass
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