Review: Legendary Australian DJ Cam Bianchetti, these days known as Late Night Tuff Guy (aka HMC) is said to be 'honoured' to appear on the esteemed Salsoul Records with three killer edits of classics from their back catalogue. LNTG respectfully handles and edits them with care. Featuring First Choice's anthems "Doctor Love" (Late Nite Tuff Guy Hypnotizin' Groove) and "Love Having You Around" (Late Nite Tuff Guy rework). This is followed by Double Exposure's "Everyman" which gets respliced and stretched to perfection once again, plus featuring those epic filter sweeps throughout for added dancefloor drama. Beautifully mastered, these edits appeared courtesy of 2018's Record Store Day and is certainly one for the disco heads right here!
Rafael Cameron - "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya" (The Reflex Revision) - (7:51) 120 BPM
Loleatta Holloway - "We're Getting Stronger (The Longer We Stay Together) [Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Remix] [DJ Mem? Edit]" (The Longer We Stay Together - Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper remix - DJ Meme edit) - (6:46) 126 BPM
The Salsoul Orchestra - "Sun After Rain" (Tom Moulton 12" mix - 2017 Remaster) - (8:07) 120 BPM
Charo - "Hot Love Vs Stay With Me" (Dimitri From Paris vs Monsieur D Hot Breaks Re-Cut - 2017 Remaster) - (5:53) 125 BPM
Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo - "Party On The Corner" (Shep Pettibone mix - 2017 Remaster) - (6:51) 112 BPM
Review: With 30 tracks to choose, there's no faulting the value for money on offer with this latest Salsoul collection, but a note of caution should perhaps be sounded: if you've only just discovered Salsoul and are doing some exploring, then this isn't the best collection to start with, because most of the label's best-loved tunes already featured on Volume 1, back in 2017. That potential commercial weakness is also, however, the album's greatest strength, because it's the more obscure cuts that will be of most interest to long-term fans... and there are plenty of both! With a mixture of ACTUAL original mixes plus a few contemporary rerubs from the likes of Dave Lee and Danny Krivit, this is a worthwhile and rewarding addition to the ever-growing roster of Salsoul comps.
Dean Cohen, Eran Hersh, Darmon - "Recently Lost" (original mix) - (5:40) 130 BPM
Review: Make way for this year's mega-session from dance behemoths Ultra. Offering nothing but the biggest names in EDM and beyond, across the 58 track stadium showcase you'll find Chuckie, Timbaland, Snoop Dog, even Scooter! Highlights abound but only a fool wouldn't swoon at the twinkling tremors of Felix Da Housecat and Will.I.Am's "Burn The Disco Down" or the Latino minimalism of Morales's "Stay". Big.