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.
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 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) - (5:54) 125 BPM
Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo - "Party On The Corner" (Shep Pettibone mix - 2017 Remaster) - (6:51) 112 BPM
Review: Here is a selection of the finest reworks and remixes from the two most definitive disco labels. Thriving in the New York club scene of the 70's and 80's, West End is the definitive disco label, alongside the equally legendary New York City label Salsoul Records. They present some of the faces who soundtracked that movement. In this collection you'll find versions by remix extraordinaires like Tom Moulton and Shep Pettibone, NYC legends Danny Tenaglia and Masters At Work, Aussie veterans Late Nite Tuff Guy and Dr. Packer, as well as Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro, Michael Gray and many more across 30 tracks.
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.