Review: Let There Be House & In It Together Records are proud to announce their huge label collaboration, in the form of this massive 60 track compilation containing 30 album only exclusives. 'The Anthology 2020' is a result of both labels having huge success over the past 12 months, with highlights coming from: Born2Groove with the low slung disco goodness of "Happiness", legend Sandy Rivera (with Aruhtra) on the bittersweet and soulful anthem "Love Somebody Else", the return of '90s funky house's glory days on "Piano Groove" by Makree (Sebb Junior Remix) and label chief In It Together's electrifying "Hey Mr DJ" (with Alimish). This essential album comes complete with four continuous bonus mixes by the boss men: two by Glen Horsborough (LTBH) and another couple by Jas P (IITR).
Review: Joey Negro's Soul Of Disco series has always been a great source of forgotten disco gems for those who like their dance music rich, stringy and soulful. This third two-disc selection from the Z Records boss is no different. For disco diggers, there's plenty to enjoy, be it the rich, horn-drenched instrumental grooves of Board Of Directors' "Hanging Tough", the raw, clavinet groove of Loi's "Body Contact" or the wobbly synth bass and perfect percussion of Phenomenal's "One Two Three". With a smattering of bonus re-edits from Joey Negro himself for those who like their grooves a bit more DJ-friendly, The Soul Of Disco 3 is nigh on essential.
Review: Here's a deliciously simple idea, beautifully executed. As the title suggests, the EP features Joey Negro, Sean P and pals re-editing cuts from the duo's superb Supafunkanova compilations of vintage disco-funk gear from the '70s and '80s. Aussie scalpel fiend Dr Packer kicks things off, delivering a smooth, rolling, house-tinged rework of Magnum Force's 1984 electrofunk jam "Cool Out". Joey Negro weighs in with an excellent, dancefloor-friendly rearrangement of Foreal People's obscure, slap bass-heavy "Love Begins With You", before DJ Reverend P emphasizes the killer drum breaks and spacey synthesizers of Stimulus' P-funk smasher "Super Stimulus". Finally, Sean P expertly extends Jackie Cole and Hot Platinum Fantasy's "I've Got A Trouble Man", giving the afro-tinged funk jam the expansive 12" version it's always deserved.