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Vintage Music Selection Vol 15
   
Bloody Disco - (6:03) 122 BPM
   
Dance Symphony - (6:20) 123 BPM
   
Get On Up - (6:35) 122 BPM
   
Got 2 B U - (5:27) 123 BPM
   
Let's Stay Together - (5:18) 118 BPM
   
Love Will Find A Way - (4:23) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
No One Can Like I Do - (6:48) 121 BPM
   
Orange Clouds - (5:39) 123 BPM
   
Ready To Dance - (4:40) 124 BPM
   
Seduction - (5:38) 122 BPM
   
So Much Time - (5:16) 93 BPM
   
Song For You - (5:56) 120 BPM
   
Super Ice Cream - (6:16) 123 BPM
   
What Are You Waiting For - (4:56) 120 BPM
   
Your Mind - (6:03) 119 BPM
Review: This is number 15 in the series, which means most self-respecting disco buyers will have a good idea what to expect here as St Petersburg-based Sunner Soul (AKA Alexander Chebankov) serves up 15 of his recent productions for his own Vintage Music label. As a scroll through past reviews will confirm, Chebankov's work has spanned a variety of disco- and funk-driven styles over the years, but after a couple of more late 70s-sounding tracks at the start it's largely (though not exclusively) 80s-inspired, boogie-esque grooves that predominate this time out. There's no clear, head-and-shoulders standout to these ears, but 'Super Ice Cream' and 'No One Can Like I Do' would be good places to start...
VMR 093
10 Mar 22
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Phase Groove EP
   
Disco Extravaganza - (7:29) 124 BPM
   
Make It Real - (6:06) 117 BPM
   
Phase Groove - (6:41) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rhythm Tape Beat - (5:32) 124 BPM
   
The Sunshine Disco Club - "Midnight Funk" (Sunner Soul mix) - (5:46) 124 BPM
Review: Five cuts from scene stalwart Sunner Soul here that, collectively, sit somewhere between disco-house, funk, 80s boogie and straight-up 70s disco, with hints of jazz thrown in here and there for good measure! The dense, shuffly and 70s-tastic 'Disco Extravaganza' leads the charge, followed by the laidback boogie vibes of 'Make It Real' and the rawer funk of 'Phase Groove'. 'Rhythm Tape Beat' is another dense, jazz-tinged roller with a bassline that nods cheekily to 'Disco Inferno', while finally 'Midnight Funk' plays us out on a euphoric, end-of-night kinda tip. Very solid stuff all round.
VMR 092
07 Feb 22
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Groove Express EP
   
Groove Express - (5:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kind Of Town - (6:34) 124 BPM
   
There's No Stoppin - (6:10) 123 BPM
   
Third Time - (6:39) 98 BPM
   
After The Rain (Get Up) - (5:38) 120 BPM
Review: Saint Petersburg's Sunner Soul AKA Alexander Chebankov serves up five looping instrumental or near-instrumental disco and funk groovers here. 'Groove Express' centres around a walking bassline that's married to handclaps, barely-there snatches of spoken male vocal and the occasional brass fanfare, 'Kind Of Town' has a more sumptuous, Earth Wind & Fire-ish feel and 'There's No Stoppin' is an authentically late 70s-sounding disco workout complete with soaring strings. 'Third Time' then provides a moment's laidback jazz-funk respite, before the lavish n' lounge-y 'After The Rain' plays us out with its blend of soaring strings, Moog-y synths and familiar "get up!" vocal shouts.
VMR 091
15 Nov 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Seduction EP
   
Mysteries Of The Soul - (5:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Got 2 Get Back - (6:04) 121 BPM
   
LMBT - (5:07) 106 BPM
   
Not Easy - (5:19) 103 BPM
   
Seduction - (5:38) 122 BPM
Review: Sunner Soul's re-edits have always tended towards the sensual and sexy, but he seems to have taken it up a notch on the Seduction EP, a fine collection of reworks of suitably tender and loved-up disco and boogie cuts. He begins in deep disco/deep house fusion mode on the luscious 'Mysteries of the Soul', before strutting into 80s soul-goes-house mode on 'Got To Get Back'. Slow grooves, languid synth solos and breezy horns are the order of the day on the smooth but elastic 'LMBT', while 'Not Easy' is a tidy rearrangement of an early 80s disco gem. Finally, 'Seduction' is a funk-fuelled discoid invitation to slip into something more comfortable and get between the sheets.
VMR 089
20 Sep 21
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Sunner Soul presents Vintage Music Selection Vol 5
   
Sunner Soul vs Banana Lover - "Silver Surfer" - (4:14) 125 BPM
   
Kid Goodman - "Nice & Slow" (KG Dance remix) - (8:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Banana Lover - "Love Cruise" - (4:57) 117 BPM
   
Banana Lover - "Carefree Summer" (feat Sheriff) - (3:49) 90 BPM
   
Banana Lover - "Stars" - (3:01) 95 BPM
Review: Although technically a various artist compilation, the fifth volume of Vintage Music's series is really the Banana Lover show. He's responsible for four tunes here, the first of which, "Silver Surfer", is a collaboration with Sunner Soul. At 125bpm it's the fastest tune on here and sees the pair fully explore their French Touch influences with lashings of soft filters on dreamy disco loops. Elsewhere "Love Cruise" continues the soft disco house vibes, whilst both "Carefree Summer" and "Stars" evoke the haziness of early Washed Out. Kid Goodman also delivers the deep late 80s Chicago gem "Nice & Slow". Epic.
VMR 042
01 Mar 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sunner Soul presents Vintage Music Selection Vol 13
   
All Right - (5:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Back To Lovin' - (6:16) 123 BPM
   
Broers Vergadering - (3:43) 115 BPM
   
Dont Hold Back - (6:51) 119 BPM
   
Feel So Good - (5:40) 124 BPM
   
Feeling Of Spirits - (7:11) 118 BPM
   
First Night Symphony - (5:36) 102 BPM
   
Got The Floor - (5:32) 114 BPM
   
Hang On - (5:16) 114 BPM
   
Happy - (5:17) 115 BPM
   
Hold On Tight - (5:32) 115 BPM
   
Love Space - (5:11) 114 BPM
   
Make It Better - (6:36) 108 BPM
   
Ready To Pump - (5:31) 116 BPM
   
Red Hot Disco - (6:09) 122 BPM
   
Someone But Not You - (6:30) 123 BPM
   
Ultrafunk Orchestra - (6:32) 110 BPM
Review: As his popular Vintage Music label enters its eleventh year, Sunner Soul has decided to serve up a 13th compilation of reworked good-time grooves, summery slow jams and string-laden boogie badness. There's much to admire across the 17 tracks, from the gently tooled up orchestral disco shuffle of opener "All Right" and the drowsy, thickset mid-afternoon deep house haziness of "Broers Vergadering", to the electric piano solo-laden, jazz-funk-goes-house goodness of "Feeling of Spirits", to the head-nodding, pitched-down disco-soul swirl of "Make It Better", which sounds like something the Revenge would have released on early noughties imprint Instruments of Rapture.
VMR 080
10 Aug 20
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Body Groove EP
   
Your Mind - (6:03) 119 BPM
   
Bloody Disco - (6:03) 122 BPM
   
Body Groove - (5:14) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Groove On Down - (6:13) 121 BPM
   
Smooth Surface - (5:45) 123 BPM
Review: If it's authentically 70s-sounding disco grooves you seek, then know that nothing in this reviewer's Juno inbox this week has come closer than this five-tracker from Sunner Soul. The rest of the world may currently be obsessed with all things cosmic and Italo, but the St Petersburg native (here, at least) is still all about the handclaps, whoops, strings, cowbells, and jive-talkin' vocal snatches. All five near-instrumental cuts are quite similar in approach, but check out 'Smooth Surface' for a full-phat bassline and fine Moog-y sounds, and 'Body Groove' for a lil' boogie-esque squelch and some excellent 'pyoww! pyoww!' stabs.
VMR 088
12 Jul 21
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Softly Infusion EP
   
Carefully Crafted - (6:53) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Get Your Boogie - (5:50) 119 BPM
   
No One Can Like I Do - (6:48) 121 BPM
   
Sweet Stuff Memories - (8:06) 118 BPM
   
The Sunshine Disco Club - "Softly Infusion" - (6:14) 116 BPM
Review: Siberia's Alexandr Chebankov, AKA Sunner Soul, covers quite a range of contemporary disco ground across a mere five tracks here. The first two, 'Carefully Crafted' and 'Get Your Boogie', come from the more funk-fuelled end of the nu-disco spectrum, with phat-ass b-lines and, on the latter, chanted vox and wukka-wukking geetars. 'No One Can Like I Do' then takes us into Hed Kandi-esque disco-house territory, whlle 'Sweet Stuff Memories' and 'Softly Infusion' itself (the latter credited to The Sunshine Disco Club) are slightly deeper cuts that'll go down well wherever soulful house and broken beat/nu-jazz are played.
VMR 083
09 Nov 20
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Apple Pi
   
Dr Packer - "Found Dubbin'" - (7:30) 105 BPM
   
Osvaldo Wilson - "Diavolo" - (6:22) 95 BPM
   
Robjamweb - "Dress Up To Get Down" - (5:42) 115 BPM
   
Loshmi - "The Sweetest Things" - (7:08) 111 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Feel Good" - (5:14) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rahaan - "Make You Blind" - (7:31) 120 BPM
ED 43
10 Oct 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mojito Mambo
   
Matt Hughes - "Lonestar" - (5:21) 114 BPM
   
Hotmood - "Say What" - (7:34) 119 BPM
   
Massimo Vanoni - "Feel The Way" - (7:03) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul - "Good Parts" - (6:32) 119 BPM
   
I Gemin - "Disco Fevah" - (5:29) 119 BPM
   
Andy Buchan - "Get On The Floor" - (6:16) 118 BPM
Review: The latest missive from the Editorial camp is something of a summery treat, with a sextet of producers taking it turns to lay down warm and inviting dancefloor treats, First up is Matt Hughes, whose "Lonestar" joins the dots between eyes-closed deep house and rich, bass-heavy Balearic disco. Hotmood lays down a chunk of horn-heavy, party-hearty disco house, while Massimo Vanoni marinades a sweet, sun-kissed disco cut in several gallons of tasty rum punch. Elsewhere, Sunner Soul works the filters hard on the low-slung disco house shuffler "Good Parts", I Gemin gets all sweaty and loopy on "Disco Fevah", and Andy Buchan does a great job reinventing an 80s synth-pop cut as a saucer-eyed slab of peak-time goodness.
ED 72
29 Mar 17
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Discotheque EP
   
Back To Lovin' - (6:16) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Broers Vergadering - (3:43) 115 BPM
   
Pleased With Oneself - (6:07) 122 BPM
   
The Mystery Of Loops - (6:53) 122 BPM
   
Way Back Time - (6:28) 120 BPM
Review: St Petersburg's Sunner Soul invites us into his "Discotheque", a place where sweet disco strings, groovy basslines, swirling filter effects, bumping house beats and hazy electric piano chords join hands on the dancefloor. As usual, there's plenty to enjoy, from the breezy disco-house elasticity of "The Mystery of Loops" and hazy, rush-inducing positivity of "Way Back Time", to the jazzy deep house shuffle of "Broers Vergadering" and extra-percussive, dubbed-out disco brilliance of "Pleased With Oneself". The pick for peak-time plays is undoubtedly opener "Back To Loving", a spiraling disco-house romp that rises and falls in all the right places.
VMR 071
03 Sep 19
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The Revenge Of Disco EP
   
Easy Breathe - (6:05) 119 BPM
   
Don't Stop - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Really Don't Need - (6:33) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
He Comes To You - (6:50) 120 BPM
   
Hustling & Boosting - (8:24) 120 BPM
Review: This EP from St Petersburg's Sunner Soul serves up seriously celebratory fare, all of which may result in impromptu kitchen, bedroom or living room dancing. First up is "Easy Breathe", a chunky house style revision of a rubbery, sax-laden disco workout. This is quickly followed by the swirling, orchestral disco bump of "Don't Stop" and the killer disco-funk grooves, spacey noises and razor-sharp riffs of "Really Don't Need". Elsewhere, "He Comes To You" is an addictive, sing-along friendly disco-house workout, while closing cut "Hustling & Boosting" is the most percussive and bass-heavy track on the EP - a thickset romp through tooled-up grooves, filtered orchestration and mazy synthesizer motifs.
VMR 077
07 Apr 20
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Let's Dance EP
   
Feeling Of Spirits - (7:11) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keep Strangers - (5:45) 123 BPM
   
Liquid Disco - (5:04) 123 BPM
   
Lay In Low (MF-SB version) - (2:40) 115 BPM
   
Simply Around - (4:39) 122 BPM
Review: Five fine slices of contemporary disco make up this latest EP from Russian producer Alexandr Chebankov, better known as Sunner Soul. 'Feeling Of Spirits' is a midtempo shuffler that slowly breaks out into an intricate jazz-funk keys workout, 'Keep Strangers' is a Chic-y stomper, 'Liquid Disco' has distinctly Candido-esque overtones, 'Lay In Low (MF-SB Version' is a mellower, more lounge-y cut with muted space disco stabs and finally 'Simply Around' rocks a funkier, Blaxploitation-like vibe. With all five highly authentic-sounding and avoiding obvious samples, heavy rotation at the likes of Glitterbox and Horse Meat Disco is pretty much guaranteed.
VMR 073
04 Nov 19
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About The Groove
   
Tonbe - "Letters From The Past" - (6:12) 118 BPM
   
BG Baarregaard - "Got Me Burnin" - (6:34) 94 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sonicvibe - "No Cure" - (6:56) 112 BPM
   
Martin Hayes - "Mesmerized" - (6:46) 113 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Caribbean Wind" - (4:48) 93 BPM
Review: Having proved more than adept at delivering contemporary re-jigs of disco, soul and electrofunk obscurities, the Editorial crew continue to blur the boundaries between re-edits and original production with a decidedly laidback, groovesome EP of summery tracks. Predictably, there's much to enjoy, from the baggy, organ-and-guitar heavy deep disco goodness of Tonbe's "Letter From The Past", to the horizontal listening pleasures of Sunner Soul's slo-mo surprise "Caribbean Wind". In between, you'll find a range of tasty, floor-friendly morsels, including the delay-laden piano party of SonicVibe's "No Cure" and the rolling disco heaviness of Martin Hayes' "Mesmerized".
ED 28
08 Aug 13
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Pool Party
   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Love Journey" - (6:36) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
LTJ - "Closer 2 U" - (6:44) 111 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Comin Back" - (4:37) 120 BPM
   
FEZA - "Music Makes Ya" - (8:11) 102 BPM
   
Woodhead - "Take You Away" - (6:30) 116 BPM
   
Tikki - "Got No Luv" - (5:56) 100 BPM
ED 27
07 Jun 13
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Disco Dust
   
Tomas Malo - "Welcome Distraction" - (7:04) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Your House Tonite" - (5:00) 113 BPM
   
Pontchartrain - "Nasty" - (6:53) 114 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Disco Grill" - (5:58) 120 BPM
   
P-Sol - "Luv 2 Dance" - (5:33) 122 BPM
   
Mars - "No More" - (6:10) 101 BPM
Review: For as long as any of us can remember, the Editorial label has led the way in multi-artist re-edit EPs. Their latest missive is, unsurprisingly, a bit of a Christmas cracker. Tomas Malo kicks things off with "Welcome Distraction", a filter disco-house revision of Escort's 2006 revivalist disco gem "Starlight", before label regulars Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee drop the ultra-positive, disco-with-bells-on fun of "Your House Tonite". Pontchatrain gets "Nasty" with a chunk of righteous, floor-friendly disco-rock/house fusion, Sunner Soul delivers some horn-totin' disco-funk brilliance, and P-Sol confirms a "Luv 2 Dance" by cutting up a familiar old disco staple. As for Mars, he heads for the end-of-night close dance via sensual R&B vocals, nods to P-funk and some superbly sumptuous synths.
ED 58
08 Dec 15
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Bingo Hall Boogie
   
Slow Steps - "We Won't Have To Cry No More (re-work)" - (7:31) 90 BPM
   
Dino Soccio - "West Athena Funk" - (4:56) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
MARS - "Sleazy Gurl" - (5:27) 101 BPM
   
Rayko - "Magic Number" - (7:19) 118 BPM
   
Danny DeLuxe - "The Best Years" - (4:17) 108 BPM
   
RobJamWeb - "Do It Like You Do" - (8:09) 115 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Show Me Your Love" - (5:12) 120 BPM
Review: Editorial are back with more throwback disco sounds for our decadent dancefloor (guilty) pleasure! Starting out with the sublime deep soul of Slow Steps "We Won't Have To Cry No More (re-work)" they then launch into Los Angeles' Dino (yes, not Gino!) Soccio's "West Athena Funk" which stays on the soul train for a while until the epic boogie drama of Rayko's "Magic Number" ups the tempo, good and proper. Danny Deluxe serves up some summery Balearic vibes on "The Best Years" but they leave the best for last with Sunner Souls' "Show Me Your Love", a funky disco house groove for late night fashion crowds, which is ironically by a Siberian producer! We can dig it!
ED 57
05 Nov 15
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The Deep End
   
Sunner Soul - "Heavens Rhodes" - (5:10) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Buzz Compass - "Get On Up" - (5:12) 118 BPM
   
Stephane Deschezeaux - "Turn Me On" - (4:58) 112 BPM
   
Loz Goddard - "We Can't Stay" - (6:23) 114 BPM
   
Mossa - "Funkyard" - (5:38) 115 BPM
Review: As the nights grow darker and the air turns chillier, the Editorial crew are at hand to make us glow with an excellent selection of glowing disco cuts from five top-notch producers. Highlights include the sea breeze and cocktails vibes of Sunner Soul's "Heaven's Rhodes", its deeper, late night cousin "We Can't Stay" and the slick, bassy shuffle of "Mossa" by Funkyard.
EDWAXED 12
17 Nov 15
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Power Play
   
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Funk Shot" - (4:20) 105 BPM
   
Mr Absolutt - "Your Love" - (6:54) 104 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Look Around" - (4:40) 112 BPM
   
Dr Packer - "Jammin'" - (5:49) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Joutro Mundo - "On Da Groove" - (6:13) 115 BPM
ED 45
23 Dec 14
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Table D'Hote
   
Matt Hughes - "Rodeo Warrior" - (6:04) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul - "Keep In Touch" - (5:32) 111 BPM
   
MermaidS - "Bright Nights" - (4:50) 107 BPM
   
Dario Piana - "Slow Mood" - (6:44) 115 BPM
   
The Silver Rider - "Fool's Gold" - (6:04) 111 BPM
Review: For their latest release, nu-disco dons Editorial have gone for the whole 'set meal' approach, hence the title "Table D'Hote". There's a smattering of great tastes and dishes served up here, all for one fixed price, including Siberian producer Sunner Soul's tight sunkissed disco houser "Keep In Touch", Mermaid's deep and sensual throbber "Bright Nights" and Silver Rider's Grade A Latin boogie clapper "Fool's Gold".
ED 42
17 Sep 14
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Soul Edit's
   
Sunner Soul - "You want to dance" - (4:58) 104 BPM
   
Banana Lover - "Better" - (5:25) 111 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Disco thang" - (5:47) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul - "Love Song" - (4:55) 86 BPM
VMR 025
26 Sep 13
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Alfa Disco
   
Sunner Soul - "Alfa Disco" - (4:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul - "State & Metropolitan" - (4:21) 109 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Sexy Sexy Lady" - (5:56) 118 BPM
   
Banana Lover - "Give Me The Chance" - (3:44) 127 BPM
Review: The Siberian tropical disco fanatic Sunner Soul is back with some more irresistible Hawaiian shirt grooves, and has even brought his veteran accomplice, Banana Lover, along for the ride! That said, the majority of tunes here go to SS, but hey, it is his label. There's three re-edits here, all plump and juicy with funky vintage bass, laid back beats and ever so familiar vocals. Our favourite is the thoroughly synthetic slap bass frenzy of "State and Manhattan". Banana Lover's contribution is a clever chillwave rework of Come Into My Life by Joyce Sims.
VMR 26
03 Oct 13
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Disco Dust Vol 2
   
The Sunshine Disco Club - "Streetlight" - (3:57) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul - "The Dream Bird" - (4:05) 110 BPM
   
The Sunshine Disco Club - "Renaissance Hotel" - (4:17) 108 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Day After Day" - (4:14) 100 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Anytime To Funk" - (3:40) 116 BPM
   
The Sunshine Disco Club - "Morning Exercise" (bonus track) - (1:36) 112 BPM
Review: Hot on the heels of last month's label sampler, Siberian disco fantasist Alexander Chebankov delivers a new selection of songs from his stable. Chebankov himself, under his Sunner Soul alias, is one of the two artists featured; delivering the tight filtered funk of "The Dream Bird", the laid back cosmic jam "Day After Day" and the sweaty cowbell workout that is "Anytime To Funk". The Sunlight Disco Band step up to handle the other three tunes here: the light and breezy, almost French touch-esque "Streetlight", the looped exoticism of "Renaissance Hotel" and the quirky 80s-style party romp "Morning Exercise".
VMR 022
01 Apr 13
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Slow Motion
   
Love Will Find A Way - (4:25) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
So Much Time - (5:16) 93 BPM
   
Together Again - (4:39) 105 BPM
Review: Living in Siberia has never stopped Alexander Chebankov from donning the proverbial Hawaiian shirt and producing soundtracks for dreamier, sunnier climes. Here, as Sunner Soul, he deliver three slowed down wonders - "Love Will Find A Way" is a sumptuous production that teases out a velvety 80s soul sample of Lionel Richie at his most seductive. "So Much Time" is a cosmic jam that builds into a soul belter, and finally "Together Again" demonstrates how vintage funk when edited, looped and filtered kind of becomes vintage house.
VMR 023
18 Apr 13
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Musicland
   
Musicland - (5:53) 107 BPM
   
Boogie Creator - (6:12) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Solaris - (4:28) 119 BPM
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018
22 Oct 12
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Disco Dust Vol 3
   
Banana Lover - "Disco Sirens" - (3:10) 106 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Come On & Dance" - (4:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul & Banana Lover - "Touch You" - (4:37) 91 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "French Crime Jazz" - (4:02) 93 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "My Baby Dancing" (Banana Lover edit) - (5:20) 120 BPM
Review: It's been a while since Siberian disco producer Sunner Soul has graced us with any new material. Well now we have a new label sampler, and this time he's sharing it with his old pal Banana Lover. The latter provides "Disco Sirens" a rolling grower based around some looped funk guitar samples, and "Touch You", in conjunction with SS, which sounds like something Chris Rea might have played in Ibiza back in 1987. It's all Sunner Soul from here on in - including the piano 'n claps of "Come On And Dance" and the slo-mo funk of "French Crime Jazz'.
WMR 024
08 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slow & Easy EP
   
Mystery Story - (4:59) 100 BPM
   
Rock With Me - (4:56) 117 BPM
   
Late Night Symphony - (4:29) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Body Boogie - (5:10) 97 BPM
Review: Great to see Siberia's Alexander Chebankov (aka Sunner Soul) continued refusal to admit that he's not living in the tropics. Any deep house leanings he's had of late have been put on the back burner here as what we've found landing in our metaphorical laps are four slice of pure, sizzling disco (ouch!). Steamy, balmy - however you want to call 'em - they're all gems, but our picks is the chugging "Late Night Symphony", the woozy, warped-tape grooves of "Mystery Story" and the hiNRG boogie meltdown "Rock With Me". Hot
VMR 034
30 May 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Sound Better
   
Sunner Soul - "Hold On Tight" - (5:32) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Gemin - "Chasin'" - (5:52) 123 BPM
   
Banana Lover - "Disco Sound Better" - (4:44) 120 BPM
   
Banana Lover - "Just Like That" - (4:03) 95 BPM
   
James M - "Your Love" (Sunner Soul edit) - (4:11) 85 BPM
VMR 044
22 Apr 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Do It For My Brother
   
Sunner Soul - "Do It For My Brother" - (5:28) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sunner Soul - "Smooth Riding" - (5:09) 120 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "First Night Symphony" - (5:36) 102 BPM
   
Liner - "Ocean" (Sunner Soul edit) - (5:20) 110 BPM
Review: Russian disco and edits label Vintage Music is still doing the business good and proper. As said previously, living in Siberia doesn't stop these guys living a sun kissed dream and more power to them! This time it's home grown talent Sunner Soul appearing for the most part, mining the kind of smooth 70's soul funk samples that even Kenny Dixon Jr. would approve of. We're particularly keen on the sultry Rhodes and guitar licks of "Do It For My Brother" and the oh so uplifting "Smooth Riding". Liner offers us "Ocean" but hang on; it's Sunner Soul's edit and it's brilliant too; that vocoder, wow!
VMR 040
04 Feb 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Scraps And Beats
   
Lachetto Beat's - "Spring Cat" - (3:01) 86 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Soul Beats" - (3:28) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lachetto Beat's - "Midnight" - (2:13) 130 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Raw Beats" - (2:49) 102 BPM
   
Lachetto Beat's - "She" - (3:30) 80 BPM
Review: Here label boss Sunner Soul shares the limelight with pa Lachetto Beats for a split EP. Not only are the tunes shared, but so too are the influences. Normally sticklers for disco, here they embrace retro hip-hop for what is essentially a compilation of short loops and beats. LB gets the lion's share of the tracks with the Avalanches-esque choppy soul of "Spring Cat", the trippy stoner beats of "Midnight" and the filtered 70s lament "She". SS meanwhile delivers the sparse loungey funk of "Soul Beats" and the start-stop 90s nead-nodder "Raw Beats". New year, new direction.
VMR 041
15 Feb 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Happy EP
Happy EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Hang On - (5:16) 114 BPM
   
Happy - (5:17) 115 BPM
   
All Right - (5:13) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Label-hopping Siberian Sunner Soul is in a cheery mood, which may - in part, at least - be down to his return to the Vintage Music imprint he founded in 2009. The positively titled Happy EP begins with "Hang On", a deliciously hazy, dreamy chunk of fluttering disco-meets-deep house bliss built around slowly shifting loop patterns, stretched-out builds, cut-up samples and bouncy bottom end. Horn-heavy title track "Happy" is little less than a rush-inducing romp through party-starting disco-funk cheeriness, while "All Right" sees him expertly re-arrange (and tool-up) a shuffling, sun-kissed disco-funk cut full of rising string lines, fizzing jazz-funk synths and punchy horn lines. In other words, it's an EP chock full of mood enhancing moments.
VMR 045
09 Jun 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Transatlantic EP
   
Transatlantic - (5:28) 125 BPM
   
Disco Retreat - (5:07) 123 BPM
   
Got The Floor - (5:32) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following a recent outing on Tonbe's Disco Fruit imprint, St Petersburg's finest re-editor returns to his Vintage Music imprint. Happily, he's in fine form, giddily chopping up, beefing up and rearranging a trio of happy, sun-kissed tonight. There's something particularly alluring about the woozy synthesizer melodies, jazzy keys, hustlin' house rhythms and disco percussion of "Transatlantic". This formula is repeated on the sensual but floor-friendly "Disco Retreat", where swirling strings and punchy horns help create a sticky, sweat-drenched vibe. Finally, the Russian successfully dips the tempo on the sax-laden, low-slung, bassline-driven sleaze of "Got The Floor", which expertly builds up over six sexy minutes.
VMR 046
04 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Sampling As An Art
   
Tango & Cash - (3:29) 120 BPM
   
Flip Side Of The Dark - (4:26) 120 BPM
   
View Of Passengers - (5:42) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If you didn't know better, you might expect Sampling As An Art to be some kind of experimental tribute to the potential of the sampler. Sunner Soul doesn't deal in such pretentiousness, though, and instead serves up a trio of heady deep house jams that make great use of hand-picked samples from a range of soul, funk, jazz, Brazilian and disco records. It's a tried-and-tested approach, but one that pays dividends. All three tracks are warm, hazy and musically evocative, with beats that swing rather than slam in the same way as acclaimed material by the likes of Andres and Jus-Ed. Our pick is probably the stab-heavy bounce of "Flip Side of the Dark", but the slowly evolving "View of Passengers" runs it close.
VMR 038
09 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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In My Mind
   
In My Mind - (6:38) 125 BPM
   
Perfect Race - (6:33) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
004
26 Jun 10
Deep House
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Body Language
   
Aquatic Space - (6:09) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Body Language - (6:33) 88 BPM
   
Disco In My Pocket - (5:30) 125 BPM
Played by: Vincent Inc
Review: Russian producer Alexander Chebankov dusts down his Sunner Soul moniker for three more trips into the debris-strewn no-man's land between disco and house. Opener "Aquatic Space" sees him at his slow motion best, turning a head-nodding mellow soul classic into a bass-heavy slo-mo house chugger. "Body Language" repeats the trick, nudging closer to edit territory by turning a stoned soul-rock jam into a slick fusion of dubby grooves, lazy guitar solos and super-smooth vocals. "Disco In My Pocket" ups the tempo to a hectic 126 BPM, delivering a thumping but subtle enough retweak of disco classic "Angel In My Pocket".
019
19 Nov 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Return Of The Groove
   
Are You Ready - (4:55) 125 BPM
   
Get Back - (5:42) 120 BPM
   
Feel That - (4:48) 122 BPM
   
Rewind - (4:12) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Like many contemporary producers, Sunner Soul began his career crafting house-friendly disco and soul re-edits, before moving towards creating original deep house tracks. Return of the Groove is his latest house EP, and shows just how far he's come. There's a confident feel throughout, with the bass-heavy "Are You Ready" - all comfy chords, darting acid bass and cut-up vocal samples - and chunky "Rewind" showing serious dancefloor potential. The Russian producer isn't afraid to mix things up, either, as the bouncy dub house flex of "Feel That" and loose piano-house jam "Get Back" - layered with soulful attitude and the hallmarks of classic American house - neatly prove.
VMR 030
01 Oct 14
Deep House
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Peach Flavor EP
   
I Can Feel It - (6:19) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Peach Flavor - (4:11) 124 BPM
   
Secret Agent - (6:49) 123 BPM
   
Got 2 B U - (5:27) 123 BPM
   
Super Ice Cream - (6:16) 123 BPM
Review: St Petersburg's Alexander Chebankov, better known as Sunner Soul, returns with an EP on his own Vintage Music label that packs in five lively, authentically late 70s-sounding disco jams. 'I Can Feel It' gets the ball rolling, centring around a funk bass loop that's augmented by crowd noise and snatches of sampled dialogue. The title track is a more smooth-rollin' affair with warm, lounge-y keys front and centre and 'Secret Agent' has a kitschy, almost Deee-Lite-ish feel, before we're played out by a brace of near-instrumental summer groovers, 'Got 2 B U' and 'Super Ice Cream'.
VMR 087
03 May 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Make It Better
   
Make It Better - (6:36) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sidewalk Samba - (5:32) 120 BPM
   
Unfinished Flight - (5:23) 109 BPM
   
You're Lying - (5:32) 120 BPM
Review: Russia's finest disco dude, Sunner Soul, sticks with own Vintage Music label for the Make It Better EP. There are four luscious jams here, all written and produced by the man himself apparently (not sure where those 70s samples come from though!). Anyway, it's the vibe that counts and there are plenty of those. "Make It Better" is nearly seven minutes of sinuous, filtered disco sexiness, "Sidewalk Samba" is all slinky Latin beach grooves, "Unfinished Fight" is a gorgeous extension of an 80s Stevie Wonder synth soul jam and "You're Lying" is a deep and gooey slice of disco-tinged funky house.
VMR 049
01 Nov 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slow Down EP
Slow Down EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Sunner Soul - "Slow Down" - (5:08) 115 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Loveline" - (5:08) 115 BPM
   
Fresh Wesley - "House Party" (VMR edit) - (5:18) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Here we have the second release of the year from our favourite Russian disco don, Sunner Soul. He's taking it mellow for January, hence the title "Slow Down EP". There are three slinky cuts to enjoy, two of which are by the man himself, with the title track being a delicious slice of four to the floor retro boogie, and "Loveline" rocking the percussion-heavy spacey funk vibe. Lastly we encounter the laid back, elastic bass and clavinet-laden funky sing-along "House Party" by Fresh Wesley and re-edited by VMR.
VMR 051
30 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lowdown EP
Lowdown EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Lowdown - (5:42) 120 BPM
   
Dr Love - (5:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wonderland Disco - (5:13) 126 BPM
   
Filtered Punk - (2:22) 125 BPM
Review: Whoever heard of a Siberian heat wave? Well Russia's Sunner Soul is just that - tirelessly providing warm and summery disco cuts from his icy bolthole. Here on the Lowdown EP we get four more of his delicious instalments. The title track is all twangy bass loops and The Hustle style flute melodies, "Dr Love" is a real banger, with a thumping kick propelling a loop clavinet riff and lots of spacey effects and "Wonderland Disco" spread a positive message of change over a snazzy disco-house rhythm. Lastly "Filtered Punk" displays a little French Touch in it's merciless filtering of some vintage boogie.
VMR 053
06 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Good Time EP
Good Time EPEXCLUSIVE
   
Prelude - (1:03) 138 BPM
   
Fuwafuwa Groove - (5:22) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Good Time - (5:57) 116 BPM
   
Dreamin - (5:04) 120 BPM
   
Ready To Back - (5:13) 115 BPM
   
Rescue Of Time - (5:14) 120 BPM
Review: Sunner Soul is clearly determined to start 2017 in a positive mood. His first EP of the year urges us to have a Good Time, with the producer doing his bit to spread sunshine via a string of impressively warm and summery re-edits. He begins with a blissful ambient tool - perfect for mix intros and such - before expertly reworking a global disco shuffler ("Fuwafuwa Groove"). The swirling peak-time disco of "Good Time" is next, followed by an expertly executed cut-up of Evelyn 'Champagne' King boogie classic "Love Come Down" that offers a subtle nod towards Tiger and Woods. The sweaty disco-funk bump of "Ready To Back" and horn-heavy groover "Rescue Of Time" complete an excellent package.
VMR 050
09 Jan 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Disco Action EP
   
Disco Action (original mix) - (4:35) 115 BPM
   
Just Loving You - (5:09) 86 BPM
   
Sunshine - (5:40) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Given his Siberian roots, you'd expect this EP of edits-not-edits (i.e edits with overdubs and additional productions) from producer Sunner Soul to be icier than a frost-laden walk in freezer. Actually, it's totally the opposite, offering a trio of slo-mo tracks that are so warm, sunny and groovesome that you actually expect them to come with a free hug from Sunner himself. "Disco Action" itself is a gorgeous chunk of Rhodes-laden disco-boogie, whilst "Just Loving You" is a seductive call to the cozy warmth of a kingsize bed. "Sunshine", meanwhile, gently bumps and grinds around sun-flecked guitars, groovy bottom end and some seriously sexy horns.
011
01 Feb 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Morning Walk EP
   
Morning Walk - (3:42) 109 BPM
   
Hello - (5:23) 113 BPM
   
Space Sheriff - (4:15) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
012
13 Feb 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Crazy Game EP
   
Meeting Of The Sea - (5:18) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
We Can Do - (3:19) 125 BPM
   
Crazy Game - (4:48) 122 BPM
   
Very Personality - (4:31) 116 BPM
Played by: Vincent Inc
013
07 Mar 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Nice and soft
   
Sign Of The jazz - (5:34) 102 BPM
   
Bass Stop - (5:04) 109 BPM
   
Only You - (4:32) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Amazing Love (Chillwave bonus track) - (2:34) 90 BPM
015
17 May 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Discovery
   
Lovin' You - (5:43) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Runaway Love - (4:39) 110 BPM
   
Peaceful Melody - (5:10) 117 BPM
   
Filtered Groove - (4:21) 126 BPM
016
25 Jun 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Slow Days
   
Slow Days - (5:41) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Neptune Jazz - (6:02) 109 BPM
   
The Best In You - (4:51) 115 BPM
014
17 Apr 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Deep Connections Vol 2
   
Spread Love (original mix) - (5:52) 120 BPM
   
Rewind (original mix) - (4:12) 118 BPM
   
Help Me (original mix) - (8:46) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feel That (original mix) - (4:48) 122 BPM
Review: Sunner Soul's Deep Connections series appears to be an attempt to re-focus attention on his original house productions, rather than the hazy and sun-kissed re-edits with which he made his name. If that is the idea, then it has been a success; this second volume in the series contains some superb material. We're particularly enjoying the dreamy deep house/nu-disco fusion of opener "Spread Love" and bouncy, piano-heavy peak-time pump of classic house stomper "Help Me". Arguably best of all, though, is the druggy, basement-bothering throb of "Rewind", which recalls some of Danny Tenaglia's more bass-heavy house productions circa his late '90s residency at Twilo (think organs, hazy vocal samples, bold bass and crunchy percussion).
VMR 061
04 Sep 17
Deep House
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Deep Connections Vol 1
   
Wave (Intro) - (1:33) 128 BPM
   
Acid In My Mind (original mix) - (6:56) 122 BPM
   
Get Back (original mix) - (5:42) 120 BPM
   
Cold Breath (original mix) - (7:20) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Are You Ready (original mix) - (4:55) 125 BPM
Review: Sunner Soul's latest project, Deep Connections, is being released in a number of installments. Volume one begins with a thrillingly woozy, synthesizer-heavy ambient intro (the notably trippy "Wave"), before the experienced Russian producer unveils a series of typically warm, sunny and ear-pleasing deep house workouts. Highlights include the sparkling riffs and chunky old school beats of "Cold Breath", the piano-laden, acid-flecked warmth of "Acid In My Mind" - arguably the EP's most potent cut - and the low-slung, late night hustle of "Are You Ready", a fine slab of retro-futurist U.S house heaviness that subtly doffs a cap to masters of the style such as Chez Damier and Kerri Chandler.
VMR 060
04 Sep 17
Deep House
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Soul Edit's
Soul Edit'sEXCLUSIVE
   
Sunner Soul - "Move On" (feat Kim & Buran) - (5:20) 123 BPM
   
Lolita Kox - "I Think I Love U" - (3:58) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lolita Kox - "You Be My Lover For All Time" - (4:55) 130 BPM
   
Flack & Hathaway - "Where Is The Love" (Sunner Soul edit) - (4:23) 118 BPM
   
Lolita Kox - "Suka Lubov" - (5:01) 105 BPM
   
Sunner Soul - "Lucky Man" - (4:00) 105 BPM
VMR 056
11 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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