Street Players By Victor Simonelli - "Taste A Little Paradise" (produced , mixed, arranged and edited by Victor Simonelli for VJS Prod Engineer Paul Hawkins Special thanks to Jason Orriss Mastered by Jack Smeraglia) - (9:18) 129 BPM
Womack Rework - "Good Times In Life" (Greg Womack) - (7:30) 116 BPM
RLP - "I Dont Love You Anymore" (RLPs French Affair Philly Tribute Session) - (11:23) 118 BPM
Ramsey Hercules - "Ohh Child" - (6:24) 93 BPM
Mr Leigh - "Searchin To Fund Another One" - (5:44) 114 BPM
Review: Here's a tantalizing prospect: an expansive collection of edits and reworks old and new from some of the greatest exponents in the disco scene. With such quality fare on offer, picking highlights is tough, but keep an eye out for the contributions from Frico (a straightened-out and chopped-up version of Orlando Johnson & Trance's boogie classic "Chocolate City"), DJ Prime (a soaring version of disco-soul classic "Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Back"), Manix (the filter-heavy disco-funk workout "Hangin Through") and Alkalino (the heavy P-funk jam "This is a Party"). There's also another chance to enjoy scene classics from Revivra (their brilliant 2010 rework of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?") and The Apple Scruffs (the vocoder-laden Pink Floyd disco cover "Another Brick In The Wall").
Review: Consider Strictly Breaks and Notorious B.I.G. partners in crime: the former being the chief compiler of original tunes sampled by classic hip-hop artists and the latter being the late hip-hop hero known for his impeccable taste in sampling. Here we get a whopping 36-track collection of vintage joints later to be employed on many Biggie classics. Highlights include Fred Wesley's tight, groover, "Up 4 The Downstroke", Grover Washington Jr's twang-bass attack "Hydra" and Herb Alpert's legendary jazz disco slinker, "Rise".
Life Changes (Sunner Soul deeper mix) - (4:44) 125 BPM
Joy In Spite - (5:25) 130 BPM
Review: Sergey Silvertone is back on Vintage Music, the label where he got his productions off the ground back in 2010. The mood is housey, as always, and Silvertone has got seven summer blasters for you to get hold of. Our top picks are "In My Mind" - featuring Sunner Soul - for its loungey, meditative vibes; "This Is" also pricked our ears up thanks to its glitch, minimalistic style a-la Rhadoo, and "Rain In The Heart" has to be in there, too, for that driving, pulsating bassline.
Review: Spanish nu-disco DJ Nelue has developed quite a reputation for himself both with his residency at his Moroder Sound Club and with his label, Groove Democracy. Now he's upped his game again by delivering a seriously impressive 24-track label compilation featuring his own work and a selection of offerings from a host of key names on the re-edit scene. Highlights include Nelue's gentle retweak of Terri Well's 1984 anthem "All My Love", the chuggy arpeggiation of "Canebiere Man" and The Metaphysical's Bloop Crack glorious extension of Wham!'s kitchen synth drama, "Everything She Wants".