the first ep with mr al kent did so good we just had to make a follow up... just like on the first ep we stick to the formula with a lush mid-tempo philly jam on the a side, over on the b, banging it out with a big disco stomper. together you get a 12inch that combines the best of both worlds one for the warm up / end of the night sessions and another for the peak hours. a seriously good value 12inch release
stilove4music regulars al kent & devin dare met in nyc a few years ago for a very exclusive disco party celebrating the birthday of one of their biggest disco heroes. waltered states is the fruit of this meeting in the big apple. it just needed to come out on wax.
needing very little introduction here is soulful scotsman al kent, who delivers the dirty goods for his first outing on rnt. good inside and 4006 are a pair of dusty reworks, as gritty and groovy as you like. but the prize of this ep might just be come back home, the crown jewel of his decade-earlier secret sounds collection, finally getting a proper vinyl for the first time ever!
we know this is a very special one! our seventh record is a track that has been burning up the people must jam dance floors for years in its previous form - al kent has created a disco dance floor beauty! an unreleased monster that first came to pmj s attention through the now legendary dj history website. this track has been retouched and re-mastered for its vinyl release nearly eight years after its inception, we are really proud that this is seeing the light of day and will finally be available for people to get their hands on. mastered at the carvery for added bump and shine. the record is a strictly limited 10inch heavyweight pressing
after an overwhelming start with the illustrious artist cuttlefish & asparagus, who did an immense job both on black suns homonym and ishs dont stop, kalakuta soul records come back with another deep set of disco gems, touched by the hand of one of the most respected heads of the genre.
marcel vogels lumberjacks in hell welcome the disco master al kent into the fold with the two track yes i cant 12 inch. al kent is a true original. not interested in anything but disco. dying his hair in a truly unique fashion, to match the sparkle of disco balls and having recently hired an octopus to help him chop up those records. both *yes i do* and *cant stop* highlight the glaswegians importance to keeping the true spirit of disco alive, deftly and tightly edited in a manner that would impress messrs hardy and gibbons were they alive today.
apollo brown, verbal kent, and red pill are ugly heroes. an ugly hero is considered a myth. growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. an ugly hero is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go round. these are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. they wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
limited edition double vinyl set in gatefold sleeve, full length dj friendly mixes & re-edits, compiled by al kent.
im always pleasantly surprised by some of the feedback i get when i put out one of these albums. i mean, liking good music isnt exactly rocket science is it?
here is some more disco ammo from mdd. >me for you for me< may be based on a classic, but the crowd reaction when it was played at a recent warehouse party shows theres certainly still life in the old dog yet. john luongo thought he d nailed it when he put the breakdown before the verses? pff.. what verses? then theres >think< – not the usual sound we have come to know from al kent possibly – no strings? no percussion?? ah, but theres a squelchy synth. finally theres waltered states. this is possibly what it would sound like if walter gibbons and ron hardy went on a bender then made some edits together.
al kent continues his quest to bring his definition of disco to the ears of the world with another killer three tracker. >be my baby< is an uptempo disco monster – dope bassline, rhodes and wah guitar with nice loud hihats for full dancefloor appeal. >sun shine down on me< is a dark, sweaty, latin disco beauty soaked in strings, horns and rhodes piano. think that says it all. >time is moving< picks up where a1 left off, with the addition of strings and occasional vocals to wrap things up. million dollar disco is loved by dimitri from paris, pat les stache, solid state, cosmic boogie, greg wilson, peter adarkwah, the dead rose music company, horse meat disco, nik weston, chris harris and many many more..
al kent was once described as scotlands walter gibbons, and on >fantasy< he pays tribute to his hero with an alternative take on a track walter made his own. with beautiful rhodes piano, sweet strings and heavenly jazz guitar, file under >lush<. flip over for some disco madness… >check out the sounds of nyc< may once have been a loft classic, but in this incarnation may have proved too much for that particular musical journey. tough as old boots. wrapping up we have >gimme some loving< – built around a cool piano hook and an instantly recognisable voice and featuring some proper hands in the air string sections. million dollar disco is loved by dimitri from paris, pat les stache, solid state, cosmic boogie, greg wilson, peter adarkwah, the dead rose music company, horse meat disco, nik weston, chris harris and many many more..
taking a break from compiling his latest masterpiece while simultaneously remixing and re-editing for various labels, al kent delivers another trio of peak time disco movers.. on the a side “feel it baby” is a classic everyone should know, twisted and tweaked for today’s loop-hungry dancers. the phrase “bassline to die for” was coined to describe this song. then there’s the strings… oof! flip it for you got it, an edit that’s been in al’s armoury a while, one that people always ask for.. so here it is. “drums to die for”? built around one serious serious disco break. lastly, theres loving living feeling. a super funky clav, rhodes and string groove that really packs a punch! million dollar disco is loved by dimitri from paris, pat les stache, solid state, cosmic boogie, greg wilson, peter adarkwah, the dead rose music company, horse meat disco, nik weston, chris harris and many many more..
and there’s more.. number six in million dollar disco’s latest release series, as you’ve probably come to expect, is more vintage dancefloor fodder from the reels (mac) of al kent.. “message to the people” started life as a classic, then went through the blender, coming out all wrong, but so right. stomping along on a killer clav groove, punctuated by horns and an evergreen vocal. ” feel the groove” is a heavy hitter, thumping drums and bass with a synth hook that grabs you and doesn’t let go. finally there’s “keep on doing” which is almost house music in it’s simple repetitive bass groove and gospel style vocal shots.. million dollar disco is loved by dimitri from paris, pat les stache, solid state, cosmic boogie, greg wilson, peter adarkwah, the dead rose music company, horse meat disco, nik weston, chris harris and many many more
VENDETTA FT. ARTHUR VEROCAI (AL KENT REMIX) (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180gr BE16.05.17
(180g vinyl) the far out monster disco orchestra is far outs in-house brazilian disco super group. the projects arrangers are the late, great azymuth maestro jose roberto bertrami and the legendary arthur verocai.now on its 14th release, the remix series is a sizeable and ever-growing arsenal of disco weaponry, with a prolific list of contributors including theo parrish, marcellus pittman, andrés, dego, mark pritchard, john morales, dj spinna and 4hero
DISCO LOVE 4 - MORE MORE MORE DISCO & SOUL UNCOVERED (2CD)
aside from releasing his own tunes and edits on million dollar disco, al kent also dabbles in the fine art of compiling for the bbe crew, and this time he s been picked to pull together cuts for the labels fourth outing of the disco love series.