the patchouli brothers strike back with a second edition of their edits for basic fingers. on the a-side we get a big dancefloor bullet with piano luxury, euphoric vocals and 110% party vibes. on the flip there s more of that uptempo feel-good business, just take your pick.
the patchouli brothers first began throwing parties in an albanian dive bar in torontos east end, but have gone on to grace the stage at a spectrum of the city s establishments. they hold down a residency at a rotating disco jam called beam me up which, while held monthly at the piston, has taken place in a film studio, an artist commune, above a furniture store and inside the great hall. their debut 12inch for basic fingers features two cuts. first up wicked one, a fiery slice of gospel served with a rich piano hook. on the flip we re treated to magic rhythm (of love), a masterclass in pure disco-funk insanity. looking for a peak-time workout with lots of percussion? look no further
afrocentrist philou makes his debut on basic fingers with a trio of deep-seeded treats comprising one original and two game-changing edits. this homage to the senegal/mali mountain region softly ignites with the cosmic yearns and mild acid grounding of lumumba s revenge. it sets the scene for two takes on regional traditions tartits tribe adds a driving afrobeat and hypnotic swing to an ancient tombouctou desert song while fadimata s dibabba is a dense and inebriating weave of senegalese instruments and chants
alma negra is a swizz collective that consists of four musically driven friends, the figuiera brothers dersu & diego who s roots are established firmly in their cape verdian heritage, dario with his half and half portuguese/italian mix and finally mario with spanish roots. they are all passionate diggers who love playing music from all over the world, something that s evident in their productions as well. encompassing jazz, african and latin sounds to soul, funk, disco, house and even techno. as far as inspiration goes they mention donald byrd ,fela kuti and theo parrish. their creative output has let them to release on such fine labels as sofrito, highlife and most recently basic fingers. fans of alma negra include gilles peterson, ben ufo, axel boman, detroit swindle, africaine 808 and tim sweeney. digger s workout part 2 continues where part 1 left us, proving once again alma negra are on a roll. included is a killer remix from osunlade and his yoruba soul mix of safari is deepness on a new level.
alma negra is a swiss collective that consists of four musically driven friends, the figuiera brothers dersu & diego whose roots are established firmly in their cape verdian heritage, dario with his half and half portuguese/italian mix and finally mario with spanish roots. they are all passionate diggers who love playing music from all over the world, something thats evident in their productions as well. encompassing jazz, african and latin sounds to soul, funk, disco, house and even techno. as far as inspiration goes they mention donald byrd, fela kuti and theo parrish. their creative output has let them to release on such fine labels as sofrito, highlife and most recently basic fingers. fans of alma negra include: gilles peterson, ben ufo, axel boman, detroit swindle, africaine 808 and tim sweeney. now they are back with digger’s workout, a fresh and exciting instalment in the basic fingers catalogue - divided into three parts with remixes from esa & santuri, osunlade aka yoruba soul and rainer trueby & corrado bucci present truccy. diggers workouts, part 3 is the final release in the series and continues where the first two volumes left us but thats not all, included is also a remix by the hot duo rainer trueby & corrado bucci present truccy. another essential release in the basic fingers catalogue.
alma negra is a swiss collective that consists of four musically driven friends, the figuiera brothers dersu & diego whose roots are established firmly in their cape verdian heritage, dario with his half and half portuguese/italian mix and finally mario with spanish roots. they are all passionate diggers who love playing music from all over the world, something that s evident in their productions as well. encompassing jazz, african and latin sounds to soul, funk, disco, house and even techno. as far as inspiration goes they mention donald byrd, fela kuti and theo parrish. their creative output has led them to release on such fine labels as sofrito, highlife and most recently basic fingers. fans of alma negra includes gilles peterson, ben ufo, axel boman, detroit swindle, africaine 808 and tim sweeney. now they are back with digger s workout, a fresh and exciting instalment in the basic fingers catalogue - divided into three seperate 12 s with remixes from esa & santuri, osunlade aka yoruba soul, rainer trueby & corrado bucci present truccy. digger s workouts, part 1 contains three original cuts and one remix from esa & santuri with spectacular basswork worthy of funkadelic. if you re looking for rattling percussions, irresistible basslines, melodic synths and vocal chants that interweave and do a delicious dance with each other - look no further. this first part of the series is a sure-fire way to send anyone into a near shamanic state. .
aroop roy returns to basic fingers with a second reworks release, this time all guns blazing. while the previous part focused more on disco and soul cuts, this one delivers three irresistible afro-influenced house grooves. there s a reason why gilles peterson keeps playing aroop on his radio show as soon as he gets his crate digging fingers on a new release. um trago on the b side is definitely the fiercest offering here but don t miss out on the a-side with ifa & manuman. both tracks are more than enough to get the juices flowing...
amsterdam native mr mendel continues to churn out top notch edits at a steady pace in between crate digging and gigs around the world. this second 12 inch for basic fingers is a welcome follow up to his previous release which featured fela & gil. on release no.28 he s dug even deeper than last time and found not one, two or three but four absolute killer songs to take his razor sharp blade to. no messing around, mr mendel aims straight for the top with these joyful disco cuts.
our afro-latin warrior jose marquez is back once again on basic fingers with two new percussion infected workouts. those familiar with jose marquez s previous works will not be disappointed as this might be his strongest release yet. on quinto y bongo he goes on dark tribal journey with hints of electronic layers and some serious bongo action. the flip track canto del caribe is more direct & to the point with a full on percussion assault and fierce latin chants. a proper floor filler!
2015 repress !! the prolific lay-far has had a string of stunning 12 inches over the past few years and nothing seems to be stopping him either. aroop roys eclectic work as a producer has been supported worldwide by numerous tastemakers including gilles peterson, kyoto jazz massive, patrick forge and laurent garnier. we got in touch with aroop after hearing his brilliant contributions on g.a.m.m. (brazil breakdown part 1 & 2) and on his basic fingers debut he continues his trait of delivering top quality reworks. three versatile tracks that pack a mean punch. rare groove, steel band disco and a slice of funk - it is all in here. come get it while its hot!
our moscow b-boy, vinyl freak and outstanding dj lay-far is back with his second ep of secret weapons on basic fingers. secret weapons vol.2 has something for everyone, covering a vast variation of styles ranging from disco (groove), soul-fusion (bolinas), jazz-funk (bouncy lady) and dub (south african crossfire). all very tasty and dj friendly but most important they re all touched by the magic fingers from lay-far.
alma negra is not only a mountain in the cordillera de la ramada range of the andes mountains, it is also a collective who are based in basel, switzerland. the collective is made up of miajica, dario rohrbach & dersu figueria. they are passionate diggers who loves playing music from all over the world & had their debut last year on the infamous sofrito label with heavy edits from the islands of cabo verde. this release on basic fingers is unique in every way, the keyword of this ep is rhythm. the trio has created something truly imaginative, captivating, and capable of tingling every muscle in your body. three wonderfully inventive & accessible tracks & another basic fingers sureshot.
on *secret weapons* lay-far presents three tracks that celebrate an era of when disco, jazz, afro and rare groove ruled the dance floors. first up is *quality hours* which to us is the perfect nugget for the early afternoon, mid-day session or late night summer parties. on the flip is *saaba dub*, the sort of light and loose disco-soul groove influenced by dub and last but not least *prime climate* ends things in a slightly more rare groove-ish way.
spritual south have developed a real reputation for quality through the years with many established djs and producers counting themselves as fans. now it’s time to give the basic fingers fans two tight & timeless grooves. ‘everyday’ is simply seductive feel good vibes and ‘gonna getcha’ on the b-side is keeping the boogie side of the disco fire burning. hot stuff!
following on from the massive finger edits release in october last year we are thrilled to welcome back reverend p for another home run on basic fingers. the a-side *angels in africa* is a deep and soulful uptempo number. the smooth percussion infuses softly with its modern synth textures and provides the perfect backing to bumping in your 85 pontiac parisienne. on the flipside the good reverend is offering another rework so tasty your dancefloor will be munching out of the palm of your hand, *just in strawberry*.
amsterdam native mr mendel is one those cats you will find digging in the deepest vinyl crates but also one to hook up seriously tight edits. on his debut for basic fingers he has played around with gil scott-herons live version of *the bottle* as well as felas *roforofo fight*. with some smart tweaks and additional production mr mendel delivered a fantastic ep of soulful black dance music. just put it on and dance away :)
basic fingers release no. 15 is patrice larrar aka reverend ps blisteringly good reworks of two very familiar voices. if this is not soul & disco seduction of the highest order we really do not know what to say. truly spellbounding stuff.
basic fingers is back! after releasing some amazing music on kat, g.a.m.m., moton and lumberjacks it is time to welcome the reflex to basic fingers. *curious it is* is a super sweet disco track with enough sing-a-long potential and a nice breakdown with a twist to have you dancing in seconds. flip it over for a dubby version which doesnt skimp on the cowbells!
no stranger to the basic fingers camp koko have already graced us before and thats why we are also bringing him back a third time for another release with rnb & soul drenched disco gems. light of the worlds >time< has got everything you need to encourage feet movement. an infectious bassline, horns, strings, percussions, sing-a-long-chorus and is presented in beautiful way, giving the original enough room to breathe. flip over for a great re-edit of melisa morgans >fools paradise< - funkier than a mosquitos tweeter!
kon, the re-edit king of 2012 (as hailed by gilles peterson) is back with a big summer release on basic fingers after the massive success with his windy city / illvester 12 inch. this time kon brings in the gang for a peak time boogie ep aimed straight for the dancefloor.
on >get it together< we get an uplifting feel-good monster that will go down perfectly at the summer jams. with extra live elements and kons tasty production this will surely be one of the biggest tunes of the summer. on the flipside we might go down in bpms but instead max out on the love factor with a bumpin leroy burgess kinda two stepper.
if love is your thing, kon gotcha back!
gredits returns to basic fingers with his for second release. picking up where he left us last time with his pitched down and bumpin take on disco this one is a marriage between two giants on the disco scene.sister peak & musique love is the gredits treatments we know and love.
the perfect summer soundtrack to those late warm nights with bbqs and good friends. fans of jazzy jens & changed on basic fingers take notice, this one is for you!
another debut on basic fingers, this time we head over to japan and the mysterious kgo production team. the first edit is >six millions steps< by rahni harris, a well known soul drenched disco classic that has been slightly pitched down and infused with more boogie loveliness.
>something special< by donald byrd and the blackbyrds is both a pianists workout and a lovely jazz-disco track full of melodic character. kgos edit owes respect to the original and is a perennial favourite in the basic fingers camp.
continuing on from the massive kon 12 inch released on basic fingers we welcome back our good friend kok. on the a side koko delivers a real uplifting feel-good disco/boogie scorcher that will make you wish for those hot summer parties. stay with me by norman connors is perhaps not his most known track but we will guarantee this bad boy will be the prime time number for many djs as koko really takes this track to another level. soulfulness at its very best! on the b-side burning up by imagination has, since its release almost 30 years ago ripped up dancefloors all over with its piano chord hook and a steady bassline. this mix is an updated version with lots more production details and plenty of koko flavour. its already been tried and tested in the basic finger kitchen with an exceptional result.
the nyc edit master kon (from kon & amir) has, after a bunch of hyped reworks on hands of time, bbe and on track delivered basic fingers a 12 inch with two killer disco reworks. we start with windy city >chicago<, a fierce disco edit that kon twisted just the right way! its playful and soulful disco at its very best. but the highlight of the release is possibly hidden on the flip. here we get a +10 min uplifting disco rework of sylvesters high energy hit >mighty real< which now sounds way fresher (and better) than the original if you ask us. yes, we are talkin real dance music on basic fingers ... a label with the goods!
basic fingers is a new label brought to you by the fine team over at gamm. basic fingers is an open-minded concept with quality edits and reworks for an underground disco/ house generation.
release #6 on basic fingers comes from a true stockholm crate diggin legend and notorious producer kool dj dust. mr dust truly knows his history and is also highly skilled dj that has rocked most clubs in and around scandinavia. for his debut on basic fingers dust goes loose on a french disco anthem (editsa alexandra), a raw gospel jam (take it to jesus) and finally a ruff percussion workout (dancing suite). its an ep with something for all you that got ears firmly directed towards the (under)ground! proper bizniz!
after a couple big releases on the notorious gamm enterprises jazzy jens is now dropping a huge soulful boogie ep on basic fingers. the first cut is a lovely rework of mascaras >see you in la< which features the amazing vocal chords of luther vandross. on the flip we find an uplifting disco/boogie cut that uses elements from our big boy barry white. its truly an amazing feelgood tune that we are hoping will get a big smile on your face. a very hot release by the coolest cat in town … check it out!
after three best-selling releases basic fingers is back! our fourth release is a killer 12 from stockholm based producer changed.
if you like your disco bumping around in the midtempo range this release is definitely for you. working around a killer sample from love unlimited orchestra the >jamaican girl< track is destined to become a huge dancefloor winner. flip things over and you will find a tasty rework of swedish artist roger rönning and his much in demand folk disco track >tiden bara gar< where changed used elements from both the original and live version.
a real standout release from a label thats got a lot to shout about!
basic fingers is a new label brought to you by the fine team over at gamm. its an open-minded concept with quality edits and reworks for an underground disco/ house generation.
basic fingers is back with their third release! this time we are giving you two strong remixes from los angeles based dj & producer jose marquez. his sound has often been described as a fusion of deep afro-latin soul and percussive dancefloor rhythms, something perfectly showcased on this release.