glitterbox resident dimitri from paris and remixing pioneer tom moulton present their retouched mixes of ron hall & the muthafunkaz modern day soul classic ‘the way you love me’ now available on 12” vinyl. initially released in 2006, marc evans provides velvet-smooth vocals complimented by background harmonies and timeless disco production. for his iconic t.s.o.p. remix dimitri from paris enlisted the help of salsoul orchestra founder vincent montana, jr. for fresh strings as well as a new full orchestra arrangement in his version, and here he gives it an update with his previously unreleased ‘dim’s t.s.o.p. version - dimitri from paris glitterbox retouch’. tom moulton’s retouched sweet-sounding ‘philly re-grooved remix’, previously released on harmless in 2013, comes laden with guitar riffs, dreamy harps and xylophone for even more instrumental glory. two disco legends come together under one stunningly soulful glitterbox release leasing new life into this timeless record.
following the 7inch revisiting candi statons much-loved gospel anthem, this glitterbox recordings 12inch features four diverse remixes of hallelujah anyway, three of which are new to vinyl. kicking off with larses vocal mix, touching deeper territory with a mid-tempo house rendition, dr packers indulgent piano-littered mix is next, picking up the energy and re-introducing the disco beat. italian producer moplen delivers a 90s-influenced classic club vibe mix, maximising candis uplifting vocal. finally is fks directors cut signature praise 12inch edit, a frankie knuckles and eric kupper production which is available here on vinyl for the very first time. picking up the pace with soaring synths and a grooving beat, the mix takes the anthem firmly back to the dancefloor, compelled by the original songs call for jubilation. four must-hear mixes from glitterbox, breathing fresh energy into this timeless record.
the shapeshifters return to glitterbox with their stunning dancefloor belter try my love (on for size), this time along with an exclusive classic disco remix by dr packer on this 12inch vinyl edition. teni tinks, a session vocalist and arranger who has worked with the likes of rudimental, quincy jones and the jacksons, lays down fresh vocals on the sharon redd anthem from 1980, now laden with fresh horns, strings and arrangement on the club mix. the king of disco re-edits dr packer slows the composition down, highlighting the impressive instrumental with filtered vocals beneath for a more classic sounding version of this wonderfully life-affirming record.
candi staton’s much-loved disco anthem ‘hallelujah anyway’ gets a house-inflicted remix by italian producer moplen, as well as a previously unreleased frankie knuckles and eric kupper version, on this 7” vinyl gem. italian producer moplen delivers a 90s-house-esque classic vibe mix while production greats frankie and eric pick up the pace with soaring synths and a grooving beat in the fk’s director’s cut soul praise mix. glitterbox presents two must-hear mixes both breathing new energy into this timeless record.
TRY MY LOVE (ON FOR SIZE) / WHEN LOVE BREAKS DOWN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK26.06.18
the first ever 7inch vinyl release from glitterbox recordings is a very special double whammy from the shapeshifters featuring the undeniable voice of teni tinks. the double single features the brand new track try my love (on for size), a re-imagining of the sharon redd disco anthem from 1980. with fresh horns, strings and arrangements produced by simon marlin of the shapeshifters and a sublime new vocal recorded by teni, its as life-affirming and uplifting as a dancefloor belter can get. teni is a session vocalist and arranger who has worked with the likes of rudimental, quincy jones, the jacksons and emeli sande, and has recently been bringing down the house with live pas at glitterbox. working initially with the shapeshifters on when love breaks down he second single on this 7inch package in late 2017, this release showcases in full the stunning results of their collaboration.
ahead of a full-length album coming on glitterbox recordings, the king of disco re-edits dr packer presents the second instalment of this 12inch series. different strokes part 2 features four dr packer versions of soulful house favourites, giving a flavour of whats to come from the lp. kicking off with a bonafide classic, dr packers take on soulsearchers cant get enough! maintains all its most iconic elements, the euphoric vocals and timeless groove given a fresh-sounding elasticity. next up is dr packers remix of the shapeshifters evergreen lolas theme recut appearing for the first time on vinyl. an exclusive to this vinyl release, a remix of johnny corporates sunday shoutin picks up the pace with a funking bassline to suit any dynamic disco set. rounding off this foursome of impeccable remixes is cleptomaniacs featuring bryan chambers all i do, a vocal house classic from the early noughties, reinterpreted masterfully for todays glitterbox dancefloor which was originally featured on the labels a disco hï compilation. dr packer has done it again, breathing new life into your most beloved dance records so you can fall in love with them all over again.
coming in strong with an update on another classic track, glitterbox recordings presents krystal davis so smooth featuring remixes from kon and yam who? alongside the original and an instrumental. one of the last in a rare breed of dedicated crate-diggers, kons vast knowledge of the heavily swung rhythms of classic disco make him a reverent remixer for this mid-tempo krystal davis disco hit, originally released in 1985 on new york label urban rock records inc. his version amps up the pace, tailoring the record for any discerning contemporary disco set. midnight riot records head yam who? goes blissed out with the synths for an irresistible mix that’s smoother than smooth.
ahead of the 10-track album dimitri from paris presents le chic remix, this limited, hand-stamped white label features two of dimitri’s meticulously reverent mixes alongside their respective instrumentals. in his mixes of sister sledge’s evergreen ‘thinking of you’ and the unmistakeable chic staple ‘le freak’, dimitri’s touch underlines the enduring and undeniable power of these timeless disco records.
fresh off the back of his glitterbox remix of camelphat & elderbrooks hit cola, mousse t. drops his first original release on the glitterbox label, showing off the depth of his production skills in this sparkling genre-binding track rock the mic. mousse t. enlists the help of artist taz, the man who became the first uk rapper to sign to hip hop mecca def jam, also earning a prestigious ivor novello award nomination for his writing skills. rock the mic reunites mousse with american song writer inaya day, best known for her unforgettable vocals on the german producer’s biggest record, horny. the catchy hook and toe-tapping groove of intertwine perfectly over smooth strings to make this an irresistible record. the killer collaboration combines hip hop with disco, giving us the best of both worlds. rock the mic lives up to the hype, delivering six minutes of bliss alongside a percussive remix courtesy of kon. kons accapella and instrumental versions round off this full rocking package
a creative partnership between tom laroye and yam who?, qwestlife is a trans-continental boogie trip between the two producers’ respective homelands of paris and london. fulfilling the glitterbox philosophy by crafting great songs the old school way with analogue and weird electronic gadgetry, qwestlife’s ‘give me a minute’ appeared first on glitterbox’s disco revenge compilation and now graces vinyl for disco connoisseurs everywhere. featuring the vocals of a frequent yam who? collaborator, soul diva jacqui george, ‘give me a minute’ is an instant party anthem. disco-fuelled synths and strings plus live sax, trumpet, guitars and bass give a glorious saturated dancefloor vibe rolled into one by sticky hooks and a timeless catchy chorus. accompanied by the dubbed out version, plus an accapella and bonus beats, this sweet vinyl release provides all the good stuff that qwestlife have to offer.
capturing the hedonism of the glitterbox extravaganza, glitterbox discos revenge is selected and curated by founder and label boss simon dunmore. the album gets to the very essence of dance music in its truest sense music which moves your body and your soul. the standout tracks are a mixture of brand new funk-laden cuts, all-time house classics and rare disco treasures. heard for the first time on the discos revenge compilation, the shapeshifters lend their unmistakeable soulful house sound into the blend with when love breaks down featuring the voice of teni tinks. distilling a universal spirit are iconic grooves like richie havens ‘going back to my roots’, whitney houston ‘it’s not right but it’s okay’ (kcc’s release the love groove mix) and patti labelle ‘music is my way of life’ (john luongo remix), all firm favourites with the glitterbox crowds. giving a subtle nod to the golden era of dance music, glitterbox – disco’s revenge fuses contemporary dancefloor heat with unforgettably timeless grooves, each track being chosen for its ability to create magic on the dancefloor.
DONT YOU WANT MY LOVE (DIMITRI FROM PARIS RE-EDIT)
12" Vinyl UK08.11.17
every once in a while a record comes along which is a little bit special, a record which stands the test of time, bringing the same reaction to the dancefloor now as it did all those years ago, and dont you want my love is one of those records. almost four decades after its original release in 1979, the record has become a favourite with the glitterbox crowds, creating a seminal moment at ministry of sound when david morales dropped it at the party in march 2017. now debbie jacobs timeless classic lands on glitterbox recordings for a special vinyl package including a re-edit courtesy of disco veteran dimitri from paris.
folamour represents the present and future sounds of the disco/house hybrid, staying true to the glitterbox sonic philosophy. his tracks share the same production values as the timeless records from classic disco imprints in the late 70s, melodies are super-tightly harmonised, instrumentation is lively and the rhythms are designed purely for dance. ‘the power and the blessing of unity’ is almost a mini album, exploring all the facets of folamour’s sophisticated house and disco tendencies. the title track sparkles with brass stabs and a textbook swinging disco beat, ‘island of recent father’ breaks things down into synthy house goodness, ‘let’s grab some smokes’ channels a more contemporary low-fi sound and bringing it home with ‘home beyond the clouds’, folamour closes with uplifting house hooks and percussion. it’s a real trip.
ahead of a full-length album coming on glitterbox recordings, the king of disco re-edits dr packer presents four of his versions of soulful dancefloor favourites old and new, giving a flavour of what’s to come from the lp. different strokes kicks off with a re-rub of the mk-produced latrece i want to thank you, itself a house cover of alicia myers soul classic from 1981. dr packer pulls back on the tempo, making way for keyboards that echo the vocal melody and enhanced percussion. next, he remixes still in love by shuya okino, a contemporary nu-disco classic with gorgeous string instrumentation and a tight guitar riff. in true dr packer style, his version has plenty of extra funk, fleshing out the bassline to suit a dynamic disco set. a remix of atfcs bad habit is next, again given the effortlessly laidback, groove-laden dr packer treatment. finally its soul rebels ill be good, a vocal house classic from the mid-noughties, reinterpreted masterfully for todays glitterbox dancefloor
WANNA GIVE IT UP (INCL LEGO, DR PACKER & JAMIE 3:26 REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK11.07.17
ralphi rosario is a pioneer of house music, kicking off an influential dj career in chicago when he was still in high school. the remixes and productions that followed have garnered him #1 billboard dance chart hits as well as more than 20 well-respected years spinning records. he’s an artist who represents the ethos of glitterbox recordings, with decades of quality house music history woven into every beat. also in line with the spirit of the label, ‘wanna give it up’ is a classic track given some very tasteful modern updates, from dr packer and jamie 3:26. the familiar ‘légo’s dub’ from the original release is present and correct, alongside a suitably funked-up version from disco edits maestro dr packer. finally, fellow chicagoan jamie 3:26 amps the party up a further notch with some irresistible clinking percussion and a lazy-cool groove.
sounding like something to come out of solar records in 1984, love on hold embraces aeroplanes typically exquisite attention to detail, resulting in a perfect blend of disco, 80s funk and boogie. love on hold also features one of the greatest backing vocalists of our time, tawatha agee who was also the voice of legendary funk band mtume, singing on their 1983 classic juicy fruit. the credentials of tawathas richly poised voice coupled with aeroplanes flawless composition make love on hold unmissable. after a digital release which reached overall traxsource 1, the extended mix of aeroplanes instant classic is now being made available on 12inch, along with an extended instrumental, accapella and two edits from the master of disco re-rubs, dimitri from paris. both extended versions, dimitris instrumental and re-touch explore the versatility of the track for dj use
introducing the debut release on the brand new glitterbox recordings label a label celebrating the incredible disco, nu disco, soul and classic house records that have made glitterbox parties the most popular and joyous additions to the clubbing scene over the last few years. sharing the glitterbox nights philosophy for supporting artists who really know how to produce uplifting music that stays in your mind for days, glitterboxs first release is the much-anticipated dr packer remixes of sure things the infectious nu disco classic holding you tight. both sure thing and dr packer embody the glitterbox ethos, making feel-good, joyful music that lights up the dancefloor. on the a side is the dr packer remix and instrumental while on the aa side is sure things original extended dj mix, alongside dr packers radio edit and accapella, completing an essential landmark record to kick off your glitterbox collection.
3 cd compilation incl house and disco classics feat. kraak & smaak, tschik, crazy p, sandy b, joey negro, todd terry, mike dunn, hot chocolate , shapeshifters, clivilles & coles, swing 52 , lenny fontana, atfc, gusto, kristine w, joe smooth, gino soccio and many many more