dr. love is a veteran and key tastemaker / vinyl junkie on the montreal scene and laura ingalls is a wandering french person of no specific sex who has recently landed in the french canadian city and they both bonded over their love of anything disco and poutine, the main local dish which consists of potato, cheese, gravy and maybe sometimes added meat! dr love likes to dig but doesn t really produce while laura ingalls is not the most efficient digger and only seems to unearth old folk and obscure arabic music for their personal collection but has serious production skills.
andi and david first met in a forest beside a psychedelic castle in the wild west of scotland and soon bonded over a love of wrong speeders, balearic gems hidden in plain sight and the odder side of the dancefloor before djing together just moments after andi was unraveled from a burning tarpaulin. a firm friendship and fun partnership was born. hailing from mancunia but for sometime an export to the usa, andi, for many years was one of the great things about new york city. a charming, low-key individual, a great, great dj and a graceful presence in the land of the overhyped and ego driven. andi held down the musical supervision of rock star games and was responsible for a lot of great music getting out to the gaming masses. he was a vital member of body and soul for the best part of 15 years, delivering infamous warm up sets for danny krivit, joaquin joe claussell and françois k, pedigree vibes... david, a music lover since birth, a record collector for more than quarter of a century and a reputation for being the first on the floor at any party. db s transition from dancer to dj didn t take too long and his selections of rare disco, oddball gems and panglobal pandemonium have seen him play back rooms, basements, festivals and freakouts throughout the land, whether running his own parties in glasgow or playing further afield alongside the likes of young marco, jayda g and moodymann.
dj raw sugar is a native of berlin, but has done a 6 year stint in new zealand and now resides in perth. his productions are deep and raw house beats mixed with jazz, boogie, disco, funk and soul. over the years he has put out music via other people s labels like gazeebo international, midnight riot and ism, but is now taking matters into his own hands via love sexy records - a label he has just started. the debut release kicks off with a piece from the man himself! it s a sweet and sultry slice of disco. inkswel, also australian based, takes up remix duty taking the track in a more club-ready direction. slow goodness all over!
pedantic record collector and dj, stephen king (aka virgo type), has finally started releasing some of the tracks and edits that he s been working on over the past few years with his vinyl debut on kat records. there s an eclectic range of source material on this ep including early disco rap on dancing heart , chopped up, dusty lounge bar grooves on jazz cigarette and even some 90s new-jack-swing gets the loop and filter treatment on outta my head. packing an mpc, drum machine and an extensive record collection, virgo type s tracks are a love letter to the people and places that have provided the inspiration for his music. dj feedback ennio styles, 3rrr fm, australia - love it, nice to have a lil jazz jam to round things out too!
release no 31 finds kat records on a european tour with 3 reworks based on 80s belgium, italy & germany disco & new wave with man of the moment moscow producer phil gerus (futureboogie, sonar kollektiv) taking centre stage.
the good folk at kat records deliver release no. 28 in the shape of a 4 tracker of tasty audio goodness covering disco, boogie, house and a rather splendid leftfield number that defies any form of categorisation! hlb (henri le blanc) is the man behind these and deffo one to keep close tabs on! the a side covers of the disco,house element nicely with thunder and straight up boogie with loves comin. not direct edits, but reversions with elements added to spice up and delight. the flip is a hammond lead beauty with 2 tracks that lean slightly left of centre. country churches is a low slung deep house chugger that really does tease all the way and we finish things off with the ace touch my soul. elements of broken beat, soul and funk with a top vocal hook to set it off.
kat records once again come up trumps with a blazer of a 4 tracker for release number 27 on the ever consistent imprint. kat debutant inxxwel continues the run of releases in fine form with a wonderful ep of not so well known dance floor smashers covering afro, disco, new wave, and 80 s boogie vibes.
well, kat records reach the ripe ol age of 21 with an exactly what it says on the tin release being the giant cuts ep which pays testament to the versatility that s seen the kat label take on board varying styles & ge-nres since its conception back in 2007. this 4 tracker of gargantuan proportions from edit hot shot deadly sins sees both classic and underground cuts getting the royal edit treatment and then some this time, mainly focusing on disco, soul & funk.
more super edits from kat via lasha margiani and george japaridze who are based in tbilisi and also release under the alias of rotkraft on labels such as nurvous records, exotic refreshment, & kompakt records. here they deliver 3 perfectly crafted reworks of french & cameroonian afro tracks as well as an original georgian based brazilian style funk edit. total worldwide kat moves.
respectful edits from nyc s finest jkriv (razor n tape) matty johnson, the pool agency, uk - lovely jubbly! my disco pants are swinging! will play in the pub tomorrow night. e.a.s.e, nightmares on wax, uk - great vibes!!! simon harrison, basic soul radio, worldwide - this is up there with the best kat has released over the years… fantastic edits!!!! john spoor, 360, dubai - these are both soooooo good mate! 10/10!!! dj prestige, nyc, usa - one word: tune! so good. thx for sharing sean brosnan, london, uk - top banana maarten goetheer, beam club, bangkok, thailand - thanks... sounding ace..
make it funky is an edit / rework of rim and kasa love me for real taken from the sought after 1982 12inch too tough on sum sum records. alkaline has toughened it up in the percussion section to enhance the serious pig skin workout that drives this afro boogie bomb. and the vocals will have the dance floor shouting out in unison
four fine edits of super rare cosmic disco tunes from french playboy and producer maximilian blanc. maxi wouldnt reveal the details of the originals but needless to say these tracks will do the business on the dance floor. the tracks range from wigged out funk to space cruising strutters, all with that classic cosmic vibe. enjoy the ride!
massive two tracker from jonny miller on his 2nd edits release on kat.what you did is quite simply a whopper! disco music as god intended it - arms aloft, eyes shut, inhibitions nowhere to be seen, smiles bigger than life itself. what we have here is not an edit as such but a reworking of chaka khans what you did, subtly housed up, re-arranged, chopped, fil-tered and re-mastered within an inch of its life - chaka herself pretty much always sounds in-credible but here the vocal just seems to stand even taller than usual. on the other side we have something in which some of our slightly older party folk may well recognise. dionnes house classic from 88 gets the full edit treatment and the timing on this just seems so right. originally released on the ace bigshot label out of canada (and was just huge in the hacienda), re-mastered, stretched out, re-arranged and making the most out of all those old school stabs, ploddy bass lines and timeless vocals.
3 reworks from antipodean dj and producer, frank booker. first up is the monster reworking of king sunny ades afro biggie synchro system, originally released in 1983 and taken from the album of the same name.
greg wilson needs little in the way of introductions, a stalwart of both the british 80s electro-funk scene and the current disco/edit movement to boot. release #16 sees greg make a welcome return to kat after his previous outing way back in 2007, and, again, his diverse music taste comes to the table to delight.
following on from the blistering neil diablo release, kat are back with a couple of edits of grand proportions by stem edit master, the reflex... already supported by dimitri from paris, crazy p, ron basejam...
the kat edit stable pops back up and throws a couple of biggies into the pot ... first up is conscious of my conscience, which shouldnt really need an intro whatsoever. an out and out all ends up classic and a track largely overlooked by the masses when first released on the album conscience back in 88. mr beedle makes this sound bigger than ever with some wicked but subtle extensions & tweaks along the way. on the flip we have time is running out. ashley beedle takes the stevie winwood original, strips it bollock naked and re-dresses this into a wonderful psyched-out disco funk soul rock odyssey masterpiece. over 10 minutes of pure balearic dancefloor goodness, pure n simple. big ! oh, and on a super loud 12 inch pressing..
2nd e.p from basement soul aka greymatter via the kat label, which, in a similar vein to vol 1 hits hard bringing us 3 more edits with the sole intention of getting them feet firmly on the dancefloor and getting down proper. loads of support on this from horsemeatdisco, ashley beadle, domu etc.. chains is the teena marie beauty from 1980. ace funky disco with subtle (but very effective) cuts n beefed up drums. this edit rolls in at just over 7 mins and sounds all the mightier for it. newbans magic lady is a massive slab of afrocaribbean disco goodness pure n simple. horns…breakdowns…killa vocals and congas a plenty. girl watching is another funk-edged boogie big hitter. original by t-connection, greymatter takes the already massive original and takes things up a notch or two
4 killer remakes here from chicagos disco master dj rahaan, includes a tasty rework of le pamplemousse (aka rinder & lewis) 1979 cut >you can get off on the music< plus an edit of former temptations eddie kendrick s 1976 disco gem >thanks for the memories<, along with feel-good disco slammer from two tons o fun, >make someone feel happy today< and from 1987, >walk the night< from canadas answer to the village people, the bent boys
kat returns with dj only ze-edits of two tracks from the influential label that fused the parallel nyc dance and punk scenes to create a new sound that they aptly christened mutant disco. kid creole and material are the artists getting the once over from dj greg wilson, the oracle on this vital and misunderstood period in music. creole and the coconuts 1981 hit >im a wonderful thing, baby<. emphasising the driving piano and mid-tempo beats, >wonderful< is in safe hands with greg wilson in control. you have to move to this. on the flip we find materials >over and over< being edited by greg, putting the funk into jazz-funk. material were an early bill laswell project that delved deep into dancefloor-orientated jazz
sasso returns to the reedit with killer versions of the jacksons and roy ayers for the newly established edit series kat. heartbreak hotel is an almost forgotten gem that was originally released in 1980 as this place hotel, with sasso putting his brazilian influences to one side he lets the groove loose and turns this into a modern day boogie masterpiece with a sweeping string swept intro that had us hooked from the off. flip the record and you ll find another soul legend, roy ayers. we all know that we live in brooklyn baby is one of roy ayers most atmospheric and attitude packed tracks, here sasso has dubbed it out and toughened things up, ripping the original harry whitaker arrangement to pieces and leaving us with a synth led, bass heavy edit that is sure to win any dancefloor over