continuing their relentless pace, rnt keeps the pressure on the dance floor with a four-tracker of solid heat from seasoned french producer yuksek. whether flipping an underground disco darling in how i love to dance, working a percussive dj tool to perfection with the beat swinging the low-slung funk of think of you or paying homage to an icon of french disco kitsch with dance in disco, this 12 has a little something for every dancer and time of night. allez france!
four electrifying edits from london & paris based mytron & ofofo on the unstoppable razor-n-tape. beach buggy goes full throttle from the get go with a conga fuelled, disco jam before the clock strikes twelve and midnight drive offers up a low slung, late-night boogie cruise. on the flip side dreamy chords, soulful sweet nothings and synthesizer swells are the order of the day for elis coming, leaving capricorn to close out the ep with a bass heavy, intergalactic chugger. razor-n-tape can do no wrong, snap up on sight!
veteran nyc producer and dfa regular juan maclean hops on the rnt wagon for a rolling ep of drum-machine driven grooves for the reserve sub-imprint. the record starts with the peak-time stomper fine time, building exquisite tension and release through looped and filtered samples, and then moves on to the boogie-infused swing of dont stop for nothing. everybody clap leads off side b with a soulful and string-laden vocal over a bouncing hi-hat-focused house arrangement, and the ep closes out on the dubbier tip with the eponymous panic in fort greene park, a synthy and smooth slow burner. all around beautifully produced and eminently playable, señor maclean has made himself a most welcome addition to the razor-n-tape family with this dynamic ep
just in time for summer, rnt drops a 3-tracker of tropical heat from brazilian outfit balako. although relative newcomers, their production prowess has been known to their rio de janeiro musical community and beyond for some time, and is on full display here. the a-side showcases their knack for modernizing the canonical brazilian mpb sound, from the deceptively demonic build of batuque, to the acidic-leaning lilt of deixa acontecer. the flip side takes a hard turn left of field with honey honey honey, a 9 minute opus of afro-brazilian disco insanity, primed for those balmy summertime roof parties.
nashville s dusty funkateers magic in threes return to rnt reserve with a triptych of low-strung grooves, each complimented by a superlative remix. chupa cabra, a sweet soulful joint, is reimagined as a devilishly pulsating and funky burner by rnt mainstays fouk on their remix. parisian patchworks takes the 70s-cop-show funk of work tapes straight to nigeria with a beautifully crafted highlife remix. finally there s come on down, reminiscent of classic donald byrd in the larry mizell days, which is beefed up and readied for the dance floor by analog wizard lay-far. a lovely package for listening, or bumping!
pressed on limited 12 inch blue vinyl and housed in the new reserve generic sleeve
los angeles daniel t. joins the rnt fam with a stellar ep of homegrown and international flavor. known for his crisp production work as half of cosmic kids and more recent solo outings on chit chat and let s play house, on this 12- dan also shows his talent for selecting and editing. from the corner-store funk of hit the streets, percussive tropical sway of all day, to the frenetic bounce of trinidad trouble and beatdown soulful vibes of penguin vacation, this record covers continents in just 4-tracks!
twice aka patrick gibin established himself as a selector to be reckoned with through his black aroma re-edit series, and now he brings his penchant for deep cuts and dusty reworks to the rnt catalog. stretching over the a-side is sunrise, a bouncy sunny synthy affair, seemingly made for summer rooftops and pool parties. on the flip, searching updates a woke soulful 70s anthem, and take flights loops a boogie instrumental with hypnotic simplicity. re-edits done proper.
peter croce has been making some noise lately with his rocksteady disco party and record label, and here he brings his burgeoning rework sensibilities to rnt with a varied pack of revisions straight from detroit! on the ecstatic uptempo face-melting tip, we have spirit dance and get up and boogie, either of which are sure to burn down any disco. then there s the hard-working, grown-ass groove of proletariat blues, and made in china, a beautiful slow-burner for those early evening spins or late-night comedowns.
rnt welcomes upstart londoner cody currie into the roster with the groove-heavy movin smoke ep. a precociously well-developed production talent, the young producer puts his penchant for deep house sample-scapes on full display here. from the blissful lilt of the title track to the creatively crafted jazz funk of infinity i & ii through to the b-side bangers make love and magic city, this record is a beautiful listen from beginning to end.
some might remember the planty herbs from his earlier 7 inch outing on rnt, and now the dynamic dutchman brings his dusty vibes to a 4-track ep of crafty edit selections. family kicks of the pack with a bouncy funk groove, followed by errybodydisco a low-slung house party affair. on the flip we have the flute solo and sample-heavy soundstream-esque stomper today, while whats inside takes us back to the soul side with a boom-bappity cover of a 70s r&b classic.
adesse versions brings his cut and paste ethos to razor-n-tape with a varied pair of edit heaters. on this stellar 12inch, rnt takes it back to their early format of one track per side, and these two cuts can certainly carry it. bumpin nyc is an anthemic latenite boogie cut, with a hypnotic bass line and hometown shoutout, while sistem- flips an afrobeat sample into a dark and groovy club track. vibes for days!
for record store day 2017 razor-n-tape presents icarus, an original song by lovebirds, with remixes from tall black guy, moods, and jkriv in a striking double 7inch package. giving the shine to their 45 series for this years record store day, rnt welcomes back lovebirds aka sebastian doering with a slice of chilled-out analog soul. although primarily known for his nu-disco and house productions, lovebirds is a seasoned hand at all things deep, and icarus shows the smoky late-nite side of basti s skilled production style. an all-original tune, icarus layers jazzy vintage electric pianos over restrained but head-nodding percussion, with galliano s soulful vocal soaring above it all. the ever consistent tall black guy delivers a 90 s-esque boom-bapper of a mix, with an added verse from 80 s babies for good measure. moods works the track into a slo-mo stomper on his mix, complete with stuttering synth bass and driving percussion. and rounding out the package is rnt s jkriv, with a beachy stripped-down retro-boogie remix perfect for those warm-weather months to come. each mix gets its own side in this double 7inch pack, with stunning full color artwork, making it a truly special package perfect for both collectors and djs alike
180 gr , ron bacardi joins rnt with a 4-track inferno of disco edit heat! the a-side races out of the gate with the galloping back for more, followed by the soulful bounce of circles, which loops a gritty guitar-driven hook to perfection. the b side kicks off with music play, an easy-breezy synth-string, electric piano, and horn-laden affair. swirling percussion and soaring falsettos take us home on never dance, but don t get it twisted: with señor bacardi at the controls, dance you will!
repress , coloured vinyl, ranging from slow to mid-range house tempo, these 4 beauties juxtapose crate-weathered soul samples with a slick and modern production approach. all smooth as silk and primed for the dancefloor!
luvless and martin hayes are the masterminds behind rose records out of leipzig, germany. they have been turning more than a few heads with their sampler eps 12 inches that have all gone promptly out of stock. by their own account, they believe in the beauty of nature, the pureness of a warm summer rain and the pleasure of friendship. and let us not forget about excellent dance music!
london-based mike misiu has had a handful of stellar yet secret releases under his belt, and now this squirrel is finally getting his nut with his rnt debut! the a side launches into a churning and chugging rendition of a donald byrd 70s jazz soul classic, followed by a cheekily infectious treatment of well-loved modern themes, while the flip kicks into high gear with two uptempo soulful stompers.
early support from disclosure, seamus haji, treasure fingers, loz goddard, admin, ashley beedle, danny tenaglia, mark farina, riva starr, hector romero (def mix), severino (horse meat disco), nachtbraker, thatmanmonkz, nick catchdubs, ooft!, harri (sub club), chrissy (nite owl diner), sleazy mcqueen, martin hayes (rose records), ionik (kojak), phil asher, sabo, groove assasin, nathan g, kolour, onionz..
at long last, jkriv & free magic make their collaborative debut on rnt reserve with a very unique triptych of productions. the a side is bonafide party-starter, working a soul sample in classic stomping house style, while the b-side delivers two jazzy and darker moods. a beautiful listen or spin on the dancefloor all around!
rnt pushes the boundaries of their ever-expanding reserve imprint once again, bringing the tropical soul of fatnotronic into the fold. a sprawling 12 inch + bonus 7 inch pack, onde anda spans a range of equatorial flavor, showing the sao paulista duo s knack for bringing just the right touch of today to classic and obscure brasilian sounds of the past. and with beautifully illustrated packaging, this one s a treat for both the eyes and the ears! pressed on 12 inch with a bonus 7 inch both heavyweight vinyl both in a full picture sleeve.
rnt welcomes manchester upstart loz goddard into the fold with his new outing, the drunken monk ep on the reserve imprint. hot from recent successes on house of disco and dirt crew, young loz delivers yet again with a 4 tracker of dusty thumpers and jazzy burners, brewed with love and pressed to vinyl the color of a cool pint of ale!
rose records co-founder martin hayes makes his solo debut on razor-n-tape with 4 tracks of down-n-dirty disco and soul! having previously collaborated on a more production-centered ep on rnt reserve, hayes shows us his penchant for digging and slicing up the dustiest of grooves.
mysterious scottish producer otherlover is out for revenge with this tasty 10inch slice of deepness on razor-n-tape reserve! the a side works an obscure steve winwood sample into looped perfection, building slowly to a synth boogie climax, with the b side dubbing things out a bit more. you need this one - no backchat
razor-n-tape does hip-hop! this 3rd instalment in the eclectic rnt45 series presents the planty herbs, an up-and-coming production talent out of amsterdam. on the a side, the detroit sound gets the blunted and bouncy dutch coffee-shop treatment, and on the flip a daisy-eyed classic gets revitalized over a sampled-laden groove, punctuated with rhodes and guitar stabs.
relative newcomer to the scene, caserta delivers the goods on his first-ever artist ep release. spanning a wide range of styles from thumping sample-laden hip-hop grooves, to chill nu disco, to bumping old-school house, this one has a little something for everyone. cleverly knitted together with interludes and outros, the dynamic ep is both utility knife in the dj bag, and a beautifully varied listener experience. early support from soul clap, moon boots, kon, roberto rodriguez, justin jay (dirtybird), dirtytwo, craig smith (6th borough project), nathan g
making his rnt debut here is dj vas with a wide-reaching quartet of edit stylings. originally a member of pioneering french-touch group kojak, vas seasoned production approach really shines through on this package, whether in the blistering groove of wizard funk, the classic boogie of the moment, the dub reggae styles of alright, or the smooth-as-silk cream. theres truly a bit of something for every party on this 12inch
brooklyn based, dj monchan, steps up to perform some surgical edit wizardy on four mouth-watering tracks for the ever-dependable razor-n-tape. ‘reaction control’ kicks things off with a joyous disco gem, dj monchan extending and echoing those killer groovers to create a whirlwind of dancefloor delight. next up, ‘dance it all out’ has a touch of the exotic highlife sound to it but reworked into a dj friendly, irresistibly bouncing jam. flip it and it’s back to the late-night nyc soirees of the 70’s with ‘can’t promise’ channelling that pure unadulterated fun into an ethereal edit of magnetic proportions. taking the final slot of rnt042 ‘get down with your love’ closes out proceedings with a silky smooth soulful heater.
rnt savors the last bit of summer with a deep-n-sexy offering from nebraska on the usin me- single, out now on the razor-n-tape reserve imprint. londoner ali gibbs tweaks a soulful sample with signature finesse part disco, part house all vibes! aided and abetted by an electro-funk 808-heavy remix from lovebirds, a dark and stormy take by the revenge, and a standout slow-burning mix from dj nature, we can say for certain you ll be usin this record, indeed.
for record store day 2018 rnt ushers in the springtime sunshine with ferias 77 reworks, a collection of brasilian revisions from label co-head jkriv. a longtime lover of brasilian sounds, this 8 song double 12inch compiles reworks he created over nearly a decade, drawing from some of his most revered and respected sources. from the upfront boogie of relaxa, to the stomping babaluae, the tropical funk of rainha do mar, the downtempo sway of era um era, to the almost balearic-leaning doto and more, this mini-album contains a wide swath of brasilian styles and flavors. with beautifully vibrant artwork practically jumping off the sleeve, a free download card, and a cheeky sticker pack included, this one is an absolute rsd essential! 2xblack vinyl with picture sleeve, sheet of stickers with label art + download codes
repress black vinyl - rnt label co-head jkriv is in slicing and dicing mode on this special 10inch rsd package, bringing the loving touch to a trio of 70s jams that run the gamut from funk, disco and soul. on the razor side, so true is a bit of disco cheek given the dancefloor tweak, put your money down breathes life into the break from a ubiquitous funk classic, and the tape side is a single slow-rolling burner of instrumental soul that builds to a hands-in-the-air peak!
as the head of berlin s eminently respected oye records, it s no surprise markus -delfonic- lindner would come correct with the edit heat for his first outing on razor-n-tape. the record starts out smooth and summery with the flow, a club-ready rework of an underground jamaican disco classic, followed by the furious afro-boogie stomp of -spf.- on the b-side an extended percussion jam builds ferociously and finally drops into a lovely lesser-known revamp of a killer disco anthem. music is love indeed!
rnt welcomes dusty digger extraordinaires al-tone, with a superlative set of rare edit gold! known for their eponymous rework series, al tone (aka al bumz and tone b. nimble) come hot out of the gate with feelin irie a gritty afro boogie stomper, before moving into the uptempo soul of simone manuel. flip the disc over for the guitar and clavinet-driven groove of groovin, and then they take us home with the theo-esque looped sax and falsetto gallup of wishes. from obscurity to eternity in 4 masterful reworks!
nyc stalwart and international superstar jacques renault joins brooklyn cohorts for a 4 track ep of superior edit stylings! on the a side cold blooded sources a classic, focusing on a hypnotic and rhythmic pattern for a solid 6 minutes before exploding into exuberant soul, while get down is a loose and greasy funk stomper. on the flip, dream machine is disco sampled perfection, chopped and sliced with evident love. finally, that sound takes us home with its thunderous drums, slap bass, and a tasteful peppering of soulful vocals.
three is truly the magic number on this special rsd release from razor-n-tape, with a trio of groovy tracks by nashville-based magic in threes. the original version of beatin tha breaks is an easy-breezy affair dripping with soulful guitars and harmonies, freddie joachim s brings his signature smooth and rhythmic sound on his remix, and the fouk mix rounds out the triptych with a touch of uptempo housey deepness.
for his first outing on rnt, parisian soul-slinger reverend p brings his signature reverent touch to a tasty edit 4 pack. the a-side comes in hot with the well-worn but ever-funky feel the heat- then finishes sweet with strong enuff, reworking an often overlooked soul burner. on the flip we have the crooning and swooning late-nite vibes of the way you get me followed by soul fire, a clever bit of edit cheekiness that s sure to turn some heads and move thembootays!
brooklyn s son of sound joins hometown label razor-n-tape with the dusty files ep, a 4-tracker that embodies the gritty and driving sound of the borough. the a-side kicks off with your voodo s broken, a track that builds to mid-tempo looped perfection even before the floor-shaking bass drops, followed by the beguiling synth patterns and efficient yet driving drums of no bullets left. on the flip side, nude jerzee eschews the bridges and tunnels and takes us straight to nj by way of outer space, and then what do you feel floats us gently back to earth on a cloud of strings, electric pianos and a chugging disco beat
thrice is nice for dimitri the brooklynite-by-way-of-paris, who comes correct with his 3rd 3-packer of disco edit deelite for rnt! filling up the a-side is kettle america, a cheeky bit of south-of-the border uptempo disco funk. i knead you is a stomping and sermonizing version of a cherished classic, completely redone with a chorus of handclaps and gospel piano, and the record finishes with without rob for some re-touched dancefloor doo-wop gold!
nebraska comes to razor-n-tape reserve with a 3-tracker of soul-laden sampley goodness primed for the floor. the title track drills deep to the depths of primal funk for an extended disco-house workout that stretches over the full a side. on flip we have a pair of slow-burners, with instant pressure juxtaposing modern r&b vocal flavor over a hypnotic rhythm track, and then keep on keeping on takes us back to the classic soul side with its gritty and gospel-infused groove.
under the moniker shed, pawlowitz published three highly ambitious albums in which he defined his work more and more as his own way of musical narration. the final experiment? is definitely the temporary highlight of this evolution. as musical work it does establish shed conclusively as one of the most interesting and substantial electronic music artists of our time. it carries a vibe, that links shed to other boundary breaking artists such as ryuichi nakamoto, brian eno and carsten nicolai. however, shed found a way to develop a highly individual way of communicating electronic music, that is self-sufficient. the last experiment is a mostly homogeneous piece of work, a meditation, where the stylistic confusion seems less important than then musical statement that it represents.
for our first release of 2017 rnt welcomes hade! best known for his work on local talk and basic fingers, the cologne native delivers a symmetrical 2 sides of disco edit barnstormers and downtempo head-nodders. from the beefy kick drum thump of say what you wanna say and my thang, to the obscure yet memorable sample sources of jeep cherokee xj and range rover hse, this is one to get the party shaking!
local nyc boy eli escobar makes better than good on his debut release for rnt with a 4-tracker of secret heat from his personal arsenal! the ep bursts out of the gate with bullfight of love, blazes through the percussion heavy everybody, hits full stride with the reworked paradise garage staple the music, then lets us down nice and easy with seven eleven. pay your fare and take a ride on the nyc underground!
munich duo coeo joins the rnt family with a pack of reworks destined for dance floor greatness! heretofore known for deep house goodness on lets play house and toy tonics, the boys flex their edit muscles on these 4 tracks which range from the soulfully sublime like it is, to the disco house fury of long night ahead, to the best damn fela edit we ve ever heard
rnt is going back to the roots of their reserve series with rose cutz 2, a pack of burners and heaters from rose records honchos luvless and m.ono. each producer takes a side, delivering a little something for any time of night, from the up tempo stomp of eins a legge to the slow analogue pulse of file save as. a rose by any other name is still a banging record!
the secretive mfr collective delivers the party goods on this one, with a magical release that has both the perfect opening and closing tracks of the night! feeling about as familiar as a well-worn pair of bell-bottoms, gettin down builds on instrumental loops towards an uplifting vocal climax, while your love is saved takes us straight to disco church! throw in a beats dj tool for good measure, and we re going straight from the sewer to the skies!
rnt reinvents their ever-expanding catalog once again with this collection of remixes of mr. v s seminal early-aughts hip-house track somethin wit jazz. leading the charge is freerange/delusions of grandeur boss jimpster, with a duo of driving, percussion-laden deep house versions. session victim bring the signature quirky soul to their mix, while rnt regular planty herbs goes straight roller-disco!
rnt is back with a double-pack of disco delight from an unsung hero of the edit game, chicago s underdog edits aka leonard part sixx. with 4 tracks spread over 4 luxurious sides, sourcing material both familiar and obscure, this release is an education on how to craft the perfect extended dj version. limited release! pressed on 2 x 12 inch in a picture sleeve.
philly s home-grown edit kings superprince drop some serious brotherly love in their first outing for rnt. from the uptempo bounce of strong feeling, to the soulful boogie of down on bitter end and start again, to the chilled re-cut funk of up up to the sky, these 4 heaters are guaranteed to find a permanent home in any record bag
dutch disco dons kraak&smaak make their debut on razor-n-tape with a pair of boogie originals pressed to wax for the first time ever, featuring two remix gems from ben sun and tiger & woods! the soulful vibes run deep on way back home, with ben sun and t&w taking us to frankie and shepp town, respectively, on their mixes. and with its synthy uptempo disco stomp, seb s party rounds out this wonderfully varied 4-tracker perfectly.
it s moscow disco! russian selector extraordinaire arsenii makes his rnt debut with a 3 tracker of obscure and infinitely groovy edits. from the shaft in-outer-space drama of son of the son,to the proto-balearic lilt of jungle melody to the big band funk of fool like a child, arsenii demonstrates his skill at digging through and slicing up his ample record collection. a pretty yellow 10inch with a classic jazz library label design rounds this one out nicely!
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!
rnt co-head jkriv does it up royal here with a bit of old and a bit of new. on the a side the queen on her throne is one of j’s seminal reworks in all of its 8 min glory, and although names have been changed to protect the innocent, a bomb by any other name is still a bomb! on the flip, a lesser known west african 70’s jam is worked up into a raucous jazzy afro-house stomper in king mashie. plus there’s a the stripped down beats-n-synth-apella of queen’s beats, perfect for mixing with the og or played on its own!
the two dirty birdies from hageby are back with the back in the day ep! the title cut flips a classic brooklyn funk sample into a deep house burner, last night really gives it to us (baby), and estrelar showcases the groovy disco side of the wo. rounding out the ep is a daniel leseman remix that reworks the title track into a completely fresh production, bringing the deep dance floor heat for which the fouk member and outplay records co-boss is known. all killa no filla!
razor-n-tape welcomes chicago native chrissy into the disco fold with an ep that gets down and dirty in all the right places. as a journey through various underground dance sounds, this record covers some serious ground - from uptempo space disco, to slow-chugging 70s r&b, and even an official edit of a dance mania housey freak-fest on rag tyme s fix it man. jump on it!
now four releases in, razor-n-tape reserve continues to deliver the deepness with this ep from the netherlands junktion. although a relative upstart on the scene, junktion has been getting some serious heads nodding lately with releases on sleazy beats and outplay, and the hot & bothered ep continues to define his dusty and organic sound. from the summery ease of the title track, to the fresh take on the oft-sampled i m wishin to the discofied chugger fling cleaning followed by the slow-burning visions of you, this ep is a beautiful listen from beginning to end. and the kids are gonna dig it too.
late nite tuff guy is a new breed of disco vigilante, prowling the neon streets on a mission from god / david mancuso to reclaim the clubs and fuck shit up. the scandalous alter-ego of genuine techno legend hmc (known to his momma as cam bianchetti), late nite tuff guy (lntg) puts the acrimony in acronym, the oh in disco, the amp in camp and the dang in dangerous. his shit is controversial, but it doesnt stink.
peddling the most credible of disco edits – sexy and tasteful to a tight white tee – and accruing some serious acclaim from an illustrious roll call of heads in the know (including jeff mills, todd terje, richie hawtin, laurent garnier, ellen alien, steve lawler, carl cox, nic fanciulli, jackmaster, optimo and the don himself – sir greg wilson, who remixed lntgs one nite in a disco), the world is his and its about to blow up... 2015 pressing
scandinavian man of mystery tom of finland, once known as one of the most influential erotic visual artists of the 20th century, now shows his prowess for sexy edits on his first outing for razor-n-tape. a quartet of disco heaters, slow burners, and summer anthems comprise this tight little package, so assume the position cuz these 12 inches are going deep in ya!
rnt is turning 10 releases old with this special and varied ep from michael the lion. known recently for his work on soul clap records, michael flexes his edit skills on this one, flipping some funk on the a-side with any time, and serving up classic italo cheek with the don.the b-side erupts with the disco-house-bringer-downer get more and finishes smooth with a fresh take on a wellworn sample with 909s and herb, a coproduction with sammy bananas, of fool s gold record fame. this milestone record is a choice celebration of the quality that the rnt label has come to personify.
rnt and lovebirds, together at last, with a 12 inch ep that oozes summer from every groove! on the a side, the familiar erotic boogie grooves of funk so pretty tickle you in the purple place. on the flip, free sculpts an overlooked 80s jazz pop tune into a shimmering shuffling world beat masterpiece, and then we get down n dirty once again with donwanchooback. cop it and rock it. as ever its pressed on 180 g vinyl and hand stamped label
an ep almost 5 years in the making, these tracks from ron basejam (of crazy p) were some of the early inspiration for the launch of razor-n-tape and are finally getting their due on a slab of 180-gram wax! boogie flavors all around on these 3 rare digs, sporting a nice range of playable tempos, and all touched with rbs signature classy production approach. been heard in rons and rnt dj sets for years, and now they are all yours! pressed on 180g vinyl with hand stamped label.