nice price deal !!! chica vas is a brooklyn-based all female drum band. with anywhere from five to twenty-five musicians onstage, chica vas can feel like a dance party, a social group, or a tribal initiation, depending on the day, whichever, this is the kind of band that turns the audience into an instant party. pink stallone experienced this for himself at the infamous williamsburg fashion weekend, immediately initiating his own live recordings of chica vas at public assembly. these recording sessions have recently become a recent 7 inch on pink stallones generatto self-release label, and now a special series of remixes from under the shade.
a/jus/ted is the musical concept of veteran producer justin strauss and analog aficionado teddy stuart, better known as eddie mars. the pairs inaugural release comes in the form of a brighter light featuring the incandescent vocals of jeremy glenn for london based under the shade records.
just one touch has been a long time coming but it emerges as a classic ode to house past and present. porto based producer social disco club was sat on the track for two years before miss bee added her dusky vocals. frayed and taught with emotion, her voice works in harmony with the gritty analogue sounds that drive the track.
london based welshman chamboche returns to the label that launched him with the smoke screen ep. his unquantifiable sound swerves genre classification, hovering around house but with enough musicality to please the hardened disco head. swirling pads and a bubbling bass line set down the groove, while keys fall around horns and vocals to make the lead track a refined, uplifting work out. slowly unfolding, the track is hypnotic and absorbing, showcasing the style of a producer as able to work the mind as the hips. bicep toughen up the drums and work the arpeggio, stripping down the track and bringing the chicago influence higher in the mix. while the original subtly unfolds, their remix demands attention from the outset, building to a climax then recoiling for another bite at the cherry. thinking big, krl ramps up the intensity with a bright, kinetic reworking. aimed squarely at the peak time, he harnesses all of smoke screen’s most propulsive elements to really work the floor. tucked away on the b side is the expansive mind your mind. trademark chamboche percussion is woven around a blissful riff, swelling majestically to round off the ep in slo(w) burning euphoria.
alex and bill met 16 years ago when bill signed one of alex s first productions (is this the rhythm? by rhythmnvibe) to a new york label he was running. alex, whose father lives in the us, was a regular visitor to the states and they sent many happy hours together hanging out at the sound factory bar and comparing maw dubs. when bill returned to the uk in 1996, they had a few sessions together making house music, though neither of them can remember why they never finished anything or, indeed, what became of the tracks. fast forward a few years and they finally got back into the studio to make sweet music together under the moniker hotel motel. since then they have created a rich seam of work that some have already described as, like salvador dali with his pants down being fellated by deirdre barlow. few would disagree.
the catalog of pink stallone & joey washington singles continues with the arguable gem of their collaborative sessions, mine. the second daniele b & eddie mars co-production, mine exhibits the steady progression of the stallone sludge-funk thump, again fueled by gushing maturity and composure from washington vocals. eddie mars even delivers his own stunningly-authentic production of the stallone/washington sound, marking the first official mars rendition of pink stallone since his inception as a producer and member of the live group. with this comes two workouts by master of the deep the revenge who provides a stripped back timeless dub. one of those tracks that will still sound great in twenty years time. simple and effective with a hint of grandeur. finally wrapping things up are s.a.s (subb-an & adam shelton). following the bumping foot & mouth release earlier this summer we had to ask the boys to give there twist and they sure delivered. acid base and full throttle beats transform >mine< into a jacking dancefloor destroyer, be warned!
for his inaugural outing on under the shade, james johnston delivers a deep and heavy house workout with three original belters that all seem to evolve and grow from a slow sauntering groovers into mammoth club rumblers. slow in tempo but huge in delivery all teeter around the lower pace of the house spectrum but as james layers them up all become so crammed with content they bust out at the seems and drive home in splendid fashion. also included is a killer andy ash remix of >there is always time to change< that boosts the tempo and utilizes the underlying disco sample to devastating effect.
pink stallone has been labeled everything from house to disco to garage r&b, but this concept project can only truly be defined by unique personality. a collaboration between fresh-faced new jersey producer, daniele barbarosa, and seasoned newark vocalist joey washington, pink stallone tracks are often marked by a concoction of classic songwriting sensibility with curious yet tasteful new instrumental landscapes. dancing in time, the followup to their self-released sleazoid funk anthem the six, wanders off into a dreamy-house domain, marked especially by additional production efforts from vietcong discos eddie mars
argentinean disco delinquent toomy disco comes correct with his first ep for under the shade. static friction is a churning, plodding marauder, perfect for warming up the dancefloor. mario basanov picks up the pace flipping the track with plucky stabs and a tight beat whilst alphabet city draws out the track into a loopy hypnotic belter. finishing up with disco lights which wouldnt sound out of of place in giorgio moroder 80s film soundtrack
following the massive 12inch on traveller last year comes the debut release on under the shade from hotly tipped alphabet city. remixes come from eskimos due downtown party network and disco stalwart toby tobias. expect to see much more from this act in 2011 with remixes on international feel and a handful of choice edits all being released.
nice price deal !!! hotel motel is the project of legendary dj and book author bill brewster (>last night a dj saved my life<) and alex tepper - who produced under various names like liquid syndicate and rhythm n vybe before settling on a long term relationship with phil dockerty under the name futureshock ( junior boys/parlophon).
rising star chamboche (sam williams) turns out his 3rd release on under the shade. heading up the a side is a bumping old school remix from ny dream team runaway, whilst the original is a slow building rumbler, full of tension in all the right places. on the flip >the show must go on< gets a locked groove with the a huge baseline whilst remixer de jour moscow (matt waites) goes epic!
support from the revenge, tensnake, mugwump ...
fantastic, versatile package with an oldschool-house style piano jam by ilija rudman, an atmospheric, slightly acidic remix by mark e and an uptempo take by pete herbert powered by a nasty euro-disco bassline
with what might turn out to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, the massive what i might do by ben pearce is here. solomun, seth troxler, david august and jamie jones are all already on board with championing this slick combination of raspy soulful vocals and irresistible grooving deep house
bonar bradberry is a name you wont forget in a hurry. one of the new breed who marry the snappy energy of house with the weight of disco beats, his productions have recently piqued the interest of andrew weatherall among others.
nice price deal !!! back for more, brooklyn duo native underground drop the first under the shade release of 2012. remixes from alphabet city, ben pearce and the production half of native underground, son of sound
name in lights is a stockholm based trio made up of long time friends emir krkic, filip johnsson & david irigoyen. the name in lights sound is easily recognized, with influences from disco, acid & chicago house as well as kraut, punk & rock music. together with erik wikström, name in lights run scando-disco label feed, where they also released their first ep eld och lågor. for uts name in lights deliver two massive discotized house tracks, touch the sky (e track) & disco touchdown. the ep also features remixes from dr dunks & eddie mars which ties it all up into a must have 12 inch
following 2009s sizzler >caribbean girl< man of the moment mario basanov returns to under the shade for more heat! utilizing the sticky sweet vocal talents of miss bee >just think about< is a summer scorcher thatll have you reaching for the speedos! remixes come courtesy of art of tones, social disco club & mirror people and marios own dub mix
fernandos extensive discography is testament to his numerous releases under guises such as silver city, fernando, ciudad feliz, the spirals, and he is also a member of 20/20 soundsystem. his singles, remixes and albums have been released on some of the most prominent labels around including get physical, soma, 20/20 vision, redux, bearfunk and prins thomass internasjonals, to name a few.
the italian disco producer has previously appearing playing bass alongside the heels of love (tirk) but turns out a spectacular solo summer burner with sparkling vocals from miss bee. ray mang (dfa, noid) turns up the heat a notch delivering a slow pop groover that shuffles and slips through a well crafted boogie beat underpinned with a grinding baseline. already receiving early support from bill brewster and many of the usual disco mafia. lithuanian super produce mario basanov (future classics, under the shade) further enhances the summer vibe with a glistening and warm house rework. perfect for poolside antics. the original retains the growling bass line which seems to constantly build and build. miss bee (former outings alongside toby tobias) laces delicate vocal which juxtapose the track perfectly. last but my no means least is a dance floor bomb, courtesy of bonar bradberry (needwant, under the shade) who remixes the original panzerotti track into an epic that will shift even the most stubborn of head nodders
another bit of fantastic space disco by slowenian producer ichisan. comes with a acid drenched monster of a remix by off key hat and a super deep take by walter jones of dfa and westbound fame. heavy package for the open air season. summer bummer!
new project of super duo the revenge and harri ( resident of glasgows legendary sub club ).one cut in a early 80s boogie/ hip hop style while the flip harks back to the early 70ies psychedelic soul craze with a stomping soul disco cut a bit like the revenges planets on jisco music a while back ( but still going strong!). you cant go wrong with this
beautiful elegic mid-tempo boogie tune by toby tobias similar in the style to his excellent >this feeling< release on rekids. comes with a loose funky take from hyped off key hat (dissident, untracked). flip over for more peak time action: >highway 24< is a bubbly, synth heavy modern disco tune while >highway 1< takes it in a more oldschool acid-house direction.
stunning new package with a deep, melodic and belearic minded nu disco track by maria basanov and remixes from ilya santana (balihu), who adds some strings for that special kind of magic, nick cachona with a faster dubed out take aiming right at the floor and a italo funk rework by ichisan.
introducing the hells of love! two disco reprimands with an unhealthy penchant for slap bass, synths and drum machines. having both released singles under various guises, michele tessadri (fratelli riviera, bearfunk) and luca sapo saponaro (member of the love supreme project on tirk) decided two disco heads were better than one and headed to the studio to battle it out. the resulting cacophony of squelches and bleeps resulted in the third release on new fledgling jisco affiliated label under the shade.
finally after being a part of mark e s dj sets and very much in demand for a long time heres a much requested edit of one of the biggest tunes by the cool androgynous disco icon. it was already featured on marks resident advisor podcast and has received plays from gilles peterson on radio 1
following in the shadow of the jisco music reedit series comes a new home for original music. under the shade hopes to promote new and old talent groomed from the disco underground. first up is new boy chambochÚ growing up sandwiched between the coast and the valleys of coastal mid wales, nature was sams first love. this taste for the epic, organic passages has been fused with pop sensibilities from an 80s childhood to shape a unique musical outlook. regular dj appearances at nottinghams stealth combined with residencies at some of the most forward thinking electronic nights in the midlands saw him develop his taste for the groove. the hooks of producers such as todd terje, toby tobias, lindstrom and ?me soon began to take hold and turn his hand towards crafting slower, more melodic grooves. after completing a series of tracks, which caught the attention of gerd janson and mark e and then road tested with success at londons seminal plastic people û chambochÚ was signed to under the shade with a string of releases in the pipeline. with additonal strong remixes by production team of the moment the revenge and pete herbert this already got huge support from tim sweeney, gerd janson ( running back ) or the horse meat disco crew