GET CLOSER (TIGER&WOODS. GERD JANSON RMX. DJ OYSTER RMX)
12" Vinyl D18.12.17
here we are again! courtesy of valerie dore. numero due in the super sound singles series on running back continues on the re-issue/update tip of inexpensive records. big in the charts in 1985. the italian queen of romantic dance made her second single get closer a clairvoyant poem about… errr… life and love: when the world is running down get closer! think stonewashed jeans. endless summers on italian beaches. boats coming back to the shore. remixed by fellow country men tiger & woods. get closer gets sandblasted into our modern times and the necessary treatment to be the peak- and night time hug fest. it’s always supposed to be. add a run out tool by dj oyster and a gentle dj-friendly edit by gerd janson of the original to the billboard. and always remember: changing your spell can save you.
the third schatzi is the biggest one yet! six choice cuts of uncertain origin and vintage. just know they re the handiwork of a disco dynamo (or dynamos?) we know well. who s been around for a hot second. who is schatzi? what is schatzi? vinyl-only hand-stamped release. get it before its gone
always a rare treat when a ready-formed and devastatingly good project comes our way three emails and a delivery truck later. we re very happy to be lending a hand getting this one to good homes the world over no info to be had. other than a cleverly plotted out ouija of the label name. some very fetching old school purple master bag sleeves & three incredible cuts of secret origin via the mystifying oracle that is mutable.
lucky number seven for good company records is the o.g.ep. roza terenzi s cheekily-titled debut. three tracks of doof-approved club gear from the perth-born melbourne resident. plus a bonus sunday-morning-coming-up megamix from vancouver s jayda g. with a sound like windham hill gone hardcore. this record promises fans from black rock to berlin. after the driving. new age electro of opener the right zone. terenzi declares yeh yeh yeh with a bush-bashing jeep of a bassline. blasting roxanne shante as the posse pile out of the whip & into the function. later. higher place sparks the chalice for a pre-dawn dip into the spirit realm. sometime after that. designated driver (and freakout cult-leader) jayda g takes the wheel. pulling into the church car park with her deep in your soul remix. a piano house kick-on of all three roza terenzi originals. feels good. right?
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.
edit & dub unearth more unreleased gems! these are unbelievable takes of tee’s classic remixes with the music breaking down like never before. apparently direct from master tapes! lovers of joey negro & dimitri from paris should be very much into these. limited one-sider. dont sleep!
bordello a parigi has just returned from a fruitful expedition to russia to secure a four tracker from st petersburg synthesizer playboy kito jempere. super sax sounds is a rich and varied expression from an artist who has explored a spread of sounds during his career. the a-side is the product of one diverse machine. the yamaha qy-70. -bueller s dance- gets the show on the road with latin showband flare. the opener brims with cruising notes. crisp claps and smooth bass. a track guaranteed to put a smile on any face. moods change with the tear stained chords of -space commercial-. a superbly subtle work of joy and heartbreak. a colder wind permeates the flip as a cinematic and sinister element enters. toms and snares support the descending bars of -atmosphere-. a track where tropical dreams cloud into despair. those dreams are purged by -tomohawk-. a dark prowler who stalks with a maniacal glint and menacing intent. an audio feast care of kito jempere.
dj rocca s second outing on slow motion see s the italian disco-maestro take a dive deep into the bubbling waters of an undersea world that fizzes and pops with synthetic swagger. following his recent releases on codek and long time collaboration with daniele baldelli. moaning is four tracks of playful circuit-funk that will bring a smile to your face and swing to your feet.
brazilian master teddy mike presents his new album -on point-. 8 tracks 100% pure old school 80 s funk. fast-pace bass lines. sensuous melodies and sexy drum machines will delight all the funk freak heads around.
the end of the year is coming closer. but we ain t getting tired yet - a very warm welcome to slamb. tilman. enliven and dj psychiatre to our whyte series! from sleazy sample based rides to glimmering late nite anthems - it s all up in here.
300 x 12 inch / 180gr / hand stamped / vinyl only!
when bad people cook good food is a 4 tracker by chicagos dj jes (fresca recordings) & studio nova aka mazi namvar. both cuts are inventive disco cut-ups originally released in the 90s on afterhours but now remixed by smart bar dj garrett david & moza1k. pressed on blue colored vinyl and hand numbered!
décalé. is a fresh new label based in biarritz ( france ). décalé. focuses on reissuing worldwide -french speaking- music from the 80 s / 90 s. travelling into multiple genres : synth-pop . west indies . new beat . occitan folk . afrobeat . ... and taking taste in weird and obscure records. for it s first release . décalé. started with one of the most awaited french zouk ( in the ear of the beholder ) albums : nar chiveol – -esperance music wir-. originally released in 1988 on a private press in guadeloupe and the same year on west indies records in paris . -apocalypse now ho- is now a well known banger for diggers and décalé. wanted to show the whole album that is really surprising by crossing west indies genres. from disco west indies with -séance de nuit- and -spleen maria- . weird rumba funk with -fo nou pédalé- to early biguine inspiration with -separation kc-. to close this album . - apocalypse now - and - swingue zouk la - sounds like a revolution didn t yet happen in carraibean music.
the dark side mixes is a compilation of new official mixes by dj dark side (marcelo carreira) of 4 cold and post-punk super classics. including venerated cuts by eleven pond. silence gift. mecano and parade ground remixed and remastered for this occasion.... it arrives presented on 12″.. ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem.
having already earned his balearic stripes some time ago. as one of the resident djs at we love. at space in ibiza. ian blevins has since relocated to berlin. and has been immersing himself in the esoteric vibes of the city. on the strength of his latest ep on futureboogie. this is clearly a good thing. as the round trip ep is laden with the deep magical vibes that have also shaped his recent releases on labels like banoffe pies. not an animal records. blind jacks journey and esp institute. on round trip. an abundance of driving. arpeggiated synthesizers weave around sparse yet sturdy drumbeats. as thick pads rise and fall in dramatic fashion. panthera krause (permanent vacation/riotvan/lobster theremin) is on board for the remix of round trip. re-shaping the original into a merry. space organ led. tribal dance. with a splash of garage house vibes that soon become immersed in its own synth heaven. its a cracking remix from the leipzig based producer. on rolands rat. blevins keeps things tight with soaring strings. organ stabs a strolling bassline for a quality jam. whilst can you count my dream? is a dense. and cinematic slab of transcendental dance. an almost claustrophobic atmosphere only intensifies the drama and delivers the heat that seals this superb ep from blevins.
make believe disco. the energetic younger sibling in the sleazybeats family of labels. continues to provide quality modern club jams ! this time they welcome ouvrijster to the make believe disco fold. ouvrijster might be dutch for old spinster . but we re not dealing with some old hag with edm aspirations here. a fresh face from amsterdam s bustling scene is behind the moniker. making his debut on the label with a three-track affair that ticks all the right boxes: sample-heavy disco gear. dusty basement beatdown and some proper mahogany vibes make for a killer ep.
native new yorker son of sound aka henry maldonado returns to delusions of grandeur with another fine ep including two floor-friendly originals plus a stripped back remix from aroop roy. for those too young to have been buying records in the early 90’s henry was a key figure. involved in seminal releases on strictly rhythm as house 2 house. maxi records as deja vu and maw records as rhythm section. to say this guy has history is something of an understatement having made an important contribution to the first wave of deep house with productions dating right back to ’91. more recently he has created magic for jus ed’s underground quality. classic. razor n tape and local talk as well as establishing his own district30 imprint.
on the corner’s dj tool and eclectic favourite. versus is back for a second instalment. there are some familiar faces occupying this tasty wax and some new comers pushing the needle further-out on the corner. as 2015’s versus sold-out we d already acquired some fresh production talents and sent stems over to new and old friends alike. get your atlases out as we criss-cross the globe introducing you to artists from afar-afield as nairobi. manchester. pune. iringa. detroit. and south london.
harrison bdp aka harry webber is up next on the stamp edits series with two big hitters! the first. a housed up interpretation of a certain brazilian artist s early 80 s disco floor-filler. while the flip features a more subtle yet just as effective take on an american producers disco smash from the same era. two sure-fire party starters on one 12inch!
richard sadface was born during a midsummers nightmare on a rooftop in cologne. he did not become the fiddler on the roof because since his birth he suffered from severe fear of heights. richard sadface lead a lonely life. never did he become the dream of someone else. instead. the thought of him made others turn uncomfortably in their sleep. never could he claim to be the eyes or the mask of another. the others all looked away. richard sadface was a sad man. richard sadface by god. music by superpitcher.
following the success of last years playgroup ‘previously unreleased’ album and its critically-acclaimed run of nine weekly 12” vinyl eps. trevor jackson has compiled a second volume of 20 tracks (11 unheard and 9 previously vinyl only) released as a limited edition double cd and 6 track vinyl sampler on nov 3rd via yes wave records. the music featured is a collection of reworked demos and unreleased recordings. a hedonistic mix of raw disco. dub. funk. dancehall. electro. new wave & post punk that all still sound as relevant today as they did when initially recorded for the debut playgroup album during 1997 - 2001.
forevernevermore was originally released in 2000 and is the second full length on peacefrog from kenny dixon jnr. gathering together the best strands of moodymann s late- 90s tracks on kdj. forevernevermore re-interprets these rare and sought after gems twisting and blending them into a new mesmerizing and idiosyncratic stew which offers new insight into these now classic retro-disco funk tracks. containing unique and stone cold classics such as don’t you want my love. wednesday night people and the thief that stole my bad days. forevenevermore is perhaps kenny’s most soulful full length and the sheer emotive nature of these tracks and their relatively down-tempo beats make this album more of a reflective listening experience on par with sentimental albums such as marvin gaye s let s get it on and stevie wonder s talking book than traditional house music. limited stock available. so be quick!
mint condition - a reissue label focussed on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes. classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago. detroit and new york to london and beyond. mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! dig in.... 7th movement’s odyssey is one of those mythical beasts. a record that transcended scenes and genres. odyssey obviously spoke to dj’s effortlessly as it s a track that continually shows up in the mixes and playlists of a whole host of different people. new and old. including - derrick may. masters at work. mike huckaby. doc martin and more. it’s a simple. yet devastating record. dubbed out disco chopping funk of the highest calibre!
kapote is back with a new ep. the berlin based head of toy tonics. passionate vinyl digger and dj comes back with 3 new tracks. as always the kapotes music is hard to file under one genre. i hate clichees in dance music he says. my dj sets are never committed to just one style and so i want my eps to be more open than most dj records are.
the third release for la freund recordings comes from amsterdam resident beraber. consisting of four strong and diverse tracks and a jazzy. piano-heavy remix by chicago house legend vincent floyd. sun ritual works just as well in the club as it does at home. after working on hiphop and downtempo electronica under different aliases. this ep sees baris akardere venturing into up-tempo territories. marking the debut of his beraber moniker. all tracks were written and produced during the last two years. combining digital instruments like the korg m1 and yamaha dx7 with analog gear like the roland juno-6 and korg ms-10. kicking things off on the a-side is title track sun ritual. a positive and warm tune with lush chords and arpeggiated synths. after a surprising outro. it gets the remix treatment by deep house pioneer vincent floyd. who adds multiple layers to it and delivers a stunning. dreamy eight-minute take on the original. the flipside opens with ugly. a soulful club workout with a deep bassline. rolling drums with crisp hi-hats and a hypnotic melody. next up is introspect. a serious electro-tinged cut with heavy juno chords building up tension as the track evolves. rounding it up nicely. forest rain treats us to an intimate broken-beat affair laced with rhodes chords and field recordings from bali.
LA NOUVELLE EPOQUE (AUTARKIC. JAMIE PATO. FRED UND LUNA RMX)
12" Vinyl D08.12.17
the industry of dance music can be as soul-crushing as any other. those thrills and spills of late. loud nights come with a best-before expiry date. after which even the most seasoned selector-producer-scenemaker begins to wrinkle their nose. to have experienced it all over 15+ years and seek to see it unfold again through fresh eyes. what sort of lunatic would willingly put themselves through that? v would. so its a new character. but who was the mysterious v in a past life? make your own conclusions. a little digging will lead you toward the origin story. but sometimes the pleasure comes from the unknowing. opt to enjoy the silence. silence. however. is not the focal point for v. in fact. this new form is a way to discard baggage and revitalise the process of music making.
g-edits is back! more disco flavours. with a funked-up stomper on power and a straight-up no-frills edit on ichiban. dj support: disclosure. midland. black loops. jacques renault. richy ahmed. peter kruder. fred everything. mark farina. melon. bill brewster. moodymanc. terry farley. sacha robotti. roger sanchez. mj cole. speaking minds. james curd. doctor dru. death of the balcony. severino. terrence pearce. thris tian. boris dlugosch. lara behrenroth. slothboogie. krywald & farrer. tom trago. karizma. soul clap. jkriv. jozif. auntie flo. the pushamann. joyce muniz. till von sein. moon boots. charles webster. walker & royce. danny tenaglia. blonde ambition. mj cole. gideön. roger sanchez. aroop roy. kraak & smaak. rob da bank. eagles & butterflies. kiko navarro. the mekanism. eton messy
cheeky little nugget using elements from when the world is running down and voices inside my mind. getting spins from all corners of the dancefloor. dj support: a-trak. nicole moudabar. denney. doc martin. luca guerrieri. danny tenaglia. tony humphries. the magician. dj t. de la swing. paolo martini. dimitri from paris. henry saiz. hifi sean. horsemeat disco.
the uks best kept secret chocky returns to dessous recordings after the success of his first outing. the well received self knowledge ep. here we see the talented dj / producer drop four tracks via the playtime ep - yet more sublime house music for steve bugs imprint. ‘double dip is a chunky. stripped down vibe. reduced the vitals that will slay dancefloors - firing percussion over a shuffling groove and a cut-up vocal reminiscent of pepe bradock. ‘organism is a deep affair - spacy pads provide the counterbalance to the tough drum track. softening the edges but keeping the vibe high. ‘soul alive taps into chockys clear appreciation for the 90s. with a strong vocal. atmospheric strings and a loose yet crispy beat. ‘playtime (dub) brings the whole ep home with yet another stormer - beginning as a driving basement jam but then introducing an unexpected piano riff that flips the script and takes things in a welcome jazzy direction.
the first release on autodidact is a house flavoured ep by newcomer doyle johnson. on the a-side a small nod to chicago. while the b-side is filled with disco and hiphop influences. ready to keep dancefloors moving. autodidact is the second label roger gerressen is setting up through yydistribution. aiming to release projects from various friends. collabs and people he meets along the way.
laesh another newcomer to roots for bloom delivers a club ready three tracker with ripples of early sneak influences and robsoul-ish vibes. all three run on a similar tip relying on samples fresh and more well known alike but all three will do the job on the floors.
it s with two kisses and a hearty handshake that bordello a parigi welcome stalwart of electronic music: mr pauli. schooled on the west coast. this pivotal figure has worked extensively with likeminded visionaries to create iconic tracks as the novamen. matzo & pauli and sumerian fleet whilst producing his own unique works on labels like moustache and viewlexx. after such successes pauli returns as a solo producer. delivering to the bordello mansion two tracks of pure class. -at night- is big. bright and brilliant. hooks grip as soon as the needle lands. vintage vocoder lyrics. a particular favourite of this trailblazer. tell a tale of twilight romance while crisp beats snap and notes sail. the flip keeps the fires burning. synthlines are soaked in mediterranean sunshine. an italo disco influence coming to the fore. with lovelorn vocals used to balance this cheer-filled creation. golden sounds from a true pioneer.
first off. there s up and coming austrian producer demuja. who gives can you feel the love a super deep and funky treatment. brimmed with disco percussion. lush pads and a tight drum pattern. dimitri from paris & dj rocca pair up to deliver an erodiscotique dubstrumental of right now of the highest grandeur bouncy drums. detuned synth stabs. a tropical piano and thined out vocals while going crazy on the handclaps to full effect. nico lahs also takes on can you feel the love. building a classic sounding shuffling house beat around a cheeky string sample that really suits max voice. and really shimmers in the breaks. german combo volksfreude remix hard tons tessio with a full on dramatic house flavor. exploring max vocal in full around a plethora of soft synth strings and vivid acid sequences. v limited press with hand stamp label & sticker.
BAD LUCK / DONT LEAVE ME THIS WAY (TOM MOULTON MIXES)
12" Vinyl UK05.12.17
arold melvin & the blue notes were one of the most popular groups on gamble & huff s philadelphia international label. clocking up a number of hits in the mid 70 s. this release featuring two of their recordings. typify the cream of philadelphia international and sigma sound studios dominance of the mid 1970s dance-floor at the absolute height of their creativity and power. -bad luck- spent an unprecedented 11 weeks on the no.1 slot on billboard s u.s. dance chart in 1975 and has since become one of the biggest dance-floor staples ever recorded. on the flip we have the original full version of the classic -don t leave me this way-. both songs are mixed to perfection by tom moulton and both are state-of-the-art lessons in what exhilarating dance music is all about. fully remastered on limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl
tyrone davis was a hugely prolific blues & soul singer who was born in mississippi in 1937. he started his career as blues legend freddie king’s personal chauffeur and valet and cut a few soul 45’s that didn’t make too much noise at the time. a few years later things had turned around for young tyrone and he’d caught the ear of chicago music impresario carl davis who had just set up his own label - dakar records. having worked with legendary outfits including the chi-lites. bohannon. jackie wilson and many more. carl davis was exactly the link that tyrone needed to gain more exposure for his music. after a very successful career with dakar and almost 25 singles with the label across 7 years. tyrone signed to major columbia which is where. in 1978. this much sought after promo-only disco jammer came from. released in limited quantities and only available as a columbia white-label dj promo “get up (disco)” is a total mid-tempo burner. raw funked-out soul of the highest degree! true underground disco flavour here. one for the freaks. smooth. but heavy enough to cause some serious damage in the dance. featured here in it’s original promo 12- mix. untouched and backed with the equally dope “in the mood” from 1979. some of you will undoubtedly recognise “in the mood” as a jam that was heavily sampled by the beatnuts. faith evans. mc eiht. redman and more! this one’s a low slung. lights down lovers jam and the perfect foil to the a-side. two heavyweight jams on one 12”. remastered from the original source material and 100% legit. reissued with the full consent of sony / columbia records. essential for all disco / soul / funk fans.
following on from 2015’s “dreamatic” ep by fm attack is the belated next chapter in mothball’s ‘turbo’ series. dedicated to the best in contemporary synthwave. sellorekt / la dreams is one of the most prolific and consistent artists in the genre. with a musical oeuvre spanning more than 30 albums. this 6 track ep has been carefully selected to make a thematically cohesive and exhilarating listening experience with maximum replay value.
byron s ballads is a dance treat on the housey-ish vibe showing ceephax s melodic skills in full flow. citylink is a smooth house/disco track ideal for cruising the ocean highways and downtown boulevards. sneaker is a poundy 303 classic with an emotional melody which is simultaneously uplifting and melancholy. haliphax is based on ceephax s earlier -friend track- but has a nice camelot chord arrangement and disco finale that takes it to medieval heights. the hague is a simple upbeat house track with wintery strings and distant pianos over a throbby bassline.
jo wallace s house label. f*clr music is proud to release save me from the moscow studio of international dj/producer stan serkin. the north street crew (ashley beedle. darren morris & jo wallace) give a nod towards mr knuckles by adding a big slice of piano action from keyboard supremo. darren morris. the original mix. with its warm trumpet riff. is reminiscent of 80s herb alpert. and stan s mix of save me is an epic. soulful house track. dj support: ron trent. honey dijon. luke solomon. terry farle
we are proud to present sare s fourth album softmachine. it is a ten track synthesizer epic which takes us through multiple musical flavors of electronica. italo. dancefloor. disco and smooth soul pop. all threads are neatly bound up and unified by the common principles of smooth electronics. solid melody and slick song-writing. the album opens with the intro track and scene setter. dreamachine. it is a dystopian synth algorithm which is one part aural mindscape. one part electronic opus and one part sci-fi soundtrack. a perfect scene setter. everybody freak out bursts open the flood gates with a tide of funky swing. brash disco swagger and catchy lead lines. softmachine shows sare s finely honed song writing prowess with its lazy grooves. 80s sparkling synths and meandering robotized main vocal line. next the dancefloor calls with a peak-time disco vocal groover like you wanna do. it features a vocal from vaarka delivering a fine performance. multi-layered guitars. perky bass guitar and a pulsing groove power this track along. here comes that sound carries on the dancefloor vocal vein with its 4-4 beats. driving bass and sweet strings sitting perfectly alongside a multi vocalled chorused vocal from barbara grabar. kristina strasek and vanja dizdarevic. on the flipside things open with riot. sawtoothy synth waves and darting keyboard lines lead the way in this sci-fi sound track with a core of antagonism at its core. science of the beat follows with its stabby synth bass. rolling stabs and vocodered main lines. music and lies layers in sweet synth pads. melancholy meanderings and just a touch of forlorn sadness into its melodies. to round things off no chance to dance digs deep into the chic vibes with its percussive chop-guitar. on-the-beat bass guitar and swinging hand-clap disco beats. the album closes with the painfully optimistic perpetual rise. a metropolis meets vangelis like analog synthesizer masterclass
if you like the frittes you will certainly love the bigges. for this initial imprint release you will be discovering the corpulent and charismatic mysterious duo of bigges dj’s. four jams aimed at that silja line dance floor where pugh rogefeldt and tommy körberg had their infamous parties. forget all about your everyday troubles with ”in around”. do you recycling to ”turnin me on”. do the hustle to ”love 4 sale” and don’t forget ”humala” while you are standing in line to systembolaget. this carb-exploded release will most likely urge you to buy that second dip for your mashed potatoes (or mosbricka). so fatten up and get down with the sauciest jams since the skrovmål.
dusk & dawn is private agenda s most conceptual work to date. sat at a grand piano. the pair composed two nocturnes over the course of twelve moonlit hours. chronicling the allure and mystique of the night. building on an emotive pop foundation. developed over releases on international feel and their own nightshift imprint. dusk & dawn is a deeper sonic exploration that pays closer attention to ambience and sound design. dusk is an enchanting take on new wave pop. referencing talk talk and early simple minds. a drum machine beats a half-time groove while a dusty but characterful synthesizer pulls the track towards it s cathartic dream-pop apex. dawn draws on contemporaries like imaginary softwoods and croatian amor. bringing the listener down to earth into lucidity. beautiful arpeggios soar over reverse guitars. wistful lyricism is coupled with detailed ambience. a blissful meditation to ease you into the day. remixes come from faze action. ron basejam and ian blevins who all add their deft to touch to dawn and offer up flavors from different corners of the dance floor to this adriatic / balearic influenced piece of music.