well. where do we start with deep inside ? originally released in the golden nyc house era of 1993. this 5 tracker literally smashed everything in sight. and still does now! the epitome of an evergreen. all-time classic release. masters at work louie vega and kenny dope were on a major roll in this era. producing. remixing. dj-ing and everything in-between. these guys put in ridiculous work. they are joined on this ep by a roll-call of names and collaborators. erick morillo engineering the title track? check. maurice joshua on co-production duties? you got it. vocals by ms. barbara tucker? they re there. killer. rock hard drums? stacks of soul? masterfully chopped up disco samples? all present. serious stuff. sometimes a record just manages to capture and distill the true essence of what this is all about and deep inside is one such record. it bears all the hallmarks of golden era maw. all the signposts of what was happening in nyc s clubs in the early to mid 90 s were there within it s grooves. you know a record is good when it s still being. quite literally. hammered nearly 25 years later! now. remastered. and reissued with the full involvement of strictly rhythm this seminal piece of nyc house history is made available again with all original. full sleeve artwork intact as per the 1993 original. this one s a straight up essential for any self-respecting dance aficionado. you know what to do!
pressed on the classic lt records centres. nice archive traxx vol. 1 is a lesson in raw. hissing house from the concrete resident and one of france’s finest new talents.
stronger than me has been bothering mixes & radio for a good year now and takes pride of place on the a1. skipped snares. wailing sax and clear vocal hits slot together around an ny house core. you don’t really want me heats up the production just that bit more on the grill and adds in some serious chi-town acidic flavour. 303’s running riot from the midway.
on the b. raw thoughts takes a similarly blown-out production sensibility and drives it straight into laid-back electro territory. elements of boogie spliced with sultry synth soloing and glacial pad ripples. ice cream parlour chill jams.
rounding out the ep are acid city - a soulful deep house number overrun with grumpy. growling acid lines - and hyper beat-snippet you do - a breaks-y beat track showcasing the other side of sweely’s enormous talent. proper dredgin’ beats from the raw!
for us (rubadub that is). hank jackson has been behind some of the most inventive techno to have left nyc in recent years. releasing music on his compadre anthony naples label. proibito and mister saturday night. if you re after a twisted nyc take on classic chain reaction and monolake. then this is strongly tipped.
the second release on feelings worldwide comes courtesy of mysterious dj / producer keith lorraine. the cloaked producer invites us into his acid tinged mind for two pieces of club ready power.
live saxophone provided courtesy of caspar sutton-jones kicks off the a side taking us on a boogie expedition channeling the early 90s french filter house boom. the contrasting b side builds soothingly to that e-come up moment with some fat 2nd-gen detroit bass vibes to pull us out again.
two jovonn remixes finish the record as the legendary nyc producer dishes out two takes on the a side. revival. the a2 provides us a dance floor thumper stacked with jovonn’s signature deepness and 2-step shuffles whilst the b2 treats us with the perfect tool to build up to another drop frenzy in the dance.
the power dancers return with their post album 4th installment. this psychedelic post punk inspired escapade sends out love lasers to all those we have loved and lost along the way. most notably the weird and wonderful adam goldstone. two brand new versions previously unavailable on the lp and a magical a capella that will set a mood for the mind ... powerdancers unite.
code 718 aka iconic nyc dj danny tenaglia dropped this e2-e4 riffing classic back in the mists of 1992. manuel göttsching s original track would have been a staple of nyc clubs back then and would have featured in the warm up sets of jocks like tenaglia who favoured the longer. deeper sets as well as on the play-lists of institutional night-spots such as the loft and the garage. the track s influence on a whole era of dj s and producers that followed is immeasurable and across 3 sublime mixes tenaglia distills the magic of the original into something totally nyc and club-friendly without losing any of the göttsching magic. even managing to sprinkle a little grace jones in the mix with her fabulous i floated on a cloud vocal sample liberally applied. equinox takes us on a trip that is emotive. uplifting and warm. this is how house music is meant to sound. respectfully steeped in what preceded it yet moving forward in a fresh direction. another example of how on the money strictly rhythm were in their early days. classic after classic rolled out of the labels offices and us. the record buying legions. were / are better off for it! this one s a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster. featuring all 3 mixes. unedited. as per the original release way back when. do not sleep.
THE DUB I LOST EP2 (LARRY HEARD. ZEPHERIN SAINT & ORAL DEEP REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK12.12.17
you go through your collection
and discover a gem you forgot about
you hear a track that transports you back
to a moment in time
you stumble across a track
you didn’t know you loved
the dub i lost is a compilation mixed and compiled by zepherin saint. founder of tribe records. and from it come 2 separate vinyl releases – tribev10 and tribev11 – that see house music royalty join tribe mainstays to create house music dubs. drenched in soul and rich in organic instrumentation.
tribev11 features tracks by sai & ribatone. alex finkin/vanina and oral deep remixed by the legendary larry heard and zepherin saint and oral deep respectively.
finally a fresh mcde is announced! new one from long time deep house/broken producer. pablo valentino... . its been four years since label co-founder pablo valentino became a daddy. and almost as old is the idea of him releasing a record on our imprint. so what makes more sense than to dedicate this record to hugo-joão. his son? on -my son s smile- we can hear a recording of hugo-joão s laughter over a mellow. summery house track that has been a big favorite of danilo over the years. with a little help from lyon producer patchworks. who played bass on the track. valentino pulls off one of his most sophisticated productions yet.
all the beats. tracks. and harmonies that vega records release have a story behind them. “union dance (louie vega remix) - dj clock featuring madame-x’s” begins where most great things do as far as we are concerned.... under a mirror ball in a dark club! one night. (well really early morning to be honest) while louie vega was vibbing in the booth. listening to timmy regisford work it out for a packed nyc dance floor a wild beat caught his ear. as louie looked over and saw the crowd confirm exactly what he felt he turned to timmy with a smile and said “that beat is hot. let me get that”. and from that moment union dance’s story began with louie vega.
trained multi-genre dancer. dj. producer. mc and pure force of energy: meet william djoko. the latest talent from one of house music s foremost cities. amsterdam. djoko s effervescent performances and eclectic musical melange of disco. tech. afro. leftfield and straight up house first earned him a name in his native stomping grounds at places like trouw and are now propelling him onto the international dj circuit with slots at london s printworks and elrow town. circoloco in ibiza and concrete in paris among others. cutting his production teeth in the late zeros on amsterdam imprint thirtyonetwenty. william has gone on to release tracks on rush hour. mobilee. tuskegee and. most notably. tom trago s voyage direct label. as well as delivering remixes for the likes of darius syrossian and anja schneider. omg. william s quirky. colourful debut for strictly features vocals from jazz man camilo and remixes from the original king of new york house. todd terry. the todd terry in house mix is exclusive to the vinyl release.
first release on his new home mad recordings is by ortella. as an engaged manifesto. music is my shelter is a statement in a pure garage house classic style. 3 versions of the same hit flavored with some mad rhodes by françois a.
ortella. -the king of clubbing in lyon- is back with a new record label. merging all the projects they starts with his partner kaïs in one unique home. mad recordings. the first release on the platform is by the french man himself. served as an engaged manifesto. music is my shelter is a statement for all the house producers around the world. talking about the years of struggle. the faith in the music as an art and the joy to see one day dreams comes true. no surprise about the style. it s a pure garage house ep released in the old style way. with 3 versions of the same hit! original de luxe is a classic extended cut. club friendly. rich of flavor with flying and crying rhodes keyboards by the talented françois a. an anthem that transports you to a time where house music was a religion and clubs were churches. intro de luxe version is a shortened version. perfect to starts a night with the right mood without announcing too much. just enough to warm-up the dance floor with some emotion. dub de luxe is for more modern purists. putting aside for a short period the piano rolls and focusing on what ortella do the best. percussive drums with no compromise. made for releasing the energy level straight from dancers to the floor.
during the mid-80s and early 90s movin’ records defined the new jersey sound. a skate-shop-turned-record-store run by the so-called “fairy godmother of house” abigail adams. movin’s first output was ‘i’ve got the music’ by boyd jarvis in 1987. followed by music from game changers blaze. kerri chandler. tony humphries and smack. straight up “jersey jams” that producers are still attempting to replicate to this day. still the movin’ records catalogue throws up gems that sound super fresh along with plenty of lightbulb moments of musical discovery.
for the most part movin’ records focused on soulful vocal tracks but they peppered a few deeper tracks into the catalogue too. this is one of those releases and one of the rarer titles to find from the label. produced by steve kelly and steve ‘lucky’ benson as 3 a.m.. this was the only single under that group name. although they were involved in other productions from new jersey. deep chords. a heavy kick and a low-end bass form the backing for the repeated vocal line “i love this place”. the ‘place of worship’ mix brings an uplifting piano line to the forefront. whilst an organ line jams out through the track with a jazzy walking bassline holding the groove together.
nick the record is one of the uk s most respected record dealers as well as a highly gifted dj of the underground disco. afro. soul. funk and house scene since the early 90s. for those who don t know he was 1/2 of soul ascendants that released some serious fela inspired house on nuphonic records in the late 90 s. he s currently enjoying a well deserved hype due to his heavy compilations on z records and various remixes. for his first release on gamm he goes all disco with two big reworks that are sure to get the heads moving. lifeforce theme is a tribute to the japan collective where he was resident dj for over 20 years. recordnition is a heavy percussion n philly disco burner that got that deep nyc disco feel all over it. nick definitely got the records.
RUNNING BACK MASTERMIX BY TONY HUMPHRIES (2LP+POSTER+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl+mp3 D18.09.17
running back will mark its fifteenth anniversary with the release of its first label compilation. the running back mastermix. in september. as befitting the celebration of a landmark year in the life of gerd jansonÆs widely adored imprint. janson has invited one of house musicÆs original & greatest proponents of the mastermix. nycÆs tony humphries. to curate and mix the cd & digital editions of the compilation. accompanied by an unmixed double-lp which features a handful of the compilations rare & exclusive cuts. the mastermix is a timely reminder of what has made running back endure and remain at the top of many house music fansÆ favourite label lists for over a decade. beginning with todd terjeÆs blockbuster æragyshÆ and traversing tracks from across the labelÆs history. it includes contributions from long time label regulars alongside more recent additions and reminders of some of rbÆs best reissues. label mainstays tiger & woods. matthew styles. redshape and leon vynehall all appear. alongside mr g. paul woolford and recent breakthrough artists shan. jex and roy camanchero. tiger & woodsÆs ædonÆt hesitateÆ appears on vinyl for the first time. while the dixon edit of precious systemÆs anthem æthe voice from planet loveÆ will be available on wax again after only appearing on a super limited 12″.... run the first time around. the choice of tony humphries to mix the compilation is a significant one.
mothball record continue to branch out from their italo-disco roots while staying true to a high quality of unique and obscure music. this latest release is a collection of 90s rave and hardcore inspired tracks with an unmistakable euphoric/melancholic dutch flavor from mysterious producer ruud jansen. no less than six strong and diverse tracks provide options for all occasions. from home listening to techno parade.
supported by : gerd. se62. fabio monesi. anil aras. dj steaw. inner sense. samann. dj caspa. owain 124. dj rampage. dj maddjazz. manooz...
the mlh crew brings house music tracks based on raw rhythms. infectious stabs and hard hitting grooves. written somewhere between chicago. new york. london. berlin and paris. after their first solo ep. mlh bring back the 90 s new york vibe with two veterans of this sound : the dat project aka william rosario and transitive elements aka enrico mantini.
FANTASY (SHELTER DJ MIX) / CANT HIDE LOVE (MAW ALBUM MIX)
12" Vinyl UK29.09.17
earth. wind & fire are obviously one of the greatest bands of all-time and both of these remixes are works of art in their own right. on the a side we have the much in-demand blaze shelter remix of -fantasy- which stretches this classic to 8.55 and finishes with an unbelievable phillip bailey acappella. as though that wasn t enough we ve put the much sought-after masters at work remix of -can t hide love- - a staple records since its debut in 2002.
new york and chicago collide on a one sided stone cold summer jam ! made for dj s to play and dancers to dance to !
dj support bambounou. spencer parker. ryan elliott & omar s...blowing up at panorama bar!
import vinyl only release.
nyc s finest dj spinna makes his long overdue debut on gamm with a supa soulful two track ep where he selected two of his personal 80 s jams to refreak for club use. vesta williams classic 80 s r&b cut gets that classic spinna =house touch and manhattan transfer s slo-jam gets a full deep house transformation. nyc house for the soul heads!
frankfurt super-talent luz1e finally makes her vinyl debut on lobster import label ugongetit. huge stomping 90’s house traxx from the raw. life-affirming vocals. crunchy drums and speed jams on the flip.
the a-side channels sweet soothing vocals over a clattering. percussive drum underlay. whilst the flip eschews the sweet-as-a-nut vox for hi tempos and crispy mpc hammer-time. absolute fiyah straight from the heart of frankfurt & proper hatchback bizz for hazy summer days.
nyc s disco powerhouse west end records should need no intro. the home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. the label started by one mel cheren (rip) with assistance from larry levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it s catalogue constantly being played. rediscovered. reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers. the west end story vol. 4 is an essential overview of this most iconic of labels and some of it s more under the radar output. following on it s from it s predecessor the quality bar is obviously set extremely high. one only has to look over the tracklist to see the names and titles that are included! rare and overlooked cuts from taana gardner. sparque. forrrce. inez brooks and more make up 4 joyous sides of essential forward looking post disco classics - we re talking late 70 s. early 80 s. synths. mega overdubs. left-field arrangements and anything and everything in-between. a truly golden era of dance music history. names like tom moulton. francois k. tee scott and more make up some of the talent featured on this flawless selection of goodies. oh. and for the record (no pun intended) these are all the extended mixes. 12- versions and special cuts. all killer - no filler! all tracks featured re-mastered. re-pressed and re-released with the permission of and in conjunction with west end records. new york city / bmg.
raw elements. back 2 basic six is the second re-issue which will be released on flash forward licensed from final cut records ! killer tracks with strong bass and sax riff. another past and future classic!
raw elements. back 2 basic six is the second re-issue which will be released on flash forward licensed from final cut records ! killer tracks with strong bass and sax riff. another past and future classic!
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.
what is there to say about the difference ? this is how it should be done - deep. with soul and conveying a message. house music doesn t get any realer. any purer. logic. a collaborative effort between wayne gardiner. roger sanchez. vivian sessoms and eddie maduro unleashed this monolithic slab of music on the world in 1990. truly streets ahead this record helped carve a new sound. a new feeling in dance music. oozing with human emotion and feeling the difference is one of those records that honestly warrants the title of classic . it s b side i got somethin is a slinky. late night groove that recalls smoky. sweaty dance-floors and is all the better for it. this is the real deal for real. yet another solid. essential release from the mighty strictly rhythm vaults. sounding as important. fresh and incredible as it did on it s initial release. house music history brought back into view for lucky ears and feet in 2017. the difference has been skilfully remastered from all original master sources and fully licensed and reissued officially for 2017.
early 90s warehouse find featuring classic ny garage. disco & boogie + a dj tool. this amazing ep starts off with aftershocks slave to the vibe followed by keep on movin remix by deodato. on the flip we have the sound of music by dayton and to end we have set it out by midway (accap) house edits
dj rocca & hard ton on the magic number 12. a homage to the get down. jack & boogie - you ve got the choice. to sweat and wet in new york - chicago - berlin - soho or wherever it is. you re with the spirit of fnm guiding you to shake the fl oor like it s hotmix 5. with two mains on the supersound 12- vinyl. the whole ep comes along with 4 more tracks and mixes to download. including -will you be mine- together with the enzo elia house classic remix. including 2 more bonus remixes by fnm and sabatini written and produced by luca roccatagliati. mauro copeta. massimo bastasi. mixed by luca roccatagliati at marslife studio. reggio emilia. italy hotmix 5 tribute dub by fnm (filippo naughty moscatello) mixed at blackhead studios. berlin. mastering and cut: by mike grinser. manmade mastering. berlin executive production marion & alberto sabatini & handle with care. berlin
quantize recordings is excited about the latest release from the incomparable susu bobien. help is on the way. produced and written by dewey cioffi and bj nelson. this creative tribute to jesus christ is second to nothing else. once you ve heard susu s vocals on this recording. you will be amazed. this package features the dynamic production skills of earl tutu and john khan. earl s beautifully laid keys are the perfect complement to john s driving drums. add the mixing talents of dj spen. and you ve got their original and inspiration information mixes that are simply irresistible! if that isn t enough. thommy davis lends his extraordinary talents to this project resulting in the gospel-driven rescue remixes. these mixes rock straight down the aisle and contain all the elements needed to make dance floors explode with energy!
mr. frankie knuckles - this time operating under his night writers alias. we re not sure too much needs to be said about this one. it s all here really. that classic knuckles deep touch. the musicality. the vibe... ricky dillard s vocals encapsulating that feeling when the music takes over. pure abandon. the pairing of these two talents results in what would eventually become a bona-fide house classic.
the powerdancers also known as the legion of boogie down have slowly begun to infiltrate the discos firing their brain gun in all different directions. from their opening gambit. the self titled power dance. to the bohannon like groove of muscle groove. to the enticing left field party anthem that is safe and happy place. the lost art of getting down is the main feature. the powerdancers take all that they have learned and invite you to come and have one massive get down. from future funk. to acid house. to disco. the legion of boogie down cover it all with one main message. dance and let go. this is a world where there is nothing but music and dancing. long live the legion of boogie down
dan curtin s name has long been associated with future looking techno. machine music oozing with soul and emotion. he has released on many seminal labels throughout his career and left an indelible mark on contemporary electronic music. alive / cascade is perhaps a lesser known entry into curtin s catalogue. released on strictly in 1994 and is almost the perfect synthesis of nyc deep house and detroit techno. a true slept on gem of a record. the music contained within the grooves of this record defy any sort of time frame. it s almost hard to believe it s over 20+ years old. a truly beautiful record. alive / cascade is a must for all electronic music lovers and will undoubtedly continue to be played and enjoyed for the next 20+ years ahead. astounding stuff and yet another example of the wide reaching ears and minds operating strictly rhythm during this golden period.
hot off the heels of his latest release on dirtybird and ahead of a ten date us tour. toolroom favourite weiss is back with the next edition in his weiss city vinyl series with weiss city vol 4. with sell-out self-branded shows all over the world under his weiss city guise. weiss continues to go from strength to strength on the underground house circuit. racking up more and more fans and creating more dance floor anthems along the way. kicking things off on the a-side is his latest weapon. you better run . which offers that signature weiss sound with a serious chunky and funky groove accompanied with a retro vocal and tough. classic sounding pianos. the dub mix sees weiss lay down a tougher and darker take on the original with additional trippy synth patterns. this is one for the more forward-thinking floors. the b-side sees weiss team up with label favourite harry romero with the contagious. chunky. groover. let me show ya and rounding off the package is feel for me with its funky. infectious baseline and hooky vocals. four essential slices of dance floor mayhem from one of toolroom s main men. not to be missed!
paper recording are back on vinyl with a fantastic debut 12- from italian duo soundersons. who have come up through the underground bologna house scene. can t get enough is a deep electro-funk slice of nu disco with diana g on vocals. it s got 80s synths and squelches. vocal hooks a plenty. clonking percussion. rhodes and that metro area / tom tom club vibe. parts i and ii are split in to vocal and instrumental over one side on continuous play for maximum dance floor action. on the flip. the mighty dj spinna brings his a game with a deep nyc take that is underground house at it s best. he uses synths. arps and the vocal to slowly build the remix that hits it s peak at the end. finally education finished things off with a raw disco cut up that hits the floor running and keeps going full pelt. one for the dancers.
parisian dj and producer kiddy smile embodies the lifeblood of house music past and present. his music flashes with nostalgia for those mid-80s new york basements where house music first came alive. ‘teardrops in the box’ pulses with the intoxicating energy of a ball in kiddy’s native paris. with its deep-rooted traditions but its intensely forward-focussing culture. following up on his fearsome debut ‘let a b!tch know’ on defected. kiddy smile has deployed the well-established remixing capabilities of mystic bill. a house champion from the underground schools of detroit and chicago. his ‘jersey dub’ eases back on the tempo for a syncopated strut to the garden state. while the ‘vocal mix’ is a bulkier prospect. emphasising kiddy’s growling vocal with some serious attitude bass. finally. his vinyl-exclusive ‘acid mix’ is specifically designed for getting twisted on dark. underground floors. cowbell and raw synths give ‘teardrops in the box’ unadulterated dancefloor credentials but this is more than a club record. the layers to this track run deep.
nyc s disco powerhouse west end records should need no intro. the home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. the label started by one mel cheren (rip) with assistance from larry levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it s catalogue constantly being played. rediscovered. reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers. the west end story vol. 2 is an essential overview of this most iconic of labels. following on it s from it s predecessor the quality bar is obviously set extremely high. one only has to look over the tracklist to see the names and titles that are included! cuts from loose joints. taana gardner. barbara mason. stone. raw silk and more make up 4 joyous sides of essential forward looking post disco classics - we re talking late 70 s. early 80 s. synths. mega overdubs. left-field arrangements and anything and everything in-between. a truly golden era of dance music history. names like arthur russell. kenton nix. walter gibbons and more make up some of the talent featured on this flawless selection of goodies. oh. and for the record (no pun intended) these are all the extended mixes. 12- versions and special cuts. all killer - no filler! all tracks featured re-mastered. re-pressed and re-released with the permission of and in conjunction with west end records. new york city / bmg
blow ya… blow… blow ya… i m gonna… for their second release and first reissue. kalahari oyster cult pay tribute to a highly influential label of the 90s: music station. over five versions of blow it up. tapp brings the ghetto back in the house and the vibe is second to none. classic!
4 TO THE FLOOR PRES. SUB URBAN RECORDS (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK23.05.17
4 to the floor presents sub-urban records documents the output of this true underground champion. based in new york. sub-urban records was arguably the best and most consistent american garage and vocal house label there was. co-founded by the mighty tommy musto under northcott productions. tommy had his hand in much of the musical output from the label. and in turn this double-pack 12inch collection. documenting sub-urbans legacy. the album also features tracks and remixes from artists including mike dunn. sandy rivera. and matthias heilbronn. the spunky free me brings together dennis ferrers co-production with a remix by kerri chandler. whilst the basement boys add their characteristic groove to next phases piece of mind. 4 to the floor presents sub-urban records is part of the 4 to the floor series. lovingly selected and compiled by luke solomon. 4 to the floor will also delve into the movin records. fourth floor. faya combo. soulfuric and slip ‘n’ slide catalogues. digging for those lightbulb moments of musical discovery. fulfilling his role as your friendly record shop assistant. luke’s 4 to the floor series comes correct with brand new vinyl lp collections and digital albums from these now legendary house labels. plus official label merch to accompany all of the releases. for that full rack-raiding experience. 4 to the floor is very much about selecting music that has stood the test of time from each and every one of the labels. it will be a celebration of house music history. – luke solomon
jvxta steps up to the plate fresh from his outing with bokhari’s swamp tape series to open the record with dream. an atmospheric and jazzy number. utilising a soulful vocal to construct a cut that is suggestive of a modern day nu groove release. a2 takes it to lusher territory with lucia with swinging hats floating atop cascading rhodes and synth trills. while the flip side delivers a more ominous affair. dark chords ride along the classic. murky garage of midnight. finally leading to the driving drum workouts of zapata’s legitimate - perfect peaktime material.
grammy winning nyc disco and house legend louie vega has decades upon decades in the recording studio and dj game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time it s safe to say the original he knows exactly what he s doing when it comes to this music thing! pair louie with the legendary king street sounds label and you re having a party! this is exactly what happened in 2007 when the label asked him to contribute to their legendary mix the vibe series where top flight selectors like louie get to dig deep and produce a fresh dj mix for the label. now. you know the quality control is going to be sky-high on a project like this and this limited dj sampler featuring tracks from the compilation proves just that! featuring tracks and exclusive mixes from the likes of kerri chandler. blaze and some of louie s own productions this ep more than deserves a place on your record shelf or in your dj bag! all featured tracks have been fully licensed from king street. remastered and reissued with %100 involvement from the label. essential house music for the seasoned heads and neophytes alike!
when armand van helden pronounced todd invented the game. the rest of us are just playing it he articulated a feeling that had existed in the house music community ever since todd terry became the toast of the dancefloor with a brash. brand new sound that combined the rhythms of house with the attitude of hip hop. those early productions. struck through with raw energy. low-fi production and heavily manipulated samples set the tone to come for new york house and in the process. propelled todd to one of the first internationally known dj/producers
like sneaking an extra scoop (or two) of ice cream for dessert. what do you do when you know somethings bad for you. but its vice-like nature makes it all the more irresistible? vega records explores this conundrum in its latest release. cant let you go by the late. great loleatta holloway.
talk about the legends of house and kenny dope gonzalez holds one of the undisputed seats in the gallery. since breaking out of brooklyn as new york house began to dominate the 1990s the dope man rose to the very top with masters at work. gaining a peerless reputation as beatmaker. producer and dj. originally brought to strictly rhythm as a teenager by todd terry. he became one of the key producers in forging the strictly sound through releases by the untouchables and total kaos. and his work with louie vega on the sole fusion and hardrive projects. back home at strictly with a fresh new production (for the first time since 1999). kenny teams up with another legend of house. roland clark (aka south st player) for talk dirty. a rumbustious. risque excursion that sees clark delivering one of his trademark monologues over kenny s perfect beats. it s a fitting sound for the 900 number the landmark nine hundredth single released on strictly rhythm
rawax prouldy welcomes marcel fritz aka plasmik to the family! after releasing music for imprints like crosstown rebels. connaisseur recordings or hyparclour it s now time for the 60hz massage ep on housewax. more to come!
a carefully crafted recreation of the 1987 pressing. featuring taana gardner. sparque. shirley lites. raw silk. michelle. sybil thomas. stone and brenda taylor this eight track compilation of full length history making classics showcases just some of the highlights from the legendary west end catalogue. as sparque says.... lets go dancin .
nyc disco and house legend danny krivit has 45 years in the dj game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time it s safe to say the original mr.k knows exactly what he s doing when it comes to this dj thing! pair danny with his long time collaborators and family king street sounds and you re having a party! this is exactly what happened in 2001 when the label asked him to contribute to their legendary mix the vibe series where top flight selectors like danny get to dig deep and produce a fresh dj mix for the label. now. you know the quality control is going to be sky-high on a project like this and this limited dj sampler featuring tracks from the compilation proves just that! featuring tracks and exclusive mixes from the likes of kerri chandler. blaze. chez damier and ron trent this ep more than deserves a place on your record shelf or in your dj bag! all featured tracks have been fully licensed from king street. remastered and reissued with %100 involvement from the label. essential house music for the seasoned heads and neophytes alike!
groovin recordings is proud to repress another masterpiece of the blaze duo. kevin hedge and josh milan. here under the black rascals alias. in 1993 they released only few singles that still represent a landmark in the early 90 s deep-house scene. after the repress of their first single. “keeping my mind”. now it s time for “so in love”. featuring the legend cassioware on vocals
next up on tomorrow is now. kid! is an ep from rutilance recordings owner. dj steaw. the french artist crafted four sturdy tracks on this fresh ep. it is a perfect blend between chicago and new york house. with a big splash of acid throughout the disc. the hypnotising percussion and grimy sounds take you to new. unforeseen places. keywords for best describing this 12inch are. beyond any doubt. deep and vigorous. enjoy these four definite killers in the club.
the legion of boogie down return with episode 3. accompanied with a video . a safe and happy place is one of the signature songs taken from the forthcoming album “the lost art of getting down.” it features the vocal talents of nick maurer and fi mcclusky and follows the theme of taking dance music back to it’s roots. dance music to escape to. a brand new extended version with part 2 on the flip that carries on the chicago journey. come hang with the family at their safe and happy place.
madhouse number 2 sees kerri dropping his 4 track panic ep on us. released in 1992 the whole record sounds amazing today - as fresh as ever! driving. funky. stripped back and with that trademark kc drum programming get on up kicks things off with an intoxicating mix of all the above and some loopy. dubbed out sax.. this one is pure heads down late night business! insomnia again utilises some choice samples the eagle eared among you will no doubt spot. paired with epic piano stabs and a cavernous kick-drum. slamming! flip the record over for something wrong . a solid grooving. gospel-esque monster that hits hard. classic! finishing out the ep is the amazing love is over . undoubtedly inspired by the garage and zanzibar with it s nod to some classic cult killer disco jams that form the basis of the track. looping. raw and moving hard. one for the heads! rarely do you get such a well rounded ep of different versatile flavours. exactly the reason why kerri is rightfully a legend in dance music. essential stuff indeed. this is the one of the first of a series of official madhouse / kerri chandler reissues for 2017. every title has been remastered by kerri chandler himself. from all original sources and each reissue has been legitimately released in full conjunction with kerri and madhouse records. and. as if that wasn t enough. all the reissues will be coming in the classic madhouse records house bag. snoozing not advised!
MY LOVE IS FREE (FRANKIE KNUCKLES / DAVID MORALES REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK22.03.17
a salsoul classic re-worked by the masters of the remix. unearthed from the vaults. remastered and released on vinyl in their full length. unedited glory for the very first time. with frankie delivering a remix and dub oozing both the style and grace accustomed to godfather of house and morales staying true to the percussive sounds of the original production this ep showcases why the def mix production team have always been the leaders of the remix.
4 TO THE FLOOR PRESENTS MOVIN RECORDS (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK14.03.17
the brainchild of the so-called fairy godmother of house” abigail adams. during the mid-80s and early 90s movin records defined the new jersey sound. a regular at the iconic roxy roller disco in new york. adams skate-shop-turned-record-store was instrumental in supplying club resident tony humphries with the hottest records that everybody wanted to dance to. danny krivit. larry levan and timmy regisford were also adams friends and regulars at the store.
back on the selector tip. nyc loft trax compiles another volume of really nice deep. chunky and funky grooves! the a side promises a great selection with the first two tracks by kick that funk & bonjour sounding like a 1990 s chicago meets paris reunion! the 3rd track by subtle approach is created using deep dirty sliced and diced samples blended to perfection: stellar work. then there is a totally different vibe on the b-side starting off with a brazilian house groove by dubrazil surely influenced by the maw sound no doubt! next blackdub s classic disco meets detroit piece -melodies of dub- gives us a bit of theo parish or kenny dixon jr. feeling. hot! the final track by pascal cordoba is jazzy groove touched by australia s dj freestyle. who is on the radar lately due to the jordan fields & roy davis jr. warehouse find of -the session- on nu jack city records. you should have all 8 of the nyc loft trax vinyl at this point if not. why not?
A NEW DAY REMIXES (INC. JOE CLAUSSELL. RON TRENT REMIXES) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK14.03.17
not every story has to always start at the beginning. an unforeseen prequel to an existing story can deliver new meaning and create fresh excitement. vega records’ latest release “a new day” features the r & b music legend. vocalist caron wheeler. and visionary. producer jazzie b. they are widely known as soul ii soul. “keep on moving” and “back to life (however do you want me)” are just a few of their mega-hits. the latter won the group a grammy award for best r&b performance by a duo or group with vocal. this new release on vinyl “a new day” by vega records features unreleased remixes from an all-star cast that consists of producers louie vega. joe claussell. ron trent. timmy regisford. adam rios & tiger wilson. a double pack vinyl of unreleased versions by the talented cast of remixers. nuff said! let the music take you there!
since the beginning of có...meme. until today we feel a connection to the electronic beats from south africa. có...meme tracks like -pata pata-. -osea... hello?-. -el sucu tucu- and many more prove this. and one main inspiration. is dj spoko. partner of dj mujava. for whom he wrote and produced the legendary -township funk-. but also in joburg. and without our knowledge. có...meme tunes were dropped at some of the coolest parties in town. so matias aguayo aka the don jumped of joy when he was invited to play there. where he met spoko and started to jam with him in a studio in the center of joburg! jamming and smoking till the break of dawn. they put together these tracks. that carry the spirit of this label. the vibe of joburg nights. the “bacardi” rhythms from the atteridgeville township outside pretoria. comemian latin- tech grooves. the dancesteps on the carpet of kitchener s bar in braamfontein and the hotness of a có...meme night in medellí...n. cologne or buenos aires.
the word classic get s bandied around a lot when talking about certain records. artists. labels etc but rarely is it truly justified. in the case of the monumental slab of nyc deepness that is i ll be your friend we feel the tag is genuinely justified. originally released in 1991 on the rca label the track has been one of house music s most enduring anthems. literally one of the deepest tracks out there. it s combination of owen s vocals paired with the stellar production techniques of def mix s david morales (and those drums) is such a heady combination that the record crossed over so many scenes and to this day remains an evergreen staple in dj s of all persuasions bags. featured here we have all the original mixes (with the exception of the shorter radio edit) in their original forms. the record sounds as fresh as it ever did. the sort of track that never dates and will always fit into a set. the very definition of a classic. legitimately re-released with the full involvement of rca records for 2017 and remastered from the original sources specially for mint condition by london s very own curvepusher. 100% legit. licensed and released. dug. remastered. repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - mint condition
safer at night returns late january 2017 with the vinyl only release of the deep end . featuring two original curses cuts and remixes from ian blevins and holy ghost! safer at night founder curses launched the label back in 2014 and it has since gone to play host to material from eli esobar. walker & royce. jagerverb and of course the label founder himself. here we see curses re-release his composition the deep end marking the ten-year anniversary of its former releases on institutes in 2007. while enlisting ian blevins and holy ghost! on remix duties and stirring in a new original of his own as well. the original mix of the deep end takes the lead and offers a chance to revisit the decade old curses cut fuelled by wandering bass and lead guitar licks. dropped-tempo crunchy rhythms and murky piano chords all instilled with a gritty new york electro feel. holy ghost! then rework the original with the funk-laden feel via bright chord sequences. elongated delay swells and an amalgamation of 80 s synth leads. hooky bass lines and sporadic vocal lines. on the flip ian blevins offers up his interpretation of in shadows employing stuttering vocal hits. choppy arpeggios and droning bass leads to create an emotive and hypnotic number before curses original mix of in shadows closes on a cinematic vibe with an 80 s sci-fi soundtrack feel to perfectly conclude this vinyl only 10 year celebration.
SUMMER DANCE / AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (DANNY KRIVIT EDITS)
12" Vinyl UK18.01.17
nyc disco legend danny krivit returns to the editing block on behalf of seminal miami disco powerhouse tk disco. with 45 years in the dj game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time its safe to say mr.k knows exactly what hes doing when it comes to the re-edit thing! with unprecedented access to tk s vaults danny has been turning in some stellar reworkings as of late and the cuts included on this latest instalment keep the quality sky high!
ny-based label arcane. by co-founder of cosmic chronic. edg4r (dreamboat. miami players club) debuts with it s first release by diamond jackson produced by tom noble (superior elevation). stars. maybe so. & streets. limited
180gr - ltd to 300 copies
early support by: aquarius heaven. chasing kurt. dairmount. deo & z-man. iron curtis. jacques renault. jad & the ladyboy. javier orduna. loz goddard. martin hayes. miguel puente. mirco violi. moony me. sello. spanks. thomas stieler and more
point g is back with a double trouble release that goes to the floor up to the ceiling from the * ether* a sure floor fillers to * try to fight* a mental bass drivin with a fat dope a beat . leads us to * nebula* a deep raw lofi instant classic when * cat groove* blends an electro feel with a deep ny vibe to finish with * tom* a minimal tribal frenzyness a must have
nyc loft trax exploded onto the scene a year ago with a white label containing unreleased dat tape archives from the 1990 s. people lost their minds and it proceeded to sellout of shops in what seemed like minutes! with anything that is from an unknown lost world you have your doubters. but those that know could hear and feel the validity of these authenthic tapes. you seriously could not capture the vibe that obviously was witnessed on that record. the label continued to dig into various sources to release all types of unreleased and amazingly good records. so with the integrity we see this label exercise get excited as this is another selection of lost yet found 1990 s dat tape trax! this is the real deal. let s not kid ourselves now. lots of hot heat on this one containing deep. dubs and disco! side note: the city in particular has a nu groove records story attached to it. basically it is the instrumental of an unreleased remix. that s all we have been told on that one. interesting! grab this now! expect this to go fast!
HEAVEN KNOWS (INC. JOSH MILAN & LOUIE VEGA REMIXES
12" Vinyl UK09.12.16
every so often a piece of music is created that not only speaks to your soul with its lyrics but also moves your body with its rhythm.... louie vega starring anane vega heaven knows with remixes by josh milan and louie is exactly that piece of music. vega continues to apply the cardinal elements necessary for truly timeless music that offers something for everyone rightfully earning him the title as one of the kings of house music.
promo - vinyl only - 200 copies pressing
the track -nyc- came to life in london almost by luck. about 12 years ago. my studio neighbours at that time were the group coldcut (matt & john). they called to tell us that they ve just finished a studio session with an amazing guitarist. and they said that if we wanted he was available to also record something with us since he was right next door. i had a few tracks that were never used. so i play them on loop and told him to go crazy with his guitar. a la george benson style! nyc is the result of editing the best parts of that amazing 1 hour session. big favourite of legendary american dj. kenny carpenter. -cuba around the corner-. was conceived after i had a few months relationship with a cuban girl in london. when we were at home we used to listen cuban (ghetto) streaming radio. which used to play bossa nova and salsa all day. so that was the main inspiration. i arranged everything in midi. but i still needed a horn section. the solution was duncun mckay. a strett musician who i saw playing trumpet in a metro station at london bridge. so for 50 pounds and some italian red wine the trumpet recording session was done! after a long editing session -cuba around the corner- was finally complete.
the mall grab helmed steel city dance discs imprint returns with two exotic cuts from new york based producer x-coast. the party fuelled ‘ghetto baby’ and ‘natural dub’ are both soaked in 90’s house flavours. providing welcome relief from the rapidly approaching winter months.
ltd ed. 200 units first release for the newborn black angus rough. sublabel of the cult black angus records. dj soch undertakes a new journey to the deepest roots of house music through his estabished personal vision. the ep is the perfect fusion of jersey sounds and warmer italo house.
nervous records celebrates 25 year anniversary with limited collectors edition double pack vinyl release.
some of the most renowned producers in the history of house are represented in this double pack. including kenny dope. louie vega. todd terry. kerri chandler. mood ii swing. wayne gardiner and joe t. vannelli.
arnold jarvis take some time out was first released in 1987. the year that fourth floor records was born. and it stands the test of time as a seminal release for the label. the track perfectly characterises the stand out productions that keep the house music world returning again and again to its catalogue for inspiration. this official vinyl re-issue includes the club and dub that made up the original release. plus a reconstruction mix by ilija rudman. ilija delighted classic music company earlier this year with his minimal take on disco in track in her eyes. his approach to the take some time out re-work has the same deconstructed vibe the loose percussion and punchy melodic bass gives a pleasing spaciousness to the track. giving the record fresh life and re-imagining it for 2016
chicagos peven everett has long had a cult following for his own unique. live take on house music. fusing the finest elements of gospel. soul. funk and disco his tracks have always had something that most other producers lack originality! his music has crossed over many different genre barriers and has been supported by the widest selection of top dj s for many years with his cuts becoming stone cold anthems in clubs across the globe. i cant believe i loved her is one such track. a soulful piece lamenting a love that went wrong. the pain and disappointment are evident in peven s voice and playing but the track remains utterly danceable. a real bomb! on it s original 2002 release the track was a huge club hit. pushing it into classic status. both original mixes are featured here on this legit reissue. 100% sanctioned by king street records. nyc. brought back for 2016. an evergreen deep house classic essential business!
supported by : gary gritness. dj steaw. owain 124. dj capsa. nick v. dennis collado. inner sense. borussia
the mlh crew brings house music tracks based on raw rhythms. infectious stabs and hard hitting grooves. written somewhere between chicago. new york. london. berlin and paris. this time the label is back with four original tracks and a smashing remix by eclectic dutch producer gerd.
ltd nice price 50% summer deal !! longtime lover of good music and hungry for new sounds. french born remi mazet joins love fever with the paris is burning ep. a sexy mix of nudisco. house. deep house. the release comes with the a remix from the musical enigma that is man power. who delivers a driving techno remix which really delivers.
first album release from italian house instigator enrico mantini which is going to set another mark in his discography. 8 of mantini’s best tracks from years 2012 - 2014 personally chosen by the artist and splitted on this 180 gram double different coloured vinyl release. debut one from mantini’s very own label down da mountains.
another absolutely instant classic this collection is! one can only imagine what the history of each of these lost grooves could be surely referencing larry heard s mystery of love in the title no doubt! you can believe there is something special going on here taking you in many directions with something special to feel. this is yet again another magic moment coming from this unknown entity of who knows who.
electrosexual who has been a mainstay of berlin s underground music scene since 2010. is releasing. in collaboration with hard ton on vocals and tb303. a new-acid single named i m your machine. remixes by antoni maiovvi. museum and abberline & santos ratos..