you remember that kung fu kid movie. where he had to wash the motorcycles for years and then…whatever. constant dripping wears away the stone. dublin-manchester-nycs finest krystal klear (cold tonic. all city. tooth pick) has been honing his skills as a dress man for years and also made a name for himself as an expert in all things (electronic) boogie. the division is his dapper debut ep for running back. custom-made club studies shifting between sound factories. hot haciendas. heavenly lagoons and chrome-plated dance floors: fast. slow. hard and soft. a love letter to dance music written with pink ink. oh. and there is neutron dance on it as well…yes. the euphoric fun one. once again: dance!
in late 2017. thomas gandey and danny mclewin - known from the popular disco-influenced electronic music collective psychemagik - emerged from their studio in bordeaux. france. claiming to have produced an extended musical arrangement. both entitled. and containing the sounds of. the shakuhachi. furthermore. they insisted. for the purposes of this production. and a further album of related arrangements to be released subsequently in conjunction with the successful german record label kompakt. they should be referred to henceforth as ghost vision. shortly thereafter. the audio recordings described by gandey and mclewin came into the possession of noted los angeles degenerate. dj and nymphomaniac citation needed dirty dave. who was quick to relay the hallucinatory qualities of the duo’s productions to fellow dj and trusted hallucinogenic expert paramida. of esteemed german musical imprint love on the rocks. paramida. recognising the innate quality of the sounds presented to her. decided that such recordings warranted immediate release through her audio distribution channel. and not without remixes. quite without thinking of the origins of the instrument which had given the recording its particular sonic distinguishment. and of course. its title. she enlisted the help of two musicians named alex - one from tokyo. and one from kyoto. both alex from tokyo - teaming up with his colleagues isao kumano & kenichi takagi as tokyo black star. known for their prior releases on popular german label innervisions - and his counterpart. alex from kyoto. better known as al kassian. rising tamagotchi on paramidas love on the rocks imprint. and his own label. planet sundae - turned in striking reinterpretations of gandey and mclewin’s composition.
way back then home taping dropped a release by an anonymous act called klic that turned out to be another moniker for a medlar production. now the imprint re-launch the original alongside a couple of mighty remixes by the tuff city kids in both acid and garage modes plus an extension and rework of the original vibes by dicky trisco that pushes the proper deep house meets disco button. all the remixes sit nice and proud alongside the still shining brilliance of the original cut
nyc label homage continues a hot streak with their third project from uk producer jvxta (pronounced jux-tuh). after an excellent debut on his label hardmatter. jvxta gifts homage with four ny-inspired deep house cuts. brawn is an immediate tone setter. the banging stand-out made waves overseas prior to it s online premier thanks to cinthie. who pressed it to dub plate and played it as the opening track at her boiler room set in berlin. the remaining tracks offer a look into jvxtas unique tastes. and listeners will find themselves lost in quick-fire deep jazz. dreamy 80s tinged house. and a rolling tribal cut that we wished never ended. serious selectors take note. homage is not messing around. and this is a project that you ll reach for again and again.
smbd aka simbad is back with his third seasonal ep on gamm. after a long and dark winter smbd thought we all could need some uplifting and soulful spring music...church style! these three gospel boogie/disco jams have been his personal dj weapons over recent years but now they re given a sweet edit twist for your dancing pleasure. it doesn t really get more uplifting than this!
danyb (of best-selling busted edits fame) returns with the next intergalactic instalment of jupiter dance... spring-boarding from the jupiter dance radio show. which takes a regular tour through the lesser known avenues of synth pop. space disco & italo here we have another three worked up renditions of awesome international obscurities yugoslavian synth pop a la league unlimited orchestra from the early 80 s shares a side with some wigged out italian synth-pop prog-rock. while the a reworks and overdubs a japanese locomotive synth shinkansen for strobe-lit commutes...
the debut record for low budget family dj cat aka ivan fomin. moscow local and ds bar regular showing his wide influence in different genres and styles by mixing them all together. a1 is gooey 80 s disco track featuring some recordings from a lost answering machine which gets less straightforward and more dubbed out atmospheric treatment from lipelis on a2 with a nice touch of flute by no other then maestro jimi tenor !. b1 goes to the totally different territory with a morning vibey breakbeat jam and it all rounds up with a 909 dubby slow jam on b2. and if you were wondering what s that track young marco and jamie tiller were playing lately and couldn t find out. we got you sorted. hold on. gigolo calling!
it s 6:66am when chinaski elbows his way on to the floor. leather jacket. metal studs. bare arms. tattoos. with his hand freshly stamped this newcomer brazenly strides into the bordello. his style? try to pin it down. beats parry and pound with the intensity of an ebm hammer. yet. strolling through those meaty kick drums stride shimmering melodies that sport elements of new beat. italo and techno. the rakish grooves of -surfin dead- occupies the a-side. bold rhythms fly in the face of burbling bass and cascading chords as chinaski takes control. a body pumping work out follows. -unschuld der sinne- throws beat shaped fists from the needle drop as a brawl breaks out. born in the smoke machines of belgium. this bruiser balances its rough edged rhythms with beaming bars. there s to be no relenting as the closer screams like a nitro-fuelled missle. -ab in die ewigkeit- soars is a muscle-bound sky rocket set to keep any floor rumbling to the break of dawn.
kris baha is fast becoming one of the most essential operators in the deviant disco underbelly of berlin s scene. despite having landed in the city relatively recently. baha s credentials with labels like power station and parties in melbourne are all that you need to know. and now this release on the ever mighty cocktail d amore seals the deal. baha has never sounded more confident. pinging deviant synths around nasty drum bite and channeling the gods of industrial darkness to make some rugged body music for the darker kind of dancefloor. the experimental. non-party tracks are just as wild. dealing in all manner of uncompromising noise to further bahas journey to the upper realms of sonic mud slingers
almost ten years ago. back in november of 2009. before lets play house was even a humble basement-bar and hotel-lobby party. jacques renault quietly released a four-track ep on hole in the sky. an imprint run by canyons leo thomson and ryan grieve. called favicon. that was both a snapshot of new york citys glitter-dusted disco-revival haze and the culmination of the first few years of renaults career through the club circuit. it quickly became a cult classic and set in motion much of what followed for renault it added some fuel to the fire that was runaway. his project with marcos ca
legendary australian disco-fiend late nite tuff guy turns up the heat on the equally legendary salsoul records with 3 absolutely stellar reworks of some bonafide classics. somehow. lntg manages to tweak these old-school recordings and injects a thoroughly contemporary edge into them. making them sound brand new. featured here are 3 stone cold salsoul monsters. all respectfully handled and edited with care - first choice s uber-classic doctor love & love having you around (penned by stevie wonder & his then wife syreeta. no less!) and double exposure s anthemic everyman all go under the knife in the best possible way! beautifully mastered and featuring special black & gold salsoul label artwork this special record store day ep will undoubtedly be a collectors item! one for the disco heads right here!
2018 is going to see the bond between khidja & malka tuti strengthen. with the romanian duo bringing forward their eclectic. cross-genre approach to electronic music in the shape of 2 full releases as well as several remixes tba. -plot- & -am i really here- are two dance-floor bangers. not hiding behind fashions and hype. the duo is pushing forward on both tracks. each with its own idea and story to tell. this one continues malka tuti’s 12” dance series perfectly. with both tracks being pressed on 45rpm and getting each its own side.
cool ranchs 4th hand-stamped limited 12inch from chrissy features more jackin disco house. lets go dancing is a catchy filtered affair. with a driving bass-heavy remix from shaun j. wright & alinka. i can feel it is a low end disco stomper. edit master peter croce brings a deeper late night mix!
2018 reissue / smooth and sensual disco cuts. rebellious lover of an ageless disco. l’impératrice returns from a long journey. with her rhythmic voice and soft. wave-like. inflections. she has come back to tell us the tale of a sonata. in a sensual and continuous glide. the sonate pacifique ep offers a smooth transition from the first tracks. candid and young. towards more cinematographic grounds.
bjorn petrikat aka konig saatgut has not released a record for 15 years but never stopped experimenting with different flavours of dance music. the spirit is a disco / uk breaks hybrid that repeatedly ignites dancefloors across the board. a curveball that set everything on fire.
lim. to 300 vinyl only copies! marcel vogel & delfonic met in berlin around 12 years ago and started a weekly bar dj night together with tinko & noema at a gay bar in berlin mitte. since then and after some nice oj they are bff. oye is really proud to present you some stunning dancefloor edits from the lumberjacks in hell & intimate friends label boss himself. dancefloor friendly cuts in between funk / disco / afro and dub!
hot on the heels of their recent eps on roam. correspondant and futureboogie. zombies in miami maintain the disco heat with their debut on mike simonettis 2mr. three tracks and one remix deep. the entire release is a full trip to the senses. take it off leads by example: strident. uplifting and dynamically arranged so a whole new level of feels is unleashed when you least expect it. theres a real timeless energy and focus coded deep into every element. new odisea takes more of a cosmic approach with its slinking bassline and soaring. yearning chords that weave and wave above it. buckle up even the slightest variations and percussive additions are so well placed. they create an almighty rush every single time. finally ‘where is the voice of that man on acid’ attempts to ask the question we’ve all been asking for years. fittingly psychedelic. layered and circuitous. its springy riff persistently tickling under waves of evocative atmospheres and it comes complete with a sublime. sub-loaded rolling technoid trip-fest from honey soundsystems jackie house. the duo describe the ep as the result of hours of jamming. trying to imagine and recreate the loudest. most energetic and sweaty dancefloor tracks that we could play in mexico. europe and all over the world no matter the borders. we’d describe that as mission accomplished.
organic analogue broadens its remit on this killer boogie inflected diversion from italian producer croza. where the label has been often associated with deeper techno and electro. it sounds right at home exploring the moog bass licks and snappy drum programming that pours like a fine wine out of every track. night heat is the perfect lead track. all steamy synth throb and funky guitar licks. while feel turns up the pressure with a proto house burner that would have set the paradise garage alight. also look out for a rare appearance from ad bourke. who cruises on to the record to deliver a blissed out version of night heat for the smokiest of sundown situations.
hq sleeve with sticker detroit native mark flash aims to create music that moves and it does. mark flashs new release on elypsia records titled corktown ep is full of dynamic beats and melodies. that will awaken your senses and move you to the core.
dj koze might be one of the worlds best producers. but above all hes a dj. and it’s his dj ear that governs. just as in a great set. so with his releases: seeing aliens came out of nowhere. a big buzzing beast of a track. to announce that koze was back on the scene and prime everyone for the coming album. knock knock. but now that koze has your attention. it’s time to remind everyone what’s most important about club music. pull things back. take a turn to the left. and get deep into the groove. thus pick up: the second single from knock knock is 100% pure groove. doubly so in the extended 12inch version. in a sense its incredibly familiar it is essentially a filter disco record. very close to something you could imagine coming out of paris around the turn of the millennium. but of course. this is koze. nothing is normal or familiar in his world. and hes taken this most foundational of clubland staples into new territory
having recently relocated to the remote redwood forests of northern california in order to set up a satellite mixing studio for his old stomping ground. glasgows green door studio. sordid sound system returns to invisible inc with 4 cuts of psychedelic dungeon disco. the ep opens with his most blissed out track to date die ewige nacht. an eight and a half minute inverted sun ritual based around shimmering cascades of dubbed up electronic percussion and an overdriven tintinnabulated fm arp. hi-nrg meets 80s b-boy electro on crescent city with a careering off-road excursion into tripped out mutant carnival cavalcade territory. dia de muertos offbeat eerie percussion and driving low frequencies are met with spectral buzzing melodic refrains from the furthermost reaches of a decaying oaxacan cemetery. the acid drenched ambient lullaby you & me brings proceedings to a fittingly fucked up close. sordid sound syste’s last release on invisible inc. 2017s fear eats the soul. received plays and praise from the likes of manfredas. trevor jackson. sascha funke. optimos jd twitch and thomas von party.
nice price deal !!! this is the first remix that todd rundgren has ever done for another artist. this is at least what rundgren nerds/experts have told us. anyway. we are of course extremely proud to put this wonderful music on wax. todd rungren has been a big inspiration for lindstrom. so this is a dream come through. also lindstrom has made an extended disco version of quiet place to live exclusive for this 12 inch.
auke riemersma (aka aux tha masterfader). erio simonini and gilberto caleffi (aka disco doubles). together this partnership from the netherlands and italy form light cycles. a trio raised on sci-fi sound tracks and smouldering synth anthems. these influences are omnipresent in the group s debut 12-: flowing. addictively catchy hooks and clean beats are central to the light cycles sound with their dazzling melodies glimmering across the 12-. elements of disco are folded into these spirited compositions as this forward-looking triumvirate marry past inspirations with a hope-filled future. seamless radiance. simply put. flowing.
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s. the name of geiger. alias nass. shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk-soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music. sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys. alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it. geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe. ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return. this limited edition bundle includes the vinyl lp plus mc and download code.
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s. the name of geiger. alias nass. shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk-soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music. sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys. alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it. geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe. ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
twice aka patrick gibin established himself as a selector to be reckoned with through his black aroma re-edit series. and now he brings his penchant for deep cuts and dusty reworks to the rnt catalog. stretching over the a-side is sunrise. a bouncy sunny synthy affair. seemingly made for summer rooftops and pool parties. on the flip. searching updates a woke soulful 70s anthem. and take flights loops a boogie instrumental with hypnotic simplicity. re-edits done proper.
cristalli liquidi returns to bordello a parigi with ecco i remix! alexander robotnick. black spuma and bottin himself on remix duties. on top the sought after 12″.. version of the evergreen volevi una hit.
2018. repress . house of disco return with a pair of funk fuelled cuts from aroop roy with japan s brisa contributing a deep and percussive remix. based in london. aroop roy s take on electronic music involves blending elements of jazz. afro. latin and funk with disco and house. roy s releases have landed on freestyle. gamm and basic fingers. and most recently on the hugely successful kampana classics ep.
star creature continues to break new artists. this time debuting “love’s high” a collaborative european effort featuring israel’s soul supreme and the always fresh kids crew. a side is modern funk dancefloor primed with classic boogie formatted verses & hooks. b side is an uptempo instrumental.
a timely repress of a true underground club classic and rarity. disco / boogie / funk heads take note. larry wu wedgeworth dropped this sublime piece of boogie in 1984 on the atlantic label and both sides have long been firm favourites with serious soul aficionados for many years. let me show you was one of numerous major label dance records from that golden mid 80s post-disco era that caused a storm in the underground clubs of the day. this one s long been sought after on 12inch and has been bootlegged numerous times. often with inferior sound quality and no care taken. not this time though. this high quality. official. 100% legit reissue has been lovingly remastered by above board distribution in conjunction with atlantic records from the master tapes. beat that. both the original vocal mix and dub version are included here with og atlantic label artwork. dont waste your time on the fakes! this one s the real deal!
2018 repress - this ep is a dedication to the amsterdam based alkebulan project. philou and villy are both members of this project. the project brings artists from africa & african diaspora together. the alkebulan project is on a mission to change the perception of africa an it s citizens.
following hammer s stand out release on loft records last year. canna gets the remix treatment by four killer producers. first up. lauer adds his trademark flavour to the already outstanding title track canna . bending the mind with an acidic top line and classic korg m1 bells.the a2 sees supreems take the techno edge off man ray replacing the drums with a more electro tinged style of rhythm. whilst echoing the synths into the back of the mix to let the drums take the foreground. flip it over and you get two reworkings of manaka . firstly. domenic cappello switches the breaksy flow of the original for a more club ready kick to compliment those stabs. in turn elevating the breakdown to greater effect. in contrast. lord of the isles dives deeper into the breaks feel of hammer s original. adding glitchy samples and oddball synth lines to take this one an even more interplanetary tip.
review with its latest reissue. majiks back into your heart - melodies international dug deep into the back catalogue of hi records. the legendary soul label from memphis founded in the 1950s. originally signed as a recording artist. willie mitchell took the reins of the label and guided it through its most successful period in the 1970s. notably producing a string of studio recordings for al green. syl johnson and o.v. right among other eminent soul musicians of the time.
vä..stkransen records’ first release - bike thieves’ “laura ep” - is out on 12” on april 6th. 2018. based in stockholm. vä..stkransen records is an offshoot of gå..rden. an underground open-air party held in an industrial zone of the city since 2014. featuring djs like cinthie. baba stiltz. maya lourenç..o and mount liberation unlimited. gå..rden is attended by a devoted following of dance music heads looking to sweat to classic disco and house.
“laura ep” introduces gå..rden residents bike thieves - two long-time stockholm comrades with a penchant for gritty house. the a-side features the duo’s banger “laura”. along with a funky disco remix by mount liberation unlimited’s tender t. on the flipside. hk presents a deep tech-house interpretation of “laura”. the record closing with bike thieves’ after hours cut “jailhouse”.
hell yeah recordings are pleased to announce they have been tempted into the reissue market. as such. the label starts a new off shoot. perdio (roughly meaning lost in portuguese) which will focus on putting out re-issues and new remixes of classic or forgotten gems. the first one is a newly remastered instrumental version and new francisco dub of giorgia morandi s children of the sky. a cover of the italo-classic -figli delle stelle- by alan sorrenti which just happened to be released 40 years ago.
it was may 2017 when earthboogie’s debut release dropped on leng. the soundsystem-loving east london duo rightly won praise for a fine ep that brilliantly joined the dots between all things intergalactic. terrestrial and tribal. having spent the last ten months recording their adventures. izaak gray and nicola robinson return with “silken moon”. the first single from their forthcoming debut album. human call.
after a monumental 2017 including the release of his first full length lp “virtual love” on star creature. adam chini returns with a “creature feature” hosting collaborative efforts with some of the current stars of the modern boogie scene including saucy lady & liquid pegasus.
ichisan s 2017 aperitiv was so good that we ve decided to return for a second helping from his sumptuous album. four choice cuts have been selected and reworked with a specific instrument focus. the harpsicord version of -hotel- keeps the intoxicating melody of the original but allows beats to relax as notes shine with an incandescent brilliance. drums put their feet up for the rhodes version of -modri tunel.- deep stings and lounging lines mingle in this work of smoke swirling seduction. -kozmetika (trumpet version)- dances to a different tune. rich bass is again central but this time brash and bold brass intertwine with funk filled bars. the last waltz arrives with the piano version of -terminal e.- alluring notes ascend. rising and falling against heartwrenching guitar strings for a finale to end this ballroom inspired beauty.
klasse co-boss mr. ho steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park with a new ep of brand new and original material. inspired by listening to various library music and funk records found whilst digging in asia. the hong kong based artist lays down three tracks of boogie-disco and funk inspired house music. funky walking basslines. eerie 1980 s synthetics and spacey snares make for a total tip!
mike dunn digs deeper into the vaults to deliver the fourth instalment of his * we r tuesday nights* edits. like the previous 12 inches. four killer disco tracks edited to perfection by the chicago legend....ltd 2018 repress
delicate wash. a new label for edits. is run by anonymous vinyl enthusiasts craving to deliver the gems for all the discerning djs and collectors out there. these gems are cut and polished following very high quality standards! this debut release is a synth-heavy selection. with a definite cosmic vibe throughout. in short: ultimate killer edits. four diverse and at the same time perfectly matching tracks that are sure to be ace cards in your arsenal.
by all rights. the name chevals might be a new one on a few folks out there. but. we encourage you not to confuse pedigree with quality of output because with chevals the two go hand in hand. his first two outings on homage & better listen records soared to the top of the sales charts and we re stoked to finally release our 10inch with him to help keep the momentum for what is sure to be a successful run for the french beat-smith.
crackazat returns to local talk with a second single from his album rainbow fantasia. this time two of the stand out tracks sundial and holding you close get the remix treatment by groove assassin and waajeed ! first up is nick moss aka groove assassin. his take on sundial is a rousing rhythm of soulful house that comes bumping in. he kept the essence of the original track but also added some lovely keys. it sure hits that sweet spot and you re hooked for the full seven and a half minutes. on the flip former slum village and platinum pied piper beat maker and producer-extraordinaire waajeed turns holding you close into something imaginative with its layered percussion. jammed keys and vocal arrangement. its every bit as clever as you d expect from a producer that always approaches music with a fresh perspective. to complete the package is also the original of holding you close.
2lp gatefold. incl dl card . there are some records that manage to sound both of a time and utterly timeless and bon voyage organisation s jungle? quelle jungle? (a nod to supertramp s crisis? what crisis?) is one of those albums. its silken-smooth production. irresistible grooves. funk-tinged guitars. lush soundscapes and general glowing presence could easily lead one to believe that have dug up a lost disco gem from the 1970s. however. behind the disco-pop gleam lies eerie dystopian sci-fi ruminations of a futuristic bent and tones that can often feel as french as they do asian or african. this sort of cross-continental exploration is an expansion on bvo s previous two eps. the man behind the organisation. adrien durand. says. -i tried to continue the musical expedition between dystopian science-fiction haunted africa - plus haitian vaudou on -soleil dieu- - and futuristic asia. addressing. in a double entendre manner. some of the political issues that i am sensitive to.- in fact the jungle in question in the album s title is a metaphorical one and one that creates a vast series of environments for durand to explore such subjects as world trade. utopian ideals and themes of idols. as well as of time and communication. however. one will need to speak french to decipher such explorations. as well as shake off the natural impulse to move with every glorious beat on its 13 tracks. of which are moved along by maud nadal and agathe bonitzer s golden vocals.
for years nathan church has been cutting up floors in his native bilbao. recently the basque man s attention has turned from the dj booth to the studio. under his wldv (we love dolce vita) this iberian electronic inspiration has cast long shadows and brightened rooms with his blend of horror score intensity and disco exuberance. wldv arrives at the bordello with a four tracker of serious intent. sepulchral and sinister synthlines characterise a dying feast. nowhere more than in the haunting samples and clean drums of -a bucket of blood-. cold chords gleam with icy menace while crisp claps punctuate the entrancing funk of -danza macabra-. ecclesia toys with set parameters. exploring what lurks in the twilight between terror and titillation. this flirtation with the divine and the profane is plain to hear in the uneasy elegance and uplifting elation of -far. far away-. a work of steady kicks. unsettling extracts and soaring strings. this -feast- ends on a delectable note. keys dance and spiral in the intoxicating -laying down on cosmic dust-. an enthralling end to and enthralling ep.
the king sporty reissue series continues with the lesser known. but no less worthy. rock attack. this first time release of the song under the king sporty name having previously only been released as by the vocalist in the ex tras. johnny griffin brings in to focus the breadth of music. numerous alias and versions used by noel williams on his konduko label.
after the instant sold-out of their first 12-. light touches records is back with three new hot tunes: -get up!- is a midtempo intense stomp with extended acidic guitar solo. a well tested secret weapon to make your dancefloor sweat. on b side -let s do it- delivers an uptempo disco number with uplifting vocals and arrangements. closing the b side. -around- is a moody soulful tune that morphs into a relentless hypnotic groove in the second part. for the most demanding djs out there. all tracks have been carefully edited without overdubs. in order to bring the spirit of classic disco manipulators to today s dancefloors! light touches records is devoted to shed a new light to hot rarities. unknown grooves as well as forgotten classics.
brazilian born producer and self-confessed studio freak terr will be making her debut with have you ever on permanent vacation. she found recognition with her creative. quirky electronica productions. said to be heavily influenced by her use of analog gear. her sound is a combination of techno. house and disco with futuristic textures and elements. throwback disco meets techno. alongside a scintillating synth in have your ever. not forgetting the mesmerising robotic female vocal hook. a thunderous kick drum bass line combo takes the dub version into a more late-night dance edit of the original. hauntingly cinematic with its hook line. memoir hints on some intergalactic synthetic inspiration. which builds into a nearly disco-esque breakdown. this track lends well to roll into twenty thousand leagues metallic and bubbling with its multi-layered textures. its delicate and finely tuned.
ltd 100 copies - taking it back to the old school and manufactured in the space of 5 week. this handmade nugget of black crack beat the previous release and all it s issues. dr spaventi once again provides the expert mastering to some artisanal yorkshire electronics from northern powerhouse. the full range of frequencies have been lovingly captured and set for eternity into nice and solid. hand pressed plastic before being bound in gorgeously minimal white paper -inners-. adding individual nuance to each and every record. is a stylised image of the visionary york philanthropist. joseph rowntree. details of which tracks are which are lovingly incorporated into this image using a black ink to stand against mr rowntree s brilliance. the hand screened label. uses the latest in dual pizza/kitchen table printing technology™ with a tried and tested lounge floor drying system to ensure any moisture is gone before the vinyl is shipped. so that transport weight can be kept to a minimum and savings passed on to you.
a mixture of live recording and studio post-production. on jupiter sounds unique to any other album sun ra made. the arkestra reflects a disco pulse right back on itself. and delivers one of the most cohesive albums of their career. the title track is a masterpiece of gentle atonal harmony. while ufo pushes along at a cracking disco-ish pace with fierce brass and spacey dub effects. this is a timeless ra classic.
the second release in no bad days’ sister imprint no bad edits comes from montréal upstart unknown mobile. who first caught our ear with a lovely debut on asl singles club. here. he looks to the 1980s for inspiration. channeling that decade’s confidence and colour with three shimmering reworks. the a-side’s “dream state” matches its namesake. evoking a busy fourth world market scene. with pipes. bells and flutes chiming away in happy harmony.
on the flip. “programmer” is a slab of excitable and effects-slathered fusion funk. as if a computer has sprung to life and begun to dance. the 12” wraps with “valerian slip”. where unknown mobile folds the strands of silk from a free-form windham hill deep cut into a new shape. every bit as smooth as the original but with a nagging groove to underpin it.
wicked compilation. holds only rare top notch zouk tracks that have never been compiled before. superb for your tropical dancefloor. winners only! big tip! according to the label: after the success of koute jazz. heavenly sweetness comes back with a dancefloor but not jazz compilation. enough to move your feet at through the whole summer! 13 disco. boogie and zouk tracks recorded in the 80s in the west indies.
sha d underground trax comes forward with his first private pressed release. hailing from birmingham with a passion for basslines and vocals. the scalpel ep aims to deliver just that with a mix of electro. freestyle & boogie cut up. chopped and reworked focusing on the drums and raw basslines while bringing the silky vocals to the fore and removing all the cheese. for those of you who buy records looking for the dub versions or step pettibone remixes this is the perfect record for you. built by the dance floor for the dance floor. late night low slung sleaze business.
love creation 004 keeps the bar high with 3 diverse creations edited with love. the a side keeps it chunky with a touch of acid on land of hunger and a slo-mo groover with a deft vocal touch with luther s jam . ‘spacetalk is given the whole of the b side for a more playable re-edit of this left of centre funk gem.
kinfolk returns after a long hiatus with an outstanding release from the mighty mind fair donning their newly invented sundown drive hats. sunset over santorini is a sonic brew of percussion. guitars. jazz-funk keys and heavenly vox that s all kept together with a driving shuffle that brings to mind the more experimental leftfield disco sounds of 70 s nyc and beyond. on the flip dan nad tyler delivers a wacked-out remix monster that takes it deep into a norwegian via homerton disco-dub-not disco-dub vortex of truly epic proportions that will twist your body. mind & soul as it ventures in and out of the groove laden original.
soul clap kamen zum ersten mal mit nona hendryx durch ihre arbeit mit george clinton. sa’d the hourchild ali und chuck da fonk fishman zusammen. nona schrieb und sang die single “shine” von ihrem letzten album. diese erfahrung ließ alle mehr zusammenarbeiten. also haben soul clap mit morgan wiley von midnight magic zusammengetan und sind allesamt ins studio gegangen. um eine neues album für soul clap records zu produzieren. vier tracks von house. soul. jazz und natürlich the funk.
2018 repress. standard lp jacket rather than the old school stoughton jacket as on the first edition. no dl card cultures of soul record brings to you an anthology of the music of evans pyramid. this album features all of the officially released singles plus four previously unreleased tracks. 1000 ltd pressing. delux gatefold stoughton paste-on jacket and download card to 4 previously unreleased bonus cuts. huge tip! andre evans was the mastermind behind evans pyramid. a seasoned performer and session player in boston throughout the 70s. full of unique disco and boogie stylings. this release includes all of the rare singles such as never gonna leave you. dip drop. no i wont and i want your body. as well as a recently discovered 45 that features two top-notch disco tracks - dance a thon and rubber band. the album also includes four unissued tracks taken from the original demo tapes. thanks to praise and adulation from gilles peterson. dj kon. the noble brothers and joey negro. as well as other respected djs and collectors around the world. evans pyramid is the undisputed king of boston boogie.
from the darkest corners of the rca vaults we bring you this super rare and wonderful. tripped out cosmic-psych rarity on 45! from 1977 this double-header is an eastern themed. moog driven oddity from the mysteriously monikered kamel oil company. written by the legendary bob azzam. eddie barclay (founder of barclay records) & greek record company owner antoine flamaritis. mustapha is an exotica soaked orchestral monster with choir vocals and string arrangements that only the big boys could call in. this is a serious left-field nugget from the vaults of one of the biggest majors. one ends up thinking - how did this come about?! . on the flip-side we have petrolo en bruto . which is the real gem here. undoubtedly this one will appeal to fans of the far flung reaches of world music and psych. even those of you who dig the various flavours of funk from around the globe. a truly special and unique record here. often sought after by the deepest of the crate diggers and obscure sound searchers on a promo 45. this rare ep now sees a fully legit reissue. made in conjunction with above board distribution and rca this reissue is sourced from their vaults using original materials and remastered and repressed to the highest standard for 2018 and featuring all original 1977 rca label artwork.
official mr bongo reissue. replica original cover artwork. recorded in 1978. this is a latter-period gem from the larger than life legend. combining the glitz and glamour of disco’s heyday with maia’s raw funk and soul roots. for “disco club”. maia left his usual band and went into the legendary estudios level with an ensemble of rio’s finest including paulinha braga on drums. jamil joanes on bass. robson jorge on clarinet. hyldon de souza on guitar. sidinho on percussion. trombonists edmundo maciel and darcy seixas. and juarez assis on tenor sax. arranger and keyboardist lincoln olivetti was a crucial presence during these sessions – he added the all-important string flourish and brassy joy to the uptempo tracks. leaving maia enough room to express himself.
since the very first release of tommy s turbojazz project. we wanted to have him with us on the boast. this excellent ep proves his great musical skills and we are thrilled to release this wide range music. bangers with solos. acoutstic deep house. hiphop interludes. regular hiphop house sampled song or even a smashing -emotional disco- track done in collab with s3a complete this ep. we would highly suggest you to dig (literally) this release for home listening or dancefloor play.
insane disco cut from 1984 repressed! you d be forgiven for not knowing breaking at the party. the sole single release from nyc outfit joey pastrana & his back of tricks. it was originally released in 1984 on the short lived tropic of buddha records. a label dedicated to latino takes on electro and disco. such is the record s obscurity and cult status amongst collectors that you ll struggle to find original copies for sale for less than l500. this city of dreams reissue presents both of the original mixes (vocal and dub style instrumental). both of which fuse elements of boogie. electro and dub disco in a fabulously eccentric and wonderfully funky way. the synthesizer sounds. in particular. are superb.
hotmood’s second release on his own imprint with partner tug boatmen solidifying the chicago/mexico partnership that gave us the first 6 hotmoods. volume 6 sold out quick but luckily volume 7 picks up right where the guadalajaran god of groove left off. 4 cuts of deep loungey disco/funk.
after his debut on tugboat edits. mystery producer makes the switch to the big time with a follow up on star creature furthering their exploration into the house music genre. not surprising since chicago is their homebase. 4 tracks of raw. grimy house better suited for the loft than the club.
mindblowing afro soul music from ivory coast served up by an obscure artist who only recorded four albums in between 1979 and the beginning of the 80’s. he created an original funky fusion with bété langage. a selection of four amazing tracks recorded in abidjan on two different records label called war records and as records. the music here is a mixture of funk with heavy basslines. traditional percussions. funky guitar riffs. nice horns section and lyrics in beté. the song «demonde» is inspired by harmonies of the famous «dance to the drummer beat» by herman kelly. those two rare records were found by afrobrazilero aka djamel hammadi and never appeared on the vinyl market. it’s almost impossible to have infos about this singer and composer neither the musicians involved in the recording sessions. most of the trace of the recording session were lost by the labels we licensed the tracks with. unique. pressed on a deluxe vinyl. remastered by the carvery. this very funky album is a must have for all the afro funk lovers!
mar & sol first release is aleluia lp from the cabo verde singer pedrinho. at the time. late 70 s. this lp was one of the biggest successes from cabo verde music. singer pedrinho moved to lisbon when he was 18 years old. and recorded this album. the first one of his career. aleluia was produced in the same street where mar & sol is based nowadays. in rua de s.bento. lisbon. portugal. this street was also where pedrinho come to live when he arrived in portugal. like the majority of the musicians and emigrants from the old african portuguese colonies move at that time. to try a new luck. a big community grew here and these artists got the opportunity to record their own traditional music by the hands of local labels. now is the time for mar & sol to give a new life to all this music. this is the first of many reissues that are coming to start the series of the label.
following the acclaimed first album of al sunny released in 2017. favorite recordings proudly presents this single remix package of open up your eyes. al sunny is a young composer emerging from the french soul music scene. soon after learning the guitar. he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. he quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves. inspired by artists such as tim maia. america. al green. and al jarreau. during his studies he met musicians including florian pellissier. and it s then thanks to florian that he met pascal rioux. founder and a&r of favorite recordings. together they produced time to decide. a first album acclaimed by many tastemakers and gaining a solid success in japan. one of the highlights of the lp was the track open up your eyes. which disclosed the premise of al sunny music style. infused with blue-eyed-soul. pop and folk. also tainted with a funky dancefloor color. open up your eyes was a perfect match to build a nice remixes package for djs. on the a side. bruno patchworks hovart delivers again a hot soulful/disco version of the song with his famous touch. as for the b side. favorite recordings asked the canadian producer jex opolis (good timin records). with a disco style slightly more oriented in electronic and house vibes.
limited repress 2018 !!the queen of the scene brings 2 tracks of gorgeous. emotional. disco-inspired deep house in the vein of her sought-after 2013 argot release. already getting played by derrick carter. mike servito. and more.
YELLOW SUNSHINE / DONT TELL ME LATER GIRL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK22.03.18
yellow sunshine by the band of the same name is an essential proto-disco jam from back in 1973. a big one with the underground disco heads and b-boy dj s in the bronx alike this record is a sure-shot! often early hip-hop djs would buy 2 copies of this 45 or the lp and cut it up long enough for the crowd to get loose and into the groove. a party-rocker of the highest order. produced in philadelphia. originally released on kenny gamble s gamble label and featuring some heavyweight players including dexter wansel. roland chambers and more. yellow sunshine is the perfect blend of funk. rock & disco old school style. backed with don t tell me later girl a la the original 73 gamble records promo this one s an essential for anyone who digs that funk! there s always been poor imitations. but this 2017 repress is from the master tapes (yes. we can prove it) and is fully. 100% legit in every way. yellow sunshine now available again. released in conjunction with gamble / pir. back on the streets. same as it ever was! buy on sight!
favorite recordings proudly presents combattant. first ep by pat kalla produced by bruno patchworks hovart. pat kalla is a musician. singer and storyteller. patrice of his birth name. in tribute to the great lumumba! lover of words. french language. and music of course. born in lyon. from a cameroonian father. musician and political activist. and a french and literary mother. he explores from his childhood the soul. the slam. the funk and the art of telling stories. life being a great one. after years of touring alongside many bands (conte & soul. legend of eboa king. mento cloub. voilaaa sound system). and several acclaimed titles on the two albums by voilaaa. he comes back with this project to put a bit of primordial lightness in a rainy world: a tribute to the african culture in honor of a father with sawa origins. the tribe from the people of makossa. jojo ngallé. moni bilé. pain. manu dibango. franco. rochereau. kabasele. fela. françois nkotti & the black style. all these legends vinyls have turned on the family turntable and the collection has whetted the child s appetite. through this new trip. he revisits styles that are sometimes little known to western audiences. such as high-life. makossa. angolan music. afrobeat. afro-disco and others. we could talk about franc cfa. we could talk about jacques foccart. but we will rather dance. because -the dancer seems naive. but his feet must be connected with earth to understand history backed by the super mojo disco. a hyperactive band from lyon with deep groove and positive energy. pat kalla offers us an anti-crisis project. where swaying and feel-good humor is mandatory! an album soon in the crates. beware cest medicament
following the success of the retro-zouk mixtapes series (4 volumes / 15k plays on soundcloud). secousse radio proudly presents its first official vinyl reissue of a long lost zouk banger. originally released in 1993-1994. those two tracks have been road-tested in various clubs and parties for months and the feedback is clear: its dancefloor devastation business. their author is jules henri malaki. an established and self-produced artist from guadeloupe. as the popularity of zouk music keeps growing every day in europe. america and asia. just whisper the name makiyaj to any of the best djs from the current tropical diggers scene and watch their eyes scintillate. this secret weapon shall not remain secret very long.
fantasy life was a one-off italo disco studio project that consisted of various producers. songwriters. and vocalists from turin. italy. the line-up included lorenzo avico. maurizio camoletto and sergio bergamin. they recorded their only single ?over and over? at minirec studio in 1985 with mixing engineer gigi guerrieri. it was released that same year by thick record a sublabel of il discotto productions and became one of the most coveted italo disco 12?s. ?over and over? is a parable that describes the story of a girl growing up. comparing her life to the changes of the moon. signature linn drum and simmons drums create the driving rhythm track that hauntingly sways back and forth. the vocal version has a nearly two minute extended instrumental break in the middle of the song heightening the dramatic pace. on the b-side is a dub version with extended instrumental breaks. bass lines and occasional vocals. both songs are remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the vinyl is housed in the original jacket featuring a painting by andrea franzoso and includes a double sided postcard with lyrics and notes.
following cottams critically acclaimed i cant carry on ep. which marked the inaugural release on fatcat records new electronic sub label fcr. the highly-rated dj/producers new 12inch drops also via fcr. locked in the groove is a groovy. boogie chugger. which powerfully ebbs and flows over nearly 11 captivating minutes. and sample heavy dub is all dark n heady eastern atmospherics. whilst dreaming of another place is a fathoms deep. epic journey into mystical and majestic dub-house. an avid participant in preston s early rave scene. paul cottam inevitably pursued djing. progressing to warm up slots for his techno heroes surgeon and regis. tentative steps into production using ableton were met with such encouragement that cottams debut releases began to appear. a set of four untitled. un-marketed and unpromoted vinyl self-releases created a huge organic stir with record collectors. attentive journalists and djs including moodyman. gerd janson and soul clap. this buzz was helped in part by speculation on his identity. but was primarily due to his simple yet effective. flavour-filled and groovesome tracks that blurred the boundaries between re-edits. reworks and originals. moving between slow-mo chug and more straight-up house. whilst encompassing elements of disco. hip hop. nu soul and afrobeat.
black bones return. and its no surprise they re 3 for 3. as another back-breaking digging session has unearthed some sacred remains. ready for modern dancefloor re-animation ! kicking off with a peak-time. synth heavy. symphonic disco damager. before moving into dense undergrowth for a spot of hip-bone shaking first world anthropology on the flip an immaculately dubbed colon examination ends with a carnivalesque payoff. while they wrap things up with a rib-tickling dubwise depth charge ! limited. hand-stamped vinyl 12 inch
the new mic label launches with some previously unreleased and unheard material from uk diy jazz funk maverick. mike collins. or more the brains behind that spacey loft classic. rude movements as sun palace. mic presents a small archive of collins material (recorded around and after the time of rude movements) and reveals the more experimental side of collins production. five tracks that explore early. proto-house music. electro and fascinating drum machine observation. essential issue!
on their latest release. the magic movement presents a concept ep by luca musto. in which he reflects on the story of his provenance. dipped in blues and marinated in jazz. this release is a diverse journey in all the ways: once upon a grind kicks off with a reflection of his father s immigration from italy to germany. the strong groove of this moody gem reveals luca s roots in hip hop. making heads nod without any trouble. next up is parabel . a hypnotic slow-house jam. with rich textures and alluring vocals which tells of new adventures on the road. let me down opens the b side with dense soundscapes. sprinkled with dreamy synths and strings. while iorie closes the curtain with a dubby and stripped down remix of the track on b2. -be water he said. this state is tremendous.-
pardon us. it just had to be done! a remix package for tornado wallaces bestseller and critically-acclaimed debut album lonely planet. guest list: i:cube. move d. prins thomas. menu: two masterful house music takes on today. one psychedelic bongo shuffle with the parts of trance encounters and an added bonus beat. results: entertainment. excitement. enticement.