leipzigs salomo who caught attention with his contribution to the labels previous compilation is now releasing his full solo lp via vary. 12 tracker that provides an organic transition from house to ambient suitable for club play, your next pool party or as a birthday gift to your mother in law. conscious of it s inspirations, the record is a slight nod in the direction of contemporary electronic music from london, vancouver and detroit that still strikes with integrity & originality.
a quartet of heavy reworks. reginald omas mamode iv truly does what he does best, bringing a percussive, low-slung funk to one of the most ethereal and beautiful pieces of soul on the album, sunshine. glenn astro, elevates bossa b to a jostling, bouncing shuffler that eventually turns around and heads skyward with uplifting chords and irresistible bass. deoke heads into the darker regions of the original for his hugely loved remix of bossa b. the bass on this one is ridiculous and has caused damage to a couple of sound systems were aware of (genuinely). finally the ever exceptional mr beatnick simply took the stereo track for kalimba 2 and edited it into a mind-opening dub. handling bass and harmonics as only he can, a true highlight of this high quality remix package.
kampana delivers once again with a pair of dance floor gems that will please lovers of funk, disco and gospel alike. on the a-side, aroop roy means serious business with reason to dance. driven by an outrageous slap bass, infectious horn stabs and a limb-shaking vocal refrain, its no surprise that this has been the secret weapon of his recent sets around the world. on the flip, detroit native peter croce, fresh from the huge success of his razor-n-tape ep, comes in equally strong, with the gospel-fuelled disco cut just like heaven. the track builds patiently, lingering on a raw disco groove, honing in on a powerful brass section and spirit-lifting vocals, and eventually climaxing with epic strings and thunderous piano.
second release of fufu records: mexican house producer sakro, brings 2 tracks with the new alias skr. on the other side, frank spirit provides two tracks which represent the core of their studio flow. starting off with an inspirational jazz tune and slicing it down to a contemporary loop.
mona musique returns with more delectable deep house for its second release: the debut ep from veteran dj lea lisa, featuring rich medina. consistently flying the flag for house music for over 15 years, lea lisa is one of those understated djs responsible for pushing the sound, regardless of electronic trends. a mainstay through her residencies in lyon and toulouse and integral involvement in respected record store innerdisc, lea has been cultivating her production skills for some time behind the scenes, until now. a long time friend of label boss nick v, playing each other s parties back in 2004, mona musique presents its second release walking la mona. inspired by the work of her mentor larry heard and her close friend kerri chandler, imagine that is classic house: simple, effective but above all emotive. complimented by the haunting deep tones of rich medina, his conscious spoken words echo discontentment around the current political (or global) climate. on the flip side lea reminisces of the early 90s with a revived spirit on intention. certainly one for the dancefloor, it is lea lisas subtle production work in the beats, synths and organs that make the difference here.
good company records & motor works is proud to present gcr008, a custom soundtrack for their latest luxury offering, designed and built by local rev-head, james ireland and styled by the mysterious ginoli. from fine-tuned machine funk (wild hall) through blacktop beatdown (carma), dub this bespoke vinyl to cassette (with our compliments) and chart a course from the garage of your mind to the freeways of detroit, via the back streets of london. flip the sun visor for cannoli, ride slow to tek g, turn down the erstwhile, eponymous untitled while you look for the right address, then pull up alongside the newest models from your favourite marques. skrrrrrrt!
2018 repress .. the legendary dimitri from tokyo wields his blade on two disco classics and re-ignites them for the dance floor in his trade mark hi fidelity style. the results are to be expected 100% dance floor dynamite! enjoy the music!
more brazilian inspired, feel good vibes from the barefoot beats crew. first up is berlin based dance machine eddie c who digs deep and drops a swinging bahian tinged groove, which is guaranteed to get you dancing on the tables! while over on the flip, rio based producers balako capture the vibe of those hedonistic carnival nights in their city when the night air is bursting and burning with excitement and anticipation. log off whatever you were doing and go barefoot instead!
barefoot beats are back with more mighty fine brasilian vibes on a limited edition 10 inch vinyl. first up is disco lover dicky trisco who really lets loose on a seriously groovy chunk of brasilian funk that unwinds slowly and deliciously until the horns declare that its time to dance! meanwhile on the flip, rio based dj and producer joutro mundo hits full-on beach party mode, where you can really feel those barefoot vibes flowing. vamos!
next up on ruff stuff music ltd are 4 killer, heavily stomping tracks on the boundaries between house and techno. untitled05 is a new and fresh evolution of the label, bringing to life a solid sound with warm and intense atmospheres, including a magic remix by dj honesty. inside the storm opens side a with an imposing groove and hypnotic stabs, definitely flashing for the dancefloor. dj honesty s remix with its unique groove and the samples manipulation, goes in a deeper direction but still strong and energetic. the b side is full of surprises with mistake a track with a raw sound featuring incessant 909 toms, piano stabs and vocals that definitely recall the vibrations of the 90 s. a home with no air represents the true soul of ruff stuff, a warm house track with female voices, stabs and a fabulous organ that will transport listeners to another dimension. just put the needle on, push play and dance! vinyl only, limited copies.
after an almost 2 year break pepe bradock is back with a special release issue : ata 1972.
this is the repress edition, not ltd. handnumbered. 2018 original repress of the limited ata1972 ,carefully overseen and in a complete and brand new art outer sleeve by the autheur - pepe, himself ! contains the same great mastercut (offcourse) than the first ata 1972 print. same vinyl, same a & b side, same tracklist, same great sound. tambourine, dancing, strings & pipe
reissue des legendären dritten peacefrog-albums des detroiter house-produzenten kenny dixon jr. aka moodymann von 2003. -silence in the secret garden- ist ein persönlicher und spiritueller trip in das herz und die seele der black music. vom düsteren minimalismus des titeltracks bis zum unwiderstehlichen funk von -yesterday s party-, dieser klassiker weiß auch 15 jahre nach seiner erstveröffentlichung weiterhin zu überraschen und zu inspirieren.