new york city house / disco imprint. on a1: well being s remix of detroit jevantte s, mr. piano man is a slamming baseline loop driven groove. next up ari bald and martín miguel, of better listen records fame, bring a summer edit fit for a wbls barbecue. on the b side we have a special filtered out cut with a big low end from tilman. finally on b2, a track from higgins with filtered strings on top of raw house drums.
victor simonelli opens up the vaults once more to unlock groove committee s dirty games , the follow up to the seminal i want you to know . taking the blueprint from his timeless house classic, simonelli reworked the bassline for this 92 follow up whilst holding onto that sublimely simple yet powerful chord progression, one that never fails to put a smile on the face. add in a helping of swung hats and crunched up shakers and this is a classic by anyone s standards. the vocals - a charged up, evocative warning to a mistreating lover - fit the nyc garage house rhythm so perfectly and deliver a raw emotion to the track. next up the dubb mix kicks off with the accapella vocals laid bare in all their glory, before that piano progression lays the path for the full force of dirty games to make its impact. there s more space between the vocals in this dub mix, allowing simonelli s production prowess room to breathe. a surefire spine tingler from start to finish. on the b side, simonelli offers up his 1993 re-edit, extending, elongating and beefing up certain elements to captivate audiences all over again. closing out the e.p. is groove committee s 93 track i wana hold you produced in collaboration with glenn sweety g toby - it follows that same garage house shuffling rhythm, with soul-laden organs and paula brion s killer vocals. another much welcomed reissue of some of victor simonelli s most sought after tracks, remastered by the man himself for a new generation of listeners.
jovonn returns to his body ndeep label to release the album timeless, his first since blaque house released on code red back in 2009. with releases on such labels as clone, apollonia and dogmatik the last few years, jovonn set up his body ndeep label in 2017 to release tracks from himself and other like-minded producers. the album focusses on the deeper side of house and jovonns trademark new jersey house sound, with contributions by patrick mangan (violin) on hesperia soul and cassioware on turnin me out.
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback. number 3 in the series kicks off on a proper old-school tip with cls mammoth can you feel it from 1991, a collaboration between todd terry and benji candelerio cls made a huge and lasting impression with this euphoric and anthemic slab of dancefloor madness. instantly recognisable from it s ravey riff and funky drum programming, file this one under rave classic ! over on the flip side we have south street player s smoothed out (who) keeps changing your mind? , a rolling and deep jam from roland clark and george morel that came out in 1993. this one s some lights down, honest to god soulful house music, skipping garage drums and that organ driven groove offer the perfect vehicle for clark s gorgeous vox to soar over. yet another set of absolutely essential sr cuts from the archive! remastered with love by optimum mastering, bristol from original master sources. made in conjunction with strictly rhythm 2018.
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback.
a much in demand reissue of two of nyc born-and-bred, pal joeys, classics from his joint label with reynald deschamps, loop dloop. first up, party time which harnesses that 90s nyc underground house energy with a rawness that was to emanate through many of pal joeys subsequent productions. scalpel in hand, joey expertly crafted this sample laden groover, his trademark stuttering, off-kilter rhythms, loops and fills keeping listeners on their toes throughout, never knowing how the next phrase might unfold. on the flip, raw love utilises a seminal disco classic as its main sample source, looping it in a way only pal joeys mind knows how, adding percussive hits and extra effects to create an innovative, animated and exhilaratingly rhythmic dancefloor bomb. both tracks are perfect examples of the simplicity and seeming effortlessness that pal joey maintains in his productions, adhering to the mantra that less is more but with a resonating rawness that touches deep down in the soul.
gospelhouse from heaven! yes - this is a very special record: nyc‘s phenomenal handclap band meets londons ray mang - the psychedelic soul disciples meet the disco champ by way of remix. ray mang is a hero to fans of underground disco: remixer, collector, producer, dj - he is part of that magic circle of london dj connoisseurs around dj harvey.
the first in a smash bomb trilogy of 12” monster dance floor madness. s.a.m. goes deep and groovy with the a-side track philokalia. it s a lush but powerful 909 driven journey with a power climax with stabby melodic synth strings reminiscent of underground resistance. the b-side features a unique exploration into the use of ravy armand van helden-esque sounds mixed with a powerful simple beat and melodic synths and a whispering voice. two tracks that has already seen support from raresh, mandar, matthew dekay and more this summer.
with the disco revival firmly set at full steam quantize recordings felt it was the right time to dig in & rework what is widely regarded as one of the biggest anthems from the disco era - loleatta holloway’s “love sensation”. often imitated, & much sampled they had to be firmly on their game with this and boy did they hit it hard now blessed with the talent of susu bobien on lead vocals (and the equally talented tasha larae on bvs!) alongside a full horn section, “love sensation” is back once more and ready to do damage to a whole new generation of dance floors! the much sought after accapella is also included on this release, the only format you’ll ever be able to get this on!
italian producer piero pirupa’s musical cv is nothing short of impressive. so it’s no surprise that his next production has found a home on damian lazarus’ crosstown rebels, enlisting the vocal talents of new york’s mr.v. influenced by the sounds of 80s and 90s chicago, pirupa worked tirelessly on this ep to reach a version he was happy with. after seeing the reaction from dancefloors around the world, he decided to send it to carl cox and damian lazarus. we must be (the piano track) breathes new life into today’s dance music with a message from a bygone era. it harks back to the golden age of house music with its lush piano topline and positive message sung by mr.v. happiness simply emanates from this production. with lyrics such as “we must be all in this together, we must live to respect one another” and “this is the plan to make us unified” it takes clubbing back to a time when everyone came together on the dancefloor regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
matt edwards’ reissue label r-time records presents ‘after dark’ this september with three tracks from mark the 909 king. following reissues of excellent music by sir lord commix, fbk and sanasol (thor & yagya), rekids offshoot r-time records now presents definitive cuts from mark the 909 king. debuting with the timeless ‘can you dig it!’ on sex trax in ’94, the producer went on to release via a number of new york house legend dj duke’s labels throughout the mid-nineties. a huge fan of dj duke since the 90s, matt edwards even held a sex mania night at berghain in 2009 featuring a rare dj performance from the duke himself. alongside tracks by roy davis jr and trackman (jon cutler), ‘after dark’ featured as part of a va release on the label dj exclusive, whilst ‘into space’ landed on rated x records, and ‘the loft’ appeared on the ‘can you dig it’ album via power music records. ‘after dark’ set the tone of the package with a piercing drum groove, airy arpeggios and a funky bassline, before cosmic synths and crunchy snares work alongside scintillating chords in ‘into space.’ concluding the package, ‘the loft’ begins with a hooky bass sequence and filtered effects before soothing melodies come into play.
huge debut release by asquith on a very special self-released white label. with the lobster theremin boss having flexed his production muscle on previous releases as tom hang and chicago flotation device, this sees the seasoned british talent step out from behind the veil and lay down a seriously stomping bassline-driven garage-house a-side backed by a summery terrace-slaying mix of the aptly titled “the conditioning track”.
after shining a light on the garage’n’breaks of persian and the bump’n’house of brian bristol, the mysticisms’ crew return with another reissue, to a source of love and inspiration, the epicenter of the 90s nyc club music’s explosion and development, with an ep from the music production partnership of lee rodriguez and steven john craden.
better known as the team behind must-have the african dream double-header on eightball records, they were a feature, under numerous pseudonyms, on the early 90s nyc scene with appearances on a who’s who of labels including movin’, strictly rhythm, tribal and with elements of life, on oxygen music works.
super smooth release on nny records full of lush and sensual tracks. on the a side we can listen to nicson (flumo recordings) who delivers an excellent straight to heaven in a deep-house 90s mood, full of energy and class, after him f. vinuesa (solid tapes) approaches lo-fi and acid paths with highlands, a tune that is is capable of transporting you to another dimension. on the b side mateis e. aqir (jungle gym records) presents natural sense, a track that also takes you to a different dimension, this time more oriented to open spaces, in a balearic and new age mood fused with a leftfield touch which is a delight, and to close the compilation we have the great work of i see you in the plants, the new aka by pablo diskko for productions in an ambient techno-dub wave that absorbs you and catches you. a superb and an essential work.
oozing, oozing soul, oozing feel, oozing the essence of rhythm and the body. this is what elbee bad is about. a native new yorker who has long since transplanted himself in berlin, elbee bad aka the prince of dance is back on thema recordings with a masterclass mini album that will resonate for years to come. crossing dimensions- is more than just a record, it is a philosophy on turntablism and what it means to be engaged in this culture. sitting comfortably on the shelf next to artists like mr. g, moodymann, and dj sprinkles, elbee recalls this genuine house feeling while adding a spice that could only be summoned out of his creative nuance. from the anthemic knowledge of request monster to the bass blistering sonnets of crossing dimensions, elbee showcases the sound of an artist who is deeply in touch with himself, the crowd, and the history of this music. no filler, no bullshit, just truth, love, and house.
what can be said about this absolute classic that hasn t already been said? a true, blue gay anthem and much loved and sampled dance record, it really doesn t get any bigger to be honest. how about a super high quality 2018 reissue with all of the big mixes in one place? sounds good, right? featured here on this brand new pressing are shep pettibone s better days and club mixes, tom moulton s version and larry levan s live edit mix. need we say more? bag yourself an essential piece of disco and dance music history, remastered and reissued for today
harlem s legendary disco label queen constance has long been a cult favourite among fans of underground dance music for decades. one of many labels operating under the equally legendary p&p family of imprints queen constance was operated by one peter brown, a truly colossal figure in nyc s music scene, it s catalogue still fascinates music lovers to this day. covering a wide range of styles including gospel, early rap and disco the label s output continually finds it way into the playlists of respected dj s and selectors across the globe. high fidelity will be the first in a series of queen constance rarities to be reissued, an extremely rare and coveted record that can change hands on the second hand market for big big money, avoid those low rent bootlegs that are out there and cop this fully licensed repress. the group s self-titled sole long-player is a fantastic 6 track set of gritty, soulful and uplifting funky disco with a diy edge. not too much is known about the artists themselves, or even when the record was performed, recorded or released but it certainly sounds like a group who knew their craft inside out. the energy is high across the record and the group sound like they re on fire, just check the outrageously funkified magic carpet and you ll see what we mean. amazing. the whole project has that enchanting lo-fi, back-street feel to it in terms of production and the mind boggles as to how such a record would have come off had it been recorded at a motown or any other big studio, but no matter as this release is perfect the way it is, an essential piece of street-level nyc disco straight from the underground.
from the green hills of albania to the back rooms of new york city, sworn virgins bring the light. a strangers hand on your shoulder, bright red painted finger nails scratching your thigh, all those beautiful things that made you leave that small town you came from. greased up and ready to go, close your eyes and take it in.
acclaimed purveyors of magical (classic) world and soulful grooves, diephuis & jephte guillaume, release their colourful summer afro jam, baba m fa njika - featuring the electrifying voice of cameroon’s songbird, barbara gwanmesia. as you’d come to expect from this duo, baba m fa njika’ is a musical feast of earthy afro beats, hypnotic synths, infectious sax and rhythmic vocal chants, which, pirouetting around barbara’s magnetic croon, throbs with the love, hope and gratitude that the lyrics exude. there could be no better expression of positive power than that unleashed on this gem release from the prestigious shelter records.
one of detroits true talents today, amp fiddler joins forces with grammy winner louie vega hitting you with some funk deep house on vega records. amp fiddler is the quintessential singer / musician who has played in the seminal band parliament with george clinton, and has had his own band for years now. louie has always wanted to work with amp since first meeting him at the montreaux jazz festival when amp and his band and elements of life were on the same bill on the worldwide stage. finally coming together, amp reaches out to louie for a remix and the result is a beautiful soulful song written and produced by amp fiddler. the remixes by louie vega combining deep house sounds with the funk synths played by axel tosca. there’s one version where amp did more lead vocal overdubs and adlibs, as well a funktified synth solo version which gets immediate response when played. the four versions on 12” vinyl lend itself to different moods and are sure to bring you a dancefloor or house party on fire!
luv dancin’ is an absolutely essential record. the underground solution was one of the monikers for roger sanchez, one of the most prolific house music producers in the 90s. this 1990 anthem luv dancin is a nyc deep house benchmark. based on arthur russell’s disco classic is it all over my face and with elements of the bottle interspersed with a deep, rolling garage bassline, dreamy keys and pads, the “s” man crafted a timeless piece of dance music that still inspires today and is often imitated yet obviously never bettered! a side is the remix version featuring jasmine on vocals, while the b side is the sought after “in deep mix” from the original 12”. as with all our ny house classics, first time available on 7”.
homage returns for their fourth release with the debut ep from irish playboy kettama. the galway native is quickly becoming irelands most exciting electronic music name, known for his hard-hitting tracks laced with old school samples and classic rave sounds. the eps highly anticipated single, body, is making waves online thanks to mall grab givin it the heavy rinse cycle, most recently to a huge crowd at lost & found festival during a b2b with mella dee and denis sulta. the eps b-side is equally as big, housing two absolute peak-hour rave weapons. kettamas bucklyn bridge ep is one hell of a debut, and what better home for it than homage, the new york city label voted most likely to sustain themselves on bodega sandwiches.
nyc based label and radio show ethereal beatbox returns with 4 fresh cuts home cooked right here in the big city by two of its natives.
side a introduces the mysterious bowery hotline - a born and bred new yorker, crate digger, and crafty producer. starting things off right with tough and slappy b’more style rhythms and an ode to saucy diva vocals, “you tha one” is sure to shake any floor into submission. track 2 brings an irresistible boom-chicka mover “fanfare track”, perfectly blending rave, house, and that sweet snap of our favorite drum break of all time.
on the flip pastel voids label don metropol (c.perez) delivers a distinctly brooklyn sound with two house, techno and hip hop infused instant classics. “we accept ebt” is a guaranteed hype constructor nodding to euphoric moments of rave and chugging rhythms of inner city life. on a more contemplative tip, perez delivers “half court”, closing the ep with a kinetic reflection of his native sunset park and its vibrant streets.
glitterbox resident dimitri from paris and remixing pioneer tom moulton present their retouched mixes of ron hall & the muthafunkaz modern day soul classic ‘the way you love me’ now available on 12” vinyl. initially released in 2006, marc evans provides velvet-smooth vocals complimented by background harmonies and timeless disco production. for his iconic t.s.o.p. remix dimitri from paris enlisted the help of salsoul orchestra founder vincent montana, jr. for fresh strings as well as a new full orchestra arrangement in his version, and here he gives it an update with his previously unreleased ‘dim’s t.s.o.p. version - dimitri from paris glitterbox retouch’. tom moulton’s retouched sweet-sounding ‘philly re-grooved remix’, previously released on harmless in 2013, comes laden with guitar riffs, dreamy harps and xylophone for even more instrumental glory. two disco legends come together under one stunningly soulful glitterbox release leasing new life into this timeless record.
luke solomon’s much-loved classic groover ‘light you up’ gets a 12” vinyl release as well as the louie vega treatment on this double-sided package. the title track features the poetic talents of queen rose alongside disco cohort amy douglas and comes accompanied by the accapella. nyc maestro louie works his magic on the track with his boogie-inflicted mix featuring jazzy synths. a killer package ready to light up the dancefloors everywhere.
executive producers: brett wilcots, jim stivers & graham carlton produced and mixed by kevin dixon originally released in 1991 / official repress 2018 groovin recordings licensed courtesy of brett wilcots, thanks to kelly wilcots.
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback. what better to kick off this series of essentials than dj pierre s 1991 wild pitch mix of the mighty photon inc s anthemic generate power , a record that still smashes dance-floors across the globe to this very day, a true house classic that is the perfect opener for this new series. backed by george morel s equally influential and funky 1993 proto-uk garage groover let s groove you can see the quality control is set to high. back to back, strictly classics, nothing more, nothing less! remastered with love by optimal mastering, bristol from original master sources. made in conjunction with strictly rhythm 2018.
the strictly rhythm imprint is legendary and is instantly recognisable by connoisseurs worldwide. it s a label that has contributed time and time again to dance music culture across it s almost 30 year lifespan. countless classics passed through the nyc offices of mark finkelstein and gladys pizarro and this brand new strictly classics series looks to celebrate this cornerstone dance label and it s immense catalogue by going back to the archives and presenting some double-header action for diehard fans and newcomers alike. that s right, the proper mixes, reissued from source and remastered to the highest spec, each track spread across one side of a 12- for optimal sonic playback. the second instalment of this essential repress series sees the amazing bass tone from sole fusion (aka louie vega) take up side a. it s a truly deep slice of that nyc grit that works on every level, the rough with the smooth, trademark vega-isms and those drums! a sure-shot. on the flip is yet another gem - hardrive s just believe which is certainly a knowing nod back to the disco days delivered with gusto by louie vega and the maestro tony humphries. do not sleep on this, over 10 mins of that funk!
re-issue from italian house instigator enrico mantini which is going to set another mark in his discography. 4 of mantini’s best tracks from years 2012 - 2014 personally chosen by the artist from mantini’s very own label down da mountains.
marquis hawkes is an alter ego adopted by long time electronic music producer mark hawkins, founded for his house music focussed activities. hawkins decided it was time for a reboot after being head-hunted by old friends dan monox and kenny wasp, who had just founded dixon avenue basement jams in 2012, particularly as the material differed from what hed previously released.
garage shelter aka signal st is a french producer who did mainly tracks for skylax under the name garage shelter that has been praised by ben ufo, move d or mad rey (d.ko). he signed also some eps on midi – deux & house puff (dj steaw). he s also behing the bleu blanc house project (with hardrock striker label s head honcho). we ve been following him for years now, the result is obvious : another storming disco house classic. bangers! skylax records 4 ever
re-issue from italian house instigator enrico mantini which is going to set another mark in his discography. 4 of mantini’s best tracks from years 2012 - 2014 personally chosen by the artist from mantini’s very own label down da mountains.
nu york groove sessions drops a hot collection of 10 rare boogie funk, disco and classics taking it back to essence of the sound of new york. there’s a definitive cross section of flavors giving you a look into the late 70’s and early 80’s ny club scene. repressed and back in stock!
b from e, an uncommon name but surely soon to be know. this young danish/mexican talent has already released a successful ep on copenhagen underground posse, but now heads for 2018 with a rock solid 3 track ep at traxx underground! b from e delivers a classic and very melodic house sound, in a fusion of us garage and soulful deep house. he is pointing for the stars and ready to spread love, all over the world!
recording this record in cuba was a special moment in my life, louie says. for the first time elements of life, anane vega, josh milan, luisito quintero, gene perez, axel tosca and louie vega embarked on a trip to cuba to participate in two beats one soul album on rvmk records. the results were four tracks on the album and one of them a very unique song music and life featuring the sultry and angelic voice of anane vega. the song was penned by josh milan, and louie vega contributed with the music. gene perez on electric bass, josh & axel tosca on keyboards, and luisito quintero on percussion. released as a digital single recently, its now on many radio and club charts worldwide, as well featured on compilations. on top of all this momentum vega records, then reached out to rvmk records and licensed the track for a special picture vinyl release. the picture vinyl is a collectors piece, get your hands on it fast as there will be a limited number made. anan evega on the picture vinyl with her signature as well, colorful and sonically delicious!
b from e (frej garcia levin) represents a new generation of talented young artists making waves in copenhagen. of mexican-danish descent, and born and raised in the notorious tower blocks of the south-western suburbs of copenhagen, the 27-year old is on the up-and-up. in high demand as the founder of boom bap rap group natkat, producer of pop outfit ny sensei (new sensei) and head of tape-only label buddahood, the multi-talent seems to have a hand in everything at the moment. his 2017 debut porno tr-xxx (c.u.p) saw some of the hottest names in the game spinning b from e at last year s dekmantel festival, resulting in offers from several well-known record labels.
his new record on tartelet records comes as four cuts exploring different paths of the garage house sound. the opener dark energy is fueled by filthy breaks and a nostalgic theme that would not be out of place in an early atari computer game. the people (dream mix) is a trippy tour through subtle layered melodies, carried by a stripped-back groove.
on the b-side you will find positive sister (2605 tool) : a chunky cut with a serious bassline. saving the best for last, you will see , rounds off the record in style. a feel-good tune that is sure to get plenty of spins this summer. hot tip!
WELCOME TO PARADISE (ITALIAN DREAM HOUSE 90-94) - VOL. 3 (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl NL01.06.18
safe trip is taking one final deep dive into the warm waters of italian dream house with welcome to paradise volume 3, the concluding chapter in the label’s journey through the previously overlooked world of one of dance music’s most vibrant and influential underground movements. . while the influence of dream house continues to echo through the ages, the style was at its peak between 1989 and ’94, when producers across italy delivered a high volume of loved-up, wavy and occasionally blissful productions that fused contemporary deep house tropes – most notably from chicago, new york and new jersey – with elements borrowed from ambient, jazz and balearica.
2018 repress ... 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!
the corner and this time we welcome aboard benny rodrigues which has been completely on fire and this project sees him with his own approach to deep house in vein of ny and chicago influences but in his own unique style and across the 4 tracker ep we hear benny rodrigues in a very deep driving & emotive way talking to us through his music!
the ny house trak brought joy to dance floors world wide in 2012 and beyond. with second hand copies now fetching for 40 euros and over, we thought it was time to serve you with a limited re-issue of both this club track and can you feel it? remastered and vocals on the a-side slightly adjusted this time round too! the ny house trak is cut on one side so you know what this means: extra loud pressing for ultimate sound quality. side b contains a previously unreleased instrumental!
yesterdays tomorrows is moomins 3rd album and the first of his to be released on wolf music recordings. the album see s moomin showcasing the natural, organic sound he is known for, applying his production technique to house, as well as venturing into beatdown territory with 90s new york hip hop, and his uniquely moomin take on liquid drum & bass.
plush. palace. regularfantasy s music is about as plush as it gets, filling your area with bright melodic blankets for which to throw around your bod. turning it into a plush palace of sorts, if you will. half of this record seems designed to sooth you while the other half is all about getting you steppin . our pal dj zozi comes in with an absolute heater of a remix, taking you to planets unknown and raves gone by. without a doubt, the party is gonna be turned out.
a puerto rican sound of sound. and a cape verdean jus-ed both from the tri-state area of america. bridgeport ct. / brooklyn ny. have decided to put there cultural musical taste into a studio pot to come up with the grand combo ep. 5 delicious tracks. this is a club classic record. and a must have in your bag and collection. limited pressing 300 only.
RALPH LAWSON PRES BACK TO BASICS RARE CLASSICS VOL.4
12" Vinyl UK02.05.18
the 20/20 vision offshoot basic vision continues to mine the folklore of the legendary back to basics with a selection of carefully selected deep cuts from the history of house music. chris cuevas hip hop already sounded strong when masters at work chunked it up in dub form, and then rob mello perfected the jam when he performed an extended edit on the breakbeat fuelled jam. eddie fowlkes where will i be? is a classic slice of 90s vocal house, while free energy is an uptempo deep house jam for those feel good peak time moments. black science orchestra sound utterly timeless on the soaring new jersey deep, laying the soul on thick and keeping things fresh and funky throughout.
i wonder is the first vinyl release on sean mccabes excellent good vibrations music label. originally featured on nathan adams audio therapy lp (2013) on tribe records, i wonder demonstrates nathan s ability to write real heartfelt songs spectacularly delivered & oozing soul. the original, which saw early support from louie vega, dj spinna, mood ii swing, joey negro and kevin hedge, is now released as a single for the first time on sean mccabe s good vibrations music label. complete with brand new remixes from the one & only louie vega, and a killer late night dub from sean - this is the real deal
bawrut has had an amazing couple of years. since kicking our label off back in 2015 with the modern acid classic ciquita (12inches of which will now set you back silly money on discogs), the madrid-based producer has gone from strength to strength. last year saw him tear down sets at sonar and farr festivals, drop a feted new ep on hard fist records, and have his music soundtrack numerous adverts for fabric events. other djs have been quick to show their appreciation, and bawrut’s unique appeal can be seen in how far and wide across the spectrum his music has featured. optimo, avalon emerson, patrick topping, jackmaster, artwork, andrew weatherall and many more have all supported heavily. were proud to kickstart bawrut’s 2018 with 4x4, a brand new ep of typically leftfield bangers. these four tracks come on like a whirlwind journey through a bawrut dj set, with something for every time of the night. ghettoscar fuses african chants with burbling acid, building the kind of goodtime dancefloor warmth bawrut is famed for. more cowbell does exactly what you’d expect, giving djs a glorious, cowbell-powered disco bomb that fuses the spirit of incredible bongo band with classic nyc house. i hear voices is a crazy ride, with an expertly cut up vocal sample repurposed into a weird, descending riff that’s quite unlike anything else out there. throw in bawrut’s trademark kitbag of carnival whistles, rattling latin percussion and a creeping acid line that works itself up into a soul-salving joy and youve got a modern classic on your hands. finally, lead track three sounds is probably bawruts biggest moment to date, a peak time jacking techno monster built from the most minimal of elements - drums, claps, a one note bass squelch and a tom drum gone wild. bawrut takes this tom sound and treats it like a 303, pushing far off the rails, working it up and up, twisting it through pitch and frequency like a man possessed, raising its pressure til it tears off the roof. theres no one else making techno quite like it - and you can expect dancefloors to be going crazy to the mania of three sounds throughout 2018 so there you have it - four more missives from the wizard of madrid. play em loud.
groove boys project is a french duo composed of projecture and boyzi. inspired by the masters at work sound and new york / new jersey house, they produce old school house music. they ll present their first release luv is ur luv ep at the end of march.
trinidadian producer and long respected deep house soldier damien lee ah yen aka trinidadian deep returns on the legendary shelter label for an ep of sun drenched, soulful sounds entitled tribute songs . this ep marks the start of a new run of releases for the newly regenerated ny house label that has long been at the forefront of the deeper end of house and garage for over 2 decades. trinidadian deep s latest effort see 2 brand new cuts - dear owen & snake hips cover a wonderfully emotive and rhythmically driven pair of cuts that can work on the dancefloor at any time of the day or night! on dear owen gorgeous melodic pads envelope around recordings of children playing far off in the distance, weaving guitars and live percussions drive us into a dreamlike state, a truly sublime and blissed slice of music indeed. snake hips sees things move in a more stripped back, techy direction that still maintains the td trademark deepness, a blend of detroit leaning synth notes and live cowbells combine to create a joyful mood that will undoubtedly take the dancers off into a new cosmos, heads down and hands up to the sky. a truly original 12- here and one that sees the shelter label heading off into a new and exciting direction for the future, essential house music.
jonny whites art department returns this march with his first solo ep in nearly 3 years, the first of a string of releases planned for 2018. the record features three inventive new tracks, including one produced in association with new york house pioneer toddy terry and vocalist roland clark. in no uncertain terms, this package re-asserts art department as one of contemporary house musics most essential voices.
richard sens sound has always been influenced by black dance music and european electronic music and these two tracks carry on the vibe dark, electronic funk! flow master is inspired by old school new york house combined with european industrial body music. sen calls it muscle house. bad meaning good is a lighter, deep groove that takes inspiration from african percussion artists like kongotronics.
kerri kaos chandler dropping some neat mid 90 s nyc/nj house pressure on the mighty strictly rhythm! that s right, another little gem mined outta the sr archives, from deep within! under control across 4 mixes gives us that sound, that hard kicking kc groove that we all know & love. an oft overlooked number from kerri s catalogue under control will appeal to all fans of real deal house music. featuring longtime collaborator yahya mcdougald on vocal duties this one ticks all the boxes and has been given some tasty 2018 remastering treatment and repressed onto a high quality, weighty 12inch for all you record lovers out there, this one will keep them moving in the mix. perfect nyc/nj house sounds here, untouched and represented in its original 1993 form with original strictly label artwork, no sleeping permitted!
bout time we release another long-player, right? right. seven tracks of straight disco-flecked, hip-hop-laced, mpc-orchestrated pulsating house. house that s speeding down the highway at ninety in the middle of the night, house that s a packed dance floorundulatingin a heavy cloud of fog, house that s fast-forwarded time-lapse video tours through new york, tokyo, paris, london. throw gaspar noé s enter the void in the dvd player, double the playback speed, mute the audio, play vinum over it on repeat, and then some of the above will make sense, come into focus. or maybe it won t, but we know you ll have a hell of a time doing it.
hackney vandal patrol is a brand new project from long time friends and neighbours scott fraser & richard sen. focusing on their joint love of that deep miami/ new york house sound, vol i is the first edition in a series of ltd 12inches. heading back to richard s heritage of being a highly respected graffiti artist, each one is hand tagged by richard in his own unique style and numbered with an insert by scott. the first release, bound by faith is a straight up and direct for the dance floor miami style deep house cut, complete with reverend jesse jackson speech on the vocal version. for the dj crews there is a deeper redemption dub stripped back bass hit with added percussion and a re-programmed instrumental of the original. the hackney vandal patrol were once despatched to patrol the streets around the mighty london borough of hackney.
itd be hard to start a label to take pot shots at the increasing cultural value placed on popularity over talent, and then name the participants, right? right rome may well be burning, but we re dancing in the flames reserve not met will not be undersold reserve not met will not provide a money back guarantee reserve not met will not be held responsible for poor use of reserve not met product expectations are left at customers own risk
every now and then a release comes along from out of nowhere with little fanfare, no social media or extensive pr campaign enabling those who discover it to simply focus on the music without bias or preconceived ideas which can so often cloud our judgement these days. the hypochondriac ep is one such release, bringing four diverse tracks which veer from the heavier percussive groove and goose-bump inducing rhodes of the title track through to the spaced-out, soul-drenched vocal workout existential. on movement and ghosted we’re treated to deep and tracky shuffled grooves and 90’s inspired nyc deep house with a nod to dopewax and henry street. simply put, this is the kind of record that back in the day would be your secret weapon for many years with all four tracks working their magic in different sets in different situations and places. we hope you enjoy this little slice of house perfec-tion!
ambroise is at the head of the first ep of amsem, sub-label house of mesma records. jazz, new york house and french touch, ambroise put all his influences through its mpc to produce his first record. supported and played by paso, flabaire, gabor, aymar and joe lewandowski
reality check a one-off project from freddy turner & jason hernandez who dropped this soulful, street-tough slice of house on strictly rhythm back in 1998. this is one of those hidden gems, tucked away in the recesses of the strictly catalogue, so it may well have slipped by under the radar save for a few dedicated heads and vinyl junkies! it s got that nyc sound, hard drums, vocal samples, tripped out loops and stabs. perfect dj material if you re into the funked out stripped back house sounds of the mid to late 90s, this one will certainly be (in) your bag. fantasy has been given some tasty 2017 remastering treatment and repressed onto a high quality, weighty 12inch for all you fiends out there, this one will keep them moving in the mix. perfect nyc house sounds here, untouched and represented in its original 1998 form, no sleeping permitted!
executive producers: brett wilcots, jim stivers and graham carlton produced by riley evans and larry heard words & music by k. dixon and k. wilcots remixed by frankie knuckles licensed courtesy of brett wilcots
the original, the inspirational, the bombastic, the never bettered, the one. don t make me wait is all of the above and so much more. classic to the core. huge earth shattering record right here. ok, so the scoop, for the uninitiated is this - the peech boys were larry levan s group, we re talking early 80 s nyc here, 1982 to be precise, around the height of the paradise garage as larry was making the transition from superstar dj to producer. he brought a sparse, dubbed out, narcotic late night feel to the overall sound of this record. this was a short-lived project, but the influence is still felt today, the peech boys dna is inside the veins of modern dance music, as is larry s. there is no underestimating what an impact this record had. 7+ minutes of electronic bliss, trailblazing stuff, and don t get us started on the dub. do yourself a favour, buy this classic if you don t own it already, you ll keep coming back to it time and time again. guaranteed. this essential 12inch is repressed here in it s original 1979 glory, an essential classic that has stood the test of time for the last 30+ years & is now available again, remastered & repressed for 2017 in conjunction with west end records, nyc.
written by nickolas ashford and valerie simpson
licensed courtesy of valerie simpson, hopsack & silk production, inc. published by nick-o-val music company, inc. (ascap)
official release groovin recordings 2017
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 its safe to say the original he knows exactly what hes doing when it comes to this music thing! pair louie with the legendary king street sounds label and youre 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 95 north, basil, mood ii swing and more 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!
ltd 50 % deal - 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!
ok. this is an anthem. you know “dance” already, right? huge pal joey jam from way back in 1990? the one that flips carl bean’s “i was born this way” into the stratosphere? yeah, that’s it! except this is that track reimagined by 2 killer producers, flipped and edited into the cosmos by the new jersey legend kerri chandler and the west coast’s onionz, probably the only producers who could touch such a stone cold classic and actually bring something to the table! originally out in 2002 these 2 edits / mixes are total weapons, you need this 12” in your bag. everything is touched, tweaked and blended in just the right way and full respect is given to the mixes. this isn’t no fly by night re-edit thing, this is heavyweights bringing us some heat and their interpretation of a track that was obviously a huge deal for them on a personal level. do not snooze on this, masterfully repressed, with the full consent of everyone involved and remastered on a solid 12” for you all.
the mysterious parisian chevals joins better listen for their eighth outing, after making his debut on nycs homage with a global affair. his effort on blr is conceptual, taking the scalpel strictly to japanese disco soul material and adding that sweet bump like only the french can.
SUMMER DANCE / AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (DANNY KRIVIT EDITS)
12" Vinyl UK15.12.17
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!
i choose you 3 winans brothers feat. karen clark sheard remixed by louie vega is the very reason house music is known around the world as a spiritual thing! house and gospel have shared a dance floor from the very start thanks to pioneers like louie vega who harness the joy and inspiration of gospel with the motivational energy of house. never was this more evident than in the 1st project louie vega and 3 winans brothers featuring the clark sisters came together for in 2015, dance which was a world renowned sensation and the catalyst for i choose you .
groove patrol aka the 95 north crew dropped these 2 sides of heavyweight nyc garage pressure in 1993. one listen and it’s obvious the influence records like this had on uk producers and scenes. swinging, funked out and tough, all at the same time, need your love is here across 3 mixes. the original mix itself sounding the most uk-centric for sure. if soulful, underground us house is your bag you’ll be needing this reissue for sure! absolutely oozing class, classic material. dancin’ to the music is the b-side, 2 mixes feature, again and it’s that 95 north sound - drenched in soul, yet street at the same time. both versions are hard enough for the heads, but musical enough for the dancers who are deep in the speaker stack. brilliant stuff for house lovers old and new. this one’s a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster, featuring all cuts, unedited, as per the original release way back when. essential stuff here. do not sleep. a worthy addition to any dj’s bag.
THE DUB I LOST EP (DANNY KRIVIT EDIT / RON TRENT 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 zepher in 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.
tribev10 features tracks by teddy douglas, timmy regisford & arnold jarvis remixed by the legendary ron trent and danny krivit.