walter gibbons, a true master of the mix, a disco legend, a pioneer of dance music. theres literally very few who can lay claim to progressing the artform of studio mixing and technique than the late gibbons. his contribution to contemporary music cannot be understated, first as a dj where his drum laced experimentation captured the ears and minds of his peers and the dancers, then later as a mixer and studio genius where he continued on his quest. often fixated on the percussion and breaks within records his versions would often dive into spaced out, dubby and stripped back territory that very few of his peers were even contemplating at that time, fervently reconstructing the tracks themselves and often the time, space and dancefloor within which the record was being played. a true original, gibbons was behind many of the definitive versions of the classics, his unique style often catapulting records that were just fine in their original form into brand new colourful, cosmic interpretations that flourished sonically and rhythmically with brand new sounds that bristled with vision.
shep pettibone - a name that commands the greatest of respect from djs, diggers, dancers and music lovers across the galaxy. a name that has been emblazoned across so many club classics that the accompanying discography is simply dizzying. the underground disco of groups like aurra, first choice and candido and early 80s experimental dubbed out club cuts of cult outfits like nv, alisha and carol williams and even the heady pop chart successes of bands like level 42, the pet shop boys, jermaine jackson and many more, have all benefitted from pettibones prowess behind the mixing boards. a true musical legend and the man who literally crafted the sounds and styles of almost 2 decades of club music back to back, shep pettibones pedigree can never be called in to question.
yet another solid gold modern reimagining of the mighty loleatta holloway, this time her infamous 1977 smash hit & run goes under the knife and is tweaked to devastating effect by 2 of chicago s finest modern day editors - jamie 326 & cratebug. anyone with even a passing interest in disco or house will be more than familiar with these 2 guys names. having edited and remixed numerous cuts in their own original ways, they take this all-time salsoul classic and strip it right back to the essence, to the very basics, and in the process create a total dancefloor weapon. this edit originally came out a few years ago (2013) on a compilation that showcased the new wave of contemporary talent emanating from the windy city and naturally it was one of the cuts that stood out, finding favour with a wide variety of dj s across the board from motor city drum ensemble, todd terry, jeremy underground paris, theo parrish and more. drawing comparisons with paperclip people s anthemic throw from 1994 in the way it snatches a killer loop from hit & run s bassline, hit it & quit it is a monster, a record you ll literally play over and over and over again, a relentless disco juggernaut that oozes power. it made perfect sense for this legit single-sided reissue 12- to come out on salsoul records, the home of loleatta holloway s finest material and all of her classics. this limited reissue has been made in conjunction with jamie 3:26 & cratebug and salsoul records, 100% sanctioned and lovingly re-presented for your dancing pleasure. this one is hot. sleep at your peril!
a truly essential package for the die-hard disco aficionado or for those who are exploring this most important movement in dance music for the first time. curated with the full input and backing of salsoul records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. for listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! remastered by optimum mastering. artwork & design by million dollar disco.
from deep within the uk underground special things can emanate without warning. this is exactly what happened here, a special one-off white label remix of one of disco’s biggest stars by one of the founding members of possibly the most influential electronic music crews in the land? yep.
originally released as a promo-only white label, this remix has been wreaking havoc on dancefloors over the course of the summer and has featured heavily in the hessle audio crew’s dj sets. gaining rave reviews on sites such as ra and with people literally passing out with excitement over this very special remix / re-edit it felt only right to give it a reissue on the label that serves as loleatta holloway’s spiritual home - salsoul records. the hype is real on this one, do not sleep!
like sneaking an extra scoop (or two) of ice cream for dessert, what do you do when you know somethings bad for you, but its vice-like nature makes it all the more irresistible? vega records explores this conundrum in its latest release, cant let you go by the late, great loleatta holloway.
since the akai s1000 came onto the market in 1988, loletta holloway and love sensation in particular must be one of the most sampled voices of the last 20 years. cevin fisher anthemic treatment of it is back on playlists too, toughened up with a trademark tribal dub from dj chus, with housier takes on the b-side. a very big set of mixes, this will seriously move floors for a long to come, simply awesome.
RSD 2017: SALSOUL REEDITS SERIES ONE: DIMITRI FROM PARIS (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK22.04.17
part one of a new salsoul re-edits series launches with four reworks from disco aficionado dimitri from paris. available on vinyl for the very first time, dimitri adds his deft remix touch to salsoul favourites from loleatta holloway, inner life, love comitte and skyy.
RSD 2017: SALSOUL REEDITS SERIES TWO: DANNY KRIVIT (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK22.04.17
part two of a new salsoul re-edits series launches with four classic edits for rsd from seminal edit king danny krivit. with over 45 years behind the turntables, if anyone knows what little extra touch a record needs to work on the dancefloor…its danny! taking his editing skills to four classics from the salsoul vaults , danny delivers once again. available on vinyl for the very first time.
JOHN MORALES PRESENTS THE M & M MIXES VOL. 3 PT. 2 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK28.09.16
the original process of re-mixing repress , records was intended to provide an alternative listening experience which had been optimized for people who went out to dance at discos. john was one of the early pioneers who loved music, understood his craft and had respect for the creative work from which his mixes were derived
a treasury of unreleased, rare and hard-to-get mixes from the first generation master tapes. 9 versions, mixes and remixes by tom moulton, françois kevorkian and walter gibbons on double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
following on from the previous 3 volumes of high quality disco heat dug from salsouls legendary back catalog we have here the 4th and final installment of selections that were favored by dj-demi god larry levan on the dancefloor of his seminal, game changing nyc nightclub the paradise garage.
larry levans name is synonymous with contemporary dance music culture, his contributions are widely noted in many books and documentaries and in the memories of the lucky people who got to experience his phenomenal dj sets at the now legendary paradise garage in nyc throughout the late 70s until the late 80 s. his name is still mentioned with reverence today and he is listed as an influence by countless djs and artists across the world.
streetwise was one of the seminal dance labels of the eighties, responsible, with its subsidiary imprint partytime, for several important and influential examples of the dance genre. several of its releases were indicative of the directions that both dance and r&b would take over the next few years. the signing of vocal group new edition and their resulting hit candy girl is generally acknowledged as the beginning of the boy band phenomenon, and the labels last hit, music is the answer, was also a key element in the rise of house music. the label lasted for only a few years before falling victim to its own success and the related success of its owners, especially revered producer and remixer, arthur baker. here is a selection of streetwises greatest 12inch mixes, gathered from the archives during streetwise reign over the dance market presented on this vinyl.