ltd 2018 repress!! the new label run by so inagawa and dj masda who organize a club party called cabaret based at unit/ saloon tokyo. the first release is done by so inagawa, the label owner, who used be a part of the suffragettes and has released groovy and modern house tracks from the labels like op.disc, tsuba, relaxine, telegraph, minimood under his own name
first second label drop their 6th release from the mysterious berlin based duo g.e.o. corp. college drive, one mix for the school day and one for the night class with a der opium queen 3am dub mix for those nitelinkers or early starts. i think its alright? like ive heard it 1000 times and i still like it, plus i played it in clubs a few times and people had a good time, there’s a breakbeat in it, a big piano so solo, and one of those naff korg m1 saxophones thats in every house record. tip! – g.e.o. corp
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.
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. licky & the dream lovers massive afro-disco groove african rock is the next in a fully licensed series of queen constance rarities to be repressed. licky seems to be yet another studio group put together by peter brown in order to explore different sounds and styles. this raucous piece of uptempo, blazing disco really does the business in the dance, a truly immense club record, which is not surprising considering brown is at the helm. ridiculous funk on this one. across 2 sides we are treated to 2 slightly different versions of the cut, both equally as good, you could literally put the needle on the record, let it spin and watch it do damage. this one is an essential, a truly sought after record that commands extremely high prices on the used market when it shows up, but rarity aside, it is an absolute bomb and deserves to be in any self-respecting disco jocks bag of tricks. this is a 100% legit reissue, made in conjunction with above board distribution and the demon music group, lovingly remastered with love by optimum mastering, bristol uk.
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.
the italian act geometric vision has earned a solid reputation as one of the best post-punk bands out there. this ep, with specially remastered versions, is an extract / advance of their very awaited new lp -fire! fire! fire!- to be released next april 23 at swiss dark nights on digital / cd and on vinyl standard lp version on manic depression records. somehow near of the best the cure but with clear reminds to the stone roses for the exquisite use of the reverbs and delays on all tracks, but all that, surely, with a more agressive and darky approach. volkan caner of she past away helps gv to close this ep with the amazing -jelly dream-. it arrives on 12″,,, ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem
aretha franklin is a giant both of soul and american popular music. aretha was recognised as a talented musician at an early age. a gifted pianist and with a voice already containing the power that would become her trademark. this collection puts a spotlight on the early columbia years and gives a unique insight into the development of a singer who has long since become a household name. pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
the finnish tropical troupe maajo is back with a two-track ep. in contrast to the afro-balearic sound of their 2016 debut tropic of tulli, the new defo / mansaba ep is a step in a deeper and sometimes darker direction. defo kicks off the ep with a driving 5/4 rhythm. reminiscent of mark ernestus’ ndagga sounds, it is a tribal tune with maajo’s signature ethereal disco elements. trevor deep jr.’s version straightens out the original’s unconventional time signature and focuses on a four-to-four beat and plenty of berliner dub. the remix is a solid dancefloor tool, traversing the original like a train making its way through a dark rainforest. the b-side is entirely covered by mansaba, a 14-minute long journey into inwards. this studio jam, recorded largely live, is a wild mixture of polyrhythmic sequences, krautrock guitar licks, equatorial forest percussion and violin synths. the trip starts slow and soothing, sneakily picks up pace and keeps grow and growing, eventually exploding into a full-on tribal dance.
queen (extended)- is ten walls s first release for memento records. this 8 tracks album on double vinyl is a vivid depiction of the lithuanian artist top-notch production skills, his wise use of subtle melodies and harmonic progressions, as well as his pointed dancefloor instinct.