russia s underground party and podcast series abcd (any body can dance) have decided to launch their own label and geo-referencing has become a major aspect in the choice of artists for the first release. xan and honeälome are from one provincial town of votkinsk, which character left a solid imprint on the work of both musicians. experimental yet atmospheric house grooves with electronica influences and leftfield breaks for your listening pleasure!
leonard chin, born in jamaica, started producing music with legends like augustus pablo or horace andy before he moved to london in 1975 and started his santic label. what more can i say reflect this typical 80 s uk soul production, a perfect glimpse of early brit-funk works combining soul, jazzy rhythms, lovers rock, midtempo beats. the song is mainly instrumental and includes sweet background vocals. this timeless hard to find tune finally has it s first time official reissue. here comes official reissue on pépite
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.
‘you can’ stares directly into the haze and the strobes of the transformative night-out documented throughout gabe gurnsey’s debut lp, ‘physical’. undoubtedly one of the record’s most outright hedonistic moments, ‘you can’ finds gabe cheekily intoning an invitation to dance, get high, or both, assisted by a deeply trippy sonic atmosphere and a seductive, twilight bassline.
in the spirit of classic extended edits, the ‘extended dub’ version unpicks and expands on each of these elements, retaining the solid groove of the original while transforming it into a heady dancefloor tool. a staple of electro for the past two decades, the hacker meanwhile continues his recent hot streak with his remix of ‘you can’. firmly executed with his usual cyber-militancy, his simple but effective reimagining is littered with elasticated synth stabs, urgent oscillations and an audible desire to transform gurnsey himself into a man-machine.
repress 2018, finally, i was able to be re-united with my father, rick (poppa) howard, in the studio again. he had two thoughts about the selections on this particular vinyl piece: >can your love find its way< is the track that laid out, and also, that he believed us to be blessed both in being reunited, and in what we were there to do. as my father continually offers me a knowledge that takes me time (sometimes years) to understand, i am very proud to offer this release to the world.
lowrider soul heads for a south-of-the-border surf date on these two sizzling originals from alba & the mighty lions. a perfect soundtrack for cruising with the bad girls in a drop-top or soothing a late night heartbreak, la verdad and -esperando- are your tough, no-nonsense friend with a heart of gold who always has your back. soulful vocals paint a mood while the bands nimble arrangements follow every move. alba ponce de león is a multi-talented artist who cut her teeth in the swirling scene of brooklyns indie underground, backing up daptone acts charles bradley & naomi shelton as well as playing a major role in the fearsome feminist freedom fighters, the resistance revival chorus.
since 2010, buyepongo has led a steadily growing los angeles underground movement that combines the vast influence of traditional tropical sounds with the streetwise edges of the latin american diaspora. much like their name implies (translation: to cause a ruckus), their hybrid style is focused on the celebration, an infectious, energetic vibe that is universally and rhythmically connected. it ll get your feet moving, and much like many of the records from the golden age of cumbia, these two offerings demonstrate an updated and adapted reverence for the roots that is truly distinct to their own unique place and time. for the group s latest single, that place, the sprawling latinx scene east of los angeles, met head on with the east coast hot pot of brooklyn. recorded and produced in collaboration with names you can trust during the band s serendipitous 2017 trip to nyc, this new release takes two of buyepongo s most fan-favored and party-tested original songs, two that had yet to be recorded, and combines them with the nyct forty-five ethos: a stripped-down, warm analog recording that perfectly captures buye s live, bring-the-ruckus style in the room as it happened. por la vida romps over the a-side, a modern-day classic in the making whose lyrics (how beautiful is life, always full of surprises) compliment a sunny, easy-going house party vibe, while miri on the flip evolves from a loping, almost reggae groove into a transcendent journey through caribbean feel-good sounds.
a year from its inception, artesian sounds proudly presents ars002: a debut ep from emre can swim introducing his unique brand of dubby, atmospheric low-bpm house music.
envisioned as a visit to a distant island, the ep opens with ‘another shake’, greeting you as you come ashore with a warm and tranquil mood. with ‘golfclap’, you venture deeper into the mainland, the rainforest thickens and tribal dance ensues. flip the record and things wind back down with hazy after-hours groover ‘slide in deep’. finally, aleksandir makes it a family affair and joins the expedition with a remix, packed with juno melodies and and rhodes-tinged broken beats.
schvitz edits returns for its second release with a 12inch sure to ignite dance floors this summer and beyond! having found gold on a debut release filled with unexpected and unique flips of non dance music classics, nathan micay aka bwana keeps the fire going, this time with some help from his friends. on side-a we are treated to a fierce stomping take on dead can dances timeless song of sophia, courtesy of everyones favourite berlin via arizona sparkly desert rat. on the flip, glasgow favourite perko re-crafts sergio mendes magalenha into a driving tour de force. a great return for one of the freshest edits labels in the game at the moment!
ltd 7- release with classic chicago house music >>>>
there’s a reason why so many of house music’s early releases have endured over the decades. the best of them have a quality that defies logic. early house records like heard s own -washing machine,- or the -no way back- by adonis, still have the power to stun listeners and drive clubs wild. they sound alien and beautiful, simultaneously ingrained within us and so unlike everything that followed. and few sound as beautiful, or as alien, as -can you feel it.- by 1986, heard—who was born and bred in chicago and been playing in bands as a drummer—had already proved to the world that he was a master of poignant, enthralling house. the previous year’s elegant “mystery of love,” originally released on alleviated records, had featured an insistent ascending bassline repeating under a plaintive, swooning analog synth, with a gentle, conga-led rhythm setting the pace. it was soon rerecorded in a slightly more fleshed-out style, this time featuring frequent collaborator robert owens on vocals—”there’s a moment in our lives when we all must try the mystery of love”—and rereleased on d.j. international.
difusion take to their first solo release on editorial in style, with four irresistible edits of summer goodness. afrocal kicks things off channelling a slice of south african disco on the a side, coupled with a cut of electrifying funk in the form of can i do it. flip it over and you re taken on a more soulful tip for i can feel it before the sunset groover askin you rounds off the e.p perfectly.
a native of the caribbean coast of colombia, abelardo carbono achieved legendary status in his country’s storied ranks of musical icons by combining the homegrown sounds of cumbia with the chiming guitars of west african soukous, enormously popular with the local tropical sound systems, and drenching the whole thing in his off-kilter, surreal and slightly psychedelic sensibility.
with the exception of a well-received compilation of songs from his 1980s heyday, carbono has been rarely heard from outside the sweaty dancehalls he still commands in his hometown of barranquilla. now, names you can trust has welcomed the reclusive guitarist and singer back to the vinyl format with a simmering afro-carib beast of a cut, recorded with the assistance of will -quantic- holland on rhythm guitar and mario galeano frente cumbiero, ondatropica on keys and in conjunction with lucas silva of palenque records & polen records. it’s a true cross-generational and international collaboration that is uniquely possible via colombia. the first release of this expansive & power packed studio session is a cover of vallenato pioneer guillermo buitrago’s la piña madura. this updated take veers heavily towards africa on a rock solid foundation of bass and drums, with abelardo’s trademark guitar and quirky vocals leading the way.
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!
since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album in 2013 on names you can trust, la mecánica popular has quietly been contemplating the evolution of the group s sound, philosophy, and overall approach to making music. band leader efraín rozas experimental nature has continually pushed the boundaries of his own definition of not only latin american music, but its broader relationship with music s global culture and history. the sound of -psychedelic salsa- that lmp helped capture in their debut was destined for further outside-the-box interpretations, and with the formation of a new quintet lineup over the last few years, lmp began to incorporate a more free, improvised and instrumental-focused performance of rozas increasingly radical compositions. the band subsequently took this liberated approach directly into the studio, recording roza cruz live, in its entirety. it was a cathartic experience, a necessary methodology for the new album s concept that embraced the intimate performance of its players and did away with standard techniques of isolation and overdubs. the evolution of the band s sound on roza cruz brings forth a blend of styles rarely heard together, a touch reminiscent of electric-era miles davis or eddie palmieri at his most experimental, as the driving force of timbales and congas provide a bed for a wave of lush, analog amplification that mirrors the dueling leads of fuzz guitar and electric piano. but as far out as those instruments take the listener, the raw rhythm the clave always keeps it tethered to the earth and the dance, a cerebral yet visceral gift for the mind and feet.
this is the first time lowdown has ever been pressed on 12inch vinyl single since it s original release in 76. the b side brings back jojo off the 1980 middle man album, coupled with the mighty what can i say.
richy ahmed has been steadily building his four thirty two label over the last 12 months, introducing talented artists such as jansons and senzala to the fold. the imprint is fast becoming a go to label for those who like their house music uncomplicated and hype free, ensuring the chicago and detroit house sound burns bright with new music indebted to the roots of the music. after recent releases on seth troxler’s play it say it label, and remixes for london grammar, richy brings the goods back to home on this latest four thirty two release. on cant stop us, chunky stabs incessantly jab at meaty drums, as a female vocal loop rides on an opening filter. the good vibes build to a classic house piano crescendo that marshall jefferson would certainly approve of, as the soaring strings and evolving drums raise the rapturous mood to dizzying heights. on the flip, the percussive disco drums of dials mavis are bolstered by a booming sub bassline whilst deft keys and deep rhodes chords deliver the infectious melody on this bumping jazz ride.
remastered von den originalen tapes, downloadcode inklusive. -future days- aus dem jahre 1973 ist das fünfte studioalbum der band und zugleich das letzte album mit dem japanischen sänger damo suzuki. auf dem album herrschte eine für can bis dahin ungewohnte lyrische atmosphäre, insbesondere bei den stücken -future days- und -bel air-.
irmin schmidt - keyboards /
jaki liebezeit - drums /
holger czukay - bass /
michael karoli - guitars, violin /
damo suzuki - vocals
two unreleased recordings dug up by the team at numero group for their purple snow comp (get it), these were begging to be put on 45. recorded at audiotek studios inc in 1975. david z, who engineered lipps inc s -funkytown- and several prince productions, piloted both these recordings. get it on is the perfect end up night stone groove track, i can t recommend this record enough, buy it. another completely selfish venture, i just wanted this on 45.
balance recording is happy to introduce you to the presencs ok kiko navvaro. this album cut out ep that has been getting great play by the like of kerri chandler and chez damier. i can show you the way, is a very strong track and .a floor filler, while tracks like -black is black- is also getting strong dance floor feed back, while the track -everything happens for a reason, is becoming a house and techno anthem at some festival this past summer. this project is surely for those who like great music and want to keep their house music collection alive.
first off, there s up and coming austrian producer demuja, who gives can you feel the love a super deep and funky treatment, brimmed with disco percussion, lush pads and a tight drum pattern. dimitri from paris & dj rocca pair up to deliver an erodiscotique dubstrumental of right now of the highest grandeur bouncy drums, detuned synth stabs, a tropical piano and thined out vocals while going crazy on the handclaps to full effect. nico lahs also takes on can you feel the love, building a classic sounding shuffling house beat around a cheeky string sample that really suits max voice, and really shimmers in the breaks. german combo volksfreude remix hard tons tessio with a full on dramatic house flavor, exploring max vocal in full around a plethora of soft synth strings and vivid acid sequences. v limited press with hand stamp label & sticker.
CAN IT BE ALL SO SIMPLE / DA MYSTERY OF CHESSBOXIN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US24.11.17
wu-tang clan struck gold (and then platinum) with their debut enter the wu-tang (36 chambers). in addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as nme’s top 100 albums of all time, pitchfork’s top 100 albums of all time, q’s 90 best albums of the 90s, rolling stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time and 100 best albums of the 90s, vibe’s 100 essential albums of the 20th century and the source’s 100 best rap albums. and that’s the short list of lists. get on down will now be issuing every single cut from enter the wu-tang as a 7” single
hailing from the london rat race, mux step forward with the first release on teenage father and lay their distinctive style out for all to witness. their broad-reaching indie rock sound has undertones of electronica, grunge and a very british swagger that deserves to get them onto radio playlists and festival line ups aplenty. -mdma- rumbles along somewhere between soulwax, kasabian and queens of the stone age, while -teenage father- ups the intensity with a punky thrum behind the raucous guitars and grinding synths, and then -stray- finds the band mixing up the time signatures for the most adventurous cut on the record.
jiaolong and now again team up for this special limited 12- featuring the daphni edit of luther davis group s disco classic you can be a star fresh from its inclusion on daphni s fabriclive 93 mix and heard in the dj sets of daphni and his friends at festivals all over this summer. the evergreen original is included in all it s glory on the b side. the 12- comes housed in a gorgeous hand screened sleeve by tazelaar stevenson
new york and chicago collide on a one sided stone cold summer jam ! made for dj s to play and dancers to dance to !
dj support bambounou, spencer parker, ryan elliott & omar s...blowing up at panorama bar!
import vinyl only release.
after a highly-regarded debut single on names you can trust back in 2014, combo chimbita returns, expanded and transformed into one of the most original and wild ensembles currently cutting their teeth in the new york city live arena. their latest 4-track studio effort, el corredor del jaguar, co-produced by nyct s greenwood rhythm coalition and featuring the powerhouse carolina oliveros on lead vocals, is an explosive tour de force of unbridled psychedelic energy and futuristic fire with firm roots in the ritmo of the african diaspora. with connections and inspiration drawn from the vast sea of caribbean music - specifically the band s native colombia - these transplanted first-generation new yorkers have carved a unique corridor in the thriving underground jungle of the big bad city.
- limited to 500 copies - pressed on clear wax
with the release of the movie -saturday night fever- and the soundtrack album of the same name featuring the bee gees in 1978, discomania was sweeping across the nation. and in the midwest, nearly every n
originating from lima, peru - sabor y control has been holding the torch for classic salsa dura and descarga in their home country for the last 17+ years, churning out an unprecedented 7 studio albums and countless live shows and festivals. led by saxophonist bruno macher and a talented orchestra of the highest order, the group maintains a steadfast dedication to the roots of the genre while maintaining a particular vision and style throughout their own original compositions. they have been a rare beacon of light for modern salsa peruana and salseros throughout south america. now, they ve teamed up with brooklyn s names you can trust to produce their first ever vinyl release to showcase internationally. this pair of sure shot salsa bombas feature incredible arrangements & writing that are at once deep, uplifting and primed for the dancers. it s a superb taster of tunes remixed and remastered exclusively for 7-inch vinyl play.
berlin-based producer, yapacc take on the original sees him transferring the song into a dancefloor-ready track whilst subtly maintaining the ambience of the original. off-beat house-esque sub-rhythms and a melodic bassline helps to keep the energy of the track moving forward, whilst the top end guitars and vocals keep the listener interest up until the very last second. russian-based dave pads remix also helps the original move onto the dancefloor with this incredibly funky, groovy-laiden back beat which simultaneously manages to hold onto the original tracks esthetical ambience. euphoric house stabs and a continuous layered texture sits behind the tracks groove, adding a sense of nostalgia and depth to an already emotive original.
top-reissue der beiden legendären alben us-r&b/gospel-band the voices of east harlem: “the voices of east harlem” (1973), produziert von leroy hutson und curtis mayfield, und “can you feel it” (1974), produziert von leroy hutson. zwei definitive soul-klassiker auf zwei lps.
repress 2017 >> paso is back on d.ko records !
following his tracks i never on d.ko01 that received support from many big artists such as larry heard, and jeep me up losange on d.ko04, the munich-bred boy comes back with 4 deep-jazzy tracks for his first ep.
west coast duo with production from star creature alum throwback zack. double sided dancefloor heat featuring good combo of talkbox and live vocals from the new to the scene vocalist keen senzes. funk freaks approved, peak hour smoothness as zack continues his heat streak.