in october 2017 honey dijon was commissioned to take part in the smirnoff were open campaign, aiming to promote inclusive night time culture and celebrate nightlifes ability to transcend gender boundaries and prejudice. as well as appearing in the were open tv commercial, honey was asked to record her take on the initiative’s ethos for creating positive change, making dance music culture a more open-minded and socially inclusive space. what resulted was a rework of ‘queen of disco’ sylvester’s ‘stars’ featuring vocals by singer-songwriter sam sparro, who she collaborated with previously on her album the best of both worlds. now being released on limited edition blue vinyl via classic music company, with breathtaking artwork from assume vivid astro focus who also supplied cover artwork for the album, the entire proceeds from the release will be donated to lgbt foundation. created with parts recorded especially for the were open advert,stars (disco version), produced with the help of classic head luke solomon and studio partner lance desardi, pops sylvester’s spangled party-starter directly into 2018. previously made available as a free download to coincide with the launch of the campaign, the cosmic energy dub, underlining honey’s acidic but sweet production, is followed by two mixes by one of her favourite producers of the moment and fellow chicagoan, cratebug. his nova remix references the classic disco elements of the original, while the supernova remix - exclusive to vinyl - goes fully intergalactic with a glorious squelching extended mix. paying lip service to the legacy of a truly gender-redefining figure whose music is nothing but inclusive and empowering, honey dijon and classic prove the power of music to inspire positive change in the dance music communities with this stars release.
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!
mainline - legendary disco track reworked like never before. pipeline - a hot flip on this bruce johnston classic! the beat patterns alone will drive disco freaks to the edge. cratebug is a chicago dj, producer & remixer. his remixes and edits are hot gold and have found their way into the mixes and live sets of countless djs all over the world. most notable and well-known among fans & supporters of cratebug s work include: derrick carter, frankie knuckles (rip), louie vega, kenny dope gonzalez, dimitri from paris, boris dlugosch, francois kevorkian, danny krivit, moodymann (kenny dixon jr.), theo parrish, master kev, moon boots, jackmaster (jack revill), the martinez brothers, doc martin, mark farina, kon, detroit swindle, radio slave, luke solomon, jimpster, alton miller, juan mcclean, james murphy, alton miller, horse meat disco, gene farris, jack the box (tyree cooper & bobby starr), the black madonna, jojo flores, marques wyatt, terry hunter, ricardo villalobos, kiko navarro, ted patterson and many more!… released on limited blue vinyl
mainline - legendary disco track reworked like never before. pipeline - a hot flip on this bruce johnston classic! the beat patterns alone will drive disco freaks to the edge. cratebug is a chicago dj, producer & remixer. his remixes and edits are hot gold and have found their way into the mixes and live sets of countless djs all over the world. most notable and well-known among fans & supporters of cratebug s work include: derrick carter, frankie knuckles (rip), louie vega, kenny dope gonzalez, dimitri from paris, boris dlugosch, francois kevorkian, danny krivit, moodymann (kenny dixon jr.), theo parrish, master kev, moon boots, jackmaster (jack revill), the martinez brothers, doc martin, mark farina, kon, detroit swindle, radio slave, luke solomon, jimpster, alton miller, juan mcclean, james murphy, alton miller, horse meat disco, gene farris, jack the box (tyree cooper & bobby starr), the black madonna, jojo flores, marques wyatt, terry hunter, ricardo villalobos, kiko navarro, ted patterson and many more!…
cratebug is a chicago dj, producer & remixer. his remixes and edits are hot gold and have found their way into the music arsenals and playlists of many of the most respected and well known house & disco djs in the world
heres the pitch: ask six of chicagos finest exponents of bumping house and pitched down disco cuts to contribute some of their finest works, blend them all together and present in the appropriate space either side of two 12 inch slabs. whats the end product? the rather hot looking chicago service from the amsterdam label lumberjacks in hell which features a merry cast of the citys finest in gene hunt, rahaan, jamie 3:26, cratebug, hugo h and boogie nite across two hot plates.
one of chicagos most slept on remixers drops this 12 inch on tugboat edits featuring two of his best edits, unavailable anywhere until now: snakes and caveman. in 2013 he had releases on persnickety, grimy edits, and lumberjacks in hell and rocked it. hand stamped and numbered 12 inch.
coming off of a successful run of 3 hot vinyl releases from the same number of labels in the between mid-sept and mid-november,hit it n quit it(lumberjacks in hell label), mlk dreams/over my face(persnickety sounds label) & get up move your body (grimy edits label) cratebug slams you with yet another trio of bangers to feed your dance floor
it is a family affair as grimy returns with heat from the windy city known for amazing dance edits. tim mcallister takes it out the gate with *rollin*, a classic soul/disco beater replete with joyous flute trills, leslie speaker efx and a pumping house kick. in-demand newcomer cratebugs *get up move your body* is a spacious, cosmic edit of a little-remembered canadian gem. the song ends with an intuitive synth jam that will be enjoyed by djs and home listeners alike. longtime grimy associate rahaan ends things with a bang. his largely original *buari traxx* mixes ghanaian rhythms with killer disco bass and the nuanced, tracky drum programming you could find on a dancemania record. the brilliant track is built for the floor and also serves as an apt transition into grimy trax, a sister label that will release all new music. chicago is still burning.
persnickety sounds is here to funk-ti-fy your world! in this era of nü-disco, space disco, cosmic disco, disco house and shit, there must be a beacon of quality to light the way and lead the faithful back to a place where good grooves matter and realness is holding court. let the labels fall and just get it movin.
for over a decade, defected miami mix albums have brought together the best new underground house music, championing upcoming talent and highlighting material from established artists. defected miami 2018 continues the tradition of forecasting the records that will soundtrack the miami winter music conference and go on to remain playlist fixtures for tastemaker djs throughout the summer. diving right in with the sunshine-ready beats, riton & kah-lo fake i.d., the collaborators follow-up to their grammy nominated rinse & repeat, sets the tone for the opening quarter, maintaining the high energy through to first lady sam divines joint effort with cassimm, what god has chosen. it wouldnt be a miami album without some soaring vocals, delivered by kandace springs on the latest kings of tomorrow anthem ‘faded’ (sandy rivera classic mix) and by the gospel-powered dames brown on sophie lloyds calling out. more direct club-focussed highlights include rapson featuring nathan thomas heat (scott diaz remix) and claptone featuring ben duffy in the night, taken from the berlin hit makers forthcoming album fantast. mella dees future hit techno disco tool provides jumping tech with a cheeky disco nod while the glorious new york-styled the people by eli escobar off his acclaimed album shout ensures that the album takes a trip through the full house spectrum. spread across two expertly constructed mixes, defected miami 2018 is an essential collection that brings the florida vibes to wherever you may be.