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.
contemporary disco remix guru moplen steps up to the salsoul archive and turns in 2 absolutely stellar reworks of some solid evergreens. always remixing and reworking with the utmost respect and understanding moplen takes these classics into a new direction, working from the stems and retaining the funk, soul and grooves of the og s. the disco mix market is a busy one these days with lots of people taking a shot at the classics in their bedrooms, but not these, these are legit, heavyweight mixes created by someone who knows! candido s jingo sounds completely fresh, beginning with a totally unheard first few bars, rearranged piano motifs and dubby sounds bristle up against the percussion, all with an even heavier focus on the cuban, latin roots of candido camero s sound, amazing! you ve heard this one before, but not like this. on the flip is first choice s all-out anthem let no man put asunder - again a truly original reimagining of a stone-cold classic, using the percussions and infamous vocal vamps to devastating effect, absolutely essential versions here. moplen has truly done the business. this limited reissue has been made in conjunction with above board distribution and salsoul records, 100% sanctioned and lovingly re-presented for your dancing pleasure. this one is hot. sleep at your peril!
legendary australian disco-fiend late nite tuff guy turns up the heat on the equally legendary salsoul records with 3 absolutely stellar reworks of some bonafide classics. somehow, lntg manages to tweak these old-school recordings and injects a thoroughly contemporary edge into them, making them sound brand new. featured here are 3 stone cold salsoul monsters, all respectfully handled and edited with care - first choice s uber-classic doctor love & love having you around (penned by stevie wonder & his then wife syreeta, no less!) and double exposure s anthemic everyman all go under the knife in the best possible way! beautifully mastered and featuring special black & gold salsoul label artwork this special record store day ep will undoubtedly be a collectors item! one for the disco heads right here!
written by one of the seminal figures of the philly sound - norman harris, the player is arguably one of the groups greatest records. on the flip, nyc dj & producer mike maurro respectfully remixes the original.
THE STARS OF SALSOUL (FRANKIE KNUCKLES & TEE SCOTT REMIXES) (2X12INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK26.09.17
legendary philadelphia group first choice are undoubtedly disco legends. over the decades they have blessed turntables and eardrums with a slew of classic club records, look at any list of dj s choices or benchmark dance records and you ll see - doctor love , love & happiness , armed & extremely dangerous , double cross , love thang and many, many more! now, that s impressive. a truly legendary group, first choice came from humble beginnings during their student years in their native philly. off the back of some promising local appearances and some radio play they ended up working under the watchful eye of impresario norman harris who was managing soul legends the delfonics. the rest, as they say, is disco history! featured on this incredible compilation is some of first choice s classic mixes and cuts, touched by the old school masters, mixed by the heroes of disco - tee scott, shep pettibone, larry levan, tom moulton etc. truly an essential collection featuring all the classics listed above, and more, in their full 12- mix glory, untouched, respectfully remastered and compiled here with love and care. 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.
boston s finest kon (king of nothing) takes on the first choice classic love thang. huge disco package for 2016.nfeatures the original mixes, accapella and instrumental. released in conjunction with salsoul 2016.
SALSOUL BEST REMIXES VOL. 1 (KERRI CHANDER AND JOE CLAUSSELL REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK16.12.15
two killer remixes of seminal moments in disco from 2 legends of house on salsoul. kerri chander tackles first choices incredible doctor love giving it a full house treatment like only kerri chandler can! on the flip nyc s joe claussell creates a soulful house excursion for double exposures everyman
masterpiece here! selected with love by the groove master dj funky chocolate. two extremely rare, sought after, and highly collectable disco/funk/boogie gems from 1982 produced by the great mark iv band & clausel. killer beats, strong basslines, nice melodies, amazing synth work, and sweet soulful male vocals... this vinyl record is just brilliant!!! ltd restock !!!
nice price deal !!! nice price deal !!! pls welcome this new funky chocolate offshot. dedicated to great obscure yet uncompromissing yet essential boogiebeat from the 70s and the 80s. this 3rd sellection comes from the likes of dj funky chocolate.
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.
kyle dixon & michael stein once again steer away from cliché, maintaining the pace they’ve set for themselves while subtly shifting tactics, just enough to keep fans hooked. their lush, deep music quickly shifts with jarring synth blips and misty, creaky chords whilst slowly descending into darkness. pressing on crystal clear vinyl with blue & white splatter.
kyle dixon & michael stein once again steer away from cliché, maintaining the pace they’ve set for themselves while subtly shifting tactics, just enough to keep fans hooked. their lush, deep music quickly shifts with jarring synth blips and misty, creaky chords whilst slowly descending into darkness. pressing on black 180 gram double vinyl.
GOLDEN TORCH II / TUNSTALL, STROKE-ON-TRENT 1969-73 (LP)
12" Vinyl UK23.05.17
zweiter lp-sampler, gewidmet dem legendären northern soul-club the golden torch in stoke-on-trent, angelehnt an dessen playlisten in der hochphase zwischen 1969-1973. mit 14 exzellenten highlights von maxine brown über first choice bis zum luther ingram orchestra. keep on burnin!
repress! this compilation is his second for bbe. few can match john morales contribution to the world of the enthusiast turned remixer come producer. john morales is considered one of true legends of the mix. and his work some thirty years later continues to be cutting wedge and inspiring. although familiar with john s work - his epic mix of universal robot bands boogie anthem is the source from which bbe records got its name - no attempt had been made to summarise the pinnacle of john s work. this second release is continued history lesson in dance music. he formed with the late sergio munzibai, m+m productions whose output of over 650 mixes will be unmatched by many celebrity big name remixers of today. from the rolling stones to gloria estefan, the temptations to hall and oates, aretha franklin to bbe - we have all been moulded by johns everlasting influence. this is the legacy of the m+m mixes.
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 80s. his name is still mentioned with reverence today and he is listed as an influence by countless djs and artists across the world.
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.
exklusive erstveröffentlichung des soundtracks des 1981 er kultthrillers ms 45 ( die frau mit der 45er magnum , regie: abel ferrara), der sogleich den saturn award als bester low-budget film des jahres erhielt. thema: die rache einer vergewaltigten frau (rape & revenge). limitierte lp-auflage auf frostklarem 180g vinyl mit großem faltposter und exklusiven liner notes des komponisten joe delia. typische früh-80er musikproduktion aus disco, no wave und drone-noise, die heute noch sehr aktuell klingt.
erstmalige nachpressung des album-klassikers von 1984! produziert von prince jammy mit der hi-times band und deren bandleader earl chinna smith im channel one studio, am mischpult saß als toningenieur soldgie hamilton. mit half pints größten hits: mr landlord, puchie lou, you lick me first, one big ghetto.half pint (buergerlich lindon roberts) wurde in 1983 schlagartig bekannt, als er den song winsome veroeffentlichte, der von den rolling stones als too rude gecovert wurde.
amazing 2 monstruous tracks straight from the basement feat. one of the original house music creator ron hardy. a side comes up with the ultra rare >let no man put asunder< from first choice, we get the chance to have the incendiary version from the master himself, ron did it to play it at the music box back in the days. more than 8 minutes of pure madness. while on b we get the brillant & timeless ron hardy mix of jamie principle cult track >your love< (female vocals), again more than 8 mn of craziness. all the real djs were looking for those for years. grab it before it is sold out, we have very few copies. a must have
amazing 3 tracks straight from the basement feat. one of the original house music creator ron hardy. a side comes up with the ultra rare >love & happiness< from first choice, we get the chance to have the incendiary version from the master himself, ron did it to play it at the music box back in the days. it is the one that has been covered this year by legowelt but ... the real one ! more than 7 minutes of pure madness.on b1 we get the brillant & timeless ron hardy mix of j geils band >flamethrower< (!) that never appeared anywhere !b2 another mega rare version of streetlife >tearin down the walls<. all the real djs were looking for those for years. grab it before its sold out, we have very few copies. a must have