parisian dj and producer kiddy smile embodies the lifeblood of house music past and present. his music flashes with nostalgia for those mid-80s new york basements where house music first came alive. ‘teardrops in the box’ pulses with the intoxicating energy of a ball in kiddy’s native paris, with its deep-rooted traditions but its intensely forward-focussing culture. following up on his fearsome debut ‘let a b!tch know’ on defected, kiddy smile has deployed the well-established remixing capabilities of mystic bill, a house champion from the underground schools of detroit and chicago. his ‘jersey dub’ eases back on the tempo for a syncopated strut to the garden state, while the ‘vocal mix’ is a bulkier prospect, emphasising kiddy’s growling vocal with some serious attitude bass. finally, his vinyl-exclusive ‘acid mix’ is specifically designed for getting twisted on dark, underground floors. cowbell and raw synths give ‘teardrops in the box’ unadulterated dancefloor credentials but this is more than a club record, the layers to this track run deep.
the mighty mystic bill, a true us house legend though somehow criminally underrated. those who know, know. his records have long had a mythical status among the diggers, with dj s who delve that little bit deeper weaving his sounds into their sets. having released on numerous labels including relief, trax, classic and more bill has cemented his rep as an artist that has his own vibe and sound. bill s music exists in that space where the late night meets the earliest morning, sweaty, dark dance-floors and stripped back, jacking tracks are the order of the day... proper, real deal house music. mystic files covers the period of 1989 - 1995 and showcases some of bill s various styles, originally released on trax in 1995 this timely reissue shines a light on an artists who definitely deserves more props! this release has long been a tough one to catch with second hand copies sometimes fetching healthy prices online and collectors clamouring to harness some of bill s magic... this will be right up your alley if you re a fan of ron hardy, relief / cajual, steve poindexter, armando and everything in between! sleeping not advised!
mint condition - a brand new record label focussed on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago, detroit and new york to london and beyond, mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! dig in....
chicago house legend mystic bill joins crimes of the future with two straight up jacking house tracks with bonus instrumental and a mind bending remix by scott fraser. bill torres needs little introduction to those fans of the original chicago movement in the late 1980 s and 1990 s, he produced a string of 12inches for the likes of trax and relief records whilst playing and holding down dj residences in some of the citties best loved venues. after remixing scott fraser s no word of truth release last year on his dx recordings label his first full solo release on crimes of the future has arrived.the a cut frequency 9 is a rolling jacker with rattling percussion and dark synth stabs to dement the warehouse dancefloor and very much in the line of bills trademark style. a2 sees fraser return the remix favour delivering a massive floor bumping remix adding all new drums, 303 and huge bassline giving a nod to the classic sound of those sex trax/ power music 12s from the 1990 s with his 11 minute mind control remix. the frequency cannot be controlled! side b has both the original and a bonus intrumental of the ship is sinking, a dark slice of jacking house complete with real tension and total mastery of the sampler for those able to spot it.
JUNGLE LINE (DUNGEON MEAT & EATS EVERYTHING REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK20.06.14
a re-issue from the classic stable. this time a little something from early 90s chicago - written by mystic bill and carl giamerese the record was a staple part of luke solomon and kenny hawkes dj sets throughout the girls fm and bar rumba / space years.
big with: miss kittin, duriez & smagghe, edition two begins with brooklyn nyís frankie bones, with an amazing old school rave acid track esctacy express. secondly, tjr, a good friend of paul birken and terry mullan, offers up an amazing dark acid house cut for us from canada, mateo murphy, a new world leader in techno, contributes an amazing track to the compilation.. lastly, one of the old school legends of chicago acid house mystic bill give us take me back. !! bomb!
pop makossa - the invasive dance beat of cameroon 1976–1984 the pop makossa adventure started in 2009, when analog africa founder samy ben redjeb first travelled to cameroon to make an initial assessment of the countrys musical situation. he returned with enough tracks for an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to infiltrate the makossa style popular throughout cameroon.
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve, includes download code, 20 pages lp size booklet and 30x30cm poster.
cyclo is relaunching with an absolute classic track from its extensive back catalogue. produced by derrick carter & chris nazuka the chicago house classic rednail kidz -do my thing- was an underground smash when it was first released at the end of the 90 s. clubs nights such as space at bar rhumba rocked hard to the incessant groove of this track. we have included a remastered original with 3 remixes: the nacho marco remix takes -do my thing- into big room territory. nacho works closely with roland and on this remix you can witness big 303 lines and huge bass that will rock most discerning floors. hallo halo (jon dasilva & jonas nilsson) remix the track superbly and add their trademark warm tech sound. mystic bill creates a stunning, deep, chicago inspired, sonic journey of a remix where less is, most certainly, more. we hope you will enjoy these tracks as much as we are!
it’s the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by guts and mambo from the world over. since 2013, this duo has trademarked and branded its acoustic discoveries with the appellation beach diggin’, a label that certifies the quality and rarity of its products and guarantees a maximum dose of sunshine for every groove. braving the hordes of sugar-hungry bees swarming around boxes of caribbean records, the humidity in the holds of boats, or jostling to save 45’s lying on the ground from being trampled underfoot, guts and mambo, at the risk of their own lives, have explored the most far-flung corners of the earth, all for a single purpose: to discover and to share.
the double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a download code.
for the next installment in our watergate mix series, we turn to two close friends of the club who also happen to be some of the most sought after selectors today, the dynamic polish duo catz n dogz. the story of the fabled friendship goes back over 10 years when they first played the club inciting the first anecdote in a series of countless returns to both the main and water floors as well as our open air summer events and club showcases throughout europe. within the mix, the pair perfectly encapsulate the vibe of each respective watergate events environment proving they are masters of their craft. over the span of 27 tracks in just over an hours time, catz n dogz showcase their affinity, prowess, and knowledge of all things house. from beginning to end, the mix dives into every corner the genre has to offer, merging classic sounds with future concepts where the sounds of legends like dj garth, joakim, kalexi, jackmate, and mr. g
3 cd compilation! disc 1+2 mixed, disc 3 unmixed! sonnys journey as a producer begun at the tender age of 16 when he was making hip hop, but it was not until the likes of derrick carter, inland knights and james curd visited his homeland that his passion for four-four took firm shape. fast forward in time and the budding 27 year old has stood shoulder to shoulder with his inspirational heroes of whom now all credit him for his dexterity both behind the decks and in the studio with fodera receiving praise from some of the genres most established veterans, from cajmere to derrick carter all the way to the godfather of house frankie knuckles.
it’s the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by guts and mambo from the world over.