ABOVE BOARD DISTRIBUTION RECORD STORE DAY TITLES 2019 - LOUIE VEGA / KENNY LARKIN / THE MAGHREBAN / LANDLORD / JOE CLAUSSELL & MORE!
GenresRecord Store DaySoul
- A. Little Sunflower
Lifted from Hubbard's lauded 1979 LP 'The Love Connection', this sublime piece of melodic, deep, Soul / Jazz will have ears and minds open with it's instantly recognisable opening string sequence. Used to devastating effect on Pepe Bradock's all-time 1999 deep-House classic 'Deep Burnt', those sweeping strings capture us and lead us into a epic journey with the wondrous vocal stylings of the legendary singer Al Jarreau. This is prime early morning music, pushing all the right buttons and spreading light wherever it is played, a beautiful beautiful record indeed. What is essentially an extended and rearranged version of Hubbard's 1967 original, the '79 version of 'Little Sunflower' boasts a sumptuous arrangement and production from the mighty Claus Ogerman (Ben E King, Mel Torme, Bill Evans, Antonio Carlos Jobim & more). A truly wondrous piece of music, reissued on a single side in it's full 12" length of 9+ minutes from the source archive audio. Fully legit, licensed and reissued with love by Above Board distribution and Columbia Records / Sony BMG for Record Store Day, 2019.
A : Little Sunflower (9:20)
B : Little Sunflower (9:20)
GenresBreakbeatRecord Store DayTechno
- A. Landlord - I Like It (Blow Out Dub)
- B. Landlord - I Like It (The Maghreban Revenge Mix)
From the mists of 1989 comes The Landlord with this monolithic slab of rave history - 'I Like It'. Instantly recognisable, those widely sampled piano stabs, that bassline.... it's all there. Produced by Canadian super-producer and Big Shot Records label owner Nick Fiorucci this much sought after rave anthem was highly prized and coveted by those in the know back in the day, no-one had any idea as to how huge the record would become as it soundtracked every dancefloor, warehouse, field and loft from '89 onwards, this is it, the real deal! Enter: The Maghreban. One of R&S Records contemporary artists and an unashamed Hardcore / Jungle / Breakbeat enthusiast, he seemed like the perfect remixer. Maghreban's mix is respective of the roots and the legacy of 'I Like It', referencing some of it's later sampled incarnations in a clever and knowing way, a true DJ tool that has been road-tested and checked in clubs across Europe and beyond, his epic 'Revenge Remix' shows a deep understanding of the history of these particular records and how they work on the dancefloor. This one will have people crying for more! Also featured on this special RSD 2019 release is the OG 'Blow-Out Dub', the one that started it all. Classic material from end to end right here. Essential business from Above Board distribution and Nick Fiorucci / Big Shot Records.
GenresBreakbeatDeep HouseRecord Store DayTechno
- A1. Addis Posse - Have A Nice Time Tonight
- A2. No Smoke - Ai Shi Temasu (Japanese Love) Jonny Rock Edit
- B1. Gary A'Gaye - Lord Is My Shepherd
- B2. No Smoke - More
The WD wagon continues to roll, bringing back the sounds of London's streets circa 1992 in all it's gritty glory! This, the latest instalment of reissues, reworks and rediscoveries see's a rare EP featuring cuts from a clutch of artists from the stable including No Smoke, Addis Posse & Gary A'Gaye. As ever, the Warriors sound is a stew of Dub, Hip-Hop breaks, House, Techno and synth sounds all collaged together using minimal gear and the UK warehouse and sound-system mentality. A heady mixture, you might say. Across 4 tracks we are treated to the ruffness, a handful of club ready bombs that will still do the damage right now in the 2019. As a special Record Store Day treat the mighty Jonny Rock has been drafted in via satellite to give us his extended, narcotic re-rub of No Smoke's killer 'Ai Shi Temasu (Japanese Love)' turning it into a winding, after hours DJ tool that will skilfully snake it's way through the dance at silly o'clock at any rave. Pure joy. OG pressings of this EP are sought after, expensive and rarely turn up. Now you can own this seminal piece of UK street music with a 2019 twist, in all the right ways!
Repressed, flipped and presented by Above Board distribution / Warriors Dance using only the highest quality source materials and vibes. Check.
GenresDeep HouseDiscoNew YorkRecord Store Day
- A. Pass the Buck (A Tom Moulton Mix)
- B. Pass The Buck (Joe Claussell Edit)
Some slamming 1978 Disco HEAT from the Salsoul stable! 'Pass The Buck' is a very popular LP cut from the group's sole long player 'Law & Order', naturally any Tom Moulton mix from that period is well worth your ears and your time if you consider yourself a Disco lover, the man's hands were all over a ton of classics and he had the magic touch for real. 'Pass The Buck' has all the hallmarks of the bombastic 'Philly Sound', arranged by the legendary Ron 'Have mercy' Kersey and his team and mixed by Moulton, this blast of FUNK opens side B of said long player. Mysteriously never released as a 12", this is one TM mix that really benefits from a nice loud pressing as it is presented here on this special RSD 19 12" reissue. That's not all, throw in a super, extended, cosmically overdubbed and tweaked re-edit from NYC's master of such disciplines - Joe Claussell - and we're talking some serious business, right? Well, that's what you get on this special limited release, the full 9+ minutes of Joe's very special reinterpretation, this one's all killer and no filler. Spiritual Discofied-Funk straight outta NYC for your enjoyment! Fully licensed, sanctioned and released by Above Board distribution and Salsoul Records. Accept no imitations!
A Tom Moulton Mix
B Joe Claussell Edit
- A. KOKO - Endangered Aliens
- B. Embezzlement Society - Sobriety
Banoffee Pies drop their annual Record Store Day insert with BPRSD004. “Hello from the children of Planet Earth.” The A side sees a waterslide of sounds with break beat infused minimal techno track from KOKO. For the dance with drums. The B side comes with a somber serving of UK feelings from Embezzlement Society. With “Sobriety” A slow motion reflection with emotive speech. For the lounge. Give love, make dance, be peace like Starfish. Kiss, Banoffee xx
GenresDiscoRecord Store Day
- A1. Punkin Machine - I Need You Tonight
- B1. Suzy Q - Tonight (Remix)
- B2. Suzy Q - Tonight (Instrumental)
Double header reissue heat from the Unidisc back catalogue! One of the most in demand titles from the cult Canadian labels repertoire - Punkin Machine’s “I Need You Tonight” was first heard in the clubs in 1981 and received anthemic status, finding new favour with DJ's in the early 2000's excavating the wide world of Disco (the track featured on DFA's legendary Fabric mix CD in 2007). Copies of this instantly recognisable disco bomb are very tough to come by and are now going for big money in the second hand market with 100’s of wants, and for good reason! The track was later covered by Suzy Q, who’s version entitled “Tonight”, is included here on the flip side in both the original vocal and dub / instrumental versions. Both tracks on this double header have been re mastered from the original tapes held in Unidisc’s Montreal HQ for maximum sonic Discotheque playback! Essential and hot tracks for dancers and disc jocks alike!
- A1. Philip Budny - Paprocie (Jacques Renault Remix)
- A2. Brian Ring - Big Town Boy, Small Town Dreams (Jacques Renault Remix)
- B1. Jacques Renault - Donau Beach
- B2. Lovers - Sweetest Thing (Jacques Renault BK Club Version)
For this Record Store Day, we're doing something a little different and compiling a smattering of previously digital-only Jacques Renault tracks onto a 12-inch slab of wax!
Three remixes contained here, two of which LPH released in 2017 and 2019, one of which our friends at XXX Records in Holland put out last year, and one original, a Juno advent giveaway from last December.
All engineered with that sublime balance of precise arranging and loose, swinging drum programming Renault is renowned for. A must-have for your bag.
GenresBreakbeatDeep HouseRecord Store DayTechno
- A1. Not Forgotten - Original
- A2. Not Forgotten - Fateh's On The Case
- B1. Not Forgotten - Dub
- B2. Not Forgotten - Hard Hands Remix
Mint Condition - A reissue label focused 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.... For this outing for Record Store Day 2019 we present the original mixes of Leftfields seminal debut release “Not Forgotten”. This was the London duo's first outing and pre-dates their earth shattering and classic long player 'Leftism' by 5 years with an even more rave / club, underground orientated style. Raw, bass heavy, funky and driving, 'Not Forgotten' was a clubber and pirates anthem for many years to come. Classic UK House music? Most certainly. One of the most influential records of the genre from these shores. Beautifully remastered by the UK's very own Curve Pusher and taken from Leftfield's original DAT. It will never sound better than this! This is the first time this 1990 UK rave classic from this crew has been repressed in 15 years. File under: 'Classic' / 'Essential'.
GenresBassDeep HouseRecord Store Day
- A. Aset Forever (Brame & Hamo Remix)
- B. Staunch (KETTAMA Remix)
Following the release of the ‘Aset Forever’ EP in September, Dusky announce Brame & Hamo and KETTAMA as remixers of EP tracks ‘Amongst The Gods’ and ‘Staunch’.
On the ‘Amongst The Gods’ remix, Irish born, Berlin based duo Brame & Hamo bring distorted kicks and industrial percussion that are sprinkled with euphoric samples from the original, helping to provide an unequivocally rave ready flip.
Fellow Irishman, and rising star, KETTAMA takes the reigns on ‘Staunch’, turning the dark and brooding original into a thumping hard house epic punctuated with zapping synths and hefty percussion.
- A. Guti - Red Eye (Kenny Larkin Black Eye Remix)
- B. Guti - Red Eye (Kenny Larkin Pink Eye Remix)
Headz up! Guti’s current club cutter ‘Red Eye’ continues to wriggle and writhe its way hypnotically into our sets and psyches with these two crucial versions from one of house and techno’s most respected gentlemen… The one and only Kenny Larkin.
Weighing in at a combined length of 20+ minutes, both remixes capture the Detroit legend at his deepest and most cosmic with his hands glued to the dials. Not just part of the biggest single from Guti’s ‘Year Of The Conga’ album so far, they also tell a unique tale of their own…
These mixes were originally meant for the full release earlier this year, alongside killer mixes from Loco Dice and Priku. But when Larkin received a shiny new Moog One he rang Guti and label bosses the Martinez Brother and told them that they’d have to wait… He was about go back in with a whole new modular perspective.
You can feel it, too; that deep throb on the subs and trippy psychedelic swirls of his ‘Black Eye’ mix and that wobbling voluptuous bassline in his ‘Pink Eye’ mix are just two examples of Kenny’s attention to sonic detail and pure analogweight on these two immersive, alluring remixes.
Well worth the wait, and another precision chapter to the beautiful back-to-roots adventure that is Guti’s third artist album ‘Year Of The Conga’, don’t sleep on these… They’re going out strictly as Record Store Day specials. Vinyl crew, this one’s for you.
A. Kenny Larkin Black Eye Remix
B. Kenny Larkin Pink Eye Remix
GenresMinimalRecord Store DayTechno
- A1. Phantom Power
- A2. Phantom Power (Voigtmann Remix)
- B1. Distorted Lens
- B2. Ssub Space
Leftroom continue their rejuvenated, rich vein of subversive form with this dynamite 12” from a man who needs no introduction whatsoever: Alex Arnout.
Long time Leftroom kindred spirit and close friend, first time label artist, here we find the Dogmatik bossman in stone cold groove mode with three crystalline originals and a powerful remix from fellow London-based craftsmasn Voigtmann.
‘Phantom Power’ ignites the EP with pure signal energy. Unhurried in its gradually twinkling charm, what begins as a dark dubby sound soon flips into a timeless rising harmonic hook that’s unabashed in its strong themes of uplift and positivity. Watch as you floor turns to jelly when those chords sweep in. Then drop the Voigtmann remix and watch as every single limb loosens up to that distinctive, fluid dark late nightLondon funk that the Toi Toi Musik founder has made his own.
‘Distorted Lens’ brings up the rear, leading the B-side with bubbly jacking charm. Molten in its groove shape and flow, it’s peppered with vast emotional washes that sweep in and arrest the senses when you least expect it.
Last but not least, ‘Ssub Space’ closes the show with a crafty flip from bubbling to wriggling. Here we find Alex fixes our focus on the dirtier bottom end of the track. Shifty, switchyand just on the right side of tippy, if this isn’t moving your lower lumber, you need to reconnect with a dancefloor very very soon.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. Take Me To The Water
- B1 - On And On
- B2. Love Safari
Canoe’s 10th release is a limited edition sampler for record store day featuring two of Nyra’s most widely supported releases, ‘On & On’ and ‘Love Safari’, plus the unreleased ‘Take Me To The Water’ made especially to celebrate the label’s 10th release.
“NO SPLASHING POOLSIDE”
Released 13th April exclusively for Record Store Day
GenresDeep HouseSoulful House
- A1. JAH Love
- A2. Your Mind ft. Nikoss
- B1. NYC Dirty Talks
- B2. Silly Acid ft. Nikoss
Berlin based talent Black Loops arrives on Madhouse Records to deliver his four-track ‘JAH Love’ EP this April, featuring two cuts alongside Nikoss.
With releases on Toy Tonics, Freerange, Pets Recordings and Neovinyl to name just a few, Riccardo Paffetti aka Black Loops has built a stellar reputation as one of house music's most consistent and impressive names since making his production debut back in 2013. A skilful hand both within the studio and behind the decks, the Italian's slick blend of deep and soulful house music takes cues and inspiration from funk, disco and beyond, with his latest batch of productions coming in the form of his ‘JAH Love’ EP on Madhouse Records this April, featuring New Zealand producer and musician Nikoss.
Title track ‘JAH Love’ opens the package through a smooth blend of skipping percussion, infectious vocal samples and funk heavy instrumentation, before ‘Your Mind’ introduces the first of two productions alongside Nikoss as rich piano melodies and acid-tinged bass patterns merge effortlessly throughout the track’s six-and- a-half-minute duration.
On the flip, ‘NYC Dirty Talks’ takes a trip across the Atlantic as resonant pads and slick drum licks combine to reveal a production that would find itself perfectly at home within any Kerri Chandler set, before rounding out proceedings with the bubbling 303 driven ‘Silly Acid’ once again in partnership with Nikoss, guided by bright keys, soft chords and vibrant low-end tones.
GenresDeep HouseRecord Store DaySoulful House
- A1. My Body (Louie Vega Soul House Mix)
- A2. My Body (Louie Vega Soul House Solo Mix)
- B. My Body (Louie Vega Remix Synth Bass)
- C1. My Body (Louie Vega Eol Mix)
- C2. My Body (Louie Vega Eol Mix Solo Dub)
- D1. My Body (Louie Vega Remix Inst Synth Bass)
- D2. My Body (Louie Vega Radio Version)
On April 13, 2019 Record Day, Vega Records celebrates with the new release “My Body” performed by none other than the Legend and King R&B, soul singer Luther Vandross. This is a song that was never released and was recorded back in 1979 by Luther Vandross when he was working on the collossal album “Never Too Much”. Brought to Louie Vega by artist and renowned background singer to the greats Mr. Fonzi Thornton, Vega was able to work on the immaculate sounds of Vandross. As Vega recalls “When I put up the tracks in my studio it sounded as if Luther were singing today, it made it so easy to come with the house grooves having such a perfect vocal performance and one of a kind tone. Once I came with the music, I felt I needed to bring in his original background singers, the A-team, which Fonzi organized in a flash. He called upon the genius singers Brenda White, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, Tawatha Agee and of he joined the session. We are talking the A-Team of background singers, a dream come true in my studio”, Vega recalls. “And what a session it was!”
To add to this impeccable package is a stunning art piece by Richard Wilson on the cover of the vinyl double pack 12”. There are seven versions to choose from ready to work b2b.
LOUIE VEGA SENDS A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LUTHER VANDROSS (which is on April 20, 2019) & THANK YOU TO FONZI THORNTON, SEVETA WILLIAMS, AND VANDROSS MUSIC, LLC.
Vinyl distributed by Above Board UK
Manufactured by Optimal, Germany
Art by Richard Wilson
Graphic Art & Design by Matt “Signor” Mayes
GenresDeep HouseNew YorkRecord Store DaySoulful House
- A1. Still Here (Kings Of House Nyc Vocal Mix)
- A2. Still Here (Kings Of House Nyc Instrumental)
- B1. Still Here (David Morales Groove Dub Mix)
- B2. Still Here (KOHNYC Ibiza Instrumental)
- C1. Still Here (Kings Of House NYC Vamp Dub)
- C2. Still Here (Kings Of House NYC Vamp Dub Instrumental)
- D1. Still Here (KOHNYC Red Zone Mix)
- D2. Still Here (DM Disco Juice Mix)
The Kings Of House NYC (AKA Louie Vega & David Morales) team up with Julie McKnight for a double pack of mixes of "Still Here".