TITLES OUT NEXT WEEK

RELEASE DATE: 24TH NOVEMBER 2023

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Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble

I

SOSE Recordings

SOSER002

12"

£10.99

Bored Lord

Name It

T4T LUV NRG

T4T013

2 x 12"

£13.99

Paul C

Let The Bass Kik EP

Hot Creations

HOTC222

12"

£7.99

Mark E

Enchantment Under The Sea EP

Delusions Of Grandeur

DOG95

12"

£8.49

DIM KELLY

Pianologic

All Day I Dream

ADID102

12"

£8.99

Laolu

Now I See

Crosstown Rebels

CRM302

12"

£7.99

Matt Tolfrey

All Shapes And Different Sizes (Remixes)

Leftroom

LEFT081

12"

£7.99

DJ Sneak

Consequential EP

Hard Times Records

HTRE003

12"

£8.99

Various Artists

EP19

Defected

DFTD697

12"

£7.99

Various Artists

A Touch Of Love EP4

Big Love

BL149

12"

£7.99


TECHNO

Various Artists

BLTRSX - Multi Track Suggestions

Belters

BLTRSX01

12"

£7.99

Waajeed

Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz (Remixes)

Tresor / BMG

TRESOR366

12"

£8.49

KETTAMA

Fallen Angel

Steel City Dance Discs

SCDD043

12"

£8.99

Russell E.L. Butler

Call Me G

T4T LUV NRG

T4T014

2 x 12"

£13.99

Aleqs Notal

Big Tal's Elements

One Level

LVL002

12"

£8.99

Sideral

Trills EP

HABITAT Recordings

HBT002V

12"

£8.99

Marcal

Infectious

Mind Medizin Records

MDZN004

10"

£7.99


ELECTRONICA

ex.girls

Verk

bbbbbb records

BBBLP04

2 x 12"

£14.99


DEEWEE

Movulango

The Irony

DEEWEE

DEEWEE068

12"

£7.99


SECRET TEACHINGS

Siraba

Nase (Incl. Joeski Remix)

Secret Teachings

STM003C

12"

£8.99


FUNK / SOUL

Various Artists

Wigan Casino Classics 1973-2023

Joe Boy

CC50LP

12" LP

£12.99


REPRESSES

Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

Defected

DFTD626

2 x 12"

£13.99

Laroye

First Sight EP

Freerange Records

FR292

12"

£7.99

Jimpster & Crackazat

Natural Child EP

Freerange Records

FR290

12"

£7.99

Housey Doingz

Doing It

Mint Condition

MC043

12"

£6.99

The Delinquents

Room On Top

Mint Condition

MC041

12"

£6.99

BILL WITHERS

YOU GOT THE STUFF

Columbia

23-10948AB

12"

£7.99


ICYMI

Midland

You Never Take Me Dancing EP

Graded

GRD007

12"

£8.99

FRANÇOIS K.

FK-EP

Wave Music

50004-1

12"

£6.99

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE

BRAZILIAN RHYME / RUNNIN' (RE-EDITED BY DANNY KRIVIT)

CBS

ABEWAF001

12"

£7.99

Siraba

Siraba

Secret Teachings

STM003LP

2 x 12"

£13.99

Various Artists

Lost Miracles Vol. 2

Lost Miracle

LM1202

2 x 12"

£13.99

The Unsung Wonders / The Rice N Peas

Lee Jeffries Presents The Unsung Wonders & The Rice N Peas

Sonic Wax Records Limited

SWLP1

LP

£10.99

Daft Punk

We Were The Robots 2nd ed. (A Disco Pogo Tribute)

Disco Pogo

DPBOOK2

Book

£18 NO DISCOUNTS




Releases in detail:

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Artist Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble
Title I
Label SOSE Recordings
Cat No SOSER002
Format 12"
Price £10.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Contemporary Jazz] [Deep House] [Street Soul] [Synth-Pop]

Track Listing

A1. Come Into My Life

A2. Mine To Give (Extended Mix) ft. Wayne Snow

B1. Earth is the Place ft. Cherise

B2. Coast Spotting ft. Hinako Omori

Description

Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble (SOSE) is the latest evolution from London based DJ / producer, label and party series Secretsundaze. Sitting at the intersection of live music and electronic music innovation, leading contemporary musicians reimagine, record and perform a selection of tracks which have been foundational across Secretsundaze’s 20+ year history, embracing a myriad of influences from Balearic to synth pop to Brit funk.

EP I opens with their take on Joyce Sims’ classic ‘Come into My Life’, moving the original Mantronix production into a more contemporary UK / Street Soul / Balearic territory, featuring the vocals of Ensemble member Sahra Gure.

Next is a re-imagination of Photek’s seminal ‘Mine to Give’. Featuring Wayne Snow on vocals and garnering wide support on it's release last summer, this is the first time it's available on vinyl. For this the tempo is slowed and explored in a more synthy 80s production style, with a DJ friendly extended version.

The B-side sees them take on beloved Phil Asher (RIP) production, Nathan Haines’ stunning ‘Earth is the Place’, a classic Secretsundaze record if ever there was one. Featuring the vocals of Cherise, the SOSE version is a dance floor ready update which will appeal to all lovers of proper deep, soulful-leaning house music, one for the heads.

Closing the record is a flip of Wbeeza’s ‘Coast Spotting’. Featuring synths from the excellent Hinako Omori, this one goes in with an extended late night transcendental electronic / jazz rework with the original’s looped lead line modulating throughout the piece.

Leading musicians feature on the record including:
Drums - Myele Manzanza (Theo Parrish, Sound Signature)
Keys - Lewis Moody (Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange)
Guitar - Nikos Ziarkas (Theon Cross, Chelsea Carmichael)
Percussion - Oli Savill (Basement Jaxx)
Bass - Johnny Brierley (Fofoulah)

Following their debut sold out show at Southbank’s Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Ensemble next take to the London stage at the iconic EartH Theatre, Dalston on September 21st for an EP launch party as well as a headline open-air concert at Las Dalias, Ibiza as part of Beat Hotel on September 30th.

All in all, an impressive debut showcasing the breadth and scope of this exciting new live project from Secretsundaze founder James Priestley, one to watch. Limited to 300 copies, don't sleep on this one.

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Artist Bored Lord
Title Name It
Label T4T LUV NRG
Cat No T4T013
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Breakbeat] [House] [Jungle] [UK Garage]

Track Listing

A1. Luv

A2. Feel It

B1. Theres More

B2. Believe

C1. With Others

C2. Close My Eyes

D1. Look

D2. In My Soul

Description

T4T LUV NRG presents “Name It”, the latest album by Oakland’s Bored Lord, aka DJ Daria. The internationally beloved producer and DJ has created a truly stunning album of impeccably produced and mixed work, each song an enticing chapter in a complexly woven story about love. This album of uninhibited, hook-laden tracks conveys a narrative of love that is not only romantic and personal, but also communal and familial— a love that refuses to limit itself to just two people, but instead spills forth into the world, embracing everyone open to its power. With her emotive, tenacious album, Bored Lord reminds us that to truly allow yourself to be enveloped in desire, you have to endure the pain that comes alongside it. You have to adapt and stretch yourself in order to experience the immense growth love has to offer. You have to believe there's more to this world than suffering and isolation. You have to look within and accept whatever you find, even if it is ugly or difficult. Love is the peace you find amidst the chaos of living, and it doesn't just fall into your lap. You have to want it. You have to be ready for it. And if you are ready, you have to name it.

As a producer known in no small part for her edits, Bored Lord presents “Name It” as a work undeniable in its artistry, completely authentic in its messaging, and absent of the industrial notion of production. The songs on “Name It” have instant hooks and each is deeply inspired by the genres Bored Lord loves—broken beat, drum n’ bass, jungle, UK bass, Florida breaks and house among them—but rather than simply reproducing, these tracks expand each genre beautifully. Daria’s technique is decidedly hardcore, with samplers, romplers and a bone dry aesthetic, each song and sound all her own. In the artist's own words “I want the industry people to be confused while the ravers understand the very moment they press play. I want to challenge everyone to name it.” And we expect that indeed they will, play after play after play. Now, close your eyes and believe there is more, more, more….

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Artist Paul C
Title Let The Bass Kik EP
Label Hot Creations
Cat No HOTC222
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A. Let The Bass Kik

B1. Can U Dance

B2. Red Green Yellow

Description

Paul C returns to Hot Creations as he serves up his first solo material for the label with his bumping three-track ‘Let The Bass Kik’ EP.

A mainstay within the Italian house landscape for over two decades, DJ/producer and label owner Paul C has delivered quality house records via a wealth of top-tier imprints while featuring at key clubs across Europe and beyond. Having made his debut on the label back in 2013 with his bustling collaboration ‘Get This!’, with 2015’s follow-up ‘Pinball’ also proving to be a favourite for many, he now returns to Hot Creations as he delivers three impressive tracks across his ‘Let The Bass Kik’ EP.

Opening the package is title track ‘Let The Bass Kik’, a vibrant, energy-charged effort loaded with slinking basslines, hooky samples and sweeping synths to provide a peak time cut made for bustling dancefloors. Next, ‘Can U Dance’ keeps things moving as sweeping electronics and soaring leads are guided by slick metallic drums, before ‘Red Green Yellow’ closes the show as sharp percussion arrangements meet echoed vocals and rich melodies.

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Artist Mark E
Title Enchantment Under The Sea EP
Label Delusions Of Grandeur
Cat No DOG95
Format 12"
Price £8.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Enchantment Under The Sea

A2. Zone Tonight

B1. Vertigo

B2. Bodymap

Description

Underground house and disco maestro Mark E makes a welcome return to Delusions following hot on the heels of last years Leaning Into The Light EP. The revered producer has been steadily doing his thing for almost two
decades now, racking up releases on Running Back, Golf Channel and Spectral Sound to name just a few. His sound is a unique, sublime vision of US deep house which transcends the dance floor and he proves his salt once again on the four new tracks that make up this stunning EP.

Title track Enchantment Under The Sea sets the mood with a minimal, low slung drum machine groove laying the foundation for layers of Rhodes and synth chords conjuring up images of a sub-aquatic vision of depth and beauty. Up next we have Zone Tonight, the epitome of a late night city scape driving track utilising heavily saturated drums, subtle acid line, distant piano melody and moody Detroit pads to draw you into its deep confines.

Flipping over we have Vertigo which treads a similar sonic path as Mark effortlessly fuses rich harmonies and entrancing melodies, inviting listeners to lose themselves in its depths. Closing out this blissful journey we have Bodymap which drops the BPM a little more with simple understated drums, melancholic string line and pulsating bassline.

The Zone Tonight EP is a testament to Mark E's unparalleled prowess in crafting immersive, uncompromising and emotive soundscapes for your aural pleasure. He also created the original artwork for this release.

HOUSE

Artist DIM KELLY
Title Pianologic
Label All Day I Dream
Cat No ADID102
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Melodic House & Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Dim Kelly - Pianologic

A2. Dim Kelly & Stereoclip - Preach The World

B1. Dim Kelly - The Stream

B2. Dim Kelly - Nuit d'amour ft. Maya Safar

Description

DIM KELLY returns to Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream imprint to release his newest EP Pianologic. On the heels of two highly celebrated EPs released on the label - Nocturna Animal in 2021, and Mangrove in 2022, DIM KELLY is back once again, delivering a masterful body of work which graciously toes the line between more joyous, light compositions and darker melancholic soundscapes.

HOUSE

Artist Laolu
Title Now I See
Label Crosstown Rebels
Cat No CRM302
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A. Now I See

B. Monday to Sunday ft. Kamohelo

Description

Laolu makes his Crosstown Rebels debut with ‘Now I See’, combining with Off The Meds frontman Kamohelo Khoaripe across the two-track release. Having emerged via his versatile and dynamic DJ sets for the likes of Circoloco, with releases via labels such as Keinemusik, Innervisions and Anjunadeep, Swiss DJ/producer Laolu has stamped his mark while racking up support from Dixon and Black Coffee. Arriving in fine form, he closes out November with a classy label debut on Damian Lazarus’ renowned Crosstown Rebels as he serves up his latest two-track release ‘Now I See’ - a vibrant and personal release shaped and finalised after a decade following the birth of his daughter.

Spirited and resonant, combining soulful female vocals with organic percussion and sweeping melodies throughout, ‘Now I See’ is a warm and sonorous production set for heartfelt dancefloor moments, while ‘Monday To Sunday’ featuring the impactful vocals of Kamohelo takes a darker path as swirling bass patterns, menacing synths and warped tones merge around the commanding flute for a powerful late night cut.

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Artist Matt Tolfrey
Title All Shapes And Different Sizes (Remixes)
Label Leftroom
Cat No LEFT081
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. How Its Gonna Be ft. Tim Muller (Mathew Jonson Remix)

A2. Feel The Same (Maher Daniel's Creature Remix)

B1. Fantasy ft. Shaun J. Wright (Silverlining Dub)

B2. Under The Skin ft. Lil Mark (Sakro Dub Remix)

Description

PLEASE NOTE THE VINYL COPY OF THIS RECORD HAS INCORRECT STICKER INFO.

Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom imprint makes a triumphant return here with a remix package featuring Mathew Jonson, Silverlining, Maher Daniel and Sakro, all reworking cuts from his 2020 ‘All Shapes And Different Sizes’ LP. Across the past two decades the UK’s Matt Tolfrey has been at the forefront of the underground House and Techno scene, releasing material on many seminal labels in the industry such as REKIDS, Cocoon, Music For Freaks, Crosstown Rebels, mix compilations for fabric and Classic, and of course his very own Leftroom which returns here following its last vinyl release back in 2020 from Detroit’s Norm Talley and Ataxia.

Up first on remix duties is Canadian machine maestro Mathew Jonson who remixes ‘How It’s Gonna Be’ featuring Tim Fuller, offering up his signature twitchy synth work, robust analogue drums and cinematic leads running alongside the original’s hooky vocal lines. Maher Daniel steps up next to remix ‘Feel The Same’, opting for an intricate electro tinged drum workout, wavey subs and hypnotic vocal chants.

London’s Silverlining then reworks ‘Fantasy’ featuring Shaun J. Wright next, diving deeper via a skippy, swinging drum groove, airy dubbed out chords, snaking bass groove and soulful, intricately processed vocal licks. Lastly to round things out, Sakro remixes ‘Under The Skin' featuring Lil Mark, the Mexican artist reshapes the original with his unique drum-led, groove driven style, fusing crisp snares and shuffled percussion, alongside an amalgamation of choppy bass hits, bleepy synths and sweeping atmospherics.

HOUSE

Artist DJ Sneak
Title Consequential EP
Label Hard Times Records
Cat No HTRE003
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/05/2024
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. You're Mine

A2. This One

B1. Body Slangin'

B2. Deep Undercover

Description

DJ Sneak started releasing music around 30 years ago, whilst Hard Times was also knocking out records at the same time from the likes of Masters At Work, Todd Terry and Roger Sanchez. Sneak has played for the legendary club night many times, but this is his first outing on the label. Sneak delivers 4 peak time classic cuts reminiscent of his early work, which fits in perfectly with the equally longstanding Hard Times label.

HOUSE

Artist Various Artists
Title EP19
Label Defected
Cat No DFTD697
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. Jansons ft. Dope Earth Alien - Hypnotic

A2. LP Giobbi - Giodisco

B1. Sam Divine ft. Josh Barry - Take My Hand

B2. Oden & Fatzo x Camden Cox - Lady Love

Description

Defected’s vinyl series continues to commit the label’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering the best house music previously unavailable on vinyl, and this nineteenth edition collates four unmissable releases from 2023’s incredible summer season. Opening the compilation, British house favourite Jansons delivers old skool vibes with ‘Hypnotic’, championed by 90s hip-hop and RnB inspired vocal vocals courtesy of Dope Earth Alien. Next up, LP Giobbi’s long-awaited Defected debut came in the form of ‘Giodisco’, a joyful, vibrant club cut that showcased the live musician and producer’s disco-adjacent sound. On the B-Side, the First Lady of Defected Sam Divine presents her long-awaited dancefloor release ‘Take My Hand’ featuring Josh Barry on vocals. After teasing the track for nearly a year in her live sets, the heavenly house release did not disappoint. Closing out this esteemed collection is the addictive collaboration between Parisian underground favourites and London singer-songwriter Camden Cox, ‘Lady Love’, which dominated the summer season with its undeniable energy and earworm vocal.

HOUSE

Artist Various Artists
Title A Touch Of Love EP4
Label Big Love
Cat No BL149
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Seamus Haji & Michael Gray - Wish ft. Audrey Martells

A2. Mark Lower & Fleur De Mur - Burn For Love

AA1. FrescoEdits - Get Free

AA2. Saison - Be Yourself ft. Kameelah Waheed

Description

Big Love label boss Seamus Haji commits four of the label’s pristine releases to wax for the fourth edition of ‘A Touch Of Love’, opening up the compilation himself with ‘Wish’, made with Full Intention’s Michael Gray and featuring vocals from current Chic singer-songwriter Audrey Martells. This collaboration of legends is followed by another from Mark Lower & Fleur De Mur, this time with the fiery nu-disco track ‘Burn For Love’ before one half of NiCe7, FrescoEdits continues to develop his uplifting, loop-based sound with the disco-inspired ‘Get Free’. Closing out this eclectic release of Big Love favourites, London-based duo Saison and their motivational collaboration with Kameelah Waheed, ‘Be Yourself’.

TECHNO

Artist Various Artists
Title BLTRSX - Multi Track Suggestions
Label Belters
Cat No BLTRSX01
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Breaks] [Electro] [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Ibiza Pareo - Voy y Yo (Djs Pareja Remix)

A2. SLVN - Another Antidote

A3. XXX Bump Patrol - The Bump

B1. Psuedopolis - Escape Velocity

B2. SUCHI - Make It Thru

B3. Andy Garvey - Luminary

Description

Been a long time coming for some of these tracks. We've had many requests for each one and hyped to share them on vinyl for the first time! You might also recognise from mixes including last years HOR appearance.

Skippy, trippy, breaky, housey belters from all corners of the world - Buenos Aires to Paris, Sydney to Forres, London to Oslo (via Delhi)

TECHNO

Artist Waajeed
Title Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz (Remixes)
Label Tresor / BMG
Cat No TRESOR366
Format 12"
Price £8.49
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Right Now (Mark Broom Remix)

B1. The Ballad of Robert O'Bryant (Yazzus Remix)

B2. Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz ft. Black Nix (Jensen Interceptor x Assembler Code Remix)

Description

Waajeed’s 2022 long player, Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz, was an aural love letter to his hometown of Detroit; an amalgam of the city’s history, coalescing the personal, political and, of course, musical past.

From the Motown soul assembly line to J Dilla’s musically dense Hip-Hop to The Stooges’ proto-Punk to the birth of Techno, the music of the Motor City has spread across the globe inspiring countless artists who in turn went on to create their own forms and genres.

Emulating this movement and transmutation, the Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz Remixes 12” sees artists from three continents repurpose elements from across the LP, transforming them into productions stamped with their own trademark styles whilst retaining the spirit of each original:

the UK’s Mark Broom loops sections of Right Now while speeding up the BPM for a classic UK-style techno remix; Ghana-born Yazzus takes on The Ballad of Robert O’Bryant adding a surprising number of twists and turns for a five-and-a-half-minute piece; Australians Jensen Interceptor and Assembler Code close the 12” out with their take on the album’s title and opening track neatly closing the loop, bringing us full circle to the start of the LP.

The release of Memoirs...remixes add another facet to the immensely heartfelt tribute to Detroit from one of its most talented citizens and a true milestone in the Tresor catalogue.

TECHNO

Artist KETTAMA
Title Fallen Angel
Label Steel City Dance Discs
Cat No SCDD043
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Fly Away XTC

A2. Fly Away XTC (G-Town Mix)

A3. 1997

B1. Feeling Emotions

B2. Found My Angel

B3. Fallen Angel

Description

Following on from his standout debut EP with Steel City Dance Discs back in 2021, G-TOWN’s gold-toothed Prince is now set to be crowned with the arrival of Fallen Angel, KETTAMA’s second EP via Steel City Dance Discs. Having gained colossal momentum during the Irishman’s unrelenting touring schedule, the anticipation surrounding this release is palpable, and is now finally imminent.

Off the back of hosting G-TOWN Festival in his hometown of Galway, KETTAMA has now reached a perfect crescendo with Fallen Angel; a potent six-track serving of intricately engineered sounds, as the producer bleeds notes of 90s trance and soul into pulsating, percussion ladened grooves and gruelling bass, resulting in a deeply contagious melting pot of sound.

1997 sets the wheels in motion for this project, as KETTAMA blends a soulful vocal sample with rising chords and an implacable drum pattern: a masterfully coordinated Halance that remains consistent throughout the duration of this EP. Initially released as a single, title track Fallen Angel plays testimony to this remedy, with its delicate vocals and piano accompaniment, which are carefully woven into the fabric alongside a sonorous bassline.

Fly Away XTC is the diamond-plated lead-track from the EP, with anticipation for its release reaching new heights after a successful series of tests on the tour. The track blatantly showcases KETTAMA’s defining characteristics, as the producer bleeds ethereal vocals and masterful percussion into the fold, while the featured G-TOWN remix is driven by a series of piercing rave stabs and gut-hurdling bass.

The otherworldly nature of Fly Away XTC is set to be further echoed on screen too, with a music video directed by Hugh Mulhern, who has previously worked for the likes of Fontaines DC and Hak Baker, set to explore themes of extraterrestrial beings and pagan practices within a rural setting in KETTAMA’s native Ireland.

Having been released as a single two months prior to the full EP, Feeling Emotions ignited the flame for Fallen Angel, ultimately laying the foundations for the eagerly-anticipated project that would follow. The track again reinforces the unfailing relationship between entrancing vocal samples and a boundless drum pattern, something that is then echoed and mastered in the colossal closing track, Found My Angel.

Fallen Angel is a body of work that not only epitomises the ever-evolving nature of KETTAMA’s sound, but also provides us with an insight into the potential trajectory and direction of one of Ireland’s most promising exports. It is an omnipotent powerhouse of sound, a perhaps generation-defining project that is fuelled by nostalgia, and charged by a wildly forward-thinking personality, unveiling something undeniably timeless.

TECHNO

Artist Russell E.L. Butler
Title Call Me G
Label T4T LUV NRG
Cat No T4T014
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Dub Techno] [House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Secret in a Slient Voice

A2. To Be Enough

B1. I'm Dancing No One is Watching

B2. Stare into the Light Beam

C1. A Brief Aside

C2. The Place Where I Found

D. Call Me G

Description

T4T LUV NRG presents “Call Me G”, the new album by Brooklyn’s Russell E.L. Butler, their first full length LP since the release of 2018’s critically acclaimed “The Home I’d Build For Myself and All My Friends” on Left Hand Path. In the intervening years, Russell has experienced an accumulation of personal subjective experiences which are explored through captivating musical modalities and expressions on this sprawling, gorgeous, and deeply emotional album. Russell’s work on “Call Me G” can be described as a unique amalgam of early NY house music, dub techno and poetry. The album’s title track, as well as its instrumentals, are a kind of storytelling for histories that continue to exist without observation as well as for secrets and the power they hold in spite of their truth being obscured and sometimes lost.

Storytellers like Russell have the ability to collapse the past and future into discrete experiences of non-linear time through the emotional landscape of music and voice. Each song contains a palatable loneliness and hurt to which many in this modern world can relate, but each track also suggests the possibility of genuine connection and the formation of the self through communing and reintegrating with the natural world. These parallel concepts are the subject of “Accumulation”, a writing by Russell which accompanies the release of the album. The emotions, conflicts and resolutions that accompany Russell’s storytelling are felt acutely on tracks such as “I’m Dancing No One Is Watching” and “Stare Into The Light Beam”, among others.

On the title song, which closes the album, Russell sings “Can you call me? Will you call me? All that I want is for you to call me by my name...My name is G.” Context is part of interpretation and thus it is left to the listener to feel in the music and lyrics the concept that what may seem erased never truly dies, the traces still exist in the thing that takes its place. The T4T LUV NRG label is in part a continuing effort to facilitate the documentation of true stories that don’t get told—rather than representing a singular vibe or genre. Russell’s album is a stunning and profound entry in this evolving catalog of music and art. The beautiful cover of “Call Me G” is based on a hand drawn portrait of the artist by Diego Guzman.

TECHNO

Artist Aleqs Notal
Title Big Tal's Elements
Label One Level
Cat No LVL002
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 15/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Untwisted Delight

A2. Save Ya

B1. Come Get It

B2. Hymn Of Passion

Description

ONE LEVEL is delighted to announce its latest release, the captivating 'Big Tal's Elements' EP by French DJ/Producer, ALEQS NOTAL.

Following the resounding success of One Level's debut release, the awe-inspiring Afro-futurism of Hagan's 'Forward Focus' EP - a production that ignited a dynamic and fruitful chapter for the London-based artist - the label has been meticulously crafting its return. One Level prides itself on championing quality over quantity, and this ethos is beautifully demonstrated in its second release...

Aleqs Notal, the former scratch champion and consistently evolving producer, joins the label family with a collection of four remarkable tracks. Despite his years of experience, Aleqs admits that he's still in the process of refining his own sound and with 'Big Tal's Elements’, a nickname affectionately bestowed by longtime friend and fellow artist Manaré, his four carefully curated house joints encapsulate a wealth of influences, all beautifully combining to create a modern and innovative soundtrack.

Following his early years of turntable virtuosity, and having embarked on a new creative chapter in the studio, it was 2014 and as a founding member of the innovative ClekClekBoom collective - a group of young French talents who spearheaded a groundbreaking movement that reshaped the Parisian electronic landscape - that saw Notal continue to cultivate his own sound, one rooted in the sounds of Detroit and Chicago. He became a respected DJ on the cities’ club circuit, and has gone on to to feature his music on esteemed labels including Phonogramme, Salon Recordings, Release Sustain and Patrice Scott's Sistrum Recordings.

The EP opens with 'Untwisted Delight', a homage to the timeless sound of the Motor City. A bass-driven DJ tool, pulsating with the resonance of the 808, evoking echoes of Pittman, and igniting a powerful dancefloor energy.

‘Save Ya’ is an ode to determination and self-preservation. A track with its roots deeply embedded in the dancefloor and featuring an archive sound-bank vocal alongside glorious hi-hats, it is a firm favourite of Notals. “I think its from my scratch background. I always work with the hi-hats. For me, when I hear the hats its as though I hear somebody singing." Fully road-tested at Fabric London, Save Ya is now set to rescue many a night.

'Come Get It' channels the spirit of early Chicago house. A fusion of spirited 606 and 808 drum patterns, coupled with the enchanting allure of resounding hi-hats, it offers a heartfelt homage to the revolutionary sounds that defined an era and continue to influence so much of today’s music.

Concluding the EP is 'Hymn Of Passion', a track inspired by Ron Trent's Future Vision imprint. Drawing on a diverse palette of Nigerian percussive elements and samples garnered from past projects, Aleqs weaves a sonic mosaic. Crafted in a single jam session, the track elegantly melds a rhythmic finesse with resonant congas, intertwining with the emotive Rhodes piano, to craft an unforgettable finale.

With a diverse array of influences seamlessly interwoven, Aleqs Notal’s ‘Big Tal's Elements’ EP is a journey through sound that fully captivates the listener.

TECHNO

Artist Sideral
Title Trills EP
Label HABITAT Recordings
Cat No HBT002V
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Melodic House & Techno]

Track Listing

A. 2109

B. Trills

Description

With his first solo release since launching the Sideral project earlier this year, Sideral's Trills' EP is now available on HABITAT, the new label from Italian duo Mind Against. Launching this past June with their standout Metaflora VA compilation which included tracks from Ivory, Dyzen, Nandu, Ae:ther, and more (in addition to a collaboration between Sideral and Mind Against), HABITAT keeps the momentum going with this exciting release.

First up is the delightfully melodic '2109' with its sleek beats and cosmic chords. It's a pure and beautiful soundscape for uplifting dancing with great synth craft and plenty of future vibes. Trills then gets more upbeat but is no less rich and melodic - the chords shimmer up top over the stylish beats below. They roll deep and are sure to captivate the club.

TECHNO

Artist Marcal
Title Infectious
Label Mind Medizin Records
Cat No MDZN004
Format 10"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A. Infectious

B. Lambda Core

Description

Lady Tazz's Mind Medizin label welcomes Marcal for an adventurous new techno two-tracker.

Brazilian-born and based, Marcal has now reached a global audience with his spellbinding techno and haunting atmospherics. His intelligently designed sounds on labels like Rekids Special Projects have found favour with everyone from Charlotte de Witte to Richie Hawtin. He has built a local scene in his hometown of Goiânia and now lands on the forward-thinking Mind Medizin label.

Opener 'Infectious' is a mind-altering and wonky techno workout. The unbalanced synths warp and wrap around each other to dynamic effect, while oversized hi-hats ramp up the pressure. The drums hit hard and it results in supple, stylish and high impact backroom techno. The equally excellent 'LambdaCore' is more dark and glitchy, with scraping hits and scuffed-up kicks. The textured sound designs really bring this track alive as ghoulish vocals and hyposonic loops take you down a late-night techno tunnel.

This is a brilliant brace of muscular and emotive techno tunes.

ELECTRONICA

Artist ex.girls
Title Verk
Label bbbbbb records
Cat No BBBLP04
Format 2 x 12"
Price £14.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 08/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Avantgarde] [Electronica] [Leftfield]

Track Listing

A1. Æð

A2. 90 oktan

A3. Bensín

A4. Hundrað í hættunni

B1. Seinni æð

B2. Vont er það venst

B3. Manneskja

C1. Drepa mann

C2. Er það þrek

C3. Innri Ytri

D1. Halda áfram

D2. Svínadalur

Description

Emerging from the cold echoes of Reykjavík's underground music scene, ex.girls, previously known as Russian Girls, chart an inspiring journey from inception to international recognition. Founded in 2017 as a personal venture by Guðlaugur Einarsson, the act soon evolved into a vibrant, collaborative platform for kindred spirits bonded by an unyielding passion for music.

The project consists of three: frontman Tatjana Dís on vocals, alongside Guðlaugur Einarsson and Gylfi Sigurðsson. Their kinship took root at their erstwhile studio on Skúlagata in Reykjavík, where this creative sanctum became a melting pot of musical exploration, learning, and leisurely hangouts. Guðlaugur and Tantjana also ride the waves as members of the rock band Skrattar, whose album 'Hellraiser IV' saw Bjarki's experimental bbbbbb recors imprint venture outside strictly electronic music for the first time in 2021.

Despite their penchant for maintaining an enigmatic aura, ex.girls won the ‘Best Icelandic Electronic Music Song’ in 2022 with their anthem, 'Halda Áfram', released during the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic on bbbbbb recors, which translates to “keep on going”, became a beacon of hope during tough times in the Icelandic music scene. Their distinctive sound palette paints with broad strokes of lush arrangements cemented with a lo-fi disposition. It's a soundscape where the rumble of a crunchy bass meets a quirky sprinkle of Nordic humour, a signature style they fondly dub as 'SauerLounge'.

While the group has traditionally embraced a leisurely cadence in unveiling new music, anticipation bubbles as they gear up to their debut album, ‘Verk’. A twelve-track exploration of experimental, conceptual and unorthodox textures and sonics, with sounds and influences spanning rock and nu-wave through to electro, drone and ambient. The result? An absorbing and hypnotic trip, with twists and turns across every track, presenting a debut album that keeps you guessing minute by minute.

To be released in both vinyl and digital formats, the album will also welcome engaging remixes from artists native to Iceland and the broader global stage. In a world of ever-evolving music, ex.girls stand out as a testament to authentic collaboration, raw talent, and the art of electronic storytelling.

ex.girls ‘Verk’ LP drops via bbbbbb recors on 24th November 2023, with remixes to follow in the months ahead.

DEEWEE

Artist Movulango
Title The Irony
Label DEEWEE
Cat No DEEWEE068
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 15/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronica] [Indie] [Indie Dance]

Track Listing

A1. Differently

A2. Make A Run For It

A3. It Already Happened

B1. Out For The Count

B2. The Irony

Description

Following his impressive debut EP ‘Mirror In Man’, which touched on cosmic folk jams and Balearic pop, the Belgium singer-producer Mozes Mosuse aka Movulango has announced his second project ‘The Irony’, a 5 track EP out 24th November via Soulwax’s DEEWEE label.

Movulango’s musical paintings are a visual and intuitive reflection of what it feels like to be him. His weekly radio show, Radio Atlantis on StuBru, Belgium, is a clever alias he uses to explore different worlds, deconstruct existing music and blend it with his own musical experiments.

His latest project ‘The Irony’ is further insight into Movulango's devine mind, building deeply personal stories on feeling and emotion that bundle into soaring melodies and lyrics. You can try your best to understand what it all means or you can sit back and let them bewitch your mind and soul.

SECRET TEACHINGS

Artist Siraba
Title Nase (Incl. Joeski Remix)
Label Secret Teachings
Cat No STM003C
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Afro House] [House]

Track Listing

A. Nase

B. Nase (Joeski Remix)

Description

Malian and French pairing Siraba return to Secret Teachings with a third superb single, ‘Nase’, from their forthcoming debut album, accompanied by US talent Joeski on remix duties.

Malian hunter Boubacar Samake and Damien Vandesande, one half of the French electronic band dOP, use their Siraba project to bring the traditional sound of the Wassoulou - a river valley of West Africa - to the electronic world. They have been friends for 20 years and look to fuse Mali’s rich musical traditions with cutting-edge electronic music, always with an underlying message of love and respect for all. Their stunning work has found a perfect home on Damian Lazarus’ Secret Teachings imprint, a left-of-centre and experimental alternative to his club-focussed Crosstown Rebels, and the pair return in excellent fashion once again to drop the penultimate single ahead of their debut album release.

Joining the package is US house legend Joeski, whose roots in the scene date back to the early 90s. A founding member of The Chocolate Factory DJ collective, he has been a vital part of the scene ever since with releases on Crosstown Rebels, Relief and an array of other heavyweight labels. His sympathetic remix elongates the groove into immersive, deep house sounds richly layered with elegant synths and soul-rousing chords that are delicate yet impactful.

FUNK / SOUL

Artist Various Artists
Title Wigan Casino Classics 1973-2023
Label Joe Boy
Cat No CC50LP
Format 12" LP
Price £12.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 01/12/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Funk] [Northern Soul] [Soul]

Track Listing

A1. The M.V.P.'s - Turnin' My Heartbeat Up

A2. Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More

A3. Paul Anka - I Can't Help Lovin' You

A4. The Vibrations - 'Cause You're Mine

A5. Laura Greene - Moonlight Music In You

A6. Lou Edwards & Today's People - Talkin' 'Bout Poor Folks Thinkin' 'Bout My Folks

A7. The Seven Souls - I Still Love You

B1. Dana Valery - You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies

B2. Shane Martin - I Need You

B3. The Metros - Since I Found My Baby

B4. Sandi Sheldon - You're Gonna Make Me Love You

B5. Lorraine Chandler - I Can't Change

B6. Lou Courtney - Trying To Find My Woman

B7. Johnny Robinson - Gone But Not Forgotten

Description

Wigan Casino - the original UK dance culture super club - ran its’ first Nothern Soul All-Nighter in September 1973. It’s last session was in December 1981, and by then its 500 plus frantic All-Nighter had firmly stamped Northern Soul as an integral part of the British music landscape,

Wigan Casino Classics 1973 - 2023 proudly celebrates 50 years since the birth of the most important ever Northern Soul venue with 14 all time classic floor fillers. The Sandi Sheldon, Major Lance, The Seven Souls and Johnny Robinson gems were originally released on the Uber cool Okeh label but despite being part of the mighty Columbia Records empire sank without trace on release in the USA only to be discovered (and revered) by UK Soul devotees.

The Metros and Lorraine Chandler tracks were produced by Detroit’s mighty Pied Piper Productions crew and demonstrate that Motown were far from the only Motor City set up that knew how to conjure up truly breathtaking music.

In Northern Soul lore there is an intriguing story behind all 14 tracks - who produced and wrote them, which Rare Soul detectives - the original crate diggers - discovered them, what DJs played them..

But at the centre of it all is Wigan Casino, the seen better days Lancashire dance hall where 2,500 plus Soul fanatics flocked to every weekend to dance dance dance at the pre Rave era ultimate Rave. The recent 50th Anniversary celebration in Blackpool attracted a 5,000 turn out. The legend lives on.

This release marks the return of the always style wise Joe Boy label. Their trademark on point graphics are reinforced with the LP front sleeve being devoted to an iconic photograph by Francesco Mellini taken at the last ever Casino All-Nighter.

Soul plus Art from The Heart of Soul.

REPRESSES

Artist Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Title Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Label Defected
Cat No DFTD626
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 07/06/2024
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Pop]

Track Listing

A1. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode Remix)

A2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Breakbot & Irfane Remix)

B1. Groovejet

B2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Vocal Mix)

C1. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Riva Starr Disco Odyssey Mix)

C2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Riva Starr Skylight Mix)

D1. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Harvey Sutherland Remix)

D2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Harvey Sutherland Instrumental)

Description

Every once in a while, a record comes along which resonates in a special way, stands the test of time, and brings the same reaction to the dancefloor now as it did all those years ago. 'Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)' is one of those records, a classic in every sense of the word. Originally released in 2000, Defected are, re-releasing this club essential for new and original fans alike in a special, limited edition deluxe remix reissue.

This unique two vinyl pack comes in full colour gatefold sleeve with augmented reality cover that will come to life once you scan the mask image on your phone accompanied by a four page 12” insert written by Spiller detailing the full story of ‘Groovejet’; from original production, early reactions, chart success and new 2021/22 remixes.

The releases features the original versions plus new mixes Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode, Riva Star, Breakbot & Irfane and Harvey Sutherland. Exclusive to the vinyl are Riva Starr’s Skylight Mix and the Harvey Sutherland Instrumental version.

REPRESSES

Artist Laroye
Title First Sight EP
Label Freerange Records
Cat No FR292
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Uku Dance

A2. Uku Dub

B1. First Sight (ft. Javonntte)

B2. First Sight (ft. Javonntte) (Instrumental)

Description

In the last few years we’ve seen French DJ and producer Laroye delivering the goods time after time on respected labels such as Atjazz Recordings, Compost, Makin Moves and Foliage. His latest LP just released on Local Talk has been getting big support picking up plays on Radio 1, 6Music, Worldwide FM as well as spins from Natasha Diggs, Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles, Louie Vega, Honey Dijon to name a few. Freerange is proud to welcome him back for the follow up to 2020’s release Be The Change, presenting you with a killer 4 track EP entitled Uku Dance.

Leading the charge, Laroye is joined by influential Detroit artist, DJ, producer and vocalist Javonntte who has written and recorded a brilliant vocal for a track entitled First Sight. Laroye’s fat beats, jazzy chords and soulful touch make the perfect production for Javonntte’s vocals.

Up next we have the Percussive Dub mix of Uku Dance in which Laroye strips things back to the bare bones making for a serious percussion tool work out to spice up your sets.

On Uku Dance a bass-heavy groove is punctuated with vocal chops and deep Rhodes part which adds a moody, late night touch. Just the kind of soulful, dubby, afro track that will get the house dancers throwing down like their lives depended on it!

Closing out the release you’ll find an instrumental version of First Sight.

REPRESSES

Artist Jimpster & Crackazat
Title Natural Child EP
Label Freerange Records
Cat No FR290
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Natural Child

A2. Natural Child (Dub)

B1. My Harmony

B2. My Harmony (Dub)

Description

Two leading lights of UK house join forces for a special collaboration which delivers every bit as much as you would expect from anything with the Jimpster & Crackazat stamp on. Having been introduced to Crackazat’s vocal and lyric writing on his acclaimed Evergreen LP from last year Jimpster was keen to team up to bring some of that flavour to his own sound. Born out of a desire to stretch outside of their comfort zones, and with a mutual respect for each others productions, the Natural Child EP brings us two original vocal tracks and two dub versions covering a spectrum of moods from classic soulful to deep, atmospheric, contemporary house.

Opening track Natural Child leads the charge with Crackazat’s trademark jazz-influenced piano part, swirling moog lines and vocal being complimented with Jimpster’s punchy drums and warm, rounded bassline. The result is a spacious and deceptively simple track which will wrap you up in its warm confines.

Next up we have a completely different take on Natural Child which ups the BPM and adds a more live, percussive and rolling vibe which will no doubt get the house dancers throwing down.

My Harmony comes next with its slick and soulful sound which draws inspiration from golden era NYC sounds of Blaze and Louie Vega while Nick Cohen’s live bass brings a bounce to the chunky, shuffling house beats.

Closing out the EP we have a dub version of My Harmony which loops up the Rhodes part, strips back the groove and adds layers of FX and arpeggiating synths resulting in a heads-down deep and soulful track to warm up the dance floor.

REPRESSES

Artist Housey Doingz
Title Doing It
Label Mint Condition
Cat No MC043
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. Curly Wurly

A2. The Poet

B1. Ambidextrous Left

B2. Flying Saucer

Description

Mint Condition continue their mission 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....

Housey Doingz was a sort of pre-millennial super crew of London producers and DJ's (Dave Coker, Dave Pine, Justin Bailey, Laurant Webb, Nathan Coles, Terry Francis), movers and shakers on the capital's tech-house scene. The latter half of the decade into the first half of the noughties belonged to the exciting future looking and stripped down sounds that were emanating from now cult labels like Wiggle, Swag, Surreal etc. The Housey Doingz crew were at the centre of this scene and sound, but 'Doing It' from 1997 and released on the Pagan label predates and showcases a plethora of sonic styles that later became synonymous with that scene. Borderline 'Progressive' numbers like this corking EP are real beauties and found themselves in the boxes of the top jocks of that world and more (see: Sasha, John Digweed & co). A beautifully diverse collection of cuts right here, and a very rare and sought after slab of wax among record collecting circles. For a real flavour of what was to come 'Doing It' is a dope look through the window of one of London's most exciting electronic music scenes.

'Doing It' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of the Housey Doingz massive and was remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT's especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!

REPRESSES

Artist The Delinquents
Title Room On Top
Label Mint Condition
Cat No MC041
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Breakbeat] [House] [Tech House]

Track Listing

A1. Room On Top

A2. Fares Please

B1. All Change

B2. Hold Tight

Description

Mint Condition continue their mission 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....

Well well well, what do we have here? Some certified, 100% pure solid tech-house gold from the masters, that's what. Look at the line up, those who make up The Delinquents: Terry Francis, Nathan Coles and Matthew Bushwacka! B, that should grab your attention. This slab of Wiggle sonics, Room On Top, is the real deal indeed, all the way from back in 1998 this is that premium gear. It's all here, the funk is present in spades, the swagger, the breakbeats - you name it. 4 more tracks of primetime cuts, out of press since the late 1990's, ready to do damage yet again and sounding as fresh and as futuristic as it did back then. This is the kind of record you *hope* will show up in the racks when you're out diggin' but it never happens, no way. Expensive for the last few years, this repress will fill the gap for you and will undoubtedly enable you to rock a few dancefloors in the interim! Totally fresh, totally essential.

The Room On Top EP has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of The Delinquentz / Wiggle and was remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT's especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!

REPRESSES

Artist BILL WITHERS
Title YOU GOT THE STUFF
Label Columbia
Cat No 23-10948AB
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 24/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [Funk]

Track Listing

A - You Got The Stuff

B - Look To Each Other For Love

Description

'You got the stuff' is not 'Lovely day' - that much is true. This one's a wigged out, extended, trip into deep space from 1978 that is truly baffling.
Of course, it features Bill singing for the first half of the track but then all of a sudden we're launched into a cosmic wormhole as everything just falls back and the track is stripped of any earthly qualities. People find themselves asking 'this...... this is Bill Withers?' as lazer guided synths and rock solid drums pull us into the sonic vortex. Truly amazing. Obviously a nugget like this has not gone unnoticed and has been edited and chopped and sampled deftly by the more sarcastic, left-field oriented crate diggers out there but it has never been reissued legitimately - Until now!

A hugely sought after and collectible gem right here, backed with the wistful slow jam 'Look To Each Other For Love' as per the original 1978 Columbia promo 12" version. This left-field, cosmic classic has been legally reissued by Above Board distribution in conjunction with the legal rights holders - Sony Music Entertainment. This high quality repress features original Columbia pink label Disco 12" artwork and has been remastered from Sony's original sources by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.

ICYMI

Artist Midland
Title You Never Take Me Dancing EP
Label Graded
Cat No GRD007
Format 12"
Price £8.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Electro] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Drift Into The Algorithm

A2. Side Gurn

B1. You Never Take Me Dancing

B2. Strangers on a Train

Description

Midland returns after 4 years with his first solo record “Drift Into The Algorithm” taken from his forthcoming EP “You Never Take Me Dancing.” Following on from 2019’s “Alchemy of Circumstance” the EP consists of four tracks that represent the next chapter in his studio process.

ICYMI

Artist FRANÇOIS K.
Title FK-EP
Label Wave Music
Cat No 50004-1
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 16/02/2024
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Hypnodelic

A2. Mindspeak

B1. Edge Of Time

B2. Moov

Description

Francois Kevorkian is a name that should need no introduction. With over 40 years in the game FK has occupied numerous roles in his long and storied career - drummer, DJ, A&R man, remixer and producer - his skills know no boundaries. Having DJ-ed during the nascent days of club culture in NYC alongside Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan and more, Kevorkian has been there from day one. Years spent in the seminal clubs of the day sharpened his ears and his prowess behind the mixing desk saw him become the A&R man at the legendary Prelude records in the early 80's, this in turn led to him working with everyone from The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Erasure, D-Train, Yazoo, The Smiths, Kraftwerk and many many more. A true NYC original and legend, Kevorkian is still active today and the respect he commands amongst his peers has never waned, his adventurous extended DJ sets, seminal mixes and remixes and his open ears and open mind have ensured that he will go down in history as a musical pioneer.

Rewind to 1995. Kevorkian's 'Wave Music' imprint has come into existence with a handful of releases. No-one could imagine that his self-produced 'FK EP' - the next release on the label - would be a stone cold classic. Easily one of the most consistent, exciting and solid EP's to come out of NYC during this golden era of dance music. Across 4 tracks we are taken on a sound journey through a world that is undoubtedly informed by FK's time as an engineer, DJ and most importantly, a music lover.

EP opener 'Hypnodelic' brings us into this world, a deep, driving cut that fuses the dubbed out vocals of Freddie Turner against FK's keyboards and immaculate drum programming, oozing cosmic electronic soul, this track was destined to be a future classic. 'Mindspeak' also boasts some tough drums and with a respectful nod to Chicago is an incredibly mixed and arranged peak-time cut that will drive your dancefloor into deep space again and again. 'Edge Of Time' welcomes us to the flipside of the EP, wild Latin percussions, tablas and old school horn stabs drive this monstrous cut, not to mention cavernous dub FX and that huge bassline that just doesn't let up. Essential. 'Moov' rounds things out on a more subdued, stripped back vibe. Reversed percussions and spaced-out synth chords lace this beautifully understated and warm track, one that builds into a crescendo of melodies and hypnotic rhythms and the perfect way to close what has been a truly special musical journey.

This essential reissue of the 'FK EP' has been fully licensed, sanctioned and remastered in conjunction with FK from the original master sources by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK, repressed onto high quality vinyl and packaged as the 1995 release was. A truly classic record indeed, available again for 2018. Welcome back Wave Music!

ICYMI

Artist EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
Title BRAZILIAN RHYME / RUNNIN' (RE-EDITED BY DANNY KRIVIT)
Label CBS
Cat No ABEWAF001
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 16/02/2024
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [Funk]

Track Listing

A Brazilian Rhyme (Danny Krivit Edit)

B Runnin' (Danny Krivit Edit)

Description

The word 'classic' gets thrown around a lot these days, often abused and attached to things that don't deserve the tag.
 
I think we can all agree that an outfit like Earth, Wind & Fire are truly deserving of such an accolade, since their first tentative steps in the early 1970's as an outfit the Chicago, IL pioneers have made themselves a force to be reckoned with and have sold over 90,000,000 units worldwide! Fusing together Jazz, Funk, Soul, African and Brazilian sounds EWF have been at the top of their game for decades, seeing them inducted into the legendary 'rock n roll hall of fame' at the turn of the millennium. Respect due. On this special, legit 12" reissue we are treated to 2 stellar reworkings by one of Disco and modern dance music's most respected names - Danny Krivit. Danny's tenure in dance music has almost been as long as EWF's themselves so it makes sense that he's on deck to breathe some dancefloor magic into their cult classics 'Brazilian Rhyme' and 'Runnin'. Both tracks are massive club anthems with them being generously sampled over the years and featuring in the playlists of too numerous to mention DJ's and selectors. Both of these amazing edits are extremely sought after and have been legally reissued by Above Board Distribution in conjunction with Danny Krivit and the legal rights holders - Sony Music Entertainment. This high quality repress features original Columbia white label Disco promo artwork and has been remastered from Sony's original sources by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK.

ICYMI

Artist Siraba
Title Siraba
Label Secret Teachings
Cat No STM003LP
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Afro House]

Track Listing

A1. Siraba

A2. Dounouya

A3. Bani

B1. Komô Fôlly

B2. Nase

B3. Dianjô

C1. Ngana Fôlly

C2. Toroba

D1. Tolon Nawilylé

D2. Fô Té Mogobana

Description

Malian and French pair Siraba unveil their much-anticipated self-titled debut LP on Damian Lazarus’ Secret Teachings label, a 10-track odyssey fusing Mali’s rich musical traditions with cutting-edge electronic music.

Malian hunter Boubacar Samake and Damien Vandesande, one half of the French electronic band dOP, have won plenty of plaudits for the early singles taken from their debut album as duo Siraba. Those singles, spanning across the summer months, have found the pair bring the traditional sound of the Wassoulou - a river valley of West Africa - to the electronic world after 20 years of friendship. The music comes with an important underlying message of love and respect and results in spellbinding tracks that move heart, body and soul, finding a perfect home on Secret Teachings - a left-of-centre alternative label to Lazarus’ celebrated and often more club- focused Crosstown Rebels. With the arrival of the full album, the pair exhibit and showcase the emotional breadth and depth of their music, with detailed explorations of organic textures and native sounds merged with future-focused ideas and concepts.

The title track opens with an atmospheric mix of spoken words and spine-tingling chords that bring rich Afro flavours, while ‘Dounoiia’ is a languid groove made from hand drums and pixelated synth leads that cast a fine spell. The slow-blooming ‘Bani’ brings rich Malian blues and melancholic horns, while ‘Komafly’ is a rich mix of acoustic strings and broken beats that transports you to a hot and dusty landscape. A vital component of the sounds of the Wassoulou, the indigenous stringed instrument the Ngoni features again on the rousing ‘Nanse’ as spiritual vocals sung in Bambara rouse the soul.

‘Djandjo’ is another rich infusion of Malian culture with simmering electronics to make for something both ancient sounding yet futuristic, and the hypnotic ‘Ngana Fôlly’ with its rich bass is a song ‘dedicated to those who fight for the well-being of their families, for unity... a song for the people who also fight a great disease, between life and death’. The sublime ‘Toro’ is a wavy groove perfect for sundown - a deep and inviting sound rich in soulful vocals and dreamy melodies, while ‘Tolonawoulile’ is driven by the intense strumming of the Ngoni with busy hand claps and hurried drums and last of all ‘Fo Te Mokobana’ sinks into a heart-warming slow groove with sweeping strings and Malian percussion all overlaid with impassioned vocals.

A rich listening experience, Siraba’s debut album is an immersive journey and absorbing dive into the minds of two artists breaking new grounds while spotlighting native traditions and musical techniques spanning hundreds of years.

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Artist Various Artists
Title Lost Miracles Vol. 2
Label Lost Miracle
Cat No LM1202
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House] [Melodic House]

Track Listing

A1. Sébastien Léger - Stevie

A2. Eli Nissan - Casablanca

B1. Shai T - The Last Dance

B2. Sébastien Léger & Roy Rosenfeld - Cherry On Top

C1. Sébastien Léger - Pamparis

C2. Kasper Koman - The Observer

D1. Roy Rosenfeld, Khen - Milongi

D2. Sébastien Léger - Ariana

Description

Lost Miracles Vol. 2, a selection of eight tracks from Lost Miracle’s back catalogue, previously only available digitally, finally available on vinyl.
Including tracks from Sébastien Léger, Roy Rosenfeld, Shai T, Khen, Eli Nissan, and Kasper Koman.

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Artist The Unsung Wonders / The Rice N Peas
Title Lee Jeffries Presents The Unsung Wonders & The Rice N Peas
Label Sonic Wax Records Limited
Cat No SWLP1
Format LP
Price £10.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres [Lovers Rock] [Northern Soul] [Reggae]

Track Listing

A1. Unsung Wonders - The Hurting Is Over

A2. Unsung Wonders - It's All Over Baby

A3. Unsung Wonders - Cashing In

A4. Unsung Wonders - He's Gone

A5. Unsung Wonders - Too Late

A6. Unsung Wonders - Colour One Tear Black

B1. Rice & Peas - The Hurting Is Over

B2. Rice & Peas - It's All Over (Baby)

B3. Rice & Peas - Cashing In

B4. Rice & Peas - He's Gone

B5. Rice & Peas - Too Late

B6. Rice & Peas - Colour One Tear Black

Description

Lee Jeffries Brings Northern Soul Holy Grail 7” to life in live form with the Unsung Wonders playing live and recorded onto 2 inch tape with no editing to give you stunning versions of these northern soul treasures.

The Album was recorded back in 2016 in Leicester with Lee's dad Steve Jeffries, one of the world's leading Northern Soul’s rare record dealers.

Lee's good friend & now pressing manager at Sonic Wax Pressing Manager Adam Bucanan also was involved in the producing and mentoring the young band to deliver these stunning records.

With 50 years of Northern Soul Wigan Casino in 2023 it's great to see new Northern Soul music is being made.

The Rice N Peas is the alternative ego to The Unsung Wonders and give a stunning Lovers Rock / Reggae take on these holy grail tracks.

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Artist Daft Punk
Title We Were The Robots 2nd ed. (A Disco Pogo Tribute)
Label Disco Pogo
Cat No DPBOOK2
Format Book
Price £18 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/11/2023
Assets Download
All Genres

Track Listing TBC

Description

Second Edition with Foreword by David and Stephen Dewaele - Pre-order from October 4th / Shipping November 1st.

After selling out the first edition more quickly than we could have imagined we have reprinted the book with a new foreword by David and Stephen Dewaele, better known as Soulwax and 2manydjs.

Daft Punk featured often in the formative years of Jockey Slut magazine (including their first front cover). This tribute to the duo collates all the interviews and photos from the seminal magazine covering their early days on Soma up to the release of Discovery. Further articles cover the rest of their tenure as one of the globe’s most furtive, influential electronic acts right up to their unexpected split in February 2021.

● Their first ever interview, for Jockey Slut in 1994.
● Oral histories on their early years on Soma and the making of Homework and Discovery.
● Their first unmasked cover shot and interview for Jockey Slut in 1996.
● A Fax interview from Jockey Slut in 1995 including their doodles and handwriting.
● Long reads on Human After All, Random Access Memories and their Coachella performance.
● Vintage features from writers including Alexis Petridis, Calvin Bush and Ben Cardew.
● A History of Roule records and the duos' extra curricular activities.
● Exclusive Interview with Tony Gardner, the man behind the robots.
● Daft Punk in film: Interstella 5555, Electroma and Tron.
● Daft Punk was playing in my house - an exclusive interview with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
● An exclusive interview with Pedro ‘Busy P’ Winter and Together’s DJ Falcon.
● Daft Punk superfans.

And much, much more!