Pangia was composed of Barry Gun (vocals), Jim Daniel (Drums), Tony Cimorosi (Bass), Cliff Korman (Keys), Roberto Santos (percussion) and Marlon Graves (Guitar).
Influenced by Funk, Jazz and R&B and with some world music mixed into the musical gumbo, Tony started writing songs for the band with Barry Gun writing most of the lyrics.
Rosemary Santos met Tony at a recording session he was working on with latin singer Juan Lan Franko and liked Tony’s arrangements. She approached Tony with the idea of creating a record company to feature him as an artist and producer. Rosemary then created Man-Rose Records with Manny Montero and financed Pangia’s first release. “Tell Me” and “Dancin And Singin” were recorded by Bob Blank at Blank recording studio NYC in 1984. It was the only release on Man-Rose Records.
B1. Tale of Devotion (Prins Thomas Diskomiks Remix)
Brazilian-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Terr makes her Phantasy debut
with the sensational single, ‘Tale of Devotion’.
Arguably one of the catchiest moments in Phantasy’s musical history, Terr
delivers a wide-eyed vision of sincere synth pop pleasure, backed by a sublime
Prins Thomas Diskomiks.
Undoubtedly indebted to the visionary modulations of Giorgio Moroder, Phil
Oakey and Wendy Carlos, ‘Tale of Devotion’ flawlessly captures the romance,
ecstasy and opportunity throbbing at the heart of dancefloors for the past fifty
years. No mere nostalgia trip, Terr delivers a soaring vocal performance that
proves to be the warm, ambiguous heart of the track, driven by bubbling, cosmic
electronics and flashes of orchestral melodrama.
Prins Thomas establishes a contrasting groove for the latest in his beloved
legacy of ‘Discomiks’ reworks. Somewhat dialling in the conscious hi-NRG of the
original production, the Norwegian maestro’s undulating, percussive edit places
Terr’s wistful vocal journey centre stage, while branches of halcyon disco
blossom around her.
Now, what do we have here... A brand new offering by Mr. Panthera Krause. He has been proven over the course of his previous EPs on Riotvan that his approach to electronic music is one of a kind and never lacks a certain tongue in cheek attitude. Exactly that is now validated by these two new cuts, maybe more concise and on point than ever. They are also a foretaste of an album that will be released later that year on Riotvan.
How Long Does It Take (Inc. Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi Remixes)
B1. How Long Does It Take (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix)
B2. How Long Does It Take (Baldelli & Dionigi 'Malba' Remix)
Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce they will be releasing Mildlife’s new single ‘How Long Does It Take?’.
The original version of ‘How Does It Take’ plus two remixes by Italo-disco legends Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi will be released across all digital platforms on April 12th, followed by 12" vinyl on May 12th.
“’How Long Does It Take’ is an homage to the dance floors and clubbers who championed our music from Day 1,” the band say of the single. “We’ve been delighted to watch heaving crowds burn holes in the dance floor as we close our set with it so now we’re equally delighted to offer it up on record as a late night thumper.”
The B-side of the ‘How Long Does It Take’ 12" comes with remixes from Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi, the originators of legendary Italo-disco club night Cosmic Disco, found on the shores of Lake Garda in the late 1970s. The band met Baldelli on tour in Sicily where they had been invited by Giles Peterson to play at his Ricci Weekender on the outskirts of Catania. They bonded over a mutual sound and Baldelli jumped at the opportunity to remix the song.
It was Memorial Day Weekend 2016, and the sun shined bright over the Detroit River. Pontchartrain stepped up to the decks at the Red Bull stage at Movement Electronic Music Festival donning his infamous "Detroit vs. Itself" t-shirt. His first song through the Rane rotary mixer was a dubplate made specifically for his set: “Afterlife”. It’s a brilliantly executed balearic daytime disco rework that warrants the praise of summer anthem that it’s earning.
On the flip is “Pool”, an equally sunny slomo beatdown rework from Blair French. It's a delightful blend of cerebral and soulful, and is finally getting a release after being originally championed by Peter Croce on his Le Mellotron Paris set back in early 2018.
This 7" is pressed heavy and cut loud at 33.3 RPM with a normal non-dinked hole.
C2 No Smoke - Koro Koro Black Is Black (Break Mix)
C3 Watt Noise - Baby Be Good to Me
D1 Watt Noise - Its My Life (Dub Mix)
D2 No Smoke - Adele Cry
Presenting a fully legit, remastered and repackaged reissue of this essential various artists collection from 1989 on 2 x 12".
London's Warriors Dance label was a unique operation and a pioneering London label during the late 80's acid house phenomena. Home to an assortment of DJs, MCs and soundmen, they went on to make their own original and indelible mark on the rave scene from the infamous 'Addis Ababa' studio on Harrow Road on the North-West side of the city. A former reggae and soul studio that was instrumental to the output of influential artists like Soul II Soul and more, a steady diet of reggae, bass, hip-hop, house and techno kept their edgy, and diehard UK sound and style right at the cutting edge of the dance music underground across the globe with the top DJs and producers of the day celebrating the label. The studio, helmed by label owner Tony ‘Addis’, acted as an incubator for artists whose names would go down in the history books.
A slew of local talent and a network of DJ's, producers, artists and associates formed around the WD camp and helped forge the instantly recognisable sound and aesthetics of the label and it's mission statement. Among these were No Smoke, The Housemaids, Watt Noize, James Harris and many more. 'Tuffest Of The Tuff' acted as a solid intro and expansion on these artists sounds alongside some other crew members. Featuring new material, special versions of known tracks, remixes and more, 'Tuffest...' is a super heavyweight collection that further solidifies the Warriors as a formidable force in the London underground. This is an updated and expanded 2019 version of the compilation that boasts some unreleased DAT tape outtakes and cuts that have never seen the light of day - until now! This compilation is crammed full of the breakbeats, deep as the centre of the earth basslines, left-field influenced acid cuts and dubwise new-wave esque dance sounds we've come to expect and love from the WD camp. Truly a label that was on a creative roll at the time, blazing trails and staying true '89 style. Respect!
An essential purchase, spread across 2 pieces of wax for your ultimate playback enjoyment. Featuring original label artwork and picture sleeves tweaked by Atelier Superplus. All cuts lovingly remastered by Optimum Mastering, Bristol, UK from the master sources. Special thanks to Nicky Trax & Tony Addis. Proudly distributed by Above Board distribution. 2019.
The Lost Chicago Beat Traxx (1988) Vol. 2 (Jerome Derradji Remix)
The lifespan for humans is estimated at less then 100 years in this dimension. Due to this limitation, they seem to lack patience trying to attain their goals in this world. I’m sure that this is the case for most humans in particular, but the focus in this mission statement will be based on the Electronic Music Scene.
From the ﬁrst arrival to this world and watching the current state of electronic music unfold, things seem a bit stagnant. There seems to be a drastic inﬂux of so-called artist/ producers that are trying to inﬂuence the genre and the passive aggressive assault on what the pioneers have created. Until these souls truly study the art of music production, their track releases should be frowned upon. Their foundation should be to learn how this sound was created and how they can contribute to it moving forward.
Why not study to be a techno historian, it’ll only be a beneﬁt. If you don’t understand the past, then there is no real future. Life-forms in this dimension need to understand the past to change the future, otherwise we’ll make the same mistakes over and over and time after time nothing will ever evolve. These words do not speak for Eqwel, however my feeling is that Eqwel has been spawned to contribute quality music to this genre for the indefnite future.
The mass understanding of Techno is the main goal for Eqwel, because if you truly understand this music, you’ll be mentally teleported to another state of mind. This audio telemetry is the answer to get lost inside the relentless nature of the low end frequencies, that is ﬁlled with percussions of high intensity. It’s been over well over a year since Eqwel has been contributing to the electronic music scene on a deeper underground level, so it’ll take some time before the earthlings are ready to be introduced to some new ideas. This society has been programmed to only like what they are told to by massive advertisements, with such vast dimensions why listen to these commercial programmers.
Listen to yourself. Music keeps us feeling alive, during our stay in this sedative society. Words & Observations by: Shadow
7inch Side A: Float in the Air (5:59)
7inch Side B: The Spot (5:59)
CD Track 1: 2456K Intro (1:06)
CD Track 2: Receiver (5:45)
CD Track 3: Matter of Time (7:44)
CD Track 4: Pace the Ride (8:33)
CD Track 5: DSLBroadband Switch (1:29)
CD Track 6: Audio Telemetry- Eqwel Version (6:52)
CD Track 7: New Dimension (7:10)
CD Track 8: Bottom End (8:53)
CD Track 9: 5G Language (3:04)
A1. It All Began in the East, Then Two Worlds Became One - Sacred Dance Version
B1. A Dance for Gratitude
A story that is told through music, of a Japanese artist who travels to a foreign land and ﬁ ﬁnds her true calling through the guidance of melody, rhythm, dance, mentorships and friendships.
Music by: Mental Remedy. Produced by Joaquin Joe Claussell For Sacred Rhythm Music & Cosmic Arts
Although the music on this CD Album was written, produced and performed by Joaquin Joe Claussell aka "Mental Remedy." it should not be mistaken as a Mental Remedy album. What is this, however, is a music soundtrack based on a story which was shared with Joaquin Joe Claussell by a good friend and fellow artist Naoyo Terada.
Born and Raised in Japan, Naoyo set out on a journey to America that began around 20 years ago. In pursuing her dream and new way of life; Naoyo set her sights on America. While there and within a relatively short period of time, she has been blessed with valuable lessons, as well as gained profound insights that would not only bring out from within-her calling as an artist, but more profound, bestow upon her lessons on spirituality, creativity and a love for music that would dramatically change her life moving forward…
It is important that you the listener are made aware that, “This is not a usual dance music CD.” Rather, it should be listened and absorbed as conscious, cosmic feel good music. But only if you open your mind and let a stranger in. The harmonic tones will do the rest of the healing…
A1: It All Began in the East, Then Two Worlds Became One - Sacred Dance Version (6:01)
A2: Joy's a Blessing - Extended Version (6:01)
A3: A New Horizon (1:57)
B1: A Dance for Gratitude (7:10)
B2: Miracles in Rishikesh (6:51)
Followed by the huge success and now eagerly sought after 12inch composition titled “Divine Harmonics.” Produced and Performed Kuniyuki Takahashi. Cosmic Arts Music (a division of Sacred Rhythm Music) brings to you the second installment of unique story telling by the way of Atmospheric Soundscapes, Rhythm and Melody.
Next up in this series is a man that needs no introduction. A Note from The Artist himself... "It’s been a long time in the making, but to finally release a piece of art with Joe is a dream come true. 'Teardrops' is part of a whole series of music I wrote just after my daughter’s birth, and I think you can hear that in the music. And to release it on such a dope label is a special thing for me. (and Winni) I wanted to do something different. Something out of the ordinary that stands out...I think a 5min beat-less intro is about as brave as I could be. I want to thank Brother Joe Claussell for his full support and belief in my music and me as a musician since the late 90's. With peace and Respects, Vince."
Like its predecessor, this is a Limited Release. Don’t Sleep!
Thank You for Listening.
The Sacred Rhythm Music & Cosmic Arts Family
20 years since the original release on Richie Hawtin’s M_nus imprint, Exalt Records reissue the minimal classic – Swayzak vs. Theorem ‘Break In At Apartment 205’ 12”.
The two main tracks from the original release have been remastered by Paul Mac and comes on black vinyl with artwork by Grid Pattern.
Following on from the success of the most recent Moscow drop ‘Waisted’, Archie Hamilton’s next release is ‘Make the Difference’ with New York’s Sole Channel Music and Muzik 4 Tomorrow founder aka Mr V.
‘Make The Difference’ in its original form is a mesmerizing and slice of anthemic vocal house laced with the spine-tingling and sumptuous tones of Mr V.
A track tailor-made by Archie for those life-affirming dance floor moments, Mr V’s vocals home in on the core values of house music in its purest form, unity and sanctuary in the freedom of expression.
On the flip is two club tools, Mr V’s acapella and Archie’s VIP mix, a fast tempo techno-driven banger geared for peak time energy.
Infuse welcomes Pierre Codarin with an excellent three track release, ‘Pork Chop Express’, featuring a great KOKO remix to boot!
Pierre has been bubbling on the underground surface for few years now, releasing material on respected labels such as Adult Only, LAATE, Tervisio and his self-titled label was launched at the beginning of 2016 and has seen heady plays from the industries peers with each release granting praise from the media, DJ’s and collectors. Pierre brings a very raw and rich sound in both his productions and Performance with a very in-depth knowledge of record selection leaning towards a nostalgic U.S. and U.K. influence.
The title track ‘Pork Chop Express’ is a driving, rib-rattling, pad-infused, triumph of a track causing quite a stir on the floor. On the flip and ‘Lo Pan’ jacks the tempo and gets rough as Pierre drops a smorgasbord of key fills and stabs to keep this beast a grooving! Finally, following on from their brilliant ‘Generation K’ EP on Infuse early this year, KOKO deliver a blistering dance-floor led remix of ‘Pork Chop Express’, perfectly rounding off this great package.
FINA co-owner Corbi makes his long-awaited debut on the label with three tracks of his playful, inventive house sounds. He has made a notable impact in just a couple of years, with EPs and edgy, in demand edits on The Bricks, Music For Freaks and Morris Audio.
Opener ‘Samurai’ continues in that rich vein, with seven sublime minutes of dreamy house. It’s awash with gorgeous chords and vocals, adding to the escapist effects of a truly lush track. The smooth ‘Access Serenity’ slows things down, with loose drum tumbles, summery and Balearic string sounds and exotic, tropical percussion that take you direct to the beach. Last of all, ‘Warp’ with J33 reworks a cult classic with driving, elastic drums and bass and the original’s deadpan vocal style. Add in curious whistles and the whole perfectly off-balance groove is sure to get big reactions.
Jasper Street Co. has cemented its reputation through the years as one of
America’s premier medium for quality soulful and gospel-based house music.
With the release of the “Rejoicing” double vinyl album on Nervous Records,
Jasper Street Co. is now going next level in presenting songs and productions
that will be peak hour/hands in the air timeless anthems.
Jasper Street Co. consists of vocalists Randy Roberts, Vonita White, Richard
Burton and super producers Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen. Teddy is one of the
founding and core members of The Basement Boys, a monumental production
team behind multiple hits including the 1991 gold single “Gypsy Woman (La Da
Dee, La Da Da)” – arguably one of the greatest house music productions of all
time. The Basement Boys earned maximum respect from the music industry and
fans worldwide as they always remained true to the roots of quality house, but
still were able to bring that house feeling to productions with pop artists like
Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and Erykah Badu, while still making hits for core
dance artists like Ultra Naté and Martha Wash. DJ Spen also has a storied
connection with the Baltimore music world. From his days in the early 80s
making mix tapes for local Baltimore radio shows to his experience as a founding
member of a group called Numarx that originally recorded “Girl You Know Its
True,” which eventually was a number one worldwide hit for Milli Vanilli, to his
eventual work with The Basement Boys, Spen has solidified his position as a
major figure in the American house Music Industry.
This double album includes the Number 1 Traxsource Charting single “My Soul Is
A Witness,” a cover version of the seminal Ultra Naté house music anthem
“Rejoicing (I’ll Never Forget)” featuring vocals by Dawn Tallman, and the gospel
house stomper “Praying For You.” Other guest artists include Byron Stingily and
Norma Jean Wright on “Paradise,” musical contributions from Charles Dockins on
“Happy Song” and arrangements by Tommy Davis on “You’re My Latest, My
Blaze feat. Palmer Brown
My Beat (Folamour / Javonntte / David Harness / Derrick Carter Remixes)
B2. My Beat (Spaced Out Beat) (David Harness Remix)
C1. My Beat (Solid Groove Remix)
C2. My Beat (Solid Groove Dub)
D1. My Beat (Derrick Carter's Disco Circus Mix)
D2. My Beat (Accapella)
West London’s Slip 'n' Slide was one of the UK’s original house imprints. Starting in 1994 with early releases from artists such as Blaze, X-Press 2, Masters At Work and Kings Of Tomorrow, they set the benchmark for house music in the UK. Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan (aka Blaze) were one of Slip ‘n’ Slide’s most prolific acts, with ‘My Beat’ written and produced by the pair. The record sees Hedge don his Palmer Brown alter ego for vocal duties which, teamed with an up-tempo jazz beat, create this irresistible classic. Now Slip ‘n’ Slide return to release this 12” package, offering a chance to own this seminal track on wax, along with remixes from across the spectrum of contemporary dance music. Newly produced highlights include Folamour’s blissed-out interpretation and the more left-wing Javontte Jazzbug Mix. As well as the stellar original, the release also features Derrick Carter’s Disco Circus Mix, David Harness’ remix, the Solid Groove remix and dub and the Accapella.
Northern star Denney returns to Hot Creations with his West Coast Revival EP - a
full power nod to the early days of his career, inviting Liverpool’s latest export
Melé and Denver tech-house pioneer Hipp-e to provide the remixes.
Club Bad founder Melé makes his first appearance on the label with his remix.
Heavy on the percussion, he creates a tribal ambience with a deep and driving
bass that pushes it into peaktime party territory. With almost three decades in the
business, Hipp-e is widely regarded as being one of the pioneers of the West
Coast scene. He co-founded H-Foundation, which held a residency at fabric for
eight years. His version steers the track into darker territory, creating an insatiable
2018 was a huge year for James Denney, aka Denney. He produced a slew of
releases for top imprints including Saved Records, Relief, Knee Deep In Sound,
Moon Harbour and Pete Tong’s FFRR. His skills as a DJ have seen him tour
globally taking in Brazil, Argentina and Australia as well as Europe and North
America, where he held down a residency at Miami’s infamous Heart. He has also
been a regular figure in Ibiza at DC10 and Amnesia. In 2019, Denney’s pace
shows no sign of slipping with plenty of releases in the pipeline as well as plans to
launch a series of events in his hometown of Middlesborough and his own label.
The fifth edition of Defected’s vinyl series commits the labels biggest digital releases to wax, delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. This springtime release delivers all the summer stompers you need on your sound system, with the A-Side featuring Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers’ ‘In My Arms’ and Mat.Joe & Kid Enigma’s ‘Get Loose’; two sure-fire party starters. On the flip are two tracks from man of the moment OFFAIAH. First up is his collaboration with vocalist Cat Connors ‘Somewhere Special’, where the Las Vegas based artist delivers a deep, rolling bassline and tension-building drops. Up next is his 2018 smash ‘Push Pull’, another record ready to set the club alight this summer and beyond.
It’s no secret that in recent years Brazil has become a breeding ground of sorts for Dirtybird talent, and two artists at the top, Bruno Furlan & DJ Glen, come together for the massive “Another Planet” EP.
Truly sounding like they were made in a studio from a different world, both the title tracks and the flip side, “Ducking”, will stop your feet in your tracks when you hear it, and then get them going full speed when it comes back end.
Colossal basslines, mammoth breakdowns and a bunch of extra terrestrial sounds and rhythms make this one of our most unique releases of the year, and will surely be on of the biggest.
62ND CELL (reads sixty-second-cell) is the latest alias of UK producer Dave Campbell aka Hi-RYZE but also Ubik, Timenet, Kibu, Autonation and other sought after electronic classics from the early 1990s. Dave is enjoying a renaissance this year, releasing fresh outstanding electronic music with a new double 12” LP The Wood for the Trees on his own label YozMaz. Fusing classic techno programming with high-end production techniques, there’s a track to suit all dance floors and hi-fi home listening.
Irish live act and producer Hybrasil builds on a big 2018 with a fantastic debut on
the mighty Rekids entitled ‘Afra’.
Hybrasil has put out plenty of techno tracks that have topped Beatport charts. He’s
released on Octopus Records, his own self-titled label and Break New Soil, as well
as playing Amnesia Terrace and Privilege Ibiza. He is a new school techno talent
of the highest order. "
Slick opener ‘Afra’ is the sort of lively techno cut that gets the floor marching to its
beat before erupting with big synth stabs that look to the heavens. The Millsian
‘Source Vibration’ pairs things back to flat footed, forward driving kicks and molten
synths that ripple over the drums. As intensity builds, the synths grow ever more
wild to ensure plenty of big moments in the club.
‘Pallas Athena & Aeoleusc’ continues to pair monstrous drum programming with
uplifting chord work that is simple yet hugely effective. Rising up through the
shadows, the glistening pads bring colour and future soul to the track, before last
of all, ‘Bishop’ flips the script with some funkier drum programming that gets you
on your toes as dubbier chords flesh out the grooves.
Ibiza Records label was established back in 1989 and was one of the main contributors to the UK underground music scene. Those behind the label we're the innovators of Hardcore Jungle, Jungle Techno and Jungle genres in the 90s stemming from Warehouses to clubs and now festivals. Ibiza Records Label returned in 2017 with some new releases and a back catalogue of gems for the real Junglists out there.
Archives Vol. 3 Potential Badboy By Ibiza Records
This 3 track EP Archive Vol 3 come’s straight outta Ibiza Records vault all produced by Potential Badboy back in 1994 and 1998. Each of these tracks represents rare groove elements and the original jungle sounds
A. Junglist Girl feat. Uk Apache - This track made back in 1994 produced by Potential Badboy feat. Uk Apache on the vocals with a jungle groove just for the ladies.
AA. Brok Wild – This track came out on Ibiza's label back in 1994 produced by Potential Badboy and has the strong essence and vibes of rare groove elements.
AAA. Hands Up feat Jnr Dangerous - This track made back in 1998 produced by Potential Badboy feat. Junior Dangerous on the vocals is a strong representation of rare grooves stabs and soul grooves
Co-producer - Paul Ibiza
Produced - Potential Badboy
Written-By - Potential Badboy
Phuturistic Electro / Techno Music Written By a secret Microchip, connected to Intergalactic Celestial Circuits. Transmitted across the Space Time Continum from a Distant Galaxy populated by Artifically Intelligent Robots.
This message was Intercepted by The Hacker Command and recorded to wax for Phuture generations to interpret..
Originally released on Rabbit City Records as a CD collection taken from the first batch of EP's on Rabbit City. Remastered and offered by Mike Wells on his own FMM imprint. Definitely one of my all time favourites from 1992, Force Mass Motions early work was very distinctive. A sound that owed a lot to how Mike Wells sourced a lot of his sounds. Listening to and taping Kiss FM and sampling it. With a home built sound card his brother made an Amiga was the centre of the studio. All the music was mixed down through an old Broadcast desk using a few clever delay line tricks that give the music a lot of depth. Very distinctive, totally original the music was caned by all the DJ's.
Peggy Gou is proud to announce the launch of her own independent record label, Gudu Records. The label’s first release will be the Moment EP - a two-track 12” featuring the tracks ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Han Pan’.
'Moment’ sees Gou continue to explore the charismatic facets of her musical and personal identity, drawing on her Korean heritage and language and her love for house & disco’s Eighties heritage, with particular nods to the output of labels such as Prelude and West End Records in the decade’s nascent years.
Gou’s own singing voice, known to so many from last year’s ‘Once’ EP, returns here to confidently guide the rhythm on ‘Starry Night’. Mixing both Korean and English vocals over a tumbling cascade of percussion and piano house keys, the track builds to incorporate layers of instrumental samples and subtle acid lines. Romantic, anthemic and timeless in its feel, it reaffirms Gou’s skill as a songwriter with appeal that resonates beyond crowded dancefloors, not to mention language barriers.
'Han Pan' follows as an instantly rhythmic affair that draws energy from a memorable and delicately tuned pan-drum. Alongside some expert and understated arrangement, as well as another, contrasting vocal performance, ‘Han Pan’ transmits a different but equally powerful energy.
I Like It (Blow Out Dub) - The Maghreban Remix (Record Store Day 2019)
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.
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....
The era of major label 'dance' subsidiaries and remixes certainly threw up tons of classics and unexpected favourites. A time when the A&R men in the big offices were looking for the next streetwise sound, the next club anthem. One such label was the former independent and then Atlantic-backed Big Beat, helmed by the clubbable Craig Kallman who had cut his teeth as a DJ and promo man in NYC's music underground. Utilising his skills, Kallman signed Tropical Moon's 1991 seminal deep house EP 'Love Is A Mystery', a collaborative effort by underrated house heavyweights Nelson 'Paradise' Roman and 'Blue' Jean Hughes (RIP). It's no surprise that this record became a cult must-have with DJ's, here was a sublime and mature record crafted by 2 giants of the deeper side of house music, working in unison to create something 'other'. 4 tracks deep with a wide range of style and oozing sheer class, the whole record still sounds incredible today. A must-have for anyone with a love for soulful and deep music, brought back into view for 2018. An extremely sought after and hard to obtain slab of wax right here. Forget those wack bootlegs that you may see online, this is the real deal.
'Love Is A Mystery' has been legitimately released with the full involvement of the rights holders and Atlantic Records and remastered by Bristol's Optimum Mastering from the original sources especially for this release. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at Mint Condition!
One of the most eagerly anticipated electronic albums of 2012 is finally released! After a series of groundbreaking singles: ‘Pain In the Ass’, ‘I’m Week’ and ‘Ghetto Kraviz’ (featured here) Muscovite Nina Kraviz is set to release her eponymously titled debut artist album on Radio Slave’s superb Rekids imprint.
Nina’s album is a combination of stripped-bare house, deepest Detroit sounds via beautifully ambient pockets and more soul infused slo-mo jams, all coated with an authentic analogue finish and Nina exquisite vocals. The music is emotive and engaging, whilst being something truly original and inspirational. The album features collaborations with Hard Ton and King Aus. Playing out like a full artistic statement rather than just a collection of tracks, the odd time signatures, innocent and waify vocals, muted acid lines and hypnotic loops layered up by Nina all work subtly at pulling you into her world. A superbly, executed and accomplished debut album that has already set the bar high for electronic albums this year.
1 Walking In The Night feat. Hard Ton
2 Aus feat. King Aus on the mic
3 Ghetto Kraviz
4 Taxi Talk
Deep house legend Kerri Chandler's mighty "Atmosphere EP" dropped in 1993 and still packs a punch today! A killer, heavyweight 4 tracker of deep Zanzibar, Shelter channeling NJ House music that has always been a big one among the DJ's, heads and dancers. Opener "Climax 1" is an organ driven, stomping groove with piano stabs sprinkled throughout managing to sound tough and subtle at the same time while it's partner "Climax 2" is an uplifting, old school leaning cut with vocal loops, samples and that unmistakable KC swing! On side-B "Track 1" kicks things off with some super, rock hard drums and horn samples woven through those blissed out late night synth sounds, one to get lost in! "Track 2" rounds out the EP in fine style and sounds a bit like Kerri is jamming with Mr.Fingers as the ubiquitous Juno bassline rolls out over some jazzy piano, lush pads, strings and claps making the "Atmosphere EP" a truly essential record with every track oozing pure class.
This has always been a sought after 12" due to it's classic status and has often changed hands on-line for collectors prices. Now it is available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with permission and in conjunction with Shelter Records, New York City and featuring the original 1993 label artwork.
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.
OK. This is an anthem. You know 'Dance' already, right? HUGE Pal Joey jam from way back in 1990? The one that flips Carl Bean's 'I Was Born This Way' into the stratosphere? Yeah, that's it! Except this is that track reimagined by 2 killer producers, flipped and edited into the cosmos by the New Jersey legend Kerri Chandler and the West Coast's Onionz, probably the only producers who could touch such a stone cold classic and actually bring something to the table! Originally out in 2002 these 2 edits / mixes are total weapons, you need this 12 in your bag. Everything is touched, tweaked and blended in just the right way and full respect is given to the mixes. This isn't no fly by night re-edit thing, this is heavyweight's bringing us some heat and their interpretation of a track that was obviously a huge deal for them on a personal level. Do not snooze on this, masterfully repressed, with the full consent of everyone involved and remastered on a solid 12 for you all. Tip!