TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
- A1. One Skilled In The Black Arts
- A2. Us, We Are a Burning Fire
- B1. Us, We Are a Burning Fire (Passarani Remix)
- B2. One Skilled In The Black Arts (Hodge Remix)
The first release on the newly established Greyhound Days imprint comes from Christian Kroupa alias Alleged Witches, hailing from Slovenia, who proved his skills and innovation as a participant at the Red Bull Music Academy in 2014.
Since then he became one of the most prominent names of Slovenia's techno and house scene, with making appearance on the mighty Fabric mix compilation, producing a remix of Alex Smoke for legendary Belgian label R&S, while also releasing a 12” entitled Serve The Spirits on R&S sub-label Meda Fury.
»One Skilled In The Black Arts« EP consists of four tracks, meant for dictating the dance floor with their drum workout, as well as luring you into its deep ritualistic feel, with distant native tongues echo.
For an extra wonderful hypnotic polyrhytms, a rework has been provided by Passarani, one of the Italian leading dance music producers and DJs, who continues to be an inspiration and providing his knowledge and skills to younger generations. While Bristol based Jacob Martin alias Hodge demonstrated his expertise in percussion, resulting in an slamming rework, not meant for the faint-hearted. Just shows, why Hodge is one of Bristol's most exciting new names.
- A1. Skyy - First Time Around (12" Mix)
- A2. Rafael Cameron - Boogie's Gonna Get Ya (Francois K Instrumental)
- B1. Aurra - Checking You Out (12" Mix)
- B2. Edwin Birdsong - Win Tonight
- C1. Leroy Burgess - Heavenly (12" Mix)
- C2. Funk Deluxe - This Time (12" Version)
- D1. Surface - Falling In Love
- D2. Civil Attack - On The Phone
Salsoul Records present a crate digging anthology of the more electronic, early 80's leaning side of their catalogue - 'An essential collection of early 80's post Disco electronic grooves from the Salsoul vaults'.
Primarily a salsa label on it's inception, Salsoul delved into numerous styles throughout it's existence but this killer selection focuses on the period of time where music entered the 1980's and studio technology changed.
A plethora of funked out, dubbed out electronic Funk across 2 discs is what 'Salsoul Boogie' offers - Choice cuts from the likes of Skyy, Aurra, Leroy Burgess, Civil Attack and many more! Featured are the full 12" dance mixes for unlimited dance-floor pleasure. Mixes by Larry Levan, Shep Pettibone and Francois K feature. One cannot underestimate the importance of these tracks on contemporary dance music, but the Funk is the most important thing here, important tracks yes but also amazing records to dance to that capture a time in NYC when clubs were place to be, sanctuaries of escapism, hedonism and expression. Essential listening right here - 'Boogie's Gonna Get Ya'!
Curated with the full input and backing of Salsoul Records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. For listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! Remastered by Optimum Mastering. Artwork & design by Million Dollar Disco.
- A Don't Challenge Me
- B You're Shy
Techno, Disco, Italo, Electronics, House, Library, Cosmic and Ambient frequencies - These are the bedrocks of the Midnight Drive ethos and sound. A label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. A label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. Midnight Drive are extremely proud to present this most beautiful and unique of records - Makers 'Don't Challenge Me' - A truly idiosyncratic early 70's electronic oddity that has long been a coveted and highly prized piece of music by obscure music lovers for many years.
Makers was the moniker for another studio project by legendary euro-disco pioneer Boris Midney. Midney, a Russian ex-pat, explored his own sonic world and in the process crafted some of the biggest records during the most fertile times in the disco period, he created numerous projects including Beautiful Bend, USA-European Connection, Caress and many more.
A classically trained musician and jazz artist, his trail-blazing studio work meant he was one of the first producers to embrace the capabilities of multi-track mixing in a most creative way. Listening to this 45, a limited release on his own 'Midney' micro label, you can certainly hear genius at work, it's mind boggling that this record was crafted when it was (1972) as it sounds totally ahead of it's time and sounds exciting and original to this day. Truly one of the scarcest records of it's kind we were extremely humbled to be able to work with Boris and his organisation on this very special reissue that has been a collaborative effort all the way. This reissue has been repressed from Boris' own masters and every care has been taken to ensure that this lo-fi oddity sounds as good and clear as possible and the label artwork is a close rendering to the original as a respective nod to Boris and the Midney imprint by our friends Atelier Superplus. This is the very first time this record has ever been reissued (it was included on the most incredible 'Personal Space' compilation from a few years ago) and people will be very surprised to hear the b-side for the very first time - 'You're Shy' - A sweet soul number that almost recalls The Staple Singers and could easily have been released on Stax or any familiar labels of that ilk that somehow manages to retain the strange and overall DIY aesthetic of the 'Makers' sound.
Remastered by Optimum Mastering, Bristol UK. Artwork and design by Atelier Superplus. Reissued in conjunction with Boris Midney / Midney Records. 2018.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Devoted To U (Session Victim Extended Remix)
- A2. Y'all Right (thatmanmonkz 8 Minutes Of Funk Remix)
- B1. Ivoire (Austin Ato Remix)
- B2. Look At Me Or I'll Steal Your Eyes (Byron The Aquarius Remix)
Classic presents ‘Re-Interpretations #1’, the exquisite remix package of tracks from Folamour’s blissed-out ‘Umami’ album, available on 12” vinyl. Session Victim introduce a fiercer beat to their ‘Devoted To U’ remix preserving the delicate strings and its progressive style. Next up, fellow Classic contributor thatmanmonkz pumps up the tempo and lays down heavy percussion in his 8 Minutes Of Funk Remix. Afrobeat producer Austin Ato weaves in his influences on ‘Ivoire’ with soft drumming, slow saxophones and a disco-inflected bassline amid echoes of vocal from Nigerian singer Kio Amachree. Alabaman Byron The Aquarius sprinkles a little of his jazz-house sound on ‘Look At Me Or I’ll Steal Your Eyes’ ending a truly mesmeric release.
- A1. Opening
- A2. Dark Intervals
- B1. Innocence and Inspiration
- B2. Are You With Me Love
After shining a light on the Garage’n’Breaks of Persian and the Bump’n’House of Brian Bristol, the Mysticisms’ crew return with another reissue, to a source of love and inspiration, the epicenter of the 90s NYC club music’s explosion and development, with an EP from the music production partnership of Lee Rodriguez and Steven John Craden.
Better known as the team behind must-have The African Dream double-header on Eightball Records, they were a feature, under numerous pseudonyms, on the early 90s NYC scene with appearances on a who’s who of labels including Movin’, Strictly Rhythm, Tribal and with Elements of Life, on Oxygen Music Works.
Released as a 12”, a 2 x 12” and a CD album, the want of a lot of US labels at the time to mirror the success of Hip Hop saw an attempt to grow House ‘projects’ from club EPs to being seen as artists via albums and onwards.
The limited success of that tactic wasn’t to the detriment of solid music and what the four tracks included here show is at their heart are talented producers who can encompass ambient, jazz and deep / spiritual House music with aplomb.
The EP starts with Opening, a short introductory piece with mellow hats and warm keys that serve to show this is not your average 4 tracker, before soon giving way to the deep intensity of Dark Intervals. Tight drums, hats high and keys pushing, the vocal samples and swirling atmospherics all yield to a bass calling for loud sound systems.
On the reverse is an immense example of spiritual NYC house music for the ages in Innocence And Inspiration. The up, up, up hats, double bass, swirling arpeggio, tight claps, whistle strings, ridin’ jazz fused break-beats and then that purity of the piano cuts through everything like that shit is real. A break and solo for talc, drop and spins on Vinyl Sundays, those Latinos stage left, just watch and learn.
To close, the other side of Rodriquez and Craden is apparent in Are You With Me My Love? Taken from the album, here included to provide a repost to the grooves that have gone before. A song for sunset and sunrise – Ibizan ambience, with lilting keys, shanty samples, vocal questions and a melancholic horn refrain till end.
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- A1 DJs Take Control - Shadowchild Remix
- A2 DJs Take Control - 2018 Remaster
- B1 DJs Take Control -Sooney & Slipmatt 2018 Remix
- B2 DJs Take Control - DJ Boring Remix
Food celebrate their 50th release by bringing you 3 new remixes of SL2’s classic, ‘DJs Take Control’.
Aside from a Remastered original (exclusively cut to vinyl), we bring you 3 new takes on one of the most infectious Breakbeat-Rave tracks from 1991.
DJ Boring takes you to another world with his stunning left-of-centre breakbeat excursion while Shadow Child provides a hypnotic-dreamy 4 to the floor workout. Slipmatt & Sooney’s 2018 update pushes all the peak-time House buttons, finishing off a remix package we’re proud to be involved in.
“When Rave-hero Slipmatt approaches you with an update of one of your favourite tracks, you sit up and listen. You then work out that you can celebrate the 50th release on your own label in the most apt way possible, by returning to your roots!” - Shadow Child.
SL2 ‘DJs Take Control’ is out on vinyl via Food Music - 31st August 2018.
- 1. A Thing
- 2. A Thing (Jordan Remix)
Having hallmarked their success through their ability to showcase the hottest talents in dance music, whilst being renowned for curating some of the finest compilations over the years, London's finest party collective, Future Disco now offers a warm welcome to Gimbrère to the imprint. The young Dutchman steps up to the plate with his heavy weighted disco weapon, 'A Thing', seeing AVA regular Jordan on the remix duty.
Kicking things off, Gimbrère teases with a series of sweet melodic disco grooves under a booming range of 808 kicks, slowly sweeping off the filters to let the passionate vocal howls let loose and tear through the speakers. Coupled with thunderous crashes and well deserved breakdowns, this track is without a doubt some real peak time business from the flying Dutchman.
On the flipside, Jordan lays one down for the early hours, switching up the beat into a trashy hi-hat affair, making room for a wobbly old school bass and synthline to playfully glide along with the sam-ple hooks. Two completely different, yet equally as satisfying cuts, rounding off what is yet again an-other quality release from the Future Disco crew.
- A1. Dracula
- A2. There Will Be A Time
- B1. Song for Spike
- B2. VSL
A Band Called Flash’s third EP on the J4J record label continues to expand with a new group of future funk goodies. With the highly anticipated release of the hypnotic dance track “Dracula” along with the funky vocals “There Will Be A Time” and “VSL”, artist, songwriter and producer Jared Hines doesn’t disappoint. Add to that, the intergalactic groove “Song For Spike” and you have an EP that will surely satisfy listeners and dancers alike.
- A1. First Choice - I Can Show You (Better Than I Can Tell You) (Phonk D Edit)
- B1. The Salsoul Orchestra - Take Some Time Out (For Love) (Delphi Edit 1)
- B2. The Salsoul Orchestra - Take Some Time Out (For Love) (Delphi Edit 2)
Every DJ needs their 'secret weapons' - those handfuls of killer versions or re-fixes, the classics reimagined by shadowy figures who know exactly what needs to be added (or subtracted) from well known or obscure tracks. These activities have long been a staple of the Disco world, think Francois K's incredible early 80's collages, Danny Krivit's DJ specials, Larry Levan's acetate-only special mixes - these are the things of dance music legend. Salsoul is a label that isn't afraid to embrace the new generation of contemporary producers who continue to be inspired by their genre defining catalogue, often drafting in the hottest underground names to rework the classics much to the delight of the newly initiated listener and the hardcore fan. Here we have such a project, a split 12" from 2 new school producers who have turned in some top shelf reworkings of Salsoul jams - German DJ and producer Phonk D gives us a bumpin' version of First Choice jam 'I Can Show You (Better Than I Can Tell You)' which was originally the B-side to 'Breakaway' in 1980. Taking the best parts and teasing them over almost 7 minutes of funk Phonk D crafts an essential dance-floor tool that will certainly get spin in any discerning dance. Over on the flip is a remix of 2 parts from Delphi. Usually making up on half of the infamous Tiger & Woods Delphi steps out on his own and drops a heavyweight version of The Salsoul Orchestra's early 80's Boogie jammer 'Take Some Time Out For Love'. Again, this is a respectful and tasteful take on an underground classic and Delphi adds just the right amount of special seasoning to make this one an all-out bomb! Having been road-tested thoroughly by Tiger & Woods in their DJ sets we can safely say these 2 new mixes hit the right spot for sure. All in all, some essential, fresh and exciting reworks that bring a new slant to the Salsoul catalogue that will undoubtedly have you dancing your ass off!
For listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! Remastered by Optimum Mastering. Artwork & design by Million Dollar Disco.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Chains
- B1. Chains (Patrick Topping Remix)
Rogue D is the new solo project from Danny Minchella. Under this new moniker he delivers the eagerly awaited Chains. Set to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, it’s a high octane, club-ready number with abundant driving percussion. Unstoppable force Patrick Topping is also back on home ground for the remix.
“Chains was inspired by Jamie 3:26’s and Cratebug’s edit of Loretta Holloway ‘Hit N Quit’ - I wanted a simple, raw track, killer bassline and a soulful vocal. The process was very fast and I made the majority of the groove in one morning. I dug deep in my collection, looking for that special vocal and came across Steve Silk Hurley’s “Chain of Fools’ (with Aretha Franklin on the original vocal), and it just made the record pop!” - Rogue D
As an artist Minchella has played some of the world’s most esteemed establishments and released on a wealth of high profile labels. He now aims to use his Rogue D guise as a means to express his forward thinking and personal tastes in sound- from techno to old school garage to the sounds of Detroit. He’s already released on DFTD as well as providing a remix of Soul Clap’s Misty on Classic Music Company.
In his relatively short career so far, label favourite Patrick Topping has made the cover of Mixmag, won a coveted DJ Mag Best Of British award and made the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJs. He’s released some of the biggest tracks on Hot Creations and is resident for Jamie Jones’ Paradise at DC10. On his rework of Chains, Topping isolates the vocal and adds a tribal bounce to proceedings.
- A1. On It (Vocal Mix)
- B1. On It (Enzo Siragusa Remix)
- B2. On It (Dub Mix)
Seth Troxler’s club focussed label, Play It Say It, welcomes a master of stripped back and dubbed out tech grooves in the form of Seb Zito, while Fuse boss Enzo Siragusa steps up to remix.
A core part of the world-renowned Fuse party crew, Zito's distilled productions are perfectly functional, boasting the sorts of subtle charms that make them truly irresistible to legions of dancers. His warm sound has landed on the Fuse and Infuse labels as well as Rawax and Kaoz Theory. He runs his own Seven Dials label and is as revered for his resident sets in London and Ibiza as he is his studio sounds.
The excellent ‘On It’ opens things up with tightly coiled drums, adorned with bumping kicks that immediately get you moving. A soul infused vocal brings plenty of cool to the track whilst dreamy pads add warmth and depth. A dub is also included in the package for those darker, late night sets. Both versions are sure to become club mainstays.
Remixing is Enzo Siragusa, the man behind the internationally renowned Fuse brand and a driving force in the contemporary house and techno scene. He DJs around the world, hosts parties across Europe and is known for digging deep. His version is more zoned out thanks to the swirling pads, with the orignal's vocal coming at you in a dreamlike fashion, as the knotted bass hammers home the groove.
This is an essential release that is sure to go on to big things this summer.
- A1. Feedback Loop
- A2. Feedback Loop (Serge Devant Remix)
- B1. Feedback Loop (Bedouin Remix)
- B2. Feedback Loop (Mad Professor Ariwa Dub 1)
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons have released their new track ‘Feedback Loop’. This is the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming new album Heart of Sky, out on July 20th through Crosstown Rebels/BMG.
Showcasing the warm textures of Jesse Appiah’s soulful vocals and the Ancient Moons’ top notch production, ‘Feedback Loop’ already sounds like a classic and is undoubtably one of the album’s key moments. The song is about A.I., a conversation between man and machine, and rolls out of the speakers like a 21st Century update of Bristol’s Wild Bunch sound system.
Remixes for the dancefloor from Bedouin and Serge Devant, plus dubs from the legendary Mad Professor, follow on all formats next month.
- A1. Facundo Mohrr, Valdovinos - November
- A2. Jamie Stevens & Joe Miller - Wanderjahr (Original Mix)
- B1. Sebastien Leger - Blowfish
- B2. Rowee - Butterflies
- C1. Volen Sentir - Arrival
- C2. Jonas Rathsman - Nazca
- D1. Leo Grünbaum - Beast in the Dark (feat. Luke Temple)
- D2. Mark Finkel, Viki Makrianis - Anyone Who Had A Heart (GHIZ retouch)
All Day I Dream returns for another Summer Sampler with seasonal tunes from the likes of Jonas Rathsman, Sébastien Léger, Volen Sentir, Leo Grünnbaum, YokoO, and more.
Wonderous pads, delicate percussion, and soft voicings cohesively blend the 9-track compilation into a spectacle of aural bliss, weaving between dancefloor friendly and the more sonically relaxing tracks under ADID’s signature modus operandi.
Facundo Mohrr & Valdovinos’ ‘November,’ kicks off the release with an effortless gliding bassline, soothing mallet melodies, and subtle Marlena Shaw vocal chops, conjuring graceful imagery like leaves falling in Autumn woods.
Throughout the compilation are a number of darker peak-time tunes like Jonas Rathsman’s ‘Nazca’, Leo Grünnbaum’s ‘Beast In The Dark’, and Sébastien Léger’s ‘Blowfish’.
Whether it’s the psychedelic plumage on YokoO’s Soft Retouch of Life Less Ordinary’s ‘Moments,’ the warm vibraphone pluckings on Jamie Stevens & Joe Miller’s ‘Wanderjahr,’ or the exotic drum work on Rowee’s ‘Butterflies,’ the Summer Sampler is a compelling and well-rounded compilation that showcases All Day I Dream’s mood-transcending flairs.
- A1. Romanticism Movement
- B1. A girl with no friends
- B2. Never yours, boy
Ellum Black, the new sub-label of Maceo Plex’s notorious imprint, focuses on the dark and intellectual side of techno. This second record instalment features Spanish producer Architectural. Following an EP on the main branch of the label in 2017, Juan Rico aka Architectural delivers 3 forward thinking cuts for this record.
Architectural is known for his detailed and magnetic productions and on ‘A Girl With No Friends EP’ he goes deeper into the hypnotic edge of his soundscape. The first track we hear ‘Romanticism Movement’ creates a statement for the vocabulary of sounds Rico used for this record such as low frequencies and deep grooves. The title track follows on the B-side with develops on these textures. Closing the trio ’Never Yours, Boy’ finishes the EP with another variation of Architectural’s romantic techno repertoire.
- A1. ELEVATE
- A2. ELEVATE (ACAPELLA)
- B1. NASTY
- B2. ELEVATE (DUB)
Matt Edwards and multifaceted artist Patrick Mason team up as SRVD with debut release entitled ‘ELEVATE’ dropping on Rekids this August.
Whether as Radio Slave or his various other monikers, Matt Edwards is one of electronic music’s most consistent and innovative artists. Ever since his early reinterpretations of Kylie Minogue and New Order, Edwards has continually commanded respect as a producer and in-demand remixer, whilst as a label owner his Rekids imprint is undoubtedly one of house and techno’s most influential platforms.
Meanwhile, Patrick Mason continues to conquer the fashion world; a devout club kid and gifted creative turning heads as an outstanding art director, illustrator and model, whose extensive artistic talents include a unique and compelling voice destined for dancefloors.
SRVD’s story begins when the pair met in Panorama Bar, which soon led to Edwards and Mason hanging out at the studio and later evolved into improvised performances in Berlin’s club scene and beyond. ‘ELEVATE’ perfectly captures the raw spirit and vibe of their live show, with whispering vocals ushering in precision kicks and piercing stabs until Mason’s mesmerising voice comes fully into play.
An homage to the New York vogue scene and a huge hit at Panorama Bar - where the pair have set the house on fire with three unannounced shows so far this year - ‘NASTY’ is a syncopated, bass-driven monster of a cut complete with infectious claps and metallic effects.
- A1. Let Me Love You
- A2. Let Me Love You (DJ Gregory Remix)
- AA1. Let Me Love You (Moplen Extended Discolypsomix)
- AA2. Let Me Love You (Accapella)
An evergreen disco-funk-calypso record, Bunny Mack’s ‘Let Me Love You’ from 1980 was the first commercial hit for the Sierra-Leone-born composer and is now available alongside remixes by DJ Gregory and Moplen on this unmissable 12” vinyl package. Perfectly suited to DJ Gregory’s world fusion sensibilities, he worked a remix for Defected in 2008, laying down additional percussion and emphasizing the electric guitar riffs. Italian DJ and vinyl junkie Moplen introduces organ chords and synths in keeping with Bunny Mack’s Afro roots on his brand-new remix Discolypsomix. Completed by an Accapella version courtesy of Bunny Mack himself, this is another stellar lightbulb moment of rediscovery from 4 To The Floor.
- A. Try My Love (On For Size) (Club Mix)
- AA. Try My Love (On For Size) (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
The Shapeshifters return to Glitterbox with their stunning dancefloor belter ‘Try My Love (On For Size)’, this time along with an exclusive classic disco remix by Dr Packer on this 12” vinyl edition. Teni Tinks, a session vocalist and arranger who has worked with the likes of Rudimental, Quincy Jones and The Jacksons, lays down fresh vocals on the Sharon Redd anthem from 1980, now laden with fresh horns, strings and arrangement on the ‘Club Mix’. The king of disco re-edits Dr Packer slows the composition down, highlighting the impressive instrumental with filtered vocals beneath for a more classic sounding version of this wonderfully life-affirming record.
- A1. Oooh
- A2. Andromeda
- B1. Oooh (Hammer Remix)
Next up on Dusky's renowned 17 Steps label is the return of long term pal Kiwi. Having supported the lads on 9 of the 17 Steps tour dates and having also provided the 15th release in the label catalogue - the fellow Londoner now readies his 'Oooh' EP which comes backed up with a remix from Feel My Bicep affiliate Hammer.
Kiwi's sound is one defined by positive, kinetic feeling - joining the dots between Detroit Techno, Soul and Balearic. With previous releases on Futureboogie, Life and Death and Moscoman's lauded Disco Halal imprint, he's garnered several accolades including reaching number #85 in Mixmag's Top 100 tunes of 2017 and sitting at #1 in the genre chart for a total of 9 weeks with his 'Orca' EP back in 2016.
Now - continuing on his ascent, Kiwi lays out a pair of rapturous, gooey House jams that lands right on time for the festival season. On 'Oooh' - Vocal lines swirl over a largely beatless backing track. A rich, balmy feeling unfolds behind synth chimes and layered delays which work together to form an irresistible summer DJ tool. 'Andromeda' then follows up and blends 80's soundtrack-tinged stabs with crispy drums and thick sub bass before being accompanied by a pulsating synth line that carries the track to a delectable crescendo. Hammer then closes things up with a somewhat hallucinogenic take on 'Oooh' with LFOs, analogue sweeps and blobs of acid bleeding together to cap off an altogether warm and woozy trip.
- A. Axon
- B. Axon (Legowelt Remix)
Following on from 2017's experimentally-focused EP, 'Nucleus', Axon finds Phantasy regular Ghost Culture return with an urgent, pristine slice of club euphoria, backed by a standout remix from Legowelt. The original version of 'Axon' powers ahead with a supremely physical bassline and a ghostly atmosphere that's slathered with atmospheric choral touches, contrasted by punching, powerful drums. Each perfectly tuned element weaves a seriously impressive spell of charismatic, contemporary electro.
'Axon's original form is then driven underground and transformed into something truly psychedelic at the hands of legendary producer and synth legend, Legowelt. Coaxing out one of his distinctive acid lines, the Hague resident unravels a heady, hazy atmosphere of creeping euphoria amid a spectral, twilight groove.
- A Belle Ame
- B Let the sun in
The first release on a relaunched Rotation Records from Label Boss, Dave Angel. A special inside out Club cut. Big Room Techno
- A1. svínastía 3000
- A2. Itchy and Scratchy Show
- A3. SÚRMATUR
- B1. Alien Agenda
- B2. Misanthropy (Dark stöff) v1 m1
Iceland’s Volruptus returns to Bjarki’s bbbbbb with five esoteric cuts titled ‘Alien Agenda’.
Releasing on bbbbbb at the end of last year, Volruptus has emerged swiftly on the European party scene, with the Icelandic artist popping up on line-ups all over the continent. Following releases by Norway’s EOD and fellow Icelandic talent, Lord Pusswhip, ‘Alien Agenda’ is bbbbbb’s third record of the year - continuing Bjarki’s progressive tastes for innovative electronic Scandinavian artists.
First up, ‘svínastía 3000’ deploys a synthetic, fast-pitched techno revolver fused with space- induced, twisted modulations. A scratch tool titled ‘Itchy and Scratchy Show’ follows before launching into ‘Súrmatur’ - a celestial 303 synth line layered over scattered electro drums, together providing a magical transcendental experience.
‘Alien Agenda’ is suitably an eccentric, IDM tinged number – with shades of acid and powerful bass shrills becoming the focus here. Last up, ‘Misanthropgy (Dark Stöff)’ provides an energetic rolling percussive loop, intensifying naturally through cryptic, high-pitched melodies.
- A Love Break
- B Burning
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Yet another solid Soul/Funk nugget lifted from the vaults of Miami's CAT Records (Another T.K. Disco subsidiary).
Often sampled, re-edited & re-jigged but never bettered! Gwen McCrae's all time classic "All This Love I'm Giving" finally see's a timely repress, just as God intended, on a dinked 45 with all original artwork intact! That's right, you may recognize this number from Cassius' 1999 hit "Feelin' For You" but this track has long been a staple of rare groove dances & sophisticated soul parties with discerning DJ's & selectors clamoring for the original 45 at any cost.
Backed here with it's original b-side slow jam "Maybe I'll Find Somebody New" this rare 45 has been re-mastered, re-pressed & brought back for 2015's dance-floors in conjunction & with the permission of T.K. Disco / Henry Stone Music, Miami USA.
- A1. Visions (S.T.T.G.)
- B1. The Surface
- B2. Paraiso
Conceived under the leaky roof of Casa Di Ruffino, the first ANF on NAFF is a 3 track extended player from Dust-e-1 and Priori. Crunched out sci-chedelic jams, ready for the new age.
- A1. The Morning After - Get It
- A2. The Right Direction - Midnight Rhythm
- A3. DeVarne - You Are Number One
- B1. Grayship Daviz - Get Up Get Down And Let Your Body Pop
- B2. Tony Cook Pres. Vernon Cheely - Get To The Point
- B3. Destiny In Time Band - Dance
- C1. Destiny In Time Band - You Bring Out The Best In Me
- C2. The Fabulous King - If You Like What We're Doing
- C3. DeVarne - Kiss You Everywhere
- D1. Visions Of Tomorrow - Galaxy
- D2. Monofide - Party
- D3. Lonnie Givens - The Heat Is On
The American Boogie Down finally makes it on vinyl! To celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the groundbreaking compilation by Jerome Derradji & Rob Sevier (Numero), Past Due Records, the reissue division of Still Music is finally releasing this incredible selection or rare and lost boogie funk and disco from the Midwest and beyond on wax.
The DLP includes an exclusive poster with liner notes by Rob Sevier and artwork by Al Kent.
GenresTrack Listing TBC
||You Are My High
As always theres no name on the label but you know why. Its all about the music and this time weve got the >POWER< ! Cabin Fever are back with one of the most asked for tracks of 2012. Already a massive record for Radio Slave these tracks have been the talk of the town since he picked them up from a young frenchman based in Berlin at the end of last year. So, dont miss out on this super HOT vinyl only limited release. Hailing from Berlin this young french man might well be this years brightest star of electronic music. As always theres no artist on the label but you know why. It s all about the music ! Super fresh and vinyl only. And this one certainly has the >POWER< !
- A. XXXX (ABEL'S EDIT)
- B. Etire En Avant
Times of innocence; « Etire en avant » is a track by I:Cube from 1996 recorded straight to tape, when he was still doing music in his bedroom at his parents’ house. This slow jam contains french hypnotizing aerobic lyrics combined with a funk filtered sample, perfect for a tantalising disco sleaze
late night set.
On the flip side, Abel from the infamous Red Light Records Amsterdam offers us a surprising re-jam based on the original « XXXX » track released last year on the Oeil Cube E.P.
Speeding it up from 33 to 45 rpm, and then extending it for maximum effect.
From cinematic slow boogie to proper boogie monster.
- A1. Ribari - Sekvenca 21
- A2. Forced March
- A3. Estrie
- B1. Facedance
- B2. Plavobradi
- C1. Veliki Prekor
- C2. Nijagara - Spomenici
- C3. Fortirer Et Recte
- D. Dream
It was Vladimir Ivkovic who introduced me to the world of Rex Ilusivii. A world where the spirit of a genius holds sway. I remember spending an entire night at Vladimir's house in Germany, listening to all those recovered pieces, and feeling like I had entered another space-time.
Mitar tragically left us, one November night in 1999 in Brazil, leaving behind an extensive body of work consisting of more than 500 pieces, for the most part never released. Being submerged in such a unique universe, so singular, brought me happiness. It also filled me with hope, because I tell myself that today there must be many other outstanding musicians who produce in the shadow of the traditional circuit, just for the pleasure of making music.
Listening to the music of Mitar Subotić makes you part of his world. He did not stop producing from 1983 to 1999, in different styles, but with an instantly recognizable touch.His music also marries the evolution of recording techniques with new instruments that have appeared over this time, from the TR808 to the digital samplers. It took me more than two years to select the music for this record, as each time I listened to the material it revealed other details and other possibilities.
I am extremely happy and honored to present this record to you, in which I try to do justice to the different, "versatile" facets of Suba.
- A. Let Your Body Talk
- B1. Ain't That Somethin
- B2. Shakin Room
Essential repress of 1992 Trax / Saber rarity. Ace & Sandman aka the mighty Virgo 4 with some ultra-deep machine jams drenched in soul.
A truly unique release that across 3 tracks shows the sophisticated style and musicality that are trademarks of the classic Virgo sound.
This is one for all the box-jammers, deep house heads and Chicago aficionados. You need this one. Flawless all the way down from the top.
Remastered and repressed legitimately by Above Board distribution from the original source materials. Classic material.
- A Single Girl (Vocal)
- B R-Trax D-Rail
Offical re issue 2018 Ultra-rare proto-house vibes from Chicago courtesy of Still Music.
This one's long been coveted by followers of the jacking beat, the apostles of WBMX.
Produced by Mike Macharello & Duane Thamm Jr this is a truly unique record and one that is very hard to obtain.
If you dig the earliest grooves from the Windy City, or you have a passing interest in Italo or Freestyle then this is for you!
A fully legit 12" reissue, taken from Still Music's recent, comprehensive overview of the 'Let's Dance' label this is unmissable.