TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
GenresBroken BeatDeep House
- A1. Saine - Act Natural
- A2. Saine - Jus Right
- B1. Saine - Low Key
- B2. Saine - Jus Right (Pontchartrain Remix)
Helsinki-based producer Saine makes his Delusions debut following amazing output on such revered labels as Voyage Recordings, Odd Socks, Omena and Fina. A producer who can flit from hazy instrumental hip hop through to raw, dusty house at the flick of a switch, Saine has built a solid following amongst lovers of left field leanings we’ve come to expect from the likes of Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Henry Wu and Leon Vynhall.
On lead track Act Natural we find Saine in perhaps his heaviest mood to date, delivering a crunchy uptempo house jam which retains his unique sound despite being aimed firmly at the dancefloor. A speaker wobbling eighth note bassline locks down the groove whilst familiar, much-loved frag- ments from the rave days punctuate the crackling beats. Add to this some simple syncopated chords and you have a winning formula for a timeless track which looks to the future whilst respectfully doffing it’s cap to the past.
Jus Right continues in a deeper, more musical fashion with Saine getting busy on his synths, building up layers of warm pads and soloing Moog lines. A prominent vocal brings a soulful touch whilst the minimal, almost hihat-less groove adds an original and fresh feel to this blissful track.
Flipping over we have Low Key, a shuffling deep house number loaded with sliced Rhodes samples, echoing vocal hits, clipped percussion and sublime bass. As the atmosphere thickens, everything falls away to silence before rebuilding, creating some nice tension in the arrangement.
Finally we have Pontchartrain offering up an excellent remix of Jus Right. The Detroit native responsible for some mighty fine releases for the likes of Rocksteady Disco, Lovedancing, Soul Clap, Kolour LTD and Whiskey Disco takes things in a more straight-up house direction with heavier beats, 909 hats pushed to the fore and a distinctively old school feel to the mix.
Key DJ/Club Feedback
MOOD II SWING - 'Awesome'
RON TRENT - Yes I like this!
I really like the EP but especially Act Natural which I will most definitely play.
Let me know If you can send. Would like to put it on my new podcast. Thanks!
DETROIT SWINDLE/ MAARTEN SMEETS
Especially enjoying jus right and the remix! will play these for sure
Loooove this one . Would love to play it. Don't hesitate to send me a zip if you've got one left somewhere.
diggin this one..quite groovy and specifically different!
GenresAcid HouseChicagoDeep House
- A1. Salvation Is The Cure
- B1. The Bad Blood 622 Project
- C1. R-Spirits Will Not Be Broken
- D1. The Low End Theories
Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers’ Tuskegee Music welcomes a standout dance music innovator with a new EP from Chicago great Jamal Moss.
Moss is best known as Hieroglyphic Being, an artist who cooks up raw, inventive, rule breaking tracks and live sets of techno, house, and acid. His uncompromising style is informed by having grown up seeing the likes of Ron Hardy play at the legendary Muzic Box in his native Chicago. He runs the esteemed Mathematics label and is hugely prolific as well as being an artist who very much does things on his own terms, much to the delight of global press and his hardcore fanbase alike.
This double pack vinyl release opens up with the uniquely raw deep house of ‘Salvation is the Cure’, featuring icy hi hats and jacking drums which all have a live and authentic sound. A skewed acid line sprays about for extra ruggedness and distant chords bring a sense of futurism to the whole thing. ‘The Bad Blood’ is a majestic track of tumbling drums and off kilter percussive sounds all backed by exquisite synth work that exudes a pained sense of soul. It’s loose limbed and dynamic, always evolving and featuring the sort of killer bassline that will send clubs wild.
Title track, ‘R-Spirits Will Not Be Broken’ then ups the ante with knackered, hard hitting drums that are frazzled and lo-fi, spinning hi hats that teeter on the edge of all out chaos. It’s a bristling, edgy brew of in your face sounds that will blow the roof off whenever it’s dropped. Last of all, ‘The Low End Theories’ is six more minutes of impressively instinctive, scuffed up drums, hits and twisted cosmic melodies. It sounds like chaos at first, but over time patterns emerge and you cannot help but be consumed by the strange beauty of it all.
This is a typically unique and expressive house offering from one of the most innovative names in the game.
- A1. Parusha
- A2. Miaplacidus
- B1. Phantom
- B2. Trip To Planet Love
Visionquest return to their Special Edition vinyl-only series and welcome a new friend to the family: Greek craftsman BODJ. Following a remarkable run of releases on the likes of his own Audiorama and Memoria earlier this year, the Athens-based DJ continues his vein of form with these four wide-ranging tracks...
‘Parusha’ takes the lead with warm tones and textures. Airy pads and an insatiable Chicago-like bump to the voluptuous bassline ensure this grabs full attention the moment it enters the mix. It’s backed by three other vital cuts that express BODJ’s true breadth and vision: ‘Miaplacidus’ celebrates one of the brightest stars in the night sky with a stripped back, sub heavy hypnotic groove, ‘Phantom’ kicks with timeless house dynamics that subtly evolve, twist, turn and fold into each other over its eight minute journey before we end with the wonderfully titled ‘Trip To Planet Love’. Once again showing BODJ’s scope and stylistic flexibility, it closes the show with a hip-wriggling electro twist. Slinky breakbeats, bubbling bass and a space-age feel; it’s every bit as cosmic and full of love as its title suggests. A perfect way to end another perfect Visionquest trip. Happy travels...
- A1. Kevin Over - Penthouse Boogie
- B1. Kevin Over - Penthouse Boogie (Seven Davis Jr Remix)
- B2. Kevin Over - Lavender
Berlin-based producer and DJ Kevin Over has been on the rise over the past few years with a steady stream of output on the likes of Gerd’s 4Lux, Dj Steaw’s House Puff and of course Madhouse where he returns to here following last years ‘Where To Begin’ EP.
The original mix of ‘Penthouse Boogie’ opens with jangling metallic percussion, thunderous sub tones and dusty drums driving the groove whilst an amalgamation of choppy chords and stabs ebb and flow amongst hypnotic pads, hooky vocals and jazzy marimba tones.
Seven Davis Jr’s remix of 'Penthouse Boogie' follows, taking a more raw and stripped-back approach with a gritty drum groove, skippy hats at the forefront whilst easing in the original’s vocal chant, resonant pad swells, wandering marimba tones and a fresh, bumpy bass line.
Title-track 'Lavender' then rounds out the package on a Garage tip with swinging broken drums, hooky vocal phrases, murky bass tones and organ stabs.
- A1. Wayward & Books - Green Lanes
- A2. Wayward - Maxi Love
- B1. Wayward - Time & Again
- B2. Wayward - Silver
London producer-duo, Wayward, are back after blowing us away with their marvelous "Good Afternoon Mr Magpie" EP. Wayward have a knack for bridging the gap between the dancefloor and the more soulful side of electronic music, with support across the radio airwaves from the likes of Giles Peterson on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, KCRW, Beats In Space and Rinse FM.
Wayward's most recent release, the "Green Lanes" EP is another milestone for the rising duo. The EP opener “Green Lanes” (co-written with London producer Books) is a dance floor ready tune with a hypnotic bassline and the perfect amount of cowbell. “Maxi Love” brings the disco heat with an edit of a timeless classic, reinterpreted for late night escapades. On the B side, “Time and Again” is a breezy house banger and the closing track “Silver” is reminiscent of Wayward’s signature sound, blending samples in seamlessly with warm percussive elements.
Out on 12" via BONN, October 19th.
- A1. Upper Thrust (Original Mix)
- B1. Upper Thrust (Chris Simon Remix)
From the redwood forests of Big Sur and the industrial warehouses of downtown Los Angeles comes PFEIFFER, a label dedicated to quality and a diverse musical output. Pfeiffer follows in the footsteps of labels such as Svek and Kompakt, known for releasing a wide range of techno and house with a common thread of unique and unpredictable energy. Looking to bring this type of eclectic curation into the modern era, Pfeiffer draws inspiration from the raw simplicity and effortless magnetism of its namesake location on the central coast of California.
Pfeiffer’s third release sheds its veil of anonymity in style, bringing U.K. pioneers Waze & Odyssey to the label. Hot off the success of their summer smash "Everything," Waze & Odyssey's latest track “Upper Thrust” is a veritable journey, twisting and turning through deft synth stabs, ravey vocal cuts, and a dreamy breakdown. The Chicago influence is clear, but it’s truly a beast all its own. On the flip side, label head Chris Simon offers a dance floor-focused remix centered around a driving groove and a weighty bass riff.
Support from Chloé, Davide Squillace, Paco Osuna, Black Coffee c/o, Marco Carola c/o, Richy Ahmed c/o, Joseph Capriati c/o, Horse Meat Disco...
- A1 - Oyasumi
- A2 - Bobbi
- B1 - Violet & Me (Original Mix)
- B2 - Violet & Me (Native Healing Reprise)
Bristol's Milo Johnson aka DJ Nature has long been the man for those lowdown, dusted-out late night jams that simply ooze soul and atmosphere.
Having released music on myriad quality labels including Jazzy Sport, Golf Channel, Future Boogie and more, he felt it was time to craft a solid platform specifically for his own sonic explorations. A true craftsman and someone who would rather let his music do the talking FWD EVR is that platform, and this, the maiden voyage on the label sees us welcomed into Milo's sound-world, where across 4 beautifully crafted cuts we feel soul, deep house and hip-hop vibes and sensibilities bristle with creative energies well into the wee small hours.
- A1. Luca M & JUST2 - Acid Ghetto
- A2. Luca M & JUST2 - Restore
- B1. Luca M & JUST2 - Bechamel
- B2. Atapy & JUST2 - Levels
Play It Say It welcome a trio of top talents in Luca M, JUST2 and Atapy for a new EP featuring four fresh dancefloor tracks that are destined for big things.
Romanian Luca M is a real techno talent who counts mainstays like Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin as fans. From Suara to Terminal M, he has released on the most vital labels and runs his own Get Funky Music in collaboration with JUST2, who he works with here on three of the tracks. A fellow Romanian of equally international repute, he can lock in a dancefloor for hours on end.
Opener ‘Acid Ghetto’ is a masterfully slick house track with electrifying synths and restless, non-stop drums. The whole thing races along and sweeps you up with freaky vocal sounds, whirring machines and bendy pads that are as heady as they are dance friendly. The excellent ‘Restore’ is a supple groover with an elastic bassline and bright piano chords that will twist and turn the dancefloor out of shape and. Next up ‘Bechamel’ is more stripped back, with a dynamic deep house feeling permeated by dark chopped up vocals and the sort of slippery rhythm that hypnotises the whole club.
The final track is from JUST2 & Atapy, a producer who has been making his mark since 2010 on the likes of Get Physical and working with artists such as Noir and Louisahhh!!!. Their ‘Levels’ is a perfectly bumping house track with rich, rubbery drums and tumbling synth chords that bring an off-kilter charm to the driving grooves.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Upside Down
- B1. Piano Not Piano
- B2. Sound Like That
Swiss production wizard Andrea Oliva returns to Hot Creations this October with a solid three-track EP that oozes a fierce and fiery rhythm.
Title track Upside Down fires up the EP from the off with its growling bassline and elements of glitchy goodness. Piano Not Piano juxtaposes hi-hats against the thud of the industrial bass, adding piano chords and a drop of acid. The EP closes with Sound Like That, a groovy roller with a distorted vocal stab. Discussing the EP, Andrea explains that he wanted to “have influences of acid, house and techno, supported by solid grooves”, also revealing that he is “very happy to be back on the label with three diverse tracks”.
A mainstay on the White Isle and with appearances at Tomorrowland, Sunwaves, Sonus, Medusa, Kappa Futur and DGTL, Andrea Oliva is one of the industry’s most in-demand DJs. In 2016 he was invited by Radio 1’s Pete Tong to record a coveted Essential Mix, which was live from Ushuaia. Last year he also made his Boiler Room debut, as well as performing Mixmag’s Lab and DJ Mag sessions. He’s released on respected imprints such as Desolat, Knee Deep In Sound, Saved, Moon Harbour and Relief and has remixed for a plethora of high-profile artists. Now with this latest Hot Creations release, Oliva’s career shows no sign of slowing down.
- A1. Tripeo & Cadans - Rave Tune
- A2. The Leap - Idiocracy
- B1. Tripeo - Need For Nuance
- B2. Tripeo - Zeitgeist
Wolfskuil founder Tripeo aka Darko Esser presents four esoteric cuts titled ‘Synergy EP’ on Rekids, including collaborations with Doka (as The Leap) and Clone Basement’s Cadans.
As Darko Esser the Dutch DJ, producer and label owner has been active for over two decades, helming his illustrious Wolfskuil Records label, which has recently hosted records from Shlømo, Cadans and Rumah. Following a series of releases on his eponymously titled Tripeo imprint, Esser’s appearance on Rekids is his 2018 debut and marks his first outing on another label in nearly five years.
Alongside fellow Dutch producer Cadans, who has releases on Neighbourhood and Clone (when not producer drum and bass as Icicle), ‘Rave Tune’ kicks off in emphatic style, delivering alluringly bright strings and oscillating bass slabs. Esser then pairs up with Doka as The Leap, producing alarming synth swirls and thudding percussion for an energy filled spectacle titled ‘Idiocracy’.
On the flip, Tripeo balances otherworldly chords with slick drum design in ‘Need For Nuance’ before concluding with ‘Zeitgeist’ with its electro styled groove layered with glistening melodies, eccentric sonics and heavenly leads throughout.
- A1. Jared Reyes - Mind Dancer
- A2. Tshiamo Molefyane - Orchid Forest
- B1. Elina Shorokhova - Wind
- B2. Kouji Nagahashi - The Passing It
Red Ember Records presents another intrepid team of electronic pathfinders on its ‘Deepsounds’ imprint. Preserved in the wax, number four features producers Jared Reyes, Tshiamo Molefyane and Elina Shorokhova with special guest and ‘iero’ label owner Kouji Nagahashi.
Continuing the noble pursuit of underground electronic deepness, house music and beyond, from all corners of the globe.
- A1 - Third Aura
- A2 - Last Voyage
- B1 - After Life
- B2 - Tempest
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 a long out of print and highly sought after NYC ambient techno classic - Code 6's 'Untitled' EP from 1993.
In the early 1990's, Code 6 was a side project by Joey Beltram. A name that is extremely well known and respected in the world of dance music, a true techno stalwart with a hugely impressive catalogue of music, including more than a few classics and with a DJ and production career that spans almost 3 decades.Recorded in 1993, this 4 track EP is a departure from the style Joey was most associated with during this time period, favouring a more ambient, breakbeat driven and esoteric aesthetic. Contained within is 4 wide-screen snapshots of sci-fi drenched emotion, a raw, melodic tour de force that leaves the listener wanting more. It's easy to make lazy comparisons with other sonic emanations of the time from Sheffield, Belgium, London and Cornwall in terms of feel, but the 'Untitled EP' is very much it's own planet, a truly original set of short but effective techno-vignettes that still captivate today in 2018. All of the tracks on this reissue have been remastered from Joey's DAT archive, with the exception of 'Tempest' which was transferred from his mint personal copy of the record. All efforts were made to respectively maintain the sonic integrity of this fantastic, lost record.
- A1. Kasra V + Klorzeiger + To Nhan (Dopplereffekt) - Atropa Belladonna
- A2. Bloom
- A3. Akasa
- B1. Otaku
- B2. Inferno
- B3. Bloom (Servito & Cudmore KV in full mix)
NTS mainstay Kasra V joins Firehouse Records with a sublime 6 track EP. Featuring a remix from Mike Servito and Justin Cudmore, and a collaboration with Dopplereffekt’s Rudolf Klorzeiger and To Nhan.
“I’ve always admired Dopplereffekt's work, which is monumental to techno, so to have them on board for a collaboration is immense. I like to think of this EP as new millennium post proto trance/IDM.”- Kasra V
A common thread weaves through Kasra’s thoughtful Akasa EP, each track adding an extra element to the journey. The EP opens up with the collaboration with Motor City group Dopplereffekt. Atropa Belladonna is a beatless beauty that flows effortlessly into the breakbeat rhythm of Bloom. Akasa follows with its dreamy synths. On the flipside Otaku delves delicately into IDM territory and Inferno finishes off the EP with its techno leanings, glitchy bleeps and blips that spill into lilting synths. Servito and Cudmore provide their own take on Bloom, stripping it back and creating an intergalactic track with a deeper bassline.
Iranian-born London-based producer Kasra V has been steadily rising through the ranks. His show on London station NTS and his DJ sets showcase his broad musical taste and his ability to seamlessly blend genres- from old school beats to middle-eastern grooves to acid and trance and beyond. His productions are equally diverse, releasing on Make Love In Public Spaces and Feelings.
- A1. Ooh Wee (Extended Mix)
- A2. Ooh Wee (SoulPhiction's Nervos Mix)
- B. Ooh Wee (Norm Talley Remix)
thatmanmonkz graces Classic with his psychedelically grooving ‘Ooh Wee’ on 12”, this time enlisting SoulPhiction and Norm Talley on remixing duties. Remaining true to his Detroit house and 90s boom bap influences, the title track holds a soft analogue crackle and bass loops tied together with delicate keys and soul vocals by Nikki-O. SoulPhiction’s Nervös Mix is a production in two parts, leading with synth lines on deep and intense keys then ascending into disco glory. Detroit DJ Norm Talley takes a classic house approach with piano riffs and sharp hi-hats, adding another edge of genuine old skool sound to this release.
- A1. Remember My Name (12" Disco Mix)
- A2. Remember My Name (Marcel Vogel Remix)
- B1. Remember My Name (Rick Wade Remix)
- B2. Remember My Name (Girls Of The Internet Dub)
Following their debut single on Classic Records, and collaborations with legendary Chicago vocalist Peven Everett, and Natalie Maddix of the House Gospel Choir, Girls of the Internet are back with a new single.
'Remember My Name' is a collaboration with unsung British Soul diva Linda Muriel. Linda was a founding member of Acid Jazz mainstays Incognito and The Brand New Heavies. At the point both bands were about to blow up, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and incredibly, lost her voice for 2 years. The bands moved on by the time she recovered and her voice returned, but to this day, she remains a fierce singer and powerful songwriter.
Remixes come from Detroit Deep House royalty, Rick Wade, and the devilishly handsome Marcel Vogel.
More singles from Girls of the Internet are scheduled, and work has begun on their debut album. The Girls are hoping to make their live debut very soon.
- A1. Serious, Sirius Space Party (Club Version)
- A2. Serious, Sirius Space Party (Party Mix)
- B1. Serious, Sirius Sax Party (The Unreleased Dub)
NYC's Disco powerhouse West End Records should need no intro. The home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. The label started by one Mel Cheren (RIP) with assistance from Larry Levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it's catalogue constantly being played, rediscovered, reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers.
From the West End vaults we are pleased to present Ednah Holt's 'Serious, Sirius Space Party', a thundering, slo-mo, bass-heavy slab of NYC electronic funk that will sound familiar to those who paid close attention to what the maestro Larry Levan was doing in his sacred booth at the Garage in 1981, or to those who tuned in to peep what the master Afrika Islam was doing on his now semi-religious, hip-hop blueprint 'Zulu Beat Show' on WHBI. That's right, you can guarantee if those 2 guys were playing your record in the city at the same time then you had an underground 'hit' on your hands. The fact that it crossed over from the discotheques to the streets and back again speaks of the appeal of this super heavyweight jam, the legendary team up of Kenton 'Kenix' Nix, Larry himself on the mix, and former Ritchie Family vocalist Ednah Holt makes for some heady listening. One for the after hours dancers, B-Boys and B-Girls and lovers of the downtempo workout. A true and essential NYC classic.
All tracks featured re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with the permission of and in conjunction with West End Records, New York City / BMG.
- A1. Perception
- A2. Body Move
- B1. Love Room
- B2. How I Learned
- C1. Pursuit Of Trackiness
- C2. Children Of The Ghetto
- D1. Mummy Bells
- D2. Never Everything (Beatdownbient Mix)
Meda Fury is excited to welcome back San Jose native and Berlin resident Lady Blacktronika with a double-pack of DJ tools and dance floor weapons.
She’s been keeping busy since her last EP for Meda Fury - releasing on labels such as Discwoman, Bass Culture, Skylax and Paula Temple’s techno imprint Noise Manifesto.
She also made important festival appearances this year at Nuits Sonores and Dimensions.
‘Wax Cylinder Only’ serves as a multi purpose release for Lady B. Part DJ tool doublepack, deep cuts compilation and bonus material collection.
Disc 1 contains four unreleased dancefloor weapons for DJ’s, showcasing the tougher end of her signature ‘deep and hard’ sound.
From opener ‘Perception’s pumping Italo synths and vintage sci-fi effects, to ‘Body Move’s classic US house riffs and deep club bounce.
Over on the flip ‘Love Room’ is a tracky late night low end tech-house tool, while ‘How I Learned’ finishes with a combination of motorik percussion, undulating bass and bleeps with soulful intonations.
For Disc 2 we’ve handpicked four of her previously released digital only tracks for a vinyl-only first time on wax reissue.
From labels such as Your Only Friend, Little Angel and her own Sound Black.
The twisted abstract warp of ‘Pursuit Of Trackiness’, and impossibly heavy funk strut of ‘Children Of The Ghetto’, also the layered R&B samples versus percussion tool of ‘Mummy Bells’, and finishing with the epic ambient horizon of ‘Never Everything (Beatdownbient Mix)’.
- A - Pulsar
- B1 - Oedo 808
- B2 - Blue Moon Tree
Lone delivers the final instalment of his stunning Ambivert Tools series.
Started in 2017 Ambivert Tools gave Lone the chance to step outside the confines of writing music for an album and get back to the basics of crafting tunes primarily for his intoxicating DJ sets.
Inspired in no small part by the rich seam of house that he’s been excavating with his fine Magicwire imprint Ambivert Tools parts one to three have been stacked with breezy, rugged house excursions full of his trademark atmospheric melody / harmony . Each track instantly recognisable as music that could have only come from Lone’s East London studio.
This final transmission again finds Lone in vintage form - ‘Pulsar’ takes inspiration from classic UK Techno and IDM from the likes of Stasis and B12. This one shares DNA with the rolling breaks of ‘Temples’ from Volume Three but goes deeper in search of that 6am dancefloor feeling.
‘Oedo 808’ as the title suggests gets busy with some tight 808 drum programming bringing an electro feel to the mix . The rude bassline and glistening electronics only work to to tighten it up further for the dancefloor.
‘Blue Moon Tree’ rounds things off in style staying true to the DJ tool theme of the series, a killer bassline, crisp drums, spiralling vocal sample and stabs are all this one needs to be a staple in the right DJ’s boxes for a long time to come.
- A1. Vallì Fish
- B1. Dennis Gallo
Gifted Culture collective is ready to unleash the second jam session of the announced trilogy. GMI Jam Venice comes from the filth and the mug of the abandoned ex-industrial area in the outskirts of Venice. There, Autre and Two Thou invade Hawaiian Chips’ top-notch studio, where all together ride 70’s synthesizer rarities and try to domesticate the monstrous Yamaha CS 80. This jam, inspired by the post-industrial Venetian scenario, dives between the dreams of archetypal electronic music and reminiscences of psychedelic progressive bands, giving birth to two long journeys ready to gently carry the dance floor into the outer space.
- A1 Rebaptised By Dub
- A2 Flynns Theme
- B1 Headhunter 1
- B2 Baptised By Dub
Originally released on White House Records. Remastered from digital masters by Robert Macciochi with full restored cover done by myself. This EP should need no introduction to Ravers as often cited as an Anthem (whatever that means to you, to me that just means classic and good and still worth hearing any day again and again).
"Baptised By Dub" was originally on World Beat Records with "Virtual Reality" on the flip side and later licensed to White House Records with other tracks and the totally different but equally awesome Re Baptised By Dub by DJ Halo. This Ravers favourite has never been reissued on vinyl in its original 4 track form. it did make it to a White House Classics series but only Baptised By Dub and not the greatest quality.
According to DJ Spatts the DAT's were misplaced in the 90's and only unearthed again in 2014 when I searched the Warehouse. All CD licensed versions on compilations are allegedly a vinyl rip supplied by White House. These official DIGITAL remasters were issued to TCM Records as digital only. This is your first chance to get your hands on what will definitely be the best vinyl reproduction of this music since it's original release in 1992.
- A1. Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)
- A2. Hallelujah Anyway (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
- B1. Hallelujah Anyway (Moplen's Classic Club Vibe)
- B2. Hallelujah Anyway (FK's Director's Cut Signature Praise 12" Edit)
Following the 7” revisiting Candi Staton’s much-loved gospel anthem, this Glitterbox Recordings 12” features four diverse remixes of ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, three of which are new to vinyl. Kicking off with Larse’s Vocal mix, touching deeper territory with a mid-tempo house rendition, Dr Packer’s indulgent piano-littered mix is next, picking up the energy and re-introducing the disco beat. Italian producer Moplen delivers a 90s-influenced Classic Club Vibe mix, maximising Candi’s uplifting vocal. Finally is FK’s Director’s Cut Signature Praise 12” Edit, a Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper production which is available here on vinyl for the very first time. Picking up the pace with soaring synths and a grooving beat, the mix takes the anthem firmly back to the dancefloor, compelled by the original song’s call for jubilation. Four must-hear mixes from Glitterbox, breathing fresh energy into this timeless record.
- A1 The Salsoul Orchestra - Chicago Bus Stop (Dj Spinna ReFreak)
- A2 The Strangers - Stimulation (Twice & Volcov Edit)
- B1 Ge Ology - ReFingered With Love
- B2 Joe Bataan - Latin Lover (Specter Edit)
- C1 Civil Attack - On The Phone (Mark Grusane Edit)
- C2 Jamie Lynn - You Aint Got No Money (Twice & Volcov Edit)
- D The Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul Rainbow (Kai Alce NDATL Edit)
Salsoul Records have always stayed one step ahead of the game. Since the labels inception in the early 1970's the imprint's focus has been firmly fixed on presenting the most cutting edge dance music sounds and in the process the label has been instrumental in creating legends and shaping the landscape of contemporary club culture throughout the original Disco era and beyond. It comes as no surprise that many of todays labels and artists cite Salsoul as a fundamental influence on them and their output. The labels music has been endlessly rediscovered, sampled, re-edited and appreciated over and over again, your favourite DJ's and selectors undoubtedly reach for tracks from the catalogue each time they play. This is why Salsoul continue to collaborate with the best labels and artists out there today.
This is where Italy's Sounds Familiar crew come into the picture, for them Salsoul was always inclusive and for the people. The label’s music was — and still is — food for the soul. Sounds Familiar has been about bringing a different flavour to club culture since its inception. Their artists may or may not be known to the masses but their collective and individual influence on global music trends and club culture is inherent and indelible. Salsoul and Sounds Familiar coming together is like a Sunday lunch where generations of friends and family cook together. The food of our grandmothers and forefathers getting a fresh new spin as their children come of age and return to the family home.
Featuring a stellar array of internationally renowned underground diggers, DJ's, producers and remixers including DJ Spinna, Mark Grusane, GE-OLOGY, Twice & Volcov, Kai Alce and Specter, this special collaborative release shines a light on the deep corners of the Salsoul catalogue, lovingly reworked for 2018's discotheques by those who know, feel and understand the label, the dancefloor and respecting traditions while adding something a little bit different and a little bit new.
Even when it’s a little bit different, it still Sounds Familiar.
GenresBroken BeatDeep House
- A Global Erosion
- B Background Explorer
South UK hotbed of dance music culture seems to nurturing a lot of talent at the moment. Fuck Berlin, if you've got an MPC and an idea head to Peckham! Yam Records are one of the increasing number of boutique labels to be emerging from the area, all with its own highly contextual sound - records informed by a multitude of cultures, influences and varieties of people. It's the 'IN' vote solidified in musical form, but let's not go there now shall we? Beans and Louis make the highest quality house music, which is perfectly demonstrated on this two¬‐track EP. "Global Erosion" sees long¬‐time collaborator Isaac Aesili contribute horn hooks and live percussion to this truly deep and emotional journey. On the flip, "Background Explorer" turns up the heat with an 8 minute heads¬‐down transcendental percussion and drum workout, the surging chords and rainforest calls forcing the head to follow the feet.
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