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ARTISTUnknown
TITLEBurning Up Remixes (Inc. Bawrut / Telfort / Charles Webster remixes)
LABELBurn
CATALOGUE NO.BURN02
FORMAT12"
TERRITORYWorldwide
RELEASE DATE
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Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Burning Up (Bawrut Remix)
    2. A2. Becoming Cyclonic (Telfort Remix)
    3. AA. Burning Up (Charles Webster Remix)

    Following the 10” BURN01 release which dropped in February we’re treated to round two with a stellar remix package of the unknown artist to mangle, fire up and hypnotise the Dancefloor in equal measures.
    First up Bawrut puts the original through his sonic mangle with the result being a twisted genre-defying slice of niceness. Telfort follows with a deep late night excursion which takes inspiration from the past but ends up sounding like a future classic. Flipping over you have the master of deep, Charles Webster, who flips the original completely and comes up with a sublime rework which is unmistakably his sound, cerebral and dark yet also uplifting and ridiculously warm and enveloping.


    ARTISTNOCOW
    TITLEATONER LP
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS130
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electronica
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Atoner
    2. A2. Complie
    3. A3. Dancerecter
    4. B1. Leto
    5. B2. Ostanovitsa
    6. B3. Starveme (feat. Tayut Ogni)
    7. C1. Delore
    8. C2. Melting Lights
    9. C3. Standalone
    10. D1. Can't Get Enough
    11. D2. Stonecold
    12. D3. Footer

    Russian producer Nocow returns to Rekids with an enthralling full-length album entitled ‘Atoner’ this November.

    Real name Aleksei Nikitin, Nocow is known for his versatility, producing a large body of genre spanning work on labels like Clone Royal Oak, Figure, Fauxpas Musik, Gost Zvuk and Styrax. The St. Petersburg-based producer debuted on Rekids last year with his ‘Samaya Dolgaya Noch’ EP, a mellow release complete with vocal driven cuts as well as 2-step rhythms, and now returns with a myriad of productions in a fourteen track album entitled ‘Atoner’.

    ‘Atoner’ opens with an eponymous track that gently unravels with soaring synths and subtle percussion before Nocow’s voice emerges alongside twinkling atmospherics in ‘Complie’. Throughout the long player are also intricately produced short tracks sitting between the two and three-minute mark such as looping vocal number ‘Dancerecter’, the melodic and rattling ‘Leto’ and ominous ‘Delore’.

    Ostanovitsa’ is a murky offering featuring a meandering organ riff, leading into the pitter-patter drums and serene chords of ‘Starveme (feat. Tayut Ogni)’. ‘Come Along’ is a crystalline and otherworldly experience from start to finish, whilst ‘Melting Lights’ is comprised of echoing, subterranean sounds, making way for reverberating snares and metallic stabs in ‘Standalone’.

    Husky murmurs and soothing notes then make up ‘Neva’, moving into the syncopated beat and idyllic chord sequences in ‘Can’t Get Enough’ ahead of ‘Stonecold’ and its icy aesthetic. Finally, the album reaches a mesmerising conclusion with the spellbinding ‘Footer’.


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS (YOUSEF / NICK CURLY / JONAS RATHSMAN)
    TITLECROSSTOWN REBELS PRESENTS SPIRITS II
    LABELCrosstown Rebels
    CATALOGUE NO.CRMLP039
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Yousef - Heartbeat
    2. A2. Jenia Tarsol & Jinga - Jimjum
    3. B1. Nick Curly - Maelstrom
    4. B2. Emanuel Satie - Fade feat. Nanghiti
    5. C1. Jonas Rathsman - Lost Youth
    6. C2. Doorly & Tan Dem - Awooo
    7. D1. zotar AKA Kenny Glasgow - CIRCLE OF FEAR
    8. D2. Bartolomeo - Celeste

    Following the success of last year’s first Spirits compilation, Crosstown Rebels are back with volume 2. Expect “battle weapons galore” as Damian Lazarus unleashes eight tracks upon us that have been the biggest hits from his sets over the past year. Bathe yourself in a sonic soundscape that commands you to, as the man himself says, “play it loud”.

    The second album opens up with the legendary Yousef delivering Heartbeat, a masterful track that perfectly balances light and dark, complete with euphoric strings. Next up is the seductive rhythm of Jenia Tarsol & Jinga with their offering - Jimjum.

    On the B Side Nick Curly’s Maelstrom provides a darker, driving twist with a pulsating beat, followed by Emanuel Satie bumpy, rolling, inspiring master piece Fade, enlisting the divine and soulful vocal talents of Nanghiti.

    The C Side features Jonas Rathsman bringing his tantalising touch to the proceedings next with Lost Youth. Its mystical tribal vocal sample and spiralling percussion glides into the Amazonian beats of Doorly & Tan Dem, who sample tropical birdsong on their offering, with a blistering piano breakdown.

    Finally zotar aka Kenny Glasgow’s CIRCLE OF FEAR is pure afterhours hedonism. A throbbing beat drives the track forward with its enticing male vocal. Bartolomeo gifts us with a weighty number that utilises glitchy undertones on Celeste.


    ARTISTYENNEK (KENNY LARKIN)
    TITLESERENA X (CARL CRAIG INNERZONE MIX)
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC021
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATELast copies17/04/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Detroit
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Serena X - Original Mix
    2. A2 Serena X - Innerzone Mix
    3. B1 Emperical Reality - Fake Piano Mix

    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....

    Detroit bred / LA based producer Kenny Larkin has long been a force to be reckoned with, both in the studio and in the DJ booth. For over 2 decades this giant has supplied us with some of the deepest, most soul touching and verdant techno sounds the scene has ever presented. Larkin's music is always awash with human emotion, his machine tinged expressions hark back to the true sources of techno music where man always met machine and the soul was inherent. 'Serena X' always sounded like it had been beamed back to us, even in 1992 when she first appeared, bolstered by a classic remix from fellow Detroit techno auteur Carl Craig that saw C2 firmly innerzoning and adding in some trademark stellar chopped-up breaks to the mix. Both of these now classic and monumental tracks are included here, on this reissue, backed by the towering melodic workout that is 'Empirical Reality'. These tracks all stand tall today, a testament to the forward thinking style of Mr. Larkin. Remastered from his own source materials and with his full involvement, it's a pleasure to welcome 'Serena X' back into the ears and minds of today's listeners.

    'Serena X' 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!


    ARTISTDARIUS SYROSSIAN
    TITLEDANZER (INC. ADESSE VERSIONS REMIX)
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC125
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Danzer
    2. B1. Danzer (Techno Tool Version)
    3. B2. Danzer (Adesse Versions Remix)

    Fresh from a packed summer of Ibizan parties Darius Syrossian is back on Hot Creations with his pumping Danzer EP featuring a remix from the prolific remixer Adesse Versions.

    Darius explains that the idea for Danzer was born out of frustration with current music sounding the same. Inspired by a Floorplan Boiler Room set he wanted to make a track “that has the energy of techno, some funk flavours and also heavily disco influenced. It became a firm favourite at my Amnesia residency with DO NOT SLEEP”.

    Danzer is an utterly insatiable peak-time cut with a dizzying drop, powerful female vocal hook and scintillating strings. The techno tool version does what it says on the tin, adding an almighty bassline that reverberates throughout. Initially beginning life as a vinyl edits project, Adesse Versions has gone on to have releases on revered labels including Razor N Tape and Delusions Of Grandeur. On his version he flips the track on its head, taking it on an altogether different route, layering extra percussive pads and womping synths.

    2018 has been a huge year for Darius Syrossian. He began a new residency at Ibiza’s infamous Amnesia, alongside big names including Cassy, Martin Buttrich and Alan Fitzpatrick. No stranger to the White Isle, he’s also held down residencies at some of the island’s most prestigious venues. Syrossian has had releases signed to impressive imprints from Moon Harbour to 8Bit and Get Physical to We Are The Brave. This year also saw Darius begin his radio show on Rinse FM, with the imminent launch of his own label, Mozy Muzik, still to come.


    ARTISTZENZIZENZ
    TITLEWHERE WE WILL BE
    LABELLet's Play House
    CATALOGUE NO.LPH062
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Electronica
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Jan B10
    2. A2. Umi
    3. A3. Lost Twilight
    4. B1. Left Lifeless
    5. B2. Where We Will Be

    After more than seven years of mostly sticking to the script are predominantly releasing house music, we're trying something different out and giving you an ambient album.
    Zenzizenz's debut LP, Where We Will Be, is icy and intense yet full of heart, a. delicately, carefully crafted journey that slowly soothes you into its bottomless depths. The first two songs have a shadow of a pulse, but by the third, the beat has vanished and we're left with only waves and crashes and heaves of nebulous sound that breathes with a controlled calmness.


    ARTISTASHFORD & SIMPSON
    TITLESTAY FREE (DIMITRI FROM PARIS REMIXES)
    LABELLe Edits
    CATALOGUE NO.DFP003
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/11/2019
    Last copies13/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Stay Free - Dimitri From Paris The Missing Remix DJ Friendly Edition
    2. A2 Stay Free - Dimitri From Paris Remix Instrumental
    3. B1 Stay Free - Dimitri From Paris Dubstramental
    4. B2 Stay Free - Dimitri From Paris The Symphonic Mix

    French Disco auteur Dimitri From Paris' Le Edits imprint is back to bring you only the finest, most beautifully executed and lovingly reworked classics from the four corners of the discotheque dance-floor. Following on from the previous 3 highly sought after and collectible releases on the label, Dimitri has once again set the bar sky-high and pulled off yet another set of incredible versions, this time the legendary Ashford & Simpson are blessed with a little 'French chic' and their perennial feel good and uplifting classic 'Stay Free' gets the DFP treatment. Using only the finest materials available, sourced from multiple countries across the globe, as well as having access to the original master tapes, top shelf engineering and mastering.

    'Stay Free' was the lead single from Ashford & Simpson's 1979 LP of the same name, a truly all-star album that included a who's who of Disco and Soul session luminaries within it's production credits including Jimmy Simpson, John Davis, Eric Gale, Ralph MacDonald and many more. This was the era of big major label Disco productions when there was huge budgets for the best studios, musicians and engineers. All of these factors teamed with the phenomenal song-writing and vocal performances of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson meant that 'Stay Free' would go gold on it's release and give the duo some of their most enduring songs including said title track and the anthemic gospel Disco classic 'Found a cure'. To have access and the permission to remix such classic records is a real honour, one that Dimitri does not take lightly, suffice to say then that the mixes you hold here in your hands are the very best, they've been put through the quality control channels, road-tested and listened to over and over before reaching you. A lifetime spent passionately in love with Disco and club culture has given Dimitri the correct perspective to present these future classic remixes to you and this is evident upon listening. Across 4 different versions we are treated to all of the wondrous elements that make up the Ashford & Simpson sound, the lush orchestration, the heavenly arrangements, mid-tempo, sultry grooves and of course, the absolutely top shelf vocal performances of what is surely, one of the greatest duos in the history of Disco and Soul music, steeped in wisdom, love and deepness it's no surprise that every single track here delivers - and then some.

    Simply put, only the finest Disco reworks are released on Le Edits. Special versions of classics and rarer than rare tracks, all lovingly re-touched and mixed from the reels and master tapes each time, fully sanctioned and created in conjunction with the artists, rights holders and Above Board Distribution. 100% official and essential. This is no 'under the counter' operation, Le Edit is here to bring back some quality and class to the re-edit game by doing things, once and for all, properly and respectfully. No re-press guaranteed. Utilising the highest end tip-on heavy duty sleeves, and outer protective sleeves, pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl. These new mixes have been legitimately commissioned and will not be available digitally. This product cost 4 times as much to produce than your average Disco edit 12’’ because Le Edits believe in quality first and foremost. You really haven't heard these tracks like this before! A truly collectible and desirable item indeed.


    ARTISTMICHAEL WELLS
    TITLEIN HALF LIGHT (INCL. LUCY & SHXCXCHCXSH REMIXES)
    LABELWeekend Circuit
    CATALOGUE NO.WCR021
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. In Half Light
    2. A2. In Half Light (Lucy Remix)
    3. B1. Three Fates
    4. B2. Three Fates (SHXCXCHCXSH Remix)

    Comprised of energetic expression and hell bent on immersion, In Half Light is an introspective soundscape of vibrant and effectual techno, characterised by its cohesive energies and earthy essence. With deep chords riding throughout, it descends you into a land time forgot and music never knew.

    Lucy brings a signature of sound conveyed through an energetic palette of space and assertion. Intense and intimate rolling percussion carries the body of his remix through a slow and tripped-out synthetic body of keys.

    The B side introduces Three Fates, a gripping recital of blurring synths and coiled-spring tension. The many colours of sound engulf the listener, gradually building to a stirring triumph of well paced electronic music.

    Conceived for the dance floor, SHXCXCHCXSH brings a militantly autonomous track of self assured, brawling techno power. A grinding hook lays centre fold to this release, leaving in its wake a restless energy from the dark end of the street. A no-holds-barred memoir of techno, it fits to be played at the most twisted and disorientating part of any night.


    ARTISTNATHAN MICAY
    TITLENEVER RHYTHM GAME B/W TEAM PLAYER
    LABELESP Institute
    CATALOGUE NO.ESP083
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Never Rhythm Game
    2. B1. Team Player

    Nathan Micay fell asleep in the schnee and awoke in the shvitz. Side A’s Never Rhythm Game is a bubbling cauldron of acid worms, almost seven steady minutes of liquid squelch and bleep riding on a rolling assortment of booming kicks and claps, all glued together by a droning string and soaring feedback modulation. Aimed for peak time, this big-room monster is built on a major chord that carries us to the perfect rave apex, and functions as a pivot from where DJs can steer into any subsequent direction. Side B’s Team Player is equally poignant, yet in contrast to its optimistic predecessor, here we join in a dark mechanical affair that summons influence from a distant sci-fi metropolis – sophisticated metallic rhythms that are not polished but scrubbed with steel wool, and lead by a seductive robot that chants degenerate dancing instructions. These two songs will oil your engine and grease your gears.


    ARTISTMATIAS AGUAYO FT. MUJAJI THE RAIN
    TITLERAIN
    LABELCómeme
    CATALOGUE NO.COMEME048
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Afro
  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Rain (original Mix)
    2. A2. Rain (club mix)
    3. A3. Rain (drums mix)
    4. B1. Serious
    5. B2. Serious (Instrumental)

    Cómeme delivers to you one of the freshest rhythms of 2018, recorded in Johannesburg, the new residency for the renegades of the beat. This is “Rain” – starring Matias Aguayo and the actress, dj and singer Ayanda Seoka aka Mujaji The Rain. She’s resident at the legendary Bar Kitchener’s all femme “Pussy Party”, a space for feminist / queer action and dancefloor joy, right in the centre of Joburg.

    Cómeme has been since some time in a serious and passionate relationship with that city. Radio Cómeme transmitted shows from there with electronica legend Felix Laband, Mpumelelo Mkatha from BLK JKS, the queer performance duo Faka, Gqom pioneers RudeBoyz and also Kwaito’s legacy keeper Spleef McZaul. Matias Aguayo ventured into a beautiful collaboration with DJ Spoko, released two years ago on this label.

    “Rain” is a deeply rhythmical track, inspired by the grooves that converged when Cómeme swing crossed the paths with the syncopations people in Joburg were dancing to. It has become quite clear in the recent years that elegantly shuffled triplets are marking a way to the future in dance music, especially in the southern hemisphere, no matter if you’re in Durban, Rio or Santiago.

    On top of this modern groove we can hear Mujaji the Rain enjoying how she gets wet under a dark and tropical sky. Laughter, joy and ecstasy is what she emanates while hypnotically involving you into this atmosphere of dense drumming and trance. (side note: Cómeme has been consequently evading the description hypnotical in press releases but this time it was unavoidable).

    For further jacking fun we generously included a “Club Mix”, including more drum frenzy towards the second half of the track, and a “Just Drums Mix” for the skilful DJ.

    Side B features the jam “Serious”, which comes along with another killer beat, reminiscent of Michael Jackson or Cheri. A late-night track in which Mujaji The Rain turns into a sensual but slightly annoying creature that doesn’t want to leave the dancefloor. and for sure doesn’t want to go home.

    We added an instrumental version to this complexly arranged tracks, which feature pianos, strings, and heavy synth bass stabs.
    All tracks on this 12” are written in a 6/8 signature, which some normative DJs might shy away from, but be safe: both tracks are in 120 bpm and carry the seal of official Cómeme dancefloor approval by the label’s highly respected DJs.


    ARTISTTHE CRIMINAL MINDS
    TITLEBAPTISED BY DUB
    LABELWhite House Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WYHS008
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS05/07/2019
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    Genres

  • Breakbeat
  • Hardcore
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Rebaptised By Dub
    2. A2 Flynns Theme
    3. B1 Headhunter 1
    4. 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.


    ARTISTCHIC & DIMITRI FROM PARIS
    TITLEDIMITRI FROM PARIS PRESENTS LE CHIC REMIX
    LABELGlitterbox
    CATALOGUE NO.DGLIB12B
    FORMAT5 x LP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. PT1 - A1. CHIC - Le Freak (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
    2. PT1 - A2. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
    3. PT1 - B1. CHIC - Le Freak (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
    4. PT1 - B2. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
    5. PT2 - A1. CHIC - I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
    6. PT2 - A2. Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
    7. PT2 - B1. CHIC - I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
    8. PT2 - B2. Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
    9. PT3 - A1. Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
    10. PT3 - A2. Norma Jean Wright - Saturday (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
    11. PT3 - B1. Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
    12. PT3 - B2. Norma Jean Wright - Saturday (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
    13. PT4 - A1. Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (Dimitri From Paris 12” Version)
    14. PT4 - A2. Sheila & B. Devotion - Your Love Is Good (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
    15. PT4 - B1. Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
    16. PT4 - B2. Sheila & B. Devotion - Your Love Is Good (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
    17. PT5 - A1. CHIC - My Forbidden Lover (Dimitri From Paris 12" Version)
    18. PT5 - A2. CHIC - I Feel Your Love Comin' On (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
    19. PT5 - B1. CHIC - My Forbidden Lover (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
    20. PT5 - B2. CHIC - I Feel Your Love Comin' On (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)

    Rarely does an artist pay homage to the classics like Dimitri From Paris. The Grammy nominated producer, remixer, composer and DJ has made every one in his repertoire of reworks sound effortless – no mean feat when the original tracks are by the likes of one of Disco’s greatest musicians. He has a long history of remixing classic records, starting in the late 80s and culminating in this achievement of a lifetime, Dimitri From Paris presents Le CHIC Remix.

    This 10-track album features brand new remixes alongside all the much-loved essentials that have resonated with artists from Frankie Knuckles to Disclosure, Gilles Peterson to Mark Ronson. Alongside the reworks – three of which have never been released before – are instrumentals of each, most also previously unreleased, for the ultimate bumper pack. Available in 2CD, download, and vinyl formats (full details to be announced), the album is an essential for seasoned Disco lovers. To create the project, Dimitri was entrusted to use the original studio masters from circa 1978 - 1980 that feature all of the individually recorded musical and vocal elements. The majority of these songs are for the first time given a respectful new mix and arrangement, unveiling never-before-heard performances, turning the spotlight on the beautiful orchestrations of one the most unique and highly-revered production duos of the Disco era and beyond; Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, along with their CHIC organization of musicians.

    Kicking off with the unmistakeable CHIC staple ‘Le Freak’, Dimitri’s timeless remix making the exquisite instrumental harmonies shine like only Dimitri can, the album delves next into ‘Lost In Music’ and a new mix of CHIC’s classic ‘I Want Your Love’. Norma Jean’s life-affirming ‘Saturday’, originally co-written by Nile Rodgers in 1978, is given a remix of cinematic proportions, no doubt set to become the climax of many Dimitri DJ sets to come. Sister Sledge’s ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards for the Disco power group, is given the Dimitri treatment with an extended mix, drawing out the string motifs, showcasing unheard sections from the original master tapes, sounding better than ever. Further exclusives include ‘Forbidden Lover’ and another Sister Sledge masterpiece, ‘Got To Love Somebody’ with cowbell and horns resplendent. More highlights include new mixes of Sister Sledge’s evergreen ‘Thinking Of You’ and the final track, an underdog from French chanson singer turned one-time Disco act, Sheila & B Devotion ‘Your Love Is Good’, a euphoric high to close on and another using many elements from never-heard-before outtakes.

    Through Disco grooves and meticulously reverent production, Dimitri From Paris presents Le CHIC Remix gets to the heart of why CHIC’s music remains so universally relevant, underlining the enduring cultural significance of dance music in its most unabashed form. This album is a demonstration of how captivating the sound of a full orchestra of musicians can be, compared to today’s largely computer generated offerings – celebrating the eternally endearing qualities of some of Nile Rodger’s best-selling records, not to mention, for over 40 years, the unquestionable power of a great Disco record.

    The Box is a numbered Limited Edition of 1000 units
    5 x 180 gram vinyl

    Printed parts finished with a soft touch matte lamination. Box art uses a matte silver foil for the silver parts
    The box will come with packed with a ‘press photo’ insert of CHIC & Dimitri


    ARTISTInternacional Electrical Rhythms
    TITLEAzaka EP
    LABELLossless
    CATALOGUE NO.LL1218
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Electronic
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Azaka
    2. B1. Kosanba

    We are pleased to present you the second EP of the infernal duo INTERNACIONAL ELECTRICAL RHYTHMS formed of Trikk and Mathias Schober.

    Let’s dive right in and start with "Azaka" and it’s live recorded percussions. This track just builds and builds until it falls back into that irresistible and sexy main groove. It reminds a bit of old DJ Gregory tracks - just 10 BPM less. Some would even say it is epic, we wouldn’t argue though. Anyways, it serves the dance floor well and proved it many times in the past.

    The second track "Kosanba" keeps the EP in balance. "Kosanba" sounds more like a Sci-Fi movie soundtrack at first listen. A basic rhythm built around a modular sequence, upright piano, washed out guitars and an eerie spacey melody with tons of reverb form a track that still works in a club context, yet it’s definitely one of those tracks for the right moments as it sets a different tone for sure.

    Bruno and Mathias sure continue what they’ve started so well last year with their INTERNACIONAL ELECTRICAL RHYTHMS disguise.


    ARTISTFATIMA & JEROME
    TITLEYOU (INC. JEROME SYDENHAM REMIX)
    LABELKraftmatic
    CATALOGUE NO.KMAT002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Peace Is (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
    2. A2. We Are All Struggling
    3. B1. You
    4. B2. Pigeon From The Hood

    Kraftmatic Records is born. This debut vinyl electrifies us with the unbridled talent of new band, Fatima & Jerome (Jerome Sydenham & Fatima Njai). Breathlessly spanning the genres of House, Tech House and Techno, Fatima and Jerome expose us to their salacious intent. This forward-thinking EP embraces energy, depth and a DJ friendly code with deft execution. Fierce!


    ARTISTTOPHER HORN / BLKSHRK (AKA BLAIR FRENCH + EDDIE LOGIX)
    TITLE…FOR TODD
    LABELFat Finger Cosmic Rocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD-SE02
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Balearic
  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Topher Horn - Photo For Todd
    2. A2. Topher Horn – Chopped Rhodes (12” Mix)
    3. B1. BLKSHRK – Swimming For Todd
    4. B2. BLKSHRK – Ticket Stub

    Detroit double label split release: Peter Croce’s Rocksteady Disco and Blair French’s Fat Finger Cosmic join forces to bring you …For Todd. Topher Horn opens the release with the jazzy and conga-driven “Photo For Todd”, a midtempo cut for peak time. He follows with “Chopped Rhodes”, a downtempo beatdown cut, with Topher’s own live Rhodes and Moog Sub 37 performance driving this track. On the flip BLKSHRK (aka Blair French + Eddie Logix) follow a similar formula with very different results. “Swimming For Todd” is for the cosmic Balearic heads, and “Ticket Stub” is for the most blunted of after hours. WAREHOUSE FIND, extremely limited numbers. Housed in a fully color jacket.


    ARTISTNOIS LAND (AKA BLAIR FRENCH, TODD MODES, PETER CROCE, & MORE)
    TITLEBIG KAHUNA
    LABELFat Finger Cosmic
    CATALOGUE NO.FFC010
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Balearic
  • Deep House
  • Detroit
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Big Kahuna
    2. A2. Popcorn
    3. B1. Morning Wood (Extended Version)
    4. B2. Egg Sandwich

    Nois Land is a collaboration of artists from the Detroit area who have come together to create an EP appropriately titled "Big Kahuna." These are studio sessions pulled from a time capsule, reconstructed and brought back to life. A uniquely diverse and original listen, with styles ranging from island grooves to disco screamers to peak hour beatdown bangers. Featured artists include Blair French, Todd Modes, Peter Croce, Mike Seversion, Damon Warmack, Topher Horn, Sam Beaubien, and Lennox Karlisle.


    ARTISTTHE BAYARA CITIZENS
    TITLEELEKTRIK AFRIKA (REMIX BY JOE CLAUSSELL)
    LABELSacred Rhythm
    CATALOGUE NO.SRMLP-1002
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Afro
  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Freedom Suite (Setting Ourselves Free)
    2. A2. Zainabu (Spirit Dancer)
    3. A3. Sonkofa (We Are A Powerful People)
    4. B1. Mofo Congoietric (Joaquin's Sacred Rhythm Version)
    5. B2. Thembia (A Ritual In Honor of our Forest)
    6. C1. Bambara (The Tribes of Distortion Dub)
    7. C2. Ju Ru Music (The Congo Album Version)
    8. D1. Diamonds (It's Time To Let our people go)
    9. D2. Hillbilly Africa

    We are extremely excited to announce the soon coming double album release of the Bayara Citizens “Elektrik Afrika LP. It’s a specially designed Gate Fold Jacket, which includes 2 X 12” Vinyl’s.
    Included with this package are extended DJ Versions that have been played and tested by the likes of Joaquin Joe Claussell, Timmy Registford, Louie Vega and Ron Trent to name a few. Also Included are two of Joe Claussell’s eagerly anticipated secret weapons. The Long versions of “Mofo Congoietric” and “Hillbilly Afrika”
    The Package also contains the highly sought-after Dub Mix of “Bambara.” Until now this version was released back in the day only as a limited 12”.

    We heard all the request for a repress and so here it will come.
    And Now for the Fun Part...We placed inside each LP package A Special Individualized Download Code, which will lead to one of 10 individually mixed versions of a track from the Album, which will be mixed specific only to the code found. Also amongst the 300 records produced there will exist only 25 Unique codes. The prize for whom ever finds one of the 25 codes will be A specially made personalized mix that will be pressed on a 10 “Acetate and sent directly to the consumer. HAPPY HUNTING...


    ARTISTKeinemusik
    TITLEYou Are Safe Remixes (Inc. DJ Tennis, Black Coffee, Gerd Janson remixes)
    LABELKeinemusik
    CATALOGUE NO.KM040-43
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. You Are Safe (DJ Tennis Remix)
    2. A2. Guilt Trip (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)
    3. B1. Muyè (Black Coffee Remix)
    4. B2. Operator (Honey Dijon Remix)
    5. C1. You Are Safe (Solomun Remix)
    6. C2. Lover (Gerd Janson Remix)
    7. D1. Guilt Trip (Johannes Albert Remix)
    8. D2. Bumper (No Work All Play Remix)

    The remix versions of Keinemusik's 'You Are Safe' are finally available on vinyl. The collection features top-notch reworks by Solomun, DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Honey Dijon and more.


    ARTISTShiffer
    TITLESoul Masks (Inc. The Drifter Remix)
    LABELSiamese
    CATALOGUE NO.SIAMESE009
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ourselves Behind Ourselves
    2. A2. Ourselves Behind Ourselves (The Drifter Remix)
    3. A3 Soul Masks
    4. B2 Waiting Hidden Spheres

    After the summer break we are proud to reveal the next record on Siamese. Shiffer, who surfaced on the first Siamese Anthology in 2017, is returning with a full EP, „Soul Masks“. Right after we received the first demos of this talented, in Basel, Switzerland born musician, we knew we have a story to tell. Far away from trends and expectations, Shiffer is creating unique dance music with a certain depth and warmth. Ever evolving this is the right moment to release this beautiful record, also featuring a great remix from The Drifter that was successfully tested on various grounds on the road. We know Mark for quite some time now and we remember talking to him about a possible appearance on the label right after we started. We are very happy to finally have him on board as we are supporters of his music and persona since a while. Adriatique


    ARTISTBLAIR FRENCH
    TITLESTANDING STILL IS AN ILLUSION REMIXED (INC. ELI SOUL CLAP / AROOP ROY / TOPHER HORN REMIXES)
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD012
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Afro
  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Standing Still (Aroop Roy Remix)
    2. A2. Standing Still (Topher Horn Remix)
    3. B1. Standing Still (Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap Remix)

    Just over a year ago Blair French made his dance debut on Rocksteady Disco, subsequently making waves. This 12” pushes that sound further with remixes from a heavyweight cast of characters. Aroop Roy kicks it off with a samba-infused remix, with drum programming taking the original spiritual jazz odyssey into the late night. Topher Horn follows with a bassline driven remix, with dubbed out vox and percussion. Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap takes up the entire AA side on this 12” debut, blending the live energy of the original with techy cosmic synth swells and a reimagined bassline.


    ARTISTROI AZULAY
    TITLELIBERATION EP
    LABELAtypical Dopeness
    CATALOGUE NO.RA.01.12
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Liberation
    2. B1. Hillula
    3. B2. Ode to my Frida

    Take a moment to dream
    Listen, find meaning in the silence Release your thoughts
    Forgive, preserve the past
    Take a moment to look around Connect, find purpose in your voice Break the bond of fear
    Listen, find meaning in the silence Free yourself...you’ll find your way.
    Liberation EP is a prescription for those with the courage to follow their inner voice and seek for self harmony. The melodies and rhythms are crafted by the artist as a mantra to let go, it is now yours.


    ARTISTGIGI TESTA
    TITLERIO GRANDE
    LABELWorld Peace Music
    CATALOGUE NO.WPM-007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Rio Grande (Space Version)
    2. B. Rio Grande (Jungle Version)

    Released via Gigi’s aforementioned World Peace Music imprint, the stunning Rio Grande is exactly the sort of release you’d imagine would make an impression in the sets of many of the world’s knowledgable DJs. Inspired by and dedicated to Puerto Rico’s El Yungue National Forest, it came about as a result of Gigi’s many sound excursions to the stunning part. Recording nature sounds and always looking to unique places for inspiration, the release is presented by two versions: one deeper, electronic version and another that’s more leaning toward latin jazz pastures.
    First up is the quite exquisite sounds of the Rio Grande (Space Version). A bouncing house gem that’s imbued with charm from the get-go, this one is a firm dancefloor groover that’s sure to get floors smiling and dancing in unison. The sort of track you can’t but love, it rolls to a quite brilliant crescendo, and is full of joy from the off. A complete dancefloor anthem that’s undoubtedly going to turn heads very soon.
    On the flip side we have the sounds of the ‘Jungle’ version. This one is more stripped back but retains the original’s good-time baseline. Another joyous interpretation, it provides the spine of the Space Version, and is a lethal jam in its own right with a series of manic horns and electric guitar licks that lend it an almost rock and roll aesthetic and lift it to higher planes in the process. Distributed by Joe Claussell’s Atypical Dopeness, this is music with serious heart and personality.


    PAST DUE ALBUMS

    ARTISTTHE 9TH CREATION
    TITLEBUBBLE GUM
    LABELPast Due
    CATALOGUE NO.PASTDUELP05
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Bubble Gum
    2. A2. Learn To Live
    3. A3 - Sexy Girl
    4. A4. Quit It
    5. A5. Falling In Love
    6. B1. Truth, Trust, Love & Happiness
    7. B2. Rule Of Mind
    8. B3. Suburban Blue
    9. B4. We Need Love

    It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

    Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

    The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
    To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

    9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

    Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. Bubble Gum is 9th Creation’s first album. Originally scheduled to be released on Bill Wither’s Sussex label it was released on PYE in Europe and self released on Ritetrack in the US after Sussex went under. Bubble Gum is a classic funk and soul album known to many as a treasure trove for beats and breaks. We just love it as it is…


    ARTIST9TH CREATION
    TITLESUPERHEROES
    LABELPast Due
    CATALOGUE NO.PASTDUELP07
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Superheroes
    2. A2. Shucks You're Fine
    3. A3. Love Is A Fantasy
    4. A4. What's Shakin'
    5. B1. Let's Dance
    6. B2. Got My Baby Back
    7. B3. I'd Do It Again
    8. B4. Much Too Much

    It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

    Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

    The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
    To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

    9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

    Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. After 9th Creation’s departure from Prelude (due to a lack of promotional support). J.D. Burrise brought the band back in the studio for a self produced and released album under his own outlet Burrise Way Productions. “Superheroes” shows the band reaching maturity in their heavy soul, funk and disco sounds. A monster album reissued for the first time!


    ARTIST9TH CREATION
    TITLELOVE CRIME
    LABELPast Due
    CATALOGUE NO.PASTDUELP08
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS12/07/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Boogie
  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Love Crime
    2. A2. Maybe
    3. B1. (She's) The Kind
    4. B2. Bygones

    It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.

    Founded by J.D. and A.D Burrise in 1970, the 9th Creation went on for almost two decades and released 3 albums and half a dozen singles that regularly flirted with the US Charts, getting them featured on Soul Train in 1975 and allowing them to tour North America and Japan a few times over. 9th Creation regularly shared the bill with Irma Thomas, James Brown, The Whispers, The Sylvers, The Main Ingredient, Con Funk Shun and many others.

    The music that J.D, A.D Burrise and their 10-12 band members created was a perfect combination of West Coast raw soul, disco and funk that resulted in a religious fan following across the globe.
    To this day, The 9th Creation has been sampled by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Artifacts, Quasimoto, 3rd Bass, Basement Jaxx and many others.

    9th Creation was undoubtedly one of the greatest funk band of the Seventies.

    Past Due Records is proud to officially reissue the 9th Creation’s essential full lengths and singles, carefully remastered and all in their original artworks. “Love Crime” is a unicorn. As rare as “Mellow Music”, this mini LP is the absolute holy grail for west Coast boogie funk lovers. It is the final release from the band 18 years after their inception. 4 tracks of absolute bliss and the final attempt for 9th Creation to finally make it in the mainstream. Originals of this 12” have sold for silly money for a while, get it while you can….


    REPRESSES

    ARTISTCODE 6 (JOEY BELTRAM)
    TITLEUNTITLED EP
    LABELMidnight Drive
    CATALOGUE NO.DRIVE005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Detroit
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 - Third Aura
    2. A2 - Last Voyage
    3. B1 - After Life
    4. 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.


    ARTISTJAYDEE
    TITLEPLASTIC DREAMS
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RSPLASTICDREAMS
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Tech House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A Plastic Dreams

    Another legendary R&S classic repressed in very limited numbers only on a one-sided 12" vinyl. The original 1992 release from Dutch producer Jaydee was a 10 minute long Hammond organ workout - many remixes over the years but you cant surpass the original!!!