TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
- A1. New Era
- A2. Dirty Lies
- B1. Find Me
Following up his limited edition white-label single on Sunday Money, Fosky returns to the label this time with his 'New Era EP'. The EP continues the journey from the first release with lush, deep vibes throughout all 3 original tracks. Vinyl-only as always for Sunday Money.
- A1. You Know What I'm Sayin
- A2. Take Me Free
- A3. I Wanna Know
- B1. Blue Cut
- B2. Too Late to Understand
- B3. Hatsu
- B4. It's Over
'Bout time we release another long-player, right? Right.
Seven tracks of straight disco-flecked, hip-hop-laced, MPC-orchestrated pulsating house. House that's speeding down the highway at ninety in the middle of the night; house that's a packed dance floorundulatingin a heavy cloud of fog; house that's fast-forwarded time-lapse video tours through New York, Tokyo, Paris, London.
Throw Gaspar Noé's Enter the Void in the DVD player, double the playback speed, mute the audio, play Vinum over it on repeat, and then some of the above will make sense, come into focus. Or maybe it won't, but we know you'll have a hell of a time doing it.
- A1. Night In The Jungle
- A2. Zaire
- B1. Aeh
- B2. Zaire (Medlar Remix)
- A3. Zaire (Will LV Remix)
Khalab has arrived OntheCorner with ‘Zaire’.
‘Zaire’ is the beginning of a new narrative for the artist. In this first chapter Khalab creates urgent compositions with layers of sound from the past, present and future. ‘Zaire’ is underpinned by an intensely pounding heart of other-worldly percussion. The collaged loops frenetically jab in syncopation breaking off when the inherent swing casts its discrete groove to summon the dance. Unrelenting waves of synthlines, basslines and rhythm find harmony amongst the melodic chants and distortion.
Already making Gilles Peterson’s ‘All Winners’ list on BBC 6 Music‘Zaire’ is a breathtaking nucleus for airwaves, dancefloors and, any digital devices masquerading as abeatbox. The tracks ‘Aeh’ and ‘Night in the Jungle’ are the vessel from which the heat of ‘Zaire’ steams. DJ Khalab has departed and with ‘Zaire’ Khalab has arrived On the Corner.
The two remixes on this EP offer magnified oppositions to the friction that Khalab seamlessly stiches into his tapestries of sound. The bass frequencies that Medlarbounces across his electro dirge, taking day into night, contrasts with the harmony and light of Will LV’s journeying remix that drives through the troposphere.
’Zaire’ is a prelude of the forthcoming ‘Black Noise 2084’ and the freeing of a narrative shackled in chains for centuries. Phrases of historic recordings collaged with future electronics and the analogue depth and artistic voices of the present makes this a ground breaking work of future music. The archive recordings bare a stark reminder of the need to face the barbaric recesses of modern human history. The many voices of Khalab’s ‘Black Noise 2084’ are coming to be heard.
- A1. When We Were Innocent
- A2. Gutfeelin
- B1. Shadow of Truth
- B2. Sudden Realization
It's always Summer somewhere we believe. Here's our latest release to make a dull day brighter
Roy's first EP for All Day I Dream has continued to create quiet moments of magic for us since last Summer.
Straight out the gate comes "When We Were Innocent'. It's one of those seemingly small tracks on headphones that when played out in the club it sneaks up on your dance floor when the bassline arrives. Especially after the main drop. Emotive with a tight groove it's a winner!
"Gutfeelin" has a whimsical mood to it. It's not going to be for everyone that's for sure but for those with an adventurous or more playful spirit it lingers long in the memory. A track constantly discussed on our socials and asked about it's definitely got it's own special vibe.
"Shadow Of Truth" walks the tightrope between breakbeat and 4:4. It's emotive journey wraps you in it's arms and gives you a warm hug. Falling in love? Here's today's soundtrack to accompany that beautiful feeling.
Closing out the EP is 'Sudden Realization'. Smooth, deep and linear. A warm slice of groovy house. Best enjoyed with your eyes closed.
We hope you love the EP as much as we do.
- A1. Industria Con Vista
- B1. Tokyo Express
Dino Lenny's Fine Human Records introduces the electronic talent of Black Mami with two dark and hypnotic driving cuts.
Title track 'Industria Con Vista' leads the release with its enticing and cinematic retro-meets-future mood. A theme that continues on 'Tokyo Express', which plays out like the soundtrack of an imaginary meeting between Black Mami heroes, Trevor Horn & Yello. His most recurrent of dreams.
- A. It's So Nice
- B. Bristow's Flights
Time for a cheeky, under the radar one from new Delusions signing Flight Mode. One track either side for extra-loud full-fatness. Two variations on a theme, taking us on a deep, dubby, disco tip. A crisp, rolling groove and echoing stabs swirling around one of the best bass lines ever produced. Global Communications getting stoned with DJ Pierre on the A side. Carl Craig and Moroder hanging out in the kitchen of the after party on the flip side. Play loud, live long and prosper!
- A1. Sky
- B1. Sky (Dub)
- B2. Sky (Instrumental)
On a chance encounter whilst producing in Nashville of all places, Zepherin was so blown away by vocalists he was using to do backing on a project, that he immediately felt inspired to record a new version of Raphael Saadiq’s classic Skyy, Can You Feel Me. Originally used in his sets as an edit, Zepherin had the soulful house community going into a frenzy with hopes for its release.
Tried and tested on dance floors around the globe in his sets it’s now primed and ready for release.
- A. Thread (Radio Slave - Garten Remix)
- B. Thread (Ozel AB Remix)
The EBM-indebted techno funk of James Welsh’s ‘Thread’ reemerges from the industrial fog, evolved into two outstanding remixes by a trio of established, emerging and somewhat unexpected artists.
Ozel AB delivers his debut remix, reimagining Thread to encompass a widescreen vision of depth and drama. Unfolding slowly and ethereally, with military kicks holding down a seemingly weightless, extended breakdown, his taste in dreamlike rave euphoria contains the same magic touch as it has done on previous, acclaimed releases for Workshop and Lobster Theremin.
On his ‘Garten’ remix, Radio Slave takes a percussive approach to the relatively raw electronics of the original track, adding a deceptively simple but immediately effective layer of drums to the production, before unleashing a more filtered and fucked-up interpretation of the riff to winning effect.
- A1. Repent
- A2. Hands Towards The Giver
- B1. Carry This Blood
- B2. Of Thrones And Comfort
As Weekend Circuit approach their 20th release, Argentinian duo YYYY return for their second full length EP on the label to celebrate this benchmark.
The YYYY modus operandi is already familiar to the initiated - expressive, raw techno experimentalism from the outer reaches. 'Carry This Blood' is a collection of 4 moods and sounds, carved out with emotion soaked ambience, synapse flaring distortion and machine fracturing rhythms.
'Repent', as the title suggests, takes no prisoners, leaving no survivors in it's wake, it is a glimpse into a tear in the time-space continuum where chaos rules. 'Hands Towards The Giver' is epic, glacial, spacial widescreen techno. Dramatic and urgent, the soundtrack to a doomed planet collapsing from within.
'Carry This Blood' bestows an eerie, cold feeling. An atmosphere of regret and loss hangs over it like a thick fog on a hillside, punctuated only by a heartbeat mimicking kick drum offering a human touch. 'Of Thrones And Comfort' snaps us out of the haze, the fog clears and we are faced with the frenzied electronics and thundering kick drum of this most sinister of tracks.
- A1. STAUB 003
- A2. STAUB 003
- B1. STAUB 003
- B2. STAUB 003
STAUB comes back on wax for a third episode. Following the no name policy from the parties which started 5 years ago in ://about blank, it is time again for unknown artist to shine. This new EP sees the shy producer appearing on 4 tracks of pristine techno. A1 is an atmospheric trip while A2 is more brutal, on the B side it is going weirder and darker. We think Unknown Artist tries to craft interesting techno cuts and that he loves variety.
That it is the idea behind STAUB since its beginnings, it does not matter whether you are a newcomer or Lady Gaga, what matters is the quality of the music. This is what was again aimed with this third record.
- X Theo Nasa - LSTNBRGHN
- Y Traynor - Sunward
Another brace of bangers from World Unknown Music, we're all really pleased with how this one turned out. Big and fat and disco-ready, mastered by Andy Blake and Lawrie Curvepusher via tape.
side X THEO NASA - LSTNBRGHN
World Unknown and Theo Nasa first crossed paths in Andres Branco's vintage designer clothes emporium, Wavey Garms. The conversation started with rare Moschino coats and then led to Mr Nasa's music and the fact that Richie Hawtin had just jumped on one of his digital releases. We're really chuffed to be releasing Theo's vinyl debut. It's a pounding big room monster inspired by his first experiences of a certain Berlin nightclub. Theo Nasa will be a big deal sometime soon, there's no doubt about that. Make sure you get on this now so you can tell all your mates how you have been into him for ages.
side Y TRAYNOR - SUNWARD
"Can I send you some tracks to listen to? I'd love to get some feedback from you". Not an especially odd request for a DJ these days. But it's a very nice surprise when literally every track in an 8 track demo package from someone who has never put any music out before is brilliant. Messrs Bowley and Blake had real trouble deciding which one to choose for Traynor's debut release and eventually went to Sunward. It's trippy and shimmering with a ton of pump. Trancey but not trance, or maybe it is. The kind of thing that lights up your night in a club and gets played again and again at home or in the car
- A Mike Burns - Kamassa Trip
- B Utopia - Sunshine Life (Beatconductor Dub)
Kojak Giant Sounds return to the fold for 2018!! You know the drill...
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Seminal released from the Burden Bros circa 1994. Recorded entirely at West Lab 2, Detroit.
Fully re mastered for 2016 all 7 tracks are of the highest quality from the golden age of Detroit Techno.
- A1 Octave One - Eniac
- A2 Lawrence Burden - Cosmic Surf
- A3 Never On A Sunday - Urban Rains
- B1 Octave One - Meridian
- B2 Never On A Sunday - Memories Of You
Classic 430 West compilation from 1995.... "Detroit Techno City"!
Originally spread over 2 samplers it contained some of the Burden Bros (under several guises) best work - all featured here. The original releases also contained tracks from Alien FM (Aux 88) and Unknown Force, however, the rights to these tracks have now gone back to the original artists.
Still you have 5 absolutely killer golden age Detroit techno tracks to chose from!
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Fresh from 1981... this is Leroy Burgess' grand boogie masterpiece and one of the greatest albums of the post-disco era.
Re mastered for 2015 and released in conjunction with Salsoul. 8 classic tracks including the Larry Levan remix of " I Know You Will".
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"Tonight is partytime, it's partytime tonight!"
Fabulous re issue of this disco gem from 1983. Re mastered and re issued for 2014 in conjunction with the rights holders.
Written by James Calloway and Leroy Burgess & produced by Bob & Lola Blank.
Includes the vocal and instrumental plus a Larry Levan Remix and the accapella.
GenresDeep HouseNew YorkReissue
- A1 Luv Dancin' (In Deep Mix)
- A2 Luv Dancin' (Egotrip Mix)
- B1 Deep In My Mind
- B2 Afterthought
Absolutely ESSENTIAL record right here - The Underground Solution aka The 'S' Man aka the legendary Roger Sanchez is a name that you should all be familiar with by now, and his 1990 ANTHEM 'Luv Dancin' is an NYC deep house benchmark. That's right, this originally came out in 1990. That's a heck of a long time ago. Thing is, this record, when played at the right time will still cause maximum damage in the club. Riffing on disco classic 'Is it all over my face' and with elements of 'The bottle' interspersed with a deep, rolling garage bassline and dreamy keys and pads Sanchez crafted a solid gold cut, a timeless piece of dance music that still inspires today and is often imitated yet obviously never bettered! The flipside cuts 'Deep in my mind' and 'Afterthought' are also sublime exercises in the deepness, The 'S' Man's trademark eerie pads, bleeps and dope drum programming evident throughout, making these tracks huge hits from NYC to Sheffield and beyond! This whole EP is flawless and if you dig the deeper side of this stuff then you're in for a treat - Now's your chance to bag a bonafide, hands down classic record!
'Luv Dancin' has been skilfully remastered from all original master sources and fully licensed and reissued officially for 2017.
- A1. Brighter Day
- A2. Step By Dub
- B1. Demon
Jerome Derradji is back on Stilove4music with a 3 tracker of deep disco explorations. Dj support by Dj Spinna, Danny Krivit, Laurent Garnier, Bill Brewster, Dj Monk One, Mystic Bill, Joe Muggs, Alex From Tokyo, Simbad, Taimur Agha
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More quality from the Trax vaults. One of the biggest all time house music anthems from Marshall Jefferson, mixed by Ron Hardy and produced by Virgo. Re mastered versions from the Traxbox compilation.
Audio restoration by Arjan Rietvink's Digital Mastering. Released in conjunction with Trax / Harmless.
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Phuture only released a handful of tracks (plus an album a full decade after their debut), but have remained a legendary act in the development of Chicago house for their stomping 1987 single "Acid Trax", the track that began and defined the acid house sound. The group was formed by DJ Pierre, synthesizer fan Spanky and Herb J in 1985 as a recording entity to produce records for Pierre to mix into his sets at several crucial Chicago clubs. After being turned on to the high-pitched squelch of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer (marketed as a bassline machine for solo guitarists), the trio emerged from the studio with a track they called "In Your Mind". Ron Hardy previewed the track at his legendary club the Music Box - where it became known as "Ron Hardy's Acid Track" - and Phuture re-made the cut with production by Marshall Jefferson. Released on Trax Records in 1987, the single created a dividing point between the Chicago sound before and after it, with hundreds of "Acid Trax" imitations flooding the local market. After it caught on in Britain as well, the single soundtracked the wave of club madness which coalesced in the rave movement by the end of the decade.
Re mastered for 2014 and re released in original 1987 artwork. Released in conjunction with Trax / Harmless.
- A. You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too (Vocal)
- B1. You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too (Instrumental Cake Mix)
- B2. You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
Another West-End sure-shot! This sublime piece of early electronic Boogie has always worn it's "classic" badge with a relaxed sense of pride since it's release in 1982, perhaps it's the languid synthed out groove supplied by studio maestros Nick martinelli & David Todd or Brenda Taylor's sublime vocals reminding us all that the game of love is always a 2 way street that are to blame?
Whatever it is, this is a solid, classic slice of Disco gold, more on the down to mid-tempo tip but still big enough to keep the dance-floors packed from the Garage to the Loft & beyond with ease! The production simply sounds years ahead of it's time (still does!) & it has the FUNK in bucket-loads, this is as essential as it gets, the real deal. Featured here are all the original mixes that were on the 1982 pressing (Yes! There's a dub mix!).
Re-mastered, re-pressed & re-released for 2015 with all original West End Records label artwork intact. Done in conjunction & with the permission of all right holders.
- A - Nowhere
- B - Nowhere (Danny Krivit Edit)
Absolutely stellar proto-disco jam from 1975 on the minute Shield label, Nassau County's Hokis Pokis may not be the most well known of funk / soul outfits but that doesn't mean they groove any less than any of the big guns!
'Nowhere' is a true underground classic, one for the real disco aficionados. One of those grooves that straddles the thin lines between rock, soul and funk. This is a proper club record and in the right hands will keep a dancefloor locked in and moving.
Speaking of 'right hands' this special 12" reissue sees NYC DJ and edit royalty Danny Krivit tastefully extend the original 3.32 7" A-side version into an extended club jam. Never one to utilise tired filters, loops, sweeps and so called laptop 'production methods' Danny turns in a fine extension that is subtle, effective and most of all - funky. A truly glorious slice of uplifting dance music 'Nowhere' is an essential purchase for those of you who dig the real deep stuff.
This reissue is a legit, licensed and proper release. Made by Above Board distribution in conjunction with Henry Stone music and the skills of the legendary Danny Krivit. 2018.
- A Priestess
- B Bravado
Harvey Sutherland’s latest 12” marks the inaugural release for Clarity Recordings, an imprint established by Sutherland for modern Australian records.
The first new music from the Melbourne producer since last year’s cuts for MCDE, the double A-side Priestess / Bravado features his live trio Bermuda at full tilt, with an ensemble of hand clapping friends. Self-described “lounge room disco burners”, the record summons the groove experiments of Patrick Adams, Bill Laswell and Arthur Russell, while retaining Harvey’s soulful tones and club-ready arrangements.
Priestess evolves slowly, a nine-minute mind dance that ultimately reaches a celestial state. Sutherland’s piano lines bounce off drummer Graeme Pogson’s unwavering four-on-the-floor, while one-man string section Tamil Rogeon travels skyward. Live standout Bravado is played with determined precision, locking into a tough backbeat that only breaks once Sutherland’s warbling lead solo approaches its resonant peak.
Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda will release Priestess / Bravado 12” and digital worldwide on 4 November 2016, via Clarity Recordings and Above Board Distribution.
- A1. Love On Hold (Extended Mix)
- A2. Love On Hold (Extended Instrumental)
- A3. Love On Hold (Accapella)
- AA1. Love On Hold (Dimtiri From Paris DJ Friendly Re-Touch)
- AA2. Love On Hold (Dimtiri From Paris DJ Friendly Instrumental)
Sounding like something to come out of Solar Records in 1984, ‘Love On Hold’ embraces Aeroplane’s typically exquisite attention to detail, resulting in a perfect blend of disco, 80s funk and boogie. ‘Love On Hold’ also features one of the greatest backing vocalists of our time, Tawatha Agee who was also the voice of legendary funk band Mtume, singing on their 1983 classic ‘Juicy Fruit’. The credentials of Tawatha’s richly poised voice coupled with Aeroplane’s flawless composition make ‘Love On Hold’ unmissable.
After a digital release which reached overall Traxsource #1, the ‘Extended Mix’ of Aeroplane’s instant classic is now being made available on 12”, along with an ‘Extended Instrumental’, ‘Accapella’ and two edits from the master of disco re-rubs, Dimitri From Paris. Both extended versions, Dimitri’s ‘Instrumental’ and ‘Re-Touch’ explore the versatility of the track for DJ use.
- A Energy Flash
Joey Beltram mega-ultra-classic, ‘Energy Flash’ re-mastered by Matt Colton. Pressed nice and loud on a one sided 12”. E.S.S.E.N.T.I.A.L.!!! (...still after all these years...)
GenresBoogieDiscoFunkNew YorkRecord Store DayReissueTrack Listing TBC
Part one of a new Salsoul Re-edits series launches with four reworks from disco aficionado DimitrI From Paris. Available on vinyl for the very first time, Dimitri adds his deft remix touch to Salsoul favourites from Loleatta Holloway, Inner Life, Love Comitte and Skyy.
A. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
B. Inner Life - Moment Of My Life (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
C. Love Committee - Law & Order (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
D. Skyy - Here's To You (Dimitri From Paris New DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
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Part two of a new Salsoul Re-edits series launches with four classic edits for RSD from seminal edit king Danny Krivit. With over 45 years behind the turntables, if anyone knows what little extra touch a record needs to work on the dancefloor…it's Danny! Taking his editing skills to four classics from the Salsoul vaults , Danny delivers once again. Available on vinyl for the very first time.
A. Double Exposure - My Love is Free (Danny Krivit Edit)
B. The Salsoul Orchestra Ft. Loleatta Holloway - Runaway (Danny Krivit Edit)
C. Ripple - Victorious (Danny Krivit Edit)
D. The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh I Love it (Danny Krivit Edit
- A1. Wake Da F___ Up Mix
- A2. Wild Pitch mix
- B1. Hard Head Mix
- B2. London Radio Edit
Monumental House anthem alert! Another classic jammer from 1992 lifted straight from the Strictly vaults. This one's HUGE. Phuture aka acid House pioneers Spanky and DJ Pierre (with a little help from Roy Davis JR) turn in a driving, acidic monster in true Wild Pitch style. Probably the only record that begins with a sinister voice saying 'This is cocaine speaking' before diving head-long into one of the best anti-drug House records ever. Absolutely brilliant. Bubbling 303 basslines and cavernous handclaps combine with a funked out, dubbed out synth line that just doesn't stop. Phuture will survive, and they weren't lying when they said that as this record (among too many others they had a hand in) still rock today. Yep, still fresh. Tried and tested, often imitated, never bettered. Phuture are the originals. Open up your eyes (and ears). This one's a tasty 2017 reissue and remaster, featuring all 4 mixes as per the original release way back when. Essential stuff here. You simply NEED this one.
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This record needs no introduction! One of THE most classic House records ever made! The legendary pairing of Frankie Knuckles (RIP) and Jamie Principle delivering two devastatingly ahead of the curve anthems; "Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love", both still sounding as fresh, vital, original and contemporary as they did on their 1987 release.
Truly one of the dream pairings in modern dance music, the Knuckles / Principle team brought us many classic moments but the two tracks contained here are among the most recognizable and well loved tracks in the House music lexicon.
Often sampled, covered, edited and re-worked, but never, ever bettered here are two absolutely essential cuts, re-issued as they were released originally in the late 80's on Trax.
Re-released for 2015, re-mastered and re-pressed with all the original Trax label artwork present in conjunction with the official rights holders / owners. An essential addition to any dance music lovers crate! Don't snooze on this...