Late last year, we modestly celebrated the sixth anniversary of LPH Records by releasing a 10-inch that reconnected us with our very first EP by bringing back two of the artists who contributed to it, Runaway and Soft Rocks. Now, as a sort of companion to that, we have LPH___VI , a 7-inch that gives shine to a couple other names that have been spotted on LPH party flyers of old and back catalog credits, Jacques Renault and Daniel T.
Both these are fun, flavorful little disco nugs united by funky bass guitar fretwork and plenty of sassy woodblock, though Jacques’ leans towards the goofy and daffy, whereas Daniel’s brings some synth-pop seriousness into the frame. As befits the format, both hover around four minutes in length.
VARIOUS ARTISTS (INC. ANGORPHORA, RINGS AROUND SATURN + MORE)
The inimitable CC:DISCO! has partnered with hyped underground label Soothsayer to curate the first in a collaborative series of compilations entitled First Light. Soothsayer presents First Light: Volume 1 compiled by CC:DISCO! is due for release in February 2018 digitally and on vinyl.
Australia’s reigning champion of tasteful electronic music, CC:DISCO! has procured exclusive tracks from emerging and undiscovered artists across genres such as boogie, balearic, funk, disco and house – with each sound piquing her interest, culminating in a finished product that would undeniably slot into a CC:DISCO! set. Her mission statement? "Less chin stroking, more dancing." It captures what CC:DISCO! is all about: the dancefloor.
The very first taste of First Light comes in the form of a salty and sweet track called ‘Really Want That’ by Jace XL. Premiered via Resident Advisor, CC:DISCO! explains: "I remember the first time I heard Jace sing in a bar, at first I thought a DJ was playing then I looked up see Jace singing his guts out. He blew me away! Jace's voice is amazing and to me, a huge part of what’s going on in Australian music, so it's with open arms we welcome him to First Light."
CC:DISCO! certainly knows how to work a d-floor. The fast-ascending Victorian DJ has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 12 months to be the name on everyone’s lips. After cutting her teeth at Melbourne institutions like Daydreams and Boney, word began to spread of CC’s paranormal dancefloor abilities and suddenly CC:DISCO! was officially ‘a thing’. Within just a couple of years, she has crushed the closing set at Pitch Music and Arts Festival, and graced a multitude of festival stages such as Meredith (now scripted in local folklore), Croatia’s Dimensions, and Sugar Mountain's hallowed Boiler Room. She slayed Resident Advisor’s RA583 mix, and has nailed guest spots for radio giants NTS, Red Light Radio, triple j and Dublab as well as hosting her famed Friday evening show on PBS FM; Smoke and Mirrors. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say she is now one of the biggest Australian DJs on the planet.
CC:DISCO! has become a staple presence at Soothsayer parties since the birth of the label two years ago, and an easy family dynamic developed. That family has come together for Volume 1 of First Light: a collection of brand new tracks from Australia and New Zealand’s thriving local scenes. Jace XL will be keeping good company on the compilation with the inclusion of tracks from Sui Zhen, Chord Memory Band, Nite Fleit, Rings Around Saturn, Manuel Darquart and Love Deluxe just to name a few, with the full track listing and release date being revealed in the new year. These songs – sourced by CC:DISCO! through chance meetings, fangirl moments and dogged emails – come together to create a body of music that is oddly satisfying and timeless. Summer is officially here friends, dive in!
“Edmondson first came to my attention with his Lobster Theramin distributed release, Flamingo Tripper, on his own label “Lissoms”.
Or so I thought…
Turns out he was actually a guy who used to serve me in one of my favourite pubs in Newcastle.
Back in those days he was a dub step / drum and bass kid, and as per the trend with all of those guys, he’s now showing the house heads how its done, with a much keener feel for sound design, groove and a better ear for a sample than 90% of us lazy people who cut our teeth on a 4/4 beat.
Edmondson (or Sean as I did know him... and how I know him once again) is really one of the most exciting producers out there right now for me, and I couldn’t be happier that we’ve reconnected and he’s kindly allowed Me Me Me to present some of his amazing music.
"We Have Love” is an instant classic, and PSG is a work of pure emotive art.
To remix We Have Love, I’ve enlisted Dauwd (fresh from his amazing Album on Technicolour). Sean suggested him, and I jumped on the suggestion as he was one of the first people I met when I moved to Berlin 4 years ago, and I’ve been trying to figure out a way of working with him since.
He takes a We Have Love down a kind of more delicate and steppy route. It’s very pretty, but also really makes you want to dance.
To remix PSG I asked ASOK. Again, I thought I first met ASOK about 7 or 8 years ago, when he came and played for a party I used to throw in Newcastle. After becoming good friends over the years, we got chatting and it turned out that we were both in Magaluf in 1998, and may have actually been involved in the same street brawl. Thats not something either of us are proud of, but its definitely food for thought.
I’m biased, but I think his remix is my favourite thing he’s ever done, and I LOVE everything he’s touched musically to date, so thats probably an even bigger endorsement than it first seems.
His version is BIG.”
Those wizards of digging Psychemagik doing the business once again. Hot on the heels of last year's monstrous 'Gotta hold on me / Wildman' they're letting folks know that they were still out there searching in the darkest recesses of the last 40+ years of popular and unpopular music, and boy oh boy are they good at it!
'The Trip' lives up to it's name. The track kicks off with some ultra beefed up psychedelic shenanigans, swirling, cacophonous sounds whirl and sweep and gradually drag us into the holographic tunnel, gradually giving way to some heavyweight drums and percussions and unfurling into a muscular psych-discoid beast. This one will send the kids crazy and will undoubtedly cause some damage in the club, both sonically and mentally. 'But what is the original?' we hear you say... answers on a postcard please.
'Sisters of the moon' on the flip-side is a very different animal - All laid back, laconic steel-guitars and thundering slo-mo drums and percussion. The dark side of a rural witchcraft dream exposed here, almost menacing... and then? Those vocals spring out of the mix amidst the throbbing sexually charged atmosphere and drag us back into the realm of 'near reality' with sultry moans and groans. This one's woozy alright, but in the best possible way. So wrong, it's right and possibly the natural soundtrack to too many of those strange shots that that guy in the weird hat gave us earlier when we entered that country pub. 'What guy?' I hear you ask....
Ultimate freak-disco and deepest druid Funk for the discerning and psychedelically inclined record consumer.
SIS, the alias of Burak Sar, returns once again to Crosstown Rebels. Following on from releases such 2012’s Round Pen, 2015’s Sombra India and last year’s The Blindside, the German-born producer- heavily influenced by his Turkish roots- presents us with this tribal triple-threat.
SIS explains that it was sending his first ever demo tape to Crosstown Rebels in 2004 that initiated his relationship with the label and tells us to “expect some rolling dance floor breakers” .
Karmir Nur gets the EP underway. Sensual strings abound with a heady, tribal chant that lulls you into a state of hypnosis. Tima rolls along, building slowly as the layers pull you in deeper still towards those familiar strings. Dandini brings back the tribal chanting. The vocals are backed by mesmeric drums, perfect for an intoxicating, dance floor procession.
Burak Sar has released a number of records on renowned imprints such as Get Physical Music, Mobilee and Cocoon Recordings as well as running his own successful label, Cocolino Records.
The first release of 2018 on the ‘Feel My Bicep’ label welcomes back Hammer for his first solo outing on the imprint, ’C-Space EP’.
Having collaborated with Bicep on ‘Dahlia’ back in 2015 - a glistening EP that soared through myriad clubs into the wantlists of many-a-fervid Discogs user - Hammer is now granted space to stretch his legs and does so across 3 galactic tracks.
‘C-Space’, ‘Atlantic 252’ and ‘Inside Soul’ all play with rich, sweeping chords, 80s synth lines and sharp analogue drums - a blend that lends them perfectly to the Feel My Bicep catalogue.
‘C-Space EP’ comes as the first ‘Feel My Bicep’ release since the success of Bicep’s self-titled debut album.
D.KO Records regular Mad Rey joins Rekids with a pair of deep house cuts this March.
The Parisian producer and Red Lebanese co-founder started releasing music as Mad Rey in 2014, providing D.KO Records with their second release (having already contributed to the D.KO01 various artists EP under his real name Quentin Leroy).
He now joins Rekids with a solid two track package initiating with ‘In My House N°6’, a lively slice of house featuring funky bass licks and jazz influenced melodies complete with a compelling groove. On the flip, ‘L’orage (Dub)’ ‘L’orage (Dub)’ slows down the tempo whilst exhibiting sampled strings, crunchy snares and twinkling effects.
Internationally acclaimed DJ, producer and label boss Guy Gerber has unveiled his dynamic new EP ‘What To Do’, out 2nd March on RUMORS.
A producer known for his eclectic and melodic sounds, Guy’s EP embodies a varied range of sonic arrangements that the Israeli DJ has become synonymous with, starting with the opener ‘What To Do.’ A deep, and cosmic production clad with cymbal-claps and a wide range of isolated percussive instruments, the title track features groove-fuelled vocals, offering a stark contrast to ‘Night of The Gold Diggers’, Guy’s punchy-house track which utilises high-pitched drum rolls and claps. With EP finale ‘Hummingbird Blues’ focusing on percussive bass elements, instrumental chords sweep through a track underpinned by a gruff and distorted vocal.
As a performer, Guy Gerber is consistently rated one of the best touring acts in dance music, earning a top 10 live performer nod three years in a row for Resident Advisor. Launching in 2014, Guy’s RUMORS imprint served as a home to Guy’s colossal collaboration with Dixon, 'No Distance’, as well as his crossover album with Puff Daddy, 11:11, which proved one of 2014’s most startling and impressive LPs. Since then, the label has released music from the likes of Seth Troxler, DJ Tennis, Chaim and more, and Guy’s own standout releases ‘Secret Encounters’ EP in 2016 and ‘Here Comes The Rain’ last year.
The genre-bending spiritual journey ‘What To Do’ encompasses Gerber’s signature sound, set for release on 2nd March.
Two of dance music’s hottest producers coalesce on the latest Hot Creations release. Frank Storm and Matteo Spedicati bring us Gimme Tha Honey, a throbbing three-track EP that gifts us with a rework from Robsoul label boss Phil Weeks.
Frank Storm reveals "this is our first collaboration which was born a year ago in our studio in Barcelona. We share the same passion for our own definition of the ghetto sound, blending fresh and techy vibes.” With this inspiration they weave an almost menacing vocal into the pulsating bassline of lead track Gimme Tha Honey. The Phil Weeks remix brings a slither of light with a shower of synths and warm, bubbling bass. The EP closes with The Long Wait shaking the record into heavier terrain, as the industrial keys are underpinned by a flurry of tough drums.
Frank Storm has been a key player on the White Isle having played at some of the Island’s biggest clubs; Space, Sankey’s, Pacha, Ministry of Sound and Zoo Project, as well holding down a residency at the night Unusual Suspects. Matteo Spedicati began releasing music in 2006 and has received support from Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin. Since then he’s gone on to work with such high profile names as Joseph Capriati and Mendo, as well as releasing records on an abundance of top labels.
VARIOUS ARTISTS (INC. CRAZY P, REVERENDOS OF SOUL)
A1. Rapson featuring Nathan Thomas ‘Heat’ (OPOLOPO Remix)
A2. Reverendos Of Soul ‘So Special’ (Micky More & Andy Tee Edit)
B1. BB Boogie featuring Monica Blaire ‘Sweating And Shaking (On The Dance Floor)’
B2. David Harness ‘We Got It’
C1. Gwen Guthrie ‘It Should Have Been You’ (12" Single Mix)
C2. Alton McClain & Destiny ‘It Must Be Love’
D1. CeCe Rogers ‘Someday’ (Club Mix)
D2. Sísý Ey - 'Restless' (Crazy P Extended Vocal Mix)
‘Love Injection’ is the latest instalment from Glitterbox Recordings, the one and only 21st century disco. Selected by label boss Simon Dunmore, the eight-track double 12” package showcases the finest producers making disco and dancefloor-ready house cuts in the here and now. Rapson, Reverendos Of Soul, BB Boogie, David Harness and Sísý Ey make up some of the contemporary contingent proving that the disco spirit is alive and well. Simon has also included respectful nods to the golden-era voices of Gwen Guthrie and CeCe Rogers.
‘Love Injection’ sets the disco standard while diving into contemporary dancefloor fillers. A brand new cut for the compilation, Rapson’s ‘Heat’ is one of the standout tracks of the last six months. The Disclosure-esque house favourite has been remixed by OPOLOPO, transforming it into a fine disco cut. A compilation exclusive, Sísý Ey ‘Restless’ is a glittering highlight, given a thumping 4/4 injection from the Crazy P crew.
One of the classic inclusions is Gwen Guthrie ‘It Should Have Been You’, a garage staple perfected by Larry Levan. Rounding off the timeless moments on side C is ‘It Must Be Love’ by Alton McClain & Destiny, produced by Northern Soul cult hero Frank Wilson. Simon discovered this gem when it was played by Horse Meat Disco; a memorable Glitterbox moment captured in style on ‘Love Injection’. Another song broken in on the decks at a Glitterbox party, Simon first heard the sound of David Harness ‘We Got It’ when it was played by Louie Vega in London. The simple and hypnotic groove brings things bang up-to-date. Defining the true meaning of ‘dance music’ in 2018, ‘Glitterbox - Love Injection’ is here to move your body and your soul.
Kerri 'Kaos' Chandler dropping some neat mid 90's NYC/NJ House pressure on the mighty Strictly Rhythm!
That's right, another little gem mined outta the SR archives, from deep within! 'Under Control' across 4 mixes gives us that sound, that hard kicking KC groove that we all know & love. An oft overlooked number from Kerri's catalogue 'Under Control' will appeal to all fans of real deal House music.
Featuring longtime collaborator Yahya McDougald on vocal duties this one ticks all the boxes and has been given some tasty 2018 remastering treatment and repressed onto a high quality, weighty 12" for all you record lovers out there, this one will keep them moving in the mix. Perfect NYC/NJ House sounds here, untouched and represented in it's original 1993 form with original Strictly label artwork, no sleeping permitted!
Lagaffe Tales co-founder Jónbjörn drops four tracks on Iceland’s FALK Records beat driven sub-label, FALK DISKS.
Since 2008 FALK (Fuck Art Lets Kill) has become a creative hub for Icelandic and international artists involved in experimental and electronic music, spanning noise rock through to power electronics, underground hip-hop to DIY techno and electro. 2017 saw FALK continue with releases from Icelandic hip-hop producer LORD PUSSWHIP, techno/electro producer ThizOne and Canadian industrial techno musician /ϟ/HUREN/ϟ/. Berlin based Icelandic producer Jónbjörn, known for curating Reykjavík record label Lagaffe Tales – one of the main pillars in the Icelandic house scene – now joins FALKS’ club focused sub-imprint with a robust four tracker.
Moving away from the deep house sound he’s renowned for towards a darker and leaner night time aesthetic, ‘Amsiak’ inaugurates the release with an infectious electro groove as gurgling pings and acidic clangs and drones are liberally dropped throughout the track. ‘Aspekte’ is a spacious track with blown-out bass sounds that morph and glide across a tempered, slow burning planar rhythm.
On the flip, Jónbjörn goes for a harder techno sound influenced by his relocation to Berlin. ‘Sunnudagskaffi’ is a bendy, 4/4 roller that contains hidden grooves below the basslines and the acid pings that wouldn’t be out of place on a Livity Sound release. Meanwhile, ‘Holy B’ is pure warehouse creeper techno, complete with machinic tones and the atmospherics of sweat and grime on dungeon brick walls.
Eric Estornel's Lone Romantic releases "Anomaly", the new EP of the veteran English-born, France-based producer Carl Finlow.
"Anomaly" is the 3rd instalment, following Estornel's Maceo Plex album "Solar" and the return of his Mariel Ito alias with the "2e Komst" EP, remarking the distinct sound of the label once again, while pushing a step forward at the same time.
With the relaunch of Mariel Ito, the electro and IDM alias of Estornel, that was active in the early 2000s with releases on Modern Love or SCSI-AV and that will see a retrospective album from that time on R&S Records, Lone Romantic is a new suitable platform for Carl’s music. However, from the 90s until today, his vast catalog traverses through the most relevant labels out there such as Warp, Soma, Klang, SCSI-AV, Novamute, Satamile, Electrix and his own 2020 Vision.
"Anomaly” is a four-tracker showcasing classic electro schemes with ease. A frenetic mysticism and a meditative melancholy stand behind the most innovative trajectories of funk, within a mood much divergent than the usual conservative reverence towards the genre.
Rocco Universal, based in Tokyo, arrives on When I Met You Records third release with a slick disco work out. Fresh from his release on Leng, Rocco brings in the boogie...
Previous releases on on When I Met You from label owner Ten Ven have generated multiple radio 1 plays across the dance specialist shows as well as a global club support.
Trujillo, Jacques Renault, Fred P, Wankelmut and Catz N Dogz, Soul Clap, Dave Harvey, Jasper James, James Priestley.
Pezzner, Ilija Rudman, Carl Craig c/o Ernie, Jack Savidge, Illyus & Barientos, Pochartrain (Whiskey Disco), Henry Saiz (sorter), Tronik Youth, Spiller, Sean Brosnan (Future Disco) and Julian Sanza. Bill Brewster, Felix Dickinson, Pete Herbert, Kristian/Ame, Joris Voorn, Jimpster.
Special Request returns via Gerd Janson & Shan's studio, as they completely re-build both Brainstorm and Make It Real across four frenzy-inducing incendiary versions custom made for sending the rave over the edge...
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
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.
The label will be an outlet for Daniel Jacques his own music productions and its debut release, entitled ‘Discovery Change (Part 3)’, is the first part of a tetralogy vinyl project. When putting the four separate covers of the releases together, it will depict one large image of a very important person in his life. All songs of the project have been created between 2005 and 2015 and the music will be pressed on 180 grams vinyl (12 inch).
‘Discovery Change (Part 4)’, is the second part (JR-002) of Daniël Jacques’ tetralogy vinyl project. All songs on this part have been created between 2004 and 2016. This time, delivering a variation of (deep) house (“Daruma” and “Astronomy”), techno (“The Opposite”) and even hip-hop music (“Where U Are”). Again, the music is pressed on 180 grams vinyl (12 inch).
Mint Condition - A reissue label focussed 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.... 7th Movement's 'Odyssey' is one of those mythical beasts, a record that transcended scenes and genres. 'Odyssey' obviously spoke to DJ's effortlessly as it's a track that continually shows up in the mixes and playlists of a whole host of different people, new and old, including - Derrick May, Masters At Work, Mike Huckaby, Doc Martin and more. It's a simple, yet devastating record, dubbed out Disco chopping Funk of the highest calibre! Built on a handful of carefully chosen (and well known!) samples and collaged in the most old-school way, it's a passionate hark back to the 70's and 80's mega-mix and edit techniques of yore with a healthy handful of swagger, dub and echo thrown in for good measure. 'Odyssey' still sounds amazing today, even after being out there for on the streets for over 20 years it still works, as appealing to the Disco crew as it is to the hardcore House heads. Originally released by the legendary Junior Boys Own crew on their highly coveted Jus Trax imprint this is some pure 1995 heat that will have heads rushing the booth asking for a track ID. Try it out. Also featured on this fine reissue is a 'lost' version, a previously unavailable mix / edit that flips the track into some pretty trippy territory, in fact, you may find that you might need x 2 copies of this monster so that you can blend them together in a truly old school manner, garage or block party style! Essential London business here from the heady, og days of 'Nu-Disco' & House. Snooze ye not! 'Odyssey' has been legitimately released with the full involvement of the rights holders for 2017 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT sources especially for this release. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at Mint Condition!
Well. Where do we start with 'Deep Inside'? Originally released in the golden NYC House era of 1993, this 5 tracker literally smashed everything in sight. And still does now! The epitome of an evergreen, all-time classic release. Masters At Work Louie Vega and Kenny Dope were on a major roll in this era, producing, remixing, dj-ing and everything in-between, these guys put in ridiculous work. They are joined on this EP by a roll-call of names and collaborators, Erick Morillo engineering the title track? Check. Maurice Joshua on co-production duties? You got it. Vocals by Ms. Barbara tucker? They're there. Killer, rock hard drums? Stacks of Soul? Masterfully chopped up Disco samples? All present. Serious stuff. Sometimes a record just manages to capture and distill the true essence of what this is all about and 'Deep Inside' is one such record, it bears all the hallmarks of golden era MAW, all the signposts of what was happening in NYC's clubs in the early to mid 90's were there within it's grooves. You know a record is good when it's still being, quite literally, hammered nearly 25 years later! Now, remastered, and reissued with the full involvement of Strictly Rhythm this seminal piece of NYC House history is made available again with all original, full sleeve artwork intact as per the 1993 original. This one's a straight up essential for any self-respecting dance aficionado. You know what to do!
A2 Illumination - Theo Parrish Sound Signature Mix
B1 Fly Away - West End Blue Mix
B2 Fly Away - West End Lounge Mix
Originally released in 2005, this sought after 12” from West End offshoot West End Blue gets an exclusive reissue for 2017. A four track slice of night time Detroit Soul comes backed with a remix from fellow Motor city resident Theo Parrish.
Timely re issue of Reese's cult classic 'Just Want Another Chance'. One of techno's classic basslines that inspired a generation of DnB, Garage and Dubstep producers.
Originally released on Detroit's Incognito label, this re issue on Kevin Saunderson's (Reese) own KMS imprint and has been re mastered for 2014. Contains the original, dub and accapella versions plus a whole host of 'Rhythm Tracks' written by Kevin Saunderson on the B side for creative DJ's to play with.
This edit of Mali's Amadou & Mariam "Ce N'est pas Bon" (originally created in 2008 for my dj sets) was supposed to be included on the recently released third Autonomous Africa 12". Unfortunately I didn't get permission to use it in time for that release but permission has now been given, so rather than wait for AA 004 in 2015 it is going to come out as a limited edition hand stamped 10" as soon as possible. All proceeds will once again go to the Mtandika mission in Tanzania -www.actioninafrica.org/about-mtandika.php
A big thanks to Ben UFO and Midland for championing this edit. The interest they generated directly led to the motivation for this release.
Last year Tornado Wallace touched down at the ESP Institute with his Thinking Allowed EP, a slab of wax that proved pivotal in his musical aesthetic, beautifully complimenting our catalogue. He ups the ante further with Circadia, his second 3-track EP that riffs on ESP themes whilst sophisticatedly amplifying their character. The title track lays trance-like arpeggiated vocals over thunderous tropical toms, opening up into an epic group chant. Time of Nectar coasts along, blanketing us with soft pads and soothing pan pipes before Jonny Nash's palm-muted Stratocaster makes its cameo. The essential house jam on the b-side, Soft Light, will no doubt pump its way through dance floors this Summer, don't sleep!
EASY STREET RECORDS ANTHOLOGY (COMPILED BY BILL BREWSTER)
Sources is a brand new series which will examine the output of a number of extremely influential independent U.S. labels throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
In an age where corporate anonymity reigns supreme and music is being treated like aural wallpaper, the Sources series will go back to a time when record labels really meant something via their A&R policies, their ground-breaking releases, their everyday modus-operandi and their general philosophies. What made these operations unique? How did they manage to compete with the major companies? How did they protect their artist rosters? What sort of people ran these operations and how did they manage to survive in the cut-throat music business?
Bill Brewster, co-founder of the influential DJ History website and forum and author of the acclaimed “Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life” will be compiling and writing the sleeve notes for the series. The first six releases will concentrate on 6 New York independent labels which have each been massively influential in the evolvement of Dance Music over the last 30+ years – Easy Street, Sleeping Bag, Fresh, Sam, Streetwise and P&P.
Each package will be full of lovingly re-mastered original 12” mixes as selected by Bill. You can be sure that a variety of ‘secret weapons’ will emerge from each of these packages!
The first Sources package comes from one of the most consistent underground dance labels in history – East Street Records from New York. Easy Street hit the ground running in the early 1980s with the uptempo break dancing gem, Hot Streak’s “Body Work”. However, the real story of Easy Street was their consistent ability to gauge the mood of the dance-floor with numerous HUGE underground classics which read like a who’s who of dance music history over the last 3 decades - Paul Simpson, Todd Terry and Blaze are just a handful of the names which have graced the Easy Street label over the years. The underground hits poured out relentlessly – “Main Thing”, “Share The Night”, “Ma Foom Bey”, “You Don’t Know”, “Treat Her Sweeter”, “Saturdays” and “Deeper” to name a handful, all of which are included on here. An essential package for anyone who wants to re-experience the culture of the New York dancefloors throughout the last three decades via one of the hippest labels in dance music history. Easy Street Records we salute you in style!
Armando Gallop, the legendary Chicago producer & DJ whose career was tragically cut short by his death in 1996 left behind a legendary reputation as one of the windy city's finest. Having released on seminal labels such as; Trax, Musique, Westbrook and his own Warehouse imprint, Armando brought his own rough hewn brand of machine Funk and acid to the table and the dance music world has been much better off for it since.
"The New World Order Level 3" is a collection of Armando's tracks running through various styles and sounds; Acid, Disco infected bangers, crazy Chi-town jack tracks and much more. This collection is a great overview of some of Armando's lesser known tracks and has always been a tough one to track down, it also features the storming "Pleasuredome" that was recently comped on Nina Kraviz' stellar DJ Kicks mix among a clutch of other lesser known gems. An essential addition to any Chicago lovers record collection, essential original House music!
Re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released in conjunction with the official license and rights holders for 2015.
Superconcious present a further evolution for Melbourne producer András. Looney house recorded with DIY immediacy, this fresh 5 tracker takes subtle cues from Cajmere, Pal Joey and lesser known 90s Australian cuts culled from the 3RRR FM library.
'T.N.T.F.' was the fastest track András had even written until revving the Pajero offroad and clocking 138 bpm on 'Always Pumping'. On the two mixes of 'Gold Coast', he finds heaven in a tourist hell, making hotel room acid before hitting the balcony for some cool breakbeat over a Bacardi and coke. The absurdity continues with the horny-Australiana disco of 'Soy Boy', rounding off a welcome return to his inimitable solo work.
Mosco fell asleep in Tel Aviv and awoke days later in Berlin. This is his first offering for the ESP Institute. On side A, 'Akachi' plows straight in with its relentless rolling bassline, a thick blanket enveloping any and all breathing room. An array of squelches and atonal pads struggle to rise above the trudging rhythm, while live percussion slides in and out of frenzy. On the flipside, 'Nobody Else' shows us Mosco's more ethereal side. Beautifully programmed drums draw us in as the accentuated hi-hats and claves elegantly pierce rhythmic synth work, until finally we're carried away by mystic keys layering in heavenly glissandos. These two songs will make you thirst for potent potions.
A Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Louie Vega Retouch)
B1 Sylvester - Dance Disco Heat (Louie Vega's Let's Party A Lil Dub)
B2 Dance (Disco Heat) (Louie Vega's Short Instrumental)
LOUIE VEGA RE-IGNITES THE DISCO CLASSIC “DANCE (DISCO HEAT)” BY SYLVESTER
Grammy awarding winning producer & 5 time Grammy nominated Louie Vega continues to send dance floors into a peak hour frenzy with his remixes of disco classics on Nervous Records. The inspiration to delve into masters from this era began when he started remixing masters from the SAM Records catalogue, which is owned by Nervous Records, and with whom Louie has a long history going back to Nervous' early 90’s origins. Louie is that unique producer who has had success in multiple genres of music including House, R&B, & Freestyle and he has brought that talent to help re-ignite New York disco classics like Vicky D’s "This Beat Is Mine" and Convertion’s "Let’s Do It" featuring Leroy Burgess, as well as charting topping disco hits from John Davis & The Monster Orchestra "Bourgie Bourgie" & "Up Jumped The Devil".
This time, Louie put his focus on a track outside of the SAM Records catalogue, and one that was an international disco hit that also crossed over to becoming a 1978 pop hit, namely Sylvester / Dance (Disco Heat). Using elements from the 1978 version and combining them with his own original musical and percussion contributions, along with new vocal performances from renowned singer Cindy Mizelle, Louie has refashioned and reignited this 39 year-old production into a 2018 club anthem.
This past year has seen Louie continue to fortify his position as one of the industry’s most prolific producers. Remixes from his Grammy – nominated best dance album "Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII” have consistently sold out on its vinyl release and hit number 1 on charts on multiple digital platforms. 2018 will see collaborations with Kenny Dope under their legendary and world-renowned Masters At Work and Kenlou monikers, as well as co-productions with The Martinez Brothers and Joseph Capriati.
Louie along with Anané Vega recently created one of the summer's premier club destination at their Ibiza summer residency The Ritual with Anané & Louie Vega at Heart. He continues to cross the globe from Europe to South Africa to Asia and back as one of the world’s most sought after DJ’s, and incredibly is able to maintain a weekly radio show on WBLS for the last 8 years and his NYC residency at Cielo under The Roots NYC moniker for over 13 years.
“I first heard this track played by the legendary Huggy from Back to Basics in Leeds. I remember being stood at the bar at Space, Bar Rumba with Kenny (Hawkes)...We were mid-conversation and I remember him stopping mid flow and literally running to the DJ booth.
Now Kenny wasn't one for making public displays of excitement, and to be honest, I think this was the only time I ever witnessed it. But it floored him. He raved and raved on about it. Bought copies for me, and himself, over and over. I personally think it was the record that defined his sound and his style and sent him off on a mission…And the train sounds, well, those that knew him, knew what that led to…...
It was his signature and his sound, and if there is one record that both Derrick and myself couldn't be more honoured to re-release as a testament to his legacy, a record that defined Kenny as a DJ, and a record that keeps that light shining, then it's this one. Viva the Dark Lord.
WONKY BASSLINE DISCO BANGER (KINK & LEOPARD EATS LUKE REMIXES)
B1. Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Leopard Eats Luke Edit)
Strong contender for dance record of the year- Red Rack’em’s incredibly wonderful and fantastically wonky, Disco Banger, was rereleased on Classic this year.
After a few months of slowly embedding itself in people subconscious, it returns with new mixes.
First up in the marvellously talented KiNK - Strahil is no stranger to Classic, having made a stamp on the label many years ago with his remix 3rd Face. He's gone from strength to strength with his productions which have been accompanied by his glorious live performances. Kink goes in, heads down with some proper techno Wonk. This is indeed a beast.
On the flip Luke Solomon joins forces with Bristol’s very own Eats Everything and Lord Leopard, creating a Bristol “Circle of Three.” The Luke Eats Leopard edit adds a slight bit of conformity to the drums and the arrangement, without taking out too much of the Wonk but taking it ever so slightly into “house “ territory.
Overall this is a monstrously Wonky package - and just in time for Xmas too.
DON'T YOU WANT MY LOVE (DIMITRI FROM PARIS RE-EDIT)
AA - Don't You Want My Love (Dimitri From Paris Classic Re-Edit)
Every once in a while a record comes along which is a little bit special, a record which stands the test of time, bringing the same reaction to the dancefloor now as it did all those years ago, and ‘Don’t You Want My Love’ is one of those records. Almost four decades after its original release in 1979, the record has become a favourite with the Glitterbox crowds, creating a seminal moment at Ministry of Sound when David Morales dropped it at the party in March 2017. Now Debbie Jacob’s timeless classic lands on Glitterbox Recordings for a special vinyl package including a re-edit courtesy of disco veteran Dimitri From Paris. The spirit of disco lives on.
Hailing from outer space via Reykjavik, Volruptus maps out intergalactic forms of communication on ‘Alien Transmissions’, the latest release from Bjarki and Johnny Chrome Silver’s inimitable bbbbbb records.
Title track is a disorienting dose of acid powered electropunkfunk whilst ‘Jargon’ uses complex polyrhythms to propel a grinding techno stomper. ‘Gett Vffreakye’ uses percussive breaks and mechanised vocal chops to depict aliens having a live jam in outer space, whilst closing track ‘Tesseract’ is an angular drum workout featuring animated bass and dissonant pad calls.
Like each bbbbbb release before it, Volruptus presents an intoxicating EP that pairs impeccable sound design with an unruly approach to genre, form and style.
Detroit sisters The Jones Girls were a hugely popular part of Philadelphia's PIR stable throughout the 1970's and 80's.
They cut numerous sides for the label aided by the incredible production and arrangements of the infamous Gamble and Huff hit machine.
'Night over Egypt' is surely one of their most enduring, evergreen tracks. As popular today with people as it was on it's 1981 release.
A record that truly transcended genre boundaries and touched people from all walks of life and of all taste persuasions, it is a true soul classic. Often imitated yet never bettered! It's no wonder the 12" has always been sought after, sometimes commanding collectors prices on the used vinyl marketplace. The flipside 'Love don't ever say goodbye' is a sultry, Dexter Wansell produced slow-jam that ticks all the right boxes! One for the lovers out there, pure quiet storm business.
This is a fully legit reissue, made in conjunction with Above Board distribution and Sony music, sourced from their vaults using original source material and remastered and repressed to the highest standard for 2018 and featuring all original 1981 PIR label artwork.
Here's your chance to own yet another essential stone cold classic from the archives!
"BLUMOOG MUSIC" is a brand new label that lays out its vision in fine style with a first release from boss man M.R.E.U.X. The new outlet promises to be a platform where artists can express themselves without any musical limitations.M.R.E.U.X is Luke Mreux and is someone who runs his own studio in Italy. He has been involved in the industry since the 90s, has a background in punk and has worked in many clubs. As well as this he has played high profile gigs like Love Parade, runs a number of other labels and has a dark and psychedelic sound.My inspiration comes from the electronic music of the 80's and 90s when producing still meant research, ideas and passion says the artist. Here he works with analog machines and vintage gear that lends his music a great sense of character.First up is The Return, which is eight minutes of inventive techno nailed to a kinked groove. Gurgling machines, dark claps and trippy synths all stay busy throughout and keep you on your toes as the freaky atmosphere keeps you sucked in.The perfectly all consuming "Dark Culture" is rich with corrugated bass and rooted drums. It is a groove full of shady corners and menacing moods and only the most subtle synths join the fray to add more layers of unsettling intrigue.These two devastating tracks mark out this label as one to watch right from the off.
Blumoog music is again among you with two really great producers on the electronic scene. The second chapter is produced in collaboration with one of the pioneers of New York's electronic/techno music, famous for his historical Label proper NYC. Steve Stoll wanted to collaborate on this project with M.R.E.U.X. even him a famous electronic music's producer, together they blend in this E.P the origin and the evolution of the techno music, created with heart, passion and analog instruments like it was in the '90 years. The Lp includes acoustics and settings what are unparalleled in their style, perfect for the blumoog review, an E.p that really can't miss in your vinyl library, especially be carefull to the fragile heart person.The two New York man's tracks are charming and penetrating at once, with the only style of Steve Stoll, who gives ourselves techno emotions of high level from 20 years ago.The other three tracks are proposed by M.R.E.U.X. They contains psychedelic and power with a big style. All is accompanied from his known detailed musical elegance. He has also created an intro bonus track with analog machines that's electrifying. Welcome in the Blumoog's future.
Another nice shot for Blumoog music, good listening and always remember: the electronic music will never end!
For its third release Blumoog Music calls upon the boss, M.R.E.U.X., for two stellar tracks, whilst German production stalwart Beroshima completes the package with his own double offering.
M.R.E.U.X. is an Italian who has always been an innovative DJ and producer with many strings to his bow. After starting out in a punk club he soon got more into techno and has since worked with distributer Zero Gravity, has played the Love Parade, opened his own Art of Badroom studio and has taken his dark sounds all over the world. Beroshima, meanwhile, is the alter ego of producer, DJ and label head Frank Müller, someone who has really made his mark on the global techno scene over the last twenty years—both solo but also with Ulrich Schnauss—on labels like Cocoon and Soma as well as his own Muller Records.
Up first is the pumping ‘Green Base’ from Beroshima. It’s a big ten minute monster with scuzzy synth lines, marching drums and prickly percussion that will sweep up any dancefloor and carry it off into the night. His second cut ‘Mad World’ is just as big and bold, but is slightly more cosmic thanks to the spiritual pads in the background that add a trance including and heavenly feel to the slick, fast paced grooves.
Then it is M.R.E.U.X. who goes for a much more deep and elastic roller on ‘Concept Bass.’ It has snaking basslines that are warm and rubbery, icy hi hats and sci-fi synth droplets that really take you to another galaxy. Last but not least, ‘Voltage Control’ is a white knuckle ride through physical drums and chattery percussion as fat synths and drilling machine sounds all burrow deep.
This is high impact, freaky techno that cannot fail to standout on the dance floor.
Blumoog music is proud to present its new release of 4 tracks of great musical thickness. This time, Blumoog music has selected quality and passion. We introduce a character like Aubrey Metroplex, Ferox, Outsgun and more...) with a classical song of his repertoire : low crushing bag and psychadelic; you will go to cosmic dimension. It's Gotshell time, colombian artist, who is pointing to into historical labels like Blueprint, Missile. His song is terrifying and powerful, not for the weak of heart. It's time for Frankie Serious(Blumoog music,Switch Off rec.,The Zone rec.), artist from Rome. With his very high production quality, he proposes with a powerful killer song; excellent for dancefloors but at the same time wonderful for a mental journey. Unchained Souls goes to end this ep of a large thickness; a mysterious duo whom we'll sure speak about. They propose a dark psychadelic selection which will take you inside the deep abyss of your mind... Blumoog music is always near you with soul and passion for the electronics music.....good listening
Blumoog music label presents the new release, played by one of the most important Detroit productors, who marked the minimal techno history: Terrence Dixon. Two tracks, which take a bi deal of electronic innovation and inspired by his unique style, will make the night people dance until the sunrise. Italian veteran M.R.E.U.X is back again with two innovative tracks as well, which are composed by rare and experimental sounds with analog machines and are ready to be heard. Magnificent EP of an extraordinary dj couple. Monster Track of quality and experience The musical concept is organized for mentality sought people, an approach to this sound out of the ordinary charts, where Search for sonority make this ep single and dedicated to the iperclubbing population!!! Low wrapping and atmosfere psychadeliche make this ep an Precious object for techno electronic lovers! Nothing is taken for granted, this is the difference ! Welcome to the electronic music masters, welcome in Blumoog Music World Cat.Blug005
Crosstown release the triple vinyl sampler to the acclaimed Get Lost V album compiled and mixed by Acid Pauli. The album features loads of exclusives, some of which have been featured on this vinyl version of the album.
The 5th in the Get Lost series and Acid Pauli’s Vinyl compilation of the ground- breaking mix is a sonic treat. Featuring three exclusive covers of Gonzalez, Radiohead and Bruce Springsteen, as well as new tracks by Acid Pauli, Tempo Di Roma and NU.
Acid Pauli is a musical genius and tastemaker who has released tracks on a Bjork album and famed for his innovative diverse and eccentric sound, as well as being resident of the former infamous Berlin institution Bar 25. His debut album ‘MST’ came out on Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset label earlier this year to great acclaim. One of the most adventurous Get Lost albums to date, Pauli treads deep into more weird and wonderful waters and if you enjoy this then you should check out the double CD mix, it really is quite outstanding.. contender for DJ Mix album of the year
This June Session Victim return to Jimpster's ' Delusions Of Grandeur' imprint with a third studio album. 'Listen To Your Heart' is the result of a year of cross-continental scripting, started in their Hamburg studio and wrapped up stateside in San Francisco's Room G Studios where the duo had worked on their 2014 LP 'See you When You Get There'.
Sampling still remains an ever present backbone throughout the album. Session Victim have dug deep for sounds, resulting in a richly detailed and organic sound collage that goes hand-in-hand with their live instrumentation, this time enhanced through several guest musician appearances, most notably Carsten "Erobique" Meyer (ex-International Pony). Smooth guitar samples are built up on 'Over and Over' while on 'Moons & Flowers' the live instrumentals that Session Victim do so well come to the fore.
The treasure trove of San Francisco's record shops proved to be a hard bait to resist and the pair spent a large part of their Californian time hunting for records to sample. Three new tracks emerged from these digging sessions, with the sweeping disco string arrangements on 'Shadows' standing out as a prime ode to days spent combing through bargain bins.
Listen To Your Heart is equally a product of the road. While heavy touring is often cited as a hindrance to the creativity of artists, Session Victim see their live shows as a catalyst to their creativity. Two US tours in 2016 gave the Hamburg duo the opportunity to take track sketches and fragments on the road to incorporate into their live shows and then digest them back in the studio. The playful funk soaked groove of 'Matching Half' captures the sense of movement present throughout Listen To Your Heart and the LP mix of 'Up To Rise', which caused heavy ripples when it dropped as part of 2016's Matching Half EP is an extension of the upbeat and euphoric groove that permeates the album.
THE STARS OF SALSOUL (INCL.BOBBY GUTTADARO & LARRY LEVAN REMIXES)
A2. We're Getting Stronger (The Longer We Stay Together)
B1. Hit And Run ( Walter Gibbons 12 Jungle Mix)
B2. All About The Paper (Bobby Guttadaro 12 Remix)
C1. Seconds (Shep Pettibone Club Version)
C2. Mama Don't Papa Won't
D1. Dreamin' (12 Disco Version)
D2. The Greatest Performance Of My Life (Larry Levan Remix)
Loleatta Holloway is one of the most distinctive voices in dance music history.
Her career has been long and storied. Coming from modest Chicago church roots she has forged a unique career lasting decades that has taken in Soul, Funk, Gospel and most importantly in this case - Disco and House music. Holloway's collaborations with the legendary NYC label Salsoul has long been a thing of legend, her voice has graced SO many classic club records that it is literally part of the DNA of contemporary dance music.
She has appeared and been sampled on numerous, huge hit records and continues to perform and work at the top of her game with some of the biggest names in the music biz.
This collection of some of her highlights from Salsoul's influential catalogue cements her reputation even further as a true star. Only the finest and most sought after versions have been included here featuring game changing mixes from some of the pioneers of dance music - Shep Pettibone, Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan, Tom Moulton and Bobby Guttadaro. Pretty much everything about this selection is legendary, faultless and essential. One only has to look over the tracklisting - 'Love Sensation', 'Hit & Run', 'All about The Paper' and more all feature, unabridged, in their definitive form, remastered and repackaged with the utmost love and respect.
A truly essential package for the die-hard Disco aficionado or for those who are exploring this most important movement in dance music for the first time. Curated with the full input and backing of Salsoul Records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. For listening, for dancing, for turning on a party!
Remastered by Optimum Mastering. Artwork & design by Million Dollar Disco.
THE STARS OF SALSOUL (INCL. FRANKIE KNUCKLES & TEE SCOTT REMIXES)
B1. Let No Man Put Asunder (Original Shep Pettibone 12 Mix)
B2. Breakaway (Original Tee Scott 12 Mix)
C1. Doctor Love (Tom Moulton 12 Mix)
C2. I Can Show You (Better Than I Can Tell You)(Original Tee Scott 12 Mix)
D1. Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
D2. Double Cross (Larry Levan 12 Mix)
Legendary Philadelphia group First Choice are undoubtedly Disco legends.
Over the decades they have blessed turntables and eardrums with a slew of classic club records, look at any list of DJ's choices or benchmark dance records and you'll see - 'Doctor Love', 'Love & Happiness', 'Armed & Extremely Dangerous', 'Double Cross', 'Love Thang' and many, many more! Now, that's impressive.
A truly legendary group, First Choice came from humble beginnings during their student years in their native Philly. Off the back of some promising local appearances and some radio play they ended up working under the watchful eye of impresario Norman Harris who was managing soul legends The Delfonics. The rest, as they say, is Disco history!
Featured on this incredible compilation is some of First Choice's classic mixes and cuts, touched by the old school masters, mixed by the heroes of Disco - Tee Scott, Shep Pettibone, Larry Levan, Tom Moulton etc. Truly an essential collection featuring all the classics listed above, and more, in their full 12" mix glory, untouched, respectfully remastered and compiled here with love and care.
A truly essential package for the die-hard Disco aficionado or for those who are exploring this most important movement in dance music for the first time. Curated with the full input and backing of Salsoul Records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. For listening, for dancing, for turning on a party!
Remastered by Optimum Mastering. Artwork & design by Million Dollar Disco.
Yoruba Records original this now classic record in 2008. With its ridiculous driving beat, and one of the most memorable melody lines weve heard on the dance floor, “Mirror Dance” is another one of those dance floor monstrosities that Afefe Iku seems to naturally pull out of his magic hat. On the B-Side, Osunlade takes it deep with his Yoruba Soul Mix featuring spoken word king Oveous Maximus. With deeper rhythms and a stripped groove, this one takes you back to the basement house parties allowing you to go into trance and zone out to the words of Ove. Brace yourselves, yet again.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Fresh from 1986, all time Garage-House-Afro crossover classic... Absolutely timeless House anthem!
Need we say more? "Ma Foom Bey" is one of THOSE records, totally flawless, big in the dance everytime.
Stripped back drum machines, that cavernous, instantly recognizable bass-line & those chants, killing sound-systems stone dead!
As we said before, dropped on Easy Street in '86, edited by the legendary Tony Humphries & subsequently caned by 3 generations of DJ's across the galaxy ever since. Every home should have a copy of this, no collection is complete without it. A record that will never go out of style & will always provoke some buckwild reactions on any dance-floor it's dropped on!
Shout out to Easy Street, %100 legit re-issue, re-master & re-press, essential wax!