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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    Demon Records Reissues

    House / Tech-House

    Techno

    Muting The Noise (UK & USA Only)

    Represses


    TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    ARTISTLoveHrtz
    TITLELoveHrtz Vol. 2
    LABELLoveHrtz
    CATALOGUE NO.LVHRTZ002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    REPRESS20/11/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Music Makes Me High
    2. B. Sweet Style

    LoveHrtz return this Valentines Day with another two track, vinyl only single, and the vibes are set to maximum on this one. The previous release in the LoveHrtz series sold clean out, and is swapping hands on Discogs for silly amounts (not our doing!), so diggers are advised to get on this one without delay.

    LoveHrtz chop out another brace of feel good, disco bangers, with ‘Music Makes Me High’ and ‘Sweet Style’ already picking up BBC Radio 1 airplay from Annie Mac and Danny Howard, and a handful of DJs such as Jamie Jones, Butch, Martinez Brothers and Seth Troxler giving these cuts some serious road testing in the clubs.


    Demon Records Reissues

    ARTISTVarious Artists
    TITLEP&P Soul & Funk
    LABELDemon Records
    CATALOGUE NO.DEMREC522
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Track Listing TBC

    Peter Brown is one of the ultimate in Harlem underground music business entrepreneurs. From the 70s, all through the 80s he had a stream of releases on a plethora of labels, but ultimately under the P&P banner. From soul, to disco to the birth of hip hop, he covered all the street sounds of New York and in a series of comps Demon are exploring his legacy.

    P&P soul and funk covers the 1970s with a number of rare, sought after masterpieces and some equally essential obscurities.

    From the former category we have the magnificent ESP by Four Below Zero, Dennis Mobley's Rare Groove instrumental version of Superstition and Florence Miller's soul floor filler 'The Groove I'm In' Super rare funk is present from Wild Honey, Smokey Brooks and Flame & The Sons. The roots of disco is well represented with Magnetic Touch's original version of Ain't No Big Thing and Ella Hamilton's I'm Gonna Fool You.

    Released on double 180g vinyl, if you bought the originals they would cost you many thousands of pounds.

    Side A
    1. Four Below Zero - E.S.P.
    2. Florence Miller - The Groove I'm In
    3. Personal Touch - Ain't No Big Thing (Part 1)
    4. Jesse Gould - Out Of Work (Vocal)

    Side B
    1. Wild Honey - I've Been Working
    2. Smokie Brook - Long Time Ago
    3. Sentimental Souls - It's Party Time With Getting In The Groove - Part 1
    4. Eddie Owen - Determination
    5. Hooker - Hooker Part 1

    Side C
    1. Dennis Mobley - Superstition
    2. Magnetic Touch - Ain't Gonna Be A Next Time
    3. Ella Hamilton & Don Willis Spoon Band - I'm Gonna Fool You! (Vocal)
    4. Eddie Owen - Shake Off That Dream - Disco

    Side D
    1. Sons of Darkness - What It Looks Like
    2. Flame and the Sons of Darkness - Solid Funk
    3. King David - Hitch Hike One More Time
    4. Henry Brooks - Mini-Skirt
    5. Otis & The King Pins - Funky Donkey


    ARTIST8th Day
    TITLE8th Day
    LABELDemon Records
    CATALOGUE NO.DEMREC521
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Track Listing TBC

    • 1970s Detroit American funk-soul group signed to Invictus, part of the legendary HDH label group (Holland- Dozier- Holland), who helped define the iconic Motown sound.

    • Highlights include 1971 single ‘She’s Not Just Another Woman’ which was picked up by radio stations and reached #11 in the US Billboard charts. This was followed up by ‘You’ve Got To Crawl (Before You Walk) #28 in US Billboard chart. In 1972 ‘Enny Meeny-Miny-Mo’ reached #29 in the R&B charts and ‘I’m Worried’ was released as a solo single with Northern Soul legend Melvin Davis. Plus the Mick Jagger covered ‘Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)’

    • Reissued with original artwork, printed inner sleeve and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl

    Side A
    1. She's Not Just Another Woman
    2. You've Got To Crawl Before You Walk
    3. Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup)
    4. La-De-Dah
    5. Enny-Meeny-Miny-Mo (Three's A Crowd)

    Side B
    1. Just As Long
    2. I Can't Fool Myself
    3. I'm Worried
    4. I've Come To Save You


    ARTISTJ.V.C. F.O.R.C.E
    TITLEDoin' Damage
    LABELDemon Records
    CATALOGUE NO.DEMREC525
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing TBC

    • New York rap trio consisting of DJ Curt Catzal and MC’s AJ Rok and MC B-Luv, signed to B-Boy Records, a significant player in the development of hip-hop in the 1980s

    • The group broke out with an underground hit single ‘Strong Island’ and the song would open their 1988 album Doin’ Damage. This track is an enduring classic and would become the group’s signature moment

    • Other highlights on the album include; ‘Stylin’ Lyrics’, ‘The Force Is Buggin’ and ‘Take It Away’

    • Reissued with original artwork on 180g heavyweight classic black vinyl, with printed inner sleeve

    Side A
    1. Strong Island [6:10]
    2. Doin' Damage [3:36]
    3. Take It Away [5:05]
    4. The Force Is The Boss [4:54]
    5. Nu Skool [3:50]

    Side B
    1. You'll Like It Too [2:59]
    2. Stylin' Lyrics [5:16]
    3. Puppy Love [4:14]
    4. The Force Is Buggin [5:49]
    5. The Move [6:00]


    ARTISTCash Money & Marvelous
    TITLEWhere’s The Party At?
    LABELDemon Records
    CATALOGUE NO.DEMREC528
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing TBC

    • DJ Cash Money was one of the most skilled DJ’s to come out of Philadelphia in the 1980s (two time World DJ mixing champion). He teamed up with MC Marvelous in the late 80s to release their only album ‘Where’s The Party At?’, on Sleeping Bag Records

    • Highlights include; ’The Mighty Hard Rocker’, ‘Play It Kool’, ‘Ugly People Be Quiet’ (which samples Tears For Fears)

    • 1988 album from the golden age of Hip hop, reissued with original artwork, printed inner sleeve and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl

    Side A
    1. Find An Ugly Woman
    2. Play It Kool
    3. Is It Real
    4. Time Is Up
    5. Real Mutha For Ya
    6. Marvelous' Drawers
    7. Ugly People Be Quiet (Remix)

    Side B
    1. Ugly People Be Quiet
    2. The Mighty Hard Rocker
    3. Who's In The Place
    4. Where’s the Party At?
    5. All About Partyin'
    6. Music Maker


    ARTISTGary’s Gang
    TITLEKeep On Dancin’
    LABELDemon Records
    CATALOGUE NO.DEMREC599
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing TBC

    • Gary’s Gang are the New York group of musicians best know for their US hit ‘Keep On Dancin’’, which reached #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK #8 in 1978. The single sold over half a million copies around the world.

    • The follow-up was ‘Let’s Love Dance Tonight’ (UK top 49 in 1979) and ‘Do It At The Disco’ and these three tracks have been sampled numerous times.

    • This dance music classic is reissued on 180g heavyweight black vinyl with original artwork and printed inner sleeve

    Side A
    1. Showtime
    2. Party Tonight!
    3. Do It At The Disco

    Side B
    1. Let's Lovedance Tonight
    2. Keep On Dancin'
    3. You'll Always Be My Everything


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTCallisto
    TITLEGuidance Is Internal 3
    LABELGuidance
    CATALOGUE NO.GDRLP614PT3
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. The Cimmerian
    2. A2. Basic Lytes
    3. B1. Junkle II
    4. B2. Bongette
    5. C1. Bounce
    6. C2. Ambent II
    7. D1. Meta
    8. D2. Need Ur Love (Stalagite Mix)

    Boston's Dana Kelley aka Callisto is a man whose music has long been the subject of much deserved adulation. A student of the deep and soulful, an explorer of the melodic and galactic, and an artist who manages to capture imaginations with his supremely crafted sonics. He is a much missed artist, someone who departed the physical too early, but the body of work he left behind has spoken to generations of listeners, DJ's and fans in equal measure.

    This is the third and final instalment of 3 compilations focused on Callisto's golden period of productions for the legendary Chicago label Guidance Recordings. As with the other volumes that preceded it, it's an outright and joyous celebration of his music, his vision and the forward looking nature of his music that is still intact today. It's hard to think of someone with a more unique style and with a truer idea of their own sound-world. Callisto takes us deep inside, into other worlds with his own individualistic take on house, techno, ambient and even jungle and D&B.

    These compilations celebrate one of the most idiosyncratic artists from the second wave of US house music producers, a truly essential body of work presented here respectfully, sourced from all audio sources courtesy of Above Board Projects, Guidance Recordings and Dana's family. Mastered by Curved, London and with special artwork by Atelier Superplus featuring a never before seen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.


    ARTISTMole People / DJ Sneak / Wamdue Project / Sole Fusion / Various Artists
    TITLE30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm - Part Two
    LABELStrictly Rhythm
    CATALOGUE NO.SRCLASSICS07LP
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    REPRESS03/04/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Barbara Tucker - Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
    2. A2. Essence - Moments In House (Full Effect Mix - DJ T Edit)
    3. B1. Mole People - Break Night
    4. C1. DJ Sneak - Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
    5. C2. Wamdue Project - King of My Castle (Original Mix)
    6. D1. South Street Player - (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
    7. D2. Sole Fusion - Basstone (Underground Network Mix)

    Legendary NYC house label Strictly Rhythm is celebrating a mammoth 3 decades of cutting edge, roof-raising house music. Truly a benchmark.
    Originally founded in 1989 by the dynamic pairing of music industry man Mark Finkelstein and A&R expert Gladys Pizarro, Strictly tapped directly into the fertile New York underground and after hours club scene, helping to launch and bolster the recording careers of dance music luminaries like Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Ultra Nate, Todd Terry, Wamdue Project, DJ Sneak, Louie Vega and many more. Strictly Rhythm is easily one of the most recognisable and respected dance music powerhouses of all time.

    Across 3 limited double vinyl offerings, the Strictly catalogue has been expertly picked over to present you with a snapshot of some of the most earth shattering house music to emanate from the streets of New York City. A who's who of producers and artists, all killer and no filler. End to end classics that help to tell the story of one of dance music's most well loved labels. Classic cuts and essentials from DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Louie Vega (Sole Fusion), Essence and more all feature on part 2 in their unedited, 12" mix glory.

    Fully legit, remastered and selected with love courtesy of Strictly Rhythm and Above Board distribution for 2020. Happy birthday Strictly Rhythm!


    ARTISTAffie Yusuf
    TITLEDreamin'
    LABELMint Condition
    CATALOGUE NO.MC036
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A Nice Dreams
    2. B1 Nightmares
    3. B2 Magnificent

    Mint Condition - A record 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....

    From the turn of the millennium comes this stellar 3 tracker from London tech-house hero Affie Yusuf. 'Dreamin' is it's name, and late night or early morning manoeuvres is it's game, this Surreal slab ticks a lot of boxes. If it's the deepest of rollers you're after, Affie has you covered. for example, the A1 'Nice Dreams', is wonderfully stripped back in all the right ways, unfolding as it goes, is exactly what your DJ bag needs. Just follow that cowbell, and all will be well! The other cuts, 'Nightmares' and 'Magnificent' showcase Affie's style well, bass heavy, minimal and funked out jams that will get major spin and sound killer on a big system or rig, thanks to some top shelf remastering. An essential release from the tail end of the last millennium right here, London style, rare as hen's teeth on OG 12", one for the dancers, tweakers, freakers and spinners.

    'Dreamin' has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Affie Yusuf for 2019 and remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original sources especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!


    ARTISTToby Tobias
    TITLETrippy Steve
    LABELFutureboogie Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.FBR071
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Trippy Steve
    2. A2. Cosmic Slang
    3. B1. Trippy Steve (Fantastic Man Remix)
    4. B2. Deo Mort

    Toby Tobias has been at the coalface of the British leftfield house movement for many years now, releasing, without fuss or fanfare, on an array of fine releases for labels such as ESP Institute, Delusions Of Grandeur, Rekids and many more.

    Tobias opens up Futureboogie’s 2020 account with ‘Trippy Steve’, a trio of spaced out dance cuts, which come complete with a remix from Fantastic Man. ‘Trippy Steve’ blends energetic and raw disco rhythms with wide eyed and transcendental deepness, a powerful dubwise bassline that really drives the energy here. Australia’s Fantastic Man (Superconcious Records), keep’s the proceedings
    lively on his remix here, a rasping b-line and rolling beats thrust forward at a pace, dubbing out the vocal samples and opening up the bass for some wiggy acid business.

    ‘Cosmic Slang’ charmingly chugs with reverb soaked piano chords and ascending synths, whilst ‘Deo Mort’ is loose and carefree, with a myriad of classic samples cropping up amongst fragmented beats and a cap doffed towards the Sheffield bleep sound of old.


    ARTISTMount Liberation Unlimited
    TITLEMLU Private Press #1
    LABELMLU Private Press
    CATALOGUE NO.MLUPP1
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Blue (Is the Colour of Our Future)
    2. B1. Astro Travelling Pt. 2
    3. B2. Madame of the Magic Mushroom

    As the world turns the page towards yet another decade the Two Swedes from SpaceTM in MLU embraces new beginnings and paves the way for their very first, and very own musical outlet. MLU Private Press is their new label-not-label and the result of years of joint music making. “We looked ourselves in the mirror and all we saw was us” - it’s a vanity label in the truest sense. An audial outlet candidly and simply releasing streams of future and past sounds flowing through a crack from their Stockholmian mountain and out into the world.

    The first release features three tracks of MLU-matic electronics, spanning in making over the last decade. From the energetic rave-sentimentality of “Blue...” eloquently dreaming of approaching future skylines to the sound of breakbeats, to the nostalgic arpeggios of “Astro Travelling Pt. 2”. A track which got lost but recently resurfaced in the MLU lost-and-found bin, recorded almost 10 years ago and sound-wise very reminiscent of their earliest work. The aptly named “Madame of the Magic Mushroom” with it’s mix of acoustic drums and shroomy synthesis ends the 12” in weightless psychedelia recollecting memoria of ecstatic driven 70’s loft-rock.


    ARTISTElements Of Life Featuring Jasper Street Company
    TITLEStand On The Word (Lost Souls Of Saturn and DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Remixes)
    LABELVega Records
    CATALOGUE NO.VR191
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    REPRESS10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Stand on the Word (Lost Souls of Saturn Colossians 3 16 Mix)
    2. AA. Stand on the Word (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Remix)

    7 years ago the band Elements Of Life re-recorded the Joubert Singers and Celestial Choir Classic “Stand On The Word” as an album track on the “Eclipse” full length release on Fania Records. Today in 2020, Vega Records retain their rights and re-release the Eclipse album and have brought in powerhouse remixers to give you their rendition of this golden nugget.

    In the studio is Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa of The Lost Souls of Saturn taking you on an ethereal journey stretching out the chord progression of the organs, pianos, and vocals provided by Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, & Josh Milan. This will have music lovers on a cosmic ride, making you feel as if you are flowing through the stratosphere, then lands on a proper groove vamping away. The reverb on the vocals and organs are stunning.

    Then, we go onto Baltimore, the home of gospel house, with Dj Spen & Gary Hudgins, who have created a top anthem of 2020 for all house lovers. Not only did they add live horns and ultra hot organs, pianos, and rhodes but they call on the legendary Jasper Street Company, the group of gospel house royalty. “Stand On The Word, the Word of God, Staaaaaannnnnnnd”, everyone will be singing along really soon!!


    ARTISTAlexis Raphael
    TITLEDigital Music Almost Killed Me EP
    LABELPaella Hair Sex
    CATALOGUE NO.PHS001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Respect & Belief
    2. A2. Sex Appeal
    3. B1. Liberty
    4. Bonus track: House of Chorge.

    Paella Hair Sex is the beginning of a new chapter in Alexis Raphael’s musical story. The first two EPs will be from the label boss himself, kicking off with ‘Digital Music Almost Killed Me EP’. Then attention turns to new artists joining the PHS family - please email demos to info@paellahairsex.com

    Alexis came to prominence in 2011 with his seminal track ‘Spaceship’ and followed with a series of lush, sexy and warm house records that gained universal praise and put Alexis’ sound all around the world with fans from Australia to Peru. As the music and scene evolved, so too did Alexis’ sound becoming somewhat harder whilst still retaining some of his signature elements; references to acid house, hardcore and jungle, deep pads and sweet vocals. 

    However, by 2016, Alexis had become somewhat disconnected with the path of the music and scene he was involved in. It took a long time to put together what was wrong, but what followed was a three year path to this point now of launching PHS. 

    A return to and playing vinyl at the end of 2016 was the first step to finding his love again and feeling good about the music. This was followed by a halt to gigs where the music expected from him was different from what he wanted to play and a feeling of disconnect from the crowd. Then came the gradual move away from constant social media output.

    The final and most important part of this transition was going back to making music simply without any thought of where it can fit or who can play it, or what label it will go into. In essence this is a return to how Alexis started - making music solely from the feeling inside. 

    And so PHS returns to some of that more sexy, emotive house music that Alexis was originally known for, but with a fresh sound for the new decade. 

    Paella Hair Sex is set to be a representation of the music Alexis loves, both his own and other artists.

    The first EP: PHS001 – Digital Music Nearly Killed Me kicks off with the main room groover ‘Respect & Belief’ . A jazz-infused bass line underpins chunky rolling beats, punctuated with vocal samples calling for unity and love and laden with floating classical pianos and warm pads. A definite party banger ! 
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    The second A side track “Sex Appeal” references back to Alexis’ original signature House sound. An emotive and sexy track bound to get temperatures rising on the dance floor . 

    Flip to the B-side and find the after party brother of Respect & Belief - ‘Liberty’. A seminal minute long speech paves the way to the single breakdown moment of the track when lush Jupiter-8 chords make way for an epic moment as the beats drop back in. A unique piece of minimalistic House music for the after hours .

    The bonus track, House of Chorge. ends the EP with a bang. An upbeat cheeky groove that stays in your head long after the turntable stops spinning. But who is Chorge.?


    ARTISTMakèz
    TITLEElevation
    LABELLet's Play House
    CATALOGUE NO.LPH072
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Melting
    2. A2. Elevation
    3. B1. One 4 the Dreamers
    4. B2. Merlot (feat. Alternate Tone Adjustment)
    5. B3. Merlot (Basement Dub)

    A feisty and sassy slab of funky house from Amsterdam upstarts Makez, Elevation is twirl of saucy tracks with a toothy demeanor that will charm you onto the dance floor. The special sauce here comes from a musicality that's studied but not too clean and a bright instrumentation that evokes the golden years of Metro Area.

    “Melting” is slinky post-disco for gilded, glammy digs; “Elevation” is a lightheaded pas de deux; “One 4 the Dreamers” is a rolling late-night creeper with a tickle of jazz; and “Merlot,” which features Alternative Tone Adjustment on keys, is a chunky strut down the catwalk. Designed for clubs, tuned for the radio.


    ARTISTDubfire Feat. Carl Craig and Kate Elsworth
    TITLELotus (Inc. Tibi Dabo Remix)
    LABELCrosstown Rebels
    CATALOGUE NO.CRM229
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Lotus
    2. B1. Lotus (Dub)
    3. B2. Lotus (Tibi Dabo Remix)

    Global pioneer Dubfire lands on Crosstown Rebels for the first time this February, also featuring the legendary Carl Craig and the enchanting vocals of Kate Elsworth, they combine to create the captivating Lotus.

    Lotus opens with a delicate bassline, textures of atmospheric synth are introduced as the sensual whispers of Kate Elsworth fade in, her stunning vocals gradually become more prominent, before all the unique elements of subtlety come together. On the dub version, hypnotising chords blend with a functional groove, retaining the mystical romance of the original, it will translate this magic to the dancefloor. Recently picked up by Damian Lazarus for a release on Crosstown sister label Rebellion, Tibi Dabo adds his style of deep melancholy and spirited percussion to the remix.

    From the world-renowned Grammy Award winning Deep Dish to equal accomplishments within the underground scene, Dubfire is an artist who has remained in the top ranks of dance music for over a decade. From solo performances at the best clubs and festivals to his remarkable story documented in the Above Ground Level Film, running the acclaimed SCI+TEC label and the 2017 A Decade of Dubfire album, he is in a class of his own. With his early tracks seen as iconic classics, Ali Shirazinia has continued to innovate, with ongoing impressive productions, high profile remixes and his immersive concert experiences HYBRID and EVOLV. Through his Planet E label, Detroit Love parties and charity foundation, the common thread running through Carl Craig’s projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. The prolific producer, who has also worked under numerous aliases, has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader who has remained committed to Detroit throughout.


    ARTISTJames Solace
    TITLEMind Music
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC146
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Keep On
    2. A2. Catalyst
    3. B1. Mind Music
    4. B2. Groove

    Following a remix on Hottrax, James Burnham aka Burnski is back under his James Solace alias to release Mind Music, a formidable first full release featuring four equally as impressive tracks released this February on Hot Creations.

    Keep On sets the tone of this sumptuous release, rumbling sub-bass holds the track together, like a huge wave it slowly gains intensity, given room to breathe until it unfurls into a powerful weapon. A heavy dose of playful funk is applied on Catalyst, with guitar, squelching synth and a dash of warm soul. Mind Music is a deep and hypnotic piece, an addictive vocal loop over laser sharp synth and becomes firmly embedded in the psyche. Finally, Groove does what it says on the tin and sees James expertly craft another solid beat where growling bass combines with licks of pulsating acid that will undoubtedly send the dance floor into raptures.

    UK hero James Solace also known as Burnski has made his name through a penchant for moving through many styles of music with ease, always being one step ahead of the trend and mixing the new with the old. Whether it be his trade-mark tech-house grooves released under Burnski or through his Instinct alias and label where he channels drum and bass, garage and 2-step, his productions are always of the highest quality. He boasts regular gigs at esteemed venues including DC10, Fabric, Rex Club and Watergate. As well as this forthcoming EP under this alias on Hot Creations, he also has big records to come on Knee Deep in Sound, Four Thirty Two and Last Night On Earth. Also with a new live set that aired for the first time at Mint Warehouse recently for the Four Thirty Two party, expect the new James Solace project to take his career to the next level.


    ARTISTChrissy
    TITLENew Atlantis EP (Inc. Loods Remix)
    LABEL17 Steps Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.17STEPS029
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
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    Genres

  • Breakbeat
  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. In Paradise
    2. A2. New Atlantis
    3. B1. New Instruments
    4. B2. In Paradise (Loods Remix)
    5. B3. Composition for Sample, Flexatone & Vibraslap

    17 Steps present ‘New Atlantis’, a 5 track EP from versatile DJ, producer and dance music historian Chrissy.

    The EP takes its name from an unexpected source – a 17th century utopian novel of the same name by Sir Francis Bacon, depicting a future society in which science has become the ruling principle. It’s an inspiring idea for Chrissy – an antidote to the assault on truth and intellectualism led by climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, creationists, unfit-for-office demagogues and the slow suffocation of fact-based journalism.

    ‘New Atlantis’ explores the utopian worldview implicit in early rave music, drawing on classic Chicago house, UK hardcore and Drexciyan electro. The result is a collection of jacking breaks and bass infused dance music washed with a bittersweet euphoria – celebrating and lamenting an era’s forgotten optimism.


    ARTISTJaco Matthews / Peter Croce
    TITLEDrums From Detroit
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD016
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE13/03/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Jaco Matthews - Lesson One
    2. A2. Jaco Matthews - Snacks
    3. AA. Peter Croce - Revival (Jaco Matthews Remix)

    One of Detroit’s brightest young house producer is Jaco Matthews, and his vinyl release on Rocksteady Disco is long overdue. “Lesson One” leads off the EP, a peak hour deep afro house track highlighting Jaco’s brilliant drum programming. “Snacks” follows, a bouncy and swinging composition with stuttering vocals and enough jack to make Robert Owens proud. On the flip is Jaco’s massive remix of Peter Croce’s “Revival”, full of moody pads, uplifting piano, driving 909, and a timeless message for our strange times.


    Techno

    ARTISTDeadbeat / Vonda7 / Ejeca / Alex Niggemann
    TITLELNOE in Dub
    LABELLast Night On Earth
    CATALOGUE NO.LNOE117
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Dub
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Vonda7 - Together Dub
    2. A2. Hunter/Game - Island Dub
    3. B1. Ejeca - Octiv Dub
    4. B2. Jody Barr - Carson Dub
    5. C1. Dubspeeka - Sk4 Dub
    6. C2. Sasha - Float Collapse Dub
    7. D1. Alex Niggemann - Virgo Dub
    8. D2. Jon Gurd - After It All Dub

    Last Night On Earth welcome the prolific Deadbeat with a special double-vinyl ‘LNOE in Dub’ compilation, featuring a new Sasha exclusive. The DJ/producer, sound artist and music tech educator already has an extensive resume of labels and collaborators including Echocord, Mutek, Sonar, RBMA, and Monolake.

    Deadbeat aka Scott Monteith has reworked his eight favourite cuts from the LNOE back catalogue, creating 'dub' interpretations of tracks from Sasha, Hunter/Game, Ejeca, Jody Barr, VONDA7, Alex Niggemann, Jon Gurd and Dubspeeka. The Canadian-born, Berlin-based producer has delivered the dream – reworks which could stand up as single tracks in their own right, while preserving the gravitas of the original cuts. Furthermore, Sasha’s ‘Float Collapse’ is an exclusive track from the label head, never before released.

    Along with eleven albums, 20+ singles, countless remixes and collabs, Deadbeat also has a peerless dub archive spanning early Jamaican roots, through the 80s/90s to today’s evolving global scene. His DJ mix ‘Radio Rothko’ in 2010 is rated by various publications as one of the most genre defining mix CDs of all time.
    For Deadbeat, his debut for Sasha’s imprint is especially meaningful. ‘I saw Sasha play for the first time in Toronto around 1996, and while we have travelled in quite different musical circles since then, it was a real honour to put this project together. The LNOE catalogue has so many melodically rich dance floor killers, it was a real pleasure to rework them into a more meditative, cerebral mode. Hopefully listeners will savour these new versions in the comfort of their living rooms as so many have enjoyed the originals on the dance floor over the years.’


    ARTISTAlan Fitzpatrick
    TITLEStep Away (Inc. Planetary Assault Systems Remixes)
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS150
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Step Away (Original Mix)
    2. B1. Step Away (Planetary Assault Systems Remix 1)
    3. B2. Step Away (Planetary Assault Systems Remix 2)

    We Are The Brave boss Alan Fitzpatrick joins Rekids with ‘Step Away’, a euphorically chargedtechno release featuring two remixes from Planetary Assault Systems.

    Having performed across the world at the likes of Watergate, fabric, Shelter and DC-10, renowned UKartist Alan Fitzpatrick has continued to bring driving techno to the forefront of electronic music culture since the early 2000s. With a ream of releases on Figure, Unknown To The Unknown, Drumcode, Hotflush and many more, he now launches into 2020 with his debut on Radio Slave’s revered imprint.

    Fitzpatrick’s signature, thundering techno cut ‘Step Away’ opens with spacey toms, industrial kicks, delayed claps, pulsing bass and atmospherically sustained keys.

    The hailed Mote-Evolver boss and esteemed remixer Luke Slater serves up two propulsive edits under his Planetary Assault Systems alias with the first remix being otherworldly with reverbed stabs, subtle arpeggiated synths, minimalistic drums whilst the second remix goes into overdrive with analogue beat programming, computerised melodies and a harrowing sub-frequency rhythm.


    ARTISTAvision
    TITLEInnocence EP
    LABELEllum Audio
    CATALOGUE NO.ELL057
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Innocence
    2. B1. Time Lapse

    Avision storms into 2020 in fine fashion with his first EP for Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio label.

    Playing the decks since just 12 years of age, this American artist grew up in the musically rich New York City scene and is now at the sharp end of it with his own new school techno sound. He has released on key labels like Ben Sims’ Hardgroove, Mark Broom’s Beardman and Teksupport, and is someone that icons like Adam Beyer and Chris Liebing often reach for in their own sets.

    He starts off his latest offering with 'Innocence', a bustling techno track with bulky drum programming that is brilliantly loose. It jostles you into action as dark vocals add intensity and makes for a perfectly physical dance floor workout.

    Keeping up the pressure is 'Time Lapse', with big hi hats and a driving bassline all interwoven with thundering kick drums that will get the whole club up on its toes. A rising synth in the background adds an air of cosmic exploration and means this tasteful techno trip is enthralling from start to finish.

    These are two superbly stylish and high powered techno cuts from this contemporary tastemaker.


    ARTISTManEater
    TITLEHurry On Up (Inc. Alinka Remix)
    LABELLone Romantic
    CATALOGUE NO.LR014
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Hurry On Up
    2. B. Hurry On Up (Alinka Remix)

    Maceo Plex's Lone Romantic welcomes ManEater for a superb debut single that comes backed with a remix from the ever-excellent Alinka.

    ManEater is a mysterious name with no online profile but an evocative sound that goes way beyond the dancefloor and well into the future. They make music that is much more than club fodder, instead cooking up cinematic and evocative landscapes.

    The excellent 'Hurry On Up' is an expansive electro trip to the edges of the cosmos. Distant pads shimmer like forgotten planets, crisp claps and slick drums make for a frictionless groove that always keeps you moving and the ominous bass and soulful vocal cries finish the whole thing in real style.

    Chicago native Alinka is enlisted to remix. She is known for her weird and idiosyncratic take on house on labels like Crosstown, Classic and her own Twirl and is one of the most exciting names in the current Windy City scene. Her fantastic version of 'Hurry On Up' is harder hitting, with tough drums and a lead arp that lights up the whole track with a late night menace.

    This is classy electro that really makes a mark.


    Muting The Noise (UK & USA Only)

    ARTISTARCYDARO
    TITLEARCYDARO 02
    LABELARCYDARO
    CATALOGUE NO.ARCYDARO02
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Tender Heart
    2. B1. Demons

    ARCYDARO 02 is the producer's step towards a darker and more aggressive sound. Furthermore it's a step into a new decade that will bring forth much more music from this newcomer, whose works have already been picked by the likes of Âme, Dixon, Gerd Janson, Jennifer Cardini and more.


    ARTISTisolée
    TITLEcandy apple red EP
    LABELMaeve
    CATALOGUE NO.MAEVE18
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE14/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. mad marauder
    2. A2. candy apple red
    3. B1. you are
    4. B2. Jordi

    isolée returns to Maeve with his second solo release following the success of 2017's "Mangroove EP". Spanning four tracks, "Candy Apple Red EP", shows different sides to the German artists signature micro sound. The A1, "mad marauder" leans on a big room feel while still possessing all the intricacies of production isolée has become known for over his distinguished career. The title track comes on the A2, "candy apple red", a jovial trot through a languid land of disco-house. The flip side starts with, "you are", a sub terrain deep house number with all the feels of an isolée cut. Rounding things off on the B2 is "Jordi", a darker trip into the dancefloor, perfect for the small hours.


    Represses

    ARTISTCallisto
    TITLEGuidance Is Internal : Part 1
    LABELGuidance
    CATALOGUE NO.GDRLP614PT1
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE29/11/2019
    REPRESS14/02/2020
    REPRESS20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Breezin' - Original Mix
    2. A2 Can't Wait - Original Mix
    3. B1 Bellisimo - Original Mix
    4. B2 The Power - Original Mix
    5. C1 Never Again - Original Mix
    6. C2 Elektribes - Original Mix
    7. D1 Junkle I V3-01
    8. D2 Need Ur Love - Stalagmite Mix

    Boston's Dana Kelley aka Callisto is a man whose music has long been the subject of much deserved adulation. A student of the deep and soulful, an explorer of the melodic and galactic, and an artist who manages to capture imaginations with his supremely crafted sonics. He is a much missed artist, someone who departed the physical too early, but the body of work he left behind has spoken to generations of listeners, DJ's and fans in equal measure.

    This, the first of 3 compilations based around his golden period of productions for the legendary Chicago label Guidance Recordings, sees some of Dana's most highly coveted work featured side by side, all together in one place. A celebration of the man's music, his vision and the forward looking nature of his music that is still intact today. It's hard to think of someone with a more unique style and with a truer idea of their own sound-world. Callisto takes us deep inside, into other worlds with his own individualistic take on house, techno, ambient and even jungle and D&B.

    These compilations celebrate one of the most idiosyncratic artists from the second wave of US house music producers, a truly essential body of work presented here respectfully, sourced from all audio sources courtesy of Above Board Projects, Guidance Recordings and Dana's family. Mastered by Curved, London and with special artwork by Atelier Superplus featuring a never before seen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.


    ARTISTCallisto
    TITLEGuidance Is Internal 2
    LABELGuidance
    CATALOGUE NO.GDRLP614PT2
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/01/2020
    REPRESS14/02/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Ambient
  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. The Groove
    2. A2. Ambent I
    3. B1. Fanta C
    4. B2. Resistance
    5. C1. Str8 Up
    6. D2. Evergreen

    Boston's Dana Kelley aka Callisto is a man whose music has long been the subject of much deserved adulation. A student of the deep and soulful, an explorer of the melodic and galactic, and an artist who manages to capture imaginations with his supremely crafted sonics. He is a much missed artist, someone who departed the physical too early, but the body of work he left behind has spoken to generations of listeners, DJ's and fans in equal measure.

    This, the second instalment of 3 compilations focused on Callisto's golden period of productions for the legendary Chicago label Guidance Recordings, sees even more of Dana's most highly coveted work featured side by side, chock full of rarities and classics. A celebration of the man's music, his vision and the forward looking nature of his music that is still intact today. It's hard to think of someone with a more unique style and with a truer idea of their own sound-world. Callisto takes us deep inside, into other worlds with his own individualistic take on house, techno, ambient and even jungle and D&B.

    These compilations celebrate one of the most idiosyncratic artists from the second wave of US house music producers, a truly essential body of work presented here respectfully, sourced from all audio sources courtesy of Above Board Projects, Guidance Recordings and Dana's family. Mastered by Curved, London and with special artwork by Atelier Superplus featuring a never before seen image of Dana from his family's photo albums.


    ARTISTDanny Krivit
    TITLEEdits by Mr. K
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD584
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE01/11/2019
    REPRESS06/12/2019
    REPRESS14/02/2020
    REPRESS22/05/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. The Vision featuring Andreya Triana - Heaven (Danny Krivit Edit)
    2. B. The Dangerfeel Newbies - What Am I Here For? (Original NDATL Vocal - Danny Krivit Edit)

    Named King of the Edit since the 1980’s, pioneering Manhattan DJ Danny Krivit’s (aka Mr K) latest 12” delivery instils the title bestowed upon him some 30 years ago. An esteemed selector Danny’s prolific remixing and production capabilities have touched hundreds of records – with his signature flare shaping the New York City sound.

    Opening the A-Side of the release, is Danny edit this summer’s seminal track The Vision’s ‘Heaven’, interweaving a gloriously groovy bassline with Andreya Triana’s vocal to produce an extended, DJ friendly mix that he sent crowds wild with at Dekmental Festival.

    On the flip, Mr K delves a little deeper into the Defected catalogue, trying his hand at The DangerFeel Newbies’ ‘What Am I Here For (Original NDATL Vocal)’. Danny’s stripped back version extends the jazzy, percussive original, as velvety smooth vocals and elegant keys bring this expressive and sophisticated release to a close. A true master of the edit, music as good as this deserves to be heard on wax.