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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    House / Tech-House

    Techno

    Jungle

    US Imports

    Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)

    Defected Coloured Vinyl Represses

    Represses


    TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    ARTISTLoleatta Holloway / Rafael Cameron / Ripple / The Salsoul Orchestra
    TITLEDr. Packer Reworks Vol. 2
    LABELSalsoul
    CATALOGUE NO.SALSBMG35LP
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
    REPRESS21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Loleatta Holloway - Runaway (Dr Packer Rework)
    2. A2. Rafael Cameron - Let's Get It Off (Dr Packer Rework)
    3. B1. Ripple - The Beat Goes On & On (Dr Packer Rework)
    4. B2. The Salsoul Orchestra - You're Just The Right Size (Dr Packer Rework)

    UK born, Australia based DJ & producer Dr Packer, who has garnered worldwide praise and acclaim for his soul, funk and disco edits, gives the Rework treatment to no less than four cuts from the legendary Salsoul Records back catalogue. Disco diva Loleatta Holloway and her mega-hit ‘Runaway’ is updated with a 2020 groove that maintains all the character and uplift of the soul drenched original. Rafael Cameron’s ‘Let’s Get It Off’ is a heavy slice of funk, with Cameron’s powerful gruff vocal front and centre over riffs and strings. Next is Ripple’s ‘The Beat Goes On’ – a shimmering, uptempo disco cut where Dr Packer really exhibits the sound and vibe 70’s dancefloors for contemporary ears while in-house collective The Salsoul Orchestra get ‘You’re Just The Right Size’ reworked: the lush percussive beats and elegant orchestral work are brightened up and who can resist that sultry vocal hook? Dr Packer once again reworks his magic to perfection.


    House / Tech-House

    ARTISTFabrikate
    TITLEMade Me Feel
    LABELKookoo Records
    CATALOGUE NO.KOOKLP-1000
    FORMATLP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE04/09/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Intro (Spoken introduction by Carl Cox)
    2. A2. It's Coming Down
    3. A3. Into The Ground
    4. A4. Love Was Real
    5. A5. On And On
    6. A6. Flame
    7. B1. All Up To Love
    8. B2. Interlude
    9. B3. Dutch
    10. B4. NYCM
    11. B5. Feelings
    12. B6. Ready For Me

    On their second album Made Me Feel, Fabrikate take a trip back to the glory days of disco, a time when love was the answer, inclusion was the only message worth spreading and everyone was invited.

    Fabrikate are Francis and Chuck — two guys with similar tastes and interests digging into the past to uncover some long lost musical wisdom. Their devotion to this quest grants them laser focus, working like madmen to create bumping, neon-flecked sonic landscapes for their listeners to wander through.

    Both Francis and Chuck have their own personal tie to the disco era and the forgotten magic it left with. They grew up listening to celestial funk throughout their childhoods in Montreal, an island with deep disco roots of its own. The music they produce as Fabrikate takes the spirit of disco and weave it into a modern sound, with breathtaking results.

    “We both grew up immersed in disco in our own ways. The music and the culture of that era has always been a deep influence. Disco culture was very inclusive and non-judgemental. It was always about the vibes and the experience. With Fabrikate we’re creating our own interpretation of what disco music means for us today.” Fabrikate

    Across 14 unique tracks, Made Me Feel blends both house music and disco influences into a sound that while heavily influenced by the sounds of the past, also manages to remain rooted in modern-day dancefloors, and takes inspiration from the US, Europe and of course their native Canada.

    “Montreal was a major player in the disco scene even back in its early days, had an important effect on a whole generation. We feel that Montreal has incredible artistic diversity, and that has a lot to do with the emergence of disco and how the city played a role in it.” Fabrikate

    From the very start of album opener It’s Coming Down, the tone is set: a triumphant brass refrain that drops into a fast-paced 4/4 beat and glorious vocals. From there the album kicks on in magnificent fashion with the life-affirming filtered loops of Feed The Flame and basement stomp of Into The Ground, one of the album’s most overtly house records.

    Another clear album highlight is lead single Love Was Real, a joyous disco-house hybrid with a triumphant vocal, punchy drums and a brass hook that will bring a smile to even the most hardened of dancefloor veterans.

    Fabrikate have an innate ability to pick out a wonderful sample and transform it into something almost overwhelmingly powerful: the aforementioned Love Was Real and the equally infectious New York City Man being prime examples of this. Years of obsessing over obscure disco records have given both Francis and Chuck a wealth of geeky knowledge on which to draw, and this album is a masterclass in how to do sampling properly.

    A joyous homage to an era of which happiness and hedonism was the main focus of the music, Made Me Feel is a phenomenal accomplishment, and one that will bring joy to disco revivalists and newcomers alike.


    ARTISTPhenomyna / Stasis
    TITLEVinyle Inaugural Vol 1
    LABELFencepiece Records
    CATALOGUE NO.FP002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Phenomyna - Travellor
    2. A2. Phenomyna - From Afar
    3. B. Stasis - Tau

    As one of the original British interpreters of Detroit's machine music Steve Pickton is an undisputed UK techno legend - his unique take on the original Detroit sound and his productions on his own labels as well as B12, Peacefrog and Kirk Degiorgio’s ART and op-Art imprints are acknowledged as sublime examples from this seminal period of UK Electronica. He’s probably best known for his work as Stasis but he's also released records as Phenomyna and Paul W. Teebrooke. His work is characterised by a singular vision that delivers a poignant and emotional blend of soul and synths seasoned with jazz, funk and sci-fi flavours.

    This second release on his co-owned Fencepiece label features three majestic examples of his work and comes as a vinyl only, individually numbered, strictly limited edition. The celestial Tau is released for the first time on vinyl, after its original appearance as a CD only track on the 1995 Stasis album Inspiration. Travellor and From Afar again also appear for the first time on wax - they were previously only available on Phenomyna's 1994 CD Unexplained on ART.


    ARTISTLost Desert
    TITLELost Desert & Friends EP
    LABELAll Day I Dream
    CATALOGUE NO.ADID058
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
    REPRESS21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Lost Desert & Lee Burridge - Welch
    2. A2. Lost Desert & Simon Vuarambon - Earth Before Humans
    3. B1. Lost Desert & Bona Fide - No Strings Attached
    4. B2. Lost Desert & Amand - That Moment And You

    Lost Desert returns and he's been hanging out with a bunch of friends. Instead of coffee or sunbathing he wisely spent time in the studio.

    This EP is the product of collaboration. An openness to sharing time with friends and family he admires musically and who click when they visit his studio. This time around his studio welcomed Simon Vuarambon, Bona Fide, Amand, DSF and, regular contributor, Lee Burridge. The styles may vary across this five track EP but the essence of Lost Desert is clearly present in each and every track. 


    ARTISTAlinka
    TITLEControl Transmission
    LABELCrosstown Rebels
    CATALOGUE NO.CRM238
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Control Transmission
    2. B. Day Zero

    Alinka makes an eagerly anticipated return to Crosstown Rebels with the outstanding Control Transmission, her last appearance on the label featuring in 2016 collaborating with Shaun J. Wright. This solo release demonstrates her versatile sound that is inspired by her experience in scenes across the world.

    Control Transmission begins with robust 909 drums as the claps resound with force. The bass, a razor-sharp, distorted and filtered charge is introduced commanding attention, further electro inspired samples and effects are layered in this powerful track. Day Zero captures the spirit of the Mayan jungles, with synth that propels with energy, ebbing and flowing with mystical chords that give a nod to the famous festival spearheaded by Damian Lazarus.

    Born in Kiev, Alinka has a unique power on the decks and in the studio, influenced by the city of Chicago, with toes tipped in Detroit techno and Europe’s key cities. Immigrating to Chicago with her family as a child she immersed herself in the scene, digging for records and becoming resident for Justin Long’s Dotbleep party at Smartbar. In 2012 an impromptu meeting with former Hercules and Love Affair vocalist Shaun J. Wright changed her life. The pair launched their Twirl parties and label whilst continuing to evolve their collaboration.

    The result has been an impressive catalogue of material from, with music featured on Jackathon Jams, Crosstown Rebels, Leftroom, The Classic Music Company and of course Twirl. Now living in Berlin, Alinka has used this base to play at parties across Europe including the likes Panorama Bar and Circo Loco, whilst regularly returning to the US to play for promoters such as Ladyfag. 2020 will she Alinka’s evolution continue, with a packed schedule of releases and her newly launched label Fantasy Life.


    ARTISTMatador
    TITLEWildside
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC155
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Wildside
    2. B. Sweet Release

    Revolutionary DJ and producer Matador presents his exciting debut release for Hot Creations Wildside this July. It features two contrasting tracks that stay true to the ethos of the label synonymous with White Isle hedonism.

    Wildside opens with spirited percussion of shakers and snare rolls, reverberating into a fuzzy and infectious bassline groove. The playful sample is looped over crazy effects and bright keys, before dropping into a final crescendo that will have feet stomping in unison. Sweet Release retains a classic deep house sound with dreamy chords and lush synth. The track develops with warm sub-bass, piano, arpeggiation and soulful vocals, resulting in a summertime anthem.

    Matador has made his mark on the electronic music world since the very beginning, producing a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, becoming a brand ambassador for MODEL 1 and featuring in Resident Advisor’s ‘Top 20 Live Acts’ for three years in the early part of his career. In 2016 he launched his label RUKUS, releasing music from emerging and established artists alike. Spanning genres and formats he has made music for Sky TV and British Airways, his vinyl-only series Cyclone is firmly rooted in techno, whilst the stream only album Tuesday presents an exquisite take on ambient. His collaboration with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra again highlighted his dexterity as a truly authentic musician. 2020 sees the launch of Matador’s podcast series focusing on studio gear and featuring interviews with touring artists. His new live performance ‘Live 2.0’ is also forthcoming and will feature hotly anticipated new music.


    ARTISTJohn Summit
    TITLEDeep End
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.JSDE001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE24/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Deep End

    Emerging from a city steeped in dance music culture, Chicago’s John Summit is fast becoming one of the city’s brightest rising stars. With standout releases on impressive imprints such as Repopulate Mars, Dirtybird and Farris Wheel Recordings, his steadfast approach to producing innovative and dancefloor-ready cuts continues to turn heads on the international scene. Now unveiling his latest offering ‘Deep End’, this captivating house cut, with an addictive bassline, hypnotic vocal and agile percussion, is set to enchant its listeners and secure Summit on the radar of in-the-know selectors.


    ARTISTChris Stussy & Toman
    TITLETimewriter EP
    LABELLOCUS
    CATALOGUE NO.LCS002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
    REPRESS21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Timewriter
    2. A2. Serendipity
    3. B1. Zerlon
    4. B2. Boiling Point

    Rising Dutch talents Chris Stussy & Toman reveal their collaborative ‘Timewriter’ EP on new FUSE imprint LOCUS this July.

    A leading collective at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene for over a decade, FUSE and label founder Enzo Siragusa continue to set the standard when it comes to releasing consistent and quality underground electronic music alongside hosting stand-out global events which encapsulate the brand’s principles – and 2020 has been no different, revealing a complete refresh to the core label whilst introducing a new project into their family tree. Launched by Siragusa and team to kickstart summer, new label LOCUS’ ethos will welcome material from across the house sphere, uncovering new music from rising talents and showcasing material from leading names alike. Having welcomed emerging Italian talent and Infuse artist KOKO to launch the imprint, the label now welcomes two of Amsterdam’s hottest property as PIV co-owner Chris Stussy and ever impressing No Art regular Toman combine to offer up their collaborative four-track ‘Timewriter’ EP to open July.

    Title cut ‘Timewriter’ opens proceedings in classy fashion as hazy chords and bumping low-ends meet sweeping synths and infectious, filtered vocal hooks, whilst ‘Serendipity’ combines chunky bass licks alongside further delicate vocals and track accents throughout. On the flip, the lively ‘Zerlon’ ups the energy levels and journeys into a hypnotic trip through evolving lead lines and warped electronics, before closing with the wonky, off-kilter programming of ‘Boiling Point’ – a twisting production guided by organic percussion licks atop of cavernous bass hits to offer up an entrancing cut perfect for the after-hours.


    ARTISTOhnesty
    TITLEMovin On’ EP (Inc. Happa Remix)
    LABELHighball
    CATALOGUE NO.HB002
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE18/09/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Leftfield
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Movin On’
    2. A2.  K&T
    3. B1. Need You
    4. B2. Need You (Happa Remix)

    Having earned BBC Radio 6 play from Gilles Peterson for last year’s track ‘Vortex’ , Japanese duo
    Ohnesty today announce their next release, ‘Movin’ On’ EP, out on 22nd May on Highball. The
    project unites two influential talents from Fukuoka’s burgeoning underground scene: BRISA, the
    adventurous and eclectic producer/DJ who spans everything from nu-jazz to acid house, and shigge,
    founder of the Yesterday Once More label.
     
    The EP makes an immediate statement of intent with the title track. Underpinned by a lurching,
    mechanised groove, it swings unexpectedly into a stuttering, pitch-shifted vocal cut alongside insistent
    hi-hats and the kind of soulful female vocal sample that’s a hallmark of deep house. The track demonstrates Ohnesty’s unique style. On one hand, they’re constantly pushing an audacious sense
    of creativity into a progressive-focused track. Yet at the same time, they never lose sight of the
    importance of making it sound both engrossing and energising.
     
    Its second track ‘K&T’ focuses those traits in a completely different direction, blending elements acid
    jazz, late ‘70s disco and French Touch into their own vision. And finally ‘Need You’ echoes yacht rock
    and ‘80s movie scores with sweet synths and the booming gated reverb drum sounds.
     
    The ‘Movin’ On’ EP is completed by a remix of ‘Need You’ by British producer Happa . One of the
    youngest artists to have ever DJed at Berghain, Happa’s production talents have also been called on
    by the likes of David Byrne, FKA Twigs and Trim.
     
    Ohnesty released their debut EP ‘Time To Be Honest’ last September on Yesterday Once More. It
    was followed by an accompanying remix package , which included intreprations from the likes of
    Metome and Daijo Kaisei.
     
    The ‘Movin’ On’ EP is the second release from the new London-based Highball Records. Aiming to
    highlight essential, forward-thinking new music from Japan, the label debuted in March with
    Foodman’s ‘Dokutsu’ EP.


    ARTISTDJ Rou feat. D'Arabia, Jimbo & Sci-Low
    TITLECatch Me In The Blue
    LABELAxe On Wax
    CATALOGUE NO.AOW011
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Jazz
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Lindrobreak
    2. A2. Catch Me In The Night
    3. A3. Enemies
    4. B1. My Daddy's Rule
    5. B2. Mrs Robinson

    Healing from some late-night studio jams in Northern Italy, this new EP out on Axe on Wax showcases outstanding 'from house to disco' free music approach. 'Catch me in the blue' features a fully original and charismatic sound-work direction from DJ Rou, flowing with D'Arabia live finger drumming, Jimbo's lyrics and Sci-Low jazzy-blues guitar picks.
    Let yourself inspire by this authentic dancing vortex!


    ARTISTThompson & Lenoir
    TITLECan't Stop The House (White Vinyl Repress)
    LABELHouse Jam
    CATALOGUE NO.HJA2016001WHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Chicago
  • Deep House
  • Reissue
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Can't Stop the House (Vocal Mix)
    2. A2 Can't Stop the House (Basement Mix)
    3. B1 Can't Stop the House (Steve's House of Trix Mix)
    4. B2 Can't Stop the House (Radio Edit)

    In terms of "legendary" House records, it doesn't get any better than LNR's "Can't stop the house".
    Originally released in the golden year of 1987 the Chicago duo of Larry Thompson and Rick Lenoir (with a helpful production assist from the mighty Adonis and a dope remix from Steve "Silk" Hurley) crafted this anthemic slab of chunky, funked out jacking House. "Can't stop the house" is a straightforward, stripped back club track, no special FX - just straight up party music for sweaty dancefloors. This official 2016 reissue contains 4 mixes of this stone cold classic - The vocal mix, basement mix, house of trix mix and the rapid edit, all culled from the numerous pressings that came out in 1987 - 1989. In a sense, this is "the complete" collection of this cornerstone of Chicago House. The full set. All audio has been lifted from Rick Lenoir's private collection of reel to reel tapes from his basement and remastered accordingly. This reissue has been realised with the full involvement of Thompson & Lenoir and is 100% legit! Don't snooze, this one deserves a spot in any self respecting House heads record bag or DJ set, classic material made available again for 2016 - You can't stop it!


    ARTISTLNR
    TITLEWork It To The Bone (White Vinyl Repress)
    LABELHouse Jam
    CATALOGUE NO.HJA2016002WHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Chicago
  • Deep House
  • Reissue
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Work it to the Bone - Vocal
    2. A2 Work it to the Bone - Instrumental
    3. B1 Work It To The Bone - LNR's Clubhouse Remix
    4. B2 Work it to the Bone - LNR's Underground Remix

    What can be said about LNR's "Work it to the bone"? Another slamming piece of Chicago House history brought to us by the dynamic duo of Larry Thompson and Rick Lenoir (LNR - Larry N' Rick) of the cult House Jam label. This is some straight 1987 HEAT, real House music for the heads, from the very beginning! "Work it to the bone" does exactly that, works every single part of your body into a frenzy, a cacophony of jacking sparse drum programming with that infamous descending bassline and that dude chanting, asking us to join him "C'mon let's work!" This record is a total classic. Period. Featured on this official 2016 reissue we have 4 mixes of this monolithic slab of machine funk that originally came out on various pressing between 1987 - 1989: The vocal mix, the instrumental, LNR clubhouse remix and the LNR underground mix. n a sense, this is "the complete" collection of this cornerstone of Chicago House. The full set. All audio has been lifted from Rick Lenoir's private collection of reel to reel tapes from his basement and remastered accordingly. This reissue has been realised with the full involvement of Thompson & Lenoir and is 100% legit! Don't snooze, this one deserves a spot in any self respecting House heads record bag or DJ set, classic material made available again for 2016 - House is going on!


    ARTISTElements of Life
    TITLEElements of Life
    LABELVega Records
    CATALOGUE NO.VR192
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Elements Of Life Featuring Blaze
    2. A2. Mon Amour Featuring Anané
    3. B1. Cerca De Mi (Nico Mix) Featuring Raul Midon
    4. B2. A Better Day Featuring Raul Midon
    5. C1. Love Will Know (Original Demo Version) Featuring Lisa Fischer
    6. C2. Jouney's Prelude / Jungle Fever Featuring Ursula Rucker & Anané
    7. D1. Africa / Brasil
    8. D2. Ma Mi Mama Featuring Anané

    What happens when a house-music icon takes a talented group of musicians and mixes it with a savory blend of jazz, funk, dance, and soul music? You get a hearty serving of Elements Of Life. Elements Of Life Aka E.O.L., led by musical director and conductor Louie Vega, is a live-band project, which over its tenure has released three albums, won a Grammy award in 2006 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly Louie Vega EOL Mix”), composed & performed the song “One Dream” for a globally-televised audience of 145 million viewers during the 2007 Superbowl pre-game show.

    "I formed the band Elements Of Life to bring together a special group of musicians to create musical journeys in the studio and perform them live. The music inspired by groups and artists like War, Cymande, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Hammond, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, but with the Vega Family E.O.L. twist and unique style. I want to take this band and perform in festivals and venues worldwide and bring you future grooves on recorded albums with a tinge of the musical landscape from our rich past, and yes there will be experimentation—get ready for it. You never know just who will show up to play in the finale!”

    Elements Of Life by Elements Of Life Album was the first ever released full length back in 2003 and is now re-released in addition to several new and unreleased versions. Two double packs in two parts with 15 tracks will be at a store near you, enjoy the sounds of Elements Of Life.

    Elements Of Life Live Band
    Conductor / Musical Director: Louie Vega
    Lead Vocal/Wurlitzer : Josh Milan
    Lead Vocal & Backgrounds: Anané Vega
    Keyboards : Axel Tosca
    Electric Bass: Gene Perez
    Drums / Timbales: Luisito Quintero
    Congas / Percussion: Roberto Quintero
    Supporting & Background Singers: Dawn Tallman, Ramona Dunlap


    Techno

    ARTISTRadio Slave
    TITLEStay Out All Night
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS159
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Stay Out All Night
    2. B. Wait A Minute

    Radio Slave returns to his Rekids imprint with the explosive ‘Stay Out All Night’.

    As the artist behind ‘Grindhouse’, ‘Don’t Stop No Sleep’, ‘Another Club’, and many other timeless cuts, Radio Slave’s knack for crafting Herculean club tracks is unlike any other. ‘Stay Out All Night’ could be one of his biggest yet. With its cleverly arranged breakdowns, it's a high-octane track built on syncopated drums, lively breaks and chopped-up vocals. An absolute bomb. On the flip, ‘Wait A Minute’ thuds onwards with deafening kicks, rattling percussion, and an infectious stuttering vocal exclaiming the track’s title.

    Proving to be one of the Berlin-based Brit’s most fertile years, the renowned producer continues to drop a broad range of releases and remixes on Rekids and beyond, including his three-part ‘Radio Silence’ album.


    ARTISTBLANCAh
    TITLEArias Of Sky
    LABELRenaissance
    CATALOGUE NO.RENA001V
    FORMAT3 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Afago
    2. A2. Flying River
    3. B1. Cumulonimbus
    4. B2. Ocaso
    5. C1. Vast Blue Sky
    6. C2. Sombra Das Pequenas Coisas
    7. D1. Alvorada
    8. D2. When You Fall From Sky (Bring Back My Star)
    9. E1. Walk in Clouds
    10. E2. After Rain
    11. F1. Sensações Minimas
    12. F2. Face Of Your Love

    There are few, if any, artists currently working in electronic music to match BLANCAh’s talent and versatility. Whether it’s DJing, singing live (often during her own sets) or producing, her creative cup constantly overflows, which is why she has become one of South America’s breakout stars with a CV that includes some of the world’s most renowned platforms. From releases on Steyoyoke, Movement, and Lost On You; touring the globe or holding residencies at two of the world’s most famous clubs (Brazil’s Warung and D-Edge), BLANCAh is proof-positive cream always rises. Now, following two acclaimed releases with Renaissance, ‘Cold Lights’ and ‘Walk In Clouds’, BLANCAh presents her second studio album ‘Arias Of Sky’.

    Dance isn’t a genre that’s embraced the album format as a rule, but with ‘Arias Of Sky’ BLANCAh has undoubtedly delivered a body of music that doesn’t so much challenge the status quo as rip-up the rule book. It’s a showcase that deftly balances melodic electronica with her club roots as she explains, “Arias is a true labour of love that took months to produce. I consciously shifted my sound to create an emotive soundscape that people will hopefully listen and dance to in equal measure.”

    Opening with her spoken word on ‘Afago’, the album progresses from downbeat beauty to haunting club anthems, taking in a myriad of influences along the way; if Kate Bush’s ‘A Sky Of Honey’ went to a Brazilian nightclub this would arguably be the resulting love child.

    Finally, it’s only fitting such a creative album offer DJs and listeners creative options as to how they want to listen to it, something BLANCAh was keen to provide. “Although I completed the album the job was far from done”, she explains, “I decided to offer it in 3 different formats, the original versions, extended mixes and a continuous mix as if it were a DJ set in its own right. With the latter I even created three exclusive ‘INTERLUDES’ to help with the transitions and flow. It’s a very personal journey that represents my strange and wonderful take on the world. I hope people enjoy it.”


    ARTISTStacEmp
    TITLESteel City Dance Discs Volume 16
    LABELSteel City Dance Discs
    CATALOGUE NO.SCDD016
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. On Da Block
    2. A2. That's Right
    3. B1. Stacey's Sex Tape
    4. B2. Dis Iz Why I'm Hot

    Your system is under attack! Joining the Steel City Dance battalion for their debut disc, StacEmp plugs in from Brisbane, Australia and takes aim at the rest of us with an apocalyptic 4-track blast of off-world Robo-Tech.

    Equipped with an arsenal of sabre-rattling synth programming, piercing breaks and artificial vox intelligence, StacEmp summons an advanced club-ready hybrid of Techno, Electro and at times ethereal IDM. This mutant romp serves as a strong warning of what we’re about to witness from this new force.


    Jungle

    ARTISTSpecial Request
    TITLESpectral Frequency EP
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS2004
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Bass
  • Breakbeat
  • Jungle
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Spectral Frequency
    2. A2. Inverse Frequency
    3. B1. Family Doggo
    4. B2. No Other Way To See It

    This release on R&S marks the debut appearance of one of the most active and vital voices in dance music culture, combined with a one-off bold & idiosyncratic sleeve re-design from another omnipresent, globally influential practitioner.

    The music is by Special Request.

    The artwork is by Virgil Abloh™️ c/o Alaska-Alaska.

    Spectral Frequency first appeared on the final day of 2019 — it was included on the 4th SR album released in that year alone and caused so much havoc in clubs, warehouses, basements, bedrooms, dive bars, sweatlodges and ear buds that we simply KNEW we needed to give it a full release.

    After discussing it with Paul Woolford, he told us he viewed a possible EP as an equal split of “Face-Melters and Heart Breakers” and this is exactly what he has delivered across both sides of this EP.

    Virgil Abloh is a man that by now needs no introduction. He has contributed both a psychedelic and incredibly apt one-off sleeve redesign to mark this occasion.

    Pick your side and let the world melt away.


    US Imports

    ARTISTPeter Croce
    TITLERevival
    LABELRocksteady Disco
    CATALOGUE NO.RSD005
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Revival
    2. B1. Revival (Beats)
    3. B2. Revival (A Capella)

    Four years after original release and after many calls for a repress, Peter Croce’s REVIVAL is now available. Peter Croce’s original 12” debut, REVIVAL is a peak hour house burner with a message as relevant as ever. This EP hinges around a speech by Reverend William Barber II, who runs the Poor People’s Campaign in the U.S.

    Musically, Peter’s Detroit upbringing shines through on Revival. Tight too-techno-for-house and too-house-for-techno multi-layered drum programming is coupled with driving and minimal M1 organ programming, completed by his own electric bass performance. Peter makes a musical statement drawn America’s greatest electronic music hubs in this peak hour cut. B/w a dubbed out Beats version and A Capella.


    ARTISTAndrés
    TITLEAllegria de Vino Vol. 1
    LABELMotorCity Wine Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.MCWR006
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Allegria de Vino
    2. A2. Bordeaux Pt. 1
    3. B. Gamay All Day

    Andrés (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andrés flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit’s east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7” jacket.


    ARTISTAndrés
    TITLEAllegria de Vino Vol. 2
    LABELMotorCity Wine Recordings
    CATALOGUE NO.MCWR007
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/08/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Hip Hop
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Sangiovese Sonata
    2. A2. Night Harvest
    3. B. Rock Juice

    Andrés (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andrés flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit’s east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7” jacket.


    Muting The Noise (UK & USA only)

    ARTISTStephan Jolk
    TITLEAnalogy
    LABELAfterlife
    CATALOGUE NO.AL039
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Analogy
    2. A2. Cylon
    3. A3. Esplora
    4. B1. Kalea
    5. B2. Inhibition
    6. B3. Enlighted

    Stephan Jolk distils his musical universe into the transcendent sounds of ‘Analogy’.

    The title track is another long-awaited gem which has shone in the sets of Tale Of Us. It begins the ascent through a musical journey where distinct elements collide and emotive reactions fill the spaces behind. Each chapter shows Stephan to be a master of melody and cinematic sound design, whether in peak time mode (‘Esplora’) or with more subdued atmospheres (‘Enlighted’). The EP stands out as a bold statement of Stephan Jolk’s vision and what is to come.


    ARTISTDitian
    TITLESolid Snake EP
    LABELTAU
    CATALOGUE NO.TAU017
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYUK & USA only
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Etnika
    2. A2. Solid Snake
    3. B1. Enigma (Snake Dub)
    4. B2. Oktubre

    The Berlin-based producer blends melodic influences with the more mystical side of electronica to create a sound that is nourishing for the soul.


    Defected Coloured Vinyl Represses

    ARTISTDavid Penn, Roland Clark, Supernova, Dennis Cruz, OFFAIAH
    TITLEEP8 (Green Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD599GREEN
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. David Penn vs Roland Clark - The Power (Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Supernova featuring Marley Munroe - Can’t Stand It (Extended Mix)
    3. B1. Dennis Cruz featuring Leo Wood - To Burn (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. OFFAIAH - Private Show (Club Re-Edit)

    Coming as the eighth edition of the series, ‘EP8’ stays true to committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering an upfront package of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. ‘EP8’ features four of Defected’s first releases of the decade, with David Penn’s collaboration with renowned house vocalist Roland Clark ‘The Power’ kicking off the A-Side, as Roland Clark’s mighty spoken word narrative paired with David’s rolling bassline and percussive breaks combine for a sincere and uplifting track. Up next, Italian duo Supernova deliver their dancefloor cut ‘Can’t Stand It’, featuring Los Angeles vocalist Marley Monroe, who delivers her heavenly top-line, a track infused with Chicago house influences, Supernova’s cut is a start-to-finish groover. On the flip, ‘To Burn’ by Dennis Cruz opens, featuring Leo Wood’s compelling vocals, as a wandering bassline and vocal stabs throughout take it to the club. To round off the release, Defected regular OFFAIAH delivers his track ‘Private Show’ (Club Re-Edit), ready to ignite dancefloors with seductive vocals and tension-building drops.


    ARTISTVarious Artists
    TITLEEP7 (Sky Blue Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD591BLUE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Give It Up (Extended Mix)
    2. A2 Soldier (Club Mix)
    3. B1 Pump It Up (Extended Mix)
    4. B2 Hide U (Chicola Extended Remix)

    The seventh edition of Defected’s vinyl series continues to commit the labels’ biggest digital releases to wax, delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Italian duo Havoc & Lawn open up the A-Side with their Defected debut ‘Give It Up’, partnering with London vocalist Jinadu on this soulful and atmospheric club cut. Up next rising star of Defected and house music maestro OFFAIAH delivers his signature bass-driven style on ‘Soldier’. On the flip, Endor’s Defected debut and incredible smash hit ‘Pump It Up’ sets the B-Side off to an electrifying start, before the otherworldly Chicola remix of Sandy Rivera & Rae’s ‘Hide U’ rounds off this essential release from the Defected camp.


    ARTISTVarious Artists
    TITLEEP6 (Purple Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD580PURPLE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ferreck Dawn - You Are The One
    2. A2. Qubiko - U R
    3. B1. Todd Edwards & Sinden - Deeper
    4. B2. Alaia & Gallo featuring Dames Brown - Trippin

    The sixth edition of Defected’s vinyl series continues to commit the labels’ biggest digital releases to wax, delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking off the A-Side is Ferreck Dawn’s solo Defected debut ‘You Are The One’, a self-assured club track featuring a cut-up sample from Jocelyn Brown’s timeless classic ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’. Up next is Qubiko’s ‘U R’, a bumping, grooving dancefloor cut from the Italian DJ. On the B-Side Todd Edwards & Sinden storm in with their UKG influenced ‘Deeper’, featuring chopped-up vocal sampling, time shifts and kick drums. The release is rounded off with Alaia & Gallo’s ‘Trippin’’, with an irresistible deep and driving bassline, the gospel vocal trio Dames Brown lend their soulful tones to cover the Y2K classic ‘It’s Love’ by Jill Scott.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (Ferreck Dawn / Robosonic & more)
    TITLEEP5
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD573YELLOW
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers ‘In My Arms’ (Extended Vocal Mix)
    2. A2. Mat.Joe & Kid Enigma ‘Get Loose’ (Extended Mix)
    3. B1. OFFAIAH featuring Cat Connors ‘Somewhere Special’ (Club Mix)
    4. B2. OFFAIAH ‘Push Pull’ (Club Mix)

    The fifth edition of Defected’s vinyl series commits the labels biggest digital releases to wax, delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. This springtime release delivers all the summer stompers you need on your sound system, with the A-Side featuring Ferreck Dawn, Robosonic & Nikki Ambers’ ‘In My Arms’ and Mat.Joe & Kid Enigma’s ‘Get Loose’; two sure-fire party starters. On the flip are two tracks from man of the moment OFFAIAH. First up is his collaboration with vocalist Cat Connors ‘Somewhere Special’, where the Las Vegas based artist delivers a deep, rolling bassline and tension-building drops. Up next is his 2018 smash ‘Push Pull’, another record ready to set the club alight this summer and beyond.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (Todd Edwards / Dario D’Attis & more)
    TITLEEP4
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD570RED
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS17/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Todd Edwards - You're Sorry (Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Dario D’Attis featuring Jinadu - Space & Time (Extended Vocal Mix)
    3. B1. Low Steppa - You're My Life (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. Austin Millz - Broke Boy (Extended Mix)

    Coming as the fourth edition, ‘EP4’ stays true to the series, committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, and delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Opening up the A-side is garage legend and Grammy Award winner Todd Edwards with ‘You’re Sorry’, where his chopped-up vocal sampling, pitch shifts, and kick drums combine to create a track with true groove. Up next is underground gem ‘Space & Time’ (Extended Vocal Mix) from Dario D’Attis featuring Jinadu, a record that presents grooving house excellence. The B-side continues to deliver the goods, opening with Low Steppa’s Defected debut, ‘You’re My Life’, a guaranteed summer weapon for 2019. Rounding off the vinyl release is Austin Millz ‘Broke Boy’, where the Harlem born artist showcases his genre defying style, with vocals provided by Claire Ridgley, making a reflective and serene closure to this release.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (Dennis Ferrer / Kings of Tomorrow / Fatboy Slim)
    TITLEEP3 (Blue Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD567BLUE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
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    Genres

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

    1. A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Mousse T's House Masters Re-Rub)
    2. A2. Kings of Tomorrow - Finally (Dario D'Attis Remix)
    3. B1. Fatboy Slim - Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
    4. B2. Mattei & Omich feat. Keyo - I'll House U (Extended Mix)

    Coming as the third edition, ‘EP3’ stays true to the series, committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, and delivering upfront packages of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. The A-Side is comprised of classic tracks that have been given fresh life for with new remixes, kicking off with Mousse T.’s re-work of Dennis Ferrer’s ‘Hey Hey’, followed by Dario D’Attis’ remix of Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally’. The B-Side opens with one of the label’s current biggest releases, Purple Disco Machine’s remix of the unmistakable ‘Praise You’ by Fatboy Slim, an effortlessly sophisticated re-work and guaranteed dancefloor knockout. Closing the release is Mattei & Omich’s ‘I’ll House U’, maintaining the theme this series has established, celebrating Defected’s classic house roots in time for label’s 20th anniversary year.


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS
    TITLEEP2 (Green Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD560GREEN
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Jack Back - (It Happens) Sometimes (Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Sonny Fodera featuring Shannon Saunders - To Love (Qubiko Extended Remix)
    3. B1. Ferreck Dawn & Robosonic - In Arms (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. Chez Moon - Midnight Love (Rocco Rodamaal Extended Remix)

    Following up ‘EP1’, committing the label’s best recent digital hits to wax, Defected Records deliver an EP of fresh house heat, previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking off the A-Side Jack Back delivers a thunderous and self-assured house record with a powerful 4/4 groove and intoxicating vocal. Next up is Qubiko’s remix of Sonny Fodera’s ‘To Love’, which features a stunning vocal from Shannon Saunders and a bouncing bassline destined for the dancefloor.

    Side B opens with a thumping beat and tightly-harmonised vocal delivered by the powerhouse partnership that is Ferreck Dawn and Robosonic, with their track ‘In Arms’. Rounding of the release is Chez Moon’s ‘Midnight Love’, with Rocco Rodamaal on remixing duties, making for an atmospheric and cosmic track. The spirit of Defected is captured on this release, with house music so good it just has to be heard on wax.


    ARTISTVARIOUS ARTISTS (CAMELPHAT & ALI LOVE, OFFAIAH, JOSH BUTLER FEAT. HANLEI, DAVID PENN)
    TITLEEP1
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD556ORANGE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE05/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. CamelPhat & Ali Love - Dopamine Machine (Club Mix)
    2. A2. OFFAIAH - Work It Out (Club Mix)
    3. B1. Josh Butler featuring HanLei - Feels Good (Extended Mix)
    4. B2. David Penn - Nobody (Club Mix)

    Defected Records serve up heavy-hitters CamelPhat, OFFAIAH, Josh Butler and David Penn on this covetable 12” vinyl release showcasing some of their current hottest productions. CamelPhat & Ali Love kick-start side A with their killer ‘Dopamine Machine’, the follow up to the chart-smashing hit ‘Cola’. Injected with an intoxicating vocal hook and a body-jerking beat, this record has been on heavy rotation in clubs and festivals all summer. Next up, OFFAIAH delivers his adrenaline-pumping ‘Work It Out’, a firm favourite amongst the BBC Radio 1 Dance crew and certified to set the roof on fire.

    Side B sees DJ Mag and Beatport award-winning producer Josh Butler blend uplifting synths and rave stabs with powerhouse vocals by soul duo HanLei on ‘Feels Good’. Ending this dynamite release, David Penn returns to Defected after eight years with his classic house party-starter ‘Nobody’, laying down a hell of a lot of soul on a thundering bassline and piano riffs. This is a rare opportunity to cop these massive artists under on one exceptional vinyl release.


    Represses

    ARTISTMaceo Plex
    TITLEMutant Tour (2X12")
    LABELEllum Audio
    CATALOGUE NO.ELL050
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS31/05/2019
    REPRESS10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mutant Disco
    2. A2. Mutant DX
    3. B1. Mutant Romance
    4. B2. Mutant Triumph
    5. C1. Mutant Pulse
    6. C2. Mutant Tones
    7. D1. Mutant Robotics
    8. D2. Mutant Quazars

    Special Edition limited 100 copies white label in Support of Maceo Plex’s Mutant tour. This LP holds 8 tracks of released and unreleased Music from Maceo Plex’s Mutant series.


    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
    ASSETSDownload

    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!!


    ARTISTCARL DAVIS & THE CHI-SOUND ORCHESTRA
    TITLEWINDY CITY THEME / SHOW ME THE WAY TO LOVE
    LABELChi Sound Records
    CATALOGUE NO.CH-XW904-Y
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEWarehouse find07/02/2020
    Last copies20/03/2020
    REPRESS10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Chicago
  • Funk
  • Reissue
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A Windy City Theme
    2. B Show Me The Way To Love

    The true definition of a "rare-groove", "Windy City Theme" is a triumphant, funky paean to the spiritual home of the Blues, Jazz and House music. Often closely guarded by the rare record cognoscenti this scarce 45 on the Chi Sounds label was originally released in 1976 and became a solid staple of London's underground rare-groove scene, finding favour with DJ's like Norman Jay and Giles Peterson with the track even appearing on their groundbreaking "Journeys By DJ" mix. B-side cut "Show Me The Way" is not to be overlooked either, a smooth, stepping soul number with lush orchestration and yearning vocals featuring the amazing arrangements of The Chi-Sound Orchestra, sounding like a beautiful cross between MFSB and Marvin Gaye. An utterly essential 45 for any serious Soul or Funk fan, legitimately repressed and remastered with love on dinked 45 for 2016.


    ARTISTJamie Jones & The Martinez Brothers
    TITLEBappi
    LABELHot Creations
    CATALOGUE NO.HOTC140
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE11/10/2019
    REPRESS10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Bappi
    2. B. Bappi (Warehouse Mix)

    Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones joins forces with Cuttin’ Headz curators The Martinez Brothers for the first time to present the anthemic Bappi, an unmistakable powerhouse of a track that has been setting dancefloors alight all summer at their respective DC10 Ibiza residencies.

    The A side features title track Bappi, a trademark bassline opens the record, developing with playful strings and sirens before distinctive Indian vocals are teased in, shifting the energy as it unfurls into a big-room Hot Creations hit. On the B side, Bappi (Warehouse Mix) magnifies the groove, as head nodding kicks combine with darker synths, creating an acid-tinged, smoky rework of the original.

    Spanning the last decade, world renowned DJ and producer Jamie Jones has pioneered his own definitive sound. His global event series Paradise is now in its eight season at the magical Ibiza home of DC10, whilst also landing in cities like Miami, New York, LA, Moscow and Toronto. As it nears 150 releases, helping to shape the careers of Patrick Topping, Detlef and Richy Ahmed in the process, Jones and his label continue to cement a place in dance music history. House favourites The Martinez Brothers are near completion of another stacked summer schedule that has seen them throw their Cuttin’ Headz parties on the White Isle for the first time, as well as playing at Circoloco, Paradise and Music On. Firmly established as one of the biggest names in the industry, releasing their own productions and that of other big hitters like DJ Sneak, Loco Dice and Guti on their Cuttin’ Headz label, they have also recently mixed the latest edition of the Fabric presents series.


    ARTISTCandido
    TITLEJingo / Thousand Finger Man (Transparent Vinyl Repress)
    LABELSalsoul
    CATALOGUE NO.SG219CLEAR
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE15/05/2020
    REPRESS10/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Jingo
    2. B. Thousand Finger Man

    Candido Cameron was a Cuban percussion maestro who had played with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Count Basie throughout his illustrious musical career which started in 1952. Fast forward to 1979 and Candido finds himself caught up in the Disco boom that had engulfed his adopted New York City. Feeling he could add his trademark quick-fire Conga and Bongo playing to Disco's straight 4 x 4 syncopated rhythm he cut some records with legendary NYC label Salsoul. The fruits of this partnership were 2 full length LP's and a handful of 12" singles that changed the face of underground Disco."Jingo" is an all-time classic dance record, sampled, edited, re-configured and coveted by too many names to mention! It's a killer funky Disco version of master Nigerian drummer Olatunji's 1969 percussion suite of the same name, Salsoul style, while over on the flip we have one of the deepest Disco records of all time; "Thousand Finger Man" a testament to Candido's percussion prowess and a spacey, beautiful voyage that has left more than an indelible mark on modern House music, often being cited as a huge influence by artists such as Masters At Work and more. Essential stuff basically, every collection should have a copy!

    This 12" has got to be one of the toughest Salsoul records to find. Changing hands for up to £300 a time for a used copy. Now it has been re-mastered, re-pressed and made available again with all original label artwork intact with the permission of Salsoul Records, New York City.


    ARTISTPeggy Gou
    TITLEMoment EP
    LABELGudu Records
    CATALOGUE NO.GUDU001
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE26/04/2019
    REPRESS10/05/2019
    REPRESS24/05/2019
    REPRESS14/06/2019
    REPRESS19/07/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A Starry Night
    2. B Han Pan

    Peggy Gou is proud to announce the launch of her own independent record label, Gudu Records. The label’s first release will be the Moment EP - a two-track 12” featuring the tracks ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Han Pan’.

    'Moment’ sees Gou continue to explore the charismatic facets of her musical and personal identity, drawing on her Korean heritage and language and her love for house & disco’s Eighties heritage, with particular nods to the output of labels such as Prelude and West End Records in the decade’s nascent years.

    Gou’s own singing voice, known to so many from last year’s ‘Once’ EP, returns here to confidently guide the rhythm on ‘Starry Night’. Mixing both Korean and English vocals over a tumbling cascade of percussion and piano house keys, the track builds to incorporate layers of instrumental samples and subtle acid lines. Romantic, anthemic and timeless in its feel, it reaffirms Gou’s skill as a songwriter with appeal that resonates beyond crowded dancefloors, not to mention language barriers.

    'Han Pan' follows as an instantly rhythmic affair that draws energy from a memorable and delicately tuned pan-drum. Alongside some expert and understated arrangement, as well as another, contrasting vocal performance, ‘Han Pan’ transmits a different but equally powerful energy.