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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

    Disco / Nu-Disco

    House / Tech-House

    Techno

    US Imports

    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.


    ARTISTBetty Wright
    TITLETonight Is The Night (Live) / Where Is The Love
    LABELHigh Fashion Music
    CATALOGUE NO.MS495
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE31/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Tonight Is The Night (Live)
    2. AA. Where Is The Love (DJ's Delight)

    Sadly, soul diva Betty Wright left us recently, on May 10th of this year, only 66 years old.
    We pay a tribute to Betty with this unique 12” release, featuring 2 of her greatest hits.

    “Tonight is the night” (yes, the famous full 8 minutes live version!) appears on the “A” side of this 12”, but now, ‘for the very first time’ in a fully steady and sequenced version, created by Dave Leatherman on 102 BPM, while on the AA-side it features the 7 minutes long and easy mixable “Disco Purrfection Remix” of “Where Is The Love” by Canadian Dj DiscoCat, now however edited to perfection by Ben Liebrand at a steady 128 BPM.

    For the true collectors, a very limited edition of 200 green-vinyl and 200 yellow-vinyl copies on the famous “TK Disco” label are available.


    ARTISTSophie Lloyd Feat Dames Brown
    TITLECalling Out (Red Vinyl Repress)
    LABELClassic
    CATALOGUE NO.CMC288RED
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Calling Out (7" Edit)
    2. B1 Calling Out (7" Edit Instrumental)

    Setting out to make some “happy music”, Sophie Lloyd produced ‘Calling Out’ in a dreary January as an antidote to the pervading doom and gloom of the news, summoning the power of the most joy-filled sound of all, gospel. This no-holds-barred anthem radiates all the live atmosphere of gospel worship in mid flow, with full instrumentation, keyboard breaks and understated kick drum pulling it all together. Bringing in the uplifting voices of soul trio Dames Brown to re-record some old gospel samples was the icing on the cake, adding the last element of authenticity. A new member of the Classic family, Sophie Lloyd’s impeccable knowledge of disco, soul and house shines through in this sparkling record, available on 7” for the very first time.


    ARTISTJohnny Hammond
    TITLELos Conquistadores Chocolatés (Moplen Remixes)
    LABELHigh Fashion Music
    CATALOGUE NO.MS498
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE22/05/2020
    REPRESS31/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Los Conquistadores Chocolatés (Moplen Dizco Delight - Part 1)
    2. B. Los Conquistadores Chocolatés (Moplen Dizco Delight - Part 2)

    Moplen returns with one of his personal all time favorites, “Los Conquistadores Chocolates” from Johnny Hammond’s first album release on the legendary Milestone Records label!

    A jazz/funk masterpiece which became in its original form popular in the NYC underground club scene thanks to David Mancuso and his ‘Loft” parties. Moplen gave the tracks a more ‘club’ orientated feel, where the wide variety of original instruments are highlighted into 2 remixes featured on this first bonafide 12” ever made of “Los Conquistadores Chocolate”.


    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.


    ARTISTScott Diaz & Timmy P / Never Dull / Finest Wear / ColorJaxx
    TITLEWax Weapons 3
    LABELLarge Music
    CATALOGUE NO.LARWW03
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Scott Diaz & Timmy P – True Blue
    2. A2. Never Dull – United, Under One Roof
    3. B1. Finest Wear – That 90’s Groove
    4. B2. ColorJaxx – One Night In The City

    After a brief hiatus, legendary record label Large Music returns with a new installment of their celebrated vinyl series. Brimming with solid up-front grooves, Wax Weapons 3 featured the top artists that are currently a part of the Large roster. The A side opens with the melodic shuffle of True Blue from Scott Diaz & Timmy P then closes with the supreme funk drive of United by Never Dull. The B Side features a retro flavored deep outing from Finest Wear aptly entitled That 90’s Groove followed by the filtered Chicago Jack of One Night In The City from ColorJaxx.


    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.


    ARTISTBäs Noir / Metro / N.Y. House’n Authority / Aphrodisiac
    TITLENu Groove Records Classics Volume 2
    LABELNu Groove
    CATALOGUE NO.NGLP002
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Bäs Noir - My Love Is Magic (Club Mix)
    2. A2. Emjay - Come ‘N Get It (Club Mix)
    3. B1. Tech Trax Inc. - Feel The Luv (Body Mix)
    4. B2. The Sound Vandals - On Your Way (Bonus Beat)
    5. B3. K.A.T.O. - The Booty Dance (How 2 Mix)
    6. C1. Roqui - You Are On My Mind (On My Mind 12”)
    7. C2. Metro - Brownstone Express
    8. C3. N.Y. House’n Authority - APT. 3A
    9. D1. Aphrodisiac - Song Of The Siren (Mediterranean Mix)
    10. D2. N.Y. House’n Authority - Fort Green House
    11. D3. Metro - Turnstyle Turbulance

    Founded in 1988, the Nu Groove catalogue is a true reflection of New York’s house sound. Started by Frank and Karen Mendez as an outlet for some of Rheji and Ronald Burrell’s more experimental musical ventures, the label would go on to help launch the careers of a number of local talents including Joey Beltram and Kenny Dope, but the Burrell brothers were by far the most prolific. Over thirty years later, Luke Solomon has re-assembled the catalogue and the spirit of this legendary New York label, with this 2 x 12” package celebrating some essentials from its catalogue. The second volume features cuts from Bäs Noir, Emjay, Tech Trax Inc and Metro, this collection of late 80’s and early 90’s gems is a record box essential and blissful re-introduction to the Nu Groove sound.


    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.


    ARTISTThe Vision featuring Andreya Triana
    TITLEMountains (Joey Negro / Paul Woolford / The Patchouli Brothers Remixes)
    LABELDefected
    CATALOGUE NO.DFTD592R
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Mountains (Joey Negro Live And Direct Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Mountains (Paul Woolford Extended Remix)
    3. AA1. Mountains (The Patchouli Brothers Extended Remix)
    4. AA2. Mountains (Accapella)

    Few artists strike the balance between the classic and contemporary quite as effortlessly as The Vision. Striving to produce honest and meaningful records, their acclaimed single ‘Mountains’ came as the follow up to incredible breakout hit ‘Heaven’, and the duo once again demonstrated their flawless production abilities. Now, The Vision return with three new remixes of this dancefloor gem on a special 12” package. Kicking off the A-Side, disco royalty Joey Negro delivers his Live And Direct Mix, weaving in melodies and grooves with exquisite percussion and keys that give the record an authentic disco sound. Up next, veteran producer Paul Woolford delivers his remix of the track. An artist whose output ranges from mind-bending techno to high-energy house hits, his sophisticated take on ‘Mountains’ features his signature bold piano riffs and atmospheric builds, destined for meaningful dancefloor moments. On the flip, Toronto duo The Patchouli Brothers step up to remix. Known for their exquisite vinyl edits and a favourite of in-the-know selectors, the funk-laden, high energy mix makes a perfect closing to another blissful release from The Vision camp. The release closes with the Accapella, an essential DJ tool that highlights Andreya’s incredible vocal. As anticipation builds for their forthcoming LP, this charming package provides another exciting preview of things to come.


    ARTISTFISHER
    TITLEYa Kidding (incl. Sebastien V & Solardo Remixes) (White Vinyl Repress)
    LABELDirtybird
    CATALOGUE NO.DB155WHITE
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
    REPRESS25/09/2020
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    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ya Kidding (Original)
    2. A2. Ya Kidding (Sebastien V Remix)
    3. B1. Ya Kidding (Solardo Remix)

    This is the one you’ve been waiting for. First broken by Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin in their B2B set at Miami this year, “Ya Kidding” by FISHER was the biggest track of the conference. The vocal says it all - “Movin' On The Dancefloor”.

    A former pro surfer from Sydney, Australia, FISHER’s debut release is already generating big waves with early support from Pete Tong, Green Velvet, Eats Everything, Skream, Latmun, and more.

    We also enlisted two mighty remixes from artists who have sculpted their own unique sounds-the red hot UK duo Solardo and the mysterious up and coming, Sébastien V.


    ARTISTBlue Boy
    TITLERemember Me (Inc. David Penn / Franky Rizardo Remixes)
    LABELHigh Fashion Music
    CATALOGUE NO.MS499
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • House
  • Track Listing

    1. 1. Remember Me (David Penn Remix)
    2. 2. Remember Me (Franky Rizardo Remix)
    3. 3. Remember Me (Original Version)

    Following its release in 1997, ‘Remember Me’ was cemented as an international dance hit, peaking at #8 in the UK singles charts, as well as #2 in the American Dance Chart. Instantly recognizable for the iconic Marlena Shaw vocal samples and down-tempo chugging bassline, ‘Remember Me’ has gained cult status throughout the world as a dance-floor classic. Releasing the original over 20 years ago, the incomparable track has only received one previous official remix with Dutch producer and DJ, Franky Rizardo now injecting new life into an already seminal track also.

    The Dutch imprint has now asked non-other than David Penn to add his magic to this sure-fire repeat player!

    Madrid based David Penn get to grips with the Blue Boy classic and the results are spectacular! Some of you may have already heard it on David’s recent Live lockdown streams all over social media?! Now you have been hand-picked to help break this house anthems!


    Techno

    ARTISTJacksonville
    TITLEFON
    LABELHobbes Music
    CATALOGUE NO.HM014
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Bass
  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. FON
    2. B1. Orienne
    3. B2. Varadi

    Continuing a run of highly eclectic and quirky but consistently individual releases (most recently GAMING's internationally lauded Scenes From A Deserted City 2x12" LP, out Nov), the Hobbes Music label is very excited to welcome Jacksonville aka Yorkshire-born, Edinburgh-based artist Chris Lyth, to the fold. He has carpet-bombed the last few Hobbes Music events at Edinburgh's Bongo Club with his excellent live sets and the release has been in the pipeline for some time.

    The 'FON' EP (caps intentional) combines a love of classic electro and techno with dub reggae, sound system culture, the UK's contemporary bass scene etc. Mastering was done by Optimum in Bristol, who did a really lovely job, with loads of width in the mix.

    This release follows Jacksonville's 'Machines Of Loving Grace' EP which dropped in November via Inner Shift. He has a pedigree spanning some 20 years plus via releases for the likes of 2020Vision, Hizou, Doppler, Thug, Plastic City, Leftroom, A.E.R, Shanti and Dan Curtin’s Metamorphic. This record's a bit of a departure for him.

    While we're deeply saddened by the knowledge that there's no chance now of us ever hearing Andy Weatherall play it out, we're kinda heartened by the idea that he would have probably dug it.... RIP.

    'Really digging the grooviness’ AVALON EMERSON
    ‘Great DJ Tools!!! These will come in very handy... :)’ ROLANDO (UR)
    'I like all 3 tracks. Will play in my DJ sets' SURGEON
    'Love it. Thanks!' JD TWITCH (Optimo)
    ‘Very cool release indeed. Will play for sure’ LAURENT GARNIER
    ‘Nice. I especially like Orienne’ RED RACK’EM
    ‘Really cool release’ JEROME HILL
    ‘I love all of this, the electro realness, the glitches, the dubby vibes! Yessss thanks so much’ VIOLET
    ‘Sounding good, really like Orienne’ DOMENIC (Sub Club)
    ‘Really nice. Glad to see Chris getting busy with releases over the past months. I'm definitely enjoying this’ DAN CURTIN (Metamorphic)
    ‘In terms of club play, Orienne is the one. All three tracks are good’ GARETH SOMMERVILLE (Athens Of The North)
    ‘Nice one, love it!’ SKILLIS (Headset, SSL)
    Great stuff, will buy the record' XDB
    'I really like Orienne, is great' LEO MAS (Balearic legend, Milan/IT)
    'This sounds absolutely tremendous and it's a shoo-in for March Bandcamp roundup. Love "FON", it reminds me of classic Peverelist before he went more techno' JOE MUGGS (The Wire, Bandcamp, Guardian, VICE, BBC etc)
    ‘That bassline is ACE’ (re FON) SIMON HARRISON (Basic Soul)


    ARTISTBrassica
    TITLECrystal Sea
    LABELFeel My Bicep
    CATALOGUE NO.FMB017
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE17/07/2020
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    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Crystal Sea
    2. A2. Storm 87
    3. B1. Sauna
    4. B2. Synthetic Being

    For the first Feel My Bicep release of the year, Brassica follows up on his previous FMB outing ‘Time Tunnel’ with a new 4-track EP entitled ‘Crystal Sea’.

    Brassica embodies the electronic music of Folkestone-based Mike Wright. His sound is invented by harnessing warm memories of music-past, exploring the overlaps between 90s Electronica, 80s Synth-Music, 70s Prog, and 60s Experimental Electronics - combined with modern production techniques and a deep love for Soundtrack-esque narratives.

    His return to the FMB label with ‘Crystal Sea’ is hotly anticipated - 4 fictitious journeys composed by staring into the abyss and placing one foot in front of the other. The compass moves this time towards early memories of the Electronica and Dance music he found so inspiring, to a time of abandoning his teenage Metal bands and beginning to dream of new musical territories. With a tighter sound, clearer focus, and commitment to this unexpected trajectory, these tracks mark both the beginning of a new chapter and a spiritual full-circle for Brassica.


    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.”


    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
    ASSETSDownload

    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.


    Represses

    ARTISTB.C. (aka The Advent & The Source Experience)
    TITLEStronghold
    LABELMidnight Drive
    CATALOGUE NO.DRIVE007
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE21/02/2020
    REPRESS17/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Electro
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Stronghold (Original Mix)
    2. B. Stronghold (Unreleased Mix)

    Techno, Disco, Italo, Electronics, House, Library, Cosmic and Ambient frequencies - These are the bedrocks of the Midnight Drive ethos and sound. A label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. A label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. To kick off 2020 in fine style, Midnight Drive bring you something different, from the far depths and fringes of London's mid 90's Techno scene....

    B.C. aka Cisco Ferreira (The Advent) and Robert Leiner (The Source Experience), are 2 very well known and respected figures in the global Techno underground. Between them, Cisco and Robert have both performed across the globe and been behind numerous seminal records, and worked with some of the most highly respected record labels to date including: R&S, Apollo, Jack Trax, Fragile / Transmat, Labworks, New Electronica and more since the late 1980's. Entrenched in electronic music, and armed with decades of experience, it is safe to say their collective reputations precede them.

    'Stronghold' was a one-off concept from Ferreira and Leiner that yielded only one EP, realised in 1994. The perfect frisson of dub aesthetic, electro-techno and ambient. A stripped-back juggernaut of cavern deep weaving rhythms, modular melodic sonar blips and driving bass. Total power. 'Stronghold' is one of those records that seems to morph, winding from skeletal electro snares into an off-the-rails kick drum driven freight train, pure soundsystem pressure. Only for the headstrong. Peep Dave Angel's seminal X-MIX from 1995 for a taste, the track features prominently early on in the mix to devastating effect. Also featured on this special and limited reissue of this most sought after and lesser spotted techno classic is a never heard before, unreleased and alternative take of 'Stronghold', from 1994. Lifted from DAT. It's possible that this newly unearthed version may be dubbier, trippier, perhaps more potent, more driving.....? But we'll let you decide.

    Special thanks to Cisco Ferreira (The Advent) and Robert Leiner (The Source Experience). Remastered from Cisco's DAT archive by Radioactive Man, London 2020. Worldwide distribution by Above Board distribution. Artwork by Atelier Superplus.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (FYI Chris / Locossolus / Apiento)
    TITLECARE4LIFE Sampler 1
    LABELCARE4LIFE
    CATALOGUE NO.CARE4LIFEPT1
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE19/06/2020
    REPRESS17/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Down Tempo
  • Electro
  • Nu Disco
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Locossolus - Next To You (Kiwi Remix - Harvey Edit)
    2. A2. Apiento & Tepper - Blossoms
    3. B1. FYI Chris - SWH (No Boundaries)
    4. B2. Luke Vibert - That's ill folks
    5. B3. Clark - Laptop Stand

    The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Groove Armada, DJ Harvey, Maya Jane Coles and many more join forces to raise money for NHS Charities Together with the CARE4LIFE compilation.

    “This is a really lovely way to help raise much needed funds for support now and during the recovery from COVID-19. The funds will help support NHS staff, volunteers and patients affected by the pandemic. We hope you can support this brilliant project and thanks to everyone that already has.” (Ellie Orton, Chief Executive, NHS Charities Together)

    An unprecedented array of electronic music’s finest artists have come together to create the 45 track compilation of exclusive music, donated 100% for free with all proceeds going to official fundraising partner, NHS Charities Together (registered charity no.1186569). NHS Charities Together is currently working to provide, in their next round of funding, additional support they feel is most urgently needed by NHS staff, volunteers and patients in their area, with a particular focus on support for people who are disproportionately affected by the Covid crisis, such as patients and staff from the BAME communities and other groups including those living with disabilities.

    “Through the challenges of the Covid19 pandemic we have all developed a new understanding and awareness about the role our frontline health professionals undertake, and as a nation we are all united in our appreciation of the incredible work they have delivered in the face of much adversity and pressure in the last couple of months. In the continued spirit of people coming together in this time of need, the CARE4LIFE project hopes that this amazing collection of music can contribute to easing that pressure by giving some much needed support to these frontline workers from our fellow artists and friends in the music industry and its surrounding community.” (CARE4LIFE, May 2020)

    CARE4LIFE features new, exclusive and unheard music from the vaults, hard drives and archives of UK artists as diverse as Jamie Jones, Nathan Fake, Groove Armada, Joe Goddard and Pete Tong alongside tracks from Radio Slave, DJ Harvey, Matthew Herbert, Crooked Man, Mason Maynard, Daniel Avery and many more. CARE4LIFE is a truly varied and diverse listening experience that not only mirrors the collective talents involved, it wholeheartedly celebrates the openness and love that the NHS has shown us all at some stage throughout most of our lives here in Britain and beyond.

    “The light of love and positivity has been brighter than ever during this time. It would be preferable to live in a world where institutions like the NHS aren’t considered charities kept afloat by the caring classes but, today, it’s nice to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone doing what they can. The sharing of music feels more powerful now than ever.” (Daniel Avery)

    CARE4LIFE compilation drops on 12th June 2020.


    ARTISTVarious Artists (Daniel Avery / K-Lone / Matthew Herbert)
    TITLECARE4LIFE Sampler 2
    LABELCARE4LIFE
    CATALOGUE NO.CARE4LIFEPT2
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE19/06/2020
    REPRESS17/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

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

    1. A1. Daniel Avery - In Your Sleep
    2. A2. K-LONE - Undercliffe
    3. A3. Playgroup - Ringpiece (Demo)
    4. B1. Matthew Herbert - Indigo
    5. B2. Nathan Fake - Arboretum

    The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Groove Armada, DJ Harvey, Maya Jane Coles and many more join forces to raise money for NHS Charities Together with the CARE4LIFE compilation.

    “This is a really lovely way to help raise much needed funds for support now and during the recovery from COVID-19. The funds will help support NHS staff, volunteers and patients affected by the pandemic. We hope you can support this brilliant project and thanks to everyone that already has.” (Ellie Orton, Chief Executive, NHS Charities Together)

    An unprecedented array of electronic music’s finest artists have come together to create the 45 track compilation of exclusive music, donated 100% for free with all proceeds going to official fundraising partner, NHS Charities Together (registered charity no.1186569). NHS Charities Together is currently working to provide, in their next round of funding, additional support they feel is most urgently needed by NHS staff, volunteers and patients in their area, with a particular focus on support for people who are disproportionately affected by the Covid crisis, such as patients and staff from the BAME communities and other groups including those living with disabilities.

    “Through the challenges of the Covid19 pandemic we have all developed a new understanding and awareness about the role our frontline health professionals undertake, and as a nation we are all united in our appreciation of the incredible work they have delivered in the face of much adversity and pressure in the last couple of months. In the continued spirit of people coming together in this time of need, the CARE4LIFE project hopes that this amazing collection of music can contribute to easing that pressure by giving some much needed support to these frontline workers from our fellow artists and friends in the music industry and its surrounding community.” (CARE4LIFE, May 2020)

    CARE4LIFE features new, exclusive and unheard music from the vaults, hard drives and archives of UK artists as diverse as Jamie Jones, Nathan Fake, Groove Armada, Joe Goddard and Pete Tong alongside tracks from Radio Slave, DJ Harvey, Matthew Herbert, Crooked Man, Mason Maynard, Daniel Avery and many more. CARE4LIFE is a truly varied and diverse listening experience that not only mirrors the collective talents involved, it wholeheartedly celebrates the openness and love that the NHS has shown us all at some stage throughout most of our lives here in Britain and beyond.

    “The light of love and positivity has been brighter than ever during this time. It would be preferable to live in a world where institutions like the NHS aren’t considered charities kept afloat by the caring classes but, today, it’s nice to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone doing what they can. The sharing of music feels more powerful now than ever.” (Daniel Avery)

    CARE4LIFE compilation drops on 12th June 2020.


    ARTISTFELIX (ARTHUR RUSSELL / NICK SIANO)
    TITLETIGER STRIPES
    LABELSleeping Bag
    CATALOGUE NO.SLX-8
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS17/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

    Track Listing TBC

    Very rare early Arthur Russell & Nicky Siano co-produced single from 1984.

    Re released in conjunction with Arthur Russell's co-founded Sleeping Bag Records.

    Re mastered for 2014 and in original Sleeping Bag artwork. Contains both the original and extended mixes.


    ARTISTMothership Konnection
    TITLELet Me Ride (KON Remix)
    LABELMothership Konnection
    CATALOGUE NO.001
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS12/06/2020
    REPRESS17/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Soul
  • Track Listing

    1. A. Mothership Konnection
    2. B. Mothership Konnection (Instrumental Dub)

    After 6 years and much fanfare including some from George Clinton himself, this sought after remix is finally on 7" with a new eq and dub.


    ARTISTKerri Chandler
    TITLEAtmosphere EP (Yellow Vinyl Repress)
    LABELShelter Records
    CATALOGUE NO.SHL-1004YELLOW
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATEFIRST RELEASE12/06/2020
    REPRESS24/07/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Climax 1
    2. A2 Climax 2
    3. B1 Track 3
    4. B2 Track 4

    Deep house legend Kerri Chandler's mighty "Atmosphere EP" dropped in 1993 and still packs a punch today! A killer, heavyweight 4 tracker of deep Zanzibar, Shelter channeling NJ House music that has always been a big one among the DJ's, heads and dancers. Opener "Climax 1" is an organ driven, stomping groove with piano stabs sprinkled throughout managing to sound tough and subtle at the same time while it's partner "Climax 2" is an uplifting, old school leaning cut with vocal loops, samples and that unmistakable KC swing! On side-B "Track 1" kicks things off with some super, rock hard drums and horn samples woven through those blissed out late night synth sounds, one to get lost in! "Track 2" rounds out the EP in fine style and sounds a bit like Kerri is jamming with Mr.Fingers as the ubiquitous Juno bassline rolls out over some jazzy piano, lush pads, strings and claps making the "Atmosphere EP" a truly essential record with every track oozing pure class.

    This has always been a sought after 12" due to it's classic status and has often changed hands on-line for collectors prices. Now it is available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with permission and in conjunction with Shelter Records, New York City and featuring the original 1993 label artwork.


    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.