TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD
Disco / Nu-Disco
- A. Heartbreaker (Original Shep Pettibone 12" Mix)
- B. Heartbreaker (Moplen Remix)
Italian Disco remixer extraordinaire Moplen is back at the controls with a super sublime reworking of a wonderful and rare early 80's Leroy Burgess jam from the Salsoul vaults. 'Heartbreaker' is an underground classic, seeing Burgess back in the studio with longtime collaborator Sonny T. Davenport and Kiss FM mastermixer and producer Shep Pettibone on mixing duties. A tight and flawless early 80's production sensibility and the incredible vocal arrangements and lyrical performance of Leroy Burgess make this one a definite essential in any DJ's box. This is the real deal. If you dig that post-Disco electronic sound this one is for you, simply perfect in every way and quite tough to track down these days in its original form with copies reaching high figures on the second hand market. Needless to say, Moplen injects his own personal style into his remix and adds his unique flair creating an essential new version of this classic on the B-side. Always understanding, respectful and fresh, Moplen pumps 'Heartbreaker' in all the best ways, crafting a drum and bass heavy DJ version and new arrangement that you will be hearing for many years to come! Disco bliss.
This remix and reissue is 100% supported by Leroy Burgess, who dug Moplen's new vision of this 1983 classic. Fully licensed, sanctioned and released by Above Board distribution and Salsoul Records, 2020. Accept no imitations!
- A1. Message To The People (Danny Krivit Extended Edit)
- A2. Message To The People (Key-A-Pella)
- B1. Message To The People (The Michelle Mix Extended)
- B2. Message To The People (Kelly G.'s Deeper Message Groove)
Horse Meat Disco unveil the latest preview of their forthcoming album ‘Love & Dancing’ with ‘Message To The People’, featuring one of the main co-artists on the LP, Amy Douglas, alongside soul trio Dames Brown. A record that started as an adaptation of the Shirley Caesar original, recorded in the studio with the Dames; Horse Meat Disco and Luke Solomon then headed to Amy’s native Brooklyn, where she wrote her verses sat at the piano for this sublime disco jam. This 12” delivery features remixes from some of the genre’s most revered artists, each turning their hand at this labour of love. Up first, unrefuted master of the edit Danny Krivit delivers a blissful, club-friendly extended version, making full use of the longer playtime with an elegant, journey-like mix. The Key-A-Pella follows, an essential DJ tool that allows Amy and Dames Brown’s vocals to really shine. The funk-fuelled Michelle Mix kicks off the B-Side, an empowering, uplifting narration provided by a sample taken from none other than former First Lady Michelle Obama, inspired by Chicago legend Kelly G.’s creative sampling on his Deeper Message Groove mix, the track that closes out the release. Kelly’s mix is a soulful, grooving affair with dreamy keys you can’t help but move to.
- A. I Hear Music In The Streets (Touch Mix)
- B. I Hear Music In The Streets (7" Expansions NYC Dub)
Grammy Award winner Louie Vega has the unique ability to spotlight and highlight the most essential elements of classic dance tracks and remix and recreate them to create something just as powerful for today’s audiences. Currently in the midst of putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming album, Expansions In The NYC, Louie took some extra time to gather together the original members of the seminal New York – based disco funk band Unlimited Touch and collaborate with them at Log Cabin Studio in Manhattan and his own Daddy’s Workshop Studio in New Jersey to produce the 2020 edition of “I Hear Music In The Streets.”
Unlimited Touch consists of Audrey Wheeler (lead singer), Phil Hamilton, Tony Cintron, Sandy Anderson (RIP), Stephanie James and Lenny Underwood. “I Hear Music In The Streets” was originally released on legendary imprint Prelude Records in 1981.
Growing up in the Bronx, from an early age Louie had an affinity and love for all the various musical genres that were bubbling up in New York during that era defining creative period. It is that passion that has stayed with him during a career that has brought him Grammy’s, several worldwide hit records, and a status as one of the world’s most sought after DJs. It was especially fulfilling for Louie to work with the original members of Unlimited Touch, He quickly realized that their talents were still as strong as ever as they performed musical and vocal elements from the original song, and that they had the vision to see how the song could be re-energized by having Louie add his unique production elements to this seminal tune.
Louie is in the midst of an especially prolific and productive period. In 2016 he released the Grammy nominated Louie Vega Starring….XXVIII full length album; 2018 saw the release of the widely acclaimed and chart topping NYC Disco 2 X CD and 4 X vinyl album on Nervous Records. Known universally as “The Maestro” due to the standards of excellence he maintains in his productions, DJ Performances and live appearances with his Elements of Life Band, Louie Vega is now ready to unleash another gem to add to one of the music industry’s most remarkable body of work.
- A1. Present Your Work
- A2. The Shape Of Pipes To Come
- A3. Double Bind Avenue
- B1. Doorslams And Rockslides
- B2. Balcony Development
- B3. And Yet It Feels Unplugged
- C1. People With Nicknames
- C2. When You Play The Flute, But Your Mother Is Like...
- C3. Summer Of Ecko
- D1. Western Aliens
- D2. Baba Wanga
- D3. No Peace In Stones
This is not music about a fast train to Paris. This is not music for airports. From an East German perspective Gajek´s Vitamin D inscribes itself into the progressive myth of Krautrock by shifting the focus to a different side of German history marked by the material traces of the Cold War. This is music that knows about the coexistence of modernism and its ruins, music about the fact that both can be there at the same time: space programs and the damp smell of unheated houses. It's music that taps into the memory of sudden ruptures, trauma and loss, not out of melancholy but to mobilize the lived experience that things can and do, in fact, change. Vitamin D catches the spirit of motorcycles made from scrap metal, of washing machine engines strapped onto strollers to make lawnmowers; a sonic love letter to people living in the margins of infrastructural programs, collecting copper pipes and engine parts in archives of metal and stone, repurposing the rubble of a violent history for dreams of a different world. There, in secret basements, where machines were built out of trash and stolen parts, Gajek finds the sonic resources for an alternative futurism of private cybernetics and pirated airwaves, creating radical and joyful sounds that claim the possibility of something new.
Matti Gajek (he/him) is a product of socialist biohacking. Injected with high doses of vitamin D directly after birth, the GDR made sure his bones would be strong even if he never saw the sun. The practice of high-dosage-vitamin D injection, abolished in the West in the 1960s, remained a standard in East German childcare until the wall came down in 1989. It has since become a topic of conspiracy theories surrounding differences of East and West German bodies. The child of political activists, Gajek lived through his first revolution shortly before entering primary school. He grew up in the temporal anomaly created when the end of history was declared and the country he was born in disappeared. Gajek is a musician and artist, publishing records on Throttle Records, Monkeytown and Infinite Greyscale and composing for films, theatre, performances and installations.
Vitamin D is Gajek´s most personal record yet. Alive, detailed, urgent and fresh the album explores evolving textures of highly energetic digital production, vibrant rhythms and haunting lyrical work. Boldly expanding a futuristic and strikingly original musical language Gajek creates a beautiful and deeply moving work of great sincerity and emotional immediacy, making a provocative case for pushing what is possible in a world occupied with calculating what is probable.
House / Tech-House
- A1. No Escape
- A2. Venom Viper
- B1. Frau Freda
- B2. No Diving
- B3. Bonus Track
For the next Mind Dance excursion Frank delivers Venom Viper; a five-cut genre defying journey of raw emotion for club use and/or home listening.
Limited pressing of 300
- A1. Brainwave
- A2. Brainwave (Sync 24 Remix)
- B1. Possessed
- B2. Creator
Scand resident Steve Allman brings together the fast-paced sounds of Detroit and London
electro in his debut EP on EON Records.
A key part of London’s longest running electro night Scand for ten years, the south London
producer has played alongside the genre’s most important figures The Advent, Detroit in Effect
and Andrea Parker included - delivering consistently high velocity all vinyl sets. Allman’s
approach to the dancefloor comes out in its full majesty here on Brainwave. Driven with
analogue bass from the Novation Bass Station 2 that’s central to his studio set up, the EP is an
uptempo booty moving selection of tracks.
Sonically the EP is an expression of Allman’s ear for fast-paced 90s era Detroit electro and the
UK’s rave edged take on the sound calling upon freaky synth work, heavy bass patterns and
eerie rave stabs to colour the release. What we hear on Brainwaves across the three original
tracks is pacey, buoyant and sub-weighted - a record ready to be played loud when the systems
are turned back on. Closest influence and mentor Sync 24 drops a bomb of a remix for the title
track Brainwave, weaponising it a step further adding a deadly acid scrawl.
GenresBreakbeatDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Bushwacka! - Ambient Dub
- A2. Two Full Minds - Acoustic Dustbin
- B1. Mashupheadz - Blue Skies
- B2. Bushwacka! - Oh So Good
- C1. Tokamak - Set Up (Bushwacka! Remix)
- C2. Layo & Bushwacka! - Kipping
- D1. Bushwacka! - Herbal
- D2. Bushwacka! - So Lonely
A stunning collection from the vaults of one of London's true maverick electronic producers - Matthew 'Bushwacka!' B.
Across 2 volumes we are treated to the deepest selections, rarities, remixes and collaborations from the Bushwacka! studio covering almost a decades worth of music and projects. Sonically traversing styles, vibes and genres 'Listen Up Vol. 01' shares a glimpse into the varied Bushwacka! sound world, a wealth of ambient melodies, techno, breaks, deep house and tech-house all rooted firmly in his unique production and engineering flavour. A history spent in the mists of underground UK rave culture and a career full of high profile residencies, global DJ-ing and endless studio sessions has enabled Matthew B to truly hone his musical voice and his ear to create a 'sound', it is this sound that we present to you here in all its glory.
Featuring a broad selection of music taken from the cult Plank and Oblong labels and more, choice remixes and tracks from longtime friends and collaborators including Asad Rivzi, Layo Paskin and Dez Ingram, 'Listen Up!' is an essential collection for lovers of underground electronics of every style. All tracks featured have been transferred from the extensive Bushwacka! DAT archive and remastered with love by Lawrie Curvepusher. All artwork and design handled by the Atelier Superplus studio. Manufacture and worldwide distribution by Above Board Projects, 2020.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Parallel Shifting
- A2. My Feels
- B1. Because Of Detroit
The debut release from Detroit native DJ Holographic and Detroit transplant Alex Wilcox, Parallel Shiftingstrives to changeour thoughts so that we can breakfree fromnegative psychological programming. This feel-good EP aimsto reprogram the mind to be fresh and new. You may experience dimensionalshifts in your mind and reality as you defy space and time. Side effects of this may includereduced mental chatter and a better future selfand society.
A powerful and lofty goal such as this deserves a strong beat, and A-side “Parallel Shifting” delivers this in spades. Featured in DJ Holographic’s 2020 Mixmag Lab set, Holographic and Alex found themselves inspired by Thomos and Derrick Carter when crafting the track. “Parallel Shifting” is about shifting the gears in our minds and hearts, and allowing ourselves to be open to changes in how we perceive reality.
With “My Feels,” Holographic expresses her current attitude towards the connections between all of us. “Our feelings control our surroundings and reality more than we give them credit for. When we feel abundant, abundant things happen to us. However, if you feel empty, then you bring about empty situations. As a DJ, I do my best to be mindful of the feelings I project into a room, while also being mindful of everyone in the room with me. Everyone is coming in with different experiences, but when I play I want people to feel high vibrations.”
“Because Of Detroit” taps into the rich history of Detroit, which has informed Holographic and Alex’s own musical DNA. The seeds that we are all given in life are a product of our heritage. In order to bloom properly, it's important to know your full story and what kind of seed you are in this world’s vast garden. If you know how to properly nurture your seed, then you can take care of yourself and others. Knowing their roots helps both producers to grow stronger than their ancestors.
Hitchhiker is an independent record label out of Detroit that delivers a diverse range of sounds, and strings them together into a story that reflects where the artist has been, is presently, and where the future is taking them.
- A1. If I Can't Get Down (Mousse T.'s Funky Shizzle Extended Mix)
- A2. If I Can't Get Down (Oliver Dollar's Boompty Mix)
- B1. If I Can't Get Down (Luke Solomon's Clubland Remix)
- B2. If I Can't Get Down (Snips' Broken Sweet Remix)
When Mike Dunn released his Classic Music Company debut ‘My House From All Angles’ last year, the album was met with critical acclaim, The Guardian writing: “God may have made him funky, but Mike Dunn has kept it going ever since.” Now, he releases one of the stand out cuts from the LP, ‘If I Can’t Get Down’ on a special 12” package, enlisting some of the label’s closest cohorts to remix the irresistible hip-house jam. Up first, Peppermint Jam boss Mousse T. opens the release, weaving in his signature bouncy melodies and funk-flavoured grooves into the track. Up next, Classic label-mate and house expert Oliver Dollar brings in a raw, edgier sound on his Boomty Mix, with an aptly bumping bassline. On the flip side, Classic label boss Luke Solomon provides his Clubland remix, enlisting funky guitar riffs and energetic percussion. Finally, Livin’ Proof and Barbershop Records founder Snips takes a stripped back approach, highlighting Mike’s unmistakable Windy City drawl with jazzier elements to give the mix a vintage feel. Uniting the worlds of rap and house, Mike Dunn’s ‘If I Can’t Get Down’ is a joyous celebration of what he does best, with this remix package securing its position as a house essential.
- A1. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Riva Starr Paradise Garage Club Mix)
- A2. Ferreck Dawn featuring Anthony Valadez - By My Side (Extended Mix)
- B1. John Summit - Deep End (Extended Mix)
- B2. OFFAIAH - Play It By Ear (Club Mix)
Coming as the ninth edition of the series, ‘EP9’ stays true to committing Defected’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering an upfront package of house heat previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking off the A-Side with Riva Starr’s remix of Defected anthem ‘Hey Hey’ by Dennis Ferrer, a tribute to Giorgio Moroder’s pivotal sound and the Paradise Garage early house vibe and serious dancefloor weapon. Ferreck Dawn’s ‘By My Side’ follows, a refined house groover with melodic keys, a soft filtered vocal and undulating beat featuring Californian producer Anthony Valadez. The flip opens with John Summit’s ‘Deep End’, a captivating house cut from the rising star that achieved Beatport #1 weeks after its release. Closing out the EP is Defected regular OFFAIAH, a slick, dancefloor-ready cut with OFFAIAH’s signature grooving bassline and an irresistible melody.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Machines
- A2. Machines (Rossi. Remix)
- B1. Sway
- B2. Field Effect
Politics Of Dancing debuts on LOCUS to deliver his ‘Machines’ EP, backed by a remix from rising talent Rossi.
A longstanding figure within Paris’ bustling electronic music scene, David Matarasso, aka Politics Of Dancing, has grown to become a central name within the city’s house scene whilst making regular appearances at its world renowned venues such as Concrete and Rex Club. Also known under the alias S.M.A.L.L, the DJ, producer and label boss has released material across his career via the likes of Beste Freunde, Signatune Records, Djebali and Talman Records, plus a plethora of quality cuts via his own self-titled Politics Of Dancing imprint. Up next, late August welcomes a debut on FUSE’s newly launched label LOCUS as he delivers three fresh originals across his ‘Machines’ EP, with emerging London-based talent Rossi. stepping up on remix duties.
Lead track ‘Machines’ delivers an up-front cut as menacing basslines collide with crisp drum licks and infectious vocal hooks, before handing over to Rossi. as he lays the focus on trademark swinging rhythms and energetic grooves throughout his interpretation of the title production. Next up, ‘Sway’ strips things back and utilises a medley of icy hi-hats atop of resonant stabs and metallic drums, before rounding out proceedings with the hypnotic synth melodies and dubbed out atmospherics of ‘Field Effect’.
- A1. He Is (Scan 7 The Way Of The 7 Extended Remix)
- A2. He Is (Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Vox Mix)
- AA1. He Is (Alaia & Gallo Extended Remix)
- AA2. He Is (Alaia & Gallo Extended Dub)
- AA3. He Is (Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Accapella)
Originally released back in 2006 on Defected, Copyright’s ‘He Is’ remains a beloved dancefloor anthem to this day. The record, which saw the duo return to the US Garage sound that propelled them into clubber’s consciousness at the dawn of the millennium, features a praising vocal from Song Williamson, with charged up keys and rounded groove that gave it its euphoric quality. Now, 14 years after it was first released, DFTD delivers a special 12” remix package, featuring two brand new mixes as well as a classic. Opening the A-Side mysterious Detroit collective Scan 7 supply their uplifting mix, as a pumping bassline and funk-laden instrumentals provide a joyous backdrop to Song Williamson’s rejoicing vocal. Ferrer & Sydenham’s 2006 remix of the track follows, an anthem in its own right. On the flip, Italian powerhouse duo Alaia & Gallo deliver their mix, building on the exhilarating qualities of the original with surging kicks and a punchy beat. The B-Side is closed out with two essential DJ tools; Alaia & Gallo’s thundering Dub and then Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Accapella.
- A1. Catz ‘n Dogz featuring Nick Maurer - Revolution (Extended Mix)
- A2. Gettoblaster featuring Servante - This Beat (Extended Mix)
- A3. Gettoblaster featuring Servante - This Beat (Accapella)
- AA1. Sorley - Deadeye (Extended Mix)
- AA2. Ashibah - Devotion (Extended Mix)
Continuing to champion some of the finest underground artists and rising stars, DFTD has become a label synonymous with top tier club tracks. Although 2020 may have seen a temporary pause put on live events, it has not stopped the imprint delivering an array of releases designed with the dancefloor in mind. Now this 12” release highlights four of DFTD’s hottest tracks from the year, making a record box essential for discerning club DJs. Kicking off the A-Side with Catz ‘N Dogz ‘Revolution’, a gloriously bumpy and rave-ready cut, Gettoblaster’s ‘This Beat’ comes next, maintaining the energy with bold hats and industrial synths to boot. The Accapella of ‘This Beat’ completes the A-Side, a deep and dark spoken-word tool for DJ sets. Sorley’s label debut ‘Deadeye’ kicks off the flip side, an irresistible cut that was championed by tastemakers like Danny Howard, Michael Bibi, Matthias Tanzmann and Davie Squillace. Finally, closing out the EP is Ashibah’s ‘Devotion’, with a rumbling bassline and adrenaline-fuelled synth stabs, married together with her self-recorded vocal.
GenresDeep HouseDiscoSoulful House
- A1. Cerca De Mi (Kenny Dope Remix) Featuring Raul Midon
- A2. Sunshine (Sacred Rhythm Mix) Featuring Josh Milan & Raul Midon
- B1. Ma Mi Mama (Freeform U Heirs Vox Mix) Elements Of Life Feat. Anane
- B2. Jungle Fever (ATOJ Remix) Featuring Anané
- C. Let The Children Play Featuring Raul Midon
- D1. Thousand Fingered Man
- D2. Journey's Prelude (NuLife Remix) Featuring Ursula Rucker
Vega Records are proud to present the re-release of EOL Extensions by Elements Of Life, the second album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. With an allstar cast of remixers the lineup is a who’s who of worldwide talent. On the repertoire are Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Dj Spinna, Joe Claussell, House of Rumba, & Dj Gregory, along with EOL Alumni lead vocalists Josh Milan, Anané & Raul Midon. The Vinyl release is in two parts, two double packs, get it on your turntable, close your eyes and listen to the cosmic sounds of EOL. The new tracks “Messin’ About”, “Our People”, and the unreleased mix of “Love Is On The Way” are ones not to be missed.
- A1. Mass Digital - Lonely Souls
- A2. Double Touch - Circles
- B1. David Orin - Un Autre Monde
- B2. Makebo - Just A Dream
- C1. Amand - Everlast
- C2. Squire, Dead-Tones - Pretty Little Lies
- D1. Death on the Balcony - The Source
- D2. Flowers On Monday - Don’t Give Up
- E1. Rowee, Lazarusman - Brightness
- E2. Nebula (AR) - Once Upon A Time
- F1. Madraas - Hope
- F2. DSF - Paparouna
ADID's Summer Sampler has become a joy to compile each year. Newer names and more familiar ones bring different ranges of musical emotion to our little corner of the dance music universe. Daytime dance floor bombs from Double Touch, Amand and Madraas sit alongside the more cerebral and subtle grooves from artists like Mass Digital and Death on the Balcony. We love all the tracks on here and each and every one has been heard on All Day I Dream dancefloors (yes, dancefloors...remember those!) the past year. We hope you love them as much as we do.
- A Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix) feat. Madonna and Missy Elliott
The Blessed Madonna has remixed Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ featuring Missy Elliott and Madonna.
This is the first track from ‘Club Future Nostalgia’, an entirely remixed version of Dua Lipa's global #1 album “Future Nostalgia”, created in collaboration with The Blessed Madonna.
A Dua Lipa - Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix) feat. Madonna and Missy Elliott - We Still Believe
Techno / Electro
- A. Measure Twice, Cut Once (+ Locked Grooves)
- A2. L'Enfant Terrible
- AA. L'Enfant Terrible (Custody Dub)
House and techno focussed FINA sister label FINA WHITE comes through with more direct dance floor grooves from Bodyjack, aka Chris Finke. The veteran artist serves up two killer tracks, one dub and four locked grooves that provide serious heat for DJs and dancers.
Before now, former DMC competitor Finke has established himself with his Bodytrax label in association with the Clone.nl crew, standout mixes for Radio 1 etc and EPs on the likes of UTTU, Hypercolour and DEXT, all while being a famous former resident of titanic techno party Atomic Jam and playing the world's finest clubs for years.
Arresting opener 'Measure Twice, Cut Once' is a big, buoyant techno monster with warped acid lines and raves vocal stabs all adding fuel to the fire. The locked grooves serve up scintillating breakbeats that are hugely powerful and ripe for abuse in the club, and then 'Enfant Terrible' is a dark and eerie warehouse monster. The bass is loud, the kicks rock solid and an echoing female vocal lost in the midst of it all draws you in deeper. Closing things out, the dub versions strip things back to gritty chords and heavy, well-swung kicks that make you march.
This is high class, high functioning techno from one of the finest in the game.
- A1. Disobedience (feat. Lbeeze)
- A2. Abyss Antidote
- B1. Initial Decay (ft. Lbeeze)
- B2. Mutant Brain
First up is Nehuen, an Argentinian born but Barcelona based artist who is notorious for his abrasive dance floor workouts on I Love Acid, BNR Trax and the Classicworks label he co-owns with Cardopusher. Cardopusher is, of course, a true electronic legend from Venezuela. His dizzyingly diverse sound takes in rave, acid, electro, techno and house influences and distills them into hugely
Raw and energetic new forms.
Nehuen's Psyops Part One kicks off with the excellent title track, which contorts acid and electro into a writhing monster filled with dark energy. The visceral 'Toxic' is built on slapping hits and spangled basslines that will tie you in knots as the bumping drums drive things forward. The late-night menace continues on 'Bailar', with tight synth arps layered up in robotic forms over clunky drums that are industrial and futuristic in equal measure. Last but not least, the eerie 'Desire' strikes a more twisted note with double kicks juddering beneath echoing hits. It's pure, filthy, brilliant body music.
Cardopusher kicks off Part Two with the fantastic 'Disobedience' (feat. Lbeeze) a slow-motion drum workout that is like dark disco mangled through a psychedelic filter, with robotic vocals and stiff arp
jerking your body. 'Abyss Antidote' is then a flurry of drum breaks and electro bass, frazzled synths and whipping hits that keep you on the edge of your seat. Darkness abounds on the gritty 'Initial Decay' (ft. Lbeeze), which layers up taught drums and hits with spraying synths that come from a dystopian planet.
Closing out this epic mini-series is 'Mutant Brain', a cyborg techno meltdown with manic acid for
These are devilishly distorted tracks from two of the best producers around.
- A1. Red 1
- A2. Red 2
- B1. Red 3
- B2. Red 4
Nodes emerge across vast distances, linked without ever touching, feeling what they cannot see. With RED, Priori finds order amid a fluttering chaos of autonomous structures, channeling rugged impulses into intricate emanations. Out August 21st via the NAFF sublabel Garmo.
- A1. Ghosting
- A2. My Blunt
- A3. Smooth Alligator
- B1. Now I'm Sick
- B2. Polygon Lover
Let the mind beware, spin this web if you dare!
Iran-born, Los Angeles-based Mesmé casts her first EP with a 5-track tangle of Acidtinged exo-House riddled with contorted IDM atmospherics.
Mesmé traps you in a web threaded with warped synth lines, chugging breaks, hefty lows and her own distorted vocal venom. This release will have you caught, instinctively trying to gyrate your body free as the sound descends upon your psyche…
- A. Daliah (Maceo Plex Remix)
- B1. Daliah
- B2. Daliah (Tale Of Us Remix)
Hailing from Amsterdam, Melawati, also known as Melawati Modular, is a composer, sound designer, avid lover of modular synths, and an experimental live electronic music artist making his debut on Ellum Audio. His beautiful single also features two astounding remixes by the maestro and label head Maceo Plex and melancholic masters Tale of Us.
The excellent 'Daliah' is a smooth and seductive journey through lush melody and productive synth work. Those synths come in various forms, from fluid smears to more pixelated stabs. The restless breakbeats below his humming tunes add to the sense of adventure as you race through the cosmos on the galactic journey Melawati has created.
Maceo Plex steps up to remix, with a version that has tense, textured chord vamps, punchy kicks, and enigmatic twinkling keys raining down from above. It is epic and cinematic and a perfect fit for his always far-gazing label.
Finally, the acclaimed Italian duo treats us with their excellent remix. Tale of US flip the cut into a spacious melodic techno track with dramatic breakdowns, big chord builds, and a cruising groove that will carry the auditor into the next dimension.
This is an innovative, classy melodic techno track of the highest order.
- A1. Hurricane (Club Mix)
- A2. Hurricane (Original Mix)
- B. Hurricane (Tim Green Remix)
Renaissance are proud to announce the arrival of Fur Coat to the label.
‘Hurricane’ is the first single to be taken from their upcoming album, ‘Polyphony’ (due October), and features the vocal talents of Running Pine who came to prominence last year on Mind Against’s ‘Trust My Eyes’.
The original version of ‘Hurricane’ also marks a double first as it sees the Fur Coat duo - Sergio and Israel - exploring new sounds. “There’s a more indie, electronic vibe to ‘Hurricane’,” explains Sergio, “because it’s from the upcoming album we had the scope to experiment more.”
“It’s still us though,” continues Israel, “I think it maintains the melodies and groovy elements that characterise our sound.”
And the good news is the release doesn’t stop there. If bass guitar and Running Pine’s haunting vocal’s aren’t your thing, the guys have kindly contributed a dubbier, club mix, which really is Fur Coat in all their melodic techno glory. “If the original is more for the day, the clue is in the title of this mix; we specifically produced it for the peak, night time dancefloors,” Fur Coat confirm.
Last, but by no means least, comes Tim Green, who supplies one of the most beautiful remixes you are likely to hear all year. Tim’s been forging a rich vein of form of late with releases and collaborations on Seb Leger’s ‘Lost Miracle’ and Lee Burridge’s ‘All Day I Dream’, and his mix firmly taps into that ethereal, deep sound.
- A1. Esoteric Functions
- B1. Convection
- B2. Bods Realm
Keplrr returns to Control Freak with ‘Reconstructed Club’ - a collection of high-definition techno
with a meticulous focus on sound design, careful arrangement, and a painstaking attention to
A-Side ‘Esoteric Functions’ is a screw-face roller full of anxious, rising pads, driving percussion
and an insistent sub rumble. On the flip, 'Convection' continues down the wormhole with a
propulsive, hypnotic low-end throb & trickling, dissonant arpeggios. Finally, the chugging triplet
groove of ‘Bods Realm' rounds off the journey with hair-raising whispers and warped, dubby
’Reconstructed Club’ is a call to an extraterrestrial dance floor, a catapult through the vortex -
strap in for the ride.
- A1. Impulse
- A2. Terminus
- B1. Void Control
- B2. Curved Path
After a run of amazing releases for the likes of Whites, Livity Sound, Delsin Forest Drive West steps up to R&S with an EP exploring 170bpm jungle.
- A. Revival
- B1. Revival (Beats)
- 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.
GenresDeep HouseHip Hop
- A1. Allegria de Vino
- A2. Bordeaux Pt. 1
- 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.
GenresDeep HouseHip Hop
- A1. Sangiovese Sonata
- A2. Night Harvest
- 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)
- A1. 1001 Nights
- A2. Learning To Fly
- B1. Once And Forever
- B2. Long Time Running
Alfa Romero’s combination of hardware synthesizers and modular systems creates a powerful and organic sound which translates to a unique aural feeling.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. Glances
- A2. Enough!
- A3. Fade Out
- B1. Poeme
- B2. Enough! (The Juan Maclean Remix)
The New World is upon us once again. It has been seven years already, since Markus Gebauer debuted on Riotvan under the guise of his New World moniker, but times are calling for a New World more than ever. And that's both, very generally speaking and particularly regarding his slick and classy approach to Neo-Disco-affairs.
- A1. Horisont
- A2. Outlined
- B1. Not The First
- B2. Telesaki
Over the last couple of years Nandu has made quite an impact, dropping several releases both with Innervisions on their Secret Weapons compilations, his massive cut ‘Child Of A Child’ levelled dance floors across the world last year, and now he’s landed on TAU with four new cuts fresh from his lab.
Kicking off with ‘Horisont’, a bumpin’ cut with dense kicks and an energy-fueled main melody which bounces around the mid-range. Shimmering synths complement the riff, transporting us from our mortal bodies into another vibrational dimension.
Then we have ‘Outlined’, where Nandu channels his mystical aura into a rousing cut that blends arcane sounds with warped vocals and entrancing instrumentation. This one feels like an adventure in the rustic, indoor souks of a vibrant desert land.
‘Not The First’ is next up, offering more of that Nandu magic. At its essence, this one undulates way down below, growing and slowly billowing out into a smooth, serene soundscape. The track is optimistic, emotive and nourishing, taking us by the hand and leading us into a life-affirming breakdown and an equally enriching second half, full of joy and euphoric energy.
Finally ‘Telesaki’ is like a portal that transports us into a hopeful future. Gentle piano keys combine with the soothing low end as a melancholy melody triggers memories of a distant past. Towards the middle of the track a gnarly riff appears, switching up the energy of the track and ushering in a pumped up second half. When you look into the past you can see where you’re going...
- A1. Horizon
- A2. Lucent
- B1. Momentum
- B2. Beyond Dreaming
After being featured on the latest "Realm Of Consciousness" installment as well as the all encompassing "Unity"-project - Coeus releases his first solo offering on Afterlife titled "Beyond Dreaming".
- A1. Virtuality
- A2. Belfast Sun
- B1. Portamento
- B2. Ms20101
Fresh from the silky deepness of “Back to Mine”, his standout contribution to the compilation Dixon Presents Transmoderna, Echonomist now steps to the fore with his debut EP, Virtuality.
- A1. Rushing (Extended Mix)
- A2. Rushing (Afterparty Basement Mix)
- AA1. Come On Come On (Extended Mix)
- AA2. Kouka (Warehouse Basement Mix)
Following a pair of sensational releases on the label this summer, Defected Records are proud to present this special 12” delivery from Darius Syrossian. Kicking off the A-Side with his stellar collab with Jamie Jones, ‘Rushing’ has deep tribal drums, a jacked-up beat and the Strictly Rhythm vocal sample, making a perfect amalgamation of Jamie Jones and Darius Syrossian’s styles. Their impressive inaugural release as a pair has already been turning heads on the White Isle and beyond. The A-Side also features a vinyl exclusive with the Afterparty Basement Mix, stripped back and with atmospheric keys that alter its sound. On the flip is Darius’ latest single on Defected, opening with ‘Come On Come On’, where he delivers a dose of upbeat driving house, a rubbery bouncing bassline and a chopped-up version of the vocal sample that features in both tracks on the single. Rounding off the release is another vinyl exclusive, with the Warehouse Techno Dub Mix of ‘Kouka’, a heavy-hitting dose of main room techno set to get pulses racing.
- A1. Big Love (David Penn Extended Remix)
- A2. Big Love (The Dronez Mix)
- B1. Big Love (Original 12" Mix)
It’s almost hard to believe that a record with anthem status like Pete Heller’s ‘Big Love’ was created out of a happy accident, but that is exactly how it happened. Left to his own devices as his studio partner Terry Farley went to watch a Chelsea game, Pete Heller was playing around with his Akai sampler when he produced what is arguably one of the most recognisable pieces of dance music of the 1990’s. Earlier this summer Urbana Records boss and Spanish powerhouse David Penn took to remixing this enduring classic. Winning over dancefloors in Ibiza and beyond with his signature rolling bassline and infectious groove, the record soaring to both Beatport and Traxsource #1. Now Defected present a special 12” package that features David’s remix, joined on the A-Side by The Dronez Remix, where house masters Erick Morillo, Harry Romero and Jose Nunez lend their classic house capabilities to the track. On the B-Side is Pete Heller’s original, sounding as incredible as ever over twenty years after its original release, once again proving the timelessness of ‘Big Love’.
- A. Joys
As certain as the sun setting across San Antonio Bay each night, throughout every Ibiza season there is a record that becomes the track of the summer. This year Roberto Surace’s ‘Joys’ is that track. Championed by legendary Ibiza heavyweight Marco Carola for some time now, as well as island tastemakers Andrea Oliva, wAFF and Joey Daniel, there has already been serious demand for the club cut. Now Defected Records are delighted to announce Roberto’s debut on the label with the official release of this essential summer tune. In the unlikely event you haven’t already been captured by ‘Joys’, its earworm vocal and explosive bassline make it one seriously addictive track set to go stratospheric.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Joys (Original Sample Version)
- A2. Joys (OFFAIAH Club Mix)
- B1. Joys (Purple Disco Machine Extended Remix)
- B2. Joys (Todd Terry Extended Remix)
It may have won the DJ Awards Track Of The Season in Ibiza this summer, but the lasting impression left by Roberto Surace’s ‘Joys’ has stretched far beyond the island. As it topped the Shazam Ibiza Dance Chart for eleven consecutive weeks, it was also championed by heavyweight DJs like Marco Carola, Andrea Oliva, wAFF and Joseph Capriati, and made it to the Radio 1 A-List. Now this sought-after track will be available on wax, after the limited edition white label sold out before its official release. Defected label-mate and consistent hit-maker OFFAIAH’s storming Club Mix joins Roberto’s stellar original on the A-Side, while on the flip master remixer Purple Disco Machine introduces his disco-tinged grooves to the record, before house legend Todd Terry employs deep, swelling synths and an adrenaline fuelled bassline on his remix to round off this essential 12” delivery.
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Felix Da Housecat x Chris Trucher - Thee Trk! (Honey Dijon Re-Edit)
- A2. Carlo - Perfect Plan (Extended Mix)
- B1. JT Donaldson featuring Liv.e - Stay Inside (Extended Mix)
- B2. Leopard Eats Luke - Music (Extended Club Mix)
Born from the friendship between Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter, Classic is above all else a family label. Creating a platform for artists to satisfy their artistic intentions with left-of-centre house creations, this release sees Classic return to its vinyl-only beginnings for Volume VII of its Label Sampler series. Kicking off the A-Side, Felix da Housecat and Chris Trucher’s label debut from earlier this year storms through the speakers, as the wonderfully eccentric cut is given an edit by long-term member of the Classic fam Honey Dijon. The glorious sunshine sounds of Carlo’s ‘Perfect Plan’ comes next, where disco, house and funk merge together on this delightful dancefloor number. On the flip Texan producer JT Donaldson’s blissful groover ‘Stay Inside’ is joined by ‘Music’, where Classic co-founder Luke, Bristolian powerhouse Eats Everything and Lord Leopard (aka Luke Turner) combine their West Country forces for an absolute party-starter of a record. This sampler is the perfect dose of Classic’s signature grooves that are always full of character, and with all tracks previously unavailable on 12” is not one to be missed.
- A. MD X-Spress - God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix)
- B1. Three Kings Featuring Jaygun & Bashy - Shake Dat Booty (A Pal Joey Interpretation)
- B2. Three Kings Featuring Jaygun & Bashy - Shake Dat Booty (Wahoo Main Mix)
4 To The Floor are committed to delivering seminal house music to wax, making sought after heritage tracks readily available on vinyl for crate diggers to add to their collections. On Volume 1’s A-Side you’ll find a track with one of the most famous lyrics from house music history MD X-Spress’ ‘God Made Me Phunky’, the record has inspired countless producers to sample and remix it, but this 90’s gem still sounds amazing in its original glory. On the flip are two mixes of a Three Kings classic, ‘Shake Dat Booty’. The A Pal Joey Interpretation matches looped vocals with harmonious keys that perfectly complement each other, while the Wahoo Main Mix utilises energetic drums and techy synths to up the ante.
- A1. Kings Of Tomorrow featuring April ‘Fall For You’ (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix - Moodymann Edit)
- A2. Sandy Rivera featuring LT Brown ‘Come Into My Room’ (Take It Back Mix)
- B1. Soul Vision ‘Don't Stop’ (Remix)
- B2. Kings Of Tomorrow featuring Elzi Hall ‘Show Me’
4 To The Floor is committed to delivering seminal house music to wax, making sought after heritage tracks readily available on vinyl for crate diggers to add to their collections. The fourth edition of the series pays homage to one of the most loved names in house music – Sandy Rivera. Known for his soulful dancefloor cuts he has produced timeless classics, with his long-lasting career and multitude of aliases captured by this 12” release. Opening the A-side is the Moodymann Edit of Kings of Tomorrow’s ‘Fall For You’, featuring the stunning vocals of long-time collaborator April Morgan, followed by Sandy’s grooving ‘Come Into My Room’ which features LT Brown. On the flip is Soul Vision’s ‘Don’t Stop’ with its atmospheric strings and gospel vocal. The release is closed with Kings Of Tomorrow featuring Elzi Hall ‘Show Me’, an atmospheric club cut that shows the versatility of this house legend.
- A. Burning (Vibe Mix)
- B1. Always feat. Alana (MK Club Mix)
- B2. Love Changes feat. Alana (MK Mix)
4 To The Floor continues to champion heritage tracks with Volume 7 of the Classics 12” series, ‘The MK EP’. As one of the most in demand producers of the halcyon period of house in the early 90s, this special delivery features three gems from MK’s early career. Opening the A-Side with vocal house masterpiece ‘Burning’, on the flip are two of MK’s most loved collaborations with Alana, first the deep and piano-lined ‘Always’ (Club Mix), before the soulful club anthem ‘Love Changes’. This release highlights the timeless quality of MK’s catalogue, with three cuts that truly stand the test of time.
- A1. Soulsearcher - Feelin' Love (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
- A2. Bobby D'Ambrosio Featuring Lasala - Runaway Love (Michael Gray Extended Remix)
- B1. The Lab Rats Present The Experiment Featuring Lisa Millett - Music Is My Way Of Life (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
- B2. Hardsoul Featuring Ron Carroll - Back Together (Moplen Extended Remix)
Soulfuric Recordings present ‘Disco Dust’, a vinyl-only EP featuring remixes from Dr Packer, Michael Gray and Moplen. A sublimely curated collection of disco delights transporting you to the dancefloor, Soulfuric master the blend of soul and house with ‘Disco Dust’, sharing tracks previously unavailable on vinyl. Kicking things off is Dr Packer’s remix of ‘Feelin’ Love’ by Soulsearcher, where he puts his disco spin on this ultimate feel-good record. Next, Full Intention’s Michael Gray turns his hand to Bobby D’Ambrosio’s ‘Runway Love’ featuring Lasala’s vocals. His soulful remix gives us the magical edit we never knew we needed. On the flip, 90s classic ‘Music Is My Way Of Life’ by The Lab Rats is redefined by Dr Packer, who delivers a groove-laden cut that keeps the record fresh and club-ready, maintaining Lisa Millett’s ferocious vocal. Closing out the release is Italian master-remixer Moplen’s remix of ‘Back Together’ by Hardsoul, creating a magical disco version, accompanied by Ron Carroll’s distinctive vocals. This EP is a record box essential for any disco leaning DJs, as Soulfuric’s evergreen catalogue continues to shine for 2020 dancefloors.
- A1. Soulsearcher - Can't Get Enough! (Dr Packer Remix)
- A2. The Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme Recut (Dr Packer Remix)
- B1. Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin' (Dr Packer Remix)
- B2. Cleptomaniacs featuring Bryan Chambers - All I Do (Dr Packer Remix)
Ahead of a full-length album coming on Glitterbox Recordings, the king of disco re-edits Dr Packer presents the second instalment of this 12” series. ‘Different Strokes Part 2’ features four Dr Packer versions of soulful house favourites, giving a flavour of what’s to come from the LP. Kicking off with a bonafide classic, Dr Packer’s take on Soulsearcher’s ‘Can’t Get Enough!’ maintains all its most iconic elements, the euphoric vocals and timeless groove given a fresh-sounding elasticity. Next up is Dr Packer’s remix of The Shapeshifter’s evergreen ‘Lola’s Theme Recut’ appearing for the first time on vinyl. An exclusive to this vinyl release, a remix of Johnny Corporate’s ‘Sunday Shoutin’’ picks up the pace with a funking bassline to suit any dynamic disco set. Rounding off this foursome of impeccable remixes is Cleptomaniacs featuring Bryan Chambers ‘All I Do’, a vocal house classic from the early noughties, reinterpreted masterfully for today’s Glitterbox dancefloor,r which was originally featured on the label’s A Disco Hï compilation. Dr Packer has done it again, breathing new life into your most beloved dance records so you can fall in love with them all over again.
GenresDeep HouseDiscoNu Disco
- A1. LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’ (Dr Packer Edit)
- A2.Shuya Okino featuring Navasha Daya ‘Still In Love’ (Dr Packer Remix)
- AA1. ATFC featuring Lisa Millett ‘Bad Habit’ (Dr Packer Remix)
- AA2. Soul Rebels featuring Lisa Millett ‘I’ll Be Good’ (Dr Packer Remix)
Ahead of a full-length album coming on Glitterbox Recordings, the king of disco re-edits Dr Packer presents four of his versions of soulful dancefloor favourites old and new, giving a flavour of what’s to come from the LP. ‘Different Strokes’ kicks off with a re-rub of the MK-produced LaTrece ‘I Want To Thank You’, itself a house cover of Alicia Myer’s soul classic from 1981. Dr Packer pulls back on the tempo, making way for keyboards that echo the vocal melody and enhanced percussion. Next, he remixes ‘Still In Love’ by Shuya Okino, a contemporary nu-disco classic with gorgeous string instrumentation and a tight guitar riff. In true Dr Packer style, his version has plenty of extra funk, fleshing out the bassline to suit a dynamic disco set. A remix of ATFC’s ‘Bad Habit’ is next, again given the effortlessly laidback, groove-laden Dr Packer treatment. Finally it’s Soul Rebel’s ‘I’ll Be Good’, a vocal house classic from the mid-noughties, reinterpreted masterfully for today’s Glitterbox dancefloor.
GenresDeep HouseDiscoNew YorkNu DiscoSoulful House
- A1 Give Me A Minute
- A2 Give Me A Minute (Accapella)
- B1 Give Me A Minute (Dubbed Out Version)
- B2 Give Me A Minute (Bonus Beats)
A creative partnership between Tom Laroye and Yam Who?, Qwestlife is a trans-continental boogie trip between the two producers’ respective homelands of Paris and London. Fulfilling the Glitterbox philosophy by crafting great songs the old school way with analogue and weird electronic gadgetry, Qwestlife’s ‘Give Me A Minute’ appeared first on Glitterbox’s Disco Revenge compilation and now graces vinyl for disco connoisseurs everywhere. Featuring the vocals of a frequent Yam Who? collaborator, soul diva Jacqui George, ‘Give Me A Minute’ is an instant party anthem. Disco-fuelled synths and strings plus live sax, trumpet, guitars and bass give a glorious saturated dancefloor vibe rolled into one by sticky hooks and a timeless catchy chorus. Accompanied by the Dubbed Out Version, plus an Accapella and Bonus Beats, this sweet vinyl release provides all the good stuff that Qwestlife have to offer.
- A. Try My Love (On For Size)
- AA. When Love Breaks Down (7" Edit)
The first ever 7” vinyl release from Glitterbox Recordings is a very special double whammy from The Shapeshifters featuring the undeniable voice of Teni Tinks. The double single features the brand new track ‘Try My Love (On For Size), a re-imagining of the Sharon Redd disco anthem from 1980. With fresh horns, strings and arrangements produced by Simon Marlin of The Shapeshifters and a sublime new vocal recorded by Teni, it’s as life-affirming and uplifting as a dancefloor belter can get. Teni is a session vocalist and arranger who has worked with the likes of Rudimental, Quincy Jones, The Jacksons and Emeli Sandé, and has recently been bringing down the house with live PAs at Glitterbox. Working initially with The Shapeshifters on ‘When Love Breaks Down’ – the second single on this 7” package – in late 2017, this release showcases in full the stunning results of their collaboration.
- A1. Lost Desert & Lee Burridge - Welch
- A2. Lost Desert & Simon Vuarambon - Earth Before Humans
- B1. Lost Desert & Bona Fide - No Strings Attached
- 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.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. The Spirit (Extended Mix)
- A2. The Spirit (Yuksek Extended Remix)
- B1. The Spirit (Mark Broom's Let's Talk Extended Remix)
- B2. The Spirit (Mark Broom's Club Rub Extended Remix)
When Simon Dunmore heard Horse Meat Disco drop ‘The Spirit’ at Glitterbox in Ibiza last summer he immediately needed to know where and who the track came from. It’s no surprise that Mighty Mouse’s style of production was a good match for Glitterbox, with his reputation of delivering high energy, eclectic, disco infused sets. The track went on to become Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and has been on heavy rotation among all discerning disco DJs. Now this rugged party starter has its long-awaited vinyl release, with an exclusive remix from Partyfine boss and French maestro Yuksek keeping it company on the A-side. On the B-side are two huge remixes from UK techno titan Mark Broom, bringing new depth to the disco original.
- A1. Hit It Off (Extended Disco Version)
- A2. Hit It Off (Late Nite Tuff Guy Extended Remix)
- B. Hit It Off (Late Nite Tuff Guy Extended Liberated Woman Remix)
When Tom Laroye and Yam Who? debuted their impassioned disco cut ‘Hit It Off’ last year it immediately captured the hearts of its listeners. Now, the release is given fresh life for 2019 with a new vinyl package featuring their Extended Disco Version, and two remixes from legendary Australian selector Late Nite Tuff Guy. Written by acclaimed soul artist Benny Latimore, and made famous my Millie Jackson in 1979, the track was initially translated for the dance music world by Tom Trago. Qwestlife’s take on the record features the unmistakable voice of Teni Tinks, who brings true diva flair to the track. With joyful chorus and smooth production, the duo demonstrate their ability to craft modern disco with traditional analogue techniques in the Extended Disco Version. Late Nite Tuff Guy’s Extended Mix follows, with the silky-smooth sound of a 1970’s club classic. On the B-Side he returns with his Liberated Woman Remix, which takes the listener or a funked-up choppy journey.
GenresDeep HouseSoulful House
- A1. I'm Not Defeated (12" Mix)
- A2. I'm Not Defeated (12" Instrumental)
- A3. I'm Not Defeated (12" Accapella)
- B1. I'm Not Defeated, Pt. II (Honey Dijon's Fiercely Furious Dub)
- B2. I'm Not Defeated, Pt. II (Honey Dijon's Fiercely Furious Dubstrumental)
If Fiorious’ debut single is a pounding fistful of defiant house, Honey Dijon gives ‘I’m Not Defeated Pt. II’ a snapping elasticated rework with her ‘Fiercely Furious Dub’ on this vinyl release. More than just a remix, Honey has recreated a classic Paradise Garage vibe by drafting musicians to re-record the track, with a fresh Fiorious vocal laid on top. A powerful call-to-resistance club anthem, ‘I’m Not Defeated’ is the debut Glitterbox single from Fiorious, now available on 12” along with instrumental and accapella versions, as well as ‘Honey Dijon’s Fiercely Furious Dub’ and ‘Honey Dijon’s Fiercely Furious Dubstrumental’.
- A1. Life Is A Dancefloor (Club Mix)
- A2. Life Is A Dancefloor (Acapella)
- AA1. Life Is A Dancefloor (Reprise)
- AA2. Life Is A Dancefloor (Instrumental)
The Shapeshifters has become a name synonymous with the Glitterbox sound. Simon Marlin’s previous catalogue with the label includes the sublime ‘When Love Breaks Down’, ‘Try My Love (On For Size)’ and ‘Lola’s Theme Recut’, and as a key resident for the party he has brought his joyous disco-infused house sets to events across the globe. Now his latest output ‘Life Is A Dancefloor’ has its long-awaited vinyl outing, following support across the board for the record. Showing his evolution as an artist, the record features the unmistakable chart-topping voice of CHIC vocalist Kimberly Davis and glorious instrumentals arranged by Colin Smith and provided by some of the UK’s finest session players. With its disco influenced sound, expect to hear ‘Life Is A Dancefloor’ at Glitterbox parties and beyond for years to come. This timeless 12” release also features the Reprise, Instrumental and Accapella versions.
- A1. Yo Love (Club Mix)
- A2. Yo Love (Club Instrumental)
- AA1. Yo Love (Dub)
- AA2. Yo Love (Accapella)
Producer, label boss, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter JKriv, aka Jason Kriveloff, is an innovator and tastemaker of the dance music world. Delivering exquisite musicality to everything he touches, his Glitterbox Recordings debut and latest musical output ‘Yo Love’ is no exception. Jason’s former Escort bandmate Adeline provides the vocals on this soulful dose of disco goodness, with her indelible vocals harmonising the lovestruck lyrics. With its unfaltering groove, this 12” package features the stand-out Club Mix, with all the elements of a classic disco track, modernised for dancefloors at Glitterbox parties and beyond, along with all the necessary DJ tools such as the Club Instrumental, the Dub and Accapella.
- A1. I Don't Want You Anymore (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
- A2 - When Love Breaks Down (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
- AA1. No Price (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
- AA2. Boogie 2nite (Dr Packer Extended Remix)
Continuing the series, Dr Packer’s ‘Different Strokes Part 3’ offers a stunning package of the Australian disco maestro’s latest soulful remixes. Kicking off the A-Side with his remix of The MuthaFunkaz ‘I Don’t Want You Anymore’, where the heartfelt vocals of Marc Evans are complemented by elegant keys and live instrumentals, the vinyl next features Dr Packer's remix of The Shapeshifters ‘When Love Breaks Down’, featuring the powerhouse vocals of Teni Tinks this glorious disco cut continues to fill dancefloors with joy. On the flip are two fresh releases from Dr Packer from the Glitterbox imprint, opening with his epic ‘No Price’ remix, and rounding off the release with his take on ‘Boogie 2nite’; a guaranteed future Glitterbox anthem. This red hot 12” is an essential for any disco inclined crate digger, with four cuts ready to set the floor alight.
GenresDeep HouseNu Disco
- A1. Fiorious ‘I’m Not Defeated’ (Catz ‘n Dogz Extended Pride Mix)
- A2. Qwestlife featuring Teni Tinks ‘Hit It Off’ (Mighty Mouse Extended Remix)
- B1. Selace vs ATFC featuring Lisa Millett ‘Hooked On Bad Habits’ (Mousse T.’s Extended Edit)
- B2. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge ‘Falling Deep In Love’ (Joey Negro Falling Into Dub Again)
After a year that will go down in the Glitterbox history books, five previously unreleased mixes that have soundtracked the label’s parties in 2019 are given a special vinyl outing, on part one of new series Glitterbox Jams. This red-hot 12” delivery opens with the sought-after Catz ‘n Dogz remix of Fiorious’ ‘I’m Not Defeated’, where the Polish duo re-work this powerful call-to-resistance anthem into a synth-laden club cut. Up next, Mighty Mouse delivers his gloriously funky remix of Qwestlife’s ‘Hit It Off’, where the powerhouse vocals of Teni Tinks really shine. On the flip disco maestro Mousse T. delivers his magnificent mash-up of Selace’s ‘So Hooked On Your Lovin’’ and ‘Bad Habit’, appropriately titled ‘Hooked On Bad Habits’. Finally, Joey Negro’s Falling Into Dub Again mix of Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge’s sublime summer-time hit ‘Falling Deep In Love’ comes through the speaker, a perfect tool for any disco-discerning DJ. This is another delivery from the Glitterbox camp you won’t want to miss.
- A1. Mike Dunn - Natural High (Mike Dunn Extended Black Glitter MixX)
- A2. Body Music & Amy Douglas - Love Games (Extended Mix)
- B1. Risk Assessment featuring Jemeni G - Remember Me (Yuksek Extended Remix)
- B2. Seamus Haji - Boogie 2nite (Extended Mix)
Returning for Volume 2 of the sought-after series, Glitterbox Jams is back with another red-hot delivery of dancefloor gems, ready to become a record box essential for all discerning disco DJs. Delivering two tracks previously unavailable on vinyl and a pair of previews from the imprint, Volume 2 opens with Mike Dunn’s irresistible ‘Natural High’. Featuring Mike’s unmistakable Windy City drawl, this stripped-back disco-house jam sees Mike flex his musical muscles with traditional analogue techniques. Up next, a silky-smooth disco number and exclusive first listen of enigmatic duo Body Music’s latest output, where pair team up with the ferocious voice of Amy Douglas. On the flip, another forthcoming Glitterbox release powers through, as French production maestro Yuksek turns his hand at remixing Risk Assessment’s ‘Remember Me’, featuring the mystical vocals of Jemeni G. Recounting tales of Studio 54, self-expression and long nights spent on the dancefloor, this exhilarating cut makes a perfect fit for Glitterbox’s ethos of acceptance and open mindedness. Finally, the unmistakable bounding bassline of Seamus Haji’s ‘Boogie 2nite’ delivers a dose of Saturday night fever, rounding off this sublime release from the Glitterbox camp.
GenresBassDeep HouseDeep Techno
- A1 Liverpool Street In The Rain
- A2 Bust
- B1 Looking For Trouble
- B2 Get Impetuous
Producer & DJ Mall Grab has announced his new EP ‘How The Dogs Chill, Vol. 1’, on his brand new imprint ‘Looking For Trouble.’ The new release arrives ahead of Mall Grab’s upcoming ‘Looking For Trouble' tour, including a London headline show on 6th October at E1.
The 25 year old’s latest record follows one of last summer’s biggest house releases - 'Pool Party Music’ on DJ Haus’s ever-excellent Hot Haus Recs, as well as a collaborative EP earlier this year alongside Loods on Steel City Dance Discs, the label he runs with his friends Jarred Kennedy and Jackson Fitzsimmons. Having emerged in 2015 with the infectious ‘Feel U’ EP, the strength and evolution of Jordon’s productions has firmly established him as one of dance music’s most exciting talents.
The new EP arrives in the middle of another busy period for Mall Grab. Having played well over 100 shows in the last year, he just curated the London event Long Live Southbank - a one off fundraiser party supporting the restoration of Southbank’s hallowed Undercroft skate space, which was streamed by Boiler Room. Having grown up skateboarding the event’s cause was a particularly special one for Jordon. About to embark on his much anticipated ‘Looking For Trouble’ tour throughout September and October and with more shows through November & December in Japan and Australia, Mall Grab will close out 2018 on a high.
A1. Mall Grab - Liverpool Street In The Rain
A2. Mall Grab - Bust
B1. Mall Grab - Looking For Trouble
B2. Mall Grab - Get Impetuous
- A1. Take Down Enemies (Original)
- A2. Take Down Enemies (Special Request 'Splurgecore' Remix)
- B1. Alarmed
- B2. Smash
LFT007 "Take Down Enemies" is a powerful collection of three sought after MG tracks and a whopping remix from the one and only Special Request.
Play it loud.
Positive Energy Forever
- A1. POSITIVE ENERGY FOREVER
- A2. DISCONNECT
- B1. THERE IS A
- B2. SHEER FUCK-OFFNESS
In early 2020 Mall Grab released his Don't Keep The Fire Burning EP digitally in an effort to raise money to help fight against the bushfires in his home country of Australia. After the huge success of the EP with thousands raised for charity & a big demand for it physically, the EP has been pressed to vinyl, now titled POSITIVE ENERGY FOREVER (LFT008)
GenresDeep HouseTech House
- A1. Timewriter
- A2. Serendipity
- B1. Zerlon
- 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.
- A1. Loleatta Holloway - Runaway (Dr Packer Rework)
- A2. Rafael Cameron - Let's Get It Off (Dr Packer Rework)
- B1. Ripple - The Beat Goes On & On (Dr Packer Rework)
- 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.