disco . italo . cosmic . disco-not-disco . boogie


Genre pick of the week Cover of Mangiami La Compilation by Various Artists.
'Mangiami La Compilation’ celebrates the titular NYC Lower East Side Italian restaurant and party. Translated literally as ‘Eat Me’, over its six years of existence it was a legendary hang out for the city’s underground cognoscenti like DJ Harvey, Tim Sweeney or Eric Duncan, as well as serving up a mean seafood Risotto Alla Campagnola.

When owner and DJ Gianfranco Costa approached Golf Channel’s Phil South with the idea of releasing commemorative edits and a compilation album to capture the vibe, he jumped at the chance. First, they released 3 Mangiami Edit 12”s in 2014, and now the full comp. The album features new tracks from regulars Totes Preesh (Sean Marquand and Patrick Wood from The Phenomenal Handclap Band), Dedication (Felix Dickinson’s Japanese band project), familiar downtown presence Nick Chacona aided on vocals by Cole Odin Berggren. Cole is a DJ, singer and multi instrumentalist from San Francisco, previously in rock band Bobbie Marie and psychedelic band Ownership, his new project is a solo outing of psychedelic rock-inspired electronic music called Song Rider.

Golf Channel’s own The Loose Control Band (West Coast legends DJ Spun & Jonah Sharp of Spacetime Continuum). Gianfranco himself turns vocalist on two new productions, one from Throne of Blood’s Populette and another from Alex From Tokyo And Bing Ji Ling. Alongside these are two long overdue reissues of lost classics by Thugfucker and Will Burnett’s Grackle alias.

Unofficial musical co director / promoter Jason Kincade was affectionately known as “The Mayor” of the restaurant. He writes: “From 2006 until its lamented closing in 2012 Mangiami was the downtown clubhouse for a very New York cross-section of DJs, artists, musicians, fashion people, music obsessives and assorted layabouts. On any given night of the week you knew that within an hour of sitting down at the bar any number of your friends would soon appear, and be entertained by the massively charming owner, Gianfranco. Then there were the DJ nights. Every Monday (and later Wednesday) from after work until far too late on a weeknight pretty much a who’s who of local heroes and international superstars would play on the rickety old Technics sat on the bar, with mayhem and general debauchery to follow. It wouldn’t be a surprise to come in one night and find DJ Harvey at a table with Tim Sweeney next to Alex from Tokyo and Bing Ji Ling with Eric Duncan manning the decks and 100 people crowded into the tiny space and spilling out into the street.

Before things reached a climactic close, one of many highpoints was the night Tony Humphries asked to play there. The beauty of how full circle things had come was not lost on Costa and South and when the time came, they asked Tony to mix the CD part of the compilation. His expert long blends and trademark smooth style will be familiar to all those who caught the man back in the day either via his Kiss FM mastermixes or his legendary Zanzibar residency. Here he gets a whole new set of toys to play with, and delivers a master class in sequencing, mood building, and the fine art of Deejaying.

“The music is a lovely reflection of how the nights went down there, just happy, good time stuff - whether it’s the more relaxed or the more banging end of the spectrum - both are represented.” says Golf Channel’s Phil South. The cover of the gatefold vinyl is a collage of black and white photos Gianfranco took over the life of the restaurant which showcase the good natured vibe of the establishment - to say the least.

Jason Kincade continues “this compilation of is a pretty accurate view of what went on there. From low-slung fuzzed out sleaze, slow and sexy party grinders to anthemic 120bpm club monsters there is something for all moods to reflect the eclectic shenanigans that went on in that now hallowed space. They’re about to roll down the shutters! Get in!”.


2xLP Info: LP includes download of Tony Humphries mix.

Includes MP3 Download Code.

CD Info: CD version with famed selector and former Mangiami guest Tony Humphries at the controls.

Includes MP3 Download Code.

Ashley Beedle / Lay-Far / Darren Morris

The Slope EP

Ever since the 'Communication EP' which marked the label's 50th release, Alexander Lay-Far has a special place in the Local Talk family.

Since then things have been going well with plenty more releases, tours, the launch of his label In-Beat-Ween Music plus a new full length album done.
With so many things on the go we're of course very happy to welcome Lay-Far back and with him this time, two UK house legends that need little introduction, Ashley Beedle and Darren Morris. Together the trio produced an EP that embraces the charms of both disco and house and we think it hits on every level.

The A-side is dedicated to 'Doctor Feelgood', which is a delicious disco house cut that will make you feel good. Extra bonus points for the wonky bassline.

On the flip, you'll find two versions of 'Slope'. The first one is an easy / breezy number built around jazzy drums, warm chords to catch your breath for a minute or two, lovers of rhodes should lend the track an extra ear, it's pure bliss. After those 5 minutes and 14 seconds has ended Lay-Far steps into the remix arena, turns up the tempo and sends the track straight to the dancefloor.

No need to fiddle around too much, he just sprinkles some extra touches of Lay-Far magic to the original and voila, it's done.

Honey Soundsystem is proud to present an unreleased disco 12” by San Francisco-based musician and producer, Patrick Cowley. Perhaps one of the most revolutionary and influential people in the canon of disco music, Cowley created his own brand of Hi-NRG dance music, “The San Francisco Sound.” During the 70s, Patrick was the lighting technician at The City disco in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. This was SF’s largest Gay entertainment complex, where everyone from Grace Jones to Sylvester would perform. Frank Loverde was performing there with his band Loverde when Patrick asked if the band would like to do backups on some songs he’d been working on. Frank, Linda Imperial and Timmy went to Patrick’s studio and laid down vocals for songs, most of which were never released and remained buried in the Megatone vaults.

In 2007 Honey Soundsystem was contacted by the former owner of Megatone Records John Hedges. Hedges’ was moving to Palm Springs and invited us over to his basement to collect over 2,000 records from his collection. Among the archives we noticed three moldy boxes of quarter inch reel to reel tapes. Included was the final mixed down reel for “Kickin’ In”, an epic 12-minute journey through disco, that Patrick recorded with Loverde in 1978. From the two minute plus drum solo that builds up to the introduction of a bouncing arpeggiated Prophet IV and the harmonized vocals, all transport the listener to another realm. The song encapsulates the Hi-NRG dance music that Patrick became known for. It was an “up” sound for the gay disco scene, music that would compliment and sometimes enhance all night dancing. On the flip are two earlier songs produced between 1975-77 featuring basslines by college classmate and studio mate Maurice Tani. Both songs feature Patrick narrating erotic gay sex fantasies inspired by San Francisco’s leather bars, back rooms and bathhouses. These songs show the sleazy side of Cowley’s slow burning, oozing electronic creations with layers and layers of synthesizer, guitar, drum machine and vocoder.

All songs have been mastered by George Horn, who originally mastered all of the Megatone Records releases at Fantasy Studios. Each 12” comes housed in our custom Honey Soundsystem die-cut jacket featuring an illustration of the San Francisco skyline. Also included is a 8 inch square postcard of the original “Kickin’ In” reel to reel box with Patrick’s handwriting on the front and lyrics on the back. “Patrick parted the veil and entered a dark world of forbidden vices, wondrous musical panoramas and bold, strident, hopeful possibilities. Patrick brought the future to us and laid it at our feet.” – David Diebold ’Tribal Rites’


Chicago Edits

Showing off an undeniable midas touch with killer tracks on Lumberjacks In Hell, Kat and Tugboat, Cratebug has found his way into the arsenal of many of the most respected and well known players in the game. Now the Chicago DJ, producer and remix returns to his Bug imprint with a pair of storming edits which embody the anything goes attitude and energy of his hometown. Repping Ron Hardy from the get go, Cratebug serves up "Acid Train", an incessant, head down house groover, alive with acid lines, raucous crowd vocals and galloping percussion. If all that wasn't enough to fully wet your whistle, the genius inclusion of the train horn sound synonymous with the Warehouse and Music Box should have you ripping the roof off the joint. Over on the flip, "Clock Beats" delivers an edit of the Sparks classic much loved by Derrick Carter, Ron Hardy and Piccadilly's own Martin Evans. This version makes an instant impact and generates immediate response with those familiar with the original as well as with those with new ears. A sureshot if there ever was one. 


12" Info: Blue vinyl

Disco Deviance Presents

Mr Mendel Edits - On The Way / Higher

After blazing through Lumberjacks In Hell, Basic Fingers and Street Edits leaving a trail of hot disco wax in his wake, Mr Mendel arrives at Disco Deviance, ready to rock a set once again! Styling it out to the max, the Dutch boogieman drops two killer jams for the evergreen imprint, demonstrating a clean and tidy approach to editing which makes the magic of the original track the star of the show. As such he owes much to his Chicago mentor and good friend Rahaan whose influence and sound can be detected in these reworks. Smoother than a Cuban shave or French waiter, "On The Way" slinks into your life with a laid back swing, taking the very finest elements of disco, soul and boogie and running with them. Rolling piano chords, a simmering bass groove and sweet syncopated drums form the perfect foil for the loving, caring, crooning vocal. We stay in the soulful end of the disco universe for B-side banger "Higher", throwing up spirit fingers to an uptempo gospel groove ripe with righteous vocals, walking bass and funked up guitar. Deep, danceable disco from Mr Mendel that's certain to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

“As soon as I heard it…sold” Annie Mac
“I love what these guys are building as brothers” Zane Lowe
“One of the hottest prospects around” DIY
“Channelling Bowie and Iggy for their house-y freestyles.” – NME

The ‘Under The Tracks’ EP represents Formation’s first collaboration with Brighton’s house master / producer Leon Vynehall. Lead track "All The Rest is Noise" finds Formation harnessing their dual talents for insistent pop hooks and groove-orientated instrumental loops into their most immediately memorable moment to date. With a message that, you shouldn’t suffer alone, shouldn’t listen to those negative voices, shouldn’t put yourself down. It can change. The EP title track "Under The Tracks" drops the tempo as piano, cowbell and Will Ritson’s increasingly energised vocals flow together into a haze of rhythms; "Love" layers upwards from its pulsing bass into a blend of waves of new disco with a defiant lyrical message about social alienation and a call for Love and solidarity between all people; Whilst "Control" strips Formation’s sound right back to its core with its inventiveness. 


Includes MP3 Download Code.

Grace Jones


    Originally released in 1981, "Nightclubbing" was actually Grace Jones fifth studio album, but the first that really saw her crossover from club-friendly disco diva to full-blown pop sensation. Sly & Robbie's Compass Point electro-reggae and disco-not-disco backing tracks (not to mention the odd Argentinian tango!) and Jean-Paul Goude's new androgynous image for Jones proved to be a winning combination, with "Nightclubbing" considered a classic of the post-punk, post-disco era. Includes a great set of covers, from the Bowie and Iggy title track, via Flash And The Pan's "Walking In The Rain", The Police's "Demolition Man" (which Sting wrote especially for Jones) and Ástor Piazzolla's "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", plus originals like the massive "Pull Up To The Bumper". An essential album!


    Ltd LP Info: Back To Black edition.

    Includes MP3 Download Code.

    Lindstrom & Prins Thomas

    Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - 10th Anniversary Edition

    Eskimo celebrate a decade of off kilter, on point and in demand space disco sounds from these two Scandinavian wizards with a lavish reissue complete with bonus 7". Flawless from start to finish, the debut long player from these Norse gods was a complete game changer on its release, paving the way for a whole genre of Scandolearic fjord funk to please our ears. Universally loved by everyone of the Piccadilly staff, we're delighted that this modern classic is back on the racks. 

    The opening track "Forelopig Bit" draws you straight in to their world, one occupied by delirious keyboard arpeggios, sluggish drums and escalating synthesizer tones. "Boney M Down" introduces a prog rock guitar solo into the formula for a discerning retro sound. But the innovation doesn't end there, as the temperature drops with the fully formed Balearica "Feel Am" and heart-stopping slow motion "Don O Van Budd", before switching back into the techno-informed punk funk idiom "Sykkelsesong". The thirteen track running order also includes single "Turkish Delight" plus B-sides "Claudia" and "Run" (the mystical Scandinavian epic off Feedelity).


    3xLP Info: 180g vinyl in special edition gatefold, includes previously unreleased 7" + download code.

    Back in stock Cover of Sudden Edit 001 by Napoleon / Hristo.
    Maximum swelter on this special 7" straight out the Tropics! Costa Rica's first ever vinyl only disco edits label takes its first steps thanks to this edit double header from label boss Napoleon and Honey Disco's own Hristo. Napoleon digs deep in the crates and comes up for air with a dusty Island groover, sexed up and ready to get hot and heavy in the undergrowth. On the flip, Hristo gets real smooth on the all out lovers' groove "Deja Vu". Looped to perfection, this midnight mover soon relaxes into the heat and intimacy of a night of wild yacht bound passion. This 7" may be diminutive compared to the larger format, but it's all about the motion of the ocean baby.

    New York Edits

    New York Edits 5

    It's time for some more mystery music from the city that never sleeps! New York Edits is right back in the house, ready to throw down at a second's notice. If you're not clued up on the name or skeletal centre label, then I'm sorry to say you're missing out on some spaced out slo mo disco brilliance. Don't worry though, you're within touching distance of a life changing experience, touch the needle to the groove and get astral! On the A-side, our unknown editor harnesses the power cosmic for a sleazy 2am groove, getting stuck into The Incredible Fly's "Want Your Body" to serve up low slung bass with Linn drum lasers, sustained synth strings, echo drenched vocals and all manner of psychedelic weirdness. Slow, trippy and totally whacked out, this is a proper room spinner. The flip takes a welcome turn for the kitsch as we're treated to an extended edit of David Keaton's properly obscure synth pop cover of Van the man's "Gloria". Falling somewhere between Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River", Duffo's "Walk On The Wild Side" and "Adventures In Success", this synth heavy, white funk oddity is the perfect headscratching groove. Another blinder from the big apple.


Melbourne based percussive dance collective NO ZU bring us their newest creation in the form of the “Hi Gloss” EP. NO ZU have been recently championed by the whole Balearic community, as well as being a featured track on Cut Copy’s Melbourne dance compilation, "Oceans Apart". The title track, “Hi Gloss” sets the tone for the EP - one of wild-abandon boogie and no-wave styled house that is at once uniquely NO ZU. Triple X funk and NSFW moods continue to flow and mutate throughout the EP with hedonistic freedom. "Hi Hypnomania" sees the group nodding to influences like Konk and Pigbag, but then swiftly takes them down into a smoked-out, dungeon basement at an un-godly hour to forget about time and space. Side B begins with a jam, "Do Deep Dee", recorded in NYC with Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid) during a session that went from 1am to 6am. The result is as gloriously zonked and dubby as you might expect - a true continuity in free-groove and abstract percussive joy. Finally, the last track sees infamous LA boogie-man, Moon B take NO ZU's "Ui Yia Uia" into a darker dub and bouncy minimalist realm. It's so sweet and fresh that it acts as the perfect after-dinner mint for the Hi Gloss EP. Let the "Heat Beat" posess you.

    Mysterious Scottish producer Otherlover is out for 'revenge' with this tasty 10" slice of deepness for Razor-N-Tape Reserve. Showing the kind of looped up edit excellence we've been missing since the heyday of Instruments Of Rapture, our anonymous jock works an obscure Steve Winwood sample to the bone before leading us by the hand to a sweet synth boogie climax. The looped up synth brings to mind shop favourite "Transition" by UR, turning up the pressure Bar by bar until the fluid bassline, swirling synth and soulful vocal provide the perfect release. For those who steer away from the pump and pound of the peaktime, the dub mix offers a stripped back version of the same stormer, which simmers away nicely without ever reaching the boil. Massive!

    Piccadilly Records

    End Of Year Review 2015

      Back in the day, confronted from October onwards by a raft of Christmas-related albums from the major labels, and barely a squeak of a release from the independents, we decided to compile our own top 50 albums of the year, and promote that over the festive season instead. 

      Nearly two decades on, and with the arrival of the World Wide Web, Piccadilly Records Top 100 has become one of THE essential end of year charts to check out. Our End Of Year Review booklets have also become increasingly sought-after, and now come packed with our Top 100 albums, Top 20 compilations, Top 20 reissues/collections, staff charts and reviews of our favourite albums all wrapped in lush artwork (perfect bound this year!) by Piccadilly pal Mark Brown ( The perfect read for any music lover over Crimbo.

      This booklet is free instore or just 1 pence (plus p+p) via the website. Or if you prefer, view a digital version below.

      Since its release earlier in the year, the sublime "You No Fit Touch Am" has been universally received with open arms. A perfect document of the lessons Dele learned in Fela Kuti's ranks during the 70s and 80s, but brought firmly up-to-date and with contemporary social comment as vital to the afrobeat genre as any rhythm or instrument. To take that forward thinking even further Wah Wah 45s commissioned four huge remixes from some of the UKs most interesting new production names. Wolf Music legend and in-demand house remixer Medlar kicks the package off, bringing an intense and insistent disco flavour to his rework of the title track. The original rhythm is replaced by some funky Onyeabor-esque programming, while the bubbling bassline is pushed front and centre, supported ably by keyboard motifs, bright horns and fx-laden guitar. It's the kind of peak time afro-explosion you can hear rocking the floor at Cosmic Slop or Rhythm Section. London outfit Modified Man take the reins on the A2, lighting a broken beat fire under the same track, while adding some moody synths and tasty fx for the basement crews. Tru Thoughts' no-nonsense house producer Titeknots first delivered this massive tropical-house take on "Sanctuary" all the way back in January. Gaining radio support from Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music, Wah Wah 45s received an endless amount of requests for this to appear on vinyl, so here we are - just feast your ears, it's well worth the wait. Last but not least, Warsaw's finest, Ptaki take on slow burner "We Siddon We Dey Look", incorporating space age synths, deepest dub fx and plenty of Compass Point groove to create an afro-cosmic essential for the modern floor. Four tracks of killer dancefloor fodder for pretty much every occasion, taking the already incendiary music of Dele Sosimi in a more angular and electronic direction, worthy of a rare 12" release on the Wah Wah imprint, we're sure you'll agree.

      London's esteemed, eccentric and ecclectic party crew Beauty & The Beat celebrate ten years of free-for-all party magic in fine style with this first foray into the vinyl market. In keeping with the global nature of their unhindered musical policy, BATB treat us to an unreleased version of Soundspecies' Giles Peterson approved cut "Balafon Jam", which rolls and rattles its way between classic Gambian composition, bass heavy trap and deep psychedelic dub. Breakplus rounds out the A-side with a euphoric tropical disco version drenched in lysergic confusion. The mirror ball begins to spin as the limber bassline, propulsive percussion and snatches of disco history work their way around the irresistible marimba, before exploding into a galaxy of dancefloor stars at the sound of the dubbed out guitar and space age synth. The B-side belongs to the unstoppable Jan Schulte, who dons his Wolf Muller moniker to deliver another mind expanding rework. A key figure in the similarly open-minded Salon scene, Jan assembles additional percussion, cosmic synths and proggy chords to plunge the track into incredible psychedelic depths. Merging the organic sounds of Africa with the cosmic of Italy and the kosmische of Dusseldorf, Jan delivers drops another essential dancefloor track for the true heads out there.


      Patrick says: Holy Shit! Beauty & The Beat turn their anything goes disco into wax brilliance! Three amazing, afro inspired versions including another slice of Wolf Muller magic.

      Yellow Magic Orchestra

      Solid State Survivor - Clear Vinyl Edition

      • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
      • Insert
      • PVC protective sleeve
      • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl

      'Solid State Survivor' was the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979. Featuring Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals), the trio hit their stride with this second long player, a brisk and confident set of synth-disco pop tracks that continues along the line drawn five years before by Kraftwerk. Fun-loving and breezy where Kraftwerk had been ponderous and statuesque, the album sets out YMO's template for electronic pop with less minimalism and a more varying use of synthesizer lines. The English lyrics, written by Chris Mosdell but sung by YMO themselves, make for hilarious listening especially on a cover of the Beatles' "Day Tripper".

      Yellow Magic Orchestra

      YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra - Clear Vinyl Edition

      • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
      • Gatefold sleeve / 4 page booklet
      • PVC protective sleeve
      • First pressing on 1000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl

      Inspired by Kraftwerk, the Japanese trio of Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals) created their own electronic pop outfit, releasing their debut album in 1978 in Japan (’79 in Europe). The band was amongst the first to use a “computer music composer”, which was a programmed Roland MC-8 Microcomposer developed by Hideki Matsutake (composer, arranger and computer programmer). The trio mainly used electronic equipment on this album. The only acoustic instruments used were a piano and marimba percussion. 

      Featuring the hit “Firecracker” (aka "Computer Game"), an infectious and exotic Martin Denny cover, which became a staple in the early electro / hip hop block party scene in New York.

      In the late 70s the influence of the disco sound spread across the Globe. From America to Europe, Africa to the Far East, everyone wanted to dance, dance, dance to the uplifting 4/4 music. The islands of the West Indies were no exception.

      Indeed, at that time in the Caribbean territories, local musicians and producers seized the sound of their US counterparts and made it their own, mixing disco, funk, and boogie (even early rap) elements with some more traditional or local styles. These islands not only tried to reproduce US dance hits locally, they also created their own tropical version of disco.

      Apart from some obvious titles which made it to the charts ("Trinidad" by John Gibbs etc), very few were known about these productions until recently. Most have remained obscure, only being played by a handful of record collectors and DJs. From an initial pre-selection of 40 tracks, Favorite Recordings and compiler Waxist teamed up to narrow down the actual tracklist. With no claim to be exhaustive, this selection represents a tiny sample of a broader ocean of quality Caribbean disco / boogie tunes. It takes a trip to the Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad, as well as a couple of Western major cities, where a West Indies diaspora is strong (New York, London).

      The soundtrack of this journey goes from disco / rap sounds, with the obscure "Macho Man" by Eddie & The Movement, to weird afro-disco / funk-influenced songs, such as “My African Religion” by Jamaican singer Paul Hurlock. Also featured here are a couple of personal secret weapons such as instrumental "Bermuda Triangle" by Musicism, or "Going to the Party" by Barry Bryson.

      Various Artists

      Norman Jay MBE Presents Good Times - Skank & Boogie

      For this 12th compilation Norman kicks off with St Germain’s version of Henry Mancini’s 'Pink Panther Theme'. Next up, Slim Smith’s 'Everybody Needs Love' is a classic from 1968, cut at Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle studio. Sticking with Motown, next we have a 2008 version of Stevie Wonder’s 'Living For The City' by blue-eyed soul man Michael McDonald.

      D-Influence served up contemporary boogie tune 'Good Lover' as part of their 1992 debut long player. Home-grown soul continues with Paul Johnson’s 'Better Than This', released via longstanding UK soul imprint Expansion to deserved acclaim in 2014. Dego & Kaidi’s mix adds a classic 80s soul dimension to proceedings.

      The Chi-Lites 'I Keep Comin’ Back To You' and The Real Thing’s 'Love Takes Tears' expand the 80s theme, bringing in 2-step and boogie, as does Deodato’s 'Never Knew Love' from the same period.

      We switch genres again with Delroy Wilson’s 'Better Must Come', a massively popular roots reggae sufferers lament from 1971 by this former Jamaican child star, it would go on to be used in election campaigns by various Jamaican political parties. 'Kent People' by Laurel Aitken & The Gruvy Beat is the next one out the box and was the flip to the 1969 anthem 'Skinhead Train'. It features the UK’s top reggae band of the era The Rudies. From the same year 'Splash Down' by The Crystalites is another slate that ignited dancefloors in both Jamaica and the UK upon release.

      As the end draws close The Stone City Band featuring Rick James serve up some hard edged boogie, closely followed by a classic Tom Moulton slice of late 70s disco courtesy of The Fantastic Four and their 'I Got To Have Your Love'. If that doesn’t have you dancing then Chanson's superb 'Don’t Hold Back' will leave you no choice. Classic Good Times indeed.


      2xLP Info: Includes exclusive bonus track, poster and download code.

      Red Laser Records keep the Tricolore flying high as young Parisian talent Romain Bezzina joins fellow countrymen Leon X Leon and Alan Dente in the Manc-talo ranks. "Warm Days" sees monsieur Bezzina hit the studio with Bent poducer Simon Mills to  create, curate and compile an EP of sultry, analogue Baleario Disco especially for the Manchester label. It falls to Mills to kick the package off, adopting his Napoleon moniker for a sweet and swooning slice of sunset disco complete with beefy synth bass, chunky drums and sweeping pads. A gentle female vocal tugs at your heartstrings, while a Spanish guitar solo kisses the whole ensemble with golden sun. Bezzina's remix of Gary Low's "I Want You" has already appeared on the recent Red Laser Disco compilation and now gets a re-press on this heavyweight twelve for increased sound quality. If you don't know it, then you're about to experience emotional, Italo-disco delight. Bezzina opens the flip with the shuffling majesty of "Fly Away Jack", a reheated, instrumental rework of Laid Back's yacht disco classic "Fly Away". Tropical, groovy and packed with flavour, this one's the umbrella in your cocktail. The package closes with the sensual synth deepness of Bent's "Exercise 4", an exclusive vinyl release, hot enough to make even the hammering rain of Salford turn into the sweltering sun of St Tropez.


      12" Info: White Skull Records stock with Red Laser sticker on sleeve front.

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