MAGIC MIX

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

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Esteemed Piccadilly favourites The Very Polish Cut-Outs break a short hiatus with a rather dazzling new full length LP - the first album the label have released!

Pejzaz is the new project from Bartosz Kruszynski aka The Phantom, Earth Trax and half of Ptaki. It is a delightful exploration of mid-nineties chill, dusty samples, organic analogue sequences and beatless pieces, all referencing - as with the labels consistently brilliant output thus far - forgotten Polish rarities. The first press of this LP sold out in Poland before anyone else got a look in!

Super limited re-press - only 200 copies available! Buy now or you'll be crying into your bigos.


Discotheque Fantastique is a musical collaboration that produces an eclectic spectrum of genres, somewhere between psychedelic rock, rare groove, funk and cosmic disco. This is the first EP with three party focused tracks. Discotheque Fantastique's "Carnaval" kicks things off with live drums and a  bass so squelchy it puts Maurice Fulton to shame.
Next up is a heavy, HEAVY rework of Shocking Blue's 'Love Buzz', underpinned by a solid four to the floor and topped by a shimmering arpeggiator synths, it's an instant Kosmiche classic.
On the B Side, Club Bizarre delivers an incredible extended version of a classic French cut from the 80's on "Les Filles" marrying atmospheric synth swells to a cosmic disco groove, very French... very good! Tres Bien!

Continuing the Cape Verde series Mar & Sol bring this fantastic masterpiece of an LP ”Nha D’stine” from the legendary singer Américo Brito and his band Djarama. Originally recorded in 1983 and released on a private press by Américo Brito, this masterpiece of sunkissed groove and uplifting energy has been long out of press, so props to Mar & Sol for bringing it back into reach for us minions!

Characterized by explosive keyboards, limber basslines, those irresistible rhythms unique to Cabo Verde and Américo Brito's infectious vocals, this is a a sunshine stunner you will undoubtedly cherish now and in 20 years. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Sil says: Soulful as they come. This is blissful world music that radiates warmth and positive energy without the bloody patchouli essential oil being rubbed all over your face. Seriously essential repress for those of you who know!

FORMAT INFORMATION

LP Info: Includes insert.

For its second release of 2018, the Parisian crew Discomatin picked a real classic of the French boogie era, Palace Hôtel by Preface. If Preface recorded a total of four EPs, it’s this first release from 1986 that is the real deal. Expect shiny synthesizers, percussive drum sounds, catchy and irresistible bass riffs and vocals!

Fortunately, it’s brought here with all 3 versions: the extended “Version Longue”, with its great electronic introduction, the shorter “Version 45 Tours”, if you’re in a hurry and, last but not least, the “Instrumental Version” for those too shy to play the vocals - we certainly are not. Behind Preface, you’ll find three great musicians still at their careers debut at that time, Manu Katche, Jean-Yves d’Angelo and Kamil Rustam. Now accomplished musicians, this project was for them an excursion into more mainstream territories through jazz-funk and boogie influences.

It had quite a success back in the day. Behind this project, you’ll find Philippe Abitbol, the executive producer who was already behind “Chacun Fait (C’Qui Lui Plait)” by Chagrin d’Amour, or French pop singer Patrick Bruel’s debut “Marre De Cette Nana Là”. Thanks to Discomatin, it’s now available to the real connoisseurs with an exclusive insert which contains lyrics and chord progressions, again with the fantastic illustrations of French artist Camille de Cussac.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Discomatin keep the killers coming, following their fabulous reissue of Diva's "La Nuit" with arguably the finest French boogie banger ever, Preface's "Palace Hotel". High gloss synth bass, nipple height guitar and plenty of drum box brilliance, all topped by cocktail hour marimbas and a gorgeous vocal. What's the French for chic?

Next up in the ace Queen Constance reissue series is the mighty 'Roller Rink Funk' by Shift, a killer from the archive, boasting the most apt of names.
Another class act from the plethora of uptown groups that were associated with Queen Constance and her orbiting planets, Shift was possibly yet another 'studio' group put together for this one time release. The co-production nous and involvement of long-time associate Bernard Thomas lends these cuts some serious B-boy credentials. Thomas was involved in a lot of the P&P era early rap material, as well as working with BDP and lending his skills to releases on the cult rap label Zakia too. Needless to say, this particular release is that magic funky frisson between disco, funk and the earliest stirrings of hip-hop, an especially rich vein of music. As the title suggests this one is meant to be heard at the roller rink, the syncopated rhythms mimicking the skaters movements and repetitions. As with any good roller-skating funk record (there are many!) it doesn't take long for you to want to hit the dance-floor, whether it's to skate or to simply get down. An often tricky record to find in its OG state, commanding 'collectors' prices, 'Roller Rink Funk' is back on the block for all the disco freaks for 2018. 


STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: High octane roller rink tackle here from the archives of P&P relation Land of Hits. As you'd expect we get those Lofty cosmic synths, though this time riding a rambunctious funk rhythm tailor made for the shimmer of the rink. I;d imagine Moodymann used to rollerskate to this shit...


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