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Disco Hamam Vol 5

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Disco Hamam

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Landing in store with a suitably saucy cover (think Kiss Me Quick but replace Blackpool with Beirut), the fifth volume of Jonny Rock's highly prized Disco Hamam brings us four fierce and frisky edits of different disco, Arabic funk and beard-pleasing badness. And speaking of Beards, it's that renowned Russian digger Beard In Dust who takes the lead here, rubbing up one of his better known favourites for alternative dancefloor play. Perennial pounder "In Zaire" gets looped up and suped up, energized with a tough EQ, additional percussion and plenty of rushy fx until it grows into a towering tribal monster. Onto the A2 and we have a track so illicit, underground and intense that it must remain hidden, grab the wax to see what we're dealing with. Skipping the flipside and new outfit Tales Of Voodoo light a fire under the ceremonial cauldron with an uber-funky disco-rock jammer packed with zaatar and ras-el-hanout. Taking the thick and swampy wah guitars of "For The Love Of Money" on a magic carpet ride, the crew cook up a rolling groove topped with Rai riffing, apply a crescendant organ line then drop us into an infectious drum break before the whole party starts again. Fireside freakout now well under way, mysterious and shadowy newcomer Esen Gunduz drops "Deve Gucu" on our unsuspecting asses. Powered by a whistle heavy drum loop, this post disco / proto house heater drive through tight slap bass, tumbling percussion assaults and unstoppable Arabic autoharp as it packs the dancefloor for days!


Patrick says: Jonny Rock's irrefutable A&R expertise wins out once again on the fifth volume of Disco Hamam. Beard In Dust puts his spin on In Zaire on the A-side, while newcomers Tales Of Voodoo and Esen Gunduz take their inspo from the middle east for two psychedelic disco winners on the flip.


A1. Beard In Dust - At The Dawn
A2. Track 2
B1. Tales Of Voodoo - Sharky
B2. Esen Gunduz - Deve Gucu

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