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MorkyMork / Tony Tobiason

Personality Edits #3

Personality Edits is back with a third thrilling offering and this time out it is Nordic warrior MorkyMork and Tottenham's Tony Tobiason who deliver the goods. 'All Engines Go' kicks off and is a wildly percussive, textural groove with toms, crashing snares, raw hi-hats and plenty of FX all budding the energy before a mad saw tooth basslines spray about the mix to raise the roof. On the flip is 'Bleep Bleep', which is another wild sound with uptempo breaks and bleeps sounding like nothing else out there. Drop these and the crowd cannot fail to lose their heads.

TRACK LISTING

All Engines Go (MorkyMork Edit)
Bleep Bleep (Tony Tobiason Edit)

The Mr K Edits

Trans Europe Express

The crucial Mr K is back with a special repress for Record Store Day 2024. This one throws it back to his two superb edits of Kratwerk's 'Trans Euro Express' which is cited often as the start of techno. Side A offers stripped-down, bare drum bones, with naked drums shaped into futuristic fusion, while Part II adds synthetic context. Deconstructing Kraftwerk's original sci-fi masterpiece at a slow, smouldering pace, it presents a classic in an entirely new light. This release unlocks doors of serious DJ creativity and should be snapped up quickly before it's gone again.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: You don't need me to tell you how good "Trans Europe Express" is. However, this cheeky little percussion edit from the masterful Danny Krivit extends the dancefloor ecstasy of that metallic drum break into THE GREATEST DJ TOOL ever. Buy two copies and lock into the robot rhythm.

TRACK LISTING

Trans-Europe Express (Mr K 7" Beats)
Trans-Europe Express (Mr K 7" Part II)

Nu Groove spotlights the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers of the time with a series of its vital tracks revisited by leading selectors of today. The label, born in 1988 by Frank and Karen Mendez as an outlet for the experimental works of the Burrell Brothers, quickly became a home for up-and-coming genre pioneers. ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 6’ begins with the late Soulphiction, one of Germany’s most prolific house producers, and their Tweakin Edit of Emjay’s ‘Come ‘N Get It’, originally produced by Rheji Burrell. Next up is another Burrell production, the eponymous single by Tech Trax Inc. receives a Dub Edit from enigmatic genre-bending duo Acid Jerks. Italian house and disco experts Dirty Channels return, unveiling their edit of ‘Better Than Sex’ by Dee Gorgeous, before the Grammy award-winning production duo of Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon close the package out with their edit of ‘Ravenswood House’ by Rheji Burrell’s N.Y. House’n Authority.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Emjay - Come 'N Get It (Soulphiction’s Tweakin Edit)
A2. Tech Trax Inc. - Tech Trax Inc (Acid Jerks Dub Edit)
B1. Dee Gorgeous - Better Than Sex (Dirty Channels Edit)
B2. N.Y. House'n Authority - Ravenswood House' (Honey Dijon & Luke)

Especial Specials has recently helped to take the Japanese label Chill Mountain Record into the world of wax after it previously operated only in the digital world. Now it carries on with a similar MO as it works with Multi Culti label head, DJ and producer Dreems on a new set of limited-edition EPs. He has already landed on the likes of Kompakt, Pinchy & Friends and Futureboogie and now digs into his vaults to serve up some edits and dubs that are hard to pin down but often doused in psychedelic overtones, acid and dub. Each one is a unique work in its own right but they all add up to one helluva good EP.

STAFF COMMENTS

Mine says: Dreems provides all your psychedelic dancefloor needs across two new aurally and visually pleasing 12" compilations on Especial. This one is worth it alone for the addictive groove of 'Battaki'.

TRACK LISTING

An Ancient
Piska Power - Dumm Dumm ~ Ex Riemen (Dreems Rebirth)
Un Peu Sage
Eye-Mah, Yeah-Mah
Umeko Ando - "Battaki" (Dreems Luv It Dub It)

SOLO 500

1-2-3 / Glass (Edits)

SOLO 500 is back on their own self-titled label with the third entry in Galaxy Sound Company's series and again it digs deep into jazz-funk to turn out some killer breaks. Up first is the main theme from 1974's subway hijack movie The Taking Of The Pelham One Two Three and it is one with a funky, jazzy, high-octane sound that has been sampled by Company Flow, Mix Master Mike and many more. On the backside is an edit of a tune from Manfred Mann Chapter Three's self-titled 1969 LP. This one has been famously sampled by The Prodigy. Another great little 7".

TRACK LISTING

1-2-3 (Edit)
Glass (Drum Breaks Edit)

Especial Specials always deal in releases with a story often as interesting as the music itself. This time out they enlist DJ and producer Dreems for a fine collection of limited-edition 12"s. Angus Gruzman aka Dreems is the man behind the vital Multi Culti label and has dropped his own wares on the likes of Kompakt, Pinchy & Friends and Futureboogie but somehow remains rather in the shadows. This deep dive into his vaults should change that - these are edits and dubs that come doused in psychedelia as they trip through several genres. There is off-kilter dub, melon-twisting dub, intensely percussive and tribal dub, and more across the five fantastic tracks.

STAFF COMMENTS

Mine says: Part 2 of a collection of shamanic edits and dubs by Dreems. A bit more on the dubbier side and every bit as good as Vol. 1... Nice to look at too!

TRACK LISTING

Jungle Gym
Peter Power - Adamo Waro (Dreems Horn Dub)
Zulu For Who
Ground & Kabamix - 2099 (Dreems Acid Dub)
Simonas & Gustavas - Undubbed (Dreems Redub)

Joaquin Joe Claussell

Unofficial Edits & Overdubs Praise So Much To Live For (Special 12 Inch Sampler)

    After a long hiatus from his world of Edits & Overdubs, Joaquin Joe Claussell brings you this Limited Edition 12" sampler taken from the forthcoming Joe Claussell "Praise" 6xLP box set. Joe raids the vaults of the legendary Savoy Records, the Strictly Rhythm of Gospel music! On the A-Side he takes the mid-tempo stomper 'So Much to Live For' by Myrna Summers and invokes the holy ghost, fortifying the drums and rearranging the vocals so you are left humming the chorus long after it has ended. The hook 'So Much to Live For' in itself sums up all of the 'Praise' series, a cry to instill hope and meaning in what is often perceived as the mundane of daily life. On the flip is a previously unreleased Joe Claussell take of 'Jerusalem' by Bishop Jeff Banks. Here the sermon takes off right from the jump, a floor filling call and response four to the floor version finished in classic Claussell style. Wailing organs, driving percussion and vocals that will make you want to jump out of your skin. Both sides cut LOUD at 45RPM! One press and gone forever. 

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Myrna Summers And The Combined Choirs Of The Refreshing Strings
    So Much To Live For 5:15
    B1. Bishop Jeff Banks And The Revival Temple Mass Choir
    Jerusalem (New Edit) 8:30

    Jamal Moss' now-classic series is back for 2024 with another entry in what must be one of the most creatively off-the-wall series of edits ever committed to wax. The 4 cuts on offer here deftly blur the lines between disco, house and EBM; reminiscent of The Muzic Box or Medusa's. It's a highly hallucinatory affair, ditching the hyper disco cuts for a more red lit throb - circling in on what must surely be Belgium's late nite underbelly for four coital twisters bursting with x-rated spectacle.


    4 The Ones Who Know!!


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: The saga continues! Jamal Moss' Members Only series, to some, is one of the most important collection of 'edits' to have ever been committed to wax. Their balls-out reckless invention, leftfield source material and experimental frequency abuse appealing to the more adventurous and uncompromising DJ.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Release Of Lust
    A2. 5 Fingers On A Hand
    B1. Pray That U Find Luv
    B2. Where My Hot Sht At

    Master Plan was the Chicago based dance music project of Pepper Gomez and Tom O’Callahan. Spanning from 1984 to 1986, the groups development is in sync with the dance music scene of Chicago during that era. While their first record „Pushin’ Too Hard“ is a Windy City version of the NYC club music of the time and its European cross-pollination, "Electric Baile" from two years later down the line is almost a quantum jump into house music. With the engineering help of Matt Warren, it bears the marks of Ron Hardy, Chip E, Farley Jackmaster Funk or the WBMX dance party craze, if you will. Here you have remastered and updated versions by Enzo Elia and Gerd Janson. The first ones’ edit attempt of "Electric Baile" ignited this edition. A custom-tailored main mix is completed by a dub and useful bonus beat version to do, what DJs used to do. Concluded by two edits of "Pushin’ Too Hard" by GJ, you get two great slices of yesterday that are still major dance music blue prints today.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Running Back turn their attention to this cheeky number from 1986. Bearing all the hallmarks of Ron Hardy, Chip E, Farley Jackmaster Funk or the WBMX dance party craze; it's an electrified proto-house track that should find plenty of favour across the current landscape.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Electric Baile (Enzo Elia Vocal Edit)
    A2. Electric Baile (Enzo Elia Dub Edit)
    A3. Electric Baile (Enzo Elia Bonus Beats)
    B1. Pushin’ Too Hard (Gerd Janson Mega Mix)
    B2. Pushin’ Too Hard (Gerd Janson Instrumix)

    Nu Groove continues to spotlight the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers then and now, with a series of their vital tracks re-edited by leading industry figures and choice selectors of today. ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 5’ opens with ‘Fort Green House’ by Rheji Burrell under his N.Y. House’n Authority moniker, this Nu Groove classic edited by Berlin-based Arms & Legs label boss Daniel Steinberg. Italian duo Dirty Channels then step up to edit the Underground Kid’s 1989 release ‘Get Up’, before House of Peace’s Nu Groove outing ‘Such A Feeling’ is re-edited by Amsterdam favourite Dennis Quin. Closing out this eclectic release of gems, the legendary, GRAMMY award-winning production duo of Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon return, this time editing The Barnyard Orchestra’s 1991 favourite ‘Tasmanian Blues’.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. N.Y. House’n Authority ‘Fort Green House’ (Daniel Steinberg Edit)
    A2. Underground Kids ‘Get Up’ (Dirty Channels Edit)
    B1. House Of Peace ‘Such A Feeling’ (Dennis Quin Edit)
    B2. The Barnyard Orchestra ‘Tasmanian Blues (C’mon Women)’ (Honey

    Unknown

    Edits, Reworks & Sounds - Chez Damier Unauthorized

    Unauthorized Chez Damier edits by some cheeky chappies admitting to their wrong doings but making no apologies for making us dance! "Classic Piano" kicks things off in pure tribal mode, hypnotic conga rhythms weaving through the track beautifully as rich piano stabs and rumbling subs fill the sonic canvass. Sheer power for your deep house dancefloor and one that should unite house heads the world over. DEEEP! The B2 comes untitled and has more uptempo bounce but is equally as deep with its dub-echo stabs and gliding b-line. Halfway through we're treated to one of Damier classic female vocal parts, full of soul and energy. Flip and we get the epic afro-house jam of "Jabalou", mixing horns, live drums and the occasional spoken word into a melee of house goodness that'd you'd catch all the greats working into an extended trip of house pleasure anytime from 1992 right up to the present day. Mega! Finally, "Mix Masters" see a big number from Chez's vaults represented in all its dilated glory. Reach for the lasers! 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Yowzers! It's naughty but its oh so good! Self-proclaimed 'rebellions' actually apologize for their Chez Damier-mining antics but state that it's all in good will - and who are we to argue!

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Jabalou
    A2. Mix Masters
    B1. Classic Piano

    This rare take on the Bobby Caldwell classic will bring latin warmth to any dancefloor. Por Amor was the title track from the first ITTY release in 2021, after many requests for a repress it’s finally out again – now on a 7” with a new Comb dub version on the flip!

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. 7” Mix
    B1. Dub Mix

    The Mr K Edits

    Wela Wela / Komi Ke Kenam

    The wonderful Mr K is back with more edit magic on his own Most Excellent label, this time adding his own spin to 'Wela Wela', a hard edge and raw funk cut from Black Blood, a band of musicians from central Africa but who were based in Belgium. This one was never a hit back in the day for some reason but is built on a killer groove that Mr K reworks and tweaks for more suitable dance floor deployment. It was formerly on his Grass Roots record but now makes its way to a handy 7". On the flip is 'Komi Ke Kenam (Fish & Funjee)' which has tough breaks and funk bass that will ensure 'floors get down and dirty.

    TRACK LISTING

    Wela Wela
    Komi Ke Kenam

    Luke Una

    Mr Bongo Edits - Volume 2

    A cosmic coming together that sees two of Luke's secret weapons, re-edited and re-contextualised by the man himself to provide optimal dancefloor euphoria. A stalwart of the underground for nearly 40 years, Luke has become an appointed leader of the late night disenfranchised, with an unquestionable ability to pick records that make minds tick. Not least through his two E Soul Cultura compilations released on Mr Bongo over the past two years.

    A taste that traverses genres as much as it does emotions and decades, who better to give an insight into the tracks he has chosen to edit, than the man himself. "I've been an avid collector of afro-beat house, techno and underground black heart disco since before the basement soul days of Electric Chair 30 years ago. Both these bombs were very much holy grail finds, plucked from the last four decades of digging in random crates of dusty vinyl all over the world."

    First up, Thandi Zulu & The Young Five's interpretation of Pure Energy's early '80s disco power play - 'Love Game'. With a distinctive South African synth bass and killer keys combo, Luke explains the original has this "bonkers alchemy of heavy machine soul, uptempo rawness and a majestic disco evangelism", making it ripe for a re-edit.

    On the B side, Lionel Pillay's Jazz dancer 'Plum'. "The original was a relentless 18- minute raw jam", Luke states, "which despite its late '70s South African origin kinda reminded me of a 1986 Chicago piano House record".

    "These edits strip the tracks back and rebuild them, giving them more sonic weight with that looped up drum jacking militancy from the days of Chicago, combined with a boosted sense of transcendental, psychedelic, cosmic disco. They have always had such an explosive reaction on so many dancefloors including the heavier electronic club, so it felt only right to reshare them".

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Two sneaky cuts from Lord Luke's studio cache. There's no stopping him at the moment!

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Thandi Zulu & The Young Five - Love Games (Luke Una Edit)
    2. Lionel Pillay - Plum (Luke Una Edit)

    Lextended bring us a new volume of edits, dipping into the realms of House, Latin and New Wave but this isn't your average lot of edits it has that Lex Wood magic. 

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Day & Night (Lex Wolf Edit)
    A2. Just Rock (Lex Wolf Edit)
    B1. Conceição (Lex Wolf Edit)
    B2. New York Jaxx (Lex Wolf Edit)

    Here comes the Booom!!! Edits label with another sublime selection of deep house burners. This third volume from the artist who goes by the name of Earls Booom!!! Edits takes the form of four cuts titled 'NEP.' Th opener is awash with smoky pads and sombre chords over a mid-tempo and dusty groove, but things pick up on the second cut with its gorgeous r&b vocals swirling over warm and humid bass and drums as cosmic synth lines rise out of the mix. On the flip, there is a congo-heavy rhythm topped with a deft little r&b hook and the closer brings more pumping grooves but still with a big heart. These are steamy backroom sounds of the highest order.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Silky smooth and deliciously deep; nice selection of cuts referencing the second summer of love and the first wave of soulful US house with focus and style. Excellent stuff from Earls.

    TRACK LISTING

    NEP-1
    NEP-2
    NEP-3
    NEP-4

    Both out of print "GU Edits" 12" singles unavailable for years (since 2018) now repressed together on blue colored vinyl. Glenn's killer remixes of Amp Fiddler's "Morning" b/w Raul Midon's "Sunshine" and Mos Def's "Lifetime" b/w Incognito's "I Can See The Future".

    All have that trademark GU shuffle, with deep basslines and silky strings decorating much of the frequency spectrum. Each track is given a whole side for maximum fidelity and headroom.

    A highly sought after artefact of the producer's vast catalogue and feverishly collected by deep house heads across the globe..


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Just how Glenn squeezes these highly charismatic tracks into his own wardrobe is quite a feet - but he's managed to impart his own unique style onto these already big personalities - giving them extra mileage across the sets of house and disco DJs and exposing some brilliant soul music along the way. Top drawer stuff, rightfully collected, and back on our racks for a limited time.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Amp Fiddler - Mornin' (GU Nostalgic Forever Mix)
    B. Raul Midon - Sunshine (GU Rewerk)
    C. Mos Def - Lifetime (GU Retro Mix)
    D. Incognito - I Can See The Future (GU ReEdit)

    Nu Groove spotlights the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers then and now with this 12” release of their vital tracks revisited by leading selectors of today. The label, born in 1988 by Frank and Karen Mendez as an outlet for the experimental works of the Burrell Brothers, quickly became a home for up-and-coming genre pioneers. In this fashion, ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 4’ opens with ‘Tonight’s The Night’ by NYC favourites How & Little, AKA The Sound Vandals, re-edited by Italian duo NiCe7. More monikers of Rheji Burrell appear in the collection too, with N.Y. House’n Authority’s seminal classic ‘APT. 2A’ reworked by UK deep tech aficionado Hugo Massien, and The Utopia Project’s ‘File #3’ remixed by Leeds underground duo Mak & Pasteman. Closing out this collection of future classics, GRAMMY award winning production duo Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon return to edit ‘Luv 2 Luv U’ by A.B.T.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: The revitalised Nu Groove juggernaut powers forward, slaying all house pretenders in its path. New V/A EP with four artists remixed by a plethora of talent. It's not just deep house on the menu, garage and acid flavours are also well repp'd on this latest missive from the NY label.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. The Sound Vandals - Tonight’s The Night (NiCe7 Edit)
    A2. N.Y. House’n Authority - APT. 2A (Hugo Massien Rework)
    B1. The Utopia Project - File #3 (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
    B2. A.B.T. - Luv 2 Luv U (Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon Edit)

    Round two of Leo Zero's edit archive series sees four more favourites given the LZ treatment.

    On the A you'll find a killer housed-up version of an NYC New Wave classic, alongside a tight n' tidy beefed up slo-mo disco remaster and chop of a west coast rock beauty. On the flip, a chunky remake of Brit soul bomb as well as a curveball dubby, wonked out version of an alt rock rhythm that's flipped this one into a deep 5am groover.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Leo Zero flips four well-known hits with his own charismatic personality. Tipped if you've been feeling the recent Beatconductor refixes.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Punches
    A2. Dreams
    B1. Taboo
    B2. Feel The Pain

    The Edits Collection label is fast becoming essential with a third irresistible offering in a little over a year. This latest one opens with some soul drenched boogie and disco featuring a heart-aching vocal hook and snappy grooves, then gets more deep and jazzy with 'Disco Is A Feeling'. The flip side opens with the steamy 'Take U 4 A Ride' with its explosive Philly strings and busy percussive lines and '10.15' then slow it down with a more steamy and sexy late-night sound that is all big loved-up vocals and freewheeling synths. All four of these are glorious weapons to have handy.

    TRACK LISTING

    One With The Wynd
    Disco Is A Feeling
    Take U 4 A Ride
    10.15

    Galaxy Sound Co.

    1$ Bin Breaks: Mr. Thelonious Edits

    The Galaxy Sound Co. is now up to number 41 in their buy-on-sight 45s series, this time with '1$ Bin Breaks'. It's another vital 45 rpm that packs a lot in with plenty of epic sound sources that you will recognise and love from some of your favourite hip-hop joints. Artists like Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Puff Daddy, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, J Dilla, Redman and Alicia Keys have called upon the sounds you will hear here from original artists like Odessa, Milt Jackson With The Ray Brown Big Band, Issac Hayes and many more. File this one under essential breaks, library sounds and jazz nuggets.


    TRACK LISTING

    Side 1
    "Sakura"
    "On The Hill"
    "Enchanted Lady"

    Side 2
    "Survival"
    "Sunrise"
    "A Few More Kisses To Go"
    "Go On & Cry"

    The 1st 12" from Chicago DJ / producer Jaycee Indamix and his label, Ginzu Edits. Side A features a sizzlin’ soulful house re-edit of "Sweet Summertime Livin" alongside a grimy edit of Janelle Monae's "Phenomenal" On the flip side are two lush and soulful 4/4 edits of Gil-Scott Heron and Lalah Hathaway. You might remember the Omar and Incognito remixes he did many many years ago, but I'm pretty sure this is the first we've heard from this illusive producer for some time. Big one for the soulful house heads!

    RIYL: Dave Maze, Glenn Underground, Peven Everett, Karizma etc.


    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Lalah Hathaway - I'm Coming Back
    A2. Diana Ross - Summertime Livin 
    B1. Janelle Monae - Phenomenal 
    B2. Gil-Scott Heron - Grandma's Hands 

    After reveling in anonymity for volume 1 (albeit with a few clues), we can now reveal that Tony Loveless is infact the alias of K'Alexi! Who'da thunk it?!
    The esteemed Chicagoan returns with volume 2 of his reel-2-reel edits - executed in that classic tradition that stretches from Jamal Moss and Greg Wilson to Ron Hardy. Source material is painfully obscure so please - answers on a postcard / DM if you know the originals!

    "These Things Happen" pairs soulful female vox to a bucking classic house riddim, chugging with round bass, simple piano licks and overactive woodblocks. It's a gloriously long arrangement, tailor made to get the club burning hot with its diva vox certainly igniting the interest of any queer crowd.

    "If You Want Me To Stay" employs some really tasty tape saturation a la the Members Only series and again, utilizes source material completely unknown to me. It's a fizzy slice of stripped back disco, with bass and drums leading the charge as a fun and funky female vox, rising brass and light keys dress the track in buckets of late night glitz.

    "R U Lonely" is a wild, barn stomping edits that is the most Jamal Moss-esque outta these three edits. Tough on the mid range, looping up a whole plethora of hooks and driving the vocals well into the red. An absolute head melter that sounds like its been ripped straight outta the Muzic Box cira '89.

    Highly recommended! 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Tony Loveless chucks out some barn stomping, buck wild edits that remind me of Jamal Moss' "Worst Edits" series. He's defo been drinking outta Ron Hardy's acid punch whichever way you look at it.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. These Things Happen
    B1. If You Want Me To Stay
    B2. R U Lonely

    The Mr K Edits

    I'm Here Again / Time Of The Season

    Wonderful edit king Mr K is back with more of his superb scalpel work on his own Most Excellent Unltd label. This latest 7" tackles some mighty original material in the form of Stevie Wonder's gloriously uplifting 'If You Really Love Me.' It is just as life-affirming and joyous in Mr K's hands with some extra drum weight and drawn-out grooves that will energise any dancefloor. On the flip is 'Time Of The Season' which taps into some golden funk and soul with soaring vocals and big horns over a killer, infectious bassline.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Danny K's at it again with another double headed 7" tackling heavyweights Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. The king of the edit doesn't shake at the pressure - giving them both the kind of professional service they deserve.

    TRACK LISTING

    I'm Here Again
    Time Of The Season

    After an outstanding debut on M.A.D Records earlier this year Rakim Under is back with the first in his edits series 'Rakim Redun Vol.1'.
    5 edits set to move any dance floor. Rakim Under really is one to watch.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. BASS LOVE (Rakim Under Edit)
    A2. House Teachin’ (Rakim Under Edit)
    B1. Allen’s Hi-Fi Rocks (Rakim Under Edit)
    B2. Celestial Ocean (Rakim Under Edit)
    B3. Life Continues (Rakim Under Edit)

    Various Artists

    Soup Edits 2

    The SOUP collective return with their second manifestation of cultural reincarnation.

    Four more soundsystem specific artefacts taking in a quintessentially Balearic holy grail, some crisp modern machine-soul, a fine, fine gospel / soul end-of-nighter and a jazz-rock sunset anthem - for the discerning dancers..

    Limited copies, flying out already - cop now or cry later! 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: 2nd volume from the so-far anonymous cartel who shed any preconceptions about genre boundaries and deliver four sound system ticklers in various styles and flavours but it's all upper ring pyramid tackle. Buy-on-sight!

    TRACK LISTING

    A1
    A2
    B1
    B2

    B-Edits

    Give It / Hold It

    Super exclusive, blink-and-you'll-miss-'em, killer mixes of Sade and Change. Of the many, many versions of "Give It Up" over the years I'm going to stick my neck out and say this is the 2nd best version which is high praise indeed (nothing can touch the Kenny Larkin version from 95!).

    The Change edit on the flip is equally enticing, looping up that golden Strat lick and extending the best bits of this early boogie blueprint till we're lost in late night dancefloor ecstasy. It's not hard to image the glitterball shimmering bright while this one spins...

    Pretty sure we're one of the very few places where you can cop this, making this a bit of a Christmas coup.... Don't sleep! 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Perfect for the working festive DJ. Sade and Change nicely extended and kitted out in slightly more modern attire.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Give It
    B. Hold It

    Semi-skimmed

    Semi-skimmed Edits 6

    Semi Skimmed Edits return with another duo of lovingly restored, extended and adored nuggets from the deepest crates

    Two blazing jams for playing LOUD.

    SUPER limited hand-stamped vinyl...

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: MCR's James Greenwood continues his cult label with two more tasteful splices for the working disco DJ. Both of these has a bit of that original Ugly Edits flavour, for which we can only thankful.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Under Your Spell
    B. Jog On

    Nu Groove spotlights the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers then and now with a series of their vital tracks re-edited by leading industry figures and choice selectors of today. ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 3’ continues to celebrate Rheji Burrell’s output, who was instrumental in defining the sound of Nu Groove alongside his brother Rhano under a slew of monikers. Up first, Metro’s ‘Turnstyle Turbulance’ gets a fresh edit from respected remixers, the Italian duo NiCe7. What follows is another take on the celebrated house track ‘APT. 2B’ by Rheji’s N.Y. House’n Authority alias, this time by Mark Broom. Tracer’s ‘Love Fantasy’, the collaboration by Luie Rivera and one of the original Paradise Garage DJs, Joey Llanos, is given an edit by Dirty Channels, another established Italian duo and frequent collaborators of NiCe7. Completing the collection is another edit from the unstoppable production duo Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon as they take on ‘Guitarz’ by Rheji Burrell as Asylum.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Metro ‘Turnstyle Turbulance’ (NiCe7 Edit)
    A2. N.Y. House’n Authority ‘APT. 2B’ (Mark Broom's Vox Flanger Mixx)
    B1. Tracer ‘Love Fantasy’ (Dirty Channels Edit)
    B2. Asylum ‘Guitarz’ (Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon Edit)

    Galaxy Sound Co.

    Love Play Edits

    The Galaxy Sound Co's latest 7" kicks off with a remastered edit of 'Passion Play' by The Sugarhill Gang. It's a tune that was originally on their self-titled 1980 album and comes with background vocals from the superb funk and soul band Positive Force. Somehow the tune didn't make the charts at the time though it has been heavily referenced and sampled since, including by the likes of Kerri Chandler. The B-side is 'Who Is She (And What Is She to You)', a soul-jazz cover of a Bill Withers classic taken from Madelaine's only album, Who Is She, in 1978. It has a serious Chicago pedigree and great arrangements from Johnny Pate.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Galaxy Sound Co. continue to dish out the high grade edits. Now on 7" for extra effectiveness in the field (less weight for the real vinyl DJ!) they continue to mine sources of enjoyment for all with these two crowd pleasers sure to satiate even the rowdiest Christmas crowd...

    TRACK LISTING

    Love Play (Edit)
    Who?

    "Skum and Villainy Edits Vol 1" by DJ Deviant represents a dynamic fusion of musical genres and tracks, interweaving elements from rock, hip-hop, and funk. “Intergalactic Rocket Fuel” incorporates everybody's favourite beats and pieces resulting in an energetic mashup.

    "House Party Rocker" epitomises an electrifying blend of lively party hip-hop style harmonised with the potent funk-rock guitar riffs and it guarantees a thrilling experience on the dance floor.

    This release is a superb selection for DJs looking to provide a vibrant and genre-blurring dance music adventure.


    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Intergalactic Rocket Launch
    B1. House Party Rocker 

    The first offering from Personality Edits got plenty of plaudits so we're glad Harri Pierson now goes to work adding his own tweaks to a primitive house jam. 'Work That Boogie' has whistles and jacked-up drums, razor-sharp hi-hats and corrugated bass, all of which serve to get the floor in a sweat. Flip it over and you'll find 'Coco' as edited by Tomato Wallet. It's a mix of old-school scratching and cut-up b-boy breaks with some cosmic melodic signifiers and rich percussive play. This super limited 7" arrives as a one-time-only pressing with no digital alternative.



    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Wild odd ball dance tracks here... Mega stuff. "Work That Boogie" intersects sludgy new wave boogie with Plastikman-esque snare rolls. Whilst "Coco" sounds like Optimo meets Steve Poindextor meets Steve Monite...! Eccentric genius DJs won't wanna miss.

    TRACK LISTING

    Work That Boogie (Harri Pierson Edit)
    Coco (Tomato Wallet Edit)

    Nu Groove spotlights the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers then and now with a series of their vital tracks re-edited by leading industry figures and choice selectors of today.

    The label was born in 1988 by Frank and Karen Mendez as an outlet for some of Rheji and Ronald ‘Rhano’ Burrell’s more experimental music, and ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 2’ continues to celebrate the Burrell twin’s genre defining output.

    First up, Dutch duo Dam Swindle edit ‘I’ll Say A Prayer 4 U’ from Rhano’s Equation project, paying homage to the American house music that greatly inspired them. Next up, Rheji’s Houz’ Neegroz classic ‘Keep Dance’n’ gets reworked by house purist Phil Weeks. Another moniker from Rhano, K.A.T.O.’s five-track Disco-Tech EP harked back to the heady disco hustle of the 70s, with the lead single edited for this collection by one of Germany’s most influential house producers, the late Soulphiction.

    Closing out this celebration of the Burrell brothers is the unstoppable production duo Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon as they take on Rhano’s ‘When Can I Call You’ featuring Lisa Lee.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Equation - I’ll Say A Prayer 4 U (Dam Swindle’s Long Ass Intro Edit)
    A2. Houz’ Neegroz - Keep Dance’n (Phil Weeks Rework)
    B1. K.A.T.O. - Disco-Tech (Soulphiction’s Pause Tape Edit)
    B2. Rhano Burrell Featuring Lisa Lee - When Can I Call You (Honey Dijon - Feat Lisa Lee)

    Nu Groove spotlights the artists that made the legendary NYC label a firm favourite of crate diggers then and now with a series of their vital tracks re-edited by leading industry figures and choice selectors of today.

    ‘Nu Groove Edits, Vol. 1’ celebrates the champion of that quintessential New York house sound, Rheji Burrell. Together with his twin Rhano, the Burrell brothers were instrumental in defining the sound of Nu Groove, often releasing under a slew of monikers, four of which appear here.

    First up, the underground pioneer Bruise aka Christian Campbell takes on Burrell’s ‘Secret Code’ released under his Jazz Documents moniker. Anonymous Berlin duo Acid Jerks edit the deep house classic ‘Tech Trax Inc.’ by the eponymous pseudonym.

    What follows is house purist Phil Weeks’ rework of Houz’ Neegroz ‘All Night Long’ featuring vocals from Quiana. Rounding out this eclectic collection of edits, the unstoppable production duo Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon take on the legendary track ‘APT. 2A’ that Burrell released as N.Y. House’n Authority.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Jazz Documents - Secret Code (Bruise String Edit)
    A2. Tech Trax Inc. - Tech Trax Inc. (Acid Jerks Edit)
    B1. Houz’ Neegroz Featuring Quiana - All Night Long (Phil Weeks Rework)
    B2. N.Y. House’n Authority - APT. 2A (Honey Dijon & Luke Solomon Edit)

    Black Truffle

    Black Truffle Edits 2

    As Black Truffle returns for his second release on GAMM he loaded up three amazing edits for your dancing pleasure.

    Continuing on his personal and distinctive approach, these tracks land somewhere between working man's disco-boggie and psychedelic, library jazz-funk...either way, it's on the left side of the dance music spectrum and sound deliciously raw and not over-produced.

    Especially check out the A1 track "Aurora" which has had us rocking in our seat here at Picc HQ...what a jam!
    But the two B-side tracks are also not to be overlooked, full-on disco assaults for dancers and DJs alike. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: The second volume of GAMM edits from Black Truffle doesn't disappoint in the slightest as he mines some pretty leftfield source material with delightfully danceable results.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Aurora
    B1. Milk & Honey
    B2. Spa Dance

    The Mr K Edits

    Funky Music / Giving Up

    Legendary DJ and edit king Mr K is back on Most Excellent Unlimited with the latest in their essential collaborative series. As always this is a slab of wax that offers up two gorgeous cuts that have been skilfully cut down to a maximum 7" 45rpm format. The first is Luther Vandross's 'Funky Music (Is a Part of Me)' which David Bowie later reworked to become one of his many hit singles 'Fascination.' In its original form, it has rickety soul grooves and lavish stings next to the soaring vocals. The tune second is Zulema's 'Giving Up' which has a dramatic intro, Mr K remasters it and allows the rolling piano, great string ensemble and guitar sounds to really cut through clearly. Two bonafide dancefloor delights.

    TRACK LISTING

    Funky Music
    Giving Up

    Matt Early & Lee Jeffries

    Rocking Me In Your Arms

    Second quick fire instalment from Sonic Wax. Kicking off with the A side "Rocking Me In Your Arms" is a proper uplifting, disco-house banger with driving piano chords, disco bass and slamming drums. Landing somewhere between Shir Khan and Chez Damier. 

    Flipping it over you have a galvanized boogie squelcher that's mastered fat as f**k and decorated with modern production flurries. Excellent dynamics moving from verse to chorus and back again; this one should have the disco / boogie crowd rushing up to the booth for a track ID.

    Promising stuff indeed from this fledging label. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Matt Early & Lee Jeffries follow up their label debut with another quick fire disco-house-boogie romp.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Rocking Me In Your Arms 
    B. Knowledge & Love 

    Matt Early & Lee Jeffries

    Lady - Inc. Opolopo Remix

    Lee Jeffries has been digging deep on the debut release of Sonic Wax Records new label Disco Edits.

    Based on the super rare £1000 album track "Lady", Matt & Lee take it to the next level with their 'Disco Dust' mix for the main house rooms and the Defected /  Glitterbox crowd with big production and diva vocals.

    Then rising jazz-disco-house star Opolopo gets deep and dirty on a moody disco vibe that pulsates though your body delivering stylish grooves, more diva vox and thick, quality production. Both sides already gaining support from Opolopo, Kenny Dope, Bobby & Steve, Wade Teo etc etc. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: The unstoppable Opolopo is rarely out of the racks at the moment, and the stems of "Lady" are in safe hands with the Hungarian producer. The Disco Dust duo also do the track plenty of justice, taking it straight to the more housey dancefloors.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. Lady (Opolopo Remix)
    B. Lady (Disco Dust Mix) 

    'I have such vivid memories of the early 90s when everyone in our community couldn't stop talking about that incredible movement called La Ruta del Bacalao or simply La Ruta. My brother was a regular on the Ruta,
    and I can still feel the excitement when he brought home those tapes after a wild weekend. Those AC/TV, Spook Factory, and Spiral cassettes became my ultimate soundtrack back then, and they were probably my first taste of electronic music.' - DJ Katah aka Moon & Mann born and raised in Alicante.

    MM Discos pay homage to the dance music of those magical early 90s, particularly that bustling and influential scene that inspired DJs all around the world. We've got Jaisiel, Tech Support, Trepanado, and Clap Kent taking charge, delivering 4 amazing edits that will transport us right back to that golden era of electronic music in Spain: Lar Ruta del Bacalao. Get ready to
    dance and let the nostalgia wash over you!

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: MM Discos pay tribute to the lesser known but culturally significant La Ruta del Bacalao movement from Spain (which judging by the pictures on google looks much like the Cosmic movement in Italy only with VWs instead of Citroen 2CVs). An ephemeral and magical moment, it's actually a really interesting rabbit hole to jump down if you've a penchant for dance music history! These three tracks seem to display how the scene distilled EBM, techno and punk attitude into their own geo-specific sound.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1) Jaisiel - Timeless
    A2) Trepanado - Abrir Fogo
    B1) Tech Support - Dream Space

    Stamp is back with a special three tracker of disco edits from J1mi Beyonders!
    A trio of unashamed hands-in-the-air pumpers to induce dancefloor euphoria...

    Limited white label pressing - not available online, and no repress.

    You know what to do! 

    TRACK LISTING

    A. When The Lights Went Out
    B1. Cryin' For Love
    B2. Jenny

    Various Artists

    Cult Edits 008

      Blistering come-back from Culted with five multi-tempo’d bangers, something for every tribal gathering from chic Tulum rituals to the brutalism of Eastern-European underground clubs, rounded off by doses of Italian Rasta and Japanese re-imagining of Hungarian folk song. Cult wizardry at it’s finest, once again!

      TRACK LISTING

      A1 Mario Bianco - Gwada
      A2 Tomoo Hata - Budailion
      B1 Roe Deers - Colorita
      B2 Radial Gaze – Cognate Unika
      B3 A-Tweed & Oltrefuturo - Fyah

      The highly esteemed, A7 Edits lines up Volume 6 in their much sought after, official edits series. Four feel good dancefloor re-works of obscure Afro-disco gems, plucked from the extensive Africa Seven vaults.

      Opening up the EP, John Talabot & Pional take on Cameroon’s Ekambi Brillant giving a deep electronic twist to ‘Afrika Afrika’ before Ghana’s Gyedu Blay Ambolley gets his disco funk heater ‘Highlife’ re-edited by Alan Dixon.

      On the B, another double dose of Cameroonian cuts, as Jacques Renault breathes new life into the jazz funk joint from Michael Amara - New Bell and Pasteur Lappe’s standout hit ‘Na Real Sekele Fo Ya’ gets a housed up edit from Escapade.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Ekambi Brillant - Afrika Afrika (John Talabot & Pional 'Lost Scripts')
      A2. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Highlife (Alan Dixon Edit)
      B1. Michael Amara - New Bell (Jacques Renault Edit)
      B2. Pasteur Lappe - Na Real Sekele Fo Ya (Escapade Edit)

      After a long break, Dub Disco is back with a special package of magical edits. Georg Wedel gets us underway with the exotic, lilting, soft-rock belter "König Dub", which is suitably littered with drifting tape delays as Wedel chops up elements with a deft hand. Aussteiger switches tact for a southern flavoured, porch-rock groove with gospel undertones and irresistible guitar line. No idea where he's dug this from but it's pretty special indeed.

      Onto side B and Polyplay deploys a swung, 3/4 future dubber, complete with soulful beatdown vocals on "Durch die Nacht". Craftsmen concludes this head turning set with "Desperado" which pairs pitched up female vox to a rigid breakbeat and gentle subs; a curveball end of night track that completes this odd ball but infectious set beautifully. 


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Another well sourced and re-jigged smattering of oddball dance music from the Dub Disco cartel. Certain to cause head turns, beard twiddles and forceful track ID requests.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1 Georg Wedel - König Dub
      A2 Aussteiger - Yusuf Dub
      B1 Polyplay - Durch Die Nacht
      B2 Craftsman - Desperado

      The Mr K Edits

      Like A Prayer

      The one and only Mr K sure does know how to cook up a masterful edit. Here he heads into gospel territory with the latest 7" in Most Excellent Unlimited's collaborations with him. Both of these tunes are appearing on 7" vinyl for the first time here and have long been staples of the sets of Danny Krivit. His 'Churchapella' edit of Madonna's 'Like A Prayer' is as holy and steamy as it gets with the whole thing sure to uplift and energise any crowd. On the backside is a superb edit of the Clark Sisters slinky rare groove gem 'Ha-Ya (Eternal Life).' It's a slightly slower tune but one that makes just as much of an impact.

      TRACK LISTING

      Like A Prayer (Churchapella Edit)
      Ha-Ya (Eternal Life)

      From the deep south in Louisiana comes a new debut on GAMM from producer Koichi Toyama.

      Over this four track EP Koichi has selected some of his favourite Japanese jazz-funk and jazz-fusion tracks from the 70's and 80s'. With tasteful editing skills, the tracks are re-arranged and sometimes remixed into hybrid club jams which would tickle the fancy of any house jock worth his headphones.

      If you dug the Felipe Gordon 12"s on Local Talk and Nervous or enjoyed Plastic People-era Theo Parrish sets - this bad boy's definitely for you! 


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Defo a bit of a jazz dance resurgence going on at the moment. Koichi Toyama selects the finest bits from the Japanese vaults and re-packages them for our dancefloor enjoyment. Totemo yoi!

      TRACK LISTING

      A. Samba Do Marcos - Koichi Toyama Edit
      A2. Santa Monica - Koichi Toyama Edit

      B. Gramma Grass - Koichi Toyama Edit
      B2. Samba Chimba - Koichi Toyama Edit

      Pina Edits

      Vol. 9

      Another big-hitting, small format slice from the Pina Crew! Funk-heavy & crisply rendered workouts across A/B here as they go on a decidely deep house tangent.

      "C64s" swings and sways with all the sloppiness of a Jose Rico or Rick Wade production. Pumping organs and warped strings ultimately giving way to a hi-pass filtered hook of "Heaven and Hell Is on Earth", super nice.

      "Billy Dance" is more low-slung, moody backroom vibes with a subtle 303 guiding proceedings in the background. Sexy horn stabs and a swamp of intoxicating Rhodes plumping up what is already a very bustling deep house instrumental. Reeeal nice. 





      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: A housey offering from the Pina cartel who keep things swaying nicely through two exclusive edits on another instalment of their infamous pocket rocket.s

      TRACK LISTING

      A. C64s
      B. Billy Dance

      Orange Tree bossman Jimmy Rouge gets his shears out for another round of evergreen edits from deep in the depths. Soundsystem crunchin new wave and synth pop sounds, sit side by side with mind expanding downtempo melters for this all hitters, no critters four tracker.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Bay Leaf
      A2. Rounders
      B1. Night Train
      B2. Fever Dream

      Sunshine Sound

      Happy Song - The Francois K & Walter Gibbons Edits

      Sunshine Sound deliver an absolute doozy for their vinyl debut, treating us to 'Happy Song', the original DJ tool from the legendary Francois K.

      This is not just a bonus beat...This is THE bonus beat! This iconic rhythm track has been the source of countless samples, imitations & duplications since it first appeared in 1977. Now for the first time FK's original edit is available as a high quality stereo recording direct from tape. You may now put away your bootlegs.

      Flip it over to find the long lost Walter Gibbons Battle Edit of 'Happy Song'. 
      Walter Gibbons, one of NYs founding DJs, would skilfully experiment with the rhythm live on turntables at his Galaxy 21 club residency, whipping the floor into a frenzy as well as inspiring FK to create his famous edit.
      What you may not know is that Walter also worked on his own version of Happy Song. Pulsing with primordial stereo syncopation, Walter's previously unheard Battle Edit could be considered the Director's Cut.

      This is just the beginning, prepare to amend the history books.

      Package includes hand-stamped sleeve and information inlay.

      TRACK LISTING

      A. Happy Song (Edit By Francois K)
      B. Happy Song (Walter Gibbons Battle Edit)

      Pond Life co-captain, Marma Boog reaches for the sixth gear on OTE010 laying down three no nonsense, mind melters. Taking first prize for best song title, Marma Boog hits with an Italo mix of ‘Hypnotizing a Kookaburra’ to kicks things off. Proper hyperspace pumper business, synth hypnotism with that cosmic kookaburra in tow.

      On the flip a dark percussive, tribal-tinged chugger in the form of the Mood Mix with a familiar vocal that sits all to sweetly in the midst of the psychedelic stomping.

      Keeping it on a similar tip and rounding off the EP in style, ‘East of Canada’ powers on through - a downtempo, piano poised, acid-laden trip to expand your mind.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Millie says: Orange Tree Edits bringing the real OJ with BITS (controversial?!) this mega slice of italo disco cosmic-y goodness with the epically named track 'Hypnotizing A Kookaburra' while 'East Of Canada' doesn't disappoint on the chuggy disco front.

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Hypnotizing A Kookaburra (Italo Mix)
      B1. Hypnotizing A Kookaburra (Mood Mix)
      B2. East Of Canada

      Wild Style

      Down By Law / Subway Beat (Kenny Dope Edits)

        As pieces of musical curation go, Kenny Dope's reimagining and reediting of the Wild Style breakbeats is outstanding.

        While the music from the 'Wild Style' OST is truly seminal, the story behind it is even more fascinating.Underneath the voices of important rappers from hip-hop's first wave – Cold Crush Brothers, Double Trouble, Rammellzee, Busy Bee and more – were a selection of backing beats that have underpinned and influenced a whole lot of hip- hop ever since. It would be easy to mistake them for genuine breakbeats dug out of crates, but they're not. Overseen by hip- hop impresario Freddie Braithwaite – better known as Fab 5 Freddy – in collaboration with Blondie's Chris Stein – the songs from the Wild Style soundtrack are all unique creations intended as a homage to the early breakbeats.Drummer Lenny Ferrari – who had played for Aretha Franklin before emerging on the punk scene – and bassist David Harper played many of the iconic grooves, two somewhat forgotten participants in shaping a legendary sound. They – and Chris Stein – weren't even in the same studio at the same time.Kenny Dope, a long-time fan of the music, later acquired the original reel- to- reel tapes from Charlie Ahearn, the film's director. Using the Wild Style breakbeats – many just a minute or so long – he transformed them into longer edits that give them more room to breathe. 'Down by Law' and 'Subway Beat' are two of the most famous, breakdance classics that summon up visions of graffiti'd trains speeding through the South Bronx.

        From the legendary hip hop movie 'Wild Style'.

        Kenny Dope edits using the original reel-to-reel tapes from Charlie Ahern, the film's director.

        TRACK LISTING

        Down By Law (Kenny Dope Edit)
        Subway Beat (Kenny Dope Edit)

        Snips is the founder of Barbershop Records and co founder of Livin Proof, with over 15 years experience as one of Londons most prolific DJs and over 10 years worth of production credits across Hip Hops underground. 2018 has seen Snips emerge as a budding solo artist, fusing the production styles of Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the turntables.

        With his debut album "The Barbershop" making waves on both sides of the Atlantic and his Single "The Product" On Classic Records garnering support from a cross genre selection of heavyweights such as Karizma, Benji B, Eli Escobar, House Shoes, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and Henry Wu, Snips returns on his own label Barbershop Records and delves into Edit territory once again with a second limited 45'. This release delves into some modern soul and jazz, flipping some new age cult classics to club friendly future anthem.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Think About It
        2. The Philosopher

        Belpaese

        Belpaese 02

          After making their debut with that wicked four tracker of Italian edit excellence at the end of summer, the mysterious talents behind the Belpaese project down their grappa and step up to the plate with a second volume of cut up killers. The set opens with a total cinematic stomper called "Dal Vivo", pulling us in with tight bass riffs and tumbling percussion before the full bodied guitars, horns and hairspray synth licks turn our brains inside out. Over on the B1 the intensity drops a little for the Balearic splendour of "Moribonda", a coastal boogie bomb with rapped Italian vocals, chunky pianos and all the warmth of a mid afternoon Aperol. Last but not least, "Sara Uno Smacco" is a funked up slow roller with a cool female vocal, warm strings and a rattling back beat. Think Carly's "Tranquilo" by way of Cliff's "Green Light" and you're gonna be a happy camper.


          Steve Monite / Tabu Ley Rochereau

          Only You / Hafi Deo - Frankie Francis / Nick The Record & Dan Tyler Edits

          The ever-reliable Soundway come more than correct this week with a vinyl only DJ 12" featuring two mega re-edits of GIANT Afro dancers from Steve Monite and Tabu Ley Rochereau. Now a firm favourite in many a DJ's record bag, Nigerian disco-boogie king Steve Monite's hit "Only You" (featured on Soundway's recent "Doing It In Lagos" compilation), is given a rework by Sofrito's own Frankie Francis. Frankie switches up the arrangement, boosts that pinging bassline and adds a little extra club thwomp to deliver a definitive dance floor mix of this Afro-disco bomb. Sublime synthlines, impassioned vocals and insane space echo fly at you from all sides as this masterpiece unites the club in bass-led ecstasy. On the B-side, Nick The Record teams up with Idjut Boys' Dan Tyler to take on "Hafi Deo" - a beautiful taste of breezy tropical Congolese pop from Tabu Ley Rochereau. Dubbing out most of the vocals, tweaking the arrangements and adding the requisite amount of tape delay, Nick and Dan reshape this proto-house scorcher in time honoured fashion. Imagine hearing Boyd Jarvis and Shep Pettibone back to back in a Congolese jungle - ace!

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Patrick says: Soundway's biggest dance floor heaters get the edit treatment here, with Frankie Francis turning up the heat on Steve Monite's synth disco smasher, and Nick (The Record) and Dan (The Idjut) offering a classic dub mix of loved up afro winner "Hafi Deo".

          TRACK LISTING

          A. Steve Monite - Only You (Frankie Francis Disco Jam Mix)
          B. Tabu Ley Rochereau - Hafi Deo (Nick The Record & Dan Tyler Re-Edit Dub)


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