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Following the 7” revisiting Candi Staton’s much-loved gospel anthem, this Glitterbox Recordings 12” features four diverse remixes of ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, three of which are new to vinyl. Kicking off with Larse’s Vocal mix, touching deeper territory with a mid-tempo house rendition, Dr Packer’s indulgent piano-littered mix is next, picking up the energy and re-introducing the disco beat. Italian producer Moplen delivers a 90s-influenced Classic Club Vibe mix, maximising Candi’s uplifting vocal. Finally is FK’s Director’s Cut Signature Praise 12” Edit, a Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper production which is available here on vinyl for the very first time. Picking up the pace with soaring synths and a grooving beat, the mix takes the anthem firmly back to the dancefloor, compelled by the original song’s call for jubilation. Four must-hear mixes from Glitterbox, breathing fresh energy into this timeless record.

Rarely does an artist pay homage to the classics like Dimitri From Paris. The Grammy nominated producer, remixer, composer and DJ has made every one in his repertoire of reworks sound effortless – no mean feat when the original tracks are by the likes of one of Disco’s greatest musicians. He has a long history of remixing classic records, starting in the late 80s and culminating in this achievement of a lifetime, Dimitri From Paris presents Le CHIC Remix.

This 10-track album features brand new remixes alongside all the much-loved essentials that have resonated with artists from Frankie Knuckles to Disclosure, Gilles Peterson to Mark Ronson. Alongside the reworks – three of which have never been released before – are instrumentals of each, most also previously unreleased, for the ultimate bumper pack. Available in 2CD, download, and vinyl formats (full details to be announced), the album is an essential for seasoned Disco lovers. To create the project, Dimitri was entrusted to use the original studio masters from circa 1978 - 1980 that feature all of the individually recorded musical and vocal elements. The majority of these songs are for the first time given a respectful new mix and arrangement, unveiling never-before-heard performances, turning the spotlight on the beautiful orchestrations of one the most unique and highly-revered production duos of the Disco era and beyond; Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, along with their CHIC organization of musicians.

Kicking off with the unmistakeable CHIC staple ‘Le Freak’, Dimitri’s timeless remix making the exquisite instrumental harmonies shine like only Dimitri can, the album delves next into ‘Lost In Music’ and a new mix of CHIC’s classic ‘I Want Your Love’. Norma Jean’s life-affirming ‘Saturday’, originally co-written by Nile Rodgers in 1978, is given a remix of cinematic proportions, no doubt set to become the climax of many Dimitri DJ sets to come. Sister Sledge’s ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards for the Disco power group, is given the Dimitri treatment with an extended mix, drawing out the string motifs, showcasing unheard sections from the original master tapes, sounding better than ever. Further exclusives include ‘Forbidden Lover’ and another Sister Sledge masterpiece, ‘Got To Love Somebody’ with cowbell and horns resplendent. More highlights include new mixes of Sister Sledge’s evergreen ‘Thinking Of You’ and the final track, an underdog from French chanson singer turned one-time Disco act, Sheila & B Devotion ‘Your Love Is Good’, a euphoric high to close on and another using many elements from never-heard-before outtakes.

Through Disco grooves and meticulously reverent production, Dimitri From Paris presents Le CHIC Remix gets to the heart of why CHIC’s music remains so universally relevant, underlining the enduring cultural significance of dance music in its most unabashed form. This album is a demonstration of how captivating the sound of a full orchestra of musicians can be, compared to today’s largely computer generated offerings – celebrating the eternally endearing qualities of some of Nile Rodger’s best-selling records, not to mention, for over 40 years, the unquestionable power of a great Disco record.

The Box is a numbered Limited Edition of 1000 units
5 x 180 gram vinyl

Printed parts finished with a soft touch matte lamination. Box art uses a matte silver foil for the silver parts
The box will come with packed with a ‘press photo’ insert of CHIC & Dimitri

Candi Staton

Hallelujah Anyway - Inc. Moplen / Frankie Knuckles Remixes

Candi Staton’s much-loved disco anthem ‘Hallelujah Anyway’ gets a house-inflicted remix by Italian producer Moplen, as well as a previously unreleased Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper version, on this 7” vinyl gem. Italian producer Moplen delivers a 90s-house-esque Classic Vibe mix while production greats Frankie and Eric pick up the pace with soaring synths and a grooving beat in the FK’s Director’s Cut Soul Praise mix. Glitterbox presents two must-hear mixes both breathing new energy into this timeless record.

Ron Hall & The Mothafunkaz Feat Mark Evans

The Way You Love Me - Inc. Dimitri From Paris / Tom Moulton Remixes)

Glitterbox resident Dimitri From Paris and remixing pioneer Tom Moulton present their retouched mixes of Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz modern day soul classic "The Way You Love Me". Initially released in 2006, Marc Evans provides velvet-smooth vocals complimented by background harmonies and timeless disco production. For his iconic T.S.O.P. remix Dimitri From Paris enlisted the help of Salsoul Orchestra founder Vincent Montana, Jr. for fresh strings as well as a new full orchestra arrangement. Tom Moulton’s retouched sweet-sounding ‘Philly Re-Grooved Remix’, previously released on Harmless in 2013, comes laden with guitar riffs, dreamy harps and xylophone for even more instrumental glory. Two disco legends come together under one stunningly soulful Glitterbox release leasing new life into this timeless record.

The Shapeshifters Feat. Teni Tinks

Try My Love (On For Size) / When Love Breaks Down

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.

Massive 12" here for our in house, self confessed funky-house-a-holic, Kickin' Pigeon. Four tracks here that take him back to an era of Blackburn barn parties hosted by toothless ravers much tougher looking than this sleek, feminine-friendly house music would indicate.

"Different Strokes Part 2" features four Dr Packer versions of soulful house favourites. 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. 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 the funkier and more soulful inclined, this is one of KPs personal favourites and a crowning glory for the 12". 

The ever delectable Glitterbox continues to provide new disco and boogie vibrations, all sparkly and radiant and updating injecting fresh life into this timeless genre.

Krystal Davis' "So Smooth" featuring remixes from Kon and Yam Who? alongside the original and an instrumental. One of the last in a rare breed of dedicated crate-diggers, Kon’s vast knowledge of the heavily swung rhythms of classic disco make him a reverent remixer for this mid-tempo Krystal Davis disco hit, originally released in 1985 on New York label Urban Rock Records Inc. His version amps up the pace, tailoring the record for any discerning contemporary disco set. Midnight Riot Records head Yam Who? goes blissed out with the synths for an irresistible mix that’s smoother than smooth. Massive! 


Matt says: Big on from '85 here with originals feverishly collected. The Yam Who reworks ain't half bad either... top stuff again from this fledging new disco firm. Full marks!

Ahead of the 10-track album Dimitri From Paris presents Le CHIC Remix, this limited, hand-stamped white label features two of Dimitri’s meticulously reverent mixes alongside their respective instrumentals. In his mixes of Sister Sledge’s evergreen ‘Thinking Of You’ and the unmistakeable Chic staple ‘Le Freak’, Dimitri’s touch underlines the enduring and undeniable power of these timeless disco records. On the A-side, Dim delivers extra polyrhythmic power, kick drum punch and stereo space to deliver the definitive version of Sister Sledge killer "Thinking Of You". Meanwhile on the flip, the Frenchman mixes up the arrangement and ups the intensity to add a little extra dancefloor oomph to "Le Freak". C'est magnifique.


12" Info: Hand stamped 12"

Glitterbox continue to represent the sounds from the modern day disco / house underground, enlisting Folamour to provide the dancing goodness on release number eight for the label. Sharing many of the timeless production traits of golden era disco; lively instrumentation, direct beats and harmonized melodies, "The Power and The Blessing of Unity" plays like a mini album, exploring Folamour's love of house and disco with a fearless intent. The title track sparkles with brass stabs and a textbook swinging disco beat while "Island Of Recent Father" breaks things down into synthy house goodness. "Let’s Grab Some Smokes" channels a more contemporary lo-fi sound before "Home Beyond The Clouds" see Folamour close with uplifting house hooks and percussion. Folamour brings the disco blueprint kicking and screaming into 2017 with a high end mix down, ultra fat mastering and a few nicely modern day processing traits that make it kick, bite and throb on our powerful, high end sound systems. Other than that, the spirit, energy and philosophy is exactly the same as its late 70s counterparts - feel good music to share and to dance to. Folamour keeps the vibe alive for disco lovers around the world, Recommended. 

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