Review: Andromeda Orchestra returns, unearthing "Don't Stop" and employing Ray Mang on remix duties, turning the track into a peak-time disco master class. Strings, Clav's, Piano's, spacey keyboard solo's, sound fx and modern disco drums collide for maximum dance floor connection. It's perfect for the bigger clubs and festival sets and yet still intimate enough for the smaller ones.
B1 see's "Kano Line Dance", finally receiving the vinyl release it deserves. This spacey disco nugget effortlessly combines Rhodes and guitars to create yet another modern, dance floor hit, which is already receiving support from the likes of Horse Meat Disco.
Rounding off the EP on B2 is the original of "Don't Stop". The disco original sits perfectly between "Constellation Orchestra" and the more underground disco sound of New York. Perfect for the summer.
Review: New pop-up Keeps Going takes us on an intercontinental genre spanning ride through the tempos. Eight nuggets lovingly re-touched, tweaked, tucked and tailored for the floor, shore and record bore by the gentle hand of Any Gram. It's bell ringing! It's hammock swinging! Stick it in your fumando and inhale!
Review: number 12 in the stable from the label you know as dessert island discs. It's more disco goodness - 3 tunes made to get down and boogie with players Bubbles the Pimp Nelly Wilson and Pierre Pressure combining for a triple threat disco threesome. It's ok we like to watch AND we like to listen, y'all! Hitch the wagon to this boogie action.
Review: Joe Corti returns to his own label China White for the second release a year after the first. The first release seeing alot of support from heavyweight DJs in the house game and also a load of views on youtube. China White as a whole have been busy throughout the year throwing succesfull party's in London.
Review: Moonrise Hill Material has an interesting mission statement. The French label says that it is dedicated to "poetic house music", a deliciously open-ended concept that's open to all sorts of interpretations. In the case of this EP - a multi-artist affair featuring label regulars and newcomers - that largely means chunky club tracks that doff a cap to classic disco and boogie. There are deviations from the blueprint, of course - see the dub-flecked tropical house slinkiness of Tochigi Canopy's "Gulf Ressac", or the Andres-ish loop jazziness of LB aka Labat's "Your Ass Gotta Go" - but it's likely most DJs will reach for the celebratory positivity of Etheyne and Folamour's party-starting A-side cuts.
Review: New label alert! Magic Bird coaxes Golden Fleece into giving up some quality original material, plus a road-tested eclectic bomb with this three track EP.
Golden Fleece has been making left of centre dance music for some years now, releasing on labels such as Eskimo, Redux and Mixed Blood Cuts.
The EP leads with the truly epic piano houser Keep Doin'It, with it's house piano-heavy riff complimented perfectly with it's rolling bassline and killer synth line, a real gem. On the flip we settle into the hypnotic chuggy dance floor groover that is Shappelle's Boogie, a super-chunky hypnotic trip that keeps on giving! I Love U2 gifts us with the cheekiest of edits that serves as a reminder that dance music doesn't have to be one dimensional. Top drawer.
Review: HOMAGE goes from "out here" to "really out here" with their sixth release from Mr. Sunshine, a brand new duo from London artists Danvers and Luke Campion. Just like sunshine, this combo pack of techy rollers and UK bass really lights up the dance floor. Starting strong with "U Don't Know Me," Mr. Sunshine aim straight for the dome with a heaving house bomb that might blow up your summer. A cut deeper than the rest, "My Knife" is a slice of UK bass with speaker rattling capability for peaking crowds. Rounding out the project is "God Chord" a breaks influenced bass track equipped with cheeky vocals and a stuttering acid line. Bringing everything full circle is NYC treasure and rising star, Justin Cudmore, who's flipped the standout "U Don't Know Me" into an equally massive club weapon. Folks get down in the sunshine!
On this 5th release on P.O.D CROSS, production and Dj duo Politics Of Dancing (S.M.A.L.L & Paco) hook up in the studio with two key players of France & UK House music scenes. On the A Side, Paris electronic don Chris Carrier teams up with the boys to provide a proper acid trax. On the B side, it's Nottingham House legend Nail who joins in to spare his groove mastery. P.O.D CROSS delivers another state of the art, quality two tracker cut for dancefloors.
Review: New 4 tracks Ep by Riccardo Masi alias Reekee. We can also see Erik Rico return to Wrong Notes dropping his voice for the first track of this Ep plus a reinterpretation from the Detroit finest Patrice Scott thru the Sistrum rules on the B side. The other 2 tracks are pure instrumental house delivered from Reekee who did the honors with 2 banging dancefloor tunes.
Review: Juno Records present 'Robot84 Vs Native Dub', a limited edition vinyl release of the brand new heavyweight Italo Disco/House tour de force from Robot84. The track has already been causing a stir across dance floors all over the world as a result of major support from some of the biggest DJs working today, such as the mighty, DJ Harvey, The Black Madonna, Gerd Janson, Honey Dijon, Artwork, HIFI Sean, Melon Bomb Ibiza as well as many more disco/house DJs from Ibiza to Berlin, London, Japan and Miami.
'Robot84 Vs Native Dub' has been played on BBC Radio 1 by Annie Mac and Monki, as well as being featured in May and June's editions of Mixmag.
This limited edition 12" includes the 'Dubstrumental Mix' which will only be available on vinyl.