Lettbeint Liten Sak (Bjorn Torske's Nyredisco Miks)
Review: After a year bewildered in the woods Kango takes a step forward with a new 12"! He's taking the bpm down a notch for a midtempo 80s influenced electro disco teaser called 'Lettbeint Liten Sak'. The arrangement is as always in the leftfield area of disco. Twisting and knobbing the hook in a way you might call insane. But we don't. Getting used to not being able to describe his music we just lean on his album title & simply call it Fjordfunk. To enhance the experience we managed to get the legendary dubmeister Bjørn Torske to work his magic. As always he delivers the goods with one arm behind his back. Actually he also wore blindfolds during the remix. Maybe you might hear it. We're not sure. The second on the A-side is a track called 'Bak Mål' and is that strange little track that no one would believe would ever be released.....Simply because of the EFX at the end of the track. How big balls and ego does this man have inside???
Review: Classic disco re-issue! A couple of nice Miami disco numbers from Jimmy Bo Horne, getting on the spankwagon on the A-side with a pumping club track, but not letting up on the flip either, another crisp number guaranteed to keep the disco burning!
Review: Dean Meredith’s White Light Circus returns to the 12" format with the celestial funk of "Rocket Ride" (extended version), a synth and drum work out that pays its dues to not only the robo-disco of Giorgio Moroder, but also to the Teutonic modulations of Kraftwerk and their oscillating computer soul. For the B-side, Meredith hands over the controls to Andy Meecham, who re-configures the rocket’s motherboard, presenting us with an Emperor Machine Version that spins us sideways into a meteor shower of insistent rhythms, sputnik melodies and sound effect squiggles. This is the follow up to 2005’s acclaimed "Marching Orders" which had a legion of DJ supporters including The Glimmers, Headman, Trevor Jackson, Soulwax, Prins Thomas, Rub N Tug, Pedro Ed Banger, Idjut Boys, Optimo, Stevie Kotey & Mr Scruff, etc.
Review: The soulful title track to her album of the same name, "Bad For Me" is remixed here with a bit more flair by Larry Levan! The tune skips along at a really upbeat little pace, not really club but with more of a boogie flavour overall and it's backed by a mellower number with some jazzy George Duke production!
Review: In 1980 Tina Weymouth was playing bass for the Talking Heads while her husband Chris Frantz played drums. The couple were vacationing in the Bahamas when they met Monty Brown and Stephen Stanley. Together the four set out to make the kind of music that David Byrne and the Talking Heads stayed clear of: romantic, sunny, dance-able pop music. Their debut single, "Genius Of Love" is that classic early 80s cross between synth-pop and hip-hop, and went right to the top of the dance charts, securing them an identity separate from that of Talking Heads. It found a home in the samples of several hip-hop aficionados and was even nicked by Mariah Carey for her 90s hit, "Heartbreaker".
Love International - "Dance On The Groove (& Do The Funk)"
Doctor's Cat - "Crash" (Monner's edit)
Heaven 17 - "I'm Your Money"
Logic Sytem - "Clash (Chinjyu Of Sun)"
Memory Control One (MC 1) - "Basic"
Peru - "Oriental"
Eloy - "Horizons"
Chris & Cosey - "This Is Me"
Chocolate Star - "The Pop"
Review: In the 1980s, Compost's Michael Reinboth was co-editor of the fanzine "Elaste" which won several awards. Now it returns as a compilation series. Vol 1, compiled by DJ Mooner, is all about the Cosmic disco sound of the 80s.
Review: Starcluster featuring Marc Almond with a 2007 version of high energy synth disco. 'Dachlucke' is a killer track
with a powerful drive and classic synths reminiscent of Jean Michel Jarre. On the flip is the lead neo-disco track
'Smoke And Mirrors' with vocals from Marc Almond, a great piece that will inspire dancefloor wildness, and could
well be headed for a pop chart near you soon. Bonus track 'Winter On Ice' is another sweet serving of pop synth
club music. And all delivered in a nicely art-worked Aube sleeve by the hot Berlin artist Marc Brandenburg.
Kathy Buck - "Don't Beat Around The Bush" (Frankie's Cutting Around The Bush re-edit)
Thunderflash - "Reach Your High Tonight"
Up Front - "Infatuation" (Frankie Rodriguez' Infatuated re-edit)
Roy Ayers - "Fast Money"
Les Femmes - "Yes You Thrill Me"
Pamela Joy - "Think Fast"
Review: In 2008 the Masterpiece compilation series continues with 'Masterpiece Volume 6: The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection'. Again a very special collection of 12 inch mixes of the eighties. You will find great 12 inches of Bar-Kays, Roy Ayers, Dynasty & Love Club and less known (but not less loved) long versions of Kathy Buck, Up Front and Evan Rogers. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered for all 80’s disco funk lovers.
Programming/Unauthorized Procedure/Criminal Drug Evasion
Soul Control/Quarter Run (feat Alena Waters)
Flotation Device/Fear Or Laziness?
Laziness (feat Amp Fiddler)
Usually Suspected/The Quest (feat Amp Fiddler)
Second Chances (feat Monica Blaire)
Space Cowboys & The Interplanetary Gangster Edit
Review: Theo Parrish's masterful Sound Sculptures Vol 1 on triple LP format gets a timely repressing!! In total here there are 9 of the 27 tracks from the full double CD version but these still run the gamut of Theo's inimitable talents, from rough and tumble disco edits to saccharine soul, raw beatdown and leftfield esoterica. Be sure to check the Omar S- featuring "Synthetic Flemm" and long time Juno favourite "Flotation Device". If ever there was a selection of tracks that fully showcased the incredible breadth of production talent this man has, this is it. Not to be missed!