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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Closed Paradise-The Masters Series Vol 1 (TMS01) (Promo)



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Tracks:
A1 Your Love I'm Gonna Take
B1 The Vision

Genre: Disco/Deep-House
Release Year: 2016
Label: Masterworks Music
Country: UK
More: 10'' Vinyl, 45rpm, Exclusive!!!
Excited about this promo 10'', sent straight by "Masterworks Music" CEO, and expected to be out during next week. Having proved his skills already with releases on the top labels of the scene, "Closed Paradise" makes his debut on the offshoot series of "Masterworks Music", "The Masters Series", serving the disco audience with two nice tracks! "Your Love I'm Gonna Take" is processed upon a flawless beatline, covered by "yummy" drum kits, providing us with as much disco tension as we need, while "The Vision" is a deep-house orientated track, with sweet instrumentation and vocals all over, smart turnovers, breaks and a bouncing, rolling beat. Top-notch record!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

VA-No Romance EP (MMV003)



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Tracks:
A1 Pontchartrain-No Romance
A2 VinylAddicted-Love Is The Dub
B1 Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee-Do It 2 Nite
B2 Queen & Disco-Just As Long As You

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2015
Label: Masterworks Music
Country: UK
More: 12'' EP, 180 Gram Vinyl, 33rpm
Happy New Year bloggers! Counting almost 700 vinyl posts since April 2011 and I'll keep it going like this, squeezing the hottest only releases out of the disco / edits / house scene. Starting things off with a record that I love and I'm glad to be part of, released during last December on Masterworks Music, titled as "No Romance EP".
Up first, "Pontchartrain" gets deep into the loops and filters with the shimmering disco house brilliance of "No Romance". This killer arrangement of a "Prelude" classic balances hands in the air string segments with percussive breakdowns perfect for the heads down crew. Next up, "Editor's Kutz" boss "VinylAddicted" delivers a deep and dubbed out rework of Roni Griffith's masterpiece "Love Is The Drug". Focusing on that killer sequenced baseline, "VinylAddicted" cuts out the slightly cheesy choral segments in favour of vocal snippets, Flirts-style synth licks and robotic chug. 
Kicking off the flip in head nodding, finger popping style, "Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee" get funky with the slo-mo strut of "Do It 2 Nite". From sleazy slap bass to freak funk organ, this bad boys got the lot, coming out the speakers like a rough and ready disco house twist on "Commodores" classic "Brick House". Bringing the curtain down with a bang, Derry's "Queen & Disco" get deep down and funky with the boogie groove of "Just As Long As You". Four killer cuts on one bargain wax!

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

DJ Dook-Edity EP (TRNSXX1)



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Tracks:
A1 Eagle Break
A2 Togo Disco
B1 Starship
B2 Try

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2015
Label: Transatlantyk 
Country: Poland
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
For the first offering in Transatlantyk's limited series, dedicated to the art of the edit, the Polish "DJ Dook" serves up four cool edits, targeting in Afro, proton and italo-disco era. For me, "Togo Disco" was the real challenge here, based upon the original track of Gregoire Lawani, called "A Cause De Toi", a warm-up weapon which never fails to amaze. This deep and danceable extension of this raw Afro-disco tune works fine with its strolling baseline and hot horns for maximum dance floor utility. 

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

VA-Star On 45 (DFEDITS004)



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Tracks:
A1 Jean Claude Gabri-Star On 45
B1 Dimitri From Tokyo-Lozes
B2 Dimitri From Tokyo-Bleaking

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2015
Label: EBO Records
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 45rpm
Wasting absolutely no time on the formalities, Gavri skips the warm up completely and dives headfirst into the sweat and steam of the peaktime dancefloor with the huge "Star On 45". Wait a minute, forget this "Star on 45'' nonsense, this is none other than "Sylvester" and his gold plated, bona fide disco classic "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)", reshaped, turbo charged and redeployed ready to rip a club apart. 
On the flip, Dimitri tackles Haywood's street soul anthem "Roses", snipping and clipping the vocals and beat repeating those synth lines, prompting a club wide electric slide. As acceptable now as it was in the 80s, the EP closing edit of Ollie & Jerry's "Breaking...There's No Stopping Us", rips the floor apart as Dim chops and loops with wild abandon while keeping the life affirming chorus intact.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

VA-Diggin' Disco Deep # 2 Part 2 (DDD002PT2)



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Tracks:
A1 Junktion-Sidewalk Salsa
A2 Funkyjaws-World Spin
B1 Martin Hayes-Eternia
B2 VinylAddicted-Felt So Good

Genre: Deep-Disco/Deep-House
Release Year: 2015
Label: Diggin' Disco Deep
Country: UK
More: 12'' EP, Heavyweight Grey Vinyl, 33rpm, Disc 2 Taken From "Diggin' Disco Deep # 2" LP
Boasting the production talents of a who's who of contemporary dance floor freaks, this platter sees "Junktion", "Funkyjaws", "Martin Hayes" and label head "VinylAddicted" side by side, delivering an all killer selection of innovative deep-disco and inspired deep house. "Junktion" kicks the set off the only way he knows how, working sizzling percussion, body moving bass and jazzy keys into a sultry deep disco groover par excellence. Next up, "Funkyjaws " adds a thumping kick and frisky filter to a properly funky groove (complete with guitar solo) to deliver a mid tempo house cut ripe for peacetime play. 
If you like your music deep and hypnotic then you should lend an ear to Martin Hayes' "Eternia", a stone cold groove teased to perfection through long filters, gradual evolution and the kind of floor flaying arrangement we got from "The Revenge" at his best. Last word naturally falls to label boss "VinylAddicted", and the producer takes full advantage via the widescreen tech-house of "Felt So Good". Taking disco as his inspiration, VA brings in dubby synths and spacious sonics to create a shimmering cut worthy of any mainroom. Mixed and mastered the old fashioned way, this 180 pressing sounds as fat as it gets, so give it a spin in your next set! (Thanks to Piccadilly Records for the review).

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Friday, November 20, 2015

VA-Soul Shadow EP (PJV005)



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Tracks:
A1 Darko Kustura-Soul Divide
A2 Cucumbers-Never Knew
B1 Cassara-Shadow Show
B2 Slync-Toasted

Genre: Deep-House/Nu-Disco
Release Year: 2015
Label: Pole Jam Vinyl
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
A fan of the "Pole Jam Vinyl" series, since this label is very careful in releasing - only when ready - some of the finest soul-flecked and deep-house orientated anthems, both mid tempo and uptempo. Cannot say anything less but cheering for the great sound and the perfect recording that caresses my ears.
"Soul Divide" by a familiar face on "Pole Jam Vinyl", "Darko Kustura", offers some rolling beats and nice pianoline on "Soul Divide", a track with a sense of Africa defined by the female chanting, while "Never Knew" has certainly the vibes that serve the taste of nu-disco and indie aficionados. Side B' hosts for one more time "Cassara", one of the heroes and trademarks of the label, who offers a deep and groovy bassline on "Shadow Show", a perfectly arranged and solid track with a killer break. Also, "Toasted" is the type of track that assures you that party is not over yet, just let yourself be driven by the hypnotic tempo and the soothing synths. 

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

VA-Restore # 3 (RESTORE003)



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Tracks:
A1 Street Life (Opolopo Rework)
A2 Ladiez Nite (EZLV Rework)
B1 Body Hit (Jean Claude Gavri Rework)
B2 What Is It You Want (Out Of Life) (Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted Rework)

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2015
Label: Restore
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
After a summer soaking in the sun on the world's most exclusive beach resorts, Jean Claude Gavri's "Restore" imprint returns with release number three. Head honcho "Jean Claude Gavri" is joined by such edit luminaries as "Opolopo", "EZLV", "Sleazy McQueen  & VinylAddicted" for four massive reworks, perfectly put together for DJs everywhere. 
"Opolopo" kicks the package off in peaking fashion with a massive, pitched up house rework of the Crusaders' end of night classic "Street Life". As ever with "Opolopo", the additional percussion is tastefully blended into the original while a funked up synth bassline puts a little more bump in the trunk. Next up, "EZLV" digs deeper into the disco party bag to give Kool & The Gang's "Ladies Night" a contemporary twist. Running the filter over a simple vocal loop, the producer rebuilds the track as a thumping French Touch anthem, certain to cause complete dance floor destruction whenever it's employed. 
Flip it for "Jean Claude Gavri", who takes the control for the B1, getting deep into the funk with a heavy duty rework of James Brown's "Bodyheat" (as heard on Theo Parrish's seminal "JB Edit"). Although it's far less filthy than Theo's offering, "Body Hit" boasts a heavy foot, stomping beat and plenty of raw funk power, perfect for turning the temperature up on any dancefloor. Last but not least, "Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted" get groovy and cinematic with "What Is It You Want (Out Of Life)", a sun kissed terrace tonker with acoustic guitar, filtered bass and swinging drums. Mega record and lovely review by Piccadilly Records!

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