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Coming Up This Week:
VA-Funny Angle EP (TAR006) (12'' Heavyweight Vinyl, EP, 2014, Netherlands) (Deep-House/Jazzy-House)

Eddie C & El Molito-Ess Oh Ess / Baltimore (CE007) (7'' Vinyl, Limited Hand Numbered Copies, 2014, Canada) (Disco/Funk)

VA-Supalatino Vol II: The Sound Of Funky Latin America (SL002) (12'' Vinyl, Compilation, 2014, UK Import) (Afro/Funk/Latin)

As long as vinyl lives...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dimitri From Loisada-Talkin'bout / La Victoria Xocolat (DFEDITS002) (COMING SOON!!!)

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Tracks:
A1 Hanny Dottaway-Talkin'bout (Dimitri From Loisada Edit)
B1 Johnny Farfisa-La Victoria Xocolat (Dimitri From Loisada Dj Friendly Remix)

Genre: Disco/Funk/Edits
Release Year: 2014
Label: Ebo Records
Country: UK
More: 12'' Promo, Electric Blue Vinyl, Limited Copies, Record Store Day Tip, 45rpm (A'Side), 33rpm (B'Side)
Another hot post for today, another hot release by "DF Edits", which is an offshoot of "EBO Records". This time our hero Dimitri comes from "Loisada", so before I started this review, I had to satisfy my hunger for knowledge to see where or what "Loisada" is (have never heard of this place, despite the fact that I am very good in Geography).
I took the Wiki help to find out that "Loisaida is a term derived from the Latino pronunciation of 'Lower East Side', a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. The term was originally coined by poet / activist Bittman Rivas in his 1974 poem Loisaida". Also this Manhattan street hosts the homonymous "Loisaida Festival", which has been celebrated since 1987 on the Sunday before Memorial Day. This Latino celebration is the largest ethnic pride festival in Lower Manhattan and grows annually in impact, attracting 15,000 people each year. 
Back to the vinyl now, which is gonna be out on account of the "Record Store Day" on April 19th. "Dimitri From Loisada" edits skillfully "The Ghetto" of "Donny Hathaway" on side "A", which was originally released on "ATCO Records" back in 1970 as a 7'' vinyl, but if you are looking for the extended version, then unavoidably your unique option is to get the LP "Live", as released in 1972 or one of the unofficial releases that followed. On the flip we have a dj-friendly remix by Dimitri on "Los Conquistadores Chocolates" by "Johnny Hammond", working on the "Classic NYC 12'' Mix". Excellent!
A big honor to label honcho "Jean Claude Gavri", as only limited records from every music style are included o this "RSD" catalogue. You can pre-order you copy from the Belgian "K-Records" store. This special record will be out only for 300 copies, pressed on electric blue wax. Beautiful!

*** Special thanks to Jean Claude Gavri for the promo!

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Tiefschwarz-Music (0111110BTNP)

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Tracks:
A1 Music (Original Music)
B1 Music (Matty's Soulflower Vocal Edit)
B2 Music (Disco Music)
C1 Music (Latin Music)
D1 Music (Matty's Deep Instrumental Dub)
D2 Music (Beautiful Music)

Genre: House
Release Year: 1999
Label: Benztown Records
Country: Germany
More: 2 x 12'' Vinyl, Promo, 33rpm
Was really quick to purchase this double vinyl promo as was released in 1999. Never have I bought a "Tiefschwarz" production after that (if I remember well) but this one was really good, with six mixes covering almost every style: disco, latin, soulful, deep. "Matthias Heilbronn" joined this release with two nice mixes, but I think that the one I liked and played mostly is the "Latin Music" mix. 
Written by "Peter Hoff", "Bast Schwarz", "Ali Schwarz" and "Joy Denalane". Remixed by "Matthias 'Matty' Heilbronn". Vocals by "Joe Denalane". Guitar by "Uwe Metzler". Bass by "Franco Petrocca". "Benztown" released only between for the period 1999-2000 and was a sub-label of "Edel".

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Latanza Waters-Mountain Top (723-001)

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Tracks:
A1 Mountain Top (Soultronic Stomp)
B1 Mountain Top (Soultronic Dub)

Genre: House/Disco-House
Release Year: 2000
Label: 723 Music
Country: US
More: 12'' Vinyl, 45rpm
Today I choose something that's not very easy to find in excellent quality, a record that I used to play a lot during spring-summer season of 2000. Pure house bliss and excellent disco party vocals by "Latanza Waters" and background vocals by Yvonne and Anissa. "E-Smoove" is behind both "Soultronic" versions and the result identifies the Chicago disco-house vibes of that period. "723 Music" was a "Subliminal" offshoot. Very uplifting!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Barry Mason-Body! (SR7007)

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Tracks:
A1 Body (Get Your Body) (Radio Version)
A2 Body (Get Your Body) (Body Version)
B1 Body (Get Your Body) (Disco Version)

Genre: Disco/Italo
Release Year: 1983
Label: Superradio Records
Country: Italy
More: 12'' Vinyl, Limited Yellow Copy, Dj-Edition, 33rpm
Can't think of a better disco way to begin this weekend! Another limited 12'' of my collection, this time devoted both to Italo and energy-disco lovers. "Body!" is a little known track from the singer of "Camaro's Gang" group, "Barry Mason", whose real name is though "Fabio Mason".
A track that is so modern and can be easily follow the nu-disco style of nowadays. Excellent bassline, sweet guitar ala Nile Rodgers style, together with uplifting male and female vocals and superb keyboards. I was really tempted to edit the main version and supply it with a more updated beatline and normalize its pitch, however nothing can make it sounding better than it is. Raw, touching and special as a choice for a dj, I played this record last Saturday on "20/44 Boat" club in Belgrade and I've been still recalling all those huge reactions on this. Great record!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Love Unlimited-High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (4Z8-1410)

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Tracks:
A1 High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (You Got It Together)
B1 High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (You Got It Together) (Instrumental)

Genre: Disco
Release Year: 1979
Label: Unlimited Gold Records
Country: US
More: 12'' Vinyl, 33rpm
"Unlimited Gold Records" was a label founded by "Barry White" in 1976 while he was making rhythm & blues smash hits for "20th Century Records". "Unlimited Gold" released only one LP by "Love Unlimited" before it went dormant. That was until 1979 when Barry left "20th Century Fox Records" for "CBS Records", where it became the outlet for his recordings and productions. 
This gem includes probably the best track of the "Love's Back" LP which is "High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella", on both main and instrumental version. With all the power of the "Love Unlimited Orchestra" and the class of the ladies that structured it, the fine arrangement of Barry and the superb sound recording for that period, this maxi is a top representative for that period and 1979, as I said many times, has been one of the disco music history's milestones. Unlimited chorus, unlimited strings, unlimited vocals, unlimited synthesis, unlimited love! A must have for every disco fan! 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

VA-Number 1 (WBM10)

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Tracks:
A1 Banzaii-Chinese Kung Fu (Disco Version)
A2 Southroad Connection-You Like It We Love It (Remixed Version)
A3 Jeffrey Staten-Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Remixed Version)
B1 The Hamilton Affair-How Can I Keep In Touch With You (Long Version)
B2 Atmosfear-Dancing In The Outer Space (Slow Edit Version)
B3 V.I.P Connection-West Coast Drive (Slow Edit Version)

Genre: Disco/Funk
Release Year: Unknown
Label: Indian Records
Country: US
More: 12'' Vinyl, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release, 33rpm, Rare!!!
After a seven-days break and a wonderful gig in Belgrade last Saturday, I am back home and found some time to rip this old rarity that exists in my collection. A very rare and unofficial release, actually the first part of two compilations on the US "Indian Records", served as a promotional and limited edition copy. This one also released with the name "Disco Gold" (BSR 0103), back in 80s. 
This is a record with some really tasty stuff and tracks that honestly cannot be found easily  somewhere else in such an extension of time. Among the highlights on side "A" is the remixed version of the "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by "Jeffrey Staten" and the remixed version of "You Like It We Love It" by the "Southroad Connection". On side "B", the long version of "How Can I Keep In Touch With You" is more than precious for the diggers, while  some hot funk stuff is found on the slow edit versions of "Dancing In The Outer Space" by "Atmosfear" (believe it or not, this lasts more than ten minutes) and "West Coast Drive" by the "V.I.P Connection", maybe the hottest track of this mini compilation. Rare!!!

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Queen Latifah-How Do I Love Thee (TB524)

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Tracks:
A1 How Do I Love Thee (Extended Club Mix)
A2 How Do I Love Thee (Instrumental)
A3 How Do I Love Thee (LP Mix)
B1 How Do I Love Thee (Radio Mix)
B2 How Do I Love Thee (Deep House Mix)
B3 How Do I Love Thee (Deep House Dub Mix)

Genre: Rhythm N' Blues/Trip-Hop/Deep-House
Release Year: 1992
Label: Tommy Boy
Country: US
More: 12'' Vinyl, 33rpm
If "Dana Elaine Owens", this is the real name "Queen Latifah", knew how today's rnb music looks like, she would not probably agree to tag her music style in this category. It maybe sounds rough but today's rnb is only a shame comparing to all these gems from the past, such as this production, "How Do I Love Thee". 
A real rhythm n' blues (this is what "rnb means") song with sexy vocals by the young that time "Queen Latifah" (she was only 22 years old when this released), continuous breaks and swinging beat, but what leaves you breathless is the sax solo on both "Extended Club Mix" and "Instrumental Mix". There's also a fantastic "Deep House Mix" on side B' by "Eddie Satin Maduro", while the "Radio Mix" comes by "Franco Iemmello". "How Do I Love Thee" track was previously released with Latifa's album "Nature Of A Sista" (TB1035). 

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Richard Grey Feat Duplex-You Can Run (G-HIGH002)

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Tracks:
A1 You Can Tun (Original Mix)
B1 You Can Run (Dub Mix)

Genre: House
Release Year : 2000
Label: G-High Records
Country: France
More: 12'' Vinyl, 45rpm
More blast from the past on one of the finest French house labels, "G-High". "Richard Grey Jacquin", this is the full name, created a house explosive ammo that moved the biggest and most crowded clubs upside-down back in 2000. It's not only the driving beat and the energy that this track delivers but also the magnificent pianoline and the commanding female vocals by "Duplex" that make this record a real winner. Both mixes are pompous and run on 45rpm. You can run but you can't hide!!! 

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The Don-Phat Headz 2 (VIB031)

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Tracks:
A1 Sing Puerto Rico
A2 Don's House
A3 Message Of Love
B1 Party Time Again
B2 Loose Bacu
B3 Get On The Floor

Genre: House/Latin-House
Release Year: 1995
Label: Vibe Music
Country: US
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
A typical latin-house EP since 1995 or just another oldskool house product? I assure you, that it's more than this. We could say that this is a good example of how the latin-house remixes and reworks were made of back in the mid-90s. Solid sounds and hammering beats, fat bassline kicking on your chest and marvelous vocals to lift you up. This is also what "Vibe Music" represented then, one of the top labels of the scene based in Chicago with a roster full of talented producers and djs, such as "Aaron Smith", "Georgie Porgie", "Maurice Joshua", "Johnny D & Nicky P" and of course "The Don". 
"Phat Headz 2" is exactly straight to the house music point and "The Don" deliver here six kickers to satisfy every house lover! The EP begins with "Sing Puerto Rico" (oh, I played this so much in the past), which is full of latinism, sexy vocals, trumpets and sax! A true Puertorican party starter. "Don's House" is the track here with the most butchering beat to take you by surprise while rusty keyboards follow it. Side "A" hosts also the "Message Of Love", a pure deep/Balearic house bliss with nice synths and tremendous vocals by the Japanese "Tanaka". 
On the flip there's "Party Time" which comes for the likes of techno-originated listeners (not that my style, even that period) but quickly we go back to the dancefloor with "Loose Bacu" which is an explicit disco-house cover on the ever-fresh "Cuba". Latin kicks and massive samples on this one!!! Last but not least, "Get On The Floor" (well, you are already on the floor so far, haha) is a tribal-house track with techno-style keyboards and black-music vocal samples for the likes of the Rnb fans. A record to remind us how good house music sounded then!

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