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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

VA-Brazilian Shakedown (BSD1) (Coming Soon!!!)



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Tracks:
A1 Vermelho-Trouble In The Streets
A2 As Tincos-Chamado De Oxossi (Carrot Green Rmx)
B1 Ticua-Maculelè / Calango (Noema Rmx)
B2 Wamaca-Ciranda (Thomash's Acid Edit)

Genre: Brazilian/Deep-House
Release Year: 2014
Label: Unknown
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, Limited Hand-Stamped Copies, 33rpm, Exclusive!
Following the path of former "African Shakedown", the "Magic Movement" crew proudly presents the new generation of Brazilian extravaganza. The "Brazilian Shakedown" brings you a selection of psychedelic remixes, edits and originals by the freshest Brazilian producers of today. By merging their cultural heritage and understanding of contemporary dance music they create a unique musical style.
The journey takes off with "D-Edge" resident "DJ Marcio Vermelho" from Sao Paulo, who combines a bouncing groove, mesmerizing synth stabs and a catchy vocal hook in a way you never heard before. Followed by one of Brazil's most talented new producers, "Carrot Green" from Rio, turns a brazilian folk song into a deep and hypnotic house anthem.
Flip over now! "Noema" takes you down the rabbit hole, by turning two compositions with custom made marimba-like instruments into one trippy jam. "Thomash", part of the legendary "Voodoohop" collective from Sao Paulo rounds off this 12" by conjuring a classical Brazilian round dance into an acidized late night procession. This beautiful vinyl-only release comes with a cover illustration by Porto Allegre based artist "Daniel Eizirik". Can't way for the platter!

*** Thanks to the "Magic Movement" crew for the promo!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Astrud Gilberto-The Balearic Sound Of Astrud Gilberto (SKD014)



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Tracks:
A1 Black Magic
A2 Beginnings
B1 All I've Got
B2 The Girl From Ipanema (Disco Version)
B3 Agua De Beber

Genre: Balearic/Bossa/Edits
Release Year: 2014
Label: Sunkissed Records
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
Once again, the "Sunkissed" camp get it spot on with this loud-pressed 12” collection of Balearic classics from Brazilian songstress "Astrud Gilberto". Opens with the original version of mesmerising dancer "Black Magic" which is a great DJ weapon, followed by Balearic favourite "Beginnings", a jazzy take on Chicago’s classic hit which spins out into eight minutes of sensual bliss.
Turn over for a big "Daniel Wang" play, the obscure LP track "All I’ve Got", a glorious low-slung floor-filling gem produced by none other than "Salsoul Orchestra" founder "Vince Montana", who also supplies the disco version of the song that made Astrud a household name, "The Girl From Ipanema". Lastly comes her cool and breezy version of the Bossanova jazz standard "Agua De Beber". Beautiful stuff!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eddie C-What It Is EP (LIH012)



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Tracks:
A1 I Want You
B1 Get It Together
B2 What It Is

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2014
Label: Lumberjacks In Hell
Country: Netherlands
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 45rpm (A'Side), 33rpm (B'Side)
"Eddie C" is known for his works with "Endless Flight", "Whiskey Disco", "Let's Get Lost", "Red Motorbike", "Common Edits" and many many more. "Lumberjacks In Hell" head boss, "Marcel Vogel", is now happy to have Eddie on board, while he's already tested "Get It Together" during his set at the "Boiler Room". 
Disco edits are the spécialité of Eddie and for this EP he recovered three gems from his collection. "I Want You" is a cover of the homonymous track by the "Average Disco Band", as included in their album "Music Of The Beatles Go Disco" since 1977. Eddie powered this one up and extended it up to 8 minutes. Nice job! On the flip, "Get It Together" speeds up and rides on a chunky beat with lusty riffs and percussion, while "What It Is" is a neurotic disco track based on a proton-house beat accompanied by many breaks and beat turnovers, also some uplifting vocal loops. 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

VA-Forever Closer EP (PJV003)



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Tracks:
A1 Cassara-La Vela
A2 Monsoon Season Feat Evelyn Joyce-You
B1 Deep Sound Express Feat Raha-Closer
B2 Eclectic Sound-Forever Young

Genre: Deep-House
Release Year: 2014
Label: Pole Jam Vinyl
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
Pole Jam's third release, "Forever Closer", wastes no time in cutting directly to the dancefloor chase thanks to the shimmering sound of Cris Cassara's sizzling hot French disco house bomb "La Vela". Powered by a heavyweight bass loop, this cocktail groove is slick, creamy and perfect for summer. Next up, "Monsoon Season" head a little deeper into the land of modern boogie with the beautiful melancholic pearl, "You" featuring the powerful pipes of "Evelyn Joyce". An expansive chord progression and well balanced production. 
Flip it for the "Pole Jam Vinyl" all-stars "Deep Sound Express & Raha" who combine once again on another deep house smasher with an infectious vocal. In fact, it took me more than half a dozen of times listening to it and manage to let my ear escape from their previous contribution on "Pole Jam Vinyl", the track "After Rain". "Closer" steps on the mood and process of that one, but it is also a nice effort and as all the other tracks here, it is based on 100% original synthesis. Finally, hailing from the magical city of Izhevsk is Eclectic Sound's ''Forever Young'', a deep, synth-laden floor filler to close this 3rd "Pole Jam Vinyl" mission. Get it!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

VA-Freedom Sessions # 4 (FREES04) (Coming Soon!!!)



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Tracks:
A1 Buzz Compass-Take Me
A2 Riccio-We Have Been Waiting
B1 Funkyjaws-Picnic
B2 Petr Serkin-Spinning Time

Genre: Deep-House
Release Year: 2014
Label: Freedom Sessions
Country: Russia
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, Limited 250 Copies, 33rpm, Exclusive!
So happy to host this promo vinyl EP, which is coming out in the most popular record-stores during the next couple of weeks. "Freedom Sessions" series keeps getting better and better and for this "4" release we have almost the same but successful recipe with the previous one, regarding the artists that contribute the tracks of it.
First one is "Take Me", a nice, well structured jazzy track by Russian fellow "Buzz Compass", who took part also in the previous "Freedom Sessions # 3" and released for other labels too, such as "Glenview", "Editor's Kutz", "No More Hits" and more. Next comes "We Have Been Waiting" by the Italian "Riccio", with releases on "Bosconi", "Fly By Night" and "Gentleman Recordings". A truly good track to pair with Andrey's one. Now turn over to the info side which begins with some deep and funky stuff by "Funkyjaws" from Belarus, who's been running a really successful year so far. Last but not least, the label owner "Petr Serkin" offers a smooth and relaxing track to close this very promising EP. Watch out! Will be available only on vinyl and strictly down to 250 units. Activate your alerts!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paul Johnson-Better Than This (XEXPAND1030)



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Tracks:
A1 Better Than This (Frankie Knuckles Director's Classic Soul Mix)
A2 Better Than This (Soul Talk Mix)
B1 Better Than This (Dego & Kaidi's 2000 Black Mix)
B2 Better Than This (Osiki Ojo Original Mix)

Genre: Disco/Soul/House
Release Year: 2014
Label: Expansion Records
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, 33rpm
"Paul Johnson" is a British vocalist known for his work with '80s gospel group "Paradise". Paul has worked with "Stevie Wonder", "Mica Paris", "Juliet Roberts", "Loose Ends", "Al Green", "George Michael", "Soul II Soul", "Bluey Maunick" of "Incognito"...and many others. He played sell-out shows at "Ronnie Scots" and "Sadlers Wells". In 1994 Paul found a new audience through the release in 1994 of club classic "If We Lose Our Way" written and produced with "DJ Dodge" and "IG Culture".
This record came after serious demand and due to the sold-out of the limited 750 copies only release for the Record Store Day. To start things off, we have to admit that no other soulful house artist could remix such a track better than "Frankie Knuckles", who does so with a classic cut of heavenly house music like only he can, while the "Soul Talk" mix is down beat and sultry, oozing the same type of emotion you'd hear from "Marvin Gaye". Meanwhile "Dego & Kaidi" open up the "B'" side with a stripped back, but still very musical version of "Better Than This", while "Osiki Ojo" really works the oohs and ahhs in their mix. Only happiness and love on this record at the moment as it's the first record ever to be "Number 1" simultaneously in the "UK Soul Chart" and "Sweet Rhythms Chart"!!!

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Black Booby-Volume 5 (BB05)



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Tracks:
A1 The Right Way (BB's Heavy Disco Edit)
A2 Rominique
B1 The Chancer
B2 Razor2Body
B3 Bonus Track

Gerne: Disco/Edits/House
Release Year: 2014
Label: Black Booby
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm
The infamous "Black Booby" keeps the homonymous series going and this "Volume 5" is probably the best so far (or equally successful with the "Hot Scotch EP"). "The Right Way" extends and expands on a killer 70s soul groove, getting the maximum hit out of the somber bassline, funky clavinet, and jazzy horns. The lyrics take us way past 110th street into the shadows of the ghetto. As we weave our way through the backstreets, we chance upon a happnin' block party, where the fly guys and gals are getting down to the strut and stomp of "Rominique". Tasty loops, soulful vocals and soaring strings with a heavy foot underneath kicking it right into the heart of the dancefloor. Best track here, according to my taste.
Night falls but the party's just getting started. As the drink flows and the party moves indoors, the basement bump of "The Chancer" shimmeys out of the speakers, whispers in your ear and pulls you to the middle of the floor with a low slung bassline for the hips, sweet words for your lips and spine tingling synth to get your hands in the air. The next thing you know, you're on a sofa in the corner of the room, and everything's spinning away. "Razor2Body" swirls around your head and makes you move in the most peculiar way to its drunken post punk groove. Not that close to my likes this one, but maybe it fits to your taste guys. Last but not least, the "Bonus Track" takes you to another dimension with this blurred and smudged, smacky hybrid of early techno, dreamy house and synthwave. Spectral and transcendental, this one will take you through to the other side. 

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KZA-Want No Other (EF60)



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Tracks:
A1 Want No Other (12'' Inch Version)
B1 Want No Other (Musk Remix)

Genre: Disco/Edits
Release Year: 2014
Label: Endless Flight
Country: Japan
More: 12'' Vinyl, 45rpm
Anyone that indulged "Dig & Edit 2", the recent "KZA" album for "Endless Flight", will know how much of a highlight the track "Want No Other" was, a storming disco hugging house cut built from a mere snippet of Chic's "Everybody Dance". Kudos to artist and label for issuing an extended version of the track for 12" purposes, with "KZA" transforming "Want No Other" into a superb DJ tool without losing any of the original's splendid bass rhythm and strings. On the flip is a "Gerd Janson" approved remix from "Endless Flight" newcomer "Musk" which is much more grounded in house, specifically the filter heavy variety. Big 12"!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jardin Studio Orchestra-Runnin' Out Of Night (FUD012)



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Tracks:
A1 Runnin' Out Of Night
A2 Love Beyond (JKriv Remix)
B1 Runnin' Out Of Night (Ray Mang Mix)

Genre: Disco
Release Year: 2014
Label: File Under Disco
Country: UK
More: 12'' Vinyl, EP, 33rpm (A'Side), 45rpm (B'Side)
In the constant search for new, disco-inspired music, "File Under Disco" take the long haul all the way to Japan for this latest release by Max Essa's "Jardin Studio Orchestra". For an Englishman living in Tokyo his music is strongly stamped with that authentic New York disco meets new wave flavour. 
"Runnin' Out Of Night" opens with a delay drenched guitar line reminiscent of Jankel's "Glad To Know You", gets a little funky with some rolling piano, before transforming into a loose limbed white boy disco anthem. On the remix front, current new school favourite "JKriv" drops an epic dance floor take on "Love Beyond" with its "Chic" inspired guitar hooks and sky scorching chord progression. Meanwhile on the flip, old school disco don "Ray Mang" delivers a joyous, dubbed out version of "Runnin' Out Of Night", which captures perfectly the essence of all those New York disco flavours. Definitely the best "File Under Disco" record so far!

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