Funtopia - "Beautiful People" (Acid All Day Acid All Night mix)
Mr Monday - "Future"
808 State - "Flow Coma"
Irresistible Force - "Live Jam At The Brain Club"
Lunarci - "Sbassed"
Audio One - "Attack" (11 Wardour Street mix)
Nexus 21 - "Logical Progression"
Ramjac - "Massif" (live At The Brain club)
0898 - "Firerazer"
Altern-8 - "Come With Me" (Holocaust 7" edit)
Simon Lovejoy - "Montmatre"
Orbital - "Son Of Chime" (live At The Brain club)
Review: When we think of the rise of electronic dance music, especially the raves that blossomed in the late 80s/early 90s, we inevitably think of DJs... but there's another side to that story. Right from the start, live performers were at the heart of things; synth wizards who would plug in and play their analogue kit and send crowds as wild as any DJ. This album, curated by legendary promoter Sean McLusky for Mixmag - the world's biggest dance music and culture brand - showcases some of the most seminal artists from this golden era, led by the original synth wizard Adamski and also featuring seismic rare cuts from Orbital, Nexus 21, 808 State and a whole host more. These artists are the direct ancestors of today's stadium-filling live electronic acts, and it's time their music was celebrated.
Eddie C - "Blackness" (feat LTJ - Danubian rework)
Review: Italian House music pioneer LTJ releases two funky edits and hosts a lush rework by Canadian heavyweight DJ and producer Eddie C on London label untitled (recs) for the second installment of the imprint's u(r)blue series. 2 sides, 2 heavyweights groovers!
LTJ has been DJing since the late 80s in his hometown of Bologna and has since then developed a cult following garnering international acclaim from his peers. His productions are notably regulars in Moodymann's tracklisting.
The opener 'Street' is an edit of 'Street Dance' by funk/disco American group Fatback band. A2 is an exhilarating rework with acid undertones of 'Black is The Color' by legendary funk guitar player Wilbert Longmire. On the B side, Eddie C goes head to head with LTJ by producing an edit of the same Longmire track fueled with his own signature deep & dreamy production.
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: "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."
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.
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.