Vincenzo De Bull - "Don't Tell Me Tell Her" (6:56)
Napoleon - "Gotta Keep Moving" (6:46)
Queen & Disco - "Satisfied" (7:35)
Review: Almost 18 months in the making; Derry doyens Q&D return with another beautifully detailed four track edit collection that's limited to 500 presses. Alan Mooney starts with bus with less of an edit and more of a stunning lesson in samplecraft as the ghost of Jacko creeps in and out of the filters. Vincenzo De Bull ups the tempo ante with a big loopy disco house gem while Napoleon conquers any dance with an edit of a Costa Rican disco delight. Finally the whole crew wind the EP with instantly distinctive strings and a thundering diva-drenched groove. You won't be able to stop yourselves...
Review: Derry boys Queen & Disco return for a third outing on their eponymous label, serving up two gently straightened out edits tweaked for peak-time plays. On the A-side you'll find the rising strings, rich orchestration and celebratory vocals of "Let's Go All The Way", a guitar solo-laden disco bumper tailor made for party-starting fun. Arguably even better is "Just Be Yourself", a high-octane disco thumper that's a little more loopy and house-friendly in construction. It sits somewhere between the thumping loop jams of Soundstream, the riotously camp thrust of Sylvester, and the "drum machine added" edit thrills of Boogie Cafe boss man Jimmy The Twin.
Review: Derry groove enthusiasts Queen & Disco don't release as much as you'd like them to. But when they do, it's always worth a spin. Here we find them in full edit mode with two great selections; first up the big bassline licks on the strong strut factor of King Tutt's "You've Got Me Hung Up". Famously one of the rarest disco records on the planet (having changed hands for over 1000 quid in the past), the Q&D boys pay full respect with their upbeat take. Flip to the B and say hello to "No Goodbyes", a big old loopy disco jam that thrusts Curtis' famous falsettos slap bang in the centre of the dance. You won't want to say goodbye to this 12". Don't leave it so long next time Queen & Disco!
Review: Derry natives The Queen & Disco launch their eponymous label with Royalty Of Funk, a 12" boasting contributions from Luca 'LTJ' Trevisi and fellow Irish scalpel addicts Get Down Edits. Q&D alumnus Alan Mooney's Edits shares space with LTJ on the A side, with the breezy beatdown of the former's "KOFI" complemented by the handclap laden disco funk of the Italian's masterful "Don't You Do It". Face down and Get Down Edits veer off into spottieottiedopalicious territory with the horned sleaze of the appropriately named "Dirty" whilst Queen & Disco round out an impressive first 12" release with their own debut production "Ghetto Life".