• sms
    July 16, 2014 · 0 Comments · Features, News

    Stop Making Sense – boat parties

    With less than two weeks to go, it’s time to book your boat party tickets for Stop Making Sense. The Tisno festival have also announced that Ukranian DJ and producer Vakula has been added to the lineup, bringing his distinctive …

  • PHONICA013-600
    July 7, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Lord Of The Isles – Greane / Gigha

    Lord Of The Isles continues to churn out quality music at a prolific rate. Here the Scotsman lays down two lengthy tracks on Phonica, each a cosmic disco epic in its own right. ‘Greane’ starts …

  • MCDEart
    June 28, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts Remixes

    The heavily-hyped Raw Cuts Remixes arrive with a slight but somewhat inevitable feeling of deflation on first listen. Yes Marcellus Pittman, Mike Huckaby and Recloose (an achingly tasteful lineup) are all remixing Motor City Drum …

  • Stop Making Sense @ The Garden, Tisno, Croatia 2013
    June 13, 2014 · 0 Comments · News

    Stop Making Sense 2014

    Stop Making Sense returns to the picturesque Croatian town Tisno on July 31st. Nestled in a secluded bay and now in its fifth year, the underground party prides itself on superbly handpicked lineups spread across a number of …

  • kit
    May 22, 2014 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Kit Grill – Changing Patterns

    An excellent freebie from Kit Grill’s full-length record Mirror Image, playing with serene melodies and brittle percussive textures. The glimmering synth patterns sound at once primitive and enchanting.

    Kit Grill – Changing Patterns

  • simb
    April 25, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Simba – Phase Seq One

    Laced with jazz samples and dusty surfaces, Simba’s brand of house music is clearly indebted to Moodymann’s smokey Detroit style. His sample-heavy ‘Three Kays’, released on Stripped & Chewed last year, crackled with delicious, downbeat …

  • 6th
    April 2, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    6th Borough Project – Borough 2 Borough

    Everything about 6th Borough Project’s long-awaited follow-up to their debut LP is refreshingly low-key. Coming from two accomplished producers in their own right – The Revenge and Craig Smith – it is a masterfully …

  • rio
    March 28, 2014 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Theophilus London – Rio feat. Menahan Street Band (Nick Monaco Edit)

    Soul Clap Records are throwing out a free remix of Theophilus London by Nick Monaco. The vocals are sweetly soulful (or gratingly sickly depending on where you stand), but it’s the chugging, hollowed-out percussion that really grabs you. Get your …

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    March 21, 2014 · 1 Comment · Podcasts

    Pelski Podcast 009 – Ben La Desh

    Rotterdam house producer Ben La Desh steps up for our ninth Pelski Podcast. The Dutch DJ has slowly but surely built an impressive body of work across the likes of Sleazy Beats, Dirt Crew, Outernational and Young Adults.

    Each release …

  • mis
    March 20, 2014 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    CTEPEO ’57 – The Missouri Breaks EP

    CTEPEO ’57′s debut EP dropped on Tartelet Records at the end of last year to mixed reviews. Stuffed full of brittle 808 drums and cosmic sonics that included everything from white noise to tape hiss, it was finely produced, albeit …

  • palms
    March 2, 2014 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Palms Trax – I Wanna

    Palms Trax used to produce ominous bass tracks under his Drop/Dead alias. Last year he arrived on the house scene with a bit of a bang. His sturdy drum machines turned heads thanks to a brittle, snappy quality which offered …

  • stupid
    February 25, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Stupid Human – Gang of Wolves

    Standing head and shoulders above the deluge of so-called edit maestros, Stupid Human offers a breath of fresh air to the scene. Take his cheeky ‘Swamp Funk’ from back in 2009, which fused a peculiar …

  • workin
    February 16, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Andy Ash – Workin’ EP

    Best known for his low-slung disco edits for the On The Prowl imprint, Andy Ash has moved into sturdier house terrain in recent years. The Liverpudlian is a firm favourite with discerning crate-diggers and boasts …

  • cuthead r
    February 10, 2014 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Cuthead – Resteessen LP

    We gave Cuthead’s album the full Pelski seal of approval last year with a shining five star review. Now we have a fantastic follow up: all of the material that didn’t make it on to the album is being …

  • goodname
    January 9, 2014 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    William Onyeabor’s “Good Name” by Joakim feat. Akwetey

    Somewhat of a cult musician, William Onyeabor is the Nigerian funk artist who incorporated synthesisers into his pop productions decades before others producers thought to have a go. A collection of his tracks from the 1970’s were re-released in October …

  • wave
    January 8, 2014 · 0 Comments · Features, News, Reviews

    Top 50 remixes / edits of 2013

    As regular readers will be more than aware, here at Pelski we love a remix or two. We are particularly partial to a good ol’ disco edit. So expect plenty of colourful funk cuts and summery remixes in our belated …

  • bis
    January 6, 2014 · 0 Comments · News, Recommendations

    Mix Of The Week: Tim Sweeney

    Stateside radio DJ Tim Sweeney mixes 50 of his favourite tunes from 2013. The Beats In Space host spins an ecelectic selection, encompassing everything from Axel Boman to Midland to Erol Alkan. Get stuck in – you’re sure to find …

  • west
    January 4, 2014 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    West Norwood Cassette Library – 8 Track Cartridge

    While West Norwood Cassette Library’s output has more often than not focused on breaks and garage, he has always been most effective when putting out rugged house grooves. His first excursion into straight 4X4 territory …

  • kepes2_905
    December 29, 2013 · 0 Comments · Features, News, Reviews

    Top 100 original tracks of 2013

    Our favourite time of the year – a time when we can sit back and arbitrarily handpick the ‘best’ tracks of the last 12 months. Even the staunchest of snobs (that’d be us) could not deny that 2013 was a …

  • billy
    December 27, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Mike Simonetti – Get Lost

    Mike Simonetti turns in a chugging disco edit of Billy Byrd’s ‘Lost In The Crowd’. The funky bassline and uproarious vocals are all correct and present, with some additional steel-tipped percussion. Serious party fodder. For another great version of this …

  • wolfm
    December 18, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    KRL – I Wanna Be With You (2014 Refix)

    KRL is handing out an updated version of his soulful number ‘I Wanna Be With You’. Some snappier drums and heftier bass revise the 2009 classic, which appeared on the early Wolf Recordings 12″ I Wanna See All My Friends

  • walk
    December 4, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Doc Daneeka – Walk On In feat. Ratcatcher

    You never quite know what sort of production Doc Daneeka is going to serve up, but the one constant is quality. Oh, and he often likes to insert that misty-eyed sound of crackling vinyl (which …

  • lon
    November 28, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Spaventi Dazzurro – Lonely

     

    If you’re looking for ‘charming’ and ‘downbeat’, look elsewhere. Spaventi Dazzurro, serves up a hefty onslaught of writhing acid techno not for the faint-hearted. The ‘Jerk Out’ version is a huge lumbering beast of mangled …

  • subby (2)
    November 28, 2013 · 0 Comments · Podcasts, Recommendations

    Pelski Podcast 007 – Kid Sublime

    Our latest Pelski Podcast arrives via Amsterdam and one of our favourite producers, Kid Sublime – an artist who straddles both hip hop and house with equal aplomb. But if all of his sets and productions have one thing in …

  • 2-35
    November 27, 2013 · 0 Comments · Features, Interviews

    Medlar interview

    Tipping its hat to Detroit and Chicago classics, Medlar’s brand of tastefully jazz-infused house music has pricked the ears of critics and discerning listeners alike. Last month he released his debut album Sleep, an absorbing late-night journey permeated by …

  • floating
    November 27, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Floating Points – Love Me Like This

    Floating Points’ classic ‘Love Me Like This’ is more than five years old. It encompasses all of the elements that make a Floating Points production great, tying disparate, often odball elements into one spacey journey that simply shouldn’t sound this

  • neb
    November 25, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Nebraska – Something From The 90s

    Ali Gibbs AKA Nebraska (of ‘This Is The Way’ fame) is handing out a track so darned good it seems a shame to throw it out for free. Purportedly recorded in the early 90s, it revolves around squidgy 303 bass …

  • lovethe
    November 24, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    The Candle Family – Love Theme From Two Hearts

    Straight-up slo-mo funk here from The Candle Family, an elusive musical duo brought together by their mutual love for obscure disco records. Love Theme From Two Hearts, the first release on their Unforgettable Music …

  • borrow
    November 21, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Borrowed Identity – Leave Your Life

    Young German-Romanian producer Borrowed Identity serves up some achingly deep house on the inaugural Mistress Recordings release – the sublabel of DVS1′s HUSH, renowned home to purist techno. Mistress aims to widen HUSH’s horizons, straddling …

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    November 19, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Cuthead – Everlasting Sunday

    Cuthead has provided the weird and wonderful Uncanny Valley with some of its best material: his 2010 ‘Sinner’ was the series’ trump card, and the solid ‘Brother’ and ‘Slenda Daddy’ further cemented the former hip …

  • chriss
    November 16, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Christy Essien – You Can’t Change A Man (Borrowed Identity Edit)

    Christy Essien Igbokwe’s 1979 Afro-funk gem ’You Can’t Change A Man’ has been reemerging lately thanks in no small part to the African Shakedown 12″ released earlier in the year, which brought together four long-lost Afro-disco edits. Here, Borrowed Identity …

  • record
    November 16, 2013 · 0 Comments · News

    Record store up for sale on eBay

    In a strange turn of events, a classic vinyl record shop owner has put his store, On The Beat Records, up for sale on eBay. The 34-year-old business, located near Tottenham Court Road, has been listed on the online auction …

  • everlast
    November 5, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Cuthead – Everlasting Sunday

    A freebie from Cuthead’s superb hip hop/house LP out last month (read our review here), title track ‘Everlasting House’ encapsulates the downbeat, sometimes erratic nature of the album. Orchestral strings slide in and out of the track as fuzzy …

  • fcl
    October 22, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    FCL – Holding Our Nick

    It is hard not to at least make mention of FCL’s last release ‘It’s You’ – a limited 12” which quickly gave rise to inflated Discogs prices and trading of online vinyl rips. It was …

  • dance till
    October 20, 2013 · 0 Comments · Features, News

    Pelski’s ‘ten tracks’ for Dance Till You’re Dead

    One of our favourite blogs, the long-running, Texas-based Dance Till You’re Dead, asked me to contribute the second installment of their new ‘ten tracks’ feature (the first in the series came from Huntleys & Palmers bossman Andrew Thomson).

    I’ve …

  • beats
    October 12, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Crystal & S. Koshi – Break The Dawn / From Red To Violet

    Beats In Space is an online radio show that has wormed its way into the collective psyche thanks in no small part to the charisma and loveable enthusiasm of its host and creator Tim Sweeney. …

  • baba
    October 8, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Baba Stiltz – Our Girls

    The sometimes oddball, always interesting Studio Barnhus imprint turns in a typically colourful release. 20-year-old Stockholm native Baba Stiltz provides three versions of one track, playing around with the tempo and arrangement on each. Its …

  • wolf
    October 7, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    KRL – Remember Donny (Greymatter Remix)

    Initially released on what remains one of the strongest Wolf Recordings releases (Dancing In Outer Space), this remix is now being thrown out for free on Juno Download. A forceful, rusty snare kicks throughout as a swirling soul sample crackles …

  • disco delicious
    September 27, 2013 · 0 Comments · News

    Mix Of The Week: Disco Delicious

    There are only a few survivors from the ‘heyday of mp3 blogs’ (circa 2008): Keytars & Violins, Palms Out, Discobelle and a small handful of others are still going strong. Aussie-based Disco Delicious is another, and undoubtedly one …

  • max graef
    September 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Max Graef – The Love Tapes

    Berlin’s rising star Max Graef hasn’t put a foot wrong yet. Earlier this year ‘Am Fenster’, a bold and brilliant excursion into stripped-down Detroit jazz, alerted us to the 19-year-old talent. Since, he’s had a …

  • dam
    September 17, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Damiano von Erckert feat Tito Wun – Reelluv

    Continuing our Damiano von Erckert obsession (read our review here), we’re pleased to see that the  Cologne producer is handing out one of the many highights from his dusty Love Based Music LP for free. ‘Reeluv’ is a funky, …

  • AVA
    September 13, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Damiano von Erckert – Love Based Music

    We gave Damiano von Erckert’s debut album Mr Pink, What Have You Been Smoking? a lustrous five star review just six months ago (here). His second album arrives on  AVA. to a greater …

  • Picture 9
    September 8, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Prophets of the South – Ek Maak Julle Dance

    Tief is the eminent London club night based at Corsica Studios which focuses solely on the deeper side of electronic music. A few months back the party spawned a record label whose inaugural release was …

  • frankhope
    August 30, 2013 · 1 Comment · Mpfrees

    Frank Booker – Hope

    About a year old, this one. But it’s a welcome freebie from one of our favourite producers, Frank Booker. The New Zealand-based artist has been churning out Afro-tinged house and disco production for a couple of years now, each focusing …

  • Roland_303_fisheye
    August 27, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Messalina 9 – Jamie Fatneck / Lucci Capri

    I first heard Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low’s edit of ‘Billie Jean’ belted out of a speaker stack during Greg Wilson’s lively set at Glastonbury this year – the only DJ lucky enough to have gotten his …

  • jazzfunk
    August 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Murat Tepeli – The Jazz Funk (Damiano Von Erckert Mix)

    The bossman behind the fantastic Ava. Records (check our five star review of his excellent LP Mr Pink, What Have You Been Smoking?is giving out his remix of Murat Tepeli’s ‘The Jazz Funk’, previously confined to a vinyl-only …

  • munk2
    August 24, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Munk – Nigerian Jam

    Munk is best known for indie-tainted disco, but his recent five-track Dirty Glam Jams EP on Maxi has a real dirty afro-disco strut. And XLR8R are giving out arguably the best track from the release, ‘Nigerian Jam’, a dusty summer …

  • tis
    August 23, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Stop Making Sense 2013

    So popular has Croatia become with dance revellers that the Dalmatian coast has loosely been dubbed the ‘new Ibiza’ – a worrying supposition, perhaps, for devotees of this largely unspoilt party destination.

    Thankfully, Stop Making …

  • rayko
    August 20, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Rayko – Rock My World

    Rayko is one of those producers who hammers out releases at such a monstrous rate that it’s hard to keep up. Due to the sheer quantity of output he’s not the kind of producer whose …

  • fullpup
    August 17, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Prins Thomas – Bobletekno & Flau Pappadans Versions

    Anyone who’s been lucky enough to catch one of Prins Thomas’ DJ sets will know he takes a refreshing ‘anything-goes’ approach – laying bare a weird and wonderful spectrum of house and disco. The same …

  • hotscotchlarge
    August 16, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Black Booby – Hot Scotch EP

    Hot on the heels of Black Booby Volume 1 is the second installment from the alter-ego of Richard Rogers, a London-based dance music veteran whose love of disco, soul and funk makes for a lively …

  • jameslast
    August 9, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    James Last – Inner City Blues (CaZ Edit)

    James Last’s Kraut Funk version of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Inner City Blues’ is one of those rare covers that has secured classic status in its own right. Last is a German big band leader who has sold over 70 million records …

  • kon1
    August 5, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Metaphor – Summertime (Kon Disco Edit)

    Kon appears to be have been crowned the king of all things disco: Soul Clap dubbed him the “best disco DJ in the world”; Gilles Peterson hailed him as the “edit king of 2011″; and BBE labelled him the “king …

  • bath
    July 23, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Gay Marvine – Bath House Etiquette Vol. 3

    Bath House Etiquette is an offshoot of cult edits label Secret Mixes Fixes, a platform for some rare and delectable disco edits by Gay Marvine aka Chuck Hampton. Here he goes to work on four …

  • sleazy t
    July 19, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Max Graef & Andy Hart – Heavy Setters EP

    Sleazy Beats’ sublabel Black Ops follows its luscious Rebound Round EP by Ben La Desh with an equally charming 12”. Max Graef and Andy Hart team up for a dusty EP of sample-heavy, feel-good deep …

  • croat
    July 18, 2013 · 0 Comments · News

    We’re offering 2 free tickets to Stop Making Sense

    Now in its fourth year, the discerning Croatian music festival returns with its biggest lineup yet with the likes of John Talabot, Radio Slave, Âme, Dixon, San Soda and Session Victim topping the bill.

    We’ve teamed up with the SMS …

  • ooft
    July 16, 2013 · 0 Comments · Podcasts

    Pelski Podcast 006 – OOFT!

    Our sixth instalment arrives by way of one of our favourite DJs: Ooft! Anyone who likes their house with a sprinkling of disco will be familiar with the Glaswegian’s exceptional pitched-down tracks on the likes of Instruments of Rapture, Delusions …

  • Beautiful Swimmers' new album, Son, comes out July 9.
    July 13, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Beautiful Swimmers – Son

    Beautiful Swimmers finally drop their long-awaited debut album. Their name suggests achingly inoffensive nu-disco fashioned for summer terraces and lazy days by the pool (similar perhaps to Poolside’s Balearic indie-house album Pacific Standard Time). …

  • Walter-Murphy-A-Fifth-Of-Beethoven-Flight-Facilities-Edit-600x600
    July 6, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Walter Murphy – A Fifth Of Beethoven (Flight Facilities Edit)

    Some tracks have been played so many times it becomes a bit of a cliché - a party faux pas even – to go anywhere near them with a barge pole. But when Greg Wilson dropped Flight Facilities’ new, funked-up …

  • sms
    July 5, 2013 · 0 Comments · Features, News

    Stop Making Sense 2013

    Taking its name from Talking Heads’ live 1984 album (or indeed the subsequent film), Stop Making Sense is a clued-up, sun-drenched festival on the Tisno coast. Nestled in a secluded bay and now in its fourth year, the underground …

  • fut
    July 4, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Typesun – Last Home (DJ Nature Remix)

    DJ Nature’s 2012 Return Of The Savage combined gritty 4X4 textures and a muddied sort of soul to arrive at an arresting, if a touch underwhelming, LP. But Milo Johnson has been putting out utterly …

  • strand
    June 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Todd Terje – Strandbar

    Before ‘Ragysh‘ and ‘Inspector Norse’, Todd Terje’s renown was confined to a much smaller disco niche, despite his hundreds of lovingly produced edits over the years. Then ‘Inspector Norse’ went and changed everything last …

  • boe
    June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment · Reviews

    Boe & Zak – Rudy EP

    Not all that long ago each and every release from anonymous duo Tiger & Woods (also Cleo & Patra or Pop & Eye) was greeted by an eager anticipation. Each hand-stamped 12” was a genuine, …

  • fant
    June 22, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Fantastic Mr Fox – Power (12″ Edit)

    The ever-consistent Fantastic Mr Fox serves up some feline beats on a free cut from his limited 12″ on Black Acre.  A slinky, sexy vocal is niftily diced by a hollowed-out garage beat. Heavy on the low-end , it’s a …

  • dubtool
    June 17, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    John Talabot and Pional – Destiny (Dubtool Version)

    John Talabot, he who can do no wrong, is handing out a free dub version of ‘Destiny’, the original of which was a highlight from album Fin and a collaboration with like-minded producer Pional. The ‘dubtool’ does what it says …

  • pelski-5
    June 13, 2013 · 0 Comments · Podcasts

    Pelski Podcast 005 – Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie

    Our latest podcast comes from the Swedish pair Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie, curators of the exceptional Karlovak label. Since the imprint’s debut back in January, the duo have already released seven Karlovak EPs (each consisting solely of original material …

  • Kat
    June 11, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Frank Booker – Edits [KAT]

    Edit maestro Frank Booker releases material fairly sporadically, but 2013 has seen the New Zealander on a bit of a roll –  the rattling funk of ‘Movin On’ on Kolour LTD a recent highlight. His …

  • jollyj
    June 6, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Richard From Milwaukee – Free Love

    Richard From Milwaukee returns to DJ Kaos’ Jolly Jams imprint with an enthralling take on 80’s pop and cosmic disco. ‘Free Love’ works with a future-retro template and then ramps it up tenfold. Enter insatiable, …

  • cocaineb
    June 4, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Escort – Cocaine Blues (Sometimes Sound System Edit)

    We recently reviewed a remix package of 19-piece disco band Escort, the highlight of which was inarguably Greg Wilson’s 2010 balearic edit of ‘Cocaine Blues’. But for a rework that’ll pack a bigger punch on the floor look no further …

  • catz-n-dogz-kink
    June 3, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Catz ’n Dogz & KiNK – Good Love

     

    A collaboration between Catz ’n Dogz and Kink sounds like a match made in heaven (on Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label, no less). But as is often the way with these dream-team collabs you can’t …

  • flugel1
    May 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Roman Flügel – Even More

    German techno maestro Roman Flügel fittingly turns in some peak-time fodder for Clone Jack For Daze, an imprint known for its no-nonsense house bangers.

    ‘Even More’ hammers a hefty and unwavering machine drum; and a …

  • jimpster_artwork
    May 22, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Jimpster – Porchlight and Rockingchairs

     

    Presently the brains behind Freerange Records and Delusions of Grandeur, Jamie Odell aka Jimpster has been in the game for the past 20 years. On his sixth studio album Porchlight and Rockingchairs, he plies …

  • ryan2
    May 22, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Ryan Hemsworth – Perfectly

    Ryan Hemsworth is giving away the lead track from his upcoming EP, Still Awake, which drops on May 25 via his website. The Canadian producer bathes the twinkling house track in languide sunshine, all gooey melody and fluttering percussion. Thanks …

  • mister sat
    May 20, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Dark Sky – In Brackets EP

    Departing from some of their harder-edged productions, South London trio Dark Sky arrive on fledgling New York-based imprint Mister Saturday Night with a decidedly deep and emotive 12”.

    ‘In Brackets’ is arguably the money shot: …

  • bendesh
    May 16, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Ben La Desh – Rebound Round EP

    Ben La Desh is back for the third outing on Sleazy Beats’ offshoot Black Ops with three cuts that are at once simple, subtle and satisfyingly rich in texture (having previously kick-starter the sub label …

  • wolf18
    May 15, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    VA – Wolf EP 18

    Wolf Music Recordings has cemented itself as a consistent purveyor of forward-thinking house and disco. Its early 2010 vinyl releases (Paw To The Floor EP in particular) are dead cert classics that helped introduce …

  • fatbaack
    May 14, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Cosmic Kids – Big Leg Girls

    The Fatback Band’s gloriously funky 1974 hit ‘Wicky Wacky’ has been given a couple of edits over the years. Most successfully by Jamie 3:26, but his take is a rambling 10 minutes in length and has various BPM change-ups that …

  • spin t
    April 28, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Henrik Berqvist – Go For What Hurts

     

    The debut of Stockholm’s Henrik Berqvist is, simply put, no-nonsense house music. And it also allows me to wheel out that much underused adjective in contemporary electronic music: ‘wintery’ (a welcome change from our usual …

  • nirosta
    April 17, 2013 · 3 Comments · Mpfrees

    Nirosta Steel – Everything Erik MacQueen (Gunnard Mix)

    Following our recent five star review of Nirosta Steel’s ‘Foxy Pup’ on Hollie Records, we have a freebie from the same producer (AKA Steven Hall) who offers up a cover of Erik MacQueen’s song of the same title. Steven’s charming …

  • SAV
    April 15, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Mr Beatnick – Savannah EP

     

    ‘Savannah’ is the highly anticipated final installment of Mr Beatnick’s Synthetes Trilogy, each EP roughly spaced a year apart: the first episode, Synetheses, focused on his then-staple sound of crackling, off-beat hip hop-inspired house; …

  • NirostaSteel-FoxyPup-web
    April 11, 2013 · 3 Comments · Reviews

    Nirosta Steel – Foxy Pup

    The sounds of yesteryear will always be emulated by musicians: there are a lot of new tracks that sound, or try to sound, old. But it is a lot rarer to find an old record …

  • four tet
    April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment · Reviews

    Four Tet – For These Times

     

    Recent years have seen Four Tet gravitate towards more traditional house and techno structures, eschewing his jazz and experimental roots. And on ‘For These Times’ (taken from Nonplus Records’ Think and Change comp) Four Tet …

  • eddie c main
    April 4, 2013 · 0 Comments · Features, Interviews

    Eddie C interview

    Fresh from his excellent second album Country City Country (read our review here), we caught up with Eddie C for a quick chin-wag about the Canadian’s early crate-digging habits, his modest recording equipment and Berlin’s multifarious music scene.

    Hi

  • dusty big
    March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment · Reviews

    Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie – Dusty Ballrooms EP

     

    Junk Yard Connections, a Stockholm-based vinyl-only label, is the slightly more subdued alternative to Mr. Tophat & Art Alfie’s new imprint, the floor-friendlier Karlovak. The Swedish newcomers have carved out a distinctively rough sound across …

  • bensun3
    March 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · Podcasts

    Pelski Podcast 003 – Ben Sun

    A welcome counterpoint to the current deluge of naff deep house, Ben Sun’s music is genuine, finely produced house bliss, with just the right amount of brooding. And it’s clear the London-based Aussie and label boss prizes quality over quantity, …

  • maribou state
    March 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · Mpfrees

    Maribou State – Scarlett Groove

    Maribou State are a London duo putting out an ethereal type of ‘bass’ music. Inevitably, comparisons have been drawn with Disclosure – but these guys offer something a little more complex, a little deeper. ‘Scarlett Groove’ was handed out by …

  • romares t
    March 25, 2013 · 1 Comment · Reviews

    Romare – Love Songs: Part One

    Romare’s acclaimed first EP wore the po-faced title Meditations on Afrocentrism and mined its samples from a multitude of songs, speeches, interviews and films to purportedly join the dots between African and African-American music. But …

  • wbeeza
    March 21, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Wbeeza – Mo Bella EP

    Located a million miles from the Michigan motor city, London-based imprint Third Ear has nevertheless done a tremendous job of disseminating Detroit house this side of the pond. The Hackney label has gone from strength …

  • mr pink main
    March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment · Reviews

    Damiano von Erckert & Tito Wun – Mr Pink, What Have You Been Smoking?

    The playful album title of Mr Pink, What Have You Been Smoking? (a reference to Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs) is a sign of things to come on a record that positively beams with vintage soul. …

  • velour t
    March 9, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Velour – Speedway / Dial

    Following Velour’s debut on Night Slugs in 2010, Julio Bashmore once again teams up with Hyetal for an intriguing splurge of stomping electro-funk. ‘Speedway’ is one half tough, structured 808 drums and one half sleazy …

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    Session Victim interview

    Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling met in 1997, but it wasn’t until ten years later that they formed Session Victim – a name that has come to be associated with a consistently solid output of rugged, organic house music.

    2012 …

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    Hugo H – Chante vs James EP


    The title track from Lumberjacks in Hell’s latest EP is one of those highly sought-after weapons, played out for years by just a handful of jocks, including Hugo H himself, Rahaan, Jamie 3:26 and, lately, …

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    March 6, 2013 · 3 Comments · Reviews

    Eddie C – Country City Country

    Eddie C’s 2011 album Parts Unknown displayed his fondness for eclectic crate-digging and a flair for manipulating obscure, determinedly warm samples. The Canadian’s follow-up LP, released on both vinyl and CD, is lighter on the …

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    Sarp Yilmaz – I Care Because You Don’t

    Wistful jazz notes are strewn across this fantastically smoky, Detroit-indebted house EP from Sarp Yilmaz – a Turkish producer whose output over the past four years has been heavily characterised by funk and blues samples. …

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    Szjerdene – Arrow

    Szjerdene, pronounced JhurDEEN as her website helpfully points out, has drenched Jacques Greene and Koreless’ ‘Arrow’ with her own sultry vocals, a glaze of pure R’n’B honey. The original track is an atmospheric soundscape of beautiful electronica. Szjerdene’s feathery voice …

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    Rhye – The Fall (Maurice Fulton Alt Mix)

    The word ‘genius’ is thrown about a little too liberally in today’s electronic music scene, but I think it is fair to say Maurice Fulton has earnt such lofty praise. And here he delivers what …

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    February 27, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

    It should be no surprise given the title of Autre Ne Veut’s (real name Arthur Ashin) second full-length outing, that it is not for the feint of heart. This is an R&B record packed with …

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    Ian Pooley – What I Do

    Taken from the album ‘What I Do’, house legend Ian Pooley offers a bubbling analogue track, full of gentle quirks, carried by a chirpy vocal, buoyant bass and vintage synths. An inoffensive, thoroughly charming piece of house music.

    Ian Pooley’s …

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    February 22, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Ben Sun – Your Footprints

    Summer comes early on the latest Delusions of Grandeur release from the aptly named Ben Sun, another Aussie producer cooking up a storm with his deeper than deep productions.

    The title track is arguably his …

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    February 20, 2013 · 0 Comments · Reviews

    Daniel Avery – Drone Logic (Factory Floor / Gabe Gurnsey Remix)

    Daniel Avery’s original ‘Drone Logic’ on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound is a fairly abrasive piece of techno that positively quakes under its own analogue weight. London-based electronica band Factory Floor pull the thing back a …

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    February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment · Features, Interviews

    HNNY interview

    Stockholm’s HNNY announced himself towards the end of 2011 with a divisive white label: a house edit of Mariah Carey’s 1984 power ballad ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’. With its menacing bass notes and jagged synth stabs, HNNY’s …

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    The Right Now – Call Girl EP

    A slinky r’n’b offering from Chicago-based band The Right Now. The original cut is a sublime live disco recording that goes full whack: lush keys, guitar lines, zesty horns and a sugar-sweet female vocal. So …

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    FaltyDL – Hardcourage

    Over the course of six years, FaltyDL AKA Drew Lustman has jettisoned between refined uk garage, roughed-up jungle and a rugged, hybrid sort of house music. He has actively avoided genre pigeonholes – even outright …

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Norm de Plume – Ohio Replayed

A long time coming, Norm de Plume’s follow up to the first release on his Plumage vinyl-only imprint arrives three years later. But it’s worth the wait.

Two disco edits work that typical Norm de …

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Dorisburg – Trust

Clued-up Swedish imprint Aniara continues its strong run of late (standout releases coming by way of Genius of Time and Henrik Bergqvist last year). And Dorsiburg aka Alexander Berg – one half of Nordic production …

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Lord Of The Isles – Greane / Gigha

Lord Of The Isles continues to churn out quality music at a prolific rate. Here the Scotsman lays down two lengthy tracks on Phonica, each a cosmic disco epic in its own right. ‘Greane’ starts …

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Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts Remixes

The heavily-hyped Raw Cuts Remixes arrive with a slight but somewhat inevitable feeling of deflation on first listen. Yes Marcellus Pittman, Mike Huckaby and Recloose (an achingly tasteful lineup) are all remixing Motor City Drum …

Kresy – Sticky
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Kresy – Sticky

A stalwart of Talabot’s Hivern Discs imprint, Kresy serves up the ‘Who Understands Love’ EP later this month via More Music – containing three original tracks plus a remix by Flux residents Aartket (who provided our latest Pelski Podcast). Grab …

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February 28, 2014 · 0 Comments

Mano Le Tough – Sorry Is A Useless Word

The second B-side on Mano Le Tough’s Tempus EP is an off-kilter house track; part tinkling melodies, part broken tribal percussion.…

February 13, 2014 · 0 Comments

Maxi Mill – Speed Balance Weight

High-energy, syncopated drum programming and a cut-up vocal sample abound in this dancefloor-oriented Rush Hour release.…

February 6, 2014 · 0 Comments

Martyn – Bad Chicago

Taken from the Think And Change comp on Nonplus Records, Martyn merges an eerie melody with sharp, organic house hits.…

February 1, 2014 · 0 Comments

6th Borough Project – U Know U

Repetitious, low-slung house goodness from our favourite production duo 6th Borough Project. Perfect warm-up fodder.

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January 20, 2014 · 0 Comments

Jana Koubkova – Nijana

Czech jazz singer Jana Koubkova’s little-known Afro-pop gem ‘Nijana’ is a lovely slice of downbeat tropical funk. Appeared on last year’s Balearica 15 vinyl-only release.…

January 11, 2014 · 0 Comments

Royal Crown Of Sweden – Mälaren

Wonderful piece of muddied, soulful house music on Anthony Naples’ fledgling imprint Proibito released as a limted 12″ last year.…

January 5, 2014 · 0 Comments

Deep88 & Melchior Sultana – Yo House

A good dose of misty-eyed piano house always does the trick, and this release on 12records serves up just the right amount of woozy nostalgia.…

December 29, 2013 · 0 Comments

Mermaids – Run With The Night

A slow burner released on Ooft!’s Foto Recordings. A repetitious groove slowly unfolds amidst muffled soul snippets and crunchy snares.…

December 15, 2013 · 0 Comments

Bob Moses – Far From The Tree

A sublime piece of electronica, all weary atmospherics and haunting vocals, grounded by an unobtrusive house beat. Subdued in all the right ways.…

December 5, 2013 · 0 Comments

Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco – In The Disco Last Night

The consistently excellent re-edit label Disco Deviance turns in another winsome release, wielding a hard-hitting funk groove and some rather catchy vocals.…

November 28, 2013 · 0 Comments

Fantastic Man – Heartbreaker

Fantastic Man productions are few and far between. But when they do finally arrive they’re of the highest quality. The Aussie’s latest on Let’s Play House is no exception: a funk-laden dancefloor weapon.…

November 25, 2013 · 1 Comments

Midland – Diving Bell (Drum Dub)

A robust dancefloor stomper from Midland. The highlight from his Drumtrak EP, released last week on Graded.…

November 21, 2013 · 0 Comments

Arthur Russell – Arm Around You

An Arthur Russell classic: his usual lo-fi leftfield disco instrumentation layered over that ashen, off-kilter voice, as distinct and ethereal as ever. It was released in 2004, two years after his death.…

November 10, 2013 · 0 Comments

Carter Bros – Full Disco Jacket

A forgotten Rush Hour classic from 2011. The two Australian brothers use a simple twanging guitar as a nagging loop to propel this repetitious disco number forward.…

November 5, 2013 · 0 Comments

Mara TK – Run (Moodymann Remix)

A tasty gem nestled in John Talabot’s excellent DJ Kicks compilation which rubs rough experimental beats up against Mara TK’s quirky soul croon. A bumpy, clanging ride that nevertheless has some real charm.…

October 24, 2013 · 0 Comments

Moloko – Sing it back (Herbert’s Tasteful Dub)

Bumpy, oddball remix of Moloko’s ‘Sing It Back’ that works a chinking machine rhythm. Released in 1998 but sounding every bit the modern classic.…

October 14, 2013 · 0 Comments

Smith N’ Hack – To Our Disco Friends

Released in 2007, this is the oft overlooked B-side to Smith N’ Hack’s chugging remix of  ’Moving Like A Train’ by Herbert. It’s an offkilter piece of strutting, guitar-flecked disco.…

October 8, 2013 · 0 Comments

Daniel Avery – Naive Response

One of many dark and bleepy highlights from Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic LP, released via Erol Alkan’s eclectic imprint Phantasy. ‘Naive Response’ is a schizoid sort of machine-funk gone haywire. Plug in.…

September 25, 2013 · 0 Comments

Tom Noble Edit – Africa Bump

A funky, pulsing afro-funk edit from Tom Noble. Released in 2009 as a limited 12″ on Peoples Potential Unlimited.…

September 12, 2013 · 0 Comments

Rahaan – Make Me Hot

The Lumberjacks In Hell label offers up another ace EP, this time a lengthy comp entitled Chicago Services. The standout comes from Rahaan with this infectious, low-slung disco burner.…

September 9, 2013 · 0 Comments

Max Graef – Sensation

Up-and-coming 19 year old Max Graef is producing gem after gem. ‘Sensation’ is taken from his first appearance on Melbourne Deepcast, MDC Mates. For a review of his first full length EP on the label, The Love Tapes, …

September 4, 2013 · 0 Comments

Simba – Three Kays

A bumpy, vintage cut from Simba revolving around a crackling sample that soothes the soul. B-side on Stripped & Chewed EP 005.…

August 30, 2013 · 0 Comments

Lost Scripts – I’ll Be Watching You

Lost Scripts’ – aka John Talabot and Pional – ‘I’ll Be Watching You’ is a typically off-kilter slice of electronica, with buoyant, rickety drums, a bubbly melody and an ominous fuzz of bass.…

August 30, 2013 · 0 Comments

Frank Booker – Movin On

Everything Frank Booker touches turns to gold. Here’s a typically bass-heavy chugger on Kolour LTD – all submerged, twinkling funk.…

August 29, 2013 · 0 Comments

The Revenge – Wreck My Love

The Revenge returns with his first original production in two years. Released on his new label, Roar Groove, Body Fusion is a  four-track EP. Wreck My Love is the clear highlight with its electro bassline and crackled female vocal.…

August 27, 2013 · 0 Comments

Midland – Checkbob

A raucous tribal excursion from Midland on Autonomous Africa Vol.2.…

August 14, 2013 · 0 Comments

Trevor Dandy ‎– Is There Any Love

Trevor Dandy’s 1970s funk classic ‘Is There Any Love’ has been sampled in recent years by Kid Cudi and Monsters of Folk. But nothing beats the pure soul of the original.…

August 10, 2013 · 0 Comments

Change – Holiday (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit)

This edit appeared on the limited white label release Tuff Cut #03, and it’s an ecstatic, bumpy take that’ll have everyone throwing their hands in the air come the chorus.…

August 5, 2013 · 0 Comments

Christy Essien – You Can’t Change A Man

This 1979 afro-disco gem recently resurfaced on an African Shakedown 12″. Deliciously funky and ragged bass bumps underneath Christy Essien’s gorgeous vocal work.…

August 1, 2013 · 0 Comments

Ptaki – Krystyna

Ptaki’s addition to The Very Polish Cut Outs series is typically quirky. ‘Krysyna’ is a slow-burning gem that’s strangely catchy.…

July 17, 2013 · 0 Comments

Pional – The Onset

One of Pional’s earlier productions – a summer classic from 2010′s Hivern a L’Estiu Vol.2.…

July 15, 2013 · 0 Comments

Jamie Trench – Locks, Frocks & Two Floating Sparrows

Simple, fun disco edit using Dusty Springfield’s more than familiar ‘Spooky’ acapella. Grab the mp3s here.…

July 12, 2013 · 0 Comments

The Mole – Lockdown Party (DJ Sprinkles’ Crossfaderama)

A repetitious and addictive DJ Sprinkles remix of The Mole’s new single. Sprinkles brings the vocals to the fore and gives the snappy percussion some tropical flutter. Soulful and groovey if a tad on the rambling side (clocking in at …

July 9, 2013 · 0 Comments

Paul Woolford – Untitled

Lots ‘a hype for Paul Woolford’s latest. Available digitally on Hotflush Recordings.…

June 25, 2013 · 0 Comments

Tommy Rawson – Brenda Done Died With No Name

Local Talk turn out one of their more interesting house tracks of late. And it’s all about that sassy vocal sample taken from Erykah Badu’s ‘The Cell’. Available digitally and on wax now.…

June 25, 2013 · 1 Comments

DJ Steef – Ghost Producer

DJ Steef’s Prime Steef EP on Retrofit is a treat.  The A-side is an insatiably cheery house bumper that uses a tasty soul sample to great effect (also check out the Mic Newman aka Fantastic Man remix). Released on 24 …

June 4, 2013 · 0 Comments

John Roberts – Palace

One of the straighter cuts on John Roberts’ decidedly experimental second album Fences, ‘Palace’ is a rhythmic tribal workout primed for summer floors.…

May 24, 2013 · 0 Comments

Blanc 1 – It’s All Over

Slinky cut on John Talabot’s vinyl-only Hivern Discs. ‘It’s All Over’ is the first in a new series of uncredited tracks, so it’s pretty likely Blanc 1 is either an alias for Talabot himself or another member of the Hivern …

May 22, 2013 · 1 Comments

Jay Simon – Faith

A  gem from 2012 via Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats imprint: Jay Simon lays some rough and tumble beats across Faith Evans’ 90s r’n’b number ‘I Remember’.…

May 17, 2013 · 0 Comments

Batongo – Aguirre (Mano Le Tough remix)

A lush, tropical remix from Mano Le Tough just in time for Summer.…

May 15, 2013 · 0 Comments

Young Marco – Later Than You Think

Tribal and analogue synth work collide on this blissful flipside to Young Marco’s latest 12″.

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May 15, 2013 · 0 Comments

6th Borough Project – Do It To The Max

A 6th Borough Project classic from 2010: a chunky 100 BPM disco stomper with a serious dose of funk.…

May 3, 2013 · 0 Comments

Rune Lindbæk featuring Kurt Maloo – Wonder (Ray Mang Remix)

Kurt Maloo’s deep croon is submerged in lush, subaqautic bass on this remix from disco don Ray Mang. Lovely.…

April 16, 2013 · 0 Comments

Monsoon Season ft. Miss Bee – Green On Blue (Moon Boots Remix)

Jkriv’s Deep & Disco Recordings serves up another record with the requisite soul and funk firmly in place. Moon Boots lay down a Balearic funk remix to go with Miss Bee’s sublime vocals. Read our five star review of Deep …

April 10, 2013 · 0 Comments

Cosmic Kids & Fingerpaint – Manteiga

Title track from a new EP on Let’s Play House by two Los Angeles-based outfits, Cosmic Kids and Fingerpaint, a.k.a. Tyler Blake of Classixx. It a bright and breezy disco houser.…

April 5, 2013 · 0 Comments

Moomin – You Neva Know

Moomin gets down and deep with a muddied soul cut on his ‘A Day And A Night EP’.…

April 3, 2013 · 0 Comments

Rhye – Open (Jeff Samuel Faded Remix)

We recently posted a free download of Maurice Faulton’s remix of Rhye’s The Fall. Now Jeff Samuel steps up to rework the slow-soul band with a light and breezy house take. Sublime.…

March 28, 2013 · 0 Comments

Sandrow M – Schnaubi

Acclaimed Dresden label Uncanny Valley put out intriguing house music always a little left-of-center. Their latest, Prayervan EP from Sandrow M, is no exception. The second B-Side in particular is squidgey amalgam of acid bass and gritty synths.…

March 26, 2013 · 0 Comments

Typesun – Last Home (Dj Nature Remix)

Low-slung conga chugger from DJ Nature, due out soon on Futureboogie. A serious, locked-in groove.…

March 24, 2013 · 0 Comments

Tito Wun – The Way U Do It

From the insatiably fun Damiano von Erckert & Tito Wun album Mr Pink, What Have You Been Smoking? ”The Way U Do It’ is the best kind of upbeat, sample-heavy funk. Read our five star review here.…

March 22, 2013 · 0 Comments

Romare – Taste of Honey (From the City)

Taken from Romare’s second release on Black Acre Love Songs: Part One, the producer mines an irresistibly dusty breakbeat from Lyn Collins’ abundantly pilfered 1972 ‘Think (About It)’. Read our full review here.…

March 20, 2013 · 0 Comments

Art Alfie – Easy To Love

A wonderfully muddied piece of downbeat soul, ‘Easy To Love’ is the second b-side on the Back Yard Impressions EP from vinyl-only imprint Junk Yard Connections.…

March 16, 2013 · 0 Comments

Mr Beatnick – Savannah

The Savannah EP is the long-awaited third and final element of Mr. Beatnick’s Synthetes Trilogy. Toby Knight directed this video for the title track, due for release on Don’t Be Afraid next month.…

March 13, 2013 · 0 Comments

Marco Shuttle – The Vox Attitude (Pangaea Remix)

A tough, stepping edit from Hessle co-founder Pangaea, going to work on Marco Shuttle’s 2011 ‘The Vox Attitude’. Cop the 12″ from Clone.…

March 12, 2013 · 0 Comments

First Choice – Love Thang (Genius of Time edit)

Alexander Berg & Nils Krogh aka Genius of Time’s weird and wonky edit of disco classic ‘Love Thang’  has been doing the rounds on Youtube for almost six months. And yet still no sign of a release date…

 

March 9, 2013 · 0 Comments

Levon Vincent – Speck’s Jam

Levon Vincent serves up three dark house beasts on his boutique Novel Sound imprint. ‘Speck’s Jam’ is the real treat, with some funky subs and bluesy guitar licks.…

March 6, 2013 · 0 Comments

The Fantasy – Summer Night in Harlem

The Secret Fixes Mixes series continues with this tight edit from Detroit’s The Fantasy, going to work on Bill Wither’s grizzled 1971 classic ‘Harlem’. …

March 5, 2013 · 0 Comments

O B Ignitt – Oh Jabba

The latest on FXHE, the Detroit label run By Omar S, comes from the mysterious O B Ignitt. Could it be another alias for the label boss? It undoubtedly sounds like Omar S. Either way, it’s a deliciously crisp, jittery …

March 4, 2013 · 0 Comments

Theo Parrish – Twin Cities

The official reissue of the Theo Parrish classic, originally dropped on Rick Wade’s Harmonie Park imprint in 2004, includes the full 12 minute version of “The Twin Cities”, an impossibly funky beatdown number.…

March 2, 2013 · 0 Comments

K & B – Grandma’s Hands

K&B return to No More Hits with a huge release, including the gloriously grizzled soul edit ‘Grandma’s Hands’.…

March 1, 2013 · 0 Comments

Mano Le Tough – Please

A highlight from Mano Le Tough’s contemplative house album Changing Days on Permanent Vacation. Pick it up from Beatport.…

February 27, 2013 · 0 Comments

Jazzanova – I Human Feat. Paul Randolph (Vakula Remix)

Vakula’s rework is the standout on Sonar Kollektiv’s ‘I Human’ remix package, with a poppy and thoroughly melodic take – at odds with Vakula’s typically rough and off-kilter production style. Buy all three remixes from Beatport.…

February 24, 2013 · 0 Comments

Boogie Nite – Do Your Thang

An unreleting, loop-driven disco bomb from the myserious Boogie Nite, which uses a sample from Charles Wright’s ‘Do Your Thing’ to devastating effect. Buy the full release here.

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February 19, 2013 · 0 Comments

Medlar – The Sun

Taken from Wolf EP 16, Medlar’s ‘The Sun’ is a sublime Detroit homage – a smoky haze of jazz-induced house.…

February 17, 2013 · 0 Comments

Psychemagik – Above The Clouds

On this track Psychemagik employed a 17 piece orchestra, working with the talented string arranger Richard Chester in Air Studios, London. Taken from the Psychemagik – ‘Lunar Escape EP’ released Dec 2012.…

February 17, 2013 · 0 Comments

Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Gerd’s Crooklyn Full Vox Mix)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Glasgow Underground put out a remix package of “Let Me Show You Love”, arguably Romanthony’s biggest club hit. Gerd comes up Trumps with his bassy roller.…

February 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Breach and Dark Sky – The Click

Breach (the garage-tinged alias of Ben Westbeech) and Dark Sky’s ‘Click’ gets a suitably foreboding video, a shifty glimpse into gangland goings-on. The track in question is the  highly sought-after ‘Click’, a skittish, dark house offering, available as a limited …

February 12, 2013 · 0 Comments

Fx Mchn – Jackie

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Soulphiction – Drama Queen

The Philpot bossman delivers a clamour of abstract soul on his latest.…

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  • Maxi Mill – Speed Balance Weight
  • Martyn – Bad Chicago
  • 6th Borough Project – U Know U
  • Jana Koubkova – Nijana
  • Royal Crown Of Sweden – Mälaren
  • Deep88 & Melchior Sultana – Yo House
  • Mermaids – Run With The Night
  • Bob Moses – Far From The Tree
  • Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco – In The Disco Last Night
  • Fantastic Man – Heartbreaker
  • Midland – Diving Bell (Drum Dub)
  • Arthur Russell – Arm Around You
  • Carter Bros – Full Disco Jacket
  • Mara TK – Run (Moodymann Remix)
  • Moloko – Sing it back (Herbert’s Tasteful Dub)
  • Smith N’ Hack – To Our Disco Friends
  • Daniel Avery – Naive Response
  • Tom Noble Edit – Africa Bump
  • Rahaan – Make Me Hot
  • Max Graef – Sensation
  • Simba – Three Kays
  • Lost Scripts – I’ll Be Watching You
  • Frank Booker – Movin On
  • The Revenge – Wreck My Love
  • Midland – Checkbob
  • Trevor Dandy ‎– Is There Any Love
  • Change – Holiday (Late Nite Tuff Guy Edit)
  • Christy Essien – You Can’t Change A Man
  • Ptaki – Krystyna
  • Pional – The Onset
  • Jamie Trench – Locks, Frocks & Two Floating Sparrows
  • The Mole – Lockdown Party (DJ Sprinkles’ Crossfaderama)
  • Paul Woolford – Untitled
  • Tommy Rawson – Brenda Done Died With No Name
  • DJ Steef – Ghost Producer
  • John Roberts – Palace
  • Blanc 1 – It’s All Over
  • Jay Simon – Faith
  • Batongo – Aguirre (Mano Le Tough remix)
  • Young Marco – Later Than You Think
  • 6th Borough Project – Do It To The Max
  • Rune Lindbæk featuring Kurt Maloo – Wonder (Ray Mang Remix)
  • Monsoon Season ft. Miss Bee – Green On Blue (Moon Boots Remix)
  • Cosmic Kids & Fingerpaint – Manteiga
  • Moomin – You Neva Know
  • Rhye – Open (Jeff Samuel Faded Remix)
  • Sandrow M – Schnaubi
  • Typesun – Last Home (Dj Nature Remix)
  • Tito Wun – The Way U Do It
  • Romare – Taste of Honey (From the City)
  • Art Alfie – Easy To Love
  • Mr Beatnick – Savannah
  • Marco Shuttle – The Vox Attitude (Pangaea Remix)
  • First Choice – Love Thang (Genius of Time edit)
  • Levon Vincent – Speck’s Jam
  • The Fantasy – Summer Night in Harlem
  • O B Ignitt – Oh Jabba
  • Theo Parrish – Twin Cities
  • K & B – Grandma’s Hands
  • Mano Le Tough – Please
  • Jazzanova – I Human Feat. Paul Randolph (Vakula Remix)
  • Boogie Nite – Do Your Thang
  • Medlar – The Sun
  • Psychemagik – Above The Clouds
  • Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Gerd’s Crooklyn Full Vox Mix)
  • Breach and Dark Sky – The Click
  • Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco – Do The Night Thang
  • Fx Mchn – Jackie
  • Sixth Avenue Express – Goodbye
  • Soulphiction – Drama Queen

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