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Les Choc Stars du Zaire / Teknokrat's
Nakombe Nga / What Did She Say

A Rush Hour reissue of a track by the superbly-named Les Choc Stars Du Zaire and Ben Nyambo here. 1989’s ‘Nakombe Nga’ is an ebullient fusion of Congolese Soukous with elements of disco and house. Fans of Tabu Ley Rochereau and Papa Wemba step this way. The Teknokrat's tune on the flip finds the same instrumental given a New Beat twist. Excellent release.
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Various
Repeat

Unlike many compilations with garish colours and the ubiquitous smiley face icon on the front, Repeat is not some tired trot through the old-skool classics. Instead, through prime cuts from LFO, Humanoid, μ-Ziq and the Future Sound of London, we get a lovingly assembled deep dive into the independent British dance scene of the early Nineties, and a proper insight into rave culture. 

Ziad Rahbani
Abu Ali

A 12” re-issue of a rare and highly collectable album by Lebanese producer and pianist Ziad Rahbani from 1978. A skilled musician from a young age and a noted activist, Rahbani recorded this two-track suite at a studio in Athens for a limited run in his home country, but it eventually garnered something of a cult following, with original copies selling for triple figures. 

Helen (Italo disco artist)
Witch / Zanzibar

Dark Entries Editions reissue series continues with a double A-side of the first two Helen maxi singles, “Witch” and “Zanzibar”, as a 4-song EP. Helen was an Italo disco studio project that consisted of various producers, songwriters, and vocalists from Italy in the 1980s. The first line-up included popular Italo producers Piero Cairo and Massimo Noe, known for their work with Joe Yellow, Den Harrow, Pink Project, and Dharma to name a few. They were joined by prolific Italo session vocalist Elena Ferretti. “Witch” was originally released in 1983 on Out Records, a label distributed by Discomagic Records. Signature Linndrum and Simmons drums create the driving rhythm track while Elena’s powerful vocals tell the haunted tale of a witch and her magic.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Jayda G
Significant Changes (Remixes)

Significant Changes is an EP of floor-filling remixes of some of Jayda G's best work. There are reworks from Dâm-Funk, DJ Fett Burger, and the superb Honey Dijon, who also includes an instrumental track in there. Jayda G specialises in uptempo, Chicago house-inspired dance music so expect something hard-hitting and funky.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor (1980 - 1983) Part 1

Here we have the first of two records that will be released as backup to Tim Lawrence’s excellent book Life & Death On A New York Dancefloor, 1980-1983. The Love Saves The Day author and Arthur Russell biographer is surely the perfect curator for a compilation such as this one. Russell appears here in Dinosaur L form. We also get some big-hitters of the era (David Byrne, Alan Vega) rubbing shoulders with more obscure acts like Tuxedomoon.

Skyy
Here’s To You

Here's To You. A very simple sentiment, but one that is filled with generosity and kindness and selflessness. It's a marvel that Skyy was able to create a track that lives up to that name, but he did it. First released in 1980, this track has been inspiring dance floors from New York to everywhere else. Utterly transcendent disco. 

Logg
Logg

Logg is Leroy Burgess, aka the Godfather of Boogie and member of '70s Harlem R&B group, Black Ivory. This eponymous album, originally released in 1981, is regarded as one of the greatest post-disco albums ever made. It’s a breezy masterclass in tight, funky bass and cosmic synth sounds. On Be With.

Jose Gonzalez
Let It Carry You Remixes

2 rather different takes on Jose Gonzalez’s material, taking his soft, warm, folky melodicism and filtering them through banks of electronics. Holy Ghost! do an Italo disco flavoured cut of Let It Carry You, whereas Dino Soccio’s goes for a more mellow-groove disco approach. Lovely approaches from both! 12” on Peacefrog.

Palmbomen II
Memories of Cindy Pt. 3

It's the mysterious Palmbomen II and his dedication continues with the release of Memories of Cindy Pt. 3. For the final individual record in the series, ahead of a planned 4-part set, expect pared-down house infused with luminescent, melodic acid grooves cutting through the West Coast city haze. Also, please find hues of Tangerine Dream. Limited 12" EP, on Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space label.

Colored Music
Colored Music

Japanese duo, Colored Music’s 1981 debut is for fans of weird and obscure music. Their sound is utterly their own, however, if you imagine David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy spliced with the work of Japanese electronic pioneer Haruomi Hosono, it may give you an insight into their world of spacey new wave, weird disco, avant-garde synth pop, proto-house and post-punk glam. Interested? LP and CD on WRWTFWW Records.

Space Farm
Egyptology 0.5

Here we have Space Farm circa the mid-1990’s, when they were really feeling the Egyptian vibes. The tracks on Egyptology 0.5 were actually never originally released, which is wild when you hear the quality of the material. Rad slow-speed jams with thick synths, chunky percussion, and Arabic tones. Released now by Left Ear Records.
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Various
Sweet House Chicago

1989 LP of House from Chicago, titled Sweet House Chicago. Curated by DJ, producer, and Hot Mix 5 Records owner Mickey Oliver, these two LPs are stuffed to the brim with eight fine examples of the Chicago House sound in its undisputed prime. Includes Phortune, Ralphi Rosario, and a Larry Heard / Mickey Oliver production. Reissued by Still Music in vinyl and CD formats.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

David August
David August x Ron Trent x Rafael Anton Irisarri

David August surrenders two tracks from his D’Angelo album to a pair of very different producers, in order to see what very different results they hand back to him. Ron Trent works sweet house magic, as we knew he would, while Rafael Anton Irisarri takes the ‘Deconstruction’ part seriously, rendering the ‘Florence’ track into something cinematic and droning all of its own. EP on 99CHANTS.

Floorplan
So Glad / I Feel Him Moving

Floorplan, the duo of legendary producer Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric, come through with two slamming new DJ tools. ‘So Glad’ combines minimal techno, house, disco and gospel to ebullient effect, its choppy vocals and burbling bassline ricocheting around the club. On the flip, ‘I Feel Him Moving’ is a shuffling preacher-house delight in the vein of Simon’s ‘Free At Last’.

Yukihiro Fukutomi
Feel My Love Vibes

Only the most comprehensive deep house collectors outside Japan are likely to have felt Yukihiro Fukutomi’s love the first time around in 1992. For the first time, here’s another chance. This resides on the jazzier, funkier end of house; there’s tonky piano, vibraphone, lustful moaning and a bass line to die for. There are two primary versions plus a dub and an instrumental.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Cherushii & Maria Minerva
s/t

A beautiful but bittersweet EP here from Cherushii and Maria Minerva. The pair’s work on their recorded collaborative debut was cut short by Cherushii’s tragic death in the Ghost Ship fire. Minerva has since completed the unfinished EP, forming a wonderful queer-pop synthy tribute. EP on 100% Silk.

Trentemøller
The Last Resort

Dane Anders Trentemøller’s oily debut album is back for a 3LP repress on Poker Flat. Blending techno, IDM and synthpop with a slimy, dubby production style, Trent’s goes all-in on the swank, from rousing driving tune ‘Take Me Into Your Skin’ and compelling live bass crumbler ‘Vamp’ to minimal dancefloor stuff such as ‘Chameleon’.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Pantsula! - The Rise of Electronic Dance Music in South Africa, 1988-90

Pantsula! is the name of South Africa’s 80’s dance underground culture, which grew out from the bubblegum and US-style disco, taking those starting points into even more electronic territory. This Rush Hour compilation covers the crucial years 1988 to 1990, with artists like Jazino, Kakappa and Jivaro featured. CD and double LP editions.
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LCD Soundsystem
I Used To (Dixon Retouch) / Pulse (v.1)

Imagine being voted Resident Advisor's number one DJ four years in a row? Well that's just what has happened to the boringly named DJ Dixon who has been hand selected to add a bit of vim and vigour to LCD Soundsystem's latest thing. The press release suggests that Dixon who has only 'Retouched' the track not remixed it has opened it up into a club space. Good work all round.    
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Brandt Brauer Frick
Echo

Classically trained electronic music trio Brandt Brauer Frick deliver their fifth studio album Echo - and second for Because Music. Recorded at their own facilities in Berlin, Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick deliver a dancefloor-focused variant of their normally austere electronica experiments. 

Zed
Plastic Love

Matmos may be poised to release their new album Plastic Anniversary, but it seems Italian reissue label Erezioni has a polymeric celebration of its own just here. Think twice about shelling out a three-figure sum on Discogs: this 1983 Italo jewel is back in affordable circulation. Lush, inventive and unmissable for Italo-disco connoisseurs.
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  • Zed
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Crustation
Flame (Mood II Swing Remixes)

Bristol trip-hoppers Crustation, who burned brightly but briefly with a single 1997 album, enjoyed quite a few remixes in their time. Reissued here are two of the most famous, a pair of club reworks of dreamy single ‘Flame’ by New York’s Mood II Swing. ‘Mood II Swing Vocal mix’ focuses on Bronagh Slevin’s melancholy vocal lines, adding rich stabs and a flexing bass line. ‘Borderline Insanity Dub mix’ really nails it, though, the bass line truncated and other samples reworked into airy, panning atmospherics.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

LHASA
Acetabularia

First-time re-issue of the 1988 debut 12” single from Lhasa, the brainchild of German ‘New Beat’ pioneer Alain Raes, featuring four bonus tracks. Combining the pulse of Detroit techno with the chilliness of film-noir soundtracks, ‘Acetabularia’ and its B-side ‘Acetatechno’ both contained samples from classic satirical movie ‘Dr. Strangelove…’. 

Various
ACID

It’s ACID baby! What more can I tell you? Well, ACID is notable not just for its excellent clarity in trade descriptions, but also for being a full-bore classic double platter from 1988. All the artists here are banging out some of their best work, and ACID has now been reissued with a tasty remaster for full ACID dancefloor domination. Can you afford to miss it?
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Tenderlonious
Hard Rain

This new album by Tenderlonious, 'Hard Rain', looks like a nice mix of urban jazz and vintage hip-hop, with elements of ambient, funk, and trip-hop. Tenderlonious is not only a solo artist but the head of an up-and-coming record label 22a, a DJ, a producer, and multi-instrumentalist. This is clearly a one to watch. 
  • Label(s):
  • 22a

The Prodigy
Their Law: The Singles 1990 - 2005

Everybody seemed to have a copy of this singles collection round about 2005; it did go to number one after all. Now, for the first time, we have the chance to possess it on vinyl -- silver vinyl, no less! The Prodigy have produced a number of pretty brilliant tracks over the years, and most of them are represented on Their Law. Banging.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Pepe Bradock
What a Mess!

Pepe Bradock has titled his latest What a Mess!, presumably referring to the complex and aleatoric construction process behind the record. Random words, spontaneous frequencies, a deconstruction / reconstruction of Pepe’s old first record, and tweaked computer improvisations… All this and more has ended up with these two sides of vinyl, accompanied by visuals and words which you are encouraged to use to draw connections out of the music, should you wish. What a Mess!

Kedr Livanskiy
Your Need

Russian producer Kedr Livansky has released some great dark ambient techno records so far. On her new LP Your Need we can hear her opening up to a broader range of genres. Dub, house, and even reggaeton beats get her typical work-over. Think lots of delayed vocals and distorted kicks that sound like eerie rows of Russian apartment buildings covered in low-hanging fog.
  • Label(s):
  • 2MR

Roisin Murphy
Overpowered

Overpowered (2007) was the second album by ex-Moloko singer Roisin Murphy. Murphy set out to make a pop/disco album and she succeeded. She took influence from the pre-house sounds of D-Train, Mantronix and Gwen Guthrie, whilst being inspired by the cerebral pop of Yazoo and Eurythmics. Jimmy Douglass, Bugz In The Attic and Richard X all helped to make the album what it is.

Lawrence
Black Cats

15 years! Imagine doing the same thing for 15 years! I mean, that's not as old as Norman Records but still... it's impressive. To celebrate fifteen years Mule Musiq are releasing 12 12"s from their friends and loved ones. Number six, Black Cats, comes from Lawrence, who creates very atmospheric tracks using mellow piano and skipping bass. 
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

String Theory
Modularity

Brand new duo from Glasgow String Theory slam dunk the funk on their debut EP for Rhythm Section International. You might very well suspect that with a canny title such as Modularity, the music entails some sort of modular synthesis, the musical creation kit de jour. You would be right, of course. But there’s a lot more to this sound - they’ve got the funkiest lounge-jazz bass since Pest, for a start. Beautiful.
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Kongas
Afrodesia

Disco legend Marc Cerrone reboots his erstwhile Kongas project. Given that the group have only released the odd EP for the last 40 years it’s unsurprising to find that Cerrone drafted in new blood to help lay down Afrodesia. Despite the change in personnel these exuberantly funky tunes show that Cerrone still knows how to get a party going after all these years. Anyone still mourning the passing of Prince should find some solace in Afrodesia.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Hammer / Atlus (Denis Sulta)
SSSS-3

Denis Sulta, man about town, offers us SSSS-3 on Sulta Selects Silver Service, an offshoot of the regular Sulta Selects. The a-side features Belfast's Hammer with 'Dance Since', a bass heavy, 90s house influenced monster. Sulta himself appears on the b-side as Atlus, supposedly the Jekyll to his Hyde. 
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Roza Terenzi
Let's Ride

After spending the last couple of years dropping excellent EPs for labels like Planet Euphorique and Salt Mines, Australian producer Roza Terenzi now rocks up on Dekmantel. In general Let’s Ride fronts more of the rainforest dream-house stuff that Terenzi has impressed with these past couple of years. Opener ‘3.I.Y.’ is the curveball, a stiff-necked club cut that recalls the best of early Jam City.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

The Chemical Brothers
No Geography

For the first time since 2015, big beats are back. Yep, The Chemical Brothers are at it again. No Geography, the duo’s ninth studio LP, is pretty classic Chem Bro fare. Once more we find them balancing pop nous with arena-sized techno instrumentals. Aurora features on several of the tracks here. Nene crops up as well.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Peaking Lights
Sea Of Sand

DIY experimental psych-dub duo Peaking Lights change up from releasing on their own label to drop sounds on a full-blown dance music label: new extended EP Sea of Sand is distributed by Dekmantel. Still though, this husband and wife pair keep on working their own special sound territory, with typically gorgeous results. Six tracks, 30 minutes, 12 inches.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Aaron Broomfield
Boomerang

Double-mix delight from Crown Ruler Records here. Back in the late ‘70s Aaron Broomfield of the Broomfield Corporate Jam briefly attempted a solo career. It didn’t run to more than a handful of singles, but for some reason his killer space-funk jam ‘Boomerang’ never made it to the pressing plant. Here 'Boomerang' comes presented in two versions - the flexi-disco A-side and the loose, sensual demo take. Anyone fond of a bit of Melodies International should take a gander at this.

The Shamen
En-Tact

A classic early 90s dance album and a landmark work by The Shamen marking their gravitation from psych-rock to psych-rave, the employment of the naughty, naughty, very naughty Mr C and, sadly, the final contributions from the sweet-voiced Will Sinnott. With a bulging cast of mixers and producers from Paul Oakenfold and Orbital to The Beatmasters and Meat Beat Manifesto, it also comes in many versions. Here is one of them.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Prins Thomas
Ambitions

Norwegian producer Prins Thomas has a surprise in store on his sixth LP Ambitions - he’s started using vocals! Well, kind of anyway. Lead single ‘Feel The Love’ features Thomas layering dreamy, reverb-drenched sampled harmonies over the kind of Nordic Balearicism we’ve come to know and love him for. It sets the tone nicely for the rest of Ambitions, a record on which Thomas claims direct inspiration from Haruomi Hosono, Ricardo Villalobos, Shinichi Atobe and a few others.

Feater
Socialo Blanco

Charming bit of retro synth music from Austrian musician Daniel Meuzard, here going as Feater. Socialo Blanco is his tribute to the EMS Synthi AKS, which he recorded entirely by hand and straight on to tape. The result is a bunch of grooves that will steal the heart of any fans of vintage electronic music. On Running Back Incantations. 

Antena
Camino Del Sol (Joakim & Todd Terje Mixes)

Two remixes of the title track from Antena's 1983 album Camino Del Sol, a stone cold electro-samba classic that still remains utterly influential. The remixes are from Todd Terje and Joakim. Terje turns it into a slow burning stompeter while Joakim goes down the electro-house route. On Permanent Vacation. 
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Jayda G
Significant Changes

Jayda G’s debut album on Ninja Tune is here, and it is titled Significant Changes: well indeed. Jayda’s had a good couple of years, and her progressions are there to be heard on the album, which is lush and funky and optimistic, even when touches of melancholy are in the mix. Great and thoughtful dancing music.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Phillipi & Rodrigo
Paciencia

Debut album from Phillipi & Rodrigo, a pair of Brazilian producers with a knack for capturing good vibes and filling tracks with them. Paciencia often seems to be partaking in three different parties at once, with Brazilian and techno rhythms, organ and sitar samples, and Portuguese lyrics. Lots to take in, but all of it fun. On the Soulwax boys’ label.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Shahid Wheeler
Just One Dance Before You Go

Melodies International are a nifty little label. Their line is that they track down rare-ass, expensive-ass old club killers and reissue them at a fraction of the cost you’d pay for an original copy. The latest Melodies coup is Shahid Wheeler’s 1978 number ‘Just One Dance Before You Go’. A righteous disco joint of the Off The Wall school, this is the sort of dancefloor gold that never goes out of fashion. Here it is presented remastered and backed with the instrumental.

Christian Löffler
Graal (Prologue)

Graal (Prologue) is the third album released by German producer Christian Löffler. Given that bracketed subtitle I think we can safely assume it won't be his last. Along with his collaborators Mohna and Josephine Philip, Löffler makes cold and emotive dance music that rattles the bones. On Ki Records.

Jayda G & Alexa Dash
Leave Room 2 Breathe

From the tracklisting of her debut full-length Significant Changes comes a single from Jayda G, here pressed up in white label style by Ninja Tune. Leave Room 2 Breathe features Alexa Dash as a guest vocalist, although if you prefer just the instrumental (or even just the acapella vocal!), both those options are available on B-side.
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AMOR
Sinking Into A Miracle

Amor are a Glasgow-based dance outfit. Their eclectic line-up bleeds eclecticism into their music, however. The band consist of avant-garde musician Richard Youngs, Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler, Paul Thompson who played drums with Franz Ferdinand and Norwegian minimalist composer Michael Francis Duch. Their debut album, Sinking Into A Miracle, was recorded at Chem 19 in Glasgow, the place where all those Delgados and Arab Strap records were made and produced by Paul Savage and Richard McMaster of Golden Teacher. LP and CD on Night School.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Italo Funk

Where Italo Disco and Funk music mix, great things can come to pass. Soul Clap set out to prove this with their new compilation Italo Funk, and they achieved it with ease: just listen to these ten joyous cuts. Boot & Tax, Jolly Mare and Deep88 are all here, throwing out juicy basslines every which way. Double LP compilation.

Various
Midnight In Tokyo Vol. 3

Ever wondered what night time feels like in Tokyo? Well do we have a compilation for you. Midnight in Tokyo Vol. 3 from Studio Mule is a masterful selection of tracks that capture then multiplicity of nightlife in Japan's capital. It's sexy, it's funky, it's calm and it's lovely. All in all these 14 rare tracks are utterly transportive. 

Various
Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths Volume 2

Triassic Tusk Records (King Creosote, Andrew Weatherall) return with the second volume of their Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths series. Does what it says on the tin, this one. This is a collection of heavy rare cuts to whip up many a dancefloor frenzy. They're funky, groovy, sometimes a little bit squiffy, and generally just really good fun.
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

LCD Soundsystem
Oh Baby (Lovefingers Remixes)

Brooklyn New York's most crumpled man returns following along from his well received American Dream album made whilst pretending to split the band up. Now it's time for some dancefloor ready remixes and this instalment sees LA Native Lovefingers have two goes at taking on 'Oh Baby' adding a bit of psychedelia and drive to the original. 
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Barbara Tucker
Beautiful People (Floorplan Remixes)

Positiva is currently celebrating a quarter-century in the game with a run of anniversary releases. Following entries from artists including Eats Everything and Mele, the seventh in the series sees Robert Hood in Floorplan mode and giving Barbara Tucker’s 1994 garage smash ‘Beautiful People’ a going over. That’s the one that goes ‘deep inside, deep deep down inside’ by the way. Both the remix and its dub are typically elegant takes by Hood.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Neville Watson
The Midnight Orchard

Don’t Be Afraid have kept in touch with acid tech-houser Neville Watson, who returns to the label with his first LP in five years. Cover art’s a bit ‘Ghost in the Celt’, innit. He’s sounding more serious and pensive than before, but there’s nowt more boring than the dead-serious techno producer conceit - Watson knows this and ensures there’s always plenty of fun along the way.

Le Stim
Tribute To Muhammad Ali (We Crown The King)

Melodies International have forged a rep for re-releasing rare soul gems, but even by their standards they’ve pulled off something of a coup here. Le Stim’s 1980 single A Tribute To Muhammad Ali (We Crown The King) is a rare-as-hen’s-teeth bit of Midwest Disco. It’s a great party piece too - according to Le Stim leader Donald Jennings big Cassius himself was a fan of the song. With the help of New Zealand's Rain&Shine imprint Melodies have managed to acquire the licences for both versions of the track. They've also remastered them for this new drop.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Discophilia Belgica : Next-Door-Disco & Local Spacemusic from Belgium

Just look at that there cover art. Compiled by some serious diggers, Discophilia Belgica : Next-Door-Disco & Local Spacemusic from Belgium is an exploration of the out-there sounds from the little country of Belgium. Most of the artists across this two part compilation series would never have called themselves musicians and never performed their music live. However, there are some crackers on this one.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Jacques Greene
Focus

Jacques Greene with his first official release since 2017’s Feel Infinite LP here. Focus is one half of the Fever Focus EP, a record that can be purchased as a whole or in separate parts. The three tracks of Focus find Greene once more exploring the club as a space for dreaming and escapism through a mixture of sounds drawn from post-dubstep, deep house and r&b.

Various
Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor (1980 - 1983) Part 2

The second accompanying compilation to Tim Lawrence’s Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor 1980 - 1983 drops on Lawrence’s new label Reappearing Records. It’s another collection of tunes that capture the spirit of early-80s NYC, a time when the city’s hip-hop, club and punk scenes were all beginning to mix freely. Contains cuts by Loose Joints, George Kranz and Peech Boys.

Mr. Fingers
Cerebral Hemispheres Remixes

On EP number 2 of Mr. Fingers’ Cerebral Hemispheres remix series, the deep house pioneer, AKA Larry Heard gets the remix treatment from Joey Anderson on Electron as Kode 9 takes on Spy whilst Upsammy does something to Outer Acid. Not to be outdone he also offers up his own remix of Outer Acid. Four track 12” single on Alleviated.
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Mr. Fingers
Praise to the Vibes / Crying Over You Remixes

Mr. Fingers AKA Larry Heard has got a bunch of artists together to remix tracks from his Cerebral Hemispheres album over three 12” singles. The first installment sees Larry Heard and Rodaidh McDonald test their remixing skills with Praise To The Vibes and Crying over You. Four track 12” single on Alleviated.
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Crooked Man
Crooked House

Too much low-key, cool and detached, smooth and sleek house music around these days? Well, if that’s what you reckon, then Crooked Man has the answer: a big album of big, booming, over-the-top electro-house. Lots of energy and sweet stretched grooves here on Crooked House, which is released by DFA of all labels.
  • Label(s):
  • DFA
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

The Prodigy
No Tourists

It appears that The Prodigy are still going. Liam Howlett’s scary dance project have been doing their thing for twenty-eight years now, and they’re showing no sign of letting up, so why not get on the bus an join ‘em. Hold on, the new album is called No Tourists, if they want to be pedantic the bus thing may cause a problem.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Stranded
Celine's Dilemma EP

Optimooooooooo. The Glaswegian label with their umpteenth wedge of cracking party music here. This latest drop comes courtesy of Nashville newcomer Stranded. Celine’s Dilemma is a record of buoyant bedroom disco which packs a serious dancefloor punch. Many of the tracks here hark back to those exciting days in the early 2000s when we thought DFA was going to save us all.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Cromby
Futurola EP

For a while Denis Sulta was using the Sulta Selects label as a vehicle for releasing his own stuff. However, with the new Sulta Selects Silver Service series that appears to be changing. The sub-label kicks off with a release by Irish producer Cromby. Futurola might not have been made by Sulta, but the three tracks here bear all the hallmarks of the Glaswegian’s own work. That means Chicago house beats, rave breaks and whooping vocal samples are the order of the day.
  • Vinyl 12" (SSS1-1)
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Paranoid London
The Boombox Affair

With a nostalgic taste for late 80s acid house, a DIY punk attitude, and whiny 303s, Paranoid London are guaranteed to deliver a dancefloor wrecker. The Boombox Affair is dedicated to LGBTQ+ activist Bubbles Bubblesynski, murdered in San Francisco, meaning that your hard-earned pounds will go to charities while you get a thumping 12". 

Rotla
Waves

Beautiful tones from Italy’s Mario Pierro aka Rotla (Raiders of the Lost Arp), once again for Edizioni Mondo. Following the label’s fondness for library and documentary music, Rotla’s new twelve Waves blends balearic and kosmische references into eighties disco on the title track and slower territory on ‘Babash’. Includes two remixes of ‘Waves’ from label boss L.U.C.A. and Mark Barrott.
  • Vinyl 12" (MND009)
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Julien Dyne
Teal

After a brief flirtation with Soundway a in 2017 when he remixed The Sweetest Meditation by Lord Echo, Julien Dyne is back on the label  to conduct some of his own bizness. Teal mixes Future soul and afro-house and is dripping in synths. His work with Theo Parrish, Steve Spacek and Andreya Triana has had Moodyman and Giles Peterson saying nice things about Dyne. If you’re a fan of Lord Echo, Electric Wire Hustle, Fat Freddie’s Drop and Eric Lau among others, then this is for you. Double LP cut at 45rpm on Soundway.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Womack & Womack
MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau)

Ahh this is a really nice one man. Womack & Womack initially released the electro-soul number ‘MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau)’ as a track on their 1988 LP Conscience. A couple of years later, an at-the-peak-of-his-powers Frankie Knuckles got hold of the stems and turned in a cracking 100 bpm house flip of the tune. This ‘Paradise Ballroom’ mix was also stripped of its drums for a ‘Folk Version’ that foregrounds the lovely vocal harmonies and guitar. And now the good people at Melodies International have reissued both of those reworkings.

The Chemical Brothers
Further

If you don’t know if, Further is the 2010 album of The Chemical Brothers, and it's kind of their shoegaze album. It also might be their best album of recent years, with the usual focus on big guest collaborations jettisoned in favour of an epic tangle of ecstatic electronic beats and textures. A full psychedelic trip without losing the big club power. Vinyl reissue.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6325301)
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Victor
Amerikan Dread

Satoshi Yamamura has dug this one out the crates for a reissue on the excellent Music From Memory (Dip In The Pool, Richenel). Previously only available as an ultra-rare 7”, ‘Amerikan Dread’ is a disco-funk strut topped with an aching vocal from Victor equal parts David Byrne and Grace Jones. Comes backed with the ‘N.Y.C. Dub’ that graced the original release as well as new versions by Lipelis and Androo.
  • Vinyl 12" (MFM 030)
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Parcels
Parcels

A further addition to the 'call your band literally anything' brigade is this hot young group from Australia who have since moved to ...oooh...let's guess....Berlin! They've already had a staggering 90 million streams across various platforms which I'm sure means something to someone out there. Be interesting to see how these Daft Punk collaborating disco pop lot get on in the real world.  

Yan Tregger
Ducks & Drakes

1979 French library music from Yan Tregger. Like almost all of its library music brethren, Ducks & Drakes has of course been rare as hen’s teeth on vinyl for countless years, so this readily available BBE reissue is a delightful development. Entirely created by Tregger himself, this is an incredibly groovy disco-funk set that you need to hear.
  • Label(s):
  • BBE

Yan Tregger
Catchy

1978 French library music from Yan Tregger. Like almost all of its library music brethren, this album, the first of two originally recorded for Musical Touch Sound, is monstrously rare on vinyl, so its so good to be able to hear this material properly. Weird and wonderful disco music, heavy with spacey vibes and funk grooves. Reissue editions from BBE.
  • Label(s):
  • BBE

Lawrence
Illusion

After a couple of LPs for Mule Musiq, Illusion sees Lawrence back on Dial, the label he founded alongside Carsten Jost and Turner. This is another record of finely-calibrated central European techno and deep house from the one born Peter Kersten. The likes of Move D and Will Saul would have been pleased to come up with something like the delightfully bleep-bloopy ‘Treasure Box’.

79.5
Predictions

Big Crown (The Fields & The Expressions, The Shacks) release the debut LP by intriguing NYC group 79.5. While it’s in essence a party record, a lot of influences are torpedoed into Predictions. The minimally groovy rhythm section often resembles ESG, but there’s a girl-group vibe to some of the carefree melodies, while tunes like ‘Boy Don’t Be Afraid’ have a little Sade to them. Imagine a more streamlined version of The Go! Team. It’s good fun.

Mythologen
Church Music

Swedish producer Mythologen aka Alexander Palmestål is back with second twelve Church Music - probably short for Church-converted-into-a-nightclub Music. We have one of those here in Leeds! Bursting with rather euphoric electro-dance, big smiles all-round, the EP shows Palmestål’s great fondness for London’s myriad club scenes.

Tunde Mabadu
Viva Disco

Some ultra-rare boogie Lagos here. Originally issued in 1980 and long lost to the annals of time, Tunde Mabadu’s Viva Disco is Nigerian disco par excellence. The tunes here boast ten-tonne grooves, and the slightly distorted recording only adds to their energy and verve. Anyone with an ear for the likes of Joni Haastrup, Shina Williams, Christy Essien and the like should head over this way. Re-released via Mr Bongo.

Daniel T.
Heliotrope

In a former life, a decade or so ago, Southern California native Daniel T (Terndrup) was one half of Cosmic Kids who drew upon a very wide range of musical inspirations as well as, of course, the vastness of the cosmos. Daniel has long been a crate digger and a collector armed with an impressive knowledge of all sorts of bygone music, hosting regular radio shows on both NTS and Dublab. Terndrup now turns his attention to his solo project and has developed a production style taking in a melange of influences -- funk, post-punk, new age and pop included -- filtering all these along with the SoCal sunshine into his armoury of tunes. Heliotrope is the result, a fun-times album that's sure to make both heads and bodies move. LP on Cascine records.

Dwart
Taipei Disco

Taipei Disco is music made by Dwart during time spent living in China, between the years 1989 and 1993. Composition took place in a Macau apartment and even within the Guangzhou nightclub that gives this EP its name, using early portable synth technology to record ideas in the moment. Intimate-epic synth-pop goodness with an interesting history. On Holuzam.
  • Vinyl 12" (ZAM002)
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Bomb The Bass
Into The Dragon

The current rave revivalism of acts like Etch, Dream Cycle and Special Request jacks just as much steez from records like Bomb The Bass’ Into The Dragon as they do from ‘Voodoo Ray’. This 1988 LP was a top-twenty hit on release, further evidence of the groundswell of support for the sub-genre of hip-house. Across these ten tracks, producer Tim Simenon fuses rave breaks with Bomb Squad-style beats and scratch science to fresh effect.
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2172C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Bob Moses
Battle Lines

This is the sort of thing that happens when you let Johnny Jewel release too many records. Bob Moses - confusingly not one person but two men called Tom and Jimmy - drop their second LP via Domino. Battle Lines is full of perfectly competent synth-pop songs that remind one of Hurts. If this Norman Records™ description writer were a GCSE Music invigilator he would give it a high B for style, a low B for performance and a C for composition.

The Blaze
Dancehall

The Blaze will be absolutely massive. They kind of already are - a video upped to YouTube in 2016 for their song ‘Virile’ (yikes) has four million views and counting - but we reckon their debut LP Dancehall is going to make them REALLY massive. The combination of Disclosure-esque pop-house with Jungle’s ‘urban’ ‘cool’ vibe and that … thing that Bonobo does is just too big to fail.

Marquis Hawkes
The Marquis of Hawkes

Like many of today’s electronic artists, Marquis Hawkes bases himself in Berlin. On his new album The Marquis Of Hawkes he takes us on a journey through beatless drones, deep dub, body jerkers and some retro bass jabs. Jamie Lidell and Ursula Rucker make guest appearances. Double LP on Houndstooth.

Loose Joints
Is It All Over My Face

The thing you really need to know about this Loose Joints single, Is It All Over My Face, is that the man behind it is the one and only Arthur Russell. This is the first time it’s been available to buy as a 7” single. It dates from the early ‘80s when disco had died and dance music was free of its cheesy shackles, leaving true innovators like Russell to do his thing. The Female Vocal mix by Larry Levan has been a huge influence on the Chicago house scene as its DJs have sampled the drums time and again. 7” on Get On Down.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Francis Harris
Leland

Francis Harris initially released Minutes Of Sleep in 2014, and it has been out of print for most of the intervening time, so let’s all celebrate this new reissue from the good people over at Scissor and Thread. Leland is a great example of Harris’ aesthetic, with his sound bolstered by Emil Abramyan’s cello, Greg Paulus’ trumpet, and Gry’s vocals. Triple LP vinyl reissue.

Justice
Woman Worldwide

While touring Woman, Justice had to reconfigure the album to be suited to being played live. This process unearthed a different side to the album's tracks, one they have documented in the studio on Woman Worldwide. They didn't stop there though, and played some of their best known tracks in the same style as well.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Kon & Amir present
Off Track Vol. III: Brooklyn

DJ pair Kon & Amir are far too wise about their music specialties: I can scarcely imagine the weight of their record collections. But don’t get jealous! Just sit back and let them spin an array of gorgeous rare cuts for you to enjoy. Volume III of their Off Track mixtape series focuses on Brooklyn NYC, the source of so much groovy musical wonder. Reissued double LP.
  • Label(s):
  • BBE

Leon Vynehall
Nothing Is Still

Well, Leon Vynhall wrote a book. In the mid 20th century Vynhall's grandparents emigrated to New York, a journey he has found incredibly inspirational. The sum is Nothing Is Still, an album, a novella, and more. What's more it features most of an orchestra. Vynhall's debut album is nothing if not ambitious.

Terre Thaemlitz / DJ Sprinkles
Deproduction EP 2

Terre Thaemlitz’s LP Deproduction was a bold, challenging and typically fearless piece of sound art. The arresting original of ‘Admit It’s Killing You (And Leave)’ brought together post-minimalist piano composition with discomforting samples. Here, all is stripped away bar the keys to leave an uncanny spool of music. Deproduction EP 2 also has Thaemlitz turning in an edgy, deeper-than-deep house remix of the same piece under the banner of her DJ Sprinkles project. Great stuff.
  • Vinyl LP (C027.EP2)
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Bjørn Torske
Byen

Bjorn Torske celebrates two decades in the game with his fifth solo LP, which is also his first in eight years. Byen conflates Torske’s two principle aesthetics (buoyant Nordic disco-house and stately, palatial synth ambiences) to produce nine elegant tracks. It’s a lengthy record - there's generally one track per side of this double LP - but such is Torske’s command of his craft that things never feel over-long. Out, as you might expect, on Smalltown Supersound.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Mark E
Product Of Industry

Mark E hails from the West Midlands, and identifies the industrial background of the area as an influence on his sound, particularly on this album, Product Of Industry (obviously). But, refreshingly, this isn’t just a byword for ‘heavy’ and ‘dark’ music. Mark E takes the mechanical relentlessness of industry, but tempered with warm analogue synth sounds. Its a strong combination.

Perfecto
You Can't Run From The Rhythm

Perfecto’s 2015 LP for Joyful Noise (The Low Anthem, No Joy) is back on vinyl. You Can’t Run From The Rhythm is an enjoyable hip-house record with a winking, parodic element to it. Think PC Music if the sound they were playing with was music from 80s workout VHS’s. Fifth track ‘The Labrador’ is a psychedelic synth epic that features production from cLOUDDEAD member Odd Nosdam.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Mark Archer AKA DJ Nex
The EPs

Some heavyweight 90s dance tackle here. DJ Nex - Mark Archer to his mum - released EPs The Nex and Poundstretcher in 1992 and 1993 respectively. They’re full of fun hardcore/jungle/acid tracks, a little zanier than your average. The people at Music Mondays always figured they could have been cut a little louder, so that’s exactly what they’ve done here. Remastered across three vinyl with some dinky new artwork.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Dance For Your Life – Rare Finnish Funk & Disco 1976-1986

Lordi. HIM. Apocalyptica. When one thinks of Finnish music, the words ‘funk’ and ‘disco’ are not ones that immediately spring to mind. The people at Svart Records - despite being a label that largely releases prog and metal - are out to change those perceptions. They’ve brought together eighteen choice morsels from the discotheques of 70s and 80s Finland. A lot of the tracks have a charmingly skew-whiff, Gilbert & Sullivan-esque flavour to them.

Sink Ya Teeth
Sink Ya Teeth

NYC, London, Berlin … Norwich? The East Anglian city might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of danceable post-punk, but Sink Ya Teeth emerge from Norfolk with an LP to give the likes of ESG and !!! a run for their money. They’ve toured with the latter, as well as Moon Duo, and are about to set off for a jaunt with A Certain Ratio. The likes of ‘Pushin’’ and ‘Glass’ are fun, lithe electro-pop jams.

Fit Of Body
Black Box No Cops

Skater and cassette-only label (Harsh Riddims) owner, Ryan Parks AKA Fit Of Body melds Detroit influenced techno, jazz and rap then passes it through a no wave mincer to create Black Box No Cops. The album is named in honour of the Black Box skate park in Atlanta. LP and CD on 2MR, his debut for the label.
  • Label(s):
  • 2MR
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Soulwax
Essential

Soulwax’s 2017 Essential Mix was the first instalment in BBC Radio 1’s long-running series to feature over an hour of original material. If that wasn’t impressive enough, consider the fact that they’d already released a new LP (Deewee) earlier that year. Essential collates those Radio 1 originals on CD and double-vinyl. It finds the Belgian techno legends up to their usual tricks. Bleeps and bloops galore.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various / Sasha
fabric 99: Sasha

Fabric have reached 99. Time for this long-running series of DJ-led mixes from the world famous London-based club to celebrate; not only do we get a true superstar in the form, but a choice of formats to boot. Whether you opt for the usual mixed CD housed in a metal tin or go for the grand, deluxe 4-LP package what you will get is a supreme and fluid set from a master in the field with an unbelievable wealth of experience. House, ambient and dub-techno meld together to form a blend of the classic and the forward-looking. Included are tracks from Carl Craig, Mathew Jonson, Objekt, DJ Koze and the man known as Sasha.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco