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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.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Heads Records - South African Disco-Dub Edits

Ever travelling into the musical terrain of the Southern Hemisphere, Soundway have this time raided the vaults of South African label Heads. The label's star shone briefly but brightly between 1982 and 1984 and released some 20 or so 12" singles and LPs before closing its doors. The label mixed disco with bubblegum pop, aimed at the nation's black population. This 4-track 12" EP of disco dub is the smaller sibling to the recent Gumba Fire compilation. Includes songs from William & The Young Five, Manyane, Adaye and Starlight.

Benin City
Last Night

Last Night by Benin City examines London’s night life. The band reminisce about the hedonistic times they’ve had in the Big Smoke. Their influences are wide-ranging, from Philip Glass to Metronomy, Ghostpoet to Grizzly Bear. Here, they cook up a sound that lands somewhere between Metronomy, Faithless and the early work of Belgian rapper, Stromae. Eclectic indeed.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Shadow
Sweet Sweet Dreams

A 1984 LP created in Trinidad and Tobago, Sweet Sweet Dreams is the synth-riddled reggae/soca project of Winston Bailey, also known as Shadow. The clever blend of genres on this record make it a mesmerising 80s time capsule, with hazy synth noodlings and hypnotic reggae beats providing a backdrop to Bailey and his backing singers' distinguished calypsonian vocals. Released as Vinyl LP on the Jamwax label.

Ron Trent
I Feel Rhythm

Fired into the 21st century on vinyl format around 23 years since its initial birth, is Ron Trent's dancefloor-ready I Feel Rhythm. The 3-track offering, which contains the 1999 released Paul Johnson Remix, captures the 90s club scene zeitgeist and manages to be immediate whilst creating ambient atmospheres.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Francis Harris
Minutes of Sleep

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. Harris’ explorative and emotional house sound is beautifully laid out over two vinyl LPs, with a typically fabulous Terre Thaemlitz remix waiting for you at the end of the tracklisting.

Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
African Dances

Despite the slew of compilations and reissues of music from 70s and 80s Lagos in the recent years, relatively little attention has been given to Shina Williams. The Nigerian band leader was one of the finest exponents of the funky Lagos style that fused Afrobeat, reggae, disco, highlife and more. There are few instances where his sound is in fuller effect than African Dances. One of these three lengthy dancefloor smashes is the crucial ‘Agboju Logun’.

Porn Sword Tobacco & SVN
Complaints


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Sorcerer
White Magic

After Dan Judd dropped the first LP from his Sorcerer project in eight years back in 2017, it seemed like a good time for Be With Records to reissue his two earlier full-lengths. Moreover, the poly-genre style of White Magic was oddly prescient at the time, and heard a decade on the album’s mish-mash of hypnagogic pop, MPC funk, Balearic house and a whole lot more settles quite comfortably into the landscape of contemporary alt-dance. Nice music for fans of Lindstrom, Todd Terje and so on.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Sorcerer
Neon Leon

Sorceror’s Neon Leon was a likable record when it was first released in 2009, and it remains a likable record now that it’s being reissued in 2018. Different cover artwork and a remastering job have given this LP a new lick of paint, but at heart it’s still a collection of gently playful cosmic disco tracks pitched somewhere between Lindstrom and Jens Lekman’s ‘Sipping On The Sweet Nectar’.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Theo Parrish
Gentrified Love Part 4

Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature may be turning twenty this year, but that doesn’t mean that the Detroit legend is resting on his laurels. Rather, the fourth instalment of his Gentrified Love series sees Parrish looking to improve on past glories. A-side ‘Leave The Funk To Us’, for instance, appeared in truncated form on Gentrified Love 2. This full version, featuring Amp Fiddler, John Douglas and Ideeyah, is a classic TP funky stepper. The B-side is an update of a track by Paul Randolph & Kathy Kosins which appeared on 2017’s Brownswood Bubblers compilation.
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Paul Johnson
Feel The Music

Chicago’s Paul Johnson spent most of the ‘90s thriving in the underground dance scene dropping 12s on Cajual, Relief and Dance Mania. He signed for Peacefrog and released his ‘95 debut album, Bump Talkin’. The Following year he unleashed his house masterpiece, Feel The Music which gets a welcome repress. 1999 saw a breakthrough hit, Get Down, which still graces dancefloors to this day, whilst remixes for Stacy Kidd, Joey Beltram, Green Velvet, Armando, CC Penniston, Ron Trent, K-Alexi, and Steve Poindexter, to name a few, are still dropped in clubs by the biggest and best. 2LP on Peacefrog.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Mix Mup
After The Job EP


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Mark Seven
The Promised Land (Chapter II: Enter This House)

Selector and shop curator par excellence Mark Seven is less famed for his productions, but when he does turn out the goods they step up to his esteemed reputation. Landing on DC label World Building with the confidence of a learned house wizard, his three versions of “The Promised Land” are a masterclass in deep house classicism, sounding equal parts vitally fresh and comfortably familiar.
  • Vinyl 12" (WB 004)
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Feon
The Sun Is High

Seize the moment of the recent sunny weather and get lively with this new one from Feon, which is full of sun-worshipping psychedelic joy. Three cuts, starting with a echoed-up thirty-voice-layer melody and getting progressively stranger. Pick it up now before summer proper gets here… 12” on Optimo.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Jordan GCZ
Fission Transmission

A brand new one from Jordan GCZ here, who sets his synths a nice workout-challenge: this thing arpeggiates like crazy. Fission Transmission is accompanied by an extra-drum version and a no-drum version on the flipside: perfectly suited to either an ambient drift-out at home or a busy floor-filling at the club. 12” from Off Minor.
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Jody Finch
Jack Your Big Booty Remix


  • Vinyl 12" (LPP006)
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Simian Mobile Disco
Murmurations

Simian Mobile Disco’s fifth studio-length album builds a sonic soundscape that sounds equally as powerful blasting through your headphones on the morning commute as it does in a sweaty club at 4am. It’s all pretty Bladerunner-esque as the techno machine that is Simian Mobile Disco collaborate with the very human voices of Hackney-based collective The Deep Throat Choir. Named after the cloud-like formation starlings make as they swoop and whirl in union, ‘Murmurations’ swirls together the natural and electronic and creates something sublime. 

Syclops
Pink Eye

Once you get past the title, Pink Eye - the third LP from Maurice Fulton’s Syclops project - is a nice wedge of leftfield club fare. Alongside a band including Mim Suleiman, Fulton has produced eleven tunes that range from relatively straightforward bongo-techno workouts (‘Spin Cycle’) to a weird sort of acid-disco-funk hybrid (‘The Skipper’, ‘Caryll J The Superhero’). We suggest you … keep an eye on it (har de har). Out via Running Back.

Hifi Sean & David McAlmont
Transparent


  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Galaxians
Let The Rhythm In

If you’ve gone to many gigs in Leeds over the last five years, you’ve hopefully been lucky enough to have seen and danced to a set by Galaxians, the wonderful live disco-acid-house-funk duo (and sometimes trio). Now, a fully-fledged nine-track double LP studio album from them! What groovy delights. Let The Rhythm In is a wonderful collection of dance tunes, out on Dither Down Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Dalholt & Langkilde
Sur Plus

Copenhagen Balearicists Music For Dreams (Ruf Dug, The Swan And The Lake) drop the debut LP from Danish duo Dalholt & Langkilde. The pair come up with some lovely sunset grooves on Sur Plus, sticking to Balearic House/synth-pop tropes while also incorporating a wide range of influences. The ‘Beach Mix’ of ‘Disco Disco’ throws together Ibiza house with Serge Gainsbourg-aping vocals, while the title track and ‘Charite’ slow the tempo down and bring in some Soukous-inspired guitar work.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Chris Brann
Deep Fall

A seminal '90s deep house record gets reissued here by its original home of Peacefrog (Moodymann, Little Dragon). By 1997 Chris Brann had already received acclaim for his work as one third of Wamdue Kids, but Deep Fall sees the producer finding his own way and his own sound. The nine tracks here are the deepest of the deep, with mellow synth pads and sultry vocals keeping watch over rigid, slightly tech-house-flavoured drum tracking.
  • Vinyl Double LP (PF071)
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Daft Punk
Alive 2007

Some electro purity from the club barons Daft Punk. Alive 2007 is their double Grammy winning live experience. Paving the way for so much of the populous EDM of today, they show their live chops and prove their ability to work a crowd. Featuring favorites from Homework and Discovery on this 4LP coloured vinyl/book/slip-mat combo OR double LP vinyl set. Out from Rhino.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

DJ Sprinkles & Hardrock Striker
Skylax House Explosion

Hardrock Striker founded Skylax Records back in 2004, and the intervening years has seen the label release work from artists like Mr. Fingers and Lady Blacktronicka. Together with acid royalty DJ Sprinkles, Striker has mixed this bumper two-disc set of all-Skylax productions as the label nears 15 years in the game. This twenty-eight track selection features music from Octo Octa, Garage Shelter and many more as well as forthcoming productions. Skylax House Explosion serves as a demonstration of what club music not just should be, but could be.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

The Lucid Dream
SX1000

Not since Paul Weller created 'Modernism: A New Decade' as there been such a stylistic shift as this. Previously the Lucid Dream were Carlisle's biggest psych rock export but here have soaked up 80s UK acid house and produced an unlikely dancefloor-ready track at odds perhaps with previous work but showing a genre-defying ambition unseen elsewhere.      

Studio Mule
Carnaval feat. Miyako Kouda

Clearly no longer content with being one of the most consistently excellent house labels of the last decade, Mule Musiq branch out with this mysterious new Studio Mule project. Not much is known about the group’s membership - our guess is that MM boss Toshiya Kawasaki might have something to do with it. However, there are three things that we can say for sure: 1) ‘Carnaval’ is a cover of a Taeko Ohnuki’s classic. 2) This version features vocals from Dip In The Pool’s Miyako Kouda. 3) Both edits of the track here are perky acid/disco jams that will bring a smile to your face.
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Taraval
Streetways EP


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Tim Maia
Disco Club

The public’s seemingly unquenchable desire for Brazilian sounds has led to the unearthing of another long-lost treasure. Tim Maia is something of a legend in his home country, producing endless wedges of Brazilian soul between 1970 and his death in 1998. His eighth LP pits his powerful baritone yip against muscular funk and disco grooves. Though reissued once in 1991, this is the first time Disco Club has resurfaced with the original track titles (they were changed for the 1991 pressing).

Perel
Hermetica

Perel's debut album manages to strike the balance between post-punk and disco that only the better artists on DFA's roster manage to. The German producer is a proud fan of Eurythmics and 2 Unlimited and she has the comfort with more poppy melodies you'd expect from one. 
  • Label(s):
  • DFA

The Mauskovic Dance Band
Down In The Basement

Nicola Mauskovic takes time out from his gigs drumming for W.I.T.C.H., Altin Gun and Jacco Gardner for a project of his own. Enlisting a band and the services of Cumbia producer Juan Hundred, Down In The Basement throws together thick bass grooves, Hi-Life guitar and gang vocals to ebullient effect. The title could be derived from Talking Heads’s ‘Girlfriend is Better’, which would be an apt comparison, while fellow Soundway acts Meridian Brothers and Ondatropica also come to mind.

Willie Graff & Darren Eboli
The Tribeca Tapes

Denmark’s Music For Dreams have done a nice line in blissful post-Balearia for just shy of two decades now. Their latest release, an EP from Willie Graff & Darren Eboli, is no exception. The Tribeca Tapes is as technicolour as its artwork. Tracks like ‘First Light’ and ‘Moon Tan’ nod to the recent Talaboman record with their low-slung minor-key grooves, while ‘Love Flight’ and ‘Second Sun’ are breezier affairs. Will appeal to anyone who enjoys the output of labels like Beats In Space or Second Circle.
  • Vinyl 12" (ZZZV17018)
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  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

What So Not
Not All The Beautiful Things

After Flume split away from the collaboration, Emoh Instead has kept growing What So Not, with collaborations with the likes of R.L. Grime and Ganz. Now dropping his debut full length through Counter. Features collabs with Skrillex, Toto, BUOY, Daniel Johns, and Rome Fortune. Big room beats meeting your sky reaching needs.
  • Vinyl Double LP (COUNT141)
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Jesse
Fluids

This lovely disc of sketchy paints comes from Finnish band Jesse, whose recent collaboration with DJ Sotofett came right out of nowhere. The cosmic crew continue to play with disco and psychedelia by laying down simple ideas and then positing a more developed galaxy they could live in. Pretty enough to buy without another thought.

Cloud One
Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By

The Cloud One reissue party continues apace with this latest pressing of their rare 1981 single ‘Don’t Let My Rainbow Pass Me By’. Featuring vocals from frequent C1 collaborator Margot Williams, the track is a slice of golden age disco par excellence. Has famously been sampled by Basement Jaxx and Todd Terje.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
I-Robots present Phantom Records

The Mondo Groove label have got their hands on the archives of the Phantom Records label, and have enlisted Italian Italo expert and selector I-Robots to guide us listeners through the disco vaults. This vinyl collection features a lot of rare cuts getting re-pressed for the first time, as well as some exclusive I-Robots edits. Plus scans of all the original sleeves, yummy.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

10LEC6
Bone Bame

Ed Banger! Good to see you again. It’s fine, we’ve forgiven you for what you did in the 2000s. 10LEC6 have been kicking around the French label for a few years now, but the addition of singer/MC Nicole has seen the group develop a new sound that they describe as ‘Bulupunk’. The ‘Bulu’ part comes from the Bantou dialect Nicole sings/raps/shouts in, while the ‘punk’ bit leans more towards the party-starting post-punk of ESG, Liquid Liquid et al. Whatever you call it, Bone Bame is a riotously fun listen.

Grace Jones
The Disco Years

Disco motherload! Four whole LPs, containing Grace Jones’ first three albums (Portfolio, Fame, and Muse), and, crucially for disco music, the 12” extended versions of the singles. The quality is absolutely faultless, Grace herself and the genre of disco being right at the top of their game during this period. All remastered, all 180g vinyl, all Disco Years.
  • Label(s):
  • UMC
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various / Joy Orbison
Selectors 004 - Joy Orbison

Who better to take part in Dekmantel’s Selectors compilation series than Joy Orbison? Over two LPs our man Joy presents favourite tunes from throughout his own archives and influences, sliding from jungle to techno to garage and back again, following Joy’s own logic rather than any rigid constraints. Tracks are presented unmixed. Selecors 004 is a double LP from Dekmantel

Patrick Cowley
Afternooners

Sex! Now that I have your attention: porn! Wait. Patrick Cowley is the electronic artist responsible for a series of cult gay porn soundtracks; Afternooners is the final volume to be released in an archival series of these works. Associated with creating his own dance sound based on trying to transpose other genres for synth, his music retains a unique sound faraway from the typical cry of vintage. This one's arguably the most experimental in its series.

Theo Parrish
Black Jazz Signature

Arguably one of the world’s most important underground dance music producer/DJs lends his hands to selecting and mixing a set of jazz and funk records licensed from and originally released on the Black Jazz label 1971-1976. Theo gives special attention to fellow Chicago musicians The Awakening (3 consecutive tracks, 4 total on the mix), one of the best funk/fusion groups that the Black Jazz label released, and whose only output was on that label. The set itself is a masterful “2 turntables all vinyl” execution, a format that Theo is dedicated to – no mp3, no CDr, just the vinyl palette for the true aural experience. LP is unmixed.

Patrick Cowley
School Daze

A unique compilation of works from the late electronic pioneer Patrick Cowley. School Daze features over eighty minutes of music from two gay porn films 'Muscle Up' and 'School Daze'. From Moroder-esque synths to musique concrete it’s a remarkable testament to his compositional skill and wide-ranging ambitions. Out on CD and vinyl double LP from Dark Entries.

Ben & Sadar's
The Red, White & Blue’s

Ben & Sadar's are a great example of how opposites can attract. The Red, White & Blue’s is a four-track EP combining Dutch synth DJ Ben Spaander with Chicago’s disco and funk master Sadar Bahar. A strangely complementing affair that makes you want to get up and dance. The record is available on Vinyl 12”.
  • Label(s):
  • BBE
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Physical Therapy
Time Saving Tips For DJ's Vol. 1

Four house-rooted club tracks make up this energetic EP on Exotic Dance. Starting out with a barnstorming disco edit, the EP then moves onto a charged but atmospheric piano led cut. The B side takes things into a more abstract territory with distorted, broken beats before finishing on a low key rave tip.
  • Vinyl 12" (EDR007)
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Dinosaur L
In The Corn Belt

A key Arthur Russell track from the album 24→24 Music, mixed by Larry Levan, and split over two sides of a 7”. Funky layers of percussion, disco drums, exploratory bass, psych guitar, arch quasi-operatic vox and spacey keyboards that seem to connect a lineage from Herbie Hancock to Drexciya. So much going on that it should feel cluttered, but remains strikingly spacious and airy. When it shudders to a halt it feels like a spell being broken.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Omar S
Tap Dat Ass

Detroit legend and house-cranker extraordinaire Omar S presents two more cuts of skronked and screwed dance power. Tap Dat Ass’s label promises that the record will be a ‘Dancer’s Anthem’ (as well as that ‘I Gotta Big Dick 2 Muthafukka!’), and we know that at least one of these statements is true. 12” on FXHE.
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Dawit & Dolo
Rise / Wise

12” release of second collaboration on Future Times between 1432 R’s Dawit Eklund and Future Times’s own Max D. Side A’s Wise is laid-back and long-form while side B’s Rise gets irregular. Eklund provides slurred hypnotic vocals on both tracks, with the duo sharing production credits.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Various
Africa Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown - 1976 - 1983)

The latest in a series that has the first on its fourth repress, Africa Airways here takes us to a land of forgotten disco anthems from '76 to '83. Commendable spirit has gone into unearthing and compiling such a fantastic and diverse collection, further cementing the importance of the continent in recent music history. 

Tr One
A Month Has Passed

A four-track 12” from the Carlow-based duo of Dean Feeney and Eddie Reynolds, who’ve released a bunch of EPs over the last decade on labels such as Apartment and POGO Recordings. The Irish pair take inspiration from Detroit, Chicago and the UK bass scene. Closing track Road to the Sea has a very Ñaka Ñaka vibe, while the title track overlays smooth Detroit techno with a marimba-like melody.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Prins Thomas
5

Prins Thomas must be on top of the world: he’s got both a new album (this here 5) and a new label (Prins Thomas Musik) appearing at once. 5 plucks tracks from various recording sessions, mapping out a few of Prins’ premium approaches to production, including gorgeous tracks too slow for the dancefloor.

John Selway / Seltav
Shimmerdown / SPQR

The remasters on this record deliver a huge sonic thrust to the original tracks, preparing them for the modern body moover. On the A side there's a deep, soulful, keys-driven cut, full of cosmic bleeps and chopped beats whilst the B side lets things totally loose in anthemic tripped out house style.

Various
Bombay Disco Volume 2

Cultures Of Soul take you deeper into the bazaars of India than any other label. A second Bombay Disco adventure is upon us. Gleaming disco explorations, marching funk and hidden alley grooves will get your skeleton going. Greats on this include B Lahiri, A Bhosle and RD Burman. So stand up with a drink (liner notes even contain cocktail recipes) and Kā ānanda (enjoy). Out on Double LP and CD.

Virginia
Blue Pyramid

It’s high time the Psychic TV catalogue got a reappraisal, and Dark Entries are just the label to do the job. Working in tandem with Emotional Rescue, they’ve dug out this blistering set of early house wares from Dave Ball of Soft Cell his wife Virginia, whose violin flairs create a wild texture over the staggeringly prescient and wonderfully menacing club cuts.

Bicep
Bicep

This is Bicep's debut album, following up a bunch of 12" records, selling thousands of vinyl, generating millions of streams and being played by just about everyone. One of their 12' releases: "Just" earned this electrifying duo the title of Track of the Year and has been dropped by the likes of Jamie XX.  

Coldcut
What's That Noise?

Spin your ears back to 1989 and enjoy the debut album of Coldcut once again! The bouncy good-time cut-up party people got started with What’s That Noise?, a particularly lively swirl of breaks, acid house and hip-hop. The guest vocalists on the album includes both Queen Latifah and Mark E. Smith, which has got to be a first. Reissued by Sony.

Fatboy Slim
Eat Mash Rave Repeat

Haven’t seen many new musical releases from Fatboy Slim lately, but here he is with seven inches of sound: an acapella version of Eat Sleep Rave Repeat and a collaboration with the beat-boxing Beardyman. Plus! An edible insert that reportedly tastes like vanilla. Well. Eat Mash Rave Repeat is a limited yellow vinyl 7” pressing.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Happy Meals
Apero

Minimalist disco and sultry synths are the order of the day on Glasgow-dwelling duo Happy Meals's debut album. Boyfriend / girlfriend Lewis Cook and Suzanne Rodden have been making sweet music together since high school. Cook is also a member of Scotland's premier Hawkwind tribute band, trivia fans! On vinyl or CD. Do you want fries with that? 

AMOR
Higher Moment / Amnesia

AMOR is the Glaswegian live disco group that most notably (surprisingly?) features Richard Youngs, with the rest of the outfit being made up of Luke Fowler, Paul Thomson and the double-bass-playing Michael France Duch. Higher Moment / Amnesia is fantastic stuff, with elastic double bass twisting itself around piano, Youngs’ ecstatic vocals, and a dead-on rhythm. 12” on Night School.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Hologram Teen
Marsangst

Hologram Teen is the new project of former Stereolab keyboard player Morgane Lhote. Marsangst/Hex These Rules mashes together motorik electronica and disco. Fans of acts such as Add N To X, Death In Vegas, Stereolab, Ghost Box Recordings, Deadmau5, Yello, ESG and French house are likely to dig this.

Pepe Bradock
#12"@last

Pepe Bradock, the man who brought us the floor-fillers 'Deep Burnt' and 'Swimsuit Issue 1789' is back with a two-tracker on his own Atavisme imprint. His new 12" -- quirkily entitled #12"@last --  promises us more of his twisted deep-house style with and without filters. Fresh! Ask for it by name in your local HMV. 
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Professor Rhythm
Bafana Bafana

Awesome Tapes From Africa’s unceasing quest to widely circulate gems of African music continues with Professor Rhythm’s 1990’s house album Bafana Bafana. This material was a hit in South Africa, channelling bubblegum pop and kwaito styles along with Chicago-esque house. Good times! LP and CD editions.

Junior Byron
Trying To Hold On

Continuing its mission to unearth and reissue unaffordably essential Caribbean cuts, Culture of Soul present Junior Byron’s 1984 groover 'Trying To Hold On'. Part reggae, part disco boogie, all party starter, Running Back main man Gerd Janson is also on hand to combine the two original versions into a megamix for more modern floors.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

The Crystal Method
Vegas

With the American love for so-called EDM still apparently surging, this is a great time to be reissuing Vegas, the debut album of The Crystal Method. Originally dropping in 1997, Vegas features the duo’s attempts to absorb and americanise the big beat goings on happening back in the UK at that time. And it seems the world is very keen on big beats once again… Double LP reissue from Universal.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Pablo Valentino
My Son's Smile

A four track release from Pablo Valentino comes in the form of My Son's Smile. What is essentially a record entirely dedicated to his four year old son, you can hear subtle recordings of him that are weaved in with the summery backing track and thick funky bass lines. Available on Vinyl 12" on MCDE Recordings.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Jagwar Ma
Every Now & Zen Remixes

A three-track release from Jagwar Ma entitled Every Now & Zen Remixes. In all fairness, it isn't too hard to find chilled out, head bobbing music when it comes to electronica and techno, yet these remixes really do add something great to the genre. This limited edition white label 12" EP on Marathon Artists includes Rebolledo, Weatherall and Mayer remixes. 
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Ten Fé
Turn

Ten Fé are a smooth outfit who carefully cut together indie rock aesthetics with electronic grooves. The band’s album was produced by Ewan Pearson, who knows the Ten Fé sound so well that he was asked to remix Turn into an up-and-bouncing house number. 7” single on Some Kinda Love.

Fitness Forever
Tonight

Fitness Forever is the electronic music project of Carlos Valderrama - no, not the mop-haired former Colombian midfielder. Third album, Tonight is packed with Italian disco which is guaranteed to set the pace and keep going for a great night. Four years as a DJ have lead him to this incorporating artists from Italian Disco royalty such as Number One Ensemble and featuring ambiance akin to that of Justice, Go! Team, Metronomy and Daft Punk. Includes collaborations from Vincent Mougel (Kidsaredead), Paulita Demaiz (Papa Topo) and Anna Jean of Juniore.

Bicep
Aura

Oh look, Bicep's releasing on Ninja Tune, how exciting! It would have been more exciting had they given us a press release but mystery will have to do. Expect some kind of jacking house business that'll be equally at home in the earbuds of a gym bro or pounding out of a Funktion One club system. Or at Scruff's tea tent. Or on your mantelpiece - there's an etching on the B side, you betcha.

Bottin
I Have What I Gave

I Have What I Gave is the latest effort from Italian DJ and producer, Bottin. Instead of creating a concept behind this album of disco and funk tunes, Bottin went about creating these songs sporadically from random recordings and ideas he may have had. The songs come together through a similar sense of fun and of pure disco fun.
  • Label(s):
  • 2MR
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas
Arpa

‘Arpa’ was recorded in the same sessions that spawned Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas’s 2017 collaborative LP Square One. However, the track didn’t really fit into the run of that record, so they’ve decided to give it its own release, backed by a remix and a percussion-heavy dub. Each of the entries will both test and reward an adventurous DJ. Out via Smalltown Supersound.
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Jamal Moss presents R2 Underground
The Walls

Jamal Moss, the Hieroglyphic Being himself, presents a fine cut from a live performance in Zurich on the A-side of this, the one hundredth release of the Mathematics label! Over on the B-side, we get to enjoy a ‘Paradise’ mix and an ’Ocean To Ocean’ version from Blake Ronan. The Walls is a 12” release, strictly limited in numbers.
  • Vinyl 12" (MATH100)
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The Moods
Missing Peace

Hailing from Manchester and the North West, The Moods are a ten-piece collective creating socially charged rap dealing with topics such as corruption, poverty, injustice and inequality. Missing Peace brings a diverse range of musical genre together; Drum & Bass, Reggae, Hip-Hop and EDM among them, to create a hard-hitting album both through its message and its music.  
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Erol Alkan
Reworks Volume 1

Erol Alkan holds many accolades: DJ behind iconic London clubs Trash and Durrr, master of the mid noughties mash-up and, more recently, head of Phantasy Records. It’s his masterful remix touch, however, which is celebrated in this extensive box set. From Hot Chip to Daft Punk, Justice to Franz Ferdinand, it’s a comprehensive retrospective of just how sought after his magic touch is.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Lord Echo
The Sweetest Meditation Remixes

Lord Echo, AKA Mike Fabulous/Mike August of The Black Seeds and Shogun Orchestra, presents these mixes of a track taken from his latest album Harmonies. Featuring vocals from Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle and a remix by Julien Dyne it’s four tracks of the smoothest disco/funk/soul meets dub Echo is synonymous with.

Adesse Versions
Edits From The Tribe

Ultra limited white label promo style 12" of edits from Adesse Versions (Numbers. Heist, Toy Tonics etc.) aka UK producer Kevin Gorman (Curle, Mikrowave, Gigolo etc.) A couple of undisclosed tracks have been re-edited in his own vision for maximum dancefloor impact. Get in before the Discogs vultures snaffle 'em all.
  • Vinyl 12" (EF003)
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Cottam
I Can't Carry On

FatCat love making new subsidiary labels for themselves but this one feels particularly special: FCR is an homage to the days when they were not yet a label but in fact a record store in Crawley selling techno. This release by Cottam is a driving deep house 12" with hints of acid and a remix from Detroit producer Todd Modes on the flip.
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  • Label(s):
  • FCR

Hercules & Love Affair
Omnion

The member swapping, shapeshifting beast that is Hercules & Love Affair move to BMG for their third album after a few releases on Moshi Moshi. Known for their left of centre disco pop Omnion goes a step further into leftfield electro pop and features guests Faris Badwan of The Horrors, Sísý Ey, Gustaph, and Sharon Van Etten.
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Speakman Sound
Warm EP

Warm EP by Speakman Sound contains some soothing psychedelic dance, made with help from singer Frankie Forman. Warm is the follow-up to the Glastonbury-based production duo’s debut single In Flight. The pair have been getting lots of airplay from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Huw Stevens and John Kennedy. I’m guessing you can expect big things from these guys. 12" on ETLW.

The Movers
Kansas City

A classic slice of disco, The Movers originally had this one out in 1979, having long established themselves as a band of innovative hybrid -- the South African group had previously worked funk and marabi jazz into their sound, experimenting with approaches to dance. Kansas City is proof of the band's fusion talents. 

East Wall
Eyes Of Glass

Dark Entries present a much needed, official remastered reissue of this much sought after and bootlegged Italo Disco gem from Fabrizio Chiari (ex-keyboardist of Kirlian Camera) and Wilma Notari. Originally released in 1982 it still sounds glorious some 34 years later. Includes a double-sided postcard with photos of the band, lyrics, and liner notes by Italo Diso legend Flemming Dalum.
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Byron The Aquarius
Leaving This Planet

It’s debut release on a label time (always cause for celebration!) and today it’s Byron The Aquarius who links up with Eglo Records for the first time on the 12” release, Leaving This Planet. On his intergalactic travels, Byron pursues a disco asteroid, circles a jazz planet and performs a successful landing onto acid-house. Vintage sounds with a distinctly cutting-edge feel to them.

Disco Baby
Disco Baby

Though fresh off the presses, this hot disco edit already has quite a history. Floating Points and Red Greg originally cut a very limited quantity of their polished edits for their own use. Via a BBC Essential Mix various others soon caught on, and now, some time later, it seems an official release is essential.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Pollyn
The Moodymann Remixes

Pollyn has been remixed by Moodymann on two different occasions: once on a 2012 12” release, and once on a release that was never even made properly public. The Moodymann remixes gathers the pair of tracks onto one 45rpm 12”, both remastered for maximum strength. Damn fine rare material now back on wax, thanks to Music Music Group.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Jagwar Ma
Every Now & Then

Catchy vocal hooks, groovy electronic pop and all with a big hats off nod to 90s dance culture. Jagwar Ma bring heady euphoric acid bass lines, warehouse club chords stabs and vocal loops and vibrant and drug-laced energy of Madchester. Deserves long exposure trippy music videos with vibrant cartoons, melon twisting.

Tommy Awards
Inre Rymden

Tommy Awards aren't some kind of awards showcase ('Guess what? I won a Tommy') but a Swedish outfit who combine slo-motion house with new age funk and the kind of elegance not seen on Roxy Music's 'Avalon'. Quite a combination and add in bits of Popol Vuh and David Crosby (?) and you are in the dream like melting point the band have presumably envisioned. 

Ben Penn
Spare Hobby / Carrera

The handily rhyming Ben Penn is a Dutch 'agent' who has made what he describes as "inter dimensional higher level funk" using a vocoder to create that true '80s electro vibe. He's an expert on the synthesiser and uses this instrument to create wild retro flourishes to remind you of the time you danced to Hancock (Herbie).  
  • Vinyl 12" (ST 004)
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

SteXis / Jonnie Common
Split


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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Seahawks
Starways

Seahawks, the new-agey tropical nu-kosmische project of Jon Tye and Pete Fowler, spin two tracks off of their Escape Hatch album and give them remixes, from Len Leise, Marius Circus and Nick Mackory. Everything sounds bright, sparkly and calmly groovy, like some digital beach of your dreams. Mini-LP release on Ocean Moon.

Psychic TV
Alien Be-In Remix EP

The classic 1989 Psychic TV track Alien Be-In, presented in full remastered glory and accompanied by two remixes. The original track captures the band’s wyrd take on Acid House, and remixes from Silent Servant and John Tejada push the sound into more contemporary forms of bangin’. Real striking packaging too!

Bob Chance
It's Broken

The classic privately-pressed record re-issued for no other reason that it's pretty darn interesting. Bob Chance self released this in 1980 and seemed to be trying to make something somewhere between Bob Hope and Giorgio Moroder but what comes out is a kind of repetitive Arthur Russell-in-disco-mode slab of lo-fi pulse. As eccentric as it comes and just look at that sleeve...and those arms! 

Various
Larry Levan's Paradise Garage - The Legend Of Dance Music Vol. 4

Larry Levan’s colossal reputation still grabs the attention today, many years after the end of the original Paradise Garage where he held court. This compilation is the fourth installment of Levan’s own favourite cuts from the world of original disco, and it contains three whole LPs-worth of funky groovy classics. 3LP release on Salsoul.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Benjamin Ball
I Just Keep Dancing

Taken from Benjamin Ball’s 1984 debut album Paulina and the second single taken from Cultures of Soul’s Boogie Breakdown compilation of South African synth disco alongside The Cannibals and Harari. Contains original disco boogie mix, backed with an edit by Boston deep house duo Soul Clap.

Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas
Square One

Norwegian producers Bjorn Torske and Prins Thomas both experiment with disco and house their crossovers with kraut and world music. Separately had releases on multiple labels before both ending up on the Smalltown Supersound. Their collaboration has become loose and improvised avantgarde disco, recording multiple live takes and sorting through it all in the editing stage. A great mix of the organic and produced.

Austerity
The Boom Not The Slump Is The Time For Austerity


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Sir Stephen
House Of Regalia


  • Vinyl LP (SILK032)
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  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter
Mister Saturday Night, Then & Now

What started as “just” a party became a movement. Now, 250 parties later residents of Mister Saturday Night have put together this compilation of tracks which they feel define what it’s all about. Includes Kerrier District, Marcellus Pittman, Dennis Ferrer, and much more. From disco to Chicago house and acid.
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco
  • Genre(s):
  • House / Dance / Acid / Old-Skool / Disco

Fiedel
Trinidad


  • Vinyl 12" (FIEDELONE 2)
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