Foreword by Le Visiteur

The depths of winter as hopefully behind us as we chalk what has been a miserable January off the calendar and it’s time to start thinking about hitting those night clubs again for a spot of dancing

Midnight Riot at Hoochie Coochie flyer

Keeping us fully lubricated on the disco front Midnight Riot have hit top gear already with some wicked releases over the last few weeks including tracks from C Da Afro, Platinum City, Love is a bassline and Da Lukas with something a little special from Luke Delite on promo right now. More on that below. Check them out on Traxsource HERE.

If you haven’t already got your tickets for what is a going to be a very hot Midnight Riot gig on the 1st March at the brilliant Hoochie Coochie, make sure you grab them sharpish. Click on the flyer above for full info

Just before the turn of the year I put together a best of Disco Juice mix which was broadcast on Midnight Riot Radio via Brookyln’s Face Radio. If you are looking for a little flavour of the Disco Juice column make sure you give it a listen. It features tracks from Jamiroquai, Dave Lee, Crackazat, Horse Meat Disco, Art of Tones, Dimitri From Paris, Moplen and many more.

Love this vibe? Check out all the back editions of Disco Juice HERE

Now it’s time invite Midnight Riot don and Le Visiteur disco Editor Yam Who? to deliver the 9 hottest disco releases that will be heating up February 2024 for us x

Disco Juice 9 Essential tunes of the month
Luke Delite feat Kiro French Kiss

Luke Delite feat Kiro – French Kiss

[Midnight Riot]

Midnight Riot introduces Luke Delite’s debut for the label with “French Kiss,” a genuine tribute to late-70s underground disco featuring the sultry vocals of Kiro.

Luke, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, brings his heavy analogue synth sounds, weaving in sensual vocals reminiscent of Cerrone and Moroder. Immerse yourself in the sexual liberation of the 70s downtown movement, akin to dancing at Studio 54 with icons like Hugh Hefner, Diana Ross, and Elton John.

Born in Paris, Luke Delite’s music is a fusion of Disco and French House, combining funky basslines, shiny strings, and solid drums with refinement. Strictly for lovers who like their disco dark & fans of Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco, Todd Terje and Toy Tonics.

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Gratts Rhythm Of Love Faze Action

Gratts – Rhythm Of Love (Faze Action Remix)

[Be Strong Be Free]

Be Strong Be Free, founded by Gratts, is dedicated to the magic sound influenced by Belgian DJs and producers. Gratts, a prominent figure in the European electronic scene for over two decades, now calls Australia home.

His 2023 release ‘Sun Circles’ encapsulates his soulful and Balearic style. In 2023, he impressed with ‘Pretty Lights’ on London’s WOLF Music.

Now, he returns to his imprint with ‘Rhythm Of Love,’ a defining moment in his discography. Assisted by vocalist Cata Mansikka-aho, the track is a captivating piece of organic deep house, reminiscent of New York Loft parties, with a classy disco version by Faze Action on the flip.

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Bustin Loose Marlena

Bustin Loose – Marlena

[Disco Express]

London’s The Disco Express, born from a Shoreditch loft party, evolved into a global phenomenon and label in 2020, founded by DJ Bustin’ Loose.

Collaborating with rising talents and legends like Barbara Tucker, John Morales, and The Reflex, they celebrated their 50th release in the past year. The label head, known for sets supporting Dimitri From Paris and others, presents ‘The Link Up,’ an EP bridging Berlin, London, and Paris with nu disco vibes and featuring Catalina and Elliot Chapman on vocals.

The Disco Express remains on track to enrich 21st-century dance floors with original disco, showing no signs of slowing down.

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Raw Silk Do It To The Music Michael Gray

Raw Silk – Do It To The Music’ (Michael Gray mixes)

[Fools Paradise]

Delivering a dazzling refresh of the West End Records 1982 Disco classic, ‘Do It To The Music’ by Raw Silk, UK producer Michael Gray ramps up the glam Disco House vibes and propels this much loved favourite into 2024.

Set to an upbeat soulful groove, Michael notches up the tempo and respectfully works his production magic around Raw Silk’s original vocals, bringing his signature shimmer and sparkle to illuminate the dance floor with an instantly uplifting remix and potent dub.

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Tom Trago Pearls for Pleasure

Tom Trago – Pearls for Pleasure


Dutch artist Tom Trago unveils his ‘Pearls for Pleasure’ series, delving into a decade’s worth of unreleased “secret weapons” that have rocked dancefloors. Despite being unheard, the music, reminiscent of Trago’s evolving career since his 2006 debut, resonates with his signature blend of disco, house, and vibrant synths. The first volume, released on Trago’s TT imprint, kicks off with the sparkling ‘Hotballs FM,’ showcasing silky disco strings and a swing-soaked rhythm. ‘All Right’ teases with tight disco loops, while ‘Take a Chance’ pays homage to electrofunk and boogie. The series promises a potent collection of summer anthems.

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Various Klinkhamer Records Vol. 2 Compiled by Michel Veenstra

Various – Klinkhamer Records Vol. 2 Compiled by Michel Veenstra


BBE Music is set to release Klinkhamer Volume 2, the highly anticipated follow-up curated by Michel Veenstra, owner of Klinkhamer Record shop. The compilation, spanning the 70s and 80s, offers an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, and funk in English, Swedish, and French. Michel, with his extensive experience as a record shop owner, creates a seamless journey on this double vinyl release. Featuring tracks remastered from original vinyl, Klinkhamer Volume 2 is a must-have for music collectors, vinyl enthusiasts, and lovers of thoughtfully curated tunes for the mind, heart, and feet.

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Mato Feat. Lady Gatica You Cant Turn Me Away

Mato Feat. Lady Gatica – You Can’t Turn Me Away

[Stix Records]

Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, introduces the 3rd release from its Mellow Reggae Series project. Mato, known for reimagining classics, collaborates with Lady Gatica for a reggae rendition of Sylvia Striplin’s hit “You Can’t Turn Me Away.” Mato’s production, influenced by Roy Ayers’ early 80s sound, captures the essence of Kingston. Lady Gatica’s soulful vocals add a perfect touch. With a reggae production career since 2006, Mato’s collaboration with Stix Records continues to yield masterpieces, showcasing his talent for transforming classics into roots reggae-dub versions.

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Max Essa Eddie C We Live In The Hills EP

Max Essa, Eddie C – We Live In The Hills EP

[Razor N Tape]

Max Essa and Eddie C, longtime friends and musical collaborators, debut on RNT with the ‘We Live In The Hills EP.’ Born as a lockdown project, this 4-track offering delves into meticulously crafted, melancholic disco. From the shimmering guitars and acid lines in ‘Melon Steppin’ to the rolling bass and whimsical synths in ‘Save Me,’ the EP navigates a diverse sonic landscape. The title track brings deep funk, while ‘Sixth Bridge’ offers late-night driving soundtrack vibes. This EP narrates a hopeful tale of emerging from isolation and uncertainty, resembling a musical sunrise after a long, dark night.

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Opolopo Beats n Pieces EP

Opolopo – Beats n Pieces EP

[Z Records]

Opolopo returns to ZR with a sensational 4-track EP. The opening track, ‘Bebeccie’s Theme,’ showcases Peter’s muso boogie expertise with discreet chords, sophisticated string turnarounds, and deft synth touches. Dutch funkateers Fouk deliver an exclusive remix of ‘Stroke my Disco,’ emphasizing piano and clav workouts for peak-time dancefloors. ‘Looking For You’ brings gospel vibes with freestyle hi-hats, wah guitar-led mod-jazz loops, and a captivating vocal refrain from Darien, leading to a sizzling organ solo by Matt Cooper. The EP concludes with ‘Chocolate Spiders,’ featuring gliding clav licks, spiky piano and synth riffs, and soaring string sections—a vintage Opolopo masterpiece.

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Yam Who?

Yam Who is a DJ, producer, label boss at Midnight Riot and ISM Records and one half of Glitterbox signed Qwestlife.

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