Foreword by Le Visiteur

We hope that you had a fantastic end to 2022 and are fully recharged and ready to take on 2023 afresh and full of energy. We certainly are here at LV. This year there will be lots of new features incoming as we continue our search for the best disco and house on the planet. We will also be stepping up our quest to bring you essential equipment, dj and production tips.

First up this year though is our favourite LV feature Yam Who’s ‘Disco Juice’. Over the last couple of years the Midnight Riot head honcho has scoured the disco universe and brought us his essential disco picks month-after-month. Disco Juice has built up into a sensational collection of music. You can check out all of the previous Disco Juice columns HERE and a tasty Disco Juice themed Midnight Riot Podcast HERE.

Midnight Riot had a stellar 2022, you can check out their hottest releases on their end of year album The Finest HERE, and via Yam Who’s mix below.

And they are already turning up the heat in 2023, make sure you check out their delicious rework of Spread Love by the Sense of Sound Singers.

Excited for what 2023 has a in store? It’s time to hand you over to Yam Who? for this month’s Disco Juice and it’s a hot one x

Disco Juice 9 Essential tunes of the month

VariousFunkyJaws & Friends EP

[FunkyJaws Music]

The FunkyJaws Music label invites us deep into their world for a third time here with another delicious 12″.

It’s a various artists EP that features one of our top disco favourites – Eddie C. He opens up with ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ which has vocals pacing about the mix and old school acid bass twangs under raw house drums.

Next up is Elado’s ‘25.4 Millimeters’ – a Middle Eastern funk workout with spangled drum hits.

The flip side brings twisted acid disco cuts by Scruscru + S. Timoshenko and Sergey Funkyjaws himself. The compilation is a vinyl only release limited to 350 copies worldwide, so don’t sleep!

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/eddie-c-elado-scruscru-s-funkyjaws-friends/918168-01/

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FunkyJaws Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funkyjaws
FunkyJaws Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funkyjaws/

Cloud Visions



Following on from Their All Night Long EP that features the huge Ge-Ology remix, Cloud the obscure Brit-funk group return from the archives with another Backatcha release.

Serving up four storming jams, this well-crafted EP contains floor-facing tunes with a cool mixture of disco, nu-disco, synth-pop and jazz funk with plenty of the unique Cloud style.

It’s another doozy for the collection that saves you from forking out high prices for any originals you may be able to find.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/cloud-visions/911560-01/

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Backatcha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backatcharecords/

Yam Who Jaegerossa feat Sulene Fleming Lets Not Talk About Love

Yam Who? & Jaegerossa feat Sulene FlemingLet’s Not Talk About Love

[Midnight Riot]

Midnight Riot’s Yam Who? & Jaegerossa step into 2023 with a tower of power funk fueled smash, ‘Let’s Not Talk About Love’ featuring Sulene Fleming. Sulene has graced stages fronting Incognito & Brand New Heavies and is a Soul and House recording artist and songwriter from the UK.

In recent years some of her releases have seen collaborations & mixes alongside Opolopo, Art Of Tones, Richard Earnshaw and Mark Lower to name a few. ‘Let’s Not Talk About Love’ featuring live horns, bass & keys and alongside Sulene’s warm vocal delivery is guaranteed to put a warm smile on your face!

Grab it here: https://www.traxsource.com/title/1942159/lets-not-talk-about-love

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Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec

Joan Bibiloni The Boogie Ray Mang Edits

Joan BibiloniThe Boogie – Ray Mang Edits

[Gouranga Music]

Joan Bibiloni, the award-winning Mallorquin composer, guitarist, percussion addict and producer with a Deia connection stretching back decades, is enjoying an unexpected but well-deserved upsurge in popularity thanks to aficionados of the Balearic sound.

The master behind many such full-length masterpieces as ‘Joana Lluna’ and ‘Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila’, here we glading recieve Gouranga Music’s re-licensing of Bibiloni’s ‘The Boogie’ with legendary reworker Ray Mang coming on board with a mega-production to match Bibiloni’s original.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/joan-bibiloni-ray-mang-edits/899795-01/

For more info please check: 

Ray Mang Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Mang-46538919820/
Ray Mang Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/sir_raymond_mang/
Ray Mang Twitter:https://twitter.com/Ray_Mang
Gouranga Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ilovegouranga
Gouranga Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gouranga_music/
Gouranga Twitter:https://twitter.com/Gouranga_Music

Sadar Bahar Marc Davis Disco Gospel

Sadar Bahar / Marc DavisDisco Gospel

[Mr Bongo]

Mr Bongo presents a superbly curated 12”, edited by Chicago’s Marc Davis and Sadar Bahar. Featuring two under-the-radar disco / gospel fusion tracks that have been given a new lease of life courtesy of these masters of their craft.

First up, they up the energy levels on the joyous Fountain Of Life Joy Choir Under The Direction Of Kevin Yancy tune ‘I’m So Happy’ which is high speed, high spirit and life-affirming goodness.

Then they tweak Rev Charles H Nicks Presents The Baptist Assembly Of Free Spirit Mass Choir’s ‘Optical Illusion’ with swirling big band energy and magnificent organ chords.

Grab it here: https://mrbongo.bandcamp.com/album/disco-gospel

For more info please check:

Sandar Bahar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SadarBahar

Mr Bongo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrbongoworldwide

Mr Bongo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrbongoworldwide/

Mr Bongo Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealmrbongo

Various 11 Years Of Soul Clap

Various – 11 Years Of Soul Clap

[Soul Clap Records]

Having chalked up an incredible 450 tracks since its 2012 launch, filling a niche for luminous, unpretentiously funky jams, Soul Clap are celebrating their 11th anniversary, releasing a double-LP remix compilation of some of its biggest hits.

Boston’s dynamic duo have worked with an arrays collaborators and friends over the years & many are featured here including Funkadelic, FSQ, XL Middleton, Sly Stone, Underground System, John Camp, Nona Hendryx, Life On Planets, Lonely C, Fonda Rae, Chas Bronz, Michael The lion. Ancient Deep, John Camp & The Fitness & Pony.

Grab it here: https://soulclaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/soul-clap-records-11th-anniversary-remix-compilation

For more info please check:

Soul Clap Records Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/soulclaprecs/
Soul Clap Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulclaprecords_/
Soul Clap Records Twitter:https://twitter.com/soulclaprecs

Leonid Friends Street Player Dimitri From Paris

Leonid & FriendsStreet Player (Dimitri From Paris Remixes)

[Z Records]

We’ve got a rather large bomb on our hands here. Leonid & his friends have lovingly recreated ’Street Player’ with a whole host of talented musicians, but why stop there?

Dave Lee’s Z Records have enlisted the Parisian rework Maître to do what he does best and make a great song even better.

Two special versions on offer, exclusively to wax, DFP ‘Special Disco Blends’ are split over two parts brimming with breakneck samba percussion & bouncing brass sections before heading into an epic guitar workout.

On the flip Dimitri serves up a more stripped back Dub focusing in on the well known sections made famous by The Bucketheads before adding a sizzling synth solo midway for that extra euphoria hit.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/leonid-friends-street-player-dimitri-from-paris/918191-01/

For more info please check:

Leonid & Friends Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leonidandfriends

Dimitri From Paris Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/DimitriFromParisOfficial/
Dimitri From Paris Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dimitrifromparisofficial/
Dimitri From Paris Twitter: https://twitter.com/DimitriParis

Z Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thezrecords
Z Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thezrecords/
Z Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/daveleezr

Betty Griffin Free Spirit

Betty GriffinFree Spirit

[Cultures Of Soul US]

Betty Griffin’s ‘Free Spirit’ gets served up as two new remixed versions in honour of the 10 Year Anniversary of Greg Belson’s noteworthy radio show, Divine Chord Gospel Show on Dub Lab.

Greg himself joins up with Paulo Fulci as Divine Situation to add their own special fire to the already hot originals.

Their first Downlow rework rides on some psyched-out guitar lines with the chunky, percussive rhythms riding rough below.

Then, on the flip, the Maceo’s dub is more smooth, streamlined and cosmic with its widescreen synth lines.

Grab it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/betty-griffin-free-spirit/912711-01/

For more info please check:

Divine Disco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregbelsonsdivinedisco/

Cultures of Soul US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/culturesofsoul
Cultures of Soul US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/culturesofsoul/
Cultures of Soul US Twitter: https://twitter.com/culturesofsoul

James Curd I Am One I Am Many

James CurdI Am One, I Am Many


Adelaide-based James Curd presents the 4th instalment from his already essential Pronto label, delivering a hyper-infectious original alongside a bumper pack of top-drawer remixes.

First up Adelphi Music Factory add weight to the drums, they stay true to the intention of the original, retaining the track’s key parts while tastefully reforming them as an unfettered main room banger. 

The UK’s notorious party-starters Make A Dance construct an almost entirely new track around the iconic vocal. A contagious organ hook drives the energy as saucer-eyed sweeps and off-kilter synths meander across the panorama.

Esteemed producer and DJ Nenor remix, takes the track into deeper territory, Nenor strips back the instrumentation to serve a mesmerising heads-down roller.

Completing a staggering remix ensemble, Dutch duo T.U.R.F. ride in with their typically house-rooted ‘Re-Jack’. Full-bodied and aimed squarely at the club, their dubbed-out mix strips the parts to their barest essentials, altering and reframing them over a bumping arrangement.

This is another pulsating package from Proto, with each refined version poised to ignite an array of floors.

Grab it here: https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/james-curd-i-am-one-i-am-many-pre-order-pronto/184861

For more info please check:

James Curd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamescurdmusic/
James Curd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamescurd/
James Curd Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamescurdmusic

Disco Juice Essential White 2
Andy Yam Who

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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