Yam Who? – Disco Juice – April 2021
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As we head back to something approximating normality I’m sure like me you are rubbing your hands with anticipation for heading back to the dancefloor. A lot has changed over the last 12 months since we first sunk into lockdown one. Club music has changed substantially and one of the labels leading that charge is Yam Who’s Midnight Riot. Exploring the funkier ends of the disco, boogie and house spectrum its a label which continues to go from strength to strength. Midnight Riot is at the forefront of the huge groundswell of artists crafting original disco as the genre continues to evolve alongside occasional edits and well crafted reworks of classic tracks.
March was another outstanding month for Midnight Riot with heaters from William Kurk, Danny Kane, Brothers in Arts as well as an absolute monster of a Gospel house EP from Syrah, you can check Blessings from that EP below. Kicking into April there is more heat on the way from Darren Giles, Chicago don Ron Carrol and a brilliant Yacht Disco LP, a new venture for the label.
Yam Who? is clearly right there with his finger on the pulse of what’s going down in the disco world so it’s a pleasure to have him back again with his 9 Essential tracks of the month.
Young Pulse feat Natalie Nova – Love Will Bring it
Funky French League
French producer & DJ Young Pulse proved throughout the lockdown he is more than capable of delivering a party set full of magic. Now he’s about to set dance floors alight again with his latest EP boogie banger Love Will Bring It featuring vocalist Natalie Nova. Amazing song writing skills, packed with a production graced with high end Parisian musicians that guaranteed would have smashed it back in the days at the Paradise Garage.
Young Pulse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youngpulsepage
Young Pulse Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youngpulse/
Young Pulse Twitter: https://twitter.com/youngpulse
Funky French League Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunkyFrenchLeague
Funky French League Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funkyfrenchleague
Ready In LED – Only Tonight – Prins Thomas Diskomiks
Multi-talented goddess Olya Dibrova is the Ukraine’s answer to Roisin Murphy. The singer who hails from Kiev here teams up with sound producer LED who has more than a penchant for vintage
synths. Norwegian Disco don Prins Thomas goes for full on DJ Harvey low slung groover vibes with his remix. It’s all about the killer pulsating bassline, piano cascades mixed with loose live percussion and cowbells all night long. Don’t sleep on this.
Ready In LED Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/readyinled
Ready In LED Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readyinled
Prins Thomas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prinsthomasfanpage
Prins Thomas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prinsthomas
Prins Thomas Twitter: https://twitter.com/prins_thomas
The Shapeshifters feat Teni Tinks – You Ain’t Love
The Shapeshifters aka Simon Marlin returns to Glitterbox Recordings with everyone’s favourite vocalist to the stars Teni Tinks. He certainly knows a thing or 2 about capturing the essence of golden era disco with resounding freshness, Their latest collaborative release You Ain’t Love, is a life-affirming belter sure to captivate, uplift and empower the soundtrack to all your most memorable of dance floor moments this year!
The Shapeshifters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theshapeshifters
The Shapeshifters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshapeshifters/
The Shapeshifters Twitter: https://twitter.com/UKShapeshifters
Glitterbox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glitterboxibiza
Glitterbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glitterboxibiza/
Glitterbox Twitter: https://twitter.com/Glitterbox
Da Lukas feat Gabriel – What Would We Do
Armed with all the right ingredients and laced with enough funkiness to herald another classic record, Italian legend Da Lukas graces us with an incredible remake of the DSK / Boys Own early 90’s anthem What Would We Do for Midnight Riot. Enlisting the prowess of singer Gabriel who blends and weaves her vocal and with a whole new unique and creative twist they make a monster of a tune that will surprise many ears. They don’t come any bigger than this!
Da Lukas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SDaLukas
Da Lukas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dalukas_inst
Da Lukas Twitter: https://twitter.com/djdalukas
Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/midnight-riot-records
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec
Rudy Norman – Back To The Streets [The Flying Mojito Bros Refritos]
The Flying Mojito Bros have worked their magic on this cult AOR gem, and in the words of Rudy Norman himself “They’ve brought ‘Back To The Streets’ to the future”. A killer cult cut known in collector circles, it’s been included on a couple of comps along the way. With their boots firmly planted in dusty seventies sunsets, The Flying Mojito productions take cosmic country rock and funk to modern day dance floors via New York Latin Disco and Acid house. Think the first summer of love meeting the second, where Crosby, Stills and Nash meet at the Haçienda, The Doors dance at Shoom, where The Orb meets Woodstock, and you’ll be in the right sonic space.
The Flying Mojito Bros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyingmojitobros
The Flying Mojito Bros Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flyingmojitobros
The Flying Mojito Bros Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlyinMojitoBros
Ubiquity Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubiquityrecords
Ubiquity Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ubiquityrecords
Ubiquity Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/UbiquityRecords
Rudy’s Midnight Machine – La Rochelle
Robin Lee returns under his Rudy’s Midnight machine guise delivering a solid dose of blissed out Mediterranean Jazz Funk circa 1981! Dressed in a sharp uniform of wide-legged trousers, espadrilles, topped off with a Hawaiian shirt and a wedge hair style, La Rochelle brings in all the right sounds all the way through to make it an instant sun kissed cocktail dream.
Rudy’s Midnight Machine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rudysmidnightmachine
Rudy’s Midnight Machine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rudysmidnightmachine/
Faze Action Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FazeAction/
Faze Action Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faze_action
Faze Action Twitter: https://twitter.com/Faze_Action_
Maxi Meraki – To The Top
With residencies in Ibiza, Marbella, and Barcelona, the Belgian born DJ, Maki Meraki is one to keep your eyes on. With releases already supported by the likes of Mark Knight and Roger Sanchez, Maxi joins the Future Disco roster with To The Top. A contemporary twist on Aretha Franklin’s Get It Right gem, here he adds extra weight, taking up the tempo, Maxi Meraki cleverly adds his own flavours, creating an anthem of his own. With laid back yet party-ready vibes, To The Top is a track fit for the dance floor, the poolside, or just about anywhere.
Maxi Meraki Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maximerakimusic
Maxi Meraki https://www.instagram.com/maximeraki__
Maxi Meraki https://twitter.com/maximeraki
Future Disco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FutureDisco/
Future Disco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/future_disco
Future Disco Twitter: https://twitter.com/FutureDisco
Supermini & Frankie Romano – Midas Touch
New York band Midnight Star have their timeless boogie record Midas Touch revised by Supermini & Frankie Romano. Capturing the raw essence of the eighties hit and adding in their own very considered and extreeeemly groove counterpoint, it’s synth-laced and turned to gold by the Australian duo who dish up an irresistible 4×4 house groove with splashings of 909 hi-hats, a Moog bass with romping DMX shuffling snares and claps throughout.
Supermini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superminimusic
Supermini Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superminimusic
Supermini Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuperminiMusic
Dj Frankie Romano Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djfrankieromano
Dj Frankie Romano Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djfrankieromano
Dj Frankie Romano Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJFrankieRomano
Tinted Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tintedrecords
Tinted Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tintedrecords
Pete Herbert – PH Reworks – Volume 2
With a nod to the past but a production & DJ career that has always been heading into the future , London homeboy Pete Herbert delivers round 2 of his Bandcamp only reworks and its another guaranteed ‘must have’. Slicing & dicing, tweaking and re-arranging of some his favourite tracks, these are tried & tested beauties perfect for the dance floor and beyond.
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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