Yam Who? – Disco Juice – April 2022
Hot on the heels of their packed 10th Anniversary show at 93 Feet East in London last week the team behind Midnight Riot are getting ready to unleash their skills on the Scottish Disco and House Festival on 16th April at SWG3 in Glasgow. The festival features both Yam Who? and Jaegerossa on the bill so if you are up in Scotland or fancy a road-trip over the Easter week-end then make sure you check that one out. Tickets for that event are available now via: http://houseanddisco.co.uk/
On the release front this month Midnight Riot keeps the 2002 Disco heat turned up full with a rather special album from Danny Kane, singles from Clavette & Boogietraxx, Claborg & Miss Kelli and a new heater from chart toppers Platinum City which is just about to drop whilst label regular Mark Brickman pops up again with a couple of club ready remixes. Check them all out on Traxsource HERE.
Now let me hand you over to Yam Who? to round up his 9 favourite releases from across the disco universe which will be shaking our dancefloors all over the globe over the coming month and far beyond.
If you love this, you can check out all of Yam Who’s previous editions of Disco Juice HERE
The Reflex Remixes – The Voice Of Q / Ruth “Silky” Waters
French don The Reflex launches his fully licensed new label Discolidays. Reworking two mighty underground cuts from the original multi’s for the very first time. ‘The Voice of Q’ is probably the better known cut and was originally released in 1982 on Philly World records. It has become a cult classic and never remixed from the stems until now. The Reflex brings it up to date and pushes the cosmic vibes even further. With both tracks clocking at 118 bpm, ‘Everybody Loves a Good Funk’ by Ruth “Silky” Waters is a rather obscure ghetto disco-funk produced by none other than John Davis, with heavy synth bass, super punchy horns and a one hell of a groove. Al Kent also delivers the love with some real Mccoy sleeve design too. Make sure you get your vinyl order in sharp!
Various Artists – Boogie Beats Volume 3
Boogie Angst proudly announces, ‘Boogie Beats Volume 3’. Showcasing a ton of fresh talent, plus industry titans from across the electronic music world. There’s so much on offer here it will melt your ears. Highlights include Steven Kimber’s ‘I Wanna Be The One’, reworked by Swedish edit duo the Drop Out Orchestra, South-Africa’s King Mutapa expertly sprinkling some nu shiny disco shine on ‘Gimme That Funk’, plus Pontchartrain, adding his Detroit flavour to the peak time winner ‘Cheap Plants’.
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The Shapeshifters ft Josh Stone – Bring The Rain
Simon Marlin aka The Shapeshifters is not letting up on creating timeless classics for Glitterbox. Once again he raises the bar to the next level with Grammy and Brit award-winning singer Joss Stone, who is the surprise feature on ‘Bring The Rain’. It’s again a masterclass in authentic golden-era disco all the way with added extra freshness for contemporary floors. ‘Bring On The Rain’ is a life-affirming release, focused again around the traditional music-making techniques with the The Shapeshifters’ signature of live instrumentation, that creates a dreamy backdrop for Stone’s flawless vocal delivery.
The Shapeshifters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theshapeshifters
The Shapeshifters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshapeshifters/
The Shapeshifters Twitter: https://twitter.com/UKShapeshifters
Joss Stone Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theshapeshifters
Joss Stone Twitter: https://twitter.com/JossStone
Glitterbox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glitterboxibiza
Glitterbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glitterboxibiza/
Glitterbox Twitter: https://twitter.com/Glitterbox
Danny Kane – We Come In Peace
Birmingham based DJ and producer, Danny Canaan aka Danny Kane is the master of linking the past to the future. His debut album ‘We Come In Peace’ on Midnight Riot will likely be one of the soundtracks of the summer and beyond. A bonafide funk guru, the album is a journey into Danny’s love for Funk, Disco & Boogie and is loaded with shimmering Saturday night synth-fired treats. The 16 tracks feature some of the most prominent artists, and producers on the scene including Jack Tyson Charles, Jacqui George, Sophie Paul, Princess Freesia, Natasha Kitty Katt, Art Of Tones, Yam Who?, Qwestlife and JKriv.
Danny Kane Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigdannykane
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Danny Kane Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannykane2009
Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec
Harvey Sutherland ft. DāM-FunK – Feeling Of Love (Esa & His Afro-Synth Band Version)
The Melbourne homie Harvey Sutherland’s latest cult jam, ‘Feeling Of Love’ is a rare collaboration with the godfather of the Los Angeles scene DāM-FunK. Bringing his trademark vocals and a deadly synth solo to the party ‘Feeling Of Love’ is a superb EP with remixes coming from UK’s India Jordan and South African born, UK based Esa. India Jordan’s remix highlights DāM-FunK’s soothing vocals, stacked with gliding synth licks and quivering pads that drive the track throughout, underpinned by an ever-rolling TR-909 house drum groove, whilst Esa brings a fusion of retro 80’s sounds combined with a funky afro groove plus a huge, arpeggiated synth bassline that fuels the fire from the outset.
Harvey Sutherland Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heyharvey
Harvey Sutherland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harveysutherland/
Harvey Sutherland Twitter: https://twitter.com/harvysutherland
DāM-FunK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damfunk
DāM-FunK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damfunk/
House Anxiety Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseanxietyrecords
House Anxiety Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseanxiety/
House Anxiety Twitter: https://twitter.com/HouseAnxiety
Saturday Love – 2 B Free
Fool’s Gold Records
Saturday Love is a new project from the legendary Boston DJ and producer Kon, who might have come across recently as one half of Defected signed act The Vision along with Ben Westbeach. From the opening piano notes, it’s clear that ‘2 B Free’ is an instant classic that would have seen guaranteed plays in the NYC heyday from the likes of Levan, Sian, Manucso & co. Sounding recognisably familiar, but also strikingly fresh, Fiorious (“I’m Not Defeated” / “Music Saved My Life”), delivers a soaring falsetto carrying the song to new heights.
Kon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kon1200
Kon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kon1200/
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Tensnake feat. Chenai – Rules (Phil Gerus Noir Mix)
German studio wiz Tensnake, now enjoying the warm sunny rays at his current base in the City of Angels steps into 2022 with ‘L.A. Noir’ a remix album that’s chock-full of alternate takes. It’s a diverse thirteen-track selection that will have you dancing the night away. The album features producers of the likes of Enduro Disco, Gerd Janson, Tiger & Woods and all other artists from his True Romance imprint on this diverse thirteen-track selection. It’s electronic music producer and jazz pianist Phil Gerus who steals the thunder, with his futurist 80’s twist on Tensnakes 2020 deep house number ‘Rules’.
Tensnake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tensnake
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Phil Gerus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pphhiillggeerruuss
Phil Gerus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philgerus/
Phil Gerus Twitter: https://twitter.com/philgerus
Armada Music Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/armadamusic
Armada Music Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/armadamusic/
Armada Music Twitter: https://twitter.com/Armada
BMB Spacekid – Taste Booster (Art Of Tones Remix)
Minor Notes Recordings
The 8th release on Minor Notes Recordings features BMB SpaceKid, a young upcoming & talented all round versatile musician from St Petersburg with the ability to produce top drawer compositions. The EP which will be dropping on vinyl, is packed with dance floor nuggets which will appeal right across the board, with ‘Rooftop Party’ & ‘Live In The Club’ both worth their weight. They have also enlisted the main man, Art Of Tones to fuse his classic remix touches to the title track ‘Taste Booster’.
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Art of Tones Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artoftones/
Art of Tones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artoftonesmusic/
Art of Tones Twitter: https://twitter.com/ludollorca
Minor Notes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minornotesmusic/
Minor Notes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/minornotesmusic/
Young Pulse ft Natalie Nova – Free (Disco Tribute mix)
Funky French League
Hailing from the Parisian boogie underground are the Funky French League who continue on their golden run of releases with an almighty remake EP of the Ultra Nate’s house anthem ‘Free’. A modern & tastefully constructed EP with the FFL ‘go to’ girl Natalie Nova on vocals. There are 5 mixes on offer covering a multitude of genres, their ‘Disco Tribute’ mix, right from the get go, does exactly what the title suggests. Coming at you like an Earth Wind & Fire juggernaut production consisting of funk bass, slinky guitar, syncopated orchestral hits and even a stratospheric sax solo to die for!
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Funky French League Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunkyFrenchLeague
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