Yam Who? – Disco Juice – December 2020
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There aren’t enough superlatives to fully explain the year that Yam Who’s Midnight Riot is having in 2020. While the rest of the planet has slipped a gear Midnight Riot have been taking full advantage of the world wide lockdowns to continue to build on their impressive roster. November has been no exception to this rule with tight releases coming from Danny Kane, Lucien, Octavia Lambertis, Sean Scanlan & PAV, DJ Meme and Inaya Day with chart toppers coming from Platinum City courtesy of a sweet Dr Packer remix and volume four of the brilliant Disco Made Me Do It compilation series.
You can check out what’s happening on the Midnight Riot release front here: https://www.traxsource.com/label/12446/midnight-riot
Now firmly ensconced as the Le Visiteur Online Disco editor we invite Yam Who back for his well loved 9 Essential Tunes of the month.
You can also check out Yam Who’s October and November Disco Juice column’s packed full of serious heat HERE
Leroy Burgess – One Plus One (Dave Lee Remix)
Unearthed after 35 years of going missing, it’s all down to Dave Lee who came across a tape when searching through the Salsoul archive. Containing an unrecognised song called ‘One + One’, he contacted Mr Burgess to ask him if he knew why this had never been released. It turned out that it was recorded in the same sessions as the Leroy smash ‘Heartbreaker’ for an album that never came out but the tape had somehow been lost. Now with three brand new mixes, a full vocal, Dub and reprise, if you’re a Burgess fan this is an essential as it gets.
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Adeva – In & Out Of My Life (Michael Gray Remix)
Originally released in 1989, American vocalist Adeva steps out again from the shadows for Easy Street with her club classic ‘In & Out Of My Life’ and who better to work the controls than Michael Gray. Providing another production master class, he reveals & enlongates all the timeless original parts, adding his trademark beats, extra drama & golden drop down moments to give us yet another instant gurner!
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DJ Meme & Inaya Day & Aline Rocha – Satisfy
Making their Riot debut are Brazilians DJ Meme & Aline Rocha & New York songstress Inaya Day. Meme who over the years has gained a fierce reputation in the industry from his production & remix prowess, links with rising star Aline Rocha who recently delivered a stunning performance for the Defected worldwide virtual festival, garnering herself a whole new audience in the process. Rounding off the partnership is Inaya Day who featured on Mousse T’s 90’s hit ’I’m Horny’. ‘Satisfy’ is a straight up party groover, peak time all the way backed with a funking live bass, a 90’s piano workout wrapped around tight beats with Inaya providing the vocal prowess all night long until sunrise.
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Inaya Day Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INAYADAYOFFICIALPAGE
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Aline Rocha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alinerochadj
Aline Rocha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djalinerocha/
Brainstrorm – Loving Is Really My Game (J-Kriv Club Mix)
Studio 54’s mission is to release dance floor anthems that represent how disco is being modernized, while still paying homage to the original sounds of the famed nightclub. The label’s first release is a four-track compilation EP of anthems from its prime days, reimagined into fresh 2020 versions by an ensemble of respected musicians. ‘Lovin’ Is Really My Game’, the J Kriv produced Brainstorm cover, features vocals by soul star Adeline with Jonny Dinklage music director of the smash-hit Broadway show ‘Hamilton’ adding killer disco strings throughout and should be a total ‘go to’ for all serious heads.
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Lenny Fontana presents Black Sun – Spread Love (Dr Packer’s Live Session’s Mix)
Covering an original song and making the new version a classic is never easy. Bringing it back and making it rise again is almost impossible but boy wonder Dr Packer has done just that. The stunning new ‘Live Session’s Mix’ of the Al Husdon V Black Sun burner ‘Spread Love’ 2020, kick’s off with a stripped intro, rich sublime vocal harmonies, rhodes keys, soulful bass and dreamy pads creating a real hands in the air affair which means only one thing, instant anthem alert!
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Tomasz Guiddo feat Georges Perin – Nothing More (Rudy’s Midnight Machine Remix)
Multi-talented musician, DJ Tomasz Guiddo dives into the world of existential pop with his latest release ‘Nothing More’. With hints of Bowie & Bryan Ferry with soulful Georges Perin on vocals, it’s full of sophisticated art-rock, tropical Balearica and disco sleaze. One half of Faze Action, Robin Lee goes all out Wally Badarou with his Rudy’s Midnight Machine remix, deep in exotic synths, irresistible bass and new wave beats galore.
Chocolate Spread – Hugging Kissing
Tropical Disco’s Moodena and Sartorial finish the year with a rampant flurry of stocking fillers. Pick of the bunch is ‘Hugging Kissing’ by Chocolate Spread. Make sure it’s high on your Christmas list too, as it’s a glorious obscure cover version of ‘Love Machine’, the 1975 single recorded by Motown group The Miracles and brought to international fame by Wham in 1983 and destined to rock any socially distanced dance this year!
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Micky More & Andy Tee feat Angela Johnson – Time (Real People Remix)
Singer songwriter Angela Johnson knows how to deal with uptempo danceable tracks. She’s back fronting another exquisite Micky More & Andy Tee production for their Groove Culture label. Featuring a cast of high end session musicians, laying down live bass, guitars, keys and a full on brass section. This is yet another saught after and highly praised release for the Groove Culture catalogue.
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Real People Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelpeoplemusic
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Rhyze – Free (Louie Vega Remix) (Danny Krivit 7” Edit)
SAM Records continue to mine their vaults for disco treasures with this 7″ coming via Nervous Records. ‘Free’ by Rhyze is one of the label’s lesser known titles, but with its inspired rolling horn hits sprinkled throughout the song and its funk based organ and keys, it’s got all the elements for a current hit among disco and house aficionados. King Of The Edit, Danny Krivit puts his unique touch on this funk jam, bringing out the hottest elements for a very special 7″ release.
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