Yam Who? – Disco Juice – February 2021
As we step further into 2021 Yam Who’s Midnight Riot have been keeping both the pace and quality of their releases high. What has also been notable at the label is the seismic shift towards producers creating their own vision of disco. It’s a label which is very much at the forefront of where disco is going to be heading in the future, a shimmering blur of fun, high energy original output. While we trudge through the last of the dark days of Covid Midnight Riot is also very much looking towards a brighter future as we plot our way back to events and festivals. Check out one of their highlights of this months slate of releases from Noden.
At the forefront of all of this label boss Yam Who? is very much a barometer of all that is good in the disco world so it is with great pleasure that we hand over to him to pick his
The Pachouli Brothers – Can’t Get You Down
Candanian re edit crew The Patchouli Brothers step out with Moton Records with four heavy dancefloor cuts from bygone days. It’s the EP opener Can’t Get You Down that will really get you all hot & sweaty, with a hint of Patrick Adams. This is, however, more European sounding with misty-eyed female vocals, exotic strings worked over a rubbery bass guitar and bouncy beats ending with a powerful life affirming sax solo. A diggers delight to the highest degree, the whole is EP is totally worth your money and sees the Moton crew with a classic return to form.
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Rasmus Faber featuring Dyanna Fearon – All Of My Dreams (Seamus Haji Extended 80’s Remix)
Farplane Records label boss Rasmus Faber makes his debut on Big Love with the enchanting All Of My Dreams. Featuring Dyanna Fearon on vocals, All Of My Dreams sees Rasmus experiment with lush instrumentation, a funk-fuelled bass and glowing keys that you can’t help but move to. Label boss Seamus Haji rounds off the release with a bang with his own remix, providing a more dancefloor focused version laden with joyous synth stabs and irresistible percussion throughout.
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Platinum City – Holy Spirit
Midnight Riot unleashes another celebration of gospel-fired disco and boogie with Take It To Church – Volume 4. Hot off the album Platinum City return to bring you another ‘hands in the air’ moment with Holy Spirit, an almighty lesson in gospel tinged disco and house. With its searing vocals, driving bassline and live funky keyboards, this one is guaranteed to lift you from your pew and have you dancing in the aisles.
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Fun Kool featuring Eruptia & Anna Dee Tee – Jam Now
The German born Funk, House & Disco veteran DJ and producer Gerardo Cinquhas been quietly turning out releases under guises such as Mall Aka Funk, Aspecto, She’s Super, Capri Delight, Gerardo, Highland Skies, J Hard and Tirrenia Vibe. Now as Fun Kool featuring Eruptia & Anna Dee Tee he lands on the highly impressive Tropical Disco with Jam Now. Built around killer guitar licks, a slinky brass section, synth sweeps and sultry vocals that only means one thing, total damage for peaktime floors.
Elado Edits – Big Baba
[Razor N Tape]
With rarefied material ranging from Africa, India and the Mideast, Israeli DJ and collector Elado makes his debut on RNT with 4 slices of impossibly rare edit heat whilst displaying he’s clearly no novice when it comes to digging as this exceptional. Elado works these 4 tunes with a careful editor’s touch, nipping and tucking only where necessary to let the incredible source selections shine through as he renders them eminently DJ-friendly.
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Kathy Brown – Happy People (Michael Gray Remix)
Easy Street bring back the Blaze vocal classic Happy People featuring Kathy Brown, with remix ‘man of the moment’ Michael Gray on production duties. Gray goes for the jugular with a solid piano groove taking centre stage mixed with his high energy drums, shimmering breakdowns all deftly working around all the vocal sweetspots. With it’s sing-along chorus, there’s no doubting Kathy Brown’s pedigree when it comes to vocal house anthems and once again it’s proven again here.
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Alaia & Gallo featuring Kevin Haden – Who Is He (The Reflex Extended Revision)
Glitterbox bring back the Alaia & Gallo’s summer anthem ‘Who Is He?’ for a new generation. Written and originally recorded by the late Bill Withers, French studio don The Reflex delivers a sophisticated remix teasing out the disco and soul elements of the track in his unique style with faultless attention to detail, adding layers of intricate percussion and tight instrumentation. It’s a suitably funky re-work from the master of the mix Reflex, and is destined to ride high in the online dance charts.
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Mannix featuring Lee Wilson – Do It Right Now – Phonk D. Remix
Introducing his brand new label Dafia Records, Austrian House Music veteran Mannix kicks off 2021 with a focus on releasing quality Disco and House music. Kicking things off with a soulful collaboration between himself and US vocalist Lee Wilson, Do It Right Now is funky affair powered by full live instruments, loaded with vibrant brass stabs, warm keys and funky guitar licks that dance around Lee Wilson’s soulful voice. It comes with a powerful remix from German Disco connoisseur Phonk D who amps up the funkiness, delivering an infectious bass grooving filtered Nu Disco vibe.
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Various / Camille / Chez Damier – Makeup The Edits
Adeen Records continues to deliver more quality music you like, here with 8 jaw dropping bouncy party cuts. This time, producer Camille aka Jason Wilkins teams up with Chicago legend Chez Damier with a hand picked selection of 70’s and 80’s hidden Dance, Funk and Disco gems. All retouched and edited by Adeen’s own Nico Lahs. All of the tracks stand up in their own right and are all worth your listening pleasure.
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