Yam Who? – Disco Juice – February 2022
Powering through the the start of the year Yam Who’s Midnight Riot has been on fire over the past few weeks with stellar releases from C Da Afro, Birdee, Mark Brickman and Clavette & Bubs & Lee Wilson as the label continues to go from strength to strength in this, it’s 10th anniversary year.
To get a full taste of what’s going on in the Midnight Riot Universe make sure you tune into the monthly Midnight Riot Podcast with Jaegerossa at the helm. Available pretty much everywhere, including your smart speaker, you can check out the most recent edition below which features a guest mix from Faz.
Yam Who? has been back on the music hunt for us and has delivered another scintillating selection of disco goodies for his monthly Disco Juice column. Check it all out below as he shares some of the hottest tracks and releases that we will all be spinning in the coming months.
Breakbot & Irfane – Remedy
Ed Banger Records
Kicking things off in fine 2022 style Breakbot and drops his next EP ‘Remedy’ on Ed Banger Records. Alongside vocal collaborator Remedy, who’s featured on several of Breakbot’s smash singles over the years. ‘Remedy’ has all of that Breakbot aesthetic from classy funky sounds through to electronic-disco with a mature finesse. Combining a timeless blend of instrumentation from phasing, wah-guitar, live drum grooves and expressive Fender Rhodes pianos. A low-slung disco hit from the off, Breakbot & Irfane’s ‘Remedy’ is guaranteed to bring a sunshine smile.
Breakbot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breakbot
Breakbot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakbot/
Breakbot Twitter: https://twitter.com/breakbot
Ed Banger Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edbangerrecords
Ed Banger Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edbanger/
Ed Banger Twitter: https://twitter.com/edbangerrecords
Sam Ruffillo – Italianissimo EP
Toy Tonics are back with 4 tracks by Italian producer kid Sam Ruffillo. Already notching up 2 killer EPs for the label, ‘Italianissimo’ he’s a studio wizard and has brought a new soulful disco sound to the game, topped off with delightful Italian vocals. Having previously released the original versions that garnered loads of support by the likes of Gerd Janson, The Blessed Madonna, Purple Disco Machine, Jimpster, Jamie Jones, Severino & A-Trak, these bombs will soon be dropping on 4 track wax, so quick let’s learn Italian!
Sam Ruffillo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samruffillo
Sam Ruffillo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samruffillo/
Toy Tonics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToyTonics
Toy Tonics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toytonics/
Bibbi – Don’t Mind
WARM present Bibbi ‘You Don’t Mind’. A four track House infused dancefloor weapon. With hints of early 90s Euro House prime for those vintage Mediterranean sunset dance sessions all mixes are sure fire winners here. This is the only solo outing for Bibbi on vinyl with this release which is a real shame as she clearly had talent that somehow didn’t translate to capturing the interest of a wider audience. The record was produced by ‘SUN’ Nkotsoe, formerly one half of Monwa & Sun and a popular solo act after his eponymous debut in 1990 and Looking For Love in 1991. Originally released in 1992 on Diamond Music and officially licensed to RE:WARM records via Gallo Record Company.
Cho & Random Impetus – Brother Sister – Ray Mang Remix
Ray Mang brings his signature Disco heat to these two New York Jams! Cho & Random Impetus are a New York based multi-piece band. Collaborating with local musicians and recording with analog equipment, Cho & Random Impetus utilise jazz, funk, soul and disco melodies to create rich 1970’s-esq sounds. Ray Mang delivers 2 mixes, modern disco burners, bringing his boogie-down vibe into full effect, that’s still tough enough to work the dancefloor during the early hours of the morning.
Cho & Random Impetus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/choandrandomimpetus/
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
Peter Matson – Call And Answer – Faze Action Remix
Bastard Jazz Recordings
With a global roster that spans from funk to hip hop, from house to soul, Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings has been running since 2001, Aaron Schultz continues on his quest to sign and nurture new talent and new sounds 20 years on. Making a return to Bastard Jazz is fellow Brooklynite Peter Matson with his dancefloor ready ‘The Right Way’. Having had outings on Heist Recordings, Soul Clap, Hell Yeah and Planet E, with more quality dropping soon on Razor-N-Tape. London’s Faze Action are back with a bang on the remix frontline flipping the title track towards their signature sound, where Afro beats meet proto house, with lashings of disco vibes. Weaving together Peter Matson’s affinity for the dancefloor with African influences, this EP culminates in a record that is both genre-bending and timelessly danceable
Check Call & Answer at 28 minutes in on Peters rather brilliant recent mix for Le Visiteur.
Peter Matson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petermatsonmusic
Peter Matson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petermatsonmusic/
Peter Matson Twitter: https://twitter.com/realpetermatson
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_
Bastard Jazz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bastardjazz
Bastard Jazz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bastardjazz/
Bastard Jazz Twitter: https://twitter.com/bastardjazz
Musta feat Vanessa Jackson – Loving Me – Hot Toddy Remixes
Hot Toddy makes a stunning debut for Midnight Riot with his remix for Musta. Featuring the queen of the disco house scene, Vanessa Jackson. Having relocated to Sardinia, where Musta has built his analogue studio, this modular obsessive has a love of working with machines. Crazy P’s Hot Toddy goes for the jugular with a straight up hypnotic proto house bubbler. A thumping bassline, dynamic synths, he reworks Venessa hooky vocals to dynamic effect, creating a truly timeless track that will have you moving til the sun comes up!
Musta Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MUSTAOFFICIALPAGE/
Instagram Musta: https://www.instagram.com/___musta___/
Venessa Jackson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dechantal.jackson
Venessa Jackson Twitter: https://twitter.com/VenessaJackson7
Venessa Jackson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/venessajackson7
Hot Toddy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hot-Toddy-194138443939801/
Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec
Lorenzo Morresi – Le Bonheur – Soul Clap Remix
Rollover Milano Records
Rollover Milano Records is the natural evolution of the longstanding party based at Apollo Club Milano. The party has maintained a stellar roster with 2manydjs, Bicep, Floating Points, Red Axes, Young Marco, Tony Humphries, Dj Tennis, Maurice Fulton, Behind the quality label are the two founders and resident Rollover DJs, Tiberio Carcano and Rocco Fusco. With a shared love of dark disco, deep house, and Italo funk vibes, next up on their label is Lorenzo Morresi, a producer, DJ and guitarist. Boston space funksters Soul Clap flip lead track ‘Le Bonheur’ inside out with their uber classy interpretation that floats along on a gorgeous deep house groove. A must have!
Lorenzo Morresi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorenzogmorresi
Lorenzo Morresi Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorenzomorresi_/
Soul Clap Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulclap
Soul Clap Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulclapofficial/
Rollover Milano Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rollovermilano
Rollover Milano Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rollovermilano/
Rollover Milano Twitter: https://twitter.com/rollovermilano
Donny Rotten – Disco Thang / Apres
Eton Messy Records
Now an integral part of the EM faithful – Donny Rotten returns to the label with piping hot two-tracker. First up ‘Disco Thang’ a track built around a reverential back-bone, but also brimming with freshness and injected with a clear edge, giving it a flavoursome point of difference. Then the thumping beat of ‘Apres’ rolls in, radiating a flagrant sense of ‘feel good’, and coursing with an irresistible energy that will have you flailing your limbs with carefree glee in no time.
Pre- save Link: https://bfan.link/disco-thang-apres
Donny Rotten Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donnnyrotten/
Donny Rotten Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/don_ny_rotten
Eton Messy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Etonmessy
Eton Messy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/etonmessymusic/
Eton Messy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Etonmessy
Marc Roberts – Maia Amor A EP
This production from boogie-era soul specialist With a DJ career going back 30 years, and a love of everything from classic soul to Detroit Techno, Marc’s Roberts turn out a highly eclectic EP for London’s Moton Records. Already receiving some serious DJ support, ‘Maia Amor A’ is peak-time, tops off EP packed with party feel vibes, looped up edits, filled with enough dance floor punch. With an approach to spinning & production which has seen him DJ across the globe from Sao Paulo to Sydney & beyond, Marc will definitely be one to watch in 2022!
Marc Roberts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsmarcroberts
Marc Roberts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcroberts73/
Marc Roberts Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsmarcroberts
Moton Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Moton-Records-Inc-183889648411503
Moton Records Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/label/3233-Moton-Records-Inc
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