Yam Who? – Disco Juice – March 2022
Ooft, it’s that time of the month again as we welcome back Midnight Riot don Yam Who? to the pages of Le Visiteur with his essential Disco Juice column featuring 9 disco gems that are going to be tearing up dancefloors in the coming months. 2022 is a key year for Midnight Riot as it notches up its landmark 10th Year delivering only the finest disco and boogie. With a series of superb releases in the pipeline along with gigs spanning the length and breadth of the UK and further afield they are ratcheting things up for what will undoubtedly be their finest year to date.
One gig that is definitely well worth checking out is the The Scottish Disco and House festival which will host both Yam Who and Jaegerossa from Midnight Riot alongside legends of the scene, Jocelyn Brown, Mousse T, Nicky Siano and John Morales, and the some of the hottest talent out there including out own editor Le Visiteur.
For those of you who haven’t caught Jaegerossa before he is also one of the heads behind the Platinum City who have been regularly shaking the disco charts up over the last couple of years. You can check out their latest, and quite possibly finest track to date, Arthur Rocks below.
Sophie Lloyd feat Pauline Taylor – Angels By My Side
Classic Music Company
Her fantastic gospel-fused anthem ‘Calling Out’ for Luke Solomon’s imprint has now reached a breathtaking total of 10 million streams and counting. DJ & producer Sophie Lloyd is back bigtime & returns to Classic Music Company, with Faithless vocalist Pauline Taylor. ‘Angels By My Side’ is a monster & is already garnering early support from the likes of NYC legend Danny Krivit. Featuring powerful soulful delivery, brimming with joyous energy of live recorded strings, horns and keys, it is another essential ‘go to’ record for any discerning selector.
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Teddy Pendergrass – John Morales remixes
BBE Music presents a brand new album from Philadelphia & soul music’s very own, Teddy Pendergrass. Remixed by pioneering producer and engineer, John Morales, his masterful & remix work affords these classic songs improved clarity & reveals the incredible musicianship of the MSFB players that might have been overlooked on original release. Curated authoritatively, remixed with love and passion, the John Morales’ collection revisits his relationship with Teddy’s and Gamble & Huff’s music as compellingly and immersively as when it was new. Teddy’s timeless force resides equally in his talent for portraying truthfully the joys and hurts, beliefs and doubts, blessings and challenges of our lives, and in the bravery of confronting them all with an honesty that is still utterly extraordinary.
John Morales Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/John-Morales-230746626983955/
John Morales Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/john-morales
John Morales Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnTheMixer
BBE Music Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbemusic
BBE Music Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbemusic
BBE Music Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbemusic
Alex Blex – Nice Move Peter
Yuksek, the French DJ & music producer & his PartyFine label, touches on everything around the dance music spectrum that is “more or less disco”. Alex Blex makes his Partyfine debut with ‘Nice Move Peter’. At first glance, his music is normal, with stable rhythms and honest chords but then suddenly, without realising it, we entered his world, where New Beat rubs shoulders with Pink Floyd, mixed with disco influences from the fiery Carrere Musique label. A superb debut and destined to go to far flung places after its initial release!
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Partyfine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Partyfinemusic/
Partyfine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/partyfinemusic/
Partyfine Twitter: https://twitter.com/PartyfineMusic
D.C. LaRue – Let Them Dance (Opolopo Remix)
Only Good Vibes
D.C. Larue is a songwriter and instrumentalist who emerged in the mid-’70s when disco was king and his music ruled the underground and the avant garde clubs of the world. With #1 hits like “Cathedrals”, “Hot Jungle Drums and Voodoo Rhythm”, having all seen recent releases on a variety of labels, D.C steps out for Scotland’s Only Good Vibes with his heavily orchestrated, forgotten gem ‘Let The Dance’ with production guru Opolopo serving another classic remix. With each new re-issue of one of his dance classics, D.C & his legion of fans are being joined by a whole new generation who are finding his work to be the perfect reflection of this bygone era. Disco lives!
It’s the first track on the OGV radio show below.
D.C. LaRue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larue_david/
Opolopo Facebook: www.facebook.com/opoloposweden
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Homegrown Syndrome – Got The Love / Party Vibes
Athens Of The North
The ubiquitous Athens Of The North are renowned for dropping extremely hard to find “45”, that have long been in demand amongst collectors. Next up on Edinburgh homie Euan Fryer’s label are Homegrown Syndrome, a band based in LA but were originally majors players on the Memphis scene. Found in the attic of Jerry Jones. ‘Got The Love’ is a chunky funky stepper with swirling synths and disco energy. ‘Party Vibes’ then takes off once more on hip swig claps, big arching chords and strident drums.
Athens of the North Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Athensofthenorth/
Athens of the North Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athens_of_the_north/
Athens of the North Twitter: https://twitter.com/aotns
The Dukes & Double Dee – Always Better
Rewind to 1990, Double Dee struck gold with their huge international smash ‘Found Love’ which became one of those all-time classics hammered by the likes of Sasha, Frankie Knuckles and Pete Tong. Fast forward to 2022 and they’re back, making their Midnight Riot debut. Linking up with fellow Italian production team The Dukes, they deliver another masterpiece, ‘Always Better’. Blending Mediterranean heat and early morning sleaziness, the energy here is irresistible, the message undeniably uplifting. On the remix tip, studio don Da Lukas out of Palermo, Italy, nicely notches up the tempo with added tasty beats, stretching out the mix to just over 6mins, it’s perfect nu-disco packed with dance floor class!
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Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
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Sandy Mill – Socials (L&T Project Soul Common Remix)
Chillifunk Records kick-start their 25th Anniversary by welcoming New Zealand’s finest Soul-sista, Sandy Mill & her single, ‘Socials’. Oozing with soul from the get-go, Sandy delivers a smooth, heartfelt vocal about her love-hate relationship with social media, over a warm jazzy backdrop. Also on the package, Chillifunk label lads Lofty & Tom, aka L&T Project, aim their funky London NuSoul vibes squarely at the dance floor on their sublime Soul Common Remix. Expect futuristic soul for the dancefloor in many guises expanding your mind and moving your feet!
Sandy Mill Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ms.sandyMill/
Sandy Mill Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ms_sandymill/
Sandy Mill Twitter: https://twitter.com/ms_sandymill
Chilli Funk Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chillifunkrecords/
Chilli Funk Records Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-612776729
Chilli Funk Traxsource: https://www.traxsource.com/label/804/chillifunk
Oyobi featuring Karen Andrews – Make Me Believe In You
Melvo Baptiste’s Remedy Project is growing a dynamic catalogue with a clear sonic aesthetic. Making their label debut is Australian production trio Oyobi with ‘Make Me Believe In You’. Featuring vocalist Karen Lee Andrews, they take on the ambitious task of reimagining the Curtis Mayfield 1974 soul anthem. Modernising a fully-fledged classic with their effervescent sound of rich percussive layers, live instrumentation and ethereal strings for contemporary listeners, it’s a captivating cover version that establishes The Remedy Project’s gold standard musical policy and Oyobi as a must-know name.
Chinaski – No Pop No Fun
Understanding of the past, whilst looking to the future is the new Chinaski’s album ‘No Pop N Fun’ for Gerd Janson’s mighty Running Back. Drenched in sepia colours and faded VHS tapes memories, fed by a science-fiction that never became a fact, ‘No Pop N Fun’ is essentially made with the ultramodern instruments of yesteryear. It’s an ode to Disco Piu, a postcard from the early days of Frankfurt’s Dorian Gray or the search and itch for a time machine. Chinaski’s main musical reference points are all on show here: instrumental pop that you can dance to, pastel melodies that stick in your head mixed with downtempo ballads for video game characters. Genius!
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Running Back Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runningbackrecords
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Running Back Twitter: https://twitter.com/RunningBackRec
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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