Yam Who? – Disco Juice – May 2021
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Yessss, its the start of the month and as always Yam Who? has delivered us 9 absolutely top class disco heaters. From re-imagined Nu Disco classics to afro edged disco house, inspired remixes, two scene heads coming together for a very exciting new collaboration and a couple of rediscovered dusty gems. They are all packed in here ready to light up your dancefloor, where-ever that might be right now.
We have also been busy here launching our new Youtube channel and have turned Yam Who’s Disco Juice series into a You Tube playlist. It features pretty much every track Yam Who has ever selected so for hours of Disco goodness check it out HERE and please make sure you subscribe while you are over there for more musical bliss.
As always Yam Who’s label Midnight Riot has continued to keep itself well ahead of the competition with another busy month which has seen a multitude of tracks absolutely dominating over on the Traxsource charts. Their new Yacht Rock & Disco album has also been turning heads and is shaping up very nicely to soundtrack the rest of summer 2021. Check it HERE
Also well worth checking if you haven’t already caught it is Yam Who’s collaboration with Mark Brickman, Sweet Talk which features a great vocal from Suki Soul and which has been winning huge DJ support.
Without further ado we hand you over to Yam Who? for his tips for the month ahead.
Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
Razor N Tape
Midnight Magic finally team up with fellow Brooklyn comrades Razor-N-Tape for a 10-year-anniversary package of ‘Beam Me Up’. Norwegian mix specialist Prins Thomas steals the show & delivers a bumping percussive disco rhythm treatment. Stretched out over 8 minutes with blissful breakdowns, delays and driving bass lines, just grab this record immediately and beam yourself back to the dance floor!
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Flevens – I Wanted You to Stay
The instant cult-classic, ‘Biznizz’ won huge DJ support from the likes of Horsemeat Disco, Jamie Jones, Graeme Park, Kraak & Smaak and Mason amongst others. Next up ‘I Wanted You To Stay’ from his new EP and Flevans does not disappoint. Rich with nu disco groove, mind-blowing synths and hookalicious vocal samples, it all builds into a butt shaking finale that is guaranteed to get some number 1 chart action.
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Jalapeno Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jalapenorecords
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Michael The Lion X Amy Douglas feat Steven Klavier – Find A Way (The Patchouli Brothers Mix)
Soul Clap Records
One year on since the initial Michael The Lion x Amy Douglas and John Morales’ life-affirming remix of ‘Find A Way’ hit the airwaves. The real romper here is from the multi talented Patchouli Brothers who jump on a fresh update. The Toronto natives strip back the groove and offer up a new minimal proto vibe and let Miss Douglas & Steven Klavier strut their funky stuff to the dance floor!
Amy Douglas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amydouglassings
Amy Douglas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amydouglassings
Michael the Lion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelTheLion
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Pockets – Work it Out (Dave Lee Redemption Mix)
If you’re looking for some high-grade, tried-and-tested disco and house fare then Dave Lee’s Redemption mix for the new Pockets jam ‘Work It Out’ should be a ‘must have’. It’s out now and sees a release right across the board on vinyl & digital platforms. Between 1978 and 1981, Pockets recorded three albums and toured as Earth Wind & Fire’s opening act. Even better news, now the band reunion of the Pockets is a successful come back project and the group are currently working on booking events and new material for 2021.
Dave Lee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daveleezr
Dave Lee Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davelee.zr/
Dave Lee Twitter: https://twitter.com/daveleezr
Z Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thezrecords
Z Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thezrecords/
Red Baron – Fascinate
Red Baron UK
The only question we should be asking about Ron Basejam and Red Rack’em getting in a studio together is ‘why did it take them so long?’ The Crazy P multi-instrumentalist brings a melodic sheen and strict work ethic to Berman’s idiosyncratic, off kilter sample chops. ‘Fascinate’ is a foot stomping house banger, where urgent popped guitar licks meet a face squinting bassline, mixed over a monster arpeggiated synth bass with a dark hardcore pad that closes proceedings. You need this in your life!
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Red Rack’em Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealredrackem/
Ron Basejam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonBasejam
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Ron Basejam Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonBasejam
Tina B – Jazzy Sensation (Moodena Remix)
The phenomenal & hugely influential New York downtown scene of the late 70s & 80’s has been widely documented. However there is a missing story that has remained untold until now, the 1981 seminal ‘Jazzy Sensation’ from Arthur Baker & Tina B for Tommy Boy Records and one the very first female raps on record. Featuring 2021 remixes from Moodena & Yam Who? both deliver some serious studio action, Tina B now sees a welcome return for Midnight Riot and without doubt it’s a future block party anthem.
Moodena Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MOODENA909
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Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec
Los Charlys Orchestra feat Omar – It’s So (Tropical Boogie Rework)
Having previously collaborated in 2017 Los Charly’s Orchestra and Omar join forces again to breathe a new lease of life into a track that has nothing less than anthem status in contemporary UK black music. Having set alight dancefloors on release in 2006, ’It’s So’ is a much-loved peak time number. It now seeks a new generation of fans led by LCO, aka forward-thinking producers Jorge Montiel and Juan Laya, who have re-built a startling new musical context where Tropicalia, Soul & Boogie melt into a flawless trip.
Los Charly’s Orchestra Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosCharlysOrchestra/
Los Charly’s Orchestra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loscharlysorchestra
Omar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omar_lyefook
Imagenes Recordings Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imagenesrecordings/
Imagenes Recordings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imagenes_recordings
Mind Fair – That Thing (Eric Duncan Remix)
Rogue Cat Sounds
Originally released on a scarce AVI 12” in 1977 by the one-off synth-pop project That Thing it was a firm favourite of pioneering Italian DJ, Daniele Baldelli. Now Mind Fair have fashioned a faithful but you-betcha beefed-up reworking courtesy of Eric Duncan. Bound to find favour with the DJ Harvey brigade, this is quality psyche disco gear for the experienced, discerning, 3 dimensional traveler.
Mind Fair Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindfairmusic
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Yass & DJ Fudge – (I Know) I’m Losing You (Dr Packer Remix)
Earlier this year the Parisian based producer Yass and Barcelona’s DJ Fudge joined forces to deliver a serene slice of soul-infused house with ‘(I Know) I’m Losing You’ for Big Love. Now Aussie don of the disco edit Dr Packer steps to reshape the soulful original, adding a grooving bassline and percussive keys and his trademark beats, creating an instant classic.
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Dr Packer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drpackeredits
Dr Packer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_packer/
Big Love Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigLoveRecs
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