Yam Who? – Disco Juice – October 2021
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It’s been another fierce month at the Midnight Riot HQ with a steady stream of disco bliss landing including hot tracks from Jamie Vice, Two Lee, Disco Sparks and screamers from Phonk D, and Mark Brickman who steps up to remix Platinum City’s well loved Time For a Change confirming it as one of the disco jams of 2021.
Midnight Riot and Yam Who gigs have been incoming too with one we are all looking forward to, the Brixton Disco Festival, now on the horizon which see’s Yam Who pop up not once but twice on the bill. It’s going to be a brilliant week-end! Make sure you grab one of those last, and soon to be, gold dust tickets asap.
It’s the start of a brand new month and Yam Who has been digging deep in the disco universe for his 9 Essential Disco Juice tunes of the month, as always he has delivered 9 golden moments! Check them below x
Surprise Chef – High On Your Love (Harvey Sutherland / Masters At Work Remixes)
At the vanguard of Melbourne’s bustling underground music scene you’ll find Surprise Chef. A band very much on the rise, who with two exceptional albums under their belts, are picking up a rapidly swelling fanbase across the world. When floating ideas for potential remixers, two names came to the fore, Masters At Work and Harvey Sutherland. The ‘Crayfish Caper – ’Nuyorican Broken Remix’ is straight up vintage MAW in House mode. A Latin shuffle meets an afro-beat rhythm and some very chunky broken beats, which all underpins an infectious melody constructed around the original track’s bassline. Rounding off the package is the remix from Harvey Sutherland. A dreamy, cosmic, bass-heavy, sweeping synth-led workout, that retains yet reinterprets the catchy-as-hell hooks from the original track. A roller with serious muscle!
Surprise Chef Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aristosthefunkysurprisechef
Surprise Chef Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surprisechef/
Surprise Chef Twitter: https://twitter.com/surprise_chef
Masters At Work Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MastersAtWorkOfficial
Masters At Work Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masters_at_work_official/
Mr Bongo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrbongoworldwide
Mr Bongo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrbongoworldwide/
Mr Bongo Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealmrbongo
Mark Picchiotti – Love Will Be Our Guide – Remixes
Delivering brand new remixes for 2021, Seamus Haji’s Big Love imprint revisits ITH Records classic ‘Love Will Be Our Guide’ from Chicago producer Mark Picchiotti. Procuring the help of Big Love’s ‘go to’ producers Dr Packer, Moplen and Qwestlife, who in turn each deliver their own unique nu disco spin on this house essential. Big Love delights once again with these three expertly crafted mixes, certain to be a staple for discerning selectors with a palette of cuts filled with soul and groove.
Mark Picchiotti Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkPicchiottiMusic
Mark Picchiotti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djmarkpicchiotti/
Mark Picchiotti Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkPicchiotti
Big Love Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigLoveRecs
Big Love Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigloverecs/
Prospect Park – Shake It Up Tonight
Dave Lee re-ignites his Prospect Park alias for a new single ‘Shake It Up Tonight’ on his mighty Z Records. This boogie-tastic rework of the underrated, almost totally unknown Cheryl Lynn cut, gives this song a new lease of life. Packed with string-heavy treatment, live musicianship, relentless percussion, powerful vocals and soulful disco energy, it’s bound to be another chart smash. The EP comes with the full vocal Disco Re-Shake or the George Benson style guitar-driven Jazzy Re-Shake.
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/
Mystic 2 – Free to Be Me
Mystic 2 (Ricky Morrison and Brandon Block) make their Midnight Riot debut with ‘Free to Be Me’. Combining their production skills with killer musicianship ‘Free to Be Me’ is nothing short of an undeniable masterpiece. Featuring cleverly cut up vocals, this track is an incredible tribute to soul, funk, R&B, and disco that is meant to uplift your spirits and make you dance! Morrison & Block have done exceptional work that has all the hallmarks of a huge Philly classic and is guaranteed to move your feet!
Mystic 2 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/blox
Brandon Block Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandonBlock2020
Brandon Block Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brandonblock/
Brandon Block Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandonblock
Ricky Morrison Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJRickyMorrison
Ricky Morrison Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djrickymorrison/
Ricky Morrison Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJRickyMorrison
Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec
Freeez – Keep In Touch
Far Out Recordings
Far Out Recordings presents a double bill of two monumental Brit funk classics. Keep In Touch and Stay were the first two 12” singles by the iconic Freeez from founding member John Rocca, for his own Pink Rhythm imprint. Going against the advice of all the musicians involved, who thought he was mad and set to lose all his money, John decided to go full DIY, hire out a high end studio in the West End to record ‘Keep In Touch. It was a surprise underground hit selling over 5000 copies and reaching #49 in the UK, leading Freeez into a record deal with Pye / Calibre. These foundational DIY 12” singles paved the way for Freeez to become a household name in the history of British funk who went on to record hits like ‘Southern Freeze’ and ‘IOU’.
Various artists – Opolopo tweaks
Over 200 releases deep, Local Talks, Mad Mats and Tooli continue to deliver the goods. Given free reign to ‘tweak’ his personal faves from the vaults, production wizard Opolopo returns to label with a rework collection. Over these 10 tracks, Opolopo re-works cuts from Jamie 3:26 & Masalo, the late great Soulphiction, Kiko Navarro, DirtyTwo and Soul Renegades. As always, the soul is ever-present. Musically you’ll find it all, from deep house, to disco, to jazzy beats and electronica. Opolopo lays down his trademark sound and infectious grooves, with additional production tweaks and arrangements to deliver this monster package.
Opolopo Facebook: www.facebook.com/opoloposweden
Opolopo Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/opolopo
Opolopo Instagram: www.instagram.com/opoloposweden
Opolopo Twitter: https://twitter.com/opoloposweden
Local Talk Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LocalTalkRecords
Local Talk Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/localtalkrecords/
Andromeda Orchestra – Dance Closer EP
Faze Action Records
It’s more original dub disco throbbers from Andromeda Orchestra. Robin Lee (one half of the infamous Faze Action duo) returns with a fine 4 tracker EP ‘Dance Closer’ that sees his signature organic production style right where it should be; front and centre. Accompanying the title track is a darker, dub work out called “Primo Ventura” along with the Salsoul-esque “Inferno,” before the stuttering mid tempo “Hoops,” with its slap bass and wigged out synths, rounds things off. Oozing with disco dub goodness, this four track EP is one you’ll be reaching for at any occasion.
Andromeda Orchestra Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndromedaOrchestra
Andromeda Orchestra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andromeda_orchestra_official/
Andromeda Orchestra Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndromedaOrche1
Faze Action Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FazeAction/
Faze Action Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/fazeaction
Kon aka King Of Nothing – Messin / Stop (Rock The House)
Edit guru Kon aka King of Nothing steps back up to the oche to take care of business. Now reaching the dizzy heights of release numero 3 on Star Time, it’s another deadly pair of red hot & uber limited jams that have been mined from the record bins of the world. First up is the party starter ‘Messin,’ a rolling groove led by a glorious vocal chant ‘Messin with my mid’ and a soothing trumpet from beginning to end. On the flip is ‘Stop (Rock The House)’ which is stacked with block party chants, psychedelic guitar licks and a phat bass that will rock any dance this autumn.
Sonny Beau – Delicious
In another non-stop month, once more Tropical Disco deliver funk-fuelled, disco-ball house party-starting re-edits. In their Oktoberfest its the sensational Sonny Beau who steals the thunder. ‘Delicious ‘is an up-tempo, saucy affair with tasty elements of boogie and funk with added peak-time juice featuring killer bass, uplifting piano riffs, mixed with vocal hooks to die for. Like everything on Tropical Disco it grooves hard with bass-heavy action plus undeniably weighty throughout & superbly mixed and mastered.
Sonny Beau Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonnybeaumusic/
Sonny Beau Instagram: https://www.instagr
Tropical Disco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDiscoRecords
Tropical Disco Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tropicaldiscorecords
Tropical Disco Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tropicaldiscorecords/
Tropical Disco Bandcamp: https://tropicaldiscorecords.bandcamp.com/
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