After a rather crazy summer Midnight Riot are keeping the disco dial turned up to 11 with some seriously tasty releases and a straight in the diary gig.
One of this months track highlights is Conan The Selector and Sulene Flemings rendition of Patti LaBelle’s The Spirit’s In It. Keen ears might pick up that the original was also sampled for Mighty Mouse’s all conquering track The Spirit a couple of years back. Here Conan And Sulene give it a seriously funky boogie house rework replete with a huge vocal, deft work on the piano, sax solos and a non-stop a*s shaker of a b-line. Party vibes all the way. You can check it below in both original and Yam Who? remix form.
Also worth checking this month from Midnight Riot are Da Lukas and Blade from Jestofunk’s DJ Control, C Da Afro’s funk monster Shadow Dancer and the ace Balearic Headspace, Vol. 6 which we covered HERE.
On the gig front all eyes are soon to be on ADE and Midnight Riot is out in full force with UK house don Michael Gray joining a packed bill including Yam Who? Platinum City, Suki Soul, Disco Sparks, Even Funkier and Faz. All the details are below.
Now it’s time to hand you over to Yam Who for the 9 hottest disco releases for the coming month!
Close Counters – Snap To It
Label : The Remedy Project
Melvo Baptiste’s The Remedy Project is now 7 releases strong and the temperature is raised with Naarm/Melbourne-based duo Close Counters’ debut, ‘Snap To It!’. It’s a punchy affair with an uplifting groove, high-octane drum fills and a low-slung bassline which you can’t help but move to. Composed of production pair, Allan McConnell and Finn Rees paying homage to French house with this blissful label debut, ‘Snap To It! is another unmissable release from an imprint championing the finest in indie dance.
Close Counters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/closecounters
Close Counters Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/closecounters/
Close Counters Twitter: https://twitter.com/closecounters
The Remedy Project Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theremedyproject_/
FSQ – Reprise Reprise Tonight
Label : Soul Clap Records
Ten years in the making, the debut long player was originally released in 2020 from Funk Style Quality aka FSQ featuring an all-star cast of legends: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Nona Hendryx, Fonda Rae, Denise King, and Dolette McDonald. The album, the brainchild of two of the most influential forces in Soul Clap’s musical journey, Chuck ‘Da Fonk’ Fishman and Sa’d ‘The Hourchild’ Ali (RIP). Now Soul Clap Records proudly present ‘Reprise Reprise Tonight – The remixes’ with production king’s Ray Mang, Michael The Lion, Tom Moulton, Birdee, Dr Rubberfunk’s, Jitwam’s, Lee Curtiss, DJ Rocca & Charlie Soul Clap himself all making stunning contributions
FSQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fsqofficial/
FSQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fsqofficial/
FSQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsqofficial
Soul Clap Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulclaprecs/
Soul Clap Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulclaprecords_/
Soul Clap Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/soulclaprecs
Various – Too Slow To Disco 4
Label : Too Slow To Disco
Since launching eight years ago, Too Slow To Disco has now become the go-to compilation series for all those interested in AOR disco, glossy West Coast blue-eyed soul, yacht rock and slow-motion disco. As always, DJ Supermarkt’s genius is to uncover the musical through-line that joins these missing-in-action names and the tunes that could have been their big moment. The result is a kind of joyous alternative history of the era, where a very different pantheon of pop gods became the names we love. Too Slow to Disco 4 is also a love letter to the genre-smashing bravery of that era, Yacht Pop rubbing shoulders with Christian Gospel, groovy Folk, Country-Soul and Blue-Eyed Soul. Essential!
Too Slow To Disco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tooslowtodisco
Too Slow To Disco Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tooslowtodisco
Too Slow To Disco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djsupermarkt_tooslowtodisco/
Too Slow To Disco Twitter: https://twitter.com/djsupermarkt
Bplan & Fab O – Caffe Coretto Edits 4
Label : Caffe Coretto
Based in the south of Italy, Caffè Corretto aims to re-purpose rare oddities and hidden gems while adding modern and respectful touches. Caffè Corretto livened up tracks from the 70s and 80s with additional drums and synth power to heat up contemporary disco floors. Talented DJs & producers Giuseppe Fimiani and Fabio Iacono aka BPlan & Fab O, Ischia natives, Caffe Corretto Edits now on their fourth edition, kicks off with an ‘Afro Disco’ heater that’s sure to get the party started. ‘Chicco Reale’ is both nostalgic and funky, while on the B side ‘Discoffee’ is everything that disco should be with its rousing vocal chant, brass, and a killer bassline. Closing out the EP is ‘ Midnight Espresso’ that will keep the dancers’ caffeine charged well into the late hours.
BPlan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bplan.italy
Bplan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bplan__music/
Fab O Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaboMusic1
Fab O Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fab_o_music/
Lenny Fontana & Yangela Crowe Hell Yeah (David Morales Remixes)
Label : Karmic Power Records
It all begins with David Morales known as “The King Of House Music” playing the record on his weekly Sunday show called Sunday Mass on Twitch twice. He then sends a private message to Lenny Fontana and says I want to remix this as I am really feeling the record. One of the greatest remixers in dance music takes this well produced song and gives it that Classic Morales Touch. You can hear it in the production work with his huge piano chords, big bass line and signature swinging beats making this song a sure shot fantastic combination. Lenny Fontana and Dave Morales together with Vangela Crowe singing it’s totally unstoppable.
Lenny Fontana Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenny.fontana.9
Lenny Fontana Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lennyfontana/
Lenny Fontana Twitter: https://twitter.com/LennyFontana
David Morales Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djdavidmorales/
David Morales Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djdavidmorales/
Karmic Power Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karmicpowerrecords
Karmic Power Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karmicpowerrecords/
Karmic Power Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarmicPowerRec
Various – DJ Rahaan – Under The Influence – Volume 10
Label : Z Records
Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. The 10th volume in the series sees them inviting the incredible Chicago-born DJ Rahaan to select some seriously headsy cuts from his collection, carefully cleaned up, de-clicked and remastered for the best listening experience. Here Rahaan digs deep into his impressive record collection that he has collected, built up and crafted over his many years of traveling, networking and DJin’ to showcase 22 of his finest and rarest cuts. Many of the tracks on the album would cost hundreds and that’s if you were even able to find the originals!
DJ Rahaan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJRahaan/
DJ Rahaan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rahaanrah/
Z Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thezrecords
Z Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thezrecords/
Z Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/daveleezr
D.C LaRue – Let Them Dance – Dr Packers (Robotic Dub Mix)
Label : Only Good Vibes Music
Marking their milestone tenth release in fine style, Only Good Vibes Music recruit the remix talents of one of the best in the game, Dr Packer. Entrusting him with the task of remixing D.C. LaRues disco classic, ‘Let Them Dance’, results are sensational. The doctor offers up a driving, sharp, classic production with his trademark modern touch, while encapsulating what made the original track to create a certified floorfiller. The hype is well deserved & Dr Packer has ensured ‘Let Them Dance’ will be moving disco dance floors for many decades to come.
DC LaRue Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dclarue
Dr Packer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drpackeredits
Dr Packer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_packer/
Only Good Vibes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlygoodvibesmusic/
Only Good Vibes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlygoodvibes_the_knutsens
Only Good Vibes Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlygoodvibesUK
Seamus Haji and Those Guys – I Walk Alone (For Your Love) [Art Of Tones Remix]
Label : Big Love
Seamus Haji and Those Guys’ ‘I Walk Alone (For Your Love)’ has already proved its disco credentials on many a dancefloor, swiftly becoming a Big Love catalogue essential since its release in 2020. Now one of the hottest names in the game steps up on remix duties. French nu-disco maestro Art Of Tones completely flips the script, magically conjuring up an entirely fresh musical backdrop, with rough & ready keyboard hooks and a funked-up bass working wonders over the original Those Guys vocals for another sensational Big Love release.
Seamus Haji Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seamushaji
Seamus Haji Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seamushaji/
Seamus Haji Twitter: https://twitter.com/seamushaji
Art of Tones Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artoftones/
Art of Tones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artoftonesmusic/
Big Love Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigLoveRecs
Big Love Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigloverecs/
Elado Edits 2 – Feel Good
Label : Razor N Tape
Everyone’s favourite Israeli digger is back for another round of gloriously rare edit heat on Razor-N-Tape.Tel Aviv’s Elado returns to the Brooklyn imprint for PT. 2 of his edit series with four deadly disco dance floor weapons. Elado has been a driving force in his home city scene, avidly collecting records for three decades and Djing for the best part of two. He is a master manipulator in turntablism and a much-touted tastemaker, fully immersing himself in Tel Aviv’s vibrant nightlife..‘Baila’ gets things started with infectious flamenco chants and claps over a churning acidic groove, and ‘Disco Hummus’ rounds out the side with a bit of joyful disco cheek. On the flip, ‘Sun’ turns an unlikely cover of a classic into an Afro Disco banger, and ‘Simba’ rumbles and rolls with restraint toward a hypnotic peak of brass and vocals.
Eldao Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eladomusicofficial/
Elado Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eladomusic/
Razor-N-Tape Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RazorNTape/
Razor-N-Tape Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/razorntape/
Razor-N-Tape Twitter: https://twitter.com/RazorNTape
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