Le Visiteur’s Disco and House Albums of the Year 2022


Following on from our 9 hottest compilations of the year it’s now time to take things up a notch with our 9 essential disco and house albums of the year 2022. Personally I love an album and appreciate every ounce of work that goes into creating an hour plus of tracks that flow together aiming to capture the listeners imagination. It’s an incredible skill especially in today’s here today gone tomorrow musical market. What a list this is, featuring some of the hottest names on the scene alongside a couple of disco legends and a couple of exciting fresh producers who are currently building serious reputations for themselves.

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Crackazat evergreen

Crackazat – Evergreen [Freerange Records]

What a year Crackazat has had with releases and remixes with Quantize, Razor-N-Tape, Nervous, Local Talk, Papa, Heist, Real People and many more excellent labels.

His finest release of the year though was his album Evergreen via Jimpster’s Freerange label.

We described it at the time as a cross between Thundercat, Tom Misch, Masters at Work and Mood II Swing but that is only a nod to the musical palate that it drew from.

Indeed Crackazat now has an immediately recognisable sound which he has been developing over the last few years where delicious house is fused with Jazzy flourishes and ever so soulful edges.

A 2022 must have.

Grab it here: https://crackazat.bandcamp.com/album/evergreen

For more info please check:

Crackazat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crackazatmusic
Crackazat Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crackazat
Freerange Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreerangeRecords/
Freerange Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freerangerecords
Freerange Twitter: https://twitter.com/freerangerec

Danny kane we come in peace

Danny Kane – We Come In Peace [Midnight Riot]

We Come in Peace features 16 tracks of boogie influenced house music. Putting his years of production skills to the fore Danny has delivered an album that sounds just about perfect for those summer months and nice reminder right now that we aren’t too far from heading back to Ibiza.

With guest appearances from Princess Freesia, Jack Tyson Charles, Jacqui George, Natasha Kitty Katt, Sophie Paul and Sparkle as well as remixes and edits by JKriv, Art of Tones, Mark Brickman and Yam Who it’s a dizzying array of contemporary talent

They have combined to create a seamless and timeless album which is well worth picking up.

Grab it here: https://midnightriotrecords.bandcamp.com/album/danny-kane-we-come-in-peace-album

For more info please check:

Danny Kane Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigdannykane
Danny Kane Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannykane/
Danny Kane Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannykane2009
Midnight Riot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidnightRiotRecords/
Midnight Riot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightriotrecords/
Midnight Riot Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightRiotRec

Dave Lee Produced with love II

Dave Lee – Produced With Love II [Z Records]

Following on from his appearance on our compilation chart yesterday Dave lee also managed to deliver a brilliant artist for good measure.

Featuring Andreya Triana, Omar, Leroy Burgess, Lifford, Valentine Brothers’ Billy Valentine & Tiffany T’zelle’ on vocal duties Dave delivers under a multitude of his pseudonyms including Mistura, The Sunburst band, Foreal People and Prospect Park. Very fitting from a producer who has more names than most people has releases.

As you would expect it’s divine warm and enticing boogie and disco edged house all the way.

The digital package also comes with Dave’s immense remixes of Leroy Burgess, Str4ta, Destiny II and many more goodies.


Grab it here: https://zrecords.bandcamp.com/album/produced-with-love-ii

For more info please check:

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/

Harold Matthews jr peripheral vision

Harold Matthews Jr – Peripheral Vision [Good Vibrations Music]

Chicago songwriter and producer Harold Matthews Jr. Harold wrote his first releases in the early 90’s with artists like Ron Trent, Terry Hunter and Maurice Joshua crafting songs such as “Ritual Of Love” and Barbara Tucker’s “I Get Lifted”.

His artist album Peripheral Vision landed this year via Sean McCabes ace Good Vibrations label packed full of effervescent spoken word hip-hop and classy deep house. As you would expect from the artists involved, production wise this one is very hard to beat this year.

Label boss Sean McCabe delivered a Harold Matthews Jr worship mix for us when this album landed it’s ace, check it HERE.

Grab it here: https://haroldmatthewsjr.bandcamp.com/album/peripheral-vision

For more info please check: 

Good Vibrations Music Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/good.vibrations.9210/
Harold Matthews Jr Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/hmattjr
Harold Matthews Jr Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/aka_big_ed/

Honey Dijon black girl magic

Honey Dijon – Black Girl Magic [Classic Music Company]

Another one of the major hitters on this list. Honey Dijon has become one of the biggest names on the scene over the last decade and quite rightfully so on the back of a string of impressive releases and a multitude of dynamite DJ gigs.

Black Girl Magic bottles of of that incredible energy into 15 tracks of super house music.

Featuring some of most exciting names around right now inclduing Cor-Ece, Nikki-O, Kameelah Waheed, Channel Tres, Dave Giles II and Mike Dunn this album really is one of the pinnacles of what house music is in 2022.

Features the huge singles Work, Downtown & Love is a State of Mind.

Grab it here: https://honeydijon.bandcamp.com/album/black-girl-magic

For more info please check:

Honey Dijon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneyDijon

Honey Dijon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honeydijon/

Honey Dijon Twitter: https://twitter.com/HONEYDIJON

Classic Music Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicMusicCompany

Classic Music Company Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/classicmusicco/

Classic Music Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/classicmusicco

Richie weeks Love Magician

Richie Weeks – The Love Magician Archives: Disco New York City 1978-79 Vol 1

This album first featured in Yam Who’s Disco Juice column back in October and is quite story.

Signed by Jerome Derradji to New York’s Past Due Richie is an NYC dance legend who in his hey day of the 70’s appeared on Salsoul and Prelude leading groups like The Jammers and Weeks & Co.

During the 70’s and 80’s Richie collated a goldmine of his incredible unreleased disco of around 300 tracks which Jerome has beeen painstakingly transferring to digital.

Featuring and produced with some of the legends of the NYC scene including Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess you know this is going to be dynamite.

Described by the label as the disco find of the century, we definitely aren’t going to disagree.

An astounding find!

Grab it here: https://still-music.bandcamp.com/album/the-love-magician-archives-disco-new-york-city-1978-79-vol-1

For more info please check:

Jerome Derradji Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jderradji

Still Music Chicago Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/still_music_chicago/

Still Music Chicago Twitter: https://twitter.com/Still_Music

Satin Jackets Reunion

Satin Jackets – Reunion [Eskimo]

Satin Jackets is one of, if not the biggest name on the Nu Disco scene right now. His reputation and following has been growing exponentially year on year across the last decade and 2022 has been no exception.

Reunion is his third artist album after Panarama Pacifico and Solar Nights and sees him in stellar form.

Packed full of lush, evocative tracks Tim effortlessly glides between warm and inviting instrumentals and divine vocal tracks where he enlists the talents of Panama, Metaxas, Tailor and Ivy Falls who all deliver stunning tracks.

Grab this, turn it up to 10, stick the heating up full, break out the shorts and t’s, pour a long cocktail and you have guaranteed summer vibes wherever your are.

Easily one of the most complete Nu Disco albums ever.

Grab it here: https://www.traxsource.com/title/1871306/the-michael-gray-remix-collection

For more info please check:

Satin Jackets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/satinjackets/
Satin Jackets Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/satin.jackets/
Satin Jackets Twitter:https://twitter.com/satinjackets
Eskimo Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/eskimorecordings
Eskimo Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/eskimorecordings
Eskimo Twitter:http://twitter.com/eskimorecords

Teddy Pendergrass john morales

John Morales Presents Teddy Pendergrass – The Voice – Remixed With Philly Love [BBE]

So John Morales is stone cold legend of the disco scene, a producer without whose immense contribution the scene would likely sound quite different.

I had a long chat with John earlier this year and it’s a must listed if you are interested in the original disco scene. You can check that here.

John has brought us some incredible projects since his return to production a few years ago including and ace Teena Maria album and his M&M compilaion series.

His Teddy Pendergrass album from earlier in the year is wicked pulling together John’s takes on many of his classics as well as some of his lesser know tracks.

This one sold out immediately first time round but is just about to land again on blue vinyl.

Grab it here: https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/john-morales-presents-teddy-pendergrass-the-voice-remixed-with-philly-love

For more info please check:

John Morales Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/John-Morales-230746626983955/
John Morales Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_morales_mix/
John Morales Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnTheMixer
John Morales Web: https://johnmoralesmix.com/
BBE Music Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbemusic
BBE Music Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbemusic
BBE Music Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbemusic

Toby Oconner Cosmic Radiation

Toby O’Connor – Cosmic Radiation [Tropical Disco]

Toby has been steadily building a fantastic reputation over the last few years and 2022 saw him deliver on that with the release of a full artist album via Tropical Disco.

Comprising everything that is brilliant about his sound inclding quirky instrumentals, funky basslines, multiple genres perfectly combined and all manner of dancefloor groove Cosmic Radiation is a total triumph. It’s an album which delivers joy in equal measures for both home listening and dancefloor adventures alike.

A fun, warm and inviting album so make sure you jump right in.

To celebrate the release of this album Toby recorded a very tasty Tropical Disco Worship mix for us which you can check HERE.

Grab it here: https://www.traxsource.com/title/1881638/cosmic-radiation

For more info please check:

Toby O’Conner Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tobyoconnormusic
Toby O’Conner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tobyoconnor95/
Tropical Disco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDiscoRecords
Tropical Disco Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tropicaldiscorecords/

Love this check out our other 2022 stand out tracks and artists HERE

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