Available: 26th April 2021
Available on limited edition triple vinyl (via DJ specialty shops) this is a compilation of nine tracks remixed (between 1979 and 1982) by Larry Levan, the DJ behind New York's famously influential nightclub, The Paradise Garage. Levan is a producer and remixer who, though he died in 1992, continues to be cited as one of the industry's greatest and most revered. Each of the nine individual full-length tracks was DIGITALLY REMASTERED specifically for this project. The sound quality is brilliant! The compilation comes complete with comprehensive liner notes giving the label's history, its relationship with Levan and anecdotes about each of the nine remixes and how each came about.
Originally released in 1999 this release has been fully re created for 2016. Released in conjunction with West End.
a1. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (Club Version)
b1. Ednah Holt - Serious, Sirius, Space Party (Club Version)
b2. Taana Gardner - No Frills - Club Version
c1. Peech Boys - Don’t Make Me Wait - Original Mix
d1. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face - Female Vocal
d2. Sparque - Lets Go Dancin - Club Version
e1. Taana Gardner - Work That Body - Club Version
e2. Billy Nichols - Give Your Body Up To The Music - Club Version
f1. Taana Gardner - When You Touch Me - Vocal
Available: 26th April 2021
Absolutely flawless Boogie sounds on NYC's SAM Records from 1982, Greg Henderson's "Dreamin" was licensed from the tiny Rain Records label and no doubt gained some invaluable exposure to the early 80's post Disco club scene that was in full swing at that time. Breezy, soulful, sweet and most importantly of all - funky, "Dreamin" is an absolute pleasure to the ears.
Greg Henderson only released a handful of records during his career (including the incredible Henderson & Whitfield - "Dancing to the beat") and was also involved in the production of some other classic Boogie rarities (Masterforce - "Don't Fight The Feeling" , Rome Jeffries - "Good Love"). "Dreamin" has always been a sought after record, often fetching collectors prices of £100 - £200 a time. A sublime cut for all lovers of Disco, Boogie, Funk and Modern Soul. Now made available again, legitimately licensed, remastered and reissued in conjunction with SAM Records New York City.
b1. Dreamin' (Instrumental)
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Countdown Records are proud to announce the release of the label’s first 7 inch single in over 30 years. And what could be more apt than the single that never was by label favourites Makin’ Time.
Produced by The Truth and 9 Below Zero’s Dennis Greaves and Mick Lister this was to have been the West Midland group’s debut single for Countdown.
Featuring the group’s original line-up it remained unreleased when that line-up changed and Countdown’s parent label Stiff decided in a change of direction which aimed the group at the pop charts.
Featuring two highlights of their early live set the Fay Hallam composed Honey, and Take What You Can Get which was written by Martin Blunt. The 7 inch comes in an exclusive Countdown sleeve and is strictly limited so make sure to get your copy now.
a1. Makin’ Time - Honey
b1. Makin’ Time - Take What You Can Get
Release Date: 30th April 2021
B2 Recordings delivers its fifth release this April, entitled ‘Players Paradise’ and coming courtesy of Greek producer Lex. Athens, Greece based producer and DJ Alex Andrikopoulos aka Lex has been a key figure in the city's underground electronic music scene, founding the now defunct Radical Soundz record store, running numerous events in the country and also the imprint Quantinzed Music. Here we see him deliver his latest work under his Lex guise via Bengoa's hi-rising B2 Recordings. Title-cut ‘Players Paradise’ leads, a ten minute journey through popping organic percussion, snaking funk-infused bass lines and an amalgamation of bright piano chords, wandering resonant leads and cinematic strings. Following is ‘Just Realised’, embracing a similarly organic aesthetic via swinging natural drums, a walking jazz-tinged bass line and intricately intertwined, keys, strings and synth licks throughout. ‘In Your Eyes I Never Tried’ then rounds things out, stripping things back rhythmically to shuffled, off-kilter drums while sharp piano melodies, bright strings, vocal chants and choppy sub bass notes wander amongst the bumpy groove.
a1. Lex - In Your Eyes I Never Tried
b1. Lex - Just Realised
b2. Lex - Players Paradise
Release Date: 7th August 2020
The fourth instalment in the Dancing People series offers two huge re-works of West African gems, jacked to the max with extra horns, driving percussion, crisp production and huge bass.
Given the first 3 releases have sold out immediately, receiving worldwide plays on dancefloors and airwaves alike, this is not one to be missed.
As ever, strictly limited edition, vinyl only release. Mastered to perfection and cut loud in glorious stereo.
a1. Dancing People - Ekila (Nick XOA + HWRD edit)
b1. Dancing People - Afe Ato Yen Bio (Nick XOA + HWRD edit)
Released 15th November 2019
Following the successful slow tempo masterpiece "Just A Moment" by Liquid Mask, we have here another chill Italodisco treasure called "Dancing" by La Troupe, originally released in 1984 via Drums Edizioni. Urgently worthy of a reissue the tracks are fully remastered from the original master tape, courtesy of Gero Merella.
a1. Dancing Mix
b1. Dancing Tab
Released 7th June
Mount Liberation Unlimited are Tom and Niklas, two Swedes from space who have spent the last 5 years carving out a particularly vivid niche in contemporary electronic music. Their previous work has seen them connect with an impressive list of global dance powerhouses: New York’s Beats In Space, Melbourne’s Superconscious and Munich’s Permanent Vacation have all released 12′’ heat from the duo, while their hometown buddies at Studio Barnhus provided an outlet for what has been perhaps their biggest and boldest release yet, 2017’s double smash single Double Dance Lover. Their live shows are fervent, fast-paced and very multi-instrumental affairs, performed non-stop at an increasingly prestigious list of clubs and festivals, serving as prime examples of the MLU boys’ core obsession: the interaction of human rhythm and electronic pulse. They have their own great little radio show on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM! Australia loves them! They got their artist friend Tom-Hadar Elde to sculpt their heads for their debut album cover! That self-titled debut, to be released May 31 on Studio Barnhus, has been in progress since the very formation of the MLU project in 2014. It contains some of their earliest work and of course their very latest – all perfected at the Neve desk of legendary Gothenburg studio Svenska Grammofonstudion, in cahoots with mix engineer Christoffer Berg (Depeche Mode, Robyn, Fever Ray).
a1. Clintro Space Funk
a2. Welcome to Organic
a3. Gospel (Makes My Body Move In Sinful Ways)
b3. Climb Me Up
c1. Jaz for More
c3. The One
d1. Techno Thrills and Ecstasy Pills
d2. Air 2 Breathe