Ingmar Pauli with his masculine take on The Hague disco. Phat bass lines, vocoders, big strings and synth themes with its roots in Italo disco and electro. Great tracks and probably the best Mr Pauli release so far! The second release on the Clone West Coast series... the series that will feature some of the big players of the Dutch west coast electro disco scene. Mr Pauli rocks!
a1. EBM 2
b1. EBM 3
b2. 935 Lies
Released 16th March 2018
Sha' D Underground Trax comes forward with his first private pressed release, hailing from Birmingham with a passion for basslines and vocals, the 'Scalpel' EP aims to deliver just that with a mix of Electro, Freestyle & Boogie cut up, chopped and reworked focusing on the drums and raw basslines while bringing the silky vocals to the fore and removing all the cheese, for those of you who buy records looking for the dub versions or Step Pettibone remixes this is the perfect record for you, built by the dance floor for the dance floor, late night low slung sleaze business.
Released 9th February 2018
Schvitz Edits is the brand new label from Nathan Micay aka Bwana. Each 12’’ will contain two edits of classic, non-dance music songs and bring them into a modern and most definitely dance friendly context. After proving himself as a fearless remixer with his Capsule’s Pride album on LuckyMe in 2016, Micay brings the heat on two very original remixes. On side A we have a dance floor ready interpretation of Dr. John’s classic ‘I Walk On Guilded Splinters’ while the flip sees Gordon Lightfoot’s ode of heart break ‘Oh, Linda’ transformed into an early 90’s trance anthem. A very fresh take on the classic white label edits formula!
a. Dr. John - I Walk On Gilded Splinters (Nathan Micay's Gumbo Theremin Edit)
b. Gordon Lightfoot - Linda (Nathan Micay's Trance Pluckathon Remix)
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Yoshinori Hayashi debuted his musical career with “The End Of The Edge EP” on Going Good Records (UK) in 2015. This release was received with critical acclaim and ended up at #6 in Juno’s top 50 Singles of the year. He then dropped two other killer 12″s the following year ("Asylum” on Lovers Rock & “The Forgetting Curve” on JINN Records, the latter included a great remix by DJ Sotofett) Born & based in Tokyo, Yoshinori Hayashi debuts on Disco Halal (Moscoman’s already cult imprint) with an out of this world 4 tracker, blending his unique take on house with psychedelic & jazz influences. Disco Halal counts in its catalogue amazing releases by Red Axes, Autarkic, Simple Symmetry, Chaim and many more. Deluxe packaging includes white vinyl & printed innersleeve.
a1. Palanquin Bearing Monkey
a2. Stepping on Dewdrops
Release Date: Expected Late January 2018
One of the most sought after releases by Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers aka Disco D!! For the very first time in almost 25 years this is available again on vinyl, remastered from one of the remaining rare vinyl copies! An essential valuable reissue!
a1. 123 Bpm
a2. 122 Bpm
a3. 121 Bpm
b1. Beat It
b2. High Noon
Release Date: 5th January 2018
Melodies International proudly moves forward with an elusive piece of mid-tempo Chicago soul originally performed by Gloria J. Jennings in 1977. Gloria was signed to Stage Productions as a gospel singer with pure and raw talent she had developed in the choir of her father’s Southern Baptist Church. She was 16 years old at the time. To tutor her for R&B vocals, Willie C. Nance of Stage Productions spent 3 months taking the artist back and forth for vocal training 25 miles each way, 3 days per week. At the time, Mr. Nance had made plans to work with singer and songwriter Theresa Eagins to record “Know What You Want". However, two days before the recording was set to begin, Ms. Eagins refused to move forward with the recording as she chose to take her religious faith more seriously and forgo the singing of secular music. Hence, Stage Productions turned to Gloria Jay to perform a song that would go on to move people thousands of miles away, many years later. One of them was Patrick Forge: “Back around 1990 I had a residency upstairs at the Wag Club on a Friday night alongside Paul Martin (he was Gilles P’s A&R right hand man at Talkin’ Loud), the night was called Respect and we played mainly Soul, Boogie and Jazz-Funk. Many years later I bumped into Paul at a record shop and he quizzed me about a tune I used to play at the end of the night at Respect. He described it as being an independent Soul seven inch on a red label, slow to mid-tempo… and more to the point a bullet of a record. It piqued my curiosity so much I burrowed through my seven inches and even made Paul a compilation of likely contenders; his response was “lovely selection, but it’s not on there!". Damn, a mystery! Many moons later whilst I was living in Japan, my tenant in my London flat said she’d found an old mixtape I’d done for her way back when.
a. Know What You Want
b. I’m Gonna Make It
Release Date: TBC 2018
"Disco Fashion" is certainly one of the rarest, obscure and mysterious record ever produced in Italy. At the same time one of the most experimental and psychedelic recording mixed in a classic disco style. The author is unknown; his name doesn't tell us anything or anyone we can associate to him. The musicians were most probably turnists (amazing turnists I mean) with fantasy names. The name "Electric Machine" was used only for this project as far as we know, as well as for the label. The founder of the publishing company who licensed the reissue passed away and the family carrying on the business is not aware of any stories behind this project. What better occasion to loose yourself to the listening of this incredible find?
a1. Disco Fashion
a2. Fancy Good
a3. To Squeeze Through
b1. It's Worth It's Weigh In Gold
b2. Space Ship
b4. Rocking Chair
b5. Off The Track
Release Date: 22nd December 2017
Jexy is getting all up close and personal on his new Hi-Fi house release. Featuring the Canadian and singer pal Isha D on vocals, "Human Emotion" is a love song that doubles as a call to disconnect and find real love. Netflix and chill? How about just chill! Meanwhile, the lounge vibe is strengthened on the sophisticated "Botanico," while on "Fifth Wind," Jexy channels some trip-jazz with a slow breaks drum pattern. The EP is rounded out by "Infinity Room," a melodic groover that should please fans of Jex's earlier work. Recommended!!
a1. Human Emotion (TV Dub)
a2. Fifth Wind
b2. Infinity Room
b3. Human Emotion
Release Date: TBA 2018
Omaggio brings the heat once again with the reissue of Prana People, self titled LP originally released in 1977 on Prelude. The Aleem brothers Taharqa and Tunde Ra (or Albert and Arthur) are Prana People and brought a perfect treasure of disco/funk/soul to make you want to dance from the funked up "Is Your Life A Party" to that slow, head nodding sexy groove of "Wishful Thinking" to proper hands in the air feel good disco of "Angels Say Flee" to the perfect strings and flawless soul of "All Around My World". The combination of the tracks and strong production make for an endlessly playable album, and with the legendary brothers, who since the 60's have their place in music history, this is an instant buy if not already owned to add to The Aleems discography of your collection.
a1. Pranian Man
a3. Is Your Life A Party?
a4. Angels Say Flee
b1. Wishful Thinking
b2. Time, Weave Your Spell
b3. All Around My World
Released 17th November 2017
So far we landed to Vol.10, this time with a stunning release from L.U.C.A. of Edizioni Mondo
Francesco De Bellis is one of our favorite producer with tons of releases as Francisco, Jolly Music over the last two decades
His music is a kaleidoscopic universe of beautiful harmonies reminiscent of master italian composer like Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani and Alessandro Alessandroni, blending together soundtracks, “summer of love” atmospheres and balearic pleasure.
a1. Vox Repeat
b2. Black Safari
Release Date: 10th November 2017
Despite being a part of the music industry for decades, releases that bear Akira’s name have been few and far between, with most of them coming from his post-punk heydays in São Paulo in the mid 80’s.
40% Foda / Maneirissimo’s very first vinyl release is a showcase of tracks from that era, unearthed cassette tapes that have been mastered and pressed to vinyl and are being brought to the public. All of the material is old but unheard and until now unreleased.
a1. Honda San
a2. Miami Vice
a3. Sagrada Familia
Release Date: Expected February 2018
Having never received a full release in the USA (or any release at all in the UK), the 1979 US promo 12" (7:01 mins) of "Shining" by Venus Dodson continues to fetch considerable sums from collectors in 2017. The track was a staple Paradise Garage banger and is surely one of the finest Leroy Burgess penned tracks to come from the peak years of disco. In the interests of restoring some historical balance, Kinfine now present a remastered, limited press, replica 12". Cut with love at 45rpm to ensure a higher audio resolution (than the hard-to-find original).
b. He Said She Said
Available from 27th October 2017
Plenilunio is a resume of The Mystic Jungle Tribe’s influences, past and present musical journeys. This record is a statement more than a selection of tracks, it tells where Mystic Jungle and his Tribe are coming from and where they're heading with their compositions, weather it is oriental flavored jazz-funk or no wave acid disco and all In between the aesthetic always remains loyal to the principle.
a1. Jupiter and Callisto
a3. Forest of Mysteries
b2. Mass Mirage
b3. Wind Phenomena
b4. Sun Flares Ascension
Released 13th October 2017
Secondo is back with a brand new two-track 12" aimed squarely at the more discerning dance floors out there.
‘Shakin’ on the A-side is a disco inflected bomb full of funky edits, sampled guitar licks and an irrepressible hook that gives the whole track a distinctly Italo boogie feel.
Meanwhile, on the B-side ‘Nine Toms’ is a more laid back affair, a mid-tempo burner with soulful groans, off-kilter percussion and a wicked throbby bassline guaranteed to get you grooving.
Look out for future What About Never releases in the coming months – a welcome return for AM/PM and a debut EP from Valerie from the Galerie, both scheduled before the end of the year.
a. Shakin (5:27)
b. Nine Toms (6:27)
Release Date: 20th October 2017
‘Fires of Quidel’ is the culmination of Son Swaggas first year as a band, a year spent refining their music, building connections as bandmembers and friends, and finally recording at Greenfield studios with analog gear to bring their sound to life. With this album Son Swagga present themselves to the world and showcase the passion they bring to music as well as the individual talents of the bandmembers.
a1. Fires Of Quidel
a3. Calling All Tribes
b2. Yamanu Emerges
Release Date: 20th October 2017
The first of a series of limited edition EPs containing rare and unreleased afro soul cosmic disco songs selected from the archives of a collective of disco deejays from NYC.
a1. Exalted (TT Edit)
a2. God's Spirit (TT Edit)
b1. Stomped (C3 Edit)
b2. Forgive Me (Editar)
Release Date: 20th October 2017
This is a reissue of a rare unreleased promotional sampler four tracks E.P. that was originally released in 1976 by Capitol Records Inc. For the deejays to celebrate the first year of operation of the NYC Record Pool, founded in June 14, 1975 by David Mancuso and Vince Aletti.
a1. Brown Sugar - The Game Is Over (What’s The Matter With You)
a2. Brown Sugar - I’m Going Through Changes Now
b1. Brief Encounter - What About Love
b2. Brief Encounter - Get Right Down (And Do It)
Release Date: 8th October 2017
Official reissue handled by Strictly Groove for the new Italian imprint Erezioni. Erezioni is a sub-label of Omaggio dedicated to Italian Disco music.
"I Like Sado Music" is a gem released by Blitz Records in 1980 among other overlooked records of electronic disco, library music and soundtracks. "I Like Sado Music" is also the only record ever sung by Sandy Samuel, the artist name of Daniela Samueli a prolific and very famous porn actress of that period.
a1. I Like Sado Music (Part 1)
b1. I Like Sado Music (Part 2)
Due 28th July 2017
At last! The full 12:45 John Morales mix of this underground boogie classic gets the proper vinyl release it has always deserved! All those Discogs cowboys can now safely crawl back under their stones! Replicating the original 1982 12", except this one doesn't fade out a minute and a half before the end. The original flipside is present, only this time cut at 45rpm for higher audio resolution. Available from 14-07-2017. This release is (I think!) the first time all twelve minutes and forty-five seconds have been pressed on wax (in an ultra limited quantity) so don't miss it, Steven!
a. Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even (Club Version)
b. Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even (Instrumental Version)