Release Date - 22nd February 2019
Sour Edits is back for 2019 with our first Various Artists compilation featuring four up and coming artists three of whom are new to the label.
We welcome back Marcin Krupa to label with “link in Bio” the Astropical boss delivering another one of his now signature Jazzy pumpers one to get everyone grooving
Aussie upstart Kayroy knocks things down a notch with “Put it in” swirling synths and diva vocals come together to make a proper bouncey chugger
Steel City Dance Disc’s Salary Boy’s “On the Other Foot” is chock-a-block with heart tugging strings and vocals building to a huge dancefloor bomb, you can see why he’s one of the most talked about young producers in the scene.
Longtime friend of the label and all around good one RUADH comes in hard with “hot drums” a percussive curveball for any set, this is their first release but expect many more to come in the near future.
early support from: Sloth Boogie, Loods, Optimo, xxxy,
a1. Marcin Krupa - Link In Bio
a2. Kayroy - Put It In
b1. Salary Boy - On The Other Foot
b2. RUADH - Hot Drums
Released 7th September 2018
After Marcin Krupa’s jazz laden pumpers on Sour Edits Vol 2, Sour Edits is back with a four-tracker featuring the first vinyl release from emerging talent Braga Circuit alongside label boss Xxxy.
The A1 is the collaboration between the two artists “take you there”. Slamming drums, melancholic vocals and soaring soul samples to bring a tear to the eye and a pump to the fist
A2 “one I got” is a straight up romantic soul swinger from the boy wonder on his own, craftily chopped samples sit alongside swinging drums to get any good dancefloor moving
B1 “I won’t, I never” sees Xxxy mixing Baltimore breaks with romantic vocals and soaring strings for another tears on the dancefloor moment.
B2 “What you do to me” closes out the record with a slap bass fest that builds and builds.......
a1. Braga Circuit & Xxxy - Take You There
a2. Braga Circuit - One I Got
b1. Xxxy - I Won't I Never
b2. Xxxy - What You Do To Me (TDK Mix)
Released 17th August 2018
Pop down Shamansbury's, pick up a double pack of Gregorian Chanting. Add water, stir in some Acid and a side of Wonk. Microwave for 2mins. Bingo. Arms aloft fun for the whole family.
a. Unknown Artist - Georgian Monastic Chant (Pill Mix)
b. Unknown Artist - Georgian Monastic Chant (Psychedelic Mix)
Released 22nd June 2018
Schvitz Edits returns for its second release with a 12" sure to ignite dance floors this summer and beyond! Having found gold on a debut release filled with unexpected and unique flips of non dance music classics, Nathan Micay aka Bwana keeps the fire going, this time with some help from his friends.
On Side-A we are treated to a fierce stomping take on Dead Can Dance’s timeless ‘Song of Sophia’, courtesy of everyone’s favourite Berlin via Arizona sparkly desert rat. On the flip, Glasgow favourite Perko re-crafts Sergio Mendes’ ‘Magalenha’ into a driving tour de force. A great return for one of the freshest edits labels in the game at the moment!
a1. Dead Can Dance - Song of Sophia (9000 Cybernetic Goth Street Version)
b1. S.Mendes - Magalenha (Perko's Firecracker Mix)
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)
Released 23rd September 2016
Christopher Spraggins & The Strange Band out of Rochester, N.Y released a total of one record. . A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deeper trippier vibe that's truly unique, reproduced for you here for the first time since 1978. The band was introduced to the world by Cleveland Unlimited Records who still exist to this day, unfortunately as these things go, the record failed to gain sales needed to justify further releases despite there being more recordings. Some of said recording are on the way, don't sleep as per.
b1. If Your So In Love
Released 23rd September 2016
Before the technical and historical chat this is what we have... Super rare local Michigan disco 45 in the vein of 'Long Train Running' but better, that should be enough to click buy I would hope. Flipside were a typical local radio rock band drawn into the disco funk wave and became known locally in Michigan as the "the long Haired Disco Band Guys." The Record is notable as it was produced by David Kalmbach, this Michigan legend owned Great Lakes Recording Studio which played a very important role in the garage rock movement by offering teen bands the chance to record a 45 that could be sold off the bandstand or at local record shops, given to potential employers, and even get airplay on one or more of the many AM rock and roll radio stations that dotted the state. Band member Dave Stewart went on to be in "The Magnificent Men" (A.K.A. Blue eyed soul brothers.) who were the first ever band to open for James Brown at The Apollo Theatre and also played with Eddie Holman, Soul Survivors & The Four Tops.
a1. Havin a Party
b1. Music (Gets Me High)
The find of the year? Hidden amongst the master tapes for that Roberta Flack song written by Stevie was Stevie's own guide vocal, never heard of until now.. Not just a basic guide vocal, but a full on, passionate Stevie performance that makes this sound like a long lost Stevie classic, overshadowing Roberta's sweet vocal delivery, taking this soul masterpiece to new heights. With Stevie on Drums and keys also, the master at the top of his game.
On the flip side, a classy slice of Philly disco, Reflexed without the rather dated and cheesy Linda Clifford song, focusing on the killer grooves and morphing it into a horn / guitar riff laden track, hands in the air style!
a1. The Reflex - DMMWTL
b1. The Reflex - RPSSD
Fulgeance & DJ Scientist are back with more dope material from their beat laboratory. Last year's debut album 'The Soviet Tape' featured their beat-fuelled take on funk, soul and jazz grooves. For the first release on the newly-established Excursions imprint, 'A Soviet Disco Excursion' follows up with three amazing edits strictly for the dancefloor.
Fulgeance takes on Charaunіtsy (Sorceress), a relatively unknown female band from Belorussia transforming it into a low slung, pure soulful disco flute funk groove that is a guaranteed DJ sureshot. Latvian singer Mirdza Zivere is next with an edit of her classic cosmic disco track "Vienmer but" - a track made famous by the group Modo.
On side B, Scientist edited/remixed Tatyana Kochergina's "Igray, Skripka, Igray (Play Violin Play)" which delivers some Philly and Italo disco flavours - belying it's Soviet-era Ukraine roots to devastating dancefloor effect! This vinyl only release is the first in a series of edits from the London based label.
1. Sorceress - I Wait For You (Fulgeance Edit)
2. Mirdza Zivere - Vienmer But (Fulgeance Edit)
3. Tatyana Kochergina - Igray, Skripka, Igray (DJ Scientist Edit)
Released 17th June 2016
Mixing abstract hip-hop and house, Blutch's style is mind-blowing and striking, with touches of groove and heat. Borrowing from Pépé Bradock, Francis Inferno Orchestra,Cuthead, Andrés, Shigeto and Massive Attack, Blutch has forged a unique musical identity all along his career, always with this strong desire to combine several universes into a single entity.
In January 2015 Blutch revealed his creative genius with his first EP, Equilibrium. He will soon revisit a voluptuous set mixing trip hop, the softness of electronica and a hypnotic deephouse. [r]equilibrium unites 9 artists in one project that represents Blutch’ diverse musical spectre.
Friends, idols, people who we loved to collaborate with, spend time with, get to know better. The [r] stands for the remix, the reinterpretation of Blutch’ EP Equilibrium. Each artist gives new life to one of the tracks, spicing them up to their liking. Cuthead transforms « Skyview » in a straight-up house floor killer while Maxime Dangles takes « Chocolates & Hamburgers » to gloomy, cold electronic heights. Between these two extremes the music gradually and cleverly evolves track by track. Melodiesinfonie opens up in complete serenity with his take on « A. » which takes us straight into summer with our feet in the sand. Tito Wun follows up perfectly with his version of “Wildstar” that is stacked with groovy samples. Next up is Keroué, member of the band Fixpensill. He puts his rhymes on a stellar edit by YWNWA. Jenovah choses to take “Deep Diving” on a bass-driven path while Pavane sees and raises that with an orchestral version of Anyoma. It’s up to the brothers Ark & Pit Spector to close out the EP by taking « Elis » into deeper territory.
The tracks subtly follow each other up to tell a consecutive story. Thanks to the music of Blutch, these 8 tracks stay connected on this diverse but coherent EP. Driven by our sense of partying and our willingness to meet the people we have been sharing our music with over more than a year, we decided to throw 4 release parties, hosting Cuthead, Pit Spector, Tito Wun and Jenovah, who we hadn’t met before. Sold out nights, balloons, jokes, fun and groove. Really proud of the project in general, the artists’ work and our flawless casting. The project has forged bonds between artists that wanted to continue their collaborations, Blutch and Cuthead will now even be playing back2back at Festival Astropolis July 2nd .
a1. Blutch - A. (Melodiesinfonie [r]emix)
a2. Blutch - Wildstar (Tito Wun Mountain Love [r]emix)
a3. Blutch - Skyview (Cuthead [r]emix)
a4. Blutch - Deep Diving (Jenovah [r]emix)
b1. Blutch ft Keroué - Fais-le (YWNWA [r]emix)
b2. Blutch - Anyoma (Pavane [r]emix)
b3. Blutch - Chocolate & Hamburgers (Maxime Dangles [r]emix)
b4. Blutch - Elis (Ark & Pit Spector [r]emix)