Release Date: 21st May 2021
After releases by DoctorSoul, Dave Mathmos, Vibes4YourSoul, DJ Supermarkt, Jack Tennis, Les Inferno we now give space to one of the early creators of the genre: LUXXURY from L.A.!
Side A: is a slice of funky, dubbed/spaced out midtempo Disco, custom made for the sophisticated dancefloor
Side B: is a slow-jam, and a dubbed, balearic romantic take on an AOR classic hit
LUXXURY makes dance music for adults. Raw, funky bass-lines plucked with grown-man finesse. A mastery of keyboard and synth native only to those who lived through the late '70s/early '80s. Dust in the glitter that vibrates in the space between string stabs, bongo slaps, and guitar jabs—even while the steady pulse and astral effects feel beamed in from a more cybernetic future Los Angeles. That's where the nu-disco wizard born Blake Robin dwells, of course. That is, when he isn't on the road opening for Giorgio Moroder or the Juan MacLean; leading his dapper band on late-night TV; remixing live at DJ sets in Mexico City, New York and Berlin; making viral TikTok “Inside the Song” videos, or seeding his Dublab radio show/Spotify playlist Good Morning, Disco! with gems that span four decades of groove-first music. In fact, you might've first felt his deft touch via the controversial LUXXURY Edits—where he uses the multi-tracks (stems) of classic hits to create dubby slow-disco versions—but his original music is no less arresting.
A1. LUXXURY – Hello My Love
B1. LUXXURY – Baby Please Don’t Go (Oooh No)
Available: 26th April 2021
Rarely does an artist pay homage to the classics like Dimitri From Paris. The Grammy nominated producer, remixer, composer and DJ has made every one of his repertoire of reworks sound effortless; no mean feat when the original tracks are by the likes of Disco’s greatest musicians. In 2018 he released his “lifetime achievement” on Glitterbox, with the strictly limited pressing of the ‘Dimitri From Paris presents Le Chic Remix’ boxset. Now the 12’s have their own separate outings, bringing greater focus onto the individual productions, as each vinyl features two of the incredible Dimitri remixes, along with their respective instrumentals on the B-Side. This release showcases the euphoric highs of Dimitri’s remixing skills across Sister Sledge’s ‘Got To Love Somebody’ and Sheila & B. Devotion’s ‘Your Love Is Good’.
a1. Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (Dimitri From Paris 12” Version)
a2. Sheila & B. Devotion - Your Love Is Good (Dimitri From Paris Remix) (2018 Remaster)
b1. Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental)
b2. Sheila & B. Devotion - Your Love Is Good (Dimitri From Paris Instrumental) (2018 Remaster)
Release Date: 11th June 2021
Getting deeper than deep with Men of Culture. M.O.C. studio prowess would mean nothing without his ear for a good old deep house edit. Four unmissable dj homage edits. From Laid-back grooving to deep classic cuts. Get ready for some classy, atmospheric deep house edits. You can play it all night long. And you probably should.
a1. Edit 1
a2. Edit 2
b1. Edit 3
b2. Edit 4
Available: 8th April 2021
Four edits which have had been rinsed from Panorama Bar to Love International over the past 12 months finally see the light of day. Reworked lovingly for the dancefloors.
a1. Alisha - All Night Passion (Edit)
a2. Company B - Fascinated (Edit)
b1. Anne Clark - Sleeper in the Metropolis (Edit)
b2. Deee-Lite - What is Love (Edit)
Release Date: 28th May 2021
Snips is the founder of Barbershop Records and co founder of Livin Proof, with over 15 years experience as one of Londons most prolific DJs and over 10 years worth of production credits across Hip Hops underground. 2018 has seen Snips emerge as a budding solo artist, fusing the production styles of Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the turntables.
With his debut album "The Barbershop" making waves on both sides of the Atlantic and his Single "The Product" On Classic Records garnering support from a cross genre selection of heavyweights such as Karizma, Benji B, Eli Escobar, House Shoes, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and Henry Wu, Snips returns on his own label Barbershop Records and delves into Edit territory once again with a third limited 45'. This release delves into some neo soul classics, cleverly flipping a pair of favorites from one of the genres most belove couples of the 00s.
a1. 3000 Dope Spots
b1. Call Erykah
Release Date: 7th May 2021
Modern day Disco Remix king Mike Maurro strikes again! This time, Atlantic Records and Brookside team up and have Mike tackling two classic tracks by The Trammps: “Hooked For Life” & “Soul Searching’ Time”. “Hooked For Life” was released on Atlantic’s “Exclusive Disco Series” of promo only 12”s in the U.S. back in 1975 and “Soul Searchin’ Time” was also released as a promo only 12” in the U.K. on WEA’s ultra rare “Disco Special Cut” series. Both tracks get the “Maurro Remix” treatment with extended intro’s, instrumental passes and breakdowns, and finally mastered in Philadelphia by Mike Tarsia of the world famous Sigma Sound Studios.
a1. Hooked For Life (Mike Maurro Remix)
b1. Soul Searchin' Time (Mike Maurro Remix)