Available: 16th April 2021
Honey Dijon returns with the third single from her sophomore album ‘Black Girl Magic’, ‘Downtown’, featuring Annette Bowen and Nikki-O. Honey’s latest delivery of pitch-perfect house, laden with rippling synths and crisp instrumentals, also includes three mixes from Master At Work Louie Vega on this special 12” delivery. With Honey’s blissful dedication to the dancefloor opening the release, Louie Vega’s House 90Mood Mix follows, with deep, swelling pads and expressive keys that form a fitting ode to the 90s sound conceived by Louie and his contemporaries. On the flip, Louie’s Raw Dub Mix transports the listener to the dancefloor, as flickers of Anette and Nikki’s vocal purl over a striding bassline and sultry percussion. Finally, Louie’s Downtown Disco Dub Mix closes out the package, a glossy club cut brimming with atmospheric synths and swirls of vocal, crafted to divine effect. Coming as the third cut from Honey’s upcoming LP, ‘Downtown’ is another shimmering and irresistible example of her production finesse, with Louie’s accompanying mixes as sublimely executed as to be expected from a bona fide house master.
a1. Honey Dijon featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O - Downtown
a2. Honey Dijon featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O - Downtown (Louie Vega House 90Mood Mix)
b1. Honey Dijon featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O - Downtown (Louie Vega Raw Dub Mix)
b2. Honey Dijon featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O - Downtown (Louie Vega Downtown Disco Dub Mix)
Available: 15th June 2021
After seven albums and almost two decades of blessing us discerning musical folk with the very best in disco and house that the UK has to offer, the stars have aligned and Crazy P has collided with Classic in the outer hemispheres of sonic glory. ‘Truelight EP’ demonstrates fully the unique and superior disco/house hybrid sound that has carved Crazy P’s legend into the bedrock of both those beloved genres.
‘One True Light’ provides cosmic clusters of subtle beats that sparkle and shimmer, with plenty of that well-versed groove that seems so effortless to the Crazy P crew. ‘In My Hands’ follows some darker twists with a haunting crunching bassline and organ stabs. Topping it all off are remixes of both tracks, one by Crazy P member Hot Toddy aka Chris Todd, drawing on that memorable snaking bottom line and amping up the production with echoes of Donna Summer seduction. Keeping it firmly within the camp, co-founder Ron Basejam remixes ‘One True Light’, taking the tempo down to create lush, psychedelic soundscapes. There’s no doubt, Crazy P are stronger and more relevant than ever.
A1. One True Light
A2. In My Hands
AA1. In My Hands (Hot Toddy Remix)
AA2. One True Light (Ron Basejam Remix)
Available: 13th July 2021
Following his Classic Music Company debut in 2019 ‘The Product’, Barbershop Records and Livin’ Proof boss Snips returns to Luke Solomon’s imprint to release ‘Say It’, featuring original Faithless vocalist Pauline Taylor. Floating the rich, evocative vocal over warm piano chords, fluttering horns and a groove-heavy bassline, Snips once again demonstrates his ‘London meets NYC’ sound with total finesse on. Accompanying the original is a remix from house legend Sandy Rivera, whose signature soulfulness proves a perfect match for Pauline’s exquisite vocal, lacing in soft melodies and hypnotic percussion for a blissed-out mix. This special 12” package also features Snips Disco Dub which is exclusive to the vinyl, and the essential Accapella.
A1. Say It
A2. Say It (Snips Disco Dub)
B1. Say It (Sandy Rivera Remix)
B2. Say It (Acapella)
Available: 30th March 2021
Created as an outlet to explore his soulful, spiritual influences, Robert Hood’s Floorplan project has become a name synonymous with exquisitely produced, gospel-inspired house music. Welcoming daughter Lyric to the Floorplan fold in 2014, the pair have been behind some of the last decade’s best loved cuts like ‘Tell You No Lie’ and ‘Never Grow Old’. Now Floorplan debut on Luke Solomon’s Classic Music Company imprint to deliver two-tracker ‘Right There / Holy Ghost’, a divine dose of house brimming with soulful warmth and dancefloor energy. Opening the package with ‘Right There’, Robert’s house and techno personas seamlessly blend, hypnotic bleeps and throbbing chords married together by a crackling spoken vocal sample. On the flip ‘Holy Ghost’ maintains the irrepressible energy of the previous track, as piano-laced breakdowns, a body-moving bassline and a roaring vocal on a persistent loop make for another excellent cut from the pair.
a1. Right There
b1. Holy Ghost