Released 3rd May
Glas-Goan-Kenyan producer, DJ and global traveller Auntie Flo (Brian d’Souza) regularly releases music inspired by different places around the globe. In 2014 he released an EP recorded in Cuba under the ‘Highlife World Series’ banner and ‘Hey, Don’t Make Trouble’ a collaboration with singers from the Ivory Coast. 2015’s album ‘Theory of Flo’ featured collaborations with Ghanianan singer Anbuley amongst others, 2017 saw him release the ‘Soniferous Garden EP’ recorded in Uganda on Sofrito records. He’s also released remixes from African legends Baaba Maal and Oumou Sangare. ‘Kabsa’ is a continuation of this trend, this time exploring music from Levantine coastline. In 2017, Auntie Flo travelled to Lebanon to perform at a wedding at the Mir Amine Palace, just outside of Beirut. Not the normal gig, the experience inspired this new EP ‘Kabsa’ on Moscoman’s Disco Halal. Levantine flavours come together with tracks named loosely after dishes from the region, with other trips to Tel Aviv, Marrakesh and Istanbul also inspiring the production. For every Ep, Auntie Flo rebuilds his studio with a completely new set up, helping to create a fresh sound. On Kabsa, all three tracks are 100% analogue jams, mostly recorded in one take on an array of hardware. The main synth is the 1980’s classic Casio CZ5000 used in combination with various effects and loop pedals, a Roland 727 drum machine and MFB drum computer. The result a loose and raw and perfect for club play. After playing Kabsa on Red Light Radio, Auntie Flo was contacted by revered Ecuadorian producer Nicola Cruz who asked if he could remix the title track. The result is not one, but three, killer remixes that are also due out on Disco Halal in summer 2018.
b2. Kabsa (Nichola Cruz Remix)
Release Date: 28th February 2020
London-based DJ and producer Joseph Ashworth has unveiled his captivating new single ‘Breathe’, out 14th February via Disco Halal. Taken from the forthcoming EP of the same name, ‘Breathe’ showcases Joseph Ashworth’s emotive, atmospheric brand of electronica. Featuring the delicate vocals of Vanity Fairy, no fewer than three versions of the track feature on the hotly anticipated EP, as well as further tracks ‘Alternator’ and ‘Expectation’. 2019 was a year where Joseph Ashworth’s music took a turn to the left-field, combining a darker edge and catching the attention of DJ Tennis, who signed his ‘Trooper’ EP to the Life & Death imprint. A stand-out release championed by the likes of Sven Vath and Adriatique, it has come to cement his position as a unique talent at the top of his game. Looking ahead, he is set to perform at East London’s NT’s Loft on 6th March.
a1. Breathe ft. Vanity Fairy
a2. Breathe (Instrumental)
a3. Breathe (Tunnelvisions Remix)
Released 29th March
Fast emerging artist Kincaid has unveiled a new collaborative record with the respected British synth-pop act Blancmange. ‘Big Fat Head’ will land on Moscoman’s famed Disco Halal imprint. Clad with percussive textures, the release marks a father and son team-up with Kincaid (Joe Arthur) and father, Neil Arthur, via the Blancmange project. Accompanied by a remix from Moscoman and Trikk under the Nucat moniker, ‘Big Fat Head’ is turned into a chugging synth-wave melody. The record marks the first original production from the pair, who have previously collaborated on a string of remixes for Blancmange’s ‘What’s The Time’, ‘Distant Storm’ and ‘Not A Priority’ - taken from the acclaimed albums ‘Wanderlust’ and ‘Unfurnished Rooms’. Based in Berlin, but firmly rooted in the diverse and forward-facing musical scene of Tel Aviv, Moscoman’s Disco Halal label hails from beneath the minarets of the Holy Land. The imprint exists to present a tightly-knit and growing community of musicians and producers, each transmitting their unique musical identity, yet each united by a unique sensibility, as well as a harmonious balance of rhythm and experimentation. Encompassing elements of downtempo, new-wave and alternative pop, stitched together with a leftfield dancefloor throb, Disco Halal’s back-catalogue, filled with efforts from the likes of Simple Symmetry,The Organism and Moscoman himself, has seen the imprint rapidly emerging from the once-overlooked nightlife and club scene of Tel Aviv into the worldwide spectrum.
a1. Big Fat Head (Club Mix)
a2. Big Fat Head (Dub Mix)
b1. Big Fat Head (Instrumental Mix)
b2. Big Fat Head (Moscoman & Trikk’s Nucat Remix)
Release Date: 15th March 2019
Acclaimed imprint Disco Halal reveals their 1st 2019 release with Moscoman & The Organism collaborating on the "Rite EP2
The project includes the titled track as well as the atmospheric blisters of 'Chumbai' and ercussive textures of 'Rubab', a track steeped in the Middle Eastern sonic influences of Moscoman's home country of Israel. Flipping the leading track on its head, the Disco Halal remix of 'Rite' is turned into a loopy, hypnotic edit suited for the oddballs.
The EP follows Moscoman's recent remix of Three Drives On A Vinyl's classic anthem 'Greece 2000'. With truth at its center, the sound of 'Rite' RP is an open-ended prospect; a shared vision which Moscoman rounds off with his own Disco Halal mix of the opening production.
02. Rite (Disco Halal Mix)
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