Release Date: 01.12
Spring Theory alumni Sage Caswell returns to the San Francisco-based label to deliver his debut album Hoop Earring. It's an enigmatic record that comes from the producer's own movement through personal transformation. It follows 2015’s 'Sleep Quarters', Caswell's introspective label debut, and offers 10 tracks spread out across two 12"s. Hoop Earring is heavily informed by surrealist visions and archetypal images from Caswell’s past that have crystallized within the context of this longplay album. Hoop Earring successfully paints images with broad brushstrokes and allegorical song titles that allows one to fill in fine details of a landscape built within the framework ten songs. “Ray Of Light 95’” alludes to a moment in time that smartly places you alongside an adolescent Caswell while songs like “Here We Guard Upon The Soul” land locks squarely in the middle with a poignant, nail-on-the-head statement. "Zora Scales (Step 1)" provides a focal reference to the fantasy world that this album might be the soundtrack to.
a1. Ray of Light 95'
a2. Introduction to WS
a3. Danny's Telephone Voice
b2. All of Gardens
b3. Here We Guard Upon The Soul
c1. 31514726 (Step 2)
c2. Joy Tel
d2. Zora Scales (Step 1)
12 Inch Vinyl In a hand numbered brown paper sleeve.
Paper Recordings are hitting their 200th single release on Record Store Day with a 12 Inch featuring Crazy P, Steve Cobby - Producer / DJ and Flash Atkins Music. It will be a limited run sold in numbered brown paper bags in a throw back to our very first promos twenty two years ago. The three tracks span the Paper sound from electronic funk to stripped back electronic disco and proper deep house that sounds as fresh today as it did when it CDJs were something you looked at on tomorrow's world.
The label has been releasing quality dance music for 23 years that has never subscribed to formula but always had an instantly recognizable sound. They have never chased the big names but stuck to what they do best and artists such as Problem Kids, Salt City Orchestra, Kenny Hawkes, Essa, Pa Pa Washington Trio, Crazy Penis and Dirty Jesus can bring a tear to the eyes of ravers of a certain age. Starting off as part of the 'Nu-Brit House' movement tracks such as The Book and Downtime pretty much created a blueprint for what was to come in in house music the following years.
Release Date: 5th December
Tel Aviv DJ, Producer & keyboardist Jean Claude Gavri launches the brand
new Keepers label with this very unique debut.
From the original & very interacted multi track channels, artist and label approved, Gavri reconstructs two of Roman Andres funkiest tunes from the ground up, resulting two intense, soulful, afro oriented instrumental journeys. Original album versions are included as.
Limited edition 180 gram vinyl.
a1. Rain King (Oba Ojo) (Jean Claude Gavri Remix)
a2. Rain King (Oba Ojo) (Original Version)
b1. The Child That I Am (Omo Kekere Ti Moje) - Jean Claude Gavri Remix
b2. The Child That I Am (Omo Kekere Ti Moje) - Original Version
Editor's Kutz proudly presents its first official re-edits' 12'Inch, Officially licensing two beloved tracks of the legendary Pino D'Angiò. "Okay Okay" gets a remastering on its original version, a nu-disco re-edit by Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted,
On the Flip with have a disco-house version by Lillo Carillo & Deaf Kick. "Hey Ciao Tu" gets the re-edit treatment by The Reflex & Guido Minisky.
Pressed on 180 gram wax, in a full picture sleeve. Limited to 1000 copies!
a1. Okay Okay (Original Remastered)
a2. Okay Okay (Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted Edit)
b1. Okay Okay (Lillo Carillo & Deaf Kick Edit)
b2. Hey Ciao Tu (Guido Minisky / The Reflex Edit
Release Date: 19th December
Whiskey Disco #50 marks the return of label head, Sleazy McQueen in an
homage to the disco dads and daddies.
5 tracks meticulously tuned ranging from deep house to peak time, heartfelt disco before softly lulling you to sleep with a sweet cover of Lost In Music in a lullaby style.
a1. Love Theme
a2. Song For Phoebe
b1. I Like My Girls (Redux)
b2. I Wanna Change You
b3. Lost In Music (lullaby)
Local NYC boy Eli Escobar makes better than good on his debut release for RNT with a 4-tracker of secret heat from his personal arsenal!
The EP bursts out of the gate with Bullfight of Love, blazes through the percussion heavy Everybody, hits full stride with the reworked Paradise Garage staple The Music, then lets us down nice and easy with Seven Eleven. Pay your fare and take a ride on the NYC underground!
a1. Bullfight of Love
b1. The Music
b2. Seven Eleven
Release Date 11.11
Bradley met Duke Hugh in Amsterdam, when he handed him a green USB stick after a show. He played the promos in the empty club and the first track immediately grabbed his attention - he knew it was something special. When he remembered the hook to Green Leaf the next morning he signed the release almost instantly.
Each song has its own essence, there is absolutely no filler and the entire double pack sits together as a perfect whole. Flirting with aspects of broken beat, Jazz, hip hop and dreamy electronica - Duke Hugh winds together a most idiosyncratic release equally at home on the peak time dancefloor as it would be for a long road trip. Canvas is a big statement from an artist who's here to stay.
a3. Church In The Wild
c1. Loft Nights
c2. Your Number
No Bad days is back for round 2. ‘In The Galleria’ slides in with dreamlike pads and a real euphoric feel to the whole track. Just right for those Balearic sunsets. Second on the A side is ‘Celestial Bodies’ - a melodic freestyle jam that makes us feel like we’re down at the arcade playing ‘Out Run’ on a dusty mega drive.
Over to the flip we start off with the title track, ‘Lunar Waves’ beginning with a tougher feel it hints at a hardware acid workout... but half way in Roberto hits you with those dreamy pads again and just has us in his hands for that synth solo at the end! Rounding off the EP perfectly is ‘When U Come Around’, a real ‘end of summer sitting down at the park with your mates’ kind of track...mmm..
Release Date: 26.11
Groove Line Records follows up the Change remix 12” from the summer with the latest instalment of our officially licensed disco remix 12”s. Next up are two exceptional disco remixes of The Salsoul Orchestra classics, “Tale of Three Cities” and “Tangerine”, by Mike Maurro, whose recent The Mike Maurro Peak Hour Remixes box set has cemented the New York producer’s reputation as one of the most respected disco remixers on the scene right now.
Side A features “Tale of Three Cities” (Mike Maurro Disco Remix), one of The Salsoul Orchestra’s funkiest cuts, written by bass player Ron Baker for their debut LP. Maurro extends the arrangement to nine minutes, concentrating on the driving beat and rhythm section for the intro, subtly adding the guitar and keyboard parts before the first orchestral bridge at 1m36. Stripping back much of the orchestral elements throughout the mix he gives more space to the deftly executed solo guitar and keyboard passages and gives special attention to Vincent Montana’s vibes, taking the dancer on a beautiful journey through the Salsoul sound concluding with an instrumental, ethereal outro.
Side AA features “Tangerine” (Mike Maurro Disco Remix), Vincent Montana’s skillfully rearranged version of the lilting Jimmy Dorsey pop standard which was the group’s biggest pop hit, also from their debut LP. Adding a further 6 minutes to the original version, again Maurro respectfully gives the orchestration more room to breathe over the propulsive rhythm section, gaining patient momentum throughout while exposing the best instrumental elements of the original and sprinkling just the right amount of The Sweethearts of Sigma’s vocal refrains on top. Both mixes were initially released on Groove Line’s 3CD 40th Anniversary Salsoul Orchestra Anthology as exclusive tracks.
All Groove Line Records releases are fully licensed and cut at Half Speed by Matt Colton at Alchemy (Mastering Engineer of the Year 2013). All vinyl is heavy weight 180g manufactured by Optimal Media in Germany, one of the world’s finest pressing plants. Groove Line Records cut no corners when making sure that each and every one of our releases has the highest quality performance possible.
Groove Line Records’ deluxe 12” release of The Salsoul Orchestra “Tale of Three Cities (Mike Maurro Disco Remix)” backed with “Tangerine (Mike Maurro Disco Remix)” is an essential purchase for any serious Disco, Funk, Soul or Dance vinyl collector who demands the very best in quality vinyl pressings.
a1. Tale of Three Cities (Mike Maurro Disco Remix)
b1. Tangerine (Mike Maurro Disco Remix)
The second release from the mysterious ‘Edits From’ Series. Tripped out West African inspired jams to freak you out.
The first release from an artist only known as ‘junior’ was an instant sell out, now commanding silly prices on the 2nd hand market.
Limited Promotional Pressing
a1. Sun King
Release Date: 7th November
Opilec Music is proud to bring you the first ever remix album of San Francisco's cult synthesizer-punk legends, The UNITS! One of America's first synthesizer bands and pioneers of a genre now known as synthpunk, The Units were notable for their use of synthesizers in place of guitars, and multimedia performances featuring multiple projections of satirical, instructional films critical of conformity and consumerism... predating MTV and 25 years before the birth of YouTube!
This is a definitive collection of over 24 of the band's original songs written between 1977 and 1984 and remixed for the dance floor in 2010 by a renowned and international cast of over 40 DJs, producers and bands active in the contemporary club scene.
This project celebrates the futuristic Units along with the innovative DJs that first played them.
Like COSMIC DISCO pioneer Daniele Baldelli, who remixed early 7" Units records "live" on the dance floor as early as 1979, ELECTRO ITALO DISCO pioneers and contemporaries of The Units, like Klein & M.B.O., N.O.I.A. and Alexander Robotnick, along with Nu-Disco and contemporary club scene trend setters like Gianluca Pandullo of I-Robots and Nemesi …
All of whom did remixes for this project!
Tracks include remixes/reworks of The Units most sought-after early singles and selections from their first LP, Digital Stimulation, along with remixes culled from The Units early demos, recordings made for art happenings, film, and more.
This remix album is a view into The Units' seminal years, as well as a tribute to the early DJs and Clubs that played their records in creative ways … giving you a glimpse into how the innovative music that ended up on the dance floor was often an unintentional collaboration between DJs and bands, inspiring each other and cheering each other on. "CONNECTIONS" is a collaborative step from the past & present … into the viral remix culture of the future of electronic music and videos ... and the fantastic clubs they are played in.
Units songs that are remixed/reworked include High Pressure Days, Warm Moving Bodies, I-Night, Cannibals, The Right Man, Go, Zombo, I-5, East West, Run, Red, Bird River, Bug Boy, More Alike, That Funky Thang, We Need a Doctor's Son, Passion of Patterns, One Man, Life is Good Now, Moving Bodies, Contemporary Emotions, Tight Fit, Cowboy, Straight Lines and more...
a1. High Pressure Days (1979 I-Robots Reconstruction)
a2. Contemporary Emotions (Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Cosmic Rework)
a3. Moving Bodies (Alexander Robotnick Rework)
b1. Tight Fit (Klein & M.B.O. Remix)
b2. Red (The Love Supreme Club Version Remix)
Release Date: 28th November
Four big raw disco edits …Re-edited by some big hitters in the game, including DJ Cubism's illusive Bionic Lover Edit; a much sort after track, made famous by his Ebony Cuts Podcast, and never released until now !
a1. Ebony Cuts – Bionic Lover
a2. Boogie Cafe – Maple Loco
b1. Javi Frias – Time & Space
b2. Neil Diablo – Got to Give In
Release Date: 14th November
Kampana storms onto the scene with two killer tracks that come guaranteed to set the floor on fire! For their first release, the turn to Aroop Roy, whose recent work on Gamm and Basic Fingers has been a runaway success, featuring in playlists of the likes of Gilles Peterson and Pete Tong. Aroop brings his signature sound to afrobeat and highlife numbers, breaking them down into peak time tropical disco classics.
a1. Black and White
Release Date: 7th November
After massive support from MCDE, Feel my Bicep, Mike Huckerby, and many many others we are over-the-moon to be re-releasing the all-time party classic, My People - (Disco Nights Mix) released some years ago on Landed, it's high time this track was repressed, but this time switched to black vinyl and given a full side for a louder press.
Ignition has its own side too, a deep bubblin' groove typical to Jensen's native Detroit.
Recent DJ support from MCDE (Motor City Drum Ensemble)
at the Dekmantel over the summer.
a1. My People – Disco Nights Mix
b1. Ignition - Original Mix
RNT is going back to the roots of their Reserve series with Rose Cutz 2, a pack of burners and heaters from Rose Records honchos Luvless and M.ono.
Each producer takes a side, delivering a little something for any time of night, from the up tempo stomp of Eins A Legge to the slow analogue pulse of File Save As.
A rose by any other name...is still a banging record!
a1. Just Like Magic
a2. Eins A Legge
b1. Rising Youth
b2. File Save A
Release Date: 21st November
The secretive MFR collective delivers the party goods on this one, with a magical release that has both the perfect opening and closing tracks of the night!
Feeling about as familiar as a well-worn pair of bell-bottoms, Gettin' Down builds on instrumental loops towards an uplifting vocal climax, while Your Love Is
Saved takes us straight to disco church!
Throw in a beats DJ tool for good measure,
and we're going straight from the sewer to the skies!
a1. Your Love Is Saved
a2. Your Love Is Saved (Sewer Beats)
b1. Gettin’ Down
Release Date: October 2016
Subjecting itself to the essence of musical rummaging and the sole joy of musical discovery, Dive II Swim was created with the vision to compile productions from already well-established producers together with gems from upcoming talents. Eclectic and inclusive, it’s set out to be a compilation that should fit in most bags and shelves. Emphasising its musical core, previous notions and expectations regarding the persona of a producer is of no importance, all of them will take on a new alias before they dive to swim.
a1. Johnny Utah - Break Point
a2. Adrienne Tremont - Tremble
b1. Jo Bubbles - Night Flight
b2. Luke Leslie - Sendagaya Station
Release Date: 7th November
A new series of passport to paradise releases with new artwork from Serbian artist Marko Vuleta-djukanov....
This release comes from Abel Nagengast the man behind Redlight records in Amsterdam . A bunch of edits from the vaults from this digger extraordinaire. You know what to expect four killer tracks deep from the underground....
a1. African Sheikh
Editorial is back again with another stacked 12 Inch with familiar faces and a new arrival to the label. Art of Tones kicks things off with Bootyshaker, inspired by UK compadre Red Greg. With a driving funky bassline, this jam is a bonafide party starter! The mysterious Barry Prophet surfaces again with a laid back slo-mo boogie vibe on Closer. Flip the wax for Editorial stalwart Matt Hughes and his class funky guitar and bass work on Walk the Chalk. Next up is Italy's Special Q bringing his nu-disco sound proper. finally, The Sellout's close out the ep with a heady downtempo smokey joint.. As you know , this is : The way we groove.
a1. Art Of Tones – Bootyshaker (AOT Under the influence of Red Greg Remix)
a2. Barry Prophet - Closer
b1. Matt Hughes - Walk The Chalk
b2. Special Q- Lost in you
b3. Sellouts – Aint no thang
Following the widely acclaimed releases of Fouk & Kito Jempere, our autumn release is nothing but a strictly family affair. Kid Grimm is indeed a brand new alias of our dear friend Alland Byallo, longtime collaborator of the label both for his production & awesome graphic works. With an impressive discography crossing over quality imprints such as Third Ear, Bad Animal, Real Tone or Rawax, the San Francisco born and Berlin resident always got something exciting coming out of his machines.
Being always one of the very first lucky ones to listen to his fresh material, Dairmount discovered one year ago a bouncy little tune called Monkey Disco. He instantly felt in love with the hybrid mixture of catchy "bumpty bump" basslines & chords and the lose synths wizardy of Alland. A surprisingly timeless vibe that could have been blessed by an imaginary collaboration between Derrick Carter and Floating Points.
It took one more collective mixing session at Sasse's Blackhead studio and the expert mastering of Atjazz to put the final touch to this very first Kid Grimm single.
And as great minds never come alone, Dairmount offered to one ilustrous label fan to revamp Alland's track. The man who instantly approved the original was none other than Deep House legend Charles Webster and he delivered amazing perspectives reminiscent of the universe of abstract House geniuses as Dj Koze or Pépé Bradock.
An absolutely delightful package for all connoisseurs...
b1. Charles Webster Perspective