Available: 15th June 2021
TK Disco - THE Miami disco and boogie label, dominated throughout the 1970's and 1980's with back to back classics revered by dancers and disc jocks alike.
It's no wonder the labels catalogue still gets played today and still makes people dance, inspiring new fans and the old school alike to hunt down the ubiquitous yellow labelled 12 inch singles with fervour. It's in this spirit that TK present some of the finest contemporary reworkings from their legendary catalogue, classics reimagined with todays dancefloor in mind, nipped and tucked in just the right way by some of the finest names to flirt with the discotheque. Across 2 lovingly mastered and selected slabs of wax we have versions from Dimitri From Paris, Norman Jay, Todd Terje, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Kon and Danny Krivit - A truly allstar cast right there - all showing their love for this sunshine state disco powerhouse. Resplendent in original TK Disco label art and with the classic 'palm tree' sleeve this 100% legit and official selection of re-edits is now available for your disco dancin' pleasure. Dig in, and enjoy!
A1. Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank (Dimitri From Paris Classic Re-Edit)
A2. Ted Taylor - Ghetto Disco (Norman Jay Edit)
B1. I'm Your Boogie Man (Todd Terje Edit)
B2. T-Connection - Do What You Wanna Do (Kon's Keep It Moving Mix)
C1. KC & The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted (Todd Terje Edit)
C2. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together (LNTG No More War Rework)
D1. Gwen McCrae - Move Me Baby (Danny Krivit Edit)
D2. Ralph Macdonald - Jam On The Groove (Danny Krivit Edit)
Available: 13th July 2021
Presenting a collection of stone-cold classic breakbeats and b-boy jams from the sunkissed vaults of Miami's legendary TK Disco label!
NYC in the late 70's and early 80's saw a nascent street subculture fully evolve, a movement with it's own language, art, aesthetics, dances, fashion and way of living.
What would become what is now globally known as 'hip-hop' was in its infancy, with it's own legends and history being forged on an almost daily basis across the city's Black and Hispanic neighbourhoods. Music was central to hip-hop, the DJ was king and at the hands of people like Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Flowers, Mean Gene, Jazzy Jay, Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Chase and numerous other groundbreaking DJ's of the era, music took on a whole new meaning that would reverberate through popular culture for the rest of time.
The breaks - minute sections or breakdowns of a record where we get to the unadulterated groove and the band on the record cut loose - is what it was all about! Unlike the discotheque DJ's who favoured the long mixes and blends in their club scenarios, hip-hop DJ's were amassing huge collections of records that had these magical sections on them, often x 2 copies of each, so that they could elongate the best part of the record ad infinitum by cutting them up live - all killer no filler! These special on the fly mixes and edits were then unleashed in the local parks of their neighbourhoods, on gargantuan DIY sound systems for all of their friends and neighbours to party on down until the wee small hours. These breakbeat segments also gave the MC's space to address the gathered masses without their voices colliding with lavish string arrangements or vocals underneath. A clear, concise, stripped back slab of funk on which to put forth their ideas, feelings and rhymes for all to enjoy.
Collected here are some of those most infamous breakbeats, all from the TK vaults. These records were studied by these young DJ's, coveted, covered up, hunted down, whispered about in darkened corners by those who needed and obsessed over the freshest of beats. There's a good chance you will have heard these records in some form or another as they have been covered, sampled, recreated and spun in clubs across the galaxy for over 4 decades. These are the very building blocks upon which popular culture and club music have been built, and here they are all in one place for your listening enjoyment!
A1. Miami - Chicken Yellow
A2. The Sunshine Band - Black Water Gold
A3. Freedom - Get Up And Dance
B1. Joe Thomas - Polarizer
B2. Herman Kelly & Life - Dance To The Drummer's Beat
C1. T-Connection - Groove To Get Down
C2. George McCrae - I Get Lifted
C3. Queen Samantha - Take A Chance
D1. Ralph MacDonald - Jam On The Groove
D2. Blowfly - Rapp Dirty
Available: 15th June 2021
Official re issue of this timeless classic featuring a fantastic update from Australia's Late Nite Tuff Guy - Tuff Cut Records. Their version has already had 62,000 plays on Soundcloud.
In LNTG own words of how their "No More War Rework" came around :
About 6 months ago, just before I set off on my 5 month tour of Europe I got a message from a good friend of mine asking me if I would edit a track that he loves.
I said of course, and asked him what track.
Turns out its a big favourite of mine also.
'Why Can't We Live Together' by Timmy Thomas is an amazing song with a strong message that is even more relevant today than it was back in 1972.
The message is clear, it's simple, it's beautiful.
I'm saddened by recent events around the world and I've always tried to spread love through music, because for me, music is love.
I hope you share the message and enjoy.
A Why Can't We Live Together
B Why Can't We Live Together - LNTG No More War Rework