Ketsueki Sākuru – Blood Meridian [GD016]

By Giallo Disco standards, Blood Meridian is something of a curveball. Produced by debutant Ketsueki Sakuru, it cleverly combines the label’s usual synthesizer horror influences with percussion programming that draws inspiration from the throbbing worlds of EBM and New Beat. It’s a blend that works wonderfully well, from the bubbling, rising synthesizer lines and hypnotic rhythms of “The Judge”, to the cacophonous, slo-mo throb of “The Necklace” (all tactile chords and ricocheting drum hits), via the dark pulse of smack-jacker “The Judge”. Arguably best of all, though, is “The Kid”, which sounds like a pitched-down hook-up between John Carpenter and Nitzer Ebb.

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Ketsueki Sākuru – Blood Meridian [GD016]

Rim, Kasa & Rim Kaku Obeng – Mukatsuku V’s BBE – Official Edits [MUKAT042]

Two tracks one from each Rim & Kasa recent albums out in latter part of 2015 on BBE get the official edit treatment from Mukatsuku that have never been out before as official singles.

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Rim, Kasa & Rim Kaku Obeng – Mukatsuku V’s BBE – Official Edits [MUKAT042]

Manfriday – Groove / Winners [KSS1155]

Here’s an EP with two songs that are sure to take you back. Originally mixed by the legendary Larry Levan of the world famous Paradise Garage. These two Tracks were both considered anthems when played by Larry himself. Officially released in 1986, but this ‘’Demo Mix’’ of  “Winners” was never released. Larry Levan played this unreleased cut for many years. “Groove” was never actually released and it was Larry’s Secret Weapon.

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Manfriday – Groove / Winners [KSS1155]

E-Versions – #5 [MERC021]

Merc return with the first in the next phase of E-Versions. As ever, MARK E’s best selling and precision club jams project delivers big things for discerning dancers We’ve witnessed first-hand the damage that A Side cut ‘Horn Jam’ visits on a sweaty dancefloor, with its insistent frug and layers of rising synths – a hypnotic bomb as only Mark can deliver On the flip Sanctified makes a meal out of a killer soul sample, working the arrangement into waves of subtle frenzy.

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E-Versions – #5 [MERC021]