Local Suicide – Eros Anikate LP [IDI006LP]

Local Suicide announce their long awaited debut album ‘Eros Anikate’ which will be released May 13th, 2022 via their own label Iptamenos Discos. The title translates to ‘love invincible’ and draws influence from a play written by Sophocles titled ‘Antigone’. The album holds true to the duo’s ‘technodisco’ sound that the couple has become so well known for and showcases their signature style of blending a retro feeling with a modern twist. In usual Local Suicide fashion, the duo’s debut album showcases tongue in cheek modern-day circumstances, mystical adventures, and moody baselines; all tied up with the promises of happy endings. You can instantly hear that this album comes from the duo’s hearts. Inspired by the travels and experiences they encountered throughout the pandemic, it’s also a love letter to the friends they met during their career – some of which are also featured on the album: Lee Stevens, Curses, The Hidden Cameras, Sissi Rada, Skelesys, Theus Mago, Hard Ton, Kalipo & Greek new wave legend Lena Platonos.

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Local Suicide – Eros Anikate LP [IDI006LP]

VA – Ordinary Dreams Vol. 2 [OD002]

Starting 2022 right with the much-anticipated volume 2 in the Ordinary Dreams compilation series. This time Levelling up to a 12 track double disc physical release of end to end cuts from Planet Trip friends and family around the world. As always expect a deep sonic journey through dub, downtempo and reggae to the oddball, tribal and dream state mutations of house music. Contributions from an all star cast of heads including; Symptoms Of Love, Paula Tape, Jex Opolis, Mayurashka, Errortica, Good Block, Mogwaa, DJ Ray, Ivy Barkakti, the Romanian Eirwud Mudwasser and more.

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VA – Ordinary Dreams Vol. 2 [OD002]

Vumani – Isiqedakoma [CASALP02]

Not much is known about the mysterious pop sensation Vumani or his short musical career. Originally from KwaZulu Natal he made his way to Johannesburg in the mid 80’s to follow his dream of becoming a recording artist. He was able to make that dream come true when talent scouts from Decibel Music came across the charismatic youngster. At the time Decibel was still a small fish trying to make waves and the label believed in Vumani they had found the star they were looking for. Being a label with mostly groups signed to the catalog they needed a Front Man to push into the growing demand for Solo Artists that were dominating the airwaves and catching the hearts of youngsters. In 1896, they released two singles by Vumani, Black Mampatile and Guy Fawkes. Both singles were received well and a few more tracks were later recorded to create the full album Isiqedakoma.

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Vumani – Isiqedakoma [CASALP02]

Cordial – Their First EP [PASTDUE022]

Past Due Records and Jerome Derradji are at it again! This time with the reissue of the superb and ultra rare EP by San Francisco’s Cordial: “Their First”. This record was produced by Bill Withers in 1979 and is a cult favorite amongst disco lovers worldwide. “Their First” includes the legendary disco cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim “Wave”.

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Cordial – Their First EP [PASTDUE022]

The Jak Presents DirtybLends Demonstration III: Technique

Rush Hour Music invited Traxx in Amsterdam to Doka playing from start to end for 8 hours {150 person capacity/maximum vibes}

the demonstration for Doka was the 3rd exclusive edition of dirtyblends entitled: ⚙️🎛 TecHnique ⚙️ further showcasing musical blueprints of all rare chicago tracks both old and new, plus many NEW tracks unheard from dirtyblends along with raw disco, funk and edits all over and in between like the days of old in chicago diving deep into the ghosts of Ron Hardy at the Music Box, Liaisons Dangereuses at the Hacienda, NEW music from Nation and Kode plus INSANE unreleased treasures from Prince come together to raise the room’s musical temperature and awareness that was a self-evident spiritual experience, illumination, truth, emotional depth and suspension of time.

this demonstration has lots of new music to come from several releases we won’t announce just yet but what has been provided in this document is hours upon hours that is literally all over the rhythm 🎵 scales ⚖️

this was an intimate connection to the dance floor..

The Jak Presents DirtybLends Demonstration III: Technique

VA – Peraceamid EP 1 [RL41]

Big week for Manchester’s Red Laser, with label chief Il Bosco serving up the label’s first installment of Peraceamid. Terry Perace gets into some Typhoon club style tribal on “Trip Pop 2020”, followed by his Inslaved mix of Kid Machine’s “SDM” getting some vintage Italo vibes in effect. Over on the flip, you’ll be ushered aboard the acid express on the strobed-out groove of Marcus Paulson’s “Wrecked In Utrecht” followed by the classic Chicago house throwback vibes of Ste Spandex’s “Examples Of You”.

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VA – Peraceamid EP 1 [RL41]

VA – Red Laser Records EP 12 [RL40]

Manchester’s Red Laser Records returns with a four track various artists EP curated by label chief Il Bosco. 12 features Mark Wilkinson aka Kid Machine returns to the label with the neon-lit ’80s mood of “Only Machines Allowed” going for that Axel Foley vibe, followed by Count Van Delicious doing his best impression of the Centre Neptune man on “I Wonder How Flemming Dalum Is Doing?”. Over on the flip, things get pretty Balearic on Ste Spandex’s “Edit 2” (2021 Re-Pop) and Ernesto Harmon gets stuck into some electro beat synthpop on the infectious “Search For”.

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VA – Red Laser Records EP 12 [RL40]

Hassan Ideddir – Atfalouna EP [DE287]

Hassan Ideddir’s 1989 single “Atfalouna” sees an expanded repress courtesy of Dark Entries. Born to Berber parents in Morocco, Ideddir began making music at the age of 10 after being discovered singing in the stairwell by his school’s headmaster. Encouraged by his peers, he began playing concerts, and his status grew. In 1987, he played a string of sold-out concerts in Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakesh, in support of a children’s charity. The success of these concerts secured him a record deal, and he went to Paris to record his debut single “Atfalouna” in 1988. Released in 1989 on WEA, “Atfalouna” is a dense slab of multi-genre pop. An opening wash of digital synths and reverberant vocals quickly falls away to a cascade of orchestra hits and pulsing electronic drums; the monotone chant-rap of a female chorus collides with Ideddir’s soaring melismatic vocals, pleading against the injustice and hunger in the world. While Hip-Hop and New Beat borrowed tropes from Arabic music, “Atfalouna” inverts the gesture, resituating orchestra hits and sampling techniques within a Moroccan music framework. A shorter instrumental version follows, which preserves the female vocals. Also included are two tracks not on the original 12”. “Ibina” is a moody, downtempo instrumental that sounds like a cult Italo B-side. The record closes with “Ydouchababe”, an electro number driven by funky guitars, electronic claps, huge horn riff. Here, Ideddir sings of a youth festival honoring Hassan II, former king of Morocco.

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Hassan Ideddir – Atfalouna EP [DE287]

Spazio Vitale – Spazio Funky [DSM015]

Disco Segreta brings you another italian disco rare holy grail. Spazio Vitale has been an 8 piece one-off studio band project from the Sampierdarena district in Genoa, Italy. They recorded and released their only 45 single in November 1977: “Spazio Funky” b/w the ballad “Il Bacio”, on the local tiny Melody label. “Spazio Funky” is a magic-carpet ride through the classic elements of funk-disco: electric bass and drums, along with guitars, choruses, three voices and the heavy use of Eminent 310 Unique and Clavinet Hohner D6 synthesisers, rendering the widely experimental nature of the late 1970s disco scene in Italy and the diverse nature of the music scene of one of Italy’s music epicenters: Genoa. This first ever 12” vinyl release will feature the original “Spazio Funky” 1977 version, along with a remix by italian synth mastermind DJ Marcello Giordani.

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Spazio Vitale – Spazio Funky [DSM015]

Giovanni Damico – Ashes​ /​ Milky Way [SC7053]

Giovanni Damico continues his transgenre dance music exploration. He’s given us modern classics across proto house, Italo, afro boogie and synth-funk. Here he lands somewhere in Chicago WBMX zone or at least where the classic early house radio station would be at now. Channeling deep on the Italo slapper vibes, dark like when you get too deep in the ocean or like too far above the Planet’s surface, heavy spaced out new wavey, tropical moon flares.

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Giovanni Damico – Ashes​ /​ Milky Way [SC7053]

Oorsprongpark – La Prossima Vittima [IMXX]

Oorsprongpark debuts on Italo Moderni with 5 powerful original tracks on Cassette and Digital with a mystical electro/new beat bass like missiles slamming every dance floor. Oorsprongpark based in Utrecht, Netherlands has produced the first piece in an alluring work of soft pads, gentle percussion and playful melodies all focused in a Electro trip where you can hear an electro Old School, industrial synths and galactic arpeggiators.

Oorsprongpark – La Prossima Vittima [IMXX]

VA – Diamonds In The Night Vol. 4 [BAP162]

Through darkness diamonds spread their richest light. Part four of Diamonds In The Night is here with Zakmina from Lithuania, Elfenberg from Sweden and Some Chemistry and Pete Beluga & Du Chatinier from Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

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VA – Diamonds In The Night Vol. 4 [BAP162]

VA – You Can Trust A Man With A Moustache Vol. 4 [MST048]

Moustache Records’ occasional series of multi-artist EPs, You Can Trust a Man With a Moustache, finally reaches its fourth instalment, some 13 years after volume one landed in stories. The formula remains the same: think muscular, throbbing and wildly camp fusions of High-NRG, Italo-disco and turn-of-the-80s European electro-disco. This is arguably best exemplified via the throbbing, Bobby Orlando-meets-Giorgio Moroder thrust of John Noseda’s ‘Climax’, which fittingly builds to a breathless conclusion as the track progresses. Elsewhere, Perdu brilliantly doffs a cap to Pet Shop Boys’ chart-topper ‘Heart’ on ‘Mind Phrases’ (we think Chris Lowe would approve), while there’s a similar mid-80s PSB feel about the shiny chords, throbbing sequenced bass and memorable lead lines of Kendal’s ‘Mort Sur La Dancefloor’.

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VA – You Can Trust A Man With A Moustache Vol. 4 [MST048]

Telephone Man – Angel [TOL002]

Telephone Man bring the joy of the Paradise Garage to Mafalda’s Tropic of Love with expansive 17-piece live disco EP, Angel. A coming together of close friends Nostalgia 77 aka Benedic Lamdin and DrumTalk aka Nathaniel Pearn, Telephone Man fuse the stirring arrangements and technical prowess of library music with a dance floor sensibility drawn straight from the heart of Larry Levan’s NYC.

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Telephone Man – Angel [TOL002]

Jogada – Cavalo [PUCA001]

Introducing Jogada, the group behind PÚCA001, a Berlin based trio made up by João Comazzi, Dave Murrin & Gavin Kenny. ‘Cavalo’ is their debut release and is the result of a string of weekly sessions held throughout the stagnant year of 2020. After years of friendship and sharing music together, they started exploring what happens when different musical backgrounds join forces. The group is heavily inspired by traditional Brazilian rhythms, instruments and sounds from nature, infused with some dusty synthesisers and a quest for exploring the unknown.

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Jogada – Cavalo [PUCA001]

VA – WhyPeopleWar – Fundraiser for Ukraine

“Over one hundred artists from all over the world and various disciplines joined forces to raise funds for Red Cross Ukraine and help the innocent. After three days of no sleep, we are proud to present you WhyPeopleWar Vol. 1 and 2. fundraisers with more than 100 tracks! We want to thank all artists who participated and the studios that helped us master the tracks in record time! Let this symbol be the message we send out there with this fundraising compilation. Let this music uplift the human condition and do its part in dragging us out of this situation. From Lithuania with love! Slava Ukraini, Heroyam Slava!

Absolutely all proceedings will be donated to redcross.org.ua/en

VA – WhyPeopleWar – Fundraiser for Ukraine