VA – RDY #44 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY044]

CHICAGO MUSIC SYNDROME/CHIP E/BOU KHAN/B ROSE - RDY #44

Four monstrous tracks straight from the basement featuring one of the original house music creator Ron Hardy. Chicago Music Syndrome – Work It, Chip E – M.B. Dance, Bou Khan – Magic and B Rose – Hey DJ.

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VA – RDY #44 (Ron Hardy Edits) [RDY044]

VA – Dar Disku Edits 004 [DARDISKU004]

MIMOUN, Cheb/AZZA KAMAL - Dar Disku Vol 4

Dar Disku release their fourth installment of middle eastern records flipped for the dancefloor. Composed of two club-ready edits of popular music from the MENA region. These two new edits re-imagine what life on an 80’s gulf discotheque feels like.

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VA – Dar Disku Edits 004 [DARDISKU004]

Edit & Dub – Movin On [EDITDUB12]

EDIT & DUB - Movin On

More heat from the legendary Edit & Dub. Featuring lost mixes of dancefloor classics “Movin On” and “Express” performed by Gino Dentie & The Family. The B side goes into another world with a rare euro disco cuts such as “Voodoo Man” by Biddu Orchestra & “I’m Gonna Dance” by Suna Yildizoglu.

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Edit & Dub – Movin On [EDITDUB12]

Millos Kaiser – LIES-BLK-11 [LIESBLK011]

Millos Kaiser - LIES-BLK-11

After a long hiatus the elusive LIES-BLK series returns, this time with a wild five tracker sliced and diced by Brasilian dj, Millos Kaiser. As with all LIES-BLK series these are one time pressing promo only affairs for use in the club. Total floor burners.

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Millos Kaiser – LIES-BLK-11 [LIESBLK011]

Colored Music – Heartbeat [RHSTOREJPN7]

COLORED MUSIC - Heart Beat

12inch release of highly sought after Colored Music edits by Tokyo’s, Chee Shimizu (Organic Music). The two cuts originally featured on the the bands seminal self titled album (from 1981) that remained a cult DJ secret weapon, for many years, all over the world. This heavy EP includes an alternative version of ‘Heartbeat’ that featured on the Japan only “Individual Beauty” LP of 2018 (also compiled by Shimizu).

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Colored Music – Heartbeat [RHSTOREJPN7]

Aaron Maple – Awesome Orientalists From Europa Vol. 3

Awesome Orientalists From Europa is an edits project dedicated to awesome music and new politics. Inspired by record labels and DJs that specialise in reissuing ‘world’ music, A.O.F.E. turns the tables on the perception of exoticism by rediscovering obscure and forgotten western dance floor tracks. The music published in the project fantasises about the foreign, tribal and oriental, but was in its whole created in the west, for the west. The third release on the project features three edits by Aaron Maple.

All profits from this release are donated to NGOs that fight Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism in Europe.

Aaron Maple – Awesome Orientalists From Europa Vol. 3

Silvanna & Maquina do Tempo – Hotaru Edits [HSR007]

SILVANNA & A MAQUINA DO TEMPO - Hotaru Edits

Hello Sailor Recordings is back with its first (and last) release of 2020, this time with another excellent addition to the beloved 7” series. The chaotic sounds and lyrics of ‘Sera que eu to Pirada’ originally released in 1995 by short lived band Silvanna & A Maquina do Tempo, feels current amidst the challenging times we face and it’s accompanied by ‘Vem Viver Pra Mim’ on the flip side. Both songs were elegantly edited by Sao Paulo mystery producer Hotaru for this Brazilian holy grail of early electro and proto-house.

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Silvanna & Maquina do Tempo – Hotaru Edits [HSR007]

East Coast Love Affair – Don’t Be Afraid [ATH087]

EAST COAST LOVE AFFAIR - Don't Be Afraid

The Edinburgh band Athens Of The North are back as East Coast Love Affair and their soulful and emotive deep disco version “Don’t Be Afraid”, a version of a super rare Disco 45″ by Sky’s The Limit, followed by a low slung and minimalistic afro house workout titled “Taken For Granted” on the flip.

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East Coast Love Affair – Don’t Be Afraid [ATH087]

Traxx – Bizarre Beat II Multi-Mix [LIES-158]

TRAXX - Bizarre Beat II

Chicago deknician Traxx delivers an epic 17:00 minute excursion into the world of “proto rhythm” Here we have a blueprint 80s style mastermix which touches upon tracks that may be considered “proto-house” material from a forgotten time when studio experimentation and creativity with the machines were the norm. When producers made music for the djs and the two were all intertwined in the process working hand in hand (we can think about Larry Levan’s “Night Dubbing” album with Imagination as reference”. This 17 minute trip is Traxx’s take on the early sound of New York, some of the records played then and some of the techniques used to “spice up” the records shall we say.

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Traxx – Bizarre Beat II Multi-Mix [LIES-158]

Bottin – Artifact 13 [ART13]

Artifact is again hot off the vinyl presses with a private edition, curated by stalwart editor Bottin. First off, “Manifesto Balearico” does exactly what it says: providing a blueprint of the Balearic Beat genre: thick layers of dreamy keyboards over a lavish mid-tempo groove, topped by a sparse macho voiceover and chanting sirens. With “Palmy Days” we leave the Mediterranean Sea for the ocean and the French West Indies: it’s not so much Latin music, but rather sophisticated tropical new wave. On the B side we cross the U.S. of A. for some naughty Californian Hi-NRG treat, better served straight into your ear channel: “Got Headphones?”. Finally we head back to Bottin’s homeland and explore an Italian city well after dark. “Ok Goodnight!” Buonanotte, amiche care.

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Bottin – Artifact 13 [ART13]

Thomass Jackson / Plot Pilot – Correciones Calypso Vol. 3 [CC003]

JACKSON, Thomass/PLOT PILOT - Correciones Calypso Vol 3

The relationship between Calypso and Vilnius is quite strong. This is why this time they invited local talent Plot Pilot to share a release with label boss Thomass Jackson. The A side is Jackson’s time to deliver his two edits. First one is a bongo driven, afro robotic vocals, breakish trance extravaganza. While the second one goes straight for the chin with it’s vocals who command you to work work work! The Lithuanian boys, Plot Pilot, deliver a cosmic bomb full of psychedelic guitars and bleepy noises on their first one and for the second one the pay tribute with a to the Lithuanian seaside where every summer the famous Ant Bangos festival takes place.

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Thomass Jackson / Plot Pilot – Correciones Calypso Vol. 3 [CC003]

Jonny Rock – Jonny Rock Edits [OTE007]

ROCK, Jonny - Jonny Rock Edits

A treasure trove of edit wonders from none other than the Turkish master and esteemed digger’s digger, Jonny Rock, released on the ever-dependable Orange Tree Edits. Four cuts, taking you on whistle-stop tour around the inner workings of Rock’s mind, from electro to new wave, with a slice of Serbian soft rock in there for good measure.

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Jonny Rock – Jonny Rock Edits [OTE007]

Awesome Orientalists From Europa – Vol. 2

Awesome Orientalists From Europa is an edits project dedicated to awesome music and new politics. Inspired by record labels and DJs that specialise in reissuing ‘world’ music, A.O.F.E. turns the tables on the perception of exoticism by rediscovering obscure and forgotten western dance floor tracks. The music published in the project fantasises about the foreign, tribal and oriental, but was in its whole created in the west, for the west.

All profits from this release are donated to NGOs that fight Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism in Europe.

Awesome Orientalists From Europa – Vol. 2

VA – Dar Disku Edits Vol. 1 [DDV001]

 

DAR DISKU - Dar Disku Edits Vol 1

Mazen and Vish (together Dar Disku) have teamed up with label collaborator Moving Still for a Hi-NRG version of ‘Sidi Mansour ‘ originally recorded by Algerian Disco superstar Cheba Yamina. On the flip side Moving Still gives us a bass-heavy edit of Syrian Wedding Performer Sarya Al Sawas – ‘Bas Asma3 Mini’. The last track of the three is the first Dar Disku edit. Sampling Indonesian Group Orkes Kelana Ria originally released in 1961 and featuring Arabic vocals by Munif.

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VA – Dar Disku Edits Vol. 1 [DDV001]