Italian weirdologist Bottin strikes again with another private pressing for Artifact Records. Side A starts off with an edit of a super rare italo-electro utterance, perfect for your breakdancing. A2 is Italian new wave, replete with passionate lyrics and funk guitars. B1 is a collab with balearic legend Leo Mas: Italian freestyle with a hint of new beat, isn’t it? The closing cut is the weirdest of the bunch: trippy strings and & arps, throat singing & ecstatic chanting all around. Hot, hot, hot and limited as a night train on a holiday weekend.
Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol. 3 it’s third digital compilation. “We have edits from the likes of Marcello Giordani. Hysteric, Les Yeux Orange , Flemming Dalum, Adrian Marth etc. All tracks have been carefully edited without overdubs, in order to bring the spirit of classic disco to today’s dancefloors! in this bad situation we will adapt the edits to Name your price so everyone can buy music for free in this difficult times.”
Les Yeux Orange launched a new serie of edits called the NameYourPrice Edits.
As the name says it all, these edits are free download. Some edits are from quite obvious tracks, others from complete obscure sources. This package includes 6 edits from Aaron Maple, Curses, Franz Scala, Hysteric, Leonxleon and Nathan Joy.
Adrian Marth, the head of Italo Moderni, presents a collection of 6 italo edits ready for download as pay-as-you-want release on his own bandcamp page. Adrian has been crafting his own deeply personal style mixing italo and Electro. His music brings together sounds of the classic start of the Italo disco, space disco and cosmic disco of the 80s, electronic sounds with analog synthesizers and nuances with chill wave detunes.
Jonny Rock is a familiar face on the London house and disco scenes and the dude playing the guitar in the ”Freaks” project. Rock skill-fully joins the dots between the old school house, underground disco and boogie vibes in a party setting.
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.
Three new Todd Terje special reworks on TTJ Edits.
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.
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.
Discos Capablanca are back. Loud-E is back. Cherry Chocolate Chaud edit series volume II is a double A sider with two mouth watering, instant classic floor melters from the maestro.
The first Devastating Records release comes with 4 kller jams. Italo, disco and wave flavours across 4 amazing edits.
The second volume of Italo Moderni edits comes with 8 italo-disco edits from Adrian Marth, Louis Moorhouse, Katmandü and Power Disco.
Three new Todd Terje special reworks of Giorgio Moroder, Roni Griffith and Dennis Parker.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.