Toy Tonics regulars and Munich based House & Disco specialists Coeo step up for their ‘Dance Routines’ on the vinyl-only Resista.On the A side is a Gabonese Boogie weapon with a beyond funky bassline and body-rocking drums mixed with an amazing vocal, triumphant horns and syncopated guitar hits. Over on the B1, a rolling Giorgio Morode-esque Disco synth bass is layered with jacking Proto House drums and Arabic chanting for a track that wouldn’t be amiss in a Hot Mix 5 show. Finally the B2 whips up a percussion frenzy with a deep droning bass stab and a hypnotic call and response vocal.
Mick Wills is no stranger to Frigio Records, the German Dj and producer has turned his hand to edits and remixes on previous releases and now arrives with his own 12” of edits for the volumen 4th of the label’s Ecdisis series. The source material for the two pieces on offer comes from Brazil’s Simbolo, a band formed in 1988 and still active with a career spanning more than thirty years, was a central player in South America’s EBM and Synth scene. MIck Wills has selected two tracks from the Brazilian’s back catalogue, the first being “Mind.” Industrial influences come immediately to the fore, complex drum patterns give way to a juddering groove in which guttural vocals depict a scene of hurt and pain. “Synchrono” occupies the flip. Taken from the 1995 album, In the Danger Zone, the original two minute piece is extended into a seven plus minute epic. Following on from “Mind”, “Synchrono” melts stuttering bass-lines and textured percussion with indecipherable lyrics counter-balancing heady strings. Two cuts of emotive and impacting electronics.
A collection of name-your-price/free download tracks compiled by Hard Fist, featuring edits by Aaron Maple, Alexis le Tan, Anatolian Weapons, Curses, Daniel Monaco, Disco Morato, Facets, Fabrizio Mammarella, Hysteric, Jonny Rock, Perdu, Thomass Jackson, Younger Than Me, Zombies in Miami and many more.
Toy Tonics presents 8 reworks of rare and unexpected Italian disco and funky pop music from the 1970ies. Not the usual electronic Italodisco classics, but here come some more organic sounding band-disco music from the time of 1976 – 82. Positive vibrations and high quality dance pop reworked for today’s advanced dancefloors by Toy Tonics head honcho Kapote and his Italian friends BPlan and Paul Older. Some of these edits already have been released as bandcamp only, but because of extreme demand for vinyl Toy Tonics did this limited edition double vinyl release.
Bayetë returns with a second Native Dance edits sampler, teaming up this time with close friends and local producers (Baguette, Miraa., Probably Sean, Uma) on four dancefloor-ready edits roving over luscious chanson, quirky downtempo, and sun-soaked italo-pop.
Reliable as ever, The Popular People’s Front return with a fresh batch of club-ready ammunition from their secret stash. Something a little more than an edit, but still flirting dangerously between acceptable sampling & straight up sonic shop-lifting. Four more certified floor-fillers from the vaults.
Light Touches Records is devoted to shed a new light to hot rarities, unknown grooves as well as forgotten classics. The new 12” is a hot smoking one ready for the summer, that kicks off with “Things”, a dope sensuous groove paired with an enchanting and fierce voice. “Arigato” pushes the dance vibes in the jazz-funk territory with some killer groove and solos all the way thru. Closing the 12” is the stunning “Helpful”, a rich, uplifting philly instrumental of the best kind.
SIRS comes correct with another four tracker of edit wonders to rework your mind from dreary to cheery in the drop of a needle. With Lovebirds taking listeners on a blissed-out, sun-kissed Balearic trip for the last record, SIRS leads you into the night with four Italo pumpers that put the ‘u’ in euphoric.
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.