VA – Correcciones Calypso Vol.2 [CC002]

After the sold-out first edition of Correcciones, Mexican label Calypso returns with Volume 2 of the series, unveiling four strong contenders for Edit of the Year. Starting things off, Calypso co-label boss Thomass Jackson has his way with a weirdo Polish jazz/fusion/funk track that keeps turning left while continually finding the right direction. Russian label regulars Simple Symmetry join forces with co-label boss Inigo Vontier to deliver a ”monster peak-time mantra” that’s as perfect for morning rites as it is for nocturnal adventures. On the B-side, New York’s Facets slows down the tempo of an old goa gem. Volume 2 closes out in the hands of Italian dandys Marvin & Guy, who offer a magnificent take on a forgotten disco classic.

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VA – Correcciones Calypso Vol.2 [CC002]

Undo – Disconnect Remixes Part Two [FC054]

Factor City presents the second and last 12” with remixes from Undo’s “Disconnect L.P”. It’s time now for Marvin & Guy and Zombies In Miami with two outstanding reworks of “The Arptist” and “Disconnect”. The fantastic italian duo Marvin & Guy take on “The Arptist” is an 11minutes lisergic journey through magic pads, sparkling arpeggios and distorted guitars. On the flip Zombies In Miami work there magic on “Disconnect” using the original pads and Undo’s voice to create a totally new track with their own trademark.

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Undo – Disconnect Remixes Part Two [FC054]

VA – Compilation 05 Sampler 1 [COR056]

Correspondant’s annual compilation dispatches have become calendar essentials for all connoisseurs of the barbed, darker, leftfield side of the dancefloor. This summer they hit ‘Correspondent Compilation 5’ with another future-bound 15 track opus from their label family and friends. This inaugural vinyl samplers is turbo-charged by some of the label’s newest friends as Khidja, Marvin & Guy and Kempes all make their Correspondant compilation debuts alongside established affiliate Jonathan Kusuma. Each artist drawing out some deliciously mystic sci-fi aesthetics to the collection, it’s a remarkable introduction to what is arguably one of the Jennifer Cardini’s label’s most comprehensive and explorative various artist albums to date.

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VA – Compilation 05 Sampler 1 [COR056]

VA – Equation I [EQ001]

Marvin and Guy’s Equation series has a deliciously simple premise. All the djs and producers around have one secret weapon to play at least. This series is the Equation who join together very special edits from very special artists. It will be out in three volumes in different colours.

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VA – Equation I [EQ001]

Simple Symmetry – XXX002 [XXX002]

The Russian duo, Simple Symmetry, delivers the second EP on Holland’s XXX label, unveiling a trio of new cuts. They begin with the curious but entertaining Italo disco-deep house fusion of “Chemical Wedding Of Christian Rosenkreutz” before moving into deeper, more tactile territory with the Steve Hillage guitars, dreamy chords and chugging grooves of “Best Ice Cream In Guwahati”. The latter is remixed by Public Possession’s Marvin & Guy, who emphasize the track’s sleazier elements. Arguably best of all, though, is “Whip Me In The Saloon”, which sounds like a cracking tribute to mid-80s Chicago house with added piano solos.

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Simple Symmetry – XXX002 [XXX002]

VA – MM Discos 01 [MMD001]

MM Discos originally emerges from the passion of two friends who share the same fondness for records made just of vinyl, after years spent hunting, collecting and spinning them. This is driven by the intention of bringing to light the work of talented newcomer artists.

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VA – MM Discos 01 [MMD001]

Marvin & Guy – Egoista [HVN028]

Marvin & Guy with 3 tracks that push boundaries between disco culture & techno spirit. Ranges from hypnotic warm analog bass to pumping Italo-disco to obscure trip built around psychedelic synths & rolling bass topped w/spooky vocal samples.

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Marvin & Guy – Egoista [HVN028]