Palermo Disco Squad – After All These Tears EP [BAP164]

If you like your Italo-disco bright, full-throttle and peak-time ready, Thomas Blanckaert’s occasional work as Palermo Disco Squad (he’s better known for his rave-ready techno jams as Innershades) should be on your radar. It’s been four years since he last used the alias, but the project’s belated return to Bordello a Parigi is predictably triumphant. He sets his stall out with the freestyle and Bobby Orlando-influenced shimmer of ‘After All These Tears’, before opting for more chugging sequenced synth-bass and undulating lead lines on the slower ‘L’amice Geniale (theme)’. ‘Loupara’ sounds like a shinier, more sun-splashed ‘Please’-era Pet Shop Boys instrumental, while ‘The Return’ is a rushing, feel-good slab of freestyle/post-Italo fusion that’s as sunny and joyous as they come.

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Palermo Disco Squad – After All These Tears EP [BAP164]

Emotive Response – Emotions ’95 [AAL011]

Part 1 of a Trilogy inspired by Belgium Dance Music from early/mid 1990s till early 2000. Produced by Thomas Blanckaer aka Innershades under his new alter Ego ‘Emotive Response’. Belgium Trance was at its commercial peak during those years and while Dj’s showcased their skills on national television (TMF!), a new group of producers stood up injecting the lively scene with big tunes. The often dramatic and dark melodies that defined their typical sound can be found again in the four club bangers collected on this first EP. All containing that energetic and uplifting sound from those days, but with a an own twist from the man Innershades.

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Emotive Response – Emotions ’95 [AAL011]

Innershades – It’s Time [TP14]

Innershades returns to Time Passages. He hits the ground running with “It’s Time”, a warehouse-ready throb-job full of new beat riffs and creepy electronics, before offering up another funky Euro techno cut that sounds like it could have been played at an after-party in 1990 (“Forum”). Elsewhere, “Euphoria In Ginza” is a deliciously chiming and melodious breakbeat-house workout, while “No Romantic” is another retro-futurist romp full of squelchy synth bass and rushing, turn-of-the-90s style nostalgic riffs.

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Innershades – It’s Time [TP14]

Betonkust & Innershades – Benelux Connection [CJFD33]

A true lowlands collaboration on the Clone Jack For Daze Series. Betonkust and Innershades team up for the Benelux Connection EP. Harking back to the days of when New Beat and early Chicago House ruled the Dutch and Belgian dance floors and ravers cruised the Benelux in search of that perfect beat.

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Betonkust & Innershades – Benelux Connection [CJFD33]

Innershades – Ocular Unity [MTRON012]

Innershades presents a heavy and vibrant trip through electro, techno and acid on Ocular Unity, the 12th release on Berlin’s Mechatronica. Following up on his ”Aalst To Charlois” rave weapon released on the label last year, the Belgian producer continues to push his signature sound in new directions, maintaining harmony and once again underlining his undeniable strength in producing hypnotizing electronic music for the floor.

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Innershades – Ocular Unity [MTRON012]

Palermo Disco Squad – Stadio EP [BAP120]

The undisputed one man army returns to Bordello A Parigi with an adventurous tour through the history of his beloved sports club. Palermo Disco Squad is Innershades aka the Belgian artist Thomas Blanckaert.

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Palermo Disco Squad – Stadio EP [BAP120]

Betonkust & Innershades – Forever In Boccaccio [COTF15]

Making their debut on Crimes Of The Future are Betonkust & Innershades with ‘Forever In Boccaccio’ their homage to the legendary Belgian nightclub & neon lit club scene which no longer really exists. Made in January 2017 under grey Belgian skies, while listening to a lot of New Beat, Acid & Trance.

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Betonkust & Innershades – Forever In Boccaccio [COTF15]

Innershades – Kerrebroek Memories [AAL006]

After inaugurating the label with a first EP in december of 2014, Innershades returns home to deliver what will be the 6th release on 9300 Records. Kerrebroek Memories is the self made soundtrack of his childhood memories in the shared hometown of Aalst (Belgium). Expect to hear a homage to early Dutch electro with a modern twist and Innershades well known trademark for dancefloor injected house tracks. Rising Dutch star and new BFF of the Belgian 9300 family ‘Betonkust’ polished the A1-listed ‘Darkness Fades’ track into a melodious electro classic.

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Innershades – Kerrebroek Memories [AAL006]

Palermo Disco Squad – Island Life [BAP064]

The undisputed one man army returns to Bordello A Parigi with the ultimate Sicilian holiday kit: an adventurous tour around his beloved island during the endless hot summer days. Palermo Disco Squad is Innershades aka the Belgian artist Thomas Blanckaert.

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Palermo Disco Squad – Island Life [BAP064]

Innershades – Dark Society EP [CR1275]

Innershades is Belgium producer Thomas Blanckaert and now he is back with a new EP on Crème Organization, his third for 2014. Opener ‘CVS’ is a ravey mid tempo house cut with raw old school stabs, lots of percussive tension and drums that really make you wanna move. Then comes ‘Momentum’, a dramatic bit of thumping house with thick synth patterns, hooky melodies and emotive pads. The no nonsense vibes continue on ‘Dark Society’, with its ticking hits, thudding kicks and mysterious, snaking pads. Finally, ‘Oase’ marries more hefty kicks with classic claps, plenty of reverb and more ravey stabs that will really bring dancefloors out in a sweaty, 90s style. Modern house with a retro bent, this EP is sure-fire club dynamite.

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Innershades – Dark Society EP [CR1275]

Innershades – Love Park EP [PNKMN007]

Unstoppable youngster Innershades comes with a new limited four tracker on the Pinkman imprint. The Belgium based talent shows hes definitely not a one trick pony and continues to explore his sound even further. This time by releasing two phat old school electro inspired bangers, and two synthesizer (nu)disco tracks which already proved to be fully effective on the floor.

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Innershades – Love Park EP [PNKMN007]

Innershades – Toxic Trax [SUIT005]

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Innershades delivers 6 cuts that are divided in 2 parts: the Twilight side & the Ghetto side. Influenced by the Chicago godfathers and the Dance Mania style. First side, Twilight Side, contained “Dexter (’87 mix)”, “Lust” & “Work that” heavily influenced by the Chicago godfathers. 2nd side, Ghetto side, comes up with “Circuit”, “Walk the walk” & “Feel” heavily influenced by the dance mania style.

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Innershades – Toxic Trax [SUIT005]