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Obviously, the holidays are here, as producers are coming out of the woodworks with gifts and generous offerings to treat your ears and help you dance off all the holiday meals. In true fashion, MSCLS graces us with a fab lil remix of Huxley’s ‘Callin’ and boy, does it hit the mark. Picking up where the original left off and amping up the funkier qualities, MSCLS wraps up an impressive first year in fine form.

And if you’re in the mode to support the MSCLS Man further, you can cop a dope lil MSCLS long-sleeves HERE and the man’s new producer sample pack HERE. Peep the tee below –>

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Three free joints from that lads at Solidisco, just in time to stock you DJ crates for the holidays! ‘Ready’ kicks things off with a crushing low-end and some funk laden sample sources that amp the energy way up… pure peak time disco banger. Next up, ‘Look’ is a fantastic, groovy rework of one of my faves from Miss Patrice Rushen, while we close up shop with the good times bounce of ‘Choose,’ which is straight up classy fun!



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The ever on-point imprint, Nang Records, recently celebrated it’s fifth anniversary with a retrospective compilation entitled ‘We Are Five.’ Now, just in time for the holidays, we’re blessed with a fab little remix EP that features the talents of Nang mainstays like Pete Herbert, DJ Rocca, Danielle Baldelli, Phil Oakey, Hiem and Sare Havlicek.

ALl the versions here a tight, classy and aimed steadily at making asses shake, my personal favorite comes in the form of Pete Herbert’s remix of Danielle Baldelli & DJ Rocca’s ‘Real Like The Music.’ It’s chunky synth bass and slinky guitar riffs provide a retro frame work for some swagger laden vocal work while the bouncy percussion chugs along at the perfect pace. The cosmic, balearic-disco stylings of Ichisan’s remix of DPluse’s ‘More’ lend a gorgeous, melancholic air… something that works equally well for warm up or chill down DJ sets.

As an added bonus, the lovely folks at Nang offered this premiere, free download of CLNBRK’s remix of Acos Coolkas’ ‘Free Flight.’




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In the hallowed halls of modern, vinyl-only record labels… there is but one label in my experience that has caused as much a stir of excitement as Netherlands based imprint, Sleazy Beats Recordings. Sadly, this label went belly-up in 2012 despite much success. But, like a glorious phoenix rising from it’s ashes came the equally impeccable, Sleazy Beats Black Ops, and the people rejoiced!

Continuing thier long tradition of quality, low slung house joints, the Black Ops team celebrates it’s seventh release with the absolutely stellar, ‘Part Of Me’ EP from Leipzig based producer, Luvless. Comprised of three, mid-tempo heaters, this release marks a ‘coming of age’ that firmly solidifies Luvless as one classy as fuck composer.

Lead cut, ‘In My Arms’ sets the tone with it’s gorgeous, grand piano stabs and funky splashes of acoustic and analog percussion… the melancholic vocals lamenting all the way through the epic breakdown. Flip it over and you get a double-header of purely head-nod-able, housed-up grooves from ‘Balance On A Beam’ and my personal favorite, ‘Precious Kind Of Love.’ The first, takes us through an endless sea of steppers illuminated only by a twirling disco ball and the tracking lights on the 1200′s. Last, but certainly not least, ‘Precious Kind Of Love’ epitomizes the term ‘slow-burner’ with it’s weighty pads and sparse, percussive builds.

Limited to a single run pressing of 500 copies, you better snatch one of these up ASAP!

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Our good bros over at Night Supply Records take their first, precarious steps into the world of commercial music with the latest EP from Mosis. Available now on Beatport, this double a-side is an exercise in genre-blurring beat-smithery that yields some fantastic results and is sure to hit home with more than one audience.

‘Do That’ finds some funky, urban influences from it’s 2 step/garage foundation to the bubbling percussion that is simultaneously hard as steel, yet light as a feather. ‘Moves On You’ is another solidly constructed joint that keeps the tempo high and the energy pulsating with intertwining melodies and subterranean rhythms.

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Crazy Heart Records, the young imprint founded by NYC based duo, Ghost Beach, are quickly establishing themselves as a bastion for melancholic, electro-pop with a catalog that includes releases PROM, Dart Party and the latest from HomeVideo. Tapping MNDR to handle the remix of ‘Forget,’ their new single released 12-14-14, we get a nice little rework that picks up where the original left off with lush pads and a driving bass riff. Excellent work here!

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Typically, on your birthday, you’re the one that receives the gifts. But in the case of Canadian producer and Discobelle fav, Pat Lok, the nice fellow has decided to gift the world with this free rework to celebrate his anniversary. Taking on the classic Usher club jam, ‘Yeah,’ Mr. Lok has turned in a solid gold reworking with sweet melodies and a wonky bassline, perfectly resurrecting this nostalgia-laden anthem.