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Rey Aguilar’s bodytalk label hits their seventh release with a lovely, remix package for Chris Forteir’s, Approved Electronic Device moniker. Enlisting the help of A-list talent to handle the duties, we get versions from the likes of MANIK, Brett Johnson and Aguilar as well. Brett Johnson takes the reigns with a triple threat of treatments on offer. His pulsating, “Main Mix” version is the crown jewel with its layers of arpeggios and rolling 808’s… there are also the “Stripped Down Dub” and “Stripped Down Dub – AED Dub” where Approved Electronic Device adds his own flares to the final product.

MANIK steps up next to take us deep into the East borough with his “Brooklyn Mix…” a tribal infused rework with staccato drum programming and loads of vintage percussion and dubbed out vocals. Closing things out, we have label owner, Rey Aguilar, submitting his remix of “Fluture Toon,” the only remix to appear on the EP of said tune. Channelling a similar, vintage flare as MANIK’s version, Aguilar crafts a strong take that will surely make any dance floor work.

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Italian duo, DJ Rocca & N2B drop in for UK edit label, To Rack & Ruin, with a quad-tracker of scalpel works. Here, we premiere “Mister Cheryl,” a boogie-laced, house stomper that features chunky loops and lovely, vocal chants. Things kick off subdued and hypnotic before opening up to full riffs of the sample source. Horn stabs, janglely guitars and syrupy grooves greet us next before launching into an energetic barrage of chopped vocals and robotic drum programming. This track deftly walks the line between boogie banger and peak time house tackle… a feat that is rarely achieved and unique when executed as such.

Available now. Buy Vinyl here.

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Ah, yes….always an exciting moment when Razor-N-Tape promo’s land in your inbox! This latest from MFR Collective, an anonymous, super duo of legendary producers comes correct with some lovely business and we instantly jumped at the A-side, “Your Love Is Saved.” Rock-steady rhythms and percussion riffs greet you at the onset, joined shortly by a groove laden bass line and dub flourishes. Over the next seven minute, a gospel tinged, dance floor work out unfolds punctuated with drum breaks and organ solos.

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Though I’m a bit late on this, it’s none the less been, uh, soundtracking my nights and weekends since it dropped late October. Our good buddies at Universal Cave get their annual tradition going by supplying the latest in this series of “Soundtrack Mixes,” using music that was written solely to score films. The lads have put to gather a lovely collection of mostly obscure gems, spooky offerings and seasonally appropriate compositions to keep your Halloween creepy.

Find it below and peep some of our previous coverage of their efforts HERE.

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Danny Worrall, aka 80’s Child, head honcho at the renowned, Masterworks Music, drops in for the latest in our exclusive mix series with vol. 147. Having positioned himself on one of the upper most echelons of the global, disco edit scene over the last several years, it was only natural for the formation of his own label to occur. Under the Masterworks banner, Mr. Worrall has hosted the likes of Dr. Packer, Pontchartrain, Closed Paradise, Ziggy Phunk and many more.

Expect heavy doses of funk, soul, disco and deep vibes throughout this hour long mix… DIG IT!

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Straight out the gate comes upstart, D.C. imprint, Better Listen Records. Founded by local DJ/promoter/blogger, Martin Miguel Fernandez, the wee label puts it’s best foot forward with an inaugural release from City Fly cohort, The Last Trip To Gandahar and his “Echoes Of Paradise EP.” Here, we take the A1 for an exclusive premiere in “Bartz Groove,” a jazzy, piano driven cut that blends saxophone loops and vocal refrains to a lovely result.

Hypnotic vibes abound on all four of the EP cuts which should be available for preview coming soon. From what we’ve learned of the label, 2017 has some big things in store and we’re super excited to watch this imprint grow into one of our new favorites. Follow them below of future release dates, guest mixes and more.

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Yes Yes! Fresh off a mental ADE week in Amsterdam, the boys of M.ono & Luvless bless us with our latest installment of the Discobelle Mix. These lads are founding members of the renowned, Rose Records crew and have contributed releases to a grip of our favorite labels like Heist Recordings, Sleazy Beats Black Ops, Kolour LTD and Diggin’ Disco Deep to name a few. Recently, Rose Records celebrated it’s 5 year anniversary and it’s 10th release with a V.A. compilation featuring the likes of Rhodes & Brown, Martin Hayes (another Rose alum) and M.ono & Luvless themselves. Strap in for some lovely tunes and upfront previews in their mix below…enjoy!

 

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Deep and sensuous vibes abound on this fresh premiere from Mancunican producer and Secret Reels cohort, Loz Goddard. The man just dropped his forthcoming “Sunset Vista EP” for Quintessentials on us to cherry-pick a premiere track and we couldn’t resist the loveliness of “Flavour.” Give us a funky bassline and Rhodes piano and we’re in heaven…obviously, this tune features both prominently along side some soulful, Gladys Knight-tinged vocals and a shuffling, low-slung rhythm.

Buy Here.