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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.

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Dicky Trisco, the inimitable, globe-trotting disco-jock and head honcho (alongside the legendary Pete Herbert) at such luminous labels as Disco Deviance, Secret Squirrel, Special Edition, and File Under Disco is on deck for our latest installment of the Discobelle Mix. His insatiable touring schedule and world class productions have made him a legend in his own right and we’re grateful that he was able to squeeze us into his busy calendar.

The boogie is thick on this one as Mr. Trisco laces us with almost 2 hours of pure, funk power. Dig in and let the man provide a soundtrack that is sure to carry you through your hump-day and all the way into the weekend.

 

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Secret Reels, the burgeoning imprint helmed by 1/2 of the now defunct production duo Purple Velvet, has been at the top of our list this year after some serious PR and dropping one of our favorite EP’s from one Harry Wolfman. Handling duties for the label’s second release of 2016 is Italian producer Kian T with is “The White Tapes EP”… and we gotta tell ya, it’s just as impressive as the rest of the Secret Reels catalog.

Here, we showcase the A1, “Flughafen.” It’s dusty pads and crunchy percussion lays a foundation for some chirppy vocal snips to punctuate and a sub bass line to roll beneath. A lovely Rhodes melody peaks it’s head in for added delights while the energy builds to a fever pitch. Despite all of its soft and hazy layers, “Flughafen” is a heavy swung, dance floor bomb that has already proven itself many times over.

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