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Athens, GA based disco crusader, Osmose is guilty of providing our latest guest mix… I say “guilty” because he is about to murder your living room dance parties with this hour long, 100% vinyl mix! We’ve featured plenty of output from his label, Smokecloud Records, and we’re finally pleased to bring him in to the hallowed halls of our exclusive mix series.

 

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Out today on Montreal imprint, Editorial Records, comes the latest 12″ from Closed Paradise… a french producer who burst on to the scene a few years back with exceptional outings on Fools & Fables, Kolour LTD and Whiskey Disco. The “Say Hello To My Mother” EP is comprised of four, deep burning tracks that see Closed Paradise do what he does best: craft exceptionally funky dance music from obscure and vintage sample sources. “Asymmetric” kicks things off with a dusty, bass groove and jazzy piano stabs as a roaring crowd cheers in the background. “Dice” leans on some cheeky horn riffs and 80’s inspired leads to create a hypnotic bounce as “Bad Girl” steals the show with it’s push-pull, side chained loveliness. Closer, “Filtered Light” is low slung and bottom heavy…just like we like it. Essential purchase right here!

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Editor’s Kutz returns in 2016 with the seventh installment of it’s highly sought-after and extremely high-quality edit series. Assembling an all-star cast of heavy hitters and new-comers, label founder, Vinyladdicted, drops in first with his looped out, disco-house burner, “Shining Bright.” Chunky guitar riffs and thick bass grooves loop to perfection before plunging into a lovely, yacht-rock vocal chorus that’s sure to light up any disco loving dance floor. Dan Johnson displays his skills on the A2 with “Love Affair,” a beefed up take on the classic Jimmy Ross anthem while Get Down Edits and Osmose take over the B-side for some groovy beatdown sounds. GDE do a lovely job reworking a jazz-funk cover of Bobby Womack’s “Stop On By,” while the Smokecloud boss-man lays down the heavy funk on “Get Ready.”

Take heed, disco fiends: THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!

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Vilnius based producer Boyfriend is quick on the draw and just in time for your weekend fun, here’s his moombahton edit of the new Rihanna and Drake single “Work”.

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Smokecloud Records rounds out the year with a syrupy 7″ from label founder and boss-man, Osmose. The Athens, GA funkateer and vinyl purest crafts two, low slung numbers aimed less at the dance floor and more at the bedroom. “Forgotten Love” is a shimmering, Balearic tinged foray between the sheets that is sweet and soulful. A-side, “Time Is Now” has a slightly amped tempo and relies on a cut-up, 80’s inspired funk gem complete with layers of latin percussion and slick sax riffs.

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A double-dose of sleaze for you here today as the lads at Sleazy Beats Black Ops bless the masses with a surprise, 7″ outing with label regular, Frank Booker. This smooth little disc opens up the biznezz with “Sugar,” an ultra-funky chop that features a rubbery bassline and roller-rink bounce straight out of 1976. The B-side finds some classic sample material from Shriekback given the Booker treatment with psychedelic dubs and shimmering synths… a perfect homage to the original while adding a unique and unmistakeable stamp from one of the best Kiwi’s in the game.

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