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For its first release of 2015, Sleazy McQueen’s sneaky little label out of South Florida, Whiskey Disco, taps a handful of scalpel fiends to assemble this delicious sample platter, aptly titled, ‘Disco Meze EP.’ Featuring contributions from established folks like VinylAddicted, Jean Claude Gavi and Alkalino plus up-and-comers, PIXELATED and The Silver Rider.

Launching this quadruple header is VinylAddicted & Jean Claude Gavri’s ‘NYM’ with its relentless, bumping beats and intergalatic synth solos poised to launch you straight into the an extended, lunar orbit. Brooklyn’s latest mystery duo, PIXELATED follow up with the exceptionally blissful, ‘Caught Up In The Rapture,’ which utilizes the silkiest Anita Baker sample and some 303 inspired acid riffs… ‘rapturous,’ to say the least.

Flip the slab over and Alkalino wastes no time getting busy with ‘Day To Day,’ a soulful declaration of love and devotion that no man can put asunder. Wrapping things up nicely is The Silver Rider’s housed up take on an undisputed classic with ‘Hidden Rung,’ mono-leads and organ stabs aplenty, this mid-tempo stepper is sure to be a useful dance floor weapon.

Buy the 12″ now:

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Redeye Records




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Aussie duo Playmode and our good friends at Gotta Dance Dirty have come together to present a deep and melodic remix of FKA Twigs’ “2 Weeks”. Available as a free download via GDD’s Soundcloud, Playmode’s edit is a club ready tune perfect for fans of Jonas Rathsman, Gorgon City, and Watermat.

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One of my favorite EP’s of the year squeaked in under the wire of 2014 with this fantastic 12″ release on Editorial Records by the enigmatic YSE Saint Lau’Ant and his ‘Faux Metier EP.’ Consisting of four, ultra-funky mid-tempo house/disco joints and printed on delicious, purple vinyl… their is truly not a blemish in sight when it comes to this fine slab of wax.

Kicking things off is the afro-carribean flair of “Where Are You Gonna Land” with its steel drum melodies and funky vocal chants which is followed immediately by the sultry, bottom heavy groove of “Keep In Step;” a perfect soundtrack for some futuristic, juke-joint dirty dancing. Flip it over and you get the feel good, Brazilian jams of “The Optimistic Voyeur,” I prime re-appropriation of Gilberto Gil at his funkiest. Wrapping things up nicely is the wonky, yet irresistibly groovy, ‘Bow Legged Robot’ with its stripped down funk and nursery rhyme lyrics.

Grab this limited pressing while you still can:

Juno
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Kicking off 2015 in fine style, 80′s Child, one of my favorite discoveries of last year has embarked and the exciting path of launching his very own label, Masterworks Music. The young imprint just celebrated it’s first release in the form of one serious compilation aptly titled, ‘Masterworks Vol.1′ and featuring such scene luminaries as Rayko, Deadly Sins, Fingerman, Yam Who? plus fresh faces like Pontchartrain and Casual Connection.

Peep the minimix below to catch the vibe and follow this link HERE to purchase!

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Remember that 1990 slow grooving sex jam “Wicked Game” by rock musician Chris Isaak? I mean, HOW COULD YOU FORGET #AMIRITE?? Well lucky for you, Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo (or as I like to call them, Chris Squared) has turned out a great edit of the track that’s available as a free download.

Here’s the backstory about how Chris Squared came about – on one rainy day in Birmingham, Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo met in the studio and produced this edit of Wicked Games. Once they got a hold of the acapella, they knew they had to build a track around it. Everything was recorded using live instruments and they used no samples except the acapella of course. The result is this “Lush” “vacant but absorbent” edit that is something even your mother could dance too.

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Editorial Records CEO, Dave Allison, dons his Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee moniker for a healthy pack of scalpel works in the form of his latest digi EP, ‘Cookies N’ Cream.’ Kickin’ things off are the house party jams of ‘Up 2 Get Down’ with it’s confident strut and relentless horns that, reluctantly, give way to the chill-out vibes ‘Boogie Box.’ ‘Rollin On (and On)’ whacks things up a bit, like a muscular funk train headed straight to Memphis where we find the ‘Groove Catcher,’ which utterly burns the disco down with it’s snappy vocal chants and a barrage of percussion. Wrapping things up nicely is ‘Givin’ Ya Up,’ which is the stand out for me here with it’s Nu-Diso production elements, amped up drums and psychedelic flourishes… a real winner!

Buy it exclusively on Juno DL from November 25th –> HERE

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Simon Iddol takes a step away from writing about music to become a music maker with a remix of Cerrone’s “Supernature.” Simon is no stranger to music production, having been on Hungary’s DJ circuit for several years. This edit of Cerrone is a tribute to the artist and here, Simon’s added subtle changes, maintaining the original ambient integrity of the track. “Supernature” is a love affair for me, this song saved my life many times,” says Simon. “This time I wanted to do something really true to the original, to show the eternal beauty of the song.”

As a special treat, you can grab the free download of the track but be quick about it – it’s only available to the first 100 people!