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Dropping in for this weeks installment of the Discobelle mix is Shreveport, Louisiana based producer, Walter Jones. Mr. Jones has been composing music since the late Seventies and has amassed a solid catalog of work spanning multiple decades and genres. His heavily lauded debut on Westbound Music, “All God’s Children,” cemented his place in modern dance circles and subsequent outings for Permanent Vacation, Supersoul and DFA only went on to expand his audience.

We’re super stoked to present this new mixtape from the man… an impressive, 80 minute foray into deep and groovy sounds, mixed live and offered to you here. Stay up and keep your eyes peeled for his upcoming 12″ ep on the Whiskey Pickle label.

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Folamour has been setting the stereos ablaze here at the Discobelle offices since he burst onto our radar last year with an incredible missive for the new minted, Make Believe Disco. Since then, the French beatsmith has been hard at work with his hands in not one, but two labels; Moonrise Hill Material and For Heaven Use Only. FHUO is a solo operation, helmed by Folamour, nee` Bruno, and here we feature a super jazzy cut from the label’s forthcoming, second release.

A split disc that sees Folamour on the a-side and label mate, Parviz, handle the b-side, the “Alerte A Babylone EP” bears all the hallmarks that have come to be associated with Bruno and his ilk. Chunky drums, bulky synthesizers and deftly manipulated samples all blend together to create some lovely, deep house jams. On “Very First Touch,” live drum loops and crowd noises are greeted by ethereal pads while Rhodes riffs and squawking trumpets filter in and our of this uptempo groove.

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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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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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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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