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SISTER SLEDGE: Lost In Music (DON DAYGLOW edit)(2017) Free download

It’s rare these days for the passing of a soul legend not to be marked by some sort of commemorative edit and the last journey of Sister Sledge‘s Joni Sledge to the big disco in the sky is no exception. And who better to helm an edit than day-glo disco don, Don Dayglow? For this edit of US Billboard number one hit Lost In Music is indeed his work. Cop it in all its six-plus minutes
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DON DAYGLOW: Power EP (2017) + video

The artist formerly known as Ewan Hoozami might be threatening to go all nu-disco and house on us now that he’s been seduced by the dark side but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t got time for a splendid four track EP of lightly edited straight-up disco biscuits entitled Power. Power? I feel empowered just listening to them – not to mention compelled to reach for my Qiana shirt and tailored
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ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM: Shakey Ground (2017)

Long known for their respectful (not to mention classy) free download edits, Rocknrolla Soundsystem now turn up with no fewer than three respectful and classy cheeky versions of funk and soul classics on NYC label Alpaca Edits. What you get is a nearly four-to-the-floor take on the release’s title track by psychedelic funkers The Temptations, a more fluidly four-to-the-floor re-
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ALPHONSE MOUZON: I’m Glad That You’re Here (DON DAYGLOW edit) (2017) Free download

Im Glad That Youre Here Don Dayglow Ewan HoozamiJazz fusion drummer Alphonse Mouzon was perhaps not the most likely person to release late period disco hit I’m Glad That You’re Here in 1981 but he clearly wasn’t a man to be pigeonholed. Someone else who isn’t a man to be pigeonholed is Don Dayglow. Nope, not another hangover from the devil’s own musical decade but the dj/producer hitherto known as Ewan Hoozami who’s just
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CON FUNK SHUN: ConFunkShunIzeYa (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved Edit) (2017) Free download

confunkshunizeya-charie-beale-regrooved-editOffer up your thanks to that man Charlie Beale for the year’s first freebie on MB – his Regrooved Edit of Con Funk Shun’s ConFunkShunIzeYa. Aside from co-opting torturous puns (Con-Funk-Shun was actually the name of a Nite-Liters song) Con Funk Shun were also responsible for no fewer than thirteen LPs between ’73 and ’86 including ’77’s Secrets from which the original ConFunkShunIzeYa
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DENNIS COFFEY: If You Can’t (SHAKA LOVES YOU edit)(2016)

if-you-cant-dennis-coffeyRating: ★★★★★ Long-time readers will know that the monkey is a sucker for a well-turned out booty and Shaka Loves You‘s edit of Dennis ‘Scorpio’ Coffey’s Finger Lickin Good LP track If You Can’t Dance To This, entitled If You Can’t is so well-turned out it could win a fashion show. A seventies one, hosted in Studio 54 anyway. Disco the way it should be then – with the percussion funky and
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MIDNIGHT STAR: I’ve Been Watching You (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved edit)(2016)

ive-been-watching-you-midnight-starThe third and final free download of the day comes from Charlie Beale – latterly more associated with electro-blues but who, on this occasion, has come over all disco on his ‘Regrooved’ edit of 1981 nugget I’ve Been Watching You by 70s and 80s disco fiends Midnight Star. Out goes the cheese and in comes a heavier pumping beat with extended intro sections. The ladies’ll love it which
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JAMES BROWN: It’s Too Funky In Here (CHARLIE BEALE Regrooved) (2016) Free download

James Brown Charlie Beale Regrooved Its Too Funky In HereLady punters jonesing for disco when you’re in the middle of a funk set? You need to sort that shit right out and fast! And Charlie Beale has the best solution since DJ Rebel dropped that JB’s Need Some Money rerub back in April. Say hello to Beale’s regrooved version of the Godfather of Soul’s late period 1979 hit It’s Too Funky In Here – oohh – give me some air. Now less funky and
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KOJAKE: Elefunk (2016)

Elefunk Jayl Funk KojakeWho loves ya baby? Well, if your name’s Kojake, you hail from Curitiba Brazil, specialise in slap-bassy, nu-disco business and are the man behind new label Nudiscool, the answer is all manner of remixers – among them Spiltmilk and Stephane Deschezeaux. Not names frequently bandied around MB, it’s true, but then that’ll be because of the house connection. And while disco did
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MAGIC SOURCE: Earthrising (2016)

Earthrising Magic SourceEarthrising by Magic Source? Are there any hippies involved in this? Surprisingly, despite the band name, the LP name and track names like Cosmic Awakening and Purple Galaxy, the answer is no. This is neither proggy psychedelia nor – er – proggy electronica, all indications to the contrary. There are only really three main things you need to know about the Magic Source project and the
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