Tag Archives: disco

EWAN HOOZAMI feat. AUDIBLE ONE: Remedy The Blues EP (2017) + 12″ Crowd funder

EWAN HOOZAMI feat. AUDIBLE ONE:  Remedy The Blues EPGot the early winter blues? You need a remedy for ’em. In fact, what you need is Ewan Hoozami’s Remedy The Blues EP feat. Audible One! What’s that all about then? Well for starters, it’s about Safari Strut – a Son Of Shaft-sample powered bit of party boom-bap with antipodean emcee Audible One on the mic – sample lyric, “Feel the vibration like a seisomograph/ cuz you’re
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MJ: Thriller The Funk of 40 000 Years (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)(2017) Free download

MJ:  Thriller The Funk of 40 000 Years (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)(2017) Free downloadHello – pictures of fruity young ladies with tattoos? You can tell this is a Rocknrolla Soundsystem edit before you hear or read anything about it – even if the hottie in question is all dolled-up like Baron Samedi. Turns out RRS have done a rework of MJ’s cheesy Halloween classic, Thriller and not the first one this month either – since this edit follows Hot Border Special’s cover. ‘Blimey – what’s that
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MORONGROOVER & MR BRISTOW: Ghetto Disco EP (2017)

MORONGROOVER & MR BRISTOW:  Ghetto Disco EPGents – time to get your three-piece flared-leg suits on; ladies – time to hit the wardrobe for a jersey wrap because Morongroover and Mr Bristow are shortly to go large with their Ghetto Disco EP on Breakbeat Paradise! The pair set out with the intention of funking you up till you boogie down and with opener I Like It Like That it’s Soul Train Disco Night manoeuvres from the off. Then
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ALEEM: Hooked On Your Love (DON DAYGLOW edit)(2017) Free download

ALEEM:  Hooked On Your Love (DON DAYGLOW edit)(2017) Free downloadBack in the day, Aleem, a.k.a Leroy Burgess, was responsible for epic vocals on such Black Ivory bangers as You Keep Asking Me Questions. As the decade wore on however, funk was having an increasingly tough time against the mainstream, big money might of disco. Clearly a man to join ’em if he couldn’t beat ’em, Burgess promptly joined disco outfit Aleem and by ’79 was having
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DON DAYGLOW: Silky Disco EP (2017)

DON DAYGLOW:  Silky Disco EPDespite previous threats to unleash nu-disco/ house hybrids on the world, dayglow disco don, Don Dayglow, has thus far shown a remarkable propensity for sprinkling edit sparkle dust upon lesser known gems from the golden era of daft suits and mirrorballs. In doing so he provides a subtle lift to four OG – er – four-to-the-floor grooves as in the case of his brand new Silky Disco
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DUSTY DONUTS 12: All Eyes On Lovin’ (NAUGHTY NMX Cali Mix)/ Keep Your Head Alright (RUNEX Zapped Up Mix) (2017)

DUSTY DONUTS 12: All Eyes On Lovin' (NAUGHTY NMX Cali Mix)/ Keep Your Head Alright (RUNEX Zapped Up Mix)Clearly alarmed by Jim Sharp’s canny attempt to become the ultimate dj fanny-magnet on Dusty Donuts 11 with super-smooth re-versions of late 70s/ early 80s boogie funk, label mates Naughty NMX and Runex launch a counter-attack with Dusty Donuts 12 and their own re-versions of two cuts from the same era. Which also happen to be devastatingly on-trend (given the imminent
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Disco Paradise (2017)

BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Disco ParadiseDisco Paradise sees Breakbeat Paradise continuing a series of generically-themed outings that have previously taken in 70s funk and dancehall reggae and which, this time, finds the label turning its breakbeat sights on the glittery world of disco. But where on earth might label boss Badboe find a team morally depraved enough to embrace the nefarious influences of the mirrorball lifestyle
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ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM: Going Back To Cali/ Jolene How You Want It (2017)

Rocknrolla Soundsystem Going Back To CaliRating: ★★★★★ Edit kings Rocknrolla Soundsystem trump all previous efforts with this massive double-A side featuring two mutant mashups. On the one hand you’ve got Jolene How You Want It which splices 2Pac, Dolly Parton and a certain famous Jackson (no, really) for thumping nu-disco boogie-hop action and then, just when thought you knew where things were at, they flip the script
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TRAMP RECORDS: Various – Virtue Recording Studios (2017)

TRAMP RECORDS:  Various - Virtue Recording StudioRating: ★★★★★ Despite being a relatively tiny label, Tramp Records has spent over ten years establishing a big reputation for painstakingly compiling and re-releasing rare vintage funk and soul and new collection Virtue Recording Studios is one of their dopest yet. With it, they continue an occasional series focussing on the catalogue of a particular label from back in the day. Previous
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APOSTLES: ‘Banko Woman/ Faith, Luck & Music’ 7″ (2017)

APOSTLES:  'Banko Woman/ Faith, Luck & Music' 7Crate digger label extraordinaire Cultures Of Soul have, in recent memory, explored Caribbean disco, Bollywood disco, and Brazilian funk. For this forthcoming release however, they turn their attentions to Nigeria to bring two ‘never before on 45’ LP cuts by Nigerian afro-funkers Apostles to seven inch wax. The A-side features the afro-disco title track off the 1977 Banko Woman LP which is
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