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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Black Rhythm Rap/ Makin Time (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Black Rhythm Rap/ Makin Time (Vinyl 7So successful was Cannon & Mirrorball’s last set of cut n paste disco antics for the Disco Bits label that they’ve been invited back again to do another 45 – Black Rhythm Rap b/w Makin Time. The latter cuts up Loleatta Holloway’s 1980s hit Love Sensation for a funky nu-disco excursion and in doing so reclaims the track as a sample source from the clammy hands of 90s Italo-house casualties Black Box. For the monkey though, it’s
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SANTA SEMELI AND THE MONKS: Where Is The Disco In This Town?

SANTA SEMELI AND THE MONKS: Where Is The Disco In This Town?Looks like today has become ‘disco day’ this week on MB so what better time for London-based outfit Santa Semeli And The Monks to ask (with tongue firmly in cheek) Where Is The Disco In This Town?. Like they don’t already know. Coupling a pumping but funky late seventies groove with the Bowery-flavoured campness of the video (performance artistes and arch looks abound), the outfit fully
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MOMO SAID: Sunny Side Of The Street

MOMO SAID: Sunny Side Of The StreetMomo Said finds the Sunny Side Of The Street for the lead single off his forthcoming second album Break The Rules which follows in early autumn. And it’s very much the side of a street that is not merely sunny but forever NYC disco-central circa 1977 judging by the chugging four-to-the-floor Earth Wind & Fire meets Indeep-style funky disco on offer here. I reckon if he topped that off with a
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KOKORO DISCO-SAN: Isla Fantasía b/w Sonic Feeling (Vinyl 12″)

KOKORO DISCO-SAN: Isla Fantasía b?/?w Sonic Feeling (Vinyl 12Uncannily dropping at the same time as a colossal heatwave is scheduled to hit Europe comes double tropical disco biscuit and vinyl 12″ Isla Fantasía b/w Sonic Feeling from Barcelona trio Kokoro Disco-San. Who says you can’t rely on the weather? Isla Fantasía is six-plus minutes of pumping, Brazilian-inflected four-to-the-floor action while B-side Sonic Feeling is the only
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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name (SMOOVE remix)

NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name (SMOOVE remix)You’re Nicole Willis, you’ve got a brand new band (Banda Palomita), you’ve got a brand new musical bag that’s heavy on the 80s influences and you need a remix of your electro boogie single, I Call Your Name. So who you gonna call? No, not Ghostbusters! You’re going to call Smoove and get him to don his disco hat, and I think we all know that is a very ‘disco’ hat indeed. He’ll probably
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CALENDER: Hypertension (+ HOTMOOD edit)/ Ritmo Latino (+ VOODOOCUTS edit) (Vinyl 12″)

CALENDER: Hypertension (+ HOTMOOD edit)/ Ritmo Latino (+ VOODOOCUTS edit) (Vinyl 12Having got the gap between releases down to around a month, the Matasuna Records crew now shave off a few more days and just for jollies make sure the release is a twelve inch to boot. A what? Oh yes – sorry kids – back in the day there were two sizes of vinyl record, one of which was a whole foot across! Indeed between the late seventies and the noughties, 12″s were the DJ standard in dance
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1Aye, aye – Smoove & Turrell unlock the stems for a trio of cuts off their recent Mount Pleasant long-player and step hastily back as a horde of remixers steam in to get their scaly claws into the Geordie pair’s neo-disco and soul. Emerging bloodied and torn but triumphant from such a Darwinian bloodbath are Valique, Basement Freaks and Dr Rubberfunk. Clutched in Valique’s scarred
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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name

So Nicole Willis has got a new backing band – Banda Palomita – and it turns out there’s this new long-player on the way entitled My Soul Sensation rich in disco, jazz-funk, soul, boogie and electro flavours. Before all that though it is rather customary to put out some sort of single by way of a taster, which, my friends, will be this – I Call
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL:  At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ CANNON: Hey Bobby! Bobby! Where has he got to? Oh there you are – I see the Disco Bits label are getting stuck in for the new year with mysterious production outfit Cannon & Mirrorball who have just done a new disco biscuit 45 for them called At The Disco b/w the Discobunny Megamix!
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVEOnce upon a time not even an annual affair, the popularity of the Bombstrikes label’s Funk N’ Beats compilation series has seen it become a thrice-yearly event in 2018. Now, following Fort Knox 5’s Vol. 4 and The Allergies’ Vol. 5, comes Vol. 6 to wrap (or possibly rap) up the year, compiled by none other than the man they call Berry Geordie – Newcastle’s favourite bongo-playing, producer
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