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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Disco Paradise Vol. 2

Following up on one of the label’s many compilation series is Breakbeat Paradise’s Disco Paradise Vol. 2 – a BBP allstars effort that manages to top Vol. 1 in a couple of ways. It’s longer for one, with fourteen tracks to its predecessor’s eight and it’s even more pumpingly – well – disco. Having said that, there’s all flavours and eras of disco represented with Luke
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MADE TO DANCE: MTD Series 007 – Achili/ Yuda (Vinyl 7″)

MADE TO DANCE: MTD Series 07 - Achili/ Yuda Nu-disco business on this new 7″ from the Made To Dance label who seem to specialise in keeping the names of those involved on the downlow – though I can tell you that at least one of those involved on this also has a release out on another edits/re-press label very shortly. In this case, said business involves edits Achili and Yuda. The A-side and first of these reboots an old rumba classic
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THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE vs DJP : For Promotional Use Only

THE BREAKBEAT JUNKIE vs DJP :  For Promotional Use OnlyFor Promotional Use Only? Yes, it’s just The Breakbeat Junkie vs DJP’s little joke as they return to the party breaks scene after a lengthy period AWOL with a no-messin’ trio of disco-tinged mashups. Currently digital-only (but don’t be surprised if a ltd. 7″ or – who knows – even the traditional disco 12″ eventually manifests itself), the release finds our heroes begin proceedings by
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Hot Lovin’ (Don’t Stop Don’t Quit)/ Shack Attack (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL: Hot Lovin'Despite the sad news today that Cannon & Ball’s Bobby Ball has passed on to the great light comedy channel in the sky, disco mash-up dons Cannon & Mirrorball are back in full effect with two more slabs of belt and braces disco megamix-cum-mashup business on 45. Side A is all about the Hot Lovin’ as the pair don’t stop or quit until they’ve spliced two veteran emcees to an uptempo disco
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: ‘Carambola Jelly’ video

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Carambola Jelly Stand by for the Ugandan-Estonian funky disco-cinematic team-up that is ‘Ugandan Tarantino’ Nabwana I.G.G.’s new video for Lexsoul Dancemachine’s Lexplosion II LP track, Carambola Jelly. Carambola, is of course also known as ‘the star fruit’ and makes an early appearance in the video’s short tale of urban gangsterism with a ‘wife’ beginning to prepare
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 4 – Bad Girls/ Need You Tonight (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Told you we weren’t done with DJ DSK news this month and here’s the next item – which turns out to be nothing less that Vol. 4 of our man’s DNA Edits vinyl 7″ series. But what has he taken a scalpel to this time? Well, since you’re asking, side A has a crack at disco queen Donna Summer’s Bad Girls. This one’s more about tweaking the beat and arranging than lengthy extensions –
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)MB regulars will know that nary a month goes by without a release from the super-prolific Morlack and equally that rarely do more than a few of the equally prolific Katakana Edits volumes come out without Morlack having provided the music. By happy coincidence, it seems that by the time the Katakana crew got around to planning Vol. 98 (yes, 98!) Morlack had more than enough edits
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The Basement

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The BasementNot a Sugar Pie DeSanto/ Etta James bootleg as the name might suggest, Down In The Basement is rather three tracks of super-funky, disco-influenced breaks and hip-hop courtesy of Paris-based Prosper & Stabfinger. We open with the pumping uptempo groove of the title track, a 121 bpm four-to-the-floor affair complete with Yello style bah-bah-bahs, pitch-bending synths
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + video

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + videoHeads up everyone, it’s time for a new single from Smoove & Turrell, which goes by the catch-all double entendre title of Do It. Said cut takes the form of classic S&T 125 bpm 80s disco soul and features more slap bass than Mark King and Flea going head-to-head in a bass-slapping competition on the planet Larry Graham. Meanwhile Turrell belts out the hook, “Come on and do it (Do It!)/
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Nu Reality

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Nu Reality ‘Six-headed Estonian groove monster’, Lexsoul Dancemachine is back with new single – er – Nu Reality. And if you caught them a couple of years ago when they barrelled in from left of field with debut LP Deus Ex Machina or the follow-up Sunny Holiday In Lexico, you’ll know they mean business both in the studio, where they’re tighter than a gnat’s chuff, or live, where the tightness slips not a
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