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Tuesday, Jan 20 2015 | 06:26
Image: 1594845 Futureboogie open their 2015 account with this killer slab of sophisticated twisted disco from Lonely Boy, AKA Joshua Heath.

A1. I Like Disco (Original Mix)
B1. I Like Disco (The Emperor Machine
Disco To Go Special Dub Mix)
B2. The Subtle Frenzy (Original Mix)

Futureboogie open their 2015 account with this killer slab of
sophisticated twisted disco from Lonely Boy, AKA Joshua Heath.
The Californian producer has a track record for finely crafted house
music on labels like Miguel Migs’ Salted Music and the Inland
Knights’ Drop Music. His Lonely Boy moniker has yielded music for
Culprit and Winding Road, and this FBR release comes backed with
an epic remix from The Emperor Machine.
An ode to a love affair with the original vintage disco sounds, with its
sophisticated bass and clean drums echoing shades of classic
Prelude tunes of yesteryear, ‘I Like Disco’ is a spot on nod to the
authentic sound that seemingly will never be out of fashion. Its
simple male rephrase reminds us just what we’re dealing with here,
as the soft keys play call and response with that funky bass riff, and
thick, rising pads create the drama.
The Emperor Machine rocks up on the remix, fresh from a period of
intense activity, including albums for Southern Fired and the now
defunct D.C. Recordings. The former Bizarre Inc. and Chicken Lips
has also been busy remixing the likes of Booka Shade, Erol Alkan
and Daft Punk, so a real scoop to get him on Futureboogie.
Weighing in at over 10 minutes, the good Emperor builds a dubtastic
version, stretching out the good groove and bringing it back to
the basics. A playful remix with brain scrambling metallic flanging,
stuttering bass, electro-funk synths and heaps of dubby delays, a
monster of a remix!
‘The Subtle Frenzy’ continues the quality vibes with an arpeggio
synth that works it way around your brain and moody pads and
wonky keys that build the atmosphere a treat. A monster electrofunk
workout with a heavyweight growling bassline that continually
pushes the track into a ‘subtle frenzy’.
Digital bonus track, ‘Take Your Time’ slows down the pace with an
orgy of synthesizers and chugging beats, a perfect wind
down/sunset/sunrise (circle where appropriate) moment! A class cut
that shows the versatility of Lonely Boy’s productions…

Selected DJ reactions
Psychemagik – Been rinsing the Emperor Machine mix since last
Waifs & Strays – wicked EP!
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Love this, will play on our BBC 6
Music show
Luke Solomon – love this a lot
Tensnake – very good release
Axel Boman – sounds like Summer!
Laurent Garnier - Emperor Machine mix, ohhh yes!!!
Peter Kruder – the Emperor Machine mix is fantastic, will play
The Revenge - Emperor Machine always on point, top stuff
PBR Streetgang – been hammering this for a while, top drawer!
DOP - Emperor Machine mix is killer!
Skream – Love this and will support! Available from 13.02.2015
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