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BAB – Party & Get on Down
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on BAB – Party & Get on Down

Image: 1608297 One of the best mid-tempo disco raritys (and we mean rare) to come out the Deepfunk scene. When Keb Darge first played ‘Party & Get On Down’ in the early 2000s in Soho it put a few noses out of joint as it was such a departure from the deepfunk driving take no prisoner sound. True to Keb’s Scottish stubbornness and like any real DJ he stuck to his guns and created a dance floor favourite. Athens of the north bring BAB to 12″ for the first time, not only that but its a nice wee extended cut transferred direct from the master tapes. No brainier if you got class.

Tracklisting
1 Party & Get on Down (Full Length Mix)
2 Party & Get on Down Available from 27.01.2017

King Sporty & The Root Rockers – Get On Down (Medlar Remixes)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on King Sporty & The Root Rockers – Get On Down (Medlar Remixes)

“Get on down” is a heavyweight slice of storming Jamaican Disco-Reggae heat from the legendary studios of Miami’s TK Disco empire. King Sporty’s version may not have been as well known as Connie Case’s electro laden later 1982 version (also produced b…

Various – I Got Funk – Time To Get Down
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – I Got Funk – Time To Get Down

Image: 1612034 “I Got Funk” ist eine erstklassige Funk-Playliste, präsentiert von Frankreichs Playoff Records, als Nachfolger zur “I Got Soul”-Trilogie im Stil der erfolgreichen “Shaolin Soul”-Serie. Das Album enthält viele Klassiker wie James Brown, The Blackbyrds, Black Heat, Bobby Byrd, Maceo Parker, Skull Snaps, Fred & The New JB’s, Kool & The Gang, Lightnin’ Rod, Ohip Players, Cameo und viele andere. Available from 27.10.2017

Various – I Got Funk – Time To Get Down (LP+MP3)
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – I Got Funk – Time To Get Down (LP+MP3)

Image: 1612027 ‘I Got Funk’ is a Funk playlist from the 70s. The selection starts with ‘The Payback’ from James Brown. It’s a hypnotic, minimalist, heavy funk piece with a slow tempo and a staggering bass, drum and guitar trio. The James Brown influence concludes with 3 solo songs from some of his sidemen (Maceo, Fred Wesley & Bobby Byrd) where the horns are omnipresent and enhance this ultra-funky groove. In a more Jazz-Funk oriented feeling we find the classic ‘Do it fluid’ from the Blackbyrds and the Black Heat, with an Afro-Funk influenced track from their first album. The beatmakers will surely appreciate ‘It’s a new day’ from the Skull Snaps for their drum break sampled over 400 times! The track ‘Jungle boogie’ from Kool & the gang relates to the Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Pulp fiction’, but the band is also playing ‘Sport’ by Lightnin’ Rod. Who are, according to legend, the incognito backing band featuring one of the Last Poets leaders. The well named ‘Too hot to stop’ by the Bar Kays sets the dancefloor on fire with the horns and its killer groove. While the Scottish group AWB team up with Ben E King to deliver a heavy funk track loaded with horns and a funky guitar. With a more sophisticated production, the track ‘Funk funk’ by Cameo shows the evolution in sound and the transition from the 70s to the 80s. The Netflix tv serie’s ‘The Get Down’ featured the funky disco track ‘Bus stop’ by Fatback, where a remix was played in a dance battle in the first episode.

Tracklist CD

1) James Brown ‘the Payback’ 7’40
2) The Blackbyrds ‘do It Fluid’ 5’31
3) Black Heat ‘the Jungle’ 5’12
4) Bobby Byrd ‘if You Got A Love You Better (Hold On To It)’ 4’23
5) Maceo & The Macks ‘cross The Tracks’ 3’21
6) Skull Snaps ‘ It’s A New Day’ 3’01
7) Fred & The New JB’s ‘makin Love’ 4’04
8) Kool & The Gang ‘jungle Boogie’ 3’07
9) Lightnin’ Rod ‘sport’ 2’36
10) Ohio Players ‘skin Tight’ 7’54
11) The Bar-Kays ‘too Hot To Stop’ 6’25
12) AWB & Ben E King ‘the Message’ 5’17
13) Cameo ‘funk Funk’ 4’49
14) The Fatback Band ‘(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop’ 4’32

Tracklist LP
Side A
1) James Brown ‘the Payback’ 7’40
2) The Blackbyrds ‘do It Fluid’ 5’31
3) Black Heat ‘the Jungle’ 5’12
4) Maceo & The Macks ‘cross The Tracks’ 3’21
5) Skull Snaps ‘ It’s A New Day’ 3’01

Side B
1) Kool & The Gang ‘jungle Boogie’ 3’07
2) Lightnin’ Rod ‘sport’ 2’36
3) Ohio Players ‘skin Tight’ 7’54
4) AWB & Ben E King ‘the Message’ 5’17
5) Cameo ‘funk Funk’ 4’49
6) The Fatback Band ‘(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop’ 4’32 Available from 27.10.2017

The Allergies – Entitled to That / Get Down On You
Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Allergies – Entitled to That / Get Down On You

Image: 1610804 Do you long for a time where you could head out have a good time and dance your pants off? Well The Allergies invite you back to the glory days of Northern Soul, high kicks and throwing yourself around the floor with their new single ‘Entitled to That’.

It’s an up tempo stomper with feel-good Soul sensibilities that would be equally at home at the Wigan Casino as it is on today’s festival circuit. Following on in the same vein that made their 6 Music album of the day record – ‘As We Do Our Thing’ so popular, they continue to reshape classic sounds for the modern dancefloor.

Talented Soul songstress Honey Larochelle provides the sass in this peppy number co-penned with The Allergies by regular collaborator Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling). This second single taken from their forthcoming album ‘Push On’ shows they’ve lost none of the verve that made their debut so good, and gives another taste of what to expect from the LP.

They balance out the release nicely with a steady groover in the shape of ‘Get Down On You’ – a steady Funk groove with a catchy bassline and the usual signature flair touches from the guys to keep the crowds entertained.

Tracklisting
1 Entitled to That
2 Get Down On You Available from 18.08.2017

Melvin Sparks – If You Want My Love / Get Down With The Get Do
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Melvin Sparks – If You Want My Love / Get Down With The Get Do

Image: 1606667 Championed by turntablist whizz, Mr Thing, this killer soulful floater by guitarist Melvin Sparks never fails to summon up curiosity from the dance floor. And so it was for the bossmen at Rocafort Records who first heard it at Lausanne’s Holy Groove festival in 2015 and couldn’t resist the need to know “what’s this track?”. Upon finding the original LP on Westbound Records, they knew it was time to give it the 45 Rocafort treatment.

The jazz conoscenti will be familiar with the bluesy Grant Green-inspired guitar sound of Melvin Sparks. He lent his hand to legendary soul artists such as Jackie Wilson & Marvin Gaye, and also to the funky jazzers like Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith and Charles Earland to name but a few. After a releasing some handsome albums on Prestige, he dabbled in the more commercial soul style of the time which led to the Melvin Sparks ’75 LP – then considered rather bland and unremarkable by the critics.

Thankfully tastes have changed – the handclapping, two-stepping 70s modern soul groove is back with a vengeance and collectable as ever. Pushed along by some punchy horns, nifty guitar work and catchy vocals by Jimmy Scott, ‘If you want my love’ exudes pure dance floor joy. The whistle-popping ‘B’ side, ‘Get down with the get down’ winks in the direction of the racey Blaxploitation soundtrack and also has feet tapping.

All in all, it’s a win-win groovy situation that deserves a place in everyone’s 45 box.

Tracklisting
1 If You Want My Love (feat. Jimmy Scott)
2 Get Down With The Get Down Available from 14.10.2016

Soul Explosives – Tryin To Get Down / Ain’t No Sunshine
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Soul Explosives – Tryin To Get Down / Ain’t No Sunshine

Image: 1604922 A-SIDE: TRYIN’ TO GET DOWN
B-SIDE: AIN’T NO SUNSHINE

Big Crown Records is proud to present a reissue of the highly sought-after, very rare, and only
release by Texas funk band, The Soul Explosives.
Active in 1971 and 72, The Soul Explosives were a high school group from Kingsville, TX led
by high school senior Skip Frazier. Their main goal was to play a neighborhood know as
the”The Cut” in nearby Corpus Christ, where there were a number of Soul & R&B clubs.
They paid for the recording and pressing of the 45 which was done by a tiny local Tejano
studio/label, Bormeh. Copies of the record were given to friends and sold at shows. In ’72 Skip
decided to leave the group to pursue his college studies and they disbanded not long after.
The A Side “Tryin To Get Down” is a lo-fi funk gem with all the makings of an underground
classic. Driving drums and blown out vocals somewhere between encouraging and liberating
are sure to peak funk fans ears.
The B Side, a absolutely smashing cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine”, is nothing short of a must
have. The Soul Explosives nearly instrumental cover might just be the toughest version on a
45. Another Big Crown sureshot. Available from 15.07.2016

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – Jeannie’s Getdown / A Message From The Meters
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – Jeannie’s Getdown / A Message From The Meters

Image: 1604354 The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is back with their first sneak peak at
what’s to come on their sophomore LP. “Jeannie’s Getdown” is an
uptempo afro-funk workout while the B-side is a cover of The Meters’
classic “A Message From The Meters” featuring Kelly Finnigan from
Monophonics. Available from 01.07.2016

Connie Case – Get Down
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Connie Case – Get Down

Image: 1600789 Official re issue of this seminal electro-disco stomper from the vaults of Konduko. Re mastered for 2015.

Notes taken from Disco Not Disco compilation notes :

“Miami contributed to its own sound to the disco of the ’70’s, mainly through the network of labels operating under the TK Disco umbrella, including Sunshine Sound (founded by members of KC & The Sunshine band), Marlin, Alston, Bold and King Sporty’s Konduko label. Sporty had been a stalwart of the reggae production since the early 60’s but by the early 70’s in Miami the market for reggae was dwindling and Sporty was trying new fusions with the bands in his stable like the Chosen Few who turned out some fiery funk covers. As disco exploded, Sporty followed, this time with an even stronger identity. Other Miami based reggae musicians had followed suit – Noel Williams’ Disco Connection had covered Michael Jackson and Mcfadden & Whitehead reggae-disco style and Joe Gibbs had taken on “Rappers Delight”, “I Can’t Stand The Rain” through his own Joe Gibbs imprint. Sporty had gained notriety from a disco version of Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Solider” which remained on acetate for years and continued to develop his own off-kilter disco directions as music went electronic in the early 80’s with his band the Ex Tras. One of the vocalists from the band Connie Case, lay down this fierce electro stomper in 1982.”

TRACK LISTING:

A – Get Down
B – Flowing Inside Available from 22.01.2016

Jimmy The Twin / Laura Ingalls – Get Up / Party Down
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jimmy The Twin / Laura Ingalls – Get Up / Party Down

Image: 1599750 Boogie Café vinyl release number 4 gets back to Funk with this 3-track wax of heavy, dancefloor bombs.

First up we’ve got Jimmy The Twin with ‘Get Up’, Now while the sample on this is obvious, the rework most certainly is not. Raw percussion, off-key synths and a subtle sub, all come together to make this something altogether new. Cheesy remix or a Dubby uptempo Funk ? You decide , ) One things for sure… this ain’t no wedding tune.

Flip it over for two killers from Shanghai resident Laura Ingalls (The Horses). ‘Party Down’, continues the fun with six and a half minutes of thumping Disco, driving bass, and a killer hook… totally contagious. And last up we have ‘Hey Uh, What You Say’ – a solid rework of a lesser-played classic, a little slice of Connoisseur’s Soul with a sprinkling of peak-time magic.

Tracklisting:

A1. Jimmy The Twin – Get Up
B1. Laura Ingalls – Party Down
B2. Laura Ingalls – Hey Uh, What You Say

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Available from 02.10.2015

Weldon Irvine – We Gettin’ Down / The Power and The Glory
Friday, May 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Weldon Irvine – We Gettin’ Down / The Power and The Glory

Tracklisting1. We Gettin’ Down2. The Power and The Glory Available from 29.05.2015

Tom Noble & Mystic Pleasure – Back Door (Gettin Down)
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tom Noble & Mystic Pleasure – Back Door (Gettin Down)

Image: 1593446 Limited Quantities on the PROMO ONLY new Tom Noble & Mystic Pleasure “Back Door” PROMO 12″ on SUPERIOR ELEVATION! Available from 21.11.2014

Get Down Edits – Edits
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Get Down Edits – Edits

Ireland’s Get Down Edits drop a killer release on Disco Deviance to kick off 2014 with a bang!The seriously infectious Get Down blend of disco chuggers and peak time floor-fillers means that they never fail to impress. Lovingly edited and beautifully …

Larry Harris / The Sparkles – Throwdown / Trying To Get Over
Friday, December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Larry Harris / The Sparkles – Throwdown / Trying To Get Over

Incredible double A sided reissue on tiny early eighties New York imprint Small Axe. Side A features the awesome boogie funk of ‘Throwdown’ by Larry Harris, a phat floor-filling monster which always changes hands for big bucks in auctions. On the flip…

Angelo Tinsley – Get Down With Me
Friday, November 8th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Angelo Tinsley – Get Down With Me

Image: 1586143 “Get Down With Me” by Angelo Tinsley is the fourth release in the series of boogie and modern soul vinyl re-issues on Légère Recordings.Standing out as a unique piece of groovy disco funk “Get Down With Me” Angelo Tinsley, originally from Cleveland/ Ohio is still proud of his work today: „I learned the keyboard by being passionate about a variety of sounds and wanting to play dance music. I also learned to record by trial and error. The hourly studio fee was paid out of my own pocket, listened to what I came up with, and the result got better over time. When I worked on „Get Down With Me“ there were no other individuals associated with the recording. I used a Casio toy drum machine and a Roland SH-101 synthesizer that my dad bought. He gave me 300 Dollars in one Dollar bills he earned from his street hustling numbers racket and I bought the synthesizer from a childhood friend I knew from piano school. The entire song was finished in two hours, adding some extra keyboards laying around the studio.”

“Get Down With Me” originally appeared on the local Starstream Records from Cleveland/Ohio in 1982 as part of a compilation album called “WDMT – Sounds Of Our Streets”. “The song was more attitude for me than music. I needed to express my ‘party right now’ attitude …!” Angelo Tinsley adds. And that is exactly the attitude this tune carries to the present day. So let’ s get your party started and get down with Angelo Tinsley.
Available from 15.11.2013

Get down to GARY DAVIS and CHOCOLATE STAR …
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Get down to GARY DAVIS and CHOCOLATE STAR …

Soul/Jazz/Funk

German Oak – Down In The Bunker
Saturday, November 11th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on German Oak – Down In The Bunker

Image: 1611372 The 6th entry in the Now-Again Reserve Edition series is the definitive
reissue of a lauded and misunderstood Krautrock album as well as the first
band-sanctioned reissue in the series.
The most mysterious Krautrock album, German Oak’s Down in the Bunker
has been fetishized and demonized, lauded and misunderstood for nearly
four decades. In this definitive Reserve Edition of the album, the
German Oak trio – together again after 30 years apart – have approved the
remastering of their 70s music, finally tell the story behind the creation of
their dark, brooding album – and the occult-obsessed record collector
behind the original album’s release and its myth – and they share previously
unreleased music and photos.
This two LP set presents the album as it was initially released, and a second
disc of other songs by the band, both rare and previously unreleased.

A1. Screaming Skeletons
A2. Missile Song
B1. Belle’s Song
B2. Nothing
C1. Bear Song
C2. Happy Stripes (On Cats)
D1. Ghost Guitar
D2. Bear Song (Alternate) Available from 24.11.2017

Various – Africa Airways 04 (Disco Funk Touchdown 76 – 83)
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Africa Airways 04 (Disco Funk Touchdown 76 – 83)

Image: 1616146 It’s just over 3 years since we launched the Africa Seven label in Paris and London. Our first release back then (Airways One) is still our best seller and had to be repressed 4 times so far. Forty or so releases later it is time to take to the clouds again. Being the unimaginative bunch we are, the fourth installment of our African sky filled musical cornucopia is called African Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown – 1976 – 1983). This time around all tunes have the Disco flavour. As ever it’s all about the music… the skies are wide and funky and the air is filled with musical goodness. Your flight is about to leave.

Your flight opens with a punchy disco funk assault from Paris based Cameroonian Tala AM. Here with his drive bass and guitar funk riff 1981 stomper “Get Up Tchmassi”. Next up and staying with the Cameroonian connection is Eko with “Bowaa Mba Ngebe”. The lyrics talk of accomplishing the things in life for your family and yourself. The sweeping strings and gloriously uplifting music matching the sentiments of the words perfectly. Uta Bella began singing in the 60’s and by the time disco hit in the 70’s she was already established a singer in her native Cameroon, here the locked on groove of “Nassa Nassa” is a perfect snapshot of the sound and the African disco times.

Charly Kingson (cousin of Manu Dibango) is next with his “Nimele Bolo”. Recorded in Germany with the cream of Munich’s session musicians the bass synth is out in force on this one. Punchy brass, rock solid grooves and jazzy Rhodes add all the right ingredients for a fine disco synth excursion. Next is the musical heavyweight from Cameroon cousin Manu with his 1978 Disco, jazz funk masterpiece “Sun Explosion”.

Side two opens with a blast of Elvis Kemayo and his piano and guitar funk bomb “Biram”. Next Momo Joseph gives us “Africain”. Best known in France as an actor, this disco funk groover was released on his self pressed LP “War For Ground” in 1983. A true gem indeed. Nigerian, ex Funkees member Jake Sollo is next with “Tinni Yanana”. Recorded in the UK in 83 its slick and smooth with a hint of “at the car wash” groove. Pierre Didy Tchakounte follows on with his soul funk ‘golden years’ style groover “Soul Magabe”. Produced by one of our favourite Parisian producers Slim Pezin. We close off our journey with the tribal chant disco-funk special from the Monstars “Funny Saga”.

Ladies and Gentleman, we have landed at your destination, please remain seated until the aircraft has reached the terminal. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Africa Airways again soon.

Tracklisting
1. Tala A.M. – Get Up Tchamassi
2. Eko – Bowa’a Mba Ngebe
3. Uta Bella – Nassa Nassa
4. Charly Kingson – Nimele Bolo
5. Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion
6. Kemayo & K. System – Biram
7. Momo Joseph – Africain
8. Jake Sollo – Tinini Yanana
9. Pierre Didy Tchakounte – Soul Magabe
10. The Monstars – Funny Saga Available from 08.12.2017

Ikebe Shakedown – The Way Home
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ikebe Shakedown – The Way Home

Image: 1612098 Ikebe Shakedown’s fourth album pulls from a wide range of in?uences
including soul, afro, psych, and jazz, all coming together in a gritty,
cinematic explosion!

1. Supermoon
2. Blue Giant
3. The Next 24
4. She’s Knocking
5. Assassin
6. Brushfre
7. Penny The Snitch
8. Out Of The Shadows
9. The Ally
10. Shifting Sands
11. Five For Five
12. When The Day Breaks Available from 27.10.2017

German Oak – Down In The Bunker
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on German Oak – Down In The Bunker

Image: 1611361 Der sechste Eintrag in der Now-Again Reserve Edition Serie ist die allumfassende Neuauflage eines gelobten aber auch missverstandenen Krautrock-Albums sowie die erste bandgetriebene Neuauflage in der Serie. Das geheimnisvolle Krautrock-Album wurde seit fast vier Jahrzehnten fetischisiert und dämonisiert, gelobt und missverstanden. In dieser Edition des Albums hat das Trio – zusammen nach 30 Jahren Trennung – das Remastering ihrer 70er Jahre-Aufnahmen genehmigt. Endlich wird die Geschichte hinter der Schöpfung ihres dunklen Albums und der des okkult-besessenen Plattensammlers hinter der Originalveröffentlichung und sein Mythos mit Hilfe von unveröffentlichter Musik und Fotos erzählt. Das 3xCD-Set präsentiert das ursprünglich veröffentlichte Album, die unveröffentlichten Vollversionen der beiden zentralen Songs des Albums sowie andere Songs der Band, die bislang rar oder unveröffentlicht waren. Available from 20.10.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Down By Law / Subway Beat
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Down By Law / Subway Beat

Image: 1610506 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 07.07.2017

Various – Best of Down & Wired 3
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Best of Down & Wired 3

Image: 1610096 Get ready for two brand-spanking new chapters in Perfect Toy’s high octane, Down & Wired series of garage-mod-soul nuggets because the label has once again persuaded the man responsible for Volumes 1 and 2 – crate digger par excellence ‘Chan The Man’ – to unearth even more gems from his record collection!

The goodness kicks off with The Revival’s virtually unknown, but irresistible, blues-funk head nodder I Chose To Sing The Blues followed by Take 5+2’s stank slice of fuzz-heavy rnb, Motherless Child, originally (not to mention bizarrely) released on an EP handed out as a election promo giveaway for a man who later became mayor of Bonn – Hans Daniels of Germany’s Conservative party, the CDU. Elsewhere, Heather Black delivers a blisteringly fast version of Third Avenue Blues Band’s Come And Get It while The Turks provide an equally scorching take on Hendrix’s Fire. The covers (and the treats) continue with teenage band The Aftermath’s heavy take on Junior Wells’ Messing With The Kid and Hunger’s Brian Auger-ish Mind Machine. Elsewhere, Pump as well as the Sancho Brothers deliver two solid freaked-out instrumentals.

This is a super-hot collection of vintage rarities (accompanied by detailed liner notes and never-before-seen photos of the artists!) imbued with all the glorious imperfections of the golden age of the analogue era that artists now often strive so hard to recreate. Little surprise then that these cuts should sound so fresh today. Available on vinyl LP, CD and digital download.

Tracklisting
1. The Revival – I Chose to Sing the Blues
2. Take 5+2 – Motherless Child
3. Heather Black – Come on and Get It
4. The Turks – Fire
5. The Satans – Harlem Shuffle
6. The Aftermath – Messin’ with the Kid
7. Hunger – Mind Machine
8. Noel Owen – Run to Mama Blues
9. The Sancho Bros. Band – Red Wine
10. Saints & Sinners – Amor
11. Pump – Pappy’s Rug
Available from 23.06.2017

Various – Best of Down & Wired 4
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Best of Down & Wired 4

Image: 1610097 Get ready for two brand-spanking new chapters in Perfect Toy’s high octane, Down & Wired series of garage-mod-soul nuggets because the label has once again persuaded the man responsible for Volumes 1 and 2 – crate digger par excellence ‘Chan The Man’ – to unearth even more gems from his record collection!

The goodness kicks off with Babe Wallace’s virtually unknown, but irresistible, big band rhythm & blues monster Dizengoff which mixes up English and Yiddish lyrics followed by a cover (easily the best one you’ve never heard) of Allen Toussaint’s New Orleans funk classic Get Out Of My Life Woman by the Fabulous Impacts. Elsewhere, East Side Blues as well as Guitar Murphy deliver two solid mod instrumentals. There’s also room for The Inn Crowd’s super-rare harmonica-drenched groover Run Clarence Run and Friends’ My Land which sandwiches two minutes of organ-led craziness between its deceptively mellow intro and outro. Towards the end of this epic release comes yet another cover in the form of Hendrix’ Foxy Lady by 49th Blue Streak. The funked-up Right On may remind us to the mid 70s funk sound of The Meters and there’s an appropriate closer in the form of George Brigman’s hypnotic Drifting.

This is a super-hot collection of vintage rarities (accompanied by detailed liner notes and never-before-seen photos of the artists!) imbued with all the glorious imperfections of the golden age of the analogue era that artists now often strive so hard to recreate. Little surprise then that these cuts should sound so fresh today. Available on vinyl LP, CD and digital download.

Tracklisting
1. Babe Wallace – Dizengoff
2. The Fabulous Impacts – Get out of My Life Woman
3. Gentle Uprising – Baby That’s All
4. The Inn Crowd – Run Clarence Run
5. East Side Blues – East Side Theme
6. Guitar Murphy – Suffering Soul, Pt. 1
7. Friends – My Land
8. 49th Blue Streak – Foxy Lady
9. Jove – Right On
10. Ready Willing & Able – Trouble
11. George Brigman & Split – Drifting
12. Guitar Murphy – Suffering Soul, Pt. 2
Available from 23.06.2017

Various – Best of Down & Wired 3&4
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Best of Down & Wired 3&4

Image: 1610093 “Best of Down & Wired 3&4” widmet sich den 1960er und 70er Jahren, die fruchtbarsten zwei Jahrzehnte in der Geschichte der populären Musik. In dieser Zeit, unabhängig vom Genre, wurde das Fundament für alles gelegt, was folgen sollte. Eine kolossale Menge von unglaublicher Musik wurde veröffentlicht – vielleicht am bekanntesten eine Fülle Garage-Mod-Soul-Nuggets. Es war ein musikalisches Vermächtnis, das Ende der 80er Jahre durch Hip-Hop wiederbelebt und als “Rare Groove” bekannt wurde. Available from 23.06.2017

Boogie Down Productions – Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Boogie Down Productions – Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop

Image: 1609905 Amongst hip-hop fans, Boogie Down Productions’ first
two albums – Criminal Minded (1987) and By All Means
Necessary (1988) – both loom very large. And for good
reason: they both captured one of the late 1980s’ most
important and influential crews at their highest powers of
lyricism and musical invention.
That being said, too many people sleep on BDP’s third LP,
Ghetto Music. Released in 1989, when the hip-hop world
was truly beginning to explode and reach new heights of
sales and exposure around the world, the album is
arguably as powerful as the group’s first two.
As on By All Means Necessary, in the wake of the tragic
death of original founder, producer and DJ Scott LaRock,
KRS-One pushed along mightily on the production side,
with help from his extended crew. Musically the sound
created on albums 2 & 3 was funky, catchy, and continually innovative, giving him the perfect backdrop to build
his “Edutainment” syllabus.
Lyrically there was never a question about KRS’ power,
and on Ghetto Music he continues to impress, teach and
ask important questions. Clear cases in point are two of
the album’s singles, “You Must Learn” and “Why Is
That?” but he gets even deeper on lesser-jocked tracks
like the anti-police thought-piece “Who Protects Us From
You” (still sadly relevant in 2017), “Ghetto Music” and
“World Peace.”
Still as strong and entertaining today as it was almost
three decades ago, this new reissue is a perfect way for
younger fans to embrace one of the most underrated
hip-hop platters of the era.

A1. The Style You Haven’t Done Yet
A2. Why Is That?
A3. The Blueprint
A4. Jack Of Spades
A5. Jah Rulez
A6. Breath Control
A7. Who Protects Us From You?
B1. You Must Learn
B2. Hip Hop Rules
B3. Bo! Bo! Bo!
B4. Gimme, Dat, (Woy)
B5. Ghetto Music
B6. World Peace Available from 11.08.2017

Ralph MacDonald / Foxy – Jam On The Groove / Get Off Your..(D.Krivit Edits)
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ralph MacDonald / Foxy – Jam On The Groove / Get Off Your..(D.Krivit Edits)

Image: 1608288 NYC Disco legend Danny Krivit returns to the editing block on behalf of seminal Miami Disco powerhouse TK Disco. With 45 years in the DJ game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time it’s safe to say Mr.K knows exactly what he’s doing when it comes to the re-edit thing! With unprecedented access to TK’s vaults Danny has been turning in some stellar reworkings as of late and the cuts included on this latest instalment keep the quality sky high!

On the A-side Mr.K kicks off with a heavyweight edit of a stone cold b-boy / club classic! The legendary, late Ralph McDonald’s (RIP) ‘Jam on the groove’ has long been a staple source of nourishment for hungry samplers and it’s stripped back, calypso influenced percussion breakdowns have found themselves being cut up by numerous DJ’s at clubs and block parties since it’s original release in 1976. Here, Mr.K brings that killer breakdown right up front, rearranging the track in a way that gives us all the meat! This is a truly pared back edit, those with keen ears will recognise a wealth of samples that have been jacked from mr McDonald’s drum-kit. This is one cut you can either hustle to or head-spin to! Hot, hot, hot….

The B-side see’s Miami’s FOXY and their ‘Get off your aaah & dance’ get the Mr.K editing block treatment. Kicking off with some tight drums with a heavy Latin influence this cut rolls along so smooth, giving way to a super funky pairing of guitars and flutes. FOXY are another group whose catalogue has been plundered by sample savvy producers over the years. This particular track is Disco heaven, beautifully produced and arranged, it flows along and will certainly cause some dance-floor tremors! A track for dancers, 100%, gracefully tweaked by Mr.K in just the right way! Essential business!

Of course, Danny Krivit’s edits are always done in the proper manner, from the point of view of someone who has lived, breathed and played this music for the best part of 50 years. 100% legit re-edits, from Danny’s personal collection, remastered and released in conjunction with Henry Stone Music / TK Disco – Miami FL.

A1. Ralph Macdonald – A Jam On The Groove (Danny Krivit Edit)
B1. Foxy – Get Off Your Aaahh And Dance (Danny Krivit Edit)
Available from 03.03.2017

Get ready for this year’s “singers edition” of Strictly The Best
Friday, November 11th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on Get ready for this year’s “singers edition” of Strictly The Best

Get ready for this year’s “singers edition”, a mix of new artists and reggae icons including the great one drop version of Adele’s “Hello” by Rosie Delmah alongside Conkarah, the follow up to the “Rude” world smash by the group Magic with “Lay You Down Easy” featuring Sean Paul, “Strolling” from Alborosie featuring Protoje, “Bad […]

Ikebe Shakedown – Hard Steppin (Colored Vinyl)
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ikebe Shakedown – Hard Steppin (Colored Vinyl)

Image: 1607176 Ikebe Shakedown’s debut release is as heavy as an angry herd of
elephants! Recorded at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn with the help of
members of The Budos Band, these tracks are rough and tough to
be sure and offer a variety of different sounds from the band. Ikebe
seamlessly blends the raw emotion and passion of ‘70s African Funk
with the danceable horns and rhythms of American soul music!
BIO: Ikebe Shakedown is Brooklyn-based, eight-piece instrumental
juggernaut that incorporates the sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s African
Funk and American Soul Music for a totally fresh sound. Featuring
dynamic horns backed by a hard-hitting rhythm section, Ikebe
Shakedown (pronounced ee-kay-bay) will get you out of your seat
and onto the dance floor! With obvious influences from legendary
groups such as The J.B.’s and The Meters, Ikebe Shakedown is also
looking to make their own mark on the Brooklyn scene in the vein of
more contemporary groups like The Budos Band, Antibalas, and The
Menahan Street Band.

1. Hard Steppin’
2. The Prisoner
3. No Answer
4. Afro Fred
5. Up In The Trees
6. Hard Steppin’ (Breakbeats)
7. The Prisoner (Breakbeats)
8. No Answer (Breakbeats)
9. Afro Fred (Breakbeats)
10. Up In The Trees (Breakbeats)

• Limited Edition cyan blue vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
• First time their debut release from 2009 is on vinyl
• Heavy AFRO FUNK!
• B-side contains open drums/percussion from EP
• Recorded at Dunham Records (Budos Band, Charles Bradley)
• Heavyweight gatefold, tip-on jacket
• Vinyl includes download card Available from 25.11.2016

The Pendletons – Gotta Get Out EP
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Pendletons – Gotta Get Out EP

Image: 1607033 The Pendletons is a long-standing boogie-funk and modern soul project of E da Boss and Trailer Limon. The group emerged with their very first release in 2010, a 7″ inch of “Coming Down/Waiting On You” with additional synth work by E.Live, on the Slept On record label, which set the tone for the group to emerge… it instantly became a cult classic receiving constant play at nights like Sweater Funk and Funkmosphere, and fetching for serious sums among collectors. In 2013, they followed up with another 7″ featuring K-Maxx, Jacqueline Mari and Songbird Remos and later a very limited flexi-disc release title “Winning Ova You”. Now in 2016, they return to the fold in full form with burgeoning live performances backed by a large group of vocal and instrumental guests, and their new release, the “Gotta Get Out” EP, on Voltaire Records.

The “Gotta Get Out” EP highlights the hardships of life and love in modern society, via the smooth and bass heavy grooves of the Pendletons production squad. The struggle is real out there, especially for artists trying to survive and follow their passions, and “Gotta Get Out” eschews those sentiments completely with a full cast of guest vocalists including Jimetta Rose and I-Ced. “Learning How To Love You” is an ode to the inter-dynamics of a relationship, and having to think through and adjust behavior to suit the needs of your partner. “Never Know” starts out the B-Side…a harrowing tale of how life choices, twists and pitfalls can radically change those around you, even the most gifted and guarded of people. The most beat-scene of the bunch, “Purple Moon” inter-splices COPS-esque dialogue with slamming 808 bass and cruising synth lines making for a certified hypnotic head-nodder.

Tracklist:
A1. Gotta Get Out feat. Jimetta Rose & I, CED
A2. Learning How To Love You
B1. Never Know
B2. Purple Moon

The Pendletons are E da Boss (of Myron & E) and Trailer Limon

Available from 18.11.2016

The Pendletons – Can’t Nobody / Gotta Get Out Remix
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Pendletons – Can’t Nobody / Gotta Get Out Remix

Image: 1607034 7″ release featuring the previously unreleased “Can’t Nobody” featuring K-Maxx on vocals and a remix of “Gotta Get Out” not released on The Pendletons “Gotta Get Out” EP.

• The Pendletons are E da Boss (of Myron & E) and Trailer Limon
• First released a 7” inch of “Coming Down/Waiting On You” in 2010 which instantly became a cult classic Available from 18.11.2016

Various – Downtownsounds Classics Vol.4
Thursday, September 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Downtownsounds Classics Vol.4

Image: 1606292 Dublin based disco imprint Fatty Fatty Phonographics return with the 4th instalment of their ‘Downtownsounds Classics’ series, this time throwing three stone-cold classics onto one 12, all given the re-edit treatment by in house producers Pablo and Shoey.

Voiced by Leroy Burgess, with drums by hip hop legend Marley Marl and production by The Aleem Brothers, ‘Release Yourself’ was a huge across-the-board anthem in the clubs of NYC on its release in 1984. The lads have superglued elements of both the vocal and dub sides together for an epic end of night take on this beloved classic.

The B side features two under appreciated classics from the pen of one Billy Nichols, a man known for his work with West End Records (the Levan mixed ‘Give Your Body Up To The Music’) and the funky band of brothers that was BT Express. On ‘Take Me…’ Nichols’ hooked up with disco master Patrick Adams for an emotional, string drenched disco belter that has found favour with the likes of Dimitri from Paris, Floating Points and Hunee.

While ‘Dance If Off’ is a wonky proto Acid-Disco trip beloved of Rahaan and Eric Duncan of Rub ‘n’ Tug. With copies going for over 300 euros, you can do your bank account and your dancefloor a favour here…

A. ALEEM_RELEASE YOURSELF (PABLO & SHOEY RE-JIG)
B1. MARY CLARK_TAKE ME I’M YOURS (PABLO & SHOEY RE-JIG)
B2. RENA_DANCE IT OFF (PABLO & SHOEY RE-JIG) Available from 09.12.2016

Various – Best of Down & Wired 2
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Best of Down & Wired 2

Image: 1605856 Few would challenge the claim that the 1960s and 70s have been the most fertile two decades in the history of popular music ever – a period which, regardless of genre, laid the foundations for everything that has followed. What is more, this period was so fertile that the speed with which tastes changed left a colossal amount of incredible music to gather dust – perhaps most famously a profusion of funk, soul and jazz. It was a musical legacy that lay mouldering until the rise of sampling in late 80s hip-hop precipitated a mad scramble for lost crates and suddenly, the music that became known as ‘rare groove’ – for obvious reasons (it was rare and very groovy) – experienced a phoenix-like rebirth.

A quarter of a century on and a million funk, soul, jazz-funk and ‘rare groove’ compilations, re-presses and re-releases later, you’d think that cupboard was bare and yet, even now, there are gems to be found. PT is re-releasing the rarest of cuts that often were originally only limited runs or private pressings and new compilation Down & Wired is just such a collection.

Always soulful, this features everything from mod groovers and northern stompers, to funky bumps and latin heaters. Yet while the quality of all cuts is immediately apparent, only one of the seventeen has ever been previously been compiled because when PT ‘do’ rare, they don’t mess around. In fact, if these tracks were steaks – they’d still be walking around eating grass.

Stone Monkey/ monkeyboxing.com – July 2016

Tracklisting
1. Spike – Head Achin’ Woman
2. The Noteables – Get Ready
3. Sunday Morning Blues – Harlem Schuffle
4. Soul Support – Come Back Ness
5. Carmelita – Mitchie Mitchie Mo-Jo
6. Glory Road – You Better Wake Up
7. Noel Owen – Run To Mama Blues
8. The Revised Brotherhood – Those Things
9. Nick Jaggi Trio – That’s The Way To Fly
10. Chain – Feeling Glad
11. Alameda Tube – Computation
Available from 23.09.2016

Y-Bayani – Get Away / Obar No Ni
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Y-Bayani – Get Away / Obar No Ni

Image: 1605006 Y-Bayani is Ghana’s uprising Fanti-reggae artist. He was discovered by Philophon in Ebo Taylor’s hometown Saltpond, where he survived as a clock doctor. With his song “Asembi Ara Amba” he was featured on the highly acclaimed debut “Invisible Joy” by the Polyversal Souls. The success of that song opened the door for his first release under his sonorous own name: Y-Bayani.

“Get Away” is a swinging up-tempo beat with a bouncy bass and a haunting vocal performance on top. “Obar No Ni” on the other hand brings you down with a slowly driving rub-a-dub beat. Both tunes have been produced by Max Weissenfeldt and Stibbo Spitzmüller at Berlin’s Joy Sound Studios. Available from 22.07.2016

Stee Downes – The Bigger Picture
Friday, July 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stee Downes – The Bigger Picture

Image: 1604090 Stee Downes is back with the new album The Bigger Picture.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Big Mistake
2. Never Good Enough
3. Look And Load
4. Always On My Mind
5. Holdin
6. Life
7. All Over The World
8. Dignity
9. Don’t Give Up Hope
10. Getting On
11. Lost Sight Of Love

Eight whole years have gone by since Stee Downes ecstasized the entire world with his
debut „All In A Day“ (SK203CD). It probably must have been all the different, formidable
collaborations with the crème de la crème of the pop appealing house music scene, from
Flight Facilities („Hold Me Down“, 2014), Kraak & Smaak („How We Gonna Stop The Time“,
2014), Alex Barck („Like A Drug“, 2014), Lovebirds („Want You In My Soul“, 2011) to Kyodai
(„Music Rises Up“, 2013) or Marlow („Something Is Coming“, 2016), which kept the bustling
Dublin based singer and musician again and again from raising the ante by releasing his
long-awaited sophomore album.
“The Bigger Picture” though, is an album worth waiting for in every respect. The eleven songs
are altogether a bit more mature than everything Downes has ever recorded to this day.
Every track embeds a load of funk – spread over the 60 minutes never showing a disposition
to get jittery but twists the listener round one’s little finger smoothly and in a laid-back
fashion hard to compare. “Lock And Load” and “Never Good Enough” are two textbook
examples of throttled funkyness paired with boundless sex appeal. The preliminary single
and opener “Big Mistake” is one of these songs literally inviting you to sing along. „You gonna
get your life in check“ is just one of the album’s many punch lines which will creep into your
mind like an earworm. That’s why it’s hardly surprising that it took Downes so long to
compose these eleven gems and finally, after several misrouted attempts, finding the
matching co-producer in Pascal Blanche (of Chasing Kurt) and the perfect sound for his
condign successor on Sonar Kollektiv. After all one of the tracks is called “Dignity”, a song
with which Stee Downes explains what this is all about: To believe in yourself, to pull your
own thing through no matter the effort it takes and trouble it may cause, and first and
foremost to preserve your own freedom in whatever you try to achieve. “The Bigger Picture”
radiates in all its facets, in its lyrics, in its production and in its casual groove an eternal
optimism. You can prescribe this album extraordinaire easily for repeatedly daily
consumption. One thing is for sure by all means: With “The Bigger Picture” Stee Downes has
arrived all the way at the top, at the zenith of his glory. Available from 12.08.2016

Ikebe Shakedown / Jive Turkeys – No Answer / No Answer
Monday, June 20th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ikebe Shakedown / Jive Turkeys – No Answer / No Answer

Image: 1556953 Reissue of classic Colemine 7″ from 2010 / Ikebe Shakedown is back with another super-funky single, “No Answer”, from their debut EP Hard Steppin’. It’s a mid-tempo number that’s got some nasty horns and will make your ass shake uncontrollably. And did we mention this is a BATTLE RECORD? The Jive Turkeys’ version “No Answer” is on the flip!
Ikebe Shakedown is Brooklyn-based, eight-piece instrumental juggernaut that incorporates the sounds of ’60s and ’70s African Funk and American Soul Music for a totally fresh sound. Featuring dynamic horns backed by a hard-hitting rhythm section, Ikebe Shakedown (pronounced ee-kay-bay) will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor! With obvious influences from legendary groups such as The J.B.’s and The Meters, Ikebe Shakedown is also looking to make their own mark on the Brooklyn scene in the vein of more contemporary groups like The Budos Band, Antibalas, and The Menahan Street Band.
Available from 15.07.2016

Clyde Alexander & Sanction – Gotta Get Your Love
Friday, December 25th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Clyde Alexander & Sanction – Gotta Get Your Love

Back in the day a very young Clyde Alexander went into the studio with Gary Davis and Sanction at thebehest of Mr. Peter Brown. The cut they laid down that day has been sought after and filling dance floorsever since. Gary Davis and his neighbor Truck…

Paul Gayten – For You My Love / Down Boy
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paul Gayten – For You My Love / Down Boy

Image: 1601020 Unissued Rhythm & Blues magic from the great New Orleans based bandleader Paul Gayten. ‘For You My Love’ is an uptempo romper with a groovy Latin rhythm and catchy melody, while ‘Down Boy’ is more of a slouching tempo, full of honking horns and playful vocals. Both sides were originally recorded for the Chess brothers Argo offshoot but went unreleased at the time. The now appear here together on 45rpm for the very first time!’??

Tracklisting
1 For You My Love
2 Down Boy Available from 11.12.2015

Ikebe Shakedown – Hard Steppin’
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ikebe Shakedown – Hard Steppin’

Image: 1549832 repress on colored vinyl / Ikebe Shakedown is Brooklyn-based, eight-piece instrumental juggernaut that incorporates the sounds of ’60s and ’70s African Funk and American Soul Music for a totally fresh sound. Featuring dynamic horns backed by a hard-hitting rhythm section, Ikebe Shakedown (pronounced ee-kay-bay) will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor! With obvious influences from legendary groups such as The J.B.’s and The Meters, Ikebe Shakedown is also looking to make their own mark on the Brooklyn scene in the vein of more contemporary groups like The Budos Band, Antibalas, and The Menahan Street Band.

Ikebe Shakedown’s debut release is as heavy as an angry herd of elephants! Recorded at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn with the help of members of The Budos Band, these two tracks are rough and tough to be sure and offer two very different sounds from the band. “Hard Steppin” is a furious, uptempo afro-funk number that immediately grab’s your attention. While the flip, “The Prisoner”, is a slow soulful track from Ikebe with some seriously sinister horns! Available from 27.11.2015

Rene LaVice – Don’t Look Down / Air Force 1
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rene LaVice – Don’t Look Down / Air Force 1

Image: 1599711 Since setting up home in London over a year ago, the ‘Canuck Don of Drum and Bass’ René LaVice continues to break the prototype with his own fresh take on the genre. He’s quickly becoming one of the stand out names in the game, proving his unbridled versatility whilst creating a history of releases that exemplify this talent.

So far his journey has seen him move into the Radio1 A-list, support bass-behemoths The Prodigy, win fans over at Download Festival, be one of the lucky few Drum and Bass DJs to push the genre at Glastonbury Festival 2015, whilst remixing diverse heavyweights such as Nero to Rae Morris and having tracks such as ‘Where My Ladies At’ become one of the most revered records to date within the game. And Rene yet again proves unstoppable with this next release. Vocals on lead track ‘Don’t Look Down’ are delivered by BullySongs in a playful yet powerful A-side with the trademark René LaVice sonics that we all know and love. Well known for his showmanship, ‘Don’t Look Down’ epitomises what René LaVice is about, tracks that globally detonate dance floors of any size.

And rolling out next, stands one of the most anticipated drum & bass tracks to line sets since its very first play. From cyberspace to the clubs, a baying crowd has been awaiting the release of ‘Air Force One’ and René has now delivered. Featuring René himself on vocals and a devilish half-time step intro, this record builds into the first drop and then propels you forward into all-out anarchy… raise up your 1’s people and prepare for G force bass.

René’s multidimensional approach to music making whilst tapping into different tempos is duly noted and with René being no stranger to dipping into a variety of genres ‘Human Safari’ feels like the perfect track to complete this EP. With a brand new groove, ‘Human Safari’ ties the EP together with its dropped BPM, tribal riff and haunting vocals. Originally written whilst watching a documentary on a Human Safari, René once again turns electronic music on its head and delivers a warning shot on how he sees his career continuing to grow.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Don’t Look Down
2. Air Force 1

LISTEN LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1S2wxU5zeE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqjXX8jLV9Y Available from 09.10.2015

Rene LaVice – Don’t Look Down / Air Force 1
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Rene LaVice – Don’t Look Down / Air Force 1

Image: 1599711 Since setting up home in London over a year ago, the ‘Canuck Don of Drum and Bass’ René LaVice continues to break the prototype with his own fresh take on the genre. He’s quickly becoming one of the stand out names in the game, proving his unbridled versatility whilst creating a history of releases that exemplify this talent.

So far his journey has seen him move into the Radio1 A-list, support bass-behemoths The Prodigy, win fans over at Download Festival, be one of the lucky few Drum and Bass DJs to push the genre at Glastonbury Festival 2015, whilst remixing diverse heavyweights such as Nero to Rae Morris and having tracks such as ‘Where My Ladies At’ become one of the most revered records to date within the game. And Rene yet again proves unstoppable with this next release. Vocals on lead track ‘Don’t Look Down’ are delivered by BullySongs in a playful yet powerful A-side with the trademark René LaVice sonics that we all know and love. Well known for his showmanship, ‘Don’t Look Down’ epitomises what René LaVice is about, tracks that globally detonate dance floors of any size.

And rolling out next, stands one of the most anticipated drum & bass tracks to line sets since its very first play. From cyberspace to the clubs, a baying crowd has been awaiting the release of ‘Air Force One’ and René has now delivered. Featuring René himself on vocals and a devilish half-time step intro, this record builds into the first drop and then propels you forward into all-out anarchy… raise up your 1’s people and prepare for G force bass.

René’s multidimensional approach to music making whilst tapping into different tempos is duly noted and with René being no stranger to dipping into a variety of genres ‘Human Safari’ feels like the perfect track to complete this EP. With a brand new groove, ‘Human Safari’ ties the EP together with its dropped BPM, tribal riff and haunting vocals. Originally written whilst watching a documentary on a Human Safari, René once again turns electronic music on its head and delivers a warning shot on how he sees his career continuing to grow.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Don’t Look Down
2. Air Force 1

LISTEN LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1S2wxU5zeE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqjXX8jLV9Y Available from 30.10.2015

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