Magazine tagged Disco

June 13, 2016

Disco is back – fever’s risin’ again!

Disco is back! From Paris to Melbourne, Berlin or Athens, a new blend of 70s inspired disco sound is currently taking the dancefloors by storm with artists like Monika, L'Impératrice or LeonxLeon, creating a stir on the international scene. Paying their

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January 14, 2014

Various – Elaste Vol. 4 (Compost)

In this compilation I am progressing a style I am inaugurating: Vintage Futurism. The best metaphor for this genre is Charanjit Singh's 1982 album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat in which he created a sound which mirrors, but more importantly pre-dates, the fir

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December 20, 2013

Welcome to the fourth chapter of the Elaste series

In this compilation I am progressing a style I am inaugurating: Vintage Futurism. The best metaphor for this genre is Charanjit Singh's 1982 album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat in which he created a sound which mirrors, but more importantly pre-dates, the fir

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September 24, 2012

Intercity Sound Association – Phillysound (Sonorama)

Rare German disco-funk album from 1975, produced and arranged by Klaus R. Nagel (of "Joy Unlimited" fame) and Fritz Muenzer. Twelve instrumental tracks for the dancefloor in a Phillysound style, recorded with various musicians and destined almost exclusiv

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September 14, 2012

Surinam! – boogie & disco funk from the Surinamese dance floors ’76 – ’83

With an estimate of 500.000 inhabitants Surinam has a lively music scene. Although Surinam is a relatively unknown country, it has a strong influence on the Netherlands where many of the Surinam people have been living since a couple of decades ago. The m

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September 13, 2012

Rare German disco-funk album from 1975 by Intercity Sound Association

Rare German disco-funk album from 1975, produced and arranged by Klaus R. Nagel (of "Joy Unlimited" fame) and Fritz Muenzer. Twelve instrumental tracks for the dancefloor in a Phillysound style, recorded with various musicians and destined almost exclusiv

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March 30, 2012

DJ Spinna and Five Day Weekend present “DJ Spinna vs. P&P Records” …

Peter Brown and Patrick Adams: two names as likely to create frenzy on the dance floor as an eBay auction are the P's of P&P Records. The P&P story started in the mid-sixties with Peter Brown leaving his rural home in Georgia for the hustle and bustle of

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February 7, 2012

Deep disco & boogie compiled by Zaf Chowdry …

Finally ... its here the full "Deep Disco & Boogie Vol. 1" compilation containing 8 full lenght rare disco/boogie winners! The UK-based dealer and collector Zaf Chowdry a.k.a. Zafsmusic.com, selected some of his finest and in-demand jams for this double p

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November 21, 2011

Manuel Tur

Kids today don't really know about house music. That's fair to say isn't it? Well thank god there's someone out there willing to pick up the baton and run like bugger with it! Manuel Tur is a wunderkind from Essen, Germany who looks just about set to take

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June 30, 2011

Manuel Tur

Kids today don't really know about house music. That's fair to say isn't it? Well thank god there's someone out there willing to pick up the baton and run like bugger with it! Manuel Tur is a wunderkind from Essen, Germany who looks just about set to take

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April 8, 2011

The Electunes imprint presents another obscure gem from the disco world by Dogs Of War & Zebras …

Dogs of War are a real disco curiosity. Unbeknownst to most the man behind this act was Pat Deserio. Deserio was one of the Canadian pioneers, dishing up that addictive electronic disco of Montreal. In 1977 he released the self titled LP by Dogs of War on

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March 24, 2011

“Spatial Disco” is not disco as we know it …

The electronic scene can be a fickle mistress. Whilst some artists find global notoriety others languish in dejected obscurity. This is especially true of early pioneers of electronics. Most minds immediately think Kraftwerk, and there's no harm in that.

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March 8, 2011

Albion’s superb “Mixtura” release on Ambassador’s Reception is moments away from landing in stores …

After a short break Ambassadors Reception are back with a new compilation, lovingly complied by one of most dedicated diggers on the planet, Albion. "Mixtura" started as series of mixes initially only heard on DJ I-F's internet radio network CBS (now IFM)

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January 27, 2011

Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation is a record label based in Munich, Germany, run by Tom Bioly and Benjamin Fröhlich. Since its inception in 2006 the label has celebrated album releases from Todd Terje, Antena, Kathy Diamond, and Woolfy vs Projections, as well as remar

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January 7, 2011

Italo/Canadian composer Gianni Rossi returns with the original motion picture score to “Star Vehicle” …

Italo/Canadian composer Gianni Rossi, once considered the world's top session keyboardist, has had his share of ups and downs. By the age of 25 he had scored several minor dance hits in Central America. He owned condos on both sides of the Atlantic and a

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November 29, 2010

Sascha Dive

Whenever dance music threatens to become a preserve of the elderly, a ray of light appears on the horizon. At the moment, that shining beacon is Sascha Dive, a scarily young Frankfurt-based producer in charge of the label Deep Vibes Recordings, currently

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July 22, 2010

“Keep On Dancin'” – a collection of some of Mel Cheren’s favourite West End classics …

West End Records was co-founded by Mel Cheren and Ed Kushins in 1976, a label that defined the sound of New York City in the heyday of disco. That sound eventually filtered to dance floors and clubs across the country and around the world. West End Record

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June 11, 2010

The long awaited album of Los Charly’s Orchestra is finally completed …

The long awaited album from Los Charly's Orchestra is finally completed and ready to go! It's a cross-generational piece of music which skilfully encapsulates in 60 minutes the liveliest picture of the 70's NY culture clash from a contemporary point of li

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April 15, 2010

Sascha Dive

Whenever dance music threatens to become a preserve of the elderly, a ray of light appears on the horizon. At the moment, that shining beacon is Sascha Dive, a scarily young Frankfurt-based producer in charge of the label Deep Vibes Recordings, currently

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March 29, 2010

Elaste Vol. 3

"Three years have gone by since the last "Elaste" compilation. In this time the virus of cosmic disco (or afrofunky as they say in Italy) has spread round the place - giving me lots of good feedback and fan letters. Thank you! I have spent these three yea

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March 24, 2010

Jay Shepheard

British DJ/producer Jay Shepheard first arrived on the scene in 2007 with the release of his debut EP "Compost Black Label 19" on Compost Black Label, a division of Compost Records. Only months later he released his second EP "Compost Black Label 28". Bot

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March 8, 2010

Cosmic disco aficionado DJ Mooner presents “Elaste Vol. 3 – Super Motion Disco” …

"Three years have gone by since the last "Elaste" compilation. In this time the virus of cosmic disco (or afrofunky as they say in Italy) has spread round the place - giving me lots of good feedback and fan letters. Thank you! I have spent these three yea

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March 4, 2010

The Ambassador is back with another stunning compilation for your discerning ears …

Hot on the heels of the wonderful "Disco Divas Delight" compilation Ambassadors Reception now roam into a different territory. The beauty of the experiment is that there are no stylistic agendas to fulfil, quite simply the "Experiment" is exactly what

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January 13, 2010

Gerd Janson

Like many kids who grew up in the South-West of Germany in the early 90s, Gerd Janson was a regular guest at Mannheim's legendary Milk Club. Although this venue was most popular for putting jungle on the map in Germany, Gerd always waited eagerly for the

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January 4, 2010

Various – Mandarinenträume (Permanent Vacation)

Their country wasn't particularly big - in fact at times it felt downright claustrophobic to them, hemmed in by an impenetrable border. How vast and wide open the outer space seemed by comparison, expanding above their heads to infinity. No wonder then th

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December 28, 2009

Quarion

Berlin-based, Swiss-born Yanneck Salvo has been releasing hip-hop, house and techno under the production alias Ianeq since 1999. After a couple of releases on Mental Groove, A Few Among Others and Get Physical, Yanneck felt the need to go back to his deep

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December 21, 2009

Soiree – Soiree (Bear Funk)

When the two colossi of the Bear Funk label get together you can be sure that creative sparks will fire and the disco grooves will ooze. And so we present Stevie Kotey's and Max Essa's new album project, the cunningly titled "Soiree". The pair of them not

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December 18, 2009

One-on-one with Trus’me …

Manchester's Trus'me has teamed up with an all-star cast of producers and musicians for his sophomore effort "In The Red". Really, it seems the young Mancunian has gone Detroit, as the record features the Motor City's jazzy neo-soul stylist Amp Fiddler, J

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December 17, 2009

Ingo Sänger

Ingo Sänger started his DJ career in the late 1980s. Right from the beginning he presented an unheard mixture of hip-hop, dancehall, house and break beats. With various club residencies, nationwide bookings and DJ mixes on Germany's biggest radio station

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December 16, 2009

It’s time for the first label retrospective of Farside Records …

Finally it's time for a first label retrospective of Farside Records. 15 tracks exclusively selected and re-edited by Herb LF and Ingo Sänger. Featured are Westpark Unit, Herb LF, Matt Flores, Asli, The Offsetters, Elina Monova, and remixes by Marcus Wor

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December 14, 2009

Motor City Drum Ensemble

Danilo Plessow is a man hard to pigeonhole. Since 2003 he has been producing broken beat and jazzier material with Joachim Tobias under the Inverse Cinematics banner. Their debut full-length "Passin' Through" was released in 2008 and received great feedba

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December 14, 2009

Trus’me – In The Red (Fat City Recordings)

Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated album "In The Red" by Trus'me. Since the release of his blistering seminal debut "Working Nights" in 2007, Mancunian wunderkind Trus'me has been doing just that, both dj'ing in the best cl

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November 19, 2009

Trus’me

Internationally known tastemaker Gilles Peterson once said about Trus'me: "The most interesting and promising young producer in the country right now". You better believe him, and if you're listening to super deep and sensitive tracks like "Put It On Me",

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November 18, 2009

French synth disco band Space gets the remix treatment by today’s finest cosmic disco and house producers …

Whilst a certain Parisian electronic duo were still (probably impossibly chic) toddlers, French band/production project Space had worked out that making lots of hooky synth disco and wearing Space suits in public at all times were a potent pop combination

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November 12, 2009

C.A.Ramirez

In 2006 Cologne based DJs, producers, and musicians C.A.Ramirez and Pascal Schäfer teamed up to start their own label Sin & Soul Records. In the beginning they released two excellent 12"es under the name No Theory, followed by a monster EP by Frank West,

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November 12, 2009

A tribute to dance music legend Arthur Russell …

Some people call him a genius, some a tortured artist and for others he was misunderstood; but for many his music is the ultimate tribute to his life that was cut short in 1992. Arthur Russell's work has been covered, sampled and used as inspiration but w

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November 12, 2009

Trus’me

In the winter of 2006, on a whim, David James Wolstencroft, aka Trus'me, sent some of his work to various labels around the globe. It paid off. The now legendary CD sampler "Nards" led to the immediate release for Trus'me on the Still label, sparking the

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November 11, 2009

Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated new album by Trus’me …

Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated album "In The Red" by Trus'me. Since the release of his blistering seminal debut "Working Nights" in 2007, Mancunian wunderkind Trus'me has been doing just that, both dj'ing in the best cl

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November 11, 2009

Stevie Kotey and Max Essa present their new album project “Soiree” …

When the two colossi of the Bearfunk label get together you can be sure that creative sparks will fire and the disco grooves will ooze. And so we present Stevie Kotey's and Max Essa's new album project, the cunningly titled "Soiree". The pair of them not

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November 5, 2009

The Glass

The Glass are comprised of Plant Music's founder and mascot, Dominique Keegan and Glen Brady, aka Dj Wool, who recently replanted himself in Berlin. The duo made the first ever release on Plant in 2004 with the stunning "Won't Bother Me". In the meantime

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