Brian Cid – Third Eye Shut – Endangered Records

Launching the label into the stratosphere is this defiantly lost and found set of four productions which inevitably all bear Brian Cid’s defining hallmarks. Deep, perfectly crafted landscapes of expanding, thoughtful sounds all assemble to confirm what you already knew. The stunning, Third Eye Shut begins the passage journeying into the beyond via a smouldering succession of rich, resonating notes built upon robust drums and accompanying array of provocative synthesizers. Next, Mesh feels punchier concluding with a heightened sense of ambience, while Turbulen provides a lighter relief care off breezier keys. Leaving the darker, brisk rhythms of Laberinto to conclude number one in typical style.

Release: November 3

https://www.facebook.com/briancidmusic

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Eversines – Portal EP – Depth Over Distance

This is an excellent, compelling release of electronic music that clearly seeks to excite and tease you in equal measure. Eversines delivers artful, thought-provoking sound sculptures that contain enough probing human emotion as they do sizzling electricity as is evidenced on the opening, Pyramids. The sumptuous, The Other Side completes the release via atmopspheric rushes played out over broken drums, while in-between taught Techno occupies the Acid attitude of Transition Portal and the haunting, brutal ripples of Vultures.

Release: October 25

https://www.facebook.com/depthoverdistancelabel

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Debbie Jacobs – Don’t You Want My Love – Glitterbox Recordings

I’ve always loved the charged Hi-Energy of this Disco (dare I say, Classic) release from 1979. Big, bold syncopation drives the sizzling intensity of this number all the way as Jacobs delightful vocals ignite the airwaves. A chorus full of melody hits you as every drop of emotion of squeezed till the pips squeak. A re-edit courtesy of the legend that is Dimitri From Paris breathes a fresh take of it all but either way, a thing of beauty.

Release: Vinyl. November 3

https://glitterboxrecordings.bandcamp.com

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Cari Golden & DifferentMe – Fever In The Air – Precarious Records

Undoubtedly the best way to describe the third release from the label is its title. Fever In The Air, comes complete with one mix saying all that it needs to as Cari’s emotionally rich, yet understated vocals adorn the hypnotic implications generated by a simple bassline and deeply effective pads care of DifferentMe. Rumour has it that a version of this originally appeared some years back on Pete Tong’s radio show in a Nicole Moudaber segment. But that’s another story. PS the video looks beautiful too.

Release: Beatport exclusive October 20

https://www.facebook.com/precariousrecords

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Davina Moss feat. ShatZ – Back & Forth – Emerald City

Splendid release which causes instant impact as soon as the Kick and bass hits. Davina Moss’s smoking production lends both heavyweight flair to the occasion plus a sense of more playful melody in the shape of ShatZ’s lyrical rolls. Powered by the perfect bassline the whole thing seems to jump up and down with energy seeping from every groove. Joeski’s Frisko Disco Remix follows sounding inevitably excellent via pounding beats and bass plus punctuating electro Toms. Lauren Lane then adds a crunchier feel to the arrangment complimenting it all neatly to end this great release of funkiness.

Release: October 27

https://www.facebook.com/davinamossmusic
https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCityLabel

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Can You Feel The Force? The John Luongo Disco Mixes – Groove Line Records

I’m starting to wonder if we’ve actually skipped a generation of music and care less about the present (at our own expense) every time the word Disco reappears. Because it’s blatantly apparent that for many the past is simply more exciting than the here and now providing some sense of forgone authenticity. But while there may well be some truth in that once you hit the play button on this superlative collection of John Luongo’s extended mixes all your hopes and dreams are right there: realised, shinning, glittering, beautiful. The hugely influential Boston DJ added his own distinctive dancefloor flair to a number of now classic cuts reshaping The Jacksons ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’ – complete with that elevating synth rush – alongside a wealth of other artists which we won’t see recreated anytime soon. All-time favourite Melba Moore’s exquisite ‘Pick Me Up, I’ll Dance’ sits favourably next to Dan Hartman’s epic ‘Vertigo/ Relight My Fire’, while Marlena Shaw’s heart-tearing vocal ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ sings out for the loss of soulful song writing. Santana reaches for the sun on the life-affirming ‘One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)’ contrasting with the brash bass-heavy lines of The Quick’s sassy, funky ‘Zulu’. Finally, at the very real risk of repeating myself once again Christian John Wikane explores the fine detail of the stories life and times across the accompanying booklet. And is, par for the course, a treat to read in itself.

Release: October 27

http://www.groovelinerecords.co.uk

 

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Steve Bug & Langenberg – Chord Cluster – Poker Flat Recordings

The label continues with their series of excellent, hard-hitting releases and this from label boss Steve Bug alongside Langenberg is also sure-fire brilliance. The aptly titled Cloud Cluster hits you in a hurry as layers of keys unfold with atmospheric, bassy strings resonating all over the bottom-end while punchy Acid lines fuel the energy towards completion. Resulting in a complex lesson in mood and richly rewarding emotive states. Next is the turn of, The Teaze which combines a wealth of fizzy synth riffs and notation over gritty, feverish stabs and repeating, insistent drums building its intensity carefully, intently.

Release: October 20

http://www.pokerflat-recordings.com

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Mariano Mellino – Estrella Del Universo / Ultramental – Tarnished Tracks

Argentina’s Mariano Mellino’s spine-tingling productions excite moods and ambiences tastefully on both numbers here. The title tracks lends unfussy yet impactful ripples of sound that provide introspective, dark notation while at the same time ultimately pounding drums as sprinkles of grainy keys adds sparkle to the arrangement. Ultramental, follows feeling brighter with punchier beats informing the landscape of rolling melodies while senses are heightened, leaving the MOHN remix of Estrella Del Universo to add a definite intensity to the brooding array of instrumentation.

Release: October 23
https://www.beatport.com/release/estrella-del-universo/2131873
http://tarnishedtracks.com

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Crispin J Glover – Fly Away – Guesthouse Records

Flying at you in a blaze of Disco glory is this new one from Crispin J Glover who pulls no punches but packs plenty of fevered surprise when it comes to exhilaration. Perky percussion fuels the grooves while carnival atmospheres light up the feelings as joyous rhythms tease the senses punctuated by a chorus of Fly Away.

Release: October 19
https://www.facebook.com/CrispinJGloverOfficial

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Scoper & Bubba – Touch Me – Extended Play

In one way this isn’t anything to do with Disco, Boogie or whichever retrograde label you would like to apply at the time. It feels much more about the here and now despite the fact that you know exactly where its essence is ripped from. Perhaps best to put it this way, the clue is contained in the title. But projecting beyond that is revealed a wonderful, emotionally resonating number which sequences soulfully assuring keys while offsetting them by tastefully crunchy drums and sizzling, punctuating rim shots on the title track. Jordan then gets down to the eighties with bouncing basslines fuelling electro beats on his no questions need to be asked ‘let’s party’ remix. Don’t You Know, is the second track contrasting nicely with the breezier melodies of Touch Me hitting harder, that bit more Acid in attitude. However, for me it’s T-Bone’s remix which packs a sure-fire intensity and when the hi-hats make their presence felt it all makes perfect sense. That plus the caustic ripple of stereo expanding synthesizers and the spirit of Detroit all go to this more than notable proudly celebrating the labels 65th release!

Release: October 2

https://www.facebook.com/Scoper-Bubba-1577612702500423
https://www.facebook.com/extndply

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