Slam Dunk’d feat. Chromeo & AI-P – No Price – Glitterbox Recordings

Let’s cut to the chase. Every time I get close to the edge of Disco’s rampant overkill up pops a record that is so good one has to ask for forgiveness at the very thought of such a crime. Arthur Baker’s beautifully realised alias invites you to sample the heady pleasure of yesterday all over again, but crucially captures the essence of the party sometime around 4am with this hughley energetic, joyous production. Chromeo’s wonderful vocal works you up into some kind of heaven and if you love syncopated bass as much as I do you’ll need this in your life – and quick. Remixes come from Armand Van Helden, Art Of Tones, plus Robosonic. Although, I have to say the original version sounds like the best Disco record never made.

Release: December 7


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


Ralphi Rosario – Wanna Give It Up – Glitterbox Recordings

The thing with House Music and its ability to connect with your past is something that will always remain. This, being one of very many, great productions from Ralphi Rosario is a case in point and now receives fresh fuel to revitalise your imagination. I’ll cut straight to the chase as Légo’s Dub from the original release remains as brutally beautiful as always, rocking the bassline and of course Linda Clifford’s achingly, rousing vocals. However, back to the new versions and Dr Packer’s Disco inflected rhythms add a sense of soulful occasion to the affair, while Full Intention retain the same essence although add eighties keys plus punchy handclaps to suit the occasion. Leaving the aptly titled Jamie 3:26 Disco Party version to do precisely that care of a series of funky chops and a shuffling fusion of drums. Class Act.

Release: July 12

Lego’s Dub from the original release.