Billie – Nobody’s Business – 4 To The Floor Records

Revisiting rather than reviving this often overlooked number from the past is always refreshing to experience. That and the fact that the original 1986 version remains intact testifying to the strength of the song plus its vocal delivery, alongside the proud production by other vital figures in House history: Boyd Jarvis and Timmy Regisford, while not to forget the essential tag line ‘Mastered by Herbie Powers’. Nobody’s Business was a 1920s blues standard by Porter Grainger and while Boyd Jarvis lifted the refrain and changing some of the lyrics its essence still reverberates from then to now. Typifying the ‘Garage’ sound of the period which was subsequently exported to the UK a couple of years later via now classic compilations the track boasts all of those hallmarks loud and proud: from the rolling drum machines to the soaring soulfully charged vocals – just close your eyes and who knows where your imagination could end up.

Release: July 28



Indy Lopez
‘El Son Del Bongo’
Kult Records

Hotwired directly from his Valencia recording studio into your system is Indy Lopez’s inescapable release for NYC’s Kult Records. Hitting all the right reference buttons his production administers a killer synth hook, fierce tribal beats and party-time vocals to remedy any given situation, or at least that’s how the feeling goes. Eddie Cumana takes a different direction with relentlessly moody stabs, heavy duty sub-bass and invigorating percussion on yet another skillfully executed remix which I’d seriously suggest you try out for size. 9

Exclusively at Beatport
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Timmy Regisford feat. Lynn Lockamy
‘At The Club’
Tribe Records

Tribe’s motto of, One Sound One People encapsulates the sentiments of this powerful song perfectly. Lifted from Timmy Regisford’s album for the label, from earlier in the year, this now has added urgency with this brand new set of remixes. The Da Capo Afro Mix impressively blends together mean techno stabs and shuffling shaker rhythms with Lynn Lockamy’s smoking vocals, which when combined with the imposing pads feels nothing less than epic. The Rocco (Rodamaal) remix picks up the pace with perky chords to give the song a different perspective while DJ Mbuso reworks it yet again with cool breaks and pulsating beats. 9



‘Set The Routine’
Trendy Mullet

Manchester based producers Niall and Liam aka Kamo are ones to watch if this trip through twisted funk is something to go by. Pitched at a less intense tempo, and all the more forceful for it, Set The Routine manages to throw together all sorts of twists and turns by way of eighties synths through to a classic House bassline and comes up shinning. Second track Shoot Your Shot feels that bit more retro but then with a slap-bass of this magnitude that’s fine by me. Classic Recordings Luke Solomon provides an impeccable remix of Set… by combining an intense set of disorientating rhythms leaving you dazed and pleasantly confused. Buenos Aries DJ Manuel Sahagun then ups the tempo on Shoot… and gives it a techier though no less funky feel. 8

release: 12 Oct 2011