AFRICA AFRICA (FAZE ACTION REMIX)
Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record and Sean P it’s now the turn of one of the scene’s most respected live disco acts and DJ duos, Faze Action.
Robin and Simon Lee aka Faze Action, were championing disco and all its afro off-shoots back in the mid 90’s when it certainly wasn’t the latest trend to do so.
Under The Influence Vol.6 is the first compilation Faze Action have been involved in for several years, and they’ve dug incredibly deep, unearthing tracks ranging from afro, italo , soul, funk and disco, with many of the vinyl going for hundreds of pounds, if you were even able to find the originals. They have also edited some of the tracks exclusively for this album adding yet more value to an already fully packed gatefold double LP and double CD.
Sabo - Open Up The Channel (Summer Sol III)
Sabo's beautiful opening track on The Summer Sol III compilation, it is a collection of 30 musical stories of Summer. We gathered over 35 artists, from 22 different countries, to bring us these original tracks, with lyrics in 8 different languages. Each song brings the unique cultural backgrounds of the individual artists to the table, and fuses it with contemporary rhythms, to create a diverse spectrum of audio delights.
Soul Clap Ft Nona Hendryx - Shine (This Is It) - Ray Mang Remix Instrumental Version
‘Shine (This Is It)’ is the first single from SoulClap’s self-titled second album that features legendary vocalist Nona Hendryx. After Ray Mang met Charles and Eli when all played at LA party institution A Club Called Rhonda this happened...
Jugurtha - Odalisque (Rafael Aragon Remix) [Souq Records]
We are very pleased to share this mystical and entrancing production from the East.
Jugurtha's eight minute burner, remixed by Rafael Aragon, will be released on Souq Records April 2nd 2018
DOP - A Night In Sausalito (Deetron Remix)
dOP is welcomed back on Circus Company with a three track heater of an EP with ‘A Night in Sausalito’, and there is no way of taming this one. This time, the trio get slapped on wax with a 12” that is pitted straight for the dancefloor. Deetron comes through with some classy dub work on the remix.
Mark Alow - Nebula [Solar Distance]
UNER’s label Solar Distance has a melodic sound that’s both eloquent and stylish. Incorporating a blend of dancefloor focused grooves with atmospheric textures, its new release is from Spanish artist Mark Alow.
“Nebula” opens the EP with rising synths lined with euphoria, which are layered over claps and squelching bass notes. Like a hypnotising snake charmer, the uplifting mood builds towards a breakdown which is filled with an enchanting vocal sample.
Emiel Van Den Dungen - Jupiter Love
Klassified Records proudly presents their first compilation ‘The Feathers’ Eyes vol.1” The Feathers’ Eyes Compilation is an allusion to the peacock's tail or the “eyes” of the stars according to the Greco-Roman mythology. In different cultures, it symbolises the destruction of all negativity, anger, greed or jealousy and stands for beauty, richness and joy. Jupiter Love was the standout track on the compilation for us.
Canson - Humming Dunes [Sol Selectas]
"Humming Dunes" is the perfect EP opener with a slow building structure that leads you on a mysterious journey. With atmospheric textures, sitar samples, and Arabic notation, this mystical track tantalises the senses with its captivating atmosphere.
Sol Selectas is a label run by US artist Sabo, and the label matches his deep and tribal sound. The artwork is designed by his fiance Helia Jamali, and is carefully created to visualise the individual sound of each release.
Rune Lindbaek - Cosmic Oslo
Oslo's Rune Lindbaek follows up the best-selling first volume of Norsk Tripping with his latest stash of secret edit weapons.
A six track treat this time, and a veritable Norse Bankett of the good stuff- uptempo Disco, sits alongside wild Cosmic concoctions, obscure 80's jams and delicate Balearia.
Rodion & Local Suicide - Abu Dhabi [My Favorite Robot]
My Favorite Robot welcome the collaborative outfit of Rodion & Local Suicide for their next EP, which comes boosted by remixes from Los Mekanikos, Moscoman and Fairmont, as well as artwork that is made up 3D prints of the act.Rodion is an Italian classical piano player and acclaimed producer whose albums and EPs for the likes of Gomma, Nein & Nang have helped to reshape modern disco. Also one half of Alien Alien and boss of the Roccodisco
Joey Negro - Must Be The Music (The Original Disco Mix)
Originally released in 1999 and featuring Taka Boom (sister of Chaka Khan) on vocals, ‘Must Be The Music’ was a hit in every sense of the word. Released by the Subliminal label, it was a one of the rare records to make the transition from club mainstay to genuine pop hit, eventually breaking into the top 10 of the UK singles chart.
Now completely reworked by Joey Negro himself, the record has been totally transformed and given a new lease of life as a shimmering disco anthem in the vein of disco demigods Chic and Change.
Rey & Kjavik - Hare Sharanam
Rey & Kjavik's debut album “Rkadash”, out on vinyl, CD and digital via Katermukke on 7th July 2017.
Heading from Frankfurt to the world, Rey & Kjavik‘s soundscape has left a tremendous impression in the electronic music scene ever since his first productions were released on Kindisch/Get Physical back in 2012.
Tensnake - Freundchen (Phil Gerus Remix) [True Romance]
Funk-fuelled summer vibes from rising star Phil Gerus, taking on Tensnake's recent gem in serious style on True Romance Records
Ani Kuni (Craig Bratley Edit)
Gullen - 'Folie' [Petra Digital]
Spanish Newcomer 'Gullen' demonstrates a deep understanding of atmospheric Techno on his first EP.
Viken Arman - Feels The Winter [All Day I Dream]
More lushness from Lee Burridge & Matthew Dekay's burgeoning All Day i Dream stable, with a cut from Parisian producer Viken Arman 'On A Blue Road' EP. Composed entirely on analog gear, it's an EP he says "is a series of pictures telling a story" through music. Woozy resampled chords weave over plump beats and warm bass, with a gentle acid line joining in as the track builds. Truly sumptuous deep house in the classic vein.
The Black 80s - What You Say Now (Till von Sein & Tigerskin Remix)
Montreal duo The Black 80s are house legend Holis P Monroe and vocalist Overnite Music. They make sultry, sleazy house/electronica for dancefloors and home stereos, a little in the vein of Art Department and AZARI & III.
Felix Laband - Righteous Red Berets (Luke Vibert Remix) [Compost Records]
South African producer Felix Laband's ethereal cut-n-paste collage 'Righteous Red Berets' gets a reworking from Cornish acid don Luke Vibert for Compost Records. It's an atypically chilled affair from Vibert, with just hints of his 303 motifs and mellow, slow-burning, organic feel.
Fur Coat - Desire Of Mine feat. Delhia de France (Ruede Hagelstein Remix) [Watergate Recs]
Something a little darker for us today, with melodic tech duo Fur Coat getting the remix treatment from Watergate Records mainstay Ruede Hagelstein in brooding, hypnotic fashion. Taken from Fur Coat's new 'Interstellar' EP, out on 12" and digital on 19 September 2016.
Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance (Feat Howard Marks) - Universal Prayer
Taken from 2014’s uplifting, life-affirming Greg Wilson mixtape, ‘Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field’, and featuring Howard Marks, aka ‘Mr Nice’, who sadly died on April 10th.
Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance - Red Stripe And A Spliff
Taken from 2014's uplifting, life-affirming Greg Wilson mixtape, 'Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field' - the coming together of Kermit Leveridge and EVM128, featuring the vocal force of Tracey Carmen and The Reynolds, weaved into a coherent whole by Greg Wilson.
Tell You by Nhan Solo [Mother Recording]
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