marshall jefferson / Jungle Wonz Vibe Three / Human Condition Like discovering a Northern Soul gem decades after it was made… but even sweeter. Club Chi’ll have found a holy grail of house right here. Chicago house legends Marshall Jefferson and Jungle Wonz having unearthed, unreleased tracks played by Ron Hardy, direct from the tapes in 1985, then lost for decades with no one but the Music Box crowd hearing them until now… 35 years later?! Those lost tapes have now been recreated through Marshall’s unparalleled and unquestionable production skills, and who better to give you their story than the man himself: “I would take tapes to the Music Box and Ron Hardy would play my music. VIBE was one of those tracks. I recorded VIBE in 1985, but it became one of my tracks that I just forgot about until some guy on Facebook sent me a recording of it, that was taken from a club. The only person who I ever gave a recording of VIBE to was Ron Hardy. The only other people I know who had copies of the track was Gene Hunt and DJ Emanuel Pippin. “The original version of VIBE was made using a Roland 707, Roland JX8 P keyboard and a Roland 727 drum machine. I was still working at the Post Office at the time, and this was pre-Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem). VIBE was the building blocks for Move Your Body because it was using the instruments on the track that I discovered what I could do with the bass sound, to make a track like Move Your Body.” - Marshall Jefferson Likewise, ‘Human Condition’ by Jungle Wonz, sees Marshall reuniting with Harry Dennis, using the same base as Vibe Three but with Harry providing the vocals with his brilliant poignant lyrics over the top, that are evidently relevant for us all today. Speaking on ‘Human Condition’ Harry expressed, “The track we have is on terms of suffering in the Hoods of Chicago or any place with poverty, and it’s deep.” Club Chill Records 12" Pre-Order
Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry Double LP reissue of the first release from Norman Cook as Fatboy Slim! His debut, Better Living Through Chemistry, is more of a compilation than a proper album per se. Much of it had already been released, either as singles or via Skint's Brassic Beats series. The blueprint was already there: the beats were big, the house was mostly acid; the funkier end of crate-dug breaks prevailed, and there were cheeky lifts and samples ahoy. Santa Cruz borrows Lulu's tremendous Love Loves to Love Love, Going Out of My Head batters I Can't Explain, and Punk to Funk masterfully deploys Keith Mansfield's Young Scene. The key track, however, was Everybody Needs a 303: a champion acid monster of a tune, it encapsulates the Fatboy ethos in just under six minutes. Sixteen years on, Better Living Through Chemistry stands tall as the sound of abandon and messiness, a joyous soundtrack to an era of caning it and the third (or fourth... or fifth?) Summer of Love. Skint LP
The Chemical Brothers Surrender (20th Anniversary) Please note: the tracklisting is detailing the 4 LP. The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic third full length album from The Chemical Brothers. 3 CD / DVD Boxset This new fully expanded version of the classic album from 1999 brings together the original album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ and a selection of remixes from the period, curated by Tom and Ed over 3 CDs. There’s also a DVD containing the hugely acclaimed promos for ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Let Forever Be’ and ‘Out Of Control’, fully restored, and footage from the 2000 Glastonbury performance – still reckoned to be the largest-ever crowd for the Pyramid Stage. Finally, the box will also include four prints from cover artist Kate Gibb and a 24- page book with photos, memorabilia and a new essay from Jon Savage. 4 LP / DVD Boxset This new fully expanded version of the classic album from 1999 brings together the original album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ and a selection of remixes from the period, curated by Tom and Ed over 4 180gram vinyl LPs. There’s also a DVD containing the hugely acclaimed promos for ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Let Forever Be’ and ‘Out Of Control’, fully restored, and footage from the 2000 Glastonbury performance – still reckoned to be the largest- ever crowd for the Pyramid Stage. Finally, the box will also include four prints from cover artist Kate Gibb, a 24-page book with photos, memorabilia and a new essay from Jon Savage and download card. 2 CD version This new 2CD version of the classic album from 1999 brings together the original album with a selection of remixes from the period, curated by Tom and Ed. UMC / Virgin CD | LP
Joey Negro Presents 30 Years of Z Records EP 1 Joey Negro Celebrating 30 years in the game for Z Records with a series of 12” vinyl EP’s containing some of the most sought-after remixes from the esteemed Z back catalogue. Part 1 sees highly desired cuts from Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band, Patrice Rushden, Akabu, Andre Lodemann, Hot Toddy, Sean McCabe and Atjazz. First up, Joey Negro’s incredible Extended Disco Mix of Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard, housed on the ‘Remixed With Love By Joey Negro (Part A)’ EP currently only attainable if you’re willing to part with £100+. Andre Lodemann’s remix of Akabu - Another World takes the second spot, a jazzy, synth laden house groover from the 2010 Summer Sampler EP that goes for up to £40 on the second-hand market. On the flip side, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy provides the goods with a driving, funk remix of The Sunburst Band - Taste The Groove. Previously found on the limited edition 2013 RSD remix EP, it’s been trading hands for close to three figures. Finally, a Joey Negro edit of Atjazz’s remix of Sean McCabe - Reach Out ft. Hannah Khemoh, a vocal house shuffler from Attack The Dancefloor Volume Eight that’s been going for £60 on Discogs. All in all, this is an absolute must for any discerning digger and the perfect way to kick start the 30th anniversary celebrations. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
DJ BORING Like Water Melbourne born, London based producer DJ BORING (real name Tristan Hallis) joins Technicolour to release “Like Water”, his first EP in two years. The tracks were originally produced as part of his acclaimed live show, which consisted of 100% new, unreleased music, and sparked much excitement amongst fans, who have been searching for the tracks ever since. Technicolour 12"
unknown rEdit "Cheeky little edit of a stone cold classic for the dancefloor..." White Label 12" Pre-Order
Blawan Immulsion EP More intense 6am techno sounds from the one & only Blawan! Ternesc 12" Pre-Order
Tropical Disco Records, Vol. 18 Various Artists Hot on the heels of their precursory release, Tropical Disco Records make a bold return, this time being the first outing to not include label head honchos, Moodena and Sartorial. The opener from Javi Frias is an effortlessly enchanting elision. 'Push me' pairs bolshy drums and brass, with an infectious vocal line, sure to demand any dancefloors immediate attention. Frias' is the booker and resident DJ for Madrid's infamous disco and boogie hub, Discotizer, and his ear for producing unrestrained party bombs clearly echoes this. A nipped and tucked tribal drum workout carries the off kilter energy through on Hurley's 'Brasilia'. It's a slick, swagged out and heads down affair, realised with cool licks of sax and vocal snips. The rhythm takes you up and then deep down like breast stroking through the adriatic. On the flip, Fun Kool introduces original vocals from Eruptia and Anna Dee Tee. It's hard to resist 'Jam Now' once the filter snaps down and the drums pump through with a thick wad of compression. Burley vocals lend sublime atmosphere to an already dreamy plethora of classic disco house sensibilities. Lyon based DJ and production outfit, Brothers in Arts round off the EP with 'What's Wrong'. The track evoke memories of hazy summer dancing, through a deep, poignant voice building up to a titialiting first drop. Once the track struts to life with liquid bass and subtle, shimmering strings, the formula shines starry bright. Whether it's teasing in the warm up or bolstering into peaktime - this is hybrid party tackle, a soulful, classy mechanic that Tropical Disco achieves flawlessly. Tropical Disco Records 12" Pre-Order