Joey Negro / Loose Change / The Sunburst Band / gwen guthrie Dave Lee presents 30 Years of Z Records EP 5 Z Records 12" Pre-Order
Motown 7" Box Set - Volume 2 Various Artists / Motown 7" Box Set Excellent boxset with 7 x 7"s featuring unreleased Motown songs by legendary artists! many of the tracks included here were never released at their time of recording, for a variety of reasons. Some got pushed to one side as albums usually only contained 12 songs and a few more were usually cut at the session - sometimes other Motown artists were given the songs and other versions were released, or it was simply a matter of the tracks being "rejected" at the weekly A+R meeting held with Berry Gordy and his team of songwriters and producers. What that means is we have a source of brilliant recordings to release on highly desirable 7s. • 7 x 7” vinyl boxset • Lift off lid box • 7 vinyl’s in specially created paper housebags • Download voucher • Insert (vinyl bag sized four page card leaflet containing info about the set) • Limited edition and numbered UMC 7"
The Sunburst Band / SunlightSquare / Dave Lee Perdoname The Sunburst Band & Sunlightsquare have got together for a one off special titled ‘Perdoname’. A full live band sound featuring vocals from Rene Alvarez and Susana Ysabel along with a whole host of top players. Dave Lee provides a tight slice of jazz-funk on his ‘Latin Escapade’ version whilst Sunlightsquare offers a warm and hazy club mix perfect for the beach side. Completing the package those soaring vocals are laid out as an acapella providing the perfect tool for any set. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
Soul II Soul Back To Life Limited 12" reissue as part of Virgin records' 40th Anniversary celebrations. Massive single from Soul II Soul! UMC 12"
Dave Lee presents 30 Years of Z Records - EP 4 Dave Lee Part Four in a series of 12” vinyl EP’s celebrating 30 years of Z Records and the legendary Dave Lee. Featuring sought-after tracks and remixes by, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, The Sunburst Band, Mistura, The Revenge and The Reflex. First up, Dave Lee joins forces with London's super disco collective, Horse Meat Disco to rework the classic, 'Candidate For Love'. This 2014 debut collaboration for Dave and HMD also features long-time Sunburst Band vocalists Diane Charlemagne and Donna Gardier. Kendra's original downtempo version of 'Smile' was a monster on the UK soul scene. JN gives it a housed up mix for the A2 with a clear nod to the classic Suburban sound of Musto and Simonelli. On the B side, South African goddess Letta Mbulu has one of her classics, ‘Kilimanjaro’, reworked by edit royalty The Revenge before The Sunburst Band - The Secret Life of Us gets that magic touch from another standout re-edit wizard The Reflex. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
Late Night Tales - Hot Chip Hot Chip UK electronic artpop outfit Hot Chip provide the perfect antidote to these strange and uncertain times with the latest release in the hugely popular LateNightTales artist-curated series. Along with featuring new music from the band, they have selected music from some of the most engaging artists of the 21st century, taking in pulsating electronic rhythms, hypnotic grooves and leftfield ambience. Spearheaded by founders Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, Hot Chip are one of the UK’s most interesting and much-loved acts. Since releasing their debut album ‘Coming On Strong’ in 2004, they have received a Grammy Award nomination (‘Ready for the Floor’) and Mercury Prize nomination (‘The Warning’) and their seventh studio album, last year’s ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy,’ received rave reviews across the globe from both critics and fans. A unique, personal collection that is both euphoric and melancholic. Late Night Tales CD | LP Pre-Order
Dave Lee / AC Soul Symphony / Billy Valentine Music For The Mind EP Z Records offer up another unmissable 12”. The A side combines the production prowess of Dave Lee with the vocal talents of The Valentine Brothers, Billy Valentine for a brand new song “Power of the Mind”. An intelligent lyric about thinking for yourself and not buying into fake news is soulfully served up over a classic piano house track in the JN Redemption mix. Whilst the JN Mind Meld Dub is complete with much cosmic synth revelry. On the AA side Dave dons his AC Soul Symphony alias to deliver the kind of string heavy, epic orchestral production that harks right back to the golden era of disc . ‘Manhattan Skyline’ clocks in at 11 minutes and progresses through many sections, breaks and solos, always building in intensity to a climatic end. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
unknown Unknown You know the score by now, a ridiculously weighty minimal house beat married with a head turner of a vocal sample to get those lockdown minds melting. That combo has been nailed once again, with another melting pot of sub bass goodness and a classic vocal you never thought you’d hear in this way. 12 inch, one sided white label, handstamped and pressed on 180G vinyl White Label 12" Pre-Order
Vagabundo Club Social / Emanuele Del Carmine / Kikko Esse / Ziggy Phunk / Phazed Groove Tropical Disco Records, Vol. 19 Continuing to make 2020 their own Tropical Disco are back with four tracks of joyous dancefloor fervour in the shape of Volume 19 of their well loved vinyl series. The EP see’s a welcome return for the outrageously talented and regular contributor to the label Phased Groove. He is appearing alongside a debut for the equally revered Ziggy Phunk and a welcome return of Vagabundo Club Social on a release which is completed by a dynamite collaboration between Kikko Esse & Emanuele Del Carmine. This is an EP punctuated by the jazzy flourishes that we have come to love from Tropical Disco which sit perfectly alongside a prodigious selection of disco edged funk. Phazed Groove’s ‘In Motion’ is the perfect opener for this ever so stylish collection. Its dashing groove packs in everything from subtle guitar licks and disco flutes to gentle keys and an ever so sensual breathless female vocal which has likely beamed in directly from the 70’s. It’s a track which belies its laidback notions and is deceptively energetic. Expect this one to be played everywhere from Miami pool soirees to Mediterranean boat parties in the coming months. Danish artist Ziggy Phunk has seen his star rise rapidly over the last couple of years on the back of a series of sublime releases. His track here ‘Vibes of Nola’ is as captivating as anything that he has produced to date. Built around some incredible keys its funk infused bassline gives it some genuine dancefloor guile. Over on the flip Kikko Esse & Emanuele Del Carmine’s ‘Funky Tranky’ brings to mind some of Masters at Works jazzier moments as Nuyorikan Soul. Built round some wonderful live bass guitar playing its layers of sumptuous guitar and brass are a joy. Closing the EP is an essential Latin-edged dance-floor gem in the shape of ‘Calabao’ from Colombia’s irrepressible Vagabundo Club Social. Acidic bass notes and filtered vocals add the grit here. It’s a track which you can expect to be ubiquitous on in the know dancefloors across the tail end of 2020. Yet again Topical Disco raises the bar ever higher for contemporary disco. Tropical Disco Records 12" Pre-Order
WICKHAM / Vlad Arapasu / COSMJN / Floog 6 Years of Eastenderz Pt.1 A milestone six years for Eastenderz, with just shy of 40 releases in that time. Eastenderz returns with two landmark releases to celebrate the 6th year of the label. For the Part 1 of this anniversary release, Eastenderz treat you to a four-track showcase with Floog’s interplanetary peak time roller ‘Games of Drones’ and Cosmjn’s bright arp-infused house bumper ‘Cosmo Acids’ taking the A side. Flip it over and Vlad Arapasu brings the heat with ‘Egoland’, another minimal warper powered by punchy basslines, floating synth touches and a percussive chopped vocal. Finally, Wickham draws for a squelching breaks cut in the form ‘Mello’ to perfectly close out Part 1. Eastenderz 12" Pre-Order