Exactly what it says on the tin, a few favourite isodisco disco bombs!
A few more tracks floating our boat at the minute..
There’s loads of hypnotic, loopy, chopped-up, sample heavy edits doing the rounds at the mo and they’re defo marmite business. Done poorly they can be needle-stuck repetitive, unimaginative and a brain pain. Done well they can be slow-building works of absolute genius and dancefloor bombs.
Like this little weapon from LTJ X-Perience‘s, recent edit compilation
It’s A Small World Disco – Cry
MCDE productions have been a mainstay in our sets for an age. Great to see this one finally get a release, one of his best yet.
Toby Tobias – Macasu (Motor City Drum Ensemble Loft Party Remix)
..and finally, we picked this up offa the interwebs a few weeks back, and given how bootlegging of bootleggers is so prevalent at the mo, we’re not totally convinced this is a genuine Terje. Apologies if it is of course Todd, but the over the top filters and rough arrangements are a slight departure from your usual fare! Cool edit nonetheless and perfect for any time of the evening.
Chic – My Forbidden Lover (Tangoterje Re-Edit)
This is nothing more than a post to gloat about heading to see Stevie Wonder in Dublin tonight, and an excuse to post a few of our favourite edits/samples/re-works from recent times and even a beaut or two of his very own. Immense.
Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
Soul Clap – Love Light
The Revenge – Night Flight
All I Do (Todd Terje Re-edit)
Superstition (Todd Terje Edit)
Omar S – I’m Feelin You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Same track, 3 different versions…
Casual Touch‘s re-work is great..
Melba Moore – Loves Comin’ At Ya (Casual Touch Re-Edit)
Tiger & Woods loop it up like only they can..
Tiger& Woods – Love In Cambodgia
But this one’s the winner..
We’re massive fans of the legend that is Roy Ayers. He has managed to release some timeless music spanning genres of jazz, funk, disco and hip hop. And his influence can be heard over the years through artists such as Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian and Mary J Blige to name a few.
He still tours today, and if you ever get a chance to see him, make sure not to miss it, as his live shows are nothing short of amazing.
Aeroplane played ‘Belfast’ by Boney M at their Ulster Hall gig in Belfast last year. It was reminiscent of the time The Specials played Ghost Town in Larne. We were sad to hear that Stephen and Vito from Aeroplane have decided to go their separate ways but hope they both continue to create new music.
Anyway, back to Boney M .. Here’s Horse Meat Disco’s edit of Boney M’s ‘Silly Confusion’.
We love Duff Disco and everyone loves Big Greg Wilson. So when we heard the big man played three of the wee man’s edits in his set from Cultural Vibes last weekend, we didn’t think we’d be disappointed.
Here it is in all it’s glory!
We’re not sure if we can write something about Mark E that hasn’t been written before. Undisputed heavyweight champion of the disco edit world, lord of the pitched-down manner (see what we did there), dj, producer, remixer du jour and now label boss in his very own right, everything he does is a constant source of inspiration to us.
With killer outputs on Sonar Kollektiv, Golf Channel, Intrnasjonal & Gerd Janson’s Running Back, he has developed his distinctive sound to the extent that it’s probably a genre in it’s own right now.
With the birth of MERC – Mark’s own label – earlier this year, he had a hassle-free outlet for his own productions and Mark MarkEd the occasion (see what we did there) with the release of a special compilation of previously unobtainable edits, including long time isodisco favourites RnB Drunkie and his totally sick Plastic People edit.
Delightfully, it’s now the eve of release of the second volume of his 2005-2009 works and once more you can expect some previously impossible to get magic; hopefully including where it all began for Mark – his seminal 2005 take on Womack & Womack’s Baby I’m Scared Of You.
We brought Mark over to Belfast Music Club last year and he utterly destroyed the place in easily one of our most favourite gigs of 2009. If you get a chance to see him this summer, do NOT pass it up!
Anyways, check out all things Merc here and below are a couple of boss tracks with the golden Mark E touch. Enjoy.
Y’all don’t need us to tell you how good Beats in Space is.
Y’all don’t need us to tell you how good Wolf & Lamb are.
W&L + BiS = mix of the year thus far
1. Soulclap - Extravaganza – W + L Black
2. Guti, Deniz kurtel, Gadi Mizrahi – The Way I Feel – Supplement Facts
3. Guti, Deniz kurtel, Gadi Mizrahi – 3 AM – Supplement Facts
4. Jose James – Promise in Love - Brownswood
5. Woolfy Vs. Projections – Carry On
6. SECT - Sectsamaphone – unreleased
7. Nicolas Jaar – Come N Get It
8. Ilija Ruidman – What Am I Gonna Do (Dub)
9. Michael J Collins – Washed Away My Faith (Gadi Mizrahi Remix) – Wolf + Lamb Music
10. Burnt Island Casuals – Scotch Hop
11. Mario Basanov – Do You Remember (6th Borough Project Dub) – Future Classic
12. Zev - Don’t Break It (Kenny Glasgow & Johnny White Remix) – Wolf + Lamb Records
13. The Mole - Oh My Stomach - Music Risque
14. Dudley Perkins – Forevaendless
15. Bonobo - Eyesdown (feat. Andrea Triana)
16. Soul Clap – Isley Experiment
No better way to kick off our blog than with the help from one of our favourite sleazy house producers from this past few years. Eddie C hails from Canada and is an absolute master of loopy, stripped-down, groove ridden beats & basslines. He’s also criminally consistent these days, and we’re yet to hear anything that’s not totally ace from him. Enjoy.