Midnight Riot presents Roller Boogie Volume 3 - our series of peak time skating jams - where we reach out to a selection of our favourite artists and also dig deep to uncover futuristic gems. Featuring productions from the undisputed king of boogie town Leroy Burgess plus queen of the disco scene Chaka Khan and the UK’s very own prince of neo soul Omar this release is on fire. Add to that some of the finest producers, Luke Solomon, Al Kent, Dr Packer, Yam Who?, Los Charly's Orchestra plus more and you have one huge compilation that will rock any roller disco.
Juno Review : Lux Experience has followed the well-trodden path towards rework superstardom, releasing material on Giant Cuts, Masterworks Music and Kolour Recordings before pitching up on Midnight Riot. Happily, the nostalgic Norwegian is once again in fine form, serving up a tasty, club-friendly cut-up of a lesser-known P-funk treat complete with boom-bap hip-hop vocal samples ("On Tha 1") before breathing new life into a boogie-era '80s soul gem in a Mullet Records style ("The Night"). Arguably best of all, though, is EP closer "City Vibes", which underpins clipped guitars, P-funk synth-bass and smooth vocal snippets with a rolling house beat.
HIFI SEAN & SHALVOY PRESENT SLIPPED DISCS VOLUME 2 The boys are back in town with the second installment in their Slipped Discs series. Having both met in NYC 90’s clubland, Hifi & Shalvoy had an obsession with disco, Sound Factory, Jackie 60's, Save the Robots , sneakers and Manhattan cable channel TV resulting in the fabulous new Slipped Discs II. Its been some year for Hifi Sean too. A top forty hit & a USA billboard top 5 club chart placing with the legendary Crystal Waters, a hectic DJ & remix schedule to die for and now this - Slipped Discs Volume 2 with everybodys favourite go to singer Andre Espeut. A fierce remake of Connie Case's ‘Get Down’, Hifi & fellow studio conspirator Shalvoy have delivered deadly beats over a lucid analogue bass synth teasing us relentlessly with shimmering keyboard stabs & intense breakdowns so infectious all the jocks have been smashing it this summer. Not to overlook the other jams here, smoothly gliding between Italo disco-loopy boogie-house action and samplicious dancefloor anthems. For further press, enquiries & licensing please contact : [email protected]
MIDNIGHT RIOT PRESENTS : JAPANESE BOOGIE & DISCO REWORKS - VOLUME TWO Yes we're back from the land of the rising sun with round two of the most obscure Japanese boogie & disco jams. We've brought together the finest DJs and collectors for another installment of unique productions & edits. The opening cut from Shit Hot Soundystem is a total Moroder-esq workout from the 21st century with beefed up drums over electronic pulses locked into an insane spaced out jam. More disco-funk heaviness comes from the likes of Rayko, Yam Who?, Ziggy Phunk, Chewy Rubs and others delivering killer boogie led futuristic joints. A must have for all the DJ Muro, Joey Negro and DJ Harvey fans out there and guaranteed grooves that are completely impossible to find in this day & age.
Despite us being in the depths of summer, the weather is rubbish. Hooray then, for a sunny new Midnight Riot release. Here Jack Tennis, cough, serves up a re-work of a particularly sunny Italo disco jam, "Money". He aces it too with shimmering 80s tropical synth melodies, claps galore and the genre's always endearing slightly dodgy vocals. Elsewhere the vibes are more 'authentic' with "La Funk" being a monster of thumping, rubber-bass boogie and sexy female vocals, and "Easin" being a slo-mo bloc rocker from back in the day.
Review Waaay back in 2014, TV (aka Tom Vine) debuted his Shalama EP to great response. Now three years later one of the EP's tracks, "Disco Scene" gets re-released with remixes. Luke Solomun is up first with seven minutes of delirious French-Touch style disco loops, complete with jazzy keys and hypnotic vocal snippets. If the repetition of that version drives you a bit, well, loopy, check out label bosses Yam Who? who deliver a solid, thumping disco-house workout. The original is also on here too, a smooth and mellow funky roller as good as any of the other mixes.
Midnight Riot Records presents 'Le Spank' Everyone’s favourite disco - boogie & house explorers Midnight Riot serve up another unique compilation ‘Le Spank’ featuring a host of legendary acts & producers from the scene along side some of the hottest rising stars from the underground. Here we have grooves to move ya feet from man of the moment Hifi Sean with his stunning remix of Unomas’s ‘Shari Vari’ featuring Fritz Helder (Azari & III) plus big name favourites like NYC disco giants Odyssey, from Chicago the Hot Mix 5's Ralphi Rosario & Mickey Oliver, Ron Basejam of Crazy P fame, Pete Herbert, Yam Who?, Al Kent, Horse Meat Disco's Severino and the king of Detroit, Amp Fiddler. As well as these stars, new talent galore like Joutro Mundo, Qwestlife, Henri Le Blanc, Werkshy, Situation, Northern Souls, Hypnotic Lovers and Birdee impress just as much as their more established counterparts. Midnight Riot & its ever growing roster continue to ignite the global dance floors and this new album will set to continue this trend.
Review A new week brings another re-edit ruckus from the prolific but consistent Midnight Riot crew. The rock solid four-tracker sees the return of label regulars Shit Hot Soundsystem, who last graced Yam Who's imprint two years ago. They predictably hit the ground running with "Funky Situation", a rolling, gently quantized, percussion-rich peak-time stomper full of jammed-out electric piano solos and low-end funk grunt. They do their best Tiger & Woods impression on "Falling in Love", a loopy and rubbery cut-up of a well known New York boogie staple, before slowing the tempo for the loved-up, blue-eyed soul swirl of "Never Gonna Let You". Harmonica-laden funk-soul slow jam "Irresistible" draws a fine EP to a close in pleasingly dubbed-out style.
Review Since his last outing on Midnight Riot in April 2015, Ziggy Phunk has become a man in demand. This return to Yam Who's label follows inspired edit outings on Rare Wiri, Masterworks Music and Editorial. Happily, the three reworks served up here are genuine scorchers, too. He begins with the heavily dubbed-out disco-funk swirl of "C'mon C'mon", where selected vocal passages seemingly tease dancers to lose their inhibitions in time with the Clavinet-driven groove and wavy synth solos. "Disco In The Night" employs some disco-house trickery (think filtered breakdowns and judicious use of echo) on route to smile-inducing peak-time pastures, while "Game of Love" slaps on a Jheri curl wig and reaches for the '80s electrofunk synths with impressive results.
Review Having previously tasted success by delivering re-edits and reworks of disco and boogie cuts, the latest Midnight Riot missive flips the script. It features rising house producer Chaka Kenn delivering reworks that pay tribute to the glory days of house in the late 1980s. "Why Waste Your Time" is a perfectly executed revision of a well-known favourite from the turn of the '90s, with the producer making great use of the original's sparking piano riffs, synthesized string stabs, bouncy synth bassline and snippets of the familiar vocal. It's accompanied by an arguably even stronger Dub and "Who's At The Front Door", which seemingly stitches together bits from classic deep house tracks that all have the same title (listen, and you'll get what we're on about).
Review Midnight Riot begins its second century of releases with what appears to be a label debut. They're keeping tight-lipped about the identity of Barbi (and pretty much everything else about this release), so we'll quickly move on to the two tasty tracks that make up the EP. Opener "I Need To Know" is something of a bustling, rolling, bass-heavy disco-funk treat, where punchy horns, cut-glass strings, bluesy guitars, incessant Hammond lines and gravel-throated vocals wrap themselves around a relentless groove. Flip to the virtual B-side for "Too Late", a similarly inclined chunk of effects-laden, horn heavy disco haziness with plenty of bottom-end bounce.
Joutro Mundo presents 'Brazilian Boogie & Disco - Volume 2' Midnight Riot returns to Rio to join Joutro Mundo one of the hottest producers in the game. Just in time for festival madness he delivers round 2 in his much loved Brazilian Boogie & Disco series featuring Joeblack, Rafael Fernandez & Facchinetti. Here we have 8 tracks of pure dynamite coming from the land of the hot groove. Teasing us throughout with his trademark hypnotic acid squelches over a deep sun drenched horn sections, funky guitars & fluid keyboard hooks that makes you feel like summer will never end. Its another album of total floor busters, the perfect high for all disco - funk & house jocks out there who love to drop a little bit of that South American magic for their sets.
Midnight Riot Presents - Sotta 'Ask For More EP' Taken up the guitar in his younger years, Sotta did not suspect that he just embarked on a long journey into the world of music. After growing up in the far North, surrounded by the cold harbors, hills and auroras, he began travelling and enriching his life with the new experiences while refining his craftsmanship. Having caused supersonic ripples through the quality underground imprints, starting with his debut releases under the alias “Freska”, Sotta is set to continue and deliver his bewitching single series. Being an adept of vintage sounds and temperamental house, he is combining with ease all the roguish and enterprising elements from the world music heritage. Everything, from themes and sounds of the early electronica to percussive attacks of the afro beat, pitches in to what he astutely describes as ‘rhythm and soul’. No fairy tale pleased him so much as the life in constant creature and adventure. As a connoisseur and an activist Sotta took part in organizing a great deal of musical events and curated the Red Bull Music Academy program in Russia for five years. During that time he continued his journey into the diverse world of music, expanded his horizons and collaborated with many spectacular artists and festivals. After casting an anchor in sunny Spain, Sotta is taking delight in composing new music and experimenting with sound, while knowing that the love, dreams and the energy hold this world together.
Hustlers Convention - Various Album - Out 6th March - Juno Exclusive Tracklisting: Amp Fiddler 'I Got It' DJ Raw Sugar Remix Danny Kane Feat Jacqui George 'Feelin Me' Yam Who? Remix Trujillo '4 More' Judge Funk 'You Got Troubles' Frank Virgilio 'Lovin' Disco Funk Spinner 'Boogie Chase' Ziggy Phunk 'The One I Luv' Magnetic Soul 'Do It Baby' Alena 'Higher' Yam Who? Mix Chewy Rubs 'Phunky In The Place' Inkswel Feat Suzi Analogue 'Like That' Evil Smarty 'The Disco Beat' Massimo Vanoni 'Got The Power' Mista Shifta 'Cash Money' Misumami 'Prove it' Kid Sublime Remix Freekwency Feat Molly D 'Just For Two'