Caribbean boogie classics from the godfather of Cadence-Lypso.
With his group Exile One, Gordon Henderson was instrumental in creating the Cadence-Lypso style. Fast forward a few years and he was in Air studios in Montserrat, where – along with new group the U-Convention – he recorded the sessions that would make up this release. ‘The Highest Bidder’ is a long-time rare groove classic, a no-messing-about slice of early 80s funky boogie. On the B-side “Hard World” ups the tempo for an over-looked slice of modern soul.
Disco Deviance 40 – Selvagem Edits
Side A: Chitty Disco (Selvagem Edit)
Side B: Portonic Por Favor (Selvagem Edit)
Keita Sano is back in the house. This time our man in Japan comes through with two sample-heavy stompers, fully primed for peak-time at the disco. Pow! Pow!
Nearly two dozen releases in and Mister Saturday Night are still dropping nothing but heat, this time enlisting Japan’s Keita Sano to make the systems sparkle. Rediscovering the form which led to ‘Sweet Bitter Love’ on Spring Theory, Sano backs a spangled filter house refix of a Sylvia Striplin classic with a building yet banging fusion of ‘Give Me The Night’ and ‘Jingo’. All things considered, it’s the best sample house slammer to grace the label since the all conquering ‘Mad Disrespect’ and a must for DJs operating on the front line.
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Floating Points’ Melodies International rescues a trio of soul gems.
When he’s not recording and touring with his live band, DJing around the world or completing a PhD in neuroscience, Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points still finds time to release the odd record through his Melodies International label.
For its biggest release yet, the label has collected all three ultra-rare private press singles from modern soul outfit Aged In Harmony into a single 3×7″ set. Originally recorded in the Detroit area between 1973 and 1978, the six tracks here were all written, arranged and produced by Arnold Moore, and have become something like holy grails for soul collectors, fetching hundreds of pounds on the second hand market.
With lead single ‘You’re A Melody’ – backed with an extended disco mix – lending its name to a Floating Point party at Plastic People in 2014, it’s not hard to hear why its become so sought after, the understated funk rhythm section meeting sweeping string arrangements that point the way to the most extrovert big room disco.
Other singles included in the set are ‘Theme For Someone Special’ back with ‘I Feel Like Dancin” from 1978 and ‘Trust Me’ / ‘Dance A While’ all of which originally appeared on the little known Mor-Tones label.