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.
Paradise Garage Gets its Own Movie
Jonathan Ullman will direct a new film about the legendary New York club.
Paradise Garage may have closed in September of 1987, but the legacy it left behind spans generations. On May 11, 2014, a block party was held in front of the club’s former home in SoHo. The street was spilling over as thousands paid their respects to the Garage and legendary DJ Larry Levan. During its ten years, the Garage defined what dance music has become today, and one man’s musical style and taste provided the soundtrack to an era. See why millions of fans around the globe have a special place in their hearts for Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage.
This is a far cry from Amp Fiddler’s Funkadelic days, Released on Midnight Riot (One of my favourite labels) this tune squeezes everything from Techno, Neo-Soul, Motown and Disco pretty much effortlessly. Produced by Yam Who? you know it’s gonna be a killer and a dancefloor killer it certainly is!