With a label like HEAVY DISCO there’s no guessing what you’re getting with any of their releases. That’s not to say there isn’t any variety however. Their brand new compilation, the second in their “This Is” series opens up London imprint’s deeper side. They’ve slowed things down a bit and sprinkled sunshine throughout the 18 cuts instead of dusting them in fist-pumping white powder.
Watch for the compilation – it comes out on April 8. In the meantime check out some of the tunes below.
For me, this is the standout track! Can’t get enough of this one!
ALI JAMIESON is a self-proclaimed “producer and synth botherer focused on the more organic, soulful and leftfield styles of house and disco.” His latest release, and debut on Keenhouse’s Sunlinxx Records, falls deeply into his mantra with three slowburn sunlit jams.
It’s been a goal of mine to support what’s going on in Winnipeg. In a city as small as this you’d think it would be easy to do but the reality is, the activity here is endless. In short, I don’t think I’ve been doing so well so I’m starting a new thang. On Wednesdays (hopefully every week) I’ll highlight a local producer or perhaps profile a show or promoter. I’m keeping it loose for now and maybe the feature will find its own focus.
For the first post I want to give a shout to BALTIC who’s been a staple in Winnipeg clubs for a hot minute under the name TEC-G. I’ll be forthright in saying it’s not often I make it out to any of his shows. A line from “Coax Me” by Sloan comes to mind, “It’s not the band I hate it’s their fans.”
Anyway, Patryk hit me up a couple months ago with an amazing remix of Chic. It’s a bit electro and a bit disco…and all party, perhaps in a sandstorm.
Ha. This is kinda funny. Tec-G and Lambo (from the next post) worked on stuff together at one point. Not sure if they’re still collaborating – it’s hard to keep up with all of this.
Our friend ILL TYPE joins the ranks of Manalogians. What better way to introduce him than with his latest mix. It speaks for itself but if you must know, Ill Type is from Winnipeg. He plays a tonne of mid-tempo bass music…and he does it well.
Bulabeats founder, JOHNNY PLUSE, has a pack of downloads available from his forthcoming long player, The Book of Lies. There are some choice cuts, all falling somewhere into the breaks realm. Some a bit faster, others running mid-tempo. Can’t point out any signature style because it’s quite diverse, but there are some really nice change-ups that could work wonders on the dancefloor.
Peep a few of the tracks below and for the full free set click here.
Here’s a tune from LA-based SKAGGS destined to become a dancefloor favourite. His debut on Jalapeno Records is a cream-filled disco number. The low end on the track is sweet enough to give a sugar junky the shakes. Mind you, it should sound familar – it’s borrowed from Jalapeno’s stalwarts, KRAAK & SMAAK. Watch for the single – it drops April 15.
Just in case you weren’t watching…The tune below by the way, is one of my all-time favourites.
Fusing elements of funk, house, and hip hop, KOLOMBO‘s debut on OFF Recordings is a homage to an all-weekend party extravaganza. Of the two-track EP from the Belgian producer the title track, “Let’s Drink,” is the stand out with it’s thick bassline smeared over an 80s-influenced funk break.