Posts Tagged ‘disco’

Vital Radio 166 – Hour 1: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| February 22nd, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.  Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press. Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

01. Lookback – Sudo (Original Mix)
02. House Republic – Nuggetz (Richard Grey Original Mix)
03. Yolanda Be Cool – Le Bump feat. Crystal Waters
04. Nikola Vujicic – The Devil With The Devil (Original Mix)
05. Crazibiza & Kevin Prise vs Azealia Banks – Reach Out To The 212 (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
06. NKOTB – Step By Step (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
07. Billy Ocean – Carribean Queen (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
08. Oliver Twizt – Love Trip (Olav Basoski Remix)
09. CArl Creme – My Lovin’ (Carl Hanaghan Original Mix)
10. Olav Basoski – The Rain (Original Mix)
11. Matt Everson – Chopper (Original Mix)
12. Renoa & Hadrian – La Canadian Funk feat. Effluence (Redubbed)
13. Demoro – Black (Ivan Pica Remix)
14. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Dreamer 2012 feat. Nicole Faye (Original Mix)
15. Manna-Croup – Solid Ground (Original Mix)


Vital Radio 166 – Hour 2: Crazibiza

| February 22nd, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Crazibiza is the excitingly ingenious pairing of legendary Hungarian house aficionado Tommyboy and fellow countryman Agebeat.
Combining their individual talents & creative flair for this project, you can expect to hear only the highest caliber house music from these guys as they drum it out good and proper inside the studio and clubside too.

And really, who can argue? They’ve got 5 tracks in the Beatport house chart right now! Crazibiza’s 2011 achievements include tracks & remixes appearing on Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Space Ibiza & Pacha Ibiza compilations to name just a few. Remixing requests are also coming full throttle, their skills the desired requisite for artists including Axwell, Joey Negro, Akon, Ron Carroll, and Spencer & Hill amongst others.

This Vital Radio set features Crazibiza live from Matrix nightclub in Croatia.  Disco house at its finest!


The demand for a tracklist was huge for this set – so we pieced one together as best as we could!

1. Crazibiza – Keep It Comin
2. Crazibiza – Take Control
3. DJ Dan – House All Night (Crazibiza Remix)
4. DJ PP – House Of Love vs Marco Poggioli & Matteo Gariselli – Iris (Manuel De La Mare Space Mix) ?
5. WaWa feat. Fabal – Sombrita (David Herrero Ole Remix)
6. Mike Newman & The Viron – Lady (Crazibiza Remix)
7. Sean Finn – Show Me Love 2k12 (Crazibiza Remix)
8. ID – ID vs Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Acappella)
9. Crazibiza – Everybody (SaNGioDj Unreleased Vocal Mix)
10. Lookback – Sudo (Crazibiza Remix)
11. Dave Aude feat. Isha Coco – Something For The Weekend (Crazibiza Remix)
12. Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (Angger Dimas Bambu Remix) vs Phoenix – If I Ever Feel Better (Acappella)
13. (?) Florian Kruse & Nils Nurnberg – Lovers N’ Fighters (DJ Madskillz Remix) vs Masters At Work – Work (Acappella)
14. Crazibiza – Hard vs Moby – Go (Acappella)
15. (?) Crazibiza – My Lips
16. ID – ID vs Chocolate Puma & Bingo Players – Touch Me (Acappella)
17. Oliver $ – Doin Ya Thang vs Michael Jackson – Beat It (Acappella)


Friday Flashback: Etherfox – The Whirled You Live

| June 4th, 2010 | No Comments »
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This week’s Friday Flashback takes us back to 2003 – newcomer’s Etherfox release a 12″ of this record on a Ministry of Sound subsidiary Hussle Recordings. The Whirled You Live and their follow-up record Something Different To Say were both included in numerous compilations by Ministry of Sound and Ked Kandi.

In 2009 The Shapeshifters featured Something different to say on their first Nocturnal Grooves compilation. You haven’t heard the last disco-house smash from Justin Shave & Antigone Foster, trust me.

Tuesday Tunes: Jamie Lewis

| June 1st, 2010 | 2 Comments »

In 1985 Cem Berter aka Jamie Lewis made his first appearance as DJ on the swiss clubs circuits playing classic disco and Funk, but it wasn’t too long before he soon become heavily involved in the developing House music scene in the late eighties thanks to his love and passion for music. From 1987 to 2004 he owned one of the first and most famous record-shop of Switzerland (Dee Jay Service inWinterthur).

He produced his first records in 1992 for the Italian label UMM & in 1994 for the Canadian label Definive rec. (John Acquaviva).

In 1997 Jamie Lewis created his own record label Purple Music, recognized today as one of the most impressive house music label worldwide with artists, producers and remixers like Bob Sinclar, KOT, Sandy Rivera, Dimitri from Paris, Brian Tappert, DJ Pippi, Cerrone, Michelle Weeks, Lisa Millett, Michael Watford, Andrea Love, Jocelyn Brown, Alfred Azzetto, Luca Cassani, Panevino, Kemal a.m.m.
Jamie collaboration’s are not only the most appreciated house music artists but also pop and disco stars like Etienne de Crecy, The Weather Girls, Cerrone and Billie Ray Martin.

His most successfull productions «The light» and «Be thankful» with Michelle Weeks were accalaimed as the records of the WMC inMiami (2002 & 2005) granted him nominations at the UK «House Music Awards». His productions orremixes for «Hooked on you», «You are the one», «Not too Shabby», «Tatoo Woman» by Cerrone, «For you», «It’s over» and «It’s not over» with Michael Watford and «Give you» with Djaimin have been together some of the most plaid titles worldwide

Jamie’s main collaborations are with Defected, Mn2s, Yellow, Universal, Malligator, Salted, and Soulfuric. He mixed over 25 CD compilations incl. the serie Mykonos, Streetparade house, Waxwars, DJ Pippi & Jamie Lewis in the Mix, Defected International and his own serie «My girlfriend is out of Town» and he created  his own t-shirt collection «My Girlfriend is out of town» and «My Boyfriend is out of Town»to expand his business not only into the music branche. His Swiss residencies with the legendary «Purple Music Nights» take place every last Saturday of the month since 1997 at Kaufleuten (Zurich), and bi-monthly at Atlantis (Basel).


The Amazing MN2S 15th Anniversary Compilation

| April 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

If you like everything soulful and funky within the realm of electronic dance music, you should be well aquainted with MN2S by now. Home to some of my favorite producers (e.g. Timmy Vegas, Grant Nelson, Alex Gaudino & many more), MN2S is a force to be reckoned with.

Almost 15 vocal Milk‘n’2 Sugars years have flown by. In true celebratory style, MN2S have amassed a stunning string of vocal beauties to please your ears – with the very best of their past, present, and future tracks to date.

Splitting the compilation into three competing segments, the first two concentrate on the girls and the guys – with top trumping vocals from leading ladies Barbara Tucker, Lisa Millet, Jocelyn Brown, and Michelle Weeks. Part two showcases key gentlemen of house including Robert Owens, Michael Watford, Arnold Jarvis, and more.

Part three is their gift to every MN2S fan in the land. Here you’ll find brand new exclusive re-edits of some of our most famed tracks to date – from Jon Cutler, Sofia Rubina, and Conan Liquid.

If you haven’t already done so, check out this amazing compilation. Priced at $16.99  on Beatport it’s an absolute steal!

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Earth Wind & Fire – September (David Akermanis Bootleg)

| April 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »

I figured it was only appropriate that a bootleg have bootlegged album art. Download & enjoy!

10 Disco-Influenced House Tunes Every DJ Should Have In Their Record Bag

| March 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

If you’ve been to any Vital events lately I’m sure it would come as no surprise to you that I’ve developed a serious affinity for everything funky and disco. I’ve always found it challenging, given that I love melodic progressive house, to find a sweet spot between music I like to produce and music I can rock a crowd with when I’m live in a club or lounge.

Over the past while I’ve found that not only do people LOVE disco, but I don’t feel like a total shill or sellout while playing it. In fact, it makes me all happy and giddy inside (that may be the alcohol). This isn’t entirely surprising though – disco gave birth to house music after all. Let’s also not forget that people love classics, and a modern remake of a discoey track from the yesteryear is a surefire recipe for dance floor success.

Here are some of the tracks that have been moving & shaking while I’ve been out record slinging; each is fundamentally rooted in disco or is a remake of an old classic:

10. Another Chance – I Can’t Wait (Original Mix)
09. Mange Le Funk – I Still Want You (Original & Bellatrax Remixes)
08. Malente – I Like It (Riva Starr Snatch! Remix)
07. Bionik Phunk – In My Head (ATFC’s Timmy’s In My Head Mix)
06. JCA, Solaphinics – Total Love (Raul Rincon Rootz Remix)
05. Sandy Rivera & Andy Daniell – Whatever (ATFC Remix)
04. Seamus Haji & Romain Curtis – I’ve Been Looking ft. Awa (Seamus Haji Vocal Mix)
03. James Junior – Come Home With Me (Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart & Conan Liquid Remixes)
02. Sia Lauren Flax ft. Sia – You’ve changed (MK D-troit Mix)
01. Solu Music feat. KimBlee – Fade (Avicii Remix)